Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 21, 1970, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 90TH YEAR, NO. 98 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 21, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Associated Prea By ELLIH HUCKER Yes, Art Linkletter Is Going Off the Air Lead action line jj Q. I've recently heard that (he Art IJnklcKcr afternoon show will soon be going off the air. I'd like In know If Ihls is (rue and if so why? I enjoy It very much. A. It's true, (heir last show will ho today. NBC said thai although they had high hopes for the success of Hie program lack of viewer interest and viewer support caused them to cancel it. It's being replaced by the program "Words and You might drop Art Linkletter a note telling him how much you enjoyed his program, he could probably use a friendly word right about now. Q. Our son graduated from Abilene High In 1361. IVc diiln't give him a class ring [or financial reasons. New I would like to get him one for his birthday. Is it possible? Where and how would 1 begin to get one? A. It's possible. We've sent you the name and phone of the Abilene representative for the engraving company that made those rings. You'll need to know your son's ring size and there's a small added fee for ordering a ring. It takes eight to 12 weeks for the order. That's probably too late for his birthday; how about a Thanksgiving Day Q. AVhal Is (lie size flf the vocabulary of the average two-year old child? A. According to a book written by Backwin Rackwin, Professors ol Pedia- trics at Bellevicw Hospital, New York, the average vocabulary of a two-year-old consists of 200 In 300 words, In arriving at this average they tested children whose vocabularies ranged all the way from five words to -1000 words. The average high school graduate has a vocabulary of words. Q. Do the Abilene Police hold a bicycle auction to get rid of the bicycles that arc picked up dnrlhgjhe. year? This Is done IS'many cities, b'gj'l haven't Heard of Us being done here. A. No. Once a year at Christmastime bicycles are given to the Fire Dept. They paint and repair them and turn them over to the GoodfeUows who distribute them to underprivileged children. Chief Dodson said they have lots of bikes. If you're missing one, just go to the Police Dept. and identify your bike. No charge for the storage. Even though many items are being auc- tioned by the Police Depl. on Oct. 6, bicy- cles will not be included, police said. Q. Yon said the steel type flag-poles that have ropes for raising and lowering the flag are not available In Abilene and that we'd have to find a welder to con- vert a piece of steel Into a flagpole. Try calling either of the steel fabricating companies and ask about a "prepared" Jlagpole and find out just how wrong you arc! A. Okay sir, we did, we called Alamo Steel and Machine and Central Texas Iron Works. Via concede we are partially wrong, but just partially, now. One company has the malerials lor poles and will make Ihem to order, but neither keeps them in stock. They can be special ordered from cither company and if you want one of the standard sizes, it can be delivered within a few weeks. Thelma Andrews, head of the City Library, contributed this information: An automatic flag pole (motorized, raises and lowers the flag automatically) can be purchased from Electronic Flag Poles, Inc. 511 Main St. Maywood, III, 60153. Q. I'd like (o know If It's possible to receive Information on all the bills proposed before the Texas Slate .Legislature? If so. Mho can I wrilc or see? A. Records of all bills passed in the Texas Legislature are kept in the Legislature Reference Library on the second floor of the Capilol building in Austin. It's open to the public. Now if you're wanting information on bills to be proposed in the next session, Rep. Frank Calhoun suggests you subscribe to the Texas Legislative Service, 110 W. 10th St., Austin, Texas. It's a private enterprise which provides daily reports on all action during the sessions. It can't give you advance reports, but will give you a description of what goes on each day. The legislators themselves subscribe to this service. Q. I've noticed several of the tiles In the celling of the coliseum are bulging and seem about ready to (all. It seems to me the price paid for this building it should last longer than a year. Why haven't they been replaced? A. Have no fear, the Coliseum's not on the verge of collapse...when the Shrine Circus played the coliseum, some of the tiles were damaged when they erected the trapeze. The Circus reimbursed, the Coliseum for the damage and new tile has been purchased, but there just hasn't been time to replace it. It'll be repaired shortly, says the Coliseum manager. By contract, the Coliseum is reimbursed for any damage done to the building by groups or organizations that use It. CHAMPAGNE LAUNCHES TRIP JfO FRANCE adventurers Rod Anderson, Pamela Brown, Malcolm Brighton. Balloonists Up and Away, Across Atlantic to France EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) With champagne toasts and cheers from a thousand specta- tors, three adventurers have set off in a beautiful balloon on a 3.000-mile flight to "somewhere in France." The attempt at the first bal- loon crossing of the Atlantic be- gan at p.m..Sunday and by the time dusk fell the craft had floated cast lo the vicinity of Boston. Making the flight are Rod An- derson, 32, a New York com- modities broker; his wile, tele- vision actress Pamela Brown, 28; and Malcolm Brighton, 32, of Farnham, England, an aeron- autical engineer and amateur balloonist. They ride in a 12-fool-by-five- font fiberglass gondola swung be- neath the 80-foot-high, helium- filled balloon that is a brilliant orange lopped by yellow and white stripes. Hundreds of persons waited through the night for the sched- uled ascent at dawn but the lift- NEWS INDEX Amusements........... 8A Bridge................4B Closured 8-12B Comics................7B Editorials 6B Horoscope............ 12A Hospilol Palienls........IB Obituaries 2A Sporls 9-11A To Your Good Health____4B TV Log.............. 12B Women's News.........3B Rancher, 70, Likes Fancy Flight Lessons SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) George Garcia, 70, leads a quiet life alone on his 135-acre moun- tain ranch 35 miles from except one day a week when lie lakes to the sky for an hour or (wo of barrel rolls, figure eights, loops and spins. Frightened by a long auto drive to Nevada with his daugh- ter four years ago, Garcia re- turned by plane. It was his first plane ride. He enjoyed it so much he went lo a nearby airport lo gel an airborne look at his ranch, where he lives with his dog, Nina, and a dozen cows. "I didn't expect it lo go any further Ihan Garcia says, but he kept making periodic nights, getting lessons at Ihe slick at the same lime. Now ta has twice as many as he needs for a solo hours. "I'm what Ihey call a peren- nial student. I could go on for 20 years and they couldn't force me to get a he says. Now Garcia is taking up aero- balics. Garcia, the oldest aerobalic student that his instructor, Amelia Reid, has ever had, says: "All pilots say it will make you a better pilot. You never know when you'll end up upside down. I think spins should be mandatory for a license, any- way. Maybe not loops, but a fig- ure eight. "A lunny thing about looping and looks like your plane is all right but the ground is moving all over." Garcia has successfully passed every physical needed by pilots, including an electro- cardiogram and blood lest, but says he would rather have the inslniclor along anyway. "I'll continue flying as long as I can pass the he says. "If I feel 1 shouldn't fly, I'll stop, that's all." NY Bank Cuts Interest Rate Others Expected to Follow NEW YORK (AP) Morgan Guaranty Trust Co., the nation's fifth largest bank, said today it was cutting its prime interest rate to per cent from 8 per cent. The bank said the rate cut was effective immediately. Tile prime rate is (lie rale bank's charge their largest and most creditworthy customers such as large corporations. While First Pennsylvania Banking and Trust Co. of Phila- delphia and several smaller banks have cut Iheir prime rales in recent weeks, Morgan Guaranty is the first major New York bank to do so. The nation's banks usually follow Ihc prime rate set by the major New York banks. A Morgan Guaranty spokes- man said the cut was "in re- sponse to market conditions and monetary policy as the bank sees them." Financial analaysls said they Swede in Rowboat Finds Indian Ocean Too Broad PKflTH, Australia (AP) Swedish adventurer Anders Svedluiid has abandoned his at- tempt to row across the Indian Ocean to Africa for this year, but he said today he wants to try again next year. The 43-year-old house painter said he decided to end (he at- tempt Wednesday night when his 21-foot fiberglass boat Rosla- gen lipped over in heavy seas. Here's how he said it hap- pened: He locked himself In the cab- in, which he thought would be watertight, but water flowed in through the halch. off was delayed to await favora- ble winds. Before leaving from a cow pasture in this Long Island com- munity the three balloonists broke open champagne and christened their craft, "The Free Life." Brighton, said he saw no rea- son why the- night should not succeed but declined lo predict where they might land. "We'll take any inch of land we can he said. If successful, the flight will eclipse the present balloon dis- tance record of miles set by an eight-man German team in 1914, as well as mark the first manned transatlantic balloon crossing. There have been several un- successful attempts at transat- lantic balloon crossings, begin- ning in 1B73. In 1968, two Cana- dians got 500 miles easl of Nova Scotia, then ran put of wind. The present flight is expected lo take from 6 to 16 days, de- pending upon the weather. For Free Life carries bottles of champagne and co- gnac, assorted food, a guilar, pounds of bnoks, survival packs, cameras, water, a porta- ble toilet, sandbags and a life raft. "WEATHER U. J. DEPARTMENT OF ESSA WEATHER BUREAU I her Map, Pg. 3-B) ABILENE AND VlCINIl Y lo parlJy ctoudy scattered Ihunderihayitn W-wvJay and Tueufsy. The Iiioh Monday rear tS, low Monday nlgm near 73 a.vl 1he Tueiday rear M. Wind llw 10-73 Probability cl rain 30 per cenl Monday through Tuesday. High low fcr 24 twuri erMjir-Q 9 a.m.: 53 and 74. High and few for period last year: M and a. Swsef tail ntoM: p.m. Suru-iie today; a.m. tonighl: p.m. Market Mixed NEW YORK (AP) Stock prices opened mixed In moder- ate, trading today. He then clamored out of the boat ,ind sat on lop of it. "I didn't have lime In worry too he said. "Tlic boat righted ilsclf pretty quickly and I was kepi busy bailing." Svedlund rowed for about 16 hours, spent Thursday night an- chored at sea and on Friday morning was looking for an is- land on which to land. He landed Saturday morning on Green Island, 130 miles nortJi of Perth. Svedlund is returning lo Perth to find a job and work to make his boat watertight. Fair President Claims Success By all measures the 1970 West Texas Fair appears to be a success. Even the rains, which annually plague the Fair, cooperated this year. Although final attendance figures for the 1970 Fair are not yet in, first reports. place the total number of persons attending the week-long event at somewhere over according to fair president Harvey Baker. Baker cited the suprising, almost full cooperation of the weather saying, "this helped a lot with Uie attendance." The president commended the "hundreds of people who work- ed very hard." Baker said that the thousands of area people who loured the attended the coliseum shows arid rode the midway Shot Kills Woman CORPUS CHRIST! (API- Mrs. Mary Rodriguez, 24, died Sunday night in a hospital alter being wounded in a target shoot- ing incident. Police said the woman was shooting with friends when she was struck by a bullet. No arrests were made. rides had a good fair to attend. "I'm delighted with the success of Ihc first RCA he said. "The stock furnished by fieuller and Sons was good and outstanding cowboys from all over the nation were here." During the final performance of the rodeo, which played to capacity crowds Friday and Saturday, Liannc Bocshart. H a r d i n Simmons University freshman and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Boeshart of Abilene, was crowned Rodeo Qjeen. Miss Boeshart will represent the fair rodeo at the 1971 Miss Rodeo Texas contest lo be held in Mesquite. Thursday Ginger Rodger of Coleman was chosen 1971 Fair Sweetheart, She succeeds Marian Odom of Baird. "I am especially pleased and happy that Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were here lo help kicqoff the Baker said. "They are wonderful people, great entertainers and were received very well by people all over West Texas." Coliseum goers were treated to performances by country- western star Charley Pride on Monday and Tuesday nights and by gospel singing by the Klackwood Brothers and the Slamps Quartet on Wednesday night. expected the rate cut to be fol- lowed quickly by other banks. Chase Manhattan and first National City banks of New York declined immediate com- ment on Morgan Guaranty's move. One of Hie first banks lo go along was South Carolina Na- tional Bank of Columbia, S.C., largest in that stale. The first of a series of five boosts in the prime rate was made Dec. 2, 1068, when the charge was raised to per cent from GW per cent. The rate reached a record 8W per cent on June 9, and re- mained at that level until last March 25 when it was cut to 8 per cent. There has been considerable clamor for a rale cut recently. Hep. Wright Palmnn, D.-Tex., called for a reduction to 6 per cent. Ttic Bank of America and other large banks said last week that the time was inappropriate for a cut because of money mar- ket conditions. Wives, Children Back Police Officers' Bid BUFFALO, N.Y. (API A total of about 60 wives and chil- dren of campus policemen marched for an hour Sunday on the campus o[ the State Univer- sity at Buffalo lo support the po- licemen's hid for the right to carry sidc.arnis on the job. Since Thursday, when two nonstudents stabbed and serif ously injured two unarmed offi- cers, Ihe universily policemen have reported for duty but re- fused lo go on patrol. The men confine their chores to paper work. University officials hired a private guard service to lake over the unarmed palrols and arranged a meeting tonight with leaders of Ihe policemen's un- ion, Local 1072, American Fed- eration of State, County and Mu- nicipal Employes. Administrators said Slate Uni- versily regulations established in Albany forbid campus securi- ty men lo carry firearms. The rule prompted one wife lo write on her placard: "God Help My Husband, Albany Won't." Spiro lo Gel Union Card MEMPHIS, Tcnn. (AP) Vice President Spiro Agnew will become an honorary member of the International Union of Oper- ating Engineers here Tuesday. The vice president will be giv- en credentials and a hard hat so he can operate a bulldozer at the groundbreaking for a new multimillion-dollar Internal Revenue compuler center. Outnumbered Jordanians Taking Heavy Casualties BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Royal Jordanian army forces were outnumbered and taking licavy casualties today in bat- tles with tank: from Syria in Ir- bid, Jordan's second largest cily, Radio Amman reported. Israeli mililary informants in Tel Aviv said they had received information that Irhid, about 60 miles north of Amman, had fall- en lo a force of Soviet-built tanks lhal entered Jordan on Sunday in the second of two thrusts from Syria. The Jordanian broadcast said two brigades of tanks converged on Irbid in .support of Palestini- an guerrillas holding the city's ccnler in the fifth day of their war against King Hussein's gov- ernmtnt in Amman. The Amman broadcast ex- horted troops of the Royal Tank Brigade In Irbid to "hold fast and teach the heretic rulers of Syria a lesson in heroism." The Syrians denied their forces had entered Jordan. King Hussein himself wenl on Ihe radio laler, accusing lha Syrians of'halching a plot that would allow Israel lo occupy all of Jordan. "But Jordan is defended by the young king declared. He praised Ihc Iraqi Iroops stationed in Jordan since Ihc 1067 Middle East war and this was taken to mean he was appealing indirectly lo Ihcm to intervene on Jordan's behalf. They had been encamped near Irbid before Ihc lighting began. The Iraqis arc reported lo have moved away from Ihe bal- lie zone but allowed Jordanian tanks to pass through their lines. The Baath Socialist regimes of Iraq and Syria are locked In a bitter ideological dispule. The Jl-ycar-old monarch claimed Syria's leaders with- drew tanks from Ihe cease-fire line with Israel in (he Golan Heights in order to strike against Jordan. Hussein contended his forces had just about ended the upris- ing by Palestinian who opposed his agreement to cnlcr peace talks wilh when "Ihe real imperialist agents, the rulers of Syria, staged their Ireacherous aggres- sion againsl us. "They forgot the heroes and lions of our armed forces, who have made martyrdom their profession. And they also forgot Ihe courageous Iraqi 8th Army Brigade and their honorable determination to protect Jordan and Ihe Arab nation against the Israeli expansion.scheme."