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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1970, Abilene, Texas rlttlew 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TII YEAR, NO. 257 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 2, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Press (fP) lOc 20c SUNDAY AGAINST THE JIIDIS It's no spoof, says those members of POOI'T (Preservation of Our Femininity and who aye banding to- gether in Beverly Hills, Cal., against the "new, ugly, unfeniininc fashions, especially the micli." The quailol, from loft, Juli Reding itutncr, Linda Hcnson, Carolyn Kent Caoke and Grace Robbitis, plus 20 oilier members of their or- fianiy.alinii are seeking signatures on petitions denouncing the new fashions which they will circulate among designers, stores, and anyone else with influence. (AP Wirephoto) California Fashion Rebellion Ladies Want Midi to Go 'POOFF' BKVK1ILY HILLS, Calif. Ml Complaints anwp over Ihc below- knee skirt toiiiih called midi but nobody did anything it, until the ladies planned POOI'T Week. "We're starting mimciliatcly lo solicit signatures for .1 petition against Ibe new. ujjly, unfcminine fashions, especially the say the ladies. which stands for Preser- vation of our l-'eminity and Finances, is Hie creation of iwo dozen women who live in around Beverly Hills. Most of the wear miniskirts. Time for action is short, the ladies say, because manufacturers and retailers are deciding row the skirt lengths lo sell Ibis fall. Therefore, POOFF week begins March R. when Hie ladies will bear down on collecting petition signatures. Thev say they will encourage both men and women lo sign Ihc petition, which will sent lo designers, lo stores and "lo anyone who can stop this hoax." President Juli Hulncr says. "A Inl of people might say we're a frivolous lot to spend our lime on something like this when there are more important things to worry about___Hut suddenly someone is interfering with our lives. And they're trying lo make fools of us. There arc millions of women who can'i afford to change their fash- ions every whipstitch. "Wo do not want to Ix; dictated lo by a relatively small group of fashion designers either here or in France." Isle of Dogs Gets Answer n.v Tonciuv Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) London offi- cials snapped back today Bt Ihe Isle of Dogs, a dockland com- munity whose residents recog- nize no master. The officials said sclf-Rovern- ment for the 11.000 residents of Fiancee Accepts Afler Seeing Play LONDON' (API Jenny Rod- ricy. a 21-year-nld hank cashier, made one condition before she'd agree lo marry Paddy O'Neill, 22. She wanted to watch him lake off his clothes. Paddy is an actor in UK musi- cal in which pan of the cast strips every night, and Jen- ny wanted lo 'sec him in his working costume. "I don't think I can marry a man who strips in public and has temptation put in his way hy working with nakcil she told her suitor. "I'll have lo FCC the show firsl." So she took Ibe train lo Ixin- don from her home in Manches- ter, watched Paddy on the job, and (ho rest of Ihc cast hack- Stage, and then said "yes." thought the play was mar- velous and Ihc people in it were very promiscuous at she told newsmen. The wedding is sel for August. IVEATHHT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE EISA WEATHER BUREAU (WMrtiir Hap, ft- U) ABILENE AND VICINITY nalui) P'fllV "'I'' ItiunderlhoWKS today, lonisMand OH Hlnh IcJay, Jl degrees; few IMighl, W; hlBll TUSdlTv, 77. Sjull.tfh'Winds, 12- 15 m.p.h. Probability of per COM ItxMv; per cent M per "r.l Tuesday. nnd low la Wtcjrs (ndinq 74 nnd High nnd umt iili I-J 41. Sunul lail nlotitt wvlw fiMj luniel toci'pghli H20 Thames-side acres in Kast London is out of Ihc question. An Isle of Hogs citizens coun- cil opened a campaign for bct- ler schools and shopping cen- ters, more buses and lower rents by declaring the area in- dependent Sunday. Residents blocked two bridges linking Hie isle lo mainland London in a two-hour protest against policies of ilieir local government, Ihe Toner Hamlets Borough Coun- cil. "They can't be council'leader John Orwell said. "We can lake a joke as well as anyone hul (hern is no possi- bilily'of any small area selling ilself up as said a spokesman for Ihc Greater Ivnn- don Council, which helps to gov- ern about 8 million The Isle of Dogs is actually a peninsula in an elbow of the River Thames cut off from (lie rest of Ihc cily by three big car- go docks. English kings used lo keep dogs Ilicrc when Ihc place was mostly marshes. Now 70 per cent of Ihc area is docks and industry, ft has three miles of river frontage, 10 pubs, five churches, six schools and an aroused popidalion. The islanders are pondering plans lo colled their own rents cent live in public hous- ing -and set up their own bus service. "The social amenities arc ap- said Fred Johns, 38, an office worker and leader of the insurgents. "One thousand children have lo travel to school on Ihc main- land every day and three are not enough buses lo lake them. If a ship has lo come through, tlic bridges are swung open ami the children arc late lor class- es." A Tower Hamlets spokesman said the council was about lo publish a detailed planning study of improvements for Ihc Isle of Dogs. "The residents have benlen us to Ihc he said, "The council wanls lo encourage pub- lic participation In government but Ihis is ridiculous.1' Fire Suspends Amarillo Classes AMARILI.O (AP) Classes will foe suspended today and Tuesday nl Amnrillo High School, which was almost destroyed by fire Sunday. The two floors of the three story high school, the city's oldest, were burned out by the which was first reported shortly after It a.m. It is believed iho fire started in Ihe hoilcrroom. One fireman, C. Lililojohn, was Ircalcd for smoke inhalation as approximately 100 firemen from 12 units fought Ihc The damage estimate is expected lo run high. All of Ihe football trophies, pennants and olher sports memorabilia dating back to Ihc 1930s were saved. The, crowd which gathered lo walch is crediled with saving what was believed to be a valuable art collection. They carried Ihc objects out the front door while firemen battled Ihe [ire in Ihc rear. Late Sunday, school officials said plans fcr classes after Tuesday were indefinite. By Tilt; ASSOCIATED 1MIKSS i'-gypl reported Israeli planes killed 3Z soldiers and civilians in a raid on Egyptian military po- sitions in Ihc central and south- ern sectors of the Suez Canal Sunday. It was the second lime in Iwo weeks Hint Egypt bad charged Israeli attackers willi causing heavy casualties. Egypt said on Feb. 13 that Israeli planes killed 70 civilians in an attack on a scrap metal plant 17 miles north of Cairo. The announcement today by Ihc Middle East News Agency did not say bow many of the dead were troops and how many civilians. Hut it said the civil- ians were "working with the armed forces." The Israeli military command in Tel Aviv announced three raids across Ihe canal and said Court Will Hear Appeal On Job Claim WASHINGTON The Supreme Court agreed today lo hear Ihc of a woman whose complaint or job discrim- ination became an issue in the. Supreme Court nomination ot G. Harrold Carswcll. The court accepted for review the case of Ma Phillips, who said slie was refused employ- ment as an assembly trainee be- cause of a rule banning women with pro-school children. Mrs. Phillips complained that this was unlawful sex discrimi- nation under the Civil Ilighls Acl of The U.S. District Court in Orlando. Kla., said her argument about pro-school chil- dren was "irrelevant and imma- terial." The U.S. Court of Appeals in Js'civ Orleans also ruled against .Mrs. Phillips, holding Hint dis- crimination "based on a two- pronged qualification" such as a woman willi pro-school children was not sex discrimination un- der I he act. Although Carswcll did not rule direclly in Hie case, bo was one of 10 circuit court judges who voted against reconsidering Mrs. Phillips' plea by the full court. When Carswell's nomination was being considered by (tic .Senate Judiciary Committee, liep. Palsy T. Mink, D-Hawaii, said Carsivell's position in liic Phillips case showed be was not qualified to sit on the Supreme Court. Mrs. Mink said Carswcll "demonstrated a lolal lack of understanding of the concept of equably" and that his voie "represented a vole against Die right of women lo be trealcd equally and fairly under the law." The Nixon Administralion cn- Icrcd the case on Mrs. Phillips' side sayinfi lower court deci- sions against her condoned dis- crimination and should he re- versed. sonic planes penetrated miles into Egypt. The command said all planes relumed safely. There was no estimate of Ihc raids' effect. In Israeli-occupied City, military officials said three Ar- abs were killed and seven wounded today when a hand grenade was 'thrown into the passport office. Officials said it was possible one of the dead men was the all acker. Jt WHS the second grenade al- in in a week. Last week one Arab was killed and 39 were injured when a grenade was thrown. Activity iilso was reported on Ihc Israeli-Lebanese front, where an Israeli spokesman i-aid saboteurs from blew up a house in a frontier sclllcir.cnl but caused no cns- uallies. II was the fifth civilian home attacked in two weeks by guerrillas from Lebanon, Israeli officials said. OiNLY l-'OOT TRAFFIC A pedestrian makes her way through deep snow past a traffic liglil in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in Russia. The city is now digging out from a five- clay the help of shovels and bulldozers. Photo is from Novosli, Soviet press agency. (AP Wirepholo) Maddox Loses In Seeking Second (AP) Gov. lister Maddox lost unanimous- ly in the Supreme Court today his bid to be iillowcd to file as a candidate lo succeed himself as governor of Georgia. The high court said that "for want of jurisdiction" it was re- jecting Maddux's plea that it strike down Georgia's constitu- tional proviso prohibiting a gov- ernor from succeeding himself for second four-year term. Maddox had asked a Su- preme Court review after Ihc Georgia Stale Supreme Court found Ihc stale constitutional restriction on consecutive terms for governors lo lie valid and threw out his case. The stale court had found that (he cnnsliliilional proviso does not violate the due process and equal protection clauses of the U.S. Conslilulion. iMaddnx's effort to win a try at a second term was opposed" by Georgia Ally. Arthur K. Hollon and by Ihc Dcmocra- NEWS INDEX Am-.iFemenls 4D Bridge 53 ClossilJcd 5-SD Comics 5-8D Editorials............. 2D Hc.-oiccpe............. 53 Hospitol Palicils........6B Obituaries SD Spc.-ls 6-8A To Ycv-r Hcclih___-IB 7V Leo 7C il tic and Republican parties of Georgia. Maddox opened campaign in stale, court willi a suit lo re- quire Secretary of Stale Ben W. 1 "orison Jr., to plncc Maddox' on Ibe election ballots. Afler the stale conn turned him down, Mwdclox appealed lo Ihe stale supreme court which dismissed his case after ruling the stale constitutional restric- tion valid. .Maddox cntilcndcd thai Ihe stale conslilullon violates his riph'.s under Ihe due process and equal protection clauses of Hie U.S. Constitution and thffl it constitutes an "invidious dis- crimination and "n unreason- able and arbitrary restriction" on his right lo seek a consecu- tive term as governor. Are Cigarette Ads Going Off TV? liy ELL1K nUCKKR and I1KTTY (ililSSOM (J. When arc cigarclle commercials going off of TV? My molhcr saltl Iliat they wore gnlng off hut they haven't gone oil yd. I hope you can ansiicr tills. A. llight now there's no date set for elimi- nating cigarette commercials. The House and .Senate have passed bills relating lo this subject, but Ihe House wanls lo I'UOIIIBIT HKGULATfON of cigarette advertising by federal agencies, while Ihe Senate passed a measure outlawing cigarclle advertising on radio and TV by .Inn. I, 1071. Until the dif- ferences arc resolved by Congress, (here's no law banning cigarcltc commercials. Q. Is there a government office we might contact concerning n cousin ulin was In the Navy? He was raised by my mother after Ids parents were killed. Several years ago he Joined Ihc Navy and UP. haven't heard from him since. My mother passed away and I am not expected ID live much, longer because of n lioail condition. It's Iniporlanl (o me lo flnrt him nml know how he Is or If he's alise. A. Write immediately to: Bureau of Tsaval 1'ersonncl; Naval Dcpl., Washington, D. C. Include your cousin's full name, rank (if known) Social Security and Service number (if known) and any other inform- ation that will help identify him such as his Lisl known address. Also include your relationship to him and n full explanation of your reason for requesting his address as ihis information will lie released only lo a family member. The American lied Cross has been alerted and will contact you directly. Q. I Mould like (o know ufial's wrong with the nld school year and why the new one? I'd like, to know why (he. school year vias changed? II Mas okay the. way II uas! A. The Stiitc Legislature decided Ihis in Ihc lasl session for two reasons according lo Hep. Grani .loncs. One, many people feel school facilities should IK utilized morn fully, school buildings represent a tre- mendous investment that is Iwing used only 7fi per cent of the year. Secondly, students feel liicy need more lime lo absorb Ihis. Incidentnlly, Iherc are only five more .school days under Ihis new system. Q. 1'pccnlly nur snnn-lo-ho-lS-yrars-nlil Clilhn.ihiia dng died. Could you please (ell us unat the average years of life Is fnr Ihis lypc of dog? Alsn, age liic oldest dog vlien it died? A. Yours was a hardy Chihuahua because a local vet says the average life-span is W-2 years for Ibis lypc of dog. The oldest reliably reported dog in the world was a lila: k Labrador Gun dog named Adjutant. Horn in Kngl.ind on August H, lOM, he died N'ov. 20, 10G3 at age 27 years, three months, accord- ing lo Ihe Reference Dcpt, at the Public Library. Q. I unrk for n local clothing manufacturing company and would like In know if there arc any laws vrtiulrlng InsliillniFiU of some type of vacuum for lint. As are so concerned about air nnllullnn, they should he concerned about (his. I don't think It would cosl Ibe, company much (o he up (o date and Install a lint filler because the health of human Iteings In the plant is involved. A. Tom Rogers at Ihe llcallh Depl. says there's no law requiring vacuums for lint, but if a situation warrants it the Stale Health will recommend such a system bo installed after a thorough inves- tigation. You could report the situation to him nl Action Line passed your suggcslion along to Ibe four clothing manufacturers and each said they felt the problem was adequately handled in llioir plants. One company has a pressure gun at the sewing machine lo keep linl from gathering, several had exhaust fans In conlrol lint ami dust, one company has a vacuum built Into tho air conditioning system that draws out and fillers the air, The managers agreed that someone ex- tremely allci-gic lo dust or lint might have a problem working in a clothing manufac- turing plant. Address rjiiesllons to Acllnn Mnp, Box 30, Abilene, Texas, Names will not he used but questions must be slgued and addresses given, ;