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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES'.WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAH, NO. 233 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 6, 1970 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Preu SUNtiAV Worker Wrecks Mirror Valued At Million HAPPINESS IS WAHM FEET Dr. Paul Belvedere, his son, They put Snoopy's toward the chimney to keep them J. P., 11, and Mrs. Belvedere, have the caiioon character, warm. Happiness is warm feet in a Minnesota winter, Charlie. Snoopy, on the snow-covered roof of their Minneapolis home. Brown. (AP Priests Soy They'll Offer Nine Theses TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) On Oct. a German monk named Martin Luther lacked 96 theses on the door of a church and set olf a religious revolution which has never really ended. A group of Mexican-American priests meeting' here this week have decided to do the same .thing in April in California. The group, Mexican-American Priests Associated for Religious, Educational and Social-nights, (PADTtES) said they will present nine theses to the National Catholic Conference of Bishops when it meets in San Francisco this spring. The stormy four-day session resulted in the'proposition's which the priests hope will prevent poor Mexican-Americans from "drowning in a sea of miserable poverty." Ore of the major proposals is the church Should set up a special office to aid failing Catholic schools. The PADRES also want the church's pro- posed lay deacon system to be altered to include poor Mexican-Americans. PADRES urged the church to appoint Mexican-American bisliops in the areas predominately "Chicane1' like East. Angeles, San Antonio, and Brownsville, Tex. Another more polilical proposal is the urging of the church to support the grape boycott organized by the Farm Workers Organizing Committee in California. Letters Rap Diaper Search Decision SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) A judge who ruled that police can't search a baby's diapers has received more than 100 letters calling him "everything under the sun from a Communist on down." The letters from as far away as Florida are "all ridiculous and slanderous but my shoulders are Municipal Court Judge Ted Krumm said Thursday. "I make no apologies to anyone for my decision." Krumm held recently that a police search of a 9-monlli-old girl's diapers for heroin was unconstitutional because babies have the same rights as their parents. Authorities were prosecuting the child's mother for possession ol heroin. "I've -slopped counting the number of irresponsible letters calling me everything under the sun from a Communist on the judge said. "The matter is closed as far as I'm concerned." Nixon Seeks to Close Government-People Gap By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) President Nixon and a Cabinet learn' blended pollution problems with practical politics today as part, of a campaign to bring govern- ment closer lo the people. The President started trying to close tfie- gap. alter conference with mayors of middle-sized cities in Indianapolis Thursday. Then lie had.a chance to see air pollution.from Ihe air on a flight to ChlCttgo past smoking plants at the tip of Lake Michi- gan. Nixon's big jet landed at Chi- cago's O'Hare Field. He sfiifled to a helicopter there that lifted him over Ihe city to Mcigs Field on tlie lake front for a civic re- ception at which Democratic Mayor Richard J. Daley didn't stint the honors. There were fireworks and fire boats and hundreds of balloons soaring into the sky. And hun- dreds of people were (in hand, some of them young Republican standard bearers, lo shout greetings. In advance of an anlipollution conference with the governors .of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan, the first thing on the schedule today was an in- spection of a pioneering sewage water treatment plant. The plant is in Hanover Park, a 25-mile helicopter flight north- NEWS INDEX Amusements I 1B Bridge 5A Classified 5-10B Comics 4D Editorials 2B Horoscope............ 15A Hospital Patienls........6A Obituaries 7 A Sporls I2.I3A To Your Good Health------5A TV Log.............. 128 Women's News.........3B west from the Chicago Loop. Since September 1968 it lias been turning polluted water inlo 93 per cent pure water which in- dustry can use. The President also is doing a bit of pioneering in Ihc Midwest., He flew liis Urban Alfairs Council, made up mainly of Cabinet, members, from Wash- ington to'Indianapolis to confer with nine mayors from over the nation on puzzling urban prob- lems. Never before -had the council met oulsidc of Washing- ton. Nixon brought his Cabinet Friday Tickets For Ice Follies Still Available The Ice Follies International Texas Premiere was virtually sold out for the second straight night Thursday as "civilians" got their first glimpse of the show that opened Wednesday for .1 Dycss Command Performance. Performance. Only a few scattered seals were empty. The sections at the end of the coliseum next to the bandstand were not sold because of poor visibility. Local Follies spokesman Maureen Easlus said plenty of tickets are available for Friday night's performance, as well as for the-four weekend shows: Saturday at 1 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 6 p.m. committee on environmental the same men Chicago to discuss with the quarlet of lake slate governors his aims and hopes for what lie has termed a "now or never" campaign lo wipe out pollution anil save the environment in the 1370s. The presidential expedition lo the lake area had Us political touches. Nixon pumped hands and made short talks at almost every opporlunity. Republican stalwarts with placards and cheers greeted him on his arriv- als in both Indianapolis and Chi- cago. Antiwar demonstralors turned up in both but without causing any notable trouble. Their shculs and chanting could be heard in Ihe distance when Nixon was speaking to a crowd in the plaza before the In- dianapolis City-County Building. About 150 more circled on the sidewalk outside the Slieraton- Blackstone Hotel on Michigan Avenue in Chicago below the windows of a ballroom where Gov. and Mrs. Richard Ogilvie gave a champagne and hors cl'oeuvrcs reception for the President and Mrs. Nixon. The mayors and the President agreed that Iheir two-hour ses- sion in Indianapolis was reward- ing. Nixon told reporters it was a good conference because the mayors "laid it right on the line." The Follies' Unique Sitter While Richard and Patsy Tipping work with the Ice Follies at the County Coliseum, they have a unique babysitter for their 8-month-nId Follies truck driver Vic Pralcikas. Staff writer Jim Conlcy interviews Pralcikas on his 'duties' on Pg. 1-R. KORT DAVIS, Tex. (AP) The Jeff Davis County sheriff said today a drunken employe of the McDonald Observatory used a pislol to destroy the Jl million reflective mirror of the third largest telescope in the world. Sheriff W. B. Medley said the tnan forced Iwo oilier observa- tory employes at gunpoint to lower the observatory's giant 107-inch mirror and then shot it out. "He was just plain said Sheriff Medley who was called to Ihe lonely installation on Mt. Locke in Ihe Davis Mountains of Far West Texas. "He didn't give any reason for the sheriff said. "He offered no resistance when I arrested him." The sheriff used the phrase, "completely bul the mirror is 12 inches thick and it is possible that the mirror was only that would result in destruction. The University of Texas oper- ates the observatory. The million new complex, including the million mirror, was built under contract from (he National Aeronautics a.nd Space Agency. At the University of Texas In Austin, a spokesman for the university said details of the damage are not yet available. The sheriff Identified the man who did the shooting as Jack Hyde, In his early 30s. He is an equipment technician and had been at work only a few days. The sheriff prepared charges of malicious destruction of prop- erty worth more than "I have (he man in custody and he's not doing any said the sheriff at mid-moniing. "He's still kind of fuzzy." Medley said the man used a Blast Rocks 9 ra.m. automatic pistol (o shool the mirror. Disl. Ally. Bill Earncy said at Marfa lhal (lie maximum punishment upon conviction un- der the charge is Irom 2 to 20 years imprisonment. It took specially-trained opti- cians working 24 hours a day for about, a year to complete Hie delicate grinding Job on the telescope. In the final stages of the sen- sitive process, only one man was able to execute the pre- cision touches where a slight mistake could have ruined the instrument. The reflector was completed in 1MB. Egyptian Frogmen Blow Up 2 Ships TEL AVIV (AP) Egyptian frogmen blew holes in the sides of two Israeli navy supply ships in Rilat harbor early today, sinking one and causing the oth- er to be beached. A short while later, Israeli apparent retaliation Egyptian military targets deep inside Egypt and along the Suez Canal, the Israeli military command said. A spokesman said Israeli planes bombed and slrafed bunkers, artillery and antiair- craft gun sites In the northern sector ol the 103 mile-long ca- nal. About three hours later, a communique said, Jsracli'planes hit a military camp at Tel el- Kabir, west of Ismallla, and art ammunition storage depot at Ganadla in Ihc Nile Valley. The strikes were reported lo have lasted more Ihan six hours. All planes returned safe- ly, the spokesman said. It was the eighth Israeli air raid deep into Kgypt since Jan. 7 and the third against Tel cl- Kabir, located about 30 miles from Ismailia. Later in the day two Egyptian Jet fighter-bombers streaked across the Suez Canal and at- tacked a U.N. observation post near the southern end of the canal, an Israeli spokesman said. The spokesman made no men- tion of casualties to U.N. per- sonnel but said, two other Egyp- tian planes made bombing runs south of Port Taufiq and wound- ed one Israeli soldier. An Egyptian milllary spokes- man in Cairo confirmed Israeli suspicions Egypt was responsi- ble for the attack at Eilat. Israeli military censors would not allow newsmen to Identify or describe the ships atlacked, but the Egyptian, spokesman said they were the lank carrier Beit Shafei and the troop trans- port Beit Yam. Hoth were being prepared for a milllary opera- lion, Ihe spokesman claimed. Ships of those names are not listed in .lane's Fighting Ships, the standard reference on na- vies of Ihc world, bul apparent- ly both ships were landing craft 50 to 100 feet long. It was the second attack in three months by Arab frogmen in Eilal, Israel's southern port at the head of the Gulf of Aqa- ba. Defense Minister Moshe Dayan visited the port and told newsmen the attackers appar- ently were Egyptians. A spokesman in Tel Aviv said no Israelis were hurt. (osden Plant Bermuda Gets Its Own Dollar Today BIG SPRING, Tex. (AP) Explosions and fire rocked Ihe Cosilcn Oil and Chemical CO. near here today. Some Injuries were rcporleil., Spokesmen said the explosions occurred In Ihc plant's alkyla 1-ton unit. Firemen were fighting a roar- Ing blaze which broke out fol- lowing the series of sharp ex- plosions. Pork-Eating Champ VIENNA (AP) Auslrians retained the pork-eating world championship in 1969 by con- suming 88 pounds per head, the government statistical office re- ported. What Does It Cost to Use Light Bulb? By ELLIE RUCKER and BETTY GRISSOM Q. My dad's always hollering about the light burning In my room. Can you fell me liow iiiticn It cosls (o one light bulb? A Depends onjhe size of (he bulb, but for an example a 100 wall bulb burning for 10 hours uses about one kilowatt hour. At two and a halCccnls a kilowatt hour, which is an average rate for a residence (there arc dif- ferent rales depending on how many total hjlowatt hour are used) it would cost about one-fourth of a cent for one hour. Sorry, dad. Q Why doesn't my son's school have Ihe' Pledge of Allegiance to Ihc flag dally? My son says they don't have time. I wonder If olhcr schools have II In (heir opening exercises? Prayers have been removed and now a gradual removal of such things like Ihc pledge. I'm for keeping It dally. A. So is your son's principal, and he says ihat as far as lio- XJIDUS all rooms are saying (he pledge in their opening exercises not over the Public Address system the leacher's handle this themselves. Although it's not mandatory, he does encourage his teachers to do this. He added lhal prayers haven't been eliminated, many rooms offer thanks before going to the cafeteria. Supt. of Schools, A. E. Wells says there's no school board policy requiring the Pledge of Alligiance every day, this is completely up to the principal. Some have it, some don't, some have prayer, others do not, some don't have opening exercises at all. These things are not requirements, they're free lo do what they feel is best. Q. Would you please tell me II it's against the law to park on the left side of any street headed In the opposite direction? If It's against the law, why Isn't It enforced? II you can do It only on some streets and not on others would you please list (hem In ynur column. A. It's against the law to park on the left side of the, slrcel except on a one-way street, bul as long as the car Isn't creating a traffic hazard or isn'l otherwise illegally parked, this law generally isn'l enforced in rcsi- denlial areas, says Police Sgt. Jack Hurst. He says this doesn't contribute to collisions and isn'l really hazardous. Q. On a noon broadcast Paul Harvey said thai lipping is a "Iiiscllanimous" practice. Now I ran for my dictionary and couldn't find that long word any- where. I called Ihc library and It's not In their dictionaries cither. Do yon suppose Mr. Harvey produced a new word? A. No wonder you hit a dead end, the word he used waa pusillanimous, and Mr. Harvey says it means "lacking or showing lack of courage." He was delighted to have sach an attentive listener and scnl you the entire script for that program on lipping we'll forward it lo you. Q. We have dark, varnished -wood paneling In our den that we would like (o paint. What has (o he done to a varn- ished wood'so enamel or flat latex would adhere properly? What paint Is recom- mended as best? A. Sand Ihc paneling lightly or use a liquid sandpaper lo rough up the surface, then use an enamel undcrcoal. Our paint expert sug- gests a semi-gloss paint because it's easy lo clean and doesn't get dirly as easily as some. Or, he says a flat enamel is very popular because it has no sheen, doesn't reflect oilier colors in Ihe room and is just plain good-looking. Happy Sanding! Q. Why .Is there no reasonable, let alone free, parking at the new airport? A. Most airports of this size and larger have gone to paid parking lots for revenue purposes, an Abilene Airport official says. The paid parking lot helps pay Ihe operational expenses of Ihe airport. Many cars are left for a week or so at a time in the parking lot and Ihey have the protection of the full lime lot attendant. If Ihat 25 cents for the first hour and 10 cents lor every hour thereafter, really bugs you, go into the airport restaurant and buy something to eat. The restaurant will validate the parking ticket and you'll receive two hours of free parking. The view from the glassed-in restaurant is wonderful and it's a great place lo relax. Address questions to Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 79PM. Names will not he used but questions must be signed and address given. By TOM HOGE Associated Press Writer BERMUDA (AP) _ Bermu- da, where the U.S. dollar has held sway for nearly 50 years, got a dollar of its own loday as this British colony abandoned pounds and pence and went over to Ihe decimal system. "We hope to put the chan- geover inlo effect as quickly as said Winston Kcmpc, financial secretary and chair- man of Bermuda's monetary authority. "We have tried lo make it clear (hat people do not have to take their pounds and shillings out of circulation by to- day, even though we go on the new syslcm, but there are al- ways some misunderstandings." The aim of the move Is to keep Bermuda in step wilh oth- er Commonwealth countries which are changing to (he more convenient decimal syslem. Britain will make the switch next year. Most Bermudians are taking Ihe change in slride particularly stores and business firms thai cater (o the American lourists a year who account for 75 per cent of the island's econo- my. "It's no problem for said Ken Hasicll, assistant manager of a camera shop on Queen Street. "We have been using U.S. Bermuda currency right along." The only ones who seem ap- prehensive are some of the old- er residents who have litlle lo do with tourists and shop in back strcel stores. They browsed nervously through grocery stores checking pockel conversion 'charts as they Inspected each Item. Bermuda 'government agcn- cles and some 150. private busl-. ness houses have been working (or several months on the te- dious task of converting money machines before today's dead- line. This involved coin chang- ers used by bus drivers, adding machines and cash registers. On public phone booths through- out Ihe island, six pence slots were scaled off and only dime receivers left open. Postage stamps will bear the old pence and shilling denomi- nations until a new issue comes out but they will be purchased in decimal currency. The currency conversion touched off a dispute between Ihe ruling United Bermuda par- ly and Ihe opposition Progres- sive Labor party. The opposilion predicts that with the decimalization mer- chants will hike prices lo Ihe next nearest even number ol cents, causing a general up- swing. Kcmpe discounted Ihe possi- bilily in any free trading com- munity. He said; "One of the major factors in keeping the lid on currency is competition." But one opposition legislator said: "It's all very well for Mr. Kcmpe lo say competition would level prices, but Ihere Is no such competition in Bermu- da." U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMEnCW WEATHER BUREAU (Wnlhtr Map, IA> ABILEHE AND VICINITY Clear la cloudy today, tonlghl and Salurday. Warmer lodiy and Sllurdiy; cool tonlshl. KtaH lodiy, Hi low taipgnl. hlgl Silurday, In (hi Wch Iffi. Southerly wwrfl. 10-11 m.p.h. tor Sunday, pjrlly cloixty warm. Hloh and low lor M heura ending 9 i.nv: it and Hioh and low lima dalt lilt ytirl 13 Sumll la'll nlghl: unrlM todjyi luruil tonight;   

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