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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 11, 1970, Abilene, Texas ACC ENMU 61 McMurry 331 Texas 41 7 SFA 15 Oklahoma 9 Tech AAM 21 7 Arkansas 411 Okla. St. 341 Jacksboro 55 Stanford 241 Sui Ross 31 Baylor 7|TCU 201 Hamlin 7 USG 14|HPC 21 Nebraska 21 j Houston 31 Missouri 7 Miss. SI. 14 Abilene Sporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORIX) EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron lilllfU? fill r liuuii SOTH YEAR, NO. 120 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER ll, 1970 iHi - iii! ? jprflWWfF"™ SIX SECTIONS Alii 10c DAILY—25c SUNDAY Associated Press {IP) Kidnaping Shocks Canada 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 Winters Saturday. The Eldorado team took first place while Jimmie Hubbard, 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) Jet Hijacked to Baghdad TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The American pilot and a stewardess told Saturday night of how three young Iranians forced their Iran Air Boeing 727 to fly to Baghdad, shot the chief steward, then were arrested by Iraqi 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 the plane flew back to Tehran. Capt. Ross de Spenza, 46, 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 legalized abortions and voluntary sterilization, stating, “No woman should be forced to bear an unwanted child.” Distributed to newsmen were printed reports from three separate task forces appointed last year by President Nixon to recommend programs to help the physically and mentally handicapped and to suggest prioriUes in higher education. The education panel urged broadened federal scholarship programs and greater government 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 jogging 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 IO flights of stairs and speed away in his limousine. The demonstrators, employes of Romney’s department, had waited outside his office for 7 hours hoping to present him a petition with 600 names demanding an end to what they called “institutional racism” at HUD. An aide explained that the dispute 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 waiting for the secretary, with the speakers calling Romney and his assistant secretaries “criminals.” They refused to permit aides to Romney to speak to the crowd gathered in the conference room. As the aide related this la what happened: Romney emerged alone from his office at about 4:30 p.m., politely greeted the employes standing around his door and beaded, for the nearby bank of elevators. The employes crowded around him as he waited and gushed into the elevator with im. Romney pushed his way out and with rapid strides headed for the nearby stairwell. And the race was on. Romney, who often jogs two miles in Rock Cleek Park here, raced down the stairs, with about 35 of the demonstrators behind him. As Romney reached his limousine, one of the demonstrators, Leonard Ball, a field worker for the Washington Urban League, caught up with him and attempted to give him the petition. Romney, clutching a newspaper and attache case, shoved Ball and told him “get away from the car.” The secretary then got into the car, slammed the door as security police surrounded the vehicle. Then Romney drove off. The petition Romney refused to accept demanded that by Oct. 23 an upgrading of employes in the comptroller division, formulation of a plan to provide training at government expense and transfer of all comptroller division supervisors who were on duty in April when the first charges of discrimination wert made. I It said: “The task force notes with approval that many Americans—as reflected in recent legislative and judicial decisions —are changing their attitudes toward the termination of unwanted pregnancies. “In the interest of both maternal and child mental 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 government to “provide active leadership for increased support of birth control research, increased dissemination of birth control information, and increased availability of birth control measures and voluntary sterilizations and abortions.” Heading the group was Mrs. Winthrop Rockefeller, wife of th Republican governor of Arkansas. Presidential task force reports represent recommendations only. The administration studies them before deciding whether to adopt any of the proposals as policy. Nixon has taken no position on the reports made public Saturday. The President was away from his vacation White House, weekending at Grand Cay in the Bahamas. The task force on higher education srid, “Existing forms of financial aid for economically disadvantaged students are inadequate in both amount and form.” It recommended that the most immediate priority be assigned to “establishment* of special educational opportunity grants that will make such assistance far more widely available ...” Second priority was given to more federal aid for Negro colleges, which were said to be “severely handicapped financially ” Nixon already has Increased federal outlays for such purposes by $29 million. said the moment the hijackers pushed aside the partition curtain, one of them shot and wounded one of the two stewards, Armen Avanesian. She added that neither steward had attempted any resistance. Two hijackers carrying pistols then entered the cockpit and told the crew: “Hands up— 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 Baghdad. Before landing the pilot asked Baghdad Airport for an ambulance. De Spenza said this puzzled the airport authorities at first but they soon realized the situation and granted the aircraft landing permission. After landing the hijackers permitted the wounded chief steward—shot under the heart —to 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 hijackers told the Baghdad authorities that they wanted 21 political prisoners released within See BAGHDAD, Pg. 2 A MONTREAL (AP) - Two men armed with machine guns kidnaped Quebec's labor minister from his suburban home Saturday minutes after the provincial government rejected a demand for the release of 23 “political prisoners” by terrorists who abducted a British diplomat Monday. Police said the men seized the labor minister, Pierre Laporte, 49, while he was playing football with his son and drove away with him. They said the car was found abandoned several blocks from Laporte’s home in fashionable St. Lambert, across the St. Lawrence river from Montreal. The Quebec government announced at 5:30 p.m. EDT it would give the abductors of the Briton—James Richard Cross, also 49—safe 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 prisoners were not freed by 6 p.m. EDT Saturday. They called it their final deadline. Quebec’s justice minister, Jerome Choquette, said in a televised statement that the kidnapers’ “humanitarian gesture” in releasing Cross — the British trade commissioner — in Montreal, would be taken into consideration by the courts if they chose to remain in Canada. Cross’ abductors identified themselves as members of the Quebec Liberation Front (FLQ), which seeks the independence of French- speaking Quebec province from Canada and has been linked with many terrorist acts. They took the diplomat from his home in Montreal on Monday. Choquette said in his statement, read both in French and English on the state-owned Canadian 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 objectively, he said. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Saturday night in Ottawa that a foreign country had agreed to accept Cross’ kidnapers. He did not name the coun try, but indicated it was either Cuba or Algeria. He said the Ottawa government was consulted before Cheque!to's broadcast. The kidnapers originally demanded release of 23 persons imprisoned or awaiting trial and $500,000 in gold. The prisoners and any members of their families who wanted to go were to be flown to Cuba or Algeria. They dropped the demand for money in their final communique. Four of the 23 prisoners are serving life terms—three for murder—and the others serving time have been sentenced to terms of up to 25 years. Robert Lemieux, an attorney See CANADA, Bg. 2-A Radicals Claim 5th Bomb Blast NEW YORK (AP) - The nation’s fifth bombing in the past week claimed by a radical underground group heavily damaged a Queens courthouse Saturday. 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 investigation. That 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 radical groups. The Federal Aviation Agency tightened security around the nation's airports in response to a series of threats against those facilities. A spokesman said Saturday 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 mast of the building's windows and caused heavy interior damage, knocking several heavy wooden doors off their hinges. Police said that an open stairwell in the building reduced the effect of the explosion and may have saved the building from collapsing. A prison guard at Long Island City jail, adjacent to the courthouse, received an anonymous warning of the bomb.at 1:10 TODAY’S NEWS INDEX Heed early warnings and don't despair. That's advice from Les Clark, local businessman, who won a six-year battle with cancer. He tells his story on Page 1-B. Abilene Events .... ......14-C Hospital Patient* ......8-A Amusements ...... . . 12, 15-C Jumble Puzzle ..... ...... 7-B Astroloqy ....... ...... 7-B Letter to Servicemen ......7-B Austin Notebook . . ...... 5-A Markets .......... 8, 9-B Berry's World ..... ..... 12-C Obituaries....... 14, 15-A Books ...... ...... 10-B Oil Page ......... ____ 13-A Bridge ..... 15-C Record Review ..... 14-C Business Week . . . . ...... 7-B Sports .......... 1-7, 12-D Classified 8-12-D Texas!! ........ 4-B Crossword Puzzle . . ....... 7-B To Your Good Health 12-B 6-B TV Tab Section E Farm News ....... TO, 11-B Women's News MT, 16-C TRAINEE GIVEN DIGNITY Nature of Basic Changed WASHINGTON (AP) - There’ll be hot soup on the firing range, a leisurely atmosphere at chow time and eight hours of sleep for Army recruits who are to be treated with dignity and addressed as “soldier,’' not “dud” or “eight-ball.” Profane language is out; so is hazing, harassment and mass punishment. It’s all part of a new look in basic training spelled out in 16 pages of revised Army regulations to improve the treatment of recruits and make their life more comfortable. The changes, in the works for months, are not an attempt “to pamper or coddle trainees,” but should, instead, help turn out a more “disiplined, highly motivated soldier,” the regulations say. On the other hand, Marine Corps Commandant Leonard F. Chapman takes an opposite view and believes Marine training should be “tightened up and toughened up.” “The object of recruit training,” Chapman said recently, “is to Instill discipline and other virtues of loyalty and patriotism and 4 I— to put recruits under physical and mental strains to see if they can stand up to it. “If he can't take it at the recruit depot, he can't take it on the battlefield,” Chapman said. Under the Army’s regulations, recruit training “is to be devoid of harassment, and respect of the dignity of the individual trainee will be clearly evident at all times.” Peeling potatoes and washing dishes are still a part of Army life. But no longer will trainees be required to work in officers’ clubs, golf courses or the post exchange. The regulations urge that “trainees be permitted to eat in a relaxed atmosphere,” without having to rush their meals. As for having to spend the day on the firing range or at other training sites, the regulations say recruits should be given hot or cold beverages or soup during midmorning ard midafternoon breaks. “The benefits to morale and performance,” the Army contends, “normally outweigh the Inconvenience or efforts required to provide beverages or soup.” a m. Saturday. “This is Weatherman calling,” the caller was quoted as saying. “There is a bomb planted in the court building that will go off shortly. This is in retaliation for what happened during the week. Inform pig Murphy.” Patrick V. Murphy is the city’s new police commissioner. The bomb went off IO minutes after the call, police said. Two policemen, who were investigating the call, were across the street when the bomb exploded. Agnew Stung At Becoming Dart Target NEW YORK (AP) - The manufacturers of a toy dart board bearing the likeness of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew said Saturday th<*’ had been warned by a lawyer for Agnew to “cease and desist” production of the toy'. Richard Sampson Jr., president of R. L. Sampson Enterprises, 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 Agnew. Sampson said the firm intended to continue manufacturing the toy and had retained lawyer William Kunstler to act on its behalf in any court action. White, reached in Baltimore, confirmed he had discussed the matter with Sampson, but he did not indicate whether legal action was being considered. “We wish they wouldn’t make it.” he said of the toy. White had a hand in earlier agreements involving the commercial distribution of Spiro Agnew wristwatches and Tee shirts, with Agnew’s endorsement being exchanged for a pledge to distribute some of the proceeds to charity. The dart board, on the market since August, is printed with a caricature of Agnew’s face with the words “Et Tu Spiro” below. Sampson said it has been distributed nationally at a retail cost of $3. He said White, in his letter, had claimed the toy was “an invasion of the Vice President’s privacy.” WEATHER U S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map. Pg 10-B)    I ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mMa radium) — Mostly cloudy and cool with scattered light rain Sunday and Sunday night Partly cloudy and mild on Monday. The high Sunday 65. Low Sunday night SS. High on Monday 70. Probability of rain Sunday 40 per cent, and 50 per cent Sunday night. Winds should be northerly Sunday afternoon IO to 15 m.p.h. TEMPERATURES Sat. p.m. .    70 ...    . 73 ...    75 ... 76  77 .. .... 75 ..... 73  is   66 Sat. a.m. 49 49 52 52 52 SI 50 51 55 60  1:00  2:00  3:00 .    .    4:00 5:00   6:00 . 7.00   1:00   9:00  10:00 64 ............. 11:00      — 60    12:00   . . - High end I ow ter MJtours ending 9 p.m.: 77 and 40. High and low aa me data teat year: 90 ad 66. Sunset last night! 7:1*t aonrlaa todays 7:39; sunset tonight: 7:11. Barometer reading at 9 p.m • ff.H Humidity at 9 p.m.: 60 par -ant. J ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: October 11, 1970

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