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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 90TH YEAR, NO. in PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 8, 1970-FORTY PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Aandaied (ff) Viet Reds Nixon's Propo By ELL1E RLTKER Costs Led to Demise Of Mother Gooseland Q. I'd like In know why they said Christmas In Molhtr Goosdand was losing money each year when Ihcrc was no admission charged? Why didn't Ihey let the people know we were In danger of not seeing it again? We always thought thai Molher (iooseland was just a very nice thing the merchants ol Abi- lene did for the people al a lime when the people are doing so much lor the merchants. Why dirin'l they give us a chance to fight to keep II? Why didn't they Iry charging a small admission fee? A. Charging admission would have defeated the purpose ol the exhibit which was for free enjoyment of the public, especially at Christmastime. It was a public sen-ice project, not at all Inlcndcd to make money. But it did incur certain costs for maintenance, night watch- man, etc., and this had to he raised among the businesses. Last year there was a deficit from this effort, and it had to be made up from the Chamber's general fund, Executive Vice President Jack Grcssett explained. You just can't win 'em all...last year we had all kinds of letters asking, "What on earth docs Mother Gooseland have to do with Christmas? Why have Mother Goose- land year, why not a etc. etc. etc. The lietail Executive Council is planning to replace the exhibit with children's movies which will be sold at discounted prices through the merchants. They're also considering providing free tickets to their customers for the "Messiah" concert. Tickets purchased al the box oflice sell for SI. Q. How did the term "blacklist" ever "el started? What 1 mean Is, how were people In early dajs put on the blacklist? A. From studying several books at the library, 'he most logical explanation is that people who departed from the normal would lind their names written in a "black book." For example, the habitual town drank would find his name on the blacklist and all pubs in England would be advised not to sell him any more liquor. Politicians were also blacklisted if they advocated something contrary to what Ihey believed. Q I read In Action Unc where the Art Mnklrllcr show has born taken oil (he air. As this was practically the only show I watched and enjojrd thoroughly. I'd like lo know who 1 ran write and vnlcc my opinion to and also how do I wrllc Mr. l-lnklrtlcr himself? A. It won't do any Rood, the decision has already been made, hut U) complain about II wrilC' NI1C, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City. Write UnVlcttcr personally at MOO W. Alameda, Burbank, Calif. UF Total Volunteer workers in the Abilene United Fund campaign reported at noon today that or .10 per cent of the goal has been reached. The achievement was announced at the United Fund's first rcriorl meeting by Sam Hill, campaign chairman of the 1970-71 drive. Held in the Petroleum Club, the meeting featured as speaker Dr. Thnmas Kim, president of McMnrry College. Special recognition was given firms in which 100 per cent of the employes have contributed to the t'nited Kund. These firms .ire Cilizcns National Bank, Cnrley-Wetsel White Trucks, Inc., Fred Hughes Buick, Karwcr Machine Works, Itoark X.- Hooker, Barber Manufactur- ing Co., American Amicable Cold Front Cools Area 30 Degrees The first really potent cold front of the season blew its way into the Big Country Thursday morning, dropping temperatures by about 30 degrees in a matter of hours and selling off thunder- showers of generally about a half inch. The Abilene Weather Bureau was enjoying a 75-degreo reading when the front hit about 3 a.m. and four hours later the mercury had plunged lo 46. At 4 p.m. Wednesday the thermometer at the bureau stood at 92, which was good for the highest temperature in the nation, and was twice as high as the 9 a.m. Thursday reading. Mcrkel and the Paint Creek ciHiimunity reported the top rainfall reading. .GO. Paint Creek al-o small hail which caused what is believed lo he slight cotton d.imngc. Paint Creek is nenr lla.skell. Tuscola had a half Inch of rain and also reported high winds hut no damage. There were numerous Big Country readings in the .30-.45 range. The 10 per cent chance of rain for Thursday night had been removed from the forecast by noon. The Icmperaliirc Is due lo drop lo the low 40's overnight, but Friday should lie a bit warmer, In the low 60s. Insurance Agency, YWCA and Max Fergus Motors. Distinguished as "fair share" givers were Cilizcns National Bank, Corley-Wetsel White Trucks, Karwer Machine Works, Iloark Hooker, Barber Manufacturing and the YWCA. "Fair share" firms are those firms whose employes a I 1 contributed at least one hour's pay per month or 1 per cent of income. Roark Hooker also reported a 15 per cent increase in giving over last year. Industrials Drop Slight aNth Hour Industrials were off .82, transportation up .03 and utili- ties up .29 al the close of fourth hour trading Thursday on the New Ynrk Stock Exchange. The New York Composite was off .10 on a volume of shares, according to the Abilene office of Schneider, Bernel t Hickman, Inc. By STEPHENS BROEMNG Associated Press Writer PARIS (AP) President Nix- on's five-point peace plan was formally presented at the Paris peace talks today and the Com- munists immediately rejected it. North Vietnam called It "an electoral gift certificate" while the Viet Cong assailed it as a means of "legaliiing American aggression in Indochina." In making (he plan a part of the conference proceedings, U.S. Ambassador David K. E. Bruce said the President's pro- posals "represent a profound ef- fort lo achieve peace in Indochi- na "These proposals are de- signed to end tho fighting throughout Indochina and lo end the impasse in the negotiations in Brace declared at the 87lh plenary peace talks ses- sion. "It is our earnest hope that the President's proposals will receive the most careful study and considered response by your Bruce told Ambas- sador Xuan Thuy of North Viet- nam and Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh, the Viet Cong emissary. The President's five points in- cluded a standstill cease-fire throughout Indochina, a Gene- va-type conference on Indochi- na, negotiation of a troop with- drawal timetable, balanced representation in South Viet- nam's political structure and immediate release of all war prisoners. Mrs. Binh dismissed the plan as one aimed "only at mislead- ing public opinion on the so- called American desire for peace." "The real significance of the she asserted, "is that they aim simply at arrogat- ing for the United Slates the right to commit aggression in Laos and Cambodia and to con- tinue Victnamizatinn of the war, WEATHER U. S. OF COMMERCE EUA WEATHER tUREAU (Wllther Ml> PC- "I ABILENE AND VICINITY (10-mile cloudy, cool windy tnii aflernoon. infl cold Icniqht. Fair and warmer Friday. HigS Thursday In the mid-5C'l. lixiight In the Friday in Ihf 60s. Ncrrherly windi ef 13 lo 23 men This aflprnocn and nlgrl, C'mmisrupq Friday. TEMPERATURES Nixon's Offer, PR. IDA that is, to prolong and intensify the war to impose the yoke of U.S. neocolonialism on South Vietnam. "President Nixon's speech has not replied seriously to the concrete questions we raised" last Sept. 17 in a self-styled Viet Cong "peace Initiative." The Viet Cong's emissary then delivered a point-by-point rejection of the President's pro- posals. the president's call for a standstill cease-fire all over In- dochina under international su- pervNon, Mrs. Binh declared: "The United Stales must end its aggression and withdraw com- plelcly from the zone." She recalled that in her ear- lier proposals a cease-fire would be instituted "after the sigria- tnre of agreements with a view nf ending the war Rancher, Oilman Edgar Davis Dies VVtd. p.m. 13..... II 97 n n U ii It 74 73 J 00 3.W 100 TJturi. t.m. 77 74 73 I co roo 13 00 67 S5 High ind low for 24 hour Krird tndng 9 a m.: and High and fx larre period lail V'ar: 77 and U. St-'Bjet tail right: Dm; Tcdav: a m., sunsM tChlgM; 7.13 cm. rMd'nq at roon: "8.01. Hjmidity al nncn: 72 ref "rtr. WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE.......2-Day Total Municipal Airport........15 Total for Year.......... 17.06 Normal for Year.......18.79 ALBANY............... AXSON .72 BAIRD .20 BALLINGER............06 BflKCKENRIDGE .11 CLYDE................14 COLORADO CITY.........16 F.ASTMND............. '.OS HAMI.IN .................09 HASKELL ...............23 HAWLEY ................20 KNOXC1TY...............34 LAWN ...................12 MERKEL .60 MORAN .................41) PAINT CREEK............BO PUTNAM ....................40 ROTAN....................25 RULE .................45 SNYDER ...............12 STAMFORD ...........45 SWKETWA.TEII 30 .50 U'EINERT ...............20 WINTERS ...............30 Edgar Davis, 69, of 774 E. N. 13th, prominent rancher and oilman died at a.m. Thurs- day in West Texas Medical Center after a long illness. Funeral will be at a.m. Saturday in the College Church of Christ with George Bailey, minister of College Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park under the di- rection fo Elliott's Funeral Home. Mr. Davis was born April 30, 1901 in Lockhart, Tex. He mar- ried Lillie Cox in Talpa Jan. 1, 1920. They moved to Abilene from Albany in 1941. It was at Big Lake in the early 1920's that Mr. Davis took advantage of an opportunity to go into business for himself. He had helped drill the discovery well of that famous field as an employe of Big Lake Oil Co., and noted that a big obstacle in drilling the deep cable tool holes was shortage of water. So Davis got himself a rig and went into the water well drilling business. "Not everybody will believe he once said, "But I built my first rig with my own hands at the San Angelo Iron and Foundry' Co." FROM BIG LAKE, Davis moved back to West Central Texas, joining the play in Cross Plains and operating three different Fort Worth spudders there and in Brown County. In 1926 he merged with Granfill and Reynolds Tool Co., taking over the firm's drilling department on a salaried basis. The outfit that eventually was lo become West Central Drilling Co. was organized in 1937 al Albany as Butler and llorne Drilling Co. Davis was manager. THE COOK r I E 1. D in Shackelford County and the Avoca Field in .lones County were the hot areas then and kept the rig busy for several years. In 1941 Davis moved to Abilene as drilling activity centered first in the Noodle Creek area and next in the Wimberly and Reddin Fields. In May, 1945, West Central Drilling Co. was chartered with Davis as president. He added a rotary rip, bought in East Texas, lo the two spudders the firm already owned and helped wind up the drilling in the Field. iWSWDEX 3D Bii'incss N.-iei 6A Eusir-rss Cullork........5C Entice.............. 6A Codified 5-70 Crrr.ics 2D Editorials 4D h'nrr.scrpr 7D HcsC'tnl Patientj 2A Cbiiucnrs 3A Sprns 9.11C 1c Ycur Peollh 9A TV Uo SD WrmrrTi Nr.s 2-4B By the lime West Central sold out to Humble, Davis' ranching interest had become almost as widespread as his oil holdings, and he had become as well known in Hereford and circles as in the oil fraternity. BOTH OPERATIONS extended into several counties. Since moving lo Abilene he had acquired ranches in Shackelford, See DAMS, Pg. 5A EDGAU DAVIS funeral Satnrdav Council Raises Pair of By JIMCONLEY Reporter-News Slaff Writer The salaries of two of the four cily employes appointed directly by the Abilene Cily Council were raised Thursday, following a report by the council's committee chairman. Cily Manager II. P. Clifton's salary will remain at S2I.OflO annually, plus J1.200 expends. Municipal Court Judge Joanne Strauss will continue to receive a year. Council Scott Taliaferrn, committee chairman, said that Clifton's salary remains unchanged at "his specific that his salary not be in keeping with his comments during July budget hearings. At that time, Clilton said he was not interested in a raise for himself but in raises for cily employes. A 10 per cent average raise went into effect Oct. 1 for most city employes. Taliaferro remarked that Clifion's salary' has remained the same since October, 1958. No explanation was offered on Judge Strauss' salary remaining unchanged. Cily Attorney Ben Niedecken, who formerly received annually, will n o w receive Taliaferro said this will bring his salary "more nearly in line with the salary paid by other City Secretary Carolyn Herman was raised a mnnlh to bring her salary from annually to Taliaferro explained that this rai'e was in accordance with an agreement made when she was hirrd. The council adopted the recommended salary levels by a vole. ACC Opens Library, Announces New Gift Abilene Christian College officially opened its new library Thursday and announced a gift to the building from a Detroit, Mich., foundation. In a.m. ceremonies In Moody Coliseum- Auditorium the college recognized major donors lo the1 Sl.fi million Margaret and Herman Brown Library and Library Auditorium, a three-story building on the west side of the campus mall. Open house followed at a.m. in the new library, the seventh building in Abilene Christian College's 10-year Design for Development expansion program. Major donors recognized were the Brown Foundation of Houston, which contributed to the project, and the Mabce Foundation o[ Tulsa, Okla.. which made .1 fT-O.mo gift. Presenting responses were George Brown, president o[ the Hrown Foundation, and .loe Mabce, chairman of the Mabee Foundation. Dr. John C. Stevens, ACC president, was master of ceremonies for the mornins ceremonies. He pointed out that this was the culmination of many mnnlhs and years of planning. "Tho major dnnnrs whom we recognize this morning helped make the million structure possible as the seventh now building in the last six jears on he added. Gilts from more than ACC alumni and friends have brought the library to its present place, according to Dr. Stevens. Louie Welch, ACC graduate and mayor of Houston, introduced the Brown F n n n d a t in n representatives attending the program. They wore fieorpo n. Brown, president, and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Negley. Mrs. Negley U S-e Linn.MtY. Pg. 5A Amarillo Gets Earliest Snow The earliest measurable snow in its history struck Amarillo today, causing immense traffic jams and what snm? resident called blizzard though the cold and wind did not reach such a level officially. While (he Panhandle under- went the snow, a portion nf North Central Texas was warned of possible tornadoes. Heavy rains fell In the Iwistcr- warnrd area, and nearby regions. Conditions were still worse in portions of Oklahoma near the Texas border. An official 1.31 inches of snow- were on the ground at Amarillo at deputy fherills said the depth was up (i> 3 inches five or six miles from the Panhandle huh cily. The mid-morning conditions at Amarillo WC.TC blowing snow, temperature of .12 degrees and wind velocities of 32 miles per hour. An oflicial hlinard re- quites 35 m.p.h. or higher winds and temperatures of 20 degrees or lower. Snowplows were called out in cast Amarillo because of drills. One observer said, "There have been nothing hut tralllc jams since the rush hour be- gan." Dozens nf cars collided but there were no immediate re- ports of injuries. There were so many collisions at an exit on Interstate 40 In west Amarillo that police herded drivers into a Howard .InhnMin Motel In got their versions nf the than stand- ing in the wind and >now. The Amarillo Globc-Tinu-s .said the snow hurt colion which still is in the fields. But it was just v.hat wheat (armors needed, for snow soaks in and gives a fine moisture supply for Ihe grain. Snow damages the colt.m qual- ity. In Oklahoma, three Inches of snow were expected to accumu- lalo in the P.inh.indlo an I a little cast, with a h.irtl freeze c! 20 degrees expected Inrisht. Heavy rains foil in South Cen- tral, Snuihoasi aral East Contra! Oklahoma w-ith Sulphur report- ing ll.fil inches, Kinowa 7.60 and Pauls Valley 5.90. Flash llornl warnings were in effect for Ihf southeast half of Oklahoma. 'Iho cold wave slr.lngiiy con- trasli'd with Wednesday, when Sec SNOW, Pg. SA ;