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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 4, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WiTHjOFFENSE TO FRIENDS 6X FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS.IT 93RD YEAR, NO. 352 PHONE 673-4271 .ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY IN THREE SECTIONS ciftfti PrtM ELIJE RUCXEB Lonely New Resident Volunteers for Work Q. Please -tell me where I cwild join your Senior-; Citizens elubs. live jasl mBv'fd kere from Wisconsin. am very lonely. I'm, not a church person and would like' to get involved In something even volunteer work. A. You are about to.receive almost royal welcome to. AblleneJ :Y6u're in a city of umpteen hundred non-profit organizations in need of .volunteers and ,the best organized group of Senior, Citizens you'll' ever see, You'll be hearing frpm.ttie volunteer co- ordinator at the State the children's librarian 'who's in need or Volunteer story- lellers and, several presidents various chapters of the Arncrican Association of Re- tired People, who would love to have you as a new member Oh yes. You'll be getting one other call. Monday through Friday at noon; Senior Citi- zens gather at Cobb or Sears Parks for free lunch, dominoes, 42, or just conversation, and you're inviled. If any other organizations need a volun- teer worker like you and let us know about it. we'll put you in touch with them, too. You're going to be the busiest newcomer to hit town in -years. Q. Why does hair stretch wben wet? A. Two things, the weight of Ihe moisture and the way the hair strand is constructed. If you look under a microscope, explains hair- expert Lottie Nealeigh, you'll see it's twisted like a rope. If you wet down a rope clothesline, it'll sag; when you wet your hair it expands, then, like a rope, contracts when il dries. It'll stretch .when it's dry, under pressure. Try this wtap a strand of hair around your -.ihdes. finger, wrap1 the other end around your. other index finger and pull. If your hair is healthy it .will 'stretch. If it breaks easily, it's an indication your hair's in poor condition. i Q. We've got ja Ibe 'part onr fence aid ii some la-'tfee Wizard. The hoHse, as the eai tort be- coine a victim of Ike little rascals. Now the big question is should we nave yard sprayed or fork dot a large sun of money and have our bouse treated? 'A Just treat -thV fence; the wood pile and firewood you might have in the yard: ACC Entomologist Hoy Shake says they have to have 'something 'to feed on and a. means of moisture so, they won't infest the grass. Spray wherever they're busy eating. Q. Wnere can we pick our own fresh strawberries and cherries? i'A. This really isn't strawberry and cherry country, says County C. Stanley. We have a few cherry trees in backyards and an occasional strawberry, patch but they're not grown here on a large scale, that's why you can't find them. When some- one does offer these "pick your own" deals, they sbmelimes place, ads in our classified section under f.l, Fruits and Vegetables. You might occasionally 'check that. section to see what the local farmers have to offer. Q. Please find Did Francis. Scott Key, who wrote our national anlhem write also the Pledge of Allegiance our flag? A. Francis Bellamy wrpte.lhe Pledge of Allegiance for a school celebration of Co- lumbus Day in 1892. Key was a. Washington lawyer (back in Bellamy was an or- dained Baptist minister turned journalist. He'd been appointed chajrman.of a commit- tee to plan a program celebrating the 400th anniversary of Ihe discovery of America. He wrole the pledge in two hours; it was first published in "The Youth the journal for which Bellamy worked. Bella- my's boss, James B. Upham.'came up with the idea of the celebration and to this day members of Upham's family claim he wrole it, not Bellamy. Address questions lo Action Uie, Box W, Abilene, Texas 1MM. Names will irt be used bit questions must be slgKd ami addresses given. Please include tel- Cancer Society Services Listed The 'American Cancer Society does more than col- lect money for research. District 16 director- John Barnes tells of its many services on Page IB. NEWS INDEX Amusements .............8C Bridge 4B Classified 4-7C Comics...........-..... 2B Editorials............... 4A Horoscope fp Hospital Patients 8A Obituories 3C Sports................. To Your Good Heolth......6A TV Loq TV 8C Women's News 3B a By JOE DACY 1] Reporter-News SUlf Writer Three tornado sightings, two unconfirmed, and high winds causing .scattered damage thioughout Abilene were appar ently the only results here of Monday s night fierce thunder storm aclruty forecasters at the National Wealhef'Service said Tuesday. The only confirmed -tornado was reported by the Department of Public Safely at 11 10 p m Monday 10 miles northeast of Sweetwater, near Trent, moving toward the southeast at 25 mph. Widespread damage re- ported in Trent- Tornadoes were also reported by the public at Fort i hantom Lake at 11 55 p m and at 12 10 a m Tuesday, three miles north .of the Abilene-Municipal Airport near Ihe community of Elmdale NO INJURIES were reported in Abilene in connection with any of the numerous reports of damage caused by the tortuous winds, which gusted to 47 rnph at the Weather Service of f ice, forecaster D. W. Eck said .Tues- day morning. Eck> said'the office recen ed many reports of tornadoes or-funnel clouds from the public however, he said cili zens often mistake cloud wisps or other weather phenomena for in the mid- dle of the Nevertheless, Ilie storms were Eck said and he added that Abilene was lucky' that damage was not Im really surprised that, there' were't more he said: WEST TEXAS Utilities Co spokesman Mason Davidson said Tuesday that "the high winds caused numerous inter- ruptions .lo electric, power.when, large trees blown'down in north and westvAbilenel' THE UTILITY 'poles were also .blown'down bn.Hwy of Tye around was'off from a.m. -to a.m. and all or most of Ihe pow- er was restored by Tuesday morning, he said. Bob owner of Zoo. Tuesday .morning that despite about of wind damage, the, Zoo.AVorld Playhouse "will go or! as sched- uled He. said high the miniature railroad crossing and' bamboo 'awning and.chairs at.the Playhouse. Examples of damage included .some freakish occurrences 'in- cluding a report of an awning blown down at the American Karate Club at 909 N .Mocking- bird where one observer, said, pictures of karate figures'on the building "appeared" to have' kicked (he awningjavvay.' A :U-IIaul trailer on a pole at 12.lh o c k i n gib i r d was whirled around in .the which Eck said were stronger than the 47 mph at.the airport in some portions of .Ihe city. Trees and tree Units were re- ported down at 1S25 Mocking- bird, 1966 Vogcl and 672 EN 15th, where'police reported "hot; wires" also on (he ground at a.m.., Most pf; the was" ap-. parentiy. caused by'the" wind be- cause the brilliant lightning dis- play, primarily to. within the clouds, Eck said.- Spokesmen for. Southwestern .Bell Telephone) Co., the Abilene Fire-Dcpartmentianil Texas In- ternational Airlines T'u'e s d ay said the 'storm's caused hb prob- lems for them'. NOT EVERYONE look seri- ously (he gusty winds and torna- do warning in effect until 1 a.m. A "tornado was reported at 2102- Beechwood'r Monday .night...-; Despite all Ihe ihunder, lighln-_ and funnel reports, was noteably absent from -Ihe, Eck said measured -no .rainfall, Anson reported- .41, Rqtari :-.76; Haske'll -and !58 -at Hamlin. Rainfall for June accumulated: Sunday.arid-Monday is: now .99 inch1, he said. An entires: line n oppor- tunity for West Texans to update themselves on; lenges confronting billion visitor industry, how they are being met by state and pri- vate sector organizations, and what can be' done locally and regionaUy to expand tourist rev- enues. FEATURED luncheon speaker will be of Brown- presktenl of-The Herman Bentntl Co. Barnes, as speaker of the Texas House of Repre- sentatives in was an early leader in funding a .national tourist marketing program for the state. Seni Tom Creighton of Miner- al Wells will be a prioclpal af- ternoon speaker. The keyfiole address will be presented Thursday morning by George F. Dillma'n of Richard- son, chairman of the Texas Tourist Development -Board: He is expected to highlight the ener- gy shortfall and its implications for tourism; J. Fike Godfrey of Abilene, executive; vice president of the West Texas Chamber of Com- inerce; will review toursit at- tractions of the region. NEIL FRY of taryrtreasurer of the Forts Trail and .Bob. Echols of Al- bany, publicity director'of the Fort Griffin Fandangle, will dis- cuss thetr organizations' rotes In developing-West Texas tourism. What the stale is doing to help publicize area attractions, is'the subject of a joint presentation by Tom. H. Taylor, direclor of the travel and information divi- sion of Ihe Texas Highway and.Frank Hildebrand, executive direclor of the Texas Tourist Development, Agency. Both are from. Austin. A companion presentation, What. Ihe Private Sector is Doing lo Help Your Region, will be offered by Gene Phillips of San JIarcos, presidcnl. of the Discover Texas Assn., andW. N: McKinney of Dallas, director of 1 he Texas Tourist Council. TOURISM'S OUTLIOK for Beyond will be exam- ined in three parts: From the oil .standpoint by Cal Mclntosh of Austin, executive vice president of the Texas Oil Marketers Assn., and Gen. James Hose, .director of Gov. Dolph Briscoe's energy office; from the hotel- motel slandpoinl, by Herbert Wilson of San Antonjo, executive vice president of-the Texas Ho- tel and Motel Assn.; and from Ihe restaurant slandpoinl, by Lynon Owens of Abilene, incom- ing senior vice president of (he Texas Restaurant Assn, and g.en era I-manager of Mack Eplcn's Heslauranls. -Richard Dillard of Fort Worth, formerly of Abilene, director of convention and visi- tor sales, Tarrant County Con- vention and Visitors Bureau, will discuss "How Do We" Sell Our Conference chiniian is Ed N. Wishcamper of Abilene, editor of The Abilene Reporter-News, and chairman of the communi- ty, regional, and special consti- tuency committee of the Texas Tourist Development Board. OPEN TO ALT, West Texaus interested in tourist develop-, ment, the conference opens at 10 a.m. Registration fee of in- cludes lunch. Following adjourn- ment special buses will be avail- able al -i p.m. lo take delegates lo Albany for Ihe opening per- formance of the Fort Griffin Fandangle's 1974 season. Information on the conference is available from the Texas Tourist Development Agency, Box 12008, Austin 78711. .r Others, in Trent 'slept'. tlirough-' the tornado and kriew.nothing "of il until this :morriihg; Mrs. 'A. Arm'stroiig found ioiit about the" tornado when, her called this. 'hunting' to 'see' if she was .all right. Still others ran forsately. Mr. and llrs.- "Dean King heard the warnings on the radio and ran for cover. Tliey, drove to Sweetwater and circled Ihe'- niounrains. "We stood there and watched it all happen. Then we drove back to Trent to see what all it had done.- But, because of power lines being down and in Ihe road we went Mrs. King skid, KYLF, CROCKER watched the whole show from his front porch; "The wind sure did blow, I'll tell you that for sure. I Irad lo hold onto the posts on my to keep from blowing he said. But Tuesday, Trent -was still intact for the most part. A field filled -with (in from a barn roof that was ripped off, the cafe and molel and the overturned trailer house were the'only real signs a lornado ripped Ihroujh Farmers were still plowing Iheir fields, and Bible School was right on schedule. "I just wished last night that I had some big hooks I could have stuck in the ground to dig in and keep me on my Ross said. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT Of .COWMfRCC r ABILENE AND VICINITY (10-mllt Partly clowty through Wednes- day vrllh o chance ef Ihunder itorms to- night. Conllnucd warm. Soufher ly winds Tfl lo K mttfi. Hkgti ftili olteroocrt crrri In Hie ueper. Low tonfcftt In middle tti, Prcboblllly ol 30' per ceol lonTghf. Hlgti and for 14 hours endlns' f a.m.: 87 and M. Hlflh and lavf umt dale lali n 70. Sunrise locUy: tomorrow: ;