Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1974, Abilene, Texas
gtulene porter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron G3HD YEAR, NO. 274 PHONIC 073-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604. TUESDAY KVKNING, MARCH 19, PAGES IN TWO SUCTIONS Associated Presi (IP) By EU.IE IIUCKER Easter Day Follows Paschcl Full Moon Q. According to my iTlliililo encyclo- pedia, Laslor .Sunday Is (lie first Sunday after Hie firs! full moon on or iiflcr Ili'c vernal equinox (Marcli Yd accord- Ing lo ill! Ihc calendars and almanacs I've seen Ihis year, we have a full moon Saturday April G and Easier is April M. If Iliesc dales and figures arc corrccl. someone goofed on Ihc cak'ndiir. A. Nope. Kaslor Hills on Hie first Sunday fallowing tlie arbitrary Paschal Full Moon, which does not. necessarily coincide willi a real or aslronomical full moon. Normally it would make no difference, because Hie wicl- esl variation between the two would lie two (lays, and thus both would fall the same, week. This year the aslronomical full moon comes just before Hie end of Hie week at 9 p.m. on Saturday, April G. The Paschal Full Moon, calculated by a calendar formu- la established early in the Christian ei'a by the first N'icenc Council, conies three hours laler on Sunday. April 7. The formula involves 19 sels of dales. Add 1 to the .remainder obtained whc'it you divide (lie year (1074 this lime) by 19 and then apply- ing Hie table of 19 "golden numbers." For example if the number" is 1. the Paschal Full Moon is April U. If Ihe "golden number" is IB. Ihe I'KM is April 7. If the full moon falls on Sunday, Easter is the following Sunday. Okay so you divide Ihe year 1974 by Ifl and you get 103 with a remainder of scvcn- Iccn-ninctccnlhs. Add 1 lo 17 and you have Ihe "golden number" IS. Thus the Paschal Full Moon is Sunday April 7 and the follow- ing Sunday, April M, is declared Kasler Sunday. Sony you asked? I'lease ipiil passing mil Ihc wrong iiiforiiKilion. Pecan growers are. coming Into my store asking for liquid syslcmic. When I ask, "What for1.'" they tell me yon said II keeps weevils from boring holes In pecan mils. Liquid systemic won't do a Iliing lo (he, weevils, It lakes 80 per cenl Scvin spray lo slop weevils. A. Listen, we never told 'em it would. We were talking about borer worms Ilial eal the wood oiitof Hie tree. Borer worms and wee- vils are bugs of a different nature. And liquid systemic does control borcnvoi'ms, aphids and chewing insects. Weevils and casebearers (nol the same as borers) and a few other assorted nuisances that gel inside Ihe mil, can be controlled will] a mixture of Kevin and Malalhion. Pure Sevin, says tree authority Paula Cart- er, leaves you wide open for spider miles. When blooms begin to fall, spray for weevils and casebearers. Q. Is Ihe cily ever going lo painl lines down S. 7lh near the airbase? II sure would help, especially in the evening. Couldn't Ihcy put on sonic extra ere.ws lo get Ihc luiies painted all over lown? A. As we've said a couple limes before, the city's old striping machine broke down. I no great loss, it was too slow and a new one has been ordered. ICxIra crews wouldn't help, says Assl.-Cily Manager John llalchcl because il would mean going back lo Ihe painl brush method which is REAL- LY slow. The factory has promised to ship Ihe new striper March 25. Von said the entry fee al Six Hags Is S6.50 for' adults. Does this entitle yon lo any rides? How many? A. All of 'em. It's called a one-price ticket wilh il you ride or attend all fli shows, rides and attractions as many times as you like on any one day. You can even leave Hie park if you wear out, have your hand stamped at the exit and come back later lhal day, free. The ticket doesn't cover fiiod, fiifls, souvenirs, the penny arcade or other such games in the game area. Q. f.asl year someone wrole yon ahoul a smoking mulberry Ircc. Your adviser saicf il miglil lie molslure emission. I have anolher idea. My idea is that il's pollen emission al intermillent intervals lo make il appear thai I lie Ircc is blow- ing smoke rings. Ours do jusl Ilial every spring. Jusl wanlcd lo tell yon my idea. A. It could very well be pollen. Whatever il is, it's wacky. At firslwc didn't believe il. The old skeptic drove out for a look and sure enough, every three or four minutes, poof! out came something. It resembled a little cloud zinging out of the tree branches. Il's probably pollen emission. Even non- bearing mulberries produce blooms and Ihrow pollen. The phenomenon is due lo start up again in two or three weeks. Address questions lo Action l.inc. Hox 30, Abilene, 701104. Names will not he used but cmeslions must he signed and addresses given. Please include lei- eplinnc numbers if possible. Oil Tankers To Prepare U.S. Cargo Drowning Project Cooper High School sophomore David Leeson, of Science Fair lo lie held at Mcilurry G 3009 Salinas, places one of pins marking loca- for entries, which will he on lions of clrownivigs on a replica of Fort Phantom Arts Building, is Wednesday. (Staff Ph Lake as part of. his project for Hie 19lh annual College. March display in Ihc Fine 'liolo'bv'Don Blaklcvi Lake Drownings Theme of Project JOE IHCY II Hepurter-News Slalf Wdlcr The clrownings al Forl Phan- tom Lake over the years have caused a drcal deal of contro- versy in Abilene, but one young Abilenian has decided lo do something aboul Ihe problem in a project designed for Hie Bib annual Science Fair. The project, one of submit- ted so' far lo piogram director Dr. A.C. Shiirp, is the brainchild of David Leeson, 1C, of Sali- nas. LEKSON'S HYPOTHESIS is lhal the pressure of a sonlherly wind causes an undcrlow in Ihe lake and in turn contributed lo the drowning death of at least 26 persons in the lake through Hie years. Using data gathered from the National Weather Service and newspaper clippings in The lie- pailcr-Ncws' files, Ihe Cooper High School sophomore said Monday lhal all of the -inexplic- able" deaths occurred when the wind al the lake was aboul 111 knots, at times, gusling lo 20 knots. The wind, I.eeson said, blows on the lake and pushes Ihe wa- ter toward the north end creat- ing an imbalance. When Ihe wind subsides, an undertow is created as Ihe walcr "rocks and rolls" back lo its original posi- tion. In adcl'lion, I.eeson hypothes- ized thai the contours of the shore. Ihe many coves and bends, create a swirling motion in Ihe. water, fore-ing the wind- driven cutrent lo move under Ihe surface in the opposite direction "I the- wind. Leeson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kirby I.eeson, supplemented his project, begun in August, will a magnified lake analomy box'1 a plaster replica of Ihe lake itself. T1IK TWO-L'OOT by four-fool box lepresenliilion was then filled wilh an inch of waler and a fan was placed at the '-soulh" end lo simulate the force of Ihe wind. "I used dye lo see where Ibe currents Leeson ex- plained. The. experiment proved to I.eeson lhal his supicions were correct, because Hie dye (ended Wednesday Rain Chances Slight lo flow beneath Ihe snfacc in Ihe opposite direction of the wind. The experiment further suggest- ed the existence of a "Dea'1 or "safe" vone where Ihe current virtually nil. Using pins, I.eeson nils plotted each of Hie drowninsjs in his lake box. Spillwav Cove and a seel ion near Connor's Point are Ihe most places. Lee son said. .Since the lake has claimed lives. "1 WAN'i'Kl) clone about lliis problem." I.eeson Hiss Asks Nixon Impeachment ONKONTA, .V.V. lAI') Alger Hiss, a famous foe of Hicliard II. Nixon, has signed a petition calling for Ihe im- peachment of the President. Hiss lectured on Ihe .Mc- Carthy era al Onc'onta Slate Monday nighl. During the question-answer period, an tin- idcnlificd slndenl asked him if he would sign an impeach- ment petition. When Hiss said In- would, Ilii' sludenl gai'e Hiss a peli- lion which lie signed on Ihe .si said, adding.he hones lo meet wilh city officials to discuss his projects' implications. I.eeson .said he has done all the research on (lie project by himself since August. The prci- jefl, he explained, was nol origi- nally intended for the Science Fair, lo lie held .March 27-M at .Mc.Miii'ry College, but lei satisfy his own curiousily. didn't waul tn do a proiecl uliere I could go and read abral il and then make my coiielu- -sioM.s fiom he said. In- slead I.eosun made many dips lo l''orl Phantom Lake and 10 Hie weal her .service office ill .Municipal An purl. Ill-: made an abortive attempt a( collet-ling core sam- ples from a rail, inn lo.sl his notes in Ihe water. Dr. Sharp. Hie program's co- ordinator, said llonclay he has received applications and is expecting aboui ICO. I'lfly of Ihe applications came from Swi'iM- waler oo Mondny. he said. Tlie Science Pair will be held in the Fine Arts HuiMing on the. Alc.Miirry Campus beginning al S a.m. Deadline for conle.sl cutties is Wednesday, Sharp said. lly El.LAS ANTALl Associated I'ress Wriler Austria (AP) Most of lite Arab oil producers prepared loclay In load tank- ers for the United Stales fol- lowing ihcir decision In lifl their fivcmonlh oil embargo. Saudi Arabia. Algeria. Abu Dhabi, ['.ahrain. Kgvpl. Ku- wait ami (Jiilar agreed Mon- day lo lil! the ban on ship- inenis to Ihe t'uiied Stales thai they imposed during the October Arab tsiaeli war. Tlii'ir iic'licm wus in recognition Washington's ef- forts in gelling Israel to with- draw from the Canal and in hopes Secretary of Stale Henry A. Kissinger would se- cure'a similar Israeli with- drawal on the Syrian front. Despite strong pressures lo join in Hie majority decision and present a united Aiab front. Libya and Syria refused to endor.se resumption of ex- pulls lo America. The Libyan government ra- dio termed the lining ni' the embargo an "act Ireasun." liaclio Damascus made no mention of Hie anuinmccini'til in Vienna. Libya shipped about HI per cent oi Ihe million barrels of Aral) crude oil the Uniied Stall's ivnpmU'd dn'rty hcloi'o. the embargo, and presumably il still not resume these shipments. Syria's only oil weapon is the pipeline Irom Saudi Arabia lo Ihe Mediterra- nean, which crosses its lerrilo- i and it was c-xncclrd lo continue biirriim lankcr.s from loading al Ihe pipeline's Syran terminal. Saudi Oil Minister Ahmed X.iki Yiiniani said I anker shipments from Ihe I'ersian (iuir should begin reaching porls in about moulh.s. I'.ut he said Algerian oil, shipped fiv.m tin: Mediter- ranean, will arrive much soon- er. Yamani said Saudi Arabia would ship at least a million barrels a day to the t.'nilcd Sialp.s. and Kuwait. Algeria and cither countries would additional amounts. an total figure was available. The end of Ihe embatgo iir- lually ruled out gasoline ra- tinning in the United Slates this summer, but oil supplies: were expected to stay tight" enough lo require conliuued conservation measures. l.'.S.- cril companies warned ctislnm-. ers In expect continued short- ages ;ind higli prices even af- ler Arab oil begin.s reaching American again. The o.l minislers said in Ilieir comninniqcie lhal the ban would be lifted lor at least two months and they would review their action al anolher (onlereiue June 1 in Cairo. Yamam slri'ssi'd thai only an unforeseen change in Wash- ington's Middle Kasl policy would cause Ihem lo pul the embargo back on. While rewarding the United Slates. Ihe Arab minister re-, lained the'r embargo on ship- ments t" Ihe Netherlands and Denmark. They said Ihe two countries remain hostile lo Ihe Arab cause. Oil shipments lo Wesl Crcr- many and Italy, however, were returned In full prewar volume. Nixon Resignation Request Expected WASIUNT.TOX (API Sen. .lames I.. Kuekloy. Cnn.-n-N.Y., called a news conference lortay aiul im aide said he. would ask for President Xixon's resigna- tion because of Ihc Walergale. scandal. The New York conservative has ln-en a scilid supporter of Presiclenl Xi.von'.s policies bill has criticized his handling of Wa lei-gale Speculation thai he would call for President Xixon's resigna- tion began shorlly after Unck- Icy's office iiiinouncecl Ihe news conference in Hie Senate Caucus Hoom. An iiifonned source said thai Kucklcy would lake that cours-e. When asfciiil about Ihe repoil, Ins press sccrclary. Leonard Safl'ir, said. --Thai's1 accurale." SITI. W. lirooke of Ma.ssachuscll.s is the only ptiblican U. S. Senator lo have- publicly called (or Xix- (iii to s t e p clown, while Sen. Chailc.s It. Peicy, li-lll.. has said some liepubSicsns think lie should do .so. Scattered showers are again predicted for Ihe Abilene area, forecasters al the National Weather Service said Tuesday. Probability of showers was set at 30 per cent for Wednesday, said forecaster D.W. ICck. add- ing that all the ingredients for rain were present Tuesday ex- cept for upper-level moisture. ICck said moisture from Ihe Giilf, brought in by a southerly wind' How, has created surface moisture on Tuesday bill not enough for rain. A cold front which passed through the area al a.m. Tuesday is expected to remain Ihrongh Wednesday when an up- per-level low pressure system may arrive lo (rigger the show- ers, Eck said. Somewhat buffered by (he high lempcraturcs, such as Ihe high Monday of S3 degrees, the front is expecled lo cool temper- atures through Wednesday, ICck said. A new cold from trundled across Ihe Texas Panhandle to- day and blunted an unseaso- nable heal wave in Ihe west and north parts of Ihe slate a bit on this next lo lasl official day of Hie winter season. While Ihc. cooling was not se- vere, temperatures dropping inlo Ihc upper 20s were pre- dicted [or parts ot West Texas by early Wednesday. Meanwhile heavy thunder- storms rumbled across some areas in South Texas, dumping rain al a rale of more ban Iwo inches per hour around Cotnlla. Lighler showers fell between Laredo, San Anlonio and Co- lulla. and there also were a few liiundersliowers around C.alves- lon. Forecasters looked for more showers mixed with occasional thunderstorms in sec-lions of Ihe stale lonighl and Wednesday. Early morning temperatures sagged to -ID degrees al Dalbail and ft al Amarillo in the pan- handle while il wa.s still a warm 73 ill Brownsville, Hous- ton and I.ulkin. Top marks Tuesday afternoon ranged up lo the nation's high of !15 degrees at Wichila Falls. Highs of fffi al l.ubbock and 80 al Midland were new records for Hie dale. Getaway Car Stopped A news cameraman. Bill Anderson of Alcni- nnlnirl in the collision wliicli ended a cliasc of a bank phis, Tenn., became enraged Monday when he robbery liio. One holdup man shot and killed himself, saw a robbery getaway car carrying hostages realizing lie would he caught, and Vvro officers were run clown a policeman. Anderson gunned his injured. (AP Wircpholo) car into the golaway car and clucked, lie was Cameraman Ends Robbers' Getaway Job-Hunting May Be Easier This Summer Students may find summer job- hunting easier this year thanks to the merged efforts of o local agencies and governmental bodies. Story, Pg. 1-B. NEWS INDEX WEATHER Amuicmcnls 5A Business Mirror......... 5A Bridge 8B Classified 4-8B Comics 2B Edilor.ols 4A Horoscope 3A Hospital Palitnli, 3A Obilucrics 6A Sporls 8-9A Tc Your Gocd Hcollh...... 5A TV Loa............. 5A Womcn'i News 3B (Wcalhet MDP, Pg. 3ftl ABILENE AND VICNITY (10-mile radiui) Partly ortd much cooler lodoy. Parlly cloudy and coal lonighl. Wo5llv cloudy and cool a chance- of Northerly 10 la 30 mph tcconiirxj norlhcosler- ly tonigh! Higr> in 1he 7Di. tonight In Ihc upper 40s. nc-ar U. ot rdm 30 per cent High and low (or 54 noun ending 9 B.FTV: S9 and Ji. Ulah or.d low inmt dolr Irtit and -U SuiliCl loil night: sunriic lodoy: II, tonic I rung H1: MKMI'HI.S, Tenn. (AP) A news cameraman says he acl- ed out of "sheer anger" when he rammed his car inlo anoth- er car carrying three bank robbers and Iwo hostages. His action hulled a chase which ended in death for one of the Ihree gunmen Monday. Two policemen were injured in the incident. Kill A n cl e rs o n, 27 of WIIIIQ-TV, who wa.s filming the pursuit of the robbers, .said he was enraged when he saw Ihe getaway vehicle inn down a policeman dashing across a department store parking lot. "I saw bun hit that police officer and knock him 15 led and I just lost control." .said Anderson. "I ducked down and floored il and rammed their car and I .slaved ducked clown while the shoni- iug w as going on Police said one of Hit- gun- men, Clyde M. Hyde Jr.. Shrevcporl. I.a., killed himself wilh a shol in Ihe rheM when officers encircled Ihc getaway car. The oilier robbers re- leased Iwo women hostages and sin rendered. A Ihii'd 'ios- lae had been released earlier !o tell police lo slop Ihc chase, anlhcirilie.s said. I'ulicc did nut identify (lie two men taken into cii'slody. charges were filed The officer nil by Ihe geta- way car, Kenjafin 1'aync, 2S, suffered a broken back and was hospilalixccl in salisfarln- rv condition. The second p n 1 i ce m o. .lame.s S a in p I es. was wounded in Ihe leg and hip gunfire from Ihe robbers when he, loo, riimirtccl Ihe robbery vehicle wilh his car. Samples was also listed in satisfactory condition. Police earlier bad trapped Ihe robbers inside a suburban branch of rnion Haulers lional Hank al'ler Ihe holdup tni'ii scooped up S-M.77S. ISut police kcot their distance when the trio emerged with Ihe hostages, all bank em- ployes, and drove olf in a car commanded cd from another bank employe. Police said ihe money was recovered Taken hostage al Ihe bank were bank manager ,Iohn P.nrneu III. 1'auicia Simpson and IlhiKla Phelps. Mrs. Simp- son suffered a minor (not iiijn- rv.