Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 7, 1970, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT YEAR, NO. 21 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 7, 1970 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated frtu lOc SUNDAY Strike Ties Up Train Traffic Firemen's Jobs Big Issue By THK ASSOCIATED TRESS Three of the nation's railroads were shuck today by the United Transportation Union, lying up train traffic of the struck lines in eleven slates. Union officials said the strike was called because of a failure to reach a settlement on a long- standing dispute over the elimi- nation of about firemen's jobs nationwide. ff. H. Gilbert, assistant UTU president, said in Cleveland that the strike against the Baltimore i Ohio, Louisville Nashville and Southern Pacific railroads involves about nf (he un- ion's members. Woiliers were reported off the job ar.d train traffic slowed or halted in Maryland, West Vir- ginia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Texas, California, Florida, Indi- ana, Ohio, Kentucky and Ore- gon: Charles Luna, UTU president, said the'slrike Is aimed at an agreement on the fireman issue, and riot a reopening of negotia- tions. "This is jusl a simple failure of the railroads _ to bargain in good faith, lo settle this issue which has been with us since Gilbert said. "We have made every effort lo try to avoid inconveniencing Ihe public, btil the railroads, in their adamant altitude in refus- ing lo bargain on I his issue has forced us to rely on our bargain- ing power." The railroads had no corn- men! immediately on the un- ion's accusations. Insurance Hike Is 20 Per Cent COUPLE OF PAUS A young Gerbil scampers over the toothless, smiling face of his owner, Mark Hevrick, 7-ycar-old Coliimbus, Ohio, youngster as the pair have some fun. (AP Wirepholo) Abilene homeowners will pay abnul 20 per cent higher insurance premiums on their homes; as Iheir policies expire after July I because of an in- crease in extended coverage rates announced this week by Ihe Texas Insurance Commis- sion. A. L. Lancaster nf Perry- Hunter Hall Insurance said that a person insuring a home in Abilene who is paying a prcmhim on his homeowner policy will find that premium increased to after .Inly; 1. Homeowners policy premium on an home will increase from ?465 today lo on policies expiring on or after July 1. Gilbert said that Ihe railroads were notified on Nov. IS, IfKw of the union's intent In change Ihe agreement affecting firemen, but that negotiations have not led lo a settlement. A spokesman for Ihe in Baltimore described Die wnkonl of firemen, conductors siiri trainmen as "sporadic in many places." He said early morning com- muler train's between TCaltimore and Washington completed their runs but have not been in opera- linn since 8 a.m. About workers cnuld be affecled by the slrike, he said. In Garrell, bid., about SOO B4O trainmen, conductors and firemen were reported on A spokesman for Southern Pa- cific said its trains have stopped running in Texas, Oregon and California, except for runs be- gun before the walkout at 6 a.m. About workers left their jobs in West Virginia, about 200 in Philadelphia and ahoul BOO in Ohio, company offi- cials reported- Howard G. Kenypn, a union vice president, said 600 UTU workers struck in'Chicago halting all ils in traffic there, except for trains en route to the cily before Ihe slrike began. Picket lines formed at IAN yards in Pensacola, Fla., and throughout Kentucky. A spokes- man for a coal mine operators association ih eastern Kentucky said the :fbrce.the It I I .f expiring on or alter Bankruptcy-Strands Students n- Labor Conference in PARIS (AP) More than American taking it as a lark, some bitter temporarily stranded in Europe today. The Cincinnati study tour agency that organ- ized their trips has filed for bankruptcy. Groups were reported left In their- own resources: in Paris, Rome, Cologne, Geneva, Vien- na, Athens and various parts of. Yugoslavia. There was little suf- fering hut much anxiety. Return passage for all the stu- dents seemed assured, but some faced.a wait of a week or more wi.lh dwindling funds. In Cincinnati, ah attorney for the tour group promised that the. students will be flown home as soon as have the money." .One..plane, left Paris this morning to take a group home, and other flighls were reported' planned on schedule. In Cologne, .240 high school and university studenls were lodged in-four holels with room and board paid unlil Thursday. "The" problem is what we will do between Thursday and Ihe time of said Joe of Ogden, Utah, an in- structor .with the group. The lour was' originally planned to continue until July 21, bul ef- forts are now being made to gel planes in for the students on July 14 and Ifi... Dixon said U.S. Embassy offi- cials estimated it. would take 1o feed and house the Co- logne group from July 9. to July 14. He said a poll indicated "our- resources are just about nil." The tours had been arranged Red Ink Splashes Record Of Billion on Books WASHINGTON (AP) _ The nation's bookkeeper has etched the figure in red ink to close onl the govern- ment's books wilh the highest fiscal year-end debt in history. The Treasury Deparlment said Monday Ihe billion re- corded on a preliminary basis last week at the end of the fiscal It May Hit 103 Again is .on. Monday the temperature' hit a 103, smashing a previous record, of 102 set on the same date in 1943. Downtown the Citizens National Bank clock recorded a 109 degrees around 5 p.m. The weatherman says he would 'not be surprised if the temperature reached, J03 again today. The forecast calls for more of 'same wiU temperatures into the, low 100s. Last' year during. the month of July, .I2-days the tempcralure was in excess of 100. At no time during the month 'did the high gel. any lower than 05 degrees. year represents jump. over Ihe billion a year ago. The sum is not Ihe nation's deepest indebtedness. The gov- ernment approached billion last March 30 ust before in- come lax payments prevented it from going over the legal debt ceiling. Prcsirfcnt Nixon recently signed a bill increasing the au: Ihority to raise the national debt lo billion. The billion debt hike came during a year, when military spending dropped a half-billion dollars from the previous year, economic aid expenditures were reduced by million less, and space spending .was cut by more than million. The final tabulation of the. year's finances will be issued later this month. No firm figures have heen is- sued on the budget for Ihe fiscal year, although Nixon adminis- tration officials estimate a billion deficit.. I-asl May, Ihe government predicted a yearly surplus nf billion. The economic slow- down was expected lo cut rieen- ly into this figure due to shrink- ing corporate profits. The outlook for- the current fiscal year is unclear. Official estimates anticipate a hil- Ikin deficit, but private and gw- ernment forecasters predict Ihe probable red ink figure will be in the neighborhood of billion to billion or higher. The government continually borrows funds to pay off notes lhal come due. The Treasury borowed billion last year and repaid billion. Interest on outstanding securities totaled billion. The Treasury sells about S3.5 billion in short term notes each week and occasionally issues other types of securities to in- sure sufficient operating cash. The account, Ihe basic government checking ac- count, listed deposits of bil- lion at (he end of Ihe 1970 fiscal year. At one point, Ihe Lilly dropped as low as billion but income tax payments re- plenished the account. by an organization Ihe World Which with four of its subsidiaries filed vol- untary bankruptcy petitions Monday in U.S. Dislricl Court in Cincinnati. The agency's brochure had of- fered Ihe young people "Ihe best of all a study trip lo Europe wilh school work and classroom credit worked in. "We are no longer financially able lo meet commitments for transportation and accommoda- a statement from the or- ganization said. An attorney said the firm had assels of about and debts of million. European travel agencies which had contracts with the firm were reported fearful of the effect on them. The students paid about each for the tour. Dixon said the Cologne group's headmaster, David Hockman of Washington, D.C., had been in touch with Cologne University and other organiza- tions, seeking a dormitory or similar accommodations. NWS INDEX 9B Business News..........9A Bridge 5A Closiilied............6-9B Comics 5B Eriilon'ols XB Horoscope............. 23 Hospilal Poilenls........2A Obiluories.............. 4A Sports 6-7A To Your Good Health____ 10B TV Loo............... 2B Women's News......... 3B Northwest 'Inland District, of which Abilene Is a part were boosted because of severe tornado and hailstorm damage in the past year in the district. 1-ancasler saiil dial fire insurance rates here will remain about the same or will be lower because of a favorable fire loss experience in Abilene. Discounts on a three-year homeowners policy have been reduced by action of the insurance commission. Industrial, commercial and business properties which have been enjoying a deviation on their policies lost-thai 20 per cent deviation after July 1, I-ancaslcr added. A spokesman, for the .National in lon said the latesl round of talks between Ihe union and (he rail- road began Jan. 2J> and 22 meet- ings were held over a five- month period. He said the talks broke off .June II when an impaise was reached over whether train crewmen should communicate by radio as Ihe companiej had wanted. Market Lower NEW YORK (AP) Slock, market prices opened lower in moderale trading today. Declining issues on Ihe Rig Board outnumbered gainers hy more than 2 lo I. (AP NKW ANTI-RIOT PELLETS sling 'like the dkkens' Berkeley Police Use Pellets To Sting Rioters By EARL AMMERMAN Associated Tress Writer RKUKKI-EY, Calif. (AP) Police in this University of California city with a history of campus-related disorders are now using anli-riol weapon.? firing wooden pellets "which sling like the dickens but don't penetrate the skin." "The rioters have started getting cute on I.t. Michael Heajy told a newsman Monday. "They don't gel close lo you. They hold back lo Ihe distance (hey can throw rocks from. Rut (his pellel-throiver, which we found in Hong Knng, gives us access lo them." The blunt wooden pellets have caused no serious injuries thus far, Healy said. "Whal Ihey do is administer about the amount of punishment a billy club he explained. of course these' people, with their planned never get close enough, .any-more (or an officer to: quell Really said the as new to the Unilcd slop a disturb- ance last Saturday when some 500. demon- strators rampaged through streets an "Anti-Honor America" rally, breaking windows and throwing rocks at police. "It lasied only a couple of he cohmicnlcd. "Some, of these tilings have gone on for days." The pellets, like slices of a one-inch- diameter broomslick, are stacked five deep in a metal cartridge like a shotgun shell. Tlie pellets "are circular, insuring against skin llealy said. The shells are loaded into a gun similar lo a tear gas launcher with a IVi-inch- diameler barrel and fired with compressed gas, not gunpowder. Each shell costs about compared lo for a tear gas canisler. Looters Ravage NJ. Area Again ASBURY PARK, N..T. (AP) Fire-bombers and looters rav- aged a predominantly Negro dislricl of Ihis seashore city for a second night Monday and po- lice estimated damage at up to 51 million. Officials said Ihey did not know the cause nf Ihe disorders. Police reported about B5 ar- resls and hospitals counted more than 40 injured, mostly by flying glass or hurled objects. At least 10 buildings were de- stroyed. Police sealed off a 21-hlock area as up to young Negroes roamed Ihe streels. Commuler (rains bypassed the city's railroad slalkin, which stands on the fringe of the trou- bled seclor, after young blacks fired rocks and bottles at Ihe passing coaches. A police car and a fire chief's ov- erturned. Police Chief Thomas S. Smith, a Negro who grew up in Ihe area, was at a loss lo explain what Iriggered Ihe outbreak. "There are so many things that could have caused he said. "Kids are hollering that they can't get jobs and there's no recreation." Smith said there were some minor incidents during the July Fourth weekend, when the city's noi-mal population explod- ed with slimmer visitors. 'Then came, a rampage of looting and rock throwing late Sunday nighl. City officials ordered a 1-pjn.' lo 6 a.m. curfew, closing bars and prohibiting sales of gaso- line. For most of the niglit, police carrying shotguns and-, riot slicks patrolled Ihe outer bound- aries of Ihe area. The Asbury Park police force of 59 was rein-, forced by 100 stale troopers and about the same of .po- licemen from neighboring com-: muni ties. Negroes form about 40 per cent of'the., permanent popula- tion here. housing dispute fanned Negro violence in So- merville, in the centra] area of the state. .There young Negroes disrupted 'a borough, council meeting in a dispute over plans for project and then roamed, downtown, smashing windows in stores and busi- nesses.'Some shots were'heard by newsmen, but no injuries were reported. Volunteers Outnumber Draftees in Vietnam In Zoo Robbery PITTSBURGH (AP) Jn" seph 'Blssonette, executive di-. rector; of Children's Jiere, says tighter security measures will be taken at the zoo, which was robbed of some .In holiday receipts Monday. Early Monday a guard was overpowered hy three nandils who forced their way into Ihe no office and stripped the sale. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER 1UREAU (WtitMr rror, n. >A) ABILfNE AND VICINITY Ofrmlli rldbD-Fiir and continued hot today widmfir- Hfoh betti In lofftr 1001. Low twllghT In mid TBl. Winds ioulh lo aouBl-wealerly 10-15 m.p.h. Mich nr.d taw for 24-noun ending If f a.m.: 1M and 11. and low for period JJ. Suniel Ifltl nlqhl: prn.; Aunnsa loriny: a.m.; lor.lght: p.m. By KM.IE KUCKKR and BETTV GHISSOM Q. CMM }'M jwsslMy tell me what parentage el the armed services drafters were seiil. lo Vietnam as men who enlisted? I mderstairt that the are mnch greater of going Vietnam l( are drafted than If yon enlist. I] this true? A. A greal many inductees do receive basic infantry assignments since enlistees are often given assignmenl choices as incentives lo enljst. Nevertheless, as of Jan. 1, 1970-the latest dale for which'figures are Iwo-lhird of the manpower in Vietnam were not inductees bill were men who enlisted voluntarily, says Ihe Office nf the Assislant Secrelary of Defense (Manpower and f.' Q. What does Ihf, red llghl on my West Texas Utllldes transformer nn the llghl pole mean? II been nn .since Angus! I9H during Ihe fctal wave, f duve cwlaclcd many people at WTU and (hey dnn'l seem lo be concerned. A. It's an indication thai the transformer has reached its normal capacity. There is no cause for alarm because Ihe transformer will hold SO per cent more than its normal load. The red lighl won't turn itself off after Ihe capacity load is reduced. These are checked periodically by WTU workers bill apparenlly yours was missed. It will .be checked before Ihis appears in print, says Ihe distribution superintendent of WTU.. Q. the nailer, advise i prrsm contact a low! neighbor (having afltr midnight party) and ask tken lo quiet down? Or do they advise calling (He poHce snd Id (hem Unite the mitter le 'avoid making enemies? A. Depends on whal kind of neighbor you have and how well you're acquainted. Most neighbors would prefer a phone'call than a visil from the in some cases it could cause hard feelings. If are called, the Ihe complainer .isn'l -revealed unless formal charges are filed, >says Asst. Police Chief C.A. Vetefo, Q. Can you (ell'me when" the next dog show will he orn- beautiful black. dog, with long .curly hair, tkat parts down Ihe back.- We-helieve he was -i ;.A. There's only one dog show-a year and it's held on Ihe last Sunday in January. It's doubtful that your dog will show up there because all entries must have their registration papers. For .possible information on your stolen dog contact all the local veterinarians, hoarding kennels and grooming shops and run an ad in The Reporter-News. Q. 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