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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO-FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 90TH YEAR, NO. 50 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 5, 1970 PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Associated Preu (IP) Minnesota Fire Takes 11 Lives NOt-A A-BOMB Survivors' walk past one of the few buildings still standing two days alter Hiroshima was wiped .out when the first atomic bomb was dropped on that city Aug. 6, 1945. For a picture and story on the rebuilt city and its those of to Page 7-A. (AP Wirephoto) Shock Fades, Smiles Return By BLUE RUCKER Insurance Required But Not Compelled 9. What Is the slate law regarding drivers having public liability Insurance? A. All drivers are required to have it if they drive on public streets or highways. We're not compelled to have it in order to drive or. to get a driver's license, but if an accident'occurs that involves or more In damage or if injury occurs, then you must prove you have liability insurance. If you don't you must comply with certain safety responsibility requirements. There are several methods of doing this. If, after a certain period of time, you haven't complied with these, your license will be suspended and registration of all cars in your possession will be suspended (the tags will be Q. I'm a volleyball "nut" and Jor months I have tried to obtain a subscription to a magazine strictly about the marvelous sport of volleyball. I would appreciate it very much If, you could help find at least'one magazine lhat I could really enjoy. A. The Reference Staff at the Library came through again. They found a periodical about domestic and foreign volleyball Ihal contains technical articles, results of competitions, and .a schedule of future events. It's a quarterly, cost is per year. We're not in the magazine subscription business, but maybe recommending just one won't hurl. For a subscription write to: International Volleyball Review, Box 5H, Encino, California. We're also sending you the name of a Canadian publication that might interest you. Q. Could you give' me some Informa- tion about the opening of a branch of Connally Tech In Sweetwater? I'm In- terested In the opening dale and courses offered. Perhaps you ceuld print an address where I might writs. A. Classes start Sept. 1. Enrollment dale Is Aug. 31. The following courses are offered full-lime: Air Conditioning Refrigeration Mechanic, Auto Body Repairman, Building Construction Craftsman, Dental Assistant, Badio and TV Servicing, Technical Communication and Welding. Most of these courses are also offered in evening classes. For more information write Texas State Technical Institute in Swcelwaler. Q. We're growing watermelons Ii the back yard for (be first time and I'd like lo bow it determine when they're ripe. OM friend says a sure-lire test Is to lay a broom straw lengthwise aid If It turns hMlzoalally, It's ripe. He swears by it, bnl I'm not so sure. Any suggestions? A. we suggest you save, your broom straws for. sweeping .up watermelon seeds. The owner of a local produce a melon Is ripe if it has a glossy sheen, if it sounds solid when thumped, if you scrape it with your fingernail and the skin comes off easily, and If there's.a crackling sound when you push your thumb against it. If it's off the vino, a ripe melon will look, at the stem end, as if it was separated cleanly from the vine. Address questions (o Action Lite, Box It, Abilene, Texas 7KM. Names will Mt be Bsed bat qitestlMS must be slgved awl addresses Please laclode (ttepbooe Mmten If AHANSAS PASS, Tex. The Rod Cross and the Army came to Aransas Pass Tuesday and somehow, amidst the nibble of their city, people found some- thing to smile about again. Children who huddled in ter- ror and darkness as Hurricane Celia screamed outside only 24 hours before ale fried chicken arid barbecue and drank glass after glass of milk. The Red Cross and the U.S. guns and dish- ing put to bandage the wounds left by Celia, and '.Aransas Pass began to come back lo life. For the thirsty, the Army and the Red, Cross had .water, ft came in tank trucks and gaso- line cans and canteens. It even came in beer kegs, compliments of a San Antonio brewer. For the hungry there was Related stories, Pg. C-A food. Tons of it, trucked in and bought from local stores which stood in darkness and nibble. Chicken came from a man who had 300 on hand and frozen when the electricity went out. A brown tent was thrown up on a pat-king lot and soldiers in sweat-streaked fatigues started dishing out the chow." "Lcche said a brown-skinned little girl, and her mother again filled, a- cup with milk, hauled from 100 miles away.-. A line of five brothers'' and sisters, each with a half gallon of milk lucked under one arm laughed happily as they walked away. Two Texas. Highway pa- trolmen, in neatly pressed gray uniforms and cowboy hats went Visit to Blockstone Turf Turned Down WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. John L. McCIellan has refused the request of two black minis- ters, to take his subcommittee lo Chicago to investigate the Black T. Stone Nation, a street gang also known as the Blackstones. "Why do I want to and risk my McCIellan asked Tuesday. "I don't want to get shot at. I don't go out into a jungle jusl for the sake of ap- peasing someone like you." The Rev. John Barber asked the Arkansas Democrat the subcommittee's bombing and terrorism investigation to the Blackstones' sprawl- ing, poverty-shrouded neighbor- hood which, the minister said, the gang has In a stranglehold. Barber (old the subcommittee that when the leader of Ihe street gang defied the subcom- mittee two years ago during a probe of a federal grant given the Blackstones, "He be- came a hero lo me." Bui no longer, Barber added. "I know more about the Black- stone Nation now." Jeff Fort, the gang's second in command, walked oul of a sub- committee hearing in July 1968 and was cited for contempt of Congress. Barber, a lop aide in the Rev. Jesse Jackson's Operalion Breadbasket, and Ihe Rev. Cur- lis E. Burrell, pastor of the Woodlawn Mennonile Church and chairman of.the Kenwood- Oakland Community Organiza- tion appeared before the subcommittee at the invita- tion of Sen. Charles H. Percy, R-ni. They said (hey have been shot Burrell's church and home have been bombed and set afire and Burrel! has had lo close Ihe KOCO office since he fired Iwo gang leaders from the organiza- tion's payroll a month ago. .Police and city officials are powerless against the gang, the ministers said, because resi- dents of the area are so numbed by fear they will not sign com- plainls or testify against any of its members. "We want a full-scale investi- gation by this don't Irusl anything where they get all their guns and dope, who finances theni, their connection with (he Ma- Barber said. Said McCIellan: "I tell you I'm not. coming. It isn't safe. You said so yourself.'.' "Are you saying the Black P. Slone Nation is more powerful than the United Stales govern- Barber asked. "I don't know. From what you say it appears they Mc- CIellan replied. lo the back of the tent.. They returned momenls later to their r.ar, grinning sheepishly and each carrying a half-gallon of milk. One dairy trucked in half-pints of milk H was gobbled up within hours. War many, chased from their homes by Celia and trapped in a town with no stores open for business, the Army chow line w.ss just the path lo food. For others, it was a real pic- .TNC. "A lot of these people don't eat this good in normal said one man, who insisted heat- edly that his name not be used. Long lines appeared almost like magic when the water wag- ons rolled in. Housewives brought kegs and coolers and empty coffee pots to fill for use at home. One man brought a scoured 20-gallon gar- bage can. All were filled to brimming, but the line grew longer until liie water ran out. Ambulances organized by the Red Cross hauled the injured to hospitals, some of them miles away. Schools and other: build- ings became shelters for the homeless, and whole families slept on blankets in hallways and offices. The city's shock began lo fade and the smiles that Celia blew away reappeared. Aransas Pass began climbing upward from a long, long fall. NEWSINDEX Amusements 6A Bridge 8A Classified 6-10B Comics 5B Editorials 4B Horoscope 5A Hospital Patients 4A Obituaries 3A Sports 10-12A To Your Good Health 5A TV Log 8A TV Scout..............8A Women's News........2.3B .MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) Eleven men, most of them elderly, died in a blaze that swept a three-story building in downtown Minneapolis early to- day. Four persons were hospi- talized in critical condition. Fire officials said nine others by climbing down a rope strung out from a win- dow on .the top floor. The blaze apparently started in a wooden outside stairway on the back, firemen said. The cause was not immediately known. The interior of the sec- ond and third floors were de- stroyed but the firsl floor svas less severely damaged. A .preliminary loss eslimale was pul at by Lee J. Schoephoersler, Fire Depart- ment supervisor of Invesliga- lions. Larry Langsdorf, 46, who oc- .cupied a third-floor room, was asleep when the fire broke out. "I awoke and smelled lie said. "So I opened the door and I could hardly see 1he corridor light, it was so black." He said he knew he'd never make it down the stairs, so he kicked his way into a_ vacant room1 next door and found a coiled-up rope at the window. He kicked oul a window, threw out the rope and slid down the rough, brick facing of the building, his hands smarting with burns as he landed on the sidewalk while fire engines wailed to the scene. The building housed three businesses on the first floor and had 33 units of rooms and apart- ments on the second and third floor. Located in the 200 block of East Hennepih Avenue, it was nbl far from1 the Mississippi River, in a section of small busi- nesses and rooming houses. Police said some of the vic- tims were still alive when they were carried from Ihe building. Officer William McFee said he called for an ambulance and then began lo give them moulh- to-mouth artificial respiration. Robert Hnskins, who was at a nearby gas station, said He and a friend saw flames leaping up the back porch, which had a stairway for emergencies. After HOUSTON (AP) Widely known defense lawyer Percy Foreman said Tuesday Presi- dent Nixon should be censured by Ihe American Bar Associa- tion for his remarks about Charles Manson. However, the president-elect of Ihe ABA, Houston lawyer Leon Jaworski, said that if the jury was he didn't see how Ihe President's state- ments could prevent Hanson from getting a fair trial. Manson is accused in the murder of actress Sharon Tate arid others. William F. Walsh, dean of the new National College for Dis- Iricl Attorneys at the University of Houston, said Nixon's re- marks could have "bizarre con- Walsh said if there is a con- viction, a reversal and a new trial, Uie case could end up in federal court. Foreman said Ihe President violated the ABA'S code of ethics for commenting on a trial in progress. He said, (here phonlng the Fire Department, Haskins and .his companion went to the apartment, banged on apartment doors and wal.'s and yelled, "I was sound rclalcd Van Kinsolylng, 55, a railroad man. "Some fellow knocked on my door !ind yelled, 'Fire.' I jumped up and saw flames In back. So I ran from my second- floor room to Ihe third floor and yelled, I couldn't go any further titan the stairway. So I went out the said Klnsolving, wearing, a sinearcd T-shirt and wo'r kpants "This is all 1 gol away and a pair of summer shoes. "Some of those old pensioners we knew for 20 years. I'd worked with 'cm on the rail- road. The best old pensioners you've ever he said of the victims. Malt Luoma, 65-year-old re- tired laborer, was sleeping in a back room and said he was awakened by noise and saw flames claping outside his win- dow. Nixon Panel Doubts Pornography Effect WASHINGTON (AP) The President's Commission on Por- nography lias readied the Icnla- Live conclusion that obscenity does not cause sex crimes or comipl youngsters' morals. Discounting two overriding fears of effects of (lie current wave of sexual freedom in films, books and magazines, the first draft prepared by the com- mission staff says: "There is no evidence to sug- gest that exposure (of young- sters) lo pornography lias a det- rimental impact upon moral character, scxum mentation or attitudes." And: "Research indicates that erot- ic materials do nol contribute to the development of character defects, nor operate as a signifi- cant factor in antisocial behav- ior or in crime. In sum, there is no evidence that exposure to pornography operates as a cause of misconduct in either youths or adulls." The commission's report Is not to be released until late this month, but most of (he first draft has been leaked to a House subcommittee that is trying lo whip up hearings lo challenge the findings next week. Other major findings in more than 300 pages of the report ob- tained by Tim Associated Press subject to revision or dele- tion from the final report: as well as men are "highly aroused" by stag films and erotic pictures. Tests often showed that women who did not think they were aroused actual- ly were. conservatives are not as easily aroused by porno- graphy as liberals. the arousal and in some cases increased sexual ac- tivity in the 24 hours after seeing highly erotic material, basic altitudes and sexual pat- terns do not change, general, 90 per cent of couples aged 20 to 25 were ar- oused by erotic. films in three studies, wlu'le between 30 and 60 per cent of persons 40 lo 50 years of age were aroused by the same films. WEATHER U.S, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weather mnpf 'A} ABILENE AND .VICINITY ladtusl Partly ckxrfy and hot today Ihrouch Thursdiy. High bath days near 100, low In upper 7Cs. Wlr.di southerly 10- 15 m p.h. Hfgh and low lor 24-hours ending M 9 a.m.: 95 and 75. and low fw same perkxl fait Year; 94 arrf 7i, Sumel rail nltfit: p m.; lorfay: a.m.; sw.scl lonfghtj p.m. Daughter's Memory Lives Through Japanese Church Foreman Says Nixon Should Be Censured was also Presidential violation of the constitutional concept of separation of power. "For here comes a man in an executive position, a favor- ite son of California, powerful politically, and goes absolutely contrary lo our concepts of jus- tice through remarks that could prove incalculable Foreman said. Walsh said the ABA prohibits lawyers involved in cases from commenting on those cases but said he knows of no prohibition against someone who happens to be a lawyer not involved in the case from "shooting off his mouth." Market Prices Open Higher NEW YORK (AP) Stock market prices opened higher to- day in moderate trading. Advances held a sizable mar- gin over losers on the New York Slock Exchange. By STF.HUNG TUCKER Reporter-News Staff Wrlicr The Melissa L a m b d i n Memorial Church of the Nazarene stands in Chiba City, Japan. II was built by two Abilcnians and is dedicated lo Iheir little.Japanese girl. James C. Lambdin svas in the Air Force and stationed at Johnson Air Force Base, Japan, in 1058. He and his wife Avaleen met, fell in love wilh and adopted Melissa and her older brother Bruce. Melissa and Bruce did not have a happy beginning. They were from a broken marriage and the Lambdins adopted them after the children became homeless. Melissa was only Iwo months old at the time. A few years after the adoption, the Lambdins relumed to the United States. While they were at San Anlonio, Melissa developed asthma. When they moved lo Abilene her condition worsened and Ihe doctors advised lhal she be hospitalized in Albuquerque, N.M. After a lengthy and heart- breaking illness, Melissa died of arlhma in pn Albuniierque hospital in February 1966. She years old. The Lambdins, didn't forget Melissa or the place of her birth. After her death they started working with the Church of the Nazarene to build a memorial to Melissa in Chiba City. A special fund of the church bought the land where the Memorial Church stands and the Lambdins paid for all the construction of the buildings. The Rev. Mori, who al the time was chaplain of the Japan Christian Junior College of Chiba City, helped them with the planning and details. Rev. Mor 1 is now pastor of the Melissa Memorial Church. The Lambdins recently returned from a visit to Chiba City and Tokyo. While they were in Chiba City, they vlslled their- Melissa Lambdin Memorial Church. "My wife and 1 were very pleased to see the church in Chiba City and we are gratified to know lhat we have some small part in bringing Christ fo tlie people of said Lambdin. Lambdin is retired from Ihe Air Force now and lives wilh his wife and Melissa's brother Bruce, now 14, al 1738 Delwood in Abilene. Mrs. Lambdin Is a Texas native while Lambdin is from Oklahoma. Lambdin leaches at Abilene High School and Mrs. Lambdin is a speech therapist employed by Abilene Public Schools. Tlie family attends the First Church of the Nazarene. Aside from his teaching profession, Lambdin has other rusinpss interests in Abilene, including a partnership in a local cnr dealership. MELISSA SSA AND MEMORIAL CHURCH; AblknJanj visit to her-place birth' P: ;