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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1970, Abilene, Texas gbilene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron BOTH YEAR, NO. 275 PHONE G734271 Snow ABILENE, TEXAS, 79G04, FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 20, PACES IN TWO SECTIONS Ansarinleil I'rcss lOc SUNDAY in Spring Spring, ushered in by heavy snow and hazardous driving warnings, will arrive officially in (lie Hig Cnimlry nl p.m. today, wilh mi promise of warmer weather iinlil Saturday. Light lo heavy wet snows began falling over most of Hie area early Friday morninc., wilh snnic lowns reporting rain and BlCPl. The snowfall accumulated quickly in some spots, mid is predicted lo reach a depth ot lour to six inches, creating hazardous driving conditions in many places. The Wcalher Bureau lias issued hazardous d riving warnings in this for little- used iinpaved roads and un- bruises and overpasses. Probability of more snow is forecast al 1110 per cenl today and lonighl, with clearing and warmer weather Saturday. This year's unusually wet weather has come annul, wcalliennan C. E. Silchlor said Friday morning, because, "For some reason, a major slorm Irack has shifted southward Ihis spring, giving us more SNOWMAN HAS 1-AST I.AIKMI Old WiiUcr was probahly laughing Friday be- cause il is the first day of Spring. While schoolchildren trudged to class, the snnw- mati had a iiiLM-ry-Ko-round in the park across from Lcc Elementary School, 102G N. Pioneer, all lo himself. tSlaff Photn hy Jim Conley) ______________________ JOINT EFFORTS POSSIBLE Municipal Airport Total for IB Noriiril for Coliseum Altraclions Al-KXNY tile cniorliiiniiicTi scries ANSON HAIKt) has brougnt I h e Association, Ray h a r I e s, BALLINGKU Warwick and others lo has been discontinued COI.KMAN Abilene Christian College. GORMAN HASKF.I.I 11 AWLMY 02 fili ;miionnconicol was made l-'riday during ACC chapel services by Wall Cabc, graduate KJVOX crn' PAINT ROCK n from Alabama and president nf the 1350-70 ACC Assn. ii .sludenl member of he STAMKORI) CA Commillec, told His chapel thai Ihe decision was a few weeks ago by the SYIA'KSTEH which is made up of WEINEJ1T .students and five faculty Moody Attractions at ACC Letters Bring Cures Rx for Lyndon: Salty Lemonade ny GAirm JONES Assriclalrd I'rcss Writer AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) Know wbal il takes to cure a heart ad- mont? "Drink s.illy Icmoiuide to tliin llic blood." TfiRl's one of Ihc lionm cures offered fbrmcr President l.yn- rion n. Johnson in tlic "fict well" telegrams, cards and letters received since his recent illness. "Don't cat eggs, sugar and animals fats. Live on skim was another fireside prescription. Dr. RflbeM Norlli, chief of cardiology at I'.rooke (icncral Hospital, San Anlonio, incd the former prcsidcnl Thursday al Harieh, 63 miles west of Austin. 1 "President Jolmson is pro- gressing quile the, heart specialist reported. "We plan to allow a somewhat broader spoclnmi of physical activity than he was allowed during Ihc first week out of Ihe linspilal. However, President Johnson will nol be haek lo a coinplelcly normal activity level for four to .six more weeks." "Drink cold advised one concerned letter writer. "Drink hoi advised another. was Ihe complete cure offered by one who said he had lived through several hcarl allacks. Mill another advised, "sleep propped up wilh three pillows." Then there the catch-all Iiome cure: "Take what the doctor pres- whisky." members and administrators. UK KXPLAINKI) that since January i most m aj o r entertainers bad raised prices from to each. "The reason for starling the atlrac- lions series in the first place was lo bring big-name enlerlain- menl lo Ihe campus, nol just weekend Cabe said. ''The giiFiranlocs that artists ask would prohibit our booking an he said. Cabc pointed out, however, the Abilene college and high school students were not lefl without a voice in local entertainment attractions. He lolci of plans already in progress for a sludenl advisory board made up of high school and college sludcnls who will work wilh officials at the Taylor Counly fCxpo.silion Cenlcr in booking arlisls. Cabc, SA vice president Lerrill While, ACC Vice President Itobeit D. Hunter, Abilene High sludrnt body president John Chilwood and Cooper student body President Russell Cain met earlier this week with Joe Cooley, manager of the Taylor County Exposition Cenle.r. The six men "initialed plans fnr an advisory board on enlerlainment in Abilene lo reflccl all a.specls nf Ihc youlh See. MOODY, 7'R. 2A NEWS INDEX 16.17B Bridge 9A Clossificd 10-153 Comics 9B Editorials.............BB Horoscope ..........5A Kosnilol Pnlicnts...... 4A r ''Kirlcs 2.3A Spcrls IO-13A i j lour Good Heollh 9A TV Let, MA Women's News precipitation than usual." Another member of the weather bureau staff explained that stoiTn tracks lend lo follow c y c I e s I h e y are round sometimes further and thai it might be 40 or 50" years between ihc seasons that a slorm track would reach this far south. Area towns r c p o r t i n g measurable amounts of snow were Hoscoc, with 1.23 inches, Colorado City wilh one inch; and Snyder will) one lo I wo inches. The Weather Bureau issued warnings of a surprise, heavy snow-storm today for much of Norlli Texas, Ihe South Plains, Panhandle and Southwest Tex- as. Predictions called for depths of 10 indies in some areas. The late winter slorm packed frigid temperatures, heavy snow and moderate north winds. The warnings of heavy snow included Dallas, Fort 'Worth, l.ubbock, Amarillo, Chilclrcss, Midland, Wichita Falls, Odessa, Big Spring, the Guadalupe Pass iire-H of .Smilliivcst Texas and surrounding areas. Temperatures dropped six de- grees in (wo hours al Lubbock along with heavy snowfall. Light snow which began around 4 a.m. today in extreme Southwestern counties had spread to Ihc South Plains by a.m. Weathermen said they cxpccl- cd up 10 eight inches of snow in many areas of Ihe South Plains. As much as 10 inches of accumulated snow is expected by late Friday afternoon in the Ci'uadalupc Pass area. The Wcalher Bureau warned motorists lo be cautious of bridges and highway icing con- dilions. Fog accompanied llic snow in the Midland area and travelers were advised to drive willi care due to poor visihilily. The heavy snow warnings in- cluded all of the Soulh Plains area above Ihe Caprock from Bailey to Floyd counlies iiiul soulh lo Gaincs and Dawson counlies. Seminolc had received three inches of snow by a.m., Tahoka 3, Lubbock Aii-porl 2, Lamesa 2, and Brownficld 1. WTRC Fund A! Early Kriday in o r n i u .5 contribulions lo the West Texas Rehabilitation Cenlcr of brought the emergency fund lo However, U'TKC had not received its morning mail at presslime, and Ihe donations were received lale Thursday or early Friday morning. Of Ihc latest donations, was sent from the %lh Avionics Maintenance Squadron at Dycss AFB, from the G'lcn and Ixillic's Heaulyrama, from the Ladies Auxiliary of Firenvjn and from 'ihc Merkcl Country and Western show. Friday is Rehab Day al Rolan. Rcslaoranls and drug stores will serve coffee, wilh (he proceeds going lo WTii'C. Friday a varicly show will he staged by the Calendar Club of Holan. WEATHER" U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COfAWERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weaiher Map, Pg. 4AJ ABILENE AND VICiMTY FA- U-uiJ Heavf sncw rod.17 tonighl wilh o'. four lo inches; driv'.-a warr irgs I IT I ill It-used unpavcrf a.id i." sanded and warmer. lodiy and lonkjhl, in M'i; atw--l M. Mwll-e.nlcrlv iv'Ms Al 10-15 m p.h. ol prc-cipilalior, ICO per cenl lodAy nrd loi gh.1. TEMPERATURES Thun. p.m. .Fr AS A7 51 50 6.00 4S 7.CO At, a.m. JJ jj 11.CO .0 A-fl k.v fer 74 9 High and rnsl ycsr: 14 Msl nKjhr; sjr.rjic 1cdAf: 'Hflro-nirler reflrtino al 9 p.m.: Mumldlly al 9 p.m.: 73 per cenl. SCHOOL smashed aquarium lime Thursday night or uarly Friday. Approxi- in a room in Lee ICIcmcnlary School shows the nialely worth of damage was done, work of vandals who broke iiilo the school some mostly lo windows. (Staff Pholo by Jim Conley) Vandals who broke into Lee Klcmetilary School overnight did more than worth of damage. Appvoximalcly windows worth lo ?50 esch were broken; desks and book racks were overturned; s c v e r a I amiaiiums were .smashed and miscellaneous material was scattered over floors and desks. Knlrancc apparen'ly was gained by knot-king out large window beside a north door of the building. Ilooms adjacent lo Iliat area were hardest liil. Jlany rooms were untouched, including main offices. School officials said r.olhiiiK .seemed lo be missing. Tiie windows we're broken from the inside nut and probably will] some objecl Ihe vandals held in their hands. That seemed probable because no objects were round which could hare been used lo smash Ibe glass such as bricks or rocks. Principal Harold Wicker said all classes would be back lo as suon as the moss could be cleaned up anil plaslic lapcd over Ihe broken windows. .Meanwhile-, students whose classrooms were damaged assembled in the auditorium. McMURRY STUDENTS SPONSOR H. J. Thomas, the young vocalist who has skyrocketed '.o fame on such hiis as "Raindrops Keep on IIy will perform here April 25 under sponsorship of Ihe Mc.Muny College Student Assn. Thomas will on a program beginning al 8 p.m. in County Coliseum, says Ed Williamson, association president. "This is the first major concerl allraction which the .Student Association of McMuny has sponsored in several says Williamson. "The al Sayles and Hlh Streets are in hopes thai it will be one of Ihe Ix-ltor DILI'S Abilene has had Ibis year. "S'ndriil p o v o r n m e n t organizations al several area colleges and liigli schools arc cooperating in lickol sales with iVr.MiiiTy sliidcnls.'1 Tickets will be 52 in adiaiicc r.nd al tho gale. Tickets will not only be on sale by I lie varin'.is s l n d e n I governments but also at several Abilene businesses. Thomas' career gol its most recent big boost v.lirn Hurl II a c h a r a t h and 11 a 1 r.( many hils and IV.e lirnadway musical "Promises. Promises" -chose .1. lo sing "llaindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" in the Paul Newman film, "lunch Casic'y aril tl'c Suntlaiicc Kid." "Uaindrnps" has solil over one ard a half million copies and was Ihe iinmlKT one record in Ihe country. Hilly .lor Thomas was Ijorn 'J( years ago in lloiislnn. Al M. lie jnined Ine cho'r a-id Hie choral proup in high school n[ which he bccamn prcsidonl. HP decided to make sing ng his career because of bis admiration o[ Koy Head, a ,1. THOMAS recorded 'llaindrops' leading singer in Ibe area. While in high school. B. .1. hcsian lo sing wilii a group of hoys krimsn ns Ibe Triumphs, small lowns in Ibe area on weekends. H. .1. "The Lazy Man." a lime recorded lo become a local hit. That began a slrmg of ever increasing successes wlrch included "I'm So Lonesome I Could "Billy and 'Tomorrow Never of a Now York Woman" and "Hooked on a Millboard voicd him Mosl Promising Male Vocalist in its lil'lfi year-end edition. Thomas bas played the Copacabana in New York, the Venus Club in Mallimorc and Ihe Konim Club in Me.x co City. He was on Ihe Kd Sullivan Show and the (lien Campbell Show, Ibe Mike Douglas Show and Ihc Show. 'Ihe Texas singer lias recenlly 1 n re-b' oked at the Cnpa in Now York and the Century I'laza in Los Angeles as well as every major college in Ihe campus. Plus slate fairs and CUIlCCTlS, By ELLIE KUCKliK and BETTY GRISSOM What About Bad San if at ion of Park? Q. 'iVc visited Ihe very nice playground al Oscar Itosc Park on Sunday and Iiad a wonderful lime. Vet Ihc nearby rest- rrinms were so find as lo he unusable.. IVIiy dues this situation evlst and when Mill it lie corrected1.' Such a fine play- ground deserves mure adequate and sanitary facilities. A. On a prclly week-end when many people are visiting the parks it's impossible lo keep I lie reslrooms clean, says an official at Ihc Parks Dcpl. The park reslrooms are cleaned regularly Monday through Friday and by a skeleton crew on Saturdays. But liicre isn't anyone who works on Sunday in the parks, he says and they can Ret in bad shape in a short lime. Q. What are Hie fastest growing hedge or evergreen plants for a "living fence" In the Abilene area? A. We arc told Ibe .Japanese Ligustrum is the faslest growing and seems lo tie (tie favorilc of the local nurserymen. The Privcl hedge is a medium growlh hedge lhal is seen a let in this area. Q- Can JOH ansurr a question about Humphrey ling-art and Td Sullivan? Were they brollim'.' A. II took us awhile lo rind Ibe answpr hu! here Rngart and Ed Sullivan are not relaled. However, in liieir younger days, when Hogarl was an actor in New York, liicy were oflcn mistaken for on? 0. ('mild you (ell me if (lie Harlem Clnliclrnllers and the Harlem Magicians arc Hie same basketball learn? A. Ibey arc not Ihe same group. The Ulobelioilers were established over -10 years by Ibe lale Abe Sapcrslein of Cliicago. The llariem Magicians, along wilh other groups known as the Harlem Stars (some of whom were killed in an .into crash a few weeks ago near and Harlem Clowns were all established wilhin the past 111 or years. The Harlem Mapicimis team uas formed by a former (llobelrollcr star, .Marijiiis liaynes. Q. I'm a student at Madisnn .luninr High Sclinnl and currently dnint; re- searcli for a lerm paper nil Kdilip liickcnbaeker. Could >ou pnssihly lell me his current address? I per- sonally like (o Mrile him for sonic ad- ditional information. A. Kddio Kickonbaeker, who M'as given Ihe Congressional Medal of Honor, is the noted leading American ace in World War I. Us is also Ihc aulhor of a book, called Came M'hrongli, telling of his experience while lost in Ihc Sonlbwest Pacific for Ihrce weeks after his plane was forced down on Oct. 21, 1IM2. Krom Mhal we've heard he is a very gracious person, and would Irc delighted ffr you In wrile him al bis office al 45 Rod; feller Plaza, New York City. Address lo Action Llr.e. Ahileue, Texas. Names Hill iv i be used bul questions must tic signed and addresses glico. .1 ;