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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 1, 1970, Abilene, Texas St?® BAFFY NBW ©KSA® aw Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron 89TH YEAR, NO. 197 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY I, 1970 -TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 10c DAILY—20c SI XDAY    Pre*    < A Christmas greeting card from C. E. (Cidy) and Betty Williams of Knox City carried a hand-written New Year’s note which said, “Serene Seventies to you.” The wish was appreciated. But, somehow, we doubt it will come true. Serenity is a state of life, a quality of mind this generation finds in only small pieces, often in out of way places. We are fortunate if we have hours that are tranquil, placid, calm In these strident, strenuous times, much less years. • • * The turning of a year is a time for reflection, for assessing the past in order to guess at the future and, naturally, the turning of a decade gives these appraisals added emphasis. The shift from the Sixties to the Seventies is in some respects a significant time. We have just now completed a troubled, traumatic, contradictory decade. Americans accomplished mankind's dream of visiting the moon. They also fought each other on decaying streets. Some scoundrels were glorified during the years and some good men were destroyed. Great learning was amassed and at the end of the decade there was less understanding and more confusion than at the beginning. Now begins another decade and we are sliding downhill tow ard the 21st Century. • • • The alliterative greeting from K-City, “serene Seventies,” set us to thinking about other alliterative adjectives which might fit our times. The Sixties . . . were they more splendid or squalid . . . superficial or stable ... static or stupendous . . . superior or sinister? And what of the Seventies? If we    seek    repetition of sounds,    the    same “sss” adjectives apply, Sixties, Seventies. If we read correctly the news of the day, there is no reason to expect the acceleration of change to slow its pace. * * • The Seventies will surely Se superb    and    sordid, too, scurrilous and somber. Surely they will be surprising and without doubt shocking. They will be all these things for they will be a composite of all our thoughts and actions, our restlessness, growth, change and resistence to change. May each of us find without ourselves the wisdom of both influence innovations and adjust to those forced upon us against our will. And may there somewhere, somehow be for each of us at least a measure of security, serenity during the Seventies. Come to think about other alliteratives, maybe a bit of attention to the spiritual might help us all these salacious days. Gunboat Affair Brings Reprisal Generals Suspended, Diplomats Ousted PARIS (AP) — The French! An immediate investigation government angrily suspended was ordered, two four-star generals Wcdnes-; day for their role in the Israeli The suspended officers are ministry, also had to the contract. Although they named in the approve] There was no immediate reaction from the Israeli embassy, were not Israeli sources had said before spokesman’s the cabinet meeting that Limon, gunboat affair and told Israel to Gen. Louis Bonte, 61, director of statement, the French govern- a career diplomat, would carry withdraw two diplomats who set international affairs for the ment requested recall of two Is- on his duties from another point up a dummy shipping company ministerial delegation of anna- raeli diplomats who vouched for in Euorpe. SLIP INTO PORT — Two Israeli gunboats tie up in Haifa Wednesday evening after their 3,000-mile headline-making mystery trip from the French port of Cherbourg. Three other gunboats arrived later. (AP Wirephoto) All Five Israeli Gunboats End 3,000-Mile Voyage that enabled the five ships to ments, and Gen. Bernard Ca-slip away from Cherbourg. zelles, 59, secretary general at The five boats, manned by Is- the defense ministry, raeli crews, slipped into the Is- Bonte passed on the papers raeli port of Haifa Wednesday that allowed the boats to leave ni^ht after a week-long 3,500- as property of a Norwegian mile voyage from France. company. Gazelles, highest staff ; The French government ac- officer in the French defense tion was announced after a New i Year’s Eve cabinet meeting of m more than four hours. It stopped 'short of a diplomatic break but placed an added strain on already taut relations between the two governments. I Government spokesman Leo, Hamon quoted president the validity of the contracts. I The immediate repercussions The parties known to have of the government’s actions signed the contracts are Adm. were not clear, but in apparent-Mordechai Limon, director of ly trying to avoid worsening an Israel’s military purchasing international problem the Pom-unit and a hero of its war of in- pidou regime may have created dependence, and Charge an internal one involving the d’Affaires Eytan Ronn.    armed forces and its loyalties. 70s Arrive in Big Country Without Too Much Fanfare HAIFA, Israel (AP)    — Five    ware of the actual    arrival of the    year-old officer. He told news-Georges Pompidou as    saying in French-built gunboats    with Is-    boats.    men that the boats were not    apparent reassurance    to the I raeli crews slipped into Israel’s rp^ e crews    nn t 0    j an( j    impeded while leaving Cher- Arab world:    “This    incident biggest    port    Wednesday    night    _‘    * .    bourg, nor were they shadowed modifies none of the principles later a week-long voyage from lnto < he <* rela,lvcs and at sea.    or the application of French pol- 'France    curtained    by    secrecy    friends.    They    refused    to talk    He added that the voyage was;* c y * n the Middle East.”    nesday    night. and foul weather in the    Mediter-with newsmen.     mi{6e through continuously    . ‘‘The government    reaffirms     0 r    maybe    they    were    just A representative    of    the    gov-    stormy weather, and the skele-    'Is policy,” Pompidou    said. “In    getting    a    good    night’s    rest    to    be ernment-owned    Netivei    Neft Oil    ton crews worked double shifts particular, France will not mod-    j n shape for    all    those football Co. who    was at the port when    on the craft.    ify the regulations relating to    g ames    this afternoon. •    .    .    , the boata arrived ttxtk Posses- He refused t0 a    the limitations on™ deliver^ ,    „     hard i y    anyone on and as the boats and heir aion of the vessels for his com- uesUons about the mica i .es, as: they have been previous-1    ,     ( . elebrati    N * w    Y J ar . s smiling crewmen threaded their patty. He referred all questions ts ot the affai adding . Iv defined regretting that its E    ,    * way past docked freighters to concerning the boats to another „ T ...    .    .     Ufc    ,    example has not been lot tie up.    official of the firm who was noti__ i; „. n K, W1 1 an - v . , lowed. ranean. Israeli jets performed victory rolls overhead and cameras whirred and flash bulbs popped Thoughts of the decade just tion to welcome the New Year, i New Year’s Day open house at past or the one just beginning Center of New York’s activity.! his Albany mansion because of must have been weighing heavy as ^ ^ as been for more than 60 heavy sn ow. on many people s minds Wed- vpurc was Times Souare The custom of burning Christ* where a ball rfYigh? deSS mas trees originated in Bartow from the Allied Chemical Tower 35 years ago. City crews eollect-to mark the end of the decade at ed discarded trees all week. midnight.    I    Bundled-up    people    with sleep- The Central Park celebration    huddled    along Colorado The gunboats, painted battle- immediately available for com- malities. All those were taken care of by civilian agents. We midnight. The only activity planned in the Big Country, besides private parties, were watch night ship gray, carried no visible in- ment.    had    TCrniissU>n    to    leave    mid    ZI'    ™ s    a PP e4 ‘ n ' d    to ,he K ov ' signia. There were no signs of The israelis insisted the gun-! Hl P Wo had no SDec L f r ernmenfs way of saying the de- -    - gun turrets. Several sailors clad boats, which left Cherbourg ti(m u , „, ach P d j"*,, £ parte* of the gunboats to Israel ! chu ‘‘ ;h serv . a e _ S ’S Wausa of in civilian clothes were on the a g a jnst a French arms embar- ters    dies    not    reflect    official    police     tll0se    was    aoceled    because    of bridge of each boat.    go, will be used to service rfnd An inscription on the bridge of protect oil-drilling ships off the „ lj00KI ?f tl I 1,ea u ai,fl ( each vessel said: “Starboat.” israeli shore.    |Ezra said the gunboats The company which bought the ships from France is the! The commander of the boats Starboat Weill S.A. Ltd., regis- was identified only as Com-tered in Panama with rf repre- mander Ezra, a mustached 40-sentative in Oslo which acted as.--------------------   -• _    .    but was an action by a groups Looking tired and haggard, that disregarded this policy bad weather. At least one Abilene church, WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU I    (Weather    Map,    Pp. 5-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY <40-mll« radius) — Partly cloudy with no Important temperature changes Thursday and Friday. The blah Thursday near 45, the low Thursday night 25 to 30, and the high Friday in the upper 40s. Light and variable winds Thursday shifting >o northerly Thursday night. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Clear o partly cloudy and continued cod Thursday through Friday. High Thursd< y 38 to 52. Low Thursday night 18 to 28. NORTHWEST TEXAS:    Partly cloudy and cold Thursday through Friday. A few snow flurries in Panhandle Thursday. High Thursday 35 to 45. Low Thursday night 13 northwest to 25 southeast. TEMPERATURES Wad. a.m.......................Wed.    p.m. 25 23 23 23 24 22 21 21 28 3a 34 High 1:00 .............38 2:00 ............. 40 3:00.......... 41 4:00 ............ 41 5:00 ...........  40 4:00 ...........  37 7:00...........35 8:00 ............ 33 9:00 .......... 28 10:00 ............ 29 ll :CO ........ — 12:00   - and low for 24-hours ending IO p.m.: 42 and 21. Hltjh and low same date last year: 31 Sunset last night: 5:43; sunrise today: J:40; sunset tonight; 5:if. Barometer reading at IO p.m.: 28:24. Humidity at IO p.m.: 75 per pant. an intermediary in Israeli quisition of the boats. ac- Although about 150 newsmen gathered on the heavily guarded docks, the crowd further back from the landing was small compared to the throngs that had spent the last few days scanning the horizon from rooftops. It seemed many were una- No Moon Flights To Be Dropped fueled boats. were Teat sea “from other He would not elaborate. Business Office Closed Today Both editions will be published as usual, but the business office will be closed. lf You Miss Your Paper... . . - call 673-4271 by ll A.M. for the morning edition, between 3 and 6 P.M. for the evening. Classified Ads . . . will be accepted for Saturday and Sunday editions beginning at 8 A.M. Friday. CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) — The space agency said Wednesday it does not intend to eliminate any moon landing flights and that astronauts plan | at least seven more missions to that alien world. The agency officially denied reports, published and broadcast in the last week, that it is considering cancelling as many as four moon trips to save money for developing manned space stations. Future Apollo missions will be flown to more difficult areas, such as mountains, lilies and craters, which are believed to    SAIGON    (AP)    —    Vice    Presi- be scientifically more reward-    dent    Spiro    T.    Agnew    arrived    in ing. Apollo 13, commandered by Saigon Thursday from Manila Mrs. Eisenhower Most Admired Israel was not asked to apolo- Faith Temple Church, held a gize for    breaking the    French    service from 8 p.m. through arms embargo or explain how midnight with singers, speakers the boats managed to slip out of and special music included. Cherbourg before dawn Christ-: Some of the local private clubs mas day.    said they didn’t expect as many A Cherbourg shipyard had people as on other New Year’s built the boats which are capa-1 Eves. hie of carrying missile launch- 1 Even things at Hendrick PRTMrFTOM MT / a p\ ers - The y were the last of 12 or ‘ Memorial    Hospital were    about PRINCETON NJ (AP) _ dered by Israel. The first seven the    same    as    usual. A    hospital The latest    Gallup Poll indicates were delivered before    former    spokesman said no extra Mrs. Dwight D.    Eisenhower! President    Charles de    Gaulle    personnel had been added to the heads the    1969 list    of women clam P e d    an embargo    on all    staff and no large on - slaught of Americans admire most     arms shi P ments t0 * srael earl Y Americans admire most     in 1%9 ^ Gau i le ’ s embargo Mrs. Eisenhower was followed j^Q f roze delivery of 50 Mirage closely in the voting by Prime jet fighters that Israel had paid Minister Indira Gandhi of India, for. Mrs. Richard M. Nixon, Prime ^ emergencies was expected. However, the Department of Public Safety must have suspected more than met the eye. A department spokesman said ever. available unit would appeared to be up to the Minister Gtoida Meir of Israel!!^/J™ 4 '*«* !°patrolling aTnight: and Mrs Aristotle Onassis    wether    violated    off!-;     Capt    j.; dw j n L O’Dell of the anti iviis. Arisioue c/nassis.     nal j renc h p^.y    because of Abilene Police Dent It was the first time the for- old ties with Israel.    extra * rn would be mer first lady finished at the-- •op of the list.    ImTww.Tn Next in the voting were Mrs. Joseph P. Kennedy, Mrs. Robert F. Kennedy, Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson. Queen Elizabeth II and Sen. Margaret Chase Smith. The pollsters asked 1,511 men and women the following questions to determine first and second choices: “What woman that you have heard or read about living today in any part of the world do you admire the most? Who is your I second choice?” NEWS INDEX Amusements.......... 13A Astrology ............ 14A Bridge ............... 8A Classified .......... 9-1    IB Comics ............... 7B Editorials.............. 8B Farm ............... 16A Markets ............ 5,    6B Obituaries .......... 2,    3A Oil .................. 6A Sports............ 10-12 A TV Log.............. ITB TV Scout ............ 11B Women's News ......... 3B said no on duty Eve. He had that the men on duty from about I a.m. to 3 a.m. “would get a lot of work.” i By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A 90 - foot red and white striped balloon soaring over New York’s Central Park. Residents of Bartow, Fla., singing carols around a big bonfire of discarded Christmas trees. And on Alcatraz off San Francisco, a rock music performance. These were among celebrations arranged around the na- Agnew to Visit Troops in S. Vietnam veteran spaceman James A. Lovell Jr., is being readied at Cape Kennedy for a March 12 launching toward the highlands I troops. for a meeting with President Nguyen Van Thieu and a New Year’s Day visit with American of Fra Mauro. In a statement, NASA said: “Current planning calls for at least seven more Apollo flights. Some of these will be carried out before the planned Apollo Applications flights in 1972 and the remainder after Apollo Applications.” Apollo Applications is a fledgling space station program which will make use of Apollo hardware. The upper stage of a Saturn 5 rocket will be outfitted It was Agnew’s first visit to this southeast Asian nation. Agnew interrupted his 10-n? tion Asian tour. The trip was not unexpected, since Agnew had said all along he wo lid like to squeeze iii a visit to U.S. troops in South Vietnam. Communications officials had said there would be a IO - hour news blackout to mask Agnew’s visit. But South Vietnamese sources changed. While they gave nolnam. He is due Friday in Taip-j But American sources in Ma-reason, it possibly was because ei, the Chinese Nationalist capi- n ila stated that, despite the Nixon doctrine, which combines both the allies and the enemy td ’ on Formosa. In Manila, Agnew cease- will have New fires in effect. Year's as a two-story earth-orbiting said they did not expect one and laboratory and will be visited by three three-man crews, who will stay for periods up to two months. reporters would be allowed to report his arrival. They indicated plans for a news blackout had been The informants said Agnew would go directly from the airport to Independence Palace, where Thieu has his offices, for a conference. The South Vietnamese president will be winding up a reception for the diplomatic corps around that time. Some time during a busy schedule, Agnew also is expected to leave Saigon to visit some U.S. troops jn the field. He also is to call on Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam, who is in an Army hospital in Saigon recovering from pneumonia. It was not known how long Agnew would be in South Viet- held a friendly one-hour meeting Asian self-reliance with mainte Wednesday with President Fer-dinard E. Marcos, toured the In- nance of U.S. commitments, recent actions in the Senate have ternational Rice Research Insti- created grave doubts through lute and attended a private par- ou , Asja about Washington , s in . tv on New Year’s Eve.    i     6 included dancing, entertainment, fireworks, giant puppets and the big balloon. For the first time since he took office IO years ago, New York’s Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller had to cancel his traditional Bentsen Eyeing Senatorial Race Against Ralph HOUSTON (AP) - Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr., wealthy Houston businessman and former Texas congressman, said Wednesday he is considering challenging U. S. Sen. Ralph W. Yarborough in the 1970 Democratic primary. “I am seriously considering it but have not made up my mind,” Bentsen said in telephone calls to news media. Yarborough told a Tuesday Boulevard in Pasadena, Calif., to insure themselves a good view of the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day. A night club in Indianapolis, “Sam’s Attic,” advertised a New Year’s Eve “uncelebration, an unparty with no decorations, no noisemakers, no funny hats, no balloons—just a good, quiet, relaxed evening to unwind after a wild 1969.” Around the country there were the traditional Watch Night church services and this year many Vietnam vigils to pray for peace. American Indians, occupying “the Rock”—Alcatraz—invited a San Francisco band to play rock music, but a spokesman said “firewater isn’t authorized.” And at New York’s Waldorf Astoria, tickets sold for $60.50 a couple to hear “Mr. New Year’s Eve” himself, Guy Lombardo, play Auld Lang Syne for the 45th year. news conference in Austin that North Pole neighbors of Santa former Gov. John Connally, now claus said they didn’t believe he of Houston, was encouraging was going out for a night on the Bentsen to make the race. Bent-, town. They said he seemed too sen declined comment.    tired after making his Christ- “I think Gov. Connally can mas gift-giving rounds. Santa speak for himself,” Bentsen himself was unavailable for said.    comment on his plans. '69 Weather Still Being Cleaned Up The old year was very generous with moisture and sunshine, but went out with the crash of falling ice and with hundreds of technicians working on power and telephone lines over the Big Country. The new year will still see the workers on the job, some working with only a few hours sleep, hurt by one of the worst and widespread ice storms in the history of the Big Country. The rural areas were hit hardest and have been the slowest to get service returned despite the many work crews brought in to help solve the trouble caused by the heavy ice. Southwestern Bel] Telephone but the weather bureau said Co. reported all its lines were Wednesday night they will be repaired by Wednesday afterworking in more pleasant noon, according to Miss Shermie ty The Agnew-Marcos talks covered two main subjects: the Nixon administration’s intention of maintaining its commitments in Asia and forthcoming U.S.-Phillippine negotiations on military bases and trade matters. The Filipino officials were re tentions. The sources, be named, referred to two things: release last month of a transcript by Sen. Stuart Symington’s Foreign Relations subcommittee in which Sen. J.W. Fulbright, D-Ark., asserted the ported to have given a good re- United States had prfid the Phil- weather. “No important change in temperatures” and partly cloudy skies was the forecast. Thursday and Friday will see 45 degree high temperatures. Ice over the Big Country who declined to melted somewhat Wednesday, and the remainder will probably melt Thursday, except in the very shady areas. Meanwhile, Hermleigh was still without electricity and water in any great supply. A Smitherman, acting group chief operator. However, she reported that connections cannot be made to Aspermont, Albany, De Leon, Desdemonia, Rochester, Crowell. Putnam, Lueders, Knox City and Spur. Despite some trouble from shedding ice, electric lines were getting back in shape, according to Bob Kennedy, vice president cf West Texas Utilities. In tne Abilene area, almost all customers were back in service. The rural areas south of Clyde (gasoline engine    pump was     an d Eula were still having some ception to    Agnew’s    declaration    ippines    $45 million    in return for delivering some    water from a    trouble, and Lawn had a break that the Nixon doctrine does not the dispatch of Filipino troops to we ^ to the water main after about 5:30 p m. Wednesday but mean    the    United    States will    Vietnam, and the    recent    vote jLenrleigh was    without water    was back in service by 7 p.m. cease    being an Asian power,    against    any dispatch of    U.S. f °r almost two    days, and has    More trouble was found in the The prospects for friendly nego-combat troops to Laos and Thai- ^ €en without electricity Since rural areas around Stamford, tiations also were considered land without prior congressional I Sund ay night.    Haskell, and Hamlin, the hard- good.    approval.    I    Other    towns    and    cities    were    est hit of all power systems. "V I