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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT f-r-1 t 90TH YEAR, NO. 181 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 11, 1970-FORTY PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS 'By 7 O'clock Much of My Enthusiasm Had Died' 10c SUNDAY Auocialed Preu (ff) She Thought Nixon Wanted to Narrow Campus Gap By DONNA GREENE WASHINGTON (AP) _ It was just seconds after 7 o'clock. President Nixon walked in and we all stood from the Associated Press, Ihe New York Times, the television net- works. And Me! AU the ingredients for excite- ment were there, and I was nervous, too nervous at lirst to jump up and try to ask the ques- tion I knew I wasn't supposed to ask. EDITOR'S NOTE: In on un- irtuol gesture. President Nixon invited severol college and high school journalists to attend his news conference Thursday night as observers. One student was Donna Greene, a 19-yeor-old junior at Sycracuse University in New York. She has written this account of her Oth- er stories on the news confer- ence are on Pg. 5A. But that was nervousness, not the pleasing kind of excitement that I had expected. For by 7 o'clock much 'of my enthusiasm had died. It was still blooming, howev- er, at p.m. when I walked up to Ihe White House gate and was confronted by guards, as is every reporter. "Let's just say you're being checked an officer (old me. Then part way up Ihe oval drive lo the White House press room. Faces and familiar from television and from bylines in the papers. It was 6 o'clock and the excite- ment was still there. I talked, nervously, with sev- eral newsmen, took pictures and, in a bold least to to talk with Ronald Ziegler, President Nixon's press secretary. Mr. Zicglcr was loo occupied to sec me, I was told, but an as- sistant. Drucc Wholihan, might have a moment if I oared to wait. I waited and finally was -isked into Mr. Whelihan's office. It was then my enthusiasm and excitement started to shift to disenchantment. I was told neither I nor other student journalists would be rc- cognized by the President for questions. "We regard you as a guest and an Mr. Whelihan said. But I thought we had been in- vited because the President thought student journalists could help narrow the commu- nications gap between his administration and the cam- puses, I said. "It wasn't a conscious deci- sion to invite Mr. Whclihan told me. "We felt if people like yourself took the in- itiative, they should be given in- there was room." Feeling disheartened, I went back to the press room and Ihe start of the news conference, which went smoothly, even rou- tinely. I sat there as the questions and answers flowed, still ner- vously stuck to my chair. But' then the President was talking about divisions in the nation and he said "I am concerned with our relations with youth." That did it. My nervousness left and I was on my feet with the rest shouting "Mr. Presi- dent." But what I had been told would happen, happened. I wasn't recognized. After 36 minutes it was all over and so was my excitement and nervousness. By ELUE TtUCKER Sweetwater Coed Wants Pantsuits Q. I'm a student at Swcelwatcr High School and am wondering why we're not allowed lo wear panlsulls to school. Also, Is there any possibility that this ruling may be changed? A. The best answer we could get as to why no pantsuits is simply that It's against the School Board policy at this time. It's been the practice of the school district not lo change any school policies during the school year unless It's an emergency or unless pre- sented by the school administration. School policies will be reviewed In the late spring and Olaf South, superintendent of schools, said the pantsuit policy will be changed then and possibly even sooner. Q. How would one go about cleaning the Inside and outside of a fireplace? The bricks are smoke-stained above the fireplace opening, as well as Inside. A. Make a soft soap by adding about a quart of hot water lo four ounces ot yellow laundry soap and healing the mixture until the soap is dissolved. When the mixture has cooled, add a half pound of powdered pumice and a half cup of household ammonia. Mix well. After brushing off as much of the soot as possible, apply a coating of your mixture to the Stone with a clean brush. Let It remain for about hall an hour, then scrub It off with a stiff brush and warm water. Then rinse with warm water, says Alma Moore's book, "How to Clean Every- thing." Q. I saw your answer to the qursllon concerning sour dough starter. I remember when I was a young home- maker, a neighbor provided me with a starter. It was the type described In jour answer. Would you please print a recipe or (ell me how to gel a starter? A. Action Line received the basic Ingredients to the starter from Western Airlines, Seatlle-Tacoma International Air- port, Seattle, Wash. 98158. Address your letter Attention Howard Qifford. The offer is supposedly limited to writers and editors, but give it a try anyway. We requested the recipe, but received only the basic Ingredients, otherwise we'd gladly share the recipe. Q Who was responsible for not gelling the Permian South Oak Clilf game for Abilene? Was II Chuck Mosrr or the Abilene Chamber ol Commerce? Some- one goofed badly. Any reasonable person could see (hat Abilene would have been a far belter site than Lubbock. A Just about everyone agrees with you except Norman Jell, South Oak Cliff's head coach. As explained in Michael Grant's column Nov. 8, Jelt was "dead set on plaving Ihe game on Astro-Turf." Jctt was quo'led as saying, "We'll play you m Phoenix, Arizona as long as it's on Astro- Turf Jor.es Stadium in Lubbock has astro- turf, Shotwell docs not. After a long locker room discussion between Odessa Coach Gene Mayficld and Jctt, the Lubbock site was selected. The Chamber of Commerce and Moscr can offer an Invitation to the learns lo play here, but the coaches make the fi.ial decision. 0 There are usually some clubs or organiiatlons selling candy wreaths for Christmas. I'm referring to the type thai can be hung on (he front door Mlth scissors altarhrd lo the wreaths so that frienrls can snip olf the candy. Where can they be purchased? A West Texas Ilehab Center sells them each year. Just drop by Ihe Center to pur- chase one or call 69M6M and place your order. The wreaths are H50. Address lo Action Line. Box 10, Ahllrnr, Tews Names will not he used but question! must be ilgnrd addresses gltm. I'lcase Include telephone nnmbcn II possible. Nixon Says Bush to Be .N. Envoy Blackout Blacks Piccadilly Circus Streaks from headlights of passing traffic are the only lights in normally garishly lit Piccadilly Circus Thursday night. The circus, in the heart of London, was hit by one of the power cuts being caused by a slow-down effort of labor in a four-day old pay dis- pute with management of the state-run industry. (AP Wirephoto) i Tossing Through1 Donates Bill "Without your help, we won't have a an Abilene widow writes lo Ihe Goodlellows. "I have five children ages from 11 years to Hi years of age. All of my children are in need of underwear and shoes. I have been sick for the past two months and I have to go to the hospital very soon so I need your help." CONTRIBUTIONS IN Friday morning's mail totaled bringing the overall total received to dale to toward a goal of Requests and contributions should be mailed lo Goodfellows, The Abilene Reporter-News, P. 0. Box, 30, Abilene, Texas 79601. Letters arrive, loo, with contributions. One couple writes, "We are so happy to be living in a city where help Is given io those who need it so that they loo might feel the closeness and joy of the Christmas season. We hope that our small donation will help in some way." "JUST PASSING through" was the contents of a note on motel stationary attached lo a bill. i "There arc 10 kids in our family and my husband docs not have a steady job and all of my kids are going to another mother writes. "I would appreciate it if you could help us in clothing for the kids and food and toys for the little ones. Without your help we wouldn't have a Merry Christmas. God bless you." Foreign Wars Post 2012 25.00 Maj. Mrs. Gerald E. Gibson Anonymous Maj. Mrs. Max B. Mrs. Ann R. Latest contributors: Mr. i Mrs. F. B. W.M. Patterson In Memory of Ben Allman 20.00 Richey 15.00 Mr. Mrs. Harvey Baker 25.00 10.00 Anonymous King Solomon Baptist Church Woman's Auxiliary of Temple Mizpak Mrs. Fred C. Hughes Nan S. Gullahorn 20.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 Chas., Dee Evelyn Snell 5.00 In.Honor o[ our Overseas Servicemen, Veterans of Parks Chief Asks Fund Request Back AUSTIN (AP) Pearce John- son, chairman of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, said today he has asked a fed- eral agency to return Texas' unorthodox application for funds to help buy part of Mustang SHOPPING DAVO TIL CHRISTMAS Island off Corpus Christl for a state park. Johnson's request was support- ed by a letter, dated today, from Gov. Preston Smith to Director Douglas Ilofe Jr. of Ihe U.S. Bureau of Outdoor Recreation. As state liaison officer for such grants, Johnson had re- fused to sign Ihc application for more than million In federal matching lunds. The other two commissioner members, how- ever went over his head by sign- ing Ihc request and submitting il In ihc outdoor agency's Den- ver regional office. Johnson said he understood 5m MUSTANG, IA 5.00 25.00 Olson 10.00 nollcnbcrry 10.00 Mr. Mrs. Robert It. Prewitt, Jr. 100.00 F. R. Pond Minneapolis, Minn. 20.00 Mary Pierson 5.00 Mr. Mrs. John C. Ward 25.CO In memory of C. J. (Jack) I.iRhtfool, Mr. Mrs. C. A. Morris 10.00 The Ladies of WWI Auxiliary No. 1667 23.00 M. M. Edwards 50.CO Harry Howard 1009 Dr. Mrs. Ed Drcsscn 20.00 Mr. Mrs. Frank Antilley 10.00 Mr i Mrs. Lynn II. Cook 100.00 Mr. Mrs. Coke Mirpis 5.00 Mr. Mrs. George E. Hcnslec 800 Tom Ellouisc 1M.W Mr. Mrs. Vemon B. Cox 25.00 Mr. Mrs. W. C. Hikes 5.W) Mr. 4- Mrs. W. Ben Shahan 10.ni Caroline T. Chambers 25.00 Mr. Mrs. Sidney Holmes 10.00 In lieu of Christmas cards to local friends Mr. Mrs. Herbert R. Wright, Jr. 5.00 Mrs. Geo. II. Swinncy 10.01 Mrs. Ellie Pcarcc 10.00 Jjec fc Nancy Moore 15.00 Abilene Authorized New Car Dealers Assn. 50.00 In memory of my D. Wood- Woodard 5.00 Anonymous 25.00 Vonceil Cox 5.00 Needle Craft Club of The First Central Presbyterian Church In Memory of Mr. Geo. Bramley and C. W. Collier 16.00 Mrs. and Mrs. J. H. Burton 5.00 Previously Acknowledged Total to Date WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon personally an- nounced today he will nominate Rep. George Bush of Texas lo succeed career Ambassador Charles Yost next month as head of the American delega- tion at the United Nalions. Nixon appeared before report- ers with Bush, a millionaire Texas Republican who lost his bid for a Senate seat last month, Yost and Secretary of State Wil- liam Rogers lo make the an- nouncement. Democrat Yost, who has head- ed Ihe U.N. delegation for al- most two years, had informed the administration last summer he wanted to be relieved of the responsibility at the end of the current General Assembly ses- sion, Nixon said. The President applauded the outgoing ambassador for "great distinction" in Ihe job and ex- pressed hope that Yost would remain in the diplomatic serv- ice. "He will take that under con- sideration but no final decision has been said Nixon. Introducing Bush, 46, who has been in Congress since 1967, Nixon said: "He has big shoes to fill but I am sure he will meet that challenge." For his part, Bush declared, "It's a great and awesome re- sponsibility" and asserted, "I consider myself a very lucky guy." Bush, travelled miles this year in his race for senator. He failed. Democrat Lloyd Bent- sen racked up voles against the Bush polled. Bush was born in Massachu- setts and reared in Connecticut. He trained as a Navy pilot in Corpus Christ! and has lived mostly In Houston since the war. GtCORGE BUSH Nixon's choice His first job here was with an oilfield supply company in Odes- sa. Ten years later he owned, with two friends, Ihe Zapata Off- shore Co. of Midland and Hous- ton. He resigned from being its president when running for Con- gress in 1966. Bush has been defeated for a Senate seat before. He lost to See BUSH, Pg. 6A All Indicators Up At 4th Hour End Industrials were up 5.13, trans- portation was up .25, and utili- ties were up .29, at the end of fourth hour trading Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. The New York Composite was up .18. Volume was snares, reported the Abilene of- fice of Schneider, Bernet and Hickman, Inc. Front Chills Big Country, to Panhandle now NEWS INDEX Amusements Brirloe BC Cloiiifitd 2-7D Comici UC Ediioriali IOC 7C Hospital Patienli 28 Obituaries............. 2A Sown 4-7B Tr> Your Cool Health 7C TV Womtn'l Niwt.......2-SC Big Country residents shivered Thursday nighl as a fast moving cold front, whirh passed through Abilene about 4 p.m. Thursday, dropped the temperature 43 degrees in a matter of hours. The same cold front gave resi- dents of the Texas Panhandle a taste of winter as light snow spread through a narrow belt the Canadian Diver. The high Thursday was a warm 74 and the low, nftcr the cold front came through, was a chilly 31. The weatherman said a warm- ing trend was due lo set in right away, however, and Ihe Iher- monictcr should reach the hiRh 50s on Saturday and be b.uk in the 70s on Monday. The Weather Bureau Is not forecasting rain in connection with the cold front. Scattered showers fell .it the some time in parts of North Cen- tral and Northeast Texas as the latest cold front shoved deeper Into the state, dropping temper- atures sharply. There also were a few showers near the Upper Texas Coast. The snow, too light to meas- ure, spread from Ihe New Mexi- co line eastward past Dumas, ChanninR, Amarillo and Pampa and jouUraard to near Plain- view, generally stopping after a short time. It cropped up behind a cold front which pushed as far south before dawn as a line linking Tcxarkana, Tyler, Austin and Del Rio and was due to move into the Gulf of Mexico by eve- ning. Freezing weather nipped 'he Panhandle-Plains sector and o'her areas nf West and North Texas as the mercury plunged 35 to 40 degrees in WEATHER US DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE NIIIMUI wnttitr Itorlit IWIltflir Pfl. 1I-B) APILEHE VICINITY (HVmHi md.ult ClfMr to partly cloudy and COI4 F" ina loriOM. liiv, lodJy wr Jt lew twi-jM 31 Sjitifdjr Sftl Airdl rerthwly IJ In 70 mp.h. tnflAY. twcrrAiing to 10 lo II SJTwraay. N9 run TIMPERATUPH Ttiunur p m. frdiy rm. 71 71 JOO 7t i ca 70 1 to ,1........ t.oo 41 J.tn M i.u i on 11 10.00 It 1) Hign low fof risuTi rnoiif im unj Jl. a-d low far dait tut yMr: 11 Vifxrl Mil rlgM: IU pm. Svmln l-xir: im., lunul nnlgM: I.II p rn. rMdtafl it nnon: 713] In room n pw ami. places from the top marks reg- istered Thursday afternoon. Headings near dawn In central and southern areas of the state still stood in the mild 60s, how- ever. Scattered showers moved through the north, central and east sections of the state, mean- while, around .Mineral Wells, Greenville, Paris, Tyler, Pales- tine and Waco. Another area of Miower activity stretched from Galveston up the coast into Louisiana. Patches of dense fog formed, meanwhile, In coastal areas from around Beaumont, Port Arthur and Houston to Victoria ,-md inland as far as College Station. Forecasts promised an even colder night nearly everywhere in Ihe stale, with readings as low as 2.1 degrees In the south- west part of the state, 23 In the Panhandle, 28 In Ihe north cen- tral section and .12 In the north- east. Temperatures plunged this morning after another day of rear record warmth Thursday, when ranged up to B2 at Alice and Brownsville, and ftl -ihc Wilton's hlRh-al McAllen. At DAlhart, behind tho cold (rent, tha (op mark 69, ;