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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 25, 1970, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS 'lT Byron 221 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY J5, PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS Major Deadlines Facing Texans AUSTIN (AP) Two impor- tant deadlines face Texas vot- ers and politicians Sunday. The deadline for registering to vote is Jan. 31. Some comity offices plan to slay open until midnight next Saturday to han- dle the rush. expected last minute And candidates have until Feb. 2, a week from Monday, to make up their minds and file as Democratic or Republican can- didates. Actually the casi for the 1970 political melodrama is about complete. Sen. Ralph Yarborough, iVI'ex scheduled a Tuesday ing a ,1-ace against Barnes. Hot races are promised for Yarbovough's seat in both the May 2 Democratic primary and the Nov. 3 general election. The senator, who first won election in 1957 after Josing five state- wide races for attorney and gov- ernor, is challenged in the pri- mary by Lloyd Bentsen Jr., Houston millionaire strongly backed by former Gov. John Connally, an old Yarborough foe. In November the winner nf the Democratic tilt will face iep, George another Hous ton millionnaire, who lost to oi-ijCTiuicu a. iicsudy nmvs con- ference in Austin to announce his political a bid for re-election to his third 6-year term in the Senate. Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes, a Dcnio- a re-eleclion the coming Yarborough by votes in crat, also planned announcement ........0 week although Re made a pre- liminary statement lasi week lo stop rumors he was thinking of a governor's race. There have been no announced candidates for lieutenant gov- ernor although John Trice of Dallas, who once said he would seek the Republican nomination for governor, now is consider- 1964. Bush and Hentscn each has said they are prepared to spimd up to million in trying to de- feat Yarborough. Dr. Robert Morris, president of the University of Piano, says lie will contest Bush in the Re- publican primary. Associated SUNDAY LONDONDERRY, Northern Ire- the day. land (AP) British troops in f V4 uisf.> in tin ni iiij iipurxccii i ian sniu icJl- full riot regalia erected barbed sion first flared in the Diamond Wire barriers' in the v main district when 300 members of the Streets Saturday night after a pro-Catholic People's Democra- series of viole'nt dashes Iween Roman Catholics Protestants. Painting Fun at Coliseum trouble in Londonderry since Caro Mmmck, left, and Madeline Rogge, right, join in the fad of body appeared painting at the TAP (Teens Against Paralysis) Carnival Saturday night at hE the Taylor County Coliseum. Their subject is Shirley Brooks center The teens sponsor the carnival, hoping to raise as much as for the March of Dimes. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) ----------------j cm w itji rtuvuveuea ui the ferocious wave of religious union with the Irish Republic to :eudmg which tore Northern the south. Ireland apart last August-and Registrations (approx.) Applications Frl........... 191 Total Record (1958) Deadline Jan. 31. two months ago. Four hundred British Drying Off the Targets Leroy Polnick, second from left, and Mike Denny, second from right may have felt like throwing in the sponge Saturday night at the TAP Car- nival, but Carol Carter, left, and Cindy Owen, right, lend a helping hand to dry them off. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) Coaches of America Buys ;'s Athletic Supply radius) PaMly Sunday, turning cooler Sunday nlchf. Fair Coaches of America, Inc., of El Paso, has contracted for (he purchase of stock .of Allilctic Supply, Inc., of Abilene, it was announced Saturday by W. E. McCook, president of the Abilene spoiling goods retail and wholesale supply house. McCook said purchase price for the athetic supply company will be finally determined on completion of the Dec. 31, 1969, statements and audits. The sale was effective as of Dec. 31. Coaches of America, Inc., is a holding company that recently acquired Fortune Life Insurance Company and Coaches of America Life Insurance Company, and also owns Brotherton and White Sporting Goods Company of Wichila Falls, and Financial Computer Service, Inc., of El Paso. Stock in Athletic Supply of Abilene, Inc., is owned by five businessmen, Including McCook, Murray C. Evans and James -ind cooler Monday. low Sunday nigh1 MURRAY F.VANS manager Riplcy of Abilene, F. 0. Scrog- gins of Odessa and Mike Briim- below of El Paso. 'llie slore, located at 945 But- ternut, serves an area of 200 miles radius from Abilene. In announcing the sale, McCook also said he will retire from active participation in the operation of Athletic Supply of Abilene, Inc., but will remain with the firm in a consulting and advisory capacity. Evans and Ripley will remain in manage- ment. Evans will be manager, and Ripley will be in charge of school sales. 0. B. Haley, C.L.U., president of Coaches of America, Inc., said Athletic Supply in showed assets of and sales of The former Abilene insurance company head said he is "most pleased that Athletic Supply of Abilene is joining our Coaches of America team." Haley added: Turn to FIRM, Pg. 8-A around 42. Winds soulherly Sunday from 10-70 m.p.h., becoming norlhweslerlv Sunday nlghr. Very little of ratn. TEMPERATURES Sun a.rn...........Sun p.m. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU Map, Pg. VICINITY cloudy and mllcfcr Sunday around High Monday dl Hfgr> and low for P.m.: H and 42. High and Jow data 35 Ana 18. Sumet fast nig hi: today sunset lonlflht; Barometer reading al 9 p.m.: 29 8i Humidily at 9 5A per eenl. Withdrawal Planned PARIS (AP) French mili- tary forces expect to begin gradual withdrawal from Chad in July, authoritative sources reporled. About French In- fanlry, marines and foreign le- gionnaires have been helping the government of President Francois Tombalbaye since las! 'Coupled with APril to control rebel bands that seized parts of the Chad Sahar- an inlerior. Texas Press Association Names Bean LONGVIEW, Tex. (AP) Still bearing a pink scar from a re-entry mishap after becom- ing the first Texan to walk the moon, Capt. Alan Bean accept- ed Saturday the Texas Press Association's Texan-of-tlie-year plaque. Bean, a Wheeler native who now calls Fort Worth home, narrated a film on his Apollo 12 flight, man's second exploration of the lunar surface, for 174 pub- lishers and their wives at the banquet finale of the two-day 23rd annual TPA winter conven- tion. Rep. Olin E. Teague, D-Tex., head of the congressional com- mittee on manned flight, intro- duced Bean after urging the newsmen to use their influence in behalf of the space program. "If we let this program dwin- dle away, we will regret it In or five Teague carrying automatic weapons, home, you and "troops and riot shields------SS." Adolf Hitler's F coordinated by a helicopter hov- Guard was known as the SS. ering with ,rin, Later, Protestant and Roman mobs throwing stones and bot- Catholic crowds clashed again ties. An army spokesman said five persons were arrested but no casualties were reported. At one point, 300 Catholics marched out of their Bogside district through the town center and stoned soldiers and a police station, smashing a window. Just as army squads prepared to move into the throng and seize ringleaders, a priest per- Griggs, Sweetwaler attorney, suaded the demonstrators to re- was nominated for vice- turn to their homes. four said. Bean's forehead had a small scar made when a camera, free es to close the wound. The astronaut said (he scar is fading quickly, "it's a nice little memento, !he sear. Bean said of NEWS INDEX 3-B 70-C 5.3 2-B 3-B Abilens Eventt Amuiemenrt Atfroloqy Auilin Notebook Birry'i World Book! 4.5 Bridge 2-B Business 3, S-B Cloliifiedi 7-1 1-D Crossroads Report 3-B Crossword 6-B Editorials 4-B form 12-D Hospital Patients 3-A Jumble 6-B Letter to Servicemen 3-B Markets 5, 6-D Movies 11-C Obituaries 8, 9-A Sports 1 Tews! To Your Gooj Heollh 3-B TV Tab (Pullout of B) Women's News 1-9-C Barbed Win Rises Again and lion to prolest a Northern Ire- land government ban of a news- it was the first significant paper called the United Irish- Protestants marshaled for a :he first time army cardons had counter-demonstration stones and section of the crowd advanced troops to meet them, chanting, "Go president of the 2-Year-Old Lad Rescued From Well MIAMI (AP) A 2-year-old boy hanging for some seven hours by his jammed elbows a few feet above the watery bot- tom of an irrigation well was plucked to safety from 12 feet in the ground Saturday. The tot tumbled into the well Saturday afleiTinoii while pick- ing tomatoes with his family. Ralph Page, a spokesman for the sheriff's department, said of its moorings in the command the blond-haired tyke was hospi- module, struck him above the talized for treatment of expo- eyebrow, requiring seven stitch- sure. ]re was listed in good con- PC fn flio iimnti'l __ It was the third disturbance of State Bar of Texas at a midwinter meeting of Hie bar's directors here Saturday. Griggs is a member of the joverning board of the State Bar and is a fellow and vice- chairman of the Texas Bar Foundation. Also nominated for the Bar's no. 2 post was Marshall attorney Franklin ,lones Jr., also a director of the Bar and Hie Bar Foundation. Nominations were announced tiere Saturday by chairman Curtiss Brown of Houston. Nominees for president-elect are former board chairman Howard G. Barker of Fort Worth and current vice- president James C. Watson of Corpus Christi. Election by mail balloting will held in April. The president- elect becomes a member of the board in July and will assume He began law practice at dilion at the hospital. The boy was identified as John Reynolds III, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Reynolds Jr. of Miami. Deputy Bill Keen led the res- cue party of policemen, firemen and construction workers. 'He was the smallest man we Page said, "so he went down." "They dug a parallel hole and finally got down to him. They were able to put bars down un- der him so he wouldn't slip down any further. They felt his chest and he was breathing They had oxygen going down the main Page said. After the fall path was blocked and the parallel access, hole completed, Keen squirmed in to pluck Die get him Page said. The 2-year-old was clad in a white short sli blue coveralls. Billie Sol Up for Probation Friday A rtrh A rlrvl-tf hvnlrn inll-in _ DALLAS (AP) -The story broke in the darkened lobby of the Mercantile National Bank of Dallas when a stubby little man in a blue suit rushed past a knot of reporters and scurried nut into a fading sun, mumbling "no comment." He left behind him, in another part of tlie bank, a room full of angry men. The reporters had never seen the man before that late afternoon of March 27, 1962. But they knew who he was. Soon the name of Bijlle So! Estes was a national phrase, subject of comedians' jests and of rage by his creditors. Wait Friday, another group of men will dedde in Washington whether Estes walks out of prison after serving a few days more than five years of his li-year sentence for mall fraud The group which will decide whether he gUyt in prison or goes free is the federal panto board. All prdlmlnarlea aru AU that remains ia for the board tc announce Us decision. Eslos entered Lcavcnworlh Prison March 5, 1965, after fighting through the courls for three years. He later was transferred to Sandstone, Minn., prison. He becomes eligible for parole March 5 this year. The promoter, who often preached In churches as a lay minister, went to prison for a neat trick involving fertilizer tanks. His system was simple and seemingly harmless. He used various methods to borrow money from major lending Institutions with fertilizer tanks as security. Always, he had other persons sign the papers, assuring them he would be good for the money. What the angry men using the Mercantile Nations! Bank office by the courtesy of the bank were angry about was that they discovered, there were no 'fertilizer tanks and never had been. Just how clean were the hands of the lenders la another debatable point Whenever Eslcs gels out of prison, he could be Iriwl on at least 13 more counts similar to the ones he went to prison for, but no one believes they will ever be called for trial. Estes was convicted in a Tyler stale court Irial of swindling and was assessed eight years in prison. This was reversed by the Supreme Court and a new trial ordered. He returned lo the Tyler court and had all the stale cases lumped inlo one and made concurrent with the federal sentence he was serving. When everything was wrapped up In receivership, the Estes assets were listed as for 400 persons who claimed the prompter owed them million. Final distribution the asseta last December found the, federal government getting bankruptcy trustee the attorney for- the fcrflstee and the court clerk What wu tot went to thi owUtao, What was left went to the Credi- tors BILUE SOL ESTES y An army spokesman said ten- man, an organ for advocates of but the troops rushed to inter- vene and cleared the center of the city outside the Guildhall, scene of several violent demon- strations last year. The People's Democracy sup- ports Bernadette Devlin, the young firebrand who represents the region in Parliament in Lon- don. Northern Ireland's troubles stem from demands by the Ro- man Catholic third of 'the prov- inces 1.5 million population for a better deal in housing, voting, legal affairs and civil rights. Prime Minister James Chices- ter Clark pushed through a crash reform program last year and declared, when militant Catholics increased their de- mands, that he would not yield another inch. Griggs Nominated To State Bar Post LAREDO Charles H. CHARLES R. GRIGGS Sweetwater attorney University of Texas School of Law. He was admitted to the bar in 1941 and served as an Army officer in World War n. Sweetwater in 1947. a year later. The vice- president will take office in July, He ........._, along with Moms Han-ell of Sweetwater from attorney of 1954 to 1968 Dallas, who will become president succeeding Josiah Wheat of Woodville. Griggs is a native Stamford. He is a graduate of of the State Bar and the Bar 1'arloton College and the Foundation. and is a former president of the Nolan County Bar Association. He is serving his third year as a member of the governing boards Powell Selected Top Young Man' By JIM DONOVAN Reporter-News Staff Writer Bopne Powell Jr., associate administrator or Hendrick Memorial Hospital, was named Presenting the award to --y: .....Powell was last year's recipient, short sleeved shirt and state Rep. Frank Calhoun The annual affair, n conjunction with J a y c e e s Bosses' Night, was held at the Abilene Country Club. Powell, a resident of Abilene for nine years, was selected from II nominees. Mayor of Odessa Jim Reese, who spoke before the presentation to Boone, was the keynote speaker. Reese's speech centered around what he called the five responsibilities: to yourself by using all your talents to Uieir greatest potential. to your family by upholding the unity of the family structure, which Is the backbone of the nation. to your community by making sure that you put back inlo the community whatever you take out. to your nation by participating In civic affairs, being aware of national problems and caring enough to do nxneUiing about Uiose BOONE POWEU JR. honored by Jaycees problems. to God. "If we took care of this one, the others would take care of said Reese. Reese, who continually interjected humorous notes Into his speech, said early in his talk lhat being a mayor means "They name a street after you one day and chase you down it the next. "I'm not a saU Flecse, "As long as the'rs only paying me a a month, I Twm to JAYCEES, Pg. 4   

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