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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 21, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT flOTH YEAR, NO. 66 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 21, THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Associated Prta GET UP Santos, a 7-year-old Indian from Lawton, Okla., de- cided to be different Thursday and ride'an ele- phant instead of a horse. The young Indian boy is one of several hundred war dancers partici- pating in the American Indian Exposition being held this week at The ele- .phants are owned by Hemos Cristiani of Sara- sota, with his show in Ana- darko to see the Indian pageant. (AP Wirephoto) By ELLIE RUCKER United Corp. Is Hot Abilene United Fund Q. Please' advise what percentage of moncy.glvon 1b ihe United Fund goes (o United Incorporated? I see where United }nc. pays a dividend each year. A. The Unlled Fund of Abilene pays no 'dividends, is not a profit organization; It's the medium through which money is raised for most charity and welfare agencies. There is a mutual fund, United Fund Inc., headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., which has United Accumulative Fund, Uniled Income Fund, United Science Fund, Uniled Vanguard Fund. These do pay dividends, but none of them has any connection what- soever with the Abilene Uniled Fund charity drive, Q. Say, where in (he world can you purchase a flagpole? I've Wed every place in town, but with no luck. Could you please find out some information for me? A. At least one of the hardware slores listed in the telephone book carries flags with the poles on them. They'll be glad lo sell you the pole, but Uie flag goes with it. It's about five feet long and suitable for mounting on Ihe outside of your home or business. Host of the lumber companies have the dowel pins that are used for flagpoles and will cut them to whatever length you want. If you're searching for the steel type pole that has ropes for raising and lowering the flag, it doesn't come already prepared for Installation; you'll have to work with a welder to convert a piece of steel into a (lag- pole. Q. Has anyone broken Craig Breed- love's land speed record that he set In 1J65? A. No. it still stands. 1965 he achieved the highest speed ever recorded by a mechanically-propelled wheeled vehicle at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah. On his second i run his times were seconds for Ihe kilometer mph) and 5.919 seconds for the mile (608.211 Q. I'd like to lose my "southern drawl." Coold you please tell me where or what might be available for Is there a speech course or speech therapist available? A. This is a switch, all those Nawthawhcrs are wishing they had one! Dwane Carter, speech pathologist and audiplogist, said your best bet is to find someone to work with, you privately for a few weeks. He recommended two student. therapists and we're sending you their names: They charge an hour; an experienced speech therapist with a PhD jrould charge about an hour. Carter said your problem will be with the use of vowels and final endings of words, especially the and after a few weeks training you can work on your own with the help of a tape recorder. Address questions Acflfla Lite, Box 51, Abilene, Texas 1MU. Names will not be used but question must be signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbers If possible. .22 Rain Marked; More Is Predicted which have teased the Big Country during the past week, finally brought a ijiiiiiiiiiiiii IT ABILENE Municipal Airport Total'for Year Normal for Year 1026 'Cedar 682 E.N. 15th N. Bth Mulberry ALBANY ANSON ISAIRD BALLINGFJl BRECKENRIDGE CISCO CLYDE COLEMAN COLORADO CITY EASTLAND GOREK GORMAN HAMLTN HASKELL HAWLEY KNOX CITY MERKEL MORAN PAINT ROCK PUTNAM It ANGER RISING STAR ROBY ROTAN RULE SEYMOUR STAMFORD SWEETWATER WEINERT Fri. 3-Day Total .22 .41 13.55 .82 .80 .61 .80 1.15 .70 1.20 2.00 2.70 .30 .62 .90 1.30 1.60 1.30 1.50 .20 .02 .37 1.57 :40 -.30 .10 .95 .80 1.25 .20 1.90 1.40 1.90 Tr. .25 .35 .90 Tr. .50 .92 Tr. .35 .04 .30 2.00 .64 1.60 .65 .70 "good rain" to the area, with up lo two inches at Baird, Thursday night.and early Friday. The Weather Bureau at Abilene, Municipal Airport re- corded only .22 inch but reports in other sections of town marked up to .82 inch at 1026 Cedar. TTie official reading at the airport showed a .41 inch total since Wednesday, brigning the total rainfall for Ihe year to 13.55. The normal for the year lo date is 15.63, and it's likely that Abilene and the area will get more rain Friday. The forecast calls for a 50 per cent chance of rain today, de- creasing to 30 per cent Friday night and Saturday. Knox City recorded 1.40 inches during the night while Easlland recorded 1.57 inches and'Weine'rt received 1.60. Cisco gained 1.30 inches. Hoby received .92 inch and Ranger recorded .90 inch, while Stamford, Haskell, and Albany reported .80 inch of moisture. Sweetwaler received .64 inch and Brcckcnridge, .62 inch. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ES5A WEATHER BUREAU (Wialher Mip, Pg. ?-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (JfWnile radius) Cfoudy vrilh A possibility of thundsrshowers Friday arxl Friday n-ghl. Parity cloudy and warmer Saturday tvllh ihowers. High Friday in the upper Bfc, Ike Friday In low 70s arid Ihe high Saturday In Ibe low 90s.- Winds from Ihe wulh 10 m.p.n. ProtsUtllv CHJ rain per cent Friday and 30 per cenl Friday ivghl and SahJrdAy. Htgh and low for hours ending 9 a.m.: 94 and 73. High ard Jove for same period last year: 101 and 71. Sumel last n'nhl: p.m. Sunrise loday: a.m. Sunsel lorugtit: p-m. No Kent Sniper Located by FBI KENT, Ohio (AP) A slaff member of the President's Com- mission on Campus Unrest said today the FBI has found no evi- dence that a sniper was on the Kent Stale .University campus when four students were shot to death May 4. George Warren, nn attorney from Lansing, Mich., told the commission he had access to the FBI report wlu'ch said an "intensive search" was made for a sniper. "The evidence indicates that there was no person other than a Guardsman that discharged a firearm on May 4, War- ren said. Shortly after Hie shooting there were reports of a sniper incident before Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on a gathering of students on the campus. Guardsmen were on the campus lo maintain order. Wan-en, under questioning by commission altoniey Kenneth G. Mclntyre, said a photogra- pher was on the roof of Taylor Hall, overlooking the shooting scene. He said the photographer "had a camera mounted on a ri- fle or gunstock, something that could have looked like a fire- ami." The commission is concluding a three-day hearing on the cam- pus near the scene of the shoot- ing incident. Warren, 31, said the FBI re- covered a military bullet from as far as one mile from the shooting sile. He said the bullet found in an apartment bujlding. "He'also Mid agentiTpicked up about KO'pounds of rocks, slicks and other missiles from the hill- side where the Incident oc- curred. In testimony late Thursday, a Kent State'coed told the com- mission that when the shooting began she thought, "This is Ohio.! We're civilized. This just can't be happening." liarbara Knapp, 22, said she had been apathetic until she saw National Guardsmen on the campus. "I'm very concerned about my she said. Brig. Gen. Robert Canter- bury, the man in charge of troops on the campus, said he broke up a Cambodia protest rally at the orders of the school president, Robert I. White. White, who testified Wednes- day, said he had no role in the decision. Ohio Gov. James A. Rhodes ordered guardsmen onto the campus and declared a state of emergency. White testified he understood (his to mean a ban on all rallies. Miss Knapp, describing the student-guardsmen confronta- tion that also left 11 students wounded, told the commission the soldiers "just came over the hill with rifles and gas masks. "I supposed we were going to be tear-gassed she said. "Then Ihe firing began." Canterbury, an assistant Ohio Market Higher NEW YOIiK (AP) The stock market opened higher in moderate trading today. adjutant general, testified that guardsmen were given no order to shoot. A crowd started moving in on the troops when they reached the top of the hill, he said. "Several hundred were clos- ing in our right Canter- bury related. "These people were. 'kill the pigs, stick the pigs.' Canterbury said he first heard a single shot. "This was closely followed by a volley fired by guardsmen." Southern Cemetery Refuses Black Victim of Viet War FORT PIERCE, (AP) A cemetery that advertises free burial plots (o former service- men won't lake a young soldier killed in Vietnam. Spec. 4 Pon- dextcur E. Williams is unwant- ed because he's black. Williams, 20, was killed by a morlar barrage Aug. 8 in Viet- nam. His body arrived home Wednesday, and an undertaker asked officials of Hillcrest Me- morial Gardens about a free plot. James Llvesay, cemetery manager, went lo the home of Williams' mother, Mrs. Mary Campbell, and said he would face lawsulls from white buyers If he violated the "whiles only" clause of the contracts the cemetery has entered since it began In ISM. "When they told me this, I'm the kind of person who says if it's privately owned, I say it's theirs and that's said Mrs. Campbell, a 36-year-old paslry cook who earns ?74.83 weekly. "I'm the kind of person who wouldn't want to cause nobody any (rouble. I'm going lo bury my boy in the black cemetery Sunday." "I really felt awful bad about Mrs. Campbell said Thurs- day night. "He could go over there and figM war and Ihe col- or didn't mean anylhing. He could sit down and eat and Ihe color didn't mean anything. Then he's dead and the color means something." Llvesay offered to pay the for a plol at Pine Grove, customary burial place for Jerry Ixwis, a Kent Stale so- ciology professor, testified that the students "were just moving to where (lie action was." Frank Frisna, student body president at the lime of the dis- orders, teslitied lhal during a meeting between Rhodes and law enforcement officials, Rhodes contended there was a cadre of militants lhat went from campus to campus causing trouble. "He (Rhodes) called llicra- professionals and said they were worse than Brownshlrts of Frisna testified. The commission Interrupted testimony Thursday lo with- draw subpoenas for two Nalion- al Guard officers who were at Kent during Ihe incident. Capt. Raymond Srp and Lt. Alexander Stevenson had peti- tioned U.S. District Court in Cleveland for a lemporary in- junction against being ofrced to lestify. They said it would vio- late their righls against sell-in- criminalion. Border Pact Seen Nixon, Mexican Leader Agree to End Disputes blacks in Fort Pierce. Mrs. Campbell said she was undecid- ed about accepting the offer. Livesay said Ihe threat of law suits made his decision firm; "Even though we deeply sympa- thize with Ihe family, we are powerless lo do anything." The ad, run frequently in the local newspaper, said in large type: "Notice to ali veterans who have honorably served (heir country in limes of war or peace." In small type the ad continued, "and who are. other- wise qualified for burial In Hill- crest Memorial Gardens." The qnalificalions were not spelled out. Livesay said the 42-acre cem- etery had set aside one-fourth acre for the free military funer- als and It was nearly filled. PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexi- co (AP) Meeting in an atmos- phere of fiesta, President Nixon and President Gustavo Diaz Or- daz Hgreed Thursday night to end 122 years of border disputes resulting from Ihe shifting Rio Grande. The two chief executives hoped lo end territorial contro- versy forever between tlieir two nations by selling Ihe boundary between Texas arid Mexico in Ihe center of the Rio Grande. "Two peoples married by ge- ography should have no prob-.. lems in delineating pur' bor- Diaz Ordaz told report- ers. Since Ihe end of the Mexican War in 1848, the constant ing of the Rio Grande has gen- erated endless squabbling by putting small parcels of land first in one country and then in the other. Afler the presidential announcement, White House Press Secretary Ronald L. Zie- gler told newsmen the Iwo gov- ernments had worked oul a sys- tem of "compensating factors" which would come into play whenever the river bed shifts. Details of the agreement were to be disclosed in a communique later today. Brave Act Paves Way For Wedding COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Roger Penwoll's act of bravery has put money in his bank ac- count and cleared Ihe way for him to marry his girlfriend, Nancy. Penwell, 23, dodged bullets last Saturday night and ran down Air Force 1st Lt. William L. Harris wilh his motorcycle. Penwell had spotted Harris running from a suburban de- partment store in which a bomb had just exploded. Harris is ac- cused of that bombing and an- other one in Whitehall shopping center. "We felt that heroism like lhal should not go said Charles Radow of the Mo- lorcyclc Dealers Association of Ohio, which gave Penwell a new motorcycle. In addition, Penwell received nearly Thursday from grateful area store owners, a new crash helmel, one year of free insurance and 100 gallons of gasoline. Mayor M. E. Scnscnbrenncr issued a proclamation com- memorating Pcnwell's courage. It was a turning point in the life of Penwell, a twice-wounded Vietnam veteran, who served a prison term for assault and battery and concealing sto- len property. "The reason (he money I got is so important is because I'm on probation, and in order to get permission from the probation people to get married I have to have in Ihe he said. "The past is behind me now. All I to rio Is settle down." Penwell has been helping him- self, too. He found a good-pay- ing job as a .filler wilh a manu- facturing firm and has begun a correspondence course In draft- ing under the GI bill. Zieglcr said at present one major area is still in dispute, a tract of about acres near Presidio, Tex. Nixon expressed confidence that the Mexican Congress would approve the agreement. He said it would be submitted to the U.S. Senate as a treaty, and "while we have some difficul- ties wilh some voles in the Sen- ate, the secretary o( stale as- sures me that we oan get a unanimous vote on (his Ircaly." The U.S. President also re- ported thai he and his host had made progress on the problem of salinity in the Colorado River after it crosses the- border where California, Arizona and Mexico mcel. Mexico wants more water from the upper Col- orado to reduce the salt content. The 26-hour visit by the Presi- dent and Mrs. Nixon to the west const resort was marked by un- usual warmth and elaborate expressions of friendship be- tween the Iwo leaders. Nixon said lie was "particularly touched" by the welcome. The two prcsidenls, who met last near Del Rio, Tex., 11 months ago, were greeted wilh streams of confetti, mariachi bands, festooned donkeys, clanging church bells, bouquets of flowers tnd a turnout of sev- eral thousand in the narrow cob- bleslone streets. Drowning Victim Found in Hubbard BRECKENRIDGE (HNS) Ozie Lee (Jack) Hollingsworlh, 45, of Brcckcnridge, supervisor for Vintage Homes Inc., drowned aboul p.m. Thursday while swimming in a cove on Ihe cast side of Hubbard Lake. The body was recovered at a.m. Friday by. lira Breckcnridge teenagers, Royce Loven and Robert Flalter. STEPHENS COUNTY Sheriff Don Hagland said he was called about p.m. when companions of the vklim becajne alarmed when he fcad not returned. Hollingsworlh was swimming in about 10 feet of water when tie disappeared. The local Civil Defense unit, fire department, Breckcnridge Rescue unit and numerous volunteers with boats and lights searched for the body for about two hours in a pouring rain. Funeral Is pending at Satterwhite Funeral Home. MR. JIOLLINGSWORTH was born Scpl. 3, 1924 in Rule. He married Effie Lou Davidson April 2, 1944 in Childress. For the past two years, he had been employed by Vintage Homes here, but had lived In Albany until June 1, 1970. He was a veleran of World War II. Survivors include bis wife; two daughters, Peggy Ann of Die homo and Mrs. Richard Grassland of Albany; a son, Carroll Lee of Norfolk, Va.; his mother, Mrs. Estelle Hollingsworlh. of Rule; four brothers, Tunny of Albany, 0. C. of O'Donnell, Russell of Rochester and David of Wichita Falls; four sisters, Mrs. Vivian Ashlcv of Hpbart, Ind., Mrs. Dorolhy earmark of Hochcslcr, Mrs. Etta Mae Brazell of El Paso, and Mrs. Jessie Webb of O'Donnell; five grandchildren. NEWS INDEX Amusements SB Bridge................7B Clossified.......... 12-18B Comics 1 IB Editorials 108 Kcrosccpe 7A Hosoilol Parienli 9A Otailuaries 2A Sports 11-I3A To Your Good Heallh 7A TV Leg............5A Worren's News Manikin Finally Laughs, Ending 4-Hour Search PHILADELPHIA (AP) Herman, the reluctant manikin, slood frozen for four hours while police, guards and man-hUEling dogs prowled a department store searching for a mysterious burglar. Finally the manikin laughed and Ihe search was over. Herman, a 14-year-old whose last name was withheld, told Judge William J. McLaughlin lie spent the evening of July 19 shopping at Gimbels and fell asleep on a sofa in the furniture department. The boy gave this account: He woke about midnight and found himself alone in Ihe dark- ened store.--He discovered the telephones were dead and he was locked in. So he spent sev- eral hours wandering through, the slore trying on ladles' dress- es, wigs and accessories. Finally, fully outfitted, he de- liberalely tripped a burglar alarm and waited to be rescued. When he saw police arriving wilh dogs he panicked. "I thought they would just chew me he told the judge. So, grabbing a handbag, Her- man leaped onto a counter, struck a pose and held it. For the next four hours, police searched, dogs sniffed and Her- man posed. Finally a woman security guard passed Herman's perch and remarked, What a pretty Negro That .was too much. Herman laughed and retorled, "Honey, you -wouldn't- kid me, would Judge' McLaughlin dismissed charges of burglary, larceny and goods. He found Herman guilty of attempt- ed larceny'.and. sent youth development'center.
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