Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 19, 1970, Abilene, Texas
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"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron
-OIH YEAR N0, 96 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPT. 19, 1970—THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
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Blast of Apollo 13/2
Rodeo clown Quail Dobbs effort to get his Apollo hit with the crowd. Dobbs will continue to entertain rodeo headed toward the starry heavens was no sue- goers between events at the big show which is scheduled at
FoSir Rnri S °Peninug m2ht of th* West Texas the Taylor County Coliseum through Saturday night (Staff
Pair Rodeo. His antics, however, made a booming Photo by Billy Adams)
Youth Find Carney 'Commune' Assault
Set-Apart Style (rf Living
By JOHN THOMAS Reporter-News Staff Writer
Are hippie communes and traveling carnivals cut of the same material? Some carney people at the West Texas Fair think so.
“The carnival has a definite, set-apart life style,” Ray Zinlinski, an operator at a ringtoss booth in th© Hames Carnival, said.
Ray, 20, and his brother, Al, 22, are of a generation whose members may consider the dropout style of living. But, although they sport mod hair styles, the brothers have been traveling with carnivals for three and four years, respectively. They find it “a great way to live.”
Martin Zorn, of a generation which knew what a gypsy was (he is 71), agrees with the Zinlinskis. Zorn operates the test of strength booth.
Communes and carnivals are alike in that “the people are so close together,” Zorn said. “They stick to each other. If one gets sick, the others will chip in their shirts to help.”
“It’s kind of like the gypsies must have lived,” Al said. “You
RAY ZINLINSKI . . . carnival operator
move around. You’re on your own in a way. But if you need help, there are all these great people around you.”
A large group of area residents poured onto the West Texas Fairgrounds Friday night. Some went to the carnival to give a whirl to the booths the Zinlinski brothers and Zorn operate.
Others went to the rodeo
AL ZINLINSKI ... 4 years in business
sponsored by the Rodeo Cowboys Association in the Taylor County Coliseum. The rodeo will continue Saturday with performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The carnival and fair booths will be open Saturday until midnight, when the West Texas Fair officially closes.
Driving conditions around the
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Roy, Dale Get Texas Howdy' At WT Rehabilitation Center
By STERLING TUCKER
Reporter-News Staff Writer
Mildred Mehaffey had her fondest dream come true Friday when she met Dale Evans and Roy Rogers and received an autographed picture from them.
Mildred, 35, of Odessa, is at the Abilene State School. She has been an avid fan of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans for the past 12
years. “She folds clothes with a picture of Roy in front of her,” a teacher at the school said. “A picture of Roy will last her about a year. She carries it until it gets so old and faded she can’t see it, then she will get a new one. I know that meeting Roy Rogers in person has been a great thrill for her.”
The meeting between Mildred,
7:00 am. Judging of A.Q.H.A. Approved Youth Performance Classes (in Coliseum)
Judging of Open Youth Performance Classes (in Coliseum)
Judging of Quarter Horse Performance Classes (in Coliseum)
8:00 a.m. Judging of 4-H Club Girl's Demonstrations (Women's Bldg.)
.9:00 a.m. Judging of Tractor Operators' Official Contest
10:00 a.m. Judging of Kids Show (Show Arena)
2:00 p.m. RCA Rodeo featuring Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
2:S0 p.m. Judging of Newspaper Throwing Contest 7:00 p.m. Judging of Quarter Horse Halter Classes (dhow Arena) (Mares, Stallions & Gelding*)
Presentation of All Around Trophy 8:00 p.m. RCA Rodeo featuring Roy Rogers and Dale Evans in Coliseum 11:00 p.m. Bill Haines Carnival “Free Act"
12:00 p.m. WEST TEXAS FAIR OFFICIALLY CLOSES
Roy and Dale came about as a result of a letter to “Action Line,” a feature of The Reporter-News. A ward supervisor at the Abilene State School wrote a letter to Ellie Rucker, Action Line writer, and told her of Mildred. She asked if a meeting could be arranged. It could, and was.
The picture signing took place at the West Texas Rehabilitation Center Friday. The Rogers were at the Center to talk to the children and to promote public interest in the center’s work with the handicapped.
“Roy and I have always been dose to handicapped children and the Institutions that work with them,” Dale said in an interview at the Center Friday. “Our first child was a mongoloid and only lived to be two years old. Another of wit children suffered brain damage during birth and was slightly retarded, so you can see we have a
Gsonal knowledge of the dicapped and are very much interested in places like the West Texas Rehabilitation Center."
Roy and Dale said they did not come prepared to sing at the Center, however, they did ring
one song with the children joining in. They sang “The Bible Tells Me So" to the delight of about 50 children /md parents
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Felony charges of “assault with intent to murder with malice aforethought” were filed Friday against Robert Haas, 35, of 5120 Taos, in connection with the alleged beating of his six-year-old daughter.
Teresa Ann Haas remained in critical condition late Friday in the pediatrics ward of Hendrick Memorial Hospital after being transferred from the intensive care unit.
The child was admited In critical condition about 6 p.m. Thursday with what was found to be a fractured skull and multiple head injuries.
Haas was being held In Taylor County Jail late Friday in lieu of $10,000 bond set by Justice of the Peace Roland Dunwody He was arrested about 5:15 p.m. at S. 7th and Leggett.
Officials charge that Haas struck his daughter following an incident in which a neighbor accused Teresa and her 2Vs -year - old brother of drawing on her house with crayons.
The child was unconscious when taken to Hendrick by another neighbor, police said.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE ESSA WEATHCR BUREAU (WattiM- Map pg. ut)
ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mll* radius) — Partly cloudy Saturday through Sunday with widely scattered thunder-showers Saturday afternoon and evening.
High Saturday In th* low 90s, low Saturday night In the low 70s. Winds southerly 5 to IS m p.h. Probability of precipitation 20 per cent Saturday, IO per cent Saturday night.
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High and low for 24-hours ending p.m.: 91 and 74.
High and low sam# date last year: and 45.
Sunset last night: 7:42; sunni* today 7:24; sunset tonight; 7:41.
Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 30 08. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 74.
Showers Up to 2 Inches Fall on Area
Probably in anticipation of the closing Saturday of the West Texas Fair here, the weather got in some good drops Friday as numerous towns in the area reported measurable rainfall.
Abilene recorded only a trace of rain throughout the day Friday, but the Weather Bureau is forecasting a 20 per cent chance for showers during the last day of the fair and a IO per chance Saturday night.
Most of the showers outside Abilene during the afternoon were brief but intense and, no matter what their length, welcome.
Rotan, normally one of the drier towns in West Texas, had a fun-filled 20 minutes Friday when .90 fell in that short period. The final measurement, after some additional drizzle, was a full inch.
Anson recorded one of the heaviest area showers, as 2.1 inches fell in about three hours.
Ballinger and Roby fell a bit short of Anson’s deluge, recording 1.65 and 1.8 5 respectively, both in “on and off” type rains.
In a less hectic shower, Winters also recorded a full inch and “a little more drizzle,” according to residents.
It looked like a heavy rain in Comanche but wasn’t really as only .55 fell in one downpour.
Brownwood^ .48 rain took the longest to fall as the scant rain came down in about 12 hours.
Other area rainfall over the half-inch mark included .71 in Lawn, .70 in Noodle, and .61 in Big Spring.
Most of Texas was drying out Friday after the rains in the wake of Tropical Storm Felice, which caused deluges up to five or six inches at some spots during the past few days.
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Reporter-News Austin Bureau
AUSTIN—The voice of L. B. Patterson Sr. of Munday broke as he was handed a check for $986,250 Friday by Chairman Marvin Shurbet of the Texas Water Development Board.
“It was 15 years ago, Just about now, that we started studying the feasability of the lake,” Patterson said. “Representatives of seven towns met in Munday and organized. This is the happiest thing in my life.”
The blue state warrant was a loan from the Water Development Fund to the West Central Texas Municipal Water Authority to finance land buying for the reservoir on Millers Creek. It will supply municipal water for Haskell, Munday, Goree and Knox City.
Deliver}' of the state loan was the culmination for Patterson, president of the board of the authority, of 15 years of work. The project has been before the T e xa s Water Rights Commission, the legislature, the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas W ater Development board many times. It has been the subject of several elections in the cities involved.
Quite a delegation from the area came to Austin for the ceremony of the first phase of the state loan. Mrs. Patterson was among those in the group
and chairman Shurbet Insisted that she be rarougnt to the head table for a photograph.
“I know Mrs. Patterson has spent many a night at home alone while Mr. Patterson has been working on the project,” Shurbet said, “It’s been long and hard. We wish you all the luck in the world.”
“We ran into a lot of road blocks,” Patterson said, “and we have had to survey around them. We thank God for his help in bringing this to pass.”
Others present for the completion of the first state loan for the project were R. C. Couch Jr., vice president of the WCTMWA; Pete Beachard of Goree, secretary and office manager and Mrs. Beachard; Abe Turner of Haskell National Bank; H. O. Abbott and Robert Herren of Haskell; James Nichols of Fort Worth, engineer for the project; Peter M. Tart of Dallas, bond attorney; and Frank McMahon, fiscal adviser for the authority.
Howard Boswell, executive director, Danny Burger,
development and fund manager, and W. E. Tinsley, vice chairman, all of the Water Development Board, came to the new state finance building for the meeting.
It followed approval of the
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(Staff Photo bv Jon Standefer) KILLED IN ROADSIDE ACCIDENT NEAR CISCO they were working on their motorcycle, right foreground
2 Cyclists Struck, Killed Near Cisco
By JOHN THOMAS Reporter-News Staff Writer
CISCO—'Two young Michigan men were killed instantly at 1:55 p.m. Friday 5.9 miles west of Cisco on I.H. 20 when they were
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hit by a pickup driven by an Abilene man.
O. Volney Farnsworth, 46, of 2850 S. 5th, Abilene, was the driver of the vehicle involved. He was not injured.
Highway Patrolman Kenneth Smith, who investigated the accident, said the two men were on the paved shoulder on the westbound lane when hit. He said they may have been working on their motorcycle, which was not struck.
The bodies were thrown about IOO yards from the motorcycle.
Killed were Rickie Gene Woods, 18, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., and James C. Kennedy, 20, of Detroit, Mich. Woods recently graduated from high school. Kennedy is survived by his wife and one child, both of
Detroit. The two men were on their way to California for a vacation, relatives said.
Smith said the B^astland office of the Department of Public Safety was continuing its investigation Friday night.
Justice of the Peace W. L. Lewis of Cisco said he was withholding a ruling on the deaths until Saturday.
Funeral is pending at Rust-Martin-Rhyne Funeral Home in Cisco.
Coldwater Cancels at CJC
CISCO — Sen. Barry Coldwater has cancelled his appearance at Cisco Junior College here Monday.
He was to be the lead-off speaker in the CJC Current Affairs Series.
A CJC official said Friday night that Coldwater had cancelled because of an important committee meeting in Washington, He said it was the military equipment committee.
No replacement program will be named for Monday. The official said the college would refund the ticket price to all ticket-hoiders, including those with sea*son tickets.