Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1970, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT BOTH YEAR, NO. 193 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 23, TWENTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Auoeiaied Prei U. S. Seeks Peace Role In Mideast WASHINGTON (AP) Secre- .ary of State William P. Rogers ,aid today the United States "is prepared to play a role" in guaranteeing a Middle East >eace settlement and would con. slder participating in a U.N. jeacckeeplng force. At a news conference, Rogers ilso blasted North Vietnam's "uesday release of lists as "a contemptible maneuver for propaganda jurposcs." North Vietnam released the names of 339 American service- named in- :luded the names of 20 dead and nine previously released on Polish Premier Resigns WARSAW (AP) Josef Cyr- ankiewicz stepped down today js Poland's premier, it was an- nounced a a meeting of the ocjm, the parliament. He was moved to the ceremo- nial office of president, succeed- ing Marian Spychalski. Cyrankiewicz was succeeded iy Piotr Jaroszcwicz, who has leld a deputy premier's post for the last 18 years. The changes were announced iy Poland's new Communist Darty leader Edward Gierek. Spychalski resigned from the Communist party leadership on .sunday along with Wladyslaw jomulka who ran the country :or 14 years. Jaroszcwicz, 61, Is a veteran of Polish politics and a leading iconomist. told the Scjm: 'I believe on the ground of my ong experience that I should lot retain my position in view of he recent events which I could not prevent." The dropping of Cyrankiewicz :ame in the wake of bloody :lashes over increased consum- er prices and economic discon- ent which has resulted in many deaths and hundreds of persons injured. The last strike, on the docks it Szczecin, was reported end- ing today after Warsaw Radio that Gierek's regime iad revoked (he declaration of emergency the government is- sued last Thursday. The broad- :ast said the Szczecin dock- yard's director reported no damage to Installations and ma- chinery "thanks to the attitude and understanding of our :rew." Plane and telephone service ;o Szczecin and Gdansk, where the rioting started, also were re- stored, but the all-night curfew was reported still i n force, in ports. 1 SHOPPING DAY' TIL CHRISTMAS what It called an official list of prisoners of war. Rogers denied that In his lat- est statements on bombing North Vietnam, President Nixon had signaled any Intention to re- sume broad-scale bombing of the North. He had only declared his determination to protect U.S. forces as they are with- drawn from the South under the Vietnamization program, Rog- ers said. He rejected North Vietnamese insistence that there was no un- derstanding respecting U.S. re- connaissance flights over the North. He said understanding was not the same as agreement, but insisted it was clear that Hanoi understood that the Unit- ed States intended to continue such flights after the bombing halted Nov. The press conference lasted almost an hour. U was Rogers' longest qucstion-and-answer session in the two years he has been secretary of state. His assertion of U.S. readi- ness to take part in the Middle East peacekeeping made clear the Nixon administration is pre- pared lo go to extraordinary lengths lo encourage negotla- lions and promote a settlement between Israel and the Arab states. "We have reason for hope that the negotiations may Rogers said. "We have no assurance. We Ihink 1971 may be the year of decision in Ihe Middle East." As to what the United Slates Is prepared lo do, he flatly ruled out as impractical any kind of joint American-Soviet peace- keeping force. But he added: "We have not excluded the possibility thai the United States might play a pea- cekeeping role." As to whether the United Stales would contribute troops to a U.N. force, he said, the ac- tion taken would have to be con- sidered in Ihe lighl of circum- stances at the time. "It's not a policy we've for- he said. "It's not ex- cluded." At another point he declared: "The United Stales has indi- cated il is prepared to play a role In providing guarantees (for a peace "We Ihink of guarantees as supplemenlary and complemen- tary to a settlement and nol a substitute for a settlement. "We're prepared to play a re- sponsible role in providng guar- role salisfaclory lo Ihe parties." WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE.. Naiianal weamer Stnrlta.. iweatner Map Pg. ABILENE AND VICINITY (aSml't radius) Fair and cold today and tonight, fair and a lilllt warmer Thunday. High today rnld JOs. low tonight near u, Thuriday 50. Wjndl northerly II 10 U m.p.h. wind warningt are In effect for all area lakes. Winds mould diminish some tanicht and Thuriday. The forecast for Cnriumai Day li lair and warm. TEMPERATURES Tunoay p.m. wrtnntfar m. 61 50 1 n a 71 i.m u n 3.00............. 41 H 39 15 a u 3 High and low for 31 houri ending a.m.: n and 11. High and low for lame dalt Hit year: Sunset lail n'cht: Sunriie today: a.m. Sunset tonight: Barometer reading at noon: 7IJJ In. Humidify at noon: 17 per ctnt. A 'Nonscenfs' Gift Vicky, a six-month old skunk, seems to find the sweater of her new owner AIIS teacher Bill Decker a tasty morsel while one of Decker's first period stu- dents, Paula Akard watches the youngster. Fellow Eagle teacher Cecil Couch clued Decker's first period class in on the fact that Decker had been wanting a skunk, so the class gave him Vicky for Christmas Tuesday morning. Decker said he wanted it to take on camping trips (hz belongs to a camping to keep as a pet, and to be a conversation piece. He is Industrial Cooperative Training coordinator at AHS and sponsors chapter 69 of the Vocational Indus- trial Club of America. Needless to say, the skunk is is it "nonscents." (Staff Photo) Goodfellow Goal Still Away The Goodfellows still lack reaching their goal for this year. Tuesday morning's mail brought in for a total received to date of Funds from the Goodfellow drive each year are used to help Abilene's less fortunate have a Merry Christmas. SYD NIBLO, 1970 chairman, said that 502 families were ccrti.'ied to shop for toys at the Goodfellow Toy Store which was opened for a week last week. However, a net of 457 families All Indicators Up At 4fh Hour End Industrials were up .55, transportation was up .34, and utilities were up .06, near the end of fourth hour trading Wed- nesday on the New York Stock Exchange. The New York Com- posite was up .03. Volume was shares, reported the Abilene office of Schneider, Remct and Hickman, Inc. Rogers Calls Red POW List A 'Contemptible Maneuver' actually shopped for toys, according to Niblo. At the toy store dolls, new toys plus all the used toys reconditioned by the Abilene Fire Department were given. .Niblo also said that food scrip was given to 783 families and clothing scrip was issued to 723 families. THE CHAIRMAN said that more requests for all sorts of assistance were received this year and it required some judg- ment calls as to what kind of assistance was to go to the numerous families. Niblo esti- mated that families aided averaged five children each. Contributions may be mailed to the Goodfellows, The Abilene Reporter News, P. 0. Box 30, Abilene, Texas 79604. Latest contributors: Mrs. J.W. Guinn 5.00 Anonymous 30.00 Mr. Mrs. Neil Fry 10.00 The A.E. Kersey family in memory of Scotty Kersey, Jr. 10.00 Mr. t Mrs. Brian Pugh 10.00 Anonymous 1.00 Troop No. 79 Boy Scouts 10.70 Loving memory of If. Bush Morgan, By his sister Mrs. B.A. Elliott, Moran 5.00 Texas Highway Dept. Employes Taylor County 33.98 Mr. Mrs. Carl Briley 5.00 Mr. 4 Mrs. James D. Murphy 50.00 Mr. t Mrs. Todd J. Boyd 5.00 Anonymous 5.00 Mr. 4z Mrs. Bill Willis 10.00 0. B. Stephens 10.00 In loving memory of our Son, Ronnie Richard Brown Mr. Mrs. Hank Brown, Roscoe, Texas 10.00 The Searchers Sunday School Class First Christian Church 25.00 F i M Electronics Supply, Inc. 25.00 Grigsby's Employe's 21.00 Mr. 4 Mrs. Jerry L. Brooks 25.00 Mr. Mrs. C. H. Whiteaker 10.00 Paul L. Shelton 10.00 In honor of all Abilene Friends Dr. Mrs. Paul Man! 50.00 Anonymous 1.00 Steve 4 Darla Simpson 2.00 Anonymous 5.00 Maj. t Mrs. Edward G. Verderber Xi Epsilon Beta In memory of: Mr. Mrs. Coleman Smith and Mr. Mrs. J. W. Faulks Mrs. Grace Ferguson, Clyde, Tex. In Memory of Mrs. E. B. Kidd, Tuscola, Tex. Mr. Mrs. Bill J. Burton Lt. Col. i Mrs. Eugene M. Jackson Anonymous 12 Phil Randy Francier Mr. Mrs. Geo. M. Mulkey Anonymous Mr. Mrs. G. L. Walker Anonymous In memory of Mrs. George Ayers, our precious Mother from Mr. t Mrs. Bucford Knight 25.00 Anonymous 5.00 Previously Acknowledged ......I4.IH.25 Total to Date Goal 10.00 1000 25.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 5000 5.00 5.00 5.00 20.00 10.00 10.00 'Easy Street' Eyed For Welfare Office WASHINGTON (AP) North Vietnams' release of a purport- ed otficial prisoner of war list Tuesday was criticized by Sec- retary of State William P. Rog- ers today as "a comtcmptible maneuver for propaganda purposes." He said the North Vietnamese Invited two senators lo send rep- resentatives to Paris lo gain in- formation on the prisoners of war. but added they failed lo provide any fresh Informalion on the fate of the captured Americans. Representatives of Sen. Ed- ward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., and j W. Fulbright, D-Ark., re- ceived in Paris a listing of 339 names of Americans now held. All had been listed unofficially earlier. Also named were 20 men listed as dead and nine oth- ers who had already been re- leased. Rogers said the North Viet- namese acknowledged captur- ing and holding 339 men, but the United States already knew that. The United States has In- formation that 39 other men were captured whose exact fate Is uncertain and the North Viet- namese provided no help on those. "The fact Is that they're ma- neuvering vrith these prisoners- of-war In a way that's Inhuman. They're diverting attention from their barbarism by this meth- od." "I think It was a contemptible maneuver and should be recog- nized as such." The fact Is, he asserted, that there will continue to be uncer- tainty as (o the completeness of POW lists "until North Vietnam complies with the rules of Inter- national war and allows Inspec- tion of prisoner-of-war camps." At another point he declared: "So we conclude they're using the POW Issue In a very Inhu- man way to advance their politi- cal objectives." MERRY CHRISTMAS THE FAMILY WEEK-ENDER Will NOT Run Thii Week Only Duo To The Chriilmai Holiday WEEK-ENDERS WILL RUN NEXT WEEK ON JANUARY ACID Year EL HOME, Calif. (AP) People on reliel hardly, live on Easy Street, but they may be going there soon to collect wel- fare money. Easy Street Is a dead-end street adjacent to a building Los Angeles County has leased for use by the Department of Social Services as a welfare office. NEWS INDEX. Amuicmcnti.......... 8A Bridge 4A Collided 6-8B Comici 58 Editonoll.............. Horoitooe 103 Potienti........2A Obituoriei 4A Sporii 10-1IA To Your Good Health I OB TV Log...............9B Womtn'i Coupling Easy Street with a welfare office may carry "wine Implications by some sections of the a county offi- cial cautiously said. So the county has asked the city to change the name of the street. The city has encountered a. strong objection from an Easy Street property owner. "I don't care If they renamed It Gill's Gulch, I still wouldn't like said M. C. Gill, who heads the corporation of that name. For one thing, he said, lire firm ha; enough production forms, letterheads, brochures and other printed matter to last for with the name Easy Street printed on them. GUI estimated U would cost to replace this By ELUE RUCKER Jewish Christmastime Offer Goes Unheeded Q. I'm Jewish, so Christmas Isn't a special occasion for me or my family. I realize that many Christians will nave to work on Christmas Day. I know some Christian servicemen at Dyess took the place of Jewish airmen on our special holidays and I'd like (o return the favor, but don't know bow to go about finding someone whose job I could fill so they can be at home with their families. Can jou help? My 11-year-old son would like to swap with someone too. We don't want to be paid anything. A. What a generous and thoughtful offer! There should be dozens of people who would take you up on this but strange as it may scorn, we couldn't find a single one. We've called hospitals, restaurants, motels and theaters; the work schedules are already set up for Christmas and the owners and managers want someone who's already trained in that type of work to be on duty Christmas. Here's someone who wants to do a good deed and no one will let her. Amazing. Q. I appreciate my garbage man. When I run out yelling, "Here's another bag of he always waits. I read In the that trash collectors haven't been as many Christmas gifts as mailmen, milkmen, etc. I'm not a good cook so could you suggest how to show my appreciation for their good work other than with food? A. We consulted the trashmen to see what gifts they'd received in the past that they most appreciated and here's what they replied: stretch socks; any good clean used clothing that could be used for work clothes; candy, cookies or cakes. The most popular gift of all is a bill. There arc three men on a crew And, by the way, don't leave the gift on the trash cans, you might be surprised at who picks it up. You could leave a nole asking them to come to your back door. We really should print your name on this one bet you'd receive the best trash service in town! Q. I was recently transferred in Abilene (Dyess AFB) from overseas and to date I've been unable to find out from anyone where I can hunt squirrels In this area. All the hunters I've met are deer hunters. I also like to hunt small varmints, woodchucks and badgers. I'd be happy (o pay by the day for the prh liege (o hunt. A. You need to talk to Ray Reeve. He's a squirrel hunter and is anxious to talk to you. Give him a ring at 677-5919 after 5 p.m. The best and closest spot to hunt squirrels is in Coleman County. Reeve says there are lots of big pecan trees there and plenty of squirrels. Property owners generally charge ?2.50 to a day, but you might be lucky and find someone who will let you hunt for free. Just pick your spot and ask permission from the owners to hunt on their land. The game warden says there just aren't many woodchucks and badgers in this area. Q. Can you tell me why Ice cream products aren't required to list (heir Ingredients? I have a child who Is allergic In egg and I know that some Ice creams nnd sherbets don't have eggs In them. However, I've found It very dlHIcull (o determine which contain eggs and which do not. Can you help? A. The Food and Drug Administration requires all foods except milk ingredients to be listed on ice cream cartons. The reason you're not finding egg listed is that very few ice creams contain egg; if they do, then egg must be listed as an ingredient. Eggs are relatively expensive so as a measure to keep cost down few dairies add them to their ice cream or sherbet, says the plant superintendent of one of the local dairies. Q. In professional sports, especially football, how arc the gale receipts split? A. After taxes on tickets are subtracted and 15 per cent is taken off for stadium rental, the remainder of the gross is split 60- 40 that is, 60 per cent for the home club, 40 per cent for the visiting team. Al Ward, Asst, ilanagcr for the Dallas Cowboys, tells us all professional football teams abide by this. Q. During tbe Fair, one of the Abilene banks had a booth In which they were promoting credit cards. My wife and I filled out an application, we were both to receive a charge card. To this dale I've not heard from them, In fact, I forgot which bank It was. I live In Winters and was hoping you could find out the name of the bank. The cards may have been lost In the mall and someone could be using my credit card. A. Somebody could have been using your card, but nobody was because the card was never Issued. The computer goofed. Your account number was sent to a computer center In Dallas, was recorded in the computer, got lost In the shuffle and was never returned to the bank. Action Line checked with the bank for you and your credit card was mailed to you (he same day. Address questions lo Action Line, Box 30, Ahlltnc, Texas 75WI. Names will not he used but question! must he signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone nnmbm II possible.