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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH.YEAR, NO. 228 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS. 79604, SUNDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 1, PAGES IN SEVEN SECTIONS lOc DAILY-20c SUNDAY Astocialed Prcsi (IP) 3 Star 'Tough Guys' Land Frank Sheffield, manager of Interstate Theaters in Abilene, right, greets the three March of Dimes Telerama stars at the Municipal Airport Saturday. The celebrities are from left John Niland, Dallas 'Ironside' Star, Fast Gun, Footballer Here for MOD Cowboy guard, Don Galloway, Sgt. Brown on televis- ion's and Rodd Redwing, "the fastest gun in the world." (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) By LORETTA FULTON Reporter-News Staff Writer The March of Dimes three lelerama stars arrived at the Abilene Municipal Airport Saturday afternoon and it was certainly easy to pick them out as they descended from the plane. Rodd Redwing, "Ihe fastest gun in Ihe was wearing black pants, black cowboy boots, black fringed western-cut jacket, green western shirt, and orange bandana. The only thing he lacked was his guns, and he assured everyone he had them with him "I feel naked without he said. John Niland, a Dallas Cowboy guard, was the only person turning sideways lo get out the airplane door. He weighs 250 pounds and stands six-foot-three. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU IWeitner Map, 7D) ABILENE AND VICINITY [JO-Mlle Radius) Mostly cloudy, warmer with chance ol rain Sunday. Partly cloudy to clear and cooler Sunday nlgtil and Monday. ProabilMy of rain Sunday 20 per cenl. High Sunday 55-60. Low Sunday n'ght 30-35. 'High Monday near 50, Soullv westerly winds fl-lB m.p.h., switching lo Everyone knew Don Galloway, Sgt. Brown on television's was a stranger in lown when he got off the plane and said, "I don't understand about all the wind and no snow.' Redwing, who says he's been challenged in California, Texas, Munich, Germany, London, England, Spain and "all over Ihe world" for his fast draw title, said the first time he drew a gun was "the year Moby Dick was a guppy." "I was seven then and I'm 55 he said. Asked who had challenged his title, Redwing replied, "You name 'em." When he's not defending liis title, Redwing said he teaches gun drawing, knife-throwing and the art of biillwhipping to "mostly show business people even the ladies." And when he's not teaching someone who may someday take his title from him, Redwing makes movies such as "High northerly Sunday. Sal. i.m. 41 TEMPERATURES IS 31 a ___Sat p.m. 54 51 High and low for M hours ending 9 p.m.: Si and 31. High and low same data lasl yenr: 54 41. Sunset lasl night: today: Tonight: Baromeler reading at 9 p.m.: Humidity at 9 p.m.: 63 per cent. understand." "I'm happy where I am every once in awhile things happen in the series thai make t all worth while. Il's he said. Galloway said he didn't know vhy he had been asked to appear in the telerama. "I don't sing or dance and my stories aren't lhat funny. Frank Iheffield (manager of Interstate Theaters) just called me up and said, 'would you. and I said Ten 'The "The and Little Big Horn." When he leaves Abilene, Redwing will go to Hollywood where he is making a film with Frank Sinatra. Don Galloway, who never could figure out why it was so windy, said he contributes the success of which is in its Ihird season, to Raymond Burr "he's a fantastic aclor." Galloway said he is happy where he is now. He likes working in a television series. "Funny things happen in he said. "Things are happening now that I don't Today's Reporler-News Philharmonic Ball Tha Woman's Deportment of the Reporter-News gives you o review of Ihe 10th Anniversary Philharmonic Ball Abi- Isne's biggest charity boll. Pictures of ihc Pictures of the chorus line girl's in the fee Foflres openinq here Wednesday. Listing of the major features. Sain Virus Top Trn Movies Reporter-News critic Sam Pendergrast his choices for the best films of the year in his regular column, "This Man's TV Log .Haft Programs New shows ore still being Introduced by Ihe networks ond you have the current listings in West Texas' biggest TV sec- tion. (Lift cut of Section F) Other Exciting Specials NEWS INDEX Abilene Events 6-B Amusements B Section, 1-F Astrology 2-B Austin Notebook 6-B Berry'i Woild..........2-B Books 4-8 Bridge 3-B Business 3-F Classifieds 8-12-D Crossroads Report......12-B Crossword 7-B Editorials 6-D Farm 7-D Hospital Patients 5-A Jumhle 7-B Letter to Servicemen 5-B Markets..........10, Il-B Movies 9-B Obituaries 2, 3-A Oil 12-D Records 8-B Sports 1-5 Texasl 1-F To Your Good Health 12-B TV Tab Sect. F Women's Section C Court Restrains Rail Shutdown WASHINGTON (AP) _ A judge Saturday hailed for 0 days a threatened nationwide ailroad shutdown and Ihe ;lrike that prompted il after a ailroad attorney (old him Pres- dent Nixon would seek special egislation Monday. But the White House, in a ;lalement by Secrelary o( La- lor George V. denied the administralion told rail attorney M. Shea that it would eek a law to halt the lockout and strike. "We may or may not submil egislatio-i but we did not lell lim we Shultz said in Shea's comment in court 'something of a misrepresenla- ion." U.S. District Judge John J. Si- ica, in granting restraining or- ders against both the railroad ockout and the strike against he Union Pacific, said the de- ay would give Congress time lo ake any action it deemed nec- essary. "In this case there is no qucs ion that irreparable harm would be suffered both by Hie railroads and the unions and the approximately em Sirica said. The Union Pacific, which haefore the midnight Salurday deadline is expected to carry the number of Taylor County voters above the figure. Around the Big Counlry, county officials generally voter registration ligher than last year's figures. More than. 250 additional Taylor County voters were added to the rolls as a result of he Tax-Assessor-Collector, Burl King, making it possible for citizens to register Saturday. King had provided registration orms outside and the instructions office in just the courthouse in an effort to sign up as many voters as possible. A count of the forms at ).m. showed that 253 people had aken advantage of the "bonus1 day." (The courthouse isn't usually open on Salurday.) Meanwhile, King revised his earlier eslimate of as of Friday up to plus. There vere at least registration blanks lo be counted plus the 253 submitted Saturday. In addition, elhnic and church, groups were out signing up voters and the midnight deadline Saturday will add more voters. "King, who estimated last year that at least citizens would register in Taylor County, was optimistic Saturday afternoon. Contacted at his office, lie said he was not completely satisfied with the number this year, as compared to the record number, who signed up last year. "I would have hoped that we coud have broken last year's record but it looks like we will fall he said. However, he still maintained that Taylor County will have close to registered voters by the time the registration is counted. And this may require some lime as license plates go on sale Monday. "In the past 13 years, I haven't missed my estimate by more than King said. "I sure hope I don't break the streak this year." Without counling registrations still in the mail, voter resigtra lion thus far in Sweetwater have reached approximately according to Mrs. Sammye Haggard, (he tax collector. Registration was almost IOC per cent in Stonewall County a. final tabulations were made Saturday. A total of citizens had registered and this compares to registrants two years ago. It was estimated tha approximately Eastland County voters had registered by deadline Saturday. The complete count will not be forthcoming for several days, said Edgar Alton Eastland County assessor collector. In the community of Dublin 800 citizens registered to vote, a hundred more than last yean 700 count. Voter registration In Colorado City reached as of Friday. Turn to VOTERS, Pg. 3-A ad been considering, before Iho ourl action, special legislation ul that in light of (he 10-day in- inclion had not decided pre- isely what steps il would take. But he denied the Labor arlment had told Ihe railroads ic administration planned to cek a special law to hall the rike and lockout. He said Undersecretary of La- or James Hodgson had told ailroad representatives "We re not committing Hie admims- lo any particular form of ction and ihey should not ad- ise Ihe judge that their position based on t he adminislra- on." However, he said, Sirica's les- order "creates a new r differeni situation and wp ill see what further steps we an lake to bring about a volun- ary solution to the problem." Chief union negotiator Wil- iam W. Winpisingcr said telc- rains would start going out BURKE MUSGKOVE filing with dimes Musgrove To Run For Re-Election BRKCKENRIDGE (RNS) Rep. Rurke Musgrove saic Saturday that he will file for re election Monday and will pay hi; filing fee with dimes donated by supporters in the 53rd legislative district. Musgrove said he intends ti personally file wilh sack o dimes in each of Ihe fivi counties including Eastland ,'allahan, Shackelford, Stephen: and Palo Pinlo. "The dimes, Ihe majority o which were donated b j supporters in Eastland and Palo ''into counties, represent the liealthy involvement of hundred, of concerned tax-payers in th election process. These am olher tax-payers seriously ques ion Ihe wasteful state spending rends and the increasing tax nirdens, Musgrove said. Musgrove said he volet againsl and actively opposed 'the sizable million lax bill passed during Ihe last two special Icgislaliye sessions' "and added he considered "it an unreasonably large tax bill." vnuediately to Union Pacific Electricians union members rikers telling Ihcm lo return to ork under the federal court or- er. The Union Pacific was I nick at midnight Friday night. Winpisingcr said the case il- istrales that Ihe Railway La- or Act is antiquated and can no inger deal wilh modern labor- lanagemenl problems and Kould be revised. has said Nixon .is con-' idering junking Ihe Railway r Act altogether, and revis- ig Tafl-Harllcy procedures tn all labor riispiilcs. The unions, representing ome shopcraft workers, [ruck Ihe Union Pacific at mid- ight Friday after rejecting an ppeal from Secretary of Labor eorge P. Shultz for seven more ays ot delay in the 14-monlh- d dispute. President Nixon already has xhnusted all delaying proco- .iires under federal labor law. The shopcraft workers now .verage per hour. They re- eded an earlier contract pro- msal that would have boosted rages 68 cents an hour by next Including relroaclivc iay for all of 1969. Union leaders said Ihe wage lai-kage, largest in Iheir hislo- y, is acceptable to the workers nil members ol one of the Metal Worker? rejected it because the agree- ment would have crossing of job lines. The unions members of all had narrowly approved Ihe pro- posal. A nationwide strike In 1967 was halted by a special act of Congress imposing a compulso- ry wage settlement, first such law in Ihe nation's peacetime jhislory. The previous shutdown was a nationwide strike in 1922. jurisdiction had agreed four unions Brother Believes LBJ Will Return NKW YORK (AP) Sam Houston Johnson says he be- lieves liis brother Lyndon will run again for the presidency. "I know at this time it doesn't sound probable, but I know my brother it I know said Ihe former President's younger brother. "And I lell you politics is in his Wood, He's going to run for some elective office. And I believe il will be Ihe presiden- cy." Johnson, who said he had ml talked with his brother in a year "You can say say we are tem- porarily his prediction in a copyrighted in- terview published Sunday in Pa- rade magazine. He said also that time would .see a -shift ot public opinion in favor of the former president. "I.ct the war in Vietnam taper off, he said. "Then let Lvmlon must approve none would. any contract or Machinists, Boilermakers and make 20 or 30 appearances nn TV. And in no time at all he can change bis image." Will Seek Civil Appeals Post Robert Q. Garrelt Jr., Abilene attorney, filed Saturday as a candidate for Justice of the Court of Civil Appeals at Easl- land to succeed Judge Clyde Grissom who is retiring. He will face Judge Auslin McCloud, 32nd District Judge of Colorado City, in the cleclion. "I realize Ihe great respon- sibility of the Justice of Ihe C'ourl or Civil said Garrelt, "Since Judge Grissom is retiring, I have decided to ask the citizens for this position, fully realizing Ihe tremendous responsibilities." Gatrctl, 50, was born and reared in Jones County and raduatcd from Abilene High School in He attended John Tarlelon College for Iwo years and received his law degree from (be University of Texas in 1543. Upon complclion of law school, he volunteered for the Army and was with Ihe 84th Infantry Division until he was discharged in 1946. In 1946 Garrelt was elected county judge of Jones County serving in that position until 1955. In 1349, while county judge, tie was elected president of the West Texas Judges and Commsisioners Assn. of Texas. He practiced law in Anson from 1955 unlil 1957 at which lime he Joined (he firm of Childers and Garretl, and after ROBERT Q. GARRETT JR. (o oppose McCloud Ihe death of Sterling Childers, he served with Ihe firm of Sayles and Garrelt until Ihe present time. He married the former Ruth Francis of Stamford in 1950 and the couple are parents ot three children, Jim, a student at Cooper High School, and Jane and Tom, students at Jefferson Junior High. He is a Mason, Shrine Member with Ma.skat Temple of Wichila Falls, a member of the Abilene and Stale Bar Assn., and currently is president of the Downtown Abilene Lions Club. Being 'Spokesman' Dangerous Job Tennis for Abilene girls Young Outlook takes o look ot fong skirls First of o series on Arthur F. Burns of Federal Reserve and much, much more. By LIZ CARPENTER Part One It was simply a matter of love at first sight. Below the plane window, Washington lay there in Ihc night, (winkling like a necklace of diamonds along the black ribbon of the Potomac that sweeping while marble, magnificent city of monuments and circles. If you nre young and a reporter and I was (here is no escape. The mood is (here. The city is yours. And you became a part of it. It is the power and the glory. Listening post of American politics. Trumpet for a head of state. Revolving door of the free world. All Iktft things you see as reporter and I did fof 18 years. But until you find yourself suddenly the fence" of the White House as a press secretary, a spokesman, you really are unaware what .11 Is like to "tin time" In Ihe steady glare of (hose 18 acres, 132 rooms and no place to hide. (Kdilor's Note Here is the first excerpt from Liz Carpenter's rollick- ing story of her five years as a White House Intimate of the Lyndon B. Johnson family. Her new book, "Ruf- fles and is published by Doubleday Co.) There have been iff Presidents of the United States, 33 First Ladies, innumerable sons and daughters. There have been thousands of White House staff members and a dozen or more press secretaries. Every four or eight years, the American political system moves them on, Ihe house fills up again. My lime was wilh Ihe Lyndon B. Johnsons, hut I suspect lhat some things don't vary ton milch from Administration to Administration: Ihe tingling that comes with u the first gripping notes of "Ruffles and followed hy "Hail lo Ihe (he satisfaction of a program launched and realized, the pride of country embodied in the man and woman who live Ihere, and the parade of ideas, events and people through Ihe corridors in this first o[ all houses of America. After you have shared these tilings, you are never quite Ihc same again. Many stories can be wrillen about any Administration In the While great decisions of truly earth-shaking signit- cance, and the events which lie behind llwm. I leave that task to the historians, whose stock in iirtUB is somber analysis. Rather than trying to tell all the story, I have chosen in this series to share the everts that unfolded for me, in a house lhat Is not only a cenler of Ihe nation's political life, hut also the home of a family. I suppose Ihe funniest moment of those five years near the Presidency happened at (lie l.B.I ranch. The President's neighbor Belly Welflheimer called and, rqxHfyrt with dismay, "Life magazine fell into the-cattle- dipping vat this morning." The President slapped his sides and laughed until he cried. His only regret was there hadn't been room for the entire White House Correspondents' Association. On the other hand, there was the day I was silling at. my desk in Ihe While House, minding everybody's business and thoroughly enjoying it, when three sharp bn7.zcs jolted me a phone call from the President of the United States. if you don't learn to keep your mouth shut" i could hear the rising fury of a great nation in his voice "I'm going to give you to the Johnson City Foundation." "Well, I don't want that lo happen, Mr. I satd, trying to sound nonchalant. "Ill's B nice place lo visit, but I wouldn't want to. live Ihcrc." I couldn't remember what I had done (and still Had I enraged some friendly country or precinct? Had I toppled the stock Torn to BEING, 1'g. 3-A ;