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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 8, 1970, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAR, NO. 235 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 8, 1970SIXTY-SIX PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS IQc SUNDAY Auociated cease-fire scheduled lo last unti nto aclion Saturday. Scattered! ground fighting was reported. Four waves of B52s unloaded Cost your beads upon the waiters .QictoT1 rtf Ttnii _ i- i. _.. up to 600 Ions of bombs on sus- >Dded enemy troop concentra- ions and bases near Ihe Cambo- dian border northwest of Saigon and in Binh Tuy province, east of the capital. B52s also slaged raids against North Vietnamese supply camps m Ihe Laotian border just north tf the A Shau valley. Sister Janet of the Daughters of Charity shouts for beads from float riding maskers during the Krewe of Iris parade in New Orleans Saturday afternoon. Sister Janet, who already had caught a handful, was waiting for the prize beads for orphans she accompanied to the parade. (AP Wirephoto) Arab Chiefs Charge U.S. With Supporting Israel CAIRO (AP) Leaders Riad added that the their second Cairo meeting five Arab countries concluded Egypt, Jordan, against a background of in the first session of a conference on strategy against Israel Satur- uu suaiegy agamsc Israel oatur- __ r aggression against Arab coun day, and a spokesman reported tries Syria, Sudan and Iraq-rdis- creasing military hostilities am cussed Israel's "r e p e at e d political tension in the Middle that they had reviewed Ihe Mid- dle East situation "in the light of U.S. support for Israeli aggression and American insist- ence to supply Israel with war- planes and other arms." Egyptian Foreign Minister Kiad said the. leaders formed wo committees, one polilica and the other military, to studj the situation and submit reports at the second session, scheduler; for Sunday. The Arab leaders are holdinc R-N Hawaii Tour Named Attending (he conference are President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt, King Hussein ofJor dan, President Noredding Atass of Syria, Maj. Gen. (Jaffar Ni merri, chairman of Sudan's re volutionary council, and Iraq Interior Minister Saleh Am mash. They met at Zahara Pa ace, the Cairo suburbs. Nasser was reported by In- formants lo explain "the dimen- sions of the potentially danger- ous military situation and the United States role in this situa HIGHLIGHTS OF TOUR, Pg. 3-A Betty Hughes, woman's editor of The Abilene Reporter-News, will bs hostess for the fourth annual tour of Hawaii lo be sponsored by the newspaper, according to publisher Andrew B. Shelton. Hawaiian Holiday '70 will leave Abilene on May 7 for a deluxe Ifrday tour of the 50th state. The number of Big Country residents joining this tour has grown each year and it is now one of the most popular public service projects of the newspaper. This special Beporter-News tour has been carefully planned to make it one of the most complete and exciting visils to enchanting Hawaii. The cost Includes first class hotels, guided'tours to all Important sites on the four biggest islands, all transportation and most meals. The price per person !s Mrs. Hughes will act as hostess throughout the trip and will also be sending back stories and photographs of the Big Country visitors in Hawaii. A prize winning edilor and writer, she has been with The Reporter- News 14 years. She Is planning a gala affair at BETTY HUGHES hostess get the trip started on a gay holiday. A complete itinerary, other details and reservations for the lour are available at Gay Travel Service, 1226 N. 3rd., or Abilene Travel Service, Abilene National Bank Bldg. The Reporter-News has made this Hawaiian trip an annual ?ffair due to reader demand. This year, however, plans are being made lo add a European tour in the summer to the the Abilene airport for tour newspaper's public service members and their friends to program. East. Yablonski Probe Hits Dead End CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) A 'ederal official involved in Ihe nvcstigation of the slaying of Uniled Mine Workers official Joseph A. Yablonski said Satur- day the investigation has "come lo a dead end." A federal grand jury which has probed the slayings for two In a speech a week ago the gyptian leader blamed Ihe United States for worsening the Middle East situation by sup plying arms to Israel. There was no Immediate com ment here on reports that Presi lent Nixon has already decided o supply Israel wilh addition fast Phantom jets. But in an editorial written be- bre Ihe reports reached Egypt he weekly newspaper Akhbar el-Yom declared: "The balance of power is always subject to rapid shifts. If the United States >rovides Israel with Phantoms ut will come MIG23s for the Arabs (o fight with. And so es- calation goes on until it reaches a slage where war can suddenly secome conflagration." The MIG23 Is Russia's latest ighter and reputedly one of the >esl in Ihe world. According to the semiofficial laity Al Ahram each of the Arab leaders will give the meet- ng a comprehensive assess- ment of the situation along all ratliefronts and details of rein- orcements required to elimi- nate points of weakness. The Cairo press said the lead- ers will pay particular attention the situation on the eastern the cease-fire line separ- ating Jordan and Syria from the Israelis. weeks indicted area residents four Cleveland on charges o conspiring to kill Yablonski, his wife and daughter. In those indictments Paul E Gilly, 36, and his wife, Annette 29, were named as being in charge of a murder fund from which Ihcy were said to have paid a total of to the othet Iwo alleged conspirators Claude E. Vealy. 26, and Au bran W. Martin. 21. But the grand jury has given no indication where the fund came from. "The people who know are (eeping their mouths the rederal official, who was not identified, was quoted as say ing. No Cease-Fire For U.S. Bombs SAIGON (AP) The U.S. Saturday in Ihe Mekong Delta militarized Zone. The boat was.formalion on where thev Command, ignoring a Viet Cong sou hwest of Saigon. The sunk. planned lo deliver the rifles the reported 49 enemy .___..... 28 miles northwest of Tay Ihe bailies were fought near Ninh cily near (he Cambodian Moc Hoa, a province capital in border. Nine Americans were Ihe Plain of Heeds about bO reported wounded. miles west of Saigon, and near the district lown of Giong Trom 42 miles soulhwest of Ihe capita in the Mekong River estuary. UIJCU American forces reported kill- Americans and five Soulh Viel- mg 26 enemy troops on widely narnese were killed and 20 During the allied cease-fire, according lo U.S. and Soulh 'ietnamese spokesmen, three scatlercd fronts. Americans and 46 Soulh Viel- CULM iij OUUIU V LUL- The U.S. Command said two namese were wounded. Many of Americans were killed and five wounded when a U.S. Navyc wounaea wnen a U.S. Navy tumacis oeiween small enemy The U.S. Command, revising landing craft hit a mine on Ihe un'ls and allied reconnaissance enM fiia Umf nnnx IT_ Anrf cormril vr Tinti-rtlr> igures reported earlier, said Cua Viet River near Dong Ha, here were 118 "enemy-initiated about 10 miles south of the De ncidents" during a 24-hour al- led cease-fire that ended Fri- day evening. The command said 8 of the incidents resulted in asualties and that 142 enemy oldiers were killed. Neither the Americans nor the ioulh Vietnamese are honoring he Communist Command's our-day tnice, which ends at 'i a.m. Monday, Saigon time. Government spnkesmen said Sunday that South Vietnamese troops fought two sharp battles NEWS INDEX Atilene Eventi 2-B 11-14-C 2-B 9-A 6-B 6-B Austin Notebook Berrv'l World tookt Bridge Business Classified! 7-1 2-D Crossword 3-B Edltorioli 10-A Form 1 2-D Hospital Parlenti 12- A Jumble 3-B Letter to Servicemen 3-B Maikett Obituarfei 2-A Oil 13-A Sports 1-4-D TOKOS! 1-B To Your Good Heollh 4-6 TV Tob (Pullout of Sect. B) Women'j Newi 1-1 D-C Red UN Employe Charged as Spy WASHINGTON (AP) A So- viet employe of the Uniled Na- lions was arrested Saturday in Seattle, Wash., and charged with espionage, Ally. Gen. John N. Mitchell announced Saturday night. The man was identified as Aleksandr V. Tikhomirov, 37, who worked in the United Na- tions secretariat. Tikhomirov was taken into custody by FBI agents in down- town Seattle after he allegedly received "materials relating to Ihe national defense of the Unit- ed Ihe Federal Bureau of Investigation said., The man who allegedly gave hp the materials to was not identified. Tikhomirov The FBI said Tikhomirov met wilh Ihe unidentified individual on Dec. 6, 1969, in Seattle, to IU lie JiH.trn H H1HJII' make arrangements for another mum penalty of 10 years imnris mpotintr ITi-iK 1 _ Vieinamese informants in Da Vang Saturday reported police ntercepted a truck carrying S3 Soviet-designed AK47 assault ri- les into the cily, Soulh Viel- nam's second largest. Two Viel lULgi-ai. j Vlcl- OL duuui IdUIB namese in the truck were ar- blasting shrapnel rested and were reported to lave admitted they were Viet infnrmanl FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover said. The Russian was formally charged with conspiring to com- mit espionage by obtaining such materials with the intent that they would be used to the ad- vantage of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Arraignment will be as soon as possible, Hoover added. Tikhnmirov came to the Unit- ed Stales in June, 1965, and was employed by the United Nations as a translator, authorities said. He was born Sept. 4, 1932, in Gorki, U.S.S.R. Tikhomirov was arrested fol- lowing the meeting Saturday, Hoover added. Tikhomirov lives at the Excel- ____ _ _____ sior Hotel in New York City Negro lo play on the Abilene PETTY HUNTER serious condition Youth Held In Shooting Of Grid Star Abilene police arrested a 19 'ear-old youth Saturday in connection with the a.m. hooting o; Petty D. Hunter, a ormer three-year football etterman for the Abilene High School Eagles. Hunter, shot four times at the Black Satin Lounge, was in erious condition Saturday night n Ihe Intensive Care Unit of lendrick Memorial Hospital. Hunter, 19, lives at 725 lesquite. Sgt. Harold Emerson, of the Criminal Investigation Division said he arrested a youth at >.m. Saturday and booked him nto city jail for "investigation of assault with intent to murder." He said the youth gave a San Angelo address but was arrested at a local residence. Sgt. Emerson said a ireliminary police report said lunter was shot with a small aliber weapon in his left orearm, shoulder and rib cage. fourth bullet grazed his emple. Two bullets were found olc all lo n his chest but one may have this he said, ome from the shoulder wound 2 said. Hunter in 1966 was the first with his wife and young (laugh ler, authorities said. If convicted, he faces a maxl onment or a fine, or both. High foolball learn. His besl position was defensive end. In 1968, he was described by Coach David McWilliams as "at li-2 and 190 pounds, quick and agile for his size. American forces also reported ?landard he casualties resulted from between small enemy md security patrols. The truces were called ause 'ear. be- of Tet, (he lunar new ong. There was no Immediate In WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Wlllhir Map, Pg. S-Ai ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mll _ Clear to parlly tloudy mild Sunday. Fair and cooler Sunday night, JJ 40, high Mondav near 60. Southerly wind 5 to IS miles per Hour Sunday morning shining to northerly to 25 mltei pe hour Sunday TEMPERATURES s.l. p.m. High and low for 10 .rn.: U and 50. High and low MmB date last year: K Sunsel last nlghl: iiinrlsi today: :28; lunjrt lonlghl; Baromeler reading aMO p m 28 33 Humidity al 10 p.m.: 90 per Vietnamese. Da Nang, however, has been named as a likely targel in any new enemy offensive. It was be- lieved the guns were to be hid- den in the city for Viel Cong in- fillrators who would take part in an attack. U.S. officials in Da Nang were investigating a grenade explo- sion that killed one American Marine and wounded 62 at an enlisted men's cluh near the city Thursday night. Sources said there were many suspects Marines. Evidence indicated the gre- nade, a U.S. fragmentation type, was thrown over a seven- foot wall onto a patio, possibly from a vehicle passing the club where about 500 Marines watching Ihe final act of an Aus- tralian floor show. Witnesses said ihe grenade exploded at "about table hrough Ihe audience. Fifty-two if the wounded were hospital- zed. Official spokesmen said the ncident was "apparently not .he result of enemy action." The Da Nang area has been he scene of several racial Inci- dents of violence among U.S. servicemen, and Investigators were said to be looking Into ths possibility there were racial Im- plications. However, the audience watch- ing the show was equally divid- ed between blacks ami whites, and Marines at the club doubted that the incident was racially in- sligated. "I don't think that's got any- thing to do with said one slightly wounded Marine, Lance Leo Doiiblin of Birming- ham, Ala., a Negro. "Morale is pretty bad right he said. "I just don't un- dersland how anybody could do thing like this." Board to Check Deputy Applicants A blue-ribbon eight-man eview board has been named to nterview applicants for jobs wilh the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff George Maxwell innouncetl Saturday. In addition Ihe present one- age application form is to be eplaced with a more thorough ix-page blank based on the one used by the city police, Maxwell aid. Maxwell pointed out (hat six Laughroy, Chief Deputy Bernice Filmon; Maxwell and another deputy. Maxwell added that If there was a Negro applicant for a job, a Negro deputy would serve on the board, and if a Latin- American applied a Latin- f his deputies chool in Ihcir ualify for Council of irogram. are going own time the West Texas Governments' law vill be Dr. Garvin Beauchamp, ice president for student )ean Jackson King; Hardin- immons University's Dean American deputy would serve. This is the first time such a board has been set up to interview applicants for the Sheriff's Office. to In the near future there will lobe two positions open with his office. Maxwell said. On March 1 there will be a Job as night jailor open and il pays 'We are all trying to better per month. On April 15 there will be a vacancy for an outside Serving on the review board patrolman, or relief patrolman. nembers and their friends lo program. Israelis. .....national also wve tto iltarrf hoh or a iw pounds, quick and agile Orville Cunningham; Abilene backgrou aiiegiu Councilman Tom Maxwell It's Official: Texas Weather is Different The jol> pays per month. Applicants should be between 21 and 45 years of age, in good health, wilh good eye-sight, a high school diploma and able to come through "a rigid aackground personnel at Abilene Christian suuu College; McMurry College's health, wilh good eye-sight, a By ROBERT E. FORD Associated Press Writer It took (he Weather Bureau a hundred years lo admit it: Texas weather is ferent from one minute lo an- other and different from weath- er any place In the world. As Ihe bureau put it officially re- cently: "There are few places In the world where the weather is more restiess, where air mass changes and local and regional- scale weather disturbances are more numerous than in Texas." The statement was made by Robert Orton, the slate clima- tologist, whose recent six-page summary of weather for the Ust century reads like a rug. story with Texans wait- Inf for, tba next blow. Orion sought to modify Ihe (errors of the last century by saying most of the Texas weath- er is "quite it could be that if no one ever looks at the high poinls. Orton reviewed the wealher on the anniversary of a congres- sional resolution one hundred years ago on Feb. 9 directing military posts to make regular observations. There already were H weath- er stations In Texas. Twenty years later there were 78. Now there are more than 900 points recording the weather, ranging from ladles observing official instruments under peacli tree In the back yard to highly trained observers trying to to beat Uw oddi ttt state's cantankerous weather. Wanl to know some of the records? Heat is a way of life in Texas. A hundred degrees is super-hoi. Ten degrees higher and it seems the discomfort doubles. Walch it climb to 120 and the misery is quadrupled. That 120 is the highest ever officially recorded in Texas. It occurred in the bustling town of Seymour in North Central Tex- as Aug. 12, 1936, there wasn't much bustling that day. Remember, this was before Ihe days of almost universal air conditioning. There Is no evidence after all these years where the tliermom- eler was In 19M, but after a while a Weather Bureau super, visor arrived to m why Sey. mour had such high tempera- lures. He fwmd that the observer, Mrs. Veda Daugherty, had the weather instrument housing under a tree. The supervisor ordered il moved out into the middle'of a sun-burned patch of peas, but for reasons never de- termined, the town's tempera- ture never hit 120 again despite moving the thermometer house Into the sun. The coldest day: Take your pick of several. The lowest official thermom- eler readbg was 23 below zero, occurring twice. The first was at Tulla Feb. 12, 1899: The range was from that figure up to below zero m North Ttxu ouly about 8 degrees above in the extreme southern portion of state. The second time it hit 23 be- low was Feb. 8, 1933, at Sem- inole. Muleshoe recorded 21 be- low, Romero and Stratford 20 below on the 7th and 8th. But Ihe last severe cold did not penetrate deep Into the slate. Depending on the location, residents of two other areas could nominate their towns for some sort of record. These are Galveston und the Lower Grande Valley. On Jan. t, 1886, a blizzard brought the temperature to 11 degrees at Gal- veston-a drop of M in 38 hours. News tell of Galveston Bay frozen over on Uw Mr with-mi tte duoael, despile Its currents, able to sup- port walkers. But by 4 p.m. that day, the channel was free to navigation. The Lower Rio Grande Val- ley residents wilh their citrus trees remember Jan 27-Feb. 3, 1951. At Brownsville, the temp- erature was freezing or below for 93 hours, 65 of these con- secutive. This was enough to kill 75 per cent of the citrus trees. And, oh, how It has rained this century, Clarksvllle, a pio- neer settlement In Northeast Texas, recorded 109.38 Inches in 1873. Thrall Jn Central Texas has the honor of letting a UnlM KaiM nocrt for most rainfall in 18 consecutive hours. The deluge came Sept. 9-10, 1921. Measured were 36.40 inches, wilh 38.2 inches in Ihe 24-hour period. Like rain and cold, snow rec- ords depend on where you are and your reaction to it. There is no question that the residents of Romero, In Hart- ley County, decided they had enough in the winter of 1923-24 when snow for the season to- taled 65 Inches. Amarlllo, Can- yon and Perryton each had more lhan 40 Inches. If you lived M the Twas coast, 1896 was the big mow. On Feb. 14, UM coait wai Ton U WEATBEB, M   

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