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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 1, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                gfottme "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT TOP 89TH YEAR, NO. 286 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79G04, WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 1, 1970-TWENTY-FOUR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press lOc SUNDAY By ELLIE RliCKER and BKTTY GRISSOM Can Local Parents, New Baby 'Room-In'? Q. There are many "rooming-Id" programs In hospitals now whereby the mother and father are allowed Id care for (heir newborn hahy In (he mover's hospital room. Do any Abilene hospitals allow mothers "roonilng-ln" privileges? Can fathers hold their babies more than Ihc traditional once offered by most hospitals? A. liooming-in isn't available in Abilene. A local pediatrician says new mothers need rest after delivery also, they're not realty able to care for their baby properly when they're taking medication and in many cases are under sedation. Rooming-in was quite popular 10 years few hospitals use iliis system now as mothers usually go home three days after delivery. He says the infant isn't injured by this short separation from the mother because they're rot too aware of what's going on in Ihc first five or six days of life. Mrs. Belly Hambrick, supervisor for OB Dept. at llondrick Memorial Hospital says fathers aren't allowed to hold the baby at all because there's too much chance of infection. Q. We have some patches of clover In nnr hack yard. We've tried pulling It up and digging 11 up, but it Just still comes right back. My question Is, "Is there something we could pat on It to kill It hut not harm the grass around A. County Agent. H. C. Stanley recommends a chemical called Endolhal. He says if used according to directions iL will do jusL what you're hoping: gel rid of clover, and won't harm Ihe grass. You can find Endolhal in a product made by the Cirecn Light Company called Clover and Wheat Killer and most of Ihe local nurseries carry it. Q. I saw In Action Line where some- one wanted rattlesnake rattles. 1 have 25 or 30 If be would like to buy them. A. He sure would if you have a nice low price, that is. .Wo couldn't contain our curiosity any longer, called our questioner to see just what plans he had for 600 rattles and discovered the wildest hobby in town: He's making a wall plaque portraying the Lone Star of Texas out of rattlesnake rattles. So, loyal Texans, donate your rattles to the cause; he only needs 500 more! 0. In regard to (he coming primary elections, I undcrslaid that a candi- date's expense In filing for office aid the expense of assessment is NOT deduc- tible for Income tax purposes. I have also hcen Informed that auy other expense In running for office, such as car expense, Is not deductible and I wonder WHY? A. It's true, campaign expenses aren't tax deductible. A. E. Fogel of Internal Revenue Service says they're considered personal expenses ]usl like food and clothing. Expen- ses incurred in looking [or employment aren't tax deductible (shoe leather used in walking from one potential place of employment to another is a personal expense and not tax The same holds true in expenses of a candidate seeking office. If you want to get into the whys and wherefores as to personal expenses not being deductible, thai goes into tax theory and is a deep, deep subject that you can debate with Mr. Fogel, or your congress- man. Q. I'm a bus driver for the Abilene Independent School District and wonder If you could please tell me how we can make drivers aware of the law (hat states vehicles approaching a school bus from BOTH DIRECTIONS must stop while the bus Is leading aid uitoadlng students. What is the fine of falling to slop? A. For a patient, long-suffering person who has the courage to drive a school bus, we'll gladly pass the word along. Maybe if you say it, and we say it again, more people will be aware of the law thai says when a school bus stops to deliver or pick up children all traffic in both directions must stop. After coming to a complete stop, if Ihe way is clear, traffic can Ihen proceed at not more than 10 miles ah hour. The fine for disregarding this law ranges from to J200. Address questions to Action Line, Box 39, Abilene, Texas, 7H44. Names will iw( be used bit questions mist be signed and addresses given. NEWS INDEX Amusements 4B Bridge 4A Classified 8-1 IB Comics 78 Horoscope 5B Hospital Patients 12A Obiluaries 2A Sporls..............8-1 OA To Your Good Health____4A TV Loo: 2B Women's News 3B .SCHOOLED APRIL FOOLS Superintendent of Schools A'. E. Wells had the last laugh on Danny Williams, center, and Maryanna Ncwbcrry, right, on April Fool's Day (left It seems Weils had (hem believing something a six-month school anyone knows you today after a week-long ln'1. believe anything you hear on April 1. The truth Don Blakley) about shouldn't finally dawned on D'anny7 an AHS Maryanna, a Cooper senior (right and boih returned to school Easter vacation. (Staff Photos by N. Koreans Clear Hijacked Jet Japanese Students Demand Plane Leave Seoul By K.C. HWANG Associated Tress. Writer SEOUL (AP) North Korea gave a go-ahead today for a lu- jackcd Japanese airliner grounded here to land in Pyon- gyang, and (he plane's hijackers demanded to be flown north at daybreak Thursday. In a radiolelephone conversa- tion will) a Japanese official a spokesman for the 15-odd Japa- nese radical students who seiv.cd tlio plane Tuesday demanded that Ihe plane depart for Pyon- gyang at 6 a.m. local p.m. CST today. In the past the students have demanded that the plane's 100 crew members and passengers them two Americans the trip to North Korea with them. The Narlh Korean announcement said the passen- Truck Drivers Picketing Terminals Over Pact Talks By NEIL GILBTUDE AP Labor Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Truck drivers stepped down from their cabs and picketed terminals in several major cities today with the expiration of nationwide (nicking contracls and (alks deadlocked over a new pact. The pattern was one of scat- tered anil local action, but some St. Teamslers were Stones Hurled At Evicting Deputies CHICAGO (AP) Wilh furni- ture strewn over the snowy lawns and 100 policemen stand- ing by, bricks and stones flew as deputy sheriffs evicted 12 families for not ranking monthly paymenls on Iheir homes. The depulics were in the midst of the eviction Tuesday when members of a crowd of more than 300 began throwing things at the police guard. Reinforcements were called in and 25 persons were arrested. Two policemen were injured, neither seriously. Most of those arrested were charged wilh disorderly conduct and assault. Police said one pointed a revolver and was charged with aggravated as- sault and unlawful use of a weapon. A crowd attempted to over- turn a police car, but its driver sped away without difficulty. As vans hauled the family possession's away, Arthur Wil- liams, a sled worker and one of the persons evicted, asked: "Whore lo now? Maybe back to the ghetto." "It isn't righl. Still, there's no sense in he said. The n families are members of the Contract Buyers League, which has been withholding monthly payments on home pur- chases because, they maintain in a suit seeking to upset the contracts, the agreements are unfair. .The families contend that Hie sellers overcharged them for Ihe properly and took advan- tage of their inability lo under- stand contract language. In conlract buying, Ihe seller retains title to the property until the full amount of the purchase price is paid. An attorney for the sellers said his clients had a waiting list of new buyers ready lo move into Ihe small frame houses in a Negro neighborhood. reported slaying away from work. A St. Louis trucker said lire trucking induslry "is shut down from St. lo Kansas City." All Teamslers walked off the job in Denver, of them forming picket lines. Teamster pickets also were walking in Kansas City, San Kranciscci and Oakland, Call. In Chicago where separate talks are being conducted, union officials said (he mem- bers in that area would not strike this morning. "We may get Ihis thing solved very shorl- said a Teamster leader in Chicago. Nationally, the teamsters un- ion has not issued a strike call iis members. Hut some walkouts were expected with the conlract expiration at midnight and sources have ad- milted more pressure would bo helpful at the bargaining table. The Teamsters union atid Trucking Employers Inc. had narrowed Iheir wage differences slightly before the Tuesday talk recess but were still some 80 cents an hour apart. Early indicalions pointed lo efforts by Teamslers officials to head off any scattered work storages. Union officials in De- Iroit reported receiving a call from Teamsters leaders in Washington saying telegrams were going out lo all locals ask- ing members to slay al work pending today's talks. gers and crew would lie sonl back lo Japan immediately. South Korean officials today reiterated their demand Ihal the students allow the passengers of the Japan Air Lines Boeing 727 get off before il flew northward. The hostages, after more than 30 hours inside the Boeing 727 jel, were reported in generally fair condition. The pilot report- ed some were suffering from ex- haustion and tension. The official North Korean news agency KCNA said in a Ijrief broadcast from Pyon- gyang that Ihc United Nations Command had contacted North Korea this morning in an at- tempt to solve the deadlock be- tween Hie hijackers and the South Koreans. The Communist broadcast promised that Ihc "safety of Hie plane would be ensured dur- ing the flight in Hie territorial air of our side and Ihose on board the plane would be given liumanilarian treatment if Ihe plane came to our side." But it added: "Our side cannot as- sume responsibility for a possi- ble accident on the plane ilself." The Japanese Red Cross re- ported in Tokyo that it had ca- bled the North Korean lied Cross asking for all possible help in gaining the early release of all aboard Hie plane should the aircraft fly to North Korea. The airliner was comandeered Tuesday morning by about 15 sword-waving young radicals after it look off from Tokyo on a domestic flight. It refueled at its original destination, the south- western Japanese city of Fukuo- ka, and lei 23 passenger's off. The pilot then tried to fly lo Norlh Korea but reportedly was driven away at the border by North Korean antiaircraft fire and fighter planes. He (hen flew southward, and the Seoul air- port was quickly disguised in an attempt lo make Ihe hijackers think it was Pyongyang. Signs identifying the airport were taken down and Ihe con- trol tower said over the radio that it was the lower al Pyon- gyang. South Korean soldiers changed into North Korean uni- forms and an elaborate "wel- coming" ceremony was ar- ranged. As the plane landed, one South Korean major and two airline employes rushed toward it. The officer shouted over a portable loudspeaker: "This is I'yongyang! We whololiearlcdly welcome you." Bui ojie of Ihe hijackers in lite cockpit replied: "This seems lo hn Seoul, not Pyongyang. When we landed, we saw over 10 Americans on Ihe ground. How can Americans be in Pyon- lie also asked the officer lo bring North Korean Premier Kim 11-sung's portraits and Norlh Korean flags la Hie plane as evidence. The officer replied (hat Hie airport was a military base and did not have Kim's portrait but would bring it soon. Abilene Comes To Its Census Today America counts her people today. All across Hip nation, census enumerators will go "anywhere there are as Hal Graham, crew district supervisor for the Abilene area put it. Some 62 million census questionnaires were distributed to households last week by the 1'osl Office. The enumerators, carrying blue portfolios marked "U. S. Census will be fanning out over the Big Country to pick up the forms. "Please, plpaso, please have your questionnaires filled asked one of the crew leaders Monday night, .Mrs. Ncal (Ann) Fry, a veteran of the I960 census. H is possible thai some people did not receive a qucstionaire but District Census Manager Richard R. Newton of Wichita Falls says they should not worry about being missed because the census lakers will have a questionnaire for them. Besides their blue portfolios, each census laker will be identified by a red, while and blue identification card. The card is printed wilh the seal of the Dept. of Commerce and the words ''Census Enumerator. Official Credential." The census Inker's signature will be on the card which Census Credential pictured, Pg. IB Gunmen Hold Hostages, Demand Car on Riviera By GUY RIFFET VILLEGRANCHE-SUR- MER, France (AP) Four gunmen wearing red sweaters, their leader a mental hospital escapee, seized four tourists as hostages today and shol one in H day-long siege at a Riviera ho- tel. The gunmen hurled a gre- nade, fired a burst al a police- men and shol down an elderly West German tourist, Mrs. Hans Tische, wilh a volley of mschine-gun bullels. The wom- an, wounded when she tried lo was in serious condition in a hospital. "Give us a car in front of the door and don't follow the men in Room 100 of the luxu- rious Versailles Hotel told the police al midaftcrnoon. "f.cl us have Ihc time lo make 100 kilo- 60 in Hie direction of Ilaly and we'll let the hostages go." But the demand w.ts turned down by Hcne Mathicu, the po- lice chief. He also said not lo an offer by Ihe bandils lo tree the hostages if Malhicu would ride away wilh them in a car. Under the bandils' guns were Mrs. Tische's husband, 73, and Mr. and Mrs. Ja'cqucs Dcspag- non, 57 and 58, of Paris. Mrs. Despagnon was released by the bandits later in the day, leaving the two husbands as hostages. The siege began at 6 a.m. when police, called to the hotel by employes who noticed a weapon in the baggage four male guests, began lo make door-lo-door checks. A burst of pistol fire answered the police search. The gunmen tried lo leave the hotel by sliding down knotted bed sheets but gave up, and crawled along a balcony Ihal led lo other rooms. One of the gunmen clulched a valise be- lieved lo contain loot from a holdup. Then, Ihe gunmen moved the four persons into a single room. Mrs. Tische was shot when she tried to escape. Later the gang's leader, Maurice Sorini, 25, wlm fled from Timone Psychiatric Hospital in Marseille six weeks ago, agreed to allow a doclor lo evacuate her. During the morning vans full of black uniformed riot police surrounded the Ihrcc-slory hotel and scaled off access to il. Al Ihe sstne lime Malhieu began negotiating with Sorini, but Ihe conversalions got nowhere. The police agreed only to allow a bell boy lo carry two packs of cigarettes to the gunmen on a silver plaller. The bandits agreed, however, lo lei a British family, slaying in the room alongside theirs, leave Ihe floor when they learned that a 13-year-old boy was a diabetic and needed an insulin injection. Mr. and Mrs. Tcrrcnce Sow- den, of the Isle o[ Jersey and Iheir children, Gary, 13, Sally Ann, 12, and Jaync, 8, were bar- ricaded in their room for live hours. ccrlifies that he or she is aulhorizcd to perform the duties of census enumerator and has sii-oiTi to keep confidential all census information provided. Any person who claims to be a census laker bul does not have this identification should be reported immediately to the nearest law enforcement agency, stressed Newton. While Wednesday is C-Day (for Tuesday night was T- (for transient) Might. Forms were provided for guests by motels, hotels and YMCAs. "Special Place enumerators" will cover sudi places as hospitals, jails, rest homes, bus stations, and in Abilene Dycss Air Force Base and the city's three colleges. Personnel living off base will be counted by enumerators in Iheir area, not on base. Newton says it will probably take from three lo five weeks for the census takers lo gel around lo all Ihe households. If anybody is going lo be out of town for the month of April, says Newlon, he should leave his form with a neighbor or in his mailbox wilh a note atlachcd. If a resident is going away for only a week or two, his local census taker can contact him after he has returned. Newlon emphasizes thai the forms should nol be mailed in by anyone and il is important to wait until the enumerator comes by to collect the form. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map, Pg. 11A> ABILENE AND VICINITY (U-mi'.l Ctoudv and ccWer wilh wWely- scallered ligM rain and drizzle today; de- cloudy and colter tendril; lair and warmer Thursday. H'4h this alter- noon In Ihe low Tonight around a: high Tursday In the M's. Northerly winds ar le-20'm.p.h. today, decreasing Icnlghl. Probability cl measurable rain, M per cent hktti and tow Fcr ?4-houn endbyj f a.m.-. 78 and 11. High. and Lovf same- tail inf. U and U Sunset last night: sunrlM 'odayi sunset tonight:   

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