Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1970, Abilene, Texas
OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD .EXACTLY AS IT. YEAR, NO. 57 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 12, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Aiiociottd Pact Signed By in NOT NERVOUS OVER NEUVE GAS at the small town of Waxnaw south of Charlotte to watch the passing of one of two trains carrying Army nerve gas to Sunny Point, N.C., near Cape Fear to be. hauled to sea and dumped. (AP Wirepholo) Guns Traced to Red Instructor SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Two of three guns smuggled Into a courtroom and .used in last Friday's Shootout that killed, a judge and three others were purchased in 1968 and 1959 by -Angela Davis, Communist university inslructor, the San Francisco Examiner says. Miss Davis, who says her po- litical views led to her dis- charge as a philosophy teacher at the University of California at Los Angeles, was not avail- able for comment on the news- paper's copyright: 'story pub- lished Tuesday. Ed -a.' Pulitzer Prizes-winning reporter, said in his story that Jonathan Jackson, J7, who carried the guns into the Can Rafael courtroom, had served recently as a bodyguard for Miss Davis, 26. Jackson and two of three con- victs to whom he gave arms in the escape attempt were killed as they tried to drive away in a van. Inside the van, Superior Court Judge Harold J. Haley, one of five hostages, was shot to death. An automatic carbine and a Browing .380 caliber automatic pisol found inside the van were traced by serial numbers. The (AP Wlrnbolo) ANGELA. DAVIS ousted UCLA teacher Examiner said the .name of Angela Davis was recorded for purchase of the pistol Jan. 12, at the Brass Rail in.Los Angeles, and for the purchase of the carbine April 7, 1969, at Western Surplus in Los Angeles. Joe O'Connor, manager of the Brass Rail, said Miss Davis pur- chased a .360 automatic Brown- Airline Pays Off On Bomb Threat SEATTLE (AP) Western Airlines officials "said a plane carrying 118 passengers .and a crew'of seven landed safely at Seatlle-Tacoma International Akport Tuesday night after the airline paid cash in re- sponse lo a telephone bomb threat. Howard Clifford, public rela- tions spokesman for the airline, said Western officials in An- chorage, Alaska, received the call after Flight 722 left Anchor- age for Seattle. "A bank messenger maiie the payment on an Anchorage Clifford said. He said he did not know whether the messenger delivered the money to an individual or left it for a later pickup. First reports from officials of the airline and the Federal Aviation Administration indicat- ed that the caller demanded the money as his price for.telling the airline how to keep a bomb aboard from going off. No bomb was found when the plane, a Boeing 720, landed, 'offi- cials said. The FBI is investi- gating. The plane circled the Seattle airport for nearly an hour be- yond its scheduled landing time. Ah FAA spokesman at the air- port tower said the airliner crew spent most of the time dis- cussing the situation with com- pany officials on the Western radio frequency. The airliner landed In an out- of-the-way area, where emer? gency crews were standing by. Passengers and crewmen were taken from the landing area by bus wilh no incidents, Clifford said. ing pislofat the store in 1968. An executive .of .the Western Sur- plus'shop refused comment. A Los Angeles Police Depart- ment spokesman said it was' be- lieved Miss Davis bought the pistol tr.Ere, but gave no details. At the tune the guns were purchased Miss' Davis was teaching at' Ihe University of California in Sari Diego. Marin County Dist. Ally. Brucc B. Bales refused to talk with neramen about the Exam- iner He is heading the investigation of the Shootout; At a.news gia Joha- Iran's mother, said: "I don't think Angela Davis would give a 17-year-old a gun. I don't have any idea where he got the guns." Jackson's brother, George, 28, is one ol three Negro convicts accused of killing a white guard at Soledad Stale Prison Jan. 16, three days after a guard shot three Hack inmates during a fight in a prison yard. Miss Davis has been active on a committee seeking funds for the defense of the Soledad con- victs, now at San Quentin prison awaiting trial next month in San Francisco. Last month a judge turned down her request lo be appoint- Market Opens On Indecisive Note NEW YORK (AP) The stock market opened on an un- decisive note today. Stock prices were narrowly .mixed in moderate trading; ed as an investigator lo aid the defense, and she also was re- fused permission to visit George Jackson at San Quentin. NEWS INDEX Amusemenls 8A Bridge............ HA. Classified 7-1 IB Comics.................. 53 Editorials............... 6B 'Horoscope 1 4A Hospilal Poticnls 8A Obituaries' 3A Sports............ IO-12A To Your Good Health------1 3 A TV Log .......I... 12B TV-Scout 12B Women's News........ 3B Chancellor Wiliy Brandt of West Germany and Premier Alexci N. Kosygin today signed a nonaggression treaty, the keystone to Bonn's efforts lo Improve relations with Eastern Europe. Foreigni.iMinislers Andrei A. Gromyko and Walter Schcel of West Germany added their sig- natures to the documents, which they had initialed last week. Most of the 11-man polilburo of the Soviet Communist parly attended the brief ceremony in the Kremlin's Catherine- Hall. They party General' Secretary Leonid I. Brezhnev. The signing came after .Brandt .and. Kosygin had con- ferred for more than two hours. German sources said Brandt also is expected to meet with Brezhnev. A few minutes before the sign- ing, West German and Soviet dignitaries filed into the ornate, silk-walled reception room, shook hands and sal down at a large conference table. The four signatories ex- changed the treaty documents as Urey penned their names, then stood up and mingled with a large group of spectators ring- ing the table. Television cameras zeroed In on the; Kremlin leaders.smiling and chatting with the. German visitors. The ceremony, tele- vised across the Soviet Union, lasted barely five minutes. A commentator'-said the trea- ty "undoubtedly will bear a pos- itive'influence not only'ori the situation in Europe, but will also of peace in the whole world." West German spokesman Con- rad Aiders 'fold- newsmen Bellinger School Tax Raised by 30 Cents (HNS) The Bellinger Independent School Board adopted a budget for 1370-71 of and raised the lax rate from to which includes 50 cents 'debt retirement for 5100 valuation. The lax raise gives the school district a projected increase of over the present tax rate. The total budget'compares with the 1969-70 budget which was Out of 1969-70 budget went for salaries. In the present budget, salaries will total Administration was in 1969-70 and will be in- struction was and will be transportation, to operating, lo maintenance to Brandt and Kosygin had a "use- ful conversation In a business and friendly atmosphere." Ahlcrs said the talks covered International and bilateral prob- lems. Kosygin discussed exten- sively Soviet: interest. in, techni- cal and economic cooperation with Western Europe. Ahlers added that Kosygin .stressed that should ask' who gels more out of this treaty. It should be considered that everybody Is benefiting." Kosygin also stressed that the treaty was in no way a'Soviet attempt to drawn Bonn but of Its alliance with the West, but rath- er an attempt to "do everything lo lessen tension and bring to a solution questions left over from World War Ahlers said. The official Soviet news agen- cy Tass hailed "the importance of the commitments of both sides" and the "spirit' of real- ism" that brought West Ger- many to the treaty table. It called It a "milestone in' Eu- rope's postwar "The treaty affects cardinal Issues of European the agency said In a commentary that appeared 'lo' reflect top Kremlin thinking. "The most important of them Is recognition of the immutability of the present European frontiers, the realities which emerged as a re- sult of World War U, and post- war developments. "The two1 sides regard as in- violable the frontiers: of all slates In Europe, including .the Odef-Nelsse line which Is the western frontier .between1 West Germany, and East Germany." Tass went on lo say that the treaty -up prospects of extending mutually advanta- gcous economic, scientific, tech- nical and cultural cooperation between the Soviet Union and West Germany." WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT Of COMMIRCI WEATHER IUREAU (Weilter MM IA) ABILENE AND. VICINITY ratf'ius) Fair and warm Wedrascay and Wedneidir nlshl. Partly cloudy and winner Thursday. High. Wediuiday allcrnxHl around Low WedlWKlay ntohl 70. Htoh on Tlmnday In WLWJ. High and (or ending 1 a.m.: and 67. High wme dala last year: 10S and 77. Sunstt p.m.; lunrlw today: 7 a.rr..; sunift) lonWll: p.m. NEED CASH? Look around ihe house and garage for those items that you no longer use. Sell them in the Family Week-Ender FRI.-SAT.-SUN. 3 Lines 3 Days No E.V.skwi or Redied i! Thii Bile Approximately.- 15 Average Word] No Phone Orderi Plcaie Only '00 5Oc Each Additional Line CASH IN ADVANCE YOU SAVE ABILENE REPQRTER.NEWS DEADLINE THURS. 3 P.M. of Columbus Ship Reported Found Near Haiti MIAMI (AP) Two experts in marine archeology will travel to Haiti this weekend to help a group of business- men seek evidence that the San- ta Maria, long-lost flagship of Christopher Columbus, has been found. The explorers and business- men, led by Fred Dickson of West Palm Beach, say they be- lieve a coral-encrusted wreck in about 15 feet of water off Cap Haitian ori Haiti's north coast is the Santa Maria. "We are. now 95 per cent sure we have found the Santa Ma- said Herman W. Kitchen, codiseoverer of the wreck. Items removed from a wrecked ship at Ihe site have been dated Convicts Aid 6-Year-Old Hemophiliac Wlrrphstj] CHRIS HEGANO as human as outsiders NEW YORK (AP) Chris Rcgano, a 6-year-old hemophi- liac, has 126 more pints of blood waiting for him, a gift of life from a group of convicts at Wallkill Stale Prison who read of his need. "We gave the b'ood because we cared about Chris one of the blood drive organi- zers wrote in the prison newspa- per. "Just as we care about our own kids." The men, serving sentences for crimes ranging from theft to homicide, have never met Chris. But they read that he needs t least two pints a slay alive. A hemophiliac has a tendency to uncontrollable bleeding. So the men organized the drive. Jlsgr. Robert Moore, a prison chaplain, commented: "The men make .regular donations lo the Red Cross. But for Chris the response was tnrrific. About 50 more men than usual contribut- ed." A mobile unit went lo the pris- on 73 miles north of New York Cily lo. collect the blood. Chih was playing whiffle ball "at his home in Queens Tuesday when informed of Ihe donation, The bright-eyed boy said, sim- ply, "Thank you." "We had no idea that Ihese prisoners had done such a won- dertul said his father, Richard. "We're going to write and thank them immediately. And we hope that perhaps we can lake Chrissie up to the pris- 'on so that he can thank the men face to face." Chris- rriolhcr noted he had also been getting blood from some Queens policemen who do- nate on a continuing basis. Said Mrs. Regano, "I guess where a child is involved, hearts just open up, whatever type of per- son it is." The prison newspaper writer observed: "To me Ihis giving of the blood means that (he men here at Wallkill are sensitive, warm- hearted and just as human as their counterparts in lhat jungle calledVths free world.1' by scienlific techniques and ap- parenlly are from the Columbus era, the team reported. The Santa Maria, one of three ships lhat carried Columbus lo'1 his discovery of the New World, ran aground and was abandoned at Christmas 1492. More artifacts will be sought by the two experts. Dr. John Hall of the University of Mianii, an assistant professor of art and archeology who specializes In underwater archeology; will be visiting the site (or a second time. Dr. Raymond MeAlister, prifessor of oceanography at Florida Atlantic University in Raton, will accompany him. "It looks as if we now have a Spanish wreck of approximately the correct time period approxi- mately where Columbus log says it had been Hall said. "The Sixth Italian Sextuple! Dies ROME (AP) The last of Ihe sextuplca born last week (o Mrs. Loredana Luzzitclli Pet- rone has died. Home University's obstetrics clinic said a-girl .who was Ihe last survivor of the three boys and three girls born to Mrs. Pet- rone died Tuesday from a car- dio-circulatory collapse. Mrs. Petrone, 35, had taken a fertility drug. She has had no other children In her 11 years of marriage. wood and so far tested out approximately in the lime period .'we're concerned he said. "We'll try lo get just as many artifacts as we can that can.be given absolute dating. Then, we'll let the data be checked by certain historians who are sup- posed to know a great deal about ship construction of Ihe fleet, among other Hall explained. 16 Killed In Taiwan Crash TAIPEI, Formosa. (AP) Sixteen persons were believed killed today when a China Air- lines plane crashed on a moun- tainside hzlf a mile from Presi- dent Chiang Kai-shek's resi- dence. Chiang was away on va- cation. The Japanese-built plane, car- rying 26 passengers and a crew of five, crashed In heavy rain and fog .while approaching Taip- ei on a'flight from Ihe eastern resort cily of Hualien. Fifteen persons were laken lo hospitals, officials said... The airline said- five foreign- ers were aboard: four Japanese and D.N. Shroff, whose national- ity was not known. Shroff was among Ihe survivors. The plane broke in two when It plunged Into a bamboo grove near the lop of Yuan mountain. Police rescued several persons before two explosions ripped through the front section and Lg- nlled Uw tall half. By ELLIE RUCXER City Explains Cost On Building Q. Tbe new bus transfer terminal it N. 2nd and Cedar cost It.ls a very Email building. What Is the square footage? Doesn't tbls make It the most expensive city facility on square foot cost basis, and what Is the explanation? A. Asst. Cily Manager John Hatche! admits the building cost more than .they anticipated and said the City staff has re-figured and just doesn't know why it cost so much. The building contains square feet and cost which Is about per square foot, the highest cost per square foot for any city building. The balance of the was spent on demolition of the, old City Hall, site preparation, construction and paving of parking areas and driveways, landscaping and Interior furnishings. Jerry Smith, director of-Public Works, said rising building costs, a S-by-40-foot roof overhang on each side of the building, and the new building code which caused a change In building design. from exposed metal beams -to fire-proof laminated wood, are part of the reason the cost was so high. Q. Perhaps you could (ell me somtofie who would like Hi kive' eoplei' of Mine eld magazines. I hive biek tones of Readers Digest, The Better Monies 'ud Gardens all la good cflodlUea, IM] hate throw them U anyoie would like to hive them. .A. All three hospitals would like to have your magazines for .their waiting rooms and for their patients to rcad.'Also the nursing and convalescent homes would, love lo have them, as long as Ihey're in fairly good condition. Q, I WMM like to know H the girls la Junior high school will be allowed to wear Ihe mldl or the mail this school year? Will tbe dress code be changed? A.. The dress code has been liberalized some this year; girls are allowed.to wear sandals, socks aren't mandatory and pant dresses are allowed. As far as the maxi or midi dress, (he School Board didn't give a Hat yes or no, but said as long as your apparel doesn't cause a disturbance when you walk into.the classroom Ihen you're okay. Q. About your question, why do some people sleep with I heir heads Co the north? My daddy helped settle this country. He always slept with his bead north, toward the north star BO he wonld brow where he was tbe next Burning There were no'compasses In (hose days and on a cloudy moral rig It was difficult to (ell directions by the sun. Now my secretary says her daddy slept with his head to Ihe east, so that he would wake up facing Ihe rising sun. No particular he Just wanted to.. A. Thai's a pretty good reason. A Yoga fan said to sleep with the feet to the south anil head to the north, parallel lo and not across Ihe magnetic force lines of the earth, results in a better night's rest But we're' stubborn (and loo tired to re-arrange the furniture) so will continue to sleep heads west! Anyway, physicians say to sleep however.you want. Q. We're sending you some eld coins and weild like to know U they are worth anything, If they aren't worth anything, or If they are, we wonld like to have them hack. A. Your 23 pennies and one' nickel have been returned with'a list of their value. We'll pass along some information given us by numismatist Louise Wishcamper, who appraised your coins. A coin's value is determined by it's mintage (quantity minted that its condition and the demand for it. She said the two most -valuable Lincoln head pennies are the 1914 D. arid the 1909 S VDB, so keep your eyes open for those, and be sure to keep your IMS steel penny, it's definitely a collector's item. As of today. Action Line is going out of the coin evaluation business, we suggest you purchase "A Guidebook of-.U.S. Coins" and have the Joy of evaluating them for yourself, and eliminate ihe risk of losing your coins In the mail, AddreM qwttfMK Acttn Lhe, Box AMteae, Texw 7fM4. Names will Mt be Bed Nt qiestlMf Hnfhe i mmben K ptMlble.