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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 2, 1970, Abilene, Texas gfottene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES MiiiiMimm......inn 111 i i inn I ii Uiniiilmimi inn i i i i i 89TH YEAR, NO. 287 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 2, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Astociated Prea SUNDAY Rock Festival Crasher Weekend Hippie Does His Thing ROY A. JONES before transition "0 icnrf some Toner the gijlie fie To see. onrsels us illiers see Roberr Burns (1759-1796) "Anil before you abuse, Criticize ami license. Walls a mile in my shoes." Joe South (1969) By ROY A. JON US II Staff Writer WOODIIOW Inspired by the poets and Bolstered by the George Plimpton syndrome which seems to affect all writers at one lime or another, I "did my thing" here last week- end at Ihe Southwest '70 Peace Festival. THAT'S ItHJIIT. I-firmly entrenched in The Establishment, six years oul of college and less than Iwo away from 30 (and, there- fore, nol to he as a hippie. "You must T be the wife intoned as 1 set aboul the task of raking to- gether a dis- guise black 1 a d i e s' wig trimmed ala Art Garfunkcl, boll bottom- ed peace medal- lion and no sox. And, friends, after iry- ing to sleep i in) the hippie v e r n a c u- lar) wilh 1C other longhairs in the back of a Benl-A- Truck while a Cl-mph West Texas wind is whipping sleet and snow right through the walls, I would have lo agree. I was crazy. Until I shake the near-pneumonia I picked up as my personal souvenir of Southwest '70, I'll hate the motion of the place, but later I'm going lo value my experience as a weekend hippie. Only once was my disguise queslioned, and liien by a Texas Tech sludent who was running one of Ihe festival's concession stands. He thought I was a one of the undercover narcotic's agents who ended up making more Ihan live dozen arrest on drug charges. TO SAY THAT I was surprised at Ihe way I was treated would be an under- statement. The law .enforcement officers (pigs, fuzz, finks, etc.) ;didn't hassle me, and Ihe "slraight" people; Irealcd me and my weekend "companions" with nothing but respect. In fact, many of the straights went out of their way lo be nice lo us. I felt so bad about continually accepting their hospitality that I nearly "blew tuy cover" a couple of limes. Forty cents in my pockets (all in dimes in case I gol rounded up with a bunch of pot- smokers and had for how suspicious T was (and my bedroll slong over my back, I hitchhiked the final mile to Ihe festival site last Friday afternoon. Already, Hie black clouds were building up In Ihe norlh and Ihe radio was broadcasting a lornado alert. My doubles as my knew how close I came to backing out when ;he reluctantly lefl me nut Ihcte tin Hie road, promising lo return the following night. I spent Ihe first couple of hours listening lo Ihe sounds of Ihe Blood Hock wilh one ear, and hippie conversations wilh Ihe older, Sec YOU CAN, Pg. 4A Stiff Ptiafs REPORTER JOfN'ES AFTER RETURN FROM FESTIVAL wearing wig, fighting cold contracted on plains Hijackers Approve Passenger Trade TOKYO (AP) Shigeru Hori, chief Cabinet secretary said to- day the student hijackers of a Japanese airliner have agreed in principle to a proposal by Vice Transportation Minister Shinjiro Yamamura that he he exchanged for the passengers held. The plane, wilh 100 host- ages aboard, has been grounded in Seoul, Korea, since Tuesday afternoon. Hori said the studenls agreed lo the idea but demanded thai Socialist parliamentarian Sukc- ya Abe be brought from Tokyo to Seoul lo identify Yamamura, NEWS INDEX Amusempnls 7D Business Noles 4B Bridge 6A Classified 4-7D Comics 3D Editorials 20 Horoscope .........._ 7 A Hospital Palicnts 7B Obituaries 2A Snorts 10-I2C This Man's Art 7D To Your Good Heollh------ 58 TV Log 8A Women's News 3-6C whom the studenls do not know by sighl. Abe left at once for Seoul. He lold airporl interviewers he did not know why the students named him to identify Yama- mura. Abe last year visited the North Korean capital of Pyon- gyang as a member of a Japan Socialist party goodwill mission. Hori is one of Itirce Japanese government officials handling the case arising from the hi- jacking of Ihe Japan Air Lines Boeing 727 Japanese radical stu- dents Tuesday while on a sched- uled flight from Tokyo lo Fu- kunka in southwest Jan-n. The plane refueled in Fiikuo- ka and the students released 23 of the wom- en and -flying northward for1 Pyongyang where Ihe studenls indicated they wished Id go. The plane later changed ils course and landed at Kimpo Airport just outside Ihe South Korean capita] of Seoul. Abe left aboard a special Jal plane sent to bring back passen- gers of the hijacked plane. 'CONTRIBUTIONS' TO HIGH PLAINS ECOLOGY wine bottles beside placard, 'Life is Jesus' Photo by Roy Jonei No Pursuit Right, Cambodia States By T. JKKF WI LI JAMS Associated Press AVrllcr PHNOM PKNH, Cambodia (AP) The Cambodian govern- ment declared today thai Amer- ican forces in South Vietnam do not have the "right of pursuit" to thrust into Cambodian terri- tory during battles wilh North Vietnamese or Viet Cong. The slatemenl was issued fol- lowing reports that U.S. and South Vietnamese forces were now staling they had this right when chasing Viet Cong forces that retreal inlo Cambodia for sanctuary. The statement said: "Faithful lo ils policy of slricl neutrality, Cambodia will not in fact accept the right of pursuit carried oul on ils territory." The statement added that the government protested all viola- tions of Cambodian lorrilory "by foreign armies, from which- ever camp they may be." Reports from Vietnam last weekend said Snulh Vietnamese Rangers and armored cavalry WEATHER U. 5. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA BUREAU (Wejll-.er Map, Pg. 761 ABILENE AND VICINITY ra- dius) Fd-r aixj a lillle warmer Ihii allernoor. and lofi'ghl; clear lo parlly cloudy and mild Friday. High this afternoon, in Ihe lower tffst lew fonighf, armr.d JO; htah Frrriav, In Ihe upper 40's. Vrtr'ab'e winds, 5-1J m.p.ri High and tow (or 2-i-houtl ending 9 n.nv: S9 and 'ft. High and knv dale Idsl year: 92 and SA. S-jnsel laM nighl: .sunrise today: lt--njet lor.rght: atlacked Viet Cong units two miles inside Cambodia last weekend wilh the support of Vietnamese jets. No U.S. troops were involved, American sources said. U.S. planes and artillery from lime lo time have attacked North Vietnamese or Viet Cong troops shelling South Viet- namese forces across the bor- der, and tile U.S. Command in Saigon lias claimed that this was exercise of the "inherent right of self defense." Sam Browne Belt Returning To Marines After 28 Years By FRED S. HOFFMAN AP military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The Sam Browne bell is staging a comeback in the Marine Corps. The belt has not been worn as a regular part of a Marine offi- cers uniform since 1942. But it's getting a "test wearing" by Gen. Lewis W. Wall, assistant commandant of the corps, and a few other offi- cers. Wall says hes always liked the bell, apparently because il lends an air of military dash. With that kind of backing, ils a good bet the Sam Browne bell will become standard equip- ment again, at least for dressier occasions. I'or those who have forgotten are too young lo Sam Browne is a wide leather belt worn around the waisl wilh a connecting narrow strap pass- ing diagonally across the body and over Ihe right shoulder. The Marine test model is dark colored and shines smartly HE What About Long Wait at RR Crossing? By ELL1E HUCKER and BFHTY GRISSOM Q. Isn't (here a law In the City Conslilulion limiting (he time lhal a freight (rain can block a strocl? I am speaking of the crossing al Lane. This morning Ihe Irain was at a dead slop for H mimilcs. For those who have lo he al work at 8 a.m. Ihis Is a definite problem. Please Icl me know if I am cor- rect concerning the law aid what acdon can be (akcn. A. It's a stare law that a train must not block a crossing more Ihan five minules unless it's an emergency and the fine may be from ?'J I" sai's Policc Chief Warren Dodson. In order noi lo block Ihe downtown crossing on N. and S. Isl streets flic trains arc slopped at the. area you have reference lo for repairs, to sel oul or pick up cars, etc., a railroad official said. This is Ihe first complaint Ihe railroad has had, he says, and everything possible is done not lo block the crossings any longer Ihan necessary. If Ihe problem persists you can lake action by having the police doparlmenl investigate.