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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR TO. FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94TH is? PHONE 673-4271. ABILENE, TEXAS; 79604, .FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated Prtsi By BLUE RUCKER Storms Throw Kinks Into Traffic Lights Q. How come lie traffic'lights at N. 13th and pine, also N. 13th and Walnut get messed up after every rainstorm? Usually they're synch and 1 can drive right through and bead up The Hill bat got after a rainstorm. A. "Every time we have an electrical storm.we have trouble with the signals. We can just count on says Traffic Engineer Buck Baldridge, Rains bring power failures. Also, when the contacts inside the control boxes get wet, the lights get out of synchronization' Q. Are the CIA and tie Secret Serv- ice pail of the FBI? A. No'; the Federal Bureau of Investiga- tion is ,the investigative ami of the Dept. of Justice. The Secret Service is an agen- cy of the Treasury Dept, and the Central Intelligence. Agency is an independent member'of the executive branch of the government. sister beittngs'to .a group In California thai provides Santas Tor a small fee as a project. Is there a club here that does this? I need someone to.dress up as Santa Claus for several young children who coming to my home for a Christ- mas party. A. Thanks to your idea, a group of "Softball Dads" are practicing their ho ho ho's and sprouting white beards. Contact Mrs. Kendall fladgett at 632-3490 to let her know when you want a jolly Santa. She has a list' of four' pink-cheeked "volun- teers" fathers from the Southside Miss Softball America', girls', softball league. This group is always looking for a novel way to'raise money tor'-ils summer recre- ation program. Q. Please fell me where I can gel a color print enlarged! I've looked through all the magazines for an ad or offer'.. 'one'df''ifie -local camera shops. Almost 'any of them will do this.-If-, you have it's no problem whatsoever the negative most, shops'tail'send the.print off to have negatives, made. The price1 varies a'little from shop-to shop. Q. We're jnst-cnrious, to won- dering, what labels are attached to people living IB Salt Lake City, Taos, Fairfax and Denver. You know, like "San Fran- e'c-, A. On the authority of a native son of Utah, refer to residents of that capital city as "Salt Lakers." Use.a-little Spanish for the residents are Tao- senos. And Denver people are like Dal- las Dcnverites. Consensus is some lo- wans are "Fairfaxians." Address questions to TAclion Line, Box 30, Abilene; Texas 79604. Names will not be nsed but questions must be signed.and addresses given. Please 1 Include telephone numbers if End of Balmy Weather May Be Approaching Warm ,but windy weather is. forecast through' Saturday but after that the balmy, honey- moon may be over, forecast- ers at the National Weather Service said Friday. Southwesterly wind' gusts hit 30 iriph early Friday morn- ing" in advance of a cold front, which may breeze into 'the Big :cpuntry late Saturday. Forecaster Jerry O'Bryant said the front itself may not be as. cold as first suspected. .However, the arctic air behind it may spill into the slate, fol- lowing the usual pattern. AT THE FAR EDGE of speculation is-the possibility of Abilene's first freeze of the season, he said, but more will be taiown about lhat as the front advances from the 'north- west. Winds are expected to be brisk'through Friday and then turn northerly on Saturday as the front makes its presence known. 'A National-Weafher .Service map shows-the SWegrte line cf low temperature reaching as far south as central Kansas as moves into the Texas Panhandle, shepherded by a'high pressure system in Temperatures are expected to reach into tht upper 70s Friday and upper 69s on Sat- urday.- Friday morning's low was.55 degrees as Abilene en- tered its sixth day without rainfall. -to-Coast Base Shuffle Due By FRED S. HOFFMAN AP :Milllary Writer WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Pentagon .today announced a CoasUo-coasl reshuffling 'and reduction .-'of military bases and headquarters that will eli- minate abbut civilian Army Force per- sonnel next years. The moves are aiined chief- ly at -shifting about lion .a support furic- lions.to increased combat-cap- ability. Th6 uniformed person- nel wiirbe'smtched to combat'- and combat-related assign- ments The 111 "base realignment .as the' Pentagon Changes detailed, Pg. 2A called them, will affect dozens of installations. But only two major bases were ordered closed the Army's Frankford Arsenal- in Philadelphia arid Ellington Air Force Tex. One concessional source said about' the civilian employes'- 'i. offered J. transfers could be expected to quit then defense' jobs'-raiher' than .relo- cate Man) Army Air Force and Defense Supply Agencj depots, .laboratories .and of- will lose manpower and but some will gam losses Hill jarige about civilian jobs at Hie Krarikford Arsenal to as few as-a dozen in some' small of- fices, officials said. Beside the Frankford Arse- nal, the biggest Joscrs will be Ellington, -Pueblo Ai'my De- Blue Grass Army Grif- .fiss .Air Force Base; Rome, Bichards-Gebaur Air near.Kansas Mo. Officials; said civil- ian'jobs will be reduced by: a net; of at'least 1.000 at each base. The Navy is unaffected .in this first significant round of base... reductions since April J973. Advance word of tire base cuts'already has brought wor- ried delegations lo Washing- ton. There always is opposi- lion to base reductions, but concern appears sharper this time because of the nation's economic troubles. To alleviate the problem, the Pentagon pledged Uial effort will be made lo assist 'displaced civilian cm-' ployes iii-obtaining other ac- ceptable-'employment" in the federal government or private industry. Many career em- ployes, will be eligible for up to a'year of severance pay. Memories of Son iMrs. Walter Leach goes tlnough her box of old named after him arid Mrs. Leach is the post 'mother. family photographs as she tells about her son, A party ilieie vull honor .her two days befoi-e Ii'er 89lh -'Clayton M: Leach was killed in the southwest birthday (Staff photo by Don Blakley) pacific 'p. Woild War II Abilene's Vt W Jost, Honor ee V 'Wish I Could Dance All Night' f By LIZ MOORE Reporter-News staff Wrilci Let's be jionest, jjieaiyof a' "Post Moth- er" .fp'r. Veterans'of Foreign and; wlial do you think of? Perhaps j stuffy nialriaich who her regal position s'ojong that he's just kind of an institution. Mrs.'.Walter ..Leach shatters that Lively; hard-working, and' keenly ale'rt to the world around her, Mrs; Leach is a lady who likes lo laugh'and entertain her friends. -Besides'; .she's jusl plain c'iite.. SO FOR THOSK reasons, a party, honoring 'her- for her 89th birthday, will -probably be a-fun occasion Saturday at the Clayton M. 'Leach; Post- 2012, Veterans 'of 'Foj-eigh Wars. .'member? and the La- diesi Auxiliary will honor their, "mom" then with cake and punch from 3-5 p.m. at the Post CqiTimander .fohn Cook and 'the president of Ihe La- Giminie .will help see-.to it.that "Joi- as the honoree is tlonately'-called, will have-a. good time, i But Mrsrj: good' and Anxiliary Mrs.. Leach.will just.on'e regret. ''SheVwas reccntiy heard to remark, j'l: wish I could still ,right like I used pole said on the af- with Mrs. Leach's in Ihe lat- tor's pin'-nfal- apartment at 2600 Ivanhoc. ''That .won't no into the papei, mil exclaimed Mrs. Leach, who also was concerned about the world .finding out lhat she wijl.be 89. BUT SHE DROPPED.her head in mock embarrassrnenl' and ripples of laug'htev matched her true expression., Then she disappeared to -a beolrpom-closet and returned ;a cardboard box filled: withjpriceless black and .while family-photos. Th'e pictures included snap- shots' of i her -son; Clayton, smiling 'arid handsome in; his sailor's uniform when he came home on leave in 1944. "lie came home- on his Mrs. Leach'-re-' membBred. '1 cooked a big nice birtfirtay dinner for him and his Clayton also joined, the Abi- lene VFW'Post while tie was home. Bui then he-returned to sea duty and-three months later, Clayton was ;-killed in'battle in the south- west Pacific. Since he was the first mem- ber of Posl 2012 lo die in World War II, (he post voted lo change its nailit to bear his name. She is a little hard of hear- ing anil' her memory shows a lew gaps; but Mrs. Loach tells stories of her.war hero son as if happened yesterday. She retrieved a type-written poem from the cardboard box. The poem was on "That Old of "I .WENT- TO HfS high school gratlu'alioh and he read lhat poem out loud. He read it so sweet and everyone jusl Mrs: Leach said in her thin, reedy voice. ]n any event, many of tlic installations.-will'not start to feel the effects until next sum- mer anil some of the actions will not'be-completed until mid-1977. Unlike past widespread base closings and reductions dating back to the early 1960s, the Pentagon did not claim 'the new moves would bring .net savings, .even thought it lias said it will have trouble living within its' budget tills year because of inflation. Instead, the. Pentagon de- scribed the reductions and consolidations as designed "lo divert resources from support and i; overhead activities' lo combat capability .and to re- align defense activities in line with today's lower force lev- els-" Projecting' the: a-year shift from support costs over a. decade beyond 1977, the Pentagon forecast that S3 'billion will thus be ma'de available "lo provide.. thai much more combat, capabili- said a review of Ihe U.S. -military support structure overseas is nearing completion but that no actions abroad will be announced until decisions are final and host countries consulted. ings By Hijackers TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) Three Arab giterrillas holding 47 persons on'a hijacked Bri- lish jetliner in Tunis threat- ened to execute one passenger every two hours today unless 13 comrades jailed in Home and Khartoum are freed, two newsmen allowed aboard re- ported. But a Palestinian splinter group in Deirul identifying it- self as .the-. hijackers', com-, inand' said, its" men sought. Ihe release of two comrades jailed in got them every' and ''Luxembourg -ire's tag e aboard (lie plane would be killed.. There was no.immcdiale ex- planation for Hie difference between the demands. The hijacking was attacked by the main Palestinian group, the Palestine Libera- tion Organization, -which called it "a desperate attempt to defame the struggle of the Palestinian people and their anned revolution." Three Palestinians seized the plane in the Persian Gulf .sheikdom of Dubai late Thurs- day, then forced it to fly to Tripoli, Libya where it re- fueled. From Tripoli they di- verted the flight lo Tunis. A stewardess and a were wounded when Hie hi-: jacking began in Dubai, and there were reports two other- persons were wounded during the flight from Tripoli (o Tunis. The hijackers' command, in Lebanon, said, want our comrades Aclnan Ah- mad Nuri and Tami- WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Waolher Service (Wealher Mop, Pg. (A) ABJLGUE AND -VFCINITY (10-mile radius) Clear fo partly cloudy lorfny ttii-oyqh Saturday. Warmer Ihis after- noon, fuming coder Salurday.'SoulherlY winds 1? lo mpl sMfling lo r-arlhwly Saturday. High lotfoy in (he upper 70s, tonight in Ihe mid iOi. High day m Ihe upper Ms. HrgTi ond low (or 'H hours ending 9 a.m.: 7? ond 55. I'iqh and To" some dale lost yearj 73 and 55 Sunrise loday: 7J; tonighl- sunrise lomorrow: Phantom Claims Experienced Sailor i By KITTY Reporter-News Writer A 27-ye'ar-pid Dyess 'Air Force Base captai.n.: experi- enced at sailing drowned early Friday morning when. his sail- llje. choppy waters of Lake Foiir 1'hanjom. Krause'- of I the .773rdrTactical. 'Airtift: Squad- ron, the lake dead at Ibe -scene: s' annoc. t .won't go Irip i V.V fieii his' body was' .brought-. to.- eagle's Boat Dock gn'the'ifllirtli end of theilake about 7 approxi-. rnalely six after lift boat, turned oven" :V A FRIEND of Krause's, 2nd Steve" also of Ihe survived the'. :acci- dent, swimming tp about 4 a.m. He said sailed across the about p.m. Thursday to a friend's house on the east side nf Ihe lake. .They set out back across the lake from the. friend's home about and the boat tipped oveV about a half hour later, Hogan sa'jd.-He.added thai when Ihey.'started back .they had not -noticed how rough the wate'r was, and thev hadn't had any problems sailing across earlier." of. sailboatin'g, he did-not know how Kra'jse had been sailing, but he was no: knew what he was Hogan said. WriEN THE BOAT capsized, enrted up.upside down. 1 ;as onilhe east side under the 'sail; He south of trying to find out where I Hogan'said. "We got .together and got on top of Ihe boat'' where the ,'.pair stayed for about hours, Hogan estimated. were the 'lieutenant' explained, adding- that they knew they would die if they didn'l try to swim ashore. There was nobody out there searching, Hogan said, ex- plaining Ihey had little chance of a rescue until morning, but by then Ihey would bo frozen. He said Ihey started the swim toward 'shore which he cslimaled was about 300 to 400 yards away. Hogan guessed his friend was about 50 feet behind him when Hogart made it to .land. "The last time I heard from Tom I heard his voice, but I didn'l know what, he said. I wailed there for about 10 min- Hogan said, before he for help. He made it Ib Ihe ncarosl house where the lake patrol was called. The patrol began sen rolling for Ihe body around a.m., but it was not dis- covered until diiylighl, said Mike Broach of Ihe lake pa- trol. Another lake spokesman Said Krause's death was the first drowning in the lake this year. TIIK ABILENE POLICE had been called lo search the dock area for the body'which was finally found a good dis- tance from shore. Sgt. Ray Portalalin arid Eu- gene .McDowell of the Abilene Criminal Investigation Divi- sion were investigating the ac- cident. Justice of the Peace Ernest Spra berry of Anson anrived on the scene shortly after 8 a.m. to pronounce Krause. dead. Services are pending with Elliott-Kami) Funeral Home. Krause was born June in, 1047. He entered the Air Force. Dec. 16, 1969 and arrived at Dyess Aug. 3, 1871. The Wcsl- fhestcr, III. native was a-C-130 pilot, the Dyess Infornialion office said. mah freed at once by the Dutch government: Otherwise we shall kill everv Belgian and Luxembourg IIDS-... lage on the hijacked The ecommand did not'say how many such hostageswere aboard the plane, which Dubai officials said earned 27 pas- sengers, 111) crew ..members, seven cleaning men and three .airport caterers. 'herpes..must-' be rb- al.oiice. They, are ,to be flown to life.Tunis airport." Otherwise; the Dutch. govern-' nient'will bear (lie responsibil- ity for what will happen 16 the Kurojieau the com- mand added. Nuri and Tamimah are serv- ing' a .five-year: jail. term, in Holland for hijacking another British' airways'VCIO jetliner last March and'blowing it up at Amsterdam airport. Anti-Irish Feeling High Afler Blasls BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Secretary Roy Jenkins today "pledged' an all- out campaign against Irish terrorists after bombs killed -19 persons and. fanned anti- Irish feeling in. this second largest English city. The bomb explosions -in two crowded bars Thursday night also injured 18J. In London Jenkins told the House of Commons lhat emer- gency laws may soon be intro- duced lo combat terrorism i'i Britain, but he gave no de- tails, lie said he will make a further statement lo Parlia- ment. Monday, "There is no question ofUis submitting to a victory for ter- rorism and we are determined lo demonstrate the will to declared Jenkins, who represents a Birmingham dis- trict'in Parliament. Thanksgiving Aid Gears Up Inflation ond Ihe Ihreal of o cold winter may moke Thanksgiving anything but a holiday for about needy persons in Abilene. But local clubs, schools ond civic organizations are gear- ing up lo supply food bos- kets in the face of mount- ing need. See story. Page NEWS INDEX Amusemenls 6B .____'..... 7C Business lf> Classified 2-8O Comics 6C XA Horoscope Hospital (Patienls 6A Obituaries, 'XB Sports -4C To Yo-jr Good Heolih 8A Trayel 9D TV Leg 7B Women's News 3B ;