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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR- WORLD EXACTLY AS IT TEXAS, 79604rSUNDAY MORNING. AUGUST 30, 1970-ONE HUNDRED PAGES IN SEVEN SECTIONS IQc DAILY-20- SHN PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) Aided by 50 teen-age commandos, Cambodian gov- ernment troops drove off an en- emy attack Saturday five miles south of, this capital city. The fighting raged for eight hours. At one point, the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong at- tackers, supported by local guerrillas, got within 40 yards of government' lines. The battle marked the latest round in. a series of probing as- saults against Phnom Penh's outer defense lines. The commander, of the gov- ernment troops estimated the enemy force at 300 men, includ- ing a large number Cambodian guerrillas. It marked the first time any sizable number of lo- cal guerrilla fighers were in ac- tion near the capital. 'The defending government force also numbered about 300 of which 250 were government regulars and the other 50 were teen-age recruits. The enemy tosses were un- kniown. The attack force dragged their' casualties off the battlefield. Losses to govern- ment troops were said to be two killed and two wounded. The attack was aimed at the government positions at Moat Krasar Krao, a locality well within artillery and rocket range of Phnom Penh: .'Before they left thfe area, the attackers scattered leaflets call- ing on the government soldiers to rally to .their side and join the fight against "American imperi- DAY Anoduted <JP) Chicano Rally Erupts in Riot for a mother that had covered Whites Threaten to Remove Bodies as Black GI Buried FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) A black soldier, who died in Vietnam and lay in a coffin while lawyers battled over his funeral, was buried Saturday in an all-white cemetery as some white grave owners threatened to remove their relatives' bod- ies. Hillcrest Memorial Gardens had refused lo bury the body of Hashish Smuggling Plane Chased Down IRAKLION, Crete (AP) An American twin-engine plane, carrying worth 'of smuggled hashish, was seized on this Greek island Saturday after being chased across the Mediterranean by Lebanese and Greek jet fighters. Police said five Americans aboard the Convair 240 were ar- rested. The plane and its cargo of pounds of hashish were seized. Before the jets forced them to land at Iraklion airport, the men had swapped cigarettes for hashish at a secret Lebanese landing strip and made off SMOKING 'FOWLS' BUCKLEYS' NEST Abilene firemen Saturday battled a fire possibly started by a bird with a cigarette. Firemen responded to a call Saturday afternoon at 1709 S. 19th, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Buckley. The Buckleys were bricking their house, and on one side the exposed window facings were being used by nesting birds. A fire department official said that one of the birds probably carried a lit cigarette into his Best, causing the fire. "Only the one window facing was destroyed, and damage to the house was described as light. through a hail of police gunfire, officials in Beirut reported. The official Lebanese state- ment also said! two British planes were among the air ar- mada that the aircraft from the Middle East. But the Royal Air Force in London de- nied it. John M. Cusack, chief of Eu- ropean operations for the U.S. Bureau of Narcotics and Dan- gerous Drugs, said in Paris that police forces and air traffic con- trollers throughout the eastern Mediterranean helped track the plane. With warplanes from various bases standing ready to inter- cept it, Cusack said, the plane flew erratically for a time and then was tracked over Cyprus and Rhodes. Running low on fuel and need- ing minor repairs, the aircraft finally landed at Iraklion where authorities had been forewarned that a suspicious plane was heading in their direction from the Middle East. A search disclosed the 13 bags of processed hashish, and police arrested all of the men dn board. They were identified by Cu- SRck in Paris as John Robert Moore, 41, Las Vegas, Nev., the pilot; copilot Philip Irwin Amos, 30, and Kenneth Connell, 28, both of California; David Man- tell, 30, of Ohio; and Robert Black, 29, of Illinois. 20-year-old Army Spec. 4 Pon- dexteur E. Williams since Aug. 20, but a U.S. District judge or- dered the burial. As cemetery manager James A. Livesay supervised final pre- parations for the burial one eld- erly man angrily confronted him in his office. "I don't want my brother and his wife .buried here, with nig- shouted E.J. Moulder, 79. He demanded to have grave markers t removed from the graves and asked Livesay, "Why didn't you take it to a higher Later, Moulder said he owns the plot next to that of his broth- er and sister-in-law for himself and is considering having all the bodies moved out. "It's degrading to the ceme- Moulder said. "Why don't they bury him over the hill where he belongs? It's a Uiird- rate cemetery now." Livesay told a newsman, "This goes on all the time." "Some people want to remove their loved he said, but added, "I don't anticipate any, though. These first reactions will cool down." On his desk was a stack of more than 200 "poison pen let- ters" from across, the country, all received Thursday and Fri- day. Three secretaries were opening an equally large stack of mail from Saturday. But Williams was buried, with his mother's Bible on his berib- boned cftest. Army riflemen fired 21 rounds into the cloudless sky as Wil- liams' mother, Mary Campbell, soaked her twisted handkerchief and white gloves with tears. She received from Army Maj. Lud- wig Bezemek the American flag which had draped her son's cof- fin. The GI coffin was lowered into a grave in a special section reserved for veterans of the armed forces and their families. LOS ANGELES (AP) A Mexican-American antiwar ral- ly in East Los Angeles erupted in violence Saturday when loot- ing in a liquor store nearby led to an incident touching off a riot that lasted about four hours, of- ficials said. No deaths were confirmed and earlier reports by sheriff's officers of two deaths proved wrong. Officers used tear gas to dis- perse demonstrators. Reports often conflicted or changed. At one time the sher- iff's office said two had died, then lhat one was killed. "We were the victims of poor infor- a deputy explained. Both the police and sheriff's office termed the outbreak "def- initely a riot." A fire station was damaged by fire and a de- partment store was destroyed. As night fell following a swel- tering afternoon, some 500 offi- cers remained at the scene, a one-mile-square area sealed off by roadblocks. Demonstrators burned build- ings, smashed store windows and injured police officers in pockets of a five-mile-square area of East Los Angeles, where one million Mexican-Americans reside. Stores with "brown pow- er" signs supporting the rally were spared. Police said demonstrators smashed and burned two squad cars. Officers said 25 policemen were hurt, one requiring sur- gery. They said at least 23 dem- onstrators were injured. The office reported fifl arrests. Cr A spokesman said the mislak- en reports of deaths occurred when a car carrying two men rammed a police barricade and then slammed into a power pole. Both were at first reported dead, the sheriff seriously in- jured, and the other unhurt. The snapped power line caused a blackout to resi- dents for many hours after- ward. The trouble erupted near a Mexican-American rally at La- guna Park, where antiwar sup- porters had gathered after a three-mile peaceful march. Rally sponsors denounced the violence and said they didn't do any thing to start it. A rally or- ganizer, Gonzalp Javier, termed the outbreak "very dishearten- ing" but accused deputies and police of using too much force too Fast. The clash "tragically docu- ments what the attitude of po- lice is against Mexicans In this asserted Javier. Rally spokesman- said the trouble started because officers moved in without warning, causing some persons lo panic and fight back. "They didn't give us any warning before they set off the tear one person com- plained. Deputies said that al- though only handfuls of demon- strators had caused trouble, they had to clear everyone out of Ihe park to disperse the troublemakers. Officers said the trouble broke out when youlhs tried to loot a liquor store near the rally site and greeted summoned offi- cers with rocks and bottles. Particularly hard hit was a two-mile stretch of Whitter Boulevard, the main thorough- ff.re in the community. The rally, billed as the Na- tional Chicano Moratorium, had been predicted to draw Americans of Spanish descent from around the nation. Far fewer showed up. LBJ Park Termed 'Act of Affection' TODAY'S NEWS INDEX Abilmt EvcnH 9 AmuiemcnH, 9-11.B Aitrolojir 2.B Auirin Notebook 12-D Bwry'i VYorld J-B BrWse tinmen Croamdt Report Craiiworrf Iditorioli 10-B 4-B 7-1 2. D 8-B 8-8 10-C form Newi............fl.J Hospital Potientt 12-D Jumble Fault......... g.g Letter to Servicemen 8-B Market. Obituaries 4.4 Oil Po9e 12-B J.B To Your Good Heotfh 4-B TV Tab Iniert) Women'! Newi By BETTYE NICHOLS Special to The Reporter-News STONEWALL-The bands played, nags waved and thousands gathered at the 269- acre Lyndon B. Johnson Stale Park Saturday for the formal dedication ceremony of the park, located on the Pedernales River near Stonewall. Former President- Johnson, Luei and Lynda, along with their families, made the state park a very special place despite the August heat, felt Intensely under the live oak trees surrounding the dedication stage. The key-note speaker, Lt. Gov. Ben. Barnes, spoke of the park as "tangible expression of affection by the people of the state for President Johnson." He said that Johnson's record proved him as the greatest conservation president since Theodore Roosevelt. Lady Bird was referred to by Barnes when he said, "No president had a more willing partner than you, M r. President." Barnes said, "The park is a tribute to a man and the country from which he sprang. And a belated Happy Birthday, Mr. President. May you spend many more days looking across the Pedernales River to this park that will bear your name forever." Johnson's 62nd birthdav was Oilmen to Seek Price Hike ft To Reporter-News Combination Subscribers (MORNING-EVENING AND SUNDAY) BEGINMNG-SEPT. 1st. the price per month will be '3.25 a month. four tmrHtr in 33% of and tht reetnt phot inerMfa in nnriprint itill fbiorb 60% of tint amount. ifmenrtfy mppneiattd mod loofc to you. KERRVILLE, Tex. (AP) Texas independent oil men de- clared Saturday the state has reached its capacity of oil pro- .duction and a price increase is essential to encourage new ex- ploralion and recovery. Asserting that the nation is confronted with a serious fuel crisis, they voted to seek a price increase of crude oil in "the in- terest of national security" and to meet growing U.S. demands. And, they said, the "most practical alternative" to the proposed increase Is "govern- ment help." Some preferred "government That was the tone of a resolu- tion hammered out amid much controversy at a meeting of the executive committee of the Tex- as Independent Petroleum and Royalty Owners Association TIPRO is the state's largest Independent oil association. The group broke from its agenda for a stormy, debate on the problems facing the inde- pendent operators and several said they were now "ready to fight" for higher crude prices. committee endorsed a statement by President William J. Murray of Austin lo the Rail- road Commission that the state is now producing oil at a rate lhat ft cannot efficiently sustain over a long period of time. step further, Murray said in. effect Uut Texas has ex- hausted Kg "net, sustainable, ef- ficient, spare production capad- Murray, among the flirt In the Industry to warn that ipart capacity estimates a myth, said the 79.9 per cent de- mand factor for September will require Texas to produce more oil than it can maintain without waste. Jn an indirect response (o some critics, Murray told the 30 oil men that oil is not being withheld from the market to force prices up. Murray, a former chairman of the Railroad Commission, said: "What I'm saying is, if you've got it, let's let them have it, even at the discount prices. But let's clear up the illusion that we're withholding it from the public we haven't been and aren't going lo withhold oil to get a price increase but we've run out." Julian M-artin of the TIPRO staff asserted that "as long as Washington thinks the state has two million plus spare capa- city, you're not going lo get a price increase." James West of Stamford said, in a resolution, that a price in- crease is necessary if more oil is to be produced from expanded drilling in reworking of old pro- jects. J-JJ f" Chamber of Commerce Push For JC Petition Under Way The Abilene Chamber of Commerce Sat- urday issued a call for more people to sign petitions for a junior college election. "It is said President Ed N. Wish- camper, "that 385 more signatures be secured on the election' petitions bv Thursday." J ffas speaking far Judge Raleigh Brown, chairman of the chamber's Junior College Task Force, who was out of town. Wishcamper invited citizens to call the Chamber of Commerce, 677-7241, and a per- son will be sent to any home or business with a petition for signing. State requires that 10 per cent of the county's qualified voters petitfons requesting an election to create a junior col- lege. These petitions then must be certified by Taylor County's school board and approved by the Coordinating Board (or State Colleges and Universities before an election can be called, by the Taylor County Commissioners Court. SCORES OK volunteers, mostly members of the Abilene P-TA Council, had circulated petitions during August. A total of signatures were oblained, but when they were checker) against county tax rolls end voter registration lists, only were found lo be valid. A total of Is required. Petition signers must pay county taxes on property and must be registered to vote. SIGNING THE petition is not a vote for the junior college, Wishcamper explained. "It is simply helping fulfill a requirement of state law so that an election can be held. Then at the election, people will vote "yts' or 'no' on whether to establish college." The junior college would provide vocational and technical training In mech- anics, welding, refrigeration, data proc- essing and similar skills. It would also provide academic studies leading to degrees, wilh a proposed contractual arrangement with Hardin-Slmmons University McMurry College and Abilene Christian College for student Instruction, Thursday, two days before the park dedication ceremony. Pearce Johnson, chairman of the Parks and Wildlife Commission, n tro dii ced Johnson, who was attired in a gray suit accented with a vivid red tie. Looking very relaxed, the ex-president was very soft spoken as he addressed honored guests and neighbors of'the Hill Country. Johnson referred several times to Ihe Pedernales River Sec LBJ, Pg. z-A Man Drowns In Swim After Boat A 44-year-old Abilene man drowned Saturday around p.m. as he altempted to swim for hi.? boat on the west side of Fort Phantom Lake. A member of the Jones County sheriff's department said an eyewitness reported the vic- tim, Sam Maddox, 2741 Old Anson Road, was loading his boat when it drifted away from the dock. Maddox attempted to overtake the boat by swimming but got in trouble in deep water The witness said that someone threw Maddox a life jacket but that he was unable to reach it. Abilene safely cruiser operator and police diver Robert Rulledge recovered the body after a dragging operation by Abilene police and the Jones Counly Sheriff's Department that lasted 40 minutes. Maddox was pronounced dead at the scene by George Harrell, __See DROWNS, Pg. J.A Chance of Rain Forecast in Area The Weather Bureau has forecast a chance for scattered thunderstorms Sunday through Monday, with a 40 per cent probability of rain Sunday and a 20 per cent chance for rain Sunday night. In the Big Counfry, Brady and Stamford both had traces of rain Saturday afternoon WEATHER .W. fJK. u 74 ?a M