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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                 Christinas holidays f r o m Hendrick Memorial Hospital in Abilene, where he has been g under treatment since the M accident. Bobby said he would st return Sunday to the hospital t< where he expects to stay for I; aboyt another month. After that, he said, he will p undergo treatments, either in r; the therapy unit of the hospital ft or at the West Texas j; Rehabilitation Center. i! Bobby said the money will go r; lo pay for hospital expenses. He said the check was wrapped like a Christmas present, and "it V sure was a surprise." BOBBY WAS injured when the car he was driving went out of a control and Hipped over on old r- U.S. 80 near the American Legion Home at Roscoe. i Parks said not all the collon by club members has if been Sold, so a complete accounting will not be available until sometime in January In the 12 years the group has been picking Hie green bolis, (he club s has given over to youth groups and worthy causes, he said. Nixon Pledges Return Of Prisoners of War Receives check Bobby Dyer, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Dyer of Roscoe, looks over the check presented him by the Roscoe Boys Club. Bobby, paralyzed from the waist down, was injured in an automobile accident Oct. 17. Looking on are members of the club, clockwise from the left, Art Hunter, Roger Weaks, Don Johnson, Gary Rayburn, Zane Porter, Butch Porter and Kelly Furguson. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon said Saturday U.S. efforts to resolve the problem of American prisoners of war face the basic obstacle of "the bar- baric, inhuman attitude of Ha- noi in violation of the Geneva Conventions and all standards o( human decency." Nixon pledged that "we will not rest until every prisoner has returned to his family and the missing have been accounted for." His statements were In an open Christmas-season letter lo the wives and families of the U.S. POWs held in North Viet- nam, White House press secre- tary Ronald L. Ziegler said. Ziegler said the recipients would include the wives and families of 339 POWs named by Hanoi in a list released in Paris Tuesday. But Ziegler did not say how many others would re- ceive the letter. He said only that it was going to those offi- cially notified by the govern- ment that their husbands and sons were held captive. In his letter, Nixon said the list released by Hanoi dupli- cates others already in the gov- ernment's possession. But he said "the military services have information identifying others as having been captured in North Vietnam." The President said "these lists also tell us nothing about our men lost In South Vietnam and elsewhere in Indochina." He said the United. States will hold "the Communist authori- ties fully accountable for all the Americans they hold and for the fullest possible accounting of the dead and the missing." He said "we are ready in- stantly to proceed towards ar- rangements for the release of prisoners of war on both sides." Among the efforts of his ad- ministration to relieve the pr's- oner situation, Nixon listed these: Oct. 7 he proposed immediate release of all POWs nn both sides. On .Dec. 10 he pro- posed "Hie release of all North Vietnam prisoners of war held in South Vietnam in return for Hanoi Stepping Up Infiltration WASHINGTON (AP) White House officials reported Satur- day a step-up in North Viet- namese infiltration which they said may foreshadow a new ene- my offensive. However, the administration officials in saying enemy infil- tration is running about 30 per cent above a year ago stopped short of indicating whether this might bring into play President Nixon's broadened policy on bombing North Vietnam. Nixon said publicly Dec. 10 that he will order air attacks on North Vietnam if North Viet- namese Infiltration threatens U.S. forces in South Vietnam. In a Dec. 15 news conference Secretary of Defense Mclvin R. Laird said infiltration rales for this year will be somewhat be- low last giving specific figures or expressing any opinion on the significance of this. There was no immediate ex- planation from the administra- tion of the apparent conflict be- tween Laird's view and those of White House sources. Other admi nistralion spokesmen said differing lime periods were involved. They said the White House officials were talking roughly about the last three months of this year and predicting perhaps a 30 per cent increase over the same period of 1969. They said Laird was comparing 1370 totals with those for 1969. The White House officials spoke to newsmen in giving a yearend foreign-affairs sumup COLISEUM FIRST under rules barring direct quo- tation by name. They said infiltration from North Vietnam normally in- creases during this lime nf year, the dry season, and that enemy efforts to replace Cam- bodian losses should be taken into account, in weighing the significance of the higher infil- tration. They said the southward flow of enemy soldiers currently has climbed to about the level of two years ago, just before the ene- my's 1969 winter offensive. The flow of enemy supplies has in- creased also, they said. U.S. military analysis esti- mated the infiltration rate for the first ten months of 1970 at about compared with about in first 10 months. Outdoor Show Set for March Tlie first animal Outdoor Sports and Vacation Carnival will be held in the new Taylor County Coliseum March 5-6-7 and Is being sponsored jointly by The Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene Bass Club, and the Taylor County Exposition Center. The carnival wilt feature displays of boats and trailers, fishing equipment and supplies, equipment and supplies needed for outdoor camping and outdoor Abilene Man Killed In Law ton Accident Edward Lee Beard, 49, of Abilene died at a.m. Saturday in Memorial Hospital In. Lawton, Okla., of massive Internal injuries suffered Thursday in a car wreck. His driver's license gave his tu 2601 S. 22nd. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday In the CaUaway-SmJth Funeral Home Chapel in Rush Springs, Okla. Burial will be In Rush Springs Cemetery. Mr. Beard's body was at Becker Funeral Home In Lawton SaturrUy night, where an tulopsy wu being performed. The body was to be transferred to Rush Springs Sunday. The funeral will be a double ceremony for him and for his father, Lee Beard, of Rush Springs who died Saturday morning In Lawton of natural causes. Police said Beard was In a three-car crash on the Pioneer Kxprcssway, which circles Lavrton, at sbout 1 a.m. Thursday. Survivors Include a Bister, Mrs. Skruggi Rush Springs, living, campers and vehicles to mount them on, skiing equipment and supplies, diving equipment and supplies, hunting equipment and supplies, resort areas and lake development property and other items related to outdoor living. Joe Cooley, manager of the Exposition Center, said local exhibitors as well as exhibitors from all over the state are being invited to participate in the show, which is the only annual snorts and vacation show held in the Big Country. The Rig Country, he said, his a miilti million dollar wHh lo more than potential customers. All space will be assigned on a first come-first serve basis, according to Cooley. "More than square feet of insMs exhibit space is available with rental on inside space being from to depending upon size and location.'1 Cooley said. All booths are to he furnished with uniform backdrops eight feet high and side drops of three feet with front left open. An Identification sign for each exhibit will also be'fumished. 'In addition to the insids cxiilhit space, there will he outside space available to Inside exhibitors at a reduced rale. Too, there Is space available in the lobby of the coliseum. "Tfea aeason is early and the highlight is the chance for each dad, and all Ihe get out and see what's new m outdoor living and for the Cooley'said. "Outdoor sports and vacation shows have been tremendous successes in other areas of Texas and out of he said. "This show mil give the people of the Big Country an opportunity to observe all different sports and vacation equipment, sup- plies and anything needed for ouirtnnr living." Cooley that anyone inlercstad in exhibit space should contact the Taylor County Coliseum and the staff would supply the necessary information. The While House officials said the infiltration from the North is flowing through Laos into Cam- bodia and that there is a divi- sion of opinion in Washington as to whether it is in preparation for an offensive In Cambodia or in South Vietnam. They said most experts here expect the at- tack to come in Cambodia. On other points the officials said: U.S. military withdraw- als under the Nixon doctrine do not envisage use of nuclear weapons in event of hostilities. This is because U.S. troop pull- backs, such as from South Ko- rea, is accompanied by a strengthening of local forces which leaves Ihe Jocal nonnu- clear defense as strong or stronger than before. in the U.S-S6viet Strategic Arms Limitation talks been slow but not disheartening. What is needed now is a political decision by the Kremlin to move forward to an arms-curb agreement with the United States. "We have an underslanding w'th the Soviet Union" concern- ing Cuba "which both sides know the limits of action In the Caribbean beyond which the sit- uation would become very grave." TODAYS NEWS INDEX What's It like to walk the political path of the duck m Washington? There are some 36 of the duck species m the House and seven in the Senate that are packing the ci- tation and plaques gathered from public service. Associated Press writer Saul Pett catches their mood on Page 15-A. Abilene Evonti Colondajr 6-1 Amuttmenti 13-K-C Arli oy Alici H-C Auittn Notebook 4-B World 4-1 Bookt t-B Brldgo 14-C Buiinen Outlook 8-A Crossword Edilorlo.li Form 9.14-0 9-B 1 J-C I-D 1M Hoipltol Prtl.ntt 9-A Puiilo 9.B Morknti 12-1A-B 11.1 ..............f.O Oil 7-D M.J4.D 1-B Tkh In Z-t To Your Good 10-1 TV T.k (Sfctlon E) Wtnwfi'i Km........M1.C the release of all American and free-world prisoners in Indochi- na and any South Vietnamese prisoners held outside South Vietnam." He said that, despite Hanoi's rejection of these proposals, ihey remain in effect. summer he sent for- mer astronaut Frank Borman to 12 nations "to enlist support for our case" and U.S. ambassa- dors were using full diplomatic resources to help convince Ha- noi "to treat our men humanely and to release them soon." Nixon, telling the wives and families that "nothing I say couhl truly comfort re- viewed efforts to relieve the plight of Americans held cap- tive. But he said that "Hanoi, how- ever, has so far rebuffed every effort to obiain release of our men or lo verify the conditions of their treatment." The President said he will not forget "the strength, the loyalty and the dignity" with which the families antl wives of the prison- ers have borne their burden. He said "we are ready In- stantly to proceed towards ar- rangements for the release of prisoners of war on both sides." Among the efforts of his ad- ministration to relieve the pris- oner situation, Nixon listed those: Oct. 7 he proposed immediate release of all POWs See NIXON, Pg. 2-A Hamlin High Grad Leads Lunar Study By DANNY LAMMERT Reporter-News Staff Writer HAMLIN Dr. Everett Gibson, Jr., whose parents live in Hamlin, will head a group of scientists whn will study the lunar material brought back from the moon by Apollo U. Dr. Gibson is Mission Science Adviser to the Lunar Receiving Laboratory for tho Apollo 14 mission. The scheduled launch date for Apollo 14 is Jan. 31. AFTER MATERIAL from the iiinar surface arrives in Houston on Feb. 12, Gibson will become the test director for the Apollo mission. About 350 people work at LRL, with about 40 scientists and 40 technicians from the U.S. and throughout the world. Gibson is returning to Houston Sunday lo aid in preparing tiie lab for receiving the material. "The basic problem we will have is being ready to handle the amount of material Apollo 14 will bring from the he said. IT IS ESTIMATED that Apollo 14 will return almost twice the material that 12 and 13 were to gather combined. Preliminary examinations are scheduled to complete by April 4. After the preliminary examinations, about 40 per cent of the material will leave NASA to be studied at 150 laboratories around the world. Each of these labs specialize in different fields. It is estimated that less than 10 per cent of the material will destroyed in scientific studies. Residue will be retained. Apollo 14 will have Alan DR. EVERETT GIBSON e.v-Hamlin nuin Shepherd, America's first astronaut, Edgar Mitchell and Stewart Roosa as astronauts. Shepherd and Mitchell ara scheduled for the moon landing while Roosa will orbit the com- mand ship. Their 30-3fi hour stay on the moon's surface will Include two 5-hour "moon walks." One will be to primarily set up a research station to study moon quakes, atmosphere and magnetic fields. The geological walk will gather 190-200 pounds of moon soil. Samples will be documented. That is, a photo will be taken of a sample prior to taking and also of the spot it had occupied. Also included in plans are core samples. Gibson explains that these tell the history of the moon surface. A one-foot core brought back See HAMLIN, Pg. 2-A Newcomers Boost Goodfellow Fund Perhaps because -they were busy with Christmas activities, Abilene area residents contributed only to the ttoodfellow fund Friday and Saturday. Bills of were incurred to give food to 788 families, clothing lo 728 families and toys to 602 families. The latest figures leave to be made up after Christmas. With the contributions Saturday was a Christams card from a California couple who recently moved to Abilene. "We are new to Abilene but want to help a they wrote. Contributions may be mailed io Goodfcllows, Abilene Reprter-Ncws, Box 30, Abilene. Latest contributors: In memory of 0. C. Towery by Mr. Mrs. Martin F. Kemper 5.00 Mr. Mrs. Henry Leach 3.00 Mr. Mrs. Felton Underwood, In lieu of Christmas cards to Abilene friends 10.00 Mr. Mrs. David D. McCoy 3.00 Mr. Mrs. Elmo Cady 10.00 Anonymous Hawley BcU Club at f A Hawley High School 5.09 In memory of our son Bobby Mr. Mrs. Harry Seibt 5.00 Ellen Odell Johnson 30.00 In memory of Sammle Rayburn Bowman 5.00 In memory of C. J. (Tip) Albus 5.00 Total Sl.OO Previously Acknowledged Total to Dale 1VEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Weafher Service (Weamer Map, Pg. 7-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY radfus) Partly cloudy Sunday through Monday. A lillle warmer Sunday nlgfit. High Sunday 'tear low Sunday niqhl upper 30s. High Monday In lower Wlnaj becoming southwesterly I Olo 10 miles oer hour Sunday TEMPERATURES Saturday a.m. Saturday p.m. S6 57 HTqh and low for 24-houn 9 p.m.: 35. Hloh and low tiala lait ywn It sunsel bit nlohf: j (wljyi suniet !onfgM: j Barorooler reading al pjti.i M.n. Humidity it p.m.! JJ win, ,1   

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