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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 16, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAH, NO. 271 PHONE G73-4271 AB1LKNK, TICXAS, WON DAY EVENING, MARCH 16, PAGES JjN TWO SECTIONS Press (IP) I DC SUNDAY INDIAN MR CHANTS IN OK 78 AIIKKSTS war (Unite conlimicd even Ihoiifili Die 78 were released [AP Wirepholo) SEATTLE (AC) III Iho darkness before dawn Hie liliio band of Indians crept along (lie of Sound and (he 70-foo'. cliff In the cdijc ci[ Iho L'.S. Army's I'l. I The.y lay in Hie until. a[ first light, llicy saw the sculry pr.ss on Ills hourly round. Tiicn did iJicy allack1.' Nope. 'I'liry hurried onto Ih.o fort grounds in a misly rain Sunday, scl up a leepce. slanotl a fire and began doing ivar dances. A Inmdrcd years ago I I'll would have boon a silly way to rim an Indian allack. In 1070. as Rocing 717 superjels flew over- head in their icsl pal lorn, ll'.o Indians foil il was II.o Lust way In express llicir demands their rights. "It was jnsl like in Hie old said draco Thorps, daughter of famed Indian a-.h- Ictc Jim Tliovpc. "Yon sneak lip the Army, you lakc'ciii hy siirprifp, then yen start and w I.imping." The Army Amusements Bridge Clossified.......... Cc-n cs Edilonois Horosccpo......... Hospilol Poticnr; CtutuorL-s Sporls.......... To Ycur Good Hcclth TV Loq.......... Wrmcn's NC.VS Jj Ii A 7A 3-12B btJ 'B 6A SA 3A 12.13A 63 m 3B didn't think it was funny. Sol- diers, arrested 78 Indians and put llieni iu the stockade, fed Iheni noodle soup and bologna for lunch, then re- leased Seventeen were inslrucled lo gu ticforc a U.S. commissioner loday on a ch.'irgp cf violating a warning against entering a mili- tary installation illegally. lint the Indians, rppreseniing more Ilian 30 Irilies, had jnsl be- gun lo They beefed up their sentry force al Ihe pate of the fort, which has been closed to the public- since the In- dians firsl invaded il a wcnk ago. They office space and picket schedules and vowed to demonstrate peaceful- ly until I'residciil Nixim meets their demands. The Indians of All Tribes, as the group calls ilself, wants I-'l. on for :m Indian university and culture center. They claim lille lo the land un- rhr'tlie 1365 Treaty of Point I-.'l- linll. The Defense Department has announced lhal Iho post, used for reserve training, will he drcliv.'ifcfl (liis summer, and Seattle wants il for a park. A wcok ago, 85 were arrested in a similar raid and 25 of I hem were given of expulsion onlcring Ihcm nol lo sot fnni on thn properly again under penil- ly of fine and i.iil terms. It was Ihnl order upon which 17 were lold lo report lo ccurl loday. The olhers were given Idlers of expulsion lold no! to return. Ily JOHN S. I.AN'd Assnclalril Press Writer VvASlllXGTO.V (AP) As a taxpayer this yppr you arc spending billions for defense, yon arc also buying pounds of horsetails, extra sliff. You arc paying millions for foreign aid. And you are buying worth of dog rcpcllant. Welfare is a big expense. SHOfi.lXM for an unspecified number of electric erasers is a Sii'.al! one, in comparison. l-n is SltMlOfl for am and roach bait. And for doorbell rectifiers. Ar.d for plastic badges and S25.022 for switch toggles, type 2. Hul before wriling your congressman, understand the federal govcrnniPnl has explanations for these purchases. For example, the dog repcllanl is used by postmen. The S-I-B.'HS worth of horsetail hair, exlra sliff, black or grey, is used by federal prisoners al Lcavcr.worlh, Kan., lo make brrshes. V.'el catllcbidc. bought for is used lo make fnolwear. notwithstanding, the lislint; of federal contracts in official documents for boegles the mind. There was S27S.751 spent for rallan furniture, 511.100 for box lunches, for barbiMl wire. SlnS.'HS for plaslic baps and for disposable plaslic specimen cups. An emergency donimcnl deslroycr, incendiary type, M3, cost S70.000. Window bars 'or CIA headqiiarlers-firsl floor only cosl lo install. A study of children's use of television cosl and repairs lo enlisted incns' swimming pool SSH.RU. a n f m ourt KGTUS6S Is Rare Setback for WASHINGTON (AD The Supreme Court declined unani- mously today lo speed sdinol desegregation in Charlotle, N.C., via ii massive busing plffn. Tlie court gave no explanation as il rcjeclcd a request by civil righls lawyers for reinstatement of the busing order, entered Feb. 5 hy .Judge James B. Mc- Millan but slaved March 5 by an appeals court. The rare sclhnck for blacks, who have been consistently suc- cessful in pleas lo the high conrl, prohably moans .schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg district will not be .subject lo deeper desegregation Ihis school year. The dispute is scheduled lo he argued before the U.S. Circuit Courl in Richmond, Va., April 0. Judge McMillan's busing plHYi would have added at leasl lo the 2J.OTO children already bused to school in Char- lollc. They would have criss-crossed I lie city in a school-pairing ar- rangement, averaging up In Iwii and if half hours a day in trans- i'. School officials had lold the com! they don't have Ihe money to buy Ihe buses thai would be needed. Prior to today's ruling, the Su- prcnif! Court has methodically cut down efforts lo delay dn- senregnlion. In this lerni it or- dered lull speed iihpfrd in 30 Mississippi dish-ids, 14 addi- Southern dislricls. in Oklahoma Cily. .and last Mon- day in Memphis. The iYAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund had ac- cused Charlotte school officials cf npcn defiance of desegrega- tion orders. Fund officials had said that unless federal district judges like McMillan are upheld on ap- peal ihere was little likelihood that the righls of black children lo attend integrated schools, which were first declared by the Supreme Courl in ISM, will bo yt i ghS Rams Sweep Area Light rain began fall'ng over the Big Country Monday morning as a rapid cold front- sweeping across (lie Texas Pan- handle, set off new wintry con- ditions in most of the stale. i! was raining lightly at mid- morning in Abilene, with increasing probability of rain forecast for Monday night. Liglil mist, drizzle and rain were re- ported beginning at most points in Ihe Rig Country, sometimes accompanied by sharp drops in Colder weather and probahil- ily of rain increasing from 20 per cent today GO per ccnl tonight was Monday morning's forecast for Hie area. Temperatures oxpcdcd lo reach a high in Ihe low 60's today will drop lo about 35 degrees lonighl. lilllc more lhan fti unrealized ideal. The motion lo reinstate Judge McMillan's busing order was presented In Chief Justice War- ren K. Burger lasl week since he has jurisdiction over federal courts in North Carolina. Burger turned, the request over lo (he entire court, which discussed the issue al a hastily scheduled secret conference lasl Friday. The motion was denied this morning in a onc-senlence luling. of Terror Brings Two BHECKENRirXJH (JiNS) A skin diver Monday morning found the bodies of Iwo 18-year- old Breckein idge football stand- outs who slipped from ;i partially capsized boat and drowned in the cold waters of Huhbiird Lake about 4 p.m. Sunday. The localjnn where the bodies were found was not immediately disclosed. Curtis Frank Homme, IS, sen of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Homme, and Handy Heslcr. IB, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hesier, clung to the side of the boat main BY PETER O'LOL'GIILIN Assnciiilcd Tress Writer SATTAHIP, Thailand (AP( The 24 rescued crewmen set ad- I'ifl by mutineers wJio seized the U.S. munitions ship Columbia Eagle, arrived at a military port near here today, hut what hap- pened aboard Uicir .ship re- mained hazy. "They didn't iccni lo know too said Mohammad Jfulhmis llussain, a mcssinan aboard tile Rappahannock, an American freighter which pulled the 21 sailors from two lifeboats in Hie Gulf of Siarn Saturday nighl. "They wore ordered lo gel in the lifeboats." said llussain, 25, Brooklyn, N'.Y. "The second and Ihird officers got in with (hem. One guy told me he thought it was a fircboat drill." The Happahflnnnck put into Port Vayama, a Thai-U.S. am- munitions port about seven miles from Sattalvp, but Ihc rescued seamen from Ihe Co- lumbia Kagle were nol allowed ashore by Thai customs offi- cials. WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESS4 WEATHER BUREAU [Wi'Alher MAP, Pg. 8A] ABH.FNE AMD VICINITY Mcilly clc'_oy ard coolsr lodny a il qhl o' rain; rmslly cloudy B-d colder lonighl willi rain teccmirg irare p.i-'ly clovoy and i lillle ivarnier "luescay. II ql ir. nc te't; lew rear 35: hiqh Tt-csaay. 'n !he rr probability of rain M ccr cerl loddy, incrcasirK] lo m [wr ccnl Icn'ghl. Sculherly VJintii al li n.p.h. with giiili lo 30 m.B.h., shillirg 13 ro.'l-'Mjriy alltrroci. Hkl'l flrvl lo.y lor Ji-hours 9 a.-n.: 71 ard SI. Miah, dnd lovf iaire lASI IS and li. Sitntfl nigM: sunrise loday: sunsol By ELIJE KUCKl-'.H and UliTTY Q. I have a pel gripe which I like lo mention, it concerns places of which arc only linlf-npi'n. Ily this I mean tliry have dnnhlc iloors, but only one of tlicm is unlocked. I ali'.insl brake Ihc glass nf onc of howlliiR lanes recently hfcanse nf this; I pushed on the door and II didn't move, lint I was slopped anil Ilio iiinincnliim caused Ihe houlinfi ball In my hand In Into liic Fortunately it illdn'l break. I've noticed (his silnation nlsn at the mall ilnors at Wcstgalc and iiy otl.'tr places. A. It's a ptrwling situation all riglu; everyone has a different reason for leaving Ifial floor locked, allliougli the West Texas wind is a frequent culprit. Onc bowling alley has a broken lock on the door and can't open il until it's repaired, but even when lhal's remedied, Ilicv ivon'l promise lo unlock both doors because Hie wind blows the doors v.hen both are unlocked, and they say two doors altraiM swinging children. Tiie. first person in the building each mornirg al Wcslgale unlocks Ihe donrs and iirobably unlock only one simply from babil because once that first door is opened Ih? cnn lie unlocked by anyone. Iho direction of a strong vind kocps doojs .swinging open conslnnlly anil harnesses lock the affected side. Perhaps your letter will help encourage businessmen lo keep both doors keeping them open provides a hazard. 0- How are juries chosen, Including (irnnil Juries'.'" A. Petit juries (those juries that actually decide both criminal and civil cases in Ihc Dislricl and Cotmly Courts) are drawn from a jury wheel. This wheel is filled each Augusl wilh names from voter registration lists fl-il lax rolls. The Sheriff then draws Ihe names from the wheel and such names arc placed upon jury lists by the Dislricl Clerk. The (Irand Juries are selected secrclly by a Jury Commission comprised of fivo The Jury Commission is appointed by the District Judge. Q. I road an article concerning an auclinn of used cars hy the Ahllrnc. Police Can anyone he a cniiloslnnl or is il a private auclinn? If il's a public auclinn wliy hasn'l il been advertised by Ihc Police Dcpl.? A. Il's a public auction and anyone can conn1, says a Police Dcpl. official. A public notice is put in Ihe Abilene Iteporter-N'cws' classified advertising section a month in odvancc. The advertisement gives Ihc dale, lime, and location (city car pound) of Ihc auction. It's held every three months on the firsl Tuesday of the month. The next auction will be in April on Ihe first Tuesday, which is Ihc 7lh. Wiilch the newspaper for the time. Q. 1 am right years old, 1 want In he a weatherman and a geologist. 1'lrasr Icll me the difference In a bay, sea, gulf, ocean, sound, lake, river and Inlcl. A. Thai was such a nice typewritten lellcr we Iwl you'll be good at whatever you do. Now lo answer your question, the bay and gulf are both portions of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land but Ihe bay isn't ns U'rge as Iho gulf. The sea and Ihe ocean are the large salt waters that cover a greater pail of Ilic earth's surface. A sound is a long, narrow hotly of water, more ex- tensive than a slrait, connecting larger bodies. A lake is a inland body of cillicr sail or fresh walcr. A river is a large, natural stream, usually fed liy smaller streams, that empties into an ocean or lake. An inlet is a relatively narrow channel of walcr, such as a stream or hay loading into Ihc land from a large body of waler, or a passage between nearby islands, or an entry from onc body of water into another, such as from Ihe sea into a lagoon. Address questions In Action f.inc, Hnx M, Abilene, Tevas, Names Mill nnl be used but ijiieslinns inusl be signed ami addresses given, The Columbia F.agle, willi 15 crewmen still aboard, was an- chored ahotil 2G miles off the coasl of Cambodia. U.S. and Thai military guards would nol lot newsmen inlo Ihe Port Valama area lo board Ihe Rnppahnnnork lo interview NIC rescued crewmen, who were cx- peclcd lo he allowed ashoic Tuesday. II o w e v o r, Rappaliannock crewmen were, able lo give a skElcby account of Ihe rescue, although they said they didn't know why Ihe 2-1 men aban- doned the Columbia Eagle, leav- ing 15 comrades aboard Ihc ship. Bolh ships, carrying muni- tions and stores for U.S. mili- tary bases in Thailand, are un- der charier to Ihe Military Sea arc manned by civilian crews. Anollicr liappahannock sea- man, Enrique Ramos 30. Puerto Rico said he was on deck Ihe nighl of Ihe rescue and rHtt- a red flare alxnil rt% yards from the Rappahannoi'k. "1 thought it was a said. He added that it was belwcen 8 and 11 p.m. Salur- riay when Iho Iwo lifrbo.ils were spoiled olf Ihc starboard side of Ihe Rappahannock. "Our ship went slow because we Ilioiigiil they m.'ghl havp been Hie he said. "As we got closf r and .saw llicy were lifebnats, Ihc captain asked over the InmlspMkci' what nnlionali- ty they were. "They shouted back thai they were Americans." he said. the rescued men looked "scared and afraid." and lold him llicy had been in Ihe lifeboats since early Saturday aflernoon, without food, water or radios. about two hours, according lo an unofficial source. Survivors of Ihe accident were Jnrri I lesson, 16, daughter of ilrs. Jeanne Hesson of Brcck- c-nridfie, and Tim Garret I. IB, .son or Mr. and Mrs. Woortrow of Ibis city. Jerri and Curtis had been daling for several months. The Ihree 111-year-old boys were seniors at Bi'cckoiridge High .School and the two who drowned had plnyed on team. Carroll had received an injured leg and had nol been able lo play much of Ihe past season. The four lind placed I heir boat, inlo Ihe walcr al ahou! p.m. Sunday, but according lo unof- ficial information, ihs boat began lo leak about a half hour later. Just where the boat was al the lime was not known early today. The four realized they were in danger und encouraged c.-ich olher and started praying and repeating the Lord's Prayer, I lie reporl from Brcck- cni'idge said. The Hesler boy was rescued by Tim Garret! when he slipped from I be side of the boat inlo the cold, choppy lake. Wlien he slipped off Ihc boat Ihe ihird time, Tim was not able lo reach him. and il was at Ibis same lin'C that the Homme boy slipped inlo the waler. Waves reportedly were three to four feel high on Ihc lake. Tim kept encouraging Jerri to keep clinging lo Ihc boat and about two hours from the lime the boat partially sank il slarlcd lo drift toward an island. When il gol wilhin feel of Hie island Timmy and Jerri were able, lo wade out. Then Tim used a lighlcr lo slarl a fire on Ihe. island. The light was seen and a rescue parly carried the young girl to her home and Tim vas taken lo a hospital whore he was under Ircalmunt for shock. Game Warden Richard Corlcy of Brcckenridge discovered the fire about in p.m. The four young friends led Ihe boat trailer and (heir automobile al I'eele.i 's Pier. The partially capsized boat was anchored lasl nighl al Ihc spot where it was found so I hat searchers would have a point al which lo begin operations. lligl: winds pins the choppy waves prevented furlher search operations after 1 a.m. Monday for boaters or skin divers. How- ever. Ihe search for llommo and Hesler was resumed at dawn Monday. These are Ihe second and third drowiiings thai have occurred al the huge lake since its con- slruclion. ATLANTA, Ga. (APi l.cslcj- Maddnx announced he will be a candidate lor lieu- tenant governor in this year's elections, but said he is with- holding a decision on whether he will switch lo Ihe Republican party. The Georgia Democrat, also lold a news conference his wife. Virginia, will not be a candidate for governor. JIadtiox said his nn whether lo switch parlies will depend on whether the Republi- cans can convince him Mich a move would be in the best inter- esls of the slate. "My plan, at this lime, is to stay in Hie Democratic parly, but I could change in a few min- ules.'' Maddox said. He he will make a final decision wilhin a week. Maddn.v. who was elected by the General Assembly in 1D6G after running second lo Republi- can Howard II. I Hoi Callaway in Ihe general clcclion for gov- ernor, said he decided lo run for lieulenanl governor so lhal he could "continue lo provide a strong voice for Ihe people." If elected, lie said, "I promise. Dial Ihc programs we have worked on will continue. The involvement will con- tinue."   

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