Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1970, Abilene, Texas
BOTH YEAR, NO. 58 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 13, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS lOl SUNDAY Associated Press A crying shame SAIGON (AP) Heavy fighl- ing in' which more than 300 North Viclnainose were report- ed 'killed loilay that the enemy is tiding lo launch an offensive against the pacifica- tion program in the populous lowlands of South Vietnam's two northernmost provinces. One battle still raged al dusk with North Vietnamese troops holei up in villages along the French Indochina war's "Street. Without Joy." Field reports said 17 South Vietnamese troops had been killed, and 44 wounded..' Among the.'dearA was Maj! Nguyen' Van Van, commander' of Fire Base O'Reilly, killed in a mortar at- tack. American planes and. hclicop- lor gunship? flew some of the heaviest strikes of the war. 'U.S. tanks from, the 5th Mech- anized Infantry Division blasted North Vietnamese forces hiding in treelines dotted by houses. At stake is the pacification op- eration which over the past year has brought security to the vil- lages in the lowlands- of Quang Tri and Thua Thieri provinces. Some of the villages were re- ported damaged, and hundreds of refugees fled as fighting broke 'out. There was no 'esti- mate of civilian casualties. The heaviest fighting broke out in a string of villages along the coastal strip French soldiers named "the Street Without Joy" in. the early 1950s because of their losses there. Intelligence officeiVsaid near- ly two balLalions of. about 700 North Vietnamese" filtered through allied defensive the foothills ''.lo the west 'and reassembled after, they reached the coastal region at points ranging from' four to1 12 miles southeast of Quang Tri City. Fighting broke out at 7 a.m. Wednesday, and military spokesmen said 220 North Viet- namese had by this evening, some of them by American helicopter gunships firing rockets and machine guns. The South Vietnamese forces also reported'capturing 20 pris- oners, one of them believed lo be a .battalion commander, 20 heavy weapons and.41 rifles.'At least 15 South Vietnamese sol- diers" were reported killed and 3 wounded, field reports said. The' coastal villages are- guarded by a chain of artillery and patrol bases in the foothills to. the west. Their mission Is to choke off the flow of enemy troops and.supplies loward the 'coast and keep large-scale fight- ing out of the villages. ACC, McM to Renew Football Battle Abilene Christian Collcgc-McMurry College football rivalry, one that ranks along the lines of the Texas-Texas battle in the Big Country, will continue without a year's in- lemiplion. The-big crosslown game will be played Monday, Nov. 30, in SholwcU Stadium with a p.m. kickoff. Because of scheduling conflicts and the .expansion of the .-VI Lone Siar Conference lo 10 teams, the longtime scries was to be cancelled until 1971. But officials of both schools met this week and agreed to play after the regular 10-gamc season schedule. be called (he Big Counlry Football Classic with MciMurry.thc home learn. ACC won lasl year's game, 30-2. "Mcilurry and Abilene Chrislian have always had a fine rivalry and it would be a shame to discontinue the series, even (or one said McMurry alhlctic director Hershcl Kimbrell. owe il lo the.people in the Big Counlry lo play. I'm glad we could work the game in as we did." Said ACC athletic director. Wally Bulllnglon, "II has been a great series with McMurry over the years. Both schools ran. into some scheduling problems, but we have checked wilh the NCAA and got the clearance for the game." Over Die years McMurry and ACC have tangled 37 limes. ACC owns the series edge, 22-15. There have been no ties. ITcM'S KIMBUELL 'owe 11 lo Ihc people1 ACC's IIULLINGTON 'great scries over the years' Nearer Suez' Banks U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE E5SA Weather Boreas (Weilher Map Pg. 2A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (iXnlle radius) Fair and hoi Thursday aflcr- rcon ar4 and Friday- Ulsri [n high 90s Thursday and Friday? Thursday night atout 75. Southerly, winds 10 ir.pn. No rnln forecast through High and low for 14-hcuri ending 9 a.m.- ?7 and 47. High and low same dale last year; IDS and 77. Sunset last, sunrise today: sunscl lonrefil, Stock Prices Open Lower NEW YORK (AP) Stocks opened lower in, moderate trad- ing today. Declines held a narrow lead over- advancing issues. By MICHAEL GROSS Associated Press Writer TEL AVIV (AP) The Israe- li state radio .claimed today that Egypt has' moved several SAM antiaircraft missile batteries to within 12 and 11) miles of the Suez Canal 'in violation of the new Middle East cease-fire. The Jerusalem Post said that .because of this Ihe government wa? considering postponing ap- poihtirient of its delegate to Ihe peace' talks that are to. open soon Jarring as the! go-between. A highly placed Egyptian offi- cial in Cairo denied the Israeli report, saying: "It's just not. true." He said'there had been some movement of .troop re- placements, which are allowed under the cease-fire'.agreement, but no reinforcements. The Israeli radio said Ihe Soviel SAM2 and SAM3 bat- teries ..were put into place north of the Cairo-Suez road and be- tween the Ismailia road and Ihe Nile deita four hours after the cease-fire went into effect at midnight last Friday. The Israeli military command refused lo comment. Bui on Wednesday U.S. officials in Washington said the American government had received the report from Israeli sources and was invcstigaling it. Some Washington sources suggested movement of the.mis- siles, closer to Ihe canal might have taken place several hours before the cease-fire .went into effect and were not noted by Is- raeli reconnaissance until later. Israel and Egypt meanwhile accused each other of a niinor cease-fire violation. command.said'the a few rifle bul- lets at an Israeli patrol along the. canal Wednesday. A spokes- man said no Israeli was wound- ed, and the fire was not re- turned. An spokesman in Cairo said.the Israelis broke the Manhunt Locates Children Asleep MIAMI (AP) Lona Collins, 11, and her B-year-old brother Roger were reported missing and an all-night search force in- cluded one helicopter, one air- plane, 35 sheriff's deputies, 10 volunteer Civil Defense radio operators and assorted police dogs. At a.m. the next day a deputy standing in the Collins' living room-turned-command post looked out of the corner of his eye and-saw Lona and Roger standing nearby. They Imd spent the night sleeping in a closet. I.ona looked al Ihe people, turned la her mother and asked, "Do we have company or am I in Mrs. Collins fainted. cease-fire Sunday by firing a few shots at a soldier standing guard.on the canal. He said the .soldier was not hurt. An Israeli spokesman denied the accusa- lion, saying, "We haven't shot even one bullet on the canal since Ihe cease-fire." An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman scored the Greek government for releasing seven Palestinian commandos from jail in exchange for 53 passen- gers aboard a hijacked Greek airliner last monlti. The seven men and a flown lo Cairo Wednesday. "Il's said an Is- raeli spokesman. He repealed his government's stand that Ihe deal to release the seven was made "under and Iho Greeks wore not "morally .bound" lo carry it out. The seven included two men convicted of machine gunning an Israeli airliner and killing one of its passengers at Ihe Ath- ens airport, two convicted of a hand grenade attack on an El Al office, resulting in the death of a Greek boy, and two men and a woman arrested as Ihcy pre- pared to hijack a Trans World Aii iiiies plane. Use of Guns in Murders Per Cent in Past 5 WASHINGTON (AP) The use of pistols, rifles and shot- guns by Americans lo kill or maim other Americans has in- creased dramatically since 1954. the Federal Bureau of investi- gation says. Two out of every three mur- der victims in 1969 were gunned down and ono out of every four assaults involved a firearm, Iho FBI reported Wednesday in crime statistics for the last cal- endar year. Murders and non-negligent manslaughters claimed a total of Ihose of 88 law enforcement officers the United Stales during 1969, a 7 nei' cent increase over calendar year 1968. Aggravated assaults, running .the gamut from non fatal shoot- Bomb Threat Plot Similar to Movie SEATTLE (AP) Federal of- ficials are investigating similar- ities between a motion picture and a bomb threat by a lele- phone caller who demanded and gol from -Western Air- lines for Information on how lo find and disarm a bomb he said was aboard a Western flight. The airline followed the call- er's instructions and had a woman bank employe leave on a street in Anchorage, Alaska, but it did not hear from the caller again. No explosives were found aboard the plane be- fore or after it landed in Seattle Tuesday night with 126 persons aboard. The FBI in Anchorage said the money, in small-denomina- tion bills, was taken from where the woman left il. The FBI said no one was in custody. FBI agents said they 'were checking: similarities between the threat phoned to the Western office in Anchorage and the plot of a 1966 movie, "Doomsday. shown recently on tele- vision in Anchorage. The call lo Western soon after its Flight 722 left Anchorage said a bomb aboard the plane had a device that would Iriggcr it when Ihe plane descended be- low feet. The televised motion picture involved an airliner en route from Los Angeles to New York airline received a.tele-, phoned' threat of an altimeter bomb. The caller in the movie demanded that money be left in a rural section of fxjs Angeles in exchange for information on the location of the bomb. The fic- tional airliner landed in Denver, which was above the altitude set to ignite Ihe explosive. The crew of Western's Boeing 720 jet was notified of the threat as the plane cruised al feel en route lo Seattle. Passen- gers were asked to look for an .important, package and helped stewardesses search the plane for some time before being told that a bomb threat had been made. The plane circled (he Seatlle airporl for about an hour while the bomb search was made. ings lo shiggings, totaled during 1969, up 8.5 per cent over 1D68. Guns were used in 65 per cent of Ihe murders and 24 per cent of Ihe aggravated assaults, the FBI said. Between 1964 and 1969, use of guns in murders went up 80 per ccnl and use of guns in assaults wenl up 143 por cent, the FBI said- There were armed rob- beries in 1969, up 14 per cent over 1D68. Two out of every Ihree victims looked into Ihe barrel of a gun as they surren- dered their money or valuables, the FBI said. All armed robbery rose 157 per cent between 1964 and 19G9. The type of firearm used in 51 per cent of lasl year's murders was a handgun or pistol, Ihe FBI said. Rifles were used in 6 per cent of Ihe murders and shotguns in 8 per cent. As Ihe rale of violnnt crimes goes per cent in I960 and 130 per cent in the lasl decade apparently, have gun sales. FBI estimates, not included in the annual report released Wednesday but quoled in the current issue of Ncwsweck Mag- azine, place Ihe number of pri- vately owned firearms at 90 mil- lion, or nearly one and one half for each of Ihe 63 million U.S. households. The lineup: 35 million rifles, 31 million shotguns and 24 mil- lion handguns. Part of tne buildup, ironically, stems from passage of the Gun Control Act of The act's ban (m importation of foreign military or nonsport firearms has resulted in a proliferation of U.S.-manufactured inexpensive, small-caliber handguns. According to., testimony .by Asst. Deputy Ally. Gen. Donald K. Sanlarelli, before Ihe Senate subcommittee on juvenile delin- quency, U.S. production of weapons jumped from in 1968 to in 1969. The inexpensive, small-cali- ber handguns arc known as "Saturday night specials." San- torclli used such a reference in commenting on Iho great in- crease in U.S. production. he told the Senate subcommittee, "it is readily ap- parent that the problem caused by these Saturday night specials hns not abated, but, in fact, has The output of Ihese handguns is expected to total 1 million during 1970, Santarelll told the subcommittee lasl year. !WS INDEX Amusements 8C Business Notes 7 A Business Outfook........6-A Bridqe 7C Clossified 4-8D Connies 3D Editorials..............2D Horoscope ]1C Hospiial Patienis 2A Obituaries .............3A Span's 3-5C Ticket Slubs........... 8C To Your Good Heollh 6A TV Log 12C TV Scout............. 12C Women's News........2-4B No Restrictions on Wearing mmuiE: Male Wigs in School Here mm Japanese' pedestrians rub their eyes'and cover their mouths "as a dense photochemical smog covered Tokyo's main street, the Ginza, re- cently. Tokyo is also a victim, of air pollution. (AP Q. Where can a male student, needing to keep his hair long during the year all Ihe lime, find a short-hair wig (o cover his long hair during Ihe school year? Is a short-hair wig for male students legally acceptable In Ihe Abilene School system? A. Finding a shorl hair man's wig shouldn't be any problem; the first four wig shops we called either had them in stock or large order soon. School Supt. Wells said he's not concerned aboul wigs, short or long haliy What's important Is lha: the student be and not disrupl Ihc classroom or cause a distraction by his personal appearance: A wig shop owner said Ihe new men's wigs look like Ihe real that it's almost impossible Ip tell you have one on, so.... Q. What wfldd happwa II the electric By BLUE HUCKER wires to a suhmcrslhle pnmp vcre cul, say by an outboard motor? Would Ihe current (ravel through the How, far? How dangerous is II? A. Normally, if it's properly designed and properly installed, the water would short Iho electricity and Ihe fuse (or circuit breaker) would blow and there would be no current flow through the water. However, if Ihc circuit is improperly fused or grounded there could be a hazard to someone, contacting the wire under water or-getting shocked if he is very close to it, says an eleclrical engineer. Q. Why doesn't someone take (he sign 'frame from atop Abilene Towers? Or pul a sign on It? Il's being emply bugs me. A. The manager of Abilene Towers said it would be quile expensive lo have a crane lake it down from the 17lh floor, so Ihey're not going lo remove it. The manager said thai eventually a sign may be put up, but it costs to put it up there, so they are in no big hurry. Q. I'm working on a research paper this summer and need the annual rain- fall for Abilene and surrounding area for (he years 1965, 1966, and 19G9. I've teen this Information In Ihc Il-N on different occasions, but cannot find It now that I need It, A. In 1065 we had 24.35 inches, in 1986 it was 21-77, in 1967, 23.34, in 1968, 28.H and 1000, 36.84. Q. I nollccd you had a request for beef Jerky In large quantities. ISoth beef Jerky and buffalo jerky can be obtained In volume from Ben's Packing and Provisions, 1600 Dent Avenue, Cheyenne, iVyoming, 82001. We have Iricd bolh and found Ihcm excellent. Not being a connoisseur of buffalo jerky ourselves, we can'l say for sure, but probably hundreds 'of readers were waiting with baled brealh for the address of a firm that sells buffalo jerky! Thanks for svriling. Address questions (o Action Line, llox .30, 79604. Nbmes will not he used hut questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Include tele- phone numbers If- possible.