Abilene Reporter News, February 21, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

February 21, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 21, 1970, Abilene, Texas Mill! 1111 ,3 OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT S9TH YEAR, NO. 248 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 21, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Aitociated Prtttljf) Big Country Banqueting Anson's top citizens Honored Friday at the annual banquet of the Anson Chamber of.Comrherce were Bill Lepard and Mrs. Joy Culwell (holding The two were named outstanding woman and male citizen. Presenting the awards, were last year's winners, Mrs. A. J. Smith Jr. and M. E. Carothers, the organiza- tion's new vice president. See story Page'i-C. (Staff Photo by Jim Conley) Added Albany attraction Guests at the Albany Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Friday night en- joyed a sample of the "Fort Griffin Fandangle" which will be presented in June. See story on Page 1-C. (Staff Photo bv Loretta Fulton! Recognized in Haskell ACC Inaugurates President Today N. Viets Overrun Laos Plain of Jars Historian, educator, preacher, ity councilman, professor, atiriot, bank director. .all are rords to describe Dr. John C. levens. But Saturday lie will be onored as the eighth president n the 63-year history of Abilene hrislian College. A native of Richland, Tex., nd member of the ACC faculty n3 administration since 1948, Dr. Slovens will be officially Inaugurated during ceremonies in Moody Coliseum-Auditorium on the ACC campus. Inaugural ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. Salnrday is also "John C. Stevens Day" in Abilene, according to last week's proclamation by the city's mayor, J. C. Hunter, Jr. The other five Abilene Cily Coun- cilnicn also have passed a resolution praising the ACC chief executive for his "loyalty, sincerity, hard work and devotion to Hie welfare of Abilene and its citizens." Registration of delegates for the day's activities will begin at 8 a.m. The ceremonies follow at 10 a.m. A luncheon at 1 p.m. and reception at p.m. will also honor Dr. Stevens, Featured speaker during the 10 a.m. ceremonies will be Dr. Bevington A. Reed, Texas commissioner of higher educa- tion. A native of Easlland County, Dr. Reed has served as a public school principal and college dean and holds a PhD from Texas Tech in Lubbock. VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) Tanks and about North 'ietnamese Army troopsseized Xieng Khouang airstrip early .alurday and by mid-day con rolled virtually all ot the slrate- ic Plain of Jars, official ources said. They said the lanks led the at- ack, ripping gap in Ihe de- enses for assault units of two regiments committed to the bat- mand post. Sources in Vientiane aid the strikes were made and be dump and command post lestroyed. Sources In Saigon said scores of American and Laotian aji: 'orce fighter bombers launched heavy strikes over the plain in efforts to sloW the advancing Vortk Vietnamese. U.S. officials in Vientiane said no Americans were Involved in the ground fighting. The attackers' thrust carried hem to Ban Thang, a landing zone eight miles southwest of Xieng Khouang, where most of he airstrip's defenders had regrouped, sources said. They added that the govern- ment troops, mainly Meo tribes- nen, were continuing to with- draw toward the hills to the wet. It was reported they prob- ably were preparing to pull near Meo Gen. Vang Pao's secret mountain headquarters at Long Cheng, 30 miles South- west of the Plain of Jar. "It appears to be as orderly a withdrawal as possible...it's no one source said, "but :here's no doubt about it, the plain has gone." There was no Immediate re- ftort on casualties. Sources here feared the government losses would be heavy because of the size and ferocity of the North Vietnamese attack. One goal of the North Viet- namese campaign is believed to be protection of the Ho Chi Minn network of infiltration routes through eastern Laos along which the Hanoi govern- ment sends troops into South Vietnam. Had the government troop held control of the plain and then moved farther east, they would have jeopardized the trail North Vietnamcsc-i'alhet Lao forces had been driven back in three previous efforts to captur Barton, dean of the graduate school and director of he instilute for research at the ollege. Following Dr. Barton in the irocession will come several 'roups, each with its own marshal. More than 200 dele- rates from colleges and univer- ities in the United States and everal other countries will ollow their marshal, Ken Rasco, ACC registrar. B'irst delegate will be Dr. Earle McMi1 ACC associate professor ol o. who holds a hi) from S.. Andrews Univer- sity in Scotland, founded in 1411. ACC officials reported iriore lian 50 college presidents, deans and vice presidents will attend he ceremonies representing Iheir schools. Dr. Paul C. Wilt, ACC pro- fessor emeritus of chemistry and former president of the American Academy of Baste Ttirn to ACC, Pg. 2-A Chicago 5 Defendants Get Fine, Maximum Jail Term (JIIICAGO (AP) Five men convicted of Inciting riots dur- ing the 1963 Democratic Nation- al Convention were sentenced Friday to five years in prison, fined and ordered to pay Ihe costs of the prosecution. Judge Julius J. Hoffman of U.S. District Court ordered that their sentences run concurrently with contempt sentences he lev- ied on the defendants over (he weekend. The prison sentences were the maximum the judge could have set according to the 1968 federal antiriot law under which the men were tried. He could have fined them as much as Richard G. Schultz, an assist- ant U.S. district attorney, said Wefare Will Get School Money AUSTIN (AP) Gov. Pres- :on Smith came up Friday with a stopgap solution to a welfare crisis that threatened to make needy Texans even poor- er and to put some nursing homes out of business. He shifted million from appropriations for new medical schools into the state welfare fund. This will be enough to avoid- temporarily, at in medical assistance and Aid to Families with Dependent Chll dren lhai the state Public Wel- fare Board ordered for April 1. But it "probably won't" be enough to keep welfare spend ing at current levels through the end of the fiscal year, Aug. 31, said Deputy Welfare Com- missioner Herb Wilson. "Addilional transfers will be necessary in the future. The amounts and sources will be determined by the success and courses of Smith said in a statement. The governor said lie would not calla special legislative ses- io meet Ihe welfare crisis, and "There will be no reductions in the payments to welfare recipl enls." Judge Hoffmon to undergo bar scrutiny, rg. 8-A after the sentencing that the cost of prosecuting the five- month trial would be more than The biggest cost of the prose- cution was the price of court transcripts which Schultz esti- mated at to Wit- ness costs could run as high as The defendants cannot assessed for the cost of Ihe iury. Jurors' fees and expenses amounted to more lhan There were no incidents or outbursls in Ihe courtroom dur- ing Ihe sentencing of David T. Dellinger, 54; Abbott II. Hoff- man, 31; Thomas E. llayden, 31; Rennard C. Davis, 29; and Jerry C. Rubin, 31. The defendants' families and friends were excluded from the courtroom and Ihe enlire 23rd floor of the Federal Building. Defense lawyer William M. B'wood Jury Finds Bourbon Guilty BROWN WOOD Rae Bour- bon, charged In the slaying oi A. D. Blount, was found guilty of murder with malice late Friday night by a Brownwood jury that deliberated for more than four hours. The jury is scheduled to recon- vene in the morning to set sen- tencing. Bourbon, 76, Is accused of kil- ling Blount, who was shot to death in a money dispute involv- ing Ihe boarding of Bourbon's pets. unsller objected to the tjuic cntencing but Judge Hoffma aid that has been his policy fo years. 'I think it is wrong legal] nd Kunsller said. "To say I am morall the judge said, "ca nly add lo your present trou les." City Secretary Dies in Hospital Tot Found Alive New officers were announced and special recognition given at the annual Haskell Chamber of Commerce banquet Friday night. They arc, from left, Boh Philpot, incoming president; Virgil Sanamaker, "Outstanding Mrs. Luther Burkett, special honorec for her work with the Chamber; and Joe outgoing Chamber president. See- story oh Page 1-C. (Staff Photo by Dub Mason) OZARK, Ala. (AP) A miss- ing four-month-old girl who must have medication for epi- lepsy three times a day to live, was found alive and apparently well Friday night more lhan a day after her mother reported her mjssing. Ozark police said Shawn Mc- Leroy was found in a wooded area near Alabama 105 just in- side the city limits shortly after a note was found in her parents' mailbox pinpointing the loca- tion. The typewritten note said, "Your baby Is on Skipperville Road outside the city." She was transferred to the Ft. lucker hospital lo be examined by her regular physician. Hundreds of law officers and who participated in he search had about given up hope when the note was re- ceived. Officers said it appeared lhat :he child had not been in the woods for long. Her mother said she entered a too4 store Thursday morning and the baby was gone when she relumed to the car-four minutes later. The child's great-grandmoth er, Mrs. James E. Porterfield, police, who rushed found the baby. The child w.is taken to Dale County Hospital where doctors said she was In good condition, 4 The parents look the note to of Athens, Ga., said there Frl out and day night lhat finding the child was "a load lifted off. It's a load God's lifted off." Asked 11 had ever given up hope, she said, "Maybe along about 6 or 7 o'clock to night aflcr it had been so long and the baby being sick thought they might find it but I didn't think'they'd find it alive.1, Earlier, two helicopters frou f. liucker made low-leve flights over this area of south east Alabama as Ihe grounc search progressed. .Officers estimated they qucs Honed more than 400 person Thursday and Friday, in addi lion to making house-to-hous. checks in a vain hope of findin, a witness to the kidnaping. FBI agents also were an active part In the Investiga tion. The father, Dennis Mclxsro 20, a warrant officer candidat at Ft. Rucker, again pleaded o radio and television for the re turn of his only child. WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE E5SA WEATHER BUREAU (Weirhtr Mtp, ft. 13C) ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mlli dlus) Mostly cloudy wUh chance of l rafp w "now Saturday and Saturdty nig hi. Cloudy )o parity Cloudy Sunday no. changes. High Saturday mld-SOs. Low SlturdaV night mid-303. HVflh Sunday In probability of meaiurable prtclpltillon. Frl. t.m. Frl. pjn. M Si 37 U. M ..........1.. 34 f.K il 36............. 54 37 37 44 37 8-.00 een a member since coming to ibileno. Survivors are four sisters; Irs. J. F. Powell of Paducah, )r. Gladys Hudson of Glendale, Calif., Mrs. E. E. Shelhamer of 'ampa and Mrs. Henry Lelv ot Los Angeles, Calif.; several ieces and nephews; and her friend, Mrs. Miriam Buckley, with whom she had made her home for the past 30 ears. positions in held executive almost every irofessional organization her joli cached on, including high posl.< n Ihe Texas Municipal League She'd been president of the Association of City Clerk and Secretaries of Texas and had one of four vice president of Ihe Municipal Finance Officers Association. She had been In Who's Who o American Women. At one time she was alsf chairman of the City of Abllen Employes Advisory Board, NEWS INDEX Amutemcnti 9A Ajtrofojy Church Cliitlfkd f-lJC Comlet............. 4 JC Morketi ............7, iC OH 4-7A TV Lot TV Ntwi i ;