Thursday, November 19, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 19, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT I 60TH PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE. TEXAS, 79604. THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 19, 1970-FORTY-FOUR PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS lOc DAILY-25c SUNDAY Auoeiaied Prwi (ff) 15 Marines Die In Copter Crash Vietnamese 'Annie Oakley' South Vietnamese policewoman fires her revolver upside- down and uses her little finger on the trigger during marksmanship competition in Saigon. (AP Wirephoto) Council Okays Remodeling Court Rules Out SM. i 'E5 I J' Wours isukyard For ou Women By JIM CONLEY Reporter-News Staff Writer Grape Street version of the Indy 500 due shortly for a remodeling. The Abilene City Council passed a resolution Thursday providing for rcpaving, widening and new sidewalks of the street from N. 1st to N. Hlh. Bonds voted in February, 1957, will provide two thirds of an approximate cost of street improvements, with the remainder of the money to come from assessments of property owners abutting the construction. PUBLIC WORKS Director Jerry Smith said the street will be widened from 40 to S4 feet, including new f o u r f o o t sidewalks and modem curbs and gutters. The resolution Includes authorization for the city to advertise for bids on the construction. Also Thursday, the council passed a resolution giving the Abilene Chapter of the Air Force Association control of the B-17 Flying Fortcss bomber, a World War If aircraft. The plane was given to the city in 1951, by the Air Force in memory of the men of the 96th Bomb Group. The 96th Strategic Aerospace Wing is the modern day offshoot of the old 96lh, which flew the B-17 out of Sandoval Resigning Small Business Post EL PASO, Tex. Sandoval Jr., an El Paso maga- izne distributor who went on to hold the highest government of- fice ever attained by a Mexi- can-American said Wednesday night he is resigning as head of the Small Business Admini- stration. His rcsisnation is effective Jan. 1, 1971. Sandoval, who has been under- going an extensive medical checkup at an El Paso hospital, said his physician advised him lo resign. He was appointed to the post by President Nixon in February of 1969. Under his administration, the 5BA granted more than loans to a wide range of business- es and slashed its uncollcclable loan rate from eight per cent to five per cent. The SBA more than tripled the number of loans In minority proups while Sandoval was in office. In his letter of resignation lo to Niwn, Sandoval wrote: "I am confident the SBA, al- ready an agency of substantial impact, will continue to become even more effective under your lendership. hopefully without threat to its Independence. Market Mixed At 4th Hour End Industrials were up 2.26, transportation was off .19, and utilities were up .03, at the end of fourth hour trading Thursday on the New York Stock Kx- change. The New York Com- posite was up .06. Volume was shares, reported the Abilene office of Schneider, ttcrnct and Ilidunan, Inc. "In order to facilitate a smooth transition within the agency, I seek your acceptance of my res- ignation effective Jan. 1, 1971, thereby providing a reasonable amount of time for the selection and the indoctrination of a new administrator who, of course, will have my full cooperation." Sandoval was the director of a lucrative magazine distribu- tion service in El Paso when he was singled out by Nixon to head the SBA. In his first year with the SBA he more than doubled the amount of government loans to small businesses and increased his agency's loan portfolio to {2.4 billion. England during the war. TROY SAMPLEY, president of the local chapter of the Air Force Assn., noted that several offers for the plane had been made, one from as far away as England. He said the plane, which Is on display at the old terminal of the airport, would be refurbished "beginning immediately" by Carl Dunlap of Ounlap Service Company. "The Air Force Association intends first to make the plane available for tours by groups and then, hopefully, to the general public." Sampley said. Mayor J.C. Hunter Jr. said the city has not been able In keep the plane in the condition it would like to, due to lack of funds. AFTER HEARING the vote of Sfe AF, Pg. ISA WEATHER U. I. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nllloul WUIMr Sirtiu (WMttiir Map Pf. S-AI ABILENE AND VICINITY Fair through Frloar. Caoitr ttiii allrrnoon. tonight and coolir Friday. Wintry tonight. High IMUy 6ft, low ton.gM high Friday in lew 6h. Windi northerly JS-3D m p.h., drcrtmng to II m.DJi. thii tvfning. TEMPERATURE! Wtdnndir PJH. Uvnair a.m. 70..... J 71 3 7) 100 J' 77 I 00 57 19 it II M (I............ a........... 51 tl II (1 II J? II 51 Mian nrd low 24 hcgri tnd'rg f I m 71 >nd HPQ-I And low for larrn datf lilt ytir: 10 ma II Suntet Hit rvcM: p m Sunrin loejy: i.m. SUTIM tonight: p.m. Girwrxtfr reading at noon: 37.19. Humidity II noon: 37 cert. NORMAN, Okla. University of Oklahoma coed has won the first round of her battle to stay out late. The university's Student Court ruled Wed- nesday that closing hours at OU women's dormitories violate the student constitution. Student Court Judge Tom Williams of Oklahoma City announced the decision in a case filed by Jo Anne Zielinski, a freshman from Enid. The Judges declined to issue a restraining order asked by Miss Zielinski against Teresa Black, an Oklahoma City senior and dorm counselor. The student court said it has no authority over residence hall counselors since they are university employes and could not issue an order forbidding Miss Black from enforcing dormitory regulations. Student judges explained that their ruling does not abolish dormitory closing hours, but does mean the University of- Oklahoma Student Association no longer may enforce prosecution against women violating the university regulation. University officials may appeal the rul- ing to the Student Superior Court and it was pointed out that final authority for con- tinuing or abolishing closing hours rests witli the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents. University regulations require women living in dorms to be in by midnight Sunday through Thursday and 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. There are no closing hours for men's residence halls. The student court said the closing rule for women violated not only the OU student constitution, but the U.S. Constitution and a recent ruling by OU regents and acting OU president Dr. Pete Kyle McCarter which "recognized equality of women on the University of Oklahoma campus." By GEORGE ESPEIl Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) A U.S. Ma- rinc helicopter reluming to Da Nang with a crippled patrol crashed into a mountain side in the fog Wednesday, killing all 15 Marines aboard. It was the worst crash in Viet- nam since Aug. when a big CII47 Chinook helicopter was shot down southeast of Da Nang and 31 U.S. Army men were killed. Among the dead in Wednes- day's crash was Lt. Col. Wil- liam Lcflwich of Memphis, Tcnn.. Tennessee's Man of the Year in 1965. The helicopter, a medium-size CII46, crashed in the Quc Son range about 22 miles southwest of Da Nang. The U.S. Command said the cause of the crash was un- known, but other sources said fog and poor visibility apparent- ly were responsible. The wreckage was found on the side of the mountain and all of the bodies were recovered to- day by a Marine ground team landed by helicopters. The ill-fated CII46 had lifted out a small Marine patrol from the Que Son mountains and was reluming lo the unit's base in Da Nang when it got lost in the clouds, field reports said. Anoth- er helicopter following it could not spot the craft and lost radio contact. "The patrol in the Que Son mountains got into said one officer. "One man broke his leg and two more came down with fever. They called back and asked for a heli- copter to lift them out." Leftwich decided to pull out the entire patrol. Informed sources said he had always gone in after his men when there was an emergency, and he was the aboard the 45-foot-long CH46 that was assigned to lift out the team. Crash Kills 2 Abilenians Near Bronle SAN AN'GELO Mrs. Glenna Beth Cravens of 3327 N. 7lh in Abilene, and her son, Russell Lamar Cravens, 3, were killed Thursday about a.m. in a one-vehicle accident three-tenths of a mile south of Bronte on U.S. 277. Mrs. Cravens is the former wife of Richie F. Cravens, assis- tant professor of sociology at McMurry College. Texas Highway Patrolman Bobby Hart of Bronte said that the car driven by Mrs. Cravens left the highway, struck a small culvert and overturned several times. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and Mrs. Cravens was dead on arrival at Shannon Memorial Hospital in San Angclo, where she was taken by a Robert Lee Funeral Home ambulance. Mrs. Cravens has one other child, Sherry Lcann, 2. She is the former Glenna Beth Eisen- bach. Leftwirh was serving his sec- ond tour in Vietnam. He was an adviser to South Vietnamese Marines from February 1965 un- til February- 1966. His battalion was in the thick of the fighting during a major battle at Due Co in the fall of 19S5, and Gen. Wil- liam C. Westmoreland, thrn commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam, called him the best adviser in Vietnam. Lcftwich returned <o Vietnam for a second tour last February alter serving in Washington as an aide to Undersecretary of the Navy John Winter. On the batllefronls, South Vietnamese troops opened a new drive into eastern Cambo- d a today, the third this week aimed at heading off North Viet, namese offensives into South Vietnam. A Little Fire, Maybe Walter Johnson, United Fund president, indicated Thursday he may have to heat up this branding iron and apply it if more effort is not put in to reach this year's UF Campaign goal of Thursday's report session was to have been the last but with the goal still not reached, the cam- paign has been extended to Dec. 3. (Staff Photo by Sterling Tucker) Heat Up the Iron! UF Short of Goal It appears as though United Fund President Walter John- son will have to carrv nut his threat to heat up the UF brand- in; irnn. With Mill rei-drM th? campaign has been extended to Dec. 3. At the fourth icport moving J.191.KO was reported, Wf Oil Drilling in Lake Fort Phantom Opposed By ELLIE HUCKER Q. Is there any basis for the rumor that the Ahllonc City Council ls consid- ering allowing oil wells to be drilled ullhln Lake Fort Phantom? Since this Is the primary source ol water for Abilene, what action ran Interested citizens take lo preicnt this drilling from taking place? A. The Cilv Councilmen have to drink water loo, and they're not about to allow oil well drilling in the lake. The council was requested to permit drilling on land around the lake that's owned by the City and they've asked a petroleum engineer lo study the situation and sec if It's safe. The engineer h.is already Mated that the wells. must be at least five feel above the spillway level of the lake, on dry land. Never (car, the City Council Isn't going to do anything that would Jeopardize our water supply; they'll go by Die cnglnecr'i Q. Why do we associate Friday the Hlh nlth bad luck? A. One of the many explanations is that Christ was crucified on Friday and 11 men were present at the Last Supper. As to the origin of the number 13 superstition, it's commonly connected with the Valhalla banquet in Greece mythology to which 12 of the gods were Invited. Lokl, the spirit of Strife and Mischief, Intruded, making 13, and Balder (the favorite of the gods) was killed. Q. I live li Bakrr Helgkts near Dyru AFfl and have a daughter attending Cooper for tbe lint tlrnt. The bos won't plrk hrr up (or Khool which If my hard on mr, ber mother. My hatband Is overseas wnlnj bis country and I'm working. .My wark honn are t a.m. lo p.m. My daughter hit to wall an hour after school until I ran plrk hrr np. Now with wlnlrr almost heir, tell me how many parfiti wait their children waiting In frrcitaj weather (or an hour? I need btlp, believe me. A. The school system follows the state bus regulations which require bus service lo be provided for those living two miles from school or two miles from city bus trans- portation. You're over two miles from Cooper, but city bus transportation Is avail- able at Hartford and San Jose, about a mile from you. The bus leaves at for Cooper and she could return on the 4 p m. bus. Most people In your area use car pools; we'll keep your name on file In case someone offers your daughter a ride. Q. How much wood Is there In a cord? You printed this last year, but It's wood buying lime again and IV forgotten what you said. A. A cord o( wood measures four feel high, two feet wide (It's generally nil In two-foot lengths) and 15 feel long.. eight feet high, two feet wide and eight feet long, or any that mike 128 cubic feet. Q. Uw pnrpose behind the law nbJcb prohlblla IS-year-old boy from drltlng a oirr S-brake horK- power? Is II against the law lor a 15- jrar-cld lo drive one of the three-wheel maltsters seen around town? A. Yes, the minimum age is 16. For regis- tration purposes a mailstcr (vehicle specially built for the post nllicct fits the definition of a motorcycle, but for driver's license purposes it fits the definition of a car and you need an unrestricted driver's license to drive one. Safely Is the reason 15-year-olds are pro- hibited from driving motorcycles over 5- lirakc horsepower. It's considered a power- ful machine and the State UgMaliirc feels a 15-year-old just isn t capable of handling one safely. For the benefit of those with paper routes, a 15-year-old may obtain a special restricted license to drive a motorcycle under 5 brake horsepower. Addrm qwilloni In Action Unr. Pot 50. Namn will not he nwd but questions matt be signed and addirssrs glim. Plfise Include telephone nnmbcri II possible. representing 95.7 per cent of the goal. The meeting began at noon In ths Petroleum Club and featured Dr. Elwin Skiles, president of Ilardin-Simmons University, as guest speaker. Sam Hill, campaign chairman, presided, and the invocation for the luncheon was given by Dr. Paul Southern, professor of Bible at Abilene Christian College. During the meeting Hill expressed thanks "to the more than volunteers who have carried the United Fund story to the thousands of contributors in our community." "WHAT WE HAVE been working Hill said, "Is not a vague, faraway organization supported by your tax dollars or a generous foundation with no See FUND, Pg. ISA NEWS INDEX AmuicmcnM.......... 15C Buiineii Bridge................'A ClaHilied..........IM5C Ccmici 11C H.tonoli............. IOC Horoicope............. 8C Hcipitol Paiitnn 5A Obituariti.............2A Sown.........3-7C To Your Good Health 9C TV Una............. 16C Worren'l