Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 23, 1970, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAR, NO. 308 PHONE 673-427 L ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 23, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Assncinlcd Press SUNDAY ixon Ends Deferments By ELLIE IlllCKEll and BETTY GRISSOM What About Parking Problem at Hendriclc? Q. When visiting HcnrtrU'k Hospital, I was unable In leave Ihc circular drive on the soulh siilc because curs were Illegally parted on the red palnlcd curli. I called Hie police, bill Ihc officer cliiln'l ticket Hie car as his sergeant told him Tint to. This Is a serious inconvenience In those who use tlic parking areas; llierc needs to he a city ordinance llial makes cars parked in red areas subject to lickcliug. ffliiil can be done? A. In this case an ordinance wouldn't liclp as il's private property and Hie city polite can't ticket the cars. The hospital adminis- trator is aware of the problem and lias on occasion payed over the public address system requesting a car lie moved and he has placed notes on windshields of illegally parked cars asking them not lo park llierc again, lie doesn't feel he could juslify the cost of hiring a parking lot patrolman, and other hospital personnel arc so busy inside the hospital Iliey tion't have lime to direct parking lot traffic. Unfortunately, it looks as if we'll have lo live with il. Q. I buy many products in spray cans, and oficn llicy won't spray properly no matter Imw long I shake (hem. Ton, sometimes the top will break off. How can I get the contents out of the can? A. If Hie sprayer is stopped up remove it, clean with a pin or soak il in hot water. If HIR sprayer is broken (not the slem) slip it off and replace with a cap from another can. Sometimes the sprayer is depressed before the can is shaken, causing the freon lo escape and leaving no pressure to spray out the contents. If that's the case there's not much you can do because if you puncture the caii it will explode and the contents may evaporate. If there's something mechan- ically wrong with the spray mechanism, most stores will replace the product. Q. In Ihc early 1920s a popular ballad was sung ahuul'Tripnli: "Sailing on Hie, Bay of Tripoli." Tripoli also is men- tioned In Hie Marines' song. During World War II, I was In Tripoli (NmIliern Libya) and (nought it was THE Tripoli lhat all Ihc singing Mas about. Now very much In Ihc news, Tripoli is mentioned again hut this time It Is In Lebanon. Are (here Ino cities named Tripoli? If so, which one was the songs written ahoul? A. In 1605 Marines crossed the Sahara afoot and camclback to crush Ihc Mediter- ranean pirates at Tripoli, Libya. Over Derre they hoisted the Stars and Stripes, the. first time the American (lag was flown over a fortress in the Old World. This is the Tripoli rcfered lo in the Marines' song. The other Tripoli is located in Lebanon and they are both seaport cities in the Mediterranean and after four months of invesligation we can't figure out which one the sailing song is about, sorry. (J. I will he 16 Uils coming August and will be gelling my driver's license. Tor my first car I would like an Army jeep. Every once In awhile Ihc Army will have a surplus of Army jeeps and I was hoping you might find someone who might know when and where they are- having these sales. (11 would have In he somewhere fairly K yon would find (his out for me I would surely appreciate It. P.S- I'm sending a sclf- aridrcssrd envelope In hopes yon might reply private because a few of my friends want Ihc same Ihlng. If Ihls is not possible, would you reply (o me before it hits Ihc F1IONT PAGE? A. We've senl yon information on how and where to buy surplus properly along with the names of several dealers and private individuals who have jeeps for sale. Your name has also been placed on a mailing list that sends current informal ion on Army and Marine jeeps available. Until you give us the OK, we'll not divulge our sources of information lo any of your friends, in return for a ride around the block in your new jeep. Deal? Q. On Interstate 20 (here arc signposts at regular Intervals bearing numerals painted green. From (he numeral progression, (hey may he mlleposls, hut If so measurement Irom where to whore? Since the number on the wcsl edge of Abilene is 271, Is Ihc slarling point Pccos, and where do (hey go from lie re? A. Yes, they're milcposts, starting point is (he Intersection of Interstate 20 and Inter- state 10 east of Van Horn, because this is the beginning of 111-20. From that intersec- tion Uie mileage markers progress across the slate to the Louisiana border. Eventually all Interstate highways will use (his system- the mileposts will begin at Ihe origin of the Interstate and go to Ihc slate line. The numbers run from west lo easl and south lo north. Address questions (o Acllon Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 7WM. Names will not be used but questions must he signed Md addresses given. Please Include telephone numhcrs II possible. President Asks Authority to End Deferring of Students WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon ordered today an end to future draft deferments fc-r occupational or agricultural activities and for fatherhood. He also asked Congress for authority lo end future student deferments. Today's order and the order he pledged lo issue if he. is granted authority would nut af- foct Ilio deferments now held by sludcnls, fathers, and workers or such deferments granted un- der applications now pending. Nixon nskeri Congress lo per- mit the draft lo be run on a na- tionwide basis with a single na- tional call by lollcry numbers. This would replace the present system of local calls by indivi- dual drafl hoards which need not call exactly the same num- bers at any one lime. At Uie same time, Nixon en- dorsed the goal of ending the draft entirely and replacing il with an all-volunteer Armv. To achieve this gor.'. he said lie will propose additional pay raises and benefits for members of I tic armed forces, and will seek to encourage enlistment and re-enlistment. He also is or- dering a review of military poli- cies to recognize the personal needs, aspirations and capabili- ties of military porsonnol. Provisions for student defer- ments al present arc written into the draft law. To chifnge them Nixon musi obtain action by Congress giving liim discre- tionary authority. He said that if Ihis authority is granted lie will immediately issue a second executive order ending student deferments in Ihc future. The White House explained in a fact sheet accompanying the President's message to Con- gress that as of today siudenls already attending college, or junior or community college, or an approved technical school, continue lo be eligible for slu- dcnl deferment. Those planning lo enroll in Ihc future, hpwcvcr, will not be eli- gible for student deferment. If call for service alter he enters school, a student would per- mitted to finish his current semester or term before start- ing service. liul college men enrolled in IJOTC or oilier military pro- grams could postpone active duly until completion of their study programs. BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) A federal judge has ruled a three- judge panel will hear arguments Monday on a defense motion Itial tlie trial of II. Hap Brown be moved into federal jurisdic- tion. Reversing a decision by a dis- tric. court judge earlier Wednes- day. Judge Harrison L. Winter of Ihe 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered Ihe stay be- cause he saw "something of substance" in Hie defense re- U.S. District Court Judge Frank A. Kaufman had denied the request and ordered that the oft-delayed riot and arson trial be resumed promptly in Ellicoll City, Md. Ifciufmann rejected a similar plea two years ago. William M. Kunsller, Brown's chief counsel, requested the re- moval under an JBftJ [aw anlccing Negroes "full and equal benefits." Stale authorities (crmed the defense ladies to switch the trial to federal court a "hoax and a fraud." Brown, Itio elusive black mili- tant leader who has been miss- ing since March R, is charged with riot and arson in July, i367, in Cambridge. Md. A large part of Ihe Negro sec- tion of Cambridge was burned in Hie early morning hours after a fiery speech by Brown in Ihe city the night before. The Irial, originally set for Dorchester County, scene of the disorders, was initially switched .some 70 miles across the Chesa- Bay to Howard County, where il finally began March 9 in Del Air, Md. The Circuit Court is head- quartered in Richmond, Va., but the special panel will hear the arguments in Baltimore. WHERE PLANE CKASIIED persons (lied whcJi this I win engine private plane crashed into two houses in norlbeasl Austin lale Wednesday night. Investigating of- ficers said the plane belonged io Dr. Robert G. Karris, a neiirosui'geon. The officers said Fred A. BobbHi. was killed in Ihe bedroom of his house, left. His critically in- jured wife died later. (AP Wirephoto) rash Claims Ily GAHTll JONES Associated Press Writer AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) A light private plane allempting lo land crashed into the corner of a house Wednesday night, killing six persons aboard and two in the building. Bodies found in the burned oul Iwo-engincd Ilccclicraft Bonan- za which came to rest between two houses were believed to be those of two Austin doctors, Ihc wife and two Icon-age daughters of one of them and a medical sludcnt. Fred A. Bobbit, 23, died in one of the two houses set ablaze Perot Stock Dives Sharply One-Third when the plane plummeted into residential area a quarter mile shod of the ninway. His 10-year-old wife Peggy died sev- eral hours later of burns. Justice of the Peace Kuhn lenialivcly identified two of the victims in the plane as Drs. lioh- crl G. Karris, about 42, and B.E. Becker Jr., Austin neurosurgeon and business partners who were returning from a medical con- ference in Washington, D. C. Hours later police Capt. Rob- ert Wilks said the other passen- gers apparently were Mrs. Far- ris; two Fams daughters, Mari- lyn, about 13, and Judy, about 17; and a medical student from Galveston, James Dickens. Spectators reported finding Hie Bobbins' four-month-old baby unharmed in another bed- room. DALLAS (AP) Slock of Electronic Data Systems Corp. of Dallas dropped dramatically Wednesday for no readily ap- parenl reason. The slock was quoted on Ihc Dallas ovcr-lbe-counlcr market, near noon Wednesday al bid-Si 10 asked, a decline of more than one-third below the dosing price on Tues- day. The company was founded by and is beaded by Koss Perot, who established the company in 1D53 as a computer service finn. Perot, frequently called a bil- lionaire because of the market value of his slock, has been in the news recently because of his repealed efforts (o free Ameri- can prisoners held by North Vietnam. A company spokesman snid ?ie knew of no reason for the precipilious decline in the slock. Millriredgo Hart 111, vice presi- dent and secretary, said Perot and other company officers bad sold none of their stock and lhat he did not know of any other holders "who sold slock yester- day." Hart said profits for the nine months ending .March 31 rose lo 42 cents a share from 17 cents a share last year. Perot is said lo own 81 per cent of the firm's shares which would have caused him a loss on paper of some- thing like million. Ranger Resident Victim of Wreck MINERAL WF.LI.S (AP) A Ranger man was killed pbnul midnight Wednesday night when a truck trailer overturned on what is called Head Man's Cuive on U.S. 80 about 24 miles south- west of Mineral Wells. The victim was William A. Robinson, Highway Patrolman Harold Couch said Robinson's sand loaded truck overturned, pin- ning Ihe driver in the vehicle. Couch said he could find no reason for Ihc vehicle overturn- ing. Survivors arc his widow and two children. The airport's Iraffic control rower reported the plane made, one landing pass over the field shortly allcr p.m., pulled up lo circle and failed to make il back. II cracked up alxiui a quarter mile from (lie end of a runway. A passerby, John Griegs, 33, Crew Foils Stadenf Drive SIIIIEVKPORT, La. (AP) Karlh Day leaders at Centenary College planned to stage a march on a local boltling com- pany nntl indignantly return no- deposit, no-return bollles. They bad asked sludenls and others to slack Iheir hollies at a desig- nated loca'ion on campus. Wednesday afternoon, howev- er, when the group reached the well-marked collection point, neither bollles nor sign could be found. OnlCTvrv's sanitation crew hnd cleaned Ihe spnl. WEATHEiT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE E5SA WEATHER BUREAU (Weilher Map, pq. DA) ABILENL AND VICINITY radium] _ croudy warm ar.d humid wi'h IV-r.ders'crrrs Thursday aflernoon and Thursday najhl. Hail in ll.urdcrstorrrs. Protenilily of "in Thursday n ccr.1. Friday C'c-Jy ard .1 lilllc Thur.'d'y F-. lew Thursday nighl 65. Mgh. sr.d lov; fcr a It haur period crd.nn al 9 M rn.: 72 ar.d 6S. Hign and for same Idst ycf-: Gl ftrri 55. Sunsrt las: p.m.; Icilrtv; 6 a.m.; o m. told of seeing Ihc plane circle with one wing low. He was about half ..i block from where it came down and S'lid he believed one engine bad failed. "liy the lime I got there." Griggs said, "Ihe plane and Ihe Iwo houses were on fire, and I heard screams inside." He dashed into one dwelling and carried oul Mrs. Bobbin. Griggs Iben discovered his chub- ing was afire. He suffered minor burns. Rescuers laler found the body of Hobbilt underneath a toppled wall. Is'ixon's order barring future occupational and paternity de- ferments, however, lakes effect immediately. Those now holding such defer- ments can keep them as long as they are eligible. In the case of fatherhood the order permits deferments where a local draft board determines thai induction would create ex- Iremc hardship. At present some 1.8 million men hold student defermenls and 431.000 hold occupational defermenls. Another hold agricul- tural defermenls. More than four million men are deferred in category 3 A be- cause of dcpcndculs, but ihere was no immediate indication hdw many of these care de- ferred (or fatherhood. Nixon strongly endorsed the conclusion of his Commission on an All-Volunteer Force, headed by former Secretary of Defense Thomas S. Gales, whicli rcpon- cd unanimously on Feb. 21 lhat mi all-volunteer Army could serve Hie national inleresl bat- ter than a mixed force of volun- teers ai'.d draftees. "I support Ihe basic conclu- sion of Ihe Nixon snid in his message, "I agree lhat we should move no'.v to- ward ending Ihe draft. "From now on, the objective of Ihis administration is lo re- duce draft calls lo zero, subject to the overriding considerations oi national security." Nixon said the draft could not be stopped sborl but would have lo be phased out, and he said U would probably be necessary for Congress to extend exisling nulliorily wJicn il expires on July 1, 1V71. A sland-by draft system would also have to be established for emergency use, lie said. Nixon said the first slep to- ward an all-volunteer Army was taken Ihis mouth when military pay WP.S increased by 51.2 lion a year along with a G per cent pay raise for civilian gov- ernment workers. Aaiusemcnlg Busi-icss Noles C-rr.ics EHitcrinls Horcscc.Te Hospitd Potienis Obituaries 7D 6.7C 5C 4-70 3D 2D 7 A 3A 2A 9-1 2C This Man's Arl 7D Tn Your Gocd Health 5C TV Loq 2B Women's News 3.4B liy GEORGK ESPER Associated Press Wriler SAIGON (AP) Six more American piancs and helicop- ters have been shot down on bombing and reconnaissance missions over Laos and along Ihe Laotian and Cambodian bor- ders, increasing the toll for Hie past two days lo 12 U.K. air- craft, the U.S. Command an- nounced today. Two Americans were killed, one is missing and 10 were wounded in the four planes and Iwo helicopters downed Tuesday and Wednesday Ihc command said. This lo R.fiStl Ihc num- ber of U.S. p'reraN Ibc Amcri- Rock-Throwing Colonel Helps Retake KAANG, CainlXKlia (AP) Led by a colonel who threw rocks at one armored car lo get it moving, Camlwdian troops re- look the town of Saang Thurs- day and found the Viet Cong gone. Only an old Buddhist monk in an orange was lefl in Ihe town. He sal laughing lo him- self. The Vicl Cong had held Saang, IS miles south of Phnorn Ponli, since Sunday. It was Iheir closest pcnelralion so far to- ward the Cambodian capital and a major challenge lo the leaders who deposed Prince No- rodom Sihanouk. Although the guerrillas moved out of Saang early Thursday, ihe green Cambodian troops took almost Ihrec hours that afl- crnoon to move 500 yards from Iheir lines lo Ihc edge of the town. They poured oul a fantas- tic volnnc from automatic ri- fles, machine guns and pistols against an enemy that wasn't Ihcrc and didn't answer back. The advancing force stopped every 10 yards or so while rc- coilless rifles, rocket grenades and morlars were fired onto the route ahead. Then Ihc march continued. The crackle of burning build- ings in Ihc lown seemed for a moment like Viet Cong fire, and Ihc Iroops were anxious. A colo- nel boolcd one soldier in Ihc pants and threw a rock al an ar- mored car to gel il started. Along the way there was a burned-out sawmill, a block of bouses scl ablaze by Cambodian artillery and a school building wilh gaping holes gouged out by recoillcss rifle fire. The population of Saang, about before Sunday, had cither lefl wilh the Viet Cong or disappeared into Ihe bush. The Viel Cong left no bodies behind, and all Ihe shops in Ihc village seemed lo be neally locked up. The Iroops stumbled into one well conslruclcd bunker lhat might have been a command headquarters built lo withstand Ihc Cambodian artillery. Bill no documents were discovered in it. Aflcr moving through Saang, the Iroops headed out after the Vicl not loo quickly. They advanced miles past Ihe village. In lown, Cambodian soldiers helped themselves to soda pop and swaggered through the rub- ble. "We're going to win now. The Vicl Cong didn't slay (o said one rccruil, holding his AK47 rifle. Hut he looked very relieved al the lack of action. There were no Cambodian casualties in Ihc final assault. The last soldier wounded was hurt early in Ihc morning when a Viet Cong posted in a building at (he edge of lown fired on the government troops to cover Ihc retreat of his comrades. can command lias reported lost since Jan. I, I3C1. The costliest loss was a twin- cnsine Air Force KC47, a spy equipped with electronic snooping gear thai was shot doiin Wednesday near (he A Sliau Valley in the northwest corner of South Viclnam. Two of crew were kiilcd and six v.erc injured. Two of Ihe planes were hit in Laos. One was an Air Force F4 Phantom on a tombing mission over north central Laos. The Iwo crewmen nursed Iho crip- pled craft almost back to their t-se at Udorn. Thailand, but c jeered about 14 miles from the runway. They were picked up unhurt. Tl.c U.S. and Soiuh Viet- namese commands also issued Iheir weekly casually summar- ies reporting: 1. A total of 101 Americans khfel in action last week, 40 loss than Ihe week before and nearly down to the weekly ave.1- agc prevailing before the Com- munist command's spring offen- sive bcg-nn. 2. At least Viet Cong and Vietnamese killed, more llian 500 leis Ihan the week be- fore. 3. A 35 per cent increase in South Vietnamese bailie dcaliis, to 740, Ihc governmcnl's third highest weekly loll of (he wav. 4. Another 698 Americans and government troops wound- ed.