Abilene Reporter News, December 19, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

December 19, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1970, Abilene, Texas M Til! IIII 3 STAR FINAL 10c DAILY-25C SUNDAY Radioactive spew Workers were hurriedly evacuated from the Nevada test site fnday after a low-yield underground nuclear test shot spewed a radioactive dust plume feet into the air, as happened in this 1962 photograph of another test spew there. (AP Wirephoto) CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) A special state grand jury brought criminal charges of coercion against Hobart College Friday, saying the schoo! failed to lake step? to allow cpiinty of- ficials to the arrest' of ih'ree students after a campus drug.raid. The panel, convened by Gov Nelson A. Rockefeller to investi- gate disorders following the four-count in- dictment, charging the private men's college in .Geneva with first degree coercion; The attorney Ellsworth Van Graafeiland, pleaded innocent to the charge in.State Supreme Court, which will hear the case. A court spokesman said Hobart could be find up to if uotivicted. Describing the college as a corporation, the indictment charged that Hobart "recklessly tolerated certain conduct consti- tuting the offense of coercion" early on June 5 when" students confronted city police arid depu- ty sheriffs on the campus in nearby Geneva following a drug raid. Workers Evacuated After Atomic Spew MERCURY, Nev. (AP) 600 workers were evacu- ated from the Nevada Test Site Fj-iday after an underground nuclear test shot blew a plume and northeast very slowly" but that radioactivs levels' were "dropplng'.very rapidly." The emphasized the -leV- the air; the: Atomic Energy Commission said. It the largest number of persons'reported exposed to ra- diation at the test site, .located in barren de- sert 80 miles northwest of Las Vegas, since underground test- ing began in The AEC said a radioactive air mass was moving "north yond the test site boundaries was "very an4 said it was well within permissible levils for humans. No towns in the immediate area of the test Site were report- ed evacuated. The closest town is Alamo, with about 250 resi- dents some 10 miles north. An AEC spokesman refused to say if it was possible the ra- 'COULDN'T BELIEVE IT Sergeant Innocent Of Maltreatment ;-SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) Tech. Sgl. Jack Wilson, a veteran drill sergeant at Lackland Air Force Base, was found innocent Friday of all charges of mal- 10 basic trainees. A gasp went up from an aud- ience filled with Wilson's fellow training instructors, and the Ke- nova, W. Va., native rushed from the courtroom. jFriends surrounded Wilson as he hurried away to a waiting car. His wife, following behind him, say: "I guess I'm too numb to cry." "I couldn't believe Wil- son said of the verdict later. He apologized for leaving the courtroom so quickly. "I had to get out of there he a.dded. "J .was about to ex- He credited his friends and lawyers for supporting him dur- ing'Jlis ordeal. "If it hadn't been for the good Lord above, and two of the best military and one of the best ci- vilian lawyers, I don't think I would have made it. They did ah outstanding job." A seven-officer court-martial panel acquitted Wilson, 34, who served, the military for 15 years, after deliberating for pearly .three hours. stocky, crew-cut had been charged with maltreating trainees last Sep- tember.'at "Lackland' Military gaining Center, only Air Force bjaslc training Installation. ,A.defense attorney said he was'thrilled and called Wilson "a good soldier." Wilson's for- merglandlady, Mrs. H. E. Wil- liams of San Antonio, said the sergeant is "just like one of my own boys." i Wilson was charged on a to- tal of 12 counts, including an al- that one of the trainees invtUved in an alleged head- bariiing incident had to undergo surgery. One of the trainees, Airman Basic Dale Davis, 20, of Slan- bcrry, Mo. testified (luring the week-long trial that he under- went surgery after Wilson banged his head against the head of another airman during drill practice. In final arguments, the prose- cution said the alleged maltreat- ment incidents took place over a period of about eight days and involved occurrences of seven kickings and the head-knocking. Civilian defense lawyer James Gillespie countered that the al- leged incidents were corrective measures. dioactiye air mass would cross the United States' boundaries. Such an occurrance, if it hap- pened, would violate the 1963 above-ground nuclear test -ban treaty signed.; Ujited States, Russia and other na- tions. 1963 bifctreaty, signed by the United States and more than 100 other countries, allows underground tests "so long as they do not cause radioactive debris to be present outside .the territorial limits of the nation under whose jurisdiction or control the deto- nation was conducted.'.' The radiation was: the second reported in': four, underground nuclear test shots here since Wednesday, when minor spil- lage from one test rose 400-500 feet above ground and was con- fined to within the test shot site. Code-named the latest device, planted 900 feet below ground, had a listed force of less than tons of TNT. Like the three previous shots, it was a military weapons development test; the AEC said. The AEC said about 300 of tne 600 'workers evacuated from the test site's northeastern-corner "were found to have radiation on their clothing and vehicles." They were made to take what the spokesman described as "nominal precautions" such as showering, changing clothes, and washing their vehicles. Some underwent tests to deter- mine' if. any radioactivity was present in their bodies. The AEC said there .was no immedi- ate indication that such 'was the case. The AEC said six aircraft, in- cluding two helicopters from nearby Nellis Air Force base, were tracing the radioactive air mass. It was the 17th time the AEC has announced radioactivity es- caped the reservation since the underground testing began un- der the treaty. A total of 230 tests have been announced at the of Uiem this year. Indicted for Campus Disorders Mi- kTimrt Indictment placed (lie blame on Beverley D. Causey Jr., Ho- bart's former acting president, and John R. McKean, dean of men. Both were mentioned in the indictment, but were not named defendants. It charged that Prof. John R. Krause Jr., 31, of Geneva and Bruce Davis, 20. of Denver, Colo., and Rafael Martinez, 37, of Rochester, then students, act- ed in concert to prevent Dist. Arty. Willard Best and Sheriff Ray 0. Morrow from carrying out their duties. Specifically, the indictment said Best and Mor- row had been prevented by Krause, Davis and Martinez from prosecuting Michael V Miles, 21, of Marblehead, Mass., Christopher Zaglio, 22, a! Manchester, Conn., and David Stratton, of Youngstown, N.Y., who were arrested during the 'disturbance. .The -indictment alleged that Krause, Davis and Martinez had instilled a fear in Best and Mor- row that, if their demands for amnesty and the release of Miles, Zaglio and Stratton were not met, they or others "would cause physical injury to one Thomas Tongyai and others." Twigyai, also known as "Tom- my the was an un- dercover deputy sheriff on the Hobart campus. By allegedly instilling the fear, the indictment .said, Best and Morrow were "induced thereby to violate" their duties as public servants. Dr. Allan A. Kuusisto, president of Hobart and its sister college, William Smith, said the case "promises to be a landmark case for high- er He said the grand jury's ac- tion was a "shock, surprise and discouragement that our neigh- bors on the grand jury have chosen to take this unusual course of action with regard to these institutions." Hobart and William Smith, are private, liberal arts colleges affiliated with the Episcopal Church. The schools, located on Lake Seneca in Upstate is'eiv York, are known as the Colleges of the Seneca. They have a combined enrollment of about stu- dents. Following, the drug raid, an- gry students surrounded city po- lice and .deputy sheriffs, de- manding that Miles, Zaglto and, Stratton be released. The three were released and were granted amnesty. The student-police confropta- f ion was one of a senes of dcis on the campus this yeaj.'In May, for example, an ROTC building was firebombed. U. I. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nattaial W.atMr Strvici (WMHMr Map M. 17B> ABILENE AND -VICINITY radius) Mostly cloudy -and turning cower .Saturday. Partly cloudy and colder Saturday njghl and Sunday. Hlnh Saturday K. low Saturday night near 32; hlon Sunday In Dpptr Northerly .winds 10 to X m.p.h. TEMPERATURES Friday aj.ni. Friday p.m. SI 75 72 56 ______ It iS 73 53 72 M a 64 43 54 SO s> 64 D.-OO _ 6a Hlqti and low for ending 10 p.m.: 75 and S3. High and low tame date last year: 65 and 47. Sunset last night: p.m.; sunriw today: a.m.; sunset tonfgnt; p.m. Barometer reading at 10 p.m.- 97804. HumWly al 10 p.m.: W per cent. Mrs. Carroll O. Grain of Albany, Ga., cuddles her son, Michael, 3V4, at a ceremony at the State Capitol in Atlanta Friday honoring the families of prisoners of war and men missing in action. Her husband, U.S. Navy Cdr. Carroll Drain, has been missikis years. (AP Wirephoto) Needy Christmas Fund Lacks Over in contributions came in to the Goodfellow fund Friday, but with Christmas less than a week away, the fund is still Short of its goal. The amount received Friday was for a total so far of The Goodfellows have already helped, over 500 people this holiday season in the form of toys available at the Goodfellow Toy Store which closed Thursday.. Scrip .for food and clothing to be bought at local retail stores has also been given to those who have written the Goodfellows of their needs and hopes for this Christmas hopes that largely hinge on the assistance the Goodfellows give. .Contributions may be sent to Goodfellows, The Abilene Re- porter-News, P. 0. Box 30, Abi- lene, Texas 79604. Latest Contributors: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Myatt 15.00 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Buzard 20.00 Class 7B from Clyde Junior High .School David and Randy Boyd Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Willis In lieu of Chvislmas cards to my friends around View Mrs. Grady Petree Anonymous In lieu of Christmas 7.19 2.00 10.00 5.00 Ex- t. It twt _____ ftfirfcftt 10, TV CHICAGO (AP) John M. O'Brien, a former soldier who says he spied on civilians for the Army, said Friday he decid- ed to disclose his activities be- cause tie wanted "to make un-, knowing people aware of menace ihat exists." O'Brien, said news .conference: disclosure of my activities as a former Army intelligence agent is prompted by my personal concern as a citizen of the United States and by my concern for-constitutional protections guaranteed all peo- ple in our country." Among those whose he said he spied upon, O'Brien has listed Sen. Adlai Stevenson III, D-I1I., former Illinois Gov. Otto, Kerner, now a .federal Tells of Civilian Spying exists' judge, and the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, head of Operation Breadbasket, a black or- ganisation. O'Brien said he first made the information about his activities available In letters to Sen. Sam J. Ervin, D-N.C., head of the Senate Constitutional Rights subcommittee, President Nixon, Sen. Charles Percy, R-lll., and newsmen. O'Brien, a former staff ser- geant with the 113th Military In- telligence Group in Evanston, a Chicago suburb, was accompa- nied by a lawyer at the news conference in Chicago offices of the American Civil Liberties Union. The lawyer, David Goldber- ger, ACLU staff counsel, told newsmen that O'Brien could not discuss classified materials "be- cause be respects the Integrity of the government" and "be- cause he's not interested in vio- lating any laws." O'Brien said he was proud to have served in the Army up to the point at which he was or- dered to engage in spying activ- ities. While in the Army, he said, he carried out his orders but would sometimes question their validi- ty to his superiors afterward. O'Brien; said that from June to June 1970, his last year of a five-year Army stint, he was engaged In intelligence ac- tivities in the Chicago area. O'Brien would not use the term constant surveillance, which he defined as meaning observation for a period of 48 hours or longer, but said he See SPYING, Pg, cards to Abilene friends Mr. and Mrs. R. D. O'Loughlin 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Farr 10.00 Mr. Mrs. John Gibson 15 00 Mr. Mrs. F. M. Robertson 25.00 Roy Burton Lawn; Texas 10.00 In lieu of Christmas cards Mr. Mrs. Phil Allen In Memory of, Mr. Mrs. Frank Bei-ryman 10.00 In Memory of, Mrs. W. S. Brown 10.00 Anonymous 5.00 Anonymous 25.00 Maj. Francis G. McAuliffe 10.00 Anonymous 3.00 In lieu of Christmas cards to Abilene Friends Mr. Mrs. Bill Massey 20.00 Mrs. R. S. Barnes 5 00 Mrs. J. J. Blccisoe 25.00 Anonymous 5.00 Mr. Mrs. Ike W. Jay 15.00 E. L. Haag, Sr. 15.00 Honor of Granddaughter "Andrea" Mr. Si Mrs. Grcc.son _ 5.00 In lieu of Christmas cards to Abilene friends Mr. Mrs. Don Fomby 15.00 Mr. Mrs. Dean Hamilton 10.00 U. fc Mrs, Gregory P. Zcrn 10.00 Anonymous i.oo In lieu of Christmas cards to friends in Abilene Mrs. Grace Barlow 5.00 Anonymous 2.00 Anonymous 2000 Cagt. Mrs. Michael Siffcnl 10.00 In memory of Mrs. Arthur Sears Artie Price 25.00 Cub Scout Pack 25 Den 2 Dyess AKB 6.50' Dr. Mrs. Zane Travis 75.00 Exchange Club of Abilene 200.00 Sgt, Mrs. Wm A, Senna, Debbie Ken m lieu of Christmas cards to Abilene fi lends 1000 Mr. Mrs Ha II ford 1000 Capt. Henry A III 1000 Mr. Mrs. J C Roberts 50 do Instant Sign Rentals 10 00 Mr. Mrs. Robert L. James Leta Fay King Anonymous 100.00 Marshall Jackson -Ovalo 7.00 Brownie Scout Troop 171 2.00 Mr. Mrs. Larry D. Edwards Wingalc, Tex; 19.00 Employees of Merchants General, Office Anonymous Mrs. B. C. Roberson Gay Richard Rogers Mr. Mrs. A. C. Sides Albert W. James Fred 0. Wallace In lieu of cards to my Abilene friends Jane Norris In lieu of Christmas cards to Abilene friends from'the' Milfon Brown ifamily 1000 Mr. Mrs. Bob Bailey 20.06. Previously i. Acknowledged Total to Dale 50.00 25.00 10.00 10.00 25.00 10.00 5.00 5.00. OH, ROV.'OH, JOY.'JUST 5 PAVS mi CHRIST- THAT SHOPPING DONE, FOLKS! ;