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2A THE ODESSA AMERICAN Friday, December 28, 1973 ^ * ^•WW^VVfciinijrLrLrij-xPi— __r.ii -inr^Jr-tJTU^-|.->-l-ln,-*r—ru~Lf*i,~ -\nj~tn.-. ■yxiVtMi r^‘W*,a‘Y" * ^ ^ ^ ^^^ ^v^r‘V“iM~V“inifMWV"*J‘V“vJr Newspaper Fetes Customers DEATHS ANNUAL FETE - Roy Putnam, (L) an advertising representative of The Odessa American. v . s *• th H K Brooks, district manager of Cobbs and G. C. /v .»rphy Co , during the newspaper's annua' cu^^er cpnreciation reception Thursday at the inn of the Goid?r> i/Ves* f-RiENDLY VISIT - Jerry Stewart, (L) a salesman for French Tool and Supply Co., visits with Ham Hamilton o* The Hamilton Co., during The Odessa American's annual customer appreciation reception at the Inn of the Golden West. (Staff Photos) NEWSPAPER RECEPTION - V. L. DeBolt, (R) publisher of The Odessa American, was hebt Thursday night at the newspaper's annual customer appreciation party at *he inn of the Golden West. On hand for tr,e occasion were (L- H ) H, R. Busby, advertising manager for G'bson Discount Centers, and Dean Hamilton, manager of the Gramrner-Murphey store to open soon in the Winwood Mai;. More than 550 persons attended the party. Officers Probe 6 Theft Cases A stereo iape player and a tapestry were taken in one of six theft reports being investigated Thursday by Odessa police The stereo player valued at $125 and tapestry worth $10 were taken from a residence at 1307 Castle. The theft was reported by Bonnie Gail Williams, 2701 North Adams Police were also investigating the theft of $132 29 from Burger Chef. 1534 East Eighth The money was taken from an unlocked desk drawer after it had been placed there for safekeeping until it could be deposited in the bank A tire was reported stolen from a pickup parked inside the fenced and lock 'd yard of trie R.J Gallagher Co., 4*09 West Murphy. Police suspected someone climbed the fence, go? the tire and threw it over the fence and climbed back out Barbara Owens, 4800 North Colder, reported the theft of her purse while she was at work at Gibson Discount Center, 2419 West Countv Hoad Carol Anderson, 2700 Fair Palms, told police someone took her billfold from her car parked in the 2200 block of East Eighth f Theft ot a bicycle v>as r port, i nv Norman Head, 1512 West Third Two Persons Break Bones Two persons remained in Medical Center Hospital Friday with injuries suffered in separate mishaps. Ina Cox, 80, a resident of Four Seasons Nursing Home, was in good condition with a broken left arm She told attendants she was hurt in a fall. William M Pierce, a 46 year- old Houston resident, was being treated for 3 broken left ankle He said he was injured while working for a trucking company. Weapon Count Filed A charge oi carrying a prohibited weapon was filed Thursday in Ector County Court against Henry Garland Owens, 53, 313 MacArthur. He is accused of carrying a "2 caliber pistol on Dec 20 when he was arrested by Odessa police officers in the 7200 block of the Andrews Highway. He was free on a $! ,500. Suspect HoSd For Burglary A 19-year-old Wichita county resident was being held in the Ector County jail Friday in lieu of a $3,000 bond for burglary. Jackie Wayne Hogan of Kamay is accused of breaking into Jimmy Joe Hukill's residence at 310 East 63rd on Oct. 10. Hogan was arrested in Wichita Falls and returned to Odessa to face the charges filed with Justice of the Peace J A. Purifoy. Texas Family Piarte Crashes DENVER (API - A Texas family escaped serious injury Thursday when their light plane crashed on landing at Stampleton International Airport Gregory White, his wife and child were treated at the airport fire station for minor injuries and did not requiee hospitalization, officials said. The private aircraft crashed into the snow between runways, buckling the plane's nose gear and damaging its propeller. The Whites were en route from Dalhart, Tex., to Fort Celling, Colo., when they were dwerted to Denver by poor weather. Thieves Hit Three Cars , Four Homes Losses totaling $l .610 were reported in one of seven burglaries being investigated Thursday by Odessa police. Tommy Jeter, 3 009 Ranchland, said the door of his house was pried open Taken were two guitars valued at $780, a color television set worth $150, a stereo tape player valued at $250, a microphone costing $130, and a guitar case he said was worth $100. John Sikes, 1104 Overton, reported the theft of five stereo tapes valued at $30 and some underclothing The front door of his home was pried open to gam entry, he said Jim Cox of Ozona toid police his car’s right window vent was pried open and a 20-gauge shotgun taken while the vehicle was parked in the 300 block of West University. Two rifles valued at $130 and a coin collection worth $50 were taken in a burglary ot the home of William H. Little, 604 West Clifford. Little told police someone removed a window screen and opened an unlocked window to get inside the house Billy W. Tucker of Gardenadale told police someone pushed open the unlocked vent glass of his car and took a rifle valued at $80. The gun belonged to a friend, he said. Property worth $40 was taken in another vehicle burglary reported by Paul Willis Cooper, 1313 East 52nd. Cooper said a wood speaker and a casette tape player were taken from his pickup truck parked at Seventh and Texas. A window was pried to get inside the pickup, Cooper said A screen was unlatched and a window raised to get inside the City Boot Shop, 825 North Grant. Change totaling $19 was taken Robber Leaves Bog Of Money MEMPHIS, Tenn (AP) - A man wearing a doctor's smock robbed a medical center bank Thursday but panicked during his escape and left a bag containing $17,237, police said The robber took Steven Smith, assistant manager of First National Bank's Medical, Center branch, as hostage but released him across the street in the entrance of Baptist Hospital, authorities said Smith told police he was ordered to accompany the bandit and carry the money bag. He said he dropped the money when the robber panicked while opening the hospital doors and r an. Police said the bag was rigged with dye and tear gas designed to explode in the robber’s hands When recovered, the bag had pink stains on it, they said. PROMOTED - H. Kent Simpson Jr., an employe with Permian Bank & Trust in operations since May of 1972, has been promoted in the firm to the post of operations officer. He is a native Odessan and a 1970 graduate of Permian High School. He presently is attending Odessa College, majoring in management. Few Stations Will Open On Sunday HOUSTON (AP) - The American Automobile Association says a survey of 200 service stations in Texas indicates that only 8 per cent plan to be open Sunday. The AAA said Thursday the survey also showed that 32 per cent would be open New Year’s Day. A service station official predicted that as many as one out of every five Houston area stations may run out of gasoline during the New Year's Day holiday weekend ‘ There’s a good possibility that around 20 per cent—if not more—of the stations in Houston will run out of gas before the weekend,” said A G. Uresti, president elect of the Greater Houston Service Station Association. "Gas deliveries are made at the end of the month or the first of the month and there won’t be any deliveries on Sunday or on New Year’s Day.” Uresti said most station operators plan to follow their Christmas holiday pattern and close Sunday and Tuesday during the holiday weekend The association represents 300 service stations of the some 2,400 stations in the Houston area However. Uresti said his pr<‘dietion is based on information from both association members and non-members. Odessa Firm Gets Contract Area Builders Inc., of Odessa, will construct a $8,843.000 shopping center in Gastonia, N.C, R B Hampton, president of Area Builders, signed the contract for the shopping center Thursday He said the contract was awarded two weeks ago. Hampton said the new shopping center, which is the second out-of-state construction Area Builders is currently working on, will be started in early January. The 600,000 square soot shopping center will be finished in the spring of 1975, according to Hampton. Area Builders’ second out-of- state construction project is a mall in Durham, N.C. Continued from Page One MRS. THELMA BAILEY BRADY (Staff) - Mrs. Thelma Railey, 58, of Brady, died Wednesday in LeVern, Ala., after a brief illness. Services were set for 2 p.m. Friday in Wilkerson Memorial Chapel here. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery. She was born March 19, 1915, in Llano. Survivors include a son, Harvie Bailev of Odessa. ELEK BILBERRY SPUR (Staff) - Elek Johnson Bilberry, 90, a retired farmer here, died Wednesday in a Crosbyton Hospital after a long illness. Services were set for 2 p m. Friday in Bethel Baptist Church here Buriai, directed bv Campbell Funeral Home, will be in Spur Cemetery. He was born in 1882 in San Saba County. Survivors include a brother, Melvin Bilberry of Hobbs, N.M. LUPE ESCOBAR COLEMAN (Staff) - Lupe Escobar. 63, a ranch foreman here, died Wednesday in a Coleman hospital. Services were scheduled for 1 p m. Friday in Stevens Funeral Home chapel, with burial in Coleman City Cemetery. He was born April 24, 1910, in McLelland County. Survivors include his wife, of the home, and a daughter, Mrs. Olivia Berry of Odessa. DAGENS NYHITER STOCKHOLM, Sweden 1 AP) — Herbert Tingsten, chief editor of the newspaper Dagens Nyheter from 1946 to 1960 and a leading political scientist, died here Wednesday. He was 77. Tmgsten, the nephew of an army chief of staff, unsuccessfully urged in his newspaper’s editorial columns that Sweden abandon its traditional neutrality and join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization He also advocated acquisition of a nuclear arsenal He frequently attacked the Soviet Union, socialism and communism and was a strong supporter of Israel. He was the author of many best-selling books about politics, and his memoirs are regarded as one of the finest autobiographies in Swedish letters. Tingsten was on the staff of the foreign ministry from 1924 until 1935 and then was professor of political science at Stockholm University until he joined the Dagens Nyheter EUGENE J. McNEELY FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Eugene J McNeely, 73, president of American Telephone & Telegraph Co. from 1961 to 1964, died Thursday. CHRISTOPHER DEL SESTO PROVIDENCE, R I (AP) Former Rhode Island Gov. Christopher Del Sesto, 66, died Thursday. He served two terms from 1959 to 1961 and was a Republican Search Continues For Jaii Escapee KOUNTZE, Tex. (AP) Officers late Thursday night recaptured one of two men who earlier in the day overpowered a jailer and escaped from the Hardin County jail here. Taken into custody at a roadside park near Rye, Tex., was Daniel E. McBride, 38, of Houston who faces burglary charges in three counties. Still at large at a late hour was Lonnie Phillips of Silsbee. The 19-year-old Phillips was being held on a charge of driving while intoxicated. Church Head's Rites Slated SALT LAKE CITY (AP) President Harold B Lee. head of the world's 3.3 million-member Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), will be buried here Saturday following funeral rites in the Salt Lake Tabernacle Lee. 74, died unexpectedly Wednesday night in Latter-day Saints Hospital while undergoing what church and hospital officials described as a routine annual physical checkup Announcement of his death came only 18 months after he was named president upon the death of the late President Joseph Fielding Smith A church spokesman said there was no indication anything was wrong with the church leader when he checked into the hospital about five hours earlier. He had spent Christmas Day at home with his family. Cause of death was given as “lung and cardiac failure. *’ Elder Spencer W. Kimball, 78, will conduct the memorial services Saturday at 12:15 p.m. MST. If tradition is followed, Kimball will be named the next Mormon president. The election is scheduled for Monday in the Salt Lake Temple JENNIFER L. DAWSON MIDLAND (Staff) Jennifer L. Dawson, four- month-old daughter of Mr and Mrs Raymond Dawson of Millington, Tenn , died Thursday in a naval hospital there. Graveside services, directed by Newnie W. Ellis Funeral Chapel here, will be in Resthaven Memorial Park at 2 p.m. Saturday. She was born in Millington, Tenn. Other survivors include her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Eugene Dawson and Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Newiand, all of Midland. GEORGE PRICE LEVELLAND (Staff) George William (Billy) Price, 38, an employe of the Arizona State Industrial School in Fort Grant, Ariz., died Thursday afternoon in Willcox, Ariz , after a long illness. Services were pending at George Price Funeral Directors in Levelland. Price was a former resident of Levelland. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; a son and two daughters, and a sister, Mrs. John Milligan of Denver City. WILLIAM E. McBRIDE ROSCOE (Staff) - William Edgar McBride, 41, a resident of Port O’Conner and formerly of Pecos and Roscoe, was dead on arrival Tuesday evening at a Victoria Hospital after a car- pedestrian accident in Port Lavaca two hours earlier. Services were scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday in Roscoe First Baptist Church. Burial, directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Roscoe, will be in Loraine Cemetery. A fisherman, McBride was bom Feb. 14, 1932, in Texas and was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. Survivors include two sisters, Pat Laveme Rasoc of Andrews and Mrs. Vaugh Sandell of Pecos. JOHN CALVERT DENVER CITY (Staff) Services for John Harold Calvert, 81, who died in Yoakum County Hospital Wednesday following an extended illness were to be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church in Denver Citv. Burial followed in Denver City Memorial Park under the direction of Siflgleton Funeral Home of Denver City. A native of Jacksboro, Calvert had resided in Denver City since 1959. He was bom April 21, 1892. He was a retired service station owner and operator. Survivors include the widow, Buena Calvert of Denver City; a daughter, Mrs. Jane Nenecek of Hazel Crest, 111.; one son, Jack Calvert of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Maddox of Yakima, Wash., and Mrs. Mary Peterson and Mrs. Amy Kelly, both of the state of Washington. J. KENNETH LAIRD FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — J. Kenneth Laird, 70, cofounder of Tatham-Laird & Kudner, Inc., a New York and Chicago advertising agency, died Thursday. He retired as chairman of the agency in 1969 Odessans Rites Set Services for Mrs. Maddie Y Watkins, 62, of 1903 North Alleghaney, were set for 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Hubbard- Kelly Funeral Home with burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Watkins died Wednesday at her lake home at Buchanan Dam following a lon^ illness. Mrs. Watkins, a housewife, was born April 8, 1911 in Olney She married George C. Watkins in 1929 in Olney. Mrs. Watkins moved to Odessa in 1938. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and Rebekah Lodge. Survivors include her husband, two daughters, Mrs. O'Neal Burkhalter of Pasadena and Mrs. G. R. Richie of Plains; four sons, Johnnie C. Watkins and Jerry Watkins, both of Odessa. Tommy Watkins of Andrews and Bill Watkins of Stafford; three sisters. Mrs. Gladys Groves of Arlington. Nedra Jacobs of Lancaster and Faye Kepner of Los Alamitos, Calif.; five brothers, Johnny Vaught of Oxford, Miss., Pete Vaught of Fort Worth, and Jack Vaught, R S. Vaught and Coy Vaught, all of Arlington; 17 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Infant's Rifes At Graveside Graveside services for Michelle Ann White, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cedrick White of Gretna, La., were 10 a m Friday at Odessa Cemetery directed by Hubbard- Keily Funeral Home. The infant was still born Tuesday at a Gretna hospital. Survivors other than the parents include her grandfather, Ernest Sandoval of Odessa. WALTER LEE CARTER CRANE (Staff) - Walter Lee Carter, 62, a custodian for the Crane Independent School District, died about 6:45 a.m. Thursday in Odessa Medical Center Hospital after a long illness. Services were set for 10 a.m. Friday in Crane First Baptist Church chapel. Burial, directed by Larry D Shepperd Funeral Home of Crane, will be at 3:30 p m. Saturday in Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Longview. He was bom July 1, 1911, in Purvis, Miss. He was married to Eva Nell Baggett June 10, 1932, in Collins, Miss. He had lived in Crane for the past eight years. Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Ronald K. Carter and Donald Lee Carter, both of Longview, a daughter, Delphia Ballard of Odessa; six sisters, Mrs. Earl White and Mrs. Grady Hensley, both of Bremen, Ind., Mrs. H R. Barron of Pasadena, Mrs E.F. Giest of Texas City, Mrs. Lister Schofield of Baytown and Mrs. George Gurley of Eight Mile, Ala.; a brother, William Carter of Bremen, Ind., and three grandchildren. MRS. CATHERINE BROWN SEMINOLE (Staff) - Mrs. Catherine Louise Brown, 59, of Rochester, died Wednesday in an Abilene hospital after a short illness. Services were set for 3 p.m. Saturday in Seminole Memorial Funeral Home chapel, with bunal in Seminole Cemetery. She was bom Feb. 10,1914, in Oregon and was a former resident of Seminole. She had lived in Rochester for the past five years and was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was married to Rube W. Brown Oct. 27, 1961. Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Vicky Landrum of Seminole, Mrs. Isabelle Koertge of Edwardsville, 111., Mrs. Betty Wolf of Hobbs, N.M., and Mrs. Jeanie Mayo of Kermit; a son, Ronme Brown of Kenney; si* brothers, two sisters, 18 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. FRED M. COX TULIA (Staif) - Fred M. Cox, 92, an early day Swisher County resident, died at 5 p.m Thursday in a hospital here after a long illness. Services were pending at Wallace Funeral Home. A retired rancher, Cox was born March 4, 1881, in Montague County. Survivors include a brother Charlie Cox of Midland. • •• Magic Formula from arthritis -It’s the most effective ammunition available in “today’s never-ending fight gainst fat.” —The method utilizes a mag*c formula which has been proven clinicallv effective Prepared by the attorney general’s consumer protection division, the complaint names these defendants: Inch Watchers, inc., an Oregon corporation; Robert Mars, president of Inch Watchers, Inc.; Kelly Mars, also known as Keilv Larson, and Lind M. Larsen manager of Inch Watchers, Inc., and Startar, ¡nc , 3 Colorado firm; Vern T. Bickel, vice president of Inch Watchers. Ü f Inc., and president of Startar, Inc. ; Slender Wrap International, Inc., a Texas corporation; Robert Milton Schwartz, R. N. Meader and Bessie Louise Gerhardt, incorporators, directors and officers of Slender Wrap International, inc., and Slender-Bolic Health Industries, Inc. DECOR FOR BENEFIT BALL - Final touches are ready for the annual Crystal Ball Foundation's Debutante Ball at 8:30 p.m., today in Odessa Country Club. The ball Is a benefit for the Permian Basin Rehabilitation Center where more than $150,000 has been donated for crippled children and adults. This year's theme is Egyptian where hieroglyphics, pylons and statutes appear In apricot, gold and blue. (L-R) are Mrs. Glen Hunt, Clyde Heron and Mrs. Tom Meek/ (Staff Pty>to) Tomorrow In Odessa 8 KM. - World Championship Sand Hills Rodeo, Ector County Coliseum. 8:30 P.M. — "Hay Fever1', Globe Theater. 9 P.M. — Sand Hills Rodeo Dance, Exhibition Hall “A”, Ector County Coliseum.