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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 60THYEAR.NO. 188 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER -SIXTY PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Auoeiated Preu (ff) No Criticism of President Dust Helmet Clay Hale, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hale of 2560 Rounlree, improvised a way to keep the dust and wind out of his face in Tuesday's dust storm. His fourth grade class at Taylor Elementary School was making space helmets out of cardboard waste baskets, so he just turned his into ________a dust helmet Hereford Cattle No. 1, Angus Second in Texas By ELLJ.E RUCKEH Dust Storm Worst Since Early 50's The Big Country turned a strange yellowish-gray color Tuesday afternoon as the worst dust storm since the early 50's blew in. The storm, with wind gusts up to 53 miles per hour, hit Abilene at about 3 p.m. Tuesday, and did minor damage to some down- town store buildings. The gusty wind? blew dust in from the Panhandle and South Plains covering Texas as far Eouth as Austin, as far west as the Texas-New Mexico border, and as far cast as Fort Worth. C. E. Sitchlcr, meteorologist at the National Weather Service, caid, "I haven't seen anything like it since Ihe early 50s." Sitchlcr said the dust storms are unusual for this time of year and they are more frequent in the spring. He said Tuesday's storm was caused by high winds and a very Intense low pressure front over the Panhandle. "This isn't local weatherman James Doty said. "It Is coming In from the Plains. They arc behind on their rainfall up there." During Tuesday's Rtorm, visibility reached as low as three-eights of a mile. Doty said a pilot reported to the National Weather Service that the lop of the dust storm reached feet. OAV9 'TIL CHnlJlTIVI AS Q. Can yon find out what are the three leading breeds of cattle In Texas? I'm guessing Hereford first and Angus second. A. You're a good guesser. According to Dept. of Agriculture records, Hereford is number one, Angus number two and Brahman number three. Charolais Is moving toward third place pretty fast and within a year or so could take third place. Santa Gertrudis is number four. Q. Concerning the "Messiah" concert. I'm wondering. .In an audltortnm which Is reputed to he almost "arnns- Hcally why did the soloist need microphones? A. At least half of the solos were accom- panied by strings, flutes, clarinets, oboes and bassoons. Bob Burroughs, "Messiah'1 director, said in certain portions the strings couldn't play softly enough and covered the soloist's voice. A mike was provided so the so'oists wouldn't have to strain or over-sing, and the strings could play at their usual dynamic level. The mike was optional, some of the soloists stood far enough behind It that their voices weren't picked up. It was an optional tool; whether it was used was up to the singer. Q. I Immensely the Nell Diamond concert last week. Could you tell me something of his background and where I could write him? A. He was born In the Coney Island sec- tion of Brooklyn, attended New York University, but spent more time singing songs and peddling them to publishers than in class. As a result he failed academic musical appreciation courses, lie's 30 years old, extremely independent and doesn't gen- erally grant interviews. He is a loner, doesn't like to reveal much of his personal background and values freedom above all other traits. Write him at 9046 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90069. Q. Regarding the beat-up Skeeter- Eater we won at the Fair In September. Thanks for checking and trying 10 get It replaced, 'twas a good try we'd planned lo loan It to you during stater season, but we're still waiting for the mailman to deliver It. Looks like both oC ni are born losers! Now I nrrd the address of Al Capp. Can yon helpT A. There was a slight mix-up with the skeeler-eater. This time (after learning you still had not received It) the manager of the pest control agency delivered It to you per- sonally-and In "factory condition." You can write Al Capp at Capp Enterprises, Beaver Place, Boston. Address question lo Action Line, Box II, Abilene, Texas 7W4. Names will not be utd bit questions mail be signed addresses gives. Please Include telephone numbers It possible. Nickel Blames White House Staff Meddling By STAN BENJAMIN WASHINGTON (AP) For- mer Secretary ol the Interior Walter J. Hiekel says presiden- tial staff members came be- tween him and President Nixon, and created an "isolation of thought" at the White House. Starr members meddled In de- partment affairs, Hickcl said, and may have tried to keep him away from the President be- cause they feared he could per- suade Nixon In favor of pro- grams they opposed. Hiekel, fired by the President Nov. 25 after two stormy years in the Cabinet, told The Asso- ciated Press in an exclusive in- terview: "There is a direction going in the While House, at the staff level, that I disagree with." He carefully avoided any crit- icism of President Niion, how- ever. In fact, said Hiekel, whenever he did see the President he found him receptive, ready to "light up" at a good idea. Hiekel, heading back to Alas- ka spend Christmas with friends, to rest, to think" vague on his future, but indicated he will try to bring a positive, hopeful attitude to the the "negative" political campaign he said the Republican party waged this fall. To the youth of America, whom he saw as disappointed at his dismissal, Hiekel said: "Don't give up." Here are excerpts from the in- terview: Hiekel, how do you feel now about the hectic two years that ended with a person- al dismissal by the President? sometimes think to themselves, 'If I ever get there, this Is what I'll but so often when they get there, they really lose the reason why they wanted to get there. I never lost thai reason. I made up my mind I would change' certain things. Allowable Takes 2nd Cutback AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) The Texas Railroad Commission set the January oil production al- lowable at 83.1 per cent of poten- tial today, dropping the allow- able for the second straight month. The allowable rose for four straight months to a peak of 87.3 per cent In November before the commission cut It to 83.5 for December. Maximum production for Jan- urary was estimated at barrels a day, compared with in December. Actual production next month, however, was estimated at bar- rels daily, or above what the major purchasers of Texas crude oil requested. Ten of the 14 major buyers asked for the same amount of oil In January as in December, two wanted less and two sought more oil next month. Nominations by major pur- chasers for January, In barrels per day: Atlantic Richfield Chevron Oil Co.-Western Di- vision Cities Service Oil Co. Continental Oil Co. Diamond-Shamrock Corp. 000. Gulf Oil Corp. Humble Oil and Refining Co. Mobil Oil Corp. Pan American Petroleum Corp. Phillips Petroleum Corp. 115.- 000. Shell Oil Corp. Sun Oil Co. Texaco Inc. Union Oil Co. of California Indicators Down At 4lh Hour End Industrials were down 6.61, transportation was down .38 and utilities were down .58, near the end of fourth hour trading Wed- ncsdiy on the New York Stock Exchange. The New York Com- posite was down .12. Volume was shares, reported the Abilene office of Schneider, Bcrnet ind Hldonin, Inc. This Is what I did. And that's why I feel so free as I leave, because I have noth- ing to apologize for____ you were fired, you wondered out loud why the President had hired you In the first place; did he give you any idea, In the beginning, what he wanted you to do? not at that time. His statement when he Introduced me was that he wanted me to bring vision and a new ap- proach to Interior, and that's exactly what I was trying to do. I was carrying out what I thought was not only my view- point but that of the administra- tion, and at no time was I ever criticized by the President for those many controversial ac- tions, or for any direction I took on pollution and the environ- ment mean while you were secretary, the President was oc- casionally saying: "You're doing a good Especially on envi- ronment and pollution matters. how do you account for the strained relationship that developed between you and the White House? man In the White House with those burdensome responsibilities can only react in the way the Input gets to him. Any reaction I had from lha President was always on a posi- tive, imaginative basis for solv- ing problems. He'd light up when I'd talk to him about pro- gram proposals, like my 20-year financing plan for municipal waste-treatment construction. But that's one of the programs I lost, and I think I last It because I never talked to the President directly again about 1L I think It was lost at the staff level. Polish Riots Over Price Hikes Kill WARSAW (AP) Six persons were killed and scores more in- jured in two days of rioting over price Increases in the northern Polish city of Gdansk, the Pol- ish Press Agency reported to- day. Rioting also was reported In the nearby Baltic cities of Gdy- nia and Sopot. The protests against price rises set off street battles, arson and looting on Monday and Tuesday in the first major dis- turbances reported In Poland since early 1968. The official news agency did not mention disorders in Gdynia and .Sopot but diplomatic in- formants and Radio Gdansk broadcasts had said earlier that bloody outbursts also gripped those areas. They said fires raged in the old section of Gdansk. The news agency dispatch was the first official word on the disorders. The news agency's account blamed the outbursts on hooli- gans and adventurers. It said: "Using the situation which arose among the crew of the Gdansk shipyards, adventurist and hooligan elements having nothing in common with the working class, demolished and burned several public buildings and looted several shops (more than Murders of intervening police were committed. There were also many heavily Injured who are now hospitalized. As a result of these clashes caused by hooligans, six persons were killed and ten were Injured. "Firm steps undertaken by in More Goodfellows Than From Goal Before the week Is out, over 500 persons are expected to shop the Goodfellow Store for toys, but the Goodfellows are still short of its goal by over Wednesday morning's mail brought in bringing the overall total received lo date to towards the goal of Many Abilene families are counting on the Goodfollows to help them have a Merry Christ- mas. Hundreds of letters have been received asking for for children. Pleas are for clothes, shoes and toys. Scrip will be given lo the needy for food and clothes. The deadline for requesting help is past but contributions to the fund may be sent lo Good- fellows. The Abilene Reporter- Bogus Is Holiday Gift Would a gift of a counterfeit bill Indicate a lack of sincerely on the part of the giver? An Abilene woman musl have wondered about that Wednesday morning as she was told by employes of the Ben Franklin store at 1301 Butternut that Ihe bill she had jusl tried to spend was a counterfeit. According to a police spokesman, the woman lold Ihe Investigating officer that she had received the bill as a Christmas present. A number of. counterfeit bills have turned up In the Abilene area recently.________ News, P. 0. Box 30, Abilene, Texas 79604. Latest contributions: Anonymous 10.00 The Loom Needle 5.00 Mr. i Mrs. R. C. Harrison 2.50 Anonymous 5.00 Dr. Mrs. Virgil E. Bottom 10.00 Mr. Mrs. Carl Shoults 23.00 Melinda Ann Stone 5.00 Anonymous 5.00 Mr. Mrs. L. R. Cobb 10.00 Anonymous 10.00 Mr. Mrs. Dell Bynum 5.00 Mr. Mrs. Allen Baird and Mike, Steve and Lee 25.00 In memory of Mr. Mrs. D. H. Jefferies, Jr. and Mrs. A. N. Prince-from Mr. Mrs. D. II. Jefferies, Jr. 25.00 In lieu of Christmas cards to area friends-Mrs. Vlnita McKenzie 5.00 Anonymous 2.00 Donna, Cynthia, Larry Mark Gee 30.00 Anonymous 5.00 In lieu of Christmas cards to Abilene friends-Mr. Mrs. Myrle Greathouse 20.00 Allied Southland Distributor Employees 25.00 Anonymous 10.00 In memory of August K. Bonlke from Geo. L. Fnsler Agency 10.00 In lieu of Christmas cants to friends of Abilene-Mrs. Martial B. Moore 10.00 In lieu of Christmas cards to Abilene friends-Mr. Mrs. Billy Neeb 10.00 C. W. Long 5.00 Mr. L Mrs. Guy Caldwell 100.00 Mrs. M. S. Sprain Mr. Mrs. Raymond L. Scott 5.00 5.00 Longacre's 50.00 In memory of Mrs. Author Sears from Mr. Mrs. Jim 0. Ballew 10.00 Anonymous 5.00 Anonymous 5.00 Anonymous 10.00 Mr. Mrs. Larry Goza Jeff 5.00 In memory of Art J. Trader from Violet H. Frazier 100.00 Mrs. Millie E. Nash 10.00 Mrs. Lela T. Gibbs 5.00 Mr. Mrs. R. W. Chalker 10.00 In memory of Debbie Morgan from Kirk and Beverly Morgan 10.00 Mr. 4 Mts. W. T. Simmons 10.00 Lt. Col Mrs. C. H. Rubner Jan, Mike, Pam Mark in lieu of children's exchange of gifts 25.00 Anonymous 1.00 In memory of Thomas R. Snaith from Mr. Mrs. R. R. Snaith 30.00 Anonymous 10.00 Mr. Mrs. G. E. O'Dell 2.00 Mr. Mrs. Harry L Caldwell 15.00 First Christian Church Men's Bible Gass 25.00 Oscar H. Ramming 5.00 Jim, Jeff, Jan Jerry 10.00 Gertrude Harris 3.00 E. B. Kidd-Tuscola, Texas 10.00 Hazel S. Onwiler 10.00 J. 0. Renfro 10.00 Mr. Mrs. Herman Hulfcy 10.00 Previously Acknowledged Total to Date Coal New Press 'Shakedown' WEATHER Delays Deliverv of U.S. DEPARTMENT Of COMMERCE NtlMMI WMIMf Imkl (wunur Mil Pi. IH) ABILENE AND VICINITY mIM tioiui) Fur tnd cool lodir ind tonloM. i Kirmtr Thwwiy. Hiqn laui mm !h. lonlaM 30. hloh Thvridiv iwul U. Windi nwfhonttrly, II W U men. wind wirnlnsi in tiiKl for in a a u u 8: u 41 41 53 t-OO 4) S MUfi ind tow (Of 14 hwri (ndlng I nv: U in4 Hofi low for unw Ilil n u. lonul Ull nlgM.> pm< lunilH todiri lunul nnigMi p.m. Biremtttr it rwmi MJJ r II noaii U (w ant. Some subscribers got their Reporter-News late Wednesday morning. Very late. There was a press breakdown. As people began arising over Abilene, The Reporter-News telephone switchboard lit up like a Christmas tree. No papers In Ihe front yard. "Why don't you get a new one caller asked. TIIATS THE problem. We have a new press ind have Just begun operations on It. IJke a new thlp for the Navy, It requires a "shakedown cruise" to get the bugs out of It. "We had a W.OOOcopy press run (or Wednesday Publisher Andrew B. Shelton said, "and everything went so smoothly through of lha run that we couldn't believe It. Then a gear went out." THEN WORKMEN had to rig up the old press and transfer Ihe printing operation to It. This involved long delay. "We appreciate the patience of our readers and their understanding with our Shelton said. "In i wrck nr 10 days all the difficulties Involved In breaking In a new press will be behind us and the operation will be perfected." Ihe authorities led to dispersing the adventurist elements and to the return of order In the city. At the same time, the authori- ties have warned that they will react with a firmness upon any violation of public order and all antistate activity." Radio Gdansk made a further appeal for calm and urged (he people of Gdansk, Gydnia and Sopot not lo hoard food. "All efforts are being made to make life and work said the broadcast "By adequ- ate measures the authorities are securing order. Following our appeal, shops have work and are striving to fully all basic needs of the popu- lace. "There Is no, repeat no, nee< to hoard excessive quantities o foodstuffs. The shops will havp full supplies to satisfy the need? of the population." In Hamburg, West Germany shipping sources reported tha about 20 vessels with cargo des- tined for Gdansk were not per milted to enter the harbor. Pol- ish authorities gave no reasor for denying entry. Militiamen were patrolling the cities' streets and the gover- nor of Gdansk broadcast ap- peals for calm. All flights from Warsaw to Gdansk were cancelled. Tele phone operators refused calls to the area. The government radio In the northwest Polish city of Sine cin said 150 militiamen hac been injured, some very seri- ously. In the fighting that began Monday, and that public build- ings had been set afire. The Swedish Consulate li Gdansk reported at least one death. "Passenger cars, trucks stores, shops and kiosks were the Szczecin broad- cast said. "In view of continuec aggressive behavior and at- tacks, the bodies of public ordei used arms in self defense." A nightly curfew between p.m. and 5 a.m. was ordered foi the three cities on the wesi coast of the Bay of Danzig. Pub- lic meetings were prohibited a all hours. Increases In the prices of i wide variety of commoditie'. were announced Monday. Food prices went up an aver- age of 20 per cent. Radio Free Europe, the anti- Communist American organiza- tion which broadcasts to East- ern Europe and monitors broad- casts from there, gave this re port it said came from a Polish newsman in Gdansk: "Arsonists were working In consistent way and stubbornly. When fire brigades wanted t( Intervene they were preventec from doing so. Cars were de stroycd. firemen beaten. People watched from the windows o high buildings. They are work- ers. They are shocked. "A young boy tears off a stone from the pavement and throw It through a window of a build- ing guarded by the military." NEWS INDEX Amuienvjiu CB Bridge 4B Claiiiliri 6-9C Comici 6B Editsncli..............60 Hojoiiol Pallcntt.......IOC Ob.tnoriM 2A Spoilt 3-5B To Your Good Hialth____4D TV Loa 2B Womtn'i Newt.......2-4C ;