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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1970, Abilene, Texas Coieman 14 Easiland 13 Albany 36 Wylie 6 S'waler 28 Dunbar 0 B'wood Sieph OR WiTH TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT WASHINGTON (AP) Sccre- tary of Defense Melvin R. Laird warned Friday Hie United Mates is prepared lo strike again at North Vietnamese anti-aircraft batleries if there are further attacks on unarmed U.S. reconnaissance planes. Laird spoke several hours aft- er the U.S. command announced j" SalKon that an RF4 recon- Duly fo God Private, Jays Atheist Seoul FOSTER, R.I. (AP) _ To 15- .year-old Jim Clark, duty to God is a personal thing, not involved with organized religion. That's the way he explains the views that have led him into conflict with Rhode Island Boy Scout of- ficials who have denied him Die rank of Eagle Scout because they say he is an atheist. "I believe one should do his duty to God, whatever that is, in his mind, not what organized re- ligion says it should be, but what one really believes, truly Clark said Friday National Boy Scouts head- quarters, meanwhile, promised an investigation. Dwight Curtis, director of religious relation- ships at scout headquarters in New Brunswick, N.J., said the national organization saw the situation as "an opportunity to help a boy" think through his religious beliefs. Robert F. Parkinson, chief ex- ecutive for the Narraganselt Council of the Boy Scouts of America, said "We cannot in clear conscience allow any boy to the rank of Eagle Scout who is an admitted atheist." He said the youth's father George Clark, "is an admitted alhiest and he claims his son be- lieves as he does. Obviously, neither one can be registered in the Boy Scouts of America." Parkinson said the application was rejected because the Scout oath pledges a youth "to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout law. That means he is reverent toward God, that he is faithful in his re- ligious duties." naissance jet had been downed by enemy ground fire about 42 miles south of Vinh in North Vietnam. Us two crew members are presumed dead. U.S. warplanes in (lie past have bombed enemy antiair- craft positions to safeguard re- connaissance aircraft, but there was no such action Strikes to Protect Planes in connection with the latest loss. "We remain Laird said, "to take appropriate ac- tion in response" to firings on unarmed American planes over North Vietnam, to any major troop incursions across the de- militarized zone and to shelling of South Vietnamese cities. He was speaking before repre- sentatives of World Affairs Councils from around the coun- try. He noted there had been a re- cent rocket attack on Saigon and said that this sort of action, firings on U.S. reconnaissance planes and incursions across the DMZ all were ruled out under understandings with the North Vietnamese at the lime of the total bombing halt just over two years ago. The North Vielnamese have always insisted they were not party to any such understand- ings. Describing himself as deeply concerned about the loss of the two RF4 crewmen, Laird said, "We will- continue to take those actions necessary to protect the lives of our servicemen." Laird recalled that the bomb- ing halt, ordered by the Johnson administration in its waning days, was "predicated on the fact that the North Vietnamese would negotiate in good faith" in Paris. But, Laird said, "to date the North Vietnamese have chosen not to negotiate in any substan- tive way." His warning came during a queslion-and-answer session with members of the National Council of Community World Af- fairs Organizations, but it ap- peared that he was primed to make the statement aimed at Hanoi. The RF4 was the first Ameri- can jet destroyed over North Vietnam since last May and the IQlh since the U.S. bombing was halted on Nov. 1, 1968. The last use of "protective reaction" against North Vieinamese anti- aircraft positions occurred on Sept. 5. Aradi's Deaf a silent world and Unarmed Recon Plane Downed in N. Vietnam Dry ball handy Bundled up against the cold and sleet, Gary Gladden 15 son of Mr. and Mrs. Arvell Gladden of 5274 S 7th S encfouJ3gemBnt in the direction of the Abilene GarvlJln intra'City clash with Cooper Gaiy helped officials keep a dry ball on the field See game story Page l-D. (Staff Photo by Don Blakley) Winning Beats Keeping Warm, SAIGON (AP) A supersonic American reconnaissance plane was shot down deep inside North Vietnam Friday, and its two Air Force crewmen appar- ently were killed, the U.S. Com- mand reported. A spokesman said the un- armed RF4, equipped with so- phisticated photo and electronic spy gear and accompanied by armed jet fighters, crashed 42 miles south of Vinh, in the North Vietnamese panhandle. That would place it about 100 miles above the demilitarized zone and some 200 miles south of Hanoi. Fighter pilots escorting the aircraft saw no parachutes after the plane was hit, the spokes- man said, "and the crew mem- bers are presumed dead." The spokesman said he did not know whether the fighters attacked the enemy firing posi- tions or whether retaliatory air strikes were ordered. The last time a U.S. plane was downed in North Vietnam during the first week in May, the United States unleashed sev- eral hundred warplanes in the heaviest raids north of the DMZ regular bombing missions were halted more than two years ago. At least 13 fighter-bombers and reconnaissance planes have been downed in North Vietnam since the bombing hall, and the United States has flown more than 60 "protective reaction" raids to prevent or silence ene- my fire. MIAMI, Fla. (AP) Andi Latla lived in kept quiet about it. "I didn't tell she says, "because I wanted to prove I could get along perfectly well." Even her fiance, telephone lineman Michael Stuart, didn't isam Audi s secret during their five-month romance All along she was incapable of hearing love's sweetest whispers The 23-year-old Miss Latla marches weekly with her coed auxiliary of the Reserve Offi- cers Training at the University of Miami. "Rrrright face lefttt face to the rearr, She never heard anything, but kept in step anyway. "I figured I could follow the marcher in front of she said Friday. "The biggest rea- son I joined, thourrli, were these great guys." Andi pointed toward 80 male cadets inarching across the pa- rade grounds. Of course, that was before she met her tele- phone man in such a quiet, ro- mantic way. "He was climbing up a phone pole in my front she said. "I looked up, he looked down and it happened." foolwl flanC3 Miss Latta, who lives with her parents here, is the former Florida liprcading champion. Her deafness was caused by spinal meningitis at age 3. It left her soundless in one ear and barely able to hear loud noises in the other. "I used to scream when I was a kid so I could hear she said. "The other kids would hold their hands over their ears I was so loud." Her voice is soft now. As for Michael Stuart, he didn't mind learning that his fiancee was deaf. "That didn't upset him half as she said "as my announcement last week that I can't cook." Arab Nationalist Stages Coup, Topples Syria Marxist Leader By GARY KfllNO Reporter News Staff Writer While Abilene's Eagles and Cooper's Cougars matched wits and tricks on the soggy, brown floor of Shotwell Stadium in Friday night's city champion- ship football straggle, fans used every wait of brain power to find ways of beating slicing rain drops, whipped by typically cold gusty West Texas winds. Yet for all the murky miseries, brought on by the worst weather night of the now- over pigskin season, underneath umbrellas, raincoats, winter outerwear, and thermal under- wear, fans all had the same thoughts: Keep waim and win, not necessarily in that order. While most partisans no in between for this one filed to their seats, all wet and some actually under water, band members from both schools huddled In small groups under the stands. AHS junior twirier Debbie Harper sported the same pair of eye pleasing twirling shorts she has all year, but she hid them under a maxi coat. Light Snow, Rain Pelt Big Country IT MINED Inches ABILENE Municipal Airport .....07 Tolal for Year..........17.67 Normal for Year BALLINGEtt Tr. COLORADO CITY Tr. DKLEON Tr. A 'quick-melting snow fell in parts of the Big Country Friday, while other towns were reporting a cold, slow drizzle. It snowed about 30 minutes in liotan and Sylvester, while "a few scattered flakes" were reported in Snyder. Football-goers in Abilene con- tended with temperatures in the 30s, wind gusts and a drizzle which totaled .07 inches. Between noon and 10 p.m. 32 automobile accidents were recorded on wet Abilene slreels. Most were minor, although Uiere were seven unhospitalizcd injuries. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE NHKIU1 WMflltr pa. 7.D1 ABILENE AND VIClfilTY UO-mlt, radius! Cooler Saturday wlIJi decreasing cloudlMu In the UKrnoon. Fair and colder Saturday night. Fair and IHIIa warmer Sunday. Knox City recorded the highest amount of moisture with .21 inches, while Goree and Hawley each received .20 inches. The Weather Bureau is predicting cooler weather and drizzle for Saturday and even colder temperature Saturday night. Fellow twirier D a r I e n e Belcher, a junior too, tried to get the same warm, toasty effect with a cleaner bag instead of a coat. Obviously, it wasn't working. "I'm. standing here freezing to she grumbled. Down the way Cougar sophomore snare drummer Bernard McClelland commented on the prospect of drumming up some noise for the Cougs. "The only way I have to keep my fingers warm is to shake them lie said. Out on the side lines cheerleader country the girls also were taking special steps lo See COLD, I'g. S-A BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Defense Minister Hafez al As- sad, fervid Arab nationalist and advocate of all-out war with Is- rael, staged a miJitary coup in Syria late Friday, a spokesman for the ousted leadership said. Assad, 40-year-old air mar- shal, overthrew the Marxist leadership of the ruling Baath party and arrested President Noureddin Atassi and Maj. Gen. Salali Jadid, the party's assist- ant secretary-general, the spokesman told a news confer- ence he said tt'.a coup took place one day after an emergency Baath congress adopted a reso- lution firing Assad. The spokesman, a member of the party's international com- mand, said he drove to Lebanon to break the news of the coup. Leftist Premier Dr. Yousscf Zayyen also was arrested, the spokesman said. Assad seized control of the state radio and television and two government newspapers in Damascus, he added. Assad, a moderate in the so- cialist Baath party, has blamed Jadid's Marxists for Syria's crashing defeat by Israel in ttie 1967 war. He also accused Jadid of pursuing Marxist policies at the expense of the economy and security of this nation' of 6 mil- lion people. Reliable sources said agents of Syria's air force intelligence service rounded up Assad's op- ponents and set up a guard at key military and government buildings. They said there was no out- ward sign of tension in Damas- cus, capital of Syria, and that Assad had not used tanks or heavy armor lo stage the coup. Assad made his move after a month-long government crisis that grew from the power strug- gle between Assad's military wing of the Baath party and Jadid's leftisls. HPC queen Candy Smith, senior physical education major from Dallas, was crowned Homecoming Queen of Howard Payne College in Brownwood Friday. See story, Page 3A. (RNS) Photo) 6 Drugs Cause Youths to Re-Enact'Romeo and Juliet' GOREE HAMLIN HASKELL 20 08 In th. ufftr Salurday ntaht near fc. High Sunday near 55. Northerly wlndl 10, cjusls to !s m.p.h, and diminishes Saturday afternoon; Chante ol drizita Saturday HAWLEY KNOX llftA PUTNAM ROTAN RULE SNYDER 40 SWEETWATER 39 WEINERT, ANN BAUNETT killed self PHILADELPHIA (AP) A young drug addict awoke from a suicide attempt last month to learn his girl friend had killed herself. Now Daniel Smiler, 23, has joined her. He hanged him- self Friday. "I'd like lo be wild Ann Smiler had said while recover- ing from the drug overdose. "Now that she's gone my life Is shot." He was found hanging by his belt in a shower at Haverford State Hospital where he had been detained since the suicide attempt. His girl friend, Ann Barnelt, 21, died of an overdose of drugs Oct. 8 at her home. "My life has been with Danny and I could never start a new one after he she said In a note. "Please forgive me lor hurt- ing you this way, but my life is over. Danny could not live with his habit and there is no way for him lo get help any she wrote. After finding (ho nolc, police went to a motel and found Smil- er unconscious in a room there. IWSlDEX Amuicmenti 8B Bridge 2C Cloiiified 3-7O Comict 6, 7C Editorial! 2D Farm 7D Horoscope Market! Obituaries OH Sport 2C 6, 70 4A 5A 1-5, 8B TV log TV Scout Wonwn'i Nnra 2, 3C Smiler said in a recent inter- view that "I lold Ann I was sick and tired of the rat race. I said I was doing nothing but hurting her. "I had Iried to commit suicide (o free her. I had tried four he told newsmen. "I was sure I could kill myself this lime." He said when he awoke in a hospital a physician told him of Ann's death. "I became hysteri- cal. I went nuts. She was the only thing in my lite." Anil's note to her parents said "we have Iried everylhing and now that there is no way left, wo will rest knowing I hat our love strong lhat it keeps us together always. We are sure that for us the end is really our own beginning." DANIEL SMILER succeeds this time
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