Abilene Reporter News, July 4, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

July 04, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 4, 1970, Abilene, Texas JOTH YEAB, NO. 18 PHONE 6734271 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS'IT ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 4, 197F-THIRTY.fwO PAGES IN TWO DAiLY-20c SUNDAY Member of Winters School Board Dies WINTERS (RNS) Clifton Davis Jr., 48, member of the Winters School Board, died at a.m. Friday at the Floyd Simms Service Station here at an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Harry Grantz, pastor, offi- ciating. Burial will be in Northview Cemetery under the direction of Spill Funeral Home. Born Sept. 26, 1921 at Winters, he had lived in the area all of his life except for several years spent in El Paso. A farmer and stock farmer south of Winters, Mr. Davis was a county committee member of ASCA for Runnels County and had been re-elected to that post several weeks ago. Mr. Davis served in the Air Force for three-and-a-half years and was beginning his second term on the school board. A member of the First Baptist Church, he married Charlotte Robertson May 2, 1948 in Winters. Survivors include his wife, one son, Michael of the home; one daughter, Carla, a student at JlJcMurry College in Abilene; his stepmother, Mrs. Clifton Davis of Winters; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Skinner of Austin and Mrs. Leon Worthington of Fresno, Calif. Pallbearers will be Dr. C. T. Rives, M. K. Mattus, Jake Presley, G. W. Sneed, Johnny Dry, Jay W. BaiUman, Carroll Tatom, and Johnny Bob Smith. Area Happenings The following is a list of events throughout Ihe Big Country for July 4th. See other story Pg. 1-B. ABILENE Flag raising, band concert and fireworks display. CARBON Homecoming dinner. CISCO Beauty pageant at Lake Cisco. COLEMAN Parachute jump. COMANCHE Beauty contest at courthouse and carnival. EASTLAND-CISCO Wild West show, car drawing and fire- works display. HASKELL Ceremonies on courthouse lawn. KNOX CITY Homecoming, golf tournament, dances and pic- nic supper. MDNDAY Vegelablo festival, flower award and beauty pag- eant. ROSCOE Fireworks display, baseball tournament, drill and flag presentation. SNYUER Art show. SWEETWATER Homecoming for class of 1945. Bank Suspect Caught WOODSON _ A Munday man was charged late Friday night with hank robbery in connection with the afternoon holdup of the Woodscm Stale Bank. Joe Edward Pnu'lt, 27, was arrested in Woodson at about p.m. by Deputy Sheriff Pete Halfield of Knox City and brought to tlie Throckmorton County jail. He was charged before Throckmorton Justice of the Peace Tencil Scott. The arrest came more than eight hours after Ihe bank was robbed by a seemingly non- chalant man who strolled in, shoved a paper sack and a gun into the cashier's face and made off with approximately The getaway was reportedly made in a 1968 white Ford Galaxy. A car matching that description was found about p.m., wrecked five-and-half miles from Woodscn. Officers said they found about in Ihe car. Judge Scott said officers told him they found some SUM on Pniitt when he was arrested. Pruitt is reportedly in the U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Sill Okla. The robbery occurred about p.m. Friday, less than an hour before the small bank WES lo have been closed for the day. According to Bob Donnell, who was acting as (eller, there were no customers and only two other employes in the bank when "this man came in up lo the teller's cage. I asked, 'What could I do for and he said 'You can give" me your money.' The. robber, who Donnell de- scribed as "perfectly at ease" then "threw a paper sack on ihe counter'1 .and said not to set off any alarms. Donnell filled the paper sack with money and after cautioning another bank employe, Marie Timmons, who had just walked in lo the front of the bank lo "slay where you {he robber left. "The whole thing was real Donnell said, "it seemed lo take less than a couple of minutes." The procedure was so quick, tire teller said, that the (wo other employes, Mrs. Timmons and Jimmy Overcash, were not aware that anything was happening until it was over. Donnell described the man as "dark-complexioned, about 5'10, heavy set, wearing dark sun- glasses, and light-colored snort shirt worn out of his pants." The gun used in the hold-up was an "army type, automatic .45 caliber Donnell said. The heist by a man "who didn't take -any precautions like locking the door or according lo Donnell, is the second time in two years the small bank has been robbed. The first time about two years ago about was taken but although bank offi- cials have not set a loss this time they say "it wasn't -a very large amount way under the Officials of the FBI In Wichita Falls and Throckmorton County Sheriff Henry Hext travelled to Woodson Friday to begin their investigation. Abilene Delegation To Meet With Hope WASHINGTON _ The Abilene delegation to the "Honor America Day" celebration in Washington, D. C. arranged Friday to meet with Bob Hope today. Ed N. Wishcamper, Chamber of Commerce president, reported the delegation would speak with the comedian afler the a.m. National Alemorial Service at the Lincoln Memorial, It was Hope's challenge lo Abilene lo send a delegation to Ihe program which led to (he formation of a group of local citizens. The challenge came after his appearance 27 in Taylor County Coliseum. At S a.m. some of the dele- gates, including Mayor .1. C. Hunter, Bob Hunter, Wish- camper, Lt. Richard Hill and Stan Lambert, were to meet Pat Boone, who will fly in from Las Vegas. With him will be Abilene Christian College student body president, Tom Teague. Boone is to appear at the memorial service also, leading the national anthem and making introductions. Included in the service will be a prayer by astronaut Col. Frank Borman, "God Bless America" sung by Kate Smith, Graham's address and the. benediction by Bishop Fulton J. Sheen. Other music at the ceremony will be by the U.S. Army Band and the Cenlurymen choir. At the conclusion of the cere- mony, a procession of flags will march up Constitution Avenue to the Ellipse, At p.m., the delegation will assemble with thousands of oilier persons at the Washington Memorial, where the U.S. Navy Band and Chorus will open the Honor America Gala. Al p.m., Bob Hope will take over as master of cere- monies for the American Salute. A partial list of stars taking parl in the program includes Kate Smith, Red Skelton, Jack Benny, Dinah Shore, Dorothy Lamour, B. J. Thomas, Fred Waring. The Golddiggers, Glen Campbell, Connie Stevens, Les Brown and his band, Barbara Eden, the Young Americans, Cemurymen Choir and Lionel Hampton. The Abilene delegation also hopes to attend the Festival of American Folk Life at 2 p.m. at Ihe Smithsonian Inslilule. How- ever, Wishcamper said atten- dance would depend on when the group could meet wilJi Hope. Sunday morning, delegates will attend church or tour the city. They will fly back to Miss Fetsch Is Queen Al Munday MUNDAY Verne Fetsch of Munday was crowned Knox County Vegetable Queen in ceremonies Friday night In Munday High School Auditorium. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Fclsch. The nmnor-up was Christie Patterson of Vora. She is the daughter of Mr. Mrs. E. Patterson. More than 30 gi rls participated In Die pageant. Related story, Pg. 15B Abilene that afternoon, arriving lale in the evening. Wishcamper said the dele- gation was met at Dulles Inter- national Airport by Paul Wash- burn, While House internist and student at H-SU and by Dr. and Mrs. Clyde Hurst. Hurst is a Bible professor at H-SU and is studying for a post doctoral degree at George Washington University. WEATHER U.S. DEPAKTEMENT Of COMMEKCI ESSA WEATHER BUREAU IWntMr Hof ft, ABILENE AND VICINITY radius) Partly ctourV wWt iltoM chance few scallerPd thunderstorm! Sat- urday. Not so warm on Saturday Fair and a little warmer Sunday. High Sal- urday In lower 90's. Low Saturday nloht M. Hloh Sunday in upetr Wi. Pro- bability of rain on Saturday 20 onl. Winds lighl ana variable. pi agate Is TEMPERATURES Woyland Votes Dies Of Crash Injuries Frl. n W High ...Frl p.m. 91 95 11 ?7 and 73 m low for 24-bouri ending ]l p.m.: 9fl ano fis. High and low same data lasl year: 97 flno 74. Sunset Issl nfghl; p.m.) 'sunrise- today: a.m.; sunset tonlgttt: p.m, Barometer reading at n p.m.: M.25. Humlditv nt 11 p.m.: 44 per cent. SAN ANGELO Wayland Yales, 47, former Hardin- Simmons University news direc- tor who had served in Ihe Angelo State University journal- ism department for five years, died in a San Angelo Hospital Friday afternoon. Mr. Yates died of injuries received June 24 in a single air- plane crash. He had been in critical condition since the acci- dent which occurred shortly after takeoff at Mathls Field here. Two Persons Killed In Belfast Rioting BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) Rioting youths barri- caded themselves behind over- turned vehicles in a Roman Catholic section of Belfast Fri- day night and fought Brit- ish troops. Two civilians were killed. Police said a rioler was crushed beneath an armored car and another man died of gunshot wounds. Nineteen per- sons, including five soldiers, were reported wounded. The British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) said one rioter lost an arm when a hand grenade exploded before he could throw it at encircling troops. The rioters remained defiant NEWS INDEX Amuiemenn 6B Astrology............. 3A Bridge 14A CHurch Newt 9B Classified 12-liB IB Edilorioli 8B Form 7B Marked Obituaries 4A Oil ISA Sporti 10-13A TV Ug HA TV Stout 14A Womens News despite clouds of tear and nau- sea gas from cannisters thrown by soldiers advancing into the Catholic Falls Road Area. Hundreds of screaming youths, brandishing steel bars and wooden clubs and hurling home-made grenades, mounted charges against the troops. Ov- ert urned buses and trucks blocked all streets. The latest rioting In the long- standing, Catholic-Protestant feud, was ignited by three light- ning arms raids by the Northern Irish Constabulary and British troops. The raiders seized bombs, pistols, ammunition and explosives in Belfast. In London, meanwhile, Scot- land Yard detectives raided three homes and seized arsenals that included 4 submachine guns, 10 rifles and more than rounds of ammunition. The weapons were said to be in- tended for militant Northern Ir- ish Catholics. Seven Protes- tants and one and hundreds were Injured in rioting that erupted last week- end in Belfast after the jailing of Bcrnadette Devlin, a Catholic leader, for inciting riots a year ago. Fighting inside the sealcd-off Falls Road and Grosvenor Road areas appeared to be the most serious since the weekend clash- es. Residents of the area, veter- ans of past riots, donned home- made gas masks. Housewives put bowls of vinegar on their doorsteps for passersby who soaked Iheir handkerchiefs for protection against the eye-sting- ing gas, One eyewitness said he saw three buses, two trucks and many automobiles comman- deered by the youth for road- blocks. Al least one bus was set afire. Violent Deaths Begin to Climb By THK ASSOCIATED PRESS A multitude of violent deaths in Texas marred the July 41h holiday celebration even before the 4th. Well before the dawn of the holiday, the Texas violent death toll climbed to 16. The Associated Press holiday weekend tabulation began at 6 p.m. Thursday. It will end mid- night Sunday. Three other men were Injured in the crash, including Dr. Lloyd D. Vincent, president of ASU. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Ihe First United Methodist Church here with burial in Fainnount Cemetery under the direction of Johnson's Funeral Home. A former Big Spring Herald city editor, Mr. Yates was a member of the H-SU public rela- tions staff for six years, 1959- 1965. Born Dec. 21, 1922 in Taylor County, he was a graduate of Ovalo High School and received a BA degree from H-SU in 1949. Articles written by Mr. Yates have been widely published in newspapers in the southwest and in special interest magazines. He served at one time as a member of the public school text book selection committee. Survivors Include his wife, ths former Dorothy Kincaid, the daughter of Mrs. W. L. Kincaid of 1474 Winter Lane In Abilene and the late Mr. Kincaid; one son. Kent of the home; two daughters, Kay and Diana, of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arch Yates of 1318 N. 15th in Abilene. Chutes Save Skydivers At Coleman COLEMAN (RNS) A twin- engine Cessna T-50 airplane canying five passengers and a pilot crashed four miles south- cast of Coleman Friday evening during a special July 4th weekend parachute meet. All those aboard the plane were able to jump to safety before the plane crashed. The small airplane was completely destroyed, according to Coleman city police but no one was hurt. An ambulance was called to the scene but was not needed and no units of the fire department were summoned. City Shows Colors Today Fourth of July festivities begin in Abilene today with a flag- raising ceremony and end with rockets' red glare" over P. K. Sholwell Stadium. Between the two activities are 12 hours, during which many groups are sponsoring some- thing for just about everyone. First, Die nag will be hoisted at City Hall .at a.m., accom- panied by a bugle call as part of a ceremony conducted by local Boy and Girl Scouts. John Wright, chairman of Ihe Big Country Fourth of July Spectacular, will introduce various city and area dignitaries at Ihe ceremony. AT NELSON Park, the direc- tors of the amusement park and 7.00 claim "a dozen ways to spend the weekend." The park has 12 picnic pavillqns and a new train ride. Also, a rock band will play Salurday night until 1 a.m. Sunday. Fishing in the litlle lake hy the 7.00 requires no license if you use .n cane pole, zoo director Dan Watson says. The zoo will be open from U PRICK OF ADMISSION lo tonight's festivities a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and p.m. Sunday. A Dyess spokesman says that base personnel have been encouraged to stay on-base or in Abilene and that all recreation facilities will be at reduced prices. In addition, golf and bowling tournaments will be held throughout the day. AT p.m., the gates to P.E. Sholwell Sladlum will open tn an anticipated crowd of more Ihnn flag-carrying citi- zens. The number may be more, a Chamber of Commerce official Related stories Pg. 9-A. 1-Ii s-iys, because most businesses which were distributing flags r--n oul by Friday. The Chamber held back flags for sale at the stadium. He added that the f.ags may be of any size. Sponsors of the extravaganza remind everynna that admis- sion will be by a flag in hand. Persons who show tip at (lie .stadium without tings may buy them from Jaycecs who will sell Ihe remaining 2.900 at 25 cent.1? each. At dusk, the show begins, including a concert by the Big Country Band, an address by Dallas Cowboy Bob Lilly and formal flag raising ceremony by a Dyess color guard. The parents of a Big Country Marine killed in action in Viet- nam, Mr. and Mrs. A. I. Whoe'er of May, will be pre- sented several medals won by their son, Lance Cpl. Kenneth W. Wheeler. THE stadium will have a fireworks display which spon- sors have said will be Ihe "big- gesl, mosl beautiful" one in the city's history. On the law enforcement sit'e of the holiday, Capt. F. M. Fniitl, who head's Abilene Police Traffic Division, says police will bs concentrating most of the day on the freeways. He emphasized that officers will be working as a courtesy service, as much as for law enforcement, in order lo help motorists who may need directions or other assistance. Capt. Pniitt said, "Fire works have not been a big problem in ihe past. We try to warn people of the law whenever we can it's usually not too hard to separate the mischief makers from the ones who don't know about the Another event Abilenians may lo add lo their calendars lakes place Sunday. The Abilene Saddle Club will sponsor ahorse show, specifically a youth Appa- loosa show for children through age 17. The show is open lo the public and will be from 9 a.m, until about 3 to 4 p.m. at 014 Abilene town. ;