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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                gfottene Reporter WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAR, NO. 306 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 21, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Prcaj SUNDAY Pause in War Caught in the chaos of a coun- try lorn by widening war, this Cambodian soldier pauses for a moment lo puff a cigarette during military operation against village about 55 miles east of Phnom Penh. In one of the most recent develop- ments in'llial country, South Vielnamcse troops with armored equipment ly thrust into Cambodia Mon- day, attacking North Viet- nam and Viet Cong troops. (AP Wire-photo) Cambodians March Civilians Into Fire By JOHN V1NOCUB. SAA'NG, Cambodia (AP) Cambodian riflemen marched a group of Vietnamese civilians tarrying a while (lag inlo Ibe tcclh of Viet Cong automatic weapons lire today al the order of a Cambodian general. The Vietnamese were lold to ask the Vicl Cong in this village 18 miles south of Phnom Penh lo go away and let them live in peace. The Viet Cong opened up on the group, wounding at least Iwn of the Vietnamese. Gen. Sosten Kcrnandcs lold neivsmeti: "II was H gnod way lo discover where the Viols have their auloinalic weapons. Now we know where they arc so the mission was an extremely fruitful nnc for us." rinses brought the Vietnamese lo the village on Ihe Bas- sac River which the Vicl Cong took over Sunday. The Cambo- dians said the Vietnamese were S. Viet Rangers Thrust Into Cambodia By ELL1E RUCKEIl and BE1TY GTUSSOM How Do You Write Queen of England? Q. Could you tell me linw Ic address a Idler lo "the lluccn of England and be sure II ii'JH'gcl lo licr and he answered personally? How should I address her In the Icllcr A. We can tell you how lo address a letter lo Hie Queen but we can't guarantee thai It'll be answered personally or otherwise. Oil the envcopc address it: The Queen's Most Hxcollent Majesty or Her Gracious Majesty, the Queen. Begin the letter wilh "Madam" or "May il please your Majesty." Your best bet would probably he lo ask the Queen's private secretary forward your loiter lo her. His address is Michael Adeane, G.C.H., G.C.V.O., Privale Secretary lo the Queen, Buckingham Palace, S.W.I., London, England. Q. Does anyone in Abilene give private cooking lessons? Or, are Ihcrc any cooking classes open lo the public? If so, what are Ihe fees? I don't know anything annul cooking and would have to'start al rock-hnllom. A. Ileing on botlom isn'l loo bad if some- one else is there too, 'so you might enjoy Ihe Wednesday classes held from 9 a.m. to a.m. at Ihe Adult llomemaking Center al S. nth SI. Mrs. Anna Clcwlow, home economist who teaches the free classes, says the lessons include basic cooking techniques, budget, and lime management. Q. Cnuld you lell me how to make cotton candy? I have (lie machine, hut rion'l know where lo hiiy the colton candy mix. A. We havcn'l Ihe foggiest notion liow to make it but Ihe mix may be obtained at most toy stores, or you can write De Lux Topper Cnrporalion, 107 Turunibiill, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 0720fi, for Ihe mix. 0. Arc Ihcrc any rognlalions or laws pertaining lo riding motor-powered bicycles or mnrlnrcylcs on the grassy nr diri areas In ]inbllc parks? A. Yes, there arc, according lo the assistant cily allorney. The ordinance reads thai no one shall ride or operate a molor vehicle in any area that has been designated as a public park or recreation area except on roads, slrccls, or parking areas maintained for such purposes. Arc the figures ever published giving the amount of revenue laken In annually hy the United Slates Post Ofllce Dcpl. ami lurnrd over lo Ihe U.S. Treasury Depl.? H so. whal arc Ihe figures for the last several years and also, (he deficit and figures for (he same period. A. Revenues and expenses of the Post Office Dcpl. arc published in Hie Annual Report of the Postmaster General. Kevonuos, expenses arc shown in the follow- ing table: SAIGON (AP) South Viet- namese forces were making their third major Ihrusl into Cambodia today, mill 144 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops reported killed during the first 24 hours of the operalion. Initial field reports said 20 South Vielnamcse soldiers were killed and 75 wounded Monday, the firsl day of fighting. It was the heavies! losses rcjwrled for Ihe South Vietnamese in three massive sweeps across Ihe bor- der in Ihe past week. Informed sources said a task force of up lo South Viet- namese Dancers and scores of tanks and armored personnel carriers drove as much as Iwo miles inlo Cambodia's Svay Rieng Province, about 55 miles west nf Saigon. The crossing was made near Ihe Sotilh Vielnamesc town of Tuycn Binh, on the under side of the leiTilorial proluberance known as the Parrot's Beak and about 25 miles southwest of Ihc Highway 1 border crossing where the Iwo previous penetra- tions into Cambodia were made. The sources said the Saigon troops ran inlo strong enemy forces shortly aflcr Ihc opera- tion was launched Monday morning. Pushing across open ground through rice paddies and a cluster of villages, Ihc South Vietnamese reported capturing 15 prisoners, 71 weapons, nearly 4.000 pounds of rice and l.flOII Russian rifle cartridges. As it did during Hie Iwo pre- vious operations across the bor- der, Soulh Vietnamese head- quarters announced the new as- sault but placed it on the Viel- namesc side of the border. Highly placed sources s-'.iid this was done for "obvious political although informed sources have said the cross-llic- border operations have Ihc full approval of local Cambodian au- Ihorities. There was no immediate evi- dence of any American involve- ment. One U.S. officer said that lo the best of his knowledge American advisers were nol wilh the who moved inlo Cambodia. METHODIST CONFERENCE Move Made to Say FBI 'Unwelcome' By JACK HOLDEM ST. LOUIS Nearly 1MIO delegates lo Hie special.session of Ihe United Methodism General passed through the [irsl full day of Iheir mccling here Monday with a sensitive air of watchful waiting but without any serious confrontations. As Lubbock attorney Harold Ha winger put it, "il's a lillle too early lo lell. We haven't had anything of a test nature ycl which would give us a true indication as to how the conference will finally turn out." Borrero Again Leads Colombia Vote Race BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) Official figures pul Ihe govern- ment candidate back in the lead Monday night in Colombia's presidential race, and angry superiors of ex-diclator Gusta- vo Kojas Pinilla took to the slrccls in Bogota and other ma- jor cities lo protest. The civil registrar's office re- ported that wilh 93 per cent of Ihe vole connled, Mi.sael Paslra- na Borrero had voles to for Ttojas Pinilla. Trailing far behind wilh some voles between them were Iwo breakaways from the National Front, moderate leftist Rclisario lictancur and righisl Evaristo Sourdis. fiojas, the 70-year-old former military slronpman, hn.d claimed victory Sunday night when unofficial results gave him a vole lead. He ac- cused the government of a "giant national and internation- al fraud" and Inld his followers: "Re Pastrana, a 47-year-old .law- yer-economist and former am- bassador to Ihc United Stales, also claimed victory. A hundred thousand troops patrolled Bogota and other ma- jor cilies Monday night as Rojas demonslralors roamed the slreets. Police in Bogota used bayonets and tear gas to break up one crowd marching on the office of El a newspa- per lhat Rojas suspended when he was president and thai fought his comeback campaign. The Council of Ministers met lo consider calling a slale of siege lhal would impose a na- tionwide curfew and restrict travel and public meetings. Archbishop Anibal Duque called on Ihe candidates lo meet and adopt measures lo slem disorder. President Carlos Lleras Rcs- trepo tried to calm Ihe public wilh a broadcast in which lie said he would hand over the presidency lo the man officially declared the winner. Fiscal Yenr 1947 Mil 1949 Revenues arid 5.M0.1I! 4.J5S.83X Accrued Expsnles t.inmi 4.6U.9H 1.1J7.U4 l.OiO.PU) 'Includes revenues from penally and franked mail of Government. Revenues Include operating reimbursements and are without deduction tor obligations financed from revenues. IN OBSERVANCE OF ABILENE'S 89TH ANNIVERSARY OUR WUK-ENDER REDUCED TO 89 THIS WEEK ONLY Family Week-Ender FRI.-SAT.-SUN. 3 Lines 3 Days No Exlcnfion qr Rtfund Th'n Approximalely 15 AverogB Worefi No Phonft Qrdtri Only 89 CASH IN ADVANCE YOU SAVE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS DEADLINE THURS. 3 P.M. Lubbock Man Crash Victim .1AYTON A Lubbock man was killed and five others injured in a one-car accident abau! p.m. Monday about 4 miles north of Jaytnn on Hwy. 70. Driver of Ihc auto, Billy .1. Benningficld, 37, of Lubbock, was pronounced dead at Ihe scene, according to Highway Patrolman Larry Gilbreath of Aspermont. The body was taken lo Foster Funeral Home in Hamlin. Listed In fair condition at Hamlin Hospital were Mr. Benningbietd's wife, Fay R. Bcnningfield, and four children, Samuel Lelaml, 10; Susie Lcncz, 8; Billy Kevin, 6; and flrcnda Kay, 6. nilbrealh said Ihe car was travelling norlli and Benning- field ran off the road into a creek bed. WEATHER" U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMHEKCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU...... (Wealter Map, Pg. ABILE.NE AND VICINITY (M-Mt'e lo parity ctoudy Tuesday and Tuesday nishl. Increased ctowdir.en WcdMsday wilh seme protwbllily cf Chance of rain JO pe' cenl. High Tuesday 80. Low Tuesday r.'ghl WctfPMday's in Ir4 windl from Ita swift. High Ar.d row for J4 hours endlr.o. al 9 a m. 74 and -rt. Hfch tow Icr iht sarre dale lasl year. II U. Sur.sei IAII nlghk p.m.; sunrLie Icriny: a.m.; lunset.. lonfghl: p.m. There was stir among the delegates Monday morning when a motion came before the conference lo declare FBI and Justice Department representatives unwelcome. The Rev. Hobcrl W. Moon of Sacramento, Calif., made Ihe original motion, saying he understood were in the crowd. Jloiin said, do nol desire ll'eir presence anions us and we do nol need [hem liere fir any of our purposes." The motion was referred to Ihc commiltee on rules of the conference on molinn of a City, Miss., atiorncy, .John C. Satterficld, afler he said, "Assistance may be of great value lo all concerned." The chairman nf Ihc program committee of Ihc commission on unlorlainmenl and program of Ihc conference, the Rev. Irving L. Smilli of Oklahoma City, lolri the delegates, "No one invited the lo come." The cmpalliy of delcgalcs toward minority or speakers was demonstrated on several occasions. Speakers re- presenting Mexican-Americans, blacks, Asian-Americans, and Indian-Americans were soundly applauded as they came to mi- crophones and asked for greater representation on church boards commissions and commit- for more opportunities for leadership. Bishop Aslic H. Carlelon who presides over the Norlhwcst Texas and New Mexico Annual Conferences said lhat a spiril of unily prevailed on opening day and said he hoped Ihe cooperalivcncss, concern and Sec MKTRODI5T, 2A residents of Cambodia who had volunteered to "talk some sense" lo the Viet Cong. In the middle of the afternoon the group set oul on a road lead- ing from Ihe last Cambodian po- sition through KO man's land to Saang. Every -10 yards Ihc group slopned and appealed lo Ihe Viet Cong by a portable bull- horn. They also planned to dis- tribute leaflets in Vietnamese and Cambodian. When the group reached a bridge just before Ihe firsl structures in Saang, (he Vicl Cong opened fire. The Viet- namese and newsmen wilh Ihrm scattered inlo banana fields as Cambodian troops answered the Vicl Cong rounds. The Viel- nampse and the newsmen were caught in a crossfire. Tiie general said most of Ihe Vietnamese crawled to safely. exercise now gave us a good reading for our 105mm he said. As lie spoke Ihe big guns opened up. Vielnamcse were mostly women anil children. Many prayed as Ihey walked up the road. A young seminarian who held Ihe white flag on a bamboo pole was asked if he was really a volunteer. He shook his head and said he and the others had rounded up in four vil- lages. Many of Ihe older women sobbed as they moved. Some fingered rosary beads. iJiter in Ilic day, 10 of the Vielnamcse were thoughl to be missing. The general said the Viet Cong had about hvo battalions in Saang and were bringing up more men by motorcycle. H is the closest they have gotlen to Phnom Penh. An English-language newspa- per, the Saigon Post, said the Cambodian government was asking all Vietnamese living in border provinces lo "temporari- ly leave" Cambodia lo avoid being mistaken for Viet Cong. Al leasl COO Viclnamesc resi- dents of Cambodia, and perhaps many more, have been killed .since Sihanouk was overthrown lasl month. The government says they were caught in cross- fires government and Cambodian troops, but foreign observers generally arc con- vinced that they were massa- cred iii the anti-Vielnamcsc campaign which the govern- ment has whipped up. Dangerous bird is it of Abilene Zoo's new cassowaries, casts a wary eye al anyone ap- proaching his, or her, cage in Die Australian ex- hibil, which now all lour major types of flight- less birds. They are about four feel tail and look much more attractive in color. (Staff Photo by Jim Conley) Two Wives Really Dig for Culture SEIUNG, Okla. (AP) Cul- ture? Ixtrctla Irving and Sally Crane really dig a pick and shovel. That's how Uicy are raising tlie money for a forthcoming lour of Ihe arl centers of Eu- rope, starting In .September. Tlie two housewives, bolh in Uicir mid-305 and mothers, be- gan digging ditches and laying water pipe last January. They wanl to earn Tlie art Inur is costing a head, and they're taking Iheir husbands along for the Irip to England, Spain, Ilaly, France, Austria and the Netherlands. "When you want the money bad enough you will take all kinds of Mrs. Crane said. "But I never would have dreamed I would be doing con- struction work." It helped, of course, lhal the job of laying the feeder lines from Ihe water mains of Amori- la and Byron, (wo small norlli Nixon Sets Pullout Goal of NEWS INDEX Amusements 9B Business Notes 1OA Bridge................2B Clossilicd ............6-9B Ccmics................5B Editorials 4B Horoscope 6 A Hospital Palients 3A Obituaries.............2A Spoils 8.9A This Man's Arl .........9B To Yo-jr Good Heolth AA TV Log 10B Women's 3B WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon has fixed a goal of withdrawing an additional U. S. troops from Viel- nam in Ihe nexl roughly lo the pulloul pace of recent months. In a television-radio address lo the nation Monday nighl, the President said the number would be boosted should there be a breakthrough in peace ne- gotiations. However, he empha- sized: "I must report wilh rcgrst that no progress has taken place on the negotiating front." Nixon expressed concern about Communist military in- cursions in Cambodia and IMS, bul look a generally optimistic view of the Southeast Asian situ- ation. "We finally have'in sight (he just peace we are he said. "We can now say wilh confi- dence thai pacification is suc- ceeding. We can say wilh confi- dence lhat the South Viet- namese can develop the capabil- ity for Iheir own defense. We can say with confidence lhat all American combat forces can and will be withdrawn." Nixon spoke from his office in the Western While House al San Clenienle, Calif. Immediately afterward he and his wife Pal flew back lo Washington. A White House official who declined to be quoted by name told reporters Nixon plans lo complete the withdrawal of men during the next 12 months, give or take a few he said, the decision is irrever- sible. If Ihe Nixon plan is carried out, Ihc authorized U.S. troop ceiling would drop by May 1071 lo men. The peak ceiling early in 1969 was central Oklahoma towns, was won by Mrs. Irving's husband. Rnpcrl with his low bid on a subcontract. Mrs. Irving and Mrs. Crajie promplly put in [or jobs. had no experience but bolh were sturdy and they de- cided they could dig ditches as well a.s anybody. Grandparents lake care of the Inree Irving children, Bruce, 13, Terry, 11, and Bradley, 7, and Mrs.' Crane's two, Chuck, 12 and Tim, 10, while Iheir moth- ers dug those ditches. Irving's work crew also included eight men. "I have one of Ihe best hus- bands you can declared Mrs. Crane. "When I get home, lie lias supper, has cleaned up the house and kids, and even throws a load of clothes in the. washer every once in a while." Crane is a technician with a pipeline company. The women work from 6 a.m. lo around or p.m. and Irving pays them the going rale of an hour. Irving said his wife and her friend do belter work than some of his male ditch diggers. "Some of those men I had working for me would lake a half hour to get anything done aflcr he commented.- "Wilh the they come oul of lhat truck and know whal Iliey are going to do when they get there." Eastland Mayor Dies; Riles Pend K (RN'S) Funeral services for William F. (Frank) Dealon, Mayor of Easllanti and owner of Eastland Auto Ports, arc pending wilh Killingsworth Funeral Home. Mr. Deaton died In West Texas Medical Center shortly before midnight Jfonday. He was appointed mayor for another term Monday night by the Kastland City Commission. Mitchell Aide Gets Walking Papers By WILLIAM BARTON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Ally. Gen. John N. Milchell, re- cently hired a press aide for his wife, has decided lo dismiss his own image-maker. .Jack C. Landau, director of the Justice Department's infor- mation office under Mitchell, has been given.his walking pap- ers, according lo sources close lo Itie allorney general. Asked aboul Ihc report Mon- day, landau acknowledged he was looking for anolhcr job, but conlcndod he would remain al Justice as long as llilchcll wants him to slay. Bul sources close to Milcholl said Landau, a former Washing- ton reporter, was lold he did not fil Ihc mold of what an adminis- tration spokesman should be. The firing of Landau came shortly before Mitchell hired Kay Wocstendiek as press as- sislanl for his controversial wife, Martha. Dut the dismissal was not dis- closed until aflcr a Washington cdutalional television station, WKTA-TV, fired Mrs. Woes- lendiek's hsuband, William, as. editor of. Its Newsroom program because of his wife's new em- ployment. No announcement has been made on Landau's replacement. Woeslcndiek. 46, was re- lieved of his dulies lasl Friday in a note saying he was dis- missed "pending further consid- eration of his dulies by WETA His wife had accepted Ihe job with Mrs. Mitchell April 9, the day after the Senate rejected the Supreme Court nomination of G. Han-old Carswcll, a Talla- hassee, Fla., federal appeals courl judge. Mrs. Mitchell earlier stimulat- ed comment with a. 2 a.m. phone call lo Ihc Arkansas Gazette at Lillle Rock, urging the newspa- per lo crucify Sen..J. W. Ful- bright, for his vole againsl Carswell. Landau's dismissal was un- rierslood to have occurred prior to Ihe Carswcll vole. No reason was disclosed publicly bat some high Justice officials were opposed to him. Sources said Landau was giv; en what was lermed "a reason- able time" to search for anolhcr job. While acknowledging he is looking for employment, he in- sisted he had not been dis- missed.   

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