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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1970, Abilene, Texas Ibttene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT m IL'ml i COTH YEAR, NO. 177 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE. TEXAS, 70604, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 7, 1970-TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc DAlLY-25c SUNDAY Auociated Preu CB0504A no AMEPHKAHCKlX Brazilian Terrorist Take Swiss Envoy Soviet View of American Liberty This huge billboard on Moscow's Lenin- gradsky Prospekt, is one of the first things a visitor to Moscow sees after leaving cus- toms at Moscow's Sheremetyeva-Interna- tional Airport. A caricature of the Statue of Liberty, with crown replaced by rockets, a noose and hooded Ku KIux Klanner, the billboard gives a new arrival the first taste of the anti-American propaganda campaign now building up in the Soviet Union. Rus- sian characters read: "Freedom-American Style." (AP Wirephoto) By ELUE RUCKER Widening Grape St. Claimed No Benefit Q. Since the voters voted the bonds to widen Grape St., now Ihe City Is asses- ilng the property owners approximately to pave and widen It. Tills In no way beneflls the property owners; widening It puts the street Dp against [heir honses. Please tell us why the property owners have to pay. A. The assessment is the policy of the City Council, set in 1966. H. P. Clifton, City Manager, said if the council deviated from the policy now, the residents of Ambler, S. i4th, etc. who were assessed for their street widening would be disheartened to find that Grape St. residents weren't being assessed. The bond issue raised money for 2-3 of the cost, the property owners will be assessed the remaining 1-3. However, a real estate appraiser will be called in to look at the property and he must slate to the City Council under oath that paving and widening will increase the property value. If he decides otherwise, then the property owners can't legally be assessed. Theoretically, the property will be more suitable for commer- cial use, thus the owner can sell it at a higher price. A public hearing will be held In January and property owners will be able to stale their opinions. The City Council will make the final decision on improving Grape St. after hearing from the property owners. Q. I have a 9 X 12 braided rug that needs cleaning. you know of anyone In Abilene that does this type of work? And bow much will II cost me? A. We've sent you the name of a carpet Cleaning service that will clean both sides of your braided rug for (20. Q. I don't know how (o begin. I've never written to anybody like this before. I'd like to know If we have to be on welfare to ask the Goodfellows for toys for our children for Christmas? You set, we just purchased a new home here about three months ago and I know we're not going to have money for Christinas presents for the children. We have eight children; I don't work because I'm slek most of the time and I have a four-year-old to take care of at home. ..A. We've forwarded your letter to the Goodfellows' office. When a family, like yours, not on welfare, requests assistance from the Goodfellows, 1U name Is Riven to Leah Beth Jordan, Chairman of the Junior League Goodfcllow Cprnmittoe. She assigns the family to one of her co-workers who visits the home per- sonally to determine whether or not a family Is needy and deserving of help. Address questions lo Action Line, Ron 3D. Ahllfne. TCHS 796W. Names will not be used but questions must be signed mi! addresses Riven. Pirate Include YJrphonc numbers If possible. America Too Violent. Says Nigerian Girl By DENNIS RF.DMOVT Associated Press Writer RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) Terrorists with auto- matic weapons kidnaped the Swiss ambassador today alter shooting a Brazilian govern- ment agent assigned to guard him. Witnesses reported seeing a blonde among the The terrorists fled with Am- bassador Giovanni Enrico Buch- er, a 57-year-old bachelor and a popular figure in the diplomatic corps here, after scattering leaf- lets identifying themselves as members of the National Liber- ation Alliance, an organization believed to have folded with the death of its leader last month. In an operation carried out with military precision, the ter- rorists surrounded the ambassa- dor's car as he was being driven to the embassy. They ordered the driver out of the automobile. The security guard tried to re- sist and was reported to have been shot three times. The entire operation lasted two minutes. It was Brazil's fourth political kidnaping since a rash of such seizures began with the abduc- tion of U.S. Ambassador C. Burke Elbrick on Sept. in Rio de Janeiro. Elbrick was re- leased after the military gov- ernment freed 15 prisoners held U.S. DEPARTMENT Of COMMERCE Nllioul Winner Iirvlct TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) A Nigerian girl whose father was executed by Biafran rebels says she will complete her edu- cation at Florida Universi- ty and then return to Africa be- cause America is too violent a place to live. Genita Ekpenyong, a 20-year- old sophomore at predominant- ly-black Florida came to the United States on a scholar- ship. tier father, a lecturer at the University of Nigeria, met AIM President B. L. Perry when Perry was a guest lecturer at the Nigerian college last year. Miss Ekpenyongs' father went into the town of Uyo during the Nigerian civil war last year. He was seized by rebel soldiers and shot after being held captive. But even afler her father's death, Miss Ekpenyong says Nigeria is "a more peaceful place" than the United States. She said of America that there is "too much violence here. Riots, people get killed, they have all these bombs being put here." Miss Ekpenyong says she plans to return lo Africa after earning a master's degree In biochemistry at Her scholarship does not cover living expenses, so sh3 lives with the Perry family on the csmpus. She said mini-skirts were the popular feminine fashion in Nigeria and that in her home country she had never seen some of the African styles worn by American blacks. The flowing "dashikis" and Afro hairdos were among Ihe things that were new to her when she encountered them in the United States. "A lot of the ideas they have here we don't wear In she said. IWIIIMr Mia Pf. 7-B) AND VICINITY II. ridllrtl Flir and wirm totiiy. tonight Oft, I upper Wl, low B. HWl TutUUT low TTl. ly 19 to 30 I ABILENE AND VICINITY mill ridllrtl Flir a Tucsdjy. High lonlcM itxut H Windl. loytnerly 10 to 30 m.pji. TEMPERATURES Jonaiy ijn. MirtdJT l.m. a a a O 54 0 U O 13 a O a a a It 11 37 ..........10.00 54 a 54 a 57 Hen ind low tor 34 hours ending 9 I m.: 31 I'd 40. High end taw lor ditf Uit ycir: 50 ind 14. Sunset Mil night: p m., Sunriie todiy: un., Sunwt tonight: p.m. Barometer reading it noon: 31.35 h. Humidify It noon: 56 per cent. 0 TU CHRIST Woman With 10 Children Asks Goodfellows Help Daily the Goodfellows receive a flood of requests from Abi- lene's needy for food, clothing anc! toys for Christmas. One Abilene mother writes, "Will you please help us this year. My husband hasn't got a regular job and we arc behind on bills and will not be able to give my children any Christmas without your help. They also need school clothes. I have ten children at home now. Monday morning's mall brought to the Good- fellow fund toward the goal of- Total received to date is RECEIVED Sunday TOTAL was One Abilene womin asks help for a family with five children whose parents are unable to work. "Neither one is able to work and unless someone helps them their children will have no Christmas at all." "I'd like to know If you could help me give my kids a Merry Christmas this an Abilene mother writes "I'll need focd, clothing and whatever you want to give them." ANOTHER ABILENE mother requests help In getting clothing and toys for 10 children. "My husband has been out of work for months. I am expecting again ami have stayed sick so much I have not been able lo work since July." Ijtest contributions: Mr. Mrs. J. Ii. Wakc.'lcld 5.00 Mr. ft Mrs. Glenn II. Caffcy 5.00 Mrs. E. W. Berry, Sr. 25.00 Mrs. J. H. Day Earnest Workers Class- First Central Presby- terian Church 10.00 Ronnie H. Blackmore 10.00 In Memory of Mrs. Dell King 5.00 In Memory of Miss Daisy Dees 5.00 In Memory of Mrs. J. T. McCarty 5.00 C. J. Jack Williams 5.00 Carpi Diem Study Club 15.00 Mr. Mrs. Raymond A. McDanicl 25.00 Miss Sarah Symes .50 Anonymous 100.00 Royal Neighbors of America, Marlow- Carter No. 10749 5.00 Anonymous 25.00 Glenn Hargrove- Betty M. Hargrove 10.00 Mr. Mrs. C. M. Honakcr 20.00 Mr. Mrs. Cliff Lester 20.00 Anonymous 2.00 J. .W Gchle 25.00 Anonymous 1.00 In memory of Fred Gartside 15.00 In memory of Leon Norakoski 15.00 Becky, Patricia and Blake Burton 10.00 Anonymous 2.00 Mrs. C. B. Gates 10.00 In of Reginald Waltrip-Mrs. J. .M Waltrip 5.00 Previously acknowledged Total lo Dale Requests and contributions should be mailed lo Goodfellows, The Abilene Ileportcr-Ncws, P. 0. Box 30, Abilene, Texas 79604. In connection with politically In- spired offenses. The other kidnapings in Brazil were of Japanese Consul Nobuo Okuchi In Sao Paulo last March and Ambassador Ehrcnfried von Hollenbcn of West Germany last June. Okuchi was freed upon the release of five prison- ers and the West German when 40 prisoners were released. Bucher's kidnaping look place near his residence in Santa Teresa, a residential section on a hill overlooking Rio de Janei- ro. The lime was a.m., as the ambassador was on his way to the office. The ambassador's butler, Manoel Mini, said he woke up before a.m., had Breakfast and left for the office. When Bucher's car arrived at a quiet nearby street, it was blocked by (wo Volk- swagen and a Willys. Another Volkswagen remained at the end of the street, blocking Ihe road. A fourth led Volkswa- away with the am- bassador, as his bodyguard- federal agenl Helio G. lay on the ground wounded. According to' witnesses, at least six terrorists were in- volved, including a blonde wom- an. The black briefcase which the ambassador wcs carrying with him, was taken by the kid- napers. Diplomatic sources speculated on the reasons the terrorists had chosen Bucher. One of them, the sources said, could have been as a revenge against the recent expulsion of two Brazilian terrorists from Switzerland. The ambassador had also re- Sec ENVOY, Pg. 1A Police Seek Caller Who Warned of Refinery Blast LINDEN, N.J. (AP) Police sought today to identify from a voice recording a caller who said "the refinery is gonna burn, baby, bum" less than two hours before an explosion and fire raked a Humble Oil Co. complex. The telephone call to the po- lice was described by investiga- tors as their only lead to the cause of Ihe 40 miles petroleum-fed blaze which injured 29 and caused damage in the millions Satur- day night. Police said the FBI would be asked to compare a voice print made from the recording with its own file of voice prints in the search for the caller. "We feel this was a deliberate act of declared May- or John Cregorio. "We're assuming it was sabo- tage because of the actions throughout the country in the past few said a police Yule Story Begins Today A delightful Christmas Kory, Miracle of Der- rick, begins today on page 11-A. It iraj icrit- ten by Mrs. Bob Johnson, idle Associated Press Sports Editor and former AP Texas bureau chief, un- der the pen name Luise Putcamp Jr. Taylor County Gets Special Ed Grant An Office of Education grant of almost was made to Taylor County for special programs for educationally disadvantagcd children, U.S. Rep. Omar Burleson of Anson has announced. He said that the grant, will aid children in Taylor County, ages 5 to 17, of whom are in low income families, 27 delinquent, 61 neglected and 18 in foster homes." The allotment of funds was made available for fiscal year 1971 under provisions of Part A of Title I, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act which provides most such special programs. Supt. A.E. Wells, said the funds mainly will go toward remedial programs in Abilene, with stress on reading. He said that the amount of the grant is slightly less than last year when Abilcne's share was about The funds will be used in 10, or about one-third of Abilene NEWS INDEX Amusements 7B Bridge............... IOA Euwness Outlook....... 16B Clarified.......... 12-15B Comics 11B Editorials 103 9B Hospilol Petients........7B Obituaries............. 2A Sports 8.9A To Your Good Health IOA TV Loa 8B Women's schools, he said. Wells said the money goes toward teachers' salaries, resource people and materials used in the programs. The rest of the money Is spent in other schools in Taylor County. Wreckage Of C123 Found SA1GO.V (AP) The wreck- age of an American C123 trans- port plane missing since Nov. 27 was found in the mountains of central South Vietnam, the U.S. Command reported today. It said there were no survivors among the six U.S. military per- sonnel and 73 Vietnamese ;i board. A U.S. spokesman said a res- cue team dropped to the crash site found no survivors. Recov- ery operations are continuing there, as well as at the site of another C123 which crashed In the same general area Nov. 29. The other carried 32 Ameri- cans and 12 Vietnamese. Two U.S. Air Force sergeants were the only survivors and were res- cued Saturday. Monsoon rains and heavy fog covered much of the area at the time of both crashes. The first plane carried five American crewmen, one U.S. military passenger, 53 Viet- namese soldiers and 15 of their women and children. lieutenant, referring to wide- spread bombings by militant groups. The mayor said something dropped from an aircraft might have touched off the initial ex- plosion. Four residents reported seeing a light plane or helicop- ter over the refinery at about the lime the blast sent a fireball feet into the air and shat- tered windows within a radius of three to four miles. But the mayor said the reports disa- greed on whether the craft was spotted before or after the ex- plosion. A call received by New York radio station early Sen- day said a group called the United Socialist Revolutionary Front was responsible for the explosion. The caller said three incendiary devices had been set off. A spokesman for Humble said equipment malfunctions might have caused the blast, in a basic refining unit which feeds oil to other parts of the plant, but that workmen apparently had no prior indication of trouble. Automatic monitoring will provide a record of events immediately before the explo- sion, he said. Police and the company secu- rity agents went to the refinery afler the call to police and were searching the grounds when the explosion occurred. Most of the 200 people working there were in a concrete bunker. The mayor and a company spokesman said many trespass- ers have been arrested in the complex over the past few years last on Nov. 14 when four men were found taking photo- graphs of the refinery. Many of those apprehended have been attempting to paint antipollution slogans on the large tanks, which are visible from the New Jersey Turnpike. Investigators will not begin to study the blackened remains of the refining units "for a couple of said Tom Gallagher, a company spokesman. He said the structures were unsafe and the area was too hot for close examination. Indicators Mixed At 4th Hour End Industrials were up .27, trans- portation was down 1.17, and utilities were up .35, at the end cf fourth hour trading Monday on the New York Stock Ex- change. The New York Com- posite was up .15. Volume was shares, reported the Abilene office of Schneider, Bernet'and Hickman, Inc. Truckers Strike Could Halt Flow of Fuel Oil CHICAGO (AP) More than Teamsters Union drivers In Michigan and northern Ohio walked off their jobs Sunday night In a strike which could eventually stop the flow of fuel oil In areas from Kentucky lo North Dakota. More than other driven of fuel oil trucks In U Midwest- ern stales arc considering whether to Joint Ihe walkout. Contract broke off Thursday In Detroit between Ihe Tcamstcn and Ihe Labor Rc- lions Advisory Association, the bargaining unit for the truckers. Negotiations resume here today. As subfrcczing temperatures covered the states Involved, nil company spokesmen said the strikc-al this stage will not drastically affect con- sumers but rural areas will feel the pinch In several days. Fuel oil Is one of the most wide- spread forms of home heating, especially In rural areas. The affcclcd Hates are Illi- nois. Indiana. Iowa, Kansas. Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Da- kota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. A spokesman for the Wiscon- sin Petroleum Association said he sees no "Immediate Impact" on home fuel deliveries, but that rural communities would be the first to feel the less In a pro- longed strike. A spokesman for Standard Oil Co. of Ohio said the company will keep fuel moving despite the walkout of about 700 drivers In the Cleveland area. Fuel suppliers in the Colum- bus, Ohio, area said that cur- rent supplies of fuel are suffi- cient for "a few weeks maybe." Aside from the 700 striking drivers In the Cleveland area and 600 In Michigan, Teamsters spokesmen across the 13-stale area arc undecided as lo their next move. Iowa drivers arc split on whether to strike. In Milwau- kee, an official of Teamsters Lo- cal Us members will wait and sec whal happens in the bargaining session today before making a move. Teamsters bargaining com- mittee chairman Steve Shultz said the union Is demanding a hourly raise In Increments of 65, 50 and 50 cents over a three-year period. Robert Bray, representing the truckers, said the Industry has offered a hike for a 48-hour week. Tanker drivers currently cam an average of an hour. The previous contract cxplicd Nov. 15. f
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