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says. “I wonder particularly about a few of our influential
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An Associated Press item out
of New Haven, Conn., reports
that a century old tradition at
Yale University had died. The
annual prom, a springtime event
held for 127 years, will not be
staged next year because of low
student interest and the high tab
left over for the university to
Citing a "change of life
styles,” John Wilkinson, dean of
undergraduate affairs, said:
"The elegant, formal prom has
gone out of fashion with the
The Yale Prom Committee,
the AP reports, is making plans
for a new sort of event. Instead
of the formal dance, there will
be a campus dance with a rock
band on March 5.
* * *
This is hardly world-shaking news but it does indicate a trend. Wonder what Yale exes think of the development? Best known old Eli in town is Scott Taliaferro, oilman and city councilman, so we called him and read him the AP piece.
Scott’s reaction was a resigned, “...one more to add to the many episodes which verify the generation gap.”
He does not care, he admitted for the change in musical tastes.
“It's not that the prom was so important in itself. I didn’t care much for it—except that it was an excuse to invite a girl to the campus,” Scott went on to explain.
“But to replace it with a rock band!”
• • •
The news was not suprising,
though, Scott says. On visits to
New Haven in recent years he
could not but notice that things
are not as they were.
* * •
Scott’s last trip to the campus
was in June to attend the
reunion of his class, the class of
1944. That wartime generation
had a mixed up schedule. Some
doubled up on accelerated
programs and got degrees early
so as to go into service. Some,
such as Scott, dropped out of
college to help fight a war, then
returned for degrees. But, with
diplomas dated from '43 to ’47,
they are still the Class of ’44.
It was an interesting class.
At this summer’s reunion
Scott got to see such classmates
as John Lindsey, now the Mayor
of New York and Jim Buckley,
the new U. S. Senator from New
York. Other class members
included John Chafee, Secretary
of the Navy; Prescott Bush Jr.,
older brother of George Bush.
"Notice, they’re in national
politics—but I’m a city
councilman of Abilene, Texas,”
Scott points out.
* * *
On campus this summer Scott was struck with one change "which may be minor...or it just might be major.”
When he was an undergraduate, students were required to wear coats and ties
Today the Yale students wear all sorts of strange looking garb. "Some of the kids are running around barefoot, some in sandals. And the hair and beards!” Scott eclaims.
It is not suprising that this generation would choose its music, a rock band, over that of a formal prom.—"But, then, I m sure my Dad liked in his youth some things I would think ridiculous,” Scott says._
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Portuguese Deny Sending In Troops
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — President Sekou Toure said Portuguese forces invaded his Marxist-oriented nation Sunday and he appealed to the United Nations for troops.
Guinean authorities said later the attack on the capital of Conakry had bern repulsed and "all points of resistance are entirely destroyed.”
They said the city was preparing for another attack.
Portugal denied it had sent troops against Guinea, saying the accusation had ‘‘not the slightest foundation.”
After announcing the attack earlier Sunday, Toure appealed to the U.N. Secretary-General U Thant for the immediate dispatch of U.N. airborne troops.
In New York, the U.N. Security Council was summoned for an emergency meeting Sunday night on the question.
A statement issued in Lisbon by the government of Premier Marcello Caetano said it "received with the greatest surprise Sekou Toure’s statement that Portuguese troops were taking part in an invasion of the Republic of Guinea.
"We positively deny this accusation ... which has not the slightest foundation.”
The statement said Portugal "has enough troubles already in its African territories, because
of its neighbors, to show terest in creating more.”
Toure’s government has given shelter and open encouragement to rebels trying to oust the Portuguese from neighboring Portuguese Guinea. Radio Conakry quoted captured raiders Sunday night as saying the invaders came from there.
In radio speeches monitored here, Toure said the invasion force numbered ‘‘hundreds and hundreds” of men, "many of them ... taken prisoners.” He said they were African and European troops of the Portuguese army and navy.
Radio Mali, broadcasting from Bamako, said part of the raiding force was ‘‘annihilated” but fighting continued at nightfall.
Radio Conakry quoted a prisoner, described as "one of the principal leaders of the attack” and identified as Capt. Amb-roise Fernando, as saying the raiding force had more than ID heavily armed warships and its mission was to seize the Guinea Defense Ministry.
The radio quoted another prisoner as saying the invasion force numbered about 350 men, including 50 Guineans serving as guides.
A Guinean captured with the
Turn to GUINEA, Pg. 2-A
ON DUCK HUNT
Sweetwater Youth Drowns in Lake
Tears for JFK
Evelyn Lincoln, the personal secretary of former Pres.
John F. Kennedy, wipes her eyes before floral tribute at the grave of the assassinated in nearby Arlington National Cemete*"' an anniversary of his assassination in lated story, Pg. 5-A. (AP Wirephoto)
lacing a esident Sunday was alias. See re-
SWEETWATER (RNS) - A 17-year-old senior at Sweetwater High School drowned Sunday afternoon while duck hunting with a friend at Lake Trammel southwest of Sweetwater.
Leo (Bud) Huddleston, stepson of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Biers of
Dancing is 'Divine Athletics/ Says Star of Graham Troupe
By LINDA PULLIG
Reporter-News Staff Writer
How does a beautiful, ravenhaired girl become one of the most famous modern dancers in the world?
"I saw something I liked and I decided that’s what I wanted,” explained Phyllis Gutelius, star of the world-renown Martha Graham Dance Co. which will appear Monday at 8:15 p.m. in the new Civic Center.
Miss Gutelius said that dancing is "a very exciting life — you have to explore on your own — you’re not babied or coddled by the school. You develop as you dance, and the longer you dance the more you grow.
"However, the more you learn, the more you become aware of how much you don’t know.”
"When I was 14 or 151 started studying ballet and I thought I wanted to be a classical ballet dancer,” she said. "Then I began studying at the Martha Graham School of Dance in New York and became totally involved in modern dance — and I lost all interest in classical ballet.”
A year and a half later she joined the company and has been traveling throughout
America, Europe, and the Near East ever since.
SHE’S BEEN AT it eight
years now, and is only in her 20’s.
She explained that the company is not a ballet company — "it’s strictly modern dance, and ifs more theater than anything.
"All the dancers are extremely well trained, technically,” she said. "You must have a body to be a dancer, and you must use it and control it.”
"The way Martha Graham puts it, a dancer is a ‘divine athlete’,” Miss Gutelius said, "In the magic world of theater your instrument is your body.”
"A dancer attends three or four classes a day for many years,” she said. “He usually practices three hours a day, but if you’re rehearsing it’s eight
Turn to DANCER, Pg. 2-A
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PHYLLIS GUTELIUS dancer is a person, too
Out-of-Gas Plane Lands Safe on IH-20
Sweetwater, was pronounced dead at the scene by accidental drowning by Justice of the Peace Ralph Shaffer.
Sheriff Joe Slater of Sweetwater said he was told by the friend the youth was with, Donnie Huddleston (no relation), that the pair had shot some ducks which fell into the lake and that Bud Huddleston was trying to retrieve them when the accident occurred.
The youth set out for the middle of the lake in an old apparently abandoned boat at the side of the lake Slater said, and when the boat began to sink he jumped out and did not surface.
Slater said that the other youth ran the short distance to the home of the lake caretaker, Jack Teel, who called police and fire officials. When they arrived Assistant Fire Chief Clyde Glass and Teel dragged the lake, finding the body in about five minutes, Slater said.
Young Huddleston was born April IO, 1953 in Virginia Beach, Va. and had been living here since 1956.
Funeral is pending at Pat-terson-McCoy Funeral Home.
Survivors are his mother and stepfather of Sweetwater; his father, Leo N. Huddleston of Treasure Island, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Sonja Nash of Amarillo; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Huddleston of Albuquerque, N.M.
EX-SOVIET CHIEF NIKITA KHRUSCHEV . . . veracity of recoUections causes stir
Khruschev: Debt To Stalin's Wife?
NEW YORK (AP) - Reminis-cences attributed to Nikita S. Khrushchev describe Joseph Stalin as a madman who replaced Lenin’s revolutionary ideals with terror, but whose name now is being whitewashed in the Soviet Union "by a few of our influential military leaders.”
But they also say that Khrushchev owed his rise to power— and perhaps his life—to Stalin’s second wife.
poverty to persist because he thought pleas for help were plots against him.
The chief points of the remin- -J iscences are a denunciation of i Stalin once more by Khrushchev ii and a plea to clear the names of (J those Stalin executed or impris- J oned. ll
How did manuscript get out? I See story, Pg. 8-B
They are the first of a four* I part series to be published in
The reminiscences, published subsequent weeks by Life.
in the Nov. 27 edition of Life magazine, portray Stalin as a heavy drinker, a murderer of millions and a leader who permitted conditions of famine and
According to the official Soviet news agency Tass, Khrushchev has denied he had ever turned over his memoirs to any foreign publishing firm.
Tass Says Khruschev Denies Story
"This is a fabrication and I am indignant at this,” Tass quoted the former premier as saying.
,/ Life editors insist, however, the manuscript being published by them and later in book form * by Little, Brown & Co. is authentic. In an editors’ note in | this week’s issue of Life, Manil aging Editor Ralph Graves says I the manuscript had been ob-£ tained by the editors a year ago.
Knowing then, he adds, that a denial would be forthcoming I "we had to be sure that what we > had was not a fabrication. We i did many things to authenticate I it.”
; Khrushchev, who as premier began the campaign to down-grade Stalin, was himself ousted I from power in 1964.
The reminiscences begin with Kruschev saying he lives like
I a hermit on the outskirts of
II Moscow, communicating only I with those who guard him.
I Khrushchev, now 76, was re-l ported taken to a hospital in I Moscow early last week with a I recurring heart ailment that had plagued him most of the I year
JOSEPH STALIN . . . back In good graces?
insignificant graveyard in 1961. But a granite bust of Stalin was erected on his simple grave last June.
A Soviet movie called "Liber-f| ation” portrays Stalin as a kind- jj ly grandfather type. He has J been praised in a recent book by ff Marshal Georgi K. Zhukov. His- i
The remarks attributed to tory books that downgraded Sta Khrushchev about Stalin come ijn are being revised.
at a time when the name of the old dictator, who died March 5, 1953, is being resurrected in the Soviet Union in books, films and
"We have no choice but to rehabilitate all of Stalin’s victims,” the article entitled "Khrushchev Remembers”
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An Abilene pilot and his passenger were forced to make a nighttime emergency landing on Interstate 20 after their rented airplane ran out of fuel .3 mile east of Clyde about 7:45 p.m. Sunday.
Harold Hambrick, a highway patrolman who was parked in the area and who only seconds earlier had been alerted of the danger by the Department of Public Safety, said the airplane landed "right in front of me” and that he got out of his patrol car to stop traffic until the plane came to a stop.
He said the pilot, James Bodes of 2809 S. 25th, Abilene, landed in the west bound lane going west and that "traffic was fairly heavy — it could have been tragic.”
The DPS said they were notified by the Federal Aviation Agency that a pilot was in trouble near Clyde. The DSP notified Hambrick moments before the plane touched down.
"He made a good landing — didn’t scratch anything,” Hambrick said.
Boles was piloting a 177 Cessna owned by Abilene Flite Company. His female passenger was not identified.
Hambrick said traffic was stopped "only about a minute” and several cars were lined up in the lane until the plane could be pushed onto a nearby motel parking lot. He said the car was staked down for the night and N?ould be moved out Monday.
News Blackout Clamps Lid On 'Sensitive Air Operation
SAIGON (AP) - American supersonic jet bombers turned to targets in Laos and Cambodia on Sunday after battering air defenses and supply depots in North Vietnam in the biggest air campaign in seven months.
Striking from aircraft carriers in the Gulf of Tonkin and air bases in Thailand and South Vietnam, as many as 400 Air Force and Navy combat planes took part in the raids across wide areas of Indochina.
Bombers pounded North Vietnam from midnight until dawn, the deadline set by the Pentagon for completing
what it called a series of retaliatory strikes against missile and antiaircraft gun positions and supply depots.
The operation was so politically sensitive that the U.S. Command imposed a news blackout and refused comment on two charges by Hanoi:
—That five U.S. bombers and one helicopter were shot down during the around-the-clock bombing of North Vietnam that began before dawn Saturday, Saigon time.
—That there were 34 ‘‘old per-sons and children” killed during the raids.
Highly placed U.S. sources said the Nixon administration was willing to gamble on the political consequences of resuming heavy raids over North Vietnam because some U.S. officials were unable to resist going after what they considered to be lucrative targets.
Announcing the raids on Saturday, Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird said they were “limited duration protective reaction air strikes against missile and antiaircraft gun sites and related facilities in North Vietnam, south of the 1st parallel.”