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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 22, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS.OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT MTH YEAR, NO. 36 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 22, FIFTY PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Prvu (IP) SUNDAY Only Theories Explain Violence Question Plagues Lawrence: Why? 7 lly FKIUJUSON LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) This university city of is under siege hy an clement from within. Officials seem unable to root it mil. And (hose fomenting the trouble say they can't be eradi- cated. The question in many people's minds Tuesday was: Why? Why (Iocs this home of the University of Kansas continue to have trou- ble with a group ot self-styled revolutionaries whose headquar- ters are adjacent lo the campus. Nobndy knows but they have (hcories. "I don't know why it's Law- City Manager Butord M. Watson Jr. says. "The Vietnam war generally is the only complaint I've heard. They want to end the war, and this is a form of protest, it's a method of creating unrest." The laclics of those on Mount Oread on which the university campus is located arc familiar. Those who stir up the trouble "street people' by po- (alien into a pattern. First they set a trash fire, cr throw a firebomb into one of the large, old college-apartment type homes in the area, then wait for the police and firemen, to arrive. When they do, the demonstra- tors harass them with abusive language, and hull rocks or bricks. The revolutionaries, on the Arabs Take Jet Want Pair Free VICTORY SMILE Six-year-old Anthony Liporace of North Adams, Mass., flashes his victory smile as he displays a prize catch after a frog hunting expedition near his home. (AP Wire- Flat Tires Foil Shots Fired and SAIGON (AP) An American soldier tried to hijack an airliner trom Saigon'to-Hong-Kong by threatening, the crew with-knives today but surrendered to police after officials foiled his plan by letting the air out of. the plane's tires. The only reported injury in the two-hour episode-at Saigon s Tan Son Nhut airport .was a Korean flight engineer on the .Air Vietnam plane who suffered a cut.throat as he tried to escape. Taken inlo custody.by Vietnamese police It I _ and turned over Mo U.S. authorities, the Kilt KlIFfllril soldier was identified as Army Pvt. George UUI M. llardin. Officials said Hardin is 20 and his home is in St. Mo. They said he apparently had boarded the four-engine DC4 at Pleiku, in the central highlands, where he is assigned as a perimeter guard at the Army's 71st Evacua- tion Hospital. The soldier finally walked off the plane with his hands in the air and surrendered. Tho soldier tried to lake over the plane just as it landed at Sajgon, by threatening the pilot, copilot and flight engineer wilh the two knives: He allowed the other 53 passengers, a steward and a stewardess to leave the plane afler it came lo a stop but'held the crew hostage. Officials said that afler the two-hour standoff during which the Korean flight engineer, identified only as An Jun, was injured and hospitalized authorities decided lo let the air out of the plae's tires, and informed the hijacker: "The plane isn't going anywhere." The soldier finally walked off the plane wilh his hands in the air and surrendered. H was Ihe second time lhat a hijack attempt was made on large aircraft during the Vietnam war. The other incident occurred near Da Nang more than a year ago. Gets Away A service station and cafe owner chased an apparent burglar who broke into his Elation early Wednesday shooling out a headlight hitting the radiator of the bur- glar's car, but lost sight of him in Ihe edge of Abilene. Tom Cowlcy, owner ot a Texaco Service Slalion and Circle C Cafe on State 36 about 11 miles southeast oof Abilene, (old officers a burglar alann in station Bounded in his nearby home about Cowley said he got a gun and went to the station. He said a ran out of the building lo a car parked across the road. He said he fired a shot and told the burglar lo stop. The burglar got in the car and Cowley fired two shots, knocking out a headlight and puncturing the radiator, according to Taylor County Deputy Sheriff Bernis Fillman. Then Cowley chased the car in his pickup into Abilene but lost Eight of it when he stopped lo call police. Fillmon said late Wednesday morning that the car had been found abandoned on K. llln between Chestnut arid Oak and that sheriff department officers were searching for the man. Also investigating Ihe incident was Deputy Sheriff Otis Wiley. The last burglar who broke Into Cowley's business wasn't as lucky as Ihis one. Aroused by an alarm, Cowley caught a young Abilenian in Ihe middle of a nearby field and held him at gunpoint unlil Wiley arrived. Gary Wayne Riddle is -now serving time in prison for the burglary. ___________ NEWSlNDEX Amusements Bridge Clossiffed 8-128 Cotnics............... 7B Editorials Horoscope............ 12B Hospilol Palienls 2A Obiluarics 3A Soofll II-14A' To Your Good Health I 2B TV.Loa 'A Wincn's News ATIIKNS (AP) Arab com- mandos.seized an Olympic Air- ways jetliner with at least 61 persons aboard at Athens air- port today and threatened to blow it up unless the Greek gov- ernment released two Jorda- nians awaiting trial for a terror bombing. Aristotle Onassis, owner of the airline, came to the airport, spent a half hour in the control tower and left, authorities said. An airline spokesman in Bei- rut, said the plane left Ihe Le- banese capital earlier with 53 passengers including five Amer- icans, four Greeks, Three French and one Australian. The commandos, armed wilh machine guns and hand gre- nades, were reported to have demanded the release o[ Ihe Jordanians within three hours. The Aristotle Onas- sis' from Beirut, and the manager of the airline there said most of the passen- gers were Greek or "But there were three Syrians aboard, and these may well be the hijackers.'Vjhe added. The comm'aiiSos were proba- bly members .of Ihe leftist Palestine Popular Struggle Front, said a spokesman in Boi- nil for Ihe Marxist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The two Jordanians held in Athens are members of the Struggle Front. However, in Amman, a spokesman for Ihe Struggle Front said, "We know nothing about Ihis. We have nothing to do with Ihis." There were conflicting reports on the number of commandos on Ihe plane, which was en route to Home, and the number of other passengers. Some sources said there were two or Ihree commandos, others that there were as many as sev- en. Sixty-one passengers and crewmen were said (o have ar- rived from Beirut, but some air- port sources said as many as 140 passengers may have board- ed the plane for the Rome (light. Police said Ihe commandos Market Higher NEW YOTCK (AP) The stock market opened slightly higher today in slow trading. Advances held a narrow lead over declines. got off aflcr Ihe. plane arrived from Lebanon, spent some lime in the transit passengers' lounge, and did not make their move unlil they rcboarded the plane for Ihe trip to Home. Then they made radio contact wilh the control tower and de- manded lo talk wilh Premier George Told he was not available, Ihey issued (heir ultimatum while police formed at cordon about 500 yards away from the plane. Airport sources said the com- mandos apparently hoped lo lake the two Jordanians on hoard and then force the pilot to lake off. The Jordanians are scheduled to go on Irial Friday for a gre- nade attack on the Athens office of El Al, Hie Israeli.airline, last. November in which a Greek hoy was fatally injured. The two Ar- abs are charged with murder. The Foreign Ministry siim- moncrl (he ambassadors of Arab countries and told Ihem the sei- zure of the plane was "unac- ceptable and harmful lo Greek- Arab relations." The ministry ijsked the envoys to contact the commandos on Ihe plane and get them to release the passen- gers and crew. U.S. Jets Hit Gun Sites In N. Viet Penetration SAIGON (AP) American fighter-bombers attacked an- tiaircraft guns 65 miles inside North Vietnam Tuesday after Ihe North Vietnamese fired on an unarmed U.S. reconnais- sance jet, the U.S. Command announced today. II was Hie first American at- tack of North Vietnam reported in nearly a month. A spokesman said neilher the Air Force HF4 reconnaissance phantom nor ils two escorting ITWas Cooler Here Than Alaska 11 was colder in Abilene last night than it was in Fairbanks, Alaska. Another low-temperature record fell in the Key City early Wednesday when the mercury dropped lo 64, besting Ihe old record 65 set July 22, IMS. The Associated Press rcpnrlcd Fairbanks' overnight low at 65. A 26-year-old record was broken Tuesday when the temperature dropped to 62 in Abilene. The old record was 65, set July 21, IEM4. The weatherman is calling for a high today in the upper 80s, with temperatures to gel into 'the 90s Thursday. The Thursday low should be in the high 60s. Phantoms which- made tack were hit; Damage' lo the North Vietnamese gun positions was not known, the spokesman added. A communique said the an- tiaircraft battery was about sev- en miles west of Dong Hoi. The last such attack was on June 25. reconnaissance flights over Norlli Vietnam continued after President Lyndon B. John- son ordered the bombing of North Vietnam slopped on Nov. 1, 1968. Since the bombing halt, five reconnaissance planes and four escorts have been shot down over the Norlh, and Ihe U.S. Defense Department has reported more lhan 60 retaliato- ry attacks by American planes. Elsewhere in the war, Cambo- dian forces baltled a new attack on the Phpom Penh and the country's only oil refinery, the U.S. Command an- nounced the loss of five more helicopters to enemy ground fire including one in Laos and four in South Vielnam, and Ihe Norlh Vietnamese stepped up attacks in (he northern quarter of Koulh Vielnam. Ten Americans were reported killed and 50 wounded during Ihe past 2-1 hours, ore of the heaviest 24-hour American tolls in recent months. In the biggest action in South Vielnam, one American para- trooper was killed and 25 wounded in an 80-round Norlh Vietnamese mortar barrage and infantry attack on a IfJIsl Air- borne Division position between Hue and the Laotian border. other hand, say it Is the police who provoke their actions by employing police-state methods. George Kimhall, a leader of the Lawrence Liberation Front, when asked why Lawrence has become so embroiled in the past year, replied: "1 think it's because we have a stronger tight- er bloc the police are worse here. Vielnam is part of it, but it is not all of it. 1 think everybody here recog- nizes that Vietnam is just part of a system. This would contin- ue if the war ended." Watson, whose force of about 40 police patrolmen has been working 12 to 16-hour shifts in recent nights, says his men are "fighting guerrilla warfare." "I think the street people are Watson said in explanation of what has trig- gered the recent outburst of vio- lence. "I think they've followed through on this thing because it is a time of strain and stress." Walson referred to Ihe gun- shot-slaying last Thursday night of a black youth on Ihe city's east side about a mile from (he campus area. Kimball, who is a candidate for Douglas Counly sheriff, says he wants "not to improve that office, but destroy it." He agrees wilh Watson that last week's slaying ignited the cur- rent violence. "When does murder match the crime of opening fire hy- Kimball asked, "and when can you justify the police- man's warning shot going through the victim's Kimball, who is 26 and de- scribes himself as a Yippie, is a former student.at the University of Kansas, lie lives near Law- rence. Steve ITlx, a political science student from Overland Park, Kan., who will be a sophomore Ihis fall, is heading a movement lo counlcract [he Lawrence Lib- era I ion Front. His organization is called Students for Peaceful Progress. "It all Hix said, "last year when somebody put a comment -in an underground publication which said, 'If you can't make it lo Berkeley and yon want action, come to River Cily The only solu- tion I can sec is just to keep fighting them, and I think they will quiet down before school slarls." llix said he is convinced a vast majority of KU students share his moderate views. Blast Shatters Brief Calm En Kansas University City LAWRENCE, Kan. (Al') A brief calm in this university city of two gunfire dealhs in less than a shattered early today by an explosion near an area where there have been repeated confrontations between police and a group ot youths. The blast knocked a two-foot hole in a wall of the Credit Bu- reau building and shattered win- dows in residences more than 100 yards away. There were no injuries. Robert Wolfe of the Kansas fire marshal's office said, "We've found fragmenls of a soap detergent box. We feel cer- tain it was packed wilh black powder though Ihe stuff will be analyzed." The incident marred a "let's cool it" understanding between Kansas Highway Palrol Supt. First 'Uncle Sam1 Was Slaughterer By ELLIE RUCKEK Q. How did "Uncle Sam" originate? A. There's no proof lo the story, but Ihe legend (thanks to the reference staff at the city library) goes like this: Samuel Wilson, who was a member of a slaughtering firm, stamped the initials U.S. on supplies provided for the Army in the War of 1812. Sam Wilsnn was locally known as "Uncle Sam" and the Iroops jokingly said the U.S. on the supply barrels slood for "Uncle Sam" Wilson, the inspector. The- story circulated and thus began, "Uncle Sam." His costume, decorated with stars and stripes originated in a cartoon in 1930. Scba Smith, humorous political essayist, was first portrayed in an Uncle Sam suil. Q. On July 6. lhfrc was asking If bocf jerky could he bought In larger, less expensive pieces. In ywir answer you taW this, "We've ar- rangement for you lo buy a large con- tainer o( beef jerky from 'Your grocer 1834 UNCLE SAM an 1831 version al a discount. We're mailing you (he details." Could you please mail me (he details on this also? A. Well, (here's a slight problem here. In Ihis case we kind of twisted that grocer's arm. He agreed lo sell one lady, one large order of beef jerky as a special favor on the condition thai we wouldn't givJinyone else the details such as his name, address and store name. So solly, hut in this case only one deal could be arranged. Q. Abilene Tleautifnl! We received pamphlcls that the cily put nut staling to have all trash In (he alley Iiy May 31, anything lhat two could load, and' it would be picked up. This is July 3 and (he alleys arc still loaded. What's UTflng? A. What's wrong is a shortage ol manpower. They're working six men short and finding six capable men who will work undar their condition is hard lo do, says Charles Nolen, head of refuse collection syslem. Brush pick-up at this time of year is always the heaviest because everyone is pruning and trimming which further adds lo the problem. But if you can put a lillle patience in your heart, your limbs will he picked up in September. The crews are working cast of Buffalo Gap Road now on the soulhside and the norlhsidc of lown they're just east of Catclaw Creek. Q. On (he side of gelatin packages, I've noticed lhat It says, "Do nol add frcsli or frozen pineapple." IVhy not? A.. It won't gel. Rolierla Walters, home demonstration agent, says the chemical reaction between Ihe acid in the pineapple and the gelatin will keep it from congealing no matlcr how long it slays in Ihe refrigerator. She says Ihis sometimes happens wilh strawberries, loo.  Jt possible. V.- William Albott; George Kim- ball, leader of a group living at the edge of the University of Kansas campus who refer to themselves as "the street peo- and a number of campus ministers, students and faculty members. Albolt had told Kimbal] and the Rev. Donald Conrad, a Lu- theran campus minister, Tues- day night that police would stay out of the area if all remained quiet. The area at the north edge of Ihe campus was Ihe scene o( a confrontation Monday night in which Harry Nicholas Rice, IB, was struck and killed by a bul- let while running with a group of the "street people" from po- lice. There was no official indica- tion where the shot came from. The confrontation marked Ihe fourth straight night in which some students from the univer- sity, some former students and other young people sharing a hippie-style environment had brought out police and firemen by setting trash fires and creat- ing disturbances. "WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weiffiei map, pg. 3A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (tf-mlta radius] Ckar to partly cloudy and litlSe warmer today, Tonlgrir irtd Thurs- day. Hloh today In Low tonight In hiph Hfqti Thursday bi Windi is m.p.h. M'nh and kw >or 24 hours ending 9 i.m.: H ar.d low period lasl year: V4 and 73. ntghl: p.m.I sunrlst icday: a.m.; p.m, ri   

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