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"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"--Byron NE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS. 79604, FRIDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 14, J969-TH1RTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc DAlLY-20e SUNDAY A,,oci att d Pre« (ff) Ex-Coleman Resident Bean to Be 4th on By NANCY JACOBS Reporter-News Stair Writer Texans have jusl cause to be proud when native son Alan Bean blasts oil for the moon , Friday. ; West Texas can he especially proud, because Alan Bean, due to be the fourth man on the lunar surface, once called Coleman home. An Abilenian, Mrs, Ilalph (Elsie) Schwartz, provided the tip-off Thursday to The Abilene Reporter-News. Alan Bean had Men a young boy when he and fus parents and younger sister had lived in Coleman briefly, the former Coleman resident said. SCHWARTZ and Arnold Bean, Alan's father, had worked together as soil scientists for the United States Department of Agriculture in the early 19411s, and the families had become friends. A check with Mrs. Arnold Bean in Fort Worth Thursday afternoon revealed the West Texas part of the family history. "We moved to Coleman in about May, 1941. My husband was there in charge of the Coleman branch of (he Middle Colorado Flood Control Survey. Later the office was closed because so many of the young men entered the Army, and the older men were transferred to other offices." The Bean family lived there about a year, she ·said. MRS. BEAN said that she and her husband had talked with their astronaut son Wednesday night and another call was planned for Thursday. "He was all excited. Last night (before certainty of the Friday flight was assured) he said he wanted to go ahead and go. He said the astronauts were ready about two months ago. "I lold Alan I'd be happy whe;i the astronauts were back on (he ship," Mrs. Bean said. "But he said not to say that, because he was looking forward to the trip." MRS. BEAN said thai she and her husband will be staying in Fnrt Worth during the flight of Apollo 12. "We went down (to Cape Kennedy) for the 11 flight, because Alan could take us around. But now he would be confined, and we couldn't see him." Mrs. Bean said that she and her husband will be watching the Apollo 12 flight with their daughter, Mrs. Paula Pedden of Fort Worth, and her three children. Mrs. Pedden, 2Vi years younger than her aslronaut brother, Is a secretary in the district office for the U.S. Weather Bureau in Fort Worth. ASTRONAUT BEAN'S mother admitted she was excited about the flight. "I told ray husband I hoped everything would go all right because I didn't think I could stand another month of walling," she said. Alan Bean was born March 15, 1932, in Wheeler in the Texas Panhandle. The family moved to Fort Worth when he was 4, then to Fort Smith, Ark. Mrs. Bean remembers that the family lived in Coleman in 1941 because "I remember Pearl Harbor happening," IV COLEMAN the family lived in a new development in the northeast part of town. "New homes were being built there because a munitions or airplane factory was there," Mrs. Bean remembered. She didn't remember the address of their Coleman residence. "We had to get mail at the Post Office then," she said. While in Coleman, the family attended the First Methodist Church. Alan was probably in the fifth grade at school, Paula in the third, Mrs. Bean said. After the Coleman office was closed, the Beans moved to Temple. There Arnold B e a n enlisted in the Army and served for three years, leaving as a captain. The family returned to Fort Worth in 1946. 'We're Ready to Go, Says Apollo 12 Crew READY FOR MOON MISSION -- Apollo 12 astronauts Charles (Pete) Conrad Jr., Richard F. Gordon Jr. and Alan L. Bean, from left, stand together after completing aerial acrobatics in a T38 jet trainer at Patrick AFB, Fla., Thursday. They are slated to blast off for the moon this morning. (AP Wirephoto) PAGE 01 by Katharyn Duff Dyess Getting Older B52 Models Bv BOB BRUCE The East Texas Chamber ol Commerce has been sending out publicity pieces called, "Autumn Foliage Reports." The reports tell of the beauty Indian summer has spread across the forests of East Texas. Suggested routes are given for those who would drive through the piney woods to see the splendor at this time of year of the hickories, dogwood, sweetgum, oaks, holly and yaupon berries. The eastern part of the stale must be beautiful. The forests any time of the year are lovely to behold and, with the brilliant hues of turning leaves and ripening berries the sight must be gorgeous. But have you looked lately at the prairieland? Our trees may be on Ihe scrawny side and we may be short on yaupon berries and holly, but for color our countryside Is hard to beat. * · · Mrs. Bob Cross, who lives In Anson and works in Abilene, mentioned this week the beauty of the "shlnnery," that stretch of sandy land that is covered with bushy shin oaks. She drives through a piece of It between Anson and Hawley twice dally. "The shinnery was never more beautiful than now," Mrs. Cross says. "AH the shades of red and orange. . .It ha; been a wet year. . .then a touch of frost." * · * The hills southwest of town, particularly those through which the highway winds on Its way to Bronte, are also dressed In their brightest autumn garb, report those with, time and opportunity to go see them. The main autumn touring we have been able to manage li around Abilene -- and that Is welt worth it. Drive down Sayles. . .the corner at South 7th and on toward McMurry. Go west on South 7th and left OB old Elmwood Drive, thert where the trees hold hand* ibovt your head. Yellflw. red, orange leaves drift to the ground with every puff'el wind. Golden snow- banto ire tiled against throbs on which berrie* m turning to orimHB. painted black while the top ' ' B e a u t i f u l days o f November," a s A l b a n y composer James Ball sings In one of Ihe Ft. Griffin ·"andangle songs. It has been a wet year wllh ust enough cold wealher to nake the foliage show off. (Think! This time last year we lad already got a snow, one hat stacked up on green leaves still clinging to trees.) And now come the leaves. They are coming and coming and coming in our yard. Right now the back walk s limning about eight inches deep in leaves. They still have enough color we can say they are too pretty to clean away. They are dry enough t h a t footsteps go crunch, crunch. Enough leaves still hold on to he branches that leaf-disposal efforts would be premature. But after all this beauty there will eventually come a day the yard must be cleaned. Jnless a private windstorm would do it for us, gives ours o a neighbor without exchange. Reporter-News Military Editor Strategic Air Commamd jet )omber crews at Dyess AFB are n Ihe process of trading their current B52s for an older model. he Reporter-News learned Thursday. A Dyess official said the case's B52Es are being sent to Davis-Montlisn AFB Ariz to be placed in mothballs. Incoming aircraft are B52Ds, 'rom , Clinton-Sherman AFB, "Itlrf hn caM VJMtf., IIU acllU. The spokesman said SAC leadquarters at Offutt AFB, Neb., gave this reason for the switch: "The change is due to nonnal altrition of weapons systems within Strategic Air Command." The conversion from Es to D models means no loss or gain in size for Dyess' B52 outfit, the 96th Strategic Aerospace Wing, commanded by Col. Edgar S. Harris. The 96th will continue to be equipped with a normal sized complement of B52s for a wing-- 16. Observers can quickly spot one difference In the new planes: their undersides are lalves are camouflaged. B52Es which have been sta- joned at Dyess are camouflaged, but wear no black paint. The base spokesman said :here also are slight mechanical differences in the two models. Bomber crews will have to fly B52Ds to become accustomed to them, he ssid. Dyess is not the only SAC base where such a change is occurring. Another is March AFB, ^alif., location of 15th Air Force teariqtiarters. March's B52Es also are being consigned to mothballs at Davis- Monthan, said Ihe Dyess official. He quoted SAC headquarters as saying that closing of bases elsewhere also is pavt of the reason for the changes, which oegan at Dyess In early October. They are nearly completed. It Is possible, he said, that Dyess later will receive additional B52s from Pease AFB, N.H. Pease has been selected as one of the bases to receive the new FB-111 variable wing fighter-bomber. B52s have been based at Dyess since the first Strato- fortress landed here Dec. 23, 1963, from Walker AFB, N.M. 'March Against Death' Opens M-Day Protest WASHINGTON (AP) -- A 23- year-old mother, widow of a naval officer killed in Vietnam, led off Thursday night Ihe slow- jaced candle-lit "march against jcath" of peace demonstralors :hrough this nervous, riot-conscious capital. The single-file, 40-hour procession Is supposed to Involve about 45,000 marchers, each carrying the name of a man killtd in Vietnam. It is to culminate Saturday In * mass march of perhaps 250,000 peace protesters along Pennsylvania avenue --and it began amid extraordinary security precautions. Nine thousand . riot-trained troop*, flown here Wednesday, were posted just outside five city. Another tt.OOft in nearby bases wen alerted for possible emergency call. M-Day Jn Texas, Pg. I»-A The While House announced Ihat no vehicular or foot traffic would be allowed closer than a jlock away on Saturday, and Ihe Justice Department made plans to quarter troops inside its jreat.gray stone structure on Pennsylvania- Avenue this weekend, for the first time since World War II. A huge traffic jam -- caused mainly by a suburban bus driv ers' strike-- delayed the exodus of thousands of governmen workers across the Memorfa Bridge to Virginia as Ihe file at placard-wearing, candle-car rying marcher* began movini along the sidewalk of Ui« bridge into Washington. The march wu preceded by i memorial service 01 prayer ana, ed by Mrs. Judy Droz of Co- umbia Mo. widow of fA. Donald Droz, 25, killed In action in April while commanding a pa trol boat In the Mekong Delta. The mother of a 10-monlh-old daughter told reporters Ihat her husband, winner of the Bronzt Star for combat bravery, wrote ler just before his death: "We should not get out o Vietnam tomorrow. We shoulc get out of Vietnam today." Other Vietnam next-of-kir were in the first groups setting out on the four-mile march I the Capitol, escorted by two co chairmen of the protest, Dr Benjamin Spock and the Rev William Sloan Coffin, chaplai of Yale University, Blast-Off Is Set For 10:22 a.m. CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) -- Declaring "We're ready to go," the Apollo 12 astronaut. Thursday got the all-clear t sail moonward Friday aboar their "Yankee Clipper" to cas in on America's J24 billion Apo Jo investment "in the name o science and knowledge." "Conditions are all go" for a 18:22 a.m. CST liftoff Friday aid Chester M. Lee, Apollo mission director, after workme afely replaced a leaky fu ank that threatened a month clay in the $375 million mi ion. "We're ready to go when the re," said Apollo 12 astronaii Ian L. Bean shortly be/ore h nd his two copilots, Charle Gordon Jr., took off in thre -38 jet aircraft to get a bird's ye view of their 363-foot-tall ocket while flying in formation ver the moonport. Concern that weather might ause a problem diminished late hursday. Weathermen earlier ad predicted low clouds, possi- !e showers and wind speeds of ver 20 miles an hour at launch me. They later changed their orecast to broken clouds, no ain and wind speeds averaging ess than 20 miles an hour. "This is very acceptable for lunch," Space Agency officials aid. To improve chances of getting polio 12 off the ground, howev- r, officials Thursday changed le ground rules and extended he period in which Apollo 12 an blast off by an hour and 23 Turn to APOLLO, Pg. JO-A AFTERNOON PEP RALLIES dame 30 Low Expected A massive Arctic cold front irought the feeling of winter iack to the Big Country Thursday and the temperature was expected to drop to around 30 degrees early Friday morning. The weather bureau predicted no moisture for Friday night's oolball game, but the temperature will be heading for 35 By LINDA PULLIG Young Outlook Editor As far as Abilene High and Cooper High students are concerned, it's "the" game oE the year. Friday night the Cooper Cougars, district football champs, take on their crosstown rivals, the AHS Eagles. Normally pep rallies are held in the morning but for this particular game they will be held at 2:45 p.m. Friday. As one teacher put it: "After this pep rally the kids are so worked up that it's impossible to resume normal classes." Meanwhile, students are getting menially prepared for the game. Cooper students in Mrs. Co Maryfield's P.E. class obtained several feathers from the AHS Kagle mascot at the zoo and stuck them on their door with the motto "Pluck Hie Eagles." The door to Robert Holiday's yearbook class has the theme "You Can Get Anything You Want at Coach Green's Restaurant." Underneath is a menu: boiled F,agle legs, fowl under glass, southern Wed eagle, Eagle burgers, Warblrd Waffles, crushed bird, Kagle Eclairs and Warbird Nectars. The Cooper football lockers are decked with pictures of Eagles with their tongues hanging out and hatchels saying "Wallop the Warbirds." Bob Tiffany ot New York City, whose son was student body president at Cooper in 1963, is scheduled to give the pep talk at the pep rally. Mrs. Bea Shackelford, Cooper cheerleader sponsor, said that Tiffany was responsible for originating the siren and "Coop" at Cooper. The exchange students from Monroe, Wis., will present the skil. At Abilene High's pep rally, Charles Oliphant, AHS manager, will give the pep talk and the faculty will present the skit. Cheerleaders have decorated the football players' rooms at home and are decorating iheir Jockers. Miss Beverly Ball, AHS cheerleader sponsor, said that nothing special was being planned for Ihis particular rally. "It's just a regular pep rally," she said. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE ESS* WEATHER BUREAU (WMfher M*p, f j. 5-R) ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mll« radios) -- Partly cloudy »rvi cold Friday and Fj-ldav nlghl. Continued partly cloudy and a mile warmer Saturday. Thn high Friday, near »; th« low Frtdfly nlflhl, near W; and the h'igh Saturday, £0. Winds northerly, 10 to IS mpftj. demlnJshlnji riday afternoon. TEMPERATURES Thun. t.rr S9 54 53 1:00 . 2:00 . 3:00 . 00 . Thuri, p.m. 63 ;00 :00 -- 56 ... S3 , . . 5 1 .. 49 ·oo 41 '.'.'.'.'.'..."..... 13:00 High and low for 34-hour* «nding 9 p.m.: 67 and 47. High »nd low Mm* data iMt yean 77 and 54. Sunset last night: 5:40) lunrls* today: 7:07; lurvwl tonight: i:W. Barometer rradlng at ? p.m.: 38.35. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 48 per «m. TODAY LAST DAY 857 Names Back Nixon on Vietnam The Abilene Jaycees' appeal for support of President Nixon's Vietnam policies from the "great silent majority" had produced a massive outpouring of sentiment from the Big Country by Thursday night. President J. L. Edwards of the Jaycees reported at the end of the day a total of 857 names enlisted for the advertisement that will be published Sunday in The Reporter-News backing the President. early oats, sweaters, muffs, and Skaggs' 'Apology 1 Rapped by Nelson By ROY A. JONES II Reporter-News Staff Writer Precinct 1 Commissioner Saturday morning, so Grover Nelson of Abilene said gloves will be in order. Winds, fhich came in wilh the cold ront, will also drop, and by gametime should be around five miles per hour. The high temperature Friday is not supposed to get above 50, Other parts of the state, especially the Panhandle, were taking the blunt of the Artie cold front. Light snow fell in the Texas Panhandle Thursday night as the Weather Bureau warned of a cold wave which would drop temperatures as low as 30 degrees. Light mow, usually mixed with rain, fell at Pampa and Borger in the Texas Panhandle. The cold wave warning came after sever* weather moved Into Kansas most of Missouri, and upper Oklahoma, Thursday that County Judge Roy Skaggs "was not speaking for me" when he apologized to the public -- on behalf of Taylor County Commissioners -- for he Inconveniences redistricting will cause. "I don't owe anybody an apology," Nelson said. "My 'redistricting) plan would not have Inconvenienced anybody." Nelson, whose Precinct contains all of the City of Abilene until th« redistricting become: effective Jan. 1, had devised a redistricting plan which, II adopted, would have resulted in no voting boxes having to be changed, he said. He Wis outvoted, 3-1, by the rural commissioners w h o supported a plan of their own one which they said more evenlj divided the voters »nd "ro»* pressure" (tha mile* nf county road* that each commissioner I equired to maintain). Nelson also drew a bead on udge Skaggs' .statement that the court had no choice but to edistrict in order to conform to he Supreme Court's 'one-man one-vote' ruling." "We had no choice but to edistrict, but we did have a ·hoice on HOW to do it," Nelson ;aid. "Besides, my plan, which would have resulted in. no voting irecinct changes, there was one iroposed by a committee of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce t would have just called for one it two minor changes." Under the plan adopted by thi :oiirt, over Nelson's dissentini vote, four Abilene votinj precincts one" of precincts and the will "nearly evcrj niral votin; be changed according to Jim Tiiggle, retire tax office supervisor wh worked out the legal metes an sounds. The Inconveniences referred t Tm to SKAGGS, rg. Coupon on Pg. 10-A He said if Friday's response latches (hat of Thursday, it nay require three pages to ublish them all. Today Is the last day for Itizens to join the Jaycee reject backing P r e s i d e n lixon. Coupons will be accepted t The Reporter-News, and at ' Jaycee desk at the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, until 5 .m. Friday. The deadline for oupons by mail will be those eceived in the Saturday norning mail. The response came not only rom Abilene, but from every own and city in the Big tountry, and some beyond. There were coupons, for nstance, from San Marcos and ·ort Worth. Some were accompanied by elters expressing with feeling support for President Nixon. "It's high lime," wrote Mrs. lla McMillan of Cross Plains, 'that we were raising our voices n support of our President." Margaret Wolverton o / Sastland said: "There's many 'rom whom you will not hear Turn to SUPPORT, Pg. lO-A NEWS INDEX AmuMmenti 1JA A«frol«f i 7 A Brld«t HA Oa»!!»4 11071 Comki 10» Editorial! 4B F«rm |.*l Market. t, 7* Obituoriti SI Oil 4, JA Sport. IMS*. Sylvl. Port IT 4A TV Lo« 7t TV Stem 71 Wom.n'i HIWI S, 31

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