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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1970, Abilene, Texas Ibilene WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT BOTH YEAR, NO. 192 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE. TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 22, 1970-TWENTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc DAILY-25C SUNDAY Aitochted Presi By ELL1E KUCKEn Can the Teachers Wear Pant Suits? Q. Please rush an answer-told winds are blowing. Teacher friends ol mine are In a quandary about Hearing pant suits. The board, Mr. Wells and news Items seem to say they're permitted, but our principal has said nary a word about same. We'd like his go-ahead. Can he veto the (op authority? Should we wear or not wear? Please hurry. A. You must be a very timid teacher, why not just ask your principal? Since you didn't eay who ho is, we can't very well do it for you. Dr. Joe Starncs, Asst. Supl. of Schools said the school board hasn't made any state- ments concerning teachers wearing pant suits, consequently some arc wearing them, some arc not. He says it's up to the prin- cipals, so muster up your courage and ask him. Q. I want to know when the Civic Center turned Into a lounge for liquor parties? I know for a (act, Thursday, Dec. 10, there ncre 10 cases of liquor In the building. The police department was notified. IVhcn (hey found out II was in the Civic Center, they said we'd belter phone the Sheriff. The Sheriff's office said to phone the Alcoholic Beverage Commission. When the ABC was called, Just like the police and the Sheriffs Dept., they started hum hawing around when they found out the liquor was In the Civic "Center. I know the liquor wasn't picked up because there wasn't anything In the paper about it. Every office that was called said It was Illegal for the liquor to be there. If I don't get a legitimate answer, the Liquor Control Board In Austin and my congressman arc going to get a letter. A. You didn't say whom you talked to In the various offices you mentioned, but Loyd Owens, district supervisor of the Alcoholic Beverage Commission, said it's perfectly legal for liquor to be served at private parties in the Civic Center as long as each individual transports liquor for his own use or the use of his guests, fn this case, the Center was rented to a private party. The ABC investigated the incident, and found 14 cases of liquor. But in order for a case to stand up in court, said Oivens, the Commis- sion has to sec the liquor when it's brought in to prove one person was bringing it for others than himself and his guests. Q. On May J, 1970, I ordered a permanent flash cube from a company In Philadelphia for I received a [lash rube that wouldn't work and I look II to an Abilene camera shop. The sales- man (old me to send It back to the company because of faulty mechanism. It's been months now since I returned It and to date, no answer. I've written them to please return the merchandise (In working order) or my money. They don't reply. It's nearlng Christmas and I need my money. Can you help? A. At your service. We wrote the company and within three days your check for was in the mail to you. You're now ?15.74 richer. .unless, of course, you've already gone on a shopping spree. Q. I thoroughly enjoy Action Line and sincerely appreciate this addition to the newspaper. Howcicr I feel that you were In error and wish lo call your attention to an answer In regard lo the width ol professional football goal posts. You staled they were 18 feet 6 Inches apart and that "is correct. You went on to say that college and high school goal posts arc the same width. I feel this slalcmenl Is In error. High School and college goal posts are 2J feet, (our Inches wide. Am I not correct? A It hurts to admit it, but you're absolutely right, the NCAA official rule book confirms it. Action Line has yet to get away with an incorrect answer; there's always an alert, eagle-eyed reader to set us straight. Address questions to Action Une, Kox 30 Abilene, Texas 79601. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbers If possible.__________ MERRY CHRISTMAS THE FAMILY WEEK-ENDER Will NOT Run Thii Week Only Duo To The Chriitmns Holiday WEEK-ENDERS WILL RUN NEXT WEEK ON JANUARY 1st- 2nd 3rd STATE SCHOOL STUDENTS READY FOR BIG TRIP plane nails lo fly them (o families In El Paso Still Pholo br Don Btakijy 30 State School Students Home on Big Plane Hall Photo MRS. G1LLESPIE owner's wife on plan: P.y STERLING TUCKER Heportcr-NcHS Staff Writer It will be Christmas at home this year for 30 students of AbL'ene State School, thanks to an El Paso restaurant owner and his big airplane. Leon Gillespie volunteered his 39-passenger Convair 240 for the trip, to and from Abilene, for the students so they can spend Christmas with their families in El Paso. The plane left with the students from Abilene Municipal Airport Tuesday and is to return Jan. 5. MRS. GILLESPIE, a registered nurse, was on the flight to attend to the students' needs. Mrs. Gillespie said at the airport that she and her husband had worked with crippled and retarded children from the El Paso for many years, but this was the first time they had Need a Quick Christmas is just around the corner and lo insure that Abilene's needy have a Merry Christmas the Goodfellows need more, and they need it quickly. Traditionally, A b i 1 e n i a n s contribute lo the Goodfellows to help the less fortunate of the city have a jayful day. This year's goal is and a total of has been received to date with coming in Tuesday morning. Already over 500 families have shopped at the Goodfellows Toy Store for loys for the children. Scrip is being given for food and clothing. Hundreds of requests were received by the Gocdfelloirs with many, many saying "there won't be any Christmas without you." Contributions may be sent to Goodfellows, The Abilene Reporter-News, P. 0, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 79604. Latest contributors: Mr. Mrs. T. C. Eddins 5.00 Oil Field Electric 5.00 National Electric 32.65 L L Incorporated 100.00 C-lizcns National Bank Employes 100.00 10th APO Squadron and Associates 226.00 Miscellaneous Collections from TV Cable Service 45.00 St James Methodist Sunday School IV-VI 8.87 In memory of S. R. Jackson, Jr., By his family 10.00 Love and appreciation for my Sunday School teacher, Mrs. Alton WiUingham Mrs. T. G. Edwards 10.00 Mr. Mrs. H. H. Lofland 10.00 Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Mr. Mrs. Watt Anti-SST Solons Maintain Control Anonymous Anonymous Donna Gil DcShazo Anonymous Anonymous 10.00 12.00 10.00 Matthews 10.00 100.00 15.00 10.00 5.00 3.00 By LEE BYRD Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Sen- ate backers of a faster-than- sound jet liner failed again to- day to break a filibuster holding up continued federal subsidies for it. The roll call on the cloture vote came shortly before Con- gress was scheduled to quit work for a long Christmas its work still unfin- ished. The vote was 44 to 42, short of the necessary two-thirds of the members present and voting, to Invoke tolure. Before the vote, SST support- AmuMmentt 20 Bridge HA Bulincil 7B Clouilied 9-123 Comici 8B Ediionoli 6B I IB Obituariel............. 2A boon I2.I3A To Ytur Good Health HA IV Leg.......r...... IDA f......2-4B crssaid the technological "future of the United States is at stake" in the question of whether million in federal funds will be used to subsidize further devel- opment of the mile an hour, 300-passcnger supersonic transport. And opponents, led by Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., con- tinued to tick off their list of charges against trie project: It will endanger the environment, make loo much noise, all but ex- haust U.S. petroleum reserves, and not help the U.S. economy In any important way. Proxmirc, however, said he Is willing to consider a compro- mise on the Impasse lo allow the Senate lo get on to other matters. Dut he said the House is adamant In Its refusal (o com- promise. Republican leader Hugh Scott also had compromise on his mind as he said before (he vote that once It was over he sup- posed both sides would retire lo n private room and renew the bidding. Scott salu he believes the dis- pute could be settled by provid- ing for continued SST spending at the present rate until the ear- ly part of next ycar-pcrhips March. In Lieu of Christmas cards to local friends and relatives J. M. Kcsler 25.00 In memory of Mr. John Darnell from the B. C. Bentley family 25.00 Mr. Mrs. W. L Amaon 5.00 Anonymous 10.00 Mr. Mrs. M. D. Bagley 5.00 The L. W. Dorbandts in memory of Robert G. Moirat 15.00 Anonymous 15.00 Mr. Mrs. lloyt Ford 10.00 Arthur R. Alford 20.00 Bricklayers Tile Setters I-ocal No. 25 Texas 25.00 Avcry P. Piloxi 3.00 Mr. 4 Mrs. Paul Yardley 5.00 Given in Honor of the late Mr. Mrs. Walter G. Mauldin 15.00 Guy, Wcs, Quincy 5.00 In memory of Mrs. Charles Rief 10.00 Anonymous 2.00 Mr. Mrs. Elmer T. Brown 5.00 Mr. Mrs. T. R. Webb 10.00 Mrs. Robert B. Hylic 10.00 llattic L. Tankcrsley 7.50 Previously Acknowledged taken students from the State School here to El Paso. She said Adalberto Franco of the Texas Department of Men- tal Health and Mental Retarda- tion, who serves as the liaison cfficer between the Abilene State School and 14 West Texas counties was really responsible for the Hight. FRANCO ASKED her and her husband (o bring the students to El Paso for Christmas, so her husband volunteered the airplane. The pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer, hostess and three chaperones volunteered their lime, she said. The only thing to pay for was the gasoline for the plane and some citizens of El Paso supplied that. Franco said at the airport Tuesday that plans are lo give the students a big welcome when they arrive in El Paso, complete with a band, city dignitaries and state officials. There will be one state official present for sure. Jim Kastor Jr., 36, co-pilot and first officer on the flight to Abilene, is also a slale representative from the 67th district. Gillespie was not on the flight to Abilene. FRANCIS DefONTE. 37 Captain and pilot on the flight, said at the airport that they had a 'good trip from El Paso and expected to have a good return trip. Polly Harris, public relations manager for Gillespie, was one of the hostesses on the plane. She said she was looking forward to having the students as passengers on the return flight. She said the Convair 240 was the only airplane Gillespie owned and that it was used often in flights of this type. Kennedy: POW List Is on Way By WALTER n. MEARS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., said North Vietnamese dplomats in Paris provided today what they called an official list of 363 American prisoners of war they arc holding. Kennedy said the list was turned over in Paris to John No- lan, a Washington attorney whom he sent to Paris in re- sponse to an invitation from liie North Vietnamese. The list is not available here immediately, Kennedy said, but is being brought back by Nolan. The list also includes the names of 20 men identified as American prisoners who died in cantivity. and nine w-ho were re- leased. It lists the date of cap- ture, date of death or date of re- lease, Kennedy said. He said he docs not know whether the list if complete, even though it was described as official. The new list would be an in- crease of at least 29 over the previous names learned through unofficial channels, assuming Uie lists contain the same names. Cora Weiss, co-chairman of the Committee of Liaison with Families of Servicemen De- tained in North Vietnam, pro- duced a list of 335 last June. Four more names were added Nov. 14, for a total o-' 333. The Pentagon says it has learned through mail coming from the POW camps, from Conmunist propaganda films and broadcasts, from the pris- oners who have been released and similar sources the names of at least 378 Americans held captive in North Vietnam. There are a total of 781 miss- Ing or captured Americans in North Vietnam, the Pentagon says. Another Ml sre listed as missing or captured in South Vietnam and 231 in Laos Air Force Gen. Daniel James told a briefing "I don't know anything tbout the lists" announced by- Kennedy. Jnmes, who handles infor- mation mailers relating to pris- oners of war, said "We still don't have an off.'cial list of all prisoners and called on North Vietnam tr> furnish such a list directly to the U. S. govern- ment in conformity with the Ge- neva Convention. Nolan received the list at a meeting today with North Viet- namese representatives in Par- is, Kennedy said. The meeting lasted an hour and 15 minutes. Kennedy said Nolan read him the list, and took it to David K.E. Bruce, chief U.S. negotia- tor in the Paris peace talks. All Indicators Up At 4lh Hour End Industrials were up .43. transportation was up .77, and utilities were up .54, at the end of fourth hour trading Tuesday on the New York Stock Ex- change. The New York Com- posite was up .03. Volume was shares, reported the Abilene office of Schneider, Bcmct and Hickman, Inc. In addition, Kennedy said he telephoned Secretary of State William P. Rogers, and also called the White House, aJ- though he did not speak directly with President Nixon. "I have no way of knowing at Sec KENNEDY, Pg. 4A Dew Brings in Winter A heavy overnight dew Monday led Abilene Meteoro- logist C. E. Sitchler to remark Tuesday that it caused more moisture than was recorded in Abilene's light "rain" Monday. Whatever the cause of the moisture, it meant problems for Abilene police as at least 45 minor automobile accidents en slippery streets were reported in a 13-hour period. Drivers were more cautious Tuesday, however, and only five more "fender benders" had been reported by midmornlng. And, although you can't tell It by the weather and especially by Mrs. W. C. May-hall's two peach trees at 993 Baker winter officially arrived in Abilene at a.m. Tuesday. FOOLED BY THE weather like everybody else, Mrs. May- hall's peach trees have already sprouted their spring blooms. Abilene recorded a trace of rain Monday, but no more was in the Weather Bureau's fore- cast for Tuesday or Wednesday. Colorado City was the only Big Country city to report any addi- tional moisture Tuesday, a paltry .02 to add to the .09 it received Monday. Anson report. ed a trace to add to its .10 Monday. OTHER POINTS reporting moisture Monday were ftotan, .20; Santa Anna, .10; Sylvester, 1.10; Hamlin, .07; Goree, .05; Haskell, .05; Munday, .05; Ifawley, .02, and Big Spring, .02. Of the 45 car accidents Monday, ambulances were dis- patched to but two, and only one person was hospitalized. Patricia Ann Friske, IB, of 3017 Nonesuch, was held overnight at Dyess AFB Hospital for observation as result of a p-m., three-car wreck at 4100 N. 1st. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE NiTMnil wearhtr (Wiitntr Mlp. Pi. ABILENE AND VICINITY Fog and early morning cloudinfrsi becoming partly cloudy li'tr and IWJSM. Fair and woltr WKneuiy. Hio.1 TlKldiy In High 70i. lonignt In low High WMncvliy In tew Mi. Sotfneny windi 10-11 moh toddy and tonishl becoming vmterly v.edneuiy. TEMPERATURES.. Mendty pjn. ____ Tuciday a.m.. O I' II 51 B a JI 57 A 5J M 51 S3 35 H H I] Hign tnd tow lor U-hcvn andlrg a.m.: M and 47. Hign ana low dilt Hit year: 77 ard Sunset liit night: tunrlit todiyt lunitt J.ll. Btrorrfter rMd.'ng it noon: 2J.M K Htmidity at neon: 17 per ctnl. Airport Settlement Gets City Council Approval Total lo Date Goal The Abilene City Council approved a settlement Tuesday with Klnard-Beck Con- slruction Co. on a disputed claim and suit arising out of the construction of the Abilene Municipal Airport terminal building. In related action, the council approved a resolution awarding a contract to A. A. Kellcy for repairs on walls In the terminal building. Also at the special meeting, the council approved on first reading a rczonlng request from W. 0. Hayler of Abilene, who plans lo operate a soft drink cannery In northwest Abilene. TUB settlement grew out ol certain disputed Items which were not paid to Klnard- Beck by the city, according to the resolution. "Upon the city's failure to pay the disputed claims, Kinard- licck Construction Company brought suit against the stated the resolution. The resolution authorized the cily attorney to prepare a judg- ment setting out the terms ot the agreed settlement, and authorizes that the be appropriated from airport bond funds. C1TV ATTY. REN Nicdecken .said that Klnard-Heck claimed to have done additional sand- blasting not contracted for the rity and (hat "some delays (on the construction ol the buildL-.g) were caused by the city." The Iclt that the con- tractors were forced to under- take the additional sand-blasting after they failed to begin work In time to do the job properly the first time, said Nicdecken. He added that the city didn't agree to the charge that the city had caused delays that led lo mounting costs in the con- struction of the terminal and that the suit had arisen from all these allegations. The suit sought approximately said Nicdecken. Councilman Tom Loughrcy, who cast the only dissenting vole In the approval ol tho settlement, said alter the meeting, "The contractor was responsible (or the construction Sec 1H.OM, ;