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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                IRrilme OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 89TIL YEAR, NO. 317 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 1, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associnied Press SUNDAY ROBIN LEE GRAHAM when lie left five years ago and as he relumed UP Wlrtpbofo) Going Around Young Sailor Wants Hot Bath By ELL1K UUCKER and BETTY GRISSOM How Can B. J. Be Q I would like to express my opinion of (lie 11. J. Thomas show to Ins manager. Can you give me the name and address of his record company, his manager and the agency responsible for his appearance here? A. B. J. Thomas's recording contract is with Scepter Recording Company, Inc. at 254 West 54lh Street, New York, N.Y. You may wile to his manager, Dave Douds, at the William Morris Agency (also Ihe booking 435 North Michigan, Chicago, Illinois. If it's any cnnsulation to you a local ranio station has removed the B. J. Thomas records from its charts. His latest release have been Numlwr One this week, the station official says. ft. How long lias Houston been the largest city in Texas? When did It become the largest and why? A. The TOO census was the first in which Houston was the largest city in Texas. In 1915 the Houston Ship Channel was completed, which transformed Houston from an inland lo a port city, and has profoundly influenced the economic growth. Since then industries producing basic chemicals, refinery products, primary metals, and oil field equipment have been located in the Houston area, which has made it the fastest prowing large city in Texas. The population of Houston in 1956 was about seven times that of 1915. In comparison Dallas's growth has been shout. 4 and a half times what it was in 1915. fj. I would like lo have a price list of Ihe New-Analytical Bible. I wrote to (he publishing company anil used the address (hat I'rt had for years. My Idler was returned anil marked "Moved, not Forwardable." Is (here any way lo fmil out (liclr present address anil whether they arc slill In business? A. They are slill in business and their new address is: 1727 South Indiana Avc., Chicago, III. We are told they deal only with an agent and not individuals. We had a local book store send you a price list that may be of interest. Q. During (he recent elections, I heard that a voter must cast a vole for one person on each of the ballots If (here are two elections to be determined by that particular balloting. Consequently, if a person voted only for one candidate would Ilia! whole ballol he voided? A. No, it isn't necessary lo vote in more than one race for the ballol to be valid, says a local judge. If the intent of the voter is clear to the judge the ballot is counted. Just that one vole is counted and the rest of the ballot is as if the other candidates weren't on the ballot. This isn't uncommon. For instance many people don't understand a constitutional amendment, so they don't vote for it at all. This doesn't void the rest of their ballot, however. Address questions to Action Line, Box 30, Ahllcnc, Texas 70E04. Names will nol be used bat questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbers If possible.__________ LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) "1 don't like being by mused 21-year-old Robin I.ee spent 57 months and miles being just that to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world. His 33-foot sloop, The Return of .the Dove, Uie second of two boats he used on his long jour- ney, eased into Long Beach Ma- rina Thursday. Graham stepped ashore into the arms of Patti, 22, (he wife he won on the other side of Ihe globe. "A nice hot was his first fervent wish. "All I know is I'm glad to be home. It's heller than being out there." Out there was Honolulu, Ka- moa, Tonga, lie met Patti, a California girl oh a tour Solomon Islands, Austra- lia, South he married her seven months later America, the Carib- bean, through the Panama Ca- nal to Ihe Galapagos Islands and, starting March 5, the final miles home. Graham quit high school to make the voyage and had planned to continue his educa- tion through a correspondence course, but he was a bit busy. "There was too much lo do aboard the boat to do much he said, "but I did read a lot." One of (lie things which kept him away from his books was hjs original boat, the 24-foot Dove, provided by his parents, which leaked badly and hart two broken masts after being bat- tered by storms. He replaced il midway through the journey. "You have bad days and said of his adven- tures. "You remember the bad days." Now, he said, "I'll go back lo school. I may pick up some sort of technical trade." Palti joined her husband at various points along his route but didn't sail with him because "he started alone and he wanted to finish alone." How did it feel to be "Tired." The Cambodia Decision Nixon Rejected Political Advice, Accepted Risks By LEWIS GUI.1CK Assncialc'l Press Writer WASHINGTON AP) Presi- dent Nixon rejected the great bulk of domestic political advice and accepted foreign policy risks in his surprise decision to send U.S. ground troops into Cambodia. The storm signals were al- ready flying liigh on Capitol Hill when Nixon made his disclosure Thursday night. Critics of his policy were picking up support and many Nixon backers were cautioning against his going be- yond U.S. support for Soulh Vietnam's previously announced foray into Cambodis. "Sharp 1'mits must be set" on any U.S. aid to Cambodia, was how Sen. Harry F. Ityrd Jr., D- Va., put it. "Sending troops inlo Cambodia goes bayond thai lim- he said. Nixon was ailmiltedly aware of the political future at slake, and he sought to allay fears that his decision ran against his campaign pledge to end the war bring the boys home from Vietnam: The U.S. strike would be only temporary, he said. It was against North Vietnamese in territory they held and thus not NEWS INDEX Amusements 8B Bridge 8A. Classified 2-9D Comics 1 1C Editorials IOC Horoscope 9A Hospilol Patients 11A Obiluarres 4B Sports (5-9C To Your Good Heallh------2C TV Log 9D Women's News Nixon's Speech and Reaction, Pp. 3, 4C an invasion' of Cambodia; it would save American lives, help bring about and allow the continuation of his GI withdraw- al schedule. Under Nixon's plan, American forces will pull out ol Cambodia in six weeks lo two months after smashing the enemy sanctuary. But he slill nins a risk of for- eign developments that could upset his limelahle or olhcrw'se damage his Vietnam program. White House officials dis- closed that one of Ihcsc possible Red Chinese decision to enter Ihe conflict as she did in the Korean been care- fully considered. The judgment, it was slated, was the rislts were greater if the North Vietnamese were not hit in Cambodia. Olher risks include: atiti-U.S. boomerang from violaling Cambodia's neu- trality. Cambodia says it did not accept and will protest the U.S.-South Vietnamese atlacks. The White House portrays this as an understandable posture for a neutral Cambodia wanting lo avoid handing Ihe Commu- nisls a pretext for taking over Phnom Penh, the capital city. II f.'.so says Cambodian officials in fact welcome anything that removes Ihe Viet Cong from Ihcir territory. further escalalion of the war by North Vietnam. U.S. Troops Set Up Bases In Cambodia By CEOHGEESPEU Associated Press Wriler SAIGON (AP) About U.S. combat troops swept into Cambodia 70 miles northwest of Saigon today and began selling up bases for assaults on the headquarters zone of (lie su- preme Communist command for South Vietnam operations. It market! the first lime in the nine-year-old Vietnam war tliat an American ground force has extended its operations into Cainbotlia, at least in force. About 55 miles to the south- west one of four Pouth Viet- namese task [orces tliat invaded the Parrot's Beak area of Cam- bodia Wednesday linked up with Cambodian troops defending the provincial capital of Svay Rieng. This force had thrust 30 miles into Cambodia along Highway 1. Scores of U.S. B52 bombers and nearly 100 artillery pieces blasted the way for Uie Ameri- can assault force accompanied by sonic South Vietnamese troops and hundreds of tanks and armored personnel car- riers. Enemy resistance was light and scattered in Lhe area known to Ilia military as Fishhook, J and advance units stabbed 20 miles into Cambodia. One U.S. C130 cargo plane dropped -a four miles inside Cambodia to blast away jungle land for the build- ing of a base called Fire Sup- port Base Center. The mission lo set up' bases indicated that the Americans plan lo slay a while in Cambodia. While initial U.S. Command reports indicated only ligtil ground action, Asso- ciated Press photographer Charles Ryan reported from four miles inside Cambodia (hat American transport helicoplers lilting in troops ran into heavy enemy grnimdfirc. Ryan said a score of helicop- ters were hit. Pilots (old Ryan that five of the helicopters were shot down and crashed. A crewman told Ryan that one pilot was shot in the head while flying liis helicopter at ti-ee-top level, and the aircraft immediately crashed. A radio transmission said the pilot was killed, but the U.S. Command in Saigon said il could rot confirm this. If confirmed, it would mark Ihe first American serviceman killed in an offensive operalion on Cambodian soil. The U.S. Command said that by dusk Friday, S3 North Viet- namese and Viet Cong troops had been killed, most of them by helicopter gunships, and one supply truck destroyed. Initial reports from the U.S. Command said six Americans were wounded. Sources said (he operation, the biggest in nearly three years, is aimed at smashing North Vietnamese and Viet Cong supply lines, communica- tions networks and storage and staging areas used for attacks into Soutli Vietnam. Mrs. Rotenberry New ACC Women's Dean U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Wcjlhcr Map, pg. ll-A) ABILENE AMD VICINITY HO-mHa rad'TJil Fair today, tonfeht Satur- day- Cool today. Warm Saturday. Hiflh 50. Friday Low Friday nlohl Salurday high 75-80. Northerly 5-10 m.p.h., beci.mrng lighl and vflriab'e lonlphl, turning light and southerly Salurday. ard for a ?4 hour crdinn al 9 a m.: 74 ard 44. Hloii and kjw Tor Ihe wme day lasl YMr: 7; ard 44. Sunset Fast niqM: p.m.; sunrise today: a.m.; sur.sel lofiFghl P m. Mrs. Ann It o b c v s o a Holcnberry of (iermanlown, school teacher and daughter of a former head of the Kept. of'TJible at Abilene Chris- tian College, has been dean of women at the college, said Garvin Bcauchamp, ACC vice president of student, personnel services. Her appointment is effective Aug. 1, according Vo Beauchamp. Mrs. will replace Mrs. Harold Wilkinson, who resigned recently after seven years as dean ol women lo return to fnll-tijTie classroom leaching in Dcpt. of History and Political Science. The now ACC clean of women, who ttirrcnlly teaches at Shef- field High School in Memphis, Tcnn., is the daughter of Uie lale Dr. Charles H. Robcrson, one of the founders and first faculty members at ACC and head of the Bible department 1932-51. Her husband, the late Dr. Paul Wilson rtotcnberry, taught Bible at ACC and Harding College before his dealh July Mrs. Rotonberry attended Abilene High School and gradu- ated from Abilene Christian High School m 1942. Sim attended ACC and received a HA degree in history from Harding in 1052. She received an MEd from ACC in adminislralion in 1056 wilh concentration in coun- seling and guidance. She has also studied at Uni- versity of Pennsylvania, Univer- Kity of Southern California, VandcrbilL University and Pcn- perdinc College. While in school at ACC she was president of the Kitten Klub and a member of Ko .lo Kai social club, Campus Service Organization, A Cap- pclla Chorus, Pickwickian lilerary club, Mclpomcnean Players drama organization, W Club and honorary English and education societies. She has .taught at Lincoln Junior High (19M-58) and Mann Junior High (1960-62) in Abilene, Cumberland High School in Nashville, Tenn., and several high schools in Memphis. At Sheffield she tenches American history, advises the sludcnt council and sponsors the history club. She is chairman of thn social studies department at Sheffield and in 1969 received the out- slanding teacher award. Mrs. Uolcnborry is a member of National, Tennessee and Memphis 'Education Associa- tions. She has served as presi- dent of Ihe Gennanlown Thousands Mass Against Panther Trial NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Thousands of dcrnonslralors against a Black Panther murder trial nocked in from across the nation today with the National Guard on an alert and fed- eral troops standing by in neigh- boring states lo cope wilh any violence. The prolcsters, mostly youths, came for a "Free the Panthers" rally featuring speakers from Ihe Chicago 7 riot trial, the Black Panther parly and civil rights groups. Estimates of the number of possible participants went as high as and arrange- ments were made lo feed up to borders the hisloric New Haven Green where the rally is lo take place loday and Saturday. On Thursday the Defense De- partment ordered a brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division air- lifted to Weslover Air Base at Chicopsc, Mass., and a regi- ment of the 2nd Marines was flown lo Qunnsel Point Naval Air Slalion, R.I. Haven has been turned inlo a military base for the sole purpose of creating an air of hysteria in order to break down Ihe support that's being mobil- ized for Ihe defendants here in saiJ the Panther chief of staff, David Hilliard the at Yale University, which Panther Chairman Hobby G. being held in connection with the slaying last Jvlay of another Panther, Alex Rackley of New York Cily. Rally leaders do not believe a fair trial is possible anywhere in the nation for Black Panthers because of what they call the "racist power structure." The theory, as slaled reccnlly by lo- cal Panlher leader Goug Miran- da, is that if enough people pro- test the trial, Ihe "power struc- ture" will put a stop to he pro- ceedings and free Ihe defend- ants. Shopkeepers In downtown New boarded up their stores Thursday for fear of vio- lence, despite protest by rally organizers that the rally would be peaceable. In calling for federal troops to sland by, Gov. John Dcmpscy told U.S. Ally. Gen. John N. Mitchell it is possible "violence could cscalale beyond our ca- pacily lo contain il." The stale adjut.int general, Maj. Gen. E. Donald Walsh said the governor's alert order to Ihe National Guard did not mean lhat the entire slate contingent would be activated, but only that it wpuld bo alerted for possible mobilization. MRS. ItbTENflERHY effective Aug..J. Woman's Club, Vhei Harding Woman's. Club, presi- dent of tile ACC Faculty Wives Club, soloist with tlie Nashville Cathedral Singers. In 1969 she served'as chair- man of a Memphis committee which .wrote Ihe book "Concepts and Learning Experiences for the Senior High School." She has also written for "Power for Today" magazine. She is the daughter of Mrs. Charles H. Roherson, 466 College Drive, Abilene. Mrs. Rotten- bony and her son, Paul Rob- erson Hotcnberry, 8, will move- to Abilene June 15 and make tlioir home at 934 Washington Blvd. Heavy GOP, Light Demo Demo Pg. 10-A GOP Pg.- 10-D The Taylor County GOP expects a "heavier than usual" voting turnout Salnrday in the Republican Primary but tho Democrats aren't as optimistic about the number of voters going to the polls. Dr. Clyde Morgan, Republican County Chairman, said he believed the relatively heavy absentee vole lo be significant. "We had 618 total voles in the first primary in 1068, so I would imagine we might have 800 to Ibis he said. The expected turnout has been atlributed lo a feud bclwcen factions among Taylor Counly Republicans. On (he other hand, Larry Cunningham, Democratic Counly Chairman, said he felt that (here would he about a 40- por cent turnout for this primary or volts, a 10 per cent decrease from the voting in the 1KB primary. "It's a doggone he said. "It's a chance lo .set a record wilh the number of registered voters this year, but. the people seem so unconcerned." "In the last primary, there were absentee votes. Yesterday we had a lillle over he said. "During Ihe1 last primary.1 there, was a 50.per cent voter, i he said. "I don't think' il will be as good this lime, but I hope I'm 100 per cent wrong." Don't Lose Voice' Vote Tomorrow!   

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