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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                I gbflene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT A 89TH YEAR. NO. 210 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 14.. PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Press lOc SUNDAY FLYING PEEPS Four-year-old Danila Lay- ser of Myerslown, Pa., models the latest fashion at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrislnirg, a hat with its brim full of baby chicks. One chick didn't like the altitude atop Danila's head and leaps to the ground. Danila was a visitor at the show which opened on Monday. (AP Wirephoto) Educators Predict Exciting 70s The years of the 70s will be exciting ones in higher education in Abilene. The presidents ol Abilene's three local colleges sec the decade of the 1970s as a lime of growth in enrollment, additional physical facilities, expanded personnel and greater qualities in all offerings. DR, JOHN CTEVliNS "I see the decade of the 70s as a ..lime: of strengthening and enrichment by the local institutions of higher said Dr. John Slevens, president of Abilene Christian College. "McMurry College, Hardin- Simmons University and Abilene Christian College will seek to build their endowment funds, increase Ihe amount of financial aids available to students, improve faculty salaries and strive for greater quality in all offerings. "I expect, lo see greater cooperation in the educational otferings of the three Institulions. There will be expanded inter-institutional cooperation in student life activities. Our libraries will be further developed and .the llirce libraries will provide excellent sendee for students of'all Ihrcc he said. "There will, of Dr. Stevens said, "be new academic buildings creeled. I think the three instilulions will continue lo be primarily residential in character; hence the need for more dormitories as enrollments increase." Dr. Stevens said lhal he did not look for dramatic growth in sludent bodies "bill I do look for steady growth." "We will continue to bring to Abilene some of the finest citizens to be found anywhere. Our student bodies will continue lo be above Ihe national avera'ge Berserk Gunman Kills 2, Wounds 3 in Frisco By JIM BRIGANCE Associated Press Writer SAN FRANCISCO berserk gunman killed two persons and wounded three others Tuesday night. A dragnet of 75 policemen accom- panied by dogs was thrown around 10 square blocks in the city's Mis- sion District. An all points bulletin was issued for the arrest of Raymond Scott, 36, who had been paroled from Folsom Prison last May after being convicted of rape in 1952. Scott also is wanted in Davis, Calif., where a man and two women were held captive 26 hours last weekend. The dead were identified by Ihe coroner's office as Cecario Cinfio, 50, and Miss Yolanda Daniele, 31. San Francisco General Hospital spokesmen identified trie wounded as Cinfio's wife, Domenica, 50; Arthur Hughes, 67; and Dudley Kennedy, 46. Anolher woman, Gloria Gray was grazed on Ihe arm by a bullet when she stepped onto her porch. Police Capt. Martin Lee gave this account: "The man apparcnlly entered Ihe Cinfio house through a back door and was surprised by the couple, who were watching television. "He shot both of them, ran out and tried lo commandeer a c.'.r, shooling the motorisl. "Thcn he raped, shot and stabbed Miss Daniele two blocks away." All the victims were shot wilh a .38-caliber revolver, lie added. A while coal was lefl in Miss Dan- ielc's apartment and a briefcase con- taining identification and a note say- ing "death to pigs" was found in Ihe Cinfioi home, police said. Police described Scott as a six-fool Negro, weighing about 175 pounds, and wearing sideburns and a gnalec. in scholastic aptitude as well as in character and leadership he concluded. DR. GORDON BENNETT Dr. Gordon Bennett, president of McMurry College, said he is filled with optimism concerning educational possibilities in the Big Country, particularly in Abilene. "Through the cooperation of Ihc three institutions of higher education, we will be able lo evolve entirely new concepts of educational development" he said. "I think we'll see a growth not so much in numbers of students but in quality as well as in the scope of educalional policies and programs lo be developed in the thiec institutions. "McMurry is planning some very exciting things i n innovative leaching methods, use of mulli-mcdia a n d oxpKTidcd said Dr. Bennett. He added that pail of Ins optimism stems from the increased interest business and industry in Abilene is showing in its colleges. DR. EUVIN L. SKILES llarriin-Sinimons University president Elwin L. Skilcs voiced optimism for higher education in Abilene in the 1970s. "I think Abilene and Ihc Big Country is indeed fortunate to have three church related institutions of higher he said. "Al Harriin-Simmons we are making plans for the 1970s and initiated Ihc 'Profile for Progress' for the next decade. For the 'Profile for Progress' to. become a program o f accomplishment in the seventies, it is obvious that there must be an abundance of sharing of sound and imagina- tive thought, earnest and persistent prayer, bold and decisive action and generous avid sacrificial support. "This ambitious and challenging 'Profile for Sec EDUCATION', Tg. 6A Biafran Aid Feud Reported Settled Foreign Governments Still Waiting By MORT KOSENBLUM LAGOS (AP) A squabble between Nigerian organizations over directing aid [or Biafra ap- peared today to have been set- tled, but there was no green liglit yet for foreign govern- ments waiting to send massive shipments of food, medicine and supplies to tile war zone. Maj. Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Hie Nigerian head of stale, rejected help from Joint Church Aid and oilier private agencies which flew mercy shipments to Biafra during the civil war. "Let them keep llicir blood he said in a radio in- terview. "We don't want their help or assistance. Vi'c will do it ourselves." Tlie relief program was re- ported stymied uy a dispute over its control between governmenl-allilialcd National Commission for Rehabilitation and the Nigerian Red Cross. Bill the head of tlic rehabilitation commission, Timothy Omobarc, said today lhat the commission "is in charge uf determining priority of emergency relief op- erations, while 1he Red Cross is in charge of emergency opera- lions." "We don't trouble them at he added. "The decree sharing our rcsponsibilily is very clear. All we need now is lo get to Ihc Held and meet tlie needy masses and not sil down in Lagos quarreling." A defense department spokes- man said Uic government had jiot cleared a relief airlift from Britain because the government had no official information. "All we know is what we hear on the he said. Oilier Nigerian officials said (he government has all the food il needs, but the problem is get- ting it lo those needing il. They said all efforls musl be chan- neled through agencies ap- proved by the government. Tlie Red Cross said there were tons of food on hand, and Itial another tons would he available within davs. In London, Prime Minister ilarold Wilson announced llial Britain would give Nigeria million for relief work in Biafra. The Lagos government tempo- rarily banned British military planes from flying into its terri- tory, but it earlier had notified Britain it would accept emer- gency supplies flown in by civil- ian aircrafl. U.S. Undersecretary o[ Slate Elliol L. Richardson snid in Washington that the United Stales has put million al the disposal of the Nigerian Red Cross and has informed the Uniled Nations Children's Fund lhal it has 48 trucks ready lo he airlifted lo Nigeria. Richardson said details on U.S. aid and (he handling of it will be available alter a report arrives from Lagos on talks Tuesday between Gowon and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Slate David Newsom. President Nixon announced Monday lhat million is available for relief work in Biafra. Lubbock Bonk Loses Suit Over Property WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE E55A WEATHER BUREAU (Wealher Map. Pg. ABILENE AND VICINITY (JOmlle lacius) Fair and warmer 1his flllcr- rxxxi; parlly c'cvtiy a-d warmer lonlghl and Tlwjriday. nigti today, law lo mid- 591; low lo-iignl, mid-Ms; high Thursday near iO. Soulh to southwest winds, 10-20 rr. p.fi. and lew for 74-hours endir-g 9 a.m.: 37 and 35. Utah and low same dale lail Year: 65 arii 33. Sunset tail night: sunrise today: surscl lon-ghl: LUBBOCK (AP) Homer C. Maxcy won a jiulg- mcn Tuesday against I h e Cilizcns National Bank of Lub- bock, which he accused o[ scheming lo lake away proper- tics he owned. The award by a district couvl jury in a suit over foreclosed notes was Ihe largest ever granted in a civil suil here. Hank president Willard Paine said his institution will appeal Hie decision. Paine is chairman of Hie board of trustees al Abilene Christian College, a position lie lias Jielcl since February 1M7, and was named ACC's out- slanding alumnus for 1969 a year ago. Judge Pat S. Moore ruled he- fore the case went lo the jury that the evidence did nol support an allegation of conspiracy. She said, however, lhal the value of Maxcy's assets and liabilities on the dale of a bank foreclos- ure in J9GO was a question for the jurors lo decide. Trial of the case began last Oct. 27. Maxcy, who spent 17 days tes- tifying, said after hearing the verdict, "I tccl great.' It 1 had won a dollar, I'd have won." Speaking for the hank, Paine said, "We intend lo pursue every available legal avenue with conscience thai iillimalcly the bank's position will be vindi- cated." The jury decided thai Ihe bank bought capital slock in two Maxey corporations for nearly million less than the actual value of Ihc slock. In addition the jury awarded million in exemplary dam- ages in ilie view that Ihc bank ncletl willi "evil intent" or ivilli gross disregard for iUaxey's rights in (lie foreclosure. Fair market value of capital slock in Ihc Plaza Building Corp. with the JIaxcy family owned, was at Ihc lime the bank foreclosed, the jury decid- ed. Evidence was offered lhal the bank's Monlcrcy-Lubbock Corp. paid or per share, for this stock. Slock in the Maxey Lum- ber Co. was worth the jury held, instead of the OOfl paid for it by the hank. Airman Files Suit Pride Fire Dyer Haircut Order Victim Dies An airman from Cannon AFH, N. M., in Ihc stockade al .Dyers AFB filed suit Wednesday in Abilene federal court, claiming violation of constitutional rights. The airman, August Doyle, is serving three months' hard labor at Dyess, which is a re- gional Air Force confinement center. Doyle was convicted Dec. 10 al Cannon at Clovis, N. M., for refusing to obey an officer's orders to get a haircut. In addition lo the three-month term, he drew a monthly fine for three months and reduction from an airman first class to airman basic. Doyle's petition for a writ of habeas corpus contends abridge- ment of freedom of expression. He named three officers as respondents: Col. Henry C. Koclbl, com- mander of Cannon's 27lh Combat Support Group; Col. Slanlcy .1. Obarski, commander of Dycss' 9fith Combat Support Group; and Capt. Allen G. Alpcrl, OGth Security Police squadron commander at .Dyess. The confinement center al Dyess is directly under Capl. Al perl's command. Capt. Alpcrt's squadron is part of Col. Obnrski's command. Doyle seeks n release from confinement, reassignment lo duty, or release on bail or parole. His suil was filed by Dallas atlnrncy Hoberl Goodlriencl. Is 'Blue Law' Constitutional? By ELLIE RUCKER ami BETTY GR1SSOM Q. I didn't understand how a stale or national government can enlorcc a law requiring businesses lo set aside one day of Ifie week for religious purposes, specifically the "Blue Laws." I'm nol a government major, but It appears this Is in violation of the "separation of church and slate" clause in the constitution. Haw can (boy do this? A. Ttiree years ago when the Legislature amended the law lo give stores a choice of Sunday or Saturday opening, they felt il was constitutional and that no religious Issue was involved. This was challenged and taken before the Texas Supreme Court who also ruled It was valid and constitutional. So to your question, "how can they do the answer Is a law that's deemed constitutional by the State Supreme Court can definitely tc enforced unless Ihe U.S. Supreme Court overrules It, In the near future the very point you're questioning, separalion of church and state, will probably be broughl up because a care will be taken lo Ihe U.S. Supreme Court. This court, of course, has the power lo decide if it's a violation of the constitution and will render the finr.l decision. Q. Can I as a tax-paying property owner lake legal action against Ihc owner of a house next door? It is in such shambles (hat only undesirables will rent It. The screens are off, windows out, holes In Ihc roof. It's a disgrace (o Ihc neighborhood as well as a health hazard, Whom do I contact to try to get It condemned? A. Contact L. W. Whitiington at 673-3781, give him the address of the house and he'll sec lhat it's inspected. If it docsn'i meet specifications of the Minimum Mousing Code, it will be condemned, taken before the Housing Board and it will nMornmcml whether it should bo demolished or brought up lo minimum standards. If il recommends demolition, a court order will be obtained lo demolish the house. Q. Regarding ramps at Ihe new cullscnm. llamps anil handrails Inside Ihc coliseum arc great. Ramps on Ihc south outside the building arc also great for wheelchairs. However the lack of handrails on (he outside ramp entrance still keeps the building inaccessible for sonic who walk on crutches nr with a cane. Hope it's not too late to add hand- rails at Ihe coliseum. We're hoping (lie hniltlcrs will take ramps and handrails Into consideration at tlie new Civic Ccnlcr, too. A. The next chance you have to visit the coliseum you'll notice that handrails have been installed in those ramps and ramps with handrails are included in Uic plans for Ihe new civic center. There's also an elevator to help .you get from Ihe ground floor to Ihc second floor meeting rooms, says James Wheeler, architect for the firm lhal designed bolh buildings. A new law requires all public buildings to include pro- visions for the physically handicapped, and calls for both ramps and handrails. Q. I would like lo know Iiow caJes and eating establishments gel around the minimum wage law? I know of several places whltli are paying employes less than per hour and allow no free meals. If they arc violating MIC law whnin may I get In touch with lo sec if this can he changed? A. Restaurants grossing less than a year are not required to pay the minimum wage, according to the officials of the U.S. Dcpt. ol Labor. This would probably include most of the restaurants in Ihe Abilene area. This is a federal law but Ihc slate legislature passed a new stale labor law at the last session. The local Stale Dept. won't know Ihe details until later this month after attending a study course concerning Ihc new laws. Contact the U.S. Dcpt. Of Labor, P.O. Box 1875, Abilene or call G77- 6072 and they will be very happy lo nnswcr your questions. Address qncsHons lo Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 7960-1. Names will nol used but questions must be signed and address given. Vcrnon Click, 45, of Lueders, critically burned in Ihc Jan. 3, Pride Oil Refinery fire, died at p.m. Tuesday in .San Antonio's Santa Rosa Hospital. Mr. Click, burned over 85 per cent of his body, was transferred to the San Antonio hospital last week from llcndrick Memorial. Funeral is pending at Crossncr and Pearson Funeral Home in Cleveland, Tex. Snyder Surprised By Ice Storm Snyder, about (10 miles west of Abilene, had an ice storm Tues- day night as temperatures in the 30s and misl occurred through- oul much or Ihc Big Country. Ice coated Ihe trees and build- ings in Snyder, although no damage was reported, a corres- pondent there said. A spokesman for the Depart- ment of Public Safely said lhat no reports had been received of icy highways in the Snyder area Wednesday morning. Warmer Icmpcrnt lives were predicted Wednesday and Thurs- day by the Abilet'.e Weather Bureau, along wilh fair skic.s this afternoon and partly cloudy skies tonight and tomorrow. Corruption Delays LIMA, Peru (AP) Lengthy delays are normal in clearing goods from Ihe Peruvian Cus- toms. However, one American re- cently experienced unusual de- lays in clearing a package con- taining a toy for his son, so he called on Ihc supervisor of Post- al Customs. The man pleaded forgiveness, explaining "the police have ar- rested 17 of my inspectors for stealing." FHANK CHAMPION Jiad discovery well Ranger Oil Pioneer Dies RANGER (RNS) Frank Champion, 90, Ranger oil pioneer, died early Wednesday in Baptist Memorial Hospital in Houston. He bad been visiting relatives in Houston since the Christinas holidays. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Firsl United Methodist Church in Ranger with Rev. B. Thomas Tribble, pastor, officiating. Interment will be made in Kvcrgreen Cemetery under the direction of Killingsworlh Funeral Home with Masonic graveside riles. lie was born. July 9, 1873, in Corsicana and married Ihe former Anna Belle Winks Sept. 10, 190-1, in tola, Kan. She died July 19, 1955. Survivors include a son, Don F. Champion, and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Hughes, both of Houston; one sister, Mrs. Frances Weeks of Kcnnett Square, Pa., six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. Mr. Champion drilled Ihe Ranger discovery well lhat touched off one of the greatest booms in petroleum history. He had drilled wells in Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas and California before coming lo Texas. When he came to Ranger he was working (or Warren Wagner, a drilling contractor employed by Texas Pacific Coal Co. of Fort Worlh to put down Ihc project on the John McCleskcy farm. The McCle.skey well came in Oct. 19, 1917. Champion was presented a new automobile for bringing in Ihc discovery well. The well's production was barrels and 3 million cubic feet of gas daily when it was brought in. About 12 years later he drilled some production of his own at Ranger and Laredo. NEWS INDEX Amusements 5C Bridge 6B Classified 6-9C Comics 5B Editorials..............48 Horoscope 4C Hospital Poticnls 6A. Cbiluorrcs 3A Sports 1-4C To Your Good Hcollli____9A TV Lon...............4A Women's News   

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