Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 19, 1970, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 90TH YEAR, NO. 3 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79G04, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 19, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated PI-CM lOc SUNDAY Storms Forecast for Weathermen The forecast for Abilene miglil he a slorni on Ihc horizon for the Weather Bureau. It would be precipitated measur- ably by jusl where the Weather Bureau's horizon is: The weathermen want to slay where they are--rent-free in the old airport terminal building. The ciiy wants to see the bureau in the "new" control tower. Space was reserved fiir it when the lower was moved because of visibility, re- modeled and expanded. 11 doesn't lake radar to see thai slonn are ahead. Head meteorologist C. E. Sitchler says the bureau wants In stay put. Public Works Director Jerry Smith says if it does he'll recommend they pay rent annually. Silchlcr says they're "definitely not going to the control lower." He says moving would cut radar coverage. Smith is aware of this but says coverage would bo bolter than it used to be before the lower was moved. decision has been made, and whether one side will give Hie oilier a snow job or give them hail is unknown. There's a high pressure area coining from one direction or (to other because bureau's lease on the present space expires June 30. The city is obligated lo give Hie bureau rent-free space because of contracts, Smith says, but not in the terminal. Ho'll recommend Ilic rout-free area be in the tower. There have been rumors of the bureau moving downtown Id Ihc Federal Building, even to Potosi or SweeUvaler. Silrhlcr says the rumors wore a mass of hot air, that most o( the talk has been thai "our plans tor now p.rc lo slay in Abilene1." ffc'll let you knew more turbulence or it a calm appears. This is Bob Armislcnd, reluming you to your announcer. Wilson 'Poll-Axed' MUTER I-'OR .MIDGETS Marshall Ferret had to squat (o put coin in parking meler that sank in portion below sidewalk on Chicago's north side. (AP Wirephoto) In British Election Bv BLUE UUCKKR and BKTTY GRISSOM Long Can Gerbils Be Expected to Live? Q. You recently slated dial hamsters have a life expectancy nf about Iwo years. Do Rcihils, similar to hamsters, iiavc the same life expectancy? We have Inst two gcvhils in OHE ycur. We would like lo have another one hut not If they can't be expected lo live more than a year. A. Life expectancy is about Hie same, bill with proper care (hey may live lor years, says Wilma- I'lalt, who raises them. They must be happy in Iheir surroundings and one alone will not live for long, she says. Two of the same sex may be raised together if you're not interested in breeding them. Gerbils arc very individual ard yon may have to experiment In see what they'll eat. Most gerbils like hay, seeds, corn, wheat, and other grain. Spy Satellite Propelled into Orbit WARNING: The percentage of cliK7.lnnn given in TJiuvsdny's column was wrong and could be very dangerous. To get rid uf cockroaches inside (he home, use half ot one per cenl (.5, not 5 per cent) lilazlnou, two per ccnl premium grade inalallilon or two ten! runnel household spray, Ilic county agent says. Q. Would you please (ell me (he ad- dress of MGM Movie Company anil tell nic if they will send me poslcrs of movie slars? Can you name some, of Hie olil silent mnvlti stars for me, also? A. Your best net on posters would he some nf Ihc local variety slores, poster and import shops. The Mctro-C.oldwyn-Maycr address is 1350 Avenue of Ihe Americas, New York, N.Y., 1001D. We found a hook (Movies in the Age of Innocence) that lastc dlhose silent screen stars: Maurice Coslello, Florence Lawrence, Norma Talmsdge, Lillian and Dorthy Gish, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Marguerite Clark, Richard Barlhclmess, Alary Miles Alinter, Clara Bow, Mary Pickford, Hoot Gibson, lo name a few. Q. I remember a poem by Henry W. (irmly while attending a country schnnl In the early 1800's. Grarty was with Inn Atlanta Constitution years ago and Ihe poem is a tribute to a Soulhcrn soldier after (he CM] War. If my memory is correct the poem slarls: Dors this hero in gray with a heart of gold sit down In sulllness and despair, not for a day, God had stripped him of his prosperly, now aids him in his adversity, fields that ran with blood in May were green with (he harvest in June. A. AVOW What a memory. The remainder of the address by Grariy can be found in Maynard's English Classic Series The New South and Other Addresses, on page 30. Between the words "adversity" and "ticlds" your memory failed you only a few words. Q. My husband Is "2 years old. He learned a trick at a medicine show when he. was very young. Ulimlfoldcd, he holds someone's'wrist and Is able to lead tliein lo a previously hidden object. He says he doesn't know how or why lie can do this. What Is Ihis called or Hhrrc can I find out about II? A. It's called "Keeping Your Wife Buf- faloed" (little humor Seriously, T. H. member of Ihe Abilene Magicians Cluh, says there isn't a name for it but it would bo classified under mcnlalist or minrt- reading. Like ynur husband, Winn wouldn't Icll how Ihe Irick is done. It's against the Magician's Code to tell Hie sccrcls of Hie trade. You may want, lo read "Para- psychology" by R. H. Rhine. CAPK KENNEDY, Kla. (AP) Air Korce today rocketed a secret .spy satellite inlo space In gather a vast amount ot intel- ligence data about Russia, Red China, North Vietnam and other potential trouble spots. A towering Atlas-Agena rock- et blazed away from Cape Ken- nedy about a.m. ICDT lo propsl Ihe suiwrsky toward a near slationary outpost some miles- above Southeast Asia. The Air Force clamped a se- crecy label on Ihe launching and made no advance announce- ment. Sources reported the satellite is Ihe first of an operational ser- ies whose main job is to provide, early warning of an enemy mis- sile attack either from land or submarine. They said the 26-foot long Agena carried a television cam- era lo spot missile silcs, air bases, troop movements and other mililary inslallalions and infrared and Xray sensors to de- lect Ihc exhaust of a rising rock- et. II was Ihc third secret launch o( an AUas-Agena from Cape Kennedy in 22 months. The sources reported the two earlier satellites, fired Aug. 6, 19S8, and last April 19, were experimental prototypes [or the payload loft- ed today. Both prototypes were placed in. near stationary orbit above Southeast Asia, their speed syn- chronized wilh thai of the rotat- ing earth so they would hover always over that area of the globe. The first salellile was in an orbit ranging from aboul lo 24.7GO miles high, while (he second ranged between and miles. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU radius) Warm and hot trfay, Iwvghl ard Saturday. Maximum temperatures taday and lofrarrnw upper Ms. Low fn Jcvr-er 70s. Winds 10-15 m.p.h. High and Tow lor endlrg at 9 a.m.T 95 and 73. High and tow for sarr-e fwr'tod last year: 97 and 70. Sunwt Iflil nrahl: p.m.) sunrliR lixlny; a.m.; sunsei knkjhl; p.m. Soviet Spaceship Lands After Record MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet spaceship Soyuz 9 returned lo earth loday afler its record- breaking space endurance flight wilh two cosmonauts aboard, Tass news agency reported. It was in orbit for more lhan 17 days. The Soviet news agency said Soyuz 9 kindcd al a predestined area 45 miles west of the town of Karaganda. Cosmonauts And- rian Nikolayev and Vilaly So- Markct Surges NKW YORK (AP) Slock market prices surged ahead in early trading today. By a.m., (he Dow Jones average of 30 industrial stocks had advanced 7.87 lo 720.56, well above the high close point set earlier this month afler an un- precedented three-day rally. On Thursday, announcement lhat Ihe increase in the cost of living in May was the lowest since January sparked a strong npliirn in slock market prices. vaslyanov were in good shape on landing, it added. The spaceship had been orbit- ing Ihe Birth since June 1, four days longer than the American record for lime in space sel by Gemini 7 in 1965. Moscow Radio said Soyuz 9 made a soft landing. The Moscow radio broadcast said the spacecraft landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan. "The cosmonauts feel said the announcer. "The crew completely carried out the planned program." Tass said an on-the-spot medi- cal checkup has showed lhat Ihe two cosmonauts withstood Ihc long flight well. Tass said "The engines for soft landing ensured the slow descent of the craft. "Representatives of the re- covery group, sporls commis- sioners, friends and journalisls warmly welcomed cosmonauts Nikolayev and Sevastyanov in the area of Ihc landing." By FUEl) COLEMAN Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) 11 became official today: Edward Heath has ousted overconfident Harold Wilson from Ihc prime ministry, winning a mandate to run the British government for a term that can last five years. "We put forward Ihc right pol- icies, and we stick lo Heath told his followers. "We have convinced people they were the right policies and that we are going to give them a bet- ter government tomorrow." The 53-year-old bachelor lead- er of (he Conservative parly was jubilant that he had defied the ndds and conlounrtert the forecasts. From Ihe stall of counting in Thursday's election il was evi- dent thai Ihe Tories had made a comeback, but it was not until early Ihis afternoon that they clinched a majority in HIE House of Commons. At that time they passed inlo Ihc major- ity with 316 seats in the 6.10-seat House. Later the Tory total went lo 325. The final tabulation was hours away, but Ihere were predic- tions Heath would have a ma- jority of 23 or more seals. Wil- son's majority was 65 in the last House. Wilson made the bcsl of il, saying: "I would think 1 will be prime minister of Britain again." Heath was expected lo see Queen Elizabeth 1! by nightfall and assume Ihe lask of becom- ing her first minister. Wilson asked lo see the queen to turn in his resignation, and Ihe turn- over of governmonl was to take place quickly. How did il happen? Brilisli voters decided it was lime tor a change. They took with a grain of salt Wilson's claim of restor- ed economic stability, and Ihcv seemingly considered Heath belter able lo deal with prob- lems of inflation, unemployment and Britains1 role in world af- fairs. Some of them also Inok seriously Ihe warnings against continued admission of nnnwhile immigrants as voiced by Enoch Powell, a right-wing Conserva- tive wilh whom Healh differs. Tt was perhaps an irony Hint the Conscrvalives, the Iradilion- NEWSlNDEX Amusemenls 6B Brfcfqe MA Oossified 11-I6B Comics I OB Ertiloriots 8B Horoscope............ 13A Hospirol Polienls........5B Obituaries 3.4A SporH 15-17A To Your Good Hcollh 7B TV Log 16B Women's News........2.36 at parly of Ihc Establishment, built up its majority in polling which brought out more new- generalinn voles than any clcc- lion in the past. For the Jir.sl lime the voting age was down lo 18, from 21. One commentator expressed belief that the swing to Iho To- ries was less lhan average in districts where large numbers of voting people voted. One factor evidently tint many people stayed home, per- haps misled by the (Kills into thinking their voles were inean- inglRss. H looked as if just over 70 per cent of Ihe voters had come out. The figure was al- most 70 per cent in 1900 elec- tions. Tlic result recalled American elections, in diverse ways. Heath, in effect, pulled, olt what Harry S. Truman did in 18-18 when he defeated Thomas E. newcy despite most forecasts. Wilson sought lo be the first prime minister (o win three elections in a row. Franklin D. lioosevelt won a third term, but Harold Wilson couldn't. Under (he British syslem the Hint wins the most seals in Ilie House ol Commons forms tl'.e government. 'j HEATH SHAKES HANDS WITH Conservatives celebrate election victory tnilay Heath's Victory Severely Damages Pol! UODNKY riNDKK Associated Press Wrllcr LONDON (AP) The Ilrilish election, with ils sensational win for Ihe nniicrdng Conservatives, has severely damaged the credi- bility of public opinion polls, po- litical experts paid today. All Ihe hut one predicted a Labor by land- slide proportions. The pnllslcrs today blamed 1 a s t -m i n u I c switches in voting intentions and slow turnout of voters for the error. "The Tory victory both con- founds and disgraces all of us who have reported the election wrote George Gale in the London Evening Stand- ard. "We have all been Ihe dupes of the polls. No political journalist will ever again allow himself to be bamboozled by pollsters." TtiG London Evening News scolfed: "The public opinion polls have taken the biggest bat- tering in their short history. The polls will not have much impact for many years to come." Said leading Laborilc Michael Foot: ''The results have demol- ished belief in the polls. -They have been blown sky-high. "Xo one in politics will accept Massachusetts GOPs Tell Agnew 'No Thanks' BOSTON (AP) Republican Gov. Fracnis W. Sargent, seek- ing election lo Ihe job he inherit- ed 18 months ago, has politely invited Vice President Spiro T. Agncw lo slay out of the Massa- chusetts campaign. Democrats arc feuding and face a divisive four-way pri- mary for the right lo challenge Sargent. The lanky liberal GOP governor is anxious lo keep them at it and doesn't want In offer them the naliona] adminis- tration as a political target. Sargent isn't interested, al leasl for (he present, in any po- litical assistance from President Nixon, either. "I think we'd belter go it alone Sargent said in an Interview. So, when the nalional parly suggested an Agnew ap- pearance at a June 9 GOP fund-raiding dinner, Sargent de- clined. "1 said that I thought il would not he all lhat the gov- ernor recalled. Bargon! currently Is favored lo win Ihc job he look over when John A. Volpe resigned as gov- ernor to become secretary of transportation. "But I'm a real- he said. "I'm a Republi- can, and there aren't lhat many Republicans in this slate. Any Republican has lo run scared." Furthermore, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy tops the Democratic slale this year, and has prom- ised a vigorous home-slale cam- paign. "I think he's going (o work like Ihe Sargent said. That will make the Republi- can lask more difficult, al- though Massachusetts voters have a reputation for ticket splitling. "I just pray il contin- said Sargonl. Few politicians Ihink Kennedy can be defeated dcspilt the lin- gering problem of his automo- bile accident on Chappaquiddiclc Island nearly a year ago. Kennedy's likely Republican challenger is Josiah Spaiilding, a former GOP slate chairman, insists the senator is vulnerable. "I know 1 have a long, rocky, uphill road Spaulding said. "Bui I'm no starry eyed fool. I'm not in Ihis for nothing. I'm in Ihis to beat him." Spaulding faces parly opposi- tion, conservative John J. Mc- Carthy, who is going after Iho nomination at the June 27 GOP convention. McCarthy, a retired Army of- ficer and once a top aide lo Volnc, is campaigning as an ad- minislralion loyalist. He sent an emissary lo Ihe White House to seek support, hut was told the administration wouldn't take sides. the polls as being worth any- thing now." Immediately before voting Thursday, Ihc polls lined up this way. per cent. La- bor lead; per cent for Labor; National Opinion Polls-AI per cent for Labor; Lou Han-is in the Daily Express per ccnl for Labor; Opinion Research per cent for the Conservatives. Dr. Henry Duranl of Gallup explained: "This is a technique and you gain from experience. YOJ cannot always be righl. "As I have always suspected Ihc question of turnout is su- preme." Gallup avoid slicking ils neck oul ncxl time? "jNo. This is one game where you have to stand up and be counted." Most polls look thsir final samplings at Ihc end of last week and the beginning of this week. OHC. the closest lo Ihe rcsull, was Ihe lasl to lest opin- ion. Most polls also con- vinced Ihe good weather would bring a record turnout of voters of auoul 75-BO per less than 7-1 per cent arc be- lieved lo have voted. Said James Sppnce of NOP: "We had not cxpecled such a low turnor.t. We look our last sampling on Sunday before the bad trade deficit re- ported on Monday."