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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 25, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 90TH YEAR, NO. 9 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 25, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Prfss lOc SUNDAY Mideast Peace Ploy Launched WASHINGTON (AP) Secre- tary o[ Stale William P. Rogers said loday Hie United Stales lias launched a diplomatic peace ef- fort in the Middle East designed "to encourage Ihe parlies to slop shooting and start talking." Rogers told a news conference the Unilcd Stales wants tlic Israel, Syria Each Claim Planes Down By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Air, lank and artillery battles swept Hie Syrian-Israeli frontier today in Hie wake of Israeli air strikes against two Arab anuy camps rear Damascus. Each side claimed it had downed an enemy plane. The military command in Tel Aviv said a Syrian MIG21 was downed in Syrian territory in the Ml. Hermon area alter a brief dogfight. By Israeli count, .it was the 24lh Syrian plane shot down since the 1967 Middle East war. In Damascus, a spokesman said Syrian ground batteries caught an Israeli Phanlon fight- er-bomber and sent it crashing into Israeli occupied territory 15 miles west of Ihe cease-fire line. Israeli tanks and .planes crossed the cease-fire line to at- tack Syrian emplacement and guri positions, and fighting was still going on at 1 a.m. spokesman, said. Fighting broke out along the entire 50-mile cease-fire line but was heaviest" in Ihe central sec- tor, military sources said. There was no immediate re- port of casualties, but the spokesman said all Israeli planes were safe. Persons in Tiberias, on the Sea of Galilee 10 miles from the cease-fire line, said they could hear Ihe explosions. Arab and Israeli foes lo move, under United Nations towards a just and lasting peace which lakes fully into account the legitimate aspirations and concerns of all governmenls and peoples of (he area." The U.S. foreign affairs chief refused to go inlo detail on the U.S. peace proposal, but il was understood the U.S. plan calls on Egypt, Israel and Jordan lor: cease-fire for at least 90 days. start of negotiations un- der auspices of U.N. mediator Gunnar Jarring. QUESTION FOR THE FUTURE Mrs. J. F. Adams of Houston carries her son, Moss, five months, with a question for HID future as she attends a hearing on pollution. Some 45 witnesses in Houston told a Texas Air Control Board hearing on proposed standards for the Houston-Galveslon region that state standards were too lenient. (AP Wirephoto) Twister Claims Small Baby, Injures 17 in South Texas By THE PRESS A 10-day-old baby was killed and 17 olher persons suffered in- juries Wednesday evening as a lornado smashed through a clus- ter of trailer homes near Bishop in Soulh Texas. The twister struck as vicious thunderstorms ranged through areas in bolh the north and south parts of Hie stale and more than five inches of rain drenched a section near Ihe Lower Texas Coasl. Swooping from a black Hum- dcrhcad, the funnel cloud wreck- ed eight trailer houses in the Golden Acres Park two miles east of Bishop, damaged 10 olh- ors and flipped over several cars. .lohn Karl Allred Jr., born one and a half weeks ago, died as Ihe lornado wrecked his parents' trailers. The injured, including parents of Ihe dead baby, were treated at a hospital and the naval.air station dispensary in neighbor- ing Kingsville. Only six persons were kept in Ihe hospital over1- night. Hal Boswell said the twister hit first at a farm house where House Demos Move To Override Veto By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST Associated Press Writer WASmNGTON (AP) House Democrats, figuring to be the winners even if they lose, moved today to override Presi- dent Nixon's veto of a bil- lion hospital construction bill. Tltey' went inlo today's vole not particularly confident of, picking up the two-thirds major- ity to overcome the presidential rejection of the measure, but feeling relatively assured of making political hay regardless. The Democrats felt tlwy couldn't be hurt polilically by voting for hospital construction at a time when Nixon is asking Congress to make available million for loans to hard-pressed railroads. Furthermore, many OOP members say they slill are criu- cizcd back home for sustaining Ihe President's veto of a big health arid education money bill last January. Wilh congressional clcclioiis less than five months away, candidates don't want to pro- vide their opposition any addi- tional campaign fodder. "From an intellectual stand- a high ranking GOP leader said privately, "I think Ihe President is right, but the intellectuals don'l do all Ihe vot- ing in my dislrict. The liming on this is not too fortunate." Republicans look no solid po- silion on the veto at a parly conference Wednesday. Some paid Ihey would vole to uphold the President with the under- standing a new bill would be passed to meet major While House objections. The bill didn't register a sin- gle vote of opposition when il passed Ihc House and the Son- ale originally and again when it cleared bolh brandies in com- promise form. A House override sends the measure lo Ihe Sonale where annlhor two-thirds majority is required. A he lives and Ihen spun a quar- ter mile on the ground into the park where there were about 25 trailers. Flyning glass cut Bos- well on one arm. "It's surprising that more peo- ple were nol said Alice newsman Whitey Sawyer, who was among those at the scene. .Men were sent from Ihe Kings- ville naval air station to help hunl for the Allred baby. II look them nearly five hours to find the liny body. Before nightfall a severe thun- derstorm worning went out for residents of Whicila and Wilbar- ger Counties in the Red River Valley after radar detected a massive storm moving south- ward from Oklahoma near Elec- tra. I-aler in the evening a severe storm watch was posted for Jim Hogg County in extreme Soulh Texas. The .alerls expired word of further damage. Flood warnings went out for sections near Ihe coast drained by the Nueces River, where the Weather Bureau reported more than five inches of rain in rural areas within a couple of hours. Corpus Christ! measured 4.72 inches of rain in seven hours. Galveston received 3.38, Bceville and Kingsville both 3.25 and Col- iad 2.10. The rainfall broughl Go- liart's Iwo-day total to more than five inches. Moisture amounts of an inch or more were gauged at numer- ous points. Moderate showers continued mosl of the nighl over Ihe Low- er Rio Grande Valley. Fog moved inlo coaslal sec- tions before dawn, sharply re- ducing visibility in places. It was hot again Tuesday near- ly everywhere in the state, with afternoon temperatures climbing as high as 99 degrees at El Paso and Wichita Falls. In getting Inlo negotiations, the Mideast rivals would also have to accept the 1967 U.N. Se- curity Council resolution outline for a Mideasl peace settlement. Egypt nnd Jordan would have lo commit themselves to the principle of peace with Israel, recognizing her right lo exisl- ence within secure borders. Is- rael, in return, would pledge withdrawal from Arab territo- ries she conquered in the 1967 war. Rogers' prepared opening stalemenl al lite news confer- ence said nothing about Ihc art- decision on Is- rael's request for more jet war planes. Concerning the peace initia- tive. Rogers said: "Recent and disquieting events in Ihe Middle Kasl led President Nixon on April 29 lo order a Ihormich review nf all political and military aspects ot Hie problem. Thai review has now been concluded. "As a covnqneiicp. ot the re- view, the Uniled Stales has un- dertaken a political initiative the objective of which is lo en- courage Hie parlies to stop shooting and start talking unrler the auspices of Ambassador Jarring in accordance wilh Ihe resolutions of the Security Coun- cil. "Our objective in launching this initialive has been to en- courage the parties lo move In- wards a jusl and lasting pace which takes fully into account Ihe legilimate aspirations and concerns of all governmenls and peoples of the area. In light of thai objective, we believe il would not be useful lo disclose at this lime details of the politi- cal initiatives or to discuss publ- icly military assistance (or Is- rael. Shriver to Back Demo Campaigns WASHINGTON (AP) Sar- gent Shriver, passing up any immediate run for public office, has taken over the job of bol- stering Democratic congression- al campaigns across Ihe nation. He said his party-backed "Congressional Leadership for Ihe Future" project will be small but will try to interest persons nol always involved in s I u d e n I leaders, business executives, ed- ucators and minorily spokes- help congressional can- didates. A GOP VICTORY Barry Jl. Goldwater Jr., bachelor congressman from California, shares victory excitement with cheerleaders after the Republicans beat the Democrats, 6-4, in the an- nual congressional baseball game at RFK Sta- dium. Goldwaler singled and stole two bases. The cheerleaders arc, from left, Mary Ellen Terziu and Judy Beard, secretaries lor Rep. John Buchanan, R-Ala., and Nancy Tate, secre- tary for Rep. William E. Brock'III, R-Tenn. (AP Wirephoto) Few Concessions Granted to Caver By nOD ARMISTEAI) Ilcpoilcr-Ncws Staff Writer The .Abilene City Council Thursday replied lo Negro leader Howard Caver's six recommcndalions made last monlti, nol concretely granting any of them. Some of Ihe replies were virtually Ihe same as those given lo recommendations by Ihe Mexican-American Commis- sion last fall. Several replies were lo Ihe effect Ihal Ihe council itself lark authority lo grant the recom- mendations. CAVEIl SUGGESTED a change in the responsibility for making the agenda for council meetings so p e r s o n a 1 i I y problems" wouldn't crop up; night council meetings, more town-hall meetings, live radio coverage of council meetings; Also, work loward a family counseling center, minorily representatives on all cily boards; publication of an annual yearbook; and repeal of the Charier provision prohibiling cily employes lo engage in pnlilics. The council's reply Thursday said minority citizens have been asked lo serve on boards .ind declined: 'Tiecenl experience has been llial bolh .Mexican- American and black citizens have refused Ihese appointments for various reasons. II is hoped (Sre COUNCIL, Pg- 3-A) Meat Report Spurs Demand for Probe NEWS INDEX Amusements 8A Business Notes 2A.4A Bridge.............. 9B CtoKificd.......... 12-156 Comics IIB Editorials I OB Horoscope I B Hospital Palients 16A Obituaries............. 3A Sports.............9-H A This Man's Arl 8A To Your Good Hcolih------I 2A TV Loq 7B Women's News........4.5B By LAWRENCE L. KMJTSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) A congressional watchdog report charging filthy, rat-ridden meat-packing planls were al- lowed lo stay in production by U.S. inspectors has brought a senator's demand for a probe o( the Agriculture Deparlmcnt il- self. The report by the General Ac- counting Office said unsanitary conditions or contaminated meat were found in 44 of 48 Mid- western packing plants inspect- ed last year. Two of the offend- ing planls are now closed and the others have improved sub- Group Says Gala Could Be Bloodbath By TOM SEPPV Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Ttc Honor America Day gala sched- uled for July