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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1970, Abilene, Texas gftfcne Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT J9THYEAR, NO. 263 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 8, 1970 -SEVENTY PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Associated Prett ...And There Was Light By BKIAN SULLIVAN AP Science Writer A great shadow felt upon the Pacific Ocean Salurday as Ihe sun, moon and earth, in the re- lentless march of the heavens, fell into step for a total eclipse of tlie sun. The shadow swept Other pictures, stories, Pg. 8-A "This is exactly what we hoped would not happen." Farther along the path of lo- tality, (here were reports of the waters and moved lo land, clear skies for the last crossing Ihe mountains of soulh-l eclipse in or near Space Administration was launching rockets lo study Ihe eclipse, normally deserted roads for this time of year were jammed with automobiles. Among Ihose. hauled for Ihe Wallops Island area were Sens. crn Mexico. In Mexico, Ihe major observa- tion post for professional astron- omers, tile skies were clear and visitors from around the world joined Ihe scientists In Stales in this century. On Nantuckel Island, off the coast of Massachusetts, the weather was nearly perfect. A !lie last major HalTV Carl the United T R.Neb__ am, Symington, tlie weather balmy. More than swarm of light planes was car- rying visitors to the island, so many they had to be placed in a and stunning! holding pattern. One Nantucket Island resident estimated that the island's win- ter population of had swelled to At Miahaullan, Mexico, the major observation point for professional astronomers, the watch the event. The shadow was to move on first lo Florida at p.m., EST then to Georgia, Ihe Carolinas, leave land at Norfolk, Va., touch it again at Nantuckel, Mass., then cross Nova Scotia and Newfoundland before leav- weather was optimum. More ins; Ihe earth in the North Allan- than 120 scientific groups and lie. J350 scientists were there. But there were dense clouds! AN traffic in Hie Miahuatlan over Valdosta, Ga., where nma. iarea was halted hours before teur astronomers had chosen eclipse lo minimize the set up their equipment. of dust in the air, so as Raymond Hunter, who In obscure photographs, spent months coordinating the; On Wallops Island, Va., where observation, said: National Aeronautics ami In New York City, the obser- vation deck atop the 102-story Empire State Building began filling up well before Ihe start of the eclipse. At Virginia Beach, Va., and other areas within the 85-milc- wide shadow of total eclipse the temperature dropped suddenly as the warm rays of the sun were blocked. And deep in the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia, birds stopped chirping and the swamp became still. Paul Johnson, a stale ranger in Ihe swamp, walched a gray fox cur! up and go to sleep on Ihe bank of a stream, "something the fox wouldn't do in Ihe middle of the day.1' There won't be another total eclipse of comparable duration in or near the United States until 2024. The partial phases of the ec- lipse, depending on local weath- er conditioas, could be seen by countless olher millions-- throughout almost all of North America, throughout Central America, from the southwestern edge of South America. In many cities, people were seen peering up al the sky with- out fillers, despite repeated warnings that direct observa- tion of the sun during the ec- lipse could produce serious eye damage, perhaps even blind- ness. At the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary iu Boston, a Turn lo AND THERE, Pg. 4-A R-N Adds Europe To Holiday Tours A European tour, lo be led by Kalharyn Duff, Is being to Ihe "Holiday1' travel program of The Abilene Reporter-News, The 16-day tour of Europe will leave Abilene on July 17 and return Aug. 1. European Holiday '70 will visit Ixindon, Paris, and Tntir schedule 1'g. 4-A Rome, as well as cities In Switzerland and IT ABILENE...... Municipal Airpurl Total for Year Normal for Year ALBANY ANSON BALUNGER BIG SPRING BRECKENRIDGE COLORADO CITY De LEON This is the fourth year The Abilene Reporter-News hss! a Big Country tour to JHawaii. The Hawaiian lour' .............'leaving May 7 for ten days iiiiiiiiiiiilii being led by Woman's Editor ...............j Hetty Hughes. public interest ill these j Reporter News lours that the! Sat 's adding tlie! ,VEuropean trip, according j. i to publisher Andrew B. Shelton. European Holiday '70 will 2.18 'include first-class hotels, almost .10 .Rfliall meals, local guides, all Irans- 1.20 1.20 portation, which will include jet 1.07 2.00 flights, deluxe motor coach) 1 53ilhrough the Alps, Rhine river .02 and train from .10 .sjiGermany lo Amsterdam, !ll 1 31 'lne lolal Pricc "1C lnllr is DUBLIN KASTLAND .55' A brochure detailing Hie trip Spectacular In Virginia GOREK HASKELL HAWLKY HERMLF.IGH KNOX CITY LAWN MORAN MUNDAY NOODI.F, OLD GI.ORY PAINT ROCK PUTNAM RANGER show in Dallas Dianne AVebre peers through a long Iclephoto lens in Dallas for a glimpse of the solar eclipse over the city's skyline. Only a partial eclipse would have been visible, but clouds and rain showers blocked that view (AP Wirephoto) ROTAN RULE SNYDKR STEF'HENVILI.E SWEETWATER 20 can obtained from Abilene 2fi 2 Service or Gay Travel 30 These Iwo travel 30 20o'scrv'ccs a'so navc brochures on !so Hawaiian trip and '23 i reservations for either trip must 50 1 10 DC mat'e with one of these Iwo i') HI agents. 75165 1llt' deadline on making 30 2 '0 for Hawaii is April 1 3D 2 00 ant' Europe, Ml 1 00 M'ss Ruff has licen with the 20 "MiReporter-News since 1943 and 'jr. has won several writing awnVds. J-JQ Last year she published her first .20 2.60 .24 1.25; .SOi hook. "Abilene On Catclaw 1.1 which sold out the first printing before the books were released. The book is now being Two Captives Freed to Save U.S. Attache Abilene Doctors To Write Column GUATEMALA government, in a bid to save the Have you a medical question? .Something thai experts from ,p( jWest Texas might be better able llo answer than some writer in life of a kidnaped U.S. Embns; attache, freed two of fo another part of the nation? The Abilene Reporter-News WINTERS............i .so 3.00 i Abilene's Eclipse Ruined by Clouds Rain and clouds covered muchifrequenlly left their banks In of the Big Country Saturdayjlheir tumbling rush lo Ihe .sea. rillas Salurday bul reported Ihe other two could not be found. A terrorist group seized Scan M. Holly, labor attache al. the ;fnd Ihe Taylor-Jones County Medical Society are forces to provide you service. Society President Dr. W. R. Sibley Jr. relations- chairmrfn and Dr. public 0. Harper arc directing society's participation. Questions should be mailed to Medical Column, Abilene joiningiReporter-News, Box 30, Abilene, This brilliant emergence of the sun 158 .seconds into lolal eclipse created' the classic sunburst diamond ring effect as seen on Ihe boardwalk of Vir- ginia Beach, Va. (AP Wireplioto) Nixon Predicts Solar System Mm "Grand Tour' KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) President Nixon announced Saturday what he called a bold and balanced space program that includes unmanned probes of remote planets in the 1970s "During the next decade, flight of over 3 billion also launch unmanned spacecraft to all planets of our the President said. Preparations for these ven- solar system, including an un- will start in 1972, Nixon matured vehicle which will sent lo land on Mars and toi investigate its .surface. Jn tlio and eventually pulling Ameri- cans on Mars. late 1970s, the 'grand lour' mis- The 3-billion-milc, unmanned will study the mysterious' "grand lour" of (he remote planets of Ihe solar sys-j He went on to list as a range stilt part of Ihe dispatch of men to explore Mars. I I T> L. r-i V i1er, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune ind Pluto. Nixon fixed no time for a wanned Mars expedition. While the early 19811s is still a lossihility.....-this was recom- nended by a (ask force on space objectives headed by Vice 'resident Spiro T. did not. .specifically tccept this goal. Adopting a sort uf middle ground between an all-nut space program and a skimpy one, Nix- on .said, "We must realize that space expenditures must take their proper place within a rigor- ous svsleni of national priori- Dr. Thomas 0. I'ainc, admin- istrator of (lie National Aero- nautics and Space Administra- tion, told newsmen Ihat there still is a possibility of a manned launch lo Mars in 1986. But) there arc other possibilities, editor will I'983 and Iflll8, depending on de- to medicalIcisions Ihat are farther along who will 'he line. No dcfinile decisions tern......Jupiter, Neptune, and Saturn. Pluto. Uranus.j he posi- One grand tour launch ts con- in lale 1977 and it give U3 a unique 1981 SPACE, Pg. 4-A liUlc Monday. High Sunrtav Sunday niqhr .15 Monday lishl and variable. TEMPERATURES Sal. 9-00 for 46 H'tgli arrd low and JJ. High and low istMp datp li and 41. Sunset last nlqht: su Humidity at 9 pjv will be necessary before ]97G, be Fuller Named Top Former in Gorman Ex-Anson Athlete Dies After Crash men from reportedly had escaped police earlier Ibis week amount of rainfall Salurday with 1.20 inches and Gorcc reported 3.40 inches for a two-day lolal. Abilene recorded .32 of an Inches Saturday and Inches for a two-day total. Tolal for the year Is 3.25 Inches and normal for the year Is 2.18 inches. The weatherman says II should be clear lo partly cloudy Sunday with a high of 65 lo 70 Sunday afternoon. Laic winlor rains drenched nenrly every acre In Texas nnd left Ihe slate slowly clearing Saturday from west to east. Temperatures usually were crisp. Streams and rivers In Ihe central and east parts of Texas 'exas, including Ihe Houston alui sources said the miles an hour. The Trinity to man already Mexico. Iliver flooded Vom Trinidad, near Athens, to Long Lake near Palestine. Chambers Creek, a Irilmlnry, was due to go a foot over its banks at Corsica na Sunday. High water on (he Trinity forced closing of U.S. 2S7 at the Ander- ion-Freestoiic County line. Flash floods hit many parts of Ihe Hill Country of Southwest Texas, blocking low crossings and some rural roads. The general rains of Friday night extended over much of Central Texas during Saturday morning. Central and Southeast Texas totals generally were be- Iween one anri Iwo Inches, the falls In West Texas usually were up to an Inch. Aguirre. a 25-year-old guerrilla leader, had been ar- rested this week afler acting as Ihe intermediary in Fuentc.s Mohr's release. The foreign minister had been abducted Feb. 27 bul wa.s released 28 hours later in exchange for an- other guerrilla leader who then flew lo Mexico for political xsy- lum. Officials would not say if Fucntes Mohr had offered to permit Aguirre Monzon and his 19-year-old girl companion, Vil- dalina Antonlela Mom.on, to leave Guatemala for Mexico. The Mexican government an- nounced earlier It would send an aim-aft in Guatemala Sunday for the Commerce banquet in Ihe high school cafeteria, at which some 400 persons heard former gubernatorial candidate Dolph said' J. liobinson who Briscoe Jr. of Uvaldc cite! presented the award. By SIMON BENFIELD Reporter-News Stalt Writer i diversified i for his p g cssne He cited six major objectives, ranging from continued cxplora- ANSON (RNS) Joe Lynn (ion of the moon to encouragingiMyers, 20, a sophomore at tnr- more international cooperation leion State College, was killed at in space and pulling p.m. Friday 12 miles from 1.1ms gained to practical use. jdranbury in a car train acci- "Wc should move Nixon said, "with bold explnra-1 Hi- had attended a wedding al lion of the planets and the nni-'Biirlesoii and was re-turning to verse. In the next few Stale, scientific satellites of many Funeral will be at p.m. types will be launched into Sunday in the Anson Church of j earth orbit to bring us new in- Christ with Howard Swinnoy, GORMAN Claude Fuller ofimelhods, and his involvement he Cncomo Community is Ihe civ'c affairs. area "Farmer of the The award was presented al A 1W3 graduate of Gorman High School, he came back from World War II Army 11. __ formation about tlie universe, Ihe solar system and even our own planet. annual Chamber o f'l'e Pacific to go info farming. Though forced by the drought of the early 50's lo find briefly olher work, he never "missed a Gorman "an an example of wliaf people can do when they gel together." The audience was also told by master of ceremonies Wilson that It was likely Ihat more plans for Ihe local hospital would announced in Ihe near future, and that (here was (he possibility Ihat Ihe Gorman hospital dislrict area might be changed, further However he details were said not Immediately available. Fuller, who has 274 acres under peanuls and has recently Fuller was also cited In bringing irrigation lo Ihe sandy soil of Ihe area, irrigation which has enabled Gorman lo call itself Ihe "Peanut Capital of Texas.' In addition, he was cited for lis work in soil conservation and pasture Improvement. He is married lo the former Jnanita Flatt of DC and has two children, Christ! Anno, 16, and fficky Don, 13. Fuller Is'acllvfi in church Turn to FULLER, Pg, 4-A NEWS INDEX Abilene tvcnli 5-B Amusements 10-15-C Altroloqv 3-B Austin Notebook 14-C Berry's World 14-C BooVj 14-C Bridqe 14-C Busincsi 6-B ClossificJs 6-11-D Croiiword 2-B Edirorioll 10-A Form 12-D Hospital Polienti 16-A Jumble 2-B tetter to Servicemen 4-8 Morkefs 12-U-A Obituoriei 2, 4-A Oil................ 15-A Rccordingl 14-C Spoils......... Tcxosl S-B To Your Good Heelth 2-B TV Ton (Piilfoui of Sect. HI 1-9-C minister, officiating, a.ssi.slcd by Dale King. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, directed by Funeral Homo. Myers was born March i, 1950, 7i Abilene and grew tip in Anson. lie graduated from Anson High School in 11X18. He was an outstanding athlete in :iigh school and received honorable mention on Ihe JOF, LYNN MYERS Alt District football team as ;i '''arll'lnn sophomore back. Myers Future was a member of Farmers of America and wa.s senior class sweetheart. He [Tilcrcil Tarlelon Slate College in (ho fall of 19GB as a Survivors include his Mr. and Mi's. Dob Myers of An- son; paternal grandparents, Mr. anri Mrs. Bryant Myers of >n; maternal grandfather, Reneral agricultural studcnl. lie two had been recently Bels-v both sophomore class favorite llc llomc- was a member of (he student will be Randy senale, football loam, the- IAS Langcrhans, Bruce Rush, Dale Cobbs social club and the TTP DmiRlas, Mike Heardon, Miks spirit Ilolloway and Ixu-ry Myois was a member ofi Kootlwll If.immates will ba Anson Church of Christ. (honorary pallbearers. ;