Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1970, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO; FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT eOTH'YEAR, NO. 49 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 4, TWENTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Associated PrtM (IP) 4 Dead, 1 Missing M t I of Celia CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. (AP) Cclia, her. fierce winds gusting .to 145 miles an hour, mauled'.this resort 'City Monday and almost destroyed several small bayside towns as it swept inland across the Texas Gull Four persons 'were killed In Corpus Christi and civil defense workers reported a fifth missing end.presumed dead al Aransas. Pass. Injuries were, impossible to determine due to in almost total blackout qf.power and communi- cations. There .were persistent reports that tip to 200 persons j-B.- were Injured in Aransas Pass and another- 200 in Corpus Chris- IL The., storm struck Corpus Christi at the height'of the vaca- tioh season. Thousands .of build- ing and car windows were blown out, and shattered glass littered .the street. Palm trees were smashed; light standards top- pled, power -lines felled, and aulos overturned. Boats were blown out of the niaruia. "It's a shamblesj" said Mayor Jack Blackmon. The communities across Ihc bay were.hurt even worse. "Ninety per cent of Ihe build- ings are said City Man- ager Gay Walker at Ararisas Pass, a town of His report was echoed from Ingleside by a municipal judge, Tro'y'Kizcr. "This place is practically wiped said Kizer. Cclia straddled Corpus Christi Bay as she roared into the coast- line in mid-afternoon, making first landfall at Aransas Pass. The brunt of the storm's fury was felt on both sides of Ihe bay. Boiling tides broke ovor Padre Island. CRUSHED A- trailer house .is' sprawled on the highway leading from Aransas Pass, a victim of the winds of -Hurricane Celia as she moved at 115-plus miles-per- hour onto land Monday Speculation Grows Israeli Shot Down Russians WASHINGTON (AP) Bits and: pieces of' evidence have convinced some U.S. sources that Soviet fliers lost an aerial battle to Israeli airmen when four .MIG21 jets were downed over the Suez Canal area last week. Neither Israel nor the United States has confirmed reports that- Russians were piloting the four warplanes. If the reports are true, it would be the first known occa- sion in which the Israeli air force, tangled directly with So- viet piloLs in combat. American sources said they understood the MTGs were flown more aggressively than has been the case when Egyptians were known lo be in the cock- pits. And they said one pilot who bailed out from his stricken MIG was shown to be a blond when his helmet fell off. Many Russians are blond. Arabs have black hair. Other reports indicate moni- tored radio conversations in Attorneys to Ask Again for Mistrial LOS ANGELES (AP) De- fense attorneys in the Sharon Tale murder (rial say they'll ask again for a mistrial today because President Nixon said defendant Charles M. Manson is "guilty, directly or indirectly, of eight murders.without reason." One of the lawyers, Paul Fitz- gerald, said' of Nixon's com- ments: "We know this is un- precedented in the history of jurisprudence. Seldom if ever has a president (aken an inter- esi in a stale murder trial." "I am shocked and bewil- Fitzgerald said. "If the President of the United Slates is going to say this, then the ball game is over." Nixon issued a statement lat- er in Washington saying that he didn't intend to speculate about Manson's guilt or "The defendants should be presumed lo be innocent at this of their he said. Nixon's original remarks, marie to newsmen at Denver, reached the courthouse at lunch Rclalcd story, Pg- IB-B recess Monday. When court re- sumed, all allorneys ap- proached the bench for a confer- ence with Superior Court Judge Charles Older. Court sources said Manson's attorney, Irving Kanarek, made a moliqn for a mistrial on the basis of prejudi- cial publicity. He was'jotned by allorneys Daye Shinn.and Ron- aid Hughes. The motion, Fitzgerald .said, later, was "denied without pre- meanin? it could be re- newed at a laler date. "The judge was said Fitzgerald, "and the judge's main concern was lo verify what Ihe President had said. The judge said he. wasn't sure that the President had said. that." He said the had no public he would rather rule on the mat- ler after studying the Presi- dent's statement. Russian came from MIGs light- ing with Israeli warplanes over Egypt last week. The U.S. officials did not say where they got their informa- tion. But obviously tiiey consid- er it accurate. The Israelis, it is believed, are likely lo avoid any public boast of victories over Russians for fear the Soviets would be slung into a bigger and more di- rect battle role. The United Stales Is anxious lo tamp down the already explo- sive" Mideast Crisis, especially since Ihere is movement toward a (nice along the Israeli-Egyp- tian front. Prospccls of the truce are pegged lo a U.S. cease-fire plan which prompted Israel's right- wing Gahal party to quit Prime Minister Golda Meir's coalition government early today. The walkout effectively. toppled the coalition government formed more than three years ago: Sources said they were confi- dent at least two of the MIGs in last week's battle were piloted by Russians, and possibly all four were Soviet-flown. Professionals said they would not be surprised at Russian de- feats in aerial combat with Ihe Israelis because the Israelis are battle veterans while the Soviet air force has not fought since World War II. One of the most Idling reports to reach U.S. sources described Ihe MIG. jets as accepting com- bat and hanging in, in contrast to Egyptian battle practice of firing air-to-air missiles and scooting for home base. Mart Opens With Moderate Trading NEW YORK (AP) Slock market prices opened lower, in moderately active trading. Losers on the Big Board out- numbered gainers by a wide margin. Looting started in shattered Corpus Chrisli before the winds had died down. A slender com- plement of National Guardsmen sent into the rain-drenched city was hurriedly enlarged lo a total of 200 men. .The Texas Department of Pub- lic Safety rushed 50 unils from Waco and Houston, and Mayor Blackmon declared a 24-hour. curfew. As darkness fell and the rain subsided, the city that proudly described itself as The Sparkling City by the Sea was without electricity, telephones and walcr. Hundreds of business build- ingSj including banks, stood win- dowlcss and vulnerable. Wayland Pi'lcher, Ihe city's public safety director, an- nounced Ihc deaths and said he expected more, lie said persons were slaying in 14 shel- ters established in various parts of the city. "The police just can't handle Sam Eusscr, a wholesale gasoline dealer in Corpus Chris- li, said of looting in the city. The city's police force was crippled when many of its cruis- ers were smashed by the winds and flying its com- municalions were knocked out. "I .think the city has had the worst hurricane in modern his- said Mayor Dlackmon. "We slill have no idea of Ihc casualties. .We have a closed town. We have enacted total cur- few Sen. John Tower, R-Tex., ar- rived just before the hurricane struck and later requested Pres- ident Nixon to declare the Coast- al Bend section of the Texns coast a disaster area. "I don't think I've ever seen such degaslation in an urban area since World War said the senator. "I'm amazed at so many commercial buildings downtown that were damaged." Maj. Kent Odom, regional commander of the Texas De- partment of Public Safely, said rescue unils rushed in Monday night would be augmented today with DPS helicopters and com- munications, vans. Odom said reports indicated "major destruction in Aransas Pass with many people injured. Hospitals in Aransas Pass, Robs- town and Corpus Christi were heavily damaged. Included were the U. S. Naval Hospital and the Corpus Christi Slate Hospital. LEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE. ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weatbtr mip, Pg. TA> ABILENE AND VICINITY radius) Parlly cloudy today through Wednesday with a TO-per cenl chance Icr scaltered today and Icn'rahl. Hwti for Tuesday' end Wednesday between 95-100. Lew around 74. Winds south lo soulheasl 3-13 m.o.h. High and low Icr 24-hwrs ending at 9 a.m.: 100 and 74. High and low tor same period year: 103 and 74. Sunstl fast n'-ghr: p.m., today: a.m., surucl iDfiighl: p.m. BENDS TO CELIA Shingles on this house and the trees .atound it were bending to the force of Ihe winds ol Hurricane Celia as she slammed into the middle Texas coast Monday. (AP Wirepholo) 11 Civilians Slain On Cambodia Road ON' HIGHWAY 4, Cambodia (AP) Cambodian troops lo- dny found the bodies of 11 civil- ians gunned down by the Viet Cong on Highway 4, some'50 miles southwest, of Phnom Penh. One_ body .was believed lo... be" affijiropean. Four of the bodies were found beside- the road and seven de- composed corpses were in three taxis. Five other abandoned ve- hides were found along Ihe road: another taxi, Iwo wrecked trucks, one motorized pedicab and a bus. A number of persons appar- ently escaped or wore carried off by the attackers. The bus, for example, may have had as many as 50 people aboard. Two taxis were hit by rockets and the sides were blown in. The other two laxis bore no visi- ble marks. It appeared that the Viet Cong had opened the doors or shot through open windows at close range to kill the occu- pants. One of the bodies was much larger and lighter skinned than the others, indicating that it was that of a Kuropean. Cambodian troops said the man was French, but his face was not re- cognizable. There were no signs of shoot- ing aboard the bus, but scat- tered clothing and belongings indicated that the occupants made a hasty exit. Bags ol fruit were dropped and purses were spilled open. Snapshots lay scat- about, including pictures of a couple in wedding clothes. One Cambodian soldier sot up a small basket of plastic roses near-the bus in memory of the victims. Later another picked it up.and slung it over his rifle barrel. -.t.- The troops foiirfJ the bodies today when they reopened the road which had been closed by the Viet Cong since Saturday. The trucks apparently were shot at while traveling at high speed. Both swerved off the road and crashed into a ilitch. One was loaded with crates of beer, and Ihe passing troops helped themselves. 9 Are Arrested In Drug Raid Nine people were arrested in Abilene early Tuesday morning on suspicion of possession of narcotic paraphernalia and possession of dangerous drugs. Five officers of the Special Services division of the Abilene police made the arrest. The Abilene police were the only law officers involved in the incident. Some of the people arrested' were not residents of Abilene. Charges against those arrest- ed will be filed sometime Tuesday, according to Lt. Bill Davis of the Abilene Police Department. The amount o( drugs seized was not Immediately known. Senate Panel Finds Cereal Breakfast Has Its Champions WASHINGTON (AP) The dry-cereal industry defended its product before a Senate sub- committee today and said an earlier witness who testified ce- reals have almost no nutritional value didn't know what he was talking about. "Brcafkasl cereals are good declared Dr. Frederick J. Stare, a Harvard nutrition professor and syndicated news- paper columnist who testified nn behalf of Kellogg Co. and Na- tional Biscuit Co. "A breakfast of cereal and said Stare, "any kind of milk, along with some fruit, a couple of pieces of toast, some polyunsaturated margarine, a little jelly of jam, is just as nu- tritious as a bacon-and-cgg breakfast with fniil, toast and something to put on the toasl." Stare, one of four induslry witnesses to appear before the Senate consumer subcommittee, said in prepared testimony that he had been shocked lo read of a report given the panel last week by Robert Choate, a Wash- ington citizen lobbyist who has spent the past Ihrce years studying national food policy. Choale said most cereals on the market offered only empty calories snd presented a chart ranking 60 dry cereals. He said his studies showed only the top nine "nutritionally merito- rious." The includ- ing such old slandbys as Whea-. lies, Checrios and top brands of shredded he ranked least beneficial, most costly and most heavily advertised on chil- dren's television. Stare called Choatc's chart meaningless and presented one of his own .which he also promptly labeled meaningless. Amusements 8A Business Notes 5B Bridge 2B Clossified 7-IOB Comics 6B Editorial: 4B Horoscope 7A Hospital Patitnts 3A Obiluoriei 2A Sports '9-1 1 A Ticket Stubs 8A .To Your Good Health 6A TV Log 28 TV 28 Women's News 38 He urged the subcommittee chaired by Sen. Frank Moss, D- Utah, to disregard it, too, "It is Slare said.of Choale's chart, "because It ignores Ihe way 95 per cent of breakfast cereals are con- sumed, that is, with milk. It is meaningless because it ignores a basic contribution of any ce- real, energy value or calories. It is meaningless because it ig- .nores the concept of the protein quality of the combination of ce- real and milk, which is the way breakfast cereals are con- sumed." Slare and J. P. MacFarland, chairman of the board of Gener- al Mills, Inc.. look issue with Choate's charges that the Indus- try, through massive advertis- ing of low-nutritional products, is educating American children away from nutrition. "Historically, our efforts have been designed to persuade con- sumers lo eat a nourishing breakfast Including said MacFarland. he said, "were never intended lo be, nor are they promoted as, a 'complete meal'." .By BLUE RUCKER Attitude's Criterion For Hot Line Helper Q. How would i person go about to work en (he Hot Line? What lype ol experience or'training Is required? A. Call liob Douglas al 673-6497. .Your experience or previous training isn't as important as your attitude. They're looking for people who arc sympathetic, under- standing, non judgmental someone who will try lo rclale to young people, is open minded and a good listener. They don't want people who will judge or sermonize, but will listen, suggest and refer. Douglas said they desperately need volunteers. Q. Do Ablene Police and Ihe Dept. of Public Safety have a ticket quota? By the way, I think they do an excellent Job. A. No, Ihe Police Dept. follows a uniform enforcement policy. If a person Is slopped for speeding he will receive a citation or warning depending on how many miles over the speed limit he's traveling. We couldn't find out just how many miles over; they're not telling. Sgl. Cockcrell of DPS says, emphatically, they do not have quotas. He says there's no such.things as ticketing a person only if he's traveling a certain number of miles over the speed limit. As far as the DPS Is concerned a ticket is given whenever-a person commits a substantial violation of the the officer is certain the speed limit was exceeded. Q. This has been bugging me (or three days. What's Ihe name of Ihe hook by Ayn Rand that Howard Roark, Ihe architect was In? A. Howard Roark was one of the principal, characters In The Fountainhead. Ayn Rand said she wrote "The Fountainhead" for what she considers the ideal reader a per- son with a rational and independent mind. She said The Fountainhead was the prelude lo her next book, Atlas Shrugged'. In case you're an Ayn Rand (an, her other books are We, the Living (which she considers her autobiography, not lilcrally, but in Uie intellectual Anthem and For the New Intellectual. Q. T (nought (he West Texas Rehabilitation Center treated patients without charge, what Is this "Statement of Services Rendered" (hat many people have been receiving from them? A. It's a statement that Informs the patient of the cost of his treatment. If the center were to charge each patient, Uie amount on that statement would be the amount he would be required lo pay. Center director Shelley Smith said, "Patients who are capable of meeting the amount of these statements are encouraged lo do so, but no patient has, or ever will he, denied service at the center due lo financial circumstances." Since Jan. I, 1070 Ihcre has been a fee for ccrlain diagnostic evaluations such as hearing, psychological and language testing. Address qaestiMti AetlM Low, AblltM, Texat 7MM. Names will Mt be red tat qwstfeM met be and frvep. PfeMe BUBben a riii" 11.