Abilene Reporter News, December 14, 1970

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December 14, 1970

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - December 14, 1970, Abilene, Texas ®f)e Abilene Sporter-lieu# "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron SOTH YEAR, NO. 184 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604 MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 14, 1970—TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 10c DAILY—25c SUNDAY Associated Press (JP)Nikita Says It Was JFK Who Backed Down NEW YORK (AP) - Nikita S. Khrushchev contends it was President John F. Kennedy— and not he—who backed down in the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, according to the final installment in Life this week of “Khrushchev Remembers.” It says the Soviet missile rattling preserved Cuban communism as an example for other Latin Americans. By this account, Kennedy appealed through an “almost crying” Robert F. Kennedy for Khrushchev to order the missiles removed because he feared by Katharyn jus DuffJll /;ii!iUlilljlil'lllllllliiillllil A Colorado Citian, sharp-eyed observer of the West Texas scene, saw a sign on a variety store window the other dav: “TWO MORE SHOPPING (Satur) DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS.” The “Satur” prefix was In very small letters, the better to rush you, dear shoppers. • • • It reminded this observer of a sign he saw at an exhibit in a booth at a West Texas Fair in Abilene: “Win a Free Week in Paris.” After the word Paris there was a very small “texas.” He has been wondering since he saw the sign, “What would a visitor do in Paris, Texas, one whole week. Drink Campbell’s Soup?” And this auggestion the C-Citian says was in a stationer’s window: For the Man Who Has Everything—a Calendar to Tell Him When Installments are Due. • • • Sometime after Christmas when Comedian Bob Hope airs his special program on his annual Yuletide USO tour you may be sure Adolfo Acosta, local grocer who lives at 1602 S. 16th St., wilil be watching. His half-brother, Abel Monte-longo, was one of the musicians chosen to make this trip to the Far East, Southeast Asia and various military installations out in the Pacific area. Abel, who is a professional musician living now in San Diego, began learning his music in San Angelo public schools. He was first chair trumpet for the Bobcat Band in the mid ’50s. Big event for the Bobcat musicians then was the annual Thanksgiving game with Abilene High Eagles. Abel called his brother this Thanksgiving to say he had made the Hope band. But, first, he wanted to know how the Bob-cat-Eaglle contest had gone. (It was bad news, from Adolfo’s viewpoint, even if date of the traditional game had shifted.) The Hope tour left Nov. 30 to be gone a month. There is no finer Yuletide journey, Adolfo believes. He is sold on the USO. Now a grocer, his store at 619 N. Treadaway, he spent World War II overseas and was recalled to service during the Korean War. From his personal experience he knows how much a USO show means to a soldier away from home, particularly at Christmas. * *    * Dot Cawthron was sitting with the John Hamil children the other evening and during the course    of the    evening    she sampled some pecans which had been set out for sampling. “These are wonderful pecans,” she remarked to Angela, the Hamils’ “barely 6” daughter. “Did these pecans come off one of your trees?” Angela studied a minute to be sure. “No,    they didn’t,” she    said. “Most    of them    came o f    the ground.” newsTndex Ann Lander* ........  J'* Classified .......... Comics................ Dr. Lamb.............J’J Editorials ............. **jj Horoscope ............. J*® Obituaries ............ Sports ..............*    ll Sylvia Porter ........... TV Log .............. {’I yV Scout............. the U.S. Army would overthrow him as president and take power. Khrushchev is quoted as saying Soviet missile power in Cuba was enough to destroy New York, Chicago and other industrial centers, as well as Washington. The reminiscences claim a complete victory for communism in the crisis because Khrushchev obtained from the U.S. government assurances there would be no attempt to invade Cuba. “The Caribbean crisis was a triumph of Soviet foreign policy and a personal triumph of my own career,” Khrushchev is quoted as saying. “Cuba exists as an independent Socialist country, right in front of the open jaws of predatory American imperialism. Other Latin American peoples are beginning to realize what steps they can take to liberate themselves from American imperialists and monopolists. Hopefully Cuba’s example will continue to shine.” This final installment in Life of extracts from the book “Khrushchev Remembers” to be published by Little, Brown and Co. next Monday, also touched on the 1955 Big Four summit meeting in Geneva where the reminiscences say Khrushchev met “that cur ... that sinister man,” John Foster Dulles; Vietnam and China; Berlin, and the defection of Stalin’s daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, now Mrs. William Wesley Peters. Life has declined to say how it obtained the reminiscences. A note bearing Khrushchev’s name was distributed by Tass last month in Moscow denying he had turned over any memoirs or reminiscences to a foreign publisher. Informants in Moscow say the account may be Khrushchev’s taken from tape recordings. Some have attributed obvious flaws in the reminiscences to the faltering memory of an old man. Khrushchev now is 77. This installment contains one error. Khrushchev is quoted as telling Kennedy in 1961 he helped him get elected by withholding the release of U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers, who was shot down in the Soviet Union in 1960, until after the election so “that son of a bitch Richard Nixon” could not claim he could deal with the Russians. Shortly after Kennedy's election the Russians announced the release of two U.S. Air Force RB47 pilots who had been shot down on Soviet soil. But Powers was not released until early 1962. Commenting on the section devoted to the Cuban missile crisis, Life says remarks attributed to Robert F. Kennedy, the U.S. attorney general at the time, “are Enemy Downs U. S. Spy Plane SAIGON (AP) — Enemy gunners have shot down a U.S. bomber with top-secret intelligence equipment in Laos and an F100 fighter-bomber over a key battlefield in Cambodia, the U.S. Command reported Sunday. The announcement said an Air Force B57 was hit by ground fire Saturday night over the Ho Chi Minh Trail in southern Laos. U.S. informants said the Air Force believes the aircraft’s secret detection equipment was destroyed and did not get into North Vietnamese hands. The two-man crew was rescued. The F100 was hit apparently while flying a support mission for Cambodian forces under heavy attack by North Vietnamese and Viet Cong in Kompong Cham Province north of Phnom Penh, the capital. The pilot was picked up uninjured, the U.S. Command said. A dispatch from Phnom Penh said enemy troops assaulted Prey Totung on the Cambodian northern front Sunday but were thrown back for the second day in a row. The Cambodian high command also reported that its troops have seized Phnom Bath-eay, a 420-foot hill dominating Highway 6 about 30 miles northeast of Phnom Penh. The command said this would help loosen the enemy’s stranglehold on the highway and ease efforts to supply some 30,000 soldiers in the northern front. It said 24 enemy bodies were found on the hill and claimed 60 others were killed or wounded but taken off by their comrades. The Cambodians lost eight men killed and another 24 wounded. The hill was seized by the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong late in November. Phnom Batheay and Prey Totung are in the general area where the U.S. Air Force F100 was shot down. It was the 51st U.S. warplane reported lost over Cambodia since April 29 when U.S. and South Vietnamese forces first swept into that Indochinese country to smash enemy sanctuaries. The B57 was the 75th U.S. aircraft reported lost over Laos sine* the U.S. Command began announcing losses there on March IO. Nineteen Americans have been reported killed and 73 wounded. But informants say that since 1964 about 400 U.S. combat aircraft were lost in Laos. The U.S. Command said the B57 crashed in the lower panhandle area of Laos and was destroyed. JFK and friend Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, left, and President John F. Kennedy met in Vienna in 1961. In the final installment of “Khrushchev Remembers, ’ published in Life magazine this week, the Soviet premier contends that Kennedy backed down during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962. The article claims the crisis represented a victory for the USSR in that Khrushchev obtained U.S. assurances that there would be no attempt to invade Cuba. (AP Wirephoto) Erwin, Ex-UT Prof Trade Charges SHOPPING DAYS B TILL CHRISTMAS a AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - The reply of University of Texas regents chairman Frank Erwin to the resignation of Dr. William Arrowsmith brought a heated rejoinder Sunday from the nationally-known classics scholar. Arrowsmith, who tendered his resignation Saturday from the UT faculty, told the Daily Texan Sunday it is “hard to avoid admiring chicanery, especially when it reaches the lower depths of genius as it does in Frank Erwin’s reply to my resignation.” Arrowsmith said that “not since the late Huey Long has there been a politician who could so befuddle the public with calculated distortion.” Erwin had responded to Arrow-smith’s resignation, in which the professor complained of Erwin’s Athlete's Dad Killed After Disrupting TV PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. (AP) — The father of a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey player was shot and killed Saturday night after forcing a television station off the air and wounding a Mountie authorities said. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Roy Edward Spencer, 59, Fort St. James, B.C., complained that CKPG-EV had not broadcast the Maple Leafs game. His son, Brian, had been interviewed about that game on the East Coast. Mounties said Spencer was shot as he left the station, after wounding Constable Dave Pi-druchny in the leg. Spencer was dead on arrival at a hospital, the RCMP said. Authorities gave this account of the incident: The man, wielding a .45-caliber pistol, forced his way into the station after the telecast of the Califomia-Vancouver National Hockey League game had ended “I don’t like the CBC’s hockey games,” he told newsman Tom Haertel. “Why don’t you broadcast more Toronto (Maple Leafs’) games?” The man then walked to the newsroom, told news director Stud Fawcell to take the hockey game off the air and warned program director Don Prentice, “I am very disturbed about the GBC coverage. There is going to be a revolution unless it’s changed.” Authorities said the man then forced station personnel to walk to the television studio, but Prentice had gone ahead and called police. The intruder backed out of the front door of the station after about five minutes, saying, “I don’t want to kill anyone. I’ve killed many times before in the commandos.” As police came around the corner of the building, the man fired, hitting the Mountie. Another officer drew his pistol and fired, hitting the man in the chest. He was dead on arrival at a hospital. “tyranny,” saying Arrowsmith had quit his teaching post because his “lucrative playhouse had been exposed.” Erwin said that Arrowsmith was paid $3,600 monthly for teaching a single three-hour class of 13 undergraduates each week. Erwin said the discovery was made last summer. In a three-paragraph statement, Erwin said the professor had made a “vicious personal attack against me and other university officials.” Further, Erwin claimed Arrowsmith had been permitted the $3,600 salary “with the connivance of certain high administrative officials no longer at the university.” Erwin said that Arrowsmith had apparently “chose to find another job rather than assume his fair share of the teaching load.” In his response to Erwin’s reply, Arrowsmith said “Erwin purposely misrepresented” Arrowsmith^ teaching assignments by singling out a period of time when he was on assignment with the U. S. State Department. Arrowsmith said that he taught six classes with more than 160 students in the preceeding semester. Erwin had claimed that Arrowsmith had turned out but one Ph.D. graduate but Arrowsmith said one such degree in classics WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Weather Service (Weather Map Pg. 9-A> ABILENE AND VICINITY(40-mile radius)—-Increasing cloudiness and warmer Monday and Monday night. Mostly cloudy and continued warm Tuesday. High Monday 65. Low Monday right 45. High Tuesday near 70. Southerly winds IO to 20 mph. TEMPERATURES Sun. a.rn....................... Sun.    p.m. 44 ............. 1:00      56 43 ............ 2:00       57 42       3:00      56 39 ............. 4:00      56 40        5:00      55 39 ...........  6:00      48 39      7:00      45 38 ............ 8:00       42 44 ............. 9:00      41 49    ............ IO CO ............. 40 53 ............ 11:00      — 55    12:00    - High and low for 24-hours ending IO p m.: 57 ard 37. High and low same date last year: 75 and 45. Sunset last night: 5:34? sunrise today: 7:32; sunset tonight: 5:35. Barometer reading at IO p.m.: 28.41 Humidity at IO p.rru 49 par cant. is in keeping with the national average. Arrowsmith said that Erwin’s “direct and illegal intrusion into the management of the campus” has reduced the school’s presidency to a position of “mere functionary or lackey.” “The same is true,” he said, “of the chancellorship and the innumerable vice chancellorships, now for the most part occupied by mediocrities and nonentities who can be counted on to offer no opposition to Erwin’s will.” A UT spokesman said there are only two vice chancellors. extremely unlikely.” “Khrushchev Remembers: Part IV” says the Kremlin was pleased at the way the forces of Fidel Castro threw back the Bay of Pigs invasion in April 1961, but the leadership was concerned that another one might succeed. The installment says: “If Cuba fell, other Latin American countries would reject us, claiming that for all our might the Soviet Union hadn’t been able to do anything for Cuba except make empty protests to the United Nations. We had to think up some ways of confronting America with more than words. The logical answer was missiles. “It was high time America learned what it feels like to have her owti land and her owti people threatened. “I want to make one thing absolutely clear: when we put our ballistic missiles in Cuba, we had no desire to start a war. Our principal aim was to deter America from starting a war ... We wanted to keep the Americans from invading Cuba, and we wanted to make them think twice by confronting them with our missiles. This goal we achieved—but not without undergoing a period of perilous tension. “We had installed enough missiles already to destroy New York, Chicago and the other industrial cities, not to mention a little village like Washington. I don’t think America had ever faced such a real threat of destruction as at that moment.” President Kennedy issued an ultimatum for the Soviet Union to remove the missiles and Ilyushin bombers. The reminiscences say Khrushchev himself then initiated direct exchanges with Kennedy. “The climax came after five or six days when our ambassador in Washington, Anatoly Dobrynin, reported that the President’s brother, Robert Kennedy, had come to see him on an unofficial visit. “Dobrynin’s report went something like this: ‘Robert Kennedy looked exhausted. One could see from his eyes that he had not slept for days. He himself said that he had not been home for six days and nights. “The President is in a grave situation,’ he said, ‘and he does not know how to get out of it. We are under pressure from our military to use force against Cuba. Probably at this very moment the President is sitting down to write a message to Chairman Khrushchev. We want to ask you to pass President Kennedy’s message to Chairman Khrushchev through unofficial channels. President Kennedy implores Chairman Khrush- Tum to KHRUSHCHEV, Pg. 2-A Goodfellows' Store Opening Today; Fund Goal in Distance The Goodfellow Store at the corner of N. 2nd arid Cedar will open Monday for eligible shoppers. Mrs. Lou F. W a y t e , supervisor for the Taylor County Welfare Dept., sa’d Goodfellow recipients will receive their shopping appointment time through the mail. The store will have appointments from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Mrs. Wayte said. The Goodfellow fund Sunday received $597.95 to bring the total to $8,008.45. If the goal of $16,500 is to be met, an average of $770 a day will be needed in the remaining ll days until Christmas. Contributions should be sent to Goodfellows, Abilene Reporter-News, P.O. Box 30, Abilene, Texas, 79604. Mod Squad Patrols Shoplifter Haunts LOS ANGELES (AP) - With sharp, furtive glances, the middle-aged woman noted that apparently no one was watching her slide jewelry off the counter and into her purse. The only other customer in sight was a 20-year-old girl. Later the woman walked out of the department store toward her car. Suddenly somebody was at her elbow. It was the girl. “Excuse me, but I think you have something that you haven’t paid for,” the girl said. She led the woman back into the store and up to the security director’s office where she was charged with theft. The girl was Mary, a member of the Mod Squad among the se curity set-young people who have been hired as security agents for a large department store in Los Angeles. The store has asked that its name and those of the youthful agents be withheld to preserve the effectiveness of their work. The agents are all in their 20s. All are trained in ways to spot shoplifters and in ways to stop them if they try to get away. The apologetic “excuse me” when the agents confronts the shoplifter outside the store helps simplify arrests. “We don’t say ‘You’re under arrest’ because if they hear that they're more likely to start running,” explains Mary. If they do run, agents take right after them. . Latest contributors: Merchanette’s Club •10.00 Anonymous ........... Mr. & Mrs. Lamar H. Moore .............. 25.00 Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Den ham ................ 12 OO Mrs. L. H. Beckham ... .25.00 Mr. & Mrs. Frank J. Richards ........... .10.00 Mr. & Mrs. Joe Grba ... . 5.00 Anonymous ............. . 5.00 In memory of George Bramley, Anonymous .. ..10,00 Harry E. Stoops ........ In memory of Roy Webb Lovett ......... .loco Mrs. Pete Elliott ....... .25.00 Mary M. Trantham .... ..25.00 Anonymous ........... •200.00 M. Sgt. & Mrs. R. V. Rusconi ............. .10.00 Mr. & Mrs. Elbert Lassetter ........... . 10.00 Capt. & Mrs. William A. Rowden ........... . 15.00 Mrs. Ann J. Garbett..... .10.00 Mr & Mrs. A. 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