Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 22, 1970, Abilene, Texas
gftfltne Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT -Byron 89TH YEAR, NO. 277 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 22, HUNDRED THIRTY PAGES IN TEN SECTIONS iOc SUNDAY Associated Prett (fP) Nixon To 'We Have Means to Deliver the Clowns come in all sizes The Shrincrs Circus came lo town Saturday, ami with it came Liltle Puff The- Clown, who met with Larry Spicer, rigid. 10. son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Spicer, 702 Gill; Gary son of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Goldsmith, 2202 Lin- coln; and his sister Cindy Goldsmith. 11. right. Ullle Puff is eight, years old and also called Russell Thomas. He some limes helps out his father who goes by the name Puff The Magic Clown when he is not. as Paul Thomas, teaching science at Cooke County Junior ('oi.lege in Gainesville. The circus will have performances Sunday at the Taylor County Coliseum, starling at p.m. and fi p.m., with each show lasting 2 hours. Admission for children is SI, for adults Troceeds help Shrine charities. (Staff Photo by Simon Rcnfield) Innovative Will Offer Trove Term search McMurry College Saturday announced details of what its officials call the most innovative academic experiment in Hie college's history the new January term which will begin next year and further announced thai its fulllime students will get free tuition for DIP "mini semester." In describing the program President (inrrion R. Renncll and Dean Porter ,1. Crow used such terms as "Isold ff "leap into the and "an extremely relevant" and concent rated approach to the demands of today's collcse student for new curricula aad now desiRiis for learning. Tlio interim term will begin January 4, 1971. and close January 22: and it is McMurry's version of Die popular new 4-1-1 ploti being adopted by an increasing number of American colleges and univcrsilies. These schools require four courses in a HEARING MONDAY Festival's Lease Disputed by DICKENS The planned reck festival in Dickens County may have to be called off if a suit filed Saturday successfully establishes that Ihe site leased for the festival by its promoters is already leased to a local fanner. A Uihbock attorney, lla.ry II. .lung, told The Reporter-News Saturday night thai "my client contends that he has Ihe property leased for the year 1970 and that he has given no one permission to enter on ii (or any reason." Meanwhile, there were reports that some men employed by the festival's promoters who had been living on the site had started to leave about 4 p.m. Saturday. Jung added, however, that "we are not attempting In enjoin the promoters from having a festival anywhere, just on the property In question." The owner of the land, Winston Bntmmclt of UibbocU, a former Dickens resident, was unavailable for comment Saturday night. Claiming that he leases the 320-acre site and not Southwest Festival Inc. is a Dickens farmer, T. J. Comvay. The suit will be heard at 1 pm Monday in 110th Court in Dickens before Judge Pat Moore, who is on the 72nd District Court in Uihbock but will be hearing this case, according to Jung. According to Jung, Conway claims In his suit that he first leased the land on Jan. 1, 1968, 1 on a year-to-year basis, and that the lease was not only renewed In January 1889 but that it provides that "unless any party terminates the lease, in writing the lease shall continue from year to annual rental of for 1970 was paid on Jan. 31, said June, former Albany resident. The mil Wed Saturday asks a temporary Injunction he granted on Monday until the least tfiestlos can willed, Jung said. The suit is the culmination of days of activity of Dickens County residents who had hccomo alarmed of reports of 25.000 lo youngsters invading the area for the festival and fnr a possible repeal of incidents reported at otlu: similar festivals. four-month fall semester, one course in a January term, and four courses in tile spring semester. Tilt; IDEA IS not toteaeh traditional courses in Ihe January term but offer innova- tive programs such as travel, off- campus study and research, individual study, into r- disciplinary work and special projects of many types. For example, a group of students might travel to a foreign land for three weeks to do in-depth language study or sociological research; others might perform on the job study and work in a business or a laboratory "r undertake special scientific investigations. Fulltime students at McMurry (those carrying a total of 30 semester hours' during the fall and spring terms) would receive file January term tuition cs a bonus at no cost, Dr. Rp.nnell said. Fulltime dormitory stu- dents would also get their room without additional cost. The only cost for on campus boarding sltulenls would be for meals. Karlicr McMurry hud announced there would be a WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon pledged Saturday he will break wildcat postal walk- said he thinks his administration has taken Die fire out of the infla- tionary spiral. At a surprise news conference in his oval first of its kind since he b e c a m e President, Nixon began by talk- ing abmil the threat that local unions of postal workers will ig- nore a call from their national leaders to go back lo work with a promise of serious negotia- lions on pay and other issues next week. "On Monday." he said, "I will meet my constitutional obli- gations to see to it that the mail will go through." Asked directly if he might as- sign Army or National Guard units lo replace strikers, Ihe President, without responding directly, said: .We have the means to de- liver the mail. We will use those means. But 1 do net want to in- dicate what they would be be- cause I think that might put a disturbing element into the very delicate situation of negotiations going on in local unions through the country." Nixon hastened lo add, "I am not threatening." Because of Ihe postal and lo do further work on a lengthy school desegregation policy statement he promised for next Tuesday, Nixon aban- doned plans to make a weekend jaunt to his Camp David retreat at Thurmont, Md. In recent days, the chief exec- utive has been working long hours in his hideaway office in the venerable Executive Office NEWS INDEX Abilene Eventi 13-C AmusemenU 12-15-C Astrology 6-B Austin Notebook 5-8 Bcrry'i World 3-B Books 5-B Bridge 3-B Business 3-B CkmifVds 6-11-D Crossroads Report.....3-B Crossword 3-B Editorials 6-A Form........... Hospital Patienti v Jumble Letter to SET vice men Markets Obiruariei 2, Oil Sports Texas! To Your Good Health 8-A 3-B 2-B 14-15-A 3, 4-A 6-B 1-5-D 1-B 2-B TV Tab (Pullouf of Sect. B) Women's News Snake hunt a gasser rsattlcsnake hunters peer Into a likely-looking den on a hill near Browmvootl Sat- urday, during the first day of. the Jaycees' Brown County Rattlesnake Roundup. Af- ter shooting gas into a den, hunters try to watch all nearby ground for hidden ex- Its. About snakes were captured Saturday. See.slory and photo Page 4-A. (Staff Photo by Jim Conley) Building, next door lo the White House. He claims he faces few- er distractions there. The state of the economy fig- ured prominently in the 35-min- no questions barred news conference. Nixon said, "1 am confident that Ihe policies lhat we are fol- lowing, first, have taken the fire out of inflation. I am confi- dent lhat Ihe consumer Price Index will to reflect that as we go through Ihe balance of Ihe year." Nixon added another state- ment of confidence: "That this economy is not going lo be plunged into a recession." 1'redlcling that the economy will maintain "a moderately up- ward he assorted, "1970 is going to be a good year from an economic standpoint." Apart from the domestic prob- lems of dissident mailmen and ever-rising living costs, the principal focus of' news confer- ence discussion was on the tense Middle East. Nixon said Secretary of Stale William P. Rogers will an- nounce at. a Monday news conference "essentially an in- terim decision" on Israeli re- quests for new shipments of American-built jet fighters. While saying he didn't want lo steal Rogers's thunder, he indi- has been long ru- .Israel will not gel all, or perhaps any, of the planes sought. Arguing lhat peace In the Middle Kasl now depends on a balance of Arab-Israeli power, Nixon said his "interim deci- sion" is based on the official and current appraisal of the power balance. But he added lhat Ihe request for jets will remain under con- tinuing review, particularly in light of "disturbing reports" that the Soviet Union has been sending sophisticated missiles and military personnel lo United Arab Republic. To date, he said, information reaching him about Soviet moves does not "indicate a sig- nificant shift in the balance." However, he contended that when either (he Arabs or the Is- raelis gain a significant advan- tage over the other, "the danger of war coming escalates.1' He said: "What I am saying here basi- cally is that the" United States Turn til NIXON, 1'g. WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ES5A WEATHER BUREAU (Wealher Map, Pg. u-A) ABILENE AMD V radius) Fair arid warmer Svndav, Sunday nfght and Monday. HiaVi 65. Low Sunday night -to. Monday 60. Southerly winds 12-15 nvp.h. (MORE) PflQf 1 v.psther agale dl Sat. a m. Sat. p.rr na 03 a. co 35 V-. 57 3? 4? 44 Jl lovj fnr er.dirg 7 p.m.: 4R 3rd 33 High and wine dale last year: find Sunset mut nlrihl: Bunrlw today: Hurnidily r n'1- "73 New York Mailmen Refuse Back-to-Work Agreement By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 'The New York mail clerk's union voted Satur- day night to join striking letter carriers in an illegal postal strike spreading rapidly across the country. Karlier in lire day, President Nixon promised (o get (he mail moving. Mis announcement came shortly after the New York letter carriers rejected a tentative agreement hammered out in Washington Friday. The clerks, most of whom had been honoring letter carrier's picket lines, voted to MO in favor of a strike. The New York letter carriers roared their disapproval of a b a c k -t o -w o r k agreement reached by their union leaders and Ihe Nixon administration. The strike, which started in New York Wednesday, contin- ued lo spread across the coun- try, and mountains of mail piled up in dozens of cities where clerks observed picket lines set up by the letter carriers. Coieman Rejects Bond Issue COLEMAN By a three to one ratio Coieman voters over- whelmingly crushed a million school bond issue Salur-i day al (he polls, arcorditig to Superintendent C. K. C'asscl- beny. Residents of Ihe Cnleman Independent School District Saturday turned down.the bond issue 1.3IM against, 'MB for. Casselberry, reluctant to discuss Ihe defeat Saturday, said he was "disappointed" and indicled he didn't wish (o sneak about Ihe voter's rejection or future regarding Ihe school system. The bond issue, which would have financed the of four primary structures for the Coieman school system, would have increased the present lax rale of lo a rale of Included in the construction would have been an auditorium, vocational education building and a largo structure to house Ihe cafeteria, band hull, physical education gymnasium and the speech and drama department. Bonded money would have. been used also lo purchase land and efititpmenl. Had the issue parsed, tlto new facilities would have ready tor 1971-72 school year. Abilene not affected, Pg. .1-A Mention of Nixon's ramp, brought catcalls at the meeting of the New York local of the Na- tional Association of Letter Car- riers. There was even more disres- pect shown for James H. Rade- macher, Ihe un- ion's national president, who helped negotiale Ihe tenlalive agreement announced Friday in Washington by Labor Secreiary George Shultz. Tiademacher was hanged In effigy behind Ihe speaker's stand In Ihe cavernous Manhat- tan armory. Mailmen carried signs reading "Hang Rat'emaeher" and "We Won't Take Hat, Poison." When Ihe agreement was put lo a vote, a single "aye" was heard from Ihe speaker's stand, followed by a thundering roar of "Noes." A reading of a federal court Injunction against the strike was interrupted by shouts and obscenities. (ins Johnson, president of the member New York letter carriers unit, said only interven- tion by President Nixon could bring a settlement. "We have gone along a street of broken dreams for 19 monUis with nothing concrete In the pro- lie said. Johnson and six other officers of the New York letter earners union were ordered to appear in federal court Monday to show cause why they should not he held in contempt of an anti- strike injunction. Asst. U.S. Atty. Michael D. Tess, who accompanied mar- shals who served the papers, said the government would ask fines against each union officer of fur the first day of the strike, for the second day, with the fine doubled for each succeeding day. Postal Strike at Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS UNION: National Letter Carriers Union President James Rademacher is hung in effigy by striking New York mailmen as they overwhelmingly reject back- to-work plan negotiated by Rademacher and govern- ment. Union chief predicts postal service will he 90 per cent restored Monday morning. Local union presi- dent ordered lo appear in federal court Monday on contempt charges. TIIK WIIITK HOUSE: President Nixon pledges to keep the mail moving and says the government will not negotiate as long as strike continues. Speculation mounts thai Army or National Guard will be employed to move the mail beginning Monday. CONCJKKSS; Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mans- field says Congress should forego the Easter holiday if necessary lo acl on postal crisis. The majority leader calls on Nixon to intervene personality if the strike con- tinues. THK NATION: The strike continues lo spread to the nation's major cities after Chicago letter carriers strike, closing the country's biggest post, office. Picketing be' gins in Denver, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and suburbs of Los Angeles. THK KKFKCTS: More than 1R million pieces of mail are stalled in transit and trading on the New York Stock Kxchange dips to the lowest point in three months. Kx- change says if will remain open while other businesses, kept from prc-Kastcr trade, say they may be mined. THK ISSUK: Strikers demand that current wages, whk'h range from ijiO.nti lo start lo '21 years' service be increased to a range of to CONTRACT STATUS: The Senate has passed a hill providing a 5.7 per cent increase for postal workers. The..House has not acted.