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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 8BTH YEAR, NO. 331 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 15, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press (IF) lOc SUNDAY CAPTURED A GI with the U.S. 25th Infan- Iiv South .Vietnamese, forces, try Division cautiously watcrise a wounded .eh- :'with American'advisors and air support, launch- emv soldier approach from the underbrush alter ed a ncw'offerisive into Cainbodia from the cen- a short firelight in the Tuol Sangke area'.in tral highlands, the South-Vietnamese Defense Cambodia, 70 miles northwest of Saigon. The Ministry announced Thursday night. (AP Wire- papers carried by this enemy soldier and three phdlo) MhW-indicated they were North Vietnamese. ____________ By BLUE RUCKER and BETTY GR1SSOM Better to Spend For Tags Than Q. The stale car license plates are white background with blue numbers. The blue numbers didn't look pretty with my car so I painted the numbers on my plates orange lo match my car. Now I'm wondering If I have broken the law and If I can get Into trouble. A. You may get into about worth of trouble if you're fined for driving wilh tampered license plates, according to Police Chief Warren Dodson. The different color plates designate the slate the car was registered in and it make little difference if the plates look pretty with the car or not. What's done is done, so take your orange plates to the Taylor County Tax Office and for one dollar and eighty cents they'll give you another set of blue and white plates. Q. Please tell me how lo get cat odor eut of a couch? A Vacuum the couch thoroughly to remove any excess dirt. They apply any of the excellent foam cleaners on the market to remove stains from fabrics. Just follow the directions on the can and after it's been cleaned, spray it wilh a disinfectant to eliminate the odor. Q. How oM do you have lo be to need a 1 license (e ge listing? How much does It cost? A. Since you are only seven years old you won't need a license for 10 more years. But tell your grandad that he is exempt and doesn't need one if he's over 65. The fee for your father and other people between 17 and 65 is which is regulated by the Fish and Game Commission. However, if fishing in your own county wilh a cane or bamboo pole without a winding device, a license isn't needed, regardless of age, Q. Which takes less electricity, to let lights barn all evening or tarn them oil and on several times dnrlng the eveilng? A. It takes less electricity lo turn them off and on because it doesn't take a surge of energy to start Uie bulb burning. But if you're trying to save money, says a physics professor, it's sometimes less erpensive .to let It burn. Turning the light off and on wears out the wires in the bulb, necessitating ils replacement more often. Address questions to Action Mrw, BOY, Ablkne, Texas, 7HM. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. FteaM include telepbMe inmbers H possible. HE Postal Pay Okay Seen in 3 Weeks By JIM ADAMS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON. (AP) Con- gress, which appeared ready lo halt action on a poslal pay boosl when New York mailmen threatened lo strike -Thursday nighl, is now on a timetable that could bring final approval in three weeks. "Congress is not going lo be pressured by a sen- ior Senate Post Office Commit- lee member, Hiram L. Fong, R-Ilawaii, said Thursday before New York lelter carriers called off the strike. Fong said the commitlee is ready to put out the bill for a Senate vote but a walkout would Stocks Take Early Jump NEW YORK (AP) Stock market prices jumped ahead in opening trading today. The Dow Jones average had surged 7.66 points to 692.45 by a.m., one.-half hour after the opening bell. Advancing issues ted declines by a 3 to 1 margin on the New York Stock Exchange. Analysis said a late rally at- tempt Thursday had carried over. Early Big Board prices in- cluded Telex, up 12 cents lo United Aircraft, up 36 cenls lo Bristol Meyers, up 50 cents lo and Itek, up 75 cents to Slock market prices declined sharply Thursday but a flurry of buying before (he close helped reduce the day's losses. The Dow Jones average of 30 Industrials closed at 684.96, down 9.05 points for the day. At one point before (he rally Ihe averages were down slighlly more than 17 points. In the past four weeks Ihe Dow Jones aver- age has fallen 92 points. Volume rose to 13.92 million shares Thursday compared wilh 10.72 million shares Wednesday. Analysts said there was no particular reason for Thurs- day's decline olher than the con- tinued uneasiness about the soft economy afld the war in Indo- china. have forced a delay unlil a set- tlement was reached. Hep. David N. C. Henderson, D-N.C., second-ranking Demo- crat on the House Post Office Committee, said Congress' reac- tion to a new mail strike might be even worse: "I don't see how it could speed it (the bill) up very he said. "And it might kill It." But New York Branch 36 of Ihe National Association of I-et- ter Carriers, one of Iwo New York locals that triggered the nationwide mail strike in March, voled Thursday lo slay on the job and put off any fur- ther slrike consideralion unlil June 12. "Our people showed them- selves to be responsible Gus Johnson, the local's presi- dent, said after the vote. "II is up to Congress now to show its responsibility." The 8 per cent pay raise for poslal workers is lied to differ- ing House and Senate bills lhat would create a U.S. Poslal Serv- ice lo put the mails on a self- paying basis .by 1978 and oper- ate much as an independent cor- poration. Kills 2 Students 9 Others Wounded at Mississippi College By JAMES DOWNEY and RON HAHRIST Associated Press Writers JACKSON, Miss. (AP) A 25-second fusillade of police gunfire killed two Negro men and wounded nine olhers today at predominantly black Jackson State College just minutes afler reports'of sniper fire on a cily fire truck on campus. Cily police and stale highway patrolmen had gone to the cam- pus to investigate complaints by passing molorisls that rocks had been thrown at cars. It. was the second straight night of disturbances on the campus, which is about one mile from Mississippi's Capitol. Many students have claimed loo many blacks are sent to Viet- nam immediately afler gradua- tion, bul [here were conflicting reports on why Uie trouble start- ed. Sludenls said, the rocks were thrown by nonstudenls. Police said that the two victims and all but Iwo of the wounded were students. Hinds County Coroner' B. R. Bollock identified the dead as James Earl Green and Phillip L. Gibbs, 21, of Ripley, Miss. A witness said lie'saw snipers- fire al a cily fire Imck just mih- Flash Floods Send Guard Units to Aid San Marcos By THE ASSORIATED PRESS Cloudbursls dumped heavy rains on porlions of Southwest Texas this morning, causing flashflooding and sending Na- tional Guardsmen with boats to San Marcos to help persons stranded in low areas of the cily where Purgatory Creek over- flowed its banks. A Iqrnado warning was Issued for Houston and porlions of Brazoria County (Ariglelon) lasl- ine .until a.m. A funnel moving northeasterly, was reported between Manvel and Pearl and, 20 miles southeast of Houston. A fiinriel cloud also was seen near ihe Astrodome in Houslon: Flood threats followed the heavy rains in Southwest Texas. The Weather Bureau issued a warning that thunderstorms wilh strong gusty winds, heavy rain- fall and some hail, would in- crease in an area from Austin eastward to Lufkin and south- ward lo the middle and upper Texas coast. The flood warning was for the tributaries of the Guadalupc river In the New Braunfels area nnd Comal Counly, and for the Krio River south ol San An- tonio. The Weather Bureau re- ported rains of 4 lo 5 Inches on Ihe watershed of the Frio River, which flows near Rocksprings, Leakey, Uvalde, Pearsall and joins the Nueces at Three Rivers. The Highway Department said six inches of rain fell at Kcrr- ville in a 13-hour period. The department said U.S. 377 was closed southwest ot Junction an in Kimble (Junction) and Ed- wards (Rocksprings) counties, and Texas 57 was closed in Zavala County (Crystal Cily) because of high water. Some olher rainfall totals to 7 a.m. today included Austin 'WEATHER U.S, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER SLJHEAU (Wtalhtr mip, pg. IA) AB1LCNE AND VICINITY (ifrmUf radlui) Parity cofixJy and cooler today, clearing and cooler tonight. FaTr and not so ecu! Salwday. HlgH today 85. tow Friday rf9M W. Sftlurday hrgh 60. Chance lor rain non-exit tent. Wlrdi northerly 11-15 m.pji, becoming and vanabfe Saturday. High and low lor 24-hovfi tndFng al f .m. 7fl and 47. High and low for Int day Isst year: 74 and Suniet liil p.mj wnriM today: a-m.j luniet loofah I: p-m. 2.13, Cdiilla 1.4 McAllen 1.30, Alice 1.M, San Antoio .86, San Children .71. The severest weather was re- ported in Southwest Texas be- fore midnight Thursday. San An- tonio reported several funnel clouds in ils area. Hondo, about 20 miles south- west ot San Antonio, had one of its worst storms as golf ball-size hail fell. Heavy wind and rain accompanied the storm and some flooding, in.tlie area, Slate police at San Antonio re- ported lhal Farm Road 4C2 be- tween Tarpley in Handera Coun- ly and liondo In Medina Counly flooded. Several cars were trapped. There were no Injuries re- ported. Rain Increased over North College Group Promotes Peace With Bubble Gum LOS ANGELES (AP) In these troubled limes on college campuses, one' group thinks it has found a simple way lo promote peace and happiness: chewing bubble gum. Al the University of California at Los Angeles, a somewhat loosely organized bunch calling itself Headquarters of World Happiness is passing out hunks of the gum. The aim; a massive "chew- In" May 22 at all nine campuses of the University of California, with Ihe raw material to be sup- plied from here, free. Why? Blowing bubbles brings happiness, says a group mem- ber, Ron Shendrov, 23, "A lot of people have forgotten about bubble gum, just as Ihey've for- gotten Lheir he ex- plains. Central and Northwest Texas early. Friday as it slowly drilled eastward. By 5 a.m. the cold front had become quite diffused across Central Texas although a marked contrast slill existed be- Iwcen Uie air over northwest scclions where temperatures were in the upper 40s and lower 50s and the warm moist air over the coaslal regions were lorn- peraturcs were in Ihe 70s. Riidar indicated showers oc- curring at dawn In a broad band from Uie middle and lower reaches of Ihe Rio Grande Val- ley northward arross Central Texas. Cloudy skies were forecast to- day wilh the showers and thiin- dershowcrs continuing. Skies were to gradually clear from Uie northwest tonight and Saturday. Up to 2 Inches Falls Over Area Those cartoons lhal come In the gum packages help, loo, says Ron. "There's a lot ot real- ity in cartoon reading." The group's venture was in- spired by "Pink Happiness Day" lasl February, al which UCLA students munched pieces of gum and popped un- counted bubbles. Shendrov says the gum Indus- Iry has no connection with ihe chew-in, though the group got a bulk rale of for the pieces. The money came from Ihe "fun and festival" portion of UCLA studenl sludenls themselves raise. One member of Ihe Sludcnl Legislative Council described a chew-In as "beller Ihan spend- ing money on destruction such as war or oo politics.'1 Abilerj; and the Big Country are all wel. Literally speaking, or raining as (lie case may be, continuous rain during the night tells the weather story in the 17-eounly area. Dove Effort Is Doomed Even if the Senote should vote to cut off funds for the Vietnam war, and it isn't likety to, the effort launch- ed Wednesday by Senate doves is doomed to fail. The House already has made that clear. Nontheless, the Senate will spend the next several weeks debating the issue. Why expend its energy in a fight lhat can't succeed? At stake for those sena- tors who oppose the war are several (hings, but their main goal is to generate public pressure on President Nixon lo speed of U. S. forces from Indo- china and refroin from us- ing troops in anolher Cam- bodian-type operations. In on AP News Special on Pg. 17A John Beckler of Associated Press' staff on Copitcl Hill examines the options lo Congress in a dis- pute with the White House on foreign policy, and shows why this is the Senate's only practical alternative. Admiral King Takes Command SAIGON Mm. Je- rnmo II. King Jr. assumed com- mand oJ U S. naval forces In Vietnam lixlay from Vice Adm. Elmo R, Zumwalt Jr. Zumwalt, 49, will become chief ol naval operations July 1. But ils over in Abilene, according lo the weal her bureau, which staled rain- chances as non-existent Friday and Saturday. Temperatures for Friday are expected to remain cool, gelling a little warmer Saturday. Total rainfall for Abilene readied B.60, after catching nearly a half inch lasl nighl, .47. This slacks agalnsl the normal for the year of 7.70. In (he Big Country several places soaked up more Ihan an inch and a half, Pulnam had 1.80-inch; Knox Cily, 1.70; Ballinger, 1.70, and Easlland, Ranger and Tuscola, all had 1.50. Tuscola reported gusty winds. Colcman reported 1.30-inch, but 10-milcs soulh of there, a downpour dropped an even 2 inches. In Abilene Thursday night winds gustcd up to M m.p.h. Lighloning hit a transformer mounlcd on a pole al S. 27lh and Marshall SI. about p.m. Thursday, causing a power failure al a nearby sub-stalion. Homes had a temporary power failure, which was quickly corrected, according lo Robert E. Kennedy, vice president of Wast Texas Utilities. Tornado funnels were spotted lale Thursday over the South Plains, the Panhandle and the San Anlnnio area. In Lubhock about 500 persons sought shelter in the Lubbock Coliseum lale Thursday afternoon as Iwislcrs threatened (he already devastated area. ules before the shooting as Ihe truck was being escorted past a barricade on campus by police. Firemen had' been sent lo the scene to put out a fire ot rubble on the edge of Uie campus. Po- lice said boards were pulled from an old building and set afire. The blaze was extin- guished. .The Jackson Police Depart- ment, said this morning Its re- cords showed a police unit on the scene had reported sniper fire when the truck moved into the area. "Things were flying so fast and heavy you couldn't said fire Capt. George Selby, who was on the truck. "We do have a few marks on (he truck, but these may be from rocks that were thrown at it on the way out. There was something, but we did not have time to de- termine what it was." Witnesses said the police con- fronted a crowd .of men standing in front of a women's dormitory and opened fire with shotguns, short-barreled riot guns and ri- fles after hearing a sound like a shot or firecracker. Tlicre were conflicting. ver- sions ol what happened Just be- fore the sliooling started. Tlie police said they opened fire alt- er taking, a sniper shot from Ihe dormitory: An Associated Press newsman slanding with the po- lice at lhal moment said he hoard a popping sound. One slii- dcnt interviewed after the sfiool- ihgs said that a can some- thing" had- fallen lo1 the pave- ment. Another said the popping sound had been made by .a bot- tle as it fell to the ground. The first sound on a tape re- cording made by a local televi- sion station appeared to be a bottle breaking. Then jeering students could be heard in the distance. This was followed by a light report, and then the boom- ing of police weapons near Uio recorder. "All of a sudden a bollle shat- tered at my said Jack Hobbs of station VVJTV. "At Uie same time, I heard what sound- ed like a shot. In a spill second somclhlng zinged past my car and ricocheted off a fence be- hind me." "I was facing Ihe donnllory and the shot came past my. ear and struck the Hobbs said. He said he was not posi- tive (he shot came from the dor- mitory. In adrfilion lo Ihe Iwo men killed, 16 persons were wounded or trcalcd for minor Injuries. All except a highway patrol- man, who suffered minor laccr- alions, were Negroes. There were conflicting reports on what started the first nighl of disturbances Wednesday. Sever- al sludenls said rockthrowing was triggered by a young while man passing out antiwar leaf- lets and urging protest against U.S. Involvement In Cambodia. Olhers said It started when a handful of nonstudents drinking on a street corner started pell- Ing passing cars wilh rocks. NEWS INDEX Amusements 1 IB Classified.......... 10-15B Comics 9B 8B Hojoscooe.............5A Hospital Palitnli........3A, Obituaries.............2A Sports 12-15A To Ycur Good Health____7A TV Loq...............3B Women's News........4-78 WHERE IT RAINED ABILENK 2-Day Tolal Municipal Airport Total for Year Normal for Year ALBANY ANSON BA1RD BALLINGEH BLACKWELL BRECKENRIDGE BUFFALO GAP CISCO CLYDE COLEMAN 8.60 7.70 .24 .20 1.00 1.70 .20 .51 .85 1.41 1.00 1.3G .74 .BO EASTLAND GORMAN HAMLIN HAWLEY KNOX CITY LAWN MERKEL PAINT ROCK HANGER, ROTAN WEINERT WINTERS   

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