Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1970, Abilene, Texas
Sbtlme WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES" WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 1" iu illlll 89TH YEAR, NO. 252 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 25, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Atsaciatcd Prcsj (fP) lOc SUNDAY 3 Is Credit Going to the Dogs? Now Dal mat ion Soys 'Charge It' TROY, Mich. (AP) Scanning an application blank he received by mail, Donald L. Boyd remarked lo his wife: "Sometimes 1 Ihink they would give these credit cards to a dog." Mrs. Boyd said she didn't, think it was quite that simple. libyd said he'd prove it; And that's how Tareytown, the Hoyd Dalmatian, came lo obtain a credit card from a department store. Boyd, a supervisor in a motor company financial department, said he gave the Dalmatian's name on the application blank as Tareylown Boyd, her age as 27 years, and her occupation as "watchdog." He said he listened neither a Social Security number nor an income, but the credit card came through promptly. Boyd said the dog frequently receives circulars describing her as "preferred customer" and urging her lo exercise her credit. He added that lie had been tempted to sec what the store would do if Tareylown showed up in response to its importunities to seek the "friendly assistance of our courteous sales but had thought better of it. After all, Boyd lias a credit account there himself. And anyway, Boyd said, he just wanted lo win an argument from his wife. Nixon ABM Plan Meets Crossfire By CARI, P. LEUBSDOBF WASHINGTON (AP) The Nixon administration's proposed expansion of the Safeguard mis- sile defense system is running into a crossfire of opposition in the Senate. Those vylio favor confining Ihe ABJI to defend U.S. offensive missile bases are joining oppo- nents solidly against any expan- sion, adding a new level of oppo- sition to tlie proposal and prompting some senators to say the administration's plan faces an uphill fight. Secretary, of Defense Melvin R. Laivd laid out details of the In the Battle of Automation, It's Elevators 2, Senators 0 By WALTER R. MEARS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON Auto- matton has come lo the Senate's olevalors. So far the score is el- evators 2, senaloTS 0. In [lie old days, a senator could push the elevator bullon three times and a young opera- tor, hired through the patronage system, would rush a car to bis Jlcor. Generations of tourists found themselves going up when Ihey wanted to go down, for that sen- ator's ring took precedence- It a slill that way in the Old Senate Olfice Building. But in the new. one, Ihe system has in some ele- Sun Shines vators recently installed. Sen. Milton Young, R-N.D., spent about 35 minutes on one of (he new lifts Tuesday, stuck be- hveon floors. To mr.ke matters worse, when lie picked up the cleval'pr tele- phone to call help, a giggling secretary told him he had to be kidding, .inrt hung up. Sen. William B. fipong, D-Va., couldn't .get. anywhere when he tried to descend aboard the" self-rfi vice elevator. It just stayed 'here, doors open. So did aid missed a Senate roll call vole. "iVe'iL1 worse off than we were said Young. "Those eitvalors cost over a half million dollars, and we're worse off." Young said when he got stuck in (he elevalor, wilh two louring high school girls and an aide, he picked up (he telephone and called the superintendent's of- fice for help. "Some silly girl tried lo con- vince me I was Young said. She hung up. Finally, after about 10 min- utes, he convinced her he was indeed a senator, and IL strand- ed senator, and help was dis- patched. Young said it took another 25 minutes to gel Ihe elevator mov- ing again. Spong's problem was a hit djf- fercnl. He got on an elevator, walled for it to go, and it never did. Once, when he gave up and started to head lor other trans- port, the doors made an encour- aging motion toward closing, so he got back on and wailed some more. By Ihe lime lie gol to the Sen- ale floor, the roll call was over. After 5 Days Laird Says 100 Bases involved in Cutback The sun broke through in the- Big Counlry Wednesday after five days ot rain, drizzle and cloudiness over Ihc area, and the weatherman predicted no more moisture for awhile. Several towns reported almost three inches or the slow, soaking rains thai delighted area farmers and ranchers. Brown- wood had 2.95, Cisco 2.70, De Leon 2.80, and Slephenvillc 2.70 inches. Other area lowns reporting more than Iwo inches were Clyde 2.02, Crews 2.25, Rastland 2.27, Gorman, 2.50, Tuscola 2.01 and Winters 2.25. Most towns reported more than an inch, much of it falling Tuesday. Abilene's five-day rainfall totaled 1.41 inches, bringing February's total to 1.78 and the year's to 1 82 inches. Normal tor the year to date is 1.87 incfies. "All the ranchers and fanners are smiling and tickled to Shackclford County Agent Lawrence Winkler said, of the rain.' Eastland County a gen I DeMarquis Gordon said the rains were especially welcome there because the area had up until now received less than normal for Lhe year. "I think the rain will be good for our spring crops and it will also help recharge our irrigation he said. Bob Price, district conserva- tionist with the Soil Con- servation Service, also agreed, saying the rain had been a "blessing." But he added, "what we need now is some good, hot sunshiny "WEATHER sssiflPif WASHINGTON (AP) The upcoming massive reductions of additional U.S. military bases indicated by Secretary of De- fense Melvin R. Laird is in keeping with reduction of Amer- ican armed forces as Pentagon sources say involvement in Viet- nam tapers off. said Tuesday Ihe'reduc- tion would involve "well over 100 bases." Other Defense De- partment officials said the cut- back could affect as many as several hundred bases, some of which may be closed outright. The Pentagon move, which Laird said would be spelled out in detail within a month, comes on lop of reductions or closings at 307 bases in the Uniled States and abroaH announced as an economy measure last October. The defense chief made the remark in passing during a briefing with newsmen on the Nixon administration's plan for expansion of the Safeguard anli- bfillislic missile system. He did rot elaborate. Pentagon sources indicated Ihe latest purge of facililies may involve some major instal- lalions, including Naval ship- yards. The cutbacks announced in Oclober involved bases in 42 states, Puerto Rico and a num- ber of undisclosed foreign coun- tries. The Pentagon said that dismantling would save million a year. The reduclions or closings an- nounced in Oclober are expect- ed to take as long as two years to complete. Those alluded to by Laird Tuesday probably will take as long. Since President Nixon look of- fke Jan. 20, 1989, Ihe Army, Navy and Air Force have an- nounced plans to eliminate some civilian jobs in the services. In addition, a man cutback in military person- nel from Ihc Vietnam war peak is expected lo be completed by June 30, 1971. WHERE IT RAINED urn. a "funsbl Ms! night; sur.sel IcnteHI: last AIBLENE Municipal Airport Total for Year Normal for Year DYESS AFB ALBANY ANSON BAIRD BALLINGER BIG SPRING BLACKWELL BRECKENRIDGE BROWNWOOD BUFFALO GAP CISCO CLYDE COLEHAN COLORADO CITY COMANCHE DE LEON DUBLIN EASTLAND 5-Day Total 1.41 1.82 1.87 1.05 1.63 1.20 1.55 1.67 .50 1.00 1.80 2.95 1.52 2.70 2.02 1.40 .31 2.25 2.80 1.65 2.27 GOREE GORMAN HASKELL HAWLEY HERMLE1GH LAWN MERKEL MORAN MUNDAY Oi.D GLORY PAINT ROCK ROBY ROT AN RULE SEYMOUR SNYDER STAMFORD STEPHENVIU.E SWEETWATER SYLVESTER TUSCOLA WESTBROOK WINTERS 1.20 2.50 1.11 1.55 .75 1.30 i.ao 1.55 1.24 1.50 1.25 1.12 1.65 1.40 .53 1.00 1.21 2.77 .47 l.OL 2.01 1.00 2.25 second Safeguard phase Tues- day, calling lor authorization of a third ABM site at Hie While- man Air Force Base, Mo., mis- sile base and advanced work in- cluding site acquisition and so- called "long lead lime" compo- nents lor five others. In addition, the plan outlined by to Ihe Senate Armed Services Committee and lire de- fense appropriations subcom- mittee urged expansion of Ihe Iwo initial sites, Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., and Malmslrom Air Force Base, Mont., by adding more Sprint interceptor missiles. Sen. John Sherman Cooper, R-Ky., co-leader of Ihe biparti- san effort last year which failed on a 50-50 vole lo limit Hie ABM lo research, said "it has already been acknowledged lhat the sys- lem of last year is not adequate for hard-point defense" of mis- silc bases. Sen. George Aiken, R-Vt., an ABM opponent last year, said he thjnks the administration faces an "uphill espe- cially in Us proposal to start with area defense against Red China. This is involved in four of the five additional sites, Ihose in Washington stale, Hie Michigan-Ohio region, southern New England and tile Washing- ton, D.C., area. "It will be a close Aiken said. But Sen. John C. Slennis, D- Miss., chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said, "This would move along somewhat easier fhan last year, Sen. John 0. Pastore, a 1969 Safeguard supporter, has said he thinks the program should be confined lo the first two sites. Pastore is likely to be especially active in fighting ex- tension of Ihe ABM to New Eng- land, Aiken said. A clue lo the way the battle is likely to develop came in Ihe Sen. Henry Jackson, D-Wash., member of the Armed Services Committee who was ABM floor manager a year ago. Jackson supported both the expansion of the Iwo initial sites and inclusion of Ihe Ihird base in Missouri. He, added he favors ABM pro- tection for the fourth offensive missile base, Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. But Jackson expressed "grave doubt, however, of Ihe wisdom of moving now lo the thin anti-Chinese araa defense." He told newsmen there would still be plenty of time to move in this area a year from now if the Chinese threat develops. Opponents of any ABM expan- sion are likely to base their ar- guments on Ihe system's techni- cal imperfections; its cost, now estimated at least at billion for the 12-site Safeguard sys- tem; and on the effect ABM de- velopment might have on the Strategic Arms Limitation .Talks (SALT) with the Soviet Union. But their ranks appear likely to be swelled when they seek lo block the start on the five addi- tional sites. NEWS INMX Amusements BE Brkige 83 Clo-sified 9-I2B Comics 7B Horosccoe 2A Hospital Patients 1 1A Obituaries 3A Sports 3-10A To Ycur Good Meollh ____ oA TV Log. 12B Women'i News 3B 'PREFERRED CUSTOMER' A.ND HIS CREDIT CARD Tiireylown, a Dalmalion, lists occupation as watchdog [AP Wlrepholt) City Finances Open for Study Q. Why don't they show a city financial report of assets and liabilities, unaccounted for Investments, casli on liand etc. and publish It In the newspaper? The hanks and other public services do. The taxpayers arc completely at a loss on where all Ihe tax money Is uscil. Why not bring lo public attention the clly financial conillllon? A. The city manager says a condensed report wouldn't have much meaning lo anyone and the full report requires 95 pages. It would be very expensive lo publish this report, he snys. There is 'an annual audit by a certified public accountant and the report is on file at the cily secre- tary's office. Any interested citizen is welcome to come inspect it. The hanks are required by law lo publish a report in the newspaper but it isn't a very detailed report of all of its operations, he says. The county government also is required by law lo publish financial slale- rnenls. Q. Hcccnlly there was something In Ihc paper about wrlllnp words anit music for a song for Abilene. At Hie lime I rtliln't think about doing any- thing. Now thnt I think I'd like In Iry, I don't know the rules or (he itcail line. Can you help? A. Deadline is March 1, 1370, so you'd heller get out that pencil. The Chamber of Commerce would like three verses and one chorus. Words and music must be included (music must be original, lune lo "Abilene" Ily KLLIE HUCKETI and BETTY GIUSSOM cannot be Tlic song should laud Abilcnej ils a I tributes and its people. Send entries to Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 2281. Q. What arc those cute llllle grayish birds called that have been flocking In my yard lately? They have a crest on (he head, a black mask on (lie face, and n red tip on (he Ming. A. Thai Ihe Cedar Wax Wing from Canada, thai visits us only in Ihe winter monlhs, says Dan Watson, di- rector of Ihe Abilene Zoo. They are called wax wing because the red lip on the wing (which serves as a reflector) is an unusual sulislancc that looks like wax. You're right, they are in flocks and are seldom seen alone. If you have seen them in your yard oflen, you musl have a hush or tree with berries because this is what they feed on. Q. If you have an niilo accident on private property, lor Instance In a shopping center parking Jnl, would the polite Investigate? A. All aulo accidents that are reported are investigated by the police, says Sgt. J. M. Hurst of the Abilene Police Department. If there is a or injury it's required by law Ilia! the accident be reported lo the police. Also, if tlic lolal damage of nn accident is or more the drivers involved arc required to submit a written report lo Auslin within 10 days of Hie accident, lie says. Q. My Iilrlliday Is Jan. 20. I am an avid reader of my aslrog- Ical forecast. I'm mixed up, though, about what I am. Why Is the forecast so dllfcrcnt from the horoscope? The horoscope by Jeanc Dlxon says I am Acpiarlus (Jan. and the. astrological forecast by Carrol Rlghtcr says 1 am Capricorn (Dec. 22-.Ian. A. "All astrologers must use an arbitrary set of says Jeane Dixon. In some years the sun (Iocs not always change signs on the same day because the earth's orbit isn't an exact number of days long, BO Ihe calendar must IK cor- time lo time, hence "Leap Year." Zodiac-ally speaking, people arc seldom "absolute" types, she says. "Everyone is iiiNuenced by more than one sign which happens nn Ihe eastern lioriran (rising sign) at Ihe hour and minule of birth." "The precise place, year, monlh, date and hour of clay have to he known lo determine under what sign a person is actually says Carroll Slighter. "I went back 10 says (tighter, "lo find out what date the sun changed signs the greatest number of limes and found it was on January 20 and for the next sign on February 19. That is why these dales are used by he says. Baby's Cradle Rides Avalanche RliCKINGF.N, Switzerland W a ship bobbing on the the wooden cradle with 11-momh-old Ursula Carlcn inside rode the ava- lanche that buried most of her family in Heckingen Tuesday. Today a neighbor, Christian Sleffen, 35, told the story of the baby's escape: "The ground was trembling like an earthquake. The raging, booming noise seemed unending, a few yards away huge masses of snow swept past. Then I saw a wooden cradle. Like a ship bobbing on the sea, it raced pasl me. "Then after a few seconds I heard a baby's cry. I ran down to where the cradle had stopped at Ihe end of the slide, staggering Ihroiigh the piles of snow. When I reached the cradle, f couldn't believe my eyes. I immedi- ately recognized even a hair on her head was out of place." The baby's uncle, woodcarver Gregor Jcrjen, 37, said the huge snow- slide "passed right through Ihe family's house, completely flattening and burying it, and carried the crib along with it. 11 traveled a good 100 yards, just like a toboggan. It was a miracle." From the snow rescuers dug the bodies of Ursula's 40-year-old mother and her 6-year-old sisler. The baby's two brothers, 4 and 5, were missing, and there was no hope for Ihcm. Her H-ycar-old falher was in Ihe hospital, badly injured. Woman, 27, Gives Birth to Quints NEW YORK (AP) QuinUi- girls and two boys born Tuesday night at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center to a 27-year old New Jer- sey woman who had been taking fertility drugs. Arsene Eglis, a hospilal spokesman, said the five infants were born six weeks premature- ly to Mrs. Margaret Kienasl ot Far Hills, N.J. He said the de- livery was normal and all five were "doing as well as could be expected." Mrs. Kienast and her hus- band, William, a salesman, have two other children, a four-year- old girl and an 18-month-old boy. The spokesman said both of the older children were born after Mrs. Kienast had taken fertility shots. The quintuplets were born within a 10 minule span from lo p.m. The first was a girl weighing 3 pounds 4 ounces; at anoth- er girl weighing 3 pounds 12 ounces arrived. The lirst boy was born at weighing 4 pounds 6 ounces. The third girl came Ihreo minutes later weigh- ing 3 pounds H ounces and the second boy, at weighed 3 pounds 8 ounces. Eglig said a multiple birth had been expected. Tho quints were born in Presbyterian Hos- pital and immediately moved lo Ihc premalure nursery at near- by Rabies Hospilal on Manhat- tan's Upper West Side. "The father, I understand, Is in a bit Of the spokes- man said. "The family does not wanl publicily tonight." Contacted at (he home of his wife's parents, Kienast com- menled, "You wouldn't happen to have five new names handy would you? NEED CASH? Look around Ihe house and garage for those items Ihal you no longer use. Sell them in the Family Week-Ender FRI.-SAT.-SUN. 3 Lines 3 Days Mi Exlentlui Rifciu) it This Rlli Approximately 15 Avaraqg No Phone Orders Please Only 00 CASH IN ADVANCE YOU SAVE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS DEADLINE TrIURS: 3 P.M.