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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1970, Abilene, Texas potter 3 STAR FINAL llfllUll "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT YEAR, NO. 11 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 27, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Auociaud LBJ, Lady Bird See Fandangle By BOB ARMLSTEAI) Reporter- News Staff Writer ALBANY Former President and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson were front-row guests at the Fort- Griffin Fandangle Friday night. Mrs, Johnson was also a guest at the barbecue on Hie courthouse lawn beforehand. The Johnson's and their party were planning to return to LBJ Ranch Friday night. Mrs. Johnson said that they had been invited to attend Bob Hone's performance in Abilene Saturday and said they were good friends of Hope's and would love to attend, but she thought they would be unable to do so. But their presence in Albany Friday night made an awfully big hit with Fandangle fans, anyway. The Johnsons flew to Albany Friday from the LBJ ranch, most of the party getting off here. Mrs. Johnson said her party included Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Chiarodo and Miss Helen Lindow. Mrs. Chiarodo was a secretary for LBJ when he was President. Dr. Chiarodo is a professor at Georgetown University, and Miss Lindow is Mrs. Johnson's secretary. Mrs. Johnson's party visited with Bill and Elizabeth Green "WEATHER" U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU [WMttlw Mip, Pg. 1S-B) ABILENE AND VICINITY Mdtus) and hot Saturday and Sunday. High both 'aftwnowis, 100; low 75. Lthl B 100 a W 10 W S-M 75 9fl 75 H 77 n n M M n High and Inw for 24-hours ending 9 p.m.: 101 and 74. Hlqh and low same dale last year: 95 and 77. Sunset lunflse today: sunset tonight: Barometer reading p.m.: 28.16. Humidity ftt f p.m.: M per cent. here and attended the barbecue before Uie Fandangle. Mr. Johnson, however, did not stop in Albany immediately. Mrs. Johnson said, "He went off to look at some cattle somewhere. I really don't know where." It was reported later he may have gone to McLean, accompanied by members of his ranch staff. Word spread quickly at the barbecue that the Johnsons might attend and the crowd kept an eye open for them. Mrs. Johnson entered the Fandangle amphitheater at p.m., just about starting time, with John Earl Beall, former Albany mayor, and his daughter Sally. Mrs. Johnson wore a yellow cotton knit print, white shoes, and two strands of pearls, set off strikingly with the blue and while bandana which is the trade mark of Watt Matthews' ranch. She sat in Matthews' box and visited with Matthews and Mrs. Green, after the latter's appearance in the Fandangle. The opening was held up briefly while she signed autographs for a long line of youngsters. She commented on the "pretty, pretty evening" but added, because of the blustery weather, "it would be nice to have a scarf on or a lot of hairspray." Mrs. Johnson, said she had seen two samplers of the Fandangle but that this would be the first tune she had caught the wKole show. She expressed obvious delight, clapping at the songs, and laughing with the youngsters who performed. She was worried about one performer, hurt almost as the show opened, asking Matthews, "Isn't someone going to pick him The performer, Bill Farmer, Turn to LBJ, Pg. 4-A Surprise guests Former President Lyndon Johnson and ance of the Fort Griffin Fandangle. The Johnsons ranch. With the Johnsons are Mrs. Elizabeth Green, Lady Bird enjoy the Friday night perform- flew into Albany Friday afternoon from the LBJ left, and Watt Matthews. (Photo by Don Blakley) Jet Hits North of DMZ Defending Unarmed Recon Plane SAIGON (AP) The U.S. troop withdrawal from Cambo- dia continued Friday amid re- ports of new North Vietnamese and Viet Cong attacks at three points within a 30-mile of the capital city of Phnom P-Jnh. In delayed reports, the U.S. Command said Friday two more U.S. aircraft were lost on mis- sions to Laos, with one pilot killed. It brought to 46 the num- ber of U.S. ail-craft lost to all causes in the Laotian air war since the Command began re- porting them March 10 on White House orders. The Command also reported that a U.S. Navy A7 jet fighter- bomber escorting an unarmed reconnaissance plane over North Vietnam attacked enemy gun positions there after the re- connaisance ship was fired upon. It said the attack Thursday was made about 155 miles northwest of the demilitarized zone and 15 miles northwest of the coastal city of Vinh as "an inherent right of self-defense." Neither plane was damaged. It was the second such inci- dent since the United Stales be- gan "reinforced protective reac- tion" missions over North Viet- nam last May, where it has flown reconnaissance mission since the U.S. stopped bombing that country on Nov. 1, 1968. In South Vietnam, seven Americans were killed and 17 wounded in two widely separat- ed ground clashes in which three enemy died, and two big 'U.S. Division headquarters camps were reported shelled ov- ernight. The stepped-up fighting in Cambodia, none of it involving U.S. troops, came at the much fought-over provincial capital of Kompong Speu, near a large Cambodian supply depot at Long Vck and arotind Oudong, a cily noted for its burial sites of prominent Buddhists 100 to 200 years ago. The towns are located 30 miles southwest, 20 miles north and 20 miles west of Phnom Penh, respectively, and marked a renewal of enemy pressure aimed at the capital ilseU, mili- tary officials there said. They reported the Kompong Speu fighting began at 2 a.m. Friday as enemy troops at- tacked the provincial Jieadquar- tors and a military barracks in the city, which straddles the only highway linking Phnom Penh with the deepwater port of Kongpong Som, on the Gulf of Siam. There were no reports on cas- ualties in the fighting at the city, scene of a major battle two weeks ago when a joint Cambo- dian-South Vietnamese force drove the enemy attackers out. Details were sketchy, but newsmen who visited the scene said Cambodian forces were un- der heavy enemy fire inside the city, as was a Cambodian bat- talion headquarters In a school on the city's edge. Reports also were sparse on the fighting at Oudong and Long Vek. The battle near Long Vek, spokesmen said, closed I he highway to Cambodia's second largest city, Battainbang, in northweslern Cambodia. The U.S. Command in Saigon said a battalion-sized element- upwards of 500 the U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Division's 2nd Brigade has returned lo Vietnam from Cambodia. The withdrawal came with five days remaining for with- drawal of all U.S. ground troops from Cambodia's eastern bor- Tiim to FIGHTER, Pg. 4-A IN MISSISSIPPI SUIT Tax-Exemption Revoked For Private Segregated Schools WASHINGTON (AP) The federal government suspended Friday the tax-exempt status of segregated private schools in Mississippi. The agreement to a consent order in U.S. District Court here was described by a lawyer for Mississippi blacks as "the first slep toward permanent revoca- tion of Ihe tax-exempt status of segregated private schools." Treasury Secretary David M. Kennedy and Randolph M. Thrower, commissioner of In- ternal Revenue, agreed to lid the tax exemptions until a suit filed by a group of Mississippi blacks is settled "or until the schools prove they were not formed to avoid public school integration. The ruling in the suit could af- fect private schools in many other slates. A number of black Mississippi pupils and their parents contend in their suit in U.S. District Court that tax exemptions for the private schools violate the IBfi-t Civil Rights Act and amount to federal subsidization of the schools. The Nixon administration, in a brier filed May 15, defended federal lax exemptions for the schools, saying such exemptions "do not constitute support, Hope Springs Eternal (Tonight) in Coliseum War a la Lamour norothv Lamour appearing with Bob Hope Saturday night at Taylor County Coli- seum was greeted by McMurry College Indian Eddie Harrison at Abilene airport Fricia'v who presented her with headdress that barely managed to stay on. Max Polen rieht is the local publicity and arrangements manager for the Bob Hope show See interview, Page 1-B. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) The Big Country welcomes Bob Hope to Abilene Saturday for "An Evening with Bob Hope" set for the Taylor Counly Coliseum at 8 p.m. Hope's arrival at Abilene Municipal Airport is set for 3 p.m. He had previously been scheduled lo arrive at 4 p.m. Max Polen, local publicity and arrangements manager for Hope, said the show will be more or less a salute to the three Abilene Colleges. He said Hope likes the Big Country and the people and is particularly impressed with the image the colleges havn litre. The schools' presidents and their wives have been invited to be special guests at the Hope show. On hand to greet Hope will be the Chamber of Commerce's j Green Coals, the six white horses and Ihe Cowboy Band from Hardin Simmons Univer- sily. Dressed in costumes representing their schools' mascots will be delegates from McMurry College and Abilene Christian College. Miss Dorothy Lamour, who has traveled with the Hope shows and appeared in the "Road" shows with Hope and Bing Crosby, arrived in Abilene Friday evening. Some tickets still remain for the show. All seats in the coliseum will be good for view, Jim Batson, co-sponsor of the show ,said, as the performance will be in the round. Jim Poleel, of Balson and Poleet, Inc., Is also sponsoring the show. maintenance or sponsorship of the schools. "The recognition of tax-ex- empt status is an act of 'benevo- lent neutrality' to henefit the general classification of educa- tional ths brief said. Friday's consent order was signed by RJchard M. Roberts, deputy assistant attorney gener- al, and Frank R. Parker of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. The order expands a prelimi- nary injunction, issued Jan. 12, against continuation of tax ex- emptions for those who contrib- ute to the segregated schools. "The effect of today's said Parker, "is to raise serious questions concerning the contin- ued qualification of 43 existing tax-exempt Mississippi segre- gated private schools to receive lav-deductible contributions." The consent order was ap- proved by Judge Harold Leven- thai of the Circuit Court of Ap- peals and by U.S. Dist. Court JurtRos John H. Pratt and Jo- seph C. Waddy. NEWfINDEX Amusementl 13A .Astrology 5A 3A Church 4, it Classified 11-15B Comic? t, 71 Editorials Form ISA MorkfH Ohituoriei.............. Sportl TV Lou TV fcout 3A Women Ntwi J, DR. E. W. MINCE declines comment Mince Quits Hospital Post At Ranger RANGER (RMS) Dr. E. W. Mince, president of the Ranger Hospital District Board of Administrators, has submitted his resignation in a letter to board members. One member confirmed Friday afternoon thai the letter had been received. Dr. Mince- declined comment, saying thai any statements would have to cnme from the board. The resignation is the latest action concerning the board, which is involved in a law suit filed last year by eight Eastland County residents. The suil, to be heard July 9 in 91st District Court in Eastland alleges that hospital district election was illegal because election officials were not furnished with a cer- tified list of taxpayers or regis- tered volers and "parties conducting the election guessed as to the qualifications" of the voters. The suit also lists numerous olher allegations. Dr. Mince is also president of Ranger Junior College.
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