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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAR, NO. 320 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 4, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Press (IP) We 20c SUNDAY New Offensive Set in Cambodia S. Viet, U.S. Units Seek Red Camps OBVIOUSLY RUNNERUP Seeing this mud-covered guy gives the impression that sometimes it is not just participating that is important, but more preferable to lead the field. The photo was taken during a cross coun- try auto race at Landau, Germany. (AP Wirephoto) By GEORGE ESPKn Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) American and South Vietnamese Iroops will soon launch new offensives into Cambodia to smash more North Vietnamese and Viet Cong base camps, high officials said today. The disclosure followed Secre- tary of Defense Melvin R. Laird's slalement Saturday that all North Vietnamese and Viet Cong sanctuaries along tlie South Vietnamese-Cambodian border will be attacked. Despite Iwo massive allied tlirusls now under way inside Cambodia, there are still at least half a dozen untouched en- emy base camp areas along a 350-mile slretch of the border, from lire western Mekong Delta to the region north of Saigon. Scores of American tanks and armored personnel carriers con- tinued Hie first U.S. drive into Cambodia today, uprooting AP NEWS ANALYSIS as Key to Bush Win By CARL P. LKUBSDORF WASHINGTON (AP) The defeat of veteran 'liberal Sen. Ralph Yarborough in (he Texas Democratic primary has given ihe Republicans a boost in thoir drive to win control of the Sen- ale. Top Republican leaders in Texas, including Hep. George Bush who is the GOP senatorial candidate, said before the pri- mary last Saturday they expect- ed lo have a more difficult lime defeating Yarborough lhan his Wrapups, Pp. 11A, 1ZC conservative challenger, former Hep. Lloyd Benlsen Jr. The reason is that previous Republican victories in Texas, primarily the two triumphs of Sen. John G. Tower, have only come when Democrats have nominated strongly conserva- tive candidales, leading many liberals to vote for the Republi- can as the lesser of two evils. Benlscn's viclory is likely to have a similar effect; especially since Yarborough was the lead- er of the slate's liberal forces, and many of them will be out to get the man who knocked olf their hero. The Texas primary is only Ihe first in a series of such contests that could have a significant role in determining whether He- publicans make the net gain of seven seats which they need to win Senate control this year. In Connecticut, Republicans figure the nomination of Demo- cratic Sen. Thomas J. Dodd would greatly improve their chances in November. Dodd is opposed by three candidates in the June 2C Democratic conven- tion, which could lead to the stale's first Democratic pri- mary in history in August. The Republican field is slill wide open, but Rep. Lowell Wiecker is considered Ihe leading possi- bility. In New Mexico, Republican Gov. David Cargo, a liberal, is involved in a difficult fight with 4-F' Marine Dies in Boot Camp LAKK WORTH, Fla. (AP) For four years George Girot was 4-F in the draft with a rheu- matic heart and a crippled hand. Twelve days after he re- ceived a 1-A rating in a new physical examination he dropped dead of a heart attack at a Marino Corps boot camp. Girol, a Marine for six days, was to be buried today. The handsome. 22-year-old youth joined the Marines after he voluntarily 'took Ihe new physical, passed it and became eligible for Ihe draft. His mother, Elizabeth Girot, said he look the examination afler four years of being unfit for military service. He wanted to learn a trade and Figured the Marines would give him the best chance. He did not detail his medical history on Marine forms at the Parris Island, S.C., training camp, authorities said. llis death has sparked an Investigation by Rep. Paul G. Rogers, D-Kla. "Something like this should not happen Rogers said. Girot became 1-A April 17. He then enlisted, and shipped out for boot camp April 24. "He told me he wanted to go Woman Sheriff Seeks Full Term CUT BANK, Mont. (AP) Jean Gerlzen, a 90-pound, five- foot brunelte who is Montana's only woman sheriff, is seeking election June 6 to a full term in the post. Mrs. Gcrtzen, a 46-year-oM di- vorcee, served as deputy sheriff and undersheriff before, she was appointed sheriff last year. "It isn't a lucrative she said. "This is a small county in population and as such, the pay is not that good." Bui, she said, she wants to be elected because "it's pretty near an ethical responsibility lo the people who have appointed county commissioners. "Besides, 1 like the job." into the Marine Corps rather lhan be his widowed mother said. "He couldn't do many push-ups, lie couldn't even jog around the block with- out getting out of breath." The young soldier spent his first three days at Parris Island in routine processing. Last Wednesday was his first day of basic training, and he did push- ups and sit-ups with the rest of his training company. On the way back fo his bar- racks he collapsed and died de- spite mouth-to-mouth resuscita- tion .and heart massage, Ihe Ma- rine Corps said. Mrs. Girot said she later re- ceived a letter from her son, mailed Ihe day before he died in which he complained of feeling sick when he participated in regular morning drills. "When he complained, he was tokl to get back in she said. "All they want is a warm body. They don't listen lo Ihe kids loday. We can'l bring Geor- gie fyick, hut maybe we can save some other boys." 'Big' Politician Wouldn't Object to Wider Bus Seats By RAY BELL ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) After a four-week political campaign by commercial bus and cook- book, 6-foot-5 Robert C. "Bob- by" 'pafford has come to one condusion-hc "wouldn't ob- ject" il Uiey made the bus seals wider. "Of he adds quickly, "I don't think they were de- signed lo carry 270 pounds of Pafford and 130 pounds of cook- books." Pafford seeks cleclion [o the state Public Service Commis- sion, which regulates commer- cial bus lines. {Us Joking remarks came Sun- day as he started the final leg of his bus jaunt across Ihe slale. After thai, he goes lo more conventional modes of campaign travel. The effort already has in- volved stops at more than 50 cit- ies and towns. "I think I've become an ex- pert on said Paflord, a stale representative who is va- cating his seat this fall to seek the new office. But while this week will mark an end lo Pafford's journeys by bus, Ihe lakeland farmer-oil dealer will conllnue to dislribute the cookbook which also has be- come a trademark of his cam- paign. The book, a collection ol re- cipes by Pafford's grandmolhcr, is entitled "Grandma Pafford's Cook Book" and, as might bs expected, carries a plug for the candidate. Pafford said he had distribut- ed books a week since his campaign began and hoped to give away more than by cleclion lime this fall. He said he had noted that a few Georgians were reluctant lo accept (he books. "Al my he said, "they seem lo realize that grandma never did learn to count calor- ies." Capl. M. R. Arnold, a Marine spokesman at Parris Island, said the husky youth had not complained about his treatment and had nol mentioned his disa- bilities. Jetliner Crash Survivors Sought SAN JUAN, P.R. (AP) Rain and half-mile visibility 'hampered Ihe search Sunday for possible survivors from a jetliner with 63 persons aboard that ditched 24 hours earlier in churning Caribbean waters, Ihe U.S. Coast Guard reported. There were 41 known survi- vors and one known dead, Ihe Coast Guard said. Speculation grew Sunday that the 21 others had gone lo Ihe bottom with the plane's fuselage because all were reported wear- ing lifejackels and have been floating in (he waler if (hey had got free. But a Coast Guard spokesman said: "We're nol giving up on (he missing." The pilot of a private rescue plane reported seeing bodies near the crash site, but the Coast Guard said the sighting could nol be confirmed. Search planes from the U.S. Navy car- riers Guadalcanal and America combed the area Sunday, but turned up nolhing, the Coast Guard spokesman said. The DC9 ranoul of fuel Satur- day afternoon while seeking ha- ven from a pelting rain driven by high winds and went inlo the water 33 miles cast of St. Crolx in ihe U.S. Virgin Islands. Help Sought BART, Italy (AP) Teresa Marnuzzi, the Italian girl who chained herself in protest to Ihe staircase of a Moscow super- market last January, has been scnl lo an Italian psychiatric clinic afler she began undress- ing In a downtown street of Bar! police reported Sunday, conservative Anderson Carter in the June 2 primary for the nom-. ination against Democratic Sen.Joseph Monloya. Cargo is generally considered the strong- er candidate against Monloya If lie can win his primary. In New Jersey, Republicans consider the seat held by Demo- cratic Sen. Harrison A. Wil- liams Jr. vulnerable in the wake of disclosures of widespread Mafia influence throughout Ilic slate. Williams is being chal- lenged in the primary by the powerful Hudson County Demo- cratic organization, and his de- feat would probably make things easier for likely Republi- can candidate Nelson Gross. In California, favored Hep. John Tunncy is undergoing a stiff challenge from Hep. .George Brown in the June 1 Democratic senatorial primary. Most of the state's Democratic leaders think Tunney, the son ol former boxing champion Gene Tunney, has a much hotter chance than Brown of beating licpublican incubment George Murphy. Many ol the incumbent Demo- cratic senators running this year have built up considerable strength through at least 12 years of seniority. Except for Dodd, Republicans generally figure to bave a more difticult lime against incumbents lhan against successful primary challengers. trees on the biggest rubber plantation in Indochina and de- stroying villages to deny them to the Viet Cong and North Viet- namese. U.S. planes bombed the town of Mimot Sunday afler an American helicopter was fired on. An officer who flew over aft- er Hie raid said the town was "pretty well blown away." There was no way to tell how many civilian casualties there have been, but nearly Cambodian refugees have fled inlo South Vietnam. Associated Press photogra- pher Charles Ttyan reported tliat the area through which the U.S. lltli Armored Cavalry Reg- iment is driving apparently was bombed months ago despite pre- vious insistence by (he U.S. Command in Saigon that Ameri- can bombers had never made offensive attacks in Cambodia until last week. "Many areas were either bombed or shelled and burned out long Ryan said. "In some areas grass has started growing back over the scarred earth." Spokesmen for Hie U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Division said today that 109 North Vietnamese troops were killed in Operation Fishhook during the past 24 liours, 101 of them by bombers and rocket-firing helicopter gun- ships. A spokesman stid this raised the toll of enemy dead since last Friday to 675, although (his ap- peared inflated. Most of the ene- my dead have been credited to air strikes, and most of the body counts are estimates by aerial observers. There has been no major ground action. Ten Americans were reported killed and 38 wounded. The American troops continued lo uncover large caches. Spokes- men said air cavalrymen on Sunday found new SKS and AK47 rifles, 750 gallons of gaso- line in drums, pounds of rice, 23 supply trucks, 200 bicy- cle (ires, 150 truck tires and 450 gallons of oil. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU Wfalher Mjp, pg. 5C) ADIUENE AND clear and warmer iMfay and tonight. Partly ckxrfy and warm today near W. Low tortghl in mW 5Cs. High Tueufay in lower EOi. Wtrxii southerly from 5-15 m.p.h. Hiah and low (of 24-teur- period ending al 9 a.m. 74 and 50. High and low for UJTIB day Vur 79 and W. Sunwl last night: p.m.) lunrlie 1oday: a.m.; tunsel lonlghl: Mercenaries Fly To Aid Cambodians SAIGON (AP) A merce- nary force of 800 troops trained by U.S. Green Bcrcls flew into Phnom Penh today lo help Cam- bodian forces, reliable sources said. The U.S. Command declined lo comment on whether the American Green Beret soldiers thai usually advise or command the mercenary commando unils accompanied them out of Viet- nam. The troops were flown to Phnom Penh from Saigon's Tan Son Nhut air base. Many of the mercenary Iroops are of Cambodian race and an- cestry. Others are reportedly Nung tribesmen who once had their homes in South China or North Vietnam. The mercenary troops arc re- cruited by the South Vietnamese government. They arc paid and trained by the U.S. Green Beret Special Forces which often pro- vide leadership and operational planning. Sources said that as many as 40 South Vietnamese, air force CII9 and C47 transports flew the mercenaries Into Phnom Penh, [he Cambodian capital. The mercenary troops are part of the more than the Mobile Strike Force Mike U.S. and Vietnamese special forces control. At least 50 per cent of the sol- diers are qualified paratroop- ers. They arc especially trained in close-combat assault and long-range, clandestine patrol and rescue actions. The forces are generally used as relief forces and shock Iroops. They travel light. There are already Mike Force Iroops Inside Cambodia. They spearheaded attacks on North Vietnamese and Viet Cong base camps and assaulted pockets of resistance in Cambodian towns. One company of Mike Force Iroops is now operating with Iroops of the U.S. 1st Air Caval- ry Division in a major Amcri- cnn driven against North Viet- namese base camps In Ihe Fish- hook area of Cambodia, about BO miles northwest of Saigon, By ELLIE RUCKER and BETTY GRISSOM How Can Schools Dictate Dress? Q. Does (he Abilene School system have the right to tell a student how lo (tress and wear his hair? Is this Texas rule, or Abilene rule, or none al all? A. The courls have upheld school officials in delermining dress and length of hair when the school felt.this was a disturbing clement in the educational process. Tlie present policies used by Ihe two local high school principals were worked out last summer by a committee of parents, slndcnts and faculty members, says School Superintcntcnl A. E. Wells. 
                            

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