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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1970, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 6734271 ABILENE. TEXAS. 79604, AUGUST 16, IKO-SEVENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS 1QC DMLY-2Qc SUNI1AV South Viets Claim Major Battle Win SAIGON (AP) Moving by night, South Vietnames militiamen fail upon a sprawl- ing Viet Cong base'1 area in the enemy-Infested jungles south of Ba Nang and claimed one of their biggest victories of .the war Saturday. The militiamen claimed they killed 125 enemy troops, includ- ing the regional commander, and captured 25 prisoners in a coordinated series of more than 80 raids centered in the junglcd foothills 45 miles south of Da Nang Friday and Saturday. It was the second major victo- ry this week for the militia in South Vietnam's northern Mill- tai-y Region 1. It also was a big morale boost for U.S. officers whose ization strategy resls heavily on the still shaky belief that the militia willbe able to help han- dle enemy forces after (he Americans have left. "I've never experienced any- thing like this in planning, coor- dination and said Lt. Col. M. G. Stafford of Eagle- Pass., Tex., the senior U.S. ad- viser. "It was a little he added, referring to the allied in- cursions last spring that Militant Teacher for Murder s Sought SAN RAFEL, Black militant Angela Davis, avowed Communist and former university instructor, was sought Saturday on warrants charging murder and kidnap in the Aug. 7 Shootout that killed a judge and three others: Dist. Atty. Bruce Bales said he issued an all-points bulletin for Miss Davis after heavily armed'ptftlce Officers failed to find her in a raid late Friday on a San Francisco home, Miss 26, identified by police and news media as the purchaser of three guns used in the courthouse kidnapings, was charged with one csunt of mur- der in the judge's death and five counts of kidnap, Bales said. Similarly charged was Ruch- .ell Magee, 31, San Quentin con- vict who was wounded in the Shootout. Bales said Miss Davis was charged under California law holding that anyone who aids or abets in a major crime is equal- ly guilty with the direct partici- pants. Warrants against Miss Davis were issued on the eve of a fu- neral in Oakland Saturday for Jonathan Jackson, 17. Folice say she smuggled weapons into a Martin County courtroom for the attempted escape of three San Quentin convicts. Jackson and two of three con- WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU {Weather Map, PJ.12-A) ABILENE AND VICffflTY radius) Partly cloudy with scallered triundershowers Sunday afternoon and Sunday nighl, clear to partly cloudy Monday. Ttie high bolh days about 96. Low Sunday night 75. Probability of Sat. 75 74 7i 76 77 74 75 75 79 85 High .Sit. p.m. n 94 95 94 94 93 90 6i rxf tow for 24-hours ending 9 p.m.: 94 and 75. Hloh and low date Iftst year: and n. M fodav: nlgnl: BarofMler reading at 9 p.m.: 28.17. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 42 per cent. ANGELA DAVIS whereabouts unknown victs to whom he gave arms were -killed as they tried to drive away in a van. Inside the van, Superior Court Judge Har- old J. Haley, 65, one of five host- ages, was shot to death. Two San Quentin convicts- James D. McClain, 37, and Wil- liam Christmas, were killed. Bales said investigators had "a number of leads" on Miss Davis' whereabouts. In Friday night's raid, police found her sister, Fania Jordan of Los Angeles, but released her after questioning. The home raided was head- quarters of defense activities for three black convicts accused of killing a white Soledad prison guard last January. The Sole- dad Brothers, as they are called by militants organizing their le- gal defense, are awaiting trial at San Quentin. During the courtroom break, witnesses said Jackson shouted a demand that the Soledad pris- oners be freed by p.m., or within the hour. Bales said he understood four guns were brought into the court- room by Jackson. At least two were purchased by Miss Davis, the office of Cal- ifornia Atty. Gen. Thomas C. Lynch said Wednesday. knocked out enemy bases in eastern Cambodia. Associated Press correspond- ent Willis Johnson reported from Da Nang that the opera- tion was masterminded by Col. Hoang Dihn Tho, chief of Quang Tin Province, who wanted to de- rail an expected enemy offen- sive in September, Copying enemy tactics, doz- ens of raiding parties of 5 to 15 men set out through the jungle on foot Friday at one minute after midnight, guided by Viet Cong defectors to known enemy base camps. They struck early and "caught the enemy Stafford said. In the biggest action, less than 10 miles southwest of the provincial capital at Tarn Ky, a raiding party came upon what officers say was the Viet Cong's command post for both Quang Tin and Quang Nam provinces. The militia opened fire just at daybreak as about 30 enemy troops sat eating breakfast. The raiders fell back before the camp's security force could react and called for support from a larger unit positioned nearby. The militiamen captured the command post and found the bodies of 10 enemy soldiers, in- cluding one identified as the commander, a Lt. Col. Hieu. They also found the personal ef- fects of three other top enemy officials in Quang Tin province. No militia casualties were re- ported in this raid, though at least four were reported killed and 11 wounded in the two-day operation. Unlike most allied operations 5n Vietnam, the Quang Tin raids relied on surprise rather than fire power to defeat the enemy. The militia called in no U.S. air strikes, and only about 300 of the militiamen in the oper- ation were lifted into their tar- get area by helicopter. In the other major action in- volving the militia this week, government communiques cred- ited the regional and popular forces with killing 308 enemy troops in four days of fighting along the coastal strip known as the "Street Without Joy" below the demilitarized zone. New lock at Reporter-News The Abilene Reporter-News begins operating the edi- torial department in its new facilities at N. 1st and Cypress Sunday. The new newsroom operation is the first in a series of major changes at the newspaper. Next week circulation department employes will move to the southeast corner of the new building. On Aug. 24 installation of a 96-page color-convertible press will begin. Major renovation in the old editorial department are planned for use by other departments. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) Editorial Deportment Moving Into New Building By BOY A. JONES I! Hepflrter-NcH's Staff Writer Beginning today, editoral de- partment employes of The Abi- lene Reporter News will put together this newspaper in the attractive environment of a brand new newsroom. And, the best is yet to come. The editorial department move to the new facilities its first move in 31 years is on- ly the first phase of an expan- sion program which is due to be completed by next spring. It is anticipated that some sort of "grand opening" will be held at that time, but for the present, employes are trying to accomplish the move with as little fanfare as possible while keeping one record intact: That of never missing publica- tion of a single edition of the paper. After all, the customer still comes first. While it is bound to become a little confusing due to the con- tinuing construction and reno- vation, the customer has a "special place" in the new facilities. First, there is special, cover- ed "in and out" parking under the new editorial depart- ment headquarters at N. 1st and Cypress. Then, there is an elevator, as well as an attrac- tive stall-way, leading .to the new editorial department. "We are very proud of our new facilities, but we are go- ing to ask the cooperation of the public while renovation of our present building con- Publisher A. B. (Stormy) Shelton explained. For the present, customers of the business and advertising de- partments will continue to use the entrance at N. 2nd and Cy- press, while persons having business in the editorial de- partment must use the new en- trance in the covered parking area, he said. Both may use the "in and. out" parking facili- ties. Eventually, the N. 2nd en- trance will be bricked over and the parking area entrance which sports a beautiful expos- ed aggregate walk and lobby- will be the building's main en- trance, he said. The new editorial department, which more than doubles the space of the facilities abandon- ed Saturday night, occupies the second floor of the struc- ture which now extends south all the way from the existing structure to N. 1st. It faces 140 feet on N. 1st. The new editorial department NEW, Pg. 2-A War Predicted. If Truce Ends TEL AVIV (AP) A former chief of Israel's military intelli- gence predicted Saturday that a breakdown in the Middle East cease-fire would touch off a "very bilter straggle" and an attempt by Egypt to cross the Suez Canal. The warning came as Jordan accused Israel of trying to tor- pedo peace efforts by violating the cease-fire and Israel indicat- ed it would not sit down to talks until Egypt pulls back the SAM missiles it reportedly has moved closer to the canal cease-fire line. Israel should make sure it is ready to deal with any move to cross the canal, said Reserve Gen. Haim Herzog, now a mili- tary commentator, in a broad- cast over the Israeli state radio. Henog declared that Egypt has "no prospects whatsoever even to prepare for such a situa- tion, unless the entire anti-air- craft missile system is ad- vanced so as to be in position to give adequate cover to the planned concentration, crossing the bridgeheads areas." "From a purely military point of he went on, "the ques- tion before Israel is clear, once it is clear the cease-fire is mere- ly a cover for military prepara- tions on the other side. "It is to ensure that any ac- tion taken is the right action, of GJC Proposal Recalled Cisco Junior College president Leland Willis has informed Judge Raleigh Brown of Abilene, chairman of the Abilene Jun- ior College Task Force, of his college's decision to recall their earlier proposals for the establishment of a branch of CJC here until after the November junior college election. In a letter to Brown, Willis said, ".since the petition for a junior college lax bond issue is being circulated in Taylor Coun- ty and since the task force has decided to continue its efforts for an election in November on the issue, we at Cisco Junior College would like to recall our proposal ani supplements until after the election." Officials of the Cisco college had in July submitted several proposals to the Task Force members about the possibility of a CMC division here. Lloyd London, president of the GIG board, told Chamber of Commerce members here that "Perhaps we could substitute our college for your proposal and let it function In the same manner." The reason for the withdrawing of the Cisco idea, according to Willis' letter is to "give the Task Force and the citizens of Taylor County the opportunity to continue work on the issue without the Cisco Junior College proposal in mind." Brown said Saturday that "We appreciate this attitude on the part ot Cisco Junior College and we will continue our rela- tionships with them during this period aa we make our efforts to secure junior college." Brown said he felt the move by Cisco Junior College would have "no effect on the election" because "it is just a question of whether they (the voters) want to create this needed voca- tional and technical training." If the needed signatures on the petitions now being circulat- ed to call the election are obtained, Brown said, and the elec- tion results call for the creation of a junior college it will show the voters want a college ot their own. The Task Force chairman said he felt "very confident about the outcome of the election and said the response so far shown by the petitions signed and in the office show that if the unre- tiirned petitions average out what the returned ones have, "We will reach the goal of signatures." Willis slated in his letter that "Should (lie November election fail, Cisco Junior College will he in contact with the Task Force to submit another proposal for the establishment of a junior college in Abilene." The prospects for securing facilities In Abilene are extreme- ly good, the letter said, and the Cisco college Is continu- ing our communication with the Coordinating Board and Attor- ney's General's office on all legal questions involved." When the idea for the branch of the Cisco college was first brought up before the Chamber ol Commerce established Task Force, the major obstacte cited was the legal questions involved in the building of a junior college program outside Cisco's dis- trict and how a new plant would be financed at the suggested price ot about J2.75 million. See DECISION. Pg. 5-A suitable scope, in the right place and at the right time. Herzog said President Gamal Abdel Nasser has indicated that Cairo's only aim Is to thrust across the lOJ-mile long canal. It must be obvious that should the cease-fire cease to operate, the next slage will be a very bit- ter struggle with the central theme an attempt by the Egyp- tians to cross the he predicted. Herzog, like several other Is- raeli leaders, questioned Wash- ington's reaction to Israeli com- plaints that the Egyptians had brought up Soviet-built missiles into the Suez Canal standstill zone in violation of the week-old cease-fire. The question, Herzog said, "is whether Ihe desire of U.S. offi- cials to achieve a political us- scess, however short-lived, will blind them lo Ihe facls of life when dealing with the Russians, in which they should now be well-versed." Mordcchai Gazit, deputy di- Abilene May Get Additional Rain If the Weather Bureau is cor- rect, Abilene can expect more rain Sunday. A 20 per cent chance of tliundershowers is predict- ed Sunday afternoon and night. Friday's brief showers in Abilene broke a 73 day record dry spell with precipitation ranging from .66 inch lo 1.43 inches in various sections of the county. Elsewhere In the Big Coun- try, Rising Star Friday re- corded 1.23 Inches Friday, the first rainfall there since July 21 when .40 was recorded. rector-general of the Foreign Ministry, said in a radio inter- view that, in light of "continued Egyptian violations of the Israel is consider- ing easing oft on its contacts with Ihe U.N. peace envoy to the Middle East, Gunnar V. Jar- ring of Sweden. Jarring is in New York trying lo get indirect talks under way among Israel, Egypt and Jor- dan. Howard Peanut Queen By ART LAWLER Reporter-News Staff Writer EASTLAND Howard, 18, a beautiful brun- ette from Cuero in De Witt County, captur- ed the second annual State Peanut Queen title Saturday I before a crowd of 500. First runner- up was Caro- lyn Telford of Atascosa Coun- ty. the daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Telford. Second runner-up was Mari- lyn Hill of Fannin County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will- iam Hill. Third runner up was Mary Anne Woolsey from Wilson County. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. Wool- sey. Miss Howard, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Howard, was in tears lowing the announcement. She said, "I'm so excited I just can't believe it." She performed an Inter- See PEANUT, IPg. HOWARD Boby Tiger, Emu Die ot Zoo Here A baby tiger died of pncaumonia and an emu valued at was killed by a bigger bird Friday afternoon, accord- ing to Abilene Zoo Director Dan Walson. The baby tiger was the second male cub of the four cubs born to Mahri and Rajah to die since their birth Aug. 2. The cub was being cared for in (he home of veterinarian Dr. John Toelkes. Toelkes performed an autopsy, which revealed pneumonia as the cause of death. The two surviving tigers are females and are being kept In the home of zoo foreman Wayne Jones. The 175-pound emu was killed by a 270 pound cassowary after the thunder showers on Friday. "I guess he just couldn't stand Ihe thunder. The cassowary was apparently feeling frisky and apparently pounced on the emu In sort of karate chop. He tore Ihe whoie throat out ftf the Watson said. The bird was taken to UM veternarian, but hU eoodiUoa was hopeless, Witwo Mid. Bolh birds are of the flightiest variety. Watson explained that the cassowary has three toes, the inner of which has a sharp six to eight inch nail. He said the cassowary leaps into See ZOO, Pg. 2-A NEWS INDEX Akilmt Ermtt 7-t> 6-9-D 5-1 Beoki 1J-A in ByBfln. 7-1 ClourfMi 10-13-0 ClOMfMJI 3-1 Cronword J.I Doctw't 1-1 4-A 5-1 Unw M ____ S-l Oil 12-A IB. A M T. Ywr OMJ HMM 1M rf M Wwnw'l Mi-C   

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