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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1970, Abilene, Texas i IJI'L i 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAR, NO. 359 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 12, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Aaoclnled Prcw SUNDAY Half Cambodia Ceded to Reds By JOHN T. WHEELER Associated Press Writer PMNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) The Cambodian govern- ment, faced with sharply mounting pressure from Hie Vicl Cong and Nnrlh Viet- namese, has decided reluctantly to cede almosl half the country to enemy control, well informed diplomatic sources said today. The disclosure came as mili- tary sources reported that ene- my troops seized nearly half of the provincial capital (if Kom- pong Spcu, 30 miles south of Phnom Penh in heavy fighting. Refugees from the town, which lies on the only highway open to Cambodia's major porl of Kompong Som, formerly Si- hanoukville, said the enemy held the central market and vir- tually all o( that part of [he town which lies south of a river bisecting it. military experts termed the decision to cede ter- ritory to the enemy realistic, and said that even by concen- trating ils forces around Phnom Penh and northwest of the capi- tal, the government will have oiiiy a 50-50 chance of surviving the next foui- or rive months of monsoon rains. Chicane School Boycott Trial Expected to Go to Jury Today BREATH OF LIFE Mrs. Buford a registered nurse, was on her way home when she saw-Michael doger, 7, lying in the street in Elyria, Ohio, and a group of people just stand- ing around. Mrs. Shores slopped her car and found that Michael, who had been hit by a pick- up truck, was not breathing. She began moulh- to-moulh resuscitation. Soon the boy began breathing'. He was in critical condition, how- ever, Friday at a hospital. (AP Wirephoto) Tornadoes Rake 58 Hostages Towns in Midwest in Amman By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tornadoes churning out of heavy thunderstorms over the Great Plains Thursday night struck more than a rio7.cn towns in Oklahoma and Arkansas, causing death, damage and in- juries. Two persons were In each tornadoes, and three others died in incidents re- lated to the storms in Oklaho- ma. Arkansas counted 25 in- jured and Oklahoma 12. Nineteen mobile homes were reporled demolished in the Oklahoma communities of Alia Visla and Long Town, soulh of Tulsa. A teen-age girl died in the Alia Visla twister. Several houses and many farm buildings were leveled in various parts of Oklahoma. Hardest nil in Arkansas as the mountain town of Spring- dale, 190 miles northwest of Lil- tle Rock. National Guardsmen living in the area were called to duty lo search for injured in damaged homes and other buildings. A shopping center was heavily damaged, but ils nine stores had closed for Ihe night before the Iwistcr nil. Window Cleaner Hangs Head Down For Quarter Hour ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) A 27- year-old window cleaner hung head down for a quarter of an hour seven slories above a downtown si reel after he and a partner plunged from the 16lh floor of a bulining on a scaffold. The man, Thomas J. Huckha- nan, was finally resetted Thurs- day by firemen who climbed an extension ladder and untangled his leg from a cable. Buckhanan was on the scaf- fold wilh Haywood Hughaley, 22, when a building cornice lo which one of ils supporting ca- bles was attached broke from the building. Hughaley managed lo snub his fall by" clinging lo a second cable which remained attached to the roof of (he building, was pulled lo safely shrough a window Bui Ihe cable wrapped around Uuckhanan's Irfi at iho seventh floor, and he hung help- IcsFly until the firemen arrived, fluckhanan was Iroalcd at a hospital for Mils, bruises a.id shnrk. The destruction in Springdale was situated mainly in an area of 10 lo 12 blocks. Officials de- clined early today lo estimale the monetary loss. National Guardsmen, local law enforcement personnel and volunteers searched damaged houses, apartments and build- ings in Springdale for injured persons. Hugh Means, administrator of Springdale Memorial Hospital, said 2C persons were treated in Ihe emergency room and 12 of them were admitted for addi- tional care. Tana Parker, 25, said she saw the tornado coming through a field behind her house as she stood by her bedroom window, talking by telephone lo her hus- band, Gene, a (ruck driver who was in Massachusetts. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CSSA V; EAT HER BUREAU (Wealher map, Pg. 2 C) ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mile ra- Ctear to partly cloudy ard warm Icday, tonight and Salurday. High today In Ihe M'i, law around 70. High Saturday in Winds from the soulh, soulhwesl al 1570 MPH. and row for endinq at 9 a.m.: 96 arxJ II. and low Iry same period last year: tA and il. Suniel Lasl nighl: p.m.; today: a.m.; suniDl Icnkihl: p.m. Till-: I'RLSS Fifty-eight foreigners held hostage in Amman were reported released today, but Egypt's Middle East News Agency reported thai, a commando group was holding the widow of an American military attache killed by guerrillas in [he Jordanian capital earlier this week. A guerrilla organization in Heirut announced that Ihe radical Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine this morning released the 58 Americans, Britons and other foreigners it had help captive for more than 36 hours in Amman's two main hotels. Diplomats in the 1-ebanese capital confirmed the report, but had no details. Regular communication channels with the Jordanian capital were still cut. The American woman reporled a prisoner of the commandos was (he widow of Maj. Robert P. Perry of Chicago, an attache nf the U.S. Embassy in Amman who killed by a group of guerrillas who invaded his residence Wednesday at the height of Ihe Jordanian troops. Earlier reports said Mrs. Perry was killed, hut the Egyptian report today made no mention of the children. Nor did it give the circumstances of Ihe reported capture of the woman. As the Palestine guerrillas refused to be satisfied by concessions from King Hussein of Jordan and marie new demands, U.S. officials were preparing lo evacuate about 400 Americans living in Jordan. Final arguments in the Chica- no school hoy coll action against Ihe Abilene school board and administration were to begin at 10 a.m. Friday in Abilene federal court. Testimony closed Thursday afternoon after three attorneys wilh Ihe Mexican American Legal Defense Fund, including plaintiffs' attorney Pete Tijerina, look the stand. The trial was expected to go lo Ihe jury about mid-day. Mark Smith, a corresponding attorney with MALD, told the court he referred to the Abilene school board as "neanderthalic." Smith said lie used the lerm to describe the school board while in Abilene during the walkoul last October and added he should have referred to the "stone age thinking of School Supl. A. E. Wells." JUDGE LEO Brewsler ques- lioned Smith on his usage of "Neanderthalic" in reference lo the school board, and Smith said it meant "Ihe early stone age man. .they acted in early stone age fashion." Smith testified he did not prepare the complaint for the law suit against the school. He said he was contacted by MALD (hiring the first days of the boycott and was asked to come to Abilene lo give the students legal advice. He said he began preparing a pleading before he left his Lubbock office, but "I under- stood the students had been expelled from but said the pleading was dropped when he learned Ihe students had not been expelled. Smith said he talked (o the boycotlers on several occasions while he was in Abilene and "1 asked the children lo go back in school; I (old lhem lo. .1 said I thought I hey should." He said he relumed to Tjiibbock Ihe Monday before (he boycott ended because "I felt Ihcy would be back in school the next day." SCHOOL BOAKD member Dr. Herman E. Schaffer testified he "may have mentioned the word Market Lower NEW YORK (AP) Stock market prices opened lower to- day in moderate trading. Losers outnumbered gainers by a wide margin. suspension" when he spoke !o Ihe boycotlers at Sears Park Ihe first night of the walkoul. "I can't remember exactly what I said; it was an eniolional Dr. Schaffer said. Alan Exelrod of San Anlonio, a staff attorney with MALD, told Ihe court he contacted Smith and asked Smith lo come to Abilene. Exelrod testified he came to Abilene himself the Thursday before the studenls returned lo class but did not bring any slips (retainers) to be signed by See CHICANOS, Pg. 3A Dallas Population Up by 23 Per Cent DALLAS (AP) Dallas population is an increase of 23 per cent over the last de- cade, preliminary 1970 census figures showed today. The 1360 census was The 1970 Dallas County popula- tion is 1.315.664, compared (o in I960. Spokesmen at a news con- ference said the county popula- tion grew 38.3 per cent. Dallas is the second largest Lily in Texas. Only lha Illusion figures re- main to be made public. An an- nouncement is expected in Hotis- lon next week. The figures were announced at a news conference by Dallas Mayor Eric .lonnson and County Judge Lew Slcrrelt. The standard metropolitan area for Dallas, which encom- passes six counties, grew from a 1HGD population nf to a 1970 population of or an increase of 37.5 per cent. Other preliminary population figures announced today includ- ed, with 1970 figures first: Irving Garland 37.B-17 Mcsquite Grand Prairie M.IWB Richardson ...-47.595 16.749 Farmers Branch University Park CaiTOlllon Duncanville Lancaster Balch Springs Commenting on the figures for Dallas, JonsMn said "now that the city is largely huill up, its expansion must be vertical. "A great deal will happen in Ihe next decade, 1 am convinced, he said. "I have seen nothing like ths possibilities for the city that exist today." The mayor said that growth would not necessarily be in Ihe suburbs as Dallas had not yet gone in for high rise apart- ments. That probably is the next phase' lie said. Bui toward the year Jonsson said lie" expected the suburbs to develop "explosive- ly." Joiiison said he had a greal deal of confidence in the U.S. Census Bureau's figures. "If we counted one by one ourselves, we couldn't have come he said. Hut, while expressing com- plcle satisfaction with the pop- ulation figures, the mayor nf Dallas said: "I'm not so much interested in Ihe size of the city as i nthe qualil yof life in it." Judge Slerrctt said he is well pleased with the county figures. He said that the 38.3 increase was higher than anticipated. The threat lo the porl of Kom- pong Som, through which all of Phnom Penh's fuel and other vi- tal supplies must pass could have critical consequences. Enemy troops also made a strong attack 50 miles northeast of Phnom Penh in what could be a prelude to new assaults on Ihe key Mekong River town of Kom- pong Cham. Spokesmen said the fighting at Siem Reap, near the Angkor temple ruins, had subsided, but strong enemy forces were still in the area. The diplomats said Premier Lon Nol's government, in as- sessing ils prospects, had writ- ten off the extensive eastern ter- ritory in which U.S. and South Vietnamese forces have been operating. With ils army and strategic reserves already spread dangerously thin, the sources said Ihe government realizes that much of the area east and south of Phnom Penh will revert lo Communist cen- tre! if Ihe U.S. and South Viet- namese leave. Already the government has lost control of vast areas in the northeast and the situation there worsens almost daily. But ll'.e area around Phnom Penh and the rice belt stretching northwest around the giant Tonic Sap lake will be defended at all costs, diplomatic sources said. They said this is also true of Baltambang: and Sicm Reap, Iwo provincial capilaJs west and norlh of Ihe Tonle Sap. Belli cit- ies are military regional head- quarters and are astride the only roads lo Thailand. These roads may become Ihe govern- ment's lifeline lo (he outside world in the months lo come. Government troops have not been able, however, (o push far enough south of Phnom Penh lo link up with allied units now in southern Kanipot and Takeo provinces. U.S. troops are scheduled to leave Cambodia June 30 and a major part of the South Viet- namese invasion force is expect- ed lo follow shortly thereafter. Brooklyn Plagued By Arson, Looting NEW YORK (AP) The set- ling of trash fires set of[ sporad- ic disorders in Ihe East New York section of Brooklyn early lodoy. A police car was lire- bombed, building windows were broken and some stores were looted, officers said. Police said a report of a snip- er firing at police vehicles proved to be false. No serious injuries were re- porled. Police said Ihcy arrest- ed 11 persons. A police spokesman said offi- cers investigaled what they said was a "loud report" in the area but found no evidence of a snip- er. The police ticker reported Girl Wants Chance to Meet Bob Hope Bv ELIJE HUCKER and BETTY GR1SSOM Q. I've, read thai Rnb Hope Is coming (o Abilene. I greatly admire and respect lilm, and 1 want very much lo oblaiu his autograph. I'd like to wrilc him, or Is there any chance dial I could speak to him? I'll appreciate any Information on (he best way lo do Ihls. In trying (o sol autographs at the coliseum earlier, I was pushed away and never even able to gel near enougli lo sec. A. You wrote lo Ire right place, Susan. You'll soon have Mr. Hope's picture find on July 27 he'll autograph it for you personally. He's expecting you til Ihe airport reception in his honor-v.c've arrangements for you lo Ira the first lo shake his hand and lo iirvc a p.- with him. Max Po'cn, pi.b.ic rclr.t'O s manager and psrjfnal of Hope, will escort you to your l-ucr. slo.y and phnto I'agc 1-K) fj. 1 lo hiinw If there Is aiijoue In Abll.-nc or In Ihe surround- ing area who uses electrolysis do remove unwanted A. We mailed you one's name and address here in the cily along wilh Ihe names of persons who deal in electrolysis in Dallas and Waco. We do not endorse or recommend any of these people. We did send you the name of a local woman who has had Ireal- mcnl in several hair-removal salons in different cities. She could advise or recom- mend one for you along with the advice of your doclor. Q. Could you tell me II there Is anyone In (he Abilene area who offers apprentice training In auto or truck mechanics or who would I contact for Informalion? A. For an on-lhe-joh training opporlunily register al Ihe local employmenl agencies, and they'll notify you when there's a interested in training someone. Also, wrilc Ihe president of Ihe Independent Garagcman Association, Don Smyth, at .1117 Soulh 20th St., in Abilene or call him at 602-3332. Smyth will give you ;ill the information on Ihe adult nighl classes in mechanic training. To find onl If you qualify for Ihe Manpower program (for Ihe economically deprived) inquire at Ihe Texas Kmploymcnl Commission. Smyth says Ihcrc is a shortage in the field of auto mechanics and il's pos- sible that soon a law will be passed requir- ing all mechanics to have a license to work on Any classroom instruction you can obtain may come in handy, when (he law passes, he says. Q. I keep children In my home. Recently I went before the zoning and planning board to get rezoncd, so I could keep more than two children. I have four of my own and you are allowed six with a regular license. A man from Ihe refuse department came out and Informed me thai the charge for garbage pickup would go up from lo a month because I was considered a commercial business now. Isn't this sort nf ridiculous, when It Is In your own home and (Key don't pick up any more than they ever did? A. It may seem a liltle ridiculous, but these charges are sol up in Ihe cily code. "More people generate more says Charles Nolcn, superintendent of the Cily Refuse Department. Because your business is in your home you'll be charged for your residence and a commercial charge of This allows you four Irash cans wilh a 50 ccnl charge for each additional can, up lo eight. If your bill is Nolen says, you musl have five cans. If nol, a mistake has ucen made and it should be reporled lo Ihe refuse department. A resident may have as many cans as he wants, with no additional charge, he says. For instance, one residence has 18 Irash cans lo be emptied every week, and because it is only a residence, is charged one dollar and seventy-five cents. Q. Frcii Allen, when he was Ihlng, made a stalcr.ient ahoul churches and sowing wild oats. Da you have any Idea where I could find that entire quote? A. We think we found Ihe one you're look- ing for. He said, "Most of us spend the first six days of the week sowing wild oals, then go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure." ttvil a sniper was firing an auto- malic weapon and preventing firemen from exlinguishing a fire. Al least eight store windows were broken and several slores looted during Ihe disorders, po- lice said. Asst. Chief Police Inspector Michael Codd, who went to tha scene, said "It was a few indi- viduals, nol (he entire neighbor- hood, that caused Ihe damage." A police spokesman added, of Ihe dnmage was done by a roving band. As of now, ev- erything is reporled fine." The disorders began when residents of Ihe slum section set Irash fires in the street. Two patrolmen said Ihey saw Iwo men feeding one of the fires and chased them into a building where they were arrested. As they emerged an angry crowd gathered and tried to free the men by throwing rocks, bot- tles and cans at Ihe officers. A second radio car arrived during Ihe melee and ils officers said they saw a third man heave a firebomb inlo the first palrol cur. The car was de- stroyed in Uic blaze. A crowd estimated at 300 per- sons assembled and began a march on the police sLaliou but unils of the Tactical Patrol Force were called in and dis- persed the gathering. NEWS INDEX Amuscmcnls 6C Eridqe 8B Clnssflicd 2-8D Comics I1C Ediloriols IOC Horoscope 9A Hospitol Poticnis 2C Obiluories 2A Spoils 7-9C To Your Goccf Heollh 9A TV Leo 4C Women's News 2-4B t
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