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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1970, Abilene, Texas                               SamHous.33 McMurry 20 Trinity 12 H.Payne 21 SFA 36 SMU Tech 7 Baylor 18 58 TCU 28 Wyoming St. 35 ETSU Force 31 Stanford 14 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT I II 11! YEAR, NO. 155 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS LOc SUNDAY Auociated Pr 75 Die in Grid Team Plane KENOVA, W.Va. (AP) _ A twin-jet Southern Airways DC9 carrying Marshall University's football team, rooters and crew crashed and exploded in names near here Saturday night, with no apparent survivors, ai'cordr ing to Stale Police and Federal Aviation Agency spokesmen. A spokesman for Southern Airways in Atlanta, Ga., said the million craft was car- rying 70 passengers and a crew of five. They said it was tho only plane Marshall had char- tered. Witnesses at the scene near Uiis southwestern stale commu- nity said Die plane slammed into the side of a small hill at about p.m. and exploded into "a giant ball of fire." Stale Police said at least 15 bodies were counted outside the burning craft, but flames were too intense to probe the interior of tlie plane. This was the second plane in less than two months which crashed carrying a football team. On Oct. 2, one of two chartered planes carrying the Wichita State University foot- ball team, coaches, boosters and others, crashed in the mounlaiiia 'in Colorado, killing Bentsen: EDITORS NOTE Tills is Ihe first of three articles based on an exclusive Interview with (he new senator cltct in Houston. The second and (bird articles will appear Monday and Tuesday mornings. By ED N. WISHCAMPKR Editor, The Reporter-News Lloyd Bentscn is a man v-ho comes across strong whether on the campaign hustings or in an interview in Ihe spaciousness of his skyscraper office in downtown Houston. He exudes confidence and conviction. Not an egotism, but assurance born of an unusual career which has been crowned with both political and business success. Bentsen has just marked up the greatest political victory of them all, one that he had supreme confidence in the beginning he would win, though he concedes Iticrc were few who shared it at the lime. "People have been telling me all my life I couldn't do he mused. "When I ran for county judge (Hildalgo County at the age of when I ran for Congress (in 1918 when at 27 he was the youngest man elected to And the inference was lhat again in 1969-70, when lie decided to lake on the politically potent senior sejialor from Texas, Ralph e Kept Telling Me ngs' "Jf someone liad told you in December, he said, "that Lloyd Bentsen was going to be the next senator from Texas, you would have laughed. 'Lloyd you would have asked." This discourse was in response to a question which noted that national news magazines in spotlighting exciting "new faces" in the Senate dwelt on those with famous names Tail and Stevenson and those who won key races Tunney of California, Brock of Tennessee and Buckley of New York, but not Bentsen. How Was he going to be felt and heard as a freshman senator among these glamour colleagues? "I will very definitely be he declares. "That is evidenced by the great number of senators who are already calling me, asking me to meet with them in Wash- ington. "When you really study what happened In the Senate races Nov. 3, you find that these two races I ran back to back were among the highly significant ones." In the May 4 primary he toppled Yarborough, chairman of the Senate Labor and Public Welfare Committee, and a persistent opponent of President Nixon on the Vietnam War, Supreme Court appointments and spending policies. Then Benlsen fought off all the political and financial strength the Republicans could muster against him to defeat Cong. George Bush, who had the personal support of both Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew. Since his Nov. 3 triumph, Bentsen said, he LLOYD BENTSEN he had confidence has had many calls from senators he will serve with, including Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana, Senator Edmund Muskie of Maine, widely considered the front running prospect for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination, and Sen. Henry Jackson of Washington, as well as his fellow Texan, Republican John Tower. !le called Mansfield "an old friend' and said he has known "most of those boys" for some time. Ho served in the House of Representatives with Mansfield and Jackson. Bentsen granted The Reporter-News an exclusive interview Thursday before he left for Washington Saturday to spend several days there in preparation for assuming his Senate seat in January. Among other details on the Washington agenda is house hunting. Bentsen's lop priority concern as he enters the Senate is the divisiveness in the country. "One of the primary things I want to he said, "is to work to heal this. I have never seen the country as divided and troubled as today, at any time in my adult life. Obviously, it was worse in the Civil War! "I want to be one of the unifying voices. I worked hard in the Texas Democratic Party for unity and I think I succeeded; the election is evidence of that. "I want to go to Washington to be one of the moderate voices of the Democratic party." How can he achieve his goat toward unity? "Mostly by example and he says. "One way will be my voting pattern. We must reject extremists of the right and the left in this country. "It is important to lower our rhetoric a few decibels." Asked if he had in mind Vice President Agnew, he practiced his own philosophy oj unity by saying nothing, only smiling. He said he wanted to "go to Washington as the representative of all the people of this state regardless of whom they voted for." Bentsen plans to pursue his mission of unity with members of both parties, conservatives as well as liberals. He wants to establish warm rapport with senators of all persuasions so that he can have a working relationship with them. This includes Texas Republican Sen. Tower. "I have already had a call from Sen. Tower offering cooperation, and I will give him Bentsen said. "When I was in Congress before I worked with members on both sides of the aisle to get things done for my district. I expect to do this again for the stale." Bentsen hopes also to extend the hand of fellowship to Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts, a leader of the Democratic liberals. "I will work with all elements of the party, and with Republicans; that is the way I can be most effective for he said. Besides disunity, he lists health and housing as other major problems facing the new Congress. "I want to work to seek more programs to help home he said. "We need to make available more long term money. The dislocation of the economy has given housing starts a severe setback, making it very difficult for young couples to buy homes now." Bentscn says "we have to work very hard to try to do something about the health of our people, the increased hospital costs. "Yet, in this we have to have a place for the private sector. 1 don't want to drive it away. It will take some creative thinking to come up with a solution." Bentsen says if the nation has passed the worst of the recession and inflation, "I haven't seen it yet." He thinks the Nixon administration "should have used in the beginning volun- tary wage and price guidelines emanating from the office of the President. "The last two administrations (Kennedy and Johnson) used these and they had some effect. Not perfect, but they helped. "Now the administration has a committee dealing with this, but it does not have the influence of the office of the President." He does not favor mandatory controls, but would vote for them "before I see Uie economy go down the drain. .as a last resort." 31 14 football players. Witnesses said Uiey were "rocked" out of their chairs from the concussion of the ex- plosion. John Young, who lives about a half mile from the crash site, said he "heard this loud noise I ran out to see what it was and all I saw was a big ball of fire." "Nobody could have survived Young said. Albert Rich, whose house also is about a half mile from the scene, said he first thought the loud noise was lightning. He went out to see. "I heard this one bang and a minute later there was this ter- rific bang which shook the whole house. I ran outside to see if there was a storm, and I saw this flash over the Rich said. He said the plane skimmed the top of an abandoned, house just before it crashed. A light rain hampered rescue efforts, where the site was accessible only by a narrow, dirt road which had turned mostly into mud. Only a few emergency vehi- cles had made it to the scene, including an undetermined num- ber of ambulances. No ambu- lances had left the scene, how- ever, by p.m. A Kenova Fire Department Sec CRASH, Pg. 2-A Recovering Abilene Zoo foreman Wayne Jones holds a bewildered coyote, which broke its leg when it ran into a crevice in a wall at the zoo. Now it must wear a cast until its leg mends. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) Plane Crash Victims Termed Good Team to Play Against GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) An East Carolina University football player said Saturday night the Marshal] University players whose plane crashed and burned were "a good team to play against." "They were very fine young said William Mitchell, a junior defensive halfback who played in ECU'S 17-H win over Marshall Saturday afternoon. Mitchell said East Carolina Coach Mike McGee had come to the football team's dormitory to break the news that the Mar- shall players chartered aircraft had plummeted to the ground as it approached the Tri-State air- port at Iliintington W.Va., on the way home from the game. "Everybody took it kind of Mitchell said. "It meant a great deal to me." Mitchell said he had shaken hands with several members of the Marshall squad as the game broke up and Ihe athletes head- ed for their locker rooms. "They were congratulating us on a fine he recalled. "And we were congratulating them." East Carolina Athletic Direc- tor Clarence Siasavich said he chatted with Marshall Coach Charlie Kauiz just before the coach left with his team and some boosters to board the ill- fated airplane. Player Missed Plane HUNTINGTON, W. Va., (AP) Rich Taglang, 20, a junior and football player at Marshall University, missed his team's airplane flight to Greenville, N.C., Friday. Taglang, a Bethlehem, Pa., native, called his parents from a Hunlington phone booth Satur- day night to tell them he wasn't aboard a DCO Southern Airways jet that crashed and burned near here Saturday returning from North Carolina with the Marshall team aboard. Taglang didn't say why he failed to make the plane. 3 Texans Aboard HUNTINGTON, .W Va. (AP) At least three Texans were listed on the traveling roster of the 45 players and nine coaches en the Marshall University plane that crashed Saturday night. They were Bob Hill of Dallas, Ed Carter of Wichita Falls and Scotty Reese of Waco. Storm in Pakistan May Cairn Winds Push Rains Syria Coup From Big Country Brisk, chilling winds of up to 30 m.p.h. began moving grey cloud coverings from sections of the Big Country late Saturday, adding to the discomfort of weekend football fans and travelers already soaked with light rains which feil most of Friday WEATHER US. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE NilMMI WMrtier Service iwuiner Map, Pg. ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mlte rttSnt Foir_ Sunday becoming I'fW tnernoon. TEMPERATURES Sunday i-M II low L The winds were expected to push most of the cloudiness out of the area by early Sunday but cold nights are expected to linger wilh a near freeze predicted for late Sunday. Traces of rain dampened some sections of the area .Saturday, with Tuscqla receiving .20 inches and Dublin recording .01 for the second straight day. Abilene, Anson, Ballinger, Ranger and Stamford measured a trace. Several minor fender-benders were attributed to the slick road conditions, but the Weather Bureau predicted most roads would be dry for Sunday travelers. The Weather Bureau said clouds should retreat Into Southeast Texas during liie night, leaving most of the slate clear to partly cloudy. A sharp night was predicted with frost stabbing inio South Central and Southeast Texas, the Associated Press said. Temperatures around 20 degrees were expected west of Ilio DAMASCUS (AP) Syria's eighth coup in 24 years of inde- pendence was described here Saturday as a battle for internal political survival by groups of the Baath Socialist parly, with foreign policies not an immedi- ate factor. The winner was Gen. Hafez al Assad, the defense minister and chief of the Soviet-equipped Syr- ian air force. The Inscrs were Gen. Salah Jadid, leader of the party, President Noureddin Atassi and former Premier Youssef Zayyen, all extreme Marxists. Diplomats said it was not clear if the postmidnight coup had anything to do wilh the de- feat handed Syria's tank forces in Jordan's civil war in Septem- ber. It is known lhat Assad re- fused to provide air support for the tanks lest Israel's jets launch retaliatory strikes. Assad was described as a moderate.'Arab'diplomats satd that while the basic cause of the coup was Internal politics there was a possibility that Syria now would abandon Its go-it-alone at- titude In the'tight against Israel and cooperate more closely wilh the rest of the Arab world. i. refused to sign. Uu East along U.S.-initiated Middle cease-fire last August with Egypt and Jordan. Sources close to the Israeli government said Saturday in Tel Aviv the coup came as no surprise and officials expected no change in Syria's hostile atti- tude toward Israel. "11 was only a question of waiting to see whether the military or civilian wing of the ruling Baath party would one source said. Unlike the previous coups and the dozen minor revolts in Syria since it gained independence from France in 1946, this gov- ernment turnover lacked the usual tank rumblings in the streets and the presence of mili- tary power. 15-Year-Old Amnesia Victim Meets Mother TORONTO (AP) Rose Ann Hebert had to be told Friday n'ght that the woman who had just walked into her hospital room was her mother. Then Ihe 15-year-old Saint Joan, N.B., girl who doctors say has no memory of her life be- yond (i more than a week broke into tears. Her mother, Elizabeth He- bed, who hasn't seen her daughter for 15 days, spent abpiil 35 minutes in the room. "She seemed very bright and formal, but Eta couldn't re- Mrs. llebert said of her daughter. "I menlioned sev- eral of her girl friends hack home but Ihe names didn't mean anything." Doctors say Rose Ann, who hitchhiked to Toronto after "waking up" outside a pool hall in Frcderlcton, is suffering fom amnesia symptoms and tha rush of attention given her mny make hor reluctant In give Ihis symptom up, even with cxtcn- s.vc treatment. Rose Ann will remain In hospital for at least two weeks and her mother will Btay with a married sister here. DACCA, East Pakistan (AP) A cyclone and tidal wave that raced through the Bay of Ben- gal and struck East Pakistan's coast may have killed persons, officials said Saturday night. The confirmed death toll from Friday's storm was listed in initial reports irom district control centers. Of these, perished in Noakhali district, devastated by 150-mile-an-hour winds and 20-foot waves. Anoth- er persons there were missing. The government-operated ra- dio station estimated at least persons were killed and noled that a similar storm in 1965 claimed lives. A.M. Anizussman, head of the Rescue Commission, made a flying trip along the coast and said the death toll "is quite high." There were no reports from many of the flooded offshore is- lands nor any estimates of the number of ships and fishing craft lost. A magistrate on Hatia Island said he feared thousands drowned when tidal waves surged over Ihe island. Part of Bhnla Island was washed away by the raging sea. Of the ships, one that may bo lost is the Mahajagmi- Ira, an Indian freighter out of Calcutta on her way to Kuwait. A sapping official in Calcutta said tho last word from her was a message saying she was In Ihe Ray of Bengal "in Ihe proximi- ty of a cyclone." He added It was JearecVsJia may have cap- sized. She carried a crew of 49. The cyclone, with its 150 miles an hour winds and 20-foot waves, devastated about 250 miles of the coast. Cyclone is the Indian Ocean equivalent of the hurricane in the Atlantic and the typhoon in the Pacific. The deputy commissioner at Barisal, 70 miles south of Dac- ca, said a 14-man team from the World Bank, the United Stales Agency lor International Devel- opment and engineering experts were in the area and had not been heard from. NEWS INDEX The Harris Poll reports that the predicted swing to the right in American poli- tics didn't take place as ex- pected. See story on Page Abilene Events 8-B Austin Notebook 3-A World 1 2-A Books 1S-C Bridge 1 O.B Business Week........ 4-8 Cloisificd 8-12-D Crossword Punlo ,5-B Editorials 1C -C Farm Kcws 13-0 Horoscope 6.B Hospital Patients 10-A Jumbla Punlo 5-B Lcltor la Servicemen 12-A Morkoti Moore Sotiro......... 4.H Obiluailei 14-A Oil Pago.............7.0 Record Review.....13.B Sporls Toxcjll 4-B To Your Good Health____5-B TV Tab I Womtn'i Ntwi V'   

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