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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAR, NO. 364 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 17, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Attpcitttcd lOc SUNDAY Lobbyist Pleads Guilty at Trial NEW YORK (AP) Lobbyist Natlian Voloshen interrupted the starl of his trial today lo plead guilty- to charges of con- spiring to peddle his influence with Ihe office of House Speaker John W. McCovmack, and lying lo a grand jury about il. Codclendanl Martin Sweig, McCormack's suspended admin- istrative aide, stood by his plea of innocence. Jury selection con- tinued for his federal court trial wliich might lasl all summer. Voloshen, 71, a New York law- ycr-lobbvsit and friend of Mc- Cormack's first announced liis change of plea in the judge's chambers, then repealed it in open court. Court papers for Sweig indi- cated he may wish lo call as many as 22 senators and repre- sentatives as character wit- Oil Allowable Cut Again -Third Month in a Row SHATTERED. WINDSHIELD Miguel Valdez. lurbed for the second straight night leans from his car after the windshield was throwing and sniper fire. Valdez is led shattered by thrown bricks and stories at by an unidentified Miami Metro'policeman. Fla. Valdez was driving the Wirepholoj City section of Miami, Fla., which had been dis- 5 WOUNDED Bv ELLIE RUCKKK and BETTY GRISSOM Where to Purchase Yeast by Pound? Q. Where In Abilene can a person buy yeast hy the pound? II doesn't matter If It is the dry or active klrnl. A. At the grocci-y stores, of course, bul by the pound it can be a bit expensive. But you're in luck, one bakery manager said he'd sell it to you for 30 cents a pound. You'll receive his name by mail. Q. While driving on North Mockingbird, I nolired that (he underpass was filled with rain water. I started lo stop hut I dldn'l sec tlie large wooden arm swung across the road. It broke out my car windshield. Why wnuhl a traffic hazard like that be permitted and only have a yellow light and nol a flashing red lighl? Do I have any legal action to recover damages (o my car? A. No, in fact, says the city atlorncy I'oii're lucky that you weren't filed on for negligent collision. Traffic Engineer Bud Taylor says, it's standard procedure to use yellow lighls on barricades. Flashing red lighls are used only on traffic lights and emergency vehicles. Flashing yellow means proceed with caution and flashing red means you must stop until it's safe to proceed. Taylor says if red lights are used too often they will lose their significance. Q. I'm a student at Lincoln. Why Is Lincoln the only junior high school In Ahltene (hat doesn't have Slinking caution lights (20 MIMI South First is one o( the busiest streets in Abilene. Sure, we have a (unncl, but it's safer lo take a chance of bring hit by a car (nan going through that "under- ground alley." The only way the (unncl Mould be safe Is (o put a policeman down there lo stay all day. Please, answer because I am concerned anil would like some "ACTION." A. Caulion lighls aren't installed where there are regular traffic lighls, as in this case at Lincoln, says Bud Taylor, traffic, engineer. Caution lights won't solve (he problem when students cross against the red light and in places other than the cross walk he says. City Manager II. P. Cliflon says citations will be issued nexl year lo dis- courage this. Cliflon says when Grape Street is widened it would be convenient lo close the tunnel but it was decided lo leave it open for (he use o( (he students. Clifton and the police chief both say there have been no evidence lo support the statement that the tunnel is unsafe. Curfew Ordered In Miami Strife By EATtLK JOSIAH Associated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) Gunfire has erupted in the city's black neighborhoods for the second straight night and five persons were wounded by officers' bul- lets, including two white men trying to protect their place of business. City officials ordered a dusk- lo-dawn curfew after violence spread Tuesday from the Brownsville area lo two olher large Negro districts. Police said one of Ihe black men wounded was a sniper and another a looter. A third Negro walked into a hospital and said he was shot as he sat on his front porch. Shooting began Monday night WEATHER U.S. DEP4HTMENT OF COMMERCE EISA WEATHER BUREAU (Winter mip, M. IB) ABILENE AND VICINITY radius) cfear lo partly cloudy and hot today, tonight and Thursday. Hig1! both allernoons arour-d IDO. Low loday aboul 75. Wfros southerly 10-50 m.p.ti. Hwri ard low for hours ending at 9 a.m.: 73 and M. High and low for Mme period lasl year: ana Sunsel last nlgM: p.m.; sunrise loday a.m.: stmiet tonight: p.m. after reports circulated lhat a black housewife had been insult-; ed in a supermarket- Officials said 16 olher persons were injured. Most were while and suffered cuts when their windshields and car windows were broken by chunks of pave- ment and stones. One was ad- mitted lo a hospital. A number of cars driven by whites were burned. The two white men who were. shot had stationed themselves with guns on the roof of theirv- construction-business building. X Officials said Lisbon C. Mor-.- ris, 42, owner of L. C. Construction and Paving was in critical condition wilh'- neck and body wounds. Police said Morris and Doug- las Leach, 57, opened fire on them when they arrived at Ihe building to Investigate a bur- glary report. Leach was in fair condition. After nearly five hours of. steady firing throughout a 2Q-. square-block area of Brownsville district, and looting spread into the erty City section and was reported in Coconut Grove. AUSTIN The maxima limit on Texas' oil production was lowered today for July, the third consecutive month the Railroad Commission has cut lire allowable. II was set at 55.5 per cent of potcnlial. The allowable will permit max- imum production of barrels a day in July, compared to barrels daily this month under a 59 per cent fac- tor. Major purchasers' written nominations for oil nexl month totaled barrels a day, a decrease of 37.674 from June. The Bureau of Mines forecast for demand of Texas crude oil in Julv is barrels a day, an increase of from Ihis month. Total nominations were re- duced from the floor .when Shell Oil Co. lowered its nomination from barrels a day from June. None of Ihe 14 major buyers of Texas crude asked the com- mission for more oil in July than Ibis month, eight wanted the same amount and six re- NEWS INDEX Amusements 6B Bridge 13A Classified U-I8B Comics 138 Editorials I2B Horoscope M Hospital Palients 7B Obituaries 2A Sporls..............9-1 IB To Your Good Health------1 3A TV Log ...............2B Women's News 2-3B quested less oil next month than in June. Nominations by major crude oil buyers, in barrels iwr day, for July, with increases or de- creases from June in parcn- Itesc.s: Chevron Cities Service (minus Continental Diamond Shamrock Gulf Humble (minus Mobile Pan American Phillips (minus Shell (minus Sun (minus Texaco Union of California 73.J50 (minus Negro Wins Mayor Race in New Jersey NEWARK, N.J.. (AP) Ken- nelh A. Gibson, a 38-year-old civil engineer, has been elccled as the first Negro mayor of a major Northeastern city, defeat- ing an incumbent accused of corruption in office. A runoff election Tuesday gave Gibson victory by voles to (or Mayor Hugh J. Addonizio, 56, who held the office for eight years and ran for another term ivhilc standing trial nn federal charges. Aflcr Gibson was declared winner, hundreds of Negroes paraded Iho main street of Ihis racially divided city, New Jer- sey's largest, some shouting "Power to Ihe and waving clenched fists in a Black Power solute. Gibson, pledging to work lor an end to chronic black-white confrontations, declared: "We must begin to reconcile this community nl this moment." Corps Flood Plan Felt Too Costly' By BOB ARM1STEAD Reporter-News Slalf Writer The Abilene Flood Control Advisory Commitlee Wednesday heard a report that the city's 516.5 .million share of the Corps of .Engineers flood control project would make the city's debt ratio loo high from 1974-81 based on present assessment figures. Properly is assessed at 55 per cent of full value. The study by Ihe .finance subcommiltee said Ihe city's debt, if the flood project were undertaken, would be too high compared wilh Ihe Bank President Fells Of Robbers With Shotgun HOUSTON would- be bank robbeers ran up against a shotgun-packing bank presi- dent Tuesday and lost. The president, Theodore F. Burridge, fired blasts from a 12-gauge shotgun and felled the two in the bank's parking lot. Bolh men were reported in critical condition at a hospital wilh buckshol wounds in llieir legs and back. Police identified them as Johnny L. Goode, 28, and David Lee Fry, 25, Houston. They were charged Tuesday night with taking more than from the South Park National Bank of Houston. Burridge said he saw the men forcing three tellers to stuff the money into two pillow cases Tuesday afternoon. The bank president said he walked to Ihe rear of Ihe bank, got his shotgun, and waited at a- side door for the men to leve. "I couldn't do any shooting in-, he said. Less than two minules Ihey entered the bank, Bur-; ridge said, Ihe robbers ran out the front door, firing a shot to discourage any chase. The bank official said he checked to be sure no bystand- ers were in Ihc line of fire as Ihe men ran Ip an old model car in the parking lol. "I aimed just below their hip Burridge said. "I didn't shoot to kill." Police reported finding (ho pil- low casos stuffed with moniy and two pistols beside (he men. The engine of the getaway car had been Icfl running and the side of the car was splattered with 21 buckshot holes, officers said. Six children were In another car aboul 30 feet from the scene of the shooting. They were wait- ing for their mother, Mrs. Do- mingo Guzman, 32, who was among a score of customers in- side Ihc bank. The eldest child, Cynthia, 10, said she saw the two men run from the bank wilh guns in their hands. "We all gol down when we heard the she said. Tuesday's robbery was the third at the bank since il opened about Id years ago. In each case, two men were involved and arrests were made shortly after the holdup. city's lax base for an eight or nine year period. The Corps projecl is a S02 million proposal, including million federal aid and Ihe rest local funds. The subcommittee estimalrd that Ihe cily's share would add to the lax rale from 1972-74, then add varying rales ?.25 in 1975, S-30 in 19BO, is 1985, and back to in 1989. The subcommiltee said lhat, "Maintaining assessed valua- tions at a ralio of 55 per cent actual value, the projected lax rales necessary lo support present and 'growth' bond requirements, general operating expense, and million flood control bonds vary from a low of S1.50 in 1970 lo in 1989 per assessed value." The subcommittee report was dated Nov. 25, months only released Wednes- day in a meeting of the frll study committee. The finance subcommitlee didn't make a recommendation on whether the bonds for Ihe Corps project should be issued, noting lhat Ihe decision "is a preroga- tive and responsibility of Ifcc voters of Abilene" and limiletl itself lo a study of the city's ability lo support more bonds and the taxes which would be necessary to support Ihem. The program subcommittee lasl week voted to reject Ihe Corps plan and pursue a less expensive Soil Conservation Service project. Ross Tippcll, chairman of Ihe program subcommitlee, said in that meeting that on a 20-year projection the owner of sn Sec CORPS, Pg. 3A Newark, Iwilh over has 'a majority of black residents, but Negroes trail whiles 3 lo 2 in voting re- gistrations. The key lo Gibson's victory appeared (o he white voles from aroas where former Fire Direc- tor John Caufield, who endorsed Gibson, ran strongly in the first election May 12. Gibson, who takes office July 1, will face a City Council domi- nated by whites and Artdonizio supporters, although he carried Ihrce Negro councilmcn into of- fice wilh him. Two Gibson men ousted vet- eran Negro Councilmen Irvine Turner and Calvin West, who were aligned wilh Addonizio anil who were indicled wilh him on federal cxlorlinn and conspiracy charges. A Ihird indicled coun- cilman, Frank Addonizio, a dis- tant cousin of the mayor, also lost. "We arc prepared lo face the challenges of Newark, bul we have no Gibson said. Hacial rioting took 26 lives in 1987 and racial ill-feeling was fanned by statements during (lie election campaign. Police Director Dominick Kpi- na summed up the cleclion as "a question of black versus white" in a campaign speech for Addonizio. Gibson said his first act as mayor would be to fire Spina. Market Higher NEW YORK (AP) Slocks opened higher loday on a wide front in moderately active trad- Gainers outnumbered losers 3 lo I. nesses in an altempt to show thai the alleged conduct did not constilute violalions ol congres- sional rules of ethics. Judge Marvin E. Frankel, who will preside at the U.S. Dis- trict Court (rial, has ruled there is nothing to prevent congress- men from testifying if Ihe de- fense wants lo call Ihem. McCormack, 78, is expected lo testify eillicr in person or by de- There lias been no suggestion by Ihe government that the speaker, who is retiring at the end of the year, was in- volved in any influence ped- dling. The government charged that Sweig and Voloshen applied pressure on behalf of a variety of favor-seeking firms and indi- viduals on a number of govern- ment agencies over a six-year period. In its Jan. 12 indictment, the grand jury claimed Sweig was an aclive partner in Voloshen's use of "Hie telephone, secretari- al staff and good will of Hie speaker of Ihe House." Sweig's lawyer, Paul T. Smith, said in prelrial hearings thai influence seekers may have been defrauded by Voloshen, but thai there was no conspira- cy involving Sweig. Maximum penalty upon con- viction under Hie indictment is 52 years in prison for Sweig, and 25 years for Voloshen. Astronaut Takes Out License For Marriage SAN ANTONIO (AP) As- Ironaul Thomas K. Mattingly II, Ilic man wJio misred Apol.'o 13 because of the measles, has taken out a marriage license here, naming a California wom- an ns his intended bride. Maltingly, 34, quielly took out the license at the Bexar County courlliouse while in San Anlonio on week's leave from his aslronaul duties al the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston. The marriage license applica- tion identified Ihe bride as Eliza- beth Dailcy. It listed only Cali- fornia as her home. Mallingly kept quiet about his marriage plans, and few knew about his intentions lo marry during Ills leave. NEED CASH? Look around the house and garage far those ilems lhat you no longer use. Sell Ihem in Family Week-Ender FRl.-SAT.-SUN. 3 Lines 3 Days No ETtaiffMi or Refund ft ThU Approximately" 15 Average Warrji No Phone Orders Please Only CASH IN ADVANCE YOU SAVE Si.95 ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS DEADLINE THURS. 3 P.M. Hardening of Arteries Cited in Girl's Death SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A team of autopsy surgeons has reported lhat a 14-year-old girl died of hardening of the arter- ies, a disease of old age. Dr. Henry Turkel, San Fran- cisco County coroner, said the condition of the girl's coronary arlcries resembled that of wom- en in their 70s and 80s. "In my IS years as a coro- Tnrkel declared after re- ceiving Ihe report Tuesday, "I've never seen anything like it." The girl, Florencia Gomez, a junior high school honor stu- dent, was a Filipino whn came here a year ago from Manila wilh her father and two teen- age sisters. She collapsed Monday at the Kan Francisco General Hospital, where her father had senl her to seek treatment for what was be- lieved to be a cold. Turkel said there was evi- dence the girl recently suffered an undetected heart attack. Dr. Frederick Bruhn, Ihc hos- pital's chief resident pediatri- cian, commented: "In fact, she probably went through her brief life having heart attacks and passing them off as minor pains." Bruhn said a (cam of experts is expeded to study Ihe case, which he described as a "medi- cal rarity." They hope lo fmd new clues on Ihe mystery at ag- ing. Flnrcncia's father, Vivcncia Gomez a grade school teacher, had left his wife, and seven other children in Manila and was sav- ing money to bring them here. Florencia had no history o( poor health, the father said:   

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