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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAR, NO. 336 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 20, THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Press lOc 20c SUNDAY IT'S NOT LONG NOW David Woodyard, 13, son Mr. and Mrs. James Woodyard, is all primed for the last day of school It Just Wasn't A Dream, Dad NORTHGLENN, Colo. (AP) George B. Stevens thought his 17-year-old son, Mall, was dreaming when the boy ran into his father's bedroom early Tuesday lo exclaim someone was stealing Hall's car. Stevens jumped out of bed, donned his wife's sheer housecoat and raced outside to reassure his son nothing was wrong. Bui the vehicle was being driven away, and father and son jumped in the family car lo give chase. Minutes later, father and son were hauled to the side oE the highway by State Palrolman Joseph Barbour. The elder Stevens jumped oul and rushed back lo lell the officer what was happening. The palrolman took off in hoi pursuit. Young Stevens look off, also in hot pursuit. The elder Slevens found himself standing beside the freeway, wearing nothing but his wife's housecoat. Frantically, he fried for several minutes (o hilch a ride. Holorisls, seeing the man hitchhiking in the wee hours in nothing hut a honsecoal, sped by. A second palrolman, informed of Stevens' dilemma by radio, mercifully appeared. "You don't have lo explain a the officer said, "just, get in. May 20. The Franklin Junior High student has the day marked and his baseball.bat ready. (Staff Photo by Don Blakley) RR Commission Trims Oil Allowable to 59 Per Cent AUSTIN (AP) The Texas Railroad Commission cut the statewide oil allowable loday to per cent of potential for June, the second monthly reduction in a row. The new allowable will permit maximum production of barrels of crude oil a day next monlh, compared lo bairels under this month's M.5 per cent allowable. Only.lhree of Ihe 13 major oil purchasers sought more crude in June than May, four asked for less and six requested Ihe same amount of crude oil ncxl month as this monlh. Total written nominations by Ihe buyers lotaled bar- rels of oil a day in June, 'a de- crease o( from May. The U.S. Bureau of Mines forecast of the June demand for Texas crude is barrels daily, an increase of from May. A ban-el reduction by Pan American at the lasl minulc dropped lolal nominations lo or fewer than this month. Nominations by major pur- chasers, in bairels per day, for June, with increases or de- NEWS INDEX Ajnuscmenls 4B Bridge 5A Clossified 8-12B Comics 7B Editorials..............68 Horoscope.............-4A Hospital Potfents 6A Obituaries 3A 1A To Your Good Health 5A TV Log ...............5B Women's News.........3B Viets Open New Assault In Cambodia creases from (his month in parentheses: Atlantic Richfield (minus Chevron Cities Service (plus Conlinental Diamond Shamrock (plus Gulf Humble (minus Mobil (minus Pan American (minus Phillips 116.0CO, Shell Sun 500 (plus Texaco 000, Union of California Texan Dies WASHINGTON (AP) Army S.Sgl. Gary L. Cox of Pasadena, Tex., has died in Vietnam not as a result of enemy wounds, the Defense Dcparlmcnl announced Tuesday. By GEOHGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) Thousands of South Vietnamese infantry- men opened-a new front in Cam- bodia today, assaulting the last of the known North Vietnamese! and Viet Cong sanctuaries near the border. The Soullt Vietnamese De- fense Ministry said the opera- tion was under way at, least 10 miles inside Cambodia, wesl of the Bu Prang and Due Lap Spe- cial Forces camps which North Vietnamese Iroops laid siege lo last year. The area is opposite Vietnam's southern Central Highlands and about 125 miles northeast of Saigon. H was the 13lh allied front opened in Cambodia. The South Vietnamese infantrymen went in after massive raids by Hie U.S. Air Force's big B52 bomb- ers. U.S. helicopters began landing several thousand South Viet- namese infantrymen from the 23rd Division and their Ameri- can advisers in the thickly jun- gled region al dawn. A U.S. Principal Chuckles At Kosher Demands MIAMI (AP) Anne Peskoe has registered 10 non-ncgoliablo demands iiL South Dade High School. For a change, Principal Howard Crabtvec is laughing. Already knee deep in conflict belween black and white stu- dents, Crablree received Tues- day a pclilion demanding that all classes be held in Hebrew. In presenting Ihe demands, Anne, a 17-year-old junior, de- scribed herself as "I, the Jewish student body at South Dade High School." Miss Poskoe said that since "sundry protesting groups" al- ready had h'ccii heard from, she wanted il known that her minor- ity-of-one demands include: "Fitly one per cent of (lie slu- dent body lo be Jewish. "Kosher food in the cafeteria. "Compulsory prayer services on Saturday (the Jewish Sab- "Security forces headed by llnshe ilJayan (the Israeli de- fense "School song to be 'Hava Ncgilali.' "1 wanted lo show how each side was getting a lillle ridicu- lous in Uieir dema.icl.s and our principal was going through a bad Anne explained. "I thought iL might give him a lift." CrabLree said it did. He said he caught the humor of il immediately and "il certainly came al Ihe right time." Among his more serious ANN FESKOE brushing up present problems are a demand by while sludent-s that denounced by Negro sludenls as insulllng, be reinslated as Ihe school song, and a demand by Negro studenls that the school setup provide them with "more black identity." Don't Worry About Nixon, Girl Is Told DIXON, Calif. (AP) A 9- year-old girl with a lot of ques- tions has been lold by the Nixon administration to slick lo Iter schoolwork "and let the Presi- dent lake care of decision on na- tional and international af- fairs." Pamela Cross wrote a letter to President Nixon as parl of a fourlh-grade class projccl de- signed to gel youngsters inter- ested in public issues. Why the Zeroes for Senior Stunt? By BLUE FUCKER and BETTY GRISSOM Q. I am a proud senior of Ahilcne High School. As a senior, I would like lo know why the seniors of Abilene High were given absences for a day when (heir "Senior Senior Slunl was performed and yet the seniors of Cooper High were given excused nascnccs for a day when their "Senior Stunt" was performed. The Abilene High seniors, for many years, have been given imexcused absences for the "Senior Break- fast" al Uncle Van's Pancake Honse and also (he "Senior which'arc both con- sidered school traditions. Both schools arc under the Abilene Independent Schnol District, hut why aren't Ihe students of bclh schools treated the same for Identical acts? A. Action Line contacted the principals of both high schools. Cooper Principal Malcolm Anthony says his students attended their first period class, then went lo the school auditorium, lhat was not in use, where Ihcy remained with causing any disturbance lo Ihe other classes. Escoe Webb, Abilene High School principal, says he just follows the rules in the handbook regulated by the school board. The absences and zeroes sometimes have a deterring effect on the studenls but not very olten or lo a great extent, he says. Q. My curiosity finally won! IVho will he attending Ihe new Kindergarten which will hecomc a part of (he Abilene Independent School District? I have been (old lhat Head Slarl and the new Kindergarten program Mill be combined (o cater to Ihe low-Income families. Il's about lime that (he middle class families have a chance lo use something for which (hey have paid. Head Start has provided Ihe best of medical and dental care for these children as well as food for some lime. Head Start has been a glorified kindergarten for (he andcrnrlvilegcd child. Now II Is time for (he middle class families lo use these facilities, also. I strongly believe the middle class people arc being discriminated against. A. Children eligible for Ihe 1970-7: Kinder- garten must be five years and five months old and be an "educationally handicapped" child (unable (o speak, read and comprehend the English language to the extent lhat he is not familiar with the common English language thai is necessary for normal progress in Ihe first grade) AND- OR be a child who is from a family whose annual income is or less. The Iwo programs will nol and cannot he combined because one is a federal program and the other is a stale-funded program. II is possible the two programs will share the same building. The Head Start will take children who are not old enough to attend Kindergarten hut meet the other requirements. The Kindergarten Is set up to intake all the five-year-olds gradually as funds and facilities are available, hopefully by the 1077-78 school year, says A. K. Wells, superintendcnl of Abilene Public Schools. Q. Please give us (he correct abbre- viation for Caplaln In the Air Force and Captain In the Navy. Is Cpl. for Air Force and Capt. for Navy? A. No, Capt. is used for both, even though a Captain in Ihe Navy is etjual in rank lo a full Colonel in Ihe Air Force. The Air Force, Navy and Marines have continued with their old abbreviations but the Army has changed all its military rank abbreviations to three letters apparently to fit computers. In official Army publi- cations, Captain is spelled CPT, lleulenanl colonel is LTC, and corporal is CPU But newspapers and other publications which do nol require official Pentagon blessing, mostly still use the older, more common abbreviations o( Capt. LI. Col., and cilhcr Cpl. or Corp. Unless you're a computer, you can use whichever abbreviation you prefer. "Why arc you spending all that money on war and not on schools, papers and she asked. "Why did you okay the ABM and vclo the school bill? I think you should do something about the pollution. The hospitals need money, too." About eight weeks later, Pamela received a letter from Washington, D.C., from Thomas .1. fiurns, acting associate com- missioner for elementary and secondary education in the De- partment of Health, Education and Welfare. "Dear wrole Burns, "President Nixon has asked me lo reply lo your leller of Feb. 26. "Dixon is a good town, with good schools, and it receives money from several federal ed- ucation programs. You will be able lo learn there very well in- ded, if you listen carefully in class, cooperate with your teachers and do your homework as it is assigned. "Getting an education is no easy matter. II requires concen- trated study, extra reading o[ books from Ihe library, and re- view, every now and then, of all you have been taught in the classroom. "Pay attention lo your own learning aclivilics, and let the President lake care of decisions on nalional and international af- fairs. He Is equipped lo do this. "Good luck in your studies." spokesman said probably less llian 100 advisers were taking parl. "There are no U.S. ground forces involved in Ihe opera- Ihe U.S. Command said, adding lhat U.S. support of the operation included "helicopter and logistics support, tactical air, artillery and advisers." The drive was preceded by nearly 100 B52 raids along the border in the past four days to soften up Ihe suspected North Vietnamese bunkers and gun posilions. Field reports said Ihe South Vietnamese had made no con- lacl by afternoon and were con- solldaling Iheir positions and. preparing for a night bivouac. The new operation is an ex- tension of the sweep which the. South Vietnamese 22nd Infanlry Division is making in Uie Se San area lo the north of today's landing. Between and South Vietnamese troops and more than Americans now are operating inside Cam- bodia along a 600-mile stretch of border. Al Uie southern end of the frontier, a task force of more than South Vietnamese troops with' armored cars, gun- boats and U.S. warplanes in support, pushed deeper Into southern Cambodia today after smashing a North Vietnamese base camp and sampaiv fleet, South Vietnamese military lic.ido.uai tors announced. In a drive launched Sunday, Hie big land and river force is trying to destroy base camps from which Uie North Viet- namese 1st Infanlry Division at- tacks South Vietnam's southern- most provinces and (he sam- pnns in which it moves about the delta area's network of riv- ors and canals. The llirce-prong force Is mov- ing northward, along Highways 2 and 3 and the Bassac River, from the southernmost stretch of the Vietnamese-Cambodian border helwecn Ha Tien and Tinh Bien. A South Vietnamese commu- nique said 96 North Vietnamese soldiers were killed Tuesday and 100 sampans and 30 storage huts were destroyed. It also said government forces captured 136 rifles, IB heavy weapons, more than 26 tons of other munitions and 31 Inns of rice. Eight' South Vietnamese troops were reported killed and 25 wounded. This raised total casualties re- ported in the first Ilirec days of the operation to 480 North Viet- namese and 24 South Viet- namese killed, and 91 South Vietnamese and three Ameri- cans wounded. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weiiher Mip, Pg. (A) ABILENE AND VICINITY ftt-mlla c oUwrwiM lafr today, fwi'ghl and High today low High Thursday tround Winds southerly from 10-15 n-..pJi. High and row for ending al 9 a.m.: u and is. High and for same period lasT year: 37 and SunMl night: p.m.l todayi a.m.; tonlflhl; p.m. ____ NEED CASH? Look around the house and garage for those items thot you no longer use. 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