Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 20, 1970, Abilene, Texas
WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT I 11 89TH YEAR, NO. 247 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY'EVENING, FEBRUARY 20, PAGES IN TWO. SECTIONS Associated Press SUNDAY Laird Says Soviets Expanding Missiles By FRED S. HOFFMAN AP [Military Writer Secre- tary of Defense Mclvin R. Lsiirrt said today Ilio Russii.us arc speeding expansion of I heir mis- sile forces al a pace lh.il "could place us in a second-rale strate- gic position" by llio mid-1970s. "If Ihe current Soviet, buildup continues, we will need addition- al costly steps to prey or vc an ef- fc-clive Lainl told a closed-door session of Ine Sen- ate Armed Service and Appro- priations Committees. His 167- prfge report was made public by Ihe Pentagon. His report reinforced Presi- dent Nixon's warning earlier this week that the Russians arc widening n currently narrow lead in intercontinental ballistic missiles. Nixon forecast Ihe So- viet 1CBM force could outstrip the U.S. force by to before 1970 ends. At the same lime, Laird fore- shadowed Hie administration's pitch in favor of expanding the Safeguard antimissile defense pilch aimed at neutralizing crilicis' claims tlial a broadened ABM would spur the arms race and threaten the U.S.-Sovict strategic arms limitation talks contended lhat moving into a second phase of the Safe- guard project will "enhance the prospects lor Ihe success ol SALT because il allows us to exercise greater restraint in matching a continued Soviet buildup of offensive systems." This indicated the administra- tion plan involves extending ABM protection to al least one more U.S. Minuteman ICBM base agninsL. a" possible future Soviet knockout attempt, thus helping preserve what Laird called a precarious strategic balance. Details of the administration's new Safeguard proposal will he given to Congress nexl week. The plan faces heavy opposilion from senators who narrowly missed defeating the first phase of Ihe ARM under which two Minuteman bases will be shield- ed. 'WRONG' MONIQUE MAKES JIKI! STAND rising after getting 24-poumI collar Scientists Get Wrong Elk But they call her 'Monique' anyway and attach costly radio collar to allow satellite to track her habits. JACKSON', Wyo. Irnnquilizod the wrong elk 1ml a cosily radio collar fit, so they renamed the elk and planned to lime her in to a space satellite to track her migratory habits. A 500-pound, 5-year-old elk was named Moniquo when a dummy collar was attached several months ago so she could gel used to the 23- pound neckpiece. Harry Reynolds, a graduate stu- dent al Ihe University of Montana, and four other men chased Monkjue for 45 minutes, Thursday, but she slaved just out of range of Reynolds' special gun. About three dozen persons, repre- sentatives of various government- agencies, scientist.1; and others, walched from Iraclor-pulled hayracks as Reynolds fired a desperation shot from a distance of 35 yards. The five-inch darl missed Monique and she scampered away with olhers of her herd, just one of several herds that total elk on the National Klk Refuge near Ihis northwestern Wyoming rcsorl community. But another female elk staggered after Ihe rest of Ihe herd ran off. It fell lo the ground about 10 minutes later and scientists measured the elk's neck. They found the fiber glass- enclosed collar, wilh ils sensors and radio transmitting gear, would lit Ihe elk accidentally tranquilized, so they placed the collar around her neck and also named her Monique. The plan is for the Nimbus 2 weather .satellite 7M miles above the earth lo call up the transmitter. Ils sensors are programmed to send lo Ihe orbiling space vehicle informa- tion scientists hope will help chart the migration habils of Ihe elk and her herd, including her whereabouts and body temperature. The information will be relayed lo a tracking station, in Alaska, then to Goddard Space Flight Center near Washington, D. C. Discussion ol the growing So- viet and impending Red Chinese nuclear threats dominated Laird's report to the two com- millees. Laird spoke of the administra- tion's (irst military budget, to- taling billion, as a transi- lionrtl program "designed to move the nation's defenses in a safe and orderly way from the national security policies o( Ihe In those deemed more ap- propriate for the 1070s." Other highlights o[ Laird's re- port: the basis of progress In Vielnamizing the war, "we can anticipate continuing troop re- deployments and the return home ot additional thousands of U.S. military men during J970." In skimpy references lo Viet- nam, Laird said he would not project the size ol withdrawals beyond the announced through April 15 "in order lo preserve Ihe flexibility which the President requires tor his program for peace." and civilian man- power under Ihe Defense De- partment will have been cut by in Iwn years, wilh addi- tional [orce reductions indicated as allied nalions hopefully un- dertake more ol their own de- fense. Crash Claims Graham Man Near Breck BRECKENIUDGE (RNS) The death of Marvin Jack DcaihGragc of Graham at a.m. Friday brought lo four the number of traffic deaths in Stephens County in less than nine hours. These are the first traffic falalilies in the county in 1070. Dealherage, 2B, died in a Graham Hospital ot injuries received in a one-car accident, 24 miles northeast o( Breckenridge at a.m. Friday. Tommy Davis, 22, also of Graham, a passenger in the car, was treated for cuts and bruises and released al (he hospilal. Two Breckenridge men and a Cisco Junior College student from South Bend died in a car- truck head-on collision miles soulh of Breckenridgc on U. S. 183 at p.m. Thursday. Victims were Hobby Joe Stanley, 34, and W. K. (Bill) While, 58, of Breckenridge, and Elizabeth Ellen Davis, 20, of South Bend. Highway Patrolman Tom Hefner said the Dealherage car was going north on FM 1287 when it lost control on a curve turning over about three limes. Dcathorage apparently was thrown from Ihe car and was pinned underneath, Hefner said. Passing motorists used a jack to lift Ihe car lo free the body before officers arrived. Tleathcrage managed RBA Fence Co. of Graham. Surviving are his foster father, Claude Thorpe of Rycn, Okla. Morrison Funeral Home al Graham will announce arrangements. SGT. ROBERT INGRAM AND FAMILY Dclores, daughters, Tirzali, 8, and Tamarlt, 5 Outstanding Miami Officer Bearded Black Man Wants Negroes to Get Out, Hustle Hy IJOB M. UASSAiVAY Associated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) Robert In- gram is a bearded black man who carries a gun and wears Afro shirts. He is also tlie Mi- ami Police Department's out- standing officer of the year. Eleven years ago, fresh out of the Army, Ingram became a po- liceman because of the money. "I figured cut at Ihe time came back lhal lo live like n decent human I'd have lo make a he said Thursday. "And believe It or not, there weren't any other jobs for Negroes making a week." Now Ingram, U, is a a month vice squad sergeant who works all over Miami wilh both, blacks and whiles. "After I got into the Ingram said, "I saw what a vi- tal role police play in their com- munity. Frankly, I think il may be a kind of selfishness on my part, but I want to improve the community my family and I have to live in it." Thursday Ingram was award- ed and a plaque by Wil- liam D. Pawlcy, who donates Ihe same every year lo the po- liceman chosen as outstanding by his fellow officers. Ingram also received Iho Po- lice Department's Silver Medal of Merit. Ingram is one of 70 black men on a police force of lie lives in an integrated neighborhood. "I'm proud of being black, but you can't be a policeman and be biased in any he said. "My godfather was a policeman too. Hut they killed him. He was working at a ball game and somebody shot him, a black game and a black man shul him." Ingram wears brighl-pat- Icrncd Afro clothes and a modi- fied Afro hair style. "The reason 1 do that is lo show lhat policemen are real he explained. "1 want Negroes lo gel out of lhal bag of building burning. I'want them to identify. I want them lo get out anil hustle. .They can do il." BOC Official Dies in Wreck Amusements 6B Briclqc 4B Glorified 12-17B Comics 1 I B Edrloriols 106 Horoscope 9A Hospilal Policnls 12A Obituaries 2A.12A Srwrls 7-9B To Your Good Health 16A TV Log SB Women's NEWS 2.3B 5s Bingo Against the Law Here? By ELLIE RUCKER and BETTY GRISSOM Q- Is It against the law (o play bingo In certain organizations here in town? Who would have, (he authority to Inves- tigate and close Ihcm? A. It's against the law in ANY organiza- tion, according lo Ihe Texas Penal Code, if it Involves gambling. But is not illegal otherwise. Any person who operates a bingo gaming lalile or bank for a profit is subject to prosecution wilh no less than Iwo years and no more than four years in the peni- tentiary, according lo the district atlorncy. The local law enforcement agency has the authority lo investigate alleged criminal ac- tivities. Q. I would like to know It llirre. is n U.S. lOmploymcnt Agency In Abilene. I have been having trouble- (hiding a secretarial position. I have completed an executive secretarial course In hiisiness college and feel qualified (o work. I would appreciate your help In locating a way lo find this position. A. Texas Employment Commission in Abilene al 826 Hickory had three secretarial positions listed Ihe day we called. There is no charge lor their service. Their P.O. Box is 1361 or call B77-8135 for further informa- tion. The Texas Employment Oflice is listed under stale offices in the phone book and not under "Employment Agencies" in the yellow pages. Possibly, lhat's why you couldn't find them. There arc also several commercial employment agencies, which arc listed under "Employment Agencies." Q. The mortar Is crumbling away hclviccn the bricks leaving large holes In ray kitchen floor. The contractor says he doesn't know what (o do and It's his first anil last brick floor, I love the atmos- phere of the brick floor but I can't put up with Ihis answers? A. We've got some answers, but local floor men say, it's hard to (ell what the solution is wilhoul seeing Ihe floor. If Ihe bricks are still stuck down solid the only Ihing left lo do is dig oul the loose morlar and replace it. The morlar mixture should consist of h.ilf cement and half sand. Make sure there is fifty per cent cement in mixture. That may be what caused Ihe problem in the first place: Too much sand and not enough ccmcnl. Q. Is there a licensed tr bonaiidc hypnotist In Abilene? A. We found a couple of doctors that work in this field some but neilher one is intcr- cstcd in drumming up any business along Ihese lines. They both, however, said they'd be happy to lalk lo you. One doclor is an JI.D. and the other is a professor at one of the local colleges. They have both worked wilh people who want In lose weight or quit smoking and the M.D. has delivered babies Ihrough hypnotism. Q. What Is Ihe meaning of turn- around-sound In music? The disc Jockeys on the radio say, "This Is a turn-around- sound." A. It means turn around and look over your shoulder lo a popular record of the recent past, says a local disc jockey. Actu- ally, it's at its peak of popularity with the public when it's called a turn-around-sound but to the disc jockey it's gelling old and he is moving it off the charts lo make room for another record lhal's moving up to Ihe top. Address questions (o Action I.lnc, Box Abilene, Texas, 73601. Names will not be usci! hut questions must be signed and addresses given. SNYDIvIl Lewis de Cor- dova, an assistant vice president and loan officer of Bank of Com- merce in Abilene, died in a one- car accident al a.m. Friday, on US 84, six miles soiilh of Snyiler. De Cordova, 28, of 32S Wood- lawn, was pinned under the car, which had rolled over. Highway palrolmen said the vehicle was driven by Jerry Wayne Elrod of Abilene, who apparently was nol hurl. Officers said be lost control of the car and drove onto Ihe median. Arrangements for De Cordova are pending al Norlh's Home. John Tidwcll, BOC vice pres- ident, said Friday lhat "Dc Cordova was an nul.slanding, promising young officer of the bank and particularly proucj of his Army National Guard service." De Cordova took a leave of absence from Ihe bank in 1967 to serve on active duly wilh the Guard. Interviewed in 1963, Cordova called hs career "coming up through Ihe ranks." lie had been wilh Ihe bank for a longer period of time than any other employe, begining in 1060 while a student at Abilene High School. Since Ihcn, he became Ihe head of six departments and finally was named an assistant vice president in January 1060. De Cordova was a member of Abilene Kiwanis Club, Masonic Lodge, Shrincrs and the Mclh- odi.sl Church. He lived in Abilene 14 years, graduated from Abilene High School in 1360 and altcndecl McMurry College and the American Insliltilc of Banking. DC Cordova was bom Oct. 21, in Jaylon. He moved lo Abilene from Pccos when he was 10. .Survivors include his wife, Sherry; a stepson, Lance "WEATHER U. 5. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER SUREAU (Wealher Map. Pg. IJA) ABILENE AND VICINITY (W-rtlile radius) clcudlneu; a linre warmer today, lor.iqhl and Saiurday. MH3h today, near 55; low loflfghl, arour.d M; hio-i Saturday, near to. Liahl nof winds loday. High and low far 24-houn er-ding 9 a.m.: 4ft ind M. High and dale lalt year: 42 and 35. Iwiiglit: Lunrlso Iwiay: smiitl lotilght: l-.rt. LKWIS DE CORDOVA dies near Snyrtcr Martin; his sccpfalhcr and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Hush of Denton Valley; his father, J. G. dc Cordova of Dallas; one sislcr, Mrs. Johnnie Masnn Black of Honolulu, Hawaii; his grandfather, L. II. Mason of 409 Green; and his grandmother, Mrs. Maude de Cordova of Petersburg. ABA lo Look Once More At Carswell ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) American Bar Association's diciary Committee will take an. other look Saturday al the nomi- rialion of Judge G. Harrold Carswell lo the Supreme Court, which it has approved. ABA President Bernard G. Se- gal, in announcing the move Thursday, said the reconsidera- tion was "a matter of routine." The committee chairman, lor- mcr federal Judge Lawrence E. Walsh of New York City, said "no significance" should be at- tached to it, Segal said Ihe committee was scheduled to meet, anyhow, in conjunction with the bar asso- ciation's mid-winter session here and'lhat all judiciary nom- inations that had npl received fi- nal approval in the Scnalc would be re-examined RS a mai- ler of course.