Abilene Reporter News, July 25, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

July 25, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 25, 1970, Abilene, Texas 3 STAR FINAL __________ PHONE 673-4271 "W'THOUT TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT MORNING. JULY 25, SECTIONS ---------lOc DAILY-20c SUNDAY Happy but nervous velerans World War I at Abilene Municipal Airport Fnday night alter the Texas International plane he was on experienced landing gear trouble and circled the airport several times before coming dow, Yar- borough, as well as the other passengers, appeared extremely happy but somewhat f Plane' 's in Abilene to address the Veter- ans World War I convention Saturday morning. (Staff Photo by Lorelta Fulton) Tense Crowd Glad 'Old Timer' Yarborough Hit Earth-Softly A veteran of World War I waiting at the airport to meet Sen. Ralph Yarborough said it for everyone. "Sure glad to see you hit the ground old he said to the senator as Yarborough stepped off a Texas Internationa] plane that had just experienced land- ing gear problems and had pre- pared for a crash landing lale Friday night at Abilene Municipal Airport. Yarborough replied, "I sure am, too." About 50 Velerans of World War 1 and friends were at the airport to meet Yarborough. But as the plane from Dallas carrying the Senator and 42 other persons began circling the airport, obviously in some kind of trouble, and units from Abilene Fire Dent, began arriving, (lie crowd suddenly seemed to double. "I'li say ya'll sure gave us a show out a smiling but somewhat nervous Yarborough said as he was greeted by the veterans, fire trucks and safety cruisers. Yarborough said as the plane approached the airport Ihe pilot announced that the landing gear light wasn't working. "Then they had us take all sharp objects out of our he said and prepare for a crash landing. Yarborough said the control tower indicated the landing gear was down but there was no way to be sure it was locked. Stewardess Billie Sue Tichenor, 23, of Dallas, who was in charge of preparing the passengers for a crash landing, said, "I was a little nervous at first, but I only Teachers Due Raise Without Tax Increase By MERLE WATSON Reporter-News Staff Writer A proposed million-plus operation budget was presented to the Abilene Board of Education Friday afternoon with no tax increase indicated even though salary increases were Included for school personnel. Board members have been examining the proposed budget by series and categories sincce March. The proposed operating budget for the 1970-71 school year of the Abilene Independent School District is This Includes for the Operation and Maintenance Fund and for Ihe Interest and Sinking Fund. Local tax revenue is baser! upon a district valuation of which is an increase of over last year's budgeted valuation, or over actual valuation. The lax rale for the Interest and Sinking Fund is by SslNDEX 10, 1IA one cent to a rate of 34 cents and the tax rate for Maintenance and Operation Fund i.s increased one cent In a rate of The tax rale will remain at The proposed budget reflects an excess revenue over expenditures of broken down as follows: maintenance and operation fund, interest and sinking fund, and transportation fund, Estimated sources of revenue total an increase of Turn to TEACHERS, Pg. 3-A Itacl two minutes to brief them and I really didn't have time to worry." Miss Tichenor said she had always worried about remembering all of the safely instructions, but when it happened she said, "It all comes back to you." Miss Tichenor was very complimentary of all the passengers. She said at first they "let out a gasp, but then remained very calm." The only trouble she experienced was just before landing. "I had lo tell the people to quit she said. "They were looking out of Iheir pillows instead of burying their faces as instructed." One of the best passengers was a very unconcerned 5-year- old girt. Miss Tichenor sat down beside her lo try to comfort her, but all the little girl wanted lo do "was talk about her recent trip lo Disneyland." Another passenger who took Ihe whole thing in stride was .Frank Tollison of Anson. "I sat right next lo Ihe he said and proudly pulled out a pen with "Ralph Yarborough United States Sena- tor" printed on it. Tollison admitted he was "a little bul the scat by Yarborough and the pen seemed !o overshadow (he preparations for a crash landing. When (he excitement was finally over, one man wandered back into Ihe plane searching for his ticket which had obviously been misplaced in all the furor. Apparently undaunted by the near accident, he said, "Well, that saves me SENATOR ON BOARD Landing Scary For 43 on Plane A Texas International airliner carrying a crew of three and 40 passengers including Sen. Raplh Yarboroughlanded safe- ly late Friday after a malfunc- tioning landing gear light caused a brief bul dramatic scare. The aircraft, a Convair turboprop scheduled In arrive at Abilene Municipal Airport at p.m. from Dallas, louched down at with passengers in a "crash forward with heads between their six units of the Abilene Fire Department stand- ing by along the runway. The passengers took Die alarm in apparent good spirits, and pilot Bill Jones stressed the signal light malfunction was "actually a very minor" inci- dent. Yarhorough, slated to speak Saturday to the World War I Veterans' convention here, said, "Everyone on board was very calm. There was even some laughter." The plane circled Die airport for more than 15 minutes after Hie crew noted lhal a control panel light signifying the landing gear was locked into position did not go out. Pilot Jones said lhat "in any case of a possibility of engine trouble or landing gear, or any other such emergency, the prudent thing to do is call for fire control equipment." That call went out at While waiting for Die fire- fighting vehicles to arrive, the plane came in low over the control lower so controllers could look at Ifie gear. Tower controllers Lowell Hanum and Gary Bagott, hindered by darkness though they turned on searchlights, at first thought the landing gear was not in place. After several more passes, however, they reported the gear did, in fact, appear down and "in place." Up in the plane, Jones and copilot Joel Harding were also trying to check the gear visually. Jones saitl thai from the rear seats "you could see two gear beneath the wings. -Stewardess li i 11 i e Sue Tichenor, 23, a TIA crew member for only one year, was in the midst of her inflight "WEATHElT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (HFMHier Pg. 5-ai ABILENE AND VICINITY radius) Partly cloudy and warm Saturday tfirouqh Sunday with a sliqlil chance lor scattered afternoon Alferrvoon highs In the mid-90's. Low Saturday night In Ihe 70's. Winds southeasterly 10 tr> JO m h Probability per cent. crisis, although it turned out to be a minor one. She gave instructions to the passengers for taking up crash positions and had passengers remove any metal or other hard objects from their person. She said later that "I had wondered what I'd do in case of emergency." But she said her stewardess training "all came back to me in a hurry." Carlos Talley, head of Texas International in Abilene said Friday night that what went wrong with the ail-plane was "just a little old 75 cent switch" and that the same malfunction in the light that signals when the nose gear Turn to PLANE, Pg. 3-A Only a warning light Abilene firemen were ready and waiting at Abilene Municipal Airport late Friday night for a plane they thought might crash land. Their services were not needed how- ever as the plane carrying Senator Ralph Yarborough landed safely after the plane's warning light indicated that the landing gear was not down. (Staff Photo bv Don Blakley) Beatles Song Touched Off Mass Murder in Tafe Case Frt. of rain Saturday afternoon 20 TEMPERftTJRES ___ .FrF. p.m. 70 97 93 T> 85 __ High and low for ending p.m.-. PS and 72. Hiqh ard low same dale last year: 101 and 77. Sunsel last night; p.m.; sunrise today: a.m.; sunset tonight: p.m. Barometer al 9 p.m.; ?B 33 Humidity al 9 p.m.: 29 per cent. LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Charles M. Manson ordered ac- tress Sharon Tale and six others slain because, due to a "fanati- cal obsession" with a Beatles' song, he wanted lo touch off a black-while war, the slate said Friday. "The evidence will co-prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi said in an opening slalement at (he murder trial of the clan leader and three followers, "thai Charles Manson hated black people bul also hated whites, whom he called pigs." He said Manson foil the kill- ings would touch oft a war in which blacks would wipe out his nomadic fami- ly hid in a "bottomless pit" in the the blacks then would "turn over Ihe reins of power to the white people who escaped." Manson's inspiration, Bugliosi said, was the song "Helter Skel- ler" by the popular British group, the Bcalles. To Manson, Bugliosi said, "the words meant the black man was rising up against (he white establishment and murdering Ihe entire white race he believed the Bealles were speaking to him across Ihe ocean." "Heller S k e 11 e r" was scrawled on a wall at the home of Iwo victims, along with "Rise" and "Death lo Pigs." And "Pigs" was written in blood al the Talc home. Bugliosi said Manson believed lhat the scrawlings and other evidence would make it plain that blacks did the killing and trigger a "black-white revolu- tion." Bugliosi Ihus outlined in a half Turn to TATE, Pg. 3-A Widow of Longtime Businessman Dies Mrs. T. C. (Alice) Campbell Sr., 93, longtime Abilenian whose lale husband was in Ihe retail business field, died al p.m. Friday at Hcndrick Memorial Hospital. Funeral will be Monday at a.m. at North's Memorial Chapel with Rev. P. Dentzor of the Episcopal Church of Ihe Heavenly Rest and Rev. Willis T. Gcrhart, retired pastor of (hat church, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park. Born Oct. 23, 1876, In Terrell, Guard Agrees: Camp a Stinker 7 A Church Ntwi 8A ClHiifltd 11-15B Comic. 7B Editorial! 50B 58 Mortctl 8, 9B Oblfutriei 4A Oil Siwrtf 1J-14A TV Lo, ISA TV ISA VfeMiTi Ntwi 2-4B By JIM DUBLIN Reporter-News Staff Writer AUSTIN Dust, sweat, licks and spiders are one thing all Nalional Guard summer camps have in common, bul for the men of the 342nd Light Equipmcnl Company nf Ihe llllh Engineer Battalion from the Big Country area a new dimension has been addded smell. The 342nd Is commanded by Fir.st Lt. Cecil Vineyard of Sny- dor and is based in Stamford and Abilene. They are bivouacked at Camp .Swift, near llnslrop, UNFORTUNATELY FOR the company, the hulk of Camp Swift and almost all the worksites are downwind .ft a rendering plant This doesn't sound so had until you discover exactly what a rendering plant is. A rendering plant is an which buys Ihe entrails and other wasles of cattle and hogs from slaughterhouses. Then a machine at the plant grinds It all up into one huge mess and cooks it. Another machine presses it into very compact blocks and dries it at the same lime. Thnn (lie dried blocks are ground up again and Ihe rcsullant grainy substance is mixed up with callle feed and sold lo people who produce fat cows, It's a wonderfully efficient operallon. II also smells. To fully identify the odor, imagine what fresh sewage smells like then try to think of .something that smells worse lhan lhat. If you can do lhal Ihen you have a vague idea of what the cooling breezes blowing over the 342nd bivuoac smell like. THE STENCH gets into the men's clothing, their hair, their food. It seems to penetrate the skin itself. It is possibly the number one topic 'nf conversion In Ihe camp, bul it was impossible to gel a printable direct quote about Ihe smell from anyone in the camp. Suffice it to say It was commented on frequently. Except for the aroma, the two-week training period for the llllh Baltalion is progressing without a hilch. The two units within Ihe battalion, which Is commanded by LI. Col. Dick Tarpley, have both hccn commended on their performance and diligence by Maj. Gen. Joseph R. Rnss, deputy commander of reserve forces for the U.S. Fourth Army. REGULAR ARMY advisers and Reservist and Regular evaluators, who circulated around Ihe various battalion bivouacs and work sites, have also praised the officers and men of the unit, The 231st, commanded hy Capt. Tommy luison of Clebume and based in Sweetwater and Snyder, and the Battalion Headquarters detachment are bivouaced al Camp Mabry, jusl inside the cily of Austin. Bolh Camp Mabry and Camp Swift are posts maintained by the Texas National Guard. By participating in work projects during its two-week stay, Ihe lllth Battalion docs much lo improve the facilities at bolh bases and also to keep up its efficiency in Army engineering operations. Afajj. Ray Walker of the battalion staff said, "We don't come down here lo listen to Icclures. We have already gone Ihrough the training procedures. These summer camps allow the Turn toffiUARD, Pg. she moved at the age of 4 with her mother and sister to Memphis, Tenn., afler the dealh of her father. Later Ihe family moved lo Mineola, then to Cisco. At the time of her marriage in 1898, she and Mr. Campbell were bolh working for the B. W. Rose dry goods store in Cisco. In 1902 they moved to Abilene and worked for the Morgan Weaver Co. unlil it was sold to Minler Dry Goods. In 1903 Mr. Campbell, J. W. Bogar and Lafayelle Sellers established Iheir own store at S. 2nd and Chestnut. In 1907 the partnership was dissolved when Mr. Campbell bought "the Grimes slore" and was sole owner of Ihe business located at S. 1st and Chestnut. From 1912 to 1925 (he Campbell's big store was at N. 2nd and Pine, in the building formerly occupied by Woolworth's, with Mrs. Campbell in charge of ready-to- wear. In a news article on her 90th birthday, Mrs. Campbell recalled that "we had the first elevator In Abilene and two of the boys who ran it were Tom and Mack Eplen." In 1925 the Campbells withdrew from retail business and for six years backed another store here. But in 1931 Ihey re- entered the business they bolh loved and operated the big Turn to WIDOW, Pi, 3-A ;