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   Lubbock Avalanche Journal (Newspaper) - December 26, 1900, Lubbock, Texas                                 SHIP  ¡ÉË*'?." • .'  WSB  ■  Jggl  ■IB  SS ■mm  24 Pages  Lubbock, Texas, Saturday Morning, Dee. 26, 1900  Price 10  * F«H  World Seeks  TROOPS 'ANGRY* ALONG DMZ  Soldiers Wreak Vengeance On Enemy'Santa Slayers'  (Mr Th* AwadaM Pre«)  ALONG THE DMZ, Vietnam — "Santa Gaus is dead, the NVA got him."  Hie sign is sprayed with shaving cream on an armored personnel carrier. NVA refers to the North Vietnamese.  It's Christmas Eve two miles south of the Demflltarized Zone and the soldiers who man the personnel carriers are angry. They have to spend the night in the field while their buddies party in the bunkers.  'Tis the season to be Jolly for those who stay behind.  The crew of gun No. 1 at Fire Base Alpha 4 cheerfully hurls eight-inch Christmas gifts at the enemy.  Between rounds the radio blares "Hey M r. Tambourine man, play a song for me, I'm not sleepy and there ain't no place to go."  One of the shells hits a North Vietnamese truck 400 yards this side of the Demilitarized Zone.  "Right on the nose,*' screams Lt. Edward Sarrat of New Orleans, scanning the flaming target through an integrated observation system that cost the See VENGEANCE Page 8  ON SEAPORT ROUTE  Camb odians Battle To End Reds' Grip  PHNOM PENH^SatoSaSo ^North Vietnamese troops attacked Cambodian positions along vital Highway 4 southwest of Phnom Penh Thursday night, and government spokesmen said fighting continued Christmas Day.  2h Vietnam, American and South Vietnamese headquarters that the .enemy violated the 24-hour Christinas trace . .  A .. Americaiis «¿undid; *"  Ylet Co^and allied     bs^^-v-mmmrnm    ----    a*  t      j. ...    a    «      1 t H    P c | V ~ k i *              1»          r $ t    3 f I * >          K fc Î    i S 1 *          J    I          . 1    i 4  '         r W * ä  r W * ä  fromsoidier to people in Matafor recalls family's tragic Christmas of 3955 ...rag»; 4» 8e«| B.  MAMMOUTO Mlssoori Beef Packers plant approaches completion near Plainview ................b See. B.  Afid The World  NEW Connecticut solon keenly wary of thin line where criticism stops and Administration loyalty begins ....... Fag»* 4, See. A*  president ends long round of holiday festivities and goes to Camp David for overnight stay ...... .  ............Page Sec. B.  america's churches have bad year in 1970; outlook  not good for 1971.....  ........... Pag© U, See. C.  State And Nation  - * . _£*- - , ,V . '" -  israelis react angrily to death sentences given two Soviet Jews in . Leningrad bia trial, .tag» 5, 8ec. A*  * tk. /tsjkt, «...Page 7» Sec.-  - lMp»ANIAN_ «pny repels ¿tCa<& by Palestinian guerrillas with loss of two sol-  ' ^iptf^.T. • Y^age Si See. A. '  • editorials, columns ; Section B  • sports news  ; ^ Pages MS, Section 0 ..  • 1»day»s horoscope  f^lipl'S,gee*!«» 0  ■iM mm» : K '' -  ' LOVE: A deep, romantic  Ti^p^tW*-: i^fs, a; girt < marry si man inspite of her parents' urging.  did «xtÉaâ lô  port at Kampoeg  Air Strikes Called The government has been  t 70 miles southwest of Phnom Penh and south of the lephant Mountains, where the ad was first cut Air strikes were called in to drive the North Vietnamese away from the highway.  Flrstreports said 13. Cambodian soldiers were wounded, but spokesman said the figure prob-ably would raise as later reports were received. There was no report of North Vietnamese losses.  Many Violations  South Vietnamese headquarters said 17 Vietnamese died and 52 were wounded in the cease-fire violations. Allied spokesmen claimed 30 North Vletnamese-Viet Cong were killed in the clashes.  No major fighting was reported in South Vietnam at the end of the allies' cease-fire. They observed a stand-down starting at 6 p.m. Saigon time Christmas Eve. The Viet Cong's 72-hour truce started 17 hours earlier. It was to end at 1 a.m. Sunday.  Enemy-initiated incidents" do not necessarily mean attacks on allied positions. Allied commanders were permitted to open fire during the cease-fire if they believed enemy troops threatened their positions.  South Vietnamese spokesmen tqpvteti^ a'  Thursday in the U Mirth Forest, in the Mekong Delta about 150 miles south of Saigon. They said 31 Communist troops were killed.  Successes,  Failures  Pondered  Peace, Brotherhood Objects Of Appeals  <Av»laitclie<4<mni«l Stmt Service»)  CHRISTIANS the world over attended church and  tent Christmas day with eir families as their leaders appealed for peace, brotherhood and charity.  In Manger Square In Bethlehem on Christmas Day, 1970, a girl's choir from Texas sang "Glory be to God on Highest and on Earth» Peace to Men of Goodwill."  Not far away, in the back alleys of Bethlehem where Christ was born, an Arab guerilla tossed a hand grenade.  Athough there were no casualties, and few pilgrims to the holyland city were aware of the blast, the explosion underscored the failure of mankind to achieve what Christmas stands for.  Pope In Plea  But if mankind failed, men throughout the world tried.  In his annual Christmas message, Pope Paul VI urged the world to accept Christ's teaching in which "one learns  • (Excerpts Of Message  From Pope, Page d, Sec. A)  to look upon every man as his brother, not a. rival or an enemy."  "You who are :  poor,-you* who art suffering, you iwt> are prisoners, you Who ¿ire refugees, you are bewildered by the darkness of evil —you are the prime candidates to listen to this message," the Pope said.  In Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. Con-cepdon Ruiz and her nine children celebrated Christmas in their four bedroom home, remodeled froma tin, dirt-floor shack at no expense to the divorced woman by Frank Drachman, a construction com-executive who got the tas spirit Jfrltb Restored 'Don't talk to me," Mrs. Ruiz said, "about people not caring and about there being no Santa Claus."  A 24-hour Christmas truce in the Vietnam war ended at 6 p.m. Saigon time and the U.S. and South Vietnamese commands reported more than 50 enemy violations with at least 10 South Vietnamese killed. The Viet Cong had proclaimed a 72-hour cease-fire that continues until 1 a.m. Sunday.  President Nixon spent Christmas with his family at the White House and expressed optimism over prospects for peace,  He told Americans in a Christmas message: "I firmly believe ... we can look forward with greater confidence than,at anytime since World War & to the prospect that our children can SeeWORLD Page 6  Heavenly Fattier, make us increasingly aware of the role of our minds in shaping all that we en-<»unter» Through Jove of You, help us use the key of faith to open this power tattle good of ourselves and all mankind. Amen.  —A Reader.  GREAT CHRISTMAS PRESENT Even Santa Claus took time out from a hectic schedule to stop at St Mary's Hospital here Friday to get a glimpse of Lubbock's first 1970 Christmas baby, Jennifer Daily, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Dally of 1922 73rd St Jennifer's mother beams approval at the whole turn of events. (Staff Photo by Tony Anthony) ^ ★ ★ * - : - "  Blowout Causes Parmer Wreck  By LANE ARTHUR Avalanche-Journal staff  TWO PERSONS were killed in separate one-car turnovers in the area Frk day, one in Parmer County on U.S. 60 and one in Cochran County on FM 769. Killed in the Parmer  lishap was Gaylon D. '_________  32, of Hereford. He was thrown from the car when it ovet^ turned about 2:15 a.m. A passenger, Kirby Dale Abla, 22, also of Hereford, suffered apparent minor injuries. He was treated at Deaf Smith County Hospital and was released.  The Cochran County victim tentatively was identified as Virgil Curtis Ellis, about 60. He worked for R L. Fitzgerald near PetHt He lived near Bledsoe. -Officials said the wreck was discovered about 8 p.m. and Department of Public Safety patrolmen still were investigating the accident early today. The body was taken to Single-  (Texas, U.S. Death  Toll, Page 6, Sec. A)  ton Funeral Home in _________  where arrangements were pending.  First For Holiday  The deaths were the first two fatalities in the area s] Christmas Deathwatch at 6 p.m. Uiursday. sons. however, died in a,  ★ * wmg**  i  ONE OF Texas inspirational teacl Mabel D. Erwin', a ] Clothing and Texti Home Economics Division Tech for manyyears, di " 4:45 a.m. Friday in St the Plains Hospital lengthy Illness.  Services for Miss.  tors.  By Couples  CHRISTMAS presents remained unopened today in at least one Lubbock home, while another family found an 8-pound, 2<ounce Christmas daughter named Jennifer in their stocking at St Mary's Hospital  Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Daily of 1922 73rd St became the parents of Lubbock's first 3970 Christmas baby when Jennifer was born in St Mary's at 7:40 a.m. Friday. She is the Daily's third Child.  Santa Drew Attention  Jennifer was only the second child born in the new hospital. TTie irony of it all was that her father, an employe of Southwestern Public Service Co., was bom in the old St. Mary's Hospital, formerly located on 19th St, 28 years ago.  But Jennifer took a back seat to Santa Claus in the minds of her older" brother and sister, Cheri, 8, and Damon, 5. "They were too excited over the coming of Santa to be very' concerned about the addition of a new sister," Daily said Friday., afternoon.  Meanwhile, Mrs. Mike Field ; spent a quiet Christmas Day at the home ot pwcntaf ÄflQp» ojid AdEirts Robert R. Robert* of 2608 Raleigh, awaiting the return of her husband—an Air Vietnam. 6  LUBBOCK and the South Plains Friday observed a quiet Christmas Day in clear, crisp weather for the traditional family gatherings, bountiful turkey dinners and the joy for all ages of opening multi-colored ages that had been tucked mysteriously and to  beside gaily-decorated Christmas trees of all sizes shapes for days.  For some, the yule holiday will extend through Sunday. For! others, it will bp back-tonwork today with many .retail outlets braced for the annual gift cxci pjpipi  Before the crack of dawn Friday, and with the temperature hovering in the low 20s, Goodfellows were out in force to bring Christmas cheer to 8,300 Lubbock needy youngsters:  toll at Al  spokesman _ bound auto times after &  MICHIGAN FAMILY OF EIGHT KIDNAPED  ^ >.' )• i;V - - „:  "llslls  (H tit amcim nwi)  OSCODA, Mich, — A Christmas Eve drive to see holiday lights and sing carols turned into a 30-minute nightmare for an Air Force major, his wife and six children , whpij ^ey were held at gunpoint by a motorist they had, stopped to aid.  , , "Th* kids were all singing cards until that man pulled a gun and then you could ■ aye heard a p& drop,"  ■  . after they left the base to see light displays^at homes in the Ta^fc Mwh,, area,  ": "wiwwlSKi' Itch-  artdsinceir Eve, w husbsiKpand I figured we owed it io^the people in that car to lend them a hand since it was in  she sf^dT  walked back Ulil  as the man climbed into the front seat on my side and  "I .don't  ; •• i  ÉËÉ  mm   

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