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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 15, 1970, Abilene, Texas 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT BOTH YEAR, NO.- 211 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 15, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Prea (P) lOc SUNDAY Commission Holds Allowable Steady 68 Per Cent Is Highest Production Rate Since '53 HAPPIER Mrs. Ben Barnes, wife of. Texas' lieutenant governor, filed for divorce in Comanche County Wednesday afternoon. Here .the Barneses and daughter Amy .are among spectators of a parade. The photo was taken about a year ago. Ben Barnes' Wife Sues for Divorce COMANCHEr, -Tex: AP) Mrs.j'peh ;BaTrie'_sf wife, pf Tex- as' lieutenant-governor, filed a divorce' suif'-'late ..Wednesday, claiming Ihe Carriage that be- gan when Ihey.'.were leen-agers has become be- cause of discord.1' The. Barnes'. 13th wedding an- niversary is Feb. 22. Mrs... Barnes' lawyer Hime Cofer, -delivered the petition for a "rib-fault" divorce, per- missible under the new Texas family code thai took' effect Jan. 1, Clerk Ben Wil- helm at p.m. Wednesday. The Barnes are from The petition will be considered by Dist. Judge Truman Rob- erts. Wilhelm said the law re- quires a 60-day waiting period .before the .A aide 'said' Mrs. Baines' and' Iheir1 two 'children hart moved out of the recently redecorated lieutenant gover- nor's apartment in.the Capitol. Mrs. Barnes requested cus- tody of the children, Greg, 12, and Amy, Nearly 8. There had been unverified re- ports for more than a week thai Mrs. Barnes was considering a divorce. The lieutenant gover- nor, 31, had no comment when asked about it last Saturday. Mrs. Barnes' petition merely follows the format laid out by the new family code and makes no specific allegations concern- ing (he reason for Ihc split. "Said marriage became in- supportable because of discord McMillon to Run For Reelection A contested race developed Thursday morning when Jake McMillon announced that he would, be a candidate for re- eleclion as County Commissioner of Free. 4. Sheila Thornton, longtime Abilene businessman, had announced his candidacy for the office late in November, 1969. McMillan's statement said: "In announcing my candidacy for re-election to the office of County Commissioner of Pre- cinct Four, Taylor County, first I wish lo express my gratitude 'and appreciation lo you the people of Taylor Counly-for the fine support and cooperation given me in the past, f have tried at all limes lo conduct myself and the affairs of this office in a manner that will merit your continued support and confidence. "I feel Ihe experience I have had in the past belter qualifies me to discharge the duties of this office in the future. "My supporters urged me la make this announcement at this time because they feel (hat with Taylor County's new redistricting some people might file for the precinct job jusl as a gamble that they might win in a reshuffled precinct where voters might riot know of my record. "I appreciate (he concern of my supporters, and my campaign for this office will be based: on my record and experience in this office, and my desire to continue (o serve in this capacity. "I also feel qualified lo serve on Ihc County Commission as a policy-making board, if the people of Taylor County wish to vole in Ihe Unit Hoad System." McMillon's reference lo the Unit Road System concerns some Taylor County people's JAKE MCMILLON commissioner 19 years desire to put the road work under the direction of an executive engineer. McMillon is Ihe first Taylor County Commissioner lo draw an opponent since Taylor County was redislricled in line with the Supreme 'Court's edict of "one man, one vole." McMillon has been county commissioner since 195f. His wife is the former Euna Sheppard of Shep. He is deacon of the Lawn Primitive Baptist Church, and a member of the South Taylor Lions Club. The McMillons have twin sons. Ronald is married to the former Jean McWhorter, both graduates of Abilene Christian College. They reside at 2409 Campus Court. Ronald-Is married to the former Bobbye Powell, both graduates of Texas Chrislian University. They reside at Rl. 5, Abilene. ilie ends of. .Ihe' marriage relalion- ship, and. at-the lime of filing this petition prevents any re- asonable expectation of recon- the petition says. In addition lo requesting custody of Ihe children, Mrs. Barnes asked for "a just divi- sion" of Ihe names' community property. When Ben Barneg was 26 years old, just six years ago, he was the youngest Democrat ever elected Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.. In January, 1969, Barnes became the 37th Lt. Governor and established himself at Ihe age of 3D as a political leader in Texas. Banics served his first legislative term in. 1901 and worked as chief: lieutenant for Speaker Byron Tunnell in 1963. Prior to his election as Speaker of the House, Barnes trained for Ihe rigors 'of Ihe office by holding down' full-time duties as chairman of the House Eules Committee, plus fulMime status as a law student at the University of Texas, plus a part- lime office job and cam- paigning for Democratic Party general election candjdales. In September, 1964, lie. dropped out of law school to begin campaigning for Ihe speakership. On his election as House Speaker, Barnes praised his wife, the former Martha Morgan of De Leon, as "the person who has done more than anyone else .to bring this aboul; Ihe one who has worked long and hard for me lo secure my college education; the one who made it possible for me lo win my first race." A month later, in February, 1965. the House passed a congratulatory resolution mark- ing Ihe couple's eighth wedding anniversary and Ihe El Paso delegation in the House presented them with a huge copper tray bearing the Azlec calendar. Abraham to Seek Hazlewood Seat AMAIULIX) (AP) Rep. Malouf Abraham, Republican from Canadian, said loday he will ntn for Ihe stale Senate scat now held by retiring .Sen Gray Hazlewood of Canyon. Abraham, in his second House term, said he would starl his campaign lale in the summer unless he has a primary op- ponent. The former Canadian mayor said his platform would lean heavily on rcduclion of govern- menl spending. Two Democrats seek Hazlc- wood's seal. They are Rep. Waller Knapp and Max Sher- man, bolh of Amarillo. AUSTIN (AP) The Railroad Commission held the statewide oil allowable steady at 68 per cent of potential for February today, the. highest production factor for that month since 1953. The February allowable will perniit maximum production of barrels a day, Ihe same as this month, but actual pro- duction next month is estimated at barrels daily. Major buyers of Texas crude oil asked Ihe commission for barrels a day in Feb- ruitry. Of Hie 14 major purchas- er's who made oral presentations at the stalewide allowable hear- ing, none asked for more oil nexl month than in January. Ten sought Ihe same amount and four requested fewer bar- rels of oil next month than lltis month. Atlantic Richfield noted, how- ever, lhat its request for fewer barrels in February was the result of a merger and did not indicate a desire for a lower allowable. A spokesman said Sohio Petroleum Co. nominated for1 crude oil previously request- ed by Atlantic Richfield in four of Ihe state's 12 dis.tricls. Commissioner Chairman Ben Ramsey said Texas' crude oil slocks totaled 95.6 million bar- rels as of Jan. 9, which is fewer than a week ago, 2.9 mil- lion fewer than a month ago and 5.8 million lltiin n year ago. Ramsey said the commission decided to continue the 68 per cent allowable because of Ihe declining slocks and an estimate by Ihe Bureau of Mines that the .February demand for Texas crude next month will be 000 barrels a day. J. T. Moore of Shell Oil Co. told the commission his com- pany had been able to sell sur- plus crude oil which it had had in slock for two months. GRANT JONES Abilene legislator Jones Will Run Again Stale Representative Grant Jones of Abilene has filed for reelection to Ihe Texas House of Representatives, Place 1 District 62, including .Tones and Taylor counties. Completing his third term in the Texas legislature, Jones said, "I have been appointed a member of the Interim House Committee on Efficiency and Economy. "This commiltec should have several proposals lo submit lo the next legislature and it is my desire to be able to help Texas obtain better government for the tax payer's dollar through the work of this committee." Last September Jones was appointed lo a five-member House General Investigating Committee which was created by a resolution adopted during the regular session last spring. During his terms of office, Jones has served on the C o n s t i I utional Amendments, Liquor Regulation, Labor, Banks and Banking, Stale Affairs, Livestock and Stock Raising, Privilege, Suffrage and Election commiltees and was vice chairman of Die Insurance Committee. A native of Taylor County, Jones graduated from Abilene High School, Southern Methodist University, and completed graduate work at Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, the business school of University of Pennsylvania, 'lie was a pilot in the Air Force during World War II serving In Italy and Brazil. He has. been active in local rivic affairs and taught at McMurry DON KIDD vice president GENE AUSTIN .vice president Promotions Given 4 Officers at BOG Four promotions were announced at the Bank of Commerce Thursday by Don Maples, president. Don Kidd was promoted from assistant vice president to vice president; Gene Austin from cashier to vice president and cashier; Gary Granl from assistant cashier to assistant vice president; and Mrs. Waller (Pat) Wright lo assistant vice president. "WEATHElT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU MlP, Fg. id ABILENE AND VICINITY radius) Parlly cloudy and warmer Ihls aflcrnaon; increasing wilh a 4) per cent char.ce lor rain and Friday. High loday, kM to mkHJJv low lonighl in Ihe mid lo upper XOs; high Friday, 55-60. Soulterly 10-30 m.p.h. Oullook for Saturday, parity cloudy and cool. Hlrpi and low for 24-hours erKjinoKJ- a.m.: 5i and Da. High and lew same dale last year'r and n. Sunset lasl nicnl: sunrise today: sunset tonigM: Jlrs. Wright began her work with Bank of Commerce in August of 1965 as receptionist, was promoted lo the New Accounts Depl. and then to head of New Accounts Department. She graduated from Heagan High School in Houston, and attended Ihe University of Houston, majoring in business. Mrs. Wright was awarded Iha River Oaks Assn. "Beyond Ihe Call of Duty" plaque in 1968, and still serves as secretary- treasurer of that organization. Mr. and Mrs: Wright live at 2425 Slate. The Wrights' three children are Jim, who is a captain in the Air Force, Bill who is now living in Fort Worth, and Susan, a student at Texas Tech in Lubbock. A grandchild, Jimmy, is the son of the Jim Wrights. Austin joined Bank of Commerce in October 1963 as cnshier, coining from Perryton Sec BANK, Pg. 7A BRECK MURDER TRIAL Doctor Reports Many 'Whippings' By ELLIK RUCKER and BETTY GRISSOM How Can They Donate Bodies? Q. My wife and I (o know how we can rtonate our bodies to science (in Ihe form of corpses when they become We are opposed to funerals, and Iccl we would he living up to a hlglier idea] If our eyes could he used lo help someone else see, anil other parls could be used for whatever. We would like lo lie able lo go through whatever steps we can now In avoid confusion when the lime conies. A. The proper legal procedure would be to write it in your will, or carry a card, that lias been signed by two other witnesses, slating your wishes, or your next of kin may donate it for you. One local funeral home has forms that they will fill out and send to the medical school, eye bank, etc., of your choice. You will be notified by the institution if your body lias been accepted. It accepted the institution will pay your travel expenses. Q. We all know lhat driving 60 miles per hour It lakes GO lo travel one-mile.'.Could you (ell the length oE time required to travel onc-itnlle while driving 70, 80, 90, and 100 MPH? A. 11 would take 51 and 3-7 of a second at 70 mph, 45 seconds at 30 mph, 40 seconds at. 90 mph, and 36 seconds at 100 mph, says a math teacher in one of the local high schools. Q. Perhaps this Information has been published and I jusl misseri it. But these questions keep buggln' me. How and ivhen dirt Senator Kennedy gel out of the car that went down with Mary ,Io Kopcchnc? And If he got out, why couldn't she? A. Those questions are "buggin1'' us too because we've combed stacks of articles and your questions are apparently some of Ihe "unanswered" questions about that accident. Sen. Kennedy is quoted as saying he "struggled free" from the car but. was unable to rescue the also has said he doesn't know how he got out. A book the car when it went down, but left it just recently published suggested he wasn't in before the bridge. Who knows? Q. What Is Ihc formula (or determining speed from engine RPM? A. Revolution per minule multiplied by the tire size (effective radius of tire get this from measuring from the center of the axle to the Divide this by rear axle ratio after it has been multiplied by 158. Also, consider that all cars have a slight slippage and (here isn't any way lo determine how much it'll be, says Joe Humphrey, Cooper High School teacher. Q. How does a person arrive at (he amount of what Is railed "Your Fair Share" for the United Fund? lly HOY A. JONES II Reporter-News Staff Writer BRKCKENRIDGE The family physician for R. Lee Thompson and his late wife, Helen, testified here Thursday that he had trcslcd Mrs. Thompson eighl limes in the last 10 years "after she had been and quoted Thompson as telling him "he had beaten her" last June 7. A former Abilene pathologist testified Wednesday that Mrs. Thompson, 40, died as a result of a brain hemorrhage caused ,hy a beating. .'jV. The 54-year-old a Breckenridgc drilling contractor, is on for murder in 90lh Dislricl'JCourt here in the dealh at their 'home one mile east of neve- on U.S. 180. Dr. T. C. Ford of Rreckcnridge Icsiified that when he first saw Mrs. Hljho.mpson at Stephens Mem'orial being called by Thompson ''she was unconscious, both eyes were bltfck and swollen closed. Her face was swollen and she had numerous bruises on her face and ihc upper parl of her body, some ol Ihc bruises very new." Asked by County Attorney Jack Eden if, in his medical opinion, Ihe bruises were caused by a man's fist, Dr. Ford said, "Most likely." Dr. Ford also lold of an April 1969 visit by Thompson in which "he told me his nerves were bothering him. He said he and his wife were having problems anil he wss dislrcssed about Ihcir relationship and the future of Iheir marriage." Dr. Ford said he prescribed some nerve pills for Thompson. He said Thompson went into a "greal deal" of detail "aboul an adulterous relationship of his wife. He lold me of a single incidenl in which he had strong reason lo believe she had had relations with another man, lhat he had confronted her wiih it and it had hurt him badly. "He said thai what bothered him the most, however, was her relationship with another woman." Defense attorney John Walls of Odessa and Payne Foye of Graham withdrew their objections lo a note Dr. Ford said he found on Mrs. Thompson's bedside (able at the Sec BEATINGS, Pg. 7A A. If income is or under a year it's suggested that you give one hour's pay every month. For salaries over a year one per cent of the yearly salary is asked, two per cent for salaries over says Doyle Gallon, campaign chairman. This is the yardstick that is used in most cities across the country. Q. What per cent of the total of Ihe United Fund Is used for administrative fees? A. It'll vary from year to year but it is always under 10 per cent, says Doyle Gallon, campaign chairman. This year it's around 8.6 per cent. Address questions (o Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 79501. Names will nol he used but questions must be signed and address given. NEWS INDEX 3C Business Moles 7B Bridge 4A Classified 6-8D Comics 3C Editorials 2D Horoscope 5C Hospital Patients....... 6C Obiluories.............28 Sports This MOD'S Art.........3C To Your Good Health____4C .TV Log.........'......7C Women's News 3-6B
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