Abilene Reporter News, July 19, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

July 19, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 19, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" 10c SUNDAY 9QTH YEAR, NO. 33 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604. SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 19, 197Q-SIXTY-SIX PAGES IN SIxlJECTIONS Dallas Beauty Selected New Miss Texas Associated Pretf (IP} FORT WORTH (AP) Phyl- lis George, Miss Dallas, a brown-eyed brunette who flirted with the crown a year ago, rode a twin preliminary triumph Sat- urday to the Miss Texas title. The tall, curvaceous North Texas State elementary educa- tion major was chosen from among 66 contestants to repre- sent Texas in September at the Miss America Pageant in Atlan- tic City. A Will Rogers Auditorium au- dience responded with a ring- ing cheer as the 21-yeav-old Miss George, a double prelim winner last year also, was named the successor to Longview's Dana Dowoll. 1969, Miss George was the second runnorup here. Miss George, first covered her face with her hands, then grabbed the first ninnerup, Miss West Texas, and threw her arms around Miss Her eyes glistening, she then took the tra- ditional stroll, her crown alott and her cape flowing behind her, down the pageant runway. Miss West Texas, Bellinria Myrick, 21, a brown haired, green-eyed senior at the Uni- versity of Texas, was the first runnerup. As such, she would step into the title role if for any as Miss George should relinquish her crown. The other finalists were: Sec- ond runnerup: Miss Denton, Janice Bain, 20, of San Antonio, a student at North Texas State. Third runnerup: Miss Wichi- ta Falls, Mae Beth Cormany, 19, a student at Midwestern. Fourth runnerup: Miss Waco, Ethyle Lynn Peacock, 22, a blonde-haired, blue-eyed student at Baylor University. The winner represents Texas at the Miss America Pageant next September in Atlantic City. Texas has not had a national beauty title since 1942. The semi finalists were Janice Bain, Miss Denton; Vicki Vanderburg, Miss East Texas State; Marilyn Savage, Miss Houston; Dianne Veatch, Miss Longview; Linda White, Miss Oak Cliff; Janet Schnell, Miss Texas Woman's University; Ethyle Lynn Peacock, Miss Waco; Beltinda Myrick, Miss West Texas, and Mae Beth Cor- many, Miss Wichita Falls. Besides Miss George, other preliminary winners among the finalists were Miss Bain, 20, of San Antonio, a talent winner; Miss Schnell, 21, of Denton, also a talent winner, and Miss Cor- many, 19, o[ Wichita Falls, a Thursday night swimswu.it pre- liminary winner. In addition to the trip to At- lantic City, the new Miss Texas receives a college schol- arship and a wardrobe. PHYLLIS GEORGE Miss Texas Nixon Raps Solons Over Budget Deficit WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon accused Congress Saturday of making a travesty of its own federal spending ceiling. And he raised the specter of more inflation and a massive deficit and asked Congress to set a meaningful and effective ceiling on expendi- tures. Voicing a deepening concern over what Congress is doing to spend the taxpayers' money, the President said in a statement with political overtones that: "This is a time when the tax- payers of the United States will not tolerate irresponsible spend- ing." And the President told the lawmakers in language that ap- peared to underscore his posses- sion of the veto power that: "The Congress must examine with special care those spending programs which benefit some of the people but which really raise taxes and prices for all the people." Nixon not only criticized Con- gress for upping expenditures ONE SHOT but protested also It Is doing so without providing the revenue to pay for them. Nixon's broadside was fired when few Congress members were available for comment. But Rep. Carl Albert of Oklaho- ma, the Democratic floor lead- er, called it an ill-advised at- tempt to cover up the adminis- tration's economic shortcom- ings. He added: "The people will not fall for such obvious political gim- mickry designed to disguise presidential neglect In such fields as health, education and housing." Sen. Mike Mansfield of Mon- tana, the Democrats' Senate leader, said it is highly ques- tionable whether Congress would vote a mandatory ceiling and declared reduction in spending is a joint responsibility of the President and Congress. The ceiling set by Congress on fiscal 1971 spend- ing Is not viewed on Capitol Hill as being very meaningful since it provides that it can be adjust- ed by the President to reflect congressional actions. The President said he was not suggesting that the government should necessarily adhere to a strict pattern of balancing the budget every year, since eco- nomic conditions call for a defi- cit. But he continued: "If we allow these outlays to overshoot the basic revenue- producing capacity of our tax happened particu- larly in 1967 and 1968-we will produce the same result: infla- tion of a' magnitude that will take difficult and painful meas- ures to eliminate." Along with upping appropria- tions, Nixon said Congress has cut projected revenue for the present fiscal year by billion and for the next 1972 fiscal year billion below his request. In addition, he said, it has failed to act on his bid for a tax on lead in gasoline, on advancing the collection date for state and gift taxes and increasing postal rates. A happy puppy farm This puppy seems to be a little bored with having to pose for a picture. But he has lots of friends (about 100) to keep him happy most of the time. He lives in a puppy farm in Ovalo which easily surpasses Snoopy's Daisy Hill Puppy Farm. Reporter-News staff writer Loretta Fulton visited the Ovalo puppy farm to photograph the happenings there. A full picture page ap- pears on Page 5-B of today's Reporter-News. (Staff Photo by Loretta Fulton) Gang Splits Over Division of Loot Littlest Train Robbery SAN ANTONIO (AP) Two masked men, one armed with a pistol, held up a miniature train at a city park Saturday in a scaleddown version of the Great Train Robbery. Police said at least 30 of the estimated 80 passengers aboard were robbed by the pair. They sprang from a clump of bushes as the little train chugged through a wooded area of Brack- enridge Park. No one was Injured but wit- nesses said one of the men choked a passenger and roughed up another who thought It was a joke. Mock train robberies have been staged at the park several times to raise money for charity. Engineer Walter Lucas, 24, said the men struck at the busi- est time of the day. "They were waiting right there, behind that clump of Lucas said. "One of them said, 'Stop, mis- and he had a gun pointed at my chest. And when I've got a gun pointed at me, I do what I'm told." One man wore a sb mask. His face was cov- ered with a large scarf, Lucaj said, "They told me, 'Don't make a Lucas said. Then they started walking beside the Allies Take Over Old Combat Base SAIGON (AP) Allied forces established a new combat base Saturday at Kham Due, an abandoned U.S. Green Berets camp 13.5 miles from the Lao- tian border In South Vietnam's northern seel or. Military Informants said the base could serve as a good jumping off point (or a possible thrust against enemy bases in- side Laos. U.S. Air Force C1JO cargo planes began landing there after U.S. Army engineers finished filling In shell craters and cleared the skeleton wreckage of old aircraft and other debris left on Uie airstrip since Kham Due was abandoned In May 1968. Until the American and South Vietnamese return within the past week, Kham Due, B5 miles southwest of Da Nang has been deserted. The camp WM overrun In 1968 fc culmination of a liege by some hoops of the North Vietnamese 2nd Division, and hundreds of soldiers and their dependents were rescued In one of the most harrowing evacua- tion efforts of the Vietnam war. In the evacuation, nine U.S. aircraft were shot down. Military sources said the re- opening of Kham Due was ex- pected to be "a one-shot deal" rather than establishment of a permanent base. The objective of the operation, according to sources at Kham Due, is the destruction of rear base areas of. the North Viet- namese 2nd Division. This divi- sion still operates with relative freedom In the mountains in the area. But there have been mounting Indications that some of the South Vietnamese troops pul into the region In the past several days may ultimately launch drive across tha rugged jungla border Into Laos. train, he said. One stuffed purs- es and billfolds in a big white bag while the other held the gun on the passengers. The men fled before all the passengers were robbed. Christian Bcrndt of Houston, vacationing here with his wife and twin boys, said he thought it was all a joke and refused to hand over his billfold. Then one of them "grabbed me by the head and pushed me Berndt said. He said the man pointed a gun at his head. "Then they came back to me and grabbed my Mrs. Berndt said. A man directly in front of the Berndts, sitting in the first seat on the train, was roughed up the worst, she said. "They shook him and almost choked him to she said. Mrs. Berndt said she lost about several credit cards and checks. Police said a total of may have been taken from the pas- sengers. The train, dubbed "Old Sin ok- NEWSINDEX Abilefle Eventi 11-C Amusementi 11-13-C Attwlogr 4-B Autfhi Notebook.......9-A Btrrr'i World 3-B Book i 11-C Business Outlook 3-B Classified. 7-12-D Crotiroodi Report 4-1 Crotiword 4-B Doctor'! Moilboi .......4-B g-C Form 1J.A Hospital Potienrt 2-A Jumbl. 4-B Letter to 2-t Market. J, 10-A Oil 6-B Snort i 1.4, 12. D Teioil 1-1 To Your Good H.olrh 4-B TV Tab IPulloul ef Stct. B) Women', New. 1-7, 9, 14-C is a miniature replica of an 1865 steam train, Lucas sail It is one of four that make reg- ular runs on tiny tracks through the park. Lucas said he used his walkie- talkie to alert train owner Jim Collins while the men.had their backs turned to him. The men apprently saw him, he said, and ran back to the front of the train. "They said, 'What do you think you're doing, then took off through the he said. The robbery, first of its type here, took only about five min- ulcs, Lucas said. After an hour- long police investigation, the lit- tle train was rolling again. CISCO A quarrel among members of a six person gang early Saturday morning on how to split up the loot from two armed robberies in Lawton and Lewisville left one man In a Cisco hospital with five gunshot wounds and his fiance in a Cisco jail. The other four in the group have not yet been apprehended, and the manhunt for them is continuing all over the Big Country. The six were Identified as nene J. Brennette Jr., Bob Bruce, a man known as Ray, last name unknown, all AWOL from Ft. Sill, Okla.; Kenneth Radford, 21, AWOL from Ft. Benning, Ga.; Carolina Means, 18, and Cora Patricia Smith, 23, who is reportedly Brennette's fiance. The group had robbed a service station in Lawton late Friday night and a grocery store in Lewisville early Saturday morning. They were traveling west and apparently got into an argument over the money, which totaled only about 6 a.m. .Saturday and slopped the car wlien they were about seven miles west of Cisco. Miss Smith said Radford and Bruce robbed her and Brennette of their shares of the loot, forced Brennette out of the car and told him they were going to kill him. She said one of them was holding a knife to her throat. She told Cisco officers that Brennette started running and that Bruce began firing at him with a .22 caliber pistol. Brennette was hit three Umes. Miss Smith later told police that Radford told Bruce, "You're not shooting very well. Give me the gun and let me 117." Had ford fired twice more, Turn to GANG, Pg. 1-A Israeli Plane Shot Down During Suez Bombing TEL AVIV (AP) An Israeli plane was downed Saturday during a strike against Egyp- tian misrile sites near the Suez Canal. It was the fourth loss ad- milted by Israel since it spotted a concentration of Soviet-built missiles within 15 miles of the waterway. The military command said the jet, not identified, was shot down during a midday attack on the missile network In the cen- tral sector of the canal. The two crewmen were seen bailing out over Egyptian soil, a spokes- man said. Three planes were downed previously by missiles during attacks against the but the military did not say whether the fourth was felled by missile. Israel Egypt set up an elaborate network of missiles last month with help from So- viet military idvtseri In in at- tempt to cancel out Israel's air superiority over the 103-mile ca- nal and to weaken Israeli de- fenses along the canal. The Israelis say the network includes SAM2 missiles, de- signed to bring down high-flying planes and the more sophisticat- ed SAM3s, built to down low-al- titude planes. Israel lost two planes to SAM2 missiles on June 30, the day the network was discovered and a third on July 5. Foreign sources said all three were U.S.-built Phantom fighter-bombers, out- standing planes In Israel's air force. Israel has admitted the loss of planes to the Arabs since the June 1967 Middle East war. Tel Aviv claims Israel has brought down 133 Arab aircraft over the same period, 105 belonging to' Egypt. Elsewhere, Israeli planes pounded Arab guerrilla posi- tions in I-ebanon and Jordan and got home safely, the mili- tary command said. WEATHER ESSA WEATHER (UREAU Weather Mao, Pa. 13 A) ABILENE AND VICINITY rAdius) Fair and hot Sunday through Mnnday. Allernoon highs to 100; lows In low to mlddte 70s. Southerly winds 5 to 15 miles per hour. TEMPERATURE! Sit. i.ni.........................Sal. p.m. 79 n 79 n 77 M n 71 97 7J 97 73 96" H 94 H 14 flA............. 19............ High and low tar athourt ending p.m.: It 72. High and low