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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 90TH YEAR, NO. 45 PHONE 673-4271 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 31, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Associated Press Former HEW Chief Joins 'Third Force' Gardner to Lead Effort to Shake 'System By DON McLEOD Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) John W. Gardner, onetime champion or social causes, is leaving the National Urban Coalition to di- rect a nationwide "third force" designed to shake-up [he exist- ing political system. The former secretary of health, education and welfare is expected to resign shortly as head of the Urban Coalition to direct the new citizens lobby, The Associated Press learned Thursday. The new movement, which Gardner calls a "third force" rather than a third party, will be launched next month as nn offshoot of the Coalition's Action Council. A spokesman for the Urban Coalition would say only the question of Gardner's. resigna- lion was being studied alter the problem arose of whether he le- gally could head the tax exempt organization while leading a po- litical movement. The National Urban Coalition, a non-partisan organization launched by civic, business and government officials after the 1967 big city riots, will continue as before. It has local chapters in 48 cities. Gardner's associates, appar- ently fearful the loroiei' secre- tary's resignation might be con- sidered a sign the Coalition is weakening, added, "He has built up the Coalition to a strong organization and now wants to build up the Action Council." The Action Council has been a separately chartered lobbying arm carrying the political clout of the liberal wing of the na- tion's business establishment. Gardner said recently the new project was designed to open up the Action Council's activities to general public membership. The Action Council is expected to he dissolved into the now program, 'which will have a new name. The new organization is planned to be iwnpartisan but highly political. H will seek lo marshal! mass support behind social legislation ranging from housing lo pollution. Members of the new "third force" will be urged to work within existing party structures, but to "shake them up" and force them to the social issues. "We're going lo have to shake up the change Gardner said .In a recent inter- view. "The parties are cumber- some, antiquated he SKid. "state government is weak. City government is worse. The Congress nf the United Stales is in very serious need of overhaul." Gardner is convinced that an unyielding "system" is blocking reform and social progress. "You see the thing is that practically everybody who is ac- tive or interested In politics ac- cepts the syslem as il now ex- he saitl. "1 accepted it when 1 was secretary of HEW. I was just working right within that system, ils flaws, Us prob- lems, its constrictions. I accept- ed them. "People say, 'Well, you know, these things don't, change.' Well, the hell they don't change. "You look at this history of Sec GAItDNETl, Pg. 8A Israel pts U.S. Peace Plan WHOSE SMILE IS PRETTIER? Next week is National Srhile Week and practicing up for it Wendy Howard, a 19-year-old charmer from San Pedro, Calif., and Flipper, a dolphin residing at Marineland of the Pacific at Portu- guese Bend, Calif. (AP Wirephoto) 5 Purple Hearts And He's Still Game By ELL1E RUCKER She Tried to Tell Us We're Too Young Q. How do a boy 17 and a girl 15 go about elopement and be more or less out of danger of being forced to return home by being "protected" by the new com- mon law marriage. A. All we know about elopement is that you usually need a ladder. As for being out of danger from "forced a ladder won't help much there, nor will the new Family Code concerning common law marriage. You can't legally marry at 15 in without parental consent; if you enter into common law marriage, your parents can still have it annulled-if you're of an age that requires parental consent. Q. Can you tind a recipe for mcsqulte bean Jelly? A. Home Economist Martha Harmon found one for you: You'll need half a bushel of mesquite beans ripe enough to have a pink to red tinge. Don't use those that fall to the ground; they're loo dry. Wash and snap the beans. Place in a large pan with three or four quarts water lo cover them. Add one cup lemon Juice (unless you're using an aluminum Cook for 45 minutes lo an hour, drain juice, measure five cups juice into a large sauce pan. Bring to full boil, add one box sure-Jell and 1% cups sugar. Boil five minutes, stir, then remove the skim. Pour into sterile glass jars and seal. Q. I'm a deferred college sludcnl-23 years old. I graduate in July. If I'm not drafted during IWs year will I be eligible for the draft next year? A. That depends on too many things, Cappie Meyerdirk, Exec. Secy, for the local draft board, says she can't give a flat yes or no answer without knowing your lottery number whether or not you've been exam- ined and if you're classified 1A, among other things. The Draft Hoard is sending you a booklet explaining the lottery system which may he of some help, hut talking lo Mrs. Meyerdirk personally is your best bet. Address questions (o Acllnn Line, Tlox 39, Abilene, Texas 79MI. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and given. Please Include f.tephope numbers U possible, v- .1 By JAY SlIAIlriljTT Associated Press Writer CU CHI, Vietnam (AP) Staff Sgt.; Gilbert Paris got wounded against last week. He now has five Purple Hearts, but he insisted today that he'd rath- er return to the field than slay in the rear. "I like the bush. I like the said the muscular velcran of 32 months in Vict- nma, all of it as a rifleman. "The rear just doesn't appeal lo me." The 36-year-old Owensboro, Ky., native, a member of tbc 25th infantry division, is on his second war and his third tour in Vietnam. He has three Bronze Slars for valor. He was wounded by rocket grenade in the fore- head and nose last Friday when North Vietnamese troops at- tacked a platoon of Vietnamese civilian irregulars he was serv- ing wilh temporarily. Of Ihe 34 soldiers, 11 were wounded in the atlack, less than a mile from the Cambodian border in dense jungle and timberland. It was an old story for Paris, who got his first Purple Heart in 1953 in Korea, where he fought in the bailie of-Pork Chop Hill wi'h the 2nd Infantry Division. He was wounded twice again during his first slay in Vietnam, while with the 196lh Light Infan- try Brigade in IKfi-67. After seven months in the States, he returned to Vietnam again as a member of the 1st Air Cavalry Division. With the AirCav lie made an assault into the A Shau Valley near Laos, was hit by shrapnel in the back and neck and was evacuated lo the United Stales, which cut that tour to nine months. But he relumed last September. MWS INDEX Amusements OC Bridge SB Classified 2-8D Comics 1 1C Editorials IOC Horoscope............. 73 Hospital Patients 4A Obituaries 3A Sporls 2-4C To Your Good Health------7B TV Loo.............. 11A Women'} Newi B All things considered, the Vietnam conflict "is not as bad as the Korean the stocky noncom says. The Viet Cong and North Vietnamese rarely make mass attacks as the Chinese Communists did in Ko- rea, he explains. This round of the war ends for Paris on -Se This round of the war ends for Paris on Sept. 1G, when his 12- month tour is over and he re- turns U> America. But he is going" to lake il easy for a while at some quiet training camp. "Well, I've got a 30day leave and then I'm coming back here for six more months as an ad- viser in Da the bachelor sergeant said. "I'm really not interested in leaving this coun- try yet. The living isn't really that tough." WEATHER U. S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU VANITY W-mlie hoi and fair Friday Saturday with a afternoons near 100 and a toff Friday nigM In Ite upper 70s. Winds from Ihe sooth IO-M m.p.h. High nrd law fcr M hour! ending 9 a.rr..: ICO ar.d 79. High and for tame dale lesl year: 1C1 and 7i. Sunsel last nWU: p.m. Sunrisa Icday: flJU. Sur.iel p.m. TKL AVIV (AP) Israel ac- cepted today the United States peace proposal for liie Middle East and agreed to a Ihrcc- mnnlli cease-fire wilh the Egyp- tians. A government announcement said Israel had decided "to sub- scribe lo the lalest peace initia- live of the government of the United States and to appoint, at the appropriate lime, a repre- sentative for peace negotiations without prior conditions" under auspices of U.N. Middle East envoy Gunnar Jarring of Kwe- den. Egypt, and Jordan have al- ready accepted Uie plan, but Palestinian guerrilla organiza- lions have split on the proposal wilh Uie principal commando outfits vowing to continue the light. The Israeli Cabinet reached agreement at ils fourlh meeting on Ihe U.S. proposal, which en- countered strong opposition from rightist elements who had threatened to quit Prime Minis- ter Golda Meir's coalition gov- ernment if it accepted Hie American proposal. The Israeli announcement said that, "despite the dangers inherent in Ihe Israel was prepared lo subscribe lo Ihe U.S. proposal concerning a cease-fire for three months at least on the Egyptian front. The statement'said the deci- sion on the cease-fire was reached after "taking inlo ac- count the clarifications provided by the government of the United Slates." Tills was taken lo mean Wash- ington's reported reassurances In Israel that it would continue to maintain the Middle East bal- ance of power and prevent any of the warring parties from reaping military advantage from any ceasefire. The Israelis fear the Egyp- tians will use a limited cease- fire lo beef up Iheir military de- fenses along the Suez Canal prior lo renewing Ihe fighting. Israel's hardline Gahal party, which holds six of the 24 Cabinet seals, came out against the plan because it calls for Israeli with- drawal from Arab (crrilory cap- tured in the 1967 Middle East war. In Cairo, a spokesman for President Gamal Abdel Nasser warned Egypt's Arab critics to avoid "division in Ihe Arab lines" over the American plan and Nasser's acceptance. In new air action, Israeli planes staged a reprisal raid to- day on Jordanian army posi- tions following rocket attacks by Jordan-based Arab guerrillas on Israeli settlement. The military command in Tel Aviv said the Jordanian army has been aiding tbc guerrillas in their assaults against civilian targets. All planes relumed safely from Ihe 25-minute raid, an Is- raeli spokesman said. He locat- ed the area hit'as just across the border from two frontier settlements Just souUi of the Sea of Galilee which w.ere fired on earlier wilh rockcls. Nasser's spokesman, Informa- tion Minister Mohamed Hassa- ncin Ileikal said in his warning that Israel might undertake a "crazy act" if the Arabs turn their'attention to matters other than the "armed struggle with the enemy." Israeli planes also hammered Egyptian fortifications and ar- tillery emplacements along the Suez Canal during the day, a Tel Aviv spokesman said. The spokesman reported no encounters with Egyptian planes and said all the Israeli aircraft made it home safely. 3rd C130 Crash Victim From Dyess Identified Air Force officials identified Ihe third Dyess AI-'B flyer, killed in a IJercules CI30 transport plane crash near Piggotl, Ark. Thursday night as Capf. Haymond D. Rotclla, 28, of 103 Utah. Three Dyess AFB men were among six aboard [he transport burst inlo flames and crashed in a wooded area near Piggoll, in the norlheast lip nf Arkansas near the Missouri line about p.m. All aboard were killed. The other two men were Maj. Albert L. Wilkinson, 41, of 102 Virginia and 2nd LI. Lowell K. West, 25, of 2717 S. 3Dfh. The names of the other three crewmen killed were Sgl. Louis Beljeisle, 21, of Danvers, Mass.; M. Sgt. Charles Carver III, 37, of Wilkcs-Barre, Pa.; and petty officer Norman C. Wagen- scbullz, whose Iiomclown was not immediately available. The craft was returning from a routine training mission to Little Rock AI'Ti when il went Left Wingers Kidnap U.S. Embassy Officer MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) A U.S. Embassy official was kidnaped today by left-wing urban guerrillas. They also at- tempted lo kidnap two olher U.S. Embassy officers, but failed, an embassy spokesman said. Police the Brazilian consul, Alnisi Comilli, was kid- naped by the Tupamaro guerril- la organization moments after five IcrrnriMs seized Dan A. 50, a public safely ad- viser from Indiana. Milrione is attached lo Ihe Agency for In- ternational Development. Market Mixed NEW YORK (AP) Slocks opened mixed in early trading today. Price changes were gen- erally fractional. A news vendor was Ihe only wilness lo Milrione's kidnap, po- lice said. The vendor reported five persons armed wilh pistols and automatic weapons inter- cepted Milrioni's car this morn- ing and forced him lo got inlo Iheir stalion wagon. Police reported Mitrionc was found, apparently wounded, an hour later, in a Montevideo sub- urb. Hut a. U.S. Embassy spokesman said he knew noth- ing about Mitrione having been found. Mitrioni, a Navy officer in World War II, was a policeman in Indiana until 1050, the Em- bassy said. He was chief of police in Bich- mond, Ind., 1956-60 and had worked for AID since 1960. He went lo Uruguay last year. down, C.ipl. Jason Kappanadze, information officer at Uie Arkansas base, said. It belonged IB the Combat Crew Training Wing at Little Rock. A witness of the crash, Joe Tale who lives near the crash' silo, said the transport was on fire in Ihe air and a wing fell off before it went down. "I heard the engines culling out and I got my wife and kids in the house as quick as I Tate said. One of the plane's engines hit the home of Hoy Book but he was able to put out me blaze before il spread. Five bodies were recovered immediately wilh the sixth being confirmed later, reports said. After notification of the crash, lilylhville, Ark., AFB sent, a recovery squad and security unit to Ihe scene. The Ihrce Dyess pilots were members of (he 516lh Tactical Airlift Wing. Maj. Wilkinson, who had been stationer! at Dyess since March 17, 1966, is survived by his wife Gencvia and four children. Bolh notclla and Lt. West were new arrivals at Dyess. Rotella is survived by his wife Sharon and three children and LI. West is survived by his wile Virginia and one child. Capt. Marsh said Dyess had received no information concerning where the bodies would be taken. He said, how- ever, usually memorial services are held at Dyess for similar circumstances but that he had not yel received word about it. Dr. Silber's Anti Organization-Plea Looks Lost By GARTH JONES Associated Tress Writer CORPUS CHIUSn (AP) University of Texas regents met today lo hear Dr. John R. Silbcr make a strong plea against a university reorganization plan that led to his dismissal as a dean last week. Students also presented a petition with signatures asking that the College of Arts and Sciences not he reorganized. There were indications Silber would lose again today. The scheduled hour-long de- bale over restructuring the Col- lege .of Arts and Sciences cli- maxed a week of biltcr conlro- versy that some said equalled the 1941 furor when regenls fired president Homer Rainey over academic freedom argu- ments, if X Sllhcr Profile, Tg. 8A Technically, the regents were asked today lo: a plan of acling UT president Bryce Jordan lo split the College of Arts and Sciences into three Social and Behavorial Sciences and Natural wilh a separate dean under an over- all provosl. heed Silber's advice lo continue the college, which taught of the university's sludcnls last year, under a single dean wilh associate deans over specified study areas. Slill others want the regents to do nothing now but wait until the full faculty and an expected students relurn to the campus this fall. Frank C. Enrin Jr., chairman of regents, said Thursday he thinks it is the "tendency" of the hoard lo approve the Jor- dan plan. Envin is former Na- tional Democratic Committee- man for Texas, a political ally of former President Lyndon Johnson and former Gov. John Connally and a political mentor to I.t- Gov. Ben Barnes. Silbcr, a quiel, boyish looking 43-year-old philosopher, was fired as dean last Friday by chancellor-elect Charles Lc- Maistrc a medical doclor who look over his new job July 9. No public explanation was given for Silber's dismissal except that Jordan recommended il in the best Interest of the univer- sity. Other sources have said that Si her, who was a possible choice as permanent president, was dismissed because Envin thought he was "building an empire.' The student newspaper called it "an acl of naked political ag- gression." Silber personally appealed to "about 35'' faculty members who IK said had threatened lo resign because of Ihe dismissal. More than 350 faculty mem- bers signed a petition lo the board of regents asking lhat no major reorganization plan be considered while the majority of facuUy and students are away for the summer. A similar petition was signed by about students. Twenty-one faculty members signed a petition in support of Jordan's plan. The Ford Foundation in New York pulled back a grant it had made to the uni- versity because, they said, Uie grant had been contingent upon Silber being rtean of Arts and Sciences. After the feud between Rainey and the regents in Rainey lurncd lo politics and made an unsuccessful race for governor in 1946. Silher has shown no indication of turning to any other field. As chaimian and professor in the Philosophy Department for 12 years before becoming clean in 1967 he has tenure and can- not be fired as a teacher. "I have sunk ny roots in Aus- he said -'alter the dis- missal. ,v   

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