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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1970, Abilene, Texas gfoilrne Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT i i 5 89TH. YEAR. NO. 231 PHONE G73-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 4, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Assodnic.l I'res, (VPJlOc DAILY-20c SUNDAY Nixon Asks Pollution End Million Progrom Set Up for 3 Years FACIAL FOLIAGE It was a long way from the jungle so this Moor Macaque monkey grabbed for the nearest urban under- growth, a beard belonging to Brad House, curator of mammals at the Bronx Zoo. Occasion was the annual meeting of the New York Zoological Society at Lincoln Center's Philharmonic Hall in New York City on Tuesday. (AP Wircphoto) Can Employer Be Forced To Pay Social Security? NOTE: A number of Abilcnians keep yard lights burning all nighl! we ran a question from a person who complained ot a neighbor's bright yard light keeping the writer awake. Several people in different parls of Abilene have written to say they know they arc (lie person complained of, and defended the action. Each "knew" who was complaining. However, for their benefit, Action Line would.like to urge you not lo "accuse" loo quickly; none of the letter writers live in the neighborhood of the original letter writer. Q. The last three months of 1969 I drove a truck. My employer rtlrtn'l lake out any money (or my Social Security. I have asked him In pay his part, as I am willing lo pay my part, hut he He says I'll have to pay all of It. Can he make me pay all (lie Social Security? A. Were you an employe or were you contracted lo do the job? If you were contracted to do the job you'll have lo pay all Ihe Social Security. If you were an employe of the company, it must pay its half. For further informalion conlacl Ihe local Internal Revenue Office by calling 677-9146. Give full details lo determine if you are considered self employed. Q. I have a brother In Vietnam. About how long would It lake for him to receive a letter Irom Abilene? A. If it is mailed from Abilene from Ihe Barrow Street Post Office by p.m. or Ihe Main Post Office by 8 p.m., it will leave Abilene the same day and under normal conditions will arrive in Vielnam within three days via Air Mail, poslal officials here-say, Q. In order to .have a more accurate evaluation of our school system's effectiveness, why don't By EU.IE nUCKEK and BETTY GRISSOM Ihe students evaluate teachers? This can he done by a written questionnaire and unsigned. A. This lias been tried in other schools and in some instances when handled properly, il is effective, says a school official. However, he said, these evaluations aren't always reliable because many students have a tendency to berate or praise Ihe teachers according to their personal feelings rather than Iruc evaluation of Ihe teacher. Q. What Is tlie origin of Race Relations Sunday, which Is observed on HIE second Sunday In Fchniary as an inter- rtenominalloiial observance? A. Itace Relations Sunday was first observed in February 1923 when several churches held communion services. A message for Race Relations Sunday was issued for 41 years by the Council of Churches, hut it was discontinued in 1965 by the Department of Racial and Cullural Relations since it felt that "Ihe Negro revolution, as part of the social upheaval and change taking place in our society, was sufficient stimulant for Christians in most communities lo plan and create appropriate social action in the area of human rights and justice." Some denominations have continued the observance and Race Relations Sunday remains as a designated observance in the calendar of the Chrislian year. Address questions to Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 796M. Names will not he used but questions must be signed and address given. WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon, calling Ihe federal government "one of the nation's worst today ordered all federal facilities lo climinale a'ir and water pollulion. He set up a million pro- gram for the next three years to provide government leadership in the pollulion control effort and called [or all existing feder- al facilities to comply with his clear air and water order by Dec. 31, 1972. Nixon said his order will af- fect buildings and installations, public works, aircraft and ves- sels and vehicles and properly owned by or construcled or manufactured for the federal government. Nixon has proclaimed im- provement of Ihe nation's envi- ronment as a prime priority of the 1970s. And, he said in a statement is- Defroil's Police Boss Quits Post By JOHN R. SMNNER Associated Press Writer CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) William P. Ellpjiburg quit loday as chief of police, after less than two weeks on the job. Mayor Carl B. Slokes named Inspector Lewis Coffey, 58, lo succeed El- lenburg, whom he said was "a victim of unproven accusa- tions." Ellenburg quil "in order that he mighl lake Ihe steps he con- siders necessary for the welfare of himself and his Slokes said. Stokes returned Tuesday night from Detroit, where he made a personal investigation into alle- gations By an allorney that El- lenburg had shared in bribe money while an officer on the Detroit police force. Stokes, who earlier called the bribe allegations unsubstantiat- ed said he returned from De- troit with "no new information on Mr. Ellenburg's record." Ellenburg, has threatened to sue both lawyer Lawrence and the Detroit Free Press, which printed Burns' allegations. Burns had charged that Ellen- burg shared in tribes aimed at protecting a Detroit abortion clinic several years ago. Ellen- burg denied the charge, which was made less than one week after his appointment to replace ousled Cleveland Police Chief Palrick Gcrity. The resignalion of the police chief is the fourth of the Slokes adminislration. Slokes met Tuesday night at his home with Ellenburg and Lt. 'Jen. Benjamin O. Davis USAF named cily safety director. Ellcnburg, 50, had retired aft- er 27 years on the Detroit police force. He was safety direclor at Grosse I'ointe Park, a Detroit suburb, before being named lo Ihe Cleveland chief's job. NEWS INDEX Amusements 2B Bridge UA Business Outlook 10B Classified 6-lOB Comics 5B Ediloiials..............AB Horoscope............ Hospitcl Patients 4A Obituaries.............3A To Your Good Health 7 A TV Log.............. IDA Women's News........2.3B sued at the White House loday: "Over the past several years, the federal government has be- come one of the nation's worst polluters. Clearly the federal government cannot be an effec- tive leader in the Latlle lo save the environment so long as Ihis inlolcrable situation continues." In a move he said was aimed at getting Ihe federal govern- ment "to sweep its own door- step Nixon issued an cx- oculivc order requiring lhal all fredcral projects or installations "be designed, operated nnd maintained so as lo conform with air and -water quality anil future arc established under federal legislation." Russell E. Train, Nixon's newly designated chairman of Die Council on Environmental Quality, said that the Depart- ment of Defense is the largest single agency of government in- volved in pollulion problems. Train paid, for example, the Military Academy al West Poinl will need about million lo improve its now iniulcqii'iflo treatment of sewage that is pol- luting Hie Hudson Hlvor in New York. In addition lo this latest direc- tive, President Nixon plans to send a message lo Congress on bis plans for an environmental quality program in Hie next 10 days, presidential press secre- tary Ronald L. Zicgler said. N'ixou s.rid thai similar anli- pollulion orders have been is- sued in the pasl but the require- ments were "ambiguously worded, poorly enforced and generally ineffective." I MOTHER NATURE'S ICY LACE CURTAINS Willi the temperature well below zero, this view of Lake; Michigan waves pounding the shore south of Fullcrlon Avenue in Chicago is framed in icicles hanging froni guard rail on a breakwater. Tallest building on skyline is the John Hancock building. The billcr cold pushes south from the plains into the East and South. (AP Wircphoto) Dr. Ransom At C-C Event March Dr. Harry H. Itansom, chan- cellor of the University of Texas System, will be Ihe speaker al the annual Abilene Chamber of Commerce banquel Thursday, March 12, at Taylor County Coliscum. Tliis announcement was made Wednesday morning at a press conference at the Chamber by Ed N. Wishcampcr, firsl vice president. Wishcamper said lhat Ihis year's theme would be on educa- tion "and we sought a man who is ideal lo fit into this theme and Dr. Ransom is just that." Slogan for the banquet is "Seeking Grealness for Abilene." "Dr. Hansom is well known among cducalors and laymen and is a man who is very sound in educational Wishcamper said. He also announced lhat at Ihe bann.uet the "Citizen of the Year Award" will be made and Ihe new Chamber president will be installed. Master of ceremonies will he Harold Crawford, Chamber president. Banquet time is p.m. Dr. Ransom was born in Galveslon Nov. 22, 1908. He joined the Main University faculty in Austin in 1935 as a part-time instructor in English. He advanced through the teach- ing ranks, reaching full David Kennedy's Word Lifts Market NEW YORK (AP) The stock market, starved for an en- couraging word, feasled Tues- day on remarks by Treasury Secretary David M. Kennedy in- dicating that lower interest rates may be just around the corner. "That happy day may be clos- er to hand lhan most people he said in a speech that triggered a rally on Wall Street. Sluggish until Kennedy's siatemcnt reached investors, the market broke loose in heavy trading. The Dow Jones indus- trial average rocketed from a loss of 3.37 points lo a gain of more lhan'IB. and closed ahead 11.02 al 757.46. Volume on the New York Stock Exchange soared to 16.05 million shares. Kennedy, addressing 300 busi- ness executives al a savings bond campaign luncheon, said: "Once the inflationary psy- chology is broken and the.busi- ness community and the public in general begin to look forward lo greater stability, interest rales will drop lo a more rea- sonable level and olhcr salutary effects will be felt throughout the economy." In answer (o a later news conference question as lo when interest rates would decline, Kennedy said: "I don't have a dale." Monetary restrictions have been named by brokers as the main cause of Ihe market's sharp decline in recent, months. Lasl Dec. 18, when Arthur F. Burns, then chairman-designate of the Federal Reserve Board, said he hoped (he board would reconsider its money policy, the industrial average jumped to a gain of 1186 points al Ihe close. The average rose 10.36 points on Dec. 24 after Paul W. Mc- Crackcn, President Nixon's chief economic adviser, said current monetary policies could not be continued indefinitely without hurting Ihe economy. The market advanced moder- ately Monday after a suggestion by Nixon thai credit restraints could be loosened. Investors, at least Initially, seemed to ignore Tuesday some words o( caution Interlaced among Kennedy's optimistic re- marks. In this vein, he said that for "those who doubt the determi- nation of our anti-inflation effort I want to say as strongly as I can that Ihey arc badly mis- taken. We will continue our poli- cies of reslrainl until we have restored basic health and stabil- ity lo the economy." HARRY RANSOM UT chancellor professorship in 1947. His administrative tasks be- gan in 1951. when he became as- sistant dean of the Graduate School. He served as associate dean of Ihe Graduate School in 1953-54, moving on to the dean- ship of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1954 until 1957. Dr. Ransom became vice president and provost of the Main University in 1956, and served in lhat position until I96D, when he was named president, lie succeeded Dr. Logan Wilson as chancellor in 1961. Dr. Ransom's progress through a scries of key univer- sity positions has been marked by a flair for imaginative planning. Dr. Ransom received a Bach- elor of Arts degree in 1928 from the University of Ihe Soulb where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Ho Amnesties Planned GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) Tile government an- nounced amnesties will be granted to many prisoners lo mark Republic Day Feb. 23. Those convicted o( offcn-cs in- volving firearms and explosives will remain jailed, a spokesman said. Guyana got its independ- ence from Britain (oar years ago. look two graduate degrees from Yale of Arts, 1930, and Doctor Phi- losophy, 193S. He has also studied at Harvard University of London The University of the South, Baylor, Trinity and Texas Christian Universities have awarded him honorary degrees. Before joining the University of Texas faculty, Dr. Ransom laughl English and journalism al North Dakota Slate Teachers College (1930-32 and and English and history at Colo- rado State College In 1939 he organixcd a re- search program for the Inter- national Copyright League in I.ondon. He is a former chair- man of the league's historical commission. During World War II Dr. Ransom was on duty four years wilh the Army Air Force, lie al- laincd the rank of major and re- ceived the Legion of Merit for work in intelligence, lie has served as chairman of a nation- al panel which advises Ihe Secretary of the Air Force on HOTC programs. Follies Full House Seen For Tonight Approximately advance lickcls have been sold lo Dycss AFB personnel for "Dycss AFB night" Ihe opening night of Ihe Ice Follies scheduled for Wed- nesday. LI. 'Richard Hill of Personal services al Dycss said he felt sure Unit they would have a sell- out by showtime since they had all day Wednesday lo sell tickets. Hill said lhat a booth would be set up at the Taylor County Coliseum between 6-8 p.m. Wed- nesday lo sell remaining tickets. Uclly Graham, advance pub- licist for Ihe Ice Follies, said that the stage crew began moving equipment into the coliseum Wednesday morning. "All the props, scenery, and costumes will be moved onto the ice Wednesday she .said, "and then scl up Wed- nesday aflcrnoon." The crew will be working all day Wednesday, she said, an Ihere is no rehearsal Ihe day of the shoiv. Several local musicians have been Jiircd to "give depth'1 lo Hie taped music for the per- "We have a director, a percussionist and organist who travel with Ihe she said. Hill said lhat Dyess is hon- oring the entire cast at a buffet following Wednesday night's performance al the Officer's Club. The Tec Follies cast and crew arrived in Abilene Monday and look Ihe day off Tuesday, according to Mrs. (Jrnhnm. Work on Ihe man-made ice rink began at a.m. Monday. Performances will be al 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday with malinees al 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and the final performance at 6 p.m. Sunday. 12 Men Killed LOlilENT, France (AP) A French navy patrol plane crashed into a hillside today, killing all 12 men aboard, short- ly after it look off from Ihe base at Lann-Kihouc. The plane was a Neptune. "WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSft WEATHER BUREAU Map, Pq. 4AJ ABILENE AND VICINITY (JO-mllt lill'p tulav; fafr and cc-cter Thursday. Hitjh abcui 65; low lonighl, 14; h.qh If-.ursrfay. 60, Southerly vjinds IccUy al li-W m p.n., Ij wfheriy al 12-1S m ph. en Trvj'sdjw. hTqh arxl 24 hours trying 9 J.TI.: 51 ,ind 37. and sa-ne fait year: S7 lasr n'ghl: sunrise el fc-.JS. I aria y: Lennons Give Hair To 'Black House' LONDON (AP) Bealle John I-cnnon and his wife Yoko Ono donated two generous sheafs of Ihcir shorn locks to the cause of a black-oriented organization lo- dny. The gift was accepted by Ab- dul Malik, the 37-year-old Rrilhs Black Muslim leader who, as Michael X, was imprisoned in 1967-68 for preaching anliwhite violence, Malik's organization "Black occupies seven ramshackle buildings in north London's Holloway Road. Malik said he plans lo turn Ihe proper- ly into "a central interest or- ganization lo cater for Ihe spe- cial needs ol the colored pie." Said Nennon: "Yoko and I are in. peace, These people are trying lo do commu- nity work and we're helping in our usual way by supplying the publicity." Yoko disclosed: "John is also Ihinking of doing a poster with the slogan 'Black and White arc beautiful' to replace Ihe llicmc that only black is beautiful." Malik said Ihe hair, snipped from the Ixumons during a re- cent vacation in Denmark, would be auctioned lo Ihe highest bid- der but did not yet know where or when. In exchange for the neatly packaged hair', Malik presented the Lennons with a pair of box- er's shorts he said were given him by former world heavy- weight boxing champion Mu- hammad All, Cassius Clay.