Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1970, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT TEXAS, 79604. SUNDAY MORNING. JANUARY 11, 1970-SEVENTY-FOUR PAGES IN SEVEN SRr.TfnKg Hottest Spot in Town Homeless cats gather alop a manhole cover on Water Street in New York's financial district. It was one of the few warm places in the city, which ex- perienced a low temperature of 3 degrees. (AP Wirephoto) Barnes Included Among 10 Top U.S. Young Men SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) A social activist, a lieutenant governor, a football professional and a Rockefeller were among the "10 Outstanding Young Men of 1989" named Saturday by the United Stales Jaycee.s. The activist is the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, 27, honored by the Jaycees for his work in Chicago, where he directs "Operation Breadbasket" for the Southern Christian Leadership Confer- ence. The nine other men cited, and (he accomplishments the Jay- cees saluted: Gov. Bon Frank Barnes, 31, of De Leon, Tex., who heads Ihe National Legislative Confer- ence of officials from all 50 stales. Floyd, 34, a minister and policeman working in Phila- delphia's slums for the Police Human Relations Department, who shows schoolchildren a Football League and a summer coordinator for the Chicago Park .District's "Reach-Out" program for poverty-area chil- dren. B. Slagle, 35, mathe matician and expert on eomput er science at the National Insti- tute of Health in Belhesda, Md., author of books on computers and teacher al Johns Hopkins University although completely Wind. L. Voorhces, 34, who moved to Pipeslone, Minn., and founded the Pawnee Corp., whose receipts grew from to ?2C million in three years and made Pipestone a thriving, independent communi movie he produced, "On Patrol Corps. for and arranges week- ends on a farm for city youth. David Mathews, 34, president of the University of Alabama, where he established honors programs aimed at keep- ing native leadership stale. in the D. Rockefeller IV, secretary of state in West Vir- ginia and former special assisl- ant to the director of the Peace John S. Saloma, 34, as- sociate professor of political sci- ence at the Massachusetts Insti- tute of Technology in Cam- the Ripon Society, a national group of liberal Republicans. youngest E. Sayers, 26, man honored, the record-selling halfback for the Chicago Bears of Ihe National tltopcdic surgery at Yale Uni- versity in New Haven, Conn., winner of the Bronze Star while an Army doctor in Vietnam and now recruiting black students for medical careers. The Jaycees noted that bridge, Mass., and a founder of Barnes, 31, had risen from leg- islator at age 22 to speaker at 26 and was the youngest man in hislory lo be elected lieutenant governor of Texas after he got 78.6 per cent of the vole in the 1968 Democratic primary. Professors Feel Ararat Find Too Young for Ark A pile of wood, four or five thousand years old, worked by hand, buried in a glacier, on top of a mountain, in Turkey II takes a lot of explaining. If It is a boat buried In a glacier, on lop of a mounlain, it lakes a lot more explaining. And the more you think about, and the more yon remember the story of Noah and his great ship well, you start thinking some more. The Bible snys God told Noah to "make Ihce an ark of gopher wood; rooms shall thou make in the ark, and shall pitch it within and without with pitch." The Bible says the ark was to b? 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide and 30 cubits tall with a window, door and three stories. The story says the rains fell for forty days and forty nights, "and the ark rested In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the monlh, upon the mountains of Ararat." Jack Grimm, the Abilene oil and gas producer who Is a member of an expedition to find out just what la on the mountain "The hand-carved timbers are vhat about to feet up Ihe volcanic slopes of Mt. Ararat, in Turkey. "They are believed to be of EXPEDITION HEAD DUE HERE TODAY French explorer Fcrnand Navarra, leader ol Ihe archcologieal expedition which intends lo find out more of the boat-shaped timbers found on Mt. Ararat in Turkey, Ihe traditional resting place of Noah's Ark, will arrive In Abilene Sunday for a p.m. talk in Abilene High School Auditorium for those interested in his expedition. According to Frank Grimm, the Abilene oil and gas produ- cer who with his wife Jackie will accompany the expedition to the mountain, the talk will include a question and answer period, a film, and some ol the wood found al the site will be shown. we know today as white oak. There are no trees on that mounlain, nor have there been iince before Biblical antiquity. Evidence indicales the remains are those of a large prowed vessel of many rooms. "The limbers are coaled with litch inside and out. And the Bible says Ihe Ark was left on that he said. Many people are skeptical hough excited, about the discovery. Two such people are religion professors at Abilene colleges. Dr. Walter C. Hofheinz1 associate professor of religion al McMurry, says, "I think it's a very inleresling expedition, but: Ihink It's highly improbable tha It's Noah's Ark." One of Dr. HofhGlnz' main reasons for doubt Is that he doesn't believe the recently discovered ship Is old enough to be Noah's Ark. Radioactive carbon testa have placed the age of the timbers to years old, The oldest stories of a flood Ton to ARK, Pf. C-A SUNDAY Atrocities Charged Against S. Koreans Allies Press Offensive On Mountain SAIGON (AP) Ground fighting slackened Saturday among the caves and boulders of the Black Virgin Mountain but the Americans pressed their attack with bombs, artillery and rocket fire for the third straight day. Field officers had estimated larlier that 400 enemy soldiers vere hidden in the caves anil among large boulders .on the monlain slopes, but after Satur- day's operation, one officer laid: "They're just not there now." The aim of the concentrated attacks was to drive the enemy rom the mountain 55 miles northwest of Saigon. A ra- lio relay station and a Green Beret camp are on the top of the mountain but the enemy long las held the slopes. The officer said the remaining :nemy force seemed to have .lipped away during the nfght. "I don't know where they are at the moment, and no one else the officer said. "Some still may be hiding in the caves." Soldiers of (he U.S. 25th Infan- ry by planes, lelicopler giinships, artillery and killing 12 inemy troops on the mountain Saturday without suffering any American casualties. That brought to 122 the num- >er of enemy reported killed in three days of fighting on the mountain, seven miles northeast sf the important provincial capi- al of Tay Minn. The American forces re- mained on the mountain Satur- day night, field reports said. About 18 miles northeast of he mountain, a combined force of South Vietnamese irregulars and U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Divi- sion troops clashed with a North Vietnamese unit of unknown size. Field reports said the units exchanged small arms fire, and the Americans called in air strikes, artillery and aerial rocket fire. The allied units claimed they killed 41 enemy voops in 15 minutes. They said here were no U.S. or South Vietnamese casualties. Earlier, the U. S. Command that four Americans vere killed and 79 were wound- ed in three rocket and mortar attacks Friday night and Satur- day morning. Enemy shellings lave not taken such a heavy toll if American troops since last Aug. 12, when U were killed and "22 wounded. The command declined 1o re- case specific casually figures or each attack but said a 15- round mortar barrage on a base camp of the 173rd Airborne Bri- gade caused moderate casual- ies. Any further casualties, a pokesman said, would have irevented the unit from car- rying out its mission. Reports Atrocities Agnew Sees Lack Of Understanding SINGAPORE (AP) Vice constituted any additional U.S. President Spiro T. Agnew left commitment in Asia. here Sunday for a two-day rest on the Indonesian island of Bali, told reporters, is entirely con- ninth slop on liis 11-nation Asian by the economic progress in Sin- gapore, which he said had "lil- irally worked miracles." WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT Of COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Wialfiar Map, n. >.A) ABILENE AND VICINITY radius) Clear to parlly cloudy and mild Sunday, turning colder Sunday nlflht Partly cloudy and colder Monday. High Sunday between 55 and 40, low Sunday n'tglil around 25, Monday 45 Ha rain or snow predicted. Winds southerly from 12 to 15 m.p.h. Sunday, shining Sunday nighl to northerly and Increasing 15 20 m.p.n. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Cloudy Sunday morning clearing and warmer Sunday afternoon. Fair Sunday nlgM and Monday. A little colder Sunday night and over area Monday. High Sunday 60 la 70 Low Sunday nighl 33 northwest to 4! southeast. TEMPERATURES Sat. a.m. sat. p.m. 3T SM High and low for M-hours tndlng p.m.: 51 and M. low last 41 Sunset last nljMi aunrlai May: Barometer reodlno; et p.m.i HuntMNy tl M per Vietnamese Said Shot at Random HONOLULU (AP) A report by an American anthropologist in Honolulu (hat he has evidence South Korean troops shot Viet- namese civilians at random was denied Saturday by a Korean military leader. A. Terry Rambo, now a stu- dent here, says he came across evidence of atrocities in 1966 while heading a governmenl- Hunian Sciences Research Inc.. in 1966. "I often accompanied ARVN troops but never saw any atroci- ties committed by he said of South Vietnam's Army of the Republic of Vietnam. He said he heard of "isolated ncidents" involving American roops but never found any evi- sponsored research project. He deuce to back them up. said that he took the informa- tion to the Defense Department ._ Liiicjti, fldKt IfJiiL in 1967 but nothing was done Human Sciences Research Inc arvAiir if .____ about it. The spokesman for all Korean troops in Vietnam, Byung Kown, said that Rambo's account of alleged atrocities in Vietnam's Phu Yen province was false. "From the said the colonel, all Republic of Korea A. Terry Rambo, 29, an American anthropologist u'oops serving in South in Honolulu, said Saturday that he has evidence Vletnam have stressed "separ- that South Korean troops shot Vietnamese civil- a.tlrW the. e1em.y from friendly Jans at random. He said he took the information to the Defense Department, but nothing was done about it. (AP Wirephoto) of McLean, Va., had under- aken a study of peasants for Col. Kim Ihe department. He said the re- in Saigon port "has not yet been ren civilians in the battle area. "After the civilians were se- cured, ROK troops destroyed the enemy. But ROK troops did not commit massacres." Rambo said he heard refugee accounts of numerous atrocities all by South Korean marines while he was conducting a gov- ernment-sponsored refugee re- search project as an employe of iistenl wilh the Nixon doctrine, adding that just because the United Stales gives aid such as applies docs not mean it has a defense commitment. As for the effect of Lhe After the breather in Bali, Ihe planned U.S. withdrawal from vice president and his wife Vietnam on nations where Ag- Judy will fly on to Australia and new has pledged maintenance of New Zealand on the last leg of jj.g. commitments, the inform- le tour- ants said this depends to a con- In a dinner toast Saturday siderable exlent on whether the night, Agnew said the United South Vietnamese are able to e..... keep the country together after the U.S. force is scaled down to the vicinity of in the next several ycais. States "will continue and even expand" maintenance and re- pair work on its vessels at the Sembawang shipyard, part of the former British naval base here that is being turned over to commercial operations. The United States spent million at the shipyard last year The vice president said ear- lier Saturday that American; "don't understand as well as they might what's actually going on in lite Asian countries and what the American pres- ence means." He told several hundred Americans on the lawn of the U.S. Embassy he could say that "because I didn't understand it myself until I made this trip." Agnew has only one meeting scheduled in. Indone- sian Foreign Minister Adam Malik on Sunday afternoon. American sources with the vice presidential party, mean- while, denied that Agnew's suggestion Friday of the possi- bility of U.S. assistance to re- gional groupings such as the five-power effort in this region NEWS INDEX Abilene Eventt i.g Amuiemenrt S, 6-S Aitroloar 4.R Austin Notebook 3-B World 9-A Booki 4_R Classified. 8-1 2D Crossroads Rtport 3-B Crossword 3.B Editorials g.p. form 10-72-B Hospital Politnts 1 0-A 3-B lo 3-B Markets 6, jr.D Moyfn 7.8 Obituoii.s 2, 3- A Oil 9-B Recordiiui 5-8 1-5-D Tenet! Li Pell Te Your Goool Htgtth 2-1 TV Tab (Pulleut ol Sett. C) NIWI 1-1 0-C Such assistance, these sources REMOVED YOUR TV TAB YET? If you haven't pulled your TV Section from the Section C of today's Reporter News, may we suggest that you do so right now. It provides a handy reference to assist you in planning your Tying for the week and contains features about programs and personalities you will be watching. For example, Wednesday is NBC "super special" night so be sure and check this oul. Make sure you keep your TV schedule handy for infor- mation on all the outstanding programs available to Big Country viewers. In Washington, a Defense De- larlment spokesman said that dered" and refused to elabo- Rambo said he had two Atner- can assistants on the refugee >roject, Jerry Tinker of Wash- nglon, D.C., and John Le Noir of New York City. Le Noir was unavailable for comment. Tinker, now a doctoral candi- date at American University in Washington, confirmed Ram- bo's slory and said the refugee report was printed by Human Sciences Research Inc., last He said.he, Bambb, aria ;Le Noir got together later and wrote a separate report on alleged atrocities. Le Noir says his report has been classified by the government. "As far as we know they (the itrocity reports) were Tinker, 30. "We never did a udicial study. "But the very fact that there vas such a strong feeling led us o believe that this was some- hing the military had better be old." "Scores of refugees told us he reason they had left their tillages was because the Ko- reans were shooting lambo said of his research in- erview. The interviewers were mostly Vietnamese students. He said refugees from Phu Yert, about 250 miles northeast of Saigon, told the interviewers the Koreans shot some 200 men Turn to ATROCITIES, Pg. 6-A Credit Cord Use Survey Shows System Growing By JOE B. POUNS Business Editor Credil cards those authorized by banks as well as .hose authorized by local department stores were used extensively during the Christmas holidays, a survey of wnks and merchants shows. The one store that does not subscribe to a credit card system had poor business while merchants said their wtvecn Thanksgiving and Christmas was Ihe best ihey have ever had. Many of the merchants have iheir own credit card systems, a few have select charge customers, many subscribe to either BankAmericard o r Master Charge credit card systems or both. The banks indicated there was in extensive use of Iheir credit cards suring the season and most of them believe Ihe credit cards stimulated Christmas shopping. The credit card "opened up another avenue of credit" for many people, two or three of the merchants said. Department store managers >elieve the new systems as, ssued by the banks were not compelitwi- with Iheir cards. On he other hand one banker jelieves "an ever Increasing number of merchants are the credit card irogram as a valuable addition customer services. He added that who have discovered the many advantages ot using their cards ara using them m o r t used 'requently.." The card his bank handles was used extensively during December probably more than for any other month since the system was installed. One department store manager said he is adding more credit card customers all along (lie system his company operates. Another department store manager said he opened credit accounts for a few holders from olhcr credit card systems at his slore. One slore manager In Weslgate said 20 per cent of the business at his slore was done through use of credit cards during the Thanksgiving- Christmas season. He added (he card is easy to use, the merchant is guaranteed to receive his money, and "we had rather the customer use the credit card than cash." He added he believes the credit card is "great." A speciality shop said the cards were used extensively Christmas business in 1969 was much better than in the store's spokesman said. One business here accepts four kinds of credit cards but .he store manager :hose Issued by banks jrought in more as more traffic. He is pleased with the way the cards brought 'n business. One of the bankers said thai Ihe use of the credit card his Institution represents was excellent and "surpassed expectations." The cards were in many Instances by and depends i believes previous business as well survey people who would have gone to the bank to borrow money with which to buy Christmas presents, this particular banker believes, A suggested amount of credit limit is placed on some of the cards. If the charge for merchandise purchased by the card is paid within 25 days there is no charge to the cardholder. Otherwise, there are several plans of repayment available to him. He and his banker work out the plan together and there is a finance charge which amounts to 18 per cent per year when Ihe account is not paid within 25 days. Some of (he cards are good for instant cash, among other things .Some airlines also accept them for transportation fare. Mnybe it was co-incidental. However, the one store chosen at random that does not use a credit card system but on exlending credit to a few long time, regular customers of (he store was the ynly one that reported slower Business during the Christmas season in 1969 than in Uw year. Banks represented in the Included Bank of Commerce, Cilizens National, First National and First State. Stores included In the survey included Luskey's, Connie's, Skibcll's, Weltman's, National Men's Shop, G r 1 g s b y s i's, Grtssom's, Winter's, Ward's, and Sears Roebuck fc Company.