Abilene Reporter News, August 23, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

August 23, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES' Byron MORNING, AUGUST 23. 1970-SEVENTY PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS !0c DAILY-20c SUNDAY Lubbock Must Redraw District 'MIRACLE BABY' EDDIE AND HIS LITTLE SISTER at 9 he is 'busy being a little boy' "Slight Chance at Life' Proves Plenty for Eddie i By KATHARYN DUFF Reporter-News Assistant Editor Eddie Jones will enroll toniorrow as a third grader at Bonham'Elementary School. A Wjry, burr heated will be just one of the mob of healthy, kids flocking back to classes and that is, in its normalcy, miraculous. Eddie had small ftance to begin life and, after medical miracle was I accomplished, small chance to live It i HE IS the son of the late Sharon Jones. He was born six and a half months after a wreck Jarred his mother into unconsciousness from which she never aroused. As infant and toddler Eddie drew the attention and concern of many. He was the central figure in a tragedy that touched the sympathies of the nation. All that was another world. Eddie lives now an ordinary life, far removed from headlines. His father has remarried and Eddie now has a little sister, Jackie, 4-plus, and a tiny brother, Monty Owen, about three and a half months old. The family home Is at 618 Lexington. "EDDIE'S JUST busy being a little Mrs. Jones puts it. His family had just as soon keep it that way. Back In 1961, '62, '63 there was publicity to last several lifetimes. Stories and pictures of Eddie and his family and the ordeal to which they were subjected were printed in newspapers all over the world. They were news because, as far as medical records show, none had had an experience quite like theirs. It was with reluctance that Eddie's father decided to open here the family's private life to further public inspection. His decision to do so came as a result of a rejjuest from a Minneapolis newspaper. "Whatever happened to that little boy in Texas whose mother was unconscious so the Midwestern newspaper asked the Associated Press at New York. The question was relayed by New York AP to Dallas, then to The Reporter-News and on to Eddie's father. Jack's first impulse was to protect Eddie from any more public attention. On second and third thought he changed his mind. "Many people do have a stake in Eddie. a lot of prayers and a lot of money gifts helped bring him through, I guess people have the right to Jack reasoned. "So go ahead. Tell them Eddie's just fine We're all doing just fine." THE JONES DRAMA, which was Eddie's drama, began on a cold drizzly winter day, late in the afternoon of Dec. at the See EDDIE'S, Pg. 3-A By The Assedaled Press A major development in the "desegregate now" drive in Texas occurred Saturday in Lubbock but another West Texas town San Angelo had still not reached a workable plan o! integration late Saturday night. And it appeared that the Jus- tice Department, spearheading the drive on the 26 schools for the Department of Health, Edu- cation and Welfare (HEW) was getting tough. In at least three cases and possibly four, the Justice De- partment is expected to file its own plan-or that of HEW- Monday, bypassing the usual procedure of requiring a school to file a plan first. Some schools have said clearly they will file no plan of their own. The major development Sat- urday was at Lubbock, where U.S. Dist. Judge Hal Woodward ordered school boundary lines redrawn. The judge in essence complied with much of the plan advocat- ed by HEW in two days of court hearings, but not all. There was some Indication that redrawing the boundary lines would achieve a predomi- nantly Anglo majority in all the schools, but some observers said there could be an opposite ef- fect. The court appointed a com- mittee to determine how well in- tegration was talcing place. The judge did not close any schools, although government lawyers asked him to do so. Neither did the judge make any changes in elementary schools. He seemed concerned mainly with the high schools and with one predominantly all- black junior high school. The government gave up Its efforts to close 39-year-old Lub- bock High School. Tom Johnson, a lawyer for the schools, said it was too early to determine if the decision would be appealed. Bernie Sha- piro, a government lawyer, said the decision was a compromise and It had not been determined whether the government will ap- peal. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (WMttwr Map, ft. ABILENE AND VICINITY rwmsl-partly and i lltll. cooler Sunday through Monday. Wir, Sunday ntfr m law SimOar nlgM In upper Sfc High Monday In tow Kt. Northerly vlirii five lo 15 miles ptr how bwomlno Mont easterly Monday. Sal. l.m. SM. p.m. l> 91 n 75 95 7i 9S n 77 75 77 77 74 82 74 _ _ High and low lor wiling p.m.: W and 73. and low Mm. lMt VMf: H ftnd 75. Suniel last nlghl: nnrlM today: sunset tonight! Barometer reading at f p.m.; 91.09. Humidity at p.m.: 85 per cent. In San Angelo, where U.S. District Judge Joe Kstes Friday issued an order calling for the opening of school on schedule Monday, day of informal talks Saturday did no good. School Superintendent G. B. Wadzeck told The Reporter- News "no decision had been reached" by Saturday night after a series of meetings with Justice Department officials and school officials. "Informal talks will be held again Wadzeck said, but he noted those participating in the talks had been asked not to release to members of the press details of the talks. The formal hearing about desegregation in San Angelo was recessed until Monday at a.m. by Judge Estes. The Justice Department filed suit Aug. 7 against the 26 schools in four federal district courts. The aim was to enforce HEW guidelines on the districts before classes began. The schools reacted wilh sur- prise. Many of them had re- ceived approval of federal au- thorities for their freedom-of- choice operations or felt they were In compliance with HEW rules. To all appearances, HEW scrapped earlier standards and demanded what its spokesmen called "unitary systems." What this means, said spokes- men, varies from school district to school district. HEW claimed, in effect, that the districts were operating one system for Ne- groes and another for whites de- spite the freedom of choice plan, and that if all-black school re- mained within the district, then See SCHOOLS, Pg. Vice President to Reaffirm U.S. Commitments to Asia Nixon Shifts Running Style By WALTER R. WEARS AP Political Writer WASHINGTON M. Nixon, once labeled "a chronic campaigner" by his presidential predecessor, has the biggest favor he can do for Republican candidates in 1970 is to perform in the White House, not on the political plat- form. But the Nixon White House !s it probably will be turning up in some campaign battleground states before the Nov. 3 elections. In Niion's view, state cam- paigns, particularly for the Sen- AMI AMiyeis U.S. Pilots Can Hit Any Cambodian Site U.S. planes flew support this week for Cambodian forces bat- tling six to nine miles north of Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital.________ NEWS INDEX SAIGON (AP) U.S. pilots are free to go anywhere la Cam- bodia and attack enemy troops and supply lines, informed sources said Saturday. While this was the first time this bad been disclosed, the in- formants insisted it represented Do change In policy. The fame guideline holds as before, the informants added: That pilots at free to attack any tfcne that military officials believe enemy troops might paw t threat to in South Vietnam. Hie Informants reported that most- U.S. air strikes are con- fined to the east of the Mekong River to northeastern Cambo- dia, where new enemy supply UIM from Laos have been es- tablished stnce the anted incur- aion in eastern Cambodia last 7-D 5-1 4-1 10.1 3-D Jimkb Prate M ttnitmnum Oil 10-1I-D 2-1 J.I t-0 IS, 7-1 J, Tbe qoMtta of where U.S. pi- lOtt BMJT fap flyiflf CUM Up when asked h 7-0 1-1 TV Trt (M M rf SMI. I) Newi ate, are affected by the big is- sues a president handles in the White House. "He says the best way he can help is in the way he has things functioning said Herbert G. Klein, director of communi- cations for the administration. There remains the possibility of some old-fashioned campaign- ing by the President late in Oc- tober; the schedule then Is flexi- ble. But for the present, Nixon's travels will be under the heading of "bringing govern- ment to the people." Whatever the description, the political impact is evident. "I believe there is benefit in bringing the White House to San Clemente or to Fargo or to Nixon said of his travels. I Uunk this whole program of bringing ment to the people can be served by having the White House go to the country from time to time The cause of more Republican government may be served, too, by such journeys as the one Nix- on made on July 24 to Fargo, N.D. and Salt Lake City. Nut only did Republican Sen- ate candidates from North Da- kota and Utah join the Presi- dent; Rep. Clark MacGregor of Minnesota came across 'the state lint for some exposure de- signed to help in Ms Senate campaign against former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey. At baseball's AU Star game in Cincinnati a Nixon companion was Rep. Robert Taft Jr. of Ohio, running for the Senate against Democrat Howard Met- zenbaum. In Denver on Aug. 3, Nixon met with 175 state law enforce- ment officials, and took the oc- casion to criticize the Demo- cratic Congress for inaction on crime control bills. "We're See NIXON, Pg. SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) Vice President Spiro T. Ag- new left for Asia Saturday bear- ing President Nixon's declara- tion that the United States plans to maintain its presence in Southeast Asia. Both Nixon and Agnew em- phasized in short statements on the lawn outside the Western White House that the vice presi- dent will tell leaders of four Asian nations that the United Slates will stand by its Asian commitments wliile lowering its Far East profile. Their words provided at least an indirect reply to renewed Senate efforts against expansion of U.S. Asian committments and were intended to remind Asians that the the determining U.S. pol- icy. Agnew then flew by helicopter from here to El Toro Marine Air Station, where Air Force 2 took off for Asia at a.m. Scheduled stops are South Ko- rea, Nationalist China, Thailand and South Vietnam. Agnew said his trip is intend- ed "as a distinct reaffirmation of our committment that the American presence in Southeast Asia is something we are deter- mined to maintain and that our friend.; can depend upon us." Nixon said Agnew will loll Asian leaders that U.S. policy does not envision a U.S. with- drawal froni the area. The President said Agncw will report to him on his first-hand Impression on either Aug. 31 or Sept. 1. Before conferring with the President, Agnew met with Dr. Henry Kissinger, the Presi- dent's top national security ad- viser. Like the 11-nation tour of Asia and the Pacific that he took ear- lier in the year, Agnew's new venture is keyed to the Nixon Doctrine, the policy announced by the President a year ago which combines a reduction of the American presence in Asia with a reaffirmation of treaty commiltmenls and greater em- phasis on Asian self-help. Enroute to Asia, Agnew planned an overnight stop at the mid-Pacific island of Guam aft- er refueling of his plane at Ha- waii. Agnew's first Asian stop Is South Korea, where the vice president is to give assurances the United States will assist in the modernization of that na- tion's military forces as some of troops there are withdrawn. After Korea, Agnew heads south to Nationalist China, Thai- land and South Vietnam. There also have been unconfirmed re- ports of a quick visit to Cambo- dia. The vice president will advise Asian leaders not lo be upset by Ihe activities and statements of antiwar forces in.the Senate and the nation at large. But Agnew's diplomatic mis- sion has been complicated by in- creasing evidence that longtime Senate supporters of the admin- istration's Vietnam policy agree wilh war foes that the U.S. com- mitment in Southeast Asia should not be extended. Didn't survive A large tree in the front yard of Miss Lois Adrian's home at 741 Elm St. has survived quite a few storms, but Saturday afternoon's thunderstorm finally got it, A bolt of lightning split the tree shortly after 5 p.m., ac- cording to Miss Adrian, (Staff Photo) Snap, Crackle: Storm Victims Tree, Radio At least one lightning-struck tree and a dead radio were attributed to the thunderstorm that hit Abilene about 5 p.m, Saturday. The U.S. Weather Bureau recorded .28 Inches of rain from the storm to bring the total for the year to inches. Normal for the year is 15.67. Rainfall within the city was heavier with .48-inch recorded at 1026 Cedar and .M at 682 E.N. 15th. Shortly after Ihe rains began, an automobile accident occurred on N. 1st by the Bootery. Reported I n satisfactory condition in Hcndrick Memorial Filipino Captain, 5 Crewmen Remain on Burning Freighter SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A determined Philippine skipper and five of bis crew stuck with their sinking freighter, the Don Jose Figneras, afire in the Pa- cific MO mites northwest of San Francisco Saturday. The Coast Guard, after earlier reporting word that the entire crew of 39 and two passengers had abandoned ship to the near- by Japanese freighter Cuba Mam, said it received the later information in a direct commu- aicatkM from the sMB. Cant. Demosthenes Gabac ra- dioed tat kte Tcasd, her bull cractad afti No, I, 3 and J burning, wss stffl staking but that he and the (to crewmen "will stay on board until the last." Apparently moderate seas and the presence of the Cuba Maru and another Japanese freighter, the Ogishima Maru, changed the captain's mind. There were no reports of inju- ries and a circling Coast Guard aircraft reported that crewmen and passengers in life rafts had been picked up by the Cuba Maru. Earlier, with fire roaring in three holds and a 23 degree starboard list from flooding, Gabac had radioed: 'Abandoning ship now. No re- No recourse. Fire be- ynnd control. Crack in hold No. The 466-foot, vessel, only three years old, is owned by the Republic of the Philip- pines. It was reported en route from Pusan, Korea, to Panama, when fire broke out late Friday night. The Figueras indicated fire started In No. 3 hold in general cargo of unspecified nature, then spread to Nos. 2 and 4 holds. Early messages said the situation was desperate almost immedUteiy. About mldmorning, Saturday, water pumps quit workmg and a crack appeared in the portstde hull of hold t Flames were re- ported "very strong." Hospital Saturday night following the accident were Mrs. Arlene Davis Gooch, 55, of Walnut; Bennie Mark Jones, 19, 4033 Ligustrum and Nancy Prock, 18, of 1441 Roanoak. According to police reports, Miss Prock was a passenger In a car driven by Jones which was headed west on N. 1st when the accident occurred at p.m. The other car, driven by Mrs. Gooch, was also headed west on N. 1st, when the wreck took place, police said. Only one report of lightning damage was reported. A large tree was split by a bolt of lightning about p.m. Saturday in the front yard of See WEATHER, Pg. t-A Z-Day ABILENE ToUl Municipal Airport Total for Year Normal for Year 13.84 15.87 1026 Cedar .......411.37 S82E.iV.15th MM ALBANY ..........17 ANSON Tr. BAIRD 30 BRECKENRIDGE .....07 BRONTE 1.00 CISCO I.4d CLYDE ............M COLEMAN Tr. DELBON .30 DUBLW ...........04 GORMAN......... .40 RANGER Tr. SYLVESTER .47 WINTERS iflj ;