Get 1 more page view just for clicking
to like us on Facebook
Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1970, Abilene, Texas Abilene EIUUI; "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE. TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron inn MTH YEAR, NO. 23 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 9, 1970 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Auocialed Prtu Klc SUNDAY General's Copter Wreckage Found No Confirmation on Survivors NEW AIRBORNE WARNING The Boeing Co. of Seattle was named Wednesday as prime contractor 'for this new airborne warning and control system airplane, an eight-engine, com- puter and radar mounted version of the Boeing 707, the Aero- space Defense Command at Colorado Springs, Colo., reported. First phase of the project will cost nearly million with total cost to about billion. Story, Pg. 11A. (AP Wirephoto) Time Not Ripe for Royal Pay Raise, Says Labor Legislator By ELLIE HUCKER Can't Solons Make It on Salary? Q. I read tkal Sen. Yarborough owed a sum after running for re-election H seems to me thai a senator should be able to get by on his salary. Will yon tell as now much a senator makes and tell me, Is It not tax-free? And are his expenses not paid, Also? A. A U.S. Senator makes a year and pays income lax just like the rest of us. Campaign expenses are not paid by the gov- ement, they come out of the senator's pocket or from contributions. YarboroiiKh said he didn't get enough contributions to cover his expenses. The government pays these expenses: office staff, stationery, air mail postage, long distance phone and telegram expenses and reimburses each Senator for 10 trips a year back to his home stale. The government does not pay for travel within the home stale (food, motel, gasoline bills) or for entertaining constituents. Q. I recall reading a Reporter-News article describing a (our of a movie studio In California. We're planning a (rip to California this summer and would like to know what lours arc available and how to gel on one. A. Universal City Studios is the only company that now offers this type of tour, although others planned- For information write to Tours, Universal City Studios, Universal City, California 91608. O My grandfather and his Iwin brother arc 96 years old. Where do they rank nationally In Ihe category of oldest living male twins? A We've searched long and hard, a "list" of elderly twins just doesn't seem to exist. Here's what we turned up; maybe il will help: According to Gulnoss Book of World Records the oldest twins were born in Norway In 1858. One died at age 101, Ihe other at 105. They were twin brothers. On Fcb II, 1363, Sarah and Mattie Duckworth celebrated their 102nd birthday at a con- valescent home In California. At that time they were the oldest living twins. We are unable lo determine whether they are still living. Q Wfcal are (he biological reasons .for tickJJsliness? A. Tickle is caused by weak, barely threshold stimulation of pain nerve endings. A person is ticklish in areas that are rich in touch receptors, such as the hips. Weaker 'degrees of stimulation cause tickling and stronger degrees cause itch. Guylon's Textbook of Medical Physiology says tickle li related to touch and pain sensory pathways somewhere In the central nervous iystcm, but lhat the precise mechanism is unknown. LONDON A royal wage row blew up in London to- day over whether Queen Eliza- beth II, one of the world's ri- chest women, should get a pay hike. William Hamilton, a Labor parly legislator, says the lime is not ripe for a royal raise "since there are no: obvious signs of poverty or deprivation." Sir Gerald Nabaror, Conserv- ative party member and monar- chist, claims that despite rising cosls the queen hasn't had .an increase from the government since 1952. The queen gels million a year to pay for Ihe monarchy. Out of Illis slie has to pay htr 300 full-time staff, from the lord chamberlain to Ihe housemaids. The queen's husband, Prince Philip, put Ihe royal finances in the news last November when he told an interviewer on Amer- ican television: "We go into ihe red nexl year.' Harold Wilson, former party prime minister, respond- ed with a promise that a special commitlec would be appointed to study Ihe matter in the cur- rent parliamentary term. But the new Conservative par- ly government of Edward Heath has still lo declare ils attitude lo Ihe Wilson undertaking. lloalh and his Cabinet arc likely lo he sensitive to criti- cism that a royal pay hike would cause after Conservative election promises lo curb infla- tion and conlroV prices and in- comes in the public sector. No one knows exactly how much Ihe queen is worth but the best estimate is lhat her private fortune is million. Her art collection alone is said to be worth million and the hereditary Duchy of Lancaster yields a from ils numerous properties. Laboritcs Hamilton, Michael Foot and Eric llcffcr presented a motion in Parliamenta Wed- nesday reminding the govern- ment of its intention to curb inflation "I believe Ihe question of roy- al pay is in the prime minister's in-tray. Trade unionists will be waiting lo sec what they do abmil he warned. NahHiTO immediately counler- al tacked by rounding up support for a move to increase the queen's government allowance NEWS INDEX Amusemenls 13B Business Noles Business Outlook........7 A Bridqc 8B Clossilicd 15-I7B Comics HB Edilorrols 12B Horoscope.............9B Hospital Polienls....... I IB Obituaries............ 13A Sports H-16A Ticket Stubs 13B To Your Good Health 5B TV L.cti 9A Women's from million to mil- lion a year. He pointed out thai wages have generally tripled since the .queen's pay was last increased, 18 yeaj-s ago. Daily Texan Says iemaislre Choice AUSTIN (AP) The Daily Texan said il had learned that regents will name Dr. diaries chancellor of Hie University of Texas System Friday. The student newspaper said a high administrative source confirmed the report. l.emaislrc is deputy chantel- hr. He would succeed Dr. Harry Ransom who has resigned ef- fective .Ian. I. ISy MICHAEL PUTZBL Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) Military sources said late today the wreckage of a missing helicop- ter wilh Maj. Gen. George W. Casey, commander of the 1st Air Cavalry division, and six other Americans aboard had been located by searchers. The sources-said the helicop- ter apparently had crashed into a mountain Tuesday morning. There was no immediale confir- mation that anyone had sur- vived Ihe crash, they added. Tile wreckage of the UI11 heli- copter which Casey himself was piloting, was spotted from Hie air by crewmen of one of the more than 60 aircraft that had laden part in a massive search. -As the search was being con- ducted, the U.S. Command an- nounced lhat a total of 61 Amer- icans were killed in action last week, the lowest weekly total in years. Informants said Ihe location of Ihe lielicopler wreckage was being withheld because no ground troops had as yet reached the scene to inspect it and look for survivors. The U.S. Command had no comment on the reports of the wreckage being found, saying only that the search and rescue operation was discontinued at nightfall and was to be resumed Friday morning. The sources said Ihcre was no indication lhat. enemy action was involved In Ihe crash of the helicopter, which Casey, 48, of North Mass., was [lying to visit wounded mem- bers of his division at a medical facility In South Vietnam., The .location of, the hospital, like other details-concerning' the site of Ihe crash, were withheld for security reasons while the search continued. Gen. Casey's UHI Iluey heli- copter was last heard from at a.m. Tuesday, and search- ers have found neither the craft nor ils occupants, Ihe command said. There was no indication whether enemy action was be- lieved responsible for the disap- pearance. The 48-year-old general, whose wife and five children live in North Fcituate, Mass., was Hying to a military medical Market Higher NEW YORK (AP) The stuck market opened higher on a broad front today in moderate- ly active trading. Advances outnumbered de- clines 5 lo 1. Okinawan Terrorizes Lutheran Missionary TOKYO (AP) An American Lutheran missionary spent 20 terror-filled minutes on the Tok- yo Tower Wednesday when an Okinawan fanatic threatened him with a butcher knife and Iried lo take one of his children hostage. The Rev. David W. Hinz, 30, nf Vancouver, Wash., his wife and fheir four children were sightseeing on the 820-foot-high platform of the television tower when Junichi Tomimura, 40, of Naha, rushed to him, grabbed his shoulder and brandished the knife. "The man first tried to get one of my children as a host- said Hinz, who speaks Japanese. "My wife hurriedly took the children away from him and I told the nvm to lake me instead. "He was doing a lot of shout- ing and wanted lite Unltsd lo gel onl nf Okinawa. He blamed Ihn. United St.aes for killing people in Vietnam." Once he snouted he would commit suicide lo protest U.S. actions in Vielnnm, hut the mis- sionary said he told the man his death would not stop Ihe killing in the war- Police arrived after 2fl min- utes and arrested Tomimura. They said he would be charged wilh intimidation and illegal possession of a dangerous weap- on. They said the man told them 1-' ns U.K. policy in Vietnam and Okinawa. Scrib- folc-cl on his shirt in Japanese characters were "Americans, to home from "Peace tomes from my and "Japanese, keep your hands off Okinawa." The Hinz family lives In Nii- pata, and he has been a mis- sionary in Japan since 1956. The children arc Denise, 14; Ellen, li; Sharon, 10, and Joel, 7. Aboul 20 other persons were on the observation plalform at Ihe time. facility to visit wounded mem- bers of his division. The area jn which his aircraft is believed to have gone down was not mace public For security reasons. Six U.S. generals were killed in action earlier in the war, in-, eluding two earlier Ihis year. The command's weekly cas- ualty summary reported 463 Americans wounded last week in addition to 61 killed. These figures brought the total Ameri- can casualties in action Uiat have been reported in Ihe war lo killed, 282.9C6 wounded and missing or captured. It was the lowest weekly death toll since Dec. 3, 1986. South Vietnamese headquar- ters reported 371 government troops killed and wounded in action last week, bringing government casualties since Jan. 1, I960, to killed and wounded. The two allied commands claimed Viet Cong and North Vietnamese killed last week, and since Jan. 1, 19fil. The U.S. Command also re- leased American casualty totals for .the eight-week Cambodian operation, reporting 354 Ameri- cans killed. and wounded April 29 June 30. No major fighting was report- ed today in South Vietnam or Cambodia. "Activity continued at a low level and was characterized by light and scattered ground con- tacls and. light attacks by fire a spokesman said of the situation in Vietnam. CHARLIE K. ORREN currently In Fort Worth BOC Names Orren VP Charlie E. Orrcn has been named vice president of Bank of Commerce, BOG president Don lUaples announced following a board of directors meeting Wednesday afternoon at the bank. Orrcn currently is vice president of the Union Dank nf Fort Worth, a position he has held (or the past five years. Orreri has worked with financial institutions in Amaril- lo. San Antonio and Alice and is a native of fort Worth. He graduated from high sclinol there, then attended Texas Tech in Uihbock, where he graduated in 1353 with a degree, in business administration. DITCH'S financial career was inlerrupled for mililary service during the Korean War, in which he served as a first lieutenant In the Army Signal Corps. In Fort Worth, Orren is a member of the Metropolitan Board of Directors of the YMCA rhairma of (he TCU- South Side YMCA, past presi- dent of the University Kiwanis Club and aclive in the Travis Avenue Baptist Church. Orron helped organize Ihe Blue Raider Association, a falher's group associated' willi Little League baseball. His two sons, Michael, 10, and Scotty, 8, play on Little League teams. His wife, Shirley and daughter, Julie, 13, root for Ihe teams. The Orrens will move to Abilene as soon as sr- rangcments have been com- pleted for a home in Abilene. Bentsen Gets Pal From LBJr Wife STONEWALL, Tex. (AP) Lloyd Benlsen, Democratic can- didate for the Senate, got a pat on (lie bsck from former Presi- dent Lyndon Johnson and his wile. "Lyndon and I are deeply in- terested in Lloyd's Mrs. Johnson told the candi- date's wile; wHenlMrs. Bentsen visited the LBJ Ranch near here Wednesday! I Johnson has taken no aclive part in state politics since leaving Washington but has said informally he plans to support his party's candidates in Novem- ber, as always. "Lyndon was always impres- sed by Lloyd's ability, energy and enthusiasm when they ser- ved together in Mrs. Johnson was quoted as saying. Mrs. Bcnlsen was Ihe guest of honor at a coffee given by Mrs. Johnson. Johnson also greeted Mrs. Benlsen, a distant cousin, wilh a kiss on the cheek. The Johnson's daughter, Mrs. Pal Nugent, and GO or so women from Stonewall, Joh.ison City, Hcund Mountain and Blanco at- tended the coffee. Hughes Leases Wooded Estate CRYSTAL HAY, Nev. (API A wooded estate leased by How- ard Hughes on the north shore of Lake Tahoe "in no way in- vlovss Ihe personal plans'" of the elusive billionaire, says a spokesman. Robert Maheu, who heads Hughes Nevada Operations, said in Las Vegas Tuesday lhat Hughes acquired Ihe five-acre Crystal Point estate for Ihe use of his executives when they are in northern Nevada. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (We a I her map, pg. 113] ABILENE AND VICINITY radius) Cka: lo pariiy croudy and hoi today, (oflHgur and Friday- both days near 100. Lew In the mid-capper Winds southerly, and variaWe, from 1C-T5 m.p.h. High and low lor 24-hauri entTng at 9 a.m.i 99 arvl 73. Hrah and low sdrrve period last year: and 75. 1asl n'ght: p.m.; itrwlse today- a.m.; sunset tonight; p.m. Texas Puffs, Sweats, Finally Accepts Tie IT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN TO A DOG Wags, the pet of the II, E. Peterson family of Oklahoma City, looks properly dejected as she takes it easy with her broken leg. Her mournful look seems to say it's far from a (log's life, (AP VVifDpholo) By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Texas sweated and puffed and did ths best il could Wednesday, but il couldn't win the national heal title for the day. Best it could do was tie. The tie was at 108 degrees at Wichila Falls, Ihe Weather Bu- reau reported. Blocking the slate from a clear victory was Imperial, Calif., with the same figure. IL wasn't a lot cooler in other Texas cities. Some representa- tive Icmperalurcs included Min- eral Wells 102, Childrcss, Colulla ?nd Dallas 101 and Del Rio, El Paso, Fort World and Waco 100. Early today, showers were oc- curring In parts of. the Pan- handle and in the cordial Red River country. The heat wave maintained its hnlrl wilh Ihe help of a trough of low pressure stretching from Southwestern Arkansas into the Big Bend country of far West Texas. As usual there were some eve- ning thundcrshowers here and there over East Texas ths Pan- handle-Plains country during the night but no moisture of conse- quence. For a lime a tornado watch overhung 22 East Texas counties and severe thunderstorms thrcalcned the southeast, corner of (he state, but conditions abat- ed without word of damage. .Forecasts.called for.no major change. .r
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 145+ million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.