Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 2, 1970, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH; OFFENSE TO.FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAR, NO. 198 PI-IOKE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 2, 1970 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS I'rcsi (fP) lOc SUNDAY Snow, Rain Chill Texas Once More Icing Brings Fresh Hazards in Some Areas By THE ASSOCIATED I'HESS Snow and rain cast a damp chill over Texas again today [or Die second time this week, and fresh hazards developed for mo- torists in sonic sections. i Up to two inches of snow fell Before dawn from the cast side of El Faso eastward into the Hueco and Davis Mountains of far West Texas. Icing on high- ways in that sector caused the Weather Bureau to issue a spe- cial warning lo travelers. There was a scattering of snow from the El Paso area lo around Wink nnd Midland, more snowllakes ihillcred down in the vicinity of Abilene, San Angelo, Brady and Urownwood, and a mixture of rain and snow ranged from those points through Norlh Central Texas. Among other points where snow or rain were reported by weather observers were Jacks- boro, Mineral Wells, Breckcn- ridge, Stcphcnville, Clcburnc, Waxahachic, Fort Worth, Dallas, Dcnton, Dcnison, Sherman and Paris. The moisture developed be- hind a weak trough of low pres- Unexpected Snow Melting Quickly TEXAS IN HIGH COTTON University of Texas Ex Mrs. James 0. Burke of 3.117 Ven- tura''enthusiastically shows -her garding the Cotton Bowl victory Jor UT Thurs- day. Mr. and Mrs. Burke, both ex-students of UT, placed a replica of the campus tower and a sign reading "Horns No. 1" on their front lawn to "let all the neighbors know how we feel." (Staff Photo by Don Blakley) An unexpected snow blanketed 1 the Big Country during the niglil Thursday, hut much ol it had melted by morning. In Ilic area, Novice reported three inches of snow Friday morning and Ball'mger and Tuscola measured two inches. Gorman, Coleman and Clyde reported one inch of snow and Abilene had .02 inch ot moisture, with the snow melting almost as quickly as it fell. Areas which recorded only a light cover of snow were Cisco, Eastland, Hanger, Winters and Blackwell. Although the skies cleared Friday morning and the sun was shining, the forecast calls for cloudy skies and a 20 per cent chance for more snow in Ihe area Saturday. The high [or both Friday _and Saturday should be jn arid Ihe low Friday night near 25, according lo KSSA Weather Bureau at Abilene Municipal Airport. Reviewing 19C9, Ihc year was a weller one than usual for Ihe area. A total of 36.84 inches o[ rainfall was recorded for Abi- lene compared lo the 23.32 inches for a normal year. December was no exception, willi a total of 2.48 inches of precipitation, 1.22 inches above the normal of December. Temperatures in December read 77 and 25 for I lie high and low, compared lo Ihe 73 and 15 for last December. By ELLJE RUCKEU and BETTY GRISSOM What Was Name Before 'Vietnam'? Q. Vietnam hasn't always been called Vietnam has it? I don't remember studying about it in school? A. No it's one of the three former French Indo-China Associated States. It consist ol protectorates of Tonkin and Anharri, and former colony of Cochin China, formed into Vietnam on July 1, 1949 by Bao Dai. Q.Ts It true (hat Eleanor.Roosevelt's last-'name was Roosevelt before she married (he President, Franklin D. Roosevelt? me it was. A. Yes'; Eleanor was the daughter of Elliott Roosevelt, a younger brother of Theodore' Roosevelt, and Anna Hall. Franklin Roosevelt, her-husband, was the son of James Roosevelt and Sara Delano. Their ancestor, Claes Martcnszan van Tlo- senvelt, had two sons. Johannes, froni whom Theodore fiooseyelt was descended and Jacobus from whom Franklin D. Roosevelt was descended. Q. I would like to know 'he five largest cities in (he U.S.A. and Ihclr population, and the five largest, cities In Texas and (heir population, please. A. The 1960 census tells us New York City Is the largest city in Ihe U.S. wilh Chicago, 111., is second largest wilh Los Angeles, Calif., has Phila- delphia Pa., population is and fifth is Detroit, Mich., wilh Largest Texas cilies in 1960 were Houston Dallas San Antonio Fort Worth and El Paso A new census is slated in April, Q. Why Is the word "seeded" nsed lo designate position of iennls players? I know it designates place on scale of winners, but why A. The term seeded in tennis means drawn for position before a contest so that Ihe better players will not meet in the early rounds, says the local tennis pro. To seed means lo sow or scatter; In tennis It is used because they scatter the better players. Denmark Reports Sharp Drop in Sexual Offenses COPENHAGEN (AP) Po- lice today reported a whopping 31 per cent decline in the num- ber of sexual offenses in metro- politan Copenhagen in year all restrictions on porno- graphy in Denmark were lifted. The trend was even more marked at Aarhus, Jutland, Denmark's second city, where police reported a 50 per cent de- cline. Even so, experts remained ex- tremely reluctant to draw any firm conclusions pending the re- sults, of a thorough, scientific analysis now under way at the request of, among others, Ihe United Stales Congress. Refusing to interpret, the re- duction of sexual olfenses re- ported as a direct benefit of free access for adult Danes to writ- ten or pictorial pornography, police spokesmen indicated one explanation may be that Danes simply changed their views on what constitutes a sexual of- fense. Police Inspector Alsnaes An- dersen, second in command o( Copenhagen criminal police, Border Guards Save Injured E. German MELLRICHSTADT, Germany (AP) Three West German border guards risked their lives Thursday night to rescue a young East German in danger of bleeding to death, in an East German minefield. A police spokesman said the 17-year-old youth stepped on a mine as he was fleeing to West Germany .north of Mcllrichstadt in northern Bavaria. Alerted by the explosion, West German guards sent up illumi- nating Hares. They spotted the youth sprawled in deep snow, his leg shattered. The West Germans first Iried tt> notify East German authori- ties, .but none- appeared in the area. The three border guards unstrapped their weapons to demonstrate their mission was peaceful and went about 50 yards into the minefield lo save the youth. The West Germans took the youth to Mellrichstadt Hospital where his mangled right foot was amputated just above the ankle. A hospital spokesman said he had been removed from the critical list. East German guards arrived at the scene about 2'A hours alt- er the incident, the spokesman said. said the liberal legislation may have brought more tolerant atti- tudes among Danes generally. "Maybe Ihey simply fail lo re- port some offenses which tliey would previously have reacted more strongly he sug- gested. One who was not inclined lo credit unreslricled pornography with the decline in sexual crimes was Justice Minister Knud Theslrup, a Conservative who last year became Ihe father of the world's most liberal por- nography legislation. "I never believed in those who feared that unrestricted porno- graphy would make sexual crimes go up. But I never dared believe they would go down, ei- Theslrup commented. "If there is a connection between the legislation and the decline in crimes now reported it would of course be very nice, hut I just do not want lo take the credit at this stage." A more definite answer may come when, probably a few months from sociologist and criminologisl Bcrl Kutchin- sky of Copenhagen University hands to Ihe U.S. Congress com- mission on obscenity the first scientific report on the impact on Denmark of pornographic freedom. 5 Hijackers Grounded LIMA, Peru (AP) Five young Brazilian revolutionaries and the jetliner they hijacked were grounded .at the Lima air- port early today. One of the plane's engines wouldn't start. The young men and a pretty peared in good spirits but were slightly nervous. Cuba was their destination. The twin-jet Caravelle of Bra- zil's Cruzeiro do Sul airline had just taken off from Montevideo, Uruguay, for Rio when (lie five look H over at gunpoint and di- verted it lo Buenos Aires. They lei off an elderly couple with heart trouble and look aboard Juel and dinner lor the 28 per- sons still aboard. Then they re- fueled again at Antofagasta, Chile. After refueling at Lima, the pilot stalled one engine, but a battery failure kept the oilier one still. After several futile at- tempts, he shut down Ihe power and darkened Ihe plane. There was no slarter equip- ment for Caravelles at (he air- port. W. W. TOOMDS luncral Saturday Succumbs MERKEL Will W. Toombs, Merkel resident, died at a.m. Friday at Hendrick Memorial Hospital in Abilene after a hrief illness. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Merkel United Methodist Church under tlireclion ot Slarbuck Funeral Home. WEATHER ESSA WEATHER BUREAU U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [Wealher Map, Pg. ABILENE AND VICINITY (JO-mll- rad PUS] Decreasing cloudiness Friday morning, clear If rloody Friday aricrnson lurnr.g cloudy with light snow Saturday High Friday and Saturday ibc low wilh a [ow frlday nrghl near 25. Probability of snow Saturday OT per cent. Winds from Ihc norlh Friday 5-15 m.p.h. High and low for ending 9 a.m.: 49 and 3J. High and tow for 3 date last year; art! 17. last Mghl: p.m. Sunrise [oday: a_m. Sunsel Icmgtil: p.m. Lord Assumes Post As British Bobbie LONDON (AP) Britain got its first titled policeman today. Lord Stralhnaver, 22-year-old heir lo a 90-room castle and one of the largest estates in Scot- land, is going to pound a beat. The 6-lool-3 judo expert and Oxford University graduate fin- ished studying at Scotland Yard's training college, put on a blue bobby's uniform nnd be- came Constable Alislair Suther- land. "It's a useful said Hie lordly cop, son of the Countess of Sutherland, whose family motto is "without (car." In lones ponderous for a po- liceman he" said: "I dislike crime. I suppose I hope thai one can put oneself into a position' where one may go some way to- ward correcting the situation that leads people into crime." Lord Slrathnaver took 13 weeks of training at Ilcndon Po- lice ranging from law to crowd expects to spend about two years pounding a London beat, on the holtom rung of the ladder that leads to becoming a Scot- land Yard officer. What docs his American wife former Eileen Baker of Princeton, of lu's new job? "If she doesn't like the rookie lolii newsmen, "she will just have to lump it, because a policeman is what I want to be." Cuban Boat Harasses Liberian Ship Amusements' Bridge 9A Business Outlook 5A Classified 9-I3B Comics 8B Editorials 6B Horoscope 9A Hospital Patients 8A Obituaries 2A Sports 12-I5A To Your Good Health IOA TV Log 7B Women's News it MIAMI (AP) A Cuban boat apparently harassed a Liberian cargo ship off the Cuban coast Thursday night and ordered it into port at Havana, the U.S. Coast Guard said today. The ship later was allowed to contin- ue on. ils way. No one aboard the ship was hurt, the ship's owners report- ed. Initially, the 230-foot cargo vessel Deep Freeze reported by radio thai a Cuban patrol boal was firing on it. The Coasl Guard said that it believed, because of confusion aboard (he ship, lhal the shoot- ing report was false nnd "they were not in fact shot upon." "Apparently (lie crew wai ov- dcrcd lo go into Havana and that was later countermanded by Ihe Cuban a Coast Guard spokesman said. "They were (he spokesman said of tho vessel, "but as far as the firing of the guns, we believe this to be not a true report." Peter Mclo, vice president of Trnns-Carib Lines In Miami, Ihe company which owns the ship, snid he talked to the captain lat- er by radio and no mention was made of any shooting. Melb. add- ed: "He mny not have wanted lo tell me." The ship apparently moved in close to Ihe Cuban coast lo avoid the pull of Ihe Gulf Stream. "As far as I know, he was griing close to the Cuban coast and they (Cubans aboard a pa- trol vessel) decided he was in Ihcir Icrrilorial waters and ap- parently Ihcy ntolioncfl Ilim lo stray out further than he Mclo reported after his talk with the captain. "He started out away'from the coast. Then the same gun- boat apparently came back and said 'Conic on inside, we're tak- ing you in.' Melo reported, however, Ihe Deep Freeze was released oft the coast without pulling into Havana. He said the vessel was not boarded. Everyone was well on Mclo said the captain repoi-lcd. "No one else was hurt or any- thing." The ship continued ils journey to Belize, British Honduras. It carried fertilizer and other farm supplies. It was to pick up a- cargo of cucumbers in Belize. sure which developed after a new cold front started pushing into the stale from the north Thursday. A separate area of light rain or drizzle started spreading from the Lower Rio Grande Val- ley and around Corpus Christi inland as far as Austin and up the coast toward Houston. Skies were mostly clear in the Panhandle and a few places in East Texas, while it was at least partly cloudy in other sec- tions. Snow of 2 inches' depth re- mained at Amarillo and Wichita Falls from the storm early in tlie week. With no cloud cover to help hold Thursday's warmth near the earth, Ihe mercury fell to- day to 10 degrees at Perry ton and Dalhrirl, 12 at Amarillo and 16 at Lubbock. The El Paso dawn temperature was 22 de- grees, while Wink reported 27 and Midland 28. The range of Texas' dawn temperatures was 55 degrees with the highest reading 65 de- grees at Brownsville at the state's southern tip. Forecasts held out prospects for light snow over Northwest Texas into Saturday and a mix- light rain mixed with snow in Ihe north central part of (he state 'ending tonight. Showers 'or light rain were ex- pected in other sections. Navy To Salvage The Badger By BIIUCE DUNFORD Associated Press Writer HONOLULU (AP) The Navy is giving up attempts lo salvage the explosive-packed and flaming munitions ship Badger State that "could blow again any a service spokesman says. "Due lo the risk involved the Navy, considers any further at- tempt at salvage of the SS Badger Stale a Navy statement issued Thurs- day said. The vessel is adrift in the Pacific miles north- west of Hawaii. The 40-nian crew of the mer- chant ship carrying bombs and rockets to Vietnam abandoned her a week ago when seas caused the cargo to break loose in the holds. Fourteen were rescued and the others were presumed lost. The Navy's fleet tug Abnaki radioed Thursday that it moved to within two miles of Ihe Badg- er State and saw yellow and or- ange flames coming from Ihe aft section, a Navy spokesman said. Aboard the freighter are ex- plosives equivalent lo tons of TNT. "The Navy won't do anything but watch it until the company decides what it wants to a Navy spokesman said. He said officials of the Stales Marine Lines, Inc., owner of the Badger Slale, had not announced what action they would lake. "They could contract a pri- vate salvaging company lo tow it into n port, but I doubt that any port would let them Hie spokesman said. He said the Navy would sink it if asked to. Just after crew abandoned the Badger Slate Dec. 26, an ex- plosion ripped an E-by-lfi-fool hole in Ihc slarboard side about four feet above the water line, "She could blow again at any the Navy spokesman said. The Abnaki, with arum-man crew, was to keep the derelict under watch from five to.seven niiles away nnd warn any pass- ing ships oE the danger, (he Navy said. Weather, in ihp area had set- tled to 25 knot winds wilh five- foot tho Navy said.