Abilene Reporter News, February 11, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

February 11, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT I 89TH YEAR, NO. 238, PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 11, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Prcu SUNDAY Allies Major OIL RIG ON FIRE Chevron Oil Co. fire boats battle a blaze on an unmanned oil rig Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico near the mouth of the Mississippi River. The rig was also owned by Chevron. Cause of the fire was hot im- mediately known. Company officials said be- cause the oil was burning 'as it reached the there was no danger of water pollu- tion. (AP Wirephoto) JUDGE WARNS By ELLFE MUCKER and BETTY GRfSSOM Why Do Lights Differ On Treadaway Blvd.? Q, Why do the street lights a( Inter- blink orange for caution on 'Treadaway after midnight; when Souili Trcada'way lights are still red and green? A. The signal lights on North Treadaway are'connected lo automatic lime clocks tliat slart them blinking at II'.SO p.m, while the south half of Treadaway hasn't had these automatic clocks installed yet, says the city traffic engineer. Q. Before school, at lunch, and after school In Hie neighborhood of Jackson and Madison Jr. High there Is much speeding on S: AVillls, Edgcmonl, High Meadows and Santa Monica. Can't patrol cars or radar he employed here? The prohlcm (s most serious from 4 p.m. lo p.m. A. Capt. F. M. Pruitl of the Abilene Police Dept. says the Police Dept. tries to have all school areas patroled before school, at lunch, and afler school but once in a while the patrolmen are detained in another part of lown. "We welcome and appreciate the public informing us of problem he says. "We'll concentrate on these streets at the times of day mentioned to try to solve the he said. Q. is U Illegal lo leave something In someone's mailbox when they aren't al home? A. Yes, the only thing that is supposed lo be put in the mailbox is mail, says J. C. McDearman al the Abilene Post Office. Most people aren't aware of the law and charges probably wouldn't be brought against them unless they were warned re- peatedly. Postmen are instructed to 1urn into the Post Office anything lhat is found in the mailbox. The sender or the occupant is then notified and charged wilh the postage. Q. Please help our family say thank you (o the people responsible for "Fronllrrland" at Oscar Rose Tark. Each (tine we visit the park we. com- ment on (he thoughtful planning and Imagination used here. Who designed the playground ami can we hope lo sec sand, of the type used there, In other of our city's playgrounds? A. We passed along the compliment lo Larry Jones, Senn Slemmons, and Bill Beaird, who designed "Frontierland." They thought your, teller was great. They said this type of sand is also being used around Ihe walks and play.equipment in the other city parks and will be used in Ihc play areas of several parks to be built in the near future. Q Why arc (he "NO SMOKING" signs In Ihc clly buses not enforced? An elderly lady recently left one of the nice new buses when the driver began smok- ing. He exclaimed that (he drivers could smoke whenever Ihey wished. A The signs were put there to discourage school children from smoking on the buses, says an official at (ho Traffic Depl. It's not enforced because thero'have been so many complaints from Ihe passengers about not being able lo smoke on the buses. In fact, the signs will probably be removed but the drivers will be asked by the Traffic Engi- neer not lo smoke while driving. Address questions (o Acllon Line, Box 30 Abilene, Texas 79604. Names will not he used hut questions must be signed and address British Courtroom Not a Music Hall LONDON (AP) Singing in a courtroom threatens the founda- tions, of British society, but it doesn't deserve being sent lo jail for three months, I-ondon's highest appeal judge ruled lo- be freed 11 Welsh stu- dents 'from their colls and told them to mind their music for a year. The students were jailed a week ago for contempt after they broke into a High Court hearing with "We Shall Over- come" in Welsh. The bewigged judge, Sir Frederick Lawton, had them arrested and gave Ihem three-month sentences. "The law has been vindicated by the course the judge took" he has shown that law and order must be pron- ounced the Master of Ihe Rolls, Lord Denning, alter hearing an appeal by the students. "But now thai the matter conies be- fore us, 1 do nol think it neces- sary to keep them in prison any young people are no ordinary criminals." He ordered Ihem released and bound over "to be of good be- havior" for the next 12 months. The student's parenls hailed the Master of the Rolls as "a real hero" and a Welsh Nation- alist member of whose daughter was among Ihose a bunch of flowers into court. NEED CASH? Look around Ihe house and garage.for thosa items that you no longer use. Sell Ihem :n the Family Week-Ender FRI.-SAT.-SUN. 3 Lines 3 Days No ExteuTon or Rtfujul >l Thii Rill Approximately 15 Averagt No Phone Olden Pltolo Only 00. CASH IN ADVANCE YOU SAVE 41.95 ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS DEADLINE 7HURS. 3 P.M. Push The sing-in was part of a cam- paign to preserve the ancient Welsh language against en- croachment by English. They were protesting the. jailing of another Welshman caught smearing paint on English-lan- guage road'signs, but the court hearing (hey invaded had noth- ing to do with was an inquiry into the loss of a World War II navy convoy. Ijjrd Denning, sympathetic lo their cause but alarmed by Ihc courlroom invasion, said the students had struck "at the roots of juslice itself...at tlie very foundations of society "Let students demonstrate if they please for the causes in which they he added. "Let them make their pro tests... Tiut they must do it by lawful means and not by unlaw- ful." He warned lie would be merci- ful only once and thai if anyone else tried to turn a British court into a music hall, no mailer how worthy the cause, tbey might get six months in jail. Killed in Crash PATRICIA, Tex. (AP) Ed- die Polk, 29, of Odessa was killed and two men were injured seriously Tuesday when a car veered off Texas 349 about five iniles south of this West Texas Hamlet. Dudley Mason, 10, of Lamcsa and Ernest Brown of Odessa were taken lo a Lamesa hos- pital. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE EJSA BUREAU (Wealher Map, Pg. 3A) ABILENE AND VICINITY W mile radius) Cfear lo partly cloudy ar.d mild today; Increasing cloudmess ant] lurnir-g cooter lofilghl, co'rfer Thursday. SKght chance of light raLn lo.ilghl, ending Thursday. High IhTs near 75; lew lonighl, around H; high Thursday, retr 15. Srxilhweslprly winjs at MS m.pji.. shilling lo ncrlherly evening. Probability fit measurable rain, per cent IwiigM antf Oullook for Friday, detteailng clomltr.m ar.d a lillle warmer. High and (or 34 hows ending 9 a.m.: 70 and 45. Hioh and low same data last ypar: 16 ir.i It. Sunset last night: acnr'Je 7.34; junsel lonigM: By WILLIS JOHNSON SAIGON (AP) South Viet- namese commanders say allied forces have disrupted a major new push by two North Viet- namese battalions inlo the Me- kong Delta. They reported 79 more enemy troops killed in Ihc Plain of Heeds, bringing the to- tal lo 207 in a scries of battles since last Friday. No government casualties were reported in the most re- cent clash 10 miles west of the provincial capital o[ Moc Hon. Spokesmen said most of the ene- my dead probably were slain by artillery, fighter-bombers and helicopters supporting govern- ment rangers trying to block the retreat into Cambodia of Die North Vietnamese 88th Regi- ment's 811; and 9th battalions. Seventeen South Vietnamese were killed and 24 wounded in the earlier fighting alter the en- emy battalions were intercepted last week in the desolalc plain some GO miles west of Saigon. Associated Press correspond- ent David Rnsenzwcig reported from the Plain of Heeds lhat ranking South Vietnamese' offi- cers and Ihcir U.S. advisers te- lieve an enemy drive toward the head of.the heavily populated delta had been "compromised" by (lie government troops, who now are trying lo bottle Up scat- tered North Vietnamese forces. "The Communists have been set back many one South Vietnamese officer said. The officers said captured doc- umenls and prisoners revealed the BBlh Regiment liad planned lo make Its way during the Tel cease-fire period last wee kto Ihe vicinity of My Tho, the chief city in (lie northern delta 40 miles soulh of Saigon, to be ready for an offensive in the area in mid-March. Sporadic fighting was contin- ued in the border region near Tuyon Binh, a district town about la miles northwest of Moc Hoa, Hosenzweig said. It was the second mauling for Ihe battalions in three months. Last December more 100 of llicir men were killed in an im- sui'ccssful aUempl to overrun Tuyen Binli. Three Americans were killed and 10 wounded when enemy sappers, moving under a bar- rage of rocket granules, at- tacked a (ircbasc 15 miles south of Hue during the night. The U.S. Command'said four North Vietnamese broke through the camp's perimeter but were "killed or repulsed." Two ene- my bodies were found inside the wire. South Vietnamese infantry- mc'n reported killing 17 enemy soldiers in the U Minh Forest 150 miles southwest oi Saigon. Goad Jury Total Now At Seven GAL CADET, SHE HOPES Jone French, a Uni- versity of Oklahoma freshman, is trying to become the first woman cadet at Ihe Air Force Academy. She says the service academics "have been desegre- gated by color, race and creed, hut not liy sex." Slory on Pg. 4D. (AP Wirepholo) Watchdog Agency Critical Of Leased-Housing Setup By KEN HARTNETT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Fami- lies with sizable ing one with in savings have been accepted into a special federal housing pro- gram while poor families in sub- standard dwellings remain on wailing lists, according lo a government watchdog agency. A report released by the Gen- eral Accounting Office suggest- ed Congress consider "whether the leascd-housing program should be operated so as to give housing priority to low income persons who are not adequately housed." 'The GAO, tlie investigating arm or Congress, remained low-keyed Tuesday in its criti- cism of the. four-year-old plan, designed to supplement Ihe na- tion's public housing stock. But Hie report made clear it considered there lo be serious failings in tlie administration and operation of the program. The GAO called for several changes in Ihe program allow- ing local housing authorities to add lo their slock of low-ini-ome housing by leasing living space from private landlords. The program, administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is one of several designed lo meet Die crisis posed by the shortage nf low-income housing, particular- ly in the major cities. One study has estimated lhat eight million low income families live in sub- standard housing. The report, based on inspec- tion trips lo 11 unidentified loca- tions, found that: of Ihe H authorities studied, "with HUD's approval and were u.s- ing the program lo help persons already living in standard hous- ing "while applicants on wailing lists for federally assisted hous- ing continued to live in sub- standard dwellings." many cases, local aulhnr- itics negotiated higher rents for the leased units lhan had been charged the same tenants for the same quarters prior lo the slart of Ihc program. authorities were open- ing the program (o persons wilh Inrge amounts of assets, includ- ing one tenant wilh in savings and another with of the authorities slud- icd were not always affording low-income families on the wait- ing list a chance lo lake part in Ihe leasing program. The report suggested impos- ing asset limitations on those seeking admission lo leased housing. liased on field inspections be- tween July and October 1967, the report said it found in one location that 140 tenants or 23 per cent of 600 sampled had as- sels exceeding the ceiling thai applies in tbe federal rent sup- plement program. That ceiling is set al for Ihc elderly and for low-in- come families. BAIRD Five more jurors were selected here Tuesday in (lie Curtis Shomian Goad murder trial. 'Tlicir soloclion brings the two-day lolal to seven all men. .lury selection went into Us third day at a.m. Wednesday, but by mid-morning only two persons had been examined cfiid both liad been excused by Judge Raleigh. Brown for cause. Through the examination of the first 50 n[ the 200-pcrson special venire, the state had used five of its 15 strikes (challenges of prospective jurors Riving a reason} and Hie defense had used three. A tolal of 25 persons had been excused by Judge Brown for cause, many because they expressed a strong feeling about Ihc dcalh penally, which the slate is seeking as punishment for Goad. Unad, 27, Is charged in the July 2 shooting of Cross Plains City Marsha! Byron Richardson, who died a month afler (he shooting in an Abilene hospital. Through questions asked pros- pective jurors by defense attor- neys, it became apparent lhat Goad will contend lhat lie shot Richardson in self defense and also "in defense of another." His wife was with him at the lime of Ihc early morning shonling on a Crnss Plains street, hut she was not Indicted by Ihe grand jury which returned the "true bill" against her husband. Attorney Charles Scarborough of Abilene was appointed lo defend Goad, and ho is being assisted by his father, Davis Scarborough. Criminal Dist. Ally. Ed Paynler is prosecuting, assisted by Attorney Bill Thomas, also of Abilene, a former dislrict attorney. Jurors selected from the 32 persons questioned by attorneys Tuesday included Albert llctcher of Oplin the 201h prospect since Monday; Curlis Taylor of TU. 2, Clyde, the Ed Freeman of Clyde, the 2fjlh, Normnn Coffey nf Baird. 3Isi, and Lee Savell of nt. 1, Clyde, the 43rd. Chosen Monday were D. D. Ilickerson of Til. 2, CTydc, 3rd, and Bruce Williams of Baird, 16lh. INDEX Amusements Bridge 9C Classified 6-9C Comics 5C Editorials 4C Horoscope 9C Hospital Policnls 3A Obiluaries 4A Spcrls 1-3C To Your Gcod Health 8A TV Log 68 Women's News Movement to Lower Voting Age Student Lobbyists Outfox State Legislature By DALE NELSON Associated Press Writer OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) If you can'l Hck 'em, try putting on the same uniform. Foxy student lobbyists seek- ing a lower voting age Included this principle in their slratcgy for dealing wilh Ihe state legis- lature. Result o[ their over-all effort: A proposal to lower Ihn age from 2 Ho 10 wll be a referen- dum on the ballot in the Nov. 3 election. Lasl year the sludents worked lor approval o[ a lower vpling age through a 120-day legisla- tive session and failed. This year tlioy gol a mcastire okayed Ihe lirsl 30 days. The college students cut their hair, stored their sandals, put on suils and wcnl to talk to the legislators. In a key decision which they kept lo themselves, Ihey agreed in advance they would sctlle for reducing (ho voling age to 19 if they couldn't gel 18. As it turned out, Ihey had to. Jn 1069, recalls .Secretary of State Sam Heed, himself only 29: "The student lobbyists would come down and talk lo the legis- lators who were lor It. They'd gel palled on Ihc lioad and go back and Ihink they had really improved Ihings." Hul the measure got stuck in committee. Student governing bodies of the two stale universities and three stale colleges Ihcn set aside parl of the money from studenl fees lo pay for lobbying and hired Mike Botkin, a 22- year-old student from Western Washington Stale College, as a full-time lobbyist. Bolkin and his wife rented a big, old house in Olympia where volunteer workers could stay. Mrs. Botkin did Ihc cooking. When Dotkin was liircd, he wore sandals, jeans nnd long hair. To join the ranks of lob- byists, lie wenl lo the barber and do lined conventional garb. So did the others. "It was a 'Get Clean For 18' said Reed. "Those who couldn't go along wilh it were put to work in the office." The others called on legisla- tors. "They didn't said 77-yeav-old Democratic Sen. John T. McCulchcon. "They came lo me and talked lo me. I promised them we'd have a vote on it and we did." The support of McCulchoon, the oldest member of the legis- lahire, was crucial. As chair- man of the Senate Constitutions Committee, he could have kept the measure boltled up. When the young people start- ed, Ihey had 23 votes in the 40- member Senate. Afler Ihc first week, they counted 29, niter Ibc second week the number was 33, the necessary' two-thirds majority. When the measure came lo a vole lasl week, it sailed Ihrough with a surprising 41-2 margin. It liad passed Ihc House earlier, I ;

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