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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 8, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                Wtyt gfoflene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 69TH YEAR, NO. 203 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79G04, WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 8, PACKS IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press (fP) lOc SUNDAY Osaka Explosion Leaves 76 Dead OSAKA, Japan (AP) A scr- ips of gas explosions lore through a suliwaj1 TOnslmcliou silc in Itiis Expo '70 city today killing al leasl 76 persons and injuring 211, police said. The disaster occurred in a business district 10 miles from Ihc fair grounds and did not damage the exposilion. Many of the injured wove in serious conditions. The explosions touched off fires in an area a mile square. Three explosions in quick succession occviiTeil alxml a: 30 p.m., jusl aTlcr offices had closed for the day and most sub- way trains were jammed with commuters on the way lionie. Police said many of Ihc victims were commuters. The explosions leveled several buildings, and the (ires thai fol- lowed destroyed about 30 houses, police said. Investigators attributed the explosions to leakage in the mu- nicipal gas system. City officials ordered gas sup- plies in some areas shut off to prevent the disaster from spreading in Japan's second largest city. Osaka, with a popu- lation of more than three mil- lion, ranks in size only behind Tokyo which has a population of more than 11 million. Firemen reported throe hours FOURTH GENERATION Robert A. Taft II holds pictures nf Ms three nationally-known foreliearers and says he eventually wants to seek public office. Tail, 28, lias taken a leave of. absence from liis .job with the Illinois' Bu- reau ol Ihe Budget to help in the U.S. Senate campaign nf his father, Robert Tafl Jr., a con- gressman from Cincinnati. His great-grandfather, left, was President William Howard Tad. The late Sen. Robert A. Tafl, center, is liis grand- father, and his father is at right. (AP WircphoLo) STALIN'S DAUGHTER By ELL1E RUCJiER and BKTTY CRISSOM Why Show Wreck Victims on TV? Q. It's a known fad lhat not everyone enjoys hting photographed at his best, and I can't believe that anyone enjoys area wide television coverage at his vorsl. I would 'ike to knnw wliy il is necessary lo have close-up camera shols of accident victims on television news broadcasts? A. Bo'.h stalion managers said they try to use discretion in this they don't show dead bodies, and avoid showing Ihe worst scenes al the accident; they're constantly evaluating and cdiliiif; whal is shown. They said Iheir purpose isn't lo shock or disgust, but lo convey the seriousness of aulii accidents, and lo alcrl people lo the dangers of careless driving. One station manager said there's been much discussion on tins and some feel they should show even more of the gory side in order to wake people cause them to fasten their scat belts and drive more carefully. Q. Our daughter is In marry In a formal wedding early lids summer. As Ihc molhcr of the bride, I will he first in the receiving line at Hie reception. Tlic groom's falhcr Is second In line. Do I iircsenl Ihe praom's talticr lo Ihe guest or (he gncsl (o the promt's falher? Also Ihe bride's father will he jus! before her In the rccrivinR line and how docs he Introduce. Ihc hridc and (hr micsl; which one Is presented lo Ihc other? A. Present Ihc groom's father to Ihc guest Example: "Mrs. Guest, this is Mr. Doc, the groom's father." Because you're introducing an individual to a group, the individual (guest) is Ihe person in honor and therefore the gucsl's name is mentioned first. After the initial introduction al Ihe beginning of the receiving line, generally Ihc guest's name is passed from one person lo another along Ihc receiving line so as the guest approaches the bride, her falher simply says to the bride. "Jlrs. Guesl." Q. Can you Icll me what Ihc value of a U.S. Cavalry bridle bit is, or hnw I can find out? It's slill In condition. A Value depends on Ihc age of Ihe hil. If II was used in World War II it's worlh abonl used in WWI value is if used in Ihc ISOOs it's worth about If you aren'l sure of Ihc age, Lee Ola Sclinlzc, owner of the museum in Old Abilene Town, will be glad to look al it and help dclerminc how old it is. She supgcsls you call first before going out as she's nol always there. Q With Ihc elections approaching, I'm ivonilerin" Jnsl where Ihe money comes from to pay for (he cost of (he primary elections? A Candidates in Ihc Democratic primary are assessed 10 per cent of the annual salary nf Ihe office for which Ihey are candidates. This pays for Ihe first and second primary. General elections and special elcclions arc paid for by the county, says Mrs. Chester Hiilchcson, counly clerk. Address questions lo Acllon Line, Box 30 Abilene, Texas, Names Mill not he used hul questions must be signed ami addresses given. Svetlono Weds, 'Feels Like 17' I'HOKNIX. Ariz. (AP) _ Svellana Alliluypva, daughter of Josef Stalin, has married an ar- chitect she had mel only 20 days before. The simple Quaker ceremony was perfniTiied Tuesday in the living room of Talicsin West, nil architectural school of Ihe Prank Lloyd Wright Founda- tion, The Arizona Republic said in a copyright story. The bride- groom was William Wesley Pe- ters, 57, vice president of Ihc foundation and chief architect of Taliosin Associated Archilcrls. Svctlana, 4-1, who fled the So- viet Union in mcl Pelcrs when she accepted an invitation from Mrs. Frank Lloyd Wright, widow of Ihe famous architect, to visil Talicsin three weeks ago. "II is a the new NEWS INDEX Amuscrr.cnls 6A Eridae 8A Classified 6-1 OB Comics 5B Friilcrials 4B Horoiccpc 4A Hospilal Palicnts 7 A Obituaries 3A Spans To Ycur Good Hcallh 8A TV Lea 5A Women's News 3B Mrs. Pclors told The Republic. "I feel like I'm 17." She said none of her friends al tended the wedding, hut "they will learn soon enough and faint a hlllc bit.'- The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Raymond G. Mank- cr, of the First Unitarian Church. Svetlana, repealing Ihe vows, said, "in the presence of Ihcsc friends, I promise lo be a loving and faithful wife." Peters, the son-in-law of Ihe Wrights, was formerly married to another Lloyd Wright, who died in an automobile accident in 191C. 11 was Miss Alliluycva's third marriage. -She was married at 18 to a fellow-student, Gregory Morosov. Her second husband was Yuri Zhdanov, a bio-chem- ist. She defected to the Unilcd Stales via India, where she had gone in December of ifise to re- turn Ihe ashes of Brajesh Singh, a man Soviet officials would nol permit her to many. She .settled in Princeton, N..I., where she praised America for its "completely cheerful and free atmosphere, something that people in Moscow simply do not know, do nnl feel." The Soviet Union revoked her citizenship last January for "ads defaming a citizen." Mom's Spot In Kitchen Not So Hot LOUISVILLE Ky. (Al') Prof. John M. Welch ol the Uni- versity of Missouri thinks the feminists have been right all along: a woman's place isn't in the home. Her time is worth more than she saves slaving in the kitchen. "Take the cos! of food in a restaurant and subtract from il Ihe cost of buying and operating kitchen equipment and the cost of he said Tuesday. "You'll find the difference leaves about 10 cenls an hour for Mom's time over a hot stove and in crowded supermarkets." An extension economist for the Columbia, Mo. university, Welch said the trend toward eating out in America was a healthy one. Al Ihe turn of die century, he said, one in 20 meals was eaten in a mass food service establishment. Now the figure is one of three meals. "It's all supply and he said. The bulk of restaurant business goes In (he chain estab- lishment's, leaving Ihe field open for independent restaurateurs at the lop and the bottom ot Ihe -scale. "Food is down the list on what attracts people to Welch declared. "The main thing Is atmos- combination of ac- ceptable food, service and sur- roundings. -Service is Ihe most important." Other factors in America's growing use of the restaurant, the professor said, arc in- creased urbanization and the working woman. "Working women either have no lime to cook or they're too lirnd lo he said. "And if husbands understood what il costs to cat al home, you can be sure we'd all eat1 out more often." 'OUT OF TIMS WORLD' Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana calls President Nixon's pro- posed 10-ucnl rale for first class mail, "Out of. this world." Mansfield voiced Iris objections lo a four-cent increase at a Capitol news conference Tuesday. {AP Wirepholo) Cairo Radio Says Israelis Hit School Apollo 13 Awaits Blood Tests CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) Doclors wailed today for re- sulls of new bloodlesls of two Apollo 13 astronauts who could break out in German measles at any hour, forcing a postpone- ment of Saturday's scheduled launch to Ihc moon. niood samples taken Tuesday night from Thomas K. Malting- ly II and I'Yed liaise Jr. were flown lo Ihe Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston for analysis. Doctors hoped Ihs results would show the astro- nauts immune, hut il could show (hem coming down with Ihc dis- ease. Hascd on earlier tests, doctors have declared astronaut James A. Lovcll .Ir. immiinc. All three crew-men were ex- posed to German Measles through contact with backup as- tronaut Charles Duke, who came down with measles Sun- day. Hy studying a scries of blood samples taken al intervals after an individual is exposed, doc- tors can determine if antibodies are building up in to combat the disease. Another possible threat to the launch came in a wcalher re- pnrl which calls for clouds with a chance of rain at Saturday's planned blastoff time of p.m. EST. Officials recalled Apollo 12, which was launched in a rain- storm last November. The ris- ing rocket created two artificial lightning holts which momenla- rily knocked oul Ihc spaceship's cleclrical power. Apollo 13 will not be launched undcrsimilar wealher condilions. While wailing results of the blood tests, Ihe aslronauls climbed aboard spacecraft si- mulalors to rehearse lunar orbit and lunar surface activities. BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Cairo radio claimed Israeli war- planes bombed an Kgyplian school today, killing 30 children and wounding 36 others. Tlie broadcast from the TCgyp- lian capital added thai one oth- er civilian, presumably an ad- ult, was killed and 10 more were wounded. The radio said the bombing of the school came during an Is- raeli allack on Egyptian mili- tary positions near Lhe Suez Ca- nal. The Israeli military command said earlier in Tel Aviv that Is- raeli planes had raided military targets along the canal 18 miles inside Egypl. The jets struck at Salihiyc, west of El Qanlara, and other areas, an Israeli spokesman said. After the Cairo broadcasl, an Israeli spokesman in Tel Aviv said Ihc Egyptian reporl "is being checked oul here." He said he had no details. The school was in the village ot El Bakar in Sharkich Prov- ince. It was a primary level co- educational school, meaning (he children were in the 6 to 12- year-old bracket. The report of casualties came from the Egyptian Interior Min- istry, the radio said. Military losses were nol mentioned. after the disaster struck they hail brought the raging fires un- der control. They said, however, they expected lo spend most of the night trying to douse flames being fed by gas lingering in large feeder pipes. "You can slill smell gas in the area and many residents have, left their homes because Ihey are afraid of more said a fireman. The disaster occurred about 33 feet underground, in an area where workers were construct- ing a new subway line. Police ordered an immediate investigation lo determine the cause of the explosions, which came over a 330-foot-area. One witness said he spoiled flames licking at pipes in the subterrancnan work area sec- onds before the explosions rocked the area. "I ducked and became almost deaf from the said .lun Ji Matsushita, 34. "Then I saw columns of fire shooting about 10 meters (33 feet) into the air from below the ground." One injured victim, Misao Shimizu, 25, told newsmen at a hospilal he was shopping In the district with a friend "when all of a sudden there were several explosions and concrete blocks began raining down." "One concrete block hit me on the head and I was knocked un- he said. "When 1 re- gained consciousness I was in the hospital, but I don't know whal happened to my friend." Police said Ihc force of Ihe ex- plosions flipped over concrete pavement slabs, shattered win- dows and loosened roof slates 165 feel from the blast area. The disaster occurred in 'a business district of Kila Ward, in northern Osaka, southwest of the Expo fairgrounds. Phone Construction UENISON, Tex. (AP) Southwestern Dell in Denison has predicted an estimated 1970 construction budget of to meet increasing demands for communications service. WEATHER" U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Wllttir Mip, Pa- TA) ABILENE AMD VICINITY IB-mile i-rdiui) Pirtly cloudy w-d turning cooler Ihli allernoon; parity ctoudf 1o clear and coo-'er tonight; fair and cool Irojridiy. Hrgli Ihis alter noon, ftO-85 de- grees; low Icnlghl, -C-5Q; h'tgri Thursday, near M. Southerly to Muthweslerly wlrrfs al 70-30 m.p.h.i becoming 1hfi aCtrnocn. HTgh and row for 24 hwjri ending V a m 81 and a. H'gh and tew rfale last year: W and 66. Sunsfi last nfgM: lotfay: sunsel lontghl: 12-Year-Old Boy Now Walks Softly SAN ANTONIO (AP) A 13- year-old boy complained to po- lice lhat a 12-year-old knocked him down and look his tennis shoes. When Ihe 12-year-old was ar- rested he told this story: His shoes were only leather tops; tlie soles were Ihe bolloms of his feel. When he went to school barefooted, classmates leased him. So he dropped out a couple of days each week. The principal warned he must slay in school or be expelled. So Ihe boy became a robber. Sgl. Jerry Gutierrez and dc- OFFICERS REVEAL lectives P. R. donzales and Jimmy Cuellar chipped In to buy a new pair of lennis shoes. The 13-year-old's stolen shoes were returned, and the now shoes were given the 12-year-old. The three officers contacted friends and relatives for cloth- ing to lake lo Ihc youngster's home. They learned he is one of 13 children of a cab driver who earns a month. He's had previous brushes with the law, the officers said, hut they're impressed with his determination to slay in school. They checked later to be sure he was there. He was, in his new tennis shoes. Negro Police Catch Venom From Both Sides KANSAS CITY (AP) Whal is il like to be a Negro police- man and have people of your osvn race call you a pig? "Show me a palrolman who reacts and I'll show you a man who should nol be a police offi- said Patrolman Lloyd A. DcGraffcnrcid, 23. "Something inside me hurts for when a kid calls me a pig I wonder about the disres- pect thai it shows for aulhorily and it said Sgl. Walter Parker, 50. "It's Ihe uniform, said Sylvester Winston, 23. "It doesn'l carry over lo our family or social life." "When you lose your cool and start lo think about retaliating, it's lime to think about doing something he said. "They hope you will retaliate and yet Ihey know you so do you." They said they first heard themselves called "pig" by oth- er Negroes after a Black Pan- ther chapter was organized here several years ago. v They heard II the streets, even in courl rooms. II came from adults, from teen- agers and even from very young children. There arc things worse than names, Parker said: "How would you like lo be spal upon when you arc trying to do your job? After 20 years, I think I can say this: It's a hell of a job to be a black officer." "We live in Ihe Park- er said. "We never gel oul of it. I don't mind the name calling. Bui we're out there where we see all the people against black people. "And Ihcn we get if from bolh sides. Out (here you are a nigger lackey. In here, you're something else. You get damned near ready lo blow. Mister, you gotta be a superman to take on this joh." While officers hear them- selves called 'pig' loo, but nol as often. Capl. William C. Moulder, who is white, said officers of his race get called not only "pig" but "honkey." "Somehow, you can't say thai word with much he said. "Bui when you hear pig, you conjure up something lazy, fat, sloppy and on Ihc take." Officer James D. Harmon, an- other while, said he tries lo re- main indifferent. "You have to consider Ihe Harmon said. "My sympathy is with Ihc younger children. They are being caught up in the times." NEED CASH? Look around the house and garage for those that you no longer use. 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