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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1970, Abilene, Texas gfotlene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 89TH YEAR, NO. 298 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 13, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Pren (fP) lOc SUNDAY Apollo Speeds Quietly to Moon By ELLIE RUCKER and BETTY GRISSOM Why Is Telephone Number in Census? Q. Would you he so good as lo give me an un-hlascd answer as lo why (he "telephone number" Is relevant lo the Census? That I have a telephone I van rcartily understand is statistical Information bul the number should be ot no statistical value, and I can sec no logical reason [or entering It on the Census Form. A. The telephone number is requested lo save the enumeralor from making a trip back lo your house in case of incorrect or missing informnlion. If the telephone number is given, she can call the household. Even unlisted numbers arc requested for thai reason. The numbers arc kept confidential as there's a heavy penally for revealing information from" Hie Census forms. Q. Why are Texas voters required lo sign the back of their ballots? I'm not ashamed of the way I vote, hut it certainly is not a secret vote and 1 object lo (he requirement. A. Don't sign Lhe back of the ballot, sign (he stub. The stub is separated from the ballot and put in a locked box. The reason for this is in case (he court rules in an elec- tion contest that some ballols were illegally cast, the stub box is opened (but only by court the stubs of those who voted illegally are removed and their ballots (which have numbers that cor- respond with the stubs) are then thrown oul. The only way anyone could know how you vote is if your ballot was cast illegally, otherwise il's a secret vole. Q- It seems silly lo bother you with this but here goes. Is there anyplace in town that sells Just garbage can LIDS? I have three good garbage cans and due to the West Texas wind, no lids. Frankly, I am convinced the most of the UFO's are truly FGCL's (Flying .Garbage Can Lids) from this part of country. A. Well now may be that's why they dis- banded lhat UFO investigating agency, seems like they could have replaced it with a Lost and Found GCL Depl. though, doesn't il? Since they didn't yon can purchase lids at the two hardware stores listed in the yellow pages. Or take your garbage can measurement lo the store where you pur- chased it; they'll probably have a spare lid. Q. In an earlier column you said hospital accrediting committees refused to accredit a hospital If It permits relatives In the delivery room. That phrase is ambiguous to say (he least and probably not true unless accreditation rules have been changed in the last 15 minutes. Oar six children were horn In ax accredited Tc.vas hospital and my husband could attend. The youngest Is eight years old. A. It's possible that under special cir- cumstances a physician might allow unauthorized people in the delivery room, but this isn't normal praclice in Abilene hospitals. Action Line checked Hie hospilal where your children were born and it's not accredited. Now before you blow your slack, let us explain lhat accreditation is a volun- tary program, it's simply a way of showing the public thai a hospilal administration is trying lo live up lo high standards. Many small hospitals arcn'l accrcdilcd. This doesn't mean they're nol good hospilals, jusl means they didn'l choose lo go through the accreditation process. Q. I'm 14 years old and would like to Join a riding club. Would you please give me (he addrrsss of any riding club In Abilene? A. There arc two. To join Abilene Saddle Club contact Thomas Tilbrook at 692-5688; he'll be glad to talk to you. If you're a military dependent you're eligible for Dyess Hiding Club, Col. Fred licullinger is V- Pres., give him a ring at 672-0852. Q. When a United Stairs citizens fail to pay Income taxes on rime (hey are penalized. How Is Ihls penally calculated? A. The penalty Is five per cent per month and up to 25 per cent, which is the maximum, of the tax. In addition interest will be charged at six per cent a year. Q. Is Ihe U. S. Internal Revenue Service required lo pay a citizen Inlerrst on an overdue refund claim? If so. what per cent of Interest? How long dors the IRS have lo respond to a refund claim by a clllzen? iVhen lines a relund claim became overdue? Dots a clliien have any legal protection in tax mailers such as (his? A. Six per cent Interest is paid on an overdue claim, if the return is filed by April 15, as the law requires. A refund is con- sidered overdue by July 31. If a refund is overdue an application for correction or investigation may be filled out at the Inter- nal Revenue Olficc, says Internal Revenue, Agent Bonner Hardcgree. Address questions lo Action Unc. Box W, Abilene, Texas, Names Hill not be used but qnrsllons must be signed and addresses given. By HOWARD BENEDICT Af Aerospace Writer SPACE CENTER, Houston 13's astronauts to- day sped quietly and flawlessly toward a Tuesday rendezvous with the moon while ground con- trollers tracked a rocket stage headed for an explosive impact Apollo Highlights SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) Here arc the highlights of today and Tuesday, the third and fourth days of Apollo 13's voyage lo the moon (nil limes Eastern TODAY third course correction if required. command module halcli and inspect tunnel leading to lunar module. TUESDAY W. Haisc Jr. enters the lunar module lo check spacecrafl systems. James A. l.oveli Jr. follows a few minutes later. John L. Swig- crl remains in command mod- ule. then Lovcll, return lo command module, closing bain latches behind them. hydroxide canister changed, followed by an hour long eating period. sleep be- gins. rest and begin hour-long breakfast. correction rocket firing if required. 13 disap- pears behind moon. orbit inser- tion burn behind Hie moon. stage of Sa- turn 5 rocket booster crashes on moon. 13 reap- pears from behind moon. on the lunar surface. James A. Lovcll Jr., Fred W. Haise Jr. and John L. Swigert Jr. retired early today for 10 hours rest. Mission control planned lo let them sleep past noon. Medics reported (hat Lovcll, the only one of the three wired for medical monitoring, slept soundly. Trailing about 900 miles be- hind Apollo 13 was Hie third stage of the Saturn 5 rocket lhat hoisted the aeronauts away from planet earth Satur- day. Signals from the ground shift- ed Ihe 61-fool stage lo a collision course with Ihe moon. Mission control said tracking data today shows it will strike the surface about p.m. (CST) Tuesday about 105 miles wcsl ot a seis- mometer loft on the moon by the Apollo 12 astronauts in No- vember. Thai is about half an hour aft- er Apollo 13 is lo fire into moon orbit. The astronauts won't see the impict because they will be on the far side of the moon. Seismic experts estimate the 15-ton stage will smash with a force etfi.il to 11 tons of TNT, and that it will gouge a crater BULL VAULT Antonio Porras, apprentice matador, vaults clean over the bull at tile Vista Alcgre arena, in Spain. This vault, was in fashion among bullfighters last century. Now and then somebody revives it lo the delignt of the fans. (AP Wirepholo) Anti-Carswell Votes Generate Warm Breezes Gore, Yarborough May Feel Political Heat By H L. SCHWARTZ III WASHINGTON (AP) Dem- ocrals Albeit Gore of Tennessee and Ralph Yarborough of Texas may get the most heal because of their votes against G. Ilar- rold CarswcU, but oilier sena- tors up for re-election mis year could feel a warm breeze or two. This early opinion comes from politicians in several key slates and from the senators them- selves in the wake of last Wednesday's 51-45 Senate rejec- tion of President Nixon's second try at appoinling a Southern judge lo Supreme Court. "Only lime ran Gore said Sunday when asked what impact his anli-Carswell vole will have on his effort lo win an- Teachers in LA Ready to Strike By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Teachers in Los Angeles were poised to strike today, while aboul Iruck drivers struck- an estimated Chica- go area firms in a new develop- ment of continuing nalional la- bor troubles. The 19-day-old "sick oul" by air controllers continued lo have some impact in New York, Kan- sas City, Denver and some West Coast airports. Schools Supl. Robert Kelly of Los Angeles said he would try lo keep all possible classes in Ihe 616 schools of Ihe nation's sec- ond largest school system open by using nonstriking, substitute and supervisory teachers. The United Teachers of l.os Angeles, which claims to repre- sent of the teach- ers, is seeking more pay, small- er classes, class aides and phys- ical improvements such as air conditioning and carpeting. Teachers strikes continued in Minneapolis, Buttc, Monl., and Muskogec, Okla. Truck drivers from North Carolina lo California remained off the job while, in addition to Ihe driver walkout in Ihe Chica- NEWS INDEX Amusements 123 Bridge................5A Classified...........9-) IB Comics Editcriols..............6B 5A Hospilal Patients........3A Obituaries.............2A Sports 10-12A To Your Good Heollh------4A TV Log 7A Women's News.........3B go area, five Chicago trucking firms locked out another 35.0CO drivers and dockmen. The five fiiTns began notifying the work- ers over Ihe weekend thai a lockout would be in effect this morning. The Chicago unions are de- manding a an hour wage boost over three years insiaad of the over the span pro- vided by a national settlement between the Teamsters Union and carriers groups. other term. But he said his elections againsl Cnrswoll, and against Clement F. Hayusworlh last fall, "were very hurtful lo me." Texas politicians believe Yar- bnrough's vote against Carswell definitely will affect his current primary race with Lloyd llent- sen, who supported Hie nomina- tion. Benlscn lias bcc-n groping for issues and this gives him one with the primary due May 2. ".Sen. Yarborough should vole for Texas at least once in a Bcnlsen said after Cars- well was rejected. "The defeat was a combination of anti- Soulh, ultra-liberal forces that think Ihe Supreme Court is a place lo write laws ralher than interpret them. "This is a massive defeat for the people of Texas who over- whelmingly want lo have a strict conslnictionist. on Ihe said Rep. George Bush, a Houston Republican. "No one can convince me Judge Cars- well was beaten on other than jmlilical grounds." The Democratic primary win- ner probably will face Bush in Ihe general election. In Tennessee, Gore is cxiwct- cd lo win the Aug. 6 Democratic primary and most likely will face Rep. William E. Brock in November. Brock lias criticized Gore's support of native Tcnncsscan Abe Fortas, who was forced lo resign from Hie high court un- der fire lasl year. "Thus the says Brock, "staunchly defended trie virtues of liberal Justice Ane Forlas only lo in turn condemn the 'indiscretion' of Judge Haynsivorth and he now voles against Judge Carswell because 'his record looks bad.' ECONOMISTS SAY Keeping Old Car Doesn't Save Much State Troopers Arrest 125 At Cockfighting Tourney JASPER, Tenn. (AP) More lhan persons were arresled and some 400 fighting cocks seized in a raid late Sunday nn what Tennessee stale troopers said was a nalional cockfight ing championship tournament in a barn in a remote area of Marion County. Disl. Ally. William Pope said hundreds of spectators jumped from windows in Hie old bam and tried lo lake to the steep wood covered ridges surround- ing Ihe area, abandoning cars wilh license plates from Arkan- sas, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi and Can- ada. A "fanlaslic amount of mon- ey" up to was changing hands when the raid was made, Pope said. He said about 300 persons were watching the fight inside the remodeled barn. which has thealcr-lypc scats and a concessions stand. He said there were 420 cages for cocks. Behind the barn were Ihe remains of the losers of the fight-lo-thc-dcath bailies in the pit, Pope said. While officers were left al Ihe barn lo guard the abandoned cars and wait for their owners lo come down from Ihe a caravan escorted by other Iroopers look the 125 arrested 16 milos southwest lo Jasper, the county scat of this southeast Tennessee mountain region, where they were charged wilh an unspecified misdemeanor and made lo post bail each. Two Marion County men, identified as "Tjjo" N'unlcy and "Skin" Canlrcll, were ordered held on bond (or a hear- ing in Sessions Court today on felony charges of running a gaming establishment. By G. DAVID WALLACE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Gov- ernment economists say most aulomobile owners are jusl as well off buying a new car every two years as they arc trying to keep the old bus running. "Assuming a normal amount of driving, keeping a car after it is two years old does save some money, but not very said a report by the Federal Highway Administration. "The decision lo Irade in a car or keep it a while longer should be based on the owner's taslcs and circumstances, ralh- cr lhan on any thought of in- creasing or decreasing his cenls-per-mile owning and oper- aling costs. As far as economy is concerned, he can make the decision wilh a clear con- science." The report showed the cost of keeping a car for 10 years has increased from 10.21 cenls a mile about a year ago to 11.80 cents a mile this year. The study found a big in- crease in insurance cosls, which jumped from 1.41 ccnls a mile to 1.72 cents a mile, despite in- clusion of less extensive cover- age in this year's computations. In a ycar-by-ycar breakdown of the cost of keeping a preciating its purchase price over 10 study found Iho firsl year costs 14.21 cents a mile and (he second 11.27 cenls. The cosl rises for the nexl Iwo years to 12.51 cents a mile then gradually lapcrs off to 10.83 ccnls a mile in the 10th year. The study, done on the basis of information gathered from repairmen and car dealers rath- er Mian any averaging of statis- tical studios, involved a theoret- ical 4-door sedan from one of the "Big Three" and costing including lax. The car was equipped wilh a V-8 engine, automnlic transmission, power steering and radio. The cosls, vvticli included gas- oline, taxes, parking, lolls, re- pairs, [ires, tilling and insur- ance, were computed on the ba- sis of a Baltimore driver's ex- perience. The costs would be higher for Washington, Boston, New York and San Francisco and lower for Atlanta, Jacksonville and Fort Worth, the study said. 100-120 feel deep. The resulting tremors, recorded by the seis- mometer, should tell scientists much aboul the internal struc- ture of the moon. The Apollo 12 spacemen delib- erately crashed their lunar lan- der after they lefl Ihe moon and the impact vibrated Ihe seismo- meter a surprising 55 minutes, indicating Ihe subsurface male- rial is broken up. A similar ex- plosion on earth would revcrber- ale only a few minutes. The Apollo 13 astronauts were relaxing on the three-day out- ward journey in preparation for four gruelling days in the vicini- ty of the moon. Preparation for Wednesday's lunar landing begins tonight when Lovell and liaise crawl through a connecting tunnel to inspect the lunar craft they call Aquarius. They'll check communica- tions, propulsion and other sys- tems to malic sure Ihe spindly legged lander is ready for the difficult and dangerous descent to the moon's ancient Fra Mau- ro highlands Wednesday night. In this nigged area on Ihe eastern shore of the Ocean of Storms, Lovell and Haisc plan lo deploy a nuclear-powered sci- ence station, drill 10 feet be- ncalli Ihe lunar crust and Irck nearly Iwo miles on a geology field trip. They hope lo gather rocks dating back some five bil- lion years lo Ihe creation of the moon. The aslronauts zipped past Ihe halfway miles from both earth and moon-Sun- day and fired a brief bursl of their spaceship engine lo stu'ft course slightly and zero in on a spot 70 miles above the lunar surface. They hope to hit that bull's-eye and fire into lunar or- bil at p.m. Tuesday. The otherwise uneventful day Sunday was enlivened when Swigerl suddenly realized to Ihe amusemenl of his fellow crew- men the last-minute rush to climb aboard Apollo 13 in place of measles-menaced Thomas K. had forgotten lo file his 196D income tax return Slid had left part of his flighl plans behind. The flight information was later radioed to him from Mis- sion Control. The two-second engine Igni- tion occurred during a 50-min- ulc telecast beamed to Mission Control in Houston. The camera focused on an instrument, panel and viewers on earth saw (he sudden jolt on monitoring screens. Lovcll, HSise and Swigert started the telecast with an out- llie-window view of Uie moon- nearly three-quarters in shad- ow. Their target appeared lo be enveloped in a snow storm when the astronauts dumped waste water from the spacecrafl fuel colls overboard. The water turned quickly to ice crystals which blew like a blizzard out- side Ihe window, wilh Ihe moon in the background. The camera panned around Ihe cabin as the astronauts showed some aspects of life in their faraway, weightless world. Swigerl demonslraled the op- eration of optical equipment used in steering by Uie stars. WEATHER" U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU Map, Pg. 3A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mile radiun) Fair and cooler today; cloudiness and a litlle vsartr-er IcnlgM and Tuesday. High today, 70-75; low fcnighl in the lower Wi; Mgh Tuesday near 80. Northerly winds, 5-15 m.p h. High and lor 2-Wwurj ending 9 a..m.; 63 and a. FtHjh And M-ne dafe lasl year: 73 and 51. St-Tuel last nlaM: iyltv- swuel IwiioM: Kirk Says School Battle Up to Courts BRADENTON. Fla. (AP) Gov. Claude Kirk, after defying a federal judge for a week, has ended his personal rule of the Manatee County schools- lie says Ihe solution to his integra- tion bailie lies with the courts. Kirk's move Sunday cleared the way for court-ordered racial balancing of pupils in the county's schools. It also appar- ently pjrged him of contempt of a federal court and the threat pf a fine a day until he stopped blocking desegregation by busing. The governor said he was end- ing his control of schools in Ma- nalee, l Gulf Coast county just south ol Tampa, because Iho U.S. Justice Department had agreed to help him seek modifi- cation of Ihe plan that requires basing of an additional 2.600 pupils. In Washington a Justice De- partment spokesman said the department had agreed only to seek more study of the desegre- gation plan ordered by U.S. Dist. Judge Ben Krentzman in Tampa. "On tomorrow, Monday, we will and the department of Jus- tice will, intervene in this cause, now on appeal, and Ihcy will as- sist our efforts lo obtain a modi- fication of the Dislrict Court's Kirk told a statewide television audience. ;