Abilene Reporter News, February 22, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

February 22, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES.WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT .rv ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 22, 1970 -SEVENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN SEVEN nArr.V-9nn Inauguration Fini Associated Prat (IP) Reig at ACC President Says College Needed By JIM CONCHY lion, Dr. Stevens was called "a Itcporler-NcHS Staff Writer man.. .who knows the value of a a John Christopher Stevens, 51- college which has as its purpose i year old Christian educator, tho provision of a Christian historian and civic leader, was environment in which learning inaugurated Saturday before can take place 3 500 persons as the ciBhlh presi- Rccd said new dent of Abilene Christian a true waiershed for higher education, in which "the Roberts. College. He succeeds Chancellor Don traditions of a quiet "university ,f It. Morris, who served as presi. campus dominated by a scholar dent from 1940 to president where students' were Accepting his role as presi- seeking knowledge and not dent, Dr. Stevens said, "I cannot asking embarrassing questions sec how, on an occasion of this about the relevance of our kind, a man could be anything preachings to our actions" lie but optimistic." behind us. He noted the difficulties facing He said the colleges of todav colleges today, then said, "We cannot evade the role thrust have a great work to rfo here, upon them. We need great people in order to Pest presidents Dr. Don H, Morris, chancellor and past presi- dent of Abilene Christian College, left, watch- es .Saturday's'ceriemony-with Dr. John Chris- topher Stevens, inaugurated as the eighth president of the college, Df. 'Morris, who serv- n f Pane! Suggests Volunteer Force By FRED S. HOFFMAN AP Military Writer States historically has relied on a voluntary armed force except ......J CU1IIUU imue ITACCUl. WASHINGTON (AP) A spe- during major wars and in re- cial presidential commission cent times, the commission as- Sarurday urged elimination of serted: "A return to an all-volunteer force will strengthen our free- the draft next year and a return to the traditional all-volunteer uui JIKC- force which "will strengthen our doms, remove an -inequity now freedoms and serve the nation's imposed on the expression of the patriotism that has never commission, Deen lacking among our youth, promote the efficiency of the anned forces, and enhance their interests better." The 15-member handing its report to President Nixon, recommended swift congressional enactment of sub- stantial pay increases, chiefly for first-term servicemen and junior officers, and other re- forms which would become ef- fective tills summer. At the same time, the com- mission proposed a drastic change in the enlistment sys- tem, ending fixed tours of serv- ice and substituting open-end terms. The proposal for letting the draft die next year, except for emergency standby machinery, came as a surprise. Based on Nixon's campaign pledges, it had been expected that any shift to an all-volunteer force would have come after the dignity. Vietnam war. The commission, headed by Former Secretary of Defense Thomas S. Gates, told Nixon: "We unanimously believe that the nation's interests will bo bet- naiiuu 5 imuiusis wm DO uei- UWui uimuu ter served by an all-volunteer more a year> counting higher force, supported by an effective nM standby draft, than by a mixed force of scripts." volunteers and con- Recalling that the United is floe system for main- taining standing forces that minimizes government interfer- ence with the freedom of the in- dividual to determine his own life in accord with his values." The panel, created by Nixon 11 months ago, estimated it would cost about billion to put the new system into effect, which would raise the over-all defense budget t omore than billion in the fiscal year starting next July 1. While the commission of edu- cators, businessmen, retired generals and educators said It had not tried to judge the size of the armed forces needed, it ap- peared to lean in the direction of a long-term military force of about 2V4 million men. Such a force, It estimated, would cost about billion pay rates and other changes. At tho same time, the com- mission offered estimates that a two million-man force would cost another billion Turn to VOLUNTEER ed the past 30 years as president, said, "No finer choice could have been made today is a milestone for the college." Approximately persons attend- ed the ceremonies in Moody Coliseum on the campus. (Staff Photo by Don Blakley) "It is with deep humility and gratitude that I accept this the5'must, new he concluded knowledges to solve the prob- In the inaugural address, lellls'. Second, they must delivered in Moody Coliseum by truly; educated citizens Dr Bevington Reed Texas wl11 committed to a life Commissioner of Higher Educa of these issues the solutions which, must .be found." Dr. Steven's formal instal- lation 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 made in selecting a president. Center stage action Members of the presidential party and 300 delegates from many education- al 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- ters full to watch the ceremony. (Staff Photo by Don Blakley) 47 Killed as Israel-Bound Jetliner Explodes in Air WUER'ENLINGEN, Switzer- land (AP) An Israel-bound Swissair jetliner, torn by an ex- plosion shortly after takeoff, plunged flaming into the wood's near here Saturday. All 47 per- sons aboard, including 13 Israe- lis, were killed. Israeli Premier Golda Meir charged the plane was blown criminal and murderous act." Ambush Hits U.S. Troops SAIGON (AP) A North a hail of small arms fire and Vietnamese force hiding in hedgerows has ambushed a U.S. armored unit soulh of Da Nang, killing more Americans than in any single previous battle this year, military spokesmen said Saturday. In a five-hour battle, U Amer- icans were killed and 29 wound- ed, the spokesman reported. Four North Vietnamese bodies were found on the battlefield. The fighting erupted In lwi Que Son Valley south of Da namesc bodies and three weap- Nang Friday when an aimored ons. No new action was reported unit of the American Division's In the area. 196th Infantry Brigade swept The scene Is near the mouth of the Que Son valley where a company of U.S. Marines was rocket-propelled grenades. The troopers returned the fire with tank and heavy machine guns and called in helicopter gun- ships and artillery. As the fighting wore on, rein- forcements -were airlifted into the battle zone. Fighting ended after darkness with the with- drawal of the enemy force, esti- mated at a battalion. A ground sweep Saturday turned up four North Viet- the area of rico paddles and American tanks and armored nmuusnea tea iz i xrsonnel carriers come under killed and 12 wounded. -t It's also near Landing Zone lioss, where 13 Americans were killed and 63 wounded during a North Vietnamese sapper attack on Jan. 6. Those two actions had been the most costly in U.S combat fatalities since 1he start of the year. Elsewhere in the north, a 101st Airborne Division unit was hit by enemy fire In jungled mountains 16 miles southwest of Hue, losing two killed and eight wounded. The wounded Included three crewmen of a lighl observation hejUcopter that was shot down end destroyed while flying in support of the ground troops. Enemy kxses, U any, were un- known. (See picture Pg. I2-A) A top leader of -a splinter group.of Arab guerrillas indicat- ed his organization was involved but would not "confirm or deny anything." A similar explosion Saturday blew a hole in an Austrian jet- liner with 38 persons aboard, which was carrying mail for Is- rael. The blast, in the baggage department, hurt no one. The plane was bound for Vienna but was forced to land at Frankfurt. An Arab guerrilla organiza- tion claimed credit for that ex- plosion, but later retracted the claim. Roger lipnvin, Switzerland's transportation minister, said Ihe explosion in the Swissair craft also occurred in the baggage compartment and caused the pi lot to lose control. The major Arab guerrilla or- ganizations said reports that they were responsible for the crash were "totally uiilrue." A statement by the formed "unified command" of guerril- las In Amma, ing Ihe Palestine Liberation Or. ganizaUon led by Yasir Arafat everyone." A prominent Israeli heart spe cated his group was Involvec: said "at least eight Israeli Turn to JETLINER Pg. 2-A Heyburn to Leave NEWS INDEX Sacred Heart Post meant to the cast reports were slur on the guerrilla movement. Mtlr did not lay the I blame Arab guerrll- i' r clalist was listed among dead. The guerrilla leader who Indi Abitcne Events T-B Amusements 13-16-C Astrology 2-B Austin Notebook 4-B Bsrry'i World 12-C Booki 1 2-C Bridjo 12C Businets 4-B 7-1 J.D Crossroads Report 4-B Croiiword 3-B Editorials Form 12-D Hospital Patient! 11 -A 3.8 Lcttor to 2-B Market! 10-11-C ObituorrO! Oil Recording! 12-C Sport! To Your Good Kcofrh 3-B TV Tab (Pullout of Sect. B) Hiwi 1-9-C as an assistant professor of history, Dr. Stevens has carried an ever-increasing responsibility for the administration of the college." Following this address was the induction message, delivered by Willard Paine, chairman of the ACC Board of Trustees. He lold Dr. Stevens, "We entrust to your demonstrated ability, superior academic train- ing all, to the purposes as outlined our Charter." "One of my deepest con he said, "is that we have here an institution desperately needed in today world------It fs my hope that th.o college will continue through the years to be a tower of strength in support of Biblical teaching and Christian living in thi world." Countering the Idea of narrow- las, but said reported guerrilla m i n d e d, church-sponsored claims "serve as yet another il- institutions, Dr. Stevens said, lustration of the murderous "There are no subjects on (hi; character and aims of these eartn, or in outer space, or in groups." She said the explosion 'he metaphysical realm, which was "a deed which must shock we cannot study on the campus of a Christian institution ol higher learning. .so long as in our Caching and practice we Turn to INAUGURATION. I'g. 2-A Fil ACC Guests Abilene to Brim By DUB MASON Reporter-News Staff Writer I Abilene was "busting at Ihe seams" Saturday with out- of -town citizens, here for the inauguration of Dr. John C. j Stevens as the eighth president of Abilene Christian Col- I lego. But the population will swell even more Sunday through f Thursday as the college hosts ils annual Bible Lecture I Series. A spot check on 10 of the larger liolels and motels Sat- urday afternoon produced the same reaction "we're i booked solid." I Garner Roberts of the information department at ACC, estimated about persons on hand for the inauguration ceremonies Saturday morning and said that at least half of them were from out of town. The lecture scries is expected to draw a minimum persons, and according to Roberts, well more than half will be from other cities. The ACC Office of Special Services Is assisting in find- ing private housing for some of the visitors and as of Sat- urday, had placed about 75 families in private homes. "An actual, true figure can not be given because many I imilics are staying with relative.? and said I T families He said visitors from all 50 stales as well as other coun- tries will attend the lectures and that 10 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 away" "Any vacancies I have one and Ihere are three people standing liere waiting for it right now." And just what does an influx of people mean to the econ- omy of the Koy 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 tor that day. And this is a conservative estimate. According to a national tourist publication, a person aver- ages daily on a nationwide basis. y< This money is spent for lodging, iood, gas and oil, ser- vices, and many of the visitors will take advantage ol Abilene's many stores and shopping centers to replenish i their wardrobe. And apparently all Is going smoothly. Young Sees ACC As Lighthouse Comparing church-sponsored philosophy that "crisis Is a time instituilons to lighthouses, Dr. iimue ill selecting H president. m ui. Since joining (he college in 1MB Norvcl Young, president of nn Ppnnprrtinn fnllpop s n i rt Pepperdine College, said Saturday that "there's enough he said, darkness In the world today that [here need be no competition between lighthouses." Dr. Young addressed persons altendng a luncheon to honor Dr. John C. Stevens, who was earlier inaugurated as the eighth president of Abilene Christian College. After pointing out that Dr. sound judgment, and above Stevens "is following in the your abiding faith In the footsteps of a big man" Dr. Don Word of leadership of H. Morris, ACC chancellor, who this great institution of Christian served as president from 1940- higher learning." 1969, Dr. Young said, "Stevens Dr. Stevens, in his presidential is soft hearted. .but a tough response then pledged his "best thinker. and that is what we efforts to keep the College true need." Calling this era "a time of crisis in Christian Dr. Young noted the Chinese MORE STORIES, PHOTOS INSIDE For more stories and pictures on ACC's inauguration, turn to Pages 6 and 7 in Ihis section of this morning's Abilene Reporter- News. .Staff writer Jon Slandefer Interviews Sens. John Tower and Ralph Yarborough and Texas' Governor Ben Barnes. Jim Conley, also a staff writer, covers Hie inauguration and tributes to Dr. John C. Stevens. The Very Rev. Kevin principal of Central Catholic Ifeyburn, pastor of Sacred Heart High School and grade school in Calholic Church for the past Abilene, eight years, and two other The Rev. Louis Droll pastors from Abilene have been associate paslor in Abilene since September, 1W9, and prlncipa of Central Catholic since June reassigned. The announcement was made by Bishop Stephen A. Leven of San Angelo. Rev. Heyburn, recently appointed Vicar General of the San Angelo diocese, has been named paslor of St. Joseph's parish in Rowena and to the Dlosccan Hoard of Consultors. He will succeed the Rev. .lames P. Bridges, who will become Ihe new paslor it Sacred Heart Parish tnd I will be the new associate pastor in San Angelo, and the Rev. Kobert Bush, associate pastor In Abilene since June 1969, will go to San Angelo as an associate of Holy Angels. The Rev. George Connors associate pastor of Holy Angel; In San Angelo, and the Rev, Stephen Kennelly, associate pastor at Rcrwena, have been if danger and of opportunity. "And I believe John Stevens take advantage of the Dr. Young said two basic face the Christian college today. 'Number he said, "Is hat the president must keep iCC putting first things first. 'his is the Age of Aquarius, vhen Christianity is on Iha defense. I believe President llevcns' biggest challenge is to keep Christian education Christ- centered. "The second challenge is to ncrease the quality of higher Dr. Young said. 'Christian education today iceds clear thinking to apply Christian principles. The college s not the church and not the home. .but it should not be ;olely academic. "God has given us the ability o apply Christian he said, "but not the pattern for heir application. .machines teach only so much, then nen must take over to teach values." He said there Is a "value vacuum in our society and in our ducation, which accounts for many of our problems such as he idea that pouring dollars into omething can solve our prob- ems." Dr. Young said it Is up to our Christian colleges to answer the of a spiritual lack mentioned by President Nixon in his inaugural address. "Where are our Dr. Young asked. "I think we hould teach values. .bring Christ into our attitudes in our eaching. .take responsibility Turn to ACC, Pg. 4-A WEATHER U. i. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map Pg. 12-B) ABILENE AND VICINITY ra- nis) and mild wim caMertd ihoweri or ItgM rain through Aonday. High boll; 55, low 45 'robabillfy of rein lor Sunday Is 70 and cer.1 for Sunday rlgM. Soulharly winds 10-15 mph. TEMPERATURES Saf. a.m. Sit. p.m. it U a S) P.m? and'llS VIM .TJ. IS" 3 a NORTH ;