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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT iiiiljijjjlllljl 90TH YEAR, NO. 29 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 15, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Pnsi SUNDAY S. Viets Launch New Red Sweep By RICHAIID 1'YMC Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) Nearly South Vietnamese troops launched a major new sweep to- day, seeking to destroy North Vietnamese base camps in rugged jungle country west of Da Nang. Kicking off one or the biggest operations in months in Hie northern provinces, waves of U.S; Marine helicopters landed the assault troops and their American advisers shortly after daylight in an area 25 to 40 miles cast of the Laotian fron- tier. jNo major allied operations have taken place there in years. Only light contact, was report- ed in the early hours of the op- eration. The attack force included three battalions of South Viet- namese marines recently with- drawn from Cambodia and two battalions of Vietnamese special forces troops, the mercenaries paid by the United Stales and trained and led by U.S. Green Berets. Their primary targets were two North Vietnamese, base areas west and southwest: of Thuong Due. .11 is the site of a Special Forces camp which was under sporadic rocket and mor- tar fire until about two weeks ago. WEST TEXAS HOPEFULS Four Big Country Miss Texas pageant contestants pose for photographers in Fort Worth as they p repare for opening night in Will Rogers Auditorium. From lelt are Miss Throckmorlon, Rhonda Woodard; MLss Brownwood, Ann Sellers; Miss Abilene, Diane Tyll; and Miss Lake Cisco, Linda Chandler. (AP WIrephoto) Negro Leader in Missouri Slain by Shotgun Volleys KANSAS CITY (AP) Mis- souri slate Rep. Leon M. Jor- dan, a Democrat and one of the most powerful Negro leaders in Jackson County, was shot to death early today. Police said Jordan, 65, was struck three times by shotgun blasts, apparently as he was about lo enter his car shortly after 1 a.m. Dr. William Bryan, coroner, said Jordan was hit in the stomach, Ihe hip and knee at such close range that wad- ding from the shells was in the wounds and on Ihe car. Witnesses told police that a late-model car with three Negro men, one armed with a shotgun, sped from the area. Police is- sued a pickup order for the car and its occupants. The shooting occurred just outside the Green Duck Tavern, which Jordan owned and operat- ed. His wife and a family friend had left the building only a few minutes ahead of Jordan. Jordan was elected lo the state legislature in 1964 and was a candidate for a fourth term. He had long been active in Freedom Inc., Ihe major Negro political group In Jackson Coun- ty and was president at the lime of his death. A native of Kansas City, Jor- dan attended Washburn Univer- sity in Topcka, Kan., and was graduated from Wilborforce (Ohio) University with a bache- lor of science degree in com- merce. He later laught school and then joined the Kansas City Po- lice Department where he rose Murder, Suicide Ruled in Deaths CROSS PLAINS Murder and suicide have been ruled in the apparent sholgun deaths of a Cross Plains couple whose bodies were found in front of (heir house about 7 p.m. Tuesday. They were Charlie Alton TMgue, 67, and his wife, Edna, 47. Justice of the Peace Garvin Jones of Baird made the ruling but said he would not specify which of the couple shot the other. lie said also that he would not order an autopsy. Teaguc was shot In the side under his left arm and Mrs. Teague was shot through Ihe heart. A shotgun with four spent shells w-as found between them. Funeral arrangements are perking with Hjgginbolhain Funeral Home. The couple were married at Cottonwood Aug. 26, 1961. Mrs. Teague was born at Holly Hillard, Fla., Aug. 20, 1922. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Holly Hillard. Her survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Kathy Ballard of Brownwood and Miss Becky Orange of Ft. Lewis, Wash.; three sisters, Mrs. Cordia Hampton of Jacksonville, Fla., Airs. Carie McNew of Stuttgart, Ark., and Mrs. Mae Mackison of Miami Beach, Fla.; Iwo brothers, I.eroy Willis of New Orleans, La., and Brown Willis of Dallas; three grandchildren. Mr. Tcaguc's history and survivors wore unavailable Wednesday morning. lo the rank of detective ser- geant. Selected by the Liberia, West Africa, to reorganize its police.force, he later conducted the preliminary flight program for the Liberian army and con- stabulary pilots. He worked in Liberia eight years. On his return to Kansas City, Jordan was promoted to lieuten- ant of detectives b'Jl resigned a short lime later'declaring the promotion carried lillle respon- sibility. He entered business for him- self and in 1963 launched his po- litical career. Jordan was decorated by both the French and I.ilvrian gov- ernments for his police work. In a recent interview, Jordan, who easily carried 200 pounds on a 6 foot 2 frame, said: "I've always been considered a radical. I've been running in and out of the lines for quite a while. I'm not a conformist b-jt there are bounds of reason He was critical of "horse trading" that goes on in the leg- islature but saysil is necessary. "I don't think there's anybody down there who didn't have to trade at one lime or he said of the last term. "You can't just do it straight from the shoulder. Nobody has the pow- er. You have to do a jot of really hard soul-searching down there." Jordan is survived by his wid- WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER SUREAU (Wcalhrr Hilp, Pg. 3-B) ABILENE AND VICINITY ftf-mil; ridiw] citar 10 pmir cloudy and warm WedniKfay and iTI.ursdiy wilh a Mad both MUrrwoi mid lo upper i row wedntidsy nlairt war M. Wind! Irom the south >15 m.p.h. Hiih and lo- for 14 rouri ending 1 a.m.: find 73, High and low lor lame lail 101 and W Sunul lul nlnhli pm. SunrlH loiayt tin i.rn, iunsel kxilgW; pjn. Col. Nguyen Van Thien, Ihe commander of the operation, said his force was taking advan- tage of good weather lo spoil po- tential enemy buildups for large ground attacks such as they have almost always made in August. South Vietnamese officers also took Ihe wraps off another operation, a three-battalion push that began Sunday west of Hicp Due, which is 35 miles south of Da Nang. A district town; Iliep Due has been at- tacked repeatedly since Ihe first of Ihe year and during May was partially occupied for five days by North Vietnamese troops. No contact with Ihe enemy was reported in this operation. Spokesmen in Saigon reported that enemy activity across the country was the lightest in sev- eral months, the only sharp fighting involving U.S. forces. In four contacts, one American and 20 of the enemy were killed, and 13 Americans were wound- ed, the U.S. Command said. .South Vietnamese forces in Cambodia reported killing 27 en- emy troops in a scries of clash- es nortlwast of Krek, a rubber plantation center along the bor- der in tile Fishhook area 70 miles northeast of Phnom Penh. While the Cambodian govern- ment in Phnom Penh was claiming that its forces had re- taken most of Kin Rom, the mountain resort 50 miles west of Phnom Penh, Associated I'rcss correspondent John T. Wheeler reported from the battle zone that the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces that overran the mounlalntop Saturday had savagely mauled government forces trying to retake the re- sort and had sent two battalions of troops reeling back down the mountainside. One commander told Wheeler the Communist forces struck Tuesday afternoon before any government troops could even reach Lhc rest of the mountain. "The enlirc hill has been in Communist hands since early said one officer with the attacking force, adding that the closest any government sol- dier had gotten to the mountain resort was about two miles dortn the slope, on Ihe road up the mountain. The battle zone was quiet to- day as the government- troops regrouped prior lo a new attack Thursday, Ihe officer said. Meanwhile, two battalions of the U.S.-trained Cambodian merce- naries from South Vietnam were reported pushing up anoth- er slope of Kiri Rom and were said to be about a day's march from the crest. They have had no contact wiih the enemy, officers said. NEWS INDEX Amusements 5B Bridge................7 A Clossifrcd........... 7-MB Comics ...............6B Horoscope............. 4A Hospilol Polienls........2B Obiluorics..........2A, 6A Spom ...........8, 9A To Your Good Heollh------IDA TV Log 1 IA Women's News..........3B EVANGELIST AHTHUR BLESS1TT ARRIVES AT THE CAPITOL ends inarch wilh lOS-pound cross on wheels (AP Wlrtpholo) Cross Carrier Ends Trip; Urges Rebirth GORDON BROWN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Ar- thur Blessill, Hollywood evange- list to hippies and the Black Panthers, will have a try this week at persuading the nation's capital the answer to the coun- try's problems is a spiritual re- birth, a return to simplicity. To the Washing- ton has would seem quite a job, but Blessit has an abiding faith. The 2D-yoar-old Baptist or- dained preacher says lie followed this faith when lie left, his congregation in Montana four years ago for Hollywood and a gospel nightclub type mission where- he ministers to hippies, Black Panthers, Hell's Angeles and oilier alienated persons. It was this faith as well, Bles- sitl said, that brought him, liis wife and their three children and four other followers to Washington to preach his belief in a spiritual rebirth. Pulling a 105-pound cross and accompanied by his wife, their three small children and four other faithful followers, Ble.ssilt readied Washington Tuesday after a six-month, trip from Hol- lywood. The marchers slartcd out with food, no money, it being Blessill's faith that "the Lord will provide." His faith was well founded, the group said, since kindly peo- ple along the march route pro- vided food and money. "One one of Hie.group recalled, "we didn't have any- thing for breakfast and we marched until about 2 p.m. Then we said we'd just have to slop and cat. We only had 35 cents among us. So we bought some potato chips and a soft drink. "Arthur prayed to the Lord and recalled how He had made the loaves and fishes multiply for the multitude addressed by Jesus. "As he finished, a man drove up and handed us a dollar bill and another of the group who had gone on ahead came back with a big box of food. It was enough for lunch and dinner." It was thai way all across the country, Blessitl said. Blessilt has relatively long hair, wears dungarees, a psy- chadelic shirt and a fringed leather jacket, the costume of many of his Hollywood'flock. BlessilL is looking for many of these "Jesus People" to altcnd a rally here Sunday afternoon when he will preach that a posi- tive solution of the country's problems and crises is a spiritu- al rebirth, a belief in God. "People must put love where halo is, they must give lo gov- ernment, not lake from lie said. Court Asked To Free Newton SAN F11ANC1SCO (AP) California Supreme Court is being asked lo release Black Panther cofounder Iluey P. Newton from Los Padres Men's Colony pending a new trial in the shooting death of'an Oak- land policeman. Attorney Charles R. Garry pe- titioned the court Tuesday lo free Newton on his own recog- nizance to "continue his impor- tant work for liberation of black- people. Newton is sen-ing 2 to 15 years for voluntary manslaugh- ter in the 1967 shooting of officer John Frcy. That conviction was overturned May 29 by the Dis- trict Court of Appeal and the at- torney general has appealed from this ruling to the state Su- preme Court. Market Mixed NEW YORK (AP) Slock market prices opened mixed in moderately active trading. Advancing issues led declines hy a small margin. UF Goal With the recent approval of the United Fund board of direc- tors, the 1970-71 United Fund campaign goal has been set at Walter Johnson, United Fund president, has announced. THE NEW GOAL represents an increase of over the amount raised in the 1969-70 drive to meet the needs of 22 agencies. "In these changing, some- times troubled days, we must meet the needs of otr com- Johnson sakl. "We must realize that the needs are greater than those of the past due to increased participation in agency programs arid increased use of agency.facilities." "It is becoming clear to an increasing number of Abllenlans that most of our community problems are not going to dis- appear if we just continue lo do 'business as staled Johnson. "The agencies must be imaginative, alert to change and able to meet changing needs and interesls. All of Abilene is served by the agencies. The agencies deal not only with wel- fare but also with mental and physical health and character- building. United effort will make it possible for the agencies lo continue to meet our needs." Johnson commended the budget commiltee for their "serious consideration of the total needs of our community." Heading the budget committee Ihis year has been Dnrwood Chalkcr, past co-chairman of United Fund. MEMBERS of five stib-com- millccs were appointed by Chalkcr to review and study the problems, programs and financial needs ot specific agencies. Sub-committee chair- men were L. W. Cain, Mack Eplen, Don Wright, Worth Holder and E. M. Perkins. Serving with Cain were Garvin Bjauchamp and Howard Wilkins; with Eplen, Hank Lvday and Jack Trcanor: and with Wrighl, Lt. Col. R. B. Lovcll, Jr., Gene Bealy and Tom Leeth. Morgan Jones Jr., served with Don Maples on Holder's committee. Serving with Perkins were George Breunig, A. E. Wells and Boone Powell. According lo Chalker, "the budget committee members spent hundreds of hours giving judgment to I.Ve program of each agency during Ihe past tliree years and making recom- mendations for the coming year." "Our Uniled Fund agencies See UNITKD, Tg. 6A Bv BLUE RUCKER Movie Okay, But What of Preview? Q. Today my two ctilldreii ages 10 and 12 to SEC the movie "fV .Boy Named Charlie-Brown" at the Majestic Theater. While waiting for the feature to. hetrjn we were shown (he previews of ah "K" rated movie, "The Adventurers." I conlrtn't believe my eyes and ears such nudity and obscenity being shown to an audience of SO per cent children! Do we have snme kind of censure or code In Abilene to prevent (his happening? A. Yes, there's a code of ethics among theater owners concerning tnis. Charles Wolfe, Majestic Theater owner, had two different previews to show on "The Adventurers." By mistake, the movie operator showed the wrong version the day you attended. Mr. Wolfe said il should not have been shown and apologizes for the mistake. The preview you saw was replaced by the preview for "G" audiences. Action Line viewed it and it contains no nudity or obscene language. Q. Will you please find out what happened (o (he Chamber of Commerce committee which was developing Jobs for teenagers for the summer? When will the many Job seeking teenagers he given Iliclr summer Jobs? A. As a result of Ihe telephone calls made for Ihe Summer Jobs for Youlh Program, Abilene business and industry committed themselves for 343 jobs. 222 firms had previously found openings for 639 jobs for youth, so 982 jobs were made available. Exact figures are not yet available as to liow many youth were placed. Elza Gordon of Texas Employment Commission said all the jobs were filled and some companies used even more than originally committed for, Q. I'm a deaf person who.lives in Ilrcckenrlrigc and would like (o know I can find a book to teach me to rcail lips. A. West Texas Rehabilitation Center has a lip and specctrrcading program, but you're quite a distance from there so Randy De- war, speech therapist, has sent you a set of lessons used by the Center in leaching lip reading. There was only one manual available so these special were made for you only. Mr. Dewar said you'll need someone to work with you and that it helps to practice before a mirror. The manual, of course, isn't as effective as having a trained instructor, but it will help. Engine Quits, But Plane Lands Safely ALVORD (AP) A Denver pilot safely guided his single engine plane containing his family to a landing three miles south of here near U.S. 287 after his motor quit at feel about.2 p.m. Tuesday. II. W. Harris, M, and his wife, Donna, 28, received minor injuries when the Navion Super nose gear struck' a ditch near the end of the landing and Hipped on its back. Their children, Dcirdre, 5, and Derek, 4, were not hurt. The family, en route lo Dallas for a vaca- tion, was trealcd. at Decatur hospital and released. Harris, who said the plane was only slightly damaged, said the aircraft nearly had rolled to a stop-In the field before it overturned,
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