Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 29, 1970, Abilene, Texas
'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORUD EXACTLY AS IT 80TK YEAR, NO. 225 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS. 79604, THURSDAY EVENING.. JANUARY 29, 1970-THIRTY-S1X PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Auociaicd 1'rcs, (fP) lOc SUNDAY" THUMPER AND ONE OF HIS Thumper, a big fat rabbit of about seven years, cuddles up for some loving from Robin Hayes, 9, one of liis friends among the 138 children at Harry Russell Elementary School in West Car- rolllon, Ohio, near Dayton. He has been a resi- dent on his own half-acre of land at the school for five years! He's a fighter too. He was victori-. ous over a dog and has chased two intended rabbit playmates from his area. Thumper also goes into the school and plays games with the children. (AP Wirephoto) By ELLIE RUCKEIi and BETTY GR1SSOM Any Yoga Class Here Regularly? O Is there a Yoga class one .coglil attend regularly 'In -Abilene? Not a course at (lie bill a continuous one. A Looks like all the Yogis in these pails are practicing at home alone, we couldn't find a trace ot a class. There are apparently a lot of Yogis around though (Yogi is one who practices and studies and if you want to get together and talk about forming a continuous class (not a course call Elizabeth Baugh at the YWCA, she volunteered to lie group organizer. Should that fall through, a Yoga expert suggests you read a hook by Richard Hittleman that has excellent instructions on Yoga and is supposed to be "just like being in a class." o Is It (rue llicrc's a rule In the high schools (hat fnolhall players can't play basketball? If not, what happens In those Iwo-sport letlurmcn of junior high (anic when they get to high school? I don't believe (here was a two-sport lellennan last ycar-what happened (o Greg Slirman and Rusty McKccvcr? Both of these boys arc fine athletes and I feel like (licy didn't have a chance- please find out. A Coach Harold Wilder of Abilene High and'Coach Bill Villines of Cooper both said there's no rule, written or unwritten, that a football player can't basketball. They explained lhat it's difficult to parlicipale in both sports because they overlap-football season generally ends Nov. 14 (later if a team goes into the playoffs as Cooper did this year) and basketball practice begins Ocl. 15. This is somewhat of a disadvantage to the boy who plays both sports because he's four or five weeks behind the others practicewisc. Also competition is keener in high school and generally the boy that concentrates on one sport has an advantage because he has more time to work out. However there have been several double leltcrmen-Jack Mildren, Mike Maycs, Barry and Larry Hoofer at Cooper, and Busty McDeamian from Abilene High. Greg Siirman played his sophomore year on the junior varsity and did very well, but decided himself not to go out for basketball this year, says Coach Wilder. Rusty McKeever'played junior varsity also last year but didn't go out for basketball this year, probably because he wanted to concentrate on football. Q In World War I how long did an Army officer.have to serve In order for his wife to draw a widow's pension at his death? A. He would have to he in the Army for 90 days or more in order for his wife to be eligible for a widow's pension, says Greely Aston at the VA office. Q Could you (ell me of anyone in Abilene .that does hemstitching for the public? A. Action Line found one for you and we arc sending you name and address. It seems (here aren't many people who do this type of yvork for (he public any more, says one sales lady at the sewing machine retailers. Address questions to Action Line, Box, 50, Abilene, Texas 7B6H Names will not be used but questions must be signed aiid address given. HE Rum Loss Rankles Royal Navy's Tars LONDON (AP) Below decks it still was beer today in the Royal Navy. Not even predictions in Par- liament of mutiny could, restore the traditional lot of mm for British lars. James Wcllbeloved, a Labor member of tfie House of Com- mons, charged headlong against the adamant Admiralty in Com- mons Wednesday, warning: "So deep is the anger and re- senlrnent that there is a real danger that the ghost of More, Spithead and Invergordon may again stalk the fleet." The Nore, Spilhead.and Inver- gordon belong with the Bounty on the list of famed navy muti- nies. The free daily lot of rum which British sailors had quaffed since 1740 was ended Dec. 17 to save million and promote efficiency. It amounted annually to gallons of proof mm for the or so sailors. After the decision was an- nounced, sailors on one frigate wore black armbands and Well- beloved look their case to Com- mons. Wellueloved complained lhat officers still could buy rum but enlisted men couldn't., "What evidence can the Ad- Registrations (approx.) Applications J60 1969 Total Record (1968) Deadline Jan. 31. miralty board offer lo justify a dry lower deck with a wet ward- lie challenged. Amid chuckles from Hie law- makers, one shouted, "The board must have been drunk wlicn they made the decision." The speaker solemnly warned the House: 'If [here is loo much interruption I will hang some member from the yafdami. "Splice Ihe main someone yelled. Dr. David Owen, undersecre- tary of the. navy, refused to strike the ensign. The rum is- sue, he said, was equal to four single whiskies and enlisted men also could buy a pint of beer for a total blood-alcohol content of more than 80 milligrams. That's drunken driving under British law. The undersecretary added thai Ihe rum money saved will be paid into the Sailors Fund to make their old age secure. And they can still buy a pint of beer daily. Ex-Con Dies During Raid HOUSTON (AP) _ Shots re- turned by four slate .narcotics agents during a raid, killed an escaped Mississippi convict Wednesday night in a plush apartment near the Manned Spacecraft Center. Officers identified the slain man as Samuel Harold Cooper, 50, and said he escaped last June from the Mississippi slate prison while serving a 99- year sentence for robbery. The shootout took place about p.m. in the Nassau Hay community near the southeast edge of Houston. Officers taking part related these details: Texas Department of Public Safely agents who shot back after Cooper opened fire were Barrel Moore, Joe Jackson, Wvley Flynn and Jim Murray. The agents said they were raiding the apartment on infor- mation, that Cooper had nar- cotics and narcotics equipment in his possession. N. Viets Say Raids 'Grave War Act' By MICHAEL GOLDSMITH Associated Press Writer PARIS (AP) North Viet- nam today accused U.S. planes of bombing .North Vietnamese territory Wednesday and called the rifld a "very grave act of war." Col. lla Van lju, deputy lead- er of Norlh Vietnam's delegation to Hie Paris peace lalks, told the 51st weekly session of the lalks that Hie alleged raid was a new proof of President Nixon's "warlike intentions and (he hy- pocrisy of all this talk of peace." Hanoi claimed earlier that American planes made a scries of attacks on populated areas inside North Vietnam around noon Wednesday, that three plti'nes were shot down and sev- eral others damaged. Official American sources in Saigon reported that antiair- craft fire brought a U.S. Air Force F105 fighter-bomber in the area of Ihc North Viet- namese-Laotian border Wednes- day and (hat Iwo hours a North Vietnamese MIG jet shot down ii big rescue helicopter searching for the K105 crew. The sources said the F105 was one of three on a mission in the area of the Mu Gia Pass, which crosses Hie border. They said they didn't know what the mis- Nixon Picks Chief, 2 Others For Environmental Council WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon today named the tine members of his newly created Council on Environmen- tal Quality and cliose Undersec- retary of tiic Interior Russell Train to serve as its chairman. The two other members are Robert Calm, a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter on resources and envionmenl for the Chris- tian Science Monitor, and Gor- don J. F. McDonald, vice chan- cellor for research and graduate affairs at the University of Cali- fornia at Sanla Barbara. All three men are subject to confirmation by Ihc Senate. Nixon said the new council would have a responsibility, paralleling that of the Council of Economic Advisers-in the Eco- nomic area, to study (lie condi- tion of Hie n a I i o n 's environment. Tito council ivill develop new environmental pro- grams and policies, to coordi- nate federal programs to sec that federal activities take the environment into consideration, and lo help the President pre- pare an annual environmental quality report, the first of which is due next July 1. The council was established Jan. 1 when Nixon signed a bill creating it. The signing was his first official act of 1970. Nixon said then that the 1970s "absolutely must he the years when America pays its debt to (lie past by reclaiming the puri- ly ot its air, its waters and our living environment." "II is literally now or he said. In a briefing after the Presi- dent's announcement, Train said no task is more important than Nixon'K goal of improving the nation's quality of life in the 1370s. Train said he would want lo sec the President the full million appropriated by Congress for aid to construction of municipal waste treatment facilities in Ihe fiscal year that ends June 30. Nixon's press sec- rlary, Ronald L. Zicgler, said the President would fund all qualified projects up to that lim- it. Among the lop priorities Train said the new council would have lo consider were "Ihc need for a national population policy" and for better planning of land use. He said technical breakthr- oughs will also needed lo IVEATHElT U.S.DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU Mlp, Ft. 11-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY UO-mUt radius) clear lo parity cloudy and cooler today, and Friday. High loday, SO; low Iwvcfll, 3i-30; higti FridAV, in 30'I. Horlfwrly m.p.h. today. ar.cl lew for 3X-houri 9 a.m.: 82 and 38. High and same dale tail Year: 61 and S-jnul last n'igM: sunrise today: sunset loniqhl: solve sonic problems, such as the pollution created by ex- hausts from internal combustion aulo engines. Train said (hat problem could not be solved by "patching up" the present mechanisms. Train, 49, was president of Ihe conservation Foundation for four years before his appoint- ment ns undersecretary one year ago. Earlier he served on the U.S. Tax Court lo which he was appointed by President Ei- senhower in 1957. Calm, a native of Seattle, is 52. He has worked as a corre- spondent for the Seattle Star, the Pasadena, Calif., Star-News, and Life Magazine. He also was an cdilor of Colliers Magazine and later the Saturday Evening Post, both now defunct. lie joined the Christian Sci- ence Monitor in 1D65 and won Ihe Pulitzer in 1369 for a scries of reports on the national park system. MacDonald, 40, was bom in Mexico City and received a doc- torate from Harvard University in J954. Cold Winds Drop Plains Temperatures By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sharp north winds drove a chill deep into Texas today, put- ting a liarsh end to several days of balmy premature spring weather. Wilson Hurt Slightly In Capital Fall LONDON (AP) Prime Min- ister Harold Wilson returned home from America today wilh bruised ribs, a cut lip and a sore wrist suffered in a fall in Wash- ington Wednesday night. Wilson fell at the British Em- bassy five minules before he was lo give a news conference, his office said. An aide said a styptic pencil checked the bleed- ing from his lip and he went ahead with the news conference, making no mention of his fall. Newsmen at the conference did not notice anything amiss. Wilson spent five days in Can- ada, New York and Washington. He was accompanied .by bis wife, Foreign Minister Michael Stewart and Mrs. Stewart. One of Wilson's aides who saw his fall said he slipped on the polished marble floor as lie was leaving Ihc embassy library. "His side hit a door, his lip hit a protruding lock and when lie put out his hand to save himself he got a bruised the aide said. "His lip was bleeding strongly but luckily someone had a styp- tic pencil which slopped the flow as he walked up to the room where the press confer- ence was lo be held." Wilson rested on his Iransat- lantic flight during the night but has remarked several limes in London today lhat he feels "damn sore." Although rJie surge of icy air failed lo set off a little rain or snow in the Texas Pan- handle as expected earlier, it did produce scattered showers, thunderstorms or drizzle this morning in parts of Kast Texas. Temperatures near dawn skid- ded to freezing or below in Ihe Panhandle Plains sector, and many poinls saw the mercury drop 20 lo 30 degrees from the high marks recorded Wednes- day. While the readings generally were far short of severe, many Texans shivered at the contrast with the warmth of recent days. By early morning the weaken- ing Pacific cold front had shoved southward almost to Ihe Upper Texas Coast. II was ex- pected lo spread into areas along the lower coast by eve- ning. Light rain or drizzle covered much of tlic area embracing Houston, Port Arthur, Beau- mont, College Station and Luf- kin. Occasional showers or thun- derstorms doited the country- side, from around Tcxarkana and Marshall to Kilgore and Ty- ler. Skies already were clear, meanwhile, over all of the state except parls of Soulh Central and Southeast Texas. promised moslly clear and cooler weather in ail sections tonight and Friday, wilh temperatures going as low as 14 degrees in Die Panhandle and the 20s to 30s elsewhere. A 17-degree reading and a gusty norlli wind made Dalliarl in tiie upper Panhandle one of the coldest spots early (oday. Perryton registered 22. Amarillo 24, Liibbock 25 and Midland 32. At Ihe same hour it was still 68 at Beaumont, Brownsville and Port Arthur, and 69 at Alice, Houston, I.ufkin and Vicloria. Top marks Wednesday ranged up to 86 at HcAllen in the Low- er liio Grande Valley and 85 at Alice and San Angclo. Al Ihe oilier end of the scale, Dalhart recorded a high of 60. sion was but the planes might have been escorting reconnais- sance planes over North Viet- nam, attacking supply trails in Laos or attacking antiaircraft in the area. When Hie United Stales slopped bombing North Vietnam 15 months ago, it said it would continue reconnaissance flights. Col. Laii sjrid lie was register- ing a "very serious protest" against the alleged raid north ot (lie demilitarized zone. Before entering Ihe session, he told newsmen it was the worst at- tack on North Vietnam since President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered all bomhing of North Vietnamese territory halted on Oct. 31, 1M3. Ill his prepared Philip Ilabib. chief U.S. negotiator, said that the total withdrawal of American troops from Vietnam could be completed in less than a year if there were a negotiat- ed simultaneous withdrawal of North Vietnamese forces. Hanoi has refused to discuss any kind of mutual withdrawal. Habib reported the United Slates has worked out wilh South Vietnam a plan for "the complete .withdrawal of U.S. forces and their replacement by South Vietnamese forces on an orderly scheduled timetable." He recalled that President Nijon offered ijn Nov. 3-to ne- gotiate a lolal of all outside forces within one year. "We are prepared to consider an alternative limolablc if you have one lo afirferf. are nJso prepared to discuss the mariner in which Ilia of all outside forces can be carried out and verified. "Your position on this impor- tant issue remains obscure. For our part we have sought to en- gage you in a discussion of Ihe relationship lhat could exist be- tween (an American withdraw- al) and our own proposal tor a negotiated withdrawal of all non-South Vietnamese forces." Habib again called on the North Vietnamese to clarify their position and engage in ne- gotiations on troop withdrawals. South Vietnamese delegate Pham Dang Lam again chal- lenged Hanoi to state its readi- ness to receive 62 wounded North Vietnamese war prison-, ers who want to return home. North Vietnam has rejected Hie demand. It said if the Sai- gon government wished lo re- lease rfny prisoners, it should let Ihem make their own way across Ihe demilitarized zone or put Ibcm out in a boat near the North Vietnamese coast. North Vietnam has never for- mally acknowledged the pres- ence of its regular army in South Vielnam. The Viet Cong delegate, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binli, denounced Nixon's Jan. 22 Stsle of the Un- ion speech as a new American refusal to end Hie war by nego- tiation. NEWS INDEX Amusements 178 Brrdgs................9B Business Notes 5A Clossilied 14-17B Comics 13B Editorials..............6B Horoscope .............9A Hospital Palients...... 1 IA Obiluaries 3A Sports.............10-I2B Man's Art I7B To Your Gccd Health____SB TV Log ...............7B Women's News 2-5B Printed Letter Tells of Attack of Terror MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) "Do my screams still ring in your, A suburban housewife asks this question in a published open leller to a man she said al- (cmpled to attack her in a dark- ened parking lot. Police U. Cecil Terry said the man was being sought but lhat police lacked a good description of him by either the unnamed woman or'a'store stock boy who came to her rescue, The woman, a molfier In her 40s, wrote in the letter printed on the front page of the local Macomb Daily: "To Ihc man who tried to drag me into his car on the night of Jan. 20. "Rape and murder was writ- ten all over your face. "Yes, I locked myself In my car Inn you knew I was defense- less. I prayed that my car would warm up In a. second so lhat I could lake off right away. "I3ut It didn't. "I was terrified. "I shook alt over and you kept hollering for me lo get out of the car. There was no one around and-1 realized I was to be the victim of a sex maniac. "I thought of .ill the women who were found murdered and raped and. the torment Ihey murt have endured and I thought, dear Gol, end my life now, not at the hands of this maniac. "I felt my body stllfening as I realized you were going lo break the window of my car lo get me. I fell life in my fingers and pressed them on the horn in hnpcs that someone would hear Ihc horn blowing. In the dis- tance I saw a boy looking in my direction. I cried and prayed that he wouldn't ignore the horn Mowing. "I jumped out of the car to run towards the boy but you blocked me off and died lo drag me inlo your car. "Do my screams still ring in your cars? "I realized the more I screamed the faster the stock boy ran in my direction. Even as you tried lo fight off the stock boy you wouldn't let go of me. At this point, you lost your balance. "This guardian angel who came to my defense helped me lo run in Ihc right direction. "This guardian angel came lo me in the form of a black boy. "You are the -white devil, around 5 foot 7 or 8, driving a Pontiac or Chevrolet of a -dark color. "I hope and pray that your wife, sislcr or daughter will ncv-.' er be subjected lo the agouy and torment you put me through.' "If your family and friends know you for what you are and are ignoring your situation, God have mercy on your next vic- tim." Tho. lellcr was signed "wlto and mother."