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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 5, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TK YEAR, NO. 201 PHONE 673-4271 79604, MONDAY EVKNING, JANUARY 5, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press (ff) JOc SUNDAY 2 Gl Newscasters Say They've Been Told to Keep Quiet MOON electron, micro- scope views of lunar fragments, among those col- lected by the Apollo II astronauts, were .released by the General Electric Research and Develop- ment Center at Schenectady, N.Y. The fragment at left is-enlarged times .-while-Hie one on the right is blown up times. Scientists at tte center are investigating the structure and age of the material and are probing cosmic ray damage of the lunar fragment. They say (he shape of the fragment at the right indicates it underwent incit- ing and may have been created when a meteorite crashed into the moon. (AP Wirepholos) SAIGON (AP) Two G[ newscasters relieved of their duties for accusing the U.S. Command of censorship said to- day they have been ordered not lo discuss the case publicly. "I have been given a direct order by Col. Robert Cook, the inspector general (of the U.S. nol lo discuss any aspect of this case until the investigation is said Spec. 5 Robert Lawrence, 27, of Atlanta, Ga. The oiher broadcaster for the armed forces network, Marine Cp. Thomas M. Sinkovitz, 21, of llarrisburg, Pa., said he also had been told not to discuss (he investigation. Lawrence was muzzled after telling newsmen in detail about being questioned Sunday and his objections because he was not allowed a lawyer. Today a military lawyer was with him when he was qucs- lioned. Sinkovilz said he had received legal advice during his interro- gation but had not retained an attorney. Lawrence made the censor- ship charge at the end of'his regular H p.m. newscast Satur- day night on the armed forces By ELL1E RUCKER and BKTTY GRISSOM Why Isn't H: 1st Pool Being Used? Q. I've noticed a graving desire by (lie people of Abilene for a public swimming pool I want to know why the pool on N. ]st by (he Buick dealer is closed down. Last time I passed by it was being used for a Christmas tree lot. A The VFW owns that and VKW commander Greely Aston explained the pool needed a lot of repair work (new pipes, pumps'etc.) in order to meet city specifications. The pool wasn't making enough money to spending more money for repairs and future maintenance they closed it, hoping to sell it and apply the money on one of their new buildings. But so far, no buyer. Q When So. Mill was widened some time ago, 1 was assessed for tliat widening even (Hough Ira m a resiifcr.tial area on Hlli. Wry do I have lo pay for tile highway when it doesn increase the -valus of my properly at all? The street was widened for the highway traffic. A Because1 it's a City street and maintained by the city as far west-as Winters Freeway, and it's standsid procedure lo assess for this, .says City Manager H. P. Clifton. From Winters Freeway on it's a stale highway, but even the property owners in that section were assessed for curb and gutter and paving. He adds that when So. 14th was originally pu, in, no one was assessed for it. Q Can anything he done wilh coupons (hat arc redeemed M grocery stores when one forgets lo present (hem with (ho purchase? I mean can (hey he mailed for partial face value lo companies or just what? A. Good try lliere, but it can't be done. The coupons must be turned in when the items arc purchased, they cannot be exchanged for casli and any oilier system constitutes fraud-this is stated on the coupons. Item must be rung up for full value tax is added, then the amnunl of the coupon is subtracted, explains Jerry Hallmark manager of a large grocery store here. II your idea would work, we could all quit our jobs and just sit at home clipping coupons. Q. Why Is Ihe 20 mile an hour light flashing In front ol Wcmlson School so early in (he morning at 7 a.m.? A It's not supposed to be flashing lhal early, should come on at Bud Taylor says (here may ba a malfunclion in Ihe electrical circuit of the lime clock. He wasn't aware (hat it was coming on this c. -ly, and appreciates your calling his attention lo it; he'll have it checked right away. Address questions to Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas, 79604. Names will not lie uscil nnt questions must he signed and address given. State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Snow and wind whisllcd into (he Panhandle and South Plains today as the Weather Bureau forecast a sharp drop in tem- peratures across the slate to- night. Snow blown by gusty winds fell at Amarillo and Lubbock. The Texas Highway Department said hazardous driving condi- lions exislcd around Amarillo ami Lubbbck as a result of Ilia slpnn. Tire new winter storm was a result of a fast-moving Arctic cold front that slrelched from Northeast Oklahoma to South- west Texas. The leading edge of Ihe blustery cold front, had already arrived in Abilene by mid- morning Monday, and temperatures were expected to DAM BURSTS MKNDOZA, Argentina (AP) A six-fool wall of mud and water from a burst flood- control dam raged through this cily in Ihe Andes foothills Sunday and police reported 23 persons were known killed. The report of the death toll came from the police chief, Col. Aclolfo Diaz.-Earlier reports had the loll as high as 33 known dead and radio reports-from this area said the number dead could read) 70. Rescue crews searched loday for more possible victims. A' torrential all-day rain had swollen the Mendoza River to overflowing, causing flooding in many areas outside the city of Suddenly the darn burst at Godoy Cruz, a small village just outside the cily. The flood of mud and water drowned motorists in their cars as it swept the autos along the streets. It uprnolcd trees, smashed houses, swept pedes- trians off Iheir feet and raged through streclsidc outdoor cafes. At least 500 people were lell homeless or injured as the wa- ter and mud rippsd into flimsy shacks on the edge of Ihe city, police reported. In 30 'minutes, mud and water covered eight square miles of the gracious, tree-shaded city. A woman survivor said she NEWS INDEX Amusements 7B Bridge................6A Clossified...........-9-1 IB Comics 8B Editorials 4B Horosope 6A Hospital Polienls........2B Obituaries............. IDA Sports............. 7-9A To Your Good He-Jill.....6B TV Log 5B Women's News 2.3B was knocked down by the rush- ing waler and her two children were carried away lo Ihcir deallis. chill rapidly, hilling (he 2fls by tonight. Strong northerly winds began in Jlaskoll about 55 miles north of. Abilene shortly alter a.m., and according (o an observer, temperatures were "dropping fast." Accompanying Ihe front arc rain and snow which were expected lo end toniglil. Abilene weathermen predicted (hat temperatures tonight would dip lo 20-25, then creep up lo only 25-3J tomorrow. Light rain was expected to fall in norlhcrn portions of the stale throughout the day and and change lo sleol or snow in norlh central and norlhwest por- tions Ihis evening. Tempera- tures in those two areas were' forecast to be below freezing at their maximum lonight, drop- ping as low as 5 degrees in the Panhandle. Clouds blanketed the slate at sunrise "Ihis morning, and were expected to remain in most sec- lions. Only extreme Southwest Texas appeared likely to escape the dark, damp skies and chilly temperatures. Rain was cxpeclerl lo continue over Itie eastern half of the slate; showers in other areas. Precipitation lhat fell during Ihe night measured from a trace lo 1.22 inches at Brownsville. Early morning temperatures ranged from 13 degrees at Dai- hart lo 59 degrees at Corpus Chrisli. Kennedy Is Glad iquesf Started EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) The long-delayed inqucsl inlo. the death of Miss Mary Jo Ko- pechne last summer on Chappa- qniddick Island began in secre- cy today wilh Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, in whose car Miss Ko- pcchne died, present lo testify. Kennedy, appearing relaxed and smiling, arrived wilh his Mississippi Schools legroes By RON HARIUST Associated Press Wriler JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Eleven Mississippi school dis- Irfcls opened Ihcir doors to Ne- gro pupils today under federal court order. U.S. marshals looked on and there were no incidents reported as classes resumed sjlcr Christ- mas vacation. The U.S. Supreme Court had ordered lotal desegregation in 30 districts to take effect after Dsc. 31, 1963- Eleven districts opened loday wilh the remainder scheduled to open later in Ihe week. More than 200 schools with a total enrollment of about are effected by the court order. Stale, civil and religious lead- ers appealed over the weekend for calm and reason as some 50 additional U.S. Marshals moved into the stale to monitor compli- ance wilh Ihe court mandate. Gov. John Bell Williams asked (or nonviolence and pa- licncc in an address on Iclcvi- sion and radio. Williams, however, (old citi- zens it svas still their decision whether lo send their children lo public or private schools, or keep them home. "Wilh God's the gover- nor said, "let us make the best of a bad situation." ]le said 100 new private schools had been established in the 30 districts and thai he would back a movement to build up a private school system as a "workable alternative" lo pub- lic facilities. Some church and parent groups called on their members lo accept the high court's Oct. 29 decision that the systems must bo descgrated immediate- ly. There has been talk among other groups and individuals that the stale should offer mas- sive resistance. blonde wife Joan. Together they walked from a nearby house through the front door of the old brick courlhouse where Ihe pro- ceeding is being held. Most of the other witnesses already had arrived, "Yes, I Kennedy said when a newsman asked if he was glad the inquest finally had begun. Tlie senator had flown in by private plane a half-hour earlier from his home in Hyan- Jlis Porl on Cape Cod, Escorting the couple was Wil- liam Harry, a New York bank- ing securily expert who served as a body guard to Hie lale Rob- ert F. Kennedy, during the 1S68 presidential campaign. The first key figure to arrive was Edgartown Dist. Judge James A. Boyle, who showed up at the courthouse more than Iwo hours before the scheduled opening of the inquiry. In the next couple of hours, atlorneys for the parlies in the case showed up in separate groups. Dist. Ally. Edmund S. Dinis of New Bedford, who requested Ihe inquiry, arrived wilh a retinue of .three aides; and the five oth- er men and five young women who attended a cookout preced- ing the accident arrived sep- arately. network. He claimed that the network's broadcasters were "not free to tell the truth." Sinkovitz followed Lawrence with a sports report and in .a preliminary remark said: "Thank you, Bob, in more ways lhan one." He lold newsmen lat- er that he meant the remark as a "complete endorsement" of Lawrence's statements. Both men were relieved of Ihcir duties. The U.S. Command said it was investigating Lawrence's broadcast "to decide if. there was any violation of a military regulation." It said it would have no comment on the news- caster's charge until Ihe investi- gation was completed. College Aid Drive Near Fund Goal Coupon, Pg. 2A The Business AID Campaign, recessed during the Chrislimas and New Year holidays, is inching near Hie goal of Total of pledges and money Monday morning hit according to Joe Hodges, overall vice chairman of all divisions gilts. Morey MilleiTnan, overall chairman 'of (he current Business AID campaign, said Monday that he believed "we. will announce victory in abbul'a week." "Abilene business firms have been very generous in this said Millerman. "Most of the firms that have given gave more lhan they gave in he said. "We are asking those firms thai have not been contacted and intend lo make a grant to aid Abilene Christian College, Hardin-Simmons University and McMurry College to send in their checks or notices of pledging to Business Aid Box 369, H-SU said Millerman. he said, '-We would appreciate it very much if those fimis that have been contacted and intend to make a pledge, but haven't, would send in their pledges or checks." Business Alii an'ce for Intel-college Development (Business AID) is an organization through which men and women who are interested in today's youth and are concerned over (he financial needs of ACC, H-SU and McMurry can bolster the Abilene colleges' operaling budgets, said Millerman. Money received by. Business AID is distributed with 60 per cent divided equally and 40 per cent divided according lo enrollment ratio at the three colleges. WEATHER V. 5. DEPABTMEHT OF COMMERCE ESiA WEATHER BUREAU (Wealhtr Map, Pg. IB) ABILENE AND VICINITY fW-mlle radius) cloudy and turning much co'der loday and twv'gM. Intermillenl rain changing la this evening and ending lon'sgM. Tuesday, lo pvlly cloudy and cold. High ted if, low leo-gJil, 20-75; high Tuesday, 25-M. Cr-arce ol ra and snow toddy, BO per cenl; tonight, per cent. Northerly 5-15 m.p.h. v h gusls up 1? 35 m.p.h. jaler loddy. Hfgh ari tow lor 74-hou ending a.m.: J? lo J7- arj low jame tfaie I I year: 41 and la. .Sur.sot Iflst njsM: su rirt foday: 5tnscl Icn'igntr Hot Water, Pair Survive in Arctic ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Brendan Kilmurray and Ro- land McNeil found that shelter- ing in an igloo and drinking lots of hot water was one way to sur- vive rflcr Iheir. helicopter came down in Ihe Arctic wastes. Chipper and saying they felt fine, the two were flown therc Sunday from Umiat, a liny set- llcmcnt 40 miles from the wood- ed spot along the Chandler Riv- er where McNeil had set down llic helicopter 12 days earlier. For eight days McNeil, 34, nf Grnndview, Wash., and Kilmur- ray, 29, of New York City stayed wilh Ihs craft, which contained survival gear and food supplies. But New Year's Day (Key decided lo hike out. "We stumbled all over Iho said McNeil, "and I never fell EO many limes in my life." The temperature hovered around the -lO-bclow-zcro mark and it was light for only ahoul five hours each day. Three hours after they starlcd Ilicy were caught in a whilcoul, when Hie snow in (lie air and on Ihe ground combines to blot out the "So, we dug an igloo in the snow, on Ihe side of the river said Kilmurray. The Iwo crawled in wilh a blanket and Iho canvas engine cover from Ihe helicopter and holed up for two days. "We said McNeil, "but it was filful sleep." To lielp v.-ard off freezing they built a fiie and melted snow in tins lo obtain hot water. "Have a lot of Imt waler, drink it and it's was Kil- murray's advice. When it cleared Saturday morning, Ihe two used their map and a compass lo chart a course for Umiat. It look them 13 hours and they were without food. "You reach a level of hunger where it doesn't bollier you any Kilmurray said. The Iwo were on a 700-mile flight from the North Slope oil center of Prudhoo Bay lo An- chorage when Ihe generator and Ihe voltage regulator on their 206A jet hcllcoplcr quit. McNeil said Ihe batlery of the craft got so cold they were un- able lo operate the radio.'They saw search pianos but able to attract attention. The two bachelors came 'lo Alaska, last November, and met when Ihey joined Era Hclicopj ters, Inc., owner of Ihe downed craft.. i Asked how Ihey. got along.dur- ing their ordeal, McNeil re- plied: "He's'an Irishman and I'm a Scotsman'and'wo a lot and   

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