Abilene Reporter News, April 13, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

April 13, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WitHOUT WITH OFFENSE-TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR, NO. 300 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 13, PAGES IN FOUH SECTION'S Associated Press r i Israel Makes 'Retaliatory Lebanon Raid Spiritual Pope Paul VI carries Holy Cross after joining' final five of 14 stages of the Via .Crueis, 'the outdoor way-of-the-cross Holy Friday procession, in Rome Saturday.evening. At background, crowd of worshippers.and (left) part of Colosseum. (AP Wirephoto) amid childhood memories Youngsters searching high grass at the base oC a tree during an Easter egg hunt for underprivileged children in.a Los Angeles park Friday fail to spot one egg nest- ling in-a hole in the tree. Scores of children passed it by, before a boy found it 10 minutes later. (AP Wire- photo) Pope Ignores Health, Carries Cross Through Ruins By JULIE FLINT. Associated Press ffriter ROME A frail Pope Paul VI carried a wooden cross for 15 minutes on .Good Friday in the annual- Way fof the. Cross pilgrimage .through tlio ruins of (lie Roman; For- um. Vatican officials" concerned about the 76-year-old pontiff's health had convinced him to cut down on'some of his East-. er activities, but he refused to forego, the procession anil looked tit as he bore his bur- -1. his the Pope urged Christians not to forget "the abject, .the deformed, the weeping, the unhappy." In Jerusalem, thousands of C.hi r i s t i a n s carried heavy wooden crosses to commcmo-., rate Christ's last Is; raeli police and. soldiers stood guard .agninst possible Arab terrorist attacks. Roman Cath- olic, Protestant and Greek Or- thodox worshippers along with Armenians, "Copts'and Syrians, participated in a series of cer- cmoniesv. Tens of thousands of persons prelates, pilgrims'and tour- ists watched in the, cool, damp evening air on Rome's Palatine Hill as the Pope car- ried the six-foot cross of light wood in the ceremony com- memorating Christ's agony and death. V As he did last 'year, the' Pope watched as the prqees- sion went to the first nine "of the 14 slations of the cross. He rnotiqnicss with '-hands clasped and'.. eyes.-.downcast, .then, took .up, the cross tor.the final stations. .It had rained for ,24 hours before the but- the skies 'cleared as the starting time approached. The Pope has suffered two recent attacks of influenza, .and doctors convinced him not 1 'toi attend the traditional Good- Friday service in.St. Peter's Basilica earlier Friday. The Pope also "suffers from an arthritic back condition possibly _ a g g r ay a led by Rome's Easier, iiins that. .makes bolh'bending "and'sit-' ling painful. The service at St. Peter's :commemprating the crucifixion, of .Christ, -would have required" the- Pope to dress in-a red robe_of mourn- ing, take off papal' ring and other symbols of his kneel three times on his-way'to the high altar. Vatican officials said the sorrowful liturgy in Roman Catholic w o r s h i p, afforded him lime to resl between Thursday's lengthy Mass in the Basilica" of St. John' Laler- Pope's absence -from the SI. Peter's the most and the Way of the Cross ritual, or Via Crueis. The Pope sounded hoarse as he addressed the huge crowd at the Via Crueis and millions more watching on television in Europe and Latin America. QiriVAT SHMON'AII. Israel -AP) Israeli forces curried out a retaliatory raid across the Lebanese border early Sal- urday hours after this Israeli _ village buried victims ql'an Arab terrorist raid that took 18 lives. The Tel Aviv command said Israeli troops entered several villages in southern Lebanon during the three-Hour raid and blew up houses belonging to Arab guerrilla sympathizers; At the burial ceremonies here Friday, angry and embit- tered rcsktenls of Qh yal Shmonab had d e m a n d e ti vengeance against Arab ter- rorists and the suites Iiaibnr- ing them. "Revenge! chanted an estimated mourners. In announcing the raid into Lebanon, the Israeli command made no mention of Arab casualties but said all the raiders returned safely to Is- rael. A spokesman said Israel used no urmor or aircraft. "Israeli forces several houses after cyacutit-. ing their inhabitants, and avoided hurling the civilian lite c o m m a li d -said. Israel reported no resistance from" regular Lebanese troops and the regulars had "evacuated the area." the "command identified the raided towns as Taiba, Muhe: bah, Blida and Eitanm. a cluslcr of Arab villages 10 miles west of Qiryat Rhmoroh along the northern st.radi o( the Israel-Lebanon border. Also hit were the hamlels of Yarin and Dahira, 10 'miles north of the western end of Uie frontier and'about-10 miles from the Mediterranean Sea. Spokesmen for the guerrilla group responsible for the a.l- lack "oil1 -Qiryat meanwhile, issued a new warning Friday. Jones: It Would Be Shame to Use GoodWork' Experience Shows New Document Tough to Pass, He Says 'By MIKE AIURPIIEY Reporter-News'Staff Writer Just in voters'-; reject the eventual product of tlie Texas.Constitutional Con-, venti'on at'the polls in Novem- Sen. Grant Jones of Abi- lene wants'some attention giv- en to easing methods of amending the present cbristitu- is a lot of good work going oh :he observed, .it. would be a shame to lose it all if .the voters, don't accept the "new constitution." Jones is in Abilene during a convention recess. In an inter- view he explained some of his about voter ac- ceptance of a new cosntitu- tfon. "THROUGH EXPERI- he said, have seen that (he chances .of'get- ling a new document adopted are pretty slim. Since World SEN. GRANT JONES home from convention War 11, there have been 22 states which have attempted to completely rewrite their Serious CORDOBA, Argentina (AP) American diplomat Alfred Albert Laun ear- lier Friday by.leflist guerrillas after a bloody brawl in which he was shpt'and wounded, was found alive but in serious con- dition Friday night, witnesses reported. per Voz del Interior said they saw Laun when he was found in the bed of a river that cri- sscrosses this industrial city' 450 miles northeast of Cucnos. 'Aires. He apparently'was taken to a hospital by re- porters said. Laun, head, of Ihe. United Slates Information Service here was kidnaped'early Fri: day morning at his home about 10 miles north of the city by nine heavily armed guerrillas. He waxs wounded, apparently by gunfire, as he resisted being carried off in the daring guerrilla raid. Laun, 36, is from Kiel, Wis., and is unmarried. He was the fifti U.S. gov- eminent .-official reported kid- naped in violence-ridden Ar- gentina and the fifth American believed'abducted by'guerril- las in less than .-a year. The other Americans .were .husi- Hewlyweds Find It Was More Like 'Freaky Friday' WEATIIEHFORD, Tex. (AP) A pair of.-airmen from Illinois hoped for a Good Friday wedding bul things alj most went awry Friday. 'The Julie Goldman, 19, and her fi- 3.C Mark Cvet- kovitch, -18, are stationed at .Chanule: 111.- Being-'jn- dcrage and unable to marry in Illinois without parental per- mission, the couple flew lo Dallas-Fort Worlh Airport in hopes of teing married at nearby Fort Worth. Unfortunately, the Tarrant Counly Courthouse closed at ncoii in observance of Good Friday. The couple then look a taxi- cab to Weathcrford, 30! Wiles away, and found Justiciof the Peace Chester lo perform the ceremony: While the couple was being woman-passerby outside spotted the out-of-town cab and for some unexplained reason thought a nearby'bank was being robbed. She-called-police who sur- rounded the cab. Tlie driver explained why he was waiting'and the new Mr. and Mrs. Cvetkotftch emerged moments later from Ihe courl- hduse. The roundlrip cab ride back lo DFW. Airport cost the hap- py newlyweds '.'i Cvetkovitch; is ,'a native of AVichita Falls, Tex., and.new 1 Mrs. native of Athens, Ga, A communique sent lo news media by the People's Army said Laun was being held in a ''people's jail'', over alleged "coiilerrevolulionary activities in Vietnam, Santo Domingo, Brazil, and Bolivia." Laun previously served of these countries. It also said that Laun would be interrogated over "links with the Fascist military coup d'etat in Chile and other connections with the U.S. Cen- tral Intelligence Agency." The guerrillas said that Laun had offered resistance and as a result was wounded in the action. They didn't say how badly, but said he would be hcl4 indefinitely. "With this action, the ERP ratifies the continuance of its struggle against the system of preparing itself to confront the repression of security forces of the govern- ment togelhcr wilh Ihe armed forces, organized againsl the people and its the communique said. It added there will be "no Iruce with imperialism, no truce with the oppresive and called on others lo "be prepared and to organ- ize against the repressive of- fensive thai comes." The communique was signed by the guerrillas' Cordoba command. Police said Laun was at home when ;the kidnapers broke in at about a.m. put up. a fight and was shot, and there was Wood on furnishings in his house, police said. They added that the kidnap- ers hauled off a powerful ra- dio transmitter and receiver set from L a u n 's home. Friends said Laun was an am- aleur radio operalor. constitutions. The revisions were'.turned down in all bul six of those slates. Those six, lie among 12 slates which have attempted constitutional rewriting in (he past five "I just think that it is easier for a voter-lo vote no than yes on something as technical as constitutional Jones concluded.: So .while he describes Hie chances for adoption of a new document as Jones thinks that tlie stale would wail a long time before anolh- er attempt at rewriting the document would he approved. '.'I would Jones slated, "that if the people are riot willing lo adopl Ihe work producl of this convention, there will be considerable re- sistance on the part of the people to vote to.call another convention -in the near fu- ture." So in order to provide for necessary revision of the pres- ent state document should overall revision fail, Jones proposes thai an amendment to the present constitution be voted on as a separate ques- tion in the November election. The.question would change the way the prcsenl constitution is amended. "In lire new Jones'poinfed out, "Ihe legis- lature would be able lo submil as one question an amend- ment to more than one section of nn article, "and also amend other articles which contain subject matter pertaining to tlie question." The amendment would Ihen be voted on in Hie next gener- al election, at least 30 days after Ihe legislature's action. This "would disallow special elections for tlie approval of constitutional amendments in which Jones calls voter turn- out very poor. AT THE same lime thai vot- ers :ire voting on acceptance or rejection of the new cdnsli- tiition, Jones a stroralc question to be on the ballot which 'would provide for the same method of amendment to the present constitution, just in case. "If Ihe new document isn't he explained, "then we can come back over a pe-. riod of time, and submit revi- sion lo sections of the present constitution, giving the voters See '50-50', I'g. IDA, Col. 1 Inside Today AHS Coach Return The steel industry and the United Steelworkers re- portedly reach on agree- ment providing for wage increases totaling more than 60 cents an hour over the next three years. Pg. 7A. Rodney Jenkins won't re- turn as head basketball coach at Abilene High next year, but that does- n't mean he'-s incompat- ible with the new pro- gram currently being in- stalled by head football coach Bill Shipman. Pg. 1C. The last known American prisoners of war from North Vietnam came home Friday without ceremony. Pg. 7D. Amusements Astrology............... 5B Bridge................. SB ChurcrT News.......... 4.7B Classified 1-7D Comics 4A Form 7B Obituaries 7D Oil 4A Sports 1-6C Today in History SB TV Log 7C TV Scout .....I........ ,7C Women's News A point well-made Residents fed up with illegal parking Ijy stu- dents at the Chicago campus of the University of Illinois and finally took mailers into their own hands. They used hollow cement blocks to wall off the view. U turned out the car had been stolen from the lol of a car dealer, who claimed it Friday. (AP Wireplioto) 4-, ;