Abilene Reporter News, November 8, 1970

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November 08, 1970

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 8, 1970, Abilene, Texas ACC 21 UT-A J 11 McMurry 19 I Farlefon 14 ISWTS 35 |H. Payne 20 Arkansas28 IT Rice 14 |B exas 21 IS iaylor 1411 MU ex. AAM (I Tex. Tech 22 {Ole Miss 24IE 3 I KU 141 Houston 13‘|Si TSU 29 0 ul Ross 24 A regon lr Fore 46 L! e 35 A IU 14 labama 9 Abilene Reporter"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron SOTH YEAR, NO. 148 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 8. 1970—SEVENTY-TWO PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS 10c DAILY—25c SUNDAY Associated (TP)Taylor GOP Feels Lesson Learned in Defeat By LYNNA WILLIAMS Reporter-News Staff Writer Tuesday, Nov. 3, was a dreary day for Republicans. Any direction the Grand Old Party turned the day and week after highly touted candidates George Bush for Senate and Paul Eggers for governor and a number of other candidates were soundly beaten, things looked dismal, not quite what those shiny hopes the months before Nov. 3 had forecast. Republicans in Taylor County were hurt Tuesday along with other GOP state and county officials but three leaders in Abilene say things can be, and have been learned from that bleak Tuesday, lessons that will aid them in 1972. Before the electorate made its choice Tuesday, the billing of the Bush and Eggers races was as the best chance the Texas COP had ever had of putting the state on a two-party system, and that feeling was responsible for some of the thinking done by two Republican officials here post ejection day. “It (the defeats) just demonstrate we are much further from a two-party system than any of us wanted to realize,” Dr. Rod Cannedv, Taylor County Republican chairman, said. “We in the Republican Party thought that the Texas voters really wanted a 2-party system, and my reaction to this election is to feel that the people prefer a system in which they don’t have to really study the issues but rather can simply vote a party ticket,” Cannedy said. Former Taylor County Republican Party chairman Dr. Clyde Morgan agreed that the two-party system in Texas was lacking but differed in the conclusion he drew from Tuesday’s results. “On the state level the defeat definitely has meaning,” he said, “because while in certain areas such as Tennessee Republicans did gain, t h e opposite was true in Texas.” In examining the election results, Dr. Morgan called for a ‘‘change of party leadership on the state level,” because, he said, the Republican Party had undergone a liberalization process during the 1970 year and the voters who chose to vote conservatively opted for Democratic victor winner Lloyd Bentsen — not Republican George Rush. The party has moved leftward since 1966,* Morgan said, citing what he called “getting rid” of conservative Republicans by the Republican state leadership, noting that “in most cases they did a thorough job.” Morgan then pointed out that conservative Harris County stayed conservative and carried for the Republicans as proof of his theory. “Unless Republicans can give a choice,,” Morgan said, “theres no point in having a second party at all.” Cannedy and another Republican leader county finance chairman Hat Sayles, also had some thoughts about the reasons for the defeats and the action that should come now. “The key to the Bentsen-Bush race,” Sayles said, “I think, was simply    that Bentsen    beat Yarborough — I know quite a few people who had planned to vote for Bush that voted for Bentsen    because he    beat Yarborough.” “Certainly,” Cannedy agreed, “Bentsen created a good image of having beaten the liberal Yarborough and returning the party to conservatives.” Cannedy added that “one of the things that hurt Bush were See GOP, Pg. 2 A Youth Admits Quebec Kidnap Wildcat fans with glee The audience was all smiles throughout most of Abilene Christian College’s Homecoming game Saturday afternoon with the University of Texas at Arlington. The Wildcats overran the Rebels, 21-7, but there weren’t too many ACC rooters smiling at the end of the game as quarterback Jim Lindsey left the game with an apparent broken collarbone. The injury brought to an end the senior star’s college career with only two games remaining to be played. See game story, Page 1-D. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) MONTREAL (AP) - A student testified Saturday that he and three other members of a terrorist cell kidnaped Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte but he said he left the hideout the day before Laporte was strangled. The surprise testimony came from Bernard Lortie, 19, arrested Friday in an apartment building for students near Montreal University. He was the first of five men named in police warrants for the kidnaping to be arrested. Lortie’s admission came before a coroner's inquest. The student made no mention of a second kidnap victim, British Trade Commissioner James R. Cross. Cross, 49, was kidnaped Oct. 5 Berlin Snipers Hit Soviets BERLIN (AP) — Red army soldiers at the Soviet war memorial in West Berlin came under sniper fire Saturday, the 53rd anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution that brought communism to Russia. One of them was wounded. The attack was unprecedented in this city surrounded by East Germany. The memorial is in the British sector of Berlin and a British spokesman confirmed the shooting, adding the Russian soldier was hit in the arm and left side. He was taken by British military ambulance to the East Berlin. His condition was not known. Nor was the identity of the person or persons who fired twice or three times at the pair of guards about 1:10 a.m. A painted sign found in a park alcove near the memorial said in red letters: “prelude against Bolshevism.” In white was written: “Destroy the Red corruption.” Police said leaflets were found calling for resistance American, Russian Relations Slipping By LEWIS GULICK Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S.-Soviet relations are sliding downhill without firm signs of when the worsening will stop. Item One in Washington’s protest list right now is continued Soviet detention of two U.S. generals and a major who, the Americans say, accidentally flew across the Soviet-Turkish border Oct. 21. If the Kremlin frees the American officers within the next few days, as Washington officials hope and expect, the affair will pass into U.S. records as an unhappy but largely forgotten incident. But if Moscow holds onto the generals, or puts them on trial for intruding into Soviet territory U.S.-Soviet relations are likely to nosedive. Friday’s annual national day policy address delivered in Moscow by Mikhail A. Suslov, a member of the Soviet Community Party politburo, gave no grounds for optimism about progress in negotiations on major issues. Suslov’s speech was rated here as more ideologically rigid and anti-American in tone than the comparable address given a year ago by President Nikolai V. Podgomy. In the U.S. view, U.S.-Soviet relations turned a corner for the worse with what Washington contends were clearcut Soviet violations of the U.S.-sponsored Mid-East truce begun last summer. Th# Kremlin is still regarded An Anoctattd Prest News Ane lysis as more moderate than Peking on Vietnam, though Moscow continues large-scale aid to Hanoi. Still unknown is just how the Soviets will respond at Helsinki negotiations to the U.S. arms-curb offer at the strategic arms limitation talks. So far both sides have carefully avoid injecting other issues into the disarmament negotiations. Meanwhile a number of bilateral U.S.-Soviet items are moving ahead slowly at best. Among them: —The plan to set up a U.S. consulate in Leningrad and a Soviet consulate in San Francisco. The Soviets have yet to grant accommodations the Americans say they need in Leningrad. —The agreement to expand air service between the two countries. Washington is holding up the deal while it seeks better treatment for the U.S. airline flying to Russia, Pan American, at Moscow facilities. —The long-awaited construction of new embassies in the two capitals has yet to start. The Americans say the Soviets have refused to allow U.S. builders to come to Moscow to erect the new American embassy there, and Washington for security reasons does not want the Soviets to do th# construction. against “selling out Germany,” signed by an organization calling itself “European Liberation Front.” Police were under orders from the British not to speak to newsmen about the incident but an investigator at the scene said: “Whoever they were, they left few clues.” A British spokesman declared: “We have no evidence that there is a connection between the shooting incident and the signs that were found.” He also disclosed that the British had responded to a protest from the Soviet Embassy in East Berlin over the incident. “A member of British military government,” the spokesman said, “called on on a member of the Soviet Embassy to express to the Russians the deep regret of the British commandant at the incident which occurred at the war memorial and to assure him that full investigation was immediately put in hand to trace the person responsible for this disgraceful attack.” A few hours after the shooting, a Red army honor guard and band paraded by the memorial just inside West Berlin near the Brandenburg Gate. Burleson Says House Vote To Remain Basically Same By JOHN THOMAS Reporter-News Staff Writer Rep. Omar Burleson sees no fundamental change in the votes of the U.S. House o f Representatives as a result of Tuesday’s elections. With the absentee count in Kentucky Friday making the apparent victory of Democrat Romano Mazzoli, the Democrats posted a net gain of nine seats rn the House. However, Burleson said, that change is only in number, not a substantial percentage of the 435 members. “My casual assessment is that there will be no appreciable change in the House,” Burleson said. “There will still be party cleavages, and there still will be crossing-over in the aisles when ideological matters are involved.” “But the Senate may be a different story,” he said. If Democratic Sen. Vance Hartke wins his recount in Indiana, the Republicans will have made a net gain of two in the Senate. The balance will then be 55 Democrats and 45 Republicans. REP. OMAR BURLESON . . . assesses election But the several men who went out were hard opponents of the Nixon Administration, Burleson said. Therefore, on close votes the small change, a greater percentage in the 100-member Senate than in the larger House, could make a real difference. “In key votes _ on issues like ABM, the Cooper - Church amendment and cloture — the advantage will be to the Nixon Administration in the Senate,” he said. However, Burleson said, his seat on the House Ways and Means Committee appears safe. If the Republicans had taken a large number of seats, Burleson could have been bumped. He is currently the number 12 man in the Democratic hierarchy of 15 on the committee. However, a primary loss by one member of the committee and the impending election of Hale Boggs of louisiana to the majority leader position, removing Boggs from the number two spot, would elevate Burleson to number IO. Burleson explained that the committee of 25 has 15 majority members and IO minority members. Even if the Republicans were in the future to take over a slight majority, he said, his seat as number IO would be safe, under the seniority system. Boggs, he said, appears to be See COMMITTEE, Pg. 4-A and is still missing. Laporte, also 49, was seized Oct. IO and killed a week later, strangled with a chain that held his religious medal. Lortie said the labor minister made a desperate attempt to escape the day before he was killed, cutting himself severely when he tried to crash through a window. lortie identified his accomplices as Francis Simard, 23, a laborer, and two brothers, Paul, 27, and Jacques Rose, 23. He said they were all members of the Chernier cell of the Marxist-oriented Quebec Liberation Front. The front demands independence for French-speaking Quebec. The Rose brothers’ mother, Mrs. Jean-Paul Rose, also testified and broke into tears when she identified a grey sweater as appearing to be one that belonged to Jacques. The sweater was on Laporte's body when it was found Oct. 18 in a car near the kidnapers’ hideout house in suburban St. Hubert. She said both her sons left her house two days before Laporte was kidnaped but Paul returned six days later, gave her $20 and went out again. She has not seen them since, she said, although Paul telephoned her once. “I’ve been worried about my boys for two years,” she sobbed as she was questioned by prosecutor Jacques Ducros.WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Weather Service ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mile radius) — Partly cloudy to cloudy and turning cooler Sunday. Clearing and cooler Sunday night and Monday. High Sunday 75 to 80. Low Sunday night In lh* lower 40's. High Monday In the 60's. Winds southwesterly IO to 20 mph, becoming northwesterly by Sunday afternoon. TEMPERATURES Saturday a.m. Saturday p.m. 45    1:00    ...    81 44       2:00    ...    .    SI 43 ......... 3:00    ...... 81 45    4:00    ............. S3 45       .    5:00      ct 44      6:00    .......... 70 44      7:00    .......... 63 46      8:00    ...    64 56       9.00    ........ th 67 ............. 10:00    ........... 65 72 ............. 11:00    ............. - 78    12:00    ............ - High and low tor 24-hours ending 10 p.m.: 84 and 42. High and low same date last year: 82 and 49. Sunset last night: 5:44; aunrlse todayi 7:02; sunset tonight; 5:43. Barometer reading at IO p.m.: 28.04. Humidity at IO p.m.: 37 per cent. Liberal GOPs Worried Nixon to Be I -Term President WASHINGTON (AP) - The leaders of the liberal Republican Ripon Society say the 1970 elections have weakened the party and threaten to make President Nixon a one-term President. Characterizing the party’s performance as the worst since 1964, the organization's two top officers said Nixon will be faced with a defection of moderate Republicans in 1972 unless he changes the campaign strategy. Ripon President Josiah Lee Auspitz said the Republican Nixon Huddles for 2-Year Look KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) —President Nixon huddled with top strategists of the 1970 political campaign Saturday to take a two-year look ahead—but the White House insisted the survey was not political and called it a planning session on domestic and foreign programs. Asst, press secretary Bruce Whelihan said the emphasis was on the program for the next two years. “It is not a post-mortem on the election,” he said. Nevertheless, the election will have an fcnpact on how Nixon gets along with Congress on programs and issues over the next 24 months. And there was no denial here of reports attributed to the administration’s communications director, Herbert G. Klein, in Washington that there will be an attempt to change the Nixon image in advance of the 1972 balloting—with stress on buttressing economic trouble spots rather than retaining the law and order theme the President hit hard during the campaign windup. strategy mired GOP candidates on the right and opened the center to the Democrats. “This same pattern was repeated on a national scale on election eve, as President Nixon tried to turn a cheap profit on the San Jose incident,” said Auspitz in an analysis of the election released at a news conference. “His staff... screened a film that made the President of the United States look like a candidate for district attorney of Phoenix. Sen. (Edmund S.) Muskie (D-Maine) followed with a moderate presidential fireside chat that stole the center from Nixon.” He expressed dismay at the statements from the White House indicating Nixon is pleased with the election results because they represent an ideo logical shift in the Senate. “For the President to take comfort in ideology is to compound failure with short-sighted dogmatism.” they said. And for Vice President Spiro T. Agnew to say that a gain of two Senate seats is more than the Republicans expected in an off-year election “is to compound failure with mendacity,” thev said. TODAY’S NEWS INDEX Wolfer Mean, the Associoted Press' chief political writer, writes an    analysis    of    the    many    threads    one    finds woven through    the    results    of    last    week's election.    Mears    traveled with the candidates, talked to voters and saw the forming of voting patterns. His story is on Page 3-A. Hospital Patients ...... 7-A Jumble Puzzle........5-B Letter to Servicemen    ...    . 2-B Markets      10-11-B Moore Satire ......... 2-B Obituaries    ........ 11,13-A Oil Page ............. 9-B Off the Record........12-2 Sports............1-6,12-D Texas!! .............. 4-B To Your Good Health .... 4-B TV Tab..........Section I Woman'* Nows .... 1-11,14-0 Abilene Events .... 13-C Amusements . 12-15-C Austin Notebook . SB Berry's World ---- 6-B Books .......... .... I2-B Bridge ......... .... I2-C Business Week ... 2-B Classified 712-D Crossword Puxxle .. ..... 5-B Editorials ........ ..... 8-B Farm News ...... ..... 7-1 Horoscope ....... ;

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