Abilene Reporter News, February 14, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

February 14, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT J19TH YEAR, NO. 241 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 14, 1970 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS IQc SUNDAY Associated Preis (fP) Welfare Crisis Could Force Special Session AUSTIN (AP) _ Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes recommended Friday a special session of the legislature to ease a financial crisis in the state's welfare program. A new tax bill might be needed to pay for added spend- ing. The Texas Public Welfare Board Monday ordered a 20 per cent cut in medical assistance and slashed aid to families with dependent children (AFDC) ef- fective April 1. Unless the two programs were cut, the welfare department said, both would run a deficit, prohibited by law. ''I know consideration is being given by Gov. (Preston) Smith to perhaps a special session, Barnes told an interim commit- tee of senators and laymen studying the welfare system. may well ask Gov. Smith to call a special session." Barnes later told newsmen he believes a special session should be called. He said he plans to speak with Smith next week af- ter the governor hears the views of the Texas Nursing Home As sociation, which already has asked a special session. "If we are going to have one (special sve shoult have it before April Barnes told reporters, Goad Guilty, Gets 65 Years WEATHER U. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSft WEATHER BUREAU (Wtlttier MID, P9. SB) ABILENE AND VICINITY cloudy and llllle coole Saturday, Saturday nrghl and Sunday KWi Saturday Low Salurday ruahl 35 High Sunday IS. Wlndi northerly 10-1 rri.p.h. 1- 'TEMPERATURES a.m. p.m. 51 50 SO 50 51 SO SO 51 M 61 OS 4-.M High and low for 24-hours ending p.m.: 7fl and SO. High and low tame date last year: 45. Sunset IM! night: lunrlst toda' tunset (onlaWi Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 79.77. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 55 per cenl. He called the welfare cuts "a ery grave situation." A special session would be re- uired to pump more state loncy into welfare. The welfare board voted to cut le level of assistance in the AFDC program from 75 per cent! to 66 per cent of "budgeted which are calculated according to a complicated for- mula on a case-by-case basis. Medical spending would be re- duced in as equitable a way pos- sible, the welfare department said. Such expenditures are di- vided between nursing home care and premiums to Blue Cross-Blue Shield, which op- erates the medicaid program bills for welfare recipients. There is a constitutional ceil- ing of million a year in state spending lor AFDC and the oth- er three assistance atiort is million a year. Addl- lional money comes from the federal government. Stale funds for medical aid to welfare recipients are limited aid to the blind, the disabled only by the legislalure. that pays hospital and doctor and the aged. Current appropri- By ROY A. JONES II Reporter-News Staff Writer BA1RD An 11 man; one voman jury deliberated only an lour and eight minutes Friday light before convicting Curtis Sherman Goad Jr., of "murder vith malice aforethought." he July 2 shooting dealh of the three hours of final argument by attorneys. The two days of testimony had ended at mid afternoon with Goad contending to the end that Richardson made improper vances to Mrs. Goad, but that he doesn't remember shooting Richardson. The 47-year-old Richardson died in an Abilene Hospital on Aug. 1. He had identified Goads as his assailants, accord ing to Cross Plains justice the peace testimony Thursday. During his nearly four on the witness stand, Goad told of a full day of work painting a house at Pioneer and a long night of drinking beer that ended with what he termed "accident." He testified that he can't remember shooting Richardson, Toss Plains City Marshal Byron Richardson. The jury then deliberated another one hour and tair ninutes before setting Goad's lunishment at 65 years in risen. Range of punishment for the conviction was from five years o life in prison or death in the electric chair. Criminal Dist. Ally. Ed 'aynter and special prosecutor [ill Thomas asked the death penalty for Goad. Charles Scarborough, Goad's court appointed attorney. with your woman." no immediate comment on a ritle he his wife f0 snow y officers had their guns out." "Did you have any animosity towards Richardson until you went to the cab of the Scarborough asked. Goad answered. "It just dawned on me...the reason for what he'd an apparent re- ferenct to Richardson's alleged statement about fixing him up to Herb Wilson, deputy commis- sioner of public welfare, said the AFDC program will ran a million deficit and the medical program will go million in the red over the current two- year fiscal period if spending continues at its present rate. He blamed large and unfor- secn increases in the welfare rolls for the crisis. The committee discussed could be solved if a, special ses- sion should be called. Slate Sen. Charles Wilson, Lut- kin, suggested a "vendor drug program" estimated Mrs. Goad. Under cross examination by Thomas, Goad admitted that he was convicted of burglary in Fort Worth in 1964 and "placed on probation." After both sides closed Friday that would million free an a year afternoon, Sheriff Callahan Grayson County Miller CURTIS GOAD can't recall shooting but identified the you. I want you to fix Mssible appeal. Scarborough was assisted in the defense by his father, Davis Scarborough. Goad, a 27 year old Cross Plains, house painter, showed no emotion when the guilty verdict was returned at p.m., but his 21 year old wife, burst into tears. Sherry, The verdict was read by 42nd District Court Judge Raleigh Brown. Richardson's widow, Louise and the couple's three daughters Charlou, 17; Lurene, 14; and Sherry, 11 _ sat on the first row as an estimated 300 persons crowded into the court room for officers after the Goads were arrested about a.m. July 2 in Cisco. Goad testified that he was getting a beer from the back of the pickup when Richardson drove .up and parked behind him, his headlights out. "He asked me for my driver's license. I told him they were out of state. He got out his ticket book and flashlight. "I knew he couldn't get me for DWI (driving while intoxicated) because I wasn't driving at the he added. Goad then quoted Richardson as saying "I'm making it easy 'Mr. Soul' Sees No Blacks Or Whites, Only Americans Show Review, Pg. 4-A By DUB MASON Reporter-News Staff Writer "Mr. Soul Singer" arrived in Abilene Friday night and after talking but a few minutes with the quiet, serious young man, it became obvious why he is indeed "Mr. Soul." James Brown, singer, businessman, philanthropist, and champion of the "under arrived at p.m. at Municipal Airport in his sleek, twin engine jet, and soon won the admiration of those on hand to greet him. Among those were Mayor J. C. Hunter who welcomed the popular young singer and said, "We are proud to have you among us and we hope your stay will be one of the most pleasurable you have ever had." The quality and humility of the honored visitor was obvious immediately when he grinned shyly and said, "I am very grateful to you and to all of you here. I think I have never been welcomed more sincerely, and I thank you humbly." Born In Augusta, Ga. of "under- privileged" parents, Brown worked as a shoe shine boy and performed any kind of labor he could find to help his father pay the per month rent for the shack in which they lived and to buy the simple food items to keep starvation away. He managed to finish the seventh grade, then completed his "education" with a four year stint in a reformatory school. Until 1956 Brown's life was a nightmare day-to-day existence which depended upon nickels and dimes tossed to him by soldiers at Camp Gordon. After "graduation" from the harsh, four-year prison term, Brown organized a trio, went to King Records, recorded a song, and it was a hit. It was a hit because Brown, drawing upon the Incidents and miseries he had seen and suffered, was capable to Interject those feelings Into his naturally soft, appealing voice. AND NOW, 24 of Brown's singles and one album have sold more than a million copies Brown has parlayed his earnings into other business and ventures and last year alone, grossed more than million. His "I thought he might be gagg- ing with me because I had ask- ed it that young lady (16-year- old Anita Woolen, who testified Thursday) was his Goad said. Richardson then said "he could be rough on Goad said. He added, Richardson >tnld him to "stay here" at his patrol car and he- (Richardson) "walked to the cab (the "I followed Goad said. Asked what he saw, Goad replied: "He (Richardson) laid his hand right here (on Mrs. Goad, indicating his then he saw me, turned around and knocked me against the door.' "Then what Charles Scarborough asked. Next thing I remember we were in the park...a siren was screaming and I was Goad said. "Why were you "I was bleeding (from a bullet wound in the hand) and I had a he answered. The next thing he said he remembered was "when we were at Turkey where Mrs. Goad had teslified that her husband painted over his name on doors of the pickup What did you do at Turkey Scarborough asked. I don't Goad ans wered. What was the next thing he remembered, he was asked. "We were at Cisco (where tin Goads were arrested at a.m. the same day of the shoot revealed he had received only Thursday an arrest warrent for Tarraht County (Fort where Goad is still wanted for he probation violation. Goad repeatedly denied Ilia e had tried to buy "some pills' s Johnny Pancake, a former Cross Plains truckstop employe iad testified. Pancake said Goad asked him, bout 3 a.m. some two hours efore the shooting "if I had ny pills for sale." Under cross examination ibout the immediate events urrounding the shootings, Goad enied that Richardson asked im if he were a fugitive from ustice. The defense rested after load's testimony, then Paynter ailed Pancake and Rodney Free, 16, of Cross Plains as his wo rebuttal witnesses. Free, who formerly dated Irs. Goad's younger sister, said from spending now covered by the four aid programs. This would allow an increase in AFDC. Herb Wilson said that was the amount now budgeted or family spending in the pro- jrams. A vendor program would shift drug expenditures from family and thus from the con- stitutionally limited a separate program In which druggists would send the bills 'or welfare recipients' prescrip tions direct! y to the welfare pro- gram. Herb Wilson said the legisla- ture had provided far less for medical assistance than the wel- fare department estimated was needed. He said medical aid appropri ations for the 1969-71 fiscal per- od are million, compared with the million the de- triment requested. Campus afloat ioad had told him, about June when they were bout Richardson: talking "Well, I hope he never does top me. I'll do something about t." Free quoted Goad as I just as soon shoot dm." Earlier Friday, Goad's wife Turn to GOAD, Pg. 3-A NEWS INDEX Amuiemenri 6, 73 Astrology 5A Bridge 5A Church 8A CloMKied 11-178 Comio 8, 9B T6A Form 17B Markers 10, 11B Obituarret 2A Oil 17A Sporti 12-1SA TV Loo. 4B TV Scour 4B Womtni Ntwl The recent thaw and heavy rains have caused a new look for the Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick, Maine. Johnathon Smith, class of 72, paddles his kayak down the middle of the campus with Bowdoin Chapel in the background. (AP Wirephoto) Outraged Egyptians Vengence for Israeli Raid By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thousands of Egyptians car- ried banners through the streets of Cairo vengeance Friday, for the demanding Israeli air Stales. Israel says the attack in a mutually arranged, was aimed at military targets' and that the bombing of the fatv lory was because of a pilot er- raid that killed 70 factory work- ers and accusing the United States of collaborating with Is- rael. As they marched, Egyptian jets pounded Israeli military in- stallations along the Suez Canal. ror. Hnssanein Heikal, editor of the Cairo newspaper Al Ahram and a confident of Nasser, said Die United States had given the Israelis the go-ahead io use 100-day timetable, said the factory by two U.S.-built progressive iiiro Radio was bombed Phantoms. Hcikal said U.S. and Israel of- on the "100-day recent scries of ficials agreed blitz plan" in "close coordination meetings." He said the object of the plan Burning Romance Only False Alarm (Stirl Halt by JAMES BROWN Mr. Soul Singer career record sales have passed the 50 million mark, he owns real estate and radio stations including one In Augusta where he once stood on the steps and shined shoes. He passed up a engagement In bookings to perform for U.S. troops in Japan and Vietnam and has inspired countless youngsters to continue their education. During a brief Interview at the airport Tun to BROWN, Pg. 3 A NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) When you're 13, your heart's on fire and smoke gets in your eyes, you ought to leave well enough alone. Gwendolyn Kates, a student at Wharton School, was charged Friday in Juvenile Court in con- nection with a series of nine tel- ephoned false fire alarms which have plagued firefighters and a radio station disc jockey since November. Buford Purdom, chief investi- gator for (he metropolitan fire marshal's office, said it all started at a party where the disc jockey "hart gone to play Dhonograph records several months ago. "She got a crush on him am wanted some Pur dom said. "She had told him sh was ellher 18 or J9 years old but the disc jockey apparently had not paid much attention t her." The rash of false fire alarm. ollowed, the investigator said, ut lhat wasn't all: "She was Iso sending police cars, anibu- ances, and taxi cabs to the xry's home." Fire equipment and other ve- icles also were dispatched to he radio station when the disc iairo said all the planes re- .urned safely after bombing ar- tillery positions and tanks on She east bank of the canal, but the Israelis said one plane was shot down. Israel reported no casualties or damage. The demonstrators in Cairo, protesting the Israeli bombing of a scrap metal plant 17 miles north of the Egyptian capital Thursday, marched through the streets crying: "We avenge the blood of Ihe martyrs! Down wilh American-Israeli collabo- Police said half a million per- ons thronged the streets In vhat Cairo Radio called "a massive demonstration of soli- darity anil faHh in the leader- ship" of the country. The demonstrators lined the six-mile route between Presi- dent Gamal Abdel Nasser's sub- urban residence and the Al Azhar Mosque, where he and American-built Phantom jets in was to put pressure on Egypt to deep penetration raids against oust Nasser. You Didn't Today was on duly, Purdom radio announcer askcc services. Banners ockey The 'or so did Ihe fire- men. South Central Bell Tele- phone Co. placed electronic racer equipment Into operation, last Sunday, Purdom said, a 'alse alarm was recorded and traced to the Kates residence. Following her arrest, Gwcndo lyn was released In her parents' custody. No hearing date was set. The disc Jockey? He's not identifying himself. Neither Is the radio station. Alter all, to- day Ihe fire -trucks, tomorrow maybe the whole National Guard or police force. visiting Libyan and Sudanese leaders were attending prayer carried by the marchers denounced the United States as "the enemy of the Arab people" and vowed: "We will liberate our land in a sea of blood." As Nasser left the mosque wilh Libya's leader, Col. Muam- mar Kndafi, and Sudan's lead- er, Jaatar Numalri, a crowd roared: "We will fight; Ameri- can arms shall not frighten us. American Zionist aggression Is aimed at our very lives." Egypt Inslmcted its U.N. rep- resentative to send a teller to Secretary-General U Thant, the president of the Security Coun- cil and all member nations pro- testing "the crime eommitled by Israel against civilians." Egyptian newspapers and ra- dio stations laid much of the blame for the raid on the United B LOS ANGELES (AP) Women are far more romantic than men about Valentine's Day, say folks who sell valen- tine cards. Fellows: You did remember, of course, lh.it Saturday is Valentine's Day? "Men jus! nm in here and grab the first says Mary Olio, a salesgirls at a card shop. "But I've seen women in here for more than two hours, mulling over this one and asking our advice on that one." Mitty Gnagey, who covers miles a month as a salesman distributor to card shops in Southern California, agrees. "You onghta see the men on Valentine's laughs Mrs. Gnagcy, a 51-year-old grand- mother. "By 3 p.m. they coma into n store all shook up. Usually by then it's got to be a card to 'My Sweetheart' or 'My Darling' because the 'Wife1 cards arc all gone." Mrs. Gnagpy thinks Ameri- cans arc rcverling back to sentimentality: "Most people seem to want cards with flowery verses. Two years ago they wore insulting. They really were. Now the sticky, flowery stuff is back." Rut 25-year-old Miss Otto says, "It depends on Ihe age group. Young people like the li n in c r o u s contemporary ciinls, but, ovcr-SOs still like the sentimental stuff." Uuslin Ward, manager of a card shop in Beverly Hills, "The traditional, flowery ones are going flown, down and down as the youth population goes up." Vietnam. But getting back go the Maj. Cox, guest speaker at Ihe husbands, Mrs. Gnagey says annual Rising Star Chamber of "hiippy marvieds for 33 years" Commerce banquet, said, "The don't semi cards to dads finest soldiers wo ever had are because "they think men don't fighting now. like cards." "The future of America lies In Lad'c.s', consider that hastily-grabbed Valentine a Turn to RISING STAR, Pg. 3-A heart foi- a heart. Rising Star Hears Praise For Soldiers RISING STAR (RNS) Army Maj. Dallas had nothing but praise Friday night as liu spukc of America's fighting men in ;