Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 22, 1970, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH'YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604. THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 22, 1970-THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN Associated Pros, lOc SUNDAY Iraq Executes 36 Ace used in CRUISING. UP THE ICY INLAND PASSAGE A lug heads west through icy cakes in the Chicago Hiver after passing under the Michigan Avenue bridge. Temperatures barely rose above zero at midday Wednesday as Arctic-cold wave held midwest in its grip. Twin Marina lowers" are at right. (AP .Wircphpto) Nixon's Speech Covers By FRANK CORMIER Associated Press Wrllcr WASHINGTON (AP) -Presi- dent Nixo'tf first Stale of (he Union message today around broad national priori- ties, with many delails lefl to be spelled out later. Inflation, crime, federal spending and pollution-were'ma- jor concerns of the administra- tion as N'ixon- prepared lor his, speech lo a joint session of Con- gress at p.m. ESf today. The selling for Hie speed} was traditional with members of llie Senate, Cabinet, Supreme Court and diplomatic corps shoe- horned into the House chamber [or the occasion.. The VIP gallery was scl up (or members of the Nixon fami- ly including daughter Julie Nix- on Eisenhower and her hus- band, David, who are on vaca- tion from their colleges in Mas- sachusetts. But Nixon- served notice ahead of time his speech would not be tradilionaWit would not be a "laundry list of everything that I will be submitting lo Con- gress laler on." The baltle against rising prices is one lop priority item on the Nixon 1970 agenda. Tied closely lo this is Ihe presidential effort to hold down federal spending under his forthcoming budget forahe 1971 fiscal year that begins Jiiiy'.l. Marking his first anniversary in office Tuesday, Nixon said the budget would be "one of the major subjects discussed, but I am not going into any detail." Fine print of the administra- tion's 1970 proposals, will be spelled out more fully in 1he new budget, due in late January or early February, and in subse- quent special messages on spe- cific problem areas. In the past, presidents cus- tomarily filled (heir State of (lie Union messages with long lists of legislative requests. In addi- tion to departing from this for- mula, the White House had made it clear aliead of lime Nixon would not delve deeply into foreign affairs. Foreign policy questions will be discussed more fully in a precedent-selling "slate of the w.piid" message lie will submit in writing early in February. The fiscal 1971 Budget.will .top Ihe current .spending level by. several billion dollars. 'But. It will be lower than adminislrK- lion officials had anticipated just Iwo weeks ago. In a statement Wednesday on the plight of the recession hit housing industry, Nixon said: "In order lo maintain a sur- plus in the budget, I have cut federal spending to the minir mum possible. levels this year and next. Some needed federal programs simply will have lo be postponed, so that we live with- in our means." Veteran Plugs For Viet Valentines Rcglslratlous Applications Thurs. 1969 Total Record (1958) Dcadllnp Jan. 31 150 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) II Karl E. Busch has his way, every G.I. in Vietnam is going lo get a Vatentine. "It looks he said. "They are coming in by (he sackful." Busch, who dreamed up the project and is running it for the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation, has received Valentines 'from all over the United States and four foreign countries. A 47-year-old veteran of 23 jiiais in the Navy, Busch now works for a chain of Florida dress shops. 'The Valentine shower is one of several proj- ects he has spark-plugged with Ihe idea of brightening the lives of servicemen abroad.. Others include Operation San- 1 la Glaus, sending packages of shaving cream, toothpaste, playing cards and such to mili- tary hospitals in 'South Vietnam, Okinawa and Japan, and Opera- tion Citrus, 30 tons of oranges by parcel post lo Vietnam.- Busch and his volunteer friends operated almost exclu- sively in Florida at the start, but eventually won sponsorship of the Purple Heart Order, com- posed of wounded combat veler- ans. The Valentine caper is shap- ing up as one of Busch's best. An airline will fly all the Val- entines to San Francisco, where they will be dispatched lo the forces in Vtelnam. Busch says he gets a kick from some of the homemade Valentines coming in. A group from Girl' Seoul Troop 219 in Farmlngton, N.M., Included several with the mes- sage, are red; violets are blue; it's Valentine's Day; we're thinking of you." One girl added: "It may be an old wish but it never loses Us sincerity. Here's a mod wrsion and love, Baby." Others changed the message lo beam it at the wounded: "Roses are red; violets are blue; hope you get well and come home soon, loo." Mr. and Mrs. William Haak'of Mamaroneck, sent 100 cards on behalf of themselves and their son Billy. Syria (AP) Iraq's execution mill worked wilhout lelup kxlay wilh 36 sons pul to death in 24 hours- all but seven of Ihcm accused of plotting 16 overthrow Ihe gov- ernment. Seven of Ihe men, not connect- ed wilh the plol, were convicted in November of spying for the United Slales, Radio Baghdad said. II identified one of Ihem, Albert Nounou, as a Jew. The 29 persons who were ac- cused of Irving lo overthrow (he leflisl regime of President Ahmed Hassan el Bakr Tuesday night and early Wednesday faced firing squads or hangmen. Bakr addressed crowds out- side the presidential palace, saying that any plol against his government would "only lead to the culling of Ihe plotters' Radio Baghdad said. Bakr said instigators of Ihe abortive coup "are being justly rewarded." He added that his regime had proved "stronger tlian in- and vowed to "merci- lessly crush anyone who would stand in the way of the revolu- tion." "Conspirators must know that they will pay with their lives for any adventure againsl Ihe revo- Bakr told cheering crowds who had taken part in a funeral procession for two sol- diers reported- killed defending Ihe regime. Executioners worked past midnight Wednesday, carrying out death senlences' given 11 persons convicted of trie coup attempt. Then at dawn, the seven per- sons convicted in November .were put lo dealh. A hours later, .Radio Baghdad said six army officers and a civilian were doomed by a special court lor taking part in the attempted coup. Shortly thereafter, the military men were shot by firing squad and the civilian was hanged. The government newspaper, Al Thawra, .said firing squads were using the plotters' own weapons for the executions. The Baghdad broadcast said that in addition lo the six mili- tary men and civilian executed this morning, the court had sen- tenced three other persons lo life imprisonment. An army colonel was given a 10-year scn- cnce and six other officers were acquitted. Accusing Iran and the United Slales of being behind the coup allempt Tuesday, the Iraqi gov- ernment also ordered Iranian Ambassador Eallah el Amili and four of his chief aides lo leave the country within 24 hours. The Iranian government de- nied the charge and ordered WEATHER" U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAJ (Wealhtr Map. Pg. 1AI ABILENE AND VICINITY [O-mHt radius) Decreasing cloudiness And warmer today; partly lonighl And Friday. loday, In the upper JO'S, lo.-lioril, high Friday In Ihe upper 50's. Soulhweslerly winds at 10-70 m p.h. Out. look far Saturday, partly cloudy and mild, High and hnv tor N-bouri er.drr.fl p a.m.: IS and High and low same dale last Year: 14 and fl. Sunsel last loday; sunsel tonlghl: Iraqi Ambassador Mohammed at Yasin and four military at- taches lo leave Iran. Iraq also closed the Iranian consulates in Baghdad, Basra and Kerbcla, ;md Ihe Tehran government issued closing or- ders for Ihe Iraqi consulates in Iran. Iraq broke diplomatic rela- tions wilh Ihe United Stales dur- ing the 1967 Arabi-Isracli war and has never reopened them. Baghdad Radio said lhat by a.m. today 18 active or re- tired army and police olficers had been executed by firing squad and four civilians had been hanged for an attempted coup which (lie government said failed Tuesday night. EXPLORING Jon of Lakewood, Calif., blind since birlli, gels (he feel of the Apollo 12. spacecraft during visit to North American Rockwell's Space Division in Downey, Calif. Jon went'over the spacecraft inside" and out, whistling with amazement as his fingers searched out controls, dials, switches, even Apollo's charred heat shield. (AP. Wire- pholo) Jumbo Jet Lands Okay In London LONDON (AP) Boeing 747 jetliner arrived in gray, win- Iry London from Now York to- day on the maiden transatlantic commercial jumbo jet flight. An overheated engine ground- ed the original aircraft and a substitute called Young Ameri- ca left New York at a.m. EST, nearly seven hours after (lie scheduled tleparlure lime. The jet, carrying 332 passen- gers and 18 crew, touched down, at -Heathrow Airport at a.m. EST. London Airport services were geared to deal as quickly as possible with (he passengers and pounds of baggage and cargo aboard the Pan American World Airways jum- bo. Some passengers booked on llic return flight lo New York switched lo other aircraft be- cause of today's delays, but a Pan Am spokesman said most of the passengers were waiting for the jumbo. Computer Didn't Miss Charlie's Infallibility Hurt a Lot, Coach Says LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Infallibility didn't pay for Charlie. Charlie is a computer who has been used this season by Spencerian Busi- ness College basketball conch Ron Karris as an assistant. In fact, Farris has followed Charlie's proposed game plans in the squad's games. Here's how it worked: Farris fed his squad's statistics and those of his next opponent to Charlie, and the computer regurgitated a game plan. Hut and here's Ihe hangup Charlie also predicted Ihe game's probable outcome. He predicted the oulcomc of nine o[ Ihe first 10 gamer and didn't mifs the point spread by more than three points. The decision was made to de-com- mission the mechanical bookie after lie predicted that Soulhem Baplisl Seminary a team Farris oxjwctcd to defeat would boat Spencerian by two points. The final: Southern Baplist S6, Spcncerian 95. As Farris sees it, it's a mailer of psychology not Charlie's, but Ihe team's. "It hurt me a Farris said, and "il got to everyone else. "How would you like to know that you were supposed to lose by fo much and score atnounl of points to an x- more amount of points by the oilier Farris said Charlie's only use in the future will be to compile the Spencerian statistics. Good-bve, Charlie. mm INDEX Amusements.......... I5B 9A Business Notes 76 Classified.......... 12-15B Comics 1 IB Edilorials JOB Horoscope 9A Hospital Patients 3A Obituaries 2A.6B Sports 12.13A This Man's Art........ I5B To Your Good Health SB TV Loo IDA Women's News 3B More Phone Lines to Weather Bureau! By BLUE RUCKE71 and BETTY GIUSSOM Q. Why Isn't something done about putting In more telephone lines (o the weather bureau for Ihe recorded dally null hourly Information? In times of emergency (weather change especially) It's Impossible (o gel a call through no matter how long you try. A. There musl be a problem here because Weatherman Silchler says when he's at home, he calls the bank to gel the tempera- ture, because he .knows he'll never get through lo Ihe.Weatber Bureau. But even so, he says not to count on another line because of the expense involved and a shortage of personnel lo man the phones. So to save you from foul weather frustration, Action Line came up with some oilier ways lo check (he -.weather for temperature call 672-2RRI, Dyes.? has a recording at 696-2481 and the news media give periodic reports. Q. Can you (ell me the day of the week which marked the first day of this ccn- Ijiry Jan: I, 1900? My sister was born at a.m. that day and I want (o know the day of the week. A. That's quite a birthdalc, first day of the 20lh Century and it all began on a Monday, stales Information Please Al- manac. And by the way, there's a 200 year calendar in this almanac in case anybody wants to look up other dales. Q. As a IVyllc resident, I would like to know why It is necessary for the Wylic School Trustees to call another Wylic School Bond election Jan. 24. A Wylic School Bond election was passed by only 5 in August 1969. so what Is the purpose of another election (his soon? A. This may sound unusual, but this is the. same bond election that was held in August, only (his time ALL qualified voters may. participate. In the August election only pro- perty owners were allowed to vote. Since ihcn a bond election held in Arizona has been appealed to the .Supreme Court on the grounds the vole was illegal because il was limited lo properly owners. Pending Ihe out- come of Ihis, Ihe Texas Attorney General has held up approval of many bonds, in- cluding the Wylie bonds. Wylie is badly in need of new schools now, school officials say, so Ihcy are holding Ihe election again, this time allowing all quali- fied voters to participate. If it passes, this will avoid a long delay in wailing for Ihe Supreme Court lo decide the Arizona case and will enable Wylic residents lo have their schools quicker. Q. Recently an agcil aunt of mine pnsscil away. Among sonic of the keep- sakes Is a small hymn honk called Powcls Selection of ilymns. The front pnrt of the hook In page 29 is missing. Is llicrc any way that I can get infor- mation about this llltlc hook? A. Abilene Public I.ihrary is your best bet for information about where lo wrilc. Ask the ladies at Ihe reference desk for one of Ihe several hooks wilh Hie addresses of films that deal In old books. There arc many and you may want to wrilc several. Q. Why doesn't Ahilcnc have a Musi- cians Union? A. There are 13 musicians unions in Texas. Each local's jurisdiction is comprised of a specific number of counties which fre- quently include several cities. Abilene happens to he one of the cities in the Foil Worth Musicians Union. Texas has approxi- mately six thousand professional union mus- icians. About eight hundred of them live in the jurisdiction of the Fort Worth Musicians Union. Is jogging on a treadmill-type paralus (or running In place) as ef- fective as jogging around the block? A. Yes, you expend about the same amount of energy IF you lift your knees high while running in place. But, Arthur, I.ydiard (trainer of Olympic Champ Pcler Sncll) says running in place is hard on.you physically because your center of gravity is.; off, weight isn't thnisi forward so your, knees, hips, back find ankles arc taking a, jarring.