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   Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 18, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                 mp &Mew Reporter  "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron  89TH YEAR, NO. 214 PHONE 673-4271  ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1970—SIXTY-TWO PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS  Associated    Press(7P)10c DAILY—20c SUNDAY  rn ■*    *  Cong to Step Up Terror Attacks  JKH y^M*.  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 Riafrans 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 Wirephoto)  Vanquished Biafran Army mime  ■    rn    I    U.S.    DEPARTMENT    OF    COMMER  Swaps Guns for Rations  U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map, Pp. 4A)  ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mil# radius) —* Travelers and cold weather ; warning. Cloudy and much colder Sunday I through Monday. Occasional treeing drizzle and fog through Sunday nigh*. High Sunday 27, low Sunday night 20, high Monday 35. Northerly wind* 10-20 rn.pit. Probability of precipitation 50 Der cent Sunday, 40 per cent Sunday night.  TEMPERATURES Sat a.rn....................sat    p.m.  38  as  34  33  33  33  41  1:00 2:00 3:00 4:00 5 OO 6:00 7 OO  I^AGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Theno resistance to reuniting with relief organizations that aided threat of guerrilla w arfare in Nigeria, the Lagos government I Biafra during the war.  Nigena faded Saturday as van-J reported.    More    than    1.000    tons    of food  quished soldiers of Biafra information Commissioner and medicine sit in warehouses,  .............     JT   turned in their guns for rat ions. Antony Enahoro said Ef- in Libreville, capital of Gabon.! 45    *    00    »  Lt. Col. Philip Effiong, the fiong and other former rebel Another 4,000 tons are blocked last leader of the former Biaf- leaders were helping federal on the Portuguese island of Sao ran state, said there would bejeommanders hunt for Biafran!Tome.  - units    in    the dense bush of Biafra’s last redoubt.  Many refugees were reported in bad shape, but relief teams  HONG KONG (AP) - The Viet Cong called on its forces Saturday to intensify immediately guerrilla and terrorist attacks on major population areas in South Vietnam to combat America’s program of Vietnam-izing the war.  The Viet Cong’s Liberation radio declared in a long Viet-namese-language statement monitored in Bong Kong that Vietnamization must be “crushed and utterly stamped out to assure our complete victory over the Americans and their puppets.”  Although the broadcast repeated the oft-stated enemy assertion that Vietnamization can never be achieved, the intensity and frequency of the warnings could mean the Viet Cong see, or fear, that the United States is making progress in training and equipping the South Vietnamese army to take over the major fighting in the war.  It called for hit-and-run guerrilla attacks against cities, towns, and heavily populated agricultural areas “where the enemy is oppressing the people,” meaning the areas where the Saigon and heavily populated agricultural areas “where the enemy is oppressing the people,” meaning the areas where the Saigon government has gained or ’ is gaining control.  It also called for hit-and-run strikes against U.S. units “fostering Vietnamization,” training Saigon troops.  attacks, the broadcast said, Viet Cong “elimination squads must make every effort to track down, seek out, strike down and wipe out puppet leaders and thus hasten the downfall and destruction of the traitor puppet government.”  Two South Vietnamese generals were eased out of their commands in the vital Mekong Delta because they were lax in countering increasing enemy infiltration and attacks, reliable sources in South Vietnam said Saturday.  r With the recent influx of I North Vietnamese regulars, the military situation in the sectors commanded by the two generals has been deteriorating steadily, according to knowledgeable sources.  In addition to the replacement of the two delta commanders, South Vietnamese headquarters in Saigon announced Saturday [the reshuffling of 14 of the country’s 44 province chiefs who exercise control over local military security and government administration.  All of these changes were seen as a victory for the American military and political establishment, which has been pressing the Saigon government to pump new blood into the field command structure.  Three days ago, President Nguyen Van Thieu disclosed he planned to reorganize the South Vietnamese armed forces sometime this year. Informants said Saturday’s move represented  only the beginning of a major shakeup.  The most significant change was the replacement of Brig. Gen. Nguyen Thanh Hoang as commander of the 7th Infantry Division, long regarded as one of the worst in the South Vietnamese army.  In the other delta command shakeup, Brig. Gen. Pham Van Phil was lifted from his command of the 44th Special Tactical Zone, created especially to thwart enemy infiltration from Cambodia into three western provinces.  Only light and scattered battlefield action was reported Saturday. South Vietnamese infantrymen reported smashing a Viet Cong base in the ll Minh Forest, deep in the delta, and killing the seven enemy soldiers I guarding it. One government soldier was killed and seven were wounded in the action.  A spokesman said the camp included a dispensary, a military clothing store and a shop for making coffins.  45  47  53  High  3-Monlh-0ld Baby Dies At Hendrick  10:00     11:00    —  ....... 12 OO    .    —  and low for 24-hour* ending 9 p.m. 67 and 30.  rjy. a, * 11 a. .    .     H 'dh    and    low    sam* date last year: 71,,.  The blacklisted agencies—the and ai.    sting  French Red Cross, the Catholic    IS!     ,unr, “     today   relief organization Caritas and Joint Church Aid—have begun hoped to keep up with feeding    meeting with officials of the In-;  the starving tribesmen as they    temational Red Cross to seq if  came out of hiding.    they can ship the supplies to the  A former operations chief of    refugees,  the International Red Cross said Authorities ordered street relief would have to be supplied lights turned on in Lagos for the for five months. M. Jiagge told first time in 30 months as they; newsmen in Cotonou, Dahomey, attempted to bring the nation Stephanie Montieth, three- as he headed for headquarters back to normal, month-old daughter of Mr. and in Switzerland that until the Finance Ministry’ officials ar-Mrs. Robert E. Montieth of 4351 grain starts producing in June: ranged for impoverished Ibos S.    Treadaway,    died    Saturday    and July there will be nothing to    the predominant tibesmen of  afternoon    in    Hendrick    Memorial    eat in the area that was Biafra    Biafra to turn in their worth-  Hospital.    ;    except wild fruit and leaves.  First Assistant District! One thousand tons of smoked Turn to BIAFRANS, Pg. 4-A Attorney Perry Barber said    Norwegian fish headed by boat |  Saturday night charges of    from Cotonou to Port Harcourt, \T¥1IA7C^    ¥\T¥\T^    V  murder with malice    and relief sources said another X K    WW    \    I \    11 rn    \  aforethought are expected to he    3,000 tons would go that way in'*> I JU    I T    U    JLI  filed Monday against the baby’s    a few days,  parents.  The child had been admitted A big British cargo plane ar-to Hendrick Tuesday suffering rived in Lagos Saturday with bruises about her head and seven Landrovers and ll tons of body.    |    medical supplies, the first of  The parents have already beenJ lve suc ’h flights, officials said, charged with assault with intent Britain's Lord Hunt flew to to murder and are being held in Enugu to tour the war-stricken Taylor County Jail.    |    areas and inspect relief opera  te father is 23 years old, and lions. Informed sources said the mother is 18/    j    Nigerian Red Cross workers  They were arrested Thursday hope to supply full rations for evening by investigating officer, some 400,000 refugees in serious  condition. Altogether, 1.5 million  Barometer readies at 9 p.m.: 28.06. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 82 per cent.  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 —a possible indication that the Viet Cong is having trouble get-replacement recruits and cannot afford big unit battles.  WENDELL MAYES . . . funeral pending  Brownwood Newsman Dead af 72  Freezing Drizzle, Cold Hit Abilene  Wind gusts up to 39 miles per hour, freezing drizzle and fog hit Abilene at 6:30 p.m. Saturday,  Cloudiness was expected to spread throughout South Texas during the night with rain and  Combined with the  Burleson Tosses  guerrilla I BROWNWOOD   (Mayes Sr., 72.  dropping the temperature from drizzle, possibly freezing, along 60 degrees to 39 degrees.    I    the northern stretches of the Pe-  The U.S. Weather Bureau  Hat Back  CID Lt. Dwaine Pyburn,  assisted by Sgt. Harold! to 2 million persons will need Emerson, and charged before food in varying amounts.  Justice of the Peace Roland Great quantities of relief sup-: Dunwody.    plies have been unable to get  Funeral Is pending at Elliott’s through because the Nigerian! Funeral Home.    government considers suspect!  ANSON — Omar Burleson, veteran Congressman from Anson, announced Saturday for re-election to the 17th district.  He has paid his $50 filing fee to Democratic Chairman W. C. Thompson.  I He has    been representative  from the 17th for more than 20 years and the district now .contains 17 counties.  I Burleson    says he believes  conservatism is the attitude of his constituents in his district. He likes to call himself a  Busine** Outlook ...... 3-B    ‘ ‘ p r o g r essive conservative,”  Classified* .......... 8-12-D    pointing out that while change is  Crossword*  Report  ......2'jj    necessary,    he doesn’t believe in  Editorials    ",    * *. *'. *8-C    change J ust for  the 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.  I He attended Abilene Christian 'College for a year, 1924-25, and  Abilene Events ........ 3-B  Amusements ...... 9,    10-C  Astrology ........... 11-C  Austin Notebook ...... 3-A  Berry's World ........ 2-B  Books ............... 6-B  Bridge .............. 7-A  Form .............. 5-7-D  Hospitol Patients ...... 3-A  Jumble .............. 2-B  Letter to Servicemen . . . 7-A  Markets ........... A,    5-B  Movies ............. 11-C  Obituaries ........... 2-A  Oil ................ ll-A  Recordings .......... 10-C  Sports .......... 1-4,    12-D  Texas ............... 1-B  To Your Good Health . . . 2-B TV Toh . . (Pullout of Sect. B) Women's News 1-7, 9, 12-C  Thompson Given Probated Sentence  By NELL BILLS    I t aking a cigarette from  RePorter-News Correspondent package in front of him BRECKENRIDGE (RNS) —'wept quietly on several orca* R. Lee Thompson, 54-year-old skins during his six day trial  Breckenridge drilling contractor, was found guilty Saturday of murder without malice and received a five year probated sentence.  when his love for his wife was mentioned.  the j stand Thursday    and    one    hour    ed on her’’ after she confessed  He 1  Friday morning.    to having sexual relations with  He recounted    event**    in a    one of his closest male friends  stormy ll. year    marriage,    jam! with another woman,  preceded by a two and one hair  Wh( ' n ,he  l ur 7  l>r ?. ught m J he  year period when he lived with ™ rdcr  w' lh " ut     verdict  He came closest lo breakingithe deceased before they were  { . !’ se  attorney Payne Rove of down during the closing argo- married,    l Graham asked ,he  W  for a   ments Saturday when one of his  The jury of eight women and lawyers, John Watts of Odessa, four men deliberated two hours said, “If Helen were alive, she and 45 minutes after receiving would say forgive him, he did not  H.  the charge from Judge E Griffin at 1:45 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 room.  However, he smiled faintly when the sentence was read.  The accused man had sat almost Immobile throughout the long hours in court, rarely  „    ..    ...    ....    J    probated    sentence.  Speaking quietly and without  Distrjct Att T  j  Rodgers   any expression, Thompson told  insisted 1ha , thompson .should  of numerous occasions when he ldave  spend five years in the  had “slapped” his wife, including j several times when she required  know what he was doing.”  The trial, which attracted a hospitalization. However, he capacity crowd each day, was contended to the end that he testimony  full of lurid testimony and detailed descriptions of bi-sexuality and infidelity on the part court'of the victim.  Thompson had entered a plea of innocence by reason of temporary insanity to the state’s charge of murder with malice aforethought. The defendant spent three hours on the witness  “never hit Helen with my fist,” and that he “never left a mark on her.” He insisted she was an alcoholic, but that he was not, although he admitted he drank.  Concerning the time his wife died of what a physician - and pathologist called a “beating,” he said he did not remember anything except that he “jump-  penitentiary, the maximum penalty for murder without malice.  Breckenridge Atty. John Cook assisted the defense in the trial.  Serving as foreman of the jury was Gas Gallagher.  Other jurors included Mrs. J. Chalker, Mrs. Ross Elliott, Mrs. Ashton Durkee, Mrs. Jack Fiser, Mrs. Cecil Brown, Mrs. Clyde Demasters, Mr. Jack White, Hugh Donnell, Mrs. I/*wis Tinder E. W. Saffell and T. J. Latham.  REP. OMAR BURLESON . . . paid his fee  Hardin-Simmons University for two years, 1926-28.  He is a graduate of Cumberland Law School and received an honorary doctor of law degree from 1I-SU in 1967.  Burleson was county attorney of Jones County from 1931-34, then served as Jones County judge from 1934-1940.  The 63-year-old lawmaker joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1940 as a special agent, then a year and a half later became the secretary of Rep. Sam Russell of the 17th district.  He served Russell lOVi months, then became general council for the National Housing Authority briefly before joining the Navy.  He w ; as assigned to the House Administration Committee as a freshman legislator and became chairman of that committee in 1955. He held that post until he was named to the powerful Ways and Means Committee  Burleson is a partner in a law firm, has numerous business interests, and holds several civic posts.  He is a member of the Church of Christ, the Masonic Lodge and served as District Governor of Lions International.  - Wendell W. newsman of statewide prominence, died late Saturday night in his home at Brownwood after suffering an apparent heart attack.  Funeral arrangements are anding at Davis-Morris Funeral Jome in Brownwood.  Mayes, like his father, was an early day newspaperman, but in the 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, Snyder and Victoria at the time of his death. Earlier he had been connected with various other broadcasting properties in Texas.  A regent since 1966, he was chairman of the board of regents of Texas Woman’s University, Denton; a member for about 20 years of the Texas State 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. W. Jamar Jr., Brownwood; two brothers, William Mayes, Harlingen; Robert Mayes, San Antonio; a sister, Mrs. E. J Hale of West Granbury, Conn. and seven grandchildren.  promised more of the same Sunday with the low Sunday night expected to be 20.  Travelers’ and cold weather warnings have been  cos River.  i  Authorities warned of hazardous driving conditions for most weather. Freezing drizzle was expected to make roads and  issued  hi £ hwa >’ s  —  and man y city streets — virtually impassable  through Sunday night with a /during the night and continue per cent chance for precipitation sunday  Sunday and a 40 per cent chance *    ‘    ~ ,    ,.    ...  Sunday night.     Ihe     ^"handle    snows early  A frigid new Arctic cold front, whistling southward with snow and freezing rain, prompted forecasters to post traveler’s warnings for wide sections of Texas Saturday night.  The fast-moving front was expected to push through most of Texas by Sunday. Snow began “ailing in the upper Panhandle by dusk. The front then stretched from Plains to Lamesa to Wichita Falls.  Temperatures plummetted behind the front. Amarillo’s thermometers fell from a high of 33 to near 20 before darkness fell.  Freezing rain fell over the Am-arillo-Childress area.  A vast blanket of fog, which snarled air and surface transportation early in the morning continued to shroud much of the upper Gulf Coast as temperatures remained mild ahead of the new norther.  Forecasts said the snow and freezing rain would spread over all of Texas’ northern half by Sunday night with temperatures continuing to fall. Temperatures as low as 8 degrees were expected Saturday night in the Panhandle.  Panhandle Sunday night fell from near Dalhart eastward to Perryton and southeast of Amarillo.  A few hours later, the snow and freezing drizzle was spreading ever great swaths of North Texas. Snow, increasing in intensity, was falling from 55 miles north of Amarillo to 45 miles west of Amarillo. Even heavier falls occurred from 40 miles north of Shamrock to near Clarendon and southward.  Freezing drizzle fell north of  Turn to FREEZING, Pg. 4-A  TV TAB TELLS WHERE 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 readers a day-by - day guide to aid their TV viewing. It also con-tains features about those people you will be watching on your screen.  May we suggest that you pull the TV tab right now and keep it handy.  Young Drug Users Nabbed By 'Undercover Student'  AMARILLO (AP) — It was,party where drugs were used  a whole lot like acting. Carolyn Garrison lopped three years off her age, pretended the man in  Jordan in 47th District Court  during her months-long undercover job.  Authorities said Mrs. Garrison her life was    her brother    and    and her husband lived together  that she was    a high school    girl.    in an apartment, going as sister  Schoolmates    learned too    late    and brother, while she estab-  that Carolyn    was really    Mrs.    dished contacts and gathered in-  CaiTlson, that the man was her formation, husband and she had hidden her, Charges in the indictments ininfant son with relatives.    cheated Dean Bridges, 23, oneK»ary    IV ayne Morris, 21, and  So Saturday, officers had of the first to be taken into Bryan Anthony  r l homas, 19, both  Officers said all those named in the indictments are Amarillo residents but one, Arthur Thomas, now on military services in Vietnam.  Besides Bridges, others for whom bond had been set were  custody, was a key figure in the $12,000 bonds and charged with case. ’    I    sale and possession of narcoties;  Already under $20,000 bond on Jamie Carl Shomburg, 18, $10,-charges of receiving and con- OOO, and Don Williams, 19, $5,-cealing stolen property, Dan OOO, both charged with sale; was accused of violating state and William Albert Brown, 20, narcotics and dangerous drug $20,000, charged with possession, the drugs, she replied, “I just acts, and of using a person under) Indictments made available to attended school.”    j21 in narcotics traffic. His new newsmen by Judge Jordan listed  She said she asked to be an bonds totaled $70,000.    these other defendants: Chris-  undercover agent.    She    is    a    col-    Amarillo sits astride the line gopher Bennett, Vicki Palmer,  lege senior, 22,    but    pretended    to    between Potter and Randall Jackie Williams, Danny Smith,  rounded up ll young persons of the 16 who were indicted Friday on information supplied by Carolyn or growing out of her investigation of drugs at Tascosa High School.  Asked how she found out about  be 18 school.  and entered the high  Carolyn said she attended a  Counties in the Texas Panhandle, and grand juries in both counties returned the indict  ments to Dist. Judge Eugene strong.  Gary Hester, Rickie Joe Witt, Rickey Edwards, Michael Phelps Barfield and Don Arm*  (   

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