Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 30, 1970, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAR, NO. 316 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 30, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Press lOc 20c SUNDAY GONE THE WIND A 55-foot house trailer, located about 5 miles southwest of. Abilene on U.S. Highway 277, was hit by tor- nadic winds early Thursday. The two-bedroom home was unoccupied. According to estimates the (railer was a total loss. (Staff Pholo) Hy JIM DONOVAN Hcporlcr-News Staff Writer Wcallicr violence didn't miss Abilene itnd area Kist iiiglil as driving winds and rain c.fuscd diimagc destruction at numerous poinls. Sonic live miles southwest ot Abilene on U.S. Highway 277, a 55-foot trailer home was turned over on ils side. Tlie, two- bcclroom trailer, which was unoccupied ai the time, was completely dcslroyetl, according In .Mrs. Hi.lph Tar p I c y for the trailer's owner, Don Darby of Abilene. Further to Ihc northwest on Farm Road 707, three miles south of Tvc three utility lines By ELL1E IUJCKEK and BETTY GRISSOM What.is a Day's Cost ot Hendrick? Q. How much rtocs it tost Henitrlck Memorial Hospital 1o operate, for one day? How ollen arc they audlled and hy whom? A. It costs for the hospital to operate each day, says an official. Tlie hos- pital has a comprehensive audit annually by Condley, Morphew and Company, Certified Tublic Accountants. This audit is at the direction of the Board of Trustees anil the report is submitted to them. A thorough annual audit is also done by the Medicare Program, he says, Q. On several occasions I liavc noticed people stacking tralfic up In the down- town area In order to malic a left hand turn In the middle of Hie block to reach (he drive In tellers of the hank. Isn't It unlawful to cross two lanes of traffic going In the opposite direction In the center of (lie block? A No it isn't if its done in a safe manner and without an accident, says the police chief. Q I liavc Rotten my birth certificate. Now I am wondering It H Is valid. If not, what procedure should be taken? I'or the name, It has "unnamed" and It also has a slight error In (he date of the montlt. A An amendment form can be obtained at the County Judge's office in Hie court- house. Mail this form and to the Ucpt. of Vital Statistics in Austin. If the birth is re- corded (here, a copy of Ihe amended birth certificate will be mailed to you. If not, write to the county clerk where you were torn. If it is recorded there, the clerk will send an amended copy for ?1. Q Can you tell me If Helen Wagner on "As (he 'World Turns" Is a Luhhock, Tcvas doctor's daughter (Dr. Did she sing on the Lubbock radio In Ihe i930's and did she marry one of the Wapgoncr hoys of Hie famous ranch In Vci-non, Texas? I believe my ilauglitcr sang a few limes with her. A Miss Wagner, who plays Nancy Hughes on the daytime serial, "As the World is from Lubbock. Her father and mother (now deceased) were Dr. and Mrs. Charles J. Wagner; he was a pioneer doctor in Lubbock. Helen Wagner earned degrees in dramatics and music, hut our sources arc not aware of her ever singing in LnbbocK in the 1930's. There is no conneclion between her family and the ranching family- Helen is married to pvduccr Bobcrt Willcy but uses her maiden name in her car- eer She and her husband live in Plcasanl- ville New York, and visit Lublxick on oc- casion where she is well known by Ihc older members of the community who knew her as a child. Q. Is II permissible lo bury a family pel, say a dog, In one's own hack yard? It so, how deep should It be buried? A. Yes, 11 is permissible, as (here isn't a city ordinance concerning this. We checked with the owner of the Pet Haven Cemetery here and their graves are dug two feet deep but a casket is always used. If a container Isn't used it should be deeper to keep other animals from uncovering it, he says. Address questions lo Acllnn Line, Itnx 30, Abilene, Texas 79GOI. Names will nDl be used hut questions must be signed and addresses given, rieasc Include telephone numbers If possible. Much GOP Heat Generated Over Local Chairmanship ROV A. JONES II Tlcporter-Ncws Staff Thanks lo a couple of letlers which local Republicans have been receiving in the. mails Ihe pnst few days enough heal lias been generated in Saturday's first primary (hat officials are looking for what could ba a record vole. The in-fighting that lias marked the. precinct conventions for the past few years is still present, and now the race for county chairman has laken Or a new intensity. INCUMBENT Dr. Clyde Mor- gan is being opposed by Dr. Rod Cannedy for Ihc top county spor, and it is a lelter sent out by sup- porters of Dr. Morgan which has generated the most heal. The leller, which came will] a return address of "Stand Up for Texas" Cummillcc, P. 0. Box 3155, Abilene, slates, in part: "Under his (Dr. Morgan's) leadership, Senator John Tower carried Taylor County by a record vole of 61.3 per cenl in 1D6G, and President Nixon carried Taylor County by a record margin in 1MB." Tlie leller contains Uia signa- tures of George A. Hughes Jr., Kd Templclon Mrs. E. H. Andrews. Mis. Leroy Jennings Jr., and Dr. L. G. Jlardwicke. Supporters of Dr. Cannedy have laken issue wilh the letter, claiming Dial Dr. Morgan is trying lo take all the credit for Senator Tower can-ying Taylor Couny. H was afler seeing a copy of Ihe "Morgan leller" thai jack McGlolhlin of 16 Ninth Hole issued the following statement Wednesday: "As John Tower's campaign manager, I would like to state that the record vote in 1966 was due to Taylor County people who gave hold their lime and money for Ihe campaign. As Tower's manager, I am in a position lo know who contributed. The Taylor County R e p u b- lican chairman (Dr. Morgan) did not, in any shape, form or fashion, help in lliis campaign." Mrs. McGlolhlin, former president of Ihe Republican Womans Club, added "I'm tired of him (Dr. Morgan) lakirg credit for Hiat 1966 campaign whan it was (he voters and manager that did it." Commenting on the "Morgan Dr. Cannedy said, "My conversation wilh R number of local people indicates that thai turnout was due to Ihe combined cffore of a number of concerned pwple who were working out- side the parly structure because Ihcy couldn't get enlre lo Ihe official party structure at the time." John Matthews, coordinator for Dr. Cannedy, said he feels "that this leller slates an entirely false premise. have worked in every campaign since be added, "and since 1965 (when Dr. Morgan became county chairman) when (his group took over direction of the local party, lo my know- ledge, they have not helped in the goncral campaign lo any extent either with workers or financially." OF THE LETTER, Dr. Morgan said only (hat "several friends got II out." Asked for comment Ed Templeton said, "I didn't write it. I just signed it." For any comment, he suggested that the reporter "call Ihc pei-Kon who originated il. .Dr. Morgan." Tcmplcton said he signed Hie letlor "in support of our present county chairman anil his administration." Mary Doss of Abilene, a dis- trict commitleewoman, said "it has always been a precedent that people holding office do nut tnke side until after the but commented Ihnl Dr. Morgan "laid the ground- work for that (Tower) campaign in 1966." Tlie "Morgan letter" wenl on to say: "Dr. Morgan's effective- ness and the respect he has commanded from his fellow workers arc rt'flccled by his being re-elected twice, by being named delegate to the National Convention, and by resolutions passed by the executive com- mittee and by precinct and I'ounly cnnveiilions commending him for his tireless and unrelenting efforts and for Hie diligent t fair, responsible and efficienl manner in which lie has conducted his office." THIS, TOO lias disturbed some local Republicans, and Ilicy put out a letler of their own Wednesday: "We, Itio il begins, "want lo urge Republican Primary Volers lo change (he Taylor Counly Republican Party Leadership in 1970." It then says that since wlieti "present leadership1' took over: Republican primary vote has declined from 1.4G7 in 19i2 and to 528 in 1066 and 627 in I960." current county re-Rime has sent only tolal, lo slnle headquarters since 1965. (The stale mmla for mir country for I9G8 alone was "Present leaders served as delegate nntl alternate lo the National Convention in 1368, bill refused lo support Presidnl Nixon, and would not vote for Src LOCAL GOP, Pg. 2A More Than 50 Hurt In Ohio State Riot COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) An acrid residue ot tear gas hung over the Ohio Stale University campus today as students went to class in the aftermath of Ihe worst disturbance in the school's history. National Guardsmen had moved onto the campus at mid- night lo restore order after 12 hours of sporadic clashes be- tween police and students. More than 50 persons wore Jn- jured, including 28 policemen. Seven students suffered minor gunshot wounds. Gov. James A. Rhodes called National Guardsmen lo deal with the trouble, but only 200 aclually went to the campus. They were on patrol duty on the campus perimeter. Police and highway patrolmen patrolled Ihe campus. Oilier guardsmen were quartered al the Ohio Fairgrounds a few blocks away. All classes were open today and Ihe campus quiet was in contrast to Ihc unruly crowds late Wednesday. Kennedy Troubles Mount Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's claim that a wrong turn led to his car's plunge from a narrow bridge on Cliappaquiddick Island lias been disputed by an inquest judge, who said the senator was negligent in the accident which killed Mary Jo Kopechne. Sec Pg. 1-D. A possibility remains that further criminal aclion might result from Kennedy's wreck. Sec Pg. 4-A. Pledging lo keep Ihc school open, University President Nov- ice Fawcelt declared: "I will have no iiesisl-nncy in summon- ing and retaining sufficient se- curity forces to preserve or- der." Spokesmen al University and Grant hospitals said three of shot were hospitalized. Five of those wounded by gun- fire weic students. Most of the other injured suf- Jcred cuts and bruises, and some were treated for the ef- fects of tear gas. By dawn, police said, 2Jfi per- sons had been arrested includ- ing one young man accused of sniping. Police charged Ignado Cruse Cbregnn, 23, who lived in Ihc university area, with assault, with a deadly weapon. They al- leged lie shot at a highway p.i- trnl helicopter and a policeman Vr'iih a 7mm rifle. The violence apparently was triggered by Ihe arrest of a stu- dent leader after a group of youths scl up a barricade al a campus entrance. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSH WEATHER BUREAU (Wdalhrr Map, P9. Ifl A) ABILEME AWD VICINITY (WrniK Clear lo parlly cloudy and coo'cr Thursday jdtrm-xin. turning clOHly Friday. Iligl Thursday 70, low it- Ai ard hfch Fr'xMy in li-e lew 70s. High and Iw 24-lw-jrs ending al J a.m.: 84 ard Sd. High arO tew (w Hi2 MTO dale lail year: J7 and Sunlel nUM: p.m.1 lunrlsa lodayi a.m.; I'jmcl Iwi.gmi Winds were snapped and hung suspended in air. Hill Archa, Ht. I, Tve, said a smaller camper he owned was turned over, causing atoul ?30Q worth ot damage to the contents. Trees and small out buildings in bis vicinity were shredded by the high winds. A small tornado apparently sliuck :il tlie Pete Wallick place two mites northwest ot Euln, destroying an 85 by 25-foot bam and uprooting a 40-year-old bois d'are Irec. The barn was a slioil distance from the Wallick home. No one was injured. Wallick ab'o reported small hail. In Abilene, the Goodyear store al tlie Weslgalc Shopping Ceuler lost a plate glass window, blown in by the winds thai raged at speeds as high as 63 m.p.h. Wind damage wns visible along U.S. Highway 277, where winds knocked trailer homes nff their mounts and ripped bill- board signs. Texas International had to reroute Iwo flights lo Dallas this morning due lo Ihe ominous weather. The 7 a.m. TI flight was cancelled and the Dallas flight to arrive at a.m. was also cancelled. TI officials, how- ever, feel sure thai flights will arrive and depart on schedule the rest of Ihc day. Air Texas had lo delay for 2Vi hours flights going lo Dallas and San Angclo-San Antonio Inis morning. The (lights resumed about a.m. Thursday. Officials cxpccl the n-caliinr nol to interfere with the rest of Ihc day's flights. Albany recorded 3.02-inches of moisture during the night, and was blasted by wind gusts (hat reached 60 m.p.h. The rain ensued the creeks to flow like rivers, according lo onn ob- server. Callahan Cnnntv wns a top county in reported rain with Putnam gelling 2.CO Thursday, and Baint 2.SI1. Clyde's two-day lolal is 2.lift. Winters in Runnels County reported a 3-inch Iwn- day total iind Dreckcuridgc tad a 2.14 Iwo-dav report. Ahilene's Weather BnrciiU hart .81, lolal Wednesday and Thursday lo bring Ihe year's lolal lo 6.85, compared to the normal lo date of 5.2D. llrjjl up lo the size of basc- bpl's bnllcrrd Ihe Haskell area. Police at Ilaskell reported win- dows were shattered in the courthouse, fire station, a school and siime homes but no major damage occurred. Word from other poinls likewise minimized the losses. Wesflicr Cancels Benfsen's Visit .Lloyd Benlsen, U.S. Senale candidate opposing incumbent Ralph Y.irboroiigh, cancelled his press conference and campaign slops in Abilene and Wichita Falls Thursday morning, according to Chuck Krwin, Benlsen's campaign manager in Abilene. lienlscn was lo meet with local supporters and press at a.m. at Abilene Municipal Airport, but had to cancel because of weather conditions between Abilene and Dallas. A front which hit Ihe Dallas area early Thursday grounded Benlscn's private plane and the a.m. Texas Inlornalional flight lo Abilene was also cancelled. One of fienlscn's aides, Dick Arlington who arrived in Abi'enc Wednesday night, said Benlsen hnri rescheduled slops in the Midland-Odessa area Thursday. Golf ball hail twice pounded Memphis ns separate lines of storms swept through that vicin- ity, and hailstones about Ihe same size polled Spar while the bits of ice ranged down lo mar- ble size al Abilene. The turbulence kepi Weather Unreaii experts busy posting one tornado or severe (liunderslorm alert after aunt her. A Iwislcr watch remained in force until 7 a.m. for mosl nt Hie Texas counties in a MO-milc wide bell centering on a line from miles norlhwoM of San Angclo to Oklahoma City. Although there were reports of rain falling up lo the rale of three indies per hour, most of the storms apparently moved along too quickly for more than sudden soakers in most places. The violent weather was asso- ciated with a cool front which stretched near dawn along a line from near Vcvnon lo just west of Abilene, on lo Kan Angclo and into the Big Bend country of far West Texas. Skies were overcast ahead of (lie (ronl and nearly clear to- ward the west. Still more thunderstorms were predicted across the northern half of the stale into lonighl and possibly Friday, while widely scattered showers were expect- ed in the soulh. Temperatures remained on the warm side over most of Texas, and Cotulla chalked up the na- tion's high of 97 degrees Wednes- day. Viets' Campaign Slashing Deeper By GEOKGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) A South Vietnamese armored task force pushed 2-1 miles into Cambodia today, occupied one lown from which Ihe Viel Cong and North Vietnamese drove the Cambo- dian army earlier this month, and si dusk was rolling into an- other. The large Vietnamese Lisk force did not fire a shot in tak- ing Cliipou and entering Pra- snul, on Highway I. But another task force thrusting in from an- other direction encountered heavy enemy resistance early this afternoon. With U.S. advisers accompa- nying them and American pianos and artillery supporting Ilicm, mere Iliaii Sonlh Vietnamese troops were pushing across a section of eastern Cam- bodia in a pincer operation lo smash North Vietnamese base camps. South Vietnamese spokesmen reported 435 Vicl Cong and North Vietnamese killed, many of them by American planes. Two American advisers were wounded, Ihe U.S. Command said. They were Hie first U.S. ground casualties reported in an offensive nperalion on Cambo- dian soil, although other Ameri- cans have been wounded in planes thai strayed across the bonier. Field reports said South Viet- namese casualties so far were 32 killed and 168 wounded, in- cluding 55 wounded, their com- mander said, when U.S. helicop- ter gunships fired by mistake on a battalion of government troops. Associated Press correspond- ent Peter Arnolt reported from Cliipou that Ihe (ask force mov- ing iiilo Prasaul expected to link up Friday morning with Cambixlian troops operating out of Svay liieng, the provincial capital. But a Cambodian gov- ernment spokesman in Phnoni Penh said the Americans and (he South Vietnamese had nol informed his government of the invasion, and Cambodian forces were taking no part in the oper- ation. lie told a questioner that since "Cambodia is n neutral coun- the Phiiom Penh govern- ment "does not approve (his of intervention by foreign forces." The decision (o move so deep inlo Cambodia was not made unlit this morning, the op- eration commander, Lt. Gen. Do Cao Tri, said. The original (artels of the invasion force were Vicl Cong and North Viet- namese bases just a few miles inside Ihc border, but Tri said lie decided lo make a major thrust along Route 1 "so Ulal we could finish the job, neat and tidy." About 40 of his M4B lanks and armored personnel carriers, loaded with a battalion ot Cam- btxlian-horn mercenaries led by U.S. Special Forces officers, and oilier battalions of Viet- namese infantry, moved off: down the blacktopped highway at noon. They had rolled through Clii- pou by p.m. Late in the aft- ernoon the task force command- er reported forward elemenls bad entered Prasaut, 24 miles from the border, and encoun- tered no resistance. NEWS INDEX Lakes Hold Amusements 9D Buiincsi Moles 12A Bridge................6A Classified............6-9D Comics............... 3D Edilon'ols..............2D Horoscope 7 A Hospital Patients 1OA Obituaries This Man's An .........9D To Your Goed Health 93 TV Ug 6C Women's WHERE IT RAINED AHILKNE Tlmrs. 2-Day. Municipal Airport .73 .84 Total for Year.......G.35 Normal for Year ....5.28 ALBANY ..............3.02 ANSON BAIRD ................2.50 RALLIN'GER..........1.38 BLACKWELL ..........DO nrtKCKENRIDGE ..1.65 2.14 CISCO ................1.20 CLYDE 2.50 COLEMAN ............1.50 EASTLAND GORGE ...............20 1.10 IIAMLIN ...............26 IIASKELL .............48 .73 HAWLEY KNOX CITY...........25 LAWN............... 1.41 MERKEL ..............70 PAINT ROCK PUTNAM .............250 RANGER .............1.10 ROSY .23 ROCHESTER ROT AN -30 RULE ...........33 1.20 STAMFORD...........25 SWEETWATER ........10 TUSCOLA ............1-02 2.02 WINTERS ............2.00 3.00 Water Supt. Dill U'ocms said Thursday morning that Abilene's three lakes will probably rise another two-tenths nf a foot from rain runoff, an addition of -100 million gallons. In the three now, Weems said, there arc 26.2 billion gallons. "We're in just as good a shape cis you'd ever want to he reported. Thai's about ,1 three-year supply of water. Abilcnians use about 4.5 billion gallons a year, but evaporation takes just about as much. Woems said Lake Fort Phantom had gained 100 million gallons since Tuesday. The lake recorded ;i half-inch of rain in 24 hours and is .6 ol a foot below spillway. It contains 21.8 billion gallons. Lake Abilene is .8 of a foot below spillway. It cliaftccl up a half-inch of rain in 24 hours and caught .1 foot of water, or 20 million gallons. H's holding 2.17 biliin'i gallons. Kivby pot Ihe most rain, .8 of an inch. It's gained .2 of a foot, cr 70 million gallons. li's .6 of n foot below tlie spillway, Jt has 2.23 billion gallons.