Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1974, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOE5 WE SKETCH, WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron YEAR, NO. 344 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 796.04, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 27, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Asioriated Prtii By ELUE RUCKEH Left Turn Innovation Due d Try at AHS Q. On N. tth and Mockingbird, motor-' Isls on Mockingbird have a left turn light. Students driving down N. 6th to turn into (he Abilene High student park- ing lot usually have to wail at the In- tersection for one or two red lights. I wonder if It would be possible to have a Ml turn light put'on N. 6th at the. Mockingbird Intersection? A. Traffic Engineer Bud Taylor 'has a better plan! He will allow left turns from (he left turn bay on Mockingbird while traffic is moving straight ahead and also on 'the green left turn light. This should allow traff- ic turning left off Mockingbird to. clear the intersection more quickly and hopefully clear up the .bottleneck on N. Cth as well. Taylor tried'this arrangement at N. 10th and Mockingbird, it worked pretty well and he feels it'll relieve congestion here too. Q, Does anybody remember how to maLe beads from rose petals? We made them when I was a little girl but I've forgotten how. Seems like we would grind them and set them overnight In some kind of solution, 'then roll into heads and put on a hat pin to dry. A. Our expert on such tilings (who prefers to remain anonymous in case lie's wrong) says the way he remembers it, you dry the rose petals, then crush them. Mix up some Hour salt and water to make a dough, then toss in (lie rose petals. Holl into beads, dry five or six'days away from direct sunlight on a toothpick or large needle to leave holes for stringing. The re-cycled pelals have a rosy scent; for a rosy color add red food coloring. 0. Last spring entered a batik wall- hanging in a local arts and crafts exhi- bition and (o my dismay the batik was rejected. Mr. Rohinson, art-teacher at Hardln-Slmnions, was some sort of olli- ml and he was keeping it at his house until I could pick It up. Our wires Rot crossed somehow, each attempt to eon- tact aim proved futile. Mr. Robinson Is nc longer a teacher at 11-SU. Somelww I reed to get In.touch will him to find out if he still has my batik. It was my pride and joy and 1 want it back badly. Can you help? A. Afler a few dozen phone calls around the slate, you how have your treasured ba- lik in your possession. a.m.: 90 and tdflh And low same dole last vetr: SJnrlie today; suiuet tonlnhl: Sunrise tomorrow: Darcinclfir rcAdlnn al noonr 31. If In. HuinltJIly al noon: 41 per By GEORGE KSPER Associated Prfss Writer SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) President Nguyen Van Thjeu's assistant for polit- ical affairs ami one, of. his mosl (rusted allies liasibcen' arrcslcd as part of an alleged Communist, espionage ring, governnieril sources said to- day. Nguyeni-.Viin Ngan, -10, bc- wilh Tllicu as a legal''.advisci-'-lo .the arincd was" no official. fiovcrnniCnl announce- ment of his arrest'.' Jjources said Ngan owns sev- eral-business firms in.'fjaigon, ,and. (hat ,he is.' suspccled of aldlh'g the Vlcl Cong llnnncinl- ..'ly.'afidiafraiiglng lo transfer: medical supplies to (hem. Some sources compared Uic arrcsl lo the rcccnl West Ger- man case in which a lop aide Chancellor Willy Brand! was arrested and charged wilh spying for llic Knsl Ger- mans. Uiii others noted lliai there recently: has been a" power struggle in Ihe presidential palace between a political fac- lion led'by Ngan and another led by Ilofmg Otic Nha, the 32-ycar-Old m.inistev of infor-' niation a ml an adopted ncph- cw of Thicn. These sources speculated lhal Ngan's cnsler and Ihe charges against him could be part of a political power play. If was the second alleged spy ring.uncnycred in lha pal- ,acf in (lie pasl' five, years, sou rccs said. Another of Thicu's -forhicr. special .assis- lanls, lluynli Van Trong, who. handled political intelligence, and 42 others were arrcsled in One source said Ngan is un- der house arrest, bul his whereabouts could nol im- mediately determined. Sources said Ngan's bank ac- counts were frozen and his properly confiscaled. Ngan, a diminutive lawyer, was bom in Nghe An province in North Vietnam, llic same province in which the late North Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minn was born. He joined Ihe Viet Minh, predecessors of the Commu- fiisl Viet Cong, al Ihe age of 12. Wlicn he was 18, ho was juilctl by the Vlcl Mlnli for three years on spying charges. In Thlcu'.s cabinet, he held (he official title of special pres- idential assislaul in charge of liaison wilh constitutional agencies and polilic.il parties. Ngan created Thieu's own Democracy Parly to oppose the Communist side in Ihe po- lilical struggle that was sup- posed lo follow the January 1073 ceasefire. One of Ngan's assignments was to be Thieu's watchdog over the pro-Thieu National Assembly. For cosmetic pur- poses, he organized a nro-gov- crnincnl group of Huddhisls lo oppose the anti-govcrnmcnl Buddhist organization. Ngan reportedly had an im- portant voice in giving party loyalists positions of power, such as' 'cabinet ministers, province chiefs and army gen- erals. temperature for a May 28 is IOC; the day before, 107, Cannon said. In addition, there is no mois- lurc available for rain, he said. What little moisture there is rests at feel, but dry air prevails above and below the level, he said. Cannon said, however, lhal drought conditions do nol yet ex- ist, al least for the Big Country area, but Abilene has only re- ceived .72 inch of rain in May, he pointed out. The normal for May is .3.86 inches, Weather Service records show. "Unless something happens that we don't have on any of our Cannon said, Hit; week will be hot and dry. WEEKEND thunderstorms ranged the Big Country result- ing in hail and rain in fioscoo, Sweclwaler. Blackwell, Alary- ncal and Colorado City. Unde- lermincd amounts fell Id the north, west and southwest of Ab- ilene, Cannon said. Colorado City was apparently hardcsl hit by Hie hail, which ranged from pea lo golfball-sizc in a 30-mimitc period .Saturday evening. Reporter-News special correspondent Tom (loss said Monday. "Hoofs were severely dam- he said, and so was llic fruit and nut crop. Windows .in Ihe downtown area, in schools and cars were ajso smashed by the. hail. Slain- eil glass windows in two church- es were shattered, he said. fn talking to insurance adjus- ters, Cioss said he got (he Im- pression thiii damages could rim as high as million.