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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 89TH YEAR, NO. 337 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 21, 1970 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated SUNDAY Why Do They Demonstrate? 'Cambodia More Than I Could Lawyer Says 'By TOM GOLDSTEIN Associated Press Wriler NEW YORK (AP) "I was so against Vietnam for so long that Cambodia was more than I could, .says Orville II. Schell, partner in a prominent Wall Street law firm. So Schell, 61, lather of three grown children and a trustee of Vassar College, left his desk Wednesday, along wi'.h other New York City lawyers, to spend the day in Washington lobbying against the war. He personally met wilh Secre- tary of the Army Stanley Resor, Solicitor General Irwin Gris- and Ally. Gen. John N. Mitchell. "I'm not sure we changed any minds, but we created a new he said afterward. Schell is a partner in the law firm of Hughes, Hubbaid, Blair Reed, which numbers some of the nation's largest corporations among its clicnls. He has been with the firm since he was grad- uated from Harvard Law School in 1933. "It was founded by Charles Evan Hughes, a Republican. But I've always been a Demo- crat. I stumped for Franklin De- lano Roosevelt in shoe (owns in said Schell who calls himself, "a demonstra- tor al heart." In recent years, Schell has participated in several antiwar protests but has never assumed a leadership role until he was tapped two weeks ago lo be an organizer of Ihe lawyers' lob- bying expedition. "I'm the kind of aclivist '.hat whenever anything starts, I can't keep my mouth shut, so I get caught up in the he explained.- 'tV, In addition lo Ciunbodia, Schell said his decision to pro- test was influenced by the cam- pus shooting deaths at Kent State University in Ohio and the recent1 clashes between con- struction workers and students In the Wall Street area. "I was shocked beyond meas- ure by Kent State, and the con- etruc'.ion workers drove me cra- he said. Polosi Boy Hit by Car Robert Travis Couch, 9, of Potosi was hospitalized when hit by a car noar Wylie School about 8 -a.m. Thursday, said Abilene police. The boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Couch, was admitted to Hendrick Memorial Hospital. His injuries were not Immediately known. Police Sgl. Allen Halchelt Indicated the boy may have been knocked or dragged 20 or 30 feet by the auto. One of the car wheels may have Injured the victim's feel, said Hatched. The wheel apparently did no', roll over Ihe boy, he added. Officer J. C. Jones is inves- tigating the accident, on tho Buffalo Gap Rd. Wylie school personnel reported that tho boy had ridden the bus (o school and had gone lo a store across the highway from the school. Young Couch was reportedly en route lo the school when Ihe accident occurred. 4 U.S. Judges Asked for Texas WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Scnale has approved a bill providing for four new federal judgeships in Texas. The bill passed Wednesday calls for new judges in the northern, southern, weslcrn and eastern districts of the state. "WEATBElT U i DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Wcarkir P9 Schcll's experience with pro- tests is not limited lo being a participant. When black stu- dents took over a building ;it Vassar College last fall, Schell, as vice-chairman of the board of trustees, was the school's chief negotiator. "We negotiated and Iried lo understand and tried to give them what we thought was rea- sonable. It he said. On Tuesday, when Schell was addressing a meeting of New York City lawyers about to jour- ney to the capital, a dozen dis- senting lawyers interrupted him and read a statement attacking the organized bar for interced- ing loo late in the Vielnam situ- ation. Schell listened intently, then calmly thanked the protestors for llieir views. he said as the demonstrators slow- ly filed out of the auditorium. "We appreciated thai." The 700 lawyers in the auditorium broke into applause. AND VICINITY LAWYER ORVILLE SCHELL AND WORKER RONNIE AMBROSE on opposite ends of. the demonstration spectrum (AP Wlrtpholo) Combat Deaths I'.y GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) A total of 217 Americans were killed in action in the Vietnam war last week, the U.S. Command announced today. It was a 29 per cent in- crease over [he total of the week before and Ihe first tune the weekly death toll had ex- ceeded 200 in nine months. Informed sources said 77 of Ihe 217 Americans died on Cam- bodian battlefields. The death was the highest for the Americans since the week of Aug. 10-16, when 244 Americans were killed in action. The summary of casualties from the allied commands also reported 553 Soulh Vietnamese troops and North Viet- namese and Viet Cong killed last week, and Americans and South Vietnamese troops wounded. Information was not immedi- ately available on how many of these occurred in the operations in Cambodia, but the South Viet- namese command said enemy activity in Vietnam decreased 40 per cent last week. The week before, a total of 863 South Viet- namese troops had been report- ed killed, 35 per cent more than last week, while enemy casual- ties totaled killed. Today's summaries raised the official casually totals for the war lo Americans killed, Americans wounded, 639.888 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong killed and South Vietnamese troops killed. The U.S. Command in a sep- arate communique .said a total of 166 Americans have been, killed and 677 wounded in opera- lions in Cambodia since U.S. combat forces first crossed the border on April 29. South Viet- namese headquarters 591 government troops killed and wounded in Cambo- dian operations, while the allies claimed North Vietnamese and Viet Cong killed. While only light contact was reported today on the allied fronts in Cambodia, in South Vielnam the enemy shelled 51 U.S. or South Vietnamese posi- tions. It was Ihe third night in a row that more than 50 bases or towns came under rocket and mortar attack in an enemy high point of ac'livity timed to coin- cide with Ihe anniversary of Ho Chi Minn's birth. Initial reports said 13 Ameri- cans and at least 12 Vietnamese were wounded, while damage over-all was described as light. Terrorists hurled grenades at two jeeps in Da Nang Wednes- day night, killing four Viet- namese and wounding 10. Wind Uproots Circus Tent In Injuring 79 GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) A violent wind gust up- rooted one side of a circus teni Wednesday night, injuring 79 persons, most of them children. Of 22 injured admitted lo hos- pitals, five were listed in criti- cal condition. "One moment they were watching Ihe show and the next moment they were silting out in Ihe said one spectator. It was "like an umbrella being blown said another. The end of Ihe performance was about 15 minules away. "It seemed like it happened In about three said John Jackson, a clown wilh Ihe James Bros. Circus of Martinez, Calif. "I was standing on one side of the lent when one of the fellows next to me said it was going to Jackson said. "I ran across Hie center of the ring where several children who are mentally retarded were standing. I put my arms up but the poles came right up over the lop and hit the kids. It was just a lot of turmoil crying and he said. "Most of the adults were pret- ty cool about it. Lois of kids were crying for their mothers and kids who had parents who were in- jured were: crying, but things calmed down and people helped each Jackson added. About 800 lo 900 persons were watching high wire artist Her- bert Weber when the big wind swooshed under the open wall flaps on the south side of the oval, 240-foot-long lent. Sergeant Joe Kicks of the Search on for Youth Missing on Coast Trip loniqlil PUTNAM The Coast Guard and law enforcement officers are searching for a Putnam High School student who disap- peared in the Gulf off Port Isabel Wednesday afternoon. Bobby Mack Shirley, a junior at Putnam High, was surfing wilh a group of students on the Putnam High junior-senior trip and didn't return, according lo R. W. Reynolds, Putnam superintendent of schools. Reynolds said the information he had received was sketchy but that apprenlly Shirley and some other students had gone out into the water and when Shirley was missed, they thought he had already gone back to the beach. "I believe the search began yesterday Reynolds said, "but we did not gel any information about it until this morning." The boy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jewel Shirley of Putnam, Icfl for Port Isabel Thursday morning, Reynolds said, Mesa County sheriffs office said the north side ol the tent remained anchored, but the gust broke loose the guy wires on the south side. The canvas then sailed over the heads of spectators in the norlh side, dragging 40 alumi- num poles, each 20 feet long, over the bleachers. Several persons were injured by Ihe flying poles and several olhers suffered rope burns. Some fell from (heir seals and up under the canvas, which landed behind Ihe north bleachers. Weber said he managed to lither down a high wire support pole which remained standing. The audience included 90 youngsters from the State Home and Training School. Twenty- one of them, along with two em- ployes of the home, were among (he injured. Hicks said the lent and about worU) of equipment were destroyed. NEWS INDEX Amusements.......... 16A Business Notes .........76 Bridge 88 Clossificd.......... 14-17B Comics 13B Edilorioli 12B Horoscope 9A Hcsnitol Potienls...... 10A Obiluorics 2A Spoils This Mon's Art........ I6A To Your Good Heollh 8B TV Loo...............9B Women's In Cambodia, across Ihe bor- der from South Vietnam's cen- tral highlands, thousands of Soulh Vietnamese infantrymen who began an operation Wednesday against the last of the known enemy sanctuaries in Cambodia continued to encoun- ter little resistance. South Vietnamese military headquarters said there had been no significant contact re- ported in the operation, about 125 miles northeast of Saigon. But South Vietnamese troops re- ported finding Ihe bodies of Cambodian civilians whom Soulh Vietnamese field com- manders said apparcnlly had been killed hy U.S. B52 strikes, and nine civilians were reported wounded. Another Soulh Vietnamese force reported killing 39 North Vietnamese and Viel Cong in two clanhcs in southeastern Cambodia and seining more than 100 tons of arms and am- munition. Eleven Soulh Viet- namese were reported killed and 35 wounded. American troops uncovered several large caches in the Fishhook region of Cambodia north of Saigon and captured 75 rifles, nine trucks and tons of medical supplies. Worker Ired When They Burn Flags By PAUL SERAFINI Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) What moves construction workers to rage about peace demonstrators more than anything elsD is "wlicn (hey burn American says Ronnie Ambrose, a brawny 35-year-old ironworker. Ambrose was among the tens of thousands of workers who paraded beneath a swirling sea o( flags in lower Manhattan Wednesday lo show support for the administration's Indochina policy. "We don't care if Iliey hold up peace he said of anti- war, demonstrators. "But if they desecrate the American flag or hold up the Viet Cong flag, we're going to fight." Flag-burners "are sicker than guys (caring up the campuses or said Ambrose, who lives in Jersey city, N.J. "1 saw the same Ihing when I was working in he said. "The hardhals heat them tip and they even beat up some women." Ambrose did not hesitate lo add that he would "beat up" anyone he saw burning the Hag publicly. He said, however, that the workers were ordered by their union leaders not to use violence during Wednesday's rally "even if we got killed by them The demonstration was peace- ful. Ambrose, born in Iowa City, said he left after being graduated Tram the local high school and Joined the U.S. Ma- rine Corps. He said he served for 15 months in (he Korean war zone during his six-year hitch. "South Korea was a good prosperous country until the Communisls invaded he said. "We were wrong to get out of (here so soon." The ironworker said he did not hate Communist because communism "is a workable po- litical system [or some coun- tries." "If countries choose ihe sys- tem lor themselves in a peace- fill way, it could be good for them, but it's not a good system for Ambrose said. He add- ed, "If they start (o grab other countries, they should be slopped." lie said ho supports the for- eign policies of President Nixon because he believes they are in line with Ihe policy advocated by Ihe United Stales after World War II and followed by every presides', up until now, regard- less of his political parly. "I put nty trust in Nixon lo do what he thinks is right for Ambrose said, "lie is doing what all those other presidents have done and they all must have believed in what America was doing." By ELLIE RUCKER and BKTTY GRISSOM Why Was Prec. 12 Moved From YWCA? Q. For several years Ihe voters were allowed lo use the YWCA building for clccllons in Free. 12. Ilcvausc ol a mis- understanding over a very .small thing ihc privilege was withdrawn. Tha other building available In (tils precinct has steep steps which arc difficult for many elderly people lo climb. I feel (his matter should be looked Into and consider restoring the privilege. A. The facilities at the YWCA are often reserved months in advance and the large room that Is needed tor tin; voting isn't always available, says the Director of the YWCA. Precinct Chairman T. N. Carswell says Ihe voting place was moved to Immanuel Baptist Church because it is more centrally located and the facilities are available anrt adequate: He agrees there are a few 'steps but they have handrails. Q. I would like to know why my neigh- borhood doesn't gel any of the samples through the mail, such as the toothpaste that was delivered In some parts of town last week? A. A Tost Office official said the samples are addressed to occupants of only a few parts of town. These sections are picked by the companies and are aimed at people most likely to purchase their producl. Q. Could you tell me, please, when tht Uplzzan Stallions will be In Abilene and what the tickets for the show will cost? A. These highly bred Austrian horses will be al the Taylor County Coliseum June 23-24 at 8 p.m. Tickets will be ?3, and ?5, unless you are interested In supporting ,1116 West Texas Rehabilitation Center In the Patron Section, where the tickets will be two for Q. How does the Golf Association make money to pay champions In the golf tournaments? A. In the national PGA tournaments the prize purse is filled by the money paid by sponsors of advertising in the programs, TV revenue, prc-sale of tickets, gallery fees, and leasing of the conccssion. Q. Dnrs anyone know how to catch, trap, or kill an armadillo that roots up [lower beds and garden planls? What do armadillos worms and bugs? Or arc Ihcy vegetarians? A. Armadillos roam chiefly at night to seek their food which consists of insects, worms, roots, fruit and spmelimcs carrion. Eldon Martin, county animal hunter, says it's almost impossible to catch armadillos unless they arc seen during the day. Martin lias tried every kind of trap and devious mclhods he can think of and has never caught one yet. Maybe some of our readers can give him and us some ideas. Address questions lo Acllon Line, Box 33, Abilene, 796M. Names will not he used hut questions must he signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbers If possible. HEADED TO A NEW HOME A ViclnamosG boy, almost blindfolded by his large hat, cats a bowl of rice aboard a South Vietnamese Navy LST taking him an.d other Cam- bodia into the .western'Mekong'Delta lor settlement. (AP Wirephoto)   

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