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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 12, 1970, Abilene, Texas porter 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT n mr i il'iumn i [i IIM BOTH YEAR, NO. 267 PHONE 073-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79G04, THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 12, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS I'reiu IOC SUNDAY C'AHKYINC; OUT SKNTKXO; Two University of Michigan Sen. Gaylonl Nelson, Michigan Gov. William Milliken students sleilge hammers and carry out a sentence ot (Icslrutlion liaiulcd down a mock court in Ann Arbor. The and (.'iilerlaincr Arlluir Godfrey. SUidenls climaxed the event with the collection and return of thousands of soft drink cans aulo, representing mini's inlent to pollute Hie air, was ballcrcil, as a symbol ot man's waste of human and natural resources, turned over and stripped at the University (each-in on pollu- (AP Wircplioln) lion. Speakers at Ihu event, which drew persons, were Finding School Aid Cow Too Sacred lly JOHN IIKCKI.KU Associated I'rcss Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon liacl belter find an- oiher program in which tn save a IjUlc money, lie's having no link with Public I-aw 874. Thai's llic one providing school aid in federally impacted districts including large numhci's of children of U.S. gdvcrimienl employes. Nixon made il Ko. 1 last iirinlh on Ilial list of 57 obsolete programs and "sacred cows" lie would most like do wiilinul in an effort lo save billion. But while his lieutenants in the House were introducing leg- islation Wednesday designed lo oul his wishes, other menilx'rs were fattening Up im- pacted areas even more. Nixon has budgeted no money for t.'ie program in fiscal 1971 unless il is drastically revised. Bui House and "Senate conferees arc rearing agreement on a bill iliat could nearly double iis cost lo more than SI billion. The program, which figured prominently in Nixon's vclo of a bcallh-cdiicalion money bill sev- eral weeks ago, lias been a thorn in the side of the last four presidents. Q. Saturday Is my daughter's birthday. And Instead nl a parly re I a king her friends to see Die Children's Theater play at fair Park. Conlil you find oul Imw long llic play u I nerd to know riRhl away so I mil fill in the time on her i in i la linn. A. li lasts one hour tfrnm 1 p.m. 'n 2 p in.' says ACT Director Gary Kldririye! Public: performances will lie this Saturday and next Saturday (the and tlie play incidentally is Aesop's Kalablcs. a takeoff nil Aesop's Fables. Admission is 50 cents for chil- dren, ?1 for athills. I.el the ticket-taker know you're celebrating a birthday and the court jester, will announce it to Iho audience. They'll sin" "Happy Birthday" and (he cast will present an autographed program to each member of the birthday party. Q. K a child moves from annlhci' stale and has ll'l crcdils in school, can (lie sclionl here take li'i of lliosc credits away from him? A. No, lliosc credits earned will be carried on his records; however, they might not be applied loward his graduation requirements. Whether or not all crcdils arc accepted and applied loward graduation is not a local school decision, says School Supl. A. K. Wells; Ihis is determined by the Assn. of Secondary Schools and Colleges. For example, one'.c may four crcdils for while (he slate of Texas gives only I wo credits for P.K. The records will carry four credits, but only (wo will be applied toward graduation require- ments. Q. I'm confused about Hie question in Monday's paper in regard lo Lawrence Welk gelling his slart at the. Woolen Ifnlcl! Are you sure II was the Woolen? He said In Ids answer II was llic Ilillon. A. You arc correcl. II wasn't Ihe Woolen at all but Ihe Windsor Ilial was called Ihe Ilillon a( Ihe lime WclK was hero. As you say, this was clarified in Hie answer. Q. How far (annul) Is U from l.amln, Texas, (n Hie nnilliein- mosl part o( Also, about lly KLI.IE UUCKKIl and m-nTY GR1SSOM how far is it frnm Laredo In (lie xnullKTiiiiiOsl part of South America'' A. The approximate distance In llic northern tip of Alaska is Ifiltl miles. From Laredo lo Ihe soulhcni lip of Soulh America is G.ilXl miles. We had some difficulty deciphering your letter, so in case it was (he distance to llic northern tip of Sntilh America you were requesting, Ilial distance is approximately miles. Q. fs It legal fnr our unmarried danjihlcr lo claim ns a dcdiiclirm on her Incnnir lav return (he li n s ]i 11 a I a I I o n Insurance payments made by us, her pmeiils. in her hehaif? She pays us hi rash as she can, but we mall a check In (lie company Ihe first of each mnnlli. This leaves her uilhni'l rriTluls, hu( she does have (he. policies. A. Action Line is advised by a local income !ax aulliority Dial if you are not claiming your daughter as a deduction on your return and you arc not claiming Ihe amount of premium as a deduction, Ihcn your daughter may lake Ihe deduction, la lieu of receipts in the event of an audit, jusl bring Ihe insurance policy lo show thai it was in force during thai year. What's (lie term for a word nr phrase Mini is spelled Ihe same backward and as radar? Saw this in your Gralflll cartoon a few days ago. A. It's a palindrome and I hey can be words, sentences or verses. Il's from the Greek Palindromes which means running back again. Some other examples arc and "Madam I'm Adam." Address ijiicMlons In Arllon Line, :IO, Abilene, Texas, VflMM. Names Nil not he used but questions must lie .signed and addresses glu-n. Starling willi Dwight D. Ei- senhower each one has tried lo cnl il down or at least restore it 10 its original purpose. Kill Con- gress has conlimially expanded 11 until now Ml of the congressional districts get mon- ey from Hie program. That makes il aboul as sacred as a sacred cow can gel. When it began in 1952 the pro- gram was inlended lo reim- burse school districts near mili- lary facilities. The theory was that parents living on the bases paid no taxes to Hie school dis- trict lo help meel the cost of ed- ucating their children. It was a small program thai seemed em- inently fair and it had wide sup- porl. During llic next few years ad- vocates of general federal school aid seized on the impact program as a way lo help their cause. Children of all federal em- ployes were brought under the act. So were children of civil- ians who worked on federal pro- perly. So were children ot de- fense workers. It no longer mattered where the parent lived or whether they paid school taxes. If the children were in large enough concentration Hie school dis- tricts were reimbursed. From an original cost of less Ihan S10D million the program swelled lo million in the ap- propriations bill Nixon vetoed. And despilc bis aversion lo it he was forced lo accept S520 mil- lion impacted aid money in the compromise bill ho finally signed. In Nixon's budget for next year, funds for Ihe program are made contingent on a complclc revision lhat would restore Ihe original focus although allowing "WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU [Woafher Pg. 10A] ARILEHE AND VICINITY radius) Clearing and cokj loday: and co'd 'on'qhl; ckxjdy lo pArlly c'ocdy ard A liINf warmer Friday. lod.iy, in Ihe 30's; low Innkial, rw.v 75; rvnh Friday, rear SS. Norlhrrly winds, I01S ni.p.h. Hrqli and low Icr ?j-hcurs (r.d'rq 5 n.rn.: 31 and !5. H'gh snrl ddle Mil year: J? and 22. Svr.scl nfqnr: sunrise lodAy: J'jnsel Iwiignl: t.-.H. some additions. If his conditions are met Nixon says he will million for the pro- gram. Bui House and Senate confer- ees are meeting on new school aid legislation that nol only ig- nores .N'ixon's suggestion but creates still more areas of fed- eral impact. Children living in federally as- sisted public housing are count- ed, under Ihe bill. So are cliil- drcii of Cuban refugees and chil- dren of migratory workers. If Ihis goes Ihrougli llic cost of Public Law 874 in the next fiscal year will be slightly over bil- lion. That could be enough of an impact on Nixon lo cause him to read' for his veto pen again. Hy ANTHONY AUJOHKLLI Associalcd J'ress Writer N1CW YORK (AIM Bombs exploded in the mid-Manhattan skyscraper offices of three giant industrial corporations early In- day, marking Ihe second such alla'ck or, businesses in three months. The blnsls caused cx- Icnsive damage but no injuries were reported. An anonymous male caller telephoned polke to warn o[ the impending explosions al the of- fices of Mobil Oil Co., Inlcriia- lional business Machines and General Telephone Electron- ics, and the buildings were evacuated. Police said llic caller also warned of a bomb at a fmirlh sile, an office building housing the New York offices of Litton Industries, bul there was no ex- plosion Micro and a search turned up no device. The blasls were the latest in a series of bombings thai have hit Manhattan skyscrapers and fed- eral buildings. Five persons were charged in connection willi a four-month sequence of bomb- ings last November. More recently Iliero was Ihe explosion of a Greenwich Vil- lage towntiouse where police said members of a militant left- wing group were fashioning bombs and apparently bungled the job. Police were reported i-hecking any possible link between the Icwnbousc group and the earlier case. Anonymous Idlers lo media said Ihe earlier bombings were blows against American big business, Hie gov- ernment and the military. Today's blasls wen; supposed lo have gone off at a.m., Ihp caller told police when lie telephoned al a.m. The first went off on schedule in a 34lh floor public hnlhvay al Die Mobil office on Kast 42nd Street. 11 caused cxlensive, siuictural damage, liie fire de- parlmcnt said. The second occurred 15 min- utes Inter on the 12th floor of the I KM office al 425 Park Avenue at 55th Street. II blaslcd a 2n- square fool hole in llic floor, fire officials said. The final blast came a fircat deal of truth in Ihe Ilial polities are involvd. of the Democrats on the millcc doubled thai Nixon really minted Ihe bill. Sn they voted lo gel il oul and see." OBVKItSKLY, if Ihe Democrals on the 25-irenArr panel bolllcd il up OMAH BUHI.KSON' sees guaranteed income they would be open lo the charge in the lall campaign thai they had blocked a Republican effort lo solve the wclfaie problem. ploy laid to the Demo- crats is i hey believe lhal Family Assistance1, if passed inlo law. will backfire against I lie C10P hcuausc of the cost. H is anticipated lhal it would add nimilser IS million persons lo the current welfare rolls of 10 mil'ion and lhat llic federal cosl would increase from billion lo billion. miHLKSON nitANDED parly tactics as "bad because there is principle involved and this i? no way to legislate." Hul he found COP meirJiers as well as fellow Democrats in the political worn! pile. "There are Republicans on the committee who d'i like Ihis thing cither, bill they went filong because il is a Republican I' r e s i d cut' s program. I didn't follow Demo- i-raiic Administrations when I thought I rev were wrong." said the niii.s'Tviilivo lawmaker, who was oul of step with much of the ('iinies'.ic policies advocated by Prcsic'cnts .lolni F. Kennedy and 1.', ndon i; Johnson. Only Iwo other panel members, Imlh Democrals. joined Burleson in voting againsl sciidn-.K Ihe bill lo the floor See HUHLKSMN. T'g. AL'liOliA. Neb. (AP) _ llo'.v does a quii'l little town ro.icl uluvi word spreads lhal 1.7 nil- lion pounds of bombs lickctrd for Vietnam arc slrcvvn at Ms doorstep by a (rain II happened Wednesday In central Nebraska town of Au- rora, pupnlalion Ami II.R people qniclly, latn.j aliiicsl ;i lio-hum altitude. Mrs. Robert Willis, who lives near Die scene of the derailment al Ibe edpe of town, said: "I suppose it's In wor- ry when you hear Ihe 'bomb', bill (here wa< no panic. People jusl figured it jasl hip- pencil and there wasn't irtich danger." The Willises were nmonc wv- ernl families wlio decider! lo leave their iiomcs afler a P.'ir- Img'.ou-Norlbern freigl.l li.iin derailed. Tliirly-fiuir o! them loaded uilli 7.1U llic tracks vilirn wheel Irouble caused the CMIS lo pile up "like a railriiad said. Dnm- was estimated al -SI millrin. The big bombs, (he type used in boaibcis. u eve nnl armed or fused. Uul it was chilling io s nne lo MT the bombs scallered aiion! son reel along Die "II didn't blither me lo walk iir.1 bombs." said Aurora Snpl. lioherl Coihren. "There were pcnplc all over Hie plare No one soemcd wor- ried." Afler conferring with officials of llic Cornbnskcr Army Ammu- nition 1'lanl at nearby Grand Is- land, where the bombs were, Coihren ordered town schools closed for two days. A bomb leani from Ft. Riley, Kan., arrived lale Wednesday and assured the lown there was no The families who Icfl their homes relumed Wednesday ami Coihren bad had uevss for the resume today. ;