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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 8, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD IT lil 89TH YEAR, NO. 324 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE. TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 8, 1970 PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Press (tP) We SUNDAY NEWS INDEX Amusements 8B Bridge 5A Classified 3-9D Comics 2D Editorials IOC Horoscope 7B Hospital Patients........3A Obituaries 8A Scorn 3-6C To Your Good Health 8D TV Log............... 8C Wcrtwn'j 3-6B By ELI.IE RUCKER and BETTY GfUSSOM Whip Crack Breaks The Sound Barrier Q. What causes the noise when a whip Is popped? Docs (lie tip travel fast enough to break Ilie sound barrier? A. In a word, yes. Dr. Virgil E, Bottom, chairman of the Department of Physics at McMurry College, says the speed of sound in (he air is about HOD feet per second or about 700 miles an hour. When Ihe lip of a whip travels through the air at a speed greater than that of sound, it produces a shock wave that sounds like an explosion when it arrives at cur ears. This is called breaking the sound barrier, he says. 0. The nllicr night I awaicncd hy Inn thunderstorm, reached for my radio beside the bed and was surprised to find that KWKC on 1hc air. I was Just wondering If this is normal procedure or If there Vine broadcasting because of the severe went her warning? A. During the evening you have reference to, the station was broadcasting because of the had wealhor. Usually Ihe two night stations sign off at t a.m. However, if there is a severe woalher forecast al sign-off time, they remain on the air until it's cleared. Q. What happened to a hill passed (I think) In the U.S. Cnngrcss several years ago? II required soap and detergent companies lo produce biodegradable products In a set time (ahoitt Ihrec As yet, I know only (wo such companies, who have met the requirements. A. An official at Ihe office of congressman Omar Burleson reports that legislalion was proposed in 1963 lo require detergent and soap companies to produce biodegradable products. No aclion was taken in Congress because Ihe major detergent manufacturers voluntarily launched research projects -to develop biodegradable products to lessen water pollution. According to the staff experts of tlie House Natural Resources subcommittee who have been carefully watching Ihe whole thing, all detergent products now sold in interstate commerce are biodegradable. Thus, this particular battle has been won without a federal law. By Ihe way, legislation is now being studied by Ihe House Public Works Commillee providing for the protection of U.S. navigable waters. One of the provisions of this bill, would require that synthetic petroleum-based delergenls sold in the U.S. must be free of phosphorus. If passed, (his hill would have the effect of making non- biodegradable products illegal. Q. Could yon tell me If it's possible (o grmv an avocado tree In the yard In Abilene? I have one started In water. I keep II In the house but was wondering if I could transplant It and put It outside during the summer. A. It's possible Tor an avocado tree to survive oulside the year round in Abilene, if it's protected with insulation around the trunk during the first lew winters and planted where it gels only Ihe morning sun in the hot summers says one nursery owner. But if you are planning lo bring it back in next fall, it's best lo plant it in a clay pot and just bury the pot, so Ihe transplanting won't disturb the tree. Q. What is Ilie penalty for driving a motorcycle without a license? I was huiiilrlng because I know some people who do drive without a license, A. The penalty is left up the discretion of the court. But the maximum fine for this misdemeanor is unless it involves a felony, such as forging or counlerfeiting a driver's license, says Police Chief Warren Dodson, Q. Hey girls, In Monday's paper a lady wanted (o know where she could have a mirror refinlshcd and you told her to take It lo San Angclo. Why should she go to San Angelo when my husband Arnold Wcslbrook (2226 here In Abilene, can rcflnlsh It for her? !lc has been in Ilie resllvcrlng business for years. A. Thanks for letting our readers know, because we don't want Abilene people taking their business out of town unless they have to. Sorry we couldn't find you before. Address questions lo Action tine Box JO, Abilene, Texas, Names will ro'l be used but questions be signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbers If possible. By RICHARD BEF.NE SAN ANTONIO, Tex. Undercover agents said today they had seized nearly 100 pounds of heroin worth an esti- mated J25 million.on Ihe under- world rclail market. A woman and three men were arreslcd. 'Federal and city officers made the seizure at two holds late Thursday night. One of (he men cut his throat with a knife when apprehended but was not se'ri- ously wounded, officers said. He and the woman are from Mexico City. U.S. Ally Segal Whealley said 92 pounds of heroin was seized a'fter federal agents purchased an. undisclosed amount of the narcotic. He set (lie value at million when diluted and sold to addicts. Although he declined lo say how much heroin the agent's bought, Whealley said, "My be- lief is that this is probably the largest buy of heroin by under- cover agents in where." The largest known cache of heroin found was 209 pounds, but it apparently was not dis- covered as Ilie result of a pur- chase. This cache, valued al million at the; time, was found in a home frtezer at Columbus, Ga., Dec. A Ft. Denning warrant officer was accused of shipping it from France. Anoth- er 2CO pounds was found in an abandoned car on the New York docks in the lale 1960s. C-City Junior Coed Wins Minter Medal Hardin-Simmons "University's annual Awards Day Friday morning focused on lop academic achievement and also featured Ihe presentation of (he campus yearbook, lo the. sludent body. Carlene Hammack, junior HOWARD CAVER qulls Upward Bound Howard Caver Howard Caver, assistant director of the Project Upward Bound, said Friday that he had resigned effective June I. He said his future plans are vague at the. moment and that he is not certain whether he will stay in Abilene. Caver, 30, was defeated in Ilie northside city council race in April. In announcing his resignation he said that it had been submitted in December of last year. He said that because of the date it was submitted "one can see" that the results of the April city council elections had .nothing to do with his resignation. Caver had been with Upward Bound for more than VA years. lie said he hoped to complete his master's degree in guidance ami counseling this summer at Hardin-Simnioiis, and is seeking to cither, find, a job or get a fellowship lo work-', on his doctor's degree in counseling. coed, from Colorado City, was named recipient of the Minter Medal, the highest honor open to all students who have been enrolled for a.full year and with 30 or more semester hours, liiss Hamiinack was presented a gold medal by President Elwin L. Skiles.fqr achieving a grade point average of 97.GO. Winter's Department Store of Abilene makes this annual presentation lo the sludent achieving the highest standard of scholarship for the year. Named lop freshman wns Arleigh Smilh, freshman of Fort Worth and Longview, wilh a 96.59 average. The Julius Olscn Chapter of the Alpha Chi Scholarship Society annually presents a dictionary to Hie young person in the Freshman Class who makes tha highest scholarship average. Other Award Winners in- cluded: Nancy Patrick, Abilene soph- omore, the Reiff Memorial Marsha Treadwcll, Eas.llahd junior, the William H. Aljvell Medal sponsored by the Abilene Reporter-News lo Ihe .junior or senior who wriles Hie best essYy on "Lights That Never Who's Who In American Col- and Universities cer- tificates Ardith Baird, St. Louis, Mo.; Larry Baker, Abilene and Tucson, Ariz; Mary Barnes, Hale Center; Janila Blackburn, Earth; Diann Cadeit- head, Haskell; Marilyn Cales, Crowell; Gwen Faver Crawford, Abilene; Michael Deilz, Abilene; Mary Elling, Gruver; Charlene Graliam, Abilene and Andrews; Linda Ilickman, Jerico Springs, Mo.; Joseph llori, Nigeria; Frances Osborne King, Abilene; Florene Lcavell, Lamesa; Rita See AWARDS, Pg. 8A SCAHY FIELD TRIP Lost for almost six hours after losing contact wilh their group from Franklin Junior High School while on a science field trip, from left lo right, are Gloria Valencia, Jennifer Pciper, Rosemary Rivera and Joni Bunson. The girls found around midnight Thursday after being missed about 3 p.m. that afternoon. See story 'on Egv8A. (Slaff Photo) Administration Ponders in WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map, Pg. JA) ABILENE AND VICINITY (JO-miFe and warmer toddy, lonlght and Saturday wilh a of a fev; Ihunderirwrwej-s Salurday C ha net of rain SMutday 30 per cent. FrWay In mkJ BO. Low Friday En low 40, 'Vr'indj southerly to 15 m.p.h, wilh polls up to 30 m.p.h. High and low for 24-hoori ending at 9 ajn.: II ard Al. H'.gh ard low for the lasl year: J3 and Si. Sunset last p.m.; lixfayj a.m.; tonight: p.m, By FRED S. HOFFMAN WASHINGTON (AP) The District of Columbia National Guard prepared lo slarl muslering tonight as ad- ministration officials pondered how much power may be need- ed lo control the weekend anti- war demonstration. Meetings lasted into Thursday evening without resolving Ihe question, sources said. There were indications Iliat authorities might rely on mili- tary forces available in the Washington area without draw- ing paratroopers and Marines from oases in North Carolina. Whatever mililary force is galhcred, officials said it proba- bly will be kept as much out of sight as possible unless condi- tions require ils use. Sources said authorities were having difficulty getting a han- dle on the scope of the antiwar demonstration because the mass protest is being loosely or- ganized by an ill-defined heirar- chy. lu Ilie pasl, officials have worked wilh demonstration or- ganizers in efforts lo avoid mob oulbreakS- Among other concerns, sources said, Ihere is no reliable estimate of how many people will converge on Washington for what could become a serious confrontation near the While House. The lirsl units of the C. Na- tional Guard will come on duty tonight and the remainder will be on Iraard Saturday for what arc called "training assem- blies." Most of Ihe guardsmen are expected lo bo kept at the Dis- trict of Columbia Armory await- ing possible call to back up city police. U.S. Park Police, who have the responsibility for Lafayette Square across Pennsylvania Avenue from Ihe While House, Capital and regular While House pnlico are also expected lo be on hand Saturday. Officially, the Defense De- partment was saying liltle about, preparations, except to ac- knowledge that "precautionary planning" was under way. During last November's anti- war demonstration here, the government' concentrated about troops in the Washington area, including paratroopers Iron the 82nd Airliornc Division at Ft. Bragg, N.C., and the 2nd Marine Division .it Camp Lcj- cnnc, N.C. Also available are Marines at the nearby Quanlico, Va., base, Ihe Army's ceremonial infantry troops at Ft. Jlycr, Va., ar- mored cavalry and military pu- liccmen from Mcadc, -Md., and z variety of engineer, sup- ply and service, and transporta- tion (mils based'at Ft. Bolvoir, Ft. I.cc and Ft. Kuslis, all in Virginia. Charged with conspiracy and with selling imported lieroin were Yolanda Schmidt Yanez, 32, and tier companion, Manuel Dominguez Suarez, 49, both of llcxico City; nightclub owner Alfredo Montemayor, 33, and Salvador Mazatini, 3fi, both of San Antcnio. Suarez, who cut liis throat, was liospitalizetl under guard. Police Inspector Jack Hutton said the heroin was found in suitcases at rooms in the two hotels, lie said it was Vby far the largest seizure ever made in the Southwest." Mutton also estimated its value when sold to' addicts at up lo million. "As pure as it is, easily worth lie said. Officers said the arrests fol- lowed an investigation of several months. Thirty or more officers may liave been involved in the case, invcsUgators said. Bonds of each were set for. the Schmidt woman and Suarez, who appeared at his ar- raignment in a hospital gown and a bandage around his neck. Montemayor and Mazatini also charged with a sepa- rate salu of 2.2 pounds of.heroin, on April 15 and their bonds were set at each. Details of the sale were not disclosed. A hearing for all four was set for 10 a.m. May 14. All except the hospitalized Suarez were remanded lo jail in lieu of bond. The arrests were made at the two1 hotels and at a local tavern, officers said. Wlieatlcy said there have probably been larger seizures at various ports-of entry but that lie fell reasonably sure this wns the "largest undercover pur- chase of heroin ever." lie de- clined to say how much money was involved in llVe.purchase. Police said the heroin may may have been en route lo northern and eastern points. "It was not going to slay said Lt. Charles Docrr, fiead of tlio local police narcotics bureau. Less llian Ihrec weeks ago, the Bexar County Grand Jury issued a report calling Antonio the slate's No. 1 metropolitan area, for obtaining narcotics illegally. Dangerous drugs arc being used by junior and senior high school pupils, us well as local college students, Ihe report said. The grand jury said it discov- ered that one leading high school here "is known to have approximately 200 uscns and two known pushers." Laredo Receives Grant of AUSTTO (AP) Gov. Prcs- lon Smith has approved a 8Q4 federal grant to the Eco- nomic Opportunities Develop- ment Corp. in Laredo and Webb County Inc. in Ijrcdn. The grant authorizes a mi- grant rural action demonstra- tion project (MIRA) for four months beginning March 1, 1070. A WARRIOR'S PEACE Terry Frazier of Denver, a leg- less Vietnam veteran, is in the Ironl line of marchers dur- ing a demonstration in Denver Thursday. Frazier lost both legs due lo enemy action in Vielnam. Carrying a peace sign, Frazier was pushed by fellow students from the Uni- versity of Colorado. In Madison, Wis., National Guards- men, will) nothing else to occupy their attention, sit on a street corner and watch the coeds go by in the University of Wisconsin campus area. Things were relatively quiet Thursday afternoon at the University. See stories, Pg. 9B, ID. (AP Win-photos)   

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