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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 26, 1970, Abilene, Texas                               Wichita F, 23 Cooper 13 B'wood 22 Abilene 20 B-Spring 46 Snyder 7 Andrews 18 S'wafer 6 Bailinger 15 Stamford 0 Rob't Lee 14 Albany Wylie 0 Ranger 0 49 Rule Munday 42 6 Winters 7 Anson 0 Breck 26 Cisco 6 Clyde 41 Roscoe 0 -WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Soviets Build Cuba Base U.S. Views Move With 'Seriousness' tN FOUR SECTIONS iOc SUNDAY Associated WASHINGTON (AP) The Pentagon said Friday it has sol- id indications the Soviets are building a permanent subma- rine base in Cuba, and the While House said it would view a strategic installation there "with utmost The Defense Department did not rule out the possibility that the facility reported under de- velopment may be designed lo support missile-firing subs now cruising off U.S. waters. A White House official who declined to be quoted by name drew a parallel with the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, when President John F. Kennedy said peace in the Caribbean could he preserved if Soviet offensive weapons were removed from the area and were kept out in the future. Kennedy's statement remains U.S. policy, the White House of- ficial said. Soviet ships have moved heavy barges and other equip- ment into the harbor at Cienfuc- gos ever the past few weeks which "makes us feel they may be seeking sustained capabili- ties in (he Pentagon Ex-Hell's Angel 'Refused to Kill' By STERLING TUCKER Reporter-News Slaff Writer Wayne Butcher, 24, an ex- member of the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang who left the gang because he refused to kill, will speak at the Belmont Baptist Church Saturday at 7 p.m. on what Christ has done for him. In November of 1967 the Hell's Angels left Butcher, a 24-year- old Tnlia native, for dead in the Arizona desert, he said in an interview here Friday afternoon. They had chased him for three days because he had committed an unpardonable sin, though he was third from the top in the California gang: He had refused to join his fellows in killing a California highway patrolman by running over him with his motorcycle. "I swerved to miss him and Just kept going, though I knew it meant death for me if they caught he said. The former Hell's Angel figured he didn't have much to lose In running from his gang, anyway. He had already been, marked for death because as a user of heroin and several of the hallucinogenic drugs he was, in the opinion of gang leaders, "a little too free with his he said. "Gang leaders didn't approve of our using the hard drugs for that very Butcher explained. "They knew If any of us who did were caught by the police the whole gang would be exposed." After being left in (he Arizona desert for dead, he woke up two months later In a Flagstaff hospital. He had been in a coma for eight weeks. He stayed in the hospital and was cured of his drug habit. As soon as he was well enough to travel, he went back home to Tulia, where he lived with his mother and found a job as a mechanic. One weekend he decided to share an apartment with a mechanic friend. He said, "Monday night this friend was dressed in a suit and asked me go to church with him. I didn't believe in God, so he WAYNE BUTCHER 10 speak here went to church without me, but he kept afler me every night to go to church with Wayne said. "Finally, on Thursday, I went with him, just to shut him up. I sal in the back row and read the hymnal and did every- thing else I could think of to Sec ANGKL, 2-A spokesman Jerry W. Friedhejm announced. Asked if the base is intended to support Russia's new Yan- kee-class submarines, each of which carries 16 missiles and is similar lo the U.S. Polaris subs, Friedheim replied: "We can't rule out that possi- bility." The White House official said such submarines clearly would be offensive in nature and thus would bring into play the policy Kennedy enunciated. He added that this country "would view the establishment of a strategic base in the Carib- bean with utmost seriousness." He said no representations on the subject have yet been made to the Soviet Union, adding that the United States is keeping close watch to determine what kind of weapons could be based at the site where activity has been spotted, "Al the right the adminislration official said, the United States "will take the ac- tion that seems indicated." The Russians have 13 of the Yankee-type nuclear-powered submarines and are building 15 more, according to the Penta- gon. Officials have reported that ore or more are now stationed in the Atlantic. Friedheim had declined to make any comparison between the threat posed to the United States in 10fi2 when the Russians moved long-range missiles into Cuba and the new development at Cienfuegos On Cuba's south- cm slwre. "We cannot be positive what the inlpntion he said. "We are keeping a close watch on these activities and are contin- uing to obtain information on Soviet activities there." The new facilities at Cienfue- gos were spotted by high-flying American U2 reconnaissance planes, the same aircraft that spotted the Russian missiles eight years ago. The Soviets re- moved the missiles within a few weeks after President Kennedy threatened direct action and mobilized U.S. forces for a pos- sible attack. lite United Stales uses bases at Holy Loch, Scotland; Rota, Spain, and the island of Guam to support polaris subs cruising in European and Pacific waters. These bases enable the craft to remain near their stations by eliminating the need to make the long trip home for servicing and supplies. A similar facility at Cienfue- gos would enable Russia to keep more of ils nuclear and conven- tional subs in western waters for longer periods. The Soviets have no permanent naval facili- ties in the Western hemisphere. Friedheim noted lhat although Soviet subs and surface ships have operated from Cienfuegos in the past there had been no permanent facilities in, the har- bor for their use. The submarine tender and three olher Soviet ships are now in the harbor; however, there are no submarines at present. Friedheim said the three heavy barges brought into Cien- fuegos were carried on the deck of a Soviet amphibious craft first spotted by U.S. ships shad- owing a Soviet task force as it c-ssed the Atlantic earlier this month. He sidestepped specula- tion that the barges might be used as a floating drydock. Cienfuegos, which means "100 fires" in Spanish is located about 40 miles cast of the Bay of Pigs, site of the aborted 1961 in- vasion by a group of American- supported Cuban exiles trying io overthrow Prime Minister Fitiel Castro. Say aah Ben, a hippo at the Chessihgton, England, wo, opens wide for trainer David Flower for a morning teeth cleaning. The animal eats so much grass that the ritual is neces- sary to remove the hard stalks that lodge in his molars. (AP Wirephoto) 1962 POLICY City Employes Must Reside In Abilene Limits or Resign __ By JIM CONLEY Reporter-News Staff Writer 'Hie city personnel director said Friday that at least 13 city employes who live outside Abilcne's limits either must move into the city or resign. Bilt Olson, director of personnel, said that i n accordance with personnel INSTANT WATER BALL WHEN FRIDAY RAIN STOPPED James, 12, and Justice Venable, 9, play with baseball Cool Front Pushes Showers Into Area Gentle, soaking autumn rains fell In Abilene and many olher areas of Big Country Friday from clouds which moved before a cool front from the Texas Panhandle and South Plains. In Abilene, at least a dozen auto accidents were reported between 2 p.m. and p.m. Friday after showers which dumped an official .14 inches soaked city streets. Some sections of the city, however, reported as much as .35 inches of prccipilalion in midafternoon showers. The total for (he year in the Key City is 16.19 inches. Heavy rains fell in areas northeast of Abilene, with Gorman receiving the heaviest amount of rain, 2 inches. De Leon recorded 1.50, Tuscola 1.15 and Bailinger .50. WHERE IT RAINED Abilene Municipal Airport Total for Year Normal for Year Total 16.19 17.57 59 BIG SPRING CISCO COLORADO CITY V .31 DE LEON 1.50 DUBLIN GORMAN............. 2.00 LAWN ..................78 PAINTROCK ............20 PUTNAM .40 TUSCOLA 1.15 WESTBROOK ..........20 Lawn received 1.50 inches, Cisco had .70 and Dublin totaled .66. The Weather Bureau predicted a clearing trend for most parls of the Big Country by Saturday. Temperatures are expected to he affected only slightly by the front as it moves through the Big Country, with a maximum in (he lower 70s. In other sections of Ihc stale, however, rain and thunderstorms are expected, except for clearing in the Pan- handle. Heavy thunderstorms, drop- ping torrents of rain stud- ded with lightning and rolling thunder, struck north Texas Fri- day night lo bring fears of flash flooding. A line of almost solid Ihunder. storms moved east of a Sher- man, Fort Worth, Brownwood line shortly after 8 p.m. with rainfall rates of an inch per hour. WEAfBSr DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY (WmlH Becomtno partly cloudy and cool StturSiy >nd SaVcrty nlsrit. Sundiy. Hlnh iaiwdiy .round Low Saturday ntaht in kv 5M Sunday jroutid M. Wlndl norlhtrly IS lo 3i mph. Diminishing Saturday afternoon, TEMPERATURES n n n i.ta policies, employes of the City of Abilene must live within the corporate limits of the city. He said, however, that he has heard of only one employe who has indicated to his department head that he would resign rather than move into the cily. "The others have indicated they will move into the city as soon as Olson said. The check-up was initiated in a memorandum given all ciiy employes on Sept. 18, which said that personnel policies of the City of Abilene, adopted Jan. 1, 1962, provide "lhat all permanent cily employes must reside within the corporate limits of the cily. .and must continue to do so during their tenure as employes. Also the memorandum noted that employes "who owned their place of residence outside the cily limits prior lo this date were not required to move inside the city limits." The memorandum concludes: "It is regrettable that it has become necessary to so forcefully bring this matter to the attention of all our fine employes when the existing problem has been created by so few." Cilv Manager H. V. Cliflon said Friday that Ihe city has 863 employes. Thus only about 14 per cent of the employes are living in violation of the policy. In Olson's memorandum he says that ''effective immediately, any change of residence of an employe shall be reported to the department head concerned within 48 hours and failure to comply may result in disciplinary action. Olson said employes living outside the cily limits have been told they either must move into the city or resign. As far as the "why" of the rule, Olson said ''There are many pros and cons. All we can really say is that the city council saw fit to pass it In 1962." Various city employes expressed Ihe pros and cons, which seem to boil down to two main ideas. Those backing up the city's position say that Abilene citizens pay taxes lo support Uie city and therefore employes should be under the same lax structure municipal government. Otherwise, the question is asked, how can they work in the best interests of the city? Those against Ihe rule seem (o ask why it makes any difference where a person lives as long as he does his work in an accept- able manner. Jordanian Troops Find 15 of 54 Hijack Hostages AMMAN (AP) Jordanian troops poking through the shelled ruins of an abandoned refugee camp near Amman Fri- day found 15 of the 54 hostages from three Western airliners hi- jacked by Palestinian guerrillas two weeks ago. The group of eight Britons, five Swiss and two Germans were locked in a house aban- doned by the guerrillas at Wah- dat camp. "We are foreign hostages, help, help. Don't Ihe prisoners shouted when Ihey heard the soldiers outside the house. The troops smashed down the door and freed the group. There was no sign of the other 39 hostages, all but one Ameri- can. But the freed men ex- more than two weeks by the pressed belief (he held guerrillas, were somewhere nearby. Pearl's Estate Gone? LOS ANGELES Choate Birch, who presumably inherited million from A. Otis Birch, may have received nothing, lawyers speculated Fri- day. One said there are legal claims of about against the estate. Another, Pasadena attorney David Agncw said: "I've never been able to fig- ure out where lhat million figure came from. AH I've been able lo find is that the estate is almost worthless." Birch, who died at 95 in 1967, left a will naming his 63-year- old wife Pearl, as sole benefi- ciary. Five religious groups dis- puted the will, claiming the oil- man had agreed to leave his money to them. Last Friday a probate court in Dallas threw out the contest- ants' suit and virtually assured Mrs. Birch of whatever assets remained. Mrs. Birch, interviewed this week in Odessa, Tex., said she hadn't yet received a nickel from the estate but expected the money to roll in soon. Then she took off by bus for Pecos. After apparently missing her bus connection there for Arte- sia, N.M., she took a taxi three miles out of town, remarking See ESTATE, Pg. 2-A TODAY'S NEWS INDEX Color Vietnam Map A full-color map of Vietnam is reprinted on Pg. 10-C of today's Reporter-News es a public service after numerous requests from relatives of GIs stationed in the war-tern country. Replace Equipment The U.S. has announced rhat it will replace the equip- ment lost by Jordanian soldiers during the civil war which cams to a holt Friday. Stories Pg. 3-A. Amuitmeriti 8A Aurally 8A Form Morkttt Obiruoma 10 Church News 4-5A Cloiiiritd 3. 70 Comlci 6, 7C Ediloilall 20 Sportj 1.71 TV U, .7, TV Stout Women'i 2, 3C   

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