Abilene Reporter News, May 10, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

May 10, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES Byron 89TH YEAR, NO. 326 PHONE 673-4271 A. ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING. MAY 10, PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS IOC SUNDAY Astociattd Prett (ff) Peace Clamor Placid Tear Gas Tinges Minor Fracases By JOHN HECKLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Anti- war demonstrators, strong, held a peaceful protest rally beside a barricaded While House Saturday and found the Nixon administration in a con- ciliatory mood. A few hours after the rally ended police hurled tear gas to disperse roving youthful bands, one of which tried to tip over a GOP CHAIRMAN ROD 'build a strong organization' GOP Tries Bridge Over Troubled Water By JIM Keporter-News Staff Writer Taylor County Republicans moved to heal local party wounds at their county convention Saturday, perhaps taking recently elected County Chairman Hod Cannedy's advice to "cool it." A few minor squabbles developed, but mostly in the beginning when for an hour the delegates became embroiled in deciding who would preside over the convention. A SERIES of roll call votes, first requested on the choice of convention officers, insured that disputes were settled by actual majorities rather than voice votes. The first question, who was to preside, arose when recently defeated county chairman Dr. Clyde Morgan announced that the executive committee had approved the rules of the 1968 NEWS INDEX Abileni Eventi 6-B 11-14-C Aitrekgy 3-B Austin Notebook....... 6-B Berry'i WorW 6-B Booki 9-C Brirfgt 3-B Busineli OuHook 6-B ClattHtaf 7-11-0 Croiiword 3-B Editorial. 10-C form............... 13-A 6-B Hospital 8-A Jumfcla 3-B Utter M Serviceman 2-B Market! 4-5-B .........J, J3-A Oil................. 12-D Recordl 12-C Sportl 1.6.0 Texoil............. J-B To Your Good Health 3-B TV Tab (Pullout of Sect. B) Women'i Ncwi...... 1-B-C county convention for Saturday's convention, along with the appointment of Gordon Asbury Jr. and Mrs. Betty Bacon as temporary convention president and secretary respectively. Asbury took over but delegate DOB Butler moved to substitute Scott Taliaferro and Mrs. Robert Morford as officers in place of Morgan's slate. Mrs. Bacon then refused to take over as temporary secretary until the matter could be decided, which it was after a roll call vote of 197-93 favoring Taliaferro and Mrs. Morford. Asbury yielded the chairmanship gracefully, moving that the pair lake over their duties "in spite of any technical questions that have been raised here." Dr. Rod Cannedy then urgad the building of a strong Republican organization in Taylor County, from the Young Republicans to the Women's groups to finding Republican candidates for local offices." EIGHT RESOLUTIONS were adopted but the two which were voted down caused the only other "flare ups" at the convention. First was a resolution from precinct 7 which would have commended former President Lyndon Johnson as well as President Nixon for their handling of the Vietnam war. The delegate said the resolu- tion would be a non partisan show of national unity. Opponents of the proposed resolution said the first resolution already passed, which commends President Nixon for See GOP, Pg. S-A AHS Play Is Second High School finished second in the Class AAAA University Interscholas- tic League One-Act Hay com- petition late Saturday in Austin. Two of the cast of the Movies" were named to the Ail-Star Cast of four. They were Debbie Ates and George Berry. Winner of the state title was Spring Branch High School of Houston, which presented "Mother Courage." An actress from Spring Branch was named Best Actress and a male mem- ber of the cast from Waco Rich- field won the Best Actor award. David Payne, senior at Abi- lene High School, took fourth in spelling and plain writing com- petition earlier in the day. Joey Bishop Wasn't Joking PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) Comedian Joey Bishop tried to warn g fellow golfer that his golf cart was afire but couldn't convince him he wasn't joking so he had to pull the man out of the cart Saturday. Playing in the Fourth Annual Chuck Conners Charity Celebri- ty Invitational at the Canyon Country Club, Bishop saw smoke coming from an electric cart driven by television produ- der Harris Katleman. "Hey Harris, the cart's on shouted Bishop. "Come on Joey, hit the ball and quit said Katie- man. "I'm not said Bish- op. Then he rushed to the cart and pulled Katleman out before it burst into flames. WEATHER U. I. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (WMttier map pa. 1IA) ABILENE AND VICIHlYY csj Partly doody and warm Sunday through Morxfcy. Sunday high In BOs. iunday overnlghl low In few 60s. Winds variable and iculturly from lfl-30 m.p.h. TEMPERATURES 1.1 71 ___ 5? p.m'.I'VJSd I'M "M (ndlng VMrl l: P-m.l wi lonlghl: today: P.m.: Humldily at p.m.: M per cent. Area Students Score Big In Most State UIL Events Reporter-News Austin Burean AUSTIN High schoolers from West Texas took honors in all contests In the University Interscholastic League final ttate contests Saturday. The annual contest included debate, informative speaking, journalism. poetry inter- pretatlon, prose reading, ready writing, shorthand, science, slide rule and number sense. Roscoe High School students took top honors In Best One-Act Play, Best Actress and Best SuportJng Actor in Class A. The school placed first with In Wonderland." Denise Schneider, who played Alice, was awarded Best Actress, and a f500 drama scholarship to the University of Texas. Waymon Berryhill received Best Supporting Actor award. He was the Mad Hatter and caterpillar In UM play. Other members of the cast were Alice Blocker, Becky Lucas, John Drake, Jan Meares, Phyllis Haynes, Ray Don Turner, Kenny Harris, Ann Walston; stage crew, Doris Hughes, Brenda Richey, and James Jones. Jack Meares, active in UIL work in the high school for the past 11 years, directed the play. In the debate finals, Conference AAA for girls, Barbara Carter and Kathy Martin of Snyder took first place. In Informative speaking, second place was taken by Richard Hester of Ira, in Con- ference B for boys. In Conference A for girls, Mary Gentry o( Knox City took first place. In Journalism Editorial Writing, Conference B, Boh Benham of Hawley took third place. In Poetry Interpretation, Conference B, girls Debra Campbell of Weinert took third place. In Conference A for boys, first place was taken by Rub Shine of Coahoma and second place was taken by Steve Austin of Bangs. In Conference A for girls, first place was taken by Mary Odom of Baird. Con- ference AA for Boys, third place was taken by Tim Copeland of Clyde. In Prose Reading, Conference AAA for boys, first place was taken by Joe Wilson of Snyder. Conference AAA for girls, first place was taken by Belita McCravey of Snyder. Ready Writing Con- ference B, saw Bryan Burgess of Miles win second place. In Shorthand, Conference AA (bird place was taken by Rhonda Woodard of Haskell in Conference AAAA, Rose Cordes See CONTESTS, Pg. IA bus that was part of the barri- cade around the White House. Another volley of lear gas was fired at several hundred demon- strators oulside the Justice De- partment after police were pelt- ed with bricks and bottles. Before the late afternoon inci- dents occurred, the hastily or- ganized rally, which officials had feared would erupt in vio- lence because of its lack of for- mal organization, had been as peaceful as a picnic. The youthful demonstrators, most of them college students who had reacted angrily after U.S. forces moved into Cambo- dia and four students were killed in a confrontation with the Ohio National Guard, seemed to have spent their emo- tions by the time the rally un- folded. They sat or lolled under a blazing sun on the grass of the Ellipse between the White House and the Washington Mon- ument, showing little enthu- siasm for the parade of speak- ers who mounted the platform to hurl demands for peace at the White House across the way. The mayor's office estimated the crowd at but sponsors claimed up to crammed the Ellipse. Although several senators and congressmen prominent in the Handful of Students Hear Nixon in Dawn's Solitude By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Un- able to sleep, President Nixon went to the Lincoln Memorial at dawn Saturday and pleaded with young peace demonstrators for understanding of his efforts to end the Vietnam war. Secret Service agents were tire President's he left the barri- caded White House to confront student protesters at Die Lincoln shrine. Telling a newsman of his en- counter with the young people, Nixon said: "I told them that I know you ihink we are a bunch of so-and- used a stronger word to know how you feel. You want to get the war over. "Try to understand what we Demos Belatedly Okay Race Move By BRENDA GREENE Reporter-News Staff Writer Taylor County Democrats clicked off their county conven- tion in an orderly fashion Salur- day, the only exception being resolutions. The apparent mix up fol- lowed adoption of two resolu- tions, one supporting Gov. Preston Smilh and his adminis- tration and another denouncing violence in the nation and supporting elected officials. Howard Caver, a delegate from Prec. 30 for the first lime, asked to present a resolution, asking more loans through Small Business Administration to minority groups or individuals in cities the size of Abilene. The Resolutions Committee, headed by Elbcrt Hall, reconvened briefly, prepared the resolution and it was adopted unanimously. Larry Cunningham, chairman of the executive committee of Taylor County Democratic Party, said the resolution had been inadvertantly omitted from the credentials given the committee to consider. The balance of tho meeting proceeded methodically wilh election of delegates to the Texas Democratic Convention, headed b y French M. Robertson, permanent county convention officials, and adoptions of committee reports. In other action, J. Neil Daniel and Mrs. Beverly Tarptey were elected permanent county con- vention chairman and secretary by acclamation. DURING the committee meetings, Dr. Joe Humphrey addressed the delega- tion, itresdni unity to Picture, Pg. 6-A party, the community, the home and the nation. The keynote speaker said, "This afternoon, we should begin to build again tficse United States, the county, t h e community we should pull them together." Bryan Bradbury also spoke Sec OKMOS, Pg. 6-A are doing. Sure, you came hnre to demonstrate. Go shout your slogans. That is all right. Just keep it peaceful.'' This was only a few hours be- fore lens of thousands of oppo- nents of the war gathered in the tree-fringed park be- tween the grounds of the White House and the Washington Mon- make speeches and sound off. The While House grounds were sealed off completely. Buses parked bumper to bump- er across sidewalks and street intersections and all around the rear of the While House grounds. Police allowed persons with official passes through check noinl.s. Details of regular Army troops were standing by out of sight in near-by buildings, in- cluding the Executive Office Building next to the While House. Nixon's highly unusual per- sonal encounter with .students at Ihc Lincoln shrine perhaps had no parallel. It was a palpable attempt to try to calm the cam- pus outcry Dial greeted his an- nouncement April 30 that he See NIXON, J'g. 6-A antiwar movement attended the rally, none of them addressed the crowd. From President Nixon on down, however, the administra- tion made a determined effort to open a dialogue with the stu- dents it has been accused of al- ienating with its policies. The President, unable to sleep, rose at dawn and went to the Lincoln Memorial where ha conversed at length with a eroup of students as the sun came up. "It was one of the greatest ex- periences of my he said later. Secretary of Welfare Robert TI. Finch, meeting with about 40 students, was heard by an Asso- ciated Press reporter to say that Vice President Spiro T. Ag- new's "rhetoric" contributed to "healing up the climate" in which four Kent State Universi- ty students were killed. Finch later said lhat "neither by direct statement or by allu- sion have 1 ever indicated that any statements by the vice pres- ident contributed to the tragedy at Kent State." Other high-ranking adminis- tration officials met throughout the day with groups of students. At the day's end, the White House estimated about stu- dents had taken part in the many discussions. Contributing to Ihe picnic-like atmosphere was Ihc hot sun and the spring splendor of the flow- ers, shrubs and trees around the Ellipse. Most of those needing first aid were victims of the heat. Shackelford Demos Back Nixon Actions Backing for President Nixon's actions in Cambodia, concern over education and state legis- lators' expense accounts and expressions of party loyalty were evident in area Democratic county conversions Saturday. Also, most conventions voted resolutions backing Robert S. Strauss, national Democratic Party treasurer and national commiltecman of Texas, who li.-is come under fire recently. Strauss is formerly of Stamford and is now a Dallas attorney. Details of the various area county conventions can be found on Page 9-A. A slate round-up of conventions is on Page. 3-A. The Shackelford convention, meeting at Albany, endorsed Nixon's Cambodian moves and resolved that institutions of higher learning "are in a deplorable state dire to left wing movements." Several crack- down measures were proposed. Al (he Counly con- vention, delegates went on record opposing large expense accounls for legislators. Demos Not to Have Runoff; First Time in Half Century By ROBERT E. FORD Associated Press Writer The Texas Election Bureau said Saturday the Democratic party will not need to hold a statewide second primary runoff for the first time in at a half century. An analysis of the May 2 voting demonstrated: clearly that Sen. Ralph Yarborough's inabili- ty to get out (he cily vole was a major cause of his defeat by Lloyd Benlscn Jr. Some runoffs for local offices will be held June 6 anil the Democrats will name a nominee for Dist. 7 of the U.S. House in spot once held by Republican George Bush, his Senate nominee to oppose Bent- sen. The absence of any need for a statewide runoff was nailed down Friday when Hawthorne Phillips of Auslin withdrew from what once looked Uke a Demo- cratic contest for Place 3 on the Supreme Court. A runoff hat) appeared in prospect for ihe Supreme Court unlil the weekend, when Texas Election Bureau final figures gave James Dcnton of Amarillo a majority of votes over both opponents combined. Robert Johnson, head of the election bureau and a veteran vote count expert, said, "There seemed little likelihood of a change in that vote" for the court for which the official can- vass is made May 12. The firvil Election Bureau fig- ures in that race were Denton Phillips and Matt Davis of Tcxarkana Other vole totals In contested races: Democratic primary: Senator: Bcntscn Yar- borough Attorney General: Atty. Gen. Crawford Martin David Brown Land Commissioner: Bob Arm- strong Jerry Sadler Fred Williams Railroad Commissioner: Com- missioner lien Riimwy Connie Lawson Criminal Appeals Court: Tru- man Roberts Earl Smith Republican primary: Senator: Rep. George Bush Robert Morris Governor: Paul Eggers Roger Martin U.S. House, by districts: Democratic: 1: Rep. Wright Patman 372, Hill Russell 3: John Mflad Mrs. Dorothy Bach 5: Rep. Earle Cabell Mike McKool 7: Jim Greenwood Sw RUNOFF, PH-A ;