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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 25, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                gfoilem WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT liiilliiiinUmliillilili 89T11 YEAR, NO. 280 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 25, 1970 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated I'rns SUNDAY Nixon Asks Teeth In Bombing Laws Even Death Penalty Suggested (AP Wireoholo] LiilXINNA 1IAIUUS heads Indian agency Senator's Wife Hopes to Build Power lly MAKC.ArtKT SClir.llI' Associated Tress Writer WASHINGTON A granddaughter of a Comanche medicine innn and wife of a U.S. sciiiiior hopes lo develop Veil power in Washington by guiding Indians through the foothills arid bluffs of the federal bureaucracy. l.aDonna Harris, wife of Sen. Fred Harris, 11-Okla., heads HID staff of Americans for Indian Opportunity, an agency which opened ils office in Washington this week. "Our main role." she said, "will he lo act as advocates for Indians seeking help from government agencies." Mrs. Harris found Ihe AIO, she pnid, after growing impalicnl ivilli Hie National Council un Indian Affairs, by Vice President Spiro T. Amicw. She was appointed by President Johnson lo the council in IMS. "It's met only once last January and slill hasn't responded to roqnesls made then by Indian she complained. Mrs. linrris said she is rail certain President will rcappninl her lo the council when Iicr term ends in the near future. The infant AIO, Mrs. Harris .said, will help Indian communities, seek federal funds for their projects, direct them lo appropriate government agencies, arrange appointment with federal officials, provide attorneys and, in general, walcli over Indian interests. Mrs. Harris is a persuasive, longtime champion of Indian causes. Her grandfather, Tabhyiitc, was a medicine man who clung lo the Comanche garb language and ppynlu religious cult until'his death in Ifl-iR at 92. Her grandmother, U'ick-kic, a spry fi-i- yenr-old who slill wears long braids, anklc- icnfilh skirls and shawls, laught Cnnianchc crafts and speech lo the young La Donna. She, in turn, laughl them lo her neighbor and high school sweetheart. Fred Harris, whom she married at IS. He lias been adopted hv the Comanches and the three Harris children arc registered members of the tribe. The comely, cx'roverted, HS-yoar-old mother of three has hlue eyes inherited from her Irish father and the lustrous black hair and mohogany complexion of her Comanche mother. She was reared by her maternal grand- parents on a near l.awlon, Okla. Her parents separated shortly after her birth. Hy I'KANCES UOWINE Assnciatcd Press Writer WASHINGTON (AI1) ['resi- dent Nixon asked Congress to- day lo increase In the death lo ex- tend federal jurisdiction to deal with Hie rasii of bombings by "potential murderers." The President proposed ex- tending and strengthening laws involving Ihc transportation and use of explosives in (he wake of what IKJ called an alarming in- crease in criminal bombings and threats in recent months Dial "have sent fear through many American communities." Schools and public buildings have had lo he cvacualed, pro- perly has been destroyed and lives lust, Nixon said. "Clearly many of Ihesc bomb- ings have been the work of ical fanatics, many of them young criminals jxisturing as ro- mantic revolutionaries. They nui.sl dealt with as the polcn- lial murderers they Ihu President said. He said Ilicse "juiarchic and criminal elements who perpetu- ate such acts deserve no more patience or indulgence. II is lime lo deal with them for what they are." Nixon issued the statement in conned inn will) his request for strengthened laws and the Jus- lice Department was to send the legislation lo Capitol Hill today. Present law under certain cir- cumstances makes it a federal cr'nio to Iransnorl explosives across slate lines. Nixon proposed: it a taleral crime lo Coleman Resident Dies at Age 104 COLEMAN (HNS) -Losler S. West, 104, of roleman, died al a.m. Wednesday in Ihe Overall-Moi ris Memorial Hospital in Coleman following an illness of several weeks. Mr. West is survived by a son Marcus of Talpa and a daughter, Mrs. Then Griffis of Coleman. Mr. West was a longtime resi- dent of Coleman County. Funeral arrangomenls are pending al Stevens Funeral Home and likely will be held Thursday morning at Stevens Funeral Chapol. use explosives lo damage or de- stroy any building, vehicles or properly owned hy Ihe federal government or involving any business engaged in interstate commerce or any federal pro- perly or property of privale bus- inesses engaged in interstate commerce. wilhoul written authorization, of any explosive in a federal building or one leased lo the federal govern- ment would be a federal crime. devices would be included in Ihc category of "ex- plosives" lo bring such devices under antibombing provisions of the law. individual engaged in transport or use of explosives in violation of these provisions would he subject lo the dealh penally if a falalily occurs. Oilier penalties for violation of federal law involving Ixnnb- ings would be increased also. Anyone involved in transport or receipt of explosives intend- ing their unlawful use would be subject lo 10 years in jail and a puc. The current maxi- mum penalty is a year of prison or a Sl.Ofiri fine or Loth. The maximum penally would be doubled lo 20 years in prison and a fine if anyone is injured as the result of such transport of explosives. And penalties for bomb threats would Ix1 raised from one year in prison to a maxi- mum of live years and a fine. Blount Calls Postal Workers in for Talks By JIM ADAMS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) Post- master General Winton M. mount, encouraged by the fast mail strike, called postal union leaders in today lo start negotiating a pay raise. Striking workers were return- ing to their jobs by the tens of thousands and mountains ot stackcd-up mail were inciting away in such key cities as Chi- cago, Philadelphia and Detroit. The only major holdout, the fijno-mcmber Manhallan-llronx loiter carriers local Dial started Ihc week-old illegal strike, was ordered by a federal judge lo return lo work by 5 p.m. EST or slart paying fines of each day. Federal troops ordered up by President Nixon Monday were still working in Ihe Now York City offices, allowing some serv- ice there. Brooklyn's letter carriers, Ihe second major New York local involved in the strike broke ranks and voted Tuesday night lo return lo work Thursday. A New York post office official said this morning that "some mail delivery" to business areas in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn, will be made some- time before noon. The spokesman said lhal at Hie general post office in Man- Danish Duelists Misfire, SipChampagneTogether lly DUUS One misfired. The bullet from Associated I're.ss ll'rllcr the nllicr went wide. COPKNIIAGKN (AP) The Unhurt bul shaken, Ihe Iwo press agcnl for Copenhagen's men snooks hands and went off Scala Theater drew up a to drink champagne together.- program for the next show and The.y insisled lo friends and scc- didn'l mention the sets. ends the duel was in Togo Esbcn, 32, Ihc scl dc- but Ihe oul-of-dalc weapons signer, lore up Ibo program, raised doubls. Sonic friends sug-; llnew it in Ihe face of press gostcd Ihe misfire was the agent llonning Dillev. 39, challenged him to a duel. and thing lhal shook them. It was Denmark's firsl duel in Wearing while lie, tails and half a century. Dueling is illc- top hats, the Iwo men met on a gal, and the police indicated meadow at dawn they might look into (be affair, today, faced each oilier at 48 paces and fired Iwo anc'.onl cav- alry pi.slols. Dillev announced dial Kshen will be listed in future pio- grams, hallan 20 cent lnc clerks and 12 per cent of (he handlers returned lo work on the mid- night shift, compared wilh 5 per cent in each category on the prior midnight shifl. Military personnel "were doing a wonderful job in sorting out Ihu the spokesman added. As workers returned lo their jobs in Detroil, Newark, St. Paul Minneapolis and Wcst- cheslcr, NY., Hlounl an- nounced al a hastily called news conference Tuesday night he would mccl with loaders of all seven major postal unions to be- gin negotiating a pay raise if (he back-lo-work trend contin- ued. "C.cnerally what we have now is a return lo work across Ihe country." Illount lold newsmen. "I'm very gratified." He said he hoped a sclllement cnnld be worked onl in loss than five days but said he was sel- ling no lime limit. Optimism for a settlement also was generated Tuesday when Congress broke a three- month deadlock over postal pay and agreed lo a House-Senate conference on bills that could boost poslnl wages as much as 11.1 per cent. But Gale McGcc, D-Wyn., chairman of Ihc. Senate Posl Of- fice Committee, injected a nolo of caution, saying "This crisis is lint over. This crisis hinges on the ability of Ihc administration lo ncsolhlrrt a settlcincnl down- lown." JIcGcc said only then or unless nogolialions break down should Congress pass any bill. The strikers demanded a -If) per cent pay boost to a range of SR.OT to SI a year from the present range. WEATHER" .U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU Map, Pg. 4ft) ABILENE AND VICINITY radius) Clcnr !o c'nitfy colrfrr ttxlav drd oM; parl.v nrd cold Thursday- Huh fcdsy. 55; Tow IcnioMI, .ibrxJl v.-llh lichi frrv.l likely; high in Ihe iTs. NorlnerlY winds at 30 rn.p.h., lo X rn.p.h. Hiah ard (or J-1-hours rndinrj P am.: Bl a-xj SI. High and sam? dale 51 V. Sunsef test 4.5J; sLrrise (oday: SLnsol loilqhl: Blind Appreciation OUR of (he most popular exhibits at the Agriculture Department's annual Growing Willi America Festival in Washington is tliis one carefully arranged so eyes are not required. The hands of Kita Canard, a student at the Maryland School for (lie Blind appreciate Ihc feel of hyacinth blossoms while a braille plague describes the flowers. (AP Wircpholo) llv VEKN' HAL'GLAND AP Aviation Writer WASHINGTON (AP) pre- diction of a widespread walkout by members of Ihe Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organi- zation failed lo materialize lo- rlay on the basis of early reports from some ol the nation's major airports. Kobcrl C. Slugill, PATCO pub- lic, affairs officer, said "initial indicators" pointed lo a wide- spread walkout by its members. However, instances of whal might bw considered significant controller absences were rela- tively few. Kbrwhc.'r, ciK'.di- appeared normal. In Klip, I. I., a New S'ork Cily snbrrb, ;i Aviation Aci- inini-'.tralinn spokesman al Long Isl.-.ncl-MacArlimr Airporl said alxinl half of Ihe 14') air traffic conlrollcrs had reported sick. Al Obcrlin, Ohio, Keiili Mmr. Are City Cars Taken Home Hi By HUCKKIl and BUTTY (iKISSOM Q. I have noticed that dty employes lhat arc nol nn 24 liour call are allowed lo drive city vehicles In anil frnm and nlso fnr prrsonal hnshicss al (lie lax payers' expense. Why doesn't someone correct (his? A. City Manager II. I'. Clifton raid employes who lake cily vehicles home, arc to U lionr call. Often there are emorgcncies during the night and weekends when (lie cily vehicles arc needed because they are equipped with Iwn-way radios. Q. Are the meter m.iltls that give Ilic parking tickets downtown allowed lo give (ickols In traffic vinlaters? II not, why can'l tlicy? I sec cars making "U" turns in downtown Abilene, anil have wondered why (he melcr maids don'l give them a lli'krl. A. The Traffic Guides are nnl empower- ed In give Iraffic tickets because they are employed by tlie Abilene Traffic Depl. and not Ihe roiicc Hcpt. Also, Traffic Guides to issue tickcis lo moving traffic violators localise, they are nn fool and it would be difficult to catch moving traffic. 0. Why, when the local station has a gnrd movie on .Saturday night must the suffer through so ninny long commercials'.' A. The television station receives Its Income through advertising, says Ihe program director of the station you have refcrnce lo. lie said the station voluntarily follows Ihc National Television Code, which allows only Ifi minutes out of every hour for commercials. During prime lime, such as Saturday night, it allows only 12 minutes, he says. At times, he says the national network has commercials lhat the local station has no control over and when Ihe network cuts away Ihe local stations musl fill in wilh commercials or public, service announce- ments. Q. Can you tell me. Ihc churches lhal arc complying with James Forman's demands lhal the white, cliurchcs give money to the Negro churches? A. Actually, Vorman did not ask while, churches lo give money In the Negro churches. He asked the. Christian churches and Ihe Jewish synagogues lo give million lo his organixalion, the Black Economic Development Conference, so thai organization could use it for which he specified in his 1'lack cacli of which would help the black community. Ko entire denomination has given money to the I! [-'.DC. One denomination (Ihe Kpiscopril Church) has promised lo raise for another organisation; this group (National Committee of Hlack Churchmen) lias made no sccrel, however, of ils intenlion to give that money to Ihe UKDC as soon as they receive il. The Square Methodist Church chose, on ils lo give SlS.OOfl lo Korman's group. Sonic church sources tiavo given lo a third Ihc Intcrfailh Foundation for Commirily wilh Ihc stipulation that IKCO give it lo Ihc Address questions lo Action T.inp, Knx SO, Abilene, 7flfifll. Namrs nol he used hut questions must he signed ami addresses given, chief oi HID FAA's air mule con- trol center, said nlxint of the comer's ISO controllers nlcd lo H'ut'k idilay called sk-k. lie said their absences would cause "some rcsirirliuhs to air service." About ]X.T ccnl of nor- mal complemen; oi cinlrol- Icr.s at Miami International Air- P'irt called in sick onl a spokes- man for the [''AA. .John (Jraffias. said replacements were being snmnioncd. Normal oijcraiions were rc- at Chicago's O'ilarc Air- poi'l where, a spojcsman said, irnly two of men scheduled to work the day shift called in sick, The situation uas similar al Viar-liingion's .N.iliixiiil Airpnil also al r.ciirby Dulles aiid l-'riendship Internal ionals. (lp- cralions ai all three were appnr- cnily normal. In Detroit, of 20 controllers scheduled lo uork six phnned in sick. At Tampa, f-'la., an 1'AA supervisor said all conlrollcrs reported for work on lime. At Hopkins Air- porl in Cleveland a full comple- ment of cnnlrolicrs scheduled In work reported fnr duty. Allan llainanicy. president of ibi- I'ATL'O local, said ils members were1 Fvinnatlielic to the walk- tuil bill added: "This i-n'l a sig- nificant enough ini-itbnl for us lo go onl on slrikc.'1 Hut Ihe airporl's lower said NEWS INDEX 1 A BMMJC -1-3 10-153 Oim.cs 9U I 83 Horcbcone 1 bA lhal even with all controllers on hand, aod i Is'jivlicre could cause fligbt backups in Cleveland. lowcr.s al Dallas, Kurt Worth and Houston said none oi their conlrollers had walked out. And, al Lo.s Angrics Inlcr- nalio.ial l-'AA Eiiiil no one lefl work at the scheduled 8 a m., EST. beginning of the The next slu'M change. Ihe airport said, would occ.ir at II a.m.. EST. 3A lo Your Good llrallh -IB TV Log I5B Women's i (AP) -Israel's pi- lots claimed Ihcir biggest victo- ry in more lhan six months over Ihc ICgyplijin Air Force torlay. rcpnrling four Mgyptian llIGJls shot down in dogfighls over Ihe canal The Israeli military ;dl Israeli planes returned safely. Il was Ihc Israeli fliers' higii- csl scrirc against Kgypl sincn bft Sept. 11, v.-hen 11 Kgyplian phmcs were claimed. Three MIG21s were reported shot down in one day on Keli. 25. Afler Ihc air battle other Is- raeli jcls stapcd a two-hour slrikc in Ihc central anil south- cm srclors of the Caniil, liilliuR al an Kgyplian r.itlar in- Mallalinn. arlillcry ar.ii nnliair- craft batteries and "other tar- gets" up to miles inside a military spokesman said. All planes returned siifcly, lie added. The Israeli command gave this account of today's air bat- tle:   

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