Abilene Reporter News, December 14, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

December 14, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 14, 1970, Abilene, Texas WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiti iiiiiiiiiiiii ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604 MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 14.T970-TWENTY JPAGESJNJTWO 1QC JAILY-25C SUNDAY Nikita Says It Was JFK Who Backed Down NEW YORK (AP) Nikita S. tdo TTS _...ji____ r.. :_, __ _ NEW YORK (AP) _ Nikita S. Khrushchev contends it was President John F. Kennedy- and not backed down in the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, according to the final install- ment 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 ap- pealed through an "almost crying" Robert F. Kennedy for Khrushchev to order the mis- siles removed because he feared the U.S. Army would overthrow him as president and take pow- er. Khrushchev is quoted as say- ing Soviet missile power in Cuba was enough to destroy New York, Chicago and other indus- trial centers, as well as Wash- ington. The reminiscences claim a complete victory for commu- nism in the crisis because Khrushchev obtained from the US. government assurances there would be no attempt to in- vade Cuba. ''The Caribbean crisis was a triumph of Soviet foreign policy and a personal triumph of my own Khrushchev is quoted as saying. "Cuba exists as an independ- ent Socialist country, right in front of the open jaws of preda- tory American imperialism. Other Latin American peoples are beginning to realize what steps they can take to liberate themselves from American im- perialists and monopolists. Hopefully Cuba's example will ccntinue to shine." This final installment In 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 .lohn Foster Dulles; Vietnam and China; Berlin, and the defection of Sta- lin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluy- eva, 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 A Colorado Citian, sharp-eyed observer of the West Texas scene, saw a sign on a variety store window the other day: "TWO MORE SHOPPING (Satur) DAYS B E FO R E 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 he saw the sign, "What would visitor do in Paris, Texas, one whole week. Drink Camp- bell's And this suggestion the C- Citian says was In a stationer's window; For thfc Man Who Has Calendar to Tell Him When Installments are Due. Sometime after Christmas when1 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., will 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 Thanks- giving 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-Eagle 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 she remarked to Angela, the Hamils' "barely 6" daughter. "Did these pecans come off one of your Angela studied a minute to be sure. "No, they she said. "Most of them came o.'f the iwsSx Ami 7-A Mfl-i Cerniw Dr, Sylviai Pwttr TV Uf TVScwrt ...4-1 4-1. 4-1 2-A 5-1 S-B Enemy Downs U. S. Spy Plane last month In Moscow denying he had turned over any mem- oirs or reminiscences to a for- eign 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 with- holding 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 elec- tion 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 de- voted to the Cuban missile crisis, Life says remarks attributed to Robert F. Kennedy, the US. at- torney general at the time, "are SAIGON (AP) Enemy gun- ners have shot down a U.S. bomber with top-secret intelli- gence equipment in Laos and an fighter-bomber over a key battlefield in Cambodia, the U.S. Command reported Sun- day. 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 FIDO was hit ap- parently 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 com- mand also reported that its troops have seized Phnom Bath- eay, i 420-foot hill dominating Highway 6 about 30 miles north- east of Phnom Penh. The com- mand said this would help loos- en the enemy's stranglehold on the highway and case efforts to supply some 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 To- tung 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 Viet- namese forces first swept into that Indochinese country to smash enemy sanctuaries. The B57 was the 75th U.S. air- craft reported lost over Laos since the U.S. Command began announcing losses there on March 10. Nineteen Americans have been reported killed and 73 wounded. But informants say that since 1964 about 400 U.S. combat air- craft were lost in Laos. The U.S. Command said the B57 crashed in the lower pan- handle area of Laos and was de- stroyed. JFK and friend Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, left, and President John F. Kennedy met in Vienna in 1961. In the final installment of "Khrushchev 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 TILL CHRISTMAS AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) The re- ply of University of Texas re- gents chairman Frank Erwin to the resignation of Dr. William Arrowsmith brought a heated re- joinder Sunday from the nation- ally-known classics scholar. Arrowsmith, who tendered his resignation Saturday from the UT faculty, told the Daily Texan Sunday it is "hard to avoid ad- miring chicanery, especially when it reaches the lower depths of genius as it does in Frank Envin's reply to my resigna- tion." Arrowsmith said that "not since the late Huey Long has there been a politician who could so befuddle the public with cal- culated 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 Spenc- er, 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-cilt- bef pistol, forced his way into the station after the telecast of. the California-Vancouver Na- tional Hockey League game had ended. "I don't like the CBC's hockey toW.newuMfl. Tom Haertel. "Why don't you broad- cast more Toronto {Maple Leafs') 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 CBC 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. saying Arrowsmith had quit his teaching post be- cause his "lucrative playhouse had been exposed." Erwin said that Arrowsmith was paid 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 state- ment, Erwin said the professor had made a "vicious personal at- tack against me and other uni- versity officials." Further, Er- win claimed Arrowsmith had been permitted the salary "with the connivance of certain high administrative officials no longer at the university." Erwin said that Arrowsmith had appar- ently "chose to find another job rather than assume his fair share of the teaching load." In his response to Envin's re- ply, Arrowsmith said "Erwin purposely misrepresented" Ar- rowsmith's teaching assign- ments by singling out a period of time when he was on assign- ment with the U. S. State De- partment. Arrowsmith said that he taught six classes with more than 160 students in the proceed- ing semester. Erwin had claimed that Ar- rowsmith had turned out but one Ph.D. graduate but Arrowsmith said one such degree in classics "WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE National Weatner Jtrvlct (Wtllhtr Ml? Pq. Ml ABILENE AND -mite Increasing cloudiness and warmer Monday and Monday night. iWosfty ctoudy and continued warm Tuesday. High Monday 65. Low Monday n'gtil l 10 p.m.i M.41 A Humidity mo p.m.i ptr emt. is in keeping with the national average. Arrowsmith said that Envin's "direct and illegal intrusion into the management of the campus" has reduced the school's presi- dency to a position of "mere functionary or lackey." "The same is he .said, "of the chancellorship and the innumerable vice chancellor- ships, now for the most part oc- cupied by mediocrities and non- entities who can be counted on to offer no opposition to Envin'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 1981, but the leadership was concerned that another one might succeed. The installment says: "II 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 ex- cept 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 mis- siles. "It was high time America learned what it feels like to have her own land and her own people threatened. "I want to make one thing ab- solutely clear: when we put our ballistic missiles in Cuba, wa 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 not without un- dergoing a period of perilous tension. "We had Installed enough missiles already to destroy New York, Chicago and the other in- dustrial cities, not to mention a little village like Washington. I don't think America had ever faced such a real threat of de- struction as at that moment." President Kennedy issued an ultimatum for the Soviet Union to remove the missiles andllyu- shin bombers. The reminis- cences say Khrushchev himself then initiated direct exchanges with Kennedy. "The climax came after five or six days when our ambassa- dor In Washington, Anatoly Do- brynin, reported that the Presi- dent's brother, Robert Kennedy, had come to see him on an unof- ficial visit. "Dobrynin's report went something like this: 'Robert Kennedy looked exhausted. One could see from his eyes that ho had not slept for days. He him- self said that he had not been home for six days and nights. "The President is in a grave 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 mo- ment the President is sitting down to write a message to Chairman Khrushchev. We want to ask you to pass President Kennedy's message to Chair- man Khrushchev through unoffi- cial channels. President Kenne- dy Implores Chairman Khrush- Turn to KHHUSHCHEV, Pg. 2-A Goodfellows' Store Opening Today; Fund Goal in Distance The Goodfellow Store at the corner of N. 2nd and Cedar will open Monday for eligible shoppers. Mrs. Lou F. W a y I e supervisor for the Taylor County Welfare Dept., said Goodfellow recipients will receive their shopping appointment time through (he mail. The store will have appoint- ments from a.m. to p.m. Monday through Thursday, Mrs. Wayl'e said. The Goodfellow fund Sunday received to bring tile total to If the goal of is to be met, an average of a day will be needed in the remaining 11 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 mid- dle-aged woman noted that ap- parently no one was watching her slide jewelry off the coun- ter 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 ha- ven't paid the girl said. She led the woman back Into the store and up to the security di- rector's offlcn 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 mo" when the agents confronts the shoplifter outside the store helps simplify arrests. "We don't say 'You're under arrest1 because if they hoar that Ihoy'rc more likely to start run- explains Mary. If they do run, agents lake right after them. i Latest contributors: Merchanette's Club .....-10.00 Anonymous .............25.00 Mr. Mrs. Lamar H. Moore ................25.00 Mr. Mrs. W. H. Den- ham 12.00 Mrs. L. II. Bcckham .....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 ..........15.CO In memory of Roy Webb Lovett ...........10.CO 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. Clark Riggs .................10.00 Sue and Shannon Har- vey...................15.00 In memory of David Simmons .............20.00 In memory of Mr. George Bramley .............50.00 Sunshine Class of Fair Park United Methodist Church ...............M.2S Wishing Pool at BOC .7.70 Sports Car Club of Abilene, ]nc............15.00 Total Previously Ackwrotedged....... 7.4U4H i Total Data ;