Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 25, 1970, Abilene, Texas
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B9TH YEAR, NO. 310 PHONE 673-4271ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 25, 1970—FORTY PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS
10c DAILY—20c SUNDAY Associated Prat (ZF)Methodists Vote $23 Million for Minorities
Bv JACK HOLDEN McMurry College
ST IXHJTS — Funds totaling $23 million were voted here Friday by the United Methodist Church’s General Conference for the support of minority groups and black higher education
Bishop Alsie H. Carleton of the Northwest Texas Conference hailed the General conference as a “turning point” for the church.
“I think our church came
through in a wonderful way. I think we have turned the corner in learning how to deal with minority groups, and I think we have come a long way in closing the generation gap,” Bishop Carleton said.
He referred to the con ference’s handling of requests from black members of ihe church and in the enthusiastic response given to requests by young people.
"We heard the requests of
minority groups and youth groups; we listened carefully and gave positive answers,” Carleton said Carleton said hp thought that the decisions voted at the five-day general conference were ones that Methodists in West Texas and New Mexico "could live with.”
“I think our people va ill support these decisions and we can meet the needs that are before us.”
The Bishop was especially enthusiastic in his praise of the many young people who were much in evidence a1 the conference. ‘They listened attentively; they did their homework; they studied; the> brought some proposed legislation which I think will involve our youth and challenge our adults,” he said.
Carleton termed the conference an "eventful one.” He said the conference rearranged
the priorities of the church to meet the needs of minority groups, young people and other pressing social concerns.”
He said the funding of programs designed to help black Methodists was kept within the regular channels of the church using established boards and agencies — and expressed gratitude for such action.
The General Conference adjourned at 6;30 p.m. Friday, when it was verified that a
quorum was no longer pi’psent. Delegates had been in session for five days and many had been beaten down.
A great deal of proposed legislation was left unfinished and referred to the 1972 General Conference scheduled for Atlanta. Ga.
Among the controversial items which never reached the floor were several involving proposed modifications to the church’s nile on civil disobedience and
Not Be Delayed By 13's Trouble
Deborah New, left, daughter of Mr. and Mrs G. T New of Abilene, regards the proceedings during the Friday night performances of the Hardin - Simmons University Rodeo wilh an air of amusement as does ber cousin, Johnny Mack New, center. But Stuart Bee New, right, is laking bis popcorn seriously. Stuart l^ee and Johnny Mack are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. J. V. New of Abilene. See story Pg.
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Once-Calm Senate Race Fast Becoming Regular Slugfest
By GAR IB JONES Associated Press Writer
With. a bare week of cam paignmg left until election day, both Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate pulled out all stops again Friday in efforts lo gain a last minute advantage with voters.
“My opponent continues to falsify about the record to the people of Texas,” Sen. Ralph Yarborough, D-Tex., said in Pal
las in rebuttal to Lloyd Bent sens charges that Yarborough is using federally-paid workers In his campaign. “He continues his attempts to mislead the people of Texas.”
Perhaps we should lesfve ii to the voters on May 2 to determine whose campaign has been waged in accordance with decency, honesty and fair play,” Bentsen said in a telegram to
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Yarborough, released bv his Austin headquarters.
“You have repeatedly assail ed me as an insurance promo ter bent on defrauding policy holders, as a lax dodger, as a war monger and a war prof iteer, each of which is an unmitigated falsehood,” Bentsen said
“You have used federally-paid employes as campaign workers in Texas in your behalf, which is a blatantly unethical practice heretofore avoided by members of the Senate seeking re-election in this state .you have told audiences that I introduced a hill in Congress to establish a segregated system of veterans hospitals...This is either a deliberate falsehood or the figment of your imagination...every issue I have raised in this campaign pertains to your semce aud your voting record I shall continue to conduct this type of
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WASHINGTON i \Pi A stray piece of wire insulation or a bit of aluminum may have caused the explosion that imperiled the Apollo 13 astronauts Rut the spacemen ■said Friday they wouldn’t hesitate to fly the moonship again.
Dr. Rocco A Petrone, \pollo program director, told newsmen after a Senate Hearing a1 which iwo of the astronauts appeared that we greatly suspect energy sources inside "
"We can't rule out an outside source,” Petrone said, and add ed “Wire insulation can be an energy source. Aluminum wire can be an energy source ” James A T/ivell .lr , and Jack I. Swigen Jr., who .splashed down a week ago after a hat-rowing six days in space, were given repeated applause by the standing-room crowd that jammed the space comm due hearing.
Fred Vt Haise lr , the third astronaut, remained in Houston where he is recovering from a urinary tract infection suffered on thp flight Swigert. asked if he felt thp astronauts had been pin to un necessary risks, replied “I probably had the shortest tour on record as a flight crew member”—referring to the fad he replaced astronaut Thomas K Mattingly II only 48 hours be fore the flight.
"I never felt any reluctance to go.” he said. "I never felt there was anv unnecessary risk .at all
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (WMthtr Map, U C)
ARILENE AND VICINITY (40-fnli* radius) — Mostly cloudy Saturday and Saturday night, with scattered thunder storms Saturday afternoon. Partly cloudy and warmer Sunday. High Saturday In th* low 70s, low Saturday night In th* low 60s. high Sunday near 80 Southerly winds, 5 mph to 15 mph. Probability of rain Saturday, AO per cent.
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High and low tame data latf yaar: Ti and 53
Sunset last night: 7:15; swirls* today: 5:59; sunset tonight; 7:15.
Barometer reading at IO p.m. 2* Humidity at IO p rn 84 per cent.
lf von ask mp. would I go back and fly the command module again. I would have no hesita
tion at all ”
Dr Thomas O. Paine, the space agency administrator, said telemetry dala from the spacecraft’at the time of the ex plosion "will permit a precise and early identification” of Ihe causes of the failure.
‘ The oxygen thermos flask believed to be involved is a rcla tivply simple component and corrective action should not prove to be a major task,” he said
"lf this turns out lo be the case,” he said, "We should be able lo proceed with Apollo
14 and subsequent Flights” on schedule. Apollo 14 is being pre pared for October launch.
But whether that flight goes as scheduled to ihe moon's Lit trow nm or ma kps another fry for Fra Mauro in the highlands has not been decided.
“This hilly region remains a
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the right lo dissent bom the law. Others left a1 anding involved resolutions concerning the war in Vietnam, conscientious objection 10 military service and others.
After a four hour-debate tho conference voted: $2 million annually lo be placed at the disposal of the church’* “Com mission on Religion and Race” to support self-determination of minority people; $4 million annually for thp benefit of black colleges related to the Board of Education; $500,000 for
scholarships for minority groups; $10 million for higher education loan funds, recom mending that all boards and agencies make available to the Board of Education not less than IO per cent of invested reserves for this purpose.
It was estimated that there Is in excess of $100 million in reserves and in vestments for ail of the agencies of the ll million member* denomination.
The historic action was made in response to a dramatic presentation earlier in the week by Black Methodists for Church Renewal
The funds voted End av for 1971 and 1972. The 1972 General Conference will review the needs and programs.
Dr Charles Lutnck, .Amarillo district superintendent, praised the idea of putting the church’s invested money to work.
"The whole of this action wa1* to pare and take up the slack in terms of loose money,” he said
A number of actions were taken to give youth a greater share of lesponsibihties at all levels of 1 hp church
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Fighting Off Women Isn't Always Just Fun and Games
CH IGA GO 1 Ari A 42-year-old bachelor who says bp wants to remain one has filed suit for an injunction to halt the advances of a "pugnacious widow” who he claims is trying to force bim to
In his Circuit Court suit, filed Thursday, Henry Fokt, who operates a travel agency from his home, charges Josephine Baczyk, about 37. frequently used violence in her attempts to "snare” him As an example, the suit states Mrs Baczyk went to Fokt’s home on or about July 14 and made advances to Fokt.
When the plaintiff rejected her advances,” thp sui! alleges, “she broke each and every dish in his pantry and thrpw him on the floor, leaving his kitchen in a shambles.”
And at least a hundred times, Fokt complained. Mrs Baczyk stood in front of his home-office yelling at him because be had “rejected her violent, amorous attentions ’
The plaintiff fears this pugnacious widow and honestly believe? she will do as she has told bim carry out threats to kill or injure him for life,” Ihe suit states.
Abilene, Area Plays Win
One-act play casts from Abd lone, Snyder, Roscoe and Haw-lay High Schools won first place iii regional Interscholastic league contests Friday night.
Abilene High was awarded first place Friday night for their performance of “Merton of the Movies,” directed bv Barney Hammond, in Odessa.
In Lubbock. Roscoe High took first place in the Region T, Class A contest with 1 heir play “Alice In Wonderland.”
In Stephenville, winner of the Region ll R contest was Haw ley High with “Will O’ The Wisp”, competing against six other schools .
George Berry, AHS junior who portrays the title role of Merton, was chosen "Best Actor,” Berry also took I bat honor in district compel ition Three AHS cast members, Debbie Ates, Denise Bendy and Mark Smith, were named to the All - Star cast.
The win by Abilene with the George Kaufman March Connelly comedy abonl the trials of a stage-struck youth marks the third appearance in three years af the regional conlesl They will travel to Austin May 9 and IO to try for a state win.
The AHS cast was also comprised of Debbie Kersey,
Dear Abbie: Can Males Attend Teas?
KINGTON (API — Abbie in of the Chicago 7 was away at the White House when he tried to attend a tea with rock singer Slick.
f m a n. dressed in ht” clothes and his hair short, both amused and ed well-dressed women g a tea for Finch College ie given by Tri cia Nixon, course, he’s not a Finch i,w Tricia commented. had been, we would have him.”
Slick, of the rock group, son Airplane,” also de-to enter when Hoffman, she called her bodyguard, fused admittance. re not going to let one of ?t ladies of the New Na-> in there unescorted?”
Hoffman quipped at the gate.
‘I always have somebody with me—especially at the White House,” said Miss Slick, who said she needed a guard because of threats against her life.
Mary Beth Busby, Miss Slick’s former roommate at Finch and in charge of reservations for the tea, told the couple tint one man among 350 women would be out of pin ce and that Hoffman could not enter.
Hoffman draped the flag of his New Nation political movement—a marijuana leaf on a black field—over the White House fence and shouted over his shoulder: “We’re coming back July 4 with 100,000 people,” Indicating future demonstrations plans.
Hoffman was one of the
much-publicized defendants in the trial at Chicago of seven demonstrators in the 19t>8 Democratic National Convention disorders.
Secret Service personnel, getting wold of Hoffman's presence at the gate, kept the tea guests waiting on the sidewalk in a steady rain while each was checked through the gate.
A White House spokesman * said Miss Slick would have been admitted without Hoffman, but “Nobody needs a bodyguard in the White House.”
“They lose a lot of guests In there,” Hoffman commented.
“Hey, Dick, ain’t you a* shamed of what you done,” Hoffman shouted through the fence. “You should be ashamed of yourself Nixon.”
Presider! Nixon already had left the White House for his weekend retreat at Camp David in Maryland.
The W’hjte House said Miss Slick had been invited as a Finch alumna.
Miss Slick said she spent one year at Finch, a college in New York City from which the President's daughter was graduated, “and that was enough.” “Because it was silly,” she explained. “You don’t really learn anything there. It’s just ‘a place to keep chicks until they get married.”
While Hoffman was rather conservatively dressed in a green suit, white shirt and neatly knotted tie, Miss Slick wore a knit see-through blouse under a leather jacket, a midi length full skirt and boots.
William Raach, Steve Jenkis, nanny Williams, David Williams and Mark Smith. Crew members were Joyce Pillans, Robert Worn mack, Gary Stevenson and Linda Balranum.
Roscoe students chosen for the regional Ali-Star cast included Denise Schneider and Way
Ihe Snyder play, “Elizabeth the Queen,” was directed by Jerry Worsham and won its first place on Thursday in Odessa.
Joe Wilson was chosen “Best Actor” and Kalhie Martin won “Rest Actress” honors. Pam Hartsfield, Gary Terrell and Brad Maule were chosen for All - Star Cast.
The Snyder Black and Gold Rand, directed by Don Firing, was awarded its 16th sweep stakes awards in 17 years, Thursday in Midland compert lion.
NO TEA FOR THESE TWO Singer Grace Slick and Yippie Abbie Hoffman
Ranger Given Hospital Loan
RANGER (RNSi Sen John Tower and Rep. Om?Cr Burleson have announced that the Dept. Health. Education and Welfare has approved a Public Facilities Loan of $425,000 to the flanger Hospital District for construction of af proposed new 38 - bed hospital for the district
The announcement was made Friday.
Earlier this week the 91 st District Court denied a motion bv a local group seeking to have the recent hospital district election set aside as invalid, claiming that the voting was restricted to property holders, and that therefore denied voting rights were denied to some people.
The hospital is estimated to cost $900,000. -