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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 9, 1970, Abilene, Texas WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE.TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT BOTH YEAH, NO. 264 PHONE C73-4271 ABILENE', TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 0, 1'AtiES IN TWO SECTIONS I'ren DAILY- -20c SUNDAY Pathet Lao Offer Laos Peace Plan End Urged for U.S. Intervention BY EI.1.IE RWKICil mill IIK'ITY CII1SSOM Is He Srtll Legal Voter? Q. If there are errors on your voter registration icrlificuli'. Is It considered valid? Thorp is one Blaring orrnr on my linslianrl's. llri'iiusc of (lie uproar OUT Ihc cerlifii-alloii In tlic Norlli 1'ark Preclncl involving petition signing, I'm atrald my husband's Isn't valid. A. Tlial depends nn what kind nf errors llicy arc. If tlio name, address, and precinct number are corrccl it is perfectly legal, says an official .it tile Tax Office. If any of this hrformaliim is incorrect, lake the certificate to the tax office and an official ilicre will correct II. Any other mistakes can lie Icfl until next year'and changed on Hie voter registration slip. Action Line liad the tax office check your voter certificates and bath yours and your husband's are okay. Q. My hiisliand claims thai many ago when his uncle Karl (Millar managed Hie Woolen lintel, Lawrence H'elk and Ids band came through Abilene, they were broke and had to play every at (he liolrl ball ronin free for llu'lr room and hoard. I think my husband Is [Hilling my leg. A. Action Line sent your letter to Lawrence Welk and liere is liis reply: yntir husband isn't pulling your leg! N7ol only is he tolling Ihc truth but 1 might mention thai if Mr. Guitar hadn't given me a job for room and board at Ihc Hilton Hotel, it is very likely Dial I wouldn't be in tin; music business today. WE were really desperate and ready to give up when lie came lo aid. His kindness went a Ions; way. Xot did lie give 1110 the job bill lie was a big help in leaching me many things about show business. I will always be grateful to him arid by the way, have liad (lie pleasure (if .seeing him from lime lo lime (luring the past few years." Q. I have some slock Ihal dates buck lo Hie early tlilrlics. According lo Hie documents, there must have been a inorgor of three, companies Involved, llcccntly, I read where there Is a lot of .stuck finin Hint (late tlial has hern taken ovor by various companies and still has i aim-.'Where can 1 lind nut where my shares went? A. The stock certilicale shows the stale in which Hie company was incorporated or chartered. Write lo that stale's Secretary of State at Hie slate capital and ask the present status of the. company. However, most slock brokerage firms will check Hie value of the slock for you free of charge. Hal Ihc brokers tlial We talked lo requested that you please throw away the slock or mark it if you find out that it's of no value. Some of these worthless pieces of paper arc down from one gcncralion lo another and each one has the stock checked. Address qucslinns lo Action Line, Box 30, Abilene. Texas. 79601, Names will not he used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Ily GKOIU1E ESPKIl Associated Press Writer VIENTIANE, Laos (AI') The Palhcl Lao pul forward a peace program for Laos loday calling for an end to U.S. iulor- vGiilin, withdrawal of the Hoy- ill Laotian government's forces from all areas "illegally occu- resettlement of persons forcibly removed from Ihcir homes, and payment of compen- sation to them. The proposal also called for a cease-fire, an all-party political conference lo cslablish a provi- sional coalition government, and eventual election ot a na- tional assembly. The Uoyal Laotian govern- ment anommcod it would ex- change diplomatic messages with the Communist leadership on the An aide lo I lie Laotian pre- mier, Prince Souvannn Phou- ma, said Ihc government had received a message from Prince Snuphanouvoag, S o 11 v a n 11 a I'houma's half brother and the leader of Ihe Palhcl Lao. The message said S o u v a n u a- Souphanouvnng wanted to send a more detailed message which Turf For Stadium To Be Eyed Among the items on the agenda for Ihe regular meeting of the Abilene Board ol education Monday al p.m. will be a discussion concerning Astro-turf for P. E. Sholwcll stadium. A group of interested people will before the board to discuss the subject. Also on (he agenda is a request lo address the hoard by Rev. Joe Salas of the Mexican- American Commission. A report of the textbook committee will In1 given and a personnel director will elected. Prior lo Ihe meeting, the board will hold the second in a scries of budget workshops. officials in Vientiane believe will outline Ihc new peace pro- posal. .Soiivanna sent a reply immediately lo the Pathel l.ao mission in Vientiane saying, "We will be glad lo receive the message." Smivcimia's aide .said he would have no immediate statement on Ihc new proposal as outlined by the Palhcl Lao in Hanoi. arc studying Hie slate- menl very the aide said. "We may make some statement later." Tlic proposal included for (lie first lime a standstill cease-Hie and it was described by a U.S. diplomatic source Intlay as a "very interesting" plan. "We're all for the Lios set- tling problems among them- the source .said. The statement oiillining Ihe proposals was made in Hanoi by Phau Phimphachan, a member of Ibo Pathel Lao Central Com- millce and director of its infor- mation bureau. As received here, the proposal called for: 1. A standfast cease-fire. 2. A "consultative political conference composed of repre- sentatives of ail L.io political parlies" and establishment of a provisional coalition govern- ment. Such a coalition govern- ment was established aflcr Ihe Geneva conference in 1M2, but the Pathel Lao has boycotted "it for years. 3. A demilitarized zone where Ihc political conference and the coalition government would function. A pledge by cad! party lo refrain from reprisals against those who have collaborated with another parly. Radio Hanoi, in nn English- language broadcasl heard in Hong Kong, gave a somewhat diffcrcnl version of lhc propos- als, including a demand for n halt lo all U.S. "intervention and aggression" in This oulline of the proposal said after Ihc all-parly consulta- tive political elections should be held to choose a national assem- bly and establish a "democratic government of national union." IMIOOK by a hidden cnmcr.i at Branch of lhc Bank of, Michael Karnos wasn't sequence of pictures, taken Hie Solana Beach, Calif., America, proves 5-year-old telling Ins jjraiiclmblhcr a (all laic when he said he was taken hostage Ijy bank robbers. The photos show the hank robbers fleeing will) wrapped in a pillow case with Michael in low. (AP Wircpholos) eNota Learns He Was Telling SOLNA TiKACH, Calif. Why was 5-ycar-old Michael Karncs an hour late for dinner? Vic was a hostage in a bank robbery, he told his grandmoth- er. Two men, ho explained, "look me by the hand and we went into lhc bank and stealed almost all their dollars and put them in a pillow case." His grandmother and guardi- an. Pelra Stout, sent Michael to bed with a scolding and told him he coiddn'I ride his Inko for Hie next Iwo weeks. Thai would teach him lo lie. she said. But Michael hadn't told a whopper. Tlic FBI agents and San Die- go County .sheriff's deputies who showed up at Mrs. Stout's dom- inie Friday liad a picture oj the boy. it was snapped by a hidden camera as he was lowed around by Iwo robbers who look SB.BfX) (hat day from the Bank of America branch in this seaside town 25 miles noilh of San Die- go. The robbers arc still al large. The boy's unwilling part in the robbery was disclosed Sunday. Michael was identified in I lie plinlo by neighbors. The bank is two blwks from his grandmoth- er's home. The boy officers lie was riding his bike in a vacant field when two men drove up and forced him into (heir car. Ti-.cy look him lo Ihe bank, al- ready' closed for the day. The men got in by stopping two woir.cn Idlers outside and say- ing they liad lhc buy's brother and were going lo kill him it Ihey were not allowed in. linlding on lo hclil my hand real lie men stuffed Ihe mon- ey into n pillow case and fled in a bank employe's car, dropping Michael off at the field where his bike was. "They fold me to go right home or they'd kill be. said. The boy picked up his bike ;md pedalled home. Mrs. Slout said she regretted not believing Michael's story bill "he docs tell some tall tales sometimes." Cypriofs Arrested of Assossinat ion GROUND COMBAT DENIED Death in Laos iqnites Quarrel WASHINGTON (AP) The White House has acknowledged an Army captain was killed fighting North Vietnamese guer- rillas in I.aos hut denied Ihe death was duo to "ground com- bat operations." Capt. Joseph Bush was shnt lo rioalh Feb. 10, 1969, by North Viclnamc.sc troops. He relumed Ihe fire of enemy troops during the engagement at a compound on tho edge of the Plain of Jars, the While House said. A White House official said 20 oilier Americans have been killed or reported missing due to hostile action in Laos. But Deputy Press Secretary Gerald L. Warroji maintained Sunday President Nixon stands by his statement that "no Amer- ican slalioued in Laos has e.ver been killed in ground combat operations." Hush's death was "due lo hos- tile Warren said. "He was not engaged in com- bal operations he was a mil- itary Warren ex- plained. "When the compound was allackcd by commandos, he did lake action, firing a gun, in an allempt lo protect oilier pel-- sons in the compound ami in laking this action he exposed NORTH VIKT I'OSTKR This wall poster was parl of an exhibition, called the People's Army exhibition, visited by Associated Press Assistant General Manager Daniel Do Luce in Hanoi. The poster carried the inscription: "Take advantage of winter-spring campaign victories lo move forward to defeat the American aggressors." Luce's scries on North Vietnam begins today on Pg. 12A. (AP Wirephoto) himself lo enemy firo and was killed." 'Ihc controversy ovor Hush developed after President Nixon said Friday in a formal state- ment lhat "No American sta- tioned in Laos lias ever killed in ground combat opera- tions." The American's death was re- ported Sunday in a copyright story by freelance writer Don A. Schauchc and distnb'.ilcd by Ihe 1-os Angeles Timns. Warren said Nixon was unaware of Hush's death at Ihe time he issued his formal statement on U.S. in- volvement in Laos. .Sclianche wrote thai Bush was working wilh n Laotian army unit and a Thai artillery IwUai- ion Ihal had been airlifted in to support a counterattack Communist forces occupying Hid Plain of Jars. Another American Army cap- tain whose presence was top se- cret was attached lo the Thai unil, Sclianche .said, and 12 U.S. Air Force radar technicians and a U.S. AID supply specialist were in Ihe compound when it was attacked. North Vietnamese hit I ho compound on the western of the Plain of Jars about mid- nitjlil, Ihc writer added, spray- ing (he area wilh roekol and au- tcmalic weapons fire. Although liush fired at the North Vietnamese commandos, Ihe. While House said, lhc dealt] could nol be allribiitcd lo ground combat operations be- cause the compound was "ahoul If) miles lo the rear of the ex- peclcd line of combat." Hostile action covers casual- ties in circumstances other than direcl combat, including am- bushes, long-range artillery fire and mines. ALEX EFTY AsMiL'ialrd PITSS NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) Po- lice said today they have arrest- ed 11 yoimi; Greek Cypriols in their investigation (if Ihe at- tempt lo assassinate President Jlakarios Sunday by shooting down his helicopter. All of those arrested are snp- porlers of former Interior Min- ister I'olycarpos Cieorgadjis, Jlakarios' trusted strongman for eighl years until Ihe Greek military junta forced him out in 1SG8. Police said Ilirce oilier per- sons were wauled. Jlakarios' private hclicoplcr was forced down by a bail of machine-gun and rifle fire as it lifted (iff its pad at -Nicosia Pa- lace for a trip to a mountain monastery 35 miles to the south- west Jliiknrios, who also is Orlho- dox archbishop of Cyprus, was imlmrl. The helicopter's only other occupant, pilot Zacharias Papadoyinnnis, guided Iho craft to a safe landing despite three "WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Wcalher Map, Pg. ?A) APK ENE AND VICINITY rjd-.i-.l fair and '.varm and Icniqhl. txcon-.irvq psrlly cloudy and rri.ch coder Kesdav aflcrrvco-i ond r.'ghl. Hkin. !nis flflcrncon. 75-E3; bjv lo-iiQM. SO-bi; hicl in Ihe AO's. Scjl'-.crlv. qusl I .11 ]i 25 rn P.M., bcccn-'-g Ti crftW a-vd for ?4houis er.ci.rg 9 a.m.: i5 ard 50 and lev; san-.e dale J3 and IViT Irday: 6 57. M.r5CI ron biil'ct wounds in liLs abdomen. ]te condition was described as very critical. Police .said a search of Our- gadjis1 home alter the allcinpt- cd assassination uncovered two iniicijistcrcd revolvers and a Einnll qiimilily of submachine- gun ammunition. Police did nut if they look the former inte- rior minislcr into custody. The attempt on the 57-year-old arthhishnp's life came just after daun. Police said three gunmen --Ihey found Iwo rifles ami a al Ihe heli- copter from the roof of a high school across Ihe slrcet from the palace. The pumnrn ex- changed shots briefly with lhc .palace guards but made Ihcir gctatvay after throwing a grc- naile which forced Ihc guards lo tnkc cover. Witnesses said I lie boarded archbishop jumped from Ihc bullet-riddled helicopter, his ec- clesiastical robes swirling mound him in the dnwndrafl of the craft's rotors, and asked by- slanders to call an ambulance for the pilol. When the ambulance didn't come, Makarios and others hnilcd a passing truck and helped load the pilot into it. Makarios accompanied the pilot lo Ihe hospital and slaved Ihcro uolil he was taken to the operat- ing room. Tlie president went in ll.( monastery at Machcras and conducted Ihe annual memorial o for Gregory Afxenlinii, second in command of Ihe Eoka underground that fought for the island's independence from lirilain during 1955-50. Thousands of people gathered in Nicosia's Archbishopric Square today lo cheer Makarios when lie returned from a special meeliii" with his ministerial council. The surging crowd slopped the president's car alxuit 200 yards from ihe palace gales. Chanting, "Long Live and "Death to Ihe the crowd parted for the archbishop as he got out of llii> car and walked to the gales. Makarios I old his people in a radio-television broadcast he prayed Cod would forgive his allackers. He said he was "filled wilh anguish Hint Greek Cypriols acting on their own or as agenls for olhers had taken up arms lo shoot al me." He asked public nol to re- son In any demonstrations ot support which he said might worsen the situation. NEWS INDEX Amujcmcnis 2B Eriri.io 9A Clay, ficd 26 Connies S3 f Hr-spilal Pahenis 2A On.tuaries A S- .'is lo Your Hcclth 8A TV Log 78 Would-Be Girl Cadet Seeks Female Support in 50 States OKLAHOMA CITY fAPi The Oklahoma University fresh- man who wants lo become Ihc first girl lo enroll in the U.S. Air Korce Academy, .lone French, has replied lo Ihc longiie-in- check advice sent to her by 20 academy cadets. Miss i'rcnch, 10, Ihcm lhat she will encourage high school girls in all 50 slates and U.K. possessions to follow her example. The cadets had offered Miss French, the daughler nf a re- tired Air Force colonel, helpful liinls on preparing for academy life. They suggested she start doing rnlislhcnics and running several miles a day. And of course, they said, should Mart preparing for dor- mitory life as an island of demi- ninily in a sea of males. She ob- viously could not ask for .special quarters, llicy pointed out. or she would be pcrpctiialing the very sort of discrimination she is seeking to end-segregation by sex. Miss French said In her letter she thinks political palronagc .should be eliminated from Ihe choico of admissions lo the mili- tary academies and lhat a na- linnal examination for high school seniors should be substi- tuted. She noted thai some persons have ''expressed concern over lhc possible, loss of nostalgic tradition al Ihc and she declared: -Xcilher r.oMalgia nor tradi- tion pul us on Ihe moon." if there has to be tradi- tion, she added. "I am quite sure lhat the women cadets will be rjiiilc capable of creating Iheir own."
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