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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 90TH YEAR, NO. 180 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 10, 1970-FIFTY.TWO PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS IQc DAILY-25c SUNDAY Auoclaud Preii (ff) Rail Clerks Ignoring Strike Ban By BLUE RUCKER Why Do Police Hide So Much? Q. Why do the City Police spend so ranch time hiding behind every blind corner In tan to pin a ticket on some poor working man or lady, and es- pecially on some young student trying to make his way through school? It's a disgrace (or the citizens ol Abilene to have to see this they drive across town, not to mention the tourist. Who Is responsible? The Police Chief, City Manager or City Council, or do they know what's going on? A. The Chief of Police is responsible for Ihe policemen, and duel Dodson says he doesn't encourage his men to hide behind billboards, but to stay on the pub- lic streets. However, in a problem area where the accident rate Is high, he needs to find out police officers often park off the street to observe. He added that many times when we think a policeman Is hiding in wait for us, he's actually just filling out an accident report. Dodson sent this message to you, "If you're a law abiding citizen then you have nothing to worry about anyway." Q. I need a little help. With the molded salad season approaching, I wonder If there's anyway of keeping bananas from turning dark in gelatin salad? A. There are two theories: One home economist says sprinkle them with a tiny bit of fresh lime juice, another says to sprinkle the bananas with a little lemon juice. But sour juices seem to have it. Q. Is It possible to get a sign put np on our street from both directions say- Ing "Children I have seven children, on weekends and alter school they tend to be all over the street play- ing and my two smallest ones just wander on out Into the street without looking. If this Is possible, how do I go about gelling II done? A. The Cily Traffic Engineer would be the one to see, but it won't do much good in this case because the Traffic Depl. doesn't use this type of sign at all. Bud Taylor said he's had several requests for it, but has so many signs to maintain already that he's going to try to do without that one. Would you like the address of a fence company? Q. Whenever a phone number Is dialed which has been disconnected or Is out of order a recording comes on and something like, "The number yon have dialed Is not a working number. Please make sure yon have the right nnmber or have dialed correctly." This Is fine; It doesn't bother me at all. But before the message comes on there's a deep sigh that I can't stand. To me It's just like someone saying, "Well, stupid, what's the mat- ter. Can't you even dial the right num- Why the sigh? Is It supposed to be psychological and make you more careful about dialing or Is It just a bad recording? A. It's neither, and Sam Ogletree, manag- er of Southwestern Bell In Abilene assures us It's not meant to irritate anyone. But since it apparently does, he's trying to get It removed. The phone company hasn't de- termined exactly what causes the sound; seems to have something to do with trans- ferring from a live telephone connection to a recording. Ogletree can't promise to eliminate might not be able but he's going to try. Q. Where could I got Information on bow much money the Beatles have made while they were the No. 1 rock group? A. According to sources at the Library, the Beatles themselves don't even know. They probably quit counting. Between 1963 and 1969 they sold over 300 million records, a record for fastest sales. In 1966 at Shea Sladium in NYC, they were paid high- est fee ever paid any recording artists for a single Address questions to Action Une, Box 30, Abilene 79601. Names wfll not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbers If possible. TWS1MT Amuitrritnii Bridg. Biairwii Nolti Cloiilticd Camici Hospital Potienu ObiluofiM 7D 6 A. ENTRANCE WPATRbHSONlY 3 Other Unions to Return SUM by Dm lliklir LOCAL RAILAVAY WORKERS AMONG STRIKE VANGUARD left to right, A. D. Lopez, F. G. Gallan and D. L. Jalomo 30 Rail Workers Affected By Walkout in City Yards By JIM CONLEY Reporter-News Start Writer In Abilene, the nationwide rail workers strike is affecting some 30 employes of Texas and Pacific Railway Co., and T P Motor Transport Co. n. 0. (Bill) Shank, assistant terminal manager, said Thurs- day morning about 12 truck drivers are out and IS to 20 rail- way employes are on strike. He said that since Ihe Brotherhood of Railway Clerks went out, the motor transport not crossing picket lines. "SUPERVISORS ARE the only ones at work here with the he said. And he is only answering the telephone. "Our warehouse Is locked he said. Asked how the strike might affect local Industry and people in general, he said, "A lew years ago when there was a rail strike near Christmas, some one said 'They just shot Santa Claus.' And I guess that's about the size of it now." AS FAR AS unloading cars that have already been shipped, Shank said that supervisors or ACC Grad Named To Juvenile Post By ROY A. JONES n Reporter-News Staff Writer A 22-year-old May graduate of Abilene Christian College, Dale Philips Bulland, has been appoinled acting juvenile officer for Taylor County, succeeding Jack Landrum, who resigned recently. SHOPPING DAYS TIL CHRISTMAS Rutland's appointment by Juvenile Judge Henry Strauss, with the approval of the county Juvenile Board, was announced Thursday morning. T II E APPOINTMENT Is effective Dec. 15 at a monthly salary of somewhat less than the veteran Landrum was drawing. Landrum resigned last month to become law enforcement cooridinator for the West Central Texas Council of Governments, headquartered in Abilene. Rutland was chosen as acting juvenile officer from approximately 14 applicants, See BUTLAND, Pg. 10A other railway officials are run- ning what trains they can, delivering them to the busi- nesses whose employes unload them independently. He said that, in regard to the motor transport business, the big end of the business Is the trailer loads of goods which are carried to their destinations on railroad flalcars. "I JUST DONT think the nation can stand it (the Shank said. "They'll have to do something." Speaking again of local condi- tions, he said that the strike would not cause a food shortage in Abilene because railroad cars will still be spotted to the food wholesale houses for unloading as usual. A more far reaching effect, and one not mentioned a great deal so far. Is the blow the strike will make on the auto industry, from delivery of new cars to parts. SUB PYLAND, vice president of Mcliwain Cadillac in Abilene, said Thursday that if the freight lines are affected (as they eeem to be) it could mean another lack of parts for automobiles. "We have one new car In stock he said, "and four more were due this month, fhey are shipped piggyback (trailer on rail) from Detroit to Dallas, then to us. Now we just don't know what will happen." Mcllwain's, like other General Motors dealers, was already sent reeling by the recent GM strike, which made deliveries of Sec STRIKE, Pg. UA By NEIL GILBRIDE AP Labor Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Strik- ing trainmen paralyzed the rail system nationwide today al- though the ranks of the walkout showed signs ol breaking In the first few hours. Still, hundreds of thousands of suburban commuters had to find other ways to work and freight was stalled while three of four unions In the strike said they were canceling their strike orders. The Brother- hood of Railway Clerks held out, saying nothing despite congres- sional and court bans on the strike, and a plea from Presi- dent Nixon to slay on the job. Spot checks showed members of the other three unions were honoring the clerks' picket lines. Penn-Central spokesmen said they doubted anyone would come back until picket lines dis- solved. Overland passenger trains sat In Los Angeles terminals, noth- ing was happening with the Southern Pacific In Arizona and in Chicago commuters switched to cars and buses for a way to work. As for the clerks, their head- quarters said an announcement of some sort would be made sometime later In the day. In Philadelphia a clerks leader said: "We're still on strike." In Cleveland some clerks were working under a court Injunc- tion, some were out A first Indicator of the -eco- nomic consequences of the strike was seen in West Virginia where 800 coal miners were turned away because of a coal car shortage. Spokesmen for the Industry In the state said all mines would be shut down by midnight Friday the strike continues. Coal Is fuel for heat and electricity in the nation's urban centers. At the While House, press sec- retary Ronald L. Ziegler ex- pressed optimism the clerks would Join the three other unions in ordering their men back to work. "We expect (hat the fourth un- Inn also will comply with Ihe said Ziegler. Rescinding strike orders were the United Transportation Un- ion, (he Brotherhood of Mainte- nance Way and the Hotel, Res- taurant and Bartenders Interna- tional, which represents dining car employes. Said the dining car workers' president, Ed Miller: "It Is the policy of this International union to obey the law." "We'll stay out until our Inter- national officers tell us to go said 48-year-old Jim Loach, donning a picket sign at Vashington's Union Station a few blocks from the floodlit U. S. Capitol where Congress en- acted the law ordering a strike All Indicators Up At 4lh Hour Close Industrials were up 5.48, transportation was up .23 and utilities were up .35, at the end of fourth hour trading Thurs- day on the New York Slock Ex- change. The New York Com- posite was up .24. Volume was shares, reported the Abilene .office of Schneider, Bemet and Hickman, Inc. delay until March 1. "They are prepared to with- hold their labor until they achieve equitable conditions of said Dennis, president of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, largest of four AFLC10 unions hi the dispute. The strikers, who haven't had a pay raise since mid-1969, had exhausted delaying provisions of the Railway Labor Act over more than a year of protracted negotiations before walking off their jobs. "The only thing that could keep us from going out would be hearing from the President him- self that the strike had been set- said a union official set- ting up picket lines In Salt Lake Cily. The UTU withdrawal was an- nounced in Cleveland by W. W. Carson, assistant to Charles Luna, the union's president. In telegrams to all genera] chairmen and international offi- cers, Carson advised that be- cause Congress President Nixon tion prohibiting a strike and guaranteeing a wage increase that UTU was canceling its part in the strike. The strike, which began at a.m. was the nation's third In the last 50 years. The emergency law passed by Congress early today ordered the strikers back to work with a partial pay increase. "They are increasingly angry and said strike leader C. L. Dennis of the nearly workers who walked out at a.m. and showed no Immediate inclination to return in compliance with the new law, a plea from President Nixon and a federal court order. "The men and women who work for the railways have had a bum rap for a long Dennis said. Husband III, Mother Asks Goodfellow Aid Typical of the requests being received by the Goodfellows Is this one from a mother of five. "My husband is very ill and may go to the hospital, and I am not working at this time. I have three girls and two sons that will not nave a Happy Merry Christmas due to the (act that we just don't have the money. "1 would be very grateful U you would help me. We need clothes and food most of all. I will be happy for anything." A TOTAL of was received In Thursday morning's mail bringing the total received to date to towards the goal of Requests and contributions should be mailed to the Good- fellows, The Abilene-Reporter News, P. 0. Box 30, Abilene, Texas, 79604. "I am asking your help for another mother writes. "My husband doesn't have a job. I have sti children and they won't have a Merry Christmas unless you help us. I need toys, food and clothes anything you can help me with. Thank you and God Bless you." ONE ABILENE woman writes: "There are two families that need your help. One family has seven children and the other has three. They need clothes, most of all...... "But please I want the children happy of those families. So, please help them with clothes and toys for the chil- dren." Junior League volunteers check out all letters and recom- mendations, with the help of city-county welfare workers, whether families arc 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: Mr. 4 Mrs. Haddon R. Anderson 10.00 Mrs. Fcrrell Boyd 5.00 Mr. Mrs. T. P. Holmes 5.00 Soroptimist Gub of Abilene 50.00 Vivian Fryar-ln memory of W. G. Dickey 5 00 Mr. Mrs. A. E. Wells 15.00 Anonymous 1.00 Employes from Arrow Ford, Inc. 100.00 Kelly and Mitchell 5.00 Lucy Mae Martin 5.00 Mr. Mrs. Kay McKelvaln 5.00 Anonymous 25.00 Anonymous 10.00 Malcom Supply Company 25.00 Archie Faulks 5.00 Hattle Grisham 2.00 Anonymous 6.00 Anonymous 20.00 Anonymous 10.00 Stanley P. Wilson 50.00 Mrs. Paul R Scott 15.00 Grace Marie Scott 10.00 Mr. Mrs. Tom Stoker 10.00 Mr. Mrs. J. Newton House 10.00 Griswold Class St Paul Methodist Church 50.00 Employes of Mrs. Baird's Bakeries 50.00 Mr. Mrs. Harold C. Hale 5.00 In lieu of Christmas Cards Mrs. L. J. Ackers 10.00 Holly Jr., C-ena, Emily Toler 23.00 Tim Suzanne Jones 25.00 Tracy Velanne Rowland 25.00 Anonymous 10.00 Anonymous 10.00 K.A. Davis In memory of Hazel L. Davis 10.00 Merry Christmas from Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Haller 25.00 Previously Total to Pate WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nltional Wtitntr Itnlca (Wtatntr Map Pg. 14-A) ABILENE AMD VICINITY (B mill rfltiiin) Partly cloudy and warm today and tonight, turnip cloudy and colder Friday. High today 73, low ton-qht 3a Hicn Friday 15. Wlndi wttferly n n mp.n. today, changing to nortfwly 11 n 20 m p.h. Friday. No rain forvcait. TEMPEIATURES pjn. Tiiundar (l 3.00 41 i.M Jt 71 roo a a a 61 10W 66 n High and lew fcr 24 hours ending f a.m.: H and fa. H'ign and low for data lait ytan 14 and n. Sunltt lait rtjht: Djn.. Sunrlia today: a.m. Suiual lorJgMi Jill p.m. Barometer reading at nooni a.Df In. Humidity at man: 41 per cent. An Assist to Merchants, Businessmen DA s Letter to List 'Hot Check' Writers J tft 2oD To Your Good Htallh 1100 TV Loa.............. "D Womtn'i Nfwi....... 2-7B By MERLE WATSON Reporter News Staff Writer District Attorney Ed Paynter sees the "hot check" problem as one worth working on. And to help merchants and business men In this area, the district attorney's office is Initialing an "SOS Newsletter" which will be published weekly. Sample copies have already been milled to many merchants. According to Paynter, the newsletter "lists in our judgment persons actively engaged In passing Insufficient or no account checks." ANY MERCHANT can subscribe to the newsletter lor Losses In the Thousands, Pg. 1R {1 per month and furnishing stamped, self addressed envelopes. The newsletter states that reference or mention of any person or persons Is not interpreted to be per so as statements derogatory of such person or persons, but Is merely Information compiled from sources believed to be reliable for the confidential use of the subscribers. Paynlrr said that production of the newsletter Is RO.irrd In begin about the first of the year. There Is a hot check problem here, the district attorney said, but he feels that the problem Is no worse here than It Is anywhere else. He bases this feeling on Information gathered in talking with other district attorneys. PAYNTER sees the problem divided Into two areas of people those wtio have no Intention of swindling and the real swindler. He said that those who have no Intention of swindling often write bad checks as a result of miscalculation or bad bookkeeping. The real swindler, he said, doesn't have any money In the bank and cnuld care less about the way bo gels money and goods without working for them. "The problem from our point nf view is deciding which one they are and deciding if there was an intent to he said. ONE OF THE district attorney's offices devotes 100 per cent of the time to "checks." "It Is the most visited office of the district he said. There are three times nf Ihe year when the passing of bad checks Is the most noticeable, according to Paynlrr. "The bad checks given during the Thjnksjivtng-Christnvu wason will hit our office In January." Other bad times, Paynter said, are just before the bcguilng of school and during vacation time. "One of the things we have tried to do Is get the merchant not to hriM on to the checks too long before bringing them to he said. "Once It Is evident check Is bad, we want the merchant to bring It In. We've got a pretty good chance of locating the Individual, but the longer the merchant waits, the chances of recovery diminish." PAYNTER SAID that one thing that Is unique about the See HOT CHECK IA ED PAYNTER N a ifier check puaen j ;