Abilene Reporter News, February 14, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

February 14, 1970

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 14, 1970, Abilene, Texas dlje Allene ''WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron -89THJi EAR,_M3: 241 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 14, 1970 -THIRTY-SIX PAGEs'lN TWO SECTIONS 10c"dAILY—20c SUNDAY Welfare Crisis Could Force Special Session Barnes raommmded Frirtav^" verv ^ ,htYlfa» cu,s "a ,AFI*: PW* f™") 75 per cent stole, the welfare department bills for welfare recipients. labor. is $75 million a year. Addl-speclal se«Z^r.h„ iIil,y 7 Brav? s,tua,lon- ’    '» M.per cent of "budgeted1 said. Such expenditures are di- There is a constitutional ceil-tional monev comes from the to ease a" financial legislature i A special session would be re-needs, ’ which are calculated;vided between nursing home ing of $00 million a year in state federal government state’s wetter (MSIS in the dulled to pump more state according to a complicated for- [care and premiums to Blue spending for AFBC 'and the oth- State funds for mkical aid to A new ehrgramu. k mry ‘"‘o weJ(are’    mula »" a case-by-case basis. Cross-Blue Shield, which op-Cr three assistance programs- welfare mmLnts are Umh^ needed to nay for arm'n he 'h«welfare board voted to cut Medical spending would be re-elates the medicaid program aid to the blind, the disabled only bv the legislature needed to pay for added spend- the level of assistance in the duced in as equitable a way pos-that pays hospital and doctor and the aged. Current appropre *    * Associated Press (ZP) The Texas public Welfare Board Monday ordered a 20 per cent cut in medical assistance and slashed aid to families with dependent children (AFDC) effective April I. Unless the two programs were cut, the welfare department said, both would run a deficit, prohibited by law. Goad Guilty, Gets 65 Years By ROY A. JONES II Reporter-News Staff Writer BAIRD — An ll - man, one - the three hours of final argument by attorneys. The two days of testimony had “I know consideration is being woman jury deliberated only an ended at midafternoon with given by Gov. (Preston) Smith to perhaps a special session,” Barnes told an interim committee of senators and laymen studying the welfare system. “I 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 after the governor hears the views of the Texas Nursing Home Association, which already has asked a special session. “If we are going to have one (special session), we should have it before April I,” Barnes told reporters. hour and eight minutes Friday Goad contending to the end that night before convicting Curtis Richardson made improper ad-Sherman Goad Jr., of “murder, vances t0 Mrs. Goad, but that he with malice aforethought.” in doesn’t remember shooting the July 2 shooting death of Richardson MarSha‘i The 47-year-old Richardson Byron Richardson.    .. . . J .... Tr .. , .    .    died in an Abilene Hospital on The jury .hen deliberated Aug. j jiac| identified the another one hour and four minutes before setting Goad's punishment at 65 years in prison. Goads as his assailants, according to Cross Plains justice of the peace testimony Thursday. During his nearly four hours WEATHER U. J. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map, Pg. SB) ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mlle radlus)--Partly cloudy and little cooler Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday. High Saturday 65. Low Saturday night 35. High Sunday 55. Wind* northerly 10-12 m.p.h. TEMPERATURES Sat. a.m. 52 ...    . Sat. p.m.  ...74 —   1:00 SI ............. 2:00      76 50 ............. 3:00      78 50 ............. 4:00      78 50 ............. 5:00      78 51 ............. 6:00      77 SO ...........  7:00      65 50 .............. 8:00      64 52 .............. 9:00      J* 56 ............. 10:00      — 61 ............. ll OO ............. _ 68    12:00   _ High and low tor 24-hour* ending 9 p.m.: 78 and 50. High and low sam* data last year: 52 and 45. Sunset last night: 5:54; »unrl*a today: 7:41; sunset tonight; 5:55. Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 29.77. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 55 per cent. n^iTnn pun!shmeJ' for ,he on the witness stand. Goad told L lT nil Ta y„e yT of a full day of work - palming L l Xr    "    'hf>    bouse    at    Pioneer    -    and    a    long _ . . ,    *    .    .    „ 'night    of drinking beer    that ended Criminal    Dist.    Atty. Ed with    what he termed an Paynter and special prosecutor, “accident ” Gill Thomas asked    the death „    . *... . .. ,    . I He    testified that    he can t Herb Wilson, deputy commis-I si oner of public welfare, said the AFDC program will run a $13.5 million deficit and the medical program will go $42 million in the red over the current two-year fiscal period if spending continues at its present rate. He blamed large and unforseen increases in the welfare rolls for the crisis. The committee discussed ing)...the officers had their guns out.” “Did you have any animosity Ima^S,HRiChKard,S?H r? y°.U be »*£¥* went to the cab of the pickup.’", slon shou|(| (.aned^ Scarborough asked.    state    Sen.    Charles    Wilson,    Luf- . , Goad answered. It jus! suggested a “vendor drug penalty for Goad. remember shooting Richardson, Goad s but identified the alleged 2"LaJE1L    f y,’ e murder weapon as being a 22 - «1 3 rifle he told his wife ,0 show Scarborough was assisted in r>ffl«fH 'be Goads were the defense by his father, Davis arr“,ed about 8:45 a m’ My 2 Scarborough.    in usc0- Goad, a 27 - year - old Cross! Goad testified that he was Plains house painter, showed no ‘getting a beer from the back of emotion when the guilty verdict the pickup when Richardson was returned at 10:12 p.m., but UP and Parked behind his 21 - year - old wife, Sherry,1 hlm- h»s headlights out. burst into tears.    I    “He asked me for my driver’s The verdict was read by 42nd license. I told him they were out District Court Judge Raleigh °f state- He got out his ticket Brown.    book and flashlight. Richardson’s widow, Louise! “I knew he couldn’t get me for and the couple’s three daughters DWI (driving while intoxicated) — Charlou, 17; Lurene, 14; and because I wasn’t driving at the Sherry, ll — sat on the first row time,” he added. as an estimated 300 persons Goad then quoted Richardson crowded into the court room for as saying “I’m making it easy CURTIS GOAD can't recall shooting '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 Sriviliged,” arrived at 6:25 p.m. at [unicipal 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.” Bom In Augusta, Ga. of “underprivileged” parents, Brown worked as a shoe shine boy and performed any kind of labor he could find to help his father pay the $7 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 each. Brown has parlayed his earnings into other business and ventures and last year alone, grossed more than $3 million. His (Staff Photo by Dub Mason) 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 $100,000 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 Turn to BROWN, Pg. 3-A on you. I want you to fix me up with your woman.” “I thought he might be gagging with me because I had asked if that young lady (16-year-old Anita Wooten, who testified Thursday) was his wife,” Goad said. Richardson then said “he could be rough on me,” Goad said. He added, Richardson told him to “stay here” at his patrol car and he (Richardson) “walked to the cab (the pickup).” “I followed him,” Goad said. Asked what he saw, Goad replied: “He (Richardson) laid his hand right here (on Mrs. Goad, indicating his thigh), then he saw me, turned around and knocked me against the door.” “Then what happened?”, Charles Scarborough asked. “Next thing I remember we were in the park...a siren was screaming and I was scared,” Goad said. “Why were you scared?” “I was bleeding (from a bullet wound in the hand) and I had a gun,” he answered. The next thing he said he remembered was “when we were at Turkey Creek,” where Mrs. Goad had testified that her husband painted over his name on doors of the pickup. “What did you do at Turkey Creek,” Scarborough asked. “I don’t know,” Goad answered. What was the next thing he remembered, he was asked. “We were at Cisco (where the Goads were arrested at 8:45 a.m. the same day of the shoot- dawned on me...the reason for what he’d said,” an apparent reference to Richardson’s alleged statement about fixing him up to 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 afternoon, Callahan County Sheriff Grayson Miller revealed he had received only Thursday an arrest warrent for Tarrant County (Fort Worth), where Goad is still wanted for the probation violation. Goad repeatedly denied that he had tried to buy “some pills’’ as Johnny Pancake, a former Cross Plains truckstop employe had testified. Pancake said Goad asked him, about 3 a.m. — some two hours before the shooting — “if I had any pills for sale.” Under cross examination about the immediate events surrounding the shootings, Goad denied that Richardson asked him if he were a fugitive from justice. The defense rested after Goad’s testimony, then Paynter called Pancake and Rodney Free, 16, of Cross Plains as his two rebuttal witnesses. Free, who formerly dated Mrs. Goad’s younger sister, said program” that would free an estimated $12 million a year 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 for family spending in the programs. A vendor program would shift dug expenditures from family budgets—and thus from the constitutionally limited totals—into a separate program in which druggists would send the bills for welfare recipients’ prescriptions directly to the welfare pro-1 gram. Herb Wilson said the legislature had provided far less for medical assistance than the wel-j fare department estimated was needed. He said medical aid appropriations for the 1969-71 fiscal period are $116 million, compared with the $117.1 million the department requested. Campus afloat 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 Seek Vengence for Israeli Md Goad had told him, about'june By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS States. Israel says the attack Egypt in a mum My arranged I when they were talking Thousands of Egyptians car-was aimed at military targets progressive lOO-dav tuneable’ about Richardson:    ried banners through the streets arul *h.Jf    , 4, c , - n ’ aa> in c .aine. “Well, I hope he never does of Cairo Friday, demanding*.1 1 M>mbinS {)f the lac-Cairo Radio said the factory stop me. I’ll do something about vengeance for the Israeli air I*? was becaUse of a Pllot er* £as bombed by two U.S.-built it.” Free quoted Goad as raid tha* killed 70 factory work-; '    .    harm ms. adding,” I just as soon shoots and accusing the United .,lln;‘!sanem Heikal, editor of Heikal said U.S. and Israel of-him.”    States of collaborating with Is-'1e tairo newspaper Al Abram finals agreed on the ‘ 100-day Earlier Friday, Goad’s wife raek    coa^dent    cl    Nasser,    said blitz plan” in a recent series of I As they marched, Egyptian e ni,ed States had given the “close coordination meetings.” Turn to GOAD, Pg. 3-A jets pounded Israeli military in- knells the go-ahead to use He said th1 object of the plan stallations along the Suez Canal. |American-built Phantom jets in was to put pressure on Egypt to lTFIA7C1    IYTI\FV    Cairo said a11 the Planes re-de*P_P°netraUon raids against• oust Nas cr. I F W \    I    I IU    X    turned safely after bombing ar-;    ' ,wiU if kJ 1.111/lJi\ tillery positions and tanks on    •    |    § (ga You Didn f Forget Today, Did You? Amusements ........ 6,    7B Astrology ............ SA Bridge .............. SA Church News ......... 8A Classified ........ 12-178 Comics ............ 8,    9B Editorials ........... 16A Form ............... 178 Markets .......... IO,    I    IB Obituaries .......... 2A Oil ................ 17A Sports ............ 12-1 SA TV Loa .............. 48 TV Scout ............. 48 Womens News ....... 2,38 Cairo said all the planes returned safely after bombing artillery positions and tanks on the 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 I streets crying: “We avenge the blood of the martyrs! Down with American-Israeli collaboration!” Police said half a million persons thronged the streets in what Cairo Radio called “a massive demonstration of solidarity and faith in the leadership” of the country. The demonstrators lined the six-mile route between President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s sub- NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -(followed, the investigator said,!*1'1?10 Jfsidencc and Lthe A1 When you’re 13, your heart’s on| but that wasn’t all: “She was • ar Mosque, wbere be and fire and smoke gets in your also sending police cars ambu-!y,sl!in^ Libyan and Sudanese eyes, you ought to leave well lances, and taxi cabs 'to the! a - s were a1,endin£ prayer enough alone.    boy’s home.”    . Fire equipment and other ve-|®an"ers ™rr'!d J* R ss.ti-x-siste' •“ -    Hears    Praise Burning Romance Only False Alarm LOS ANGELES (AP) -Women are far more romantic than men about Valentine’s Day, say folks who sell valentine cards. Fellows: You did remember, of course, that Saturday is Valentine’s Day? “Men just run in here and grab the first thing.” says Mary Otto, 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 Gwendolyn Kates, a student at Wharton School, was charged Friday in Juvenile Court in con- Rising Star which have plagued firefighters The radio announcer asked and a radio station disc jockey for help—and so did the fire- since November. Buford Purdom, chief investigator for the metropolitan fire marshal’s office, said it all men. South Central Bell Tele- As Nasser left the mosque with Libya’s leader, Col. Muam-mar Kadafi, and Sudan’s lead- phone Co. placed electronic er~~ ja'a'flr'Nu'mair?' a crowd tracer equipment Into operation. r()ared. ..We wU1 fight, Ameri. Last Sunday, Purdom said, a can arrns SDall not frighten us. For Soldiers RISING STAR (RNS) - Army u ,, ‘m , r—----- .    ’    can    anus    snail    nut    ingnien    us.    mnn    (mw;—ai my started at a party where he false alarm was recorded and American Zionist aggression is Ma j. Dallas Cox had nothing but disc loekev “had pone to n av trap#*! to tha vat™ rodrion^    ...    , b , traced to the Kates residence. Following her arrest, Gwendolyn was released in her parents’ disc jockey “had gone to play phonograph records several months ago. “She got a crush on him and wanted some attention,” Purdom said. “She had told him she was either 18 or 19 years old, but the disc jockey apparently had not paid much attention to her.” The rash of false fire alarms Guard or police force. aimed at our very lives.” praise Friday night as lie spoke-Egypt instructed its U.N. rep- °f America’s fighting men in resentative to send a letter to Vietnam. custody. No hearing date was Secretary-General U Thant, the Maj. Cox, guest speaker at the rZ.    „ , president of the Security Coun- annual Rising Star Chamber of ™e, dlsc jockey. He s not oil and all member nations pro- Commerce banquet, said, “The ldentjfying himself Neither is testing “the crime committed finest soldiers we ever had are the radio station. After all, to-......... day the fire -trucks, tomorrow maybe the whole National by Israel against civilians.” Egyptian newspapers and radio stations laid much of the blame for the raid on the United Turn to RISING STAR, Pg. 3-A fighting now. “The future of America lies in! 2,000 miles a month as a salesman distributor to card shops in Southern California, agrees. “You oughta see the men on Valentine’s Day,” laughs Mrs, Gnagey, a 51-year-old grandmother. “By 3 p.m. they come into a store all shook up. Usually by then it’s got to be a card to ‘My Sweetheart’ or ‘My Darling’ because the ‘Wife’ cards are all gone.” Mrs. Gnagey thinks Americans are reverting back to sentimentality: “Most people seem to want cards with flov.cry verses. Two years ago they were insulting. They really were. Now the sticky, flowery stuff is back.” But 25-year-old Miss Otto says, “It depends on the age group. Young people like the humorous, contemporary cards, but, over-308 still like the sentimental stuff.” Dustin Ward, manager of a card shop in Beverly Hills, “The traditional, flowery ones are going down, down and down as the youth population goes up.” But getting back go the husbands, Mrs. Gn.igey says “happy marrieds for 33 years” drn’t send cards to* dads because “they think men don’t like cards.” So, Ladies, consider that hastily-grabbed Valentine a heart for a heart. ;