Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 15, 1970, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 9QTH YEAR, NO. 124 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 15, 1970-FORTY-FOUR PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS lOc DAILY-25c SUNDAY Auociated By ELLIE nuCKER Once-AWOL Veteran Seeks New. Record Q. My husband was In the service twice. Thp first time he was honorably discharged. He enlisted again, we mar- ried and be went AffOL (our times to come home to see me. He was given a bad conduct discharge when he was dis- charged luo years ago. I've heard that after a certain length of time It's pos- sible to have a bad conduct discharge changed to a general discharge. Could you find out It this Is true and If so bow do wegcl It changed? A. It can't be changed to a general discharge, hut he can obtain a Certi- ficate of Rehabilitated Character which would be placed in his military records and entitle him to job counseling. Three years Irom the time of his dis- charge, have your husband oblain a notarized statement from the chief of police, a notarized statement from his employer and statements from five peoople who have known him for the past three years who will verify his good character. Send these io the Secretary of Labor. He'll take it from there. Q. Could you please (ell me where to gel some Information about when elec- tions are held In Texas? I'm In (he Air Force, recently turned 21 and I'd vote by mall If I knew what elections were held and when. I need this Information In advance so I can write for an absentee ballot. A. The General Election is Nov. 3. It's always held on the first Tuesday after Nov. 1, in the even numbered years. The first primary is the first Saturday in May, sec- ond primary or run-off, the first Saturday in June. Other elections are held as called by a county, municipality or appropriate governing body. Write for your absentee ballot anytime after Oct. 14. Your ballot must be back in the County Clerk's office by 1 p.m. on elec- tion day. For an absentee ballot write to the county seat of the county where you reside. Include where you live now, where you vote and whether or not you're registered. Q. My son thinks (he Los Angeles Hams are the greatest football (cam (here Is. I'd like to surprise him with either a team picture or Individual pic- tures of each player, Roman Gabriel Is his favorite player. Could you please send me an address to write to for these pictures? A. For pictures of any of the NFL teams write tn National Football Conference, 410 Park Ave., N.Y., 10022. There will probably be a small charge for the pictures. Q. Action Une said the reason Presidio weather Isn't given on the national news anymore Is because the weather station at Presidio was closed. Would you like to know the real reason? The man that now runs that weather station won't give out Presidio weather because he thinks It's bad publicity for Presidio to be the hottest spot In the nation. I know; I lived there. A. Everybody has an opinion on that one. Another reader said Presidio has an agree- ment with Mexico to give them weather reports, but not the U.S. But we're sticking to our original answer, the U.S. Weather Station was closed for economic reasons. When the couple thai ran the weather station there retired, they were not replaced. There's a co-operative observer there who sends monthly rainfall reports to the weather records center, but tempera- tures are not reported day by day. Address questions to Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 79604. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbers If possible. Turks Hijack n j t A Reds Airliner TRABZON. Turkey (AP) A falher-and-son team of hijack- ers seized a Soviet Acroflot air- liner over southern Russia to- day and forced it to fly to this Turkish town on the Black Sea coast, Turkish officials report- ed. They said a hostess who re- sisted w'as shot dead and two pi- lots wounded. It was the first successful hi- jacking of a Soviet passenger plane to another country. Soviit authorities for years have kept military guards at airfields, "ihe hijackers surrendered and were taken into police cus- tody alter the plane, carrying 50 persons, landed here just after noon. A militia colonel here identi- fied them as Brazinskas Korcye- ro, 46, and his 18-year-old son, Argedas, both Russian Turkish press reports said the hijackers were of Jewish origin. This could not be confirmed immediately. Police Nob Jewelry Burglar With Loot A 19-year-old Amarillo man was charged with burglary and two other suspects were being sought after fast-acting Abilene police recovered worth of stolen jewelry early Thursday morning. Rudy Caro Scott was charged before Justice of the Peace Silas Clark, who set Uie man's bond at Fanous Brothers Jewelers, 3214 N. 1st, was burglarized at a.m. and 201 rings valued at were taken. Entry was gained by throwing two car wheels through a plate glass window, police said. The burglar left the store through the broken window. In a few minutes police had arrested Scott and recovered all the stolen rings. The man was in city jail Thursday morning and police said burglary charges would be filed later in the day. The suspect was arrested in the 3200 block of N. 1st after the burglar alarm sounded. All the stolen goods were recovered. Police investigator Clay Scogin said they are looking for two and perhaps three other persons in connection with the case. Mrs. Strauss Quits As Municipal By JIM CONLEY stall Writer Municipal Court Judge Mrs. Joanne Strauss has resigned her position with the City of Abilene effective Jan. 1. Judge Strauss said Thursday morning that she planned to mail her letter of resignation sometime during the day. Mayor J. C. Hunter Jr. and City Councilman Scott Taliafcrro, chairman of the council's personnel committee, declined comment on the resignation pending their receipt of the letter. THE JUDfiE said that in her letter she volunteered to remain in the position until Jan. 1, "to maintain continuity in the position." She said she would withhold further comment on the resignation until city officials had received it. Only the second woman judge in Abilene, she succeeded the first woman judge, Jo Jameson, in October, 1969. Mrs. Jameson died in September, 1969. Judge Strauss' salary, along with that of City Manager 11. P. Clifton, was not raised recently, while the salaries of the other two city employes appointed directly by the council were raised. HER SALARY is a year. City Atty. Ben Niedeckcn and City Secretary Carolyn JUDGE JOANNE STRAUSS will send letter Herman both received pay raises on recommendation of the council's personnel committee. The judge, a native of Ballinger, practiced law with her husband, Henry, before she became domestic relations court judge here. A graduate of Ballinger public schools, she received a degree in elementary education from the University of Texas in 1953, then entered law school, from which she wus graduated in 1956. NEWS INDEX Amusemcnls 9D Bridce................7A Business Notes 4C Business Oulleck 4C Clcssilied............6-8D Comics 5D Editcriols..............40 Horoscope 6A Hospital Potients........3A Obituaries 2A Spats I-3D To Your Good Health___6A TV Uxj...............6C Women's News........2-6B The Tupolev F27 plane of the government-run airline was iciied 10 minutes after it took off from the Georgian town of Batumi en Ihe eastern edge of the Dlack Sea for a 100-mils fight ncrth to Sukhumi, ihe Trabzon deputy governor re- ported. The hijackers wore armed with guns and grenades. A scuf- fle apparently ensued aboard Ihe plane, Turkish officials said, but what exactly happened was not clear. One of the two wounded pilots was rushed to a local hospital and was reported to be in very critical condition. The plane landed here nor- mally, the Trabzon airport man- ager said, contradicting earlier reports that it had crash landed. He said the hijackers walked off first ?nd their weapons without trouble. He said the 43 other passen- gers, all believed to be Russian, appeared panicky as they came off Ihe craft. Police immediately surround- ed the Ihe hijackers emerged with their arms and surrendered. They were taken to a prison in Trabson. There were reports Uiey had asked for asylum but Turkish officials did not confirm this. The plane came down about 600 miles north of the Jordan area where Palestinian guerril- las last month held as hostage the passengers of three airlin- ers. These planes, belonging to TWA, Swissair and British Ov- erseas Airways, were blown up but all the passengers were re- moved beforehand. The Soviet passengers were taken to a hotel in Trabzon, which is about ICO miles south of Soviet territory. The two pi- lots were taken to a hospital. Two passengers were treated for minor injuries. Reports from Trabzon said the Russian passengers were panicky and a heavy security guard was thrown around the See HIJACK, Pg. 9A Congressman Price Has Appendectomy BETHESDA, Md. Bob IVice, ll-Tcx., who became ill while in Amarillo for a din- ner honoring Vice President Agnew Monday, was reported resting well after undergoing an emergency appendectomy here Wednesday. Give Hope... Give Help... Give Your V" FAIR SHARE Statue Unveiled Jlrs. Mamie Eisenhower stands beside a life-size statue of her late former President Divight D. Eisenhower, as she- holds (he statue's hand fol- lowing unveiling ceremonies in front of Eisenhower's former offices on the Gettysburg College campus in Gettysburg, Pa. The bronze statue was dedi- cated on the 79lh birthday anniversary of the former President. (AP Wire- photo) Commission Rejects Per Cent Allowable By JACK KEEVER Associated Press Writer AUSTIN (API Railroad Commission rejected today a pica for a 100 per cent statewide oil allowable and set the factor for November at 87.3 per tent of potential, the fourth monthly increase in a row. W. J. Murray Jr., former commissioner and now presi- dent of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) told the commission a 100 per cent al- lowable would show the nation the industry "is doing all it can to produce barrel of oil." Murray he was speaking for TIPRO ;md four other major Texas Oil nnd Gas Association, I'anhan-Jle Producers and Royally OwTiers Association, Permian Rasm PC- Industrials Gain Al 4lh Hour End Industrials were up 5.75, tranfporlatirm was up -1.33, and utilities were down .10 at the end of fourth hour trading Thursday on the New York Siock Exchange. The New York composite was up .29. .Volume was shares, reported the Abilene olfic? of Schneider, Bcinet and Hick- man, Inc. Association and Iho West Central Texas Oil and Gas A.'snciation. "We are in a tiglit energy crunch." said Murray. The last time the allowable was at 100 per cent was in De- cember when oil production was permitted 31 days of lruj 31-day month, or the equivalent of 103 per cent. The commission did not actually gn to a ?ce allowable until January 1D63, and 87-3 is the highest since then. Commission Chairman Ben Ramsey said the agency's infor- mation and nominations by ma- jir Texas crude oil purchasers did "not support a 100 per cent laclnr." Eleven of the 14 major oil buy- ers asked fur the same amount ol o'l in November as October, tun wanted less and only Hum- ble sought more oil next nwnili In.in in OdobcT. John Yiiegrr of Humble said rnidc oil inventories shouM he increased "as rapidly as h'e tn assure tnnt winter de- mand ran be met." The November allowable will permit maximum production of f022182 barrels a day roxt month, an increase of from October. Written nominations by major purchasers, of Texas crude oil totaled 177 barrels a day for November, a decrease o[ Humble Oil Refining Co., however, raised its nominations by 40.000 barrels in a last min- ute floor nomination to change Iho overall picture a bit. The Burca of Mines forecast of November demand for Texas cruiie is barrels daily, up from October. The statewide oil allowable was raised to G2.9 per cent for August because of the high cost o.' shipping oil from overseas, then raised at mid-month to 70 per cent to handle increased de- mands. In September the allow- Sec ALLOWABLE, Pg. 9A WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT CF COMMERCE Nlfenil Wtatritr Srrvici (AtllNr Mao. Pg. J A) ABILENE AND VICINITY ras.wSJ Cic.sc a-.a cc r clc-3-itsi and M qi Tr-rjiJi-' 13, ranheait 15 rn p n. PrcSaSi'lfy c' B3 prr CP-I 33 M' r a-d 23 CT Friday. TEMPERATURES 'f? 57 7) 2 ro 3 ;J tJ a 'd 3 11 00 II CO a-d 5C. '3 far Gin lilt yeir; hit 7.C1 o m. 5-nrlit n r-. p y fl1 rx-v O Cer c-'.t. Expert Soys Efficiency Cut 15 Per Cent Ogling Those w w Takes Time A SKETCH OF 'MINI' SITUATION as seen by AP artist Leonard Pornanskl By DAVID BUKKE AP Business Writer NEW YOPK (AP) The miniskirt, fighting against the moguls of fashion, has met another opponent: an efficiency expert accused it of reducing office worker efficiency by some 15 per cent. "The miniskirt has had a disastrous effect on employe said Uobcrt E. Nolan, a vice president of Serge A. Birn Co., a Louisville, Ky., manage- ment cunsulling firm. The male office worker spends at least one full hour a day ob- serving Ihe lower half of the miniskirtcd female loiso as it winds its way in the water cooler or filing cabinet, N'nlan said in an interview. Nolan, who was In New York for a convention of efficiency expert's .said he based his analysis on some dliservations of mnle employes In four insurance companies and one hank. Miniskirt distractions came In thrc" styles, Nolan said. glance ejcs up. fo- ciised. then about a double lake eyes up, down, up again, focused, concentrating, and down last aboil! four seconds. C o n 11 n nous observation, based na Ihe 120 paces it takes the average girl to walk to an office filing cabinet, lasts 63 seconds. If .1 man Is going to look up at all, Nolan continued, VO per cent 1 of th'J time he won't lower his gaze until the source of distraction has vanished from s ght. Double takes occur 18 per cent of Ihe lime, while glances happen only 12 per cent of the time, lie sa.d. Multiplying the frequency o! iijsrrvation by these respective I'mc values, Nolan dcJcrmirnl that Ihe average detraction lasts 49.11 seconds. He rslimated that (he "normal, healthy American male'' experiences at least 10 or 11 such distractions an hour, which reduces his work day by about 15 per cent. To remedy the situation, Nolan recommends that clients cilhcr insist on longer skirts or otlicc layout so that all desks face walls and file draHcrs open toward walls only, i Commenting on Ihe advent of the mldi-lenglh skirl. Nolan observed "Now maybe wo can get back to work."