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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 13, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 90TH YEAR, NO. 27 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, JULY 13, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Aaociated Prrss (IP) lllc SUNDAY Allies Claim 400 Reds Dead Near Khe Sanh (AP WireuhBlos) NORWEGIAN EXPLORER THOU I1EYERDA1IL ENDING VOYAGE embraced by wife, Yvonne, right, and daughter, Annette, 17 Heyerdahl's Wafer-Logged Boot Be Shipped Bock to Europe By EI-MF, RUCKER Has Residence Rule For Football Changed? Q. I've hoard that HIE ruling has bran changed just recently concerning high school players' one year residency. True? A. Yes, there's n new Texas Interscholastic League ruling that goes into Effect this coming school year. It says Ihal if you're a senior who has participated in alh.le.Hcs and you move to another school you're eligible to participate in athletics at. Ihe new school. Both, the old gnilMiew districts must -agrije there has been no recruiting, The rule applies to seniors only. Under the old ruling for football and basketball, a new student wouldn't be eligible for one year. Q. How many registered voters are there in the slate fnr 1970? Also can yon give the name and address for the campaign managers of Lloyd Bentscn and George A. Total number of registered voters in Texas is and in Taylor County voters are registered according to a report prepared by the office of Martin Dies, Texas Secy, of Stale. Benlsen's campaign headquarters is located at 2302 Fannin in Houston. Bush's headquarters is also in Houston, just down the street (27 blocks) at 5005 Fannin. Q. Last weekend I was In Abilene lo purchase a hook. I went (o all Ihe hook stores that I knew, but failed to find a hard hack copy of Harper I.ce's "To Kill a I was left with the Impression that there was no such Ihlng. Maybe Action Mnc will have bctler luck. Could you please Icll me where I could purchase a hard back copy and the price? A. There's such a thing, it just so happened that none of (he bookstores had it In slock. Bill one bookstore has il on order now and will mail you a copy as soon as it comes in if you'll drop Ihcm a card wilh your name and address. The book cosls plus tax, postage etc. We're mailing you the name and'address of the book store. Q. In certain walhcr conditions we're warned of the possibility of tornados. Is there such a thing as "earthquake Do earthquakes make a noise? If so, how do (hey sound? A. Although earthquakes can't he predicted, there are some indications Ihal certain -weather" conditions set off quakes. In California, for example, small shocks lend lo increase during the rainy season. Some expcrls feel Ihe changing position of heavy air masses at this lime of year may trigger the instability of the earth's crust and cause a quake. The sound of an earthquake is compared to thunder, heavy traffic or a booming cannon. A loud "snap" sound may be heard at close range before the earth quakes. Q. I'm a junior high students ami would like lo take piano lessons Ihls summer, f prefer taking lessons [n a private home. Do you know of anyone who gives or would-like lo give lessons In their home? A. The following music companies maintain current lisls of piano teachers: Curtis Head, I.cs While and S M Music. IE you'll slop by one of those stores, they'll be glad to help you select a qualified teacher near your home. The stores do this as a free public service. The Chamber of Commerce will also direct you lo a list of piano teachers. Address qucsllons lo Actloi Line, Box Abilene, Texas 7SWI. Nfcmr-s will not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbers If possible. By WILLIAM F. NJCHOLSON Associated Press Writer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) Aflcr a two-month transatlantic crossing Ihal he says proves the Egyptians could have discovered America years ago, Thor Heyerdahl and his seven international crewmen planned lo haul Iheir water- logged papyrus boat Ra II cut of Bridgetown's today prior to shipping it back to Europe. The 55-year-old Norwegian ex- plorer and his crew spent their first night ashore Sunday after completing crossing that began May 17 in Safi, Morocco. Claiming that Ihe successful completion of his epic journey proved the ancient Egyptians could have crossed the Atlantic, Heyerdahl declared as he stepped ashore late Sunday atl- ernoon: "This is a great, great, great moment. We have defi- nitely proved that papyrus is seaworthy." Only the Ea's pointed prow and stern sections were above water, and the government tug Culpepper lowed il Ihe last eight miles into harbor. But officials said the Tta could have made Bridgetown unaided; she just needed assistance 16 complete the journey before dark. "It's good lo be back Heyerdahl called to wellwishers as he lied up at Hie customs dock in the capital of Barbados. "We are delighted to be here, especially when we came so close last year." Heyerdahl's first attempt last year lo prove his theory ended 600 miles short of Barbados when the Ha I, a larger copy of Ihe Egyptian boats shown on an- cient tomb carvings, broke up in high seas. Market Higher NKW -YORK (AP) The stock market rally moved into iLs fourth day with prices higher in moderate Irading. Gainers outnumbered losers by a fairly wide margin. Twenty small boals escorted the Ra II inlo Bridgetown har- bor. Heyerdahl and his crew squalled on (he Hal roof of Ihe rafl's cabin, waving and blow- ing kisses to bikini-clad girls ri- ding alongside in speedboats. Hundreds lining the docks ap- plauded. Prime Minister Errol Barrow led welcoming officials, declar- "This has established that Barbados was the first landing place for man in the Western world." Heyerdahl, who sported a long beard grown during the voyage, also commented that (he voyage showed "that eight men from eight nations on both sides of the polilical fence, black, white and yellow, nf all different reli- gions and could "live together like one family in a small cabin, 6 feel by 18 feet." The Norwegian skipper's crew- men were from Egypt, Mexico, the Soviet Union, United Stales, Italy, Japan and Moroc- co, and they sailed under the blue and white United Nations flag. Most of the crew were on Ihe trip last year. Heyerdahl credited some of the success of his second at- tempi to a change in boatmak- ers. "We decided to have it built by South American Indians on Lake Titicaca in Bolivia instead of natives living oh Lake Chad in he said. "This voyage hns proved con- clusively that the art of building vessels from papyrus reed lias survived longer in (his part' of the world than it has in Africa." The sought to prove thai ..the. Egyptians could have crossed .tii'if in" similar papyrus vessels long be- fore (he voyage of Columbus. Now Ihe Ra II is destined for lhe Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo, which Heyerdahl founded wilh lhe relics of his first famous voyage, in 1D47 aboard the raft Kon-Tiki from Peru to Polyne- sia. He claimed that the mile, 101-day voyage proved Pe- ruvian Indians could have set- tled the Polynesian islands of the South Pacific. Heyerdahl's wife and the wife of his American radioman-navi- gator, Norman Baker, 41, of New Tlochelle, N.Y., were on hand to greet their husbands. Gets 1.80-Inch Shower Showers skipped across the Big Country Monday morning dumping up to 1.80 inch on one area to only a trace in others. Rising Star recorded the 1.80 reading and Cisco reported inch. Easlland received .42 inch and Ranger a Irace. Anson reported only a trace and the rest of Ihe area apparently missed the moisture early Monday. However, Sunday Abilene received a trace of rain, accord- ing to the Weather Bureau, which brought the rainfall for Nixon Criticism Not Personal-Monty LONDON (AP) Viscount Montgomery, lhe British field marshal! who called President Nixon unfit lo be the supreme commander of the U.S. armed forces, said today he likes Nixon and didn't mean to criticize him personally. "I was criticizing the system, not President Nixon Montgomery said in explaining the lellcr he sent to American industrialist Cyrus Eaton. It was published in the United Stales Sunday. "II was a private letter and should not have been pub- the World War II leader Montgomery, 82, lold Ihe Cleveland industrialist, 86, Ihal Nixon's "kijowledge' of the con- duct of war ifcnjl. II is unfortu- nate that the American constilu- tion gives him' this appoint- ment" as commander in chief. "I know President Nixon well and like him a great Montgomery said from his coun- try homo in Hampshire County. "But the political head of a counlry f.nouldn't have lhe pow- er that he has under the Consti- tution...! said thai some presi- dents have not been fit to have Ihis power. President Nixon be- came a ca.sc in point." The thesis of Montgomery's letter lo Ealon was that a polili- cal sclllcment was lhe only way to end (he Vielnam war. Referring to his letter, Mont- gomery said: "I expect Ihcre will be some hoo-ha (fuss) about it, bul I will not withdraw whal I have said." Speaking lo Ihe Daily Mail Montgomery praised President John F. Kennedy's handling of the armed forces. "President John Kennedy gave polilical advice lo his gen- erals and on the whole he was a pretty good he said, 1970 to 12.43 inches. Normal for the year is 13.30 inches. Sunday showers sprinkled Hotan wilh a Irace and Dublin recorded .03 Inch. De Leon received .10 inch as didTuscola. During the showers Sunday, lightning struck a Texas International DCO on a flight from Dallas to Abilene bul Ihere was no visible damage and the 5fi passengers were reported uninjured. Captain Buford. Watkins said Ihe plane was struck on the wing by lightning. The flight, which was from Houston originally, was to lerminale in San Angelo. It was delayed, however, in Abilene two hours while another plane and mechanic flew from Dallas. The damaged plane was inspected by the mechanic, ruled safe and flown back lo Dallas for further lesling. The Abilene area could receive some precipitation Monday or Tuesday as a 20 per cent probability is forecast. The high for Monday and Tuesday should reach 05-100 degrees and lhe low Monday night will be in the upper 70s. Wind's will be 10- 20 m.p.h. Monday.___________ By JOHN T. WHEELER Associated Press Wrllcr PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) Cambodian forces bal- llcd west and north of Phnom Penh today while allied forces claimed more lhan '100 North Vietnamese killed in five days of attacks near Khe Sanh, in liie northwest corner of South Viet- nam. A Cambodian military spokes- man said a relief force of U.S.- Irained mercenaries was bat- tling an estimated North Vietnamese and Viet Cong who on Saturday overran lhe moun- tain resort of Kiri Rom, 50 miles west of Phnom Penh. The spokesman claimed at least 50 of lhe enemy were killed in fighting Sunday and said Ihe only government cas- ualties reported were 24 wound- ed Salurday and Sunday. During the night, the spokes- man said, Soulh Vietnamese AC47 gunships attacked suspect- ed enemy posilions, and today Ihe enemy force hit Ihe Cambo- dian troops wilh mortar and in- fantry allacks. Kiri Rom sits atop a mountain and before the war was a playground of the weallhy seeking a cool climalc. The town itself appears to have no military significance. The spokesman also reported that an enemy raiding parly broke through government de- fenses at the Long Vek muni- tions depot.. HO miles north. of .Phnorrt'Penh, but a government counterattack pushed it out. No casualties were rcporled on ei- Iher side. The government says It stripped the sprawling arsenal when Viet Cong and North Viet- namese forces began a buildup in the area several weeks agn. Last month Hie enemy laid siege lo Long Vck for a week bul fell back without resistance before a South Vietnamese col- umn of armor and infantry. The Soulh Vietnamese pulled out of the area about a week ago. In Soulh Vietnam, govern- ment forces rcporled killing 33 North Vietnamese troops in scattered clashes and finding 2G more bodies in lhe fifth day of fighting near Khe Sanh. Allied officers believe their forces may have wiped out lhe equivalent of a full-slrcnglh North Vietnamese battalion about 600 the aban- doned U.S. Marine base. The report loday brought Ihe lotal enemy casualties lo 417 killed and five captured since the first contact was made last Wednesday by helicopter gun- ships of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division. It was the biggest enemy cas- ualty loll in a single battlefield action in Vietnam in months. More Hum a third were killed by the gunships and troops flown inlo the area on Wednesday. Late Thursday, U.S. B52s dropped about 180 tons of bombs into the area, and Soulh Viet- namcse troops found 143 bodies in the slill-smoking jungle hills Salurday. Indiana Disorders Bring 20 Arrests U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU [WlJIher Mip. Pj. <-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY radius) Partly cloudy and warm wilh possible scattered ihcwtri Monday and Tuesday wilh a h'nh days 95-100 and a low Morday ntahl in Itw upper 70s. rrobafcllHy rJ ram Monday n'Kjht and Tuesday Is per cent. Winds from the south 10-70 m.n.h. High and low for 74 tours ending 9 a.m.: 95 and 75. High And lor wme dale last year: HJ and 74. lasl night: p.m. Sunrisa loday: a.m. SunsH ton'ighl: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Twenty persons were arrested in Michigan City, Ind., Sunday during a second night of disor- ders as Negroes hurling bricks and rocks at cars roamed streets in Ihe predominantly black north side. Elsewhere, there was a sec- ond night of clashes in Highland Huntley Liked Lyndon Best NEW YORK (AP) NBC television newscaster Chel Hunlley, reminiscing in a Life magazine interview, says Ihal of the Presidents he was around he liked Lyndon B. Johnson best. "He was kind lo he said- "As Insufferable as he could be, he was a gracious and funny man at ease. I never tried to argue wilh him. I just kept fill- ing his glass with Scotch and we lalked about breeding Here- fords." Hunlley, who will retire Aug. 1 after 14 years wilh partner David Brinkjcy, also comment- ed on President Nixon: "I've.been wilh Nixon social- ly; I've traveleb wilh him in bis ly; I've travelled with him in his dor many conditions. The shal- lowness of Ihe man overwhelms me; lhe fact that he is Presi- dent frightens me." Of (he vice president he said: "Spiro Agncw is appealing to Ihe most base of elements." Network coverage "almost created him, for God's Hunlley said. "I resent being lumped in with his Eastern Es- lablishment effete intellec- tuals." He also offered these views: lhe astronauts was an exercise in boredom. The networks all got trapped. Most astronauts arc dull as hell, nice guys, mechanics. The only ones who had a mind of Iheir own didn't last long." deeply concerns me that 55 per cent of lhe American peo- ple are gelling most of their news from TV. These arc people who, for the most part, are being confronted with news for the first time. And these are the people who form the Agncw claque." Park, Mich., but a light curfew virtually halted [our days of ra- cial violence in New Bedford, Mass. Two nights of disorders in Michigan City brought 150 Na- tional Guardsmen to join state and local police in enforcing a D p.m. to G a.m. curfew and prev- enting gatherings of groups of four persons or more in off-cur- few hours. Police Chief Leon Shiparski said the trouble began after three blacks were arrested in a downtown tavern for disorderly conduct. In Sunday night's disorder, police reported sporadic fire from snipers but said no one was hurt. A while man was pulled from his auto and beaten. He was hospitalized in fair con- dition. About 15 per cent of the city's residents arc black. In New Bedford, police Capl. Harry Kenyon said blacks (here had set up barricades on sever- al streets in the mainly Negro section of the city's West End. The area was quiet and police stayed out. A police officer discounled a reported threat as Ihe reason for slaying out. "We're trying to work this thing he said. Twelve persons were arrested for curfew violations. Disorders began Wednesday when police arrested a Negro on a driving charge and a scuffle ensued. A Negro youth was killed and three others were in- jured Saturday night by shotgun blasts fired from a speeding car. Police charged three youths with murder. The clashes in Highland Park grew out of the fatal shooting of a Negro in while-run bar. A while bartender was arraigned on a second-degree murder charge and released on bail. Amusements I3A Bridge 6B Clossified 8-11B Comics 5B Editorials..............4B Horoscope.............6B Hospital Palicnls........4A Sports 10-12A ToYcurGood Health------ISA TV Loq____.......... I 1 B Women's News........2-36 Irish Protestants Parade; British Troops on Alert IT MINED" ABILENE Airport.....................Tr Tolal for Year ..........12.43 Normal for Year ......'.13.30 ANSON ....................-Tr CISCO 1.50 DE LEON ................10 DUBLIN ....................03 EASTLAND .................42 RANGKR Tr RISING STAR 1.80 BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) Thousands of Prolcs- tanl Orangemen paraded in Bel- fast and other parts of Northern Ireland loday, marking a viclo- ry over Roman Catholics in lhe Baltic of Boync in 1690. British troops partitioned Ihis capital and remained on alcrl elsewhere lo prevent new bat- tles between lhe Protestant ma- jority and Ihe Catholics, who charge discrimination. Mammoth Protestant demon- slralions jammed areas on the fringes of the parade route. The Order of Orange said more lhan of its members we're on parade in Belfast, with 200 bands playing such tunes as "Berry's Walls" and "The Sash My Father Wore." The sale of alcoholic bever- ages was banned through North- ern Ireland, but more lhan Scots came Irom Glasgow lo march wilh the Orangemen and they brought copious supplies of beer and whisky. Along Ihe border with the Catholic-dominated Irish Re- public lo the south Orangemen made arrangements with south- ern pubs lo send in supplies of drinks. But.many of Ihe banners car- ried in the Belfast parade were dedicalcd lo temperance and some even pledged lotal absli- ncncc. Catholics threw up a barri- cade in the Flax Street section of Belfast and in another area hoisttd Ihe flag of soulhcrn Ire- land. British Iroops ordered the barricade dismantled and the flag hauled down in lhe interest of keeping peace. year, the parades touched off weeks of religious warfare, and lension has been rising since lhe imprisonment of Catholic leader Bernadette Dev- lin two weeks ago. Marches were canceled in two areas of Londonderry County that are predominantly Catho- lic. Authorities in Belfast or- dered considerable rerouting of Iho local parade lo keep il away from Calholic sections. Thousands of British soldiers, police and men of the Ulster De- fense regiment manned a steel curtain across Belfast at dawn. Traffic through Ihe "peace line" dividing the city's main Protes- tant, and Catholic sections was halted. Squadrons of armored cars and water cannon backed up lhe Iroops and police. Crack para- Iroop commandos of Britain's Special Air Service stood by at Belfast Airport wilh a squadron of helicopters to rush lo any trouble spot. Liquor sales were.banned.   

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