Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1970, Abilene, Texas
IWew m3ITHOUT OR OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT flOTH YEAR, NO. 179 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS lOc DAlLY-25c SUNDAY Auoelaied Prut (A1) Red Gains Alter Cambodia Mood Staff Decides to Yield More Territory PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) Recent sweeping Com- munist gains have forced a new mood of realism on the Cambo- dian General Staff. It has decid- ed reluctantly that still more territory must be given up, at least temporarily, qualified dip- lomatic sources report. Present hopes of preventing a Communist takeover are tied to establishing the Lon Nol Line, named after the Cambodian premier who is also the nation's senior general. That means abandoning plans to retake ma- jor sections of the nation's heartland. The hope is that the new plan will permit effective defense ol the most vital parts of the country, the sources said. The Lon Nol Line would begin vest of Battambang, in the northwest, pass south of the huge lake Tonle Sap, and then turn eastward through Kom- pong Cham, the present eastern anchor of the high command's shattered northern front. Although diplomats now cred- it the high command with mak- ing a far more realistic evalua- tion of the threat to Gen. Lon Nol's regime, some fear that even the modified heartland tac- tics may prove too much for the burgeoning but largely green Cambodian army. Western experts now wonder whether the government will be able to put its northern front on Highway 7 back together with- out massive South Vietnamese intervention. There is some doubt whether long-term and massive South Vietnamese oper- ations will be forthcoming. Six months ago Lon Nol in ef- fect decided to give up nearly half of Cambodia in hopes of holding the area of the largest population and food production. Since then the Communists have taken all the heartland north of the Tonle Sap, east of Sicm Reap and north of Kompong Cham. The new plan would mean abandoning government pledges to recapture this area and would be a major loss of face for the regime. The government based a ma- jor propaganda campaign on its task force 50 miles north of Phnom Penh in the Taing Kauk area. But the (ask force has been stalled for nearly three months in its announced e.'fort to drive to Kompong Thorn, a provincial capital 80 miles north of Phnom Penh and the center of one vital chunk of territory. Kompong Thorn re-. mains in government hands but has been surrounded for nearly five months. Qualified western experts say even with a lowering of sights, Family With 13 Children Needs Blankets and Food Shoes, blankets and food have been requested by a mother for her 13 children who range in ages from 26 days to 18 years. "I need your help for my children. Can you help me with come blankets for the cold weather, some food and a little toy for my little she writes. "I'VE NEVER HAD a way (o give my children a happy Christmas mainly because my husband has had two big opera- tions and is always sick so no one gives him a job." Wednesday morning's mail brought in more for the Goodfellows bringing the total received to dale to towards the goal of Requests and contributions should be mailed to Goodfellows, The Abilene Reporter-News, P. 0. Box 30, Abilene Texas 79604. "Could you please help me with some food and toys for my children's a n Abilene mother asks. "We would be glad il you could. have seven children and my husband isn't able to work. If we can't help, my kids won't have any Christmas. We will appreciate anything." ____ Goodfeltow Tree. Pg. IB ANOTHER MOTHEU writes, "I have children that won't have Christmas unless you all help with at least food for Christmas dinner. We have lour small children that won't have toys. I would like for you all to help me with food, clothing and toys for the four little ones. My husband has been disabled to work since 1957 and I have been oft work for over a month. I can't find work." Junior League volunteers check out all letters and recom- mend, with the help of city- county welfare workers, whether families are eligible for scrip to buy clothes and food and whether they should be authorized to shop for toys and dolls at the Goodfellow Store when it opens Dec. 14. LATEST CONTRIBUTORS: Anonymous 25.00 Dr. Ray Maddox, Jr. 10.00 Anonymous 3.00 Beth D. Geiger 10.00 Mr. Mrs. James B. Jordan, Jr. Tuscola, Texas In lieu'of Christmas Cards to Friends 5.00 Barber Declines Post as City Judge Former Assistant District Ally. Perry Barber, named Interim Municipal Court judge Dec. 3, by the City Council, has resigned before he began. He will become a felony prose- cutor In the office of Harris County (Houston) District Ally. Carol Vance. In a lelter dated Tuesday, Barber told Councilman Scott Taliaferro that he had received the Job offer at an annual salary of to begin Jan. He said he did not fed he "could afford lo do otherwise." Jan. 1 is also the date he would have begun as assistant Abilene Municipal Court judge, replacing Judge Mrs. Joanne Strauss, who resigned several weeks ago. Barber would have received a! Judge, the same as Judge Strauss had been paid during her year In the post. Barter was dismissed by Dist. Ally. Ed Payntcr In June "due to conflicts which cannot be resolved." Following his tenure as assistant district attorney, Barber opened a law office In the Aleiandcr Building. In his letter to the council, Barber said the selection "was an honor. I wanted the job and Intended lo work hard at being a good Judge..." Taliaferro said that although the city would like In find a Judge before Jan. 1, substitute judges could fill in as they have in the past. said Taliaferro, "we are asking the Abilene Bar Assn. to recommend applicants for judge. We would like to name one at the next council meeting if possible." The council meets Thursday, Dec. 17. General qualifications for applicants are that they be competent attorneys licensed lo practice in Texas and are resi- dents of Abilene, said Taliaferro. Mr Mrs. R. R. Tuley, Jr. 15.00 Mr. Mrs. James W. Lindsey In Memory of Debbie Lynch 5.00 Mrs. H. Laird 5.00 Thelma McPherson 5.00 Mr. Mrs. C. E. Ellis 10.00 Mrs. G. G. Fitzhugh 10.00 Home Builders Class Aldersgate Methodist Church 25.00 Anonymous 15.00 Callie Faye Milliken 10.00 NCO Wives Club 50.00 Brilish Wives Club 10.00 Mr. Mrs. Homer H. Scott 10.00 Mr. Mrs. William T. Shirey 25.00 Mr. Si Mrs. S. K. Rees 10.00 Mr. Mrs. L. A. Clark 6.00 Eddie Henriksen 20.00 B. G. Brown 10.00 Major Mrs. Ray Wolf 15.00 Dr. Mrs. Erie D. Sellers 100.00 Odis Cole Motors 25-00 Friendship Class First Christian Church 25.00 Mr. Mrs. Hugh W. Kennedy 10.00 Anonymous 5.00 Ai.onymou.5 7.00 Mr. Si Mrs. 0. H. Davenport In Lieu of Christmas Cards to Abilene Friends 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Couch 15.00 Mr. and Mrs. Don H. Morris 25.00 Anonymous 20.00 Previously acknowledged Total lo date the high command will be lucky to hold its own, particularly in the area north of Phnom Penh. Hanoi has stationed two divi- sions along the northern front between Skoun and Kompong Cham, a provincial capital and military regional headquarters on the Mekong River. Diplomats say another sign of realism in the general staff's thinking is the abandonment of hope that the government could quickjy drive out the North Viet- namese and Viet Cong. In the past Cambodian officials have tended to assume they must win, on the ground that (heir cause was just. Now officials are reluctantly coming to grips with the possibility of a pro- tracted war with the outcome uncertain. Western experts evaluating the Communists' first dry sea- son offensive, which erupted Nov. 9, say they do not believe that (hey have yet pulled off anything decisive. But those whose countries are actively Supporting Lon Nol's govern- ment say they are disappointed that the Cambodian response has been so slow. They are par- ticularly concerned about the government's failure to reopen Highway 4 between Phnom Penh and the dccpwater port of Kompong Som, 114 miles to the southwest. First State Ups Stock For the second year In a row a stock dividend of shares was approved at a special stockholders meeting of First State Bank Wednesday afternoon. Also approved was a cash dividend of 50 cents per share. The .slock dividends amounts to something over 9 per cent of outstanding stock. The shares in the stock dividend adds to the previous outstanding shares for a total of shares outstanding. "We feel that this increases in capital reflects our stockholders' confidence In the future of le bank, the city of Abilene and the Big said President John Wright. "The year 1970 has been an outstanding one for First Slate Bank and was made possible only by the combined efforts of employes, directors and officers. Only their continued support and help and loyalty of our customers makes the sustained growth and profit of the First State Bank possible. IWS INDEX Amusfrrenu 68 Bridge 9A Busing; OuUcck 2A Classified 6-9C Comics 5C SHOPPING DAYS TIL CHRISTMAS 6B Potients 6A Obituaries 6B ioons I-3C To Ycur Good Heollh ____ IOC TV Leg IOC Women's Newj 2-4 B Petroleum Fire Firemen huddle behind a shield to spray a stream of water on a searing-hot petrole- um fire that erupted Tuesday at a Phillips Petroleum Co. fractionalor plant in south- east Oklahoma City. Flames shot 70 to 100 feet in the air, following two blasts which sounded like sonic booms. Damage was es- timated at high as (AP Wirepholo) San Diego Cats Lose Aged Friend To Lung Cancer SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) Every evening for 12 years Myron R. Hall left food at four locations in Balboa Park for cats that had been abandoned there. Sometimes, he fed 50 cats daily. At least 20 were always waiting. "People would come and just dump said the retired security guard at the San Diego union building. "Maybe it's better than putting them in the pound, I don't know, but some threw them In the street and drove away. They were little kittens, and they Just sat there in the street, not knowing what to do." If a cat was sick, he took il to a veter- inarian. Almost a month ago, Hall, 71, wrote anonymously to the San Diego Union: "I have a story about an old man who has been feeding the abandoned cats In Balboa Park for many years. This man has lung cancer now and must give up this job. Could you ask for someone to take his A reporter. Lew Scarr, telephoned the number listed in the letter and Hall went al once to sec him. Scarr wrote the story Hall had suggested. Friends of Cats, Inc., a non-profit cat-care organization, announced last Saturday that il will feed the stray cats on a permanent basis. Hall died the next day. Bloody Ear Brings Wetback Arrests By JIM CON'LEY Rrportcr-Ncws Staff H'rller A bloody car sighted under a brush pile in the back of a pickup truck at Tuscola led to the arrest Tuesday of five alleged Mexican citizens illegally in the United States. The car, however, was attached to a man hiding with three others in the truck bed. A woman riding in the cab was the fifth arrested. SIGHTING the ear was a Tuscola service station attendant, who reported it to the highway patrol. Patrolman Danny Morgan of Tuscola Indicators Down At 4fh Hour End Industrials were down .61, transportation was down .74. and utilities were down .26, at the end of fourth hour trading Wed- nesday on the New York Stock Exchange. The New York Com- posite was down .03. Volume was shares, reported the Abilene office of Schneider, Bcrnct and Hickman, Inc. NE How Do You Dry Parsley for the Winter? By ELUE RUCKER Q. How do you dry parsley? I have some growing In my backyard and would like lo dry and bottle It for the wInter. A. Place It on a screen In a shady, dry, well-ventilated location. When It's thor- oughly dried (couple weeks) crush It and ftore In small tightly covered containers. Our gardening expert, Iris Fitzsimmons, suggests you leave the parsley In your yard. Just add a little mulch In the winter and you can have fresh parsley year round. Keep the blooms picked off and your plant will be bushier, she says. CJ. I'm i student al Santa Anna High and I'm doing some research on federal government officials. I've come across two names on which I can find no Information. I've heard that >ou might be able to help me. The two men are James Hodgson and Cnrtls W. Tarr. A. Curtis Tarr Is Selective Service director. Before his appointment he was Asst. Secretary of the Air Force (Manpow- er and Reserve For information write him at 1504 Highway Dr., Arlington, Va. 22207. James D. Hodgson is the Under Secretary of tenor. His address is 2801 New Mexico Avc., Washington, D.C. 20007. Q. How many feet wide Is the goal post In professional football? A. IK feet, II Inches wide, says the National Football League Digest of Rules. The width of the goal post Is the same for high school, college and professional football. There R a difference In where the goal post nits, how- ever. In pro ball It's right on the final line; In college and high school football It's 10 yards behind the goal line. Q. I'm the mother of seven children. We've just moved here from Massa- chusetts. My husband Is In Ihc Air I'orce In Turkey. Since we plan (o m.ike Abilene our home I'm In nerd ol some- one to answer a few questions. Could you tell me, Is It legal lo make a right hand turn at all red lights after >ou slop? A. Yes, except for Ihc intersection of N. 1st and Cedar going north. There's a sign pasted there Indicating nn right turns on red. Al every other Intersection In Abilene It's permissible to 'turn right on red after stop- ping, whether posted or not If the cross traffic is clear. This applies to Abilene only; other Texas cities have different regu- lations. q. Could yon grt me the address of Khlj Presley? I hue n hoy on my. school bus who goes lo the Special Education School here In Presley Is his hero. He has a wallet (ull of pictures ol .Mr. Prosify that he's cut from magazines and he usually has one or two of his records with him all the time. I'd like lo write Klvls and request an autographed picture. This would be the best Christ- mas present this boy could get. A. Action Line generally doesn't operate n shopping service, but this is a little dif- ferent. We wrote Klvis for you and received in the mail this morning a photo album with 24 pictures of Elvis, one of which Is auto- graphed by Ihc hip-swinger himself and says, "To Larry, my best wishes." We're forwarding It to you along with a lelter from Col. Tom I'arkcr, his man.iRcr. Addrrs.H im. SulMI toogM: Hi rrwv 13.lt ta. idify (I W Ptr wt.