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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT BOTH YEAR, NO. 2GO PHONE 073-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 5, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Asxor.iaif.tl I'rcss UAILY--20C SUNDAY DUK This is how a solar eclipse looked in 1863, taken from an airplane feel above Maine. 1'iclurcs show moon (dark) slow- ly eclipsing Hie sun, from Inp Lo bol- foin, revealing the sun's corona or gas- cons' onler atmosphere. Another solar eclipse is due Salurday and Iwo major organualions of eye specialists arc con- cerned over llic danger of eye damage lo persons watching the eclipse. Slory, I'g. 12A. (AI> Delay Rankles Union Leaders Walkouts Feared in Rail Dispute Uy Nlill. GII.HHIDE AP iJihiir Wrilcr WAS II I MOT ON (Al1) Grumbling union leaders posl- lionctl ;i nationwide rail strike loday under a :H-day delay or- dered by Congress Iliat gut Hie lawmakers out of a politically lough bin satisfied no one else, including President iN'ixoti. sji'id Sliccl Mcl- al Workers Prcsiclenl Kdwnrd I1'. Carlough, whose union has blocked volnnlary setllcmcnl of Hie dispute over wages anil job jurisdiction. "A said William Winpisingcr. chief negotialor [or four A1''L-CIO unions wliose maintenance and repair workers have already 15 months for a pay increase. The union leaders said they would order the workers lo obey the law but feared wildcat walk- ouls. "Tlic bill preserves (lie slalus quo for 37 days but does not re- solve Hie underlying said Wliitc HOIKC press secre- tary Ronald L. Xicglcr in lielialf of President SS'ixon, wlio had v.Ynled Congress lo order a sel- llenienl now. Members of Congress, many of them dependent on smi- porl, refused to acl that nil Nixon's politically loucliy proposal lo (liclalc a lalior scl- ticmeiil for onlv llic second lime Junto Hasn't Hurt Greek Niqhf Life Uy DAVID ATIIKNS (AP) Greece's inililary diclalorship has im- posed ii lot of "don'ls" on the fun-loving Greeks, but a hell raiser from the old (lays wouldn't be disappointed in Hie annual carnival. The colonels have nilod for Hourly Unco years now and the Greeks are "somewhat toiler Miami." one Alhcnian ob- scrvral. Unl night life in the gjy old Plaka district lias most of Ihe of former days as the pre-l.eiiten Carnival approaches ils climax this weekend. l.enl starts Monday for the Creek Orthodox Church. The taverns arc packed wilii T svuKvqiiaffmg couples of all ages, clapping or dancing the arm-in-arm knlamatiano lo electrified boiuouki music. Once or twice a niglil, Ihe band changes rhylluns and a mini- skirled singer lakes Ihe mike lo lead the palrons in a Weslcrn- stylo "shake." As an occasional plain sails through carnival slreamcrs and crashes onstage, she sliouls itilo ilio microphone: "Don't Dish-breaking is one of Ihe military junta's proliibitions. Others include blowing trum- pets, masquerading in (Ire slreoJs and throwing confclli at passcrsby. Tlie rules arc frequently brok- en or circiniivcnlcd. Some youngsters scoop confelli from the street and Ihrow il in (lie face of a prclly girl. Others lake il from (heir pockels. Policemen usually play deal when horns blare in tlie liilly, crowded slrot-ts of Ihe Plaka, unless Uiey happen to hear fo'.ir short and three long tools. This corresponds lo an old chant iiy leftisl cn-a, meaning IN, Ihe number of articles in Ihe consti- tution King Constantino was supposed to have broken when lie fired Premier George Papati- drcou in 1934. Tlie chant nowa- days is construed as an expres- sion of scorn against Ilio dicta- torship. .S. Condemns Red Treatment of POWs Ity JOHN VI.VOCUI! Associated Press Wrilcr P.MJIS (AP) The United Si ales loday condemned Norlh Vietnam's treatment of U.S. prisoners of war and said indig- nation is rising among Ameri- cans alKint "Ihe complete disre- gard which you have shown for basic humanitarian considera- tions." Ambassador Philip C. H-ibib charged llic North Vietnamese constantly avoided discussion of the prisoner-of-war question al Ihe Paris talks. "Your attitude is said. "II flouls in- ternational convention and world public opinion." The l.'niled States has said al leasl M American servicemen arc being held by Hie North Vietnamese. call on your side lo pro- vide llic names of all lire men captured and held by your side, as well as any information you have on other men wlio have been identified li> you as miss- ing in llabib continued, those who are prisoners, Ibere should be provision made for regular' correspondence wilh their families." Xnrlli Vietnamese delegates here last week (old the wife of a U.S. Air Force colonel missing in action that all U.S. prisoners liad been told to write lo families and that lho.se not re- ceiving letters shortly could as- sume (heir relatives were not held by Hanoi. llabib said relatives could not assume from llic absence of let- ters that their incti were aol held by Hanoi. He added ln.it no letters have ever boon received from L'..S. personnel in captivity in South Vietnam. lie asked for confirmation Ilia! prisoners hold in Sonih Vietnam could now correspond willi Ihcir families and asked for instructions on how mail and packages should IK- sent to them from Ihe United Stales. ill U.S. peacetime history. lint Zicglcr said Nixon signed Iho delaying bill lo protect (ho public from a crippling nation- wide rail shutdown, al least for now, while further efforts arc made lo rcKeh a voluntary scl- tlcmcnl. arc going In make every effort lo do jusl said As- sisianl Secretary of Labor W. J. llscry, Nixon's cliiof trouble- shooter in trying lo resolve the long dispute. Uscry said ho would start immediately trying (o arrange new bargaining between the un- ion leaders and chief rail indus- try negotiator John P. Hiltz, who also had strongly opposed I lie 37-day delay. The delaying bill was rushed through Congress in less than 19 hours Wednesday and signed by Nixon just three hours before Ihc a.m. EST strike dead- line. The .Senate vole was 83 to 0 and (he House vole 343 lo "By contrast, Ibe logishilion scnl lo Die Congress by Ihc President Tuesday afternoon would have selllcd the matter in accordance with Ihe desires of the majority of Ibe workers in- volved as well as Ihe Zicglcr said. Nixon's bill would have im- posed as final a (dilative agree- ment accepted earlier by ma- chinists, cleclricians and boiler- makers unions but rejected by llic sheet mclal workers oul of fear they would lose jobs lo the larger unions. The settlement, would include a 68-cent boost in current GO hourly wages, including several hundred dollars per man in back pay for 1969, and Iho con- Irm-orsial proposal permitting members of all four unions lo cross each others' job jurisdic- tion lines to do limited amounts (if work. WTRC Fund Now A contribution lo the Wesl Texas Rehabililalion Center Wednesday brought llie tola] nf the emergency fund to At a noon meeting Wednesday, the Abilene Assn. for Retired Persons, Chapter 113, collected for (he center's use. The Callahan County Teachers Assn. scnl One hundred dollar donors were Roscoe Boys Club. Putnam Church of Christ, Kiwanis Club nf South Abilene, Abilene live- ning I.ions Club and Lucdcrs Lions Club, 525. A WIDOW'S JOY Mrs. Isabel Jarman, pregnant widow of a slain laxical) driver, jnccls wilh kidney transplant recipients who benefited from her personal tragedy. Thomas LaBcllc, IB, Heilding, Calif., and D. Leon Beck, 38, of San Calif., (right) were virtual invalids until they received their transplants. (AP Wircphoto) Kidneys Transplanted Widow Happy From Husband By EDITH M. LKDERER KAN FRANCISCO (AP) tears rolling down her cheeks, Isabel Jarman sat be- tween Hie two transplant reci- pients of her slain husband's kidneys and said: "I feel so happy about some- thing from my husband is liv- ing." "My hnshaml would give the shirt off his back to someone food that he 1 know he's said Ihe widowed mother of a 4-yoar-old girl, who is expecting her sec- ond child next week. The emotion-packed meeting Wednesday with Ihe two trans- plant recipients, IS-yeai'-old Thomas LaBelle and 30-year-old D. Leon Beck, was by Mrs. Jamnan and arranged by (lie Kidney Foundation of North- ern California. Usually donors' families and transplant patients never moot, but foundation '.lircclor Bill Stein explained thai an excep- tion was made in this case be- cause Sirs. Jarman authorized the donation of licr husband's kidneys despile (he objections of some family members. "iS'lic made Iliis decision under a RrcaL deal of he said, "and it left her wondering whether she had done the right tiling. She wanted to be salisfied Ihat she had and one way was lo nice! llic people." Al Ibo informal meeting in llic fnuiidalimi'.s' liicrc ap- peared little doubl Mrs. Jarman was satisfied. Wiping tears from her eyes. Hie Kl -Salvador-bora widow- said in slightly accented English: "I feel great about Iliis. Life is so God can take il Cong Show Letter To Major's Wife NEWS INDEX Amusements........... 2B Bridge 8A Bifsinrss Notes......... 5A Business OullcxA........7A Classified 10-138 9B Fdiloriols............ 8H Horoscope............ 9A Hospital Polienls 6A Obiluon'cs 2A Sporls This Mon's Art.........2B To Your Gocy.1 Heallh 6B TV Loq............. 7B Women's Uy RODNEY ANGOVK Associated Press Wrilcr PARIS (AP) The Viel Cong showed a U.S. Army officer's wife a letter loday saying (he Vietnam war cannot be won nnrt claimed her husband wrote it in their prison. Ann Sctirnmp of Fayeltcvillc, N.C., wife of Army Maj. Ray- mond Sclirump, said, "I didn't IIRVC lime to study it and deter- mine if il was my husband's handwriting. I'm not sure it was." However, Mrs. Sehnimp said she felt "relieved" because '-it was the first thing 1 have seen or heard in 21 months that might indicate my husband is alivo, and a prisoner." She said Defense Depart officials informed her in July .Sclirump probably was a prisoner. The lellcr was published Sun- Who Gave Degree to Mrs. O'Hair? B.V EUJK and HKTTY C.H1SSOM Q. Will vnu fiive me (hr. name Ihe srlinnl lhal conferred a Doctor of HI- vlnily ilcfiree nn Mrs. Madalyn O'llaiv? Are there oilier alheisl universities in nur country? A. Madalyn O'lliiir ami her husband, Tticbard, gave (henisclvcs Doclor of Divinily degrees from Iho Poor Ilichanl's Universal Life Church of Arixona, which they founded. Mrs. O'llair dosifinalccl herself as bishop and her husband as prnpliel of llic cliurdi, which is a device lo try lo force the; mcnl to eliminate 'ix exemptions for cliurclics. Under the pltni, Mrs. O'Hair and her husband arc seeking lax-exemptions for Ihcir church, which will in turn operate busi- nesses whoso profits will IK: used in Ihcir against lax exemptions for religious Iwdies. Mrs. 0'IInir lolcl Aclion Lino: "I attended colleges and universities for II years. During Ihis period I obtained my B.A., and completed my M.P.S.W. mcnls. However, liicrc are no universilics for atheists except lhal which we con- Icinplale opening here in Texas: the Amer- ican Atheist University.1' Q. I unilcrsIaiKl that .summer school classes are always at Connor High Scliool. Why aren't lln-y held al Abilene llifili as it is llic more centrally located? A. So Iho studonls will be more comforlablc. Conper High is used because ils entire building is air-condilioncd and only pads of llic Abilene High buildings are. Q. Dors llic Abilene Public School System olfcr classrnom study In the field of human sexual development as a part of Ils regular curriculum? Tf so, hoiv Js (lie material generally presented and at wliat grade levels? Do any o( the Inoal colleges or churches offer regular courses In human sexuality? A. Reproduction is langhl in llic biology and science courses beginning w'ilh plant life in (he lower grades and progressing into animal life, which includes man, at the high school level, says A. Iv Wells, .superin- tendent of Ihe Abilene Public Schools. This is llic approach lhal has Iwon used for years by Ihe Abilene schools, he says. The subject is touched on in Ihe same courses in HID colleges as in llic high science, and Ihe homo and family relations, bill Ibcrc isn'l a course as such in llic colleges or any of Ihe local churches, a college official said. Q. My qnosllnn Is nbfliil Irafllr fatal- Illrs during llic holidays such as Christ- mas, Labor Day, elc. On any given weekend covering I lie. samp nerlnd nt lime, how many more people lose Ihcir life nn a holiday llian nn a normal day nr weekend? hnw does this com- pare to Iho exlra mileage driven during a holiday period? A. There aren'l any exact figures compiled on Ihis bill, generally, there are more traffic fatalities on Ibe slrool and highways during holiday periods, says Iho Public Information Officer of llic Texas Dopl. nf Public Safely. The record of traffic falalilics in Texas during the 102-hour Christmas holiday period in IDfift ivas i-l persons killed. This is an average of 12.7 dcallis per calendar day. During the entire year of IIHJ9, per- sons were killed in traffic, for a rlaily aver- age of persons. There :irc some holiday periods, Jicnvcvor, wlipn llic traffic loll in Texas is loss than tlie daily average. Address questions lo Action Line, llox Abilene, Texas, 75601. Names will nol IM-. used but questions must be signed and addresses given. day in Himianilc, newspa- per of the Kronch Communist party. It quoted Sctinimp as asking, "Why did they send us Americans lo figlil Ihc.sc people whose cause is I.y Van Sao. a member of (he Viet Cong delegation, showed .Mrs. Schrump an undated Icllcr in longhanil addressed "To Whom II Concern." There was no address on Ihe envelope. San said he would give Mrs. Schninip llirj original of Iho lel- Ici- after today's session of tiic Vietnam peace talks. Mrs. .Sclirump lias been (old her husband disappeared in May wbile trying lo recov- er Ihc body of a South Viet- namese, associate during ground combat in Soalti Vietnam. After an hour's visit, Sno ac- companied Mrs. Sclirump lo Ihe door where newsmen were wail- ing. Witli Ihein was Murphy Martin of Dallas, president of United We Stand, who has as- sislcr olhcr wives on similar missions. Sao told newsmen in Frondi Hint the Idler said Maj. Sehrump had been injured hut had received "the mnsl attentive Ircntmonl." and his captors bad provided him wilh "a very shellcr" against American Immbing ''tiocnuso the Ameri- cans are bombing every day." 'WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Wcalhor Pq. eA) AniLETJE AND VICINITY (a) mils r.i- rt rarllv cloudy ard v.Arrrc- clatd.ncis wllh A chflrKrc 
                            

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