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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WfTHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT NO. 40, PHONE 673-4271 MORNING, JULY 26, 1970-SEVENTY-EUmT TV CTV American Soldiers Hit 0 SAIGON (AP) U.S. air cav- alrymen engaged in a firefight with two enemy soldiers rear the Cambodian border were mistakenly hit by a rocket burst from one of their own support- ing helicopters Saturday and 14 of them were wounded. The fight broke off after the accident and it was not known what happened to the two ene- my soldiers. The U.S. Command said the incident is under inves- tigation. The action occurred 55 miles northeast of Saigon. The heli- copter gunship was summoned mlo the fight by ground troops of the U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Divi- sion, according lo field reports. The number of Americans in- volved was not disclosed but ac- cording to the field dispatches there were probably 150 U.S. troops in (he action. Details of the fight itself were lacking. At the same time, the U.S Command reported the loss of three American helicopters in other actions. One was shot down Thursday In southern Laos but its two crewmen were not hurt and were later rescued. The crew of a light observa- tion helicopter shol down ly miles north of An Khe on the central coastal plain Friday also was rescued, but the crash touched off a five-hour battle in which 39 Viet Cong were report- Rocket Barrage Yarborough Says Veterans Shorted Big dogs, little car This woman seems to have no problem in hauling her two dogs around Wichita Susp Israelis Cast uspcous Eye at Peace Agreement TEL AVIV (AP) Israeli po- litical leaders cast a suspicions eye Saturday at Egypt's accept- ance of the U.S. Middle East peace plan, but they urged their own government to give its ap- proval, too. The reaction came as the coa- lition Cabinet of Prime Minister Golda Meir prepared to meet Sunday to con- sider the situation in light of Egypt's acceptance of the American plan. It calls for a cease-fire of at least 90 days by forces of Israel, Egypt and .Jor- dan and for indirect Arab-Israe- li peace talks through a U.N. mediator. Israeli legislators cautioned the government to avoid letting ilself become politically isolat- ed, but they advised the regime to take time in framing a re- sponse to Washington's propos- al. from the ranks of the hawks and doves gave their views in a series of radio interviews. Both elements agreed in general that the plan should be accepted, despite Is- raeli fears that the limited cease-fire it calls for would give Schoolmen Confer, Query Constitution CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) School officials from 12 scat- tered cities wrestling with court- ordered desegregation appealed to the Supreme Court Saturday for a swift definition of how much school desegregation the Constitution requires. The attorneys, educators and school board members con- verged on Charlotte for a con- ference hastily called by Wil- liam E. Poe, chairman of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Boai-d of Education whose own system currently Is embroiled In a hot- ly disputed court contest over desegregation. The officials arrived from Khool systems ranging from Denver, Colo., and Houston, Tex., to Pontlar, Mich., and "WEATHElF U.I. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (WMttw H-DI ABILENE AND VICINITY (W-mirt rvttin) Orherwlw JDd warm Sunday through After-neon In mW to upper KM Low SvfxJiy night In lower 701. wlndj louthtrly 10 lo IS nrtlrM per riMir. TIMPERATURES n n n iM fiat 84 Hleh ind lew for tndrng 9 p.m.: M inrf 72. HJoh lew IMTM dJti VMD 101 7t. tort nrgtiti Rrrtf tuwltc fottnyi lunMl rixilotil p.m.: HumldJrY ti 9 p.m.j 41 Cincinnati, Ohio. But the ma- jority came from systems in the Southeast, where school de- segregation has been a major issue for more than a decade. After a day of conversations, the Dfficial.s issued a resolution calling on cities across the na- tion to join them in asking whether busing children out of their neighborhoods was part of the constitutional mandate to abolish segregation. Quoting a statement by Chief Justice Warren Burger of the Supreme Court, the schoolmen also demanded to know whether "any particular racial balance must be achieved in the schools." "The answers to these ques- tions will have far reaching im- pact on public education and must be resolved as quickly as possible and in such a way as lo promote the best possible cd- ucalion for they said, The officials left no doubt what kind of an answer they fa- vored. The next sentence in their re.solution read: "To conclude that the answers to these questions require arbi- trary racial balance In each school and busing to achieve ra- cial balance is to make a deci- sion not required by Ihe Consti- tution." H was this by some lower-level federal courts while disputed by olhers hroujfht most of the school offj. cials to the Charlotte meeting. All said they were concerned over the apparent diversity In desegregation court rulings in different sections of the coun- ty- Egypt time to bolster Its .posi- tion along the Suez Canal zone. Avraham Offer, a member of the dove group in Israel's par- liament, said the cease-fire would be accepted, on condi- tion that proper international supervision could be activated to prevent an Arab arms build- up along the waterway. Shmuel Tamir, a parliamen- tary hawk, agreed that Israel should go along, provided that the Russians move their troops and military advisers out of Egypt. Shimon Peres, a member of parliament viewed as a close associate of Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, warned that "speed does not necessarily have to be the motivating factor in our considerations... Yaacobi Gad, another legisla- tor, opposed the temporary cease-fire on grounds that it would "complicate our security situation" as soon as the stand- down is over. Israel Galili, an adviser to Mrs. Meir, told a meeting of Is- rael's Labor party that Egypt's acceptance of the Washington plan was "an attempt to pre- vent Israel from getting the Turn In I'KACK, Pg. 13-A Privileges earned by veterans of the first world conflict are long overdue, Sen. Ralph Yar- borough said Saturday to an over flow convention crowd of Veterans of World War I, U.S.A., Inc. Welcomed by a standing ovation from the estimated persons gathered in Abilene for the VWWI convention at the Windsor Hotel, Yorbotough dis- cussed three veteran-related measures for which he is pres- ently pushing for enactment: of a general pension plan. of social security benefits in determining pension allocation. additional funds for Veterans hospitals and medical care. The U.S. senator reviewed a bill which he Introduced In the Senate, July 18, 1969, calling for WWI veterans pension equal to that now available for veterans of the Spanish American War. Originted from a "belief that the over million veterans of WWI are entitled to be remembered by their country for their sacrifices in defense of Yarborough outlined the three part proposed bill: Abolishment of the "degrading income or means lest which jg Paint Rock Okays Tax for School PAINT ROCK Paint Rock voters passed a maintenance tax by a margin of 30 to 18 in an election Saturday. Mrs. n. W. Fowler, election judge, said the election gives the Paint Rock Rural High School District board of trustees the right lo levy taxes to be used for maintenance of the public free schools in the district. The proposilion slated that the trustees will be authorized to levy and cause In be assessed and collected an annual ad valorem tax not to exceed on each of valuation on taxable property. presently required by the Veterans a monthly maximum of or minimum a month for veterans with 90 or more days of service and a monthly maximum minimum of Turn to Yarboroggh, 13-A Ha wley Picks City Officials, New Marshal HAWLEY The newly In corpora led city of Ha wley chose a mayor, five aldermen and a city marshal, the first one Hawley has had in 34 years, in a city election Saturday. S. J. Jones was elected mayor with voles over Tommy Wood, who received 61. One hundred and Iwcnty six of 168 qualified voters turned out lo elect officials of the town which was incorporated June 20. In Saturday's election W, H, Dickson was chosen alderman place 1 with 68 voles over Don Tatum with 55. Charlie Hollis received 91 votes to be named alderman place 2. W. B. Williams received 34 voles. For place 3 Marvin Downey won with 64 votes to 62 for L. G. Vancleve. Robert Brisfow was elected to place 4 with 64 votes to 61 for Bill Ivey. Place 5 went to Frank Riggins with 77 votes lo 46 for Fred Turnage. In the cily marshal race, C. L. "Pete" Barbee received 60 voles lo be elected. Ronnie Woodard received 6; Guy Tatum, 52; and Kenneth Hallmark, 10. Barbee will be the first local law enforcement officer for Hawley since 1936. Area law enforcement officers have provided law protection for Hawley residents in the past. Mrs. Bade Lewis served as election judge Saturday. Nixons at Home In San Clemente SAN CLEMENTS, Calif. (AP) President Nixon, opening a 10-day slay at the Western White House, conferred with aides Saturday in advance of formal meetings early Ihis week on the 1972 budgets for defense and domestic programs. The pace was leisurely, but Ihe While House has passed the work' for the President during his stay on the West Coasi. Furthermore, a previously an- nounced trip lo Mexico appar- ently won't turn into what the President called his first vaca- tion in five years. While House Press Secretary Hona'd L. Zcig- lor now is projecling 11 as an of- ficial and comparatively brief, vlsii of perhaps three or four days. This would Involve meetings wilh outgoing President Gusta- vo Diaz Ordaz and incoming president Luis Echeverria, who takes office Dec. 1. President and Mrs. Nixon, who observed their 30th wed- ding anniversary June 21, spent their honeymoon at Acapulco, Mexico. And when Mexican Am- bassador Hugo Margain called at the White House last week with silver humidor anniver- sary gift from Fiaz Ordaz, Nix- on was talking of getting In a vacation "a beautiful resort" in not Aeapulco. An official visit points to less protocol and formalities In the offing than would a state visit. Nixon brought to California only part c( his domestic team when fw arrived lite Friday from Washington. He had stopped along the way In Fargo, N.D., to meet with five stale governors and In Salt Lake Cily with Ihe hierarchy of Ihe Mormon Church. But on Monday there will ho a general meeting to size up ils economic outlook in preparalion for sessions Tuesday for early stages of planning the 1972 de- fense budget and a similar meeting Wednesday on Ihe domestic budget. Ziegler said there is special aspect of the Monday session re- laling lo reorganization of the Defense Department with a view lo more efficient opera- tions. Ziegler said it wouM be "a little blatant to say thai yes, Ihe White House is going (o reorganize the Department of but thai il was a mat- ter of working wilh the secre- tary In the Interests of greater departmental efficiency, ed slain and six Americans wounded. The crewmen were not hurt. Officials said after the heli- copter drew fire near a hut and crashed, Viet Cong troops were spotted in Ihe area and U S in- fantrymen were flown in by 'hel- icopter. They were reinforced later as U.S. fighter-bombers and artillery blasted the enemy positions. The third U.S. helicopter waa shot down near a Mekong Delta battle, 40 miles southwest of Saigon, in which South Viet- namese forces claimed killing 25 enemy while losing one man killed. One of the helicopter crewmen was killed and another wounded. Finally his After 52 years of waiting, J. E. Beard of Pampa was presented a Purple Heart Saturday for wounds re- ceived in World War I. The 70-year-old veteran receiv- ed award in ceremonies at the convention for Veterans of. World War I, U.S.A., Inc., continuing in Abilene through Sunday afternoon. (Staff Photo by Don Blakley) Twice-Earned Medal Comes 52 Years Late By Mclanlc Mirtcllehrooks Reporter-News Staff Writer It was more than half a century late in coming, but one World War I veteran has finally received the Purple Heart for injuries suslained on two different occasions while fighting with the Allies In France. The over due honor was presented lo J. E. Beard of Pampa in conjunction with Saturday night ceremonies of the 17th annual convention of the Veterans of World War I, U.S.A., Inc. Beard is a delegate attending the convention set through Sunday afternoon at the Windsor Hotel. FOR 52 YEARS, the only reminder for the 70 year old Kentucky native of his two combat wounds was an orcasinnal painful leg. hit by machine gun fire in one incident, and a badly mangled left hand with only two fingers remaining. Serving as a rifleman with the 16th Infantry, Beard was only 17 when he enlisted in 1818. "I lied about my Beard said. "They wouldn't take me until I was 18, so I just upped my age a year." Following a stepped up version of today's basic training, Beard was immediately shipped lo France, during the journey of which he celebrated his 18th birthday. IN JULY OF 1918, the Ifilh Infnnlry was involved in the Battle of Sw.asoon, now remembered as the "Second Battle of the Marne" In which Allied forces revenged their defeat In the earlier encounter Early In the battle, a large shell exploded shattering shrapnel which severed three fingers on Beard's left hand and killed the officer next to him. "After a buddy bound up my hand, he directed me to the field hospital, but I told him I thought I'd continue a little ways and see if there weren't some more Beard recalled. It was three or four hours later before the heat and increasing pain forced Beard to drop out of the march and catch an ambulance for the field hospital where he remained convalesing until October. With his release, Beard immediately rejoined the- ifith Infantry that was now occupying Hill 272 in the Argon Hills asainsl bitter German opposi- tion, WITHIN M hours of his Turn to LATE, Pg. 13-A NEWS INDEX Abilene Eventl 7f> Amutem-nr> t-SO Auttin Notebook Berry'i World 8D ID BuiintM Outlook 7g 18-tSD lUport fog Croxwartf Jf Dottor'i 78 farm Hospital Piticnti JJA Jumbli 7g Letter lo 7( Marked- 8-9B Moar< Sotlri 108 Obituaries 10A Record! Sport! To Your Ooorf HwM,
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