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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1970, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEARjyg. 333 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 17, 1970 PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS IOC SUNDAY Associated Prest (ff) Biggest Cambodia Battle Threatened Happy demonstration Far from the the nation, some'lOiOOplperioiii'fSt tAFB barbecue Saturday. Themost violent part of the Dyess observance was a parachute harness "kiddie ride" with a jolt at the end. Below, Oheryle Rangel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ,1. M. Rangel of 148 Mississippi, noted the "happy demonstration" by concentrating on the barbecue. See story Page 2-A. (Staff Photos by Billy Adams) SAIGON (AP) An estimat- ed regiment of Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops sur- rounded and fought their way Saturday into Kompong Cham, Cambodia's third largest city. The action threatened to trig- ger the biggest battle of the Cambodia war. About 45 miles to the east, other Communist command forces, apparently regrouping after initial retreats from their border base areas, stood off American forces trying to push inlo nine enemy cache sites oc- cupied by the North Vietnamese 5th Division. Amid these latest turns in the war HIE U.S. Command in Sai- gon announced withdrawals into the thousands of American forces from the sanctuary area of eastern Cambodia. The com- mand did not give any figure, but informed sources eslimated the total at to From to remained beyond the border in the drive that be- gan on May 1. An Associated Press corre- spondent just outside Kompong Cham reported that.the enemy forces of 800 to men had encircled three Cambodian bat- talions and were fighting other government troops inside the city. Under battle conditions the enemy force was considered at regiment strength. There was no estimate of just how many government troops were in- volved. Kompong Cham is a provin- cial 74 miles by road and 50 by air from Phnom Penh, and the military head- quarters for three surrounding provinces. U.S.-made T28 bombers flown by Cambodian pilots pounded the enemy positions surrounding (he town, and the Cambodian high command rushed rein- forcements toward the city aboard commandeered civilian trucks and buses. Cambodian officers renewed an earlier request for South Vietnamese ground troops to help break the siege. Officers at South Vietnamese Task Force Headquarters at Tay Ninh were considering the request Satur- day night. Lt. Gen. Do Cao Tri, the task force commander, re- jected the first request for ground forces Friday, but or- dered fighter-bombers to fly support for the Cambodian de- fenders. The city is 35 miles from the Viclnam the 21.7-mile limit in which Ameri- can forces are permitted to operate. "The situation is extremely a high-ranking South Vietnamese officer told an AP reporter at Tay Ninh. "The Cambodians may not be able to hold out much longer." A South Vietnamese radio team inside Kompong Cham re- ported that a Cambodian battal- ion moved out of the city Satur- day in an attempt to open the road In Phnom Penh in case the defenders were forced to with- draw, The Cambodian troops ran headlong into an enemy force and suffered two killed and 24 wounded. They claimed they killed 11 enemy and cap- tured eight. SHOOT OUT THIS WEEK Far Too Many Midnights, And Not Enough Cowboys Israeli Warplanes Hit Egyptian Navy TEL AVIV (AP) Israeli warplanes attacked an Egyptian naval installation on the Red Sea 500 miles south of the Suez Canal Saturday and sank a de- stroyer and a Soviet-built mis- sile boat, the military command here reported. It was one of the longest Is- raeli combat flights of the Mid- dle East confrontation. A statement by the Egyptian command in Cairo said one navy ship was damaged and 10 crewmen were wounded in the attack by "a large group" of U.S.-made F4 Phantom fighter- bombbers. The brief statement also said the ships shot down two Israeli planes during the four-hour raid but the Israeli command report- ed all of its planes returned safely. The Egyptian communique did not list the type of ship it said was damaged nor did it give the amount of damage. The Israeli command said the attack was in. retaliation for the sinking of an Israeli fishing boat in the Mediterranean by an Egyptian missile boat and the mining of the harbor at Elath, the Israeli port on the Gulf of Aqaba. The military command said the attack was in retaliation for Egypt's sinking of an Israeli fishing boat in the Mediterra- nean and the mining of the har- bor at Elalh, the Israeli port on EARLY CHANGES SCHOOL STATUS EARLY (RNS) Itesidenls here voled Saturday to have the school become the Early Independent School District and leave the status of Common School District. The margin was 115 for and 42 against. It had been explained by Supl. 0. B. Chambers that common school districts must rely on values set by the county and state, while the Independent school district can set its own lax evaluations. Brown County Judge William 0. Breedlove had set the election after being pre- sented a petition signed by 27 Early residents asking for a vole. the Gulf of Aqaba. The attack was made at Has Banas, 560 miles southeast of Tel Aviv, and opposite Yanou on Saudi Arabia's Hed Sea coast. About 200 miles west of Ras Banas is Egypt's Aswan High Dam. Earlier in the day, the mili- tary command said Israeli jets shot down two more Egyptian MIGs in new dogfights over the southern end of the Suez Canal sixth and seventh Egyp- tian plane losses in three days of air battles. At the same time, the Egyptian command claimed its planes downed an Israeli Mi- rage jet. The attack on the naval sta- tion came late in the afternoon. The Israeli command did not say how long it lasted. A military spokesman said the Egyptian destroyer was a former British warship of World War II vintage which normally carries a crew of about 250 men. According to the London Insti- tute of Strategic Studies, the Egyptians have six destroyers. BROWNWOOD (RNS) The "Midnight Cowboy" may be facing a shoot out Ihis week in federal court if local officials who have labeled the movie as obscene have their way. The battle began here Thurs- day night when the X-raled film was shown at the Bluffview Drive-in, and a number of Brownwood families apparently went to see the film thinking it was a "western." When they complained, Police Chief Bill Donahoo confiscated the movie and filed misdemeanor charges In Brown County Court against the manager, Floyd Allred. He was released on bond. Also on Friday, Donahoo signed an affidavit slating he felt the movie was obscene, and 35th District Court Attorney George Day called for a hearing to MiHUSA Crown Stays In Virginia MIAMI BEACH (AP) Miss Virginia, green-eyed beauly Debbie Shelton, kept the Miss USA title in her home state for the second straight year Satur- day night. Debbie, a 21-year-old student at Old Dominion University, ac- cepted her crown and sceptre from Wendy Dascomb, the 1969 Miss USA who represented Vir- ginia last year. The 5-foot-8, 125-pound bru- nctle captured the crown after heing selected Miss Pixable midway through the pageant as the most photogenic entry. First runnerup was Miss South Carolina, Vickie Lynn Chesser of Mount Pleasant; sec- ond runncrup was Miss Nevada, Shori Lee Schruhl of Las Vegas; third was Miss Tennessee, Don- na Marie Ford of Trenton; and fourth was Miss Georgia, Cheri Slophens of Allanta. Miss Shelton was the rnnst buxom of the 51 entries with measurements of 39-24-36. She chose a military uniform on Aimed Forces Day as her state coslume. decide whether a permanent injunclion could be issued so the movie could not be shown. The hearing could be as early as Monday. Recipient of last year's Academy Award Oscar for "Best Movie of the the film was shown about three months ago at the Bowie Theatre in downtown Brownwood. The Reporter-News was told by dif- ferent sources Friday and Satur- day that the manager had agreed to delete specific from tho. movie and watch the age limit carefully on entering the theatre. Chiel Donahoo said Saturday night that he had seen the movie at that time and none of Die scenes had been deleted. He said many persons had asked him why he had not confiscated (he film at that time. "We just weren't he stated. "We hadn't put any study into it at that time. But f can tell you this, If [he movie were shown anywhere else here tomorrow, I would confiscate it." The movie, Donahoo said, had WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (WtithBr Mjp, fg, 12.Q] ABILENE AND VICINITY IM-mllf n. thus) Fair and warm Sunday Ihrouqh Monday. Sunday 85. Low Sunday nlqhl In Ihe Ms. High Monday In the high 80s. winds southerly 5-15 m.p.h. TEMPERATURES Sal. p.m. 53 71 55 "4 50 J8 73 tA 70 uroh US find Inw Inr 3< hours endlnn. 9 BO and <5. High and low same dale last year: 61 and 58. Sunset lAsf night: sunrise, loday; 63Vl sunset Barometer rearlirxj at 9 p.m.: 38.29. Humidity at 1 p.m.: a per cenl. first come to Brownwood when we "first began to get the ball rolling" on a campaign against obscene materials in the city, urging voluntary compliance by dealers at local newsstands and Hie theatre operators as well. "In my own mind, I saw the movie, and I believe It was said Donahoo. He pointed out, however, that this was a personal opinion. The chief staled that the Texas law does have tile statutes against obscenity, and he intends to enforce them. "What 1 am doing is taking it out of my office and putting it in Hie ho said. Donahoo said ha expects to know something next week about the hearing on the injunc- tion. Day said Saturday he Is asking that Judge Joe Dibrell view Ihe film and decide whether or not an injunction should be granted. The District Attorney said he would like lo get 12 people (a jury) to deter- mine what is decent, as set down in the Supreme Court rulings. One official in Brownwood, who asked not lo be quoted, said Donahoo and Brown County Atty. Gary Price themselves may be in hot water for possible violations in confiscating of the film. The source did not indicate what action, if any, may be taken. Reporter-News Arts Editor Sam Pendergrast, who recalls the "Midnight Cowboy" in his movie round-up on Page 15-C, says in a column written earlier in the week the film is "probably one of the most unde- servedly controversial movies of the decade, concerning as it does the seamy world of big-city male hustlers." Tlie movie was the second Turn lo MIDNIGHT, Tg. 2-A WWI Widow, 71, Defends U.S. Flag Not All Observances Quiet as Abilene1 s By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS State police used tear gas Sat- urday to disperse antiwar pro- testers who swarmed ont othe Ft. Dix, N.J., Army post at the end of an Armed Forces Day dem- onstration against the war in Southeast Asia. Thousands of Americans elsewhere marched in parades honoring U.S. serv- icemen. Fl. Dix was one of about two dozen military installations that had canceled Armed Forces Day observances because of threatened demonstrations. Among other bases that can- celed observances were Ft. Bragg and Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina. At Fayetteville, near Fl. Bragg, actress Jane Fonda and other war critics addressed a rally of about persons. The confrontation at Ft. Dix came after several nf a group of about demonstrators who marched to Uia base tore down a wire fence and moved onto the post grounds. About 50 military policemen, backed by state troopers and armed with rifles and riot gear, confronted the demonstrators. Hard-Hals Invite Students lo Rally NEW YORK (AP) The city's hard-hat construction workers have invited students, "long hair or or to attend a City Hall rally Wednesday to support US. servicemen "wherever they are." They said the noontime rally was being called "lo demon- strate that non-violence and re- spect for the rights of all had better return to the American Scene If we wanl lo avoid a complete breakdown of (he American system." Slate police sprayed tear gas on the mob. Five civilians were taken into custody. Ah Army spokesman had said MPs and permanent post personnel were standing by, along with an 800-man unit from Ft. Meade, Md. There were peaceful parades by military units and civic groups in many areas. fn California, marched under sunny skies in San Diego which claims the largest Armtd Forces Day parade in the world and a police-estimated crowd of watched a procession in the I.os Angeles suburb of Torr- ance. New York City's parade drew an estimated marchers. Mayor John V. Lindsay, a war crilic and target of recent pro- tests by administration support- ers, was not on hand. Thousands lined strccls in Pittsburgh for a peaceful march. Screral military reser- vists riding trucks in Ihe parade flashed the peace sign at the crowd. NEWSllEX Abilene Events 14-C Amusements....... T4-1S-C Berry's WorW 6-B Books S-A Bridge T4-C Cloisifieds..........7-11-D Crossroods Report 3-B Crossword 6-B Doctor's Mail Box......4-B Editoriols 12-C Form 12-D Hospital Patienti Jumble Inner to ScrvkMMii Worken Obituorles Oil 1S-A 'I Reeordi Sports Tt.osl }.B Tens Foil...........2-B To Your Good Hxrrii 6-B TV Tab (Pullatri e< Bl We.k Ifi Business i-B 12-A ......4 3-B MMFI .In. 3-B fw KF.Y BISCAYNR, Fla. (AP) Tears in her eyes, a 71-year- old woman who said her hus- band died in World War f grabbed an American flag from anliwar demonstrators march- ing on the Florida While House Saturday and scolded them for carrying it upside down. "I grabbed the said Florence Fitzgerald, a short, woman with gray hair. "Yes I did. I sain1 I would do thai if I ever saw (hem I'm Ihe widow of a man who gave his life for them in World War I." Mrs. P'ilzgcrald scrambled oul of a car as Ihe group of about 200 proteslers neared Ihe end of a 2'A-mile march on President Nixon's residence. After she grabbed the huge flag, the demonstrators later succeeded in tugging the flag away from her. The driver of car, Dorothy Morgan, 40, also jumped out and scolded the csnwd, Ihink you've got a perfect right to she told Ihem, "but that nag gives you Ihe right. My father died in World War II so you would have a place to live." k Nixon was In tho residence when the crowd arrived and marched up and down in front of the gales, chanting obscene anliwar slogans, fiul he did not make an appearance, ft would have been hard for Ihe President to communicate with the youths, said the Rev. John Huffman, minister of the Key Hiscayne Presbyterian church which Nixon attends. FCC Approves Sale of KRLD-TY WASHINGTON (AP) The Federal Communications Com- mission has approved th sale of television station KRLD-TV, Dallas, to Ihe Times Herald Printing Co. The approval, announced Fri- day, involves transfer of the sta- tion license from the Times Her- ald Printing Co., Inc., to the Times Herald Printing Co. of Times Herald of Texas is owned by the Times Mirror Co., owner of Ihe Los Angelej Times. The Times Mirror bought out the Times Herald, owner o{ KRLD-TV, J   

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