Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 9, 1970, Abilene, Texas
WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron
WTB YEAR, NO. 236 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 9, 1970
-TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
Asnort a ted Press (ZP) IOC DAILY—20c SUNDAY
by jp|! Katharyn |]|| Duff ll
An Abilenian who travels a good bit says he doesn’t know for positive where he will be going after death, but which ever place it is he’s sure he’ll have to change at Dallas and make that long walk from Texas International to make his connection.
Correspondent Joy Culwell of Anson was driving into Abilene the other day when she pulled up at a traffic light behind a beautiful new 1970 luxury automobile.
The very sight of the beautiful motorized beast made her envious.
When she noticed the personalized license plate it bore she was downright green-eyed jealous.
The plate bragged:
“Paid 4 2“
And out on the Hardin-Simmons campus was this hand-done sign posted, supposedly by an enterprising young salesman, on an aging auto.
“For Sail (sic)
. “It’s Cool Inside.”
Whether this means the car does have air conditioning or does not have a heater Joy knows not.
Recently Attorney Beverly Tarpley took her 6-year-old Chuck for medical checkup and Chuck, as do 6-year-olds, was bringing his friends at the doctor’s office up to date on family news.
The Tarpleys are doing some remodeling, converting a garage into a playroom for the children, Chuck and Beth, 4. Another bath is being added. It is being put in what was an open area between house and garage.
“And guess what,” Chuck announced to the doctor’s office.
“We’re building an outdoor bathroom!”
Times have not completely changed, you see.
Panel Criticizes Medicare. Medicade
WASHINGTON (AP) — The mediaries of things ranging Senate Finance Committee staff from fraud to waste and ineffi-proposed Sunday that the gov- ciency. eminent develop a schedule of The Finance Committee has maximum fees for physicians to not acted on the report but lead-nelp curb soaring costs of medi-,ing members praised it and care and medicaid. jpredicted Senate adoption of at
lins is a key recommendation least some of its recommenda-in a far-ranging, 323-page report dons.
which points up the problems of The report says that unless the rapid and continuing esca-spiraling costs are checked, lation in the costs of health “Congress may reasonably an-care and criticizes the way the ticipate increased pressures two government programs have upon it to extend the medicare been administered. and medicaid programs to en-
In addition to the criticism of compass large segments of the
government agencies, the report accuses doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and insurance inter
population not now covered”—in other words, some form of national health insurance.
“People are being priced out! Both of the big government of the private health insurance programs are in serious finan-market as a result of the fre- cial trouble although both have quent and substantial premium been successful since they were increases required to meet the ever-greater costs of health care,” the report declares.
It says workers are confront-
costing $8.3 billion a year. Medi-'as an interim measure, the in would work up a schedule of caid, designed to aid those on surance carrier serving as a maximum fees for each of the welfare and the indigent, is medicare intermediary, such as nine census districts of the U.S. costing $5.5 billion. Blue Shield, set as a medicare These fees would be based on
Both figures far exceed maximum the average payment the revenue obtainable from original, estimates. it now makes under all its pri-monthly payments of $4 each by
The report points out that the vat© contrac ts for a given serv- the subscribers and the govem-administration now estimatesjice or procedure. (merit — the present scale. The
Nixon administration has an-For the long range, the report nounced this will be raised to _ „ proposes that Part B of medi- $5.30 next July I.
in, and is asking for lax in- care. the plan which covers phy- The now olan would keen the 'creases to meet the deficit. services, be revised by M rate^d'eUmZJrWa
set up in 1965, the report says.
“Medicare has provided invaluable and necessary aid to mil-
_____________ lions of older Americans,” the ................
ed with Social Security tax in- report says, while medicaid medicare will cost $131 billion creases for mediciare; boosts in “has helped millions of poor cit-more over the next 25 years private health insurance pre-izens with their health care than present taxes would bring miums; increased state and lo- needs.” (in, and is asking for tax in
cal taxes for medicaid; more! creases to meet the deficit. Uivuuu s<
out-of-pocket outlays to pay the! The trouble, it says, is that: The staff says “the key to Congress. , , . .... ... .
coinsurance portion of higher I neither has been operated so far making the present (health Under the proposed new plan. '’J11' eBft' J? e
medical charges; and more out-Ion an efficient and economical I care) system workable is the the Health, Education and Wei- nu. mu-* n0 relays for rising costs of nonin-‘basis. physician and his medical socie- fare Department, assisted by }simians who agree to parti*
sured health services such as Medicare, for which all per-|ty.” representatives of p r i v a t p in ,he Plan would accept
dental care. sons over 65 are eligible, now isThe report recommends that, health insurance companies, Turn to PANEL, Pg. 3-A
By Bomb Blast
Terrorists Bomb Press Center
U. S. soldiers try to contain fires spreading in the offices of South Vietnam’s government national press center in downtown Saigon Sunday afternoon. I he office was wrecked by an explosion caused by a plastic charge apparently placed by a terrorist. (AP Wirephoto)
The town of Dublin had a rude awakening on a recent Saturday midnight.
Some townsmen, arriving home late from a trip, saw what appeared to be a long, lean, lanky cowboy dangling grotesquely by the neck from a rope draped over a street light.
The hanging was at the comer of Patrick and Blackjack in the heart of the town.
Midnight or not, in a matter of minutes cars and people appeared out of nowhere.
Most stopped cautiously at a distance and peered curiously through the dimness at the phenomenon.
. A few of the most daring ran home for cameras and ventured close enough to snap pictures.
• • •
Dublin was getting excited. Its streets at midnight took on a Saturday afternoon look. Then out of the dark comers their emerged a dozen or so of the younger generation with an explanation.
TTiey had apprehended a bootlegger, the kids reported, believed to be one of the Pan-darosa Jack’s bandits who during the summer “hold up” the Goober Special, (That’s the fun train that makes excursions from Gorman to Dublin, Dublin to Gorman.)
The rest of the gang, the kids said, escaped to hole up near Mt. Aire until opening run of the Goober Special in May.
With this report the good fplk of Dublin returned to their homes and their warm beds. The kids took the “victim” down and laid him to rest in an old box of theatrical goods in the recreation building.
Morocco Blows Warm, Cool on Rogers' Visit
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RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The Moroccan government appeared Sunday to be showing Secretary of State William P. Rogers great warmth in private but a certain coolness in public.
The delicate balance stems from the position of King Has-san II, who although one of the most moderage and pro-western of Arab leaders is deeply committed to the Arab cause in the Middle East and objects to U.S. support for Israel.
Foreign Minister Abdel Hafid Boutaleb made no welcome speech Saturday night when Rogers arrived at the Rabat airport, and the king cancelled out of state banquet Sunday night.
Rogers is on a 16-day tour of IO African nations to demonstrate that the State Department called “growing U.S. interests in Africa.”
Boutaleb, however, gave Rogers a dinner Saturday night and followed him to his hotel for an unscheduled hour-long talk. The foreign minister also was host
at Sunday’s state dinner, at which Rogers ate with his fingers in traditional Moroccan fashion.
The American visitor and his
wife were given a picturesque welcome Sunday on a sightseeing trip to Fez, , the nation’s ancient religious capital 120 miles northeast of Rabat.
Rogers told newsmen he and Boutaleb had a very friendly talk, discussing the Moroccan economy, North African affairs and the forthcoming appointment of a new American ambassador to Morocco. There was no mention of the Middle East conflict, Rogers said.
The absence of a welcoming speech by Boutaleb and cancelation of the king’s banquet looked like a public demonstration of Moroccan coolness toward the United States as a result of U.S. support for Israel. At the same time, Boutaleb’s unscheduled visit with Rogers and the colorful sightseeing tour
arranged for the secretary of state Sunday showed King Bassan did not want Rogers to take the gestures of coolness too seriously.
Rogers said he was delighted with his first day in Africa.
He was taken by automobile to Fez and spent an hour walking through the 1,000-year-old city.
Rogers was treated to a ceremonial luncheon feast in a tent pitched in a lakeside palm grove at Sidi Hrazem, IO miles out of Fez. There he sat on cushions in the traditional style and used his fingers to help himself to spicy dishes including couscous and steamed lamb.
During the meal, barefooted Moroccan dancing girls performed to the wailing tunes of the Atlas mountain tribes.
Monday Rogers was to have talks with Prime Minister Ahmed Laraki and lunch with King Hassan. He flies to Tunis on the second leg of his tour late in the day.
SAIGON (AP) — An explosion that rocked downtown Saigon Sunday night wrecked South Vietnam’s government national press center and spread panic among hundreds in the street celebrating the lunar new year. No casualties were reported.
It was the second apparent terrorist bombing in the capital’s downtown area in IO days, but the first since the Tet holiday began last Friday.
The U.S. Command said the explosion was caused by about 20 pounds of shaped plastic charge placed on the second floor of the yellow concrete building.
Several hours earlier a terrorist shot and wounded a courier for the U.S. Command as he drove on a downtown street The terrorist escaped.
The explosion at 6:32 p.m ripped through the second floor of the two-story building on Saigon’s main downtown square, sprayed window glass for hundreds of yards and started a brief but spectacular fire. The center was closed for Tet.
The blast caused minor damage to some nearby buildings.
Until recently it housed the1 suffered one man killed and ll rockets and a vast store of rooms where foreign newsmen wounded. small arms and other sfmmuni-
attended daily briefings by the) T,ie team was searching one hon. One cache alone weighed
32'2 tons, field reports said.
hidden enemy supply depot dis- Much of the stockpile was covered last month. blown up because of booby traps
’I he depot, located on an infil- planted by the enemy.
government and military, and ia score of arms caches in a the communications offices from which they filed their dis-
” Aii^V headVuarior, retied
moved several weeks ago to another building 50 yards away.
Cambodia, was one of the larg- a slight increase in the pace of est found in the war. It was be- the war Sunday
In War Zone D, 45 mites Sr 'for Viefco^d nW M°re 'han,80 tr0°Ps
northeast of Saigon, lilied (Vietnamese soldiers operm.ng'T0 .Jpp°rted killed in a series
troops searching an enemy am- out of War Zone D, a long-time I! IV?’ Y if9
munition stockpile tripped a enemy stronghold of them rn two Mekong Delta
booby trap that exploded the (clashes with government forces,
cache. One American Green Re-
Hundreds of persons were in the streets. They ran In confusion, or threw themselves to the ground. Some stood and watched in fascination as a huge cloud of smoke, followed by flames, rose from the top of the building.
ret was killed were wounded
and four others
. ... In the day’s biggest action,
mon* Th.n* yiold^ Green Beret-led mercenaries re-
A team of civil-lnfles, .’hou^snPmTta? T'lr klllcrt 32
ian irregulars they were leading'shells. mote f,an ,00 CK’SSS
miles west of Saigon.
The U.S. Command reported (American armored troops killed 14 enemy in a fight in War Zone C, northwest of Saigon and three miles from the Cambodian border. Twelve more enemy were killed in fighting near Quang Ngai, along the central
Air Raid Welcome For Arab Leaders
CAIRO (AP) — Loaders of five Arab nations resumed their meetings Sunday in President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s yellow-domed Zahraa Palace to work out a unified plan for dealing
The press center, facing on in8 at Israeli jets attacking the Lam Son Square, has shops on industrial center of Helwan, the street floor and offices on only 20 wiles away. Israeli jets the second floor, including those also struck Inchas, 25 miles of the Information Ministry’s from the capital.
e semi-official AI Ahram, re- u.S. Navy strength in Viet-ferred editorially to “attempts nam will be cut bv 2.800 under o leal h a peaceful settlement’’the 50.000-man troop reduction ^charged the I nited States ordered by President Nixon, with obstructing them. military spokesmen said.
. • «■*. Ah ram sounded a veiled Most of the men involved ar**
will.Israel's stepped-up Mideast wanting of reprisals against signed in ihe NMI s^rt
_ . «*» vfH'ni states interests in the Activity at Da Nang, or at-
Just before the Sunday morn-1 Middle East if it persists in cur-itached to Marine units ing session began air raid sirens rent policies. I a headquarters announce-
sounded and, Cairo residents The newspaper also said that mont said the Navy cutback heard the thud of bombs and the if the United States supplies ad- would be in “authorized crunch of anti-aircraft guns fir- ditional warplanes to Israel,!spaces,” not all of which are
that would confirm “the accuse I filled. It did not specify the action that it persists in spoiling Hurt number of sailors leaving any attempts to reach a peace-1 Vietnam. But just about all of
press liaison section.
^•department 0R commerce
ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map, Ro. 3-A) , ,
ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mll# ca- ;cforc dius) Fair and cool Monday and Mon- iSterS
I Egyptian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Riad said Sunday night the leaders of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Sudan had agreed on recommendations (submitted to them by committees of foreign and defense min-
ful settlement of the crisis and its determination to back Israel and Israel’s plan to strike at Egyptian and other Arab civilian objectives in of aggression.”
those going home will have completed at least nine months of their year-long duty tours.
The troop reduction, the third its escalation;ordered by Nixon, is scheduled to be completed by April 15.
day night, continued fair and a mile warmer Tuesday. High Monday 50 55, low Monday night In mid-30s. high Tues-
day in th# 60s. Light variable winds I* u j Ai
Monday becoming southerly s-is mph mg, he said, and then a commu
The leaders will hold a final discussion late Monday morn-
Sun. a.m. 50
48 . 48 ..
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48 .. 51
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and low for 24-hours ending IO
P.m.: 60 and 47. High and low same date last year: 55 and 33. Sunset last night: 6:18; sunrise today: 7:27; sunset tonight; 6:19.
Barometer reading at IO p.m.: 28.48. Humidity at IO p.m.: 67 per cent.
nique will be Issued.
Earlier Sunday, Nasser had a one-hour private session with Noureddin Atassi, the Syrian head of state.
Although described by sections of the press here as a council of war, the conference may not have ruled out entirely the possibility of a peaceful settlement of the Middle East conflict.
Egypt’s leading newspaper,
American Flag Flying on Police Uniforms
WASHINGTON (AP) — Policeftacked on the job—29 in six
n more than a thousand cities and towns from sea to sea have added the American flag to
The men had flag patches made and sewn on their blue
their uniforms, giving reasons uniforms. “Since that time ... ranging from pride to protest.(we have not had the first police-There are approximately 18,300 man assaulted,” Thompson
uniformed police departments in the nation.
Most policemen wear reproductions of the flag as shoulder patches or lapel pins, an Associated Press survey showed. And in one city—Muskegon ieights, Mich.—32 officers have replaced regular police badges on the front of their winter coats with flag patches.
Macon, Ga , Mayor Ronnie Thompson, the man credited with raising the flag idea 21 months ago, says he did it be
(nun lh* ago, says ne am ii ne* minder tnat our flag symbolizes cause so many officers were at^the American freedoms which
The trend, which began to develop last summer, has drawn support of President Nixon. In a letter this week to the American Federation of Police, Nixon wrote:
“In my view, the display of the United States flag on the uniforms worn by law enforcement officers is appropriate, both as an indication of respect for the flag itself and as a reminder that our flag symbolizes
peace officers of our country I week sewed on flag patches have dedicated their lives and I bought with their own money, their energies to preserve.”
If a policeman can’t be pa- Gerald Arenberg, director of triode, who can?” asks Chief J. staff services for the American T. Alley of Lubbock,
whose 170 uniformed men put the flag on their sleeve last July 25. “There’s so many people going around burning flags and tearing them down, I just thought it was appropriate that we wear them.”
“We represent law and order in our own community and that’s what the flag is all about,” added Police Chief Maurice Mathews of El Monte, Calif.
“We’re flag wavers and proud of it,” said Prince Georges County, Md., Sheriff William Kersey after ms officers last
Federation of Police, said some 800 departments have bought patches from the federation since last September. Hundreds of other departments have bought patches from private firms like A-B Emblem Co., Weaverville, N.C., the same company that makes uniform
faced departmental charges for wearing an unauthorized flag in his lapel. But instead of trying Doland, headquarters rescinded the rule Jan. 6 and authorized city police to wear a one-inch square metal flag above their badges.
Doland called the order “a new open door to patriotism” and received a letter Jan. 14 from Nixon congratulating him # # _
on his firm stand “to honor our f'Qfr|*|Ot>IC PfltCn
patches for Apollo spacemen.
E. Henry Conrad, head of that New York’s transit police firm, reported production of joined the parade Jan. 27 with a more than one million flag similar order and last week the
pa<^m‘YS,nce Y SPT™ Boston police got permission to Sometimes, individual officers wear a pin ^
put on the flags in the face of regulations forbidding it. New York Patrolman Patrick Doland
Other cities place flags on the Turn to FLAGS, Pg. 3-A
The Taylor County Sheriff’s Department was one of the first groups to adopt the American flag worn as an insignia on their jackets. Deputy Sheriff Julian Hernandez displays the flag he and other members of the department wear on their right sleeve. This manner of displaying the flag has -become very popular throughout the nation. (Staff Photo by Dub Mason) *