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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 11, 1970, Abilene, Texas                               ACC 61 ENMU 7 33 SFA 41 Oklahoma 21 41 Baylor 34 TCU 55 Hamlin 24 USC 31 HPC 21 Missouri 31 Miss, St. 14 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORU) EXACTLY AS IT 673'4271_______ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 11, 1970- Fiery competition Jo Fatheree, right, of the Eldorado Volunteer Fire Dept, women's auxiliary, closes her eyes and douses something, but not a fire, In race competition at Win- ters Saturday. The Eldorado team took first place while Jimmie Hubtard, left, and the Coleman women's team took third place. The competition was part of the semi-annual convention of the Hill Country Firemen's Assn. (Staff Photos by John Best) lOc 2nd Kidnaping Shocks Canada Jet Hijacked to Baghdad TEHRAN, Iran (AP) The American pilot and a steward- ess told Saturday night of how three young Iranians forced their Iran Air Boeing 727 to fly to Baghdad, shot the chief stew- ard, then were arrested by Irani police. The plane was held for sever- al hours at the airport In the Iraqi capital while the three threatened to blow up the plane unless Iran released 21 political prisoners. Aboard the plane were 52 persons. The three finally surrendered to Iraqi authorities and tha plane new back to Tehran. Capl. Ross de Spenza, 40, the pilot of California, told a news conference that minutes before landing at Abadan in southwest Iran three passengers In their early 20s left their seats and walked toward the first-class section. A hostess, Naheed Moazemi, Presidential Task Force Endorses Legal Abortions KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) The Florida White House made public Saturday a task force report that endorses legal- ized abortions and voluntary sterilization, stating, "No wom- an should be forced to bear an unwanted child." Distributed to newsmen were printed reports from three sep- arate task forces appointed last year by President Nixon to rec- ommend programs to help the physically and mentally handi- capped and to suggest priorities in higher education. The education panel urged broadened federal scholarship programs and greater govern- ment aid to predominantly-Ne- gro colleges and universities. It was the task force on the mentally handicapped that called for legalized abortion and Increased federal efforts to promote birth control. TO OUTRUN PROTESTERS Romney's Park Jogs Come in Real Handy WASHINGTON (AP) George Romney's frequent jog- ging in the park came In handy Friday. It put the 63-year-old secretary of Housing and Urban Development in shape to outrun 300 demonstrators down 10 flights of slairs and speed away In his limousine. The demonstrators, employes of Romney's department, had wailed outside his office for 7 hours hoping to present him a petition with 600 names de- manding an end to what they called "institutional racism" at HUD. An aide explained that the dis- pute had been going on for a week. And before Romney emerged the demonstrators had been listening to emotional speeches much of the time they were walling for the secretary, with (he speakers calling Rom- ney and his assistant secreta- ries "criminals." They refused to permit aides to Roirmey to speak to the crowd gathered in (he conference room. As the related this If what happened: Rorruwy emerged ilona from Ms offlci about p.m., politely greeted the employei standing nround his door and Beaded, for the nearby bank of elevators. The employes crowd- ed around him as he wailed and pushed into Ihe elevator with him. Romney pushed his way out and with rapid strides head- ed for the nearby stairwell. And Ihe race was on. Rom- ney, who oflen jogs two miles in Rock Creek Park here, raced down the stairs, with about 35 el the demonstralors behind him. As Romney reached his lim- ousine, one of the demonstra- lors, Leonard Ball, a field work- er for tlio Washington Urban League, caught up with him and attempted to give him the peli- tion. Romney, clutching a newspa- per and altache case, shoved Ball and told him "get away from the car." The secretary then got into the car, slammed the door as security police sur- rounded the vehicle. Then Rom- ney drove off. The petition Romney refused lo accept demanded that by Oct. 23 an upgrading of employes in the comptroller division, formu- lation of plan io provide traln- Ing tt government trantfer of til comptroller divi- sion who were on duty In April when the first charges of discrimination, vert made. It said: "The task force notes with approval that many Ameri- reflected hi recent leg- islative and judicial decisions changing their altitudes toward the termination of un- wanted pregnancies. "In the interest of both mater- nal and child menial health, no woman should be forced to bear an unwanted child. For today's unwanted children, far more than the others, are likely to be tomorrow's alienated, violent, mentally disabled or criminal." The panel called on govern- ment to "provide active leader- ship for increased support of birth control research, In- creased dissemination of birth control information, and in- creased availability of birth control measures and voluntary sterilizations and abortions." Heading the group was Mrs. Winlhrop Rockefeller, wife of th Republican governor of Ar- kansas. Presidential task force re- ports represent recommenda- lions only. The administration studies them before deciding whether to adopt any of the pro- posals as policy. Nixon has taken no position on the reports made public Satur- day. The President was away from his vacalion While House, weekending at Grand Cay in the Bahamas. The task force on higher edu- cation KDid, "Existing forms of financial aid for economically disadvanlaged students are in- adequate in bolh amount and form." It recommended lhat the most Immediate priority be assigned to "establishment of special ed- ucational opportunity grants that will make such assistance far more widely available Second priority given to more federal aid for Negro col- leges, which were Mid to "severely handicapped finan- cially." Nixon already has Increased federal ouilays for such pur- poses by J29 million. said the moment the hijackers pushed aside the partition cur- tain, one of them shot and vounded one of the two stew- ards, Armen Avanesian. She added that neither steward had atlempted any resistance. Two hijackers carrying pistols then entered the cockpit and lold the crew: "Hands Baghdad, Baghdad." In poor English they told De Spenza and his Iranian copilot, Parviz Naghavi, to head for Baghdad. The pilot, copilot and flight engineer, Ralph Anderson of Stockholm, assured the gunmen the plane would land in Bagh- dad. Before landing the pilot asked Baghdad Airport for an ambu- lance. De Spenza said this puz- zled the airport authorities at first but they soon realized the .situation and granted the air- craft landing permission. After landing the hijackers permitted the wounded chief under the heart be moved to hospital. One girl helping him said he was bleeding from the chest but he was still cheerful and smiling. When the wounded man was moved out of the plane, the hi- jackers told the Baghdad au- thorities that they wanted 21 po- litical prisoners released within See BAGHDAD, Fg, 2-A MONTREAL (AP) Two men armed with machine guns kidnaped Quebec's labor minis- ter from his suburban home Sat- urday minutes after the provin- cial government rejected a de- mand for the release of 23 "po- litical prisoners" by terrorists who abducled a British diplo- mat Monday. Police said Hie men seized the labor minister, Pierre Laporte, 49, while he was playing football with his son and drove away with him. They said Ihe car was found abandoned several blocks from Laporte's home in fashion- able St. Lambert, across the St. Lawrence river from Montreal. The Quebec government an- nounced at 5i30 p.m. EOT it would give the abductors of the Richard Cross, also passage out of Canada in return for his immediate freedom but would not release the prisoners as the abductors demanded. Kidnapers said they would kill him if the prisoner's were not freed by G p.m. EOT Saturday. They called it their final deadline. Quebec's justice minister, Je- rome Choquette, said in a tele- vised statement lhat the kidnap- ers' "humanitarian gesture" in releasing Cross the British trade commissioner in Mont- real, would be taken into consid- eration by the courts if they chose to remain in Canada. Cross' abductors identified themselves as members of the Quebec Liberation Front which seeks the independence of French- speaking Quebec prov- ince from Canada and has been linked with many terrorist acts. They look the diplomat from his home in Montreal nn Monday. Choquette said in his state- ment, read both in French and English on the stale-owned Ca- nadian Broadcasting Corp., that no society could survive if the decisions of its governments or courts were erased by violence or blackmail. The government could not agree to "forget" crimes that had been committed, but parole procedure would be applied ob- jectively, he said. A Foreign Ministry spokes- man said Saturday night in Ot- tawa that a foreign country had agreed to accept Cross' kidnap- ers. He did not name the coun- try, but indicated it was either Cuba or Algeria. He said the Ot- tawa government was consulted before Clioqnelte's broadcast, The kidnapers originally de- manded release of 23 persons imprisoned or awaiting trial and in gold. The prisoners and any members of their Eami- lies who wanted to go were to be flown to Cuba or Algeria. They dropped the demand for money in their final commu- nique. Four of the 23 prisoners are serving life for the olhers serving lime have been senlenced lo terms of up lo 25 years. Robert Lemieux, an attorney See CANADA, Pg, 2-A Radicals Claim 5th Bomb Blast NEW YORK (AP) _ The na- tion's filth bombing in the past week claimed by a radical un- derground group heavily dam- aged a Queens courthouse Sat- urday. Minutes before the explosion a telephone caller saying, "This Is Weatherman" warned that a bomb had been planted. No one was injured. The FBI joined the investiga- tion. Thai agency was ordered by President Nixon Friday to find the persons responsible for three West Coast bombings Thursday. Those bombings and another one Monday in Chicago, all have been claimed by radi- cal groups. The Federal Aviation Agency tightened security around the nation's airports in response to a scries of threats against those facilities. A spokesman said Sat- urday that threats had also been made against other government installations, including military posts. The Defense Department and the FBI declined comment. The Queens courthouse blast blew out most of the building's windows and caused heavy inte- rior damage, knocking several heavy wooden doors off their hinges. Police said that an open stair- well in the building reduced the effect of the exp'osion and may have saved the building from collapsing. A prison guard at Long Island City jail, adjacent to the court- house, received an anonymous warning of the TODAY'S NEWS INDEX Heed early warnings and don't despair. advice from Les Clark, local businessman, who won a six-year battle wifh cancer. He tellj his story on Page I-B. Evenli.......... J4-C Amusements 12, 15-C Astrology.............. 7-B Austin Notebook 5-A Berry'J World 12-C Bridgo 15-C Business Week...... 7-B Classified" B-12-O Crossword Punle.........7-B Ediroriols 6-B farm News......... 10, 11-B Hospital Patlenfi.........8-A Jumbla Puzili.......... 7-B Leffer ro Servicemen 7-B Markets 8, 9-B Obituariw.......... 14, IS-A Oil Page 13-A Record Review........ 14-C Sport. t-7, 12-0 4-8 To Your Good Health.....12-B Section E TV Tab Women's News 1-11, 16-C TRAINEE GIVEN DIGNITY Nature of Bask Changed WASHINGTON (AP) There'll be hoi soup on the firing range, a leisurely atmos- phere al chow lime and eight hours of sleep for Army recruits who are to he treated will) dignity and addressed as not "dud" or "eight-ball." Profane language is oul; so is hazing, har- assment and mass punishmcnl. It's all part of a new look in basic training spelled out in 1C pages of revised Army regulations lo improve the treatment of recruits and make (heir life more comfor- table. The changes, in the works for monlhs, arc nol an attempt "lo pamper or coddle train- but should, instead, help lum out a more "dislpllried, highly motivated the regulations say. On Ihe other hand, Marine Corps Com- mandant Leonard F. Chapman takes an opposite view and believes Marine training should be "tightened up and toughened up." "The object of recruit Chapman said recently, "is to Instill discipline and other virtues of loyally and patriotism and to put recruits under physical and mental strains lo see if they can stand up to it. he can't take it at Ihe recruit depot, he can'l lake il on the Chapman said. Under the Army's regulations, recruit training "is to he devoid of harassment, and respect of the dignity nf the individual trainee will be clearly evident at all times." Peeling polatocs and washing dishes are still a part of Army life. But no longer will Irainces he required lo work in officers' clubs, golf courses or the post exchange. The regulations urge that "Irainees bo permitted lo eal in a relaxed without having to rush Ihelr meals. As for having to spend Ihe day on the firing range or nl other training sties, Ihe regulalions say recruits should be given hot or cold beverages or soup during mid- morning and mldafternoon breaks. "The benefits to morale and per- the Army conlcnds, "normally outweigh the Inconvenience or efforts re- quired to provide beverages or soup." a.m. Saturday. "This is Weatherman call- the caller was quoted as saying. "There is a bomb plant- ed in the court building that will go off shortly. This is in retali- ation for what happened during the week. Inform pig Murphy." Patrick V. Murphy Is tha city's new police commissioner. The bomb went off 10 minutes after the call, police said. Two policemen, who were investigat- ing the call, were across the street when the bomb exploded. Agnew 5.ung Al Becoming Dart Target NEW YORK (AP) _ The manufacturers of a toy dart board bearing tha likeness of Vice President Spiro T Agnew saicj Saturday thev had been warned by a lawyer for Agnew to "cease and desist" produc- tion of the toy. Richard Sampson Jr., presi- dent of R. L. Sampson Enter- prises, Ltd., of Endicott, N.Y., said at a news conference the warning came in a telephone call and later in a letter from George White Jr., a Baltimore lawyer and legal counsel to Ag- new. Sampson said the firm Intend- ed to continue manufacturing 1he toy and hart retained lawyer William Kunstler to act on its behalf in any court action. White, reached in Baltimore, confirmed he had discussed the matter wilh Sampson, but he did not indicate whelher legal action was being considered. "We wish they wouldn't make he said of the toy. White had a hand in earlier agreements Involving the com- mercial distribution of Spiro Ag- new wristwatches and Tee shirts, with Agnew's endorse- ment. being exchanged for a pledge to distribute some of the proceeds fo charity. The dart board, on (he market since August, is printed with a caricature of Agnew's face with the words "Et Tu Spiro" below. Sampson said it has been dis- tributed nationally at a retail cost of He said White, In his letter, had claimed the toy was "an in- vasion of the Vice President's privacy." U.S. DEPARTMENT Op COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Wcalhor Map, PS. AND VICINITY uo-miii _ Mojlly cloudy ita cool I'9M rain SuiSir  70. Probability el rain by e ran Sunday w per cent, and 50 per c'nl nlghl. wind! norttitrlv alUmo y Sunday Sunday alUmooo 10 to IS moS. TEMPERATURES ,3 8 a ST and i j   

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