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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1970, Abilene, Texas Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 89TH YEAR, NO. 358 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 11, 1970 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated SUNDAY Reds Slaughter Band in Village By RICHARD PYLE Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) Viet Cong troops attacked a South Viet- namese village south o! Da Nang early today, killing at least 70 lo 75 civilians and wounding about 85 others in two hours ol slaughter, military sources said. The number of dead and wounded WHS expected to rise as rescue workers dug through the wreckage of the hamlet. Survivors said the Viet Cong Invaded Ua Hen Hamlol behind a mortar barrage that set fire lo many houses, then ran through the streets "shooting anyone they saw" and hurling grenades into homes and civilian bunkers. The toll was expected to rise as rescue workers dug through the ruins of nearly 200 huts de- stroyed or badly damaged. A U.S. officer who flew over the hamlcl 17 miles southeast of Da Nang said it. was about 90 per cent destroyed or damaged. In addition to the civilian cas- ualties, one U.S. marine was re- ported killed and 11 wounded. They were part of a combined action platoon of -Marines and local Vietnamese militia sta- tioned at a highway bridge just north of Ba Ren, and a small Viol Cong force attacked them as the main units nil the town. The platoon reportedly killed 16 Viet Cong and captured one around the bridge, reports in Da Nang said the enemy mcirtar barrage pinned down a squad of Marines and militia- men who were in the hamlet, and they did nol engage the at- tackers. Meanwhile, the U.S. Com- mand in Saigon reported a sharp drop in the total ot Ameri- can battlefield deaths last week, with 119 killed compared lo 165 the previous week. Hut U.S. wounded rose from 757 lo The command said 26 of the deaths and 235 of the wounded occurred in Cambodia. It said U.S. combat deallis in the Viet- nam war tola! since Jan. 1, 1961. South Vietnamese headquar- lers reported 600 ot its soldiers killed and wounded last week and a total of enemy slain by allied forces. The U.S. Command also re- ported a total of 273 Americans killed in Cambodia since May I, with wounded. II said six Americans were killed and four wounded in two aclions Wednes- day along the Cambodian side of the border. Suit Against Abilene Board Attorney's Idea, Father Says By KRENDA GREENE Reporter-News Staff Writer George Sanlana, Ihe father of plaintiff I.elicia Sanlana, [old the six-man, six-woman jury in Abilene federal i-ourl Wed- nesday thai an excuse wrillcn by Iiini for his daughler during the Chicano school boycott was the idea of Mark Smith, an at- torney senl to Abilene during the walkout by the Mexican Ameri- can Legal Defense Fund. He also indicated lhal Ihe law suit filed against Abilene School Hoard and administration was the idea ot "attorneys.'' Sanlana lold the court he had wrillcn an excuse saying had been ill during Ihe period ot Ihe walkout. "I was advised lhal we do this through the attorney to see and have the reaction ot the Sanlana said, reading from a deposition laken in January. Judge Leo BrewsVcr said, 28-Yeor-Old Dean Appointed at H-SU HENRY J. MARTIN Merkel resident Deputy Dies After Illness M'ERKEL (RNSI iienry j. Martin, 62, deputy sheriff of Taylor County, died at 1 a.m. Thursday at Wesl Texas Medical Center after an illness ot one month. Funeral will be at 4 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Merkel wilh (lie flev. Kenneth Jones, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, directed by Starbuck Funeral Home. Graveside riles will be under direclion of the Merkel Masonic Lodge. Born Nov. 27, 1907, in the Shiloh communily of Jones County, he married Evelyn Miller Feb. G, 1932, in Merkel. He was an officer in Ihe city police department of Merkel from 1954 to I960 and a Taylor County deputy sheriff from I960 lo the lime of his dealh. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Merkel, the Merkel Masonic Lodge, Scottish Kite and Shrine and past master of Ihe Merkel Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife; a son, Buddy of 1367 Mimosa in See DEPUTY, Pg. 3A Alvin 0. Auslin, 28, who is Hearing completion on a Ph.D degree at Ute University of Mississippi, has been .named Dean of Students at llardin- Simmons University, effective July 1. Dr. Edward G. Groesbcck, vice president for academic affairs, said Auslin, a native of Tampa, Fla., will succeed Orville Cunningham, who recently resigned lo join the Abilene Public School system. "We are very pleased Mr. Auslin is coming to join our said .Dr. Groesbeck. "We are fourtnate in obtaining the services ot a person who has completed his professional training in the area of student personnel administration." Austin, who holds the BA degree from Weslmont College, Santa Barbara, Calif., and Ihe MA degree from California Stale College at Los Angeles, has been enrolled at the University of Mississippi pursuing Ihe doctorate in student personnel services. He has compleled all his course work and is presently engaged in writing his disserla- tion. The topic of the study is "Views of Chairmen ol Boards of Control of Selected Small Colleges Concrening Student Fights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities." Austin taught hislory and NEWS INDEX Amusements 19B Business Notes........4.5A Bridge ISA Classified.......... 16-IBB Cwnics 158 Editorials 14B Horoscope............ 1 1A Hospitar Patients I2A Obituaries.............2A Soorls IO-I2B This Man's Art........ 198 To Your Good Health------1OA TV Log...............9B Women's ALVIN 0. AUSTIN new dean of students government in HIE Monterey (Calif.) High School Dislrict and the Santa Monica Unified School District from 1965 lo .1968. While at the University of Mississippi, he has served as an inslruclor to junior and senior students and has supervised suldont teachers, served as Director of Ihe School of Education Curriculum Library and as Director of Admissions lo Teacher Education. he was on (he Dean's List al Wcstmonl College and maintained an "A" average toward his master's degree at the California State College of Angeles. Austin completed high school in Salt Lake City, Utah. Auslin is a Baptist and has been active in church work in California and Ulah. He and his wife, Samanlha Jane, originally from Sanla Monica, Calif., have a two year old son. Michael David Austin. She also is a graduate of Westmont College and taught in elementary 'grades in California public schools for three years. "Jus! what attorney did you have in "Mark Sanlana said. Also reading from his dep- osition, Santana said he signed a form lo include his name on the law suil broughl againsl the school at a meeting al Sears Park during the walkout last October. "I guess the attorneys wert the ones that thought the law suil ought lo be he said in his deposition. He testified in court Wed- nesday lhal "il was between parenls, students and attorneys." Also testifying were plaintiffs Richard Aguirre and Johnny Sanchez, Billy Earlcs, director of special programs for Abilene schools, and Escoe Webb, prin- cipal of Abilene High School. Webb was not in Ihe courl- room when he was called lo testify by plainliffs1 attorney Pete Tijerina of San Antonio, and court recessed for several minutes until he could be con- tacted lo come lo court. Judge Brewster explained thai Tijerina thought Wnbb was named defendant in the suil and was present- Webb lold the court he met. wilh the Abilene School Board faculty Ihe day before the. boy- cotters returned to class and told them "to treal the students like any other He said he -did nol give Ihe teachers any memorandum clarifying the absence rule in the system. He said the students who did not have excuses were in- slrucled to report to the cafe- leria Ihe morning Ihey returned lo school. Earles, who has .been director of special programs four years, said Ihe adminislration asked Ihe principals to meet wilh the before the students relumed (o class. "They were told lo honor notes signed by parenls saying students were ill without ques- he said. Richard Aguinc, an Abilene See CH1CANOS, Pg. 3A WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE EMA WEATHER BUREAU (WcllMtr map, P9- ABILENE AND VICINITY radrtJi) Parlly cFoiKry and warm today and lon'ight increasing cloud IT us and nol warm Friday. Twenty per c-nl chance of scattered Ihundcrshoars Friday High (wtsy near 95. around 71 High Friday in m'sd-tpper tO's. "Wir-ds wulherty from 15-25 M.P.H. Wind warnings In effect on all lakei. High and Few fry 24-Nwr ending al 9 a.m.: aixf 74. High and low tor period hit year: fl ind 49. Surrtft last nigh I: p.m.; today: a.m.; tufliH lonighl: p.m. POSTAL STRIKE VICTIM Army Snofu Nabs 'Mail' Reservist NESV YORK (AP) An Army rescrvisl who helpsd move (he mail during the postal strike last March has been on ac- tive duly ever since, bul he says he was nol told about it until last Thursday. Spec. -4 James E. Hamer- stone, 27, of Manliallan, was ac- tivated March M, along wilh olher reservists lo move mail lhal day and the next. On March 26, the Reserves were re- leased from active duly. However, Hamerslone, a per- sonnel manager for a Wall Street firm, did nol report to his unit, the 618th Heavy Materials Supply, that day. "1 heard on the radio thai 1he strike was over and just thought the call-up was also he said. The Army said that since Hamerstone failed to allend the release meeting, he is slill on active duty, and therefore ab- sent without leavo from Ihe reg- ular Army. Hamerslone a. reservist for 5'.4 years, said thai two weeks laler his company commander, informed him thai he was being carried AWOL for nol attending the last meeting of the active duty period. Last Thursday, Hamerslone was told by letter that as of March ?fi he had been trans- ferred lo Headquarters Compa- ny at Ft. Hamilton, a regular Army unit in Brooklyn. "I thought I could clear the whole mess up in a few hours, so 1 went mil lo Ihe Ire said. "When I gol there, Ihey started lo issue me clothing and. process me into the company.1 At lhal point, I knew I was in trouble" DIVING BELLE Blonde Pamela Stevens, the third woman in.20 years lo enroll al the Oakland Coastal School of Deep Sea'Diving in Oakland, Calif. She enrolled willi her husband, Brian, 23. The young couple arc aim- ing at a career ot marine photography. The young couple came to Oakland from Homer, Alaska, where they homesteaded and fished commercially. (AP New Hands Dealt In Nixon Shakeup WASHINGTON (AP) New title cards have been dcall '.o some Nixon administration loy- alists, 'and an outspoken dissi- dent has been fired, in Ihe lalesl round of executive office shake- ups. President Nixon announced Wednesday he is switching George P. Shullz, who is mak- ing year as secretary of Labor, to head of a super- agency lo handle domestic spending programs. As leader of Ihe new govern- mental be called Ihe Of- fice of Management and Budg- et, an expanded version of the old Bureau o[ Die Shullz will keep his Cabinet rank hul at only Just last Saturday, Robert II. Finch, accepting a similar sa- lary slash in leaving his job as secretary of Health, Edu- cation and Welfare, became the first Nixnn Cabinet member to move elsewhere. Nixcn named him to Ihe White House staff as a presidential counselor. Nixon, who reached into Ihe State Department for Undersec- retary EllioL Richardson lo suc- ceed Finch at HEW, stayed within the Labor Department in lapping Undersecretary James Hodgson as successor to Shullz. After the mid-afternoon dis- closure of Ihe Shullz switch, The Ins and Outs, Fg. SB word came that James E. Allen, a critic of administration poli- cies ranging from school dc- segregalitm to the military move into Cambodia, was fired as commissioner of cducalion. Market Higher NEW YORK (API The slock markcl opened higher today in moderate trading. Ixisers outnumbered gainers by a large margin. Police Hunting For 21-Year-Old In Fatal Shooting Abilene law enforcement officers were still looking for Jessie Mackey T li 11 r s (I a y morning in the shooling death of 20-year-old Leroy jVIyrick, who was dead on arrival al Hendricl; Memorial Hospital early Thursday morning, according lo Ihe Abilene Police Department. Mackey, 21, of 1741 Jcfleries has been charged in Justice of the I'eace Silas Clark's court with "murder wilh malice aforethought." Myrick of 3733 laurel suffered one gunshot wound in a shooting fracas al Ihe Blucbonncl Courts, 310 E.S. iltli, around midnight Thursday, according to the police. Mackey, who is said (o be in the company of a 15-year-tild youth, was reportedly last seen in Ihe Polosl area early Thursday morning- M-ackcy is already under indictment here for burglary. Funeral arrangements arc pending at Ellioll's Funeral Home By BLUE HUCKER and BETTY GRISSOM Are Season Tickets Sold for Parks? We're planning a trip this summer lo several national parks. We've been tolrt that we can purchase season rickets which will admit us to all .national parks, but we've checked with AAA and a (ravel agency and .no one seems lo know where lo get them. Are these tickets for Individuals or for each car? How much are they? A. A Golden Eagle Passport which costs per car allows you to stay as long as you like in any national park or forest. They can he purchased, when available, at any rational park or forest entrance. Without Ihe Passport, enlry fees average about per car per day al each park. Thai's the good news, now for the bad: The passports went-off the market March 31. Congress lias held hearings on continuing Ilicra, but hasn't acted on il as yel. The Park Superintendents feel Ihey will be renewed, bul don't know when. Q. Before mechanized equipment was Invented there was a piete nl equipment invcnrrd for (he purpose of splitting logs called n "log gun." It consisted of a heavy, round, partially-tapered Iron with Hit1 tapered part threaded. There was a place for a fuse and a bore where black puwrtcr was placed. My question; Are there any ol lliese "guns" obtainable? If so, whal price would one have lo pay? A. We hale to say we drew a blank wilh your but we did. Both Ihe Lumberman's Assn. of Texas and Ihe Texas Forestry Assn. said they've not only never seen one, but never heard of one either. Both associations have collections of old forestry and logging .equipment, but no "Ing gun" like the one you described. The executive V-P of the Forestry Assn. is continuing the search for you and when we hear fro mhim, you'll hear from us. (But it may be a. lo-o-o-o-ng Q. What happened to (he health law wherein long hair was prohibited on a ucrsnn handling food? Recently I've observed scvrralvglrls serving food at cafeteria counters .and tables that have long, long hair jiojt'wearing hair- nets. I'm always afraid (here will be a "hair In Ihn butter." A. The law concerning hair says hairnets, headbands, caps or other effective hair restraints must he used by employes hand- ling food. Included in the category of "other cffcclivc. is hair spray, which of course isn't visible and makes Ibis rule hard to enforce. Bul it looks as if someone is gelling careless because hair spray is allowed only with short hair, says Gilbert Morris, Chief Sanitarian. Tlie Health Depl. appreciates being noti- fied in cases like this and requested that you call 692-5600 and report the situation. Q. Dors Abilene have anything that compared to a Temps Office? This Is an olflcc lhal helps employers select. retired persons to do part-time work. I'm a retired teacher with a Master of Education degree and (eel that I am still nlilE.lo tlo some worthwhile part-time work. I'm sure many (cachcrs feel the same way. A. Most of the large cities have Temps offices and gradually Ihey will spread to the medium sized and small cities. Rev. John Price, president of Hie Abilene Cnapler of American Assn. of Retired Persons, says one will eventually be organized in Abilene, bul he can't say when. He said they haven't had much demand for it, so far, bul maybe your letter will spark some interest. Hamerslone now works in the company's personnel branch. He said o< Jiis civilian posi- tion, "I've only had this job for- four months and no matter how I try (o explain my being on ac- tive duly, it just never sounds believable, even to me." The Army gave Hamerstone Wednesday and said il was back pay for his lime on ac- tive duly. "I can use it for a lawyer lo get me out o( he said. The Army says it Is investi- gating the case. ADVICE Maj. Gen. Hal D. McCown gestures as he talks wilh his Soulh Vietnamese counter- part Maj. Gen. Ngo Dzu, commander of IV Corps military district, al Chau Doc, in South Vietnam's western Mekong Delta near Ihe Cam- bodian border. Gen. Dzu forces have seen ac- tion during South Vietnamese pushes into Cam- bodia. McCown is senior military advisor in IV. Corps. (AP Wirepholo)
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