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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1970, Abilene, Texas                               LamarT. 27 McMurry 10 EI5U 3 Texas 27 Sul Ross 0 TCU 31 Tex. ASM 15 5MU Rice 10 Miss, St. 20 AngeloSI. 10 Tex. Tech 16 Howard P. 7 0 SamHous.48 Tarleton 7 i Not. Da me 24 Missouri 7 Ohio State 28 Minnesota 8 Oklahoma 23 Colorado 15 "WITHOUT OR OFFENSE TO FR.ENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS ,T LOc SUNDAY I Nixon Appeals to Silent Voters Obscene Chants Drown Out President's Talk It.T.-'M ,__ GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) _ President Nixon called on the si- lent majority Saturday lo cast its votes for Republican candi- dates in the Nov. 3 election sa his administration can gain (lie strength it needs in Congress. Nixon brought his plea ior si- lent majority votes during a 15- hour whirlwind barnstorming campaign lour into Vermont New Jersey, Pennsylvania and isconsm, in hopes his personal appearances would help GOP candidates get elected to Con- gress and Statehouses. The President brought up the silent majority Iliat served him successfully in Ihe 1968 antiwar demonstrators interrupted his speeches in Burlington, Vt., and in New Jersey. They completely drowned him out when ho ar- rived in Wisconsin, An estimated persons turned out at Austin-Straubel Field in Green Bay. When the President stepped down Ihe stairs from his plane and walked to a microphone, loud chants, containing obscenities, bellowed from the crowd. Even the loudspeakers could not car- ry the President's words to (he spectators. Nixon, who had stepped down from (he plane to greet local po- liticians, took them back into Good Mark Tyler gives a Dyess Air Force Base helicopter the once-over twice during open PhT Saturdav- He is the son Lt. Col. and Mrs. Clifford Tyler (Staff the plane witn him. He returned moments later with Wisconsin's top GOP candidates flanking him. s All during Nixon's four-stop tour Saturday, he had been plugging local Republican office seekers and decrying dissen- ters. He delivered the same talk in Wisconsin. He traveled to Green Bay lo honor Green Bay Packer quarterback Bart Starr at a tes- timonial program. "I respect their right to be heard even if they don't respect he said of the demon- strators from the steps of the airplane. He again told the audience that the demonstrators were "a loud minority in the country but they are a he said. "It's time for the majority to stand up and be Nix- on told them as he did at other stops that they could hear not by aping the demonstrators but by voting in the Nov. 3 election for Republican candidates. He had not planned to discuss the dissenters, but added them to his remarks after the disturb- ances. He continued on the topic at Telerboro, and Ocean Grove. N.J. and Green Bay. Nixon also made mention of the antiwar demonstrators at Lancaster, Pa., although he was met by a friendly audience. At Teterboro, the President urged the "great majority' to reject the rock-throwing and ob- scenity-shouting tactics of a small minority and to speak up with their votes. "This small minority, wiUi its obscene language, its rock- throwing, has given many the impression that they are the Nixon told a crowd in Teterboro. ".Don't answer in kind, don't shout obscenities, don't throw he said to cheers from the crowd. "It's lime for the See NIXON, Pg. Z-A What remains Postal Thieves Hit WINGATE The Wingate Post Office was burglarized sometime Friday night of in stamps and J50 in post office money and according lo Postmaster Cloy Allen, "it was a very professional job." The thieves also took in cash ana worth of savings bonds, personal property of the postmaster, which were kept in the safe. Personnel folders and a validating stamp were also taken. The theft was discovered about a.m. Saturday morning when a postal Watch Precision Air Show at Dyess Open House Loud A combination of the cold and the noise from an air demonstration at the Dyess Air Force Base open house Saturday were enough to prompt Kristie Palmer into a big "coverup." She is the daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Daniel Palmer. (Staff Photo by John Best) By BOB BRUCE Reporter-News Military Editor If there were a theater marquee to adverlise the Air Force Thunderbirds and Army Golden Knighfs, it undoubtedly would proclaim them "Two of Hie World's Great Air Shows." And that is what approximately West Texans saw Saturday at Dyess AFB's fifth annual fall open jet flying and parachute jumping. It evolved in spite of a low cloud cover which forced the Thunderbirds, from Nellis AFB, Nev., and the Knights, from Fort Bragg, N.C., to put on their "low" show. A Thunderbird spokesman estimated the low ceiling cut the F4E jets' show in liHlf. Most of the time, the Army sky clivers descended through wispy clouds before they became visible the crowd below. to First C5 Explodes DOBBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AP) Three explo- sions and fire killed a flight me- chanic and destroyed the first C5 transport ever built just aft- er it was defueled Saturday and its tanks purged of fumes. The Lockheed Georgia Co. said the cause of the explosions was not determined. But the de- struction prompted a call from Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., that the Air Force ground all C5s until the cause is deter- mined. He said the plane was not safe and at million a copy" was i costing taxpayers too much money. Lockheed said "sabotage can- not be discounted" bul. are no indications that this is happened." Lockheed said there were 1three quick explosions at gam. followed by a fire that en- 5 gulfed the plane. Phillip L. Smith, 31, of Ros- well, a suburb of Atlanta was killed. Another mechanic was hospi- talized with shock. Ellis Stafford, Lockheed's spokesman, said a preliminary investigation revealed the explo- CHECK YOUR FAIR SHARE TO THE UNITED FUND, sion occurred immediately after the of 81 being huilt for the Air defueled and purged of fumes and the mechanics were still beneath a wing. The C5 had flown over 700 hours since the Air Force and Lockheed began using it as a test plane in June 1968, said Stafford. "It conipleted a mis- sion Friday and the crew re- ported it was in fine said Slafford. "From this we feel that it was not a structural or design prob- lem that caused the explosion." He said he thought the explo- sion would not slow the C5 con- struction program, which has been under fire from some members of Congress as too ex- pensive. Proxmire, chairman of the Senate subcommittee on econo- See TRANSPORT, Pg. 2-A PRELIMINARY a i r show maneuvers were handled by transports from Dyess AFB-C130S and C-7As- and the world's largest plane, the C-5A, which made three flyovers shortly after noon. The crowd estimate was made by a couple of Thunderbird members, who have developed some experience in sizing up gathering of multitudes. The largest they've performed before was two million in a two- day show in Chicago; the smallest, about 800 at the Alaskan village of Galena, near Fairbanks. "They don't really like to perform this kind of (Low) said Chuck Benham, a technical representative of McDonnell Corp., which manufactures Ihe F-4 Phantom jet. The "high" show is more colorful, he said, but it requires a minimum of feet. The clouds weren't anywhere near that high Saturday; closer, in fact, lo the foot minimum for "low" shows. THE KNIGHTS and Thunderbirds see a lot of each two out of every Ihrce performances, said one of the T-Bird NCOs, S. Sgt. Jim Klimish of Jackson, Minn. The Thunderbirds also try to avoid staging shows in the northern U.S. during this time o( year, because of the weather. Next week, they fly to the Bahamas. Each service team left behind a memento. The Golden Knights presented a baton to Abilene Mayor J.C. Hunter Jr. Knight commander Maj. Gerry Plummer and Sgt. Bill Knight did the honors. Sgt. Knight admitted he gets "quite a bit" of kidding concerning the fact that his surname and team name are the same. The baton is the type passed between sky divers on their downward descent. The Thunderbirds presented mounted color photographs of their aircraft to wives whose husbands are prisoners of war in Southeast Asia. TWO OF THE women live in William L, Brooks, 2517 Woodridge, and Mrs. Edward M. Parsley, 5119 Durango. Mrs. Brooks' husband is a major, Mrs. Parsley's a technical sergeant. Inside the large static display hangar, a booth accepted signatures on letters to the president of North Vietnam, informing the Communist See. DYESS, Pg. 2-A contractor discovered the back door was opsn, Allen said. Investigating the burglary are Johnny Wilson of Winters, chief deputy from the Runnels County Department, Joe Stevens, chief of police of Winters, and H. B. McCannell, postal inspector from San Angelo. Allen said the safe door was peeled off to get the siamps and his personal money. He said cash drawers were pried open. "We knew exactly Ifie amount of every stamp that was stolen and the breakdown of money taken because we had just completed our inventory Friday Allen said. He said a pack of 500 commemorative stamps which were to go on sale Sunday were thrown on the floor. Also left behind were blank money orders. Allen said entrance was gained from the vestibule of the post office and an inner door was pried open. The back door and a window had also been pried open. He said of the post office money had'beeff deposited just Friday. "Evefytutfe" we get more tile post office, vve deposit ha said. The burglary was'the first-in 11 years at the post office. In a 19S9 robbery, only' rolls 'ot pennies were taken. WMMT U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCB Nalional Wealhcr Servico (Weather Map Pg, us) ABILENE AND VICINITY IW-mlls radius) Cloudy and cool with occasional rain or drirzle Sunday and Sunday night becoming parlly cloudy and a warmer n, nlqrt Sunday In Ihe mid Jo upper 50% tha low Sunday nigh! in thf mid Ws, Mondav In the Winds light easterly. end 40 per cent Sunday U TEMPERATURES S... ..m. jr a u, Sit. p.m. 50 50 51 52 52 52 51 51 Hloh and Inv and ik. Inr 2J.no1 TODAY'S MEWS INDEX many faccs this seoson' Abilene Events 45 Amusements 7-1 OB Austin Notebook..........3A Berry's World Books 12B Bridge 95 Business Week...........5B Classified 7-12D Ocjjroad! Report 68 Crossword Editorials 12C Farm Hews....... nn Hospital Patients Horoscope Jumble Puzzla Letter to Servicemen Mo-ore Satire Obituaries on Page Record Review 4B 53 To Your Good Health "SB News 1-11, ...Z..i' Flag Picnicking No Worse Than Raquel Welch Bikini PHILADELPHIA AP A photo of Raquel Welch in a nag-like bikini and plates with American Flag decals helped five young men win acquiial of flag desecration charges. Police brought the charges after finding the five Philadelphia men having a picnic on Ihe 48-star flag last June. But defense attorneys produced the Raquel Welch photo, cups, plates and napkins bearing the American Flag an 1862 photo of Abraham Lincoln and Gen. George McClelland sitting in a battlefield tent at a flag-covered table. Before the acquittal Friday, Municipal Judge Robert A. Lalrone asked: "Is it worse for liaquel Welch (o have the Stars and Stripes next lo her bare analomy than to sit on it? Do we condone that and prosecute these defendants? When she cloaks herself In the flag Is she glamorizing the flag or desecrating "Technically, when we pour kelchup on a hot dog and eat it off that plate with the flag, we're desecrating the flag. This la startling." "Some of these exhibits are worse specimens of the judge said. One of Ihe defendants, David Olensky, 18, told the court he used the flag "as a beach blanket at Atlantic City, N. J., and It has a hole in it so I used it as a poncho around the house." Bul he and another defendant, Donald Miller, 22, explained that since the nag had only 48 stars, they thought it was no longer an official flag. Judge l-atrone told them whatever the number of stars, the flag is still the official standard. And he warned: "From the fads before me, what you did was not maliciously, perhaps more playfully, and may have been dona to bring about an issue. Thai's (he court's suspicion. The next time you may not be so lucky."   

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