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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1970, Abilene, Texas ACC 21 UT-A 19 Tarleton 35 H.Payne 28 Rice 21 Baylor 6 Tech 22 TCU Miss 24 Houston 29 Sul Ross 46 Air Force 14 Alabama 9 gftOene Reporter WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT By 796Q4, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 8, 1970-SEVENTY-TWO PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS lOc DAILY-25c SUNDAY Auociated OR Taylor GOP Feels Lesson Learned in Defeat By WILLIAMS Keporter-Ncws Staff Writer Tuesday, Nov. 3, was a dreary day for Republicans. Any direction (he 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 huvl Tuesday along with other GOP slate 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 GOP had ever had of putting the slate on a two-party system, and that feeling was responsible for some of the thinking done by two Republican officials here post election day. "It (the defeats) just demonstrate we we much further from a two-party system than any of us wanted to Dr. Hod Cannedy, 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 parly 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 he said, "because while :jn 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 because, he said, the Republican Party had undergone a liberalization process during the 1970 year and the voters who chose to vote conservalively opted for Democratic victor winner Lloyd Bentsen not Republican George Bush. The party has moved leftward since 1966, Morgan said, citing what he called "getting rid" of conservative Republicans by the Republican stale leadership, noting that "in most cases they did a thorough Morgan then pointed out that conservative Harris County slayed conservative and carried for Ihe Republicans as proof of his Iheory. "Unless Republicans can give a Morgan said, "there's no point in having a second party at all." Cannedy and another Republican leader county finance chairman Hal Sayles, also had some thoughts about the reasons for the defeals and Ihe action thai should come now. "The key to the Bentsen-Bush Sayles said, "I think, was simply that Bentsen beat Yarborough I know quite a few people who had plajtned to vote for Bush that voted for Bentsen because he beat Yarborough." Cannedy agreed, "Bentsen created a good image of having beaten the liberal Yarhorough and returning Die party to conservatives." Cannedy added that "one o! the things that hurt Bush were See GOP, Pg. 2-A Youth Admits Quebec Kidnap Wildcat fans with glee The ,audleace wassail smiles, throughout most of Abilene Christian College's Hbtnfecoming afternoon with the University of Texas at. Arlington. The Wildcats overran the Rebels, 21-7, but there weren't too many ACG rooters Smiling at the end of the game as quarterback Jim Lind- sey left the game with an apparent broken collarbone. The injury brought to an end the senior star's college career with only two games remain- ______mg to be played. See game story, Page 1-D. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) MONTREAL (AP) A stu- dent testified Saturday that he and three other members nf 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, arrest- ed Friday In an apartment building for students near Mont- real University. He wag the first of five men. named .In police warrants for the kidnaping to be arrested. Lottie's admission came, be- fore 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. 9 Berlin Snipers Hit Soviets BERLIN (AP) Red army soldiers at the Soviet war me- morial in West Berlin came un- der sniper fire Salurday, Ihe 53rd anniversary of the Bolshe- vik 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 snokesman confirmed the shoot- ing, adding the Russian soldier was nil in tlie arm and left side. He was taken by British mili- tary ambulance to Ihe East Ber- lin. 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 a.m. A painted sign found in a park alcove near the memorial said in red letters: "prelude against Bolshevism." In white was writ- ten: "Destroy the Red corrup- tion." 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 pro- test list right now is continued Soviet detention of two U.S. gen- erals and a major who, the Americans say, accidentally new 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 af- fair will pass into U.S. records as an unhappy but largely for- gotten incident. But if Moscow holds onto (lie generals, or puts them on trial for Intruding into Soviet territo- rv, U.S.-Soviet relations are likely to nosedive. Friday's annual national day policy address delivered in Mos- cow by Mikhail A. Suslov, a member of the Soviet Communi- ty Party politburo, gave no grounds for optimism about pro- gress in negotiations on major issues. Kuslov'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. Podgorny. In the U.S. view, U.S.-Sovlet turned a corner for the worse with what Washington were clearcut Soviet violations of the U.S.-sponsored Mid-East truce begun last sum- mer. Kremlin still regarded An Aiwcloted Prett News Analyiit as more moderate than Peking on Vietnam, though Moscow continues large-scale aid to Ha- noi. Still unknown is ]ust 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 careful- ly avoid injecting other issues into the disarmament negotia- tions. Meanwhile a number of bilat- eral U.S.-Soviet items are mov- ing ahead slowly at best. Among fiem: plan to set up a U.S. consulate in Leningrad and a Soviet consulate in San Francis- co. The Soviets have yet to grant accommodations the Americans say they need in Leningrad. agreement to expand air service between the two countries. Washington is holding up the teal while it seeks better treatment for the U.S. airline flying to Russia, Pan American, at Moscow facilities. long-awaited construc- tion of new embassies In the two capitals has yet to start. Tha Americans say the Soviets hive refused to allow U.S. builders to come to Moscow to erect the new American embassy there, and Washington for iecurity dote not want the So- vieU to do the construction. against "selling out signed by an organization call- ing itself "European Liberation Front." Police were under orders from British not to speak to newsmen about Ihe incident but an investigator at the scene said: "Whoever they were, they left few clues." A British spokesman de- clared: "We have no evidence that there is a connection be- tween the shooting incident and the signs that were found." He also disclosed that the British had responded to a pro- test from the Soviet Embassy in East Berlin over the incident. "A member of British mili- tary the spokes- man said, "called an on a mem- ber of the Soviet Embassy to ex- press to the Russians the deep regret nf Ihe British comman- dant at the incident which oc- curred at the war memorial and to assure him that full investi- gation was immediately put in hand to trace the person respon- sible for this disgraceful at- tack." A few hours after.the shoot- ing, a Red army honor guard and band paraded by the memo- rial 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 in 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 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 Senale may be a different 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 Ihe 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, Hie Cooper Church amendment and clolure the advantage will be to the Nixon Administration in the 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 10. Burleson explained that the committee of 25 has 15 majority members and 10 minority members. Even if the Republicans were in the future to take over a slight majority, he said, his seat as number 10 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. 10 and killed a week later, strangled with a chain that held bis reli- gious medal. Lortie said the labor minister made a desperate attempt to es- cape the day before he was killed, cutting himself severely when he tried to crash through a window. Lortie identified Ms accom- plices as Francis Sumard, 23, l laborer, and two brothers, Paul, 27, and Jacques Rose, 23. He said they were all members of (Jie Chernfer cell of the Marx- ist-oriented Quebec Liberation Front. The front demands Inde- pendence for French-speaking Quebec. The Rose brothers' mother, Mrs. Jean-Paul Rose, also testi- fied and broke into tears when she identified a grey sweater as appearing to be one that be- longed 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 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 she sobbed as she was questioned by prose- cutor Jacques Ducros. WEATHER" U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Natkmal Weather service ABILENE AND VICINITY radius) Partly cloudy lo cloudy and turning cooler Sunday. Clearing end cooler Sunday nteht and Monday. High SurxJay 75 t0 80, Low Sunday flight 1n the lower 4fJ'j. High Monday In lha M's. Winds sourh westerly 10 to 20 mph, becoming northwesterly by Sunday afternoon. TEMPERATURES Saturday Saturday p.m. 44 43 45 45 70 63 64 ____ n Oh and taw' for 244iouri" ending TO p.m.: 84 and 42. High and low same lait year: 81 and Sunset IAJ! nlghl: s-.t-ti timrlsa today; jumet tonight; Barometer reatffng al 10 p.m.: 38.01. Humidity at 10 p.m.: 37 per cent. 61 61 D3 44 46 56 67 72 Liberal GOPs Worried Nixon to Be 1-Term President WASHINGTON (AP) The leaders of the liberal Republi- can 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 worst since 1864, 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 RISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Nixon huddled with top strategists of the 1970 polill- cat campaign Saturday to lake a two-year look 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 he said. Nevertheless, the election will an hnpact on bow Nixon 'j. gets along with Congress on pro- grams and issues over the next 21 months. And there was no denial here of reports attributed to the ad- ministration's communications director, Herbert G. Klein, in Washington that there will be an attempt to change the Nixon Im- age in advance o< 197J bal- stress on buttress- Ing economic trouble spots rath- er thin retaining the law and order theme the President hit hard during the campaign wind- I strategy mired GOP candidates on the right and opened the cen- ter to the Democrats. "This same pattern was re- peated on a national scale on election eve, as President Nixon tried lo turn a cheap profit on the San Jose said Auspitz in an analysis of Ihe election released at a news conference. "His staff screened a film that made the President of the United Stales look like a cand'- date 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 rrom the White House Indicating Nixon is pleased with the election results becuiM they represent an ideo- logical shift in the Senate. "For the President to take comfort in ideology is to com- pound failure with short-sighted 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 com- pound failure with they said. TODAY'S NEWS INDEX Walter Mean, the Associated Frets' chief political writer, writes an onalyiij of the many threads one finds woven through the results of last week j election. Mean traveled with the candidatet, talked to voters and saw the forming of voting patterns. 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