Warren Lilly newspaper story
address t h a t If Hie administrative or deliberative high-volume and if a day is a day Â· p a r t l y is no By-NElL L A N D S M A N Staff W r i t e r For the past seven years. U. Col. Warren Robert Lilly has looked put'his window on Christmas morning and has seen barbed wire. This season will be a bit different. LILLY HAS spent his last seven Christmas Christmas days in an Hanoi POW camp, where he also spent his last sevenThanksgiving days. He celebrated his first Thanksgiving home in eight years Thursday by throwing a feast at his Denton apartment and announcing announcing his engagement to Mrs. Jill Parker Snow, a Braniff stewardess from Ohio. Lilly's and his fiance's families attended the dinner at which 25 people ate turkey, ham and "evcryling t h a t goes with it." Lilly is now a graduate student at North Texas studying psychological counciling. He is sponsored .under an Air Force program. The flier's rescue helicopter was. shot down Nov. 6. 19G5. and he was captured by Ihc North Vietnamese five days later. W H K N ll'K WAS in POW camp, he said he- was served pumkin soup and bread for Thanksgiving, a mea! he received for the first time last year on the holiday. "If you took the hide off a pig and cut it into pieces, not the meaty portion but the hide, that's what we normally ate." Lilly said Saturday. Lilly announced Ihe engagement at the Thanksgiving dinner but did not set a specific dale tor the wedding other t h a n savin'}', it would take place in I!)74 in Dallas. H a v i n g been a ' P O W "will nol affect my married life." Lilly said. "I discovered f wasn't a bachelor a n d ' I found Hie. right young lady." Mrs. Snow is the mother of Iwn children.', ages 2 and :i. Her husband was killed in an aircraft accident al'Carsell Air Force Base in Fort Worth in March I!7'2. Lilly divorced his former w i f e last June. .The couple separated last February, a t'ew riays a f t e r his return from POW camp. is the f a t h e r of children' 12. 16 ; and 17 years ' ' '" LILLY WAS introduced to Mrs: Snow m u t u a l friend last April in Dallas and have been dating ever since. Both brought their children to the Thanksgiving dinner. Lilly attended high school at Highland Park in Dallas and received a B.A. degree from Ihe University of Texas. He has already been in the Air Force for 18 years and plans to stay in for seven more years. His goal now is to council or teach at college but the specific school has not yet" been chosen, Lilly does not t h i n k he has totally adjusted !o l i f e at home. "I'm c o n t i n u a l l y adjusting." he "There's a bug h u n k of t i m e missing 'here's a void I here. I recognize (hat il always be there. "The .world 'evolved while I was gone and everything is d i f f e r e n t . I'm always out new things," he said. Lilly's life may have been at a standstill for seven years, but it is changing in a hurrv. Home Delivery Price Increase K f f e c l i v e Dec. 1 t h e ' D e Cimmicle home delivery subscription price w i l l increase from S2.25 to 'S2.50 m o n t h . This is tin 1 firs! increase in Ihc sub- siTiplion r a t e since ]!Â»70 Increases in the 'cost* of newsprint and delivery make the price ad- j u s t m e n t n e c e s s a r y . Â·carriers will receive a substantial part of the increase.