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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAR, NO. 355 PHONE G73-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 8, 1970 PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Pnu lOc SUNDAY Beginning to feel like summer As the cool days of early June gave way lo more normally hot temperatures last weekend, Abilene youngsters got summer off with a bounce. Springing off the Abilene Swim Club diving board at left is Kim Howell, daughter of James E. Howell, 2418 Glemvood. Above and at right, Amy Meadows, daughter of Dr. Charles T. Meadows, 1609 River Oaks, shows her diving ability at the Abilene Country Club pool. (Staff Photos by Billy Adams) By ELLIE THICKER and BETTY GIUSSOM What Can Be Done About Slow Pokes? q. Texas fins many miles of wonderful four lane highways. H's a shame Ihal so ninny miles of Ilicsc Inncs arc unused because of slow pokes (hat hover in (he tenter lane at such slow speeds. Most will nnt move over to the outside lane, enabling one (o puss (hem, and It seems to Infuriate Ihem to he honked at. Why dors llie state of Texas not require slow drivers to use the outside lane? When these road hogs refuse to budge Is It legal to pass them via the outside lane, IF proirer prudence and caution are exer- cised? A. The last legislature passed a law requiring traffic moving slower than normal to use the right lane unless overtaking another car or preparing for a left turn, says Lt. Touchstone of the Texas Highway Talrol. In answer to your second question, it is legal lo pass in the right lane, if there are two lanes going in Hie same direction and it isn't necessary lo leave the pavement, he says. Q Is It possible to obtain a contour map cf Lake Ft. Phantom? I have seen them of other lakes and wnnlrt like one of 1'hantoiu it one is available. A Yes one may be obtained Irom Hie City Engineer's Office in the City Hall. Call 673- 3781 for information on the size you're interested in and the price. Q. who controls the area in Between Hie "No Parking" signs at the post of- fice drop boxes at Heslgale Shopping Center? Docs the city police, (he post of- fice, or the Weslgatc management or just Several times I have had to park far away and walk hack to the boxes lo deposit mail. The curb Is painted yellow, I thought this mcnnl "No Parking." It seems some people don't want (o park In the proper place. A. Parking areas in shopping centers are private properly, over which the Police Department and the post office have no con- trol. The shopping cenlcr owner said it was not feasible for the center to hire someone to control the parking area. The shopping cen- ter management placed the Iwo "N7o Parking" signs (the ones you had reference lo) near the boxes'and one was stolen, short- ly afterwards. It seems tbe parking is controlled by the patrons of the center as much as anyone. "For the shopping center to low away Improperly parked cars would be the only says one policeman. Q. I ordered a small chair from a company advertised In House Beautiful magazine six months ago and have tint yet received My check has been cashed by the company and I've written to them twice about the chair. Can I report them lo someone and what can I do lo get my money hack? A. It can be reported to the House licaiili- ful service deparlment (hat takes care of (hesc situations or complaints. Send your name address, description of ilem, amount of check and date to: I.ois lula, Service Manager, House Beautiful, 717 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y., 1C022. Address questions (n Acllon Line, Box 30, Ablfcnc, Texas Names will not lie used but questions must be signed ami addresses given. Please Include telephone number II possible. Red Command Underestimated Staff More Like Rather Than By RICHARD PYLE Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) One result of U.S. and South Vietnamese raids into Cambodia has been the discovery llial the. Commu- nist command is a far more complex bureaucracy than al- lied officers had realized. Military sources said today in- telligence has revealed that the enemy's Central Office for South elusive is .more than three times as large as had been thought. The sources said COSVN, pre- viously believed to have a staff of about 2.4CO persons, is now the basis of docu- mented have something more like At the same lime, captured documents and information from prisoners has given allied experts for the first time a strength figure for the head- quarters for the South Vietnam Liberation SVNI.A: 9 Czechs Hijack Airliner to West NUERNBERG, Germany (AP) Nine Czechoslovaks- four men, four women and a wilh pistols and knives hijacked a Czechoslovak with IB oilier passen- gers aboard today on a flight from Karlovy Vary lo Prague and forced the pilot to land in this West German city. Police said no one was injurod in the hijacking and the hijack- ens were apparently seeking po- liticHl asylum. The hijackers were taken into police custody and are being questioned. Ex-Abilene Man Killed In Arkansas John Robert Willen, 28, former Abilenian, was killed Sunday night as he walked along U.S. 67 near Prescotl, Ark. Arrangements are pending at Elliott's Funeral Home. Willen, of Mineral Wells, started lo cross the highway and apparently didn't nolice Ihe traffic, causing a Iractor-lrailcr lo swerve to Ihe opposite lane to avoid hitting him, said police. The Associated Press quoted police as saying he turned around to walk br.ck across iu the direction he caine and was struck by i car driven by Army Spec. 4 David L. Biddle, 35, of Dallas. Officers said Biddle could not see Willen until too late because his vision was blocked by the tractor-trailer truck when it swerved in his lane to miss Willen. Born Sept. 2-f, 1941, in Kentucky, Mr. Wilten moved lo Abilene in 1959 while in (he Air Force He married Glcnda Jean Webb here in 1S6I. He was associated with the Goodyear store here before moving lo Eastland in February J957. He had resided in Mineral Wells .since 1069. Surviving are his wife; a son, Robert, 8, and a daughter, Shcryl, 1, both of Ihe home; his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hanna of South Gale, Ky.; three brothers and Ihrce sislers. The Ilyushon had a crew of three, police said. Police reported that (he hi- jackers said during questioning they look command of the Iwin- engine turboprop airliner min- utes after it took off from Hie Bohemian resort city. Four men and a woimn armed wilh pistols forced their way into the cockpit and or- dered the pilot and copilot to Ily lo West Germany, while two men and another woman aimed pistols at the 16 passengers, po- lice said. The crew and passengers made no effort lo counter the hi- jackers, and the plane crossed into West Germany about 15 minutes after the hijackers look control, police added. They said the hijackers spoke only Czech and language diffi- culties slowed up the question- ing. They sairf all were between 19 and 25 years of age. There was a couple wilh a baby, another young married couple and Ino other men and two women. Airport officials said Ihe plane and the rest of those aboard would relurn lo Czechoslovakia after refueling. Karlovy Vary is about 20 miles from Ihe border between Czechoslovakia and West Ger- many, and Nuernberg is the nearest major West Germany airport. SVNLA is a strictly military headquarters and is subordinate lo COSVN, but it is larger wilh an estimated strength of personnel. "We simply didn't realize "whal a large bureaucracy the enemy really one military source said, in seeking lo ex- plain how allied estimates of Novlh Vietnamese and Viet Cong strength in Cambodia along the border had suddenly jumped from about to But Ihe paper increase in Hie size of COSVN and the subordi- nate military field headquarters basn't made them any easier lo find. President Nixon slated in his June 3 television address that "all of our major military ob- jectives have been achieved" in Cambodia. But a source said to- day: "COSVN has not been cap- lured." It was Nixon who had listed the headquarters as a priority target in his May 1 speech, dis- closing the decision to send U.S. (roops into Cambodia. Although U.S. officers have ?aid previously that portions of COSVN had been found, Hie ma- jor elements of the command headquarters arc believed to have simply moved farther north into Ihe Cambodian jun- gles, well beyond the 2.17-mile limit imposed by Nixon on U.S. forces. Documental evidence also has shed some fresh light on the physical structure of COSVN and how it operates. Officers arc not talking now about seven- layered underground bunkers wilh air conditioning and sliding "WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT Of COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weather map, Pg. 9A) ABILENE AND VICINITY ri- crovdy wilh a sliqht chance for late afternoon and evening ihwitfprshowers. ccnllntcd warm today, lorugrJ and Tuesday. High today and toir.crrow near 90. Low today around 70. Winds soulhprly 10-15 m.p.h. Chance of 73 per cent. H.gh and lew for ending at 9 a.m.: 83 and 69. High and low for same period lasl year: U and 65. Sunset tail niqht: p.m.; suvlsp today: a.m.; sunset tcmighl: p.m. doors, but about a series of staff sections located in widely separ- ated areas of the jungle, con- nected by telephone land lines and also able lo communicate with fool couriers and Morse code telegraph. think they have a com- mand structure similar to ours, wilh about as many sections- payroll, post office, etc." said one military source. "Bui we know that movement between the various departments o[ COSVN is very slriclly con- trolled, and there also are strong restrictions on future as- signments of persons who have served wilh COSVN." The source said this latter fact probably explained why the allies had never been able lo capture a prisoner who could lell them very much about the jungle headquarters. Information from defectors, prisoners and captured docu- ments also has revealed lo al- lied intelligence officers the ex- istence of three regiments of North Vietnamese troops, called recovery regiments, whose function is to handle wounded, deserters, disciplinary cases and a wide range of other tasks. These Ihrce regiments range from to men and total altogether, the sources said. Aerial View of Earthquake In Peru Said 'Unbelievable' By ISAAC A. LEVI Associated Press Writer ABOARD A USAF C130 OVER PERU (AP) A grandstand view of death and destruction swept beneath a big U.S. C130 cargo plane as it dropped sup- plies to survivors of earthquake-torn North Central Peru Sunday. said the pi- lot, Capl. Bill Iludspelb, a Viet- nam veteran, as he guided the big Hercules up the 80-mile Huaylas Canyon. "Worse than anything I have seen in my life." Hudspeth shook his head in disbelief as Hie transport passed over what was left of Huraz, once a city of at (lie southern entrance to the can- yon, 180 miles north of Lima. Half Ihe buildings had crum- bled. Not a single roof remained intact. The government says Ihe earthquake a week ago may have killed or more peo- ple; a United Nations observer says the count more likely will exceed An estimated more are homeless, in- jured or both. Market Lower NEW YORK (AP) The stock market opened lower to- day in moderate trading. Losers outnumbered gainers 4 lo 1. Analysts attributed the de- cline to profit taking. Hudspeth reached for the throttle and headed his giant craft 21 miles up the gorge lo Anla, the target of the airdrop. Anla, a village of about was devastated, but by some freak of terrain enough of the town's liny airstrip was spared from avalanches that hurtled clown the Andes lo leave it slill useable by small aircraft. A quarter ton of sleeping bag-, blankets and food rations was packed in plastic-wrapped survival kits and stapled into 12 large crates. The back bay of the plane lifted open as Anta came into view and the crates were shoved out, two at a time, as the Hercules made six passes over Ihe runway. Jury Selection Due For Chicono Trial Jury selection was (o have begun Monday morning in Abilene federal court in the Chicano school boycott suit against the Abilene school board and administration. Six Mexican American stu- dents charge the school administration and board with discrimination arising from uncxcused absences received following a school boycott last October. They filed Ihe suil last Dec. 4. The are seeking an injunction preventing the defendants from penalizing the students for participating in the protest and an injunction preventing discouragement or punishment for spanking Spanish Mileage Posts Death Markers Many Quake Victims Still in Cars By JOE MCGOWAN JR. (AP) Mileage' posts along highways in norlh- ccnlral Peru have become death markers for an as yet untold number of aulo and bus travel- ci-s who were nauphl in the cat- astrophic earthquake May 31. Relief efforts have had to be concentrated on the populated. areas where most of the esti- mated (o persons died. Thus, many travelers killed when the quake tumbled giganlic boulders on their cars that Sunday afternoon remain trapped in the wreckage. Helicopter pilots returning from relief missions have re- ported spotting strings of cars in some mountain passes smashed by rock falls, and sometimes toppled from cliffs to river bottoms below. One intercity bus was hit by a boulder the size of an automo- bile and sliced in half. Four pas- sengers aboard were killed. Because of a Peruvian cus- tom, there will always be a grim reminder of the highway deaths caused by the terrible quake. Peruvians who lose a family incmbcr in an aulo accident will build a small cement and plas- ter "chapel" alongside Ihe road, at Ihe sile of Ihe accident. If (hey haven't enough money, Ilicy will erect a small crosses if it was a multiple death accident. At first, a bouquet of flowers will be placed in front of Ihe "chapel" or cross and a candle will be kept lighted. Later, a jar1 wilh plaslic flowers is subslilul- ed. These "chapels" and crosses are to be found along all Peru- vian highways. The Peruvian military gov- ernment has reopened llio Pan-American Highway north from Lima lo the port city of Chimbote, cenlcr of relief oper- ations. Most of Ihe roads from Ihe coast inland to the Andes and over Ihe mountains lo hard hit Huaylas Canyon are still blocked. Construction crews from (he American Ccrro de Pasco Min- ing Corp. were able (o. open a circuitous back route from Lima cast over the mounlains and (hen north into Huaylas. The road Is passable by heavy vehicles and four-wheel drive vehicles and lakes 60 hours to reach Ihe quake zone. It does mean, however, thai military convoys wilh relief supplies caii reach Ihc area. on campus outside the classroom. They also seek a, .mandatory injunction ordering Ihe defendants to provide make up privileges for the students who participated in the boycott and damages. The suil, a class, action, was filed by Ihe students on Iheir own bebalf and for all the other students who participated in the boycott. Plaintiffs in the suit are Johnny Sanchez and Lelicia Sanchez, Gloria Bryand, Anna Flores, Lcticia Santana and Richard Aguirre. Named as defendants in the suit are Abilene Independent School District, School Supt. A. E. Wells; Morgan Jones Jr., Mrs. Claud McAden, Larry Adamson, Dr. Herman E. Shaffer, C. G. Wnitten, W. P. Wright and Mrs. M. Rutledge, members of the board of education. Defense attorneys Stanley Wilson and Steve v Sutlle estimaled (lie irial will last three or four rtnys. Representing Ihe plaintiffs is Pete Tijerira of San Antonio, with Ihe Mexican American Legal Defense Fund. NEWSliNDEX Arnusemenls- Bridge Business Oi'itlook 8A CloMified........... 9-I2B Comics 88 Ediloriols 6B Horoscope............5A Hospilol Patients VA Obituaries.............3A Spoils 12-13A To Your Goal Health TV Loo................. 12B Women's   

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