Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1970, Abilene, Texas
WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT llraii _89TH YEAR, NO. 335 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 19, TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press lUc SUNDAY HAPPINESS IS A BEEll KEG As in human relationships, il helps if polar bears of a different sex have something in common. Snowball, an American female polar bear, (top left) lolls in the poll at New York's Central Park Zoo with an empty beer keg. At bottom left and at right Scandy, a male Swedish polar bear, takes his turn relaxing with the keg. Zoo officials hope Scandy and Snowball, who met lor the first time Monday, will breed cubs in captivity. They're off to a good start. (AP Wirephotos) Harvard Oppose 'Nader's GM Effort By ELLIE RUCKER and BUTTY GIUSSOM What About- Gas Company Mistake? Q. On April 2, a told morning, without prior notice our gas was disconnected. I called the Gas Co. and they said our hill AVash'.f'pa.iil- My check stub shoved w check'had been mailed March 24. We've never been delinquent in paying our hill. I was tntd the Gas Cn. didn't have time In check a customer's hack payment record and thai if a hill was unpaid (tie gas was automatically disconnected. I feel this is very poor business iwllcy and I resent being treated in. this manner. A. The Gas Company is on a crash program to get people to pay their bills on (jmc An official at Lone Star Gas says Abilene has had a high percentage of delinquent, bills and they decided to tighten their collection policy in order to cure the problem. He said unfortunately there have been some mislakes made and you were apparently one of the "mistakes." Your original check has been found and credited to your account along .with the ?4 "service charge." Q. Can you find out the ancestry o! Vlkki Carr' and Welch? A. Vikki Carr was born in Kl 1'aso of American parents and Mexican grandparents. Her name was Biscnta dc Cassillas Martinez Cardona. According to one biographical sketch Hamiel Welch was born Haqucl Tejada and is of Mexican descent, but another says she was born Haquel Tequada to parents o[ Castilian Spanish, English, and Scottish backgrounds. Q. Please lell us exactly a person should do in case of a tornado alert? Where to hide? A. Get below ground, a basement or storm cellar is best, bul if no basement is avail- able, get under a heavy table in a hallway or center of the house wherever the walls arc stoutest. Open a few windows in the house to alleviate pressure and then gel in a room thai has no windows to avoid flying glass. A steel framed or re inforced concrete building is nexl best, if you don'l have a basement. In open country, lie in a ravine or ditch; stay oul of your car. Q. What Is the significance of the color scheme you see on most railroad cars? I see red, blue and white on a black back- ground. A. Each railroad company has its own color scheme, just as schools have certain colors that represent them. T P boxcars, for example are a rusly red. Now if you mean the color scheme in the black rectangular boxes on the side of each boxcar, lhat is parl of a computerized car control system whereby a "canner" picks up the code at each terminal and re- lays information to a computer as to car length, weight, etc. Q is It true thai Senator Tower once stated (hat Mr. George Bush was the "Lindsay of die When and whore did he say this? A. No, Senator Tower didn'l make that statement. A Washington columnist matte lhat reference to Bijsh in one of his reports from the 1363 licpublican National Convention in Miami Beach, Fla. DETROIT (AP) The Stale of Michigan and Harvard Col- lege sided with the manage- ment of General Motors Corp. Monday when Ihey said they would oppo.se two proposals drawn up hy a Ralph iS'ader- backed campaign. State Treasurer Allison Green said the state would vote its GM shares on manage- ment's side at the stockholders' annual meeting in Detroit Fri- day. Tlie president and fellows of Harvard College at Cambridge, Mass., Monday rejected the pro- posals of the Project on Corpor- ate Responsibility. Harvard owns sharps of the giant automaker's slock. Backed by consumer advocate Nader, the group is spearhead- ing Campaign GM, with the aim of getting the public on the GM board. Meanwhile plans for a public rally near Cobo Hall where GM stockholders will mcel have been called off. L. Finnin, director of the Detroit- Civic Center Com- mission, advised Detroit Com- mon Council to turn down the request for a rally permit. "We don't think that granting a permit for this rally is the best interest uf a .rent-paying Finnin said. However, the rally request was withdrawn Monday by Ilene Tilmus, head of a student group that has been separately supporting Campaign GM. She said, "il wasn'l called off because of intimidation from the city or fear thai it would break into violence. The reasons were my own, and I don't want to make them public." In Lansing, the decision by Green to support GM was an- nounced by Carroll C. Newton, deputy stale treasurer. Boy's Parents Win Million in Suit MIAMI of a 15-year-old Miami boy killed last June when a cargo plane crash- ed into his father's auto paint shop were awarded million in damages Monday after a seven-day trial. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Knapp's son, Clifford, perished when a Dominicana Aviation DC4 plunged onto 36th Street shortly after takeoff from Miami Inter- national Airport. Ten persons died in the wreck- age, including a crew of four. As Circuit Court Judge Kal Dekle read the verdict Monday, the Knapp family's attorney .1. Spence fainted. When revivfid, the lawyer sobbed. liis fee is (o be 40 per cent of the settlement. The jury had deliberated for almost seven hours. The suit was for million and the Knapps broke down oft- en as the mishap was recreated for jurors. They lost two sons in the crash, but this suit did not involve 17-year-old Clyde. Both boys were working in the shop. "Grief will be with them until they Spence had lold the jury. He also said he was afraid the parents "might take their own lives" over losing their two sons. The six-mpjnber jury was told that the crewmen on the ill-fated Miami-lo-SanU) Domingo flight "created their own emergency and failed to correct it." Spcnco said the pilot spotted smoke from the No. 2 engine on take- off but feathered the No. 4 by mistake, helping cause the crash four minutes after takeoff. The landing gear was still down, he said. Newton said "As I understand it from Green, the policy is that we ought to vote with manage- ment or get rid of the slock of a company where we lack confidence in the manage- ment." State Sen. Roger K. Craig, D- Deartorn, criticized Green's ac- tion, saying it was an "outrage- outs abdication of responsi- bility." House Speaker William A. Ilyan, D-Delroit, said (hat may- be the slate Legislature should discuss (he general policies re- garding slock held by Ihe stale. One of (ho Campaign GM's proposals calls for creation of a General Motors Shareholders committee o[ 15 to 20 individ- uals to be appointed by repre- sentatives of the GM Ihe Responsibility group and the United Auto Workers. Soldier Dies On Day Child Born FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) Army WO Frederick Sheffield of Fairficld died in Vietnam com- bat last Ihe same day his wife gave birth lo Ihe couple's first child, daughter Laurel Ellen. The Pentagon informed Mrs. Sheffield of her husband's death .Monday. Also surviving arc Sheffield's parents, Mr. mid Mrs. II.C. Sheffield of Molino, Fla. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMEACE ESSA WEATHER fcUREAU (Wulhtr mip, pg. ABILENE AND VICINITY radiwO Fair and warm tonicM ard Wednesday. High Tuesday and Wed- nesday In Ihc upper Kn. Lew tonight around 63. Winds out of Ihc wxjrlwail 10- Ti m.p.h. High and low far 24-hours ending al 9 a.m.: 81 and M. High and la Ire same day tail 87 and 60. lail 9-.J2; Mjnrite today: aunsol Fon'ghl: Thrust Upsets Hanoi Schedule By JOHN T. WHEELER PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) A Communist source said loday the allied offensive in Cambodia has upset IImini's timetable for Indochina despite foreknowledge of Hie planned thrust by American and Soulh Vietnamese Iroops. The source, who is in frequent contact with the North Viet- namese higli command, said Communist intelligence learned of the allied plans several days in advance and lhat all major units were out of the path long before allied air and ground forces nil. He gave this account; Officials and the staff of (lie Communist high command op- erating the Central Office for South Vietnam (COSVN) fled well in advance of the offensive and set up a temporary com- mand center elsewhere in Cam- bodia. Reports from the field indicat- ed lhat allied kill claims were overly optimistic but. that Norlh Vietnamese and Viet Cong cas- ualties had been serious none- theless. The hfiaviesl blow was in the largo amounts of stock- piled weapons and food cap- tured, plus a major disruption of Communist, communications in the onetime sanctuaries cl eastern Cambodia. If the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong units had been conv- entional rather than guerrilla units the allied thrust might have destroyed them. As il is, i the source speculated, the Viet Cong timetable was considered to be knocked back, possibly for years, because of lost supplies and because the Communisl- command troops now were fighting more fronts. But the North Vietnamese high command was represented as hoping dial" South Viet- namese Iroops at least would stay in. Cambodia for some time. The thinking was thai Sai- gon's forces would lie spread so thinly over hvo countries that the opportunity for victories would be great. By this account, another pos- sibility if South Vicnamesc troops do stay would be thai President Nixon might be forced to continue U.S. air and artillery operations in Cambo- dia or see South Vietnamese units wiped nul for lack of fire- powor. Either way, the Commu- nists feel, they would be ahead. Some units, the Communist source said, have infiltrated through allied lines in Cambodia to set up behind the Americans and South Vietnamese on Sai- gon's side of the frontier. They have ordem to harass allied lines of communication and to hit allied Iroops when they ro- turn to South Vietnam. Reports from Saigon indicate some such attacks aro under way. Reds Increase S. Viet Attack! By GKOHGIC ESPEK Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) North Viet- namese and Viet Cong troops stepped up their attacks across South Vietnam sharply loday in a new "highpoint" of activity apparently marking the BOIli an- niversary of Hie birth of Ho Chi Mi nh. Tlie Communist command's troops also threatened another Cambodian provincial capital in their efforts to keep open their supply lines through northern Cambodia and .southern Laos. The American and South Vietnamese Iroops on the move against enemy base camps inside Cambodia report- ed only scattered action. Bui in- side South Vietnam the North Vietnamese and Viol Cong shelled Gl allied posilions, Ihc heavicsi attacks in 12 days. In the northeastern pail of the Mekong Delta, Viet Cong overrun a government oulposl and then slashed into a relief force that moved in. No further information was immediately available. The North Vietnamese and Viet Cong ignored a 24-honr cease-fire which the Saigon gov- ernment declared to mark the anniversary of Buddha's birth. The cease-fire, which ended at nonn today, applied nnlv to Soulh Vietnamese and U.S. of- fensive operations in Koulh Viet- nam. There was no letup in the campaigns across the Ixmlor in Cambodia or in air atlacks on the lln Chi Minh trail in Laos. A U.S. communique retried 16C> "enemy initialed actions" of all types during the cease-fire and said 141 of the enemy were killed. It reported one American killed and 19 wounded, while the Saigon government said it had 10 killed pnd 73 wounded. North Vietnamese Premier Pham Van Dong told a meeting in Hanoi marking llo's birthday anniversary that "no mailer what difficulties and hardships lie ahead, our people are sure to win total victory The U.S. imperialists will iiave to pull out." Viet Cong broadcasts earlier had called for nn increase in at- tacks to celebrate the anniver- sary of the laic Vietnamese Communist hero. Point Brings Joy Granny Finds Young Aren't 'All Bad' I'TIKSNO, Calif. (AP) The unsolicited cfforl of 23 lecn-a- gcrs has brought happiness to Mrs. Maggie Williams, a 76- year-old Fresno woman who says of America's young gener- ation: "They're nol all bad." Mrs. Williams today has a brightly painted house, white been wanting for so long. "Oh, isn't it she said. "They talk about teen- agers all the time but these are Ihe good ones." Mrs. Williams and her hus- band, 1'crcy, 78, live in a small six-room house. They live on So- cial Security payments and Ihe checks just "cover we couldn'l afford lo Mrs. Williams says. So Diane l.oo, IB, daughter ol Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Lee of Fresno, organized a weekend paint-in. She and 22 other per- sons, mostly from Dullard High School, showed up with brushes and worth of white and blue paint they picked up on sale. "I was Diane's babysitter since just after she was born. Of course, she hasn't needed one for quite a while. N'ow I'm her adopted beams Mrs. Williams. Mrs. Williams said she was called last week and told only (here would be a "surprise par- ly" at her house Saturday. There was. "It's wonderful. I can'l hardly believe she said. "I don'l know hnw we'll thank Ihcm all. These kids are wonderful." MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Alder- man Mark Ryan traveled 30 miles (o mull West Bend to as- sure apprehensive third-graders lhat thn city lias decided against banishing a goat named Sloney. Stuncy can continue to live in Milwaukee, Ryan lold the youngsters, who had written let- ters of protest after reading lhat Hie animal, an Australian shrnl- hiarcd goat, would be exiled from Ihc city limits. Milwaukee has an ordinance which prohibits keeping animals that chew cuds. Stoney, the pet of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Fulton, chews. Ilyan explained lo (ho con- cerned children at St. Frances Cnbrini School that the cily at- lorncy is drawing up an opinion lhat would allow Sloney lo es- cape eviclion on grounds lhal goats are not specifically men- tioned in the ordinance. The Pultons brought Stonoy to Milwaukee wiien they moved re- cently from Georgia. Ryan explained that the ordi- nance was designed to protect farm animals from the rigors of big cily living. Ryan made an earlier effort lo let Ihe Pillions keep Stnncy by having the goat legally de- clared lo he a pel dog. City councilmen declined to buy that one. 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Mrs. Koonlz, dircclor of Ihc I-abor Department's Women's Bureau, lold Ihc Women's Na- tional Clu'o Monday Ihc realization of how the nation is deprived of female brainpow- er is causing fundamental changes in altitudes by women of all ages and areas of life. Women lawyers have organ- ized lo seek oul sex discrimina- tion cases to get court rulings clearing the way for equal pay and opportunity, she said. Other women, Mrj. Koonlz added, arc fighting the "SB" "Southern belle condilioning that has led us as women to be reared in a cocoon of thinking." A "SB" Is taught to praise Papa for being good to her and providing for her Mrs. KooiUi said, id return for which she must kiss and flatter him and never question his judgmonls. She carries this habit through courtship, Mrs. Koonlz said, and ultimately is a full-fledged "SB" nonaggrcssivc, and rumored lo be brainless. Another (argot of women's lib- eration activities are school counselors "who keep on herd- ing our women into those jobs" which pay poorly and arc less Ihan challenging, Mrs. Koonlz said. "Counseling won't make much difference if a young woman lawyer applies for an advertised job with recommen- dations and full credentials and is told by HID personnel directoi- thc firm wants a Mrs. Koonlz said. .'.Irs. Koonlz said many wom- en's liberation arguments must he directed against other wom- en. This is Iruc in Ihc case of domestic workers, sac snid, who most often are women empl.'iycd by women. "We must upgrade the skills of the domestic her she said. "Xfany omploycrs now say 'I wouldn't mind paying that money but I just don'l get my money's worth.' Well, let her try lo do (he same work in Ihe same amount of time." Women's erroneous generali- zations about others of their sex often damage the wimcn's rights fight as much as anything done by men, Mrs. Koontz said.