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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1970, Abilene, Texas o n to "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 90TH YEAR, NO. 136 PHONE 673-1271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 27, 1970-EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc DAILY-25C SUNDAY Auoeiated Preu 0-1 ixon gns Bill at Pushers GOVERNOR AN ABILENE VISITOR greets Key Men of Chamber of Commerce slilf then by Dm Blaklev By ELL1E RUCKER Overseas Mail Cost Increases Nov. 14 Q. Conld you please llnd oat and print the deadlines lor mailing Christmas greetings and parcels to servicemen overseas? A. Sure can and you might clip this and tape it to your desk or cupboard. First ot all, deadline for greeting cards by surface mail is Nov. 12; by SAM (Space Available Mail) Nov. 20, and Air Mail Dec. 11. For parcels; surface mail Nov. 6, SAM Nov. 20, PAL (Parcel Air Lift) Nov. 27 and Air Mail Dec. 11. If you want to save a few cents, mail all your packages on Nov. 13, because a 15 per cent increase in parcel post rates goes Into effect the next day. Q Could you Icll me the best time to mall packages to New York state to Insure Ihey'il arrive by Christmas day? Also Oklahoma City and Ewa Beach, Hawaii. A Packages should be mailed by Dec. 1 to distant states like New York. Mail to Alaska and Hawaii should be sent by Nov. 30 (surface) or Dec. 14 (air Packages to nearby states, like Oklahoma, should be mailed by Dec. 11. Rale Increase applies here too, if you mail by Nov. 13, you'll save 15 per cent. Q. I'm a property owner, a taxpayer and a music (eacher. My question: why doesn't our new Civic Center have hand rails on each side of the entrance steps? My understanding was that all new buildings would be provided with such aids. A For the benefit of the handicapped, I he law requires new public buildings to Include either steps with a hand rail or a ramp with hand rails, one or the other. The Cmc Cenler designers complied by providing a ramp on the east side of the front entrance (on N. 6th) and ramps on cither side ol the rear entrance. The walls on the sides of these ramps are at hand rail height and meet the requirements for hand rails, says James Wheeler, Cine Center architect. If you're handicapped, let them know when you purchase your tickets and ask for a seat near the ramp entrance, or a space for a wheelchair, whichever you need. Q. Could you please tell me If the Creedcnce Clrarwalcr Revival have ever given any concerts or public appearances and If so when and where? A They're not answering their mail these days, so' we can't give you their concert schedule, but we can tell you they definitely make public appearances because they're appearing in Abilene soon. The date hasn't been set as yet, but they're coming to the Coliseum. You might also like to know that the "Grand Funk Railroad" Is also coming to the Coliseum. Action Line isn't up on that one, but we're told it's one of the top rock groups in the country. v Address questions In Action Mnc, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 79SM. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addresses Please Include telephone numbers II possible. _ Amujerr.enU Bridge 7B Busineu IDA Collided 5-7B Ccm.ci Erlilorioll Horoscope 3A Hotpitol Potienli 7A Obiluoiiei Sportt To Yen r Good Health 6A TV Ltxj Worr.cn'l Ntwl Jo Experience Key Issue, Smith Says By MERLE WATSON Reporter-News Slatf Writer Key issues in the governor's race arc the experience qualifications of tbe two men involved and the difference in their stands on drugs and their use. according to Gov. Preston Smith. The governor, who arrived at Municipal Airport just before noon Tuesday, gave a brief interview en route to the Democratic Headquarters at the Windsor Hotel. Smith was one of the three major Democratic candidates to campaign in Abilene Tuesday, arriving just as Democratic WEATHER U-.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nllional Wearhir Service (wtathrr Map, Pg. 7-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY 140-mile radius) Mostly cloudy and colder Tuei- tiiY and Wednesday wilh a r.ign near JS, e lew Tuesday nwrit near 13 ard a Mori Wednrsday rear M. Winds from norn 10-20 m.D.h. Probability cf rain 23 per cent Tuesday. 70 per cent Tuesday n'srit ana per cent Wednesday. TEMPERATURES Monday p.m. Tuesday a.m. II 1] II II ll IS 7J ts J7 U 51 SI 3 TO 400 6.W lO.r.O 15 44 30 High and low for 34 houn ending 9 a.m.: It and aii. High ind fpr larr.t period UiT year: 7i ard 50. Sunirt last n'ght: p m. Surrise tDday: 6.32 a.m. p.m. Baromeltr rtafling roon: M.ll. Hjmid.r.- At noon: 59 ppr Cfnl. senatorial candidate LJoyd Benlsen was leaving. In the interview. Smith cited h's 20 years of experience in state 'government as qualification for re-cletlinn 1o tte governor's post. Smith is opposed by Republican Paul Eggers in the election, Nov. 3. "I don't believe any person has better knowledge of the office than I he said. He said that his opponent's experience in the office has been in running for governor twice. Personally, he said he felt that his opponent was the most inexperienced and uninformed c a n d i d at c about state government that cither political party has fielded. Smith said that the other issue was probably more the candidates' differences on drugs and drug use. He said that his opponent has come out in favor of reducing the penalty for possession of marijuana. Smith said reducing the penalty will not solve any- thing. He a'so fairl that he believe! that the possession of LSD should be made a felony. do need a program of education and rehabilitation centers should be he conMTiented further on the drug situation. "Drugs and the use of drugs probably has more to do with Sec GOVERNOR, 1'g. 5A By MARK BROWN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon today signed a drug bill aimed at drug and narcotics pushers, asking public support for an all-out fight against drug use by young people. Enforcement tools provided by the new law, plus the support of all citizens, may "save 'he lives of thousands of young peo- ple who might otherwise be hooked on Nixon said. "In order for the laws to mean anything they must have the support of the he said. Ths drug bill cases somewhat the penalties for narcotics and drug users, stiffens penalties for professional drug trallickers and extends federal controls over previously unregulated drugs. Nixon, addressing himself to "all of you who may be seeing this signing ceremony or hear- ing said drug use among people is a major national cri- sis. The ceremony took place at the downtown Washington head- quarters of the Bureau of Nar- cotics and Dangerous Drugs. The new law de-emphasizes punishment of drug users in fa- vor of educational programs aimed at preventing a person from taking up the hanit. It re- duces the crime of possessing marijuana from a felony to a misdemeanor. But senators and representa- tives, with White House back- ing, wrote in stiffcr penalties for pushers of narcotics and dan- gerous drugs, tightened restric- tions on their legitimate sale and manufacture and armed federal narcotics agents with "no knock" search authority. Inclusion of the no-knock pro- vision, which allows officers with a warrant to cnlcr a [prem- ise without announcing them- selves, sparked a minor filibus- ter in the Senate and a fight in Industrials Down At Hour Close Industrials were down 1.30, transportation was down 1.17, and utilities were up .10 at the end of fourth hour trading Tues- day on the New York Stock Ex- change. The New York Com- posite was down .12. Volume was shares, reported the Abilene office of Schneider, Bcrnct, and Hick- man. Inc. the House during the year and a half the bill was before Con- gress. On final passage, less than a month before the congressional elections, Ihs President got what he wanted. Included in the law is a provi- sion for a study of marijuana ef- fects federal officials hope will be given the same respectful re- sponse as the 1964 surgeon gen- eral's report statistically linking cigarettes and lung cancer. The measure brings under strict federal control the pre- viously unregulated distribution of tranquilizers, pop pills, sleep- ing pills and similar drugs. itiFf photo by Don BUUrf LLOYD BENTSEN TALKS POLITICS _ with Rep. Omar Burleson, right, In Abilene Bentsen Claims Comments Agnew Are ConfIkting By JIM CONLEY Reporter-News Staff Writer Forced to "change horses" along the campaign trail Tuesday morning when his chartered airplane pooped out in Fort Worth, U.S. senatorial candidate Lloyd Bentscn told a crowd at Abilene Municipal Airport that his opponent George Bush is a "coat tail candidate." Bentsen, whose visit was sandwiched in between those Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes and Gov. Preston Smith, fired a volley against Bush's stand on more than a half dozen campaign issues. FOREMOST W A S his repctitin of the claim that Bush is "losing his political independence" due to Ihs scheduled visit in Texas this of President Nixon. "I didn't think I was going to have to take on the whole establishment of the Republican told a dcle- gr.tio'n of 100 city and county officials, campaign workers and visitors. "They're just wearing out airplanes coming down Ecnlscn said with a laugh. He mentioned in particular two "conlrprtictory" statements said Vice President Epiro Agnew made while in Texas recently. IN ONE CITY, according to Bentscn. Apiew said you ought to have a Republican congress to wnrk with a Republican president, "while in Dallas he said you need a Republican governor to work with a D e m o c r atic legislature.. in order to have better legislation through an adverse climate." Bentscn was cheered when he said "I think you have to choose between a coat tail candidate .ind a man. Lloyd Bentsen, who will give responsible opposition (to the Blaming Republicans for "the worst inflation in 100 he said that "when they say inflation is on the run, just ask the ladies who push the grocery carts if the price of groceries is going down." THE CANDIDATE spoke also on the farmer and "his problems." He said "f think we need a See BENTSEN, Pg. 5A Burleson Reaffirms Support of Bentsen By BftENDA GREEN Reporter-News Staff Writer U. S. Rep. Omar Burleson reaffirmed his endorsement of LJoyd Bentsen, a candidate for the U. S. Senate. Tuesday morning in Abilene shortly before greeting Bentsen on an airport rally .at Abilene Municipal Airport. Referring to an apparent implication that he might not endorse Democratic candidate Bentsen, Burleson said, "I do know Bush and he is a fine individual, an able man. We do, however, need a Democratic senator and I think Bentsen is qualified, not just because he is a Democrat "We the Democratic delegation of the House did endorse he said. SPECULATING on the general outcome of the Nov. 3 election, the veteran legislator said he felt there was a Sec DURLESON, Pg. SA GOP Doesn't Have Facts Straight, Barnes Claims 1 IURNES VISIT 'PURKLY POLITICAL' greeted by Judge Raleigh Broun, right fi Hall br llttltr By KATHARYN DUFF Reporter-News Assistant Editor Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes, campaigning in Abilene Tuesday morning "for myself and (cr the whole Democratic I i c k c charged Republicans with some "misrepresentations of facts" in their drive to win the lop Texas ollirfs. "Take this matter of school busing, for one Barnes said. "President Nixon he ts busing to get racial balance. "Spiro Agncw says he is against busing. "George Bush says he is against busing. Maitha Mitchell Is against busing. 1 "YKT, THEin .-.riminiitraUon is ordering busing rigr.t r.rv, right here in Tcx.is! th.nk s o m c b o dy's some facts." Barnes wrs one of the Big Three Demo candidates Abilene during the day. He flew into Municipal Airport at to be greeted by a local delegation which included District Judge Raleigh Brown, J. D. Perry (Barnes1 local campaign District Demi Cnrnmitlccman French Robertson, Sfim Hill, Syd Nibln, Bill Sayles, Rnnd.nll Jackson, Attorney Dusty Rhodes anel Waller Johnson. After an airport prr.ss cnnferenCf; B.imes went to the Abilene Christian College campus for nn address to students and campaign workers at the student center. Ho departed at mid morning. Lloyd Bentsen, Demo nominee for the U.S. Senate, and Gov. Preston Smith were visitors to the city at mid-day. BARNES. WHO labeled his visit "purely said ho was delighted to have President Nixnn visiting Texas this week. "I am just Barnes continued, "that Mr. Nixon has not found it possible to visit our state sometime during the Inst 22 months. The last lime lie W.TS here was when he came during the IDoS election to Texans to vote for him. Other large stales have cince been Messed with attention from tho Resident but the only lima See BARNES, Pg. ;