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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 19, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                "WITHOUT OR TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAH, NO, 215 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79304, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 10, IOTO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press ioc SUNDAY Ice Glaze Wide Texas Area 'PHILANTHROPIST' PUTINS PERFORMER Michael James Brody Jr center, hen mar garirie millions" who -Has doing- give-away acts of kindness, .holds, press -conference Sun- ;day studio in New York after turning-stage performer on the. Ed Sulli- van him, in dark glasses at left, is his wife, Renee. Story on Pg. Wirephoto) Giveaway ing Asks War End Tape Recordings IJasWng in the spotlight international a 1 1 e n I i o n margarine heir' Michael Jr. has escalated his promises of good works to come. Brorty solemnly revealed his plan Sunday to end the war in Vietnam and said he would disclose a cure for cancer today. He also told a nationwide television audience that his fortune has grown from million to billion and he will give il away if people will only give him some peace and quiet: Brady, 21, capped a wjiirlwind weekend by playing guitar and singing on the Ed Sullivan Show after he 'flew back from a few hours in Puerto Rico. After Ihe show he held a news conference "I haVejrjciirqs.for all the long- haired ''Brd'dyf'' Said. "I have a cure for cancer...I will give billion in aid to North Vietnam to retreat from the Soulh. If they do. this I will give Ihem billion more in aid and go over there and personally help them build Iheir country." Amid the claims, his banker in Scarsdalc, N.Y., where Brody lives, said the young man didn't have enough funds in (hat particular account to cover a check. 1 The exact amount of Brody's assets remained unclear. His maternal grandfather, John F. Jelke, a n oleomargarine magnate, died in 1966 and his estate was worth million. About half this was left in trust for several beneficiaries, including Brody, but 'no breakdown, on the inheritances was available. Brody received his share last October, when he turned 21. An official of Continental Bank in Chicago, which managed Brody's trust, said eslimates of million were "gross exaggerations." Brody had said repeatedly, until Sunday night, "I have million I inherited on my 2lst birthday." But on the Sullivan show he said, "I've got a lot more money to give away. I've got billion to give away next week." Everywhere Brody went, he., was accompanied by his wife, Renee, 20. And everywhere there were crowds and phone calls wilh requests for some of his money. "Money hasn't made me Brody said pvW the wasn't satisfied until I found Renee: I have everything I Jove, fresh air, shouldn't I give my money FT. BENNING, Ga. for Lt. William Calley Jr., revealed today that tape recordings were made of conversations between helicop- ter gunships at My Lai on Ihe day the Army officer is accused of murdering 109 Vietnamese ci- vilians. Maj. Kenneth mili- tary defense lawyer, referred to the taped conversations at an unusual partially open hearing. There was no' indication of what was said in the conversations. Today's hearing was lo deter- mine whether Calley will facts a court-martial on a charge of murdering a Vietnamese man about six weeks before the al- leged massacre at My Lai. Calley appeared at the hear- ing, bul he refused to make any statement. His civilian defense lawyer, George Laltimcr, of Sail Lake City, Utah, moved for dismissal of the charges on grounds Ihcre was no competent evidence, no right of confrontation for the ac- cued and no right of cross-ex- amination in the hearing. Col. Mack H. Hopper, Ihe in- vestigating officer, denied the motion. Although part of today's hear- ing was open, the hearing on ev- idence was closed. The reference to the tape re- cordings was the first indication that they existed. Raby said Capt. Charlie R. Lwellen made Ihe recordings of conversations between helicopters assaulting the village of My Lai on the WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ES5A WEATHER BUREAU (WBilher Map, pg. 3A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (dO-mile and warming Irend IwJay, tor'ghl and Tuesday. ''High today 35; low ronlgtil .25; Wgrt Tuesday 45. Soolh- casterly winds 1-15 m.p.h. Hrgh and lew for 74-riours ending 9 a.m.: and 16. High and low ume date last year: 44 and M. Suniel lail n'ghl: sunrise loday: sunset lonigM: mornig of March 16, 1968, Ihe date of the alleged massacre. Lewellcn was an assistant in- telligence officer for Task Force Baker, to which Calley was at- tached at the time. Raby objected to the proceed- ings because, he said, Calley was being denied equal prelec- tion of the law. lie said the pro- ceedings, whicli are equaled to a grand jury hearing, falls short of such proceedings. By .THE ASSOCIATED I'RESS A treacherous ice glaze coated roadways and bridges in many areas from Central and East Texas to Hie coast today as what the Wcalhcr Bureau de- scribed as an ice storm slowly tapered off. Official observers said an un- expected hall of freezing rain, sleet and snow in the affected area shortly before midnight prevented much more serious icing. It still forced schools lo close in some areas. Light snow whitened much of the Texas Panhandle. While Ihe fall generally wasn't heavy Enough to leave much calling card, slate police report- ed around nine inches blanketed a pocket 10 miles in diameter around Adrian, west of Amarillo, and nearly six inches accumulated at Mart, norlliwcst of Plainvicw. Early morning temperatures as low as ll degrees at Perry- Abilene Shivers Low of 16 Fourth lowest tcmperalure of the year was recorded last night by the ESSA Weather Bureau. "Last night's low of 16 degrees compared with previous lows this month of 14 degrees on Jan. G and 9, and 11 degrees on Jan. 7. Lowest Jan. 19 lemperature recorded was 2 degrees in 1892. Low; 'temperature on this dale last year was 36 degrees. Ion numbed the Panhandle sec- tor, and freezing wcallicr ex- tended southward lo Ihe Mid- dle Texas Coast. Hazardous driving warnings .wore up for all the moisture bolt from East and Central Texas toward Ihc soulli and through the Hill Country. After the freezing rain and sleet sud- denly stopped, however, the Weather Bureau cancelled ice storm warnings for (he south- east part of the stale and the north and central scclions of South Central Texas. Stale police said motor traf- fic was proceeding through all areas, but travelers were ad- vised lo exercise caution en icy slrelches. Authorities ordered schools closed today at Austin, where a mixture of rain, sleet and snow fell and the roule toward Ihc LBJ Ranch near Stonewall was described as impassable at limes. The weather also caused the University of Texas lo delay forenoon examinations. The situation was similar at San Antonio. Randolph Air Foroj .officials said personnel need not show up for work to- day and the school ,for Army men's children at Ft. Sam Hous- ton suspended classes for the day. In North Texas, spokesmen for East Texas Stale University at Commerce advised commut- ing slnctenls or Ihose who went home for the weekend not to struggle back for final exams Monday unless thcru was sud- den improvement in roads. GETTING READY TO GO Leslie Barr, a member of the Coleman 4-H, readies her Iamb for the sheep judging Monday morning at the Abilene Fat Stock Show in sub-freezing She is tha daughter of James Barr of Coleman. (Staff Photo by Larry Thomas) Why No Yule G-Rated Movies? By'EUJE RUCKEK and BETTY GRISSOM Q. I'm nn 8-year-old boy and I'm going to ''complain, about no movies I could see over the Christmas holidays. Why didn't (hey show at least one Walt Disney movie? I know they showed a Wall Elsncy movie on New Year's Eve, but It was at midnight. Now (ell me the Irulh, how many 8-year-olds can gel out at midnight and see a movie? A. "Each film company can release only those pictures that are completed for thai month. There were no Wall Disney pictures available for the Paramount and Weslwood during the holidays except the one you men- tioned and-it was released for a midnight showing says Frank Sheffield, man- ager of Interstate Theaters. He did show a G rated which began Jan. 2. Tilt Melro ran several movies suitable for children, '.'Chilly: Chilly- Bang- "Double "Cartoon Festival." Mike Husband, assistant manager of Ihe Cinema, said his theater showed a children's movie every moi.iing during the holidays Wild, Run "Capiain Sinbad" and a Jerry Lewis film among But he said the Cinema lost money because very few children attended. He mentioned that whenever an X, RO or M movie is shown on Saturday, the Cinema runs a G movie that morning for children. G-raled "Dracula" and "Frankenstein" movies ran at the Majestic Theater early on Christmas week. Q. All my life I have heard (hal In- dians do not have whiskers. Can you (ell me if this Is correct? A. As your slalemenl stands, it's not true. However, Indians lend to have less hair than do Caucasians, particularly, on the face. There are some primarily Atha- bascan (Eskimos, Nava Tlingit) who are sometimes quit hirsute You find a few mustaches and beards among almost any tribe, but tiie average will not show such growth. Almost all tribes made and used, tweezers shell, wood, the express purpose of plucking out face and body hair, Indians belonging lo the Mongolian-rare share. Ihe Chinese and Japanese relative frceness from hair. Q. My husband has his birlh certifi- cate but (he birth dale Is wrong. It has 1910 on it nnd'he was horn In 1939. He has always used the 1909 dale nn his driver's license, social security etc. His still living. Will he have la go back to Honharn, Tex., where he was liorn, with his parents lo get it changed? A. No, just go lo Ihe Abilcne-Taylor Counly Health Unit, 2241 S. i9th, and ask for the Vital Statistics Dept. Change of date of birlh is the hardest amendment to make on a birth ccrlificalc, says an official at the health unit, but it's not impossible. A hospital record, physician's record, family Bible, church, school, or federal census record or some other document of proof thai he was born in that year will be needed. The cost for obtaining a new birth certificate is for the notary fee. Q. I would like lo know liow (o net In (he Air Force Academy nt Colorado Springs and how old iln you have lo be? A. Write to Col. Otto Carter, Box '5212, Abilene, Tex., 79605. Give him your back- ground, age, classificalion in school, how you rank percentage wise in your class, and your medical history. Col.' Carter said you must be an above average student, and have passed your 17th birthday and not be over 22 years old lo cnler Ihe Academy. It will be necessary for Col. Carter to interview you ai.d give you further information. Q. I would like (o know why we can't have adult referees or college referees fr.r Ihc grade basketball g.imcs, in- stead of boys from high school who favor the junior high they altcnrtctl. A. Chuck Moscr, athletic director of the public schools, says il is hard to find adult men at p.m. when the baskelball games are played. Most of the boys that are referees have dropped oul of athletics for one reason or another and il's a good (raining ground for them to become those future referees that are scarce. This is Ihe program Ihal has been in use for the past 20 years. There have been few complaints in Ihe past, he says. Address.questions (o Acflon Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 796frl. Names will not be used but questions' must be signed and address given. WINFORD GARDNER leaves job for farming Eula Man Named Top Young Farmer A Callahan County .Young Farmer who believes in the farming industry -was named Outstanding Young Farmer by Abilene Jaycees during their noon luncheon Monday. Winford Gardner, 32, of Eula, expressed his belief that anyone .who really wants to farm, can do it. The 1956 graduale of Kula High School quit an a month job wilh a furnnishe'l house and other benefits of a gas company to put his beliefs lo work. Today, lie leases 125 acres and owns 75 acres on which he runs around 175 head of cattle, and he will turn turkeys in 1970. In past years, he also had a hog production unit. After graduation, Gardner went to work for the gas company in 1959 and lived in- Farmington, N. M., and Midkiff, a small community near Midland. In April of 1965, he decided he wanted lo farm. He started with Ihe 125 acres he still leases and went into hog production, wilh 25 sows. The first year was mostly hogs, but early in Ihe next year, he added turkeys, now his prime interest. He stayed in the hog i jsiness for a while but then phased Uiem out because he could not run hogs and turkeys on the same place. He said the turkeys were loo susceptible id disease so he phased out the hdgs. He.also'tailed'.'with 20 or'30 head of cattle and the operation now carries 175 head. The selection was also made on community and civic .com- munities work which indl'ude.s Callahan County Farm Bureau of which he was president for three years. Taylor Counly Young Farmers president, trustee of school board, member of Big Country Pork Producers, director of Callahan Counly Slock Show, member of Texas Turkey Federalion, member of National Turkey Federation, Doane County Wide Farm Panel of SI. Louis. During his high school-career, he was a member of FFA, Lone Slar Farmer, Districl Slar Farmer, had the De Kalb A g r i c ultural Accomplishment Award, and is an honorary Chapter Farmer of Eula FFA. He has also served on the state resolulion committee for Farm Bureau. He and his wife, Bobbie, have four children, 12, Kelly, 10, Karen, 9, and Paula, 6. They are members of the Church of Christ. Marine Acquitted On Murder Count DA LVANG, Vietnam (AP) A court-martial loday acquitted Marine Capt. Robert W. Poo- law, 31, of Anadarko, Okla., on a charge of murdering a Viet- namese prisoner of war. Poolaw, an American Indian, sal through most of the trial with his head bowed but broke into a broad grin when the verdict was announced. The captain, who holds the Bronze Slar and about 10 other combat medals, had pleaded in- nocent lo the charge of shooting a Vietnamese captured during an operation last Aug. 11 in the Que Son mountains south of Da Nang. Witnesses identified the dead man as a North Vietnamese prisoner of war. Proscculion witnesses said the NEWS INDEX Amusements 2B Bridge................3A Classified 9-1 IB Comics 8B Edilorials............. 4B Horoscope............. 7 A Hospital Patients....... 3A Obituaries 2A Sports 11-13A To Your Good Health____6A TV Log............... 5B Women's 2.3B prisoner was laken to a clearing along a jungle trail and that Poolaw ordered his men to leave him alone with Ihe man. The witnesses told of hearing a shot which they said sounded like it came from a .45-caliber pistol. Only one of the witnesses claimed to have seen the killing. Edgar Hendrix of Saint Charles, Mo., a former lance cor- poral who described himself as Poolaw's said that after he left Ihe clearing he looked back. "I saw the back portion of the capiain with his right arm ex- tended out in front of Hendrix said. He said Ihe pris- oner appeared lo be kneeling in front of Poolaw. "Then I heard.the shot. He (Ihe prisoner) raised up a little bit then he went back. About 60 seconds later the captain came out of Ihe clearing and told us to move out." Hendrix said he saw the pris- oner's-body and that (here was a hole in the back of his head.. "He looked like a rag doll on his said Hendrix. Poolaw's military lawyer, rapt. Theodore J. Paddsn of Erie, Pa., said the.evidence was not stroig enough to conviction.   

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