Abilene Reporter News, July 29, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR. FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS'IT 90TH; YEAR, NO. 43-. PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, JULY 29, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Associated Press (IP) CO to CARRIER PILOT TAKES A Lt. (j.g.) Bill Belden got wet and his A4E Skyhawk got hung up on the carrier's catwalk when the jet's right brake failed after a landing dur- ing operations in the western Pacific. Trying'to straighten out 1 the aircraft (top is Chief Petty Officer Joe Hammond of Charlotte, N.C., who was slightly injured. At right, Belden ejects and ends up struggling in. the water. He was not in- jured. Photos were taken by Petty .Officer 3rd Class Keith Gulhrie of Palatka; Fla. (Stars and Stripes Photos via AP Wire- photo) FPC Hearing in Midland Sealy Urges No Regulation of Gas Prices By MIKE COCI1RAN Associated Press Writer MIDLAND, Tex, (AP) A Texan urged the Federal Power Commission today.lo exempt all producers of natural gas from price regulations and restric- tions. If, however, the FPC chooses exempt all producers, he said, the commission should "promptly and-extensively" in- crease the permissible rates at level. Tom Sealy of Midland, repre- senting the Permian Basin Pet- roleum Association, told a com- mission hearing such action is necessary to curb a serious de- cline in natural gas reserves. Scaly and oilier witnesses testi- fied that higher prices plus other lesser incentives would .en- courage new exploratory drilling and reverse a gas shortage trend viewed by many as critical. Aware ol declining reserves, the FPC decided to re-open Ihe historic Permian Dasin Rate case in a move aimed at finding new answers to lingering prob- lems. "The blunt truth of Ihe mat- ter is that the nation today, is in extremely short supply of gas as a'fuel energy, bolli as.to new; gas-well gas and .V'.'V _ He sajd the nation's demand .has far exceeded Ihe supply be- cause FP.C; regulations "fail lo offer a sufficient incentive lo the producer lo even continue, much less expedite, his tempo of dril- ling and exploration lor new gas." Unless the situation is rever- sed, he said, "suppliers of en- ergy sources for .residential, commercial) industrial and .other purposes to oils and liquified both domestic and imported.1' Sealy said jhis will result in -a "drasllc increase io the con- sumer In the cost of this energy He attributed (his "national crisis" (o (he commission's order in 1965 which placed gas producers under regulation and fixed a ceiling price on the gas they produce. New York Would Gain Most Wreck Is Falal Under Nixon Revenue Plan To Local Woman By JOHN M. PEAUCE Associate! Press Writer New York would be the major benefi- ciary of the Nixon administra- tion's revenue sharing plan, with California not far behind, a Treasury Department break- down of the impact of the pro- posal shows. The department prepared an Texas Breakdown, Pg. 4A 84-page listing of how much each stale, most cities and counties would receive when the proposal goes into full effect in 1975 provided it gels through a reluctant Congress. New York would receive million in the first hill Seniority System Syrvives Assault WASHINGTON (AP) The venerable seniority system, which keeps venerable con- gressmen in commiltee chair- manships, has survived the first legislative asault aimed at it in recent years. Hammering out a legislative reorganization bill, Ihe House Tuesday refused either to re- quire committee election of chairmen or simply to slate that length of service should not the only standard. However, some members who voted against Ihe proposed Emcnrtmenls said Ihey were not wedded to seniority, but thought NEED CASH? look around the house and garage for those items that you no longer use. Sell Ihem in the Family Week-Ender FR1.-SAT.-SUN. 3 Lines 3 Days or Refund ThI! BJIe 15 Avemga No Phone Ordcis Please Only 50c Each Addilionaf tine. CASH IN ADVANCE YOU SAVE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS DEADLINE THURS. 3 P.M. the mailer should be handled in parly caucuses, rather than by legislation. Nothing in the law or the rules of Ihe House provides that the chairman of a commillec must be the member of the majority party with the longest service. But the custom has hardened almost into inflexibility, espe- cially in the 60 years since the House revolted against Ina heavy-handed Speaker Joseph Cannon, who named and re- moved chairmen depending on how their performance pleased him. There have been exceptions. In 1967 the Democratic caucus removed Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, D-N.Y., accused of mis- handling commitlee funds, as chairman of the Education and Labor Committee. Powell lalar was denied his scat by Ihe House. As the system operates, party caucuses make Ihe original committee appointments and members move up to chairman or ranking minority member posts as their seniors die, retire, are defeated, or. shift to olher committees. The average agt of chairmen now is 70. Defenders of the system argued that no workable substi- tute has been devised to avoid political Infighting within com- year, while California would re- ceive million, the table shows. However, New York would be required lo pass on al- most million of its share to local million lo New York Cily California would pass on only million. Tne federal granfs would build up Ip the totals in the years before revenue sharing takes full effect and a full bil- lion is sent from the federal Ireasury lo Ihe states. The Treasury's breakdown is one facet of a major campaign to urge public support for reve- nue sharing, which has lan- guished for almost 11 months in congressional committees. President Nixon, in an unpub- licized memorandum lo senior administration officials late last month, called the plan "the fi- nancial heart of the New Feder- alism" and urged Diem "lo make known, at every suitable 'occasion, our strong desire to secure its enaclmcnt in 1970." BALLINGER Abilene woman was killed and three other persons injured in a two vehicle collision about p.m. Tuesday al the intersection of I'M 1029 and U.S. 83, about five miles north of Paint Rock. Department of Public Safety officers identified Ihe dead woman as Dorothy Young Finnigan, 54, of 3117 S. IHnd. Mrs. Finnigan was taken lo Shannon Memorial Hospilal in San Angclo suffering from internal injuries and died a short time lalcr. Listed in poor condilinn at Shannon Memorial morning was Berla Young Caldwcll, 51, of 31175. 22nd. James A. Uickel of Ballingcr suffered a broken leg in [he accident and was taken to Clinic Hospilal in San Angelo. Jfe was (fie driver of a pickup. His coralilion is undetermined. Afrs. Finnigan and Mrs. Caldwcll were passengers in an aulo driven by Clifford Earl Morris of Odessa who was slightly injured in the collision. Morris was treated and released-from a Hallinger hospital. Texas Highway palrolmen Carl Weaver of Eden and Kri Dixon of San Angelo continued their invcstigalion until afler midnighl. Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Finnigan are pending with Elliott's Funeral Home. By JOHN T. WHEELER PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) The bailie for lite Kiri Horn plateau ended-today in a major .Communist victory as the last government troops fled from the hill resort. .The Cambodian command re- leased .no casually figures for the 18-day baltlc, but several hundred government troops were believed killed or wound- ed. Five government battalions were ambushed, overrun or driven down the slopes in confu- sion- Enemy losses were believed considerably less. One Cambodian field officer said the defeat might force his senior officers lo re-cvaluale Iheir defense strategy. Western military .experts said the .gov- ernment should have abandoned Ihe area 60 miles southwest of I'hnom Penh when it was first overrun July 11. They said it was of no strategic importance, and the battle was an obvious enemy trap to cause heavy gov-. emment casualties. It was the second major Com- munist'victory in Indochina-in a week. U.S. forces abandoned Fire Base Ripcord In the nor- thwestern sector of South Viet- nam, last Thursday after Norlh Vietnamese fire killed 61 Ameri- cans and wounded .345 In three weeks of attacks. After the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese drove one battalion from Kiri Rom at the start.of the battle, the government rushed more than troops to Ihe area (o do with-an en- emy force eslimated at more than Viet Cong and North Vietnamese. After several, days of inflict- ing heavy losses on the Cambo- dians, the enemy forces pulled back anil let the government troops regain considerable lerri- lory on the lop of the plaleau.. Then they closed in and cut Ihe roads up Ihe slopes, leaving four Cambodian battalions under siege. Two of tliese battalions were thrown into headlong retreat down the slopes Monday by heavy mortar (ire and enemy assault troops. The Cambodian military spokesman said it was decided to withdraw Ihe rest of the force for "tactical reasons" and that Iliey made their way down safely. Kiri Rom was the first enemy "meat grinder" operation in Cambodia, intended primarily to pull as many government troops ns possible into battle and inflict heavy casualties on them. Heavy clouds prevented effec- tive air support by Cambodia's tiny air force and South Viet- namese gunships. The govern- ment forces also had no artil- "WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU IWCIIMr WJP, P9. ABILENE AND VICINITY. radius) Pd'lly cloudy. airernoor.t, oltarwlse Ftlr ami hoi Wednesday and Thur'dAV wlttl a hTgh .bolh dflernoons near 98 and a Wednesday Rlghl near 75. Winds From the loulh averaging IS nvp.h. forecast for a chance of thowers Saturday with maximum fcirperalures In Ihe upper Ks and minimum leipperatures In Ihe lower 70s. High end low for 14 hours endtng 9 B.m.: 97 and 77. High and low for same dale last year: and 75. tail ntehl: p.m. Today: a.m. Suniel ton'ighl: p.m. lery support. The Cambodian, spokesman would not say whether Ihe high command might risk more troops in an attempt to retake the plateau. A resort area feet above sea level, Ihe plateau overlooks highway 4, the road between Phnom Penh and Kom- pong Som, .Cambodia's major port and the site of its only oil refinery. The spokesman said Kiri Rom was important in keeping the highway open, but it can also be cut at will by pow- erful enemy unils that operate in the mountains southwest of Kiri Rom. At least 30 B52s.bombed .'sup- ply roules and staging areas at five points along the border while between 300 and 400 fight- er-bombers flew raids along the frontier. Dead Youth's Father Bitter at Pushers PITTSBURGH (AP) The father of a 17-year-old drug ad- dicl who police said shot him- self, says he wishes drug push- ers liad been forced lo attend the funeral and look al his soil lying in the coffin. "He was a wonderful the falhcr, Joseph Faulisi, said Tuesday at the funeral of his son, Thomas ,1. Faulisi, "I had all kinds of hope for him." Homicide detectives. said the youth, who was president of his high school' 'graduating class this past year, shot himself al his home. Joseph Faulisi'said .his son was looking forward to college and a'career as an accountant but last January I'some wise guy gave him something to smoke and it just went on from' there." He said byj late JIarch or ear- ly April, the boy was hooked on heroin. In April, the son spent 17 days in a hospital trying lo shake the habit and was apparently cured, the elder; Faulisi said. But he was soon back on .the drug, which apparently was costing him about a day. Faulisi said his son made an- other attempt to get off heroin last weekend but became ill and suffered withdrawal symptoms and then shot himself. The father said the youth re- fused to say where he had got- ten the drug. Young Faulisi'rdea'lh was the fourth connected' with drugs in the Pittsburgh area in the past wcefc Emergency Food Money Okayed The approval of a Emergency Food and Medical Services -grant for Abilcnc's Community Action Program has been announced by Gov. Preston Smith. The federal funds will be used to provide medical care and food to those in dire need of such services on an emergency and temporary basis. The local program, lor which was originally sought, will begin Scpl. 1 and end April 30, 1972, according to Taylor County Judge Hoy Skaggs. In April, county commis- sioners had given their endorse- ment to the local CAP'S applica- tion for the Office of Economic Opportunity grant of When OEO representatives first appeared before commis- sioners, they sought endorse- ment of an application for for the local CAP area, which includes Mitchell, Haskcll, and Stephens counties in addi- tion to Taylor. Since commissioners expressed concern (hat there would he overlap of some func- tions now being performed by the county's Surplus Com- modities Food Program and other welfare agencies, nearly in administrative costs was trimmed from the applica- lion before Inese approved if. Funded under Title II of the Economic Opportunity Act, Ihese grants also authorize expenditures to mobilize local resources to eliminate Ihe causes of hunger. In .addition to providing an immediate source lo obtain food for needy program will also offer assistance in obtaining free school lunches lo children of eligible families; and a Neighborhood Organization staff will conduct "outreach and referral" duties to idcnlily lamilics needing services. The program is also designed lo assist residents wailing on delayed periodic welfare payments, and. will provide families emergency food and medical services to prevent hunger and malnutrition. In addition to the Abilene grant, grants totaling were also announced for the Economic Opportunities Advancement Corp. of Hobcrtson County, H e a r n e and Commun'ity Council of Cass, Marion and Morris Counties, Inc., in Linden NEWS INDEX Amusements Bridge............. 5A Classified 8-12B Comics 5B Editorials 4B Horoscope 6A Ho5pital Patients........4A Obituaries 2A. Soorts, IO-I2A To Your Good Health------123 TV Log 7 A Women's HE Abilene Signs Show Hope, Not Accuracy By BLUE RUCKER Q. How did Abilene arrive at the fig- ur: of population that Is posted on all roads loading Into Abilene Ihe 1350 census only gave II we dnn'l accept the national count, why have II? A. The State Highway Department will change city limit populations after the final, official census count is reported lale this year. It will have to reduce many cilics much more than it does Abilene; city limit signs al l.ubbock and Amarillo'show'.more than above the preliminary counts made in April. And Ihe Wichifa Falls sign Is about high. Most cities In Texas, including the Big Four, expected grcalcr growth (han lln preliminary census shows. Because Ihe census comes only once every ten years, and many Texas cities, including Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock and WichJtjj, Falls, have shown huge growth In earlier censuses, Ihe Highway Department has put Ihe new census figure up for only-a few years :and then corrected it to reflect rppnrenl growth. Ahilene's growth figure in 1S60, on hirlh. death, utility connections, vehicle registrations and other statistics, indicated a growth of about End Ihis was put on the city limit signs. (Abilene grossly underestimated its growth in the IfloOs, and had a city limit sign of only when the surprising preliminary census report in 1960 showed rcsitlenls here. The final report of later in the year was then put up on the cily limit sign by Ihe Stale Highway Department.) i i Q. My husband Is curious as fo why Dick Tracy only appears He weekend comics? He'reads the strip aid lows a lot during the 'week. A. Follow these Instructions carefully and your husband'will always know the latest doings of Mr. Dick Tracy: Pick up your telephone, dial 673-4271, ask for Ihe Circulalion Department and then say, "I'd like to subscribe lo the morning edition of The Roporter-News." Dick Tracy appears only in the morning edition. Wish all our questions were Ihis easy! Q. What's with Ihe sign on Fast Highway 81 near West Texas Med. Center (hat says, "Nancy, Bunny and children, welcome lo Abilene. We love you. Don and A. Nancy and Bunny arc the wives of Don I-yman and Joe Corbin, oilman who recently brought their families here from Delaware; Ihey put up the sign to welcome Ihcir wives and families to Iheir new home, and because they are incurable romantics, they added Ihe "I love Lyrhan said he drove his family into town, pulled to the stop light in front of Ihe sign and said, "Well look around and .sec how you're going to like your new home Abilene." They sat through two red lights before one of the children spotted the sign. Lyman said they got Ihe idea from Millcrman Insurance billboards Uiey had seen around town. Q. Is there any place ID Ablleaj or even as far away as Dallas wnere a male cai find an Afro-wig designed especially for him? I know (here arc plenty for the female sex, but I'd like one because my hair won't grow long enough (o have a decent one myself. A. We found an Afro-wig at one of the wig shops in Abilene Uiat has a round base, no definite ear shape, and can bo worn by cither sex. The label on Ihe wig describes it as being suitable for .men or women. It's synthetic hair (dynel) and looks just like real hair. We're sending you the name of the shop. Address questions lo Action Use, 38, AMtefle, Texas 7KI4. Names will not be used but quesUoas- must be signed and addresses .given. I'jcase Include telephone lomben ;

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