Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 9, 1970, Abilene, Texas
Reporter- "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT BOTH YEAR, NO. 294 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY FA'ENING, APRIL 9, 1970 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Prea lOc SUNDAY Sub Astronaut Drills for Launch Swigert Fills in for Mattingly CAP Wirehpolo) JOHN L. SW1CEKT Ily HOWAItn BENEDICT CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) Backup astronaut John L. Kwigcil Jr. (iracliced splil-scc- ond maneuvers lortay in a crush program to sec i( he can replace a measles-threatened crewman by Saturday's moon launch. Swigert and Apollo 13 astro- nauts James A. Lovell Jr. and Fred W. liaise Jr. climbed aboard a command ship simula- tor to rehearse critical maneu- vers lliat require close coopera- tion. Included were launch, launch abort, docking with the moon landing craft, firing into lunar oibil and descent to within eight miles of the moon. descent maneuver is especially critical, because acci- dentally burning the spaceship's engine'one second too long could send the astronauts crashing Into the moon. On the Apollo U and 12 flights, the landing vehicles were released at an altitude of more than GO miles. I-ovell and Haise are to start their descent from eight miles, a move which provides additional fuel and greater landing accuracy. TliG big question is whether Swigcrl, who has never flown in space, can work smoothly with the other two in maneuvers I hat require close and rapid coordi- nation. Reds Reject Perot's List Of Captives in the South PARIS (AP) II. Ross Perot tried unsuccessfully today to give the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong lists of prisoners held in South Vietnamese camps, and concluded that "they have no concern" for their own cap- lives. The Texas computer magnate arrived aboard a chartered Booing 707 accompanied by five wives of missing and prisoner of war servicemen and about 70 newsmen, lie visited the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong diplo- matic offices, but could get no one to take the lisls, bundles of letters from captives held in South Vietnamese prison camps, and several hours of film strips taken at the camps. "So far today we've met a to- tal wall of disinterest in what happens to their said Perot, 39, who is financing the trip. "1 have to conclude that the North Vietnamese have no concern for '.heir men captured in battle." He gathered the lists, letters and film strips in South Viet- nam after North Vietnamese diplomats in Vienlicnne, Laos, told him last Christmas he should show as much concern for their prisoners held in the South as lie was showing for Gov. Kirk Takes Over School Again BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Gov. Claude Kirk has again tak- en over Ihe Manatee County school system to block an inte- gration plan, defying a hands- off order by a federal court. Kirk suspended Manatee's school heard and Supl. Jack Da- vidson Wednesday for the sec- ond time in four days and sent aides to Bradcnlon to lake con- trol of lire system and ils pupils. The Republican governor said he would lake over personally today. His action came 24 hours after U.S. Disl. Judge Ben Krcnlz- nian had reinstated the county officials and ordered Kirk to ap- pear before him Friday on a contempt citation. Judge Krontzman was not available for comment after Kirk's second suspension order, but Davidson said the jurist had advised him not to resist his ouster from office. "The judge said he was cer- tain the matter would be settled Davidson said. Davidson was originally sus- pended on Ihe eve of his effort to implement a desegregation order by Krcnlzman calling for the busing of an additional pupils. Kirk, in an executive order is- sued in Tallahassee, contended that Krenlzman's reinstatement of Ihe Manatee officials conflict- ed with decisions "of the highest courts in the lands." 1 Kirk said it lias been held that courts have no jurisdiction over a slate's chief executive in his performance of a "discretionary executive function.'' The governor says he took over Hie school system here to IVEATHElT gain access to the U.S. Supreme Court. "I believe the issue of forced busing must be decided once and for all by the U.S. Supreme he said. Krcnlzman ordered the Mana- Icc desegregation in January after five years of litigation. Ils implementation would require busing of some pupils up to 12 miles from their homes to achieve a ratio of 78 while to 22 black in all schools. "I still maintain it. is not a sound thing to do this late in the school Davidson said Wednesday, "but we are going to follow Ine law." Meanwhile, Kirk's Talahassee office announced that one mem- ber of the school board, Thomas R. Sprenger, had resigned in Ihe hope that his action "may in some small way help in the fight against forced busing." In a statement supporting Kirk. Sprenger was quoted as saying-. "I feel so deeply that his prevention of forced the correct one and I commend him for what he is doing for education in (his country." Ihe Americans held in the North. Perot is sponsor of an organi- zation, United We sland, which is attempting to learn the fale of Americans missing in aclion, and is concerned with conditions in North Vietnamese and Viet Cong prison camps. Perot, aides and the newsmen bearded a limousine and two buses and went to the North Vietnamese peace delegation's headquarters in suburban Chois- y-lc-Hoi. The aides included Murphy Martin and the Rev. Mall Mcnger, who acted as in- terpreter. Aides said Father Mengcr was involved in the L'.S. AID program in Laos. Arriving at the headnuHrlers, Ihe group was met by about 50 policemen. They allowed Per- ot, Martin and Father Mcnger to knock on Ihe door, but herded the newsmen behind barriers. The Ihree spoke to French guards inside the door of Ihe compound, but were told the delegation would not sec Iliem. At the Viet Cong peace talks delegation on the right bank in Paris, the Ihrce spoke to a low- ranking staff member but were not permitted to leave their malcrial. The convoy then dropped most of Ihe newsmen at a hotel and continued to the North Viet- namese mission on the Left Bank. While Ihe limousine ap- proached within a few yards, the bus was stopped a block away. A Viclnamcse came to the door and smiled, and then a group of plain-clothed police- men on the sidewalk said Ihey had orders to clear the street. Perol told the police that he was not there asking for infor- mation, as was the case for nu- merous wives who had preceded his visit, but to give information on about prisoners held in Ihe South. But the officers would not permit him to ring Ihe doorbell. "I'm amazed at the attitude of Ihe Perot said. Ixivcll, Haise and Thomas K. Haltingly II have practiced lo- gciher as a team more than two years, first as backup pilots for Apollo 11, man's first moon- landing mission, and then as the prime crew for Apollo 13. Ob- servers say they are a superbly coordinated lenm. Matlingly hasn't been dropped from the mission, but all indica- tions are lhat he will be because of his exposure and lack of im- munity to German measles. Lovell, the Apollo 13 com- mander and a veteran of three previous space flights, reported- ly voiced initial opposition lo R late substitution, but later agreed to give Swigerl a chance. Lovell may make the fi- decision after the trials arc complete Friday. The commander, according lo informed sources, preferred postponing Ihe flight from Sat- urday until the next favorable launch dale, May 9, so lie could keep his crew intact. Ixjvell and liaise hope lo laud in the ancient lunar highlands of Fra MP.UTO, and Saturday is the only day in April in which they could be launched to reach that target. Dr. Charles A. Berry, the as- tronauts' personal physician, said Wednesday night that Mat- lingly's chances of catching German measles are "very, very high." Mallingly would be retained as a member of the Apollo 13 crew only if his blood samples showed a sudden rise in antibod- ies to German measles. Berry said this was unlikely, but tests were continuing. The carrier of the disease who exposed the other Apollo 13 crewmen is Charles Duke, one of the backup astronauts along with .Swigert and John Young. Blood tests showed that Lovell, Haise and Swigert are immune lo the disease, hut rot Mattingly. Berry said Duke apparently caught the measles from chil- dren of a friend in Ihe astronaut community near Houston's Manned Spacecraft Center. Although Duke did rol break out in a rash until last Sunday, he was infectious four days be- fore that, when he had con- siderable contact with the other Apollo 13 crewmen. With an in- cubation period of 14-21 days, that means that Mallingly could come down with measles during Inn critical period when he would be orbiting the moon alone while Lovell and liaise were on the surface. NEWS INDEX Amusements 15B Bridge............... I 1A Business Notes........ 12A Classified 17-20B Comics 16B Ediloriols MB IDA Hospital Palienls........BA Obiluories 3A Sports I8-20A This Man's Arl 15B To Your Good Health 13A TV Log.............. 1 I B Women's News........4-9B HELPS BRING MOONMKN HOME Frances HI. "Poppy" Norllicult, Hie 26-ycar-olcl blonde, who has helped bring 12 men home from the moon, uses a tracking device lo point out where her phase of the lunar landing program takes over. Miss Norllicult is an important member oE Ihe crack THW Systems Inc., math learn which makes the complex calculations for Ihe "conic home" rockel burns on Apollo moon missions. (AP YVirepholo) Woman's Musical Mouthful Isn't Worth Singing About DAYTONA BEACH, Kla. (AP) A Daylnna Reach housewife who has been receiv- ing musical radio signals through her teeth has a mouth- ful of new fillings today, but still may be driven to extraction. The woman, who agreed lo talk about it only if her name wasn't used, said Wednesday she had all her fillings but one replaced by plastic. Stic said a metal filling was left because il involved a root and might have to be pulled. The music slopped for three days. She had been picking up the signals since the m'ght of March 1C and had been sleeping in a motel out of range of her neighborhood to gel peace. "1 thought I was free and was ready to throw a she said. Then her teclh tuned up again, much weaker than be- fore, but still there. Electronics cxperls say they believe the music is being trans- mitted by a person using a wire- less phonograph lo send signals to another part of his house. A dentist, Dr. J. II. Long, ex- plained lhat two metals such as gold and amalgam fillings, plus acid in saliva, could set up a po- tential receiving system such as the woman's mmilh. She placed an advertisement in a newspaper urging whoever had been playing the, songs she was hesring to identify himself. The numbers include "Long Way lo Tippcrary" and "Jiani- bling she said. The woman said the ad brought a Hood ol calls, "but nothing concrclc." Some Blind Cooks Get Gourmet Results liy EDITH M. LEDERKIl Associated Press Writer AU1ANY, Calif. (AP) ItO- semaric Grayley sniffed her freshly baked custard, held up a slighlly red finger and said: Dornlhy Daniels bent over an electric oven, counted four blobs of glue on (fie temperature dial and exclaimed: "I've got degrees." Linda Havens baited her right hand hesitantly in Uie air until she touched the edge of her casserole dish. "There it she declared. These three young women were cooking task per- formed daily by millions of women. But for them tlicrc was a difference: each is blind. Since ID55, the Orientalion Center for the Blind, a slate-iiin school, has been teaching blind and partially sighted men and women to cook by with gourmet results. Instructor Jane Teeler says there are many difficulties, Guiseppe Goes Reluctantly Sicily Ousts Mafia Chief Again ritf-n) Oy.rtltrable c'crf-neil lAnfehl art f'tflfl. H.qtl alltrnocnl, "fie w4r "nurd ioulhenv wir.di fll S-U m.p.h. HKJh antf tor ending 9 Mini 1.1. Ilil "niel K-nul l .-niel Hit nhhli uorlil lofay: loafchtl NAPf-KS, Italy (AP) Giu- seppe Cicneo Russo left his be- loved Sicily again today re- luctantly. It took a court order to force Ihe reputed chief of the Sicilian Mafia to leave the island. Three policemen accompanied (he aged man in an ambulance, 375 miles north to make sure he got t the little town of Notares- co off the central Adriatic cnasl where he must spend another 2Vi years of exile. The Palermo court .lurried down Ihe once-influential "Don Giuseppe" on his last-minule appeal to be allowed lo slay In his home town of Mussomeli, where his word used lo be law. Although he is now 75 and nearly sightless, the court con- siders his Mafia authority still too dangerous to allcw him lo remain on Sicily. When he was released Wednesday from a hospital where he underwent his second eye operation in five years for cataracts, he was granted just one concession. He was allowed lo visit the lo- cal graveyard to pray al the tomb of his wife. Then police hustled him on his way north lo the town of No- li resco in Abruzzi where Gcnco Husso is only a name. Kusso, who reputedly became boss of the Sicilian underground organization in 1954, first was sent off the island in 1964 under a law allowing courts to exile anyone even suspected of Mafia activities. They sent him Ihe full length of Italy, lo Ihe village of Lovore in the Alpine foothills. Allhoiigh ordered lo stay lliere for five years, he disappeared aflcr 17 monlhs and showed up later un- der eye treatment in a Bologna clinic. He was taken back to Sicily lo sland trial with other suspects in a reputed IransAllanlic crime syndicale linking the Sicilian Mafia and the American Cosa Noslra. Even Ihen, in 1968, police han- dled him like a keg of dynamite. When he arrived in Palermo un- der heavy police guard, streets for blocks around Ihe railway slalion were closed lo all Iraffic. At the end of the hearings Russo was ordered exiled for another five years, Ihis lime lo Notaresco, for "conspiracy to commit crime." He was laken back lo Sicily a month ago for Ihe eye opera- tion. such as learning lo handle hot and pans, finding the right ingredients and measuring them properly, and knowing when a dish is finished. Some sugar cookies have turned out a lilllc salty and some hamburgers have been a little too well done, Mrs. Teeler said in an interview, but anyone who lakes the source for four lo six monlhs can learn to cook. At the end of the course each student cooks a complete meal for eight persons with food Ihe student has purchased in a su- permarket. While shopping, Mrs. Teeter said, blind people must rely on store employes. Otherwise they may end up with canned peach- es instead of canned peas. In the center's kitchen, the cans, drawers, shelves, pans and measuring cups are labeled in braille. Dials on Ihe oven are marked with blnhs of glue every 50 degrees starting at 200 de- grees. Reading from a braille recipe, 22-year-old Rosemario, a Long Beach Slate college student, be- gan healing milk for her cus- tard. The problem? To figure otil when il was jusl about lo boil. "You slick your finger in it, and when it's hot, you know it's Mrs. Teeter explained. "If it boils, you'll liear il." Lynda, 32-year-old Santa Cruz moiher of two, put Ihe finishing touches on her casserole, ex- plaining: "I'm not a good cook. I've made hamburgers and pan- cakes and flipped one over on lop of the other and never known it." Said 19-year-old Dorothy of Bakcrsficld: "I like to cook. So far. I've made some pork chops, pancakes, fruit salad, chocolate pie. and peach upside down cake. I guess they were pretty GOOD. There wasn't anything ale it all up." By ELLIE RUCKER and BETTY GRISSOM What About Moving 'Slyvester' Sign? Q. Ho yon think there would be a chance nf getting the Highway Dcpt. to move Ihnl big sign with "Sylvester" on It from west ot Trent hack In Farm to Market Hoart Several ha.vc been misled by lhat sign, Ihcy turn off there trying to gel to Sylvester and end up in l-ikcla and on to Swoclwatcr. Every road oft of Inlerstale 20 Is named except I'M IOS5. A. The sign you refer lo is for a road actually named Sylvester Hoad, and the people who live on that road use Sylvester Hoad as their address, .lake Roberts, riislrirt highway engineer said. The Fisher County judge tiuestioned Roberts aboul the subject some lime ago but it was found that the people along Ihe route did nol wanl the name changed, Roberts said. Roberts said there has perhaps been a lilllc confusion but lhat there is a Sylvester sign on FM 10S5 al Trent on the access road to 111-20. A change on the big green sign adding Sylvesler to I-'.M IOS5 would have lo be approved by Hie Federal Bureau of Roads, Roberts said. Q. Why Is It (lie hospitals in Abilene rion'l have signs saying "Quid, Hospital" and "25 MP1I A. The city traffic engineer says a car makes as much noise going 25 mph as il dnos going .10 mph, and he has never believed il helpful to put up either of these signs. Q. How much postage Is required on a Idler from the United States lo Australia and. England? A. For surface mail it's 13 cents for the first ounce and S cents for each additional ounce for either place. Air Mail postage to Australia is 25 cents for each half ounce. Air Mail lo England is 20 cents for each half ounce. You may he inlcrcslcd to know that for 13 cents you can purchase an Aerogram. This is a sheet of writing paper that folds into a stamped envelope and will he air-mailed any place in Ihe world. Prctly nifty, huh? Q- Is there someone who can put a new cover on a. Bible? The Bible Isn't real old, but Ilic cover has come all lo pieces. If so ple.ise lei me know. A. Take your Bible lo the Bible Book Store at 610 Butternut, they will send it to a book bindery that specializes in Bibles. It takes aboul three weeks and the cost for a black moroccan cover, which Ihey say is the very best, is Q. This may sound odd but I'm interested In raising ravens as pels, t would like to know If this Is at all possible and If so I'd like sonic In- (onnajinn on this anil where I can get sonic of these birds. A. It's possible, ravens are one of the few non-protected birds so you can raise them legally. You could trap one yourself, but a young bird will make the best pet and Mrs. Phil Lucas, pel owner, suggests you wail until May when the shops will be getting in young ravens, babies oul of the nest lhat have been hand-fed. She says yon can leach them lo talk (you don't have to split their tongues, that's just an old wives' lo play catch, and lhal they're lots of fun to raise. Both Mrs. Lucas and Zoo Director Dan Walson suggest you Iced them dog food.