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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                gfeflene WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron COTH YEAR, NO. 80 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 4, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Associated Press NEEDLING A scientist in the North Carolina Department of Mental Health-at Dr. .Peter N.I Witt, is studying, the ef- fect of drugs on spiders.fry injecting them with. others, and then observing the kind of webs they make. Spiders are also in the news for the Abi- lene area today. Staff writer Jim Conlcy has some interesting facts about Hie brown recluse doses of LSD, trahquilizers and spider oh Pg. IB. (AP Wirephoto) Ordaz Sounds Warning on Trade CORONADO, Calif. (AP) Speaking at a gala slate dinner tendered by President Nixon, President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz of Mexico has sounded a warn- ing lhat U.S. restrictions on in- ternational trade may imperil the economy of Latin America. It was the one somber note al a gathering of 660 VIP guests from both sides of the border Thursday night devoted mainly lo lavish expressions of Mexi- can-American friendship. capped a day-long sa- lute to the visiting chief of stale by describing Mexico as "the country we have a special place for in our hearts." Nixon staged Ihe glillering show for Diaz Ordaz at the 82- year-old, Victorian-style Hotel del Coronado just Iwo weeks afl- cr reaching a border boundary agreenienl wilh Ihe Mexican NEWS INDEX Amusemcnls 8A Bridge Clossified 7-I3B Comics 6B Ediloriols............ MA Horoscope 2A Hospital Patients 13B Obituaries 3A Sporls H-13A To Your Good Health 6A TV Log 5A Women's News........2.3B Reporter-News Business Off ice Closed Monday ......for Lobor Doy al- though both morning ond even- ing editions will be published os usual. To Place A Classified... ......coll 672-7841 onv lime during the day up until 4 P.M. for line odl lo run Tues- day or other days during Ihe week, If You Miss Your Paper ......coll circula- tion department, before I 1 A. M. for Ihe morning edition, between 3 ond 7 P.M. for the ofternccn. president in the below-the-bor- rier resort town of Puerto Val- larla. Guests included former Presi- dent Lyndon B. Johnson, Gov. Ronald Heagan of California and headlincrs of the U.S. sports and entertainment world. Monteilh Jury Still at Work COLORADO CITY (RNS) Jurors were still deliberating Friday morning in the Robert Kugene Monteilh murder trial. Montcith is charged with Ihe beating death of his Ihree- month-old daughler Stephanie last January. Judge Austin MeCloud sent the jury lo bed al p.m. Thursday after they had reported, they were deadlocked. T. h u r s d a y.' s deliberations began with Ihe reading back I') the all-male jury Ihe testimony of Dr. Herman Schaffer, the Abilene pediatrician w h o attended (he infanl before her death Jan. 17. During the Thursday deliberations jurors had requested a definition of the word "inlcnl" as it applied lo the charge. Judge MeCloud said all he could do was refer them back lo the charge. A question by jurors on the penalty for aggravated assault also passed to Ihe judge. The case went to Ihe jury AVednestiay afternoon afler only two rebuttal witnesses were called. Criminal Dist. Ally. Ed Paynter has contended thai Monteith caused the infant's death by beating her with his hands on Jan. 10. Montcilh's 18- year-old wife .Indy had also been charged, but the csse against her was dropped Tuesday for lack of evidence. Monteith and his wife both testified that he accidentally dropped the child on her head on Jan. 13, and defense attorneys contend that the fall, and not the alleged beating, was Ihe cause of death. Monleilh Is charged wilh ''murder with malice and Paynler is seeking Ihe dcalh penalty. In Dealing With Congress Denied Discharge, West Point Cadet Faces Duty Call NEW YORK (AP) A West Point cadet, denied a discharge as a conscientious objector, faces possible call up lo active duty even if he resigns from the academy. U.S. Dist. Court Judge Marvin E. Frankel denied Thursday the petition of Carey E. Donham, 20, of New Baden, 111., who sought a writ of habeus corpus lo affect Ihe discharge. Donnam's bid for a conscientious objector discharge was turned down earlier by an Army review board which found Ihe cadet lacking in "the depth of sincerity to qualify for discharge as a conscientious objector." The cartel may resign from the academy or face dismissal. In either event, however, lie would liable to call to active duty, as he would be subject lo Ihe Seleclive Service syslcm as a cilizen. He may also appeal Frankcl's ruling to a higher court. Frankel wrote in part: "His (Donham's) initial reaction to West Point in this era of movies and television that he was 'somewhat surprised to learn that he had to undergo training with a bayonet' could have been hard in itself for Hie review board to swallow. "His later asserlion that it took him over two years at Ihe academy lo 'realize that people really die in wars' was held lo be an incredible assertion of naivele." Dnnham is believed to be the first student al Ihe U.Si Military Academy lo apply for conscientious objector status, although an academy graduate, Lt. Louis P. Font, unsuccessfully did it six months ago. Navy's Secret Weapon: Soviet Navy By ROBERT A. DOBKIN AP Military Writer When it conies lo dealing with Con- gress, asserts one Pentagon offi- cial, Ihe American Navy's se- cret weapon is the Soviet navy. "It always seems the Rus- sians are steaming off the coast at appropriations the of- ficial said. "Don't kid yourself, the Russian navy is the Ameri- can Navy's best friend." The comment points out the An Anoclarcd Preil Newi Analyili Navy's strategy or pumping Congress for more money to ex- pand and modernize Ihe aging U.S. fled by raising the spectre of growing -Soviet naval strength. Hut the Navy's concern over the Soviet warships isn't exactly trumped up. The Soviets have come a long way in a short lime. It wasn't long ago when Mos- cow's archaic fleet rarely ven- tured from home waters of Ihe Arctic Ocean and Baltic Sea. But the Soviels today arc sec- ond only In the United Stales as the world's (ovcmnsl naval pow- er. A Soviet navy task force steaming towards Hie Caribbean this week demonstrates anew, Reds Poised For Offensive Report Is From Communist1 Sources By JOHN T. WHEELER Associated Press Writer PHNOM PKHII (AP) Up lo 10 Communist divisions are now in Cambodia or moving down the Ilo Chi Minh trail through Laos with orders from Hanoi to launch a major new offensive in South Vietnam, senior Commu- nist diplomatic sources report. American military sources in Saigon said they could not con- firm or deny the report. The sources said American warplancs have flown about sorlies against North Viet- namese positions in Laos and Cambodia during the past week lo blunt any enemy plans for a massive offensive across the border inlo Soulh Vietnam. But they said this was not unusual, that American planes have been waging such a bombing cam- paign for several months. A sortie is one flight by one plane. An American source in Phnom Penh said any enemy force of the size reported by the Communist sources would never be permitted lo mass on the Cambodian border as such forces have done for previous offensives. He implied that American ground forces might enter Cambodia as they did last. May and June in the operation which the U.S. Command said cleared out many of the enemy base camps on the Cambodian side of the border. Cambodian and mili- tary sources said there is clear evidence that the North Viet- namese are rebuilding their bor- der bases in the remote jungles of eastern Cambodia, bordering South Vietnam. Some of these bases are said to be in the same position as those cleared by U.S. and South Vietnamese troops during their May-June action. One. Communist source with Indirect lines to Hanoi said the gathering force included North Vietnam's 1st, 2nd, 5lh, 7lh, 9th, 2JHh and 2Slh divisions. Cambo- dian intelligence already has re- liorted the 1st, 5th, 7lh, 9th and 20th divisions in Ihe country. Some sources believe Ihe at- tack on South Vietnam will be- gin in about two months. as Secretary of Defense Melvin II. Uiird said Wednesday, the Soviets' inlention to mount aJi all-ocean navy. The five-ship lask force, In- cluding two missile-firing ships and an amphibious landing craft, is the third Russian force since last summer and the soc- onrt since April to cruise In America's backyard. Some Defense Department of- ficials believe these exercises may serve lo establish a perma- nent Soviet naval presence in the Caribbean, once considered an American lake. Ilic situation is somewhat similar lo the Soviet build-up in the Mediterranean Sea following the IDS? Arab-Israeli war. Prior to that connicl, the Mediterra- nean was dominated by Uie American Sixth Flccl. The presence of the Soviet flag in Western waters Is con- sidered by some to be a rc-en- aclmcnl of what the United Stales lias done for years- flown its flag in Russian waters. Ten years ago Ihe United Slates began sending a couple destroyers inlo Ihe Black Sea to make the point that It wasn't a Russian lake. The twice-yearly voyages generally consisted of two destroyers. Hut last summer the Russians sent a seven-ship lask force to Cuba and the Gulf of Mexico, sailing within 40 miles of the Louisiana const. U.S. Navy officers, regarding Sec NAVY, PB. 3A Trans-Atlantic Call WEATHER Foils Paris Suicide U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE E5SA WEATHER BUREAU WcilhV Map, Pg. 13 8) ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mllt radiuj) ralr and hot Frfdar and SalLrday wilh B high both days near 1M And A tow Flrday jiighl In Ihe upper 70s. Winds from (he sculh 1.--M m.p.h. TEMPERATURES Thursday p.m. Frfday a.m. 71 73 9S 91 ta 92 78 t3 61 33 BA 45 Higri and low fw 3-J-hobi PrfJJrwj 9 a.m.: ICO aid 77. High and aami dale IBI! Veir: 85 flnd 71. hst night: D.m.; sunrlit today; 7rli j.m.; sunsol lonkjhl: 6 p.m. Barcmcrer reading al 9 a.m.: 23.01. Humfdily 9 am.: 72 per ceflf. NEW YOllK (AP) sui- cide in Paris was averted Thursday through a transatlan- tic rescue effort lhat involved a New Jersey businessman, a New York City policeman and an overseas telephone operator. The complex chain began wilh a call to police headquarters here and ended wilh Paris po- lice breaking into the gas-fiiled apartment of Sahienne Bourdon, 24. They found her wrists slashed and look her lo the hos- pilal. Police said Patrolman .Joseph Gordon, on duly in the corrc- Pistol-Packing U.S. Judge Funeral to Thug MIAMI (AP) A 65-year-old federal judge assigned lo a ma- jor narcolics case is packing a pistol to court and says he is ful- ly prepared to use it if threat- ened. In his U.S. District Court, Judge William 0. Mchrtens warned an associate of one of the 41 defendants; "If I ever calch you on my land I'm going to shoot you like a dog." "I am prepared to do any- thing I feel is necessary to my Mehrtcns said in an in- terview Thursday. "If my life is threatened or I feel in danger of losing my life I won't have any hesitancy in shooting the other person. "In racketeering cases, where a large number of persons is in- volved you never know when some crazy person or a relative mighl Iry lo do something." The judge, who is 5 feet 6 and pounds, carries a .38-caliber pislol in a bolster inside his belt. He had extensive training in small arms during Navy service in World War II. Mehrtcnx' anger flashed into Ihe open Tuesday when a court spectator, Jorge (luardia, 41, was brought before Ihe bench for making obscene gestures at narcolics agents testifying against a woman friend among Ihe drug defendants. He sen- tenced Guardiato lo 48 hours in jail tor contempt of courl. Mehrtens told Guardia he re- cognized him as a man he bad seen loilcring oulside Ihe snulh west Miami home where Mehr- lens has lived 25 years, polishi- ng a car bumper while walch- ing the house. The judge warned: "If I ever find you in the area of my house, when you arc Ihere under a pretext like the person I saw, you're liable not lo leave (here alive. "You are liable to be getting some floral offerings. You had better slay away from my neighborhood If I ever calch yon on my land I'm going lo shoot you like a dog." spondcnce section at police headquarters, received a call from Keal Henry, 'manager ot a Saddle Brook, N.J. firm that porls men's pipes. "I want Henry shoulctl, anrt explained that Miss Bourdon was on another line and had cut her wrists and turned on the gas. Gordon ad- vised Henry to keep the conver- salion with Ihe girl going. Then he called Ihe overseas division of American Telephone !t Telegraph and explained Ihe .silualion lo chief operator Doris She asked operator Josephine Mallock to gel Ihe chief Paris operator. To get through (hey bad to have the other operators stop dialing for a moment because all Ihe circuils wore busy. When Ihe call went through, the connection was poor. So Mrs. Mallnck got the details from Gordon and relayed them to Paris. "The Paris police responded said Gordon. "But Ihey did nol have the apartment number of the woman and I could hear them ask the opera- lor for the information, f yelled to Henry and he gave me the number and f told the operator. "And then as Henry is still talking to the women, I could hear him say the police entered the woman's apartment." Mrs. Matlock said the entire incidenl look about 38 minules. Market Higher NEW YORK mail kct prices opened higher todaj in moderately active trading. Fourth Cousins Free to Says Law By ELLIE HUCKER Q. I have been dating a boy and I recently found out lhat his grandfather Is my grandmother's imck which makes him my fourth cousin. Is It Illegal >3 marry him in Texas? A. No, you're free to marry him. Kven if you were first cousins, according to Texas law you're still free lo marry, says Rep. Frank Calhoun. He explained that the new Family Code has clarified the original law on this (although it didn't change it) and Ihe only restrictions are that you cannol marry a brother or sister (whole or half blood or by adoption) and you cannot marry a parent's brother or sister (aunt or uncle) whether whole or half blood. Q. Isn't there a more efficient way of paying our newspaper boy lhan the door to door method? It's difficult for him to find me, as I work odd hours and when he does find me at home I often don't have the money lo pay him. A. Simple, simple write a check payable to Ihe Reporter-News and mail it lo P.O. Box 30, Circulation Dept. or send it lo your carrier boy. You can pay by Ihe month, year or however you wish. If you pay by the year, you get a five per cent discount, but your carrier boy still gets his regular commission. If you move, your money is refundable; if you lake a Iwo week vacation, notify Ihe paper and it will give you a two- week extension. Q. I would like lo know it legal wire tapping can be used as evidence In a ecu it of law? If this has been changed so (hat It obstructs a person's Conslitulloial right, I'd appreciate it If Action Line would give me Ihe name and address of someone who has a part In making our laws, A. Only federal agents are authorized by federal law lo iise wire tapping as evidence and then only wilh (he court's permission. Texas law doesn't authorize wire-tapping but Police Chief Dodson feels it's very likely that a bill will be introduced in the next session of the legislature lhat would make it legal for Texas agents also lo use wire- tapping as evidence- Express your opinion lo your Representatives, Frank Calhoun or Grant Jones. Q. I have a grandson In Vietnam who has just there since the latter part of July. He has written and told us where he was stationed. I'd like lo have a map of Vietnam so 1 could keep up with him and maybe I wouldn't feel so far away from him. Where can I get a A. Just out of the goodness of Iheir hearts, and because they liked your letlcr, Ihe Circulation Dept. is sending you a H x 20- inch color map of Vietnam with Ihe major military units and headquarters marked on it. The Reporter-News sold these several months ago for 10 cents apiece. There are six left; if anyone else wants one, drop by the Circulation Dept. You might call first (673-4271) lo make sure the six haven't been taken. Q. While driving around the city, I used lo see a sign once in awhile that read, "Clock Repair" or "We fix clocks." Now that I need the service o! such a one, I can't seem to locate one. Can you help? A. No problem; several jewelers In Abilene repair clocks. We've sent you the names of a few who will. While we're at it, we've had requests lor an antique clock repairman. These same Jewelers .repair antique clocks, but said in same cases the price runs more than what the clock Is worth because a part may be needed that isn't available and the jeweler has to make il himself. Address questions lo Action Line, Box 3D, Abilene; Texas 79W4. Names will nol be used but questions must be signed and addresses given, Include telephone lumbers U possible.   

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