Abilene Reporter News, August 1, 1970

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August 01, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1970, Abilene, Texas tfjt gftttene 3 STAR FINAL BOTH YEAR, NO. 46 PHONE 673-4271 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron ABILENE, TEXAS. 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 1. PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS lOc DA1LY-20C SUNDAY Associated PrenCff) House Votes to Allow Wage, Price Controls WASHINGTON (AP) _ The House voted Friday, over Presi- dent Nixon's objections, lo give him temporary standby powers to freeze prices, wages and in- terest rales. Republicans, denouncing the move as political especially since Nixon has said he would not use such powers- tost every effort to defeat or side track it. "You are trying (o write a lit- tle scenario for the 1970 (congressional) said Ken, John B, Anderson, IM1I., chairman of the Hou.se Republi- can Conference. "This is the most blatant partisanship and political gamesmanship." But Chairman Wright Pat- man, D-Tex., of the House Banking Committee, Insislcd "This is not political. We arc not attacking Mr. Nixon. It is a great compliment to the Presi- dent that we 'vole him this pow- er." Rep. William S. Moorhend, said that if present infla- tionary trends continue, Die President might have lo use such powers, nut even if lie did not, Aloorhead continued, hav- ing them in resei-vc would strengthen liis hand it fe should UT Splits Arts, Sciences College Heads of the class Rodgers and Gretehen. -Shoultz were top ranking students among a class of 49 at the Cooper High School summer school graduation Friday night. Rodgers, Miss Shoultz and Dr. Elwm L, Slules, president of Hardin-Simmons University, address- ed the graduates and audience at CHS auditorium. See story Page 3-A. (Staff Photo) CONSUMERS WARNE Some Castor Oil Bottles Said to Have Turpentine WASHINGTON (AP) The Food and Drug Administration issued an urgent, nationwide warning Friday about mis- branded castor oil bottles that may contain lethal turpentine instead. The agency warned consum- ers to discard any two-ounce bottles labeled Vi-Jon hospital brand castor oil unless they "can be certain it does not con- tain At least one bottle has been found In the St. Louis area to contain turpentine rather than castor oil and the possibility ex- ists that other mislabeled bot- tles could be In the hands of consumers, the FDA said. "Turpentine, If given to a child in the place of castor oil, could be the warning said.' The FDA said it could not de- termine the exact geographic distribution of the suspect lots of bottles because of a lack of coding. The Vi-Jon castor oil product comes only in two-ounce bottles, the agency said. The company has planls in St. Louis and San Lea rid ro, Calif. In St. Louis, Jack Bniner, president of Vi-Jon Laboratories Inc., told a newsman, "Tell we made a mistake. But tell them we don't think it was too bad of a mistake." Bnmer said the mislabeling occured In the St. Louis plant when at least one castor oil la- bel In a stack got mixed Jn with a stack of turpentine labete. But he uld Us firm, primarily mak- ers of men's toiletries, had making turpentine In April of He said the labels are checked and douMechecked but that at least one was not checked well enough. He said the firm sells M per cent of its cantor oil In the St. Louto tret and that he believes the SL Louis plant no castor nil for points west of Den-' Colo, He f aid UK SOT Lean- i t dm plant handles distribution west of Denver. Bruner.said that the mislake was called lo his attention a couple of months ago when a man called in and said he bought a bottle labeled castor oil, took two tablespoons and it burned his throat. Bnmer said the man said it was turpentine and that he, Bruner, believes it was in fact turpentine. Bruner said the man, whom he did not identify, was treated by a doctor who reported the in- cident to the FDA. The man is well now, Bnmer said. He said that an extensive sur- vey of the firm's St. Louis cus- tomers had turned up no other case of turpentine in bottles la- beled castor oil. He said the label on the castor oil bottle reads: Vi-Jon Hospital in blue lettering at the top and "Castor Oil" in red lettering un- derneath it. The Iwo-ounce bot- lle has a while melal cap, he said. AFRAID OF COALITION CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. (AP) Sweeping aside predictions their action might turn the Uni- versity of Texas into "an educa- tional UT regents Friday split the College of Arts and Sciences into three parts. The unanimous vote of the jmwerful board of regents came after a day-long emotional de- bate. Deposed Dean John R. Sil- ber led the opposition while act- ing president Bryce Jordan ui-gvd'the division. "Gelling closer lo smaller groups results in belter educa- tion and lhat is our said Jordan in proposing three col- social behav- ior sciences and natural sciences replace the present College of Ails and Sciences. "What.purport.; to he an order lo divide the college is in fact an order lo abolish Silber said. "Irreparable harm will be done if this hastily contrived program is put into effect with- out time for refinement and elaboration." Silber was fired as dean of the college last week without expla- nation, but with Indications the dismissal came from his opposi- tion to Jordan's plan. In Austin Friday, Dr. Samuel P. Ellison Jr., was named acting dean lo replace .Silber. Sen. Chcl Brooks asked Gov. Preston Smith Friday to appoint an investigating committee (o look into UT administrative ma- neuvering. "Any continuation of the kind of political pressure and hatchet work that has occurred in re- cent days obviously could result in serious sanctions against the Brooks said. At the hearing in Corpus Christi, Dr. William Shive, chemistry professor, said repre- sentatives of the chemistry, eco- nomics, botany, physical educa- tion, zoology, microbiology, as- tronomy and the graduate school departments favored the Jordan plan. "This is a college destruction said Slate Rep. Frances Fa rent hold of Corpus Christi. "If this is adopted, our uni- versily rims Ihe risk of becom- ing an educational said Dr. Paul W. English, geog- raphy professor. "This is like trying to save a baby's life by butchering it into three or four bleeding frag- said Dr. David De- Laura, English professor. Jordan said 'the College of Ajts and Sciences could expect an enrollment of full-time students this fall with several thousand more taking some courses. "This is too large to accomplish the lask lhat mod- ern education he said. Silber said a similar plan was tried three years ago by the University of Pittsburgh but they now are going back to a single college of aria and sci- ences. "The University of Pittsburgh, now engaged in putting Humpty Dumpty back together, is expe- riencing all of the difficulties re- lated to that song of Silber said. "The University of Texas at Austin is now on Ihe wall. Why push In olhef' action Ihe regents: Asked for a study of student activity fees in stale colleges, particularly at UT-Arlington and UT-.F.l Paso where such fees are mandatory; Approved plans for a mil- lion initial facility at the Hous- ton medical school that the first class could use unlil larger buildings are completed; Appointed a committee to work out problems between Ihe San Antonio medical school and the Bcxar County Medical Asso- ciation over a federal research grant in low-income areas of San Antonio. call in business and labor lead- ers and try to talk them out of inflation-breeding increases. Tlie provision, incorporated in a bill to extend the Defense Pro- duction Act by winch the gov- ernment controls strategic materials and facilities, now gop.s to the Swialc, which has passed the extension without it. The House-passed bill pro- vides the President would have discretionary authority to issue orders to stabilize prices, rents, wages, salaries and inlerest at levels not less than Ihose pre- vailing May 25, 1970. This was the day when the proposal was made public. The authority would expire Feb. 28, 1971. Republicans charged (his cutoff date simply meant the Democrats wanted to be in position, through the No- vember elections, to the chief executive if inflation continues and the powers are not used. The composite bill was passed 257 to 19. However, since other mailers arc included in Ihe measure, this vote did not pro- vide a clear test of sentiment on the freeze. The key amendment to delete it was defeated by a nonrecord 78-11 vote. A counlermove lo make Ihe freeze Bluffing the responsibility to lost 270 to II Also defeated, 53 lo 21, were proposals lo establish a special congressional committee wilh authority to order Ihe freeze, and also by voice vole, one for wage-price controls only on gov- ernment contracts. The amendment to Impose the freeze by congressional authori- 1y was offered by Rep. Bcnja- Tnrn lo Pg. 3-A Ford Denies Silber Firing Reoson Grant Was Refused AUSTIN (AP) The Ford Foundation in New York denied Friday published reports thai it withdrew a grant to the University of Texas because Dr. John Silber was fired as dean. "The fact said the founda- tion, "lhat no grant had been made prior lo his removal." The foundalion's position was explained in a slalement from Vice President Champion and was read to The Associated Press over the telephone by Richard Magat, director of the office of reports for the founda- tion. Ward said (he foundation had ptit out a written notice (hat (he university was lo get .'I later sent out a correction deleting the "proposed grant" after it learned that there would he a delay in formal acceptance by the university administration "it not a substantial question" as to whether it would be ac- cepted. Whitman Bassow of the found- ation was quoted by the school newspaper as saying the grant was contingent upon Silber re- maining in charge of the College of Arts and Sciences. The pro- posed grant was based on siig- Thieu Nixes Cease-Fire Rumors SAIGON (AP) _ President Nguyen Van Thieu said Friday night he will never accept a standstill cease-fire because it would leave the enemy in con- trol of scattered areas of South Vietnam in a "leopard skin" or spotty pattern. In a nationwide television and radio address, Thieu knocked down reports circulating in Sai- gon that he was about to make a new peace initiative, including a standstill cease-fire. He de- clared such a cease-fire would lead to a coalition regime which he never would accept A stand- still cease-fire would freeze both sides in their positions. "A leopard skin he said, "woud mean Ihe Commu- nist control certain areas by thamselvw, including political organizations, with their own flags, their own military organi- zation, their own government- Uny Communist nations situated In Vietnam. "To accept.! leopard skin no- tation for the entire war, Is to go (run itap to step toward a coali- tion government, from rear to echelons, from local areas to the enlire nation. I confirm lhat I will never accept it. "To say that our side and the allies favor a standstill cease- fire is untrue." The president added thai Ihe enemy has violated Inices or partial cease-fires in the past. Hours before Thieu's President Nixon told a Los An- geles news conference lhat "President Thieu's with regard to negotiations is on all fours with ours." We have consulled with him and he with us before any nego- tiating positions have been pre- sented and also you will note that Ambassador Bruce went to South Vietnam and met with President Thiew and with Am- bassador Ellsworth Bunker to be sure that there was no disa- greement on our negotiating po- Ambassador David K.E. Bruce Is the .new chief of the U.S. delegation to the Paris peace talks. He left Saigon Mon- day after a toree-day visit in Vietnam. While Thieu said recent ni- more In Saigon that In would propose a cease-fire were wrong, he added that South Vietnam would "continue to ne- gotiate seriously" at the Paris peace talks. "My speech Thieu continued, "is not lo propose any new peace initiative bul is aimed at discussing a problem that people discussed for Ihe past few days. And in this mat- ter, many people understand it wrongly. "At the same time, I want lo confirm that our stand for peace NEWS INDEX 11 A, Church Ntwi 5B CtmrfM 2-7D Comki I, 9C 2C 70 10, 11C 9A Oil 7C J-6C TV LMI TV Niwi has not changed. We are ready to negotiate with the other side any matter that will help end Ihe war soon and restore peace lo Ihis beloved counlry." Thien referred to an address he made July II, 1969, on "the restoration of and said his position had not changed since then. In lhat address, Thieu pro- posed elections under interna- tional supervision with the Viet Cong taking part, and a policy of national reconciliation. Thieu also repealed his condi- tions for a cease-fire which he first outlined in an address lo a joint ssssion of the National As- sembly Oct. 6, 1969. "We are ready to discuss with Ihe other side any problem in- cluding the pi'ooleiri of a cease- fire, if such is their desire, and provided they have the good will to hold serious he said then. "In order to have a cease-fire to really end the war, we must first the modalities o4 the cease-fire, and not have an unconditional cease-fire first be- fore we discuss the modalities. By discuss, I mean serious dis- cussions with Ihe good will to crci Ihe war." Thieu said Friday night the cease-fire must lead lo an end in the war and not simply to al- low the "opposile side lo profit by it, to restore Ihrir strength, slroiiRthen their force, increase their means of fighting and let Ifie war come back more and more fiercer." "So a ceasc-firo must be car- ried oul correctly and must be the president add- ed. "To do so, it must have effi- cient supervision there are a number of necessary condi- tions of uny cease-fire solution. If not, any cease-fire is useless and Ihe enemy will profit by it as (lie Communists have shown many limes before." Thieu soirl lhal if the other side Is stubborn and refuses to negotiate a seltlemcnt, the war will end anyhow by force wilh South Vietnam in a strong posi- tion and the etiemy weakened. "It is juct a matter of Thieu added, 4 gosiions by Silber for use of the money, Ihe foundation acknow- ledged. But Bassow claimed Friday the Daily Texan misquoted him. If this is Irtie, Silber apparent- ly misunderstood Ihe situation, too. He wrote Chancellor-elect Charles LeJIaistre July 9 that "I had been selected to be among the first recipients of a new program of awards from Ihe foundation to support innovative programs in Ameri- can higher education. "It is the distinctive feature of this new program that awards are made to individual admin- islralors who have demonstrated a capacity to innovate H was explained thai were I to leave the University of Texas or cease lo be in position of administrative responsibility from which to carry on inno- vative programs, any uncom- mitted portion of the award '.'.oultl revert lo (he Ford Founda- tion or have to he renegotiated by the University of Texas." I-cMaistre fired Siiber July 24 without any public explanation. Ward said, "If in the fulure a new proposal is received we will, of course, consider it on the merits. We should add that in this case, as in others, the foundation makes it a firm policy not tn interfere in local disputes in universities or in other institutions." U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATKER BUREAU Mjp, ft. 1-A) ABILENE AMD VICINITY Mdiui) Clear lo parity ckwdy and hoi Saiurday, nlofit ard Sunday. H'gn bclh 'Jays 100. 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