Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1970, Abilene, Texas
gbflene WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY. AS IT BOTH YEAR, NO. 37 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENIN'G, JULY 23, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Associated Frets (ff) Feds Will Press 48 Texas Schools Texas Tom, Of Course The eyes ol Texas are upon you, .pardner, and they belong lo Tom, a two- year-'pld grey and while striped tabby. Tom won the fashion show segment of the 1970 All-American Glamour Kitly Pageant at Miami Beach, Fla., Wednes- day .wearing a Texas cowboy hat and a red, white and blue cowboy outfit with the Star of Texas on the side. Tom is owned by Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Gilley of Dallas. The All-American Glamour Kitty will be crowned Saturday. Only in Amer- (AP Wirephoto) ____________ ica GIs Abandon Patrol Base After Heavy N. Viet Fire SAIGON (API Heavy North Vietnamese fire that killed 61 Americans and wounded 345 In the area in the past three weeks forced the United Slates today to abandon a patrol base in the northwestern sector of South Vietnam. The U.S. troops hastily pulled out of Fire Base Ripcqrd near the Laotian border, spiking some of their own artillery, less than 24 hours after a patrol op- erating a mile away suffered the heaviest casualties in a sin- gle action in months. Fear of Dentist Fatal to Girl, 4 LONDON of the dentist killed' 4-year-old Denise O'Connor. She died of fright after four of her baby teeth were extracted, a coroner's court was told. Within minutes of tlie brief op- eration in the dentist's chair she had a heart attack. Still uncon- scious from the gas anesthetic, Ehe was taken to a hospital, but died two days later. Dr. Victor Goldman, a llarley Street anesthetist, told the in- quest: "Fright is generally. ac- knowledged in a dental patient, but the degree of apprehension depends on the patient's experi- ence before. "Unfortunately in Denise s case she had a bad experience of a local anesthetic for slilehes being put in her forehead." It is rare for someone lo die this way, he added. "But when people arc frighl- ened adrenalin is released in Ihe blood. In this case so much ad- renalin must have been released NEWSlDEX Amusements JB Business Notes 4? Bridfle Clossified Comics Ediloricls Horoscope Howilol Patients Obituaries Sporti Tkkel Stubs To Your Good Heclth TV Lon 5B Women's News 2-3B that her heart stopped." Denise's father, 27-year-old Irucker Patrick O'Connor, said there were 13 people in the Lon- don Teaching Dental Hospital "all wearing white robes and masks." "A lot of (hem were students, just watching, and that contrib- uted ot her being frightened. Coroner Gavin Thurston said no blame lay wilh the dental surgeon or the anesthetist. He gave a verdict of accidenlal death. The U.S. Command, revising ils casually figures, said 12 Americans were killed and 51. wounded in a mortar and ground attack Wednesday on a patrol operating a mile from the base. Enemy losses were un- known. The command earlier had listed six wounded. A 'command spokesman said CH47 Chinook helicopter was shot down during the evacuation but there were no casualties. The base was evacuated un- der enemy fire, and at least three more Americans were killed and 20 wounded in the withdrawal. The base, on a ridge north of the A Shau Valley and 13 miles from Laos hart been in operation for the past. 314 months and had been under mortar siege since July 1. Troops of Ihe 10Ist Airborne Division operating in and around the base screened ene- my infiltration corridors leading from Laos and North Vietnam toward South Vietnam's north- ern coast. WASHINGTON (AP) The federal government will send ils top civil rights negotiators lo Texas next week to try to per- suade nearly 50 school districts lo desegregate this fall rather than face federal court suits. It will be Ihe filth slate in which lawyers from the depart- ments of Justice and Health, Education and Welfare have made last-ditch efforts to seek compliance. HEW said more than 100 schools in four states submitted plans during previous meetings Becky Brings Warnings Of Flash Floods ATLANTA (AP) The rem- nanls of tropical storm Becky moved slowly northward today, bringing warnings from (he Weather Bureau ol possible [lash floods in the Appalachian area. Becky, who once roamed Ihe Gulf of Mexico as a minimal hurricane with winds of 75 miles per hour, lost her punch early Wednesday before reaching the norlhwcsl Florida coast. The storm dumped more than eight inches oi rain on Tallahassee, Fla., during a 24-hour period and gave several other southern cities a good drenching during the day. The storm, now only a small low pressure area, moved west of the Appalachians early today and the Washington Weather Bureau issued flash flood watch- es for portions of north Georgia, the western Carolinas, southeas- tern West Virginia and southwes- tern Virginia. The bureau said these areas could expect locally heavy rains. Becky's-winds had dropped lo around 15 lo 25 m.p.h. north of the center, but locally gusty winds have occurred in thunder- storms lo the east of the center. The bureau warned that, de- pending on Becky's movement, the flash flood watches may have to be extended northward today. The storm touched off tor- nadoes in Georgia near Swains- boro and Folkston and in Ma- con-Augusta area. Mrs. Thelrna Lamb was seriously injured Wednesday when a twister over- turned her house near Swains- boro, the Georgia State Patrol said. with federal officials and had them accepted on the spot. Ttose who didn't reach agree- ment on how to meet the de- segregation law were sued by the Justice ul- timate federal weapon in bring- ing compliance with the law nnd Supreme Court integration rul- ings. Previous meet- ings were in Arkansas, Missis- sippi, Florida and South Caro- lina. Justice filed suit against the East Texas school district of Ty- ler last week, ordering full de- segregation this fall. Several months ago, (he gov- ernment sued schools in Sonora for discriminating against Mexi- can-American students. The Tyler suit and mosl of [he 50-odd schools invited to the last-chance meeting next week involve white-black desegrega- tion. J. Stanley Pottinger, chief of civil rights for HEW, will lead the team of Justice lawyers and HEW compliance officials lo Austin Monday night. The meetings will start early Tuesday and continue at least Haile Going Ape Over New Mate P110KN1X, Ariz. CAP) Bal- timore Jack arrived Wednesday to become the new mate of the Phoenix Zoo's gorilla. "Hazel has already fallen in love with one zoo em- ploye said of the 300-pound fe- male lowland gorilla. "She's got stars in her eyes." Zoo officials said the two would be sepjirated by bars for several weeks until Jack be- comes used to his new surround- ings! his keepers and Hazel. .lack, purchased from the Bal- timore Zoo for and the rights to one of his offsprings, was flown to Phoenix on Play- boy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner's plane which he donal- ed lo save the zoo in com- mercial airline expenses. Hazel's first male died. Market Mixed NEW YORK (AP) The slock market opened mixed to- day in moderately active trad- ing. Advances and declines ran about even among the issues traded on the New York Stock Exchange. For most key Issues, price changes were fractional. Fire Threatening Crane Nesting Area CALGARY, Alia. (AP) A forest fire was advancing on Ihe nesting grounds of Ihe rare whooping crane in Wood Buffa- lo National Park loday, and about lift Iroops were djs- palched to help fight it. "The fire is rapidly approach- Ing their said a spokesman for Ihe park service. "We have a critical situation there." Vegas Casinos Get Order To Quit Dealing Women Out 5A LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) The slate labor commissioner says this town's gambling casi- nos have got to quil dealing women out of jobs al the craps and blackjack tables. Casinos elsewhere in Nevada have long hired women lo deal cards and run dice games, but until now Las. Vegas has re- served such employment for men. The brcaklhrough Wednesday was made by Miss Arden John- son, 32, who had filed a discrim- ination complaint against Ihe Desert Inn hotel, owned liy Howard Hughes, the mysterious millionaire. Miss Johnson, a divorcee with V is, two children and an experienced dealer in casinos in other Nt vada cities, lold Labor Commis- sioner Stanley Jones that her application for a Desert Inn job turned up nothing but snake eyes. Jones held Wednesday that Miss Johnson had indeed been discriminated against, remark- ing that she "had better quali- ties than some 'ol the men who had been hired." So he directed all casinos lo open up dealer jobs lo women forthwith and added that he ex- pected to see women dealing blackjack and wielding crap game sticks within 20 days. "I've worked with women be- fore and they don't handle it complained Glenn Fore, a dealer at the International Ho- tel. "Mechanically they-are ca- pable, but not emotionally." Said a blackjack dealer at Caesars Palace: "They don't develop the same rapport with a high roller. The house would hurt." Miss Johnson, who last year founded the Committee to Abol- ish Discrimination Against Women Dealers, asserted: "Myself and a lot of other women can deal as well or bet- ter than mosl men. We can hold our own In any game." Dr. A. H. Macphcrson, west- ern director for the Canadian Wildlife Service, said 50 lo 60 of Ihe adult birds are in the park, plus yearling young and an un- known number that have hatched Ihis summer. Nine fires were reported bum- Ing over about acres in the park, which straddles the border between Alberta and Ihe Northwest Territories. Five of the (ires were reported out of contol. The nesting grounds for the whnoping cranes are in a por- tion of the park that juts into the Northwest Territories near Fort Smith, aboul 450 miles north of Kdmnnton. The Hock of big while cranes In Wood Buffalo Park is the only band of the birds that exist in the wild. Another 21 whoopcrs are in captivity. The wild birds winter at the Aransas National Refuge along the Texas Gulf WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU rnip. H- SA] ABILENE AND VICINITY radiul) Pirlly cfeody warming fodsy, lonlghl and Friday. Htali lodny n ISi til, low In hioh UH. Friliy In mid VH. Soulhe'ly wir.d! ID-IS m p.h. Htflti And (or 24 hour) erwnq al 9 45 M. Hbh ind low unit period [ill yiir: M 'suniil liil right: f.U p.m.) iunrlu loday umel lonighl: through Wednesday, with group sessions and individual confer- ences. The Texas Education Agency agreed to cooperate with HEW in arranging the meeting. An aide to Sen. John G. Tow- er, R-Tex., said he expects a statewide or multi-district suit to be filed this week against the 48 or 50 holdout schools in Tex- as. No such suit can be filed un- til after the HEW-Jusiice meet- ings. The aide said that in earlier action against a Southern slate, the Justice Department had filed suits in-each federal judi- cial district containing non-com- plying schools and requested that Ihe court Impose the last suggested HEW plan for that district. School officials will have an opportunity to have their dese- gregation plans reviewed and approved at the meetings. "Our objective is to get a vol- untary plan. If this said an HEW spokesman, "we are required by law and Supreme Court rulings to follow wilh a lawsuit ordering the desegrega- tion." Those districts listed on Ihe non-compliance lisl include Amaiillo, Atlanta, Austin, Bell- ville, Calvert, Carthage, Church- ill, Concord, Crockett, Cypress- Fairbanks, Ector County, Elysian Fields, Ferris, Friend- ship, Galena Park, Garland, Hoarne, Hcmpstead, Henderson, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Kar- nack, Katy, Kilgore, Klein, La Vega, Lubbock, Lufkin, Madison- ville, Marshall, Midland, Mount Haven, Port Arthur, Refugio, Richard- son, Sabinc Pass, San Angelo, San Augustine, Shelbyville, Sils- v bee, South Park, Sulphur Springs, Temple, Waskom and Wichita Falls. indicates Jcnown CORAL SNAKE TERRITORY Are Poisonous Coral Snakes Around Here? Q. Arc (here any poisonous coral snakes In (his part of the country? I hear there arc, hut I don't believe It. A. There sure are. A recent bulletin from Texas Parks and Wildlife Dcpt. said thai Texas Coral snakes one of a number of varieties of dangerous corals have been found in eastern and southern Texas; the map shows their distribution. None have been found in Taylor County. (Clocked out in but there's no guarantee that a few haven't hitched a ride over here. Coral snakes can be distinguished form similarly colored harmless snakes by the arrangement of their colors; black, yellow, red, yellow, black. The yellow and red rings touch one another, they're not separated by a black ring. An old Boy Seoul saying might help you remember this, "lied louching yellow kills a fellow." Q. We recently moved to Abilene. We have driven around the city uullc a hit, but have yet lo sec a public swimming pool. Are there any? K not, how come? A (own (his size should have several large public pools. A. A lot of other people think so too! Or maybe it's just our readers, but Action.Line sure gels a lot of mail on the subject. The reason given by Ihe city is (hat there's just no money in Ihe budget for another public pool at the present; a bond issue may be voted on later, We do have one public pool, by the way, it's in Stevenson Park at E.N. 7lh and Cockrcll. Q. I notice In your newspaper you're sllll allowing adver- tisements of lead Herns to limit sales at retail slivrcs. This practice was outlawed about II years ago. The Supreme Court held that retailers must sell Ihe Item at advertised prices without regard lo nuaHllly, ox a llrst come first serve basis. It seems your naper a parly to this Illegal practice by allowing such arts lo By ELLIE RUCKER be run. Is Abilene 10 years behind the (Imcs? A. The Belter Business Bureau and the Anti-Trust and Consumer Protection Division of the State Attorney General's office both said this is not illegal. As long as a business states clearly in ils ad what it intends lo do, and then docs it, this is legal. If a company plans to limit sales of an item, it must be slated in the ad. For example, if a store advertises shirts at a very low price nnd has only two or three available, or limils sales of the shirls at the time of purchase, then this is a violation. Our sources said there has never been a court case about limiting items in an ad. If you feel someone is violating Ihe deceptive trade law, the Beller Business Bureau would appreciate your calling its attention to it. Q. Could you please (ell me what to use lo remove tic deposit on a green water fountain? The while looking deposit is caused by Ihe water. If you can't tell me how lo remove it, could you (ell me how to keep it from accumulating? A. There's a product on the market now called De-Sealer that's easy to use, quick and worked pretty well in our experimental laboratory (other- wise known as kitchen It's sold at most grocery stores, and as far as we can tell, it's the only'product of Ihis type on Ihe market. That's why we dare to mention the name. It's locally made by Dispersall Products. Address questions to Action Line, Box M, Abilene, Texas .7SI4. will nol be nsed bit questions most be slgied and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbers If possible.