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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1970, Abilene, Texas gfoflene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO- FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron B9TH YEAR, NO. 254 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 27, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated TrciJ (fP) lOc SUNDAY Guardsmen Go To Santa Barbara TESTIFIES ON HEROIN Ralph de Jesus, 12, listens at a New York slate legislative commit- tee hearing in New York Thursday after the 60-pouml addict testified about his heroin ad- diction and how he supported it. Ralph sat on the lap of his doctor, Dr. Judianne Densen- Gerber, clinical director of. the Odyssey House addict treatment center. (AP Wirepholo) i By KLLIE RUCKEK and BKTTY (JHISSOM ils City Losing Money on Buses? I Q. It's my Impression Ihat Ihe city took over the local bus system after an Independent company was forced to quit because Ihcy were losing money. My (lucslioii Is (his: Is Ihe clly also operating in Ihe red and It so who is paying lor (he new hiises? A Your impression is correct, Ihe private went put of business in 19P3 t because il was losing money; the city.now i operates the buses at a loss of around 'Aa. year The old buses were in very poor anil it-was too cosily lo keep them so rcplacemenls were ordered. A grant from Ihe Dept. o( Transporta- tion will pay two-thirds of the cost of he buses, one-third will be paid by the rilv says the City Manager: cities subsidize their bus system because many 'people don't have any other 'type of transportation and svould be unable work without city bus transportation. Q Enclosed Is a l vcccivcd at Ihe Clly Hall Hie olhcr day. On one side the letters AP arc stamped Inlo It, on llic other side Is stamped l.SS. Do you have any idea how these markings got on the penny? Incidentally, 11 Ilils penny Is valuable, I want il back. A E D Johnson, coin dealer, says he sees coins Ihat Have been imprinted with HE Boy, 12, on Heroi Testifies to Solons or initials. They're slamped penny with a small die that has tellers. Contrary to what people e says this isn't against the law. The .is 'markings on your penny have no .real significance and the only one who knows 'ha hose letters represent is J who stamped Ihcni on Ihcre. Johnson SHid he penny'could be worth about 2, cents, f you can find someone to buy it, that is. 'ff- We're returning your penny. Q Why isn't a third local TV station established so Ihat each station could broadcast one of the Ihree nil lional networks on Ihrcc different channels? A It's a mailer 'of economics, wilh v'; Abiienc's population the market probably would not financially support three sla ions as far as advertising revenue. The throe networks arc represented here, however both KTXS and KBBC show some AIM, 'X programs along wilh their regular NBC and >T CBS programs. C-ble TV helps fill the enabling subscribers lo tune m programs from olhcr areas. i'i The FCC controls the number of stations I in an area and has allocated two V1JF (Very lliKh Frequency) slalions for Abilene and three UHF (Ultra High Frequency) stations ?i so if the population increases there s a 2t possibility of a UHF channel in Abilene, which would likely carry ABC programs. Q Can you tell me just what service VH the doctors render for the lo ?50 (Hey 4 charge for gelling Ihclr patients d admlllcd lo the hospital? I wonder what special mjulremcnls the hospital has :3 lhal retires such extra cltorl or skill to tf Jnstlfy this charge? A There's no hospital admission charge; you may be speaking about the physician's charge to cover Ihe patient's medical evaluation, physical exam admission history and time spent in planning the nccesTary tests, studies, lab or X-ray work needed before Ihe patient enters the hospital. Also included in this is Ihe cost of time involved in preparing records for Ihe hospital, says a local physician. He fell JM was prclty steep; Ihe charge is generally to bul varies of course with the specialty involved and amount of i work-up required. I Address questions to Acllon Line, flox 38, Abilene, Texas, WfiM. Names will not he used but questions must he signet! i, and addresses given. NEW YORK (AP) Halph de Jesus is a heroin addict who says he started using drugs a year ago. He is 12. "I used to sec my friend doing it and I didn'l want lo be left he said. "I started mainlining about six months ago. I learned how lo do il in the my neighborhood. I even sold drugs in my school for a bag. I bad a lot of he said. The boy's matter-of-fact testi- mony was given Thursday be- fore a state legislative commit- tee hearing on drug addiclion. The audience of 50 spectators and 10 legislators was hushed, leaning forward to hear his quiet voice. "Nobody [aught me, nobody Prof Suggests Vehicle Ration WASHINGTON (AP) A University of Rhode Island pro- fessor has a suggestion for fighting air pollution and crowd- ed ration days." At a meeting Thursday of New England congressmen, Prof. Roy G. Poulsen explained his plan: Aulo license plates would be issued in different col- ors and on certain days, cars wilh certain color plates would be banned from the roads. lie said, "It would provide the affluent motorcar users, who are the major dispensers of air pollution and the moving power in forcing Ihe carving of while commuter expressways through Negro housing areas, the oppor- tunity to join the poor one or more days of the week in travel- ing via public transportation." WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU Wtllher Pfl. failed, a Ihree-mcmhcr panel of "selectors" would study the final offers and cboosc one of Ihcm, declaring It to bo the final and binding settlement. ROBERT B. seeks noillisldc post DR. COUPON BENNKTT southsidc candidate Bennett, Hunter CBG Candidates Two Abilene college officials, both fielded by the Citizens of Better Government, announced candidacy for places on (he Abilene City Cmmcil Friday. McMurry College Prcsidcnl Gordon R. Bennett, retiring from his post June 1, the southsidc candidate, and Robert D. Hunter, vise president for public relations and development at Abilene Christian College, is 'be nortbsidc candidate. The two filed for candidacy wilh Assl. City Secretary Carolyn Herman at 11 a.m. Dr. Bennetl, running for Ihe place now held by Arcli Baljer, is opposed by an independent candidate Mrs. Amelia Aguirre of 1310 Cherry. She lilcd Jan. 20. Hunter and candidate Howard Caver will vie for the place now held by Dr. John C. Stevens, Abilene Christian College president. W. N. Tindell, chairman of the CBG said Friday, "We are forlunale to secure men of their caliber. They will be Ihe first lo tell you Ihat liicy are nol politicians. They have not sought these offices; CBG has sought Ihcm." Dr. Bcnnelt has been president of McMurry since 1958 and came to McMurry as administrative assistant lo the prcsidenl in IMS, and laler served as cxeculive vice president. Dr. Hennclt is a 1922 graduate of Stamford High School and held several school and civic posls in the Abilene area before going to McMurry. He received his BA degree in English and journalism at Baylor University in 1926, his master's at Hardin-Simmons University in 1344, and his doctorale al Midwestern Universily in Wichita Falls. Dr. Bennelt and his wife, Lola, have Iwo children, a daughter, Mrs. Weldon (Pal) Crowley, and a son, Mike. Hunt, who has held hie post at ACC since last Scplembcr, has been associaled wilh the college since 1936. He has served as direclor of special events, director of alumni relations, and assistant to the president for public relations and development al ACC. He is presently a member of Ihe administrative cabinet of Prcsidcnl Stevens and is chairman of the Moody Coliseum Attractions Sludenl- Faculty Commillcc. HunlCT Is also a dircclnr of (be Abilene Downtown Rotary Club, direclor of Ihc Abilene YMCA and was reccnlly named head of Ihe Public Relations-Publicity Commillcc ot Ihe Complete Your YMCA Building Campaign. He is a director of the Abilene United Fund, Abilene Philharmonic Assn., and Abilene Zoological Society. He was Ihc firsl coordinator of Ihc Business AID drive for the Abilene colleges, is In e chairman of the Key Men Club of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, and was named one of the 10 "Oulstanding Young Men" in Abilene two consecutive years. Ho is a 1352 graduate of ACC and attended the Universily of Texas lAvf School before entering the Navy. As a reserve officer during the Korean conflict, he served as security aide for two admirals. Hunter and his wife, Shirley, have three children, Kent, 13; Carol Ann, 11; and Leslie Dean, 5. Hunter and his family attended Ihe College Church of Christ where he is song director and a deacon. Parasite Puts 4 in Hospital; Man Sought MONTREAL (AP) A 23- year-old graduate student is being sought on warrants charg- ing .iltcmpled murder of four former roommates who are hos- pitalized with a mysterious par- asile infection, police said Tliursday. Kric Kranz, a postgraduate student in parasilology at Mac- donaltl College in nearby SI. Anne dc Bolloviie, was reported lo have left Canada for New York by air 12 days ago. OUi- cials said they asked New York police to check on his wherea- bouts, but were told Kranz' par- mis, who live there, said they li.id not seen him in five years. Police said Investigation of Hie strange Illnesses began two weeks ago, bill UIG complaints against Knm. were not issued until Wednesday. Doctors at Queen Elizabeth Hospital reported Thursday Ihat the (our victims, all students at Macdonald, were "progressing favorably." Tficy said [he poisonous sub- stance apparently had been put inlo the young men's food. A sixth student resident of Ihe house was not present Ihe day the suspected meal was eaten, the doctors added. NEWS INDEX Amusements 10 1A Classified.......... I-J7B Ccmics 9B Editorials 8B Horoscope.............2A Hospilal Palicnls 6B Obiluarres............ 1OA Spoils 15-17A To Your Good Heallh 4A TV Log.............. 10B Women's News.........3B COME ON, YOU'VK GOT TO MAKE IT Milwaukee firefighter Thomas Klatt carries an unconscious child from n burning home on Milwaukee's West Side. The child was one of six persons overcome by smoke. A baby died. (AP Wircphoto) ;