Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1970, Abilene, Texas
'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 3TH YEAR, NQ. 274 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 19, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated (IP) lOc SL'NDA THE OU-7 I'lU IN' T1IH FACE GAG? Mrs. IsUilou Moody, i.orm mother oC Hunter Hall on Harclin-Simmoivs University -impiis (al left) liits Kappa Phi Omega pledge Clay Yotuif; in he face with a pie, as a reminder that a pie-eating contest will 10 held at p.m. Thursday in [ronl of Moody Center to raise money for a scholarship. Wiping Young's face (nt, right) is Steve Solcsbee, president of KPO, while Jay llaynavd of. Saga Food Service who is furnishing the pies for the con- lest, looks on. (Slat'f Pholo by Jim Conley) ELL1E KL'CKl'.it and ISKl'l V GHISSOM ?hat About That oor 'Yield' Sign? Q. Oiil nf curluslly, I would like lo iqulrc Jus! how many limes, within the ist five years, has the "Yield" sign at :c InliTseiMlon nf South 71h and 'hmroDil Dr. boon knoc'knl down'.' What Ihc csilmaleil cost lo repair II each ime? Wouldn't It he easier and less .xpcnslvc for an "overhead-caution" Shi to be Installed? says Ibc Traffic Engineer, st of the lime it's knocked down on pur- :e (the devil makes 'cm do it) and il Is (he cily about to repair it. his will be solved after the cement media around il, he says. A caution light jlel cosl more and it docsn'l mean llie ic as n "Yield" sign. Q. In mnst roinmmiitlrs. following lolhall games ami basketball panics, arc dances held al the school of he home loam. In the spring, Ihere arc ornial 1'roms, why not here? Students have had school-sponsored nces al the school many times. But the :s held in the past few years haven't been ended in sufficient number lo pay the oilers, says one school principal. Since the ;1 games nron'L over until after 10 p.m. .1 Ihc dances end at midnight there's rdly lime to have a dance, lie says, after games. Q. Arc "starlings'1 and "cedar wax wing" llie same bird or of (lie same Vic, see Uirm racli fall and is inter, callng berries on our hedge. iVr'vo always i-allcd lliinn "starlings." V Starling and cedar wax wing are not same bird anil it'd be hard lo gel the two xcd up, says Dan Watson, director of the .ilene Zoo. Almost all birds will eal berries one lime or other if Ihey cnn't find ything else, he says. The starling resembles a blackbird but longs to a different family. It has a short uarc tail and has a yellow hill Hint's iger and heavier than a blackbird's. The image on a starling is dark metallic green il purple. The cedar wax wing is a prettier bird with How breast and yellow lippod tail. Also, is identified by the red dol on Ihe wing il black masl across the eyes. We hope is helps you identify which one you've seen ling your berries'. The starling is con- lercd a nuisance because it is very noisy (1 quarrelsome and drives away Ihe more tractive song birds by stealing their nests. Q. How diil the custom o[ oilcring the rlghl hand to shake hands originale? A. The riglil hand was exendcd in limes to show Hint il wasn't -mcd or ready lo fight. Also, among the -abs, al one lime it was customary lo kiss e hand of a superior. Kvcnliially, iwlilc -abs lo prevent friends from showing Ihc ark'of began lo resist the forls of others kissing Iheir hand. By sisling Ihey would end up clasping hands, :ncc, our custom of shaking hands. The ohlhand was used because most people are ght handed. Q Could you tell me lhcrc is a rollt' dancing (not square dancing) group or club In Abilene or at Dycss Air Force Uasc? A If Uicrc arc any of Iliesc "folks" in the they mnsl he hiding in the hills localise o can't find 'cm. We did find some round lot square) dancers Ilial meet in the nights of Cnlumlms Hall to dance. Mrs. ary Shoomakc says they'd love for you lo in them and bring the whole family they have all age groups. She may conlaclcd by calling C92-2708. Carriers in 3 States Wage Strike lly 11011 MOXIIOF, Associated Press Writer MOW YORK (AP) Letter carriers in parts of three stales today joined the illegal wage strike begun by York mail- men. Despite a federal court back-lo-uork order, indications were the mail lieup would con- tinue in the world's business an'l financial capital. of Ihe letter carriers' union in several New Jci'scy cil- ics, in parts of Wcstchcstcr, Dockland and Orange counties north of New York Cily, and in Stamford Conn., voted Wednes- day night lo walk oul. Votes were scheduled in olher cities around the nation. A national rmbnrgo ordered ut the start ol the day-old strike already had diverted tens of millions of pieces of mail ad- dressed to Now York to storage bins in post offices around Ihc nation. The impact of the strike, li'.e first of ils magnitude in Ameri- can postal history, was immedi- ate. 11 was fell in brokerage houses, banks, businesses and law offices. Housewives received no mag- bills or coupons. Rela- tive's received no word from servicemen in Vietnam. The business of huge ManhatUn- based corporations and govern- ment agencies was disrupted. GUS Johnson, head of Ihe striking Manhattan-Bronx local Wet, Cold Weather Country Hain and drizzle that began last night in the Big Country will probably end today, the weatherman said (his morning, but more wet weather is pre- dicted for Friday and Saturday. Today's high is forcast at about 45 degrees, in contrast lo yesterday's warm 79. Friday's high will be in the low 50's, with the probability of rain at 30 per cenl. Highest rainfall totals in the area Thursday morning were reported al Haskell Stamford (.35) and Anson Most towns reported only traces. Abilenc's .02-in. broughl Ihe total for the year lo .3.46-in., or .92-in. above normal lor Ihe year of 2.5-1. Up lo three inches of snow coaled parls of Ihe Texas Pan- handle today and light rain ur drizzle fell in most other sec- tions as the latest cold front knifed deep into Ihc state. Skies were clear only in the West Texas area west of Ihc Pc- cos River. IT MINED ABILENE Municipal Airporl .02 Total for Year......... 3.46 Normal for Year ALBANY ANSON BAIRD BALLINGHR BRECKENRIDGE BUFKALO GAP CISCO COLORADO CITY KASTLAND HASKELL HAV.'LEY KNOX CITY ___ LAWN ME11KKL RANGER RORY UOTAN V.NYDKR STAMFORD SWEETWATKIl WEINRRT WINTERS 2.5-1 .04 .30 .03 Tr. Tr. .20 Tr. .01 Tr. .60 .OS .13 Tr. Tr. Tr. .15 .20 Tr. .35 .00 .15 Tr, Colder air spread southward behind a fronl which near dawn had pushed southward lo a line linking Paris, Tyler, Waco and Del Rio. Amarillo measured three inch- es of snow and Iwo lo two and one half inches accumulated around Borger and Pampa a moisture-shy sector where it was welcomed particularly by wheat growers. At other points the snow melt- ed as it fell while temperatures held a little above freezing in most areas. Travel warnings were up until niidmorning for the central and northern parts of tnc Texas Pan- handle, but stale police reported all roulps open and traffic mov- ing with little difficulty. Moisture was generally light outside the snow hell and ex- pected to end by evening. Early morning fog hung low in scattered sections, including Austin, Killecn, College Station and Palacios. Forecasts promised colder weather throughout Ihc stale even though the spring season bows in officially al p.m. Fr day. Readings down lo 20 de- grees were predicted in the Pan- handle and far Wesi Texas, and in the 30s anel 40s elsewhere. dawn today the mercury dropped lo 26 degrees at Dai- hart. 27 al Perrylon and 30 at Amarillo, all in the Panhandle. Early morning marks al other points ranged Ihrough Ihc upper 30s lo 61s, slaying as high as 09 at Corpus Chrisli and 71 at Brownsville. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Eiil WEATHER BUREAU IWCIIhir MJP, SA) ABILENE AND VICINITY ra- rtiui) ClQ'.dY arxj colder wi'h liqhl rain av! ending Itvs afltrnoon; pfirlly lo claudy a-.rt co'rter ro-iigM; plrKv cICLffy and a w.lrn-.er .1 ctar-M loi Friday ,ind Sfllurday. Mififi kd.iy. mar :onighl. 30-3J; h'c-i Friday, ir. ll-c Inv; iTi. Ncnl-rrly ill If-JJ rr.ph. IcdilY, d-mirmv.irg Prctnb lily tl st-owcrs Friday, W per ccp.l. High nnd !cw for 7J haun ending 9 a.m.: 75 ,i-d J9. IKnri a-.d low sflino dflte laM K-.il ji. Siinscl IKM n'ght: luviie rodavi luniel Icnigril: ol the AFL-CIO National Asso- ciation of Letter Carriers, publ- icly appealed to his men lo re- turn lo work. The union attor- ney conceded in court that "Ihe strike is illegal." Bui Jack Lcvcnthal, president of the striking Brooklyn local, said the union's conslitnlion re- quired three, days notice before a membership meeting to vote on whether to obey Ihe injunc- tion. That meant the earliest such a vote could be held was Satur- day and the decision meanwhile on whether lo return was left lo the individual workers. Only iibonl 12 per cent of Ihe night shift workers showed Up at Manhattan's huge General Office, and overnight pick- ets outside the facility said they were determined lo stick il out despite the possibility of feelsral penalties. "U'ho (he hell cares" abnut penalties? asked Martin Raffer- ly, a 22-year veteran with the post office. "I'm not making enough money to support my- self." "We knew we were in viola- tion of feeleral law before we went out and we're oul to declared Lcvcnlhal. "The men will defy any in- slay out until hell freezes said Herman Sandbank, executive vice presi- dent of llie striking union. "If the strike accelerates at Hie present rate, in J8 hours Ihere will be no mail service in Ihe L'nilrd Stales." Al Ihe heart of Hie dispute is congressional inaction over long-sought pay increases. The mailmen had dcmandcel an an- nual wage scale of SB.SOI to replace (be present lo ixon cores et WASHINGTON (AP) Pro- posing a major reform of feder- al aid to college students, I'resi- dcnl rs'ixon asked Congress lo- rtay to put even Ibc poorest slu- donts on an equal [inofficial foot- ing with those coming from families earning a year. In a special message, the most arresting feature in a sc- ries of Nixon-advocated changes would greatly increase dollars available for grants and loans lo students from low-income fami- lies. He said: "Every low-income student entering an accredited college would he eligible for a combina- tion of federal gnmls and subsi- dized loans sufficient lo give him (tie same ability to pay as a student from a family earning The administration program would make federally guaran- teed loans available lo every qualified student, regardless of the income level o( his family But, the President said, direct "federal subsidies would be di- rected to students who need them most." Nixon said Hie effect of con- centrating subsidies in the lower income brackets would nearly double the actual amount o[ as- sistance available to most stu- dents with family incomes be- low And, under his plan, "All eli- gible students from families of annual income would be guaranteed a total of each in grants and subsidized loans. This would constitute the financ- ing floor; it will be supplement- ed by earnings, other scholar- ships and access to unsubsidiaxl loans." To justify the shift in emphasis in dispensing feder- al aid, Nixon said: "Something is basically une- qual about opportunity for high- er education when a young per- son whose family earns more than a year is nine times more likely to attend coflege than a young person whose family earns lesslhan He. said ii is now time lo achieve a long-held national goal that "no qualified student who wauls to po lo college should be barred by lack of money." Another Nixon recommencla- linn would create a nalional stu- dent loan association which coiild purchase student loan pi- per from banks and olhw finan- cial institutions, thus making available additional funds lor private loans. Because the association would he privately financed, Nixon said, "tins would serve lo make more money available for the student loan program, and it would do so at no additional cost to (he government.'1 He estimated the association would buy up lo S2 billion in Flu- dent loan paper in Hie 1972 fis- cal year that July 1, !971. Under the Nixon plan, (lie government also would lay out S100 million in fiscal 1972 lo launch a program aimer! at strengthening vocational train- ing by community colleges technical institutes. And ?2CK) million would be spent to set up and operate a nalional foundation for higher education to promote and, in some cases, subsidize efforts at innovation and reform. In the area of federally guar- anteed student loans, the present seven per cent deterrent lo the. mak- ing of su'jh be lil't- ed nnd the maximum annual student loan would be increased lo from Moreover, the maximum period for repay- ment of loans would bo in- creased to 20 years from the present 10 years. In his lengthy message. Nixon marie reference several times lo campus unrest. At one point he said: "The turmoil on the nation's campuses is a symbol of the ur- getil need for reform in curricu- lum, leaching, sUirient parMe.i- palion, discipline and governance..." (AP Wfrwtistol SUSAN DUSIO AND 'PUPPY' spurred drug-abuse education program NEWS INDEX Amusements Business Notes 7B i 9A 2 Classified Comics 13B Editorials 12B s t lorosccpe SA r HosDilal Pcticnli p Obituaries 2.3A I. Spirts T his Man's Art To Your Gccd 9B 11 TV Leg Women's News By JAMES D. WHITE Associated 1'rcss Writer NEWARK. Calif. (AP) Su- san Du.sio, 13, is bad news lo lo- cal drug pushers. The 70-pound eighth grader at MacOcgor Junior High School is almost entirely responsible for arranging a of drug-abuse education that laught 6-10 teen-agers what the drug scene is all about. response was indescrib- says Vice Principal Ken- General 'Copter Crash By MICHAEL Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) A helicopter carrying the commanding gen- eral of Ihe U.S. Army's Amcii- cal Division crashed on a jungle hillside two days ago. killing two men ami injuring Hie gener- al and the olhcr five aboard, the U.S. Command an- nounced today. The command also that 101 U.S. troops were killed in action last week and C20 wounded. It was second week this year that Ihc number of American batlle dead exceed- ed 100. The Americal Division's com- mander, Maj. Gen. Lloyd B. Kamscy and other survivors of Ihc helicopter e-rash were irs- cuod Wednesday after an all- nighl ground and air search, llelkoplcrs lowered medical personnel lo them on slings through a 100-fool double cano- py of jungle trees because Ihc choppers coulil not land. Tlion the survivors and the two bodies were lifted out in helicopter slings. Kamsey, 51, broke his loll arm and suffered cltrcr lesser injuries, sources in his division said. He was repelled in gend e-oudilion. The other five injured men were reported in fair lo gend condition, most of them with lesser injuries than (he general, lint all were suffering from exposure In rain and cold after waiting all night on mountainside. They were hospitalized in Clni Lai, The division's headquarters on the coast seven miles cost of the crash site. U.S. spokesmen said I lie cause of Ihe cusl: of Ramsey's crmmand helicopter was not known hut il was nnt hit by ene- my fire. News o! the crash wilhhcld until the next of kin were notified. Those kjllcil were Ll. Col. Robert J. Thomas of Heslon. Va., who had arrived in Ihe divi- sion cnly three days earlier, and .Spec. 4 Ray Murphy of Conners- villc. Iml., the hclicoplcr crew chief. Others injured were Carl. Thomas J. Huffing. Clio. S C., Hamsey's nide: (.'apt. John I'. Tucker. Ohio; Ste- phen C. Pike, Knlerprise, Ala., Ihc aircraft commander; WO Ronald Franson, San Diego. Calif., the helicopter pilot, and Spec. 4 Mickic L. Heed, Browns- ville, Intl., the door gunner. Ramsey, a native of Somer- set, Ky., whoso family now lives in McLean, is a veteran of World War II. lie look over the Americal Division in June 1D50. The crash occurred al 4 p.m. Tuesday as Ramsey was return- ing In dm I.ai from visits lo unils in the field. Thomas, who was to lake command of a bal- lalinn, hail gone along lo fami- liarize himself with Ihc area. ncth Strange. "She had help, o: course, but Susan carried the ball from the very beginning and virtually handled Ihe thing by herself. It wouldn't have hap- pened without her." The fact that Susan knew some teen-agers on drugs led her lo choose that topic for a special report in history class. "A lot of kids smoke, but ciga- rettes are not as bad as drugs. A lot of kills picked air pollu- tion, but that's not as bad as dings, so I picked drugs he- cause it's Hie worst problem." She sent for some literature nnd learneel that speakers, exhi bits and movies were availab1 Her teachers responded cnthus- astically to her suggestion for week of programs. "It's important thai kids gel the right information on drugs, not lies and SHVS Susan, who polilcly refuses whenever she is offered drugs, usually oul of school. She got on the lo Ihe stale Bureau in San Kraiicisco, Alamcda County r.ulheirilies, Ihe private Synanon House in Oakland, and lo Hoa-'- way. anolner volunteer group h Oakland working lo slop Ihe spread of drug abuse. Susan lined up a lisl of speak crs, exhibits, and movies, and week in March was set aside b llie school [or the show. Loc service clubs and hanks chippex in to help with expenses. At llie conclusion of Ihe week of discussior.s. she was pleasod wi'h Ihe results. "A lot of kids seem lo know more now atioul wlial it means to lake Susan says. "I think some of them have a dif- ferent point of view about it now. I hope so."