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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1970, Abilene, Texas Wsyt Ibflrne "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 90TH YEAH, NO. 185 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 15, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc DAILY-25c SUNDAY Auoeiatad By ELUE RUCKER Why Sit in Dark At Handel's Messiah? Q. Abilene Is to be commended for lls recent and very fine rendition of Handel's "Messiah." The programs were beautifully printed and gave (nil conleil, bat why most we sit In the dark and not be able to read them? We carried our binoculars, but (ailed to carry oar flash- light. A. Bob Burroughs, "Messiah" director, explained most professional concerts are performed with the audience lights out because of the lighting effects on the cur- tain. It's difficult to do much with lighting with (he audience lights on. Also, he feels it's distracting to have the lights on because people are watching each other instead of the performance. The programs, he said, may be read before and after the concert. Q. I'd like to know If some eating places Hill be open Christmas day. He live In llamlln, but will be coming to Abilene on Christmas day and want to eat there. A. You shouldn't have any problem, the first five Motel-Restaurants we called will be open on Christmas which leads us to believe that most of the motels keep their restaurants open that day. A few indepen- dent restaurants will also be open and well send you a list of those. Q. You suggested the other day to sprinkle lemon or lime Juice on bananas to keep Inem from taming dark la gela- tin. I ran onto something by accident that works real place foil over the bowl. I don't know why It works, bnt It works. My friends said i should share this. A. We're for anything that works, thanks for writing. Our home economists can't explain why foil works either. They say the atr causes bananas to darken and that plastic wrap should work better than foil because a tighter seal is formed. Anyway, a combination of citrus juice and plastic wrap or foil over the bowl should do the job. Q. I'd like to know why my rings, watch or any other metals turn my skin black? Is It the lack of something In my system? A. A local Jeweler says, "A jillion things can cause it." It could be chemical reac- tion to medicines you're sulphur; some cosmetics will react with metal it could be (he hand lotion you're using. The time of year affects this too, perspiration can cause it or your body could have an over-acid condition which would bring about skin darkening." Q. One day last week on the Dinah Shore Show she gave (he recipe for a solution to soak the trunk of the Christ- mas tree In to keep It fresh and make II less flammable. I missed getting the exact amounts ol the Ingredients. Do you think yon might be able to find out the recfpe? A. By the time we obtained Dinah Shore's recipe, your tree would be ready for the trash collector. How about a recipe from a local tree nursery? To one gallon HOT water add and mix four tablespoons microniied iron for plants (any nursery has two cups light com syrup, four teaspoons chlorinated household bleach. Saw diagonally one inch off the base of the tree to remove any clotted resin. Pour the above solution in the tree holder. Store remaining solution at room temperature and add daily to the container. When the solution is gone, continue to add warm water daily. This reduces the fire hazard and keeps the tree fresh. Q. I may be a trivia fanatic, bnt have been wondering what is the most fre- quently dialed phone number In Abilene? I think It's the weather bureau. A. The weather bureau probably thinks to loo, but you know what, you're both wrong. The directors of Southwestern Bell Tele- phone say it's the Time and Temperature Service 672-2881. Address qnestlons to Action Line, Boi 3t, Abilene, Texas Names will not be used bnt qnestlons must be signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbers If possible. What's for Christmas? Many Abilene children are wondering' what Santa will bring for Christmas and Abilene Goodfellows are giving Santa a hand in providing Christmas for many of the city's needy children. A four-year-old girl and her brother hopefully check out a present from under their Christmas tree. Their mother shopped the Goodfellows Store Monday for toys. (Staff Photo by Don Blakley) Only 10 Days to Christmas, Goodfellows Need Only 10 days until Christmas and the Goodfellows fund still lacks over towards a goal of If Abilene's needy families are to have a Mem- Christmas, then contributions must come in at a rate of about per day. Tuesday morning's mail brought in an additional to bring the overall total received to date to FAYE MURPHY, secretary of the Goodfellows, said Monday that so far 450 persons had qualified to buy toys at the store at North 2nd and Cedar. That store is for toys only. Food and clothing are bought wiih Goodfellow scrip at local retail stores. The deadline for requesting help has passed but contribu- tions can be sent to Goodfellows, Abilene Reporter-News, P. 0. Box 30. Abilene Texas 79604. The Goodfellows have received hundreds of mostly for food, clothing and toys for children. Some ask for just any "help" that can be given. ABILENIANS have tradi- tionally opened their hearts and their pockelbooks at Christmas time to contribute lo the Good- fellows to help insure a happier Christmas for the city's less fortunate. Both large and small con- tributions are being made, and all are most welcomed by the Gnodfellows. Arriving Tuesday was from the Central Texas Iron Works employes as well as from a young girl. Latest Contributors: Neva Neeper St. Paul Methodist Church Business Professional Womcns SS Oass 10.00' Anonymous 1H.OO Frances Orville Dennis 10.00 Latin Class of Lincoln Jr. High 5.10 Unitarian Fellowship of Abilene 67.00 Mr. Mrs. Owen T. Stacy 10.00 Mr. Mrs. James G. Hlnes 15.00 In lieu of Christmas Cards lo Abilene friends Kay Pierce 5.00 Mrs. Horace Condlcy 10.00 In lien of Christmas Cards to Abilene frtrndi Mr. 4 Mrs. Roy Carwile 8.00 Mr. i Mrs. A. R. Bamhill 10.00 Mr. Mrs. L. T. Hawsey 5.00 Beaton Sunday School Class St. Paul Methodist Church 15.00 C. E. Chancellor 25.00 L G. i Helen Rhodes 25.00 Central Texas Iron Works Employes Benevolent Fund 350.00 Anonymous 1.00 Mr. i Mrs. Marion Barr 10.00 Collections made through T.V. Cable Service 81.00 Lois V. Adams 10.09 Anonymous 10.00 Mrs. Waller E. Jarrett 15.00 Harvesters Class First United Methodist Church 10.00 In lieu of Christmas Cards Capt. t Mrs. Robert A. Damico 15.00 Walter Adams, Jr. 10.00 Anonymous 10.00 Anonymous 25.00 In lieu of Christmas Cards to friends in Abilene-Ruby Compere 10.00 Happy Holiday Season to All our Big Country Friends-Mr. Mrs. Henry H. McGinty 10.00 Mr. 4 Mrs. Ray Dick, Clyde, Texas 5.00 Mr. Mrs. A. M. Cooper 5.00 Mr. Mrs. W. R. Sparks 5.00 F. A. and Ruby D. Lee 10.00 Alden L. Lanca'ster 7.50 Jayne, Steve and Kent Strain 10.00 In lieu of Christmas Cards to friends in Abilene-Ruby Dell Browder 10.00 WEATHER Ul. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE NaliMUl Wtllktr Itnrict IWlimir Pg. }A) ABILENE AND VICINITY milt ridiul) Fair ana tony. Brian) and Ufdntidiy. Hign lodiy ntar to. low U, riign wwnfidjf ftigh Wi. Windt IfcmwtlTffty 10 to 30 M.P.H. in gull lo 30 m p.n. wind art out en ill irll Uktt TEMPERATURES MM. p.m. TIM. l.m. SO Anonymous 6.00 Ethel McCall 50.00 Mr. i Mrs. A. A. Story 10.00 Mr. Mrs. John Guitar, Jr. 25.00 Anonymous 3.00 The Herb Exploration Co. 10.00 H. V. Hayes Sr. 5.00 Instead of Xmas card to Mr Abilene Friends Mr. Mrs. Britton Smartt 5.00 Mr. Mrs. C. Seaton Barker 10.00 Joanie Forbes 1.25 Pam, Patty and Paula Pruitt. Cisco, Tex. 7.50 Mell Peterson 5.00 Taylor County Citizens Radio Assn. 50.00 Westminster Class of First Central Presbyterian Church in memory ol George Bramley and Fred Logan 15.00 In memory of L. V. James from the Rolling Seventies IDjOO Cooper High School O.E.A: 6.00 Cactus Lions Club 50.00 Mr- and Mrs. Herbert Burton in lieu of Christinas cards 10.00 Previously Acknowledged Total to Date Previously Acknowledged X Total Dale .......9.27iJt Goal ..............1S.5M.M Navy Plane Down 10 Feared Killed By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) A U.S. Navy courier plane crashed today shortly after it was launched from the carrier Ranger in the Tonkin gulf, and the six Ameri- cans and four Filipinos aboard were feared killed. A spokesman said two bodies had been recovered, and there were no signs of survivors. First reports said all aboard were Americans, but later Ihe Navy announced that four of Ihe passengers were Filipino repair- men employed by Ihe Navy in Ihe Philippines. The plane, a twin-engine, prop-driven. C2A Greyhound, was on its way back to its base at the Cubi Point Naval Air Sta- tion in the Philippines with six passengers and four crewmen. It was delivering mail and per- sonnel from ship to.shore and "went down shortly after nor- mal catapult Die Navy said. Ships and helicopters of the carrier task force in the Tonkin gulf.were making an extensive search. Identification of the 10 Ameri- cans was withheld until their next of kin were notified. Meanwhile, South Vietnamese" headquarters reported two gre- nades ripped through a crowd praying in a Buddhist temple in the Mekong Delia Monday night, killing 17 Vietnamese and wounding 87. It was the second successive night grenades had taken a high loll in Ihe Delta. On Sunday night a grenade killed 11 Viet- namese and wounded 50 in a crowd of villagers watching the community television set. The government said Viet Cong terrorists hurled two gre- At Ordination Colin P. Kelly 3d brows Teen Cheers MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP> A spontaneous cheer went up from a group of teen-agers at the close of an unusual ordina- tion at Trinity Episcopal Church here Monday night. The cheer was for Colin P. Kelly 3d, an Episcopal minister, who has worked since May here as deacon. His duties were mostly with the young, the teen-agers who knew little about the heroism of Kelly's father. Captain Colin P. Kelly Jr., America's first World War II hern. When his son was 19 months old, Capt. Kelly died in a nam- ing crash of his bomber Dec. 9, 1941, two days after the United Slates entered the war. Capt. Kelly was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Serv- ice Cross. And President Frank- lin D. Roosevelt wrote the now famous letter in 1911 "To the President of the United Slates in 1956" asking that young Kelly be considered at that time for appointment to West Point. Young Kelly went to West Point, but did it on his own. tak ing the examinations and ing the Presidential nomir.aliun. After graduation from (he academy he became a captain in the tank corps. In he took a five-year leave of ab- sence from the Army and en- tered the Divinity School ol the Protestant Episcopal Church in Philadelphia. Father Kelly will serve two more years at Trinity before he becomes an Army chaplain. Father Kelly's ordination was unusual in several ways. It was the first ordination held in the church. Usually they are per- Markets Mixed At 3rd Hour End Industrials were down 2.60, transportation 'was down .46, and utilities were up .X, at the end of third hour trading Tues- day on the New York Stock Ex- change. The New York Com- posite was down .07. Volume was 8550.000 shares, reported the Abilene office ol Schneider, Bernet and Ilickman, Inc. formed in the diocese's cathe- dral. The liturgy was pared down and rephrased into contempo- rary English and two guitarists and a bass player strummed folk songs during the commun- ion. Bishop Robert L. DeWitt.of the Episcopal Diocese of Penn- sylvania, ordained Kelly be- cause he went to school in Phil-. adelphia. He warned the young priest of the difficulties in being an ordained minister in this tur- bulent age. "You must know when to be wise and when to be a fool for Christ's he said. nades Into the temple at Long Trung, 44 miles southwest of Saigon. But officers in Ihe field said they were still Investigate Ing. The government also blamed the Viet Cong for the grejjade explosion Sunday night 65; miles southwest of Saigon. BuUoffk cers in the field said that'gre- nade apparently slipped off-.the belt of a South dierwhb was drunk. The soldier was killed.-: j" The U.S. Command belafedly disclosed two incidents lastSat- urday In which seven Ameri- cans were lulled and two wound- ed: -.-J. In one, an eight -man 'infantry patrol got into old American mine field, just south of the de- militarized zone in the dark Sat- urday night, and six of the men were killed and Ihe other two wounded. The patrol was from the 1st Brigade, 5lh Mechanized Infantry Division, I On Saturday morning, an Air Force F4 Phantom fighter- bomber was hit by ground fire over the Plain of Jars in Laos. Informed sources told AP Cor- respondent Michael Putzel that Ihe canopy of the plane flew off, one of the two crewmen .para- chuted Into the jungle, and ene- my troops killed him. They.said Ihe other flier flew the pJane back to a base in Thailanq-.and landed unhurt. Sonic Boom Suit- Requests BEAUMONT, -Tex. (AP) Thomas V. Fechner ol Long- view, Tex., filed a suit in federal court Monday alleg- ing an Air Force plane's sonic boom cracked concrete.' In a foundation slab and. caused other damage. He said that thi claim he had submitted to UM Air Force was rejected. Sailors Phone In Gripes to 'CAPT' SAN DIEGO, Calif. fAP) When sailors at the Miramar Naval Air Station have a com- plaint, they are encouraged (o pick up the phone and call the base commander. By dialing C-A-P-T, the men may unload their grouses and suggestions directly on Capt. A. Chandler Jr., lop man on a base with 4.000 men and about 1.500 dependents. After reviewing the calls, Chandler answers them person- ally in the base newspaper, Jet Journal. In (he five weeks of (he program, he has answered near- ly 250. Not only that, Mrs. Chandler takes calls from wives and oth- er dependents who dial A-H-O-Y on the base telephone exchange. While leaving big problems lo her husband, she replies in de- tail in the newspaper to ques- tions such as "Why does the base nursery cost so Her answer to that one: "It is an error for my callers to say they can hire a local sitter more cheaply." To a sailor, the commander's wife wrote that anyone may call her, particularly "if C-A-P-T happens to be She said, ''I myself have no authority to direct changes so all the com- ments really wind up in the same captain's shoulders.: But I nag a Callers to C-A-P-T and A-H- O-Y actually reach a recording device. Chandler listens to all messages later. feel that some people do not like to put their thoughts on paper, or simply neglect to do so." he said Monday. Calls have prompted Chandler to such decisions as allowing men to wear civilian clolhes in the mess hall and lengthening Ihe business hours in personnel facilities such as barber shops. One man asked Chandler why seats for officers are reserved at the base movie house. Chandler replied that only 194 scats out of are reserved and even those are open to all comers if emply..when the show begins. NEWS INDEX 5A Busineu SB Classified 10-138 Comics 9B I2B Hospital Patimtt........3A Obituaries 2A.4B Socrti 10-11A To Your Good Htalth___4A TV Loa Womtn't High Court Toughens on Criminal Trials 100 so 90 u II 91 91 U a a II 00 High arid low kr It heurl a m and rt. High ln> If lama lltl ynr: Maiili. lurul lltl nigM: III lunrlw iMtr: Ml ttintl IvrtM: B m. Trading al now V U. r ti won: 11 atr crnt. By BARRY SCIWEIf) Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Helped by Harry Blackmun, Ihe newest justice, the Supreme Court took a tougher stand to- day on (he rights of defendants in Mate criminal trials. In a 5-4 ruling, the court up- held Ihe murder conviction of a Georgia man even though he did not have a chance to cross-ex- amine an alleged co-conspirator whose testimony linked him lo Ihe crime. The decision split Ihe Justice] along conservative-liberal lines and Indicated that Blackmun's elevation bench by Presi- dent'Nixon produced i alive majority. The four left the old liberal majority of the Warren court that produced 5-4 rulings going Ihe other way, complained (hat the decision is "completely Inconsistent with recent opinions of thus court." They said Ihe defendant's rights had been clearly violated and that he was entitled to a new trial without use of the damag- ing testimony. The ca.se Involves (he first-de- gree murder conviction ol Alex S. Evans In Ihe 1965 slaying of Gwinnett County'police officer Jerry Everett. The dispute was over Ihe of a single sentence of testimony. Lynwnod W. Shiw, i prosecu- tion witness, WM permitted In (ell the Jury whit he chimed he had heard from a fellow prison- er who also had been indicted m the crime. According to Shaw, the prisoner, Venson Williams, had told him: "If it hadn't been for (hat dirty......, Alex Kvans. we wouldn't be in this now." Evans' defense lawyer object- ed lo Introduction of the .sen- tence since Williams was not m court lo be cross-examined. The U.S. Circuit Court in Richmond, Va., agreed with Ihe defense m 1961 that Evans1 rights had been violated. A new trial was or- dered but Georgia appealed to Ihe Supreme Court. List year, the first time the Supreme Court heard Ihe rut. (here were only eight justices. Obviously divided 44, the court announced it. was unable to reach a judgment and that the Evans case would be .reargued In the 1970-71 terms. By then, Nixon had named Bltckmun.lo the court and he was confirmed by the Senate. This nomination, settled'the case .and the involved. Blackmun lined up with Nixon's other man, chief Justice Warren E. Burger, and with Potter Stewart, Byron It. White and John M. lUrlan 19 form a majority, reverse .the Circuit Court and keep Evans in prison. Justices Hugo L. Rlick, Wil- liam 0. Douglu. William J, Brennin Jr. and Thurgood Mar- shall dlucnied. ;