Abilene Reporter News, February 22, 1970

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February 22, 1970

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 22, 1970, Abilene, Texas Abilene ReporterWITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOE5 WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"-Byron „'V .' •"J", i * •WI 89TH YEAR, NO. 249 PHONE 673-4271 mnmnmrmmrrniTOfi iifTtiTTTnnTmTif rn ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 22, im=wmrtEKm PAGES IN SEVEN SECTIONSlOc DAlLY-20c SUNDAY    P~.. Inauguration Finished r Stevens Reigns at ACC President Says College Needed By JIM CONLEY [ lion, .Dr. Stevens was called “a Reportor-Ncws Staff Writer man.. .who knows the value of a John Christopher Stevens, 51- college which has as its purpose Past and new presidents Dr. Don H. Morris, chancellor and past president of Abilene Christian College, left, watches Saturday’s ceremony with Dr. John Christopher Stevens, inaugurated as the eighth president of the college. Dr. Morris, who serv- ed the past 30 years as president, said, “No finer choice could have been made . . . today is a milestone for the college.” Approximately 3,500 persons attended the ceremonies in Moody Coliseum on the campus (Staff Photo by Don Blaklev) year - old Christian educator, historian and civic leader, was inaugurated Saturday before 3.500 persons as the eighth president of Abilene Christian College. He succeeds Chancellor Don H. Morris, who served as president from 1940 to 1969. Accepting his role as president. Dr. Stevens said, “I cannot see how. on an occasion of this kind, a man could be anything but optimistic.” He noted the difficulties facing colleges today, then said, “We have a great work to do here. We need great people in order to accomplish a task of quality. . .working together, we can continue to build an institution which will be true to the high and noble purposes set for it. “It is with deep humility and gratitude that I accept this responsibility,” he concluded In the inaugural address, delivered in Moody Coliseum by Dr. Bevington Reed, Texas Commissioner of Higher Educa te Panel Suggests Volunteer Force By FREI) S. HOFFMAN (States historically has relied on f Military Writer a voluntary armed force except WASHINGTON (AP) — A spe-during major wars and in renal presidential commission cent times, the commission as-Saturday urged elimination of serted: the draft next year and a return; “A return to an all-volunteer to the traditional all-volunteer force will strengthen our freebee which “will strengthen our doms, remove an inequity now freedoms and serve the nation’s imposed on the expression of interests better.”    the patriotism that has never The 15-member commission, been lacking among our youth, handing its report to President 'promote the efficiency of the Nixon, recommended swift armed forces, and enhance their congressional enactment of sub- dignity, stantial pay increases, chiefly ‘‘It Is the system for main- for first-term servicemen and junior officers, and other reforms which would become effective this summer. At the same time, the commission proposed a drastic change in the enlistment sys taining .standing forces that minimizes government interference with the freedom of the individual to determine his own life in accord with his values.” The panel, created by Nixon ll months ago, estimated it provision of a Christian environment in which learning can take place.” Reed said the new decade marks a true watershed for higher education, in which “the traditions of a quiet university campus dominated by a scholar president where students were seeking knowledge and not asking embarrassing questions about the relevance of our preachings to our actions” lie behind us. He said the colleges of today cannot evade the role thrust upon them. “I am not,” he said, “saying that educational institutions have all the responsibility for solving (the world’s) problems; but. . .our colleges have two vital roles. “First they must discover new knowledges to solve the problems, and second, they must provide truly educated citizens who will be committed to a life of concern about these issues and capable of participating in the solutions which must be found.” Dr. Steven’s formal installation followed the address. First was the presentation message of Dr. Don H. Morris, chancellor of ACC. An acquaintance and friend of Dr. Stevens for more than 30 years, Dr. Morris said, “No finer choice could have been ACC Guests Fill Abilene to Brim By DLB M ASON Reporter-News Staff Writer Abilene was ''busting at the seams” Saturday with out-of-town citizens here for the inauguration of Dr. John C. Stevens as the eighth president of Abilene Christian College. But the population will swell even more Sunday through Thursday as the college hosts its annual Bible Lecture Series. A spot check on IO of the larger hotels and motels Saturday afternoon produced the same reaction . . . “we’re booked solid.” (lamer Roberts of the information department at ACC, estimated about 3,500 persons on hand for the inauguration ceremonies Saturday morning and said that at least half of them were from out of town. The lecture series is expected to draw a minimum of 10.000 persons, and according to Roberts, well more than half will be from other cities. The ACC Office of Special Services is assisting in finding private housing for some of the visitors and as of Saturday, had placed about 75 families in private homes. “An actual, true figure can not be given because many families are staying with relatives and friends,” said Roberts. He said visitors from all 50 .states as well as other countries will attend the lectures and that IO states and three foreign countries have citizens here working in the lectures. Typical of the answers from the busy hotel and motel managers were, “We’re booked solid as a rock” . . . “We’re having to turn people away” . . . “Any vacancies ... I have one and there are three people standing here waiting for it right now.” And just what does an influx of people mean to the economy of the Key City? The impact is stupendous. According to figures provided by the Abilene Chamber of Commerce which completed a study on the value of visitors last summer, one visitor who remains in Abilene for one night and one day represents an economic impact of $28 for that day. And this is a conservative estimate. According to a national tourist publication, a person averages $35 daily on a nationwide basis. This money is spent for lodging, food, gas and oil, services, and many of the visitors will take advantage of Abilene’s many stores and shopping centers to replenish their wardrobe. And apparently all Is going smoothly. Center stage action tem, ending fixed tours    of serv-    VV(>u*d    cost about $3.24 billion to ice and substituting    open-end    pat. the new system int{> effect, terms.    which    would raise the over-all The proposal for letting the defense budget t omore than $75 draft die next year, except for billion in the fiscal year starting emergency standby machinery,    1- came as a surprise.    While    the    commission    of edu- Based on Nixon’s campaign'™10™’ businessmen, retired pledges, it had been experted als and educators said jt that any shift to an all-volunteer    had nof    t0 judge the size of force would have come after the    arrno(i forces    needed, it ap- Vietnam war.    {reared    to lean in the direction The commission, headed by    °[ a    i°ng'term military force    of Former Secretary of    Defense    a    t ^ million men. Thomas S. Gates, told Nixon: “We unanimously believe that    Such    a    foree>    R estimated, the nation’s interests will be bet- wf>u^ cost about $2.1 billion ter served by an all-volunteer more a year, counting higher force, supported by an    effective    PaY    ra1es and otiler changes, standby draft, than by    a mixed    At    the same time, the com- force of volunteers and con- Hesston offered estimates that a scripts.”    jtwo million-man force would cost another $1.5 billion a year Recalling that the United Turn to VOLUNTEER Pg. 2-A Members of the presidential party and 300 delegates from many educational institutions, learned societies and other organizations, gathered Saturday during the inauguration of Dr. John C. Stevens as the eighth president of Abilene Christian College. Moody Coliseum was approximately three - quar-tcrs full to watch the ceremony. (Staff Photo by Don Blakley) 47 Killed as Israel-Bound Jetliner Explodes in Air WUERENLINGEN, Switzerland (AP) — An Israel-bound Swissair jetliner, torn by an explosion shortly after takeoff, plunged flaming into the woods near here Saturday. All 47 persons aboard, including 13 Israelis, were killed. Israeli Premier (See picture Pg. 12-A) A top leader of a splinter group of Arab guerrillas indicated his organization was involved but would not “confirm or deny anything.” • u , .* ■;—-i A similar explosion Saturday Golds Meir charged the plane blew a hole in an Austrian jet. was blown up-“a criminal and liner with 38 persons aboard, murderous act.” Ambush Hits U.S. Troops las, but said reported guerrilla claims “serve as yet another illustration of the murderous character and aims of these groups.” She said the explosion was “a deed which must shock everyone.” A prominent Israeli heart specialist was listed among the dead. The guerrilla leader who indicated his group was involved “at least eight Israeli which was carrying mail for Israel. The blast, in the baggage department, hurt no one. The said plane was bound for Vienna but Tllrn . TirTT 1VI,_ „ „ . was forced to land at Frankfurt.    J UNLR Pg. 2-A An Arab guerrilla organization claimed credit for that explosion, but later retracted the Young Sees ACC As Lighthouse Comparing church-sponsored philosophy that “crisis is a time made in selecting a president.!instjtuJtons to lighthouses, Dr. of danger and of opportunity. Since joining the college in 1948 M- Norvcl Young, president of “And I believe John Stevens as an assistant professor of Pepperdine College, said can take advantage of the listory, Dr. Stevens has carried Saturday that “there’s enough opportunity,” he said. an ever-increasing responsibility darkness in the world today that Dr. Young said two basic for the administration of    the    I here need be no competition    challenges    face    the Christian college.”    between lighthouses.”    college    today. Following this address was the Dr. Young addressed 1,300 ‘ Number one.” he said, “is induction message, delivered by persons attendng a luncheon to ,hat the president must keep Willard Paine, chairman of the honor Dr. John C. Stevens, who A(’C putting first things first. ACC Board of Trustees. He told was eai*her inaugurated as the Ihis *s foe Age of Aquarius, Dr. Stevens, “We entrust to eighth president of Abilene when Christianity is on the you—with your demonstrated Christian College.    defense.    I believe President ability, superior academic train- After pointing out that Dr    Aggest    challenge    is    to ing, sound judgment, and above Stevens “is following in the p 1 hnst,an education Christ-all, your abiding faith in the footsteps of a big man” Dr. Don ce,?ifu Word of God—the leadership of H. Morns, ACC chancellor who . ‘1 he se(ond challenge is to this great institution of Christian served as president from ’1940- in.rn'as<? *,he (lual,ty of higher higher learning.”    1969, Dr. Young said, “StevensSi . J?n’    Dr'    YounS said- Dr. Stevens, in his presidential is soft hearted. . .but. a tough tnnsl,an education today response then pledged his “best thinker. . and that is what we ,n5    , ( thinking to apply efforts to keep the College true need.”    Christian    principles. The college to the purposes as outlined in Calling this era “a time of If not the,church and not the our Charter.”    crisis in Christian education”    IT * ,    lt should not be “One of my deepest con-    Dr. Young noted the Chinese    <5,/ ac‘ademic- victions,” he said, “is that wel —L (,od has given us the ability have here an institution desperately needed in today’s MORE STORIES world... .It is my hope that this; pH0T0$ | NS| DE college will continue through the years to be a tower of strength in support of Biblical teaching and Christian living in this world.” Countering the idea of narrow-minded, church-sponsored institutions, Dr. Stevens said, “There are no subjects on this earth, or in outer space, or in the metaphysical realm, which we cannot study on the campus of a Christian institution of higher learning. . .so long as in our teaching and practice we Turn to INAUGURATION, Bg. 2-A For more stories and pictures on ACC’s inauguration, turn to Pages 6 and 7 in this section of this morning’s Abilene Reporter-News. Staff writer Jon Slanderer Interviews Sens. John Tower and Ralph Yarborough and Texas’ Lt. Governor Ben Barnes. Jim Conley, also a staff writer, covers the inauguration and tributes to Dr. John C. Stevens. SAIGON (AP) — A North a hail of small    arms fire and! It’s    also noar Tannin*    F1''0,u' Vietnamese force hiding in rocket-propelled    grenades    The Ross    who Landing Zone    claim, hedgerows has ambushed a U.S. troopers returned the fire with ,    Americans    were;    Roger    Bonvin,    Switzerland’s armored unit south of Da Nang, tank and heavy    machine    guns led    and 63 wounded during a    transportation    minister,    said the killing more Americans than in and called in helicopter    gun- North    Vietnamese sapper attack    cxPlosi(>n    ia    the    Swissair    craft any single previous battle this shins and artiller!/    ion    Jan.    6. Those two actions had aIs0 occurred in the baggage compartment and caused the pilot to lose control. The major Arab guerrilla organizations said reports that year, military spokesmen said Saturday. In a five-hour battle, 14 Americans were killed and 29 wounded, the spokesman reported. Four North Vietnamese bodies mated at a battalion were found on the battlefield. | A ground sweep Saturday The fighting erupted in the turned up four North Viet-Que Son Valley south of Da namese bodies and three weap-Nang Friday when an armored ons. No new action was reported unit of the American Division’s in the area. As the fighting wore on, rein-the most costly in U.S. forcements were airlifted into|cJmbat fatalities since the start the battle zone. Fighting ended after darkness with the withdrawal of the enemy force, esti- 196th Infantry Brigade swept the area of rice paddies and hedgerows. American tanks and armored personnel carriers came under The scene is near the mouth of the Que Son valley where a company of U.S. Marines was ambushed Feb. 12, losing 13 killed and 12 wounded. of the year. Elsewhere In the north a iii. — ---- ‘.rf—~ I01st Airborne Aviston unit was they,wtTe sponsible for the hit bv enemy fire in Juh crash were "lotally untrue.” A mountains 16 miles southwest of “ u    mal rff°rme!1 SE*?* tW° ki‘led a"d eigM las In Th*    i 1 j j ,>    ,n8 the Palestine Liberation Or- e wounded Included three ganization led by Yasir Arafat crewmen of a light observation —claimed the reports were helicopter that was shot down meant to cast a slur on the and destroyed while flying in support (rf the ground troops. Enemy losses, if any, were unknown. guerrilla movement. Mrs. Me lr did not lay the; [blame directly on Arab guerril- j NEWS INDEX Abilene Events ..... 1-B Amusements ...... 13-16-C Astrology ............ 2-B Austin Notebook ...... 4-B Berry's World ........ 12-C Books .............. 12-C Bridge .............. 12C Business.............. 4-B Classifieds..........7-11-D Crossroads Report ..... 4-B Crossword ............ 3-B Editorials   .......6-D Farm .............. 12-D Hospital Patients...... 11-A Jumble .............. 3-B Letter to Servicemen    ...    2-B Markets ......... 10-11-C Obituaries ........ 4,5-A Oil      5-B Recordings .......... 12-C Sports .......... 1-5,11-D Texos! . •........... j.g To Your Good Health    . . . 3-B TV Tab . (Pullout of    Sect. B) Women's News ...... 1-9-C Heyburn to Leave Sacred Heart Post to apply Christian principles,” he said, “but not the pattern for their application. . .machines can teach only so much, then mon must take over to teach values.” He said there is a “value vacuum in our society and in our education, which acrounts for many of our problems — such as the idea that pouring dollars into something can solve our problems.” „iPr’ y oung said it is up to our ( hristian colleges to answer the challenge of a spiritual lack mentioned by President Nixon in his inaugural address. "Where are our priorities?” Dr. Young asked. “I think we should teach values. . .bring _ Christ into our attitudes in our teaching. . .take responsibility Turn to ACC, Pg 4-A WEATHER u. 5- DEPARTMENT 0F COMMERC1 ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map Pg 12-B) ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mlla ra-Catholic “ Mostly Cloudy and mild wild TTirrh Cnhnnl „j __ j .    ,    ■    scattered    showers    or light rain through High School and grade school in Mond®y- High seth days near ss, low 45 Abilene.    'ILC.0t-raf0.r Sunday is 70 and The Rev. Louis .     ,..r    w,    ,Vi    gui'uny    /u    ana BO per cent for Sunday night. Southerly u/inHc IAK Thrill winds 10-15 mph. L'1011*    TEMPERATURES 42 a1 40 40 40 40 40 41 42 44 49 51 Sat. a.m. The Very Rev. K e v I ^principal of Central Heyburn, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church for the past eight years, and two other pastors from Abilene have been associate pastor In Abilene since reassigned.    'September, 1969, and principal The announcement was made Central Catholic since June, by Bishop Stephen A. Leven of will be the new associate San Angelo.    pastor in San Angelo, and the Rev. Heyburn, r e c e n 11 y,^ev* Robert Bush, associate appointed Vicar General of the!pastor ,*n Abilene since June, San Angelo diocese, has been I1969’ wfo 8° t0 San Angelo as an named pastor of St. Joseph’s assoc>ate of Holy Angels. .    -------- parish in Rowena and to the’ The Rev* George Connors, «nd'03s.and ,ow “me dat* l8st Y88r! » 1:00 2:00 3:00 4:00 5:00 5:00 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 Sat. p.m.  52  53  54 ..... 54 ........ 54  S3  53  51  SO High and low for 24-hour* p.m.: 54 and 40. ending f Diosecan Board of Consultor. He will succeed the Rev. .Tames P. Bridges, who will become the new pastor at Sacred Heart Parish and » associate pastor of Holy Angels in San Angelo, and the Rev. Stephen Kenneliy, associate pastor at Rowena, have been T)mi to HEYBURN, Pg. 2-A *■»' ,Unrl-north central Texas ’ ma^k, cloudy Sunday and Monday. Llttla change In tamoerature. Sea Herod light en Sunday. Mora general rain Sunday niah* 2ni.Moni*& Munday ll to S3 Low Sunday night 42 to SO. r    ^ ;

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