Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1970, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAR, NO. 209 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 13, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press (fP) lOc SUNDAY PLAN Drs.-Don Davis, Richard Macy and Lloyd Van Pelt or Los An- geles discuss an unusual health program which would provide free veterinary service for sick and injured animals. The program, lo be called VET-AID, would depend on public donations. (AP Wirepholo) LA Firm Seeks To Promote Pets' Welfare LOS ANGELES (AP) Los A-ngeles residents on welfare al- ready get free medical care. Their .pels soon may get the same through a private founda- tion. Officials -say that more than half the persons receiv- ing welfare in Los Angeles County own pets, and that, many sick and injured animals suffer and because their oyyners can't.afford veterinarians' fees. Giving-.pcts. free js; the. aim of. a-n'ew' Istefcd 'project. TheSprp'g'ram will depend on public' in the near future. Veterinarians'have agreed to bill for costs only, donating their time. Harry Maiden, executive di- rector of the Animal Health Foundation of California, which will administer the program, announced its inauguration al a news conference Monday. "Poor people lend to have more animals than the af- says Donald Payn, dis- trict supervisor of the County Animal Shelter. program is'a godsend for them." Maiden said the foundation will solicit and the pro- gram will begin as soon as has been raised. Caver Will Seek City Council Seat Howard Caver, 30, filed as a candidate lor city council Tues- day morning in Ihe April council election. He filed for the north- side Place 1 position held by Dr. John Stevens, who isn't running for reelection. Caver has-been assistant di- rector 'of the Upward Bound Project for 1V4 years. He pre- viously taught junior high English and band at Woodson High School. Caver, a Negro, was presented (he Outstanding Citizen of Ihe Year Award by the Carver Community Committee. He was the president of the Taylor County branch of the NAACP in 3968, third vice president of the Community Action Program in 1967-68, a member of the Afro- Leadership Conference, a repre- sentative of the poor in Ihe Com- munity Aclion Program, and a member of the Omega Psi Phi NEWS INDEX Amusements 2A Buisness News..........8A Bridge 7 A Classified............5-7B Comics -4B Editorials..............2B Horoscope 9A Hospital Patients........4A Obiluon'ei 3A Sports............. This Man's Art.........2A To Your Good Health------7 A TV Log 7B Women's News.........3B HOWARD CAVER Upward Bound official National Social Fraternity. He is the first candidate to announce. He said there were (wo reasons for his liming. One is that "hopefully it will influ- ence more people to register before the deadline." (Voter registration deadline is Jan. 31. He said his other reason was that a Negro had not run before and that there were "a lot of skeptics" about a Negro's ability 10 do the job. Therefore, he said 11 was "going lo take more than normal to convince the skeptics that a Black American could do the job." Drug Traffic Probe Ordered by Judge All. families in Los Angeles and Orange Counties receiving welfare will be eligible for the program, called VET-AID. A rccepienl may lake his ani- mal to "any veterinarian in the program, and the veterinarian will bill the foundation. Dr. Lloyd F. Van Pelt, presi- dent of the foundation, said VKT- All) .was begun .because "many, animals suffer because their indigent owners can't af- ford treatment for them." Sniper Shot Ends Up in Barrel Of Gl's Rifle SAIGON (AP) The sniper's shot wound up in Hie bairel of Hie Gl's M1G rifle. Result: no damage. Cpl. Ralph C. Blumenhagen of WiUimanlic, Conn., was scout- ing for a company of 25th Infan- try Division troops earlier this week during the batllc at Black Virgin Mountain, 55 miles north- west of Saigon. Blumenhagen's unil was pinned down by sniper fire on the mountain's western slope. "I (old the point man lo llirow a liand grenade at the sniper's position which was about 30 feet from us, and T would cover for Blumenhagen reported. "As lie prepared to throw, I carefully leaned around the edge of a rock and tried lo zero in on the 'sniper. "Just then my rifle seemed to recoil as if I had fired it, al- though I didn't Ihink I had. When I looked at the muzzle of the weapon, I found that I hadn't fired but the sniper had fired at me. An AK47 round was lodged tightly in the end of my rifle's barrel." WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU tWialhfr Map, Pg.