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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1970, Abilene, Texas gfcflene _____________________ "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TKXAg, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 12, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS IQe SUNDAY "Associated Filibuster Threatens New SST Compromise Will it bark or meow? London pet shop owner Roy Tutt says these balls of. fluff are something zoologists said could never hap- they are half dog and half cat Winters Pushing Civic Betterment By WALLY SIMMONS Reporter-News Stale Editor WINTERS Winters officials went to the people Friday night to find out what kind of Improvements they'd like to see made in the community. They 8 Guilty In Vote Fraud Trial BROWNSVILLE, Tex. (AP) A federal court Jury Friday con- victed eight of 12 defendants in the Starr County vote fraud trial. U. S. Dist. Judge Reynaldo Garza declared a mistrial in the case of four of the defendants after a jury of seven women and five men reported they were un- able to reach a verdict. Convicted were Starr County Sheriff Rene Solis, Eberto Bar- rcra, Fcderico Pilon, Conccpcion Alaniz, Guadalupe Morado, Max Gaytan, Raul Villareal and San- tiago "Jimmy" Clarke. The judge declared a mislrial for Kene Jorge Gonzalcs, County Commissioner Amando Pena, Minnie Garcia and Leonel Solis Sr. Windsor Manager Dies Suddenly Joe A. Reed, manager of the Windsor Hotel for many years, died about midnight Friday at Hendrick Memorial Hospital inlensive care unit after a sud- den illness. Funeral arrangements are pending at North's Funeral Home. got considerable response immediately and laid the groundwork for more in the near future. The occasion was s "civic betterment" meeting called by various officials and civic leaders. Over 100 citizens attended the affair held in the Community Center. Four officials spoke to the group, then the meeting was thrown open for suggestions, complaints and discussion: Subjects brought up ranged from a new hospital to an appreciation day for the chief of police. Forms were provided for those attending to write down any suggestions for improving the community. They are to be studied so officials can determine the desires of a majority of the people. Bank president Woodrow Watts, who served as moderator on the program, urged the audience to think about whether they wanted such things as a new hospilal, city paving project, improvement of parks and if they'd be willing to pay for it. Speakers were Mayor Wade While; Jake Joyce, chairman of the Winters Housing Project; .John.W. Norman, chairman of the North Runnels Hospital board of directors; and Carroll Sea WINTERS, Pg. ored from a black cat and a Scottish terrier. They look like dogs at the front ind cats at the back. These two have heads like dogs, but cat fur, whiskers and claws. (AP Wirephbto) Impossible Mating Results in Dogais LONDON (AP) _ A pet shop owner claimed Friday he bred a dog and a cat and the cat gave birth to two offsprings which have some characteristics of both animals. He has called them "dogats." Roy Tutt, 50, insisted that ro- mance between his black cat and a Scottish terrier resulted in whatsis believed an impossi- ble mating. Tutt says that part of the time the dogats bark and part of the time they meow. They sport a dog's face but a cat's legs, claws, feet, fur and whiskers. WEATHER U. 3, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nlltonll Weattior Sevrice IWaattier Map Pg. 7D) ABILENE AND VICINITY [JO-mllB radius) Clear to partly cloudy and warmer Saturday and Saturday night Partly cloudy and turning colder Sunday allernoem. High Saturday 58, low Saturday night High Sunday 55, Southerly 10 to 15 mpti becoming northerly Sunday afternoon. TEMPERATURES M 34 33 33 3Z frt .p.m. 45 a 48 46 ............i 47 42 40 Ji 35 H 34 34 31 3d _ 42 High and lew for 24-hours ending 9 p.m.: 49 and High and low ume year: M and 28. Suntti lasl night: today: sunwl tonight: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: H.76. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 58 WASHINGTON (AP) Sen- ate foes of any more spending for the supersonic transport vowed Friday to stop the pro- ject permanently with a wall of words. Senate leaders said a fi- libuster would mean "all bets are off" as to when Congress fi- nally adjourns. Sen. William Proxmire, D- Wis., told his colleagues the House-Senate conference which Thursday night approved a compromise million SST development fund was stacked in favor of the project. He said he and other anli-SST senators were "denied and ig- nored" when they sought a seat on the conference. Senior mem- bers of the committees con- cerned normally are named. Proxmire pleaded with the Senate to change its rules to al- low Ihe winning side on Senate voles a fighting chance to pre- vail in the conferences that work out differences between Senate and House bills. Four of the seven Senate con- ferees had voted for the SST, he said, and most House members firmly favored it. Proxmire was the author of an amendment deleting from the Transportation Appropria- tions bill the million federal subsidy President Nixon wanted to continue development of two SST prototypes. The House earlier had ap- proved the full amount. The compromise would keep Ihe program alive, furnishing funds to Boeing and General Electric, prime SST contrac- tors. If approved it would bring total federal SST spending close to the billion-dollar level. In a Senate speech Proxmire and his Wisconsin colleague, Sen. Gaylord Nelson, promised they would never allow that to happen. Proxmire said he will stay on the Senate floor from the mo- ment the conference report reaches the Senate floor until the Senate that may now he. The report will be voted on in the House Monday. Nelson declared: "If they in- sist, I'll lalk as long as I'm able. They better start putting tur- keys in the (lining room for Christmas, and for New Year's probably longer than even that." The two senators said they'll not try to halt consideration or passage of any other legislation, PLAYOFF RESULTS Class AA Iowa Park Haskell Refugio Friendswood Class A Sonora Petersburg Pflugerville White Oak 14 13 26 7 49 8 7 6 not even the transportation bill if the SST funds are removed from it and considered sep- arately. The SST funds make up only a small part of the bill, which would appropriate more than billion for various purposes, many of them with strong sup- porters in Congress. Tt includes funds to operate Hie U.S. Coast Guard, the Fed- eral Aviation Administration, the Department of Transporta- tion, the Federal Railroad Ad- ministration, the Civil Aeronau- tics Board, the St. Lawrence Seaway Corp., and the Inter- slate Commerce Commission. It has money for highway beautification, traffic and high- way safety, airport construction and for urban mass transport systems. Attached to the bill Is a sep- arate, billion-plus trust fund earmarked chiefly to continue work on the interstate highway system. Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield said a filibuster could delay adjournment indefi- nitely. Mansfield had no immediate comment on Proxmire's sugges- tion that rules for appointing Senate conferees be changed. TODAY'S NEWS INDEX Farmers will have almott unlimited planting of cotton under a new farm bill. ttory it on Pg.-1-D, with more details of other rule changes scheduled to run in the Sunday edition of The Reporter-News. 7B Bridge SA Classified 3-7D Comici............... 6, 7C Editorial! 2D Farm ID Horoscope ...............8A MtrfcMi I, 9C Obituirta.............. 9A Oil.....................4A Sporti 1-6B TV 7D TV Women'i News.........2, 3C Laird Denies Air Escalation During Stormy Hearing JLUJJUM ALL SOIP OUT THERE, TOO.' ANO ONLV II SHOPPING PAW LEFT.1 WASHINGTON (AP) _ Secre- tary of Defense Melvin R, Laird challenged Friday contentions of.Senate critics that the United States has escalated air strikes against Nortfi Vietnam. Laird, in a stormy session with the Foreign Relations Com- mittee, also disputed charges that the public had been misled over reconnaissance flights in the North and the purpose of a raid on the Son Tay prison com- pound there. The secretary went before the committee to support the ad- ministration's request for million in supplemental military aid this fiscal year to several nations Including Cambodia, but some committee members chose Instead to debate Indochi- na policy with him. Several hours after Laird ap- peared, the Senate Appropria- tions Committee approved a money bill containing of military and economic aid funds, of which million would be for Cam- bodia. But except for mil- lion for credit sales to Israel, al- ready authorized, the panel made its action contingent on passage of the authorization bill before the Foreign Relations Committee. Chairman J. W. Fulbright, D- Ark., tfld Laird he thought the broadened bombing policy out- SENATE HEARING DEBATE REACHES FINGER-POINTING STAGE Sen. J. W. Fulbright, left, and Secretary Melvin Laird clash verbally lined by President Nixon Thurs- day night indicted the ariminis- (ration now seeks a settlement of the war "through the applica- tion of superior force on North Vietnam." But Laird responded that the war policy continues to be "based upon our desire for suc- cess in the negotiations" with the alternative of ending U.S. involvement through the Viet- namization program. Furthermore, said Laird, the U.S. air activity over North Vietnam is "substantially re- duced" from that of 1989 and early this year despite (he re- cent "protective reaction" raids against military targets and Nixon's warning of further sor- ties. Sen. Stuart Symington, D-Mo., onetime secretary of the Air Force, agreed with Fulbright that "It seems lo me we are es- calating the war over North Vietnam." Symington also charged there was no basis for administration claims lhal (here had been an October, 1968 agreement with Norlh Vielnam to allow U.S. re- connaissance flights over that country. In addition, he said, the public had been given the erroneous impression that those planes were not accompanied by armed fighter-bombers. "There was no declared Symington. "We sim- ply told them we would send- ing reconnaissance planes over their country." "Yes, and we also Informed them they would be responded Laird. Sen. Claiborne Pell, D-R.L, also questioned the existence of an "understanding" with the en- emy over reconnaissance flights. "What Is the Laird countered. ".Do you want to get away from the understandings? Do you want to start bombing the Although Nixon said Thursday night that U.S. planes would not allack antiaircraft barriers un- less fired upon, Laird said at one point that they could do so as soon as it was determined that the enemy's radar had "locked on" their flight pattern. In protracted sparring over the raid upon the Son Tay camp in North Vietnam, Fulbright suggested that U.S. officials might have known all along there were no American prison- ers there. Noting that Laird had Insisted repeatedly that there had been no breakdown in intelligence, Fuibright said "If there was no failure you knew there were no prisoners there." Record Number of Needy Asking Christmas Help Since 1015, generous Abilenians have come through wilh Ihc spirit of charily at Christmas lime lo provide food, clothing and children's toys for the underprivileged. Some BOO families a year have been helped through (he gifts of those who donale lo the Goodfellows, a loose knit group of people from several organizations. Each year as the deadline of Christmas draws near, the word Is passed that unless giving picks up, many of these families all certified as needy by Taylor County Welfare will go without even a toy for a hopeful child on Christmas Day. Ami almost each year, Abilenians and area residents push the goal 1 .to Uw top. This is one of (hose years, wilh only of a minimum goal of collected far in a drive lo provide help for a record number of applicants. Friday was one of Ihe biggest days in contributions thus far with a total of coming in to boost the drive over the mark, less than half of the goal. Syd Niblo, Goodfellows chairman, said Friday that 717 families have been certified for help so for, with at least 100 more requests not yet processed. "Last said Niblo, "only families were certified." Each family, explained Mrs. Lou Wayte, supervisor of county welfare, Is Investigated as to the extent of its need. She that tbii yew "more families not known to us have been asking for aid than ever before." Many of the people, she said, are not necessarily longtime welfare recipients but have been sick or injured heads-of-lhe- houschold who have not been able to work. So many families barely have the essentials, she said, with no money left to buy children toys or have a special Christmas meal. The requests continue to pour Into the fund. Families with 10, even 13, children ask for "any help you can give us." Visits to the houses of these persons over the years have produced pictures of barefoot Children, broken windows, danfcroui looking electrical systems all the manifestations of poverty imaginable, some even without indoor plumbing. Many families, requesting aid, thank the fund for coming through each Christmas. Still others, whose conditions have improved, have become regular donors to the fund, snowballing the effects of suoh charily. Probably no one needs to have awakened on Christmas morning and found nothing under the tree to understand how a child must feel when that happens. Latest Contributors: Anonymous 5.00 Mrs. Carl Springer 10.00 Misses Theresa and Sara Lee 50.00 Mr, Mrs. F. B. Altman W.M. Patterson in Memory of Ben Richey 15.00 Mr. Mrs. Harvey Baker 25.00 Anonymous 10.00 King Solomon Baptist Church 20.00 Woman's Auxiliary of Temple Mizpak 10.00 Mrs. Fred C. Hughes 10.00 Nan S. Gullahom 10.00 Chas., Dee Evelyn Snell 5.00 In Honor of our Overseas Servicemen, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2012 25.00 Mrs. Gerald E. Gibson 5.00 Anonymous 25.00 Haj. Mrs. Max B. Olson 10.00 Mrs. Ann R. Rottenberry 10.00 Mr. Mrs. Robert H. Prewitl, Jr. 100.00 F. R. Pond Minneapolis, Minn. 20.00 Mary Piorson 5.00 Mr. Mrs. John C. Ward 25.00 In memory of C. J. (Jack) Lighlfool, Mr. Mrs. C. A. Morris 10.00 The Ladies ol WWI Auxiliary No. 1667 25.00 M. M. Edwards 50.00 Harry W. Howard 10.00 Dr. Mrs. Ed Dressen 20.00 Mr. Mrs. Frank Antilley 10.00 Mr Mrs. Lynn H. Cook 100.00 Mr. i Mrs. Coke Mlngus 5.00 Mr. Mrs. George EX Henslee Tom Ellouise 8.00 100.00 Mr. Mrs. Vernon B. Cox 25.00 Mr. Mrs. W. C. Sikes 5.00 Mr. Mrs. W. Ben Shahan 10.00 Caroline T. Chambers 25.00 Mr. Mrs. Sidney Holmes In lieu of Christmas cards to local friends Mr. Mrs. Herbert R. Wright, Jr. Mrs. Geo. H. Swlnney 10.00 Mrs. EUle Pearee 10.00 Lee Nancy Moore 1S.OO Abilene Authorized New Car Dealers Assn. H.OQ Previously Acknowledged ;