Abilene Reporter News, February 24, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

February 24, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR SKETCH YOUrtWOrtLD EXACTLY AS IT II III MINI I I I I illuu I' 89TH.YEAR, NO. 251 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 24, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press SUNDAY' DEPARWEflf.br PU6UC 'SAFETY DRIVERS LICENSE BEVERAGE COMM, THISH WAY? The sign pnintey showing the way to Texas Al- coholic Beverage Commission's district office in the Lancastcr- KiesL shopping center in Dallas gets "A" on neatness for. this sign on Kicst, but a zero for misspelling "alcoholic." (AP Wirephoto) Marriage Business Booms an S.C. Areas DILLON, S. .C. (fl Marriage is a booming business in the South Carolina comrnunilies of .Dillon, Bennollsville and York. In York an average of 20 to 25 marriage.' licenses are issued each weekday. '_________________ Trial Defendants Given Haircuts CHICAGO Six of the seven de- fendants in the recent Chicago riot- trial, have been given haircuts to conform with standards at Cook County ,lail. Warden ..Winston E. Moore said their hair was lo "a reasonable length" tor-sanitary reasons Monday. David T. Dellinger, at 51 the oldest of Ihe poMPi is balding anil conforms to jail slandards, Moore said. Dellinger, Rennard C. "Ronnie" Davis, 20; Thomas E. Hayden, 30; Abbott "Abnic" Hoffman, 31, and Jerry C.'Rubin, 31, were convicted last week of crossing state lines with the intent lo incite rioting at the lime of the 1968 Democratic National Con- vention. They were sentenced to five years in prison and fined each, plus the cost of prosecution. The U.S. District Court jury acquitted John R. Froines, 31, and Lee Weiner, 31, but they and the olher five had been sentenced earlier by. Judge Julius to varying terms in prison for contempt ot .court. Abhic' Hoffman, quipped; "You're ruining niyj movie when another inmate began applying the shears and clippers. .Dillon County which ha? its own marriage 'chapel in the courthouse, tloes a big business also. County of- ficials say that more than persons are married each year In (he courthouse chapel, not including those who take out marriage licenses there or are married by ministers or magis- trates. The reason for the influx'of .young lovers is simple: The state's lenient marriage laws. Most of.those who. gel married are from North Carolina, but officials of the border towns are quick to boast lhat nearly every stale in the country is represented. South Carolina law requires .just a 24-hour waiting And with parental consent and court approval, a girl 14 can wed. In Bennellsville some marriage licenses are..issued each year. Waller Newton'of .the clerk's office said he marries about 90 per :cent of the couples. He said about' lhal many cross Ihe slate lines to exchange vows. What becomes of all those young lovers who were so anxious to get- Mrs. Gloria' Musard, the register of deeds in Gaslon County, N. C., which borders many of them end up among her statistics. Last year.her county had 532 divorces while marrying 773 couples. "It's absolutely she said. The law provides you can gel married anywhere, but must be divorced in, the county :where you reside. This means .residents of .Gaston County who-cross lo be married in Soulh Carolina must be divorced 'in Gaston, Laird Unveils Plans For 3rd Missile Base Expansion Possible for Five Other Sites WASHINGTON (AP) Secre- tary of Defense Melvln R. Laird unveiled today plans to defend a. third U.S. missile base with Safeguard anliballislic missiles and lo prepare five other sites for possible later expansion o( (he system. The plans lay (he groundwork for the administration to buld at least two-third of a system lhat some members of Congve fear will become even more expensive. Laird, testifying before the Senate Armed Services Commit- tee, called it "the minimum we can do and must do" to defend against missiles of the Soviet Union and the emerging Red Chinese nuclear threat. The adminitratlon initialed the Safeguard system last year with defenses of two Air Force Minuteman bases at Malms- trom Air Force Bae in Mon- tana and Grand Forks Air Force Uasc in North Dakota. Under the latest expansion, which will involve annual spend- ing at this point of only 5920 mil- lion because of Ihc early slage, 30 Feared Dead in Avalanche RECKfNGEN, Switzerland (AP) An avalanche crashed through this sleeping village at dawn today and 30 persons were .feared dead. Seven bodies were recovered, but. 10 hours after the slide struck 23 persons were still list- ed as missing. Villagers said there Is "no hope" for those still buried. Many of the victims were Swiss army officers whose barracks was crushed by the masses of snow which piled up 30-feet high. They were atlachcd to a small antiaircraft unit stationed in the village. More than 20 pel-sons were dug out alive, but several were badly injured and in a critical condition. A storekeeper's wife, Mrs. Leo Mueller, said: "I didn't hear the slide. I was awakened by uproar and shouting Sri the, 1 thought someone had been celebrating. My husband and I rushed outside, and saw that the military barracks and seven houses had been razed. One of the barracks walls was over 200 yards away. "Two of I he houses were va- cation chalets, but only one was occupied. Fortunately the Siviss. .family in it was sleeping in the cellar and managed to get out. But the soldiers had no chance. of their bodies were de- capitated. There is no hope for the rest still under the they are all soldiers. A second avalanche hit the village a few hours lalor, destroying a Catho- lic chapel, but no one was in the vicinity." Hotel employe Ileinz Jerjen ;said: "I was awakened by a tre- mendous roaring sound. I knew right nway it was an avalanche and dived to the wall for cover but it did not reach the hotel." Five of the dead were identi- fied as two officers, two Women and a 12-year-old boy, all Swiss. They were found in their night clothes. After an Initial helicopter drop of and NEWS INDEX Amusements 8B Bridge.............. 73 Classified............5-78 Comics 4B Editorials 2B Horoscope 8B Hospital Polienls....... 5A Obituaries 3A Sporls This Man's Arr.........SB To Your Good Heallh------7B TV Log.............. 1OA Women's News.........3B avalanche dogs on Recklngcn, a blizzard prevented .further flights and doctors with skis and snowshoes struggled more than five miles across country to the village. The Electric Alpine Railway, which runs along the Rhone Val- ley up to the Furka Pass, was knocked out by the slide and further avalanches blocked the road to Itcckingen which was scaled off at the village of Ficsch, 10 miles nway. Residents of the locally named Corns Valley said there had been no avalanche in the region for over a century. There were other slides throughout the Swiss Alps, but none fatal. The Swiss Federal Avalanche Institute in Davos said there is still "great danger" as huge masses of wet snow continued lo overhang Ihc slopes during ris- ing temperatures. It recommend- ed the evacuation of buildings an dthe closure of roads in areas which arc particularly men- aced. Court Allows Ruling Against California's Abortion Law WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court let stand today a decision by California's su- preme court that the state's abortion law is unconstitutional. The U.S. high court made no comment as it-rejected an ap- peal by California Atty. Gen. Thomas C. Lynch from the 4-3 decision. The law had prohibited medi- cal abortions except when "nec- essary to preserve" the expect- ant mother's life. Violators were subject to two lo five years in prison. The California court ruled the phrase "necessary to preserve" was too vague for a-physician to reasonably know when he was doing something illegal and when he was acting legally. The California majority also questioned whether a stale should interfere with a woman's "rights lo life and to choose whether lo bear children." The Supreme Court still has on its docket an appeal by the federal government lo revive the District of Columbia's abor- tion law, winch was struck down by a federal judge here. The California cnse involved prosecution of Dr. Leon Phillip Helous, a Beverly Hills gynecol- ogist who referred an unmar- ried young couple lo another physician for an abortion in 1966. lie was sentenced lo pro- bation. The California court threw out his conviction with ils ruling. California amended the 1B50 law'in 19C7 to provide for a sys- tem of hospital abortions in a range of situations! The amend- ment is not involved in the Be- lous case. Westmoreland Says Draft Dodgers Threat NEW YORK (AP) Gen. William C. Westmoreland, U.S. Army chief of the al- titudes of draft dodgers seem lo be threatening "the principles for which Ihe American Revolu- tion was fought." "Democracy as we know It is held in contempt by some Americans who have replaced Ihe pictures of Washington, Jcf- WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE.............1-Day Municipal Airport 1.05 Total for Year 1.46 .Normal for Year .........1.83 DYESS AFB .53 ALBANY .................98 ANSON...................50 BAIRD BALLINGER.............97 BLACKWELL ............87 BRECKENRIDGE .93 BROWNWOOD..........1.00 BUFFALO GAP .67 CISCO ...................2.00 CLYDE ..................1-10 COLEMAN ..--..........1.00 COLORADO CITY ........GO DELEON ..............1.20 EASTLAND .............1.24 GORMAN HAML1N .................30 HASKELL ................33 1IAWLEY KNOXCITY ..............28 LAWN ....................39 MERKEL MOHAN ..................80 MUNDAY ..............-.16 PAINT ROCK -95 PUTNAM .................GO RANGER ......-........1.16 ROBY.................56 ROTAN ...................65 RULE ....................25 SNYDKR ft STAMFORD ..............25 STEPHENVILLE ----------1.54 TUSCOLA ...............1.20 WEINERT WINTERS ...............1.25 Why Did Water Board Buy, Sell By ELLIE RUCKEfl and BETTY CRISSOM Q. Why did the Huhbard Lake Water dlstrlcl hoard buy the old Kaly Railroad right of way in Albany a year or so ago for and (hen turn around and sell it, Inlerest-frce, (o an Albany real estate and Insurance man for The news story reported Ihe water district Is re- ceiving per year In rental from 13 business on Ihe properly, so It makes one wonder i( the taxpayers' Interests were considered In this action. A. Bob Spriiig'erv member of the West Cen- tral Texas Municipal Water District Board, explained the land was originally purchased In order to lay a water line for Albany. After the line was laid the Water District no long- er needed the land and since they're not in the real estate business, felt the wisest move would be to sell it. The sale advertiser! In four newspapers in the area. Two bids were received, one for the other for (lo be paid as follows; and four annual payments of and no interest .was included in the bid. The board felt the highest bid was adequate so accepted it, Springer said._The water board kept a '50-foot construction easement and a 25-foot maintenance easement on the properly, which decreased the value of the land as no permanent structure can be built over the line, Springer says. Q. -How docs a Mensa'Society? person contact the A. Write .-.American Mensa Selection Agency; P.pliBax 86-A; Gr'ovesenoVSlation; Brooklyn, or call Dr. Lloyd Huff at 677-7281; he'Is local" secretary. To join the society you v must take two I-iJ. 'tests; if your score ranks In the lop t per :ccnt of Hie nation "you are issued an invitation lo Join Mcnsa. The organization offers intelligent people contact with other good minds, they often offer their services lo groups needing help wilh problems. Mensa is the Latin word for (able. It's a round (able society and topics range from ESP to cave exploration, Q. .Could you (ell me If a dog can sec television? I've heard they cannot, thai It's Ihc noise (hat makes them look at (he TV. I believe they can. A. Most veterinarians will agree wilh you, since a dog has vision there's no reason why he can't see TV programs. However, a dog's eyesight is quite blurred and his eyes don't focus real well. Dogs can see figures in motion on the screen, but can't follow the trend of the story. _'.A dog's vision is comparable lo a'near-sighted person without glasses. Whether they can see color TV is debatable; many veterinarians feel dogs are color blind. Q. For Iwo years I have been driving past Ihe American Mod Co. on N. Tread away .and wondering exactly what Its product Is. Docs anyone actually bay mud? A. Not the dirt and water variety you're thinking of. This mud Is a drilling product used in drilling oil wells. It's a lubricant for the bit and enables the drill pipe to go in and out of. the hole. It protects the well bore and Ihe pay zone (where the oil sand is) according to Walter Rineharl, president of the American Mud Co. Q. I'm wondering why we Abllenlans arc so careless and thoughtless ahout tossing litter onl on the streets. Don't we have any antl-lllter laws? If so, why ilon't we enforce them? I'll hct you don't print (his because I've never heard of anyone gelling fined here for littering and I'll hcl you haven't either! A. Stale laws prohibit littering of roads, highways and parking areas, but Police Chief Warren Dodson says it would lake a lot more policemen than he has on his force to patrol all the parking areas, so people rlo gel by wilh littering. However, if it comes to the attention of Ihe police, if a complaint is made or an officer sees an offender, this law is enforced, he says. Address questions (o Action Line, DOT 30, Ahllcnc, Texas, 796W. Names will not he used but questions must he signed and addresses given, ferson and Lincoln wilh pictures of Che, Mao and he said Monday night. Tire, former commander of U.S. troops in Vietnam said Ihc "selfish altitudes" displayed by Ihose refusing lo serve in Ihe Vietnam war "could erode the ideals of service on which our nation was founded." Democracy depends "on Ihose who pants are he told the annual Washinglon's birlhday dinner of the Sons of the Revolution in the Stale of New York. Westmoreland said lhat if the number of nonparticipalors in- creases, "the society becomes lethargic and unhappy." Light Rain To Continue Light rain continued falling over (he Big Country Tuesday, wilh the probability of its continuing through the day forecast at 90 per cent for Ihe Abilene area. Cisco reported a full two inches of rain by 9 a.m. Tuesday. Other area towns repelling an inch or more by lhat hour were: Gorman, 1.70 in.; Slephcnville, 1.54; Winters, 1.23; Eastland, 1.24; De Loon and Tuscola, 1.20 each; Ranger 1.16; Clyde, 1.10; and Coleman and Brownwood, 1 inch each. Towns wilh nearly an inch included Albany, Ballinger, Brcckcnridge and Paint Rock. There were indications lale Monday lhat showers would continue at least one more day in most sections. A disturbance moving eastward from Arizona is causing thundershowers in western Texas. WEATHER U.5. DEPARTMENT OF'COftMERCE EISA WEATHER BUBEAU IWcilbtr Map, PC. 5AV ABILENE AND VICINITY radius) Ckvdy, wilh light nln cr drluFe fodayi tffcmilng crwdlntu and CMttr lonl0Mi fair ard cool Widntidar. Todar, in the mid low lonighl, l.i Ihe aril hlQYWtdnnday, In ire JO'i. Wlndl, varlibK 5-13 mph. lodsy, lo northerly foalghl. Probability ol rain today, M ftr High and for 34-houn erxJlna 9 a.m.: 14 art 10. High and lama date lail year: il Sunlit lail n'-Qhl: turulu lodky: Laird said Ihc administration plans to: an additional Safe- guard defense site at Whaleman Air 1'orcc Base, and another Minutcman complex, near St. Louis, Mo. advanced preparation work on five other sites "with- out a deployment commiunciR" In the northeast, northwest, the Washinglon, D.C., Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming ami in Ihe Michigan-Ohio aroa. additional short- range Sprint inlerccplcrs in Ihe originally defended missile com- plexes at Grand Forks and .Malmslrom. The primary aim of the Safe- guard system is to protect Ihc U.S. retaliatory force against Soviet missiles. Sen. John 0. Paslorc, D-R.I., in advance of Liird's prcsenla- tion of the administration's pro- posals, said he opposes expan- sion of the Safeguard system until evaluation of Ihe sites in Montana and North Dakota has been matlc. Laird said the administration decision to move inlo the. so- called phase 2 of Safeguard de- fense would allow Ilic United Stales lo respond lo what he called Ihe increasing Soviet of- fensive weapons threat without going forward wilh new offen- sive systems of ils own which might jeopardize Ihc Stralegic Anus Limilation Talks Laird called this "Ihc only vi- able course" available to (he adminislralioj] in seeking (o preserve U.S. security while Iryin gto curb the arms race. Dcpuly Secretary of Defense David Packard, in a slalcment for the cornmillee, argued that expansion of Safeguard would not adversely affccl the SALT lalks wilh the Soviets. Packard was prevented by ill- ness from leslifying in person. "The Russians arc continuing Die build-up of their stralegic forces while Ihey are planning lo continue Ihe arms limilation lalks wilh Packard said. He said lhat since Ihc two- power discussions began in Hel- sinki last November "the So- viels have test-fired more than twice as many strategic mis- siles as we have." As for cost, Laird said Ihc ex- pansion will increase expendi- tures for Safeguard by less than 5100 million in the new budget year lhal begins July 1. A tolal of eight silcs are now Involved in Safeguard planning and, Laird said, President Nix- on still has the options "lo move further toward a full Safeguard defense if necessary. Wilh Ihc deployment of antim- issiles around Whileman AFB and preparations to defend War- ren AFB, the administration would be set to complete a shield around four of the five Air Force Minutcman bases. Baird Voting On Kent Tax BAIRD Local voters go to the polls today to vote on a one- cent city sales tax. 11 was incorrectly reported In Tuesday morning's Reporter- News that Ihc vote would be on a two-cent city sales tax. Voling at City Hall began at 8 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m. Jon Hardwick is election judge. NEED CASH? took around (he house end garage for those items thai you no longer use. Sell them in the Family Week-Ender 3: Lines No Extmitori or RlFind II Tkli. Kill -Averogt N? Phone Ofdeii Plcoio Only 00 CASH IN ADVANCE YOU SAVE SI.95 ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS DEADLINE THURS. 3 P.M. ;

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