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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1970, Abilene, Texas potter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 89T1I YEAR, NO. 2G8 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 13, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS 7'resj lOc SUNDAY Cambodia Mobs it Viet Quarter Crowds Attack Houses in Phnom Penh Prayer Before Battle U.S. Marines alleiid Mass celebrated on a makeshift altar, the hood of a jeep, prior lo making an onslaught at a Viet Cong position south of Da Nang in Vietnam. The service was held at the edge of a Giant helicopter pad in Hie Que Son Valley, 22 miles southwest of Da Nang. (AP Wirepnolo) Hy I'KTKH 0'I.OUGHLIN Associated 1'icss Writer BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) Mobs of Cambodians demon- strated loday for the Ihircl day against North Vietnamese and Vicl Cong troops using their counlry and raided (lie Viet- namese quarter (if I'hnom Pcnli, Itic capital informed sources in Bangkok said. The crowds attacked houses and stores owned by Viet- namese and Inolcd lloinan Cath- olic churches. No deaths were reported, bill al leasl four Viet- namese were reported hospital- ized. Cambodia's nilci', Prince No- rodom Sihanouk, said in Paris that tlic were the work of rigid-wingers trying lo force his nation into "Hie American camp." Hut the Cam- bodian cabinet said the demon- strators were "worthy of and (lie National As- sembly made known that it "strongly supports" the demon- strators." Pririci: Sihanouk, who has been on his annual health visit lo Prance, said lie would leave today lor Phnom Penh but would slop on the way in Mos- cow anil Peking, apparently lo ask tile Soviets and the Chinese to smooth over things between him and Hanoi. The cabinet statement, broad- cast by Hadio Phnom Penh, said "several hundred thou- sand" residents o[ Phnom Penh had demonstrated lo support the people of Svay Riang Province, which the Viet Cong have infil- trated lieavilv. ELL1E RUCKIOil and BICTTY GHISSOM Is Hypodermic Needle Illegal? ion To Texas Ranch Q. Is II against Uir law lo possess a hypodermic needle'.' If so, what almul people. arc diabetic or allergic and give lliomselves shols? A. Il's unlawful to possess narcotic paraphernalia and if a hypodermic needle was being used for the purpose of injecting narcotics, (his would he a violation of Ihe law. However, simply possessing a hypodermic needle is not illegal; il depends on whal il's being used for. The investigat- ing officer "certainly wouldn't arrest a diabetic who Wits shooting District Attorney Ed 1'aynlcr said. If the investigat- ing officer believes Ihc needle is lor un- lawful purposes, il ivoulil be up to the courts lo decide who was right and il there was an actual violation. Q. 1 have purchased a liilc model car with tape player and a lot of tapes came wllh It. They arc all rock and roll nr music wliich'appcals lo Ihc younger set. Hclng veil up In jCri''S I like soil swcel music of yesteryears. Is Itiero a tape exchange or some way of exchanging these lapes'-' A There's no Tape Exchange in Ihis ftrea-unless il's hiding oul behind a mesriiiile tree where Action Line can't find II There has been one here in Ihc past, nut ll'wenl out of business. However, your tapes aren't useless, they can lie erased and re- recorded with "soft, sweet music o vcstcrvears" for about S-l per tape at a local store thai specializes in lapcs. This method would save you more man per tape over Ihe cost of new tapes. 0 Is a discharged serviceman entitled (n benefits unilcr unemployment Insur- ance regulations? A Yes in mosl cases, but there arc cjuaiiticaiions lhal must be mcl: I) he must have 90 or more continuous days of active service in (He armed forces, 2) he must have teen discharged or released under conditions olhcr HKHI dishonorable S) he must have had a certain amour .of active service in Ihc Armed Forces within a base period specified in Ihc slalc unemployment durance law. For a particular situation, contacl the nearest Slate Employment Com- mission. By TEl) POWr.llS Associated Press Writer SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) Johnson returned to his ranch near Stonewall, Tex., loday alter nearly two weeks or treatment erics, hospital aulhorilies an- nounced. The hospital bulletin said Doc- tors have asked the former president lo avoid strenuous Di- stressful activities and lo obtain plenty of rest. The bullclin quoted doctors as saying they believe the former president gradually can increase his activities to a normal level. The former president relumed to Ihe rr.nch with Mrs. Johnson by automobile. He was flown from tl'.c ranch lo the Army's Hrooko General Hospital in a helicopter March 2 after clieM plans began occurring Feb. 20. Departure was made without prior notice. Doctors said they wanted as liltlc scurrying about as possible when he left. "The former president's vital signs have remained stable for Die past several days and there has been mi recurrence of the chest pains." He went to (he hospital and lo his presidential suile atop the installation after recurring pains in his chest and in his lefl arm. The pains often jolted Johnson awake al night. Doctors said their main object was lo prevent Ihe ailment from leading to another heart attack such as the massive one he suf- fered in [035 when he was .Senate majority leader. Viet Helicopter Ground VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) U.S. jet fighter-bombers de- slroynd a N'orth Vietnamc.se hel- icopter on the ground in Ihe llo Chi Minn Trail region of south- ern Laos, informed sources said today. The sources said il was Ihe first confirmation of a North Viclnnuic.se helicopter in Laos, although there have boon uncon- firmed reports of at Icasl three being sighlcd in the Plain of Jars region of northeastern Laos. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map. Pg. !C) ABILENE AND VICINITY [-10-mile Fflir and warmer today and tonight; pa-lly cloudy and mild High loday, r.onr 50; [anight, ndir 35: Saturday. In the L'.gl-t and vjn.ib'e winds looay. becoming southerly al ID-li m.p.h. saluiday. H'gh ard lov; [or ending 9 a.m.: 36 and II. High And law urne dj'e lasl year: 55 arw1 79. Sunset List riigM: njnrije today: tcnigJil: The sources said (he helicop- ter, a Russian MM, was parked on the ground under camouflage opposite the A Shan Valley re- gion of South Vietnam. The American planes al- lackcd il three days ago, Ihe sources said, and the. destruc- tion was confirmed by photo- graphs taken by American re- connaissance planes. "On one pass Ihc bombers knocked off the rolor one source said. "On Ihe second pass they turned il over. On Ihe third pass Ilioy blew it up." The helicopter was said to have four rolor blades and clamp shell doors lhal open from the back. Meanwhile informed sources said battlefield action had sub- sided lo its lowest level in three months. One source said that a buildup of as many ns seven North Viet- namese batlalions had been nol- cd southwest of Ihe Plain of Jars. Fruit Hurl; Extent Hot Known Yet The area fruit crop lias been damaged by the recent cold and frost, Abilene nurserymen queried Friday morning agreed, hut most said extent of damage cnuld not be determined until there had been more sunshine. Most of Hie nurserymen fool things aren'l as bad as they might moisture provided by snow and water has blocked Hie freeze damage, and pre- vented loss of moM of ihe budding Fruit, they said. Marvin .Myers, however, of Nursery, believes the damage extensive. "I'll say most of it's gone, as hard a freeze ns we've bad ..1 doubt if we'll have much fruit this year." year." Late pcaclies, he Ihinks, are the only frail (hat we may have in abundance. Everything else, lie said, was in bud and was frozen: Bill llnll nt Abilene Nursery Srod and Paint Store, said, "Well, we've had moisture and thai would going lo take a lot of sunshine, before we'll really know." Fruit buds which haven't opened up, he said, will survive, and Hie tendency of frosl lo .sclllc at low levels, coupled willi Hie protective moisture provided by snow, will protect much of the budding fruit. Al Wcstgate Nursery and Garden Center. Mrs. Mary said: "I don't think Hint it's all do think there has been fame damage, but I don't think it has all been killed...." It's hard lo say right now, she said: "We won't" know until the sun has been out for a full day or more." Plum trees, she might have suffered more damage than oilier varieties. Mrs. Paula Carter al 'Elm- wood Gardens said: "I'm sure there's a lot of il hurt, but you can'l Icll, really, because il hasn't thawed out enough. Snow, she said, will have helped protect the fruit, but "it. moiled ol( yesterday" and there will be damage from the frost this much, "it's too early lo tell." Oil, SPEW GULF Oil spews a hundred feel into the air as an offshore rig blows wild in the Gulf of Mexico off (lie Louisiana coasl. Efforts lo cap the well arc under- way Intt meanwhile up to barrels of oil per day are being emptied into the Gulf. Story on Pg. 7A. (AP Wircpholo) ixon Asks Law to Protect Funds WASHINGTON (AP) dent M.xon asked Congress lo- day for a law affecting employe pensions with the aim of crack- ing down on conflicts of interest ami improper financial dealings by pension fund administrators. In a special message, Nixon said billion now is invested in private pension and welfare funds covering ahoul 50 million workers. mosl of Ihc plans arc carefully managed by responsi- ble he said, "ive must make certain Dial Ihc employe's rioncy is ful'y protected." One requirement of the pro- posed employe benefits protec- tion act w Mild be that those1 who control benefit funds "inusl deal with IhoH funds exclusively in Ihc interest of Ihc employe bcn- ciicii'.rics." A federal standard would he established Id spell out this obli- gation and, Nixon said, "would more effectively provide a rem- edy where conflict of interest or carelessness exists in iho. management or investment of funds." While declaring Ihat such .sit- uations are infrequent, the President said cxisling stale and federal laws arc inadequate to deal with them. lie said his proposal also would broaden strengthen reporting and disclosure provi- sions involving Ihe financial op- erations of pension funds and their actuarial bases. ''This type of account ing." he said, "is similar n require- ments presently applicable In miilnal investment banks and insurance companies O Is Ihc average moan ralurc of Ahllenc? I'm aware Ihal water 50 (eel he-low Ihc surface (in any well) Is within Hi degrees nt the average mean (cnipcralmc, hut I nred lo know within one degree because I m designing a refrigeration and healing system. A The Texas Almanac gives Ihc mean maximum .Inly temperature as 54 degrees Ihe mean minimum in as 33 degrees. Mclcorologisl C. K Silchlcr of the U.S. Weather nnreaii says Ihc average for Ihe lasl 30 years is fil.3. Address niicsllons In Acllon Line, Box 3H, Abilene, Texas, 73M I. Names will tint be used hut micsllnns miisl be signed and addresses given. Israeli Jets Pound Missile Base Deep in Egypt By flONAU) THOMSON Associated Press Wrilcr TEL AVIV (AP) Israeli planes flew deep into Egypt again loday and pounded a So- viel-bnill missile base on Ihe banks of Ihe Nile 70 miles nnrlh of Cairo, Ihe Israeli military command announced. All Ihe Israeli jets returned safely from Ihe raid on the SA2 antiaircraft missile silc al El Mansura, 45 miles wesl of the Canal, Ihc spokesman said. II was (he 15th strike by Is- raeli planes deep inside Egypt since the beginning of the year. The lasl one look place a week ago. Israel's Ambassador to Ihc United Stales, liabin, arrived in Tel Aviv today for talks with Foreign Minister Abba Kban. Authoritative sources said Rabin was recalled lo give his assessment of Presi- dent Nixon's delay in annnurc- ing his promised decision on Is- rael's request for more Phan- tom and Skyhawk jets. Earlier loday in the occupied Gaxa Strip, Arab guerrillas shot up an Israeli bus, wounding the 51-year-old Arab driver, Ihc Is- raeli military command said. Two Arabs jumped aboard the bus and fired about 20 rounds into Hie vehicle carrying Arab laborers lo their jobs. The work- ers fled when Ihe shooting broke out. There have been guerrilla at- tacks almosl daily in Ihc Oaxa Strip this week, a campaign di- rected al Arabs whom Ihc guer- rillas accuse of cooperating with Ihc Israelis. In Ihc aftermath of Thurs- day's air attacks across Ilic Suez Canal, Ihe Egyptians con- firmed that I lie Israelis shot down one of their Sukhoi-7 fight- er-bombers. They also said lhal Ilic Israeli raids killed seven Egyptians and wounded nine. A close confidant of Egyptian President Gnmnl Ahdel Xasscr said today thai U.S. policy in Ihc Middle East is not based on forsaking American inlcrcsls in the Arab world in favor o[ Is- rael but on "ensuring these in- lcrcsls in Ihc long run on Wash- ington's terms." Ha.ssnnnn lleikal, Ihe editor of Ihe semiofficial newspaper Al Ahram, made this observation in his weekly editorial in which he rcjeclcd U.S. .Secretary of Slate William P. Rogers four- point ciimmiinii ation lo Egypt on Ihc .Middle East. lleikal said, "II is inconceiv- able lhal one of Ihc world's Iwn fjrcal powers would so simply and deliberately strive lo lose the friendship of 100 million Ar- abs lo gain Ihe friendship of iwo ir.illina Israelis in such a stra- tegically and economically vital region HS (he Middle East and despite warnings of many prom- inent Americans.'1 The proposed act would make available lo employes vital in- formation about Ihe plans lhal are run for their welfare and re- lircmonl.'' The secretary of labor, under the proposed bill, also would be given greater investigatory and enforcement powers. Finally. Ibc bill "would foslcr a body of uniform federal law in employe benefits protection." specified lhal "slate Inws that otherwise regulate banking, insurance ami securities are ex- pressly flowed to remain in ef- fect." TJic proposal is similar lo sent lo Congress in by for- mer Secretary of Labor AVirlz in Ihe final months of I'rrsident Lyndon R. Johnson's administration. The Wirtz meas- ure was pigeon-holed. jN'ixon also urged Congress lo act "without further delay" on ll'.roe proposals he submitted lasl year dealing wilh manpow- er training, unemployment in- surance and occupational safety aixl health." NEWS INDEX Amusement Bridge 'sc 3-9D Cc.-r'ics 2D Ed.lcr o's (ic SA Hcsp'lol Patients Obituaries To Your Goad Hcollh TV Loq Women's News 9C 2A 3.5C ICC 2-53 ;