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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 1, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES'WEfSKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT BOTH .YEAR, NO. 107 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS. 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 1, THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Pres, lOe 20c SUNDAY Spiro Tells Troops People Back Them 'Don't Be Misled by What You Soldiers Told Abilene: police; are: Investi- gating burglaries'; reported.. Wednesday' night, bhb In which more of missing jewelry was reported. Guy Caldwell, .1314. Elmwood Dr., told police someone'entered his house bclweeii and p.m. Wednesday and iook a number of pieces .of ijewclry from a-bag in Missing ;was a valued at and earrings'-worth two "sets of pearls worth a set, mond ;and sapphire bracelet worth a gold chain and necklace worth'- a bracelet wilh ceramic tile pictures of Ihe family -worth and two diampnd walches, one wilh a Ice Storm Repair Work Continues The new year was ushered In by the aftermalh of the winter's first storm, as ice continued to melt on roads and power lines and utilities and telephone crews worked through the night restor- ing .service to area customers. Carlah Jones, division manager of Ihe General Telephone announced Wednesday crews were working around the clock lo restore telephone connections In the Seymour district which had been broken by the storm. Haskell, Hule and Aspermonl were hit hardest, he said, and a portable micro-wave unit was set up. to restore temporarily long distance service for Knox City, Aspermonl, Rule, Rochester and O'Brien. Hermleigh, which has been wilhout eleclricily and water since Sunday, has installed 2 gasoline engine pump and is delivering some water from the city well to the water main. Despite some trouble from shedding Ice, electric lines were getting back In shape, according to Bob Kennedy, vice president of West Texas UllliUes. In the Abilene area, almost all customers were back in service.'1 However, area; soutli of Clyde; and Eula'were sJll having BOitie trouble, and Lawn had a break about p.m. Wednesday., but was back -In service by 7.p.m.__________ vpOO in Jewelry Stolen -diamond band. Value of the "watches was nnl immediately known. The house was prowled through.. .1 Police said enlrv was gained by breaking a latch on the screen aiid a latch on the window south bedroom. Charles Gill, 2498 told police burglars ;cqlor- TV; a portable' TV, a ladies watch, and to from a cash box in the bedroom 'closet. The money was mostly silver quarters and some Indian- head nickles. The burglary happened be- tween 7 p.m. and p.m. Wednesday. Entry was gained by unlocking a back door by NEWSlNDEX Amuwmenls 14B Bridge 9A Business Notes I OB Classified 15-I7B Comics 133 Editorials 12B Horoscope 8B Hospital Patients...... 1OA Obituaries 53-7B Sports 16.17A This Mon's Art V4B To Your Good Health I5A TV Log....... .____. M7BV Women's News 2-4B 'reaching through a broken window on the door, police said. First'70 Baby Boy at Hendrick The first baby, of 1970 was a born to Mr. and.Mrs. Willie H. Torres of 2250 Fannin.at Thursday at Hendrick- Memorial Hospital. The baby was listed in critical condition at the hospital later in the morn- ing. The last baby born In 1969, also at Hendrick, was a bny to Mr. and Mrs. Everett Brown of 722 S. San Jose al p.m. Wednesday. The first baby receives a number of gifts from Abilene merchants, including an electrical gift from West Texas Utilities, a baby gift set from Gibson's, a case of disposable diapers from Clark's, a savings account al Abilene Savings, a. crib mattress from Western Mattress, three months free cable subscription from T. V. Cable Service, a savings account at First State Bank, a savings bond from First Naliona[ -Bank and 515 in merchandise at Sears. Little Tug Strained i And Showed Them All SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) "We said Ihe skipper of the tugboal Cree, "when they gave us jobs that other ships' said couldn't be done." By straining a bil ilic Cree did them all. To show off her pulling power, she towed the aircraft carrier Enterprise at four knots an hour, anyway. She even pulled a destroyer and a big troopship to Taiwan in a grueling trip that look 45 days. When fire broke out on (he Vietnam-bound Freighter Tuc- son Victory, it was Ihe Cree lhat snuffed it. After two F8 .crusader jels crashed in the sea off California last the Cree sent down divers who brought up Ihe 1 wreckage. The 205-foot tug was picked lo keep Ihe Soviet spy trawler Pro- Iraclor far away from U.fi. air- craft carriers, in Southeast Asian waters in mid-1968. So, for 56 days, she gamely ran cir- cles around Ihe Russians. At the end of the game of wils, the Russians radioed: "Hope we can meet again under other cir- cumstances and have a drink to- gether." Now a check for has come for the men of the Crcc, chosen from (lie GOO bigger ships of Ihe U.S. Pacific fleet for Ihe Slcrrclt Battleship Award of 1969. The ceremonies will be next Tuesday. The fund was es- tablished in 1917 by Ihe New York Tribune afier Marjorie SleiTelt, 13, suggested a fund lo build battleships and sent in a dime. The news was "nice, that's said LI. Cmdr. Robert H. Owens, 39, for the men of Ihe Cree. "The Cree is proud, bul she's always been the skipper added. By CARL P. LEUBSDORF Associated Press Writer SAIGON, Vietnam (AP) Vice President Spiro T. Agnew paid a New Year's Day visit lo Vietnam today and told U.S. troops at a model Vielnamiz.i- lion camp that Ihe American people are behind them "one hundred per cent." Agnew conferred with Soulh Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu at the presidential palace, then flew by helicopter to a U.S.-Vietnamese base 30 miles northwest of Saigon. Later, it was announced (hat Agnew would slay overnight in Saigon at an undisclosed loca- lion. President Nixon spent five hours here last July, under a news blackout, but he didn't stay overnight. Military spokesmen said Ag- new would continue his itiner- ary Friday. His schedule for his Asian trip calls for him to ar- rive in Taipei, Formosa, Friday afternoon. The vice president told U.S. troops at Fire Base Kien, his first stop: "Don't lei anybody tell you that the people back home aren't with you, because they hundred per Ihe vice president told a small group of U.S. soldiers at a how- itzer position. Then, talking to about 75 American infantrymen, he said "the people back home are pret- ty darn proud of you and what you're doing over here. "Don't be misled by what you may see and read in certain publications. It just doesn't reflect the feeling of the Ameri- can people about Ihe job being done by American fighting men In Vietnam." He said "you don't want lo sen the sacrifices of so many of your buddies who have given their lives and been seriously in- jured" result in Americans hav- ing "lo simply lake off and walk- away from a situalion, leaving your sons and grandsons lo face up lo something you didn't have the courage to stick wilh." After 50 minutes al the base, which correspondents and troops stationed there said was perhaps the most advanced ex- ample of U.S.-Victnamese coop- eration, Agnew went by helicop- ter lo Fire Base Patlon, where he told troops of the 25th Infan- try Division: "I hope this year is the end of He explained lhat what he meant was that he hopes the 25th Division could leave Viet- nam lo "go home and take some WEATHElT easy stateside duties some- where." Agnew WE briefed by lop U.S. commanders in Vietnam and by commanders at the Iwo installations. "It looks like you're doing a good he told LI. Col. Rich- ard W. Hobbes, of Calonsville, Md., commander of the 2nd Bat- talion, 28th Infantry, 1st Infan- try Division at Kirc-Uase Kien. Mosl of the soldiers al (he Iwo bases crowded around Agnew to shake his hand. Several hopped along the back of the receiving line to shake hands several limes. "I never expected anyone like that to come oul in Ihe boon- Pfc. Joseph Poisson of San Jose, Calif., told a reporter. "I'm glad to see him out here." Staff Sgt. Brian Tale, of Day- Ion, Ohio, said, "II makes people in the field feel closer to home." Fire Base Kien is named for a Soulh Vietnamese major killed in action last September. U.S. troops sometimes serve un- der Vietnamese officers on pa- trols in (he surrounding aVeas, which are considered relatively secure although a few enemy rounds fell just outside the base on Dec. 23. Woman Pulled Free From Flaming Auto SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) Mrs. George Olmsled, 52, was pinned under the dashboard of her flaming car. "You'll bum up if you don't get yelled Wardell Corley, 54, an auto painter for a Bir- .mingham car dealer. "Well, I'll have to burn up be- cause 1 can't get she called back with the flames whipping about the wrecked car. Corley yanked on the door "until he got it open and pulled mo she said later. Moments later, the gas tank exploded. Mrs. OlmsteiJ's husband, a doctor who practices In subur- ban Birmingham, said Corley saved her life. "It shows that in America- tins is a country of individuals and not of separate the doeMor said, referring to the fact that .Corley is black and-Mrs. Olmstcd is while. "Olliers wore (here, but tltey ran Mrs. Olmsted re- called from her hospital bed. "They were afraid the car would blow up.'1 Her car caught fire after it was rammed from behind while slopped at a red light In subur- ban Soulhfield. Nervous Bandit Robs Store Here ESSA WEATHER BUREAU U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (WeathEr Map, Pg. 10-AI ABILENE AMD VICINITY radiui) Clear to ar.d cool Thursday through FrkJAfTrr.e high bclh tfays near 45 and Ihe Thursday night near 75. winds from Ihe rorlh Thursday 5-15 nvp.h. TEMPERATURES Wed. p.m. Thurs. i.m. 3! V 31 It 41 4M 28 J9 7i f> V 33 37 35 33 28 Ti 37 High entl Irrft lor 2J-houri ending 9 a.m.: 13 nnd 37. High ar.d low SAme dale IASI year: 31 anrt 12. Sunset Usl nkjht: p.m.; lunriw today: a.m.; lunKl lonTqhl: p.m. Barometer reading At 9 a.m. 71.24. Humidity at 9 a.m.: 75 per 
                            

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