Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1970, Abilene, Texas
Abilene Reporter- 'WITHOUT OR.WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT i i iiljlllli. 89TH YEAR, NO. 245 PHONE 073-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 18, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Annr.intc.d Press SUNDAY f-A State of the World Message Nixon Questions Soviet Direction ARRESTS ARE Riot equipped police close in on a youlh and a girl during a melee that erupted Tues- day in front of (he Federal Courthouse in Seattle, Wash. More than demonstrators gathered, smashing win- dows and glass doors in prolest oC the conlempt-of-coiut sentences against seven defendants at the Chicago con- spiracy trial. Trial story, Pg. 4A. (AP Wirepholo) By JOHN M. IllCHTOWKIl AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon lold Congress loday Russia's growing force of conlincntal nuclear missiles lias created "a serious llircal lo our retaliatory capability" and raised grave questions about where Ihe Soviet Union is Itead- cil. In his first -Stale of lire World message, Nixon presented his proposed expansion of the Safe- guard ballistic missile defense program as the hesl immedinlo response lo the Snvicl build-iip. lie expressed hope that lually he could negotiate a linii- talion or reduction of nuclear missiles with Russia. By the. end nf this year, Nixon reported, Russia will have nn estimated missiles capable of reaching the American main- land against an estimated for Ihc United Stales. Five years ago, in mid-19G5, lie said, Russia had only 331 such mis- siles lo for the United Slates. Under the Johnson ad- ministration Nixon said, the S. Viets Shell Americans by Mistake By WILLIS JOHNSON BIEN HOA, Vic'lnam (AP) II svas the second -time that nighl the. company had been shelled but again (here had been TIO siren nor the swish of rockets lo give warning before the rounds lore intn the barracks o( Ihe sleeping Am.oricaij5- The rear .area .'compound al this Army miles north- east or Saigon" rarely look in- coming enemy lire. There was confusion and tear as those un- hurt dived belatedly bencalli their cots or struggled lo squeeze inlo bunkers big enough for.only half of them. Then Ihe dash began for the shattered build- ings. The wounded lay groaning beneath the twisted tin roofs and saw'tho flashlights bobbing loward them. At a nearby South Vietnamese artillery base, the gunners stood by their 105mm wait- ing for the sound of Ihe impact- ed rounds as they had four hours earlier when-they fir.si el- evated Ilicir guns to mistaken coordinates. The firsl volley, at. p.m. Tuesday, wounded Five Ameri- cans in the compound. Three died and 15 more were wounded No Sale Planned Of Country Club i The Abilene Counti-y Club board of directors has put a damper-on rumors that Ihe club might want to sell ils properties. Jerry D. Armstrong, president of Uie board, said Wednesday that "It is Ihe feeling of-the hoard of directors of the Abilene Country Club that the majority of Ihe. stockholding members of Ihe club are not interested in any sale of the club properties at this time. Discussion of a possible sale was brought up Feb. S by Abilene Park Board Chairman Eddie Hodges, who said that Jeclers had been sent out to several persons, including City Manager H. P. Clifton, on whether the city would he in.lcrcs.ted in buying the present club area. The feelers were-a result of Ihe newly organized and chartered Fox Valley Country Club, which has an option on a 540-acre site south of Lake Kirby. .teiry Armstrong reportedly said Feb. 3 that the club "is not involved" but that there had been some discussion of a sale by the parties interested in Ihe new tlub. He added "they wanled lo see if the'city would make an offer." A spokesman for Ihe new club said it was going along wilh its plans regardless of Ihe decision of Ihe Abilene Country Club. Groundbreaking Due For Volley Faucet Abilene's industrial progress will take another giant step for- ward Thursday at a.m. when ground will be broken for Phase I of a new building for Valley Faucel Co., a division of Uniled Stales Brass Corp. Sile of the groundbreaking will be on a 20-acrc tract just west of the United Stales Brass Abilene 'plant, which fronts on Interstate 20. A.-B. Shcllon, chairman of Ihe Industrial and Manufacturing Committee of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, will serve as master of ceremonies for the occasion. U. S. Brass officials expected here for Ihe event include Scott Arbuckle, vice president of manufacturing, and Del Renfro, treasurer, both of Piano. Also participating in Ihe ceremonies will be Mayor J.-C. Hunter Jr., John Wright, presi- dent of the Abilene Industrial Foundation; Harold Crawford, Chamber president; and Frank Picczynski, local manager nf Valley Faucet. Among the host of Abilenians who will be on hand 'will be Ihe Chamber's Key Hen, members of (he hoard of directors of the Foundation and.members' of the Industrial and Manufacturing Committee. Immediate construction is ex- pected to begin on Phase of Ihe three-phase project wilh com- pletion of Phase I expected by September of this year. Plans call for the completion of Phase II in Ihe summer of 1971 and completion of Phase III in 1972. Ry Ihe end of the firm plans lo have employed as many as 500 people. Present employ- ment is 50 persons. Phase I will contain square feet, Phase II square feet and Phase III square feet. in the second, at 2 a.m. loday. Altogether, five rounds ol their J2-round barrage struck 'the small company area in the U.S. Army section of Bien Una. One round exploded in Ihe street oulside Ihe camp and six landed near the district town of Due Tu, wounding two Vietnamese civilians. South Vietnamese spokesmen explained the mishap by saying an initial investigation "indi- cates Ihe wrong map coordi- nates were given" lo B Battery of the South Vietnamese IBlli Di- vision's 181st Artillery Battal- ion. Invesligators said they were looking into the possibility that Viet Cong posing as South Viet- namese officers had radioed the target location to Ihe battery. Normally, identification is re- quired of persons requesting ar- tillery support by radio. The U.S. Command said iden- tification of the Army unit hit by Ihe fire could not be made public until after relatives of Ihe dead and wounded were noti- fied. The artillery came in with dca.dl.v accuracy, striking five buildings-three barracks, a shower room and a day room- in about a lOfl-foot radius. Afler the first shelling, Ihe men assumed it was enemy fire, and had nervously bedded down for the nighl. "We had a feeling we were going to gel hit again, and. we said Spec. 4 Gary Temple, 20, Phoenix, Ariz., as he helped clean up the debris. "WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMENCE ES5A WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Mip, 7A1 ABILENE AND VICINITY (IT-mUr radius] Clear lo parlly cfpuoV and turning cooler today; rncreajinj clotdV.est and colder tonight and Truri- dav- HBh lodai'. rear BO; around 35; high TIHjrKlay, in IrwDr Wi. Southwesterly al 12-15 tn.p.h., wilh occasional ousting t9 25 m.p.n., shifting 10 northerly this afternoon. High and low for 24-hwjn ending p A.m.: 76 and 57. High and Tow sama dale hst year: J3 Suniet tssl night: sgwist loday: sunsel Ic-Vghl: Bloody sheets and maltvesscs were piled with helmets and stray bools oulside a hairacks where one of his best friends died. "Nobody know what it all we knew was lhal (hey were falling in on lop of Temple related. "I grabbed all the flashlights could find and came running down here. This is where all my buddies were. "There was mass confusion. There was no room in I lie bunk- ers and when we ran down here to try lo get the debris off the people, some people just wouldn't do anything. I saw a speck four (specialist fourth class) shouting at a sergeanl lo get a line started, but he wouldn't help. Everybody was scared. I guess they thought ihere'd he more incoming and they didn't want lo gel caught." Other .survivors went silently and grimly about their work of cleaning up. Brandt to Meet E. German Chief BONN, Germany (AP) West German Chancellor Willy Brandt Inday accepted Kast German Premier Willi Sloph's invitntion lo meet him in Easi Berlin for talks. Chief government spokesman Conrad Ahlers said Brandt is prepared to go to Ihe East Ger- man capilal in the second or third week of March. Sloph in his letter last week proposing the talks asked Brandt to tome on Feb. 19 or Feb. 26. Ahlers said neither of those dates was acceptable. He said Brandt's Cabinet ap- proved Ihe chancellor's accept- ance at a meeting today. Ahlers said Brandt's decision had Ihe ba'cking of the Ihrce Weslera United Stales, Britain and who were consulted in advance. Ahlers said Ihe purpose of (he East lierlin lalks, which he said should be preceded by prelimi- nary contacls cither in Berlin or Bonn, is lo "get contractual ar- rangements under way." He added: "It must be stressed that a normalization of relations between the two man slates could be a contribu- tion lo relaxation of lension and lo security in Europe." He said it was also unclear at Ihis slage whelhcr Ihe dialogue between Ihe two government leaders would he a one-lime af- fair, or if Brandt was prepared lo make a scries of visits there. United Stales leveled off missile deployment but Ihe Russians continued building up. The Soviets' present build-up of strategic Nixon said, "together wilh what we know about their develop- ment and lest programs, raises serious questions about where they are headed and the pnlen- lial threats we and our allies fate." "We must lie de- clared, "lhat all potential ;IR- giTssnrs sec unacceptable risks in cnnlcmpating a nuclear at- tack, or nuclear blackmail, nr arts which could escalate lo a strategic nuclear war, such as a Snvicl conventional attack on Europe." The 40.000 word message, with a global look at Ihc past year and projections for the fu- ture, stressed Nixon's stated in- tention to go on reducing U.S. involvement, in the affairs of older lands, to seek partnership instead nf rinmin.ilion in rela- tions wilh friends and allies, and lo try lo negotiate peace- preserving agreements wilh Russia and eventually Red Chi- na. He mado these other major poinls: breakthrough in Vietnam peace negotiations could "come wilh little warning" but there's no sign it will. The United Stales remains ready lo "flexible and generous" in nego- tiations if the Communists ever want lo negotiate seriously. Nix- on hones the fighting will contin- ue to decline but has no assur- ance that it will. Uniled Stales will cnn- tinue lo work for peace in Ihe Middle Kasl but can'l do Ihe job alone. The United Stales has warned Ihe Soviet Union and other nations against drawn "more deeply" into the Arab-Israeli conflict and would he gravely concerned if Russia sought lo dominate the area. -Nixon intends to enlarge U.S. cooperation wilh Asian na- tions "as they cooperate with one another and develop region- al institutions." Partnership is also the central theme nl Nixon policies toward Western Europe and l.alin America. In Africa Ihe Uniled Stales plans to hack African efforts for their own do- velopmcnt. NEWSTNDEX Arrvuiemenli 8A 9A Closiilied 6.9B Comics 58 Editorials 4B Horoscope 108 Hospital Obiiuoffes 3A. Snorls IO-12A To Your Gcocf Hcollh 9A TV Log ...............9B Women's News.........3B OI'MCKR'S I'AMII.y .Jeffrey McDonald, 2fi, top, ibid aii- thorilios Tuesday at Fort Bragg, N.C., thai three persons broke into Iiis home and slabbed to death his wife, Colette, 26, ami hvo daugh- ters, Kimbcrly, 6, and Krislon .lean, 2. Capl. McDonald suffered chest, stomach and arm wounds. Story on PR. 6A. (AP Wirepholo) ME What Is Record for Most Children? NEED CASH? Look around the house and gofage for those items you no longer use. Sell them in Ihe Family Week-Ender FRI.-SAT.-SUN. 3 Lines 3 Days Nft EKfcrriiati tr Refund if Thil Approximately 15 Average Worrii No Phone Oiden Plcote Only 00 CASH IN ADVANCE YOU SAVE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS DEADLINE THURS. 3 P.M. fly KI.L1R RUCKKFl and nF.TTY GRISSOM Q. In all the history nf mankind, what mother Is given credit for bringing the most children Inlo the world? I've heard it was a Russian, right? A. nighl, Mrs. Fedor Vassilet in 27 confinements, gave birth lo 69 children: 16 pairs of twins, seven sets nf triplets and lour scls of quadruplets. Few survivied infancy. M m e Vassilel was so renowned lhat she presenletl at the court ol Czar Alexander II. She died in Russia in 1872, says The Gniness Book of World Hctords. Q-. Please tell me If Ihf. city employs a man In read nur water meters and if he goes home and estimates what he Ihlnks each walcr user will pay and thon goes fishing. Or If the clly has decided to do without meter readers In save money. I'm asking this because I know of some melrrs lhal are read maybe nncc a vcar. A. Charles .Vewsom. head of Ihc Water Rept., employs a crew of seven to read melcrs, and lo his knowledge there aie no estimates made on any met- ers. If his mclcr readers arc cs- limaling water consumption, "they had heller start looking for a new he says, 'be- cause Ihis is definitely against the Water Dcpl. policy. He would appreciate any information you have about being cslitr.aled and adds the only accounts lhat are not read monthly are raw-water accounts al Ihe lake. If you'll send more specific information, Action Line will check further. Wilh no address or phone number we were unable to reach you for details. Q. I'd like (o know If "Sesame Street" will be nn local TV stations in (he fiilnrc? Which entile sUIInn Is 11 nn now? (he .station plan a re-run on (Iri.s program afler It concludes In May? Ilnw Is Ihe educational channel KliRA linancctl? A. "Sesame Street" will nil he shown on local stations as it's a public network program (jValional Kducational TV) and is not shown on commercial slalions. It's now shown on Channel 13, KEHA, Dallas. Vice president of KERA, Robert Wilson, says they're not planning a rerun of Ihe scries, bul expccl to be running Ihe new ''Sesame Street" when Ihis one is completed. If overwhelming support and inlcrcsl is shown Ihcy might rerun it this summer. KKKA is financed almosl solely by donations from the public, says Wilson. Q. Scries K flovrrmnonl Bonds have been raised frnin per cent In 5 prr cent interest If held lo maturity. Whal rate of Interest arc hontls purchased In 1955. 1957 and 1958 now earning? A. The "K" Ronds you purchased in '55, '57, and '58 are now earning S per cent as ol June Bonds are similar lo a savings account in thai you aic paid the going interest at Ihe lime of purchase and then as each raise comes abnnt Ihc new inlcrcsl rale is paid slarting from the lime the raise is effective. Q. t Ilvr nn S. I9lh. Mvoty slrccl from Saylps (o Barrow has a one Grand and S. 19th. 1 have sren (wo wrecks there. How can we gel a slop sign Ihcre? A. The traffic engineer Is checking oiil lhat intersection as a result of your letter. He said it doesn't have a slop sign because it's not a through street'and those Iwo accidents had nol been called lo his altentinn or a.sign would have been placed there sooner. If your information-is accurate, you'll probably h'ave a sign shortly. Address questions to Acllon Rox .10, Abllcric, Texas, 79601. Names will nfll be used bn( must, ho signed and addresses given.