Abilene Reporter News, April 25, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

April 25, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 25, 1970, Abilene, Texas YEAR, NO. 310 OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AsHIP mm 3 STAR FINAL J. Jill MHl iWtr KV1? I A mn-. --------------------________- Methodists Vote Million for Minorities through in a wonderful wav. 1 minoritv JACK MeMmry College ST. IXHJts Funds totaling fffl million were voted here Friday by the United Methodist Church's General Conference for (he support of minority groups Md black higher education. Bishop AJsie H. Carlelon of the Northwest Texas Conference hailed the (ienpra! conference a "turning point" for the church. "I think our church through in a wonderful way. 1 think we have turned Ihe corner in learning how to deal with minority groups, and I think we have come a long way in closing the generation Bishop Carleton said. He referred to the con- ference's handling of requests from black members of ihe church and in (he enthusiastic response given to requests by young people. "We heard the requests of minority groups and youth groups; we listened carefully and gave positive Carleton said. Carleton said he thought that Ihe decisions voted at the five- day general conference were ones that Methodists in West Texas and New Mexico "could live with." "I think our people will support these decisions and we can meet the needs that are before us." The Bishop was especially enthusiastic in his pi-aise of the many young people who were much in evidence at the con- ference. "They listened attentively; they did their homework; they studied; they brought some proposed legislation which 1 think will involve our youth and challenge our he said. Carlelon termed Ihe con- ference an "eventful one." He said the conference rearranged Apollo the priorities of the church to meet the needs of minority groups, young people and other pressing social concerns." He said the funding programs designed to help black Melhodists was kept within the regular channels of the church using established boards and agencies and expressed gratitude for such action. The General Conference adjourned at p.m. Friday, when it was verified that a quorum was no longer present. Delegates had been in session for five days and many had been beaten down. A great deal of proposed legislation was left unfinished and referred to Ihe 1972 General Conference scheduled f o r Atlanta, Oa. Among the controversial items which never reached, the floor were several involving proposed modifications to Ihe church's nile on civil disobedience and Not Be Delayed By 13's Trouble Serious munching Deborah New, left, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. T. New of Abilene, regards the proceedings during the Friday night performances of the Hardin Simmons Uni- versity Rodeo with an air of amusement as does her cousin, Johnny Mack New center. But Stuart Lee New, right, is taking his popcorn seriously. Stuart Lee and Johnny Mack are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. V. New of Abilene. See story Pfi 1-D. (Staff Photo hy Bill Adams Once-Calm Senate Race Fast Becoming Regular Slugfest By GARTH JONES Associated Press Writer With a hare week of cam- paigning left until election day, both Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate pulled out all stops again Friday in efforts lo gain a last minute advantage with voters. "My opponent: continues to falsify about the record to Ihe people of Sen. Ralph Yarhorotigh, D-Tex., said in Dal- las in rebuttal lo Lloyd Bent- sen's charges lhat Yarborough is using federally-paid workers In his campaign. "He continues his artempl.s lo mislead Uie peo- ple of Texas." "Perhaps we should leave il lo the voters on May 2 to de- termine whose campaign has been waged in accoi-dance with decency, honesty and fair Benlsen said in a telegram to Don't forget time change Oaylighl saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday. Turn clocks ahead one hour. Yarborough, released by his Austin headquarters. "You have repeatedly assail- ed me as an insurance promo- ter bent on defrauding policy- holders, as a lax dodger, as a1 war monger and a war prof- iteer, each of which Is un- mitigated Bentsen said. "You have used federally-paid employes as campaign workers in Texas in yaur behalf, which is a blatantly unethical practice heretofore avoided by members of the Senate seeking re-elec- tion in this state.. .you have told audiences that I introduced a bill in Congress to establish a segregated system of veterans hospitals...This is either a delib- erate falsehood or the figment of your imagination...every is- sue I have raised in this cam- paign pertains to your sei-vice arid your voting record. I shall continue to conduct this type of Turn hi HACKS, Pg. Z-A WASHINGTON (API A stray piece of wire insulation or a bit of aluminum may have caused Ihe explosion lhat imper- iled ihe Apollo .13 astronauts. Bnl Ihe spacemen said Friday they wouldn't hesitate lo fly the moonship again. OK Rciccn A. Petrone, Apollo program director, told newsmen after a Senate Hearing at which two of the astronauts appeared thai "we greatly suspect energy sources inside." "We can't rule out an outside Pelrone said, and add- ed: "Wire insulation can be an energy source. Aluminum wire can be an energy source." James A. .Ir., and .lack I... Siwgej-f Jr., who .splashed down a week ago after a har- rowing six days in space, were given repeated applause by Ihe slanding-room crowd that jammed ihe space coinmiiu-.e hearing. Fred Raise .Ir., the third astronaut, remained in Mansion where lie is recovering from a urinary infection suffered on the flight. Swigerl, .asked if he felt Ihe astronauts had been put to un- necessary risks, replied: "I probably had the shortest lour on record as a flight crew lo the facl he replaced astronaut Thomas K. Haltingly II only 48 hours be- fore Ihe "I never fell any reluctance lo he said. "I never felt Hiere was any unnecessary risk at all. IVEATHElT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERO ESSA WEATHER BUREAU CWMrnflr Map, ll-C] ABILENE AND VICINITY rariiuj) Mostly cloudy Saturday and Saturday night, with scattered ttiunder- storms Saturday Mternoon. Partly cloudy 1 and warmer Sunday. High Saturday In low 70s, row Saturday night In Hie low 40s. high Sunday rrear 80. Southerly winds, 5 mpti to mpti. Probability of ruin Saturday, 40 per cenl. TEMPERATURES p.m. If you ask me. would I gn back and fly ihe command module again, I would have no hesita- tion at all." Or. Thomas 0. Paine, Ihe space agency administrator, said telemetry data from Ihe "Spacecraft'at (he'time of.the ex- plosion "will permft a precise and early identification" of tlie causes of the failure. "The oxygen thermos flask believed to be involved is a rela- tively simple component and corrective action should not prove lo be a major he said. "If this (urns out lo be the hp. said, "We should be able lo proceed with Apollo NEWSINM3X H and subsequent flights" on schedule. Apollo 14 is being pre- pared for Oclober launch. But whether that flight gees as scheduled to the moon's Ut- trow makes another try for Pra Maurp in the highland.? not been decided. "This hilly region remain.? a Turn In APOU.O, Tg. !-A the right to dissent from the law. Others left sianding Involved resolutions concerning the war in Vietnam, conscientious objection to military service and others. After a four hour-debate conference voted: million annually to be placed at the disposal of the "Com- mission on'Hellgion and Race" to support self-determination of minority people; million annually for the benefit of black colleges, related to the Board of Education; for scholarships for minority groups; ?10 million for higher education loan funds, recom- mending lhat all boards and agencies make available to the Board of Education not less than 10 per cent of Invested reserves for this purpose. II was estimated thai there Is in excess of million Ln reserves and Investments for all nf the agencies the 11 million members denomination. The historic action was made In response to a dramatic presentation earlier in the week by Black Methodists for Church Renewal. The funds voted Friday for and 1972. The 1972 Genera] Conference will review the needs and programs. Dr. Charles Lutrick, Amarillo district superintendent, praised Ihe idea of putting the church's invested money to work. "The whole of tlus action was lo pare and take up the slack in terms of loose he said. A n limber of actions were I a ken to give youth a greater share of responsibilities at all levels of the church. Astrology Bridge CloisifieH Church News Comics....... Editorial! Farm Market) OhitirtriM Oil Sports TV Lo9 TV Scout IDA IDA 3-7D 1, IDA 1C 3D ID 10, 1IC 4A 6P 7D 70 7, Fighting Off Women Isn't Always Just Fun and Games CHICAGO (API A 42-year-old bachelor who says he wants to remain one has filed suit for an injunction to hall UK advances of a pugnacious widow" who he claims is trying to force him to marry her. In nis Circuit Court suit, filed Thursday, Henry Fokt. who op- erates a Iravrl agency from his home, charges Josephine Baczyk aboiil 37, frequently used violence m her allcmpls to "snare" him. As an example, the suit slates Mrs. Baczyk went to Fokt's home on or about July 14 and made advances to Fokl. "When the plaintiff rejected her the suit alleges, "she broke each and every dish in his pajitry and threw him on the floor, leaving his kitchen in a shambles." And at least a hundred times, F'okt complained, Mrs Baczyk stood in front of his home-office yelling at him because he had "rejected her violent, amorous attentions." "The plaintiff fears this pugnacious widow and honestly believes she will do as she has told him carry out Ihreals to kill' or injure him for Ihe suit slates. Abilene, Area Plays Win 65 A4 it 4? 70 49 48 it 47 41 I'M 67 45 High and low for 24 p.m.: 70 and High and low date lint y and 53. Sunset last ntghl: lunrlia tortnyi sunsel lonight: J-.IS. r Baromel'r reading 10 o.m. M.OV Humidity al 10 p.m.: 14 per cenl. One-act play casts from Abil- lorie, Snydor, Itoseoe and Haw- lay High Schools won first place in regional Intel-scholastic League contests Friday night. Abilene High was 'awarded first place Friday nighl for their performance of "Meiton of Ihe directed by Barney Hammond, in Odessa. In Lubhock, Roscoe High took first place in the flegion T, Class A contest wilh their play "Alice In Wonderland." In Stephenville, winner of the Region If R contest was Haw- ley High with "Will 0' The competing against six nfher schools George Berry, AHS junior who portrays the tille role of Merlon, was chosen "Best Actor." Berry also look that honor in district competition. Three AHS cast members, Debbie Ales, Denise Dendy and Mark Smith, were named to the All siar cast. The win by Abilene with Ihe (ieorge Kaufman March Connelly comedy about the trials of a stage-struck youth marks Ihe third appearance in three years at the regional contest. They will travel lo Austin May 9 and 10 to try for a state win. The AHS cast was also comprised of Debbie Kersey, 71 Dear Abbie: Can Males Attend Teas? WASHINGTON (AP) Abbie Hoffman of the hirned. away at the While House Friday when he tried to attend a ladies' tea with rock singer Grace Slick. Hoffman, dressed in "straight" clothes and his hair fairly short, both amused and dismayed -well-dressed. women a tea 'for 'College" nlmrmae given by Tricia Nixon. "Of .Finch.' Tricia commented. "It he been, we would have Invited him." Slick, of the rock group, _ tlso de- clined to Miter when Hoffman, whom ttm caHed her bodyguard, wu refused admittance. "We're not going to let one of the first indies of the New Na- tion go In there Hoffman quipped lit the gate. "I always have somebody with at the. White said Miss Slick, who said she needed a guard be- cause of (hreals againsl her life. Mary Beth Busby, Miss Slick's former roommate at Finch and in charge of reserva- tions for Ihe tea, told the couple I hit one man among 350 women '.would be'out of place and lhal .Hqffman'conld mrt.enter. Hoffman draped the 'nag of his New Nation political move- marijuana on a black the WhitB House fence and shouted over his shoulder: "We're coming back July 4 with peo- Indicating future demon- straitens plans. Hoffman was one of Ihe much-publicized defendants In Ihe trial at Chicago of seven demonstrators in the I960 Dem- ocratic National Convention dis- orders. Secret Service personnel, gel- ring woi-d of Hoffman's pres- ence at the gate, kept the tea guests waiting on the sidewalk !n steady rain while each was checked through the gate. A While House spokesman said Slick would have been admitted 'without Hoffman, but' "Nobody needs a bodyguard in tiw White House." "They lose t lot of guests In Hoffman commented. "Hey, Dick, ain't you a- shamed of what you Hoff- man shouted through the fence. "You should be ashamed yourself, Nixon." President Nixon already had left the White House for his weekend retreat at Camp David in Maryland. The White House said Miss SUcfc had heen invited as a Finch alumna. Miss Slick said she spenf one year at Finch, a college in New York City from which Ihe Presi- dent's daughter was tfrariiiatoi, 'and that was enough." "Because it was ste explained. "You don't really learn anything there. It's ]ust n to keep chicks until they get married." Whtlt Hoffman was rather conservatively dressed In a green suit, white and neat- ly knotted tie, Miss Slick wore a knit blouse under a leather jacket, a midi length full skirt tnd boou. NO TEA FOR THESE TWO Sinfifr Grace Slick and Yippie Abbie Hottmaji William Baach, Steve Jenkis, Danny Williams, David Williams and Mark Smith. Crew members were Joyce Pillans, Robert Wommack, Gary Stevenson anrt l.incia Balranum. Roscoe chosen (or the regional All-Star cast includ- ed Denise Schneider and Way- The Snyder play, "Elizabeth Ihe was directed by .Jerry and won ils first place on Thursday in Odessa. .loe Wilmn was chosen "Best Actor" and Kathie Martin won Actress" honors Pani Hartsfield, Gary Ten-ell and Brad Maule were chosen for AJI Star Cast. The Snyder Black and Gold Band, directed by Don Eiring, was awarded ils 16th sweep- .slakcs awards in !7 years, Thursday in Midland competi- tion. Ranger Given Hospital Loan RANGER (RNS) Sen. John Tower and Rep. Omal- Burleson have announced that the Dept. Heallh, Education and Welfare, has approved a Public Facilities 1-oan of lo the Rangnr Hospital District for construction of A proposed new 3fi bed hospilal for the district. The announcement was made Friday. Earlier (his week the 91st District Court denied a motion by a local group seeking lo have Ihe recent hospital district election set aside as invalid, claiming Ihm. the voting was restricted to property holders and that therefore denied voting rights were denied to some people. The hospilal is estimated tn cost ;