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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1970, Abilene, Texas WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TI-I YEAR, NO. 229 PHONE G734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, EVENING, FEBRUARY 2, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press lOc SUNDAY Budget Reflects Ax Marks Surplus By STERLING F. GUEEN Associated Press H'rllcr WASHINGTON (A.P) Presi- dent Nixon made good today his vow lo deliver a balanced budg- et for fiscal 1971, but its shaky J. E. Swenson Dies al 77 STAMFORD (RNS) John Emery Swenson, 77, manager of the Emery Ranch at Spur, died at GilS a.m. Monday ill Stamford Memorial Hospital, where he had been a paiiciil for nine weeks. Funeral will be al p.m. Tuesday at Ihc Bethel I.u'lieran Church with Ilev. Stan Jurgenson, pastor, and Senior Northern, minister of the Orient SI reel Church of Uirisl, officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in (lie Bethel Church Yard Cemetery under direction o! Kinhey Funeral Home. He was born July 27, 18D2, in Jones County, southwest of Stamford. For a number of years lie was employed by (lie Swenson Land and Cattle Co. and al one time was foreman of Ihe SMS [''lallop Faiich. From 1918 lo 1011 he lived on his own ranch near Lueders. In 1941 he moved lo Spur where lie was the manager of the Kmery Ranch. Survivors are his wife of Spur; four sons, John of Lucdcrs, Magnus of Eleclra, J. K. Jr., of Spur, and Carl of Stamford; one sister, Mrs. Burcc Taylor of Amarillo; two brothers, W. G. Swenson and A. M. G. Swenson, both of Stamford; M grandchildren; and one great- grandchild. on Cooperation by Congress f mf surplus- billion on a record billion spending was pinned on.a doubtful pros- pect of cooperation by Congress. Nixon's first buJgel message to Congress bore the marks of liib cost-culling II chopped 35.3 billion from overall defense oullays. clown lo billion for fiscal 1971; or billion for strictly military functions. U cancefcd or c'ut billion worth of domestic progviuus de- scribed as "low priority." Space spending was squeezed lo billion in a 12 per cent cutback. To help make meet, Nixon announced a speed- up, worth 51.2 billion in fiscal 1371, in Die Treasury's collec- tion of excise taxes and income taxes withheld by employers. Nixon asked for oilier reve- mic-baosler.s, some sure to meet heavy resistance in Congress. They included a variety o[ "user higher postal rates, a vast S571 million disposal of commodities from the nation- defense stockpile, and Hie sale of Ihe government-owned Alaska Railroad for upwards n[ 5100 million. The Iwo controver- sial sales alone reprcscnle-.l much more than half hi-j planned surplus. The 1971 budget was the na. lion's first ID cross the bil- lion mark. Bulging government costs has caused serious slipp- age in tlic current liscal 1970 buJgel also, Nixon disclosed. Willi outlays pushing up to billion. Nixon said, (he planned surplus ot billion on Swreou of the Tllli BUDGET DOLLAtt as pictured by Nixon <AP Wirrphoto Chart) Thornton Seekii Commissioner Post Mdden Jury election 'Glen E. Thonrton, 4C, filed for a place in Hie Republican primary Friday as a contestant for Ihe Taylor County commis- sioner's precincl four posilion, he announced Monday. Thornlon is the first counly Republican to file for a public office. In Ihe Democratic primary two men have filed for Hie pre- cinct four Thornton and Ihe incumbent, Jake McMillon. Sheila Thornton and Glen Thornton are not related. Glen Thornlon operates Ihe Texaco slalion al 270 S. Pioneer and does minor auto repairs. He has been in the slalion and repair business aboul 17 years and is a nalive Abilenian. "I filed because I think it'll give the people and volers a choice of parlies and candidales in that he said. Budget Is Nearly Per Person WASHINGTON (AP) Every man, woman and child in the Uniled Slales will have an aver- age of almost committed in Ihe new federal budget. The billion spending fig- ure, divided by the 205 million people Ihe government expects the 1970 census to show lor the nation's population, yields a share of each. Of lhal, ?358 will go for na- tional defense, for space programs, ?39 for education and manpower, for income se- curity programs and for in- terest on the national debt. Smaller amounts will go for a multitude ot other items. WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport .......27 Total (or Year .........30 Normal for Year..........95 ANSON ...................15 BALUNGER .............61 BRECKENRIDGE CfSCO ....................c" CLYDE ...................50 CITY........10 DE LtfON ................50 DUBLIN ..................52 GOREE ...................60 HAWLEY................20 PUTNAM .................M STAMFORD ..............VO SYLVESTER .............10 GLEN K. THORNTON GOP candidate Thornlon was born in Abilene in February, 1923, reared here, and gradualed from Abilene High School in 1841. He enlisted in Ihc Nnvy and was a licnlemml junior grade when he got mil in May, 1916. He has done Ihrce years of college work al Abilerc Chris- tian College, Texas Chrislian University, and Hardin-Simmons L'nivcrsily. He has also been a parlner in a home-building business and a partner in raising registered Hampshire and Durocs. Thornton is also a licensed real estate and insurance agent. He and his wife Billie have two girls, Kalhy, a sophomore at Lubbock Chrislian College, and Kerry, a junior al Abilene Ili.'jh School. The family home is 957 E.N. 13th. Thointnn is a mem- ber of Ihe College Church of Christ. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Wtalhcr Wip, Pg. 2A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (W-mlte It- wave for Ihll ares. Mobllv cloydy loday, with sllgtil chanct for inFormiltcnl rain or snow. Clearing and mL-di ccfcfcr lonfghl. Fair and cold Tuesday. today, O-M; tonfghl, 20; high Tuesday, in ire 30's. Norlherly winds, 10-30, wild gusls lo 30 m.p.h. Today, d'miiiilhlrq lonighl ana Ti-csday. Probflbillly of meaiurab'e prccrpiialion 3) per cent. Ovtloc'< for Wednesday, fair and warmer. High ard low (of H-ho'J-'s erxTrq a.m.: Ad And 39. High antf low lame dare last year: M ard Sunjrl Tail nlghl: sunrise today: 7-.3J; lunicl lonlthl: Jury selection began Monday in Abilene federal court in the Irial of Abilene businessman Claud McAden, charged wilh misdealings in Ihe records of Western Commercial Savings and Loan in 1066-67. A five-i'ounl indictment returned by a Wichita Falls grand jury last Sept. 23 contends thai McAden profiled by on five Iransactions. He was released on bond. McAden pleaded innocent lo all five coums lasl Ocl. 1 before Judge Leo Brewslcr. McAden was presidcnl and chairman of Hie Western Commercial Savings nnd Loan at Ihe lime, according to the indictmcnl, bul il is no longer in opcralion, U.S. Ally. Ekion Mahon of Kort Worth said. The indictment charges lhal McAden profiled from Ihc following Iransaclions: On Aug. 25, 1MG, he received through a Commercial loan of Iwo days earlier to Slo-Gay, Inc. On Aug. 25, 195G, he received through a loan of CLAUD McADEN local businessman by Aug. 23 lo -Slu-Gay, Inc. Western Commercial. On Nov. 3, 10G6, he received through a release of a pledged savings account by Western Commercial lo Slo- Gay Inc., on Nov. 2. On Dec. 2, 1D66, ho received Ihrough a loan made by Western Commercial to Gray-Mart, Inc., on Dec. 5. On March 3, 1067, he received from a loan made Ihc same day by Weslern Commercial lo Gray-Marl, Inc. Hi-Aden's attorney is Ronald McDeannan of Dallas. Prosecution aliorney is Asst. U.S. Ally. Alex McGiinchcy. nexl June 30 has shriveled to an estimated billion. Conspicuously missing was any cstimalc of fiscal 1971 cost of (he Vietnam war. Budget Di- rector Robert Mayo said only Ihat il would be "less" Ihan tlic billion estimated for 1970. Questioned rtpealedly by newsmen on Ihc omission, Mayo said (here were security reasons wauled lo "rcl.iin his flexibility" on forces involved and troops add- ed, in effect, Ihat efforts of Ihc previous administration lo iden- lily Viclnam Irom nun-Vietnam cusls were nol very reliable. "There is no real accounting support for such Mayo suid. The only major new program announced in Ihe Nixnn mi'K- sagc was a billion, five-year plan of federal grants for city waslc IrealiiH'iiI plants. To gel any of Ihat cnnslniclion money, however, stales and cilics will have lo come up wilh billion of their own funds lo match. But Kison named seven home-front programs including welfare, anlimmr and zniipiil- lution most urRC'iil domestic increased funds in fiscal 1071. "Reform is Ihc walclnvord nl this tlrj mes- sage proclaimed. The President wenl on: "This anti-inflationary begins the necessary priii-css of reordering our national priori- lies. "For Ihc first lime in Iwo dec- ades, the federal government will spend more money on hu- man resource programs ilian on national defense." Despile Hie money squeeze on the Pentagon, Nixon said his budget will enable the adminis- tration "to meet our internation- al rcsiwnsibilities by .seeking an honorable pence in Vielnam, by maintaining sufficient mililary power lo deter potential aggres- sors, (and) by exploring wilh Hie Soviel Union possible limila- tions on strategic arms In acknowledging Ihe govern- ment has missed by f21 billion Ihe billion budget ceiling decreed by Congress, in Ilia Isst session, Nixon said Ihe whole overrun was caused by the rise of "built-in costs for relatively uncontrollable is, inlcresl costs, welfare pro- grams and clhers legally au- thorized spend-.rg programs which Ihe executive lacks au- thority lo curtail. The seven domeslic needs la- beled "mosl iirgcnl" were as- signed these increases from fis- cal 1970 budget lolals: lo start Ihe Family As- sistance program payments, Ihc core of Nixon's proposed mas- sive overhaul of Ihc welfare sys- tem. When and if enacted, and Sec NIXON'S, Tg. 3A NEWS INDEX Amusements 13B Business Oullook...... 13A Bridge................5A Classified 10-12B Comici 9B Edilcrials BB Horoscope............. 5A I lospilaf Palients 2A OWIuories.............3A Sporls 10-12A To Your Good Health 4A TV Log 13A Women's News.........5A PHYLLIS siir.KTS AND TKLKIMIOMO vital livik in her vcililiiig plans (AP Wlrtsholo) one ATLANTA, Ga. (.M1) Weather permitting, au Atlanta woman anil a soldier stationed in Vielmun gel married telephone. ll's day for' Phyllis Sheets, 36, in Allanla, bul it's night for .S.Sfil. Paul D. Hales, 28, in Vietnam. Mrs. Sheels, a clerk-typist at the Allanla Army Depot, said she had one small worry. "Paul's never had trouble reaching me when he called during the daytime Iherc, which would be night here. flul lie tried lo call me last week when it was night there and day here and I never did get the call. "The people al 1-1. Mcl'licrson told me it's (he she added. "It's hard for Ihem lo get Ihc calls through when Ihe wealher is Bul warm weal her or cold, Mrs. Sheels said she would be in Ihe office of Judge Neil Leach when Hales, a career soldier stationed at Vung Tan, places Ihc call, lo be received al Kl. McPlierson and then Iransmitlcd lo Leach's office. This is the second marriage for both Mrs. Sheels and Hales, who met last year while both were working ?.t the Army depot. lie comes from Cumberland, N.C., and she was horn in Hamlin W. Va., bul has lived in Allanla for 10 years. Kales was assigned lo Viclnam three months agn and is teaching English lo Koulh Vielnamcse soldiers. His c.irrenl lour will be over in about nine months. The couple plnn lo honeymoon in Hawaii when Hales comes up for resl and recreation in April or May. "The day before Christmas I gol ;i Idler from him saying we could get married by lelcptione and you gel aboul half off ol plane fares and your hotel fare five if you're the wife of a suvvic.cnv.in, goiiiK to moci him on R and U." Mrs. Sheets said. No Shadow Due For Groundhog Tfial old groundhog has lillle chance of seeing liis shadow around luday if the presenl cloudiness, Flight drizzle, snow and cold conlinue throughout (he day in (lie area as pre- diclrcJ. Tradition has it thai if (he ground- hog doesn'l see his shadow, an early spring is in the offing. Traces of rain or snow were reported this morning al Haskell, Stamford, Winters, Colorado City, Knydcr, Knox Cily, Rotan and lirct-kcriridge. Weatherman C. K, Silchler this morning offered cold wave warnings for loniglu for Ihe area. He predicted inoslly cloudiness with slighl, inlermillent rain or snow, clearing and lurning much colder lonighl. The nine o'clock Abilene temperature of 39 degrees will probably he high for Ihe day, and Ihe low tonight is expected to be a cool 20. Northerly winds today of 10-20 m.p.h., (justing to 30, will diminish tonight and Tuesday, the weatherman snid. The outlook for Wednesday is for fair and warmer weather. Wesl Texas sandslorms blew up Sunday after the Wealher liureau had poslcd warnings for areas in Ihe Guadalupe-Davis Mountains. Great clouds of dust hit the Panhandle- Plains country Sunday in advance of a new norlhcr blowing off the Rocky Mountain snowficlds. Much colder fore- caslcrs warned, would penetrate into Kouth Texas by -Monday nighl. Isn't Abilene on the 'Wet' List? By ELLIE MUCKER and BETTY GRISSOM Q. I've heard about another Increase in laxes In order lo pay for (he t'ily's new insurance. Why arc we surrounded by "wet" towns when we could so easily be getting this exlra revenue and cut down on some oi these (axes? Conhl it be the faull nf any certain group? I fail lo understand IIic situation as it now slands. A. Abilene is dry because Ihe voters in 1902 voled lo make Taylor Ceunly dry, and subsequent elections have nol changed it. When local option came into being, Taylor Counly voted Aug. 30, 1933, against approval of beer by 926 voles, to On June 30, 1034, a 3.2 per cent beer election failed by only 35 voles of carrying Ihe city of Abilene; the local oplirm proposal was defeated lo No subsequent local option elections were found on county clerk's records here, although unsuccessful efforts were made several years ago lo gel up a petition for an clcclion in Abilene only. Local option elections may be held lor an entire counly, for an incorporate! cily, such as Abilene, or for a justice of Ihe peace precincl. Two Taylor County cities, Impact and Buffalo Gap, have approved sale of liquor and beer since a Texas Supreme Court ruling several years ago pcrmitlcd elections in cities or justice precincts even though Ihe entire county was legally dry. To call a loeal option election, a person or group must have petitions signed by 25 per cent of volers in 1he cily, justice precinct or counly who voted in Ihe last gubernatorial cleclion. For Abilene this would amounl lo about 5.6CO since more than voles were cast by Athenians in the Smilh-Eggers race, in 1068. Q. Please Inform me !f there Is an acllvc Weight Watchers Club In the Cily? A. I( Iherc Is they must be inactive because no one seems to know anything aboul them. Would you scllla for TOPS (Take Off Pounds TOPS members said they'd love lo have you join them. For further inlormalion-phone Mrs. W. T. Flayes, captain. at 672-9215, who is area Q. We tarry liability inr our 18-year- old son to drive and believe me we pay dearly. He hit Iiom behlnu while In Dallas and Ihc oilier man was given the ticket. The other man iliiln't have liability insurance. Now our son can'l collrcl the uorth ol damage ilone 1o his car. ahoul tills? A. 11 you haven't already, Ihe man that hit your son In pay for the damage. If he refuses, write to Ihe Dcpl. o[ Public Safely, Safety Responsibility, Box -1087 N.A.S., Austin, Texas, slating all Ihc details of the accident date, localion, names of involved persons, etc. lo sec if his car lags and driver's license have been 'aken away from him. 01 course, taking away his license and lags isnT going lo help you pay for your car. As a last rcsorl, you could hire an attorney bul il might not be worth il just for Q. I have experienced several Instances In which a sale advertisement for a store has hecn printed, only (o discover after visiting (lie stoie, that Ihc newspaper made an error. Either Ihc error was in price or (he Mem was not actually on sale. The stnrc did nol honor Ihc advcrlisemcnls. Another problem I have encounted is advertisement of a product for specified sale price; alter Inquiring at Ihc store, I founil that I would liave In purchase more (han one nl the sale llcm in order lo enjoy Ihe savings. A. Unfortunately, we do make errors in the ads you see in The Reporter News although the porcenlagc is very small, The Heporter-Xcvi's advertising director said. Sometimes we arc al fault, somclimcs Ihe slore, deparlmenl manager, ad wriler. Nevertheless, we do nol know of a single firm which deliberately misrepresent its advertising because to do so creates ill will. When the newspaper is at faull, the advertising dircclor writes a letlcr lo Ihp. slore so slating. If you do have complaints against a particular store, call Ihe Bcllcr Husiness Bureau and ihey will investigate it for you. Address questions to Action Line, Box 30, Ahllcnc, Texas 79501. Names will not be used hut questions must be signed anil address civcn.