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   Avalanche-Journal (Newspaper) - January 21, 1969, Lubbock, Texas                                iFlRSTln The SouthPlains mi 47th Year No 76 28 Pages Lubbock Texas Tuesday Morning Jan 21 1969 Price 10 Cents W UPI TVafiow Sa fes C7i ief if DIFFERENCE FELT QVICKLY Johnson Welcomes Relief From Presidency Burdens By SAUL IETT AUSTIN AP Fly ing home Lyndon Baines Johnson snid Monday that he felt different within four seconds after Richard Nixon took the oath of office as President The former P r e s i d e nt discussed his feelings while flying back to Texas in the same presidential jet in which he took the oath of of fice five years ago in Dallas and returned to Washington with the body of John F Kennedy he said there was the feeling for Mr Nix on and what hell be facing up Second there was the feeling that I dont have to he concerned about everything that happens now As long as youre in the job al the decisions rest with you Its a great relief just to know that ride by myself On the ranch that the man with the bap wont he Johnson was referring to See JOHNSON Page 6 BY AREA RESIDENTS Difficult Problems Viewed For Nixon With Congressional leaders in Washington taking something of a wait and see attitude yet pledgin cooperation Lubbock and South Plains residents Mon day spelled out in detail what they thought new Presi dent Richard M Nixons strong and weak points would Story On Demonstration And not too surprisingly the opinions on the outlook as tolAt Inaugural Page 5 Sec whatlkind of president he will make were split almost as equally1 NixonVows Campaign For Peace Thousands Witness Traditional Rites By JOSEPH E MOHBAT WASHINGTpN AP r Richard M Nixon assumed the splendid misery of the Presidency of the United States Monday and with it the awesome burden of leading a divided nation in a strife torn world The 37th President pledged to consecrate my office my energies and all of the wisdom I can summon to the cause of peace among The changing of the guard in ceremonies as old as the Re public was carried out in peace and harmony Few Demonstrators But it also was shielded by bulletproof glass and massive security measures that bore wit ness to the perils of public life in a vast and restless nation A small minority of youthful antiwar demonstrators among the cheering thousands of spec tators along the inaugural route as the votes were in Novembers election according random sampling taken by the AvalancheJournal Asked Two Questions to a Residents in Lubbock and sur rounding cities were contacted shortly after Nixon took the son from of office and asked two quesjif savoring the crowning mo hurled debris and derision at the new President rode to the White House But he was never in danger At the 56yearold tions What kind of president do you think Richard M Nixon will make And what is immediate greatest task While mast of those asked the questions adopted a waitandsee See Siory On Reaction Of Solons Page fi Sec Bill Bob Stalter cab driver of 1412 E 3rd believe Nix on will be about like the iast few Lubbock Area FOKMfiR CITY official named director of planning coordination in Smith ad ministration Page 3 Sec A LUBI50CK TRAFFIC record task improves with decreases noted in deaths injuries Iafin 8 SRC A MORK THAN nursing home administrators state welfare workers attend workshop here lnpe 7 State And Nation ALL HUT ONE cabinet nom inee okayed by Senate 7 Sec B ItlGir COURT rules laws against discrimination can not he made to run voter gauntlet Page 7 Sec II And The World NASSKR PLKDGES Egypt will fight Israel as long as Israeli troops occupy Arab 1 Snc B SECOND sets him self afire as nation mourns students torch suicide Page 8 Sec B EDITORIALS COLUMNS Page 1 Section n COMICS Page 5 Section B MARKETREPORTS Pages 67 Section B PLAINS FARMING Page 8 Section It RADIO TV LOOS Papn 1 Section G OIL NEWS Page 5 Section C CLASSIFIED Pages fi11 Section f HOROSCOPE Page 8 Section C COMIC DICTIONARY Lazybones An idler in whose life there is nothing doing every minute KFYO attitude a few showed strong support for the new president and some showed equally violent doubts ment of a spectacular political comeback somberly repeated the 35word oath erf office presj cribcd by the Founding Fathers j Preceded By Agnew Moments earlier Spiro T Ag new a Greek immigrants son and former governor of Mary land capped a meteoric politi cal career when he took the oath as vice president and be came the first man in line of succession to the presidency Today Austin Ready For Big Gala Areas Residents jam Capital For Texas Salute To Lubbockite By JACKKKKVKK AUSTIN AP State political power stays in the Democratic party today as two major office holders climb to a higher Smith to governor and Ben Barnes to lieutenant governor Outgoing Gov John Connally will close out six years on the job and go to work with a Houston law firm Dinner Launches Inaugural Activities Swearingin ceremonies are set for noon on the south steps of the Capitol Inaugural activities started Monday night how ever with a Democratic victory dinner An estimated persons were expected for the plate dinner Smiths aides said the appearance of popular sing er Glen Campbell had a lot to do with the predicted recordbreak ing turnout Looks Toward 1971 Campbell made it big with ongs such as By the Time I et to Phoenix arid Wichita Lineman and impressed Smith o much atSan Antonios Hem sFair last summer that Smith nsisted he take part in the naugural This is always a happy oc Democratic victory Smith told the audience Im going to suggest right now ve have another one in Smith who says he has want d to be governor for as long as e can remember is elated over AREA VISITORS Austin Gains West Texas Touch Today By KENNETH MAY AvalancheJcurnal Stiff AUSTIN A new chapter in Texas history will be opened at noon today as the reins of state government pass westward into the hands of Lubbocks Preston Smith Fresh from a victory dinner which attracted an overflow us election and has gone to crowd into Austin Municipal Au ome pains to invite Texans tol ditorium Monday night Smith he inauguration and all take his oath as governor oes with it i jn ceremonies which start at Festivities Many i high noon the capital steps here That includes six inaugural Watching as he and Lt Gov of them a Ben Barnes take office will be parade with more than 100J the largest number of West Tex marchlng playing and riding jans ever to gather in this capi units Tourist director Frank tal city Hildcbrand said the parade I At Smiths side will be his would look like i miminshjwife Ima their son and daugh ter Mickey and Jan and other family members All will par tute of Texas A prayer breakfast starts the day at with Dr Willis ticipate in a 3 parade and Thousands huddled under The Vietnam war and cconojthrcatening skies on the wind mic problems at home were the swept Capitol Plaza as Chief GOV ELECT PRESTON SMITH TAKES REINS Veteran Lubbock Statesman In New Role At Austin common responses to the ques tion on the presidents greatest Justice Earl Warren for thej fourth and last time in his life administered the oath to a new The answers of those time to one who nterviewed long has been his political foe ic ritrhl nrl itrcul Sees No Change Foregoes Quaker Ilitjht I Richard Milhous Nixon do jsolemniv swear that I wil faith presidents we ve had probably ully execute the officc of Presi I dent of the United States and WOLFFORTH MAN Top Farmer TESTIMONY STARTS not any Skipper Of Pueblo In County Announced Reveals Handicap Tate president of Southern we six western balls which will Methodist University at Dallas j climax the inaugural festivities to speak 1 tonight Thousands of visitors includj Smiths day will start with a ing 50 of Smiths relatives some j prsyer breakfast in the of whom started coming into thej Terrace Motor Hotel and will in city as early as Saturday arej elude an appearance at cxpeeted Sen Ralph sponsored by the Lub rough DTex came from Washbock Chamber of Commerce 3t ington for the inauguration the Sheridan Crest Inn Little llcst In Store Lubbocklles On Program State employes wil be let off j The Governorelect was up late at 11 for the Monday night as ot nonor will dismiss pupils thc victorv dinner which in J2 for the twohour entertainment by singer starting at 3 and by Bornie 2uT at S bulItiHowel and the Triolins of Lub into the schedule for the Smiths i to rest up from sunup to pastj midnight and they probably Also on as the date of His greatest immediate task will to the best of my ability preserve protect and defend the constitution of the United being Joe Lowrie druggist from think hell makektates just a mediocre He incn added nelp mc His greatest tasks should be with that foregoing his living up to his ing the war and cutting down on Delfino Hernandez pro duce businessman of 2207 Ave right as a Quaker not to invoke the deity as he had foregone by swearing instead of affirm ing Nixons left hand rested on t f I O i I I t VH I thing make a good hw familv Bibles hcM out by bee AKhA RESIDENTS Page 7 his wifCi new Todays Prayer Dear Lord help guide those who must lend this nation and state grant them wisdom to make the right choices courage to act in Thy name faith in the fu Lubbock Reader Lady Pat Nixon Watching intently from seats of honor nearby were Lyndon Baines Johnson graciously re linquishing the power he had cherished for five bruising year and Hubert H Humphrey the vice president who had come within an ace of besting Nixon NIXON By HOWELL AvalancheJournal Farm Editor Wolfforth farmer who has more than tripled the size of his diver sified farming operation since 1955 was honored here Monday as Lubbock Coun tys Outstanding Young Farmer of 196869 Don E Davis who farms nine miles southwest of Wolf was announced as winner of the award at a luncheon attended by about 55 persons at the Pioneer Hotel The contest is spon sored by the Lubbock Jay cees Davis will be entered in the slate contest The state winner to be announced Feb 8 at Pampa will re Sce Poses By JACK V FOX CORONADQ Calif UPI Cmdr Lloyd Bucher skipper of the USS Pueblo said Monday when he sailed on his intelligence mission he had been told that if the Iwont get that much nouse speaker Gus Mutcher was After the inauguration theMiss Donna Axum the former first family of Texas will be the Miss America now llvlnS m honored guests at a traditional Lubbock lunch at the Governors Mani Smiths mother Mrs C K by the Smith of Lamesa was intro and another luncheon sponsored ducecl at the dinner The story by the Texas National told shc had bcen Then they will go to a down whether she ever had town reception of thc Lubbock thought her son would bo gov Chamber of Commerce for leg ernor she was quoted as rc not until he was in the ship were attacked it could not expect help from Amen Can aircraft starts at S at Municipal sixth Opening testimony before a U S Navy court of See CEREMONIES Pagf fi i Also attracting widespread at Bucher also revealed there were only axes and hammers to i WEST TEXAS Pa ire o destroy electronic equipment aboard and that it would have taken more than two hours to scuttle the ship A request to the highest levels for an explosive destruct system was turned down hej said I Air Aid Unlikely I Bucher said at Pearl Harbor j on the way to patrol off North he inquired what Shaw Trial Set To Open Today X E O R L E A Nf S AP j thst Atty Jim Gamsoi FOR COMMUTE HEADS aboutface Monday and no Pucblo to proceed without further delay jdcr w1th iu Texas House Speaker Bares Shakeup Plans in the trial of Ciay Shaw cused nearly two years ago of conspiring to kil President John F I was told the Navy had plans to react as well as the Air Bucher told the five admiral board However it was explained AUSTIN Speaker of committees is the big stumb Gusjiing block keeping JawTnakcrs Mutscher disclosed plans Monjfrom work day for a major shakcup in the j No can in chairmanships and composiUonjeJtncr untn there arc com of the 45 committees that screen imittcos 1o rccciye them legislation in the Texas House j Mutscher said ho probablv 4 t 1 I AllU ItJk I IV IH i the commitment of planes in Persistent reports were that See Pace fi i ftf event of a general war were the two House committees with such that it was not likely that cither Navy or Air Force planes could come to my assistance in time to save the The revelation cast light on the question of why jets were not called into action Svhen I the Pueblo was seized although a grasp on thc states purse strings however will stay in theS same hands i There are 33 new members amonj the 150 Mutscher told a news confer1 ence that less than five of the 45 committees will have the Weather Map Page 8A and Vicinity Fair nil iy Hich near 70 Low in the 30s Westerly winds up almost three hours passed from same chairman they in the time it under Speaker Ben 20 mph this afVcrnoon i when it wasboarded The 41yearold Bucher sharp Sec PUEUIX Page 6 Leaderless For 16 Mtnules who becomes lieutenant gover nor today Mutscher reportedly as many chairmen as possible i without divided loyalties bci jtwecn him and Barnes because s differences between House and J JjjJ Senate over legislation are pos 11 Isible iSnnn t p m 3 5 Ull f P Trt 9 vm 10 fin l Tim AUUIVAL AT VT1I1TE Richard M and family arrive at the White House and are greeted by President and Mrs Lyndon B Johnson prior to Nixons inauguration Monday From left are Mr and Mis Nixon David Eisenhower Tricia Nixon and her escort Ed Cox and President and Mrs Johnson CAP Wirephoto I MAXinmm The speaker said he will make r United States was techmcally public the 739 committee assignjnumifjMrlisV without a president for lements not later than Jan 30 fun riw EU minutes Monday Later he said he probably will Under the constitution Lynjannounce them next Monday don B Johnsons term The legislature hss been promptly at noon EST marking time with ceremonial rm humidily HuniHlsty But it WBS not until business since it convened that Richard M Nixon finished taking the oath of office Tuesday In both houses appointmentIt PHI r M i 73 7 CVnvrr irt TH xi 15 BS n S4 38 Okta OHy f 42 41 W rails 77 M   

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