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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 84TH YEAR, NO; 30'.: PHONE G734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79G04, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 17, FORTY PAGES IN FOUIi SECTIONS Associated Press (ff] Tower of London Hit By Blast; 26 Injured GOOD CAREER LONDON An explo- sion today rocked the Tower of London, one of Britain's most historic monuments, and hospital officials said 20 per- sons were injured, including a number of clu'ldrcn. Scotland Yard said they sus- pected a terrorist bomb caused the blast, but there was no immediate confirma- tion of this. Irish extremists set off an explosion June 17 that damaged the bouses of Parliament and injured seven persons. In past bombings, terrorists have given advance warning, but there was no such warning in today's incidenl, police said. "Suddenly there was this said JMrs. John Lyall, of suburban London, "There was glass and smoke coming nut of the building. I heard children screaming." Police cordoned off the area By Bill Herridge "I DO MISS THE-DAYS OF PASSENGER TRAINS." 'These Hands Have Worked the Railroad' John Henry lamented the Irying life of a railroad worker in his immortal song, but Les Wallace, after 50 years, believes railroading is a great career. His story is on Pg. IB. LEAVE WITH NO REGRETS Grape St. Work in '67 Bond Plan By GLUE RUCKEH Word has it (he cily's plaining a traffic spur running northwest from Grape and IS'. 10th connecting with N. 11 (h. Have bonds been voted for (his or where is thc; money coming from? What's (he cost? What is (he particular advantage? Is Grape lo become one- way? A. No. Grape isn't scheduled to become one-way but N. lOlii and N. lllh will soon cut straight across Grape instead of taking a jog. Grape's a major thoroughfare, N'. 10th is rapidly developing into one and with this change you'll have a signalized in- tersection conlrolling traffic crossing Graoe at these streets. The same thing will.be done shortly at Grape and No. 3rd and N. day pirectorrtif Public Works Jerry Smith Bays aJJihis.was'.rncluded in.the bond prograiru It.'s taken longer. 1 ban ex- pected io get on with the project because of difficulties in onlainingTight of way but the last piece of right of way was finally ac- quired last-spring. Smith doesn't know the cost yet since the contract has noL been let. Q. How can I -get hold of Fred Holli- rtay; host of the "Girl in My Life" tele- vision program? I want to tell him abonl the gir! in my life who has done something special. A..Send a detailed letter about the person you would like to have honored, telling how you plan to gel this person lo Hollywood and on the show .without arousing her suspicion. Include two snapshots of the person and Iwo of yourself. The pictures won't be returned and you'll hear from Ihe show only if yom- cnlryis selected, says KTXS Ctation Manag- er Bob Jackson. Address is: Girl in My Life, 100C7 Riverside Dr., N. Hollywood Calif. 91602, A [lent ion: Researchers. .Q. the Texas legislature en- acini a law exempting Cl> year olds ami disabled veterans from ad valo- rem lax.'The 45 year old part was put to the voters and passed. I wrole you and asked why the veterans were not Includ- ed and yon sah) Mr. Clifton legislature; made, a mistake in the vclcr- ans' part of the bill. My question is if this has been straightened out hy now and what is Ihe procedure lo have, the veterans' part, of (he bill Included ip the next election here in Taylor County? A. The citizens did vole on it and passed it but Ihe stale attorney general ruled il was in violation of some constitutional rights and Ihercfore void. The attorney-general'said Hie exemptions cannot be granted until and unless Ilicrc is further legislation on llic subject, according to Asst. City Manager John llatchel. Q. Why rtoesn'l (he city pave the, ilirl roads out by Reagan School? I refer to Hartford, Redbird, Puchlo, Baker and (here may be more bu( these, are the busiest. They're used by who live there, school buses and a lol just by the public. I hot if the city would take a survey they'd find ant how busy, those roads art. From what I hear, if they want the streels paved, they have to pay for them. Thai's crazy because they're not Ihe oily wko nse them.., A. You'll'have to fight City Hall on this one since assessing property owners for their share of the street paving has been standard policy for years. If the city .ah- and two helicopters hovered over the medieval fortress where England's Tudor kings had their enemies beheaded. The Tower, actually a castle on the River Thames in east London, also houses the crown jewels of Queen Elizabeth II. "There 'was a terrific bang and a huge column of smoke rose ever the Tower. There arc police cars, fire engines and ambulances everywhere" a Port of London Authority official said. The area around the Tower was crowded with tourists at the time of the blast. A shopgirl said the explosion appeared to come from the sorbcd the entire cost of paving those slrccts, it would hare to do the same for every other street. And imagine the howl from properly owners who'd previously shelled out lo have their streets paved. They'd want a refund- Jerry Smilh, director of city public works, knows of 'unpavcd streets will) a good bit more traffic than Ihosc. They're not prob- lem streels anyway, lie says, so he can't declare them such and have llic city ahead and pave. But even if they were, property owners would still bear their share of the cost. Smith says the City Council, lo encourage paving, assesses less than the slate law permits. It looks as though your only solution is to circulate a petition for signatures of 75 per cent of total owners or 50 per cent of resident owners. Even then, sections of those streets don't have adequate rigiit-of- way width and until brought iip to city specifications couldn't bo paved anyway. We're sorry. Address questions to Action Line, SO, Abilene, Texas 73C04. Names will not be used but questions must he signed and addresses given. Please Include tel- ephone umbers if possible. ground floor level of llic Tow- er, built 900 years ago by Wil- liam the Conqueror. II was Ihcir Ihalllie unfor- limate wives of Henry VIII lost tlieir heads. Crown jewels kept at the Tower arc priceless. One slone alone, the famed Koh-l- Nobr diamond, was estimated to be worth So.6 million, and that was in 1S30. This diamond is now in -the front of the queen mother's crown. The heavily, guarded crown jewels' room contains crowns, scepters, golden slaffs, rods, rings, diamonds and gems, and gold and silver plate. 3 Officers Promoted By First National Three officers were promot- ed ;mcl four eniploycs were elected officers .by the First National Bank's board, of directors. Tuesday." Earl Hughes Jr. was promoted to vice president and John Mour- er and ,C. Michael Jordan were promoted to assistant .vice president. Jim Houston was circled credit department officer, Jer- ry Ferryman..and Gary.-Wil- liams lo; loan "officers.' and John E. Connor to bunk prop- erly HUGHES IS HliAD of Hie bank's Master Charge Depart- ment and has been at First National since 1370. Previous- ly, lie was employed at D W Furniture Company for. 13 years and was its general manager prior to joining the bank. A native of Abilene, he graduated from Stamford High School and Hardin-Sim- inons University ami is a vel- eran of years in the Air Force. Me is a member of the Oper- ations Committee of South- western States B a n k c a r d Assn., is a member of 1he board of directors of the Abi- KARL HUGHES JR. .named Vice President lene Fine Arls Museum and recently retired from Ihe hoard of directors of the Abi- lene Philharmonic Assn. He is 3 member of lite Kiwanis Club of Abilene. Hughes and his wife, Betty, have two children, Hichard, See Hank, I'g. IIA, Col. 1 Chance of Showers Steadily Building By JOB DACY U llcporlcr-Ncws Slaff Writer Monday's double-rainbow promise of more rain may be more justified than expected in the lOlh month of a drought. Forecasters at Ihe National Weather Service said Wednes- day that conditions are steadily building toward more thunder- showers for the area. The pattern comes primarily from a spillover of Gulf mois- Inrc into Wesl Texas from East Texas, weatherman Frank Can- non explained, which is covering an urea as far west as El Paso with a five-mile thick blanket of moisture. The build-up began last week but has been more evident since Monday, Cannon said. Tin: AVERAGE relalivc hu- midity Monday was 4o per cent throughout that five-mile height which increased tc 73 per cent Tuesday and to SO per cent Wednesday morning. The increase is even more pronounced over San Angela which had an average relative humidity of 75 per cent Tuesday and 98 per cent Wednesday morning. Cannon said. Forecasters. Cannon said, arc now looking for (he heal of Ihe afternoons to trigger showers and IhumlershowfTs. In weather terminology that's low-level convergence and up- per-level divergence creating conditional instability. WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE weolhcr Service (Wcoltier Mcp, Pg. 4BI ABILENE AND VICINITY (ltn.il lo partly cloudy slight chance or Ihrouo Thursday. Conllfiuc.-l waim. Soblhcrl winds e lo 15 mph. High today and Thur day In the- middle 901. Low tonlohl nra 70. Probability of M per cent. Illqh and lor 74 hours ending a.m.: ?4 ana 71. Itlnh and some dole Tosl year: anH Sunrise today: tunsef ttwilqtu In layman's terms. Cannon ex- plained that Ihe phenomenon re- sembles the action of a chim- ney, drawing warm, moist air into Ihe upper levels of the al- mosphcre where it spreads oul. and condenses inlo clouds and rain. TI1H "FLUE" of this chimney is located just lo Ihe west, of Abilene, close enough lo affect. the area wilh heat showers, also known as conveclive showers. A brief shower in northwcsl Abilene Tuesday evening was the result of such action. Can- non said. N'o rain fell al Munici- pal Airport. Frontal systems, Cannon said, have nothing lo do wilh this type of shower activity. Summer weather pallerns are completely opposite from those in the win- ler. he said. The southerly flow of moisture continues to bring moisture in from the Gulf, Cannon said. and, if the heal can generate enough showers may again come lo parched West. Texas. Dizzy Dean Dies Of Heart Attack Dizzy Dean, who worked his way as on Arkansas farm boy to pilch his way inlo baseball's Hall of Fame wilh his popular fast- died early Wednes- day, two days after a sev- 'ere heart. attack. Pg. 1C. AmusirtiEnls 5C Business Mirror 6C Bridcw 9A Classified 9-1 3C Comics 8C Editorials _ 4A Horoscope 9A Hospital Paticriii 4B Obituaries 13C Soorls 1-4C Trj Your Good 'Health 6A TV Leo ____ 5C TV Seoul 5C Women's. MEWS'- 2-3B ;