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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1970, Abilene, Texas r; 9QT11 YEAR. NO. 144 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE. TEXAS, 79604. WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 4, 1970-FIFTY-FOUR PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS lOc DAILY-25c SUNDAY Assotiattd i Fired Up m Victories Bolster Drive By CAHL P. LEUBSDORF AP Political Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Dem- ocrats laid the basis (or a strong 1972 presidential challenge with startling successes in governor- ship contests while repelling President drive to cap- lure control of the Senate. For the ninth straight elec- tion. Democrats won control of bolh houses ot Congress. They added a handlul of seats to their Related Slorlrs, Pp. IDA, SB Mouse marg'n and dropped a coup-le in the Senate as Republi- cans succeeded in sharply re- ducing the normal Senate and House midterm losses for the party in ths White House. Bu' ths Democrats more than mad? rp for the congressional standoff by regaining the gover- norsh'ps of Pennsylvana, Olro, Wisconsin and Minnesota, plus enough smaller states to win a majority of state houses for the first fme sines the 1961 Lyndon n. Johnson landslide. In many Senate and House contests, traditional Democratic economic appeals plus the strength of incumbency proved more powerful than the Republi- can "law and order'1 campaign led by Nixon and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew. But local is- GOP By ROBKRT K. FOIID Associated Writer Texas Democrats, clasping hands in the first show of unity in 18 years, sent Lloyd Bcntscn, a Houston millionaire, to the U. S. Senate Wednesday and re- turned Preston Smith, a grass- roots campaigner, to the gov- ernor's office. "Like Custer, who said there were just too many Indians, I guess there were just too many George Bush, 46- year-old loser in the Senate race told his supporters, some of whom sobbed as he addressed them Tuesday night. Bentsen, 49, told his campaign workers: "We need more voices Tablrs, IDA as moderators. I think I can be a moderating, unifying voice.'1 The unified party beat off a power-packed Republican effort to elect Bush and Paul Eggcrs, running for governor. The Republicans new Presi- dent Richard M. Nixon to Texas In campaign for Bush, another Houston millionaire, for the Sen- ate and to aid ERRCR, a Wichita Falls lawyer making his second bid for the governor's mansion. Vice President Spiro T. Apncw. a republican to whom a lot ot Texans listen, threw his MISS BAKHAM CROWNED AT H-SU transfer student from Wcathcrford University Queen Is Cheryl Barham Cheryl Barham, senior sociology major of Weatherford, was crowned 1970-71 University Queen in coronation ceremonies at Hardin-Simmons Wedneseay. Presented as University Princesses wee Gail Beam, English major of San Jose, Calif.; Susie Roberts, music education major of Abilene; Saundra Roscngranls, speech and hearing therapy major of Abilene; and Ann Skilcs, an major of Abilene. All are seniors. MISS BARIUM transferred to H-SU last fall from Wealherford Junior College where she had been freshman favorite. At II-SU She Is a member of Phi Phi Phi women's social club and is sweetheart of Kappa Phi Omega, men's social club. She is active in Ihe H-SU Baptist Student Union as communications chairman and this past summer was youth director at Rails Baptist Church. She works as head student dormitory hostess in 1 ALSO WKSENTED at Ihe coronation, which had the theme "An Evening In were class favorites Karen Hoover of Tampa and John Powell of Olney. seniors; Juancllc Conard of Dlmmllt and Nat Haas of Seattle, Wash., juniors; Cindy Harrison of Abilene and Tim Seelig of Fort Worth, sophomores; and, Brenda Crawford and David Williams, both of Abilene, freshmen. Miss Beam is president of Delta social club for Ihe second year. She is a member of Capers drill team, a I10TC company sponsor and last year was president of Women's Interclub Council, a member ot Student Congress and a Best-Dressed Coed finalist. She is a member of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. MISS ROHKRTS is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota national women's professional music fraternity. Concert Choir, Tri Phi social club and Who's Who. Last year she was a member of Singers Ho! and participated in their USO tour to Greenland, Iceland and Labrador. Miss Itosengrants is a member of Tri Phi, Who's Who, and Alpha Psi Omega, honorary dramatic society. Active in ll-SU theatre productions she was a recipient of the Artists of Dicnysuis Award in I9C9. She is Interpreter for the deaf at First Baptist Church. MISS SKIIT-S is vice president of Student Congress. She is In Kappa PI art honorary anil Tri Phi social club. She has been a varsity cheerleader and as a freshman was class faveritc 'and 'freshman cheerleader. strength behind both GOP candi- dates by campaigning in the stale. And the Senate's Repub- lican campaign fund spent more money in Texas than anywhere c'se. Some Democrals predicted that the GOP intensity of effort with Nixon and Agnew would backfire, and whether it did or not is debatable. It didn't bring victory. Texas election bureau returns from 253 of 254 counties 206 complete: U.S. Senator: Lloyd Benlsen D George Bush R Governor: Preston Smith D 1.1HOM. Paul Eggers R 017. Lieut. Gov.: Ben Barnes D Byron Fullerton R Ally. Gen.: Crawford Martin D Edward Yturri R Comptroller: Robert S. Calvert D S.L. Abbott R Treasurer: Jesse James D Robert Kocnnecke R Land Commr.: Bob Armstrong D Harry Trippel R Agric Commr.: John White D Daniel Heath R The amity in the party was plain lo see. The Texas organi- zation had been lorn by strife since year presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson re- fused to promise the tidelands lo Texas and stale Democratic leaders broke with the national party. This year the defeated liberal, Yarborough, gave nominal sup- port to the party candidates aft- er his loss. And former Presi- dent Lyndon Johnson and for- mer Gov. John ConnaUy, both still powerful politically, openly campaigned for Bentsen and by inference the remainder of the ticket. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Waatntr lanlca iwcatnar Map, ft. Il-Al ABILENE AND VICINITY (tW-.1. CrnTinufd fair Wtfinn-aY a-d Truncair wifn n's" in tow-m.d JCi, tew WMnfSOar 33 a-d hifil Thurslar In lew Wlndi north 1% 29 m p.n. TEMPEBATUIEI tnatt J.m. WMflfidJir p.m. 11 21 J.M 31 1.00............ 33 S CO 32 D J 00 V in is 1.00 39 ..........IB u a 11.30 U a ard 21 noun tr.dirig 9 a a a-d !l. and low for lait yrar: JI a-d 32. Sunwt tail p.m. Sunriw II II SI a it U :s 3! p.m. Barrrcfrtlt' rriai.ig jl neon: 71 Humidilf at noon: jo ptr sues, particularly taxes, domi- nated many governors races. At (he Western White House in San Clemente, Calif., Nixon was reported by press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler to be very pleased with the results, ftcpub- Ucans, he said, had "turned the trend of tradition" by reducing normal White House losses in midlcrm congressional elec- tions. Agnew, speaking at Republi- can headquarters in Washing- Ion, said the results gave Nixon "a working majority" in the Senate of pro-administration Republicans and Soulhern Dem- ncrals. He said he wished the GOP had done beller in gover- norsh p contests. For Ihc Democrats, national Chairman Lawrence F. O'Brien said Nixon and Agnew "would be hard put to call this anything but a defeat. Tonight we find the Democratic party a majori- ty party in America." The biggest Republican names among the governors, Ronald Reagan of California and Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York, were easily re-elect- ed in the nation's two largest slates. But elsewhere, the GOP lost heavily in the races for stale houses. Two big names among Soulhern Winthrop Rockefeller of Arkan- sas and Claude R. Kirk Jr. of Florida-were unseated by "new- look" Democrats Dale Bumpers and Reubin Askew. In Wisconsin, Democrat Pa- trick Luccy ended six years of Republican domination by de- feating Lt. Gov. Jack Olson for governor. In Ohio, John J. Gilligan trounced Republican Roger Cloud in the wake of a loan scandal Uiat split GOP ranks. To the east, millionaire Demo- crat Milton J. Shapp won his second bid for Pennsylvania's by defeating Lt. Gov. Raymond Broderick. The gubernatorial victories gave the Democrats at least 26 stale houses, a solid base for the 1972 presidential drive just as GOP successes in 1966 helped Nixon's successful effort two years ago. Nixon and Agnew's strenuous campaign President campaigned in 23 states, the vice president in bore fruit in only a handful of Senate races. In Tennessee, veteran Demo- cratic Sen. Albert Gore, an op- ponent of the Vietnam war and labeled by Republicans as their No. 1 target, lost his seat to GOP conservative Rep. William E. Brock III. In Indiana, in a race Republi- cans had considered one of iheir lop hopes, Democratic Sen. Vance Hartkc clung to a lead of less than votes over Rep. Richard Houdebush with more than 90 per cent of the votes counted. In Agnew's home stale of Marjland, liberal Democratic Sen. Joseph D. Tydings was up- set by Republican Rep. J. Glenn Bcall Jr., a Nixon supporter and the son of (he man Tydings un- seated six years ago. Rep. Lowell P. Weickcr Jr., a moderate Republican, won in Connecticut's three-cornered Senale race in which Ihe Demo- cratic incumbent, Thomas Dodd, lost as an independent. And in Ohio, Kep. Robert Taft Jr., son of the man known as "Mr. led for the Senate seat he barely lost six jesrs ago. Sinking Feeling It suddenly sinks in on Darla Bushcll, a young Republican worker, that the Repub- licans have lost In Abilene and Texas. Darla one of many young workers at the "victory party" at GOi1 Headquarters Tuesday night. (Staff Photo by Linda Pullig) Goodfellows Send Out Toy Appeal sent out an urgent appeal Wednesday for repairable toys. The annual used toy drive was held three weeks ago. Students all Abilene schnls were asked to give their old but still repairable toys to the Goodfellows by bringing them to school one morning. But city firemen, who repair the toys that then go on display at the Goodfcllow Store for distribution to less privileged Abilenians, said only about one-lcnlh of Ihe needed toys were given this year. Syd Niblo, chairman of the 1970 Goodfellow effort, urged children and their parents lo survey (heir own loys. If any are no longer being used but are still in shape to be rapaircd a.id repainted by firemen, Niblo asked that they be brought lo the Central Fire Station or lo any other station if it is difficult to get them to the main station in the 100 block of Mulberry St. Fire Chief D. C. Musick said firemen'will pick up large repairable toys if parents are unable to bring them to the station, but he urged that this he kept lo a minimum. Musick reminded that plastic toys cannot be repaired if they are broken. Cut both big and little toys are needed to make Christmas a happier place in Abilene for the less privileged, Niblo said. Niblo said Goodfellows purchased more new toys this year than in the past, primarily because the plastic variety cannot be repaired. But he said the repaired used toys arc still a major source of Goodfellow cheer at Christmas. NEWS INDEX Amuifrrtms.......... 13A Bridsf.............. 73 Classified.......... IO-13B Comics 9B Editorials.............. EB Hcrcsccoe 7B Hosoftol Patients 11A Obituaries Ssorts........13-15A To Your Good Hfolth 7B TV Lea............. 68 Wrn-cn's 1 3B Taylor Countians went Demo- cratic in Tuesday's election favoring all Demo candidates both locally and statewide. A total of ballots were cast. Frank Calhoun sound! y 'lefeatcd his Republican opponent Marvin Sapaugh to retain his scat in the House of Representatives. Calhoun carried Taylor County with votes while Sapaush collected Clahoun carried Jones County with votes to Snpaugh's 505. The voters also re-elected J. T. (Jake) Mc.Millon of Lawn to another term as Prec. 4 Commissioner. His opponent was Republican Glen Thornton. A VETERAN of 19 years on the commissioners court, Mc.Millon carried 9 of the 11 boxes to beat Thornton of Abilene, to Taylor County voters also favored Democrat Lloyd Bentsen over George Bush by a margin of in the race for the U.S. Senate and aided Gov. Preston Smith on his way lo re-election with a margin over GOP hopeful Paul Kggcrs. The liquor-by-the-drink amendment was the only one of the seven turned down by Taylor Countians and it was by a solid Calhoun saw his as "a tremendous vote of confidence'1 and said he was very grateful. No victory is won sinclehandeilly Illj Country Vote, Pp. 5A. SA. 9A. 1GA and I'm deeply indebted to many friends and he said. "My opponent ran a good race and he's to be com- mended for his efforts.11 SAPAL'GII SAID he was glad he ran "because I at least made Frank campaign and make his views known, and I did give the people a choice. I certainly wish Frank the best of luck. But I'm glad I ran because I did prove that we do have two parties on the local level." At GOP headquarters Tuesday Dr. Kod county GOP chairman, said, "My reac- tion, in all hone.-ty, is one of tremendous surprise. We feel that Bush has been a lop-notch candidate and fully expected Sec TAYLOR. Pg. ISA All Indicators Up At 4ih Hour End Industrials were up 4.11, transportation was up I.II and utilities wore up .45 at the end cf fourth hour trading Wednes- day on the Now York Stock F.x- chance. The New York Com- posite- was up Volume was shares, reported the Abilene office of Schneider, Bernct, and Hick- man. Is Opening 2 Bid a Force Bridge Game? By ELLIi: nUCKL'R Q. I play bridge with a group of people who contend Ih.l an opening two bid Is a force game bid ar.d Ihe bidding most be continued until a game contract li reached. They quote Gorrn as the authority for this contention. I maintain (here's no such rule In bridge, right? r A, No sir, the great Gorcn says on page 17 cf his latest publication, New Contract thai if your partner opens with a two bid In a suit, you mu.it respond and keep on responding until a game contract Is reached no mailer how empty a hand you hold. If your partner opens with he's telling yon he's close to a fiamc contract on his own and U you have S or 9 points you may have a slam. Now this isn't a law and you won't be Jailed for Ignoring it (may get a black eye or Mabel Lilius, long-lime bridge teacher suggests If you don't want to play this way, explain to your partner BKFORF. the game just how you treat an opening two hid, because when your partner understands your bidding system, whatever it is, you're 'likely to come out with a better score instead of a broken nose. Q. l-rsslhan IMO years ago I bought a j ejpcnsUc plastic trash ran from a department slore hrrr II guaranteed lo last II years. Al Ihe rnd ol 1C months It was rrarkrd all our ulih holes In the bollom. The ran Mas only used lo pick np loaves IP iht yard. It was never used for garbage. I carried II hark In Ihe itore and nhowrd Ihe manager, lie Mid he bad nothing In do with It, (hat I'd have lo fill out Ihc guarantee and send It to Ihc manufacturer and I'd receive a replacement. This I did. four months ago and I've received a reply. What Is mv next step? I A. Normally Ihc store would take care cf it, because it Issued Ihc guarantee, but since it didnt you should contact th- Heller I'.usiness Bureau. Action Line explained the problem to Joe Fclton, Bill! Manager, and he sutgesls you go to Ihc bureau, and file ,1 written complaint. 11BB will check with Ihe local More, then it will help you conlact Ihe manufacturer and get this taken care of. Q. I'm a mrrnber of a f adrllr Troop and we'd very much like lo know II there'll any place In Ahllrnc where wt can redeem aluminum brer ami soda pop rani. He'd like lo know Ihls Information as soon as possible please as we're i In In? very hard to raise money to ilslt Austin, our stale capital. A. thing you're willing to try very h.ud, ii's ponna take barrels and barrels of beer cans to ir.ake money on this project! But if you insist, we've found some outlets for you Texas Hide and Metal and 1'inc Street Salvage will pay you from six to rphl icnls a pound and it lakes about 20 cans to make a pound. They must be all aluminum, nn steel sides and Ce.ors and Rudwirscr arc about the only drinks sold In ell aluminum cans, they say. Address questions lo Action Mnr, Box 3D, Abilene, Texas Names will not be used but Ihc questions must he signed and iidrirrsses git en. Please Include telephone numbers If possible. I
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