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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1970, Abilene, Texas Mil IIIIIV 3 STAR FINAL I "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAR, NO. 220 PHONE 673.4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 24, 1970 THrRTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS IQc SUNDAY Nixon's Crime-Control Bill Is WASHINGTON (AP> _ The Senate passed Friday one of the major crime bills urged by President Nixon, a measure to arm .the government with new legal weapons to fight the Mafia and other underworld syndi- cates. Known as the Organized Crime Control Act, the bill was passed by a 72-1 vote sifter the Senate Dejected all amendments offered' by senators who con- tended some of its provisions trespass on individual rights. Sen. Lee Metcalf, D-Monl., cat the lone dissenting vote. The measure now goes to the House, where there is no pros- by Senate peel of early action on it. Nixon protested in his Stale of the Union address Thursday that none at the 13 anticrime bills he recommended last year has yet been passed by the Democratic controlled Con- gress. The Senate-passed bill is a bulky measure that was de- scribed by .Democrats and Re- publicans alike as the product of bipartisan efforts. It wrapped into one piece of legislation 10 separate bills. Sen. John L. MCClellan, D- Ark., floor manager of the bill, said its enactment is vital "to arrest and reverse the growlh of organized crime and end its vir- tual immunity from legal ac- countability." He said "criminal cartels" like the Mafia annually drain billions of dollars from the econ- omy through syndicated gam- bling, the narcotics traffic, loan sharking, infiltration of legiti- mate business and the takeover of labor unions. The bill for the first time would make largescale illicit gambling enterprises a -federal crime. These are defined as in- volving five or more persons, being in operation for more than 30 days, and having a gross take of as much as in any onej day. Bribery of local officials- such as police, prosecutors, or connection with ille- gal gambling activities also would become a federal crime. Another major feature of the bill is designed to root out rack- eteer infiltration of businesses and labor unions, through crimi- nal forfeitures and use of anti- trust concepts like divestiture, dissolution and reorganization, The bill provides also for ex- tra sentences of up to 30 years in prison for habitual and professional criminals and for leaders of organized crime. Other parts of the measure provide for a comprehensive re- vision and strengthening of the evidence gathering process in organized crime investigations and prosecutions. Some senators objected that these new procedures would not be limited to organized crime and could impair civil liberties. The American Civil Liberties Union appealed to all senators to reject the bill, saying it con- tained "manifold possibilities for abuse." These disputed sections of the bill would: for special grand juries empowered not only to AP Chief 'Enjoyed' Agnew's Press Criticism By ED N. WISHCAMPER Editor, The Rcporfcr-Ncws The president of the Associat- ed Press, Paul Miller, said here Friday he "actually enjoyed" Vice President Spiro Agnew's recent criticism of the news media. Miller made the observation during a short stop in Abilene at mid-day Friday while in Texas on business. He visited briefly at 'Hie Reporter-News and inspected the newspaper's building expansion now under con- struction. Then he was driven on a quick toiir of the cHy, ending at the airport, where he boarded his private plane to fly home to Rochester, N.Y. In addjjipn to heading the AP, Miller of Gannett one1 of the nation's largest newspaper chains head- quartered in Rochester. Miller said Vice President Agnew's remarks were "his way of responding to what he thought PAUL MILLER praise for Abilene had been criticism of the Nixon administration. "This is a free country and there is no reason why he shouldn't have the right to his Miller said in a plane-side interview. The AP chief stressed Agnew did not criticize all newspapers in general "though a lot of people assumed he did." "What he did was to criticize a couple of newspapers (the New York Times and ejlhe Washington Post) which had editorially criticized the administration and he wanted to gel back at them. I grant him as much right to respond as the newspapers have to' make editorial criticism. "All newspapers are fair .game, for-criticism, just as are all Miller declared. Miller said the Associated Press is now doing Its best job and making the most progress in hislory under direction of General Manager Wes Gallagher. He was particularly pleased with the quality the AP is able to maintain in its personnel. Miller says "readers will get better looking, easier to read, more colorful newspapers in the future. In addition to that, newspapers are improving qualitatively and continue to be the absolute basic element of our communities. "We have many other media thai are useful, that we enjoy, but the newspapers have a distinctive, role and seem to be emerging stronger among all the media because of their role as a community Miller said. He foresees exciting possibilities pt elec t ro n i c distribution of newspapers in the future. Miller volunteered generous praise of Abilene and Tlie Reporter News. "I think The Reporter-News is building a wonderful building, and it is doing a great job here." Miller said he was "thrilled to visit a city with such fine high- ways, public and educational facilities-as Abilene has. It Is eturn indictments but to Issue eports concerning misconduct y public officials and organized rims conditions. An amendment by Sen harles E. Goodell, R-N.Y., to rike out this report-writing au hority was defeated 59 to 13. a new general immu ity law under which a person ould be compelled to testify not- ithsianding his assertion ol is 5th Amendment protection gainst self-incrimination. I would protect him from prose nition on the basis of anything e said but not from prosecution ased on other evidence. the no-bail im risonment for contempt or re alcitrant witnesses who refuse o testify after a grant of Immu ity. for a perjury con iction based on manifestly con radictory statements unde ath, doing away with the two itness and direct-evidenc the attorney gen ral to provide protective cuslo y or otherwise protect organ zed crime witnesses and their amilies, at their request. the use of deposi ions to be used in trial of crimi lal cases, as a safeguar gainst gangland vengeanc igainst a witness. restrict defense ac essv'to to. de ermine if evidence was oj) alned through illegal wiretap ing or other unlawful means in amendment by Sen. Philip Hart, D-Mich., and Edward M. Kennedy, DMass.; to strlk his section was rejected 53 t 0. WEATHER U.I. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE EISA WEATHER BUREAU (WMthir Pg. JA) ABILENE AND VICINITY radius) Partly ctoudy and a mile warmer Saturday through Saturday night. High Saturday 72 with a low Saturday night around O. Hloh Sunday 75. Winds Saturday toutherly at 1005 m.p.h. No rain TEMPERATURES Frl. a.m. Frl. p.m. 33 33 33 27 35 39 45 S3 3-00 1200 High and low for M-hours ending 9 f.m.: 67 and 27. and Jow same last ywr: 7X it. Sunset last'ntahl: lunrlM today: sunset loofeht: Baromeftff reading at y p.m.: 9 p.m.: 99 vw cent. Lottery Number 60 Limit Could Leave Draft Short By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Selective Service officials in 15 states said Friday it was unlikely they would be able to fill their February draft allocalions thought they could meet their quotas. because of federal orders (hat month of operation for the new they go no higher than lottery draft system No. 60. Officials in another 15 states and New York City said they were unable to predict the effect of the celling at this time. Officials in 16 stales and the District of Columbia said they No. 30 to try and insure that the lottery numbers are called Smith Named President Of Mormons Officials in four states could relatively uniformly throughout not be reached for comment. February will be the second Nixon .signed that into President law last November. Eligibility was determined by a lottery-by- birthday drawing last Dec. 1. In January Selective Service system suggested local boards go no higher than lottery the nation. In Washington, an official pokesman for Selective Service lational headquarters, which irdered the February ceiling Tuesday, said state and local wards would be expected to go no higher than No. 60 even il hat left them short. The spokesman agreed, In an wer to questions, that if this meant Selective Service nation wide would fail to meet the total 'entagon call for men in February, then the Defense De >artment would have to seek additional men in a later call to make up the difference. Asked whether this meant Disem Beat led Tne lengthy tresses of Beatle John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, are a thing of the past. Here's how they look after a visit to a barber in Den- mark. Despite the clipping, Lennon kept his beard. (AP Wirephoto) hat the point of the February ?eiling was to determine wheth er, in fact, the call could be mei under such a restriction, the pokesman replied, "You've go t exactly." Without the ceiling, there might be a wide difference in ottery numbers of men called by local boards. The variance could come when one loca has a large pool of men spread evenly over the lottery while In another board's poo he distribution of birthdays i: far from the national norm. example the latter oc curred in Muskogee County Oklahoma, where the boan a youth who is No. 366 When notified of the action the state director sent out Instruc tions to cancel calls to anybody above No. 60. Another reason (or the celtlni. Is that some local boards tnlgti be short on low-numbered men early In the year because of de ferments due to expire later. The White House, Selectlv .Service and Pentagon official want to avoid inequities tha could result from such dispart ties. SALT LAKE CITY (AP) toseph Fielding Smith, a. tough minded fundamentalist who Mormonism's foremost theolo ;ian, Friday was chosen pres dent of the Church of Jesu ihrist of Laller-day Saints. He succeeds David 0. McKay who died Sunday. Smith, 93, was selected by th Mormon Council of the Twelv Apostles, which assumes contri at the death of a church pres dent. Smith was the council president and senior apostle. His selection must be ratifiec >y the world's 2.8 million Mot mons, but this is a formality. Harold B. Lee, 70, was namec o succeed Smith as head of th council, thus becoming heir-a; >arent to the presidency. Smith, whose health is gener ally good despite his advanm years, says ''A man should er retire" and sticks to a ous schedule. NWS INDEX AmuMminti 41 Astrology 101 TOB Church Newi <A Cluiifitd 11-151 Cemici 71 Editorial] 31 Form Ti, 161 101 2A Oil ISA 10-13A TV Le, 4A TV Scout 4A Women'. 2, JB Mouse House This white mouse maintained his residence in a pay telephone in a coin-operated laundry In Man- assas, Va., for three days before he was evicted by the telephone company; (AP Wirephoto) Bolivia CIA Office Out LA PAZ, Bolivia <AP) Bolivian government said Fri- day it lias uncovered a down- town La office run by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agen- cy and that it will ask for the re- moval from Bolivia of any Americans involved in the CIA "center of operations." Interior Minister Col. Juan Ayoroa said the office was dis- covered in the last few days and contained, radio transmitting and telephone bugging equip- ment. He said any employees in his ministry found to be involved with the CIA will be dismissed immediately and legal charges will be brought against them. He added he will ask the armed forces high command to set up a committee to Investigate CIA activities in Bolivia. In Washington, the CIA de- clined comment on the charges. The undercover office was re- ported found in the Sopocachi area of La Paz. Alleged CIA interference In Bolivian affairs has been a hot issue here since 1967. In 1968, former Interior Minisler Anto- nio Arguedas said the CIA had even infiltrated the Bolivian se- cret service. Ayoroa remarked Friday on his predecessor's statement: "From what we have discov- ered, the denunciation made hy Mr. Arguedas has a' lot of truth in it." Arguedas is currently in asy- lum in the Mexican Embassy. Eat a Chocolate Banana for MOD If you're In the mood for riding a tricycle, head to the Taylor County Coliseum tonight at p.m. for the TAP (Teens Against Paralysis) Carnival. Local teens will begin setting up their booths at 10 a.m. today for the March of Dimes. The fun includes tricycle races, jailhouses, marriage booths, sponge throws, spook fortune tell- ing booths and dozens more. If you're hungry there'll be things like pizza booths and ice cream parlors. One of the more exotic foods served this year will be frozen bananas dipped in chocolate. This year carnival-goers won't have to face chilly winds or rain since the event is inside the coliseum. Last year's Tap Carnival was held on the West Texas Fairgrounds. TAP booths will be judged at p.m. today, and the winning booth will receive Admission Is and the carnival will be open from to p.m. It's all for the March of Dimes, and teens are aiming for Registrations M.091 Applications Frl........... 191 1969 Total............... Record (1958) Deadline Jan. 31. ANCIENT FILLINGS SHOW Dentistry Isn't 'Young WASHINGTON (AP) Evidence that rather efficient denistry was practiced among prehistoric American Indians possibly almost years earlier than previous evidence of therapeutic tooth-filling anywhere in the -world-has been uncovered accidentally at the Smithsonian Institution: Dr. Lucile E. St. Hoyme, a Smithsonian anthropologist, and Dr. Richard T. Korttzer, a Glen Burnle, Md. dentist, reported Friday that they said they recently found unmistakable signs of two beautifully filled teeth in a jawbone excavated In 1938 from an ancient Indian burial mound in the St. area. The teeth were filled with a cement-like substance. The researchers Indicated that the dental aspects of the jawbone believed to be that of a woman aged about 43 had gone unnoticed for many years among rows of skulls in the Smithsonian's cabinets until Koritzer began his sleuthing in a new "monumental detective sponsored by the famed institute. and Dr. St. Hoyme set out to examine skulls In the Smithsonian collection "In an effort to discover the origins and history of dental diseases among the populations of the world." In addition to, the two filled teeth In the Indian woman's to be from somewhere between 900 and 1200 A.D., and possibly even researchers have uncovered these other finds, according to Smithsonian spokesmen: of a molar that was at least being prepared for a filling-job found In a prehistoric Indian man's skull unearthed from the same St. Louis area. This skull was estimated to date from around 1200 A.D. and, until the Indian woman's Jawbone was checked for dentistry evidence, had constituted "the first evidence of a tooth preparation from therapeutic reasons in any prehistoric or ancient population." that Egyptians of the 6th and 12th dynasties suffered only 2 to 3 per cent decay, while those of the 18th dynasty had up lo 90 per cent incidence. evidence has been uncovent so far that the ancjef? Kgyptians had undergone dental treatment.