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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 1, 1970, Abilene, Texas gbflcne WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 90TH YEAR, NO. 15 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 1, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Aaociattd Prtu (IP> lOc SUNDAY Men Born July 9 First in '71 Draft WASHINGTON (AP) Hen born on July 9, 1951, will be the first called for the draft in 1971, under a national lottery con- ducted today. That date and low number were the llth set to be matched in the lottery drawing, assigning numbers and dates in a scram- bled sequence.. The first drawing of the lot- tery assigned No. 139 to Sept. 16. As the drawing continued No. 235 was assigned to April 27; then No. 165 to Jan. IB; No. 5 to Oct. 21; and No. 134 to Oct. 3. The lottery is to assign num- bers from one to 365, each to one date of the year, corre- sponding to the birthday or men born in 1951. The selections were made by the drawing of capsules from two plexiglass drums, rotated between each call. For each selection a red cap- sule containing a dale was picked out and matched with the number from a green cap- sule drawn Irom the other drum. The numbers and dates were drawn by delegates to a conven- tion of the Selective Service Youth Advisory Committee. The drum with green capsules broke down just before the let- tery was to begin, causing a 15- minutc delay until it was re- paired. The drawing will determine the order in which men will be selected for military service nexl year. About Lwo million ID- year-olds are involved in the lot- tery results. How many of these are called will depend on the Pentagon's manpower needs. Men whose birth dales are matched with the lowest num- bers will be drafted first. Draft boards will go as high as they need to fill their quotas. Some Days You Just Can't Bear This Heat As temperatures soared into the high nineties Tuesday, Nick the polar bear suffered from a bad case of the blahs. Nick is but one of the several furry creatures at the Detroit Zoo who suffered through the beastly heat. Iri Chicago, a girl on her lunch hour found a way to beat the heat, but not for long. She stopped to cool her over-heated toes in a Civic Center Plaza fountain, but guard "lied" spoiled the fun. (AP Wirephotos) Burkin came along and .Draft been falling with the withdrawal' of U.S. troops from Southeast Asia. Sec- retary of Defe.nse Melvin Laird predicted Tuesday night sub- stantial further draft reductions because of what he character- ized as the'.success of the two- month U.S. raid.into Cambodia, who have.- already re- ceived draft sequence numbers in a similar lottery last Decem- ber were not affected by today's drawing. They keep their-De- cember numbers permanently. Each year, a new group (if men becomes the prime draft first from which draf- tees are selected by lottery number. If a man gets through his prime draft year in 1-A "avail- able" status without being drafU ed, he cannot be inducted in fol- lowing years unless the prime groups that follow are complete- ly called. Each man remains subject to the rtraft until he reaches age 25. But each year he steps down automatically into a progres- sively less vulnerable category. If a man is deferred or ex- empt, however, during. his group's prime year, he must face a prime year of his own if and when he becomes 1-A, tak- ing his place in .line with his original lottery number. Last December's lottery was followed by charges from some mathematicians that the dales that were drawn, in a simple oiie-two-thrce order, were insuf- ficiently mixed. It was alleged that the result was biased against men with birlhdays late in the year. To avoid any such doubts this time, Selective Service officials took careful precautions to scramble both dates and num- bers separately. NE Demos Again Balk Man Found By ELL1E JIUCKER and BKTTY GH1SSOM What Is City Doing About Air Pollution? Q I've been hearing a lot ajxmt air pollution lately and I've beard tkat the human race can be li great danger within 16 years if nothing Is done now. TVhal Is Abilene doing about air pollution? A. The City is no longer burning trash. It's using a sanitary landfill, and wrecking yards are now prohibited from burning upholstery. Grocery stores and super market incin- erators are being checked closely and in spite of many complaints, city officials say they're not violating the new pollution law. The Health Dept. is constantly checking and analyzing air quality and Tom Rogers, public health engineer, says we don't have a real problem here. The worst polluters are automobiles and nature (dust and Ihe Cily h'as no control over those. Q. Could you please tell me where to obtain Information about historical places to visit on the way to Grand Rapids, Michigan? I'm not sure of (he roule we will lake. A. Most of Ihe major oil companies publish .excellent travel guides with this information included. The service stations sell them' for about ?3. Some of the oil companies offer a travel service that will plan your trip for you. We're sending you the address of one of the companies. Give your destination, explain you're specifically Interested in visiting historical sites and they'll find Ihe most interesting route for your trip. Q What does ESSA sland for? I've been seeing weather bulletins from ESSA weather news. Does It stand for the names of the slates It serves? A. It's an acronym for Environmental Science Services Administration which is a fancy name for the U.S. Weather Bureau. It took the name ESSA when the Weather Bureau combined with Ihe U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. o I'd like lo know how to go ahont locatlne a person whose last address 'vis in Oakland, Calif., approximately 10 years ago. A The Abilene Police Dcpt. has helped locale a lot of missing people. Give all Ihe information you have about Ihe missing man lo Cap) George Sullon at 073-8331 and he 11 contact'the Oakland police for you. You might also check a Oakland clly directory and find out who his neighbors were; they might have some knowledge of his whereabouts. Address questions to Action Line, Box 3J Ahlleac, Terns Namts will nnl be used but questions mist he signed and given. Please telephone numbers IJ possible. On Reagan Budget Calif. (AP) Gov. Ronald Reagan's billion California state budget was killed by Democrats in the legislature today and the na- tion's most populous slate start- ed the new fiscal year with no authority lo pay its bills. "The stale has legally ceased lo a weary 'Reagan told a 1 a.m. news conference after the budget failed to pass by two votes in each house. The Republican governor called the budget opponents "in- transigent" and said their de- for more stale aid to result in a million tax increase. The the Senate was Market Lower NEW YORK (AP) The slock market opened slightly- lower today in slow trading. Advances and declines ran about even. 25-14 for the budget, with a two- thirds margin of 27 needed to pass. In Ihe'Assembly, the vote won 52-22 on a motion lo recon- sider that liousc's defeat of the budget bill Monday, with 54 votes required to pass. All no voles in both houses were cast by Democrats. The stale's workers' were expected to work today even though their pay officially stopped at midnight. The state can't pay its high- way patrolmen, prison guards and other workers or buy fruit and vegetables for institution in- mates and patients, Reagan said. It was the second time In the state's history that Cal- ifornia started the new fiscal year without a budget. The first lime was one year ago, when legislative Democrats held out until July 3 when they won edu- cation money concessions from Reagan. On Parking Lot Dies A man found on' the parking lot of West Texas Medical Center Hospital with a gunshot wonud in the left shoulder was pronounced dead in the emerg- ency room by Justice of Peace Silas E. Clark. Police identified the man as Sylvester Williams, Jr. 50, of 325 N. Crockett. He was found lying In the parking lot west of the hospital by a hospital employe around 8 a.m. Wednesday. His late model Cadillac was found nearby with the engine running and the left front door open. Judge Clark refused lo make an immediale ruling on the death. An autopsy was ordered. Police suspect foul play and are still investigating the shooting. At mid-morning police did not know where Die shooting occurred. No weapon had been found at the time. Dyess B-52s Transferred To Guam for Combat Duty By BOB BRUCE Rcpnrtcr-News Military Editor B-52 bombers and personnel of Dyess AFB's 05th Strategic Aerospace Wing have been transferred lo Guam for a six- monlh (our of [lying air strikes Into Vielnam. The announcement was made Wednesday by the 8th Air Force from.Andersen AFH, Guam. The move marks the first time the 96th has participated in "Arc Light" operations in the Western NEWS INDEX Amuserr.cnls........1 5A 4B Claisified 7-1 IB Comics 6B Editorials 1OA Horoscope Hospital Pcrtienls........4A Obituaries 3A Spofls 11-13A To Your Good Health 5A TV Loa...............5B Women's News........2.3B Most Quizzed Think Lottery Is By PRESTON LEWIS Reporter-News Staff Writer Today in Abilene -and across the nation IB- and 19-year-old men listened a bit closer to the radio, watched the TV with a little more interest and read the newspapers with greater inlent. The nalion's second draft lot- tery in less than a year will have a part In determining the future of all men born in 1951. The lottery began at 9 a.m. Abilene time in the Commerce Department auditorium i n Washington D. C. Wednesday's lottery and its predecessor held Dec. 1, 1969, were authorized Nov. 26, 1969 by an amendment to the Military Selective Service Act. The amendment authorized the President to implement a system of random selection for military service. The first lottery determined the fate of all registrants 19 but not 26 years of age as of Dec. 31, 1969. Many students do not agree with Ihe draft, but most, whether they agree or nol, think the lottery is totally impartial, according to those questioned Tuesday. "It is fair. It gives everyone a fair said 18-year-old Curtis Harvey, Hardin-Simmons freshman from Stamford. "-I'm not scared of getting drafted. I don't have a student deferment and I am not going lo get he said. Hardin Simmons freshman John Brawley of Arson said, "I like it really. Everybody has the same chance as everyone else. Nobody has been talking about it, but I have known it was there." Chris Fcrro, an 18-year-old McA'uiry freshman from El Paso said, "It Is better than they used lo have. Now everyone has a chance of getting out of it. "1 don't like it myself. If 1 had my way 1 don't believe people should be he said. The lottery will not IB- year-old HardJn-Simrnons fresh- man Charles Milor of Marietta, Okla. His turn will come next year. "I Ihink it is more fair than the olci Milor said. "There is less human error in it. It is not that big of a thing. You are going to go anyway. It would be out of my way to go now but if you have to you must." Robert Bolton, 19-year-old McMurry student from El Paso, said, "Well, I think it does give Ihe chance whether or not he is forced into something. "I don't really go (or Ihe draft as a whole-J prefer a volunteer as long as you must have one this is the best way of deciding. It is something that has.to be taken in Bolton said. Pal Palillo, a Hardin-Simmons student from .Abilene, said, "I think I can make it. If I stay in See LOTTERY, Pg. 3A Pacific. "Arc Light" is' the Air Force cotle name for B-52 sup- port of U.S. military operations in Vietnam. CREWMEN OF THE 96th will fly combat missions from Andersen AFB and from U- Tapao, Thailand. Although 8lh Air Force did not mention Okinawa, Dyess person- nel will be stationed there, too. The first B-52s departed Dyess June 22, Military regulations prohibit advance notice concerning unit movemenls. The Mill's commander, Col William P. Armstrong, left Dyess June 5. THE WING'S KC-135 jet tankers, also on temporary duty will refuel B-52s and other aircraft serving in Ihe Western Pacific, said 8th Air Force. Many of the 36th's aircraft maintenance and support personnel aiso arc serving on TDY with Slh AF units. The 96lh rotation includes its B-52 unit, the 337lh P.omb Squadron, and Ihe KC-135 unit, the 917lh Air Refueling .Squadron. B-52s carry pounds of 500-pound and 750-pound iron bombs. Their role, said 8th AF, is "to deny sanctuary lo the enemy, render direct support lo allied ground forces, and interdict enemy supply areas and lines." While at Anderson, 96lri personnel will come under the jurisdiction of Ihe -13rd Strategic Wing, commanded by Col. Glen E. Dunlap. THE 45HD HAS assumed all functions of the 'now-inactivated 4133rd Bomb Wing (provisional) on Guam. Since his June 5 departure from Dyess, Col. Armstrong has been serving as the lasl commajider of. Die 4133rd. Its inactivation became effective today. Part of the. new 43rd Is the 43rd Combat Support Group, commanded by a former Dyess officer, Col. Arthur G. Ray Jr. Col. Hay formerly was deputy commander for maintenance in the 961h here.'_ While al U-Tapao, 96th person- nel will be under the 307lh Stra- tegic Wing, commanded by Brig. Gen. Woodrow W. Abbott. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT Of COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU IWMltwr map, pff. 4A) ABILENE AMD VICINITY radius] Generally fair and hot lodey, tonight arrt Thursday. High both Alternocni Around Low lontght Tn Iht 70s. Winds. loulherly around ID High And low lor 24-hours ending it 9 a.m.; 93 and 70. High and low perfod list yeif: 97 ndn. Sunsel fait night: p.m.; sunrise loday: a.m.; sunset P.m. Papal Holiday ROME (AP) Vatican em- ployes got the day off when Pope Paul VI marked the sev- enth anniversary of his corona- tion by canceling or postponing all private audiences Tuesday. A spokesman said there were hundreds of congralulatovy messages from all over Uic world. CHRIS FEKRO 'everybody has chance' ROBERT BOLTON prefers volunteers PAT PATILLO 'think I can make It' CHARLES MILOR 'less human error' CURTIS HARVEY .no sludeal deferent ;