Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - March 28, 1970, Abilene, Texas
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CLOUDY, COLDER"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—ByronMTH YEAR. NO. 282 PHONE 673-4271 APII,BKK. TEXAS. 79604. SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 28, 1970 .THIRTY TWO PA AKS IN TWO SEXTONS IOC PAILY—Mc SONDAY Associated Prat CP)
Flights Canceled By Air 'Sickness
That's an Easter egg?
Five \car-old Bradley Miles Mason couldn't quite believe what he was sering as he gazed at the huge egg in his basket. Brad, son of Mr and Mrs. Robert M (Boh) Mason of RIT Sunset Hr, asked, “Rut where'll I put my other eggs'1'' Actually, the large egg is an ostrich “product *' The picture was made at the Nelson Park Zoo where Pan Watson, zoo director, is attempting to hatch another egg laid bv enc of the ostriches Brad and thousands of other Abilene youngsters will be out each Faster morning searching for smaller eggs. (Staff Photo by Don Rlakleyi
Good Friday, Bad Weather
By THE NS SOT! MFD PRESS
Texas late Friday was buffeted bv a dust storm in tar western sections, bloving snow in the upper Panhandle and thunder storms and threatening tor radeep in large sections of the northwestern segment.
It wits sunny and warm over poll ions of ( entm I lexas and Southwest Texas.
Mart h winds whipped the entire state, Hut caused the most nii'wrx in extreme West Texas where El Paso's vicinity had glints up to .SO miles per hour. Visibility dropped to a half mile in blowing dust
A near stationary front extended across the Panhandle from northeast to southwest, cut ting through the Amarillo area
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and the vicinity of Roswell, N M.
Travelers warnings went out for the Panhandle for Friday mghi as snowfall behind the front was deepening in portions of New Mexico and southwestern Kansas and moving southward
Re fore dusk, snow covered 70 per cen! of an area from 25 miles west of Guy mon, Okla , to 45 miie> south of \marillo to 50 miles southwest of Lubbock to west of Clovis. N M.
'Die Weather Bureau said the snow area was expanding north and south with Ihe maximum top located about 25 miles northwest of Plainview
Extended forecasts indicated the new cold bearing down on the stale would continue with moisture at least until Tuesday. \ fast warmup was expected to begin Wednesday after an f aster Sunday that bode no good for new spring bonnets and finely.
A largo swath of the Pan-handle-Plains country went under tornado watch.
The advisory was issued shortly after 2 p m and called for the watch to remain in effect until 7 p.m.
The bureau said “the threat of tornadoes will exist in these areas.’’
The forecast also called for isolated severe thunderstorms with large hail and locally damaging winds.
Cities in the area or fringes of the forecast area included Childress, Lubbock, Amarillo and Plainview.
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WASHINGTON (AP) Airlines canceled hundreds of flights Friday and Faster weekend travelers experienced maddening delays as one of every four air traffic controllers called in “sick.”
The Federal Axiation Administration said controllers in Kansas City, Cleveland, New York, Oakland, Calif., and l/»c An grips had reported telephone calls threatening their safet\ if they worked. An FAA official called such acts ‘despicable and criminal.”
There were pickets for the first time in the three-day old demonstration in Kansas City, Chicago and Cleveland, the FAA said.
The sick calls are a device being used by members of PATTO, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization, to press long-standing complaints of overwork, understaffing and obsolete equipment
On the day shifts at the 71 centers that direct airliners in flight, only 1.213 men of a normal force of 1.625 showed up. The problem was most acute for New York City’s three busy airports and delays and cancellation. I here had a reverberating effect throughout the land.
For the 4 p m. shift, only 75 of 149 controllers showed lip in New York. In Kansas City, another key center, only 21 of 63 reported. Cleveland, one of the major trouble spots, had only 43 per cent of its controllers on the day shift, but at night there were 76 of 124 for 6.3 per cent
Atlanta, which started with perfect attendance Wednesday, had a showup of 74 of 90 Friday night In Chicago, only 79 of HR scheduled reported.
“This is a peak period on a peak day in a peak week,” said Rill Osniun. a spokesman for the Air IVan-sport Association, which represents the airlines “We can expect continuing cancellations and consolidations to keep delays from getting completely out of hand.”
By midafternoon more than 250 flights had been canceled, mostly short haul trips involving New York. A passenger trying to fly from Atlanta to Miami, for instance, might find his flight canceled because the plane never got out of New York.
In New York, at one point, there were ,35 planes lined up on a runway, including one jumbo 747.
Waiting rooms were jammed al Chicago’s O’Hare airport tne country’s busiest, with long lines at snackbars and restau
rants O’Hare was socked in with a foot of snow Thursday anil crippled further by the air controllers’ strike PATCH Friday night said more than 3.500 of its control lers had responded to Thins davs call for a general with
drawal of services Plat call re-sullod in cnnirmpt of court charges against three PATCO officials Secretary’ of Transportation John A. \ Olpe said in a statement that reports showed a massive walkout did not occur
Merkel banquet figures
Four of the principal figures at the annual Merkel Chamber of < ommrrce Banquet Friday night compared notes after the dinner. They are, from right, Jo.hnnv Ham mend, incoming president; doe Lassiter, Outstanding Citizen. Cong Omar Burleson, guest speaker; and Ray Wilson, outgoing president. Winner of (hp Outstanding Farmer Award. Allen (Pete) Morgan, is hospitalized and was unable to attend (Staff Photo bv Dub Mason)
CENSUS FORM ARRIVES TODAY
Those who rarely get mail take heart. Today is the day everyone is scheduled to get a letter from the govern mpnt.
Big Country mailmen will be delivering census forms to be completed and handed back when enumerators come to call for them.
For a story on what the census involves on a nation wide scale, turn to page 4 A.
Burleson Protests 'The Protesters'
Engaged Couple, Two Friends Found Slain in Connecticut
IN SIGNED LETTER
49 Fisher Latins Back Rotan Board
'AN — A group of an-American residents of • County has written a
ettor to the editor of The ie Reporter -News vsing support of the school s and school administra-as well as of the elected lls, of Hie county. there are incidents of dotation in the school us of Fishier County, we e that complaints should ade to the proper officials nave been elected by the p.
id wp have enough faith In officials to believe that trill correct any wrong if it
llv does exist, says the
Forty-nine residents of Roby, Rotan, Hobbs and other Fisher County communities have signed the letter, but 15 have asked that their names not he published, according to spokesman for the signers, Rudolph Martinez of Hobbs and Kmiterio Soliz, of Roby.
According to another spokesman, Emilio Martinez, who ranches and farms in the Rotan area, “Some people weir scared and did not want to sign.”
“We are opposed lo discrimination in any form,” the letter states, “and wherever it exists it should be eliminated.”
“We have read in the
Turn to ROTAN, Pg. 2-A
ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- A young, engaged couple and two teen aged friends were shot to death in an apartment Friday following a party there the night before.
Police said they were questioning several persons who at tended the party hut declined to identify any of them. The investigating officers said they were at a loss to explain the killings.
Chief Walter J. Skewer said his department was investigating the possibility thai four murders had occurred although, he said, it was possible that suicide may have been involved in al least one of the deaths. Earlier the investigators had ruled out suicide.
Skewer said the four young people, three teon-aged boys and the engaged girl, were found dead in the girl's apartment by one of the people who had been at the party.
The chief said the victims appeared to have been “clean cut kids, one had long side burns, another a beard-but not the mod type.”
Skower said townspeople in Enfield, a community of 46.IHN), were shocked. The only comparable crime in its history was a double murder-suicide in 1922, he added.
The chief said there was no evidence of a fight in the a pa ft -ment.None of the second-hand furniture had been disturbed. He said there were several beer cans about, dirty dishes in the
sink and playing cards in the kitchen.
The bodies of Linda Edmonds, 21, and her fiance. Peter Donovan, 19. of South Windsor were lying in separate bedrooms covered by blanket* in the second floor apartment, the police said
Donovan and Miss Edmonds had been shot in the head.
Paul Vasseur, 17, and David Gurtin. 16, both of Enfield, were killed in the same fashion with a .22-caliber rifle found near their bodies on the living room floor, police said.
According to the medical examiner, the slayings occurred around 6 a rn. It was not until 10:20, however, that a friend of Donovan's discovered the trage dx.
Miss Edmonds and Donovan may have been asleep when the slayer entered, since she w as in pajamas and he in underwear
The other two youths were fully clothed, Vasseur lying on a sofa, Gurtin in a sitting position on the floor.
Thp rifle was on the floor in front of a coffee table between the two bodies.
By DUB M ASON
Roper ter-News Staff Writer
Cong Omar Burleson, in a no holds barred” speech, socked it to the rank and flip of dissenters and protesters across the I nit cd Stales.
Speaking to a near capa et tv audience at the annual Merkel Chamber of Commerce banquet, Burleson said that there ate those among us w’ho cry freedom, wrho dissent and protest, then refuse freedom ie others.
“I believe in the right to dissent, to protest, but when I hose people. . refuse others I heir just rights, then I think I want to protest a little bit myself,'' he stated
“Yes, I want to protest the Rap Browns, the Cleavers, the sordid activity during the
Chicago Seven trial, those
clergymen who hoist their little signs and parade around attack mg the very things they should he upholding yes, I feel Ilk” a btl Ie protesting myself,” he
Burleson also hit hard at the embattled welfare program the ‘left wing’ group in Congress which is trying to abolish the seniority program in the legisla
titre and those who would do away with the defense program of \menca.
• There is, in the office, a program by which each familv of four who does not make the minimum wage be guaranteed $1,600 per anorn for living expenses, another $890 in food stamps, the cost of ‘retraining’ rn order to leave the welfare roll and join the payroll.
“Now let me tell you—in tho event a family man is finally trained to move into a better job, there is no assurance he will accept it For you see, tf the job is too far away be can refuse to take the job and still be ebgible to draw bis $1,600 minimum,’’ Burleson said.
Refcring to the group which is attempting to abolish seniority, he said, “They want to name the various committees, approve of the chairman, then know what they are g^ing to do Why Cd rather have George Mahon with his seniority in charge of the House Appropriations Committee. Bob Poage in charge of the Agriculture Committee than any senator or congressman who was appointed
Turn to MERKEL, Pe ? ^
Fillings Alive With Sound of Music
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (APi — It’s midnight and you’re sound asleep, and sud denly you’re blasted awake by a rousing rendition of “Rattle Hy mn of the Republic.”
Annoying? Yes, and especially when no radio or phonograph is turned on in your house or the neighbor’s.
A Daytona Beach housewife, who agreed to talk about it only if her name was not publicized, has been receiving the music through her dental fillings and crowns since the night of March 16.
She was sitting with her family in the living room when an orchestra began blaring, “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary.”
The woman asked one of her children to turn off the radio. He replied that ii was off, bul the music continued.
Two days later, her husband recalled reading of another case in which teeth had picked up radio signals, lie sent his wife to her dentist, Dr. J. H. Ling. Dr. liOng expiated that two metals such as gold and amalgam fillings. plus acid in saliva, could set up a potential receiving sys tem. The demist confirmed the st orc.
I>ong replaced one of Hie gold (Towns and told her to use baking soda to cut down on acidity. The sound now is only half as loud as before.
In order to test, the woman sleeps in a motel which is a mile away from her home and out of range of thp signal.
Since no call letters are ever heard, the possibility that she was picking lip a commercial radio station was discarded. Only she can hear the music.
Electronic experts have theorized thai the signal is coming from someone playing a phonograph and transmitting sound to a speaker in another part of his house by a wireless method. Instead of reaching only the other rooms, they said, the signal is traveling as far as a mile Other songs picked up include
“Rambling Rose,” “My Country 'Tis of Thee,” and “Pack up your Troubles in Your Old Kit Rag ”
“It was kind of funny at first.’’ the woman said, “but it’s sure wearing thin,”
In an effort to reach her music maker, the woman ran an ad in ihe personal column of Friday’s Daytona Beach News, which also carried a story of her plight.
The ad said: “If you live in the Beville-Ridgewood area and play the following records daily on a wireless phonograph “Rambling Rose,” “Glory Glory Hallelujah,” and “Long Way to Tipperary” . . . URGENT: Gall this number. .,