Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1970, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE-TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAR. NO. 344 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING. MAY 28, 1970-THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Auociated Preu lOc DAILY-20c SUNDAY Count, Final Figures This Fall May Show More Abilene's preliminary census showed a decline of persons from the final 1960 count, Richard Newton, district director at Wichita Falls said Thursday morning. The preliminary total, subject to probable upward revision when the final figures arc released this fall, was compared with the official 1960 count of For the preliminary census of .1860 had shown Abilene to have Wichita Falls had an even greater decline of more than and oilier West Texas cities showed declines according to the preliminary figures, Swcctwater dropped from to Dig Spring from to and Vcrnon from to "Abilene had the smallest decline of any city intimately associated with' the oil Newton said. "It siiows the affect of Ihe decline in the oil industry." Taylor County wound up wilh compared with a final figure of in 1960 and a preliminary count of Abilenians had hoped to reach in this census, but as in most West Texas cities, a decline turned up in the prelimi- nary reports instead. Huge gains were recorded by Dcnlon from id and Mineral Wells from lo and by their counties from to for Dcnton County and from to for Palo Pinto County. Denton's .big. gain comes from huge growth of North Texas State University and because it is a part of the rapidly growing Dallas metropolitan area. Palo growth is because of the Angelo Population Hike Is Not As Much as Forecast Tom Green County and Ihe county seat San Angelo showed increases in population in the 1970 preliminary census figures released by the district office in San Angelo Wednesday, but Odessa in Ector County showed a loss in the headcount of In the El Paso district, El Paso gained in population with in the new count as compared lo Ihe in I960. San Angelo which had -residents in 1360 reached In the recent count, Tom Green County showed population in 1970 and in the 1960 count. San Angelo Mayor Wylie Webb said, "1 am pleased. All the things I've read indicate a lot of counties and cities arc ending up with decreases rather than Increases." Board of City. Development manager.- Grady Elder said he was'disappointed that the city didn't have the number of; people anticipated (about Del Itio, Kerrville, New Braunfels, Seguin, .Eagle Pass and Uvalde, all in the San Angelo district, marked increases in population. Odessa and Beeville were the only two cities in the district above population to show losses. 1 Odessa, which showed residents in 1960 dropped to in the recent headcount. Beeville's popuatkm stands at down from the 1960 count. of An Odessa cily official said he felt the loss simply indicated Uiat several hundred residents of Odessa have moved outside the city limits, but not out of Ihe area. Chamber of Commerce Kxecu- live Vice Presidenl Gene Garri- son said lie was disappointed and admitted that the chamber leaders had not really expected the kind of loss indicated by the prcliminao' figures. El Paso County showed a 10.5 per cent increase in population for the riecade while seven other counties in the El Paso district declined, preliminary census figures showed Wednesday. Conrad Ramirez, the' dislricl census director, released the 1970 preliminary figures. They showed El Paso County's 1970 population is as com- pared lo in 1060. The figure, was short of Hie necessary to give an an- tomalic salary increase of up lo lo the county judge, commissioners and other elect- ed officials. The cily of El Paso showed a 15 per cen' increase in Ihe last 10 years, rising from lo Mayor Peler de Welter, for- mer president of the Chamber of Commerce, said, "If accu- rate (the census it in- dicates Ihe cily has its work cut out in regaining a healthy, nor- mal growth." He said Ihe lower than ex- peeled census figures "under- scores a reduction" in the mili- tary personnel at El Paso in- stallations. He said it emphasized the need tor active communily vra- motion and an expansion of the industrial base to attract new business, new residents and to hold the young people in the community. El Paso doubled its popula- tion during the 1950s lo edge ahead of Austin as Ihe fourth largest cily in Texas. The seven counties thai de- clined included Loving, from 226 (o 150; Jeff Davis, from lo Presidio from lo Reeves from lo Terrell from to Ward from lo 055, and Winkler. The heaviest decline was in Winkler County where popula- tion plunged from in i960 to in 1970. The city of Pecos in Reeves County showed liltlo, change in See ISA proximity of Fort Wolters just east of Mineral Wells in Parker County. Besides Dcnton and Palo Pinto counties, the only counties in Ihe 32-county Wichita Falls census district to gain wera Cooke (Gainesville) with 296 additional persons; Glasscock (Garden City) with 19; Montague (Bowio) with 23; and Wise (Decatur) with Jones County, part of the Abi- lene Metropolitan Area, suffered a drop of persons from to in lha pre- liminary figures, making the temporary Abilene metropolitan district total Nolan County's decline was shown as from to Mitchell (Colorado City) from to and Howard (Big Spring) from to lliiskell dropped from to Knox from 7.B57 to and Fisher from to Stephens and Shackelfcrd counties had lesser losses. Stephens (Breckenridge) lost 6SO in Ihe preliminary counl from lo Shackelfnrd (Albany) lost from lo Stephens may get close to lis I960 tolal when the final reports aro in. Stonewall County (Asper- mont) lost 658, and Kent (Jaylon) 358. Wichita Falls District GRIEF AT.-RELIGIOUS VANDALISM Roberta Savitsky cries uncohsolably, as her. father Rabbi'-Mordeciii Sa'vitsky; lifts badly damaged "Sefer Torah1! from'the Holy Ark at the Congregation-Cheira Shan synagogue in the Dorchester section of Boston Wednesday. Vandals broke into the-synagogue, set fire to the sacred scroll, smashed windows and ransacke'd rooms. (AP Wirephoto) LINK WITH LOCAL SCHOOLS STRESSED Abilene Junior By MERLE WATSON Reporter-News Staff Writer There is a need for expanded and strenglhened higher education programs in Abilene and Taylor County which can best be met by the establishment of a public junior college district. Such a district should make maximum use of the resources and capabilities of Uie Ihrce private colleges. THF.SF. AHE the recommenda- tions of Dr. J. R. Woolf, professor of engineering and higher education and president emeritus at the. University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Woolf has recently completed a. study of the higher education needs of Abilene and presented his recommendations and findings to the Board of Directors at Ihe Abilene Chamber of Commerce Thurs- day morning for its sludy and consideration. Dr. Woolf recommended that by contracts with the three private colleges, the public junior college district should make maximum use of the resources (facilities, faculties, and all others) of the three private senior colleges (Hardin- Simmons University, McMurry College and Abilene Christian College.) He also recommended that Ihe public junior college dislricl be composed of Taylor County and Highland Regiment Baffled By Polish Private's Name I (AP) Pvt. 24126567 has finally stopped being a problem for Ihe British army. They've changed his name. Pvt. 567 for shnM, as some of his friends call him. named Wrzyszcz, George Wrzyszcz, and nobody in Ihe Gordon Highlanders regiment can pronounce il. "Whenever any of us Iry lo call out his name to give him an order, everything comes to a confided one officer. "We have been forced lo change his name. From now on, he is Pvt. XYZ, so we just call oul the last Uiree letters of the alphabet." "Maybe they've changed my name, but I havan'l changed said George, an 18-year-nlii whose parents came from Po- land. "I like tho name Wrzyszcz." He pronounces it someliwere between "risilch" and "wisish." George says there are two other privates from Polish families in his regiment "But I can never remember their names." DR. JACK WOOLF makes report lo C-C any of the following counties which might desire '.o join: Fisher, Jones and Nolan. Other recomrrraidations in- clude the following: public junior college district should sponsor and be responsible for compre'iensive junior college program. The comprehensive program should include all of Ihe following elements: open door admission policy, counseling and remedial assistance for flow aclvevers, college transfer programs, technical programs, n d u 11 education 'and continuing education. public junior college district should provide for remedial, vocational and technical programs through a separate campus or by contract with one or more cf the private colleges or by combination in such a manner as to create no NEWS INDEX AmuserMnls 1 OB Bu'irwss Noles 6B Bridge...............SB Classified.......... M-17B Corr.ics 13B EdhcricU KB Horoscope 8A Hospital Patients UA Obituaries 13A Soorts 15-17A This Wan's Art........ 1 OB To Your Good Health------ I8B TV Lea................93 Women's social distinction -be Iwcen sludents enrolled in any one program as compared lo thuse enrolled in any other program. public junior college district should have sufficien'. administrative and professional slaff, including a president, lo handle the adminislrativc affairs of the district under the policy direction of its selected board of trustees. THE OVERALL effect of the above recommendations would tie to establish for Ihe communily Ihe complete effect of the benefits of a public junior college program without adversely affecting Ihe development of the fhrcc private senior colleges. It would lake advantage of the resources cf the private colleges and certain valuable assets which have capacity for greater use, ihe report stated. Along with Hi2 recommenda- tions, Dr. Woolf also submitted a plan for the establishment of a public junior college district via contracts for instructional ser- vices wilh the Ihree colleges. The study direclor believes that wilh this plan Ihe capital outlay savings lo local laxpaycrs would be Uie cost of tax bond issues in the amount of at leasl 55 million and perhaps ns as million. Olher tlian Ihe savings in costs of 'ouildinj construction, Dr. AVonlf feels that the contract arrangempr.t will be a fair exchange. For such a public junior college dislricl, Dr. Woolf projected enrollment Hi head count students in 1075 wi'li a projected budget of for 1975. He lisled as sources of income in 1975 Ihe following: luilion, slate appropriation, J930.620; slate and federal appro- priation, miscellaneous income, J57.401; and local tax funds, According to Dr. Woolf, Ihe Sec JUNIOR, I'fi. 6A COUNTY Archer Baylor Clay Coke Cooke Dcnlon Dickens Fisher Foard Glasscock Hardeman Haskcll Howard Jack Jones Kent King 'Knox Mitchell Montague Nolan Palo Pinto Shackelford Stephens Sterling Stonewall Taylor Throckmorlon Wichita Wilbarger Wise Young 1970 460 19SO 640 CITY Abilene Big.Spring Danton Mineral Wells Sweelwater Vernon Wichita Falls Cities 1370 I960 31.230 Hecvy Rain, Hail Pelt Abilene Area It was splash down for Abilene and Ihe area Wednesday night as scattered thunder- storms sent Ions ol rain tn carlh. In Abilene, rain over (he pasl Iwo days (Dialled 1.58 inches with Ihe westhcrman predicting a 20 per cent chance of rain Thursday afternoon and night. Wednesday evening's Ihun- derslorms were volalile, as lightning; reportedly struck a home in Clyde, burning out electrical fixtures which included a dryer. Lethal hail stones, some Ihe size of golf balls and marbles, slruck in various places. It was reported that hail reaped possible crop west of Rolan. damage soulh- WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE 3-Day .93 1.69 10.32 9.61 1.05 .10 .30 1. 1.20 .80 1.11 1.60 3.30 .90 1.13 .36 .65 Tr. .40 .45 1.50 .09 Municipal Airport Tolal for Year Normal for Year ANSON BALLING ER BLACKWELL BRECKENRIDGE BUFFALO GAP CLYDE COLEMAN COLORADO CITY DUBLIN GOREE GORMAN HASKELL HAWLEY 15 1 90 KNOX 60 81 MORAN 40 1.30 25 1 10 2 35 PAINT ROCK 1.20 1.50 70 IIOBY 1.00 2.00 ROTAN ROWENA RULE STAMFORD SYLVESTER TUSCOLA WEINERT 70 40 70 .50 08 .38 60 1.65 1.70 2.BO 20 1.00 REMEMBERS VILLA Fernando Ramirez or Oklahoma City doesn't know exactly how old'he is, but his family and friends will cele- brate his 108th birthday Thursday. He recalls raids by Pancho Villa, says his brothers rode with the Mexican rebel, but refuses to say whether he did too. (AP Wirephoto) liain caused some flooding in Roby and Lawn the latter re- corded nearly 3 inches of rain and experienced a marhle-sixe bail storm. fn other seclions of .Ihe 17- counly area, there were, reports of lightning and thunder accom- panying Ihe rains. The Abilene weather stalion said thai presently the area is under a sky warning, which means to be alert for possible bulletins regarding severe weather. An unconfirmed tornado was reported 15 miles south of Brecxcnridge ahoul 8 p.m. Wed- nesday, but attempts to locale it. failed. Many counties were placed under a tornado watch. Winters, Paint Hock and Tuscola reported non-damaging hail. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Wtllhlr Htf, HO ABILENE AND VICINITY rl- partly cloudy ind warm V.IIN fxr ccnl chanti ol icatltrtd Ihunderllorml Ihli tllci-noon And ton'ghl. Higlu todar and Friday around If. lenient ntir a. wlndi iwlMrV irour.ij nvn.h. High v4 for 21-houri truJIre at f a.m.: U and 34. High and few for lha day Inl Vtir: 17 and Suniel lail lleM: pnvi vunrila tolay: a.m.I tunic) tonljM: I p m, By ELLIE FUCKER and BETTY GRISSOM Teenage Girls Seek Soldiers' Addresses Q. were wondering H you could 'flhrt the addresses of two hoys over in Vietnam that arc from Texas, about 18, and single. This letter may not sound right, hut we Ihlnk'lt'would lie nice If a lol of girls wrote some guys over Incrc. We've heard how lonely and forgotten they sometimes feel, so we'd like to make Ihcm R llltle.less lonelier. Q. I. am interested In finding out the addresses of serviceman .who do not generally gc( mall. Obviously, I could not possibly write to alj of (hem, but I Mould like to coimnunlca'te with some of .those who arc lonely and specially need encouragement. Bill Cosby's song "Grover Hcnson Keels Forgotten" is touching .Uie hearts of some young girls. An ROTC sergeant told Action Line that Ihe informa- lion you arc seeking may bo obtained by writing to: Army Postal Office, San Francisco, Calif., 96222. H was suggested, however, that you contact your church' for names because il isn't always a good idea for young girls lo correspond wilh strangers. Q. We arc seventh grade students at Madison Jr. High and the hemline hassle Is about lo gel us down! When they send us home because our mini's arc too sliort and pur nildl's arc, and our mast's are too long! We don't know what to wear Knee pants and Knickers! (20 Signatures) A. Action Line thought all you girls and one boy would Interested lo know what Johnny Carson had to say about (he matter on his May 5 Tonight Show. "Women are told every year how much leg they can show by men who could care less." Q. Can lost or misplaced war medals he replaced? If so, who would I contact or nrllc? My daughter would like to display mine on a nail plaque but most ol (hem have been lost. A. Yes, they can be replaced. Send a copy (not the original) of your discharge papers (if they're not lost, loo) to the Adjulant General, Decorations and War Branch, Department of Army, Washington, D.C., 200- 00. Request the replacement of the service medals, giving name of medals lost, dales of service, service number and of course your present address. Q. Could II be Ihat (he local radio stations lire nol aware that some of us over 30 listen (o Ihclr programs? At one time, K1VKC advertised the fact thai it was Ihe stalion playing good music, but after Ben' Barnes and others from Austin purchased (he station, I am fold by an employee of Ihe slallon (hat (hey were specifically told what type of music lo play. Now about 90 per cent Is hard rock. I bought an F..M. radio for background music In my office hut even the (wo P.M. Stations have Joined Ihe hard rock hoys. A. Program director of KWKC says his stalion plays some music that is in keeping with (ho national trend but tries to keep within local taslc. Out of a possible 19 records played an hour, only about five of them arc contemporary and tht: rest are considered popular standards, he says. Dave Boyle of KFMN-FM says his station tries to play music that will be acceptable to ils audience and advertisers. KFMN-KM is a live program and requests may be made by phone. The other KM slalion is prc-laped in California hut is also directed lo the adult audience. The stations more or less have to play what is recorded, Action Llns was told. Address lo Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 79604. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbers If possible.