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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                gfoflene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT I lj, h-iiiiKrBipiiRiinH 80TH YEAR, NO. 2B PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 14, 1970 PAGES IN TWO. SECTIONS Associated Prca lilt SUNDAY Who Won, North or South? Battle of Wilson's Creek Refought in Hearing Room WASHINGTON (AP) Near- ly 109 years after [he bloody baltle of Wilson's Creek raged over a Missouri meadow, a con- gressman and the National Park Service have refougliL the engagement in a Capitol Hill hearing room. The loser (his time may have been hislory. The new fight opened Monday when Missouri Rep. Durward G. Hall told a House subcommittee the original battle, fought Aug. 10, 1801, was a Union victory. "This batlle was Hie first great defeat for Ihe Confedera- cy and deprived the Southern cause of Missouri's food sup- plies, minerals, arsenal and in- the Republican con- gressman said wliile testifying in favor of designating Wilson's Creek a national battlefield. nut George llarlzog, National Park Service director who also supported the proposal, counter- attacked: "The Union forces were defeated, and as a re- sult the Confederates advanced through a large part of -Mis- souri." Hislory appears to stand with llarlzog. The standard Civil War texts describe Wilson's Creek as a significant Northern defeat, one that left tho Union stunned and without one of its most capable generals. The battle began when Union troops commanded by Gen. Nathaniel Lyon staged a surprise ciirly-inornipg attack on some Confederates camped near Wilson's Creek in the vicinity of Springfield After five hours of bitter fight- ing, the Union forces pulled back, having suffered 941 cas- ualties, including Gen. Lyon; fa- tally shot in the chest. The South lost dead or wound- ed. According lo one prominent Civil War historian, the outcome of Wilson's Creek left most of Southern Missouri under seces- sionist control until the follow- ing. March when the Union scored a smashing victory at Pea Hidge, driving the Confederates from the slate. When asked after the hearing about the discrepancy a Park Service spokesman said: "We insist the South won. When the battle was over, Union troops had fallen back 150 miles lo Hol- la, Mo." Hut Hall's aide pointed to a Park Service's pamphlet as au- thority for calling the Norther- ners victors. The quoted pamphlet: "Al the Battle of Wilson's Creek the 'State of Missouri- rich in food supplies, in miner- als, and in industry, and in all the resources so sorely needed by the lost to the Confederacy. This was the first great defeat of the Southern cause and, in the end, proved fatal.'1 Police Disperse Milwaukee Crowd By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Police moved in with tear gas, smoke canisters and riot sticks Monday night lo disperse a noisy crowd of about youths in Milwaukee, Wis. Four policemen and a youth were slightly injured and 12 per- sons were arrested at Water Tower Park, scene of an earlier disturbance. The police went into action after the crowd began tearing down signs which proclaimed a 10 p.m. curfew. lUany ol the youths polled police cars with recks and bottles, heavily dam- aging some of them. Police and young people had Peace Group Gets CHICAGO '.j- A student group that asked June gradu- ates to forfeit their caps and gowns and donate money (hey would spend on graduation par- aphernalia to peace candidates says it has'raised Boh Kirkman, a Yale student and spokesman for the Peace Commencement Fund, said Monday the. money will go to two candidate for the U.S. Sen- ate and 10 for the House. Eleven of them are Democrats. "The candidates who will be receiving our money were cho- sen for their strong committ- ment lo peace, lo an immediate end to the Kirkman said. He said the money will be di- vided equally among Philip Hoff running for the Senate in Vermont; Joe Josephson, run- ning for the Senale in Alaska; and House candidates Jim Abourezk, South Dakota; Doug- lass Arnette, Ohio; Craig Barnes, Colorado; Daniel E. Button, New York; Fabian Chavez, New Mexico; Ronald Dellums, California; Ttnyal Hart, Maryland; Allard K. Low- enstein, New York; Parron Mitchell, Maryland, and Ronald Ohio. Button is a Republican and an Incumbent. Lowenslein is an in- cumbent. "WKATHHT U 5. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU IWtliUr PS- 3-A) ABILENE AHO VICINITY UOmile raa'njs) Clear lo rwrllv cloulv ard warm Tuesday arj Wednesday with a h'QJl bolh days 95-100 willl a Tow night of 7i. Winds Irom Ifie south S-U m.p.ti. Hwh ard for V hwri ending 9 a.m.: 93 and 73. Hiqh and for saire dale lisl VM': 101 jind Sunset last nkihl: p.m. Sunrise today: 4-41 a.m. Sunset lonfehl: 8H7 p.m. clashed at the pack July. 1 and 2 after area residents and offi- .cials of a nearby hospital com- plained of all-night noise in the area. Meanwhile, racially tense New Bedford, Mass., and High- land Park, Mich., were relative- ly calm. Tile comparative quiet in New Bedford came after Sen. Ed- ward Brooke, R-Mass., the nalion's only Negro senator, ap- pealed to area residents to "cool it." Before making his televised appeal, Brooke met Monday with the city's black leaders and told them he would enlist feder- al and slate governments in an effort to get better housing and education and more jobs.. As a conciliatory gesture, Mayor George Roberts relaxed a 9 p.m. lo 5 a.m. curfew im- posed Sunday, moving the starl- ing time up to p.m. Two New Bedford men were arrested early today and charged with unlawfully dis- charging firearms. Six false fire alarms were turned' in. But there was none of the rock Ihrowing, fire bombing and gun- fire of the previous five nights that had cost one life and caused extensive damage. The disorders began Wednes- day when a residenl of I he cily's West End was arrested for dis- orderly conduct. On Saturday night, a black youth was fatally shot. Three white youths from surrounding towns were charged with murder. The Detroit suburb nf High- land Park had a relatively peaceful Monday night after a weekend of disturbances. Cambodians Take Back Town Areas By JOHN T. WHEELER Associated Press Writer PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) Cambodian infantry- men fought their way up the junglcd slopes of Ml. Kiri Norn Monday afternoon and recap- tured key parls of the resort area 50 miles west of Phnom Penh, a military spokesman re- ported today. Fighting continued on the mountain today, and the Cam- bodian command reported an- other force of about Viet Cong and North Vietnamese smashed into a battalion head- quarters 25 miles south of Kiri' Horn. The spokesman said I he attackers inflicted heavy cas- ualties on the government force at the village of Swk Neak, then Soldier Acquitted In Combat Killing BEER FOR HUSBAND Carol Ryan, 22-year-old Australian Commonwealth Games dancer, has made a public proposal ot free beer and to any many in Edinburgh, Scotland, who will marry her. Miss Ryan made the heady offer in the face of a Brit- ish Home Office 'directive that she must leave Britain since her permit lo stay has expired. A resident of Scotland for five years, she received 144 bottles of heer a year from her employer's brewery. .She is preparing for rehearsal of Highland dancing, an event in which she hopes to compete in the Commonwealth Games this week. (AP Wircpholo) LONG BINIi, Vietnam (AP) A military court today found ..Spec. 4 John R. of Baton Rouge, innocent of murder and as- sault in the death of a Viet- namese army deserter suspect- ed of being a Viet Cong. "Whoopee! shouted Uie defendant's father, Dr. Mat- thew .1. LaNasa, a Baton Rouge surgeon, as the verdict was read at the close of a five-day general court-martial. "It takes a lot of pressure said the more subdued sol- dier. "This is the happiest day of my life, so far." The charges against LaNasa were based on his execution last Sept. 5 of Do Van Man, a Viet- namese captured hy LaNasa's platoon from the 9lh Infanlry Division in Ihe northern Mekong Delta. The defense, headed by attor- ney Henry li. Rothhlatt of New York, conceded that the defend- On Anti-Crime Vintage Celler Adamant By JOHN RECKIVER Associated Press AVrltcr WASHINGTON (AP) Rep. EmanucI Celler Is 82 and his step is slow but the administra- tion is finding him a tough nut lo crack in ils effort lo move a controversial anlicrime bill through the House. From President Nixon down, administration officials have re- peatedly accused Celler, chair- man of the Judiciary Commit- tee, of delaying action on Ihe Senate-passed bill. Republican congressional leaders and forces outside Con- gress also have Iried to bring public pressure on Celler lo act. "I don't give a tinker's damn about the said Celler ns he walked slowly toward the House, where he has served since "That lull is as full of holes as Swiss cheese. We'll bring nut a bill, but when we do it will be a good one." The hill is officially designat- ed the Organized Crime Control Act of 1M3, but it is better known as S.30, iis suinber in the Senate which passed it 73 lo 1 on Jan. 23. It is really eight bills rolled into one, a massive legislative package aimed primarily at or- ganized crime but containing many provisions that would make significant changes in es- tablished legal procedures. The hill provides extra sen- tences of up to 30 years in pris- on for habitual and professional criminals and for leaders of or- crime. It also would make large scale illicit gam- bling enterprises, and the brib- ing of local officials in connec- tion with illegal gambling, fed- eral crimes. One of its 'iiost disputed pro- visions would empower special grand juries to file public re- ports concerning misconduct of public officials even without suf- ficient evidence to warrant an indictment. Other sections of Ihe bill deal with witness immunity, grand jury proceedings, and Ihe pres- entation of evidence and testi- mony. It is some of the proposed changes that have attracted criticism of S.HD within the legal profession, and on which Cell- er's opposition is based. "I don't accept a package be- cause of its he said. "I want lo examine its contents." What Celler calls examining the contents his critics call "boltling up'' Ihe bill. The usual charge is that he has bottled it up for more than a year. ant shot the prisoner. But it argued that he could not distin- guish right from wrong and saw nothing improper in his platoon leader's order 16 sh'opL the man. The plaloon leader, 1st Lt. James B. Duffy, 23, of Clare- mont, Calif., was convicted in March of involuntary man- slaughter and is serving a six- month sentence. The jury of three officers and two enlisted men deliberated for an hour and 55 minutes before reaching its verdict. Although a three-man Army medical hoard had examined LaNasa and found him mentally capable of standing trial, Roth- blatt argued in his summation that ho could be convicted "only if he was not suffering from mental derangement or disease at the lime of the shooting." The president of the medical examining board had testified lhat he believed LaNasa was ca- pable of questioning and refus- ing orders but "it was very un- likely that he would exercise this ability." Testifying for Ihe defense, one doctor said LaNasa appeared to suffer from "chronic combat fatigue." Another said he had "a pro- found mental defect" which caused him never to question orders. He said this defect exist- ed before the Sept. 5 incident but was converted into a "defi- niie illness" by combat fatigue. withdrew, carrying their dead and wounded with them. The current Communist objec- tive in Cambodia appears lo be lo shatter government units and inflict casualties to damage the morale of the Cambodian forces. The fighting west and southwest of Phnom Penh once again imperiled Highway 4, the capital's only link with the deep water port of Kompong Som and the country's only oil refinery, the military spokesman said. Kiri Rom is 10 miles north of the highway. The military spokesman said the relief force of Cambodian mercenaries re- cruited and trained by the U.S. Special Forces in South Viet- nam's Mekong.Diella had retak- en the main hotel and other po- sitions. But he said the latest word today was that fighting was continuing. The 300-man government gar- risen stationed atop the foot mountain was overrun ear- ly Saturday with heavy casual- ties. There has been no official report of total casualties in the fighting, but the government claims enemy losses are high, partly due to bombing and straf- ing hy the Cambodian air force's T2B fighter-bombers and South Vietnamese AC47 gun- ships. The military spokesman also reported more harassment of Government forces at Kompong Thorn, 80 miles north of Phnom Penh. He said heavy reinforce- ment of government troops there continues as the Cambo- dian command prepares for a second major Communist offen- sive against the town, a provin- cial headquarters. Kompong Thom was under siege for near- ly all of May and June. Market Lower NEW YORK (AP) Stock market prices opened lower in moderate trading today. Declines led advancing issues by a narrow margin. Harry B. Crozier Victim of Cancer What 5s Penalty for Suicide Try? Hy EM-IE RUCKKR Q. What Is punishable If altcmplcd, not If commuted? Answer: Suicide. What Is Ihe penally for attempting suicide In Texas? A. There's no penalty, in fact from the way the law is worded, attempting suicide isn't illegal, but if you THREATEN to lake your life or THREATEN lo inflict injury lo yourself, you can be arreslbd. But there's still no penalty for that eilhcr, says Ed Paynlcr, district attorney. This law may seem strange, but it gives the police a basis on which to hold a person to keep him from carrying through a suicide threat or harm- ing himself. Q. Can you put me In touch with some organizations In Abilene who arc fighting pollution? I'm IB and deeply concerned ahoul the pollution In our country today. I'd like (n do something lo prevent II, or join a group that is actively fighting II. A. We haven't heard of any Anti-Pollution Clubs, hut maybe olhcrs feel as you do and would like to start one. If they'll drop us a card, we'll put them in touch with you. By organizing a group that's concerned about pollution, you're actively involved. Or you can write your congressmen, President Nixon and Ihe automobile manufacturers to encourage them to continue developing methods nf eliminating pollution. Q. What Is (h5 difference between a cnlitigp, anil a montage? A. An Abilene artist explained lhal collage comes from Ihe French word meaning "lo It's a composition o( flat objects (usually cloth or paper) thai are glued together artistically. It's two dimensional, has height and width only. Montage cnmcs from the French "to mount" and is an artwork made from pieces of malcrial, wood, etc., that are mounted artistically. The objccls arc screwed or nailed on; they're mounted rather Ihnn glued. The finished product is three dimen- sional, having height, width and depth. Q. Where may I obtain a copy of Ihe newspaper of (he dale I was born? I would prefer cither a New York or a Dallas paper. A. Some of the mail-order catalogs ?tlverlisc such papers. Write to Holiday Gifts, 7047 Pccos, Denver, Colo., 80221, and enclose 51, you'll receive a copy of the front page of Ihe New Ynrk Herald Tribune for the dale you specify any date between 13IW and 10S4. Q. I'd like to know with what. T can remove soot off the bricks In my fire- place. I'm not using my fireplace and want to clean (he firebrick and paint It Ivory lo look nicer. The bricks are hunted black. A. Firsl wipe the bricks with a dry cloth and dust off as much of the soot as possible. Kwell Wilburn, paint expert, says this is Ihe best method because. if you use waler or cleaning solutions you'll have a real mess. Paint over the bricks with pigmated shellac; this seals the bricks. Then paint over the pigmaled shellac with enamel or latex paint. Address questions (o Action Line, Box 3D, Ahllrne, Texas 7MI4. Names will nnt he uscti but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbers If possible, AUSTIN (AP) Harry Bengc Crozier, veteran Texas news- paperman, former chairman of the Texas Employment Com- mission and friend of many Tex- ans big and small, died today. He was 78. Crozier defeated one attack of cancer through a throat opera- tion a decade ago but cancer struck again in late May and lie to the hospital again. said he died of cancer of Ihe lungs. A sister, Mrs. Horace Smith of Miami, survives. Crozier would have been 79 on July 27. He was a native of Paint Reck. His grandfather, William Cocke Young, was a member of the Constitutional convention hold before Texas entered the Union and Young County was named for him. Crozier got a job with the San Antonio Express soon after graduating from Southwestern University at Georgetown in 1812, His journalistic career includ- ed periods with the Waco Morn- Ing News, the Victoria Advocate, Galveston News, the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Record. He edited a magazine for the Texas and Southwestern Cattle- raisers Association and handled various public relations jobs in- cluding the Texas Centennial in 1936. Crozier was chairman of the Texas Employment Commis- sion, appointed by former Gov. Coke Slevenson from 1945 lo 1352. Since 1959 Crozier had been a columnist and political writer for the Stuart Long News Service in Austin. NEWS INDEX Amusements 8A Business News 5A Bridge 12A Classified 5-8B Comics 4B Editorials 2B Horos-cope............ 12A Hospital Patients........2A Obituaries.............4A Sporls I0.11A Ticket Stubs 8A To Your Good Health------12A TV Loo 7 A Women's News.........38   

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