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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WESKfcfCK AS IT flliiilS 80TH YEAR, NO. 20 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY .EIGHT PAGES IN SECTIONS Auociatrt Pnu (ff) lOc SUNDAY PEACE PIPE RITUAL Secretary of the In- terior Walter Hickel smokes the peace pipe dur- .-ing his induction into the Crow Indian Tribe. Edison Real Bird of the Crow Tribe passed, the 'pipe to Hickel in a ceremony on a ridge feet over the Big Horn'River- near Hickel today closes .'of environment in two'national Indian reservation in the northern Wyoming cattle country. (AP Cambodians Take Control of Town By JOHN T. WHEELER Associated Press Wfllcr PHNOM PENH, Cambodia army battled ils way today to full con- trol of the .town of Saang, 20 miles south of Phnom Penh, aft- er, suffering some of Ihe heav- iest losses it 'has reported tor one day of fighling. Other Cambodian troops pushed back a Ihreal lo Kom- pong Thorn, 80 miles north of the capital, with the aid of South Vietnamese warplanes. Cambodian commanders said 32 of their men were killed and 47 wounded during 27 hours of fighting at Saang. They claimed more than 250 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese were slain, but said powerful enemy forces still were in Ihe area, apparent- ly preparing for a counlei'al- .Uck. Saang was heavily damaged during one of the Cambodian war's first major actions. It suf- fered more extensive destruc- tion this time.undcr the pound- ing of. the enemy's mortars and recoillcss rifles and Cambodian and South Vietnamese air strikes. Newsmen arriving in the town found the body of one dead Communist soldier hanging in the'central market, strung up by the heels and with both hands blown off. Another body strung up the same way was cut down before the journalists ar- rived. A Cambodian battalion com- mander said intelligence sources and patrols reported North Vietnamese and Viet Cong remained in a north-south arc slightly more than a mile to the west of the town. He said their orders were lo seize the town, a market center and ad- ministrative' headquarters on Ihe Bassac Hiver, prior to a push on Phnom Penh. Government Falls In Italian Turmoil By DAVID MAZZARELLA ROME (AP) Premier Mari- ano Humor resigned today lo force a showdown with Haly's powerful labor unions on the eve Of a nationwide general slrike. The dramatic move also ap- peared aimed at ending a grow- ing feud -between Socialist par- ties in The surprise action came alt- er a 15-minule meeting of Ru- mor's cenlcr-lefl coalition cabi- net. The Si-year-old bachelor pre- mier went directly from the meeting to submit his resigna- tion Ip President Giuseppe Sara- gal at; the laller's summer home on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Saragat asked Rumor and his center-left coalition cabinet lo remain in office to handle cur- rent affairs while the head of state conducts consultations with political leaders of all par- ties. The start of these latks was set for Wednesday. It was Humor's third govern- ment in 18 monlhs and Italy's 31st since tlis fsll of Fascism. The resignation plunged the "WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU mm, M- IA) ABILENE AND VICWITY Centrally wilh ticl tnt miW rKghls. Htti rvj Tuesday In Losv around 70. WJrdj jculfteily aroyrd 10 m.p.h. High-and low for ending at 9 a.m.: and 7'. High and low "me period lait for: SS Suniil lasl nteM: lunrln lodiyi a.m.; sunset KnioMi country inlo a deepening crisis marked by economic sluggish- ness and social tension. The action was immediately denounced by the leftist Social- ist parly chief part- ner of Humor's Christian Demo- crats in the center-left govern- ment. Deputy Premier Francesco dt Marlino, PSI loader, decision lo open a government crisis in a difficult tune, when the country and the workersa- wait the solution of urgent prob- lems, is a political error and we cannot approve of it." In evidence of the deep divi- sions wilhiji the coalilion, anoth-' er partner, the moderate Social- mor's decision. Us leader, Mau- ro Ferri, called the political sit- uation and said Ihe eco'nomic and social situa- tion required new leadership. Labor Minister Carlo Donal- Callin, a leftist Christian Demo- crat, told newsmen: "We are walking in Ihe dark, and I don't have any lamps." One of Haly's Ihree major unions called on the other Iwo to meel today and discuss whether lo go ahead with Tuesday's slrike. The smallest of the three, the moderate-controlled indicated it might'pull out of Ihe strike. Market Lower NEW YORK (AP) The slock market opened slightly lower loday in quiet trading. Advances outnumbered de- clines by a small margin. Pop Festival Sponsors Say Thousands Lost SYRON, Ga. (AP) The.2nd annual At- lanta International came-to a close eari ytoday one of Ihe four sponsors, said he and his partners-, lost thousands of dollars.. They were forced to suspend. prices of in advance and at the gale Friday night when thousands of youngsters slormed the two main gates chanting: 'Free, free-Music belongs lo the people." They threatened to rip down the eight-fool plywood fence built around the festival site. A special security force of motorcyclists brandishing heavy chains and wrenches was called off at the last minute. Police said they were completely helpless in atlempting to enforce laws concerning traffic safety, public nudity, protection of private property and the.use of narcotics: probably will speU.dopmJor pop festival as a Cogley.said. don't see how anyone else could hold-one unless he has a box canyon surrounded by barbed wire, .electric fences; and machineguns." At its peak, stale patrolmen estimated the festival -crowd at more than However, even Irefore the final performance gol under way Sunday, many, began leaving and highways were clogged for miles around. Police said Ihe casualties included "at least two rapes, three or four stabbings, any number of accident falling off cars and the Ihousands of drug cases." "I just hope they go some place- one officer said. NEWS INDEX Amusements 12B Bridge..............- 11A Classified...........9-12B Ediloriols................ 60 Horoscope Hospilal Pafienls 5Al Obituaries.......'......3 A Sporls.............14-16A To Your Good Health.....8A TV Log :.............9A Women's Over First Quarter Call By! GEORGE NEAR Reporter-News Busjutss Editor .Taylor .County's ...eight banks showed half-million dollar drop in .deposits -at the .close of. second quarter, of the year compared to the. close of the April-June. quarter of last year, but .were up million over the first qiiirter call on April 30. Deposits "on June 30, -when, a call for' a 'statement of condition by- both the; Coniptroller of Currency in Washington, -B.C.. .'and .Tor the National -Banks .and !by the Slate Banking 'Commission in Austin for the State Banks, amounted to 1 8 7 5.5 compared to on that dale a year. ago.. Deposits in the- eight banks were up over the on deposit at 'the first quarter call of this year, however. Funds on' deposit In the five Abilene banks on June 30 totaled jn'a.KfMB, a drop from' Ihe on Ideposll on the same date a year ago, but up from- the on deposit at the first quarter bank call April" 30. In ihe three Taylor County banks at Tuscola, Trent and Mefkel, daposits stood at on June 30, an increase the on the same date a year ago but down from the'' on April 30 of this year. Loans on record 'in the eight Taylor County banks on June 30 amounted to- from the of .June 30 a year ago and almost, a half- million dollars over, 'the is of April year. and a great area for possible expansion in-that ..Howard.-said that there still are problems caused locally and nationally by the' tight money market, and he predicted that (lie tight money situation would continue. think we can look forward to about the same. fine conditions for the balance of the year that we are.edjoying he said. "I look forward to an excellent fall season locally. We may see some slowing in retail sales' during Ihe summer months .due.to-the movement of so many men at Dyess AFB to Ihe Vietnam scene for the next six 'months." John Wright, president of tire First Slate Bank commented that "Many of the current economic uncertainties such as tight money and the squeeze in corporate profits have come about as a result of deliberate fiscal and monetary restrictions employed by our government in an effort to control inflation. "We are very optimistic about the remainder of the year as we see measures being taken to remove some of the restraints on the supply of money. This should give the economy a real boost." Don Maples, president of Ihe Bank of Commerce, sees the local economy as fairly strong and.with fine prospects ahead for the remainder of the year. "We still sec a strong demand for loans, which indicates thai individuals and small businessmen area active and enjoying good he said. Maples also saw Ihe slock market as having an effect on the economy, with some people continuing to exercise caution their actions. "as they well should. This is a time to be" con- servative." Joe Hodges president of the Abilene National Bank, said that "We have been pleased with the steady, solid deposit growth. Lona demand has fallen off con- siderably in the past couple of monlhs but has begun to pick up in the last 45 days.'.' Hodges said he didn't see any casing in interest rates for some time, "although specifically with us we have more funds available in Ihe last couple of months be- cause of increasing deposits which have been holding strong." Walter Johnson, president of the First. National Bank, com- mented that "Despite some See BANK, Pg- 3A Student Leaders Thankful, Inspired After Capital Trip Abilene banks at the end of this quarter came 16 up frbiMUMttjaJ on- the dale" a year ago and over the at the April 30 bank call this year. Loans in- .the three, rural banks on 30 amounted to slightly up froni the on June 30. a year ago and down from the on loan at the last bank call April 30. Oliver Howard, president of the Citizens NaUonal Bank of Abilene, sees the local economy as. continuing strong .with the industrial picture "looking up Ahlknlan.1 See Hope, Pg. IB Hontr America Day story, Tg. IB By ED W1SHCAHPKR Editor, The Reporter-News Abilene's envoys to the Honor America -Day in Wash- and in moving terms of their exper- ience there. They returned by ..plane late Sunday. Roy, Lorigacte, president of the Cooper High School Student "I hay_e been In awe, really, of all theVpl'ihs and people we have hjeri.'i.must say this has really; done something lo make me see how great America really all these people can live under this type of government. I really thank Mr. John .Matthews for my trip." Matthews sponsored the trip for Lorigacre and (or Slan Lambert, Abilene High student .council president. Longacre closed oul his me- morable Washington experience Sunday mbrning with a Grayline lour of points of in- os its Abilene Nolioool........ Bank of Cofrimtrce...... Ciliierls Noironol Bank First National Bonk First Store Bank TOTAL' ABILENE....... NolTBank, Mfrkel Home Slate Bonk, Trent First Stote.Bank, Tuscofa TOTAL 3 RURAL IANKS TAYLOR COUNTY TOTAL June 30, 1976 .Irt Qiirttr April 30, 1970. 2nd Quarter JUKI 30, 1949 Loans Abilene Bonk of Citizen; Nolionol Bonk Firsl Nolionol Bonk..... First Sl.ote BonV......... TOTAL Noi'KBank Home Stole Bonk, Trenl Firsi Stole TOTAL 3 RURAL BANKS COUNTY TOTAL QtMitcr 30, 1970 11 111 Quirttr Apfil 3ft, 1970 June.30, 1969 362.253 ROY LONGACRE 'been In awe' teresl. He saw Ihe grave of President John Kennedy, the tomb of Ihe Un- known Soldier where he wil- nessed Ihe changing of the guard, Arlington Memorial Cemetery, and he made a Whits House, tour. Lambert commented: "It has been a great Inspir- ation in. my opinion. Other people I older and younger enthusiasm and .appreciation for this. It was something I never thought I would be privileged to do." "I think this strengthened my belief in American said Joe Aleorta, Abilene High School Spanish teacher who is working this summer on his doctorate at Texas Tech. "There are not enough words lo describe everything. It has shown me the greatness of America and her people. I think the majority of the people are trying to keep America together. K has been a blessing." Robert Brcwster, principal of Woodson Elementary School, said: "II has been one of (he grealcst experiences of my life to allend this 41U of July cele- bration. Mayor J. C. Hunter summed up for all the delegation in these words: "11 was a great opportunity lo STAN LAMBERT 'great Inspiration1 compliment our July 4th Spec- tacular in Abilene with this par- ticipation in the national Honor America Day by 20 of our people. II was a great inspira- tion for us to participate with some fellow. Americans in rekindling the- spirit of patriotism during a" time when it is essential to .emphasize these principles." 12 Survive Ship Collision ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) A German container ship, badly damaged in a collision with a Creek freighter, arrived here early today with the only 12 sur- vivors from the sunken Greek ship. The caplain and Ihe first engi- neer were among 17 crew mem- bers from the Greek freighter Bulgaria missing and feared dead. The caplain of Ihe German ship, the Hagen, re- fused lo let newsmen speak with the survivors of the Greek ves- sel. The Hagen was saib'ng from Newport News, Va., lo Ham- burg. It arrived here with a six-foot hole below Ihe water line and another six feet of the bow flat- tened directly above the hole. When Will Civic Center Blossom? By ELLIE HUCKER and BETTY GRISSOM Q. Is the new dvlc' center brildlig eventually going to blossom something less hideous tkai Its present drabness? A. Upper walls of the auditorium and stage lofl are now being covered wilh weathering steel, which ages to a deep reddish bronze color in about 18 months. This aging has been taking place on the site for quite a long time before being erriplaced, Lower portions. Ihe auditorium walls have recently been covered wilh sunset red granite. The convention hall has been covered with exposed aggregale facing composed of marble and quartz chips framed wilh c'a'sl- in-place concrele and lhat will be covered with a synthetic coating, similar to City Hall, architect James Wheeler says. Wheeler estimates that by August UK center will'have "blossomed" and you can decide for yourself. Q. I Mt tie ewt'rf beef Jerky I've Iwylig it IS Mils i package.. .11's ipprtxlmalcly per pend! Can you tell .tow U tuke my be bcwgkt li larger, less expensive pieces? make your own may be. quite complicated: (read the list of ingredients on the we-understand the process: is Bui we'.yeA made large container bTbeef jerky from your grocer at a 'discount.-We're mailing you the details. 9 Ftr MMtk tte etty traffic depart- mfit kis pTMnbcd tkat'SMM type safety light.wlB be UrtaJW at Ike KfcMTerMteg at S. Wink) aid BfeUej Sts. ReqMU Uric raade by Ike Cnckett Schwl m ud UrdlvMnals. Will It be Installed by the 1JTS-71 year? A. Action Line has been added to Uie list of those requesting that light. The answer we received from the Traffic Engineer was, "Hopefully, it will be installed by September biit promises can't be made. Ii depends on the work schedule of the electrical crew. H's almost Impossible to set a definite date because of unforseen emergencies." Q. Cai yea tell me U UraHtola are pdsoKns? I beard If etc walked acrtss yeir tkat 'yoor fool would ro4. A. You must.have heard lhat from a Central American banana picker. If Ihey are bitten on the hand by a tarantula, it is reported they immediately cut it off with thrjir machete. Most spiders are poisonous but Ihe tarantula's poison lacks the potency to produce serious or permanent harm lo man. Dan Watson, Zoo Director, has kept larantulas In captivity. He says, when provoked, they'll tear off fuzz from their abdomen with Ihe hind legs and throw il in your face. Q. Wbere Is (he deepest part ol the ocean? A; Seemed like a simple enough question, until we looked through several books and found several different answers. The .Guinness Book of World Records World Almanac (and several1 others) gives' Ihe Marina Trench, in Ihe Pa'cificrneaf the Philippine deepest feet. Information Please gives the Mindanao Deep as being which is also near the Philippine Islands. Adrfss question (o Ac Hen Boi 38, Abilene, Texas 79M4. Names will lot be hot mast be slgied and addresses givei. 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