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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 3, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                '.'WITHOUT OR-WITH. OFFENSE TQ' SKETCH: AUGUST PAGFS: IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY 'Associated Prea (ff) C- (AP) Fornier pries'ideh'tial. aide K e n n c t h P'ponncli.says John F. Kenne--: Lyndon B.'Johnson as his .'ruhnlng! mate In -I960' be- tiiise .he.'.fel.t lhat if elected he .would.be. unable -to "live wilh" as. .Senate .majority .leader. served ta both Ihe.. Kennedy, and .Johnson ad-, said .lhat four later Johnson wanted Sen.' Mike Mansfield of .Montana as his vice president for the same remove him'frorti the key, Senate leadership post. Q'ponncH's observations' In the Aug. 7 issue of Lite maga- zine arc' from a book he is writ- ing. In addition to domestic poli- tics; 1 Ihe1 account offers new background on early decisions America's involvement .in :Vietnam. 1 O'Donnell said consulting, with Gen. 'Douglas Mac-Arthur -and Mansfield in '1961. and 1962, .agreed'with both on "the need for a complete mil- itary withdrawal from Viet- nam" but planned to withhold O'DONNELL LBJ announcement until after Ihe 1964 election... Mansfield 'confirmed Sunday that Kennedy had "definitely and .unequivocally" made the withdrawal decision in the spring of 1963, the Washington Post reported In today's edi- tions. On the selection of Johnson for the vice presidency, O'Donnell quoted Kennedy as offering this explanation at the 1960 Democratic convention: "I'm 43 years old, and I'm the healthiest .candidate for presi- dent :in Ihe United Stales. You've traveled wilh me enough to know thai. I'm not going to die In office. So the vice presi- dency doesn't mean anything. "I'm thinking of something else, the leadership of the Sen- ale. If we win, it will be by a small margin and I won't be able to live with Lyndon John- son as the leader of a small Sen- ate majority. Did il occur lo you thai If Lyndon becomes the vice president, I'll have Mike Mans- field as the Senate leader, some- body I can .trust and depend Hurricane Fear Grows Hordes Flee Texas Coast, But Stubborn Ones Remain FERRY'RAMMED The British- Colurrtbia ferry'Queen of'Vfe tofia. lies "'stuck to Soviet freighter Sergey Yesineri'after collision in Active Pass, about. 30 miles Vancouver. of the freighter caught the ferry two. passengers and injuring six others. (AP Wirepliot'o) v. :NEWS INDEX By Nurses Uniform Nof Failrifibiiiable Yet Q. When arc Ihe nurses and'1 aides In our local hospitals going to start-wearing Ihe sensible pant uniforms now being adopted by many.Hospitals rather than the short, and sometimes almost indecent uniforms that they now wear? A. It'll be awhile. The nursing directors at Abilene Hospitals said they would continue with the regular uniforms until the "pant-suit" uniforms become more popular and arc accepted by the public. They feel they're just not very professional looking. They try to consider what will look the. best, women don't look well in pants. Your letter probably stimulated some thinking on the subject. Who knows, it may be sooner lhan we think. i' Q. AVhat day of Ihe week was October 13, 1892? Thai was Ihe day I was born and I've always wondered If It was Friday the Ulh. A. No, but it was close il was on a Thursday. Maybe your luck will change from now on, just knowing you weren't bom with a jinx. Does Abilene have-a law or ordinance protecting animate against cruel and Inhumane treatment such as regularly and prolonged taunting, leasing and frustrating the animal? I know where (his Is being nuiii and this lype of torture bas been .practiced for two years. Besides what.lt does U the helpless dog, It Is certain to have a tragic eifcct on the child who is forced to be. a .party lo this sadism. A A slate statute declares it's unlawful to torture, torment, beat cruelly, mutilate or kill an animal. It's also unlawful to fail Jo provide it with the proper food and water. Although it's a state statute it falls under the jurisdiction of the City Court, so a violation, should be reported to the City Attorney's office. You will of course, run the risk 01 creating hard feelings between you and your neighbors when you turn them in; if you can muster up the courage, try discussing it with them first, Q. the closing o( Ihe windows at Ihe wst office on Safcrdays evcntaally lead to live day service to oir homes? Is this a local or a.alloflwlde rmltag? A Most of the larger cities are closing their windows on Saturday, though-its not mandatory, says Postmaster Clyde Grant, they're considering culling out Saturday home deliveries, but it's just In discussion stage, there are no plans for this yCMail delivery lor zip area 79605 has already been cut to first class, only on Saturday, and shortly this-will be Hue all over Abilene. Address questions to ActtM Line, Box Ahllene, Texas TKM. Names will be Kcd but qncstieis must be' slgMd and Please bclwJt tetepheie umbers It possible. -.'Bridge Classified" Comics Horoscope' MB. 8-11B ...SB IOA I3A Hosplidl Paiients 6A Obiludries........... ?A Spocls.-. 14-15A 'To Your Good Health----- 11A TV Log 1 1B TV. Scout............ IIB Women's News 3B CORPUS CHRISTI, 'Hurricane Cclia aimed her at the Texas.coast today -as fled. But some" hurricane-wise residents stubbornly.refused to The -Weather-Bureau said the storm was expected to strike the cpast'later today -with as much as'eight inches of rain and winds ..of at least 90 miles an hour.. .But il. is the. tides, expected to be. 5. to. 7 feet higher1 than .normal in'.this very flat.coastal area, that are'feared.'.' v Police Cmdr. C.C. Hagan of the Corpus: Chrisli, Police De- partment and Weather Bureau officials ordered persons evacuated from Port Aransas, a resort lown on Mustang Island 'just off Corpus and from North Corpus Christ! Beach, a vacation (area of motels and trailer parks. At mid-morning, the hurricane was about 135 miles from Corpus. Christi and was.heading for that vicinity.'Winds were 90 miles an hour, a decrease from the earli- Celia Preparations Termed 'Best Ever DENTON, Tex. (AP) A top government hurricane recovery expert said. today. preparations for Hurricane Celia are best I've ever.seen." George'Hastings said some 800 persons engaged in establishing relief measures for persons caught in Ihe'hurricane. Hastings Is with the Office of Emergency Preparedness. "We've got Agriculture De- partment people ready to dis- pense surplus foods, :flcd Cross 'centers are established from to Brownsville, Civil De- i fense regional off ices, nave been alerted and the Corps of Engi- neers are opening, and-closing dikes and other water control facilities as he said. Hastings said large'Red Cross 'shelters centered primarily in Ihe Houston be augmented today with large fa- cilities .in., the Corpus Christi area. government man said flooding seemed to be the major threat, posed by Cclia. "II .Ihe winds stay as they are .most 'any stable building will make it: The main Ihing is flood- ing and the Corps of Engineers are taking care of the various dikes and flood control equip- menl he said. "Most of it was done Sunday." Haslings said surplus foods for refugees -would be released lo the Red Cross or any o4her "worthy group" from Beaumont to Brownsville. Various govern- ment-connected hospitals are prepared to receive any injured, he added. "I plan lo take.three Fourth Army .helicopters to' Harlingen this afternoon'and then lour..the hurricane area Tuesday morn- Has- lings At. ?he wouldn't be 'possible to fly any aircraft around Corpus Christi.'' Hastings said coordination be- tween all government and civil relief agencies has "gone re: markably ready lo go -into action." er. 115 m.p.h. At Baffin Bay, about 15 miles south of Corpus Christi, C.C. Wil- kins, a resta'uranl employe, said he does not intend lo .leave. "I've been through-two of them here.: the ones that left got in more trouble than Ihe ones who slaved." "We're going to stick It "out said IJoyd Weisenhous operates a grocery and fish market on Baffin Bay. He said many persons had told him they planned lo leave and he had sold a lot of gasoline lo people plan- ning to flee. "But I haven't sold any fish bait he said wryly. Windows on many Baffin Bay homes and stores had been boarded up. At Coipus Christi, the main bayfrpnt area appeared calm. A., few persons stood on the beach watching the which at 8 a.m. was normal. Streets car- rietl normal morning traffic. Police Cmdr. Hagan at Corpus Chrisli said, speaking of experi- ence in previous hurricanes, "Our problem over there North'Corpus Chrisli Beach) is the mobile homes. The people in' mobile homes don't want lo leave at first and then at Ihe last minute they want to go and Ihcy can't gel anybody lo move them." Swells 6 to 8 feet high to the delight of some young surfers pounded the coast in advance of the storm Sunday. night while thousands of persons seeking to escape the fury of Celia clogged Market Opens In Quiet Trading' NEW YOHK (AP) The stock market opened mixed this morning in quiet trading. Advances outnumbered losers on the Big Board by a good margin. highways.leading out ot Galves- ton." The Coast Guard warned all. persons to clear TCX.IS beaches. Hurricane warnings cxlendpd' from near Corpus Christi north- ,east to Port Arthur, near the Texas-Louisiana1 border. Gale warnings were In Morgan City, to Corpus Christi. Molels and hotels in -Conroe and Hunlsvillc, 100 miles north ol the coast, filled Sunday night wilh'refugees. Aircraft owners as far from Ihe coast as miles flew their planes to ssfer areas in North Texas-ami Okla- homa. Pilots at Ellinglon Air Force Base near Houston began ferrying large C130 cargo planes to safety at Lockbourne Air Force Base, Ohio. Ships 'at" Houston, Gaivcsto'h, Baytowh and other Texas porls were expected lo 'slay docked until passage of Ihe slorin. Workers at Texas City were filling sand bags as a wall against-expected high tides. Coast rice and cotton farmers expressed fears a ma- jor slorm would severely dam- age what has been expecled to be an exceptionally good crop. Where Celia Hits Can Affect Area Depending on where Hurricane ColJa hits the coastline, she will either increase Abilene and area's chances of rain or just make ifcloudy, according lo Ihe weather bureau. If it hits around Corpus Christi there is a good chance for rain, b'lt if it hits around Galveslon, East Texas will gel the rain. At present it is a matter of wait and .see. The wealher bureau is. not forecasting any .rain at this time.. CELIA ON THE MOVE -Hurricaneir.Celia -Mgnday was moving toward the Texas'coast shoving: bpfore her Dwells from "six to eight, feet .high. Hurricane gale the arc1 of the 'Texas and Louisiana Gulf- of Mexico coast as lied Cross workers in Kansas, Illinois and Oklahoma were readied for possi- ble diily. The slo7-m at 8 a.m., EOT, was located 200 miles east south east of Corpus Christi. (AP Wirephotp Map) Nursing Home Hit Food Poisoning U. S. Jets Bomb Kiri Rom KOMPONG SPEU, Cambodia (AP) U.S. Air Force Phan- torn jets .dropped bombs and na- palm on Kiri Rom today in sup- port of Cambodian Iroops poised for an attempt to retake the pla- teau 50 miles southwest of Phnom Penh, the deputy mili- tary commander of Kompong Province reported, today. Col. San is also gov- ernor of the province, said American, jets .from South Viet- nam had been Viet Cong arid North' Vietnamese on the' plateau for more than a week and also -were attacking enemy forces along the highway to Klri Rom. As he spoke to newsmen at his headquarters 30 miles east of the plateau, an F4 Phantom flashed overhead heading to- ward, a Viet Cong concentration 12 miles farther along the road. Napalm bombs were visible be- low its wings. The.commander-said .his men learned that about 200 of the en- emy had been killed or wounded by the air strikes In Ihe past few days. But he said the enemy was calling up more reinforce- ments. He explained that Cambodian 1 military commanders in the field, made their requests for U.S. ajr strikes lo Phnom Penh which In lurn relayed Ihem to Saigon. Cambodian officers in the Sim Reap-Angkor area in northwest Cambodia' recently told yisiling newsmen lhat U.S. F105 jels from bases in Thailand were providing close-air support for Cambodian forces around Siem Reap, along wilh jets of Ihe Thai air force. Md. (AP) Three new Ceases of salmonella have been reported at a local nursing but Maryland's health secretary warns a few more elderly patients are very ill and could easily die. Dr. Neil Solomon, Ihe health secretary, said Sunday the sal- monella, food poisoning was a factor in the deaths of 12 pa- tients and the illness of some 61) others at the 136-patienl Gould Convalesarium since last Mon- day. A total 91 persons were found lo have clinical evidence'of sal- monella, but Solomon said lie believed "the crisis was over" and was convinced prompt de- lection "prevented an epidem- ic." The number of cases had dropped to 47 by Sunday. Solomon absolved Ihe nursing home of blame. "This 'could have happened lo anyone, any- where. The Gould home is very clean and well he said. Federal, stale and city health officials are continuing what So- lomon called an .depth study" of the problem, and how future infections of Ihe disease can be prevented. They say now NFL Season Saved (See Sports, Pg. 14A) It is virtually impossible. Dr. Robert Koeblor of the U.S. Communicable Disease Center in Atlanta, said no source of the salmonella had been deter- mined. Salmonella is a bacteria most often spread to humans through contaminated eggs and meat products. The disease can cause headaches, .chills, nausea, ab- dominal pains, cramps and diarrhea. HealLhy, .young lo middle- aged pel sons are usually not af- fected.. "Normally the death rate from salmonella is about 3-5 persons per affected. In this case, however, it was high- er because.the people taken ill were old and many already sick with other ailments." He said Ihe 12 patients who died after getting ihe salmonel- la infection were already seri- ously ill before Ihe salmonella outbreak, but Uiey lacked the "reserve capacity" lo fight off the effects of Ihe new infection. "WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weilher Pff. 13A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (JO-mFCa To parity cloudy today and lorTgM. Partly cloudy and not so hot Tuesday. HkjJi today 100, low around 73. Hfgh Tyeidsr W1ndt from 5-15 m p.h. and low for 24 how i ending at 9 a.m.: 100 dr.d 76. H'sb and foe lame period year: ?3 and1 77. Suniet idit nigh I: p.m.; iwvlae loday: i.rn.; mruet kmlghl: 8JS p.m. Pentagon Is Shaken by 'Meat-Ax' Cuts By COL. ROBERT D. HEINL, JR. North American Newspaper Alliance WASHINGTON -.The.White House has warned tjie Defense Department that the oricoming budget deficit for fiscal'year 1972 will be billion or'higher defense will have to absorb at least billion and more -likely billion of Ihe (olal. In round this means 2.2 million men In Ihe armed forces. including an Army of only 11 divisions (down from 15) and a Navy wilh fewer ships (534) lhan It had In 1934. This is the nightmare the Pentagon has been grappling with since early June when Deputy Defense Secretary Packard assembled the joint chiefs of staff and the secretaries of Ihe Army, Navy, and Air Force and broke the news. Allocating and umpiring the culs may well be the hardest task which has so far confronted Secretary Packard and his boss, Defense Secretary Laird. Both men know .that forces are'; ending' the1 Vietnam war wilh' their cupboards bare. The Army needs to be re-equipped, the Navy is made of ruslbucket World War II ships predominantly over two decades old, and the Air Force hasn't had a new bomber since the B-S2 started flying In 1956. IN EVERY WAR but Ihlg, Ihe services have reached the end with surpluses sufficient to carry them through lean years of peacetime budgcls. But it was the determination of Robert S. McNamara and his civilian staff that there would be no surplus after and there is none. For this reason, at a time when the armed services need more money, the requirement lhat they absorb meal-ax cuts Is excruciatingly painful. Manpower, however, Is where the biggest savings can be made most immediately, and this is the area on which Gardiner L. Tucker, assistant' secretary o( defense for systems analysis, has zeroed in. Tucker has the unenviable job of blocking out (lie personnel ceilings of the services for Ihe fiscal year 1972 budgel. His preliminary- .determinations, which have already aroused cries of -anguish, carve up Ihe 2.2 million total roughly as follows: Army MEN Navy MEN Marines MEN Air Force MEN A'l Ihreo military de- nartmen's. have reacted- fn no rcclama has been sharper than that sent by Secretary of the Navy John H. Chaffce to Secretary Laird. ACCORDING TO ONt officer who saw the top-secret letter, 1 Chatee effect TUm ID :-A'   

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