Abilene Reporter News, February 15, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

February 15, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1970, Abilene, Texas Wot gfoflene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE'TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 79604, SUNDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 15. 1970 -SIXTY-SIX PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS 10c DAILY-20c SUNDAY 4 of Chicago 7 Cited by Judge Contempt Charges Stem From Trial Awaiting Word of verdict Three of the seven defendants in the trial on hold a press conference Saturday after the case was mC r a during Siven to the Jury-Left to right: Abbie Hoffman, Ren- the 1968 Democrats Convention m Chicago nie Davis and Jerry Rubin. {AP Wirephoto) VALUED AT MILLION 600 Pounds of Hashish Seized NORTH 'ANDOVER, Mass! pounds hashish valued by treasury was seized Saturday in a warehouse by po- lice aiid customs agents. Treasury Secretary David M. Kennedy-said it was one of the largest hashish seizures evei made in the United States. Three men were arrested and charged with receiving and con- cealing illegally imported goods to defraud the Unit- ed States government. Arrested were Anthony W. King, 32, of Cambridge; Stephen Curwood, 22, of North Andover, and Norman B. Casas, 22, of Deerfield, N.H. Federal officials said hashish .was imported by air pf freightJrom India, concealed in false-bottom crates.' marked 'Musical and "Incense." Officials said the crates were taken by commercial freight from Logan International Air port to the warehouse here. The hashish was discovered by customs inspectors during a routine inspection of the crates containing incense and also si- tars, an Indian musical instru- ment. The crates were kept under surveillance until one of the three men' claimed the ship- ment. On his instruction, authorities the said, the crates were delivered into an auto. The Ciird person charged was arrested moments later inside the dwelling where the shipment had; been deliv- ered, Kennedy added. The 20 crates containing si- tars were shipped from New Delhi by Bhat Export Inc. and consigned to Afro Import Inc. at Residents Favor Plain Old 'Ark' ARKANSAS City, Kan. (AP) Residents call it Ar-kan'-zus City, but with others it come out Ar'-kan-saw-City. That's tl'e reason for a petition campaign to change the name to Ark City. Volunteers began this week circulating 25 petitions in search of signatures of about half the city's registered voters so the matter can be taken to Cowley County Dis- trict Court. The court can or- der a name change. Giving a boost to the campaign was a pronunciation mistake by an announcer during television coverage of the Rose Bowl parade In Pasa- dena, Calif., New Year's Day. The city raised to send its high school band to the parade. And then tho announcer call- ed Ar'-kan-saw City. Arkansas City is-located on the Arkansas River, which is the Ar-kan'-zus until it flows through Oklahoma and into Arkansas, where it becomes the Ar'-kan-saw River. Some mall addressed here goes to Arkansas City, Ark., and those favoring change say this would end with the adop- tion of the name Ark City. And, supporters say, Ark City already is Oie commonly used nickname of this com- munity of residents. Officials said changing the name would not affect most legal documents. Those circulating the petit- Ions expect it to take 60 to 90 days to complete them. A Chamber of Commerce committee is sponsoring the circulation of petitions, but the chamber says it Is neutral on the matter. "We don't know how the majority of the people feel but we think it is time to find said S. C. Thompson, committee chairman. people, especially older residents, like the 99- year-old name. "Maybe I'm just old-fash- said an 80-year-old man, "but we've done all right with it for almost a century. Why, probably if it were changed, there would be some new group who thought the name Ark City had a religious connection and the name would be banned." to Andover on Saturday anc agents arrested two as they loaded two footlockers. allegedly containing 200 pounds of rnarijifana and is smoked or Abilene Man Dies in Crash Dale Weaver, 57, of 917 Ambler, was killed late Friday night in a car-truck collision about five miles south of.Com- fort, Tex, Driver of the car was Eugene Venteicher, listed by Associated Press as being from Abilene. Neither Venteicher nor the driver of the truck were injured. Funeral Is pending at Elliottt's Funeral Home. He was born Dec. at St. Elmo, 111. He was employed by the United Materials Co. The family moved to Abilene from Alice in 1966. Survivors include the wife of 'he home; two daughters, Mrs. Louis Wolff of Huntsville; Ala., and Mrs. Thomas Charo of lOlBVz Chestnut; his mother, Mrs. Clone Weaver of St. Elmo; a brother, Dean Weaver of St. Elmo; and four grandchildren. WEATHER ESSA WEATHER BUREAU U. I. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Pg. li-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (w-mlle ra- dius) Cloudy to cloudy Sunday with a hHjh In low Winds will !rom the west. TEMPERATURES Sal. p.m. High end low p.m.: <4 and 37. High tnd low lait yean a end 39. Sunset last night: p.m.; sunrise odsy: a.mj sunset toolght: -.m. Barometer reading T p.m.: 28.W, Humidity 9 p.m.: 57 per cent. Hoyokowa Delayed By UW-M Protest MILWAUKEE (AP) A speech by President S. I. Hay- akawa of San Francisco State College was delayed Saturday night at the University of Wis- consin-Milwaukee by about 250 chanting demonstrators who ilogged student union doorways. Protesters, most of the UWM students, chanted "Hayakawa has got to and carried pla- cards reading: "Free the Mil- waukee Three." Lawrence, Mass., authorities said. Hashish is a derivative 01 eaten. It takes about 265 pounds of marijuana to make one pounc of hasish. _ _ for 24-hourt tiding CHICAGO (AP) Judge Ju- lius J. Hoffman began sentenc- ing seven men for contempt Sat- urday while a jury deliberated tlieir fate on riot conspiracy charges stemming from the 1968 Democratic National Conven- tion. Screaming and scuffling erupted in U.S. District Court when Judge Hoffman cited Da- vid T. Dellinger, 54, for con- tempt. He sentenced Dellinger to 29 months and 16 days in pris- on. Judge Hoffman sentenced three other defendants to jail terms on contempt stemming from repeated outbursts during the trial. He said he would pass sen- tence on the others and their :wo lawyers when the proceed ings resume Sunday. Meanwhile, the jury was de liberating on the conspiracy charges. Marshals locked all doors dur ing the five-minute melee anc three persons, including Delltn ger's daughter, Natascha, 20 were arrested. The judge counted 32 separat specification of contemp against Dellinger in the live month old trial. The seven men were charged with conspiracy to cross state lines with intent lo incite a riot at the time of the convention in Chicago. The trial is the first test of the federal antiriot law which was a rider to the 19M Civil Rights Act. Rennard C. "Rennie" Davis, 29, was sentenced to 25 months and 5 days in prison on 23 counts of contempt. Thomas E. layden, 30, was sentenced to 14 months and 14 days on 11 counts, and Abbott "Abbie loffman, 31, was sentenced to sight months on 23 counts. After sentencing, each man was immediately removed from the courtroom by federal mar- ;hals and taken to jail. The outburst came when Del- linger was permitted by the Enrollment Policy Said Up to School udge to speak before sentenc- Delliiiger said, "You have ried to keep the truth out of :his trial. .You want us to be ike good Jews going to the gas chamber." His daughter applauded at hat point and marshals went lo remove her from the first .row of the spectator section. Scuf- fling began between defendants, spectators and marshals. Another Dellinger daughter, Michelle, 13, was caught in the melee. She cried loudly, "Oh my God, Oil my God, Oh my Delense lawyer William Kun slier sobbed at the lecturn, God almighty. My life has come to nothing at your hands, judge! My life has come to noth- ing. Do mine next. Put me in He fell against the railing a1 the judge's bench and marshals returned him to his seat. Anoth er group of marshals restrained Dellinger who was shouting "Leave my alone Don't hit my The judge screamed at the marshals, "Make them si down! Make (hem be Defendant Jerry C. Rubin raised an open palm and shout- ed, "Heil Hitler. He was joined by other defendants. Each defendant was allowed o speak before sentencing. Davis started to discuss inci dents surrounding Bobby G. ieale, a defendant earlier sev- tred from the trial. The judge said, "You remem- ber what he called "A racist, fascist Davis eplied. "Several the Judge aid. "Many Davis replied, 'But not enough." The judge ordered him to end Is speech and marshals pushed :im into his chair. Hayden spoke for nearly an .our explaining his version of he contempt citations. He end- d by saying, "The only thing I NEW YORK (AP) Robert Finch, Health Education and Welfare Secretary, said Satur- day that he was in favor of local decisinn-making on college open-enrollment plans. At a news conference before the annual Lincoln Day dinner of. the New York County Repub- lican Committee, Finch said he believed that it was not the fed- eral government's place to dic- tate whether a college or state should adopt an open enrollment or quota system for minority groups. "The federal government Is not going to play cop on Finch said. Vice-President Spiro T. Ag- new denounced the open enroll- ment plan on Friday. "He's entitled to his Finch said of Agnew's position, but added that he was not tak- ing issue with the vice-president over the open enrollment issue The former California Lt. Gov. also said that he favored a equal enforcement of school in- tegration plans in both the North and the South. He said "We have had a hypocritical at- titude for years about this." said Finch, "you would have" every child within walking distance of his school. he added, "this is just not the case." He said that 99 per cent of the districts in the country have some type of bus- ing. Finch said that HEW had not advocated forced busing but that in Charlotte, N.C. and Los Angeles, Calif., federal courts had ordered such busing. In Charlotte, a federal district court ordered, that aboiit pupils in the state's largest school system be bused lo achieve racial balance. A simi- lar order was handed down by federal court in California. survived In the chaos of the emergency room at San Joaquin, Calif., General Hospital a policeman askeki, "Who are the Scott Ha us- er, 18, holds up one finger to indicate he was alive while eight of his friends lay dead follow- ing a train minibus collision. For the story, turn to page 4-A. (AP Wirephoto) 'Rights' Meeting Refused in Roton vill miss by going to jail is. .1 vould like to have a child." He was led to (lie lockup with ears in his eyes. Abliie Hoffman said he could :ever have respect or dignity or the federal judicial system. 'I've been tried for what I he said. NEWS INDEX Abilene EvenH 1-B Amuiementt 11-14-C Altrotosr 4.8 Auih'n Notebook 6.A Berry'i World 72- A 12.A By SIMON BENFIELD Reporter-News Staff Writer ROTAN A request for a pecial school board meeting to held here within three days to iear grievances from the local Latin American community was turned down by officials when Latin representatives declined to say what the grievances were. The refusal by two board officials, President Clay Fowler and Supt. K. C. McCasland, however, included an invitation to attend next month's regular meeting. Presenting the request for the special meeting was Fernando Calderon of Abilene and Sister Gregoria, representing the Latin American Commission of Abilene. They were accom- panied by Luther Yanez and Caroline Rodriguez of Rotan. The whole meeting turned around the question of when lo present the grievances. On the one hand were the two board officials who wanted to know what the grievances were about before they decided who Buiinesi 3.5 ClaisiFieiJi 7-12-D Croiiroodi Report 1-B Opisword 6-B Editorial! fi.rj Form S.D Hospital Patients 3-A Jumble Letter ta Servicemen 3-B Marketi 4-5. B Obituarlet 2-A O'1 13-A Recordings 12-C SffotJ j.g To Your Good Health 3-B TV ToV (Pulleut ef Sect. B) While the actual grievances were not discussed, the request for a meeting grew out of an incident last week during which a Latin-American girl was allegedly paddled by the school principal. What happens next was unclear by the end of Saturday night's meeting. One member of the Abilene delegation merely said, "Other steps will be taken." ther or not meeting. to call a special Calderon, on the other hand, said, "I don't think it Is fair to ask us to present the grievances prior to a and he likened it to a lawyer trying to find out what the opposition's strategy was going lo be. Repeating the request for a special meeting, Sister Gregoria said that it was too long lo wait until (he regular meeting and that the ;cnt. situation was loo N. Viet Troops Ambush Palrol SAIGON (AP) North Viet- namese troops ambushed an American armored patrol near the Cambodian border, killing seven U.S. soldiers and destroy- ing two tanks, the U.S. Com- mand said Sunday. Thirty Americans were reported wound- ed. The embattled Americans, soldiers of the First Air Cavalry Division, called in artillery and helicopter gunships and the command spokesman said 31 enemy were slain in the Satur- day afternoon fight 02 miles northwest of Saigon. Battle reports said the caval- rymen lost one Sherman medi- um tank and a Sheridan light tank to enemy fire. Another Sherman was damaged. South of Saigon, in the central Mekong Delta, government troops have driven Viet Cong forces from populated centers in four days of stiff fighting, field reporls said. Nixon Announces Ban on Use of Toxins KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) President Nixon announced Saturday that the United States Is .banning military production and use of deadly toxins as he already has done for other germ warfare .weapons. Include snake venom, food poisons and tetanus. "I a top-level adminis- tration spokesman "we are. demonstrating by this that we are serious about controlling the arms race; that we are pre- pared to take for peace Ud that we an willing to fore- go some seemingly unilateral benefits." While there is no direct rela- tionship between the announce- ment and U.S.-Russian talks on limitation of strategic arms, the spokesman said that: "It is a testimony to the spirit with which we approach these negotiations." Toxins are consigned chemi- cals but fall somewhere be- tween chemical and biological weapons. The expert, who permitted quotation bat not use ol his name, said UM prob- lent of toxins "fell between the cracks" and it was a s'Jp up that it was not covered in a Nix- on policy pronouncement last Nov. 25. This declaration banned "the use of any form of deadly bio- logical weapons that either kill or Incapacitate" and said this country never will be the first to employ them for such purposes. But Nixon's statement re- wired the right to retaliate in kind If another nation used them first, against the United States. Thus plants at Pine BluH, Ark., and Ft. Dttrick, ML, which produce either chemical or bilogical weapons or both, will not be closed down, the ad- ministration official said, but may be converted to production for retaliatory or immunization purposes and nonsecret re- search and development. Asked whether the United States la retaining the right to use tear gas at home and abroad, the official replied; "For the time being, yes." He put which destroy same catego- ry as tear gas. To extent tht admlnis- tralion Is keeping Its fingers crossed on Saturday's action. The word was that it is not easy to get an adequate picture of what Russia and Communist China are doing in the toxin field. "To the best of our informa- Uie administration au- thority said, "only the Soviet Union has some sort of program and we don't believe it is of very large scope. Also we would have chemical and nuclear weapons we could use. We are not limited to using toxins to combat toxins, We don't believe any country has a major toxin program." At present, he said, the United Slates turns out some toxins as anti- snake bite products. Only small amounts have been produced for military retaliation, he said, "and we haven't used ihem." Toxins are dead byproducts of germs. Since they are not liv- ing, they are not contagious but some are extremely poisonous. The announcement of the U.S. ban on "offensive preparations for and the use of toxins as a method of warfare" was cou- i. pled in a formal statement with assurances that; "These decisions have been taken with full confidence that they are in accord with tho over-all security requirements of the United Stales.. .The Unit- ed States hopes that other na- tions will follow our example with respect to both biological and toxin weapons. "The renunciation of toxin weapons Is another significant step, which we are willing lo take unilaterally, to bring about nrms control And to Increase (be prospects of peace." ;