Publication name: Abilene Reporter News
Location: Abilene, Texas
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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1970, Abilene, Texas
WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 90TH YEAR, NO. 38 PHONE ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 24, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Associated Press Mercury in Rivers To Bring Lawsuits 10 Firms Face Suits on 7-State Pollution Rather fight than TerVy Zembrzuski, 2, trics'to match black eyes with one. of the puppies born to the family dog. Terry ran into-a table to get his black eye, but the pup came by his natu- raljy. (AP Wirepho'to) _______. ____________ Israel Skeptical of Nasser Okay to U.S. Peace Proposal By THE'ASSOCIATED PRESS Egyptian President Gamal 'Abdel Nasser's acceptance of U.S. proposals lor Middle Kast peace talks drew mixed reac- tion from the Arab world today while Israel was skeptical. Discharge Ordered For 01 Objector SAN ANTONIO fed- eral judge ordered the Army Thursday to discharge a Wary- land soldier as a conscientious objector as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling returned last month. Pvt.1. John D. Aquilino Jr. of Baltimore, Md., a soldier at Ft. Sam Houston here, sought a dis- charge on conscientious objector grounds last May but U.S. Dist. Judge Adrian Spears denied the request. Spears reversed the decision Thursday, basing his move on a June 15 Supreme Court piling. The high court held lhat person- al and philosophical beliefs, as well as religious beliefs, apply in conscientious objection cases. Spears originally denied Aqui- lino's petition for discharge on grounds his beliefs were not suf- ficiently grounded in religious training. _________ Market Mixed NEW YORK (AP) The slock market opened mixed to- day in slow trading. Advances held a slim lead over declines. A spokesman for Ihe British Foreign Office said the govern- ment was "very glad to learn of the United Arab Republic's ac- ceptance of the American pro- posals." The press of Syria, which op- poses any negotiations, carried no mention of Nasser's accept- ance of Ihe plan, which he called "only con- taining nothing new. Instead, Syrian .newspapers emphasized Nasser's remarks accusing the United States of continuing lo supply arms lo Israel. In Tel Shimon Peres, minister without.portfolio, said "Nasser interpreted the propos- al to suit his own wants" and had no change in the Egyptian position. Making the first government commenl on Nasser's speech Thursday, Peres told an inter- viewer the Egyptian leader had distorted Ihe U.S. plan. Israeli newspapers urged lhat Israel present its own initiative for a Middle East peace to coun- ter Nasser's speech. In Beirut, where newspapers reflect all shades of political opinion in Ihe Arab world, the sharpest criticism came from Al Kifah, a paper thai speaks for Ihe Baalhisl rulers of Iraq. Its headline said: "Instead of blowing up the bridges with America as he had promised in his appeal lo (President) Nixon in May, Abdel Nasser agrees to American proposals." Rightist newspapers in Beirut said the Nasser speech 'was a positive step, while two pro- Fgyptian newspapers sought lo justify his decision. Thus Al Moharrcr voiced Is- rael's reasons for objecting to' the U.S. plan for a limited cease-fire. WASHINGTON (AP) The Justice Department has author- ized civil suits against 10 com- panies whose names were turned in by the Interior De- partment for allegedly dumping mercury in lakes and rivers of seven states. Ttie suils will be the first filed by the Justice Department un- der the lillle used 1890 Refuse Act, Ally. Gen. John N. Mitchell said today. U.S. ATTORNEYS in districts where the alleged polluters are located have been authorized to file suits seeking injunctions against continued discharge of mercury and lo require Uie companies to take steps to re- medy the effects of past pollu- tion. "Because mercury pollulion is a serious matter, civil injunc- tion proceedings are being au- thorized' instead of Ihe usual criminal action under the crimi- nal Refuse Act, where Uie pen- alty is relatively said Asst. Atty. Gen. Shiro Kashiwa. Kashiwa is head of the depart- ment's land and natural re- sources division. The cases were submitted to Ihe Justice department Tues- day by Secretary of the Interior Walter J. Hickel. Published re- piirts said the number submit- led was 13, but the Justice De- partment said that number was inaccurate. Criminal penalties under tlie act provide for fines of up lo and jail sentences of up to one year for individuals. Juslicc Department spokesmen contend injunctivc action requiring pol- luters lu slop does more to im- prove the environment than as- sessing the criminal penalties. Suits under Ihe 71-year-old an- tipollulion statute were ordered lo be filed against: Georgia-Pacific Corp., Bell- ingham, Wash., for allegedly discharging mercury Into Pugct Sound; Olin Mathieson Chemi- cal Corp., of Niagara Falls, N.Y., for allegedly discharging mercury into the Niagara Riv- er. OXFORD PAI'Ell Co., Rum- ford, Maine, for discharging mercury into Ihe Androscoggin River; Weyerhauser Co., Long- view, Wash., for discharge of mercury into the Columbia River. Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp., of Augusta, Ga., dis- charge of mercury into the Sa- WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE. ES5A WEATHER BUREAU (Weather map, pg. U) ABILENE AND VICINITY Partly today, lonigM ard Salurday a slight char.ce for rain lon'qht, 30 wr cent. High rear low In tow 70s. WirKll loulterly 10-15 m.p.h. Htsh sr-d low for period ending al 9 a.m.: n and 72. High and sama period lilt year: 101 and 77. Sunset lail nignf: iymise today: tonighl: vannah River; Diamond Sham- rock Corp. of Delaware City, for discharge of mercury into the Delaware River. Diamond Shamrock Corp., Muscle Shoals, Ala., discharge into Pond Creek, which flows into the Tennessee River; Allied Chemical Co., Solvay, N.Y., into Onondaga Lake. International Mining Chemi- cal Co., Clilor-Alkali Division, Orrington, Maine, into the Pen- obscot River; Pennwalt Chemi- cal Co., Calvert City, Ky., into the Tennessee River. Music Director Dies After Wife Is Killed HOLLYWOOD (AP) Within moments of receiving news his wife had been killed in an acci- dent, Paramount music director Stevens died of an appar- ent heart attack. Stevens, 60, nominated three times for Oscars for songs or movie scores took (he telephone call about liis wife on a sludio phone, put down the receiver, walked across 'the room and slumped in death Thursday, wit- nesses said. He had been informed by ttie Riverside County coroner's of- fice that his wife, Elizabeth Ste- vens, 40, died earlier in the day when her station wagnn plunged down a 150-foot embankment near Palm Desert. Stevens and his wife were planning to leave for a vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, slu- dio workers said. Mrs.> Stevens was reluming from locking up their home near Mountain Cen- ter when the accident occurred, authorities said. Oscar nominations were ac- corded Stevens' movie scores for "The Five Pennies" and "A New Kind of Love." His melody "Julie" was given an Oscar nomination as best song. Stevens also composed Concer- to in C Minor, which has been played by pianist Arlur Rubin- stein with Eugene Ormandy conducting Ihe New York Phil- harmonic Orchestra. A founder of Ihe Composers and Lyricists Guild of America, Stevens turned lo television scoring In 1950 with the Burns and Allen series. He was director of music for Paramount's television section. Laborer Charged In Commons Gassing By RODNEY FINDER Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) Scotland Yard detectives charged a con- struction laborer today with ille- gally possessing two grenades of riot control gas which explod- ed in Britain's Parliament Thursday, causing the worst disruption in the House of Com- mons since the bombings of World War II. James Anthony Roche, 26, si- lent In an orange sports shirt and a leather jacket, was or- dered at Bow Street Court lo be held in jail for another courl ap- pearance July 31. He was not asked to plead guilty or inno- cent. As Roche appeared in court, workmen replaced the burned green carpels in Ihe mother of parliaments where two cannis- lers of CS lear and nausea gas set off minor fires and drove legislators reeling and weeping Jrom the chamber. Several were overcome by the smoke and one was hospitalized for treatment. The grenades were thrown from Ihe visitors' gallery with a shout of "Belfast, see how you like it.' The gas grenades were six- inch cardboard cylinders bound ivilh copper and brass, emitting smoke thai slings the eyes, gags Ihe stomach, produces a wallop- ing headache and in some cases blisters Ihe skin. CS stands for Corson and Stoughlon, the Brit- ish scicnlists who developed Ihe formula in 25. Birth of the Universe "Big Bang' Theory Evidence Claimed By FRANK CAREY Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Navy astronomers reported loday dis- covery of new evidence support- ing Ihe "Rig Bang" Iheory thai the universe was created bil- lions of years ago byt he explo- sion of a fireball. The evidence consists of X rays believed lo come from an invisible galaxy some 76 mil- lion-trillion miles from Ihe pla- nel Earth, the team of Navy scientists said. The pattern and relatively low level Intensity of Ihe X rays sub- Big Bang theorists' be- liefs that space radiation has an extremely cold The temperature would have lo be "cold" to confirm Ihe Big Bang theory. Earlier measure- ments taken in the Milky Way galaxy by infra-red techniques have indicated space radiation. is warm. The "Big Bang" Ineory has long been Ihe more heavily-fa- vored of Ihe two major concepts to explain the birth of the uni- verse. It holds lhat some 10 billion years ago all the matter for a potential universe was con- tained in a primordial fireball massive single having a temperature of 10 bil- lion degrees. This super-fireball lasted only a second, then exploded, wilh a "Big eventually form all the stars, galaxies and planets. The theory also holds that ra- diation from the initial blast still pervades Ihe that at least some of (he radi- owaves detectable on earth by radio-fclescopcs represent, in effect, the very whispers or echoes o[ creation itself. The rival theory lo the "Big Bang" is the so-called "Steady State" known as "Ihe Iheory of continuous crea- tion." It contends the universe has always been in a steady stale, but that matter is continuously being fed into just one'atom at a that this is what makes Ihc universe expand, rather Itian any prime- val fireworks. The new evidence was ob- tained by an x-ray telescope carried 102 miles high by an Ae- robce rocket launched from While Sands, N.M., missile range In April 19M. Scotland Yard officials, alarmed by the gas attack and fearful lhat publicity could lead to more such intrusions or possi- ble explosive bombings, began a thorough study of security prob- lems in the cluttered old Gothic buildings. The debating cham- ber still recked of gas fumes and legislators sneezed and wiped their eyes. Deputy Assistant Commission- er John Gerard, the -Yard's Irouble shooter who handles se- curity at demonstrations and state ceremonies, was assigned to check plans for increased protection. 70 'Pagans' Ride Cycles For Funeral CHERRY VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) The young man being buried was a member of a mo- torcycle club, so, at his family's invitation, 70 ragtag cyclists from around the nation formed his funeral procession. That had been the wish of Philip Knoctgen, 22, killed in a motorcycle accident. Seventy men cycled in and, two by two, motored slowly in Ihe funeral procession Thursday along several miles through rolling hills lo a rural cemetery near Lhis casl-cenlral New York community. They waited in the sun until Ihe priesl's service had conclud- ed and Ihe family had begun to leave. Then Uie the casket and dropped into (he hole their spe- cial mementoes an iron cross, a button, good luck items P'om their denim and leather cloth- ing. "He is our brother, and these people, his mother, they under- stand this and they invited us. We would have come anyway, but they invited said Billy Joe, Pagan leader from Penn- sylvania. "Pagans Is all kinds of peo- he arit'ed, "And when one of us gels killed, we go to his lu- ncral and if one of use gels in Irouble, we go there, loo. We're all brothers." Bj ELME RUCKKR J. Paul Getty Is World's Richest Q. Who Is Hie richest man In the world and how did tic gel that way? A. J. Paul GctLy is the richest private citizen. He controls three U.S. oil companies and now resides in Surrey, Eng. He made his first million in his first 19 months in Ihe oil luisinoss in Tulsa, Okla. wlien lie was 22. His personal fortune is estimated lo be billion. If-proved oil reserve valuations were added, it would be over billion, according lo the Guinness Book of World Records. Q. It serin In me thai In a previous bond election money was Included lo widen Grape Street. If this Is so, why was H also Included In Ihe last bond election? A. The tad issues involved different sections of Grape. Several years ago money was allolted'for widening Grape north of N. 14th.. In a later bond issue money -was included to purchase property on Grape St. in order lo straighten out an intersection at N. I0lh and Grape. This was clone and traffic "Y" resulted. In the last bond Issue money was allocated for widening Grips from N. 14th lo N. Isl. Q. Could you tell me ihe name and address of an experienced German Shepherd breeder and trainer? A. Breeder and trainer. D. L. McKennon specializes in working with German Shepherds. Give him a call at 673-5548. The basic obedience course lakes about three months. Group sessions rriecl once a week, or if you want your dog trained individually, McKennon will keep him at-his home. He says the training is sanctioned by the American Kennel Club.