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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 10, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                '''WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT gOTH YEAR, NO. 24 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 10, 1970 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Pna (IP) lllc SUNDAY. Red China Frees Catholic Bishop Suicide Claimed for Another Prisoner HONG KONCi (Ai') Red China released Roman Catholic Bishop James Edward Walsh to- day after nearly 12 years in Communist caplivily. Bui the Chinese announced lhal another American prisoner, Hugh Fran- cis Redmond of Yonkcrs, N.Y., committed suicide Ihrce months ago. Pictures, Pg. 7A Border sources said the 79- ycHr-old prelate from Cumber- land, Mrt., "walked across the border bridge unaided and ap- peared in fair condition consid- ering his age and the ordeal lie has undergone." A U.S. Consulate spokesman said Bishop Walsh was being given a medical examination and "we will not know his real condition until after lhal." The spokesman said he doubt- ed dial the bishop would be. made available lo talk In report- ers or be photographed "for some time." Bumper Sticker Doesn't Pay Bills, Disabled Ex-GI Says MONKEY AND This Cambodian monkey keeps a firm hand -on the leash of his pel, a GI of the U.S. 25lh Kalum, 80 miles north-noi'lheasl of Saigon. The soldier was adopted by the monkey during an operation in the Fishhook region of Cambodia. (AP Wire- photo) Three Wrecks Occur Witnesses Say On Clear Fork Bridge They Saw GI Shoot Prisoner Three separate accidents within 30 minutes time early Friday morning on U.S. Highway 83 at Ihe Clear Fork on the Brazos bridge, two miles south of llawley, sent three persons to the hospital and Iceland Fire Kills Premier Pictures, 9A REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) Iceland's premier, Hjai m Be- ncdiklsson, his wife and a grandson were killed in a fire at the premier's summer home Thursday night. A priest living nearby discov- ered the fire in the wooden cot- tage at fingvcllir, 40 miles from Heykajavik. He raised Ihe alarm, but when firemen reached the house, they found the three bodies. The cottage was owned by the government and was used by members of the cabinet. A former law professor and mayor of Reykjavik, Dr. Bene- dilksson was 62. He became chairman of the Independence party and premier in November 1363, wten Premier Olafur Thors resigned because of his health. Hcneditksson had been minisler of justice and then for- eign minister under thors. Lubbock Mayor to Peru Flying AUSTIN (AP) Lubbock Mayor Jim Ciranbcrry, whose city suffered a riisaslrous lor- na'do May 11, dies to Peru lo- day to offer his help in that earthquake disaster area. Cranberry will be accompan- ied by Dr. David Wade, presi- dent of Iho Texas Partners of the Alliance, a privalely fi- ntnced organizalkin promoting economic and social growth be- tween the two countries. Cranberry, a vice presidenl of the Texas Partners, will work specifically wilh Ihe National Rebuilding Committee of Peru giving them his experience with Ihe recent efforts he directed in Lubbock. ______ Market Higher NEW YORK (AP) Slock marxcl prices opined slifehiiy higher today. Trading was mod- erately active. resulted in heavy damage to the bridge and the vehicles involved. The first and most severe accident was at a.m. when car driven by George Lee Stanford, 50, of Crosbyton, traveling south on U.S. 83, spun half-way ihlo Ihe creek bed missing the water by about 50 feel, afler hitting the bridge's concrcle guard rails. Stanford fold investigating Highway Patrolmen Lanny Coff- man and Kent Cearley, of Anson, that the accident occurred when he fell asleep at the wheel and ran off the road. Stanford and the two passen- gers in his car, his wife Madeleine, 48, and daughter Sue, 21, wsre laken to Hendrick Memorial Hospital by ambulance. At Ihis writing, the Stanfords were still in !he emergency room and llieir conditions were unknown. Mrs. Stanford, suffer- ing with what appeared to be two broken legs, was believed lo he Ihe most seriously injured, said Officer Cearley. The second accident at a.m. was a Iwo-ear collision involving Ihe first pcrsoas ar- riving at the scene ol the first msshap. Trudy Lee Jordan, 18, llawtey, traveling south on U.S. 83, slopped to miss a portion nf the damaged bridge laying in Ihe road when her car as slruck from behind by a Mack Iruck driven by Bobby Joe Stookberry, San Angelo. Officer Cearley said Iherc was only slight damage to Miss Jordan's car. There were no injuries. The final accident at a.m. occurred when the brakes locked in a tar driven by Jacqulyn Brown Wall, 22, of Hamlin, causing the vehicle to turn com- pletely around and spin into Ihe birdge's south end- Mrs. Brown and the passenger in her car, Sandra Smilh of Hamlin, were nol injured. The fronl portion of Ihe car appeared to be havily damaged, according to Officer Cearley. The Ihrec accidents caused an estimated nf damages to the heidgc, Officer Cearley said. LONG BINH, Vietnam (AP) Two prosecution .witnesses (old a court ntarlial today lhat they watched a fellow soldier shoot a bound Vielnamese prisoner between the eyes and then opened fire one. the victims themselves. The testimony by Specs. 4 Curtis M. Wilson of Roanokc, Ala., and David G. Walslcad of Royal Oak, Mich. came in Ihe final day of the proseculion's case against Spec. 4 John LaNasa of Balon Rouge, La. LaNasa is charged with unpremediated murder in the death of Ihe Vietnamese prisoner last Sept. 5 in Ihe Mekong Delta. Walslead said Ihe prisoner was discovered in a bunker under a farm hut by a 9lh Division platoon and was suspected of being a Viet Cong. Walslcad said Ihe night before the shooting he overheard a conversation between I.aNasa and his platoon leader, 1st LI. James Brian Duffy of Clairmonl, Calif. "Duffy said, 'I wanl you lo kill this Walslcad lestified. "Cowboy (LaNasa's nickname) said, 'yes though not in those exacl words." "Next Walstcad continued, "LaNasa told me to come wilh him lo the woodline. "LaNasa put his Mlfi between the man's eyes. His ride jammed Ihe first lime he Iried to fire. He cleared it, and Ihe man wenl flying, face down. "I seppcd back and fired a few rounds, and Wilson fired a few." Wilson leslified he saw I.aNasa shoot first, Ihen he fired a few shots into the body. Under cross examination, Walstcad said that LaNasa was heroic squad leader and once rescued a wounded Viet Cong wom- an from drowning and carried her on his back yards to safely. __________ SAN ANTONIO for- mer schoolboy football star, his fool amputated recently because of wounds received in Vietnam, lold a tale Thursday of red tape and delays dating back to Jan- uary of 1969. AI one point, Eddie Moran said, he wrote Rep. 0. C. Fisher, D-Tex., outlining his problems over disability benefits and med- ical treatment. He said he put his point across in his letter Ihis way: "1 can't pay my bills wilh a bumper sticker that says 'Amer- it or leave it.' I served my country, I did what I thought was right." Moran said lie joined the Ma- rines in 1967 after being gradu- ated a year earlier from a San Antonio high school, where he was a starting fullback and two- year lelterman. In January of 19G8, while car- rying a wounded man to safety in Vietnam, Moran was slruck in Ihe stomacli by a grenade blast and in the leg by gunfire. A doctor said the leg wound left him with no nerve function from Ihe knee down. He was trealed at. the Army's Brooke General Hospital here from February of. 1968 to Janu- ary of 1069 and given a medical discharge from the Marines. Then the red tape began, Mo- ran said. First he had trouble obtaining a decision on his dis- ability benefits, he said. Then lale last year, he said, (he ankle of his injured leg began bothering him and he sought medical treatment. He was sent to hospitals and clinics here and in Temple over a of about five months early this year and lo Dallas for filling of a special shoe, he re- laled. At Ihe Veterans Administra- lion Hospital in Temple, Moran said, he was fitted with an ankle brace. But a sore began develop- ing on his foot, he wenl on, and he was scnl back to the Temple hospital, where "all Ihey did was widen the shoe." He said he also received con- flicting medical advice. "One doctor told me to slay off my foot and anolhcr doctor Anujserrvcnts 7B Dridfle 3B Classified 9-MB Comics 8B Edilorials 68 Horoscope 12A Hosoilol Potiems........2B Obiluaries 3A Sporls 13-I5A To Ycur Good Hcallh I2A TV Log.............. MB Women's News......... 5B said I should stay on he said. "1 didn't know which way lo go." A special shoe he received in Dallas dkln't fit, he said, add- ing, "The only time I wore it was when 1 tried it on. I couldn't get inlo it because my foot was so swollen." There were other problems. He had a clerk's job wilh the post office here but said he was able In work very lillle. There were bills to pay but he said he was receiving only monthly in veteran's benefits [or his injury. He began writing Idlers lo poli- ticians for help. Finally, he said, he relumed lo Brooke General, where his foot was amputated lasl month. Afler pressure from congress- men and legislators in response lo his pleas for aid, Moran said, Ihe Veterans Administration has given him a 100 per cent dis- ability. This will raise him from 5192 lo monthly. The former football star said lie hopes he can return to col- lege and eventully become a coach, "if I'm able lo do it." Youth on 'Bad Trip' Terrorizes Family SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AI') A teen-ager who police said ap- parently-was on a "bad trip" from LSD and another drug went berserk Thursday night, terrorized a Houston family and stripped nude before his arresl. Officers said about 200 per- sons watched as police chased the nude youth, 17, and finally caught him. The incident began moments earlier when the James Rich- burg family of Houston drove in- to the Sunken Gardens lourist attraction at Brackenridge Park. Mrs. Kiclihurg said Hie youth, then fully clad, ran cursing to- ward their car with a knife or razor. Anolhcr youth, carrying a pipe, was chasing him, she said. The youth with the weapon said he was "going to kill mo if 1 didn'l get out" of Ihe car, Mrs. Richburg said. She said he cut her slightly on the hand as she abandoned Ihe vehicle with her husband, their daughter and another girl. The berserk youth jumped into the car and drove away, careening down a 30-foot bankmcnl and hilling another' aulomobilc. He drove on and slruck a sign- post, witnesses said. Officers arrived. Police Kgl. Ignacio Rosas said the youlh "got excited ns more police ar- rived and started taking his clothes off." Jerking away the last of his clothing, Ihe youth ran down the sticcl, Rosas said. "There were people all over the place, cars were slopping... everybody was he said. Officers caught the youth, bound his legs with- loalher cord and handcuffed him. But when Ilicy got him inside a squad car he grabbed a police billy club and swung at an offi- cer. He missed and dived out oE Ihe car. Subdued again, he was taken lo a hospital, where he was de- scribed as "incoherent." Palrolnian Ed Wright said two witnesses told him the youlh had taken LSD and another, ding called Bella and it was supposed to have been bad sluff." lie reportedly has been in a prison hospital in Shanghai most of the last eight years. The bishop was arrested in October 1958. He was convicted in 1960 of espionage and sen- tenced to 20 years imprison- ment. Bishop Walsh gave "a tired smile" as he approached the British border post and ob- served to Uie border police that he had "been in China a long, long am very tired and I'm glad I am out." He was wearing khaki trou- sers and a checked shirt "that looked pretty one source said. "Absolutely no one is going lo sec Bishop Walsh until after he hr-s had a chance lo rent for at least a day or one Catho- lic source said. A church spokesman said Uie local bishop, Francis Hsu, had cabled the Vatican asking for instructions about medical treatment and possible return to Ihe United Slates for Bishop Walsh. Hsinhua, Peking's official news agency, said he had been freed before completion of his sentence because of his "old age and ill health" and that he had left for Hong Kong- Redmond, 50, was a business- man in China who chose to re- main there when the Commu- nists took over in 1949. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1954 on charges of mainlaing contact wilh U.S. .intelligence agents in Hong Kong. Hsinhua said Redmond killed himself three months ago, on Hie night of April 13. "Taking advantage of unpre- pareriness by the said Peking's report, the American "used a U.S.-made razor blade to cut Ihe artery of the medial aspect of his left elbow and Uie arteries of his wrists and mor- tally wounded himself." Redmond Death In China Questioned YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) The Snwycr who had headed a citi- zens' committee working to se- cure the release of Hugh Fran- cis Redmond from a Red Chinese prison said today lhat reports of Redmond's suicide, if hue, would be "a tragic end lo a bizarre case." Sol Friedman, Ihe lawyer, the report from llsinhua, Peking's official news agency, lhal Redmond's relatives had been notified of his dealh was "not true. No one has notified Ihe family." Friedman said he would ask (he International Red Cross to- day lo Iry and check the Hsin- hua report that Redmond slashed his wrists three months ago and died from loss of blood. The report stated that Red- mond's body was cremated. Friedman termed the reported cremation "an enormous crime against the family. Why not re- lease his body and send it Friedman said Redmond's mother, Mrs. Rulh Redmond, has been hospitalized for about the past three months at the Hudson View Nursing Home ui Yonkcrs after suffering her third stroke. She is 72. Friedman, said the last word the mother had from her son was a letter dated July 4, 1967, which was received in Septem- ber or Oclober of lhal year. "The mother continued send- ing packages every month, all through the years, but there was no way of knowing whether he received Friedman said. Iledmond was a businessman in China when the Communists took over in 1949. Friedman said Redmond was about to leave later when he was taken off a beat, arreslcd and held incom- municado for several years. He was tried by the Red Chinese on charges of maintain- ing contact with U.S. intelli- gence agents in Hong Kong and sentenced lo life imprisonment in 1954. "Even accepting Uie Chinese version of the case, the crime, if there was any, has long since been said Friedman. "It is a classic case of inhuman- ity against man." Must Pedestrian Cross the Street? WEATHER ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Wulher mip, pg. all ABILENE AND VICINITY W.rnlls radius! Partly cloudy wilh hoi days trd toarm nlghls lodjy and Saturday. H'gh bolh d.iys near 100. Low In upper 70s. wlrds southerly Irem 10-1S m.p.h. High arjf low let 24-Mours ending al 9 a.m.: n and 78. Hioh and low sami period lait year: 101 and 78. Sunstl night: p.m.) suwlis today: a.m.; sunset lonf.nl: p.m. By EU-IE nUCKKH Q. ICs against Inc law lo proceed In a car vshcn a person Is In (he pedestrian crosswalk. I driving In rush hour traffic and hnil (n stop on two occasions because people wore standing In tie crosswalk and had no Intention crossing. In this case, Is Ihe persoi In Ihr. car srhjccl to a line If he slops and then proceeds wilh a person still Iherc? Why not fine the iwilcslrlan for lot crossing? A. There's no law requiring people lo cross the street, so they could hardly be fined for not doing so. If a pedestrian is in n cross- walk, on the curb or even looks as if he wants lo cross al a crosswalk, and then he doesn't, the car must slop, and then proceed. Rut Ihis applies only if Ihe cross- walk is in a school area, or if it's sign-poslcd saying you must slop for pedestrians. Olhcr- wise, jnsl slow down or yield if a pedestrian is crossing. Q. Isn't H (me that people arc In as much danger of rahles from cats as from doRS? If H's (rue, why don'l penp'e realize this? A. Yes, there are almosl as many cats found with rabies as dogs, and cals definitely should be given rabies shots. There's no ordinance requiring rabies fihols for cals and this may account for Ihe fact lhat few people realize Ihe danger. A local veterinarian warned lhal skunks are really Ihe higgcsl threat right now as there's a rabid skunk epidemic in Abilene. Q. What does It mean when people latk ahnnt BTU's and CFM's In connection wilh air conditioners. How many HTU's or CFM's will cfwl a house properly? Say a five-room house. A. BTU slands for British Thermal Unit which is a measurement of a quantity of heat. CF.1l stands for cubic feet per minute and refers to circulated air flow. To determine how to properly cool a house not only Ihe number of rooms must be considered, but the size of the rooms, materials the house is buiH of, size of windows, orientation of exposed walls, number of occupants, and amount of electrical equipment used in each room must be taken inlo consideration, says John Valkenaar, air conditioning engineer. Q. In horse-racing lingo, wbat docs a "Garrison Finish" mean? A. It refers to a horse that makes a spectacular finish by coming from far behind lo win a race al the last'possible momenl. This goes back lo Ihe 1890s when Snapper Garrison, one of Ihi; great jockeys in uor history, oflcn brought his horses from behind to win the race. Address questions to Action Line, Box M, Ahllcnc, Texas 7MU. Names will not he used bul questions must he signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbers If possible.'   

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