Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1970, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH.OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT WTII YEAR, NO. 34 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, JULY 20, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Prtu (IP) lOc SUNDAY i Armstrong's Giant1 Leap Stuck in Midair Year After Moon Walk Space Program Is By HAHRY F. ROSENTHAL Associated 1'rcss Writer WASHINGTON (AP) 11 lias been one year since men fifsl landed on the moon and Neil Armstrong's giant leap for man- kind seems almost stuck in mid- air. One year ago today, as 500 million around the world saw Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin walking the moon, the space program was at its pinna- cle. Now it is struggling. "This is the greatest week in tlio history of the world since the said an cbbullient President Nixon. "The world has never been closer together before." The.bond was as short-lived as that stay on the moon. The pride dissolved in a welter ol other concerns-than the feat of men on a dead satellite a quar- ter million miles away. No one is more disappointed than Armstrong. "1 had hoped it would lake our minds away from some of the more mundane and tempor- al problems that have faced us and let us look a lillle farther into the future with the aim of solving problems before they become he says. "I haven't seen as much evidence of that as I'd hoped. "We appear to be still tied up with today's problems already occurring. We attack them from the backside rather than meet them head-on. If all of us could look into the fu- ture we could look at problems from the front side.1' After Armstrong, Aldrin and command module pilot Michael Collins returned from their epic journey, interest in further manned exploration of the moon waned quickly. Apollo 12, the second moon landing, was ac- cepted in a relatively routine fashion, particularly after its television camera quit almost at the outset. Apollo 13 also got a lot of yawns until an explosion creat- ed the greatest crises of any space flight to date. Apollo 14, commanded by Alan B. first man in has had two postponements of two months each, caused in pail by modifications but also because the space agency wants to stretch dollars by slrclching out flights. One of the seven sched- uled moon landings already has been, canceled and three, or even four, more may go the same route. Gearing up for the Apollo 11 first moon NASA in one .year got billion. But this year, the administration and Congress, sensing the national mood and beset wilh other strin- gent demands on the federal See SPACE, Pg. 2A Cost Overruns WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. William Proxmire, taking aim on defense spending, says cost overruns on 38 of the Pentagon's, major weapons systems leaped 53.6 .billion in a recent nine- month period to a total of ?23.8 billion. H el e a'si n g a General Accounting Office report as de- bale on the Senate's billion, military procurement bill slart- CAPITOL AIDE AFTER RELEASE Stephen John Bapp of Cedar Falls, Iowa, a summer research assistant for Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., looks at the trunk ol his own aulo where he was imprisoned for more than four hours early Sunday. Rapp said he was hit in the head by four men and a pistol held on him as he was park- ing his car in northwest Washington. Tie was driven to Virginia and put in the trunk. While he was in the trunk, he said the men held up an Alexandria, Va., gas station and abandoned the car nearby. A passerby, hearing his shouts, called police who re- leased him. (AP WirephoLo) _______________________________-_ In Lower Manhattan Police Oust Squatters By JOE NICHOLSON JU. Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) Helmel- ed police broke into a brown- stone in- lower Manhattan today and seized about 55 men, wom- en and children who had occu- pied Uie vacated building over the weekend in the latest inci- dent of an expanding squatters movement In the city. After the roundup, an angry VEATHEl radius) Parlly cl Fartlv cloudy and i TujuUy. Hlgl upper 90s. Hjgfi iue In lew 70. m.pJi. --._ in Monday ki hot today. Low 10 TEMPERATURES US l.m. 75 71 78 77 77 73 73 I for H-r.ours endiw f iM-. 1.1. tan l m. 'sunset lorHghl: l reading si idity at 9 >.m. 4i per cent. crowd of about 100 o[ the squat- ters' neighborhood sympathiz- ers chased, cursed and spat upon Ihe landlord oE the build- ing, Leon Nagin, of Queens. Nagin had accompanied po- lice lo the brownstone, in the Chelsea section, about 7 a.m. As Nagin was escorted away by police, he declined to speak with newsmen. The occupation of Ihe building was reported begun by four two black and two Puerto Rican. A lawyer for some of the squallers said 14 men, 2Z wom- en and 19 children were evicted from the building wilh police aid. All were taken away in a police wagon and a city bus manned by police. Carlos Figeroa, 26, who lives across the street from the build- ing, said: "We feel this cause is just." The squatters had followed Market Up NEW YORK slock market opened slighlly up today in modcralc trading. Advances led declines by bet- ter than 2 to 1. the lead of other groups on the East-and West sides when they moved into the vacant building on West 15th Slreel Saturday morning. ed up again today, Ihe Wiscon- sin Democrat said (he inci'eases would have included another billion had not the Pentagon cut back the scope of five pro- grams. Proxinire said a GAO report in June 1969 revealed overruns totaling billion. The latest report, covering a period from June 3d, 1969, through March 31, 1970, showed the 53.0 billion b'oosl in overruns, Proxinire said. "What these disturbing figures indicate to me is that the Department ol Defense has not yet learned how to control the costs of major weapons terns, he said. my he said! "the cost overruns in these, pro- grams are largely the result of waste and mismanagement. They reprcscnl public funds that arc being used foolishly and that probably ought not to be spent by the Department of De- fense at all." Proxmire, chairman of Ihe subcommittee on economy in government, said the .panel would continue to examine the cost ovcirun problem in mili- tary procurement. He has said also he will join with other senators in attempls lo trim up to billion from the procurement bill, which is the Pentagon's shopping list for new planes, ships, missiles, lanks and other weapons. The GAO report said major overruns have occurred in four programs: billion for Ihe Safeguard ABM, million for Ihe P3C aircraft, ?464.4 million for the Miniiteman If missile, and billion for the Minule- man III. Only in the Minuteman III program, Proxmire said, were Ihe added costs caused to any large degree by purchases of additional weapons. But even in that program, he said, a sizable cost increase occurred for other reasons. IWSlNDl Amusements 12B Bridge 4A Classified 9-12B Comics............... EB Editorials 6B Horoscope 5A Hospilol Palients 4B Obituaries 3A Sports 1A To Your Good Health 6A TV Log 23 Women's News.........3B .TRAINING FISHING. A .Japanese .'siimme'r''ti'b'uUfisJiing. Birds are controlled by left, also prevent birds used for fishing; '.the." Uji. .'River in, they catch, central Japan. The cormoranls, asv part-'of a (AP Wirephoto) traditional Japanese Governor Says N.C. Census Is Inaccurate Connolly !s Slated For UF's Kick-Off ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Gov. Dob Scott said loday it is obvious the preliminary census figures for North Carolina are inaccurate Kcollsaid that in one North Carolina town, which he did not identify, the census enumerators missed a housing development that included about 40 families. In anolher town, Ihe governor said, Ihe Census Bureau came up with a figure of less than A check of Ihe tax liooks and (he families using'the town's waler showed a count of almost or 400 above the census figure. Scolt made his remarks in a prepared lalk at Mie 2flth annual Convention of the Southeastern A s s o ci at i'on' of Tax Administrators. The governor suggested that (o Improve accuracy the Census Bureau should consider these alternatives: to the old system of having takers visit each household. Hie census once every five years instead of once every 10 years. a method of cross-checking, such as by giving each person, at birth, a Social Security number. Under Ihe lalter proposal, Scolt said, "Anytime a person changes his residence, he would be required lo register bis new address wilh the Census Bureau." The governor, said there were more complaints than usual this year about the census "and with good reason, I think." Abilene United Fund president Walter Johnson has announced that former Texas Gov. John Connally will speak for this year's United Fund Campaign Kick-Off. 11 is scheduled Sept. 22 in the Taylor County Coliseum. "WE ARE EXTREMELY for- tunate to have .secured a speaker of such great Johnson said. "Connally's wide range of experience has made him one of the outstanding men of our lime. Maiiy. of his activities have been directly beneficial to agencies and organisations similar lo the United Fund agencies here. "The Kick-Off program this year should be particularly appealing lo Johnson said. "Many of the Uniled Fund agencies deal wilh families and youth. Every Abilene family should plan now lo attend the Kick-Off. It will be bolh an entertaining and an inspiring evening." The 1970-71 goal for tho United Fund agencies is [he largest goal ever set here. The new goal represents an increase over the amount raised last year. Currently 22 agencies are supported through the Uniled Fund. Three times governor of JOHN CONNALLY deeds helped UF Texas, Connally in 1956 was vice chairman 'of the Texas dele- gation to the National Demo- cratic Convention. At that time lie placed the name of Lyndon B. Johnson in nomination for me presidency. Four years later Connally was manager oE the Johnson for President nomi- nation campaign. Connally was appointed secre- tary of the Navy by President- elect John F. Kennedy in I960. After a year in this post he resigned in order to run for governor. He was inaugurated Sec CONNALLY, Pg. 2A HE Special Dangers at Phantom Lake? By ELLIE RUCKER Q. Docs Phantom Lake have some characteristic that makes It more dan- gerous lhan oilier lakes? I've heard the remark, "Phantom Is such a dangerous several times, which prompts me lo try lo find out why. A. Maybe you're referring to the rumor that Phanlom has a big serpent and some monsters thai suck people under the water. There arc some 100-pound catfish out there, but as far as we know they don't feed on people. R-N outdoor columnist Guy McCarly said he's fished out Ihcre for 25 years and never hart a serpent come up and gulp him down. If there was a monster out there, he'd probably know about it. Since Ihe surrounding land is so flat and Ihcrc are no coves for protection, Phantom might be considered treacherous because ol the high but McCarly says Lake Hub- bard is just as dangerous as far as wind goes, and added that anyone boating on ANY lake should know how to handle his lo stay off the case of high winds. Q. We wanl (o purchase an Ice cream Do (he fiberglass or plastic (ubs perform as well as (he wooden tubs? A. The wooden tubs arc better, says the manager of a wholesale appliance store. They retain cold belter than the fiberglass or plailic tubs and because of this the ice cream will freeze quicker In. a wooden luh. But this is Ihe only difference; as far as consistency or safety, the freezers are the same. Q. I enjoyed reading (he article July 14 about Ihe little girl who wanted Ihe recipe for Hanger cookies. 1 didn't see Ihe rnclpe printed anywhere, however. Dili 1 miss It? A. No, we did, in (he midst of all Ihe con- fusion. Here one cup shortening, one cup sugar, cup .plus three This! brown sugar, two eggs, two cups flour, teasp. baking powder, one teasp.- soda, V5 teasp. sail, one teasp. vanilla, two cups cups cornflakes, one cup coconut. Bake at 350 about 10 minutes. Q. I'd like lo know where lo ohlaln pictures of Ihe Dallas Cowboys foolball learn In uniform. Also I.'d like Individual pictures of Lance Rclzcl ami Craig Morton In uniform and any other material on the team and players they might have on hand. I think the Dallas Cowboys are the best (cam In pro foot- ball. A. Drop a note to the Dallas Cowboys office at 611C Northcentral Expressway in Dallas, 75205. They'll, no doubt, be delighted to know lhal they have a fan in Abilene who is devoted even in Ihe off-season. Q. I read In Action Line where a deaf person in BrcckenrMgc wanted (o find a book that would (each her (o read lips, i fjccause she was unable (o gel trans- portation to the lip reading class at Ihe Rchah. Center. If she can help with gasoline expenses, the Community Acllon Program would like (o provide a volunteer In Brcckcnrldge lo drive her lo Ihe Center Iwlcc a week so that she can adend lhal Up reading class. P.S. If she's financially unable (o pay for the gasoline we may be able to work that out too. A. We've notified our reader of year kind offer; he will be in touch with your Breckenridge representative, Mrs! Audrey Brown. The next class is scheduled to begin in September and you'll be given the exact dales, later on so you can notify your volun- teer. Address questions to Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 19604. Names will not used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbers 11 possible.