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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1970, Abilene, Texas f fje Wfene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 90TH YEAR, NO. 187 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 17. 1970-F1FTY-TWO PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS lOc DAILY-25c SUNDAY Auoeiattd By ELLIE RUCKER Shopper Complains Of Scarce Parking Q. Last Thursday I needed (o shop at a downtown store. Knowing the parking problem that ue seem to have, I kit borne early so (hat I might be one ot the fortunate few getting parking places. I arrived downtown at exactly a.m. Not a parking place available on either side of Pine or Cypress (or three fall blocks. I finally fonnd ONE on a side street after much driving. Now, If the store employes don't park In the parking places, who was parked The stores don't even open until a.m. It couldn't havs been custom- ers that early. Maybe this Is why people don't shop downtown. If the Downtown Merchants Assn. Is Interested In getting more shoppers, why don't they do something about parking. A. They've tried. Wally Akin, manager of the Downtown Merchants Assn. says he has repeatedly written the merchants stressing that they require employes to park off the streets and reserve the space for customers. His last letter on the subject was sent Nov. 3: it apparently was ignored because he's still hearing this complaint daily. He agrees it's a serious problem and is doing everything he can think of to convince merchants they're losing money by allowing employes to park on the streets. Q. How many homes In Abilene are actually owned, not rented, by military families on active dnty? A. About 425, says Bill Hogan, housing referral officer at Dyess. About 200 families own their own mobile homes. Q. For several years now my wife and I have thought of "adopting" a child through the Save the Children Federation. This Is a plan where we would sponsor a child and donate so much a month to help with the expenses of raising that child, although the child remains In the. care of the federation. We've (honght this sounded wonderful, but have hesitated, not knowing If It Is a legitimate organization. Could yon find out? A. According to records at the Better Business Bureau, the federation is on the up and up. It's a non-profit organization, whose fund raising expenses arc not exhorbitant (10.5 per cent) and which hires no professional fund raisers. It helps under- privileged children in America and other nations. Q. Please could yon tell me where I could find a "Mickey Mouse" shirt In a man's small size? I've hunted all over town and can't find one. (By the way, a Mickey Mouse shirt Is a tec-shirt with a picture of Mickey Mouse on the A. Yeah, we're with you. Would you settle for a blue denim work shirt with Mickey Mouse on the back? We're told all the kids are wearing them. We'll send you information on where to find one, and the same store will have Mickey Mouse lee shirts in about a month. But if you're In a hurry, you can order one from Old Pueblo Traders, GOO FNM S. Country Club Hd., Tucson, Arizona 85716. Specify a man's size small. Q. I'm Interested In collecting old bottles of value, sucb as whiskey bottles or any others of value. I've been told there's a book that has prices and pictures of bottles. I'd appreciate It If you could please locale where I might purchase one of these books. I have several bottles hut have no way of knowing II they arc worthless. A. Dr. Bill Bcazlcy of Ilardin-Simmons Is an avid bottle collector and he recommends the weekly magazine "Antique Box 1050, Dubuquc, Iowa 52001. He also suggested John Howe's book "The Botlle Collector's Handbook and Pricing Guide" sold at 10 N. Main in San Angelo. If you want more book suggestions, give us a call. Q. Do yon answer post cards? I sent a post card In September asking about a recipe for taffy (the kind yon Conld yon please answer this before Christmas? A. Yes, we answer post cards, just didn't find a taffy recipe that was fool-proof till now. Mrs. William Stover recommends one Ehc's used many limes: Stir together over quick heat one cup molasses, two teaspoons vinegar, one cup sugar, Ifc teaspoon salt. Stir until sugar dissolves, keep stirring until it's boiling. Cover it. Cook till temperature reaches 2W degrees. Add two tablespoons butter In small pieces. Continue to boil syrup Slowly until It reaches 270 degrees. Pour onto a heavy plate. DONT scrape the pan. Sprinkle surface with four drops of oil o[ peppermint. It's ready to pull as soon as it's cool enough to handle.. .butter your hands first, though. Address questions to Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas Namei will not be nstd bnl questions mnst be ilgnrd and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbcn If possible. Not in the Act The fall that gave 6-year-old Alary Jo LeStourgeon her shiner was not in the script of the Christmas play she was rehearsing. Mary Jo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Graham LeStourgeon of Indianapolis, Ind., hit a table at home while trying out her wings. She appears in the play today al St. Richard's School. Christmas Only Week Off; Goodfellows Still Short With Christmas just a week away, the Goodfellows still need over to reach their goal of to insure a merrier Christmas for Abilene's needy. Thursday morning's mail brought in bringing the overall total received to date to By the lime the Gpodfellow Store closes Thursday, over 500 families are expected to have shopped for Christmas toys. Scrip for food and clothing is also being given for those who wouldn't have Christmas except for the help of Ihe Goodfellows. Late Wednesday afternoon a group of Abilene Christian College students brought In a co.'fcc can and a paper cup fun of change for the fund. The deadline Is past for requests but contributions should be sent to Goodfellows, The Abilene Reporter News, P. 0. Box 30, Abilene, Texas 79601. Latest contributors: Mittie Morris Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. Post 2012 25.00 Mr. Mrs. Shelley V. Smith, Vance Seth 15.00 Anonymous 5.00 Mr. Mrs. Al P. Johnson- 5.00 L. S. Hunger 50.00 In lieu of Christmas cards to Abilene Friends Mr. 0. G. Baxter 5.00 Anonymous 5.09 Anonymous 5.00 Taylor County Employe's Precinct No. I 25.00 Anonymous 25.00 Mr. Mrs. Webb Large 10.00 Mr. Mrs. Roy Boatright 10.00 All Indicators Up At Hour End Industrials were up 4.01, transportation was up 1.26, and utilities were up .19, near the end of fourth hour trading Thursday on the New Yorv Stock Exchange. The New York Composite WM up .19. Volume was shares, reported the Abilene office of Schneider, Bernct and lUckrrun, Inc. Wesleyan Service of the St. Paul United M e t h o d 1 st Church-Abilene 15.00 Mr. Mrs. B. W. Head, Sr. 7.50 Mr. Mrs. John J. O'Fallon 25.00 Onyx Oil Company 25.00 Mr. Mrs. W. B. McDaniel 5.00 Anonymous 15.00 In lieu of Christmas cards to area friends-Mr. Mrs. W. J. Johnson 5.00 Erma Briden-Rule, Texas 2.00 In lieu of Christmas cards to our Abilene Friends-Mr. Mrs. Clarence Chapman 7.50 Colonel Mrs. Peter P. Blackley 25.00 Anonymous 1.00 Alexander Family Li memory of our Mother 10.00 Propheteers Sunday School Class St. Paul Methodist Church 65.00 Berean Class of St. Paul Church 10.00 John, Nancy, Lynn 4 Robb 20.00 Susie Bonds 10.00 Mary Buford Shahan 5.00 Anonymous 5.00 Received of Anonymous Donor 20.00 Latest contributors: Barracks 11 Abilene Christian College 37.81 In Memory of Mr. Fred Logan 10.00 Mr. Mrs. Lindell 0. Harris 10.00 Ernest Oneta Gwin 10.00 Mr. Mrs. E. B. Free In Memory of W. G. Dickey A. Guy Smith 10.00 In lieu of Christmas cards to Abilene friends Mr. Mrs. Ralph L. Schwartz 10.00 Presbyterian Men's Breakfast Group 22.00 Ina Clevcnger 5.00 Mr. Mr. John B. Garrctt 10.00 Employes of ihe Dyess Base Exchange 30.50 Anonymous 5.00 Anonymous 5.00 Mr L Mrs. J. L. Brown 25.00 Lt. Col. William H. KUnker Jr. 15.00 Mr Mrs. H. P. Schrim- sher 5.00 Mr. Mrs. E. W. Bow- man 20.00 Lt. Mrs. David D. Sargent 10.00 Anonymous 10.00 Previously Acknowledged Total to Date Goal N. Viets Ask U.S. Set Pullout Date By MICHAEL GOLDSMITH Associated Press Writer PARIS (AP) North Viet- nam Invited the United States today to propose any "reason- able date" for withdrawal of all Its forces from South Vietnam. Hanoi thus apparently aban- doned a demand that all Ameri- cans leave by next June 30. The United Slates said It would accept a timetable for pulling out its troops only as part of a final settlement that includes withdrawal of all North Vietnamese forces from South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. U.S. Ambassador David K. E. Bruce reiterated at the 95lh ses- sion of the peace talks that (he United Slates rejects the de- mand for a withdrawal by next June 30. Xuan Thuy, chief North Viet- namese delegate, told reporters after the meeting broke up: "At the end of the meeting, I took note that the American delegate has categorically rejected our proposals. "I therefore proposed that if the United Stales is not willing to accept June 30, 1971, as the date for final withdrawal of all ils troops, then it should suggest another reasonable date. In that case we can immediately con- sider the American suggestion." Xuan Thuy asserted that Bruce ignored the proposal. Hanoi has consistently refused (o acknowledge that its troops are 'operating In South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, and has re- jected all American proposals for mutual troops withdrawals. Bruce also repeated the American rejection of the Viet Cong proposal for a coalition re- gime in South Vietnam. The ses- sion produced no discemable change In the long deadlock. "We will not accept any arbi- trary deadline set by you for the withdrawal of our Bruce told the North Viet- namese Viet Cong delegations. "However, we are quite pre- pared to negotiale an agreed timetable for complete troop withdrawals as part of an over- all settlement. Such a settle- ment would have to include res- olution of the question of North Vietnamese forces in Cambodia and Laos as well as South Viet- nam." Protestations by North Viet- nam about ils sovereignly and security "ring hollow indeed when considered in light of your continued aggression against your neighbors and your contin- uing dispatch of troops and sup- plies far beyond your borders to carry out that Bruce declared. He reiterated the American proposal for an immediate cease-fire "lo stop the fighting now and resolve the other issues in an atmosphere free from the use of force." NEWS INDEX Amuumehlt.......... IDA Bridge ..............6A Business Business Outlook........7C Claiiili-d 8-1 ID Comics 50 Editorials 4D Horoscope 7B Hospital Patients 1IA ObiUKir.ts 4C Spocts 1-3D To Your Good Health____6A TV Loo............... I ID TV Scout............. IOC Women's News........2-5B And he again urged the other side lo give more serious con- sideration to the release of war prisoners and impartial Inspcc- tion of prison camps in North and South Vietnam. South Vielnamese delegate Pham. Dang Lam said the Viet Cong proposal for a coalition government shows "in the clearest terms that your con- cern is not to put an end to the fighting and the killing but to achieve your unchanged objec- tive, which is the seizure of power in South Vietnam by force or by other devious means." City to Try New Angle on Garbage Bv JIM CONLEY Reporter-News Staff Writer A pilot project in city refuse collection, involving multi-yard containers rather than garbage cans, was authorized Thursday by the Abilene City Council. Approved was a resolution NATHAN NEWMAN here since 1956 Newman Appointed Assf. Judge Abilene attorney Nathan Newman, 32, was appointed assistant Abilene Municipal Court judge by the City Council Thursday. He will fill the position vacated by the current judge, Mrs. Joanne Strauss, who resigned effective Jan. 1. NEWMAN'S appointment was on Ihe recommendation of the Abilene Bar Assn., who was asked by the personnel commit- tee of the council to recommend a qualified applicant. His salary will be on the basis of a year, the same salary Judge Strauss received during her year in Ihs post. As assistant judge, he will serve either until a new judge is See NEWMAN, Pg. 2A authorizing advertisement of bids on 216 Ihree-cubic yard con- tainers for the pilot project, plus 48 three cubic yard and 48 four cubic yard containers for expansion of the present com- mercial container system. A container collection truck, estimated to cost about will also be a part ol the bid. JERRY SMITH, director of public works, said that a study made of residential refuse collection indicates that "more and more cilies are converting lo residential container collection systems." He said the methods seems to be well accepted because ol the increased capacity provided to each occupant and elimination of the necessity for purchase of trash cans. A survey made In an Abilene area equivalent to about one-half of a regular collection route indicated 216 three cubic yard containers would be needed, he said. The area involved In the project is generally between N. 14th, Vogel, N. Willis and N. Mockingbird, Smith told the council. Also, Smith said that studies Indicate that in Abilene some 75 to per cent of residential collection could ultimately be converted to a container system. CITY MGR. H. P. Oifton said that complete conversion to the system would take about five to six years. The pilot project, Smith noted, is designed to take the public's opinion of the system into consideration. Odessa Is using such a system and Gifton said that it is well accepted in that city. In other business, the council approved a resolution on first reading awarding a con- tract lo Bonlke Bros. Con- slruction Co. of Abilene for the Sec CITY, Pg. 2A WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nllmtul Wtattlfr Senna iwumtr Map Pg. ll-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (43 r-i> radiji) Fair and warm today and tcnigit turning partly cleudy and a little Frjday. Hign toady upper AO'i, lew lew 50't, nigh Friday low 73'j loutherly 13 to 15 m.ph. Increasing to 15 to 29 Friday. TEMPERATURES WMnnuy P.m. Thunday a.m. iS i] 3.CO a r, o 54 1] a a 41 a a J7 U a 31 SHOPPING DAYS TIL CHRISTMAS S.K tM 47 1.00 47 54 el (J and low Icr 24 hcuri er.dira a.m.: M aid 37. ard low lor Vt WTt lilt year: it and 33- Suniet tail n'pgnt: S'25 p.m.. Surriie today: a.m., Suriet IOH.C.V: p.m. Bvonvfer reading at noon: :s.ll In. Humidiry at neon: !4 per crr.f. Job Bobbled Lame Duck Tripped Up by Premature Slipup By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The House Administration Commit- tee decided today to take no ac- tion on a suggestion that ils lame duck chairman, Rep. Sam- uel N. Friedcl, D-Md., be given a special job at per year. Rep. Wayne L. Hays, D-Ohio, wh will succeed Kricdel as chairman next month, said Ihe commltlcc acted at Friedcl's re- quest. "It on the agenda and it the suggestion of the chair- -.mm It was not brought Hays told newsmen. A subcommittee earlier this week proposed creation of a special job, deputy tergcsnt-at- arms, for Friedcl, who has been in the House 18 years and would get a higher pension if he held the new job two years. "At my request, I asked that this matter not be brought up; it is completely off the Friedcl told newsmen when the committee adjourned. When the subcommittee's ic- commendation lo keep Friedcl, an 18-year veteran, on the pay- roll was disclosed to newsmen 24 hours after Ils unscheduled action, many House members were critical. "It's wrong; It's morally said Rep. John Kyi, if- Iowa. A high-ranking Democrat who would not bo quoted by name said, "This Is too hot to handle right now. It wasn't supposed to have been known to the public until It became an accomplished fact." Frledel would say only that reports of Ihe plans were pre- mature. "Nothing has been done yet. Maybe nothing will be done." He needs two more years of House service. In any capacity, at a salary high enough to quali- fy for an annual pension of around Instead of the he otherwise would re- ceive. Friedcl had Hid recently he was considering running for election is Home clerk, but dropped the Idci, tome Demo- crats say, when assured the new job would be created to avoid a caucus battle with Clerk W. Pat Jennings of Virginia. The scrgcant-al-arms Is Ihe House law-enforcement olficer, keeping order on the floor and performing a variety of ceremo- nial Congress and the executive branch have taken care of "lame ducks" before, but usual- ly with jobs already In exist- ence. Two Republican House mem- bers defeated last month havo been offered S42.500-pcr-yc.ir Jobs by President Nixon. They arc Clark MacGregnr of Minne- sota, named special counsel lo the President, and George Bush of Texas, who will become Unit- ed Nations ambassador. Both ran unsuccessfully for the Sen- ate at the administration's urg- ing. Jennings lost a re-election race from his Southwest Virgin- la congressional district before the House elected him chief clerk. Armlstead Scldcn, an Ala- bama Democrat defeated sever- al years ago, was given a De- fense Department executive post recently by the Nixon cd- mlntelratlon. Laurie Battle, a Virginia Democrat, Is chief counsel for the House Rule! Committee at a saliry of per year. r f ;