Abilene Reporter News, October 3, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

October 03, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1970, Abilene, Texas 5. Angelo 13 Abilene 14 Winters 27 Cooper 3 Big Spring 7 Clyde 0 Coleman 55 Comanche 6 Easlland SSAnson 46 Cisco 6Munday OBreck 13 Haskell 14 Ranger 28 Wylie 6 Jacksboro 27 Albany 31 Stamford 14 Merkel 14 Ballinger Hamilton 6 MTW __ "WITHOUT WiTH BOTH YEAR, NO. Ill PHONE 673-4271 TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AIT GOE LOc SUNDAY Associated AFTER VIOLENT DAY Carroll Going Back to Prison RESCUE WORKERS CARRY VICTIM FROM COLORADO CRASH SITE plane carrying Wichita State football team bums in background (AP WirepholB] By BRENDA GREENE Reporter-News SlafI Writer Eurico Can-oil, 54, who has been in prison for Ihe past 22 years for the butcher-knife slay- ing of his wife, learned Friday, that lie will return to prison. The action tame when Federal Dist. Judge Leo Brewster ruled that Carroll was mentally competent to sland trial for the slaying of his wife in an Abilene federal courl hearing. Both state and federal courts had denied Carroll's petition for a writ of habeas corpus on the claim that !ie was mentally incompetent to stand trial 22 years ago, but the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans reversed the decision, saying, "some sort of relief, a psychia- tric examination is needed." Carroll's attorney, Chuck Erwin of Abilene, indicaled fol- lowing the judge's decision Friday afternoon, that Carroll would appeal (lie decision in the Fifth Circuit Court. Crash Devastates Football Team SILVER PLUM, Colo. A plane carrying some mem- bers of the Wichita State Uni- versity football team, athletic staff and team boosters crashed Friday In rugged mountain country near the Continental Di- vide. Thirty-one persons, includ- ing 13 football players, were be- lieved killed. Eleven persons, nine of them football players, a.pilot and the team trainer, were known to have survived. The Colorado Stale Patrol said it was in- formed there were 42 persons aboard, including a crew of four, when ffie twin-engine plane crashed and burned. The survivors were taken by s-nbulsricc Army helicopter to hospitals in Denver, about 55 miles east of where the plane went down near the eastern base of Loveiand Pass, a main route across Ihe Continenlal Divide. A second plane carrying 23 other players and the rest of HIE staff and boosters landed safely in Logan, Utah, where Wichita Stale was to play Utah State on Saturday. The game was can- celed. The plane that crashed car- ried the first and second tearhs. "It's a tradition that the boys who win the starling positions and Compose the second team always ride with the head said Fred Conti, one of the assistant coaches. Assistant Coach Chuck Ram- soy informed those aboard the second plane of the crash at the Logan Airport. Sedatives were adnu'nistered to many players at their hotel and they planned to go to church later. "It all happened so fast I didn't really think about it until we got said Glenn Kostal, a 20-year-old linebacker from Chicago who survived the crash. Kostal's mother said her son called her soon after the crash and said: "Mom, I'm alive. It's a miracle. My buddies are all dead." Mike Bruce, 21, of Sherman, 13 Under Age 21 Apply for Voting Thirteen 18-, 19-, and 20-year- olds are among the almost 501) county residents who have turned in voter registration applications already, according to Taylor County Tax Assessor- Collector Burl King. The applicants below age 21 may or may not get to vole, depending on the Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the 1970 Voting Rights Law. Wednesday afternoon applications were mailed out. Most of the 500 returned by Friday had been by mail. Honors for being the first 18- year-old io register went to Mrs. John D. Bowles of 2302 Amarillo, whose father, Billy D. Copcland, signed up for her Thursday. There were nine other applications from and 20- year-olds turned in the first day. The applicants included Robert E. Knox Jr., 18, of 1517 N. 17th; Clyde H. ISyrd, 19, of Tye; Clark E. Lawrence, 18, of 4348 S. 20th, Marilyn K. Browning, 18, of Tuscola; Robbie L. Sncll, 20, of 2642 S. 22nd; Mrs. Diana J. May, 18, of 1713 Rosewood; Michael L. McCalcb, 19, of 2049 Brenlwcod; Susan Russell, 18, of 2610 S. and Paul D. Reed, 17, of Merkel. Reed will be 18 on Jan. 28, three days before the Jan. 31 deadline for applying for a 1971 voter registration certificate. If a youlh Is going to turn 18 during 1971, he must register prior to Jan. 31, but then cannot vote until ho actually becomes 18, King said. King's office is accepting the applications from the and 20-year-olds, but is waiting on a Supreme Court decision before mailing out these certificates. He emphasized that the computerized cards received in the mail this week are not certificates, btit are applications for certificates. "They must be signed, dated, and returned to me by Jan. 31 if the person expects to vote in 3971." he said. "Of course, we hope that everyone won't wait until January to send them in." If the 18-year-old vote is approved, King is forecasting a record registered voters in Taylor County in 1971. In Howard County four hopeful voters below 21 have returned registration applica- tions. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER tWMHur AUp Pg. ID) ABILENE AND VICINITY UO-mlle radiirsj Clear 10 partly cloudy Salur- day, Saturday night and Sunday. Hioti both Low Salurday night 65. TEMPERATURES ft- Frt. p.m. Tex., another survivor said from his hospital bed in Den- ver: "Everyone was looking at th6 kept getting closer closer. We" were "en- joying The plane took a dip or some- thing.' Next thing, the plane end- ed up in the trees." 'Sheriff Harold Brumbaugh of Clear Creek County safd the plane crashed in timber just off U.S. 6, a heavily traveled winter roule to Colorado ski country. He said the plane burned in the Dry Gulch Creek area, about eight miles west of this old min- ing town. It was near the Loveiand Ba- sin ski area and the conslruc- tion site for the Straight Creek Tunnel. Among those not accounted for were the head football coach, Ben Wilson, and his wife; Athletic Director A. C. "Bert" Katzenmeyer and his wife; Associated Athletic Direc- tor Lloyd Farmer; Kansas State Rep. and Mrs. Ray King, and Wichita banker John Grooms and his wife. Dr. Clark Ahlberg, president of the university, said in Wichi- ta, Kan., the survivors included .John Taylor, Sherman, Tex.; Dave Lewis, Duncan, Okla.; Glenn Kostal, Chicago; John Hcheisel, Garden Plain, Kan.; Randy Jackson, Atlanta, Tex.; Bob Renner, Garden Plain, NEWSlNDEX Amusements............. 2D Aitrology 7D Bridge HA Church Newi.......... 5, 4C Clouifitd 3-7D Comici............. 10, 11C Editorial. 4C Farm ID MorttH 8, 9C Obituarist............9A, ID Oil..................... 8A Sporlj............... T-7C TV Log..............------HA TV Sceuf 11A Women'i 3C Kan.; Mike Bruce, Sherman, Tex.; and -Rich An- dover, Kan., all members" of the, St. Anthony's'Hospital'In Den- ver identified another player as Frank Morrison of Hawkins, Tex. Lutheran Hospital in Den- said, other, survivors were Ronald: Skipper, 34, Oklahoma City, a-copilot, and president of Golden Eagle Aviation, and Tom Reeves, a Wichita Slate trainer. Their conditions ranged from fair to critical, mostly from burns. "This is a sad, tragic day in the history of Wichita Stale Uni- said Ahlberg, who kept a telephone line open to St. Anthony's Hospital Uj...-. keep track ol condition reports I Others aboard the plane and unaccounted for included these players: Randy Kiesaw, Clin- ton, Okla.; Don Christian; Dim- can, Okla.; Ron Johnson, Kan- sas City, Mo.; Carl Krueger, Chicago. Jack Vetter, McPherson, Kan. Kan. Kan. Steve Moore, Derby, Marvin Brown, Solomon, Tom Owen, Temple Ter- race, Fla.; John Durcn, Oklaho- Sec CRASH, Tg. 3-A BURLEE CARROLL strikes officers He also said that if the appel- late court upheld the decision, Carroll would return to prison, subject to review by the parole board. If the higher court reverses the decision, Carroll could pos- sibly be eligible tor retrial, Erwin said. Carroll sal quietly in the courtroom throughout the hear- ing, but earlier in the day had become violent when county officers attempted to transfer him from Taylor County Jail, and he struck two officers with an iron pipe he had torn from his .cell. Carroll struck Sheriff George and Brpussard on tba head, but apparently their injuries were slight. He became violent about'. 8: JO a.m. Friday when Maxwell entered (he "drunk ih the basement to lake Carroll' During the noon recess, Maxwell said he had been placed in the "lank" Thursday morning for violent behavior earlier this week. "Twice I had lo talk him out of some slivers of glass he had obtained by breaking windows and two Maxwell said. An attempt to force Carroll out of the cell by spraying chemical Mace was futile and "finally we just opened the door and went in after Maxwell said. With the help of a number of deputies and trusties, including Vernon Tyler, Maxwell and Broussard managed to control Carroll when he apparently tripped over a bed in the cell. Clad only in green fatigue panls and worn socks, Can-oil brought to the Federal Building about a.m. and wailed in Ihe car until about a.m. while Judge Brew- ster, Maxwell and Erwin dis- cussed whether lo proceed with the hearing as scheduled. About a.m. Judge Brew- ster came out to the car and talked to Carroll for a few minules. The judge asked him if he recognized him, and Carroll See RULING, Pg. 3-A Remembering Highlight of homecoming activities at Albany Friday night was the dedication of the high school football stadium in the name of Fandangle producer Robert E Nail Taking a look at the bronze memorial plaque on the stadium's Memorial Archway are ex-student Joe A. Ciarke and Ex-Students Association President Mrs. Helen Lieb (Staff Photo by Gary Krino) Albany Dedicates Robert Nail Stadium M a 61 60 61 B 65 72 76 H'gh p.m.: t High ana 65. Sunset tail nbM: lunset Imilghti Barometer reMtng M 1 p.m.: M.15. HumWIly at 9 p.m.: 57 per cent. and low tor ending ind low um> tut ill i By GARY KRINO Reporter-News Staff Writer ALBANY Albany's Robert E. Nail, most well-known for his Fort Griffin Fandangle productions, was memorialized Friday night when Ihn Albany High School football stadium was dedicated in his honor. Joe A. Clarke, Albany ex- student and retired Fort Worth bank official, told about 100 gathered at the stadium for the ceremonies that Nail was being honored "not for any one of his outstanding traits, but for all that he was." A bronze plaque purchased by the Ex-Students Association and mounted on the stadium's Memorial Archway calls Nail a "scholar, humanitarian, playwright." However, Clarke said Nail's greatest asset was his ability "to lead and inspire others to do not merely Iheir very best, but beyond thai." It is very fitting that the bronze memorial plaque should be on the arch that overlooks the arena (Albany football stadium) where once hundreds gaUiered with flags, trappings, callle, wagons, music, song and spirit to celebrate the saga of.the Old West, Clarke said. "While Ihe scene has he continued, "those who remember the Fandangle In thin arena have a lifelong memory to cherish." After the plaque was unveiled by Clarke, Donnie Chambers, president of the Albany High School class of 1969, presented Ex-Studenls Associalion President Mrs. Helen Lieb wilh a check to be used by Ihe association in Nail's memory. The dedication was a part of Albany Homecoming festivities, which will continue Saturday. Nail died in following a heart attack. Ranger Bond Refunding Given Okay District Judge Leo Brewster Friday approved the City of Ranger's bid to re-issue in bonds, which were originally issued bach in the 1920s during the town's oil boom. City officials had working OB for when it 'beckme' apparent Ranger would not be able to pay off the remaining debt obligation when the bonds became due last March I. The plan, devised ivith Uie help of financial advisers from Dallas, was filed in federal court here two weeks ago. The refunding plan, approved by the federal judge, calls for the bond payments to be made over a period of 25 years, starting in 1971 and ending in 1996. Bonds are to be retired serially, meaning that a certain amount will be retired each year until the bondholders are paid off. Jack Morris of Dallas, a municipal financial adviser, said during the hearing that, in his opinion, the plan of composition (plan for refunding) was fair and in the best interest of both the bond holders and the city. He said he had studied Ranger's financial situation for several years and that there had been a change in the city's financial picture within the last two years. "I can't see why the city couldn't pay both principal and interest and still have enough money to operate he said. The old bonds which had a graduated interest scale Hi per cent when first issued in 1920s to 4 per cent would be ;xchanged for the new bonds with a graduated inlcrest scale of per cent to 7 per cent within the 25 year period, Morris said. Glyn Gilliam, president of Ranger's First State Bank and financial commissioner for the City of Ranger, told the court, that based on 90 per cent collection each year, the city could produce annually toward retirement of the bonds, compared to the average annual requirement. H6' alas said the maximum annual See RANGER, Pg. 3-A Suit Filed in Cycle Death The widow of a young Michigan man who was killed when hit by a pickup west of Cisco Sept. 18 Friday filed a suit against an Abilene man in U.S. Dislrict Court here. Evelyn M. Kennedy, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., widow of James C. Kennedy, filed Ihe suit againsl 0. Volney Farnsworth, 2850 S. 5lh. Mrs. Kennedy asked for pecuniary damages lo herself, and another for damages lo her minor son, James M. Ken- nedy. The suit grew out of an Incident 5.9 miles west of Cisco on Interstate 20. Kennedy, 20, and Rlckle Geiw Woods, 18 also of Dearborn Heights, were struck by pickup driven by Farnsworth while lawmen said, they were on the shoulder of the high- way near their parked motorcycle Woods also was killed. Davis Scarborough ot Abilena filed the iult as attorney for the plaintlffi. ;