Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - March 21, 1970, Abilene, Texas
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Snow Storm at Glance
Throe persons died and nine others were injured in wrecks across the Big Country during the snow storm. Abilene police reported at least 118 minor accidents on local streets. Officers warned of hazardous driving in the story below.
A family from India which inst arrived rn Abilene Sunday saw snow for the first time Friday. Reporter Simon Penfield tells how young “Shiv” Rhatt, aged IO1?, reacted to the snow on Page 16 A,
Snow blanketed the Big Country Friday with the heaviest amounts falling at Baird and Old dory, both of which recorded ^e\en inches Sv Hester and Moran had six inches, and other area amounts are listed in the story at the bottom of ['age I.
Farmer-; agreo that the moisture is welcome “if ‘ the temperature slavs above the 25-degree mark. The Reporter-News talks to same Big Countrv agriculture men on Page IB A.
WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTL.Y AS IT GOES"--Byron ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 21, 1970 THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
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Vbi’ene residents Sound the vvh ie stuff g-mg ma’erial More | holographs and a story
I budding and fight-ue on Page 16 A.
Slick Roads Take Lives in Area
nrsdairmna on f irm to Market
toad ’211 He was pronounced dead at the Menu bv .fustier of the Pease M. IV Underwood of Ranger
'I he accident occurred when the 1966 Pontiac driven bv Buckley < chided with a 1967 Ko’d dump tt ut k occupied by VV. It robins of (in tm an, Charles : ’x of (Vco and Oral Rich of Eastland.
* ox w as unto lured and < Mlhns and Rich were only slightly it lut ed in 11 c .!* cidcnt.
< c •. f occupants of the Bu klcly < ar included Mr Bm kiev*s wife, Bois and two t hildrcti . Bt coda and .I•» Min All three were taken to Basti,md Memorial Hospital No condition report was available Friday night.
Highway Patrolman Gary Bi ewer investigated the a1 cidcnt,
In another ac< idea’ three nulos west of Clyde. Manuel L. Arenivaz. thought to fie a
WASHINGTON (AP) Postal strikes continued to mount Friday night despite a government agreement to discuss th** money demands of its mailmen if they would end immediately their illegal, localized strike In Chicago and Cleveland workers voted to stiike and in New York a strike vote was expected Saturday,
Union leaders related to some cima Chicago mailmen the results of the meeting Friday in Washington with government officials. But the response was a thunderous voice vote of “Strike, Strike, Strike.” bv members of Uhieago Branch ll of the National Association of Letter carriers.
It was a ma|<>r escalation of the strike.
And when Henry l/ocwe, president of Cleveland Branch 40 of the Letter Carriers tried to recommend to the (’lev eland winkers acceptance of the government's ofter, lie vv as booed.
In Minneapolis, bv a vote of I o»0 to 89, members of Minneapolis Branch 9 of the letter earners union also voted to strike at 12-01 a m UST Saturday.
Wayne Bearer vice president of Branch 9. said a meeting would hp held Saturday night to discuss I he agreement and to vote on whether to honor it,
But in any event, he said. the 1.500 members of Branch 9 would not return to their jobs until after the Saturday night meeting.
Union leaders said the Cleve land carriers told them they will not go hack to work until pav raises are approved by Congress.
Henry Zvch, president of the Chicago branch of the Letter
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Reporter News State Editor
COLEMAN Despite mother nature the 8th \nnual Coleman County “Get - Together” was ( nsidcivd a complete success Friday night, as a capacity crowd of over 500 met to hear (iov Preston Smith.
Gov. Smith entertained Hie • rovvd with personal experiences s'ncA he became governor in 1962 He described Coleman County as a “rich and beautiful element of Texas.” In this county, he said, there is fertile soil and rich minerals. The coun
ty produces can Ie, sheep, grains, cotton, oil, gas, clay and stone. “Without ravaging the landscape you of Coleman County are making nature work for you. You are working with nature.” “We have here the best of two worlds increasing urban convenience and continuing rural comfort,” Smith said. However, he added the community has not achieved perfection, having problems hen as other places throughout the state and nation Gov. Smith discussed “unrivalled progress during the 1960s in science, technology,
Th I ce people w 're killed and nine others injured in separate mromobile accidents Friday follow mg v u expet ted ''now Killed wciv b ari l> ' ampbe I i” Big bpt rig, Mary I nii'-e < ates of Soy der and Kiev d Bu k • y of Mutt ow -Campbell, 18, was killed at 2 iii! p rn Ft iday when la- c ■r was in < olhsion with an \lhed Nan lanes "ink driver' by .lames Haves of Wed Covina. Calif
d Justice of th* Pea e
(ia’ \ en .Ione, p r one a n < < d ( imj’bell dead a* the m one st\en miles cast of Baird on MI 2n
Ila’ cs vv as taken to a bosi ta1 in Callahan County and then transferred to Hendrick Memorial Hospital in \bilrne. \n emergency room attendant s id Friday night Haves had tx en admitted for observation Highway Patrolman Harold 11 ar brick investigated the ai cident.
Mary louise (’ des, 15 - year -old daughter of Mr and Mrs L. D i des nt Sc' der was killed n a tvv car collision at \ 15 pm.
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NI -s Cates was pronounced rh ad on at i iv a1 at ( ogd' ll H(**pital by JU due of the Pc.a*’ J P R)Uing*ly she was a moth grade student at Lamar Ji High y>( hoi >1
The accident occurred at I S po bv pass and Huffman Ave on tup northeast edge of Snyder w 'rn the car in which Mins
( ates was a passenger was in (allision with another car
occupied by Mr and Mts. Lee IL FL Maw alt of Mineral Well* Mrs. Rodawalt and Mr*
( ates, who was driving the f ate*’ car, were admitied to (’ogdcii Hospital in serious
Highway Patrolman Wendell Rohm investigated the accident Floyd Buckley of Nndrews
died 11 a two car crash at 2Rib p m. Friday four miles west of
Governor Preston Smith, guest speaker for the Coleman Chamber of Commerce Countv “Get-Together” discusses the evening with, left, Chamber president Robert Mc Horse and manager Bill (’had wick. The evening was the eighth annual Coleman banquet and was in cooperation with many Coleman organizations. (Stat! Photo bv Billy Adams)
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Fun comes naturally
Nobody had to tell the Rhatt children, who have just arrived from India, what to do with snow. even though they had never seen it before. The children, left to right, are ( haitanya. IO. Gora, 4, I ma, 6, and
Yashodhara, arrived with their mother Sunday from New Dehli, India, to join their lather Chandrakhant Bhatt, who is teaching English to Cooper High Juniors and Seniors on an exchange program, See story Page 16-A. (Staff Photo)
Municipal Airport .......79
Total for Year ......... 4.25
Normal for Year ....... 2.57
ANSON ...... .59
BA IRO ............... .70
BALLINGER ........... 1.03
BIG SPRING .............61
BROWNWOOD _________ .55
COLORADO CITY ______ .59
OE LEON ...............80
DUBLIN ............... .54
KNOX CITY .. .30
NOODLE ............... 1.70
PAINT ROCK ...........90
SNYDER ........ .40
Seven-Inch Snow Comes With Spring
The first day of Spring' traveling incognito, hit Abilene and the Big Country in a Bl izzard-1 ike fashion.
Rain. sleet and icy wet snow drifted rapidly to the ground, all day, all over the 17 county area. In someplace mini snow drifts were measured as high as 7 iqehcs.
In Abilene, nearly 6 inches of snow fell Friday, creating a temporary snowman - building fad throughout tho city,
Saturday’s forecast f o r Abilene calls for the end of the snows early Saturday.
Friday night and Saturday morning the weatherman issued travelers’ warning, expecting freezing or near freezing temperatures in the early morning hours.
In the Big Country, seven inches of snow were measured in Baird and Gold Glory, while Sylvester and Moran reported caught fi-inches.
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Report on '70s In R-N Sunday
“Abilene in The ’70s,” a ecial four-section study of the immunity at the beginning of e decade, will be presented a dors of The A b i I e n e eporter-News with their Sillily editions.
The material, compiled by irors and reporters of the ‘wspaper, examines the city ’s locational system, the facilities th which Abilene has equipped ;elf for the future, the anomie base on which \bilen° isiness and industry expect in did.
\ special study is made of luth of the town, some of their 'deities and their thinking on
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The Generation of the '70s.
Other material dealing with Abilene, its prospects and some of its problems will lie displayed throughout the Sunday edition. The hulk of the special stories on the ’70s will be in these groupings:
Section F — Education for the ’70s.
Section G — Facilities for the '70s.
Section H - Economic Base for I he '70s.
Section I — Noulh — the ’70s Generation.
Extra copies of this edition can be ordered from th° circulation department for 30 cents each.
Westbrook, Anson and Hawley, all measured five or more inches of rain in Friday's version of spring.
“If this is this yea! 's version of spring. I guess next year we can expect a sand storm " said one disgruntled observer.
Snows mounted toward predicted IO inches in several places and caused I lip Weather Bureau to scramble to revise its forecasts.
But spr ng this time did not have the truly grim face of winter Streets generally remained safe It was more beautiful than dangerous until night temperatures dropped below freezing.
Everyone in the snow area did lay plans to move carefully wlien the continuing snow and the day s slush froze,
The heavy band of snow he-gan appearing about 4 a m. Friday from the Guadalupe-Davis Mountains and across far West Texas and the lower part of the South Plains, and then headed for such cities as Abilene The whole thing should be finished by Saturday when the pow and sleet is forecast to end.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Writher Map, pq 2-A>
ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-rn ii” radius) Intermitten light snow priding Sa1 'relay morning. Partial clearing and con r Saturday afternoon f air and colder Saturday night. Clear to partly Cloudy Smday. High Saturday in low 40s Loa Sunday night uppers 70s Wind* I abt and variable Saturday, Increasing to
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Sunset last night, a VU sunnsa today: 6 i? sunset tonight 6 51
Rat ometer reading al 9 D m 23 34. Humidity at 9 p m pc' cent
500 Hear Governor Smith Address Coleman Gathering
economic growth and develop ment, human relation, and in virtually every other realm of human interest and activity.” Mentioning the violence of tho 60s, the Governor said he feels “we are moving away from violence and lawlessness. Our Uiallenge is to continue that rn o v e rn e n t away from assassinations, mass murders. racial unrest, violence and away from the rebellion we have seen on our college campuses.
“Our challenge is to solve our problems before they achieve crisis proportion.”
Smith said that Texans can no longer tolerate or he satisfied with idle promises and superficial rhetoric. “Suddenly in the last few years, Texas has changed from a wobbly instrument of public service into a dynamic agency of action. Suddenly instead of reacting to federal programs involuntarily, Texas has begun to aet fin its own problems, its own needs, in its own way.”
“Instead of sitting defensively on our states rights. Texas has started to exercise those rights,” sa id Smith, “ll is impossible for me to conceive that any person could serve with the people of this state a> governor and not be aware of tho problems of this state — urban and rural.”
Continuing, the governor said state officials have gone to work on such priorities as housing, the
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