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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 25, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES-WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT BOTH YEAR, NO. 102 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 25, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Aiiociatcd Prea Sneakers, Hotel Room She Made The Team Debbie Phillips, probably the only female manager in college football, has a spirit for the man's, game that brought her to the attention of the coach and put her on the Indiana University team. The petite sophomore coed has the daily job of keeping practice statistics on 'all plays involving quarterbacks, receivers and runner. (AP 'False Alarm Bomb Report Nabs 'Glean' Hippie By MICHAEL A. LUTZ Associated Press Writer HILLSBOTtO, Tex. (AP) Three young men, heading to their "new home in Killeen, got a lengthy delour to Ihe Hillsboro Jail Thursday before being cleared in a celebrated college bombing. Counly, stale and federal offi- cers made sure of that when they arrested the three hippie Texans for questioning about a Univer- sity of Wisconsin bombing last month which killed a student and injured three others. Word of their arrest set off a nationwide uproar. But after holding the trio about six hours, authorities finally agreed that wanted pos- Burglary Ring Jury Frees Ex-Legislator ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) A for- mer Tennessee legislator and two other Knoxville, Tenn., men have been acquitted by a feder- al court jury of charges that they conspired in bank bargla- ries. The jury, which heard eight days of testimony and argu- ment, returned its verdict Thursday afler about six hours of deliberations. The verdict freed Fred John- son Moses Jr., 57, a former leg- islator; Bobby Eugene Wil- liams, 27, son-in-law of Knox- ville evangelist J. Bazzell Mull; and James William Parker. Fifteen persons were initially charged. Six pleaded guilty and charges were dismissed against the other six. The government accused Moses of providing the other de- fendants a manual on how to open bank safes. Such a manual was nol produced as evidence. The three men received the verdict with composure, but out- side the courtroom embraced Iheir lawyers and relatives. Moses, for 30 years a Irial lawyer, said he would return lo Knoxville to resume his law practice. "My friends slood by me in he said, "f owe them a lot." The FBf, government lawyers said, spent live years investigat- ing Ihe alleged burglary ring. The government allorneys charged that the ring operated from 1965 until 1969, burglariz- ing 35 savings and loan associa- tions and five banks. Three of the government's top witnesses were men who had pleaded guilty earlier lo charges of conspiracy lo burglarize banks. They were David 0. Hill, 27; Hill's brother-in-law, Eli Wil- liam Caylor, 23, and Alfred Jun- ior Caldwell, 30, all of Knox- ville. Hill testified that Moses took of stolen from Home Federal Savings and Ijian Association in Knnxville lo exchange for "clean" money. Mires' lawyers allacked Ihe credibility of Ihe government witnesses, contending thai Ihey were implicating Moses lo se- cure reduced sentences. Nearly 50 witnesses testified during Ihe Irial. Pearl, Hearing Fortune, Still Prefers Simple Life By COPE ItOUTIt Odessa American Writer Written (or Assoclalcd Press ODESSA, Tex. (AP) She may be worth close lo mil- lion, but the lady wears sneak- ers and prefers a a night hotel room. She is Pearl Choale Birch, who last week virtually was as- sured the estate left by her 35- year old husband, A. Otis Birch, when he died March 15, 19G7. The estate is estimated at ?200 million. "I haven't seen a nickel ol the said Mrs. Birch, who gives her age as 63. "But within 30 days the money will be coin- ing in." She came here on a bus from Breckenridge with no baggage. Her only wardrobe was the Truce Set In Jordan lers picturing four sought in Ihe bombing did not match any of these in custody. The three were released lo continue their journey to a new home at Killeen in Central Tex- as. Who actually ordered their ar- rest in Ihe first place remained a mystery today. The Texas Department of Public Safety said they were held al the sheriff's office in this small community, at the re- quest of Ihe FBI. An FBI spokesman in Washington de- nied it. J. Meyers Cole, agent In charge of the San Antonio FBI office, said, "Really, all I can say is Ihat il was a false alarm." Other officers declined further comment. Leaving the confusion behind; Monty Fox, 17, of Santa Cruz, Calif.; John Long, 17, of Colo- rado Springs, Colo., and Ron Olsen, 20, of Milwaukee, Wis., wondered if they made a wise choice in their new home. "We all officially moved lo Texas three weeks said Olsen, who was fined for not having a driver's license. "This wakes you wonder." Did he and his companions have any idea why Ihey were slopped? "Well, John was supposed to look identical to one of the Fox said. "And the car was supposed to be identical to the gelaway car used by Ihe bombers." "But we didn't know why Ihey were holding us until about three hours Olsen said. Market Higher NEW YORK (AP) Stocks opened higher today In moder- alcly active trading. BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) King Hussein of Jordan and Pal- estinian guerrilla leader Yasir Arafat agreed loday to end the bloody nine-day civil war in Jor- dan and Sudanese officers were assigned to help police the truce. President Jaafar el Numairi of Sudan, who led the negotia- tions to end the fighting, an- nounced over Amman radio that a learn of Sudanese officers was going to Irbid lo "arrange- for the return of normal life." Ir- bid, 50 miles north of Amman, has been Ihe center of heavy fighting. The agreement by Hussein, Arafat and Numairi was an- nounced on Amman radio. Only Wednesday, Arafat, head of the Pale'stinian Liberation Organi- zation had vowed to keep on -fighting. In another development, Ha- bis Majali, Jordan's military governor, reported that 15 of 51 hijacked airline passengers held hostage by the guerrillas had been (reed by Jordan's army. They were eight Britons, five Swiss and two West Germans. All but one of the 39 hostages still held are believed to be Americans. Numairi read this message over Amman radio: "Masses of our great people, our brave re- order to avoid more innocent bloodshed and so Ihat Ihe citizens may he. able lo take care of their wounded and buy necessary foodstuffs, in my capacity of supreme, command- er of the Palestinian revolution- ary forces f agree to the ceasefire and order all the forces of the Palestinian revolu- tion to stop firing at once. We are committed to this decision as long as the other side does the same." Hussein's orders lo his armed forces said: "In compliance with my cease-fire orders and after leaders of the commando movement have emphasized WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (WCiinir tf.lt, P9. 5-A) ABILENE AHD VICINITY radws) Partly cloudy Friday wilh starred showers Friday nifiht, erring Sllurtfay. Tfii Friday 93, Ihe Friday n'-ght With a rfgh Saturday H. from the soulh turning northerly Saturday li-M m.p.h. PrmMS'iTily of fain 50 Mr cent Friday m'ghl and X per cert Saturday. High and tow for 2J hours 9 a.m.: n and 7T. High and tow for same due last year: 11 arxf a. Sunset last n'ghl: p.m. Sursise IttJay: a.m. S'.'nsll tfcligM: p.m. their readiness to completely observe the coase-fire, I repeat my order to Ihe Jordanian armed forces lo immediately and totally cease firing "We have accepted the agree- ment proposed by some of the guerrilla leaders lo end the cur- rent crisis afler il was approved by the delegalion of Arab Kings and presidents." This was a reference lo N'u- mairi's peace mission. The agreement between Hus- sein, Arafat and Arab mediator Jaafar cl Numairi, president of Sudan, was announced over Am- man Radio. It was the first lime Arafat, head of the Palestine Liberation Organization, agreed to stop fighting in nine days of bloody civil war. The agreement followed re- ports on Cairo Radio that N'u- mairi met with Arafat early lo- clay. On Wednesday Arafat had spurned a cease-fire reached be- tween Hussein and two captured guerrilla leaders. NEWS INDEX Amusemcnls 8A Bridge 13A Clcssilied 6-1 IB Comics 5A Editorials 14A Horoscope............ 3A Hospital PoMenls........5A Obituaries 6A Spo'ls I 1-13A To Your Good Health____2B TV Log 7 A Won-en's News........1.38 prinled colton dress she was wearing. A probate court in Dallas Inst week threw out a lawsuit dis- puting Ihe will led by Birch, whom she married In October 1966. With Ihat matter out of the way she said she is now on her way to California where much of the estate land, citrus and oil holdings are located. Mrs. Birch does rot know how much they are worth. "I frankly don't she said. "He had many holdings out- side Ihis country and there are more holdings 1 don't even know about. As a maltcr of fact, I have nol even wasted a postage stamp trying lo find oul. No use spending money when the Ihing was up in Ihe air." Mrs. Birch lived in Odessa from 1927 to 1046. Laler she went to prison for killing a man and, afler her release, she wound up in South Pasadena, Calif., wilh Mr. and Mrs. Birch. Mrs. Birch died Oct. 7, 19GB. "We were married ID days said Pearl Birch. "He- fore his wife died, they were planning on adopting me, but those people who were supposed lo gel his money bucked the idea. The least I can do (or Do- hie now is to marry you, he lold me." So Ihey were married in Allus, Gkla. Mrs. Birch said she wasn't sure whether it was her sixth or seventh marriage. "1 always married men older than I was and they were good she said. Although she has yet to realize .Ihe benefits of her inheriUnce, she said she is far from penni- less. "I never knew the she said, "when I could not walk into Ihe First National Bank of Arlesia (N.M) and sign a nole for and get Ihe money." Even when the money slarls rolling in, she said, she doesn't think it will change her way of life. "I have always had a heller than average home, so it really won't make much difference. I've already seen a lot of coun- try in my lifetime. I have no real desire to travel. "Maybe, though, I'll be able to join some bridge club. I've always liked lo play bridge. USAF Lieutenant Gets 12-65 Years COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Air Force LI. William L. Harris received a 12-G5 year prison sen- tence after confirming in court Thursday thai he bombed two department slores as a diver- sion for robbery. No inoney was taken but 13 persons were hurt. Harris pleaded guilty in Franklin Counly Common Pleas Court lo four charges stemming from the bombings. He lold Judge Alba Whilcside his ac- tions were "irresponsible and foolish." Explosions damaged a J. C. Penney store and a Zayres de- partment slnre. The Penney's blast damaged an adjacent liq- uor store. Damage was estimate at Harris was captured out- side the Zayre store by a motor- cyclist, Roger Penwell, who spoiled Harris running from the building afler the explosion. Despite gunfire from Harris, Penwell knocked him down with Ihe cycle. Harris suffered a broken leg. Harris told police of three oth- er charges he had planted. They were defused. Harris, a nalive of Oklahoma, was stalioned al Lockbourne Air Force Base here, in an adminis- trative capacity. Poor Itinerant Poet, John Gowsworth Dies at 58 By RODNEY FINDER Assoclalcd Press Writer LONDON John Gaws- worlh, a poor itinerant poet who assumed the mythical throne of a miniature Carriboan island and abdicated after 20 years of carousing in London taverns, died Wednesday. He was 58. Despite a shower of honors, Gawsworth was a vagabond, a fellow of the streets of London, sleeping in rooming houses when he had the money, on park benches when he didn't. He Icfl 17 publications and hundreds of unpublished verses, some of which are soon lo come oul in prinl. The London Times noted that In a short time he would have become heir to from an aunl and an uncle. John Tcrance Ian Fylton Armstrong Gawsworth, born in Kensington England, assumed Ihe litle of King of P.adonda, an uninhabited speck of land in the Leeward Islands, which he said he inherited in 1947 from the late Irish pocl Michael Shiel. He abdicated afler 20 years of holding court in London taverns, attributing the move to "doc- tor's orders." "I think I've had Gaws- worth told a visitor Sunday. In a lellcr lo the Times, he re- ferred to 1370 as "this Impossi- bly painful last produc- ing "a couple of hundred al- Icmplcd verses in 10 months from this still homeless gangrcl (vagabond) man." Gawsworlh was an editor of "Poelry Review" until 1952, when his job was abolished in an economy move. His drinking also aroiised a storm of contro- versy in London literary circles. Gawsworth was a founder and editor of "The F.nglish London editor of Di- an inspirer of .0 pre- World War II non-Georgian lyric poetry movement, a member of several foreign literary socie- ties, a fellow of the Royal Socie- iy of Literature, a Freeman of Ihe City of l-ondon, and a Royal A'r Force officer during World War II. It was not known whether he left survivors. lie died at Princess Beatrix Hospital of an undisclosed Ill- ness. By ELUE UUCKER Why Can't the FBI Arrest Communists? Q. I received from (lie U.S. Suyit. of Documents ;i copy of the Communist Control Act of 1051 (Public law 037 Chapter Congress 2nd Session, S. 1 would like lo know If this Is Mill a law. If It Is, In Section 2 It slates that the Communist Parly of the U.S. Is an Instrument of a conspiracy to overthrow (he Government of (he U.S.A. Now, why can't Ihe Fflf, alter Investigation, arrest communists! I'm not sure the official name ol the law Is, hut U stales that "activity designed to overthrow (lie government by force or violence Is a violation of a Federal statute and Milhln the Kill's Jurisdiction, (from a 13 year old A. Whew! You're certainly not the average 13-year-old. consulted U.S. Attorney Eldon Malion on your question, he replied that Ihe Communist Conlrol Act is Mill a valid law and you are correct in slating Ihe FBI has authority to arrest people charged with violation of this act. The accused would be entitled to a due process hearing just as in any other type of case. He said (here are very few cases cited in conncclion with Ibis act because getting sufficient fads lo ]uslify an arrest and bearing is most difficult lo obtain. And now on to your next question below: Q. f would like to know, also, If Ihe niack Panthers have hccn found to he associated with Ilic Communist Parly of the U.S.A.? I'm nnt asking Ihcse questions because I'm a Black Panther or comiminlsl, hut because I'm an American citizen who Is proud and loves America even (hough I'm part ol the so- called dissident youlh of America. A. Mr. Malion, U.S. Attorney has been unable lo obtain any information whereby he can unequivocally state that the Black Panthers arc. associated wilh the Communist Parly. He said there's been no adjudication (judicial decision) of this fact and while Iherc's much suspicion Ihat the Black Panlhors might be associated with Ihe Communist Parly, Ihere hns boon no such determination. You have some big questions for a 13-year -old. Q. t have several questions about our proposed Junior College. If a person's not Interested In technical vocational train- ing, can he still obtain academic (rain- ing from our other colleges at slate rates? If (his Is possible, Mill Ihe academic (raining he available all year or Jusl during (he summer? Will the local schools he reimbursed for actual cost or will (hey make a small profit? Il's been mentioned Ihat students desiring to slay In a dormitory would have lo us-: our local schools' dormitories. Would Ihclr rales be comparable to slalc schools? What provisions will be made to gel dorm students who cannot afford a car or bus and taxi fare to and from class? A. You certainly did have a few questions; okay here goes: Yes, you can obtain academic (raining from the other local colleges at slate rates, and schooling will be available all year. Raleigh Brown, Chairman of the Junior College Task Force says he believes Ihe local colleges will break even, but probably won'l make a profit. Dorm facilities won't be available on Ihe Junior College campus; you could stay in one of the private college dorms, but Ihe rates would be the same as the private college students pay. The Junior College will probably have some 'sort of a shuttle s'ervice lo and from the other colleges, but this is still in Die discussion stage; (his would he a mailer for the Iruslees of the junior college lo work out, when and if Ihe college is approved and trustees named. Address questions (o Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 73604. Names will nol hz used but questions must be .signed and addresses given. Please Include numbers If possible,   

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