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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 1970, Abilene, Texas                               ________________________ "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAH, NO. 262 PHONE 673-4271 ABIUiNE. TEXAS. 79604. SMTOMY HOHN1NC. MA1ICH 7, 1970-THmTV-TWO PACES IN TWO SECTIONS-----me DMLV-20C ASTRONOMERS WARN ABOUT WATCHING Clouds Might Spoil Eclipse for Abilenians One of nature's phenomcna- an eclipse of (he sun may he spoiled for nig Country viewers Saturday because nt another of nature's mysteries Hie we a I her. Ttie weatherman said Friday the skies should start clearing off Saturday morning and ivill be partly cloudy in the af- ternoon. He said them is a 50-50 chance the sky will be cloudv al noon when the eclipse reaches K maximum. If the clouds block Saturday's eclipse, it will be a long wait to sec another one. A total solar eclipse will not occur in any part of the con- tinental United Slates again for 54 years. Saturday, Abilenians will see a 75 per cent eclipse beginning about a.m. and lasting un- til about p.m. A member of tlin Abilene Astronomical Society, Willis Cox, advis'.vl viewers to begin watching about a.m. The maximum eclipse should occur about However, Owen Clark, a member of the Abilene Astronomical Society said, "You will never know when (he maximum eclipse occurs. After it lias come to (lie maximum and (lien gone, you will know it has passed." But he added that since Abilene will not experience a total eclipse, it will be im- possible to tell Die maximum eclipse has bean reached. Mrs. Carlton Hodges, another member of the Astronomical Society, said no particular place in the Abilene area will nec- essarily be better for viewing the eclipse than any other. She said any place in Abilene or for several miles around would be just as advantageous as another. The Taxas Society for the Pre- vention of Blindness warns that direct viewing of an eclipse can be very dangerous, Richard K. White, president of the slate astronomical society, said, "There, is no safe way to view the eclipse directly." A safe, indirect method of viewing the cclip.se, recom- mended by the socioty, is a simple projection device that anyone can make. Two pieces of while cardboard are all t M's needed: a pinliole or pencil hole in the top cardboard serves to project and focus the image of Lost going to grandma's train by a sister and were going to grandma's. Police said the wide eyed waifs had no tickets and no mon- Fotir small youngsters, from left, Jose, 10; Cladis, 11; Dennis, 6; and Anyelo Colon, 9, cat hamburgers at a Greenwich, Conn., police sta- ey. The children have been temporarily lodged in two lion Friday. The children, who were taken off private homes through the city's Department of Social a New York bound New Haven train Thurs- services but not until after "getting filled up on liam- flay night, struggled in pidgin English and burgers and soft drinks. (AP Wircphoto) could only say they had been put aboard the Up to 3 Inches of Rain Showers on Big Country It was water, walcr involving (wo cars lieartinglinch, 1.90-inch where in the Big Country with a.cast on W. 80. Three persons'respectively, 3-inch drenching as the injured and taken lo Hen-J Area fanners mark in Weinert Friday night, (drick Hospital by a North's am- For Abilene and vicinity therebulance. and 1.89-inch is "noah" need to build an arki Injured were Kaye Itodson, 23, because Ihe weatherman is pre- of Reading, a passenger in a dieting a "good weekend" with'car driven by Donnie .loe Archie only a 10 cenl chance ofjof Hie same address; Kaye Allen rain. Brown, 35. 3272 Ambler The total for the year inidriver of the second car. and Abilene has reached 2.fl.'i Brown, 42, of the same being showered with inch in (address. the last 24 hours ending at 9; Two places in the Big e p.m. Fnday. I received more man two-inches In Abilene police were kept of rain doing Ihe pre-woekend busy all day investigating 20'deluge. Knox City, 2.94-inch, and minor automobile wrecks andiMiimlay, 2.61-inch. two major smasli-ups. j Fifteen places in the 17-county and ranchers considered Ihe rain "a very beneficial thing at this time of according to Abilene farmer Bill Vinson. Colorado City farmer Warren Anderson was glad lo see rain because "this lime of the year it's good to have moisture in lhe soil before planting. Our soil out here has a clay base that NEWS INDEX Amusements.......... 13A Asfralagy 9B Bridge 2B Church Newi.......... 7A Classified 1 I-16B Comics 6, 7B Edilbriall 1 OB Form ISA Markets 8, 9B Obiruaries.......... 2A Oii 12, 13A Sports 9-11A TV Log ...............2B TV Scour 2B Women's News......4, SB Farmer C. M. Bennett of Anson said, "This is a fine rain. It's very valuable for wheat and good for early grass season for The "fcnder-henriers" started area caught more than an inch the stotk; Sive "s a early with a hit-and-run type accident involving two cars. This was at a.m. One of the last was at Hiring the same period, wilh llaskell. Old Glory and Aspcr- mont coming the closest lo two- inches wilh watermarks of 1.91- WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport Total for Year Normal for Year ASPERMONT BAIRD JULUNGKR BIG SPRING BLACKWEU, BRECKENRIDGE BUFFALO GAP CLYDE COLORADO CITY COMANCliE DE LEON DUBLIN GOREF, GORMAN Frl.iHASKEI-L .70 HAWLEY HERMLEIGH 3.01 KNOX CITY LB1 .flit 1.70 2.B4 1.B9 LAWN .....................82 .50 l.M 1.03 1.00 1.70 .44 1.04 1.20 .85 TR. 1.30 1.30 MORAN MONDAY season also." Hoy Manahon, who Gift Helps Raise Rehab Fund Tlie West Texas Rehabilitation Center emergency fund Friday received more financial support 'and officials got some inspira- from ine Nixon's Laos Talk Doesn't Still Critics WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon's defense of Ihe U.S. in Laos failed Friday to still Senate critics but there was ionic applause for his effort lo. Other stories on the Laos situation, 1'g. 15-U ccrned over Nixon's statement Soviet and British aid initial air support is being sup- stabilizing the country. At about the time Nixon was plied at the request of (lie Lao- tian government. releasing his statement 'in Floii- "Our illcreasillB involvement :la, a senior Republican V'clnam ?larled Jusl the eclipse on the second card- board. "The public must be made aware that so called protective devices, such as sunglasses, smoked glass or film negatives, do not protect the eyes from infra red White said. Bob Fields, president of (he Abilene society, agreed with White's warning and his state- ment that "Although any eclipse poses an eye hazard, the danger of the March 7 eclipse is mul- tiplied simply because of its availability." It is believed Ihe path this eclipse will take makes it "available" lo more people than any other in history, the dark spotlight of the moon's shadow will touch Flori- da at p.m., EST, (lien race up miles per hour up through Georgia and the Caroli- nas and then dart out to sea at Norfolk, Va. It will cross over U.S. land again at Nanlucket, Mass, The beginning of this path of 'totality, about 85 miles wide, is i in the Pacific Ocean, and it will cross over Mexico where hun- dreds of scientists are stationed Ihe Senate 'the U.S. combati jn and around Oaxaca to make participation in the civil war in scores of scientific observations. Laos, not by the usual military! Scientists and the public jilike elements but by civilians en-ikePl wak'h on Bather re- gaged in air bombing and dear visibility combat on the ground m lhe Palh of totality In one sense, his speech paral- leled Nixon's appeal for Soviet! urging and British efforts. Cooper immediate kilul of air Javits called for a reconvening of the lautorilics hoped most people had been forewarned about the dnuval of all American civilian and military personnel "en- gaged in air strikes or any other combat activity" in what he called a civil war. Sen. .lohn Sherman Cooper of Kentucky drafted bis speech prior to release of the word presidential report but he told newsmen "It doesn't change my view" that the Unit- ed Stales should disengage swiftly. Cooper added Nixon was fac- tual and truthful but "I don't know if it will help much." Sen. J. W. Fulbrighl, chairman of the Senate Cooper, who lias been saying for months that U.S. involve- ment in Laos threatens to cre- ate another Vietnam, decried in Ceneva Conf onaos "to seek a political setllement for the entire area" before the Lao- tian situation deteriorates fur-j I her. I jeye damage from looking at the [eclipse without potent filters. A Friday report from the U.S. Turn to KCUPSE, I'g. 3-A Manson Flunks 'Bar Judge Appoints Attorney I.OS ANGELES (AP'i _ A judge revoked Friday the per- mission )ie had givcn'lo Charles Manson lo act as Iiis own at- Foreign Relations Committee, tonicy at Iiis trial on charges said Nixon didn't disclose much that lie and members of his no- thai was new and "it's the "family" killed actress lions we're interested in." J.Sharon Tale and -six others. i. e wo ranches near Abilene, cjlurcn inn rain onnH Ihino fnr T-im.li. ..T. the rain a good thing for ranch- ers too. He said, "It'll do all the good in the world. It will stop The lotal emergency film! rose lo with a gift (from a Swectwater donor and a wirier feeding and slarl gifl fron, lhe Fil-sl National grass growing so it should save us a 21) or 30 day feed bill." A lornado watch went up Fri- day nighl for vast areas of South Bank in Bronte and the South West Optimist Club of Abilene. The First Baptist. Church of Merkel sent a check for and "I don'l Ihink il goes all the way. It doesn't undertake to tell lie added. Another pcrsistant critic of U.S. involvement, Sen. GeorgeS, McGovcrn, D-S. D., said simi- larly "there arc a number of tilings that are glossed over." McGovern said specifically: "We have several hundred ground personnel in Laos coop- erating wilh the Laolian army" in direct violation of Ihe Geneva Accords on the neutrality of Laos. He added: "Our military planners and our national security people have come to the conclusion thai (hey have a divine right to deceive the American people." Central and Southeast Texas as a letter expressing Ihe .spirit in hail and heavy thunderstorms which the gift was made. raked southern regions of Hie "It is our conviction that ''your' Center is, in reality, 'our' Center, and that there is Official observers placed 54 NOODI K qn Texas counties under the watch ministry than mjUUl.l, ................VV ___ IU., ,vnl.l, ic OLD I PAINT ROCK PUTNAM HOTAN RULE SKYMOUR STANTON SYLVESTER TUSCOLA WEINBRT WKSTBROOK .70 .40 1.20 1.20 2.70 1.75 .80 1 ..'ID 3.00 .85 2 a.m. Saturday. The Weather Bureau said the greatest threat of twisters and thunderstorms was in an area from 70 miles northwest of Brownsville in (he Lower Rio Grando Valley to College Sta- tion. Severe tliundershowers after doing. .11 is our joy lo have a pending further examination of part in Ihe Center's ministry length presidential position dusk pelted an area between hislory of his time in office for San Antonio and Laredo. Ihe work which Ihe Center is Son. George .D. Aiken of Ver- "I'm satisfied that if you went lo trial before a jury on charges as complex as Ihese it would be a fundamental denial of due said lhe trial judge, William B. Keene. "Yon are incapable of acting as your own Ihe judge said. Kcone named Attorney Charles Hollopcler to represent MaiiKon, who along with five others is charged with murder and conspiracy in the killings. Trial for all but one is set for March 30. Tlie ruling came at a hearing on a 17-page motion Manson them in contempt and sentenced submitted Wednesday. It asked among other things that two deputy district altorncys be moJit, .s-cmor llcpublican on (lie! jailed so (hey would have the I'orcign Relations restrictions in preparing endorsed the effort to enlisl So-! viel-Brilish cooperation in an al- tenipt to stabilize Laos and said Nixon "is pulling Russia on the spot." Sonic senators who have con- tributed lo a rising chorus of criticism withheld comment this the letter said. The Easier reported received gifts Friday. Appeal Homer Scott, Seal of Easter Sea) Chairman, said this was one of the best Easter Seal receipts in any day in the lhe last ten years. paper. One of the critics, Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Mon- tana, did say he is glad Nixon has called for British and Soviet cooperation in effnrls to stabi the Laotian situation. And Sen. Jacob K. .Javils, R N.Y. said he and others are i.wv Siberia Vacation: For Snobs Only SKATTLK (AP) Mysterious Siberia, unlil now best known abroad as the pl.ice of banish- ment for Russia'.? political drop- outs, is being opened up to sum- mer vacation flights by Ameri- can tourists. The aerial service by Alaskan Airlines between Anchorage and Khabarovsk re- ceived final apprnval of the So- viet Union Thursday. At Khabarovsk the tourisls will be taken over by the Soviet slate airline Aeroflnt for trips lo places such as Bralsk, which claims the world's biggest hy- droelectric plant, and Lake Bai- kal, Hie world's deepest fresh wilier lake. Transportation Consultants International, a tiavftl organiza- tion, has hooked 10 flights for a lotal of persons, beginning June G and ending Sept. 27. Their trips will last 8 to 15 days, and those on the ones will go on from Siberia lo Samarkand, Tashkent, Kiev and Moscow. Robert Gicrsdorf, vice presi- dent of Seattle-based Alaskan Airlines, said anybody else who wants tn go lo Siberia can book a seat in the usual way. "I think there will be some snob he. declared. The airline has designed stew- ardess costumes for tire row service based on the garb worn by the cossacks of Czarist days. One outfit consists of a rod minitunic with mandarin collar, black sash and nuillicolorwl lirairi. For oulside wear, the girls will slip into red maxi- coats, black fur hat and black, calf-hugger boots. The airplane menu on the long flight will feature such Rus- sian-orienled delicacies as borsch, caviar, crab legs, slur- geon and chicken Kiev. Gicrsdorf said he hoped the Imirisl flights would lead lo reg- ular commercial service be- tween (he western United Slates and the Soviet Union. The only present American air service lo the Soviet Union is flown by Pan American, be- tween New York and Moscow. for trial as he had, that he be al- lowed lo travel (o interview wit- nesses, and that the court ad- dress him as "Charlie." Keene called lhe requests out- landish and said the document prompted htm lo review lhe en- lire case. He questioned Man- son's ability lo read and write and him an in-courl read- ing lest, making him read aloud sections of lhe motion. After the judge's action, four of Manson's followers rose from the visitors' section of court and one cried, "There is no juslice in your court. You arc a mock- said as he was led mil. his compusure for the first time during a series of court exclaimed; "You can kill me, hut you can't give me an attor- 'Tin satisfied that you're se- rious in submitting these mo- Keene said as Manson finished his halting reading. Manson has acknowledged that, with only a fifth grade educa- tion, he is slow at reading and writing. Keene noted thai Manson's inolions have been submitted on legal stationary and said: "Whal you've turned into is some soil of an errand boy, tak- ing in motions prepared for you by various people, f don't know who they are You go into court with a document prepared by someone el.se and ilien you can't pursue the subject by any menus of logical argument." The judge, who voiced grave .reservations when he allowed his seat and lold the judge, In take over his de- Tncy'ro fonse, said he had consulted Iwo dirty.' Ihe judge ordered who had presided removed by the bailiff. "There's1, no love in your Mansnn! Turn to MANSON, Pg. 3-A CHARLES lias reluctant client them to five days in jail. Manson rose red-faced from Guatemala Gang Abducts Attache cry." The judge ruled three of WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU [Wealner Mip, Pg. 15-A) ABILENE AND VICIMTY radius) Partly clearing anrt lime "ncr Saturday. Clear to partly cloudy relay nigh: and Sunday. Coaler rrtay niqM, warmer Sunday. High rdiiy near 50. Low Saturday nighl 40. Hiqf> Sunday, 55-60. winds north- erly 10-15 m.p.h. becoming light and Able Saturday nighl And Sunday. -EMPERATURES can military officers, Col. John Daniel Webber and Capl. Ernest ain in a simi- ?unuien Irapped and kidnaped he labor attache of the U.S. Kmbassy, Sean SL Holly, as he was driving to the embassy Fri- I day. Police reports Holly W1 Authorities speculated Holly of New York City, was 'inlcr-jwiis hcld hostage to be ex- cepled in the southern part of political prisoners. lie capital and forced into one I-as' September, Communist of the cars Hie gunmen had in liio de Janeiro kid- Fri. p.m. i2 53 Frl. a.m. 55 ii........... SA Si a........... 55 SI 55 53 ___....... it a Minn and In1 SuMft IflO nighl: today simsfl tonicjMr reading al 9 p.ni.i Humility 9 p.m. 89 per cenl, 3-.00 7-00 for ending 9 dale lail year: 51 GUATEMALA Six'blocks from where Iwo Ameri- o block the street. A week ago, Foreign Minister Mlrcrlo Fuenles Mohr, 42, was ibducted by gunmen and rc- eascd Saturday nighl in ex-, change for a leftist student lead- er who was freed and flown to Mexico for political asylum. A U.S. ambassador to Guate- naln, .John Gordon Afei.i, was slain in August IMS by machine ;imncrs who ambushed the am- wssartor's car and shot down he 54-year-old career diplomat as he tried lo flee. That midaft- ernoon ambush occurred a few ambassador to Elbrick. naped the Brazil, Charles They laler released him un- harmed after the government freed 15 prisoners and permit- led them lo go lo Mexico. Holly, who is married, had been in Guatemala since July He was graduated from Fcrdham University and served four years in the U.S. Air Force before joining the diplomatic viously in 1957. worked had pre- Panama, Mexico, lhe Netherlands and In- dia.   

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