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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 18, 1970, Abilene, Texas                               Reporter- "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAR, NO. 214 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS Associated SUNDAY Cong to Step Up Terror Attacks Vultures Gather in Owerri Four large vultures, traditionally harbingers of ill omen, gather around a garbage can in Owerri, the last major town held by Biafrans forces, as a group of Ibo youngsters in back- ground prepare their own meal. Three days later Biaf- ran forces surrendered to the Nigeria federal troops. (AP Wirepholo) Vanquished Biafran Army Swaps Guns for Rations LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) The threat of guerrilla warfare in Nigeria faded Saturday as van- quished soldiers of Biafra turned in their guns for rations. Li Col. Philip Effiong, the last leader of the former Biat- ran slate, said there would be WEATHER radius] Travelers and cold wearh warning. Cffludv and much colder Sund, through Monday, Occasional ireezi drizzle and fog through Sunday nigh Hlqri Sunday 17, tow Sunday night 30, hi Monday 35, Norlherly winds 10-20 m.p 3-Monlh-Old Baby Dies AlHendrick Stephanie Montielh, three- month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Montielh of 4351 S. Treadaway, died Saturday afternoon in Hendrick Memorial Hospital. First Assistant District Attorney Saturday Perry night Barber said charges of murder with malice aforethought are expected to be filed Monday against the baby's parents. The child had been admitted to Hendrick Tuesday suffering bruises about her head and body. The parents have already been charged with assault with intent to murder and are being held in Taylor County Jail. The father is 23 years old, anc the mother is 18. They were arrested Thursday evening by Investigating officer CID Lt. Dwaine Pyburn assisted by Sgt. Harold Emerson, and charged before Justice of the Peace Roland Dunwody. Funeral Is pending at Elliott's Funeral Home. no rcsislance to reuniting with Nigeria, the Lagos governmenl reported. Information Commissioner Chief Anlony Enahoro said Ef- fiong and other former rebel leaders were helping federal commanders hunt for Biafran unils in the dense bush of Biat- last redoubt. Many refugees were reported n bad shape, but relief learns loped to keep up with feeding he starving tribesmen as they came out of hiding. A former operations chief of he International Red Cross said would have to be supplied "or five months. M. Jiagge told newsmen In Cotonou, Dahomey, as he headed for headquarters n Swilaarland that until Ihe >rain slarls producing in June and July there will be nothing to eat in the area that was Biafra except wild fruit and leaves. One thousand tons of smoked Norwegian fish headed by boat from Cotonou to Port Harcourt, and relief sources said another tons would go that way in a few days. A big British cargo plane ar- rived in Lagos Saturday with seven Landrovers and 11 tons o medical supplies, the first ol five such flights, officials said. Britain's Lord Hunt flew lo Enugu to lour the war-stricken areas and inspect reltef opera tions. Informed sources saU Nigerian Red Cross workers hope to supply full rations foi some refugees in serious condition. Altogether, 1.5 million lo 2 million persons will nee( food in varying amounts. Great quantises of relief sup plies have been unable to ge through because Ihe Nigerian government considers suspec relief organizations that aided Biafra during the war. More than tons of food and medicine sit in warehouses in Libreville, capital of Gabon. Another tons are blocked on the Portuguese island of Sao 'ome. The blacklisted 'rench Red Cross, Ihe Catholic elief organizalion Carilas and "oint Church begun neeting with officials of the In- ernalional Red Cross to see. if hey can ship the supplies lo the efugees. Authorities ordered street ights turned on in Lagos for the irst time in 30 months 'as they attempted to bring tte nation >ack to normal. Finance Ministry officials ar- for impoverished Ibos, he predominant tibesmen ol Biafra, to turn in their worth- Turn lo BIAFRANS, Pg. 4-A Jbabllhy Sunday. Sat i.m. 3H 35 per cent Sunday ntghl. TEMPERAT''--8 ay nl a RE NEWS INDEX Abilene EvenH 3-B Amusementl 9, 10-C Aitrolosy 11-C Austin Notebook 3-A Berry'j World 2-B Books 6-B Bridge 7-A Busineil Outlook 3-B Cloiiiftedi 8-12-D Crossroad] Report 2-B Crossword 7-A Editorials 8-C Farm 5-7-D Hospital Patients 3-A Jumble 2-B Letter to Servicemen 7-A Markets 4, 5-B Movies ll-C Obituaries 2-A Oil 11-A Recordings 10-C Sporfi 1-4, 12-D Texas 1-B To Your Good Health 2-B TV Tab (Putlout of Sect. B) Women's News 1-7, 9, 12-C .___ t t i i 6 3 ...........3 3 _ and low for 24-riours ending 53 Hiqh ,m. 47 and 30. High and low same last year: nd 41. Sunset last night: sunrise loda :40; sunset tonight; Barometer rcadinjj al 9 p.m.: 28.0S. HumidMy at 9 p.m.: 83 per cent. HONG KONG (AP) The let Cong called on its forces alurday to intensify immcdi- ely guerrilla and terrorist at- cks on major population areas South Vietnam to combat tnerica's program of Vietnam- ing the war. The Viet Cong's Liberation ra- 0 declared in a long Viet- amese-language statement lonitored in Hong Kong that 1 c t n a m i z a t i o n must IK crushed and utterly stamped ut to assure our complete vic- over the Americans and leir puppets." Although the broadcast re eated the oft-staled enemy as- ertion that Vietnamization can ever be achieved, the intensity nd frequency of the warnings ould mean the Viet Cong see r fear, that the United States is naking progress in training am quipping the South Vietnamese rmy to take over the majoi ighting in the war. It called for hit-and-run guerril R attacks against cities, towns nd heavily populated agricul ural areas "where the enemy i sppressing the mean ng the areas where the Saigo and heavily populated agricu ural areas "where the enemy is1 oppressing the mean- ng the areas where the Saigon government has gained or' is gaining It also called for hit-and-run strikes against U.S. units "fos- tering training Saigon troops. It said these would "disrupt, foil and crush the aggressors' vile plan of using Vietnamese to kill Vietnamese with the least disadvantage" to the Viet Cong possible indication that 'the Viet Cong is having trouble get- ting replacement recruits and cannot afford big unit battles. Combined with the guerrilla Hacks, the broadcast said, Viet Jong "elimination squads must nake every effort to track lown, seek out, strike down and vipe out puppet leaders and bus hasten the downfall and de- truclion of the traitor puppet government." Two South Vietnamese generals vere eased out of their com- nands in the vital Mekong Del- a because they were lax in countering increasing enemy in- iltration and attacks, reliable nurces in South Vietnam said Saturday. With the recent influx of >lorth Vietnamese regulars, the nilitary situation in the sectors by the two generals las been deteriorating steadily, iccording to knowledgeable ourccs. In addition to Hie replacement >f the two delta commanders, ioulh Vietnamese headquarters n Saigon announced Saturday he reshuffling of 14 of the conn- ry's 44 province chiefs who ex- ercise control over local mili- ary security and government administration. All of these changes were seen as a victory for Hie Ameri- can military and political cstab- ishment, which has been pres- sing the Saigon government to jump new blood into the field command structure. Three days ago, President Nguyen Van Thieu disclosed he banned to reorganize the South Vietnamese armed forces some- lime this year. Informants sak Saturday's move represents only the beginning of a major shakeup. The most significant change was the replacement of Brig. Gen. Nguyen Thanh Koang as commander of the 7th Infantry Division, long regarded as one of the worst in the South Viet- namese army. In the other delta command shakeup, Brig. Gen. Pham Van Pirn was lifted from his com- mand of the 44th Special Tacti- cal 7.anc, created especially to thwart enemy infiltration from Cambodia into three western provinces. Only light and scattered bat- tlefield action was reported Sat- urday. South Vietnamese infan- trymen reported smashing a Viet Cong base in the U Minh Forest, deep in the delta, and killing the seven enemy soldiers government and seven guarding it. One soldier was killed were wounded in the action. A spokesman said the camp included a dispensary, a mili- tary clothing store and a shop for making coffins. Burleson Tosses Hat Back in Ring ANSON Omar Burleson, veteran Congressman from Anson, announced Saturday for re-election to the 17th district. He has paid his filing fee :o Democratic Chairman W. C. Thompson. He has been representative 'rom the 171 h for more than 20 years and the district now :ontains 17 counties. Burleson says he believes conservatism is Ihe attitude of his constituents in his district. He likes to call himself a p r o g r essive pointing out that while change is necessary, he doesn't believe in change just for Ihe sake of change. He says he is not a reactionary, which is what he terms the "status quo." Born on a farm between Anson and Stamford In March 1906, he attended Newlight public school through the sixth grade. He graduated from Anson High School in 1924. lie attended Abilene Christian College for a year, 1924-25, and Thompson Given Probated Sentence By NELL BILLS Reporter-News Correspondent BRECKENRIDGE (RNS) R. Lee Thompson, 54-year-old Breckenridge drilling con- tractor, was found guilty Satur- day of murder without malice and received a five year pro- bated sentence. The jury of eight women and four men deliberated two hours and 45 minutes after receiving the charge from Judge E. H. Griffin at p.m. Thompson, on trial for the beating death of his wife, Helen, June 7, 1969, registered no emotion when the jury's verdict was read in a hushed court room. However, he smiled fainlly when the sentence was read. The accused man had sat almost Immobile throughout the long hours In court, rarely aking ackage yept quietly during the He several occa- six day trial a cigarelle from In front of him. when his love for his wife was mentioned. He came closest to breaking down during the closing argu- ments Saturday when one of his awyers, John Watts of Odessa, said, "If Helen were alive, she vould say forgive him, he did not tnow what he was doing." The trial, which attracted a capacity crowd each day, was full of lurid testimony and detailed descriptions of bi-sex- uality and infidelity on the part of the victim. Thompson had entered a plea of innocence by reason of land Thursday and one hour ?riday morning. He recounted evenls in a itormy 11. year marriage, ircceded by a two and onn half fear period when he lived with he deceased before they were married. Speaking quietly and without any expression, Thompson told of numerous occasions when he lad "slapped" his wife, including several times when she required lospitalization. However, he contended tr> the end that he 'never hit Helen with my and that he "never left a mark on her." He Insisted she was an alcoholic, but lhat he was not, although he admitted he drank. Concerning the time his wife temporary insanity to the stale's died of what a physician and charge of murder with malice pathologist called a aforethought. The defendan spent three hours on the witness ed on her1' after she confessed to having sexual relations with one of his closest male friends and with anolher woman. When the jury brought in (he murder without malice verdict defense attorney Payne Roye o jraham asked the jury for a probated sentence. District Ally. T. J. Rodgers nsisted that Thompson shouU lave lo spend five years in the senitentiary, the maximum pen ally for murder without malice. Breckenridge Ally. John Coo assisted the defense in the trial. Serving as foreman of the jury was Gus Gallagher. Other jurors included Mrs. J Chalker, Mrs. Ross Elliott, Mrs Mrs. Jack Flser Mrs. Cecil Brown, Mrs. Clyd Demasters, Mr. Jack While Hugh Donnell, Mrs. Lewis Tin he said he did not remember dell, E. W. Saffell and T. anything except lhat he "jump- Latham. KEP. OMAR BURLESON paid his fee ardin-Simmons University for vo years, 1926-28. He is a graduate of Cumberland Law School and eceived an honorary doctor of aw degree from H-SU in 1967. Burleson was county attorney f Jones County from 1931-34, hen served as Jones County udge from 1934-1940. The 63-year-old lawmaker oincd the Federal Bureau ol nvestigalion in 1940 as a specia agcnl, Ihen a year and a hall alcr became the secretary o: Hep. Sam Hussell of the 17th district. He served Russell nonlhs, Ihcn became genera ouncil for the Naliona lousing Authority >eforc joining the Navy. He was assigned to the House Administration Committee as a freshman legislator and becami chairman of lhat committee ii 1955. He held that post until h was named lo the powerfu Ways and Means Committee. Burleson is a partner in a l firm, has numerous busincs interests, and holds several civi posts. He is a member of the Chure of Christ, the Masonic Lodg and served as District Governor of Lions International. -WENDELL MAYES. funeral pending Brownwood Newsman Dead at 72 BROWNWOOD Wendell W. rtayes Sr., 72, newsman of italewide prominence, died late Saturday night in his home at Brownwood after suffering an apparent heart attack. Funeral arrangements are lending at Davis-Morris Funeral tome in Brownwood. Mayes, like his falher, was an early day newspaperman, but in he last 15 years had devoted himself mostly to operation of radio stations in Texas. He was president of stations at Brownwood, Fort Worth, Midland, Austin, Snydar and Victoria at the lime of his death. Earlier he had been connected with various other broadcasting properties in Texas. A regent since 1968, he was chairman of Ihe board of regents of Texas Woman's University, Denton; a membei for about 20 years of the Texas Slate Parks Board and chairman of that group for four years. Survivors include his widow, a son, Wendell W. Mayes Jr. Midland; a daughter, Mrs. W V. Jamar Jr., Brownwood; twi rothers, William Mayes arlingen; Robert Mayes, Sai a sister, Mrs. E. J [ale of West Granbury, Conn nd seven grandchildren. Freezing Drizzle, Cold Hit Abilene Young Drug Users Nabbed By 'Undercover Student' Wind gusts up to 39 miles pel hour, freezing drizzle and fog hi Abilene at p.m. Saturday dropping the temperature from degrees to 33 degrees. The U.S. Weather Bureau promised more of the same unday with Ihe low Sunday light expected to be 20. Travelers' and cold wealher varnings have been issued hrough Sunday night with a 50 ier cent chance for precipitation iunday and a 40 per cent chance iunday night. A frigid new Arctic cold front, vhistling southward with snow nd freezing rain, prompted orecasters to post traveler's varnings for wide sections of 'exas Saturday night. The fast-moving front was ex- jected to push through most of ?exas by Sunday. Snow began ailing in the upper Panhandle >y dusk. The front then stretch ed from Plains to Lamesa to Wichita Falls. Temperatures plummetted be- :iind the front. Amarillo's ther- mometers fell from a high of 33 lo near 20 before darkness fell Freezing rain fell over the Am arillo-Chilclress area. A vast blanket of fog, whicr snarled air and surface trans portation early in the morning continued to shroud much of the upper Gulf Coast as tempera tures remained mild ahead o: the new norther. Forecasts said Ihe snow and freezing rain would spread ove: all of Texas' northern half b; Sunday night with temperature, continuing lo fall. Temperature, as low as 8 degrees were ex peeled Saturday night in ttv Panhandle. Cloudiness was expecled to spread throughout South Texas during the night with rain and drizzle, possibly freezing, along lie northern stretches of the Pe- cos River. Authorities warned of hazard- ius driving conditions for most veather. Freezing drizzle was xpecled to make roads and ighways and many city (reels virtually impassable uriug Ihe night and continue unday. The Panhandle snows early unday night fell from near Dai- art eastward to Perryton and oulhcast of Amarillo. A few hours later, the snow nd freezing drizzle was spread- ng ever great swaths of North, 'exas. Snow, increasing in in- ensily, was falling from 55 niles north of Amarillo to 45 miles west of Amarillo. Even icavier falls occurred from 40 niles north of Shamrock to near iarendon and southward. Freezing drizzle fell north of Turn to FREEZING, Pg. 4-A TV TAB WHERE TELLS IT'S ON One of the features in every Sunday Abilene Reporter- News is the lift-out TV Tab in Section B. It is designed to give read- ers a day-by day guide lo aid their TV viewing. It also con- tains features about those people you will be watching on your screen. May we suggest lhat you pull the TV lab right now and keep it handy. AMARILLO (AP) It was party where drugs were used a whole lot like acting. Carolyn Garrison lopped three years off ier age, pretended the man in ier life was her brother and hat she was a high .schoo] girl. Schoolmates learned too late hat Carolyn was really Mrs. O'arrlson, that the man was her nisband and she had hidden her infant son with relatives. So Saturday, officers had rounded up 11 young persons of the 16 who were indicted Friday on information supplied by Car. olyn or growing out of her In- vestigation of drugs at Tascosa High School. Asked how she found out about the drugs, she replied, "I just attended school." She said she asked to be undercover agent. She Is a col- lege senior, 22, but pretended to be 18 and entered the higli school. Carolyn said she attended a during her months-long under- cover job. Authorities said Mrs. Garrison and her husband lived together n an apartment, going as sister ind brother, while she cslab- ished contacts and gathered in- 'ormation. Charges in the indictments in- ilicalcd Dean Bridges, 23, one of the first lo be taken into cuslody, was a key figure in the Already untlcr bond on charges of receiving and con- cealing stolen property, Dan was accused of violating slate narcotics and dangerous drug acls, and of using a person under 21 in narcotics traffic. His new bonds tolalcd Amarillo sils astride the line between Potlcr and Ilamlal Counties In the Texas Panhan- dle, and counties grand juries in bolh returned the Indict mcnls to Dlst. .ludgo Eugene Jordan in 47th District Court. Officers said all those named n the indictments are Amarillo residents but one, Arthur Thorn- is, now on military services in Vietnam. Hesiries lirldgcs, others for whom bond had been set were [iary Wayne Morris, 21, and Bryan Anthony Thomas, 19, bolh bonds and charged with sale and possession of narcotles; Jamie Carl Shomburg 18 000, and Don Williams, 19, 000, both charged with sals; and William Albert Brown, 20, charged with possession. Indictments made available to newsmen by Judge Jordan listed these other defendants: Chris- topher Bennett, Vlckl Palmer, Jackie Williams, Danny Smith, Gary Hester, Rickie Joe Witt, Rickey Edwards, Michael Phclps BarfieltJ and Don Amv strong. .1   

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