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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 23, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                Efje Hbtlenc Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES'WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY. AS IT 90TII YEAR, NO. 1QQ PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 70604, WEDNESDAY- EVENING, SEPTEMBER 23, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONSlOc SUNDAY Associated Prea Home From Ebst Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Holloway and daughters and'Bonnie are visiting relatives in Abilene after .a year of-living, in Libya, a country threat- ened with revolution. (StafE Photo) Libyan Life Unnerving, Says Forced-Out Family By HRENDA GREENE Repovtcr-News Stalf Writer The Middle .East, been more" than just 'a Headline in a newspaper a 10P'c of political speculation for an Abilene family, Mr. -and Mrs. Gerald Holloway and their two daughters. The Holloways, for (he past year lived in Benghazi, Libya, until "Ihe government made it so unpleasant for Americans to live there that we were forced to Mrs. Holloway said. HoUoway, who is employed by Lofland Brothers of Tulsa, Okla., a drilling contractor, had been in Libya since Aug. 29, 1969, but conditions had become so bad (the Libyan government had recently asked for 43 cent increase per barrel of oil) that oil companies-began to feel pulled s'aidl vi 1C uii v_uinjjoiiita jt; wasn'l. Jt -an Holloway s'a "THE ARABS DIDN'T like us (Americans) and they resent us in almost every HoUoway said. "They still remember I hat the ijniled Slales sold Israel snmc-airplanes and a school in Egypt was bombed by Israelis in an American plane...they will never forgive he said. "They are also afraid Ihe Americans are going lo sell the Israelis Libyan Mrs. Holloway added. Allhough some of the Amer- ican oil companies have pulled out of Libya, many are still hanging on but aren't spending anything for development' or exploraUon, HoUoway said. THE HOLLOW AY 'moved., lo Libya in the wake of a national revolution which has, in the past year .become a police slate, replacing the monarchy which ruled before. day, we expected a c o.ti n I e r Mrs. Holloway said. were in no danger...they didn't want to bodily harm us but I was still nervous living there." She and the two girls, Bonnie, 3, and Brooke, 2, moved to Malta In June things were looking pretty and See LIBYA, Pg. 3A First Day of Fall Arrives Aboard Cold Front, Showers A chilly north wind and scat- tered showers ushered in the first' day of fall Wednesday in Ihe Big Counlry, dropping temperalures: lo 56 in Abilene and as low as 53 iu Albany. The cold front which moved through Abilene about p.m. Tuesday dropped the tempera- lure 18 degrees in an hour, from 91 to 73, and brought .11 inch of rain, bringing the lolal for Ihe year to 16.05. The normal for Ihis date is 17.31. 1 Elsewhere in the Big Country, Eastiand received the heaviest amount of rainfall wilh 1.60 Inches with Gorman close behind with an even 1.5. Putnam, Baird and Knox City received one inch and Lawn recorded .92. Both Clyde and Goree had .90 and Tuseola reported .50 inch with high wind but Ihere was no indication of damage. Weinert received .60 inch, accompanied by severe lighlning which knocked out some tele- phone service in the area that had not been repaired by mid- morning Wednesday. Other reports include Breckenridge .66, Coleman .60, Ilaskell .55, Albany .45, Ballinger ;.a2. Winters and Hanger Munday .67, Colorado Cily .60, and Asper- monl .54. Weathermen at ESSA Weather Bureau at Abilene Municipal Airport forecast decreasing cloudiness Wednesday with the mercury.rising only to a cool 75 degrees. The low Wednesday night should be about 55-60 and the.high Thursday should be in the low 80s. The wind is from the nprlh 5-15 m.p.h.. 8 Californians Rivet Eyes On Sunken Treasure Ship CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) Eight Northern Califor- nia men say they will attempt this fall lo salvage the side wheeler Brother Jonathan, which sank in 1865 with a re- ported in gokl and sil- ver in its safe. The men, who have formed the'Brother Jonathan Co., say they have located (he wreckage and will begin salvage opera- tions in October 'or November WHERE IT MINED- ABILENE Municipal Airport Total for Year Normal for Year ALBANY ANSON ASPERMONT BAIRD BALL1NGER BUCKWELL North of Town BRECKENRIDGE CISCO CLYDE COLEMAN COLORADO CITY DUBLIN EASTLAND GOP.EE GORMAN HAM LIN Total .11 16.05 17.3! .45 .10 .54 1.50 .52 .50 1.00 .66 .08 .00 .60 .OT .37 1.60 .90 1.50 .24 HASKELL KNOX CITY LAWN MKRKEL MUNDAY OLD GLORY PAINT ROCK PUTNAM. RANGER ROBY HOTAN RULE SNYDER STAMFORD STEPHENVILLE SWEETWATER TUSCQLA WEINERT WESTBHOOK WINTERS .55 1.00 .92 .20 .67 .40 -45 l.OO .40 .35 .20 .20 .03 .20 .44 .10 .30 .60 .05 .40 Proxmire Turns to Poe Aid in the Campaign of 'Quoth the Raven: 'Nevermore' WASHINGTON (AP) It wasn'l exactly what Edgar Al- len Poe had in mind perhaps, but for Sen. William Proxmitc's purposes, it was perfect. And lie won't be contributing lo Ihe campaign coffers of "the rare and beautiful maiden whom1 tho angels named Lc- nore." "Nevermore." It started with a letter from Sen. John Tower, who happens fo be a Republican from Texas, to Proxmirc, who is neither, asking for a contribution to I-e- nore Homney, GOP nominee for the Senate from Michigan. Tower wrote the Wisconsin Democrat that "because you've shown such a strong interest In the success of the Republican parly in the he was cer- tain Proxmire would like to help. "Political analysis now pre- dict the Republican parly will win six new seals on Nov. 3 when the ration goes to the Tower wrole. "Seven are needed for us to gain control. "If we can elect Mrs. Ignore Romney in Michigan, that will be the seventh seal and we will lake control of the Senate and the important committees. And il will mean pulling Repub- licans In as chairmen o( several strategic commitlccs." "Thai's why we need your help Tower wrote. Proxmiic, who heads one of those strategic committees Re- publicans are enviously eyeing, replied lie appreciated Tower's kind reminders about the "tale- ful decisions" lo be made Nov. 3. And he admitted he was en- chanted by Ihe lovely opponent of Sen. Phillip Hart, D-Mich. "I admire her Prox- mire replied, "Bui I must ques- tion your view that beauty Is a basis for a sent in the Senate, i( (or no other reason than the tact tlial neither you nor I could qualify." And then lie summed up his response by paraphrasing Poe: "Tell this soul with sorrow laden, "If you really thought I'd aid in "The campaign of the sainted maiden "Whom the angels name Lcnorc? "Quoth the Raven: Jordan Claims Invaders Out By HARRY A. DUNPHY Associated Press Wrller BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Radio Amman reported Jorda- nian Iroops supporled by artil- lery and warplanes drove invad- ers from Syria out of the try today and King Hussein nounced a cease-fire in all j. dan, torn by six days of war. The 34-year-old monarch alto said a delegation of the heads of Arab slates meeting in Cairo en- dorsed an agreement lie reached earlier with captured guerrilla leaders on ending the fight wilh Palestinian The king appealed to his roy- alist forces to observe this new cease-fire strictly. "I earneslly appeal to the armed forces and their great leader, my dear brother, Field Marshal Habis Majali, to strict- ly observe the cease-fire, to abide by Ihe new agreement and start the operation of recon- struction." He also appealed for healing of the wounds between the army and "honest guerrillas" and called on both sides as well as all people in Jordan to "shake off.the traces of the black crisis and tragedy." Hussein spoke on Radio Am- man shortly after the official station broadcast Majali's re- port that tanks and troops lhat entered northern Jordan on Sim- day had been routed. WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU Map, Pt- 4-A) ABILENE AND VICIHITY (JO mi'e r A d I u I Decreasing cloudiness Wedneiday, cocltr wilh clear lo partly cloudy skies Wednesday night and Thursday HicH Wednesday 75. Wednesday man) 55-so and high Thursday I.T low 80s. Winds rrcm ncrlh J-15 m.p.h. TEMPERATURES Tueidiy p.m..... Wedr-esday j.m. 68 S9 19............. 1M............. it n SB 90 5> 91 il 73 S7 U 54 il Just before Hussein went r-n the air, the leader of Ihe four- man mission from Cairo, Maj. Gen. Jaalar el Numairi, presi- dent of Sudan, announced that Ihe members of his mission "blessed the four-point agree- ment anil appeal to both sides nt Ihe conflict to ccas? hostilities." Numairi said lie had met in- day with Hussein and Yasir Ar- afat, leader of the Palestine Lib- eration Organization, and found both "responsive and willing lo cooperate lo end the current bloody tragedy." A communique from Jordan's military Field Mar- shall Hadis Majali, said Ihe Sy- rian withdrawal began at noon "and by p.m. the last Syri- an soldier left Jordanian soil." He said Jordanian forces were in complete control ot Irbid, the country's second largest city 50 miles north of Amman, and Hamtha, 10 miles east ol Irbid. If tine, this would lessen Ihe possibility of U.S. Intervention. It was the invasion from Syria on Sunday that touched off talk that the Americans might inter- vene. King Htissein of Jordan said in Amman Tuesday "I do not expect military intervention at this time" and that his force had command of the situation. As fierce fighting went Into its scvenlh day in Amman, Ihe Jor- danian capital, Hussein and the captured No. 2 man of the guer- rilla movement announced a four-point agreement to end the conflict. The Central Committee o[ the Palestine resistance movement, however, rejected the plan. It See JORDAN, Pg. 3A n Guns 4 Women Sn Office, Then Self when diving conditions permit. The 220-foot paddle ship, built in 1852 by Cornelius Vanderbilt, sank on July 30, 1865, in a heavy storm about two miles soulh of Seal Rock 18 miles northwest of Crescent City. Newspaper clippings reported the vessel carried in gold and silver in the purser's safe for. an Army troops' pay- roll in Oregon and Washington. Only 19 of the ship's 232 pas- sengers survived. They landed nn Pebble Beaili in a liferafl shout two hours after the dis- aster. Heading the salvage team is Larry Holcomb of Crescent City, who says he has spent 18 years researching the ship's history to pinpoint where it sank. All Issues Climb After Fourth Hour Industrials were .up 9.51, transportation was up utilities .34 at the end o( fourth hour.trading Wednes- day on the New Ex- change, Volume was shares, reported the Abilene office ot Schneider, Bernet and Hick- man, Inc. e3 U M M tJ High and low for "H hours ending 9 1-m.: n and Si. High and Isf wrr.e dare hit Year: IB and 71. Sunlet laat nighl: p.m. Sunrise IGday: B.m. Sunset tcnhghl: p.m. Barometer reading at noon: 78.13. Humidity at noon: 51 per ce.il. ALBANY, N. Y. AP) A State Labor Department em- ploye reported for work as usual today, pulled a rifle from a box wrapped in Christmas paper that he carried and killed four women employes, each with a well-aimed shot. Then took his own life. Police said three of the fe- male employes were killed in a fifth floor office where the man worked. The fourth woman was shot minutes laler on Ihe third floor. The gunman, police said, Uien went to a stairwell on the sec- ond floor, placed Ihe weapon in his mouth and tired his last bul- let. He toppled dead down Ihe stairs. The gunman was identified as Joseph W. White, 15, ot Albany, an administrative analyst for the department. The women, all secretaries, were identified as Mrs. Sandra L. Peters, 24, a re- cent bride from Amslerdam, Patricia Chromick, 22, of Al- bany, Linda D. Willis, 21, of Walerford, nnd Mary Ann Reinsclie, 27, of Albany. About 20 persons worked in the fifth floor office where the shootings occurred, according to Albany County District Attorney Arnold Proskin. Proskin indicated Die shoot- ings were deliberate. Asked whether While had fired Indis- criminately, Proskin said: "No, he skipped some." Proskin de- scribed the fifth floor office as "a gory, blood-spattered thing." He said White came lo work, removed the rifle (rom the box, See SHOOTING, Pg. 3A NEWS INDEX jVnuscmenls 5B Bridge 5A Clossiried 7-1 IB Comics 6B Editorials 48 Hcrosccoe 5A Hospital Patienls 6A Obituaries 2A icons 9-12A To Ynur Good Heollh 1 I B TV Lea............. 12B Won'en': News........2.38 Humphrey Sobs on Stand As He Recounts Shooting By ROY A. JONES II Reporter-News Staff Writer Shaking and sobbing almost uncontrollably, B. C. Humphrey testified Wednesday morning thai Nfrs. Sandra Jean Watson was accidentally shot to death last Dec. 30 when she bent over to kiss him while he was checking his pistol lo see if il was loaded. Humphrey collapsed in tears after giving his version of Ihe events which transpired on the night the 20-year-old Mrs. Watson's body was found in a pool of blood In their home at 2980 S. 4lh. AFTER ALLOWING Humphrey to regain his composuer, Defense Attorney Walter Sekaly of Beaumont asked him, "Did you intend to kill tt No, sir, I did no Humphrey said, again crying into a handkerchief and shaking violently. Earlier in the morning, Humphrey's wife of the past 21 years, Mrs. Wilma Humphrey of 1710 Chestnut, had testified lhal approximately 12 hours before Mrs. Watson's death, Humphrey had asked her for a divorce so he could marry Mrs. Watson. The Humphrey murder trial Is in its third day in IWlh District Court, and there were indications that it would go to Ihe six-man six woman jury Wednesday afternoon. HUMPHREY SAID that he and Mrs. Watson had been living together on S. 4th for about three months, and that on the night of Dec. 30, they visited two private clubs, then came home about p.m. He said they danced to some stereo music in the living room, then he collapsed in tears again as he said, "She put her arms around me and said, 'You know how much I love you.' Wilh her arms still around him, she playfully "bit the devil out of me" on his shoulder, he said. At that time, he said he picked up a .45 caliber pistol, which was on a table near his hand, and fired it into the floor behind her an a jike. "SHE JUMPED AND grabbed he smiled. Then, he said, they began to cut up a See HUMPHREY, 3A By EI.LIE RUCKER Three Dog Night's Background Secret Q. I'd like lo know the address ol Three Dog Night, where I ran be sure Ihcy will get my letter and read K. Also how old are Chuck, Cory and Danny and arc they married? I'd like to have an autographed picture ol them. Also Is (here any chance they will come back lo Abilene again? We really loved them. A. Wish we'd anticipated your questions, our reporter who covered them could have asked them when they were here. Now we're at the mercy of their public relations agent who absolutely will not reveal their age or marital status. Our reporter says Chuck was wearing a wedding ring, if that's any help. Cory's birthday Is Feb. 5, Danny's Sept. 10, and Chuck's June 8. We're sending you a picture and biography of the group which describes each one, lells his favorite food, colors and outside interests. We have only one address: 211 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif. 90212. Their manager said they definitely will be back; it's just a question of when. The group was impressed with the response shown them here and wants lo return. Q. You slated In Monday's column that (he Art I.lnklcttcr show was going oft (lie air that very day. Well, It's Tuesday and guess what, I'm watching Ihe Art Mnklclter show. What A. Action Line published Information given by KRBC-TV Traffic Director Lois Newbcrry. We checked with her again and she said she had made a mistake and would like to make a correction: "The last Art Linklelter show will be Kriday Sept. 25. It will be replaced by Ihe show "Words and Music" on Monday Sept. 28." she says. Q. I will soon be getting a job which requires a shirt and tic. I wear a size "large" which all stores carry, hut I can't Mm! n store that sells my Inch-size In the neck. Please tell me where I can buy a shlrl size 19 Inch neck, without paying a tailor's price? A. None of the stores we conlacled Block shirts lhat large, but one store will special order as many shirts as you like, size 19 inch neck! There's a charge for special orders, but if you order in quantity the shouldn't be too hard to lake. You'll be receiving the name of the store. Q. Our family Is having a friendly "dlscnsslon" on what the correct term Is for (he dish I serve that consists of toast and seasoned, melted cheese. It Is Welsh Rabbit or Welsh rarebit? I say It's Welsh rahhil. A. Listen to your mom, kids, because she's right, it's Welsh rabbit. Welsh rarebit is an affecled corruption of a phrase that dates back to Shakespeare's time, says the Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins. In those days, only the wealthy in Wales could afford game from the royal preserves. Since rabbit was such a rarity, melted cheese on toast became known humorously as Welsh rabbit. Cookbook editors and restaurant menu writers have adopted the word rarebit presumably because it sounds nicer. But the proper form is Welsh rabbit. Q. We have a heauliful mulberry tree In Ihe backyard. It's not supposed lo have berries on It, liut It does and they're messy. What can we do (o the trees (o slop them bearing fruit? A. You won't like this here It is anyway, the best way to keep a fruit bearing tree from bearing Is to gel a sharp axe and start chopping it down. County agent H.C. Stanley says anything you put on Ihe tree to stop the berry growth will eventually kill the tree. He says there's not a thing you can Jo except cut the top out of the tree and graft it with.a non bearing mulberry, but It's a complicated and worth the effort,   

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