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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 3, 1970, Abilene, Texas Abilene Reporter- "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAR, NO. 288 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 3, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS v Associated Prea SUNDAY Where Is Rap? Black Power Leader Has Been Missing 26 Days NEW YORK (AP) Where is II. Hap Brown? The militant black power leader has been missing 26 (lays. He was last seen March 3 by his wife when he left here for a Bel Air, Md., court appear- ance, according to his attorney, William Kunsllcr. "We've had no word what- soever. It's incomprehensible why we haven't heard from declared Kunsllcr, who says he doesn't know, where Brown is. Brown's wife could not be reached. The FBI says it docs nol know Brown's whereabouts. Brown was to stand on charges o[ arson and incitement to riot stemming'from a 1M7 disturbance in Cambridge, Mil. The (rial has been reset for April 20 in Ellicolt City. Dorchester County Stale's Ally. William B. Yalcs Jr., pro- secutor in Ihe case, said, "I have nolhing to base any con- jecture on, but I think he'll ap- pear for trial." Yatcs said the additional sev- en-year penalty for not showing might be some incentive for Brown to appear. "We have an old expression down here in Cambridge that he added, "he'll either haul sand or cut Brown will either show or not show. "I feel this, really, that he's not Kunsller said Thurs- day. "And I think his wife shares ..that feeling. I think that .somewhere, sometime he'll turn up and make a statement. "If he's Kim- slier said, "it would be hard for him to tell anyone. How do you communicate? By letter? By phone? Then you give yourself away." The doorman at Mrs. llrmvn's apartment house in Upper Man- hattan said Thursday he hasn't seen Brown, "in weeks, maybe months." lie also had not seen Mrs. Brown recently, and no one answered the door at her apartment. Knnstler'said she had been staying with friends in various places since Ihc address of the apartment was printed in news- papers. Brown left for Bel Air March 8. On March 9, a car blew up just south of Bel Air on the road lo Baltimore. In Ihe wreckage were the bodies of two friends of E. Fealherslone and William H. ''Che" Payne. "There are three possibili- Kunsller said recently. "One, Ihat he was taken out of Ihe blown-up car before it was blown up and has been kept mur- dered. Thai's the theory that, worries Mrs. Brown the niosl. "Two, Ihe Uicory of the au- (horilics: Ihat the two men blew Ihemselves up while carrying a device with some nefarious pur- to bomb Ihe nearby state troopers' barracks that Rap was not in- volved. "Or three, that he's under- ground, in or out of Ihe U.S." Kunstler said he was inclined to doubt the Ihird Iheory. Brown "could have he said, "al- Ihough it's nol likely in my mind." He noted that Brown had al- ways shown up at every pre- vious trial, "even at a much headier time when he was a much more hunled man Ilian now." Brown 25, is appealing a five- year prison sentence for violal- See RAP, Pg. 10A R. RAP BROWN (rial April 20 (AP.WIrthMft) By ELLIK RUCKER and BETTY GR1SSOM How About Gospel Singing at Opening? Q. When will the Civic Center open? Would It not be fitting for 11 to have a religious program or gospel singing program as Its opening debut, as Abilene Is a town of three religion crlcntcd colleges as well as a town of many professing Christians'.' A. Hopefully, the Civic Center will open by the first of October, says Carl Gandy. The advisory planning committee will mane suggestions for the grand opening program which will consist of two or three nights in November or December. We passed along your idea lo them. Q. Where could I send In for a roster of Ihc National Basketball Assn. teams. A. We have written for a roster and will mail it to you. Since you are so interested in basketball, we thought you'd like to know that it originated in the winter of 1891-92. Dr James Naismllh, an instructor in the YMCA Training College {now Springfield College) at Springfield, Mass., deliberately invented the game in order lo provide indoor exercise and competition for Ihe students between Ihe closing of the football season and the opening of baseball. He affixed peach baskets overhead on the walls at opposite ends of the gymnasium and organized teams lo play his new game. Q. Since reaching age C, which was In May 1968, 1 have received social "security. My checks have been for and I don't understand It. It has been mentioned more than once la the news- paper that the minimum In social security has been raised to ?55. If I am entitled to that extra amount (over Ihe past year end 19 mnnlhs) and could be reimbursed that amount, together with my April checks (Increased In It wonW mean I could pcrmancnlly get out oJ. 'ne Welfare's Commodity line. A. Social Security benefits of (currently being raised to is the minimum amount to a retired worker if payments starl at age 65 or later. There is a reduction in Ihe amount if payments are made earlier. The amount of the reduction depends on when payments began. It is 20 per cent when Irenefils slart at age 62, which means a retirement of would be reduced to 544 if taken three years early. Since reduced retirement payments can be lower lhan ?55 per month, Ihe payment appears to be correct, says Glyn Hammons, assistant district manager. For further informalion call Ihe Social Security Office at 077-5262. Q. Are all businesses listed In tfce yellow pages of Ihe without charge or do they have, (o pay eitra lo be listed? Jf so, why do phone companies adverllse that cverylhlig Is In the yellow pages? This came lo mind whca I turned lo "Television Stations and Broadcasting Companies" (o find tfce number for KTXS and found only KRBC i listed. Did yellow pages god? A. Well, not exactly, but your question caused a slir at the telephone office. Here's what happened, there are several categories under which TV stations can be listed and KTXS chose to be listed under "Advertising Television." Sam Oglelree, Southwestern Bell district manager, will recommend they switch to the category you mentioned in next year's directory to be easier lo find! Now back to your other question all businesses are listed without charge In the yellow pages unless they want bold face type or special treatment and there's a charge for Ihis, Oglelree said. Address questions to Action Line, Bex Texas, Names will he ased hnl qtwllws raasl slgmed ud addresses glvci. Official Taken as Hostage Hijackers Free 10 3 on Jetliner NOopEGREE, ISO.MOIITAII. BOARD -r- Mayor Jolm LindMy; bearing1 a 'beret type headgear' and all smiles, walks toward the podium in the Greek Thea- tre at the University of California in Berkley Thursday where he was one of the speakers at 102d charter an- niversary of the school. The mayor did not receive a customary honorary degree because of actions by the board of regents. The school, however, awarded him the Berkeley Citation "for distinguished achievement and for notable service to the university." (AP Wire- Nixon Urges Hike In First-Class Mail WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon urged Congress to- day to increase the cost of mail- ing a (irsl-class letter to 10 ccnls to help pay for the postal part of new pay raises proposed for about 5.9 million federal per-. sonnel. In a special message, Nixon said his administration "is com- mitted to a policy of pay-as- you-go." He described that as hot only good business but" "in- surance against inflation." The President announced that the planned 6 per cent increase for all federal civilian and mili- tary personnel, retroactive lo last Dec. 27, will' require "fur- ther actions which will result in some modification of our 1971 budgetary program." Without going into details, Nixon said that he will propose "additional revenue which will neither require extending the surtax nor raising .income lax rates." About Ihc only specific Hung lie mentioned in the laV area was a plan lo accelerate collec- tion of cslale and gift .taxes which would provide a onc- lime-only federal windfall of billion in receipts in Ihe ]971 fiscal year that begins July For Ihe current fiscal year ending June 30, Nixon said, the billion cost of the 6 per cent retroactive pay boost "can be met from budgeted and surplus funds." The 6 per cent pay raise for all civil service and military personnel was worked out in ne- golialions between administra- tion officials the heads ol seven AFL-CIO postal unions. Subject', to approval by Con- gress, Ihe agreement calls also for revision of Ihe postal sys- tem, including collective bar- gaining rights for the employes, and another 8 per cent increase for postal workers when the new Eyslcm becomes effective. Nixon's first proposal to Con- gress was for early enactment of the o per ccnl pay raise. SKOUL (AP) Nine young Japanese ultralcftisls who hi- jacked a jet airliner over Japan Tuesday released 103 persons licrc Inday, look n Japanese governmcn1 ifficial aboard as a new lioslrg.! and flow off to North Korea. Those released were cheerful and in good health. Among the 99 passengers- and four stewardesses freed after 79 hours' captivity were (wo Amer- ican men living in Tokyo, Her- bert Brill of New York and the Rev. Daniel S. MacDonald of San Francisco. The others were Japanese. Fukukoa Airport in Japan, where the passengers landed aflcr leaving here, became a scene of confused, joyful and sometimes (earful reunions of families nml friends of the long- stranded passengers. "1 feel said (he unshav- en Brill, who observed that (he hijacking students were "very courteous all (he time to the paspongers." "There was no lie said. "They did not bother me. However, I would rather sit in Ihe plane lhan go to North Ko- rea. "Foremost in my mind was to be patient and trust Ihe Japa- nese fie said. "None of (lie passengers made any re- sistance. None of the passengers negotiated with the students." Junko ICubola, one of the four stewardesses, told an impromp- tu news conference in Seoul that Ihe three days with the hijack- ers were marked by "terror and exhaustion." "We were not given much lo she said, "while tension continued throughout, cxhausl- ing us both physically and men- ially." She said That Tuesday when Ihc plane landed at Kimpo air- (o look like the Norlli Korean airport at Pyon- students were ini- tially fooled and were jubilant. They thanked Ihe passengers and apologized for "causing them Miss Kuboi'a said. Two hours later when (hoy found oul they had been tricked, they were angry, scared and disappointed. The passengers' enforced stay aboard (he Japan Air Lines Hoeing 727 far exceeded the pre- vious record of 45 hours eslab- lishcd by equally unwilling pas- sengers on a Brazilian jetliner hijacked from Uruguay lo Cuba in January. School Board Election Opens Voting for 1970 Voters .will go to the polls Saturday for the first lime Ihis year lo name Iwo members of the Abilene Board of Education. W. P. (Bill) Wright is seeking his first full term lo Place 3 and is being opposed by Ben Aguirre. Incumbent C. G. Whilten is seeking reelection lo Place 7 and is being opposed by Rev. T. G. Oliphant. Superintendent of Schools A. E. Wells said Friday morning that lie expected the voler (urnout to be about what it has been in Ihe past school board elections. Total votes cast in the past Iliree elections are as follows: 1968, 1966, and 1964, A total of 171 absentee voles had been cast in the election by the deadline Tuesday at 5 p.m. None of the four candidates had any expenses listed in the filing of expense accounts and only the Rev. T. G. Oliphant lias listed any donations, ills donations totaled Final expense accounts will be tiled by ApM 14. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. Wherc-ro-vote map, Tg. IDA unlil 7 p.m. at the following sites: Tree. I at lire Gold Room at First State Bank; Free. 2, 3 and 4 at Rose Park Reciealion Building; Prec. 5 at Woorison Elementary School cafeteria; Prec. 6 and .8 at Abilene.High School Gymnasium; Prec., 7 at College Heights School Ciifc- leria. JUDGES AND CLERKS at (he five voting boxes include Ihe following: Room at First Stale Bank, J. M. Binion, presiding judge; Mrs. T. Miner, judge; and Mrs. Jessie T. Blanton, clerk. Park Recreation Bldg., L. li. Lapham, presiding judge; Mrs. L. li. Lapham, judge; Mrs. M. F. Wilson and Mrs. R. B. Leavitl, clerks. Elementary School Cafeteria, Mrs. Lannie Kich- ardson, presiding judge; Rev. I. S. Mbrcland, judge; Louise Stone and Mrs. Lillian Cumby, clerks. High School Gym. 0. J. Hamilton; presiding judge; Mrs. Lucille Hughes, judge; Mrs. Vcra Mae Johnson and Ray McKclvain, clerks. Heights School Cafe- teria, A. J. Bivens, presiding judge; T. W. Mrs. Ei-nest D. Shclton and Mrs. Ralph Smilh, clerks. Abilene's Singing Sheriff Presses His First Record U.S. DEPAHTMINT OF COMMHCI WEfkTHEd IWIlNwr Pi- AND VICINITY (O-mft ABILENE tra mild ncr clHxHwsi loniglilj oarllv cloudy arm cooler Saturd today, wilh cloudy lo day High Ih'j jllernooti, around 71 dfgreeii low lonicM. around Salurday, njir U Southerly to southeasterly windi loday t 10-20 ni.p.h. High and low lot 24-hours endirg f a.m.: M ind a. _ Hfeti tnd lasrveirr 77 SutlHI lit) night: luirlit today: lunscl tonight: CHEVRON CAPPING UNDERWAY Workmen attempting to cap. Chevron Com- pany's well no. 6 arc dwarfed amid twisted steel on the damaged platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The flow of oil was stopped Monday with heavy mud but bad weather has delayed final capping. Meanwhile a federal grand jury in New Orleans is investi- gating the mishap that resulted in heavy pollution of the Gulf for several weeks. (AP Wirephoto) By BUENDA GRKKNK Koporler-Nevvs Staff Writer He packs a gun and wears a "star" and Stelson. He also sings, plays the guitar and ha3- a record that should be on the market this week. He, of course, is Taylor County Sheriff George Maxwell. Ills first record, and according lo him, "probably my only should be on (he m.irkel lliis week, lie said. He recorded "San Antonio Hose" with Billy Thompson's band and on the flip side, Tin a song written by an Abilenian, Mrs. Jean Nelson, March 8. Billy Thompson, a longtime of Maxwell, and front man for Hank Thompson's band for years, has his own country and western band here. In selecting "San Antonio Maxwell said he really respected the original artist, Hob Wills, "f got permission from him to record (he song, and; of course, he will receive Ihe first Maxwell said. "Tin Soldiers" is a palriolic song, Maxwell said, "Ihe Merle Haggard type thing going around he said. "Why did I decide lo cut a .Maxwell said, my family had been after me for several years lo do it, and Billy Thompson introduced me lo a man from Zak-Tone Records in Lubbock who wns in- he said. Maxwell said he likes nil types of music, even the far-out kind of today. "I like any kind of music, but GEORGE MAXWELL 'Tin Soldiers', 'Rose' particularly country and he said. "1 just feel it more." Maxwell has been "picking" and singing since he was a ch'ld See SHERIFF, Pg. IDA NEWS INDEX Amusements.......... 12A Bridge 9A Clossifrcd ____...... 7-13B Comics 63 Editorials 4B Horoscope 6A Hospital 11A Obituaries............ 3A Sporls 13-15A To Your Good Health____5A TV Log.............. 138 WcnWs ;