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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 29, 1970, Abilene, Texas Mm "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Aunciatcd Press DAiLY-20c SUNDAY BALANCING ACT Mrs. Scplt Morrison looks as il she's hovering in the air above her cap- sized scailboat, but she is actually trying lo right the craft by balancing on a lieam protrud- ing from the boat. That's her husband in the water at the bow trying also 1o get Ihe craft upright. The scene was near Toms River, N.J. (AP Wirephoto) Abibne, Area Part Of Weather Warning Abilene felt the outer fringes of a thunderstorm carrying hail as rain began lo fall gently Wednesday morning around according lo the weather- man. The storm moving east and southeast of Abilene, unloaded .50-inch of rain at Winters in a matter of minutes around 9 a.m. and was last reported headed for Cross Plains. A severe thunderstorm watch was posted lortay for wide areas of North Central, Northwest and Southwest Texas including Abi- lene. The Weather Bureau said the storms packed possible hail and damaging winds. The watch area includes Hay- lor, Borden, Callahan, Collie, Dickens Fisher, Foard, llardc- msn, ll'askell, Howard, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Mitchell, No- lan, Scurry, Shackelford, Slono- wall, Taylor, Throckmorlon, Vi'il- bsrger. Archer, Brown, Clay, Comanche, Easllaml, Eralh, Jack, Palo Pinto, Parker, Steph- ens, Wichita, Wise, Young, Coke, Coleman, Condio, Glasscock, Irion Kimblc, JlcCullouch, Mcna'rd, Midland, Reagan, Run- nels, Schleichner, Sterling, and Tom Green counties. The greatest threat of violent WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE E5S4 WEATHER BUREAU iWealhcr map, pg. 12A) ABILENE AND VICINITY radius) ClCLrfy lo parlly cJe-'dv Icjif, tcnioht and Thursday posvblc Ihuiidcrslormi bolh days. Possibility cf ra'n cenl Ihrwxih Thu.-wJA'r, linked warm Tuesday turning cooler Th'.rsdny. Mis'! Wednesday S3. I iw Wednesday 70. ioulheriy winds 5-10 High a-.d fcr 24-hoors e.-.dirg il 1 e.ni.: 86 and 70. High and for the Hme dalo 74 aid S'.niel last nigM: pm.; iLnnse today: am.; p-jrstl weather lay and 70 miles cilhcr side o[ a line from 3D miles southwest of San Angclo lo Wichita Falls. Tlic forecast fur Abilene and area is a 50 per cent i-hnnce of rain Wednesday through Thursday. The weatherman explained that the percentage chance was the general average over a 40- mile radius. While it might, not rain at all in one spot, it would not he uncommon for another area lo be drenched, with each place having a 50 per cent chance of gelling rain. Dust blew1 in parts of West Texas and oppressive humidily enfolded most oilier sections of stale today. Stiff south winds fanned most areas as a weak and inactive cool front si retched from the northeast corner of Ilic Panhan- dle Inward El Paso. Gusls clocked unofficially up to 60 miles per hour raised clouds of diisl around Midland, at limes dropping visibility to near zero. At the same time, a light driz- 7.1e dampened the ForL Worth area. During Ihe night heavy thun- derstorms laced with hail up to golf ball size kicked up across North Central Texas, with some of Ihe larger hailstones pelting Mineral Wells. No serious dam- age was reported. Unseasonable heat sent the mercury scooting up Tuesday aflernoon lo 101 degrees al ralo on the Mexican border. Top marks al other points ranged from 77 al Maria up. Forecasts promised a little cooling for parts of the Panhan- dle and the west side of (he stale. Only minor changes were expected elsewhere. Idealistic Frogman Unable To Free Penned Porpoise BIMLVr, Bahamas (AP) Ric O'Fcldman spent a night's work under water culling through a fence lo free a cap- tive dolphin. The dolphin wouldn't go. and O'Ficldman landed in jail. Today, he was scheduled lo appear before a juflge !o explain why he considered himself a solf-appoinled savior of the por- poise. O'Feldman, who once trained dolphins for Ihe "Flipper" tele- vision show, was arrested Fri- day by Bahamian aulhorilics and charged with trespassing on property belonging to the I.cr- ner Marine Laboratoiy. O'Feldman said he had spent the previous niphl using wire- cullers lo snip away 60 feel of underwater fence, then Iriod lo persuade a dolphin named Char- lie Brown, being used for ma- rine research, to make a holt for freedom. The dolphin wouldn't budge. At sunup, O'Feldman said, he marched up lo the door of labo- ratory director Robert Malhow- son lo report what he had done. M a I h c w s o n called police, O'Fcldman was hustled off lo Jail, and Ihc fence was repaired. "I wanlcd to draw people's at- lention to Ihe pligW of the dol- the 31-year-old trainer paid. "All animals kepi in cap- tivity, away from companion- ship of ihcir own nil suffer." O'Fcldman was offered a chance lo plead guilty to Ihe trespassing charge, pay a fine ami be deported hack lo the United Slalcs. He declined. The Bahamian government then pro- vided him with a lawyer. Martha Spector, a friend of O'Feldman's in Miami, said he has kepi a notebook on each dol- phin he (rained. She said she has seen notations daling back lo which describe O'Feldman's revulsion "for making these intelligent crea- tures jump through hoops like circus dogs." The long-haired trainer com- pared the mammal's pens lo ghettos and said: "All forms (if life arc parlial manifestations of and should be treated as trees, every- thing." The fomier Nnvy frogman, al- IhoiiBh admitting some dolphins can slay heallhy for years in captivily, said fie felt all should be free to roam the oceans of the world. U.S. Backs Viet Cambodia Drive By RUCKER and BETTY GRISSOM Arc Bad Streets Discrimination? Q. dii most iif the unpavcd streets and streets in need of repair happen to he In the scclions nf the city with the largest concentration of Negro, Mexican American and low Income families? Surely this Isn't discrimination on the part of our City Council? I'.S. If you do not answer this 1 will understand. I rcallw lhat you must use the space to answer questions of meaningful social significance such as "How do you kill and "How old Is Johnny A. If a street isn't paved, it's generally because the residents haven't requested il. Any area in any neighborhood can have paved streets if 50 per cent of the citizens sign a petition requesting paving and will pay 37 per cent of Hie paving cosls. City Manager Clifton says last year the Carver area brought in more petitions and more paving was done in lhat area than in any other part of town. He. says there's just no way lo satisfactorily repair gravel streets, but all paved streets are continually main- lained and if you have a complaint about a paved slreel, call the Street Depl., they'd like lo know ahout il. P.S. We received Uvo other questions from you, but will not answer Ihem as WE feel ccrlain you wouldn't want us to use up space on such trivial questions. Touche. Q. Why can't Abilene Public Schools have Indoor swimming pools for our competitive swimmers? A. That most famous reason of Ihcni no money. Alhletic Director Chuck Moscr agrees there's a need for indoor pools in the high schools and it so happens lhat a Citi- zens Committee studying school needs right now is seriously considering indoor pools for Ihe high schools, so il's a possibility. Until the pools become a reality the varsity swim- ming teams will continue lo use the YMCA pool, as they have for the last six years. Q. I live in Baird and wonder how I could conlai'l a disabled American Veterans Service Officer. A. If you want an application or just information, contact C. 0. Flcmming in Baird at he works part-time so may be hard lo catch. For a more compli- calcd mailer yon could wrile lo: National DAY Service Officer, 1400 N. Valley Mills Dr., Waco, Texas. Q. In regard lo a qucsllnn In Action I.Inn about protective devices thai women can carry In thrlr nursrs. You can purchase a Shriek Alarm lhal's four Inches high and looks like a perfume cartridge from Sunset House, 1-H Sunset nntlcllng, ncvrrly HllLs, Calif. 90213. II makes a noise II times louder than a human shriek and costs plus 39 cents postage. A. Thanks for your info, we've had lots of calls from helpful readers. One real simple suggestion is lo keep a whislle in your purse, you can gel Ihcm al an alhlclic, supply store. Or a wailing device lhat can be heard for blocks can be purchased from. Brcck's of Boston, 300 fireck BIdg., Boston, Mass. 02210 for about ?I. You might tell your neighbors your siren, whistle or alarm and tell Ihcm lo come a-mnnin' when they hear il. Address questions (o Action Lino, Bov 38, Ahllcne, Texas 7SH4. Names will nol be used hut questions mus( he signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbers If possible. By GKOUttK KSI'EP. Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) The South Vietnamese government an- nounced thousands of its troops with U.S. combat support launched a new operation inside Cambodia today. A communique of the Defense Ministry did not make clear what il meant by combat sup- port ol American forces. It said that in Ihe operation Sonili Vietnam's joint general staff "has requested and has got the support of American forces in combat support, logistics as- sistance anrt medical evacua- tion, etc." The U.S. Command here and the While House and Slate parlmeni in Washington de- clined lo comment. The South Vietnamese C'om- munique said Ihe forces would pull oiil of Cambodia as soon as Iheii- mission was completed. The Defense .Ministry said Ihe operation was launched "with a view lo neutralize Ihe North Vietnamese Communists' scheme of using the Cambodian (errilory as operation bases lo infiltrate, shell and attack Ihe terrilory of the Republic of Viet- nam." 'Hie opcralion is cenlercd in an area inside Cambodia shown on military maps as the "Far- mi's west and northwest of Saigon. The" communique gave no de- tails of the opening stage of the Bunker Said Planning Slay In Vietnam WASHINGTON' (AP) A Stale Department .spokesman said Tuesday he hns received no indications thai U.S. Ambassa- dor Ellsworth Bunker wauls lo leave his posl in South Vietnam or that (here are any plans to replace him. Press officer Carl Barlch said Hunker is coming here fnr con- sultations but plans lo return to Saigon on May IB. Hcporls from Saigon said lhat Bunker was cxpeclrd lo ask President Nixon to replace him by August, lie has served in Vietnam since I9G7. While he is in this country, Bunker will be awarded the 13th annual Sylvanus Thayer award on May 8 al Ihe U.S. military academy at West Point. The award is given eacli year to an American citizen whose service best exemplifies the motto of (he U.S. mililary acad- Honor and Coun- Irv." offensive, though newsmen along Ihe border region had re- cently observed a massive buildup of South Vietnamese troops and armored personnel carriers operating out of Tay Minli City, 50 miles northwest of Saigon. Tlic Cambodian opcra- lion is centered southwest of Tay Ninli City. l! iras t lie first official ac- knowledgment of armed forays into Cambodia by the Smith Vietnamese forces, although they have conducted al least half dozen others since Ihe March 18 overthrow of Ihe Cam- bodian chief of slate, Norodom Sihanouk. The communique said, "This opcralion is also a necessary measure in ihc framework the policy of the Republic of Vietnam to gradually take more of Ihc responsibility lo defend its land and lo replace Ameri- can troops by Vietnamese troops." The U.S. Command hnd no immodialo comment on the South Vietnamese announce- ment. Tlic communique did not elaborate further on American involvement. II did not say ex- actly what the U.S. linops wore doing. The U.S. Command has said thai no American forces arc authorized to cross into Cambodia for the purpose of. taking part in military opera- tions. In previous South Viet- namese Derations into Cambo- dia, American forces have given support by flying supplies as far as the border where they then have been transferred to South Vietnamese transports. American infantrymen also have acted as blocking forces just on the Soulh Vietnamese side of Ihe border in order to trap any enemy forces lhat might move back across the fronlicr while attempting to elude Soulh Vietnamese units in Ombodia. 'Copt Cook' in Motorboat Steals Show Before Queen SYDNEY, Auslralia (AP) A usurper swept in by speed- boat today and stole Ihe show ns Qiiccn Elizabeth II watched a ceremonial rc-cnaclmenl of Capl. Cook's landing at Botany .Bay 200 years ago. As Hie official Capl. Cook was niweit ashore in a longboat, the pirate speedboat whipped across tlin bay in front of the royal party and another Cook in 18lli cenliiry costume leaped onto the rock on which the origi- nal captain is believed lo have landed. White spectators cheered, he. waved a huge Union Jack and doffed his feathered cap in a pantomime bow. The dicers turned to laughler as (he ixilice, separated by 25 yards of water frnin the rock, ordered him to leave. "Get your feet Ihc crowd chanted to Ihe police. Hut as they started lo wade in, the uninvited impersonator jumped back inlo his boat and sped away, pursued by a police launch. The police said later they liad arrcslcd the man, bnl his idonli- ly was not. immediately re- vealed. Olherwise the show 10 miles south of Sydney went a hitch. Every detail hail been re- searched during two years of planning for the 25-imnule cere- mony. A few 20lli century touches were added, however. The canoes used by aborigines were fiberglass covered with three bark. And Ihe 20 aborigines Ink- ing part wore a bit more than llreir ancestors did. To protect aborigines "fish- ing" in the bay, a dead stingray coaled with shark renellanl was Vcpl on Ihe line. Frogmen also patrolled [or sharks. The queen, Prince. 1'hilip and Princess Aune had a ringside view from Ihe royal yachl Bri- tannia. Thousands ignored Uie organizers' advice thai viewing would be bctlcr on television and jammed the shores. Hun- dreds camped out overnight. Meanwhile, hundreds o[ thou- sands of holidaycrs traveled into the festively decorated City Center area along Sydney Ha- bor to lake up the best, spots for a halt-hour fireworks display aHer dark. never seen anything lik' this crowd 1 don" think Australia said, weary traffic cop. Mother Convicted Of Feeding Girl LSD NEED CASH? look around )he house and garage for those ilems thai you no longer use. Sell ihcm in the Family Week-Encler FRI.-SAT.-SUN. 3 Lines 3 Days No or Rrtund II Till RlK AppioxTmalely 15 Averaga No Phone Order] Plcoio Only 00 CASH IN ADVANCE YOU SAVE Si.95 ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS DEADLINE THURS. 3 P.M. FORT LAUDERDALK, Kb. (AP) Dclores Palricia Shcid was convicted Tuesday of feed- ing her JO-year-olrt daughter LSD. I "or lhat and five other of- fenses, .Municipal Court Judge James Balsiger sentenced her lo 330 days in jail and fined her Aflcr passing sentence on one charge-contributing lo the de- pendency of a lold Mrs. Sheid: "I looked al and listened lo Ihiil 10-year-old daughter of yours, a fine young lady, and for what you almost did to her J'm hcaribrokcu lhat I" can't give you more than and 90 days. Oilier charges on which ho found her guilty were possession of narcotic paraphernalia, pos- session of marijuana, resisting arrest, assault and battery and intoxication. Airs. Shcicl's daughter, Diane, lold the court her mother had given her LSD. knew what it Diane testified. "I saw things. I went into Ihc bathroom, and the nioulhwash started melting. .Sometimes I saw faces." Diane testified she also smoked marijuana when il was being passed around the family home. The girl now is in custody of a neighbor. Mrs. Sheid, who was not rep- resenlcd by "an attorney, said, "I don'l feel I'm guilty. I ha- venl' done anything." NEMDEX Amusements 5B Brrdac................5A Classified 7-1 IB Comics AB Edilorials Horoscope 5A Hospilal Patients 12A Obituaries 2.3A Sporls..............9-11A To Your Good Health------7A TV Loti 118 Women's News 3B DOWNED BY TEAR GAS A youth staggers out of a cloud of tear gas and falls to his knees on the University of California campus in Berkeley Tuesday during a con- frontation between police and anli-HOTC demonstrators. (AP Wirephoto) ;