Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 14, 1970, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENE, TEXAS. 79604. SUNDAY MORNING. JUNE 14. 1970 —SIXTY-SIX PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS
Flag Sales Up IOO Per Cent 'Above 1969
NEW NORK (AP) — On the pvp of Flag Day. Sunday, banner makers and decal distributors say business is at the top of the pole
Demand is up sharply, I d say over IOO per pent above last year,” said a spokesman for Annin & Co. in New York, the larger producer of cloth flags in the country. ‘ It*s more than the industry can handle.”
“We ve doubled our sales in the last 18 months.” said H. J. Sanders, general manager of Dettra Flag Co., Inc., near San Francisco.
In \irginia. an official of Mount Vernon Flag-makers said demand is greater than at anv time
memory, and New England flag factories report they are running several weeks behind in filling orders.
Prest-On Products Co. of New York sacs Us sales of flag decals are up in times from last year with about 750.000 of the index card - size decals sold so far this year.
“We’re selling them to political groups and to demonstrators, iike the construction workers, and then there are bulk sales — we don't know where they go,” a Prest-On spokesman said.
The company also makes larger flag decals. Including the 17-bv-20 inch version that is affixed to buses in Las Vegas, Nev., and the 7-by-10 inch model that is popular with truckers.
Ever Ready Label Corp. of Belleville. N.J . is one of the growing number of businesses u^ing Rag decal* or small banners in promotions.
Miniature, self-adhesive metal flags made by Ever Ready are used in displays for quantity buyers of the company's other metal products.
The suggestion is that these customers might like to give the flag plates as a public service. An Ever Ready spokesman said the flag plates “have gone over big.”
Some other companies have offered standard sized cloth flags at cost as a public service.
“It’s a patriotic effort; we're just hoping we can break even,” said a spokesman for PepsiCola, which has offered a 3x5 foot cotton flag for $2.75 plus handling charges to customers in the metropolitan New York area for about a month.
The spokesman said Pepsi has received 5,000 orders so far.
More than a year ago, Reader’s Digest inserted a Rag decal in copies of the magazine. Since then, a spokesman said, the magazine bai sold or given away nearly 54 million decals.
Many observers see the increased display of the Rag as a reaction by middle-class Americans to demonstrations in which U.S. flags were desecrated or Viet Cong Rags displayed.
Flag Day is said to have originated on June 14. 1885, in Waubeka when Stony Hill students put a small 38-star Rag on the desk of their teacher, Bernard J. Cigrand.
Good day for flying
Men of the Army. Marine Corps, Navy. Air Force and Coast Guard form a joint Armed Forces Color Guard on steps of the Capitol in W ashington, D.C. Streamers on the service flags represent major battles and cam
paigns in which each sendee participated throughout the course of U.S. history. The men gathered to remind citizens that Sunday is flag day across the nation. (NEA Photo)
Rules of Revolution: Real or Fraudulent?
By ED N. WISHC AMPER Editor, The Reporter-News
There are Communists, and they are revolutionary, but....are the “Communist Rules for Revolution." allegedly captured bv the Allies in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1919, real?
To many who accept them at facp value, it is probably heresy to raise the question.
The “Rules” are doubtless the most widely circulated, most talked about, most quoted document in Abilene and the Big Country today.
A radio station recently said it had distributed more than 5,000 copies of the piece.
It has horn reprinted in countless publications, including weekly newspapers, service club bulletins and a regional magazine.
But has anyone taken the trouble lo trace the “Rule1”' to I heir source and confirm their authenticity?
The Abilene Reporter- News tried to in September, 1909. When several copies of the ‘‘Communist Rules for Revolution” were submitted to the newspaper with requests they he published, the Reporter-News began investigating.
The research section of the Abilene Public Library had no
Communist Rules' Deal With Guns, Youth, Sex
Without in any way implying authenticity, but only for reader interest in relation to the accompanying news story, The Reporter-News herewith prints the alleged “Communist Rules for Revolution”:
In May of 1919. at Dusseldorf. Germany, the Allied Forres obtained a copy of some of the “Communist Rules for Revolution.” Nearly 50 years later, the Reds were still following them.
A. Corrupt the young: get them away from religion. Get them in interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their
B. Gel control of all means of publicity, thereby:
1. Get people's minds off their government by focusing attention on athletics, sexy books and plays and other trivialities.
2. Divide the people into hostile groups by constantly harping on controversial matters of no importance.
3. Destroy the people's faith in their natural leaders by holding the latter up to contempt, ridicule and disgrace.
4. Always preach true democracy, hut seize power as fast i and as ruthlessly as possible.
5. Bv encouraging government extravagance, destroy its credit, produce fear of inflation with rising prices and general discontent.
6. Incite unnecessary strikes in vital industries, encourage civil disorders and foster a lenient and soft attitude on the part of government toward such disorders.
7. By specious argument, cause the breakdown of the old moral virtues—honesty, sobriety, self-restraint, faith in the pledged word, ruggedness.
C. Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, wKn a view to confiscating them and leaving the population helpless.
Now, stop to think-how many of these rules are being earned out in this nation today?
evidence such a document had been found by the Allies in Dusseldorf in 1919.
On Sept. 30, The Reporter-News wrote the Library of Congress, enclosing a copy of the “rules” from the Iowa Grand Lodge Bulletin, and asking if the Library could substantiate that they had, indeed, been captured by Allied Forces in Dusseldorf in 1919. as claimed.
On Oct. 8. 1969, Robert H. Land. Chief. Reference Department, General Reference and Bibliography Division, the Library of Congress, replied as follows:
“We have searched the catalogs, reference aids, and collections of this Library but are unable to determine the .source or lo establish the authenticity of the document enclosed with your letter.
“The ‘Rules for Revolution’ have been and are currently being published by a variety of people, all of whom generally cite the same sources of information: the alleged capture of the ‘Rules’ by Allied Forces in Dusseldorf. Germany, in May 1919. and the disclosure of the ‘Rules’ by Florida State Attorney George A. Brautigam, while investigating Communists in Florida in the 1950's. We have been unable to substantiate the Dusseldorf source, though a member of our staff has consulted the Henry T. Allen (U.S. Commander in Germany) papers, and examined contemporary American, British and German newspapers without success. We suggest that an indepth search of archival material relating to the First World War may be the only method of verifying the alleged existence of the captured document.
“Concerning the second source, i.e., the Florida State Attorney, other divisions of the Library of Congress have had occasion in the past; to inquire into various aspects of the prob-
See RULES, Pg. 10-A
TV TAB FEATURE ON BACHARACH
Academy and Emmy Award winning Burt Bacharach hosts the Kraft Music Hall at 8 p.m Wednesday on NBG. Dionne Warwick is special guest on the show broadcast from I/mdon.
Read about the musical variety show and television programs for the week in the TV Report magazine in today's Reporter-News. Lift the TV Report out of Section B and save it for easy reference.
Snyder Okays Iwo JC Issues
SNYDER (RNS) - In a special election Saturday Scurry County voters gave overwhelming approval to the Scurry County Junior College District on propositions that set a maintenance tax and removed fil-2 per cent rate limit on bonds.
Bv a vote of 1,224 to 287, voters approved the removal of fiCj, per cent maximum interest rate on the bonds that was approved by voters last November. The bonds will now come under the state maximum rate of IO per cent, making the bonds more marketable.
In a second proposition voters decided 1.237 to 279 to raise the tax rate for retiring the bonds to 50 cents per $100 evaluation and a maximum rate f o r maintenance and operation of the college at 35 cents for $100 evaluation.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weather map, p«j 14 DI
ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mil? radius) — Clear to partly cloudy, humid and hot .Sunday and Monday. High both afternoons in the mid 90s. Low both days in mid 70s. Winds southerly 10-15 m.p.h.
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77 3:00 93
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High and low for 24-hours ending 9
pm.: 94 and 76.
High and low same date last year: 86 and 63.
Sunset last night: 8:47 p.m ; sunrise
today: 6.02 a m ; aunset tonight! 8.47
Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 78.18. a. Humidity at 9 p.m.; 63 per cent.
Killeen Man Drowns At Lake B'wood
BROWNWOOD I RNS) - A 39-year-old Killeen man became Lake Brownwood’s first drowning victim of 1970 early Saturday evening.
Roy Tom Byrd drowned while swimming with relatives just off boat dock at the Flag Ship Motel at Lake Brownwood.
According to a friend who was with Byrd, Dennis Helbert, he and Byrd had been jumping from the dock and swimming. Helhert said that both he and Byrd jumped into the water about five-feet from the dock, and Bvrd did not surface. Helhert and bystanders made repeated efforts to jump in and recover the body, but failed.
According to witnesses, Bvrd was not wearing a life preserver, but Helbert was.
Brownwood police were called at about 8 p.m.. shortly after the mishap. Units of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Game and Fish Commission, Brownwood Fire Dept., Early Firp Dept, and Brownwood Citizens Band Radio Emergency I nit aiding in recovery operations.
Some 25 persons aided by a dozen boats continued dragging operations until shortly after IO p.m. The body was recovered by a group of men dragging from the dock where Bvrd jumped.
Byrd was pronounced dead ct the scene bv Justice of the Peace Dave Fair.
A Miller ambulance took the body to Wright's Funeral Home.
Brcok-Away Gun Not Thug's Delight
KANSAS CITY (AP) - To his chagrin, a thug s pistol fell apart as he tried to hold up a service station Saturday.
James Roark, 23, manager of the station, told police the gunman came in and made a telephone call.
Roark said the man then pointed a pistol at him, and about that time the gun fell apart.
The thug scooped up the pieces and fled.
10c DAILY—20c SUNDAY
Associated Press (ZP)
Picked In I Argentina
BUENOS AIRES (AP) -Brig. Gen. Roberto Marcelo Lovingston, a relative!) obscure Army careerist, was named by the military junta Saturday night as the new president of Argentina Livingston. 50. replaced Lt. Gen. Juan Carlos Ongania, who was overthrown Monday by a military coup.
The junta announced the appointment at a news conference broadcast over nationwide radio and television.
Now the Argentine representative on the InterAmerican Defense Board in Washington, the new president had flown Friday to Buenos Aires.
He spent Saturday meeting
with the commanders-in-chief of the armed forces, who make up the three-man junta that ousted Ongania in a 12-hour bloodless coup.
Although the lunta had been expected to name a military man, the appointment of livings! on was a surprise because of his lack of prominence.
Born in the central province of San Luis, he bad served on a number of Argentine military delegations ahroad, particularly in the United States. He was named to the TnterAmerican fWense Board in 1988.
The junta said the new pres! dent will officially take over June 18.
Lovingston, the first Argentine president with an English
surname, will have to share power with the three-man junta in governing the nation of 23 million people, the second
largest in I^tin America.
Earlier in the week, the junta announced it was drawing up a new charter that would make I he president and the armed forces chieftains “co-legislators.”
The junta is made up of Lt. Gen. Alejandro La n ussr,
commander of the army; Adm. Pedro Gnavi, head of the Navy, and Brig. Gen. Carlos Alberto Rev, chief of the air force Ongama's insistence o n one-man nile was a principal reason for his ouster from the presidency after nearly four years in office by the same military men who brought him to power.
With military backing, Ongania abolished Congress and political parties and mled by enacting decrees signed only by himself.
All foreign exchange operations have been prohibited since Tuesday and apparently will not resume until Livingston names
an economics minister.
The junta apparently feared a mn on the peso-endangermg Argentina’s foreign currency reserves-if exchange operations were permitted before the new president outlined his economic policies.
Ongania’s economic stabilization program pleased foreign investors and won international confidence in the peso because of its emphasis on inflation controls and balancing the budget.
Rut a wage freeze, a key element in the economic
program, was unpopular among Argentine workers, and labor union strikes and anti-government demonstrations were frequent in recent months, csppciallq in (ordoha. the nation's automaking center and its third largest city.
In Area Crashes
Three separate traffic accidents Saturday in the Big C ountry left two persons dead and four in hospitals with injuries.
Felipe C. Lugo Jr. 25, of Ballinger was killed about 2 a rn two mi ps south of Paint Rock Rd. in Ballinger when a pickup in which he was riding overturned after missing a curve.
Lugo was thrown clear of the truck and landed in a bar ditch. Hp uas dead on arrival at Ballinger Memorial Hospital.
Two of th® three passengers in the pickup were injured. Severn Flores Jr., 17, and Daniel Jalomo, 25, were reported in satisfactory condition in Ballinger.
An accident three miles south of Winters on Highway 83 put Billy Powers, 29, of Winters, in the hospital with severe lacerations and a broken shoulder. He was listed in satisfactory condition.
Powers lost control of his auto between 5 and 6 a m. It left the highway and hit a ditch. The car finally came to rest under a bridge. He
Turn to KILLED, Pg. 10-A
Nixon Names Campus Pane!
Bv FRANK COMIER Associated Press Writer
KEY BISCAYNE. Fla. (AP) — President Nixon appointed a special commission Saturday lo seek causes and cures of campus unrest and violence. Four of the nine panel members are Negroes.
At the same time, Nixon’s of-ticial spokesman said the White House has no intention of firing Secretary of Interior Walter J. H'ckel .author of a “leaked” personal letter complaining to the President about the administration’s attitude toward young people. There was published speculation nickel might soon resign or be dismissed.
Nixon signed an executive order creating what will be known formally as the President’s Commission on Campus Unrest. The chairman is William W. Scranton, 52, former Republiyan governor of Pennsylvania.
Spurred by the shooting deaths of four students at Kent State University in Ohio and two at^ Jackson State College
in Mississippi, Nixon directed the commission to “report to me before the beginning of the coming academic year.” He will ask Congress to supply tile body with subpoena powers and
Turn to NIXON. Bg. 10-A
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