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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 10, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                WITHOUT OR WITH: OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiiiiiliiiii 89TH YEAR, NO. 295 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 10, THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Auociatel lOc DAILY-20C SUNDAY AFTER NEWS CONFERENCE Gov. Claude Kirk leaves Manatee County school administra- tion building after meeting with the press, regarding suspension of. Manatee school board and school busing. Plain clothes stale troopers line walkway. (AP Wirephoto) By ELL1E RUCKER and BETTY GRISSOM How Do You Get A Middle Name? Q. I would like for you to tell me how lo go ahoul gelling a middle name, which I rto nol have. And also, what do I have to do lo have my first name charged? A. Your allorncy must file an application :in the stale's districl court in Ihe counly where you reside. The Christian or surname may be changed if il's for Ihe benefit of the applicant and nol for fraudulent purposes, which is left up lo the discretion of the court. II isn't a difficult mailer, says our co- operative attorney friend. Q. woald like to know If there Is anyone In Abilene who can appraise Oriental vases? I have two that are at leasl 75 years old but have been unable lo llnd anyone who knows their value. A. We checked Ihe local antique shops and were given Ihe names of several people who do (his type of appraising. Their names have been dropped in the mail lo you. It seems there were many vases shipped into the U. S. about lhat lime and dealers doubt lhat they are of great value. Q. Are Ihe Abilene teenagers ever going lo get a public swimming pool? A. A public swimming pool for all the Abilene is one of the issues lo be considered in lhc formulation of the cily budget next month, says lhc Assistant Cily Manager John Halchel. The city fathers are investigating ways lo provide a public swimming pool, he says, and llicrc are few problems at cily hall that couldn'l be solved wilh money. Q. If yon houghl a car from a dealer and paid for a title transfer, but you or (he finance company neither received a title, whom do you contact about gelling one? Don'! say the far dealer, for the finance company and I Iiavc both done that, and we still haven't received a HUp. A Conlacl Ihe tax office for lille informa- tion. It's -possible Ibat the title has been returned there: if not, apply for a loss of title However, if the car was purchased don't be loo alarmed because il somelimes lakes two months for the title to be relumed from Austin, says a tax official. Q I would like lo Inquire ahoul a brothcrnond club. I have a 6-year-old son who needs Ihe company of a man. Someone lo lake him places and spend lime with him. Is there anyone or any place In Abilene who could help me? I would like help anft advice soon because I don'l want him lo go wrong and I need help now. A The Bi" Brother and Big Sislcr Program al the YMCA will provide volun- teer college studenls to spend three or four hours a week wilh your son. Call Jerry vm- cen at the YMCA, 677-8144, for an inter- view You also may conlacl Parents Without Partners which is an international organi- zation devoted lo tho welfare and interest ri tho sinele parent and his children, and coping win their problems. Call 677-7734 or write to: Parents Without Partners, PO Box 2939, Abilene, Texas. Address questions (n Action Line, Bnx 31 Ahllcnr, Texas, 79661. Names will not nsed but quesllons must be signed W addresses Gov. Kirk School Contro BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Gov. Claude Kirk, vowing lo "meet force with clung to control of the Manatee Coun- ty school system loday in the face of besieging U.S. marshals. The marshals, seeking lo clear Ihe way for school integra- tion under a federal court order, said Iliey already regarded Ihree Kirk aides, the county sheriff and five deputies as un- der arrest, although not in phys- ical custody. Kirk relortcd al a news conference Thursday night Ihal if "my people" are arrested he would pul Ihe marshals "in the counly jail." U.S. Ally. John L. Briggs said a Kirk intermediary had lold him marshals altempting lo en- ter school board headquarters to make arrests would be fired on. A Kirk aide replied (bat no such statement was made either by an intermediary or any member of Ihe governor's slaff. Kirk said lie would nol appear in Tampa loday for a conlempl hearing in lhc court of U.S. Disl. Judge 13cn Krenlzman, au- thor of the integration order, but would be represented by an attorney. liriggs declined lo say what his next movo would like a coach, I don't really ex- pect lo lalk about (he game plan Irefnro llic said lie had talked with U.S. Justice Ue- parlmcnl officials who had ap- proved bis undisclosed plan of action. Ili'iggs added thai bis advice to the Kirk forces was lo act "like Ibc Arabs in the steal away." A superior force of deputy sheriffs and stale troopers prev- ented three deputy marshals and an assistant U.S. atlorncy from taking nclual custody of Ihe Kirk aides and six lawmen in a confrontation at the school Iward office Thursday. All nine were accused of obstructing jus- lice. Kirk lias been ordered by Judge Krelzman to relinquish control of llic school system lo Supl. Jack Davidson and Ihe county school board. Area Tops One The weatherman promises no more rain for Abilene today, although some cloudiness is pre- dicted through tomorrow. Last night's heaviest rainfall was east of here, with the following towns reporting an inch or more: Baird, 1.25; ABILKNE .............2-Day -.Total Municipal Airport .......II Total for Year 4.40 Normal for Year 3.54 ALBANY 1-04 ANSON 1-00 BAIRD 1.25 BALLINGER Tr. BLACKWELL ...........37 BRECKENRfDGE .......10 BUFFALO GAP ..........5C CISCO Tr. CLYDE l.CO COLORADO CITY ........13 HAMLIN .25 HASKELL .........05 1IAWLEY ...............70 LAWN 1.04 MERKEL PUTNAM ................in HOBY ...................32 ROTAN .50 SNYDEI! ................Tr. STAMFORD .............H2 SWEF.TWATER .15 TUSCOLA ...............M WKSTBROOK ...........15 WINTERS; ...-.v.........M Albany and Lawn, 1.04 ca'ch; Clyde and Ansun, one inch each. Abilcnc's .11 inch brought (lie year's rainfall total to 4.-IO "inches .8fi inch above normal for the year- High lemperalure loday will be in (he lower 70's; high tomorrow will be around 80. Nca'r dawn today skies were clear over far west Texas and the Panhandle. Elsewhere it was parity cloudy to cloudy, with the shower activity expected lo end gradually from the west by lonighl. Final Decision on By HARRY F. KOSENTHAL Associated Press Winter CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) The Inn man in lhc space agency flew lo Cape Kennedy today lo make Hie final decision on whether Apollo 13 is launched lo lhc moon Saturday willi a last-minute substitute aboard. The weather for Ihe scheduled p.m. CST launch also caused some lale concern. The latest forecast was for cloudy skies and possible showers. It was left to NASA adminis- trator Thomas 0. Paine lo rule whether John L. Swigcrt, Hie backup command module pilot, can mesh lalenl and personality with prime crew members James A. l.ovcll Jr. and Fred W. liaise Jr. If not, Hie flight would be postponed until May 9 ill a cost of .Swigcrt was willi Lovcll and liaise in practice sessions Ibis morning, concentrating on those stages of flight that require close coiirdhiHlion. The center couch aboard the spacecraft was adjusted for Swigcrt who is 40 pounds heav- ier at 180 and inches taller than the man he may replace. Thomas K. MaKingly II, who had llic misforlunc not lo be im mime" lo Ihe German measslcs lo which he was exposed, all but ruled oul of lhc mission Thursday. Physicians figured they'd be taking loo much of a chance sending him on Ihe 10- day flight. While Swipe-it worked out in simulators willi his new crew- mates, the sleek, 3G3-fool high Salurn 5 rocket was being read- ied as if no uncertainties existed about its human cargo. The qucsl ion was not how well lie knew bis job. His training had been identical with Malling- ly's, hut always willi different cabin males. "It's really a compatibility sort of Ihing lo gel him up lo speed, in language and re- sponse this sort of a space agency spokesman said. "It's a mailer of responding and knowing. A lol of limes llicy use their own sort of shorthand in speaking." Such compatibility could be crucial in an emergency. Lovell, Ihe mission command- er, was known lo have misgiv- ings about having an iindersln- dy step in just before curtain lime. His appraisal of how well Swificrl fit in was a major fac- tor in the final decision. Mission Director Chester Leon the launching lo proceed after a 2'.2 hour conference willi NASA officials about all aspects of the flight. Vice President Kpiro T. Ag- new rfnrt Chancellor Willy Brandl of West Germany head- wlNDEX Amusements 1 2A Eridcie 8A Clarified 12-18B Comics I IB Editoriah IOB Horoscope 98 Patienls 6B Cbiluaries 3A Shorts 13- ISA To Your Good Heallh 2A TV Log 8B Women's News 2. 38 cri the list of distinguished guests cxpcclcd for lhc liftoff. Others included Secretary of State William P. Rogers, Hous- ing and Urban Development Secretary George W. Tionmcy, and Agriculture Secretary Clif- ford M. Hardin. The mission of Apollo 13, America's third expedition lo Ihe moon, is lo land and explore a hilly uptsiid region and dig into iis surface for rocks lhat may be fire billion years old- older than Ihe earth. There will be more tests lo de- Icrmincl be moon's origin and secrels of the universe. Lovell, who has logged more hours in space than another man, and liaise, a rookie, plan to walk (he rFa Manro uplands twice lor four to five hours each. Part of tlieir exploration will be televised back lo earth in color. The landing teams of Apollos 11 und 12, Ihe first lunar visi- tors, set down in tlie "sea" areas of (he moon Ihe flat plains where there was the least landing danger. The lauding in Kra Mauro is more fraught with danger and the approach lo the moon has been changed to give Lovcll and Haise an extra 15 seconds of fuel lo search for a safe site. BOB KEYES Scmlnolc senior MARKAUET SCUMBLING senior of Ilasca Education Majors Mr., Miss ACC Two senior education majors have been named Mr. and Hiss Abilene Christian College for Hie 1069-70 school year. They are Bob Keyes, a physical education major from Sominolc, and Miss Margaret Sclmieling, a math education major from Itasca. They were selected in sludcnt voling lasl month. Kcycs is (he son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil N. Keycs. He is a intiG graduate of Seminolc High School. Al ACC he is a memlrer of "Who's Who among Students in American Colleges and Univer- sities" and serves as president of the PEMM Club, vice presi- dent of the TSEA, and vice president of Trojans social club. lie earned a freshman letter in track and four varsily letters in football. In IM9 he was an ACC football captain and honorable mention All-Southland Conference center and was voted by coaches as "Best Blocker." The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Schmcling, Miss Schmcling is a 19B6 graduate of Itasca High School. She was salulatorian of her class. At ACC she is a member o[ (be dean's honor roll, Kappa Delta Pi and "Who's Who." She is secretary of Alpha Chi and president of Ko .lo Kai. She was homecoming queen lasl November and attended Texas Clirislian University in 19GG-G7. Carpenter Truck Firm Constructing Plant Work has begun on an project on casl U.S. 80 lo house Carpenter Truck Repairing Inc., a Mack truck dealership, owner James A. Carpenter said Thursday. Construction is by A. L. Trowbridge of Abilene. The binding will be acquired by Carpenter on a lease-purchase plan. Carpenter's current business site is located cast o[ the construction area. He hopes lo move into lhc new location with Iris slaff of 11 persons by June. An Abilene businessman 11 years, began his repair work career in 1945. He was willi Halliburlon Co. several years, mainly in West Texas and New Mexico. Mr. and All's. Carponler live at 841 Piedmont. Two sons, Clayton and Gary, work with their father. A daughter, Mrs. John McDonald, teaches school al Concordia, Kan. Carpcnler said lie plans to add new equipment at his new site, which will have square feet of floor space. Outraged Defendant1 Throws Court Chair WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Wealhcr Pg. ABILENE AND VICINITY radius) Parlly cloudy this allerr.ocn, Ityi gM and Saturday; a little vrnrmer Saturday. this aflernoon, in the 7u's; tonight. SO-Si; high SHlurday, a'cu--d 80. Ltfiht northerly vvirds today. becoming southerly al 5-15 m.p.h. Saturday High arjl low for 74-houri crtdira 9 a.m.: 4? and 57. High and lew lame date last year: Sursjt lait n'ghl: loday: SL-nscI lonighl: KAN ANTONIO (AP) Screaming lhat there is "no jus- tice in this court for a black a Negro hurled a chair and shouted obscenities Thurs- day after a jury convicted him of murder. Lawrence Johnson's outburst occurred minules after he was found guilty of murder wilh mal- ice in lhc fatal boating and stomping lasl August of Mi- chael Perkins, a fellow prisoner in Ihe Bexar Counly jail. The 37th district court jury later assessed a life sentence bul Johnson, 22, from Waco, look il calmly. Prosecutors had songhl the death penally. He was the second prisoner convicted in the slaying. Six more, also cellmates with Per- kins nl the lime he died, re- main lo be Iricd. Two deputies were cut by glass when Johnson bursl through a door pane. His outbursl began this way: Shortly aflcr tbc jury returned its vcrdicl and retired lo delib- erate punishment, Judge Rich- ard Woods wenl into his office to confer with lawyers. Asst. Disl. Ally. Charles Con- away slarted lo leave the court- room and his way was blocked by Johnson's feet, propped up against Ihe judge's bench as he sat in a chair. Conaway asked Johnson lo let him pass but then decided to go around him. Witnesses said Johnson Ihcn snatched up a heavy oak chair, screamed obscenities, and threw the chair al Conaway. lie missed as deputies grabbed him. Lawrence called officers, courl officials and (he jury "while pigs." As he was led slill screaming from the courtroom, he bolted into Ihe big plate glass panel or a courtroom door. Two dep- uties who cut their hands Irailed blood as Ihoy led him to a cell. "Thai's nol didn't do anything Johnson yelled from his cell. "If I had, I would have said so. I have never done anything lo get thrown in jail." Testimony showed Johnson convicted of burglary in lAibbnck and received a probat- ed sentence, and was in jail here for possession of marijuana at the lime of the beating dealb. Judge Woods Ihreatened to bind, manacle and gag Johnson, but he agreed to behave. Crossfire in Cambodia 73 Viet Men, Women, Children Cut Down Hy T. JEFF WILLIAMS PRASAUT, Cambodia (AP) Al leasl 7.1 Vielnamcse men, women and children held behind barbed wire in this lown were killed by automatic weapons fire early today. They were cm down about Iho S.-.THC lime a Vicl Cong force al- lacked Prasaul, 20 miles from Soulh Vietnam, from all sides for six hours wilh mortars, B40 rockets and rifles. The cxacl circumstances sur- rounding Hie slaughter of the Vietnamese held under guard as security risks were nol clraT. Cambodian troops in position around Ibc detent Inn camp were hcsilant to discuss it. One lieutenant said the Viel- namcse, rounded up Wednes- day, were killed in a crossfire between attacking Viel Cong and Cambodian troops. Two Viet Cong bodies were slill lying in the dry pffddy field only 100 yards from the deten- tion camp which is on the ex- posed eastern edge of Prasaut. A nearby thatch house lay in smouldering ruins and troops said Viet Cong grenades did il. The (wo buildings inside lhc BO by 100 fool enclosure whore the Vietnamese arc kepi showed no signs of being shot up in a cross fire Ilial would have to bo prolonged lo cause tlw kind of carnage slill visible, One of the buildings had a concrete base which could have provided cover. In addition there were Iwo deep drainage ditches on two sides where the 150 or more Vietnamese could have hidden. Bul by the pools of blood in the middle of Ihe compound, il appeared mosl of Ihem died there. Hours aflcr lhc .shooting, there were two persons wilh Red Cross armbands attempting In give firsl aid to lhc 35 or more badly wounded who lay moaning ami twisting in pain. Pigs snuffled and rooted for scraps of food near flic bodies bul those still alive were loo stunned and shocked to care. A woman wilh a small child asked for money lo buy milk for her baby son. A truck load of Cambodian troops pulled up and she retreated hurriedly lo Ihe safety of other Vietnamese hud- dled in small groups. A major with Ihe troops, when asked how the Vielnamcse had been killed, replied: "They are all Viel Cong." When asked for details he begged off by saying he had just arrived in Prasaut. In (he grassy compound, heavy wilh Ihe smell of death and thovsound of women and chfldrcfr Sobbing, an old Viet- namew! spoke in Cambodian. He managed only a few words of French bul said "pas Viet Cong, pas Viet Viet Cong he looked around him. On two sides of the little area lay Ihe bodies, lined up near Ihe loose throe-strand barbed wire fence. Straw mats and light blankcls, parl of Ihe few posses- sions Ihe Vietnamese brought when removed from Ihcir homes in Prasaul, covered Hie bodies. At least cighv were chil- dren under 10. A precise count of llic dead was difficult be- cause some bodies were still en- twined under the   

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