Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 4, 1970, Abilene, Texas
WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAR, NO. 351 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS. 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 4, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Prea SUNDAY VENICE MAYBE? No, just a couple of men rowing through downtown Pensacola, in a borrowed boat to do a first hand story on 7 inches of rain which flooded Ihe city and caused the evacuation of 400 people in low lying areas. Nu- merous highways were closed and one hospital experienced Probe Reveals Cases Ever Failed by RRC a power failure. In certain sections of the city, water reached as high as G feet. The rains, which reached 20 inches in some areas of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, ended this morn- ing. (AP Wirepholo) AUSTIN (AP) Two special committees looking for Ihe source of "black oily goo" that lias soaked Texas benches have learned that the slate agency which regulates the oil and gas industry lias never filed a law- suit against polluters. n'oy'Payne, chief enforcement officer for (he Texas Railroad Commission, said the three commissioners do nol like to punish- companies for "acci- dental (oil) spills." But he'saiil he "agreed whole- heartedly" that companies that violate pollution laws should be prosecuted vigorously. Payne and several other wit- nesses appeared Wednesday al a joint hearing of the beach and oil pipeline study committees. Payne said barrels of oil spilled into Texas waters in the first four mouths nf 1D70, ac- cording to company reports to the commission. Could Ihere have been more, he was asked. "We have to depend on Ihe oneralors' honesty Payne replied. Rep. Frances Farenthold, Cor- pus Christi, asked Payne if the commission had denied a Senate Pares Bl Bomber Requ Half est By CARL P. LEUBSDOIU'' Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate Armed Services Commit- tee, in a surprising turnabout, has voted tentatively to cut m half the million requested by Ihe Nixon administration for the Bl, a new long-range Air Force bomber. Tne action came, sources close to the committee said Wednesday during a tended session on the billion military procurement aulhonza- onlyriouttalfoMhe Officer Just Doesn't Quit ST. LOUIS (AP) Joseph Zuccarcllo, a policeman in sub- urban Richmond Heights, cli- maxed a relentless six-week search Wednesday night by ar- resting a man in connection with (he fatal slabbing ol the of- ficer's stepson. Zuccarello's 16-year-old step- son Philip J. Martin, was found dead near Kahokia, 111., April He had been slabbed in the chest five times and in the neck twice. St. Clair County, III., aulhon- ties issued a warrant charging Charley Bratcher, 26, in the slaying and Zuccarello began searching for him. He worked on his own lime. Wednesday night Zuccarcllo found his man in SI. Ixiuis and turned Bralcher over lo police who booked him as a fugitive. Zuccarello, 37, said he was led to Bralcher through information he received about a Chicago man, Vincent Lcbcau. "I got some information they were bumming Ihe policeman said- Lcbcau was booked as sus- po.cled of harboring a fugitive. Zuccarcllo said Philip "was just like my own son. I raised him from the time he was in diapers." The officer said young Marlm was believed lo have been hitch- hiking and apparonlly was slabbed by Die occupants ot a. car that gave him a lift. 81 members were on hand, (he action could be reversed before the committee completes work on (he bill later It-is monlh. The reduclion in funds for the PI, formerly called the Ad- vanced Manned Strategic Air- craft, followed partially a re- commendat on by a special re- search and development sub- commiltee which reportedly fa- vored an even deeper slash. A whole series of subcommit- tee recommendations is pending before the full committee, but aides have declined lo discuss any proposals. The reported S50 million cut in Bl funds could create a collision later wilh the House, which ap- proved the enl're 5100 million Pentagon request. The Senate committee Is con- sidering the measure as (he Pcufagon prepares to selccl a company to take the Bl into its research design and develop- ment phase, likely to cost up to billion. But Defense officials say a fi- nal decision has not been made on whether to go inlo full pro- duction of the Bl, which is ten- tatively scheduled to replace the B52 in the middle and lale 1970s. production or storage permit for ecological reasons, and he re- plied, "No ma'm." Asked if the commission had filed a pollution case, he said, "no." "As shown by Mr. Payne's testimony Texas has railed to seriously regulate oil said Ronnie Hugger, publisher of the bi-weekly Texas Observer who appeared on his own be- half. The commission, Dugger said, has been "penetrated and over- whelmed by the oil industry. In practice when the oil. industry is regulated at all in Texas, it is regulating itself." To regain "social control of Ihe oil Dugger said, criminal sanctions must be used against polluters, and he rec- ommended establishment of a national oil company to produce the oil on public lands, "oil that already belongs lo us. By 'tis' 1 mean the citizens, all the peo- ple." Dugger said Oov. Ross Ster- ling, a long-time president of H'lmbie Oil Refining Co., ad- vanced the idea of Ihe slate drilling its own oil in 1931, and President Nixon's task force made a similar recommenda- tion last year for emergencies. John Shanahan Jr., special assistant to Oov. Preston Smith, said slate agencies have the power but not enough money to deal with a "major pollution disaster." He proposed stricter regulations for exploration, drilling, handling and transport- ing of oil and "other hazardous materials in and around the wa- ters of this slale." "WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESS A. WEATHER BUREAU (Wcalher map, pg. JA] ABILENE AND VICINITY rnd'us) Partly cloud? today, anil Friday. Warmer Friday. High lodav near 75. low around 55. High F rid By tow 60s. Wind! northerly from ID-20 m.p.h. (Trrvnishing Icnighl and Friday. High and low for ?4-hwjrs at 9 a.m.: 75 and 54. Hip1! and low for same perktd rait year: 74 and 5P. Sunicl last nighl: p.m.7 sunrise today: sunset lorvghl: p.m. By ELLIE RUCKER and BETTY GRISSOM Ink Improvement Due On R-N's New Press Q. I wonder.If you can prevail on The Reporter-News-lo'.iisft a littlei slrojgcr ink 'on' (heir -morning; and afternoon.-edition? Some of us older subscribers are having (rouble reading the dim prlnf. It lakes a strong light for us (o make out Ihe rcadlng.'H you ccnld do Hits, I along with other older subscribers will appreciate II very much. A. II isn't the type or the amoiml of ink that's being used that's causing the dim print (or even poor The ink control system now in use is "unsophisti- cated" and causes dim spols. If too much ink is used, it shows through on the other side. But if you'll bear with us until our new press is operating in November, we think our more delicate ink control will solve the problem. Q. Now (hat I've rcnrf Abilene on Calclaw Creek I wonder why there's no street named Cafclaw or perhaps a nark? The streets arc named for trees and our oarlyday fathers as well as other leaders of distinction on Inlo our present day. Even If [lip cafclaw Is a rtcseri (horn bush, a street or park by (hat name seems in order. And don't forget (he historians; a street named to honor (he Clack sisters who have contributed so much (o our rarlyday memories. Why not a park or drive In southeast Abilene In the Clack name while they are sllll here (o enjoy (hem? A. There doesn't seem lo be any reason for a park or slreet nol being named Catclaw, except you probably were (he first to think of it. We passed along your suggestion, but most of the parks and streets are named and there aren't any new areas being developed al the present, says one city hall official. However, (here is a street named Clack Ihciwcst fronlagc road of the .Winters Freeway. Address questions (o Action Line, Rox 30, Abilene, Texas 79601. Names will not be used hut rjucsllnns Jims! be signed and address given. Please Include telephone numbers If possible. Cambodians Retake By JOHN T. WHEELER Associated Press Writer PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) Enemy forces seized Set Bo only 10 miles southeast of Phnom Peiili today but gov- ernment troops retook the town, army officers in the field report- ed. The North Vietnamese and Viet Cong struck before dawn, overran the small outpost there and seized all arms, ammuni- tion and food in the closest fighting to Phnom Penh so far. The Cambodians struck back with (lie support of fighler- bombcrs, and the enemy forces were believed to have retreated lo the southwest. 'Enemy forces also attacked Kompong Thorn, a provincial capital of 80 miles north of Phnom Penh and pushed into the town, a spokesman for the high command said. Late tele- phone reports from the city re- ported, however, that the fight- ing had died down lo sporadic firing wilh the Norlh Viet- namese and Viet Cong still hold- ing parts of Kompong Thorn. The spokesman said enemy forces had been massing for several days around Kompong Thorn, which was cut off from Phnom Penh last week by the capture of a district capital just soulh or it and destruction of a major highway bridge. Kompong Thorn's defenders requested air bombardment of the enemy positions Wednesday, the spokesman said, but "due to the hour it was not possible." He said he had no reports of air activity in (he area today, but that a sizeable force of govern- ment regulars was on hand lo defend the town. In the past, the militia was the only defense of some major points and buckled before Die Communist command's battle- hardcned troops 'last week. South Vietnamese troops saved Prey Vcng, another provincial capilal southeast of Phnom but the nearest Soulh Vietnamese forces lo Kompong Thorn were G5 miles away. The attacks al Set Bo and Kojnpong Thorn appeared lo be a continualion of a Communist lactic of pressure over a wide area to score propaganda gains and confuse Ihe Cambodian high command. Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky flew to Phnom 1'cnh today wilh a delegation of South Viet- namese Cabinet ministers, and the Cambodian government les- sened rcslriclions on Viet- namese refugees who had been herded inlo camps in Phnom Penh (luring the early days of Ihe fighting. The refugees were given the run ol Hie city 6 a.m. lo 4 p.m. As Ky and Premier Lon Nol NEWS INDEX Amusements 17B Bridge................53 Business Moles......10-12A Classified.......... 14-I7B Comics ]3B Editorials 12B Horoscope I SB Hospital Patients........4A Obituaries 2 3A IB This Man's Art 17B To Your Good Health 8A TV Log...............83 Women's were approaching (lie honor guard al the airport, a Cambo- dian air force C-17 made a belly landing on another runway, scallering pieces of its under- carriage about. There was con- siderable smoke, and fire (rucks raced out, but the plane did not catch fire. Nor was the ceremo- ny interrupted. "lie was too busy watching Ihe ceremony, no watch his Ky's pilol said of Die iinforlunale Cambodian flier. Ky headed the first high-level Saigon delegation to visit Cam- bodia since Die two neighbors broke relations in 19C3. In- formed sources said they would implement agreements signed last ivcot during Hie visit to Sai- gon of Cambodian Foreign Min- ister Yeni Satnbaur, during which diplomatic relations were restored. Bob Hope Show Due in Abilene Bob Hope, internationally fa- mous comedian, lias taken many roads one lo Singapore, another to Zanzibar and many others and now he's taking the "Road lo Abilene." Max Polen, local publicity and arrangements rrenagcr tor Hope, announced Thursday morning that Hope and other Hollywood celebrities will present "An Evening in Abilene" Saturday, June 27, at B p.m. at the Taylor County Coliseum. Polen said that Hope likes the Big Country and the people and is particularly impressed wilh the image the three colleges have here. "Teen-agers and college students are no different here than any other city but we are not plagued with the said Polen. He added that the Hope show will be more or less a salute lo Ihe three Abilene colleges and that the presidents and Ilioir wives have been invited to bs special guests al the show. "Hope is appealing to all general ions even Ihe MOD Polen said. Hope has universal appeal as mi entertainer, continually mak- ing trips overseas at Chrisl- to en'ortain service mon wartime as well as peace tir'o. Polen sMd that tickets for (he performance will go on sale at the Coliseum beginning Saturday are priced at and Polen said that oilier mem- bers of the cast will be announced at a laid- dale. Hope has performed for i-nypl'v as well ss presidents of the United States. Bnrn 66 years apo in England, Hope emigrated to the United Stales wilh his parents in 1907. The family sotted in Cleveland. He began his career in vaude- ville as a blackface cnmic and lale went to Broadway. On Broadway, Hope starred in 'Zicgfield Follies" and "Red, Hot and nine." His first big movie was "The Big Broadcast of 1938." His many other movies include "Thanks for Hie "Never Say "My Favorite "Pale- "They Got Me Covered." "Sorrowful "Fancy BOB IfOPR slaferf June 27 "flcau James" and various "Road" pictures. For several years Hope was voted one of (lie 10 best money- mnking stars by Ihe nation's mclion picture exhibitors. House Heads As Matrimonial Aid Estonia Seeks Computerized Love By IIOI.GKR JENSEN Associated Press Wrilcr MOSCOW (AP) Estonia on (he Baltic wants to go inlo Ihe lonely hearts business with s computerized "bureau of ac- quaintance." Lest such a bourgeois propos- al raise eyebrows in the staid Kremlin, Estonian Communist party officials hastily add thai it would be "for the good of Iha people's economy." The newspaper Litcratumaya Gazcta explained Wednesday that young Estonian agricultur- al workers cannot find husbands or wives in rural areas. So they flock to the cities and join a growing number of unemployed swinging singles. Many who marry end up di- vorced, it added. Estonia has a population of 1.4 million, according lo the. 1970 census. Of these, 65 per cent are urban dwellers, and many suf- fer "breakdowns.in family har- Lileralurnaya Gazeta said. Officials who favor establish- ing a bureau of acquaintance in- clude the cultural director of Irade unions, the chief of Ihe marriage rcgistralion bureau, the secretary of the Tartu: city parly commillee and the deputy chairman of Ihe Tartu City Council. In addtion (o commilers, their proposals called for a slaff of psychologists specializing in family problems, attorneys spe- cializing in family rights laws, and medical "sexologists" lo advise prospective nc-.vlywcds about "things you can't even discuss wilh close relatives or friends." Applicanls would provide pho- tographs and answer such ques- tions as: How many children do you want to have? Who in your family would do the cooking, ba- bysilling and. shopping? How wealthy are you? How big is your apartment? Do you have a Ri-andmolhcr or grandfather available lo help raiss children? Lileralurnaya Gazcta conced- ed that such questions might make a would-be bridegroom think twice aboul taking the nuptial -plunge. While Ihis might not increase the marriage rate, it might help lower Ihe divorce rate. This is believed (o have risen drastically since passage of a IMS law liberalizing divorce procedures and reducing legal fees. Before 1968 divorce rale was 3 per pcolpe, com- pared lo in Ihe United Stales. The Soviet government has published no divorce statis- tics since llicn, hut Ihe govern- ment-controlled press has de- scribed [hem as "very high." Estonia appears lo be ahead of olher Soviet republics in trying to combat the problem. Sexologist counseling services for married couples are already available in Tallinn and Tarlu. The Kremlin's concern about divorce and the falling birth rate is reflected in a more liber- al attitude toward Weslern matchmaking innovations, Conv putcr dating, at first con- demned, is now on the approved list. Alsel Berg, chairman of Ihe Scientific Council on Cybernet- wcnl one step (arlher last March. "It is expedient to use computers lo help people ctioosc a he said. By JOHN BECKLER Associated Press Wrilcr WASHINGTON (AP) House Democrats vying for leadership positions arc going to be asked for their v.'ews on congressional reform proposals before Ihe is- sue hecomcs overshadowed by a scramble for the inaiorily lead- er's post.' Reps. Henry S. Reuss of Wis- consin and Charles A. Vanik of Ohio, Iwo reform minded Demo- crats say Ihey hope to deter- mine where the various candi- dates stand on such issues as seniority, powers of committee chairmen, and Ihe practice of holding secret committee ses- sions. Rcuss anrf Vanik want lo pin candidates down on reform issues early in Ihe campaign so their positions will be clearly known when the majority lead- ers post is filled next year. The leadership fight was touched off by Speaker Juhn W. McCormack's announcement that he will ret're at the end of this session. Oklahoma Rep. Carl Albert, now holds the ma- jority leader position, but is ex- pected lo be elected speaker when Ihe new Congress con- venes next January. The hv-o congressmen have identified frur areas of reform in which they will seek the views of Ihe candidates: election of commillee chairmen by the Democral-c which consists of all Democratic members, or some olher alternative to Ihe seniority syslnm which now automatical- ly elevates the member wilh Ihe longest service. in House legisla- tive procedures to provide that .nil voles laken are on Ihe record. Most key votes now are taken by heart counls without Ihe member being recorded. Markets Higher NEW YORK (AP) Stock market prices opened higher in moderately active trading. Gainers oirtnumbcrcd losers by a wide margin.