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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 31, 1970, Abilene, Texas Abilene SUM! II I) 3 STAR FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAR, NO. 227 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, SAT. MORNING, JAN. 31, 1970 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Aitociated Perhaps too loyal keclls Rfd Cross attendants and passersby away from his injured and unconscious leg fractures in a traffic accident Thursday night Browning Named Snyder XitizeiT By TOM PORTER Reporter-News State Editor SNYDER Burord Browning, Scurry County school superintendent who was a leader iq support of a Scurry County Junior College, was named of the Year" during the Snyder; Chamber of Commerce night. Honored as "Outstanding Young Farmer" by the Snyder Jaycees was W a y I a n d Huddleston, 31, who farms four locations in the county. The banquet climaxed an afternoon of activities which included an exhibit of art works by Warren of Clifton at the Diamond M. Foundation, and a reception for visiting dignitaries at the Snydci Country Club. Speaker for the banquet at the Scurry County Coliseum was John E. Harvey of England, who also spoke here in 1957. Specia entertainment was presented by Hondo. Crouch, Fredericksburg humorist, and another feature guest was Norm Cash, longtime j baseball slar of Ihe American League. Outgoing President Shelby Coker was presented a plaque by incoming president Max Von Hoeder. In his talk Von Roeder said he pendulum has begun swinging forward for Snyder and .isted several reasons. Included were the recent selection of the city as one of 11 AH America cities; the Scurry County Junior College, which will begin this year; recent advancement in recovery of oil in the area, and VOTER SIGN-UP WILL END TODAY Today is the final day to register to vote, and the Taylor County Courthouse will be open all day. Application blanks will be available outside the door of the Tax Assessor-Collector office. Completed applications can be put in the mail slot in the door. Applications by mail must be postmarked Saturday. by midnight Austin Crash Kills Former plant which is possibilities of the magnesium discussing the doubling its size. Most important, said Von Hoeder, is Ihe "optimistic, and positive attitudes of Ihe people." In naming Browning as Citizen of Ihe Year, the 1967 recipient, Bentley Baize, said that Browning is a native of Scurry County, a graduate of Texas Tech an dhad taught at Quilaque before returning to Scurry- County as a stock farmer. Nixon Predicts Disinflated '70 WASHINGTON (AP) Presi dent Nixon Friday night pro- nounced his forthcoming billion budget "a major blow in stopping the inflationary psy- and forecast success in the effort to curb rising prices. He blamed the past year's In- flation on his Democratic prede- cessors, said his budget plans "will turn it and indi- cated a change is likely in the policies which pushed interest rates to record highs. In the major surprise of a White House news conference, the President announced he has decided to seek a major expan- sion of the bitterly disputed Safeguard anliballistic missile defend American cities as well as offensive mis- sile siles. He said this is needed to de- fend against possible "nuclear blackmail" by a nation like Red China. The ABM with details to be disclosed with- in 30 certain to stir an- other angry debate in the Sen- ale, which battled for weeks be- fore narrowly approving the first inslallment of the system. Nixon declared irreversible liis policy of supplanting Ameri- can combat forces in Vietnam One member of a former with South Vietnamese that the nation is now in 'a critical position" in the ef- brt to curb inflation. The ecisions made in the next monlh or two will After 28 Smooth Years, Congress Again Sees Beard He was listed as being an of the Scurry County Livestock Associaton and serving as its president and was Turn to SNYDER, Pg. 2-A Abilene family vyas killed and two others injured in a headon car-pickup accident near Austin Friday night. Mrs. Faye Burrows, killed and her husband, Ira, 48, and son, James, 11, injured just before p.m. Friday on Highway 183 two miles north of Leander, near Austin. Burrows was treated and released at Bracken ridge Hospital in Austin anil James was being trealed for possible 'internal injuries at laie Friday night. The Burrows had lived in but said if the Communists step up the conflict the United States will, retaliate. "We have the means, and I yill be prepared to use the means, strongly strongly than in the Nix- on said. also: that in Middle Eas1 policy "we are neither pro-Arab nor pro-Israel, we are pro peace." "we have done every :liing we think it is proper to do" in an effort to help get re 'ief to refugees and starving one year ago. They were returning lo Abilene lo visit Registrations (approx.) Applications Frl.........881 1969 Total Record (1968) Deadline Jan. 31. relatives when the accident occurred. The driver of the pickup, Hunter Lee Tyler, 45, of Hamilton, has been charged with driving while inloxicated. Elliott's Funeral Home wit handle funeral arrangements foi Mrs. Burrows. and son include one daughter Mrs. Melinda Ann Mauck oi Abilene; one brother, James D. Wilkerson of Fort Worth. Abilene before moving to Austin victims of the Nigerian civil war in the surrendered enclave of Biafra. It there are starving people there, he said, "it is our interest to get food to them, without concern for the politics of the situation. Inflation was a dominant am recurrent theme, with Nixon's budget and economic due to be sent to Congress Mon day. The White House said in Survivors besides her husband advance Nixon would not dis cuss the messages at his news conference. But the President chose to mention the budget himself whether we can win this bat- he said. He said Ihe new budget, the first which he has shaped from the start, will be a major blow against the thinking which sends prices upward. It envi- sions a billion federal stir- Turn to NIXON, Pg. 2-A WASHINGTON (AP) The tonsorial transformation of modern-day Congress began last year with sideburns and longer hair. Now Rep. James H. Scheuer is sporting the first congressional beard in nearly 30 years. "I'm going after the bearded Scheuer laughingly said Friday. "Abe Lincoln grew a beard when he decided to run for president. And Presidents Grant, Garfield, Hayes and Harrison all wore the New York Democrat added, noting that all were Republicans. "I just don't think we Democrats ought to let the bearded vote go by when beards are in." Scheuer's full-length beard is streaked with gray, giving it a salt and pepper effect. Beards and mutton chop sideburns were the vogue in Congress at the end of the 191h century and the beginning of the 20th. They gradually faded out in the 1920s and 1930s. The last full beard in Congress, according fo the memory of veteran Capitol Hill newsmen, belonged to Rep, George Holden Tinkham, a Massachusetts Republican who was defeated in 1942. Now that hair is "in" once more, several senators and congressmen started last year to grow sideburns and let their hair grow longer. The reviews from his colleagues have been mixed. But no mailer, says the 49- year-old Scheuer, "my daughters think it's smashing." he said, "there's been a lot of gentle ribbing and some not so gentle as well as some admiring glances. "Rep. Patsy Mink thought it was elegant. But (here's been a lot of guys who look at me and ask if I'm not a new Scheuer said. The congressman grew the beard over the Christmas recess while vacationing with his family on the island of Vieques off Puerto Rico where, he said, his electric razor was useless. From Vieques, he went to the Mideast on a congressional study tour with three other colleagues. He returned lo Washington this week. Despite his joking about chasing the bearded vote, Scheuer said "political survival may dictate the beard's demise." The New York Legislature reapportioned congressional districts last week, giving Scheuer a heavy Republican constituency. "I'm not sure how that silent majority will he said. Honduras, El Salvador Stitl Talking Despite Flare-Up SAN JOSE, Costa Kica (AP) Peace delegates from Hondu- ras and El Salvador continued their discussions here Friday despite a brief renewal of hostil- ities between the Central Ameri- can neighbors. The three-hour battle broke out Thursday in the remote mid- section of the ill-defined border. Both governments appeared to be playing down the incident as being an isolated case which should not interrupt the peace talks being held in San Jose un- der the auspices of the Organ! zation of American States. Reports from San Salvador, capital of the smallest Spanish- speaking nation in the hemi- sphere, said the go government iia dordered a special state of alert at the airport and given in- struction to the troops on the border to repel any attempt by Hondurans to cross the frontier. Air Force Men Killed in Crash DEL RIO, Tex. (AP) Two Air Force men were killed late Friday when their Ai r Force T38 jet trainer crashed and burned just north of Laughlin Air Force Base. Honduras was also reported to be in a state of alert along the frontier but there was no return in either country to the full al- erts and blackouts that were in force during their five-day war in July. Details of the latest battle were still skimpy but both sides claimed to have inflicted losses on the other. Neither made mention of suffering casualties. Neither government had made an official public state- ment since shortly after the in- cident. Newsmen in both capitals re- ported a feeling of tenseness while citizens waited to see what the other side would do. WEATHER US, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Wtllliir nup Pg. ll-B) ASIUENE AND VICINITY UO-mHe radius) r- Clear: partly cloudy and a lltlls warmer Saturday through Sunday. High Saturday to 70, lew Saturday ntahl 40 high Sunday near 70. 10 lo 15 niph. TEMPERATURES M 25 27 M............. 24............. 11 M M 45 50 S3 Hloh 'and low tor 24-hours ending 9 p.m.: SI and 22. Htoh an drow lame date lail year: SB nd 44. SunMt lasl night: today: iunset tonight; Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 26.50, HumldllY'Bl 9 p.m.: 36.70 per cent. Oil Tax Inequities Ripped SAN ANTONIO (AP) Con-l sumer protection crusader Ralph Nader said Friday that he had' uncovered instances in the Odessa, Tex., area in which oil and gas property has been undervalued for the tax roils by at least 50 per cent. Nader told a packed news conference that the scope of "inequities" in the ad valorem tax extends farther than the oil- rich Odessa area and farther ;han Ihe bounds of Texas. Undervaluation of big busi- ness property and undertaxatinn of corporate industries, lie said, 'is a nationwide injustice that has deprived local communities and cities of desperately need- ed local revenues." Nader said he will ask state Rep. Ben Atwell of Dallas, chairman of the Commission on State and Local Tax Policy, to investigate "these gross d'screp- Mrs. Estes 'Deeply Hurt1 By Ruling Against Parole Mrs. Blllie Sol Estes was "disappointed and deeply hurt" by the U.S. Parole Board's refusal Friday In Washington lo grant her husband's parole. She said late Friday afternoon that she was ill with a cold, and had made no change In her plans to appeal the board's decision If sn appeal is possible. work In the office of her brother- n-law, Dr. John L. Estes. Mrs. Estes had told The Reporter-News that a rfiotographer could come to her lome at p.m. Friday for a amily picture after her daughter, Jan, and fiance, Don arrived from Houston 'or what they had hoped would Mri. Estes hadn't checked be a family celebration. officially on whether the family recourse to appeal. She said no one from the pavolc board or any government office had contacted her with Information on decision. any which means the earliest >pportunity for his release will be in early 1972. Estes learned of the board's rejection of his parole application at Sandstone Federal Prison, where he has been since Dec. 15, 1966, acting warden D. M. Hacker said lale Friday. Earlier in the day when newsmen told Hacker of the But after hearing the board's decision, Mrs. Estes cancelled Ihe picture. "I just don't feel like having a picture made In she said, announcing the parole Tne board's decision refusing rejection, the board chairman Esteir parole was announced George J. Reed, said Estes1 bid conspiracy following the collapse Friday rooming and tor freedom will not be reviewed of ,a ftussive scheme involyinj waittll.id.by tnportartt her again until Iffi tertiliw Uiiks, ancles" and formulale a plan Lp "correct these gross inequi- ties for the upcoming tax year." Here for a speech to a pro- ducts liability seminar, Nader declared: "We have heard Ihe cry for 'law and order' in the slreels. It is now overdue lo have some law and order in a property tax assessment system, particularly as it affects the oil companies." Two University of Texas law tudents tigation. Nader cited these details: Headlee Devonian Unit, rich in oil and gas re- serves, covers about acres in Eclor County (Odes-i Several operators who pool heir production effort matte a six-week study and filed a re- port with the Texas Railroad lommission. Valuation estimates in this when compared with ap- for tax purposes, "re- peal an undervaluation for prop- erty tax purposes-of at least 60 )er and the propirtv has jeen "consistently under- according to Nader's a 'lump' sum amount, but it1 :otaled only Service bought a lease in 1961 for It was for the 1962 tax rolis." bought a lease for in 1955. It was taxed Turn to PROPERTY, Pg. 9-A INDEX Willis Announces For District Clerk 6A Astrology 5A Bridse 7A Church Newi ........4, SB Classified 13-17B Comics 8, 9t Editorial! UB Farm 17A Market! 10, 11B Obituaries 2, 3, 9A. Oil 8A Sport. T2-15A TV Loo 17B TV Scout 17B Women's News 6, 7B Florida Schools Caught in Middle Another contested race in the Hay Democratic Primary leveloped Friday when Taylor ounty Deputy Sheriff Troy illis announced that he would for district clerk. Willis will oppose Miss Irene Crawford, who was appointed lo he post last year when Bob loss resigned and who bas filed "or her first elective term. Willis filed Friday afternoon vith County Democratic plans of relaying the news to Ihe prisoner until he was officially informed of the action from Washington. Rstes was sentenced to 15 years, for mall fraud ant parole board's decision, the viewpoint, for' least the last acting warden said he had no seven -Texaco paid about lease-hold interests "but this property was not carried on the tax rolls in 1967, 1968 or meaning that "no taxes were :T But In 1969 Texaco "r'eporled TALLAHASSEE, Kla. (AP) Joy. Claude Kirk Friday Issued executive orders prohibiling orced busing by Iwn Florida counlies lo implement federal court-ordered school desegrega- ion plans. Kirk's order said school offi- cials who fail to comply wilh it will be subject to executive ac- tion. Gerald Mager, the governor's legal aide, would not say that 'executive action" means sus- pension. He said the meaning of :he term will become apparent f and when school officials fall to comply with the order. The order leaves officials In he governor, It is possible that hey will be suspended. The executive order specifi- cally prohibited changing the school calendar for pupils, in- curring new expenses, taking any action thai would result in massive reassignment of pupils and taking any action to close schools prior to the end of Ihe school year. "I would say the governor has placed himself In the position of a buffer between the courts and the school Mager said. Kirk said he had taken every [wssible judicial step to "pre- serve and protect" Florida's ed- ucational system, and now was In mid-1965 and-.early 1966 for Manatee and .Volusia counties relying on those powers he'itald caught squarely between courts thai have ordered Ihem lo de segregate on April 6 and Feb. 1 respectively, and Kirk. some nonproduting property in held In contempt. If they defy were reserved to the stales by the U.S. Constitution. The governor had said earlier In the day that he would issue Willis quit Abilene High after us father's death and worked for 18 months at Camp Barkeley >efore joining the Army. He served three years in World War II, winning three >allle slars during campaigns in Italy. He and his wife, the former Barbara McKinney of Abilene, reside at 725 Shelton with their If officials in the two counties Ihe orders "If I've exercised all defy the courts, they could be legal and If I've won my righU lhairman Larry Cunningham. A deputy sheriff since November, 1967, Willis formerly served wilh the Abilene Police Dcpt. for 16 years, including the inal six as a detective with the Criminal Investigation Division. In making his announcement, he pointed out that wilh his long ;aw enforcement career, he "wouldn't be going into the job as an absolute stranger." Willis, said he "has been liinking about going into politics 'or several and added that friends had encouraged him to run. Sheriff George Maxwell said that Willis will resign "aboul March" or when campaigning begins lo Interfere with his duties as criminal deputy. A native of Lawn, Willis is the son of Mrs. Wade Willis of 541 Ross and the late Mr. Willis, Also a deputy sheriff, Mr, Willis was shot to death while halting an attempted jallbreak Feb. 1WZ, His slayer, Rex Baird, later died in the electrii chair. five children: Ray Vaughn 18, an Abilene High senior; Carla, 15, a cheerleader at Franklin Junior High; Kelly Doyle, 11, and Cynthia Kay, 8, students at Valley View; and Roy Wade, 6, at home. Yfurri Will Run Against Martin AUSTIN (AP) Edward M. Yturri, 43, Coipus Chrisll at- torney, said Friday he is a can- didate for the Republican nomi- nation for attorney general. Yturri, who also is assistant state Republican chairman in charge of Mexican-American af- fairs, said he would base his campaign on an appeal to mi- nority races for a two-party sys- tem in Texas. "Our slate cannot solve the problems of the 1970s wilh a continuation of the Ineffective programs produced by Ihe stag- nant one-party Yturri told a news conference. i
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