Abilene Reporter News, May 9, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

May 09, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1970, Abilene, Texas 3 STAR FINAL liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii "WITHOUT OR WiTH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ggraVgAR.NO.j25 PHONE 6734271 _JVBILgNE.TOCAS, 79604, SATURDAY k to S IQc SUNDAY Auodated WASHINGTON (AP) _ Presi- dent N'ixon declared Friday night his goal in ordering U.S. troops into Cambodia was Hie same as that of youthful dissent- ers massing lo protest his poli- cy: peace in South Vietnam. But he said U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam now would mean "America is finished" as a peacekeeper in Asia, Week He said Friday night Ihal (he firsl group of American soldiers in Cambodia will more out the middle of next week and most GIs I here will be out by mid-June. All U.S. forces will be willi- diawn from Cambodia by the end of June, Nixon added. The President gave this timclable in a nationally tele- vised news conference. It was generally in line with estimates previously given by administra- tion officials following Nixon's order which sent the first U.S. troops into Cambodia April 30. In measured (ones, Nixon said his decision to move against Communist sanctuaries in Cam- bodia will save lives and short- en the war. Friday in Austin A girl dressed in black, carrying a small bouquet and a small American flag fol- lowed by demonstrators carrying a red, white and blue casket, lead an anti-war protest march In Austin. The parade began at the University of Texas, wound tlirough downtown Austin, and police estimated the number marchers at more than (AP Wirephoto) Thousands Protest in Austin; Police Arrest Lone Heckler AUSTIN (AP) A river of humanity poured through down- town Austin Friday, protesting American action in Cambodia and the deaths of four Kent Slate students in Ohio. State police in a helicopter es- timated Die crowd at Motorcycle polite estimated Sponsors ol the march called it More than students are enrolled at (he university. The demonstration left the University of Texas campus at a.m. and took two hours of marching time lo go 28 blocks lo the downtown area and back to the campus. The first four blocks of the parade were a solid mass of protesters, four lanes across. After that it narrowed lo six lo eight across for 12 or 15 more blocks. The marchers frequently took up the obscene chant: "One, two, three, four; we don't want your The chant bounced back and forth between the post office and the federal building, where former Presi- Thunderstorm Dumps Light Hail on Merkel A thundcrslorni containing hail, rain and high wind hit Mer- kel twice Friday at and p.m., dumping some golf ball size hail but apparently not causing much trouble. Taylor, Jones and Shackelford Counties were placed under a severe thunderstorm warning by the U.S. Weather Bureau at WEATHER U. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weuner Mip, lo) ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mife rft- dlus) Fa''" Saturday through except widely scattered thunderstorms Saturday Salurday nignl. Mien Saturday and Surday K. Probability a( rain Salurday and Saturday night 30 per cent. Southerly windi 10 lo 30 miles per hour. TEMPERATURES Frl. i.m. Frl. p.m. a 7? 45 1M U U M U Si 10 77 S7 n 73 II High low for 34-tourt t p.m.i U and U. High and low lami date tail yrar: 73 and 51. Sunset IMtt tunrhr sunser tonight: RaroniflPr al pnv: U.M. Humidity 9 pm.: W por cert. p.m. afler the slorm was spoiled near Merkel. The Wealher Bureau reported Ihe storm was first indicated on radar 20 miles west southwest of Abilene near Merkel about p.m. and was moving northeast at 20 to 30 miles per hour. A spokesman at Slarbuck Funeral Home in Merkel said the storm first hit Merkel about dropping marble size hail. He said there was a lot of light- ning but not much wind or rain. The spokesman said the storm hit again about this time (lumping golf ball size hail but again not doing much harm. An electrical storm with light rain hit Abilene about but no hail was reported. A very light drizzle was falling about p.m. The severe weather warning was to be lifted at and the weatherman said the weather should be fair Saturday with tome widely scattered thunder- storms Saturday and Sat- urday night. Probability of rain Salurday and Salurday night Is 30 per cenl. Winds should be southerly 10 lo 21) miles per hour. The high Saturday Sunday Is expccled lo be 85. dent Lyndon Johnson has of- fices. Strangely, the only arrest made was of a man' heckling the marchers. The charge: "Using abusive language." The vulgar chant also was used under the windows of the Lowich Building, where govern- ment secretaries stood two and three at the windows. At one point, other marchers tried to drown out the chant with: 'Teace now! Peace The vulgar chant was the same one used Tuesday in the Capitol rotunda before police dispersed an Impromptu march with tear gas, mace and clubs. Other chants used by the marchers included "no more "Remember Kent "Join us; join and, when passing a new building under corislruclion on Congress Ave- nue, "Power to the workers." Spectators in windows and on sidewalks frequently responded with the old V for victory ges- ture that anti-war protesters use as a peace sign. A coffin painted like an Amer- ican flag was carried at the head of the march. Massed around it were eight large American nags held aloft and one large yellow flag with a coiled rattlesnake and the legends, "don't tread on me" and "conscription without representation is tyranny." As the lead passed slate draft headquarters, one man pasted a slicker above the door reading, ".Slop U.S. invasion of Cambod- ia." At the federal building, slu- dcnts and faculty members act- Ing as parade marshals stood arm in arm as a precaution against a break by any of tha marchers toward the building. Few police were In sight ex- cept at Intersections to control traffic. Back at the Capitol build- Ing, however, about 200 police and state officers wilh shotguns and riot sticks wailed near buses, Occasionally, a marcher would step-out of line and walk up to a cop and shake his hand. "I take the responsibility for he told a White House news conference. "I believe it is the right decision. I believe it will work out. If it doesn't. I'm to blame." Nixon described protest as a safety valve, not a signal of rev- olution. In fact, he said, If his slalf can make the arrange- ments, he will be glad lo talk with the demonstrators who trooped to Washington for a Sat- urday of dissent against his ad- ministration's policy. Nixon chose t-onrilialorv words to discuss Ihe prolest ex- pected to bring or more lo Washington Salurday. The vanguard of dissenters paraded along Pennsylvania Avenue outside the While House itself' many carrying lighted candles' during Ms broadcast news conference. Nixon said he personally asked that Washington rules be waived so that demonstrators could rally Salurday on the El- lipse, a grassy park adjoining the While I can hear them." He said the demonstrations and turmoil Of the past week do no mean Ihe United Slates is headed for revolution. "I think I understand what they the President said. "1 would hope they would un- derstand somewhat what I wanl. "They're trying to say that they want peace, they're frying to say that they want'to stop Hie killing, they're (rying to say that we ought to get out of Viet- Nixon said. "Everything I sland for is what they want he said. Nixon spoke slowly and sol- emnly, reminding tlie nation it was not he who first sent Ameri- cans to Vietnam. But he in no way altered the policy decision he already has announced. "Only history will record whether it was he said of the U.S. commitment to Soulh Vietnam. "But I do know this. Now that America is there if we do what many of our very sincere critics think we should rfo, if we withdraw from Viet- nam and allow the enemy to come Into Vietnam and massa- cre the civilians there by Ihe millions, as they would, if we do that, then let me say that Amer- ica is finished as far as the peacekeeper in the Asian world is concerned." Nixon said he will meet his pledge to withdraw another American troops from Vietnam during the next year. "I did not send these men to Vietnam the President said. Nixon was asked If he had been surprised about Ihe inten- sity of the protests and he re- plied no. He said those who are protest- Ing believe his Cambodian deci- sion will expand the U.S. in- volvement and they want peace. "I made the very decision for the same reason they are pro- he said. "I am con- cerned because i know how deeply they feel, "What I have done will do what (hey wanl. "In my opinion, It will serve the just cause in he said. Asked If he could open mean- ingful talks wilh college stu- dents, Nixon said he would like to try. "It is not easy, some- times, they as you know talk- so loudly that it is difficult to be heard." He said, on an Individual ba- sis, it is possible to bring repre- sentatives of colleges to his of- fices to talk with them, to have a dialogue, Asked about the apparent con- flict with his Viemamization program, Nixon said he ex- plained it in his speech last month. "I warned at that time that Tiim io NIXON, Pg. 2-A Saturday in Washington Dan Boal of Naporville, 111., ami Pat Anderson of Syracuse, N.Y., foreground are among the early arrivals in Washington for Saturday's anti-war rally. The distor- tion tn the picture results from the extreme wide-angle lens used by "the photogra- pher. (AP Wirephoto) Convention Fireworks Might Come From Taylor GOP Today in 'Pot' Found in Bushes About a pound of marijuana, worth on the market, was found by Taylor County Sheriff's Department deputies northwest of the cily Wednesday. Deputies Ray Trammell and Bcrnis Fillmon found Ihe mari- juana wrapped in cellophane bags inside a small case such as 45 r.p.m. records might be came din. The case wa.s found at 5 p.m. in a brushy area off Ihe Fulwiler road, Trammell said. Anolher deputy said that Iwo juveniles who were in the area al ihc lime were questioned bul not detained by Ihc deputies. Republicans are expected to provide mosl of the fireworks at Taylor County convert- lions Saturday afternoon as both Ihe Ideal COT Democrats gather lo .select delegates to the September stale conventions. Democrats elected in last Sat- urday's precinct conventions will convene at the Taylor County Courthouse at 'i.'.'ft p.m. Republican delegates will meet at 2 p.m. at Abilene Public Library. Other business at the con- vention, secondary to the selec- tion of delegates, will be to draft resolutions. Some resolutions passed by Democrats al their precinct con- ventions included criticism of civil disobedience and poli- licians who support such move- ments. Anolher urged Ihe party work to direct more loans through Die Small Business Administration lo groups or in- dividuals of minority races in tilies Ihe size of Abilene. Republicans endorsed Presi- dent Nixon's handling of Ihe Cambodia and Vietnam fil- more involvement by Iho party in selecting candidates and in ur- ging Young Republicans to bo- come involved in parly affairs. The main convention con- Iroversy could come from the Republicans, wliose two active factions may tvirry over their precinct battle into Hie county convention. Cmmry Republicans made a switch in leadership Salurday by electing Dr. Rod Cannedy as their parly chairman over incumbenl Dr. Clyde Morgan by a 545 lo vote. Dr. Morgan had held the post since 1M5. NEWS INDEX Ammemenri Attrology Bridge Church Ncwl Classified Comics Edilorioh Form Market! Obituaries Oil Sportl TV Log TV Seoul Nc 6B 6A 5A 8, 9A 3-80 8, 9C ___ 20 BD 10, 11C ____ 2A 7C 3-6C 6A 6A 3B After learning of (lie pri- mary's oulconic, Dr. Canncdy .saiil he (nought lhat "this demonstrates the extreme con- cern and interest of a number of people in UK; Abilene area who are (ircd of unilateral politics." Dr. Cannody is cloudy aligned with Slale Republican Chairman Peter O'Donnell Jr., who has been accused of heavy handed running of Ihe slate committee by al least one Mor- gan supporter. Meanwhile, Canncdy supporters have accused Dr. Morgan of once having written a letter on Republican stationery asking that voters support Jerry Sadler, Democratic opponent of Albert Fay for Texas land com- missioner. According lo Larry Cun- ningham, chairman of tho executive committee of Iho Taylor County Democratic Parly, "Democrats are working belter together with more unity l.-ilHy, (dan wo have hail in many years." leaders of both parties urge elected delegates to altend the convention am! insure Ihal their prncmcls are represented. U.S. Unsure on Role of Complex Find WASHINGTON' fAP) The Pentagon said Friday U.S. forces have found about 500 bunkers and huts in what a spokesman called "obviously an extensive and sophisticated complex" in the Fishhook area of Cambodia, long believed to hold the command tenter for Communist operations In Soulh Vietnam. Jerry Frtedhelm, deputy as- sistant secretary of defense, told newsmen, "We don't know yet" wheihcr ihis complex, called "The was Ihe headquarters of the Cenlral Of- fice for South Vietnam Fij'ilh'jiiii .sairj aboiii ,TO of HIP bunkers arid huts had IjctTi cspl.jrcd. Hut he said it appeared Hie complex was a permanent-type logistic support are.a crisscrossed with trails antl containing caches of rifles, mortars, machineguns, medical supplies, mines antl explosives, digging equipment, food, and at least R half-million round.? of ammunition. Amonj! other Ililngs, it was re- ported that the complex con- tained a 150-man classroom, The position was pinpointed as miles inside Iho Cambo- dian border and seven miles south ol Snuol. Fncdtioim indicated this was Ihc complex whose capture was announced Thursday by the White House. Secretary of Slate William P. Rogers and Undersecretary of Stale Elliot Richardson re- ceived whal was described as a "general assessment of the mili- tary siiiiation" from high-rank- ing briefers In Iho Pentagon's naliona! military command cen- ter. Daniel 7., ffenkln, assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, was present and rcpiul- cd In nousmen afterward Ihal liogns and Richardson were toltl Hint "the enemy is In a real confused stale with regard to command and control of ills They also were told that ene- my forces have been dispersed as a result of the operations Into the Cambodkm sanctuaries. According to the latest avail- able information, Hcnkln said U.S. killed In ncllon totaled 48 since Ihe operation May 1, wilh about 110 wounded. The Soulh Vietnamese had lost ahoui 17f> killed and the ene- my annul llcnkin said. .Secretary of Defense Mclvln. If accompanied Rogers and liidiardson to the Pentagon war rocm for Ihe briefing. ;