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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 23, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT MI 11 liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii 89TH YEAR, NO. 278 PHONE 073-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 23, 1970 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associtilerl I'ress (tf) lljc By ELLIE RUCKER and BETTY GH1SSOM What About Some Auto Racing Info? Q. We have jusl moved to Abilene and would like In know who we can gel some Information from, tor slock car racing. We would like sonic rules and rcgula- lions. Claud Champion, a slock car enthusiast, says he'd be glad lo give you all the information and also sell you a rules and regulation book for a dollar. Drop by lo gel the hook at Champion's place of business at 214 N. Legged. Q. Can you loll me where 1 can gel Isinglass. I need Hie lire proof kind to gu in Die front of .111 .iiillrpie slmo. A. There is little demand for isinglass nowdays and it's almost impossible. In ohuin, say glass and dealers. One glass and mirror company in town has ordered fire proof glass in Hie past for customers to use for this purpose and we have sent VOL its name, Q. Could you furnish me with an address lo write In sunnnrt nf tlic efforts for In North Vlelnam1.' Would It he more effective to write my congressman or an trying lo help (hem? A. A friend at the lied Cross Office says, write directly lo Hanoi. Address letters io: Office of the President, Democratic Republic of Vietnam, Hanoi, North Vietnam. The postage will be 25 cents and you should use your own words and not a prepared statement. Q. I wns pouring myself a spot of tea and n cluink of inlnrrnl deposits from the holtniu nf my tea keltic (ell Inlo my i-np. I say, ol' chap, wnal can he done tn rid the bottom of my kettle n( the hard mineral deposits. The lid opening al the lop Is sn small I can't get a scrub brush In It. A. Instead of pulling lhal lemon in your tea, put il inlo the keltic and let it soak over night. Thai should solve or should we say dissolve your problem, says Miss Marie Wilmelh, home economist at Abilene Christian College. Vinegar may also be used she says. The mineral deposits on lavatory and sink fixtures can be removed by soaking a cloth in vinegar, wraping it around the fixtures and letting il sil for awhile. Q. Could future park development Include plans for Jogging paths? l-'or Instance, In Krd Ilnd Park. II would be nice for joggers lo have a place lo jog. A. There arc no plans for jogging paths, says the park director, but a system of w.Mks in lied Bud Park will he developed which would bo ideal for jogging. Jogging an pavement, lie says. Many people arc already taking advantage of the parks for jogging. Q. I'm becoming very disgusted Indeed, afjtcr reading repealed ncns stories of youlh demonstrations. I'd be very proud to display on my vehicles the bumper sticker "America I-ovc II or Leave It." Not long ago one of our civic organizations distributed tliesc. Where may I purchase one? A. The Abilene Kiwanis Club distributed Ihesc stickers free of charge. One of ils members has mailed you one and you should have it by now. Anyone else interested in obtaining a sticker should contact Van Boozer at B73-KH7 but Iherc are only a few left. The Kiwanis Club had only a thousand printed and they went like "hot says Boozer. Q. Why Is It lhal the city buses slarl running 'at 6 a.m. on the north side of town but not until 7 a.m. on the south? A. K. Curry of the city transit department says, the first bus on the norlh side starts its route down drape St. In Hardin-Simmons at a.m. and the South 7th St.-American Legion bus begins its route at the same lime on (he Sonthsidc. The bus schedules are set up to try lo meet needs of passengers, he says, and Iwcause of Ihis some buses run earlier than others in different parts of (own. Address questions to Action l.lne, Box 2.10, Abilene, Texas. 79604. Names will not he used but questions must be signed and addresses given. NEWS INDEX Amusemenls IIS Bridge................9A Clossified 7-11B Comics 6B Edilorrnls..............4B Horoscope 9A Hospilal Polienls 16A Obiluorics 2A Sporls To Your Good Health 8A TV Log.............. I3A Womcn'i News.........3B I'OSTAl, WOHKKHS SAY NO Detroit post office work- ers raise clinched fists to indicate (heir intention lo slay off Ilic job until Congress grants lliein a pay boost. Some workers, representing seven postal unions, shouted down a union leadership proposal thai llicy return to their jobs today. The vole, al Detroit's Cohe Hall, was virtually unanimous. At right, Labor Secretary George P. re- ports on his meeting with postal union officials. With him is James 11. Hademachcr, left, president of the letter car- riers, the largest postal union. (AP Hy JAMES I'I Assnrii'Jrd Press Writer Posti'l workers in some key cities remained on strike today, ignoring court orders and pleas of their union leaders, bill in oilier areas they slaved on Ihe job or returned to handle an in- creasing pile-up of mail. President Nixon avoided act- ing during the weekend, but said he was prepared to take emerguncy action today lo keep the mails moving if a majority of workers remained off the job. Plans were being prepared for using National Guard and regu- lar Anuy units to supplement postal forces, but there was no indication on how soon a deci- sion might be made on whelher to use them. In New York, where the strike started last week, a regional post office spokesman said "the work stoppage is still on." Only 14 of 208 clerks and one of 182 carriers showed up for Ihe G a.m shift at the main post of- fice. Chicago carriers also re- mained out, but Poslmaster Henry W. McGcc said first-class Congo Takeover Oust Communists Hv KUAN STACK KINSHASA, I he Congo (AP) An insurgent group tried lo overthrow the Communist-line regime of President Marien iVgomihi in Congo rirazzavillc before dawn today, but by noon Die apparently had fizzled. Informants said the plotters, believed to be military men, sevoral major public buildings including the- radin station and arrested Ngouabi about 4 a.m. For about two hours, Hariio drummed out an- nouncements that the govern- ment had been overthrown. Just before dawn, shooting could bo heard across the Congo River, and (lares were seen. The broadcast said (he Com- munist constitution that Ngnna- bi proclaimed last Dec. 31 had Welfare Hearings efore Cuts WASHINGTON (AP) --The Supreme Court ruled 5 lo 3 lo- dav lhal people on welfare have a right lo a formal, evidentiary hearing before officials may de- cide to reduce or end their as- sistance. The decision, by Justice Wil- liam J. Brcnnan Jr., cmpha- that public assistance "is nut mere charily." Ils dispensa- tion, (hen, he said, must be gov- erned by constitutional proce- dures. Chief Justice Warren K. Bur- ger dissented along with Jus- tices HUGO L. Black ;.nd Polter Sicwarl. The hearing must provide an opportunity for (be welfare reci- pient to appear in person to present evidence to support his claim for continued assistance and lo confront or cross-examine wilnesscs against him, Brcnnan said. Speaking of (he A'cw York procedure under study by (he high court. Brcnnan said "These omissions are fatal In (he constitutional adequacies of the procedures." Justice lilack, in dissent, said the ruling means slates are helpless (o stop paymonls to people on relief who arc not enti- tled to the benefits. "I do not he said, "there is any provision in our Conslilnlion that should thus paralyze the government's ef- forts lo protect itself against making payments (o people who arc not entitled lo them." been dissolved. II said the names of members nf the new government would he an- nounced later in the day. Jusl after 7 a.m. Radio Braz- zaville wont silent. Then it cams back on the air saying a group of 20 persons had Ivied lo topple the government but failed. H said the coup lender was killed. Ngouabi charged in the broad- cast lhat the government in Kin- shasa li.id supported Ihe pint. Reliable sources in Ihe former Congo said lhat a for- mer army lieutenant named Ki- gangn led (lie group which cap- tured Radio Brazzaville and broadcast announcements lhal Ihe government had been over- thrown and that Ngouabi had been arrested. II called on the population lo go out inlo Ihe streets lo show support for the new regime. After two hours, Brazzaville troops in Ihe former French Congo managed to retake the stalion. Ngouabi announced lat- er lhat Kiganga was dead. He ordered Ihe insurgent's body be publicly displayed. The president's statement had said that all the plotters had been captured and "there was nolhing Jor them now but lo die." Hut reliable sources reported in Kinshasa (bat it seemed at least one of UK group, named Poigncc, had escaped. They said lhat Poignee had been pre- mier for one day in the hectic days of August ISRS when Ngonabi staged his own coup. mail, at least, would go through with or without them. He said supervisory would sort and handle the first class mail, if necessary. At Philadelphia, nearly half of the 450 postal clerks normally at work on the early shift went to work al the main post office -jud some carriers also repnrlod. One official said. "There arc a lot of clerks and mail handlers back on the job." Unslon reported 93 per ccnl of its clerks on duly, but many of Ilic larger post offices in Con- necticut were idled. Detroit also was hard hil, with a mail em- bargo in eight southeastern Michigan counties. Picket lines cut Ihe work forces the main distributing poiul fur Los Angeles and al the World Way postal stalion at Los Angeles International Airport. James H. Radcmacher, presi- dent of the AFI.-C10 National Association of Letter Carriers, estimated thai 70 per cent of the nation's mailmen were back at work in of the cilies. Rut many key cities across the nation still would be without mail service, he said. Appearing on Ihe NBC-TV To- day show, Radcmacher said he hoped bargaining could begin today. Both government offi- cials and key Congress mem- bers have said they would not act under pressure of a strike. Radcmacher renewed his de- mand for agreement within five days of the start cf bargaining, however, and said: "If I have To call a national strike, I'm going lo ask (AFL-CIO Prc-i- CJrorjie Meiiny and all the unions in this coiin'ry in pull c'.it their men in support." A Post Office spokesman said employes were on strike in seven postal regions. He listed ss At- lanta, (la.; Dallas, Te.x.; Mem- phis, Tenn.i I mi's. Mo.; Koat'.le, Wash Washington, B.C.; ami Wichita, Kur.. A Mimday widow and her four children received Friday in Fort Worth federal court resulting from a damage suit filed last Juno following the dcatti of the husband and father, Wayne Josselcl. Mrs. Josselct and her children had sued General Motors, Chev- rolet Division, for alleging lhat the death of her husband March 21, 10G9. was caused by a fire which broke mil in the cab nf Irs pickup truck and that the fire was caused hy faulty construction of the filler nerk and fuel tank of the truck. The incident occurred on a farm rnad three miles southwest of Wcincii. The award was made at a hearing before Judge Leo Brew- sler. The case had been sol for jury trial in Abilene federal court June 1. Mrs. Jossclcl was awarded SllO.dOtl in damages and each of IIT four children received The Abilene law firm of Scar- borough, Black, Tarpley and Scarborough and Roycc Adkins of Ilaskcll represented the Jossclel fanu'lv. WASHINGTON" (API Post- al union ch'cf James Radc- macher today called for a na- tionwide general strike by all AFL-CIO members if an agree- ment is not reached in five days lo cud the mailman's wage dis- pute. Radcmaclior also estimated that 70 per cent of the nation's letter carriers were back to work today in of cil- ios. Rut, ho said many key cities across Die nalion would slill be without mail service. He said lie hoped lo begin bar- gaining with the government In- day and that Ihe five-day grace period agreed In Friday would siart them. He warned lhal if Ihe dispute not resolved by Hie end of the fifth day, he would call out all of the nation's [W.slal employes. "If 1 have lo call a national strike, I'm going to ask George Mcany and all (lie unions in this country to pull out their men in support." He spoke nil the WNBC-TV "Tnday Show." Asked if he thought Ihe nego- tiations President Nixon offorod could proceed in view (if the continued parlial work stopp- age. Hademai-hrr said, "I'm going lo as's Ihe Preside' to tiu ahead arid sec what kin-l nf package wo can start with." Asked about the possible use of military forces lo move (he mail, liadcmaclirr said. "I (Inn'I wanl the I'res'denl In us? anylhiiig lo gel this settled ex- cept his imajrnaiior." Guslavc .I'lhiisini, prc'Eidcr.t (it Branch 30 of the National Asso- ciation of l.cllcr Carriers, ap- peared on the New York nicvil of MR: program, cunleml- ing bis members wanted before lo work. The New York mailmen wni'ft responsible for starling the s'.rke when walked nff I heir jobs last Wednesday. The .strike spread rapidly acr.iss Ihe nation. said that if talks got under way before all strikers re- turn lo work, il might --have a salutary affcd on Ihe ship." Asked if his members would heed the .Nixon promise In begin talks immedi- ately if the workers rciiinvd. lio said. "They've nolliing more now than troy were last week. They're Inokms for pome kind of concrete of- fer." DErAHTMENT OF CO.V..V.GRCE C55A WEATHER BUREAU iWCSIhT Map, Pn. IILE'.E A'.'D VICINITY I-'O r- AM 'KHrrrrr T----f f7h Ih s flllcrrcxn. k ;n-, psir J5; r 7C. erd :c.v lor 2-lviCLrE, 9 41 i-tl 39. lo-.v jar-ie dfl'e last ycflr: 64 Empty Rooms Wait for Girls Who Went for CAP Wirephalo) TKCGY KAIIN her rnnm walls POMPANO HKAC1I, Fla. (AP) Almost three months ago, two little girls went looking for ice cream and never came back. Peggy Halm was 9 and had tor own room. 11 stands just as slic loft it. Strewn across the double bed arc an Easter rabbit with a frilly skirl, a purple por- cupine, two baby dolls and a pa- jama hag. A small organ stands against ono wall a closed lesson book propped on ils music stand. "I haven't even Ce- rilc liahn apologized when she showed her daughter's room. "I've conic in hero to clean up several times, but "1 slill jump every lime Ihe phone rings. I slill hope they're alive. One day you're up and Ihe next day you're down." Three blocks away. Kay Elc- vcnson kept the Christmas tree up until the end of January hon- ing Wendy would come home. Some of Wendy's prcwnls ar- rived week after she dis- appeared Dec. 29. Now dresses hang in Wendy's licdroom closet, a slumber hag is on a chest and a doll case stands on Ihe floflr. A fat blue piggy hank stands nn her dresser, its round belly heavy with coins. "I put her allowance in every Mrs. Stevenson says. "When she was home I'd usual- ly give lx-r about 35 cents and pu! 15 cent.s away for her." A middle-aged neighbor look Peggy to the beach and went with a 25-year-old uncle. The fih'ls met al the beach by accident and wandered away to- gether lo buy ice cream. Mrs. Rahn watched the C-T drive off to Ilic beach with Peg- fiv. remember seeing her lilllc head thro'igh a win- rtowiv" Mrs. Halm says, "f had a sudden Impulse to go after her. It's never told that lo anyone else. But had the feeling 1 should go after her. H makes von wonder if there's such n Ihing as premonitions." "Some days I think they drowned and some days I dor.'l." Mrs. Stevenson says. "Wendy wns a pood swimmer." Since Doc. 20. hundreds of re- ports of sightings and other pos- sil.'le leads have been checked out. They add up lo zcrn. Poripano Beach Police LI. Sam Kennedy is in charge of Ihe case. A policeman 19 years and Ihe father of throe, he thinks it will solved. "They've got lo be some- where." Kennedy says. "People jnsl don't into thin air." How long will Hie search go on? "Until they're LI. Kennedy answers. (AP Wirohafel ffKNDYSTrVMNSOK a go oil swimmer ;