Abilene Reporter News, September 29, 1970

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September 29, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1970, Abilene, Texas gfiiflene WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 90TH YEAR, NO. 107 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604 TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 29, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Associated Prea Death Ends 'Stabilizing Influence' in Crisis Area WASHINGTON (AP) The sudden death of Egyptian Presi- dent Gamal Abdel Nasser shocked and dismayed official Washington Monday, raising the gravest questions here about the future of Middle East peace ef- forts and stability in the Arab world. At (he State Department offi- cials Immediately began a ser- ies of conferences to analyze the impact on American interests in Hie Middle East. American relations with Egypt under Nasser's rule Save swung over the years between periods of friendliness and times of bitter dispute. But on the whole he has been regarded as a stabilizing influence in the Arab world and the man who sometimes could exert a moder- ating effect in times of crisis. In the last two months he had played a key role in U.S. efforts to establish a cease-fire and ar- range for peace talks among Egypt, Israel, and Jordan. And while both Israel and tiie United States had accused Egypt of vi- olating a military standstill agreement after the cease-fire took effect Aug. 8, American of- ficials nevertheless hoped that serious peace talks would soon be started. His death comes at a critical moment for those hopes. The talks had first been blocked by the dispute over the alleged Egyptian violations and then Hussein's government and Pal- estinian guerrilla forces. A Jordanian cease-fire agree- ment engineered by Arab lead- ers meeting in Nas- ser presumably taking an im- portant revived hopes for corning to grips once more with Ihe issues of peacemaking. From the Washington point of view perhaps the most urgent and critical question which is posed by Nasser's death is the question of his successor. The first reaction of authorities here was that a power struggle might result inside Egypt with an ac- companying turmoil in the Arab world, for Nasser was regarded as by far the Arabs' most in- fluential personality not only in his own country but through the whole Arab region. Closely related to the issue of succession is the question of So- viet influence in the country which for more than a decade has been dependent on Soviet arms and military advisers. To- day there are thousands of So- viet advisers and technicians in Egypt. Sen. John Stennls, D-Miss., chairman of the .Senate Armed Services Committee, told Senate that as "leader of the Arab world since 1952 or 1953 al a whole his leadership has been superior to most anyone that would have been in power. I hope it doesn't mean more up- heaval and turmoil." Bill Perry Jr., of 3473 Santa Monica, who is 7, is a thought- ful young man. He has, obviously, applied Ms mind to the problems which separate generations. He tries to understand grown-ups and their thinking but he lias difficulty doing it some of the time. Oh, he is a kind young man, and tolerant of adults and their whims. But he is sometimes puzzled. His mother discovered such a time the olher evening when he and she fell into a discussion of the Good Fairy who swaps money for the teeth kids lose at about age 7. Bill had lost a tooth and at bedtime he was putting the tooth his pillow. "I hope the Good Fairy does not forget to leave me some Bill remarked. Then he grew thoughtful. "I wonder about the Good Bill mused. "Could, it be 'he puzzled. Bill's mother, who found herself, in the middle of one of those conversations which puzzle parents, murmured something. At such times moth- ers tend to do more listening than talking. "And, you know, I wonder about Mother young Bill continued. He had heard a lot about Mother Nature at school, he said. "They say Mother Nature made the trees and the rivers and things like that. "You know what I "I guess God must be a 'her'." Now there is a conclusion to close some gaps. Some of the Libs would agree. Hut Bill is right In one thing. Adult language can be confusing. Grown-ups seem to have a lot of trouble communicating with grown-ups, the way the news reads these days. It Is no wonder kids have trouble understanding. That may be a lot of what youth's squawking is about. Chester Allen of Cisco tells about a little boy who developed the habit of fibbing. His mother was trying to break him of it, but the youngster's imagination kept getting the best of him. One day he came running into the house crying, "Mommy, Mommy, there's a big lion out there in our front yard.' Since a circus was playing in a neighboring town, the mother Uiought there just could be a lion loose so she went lo see. She saw only a big yellow dog. "Go right she scolded her son, "get down on your knees and ask the Lord to forgive you for telling a story." The boy obeyed orders and in due time came back down the stairs. "Did you really talk to the Lord and tell Him you were sorry you said that dog was a his mother asked. "Uh said the little boy, "and you know what He said? He said he thought that dog was a Uon, too, first time He saw It. MWSUl Nasser at 52 TAP Wlreptioto) EGYPT'S GAMAL ABDEL NASSER death clouds outlook for peace_______ Big Country Gets Fourth Rainy Day Misty clouds hung over the Big Country Monday, dropping traces of rain throughout the Big Country for the fourth straight day. Receiving rain traces for the first time tliis week Monday were Haskell, Munday, Roby and Knox City. The forecast for Tuesday was cloudy and cool, becoming partly cloudy and a little warmer Tuesday and Wednes- day afternoons, according to the Weather Bureau. Since the rains started, parts of the Big Country have had three-day totals of almost three inches. Eastland collected 2.70 inches over the weekend, while Comanche caught 2.50 and De Leon had 2.19. Abilene has caught only .38 inch In four days, including .02 Monday. Temperatures in Abilene varied only 11 degrees Monday, from 56 to 67. Monday's high'of 67 is exactly 20 degrees lower than on Ihe same date last year. The rains are expected to ease off Tuesday, but clouds are expected to stay over the Southwest, and most of the rest of the state will have partly cloudy skies. CAIRO (AP) Gamal Abdel Nasser died of a heart attack Monday night, and his passing pushed the Middle East into a new era of uncertainty. The Egyptian president was 52. He was a postal clerk's son who went into the army, led the campaign that overturned Egypt's corrupt monarchy, and then became Uie leading spokes- man of the Arab world. For a generation he was that violent world's shining hero despite his setbacks at the hands of Israel. His death came as he and oth- er Arab leaders were struggling to deal with the backlash of Jor- dan's war, and amid American- inspired efforts to bring about an agreement lo end the state of war that has existed in the Mid- dle East for mnrc than 20 years. President Nixon, expressing shock at Nasser's passing, said: "This tragic kiss requires that all nations, and especially those in the Middle East, renew their efforts lo calm passions, reach for mutual understanding and build a lasting peace." Nixon at the time was in the Mediterranean, almost at Egypt's doorstep. He canceled 6th Fleet firepower -exercises scheduled for Tuseday. Cairo radio announced that Anwar Sadat, Nasser's vice president, was becoming provi- sional president. Sadat's succession, an auto- malic constitutional move, was announced by Najib Hussein, speaker of the Arab Socialist Union, after a joint meeting of WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Wealhar Mlp Pg. 5-D) ABILENE AND VICINITY (O-mlH radius) Cloudy and axil Tuesday, becoming partly cloudy Tuesday night ard Wednesday. A mile warmer bolh afternoons. The high Tuesday In the tower 70s, the low Tuesday night around 55. The high Wednesday In upper 701. Light variable winds. TEMPERATURES Mon. p.m. (6 56 66 K U> M 56 54 56 57............. 57 59 el 63............. High and low for ZVtiours ending 10 pm.: 67 and 56. Hfoh and low same date last year: 67 Sunset last nlghl: wnrlse todayt 7'31; sunset tonight: Barometer reeding at 10 p.m.: M.SO. Humidity at 10 p.m.: 75 per cent. Biography, Pg. 3-A this party and in the Cabinet. Hussein said Ihe provisional presidency, in accord with the constitution, will last 60 days. During this period the parly will meet to elect a new president by a Iwo-thirds majority. Sadat had announced the death, and then radio stations started readings of the Koran, Uie sacred scripture Islam. Stamford CofC Told To 'Face the Issue' iiiliiii! Cwnki Df. 3D Fwra HWMI OMtwfat 1C 4C 2A Wi IT MINED- 4-Day ABILENE Mon. Total Municipal Airport .02 .38 Total for Year 16.42 Normal for Year 17.88 ANSON TR. .10 BAIRD ............TR. .12 BALLINGER .........19 BIG SPRING ......19 .90 BRECKENRIDGE TR. .73 CISCO .............TR. 1.00 COLORADO CITY .23 .61 DUBLIN...........01L92 EASTLAND TR. 1.92 HASKELL .........TR, KNOX CITY .......TR. LAWN .............10 .18 MUNDAY TR. PADJTROCK ......10 1.30 RANGER TR. 1.77 ROBY .............07 ROTAN ............10 ,M STEPHENVILLE TR, 1.59 WESTBROOK WINTERS J01.IS By LYNNA WILLIAMS Reporter-News Staff Writer you are, you have to be aware there's something you have to get done" in the way of service to the community. Rev. Kenneth Wyatt of Tulia told 250 people at the annual Chamber o f Commerce Banquet here Monday night. The Stephenville native and McMurry College graduate told the crowd in Stamford that, "Ultimately you have lo face the issue....your communily has a tremendous amount of things lo be done. There is no hiding from the responsibility." The brief speech by Wyalt, who Is noted for his hunior, was the highlight of an evening that was also marked by the installation of new Chamber officers. Rev. Jerrell Sharp, pastor of St. John's United Methodist Church, was officially installed as 1970-71 president by outgoing leader John Martin. Sharp, who Is also a graduate of McMurry, Introduced tpeaker of the erenlng, who U disc well known u an artist ol Wntern scenes of his youth In West Texas. Outprinf president Martin Introduced his successor by NEED CASH? Look around the house and garage for thoss that you no longer use. Sell them in the Family Week-Ender FRI.-SAT.-SUN. 3 Lines 3 Days Thfi Approximately 13 Only 30: Each Additional Line CASH IN ADVANCE YOU SAVE J1.9S ABIUNI MPOWW-NBWS DCADUNI THUKS. P.M. "Nasser was struck by a mas- sive and severe heart attack aft- er returning to his home and after finishing the last ceremo- nials of the Arab summit meet- Sadat said in somber, sor- rowful tones. The word reached President Nixon aboard the USS Saratoga in the Mediterranean. There was no immediate comment, but the event is likely to have an impact upon the U.S. Presi- dent's current closely related to the security of the Mediterranean and the Mid- dle East situation in general. Sadat lacks the stature to speak with a commanding voice to the bulk of the 100million.Ar- abs, and he of course lacks the reputation Nasser enjoyed In the so-called nonaligned "third world." Some diplomats believe Sadat Turn to NASSER, Pg. 2-A New-tmd Temporary-Leader May End Up Front for Group BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) The Arab world has lost its hero and leader and nobody knows who can-take the place of President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt. Anwar Sadat, 52, was named provisional president for a 60- day period, during which Egypt's only party, the Arab So- cialist meet to elect a new president by a two-thirds majority. Sadat, Nasser's loyal follower during 18 years of revolutionary rule, was named vice president last December. If Sadat cannot wrest effec- tive control of Egypt for him- self, he is the most likely choice to be front man for a combina- tion of officers and civilian poli- ticians who would operate be- hind Uie scenes for the lime being. Most of Nasser's longtime lieutenants have died or been pushed, into obscurity. Hussein Shafei, 51, another of Nasser's top group, is a member o< the ruling party's executive com- mittee but has little popular support. There are other political fig- ures in Egypt perhaps more ANWAR SADAT chosen last December powerful and ambitious than Sadat. One contender is Aly Sabry, a member of the executive com- mittee of the ASU. He is Egypt's leading leftist politician and a favorite of Soviet Union leaders, but he was distrusted by Nasser in recent months. Sabry, however, is known to have a heart condition and Egypt may require a more durable leader. If tile Egyptian regime de- cides it needs a president sym- pathetic to Washington, Zakaria Mohieddin, 51, could be the man. He was a vice president during the 1967 war and when Nasser briefly resigned he nom- inated Mohieddin as successor. Mohieddiji declined and in a later reshuffle dropped from public life. He is reported to be living in retirement, in Cairo. Egypt's top military man is Lt. Gen. Mohammed Fawn, commander in chief of the armed forces. A loyal Nasser man, Famzi was entrusted with reshaping the demoralized Egyptian mili- tary after the 1967 defeat. A prominent Egyptian civilian not in Nasser's top group is Mo- hammed Sidky Soliman, 50. A former prime minister, he was mainly in charge of the giant Aswan Dam, Egypt's prestige project finally completed two months ago. Soliman is president of the So- viet-Egyptian Friendship Socie- ty. As a former army officer he has an appeal to the military. saying, "Someone told me he thought the best thing that has ever happened to Stamford is JevreU Sharp and I agree with that." Martin was honored with a sin-prise gift for his work during the past year, a large silver tray. Other new officers include Marvin Hinds, vice president, and Mrs. Russell Crownovcr, treasurer. New directors are R. Cliff Cobb, Sharp, and Neal Oliver. Plastic ladles? Rain sometimes catches Abtlenlans off guard, and they have to Improvise to save their hairdos. Such was the case of two downtown employes going home from work Monday. Mrs. Judy Kotulek, 1142 S. Crockett, left, and Shara Brewster, 1701 Pasa- dena, found the next best thing to an umbrella to keep the rain off cleaning (Staff Photo by LoretU Fulton) ;