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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 7, 1970, Abilene, Texas 'WITHOUT'OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE .SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY ltiilni: 90TH YEAR, ;NO. 52; PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 7, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Associated Press (A3) Police Safety Cruiser Hampered by Finances f .Q. PJeasc fell me (o calr or how to get- the safety cruiser In case of 1 emergency.; 1 have mver seen 'a telephone number given or how (o call A. Call 'the Police Dept. al 673-8331. The [Safely cruiser is part the Police Dept., like, a patrol car. Ask for the safely and be sure to tell them why you can.be prepared to 'give first aid as soon as. the cruiser .arrives. The cruiser, by the way, is about to go (lie 'way 61 it will soon become a 'thing of.; the past because of the cily's -situation. t- r- v; ;Q. I haye.-bcen following the ladles' fast, pilch -bair learn- for sometime. On July 22, a man In baseball i nhlform 'was standing. In r ilic walk i' charging; 51 'cents per person to watch game, Men on one field, women on the other. Never before at Nelson Park '.had we been charged to sec a game I though It Is well 50 cents to see those gals play. My questions: who gave j him the right to charge, how much was lakeii in and who received the take? '-.A. .No one was authorized to charge admission. This was supposed. to be a donation to help pay expenses to send the Yearns to the; slate tournament. Melvin 'city'.athletic director said it's a 'common practice-.to the hat" at 'these'games; this is how the teams get money to operate. Fifty-five dollars -Vas collected that evening and was split 50- 50 between the women's teams and the inen's teams. Ne'ese said no one had to pay if they didn't want to. Q. Regarding a letter In Action.Line July 14 concerning organtallons fighting pollution. I'd like to call your attention Ip an: agency within the U.S. Dept. of Agricultnre; that has actively .fjghtlirg'pollution f6f over 31 years. It's :fhe- Soil Service. There's also '-'in; the Soil Conservation Society of America, which Is'iilJlerested ,working, to .solve, Dh Francis Is slate president.. Membership' Is 'open, to anyone inte'resied'in the conservation of our natural resources. 'A: a.few government agencies are pollution; the' reason- we- mention them ail is that bur questioner was asking about private groups or clubs. J'hanks for telling us about'the Conservation Society, we'll pass that info on to bur questioner along -with the liame of another 'group in Abilene that's seeking new members who want to fight pollution. Address questions (o Action Line, Box 39, Abilene, Texas 79604. Names will not be but questions must be signed and addresses given. Tlease Include telephone numbers If possible. I GOBE AFTER VICTORY 'sly old fox' wins again Gore Wins i- Nomination NASHVILLE, Tenn. Gore, an anti-Vieuiam war Democrat, faces (he toughest fight of his long political life against Hep. William Brock, a pro-Nixon BepubKcan, in the Nov. 3 General election. Gore, who calls himself Ihe No. 1 White House target of the off-year elections, won 'renomi.nation handily over four opponents in Thursday's Democratic primary. Vice President Spiro T, Agnew already has promised to campaign for Brock who defeated cowboy singer Tex Hitter and J. D. Boles, a perennial candidate, for the GOP nomination. Dr Cecil Plllard of Knoxville was unopposed .'-for the American party nomination. By GEORGE ESPER A.wpciated Press. Writer SAIGON American- officers-today disclosed a.shilt in strategy and .said-becau.se of it U.S.. forces possibly could be reduced in the next 11 monlhs more than the, ISO.WfrmViT .cut President Nixon' has promised. Tile shift puts South :''-Vief- namcse forces in blocking and patrolling roles alomr the Cam- bodian and Laotian borders, re- placing units which are .being pulled back to the in- terior of South Vietnam.. One senior officer said South Vietnamese regulars made "real'strides in some areas In (tie last six months of 1969 and .the first Ihree monlhs of 1970." He said. their performance in .Ihe operations in Cambodia "provided 'sort- of a -dramatic revelation of the progress that had really been made." Officers said the takeover by South Vietnamese forces of .large.chunks of border regions once'palrollcd troops is proceeding well. They said It could pave'llie.way for enlarge- ment of the American with- drawal program before next. June 30. One such South Vietnamese force-caught a large force of Viet Cong .'and North Viet- namese soldiers 'Jtiursday along tile Cambodian border 50 miles west of Saigon. 'After pounding therh..wilh bombers and arlil- lery, the Saigon troops reported 99 of 'the enemy killed, -ilnng- with 13 South Vietnamese killed and 13 wounded.' ,'The .Viet Cong, -meanwhile, siammed four 100-pound rockets I into-a military stockade in Hue, killing 14 South Vietnamese sol- diers accused of various mili- and wounding: 63. It was the first shelling of Hue in more llian.a month. I.t. Gen! Michael S. Davison, commander of American forces in Saigon.and the 11 surround- ing provinces, said that in his region the national 'police are moving out into the countryside, Gas Readied for Trip WASHINGTON (AP) Cot- fins containing nerve gas, des- tined for burial at sea next week, are.being readied for rail journeys from in Alabama and Kentucky as the.Army advances with plans for the controversial disposal operation. The Army also arranged fur new.smen to witness loading opcations today at depots in An- niston, Richmond, Ky. is expected lo several .days. by train then will begin next week. The first of the tons of nerve gas rppkets in steel and concrete eoffiris was lifted'onto rail cars at the Alabama facility with1 loading to start today' at._the Kentucky de- ..'The train: journey for the 418 coffins next week will end at r Sunny Point, N.C. The'gas will be put aboard a ship which-will lie towed some 2fiO miles'oast of Cape Kennedy, Fla., and' sunk in' feet of- water to" the floor of the AUan'tic Qeean. casings, containing ihe- gas and rocket propellants are expected 'lo bflgin deteriorating soon, afler reaching the ocean floor, Army spokesmen said! Gen. William W. Stone said the 'Army hopes for quick deterioration of the coffins so the gas will be diluted.and any possible harmful effects ended. Russell 'Train, chairman': of. President Nixon's Council 'on Environmental Quality, testified Thursday at a House subcom- mittee hearing, "I would not feel I .or my council have the competence lo make a recom- mendation on delay of llie plan." Meanwhile, Herman Pollack of the Stale Department said Great Britain has expressed the concern of Bermuda and (he Ba- hamas but has not filed a pro- test or asked for a; delay. He said the Unitod Slates provided' Great Britain with information on the plans. Of major, officials in Deep South stales, only Macon, Ga., Mayor Ronnie Thompson' was an opponent of llie shipment through his jurisdiction.-' Although he had said local po- lice would.block the train if the city could not obtain a federal injunction barring its he said Thursday, he may allow, it to pass il an alternate' raiito would pose a danger of sabo- tage. Cons iin New York Cheer the Classics JS 77 7S 19 62 65 U. U High ind law la H-houri tndhg II t P7 nro Hl-sh irrf low lor period list yeir: n. 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