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Childress Index (Newspaper) - June 16, 1974, Childress, Texas The Childress Index extended forecast Clear to partly Cloudy i celebrating our year wednesday. Vol. 88 no. 73 Nea associated pres the Childress Index. Childress Texas sunday june 16, 1974 Price 10 cents two sections 1� pads news in capsule Austin apr Texas traffic deaths total 1,081 so far this year compared with 1,402 at the same time in 1973, the department of Public safety reports. Fatal accidents this year total 944, compared with 1,221 for the same period last year. Arms Aid promised Saddi Arabia. Houston apr the Texas division of the american automobile association says gasoline is plentiful in the state. The associations weekly Survey released Friday showed that Only six tenths of one per cent of the Texas service stations Are out of fuel. This compares with four a tenths of one per cent for the nation As a whole. The report said Texas has the lowest gasoline prices in the nation with regular Brand averaging for 51.2 cents a gallon and Premium 54.9. The National average is 56 cents for regular and 60 cents for Premium. The report indicated 21 per cent of Texas stations still Are limiting purchases and that 33 per cent now Are operating on sunday. Turn to news Page 8 Childress mutes Purchase Dumas Bank two Dumas men. Both natives of Childress and Well known Here Are members of a group which has purchased the first National Bank of Dumas. The Bank has deposits of $12-million. Carroll Boyd and j. M. Mitchell head the new owners As co chairmen of the Board of directors for the Bank Boyd is the son of mrs. Charles p. Bold of Childress and Mitchell is the son of mrs. Ruby Mitchell of Amarillo a former Childress resident and the Nephew of miss Grace Powell of Childress. Boyd a Farmer and rancher has been with the Bank since 1964. He and his wife Mil Fern. Have twin sons. Preston and Phillip. 18 Mitchell went to the Bank As vice president in 1966 and was made president in 1968. He has three children. Kathy. 20. Becky. 18. And Mark. 15. The first National Bank of Dumas received its charter in 1956 Richardson rites held Here saturday funeral services for mrs. De Richardson. 88 year old Pioneer of Childress county were held at 10 . Saturday in the Newberry funeral Chapel. Hev. Joe s. Allen pastor of the first Baptist Church of which she was a member conducted the services and burial was in the Childress cemetery. Pallbearers were Clarence Darter a. L. Landrum Obert Stevens. Frank Trosper Aubrey Rogers and Lee Campbell. Mrs. Richardson who died at 7 20 . Thursday in the Childress general Hospital after a lengthy illness was born August 2, 1885, in Parker county Texas and married de Richardson july 16. 1903, in Wise county. They came to Childress from Hardeman county in 1915. He died Here april 4, 1964. Survivors include two sons Loyd Richardson of Matador and. Afton Richardson of Lubbock two Sisters mrs. Ellen Lang of Denver and mrs. Rosa Bynum of Tulare Calif. Four grandchildren two great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. The season for gardening is Here and Rob Brown above 1004 m. Nw., Childress is one resident who has a rather unusual method of growing Tomato plants in his Back Yard. The Tomato plants Are planted within an area bordered by a four Inch High Metal material which is driven into the ground eight inches thus forming a watertight Pool. Suspended 16 inches above the ground is four Inch reinforcing steel which is suspended by pipes which Are driven into the ground. The Tomato Bushes grow up through the reinforcing steel As can let a seen in the above photo and the tomatoes themselves never touch the ground. The plants therefore Are never bruised and never rot. When being watered. Brown takes about 45 minutes to fill the enclosed area with water which slowly seeps into the ground during the evening and night and is later absorbed by the plants. Staff photo policy weaker by watergate by Endre Marton associated press writer Washington a the resignation of a top . Negotiator at the Salt talks raises again the question of whether watergate is affecting probate sentences in credit Union Case Amarillo Tex. A two men face August trials on fraud charges stemming from the now defunct Amarillo air Force Rase credit Union Case which has already resulted in two men receiving probated sentences. District court judge w. J. Oxford Friday sentenced Gene Welna. Former manager of the credit Union to six years probation after he pleaded guilty to three counts of an indictment alleging fraud. Robert n. Wilkinson was sentenced to two years probation after pleading no turn to probated Page 8 foreign policy. Paul h. Nitze senior Pentagon negotiator at the talks quit Friday leaving Little doubt that he thought the scandal had weakened the ability of the Nixon administration to negotiate a Strong pact with the soviet Union. A until the office of the presidency has been restored to its principal function of upholding the Constitution and taking car of the fair execution of the Laws and thus be Able to function effectively at Home and abroad. I see no real Prospect for reversing certain unfortunate trends in the evolving situation. Nitzer a statement said although Nitze did not mention watergate or president Nixon his action was a Clear blow to the administration. It came less than two weeks before Nixon w As to go to Moscow on june 27. Some sources interpreted Nitzer a resignation at this time As an expression to show disapproval in Advance should Nixon sign a new Salt agreement with fewer by Kenneth j. Freed associated press writer Damascus. Syria a president Nixon promised increased arms Aid to saudi Arabia today and then came to Syria for an important third Stop on his tour of the Middle East. There was a Brief period of concern just before Nixon landed when syrian jets approached his plane. As the presidential Jet approached this capital four soviet built Mig Jet fighters of the syrian air Force approached two off each Wing. Nixon a Pilot. Col. Ralph d. Albertazzie unaware the syrians had planned a Jet escort put the Boeing 707 into several Sharp turns in order to identify their markings and get time to determine their intentions. A White House spokesman said Albertazzie took the evasive Maneu vers while he contacted the Damascus Airport Tower about the fighters. The syrians confirmed the planes were escorts. The Public reception Here was muted Nixon and his wife were officially welcomed by president and mrs. Hafez Assad at the Damascus Airport. A 21-gun Salute boomed out. A Large number of syrian officials were present at the Airport but there were no Large crowds of syrian citizens. . And syrian sources predicted Here on Friday that the United states and Syria would re establish during Nixon a Short stay the diplomatic relations w hich were broken off by Syria during the 1967 Arab israeli War. Since then Syria has maintained close ties with the soviet Union. Syrian army troops stood almost shoulder to shoulder in downtown Damascus along the route of the presidential motorcade to the fashionable Abu Rumanes diplomatic Quarter where the president and mrs. Nixon will stay overnight before departing for Israel. Security precautions were tight for the first american president Ever to visit this Arab nation where palestinian guerrillas have base Camps and organizational Headquarters. The Day was sweltering with the temperature at 93 degrees in downtown Damascus. Turn to arms Page 8 Greenbelt bowl players named safeguards for american Security than Nitze favors. Several key members of Congress expressed similar concern Friday about Nixon s offer of nuclear Aid to Egypt. They expressed fear that it might Lead to nuclear weapons in the Middle East. Sons Frank Church. Do turn to foreign Page 8 Calley takes setback Well by Mary Ganz associated press writer new Orleans a despite William l. Calley disappointment at being ordered Back into military custody a spokesman for the former army lieutenant says he is taking the news a amazingly a the takes setbacks As Well As any person 1 have Ever known. J. Houston Gordon of Covington. Tenn. One of galleys lawyers said f riday. A and his setbacks Are More turn to Calley Page 8 the rosters for the East and West teams for this years annual Greer Belt bowl football classic scheduled for 8 . Saturday. August 10. Have been released by Wayland Wright Plaver selection committee chairman. The list contains each boys name Hometown position age. Height and weight. East team Richard Dean Low Brownwood quarterback 18. 6-1. 180 Steve Reddell Midland quarterback. 18.161 Paul Kelly Kelly Horton. Hollis Center. 18. Six feet. 180 Donald Frank Wright. Hunt Center. 19. Six feet. 200 Coontie continues deathless months Childress county continued its a deathless months during May As far As Rural highways Are concerned according to information released by sergeant Jack therwhanger Highway patrol supervisor of this area. There were a total of three accidents during the month w Ith two injured and no deaths. Cottle county had the worst record in the immediate area with seven crashes two kill and three injured. Hall county had three accidents. With one injured and no deaths while Hardeman county had five crashed one death and no injuries. Collingsworth county had one crash with one injured. The Rural traffic Accident summary for this county during the first five months of 1974 shows a total of 21 accidents resulting in no persons killed and 10 persons injured. The Rural traffic Accident summary for the 60 counties of the Lubbock department of Public safety Region for May. 1974. Shows a total of 406 accidents resulting in 24 persons killed and 218 persons injured As compared to May. 1973, with 550 accidents resulting in 21 persons killed and 318 persons injured. This was 144 less accidents. Four More killed and 100 less injured in 1974 at the same period of time. The 24 traffic deaths for the month of May. 1974. Occurred in the following counties five in flood four each in Gray and Lubbock two each in Cottle Donley and Parker and one each in Palo Pinto. Hardeman Potter. Bailey and Randall counties quarterback. 18. 6-2, 161 Paul Horton Hollis Center 18. Six feet. 180 Donald Frank Wright Hunt renter 19. Six feet. 200 Billy Dan Hughes. Groom guard. 19. 6-3. 210 Jimmy Neal Floyd. Clarendon guard. 18, six feet. 210 Dale Ray Helton. Nation shaking out of slump Washington a the nations Industrial production capacity shows signs of shaking off the slump brought on by the Arab Oil embargo. The Federal Reserve Board reported on Friday that Industrial output boosted by a reviving automobile Industry Rose for the second month in a Row in May. Turn to nation Page 8 May postpone demo Convene Austin Tex. A the rules subcommittee of the state democratic executive committee dec recommended today that the party a sept. 17 state convention be recessed two Days so it will not conflict with a jewish holy Day. The dec cannot vote on the recommendation for 30 Days. Of the More than 5,000 turn to May Page 8 Wheeler guard 5-9. 165 Marty Joe Martin. Childress guard. 18. 5-8, 190 Stephen m. Mckissack Hamlin tackle. 17. Six feet 210 Sam Cole Turner Rule tackle. 18. Six feet 205 Shane c. Morey Childress tackle. 17. Six feet 182 Rodney l. Tate Wichita Falls tackle 18. Six feet 195 i Arry Franklin Barbee. Rule end 18, six feet 170 Richard Preston Lawton end. 17. 6-4. 220 Doug Smith. Big Spring end 18, 5-7. 155 Danny m. Quisenberry Floydada. End 18, 6-1, 185 Teddy Lee King Bovina Hack. Is. Six feet 160 Britt i it Ewis Thomas. Wheeler Back. 18. 511, 170 Rayland Jay Hayes. Of Brien Back. 18, six feet. 185 Ronald Gragg Shamrock Hack. 18. 5-7. 165 Keith g. Miller. Fort Worth Back. 18, six feet. 190 and Gary Mayberry of Spur. No statistical information was available on Mayberry. West team Kevin Lee Abel Graham quarterback. 18. 5-11.170 Jerry Mac Jefferies. Amarillo quarterback. 18. 5-11, 168 Jay de Campbell a Memphis Center 18. Six feet 175 Cliff Coates Decatur Center 18. 6-1 215 Jay Hardy Pollard. Post guard. 18. Six feet 240 Jerry Glenn Mccormick Stinnett guard 18. Six feet. 240 Billy c. Crossland Shamrock guard. 18, six feet 180 Thomas Glenn Elliott. Lubbock guard. 18. Six feet. 225 Arthur Neil rarer. Childress tackle 18, 5-11. 205 increase shown in Slaughter of cattle by Don Kendall a farm writer Washington a livestock economists in the agriculture department say total cattle Slaughter in May probably increased about 3 per cent despite a Sharp cutback in the number of feedlot produced animals shipped to Market last month. The May increase is expected to be indicated later this month when us a issues a report on May livestock Slaughter. Officials said Friday it probably also will show an even larger increase in beef production since average weights of cattle have risen above a year earlier. A report on thursday said May sales erf fed cattle a those fattened in feedlots for shipment to packing plants a a totalled 1.544.000 head in seven major beef states. That was Down 9 per cent from May 1973, the report said. George Hoffman a livestock expert in the departments economic research service told a reporter there were preliminary indications that shipments of a non fed cattle a including those fattened on grass a increased sharply in May from a year earlier. Turn to increase Page 8 majority Okay Avenue i paving by Michael Ehrle Between 175 and 200 residents attended a Public hearing thursday night to express opinions and hear clarifications from the Texas Highway department regarding the proposed paving project for Avenue i Northeast and Northwest in Childress. The majority of opinions expressed by residents indicated approval of the paving project which would begin on Avenue i at Highway 83, and extend eastward 2.15 Miles to pm Road 2530. Mayor Glenn Buckley said that the City of Childress is in the Best financial shape it has been in since he has been on the City Council and that the City can afford the project. A we have enough for our share of the project in one of several savings accounts and the $207,957.48 w e have in one of those savings accounts would not he affected Quot Buckley said. The state and Federal governments will spend if approved. $346,000 and the City of Childress will spend $52,000 for curb and Gutter. $24,000 for Utility adjustments for an estimated City expenditure of $76,000. Plus labor. City councilman Walter Lockhoof also endorsed the project saying that the six blocks in front off air Park should be paved and that accessibility to the West part of Childress would be enhanced. Palmer Massey former Childress City councilman and former Texas Highway department employee Here also endorsed the project recalling a that Muddy mess along Ross Road before it was paved. A opposition to paving is natural hut when the project is completed and after its been used for awhile you wonder Why anyone would have opposed the project in the first Massey said. Representing the medical Community. Or. Jack Fox said that Access to Childress general Hospital will be greatly benefited and All residents of Childress will be better served. A when the new Hospital was originally built it was hoped at that time that one Day Avenue 1 would be paved and this entered into the final location of the Hospital to where it is now a registered Small Black amp White poodle. Named pal. Reward a 1409 g new. Or Fox said. Jack Skinner. 308 h. Be. Said the paving program is a a great apparently referring to the period before fifth Street was paved. Skinner said you ought to drive out the buckle a Road turn left or right and drive Back to mrs. Joe King. 811 second St. Be. Said that rain sleet and Snow make Avenue i almost impassible and that if it were paved. This would be eliminated and would Benefit not Only residents but also visitors. A i have been told that Avenue 1 needs More Upkeep than any other unpaved Street in Childress a mrs. King said. A some portions of Avenue i have so Many a chug holes Quot that you can hardly drive on mrs. King said that fifth Street has been beneficial to those area residents and that any paving project will help the City. J. N. Holcomb. 711 i. Nw., also endorsed the paving of Avenue i. Saying that it will help All people who live on that Street. John Dodgen 709 i. Nw., endorsed the project As did e. L. Bolden who said he was a for it 100 per cent. Billy Mckee 1702 i. New said Avenue i should be paved because it will not Only Benefit those who live on that Street but also will help everyone in Childress. In praising the Texas Highway department in Childress Erwin Carter 801 h. Nw., said he was a Happy to endorse the a the paving of Avenue i will help anyone trying to go to Gibsons the Golf course or Hospital a said s. H. Wrinkle 2001 i. New. Complimenting the Texas Highway department attorney Richard Bird read a Resolution of endorsement for the project from the Childress county Hospital District. Bird also presented a petition with the signatures of 308 persons who also approved of the paving. A i think the proposed project is wonderful and i cannot understand Why anyone would oppose it a Bird said. Eldridge Turner 1405 i. Nw., said he sincerely hoped that the project was approved. A Avenue i is so dirty Dusty and Muddy when it Rains that it turn to majority Page 8 Richard Lee Sanders Wellington tackle. 17. 6-4 200 Waicius Jackson Haile Stratford. Tackle. 18.6-2, 230 Randal Roland Anderson. Fort Worth tackle. 18, 6-2 230 Benjamin Smith Memphis end. 17, 6-4, 197 turn to Greenbelt Page 8 phase v of Rural water gets Okay authorization to continue with phase v of the Rural water program has been received by Chester Sinclair. Administrator of the Childress county Farmers Home administration. A we received a Call Friday from Claude Moore of Clarendon. District director with the go ahead a Sinclair said. Phases Iii and in Are expected to be completed by july 1. Phase v will cover 12 counties turn to phase Page 8 Cha has loaned $5,550,954 during the past five years theft armers Home administration of Childress county when it has been under the administration of Chester Sinclair has loaned a grand total of $5,550,954, according to figures compiled Here. The largest amount of Money loaned has been for the development of water throughout this area and total $1,821,960. These funds have gone to the red River authority which still has several projects in the planning stage. Most number of Loans went to f emergency initial and emergency subsequent. Both totalled 81 Loans each. Emi was for $376,630 and Ems for $465,390. A total of 75 Loans were made for operating subsequent for $505,960. The Cha loaned $247,100 for operating initial. Farm operating initial had a total of 48 borrowers for a total of $132,190 and farm operating subsequent had a total of 15 Loans of $298,210. Only two soil and water Loans were made and totalled $12,440. Rural housing Loans total 63 and totalled $657,690 and subordination or Back up Loans totalled four for $33,394. briefs mexican dinner a mexican dinner consisting of enchiladas Spanish Rice and Spanish Beans tamales salad and cake will be served beginning at 12 30 . Sunday june 23 at the women a department club. The dinner will be sponsored by the Parish committee of the holy Angels Catholic Church. Singing sunday singing will be held from 2 . To 4 . Sunday at the veterans building. Singers from All surrounding towns Are expected to attend

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