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   Big Spring Daily Herald (Newspaper) - June 18, 1969, Big Spring, Texas                              42nd Year No 15 BIG SPRING DAILY HERALD Dial 2637331 Big Spring Texas Wednesday June 18 1969 20 Pages 2 Sections Price HEAVY DAMAGE Big Hailstones Shell Parts Of Amarillo By The Associated Giant hailstones shelled parts of Amarillo inflict ing heavy damage as marauding thunderstorms roved the Texas PanhandlePlains sector again Tuesday night losses were expected to run into hundreds of thousands possibly millions of dollars Pushing on toward the southeast lines of storms continued to march across North Texas and Oklahoma this evening gradually abating Clear to only partly cloudy skies were expected throughout the state by evening Initial inspection indicated the hail riddled the southwest part of Amarillo worst laying open shop ping centers schools and homes All the glass was knocked out of hundreds of cars Slanting down from the north chunks of ice bigger than baseballs shattered every window on that side of a large school Extra policemen were assigned to guard damaged stores An un determined number of Amarillo residents required treatment for scalp cuts inflicted by the hail At one Aniarillo home Mrs Jerry Wagner said One big piece of hail the size of a softball came through a back window taking out the screen and glass all in one blow Prison Rioting LANSING Kan AP Rioting which prison officials said apparently was touched off by a general shakedown of the institution and a disturbed nights sleep broke out at the Kansas State Penitentiary today The trouble began as inmates went to their respective job assignments after breakfast Warden Sherman Grouse said that at am order had been generally restored Prison officialssaid tear gas was used but not indiscriminately to bring the inmates under control Windows were broken in two cellhouses and numerous small fires were set One inmate was shot in the arm but prison authorities said no employes of the institution were injured No hostages were taken Surrounding the prison were 100 Kansas highway patrolmen under the direction of Col Robert Wood son superintendent and law enforcement officers from Lansing Leavenworth and Lcavenworth County Helicopter Strike WASHINGTON AP Federal mediators met today with company and union representatives in an effort to settle a ninetyold strike in Dallas Tex that halted production of helicopters for the Vietnam war Walter Maggiolo disputes director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service began talks with officials of the striking United Auto Workers and the Bell Helicopter Co The strike has idled about 10000 workers at Bells facilities in Dallas Big Spring Road Projects Two major highway projects for Big Spring apparently are in motion and probably may go under state contraci July 25 These are the widening and installation of four lanes on US S7 south from FM 700 to Hearn Street and the widening and fourlaning of FM 700 east ward and northward from Goliad Street to IS 20 The Stale Highway Department conducted a hearing on the projects this morning with W H Shaw district design engineer from Abilene conducting the session He explained the Highway Departments plans Some 25 citizens were in at tendance and all those expressing themselves spoke in favor of the projects There were some questions as to design for lurnoff at the Country Club Road on 87 and at Hearn Street There will be medians on both highways Shaw said similar to those designed into the recent FM 700 West project He said there would be no change in grade on either highway project so that present entrance and exits would not be disturbed He said rightofway is completed for both jobs The FM 700 extension would complete that road as a loop around the west south and cast portions of the city In Todays HERALD Sniper Slain Highway sniper slain by police is described as a down to earth small town business man See Page 2A 1 Munitions Truck Hauler Is Killed AP WIREPHOTO Hang On Mrs Constance Moody was rescued from her car last night after it plunged into an excavation and landed 36 feet above the basement floor of the new Delaware Power and Light Co building in Wilmington Del Her car smashed through a ply wood wall after a collision with a police car COLORADO CITY SC One man was killed another was hospitalized and a truck load of munitions was embed ded in the Qolorado River two miles west of here as result of a truckfarm tractor collision at am today on the IS 20 bridge over the river Identity of the dead man who was driving the truck had not been announced late this morn ing The tractor was being driven by Nick Solaz 48 Colorado City identified as an employe of Del Barber Colorado City attorney A demolition crew from Camp Hood was due on the scene to supervise the removal of the explosives from the truck which was deep in the water and mud of the river Webb AFB was notified but does not have a demolition team The truck is owned by Leon ard Brothers of Florida and carried a load of aircraft bombs which were picked up at Par sons Kan to be delivered to Concord Calif A helicopter from Ft Hood was enroute here this morning to pick up the bombs Both vehicles weretravelling west on IS 20 at the time of the collision Witnesses said that the truck struck the rear end of the tractor The tractor remained on the bridge The truck sheared off twoguard rails and plunged into the river bottom on the south side of the bridge Emergency vehicles includ ing fire equipment and ambu lances were rushed to the scene from Colorado City Solaz suffering abrasions cuts and bruises but with no apparent broken bones or seri ous injuries was removed to the Root Memorial Hospital The body of the truck driver was extricated from the cab of the submerged vehicle and taken to Kiker and Son Funeral Home Witnesses said the bridge was not blocked and that traffic was continuing to pass over it At 11 am most of the emergency equipment had left the scene One witness told of another trucker apparently an associate of the man who died who was at the scene His name was not learned Two Black Panther Dropouts May Talk Air Force Expert Lands In Pentagon Dog House WASHINGTON AP An Air Force efficiency expert who says he was demoted to cost ov erseer of a GI bowling alley aft er pointing out a billion over run on the C5A transport plane claims the military subjects costcontrol experts to isola tion neutralization or removal from the acquisition business A Ernest Fitzgerald told a joint congressional economic subcommittee Tuesday he land ed in the Pentagon dog house last year when he alerted Con gress to the projected cost in crease for the giant plane He said he was removed from his cost control duties on major weapons contracts and told to review minor construction problems in Thailand that eluded cost increases for a 20 lane bowling alley Fitzgerald also told the con gressmen of another civilian Air Force employe who he said un covered a million willful Martin Clears Budget Barrier Comics Crossword puule Deor Abby Editorioh Gorcn On Bridge Horoscope Looking Em Over 4B Round Town A VB Sports t 7B 7A Stock Market lA 1B TV Schedule iB 10B Wont Ads I TB jA Weather Mop 7B Womeni News WARM Clear to partly cloudy and warm tonight through Thursday with no important change in temperature High today and Thursday mid Ns tonight Ws AUSTIN AP Atty Gen Crawford Martin removed a million barrier today to Comp troller Robert S Calverts cer tification of the oneyear state budget and the million teacher pay raise bill The at torney general told Calvert to go ahead and count in his re venue estimates for the 196970 fiscal year all the money that ordinarilly would come in from the 11cent cigarette lax Calvert had feared a new bill allowing 15day delays in pay ments of the lax would postpone until the following year the availability of some million from the tax Of special interest was a pro vision dealing with payments made late in August the final month of the fiscal year Cal vert was concerned that the provision would keep some pay ments from being counted unlil after Sept I Voting Rights Bill Hits Snag WASHINGTON AP The administration is reported hold ing up proposed new voting rights legislation backed by Southerners for fear it will lose support among Northern con gressmen for extending the in come surtax For the fifth time in the last six weeks Ally Gen John N Mitchell has canceled an ap pearance before the House Judi ciary Committee at which he was to give the administrations position on voting rights Mitchell gave no explanation when he asked the committee to cancel the meeting scheduled for today But sources in and out of Capitol Hill said the post ponement was requested to avoid antagonizing members whose votes will be needed to pass the surlax extension bill next week But Martin said the late Aug ust payments had to be paid in full on or before Aug 31 the last day of the fiscal year He said the bill requires all revenue to be available to the state during the fiscal year when cigarette tax stamps and meters are received by the dis tributor And he carefully pointed out that funds due for cigarette stamps and meters received by the distributor during August must be considered as revenue available to the stale during the fiscal year for the reason that such monies are required to be paid in full before the end of the fiscal year Calvert is responsible for cer tifying that any spending bills can be paid for with expected revenue He already has cer tified the billion oneyear budget passed by the legislature but has held up his certification of the teacher pay raise bill pending a decision on the cig arette stamp tax bill and Gov Preston Smiths action on a package of bills designed to in sure there will IK enough money in the general revenue fund An Amarillo tobacco distribu tor filed suit here last week to compel Stale Treasurer Jesse James to abide by the new de layed payment law for cigarette lax stamps A hearing is sched uled this afternoon before Disl Judge James Meyers James had asked Martin about the laws constitutionality but the attorney general could not issue an opinion once the matter was brought before the courts Former Ally Gen Waggoner Cnrr held in 1964 that a similar law was unconslilutional since delayed tax payment was the same thing he said as pledg ing the states credit Smith still may veto the one year budget and is expected to announced his decision in a tele vision and radio address Friday night underestimation of a major weapons system He was isolated effectively removed from supervision of this activity and given minor responsibilities Fitzgerald said of the unnamed official in the Air Force Systems Com mand The cost analyst landed in deep trouble after he went out side normal channels to tell top Pentagon officials they had been sold a bill of goods on the Mark II electronics and naviga tion system for the Fill fighterbomber Fitzgerald said Air Force officers said the program would cost million when they knew the correct fig ure was 941 million he said The program was approved on the basis of an estimate that was knowingly reduced Fitz gerald said The Air Force was forced to admit its mistake but the program was approved and spending was under way al ready Fitzgerald said after his own demotion Air Force officers then wrested the entire contract review and costcontrol pro gram from civilian hands I think the overall climate and the level of opposition to costreducing measures rein forced by occasional examples of personal disaster visited on economy proponents it is not surprising that most working level government acquisition managers shy away from lough cost conlrol actions Fitzgerald said WASHINGTON AP A po lice captain furnished a Senate investigative subcommittee to day with evidence Black Pan ther chieftains have called for destruction of American indus try Capt John E Brass of the Washington DC police depart ment gave the Senate perma nent subcommittee on investiga tions transcripts of statements made by Black Panther leaders in foreign countries and radio interviews broadcast from Cuba He quoted George Mason Murray the partys minister of education anil Joudon Ford a Panther leader in New York as saying in Cuba last August BULLETS KNIVES So long as we are alive there will be no industry factory bank or company that is safe We do not guarantee the lives of their congressmen candidates generals or businessmen who control power We shall use bul lets birdshot kitchen knives and everything at hand to de stroy imperialism Huey P Newton Black Pan ther minister of defense convict ed of killing an Oakland Calif policeman was quoted in a tele phone interview from his jail cell as saying The Black Pan ther party considers itself an in tegral part of the army of resist ance to US imperialism that is being mobilized all over the need not only a Watts but many Watts through out the US and throughout the world Capt Dass who said he had been on detached duty as a sub committee investigator since January 1968 to investigate the Black Panthers testified the exact numerical membership of the party is not known He said it is estimated the number does not exceed 4000 CAMPUS VIOLENCE The subcommittee has the names of about 2000 identified members and has obtained the arrest record of approximately 350 officers and members of the Black Panther party he said Of this number about 90 per cent have been convicted of crimes of violence Two defectors from Ihe parly were scheduled o follow Ihe po lice captain in testimony before the subcommittee which is probing urban and campus vio lence in the United States The investigation is being di rected by Sen John L Mc Clelian DArk chairman of the subcommittee The panels previous hearings were devoted to the radical Stu dents for a Democratic Society which has also come under new attack by FBI Director J Ed gar Hoover for allegedly follow ing a Communist blueprint to disrupt war production WORKIN Hoover writing in a labor un ion newspaper said the summer workin manual issued by SDS is actually a document ori ginally drafted by proRed Chinese American Communists Hoovers charges against SDS are being published in the week ly newspaper of the million member AELrCIp International Association of Machinists The Associated Press last month described the workin manual in detail including plans to persuade workers to stop war production Closing down our schools is not enough the SDS instrue tions said Workers produce and move the goods that are used in the war and it is they who are primarily forced to fight the war They can stop In writing to the Machinists Hoover said SDS wants to con vince workers that this coun try is rotten sick aid dis eased and therefore should be destroyed Federal Spending Ceiling WASHINGTON AP The Senate is headed toward ap proval of a federal spending ceiling of billion some billion below both President Nixons budget and a ceiling passed earlier by the House Both ceilings are flexible however The issue is likely to provide the major conflict between the tsvo houses as Congress strives to complete action by June 30 on a supplemental appropriations bill the final money measure for the fiscal year ending on that date The Senates 44 billion ver sion of the bill is about mil lion more than the House meas ure The billion spending ceil ing was devised by the Senate Appropriations Committee un der the leadership of Sen Rob ert C Byrd DW Va chair man of its supplemental sub committee An effort by Sen John T Wil liams RDel to tighten the ceiling was defeated Tuesday 79 to 16 Williams also planned to try to eliminate from the bill a pro vision repealing the ceiling en acted last year on federal em ployment The Nixon adminis tration favors repeal Several other amendments also remained for consideration today including one by Sens Jacob K Javits RNY Gay lord Nelson DWis Alan Crans ton DCalif and Edward W Brooke RMass to add million to the million ap proved by the Appropriations Committee for the Neighbor hood Youth Corps summer jobs program in urban ghettoes The spending ceiling in the bill starts at billion below the House and ad ministration brings this up to billion by ex empting a number of programs where actual spending is either uncontrollable due to law or un forseeable such as the Vietnam war The exemptions include such things as farm price supports public assistance and medicaid social security and other retire ment programs vocational re habilitation payments costs of Congress and the federal judi ciary veterans benefits and in terest on the national debt Anniversary Of Hospital To Be Statewide Affair The special program Sunday marking the 30th anniversary of the Big Spring State Hospital will attract scores of dignitaries from all over the slate They will be headed by Lt Gov Ben Barnes who is to make the principal address at ceremonies on the hospital campus at 2 pm They will include members of the State Senate and Legisla ture members and staff offi cials of the State Board for Mental Health and Retardation county judges and superin tendents of other state hospitals and special schools Response to invitations has been heavy said Dr Preston Harrison BSSH superintendent and the occasion is to be truly statewide affair The hospital here serves 4S West Texas counties and many of them are to have representa tives here Dr Harrison stressed that the Sunday program is for all the public and that Big Springers are especially invited to help be a host group for the large number of visitors Following the formal pro gram the hospital is to be open for public tours Music by the Big Spring High School band will precede for 30 minutes the formal program At 2 pm there will be the playing the of the StarSpangled Banner and the posting of colors by the Webb AFB color guard Mayor Arnold Marshall will be master of ceremonies Following invocation by Chaplain Lee Butler of the hospital Dr Harrison will give a welcome and introduce special guests These will in clude Dr V J KinrossWright commissioner of the De partment of Mental Health and Mental Retardation who will give a brief talk on the local institutions history and ac complishments Sen David Ralliff of the 24th stale district which includes then will introduce Lt Gov Barnes for the climaxing talk Due to be here are Sen Ratliff and Sen Pete Snelson of Midland State Representa tives Temple Dickson of Sweetwater Frank Calhoun of Abilene George Baker of Fort Stockton Tom Craddick of Mid land and Elmer Tarbox of Lubbock With Dr KinrossWright will be a number of his top staff people They include W G Kirkland administrative assistant Dr Gary E Miller director of hospital develop ment Dr John Williams director automatic data proces sing T T Nelson chief of purchasing and supply pro grams Stuart S Fisher director of planning and pro gram development Charles S Eskridge director of regional programs Bruce Conway chief of manpower and Bob Vasallo vocational rehabilitation de partment In addition hospital superintendents are expected from San Angelo Vemon Mexia Sail Antonio and Kerr ville and perhaps other towns At least two members of the state board of MHMR have sent acceptances Jess Osborn of Austin and Elbert Hall oE Abilene Many county judges over the hospital area have signified they will be present Volunteer workers at the Stale Hospital from counties around Howard also are expected to attend in great numbers   

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