Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - December 27, 1970, Abilene, Texas
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SOTH YEAR, NO. 197 PHONE 673-4271
ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27, 1970—EIGHTY-FOUR PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS 10c DAILY—25c SUNDAY Associated Press (^*)
Roscoe Boys Bend Bocks for Friend Nixon Pledges Return
Re mirv THOU A C
Of Prisoners of War
By JOHN THOMAS
Reporter-News Staff Writer
ROSCOE — Green cotton bolls have made possible a $1,000 gift to heilp a Roscoe young man who was paralyzed from the waist down in an Oct. 17 automobile accident.
Bobby Dyer, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Dyer, was presented with the $1,000 check Thursday by the Roscoe Boys Club.
THE GIFT WAS financed by the club's annual picking of green cotton bolls let by mechanical cotton strippers. Area farmers donate to the club all the cotton the members get from the bolls by drying them in the sun.
The group expects to make the most money this year it has in 12 years of picking, George Parks, editor and publisher of The Roscoe Times, said.
The boys wanted to help the injured youth at Christmastime. Mrs. Dyer said they searched for a $1,00(1 bill, but one could not be found, even at the Federal Reserve banks. So Bobby had to “settle for the check.”
bobby was home for the Christmas holidays from Kendrick Memorial Hospital in Abilene, where he has been under treatment since the accident. Bobby said he would return Sunday to the hospital, where he expects to stay for abopt another month.
After that, he said, he will undergo treatments, either in the therapy unit of the hospital or at the West Texas Rehabilitation Center.
Bobby said the money will go to pay for hospital expenses. He said the check was wrapped like a Christmas present, and “it sure was a surprise.”
BOBBY WAS injured when the car he was driving went out of control and flipped over on old U.S. 80 near the American Legion Home at Roscoe.
Parks said not all the cotton picked by club members has been sold, so a complete accounting will not be available until sometime in January. In the 12 years the group has been picking the green bolls, the club has given over $20,0000 to youth groups and worthy causes, he said.
Robby Dyer, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Dyer of Roscoe, looks over the $1,000 check presented him by the Roscoe Boys Club. Bobby, paralyzed from the waist down, was injured in an automobile accident Oct. 17. Looking on are members of the club, clockwise from the left, Art Hunter, Roger Weaks, Don Johnson, Gary Rayburn, Zane Porter, Butch Porter and Kelly Furguson. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Presi-dent Nixon said Saturday U.S. efforts to resolve the problem of American prisoners of war face the basic obstacle of “the barbaric, inhuman attitude of Hanoi in violation of the Geneva Conventions and all standards of human decency.”
Nixon pledged that “we will not rest until every prisoner has returned to his family and the missing have been accounted for.”
His statements were in an open Christmas-season letter to the wives and families of the U.S. POWS held in North Vietnam, White House press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said.
Ziegler said the recipients would include the wives and families of 339 POWS named by Hanoi in a list released in Paris Tuesday. But Ziegler did not say how many others would receive the letter. He said only that it was going to those officially notified by the government that their husbands and sons were held captive.
In his letter, Nixon said the list released by Hanoi duplicates others already in the government’s possession. But he said “the military services have information identifying others as having been captured in North Vietnam.”
The President said “these lists also tell us nothing about our men lost in South Vietnam and elsewhere in Indochina.” He said the United States will hold “the Communist authorities fully accountable for all the Americans they hold and for the fullest possible accounting of the dead and the missing.”
He said “we are ready instantly to proceed towards arrangements for the release of prisoners of war on both sides.” Among the efforts of his administration to relieve the pr s-oner situation, Nixon listed these:
—On Oct. 7 he proposed immediate release of all POWs on both sides. On Dec. IO he proposed “the release of all North Vietnam prisoners of war held in South Vietnam in return for
Hanoi Stepping Up Infiltration
WASHINGTON (AP) - WTilte House officials reported Saturday a step-up in North Vietnamese infiltration which they said may foreshadow a new enemy offensive.
However, the administration officials in saying enemy infiltration is running about 30 per cent above a year ago stopped short of indicating whether this might bring into play President Nixon’s broadened policy on bombing North Vietnam.
Nixon said publicly Dec. IO that he wiM order air attacks on North Vietnam if North Vietnamese infiltration threatens U.S. forces in South Vietnam.
In a Dec. 15 news conference Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird said infiltration rates for this year will be somewhat below last year's—without giving specific figures or expressing any opinion on the significance of this.
There was no immediate explanation from the administration of the apparent conflict between Laird’s view and those of White House sources.
Other admi nistration spokesmen said differing time
periods were involved. They said the White House officials were talking roughly about the last three months of this year and predicting perhaps a 30 per cent increase over the same period of 1969. They said Laird was comparing 1970 totals with those for 1969.
The White House officials spoke to newsmen in giving a yearend foreign-affairs sumup
under rules barring direct quotation by name.
They * said infiltration from North Vietnam normality increases during this time of year, the dry season, and that enemy efforts to replace Cambodian losses should be taken into account, in weighing the significance of the higher infiltration.
They said the southward flow
of enemy soldiers currently has climbed to about the level of two years ago, just before the enemy’s 1969 winter offensive. The flow of enemy supplies has increased also, "they said.
U.S. military' analysts estimated the infiltration rate for the first ten months of 1970 at about 80,000, compared with about 67,000 in 1969’s first IO months.COLISEUM FIRST
Outdoor Show Set for March
The first annual Outdoor Sports and Vacation Carnival will be held in the new Taylor County Coliseum March 5-6-7 and is being sponsored jointly by The Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene Bass Club, and the Taylor County Exposition Center.
The carnival will feature displays of boats and trailers, fishing equipment and supplies, equipment and supplies needed for outdoor camping and outdoor
Abilene Man Killed In Lawton Accident
Edward Lee Beard, 49, of Abilene died at 9:50 a.m. Saturday in Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Okla., of massive internal injuries suffered Thursday in a car wreck.
His driver’s license gave his address as 2601 S. 22nd.
Funeral will be at ll a.m. Monday in the Callaway-Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Rush Springs, Okla. Burial vail be in Rush Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Beard’s body was at Becker Funeral Home in Lawton Saturday night, where an autopsy was being performed.
The body was to be transferred to Rush Springs Sunday.
The funeral will be a double ceremony for him and for his father, Lee Beard, of Rush Springs who died Saturday morning in Lawton of natural causes.
Police said Beard was in a three-car crash on the Pioneer Expressway, which circles Lawton, at about I a.m. Thursday.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Curtis Skruggs of Rush Springs,
living, campers and vehicles to mount them on, skiing equipment and supplies, diving equipment and supplies, hunting equipment and supplies, resort areas and lake development property and other items related to outdoor living.
Joe Cooley, manager of the Exposition Center, said local exhibitors as well as exhibitors from all over the state are being invited to participate in the show, which is the only annual sports and vacation show held in the Big Country. The Big Country’, he said, has a multi . million dollar nark"* wHh exposure to more than 250,000 potential customers.
All space will be assigned on a first come-first servx* basis, according to Cooley. “More than 35,000 square feet of inside exhibit space is available with rental on inside space being from $75 to $375 depending upon size and location.” Cooley said.
All booths are to be furnished with uniform backdrops eight feet high and side drops of three feet with front left open. An identification sign for each exhibit will also be furnished.
In addition to the Inside exhibit space, there will be outside space available to inside exhibitors at a reduced rate. Too, there is space available in the lobby of the coliseum.
“Hie season Is early spring
and the highlight is the chance for each family—mom, dad, and all the kids—to get out and see what’s new in outdoor living and for the vacation,” Cooley said.
“Outdoor sports and vacation shows have been tremendous successes in other areas of Texas and out of state,” he said. “This show will give the people of the Big Country an opportunity to observe all different sports and vacation equipment, supplies and anything needed for outdoor living.”
Cooley sad that anyone interested in exhibit space should contact thp , Taylor County Coliseum and the staff would supply the necessary information.
The White House officials said the infiltration from the North is flowing through Laos into Cambodia and that there is a division of opinion in Washington as to whether it is in preparation for an offensive in Cambodia or in South Vietnam. They said most experts here expect the attack to come in Cambodia.
On other points the officials said:
—The U.S. military withdrawals under the Nixon doctrine do not envisage use of nuclear weapons in event of hostilities. This is because U.S. troop pullbacks, such as from South Korea, is accompanied by a strengthening of local forces which leaves the local nonnuclear defense as strong or stronger than before.
—Progress in the U.S-Soviet Strategic Arms Limitation talks —SALT—has been slow but not disheartening. What is needed now is a political decision by the Kremlin to move forward to an arms-curb agreement with the United States.
“We have an understanding w th the Soviet Union” concerning Cuba “which both sides know the limits of action in the Caribbean beyond which the situation would become very jjfrave.”
TODAYS NEWS INDEX
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the release of all American and free-world prisoners in Indochina and any South Vietnamese prisoners held outside South Vietnam.”
He said that, despite Hanoi’s rejection of these proposals, they remain in effect.
—Last summer he sent former astronaut Frank Borman to 12 nations “to enlist support for our case” and U.S. ambassadors were using full diplomatic resources to help convince Hanoi “to treat our men humanely and to release them soon.” Nixon, telling the wives and families that “nothing I say could truly comfort you,” reviewed efforts to relieve the plight of Americans held captive.
But he said that “Hanoi, however, has so far rebuffed every effort to obtain release of our men or to verify the conditions of their treatment.”
The President said he will not forget “the strength, the loyalty and the dignity” with which the families and wives of the prisoners have borne their burden.
He said “we are ready instantly to proceed towards arrangements for the release of prisoners of war on both sides.” Among the efforts of his administration to relieve the prisoner situation, Nixon listed these:
—On Oct. 7 he proposed immediate release of all POWS
See NIXON, Pg. 2-A
Hamlin High Grad Leads Lunar Study
By DANNY LAMMERT
Reporter-News Staff Writer
HAMLIN — Dr. Everett Gibson, Jr., whose parents live in Hamlin, will head a group of scientists who will study the lunar material brought back from the moon by Apollo 14.
Dr. Gibson is Mission Science Adviser to tho Lunar Receiving Laboratory for the Apollo 14 mission. The scheduled launch date for Apollo 14 is Jan. 31.
AFTER MATERIAL from the lunar surface arrives in Houston on Feb. 12, Gibson wall become the test director for the Apollo mission.
About 350 people work at LRL, with about 40 scientists and 40 technicians from the U.S. and throughout the w'orld.
Gibson is returning to Houston Sunday to aid in preparing the lab for receiving the material.
“The basic problem we will have is being ready to handle the amount of material Apollo 14 will bring from the moon,” he said.
IT IS ESTIMATED that Apollo 14 will return almost twice the material that 12 and 13 were to gather combined. Preliminary examinations are scheduled to complete by April 4.
After the preliminary examinations, about 40 per cent of the material will leave NASA to be studied at 150 laboratories around the world. Each of these labs specialize in different fields. It is estimated that less than IO per cent of the material will be destroyed in scientific studies. Residue will be retained.
Apollo 14 will have Alan
DR. EVERETT GIBSON . . . ex-Hamlin man
Shepherd, America’s first astronaut, Edgar Mitchell and Stewart Roosa as astronauts. Shepherd and Mitchell are scheduled for the moon landing while Roosa will orbit the command ship.
Their 30-36 hour stay on the moon’s surface will include two 5-hour “moon walks.” One will be to primarily set up a research station to study moon quakes, atmosphere and magnetic fields.
The geological walk will gather 190-200 pounds of moon soil. Samples vail be documented. That is, a photo will be taken of a sample prior to taking and also of the spot it had occupied. Also included in plans are core samples.
Gibson explains that these tell the history of the moon surface. A one-foot core brought back
See HAMLIN, Pg. 2-A
Newcomers Boost Goodfellow Fund
Perhaps because they were busy with Christmas activities, Abilene area residents contributed only $81 to the Goodfellow fund Friday and Saturday.
Bills of $16,500 were incurred to give food to 788 families clothing to 728 families and toys to 502 families. The latest figures leave $896.46 to be made up after Christmas.
With the contributions Saturday was a Christams card from a California couple who recently moved to Abilene. “We are new to Abilene but want to help a little,” they wrote.
Contributions may be mailed to Goodfellows, Abilene Reprter-News, Box 30, Abilene.
In memory of O. C.
Towery by Mr. & Mrs.
Martin F. Kemper 5.00 Mr. & Mrs. Henry Leach 3.00 Mr. & Mrs. Felton Underwood, in lieu of Christmas cards to Abilene friends Mr. & Mrs. David D.
McCoy Mr. & Mrs. Elmo Cady Anonymous Hawley Beta Club at
3.00 10.00 20 OO
Hawley High School 5.00
In memory of our son Bobby —
Mr. & Mrs.
Harry' Seibt 5.00
Ellen Odell Johnson 10.00
In memory of Sammie Rayburn Bowman 5.00
In memory of C. J. (Tip)
Total to Date .........15,603.54WEATHER
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMME RCS National Weather Service (Weather Map, Pg. 7-A)
ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mir* radius) — Partly cloudy Sunday through Monday. A little warmer Sunday night. High Sunday near 60; low Sunday niqht upper 30s. High Monday In lower 60s. Winds becoming southwesterly I 0to 20 miles per hour Sunday.
TEMPERATURES Saturday a m. Saturday p.m.
29 .1:00 . .. 57
30 ........ 2:00 ......... 59
31 ......... . 3:00 59
32 4:00 OO
31 5.00 57
33 . 6:00 52
36 7:00 m)
36 .......... 8:00 42
40 .......... 9:00 41
45 ............ 10:00 39
51 11:00 —
56 12:00 —
High and low for 24-hour* ending •
p.m.: 60 and 25.
High and low same date last year: 6J and 32.
Sunset last night: 5:40 ; *unrl*e today* 7:3Q; sunset tonight: 5:41.
Barometer reading at 9 p/n.t MU. i
Humidity at 9 p.m.: 37 ey cant, J