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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 19, 1970, Abilene, Texas gftfent WITHOUT. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron CQTH YEAR, NO; 64 PHONE ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 19, 1970 PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS IQc 20c SUNDAY Associated NARROW ESCAPES Rescue efforts were successful for these two men in separate incidents.Tuesday. Larry Yingling, 20, left, still has his eyes shut after being pulled from a pound mass of suffocating gray cement in Baltimore, Md. He had jumped into a large storage bin to retrieve a broom and began to sink slowly. Workers managed to clamp an oxygen mask over his face .as the powder reached liis neck. At right, rescuers free' David Scanlon, 21, after he was buried for 90 minutes in a Philadelphia construction cave in. Two other workmen were trapped up to their waists. Scanlon suffered a fracture of the right leg. (AP Wirephotos) Officer Gets Reprimand For Newspaper Razor Job By LAWRENCE L. KNUTSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The'. Air" Force, has an officer at "a Texas air'base who ordered .photographs of a general to be carved with razor blades of the base newspaper.- The cutting operation was triggered when someone on the staff of the Lackland Air Base information office decided .the narrow cropping of the page 5 photograph in the Aug. 7 issue of the "Talespinner" was inap- propriate for a general. The photo and its caption were sandwiched between an arlicle telling of Ihe introduction of "soul food" into the base mess halls and an advertise- ment for blue jeans. The Ihree stars of a lieutenant general de- picted awarding a medal lo the major general who commands the base, could not he seen. Sen. William Proxmire, D- Wis., was sent a copy of the pa- with in a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Robert Seamans Jr., complained taxpayers' money had been wasted in the. all-day operalion employing 15 enlisted men armed with razor blades. An Air Force spokesmen told Proxmire late Tuesday in a statement: "The commanding officer of the Lackland Military Basic Training Center, Mai. Gen. John S. Samuel, having conducted an investigation into the culling out of a picture from 10 000 copies of Ihe base news- paper, said today that the infor- mation officer used poor judg- ment and erred in the decision to remove the photo. "Although Uie placement of the pholp and caplion may have been poor journalistic style, il did'nbt warrant the action lak- "Gen. Samuel said the infor- mation officer who made Ihe de- cision to remove. Ihe photo has been reprimanded." The announcement did not say if the Talespinner's assistant ed- itor, fired in the heat oj tfe inci- dent, would be reinstated. Lt. Col. John Hartig, the infor- said, it iwas he received Ihe reprimandr'Of-; facials identified the discharged assislant editor as Sgt Jim Pal- mer, 24. Proxmire .heard of the inci- dent from an airman at Lack- who wrote: "The irration- ality, which led to this exercise in inanity is extremely difficult to explain." 3.50 Deluge, Hail Smack Rotan Area 'Little Dab' Does It Here ZSQ Zsa Loses Jewels To 2 Gunmen .By SAM MAULL Associated Press Writer NEW YORK gunmen robbed Zsa of more than worth of jewelry early, today in an elevator of her Waldorf-Towers residence, police said. Miss Gahor, currenlly starring in the Thunderclouds, which raged across the Big Country during the night dumped up to 3.50 inches south of Hotaji near the Jim O'Briant farm and severe winds and hail damaged cotton and grain crops in the area. Reports from the Old Garrelt Place, farmed by Mrs. Annie Mae McKImmey of Rotan, south of there, said that the crops were "wiped Several reports from the Emory Aridie: Keener, Waller. Byrd arid Don Park farms' southeast of Rotan said they had damaging hail and winds which were described in some instances as "tornadic." Several utility poles were blown down in the area and. on the DmghLLovett farm on State Highway 70 between Rolan and Roby, a tin hay rack was blown across the highway into a near- by cotton field. He reported a large amount of hail damage- But in Abilene there was just IT a lot of thunder and lightning for such a litlle dab of moislure during the night.. The Weather Bureau at Municipal Airport recorded only .19 inch of the past 24 hours, but other areas in the Big Country reported up to as much as .80, at Snyder. Sylvesler reported .68 inch of rain with Noodle not far behind wilh .60 Inch. Hawley recisved .60 inch and Paint Hock had a half inch.: Albany, Lake Hubbard near Breckenridge; and Colorado City measured .30 inch each and Roby had .36 inch. WEATHER UJ. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Winner Mip, PS. ii-B) ABILENE AND VICINITY UO-ml'e radius] Partly ckudy and hot wilh scattered'-thundcrshowers WednMday through Thursday .wilh a hiflfi both afler. r.ooAs near 100 and a low wed.iesday raar M. from Ihe south 10-20 m.p h. Probability ol rafn Wednesday ar.d Thursday is 20 per cenl. High lew lor. 74 hour-, 9 a.m.: 10? and 16.- llrah .for lame date last year: 93 and 70. Sumcl last night: p m. Sur.rise loday- a.m. sunset tonight: p.m. ZSA ZSA GABOR robbed at gunpoint Labor Pains Foil Skyjack TOKYO (AP) Because a woman complained of labor pains, police foiled Ihe hijacking of a Japanese airliner today. Officials said police sneaked aboard the Boeing 727 al Ihe Ha- mamatsu air base during the confusion after Ihe woman said she was about to give birth. The tackled the hijacker from behind and found he was armed with a toy pistol, the officials said. The All Nippon Airways plane had laken off from Nagoya bound for Sapporo with 81 per- sons aboard. Shortly afler, a slim Japanese man about 25 years old pulled what appeared to be a pistol on the pilot and or- dered, him lo land at Hamamat- su, 125 miles southwest of Tok- yo. The landing was made safely ami aboul 5D passengers were allowed lo get off the plane al- most immediately. The hijacker held the others and demanded that he be given a sniper rifle wilh telescopic sights, 100 rounds of ammunition and two five-gallon cans of gasoline. Laler he demanded that the plane back lo Nagoya, but automobiles had been drawn up in front of the forward land- ing gear to prevent the plane from moving, troops surrounded the craft and two Japanese fighter planes circled overhead. Nearly an hour and a half aft- er the plane landed, a Japanese woman passenger began lo complain loudly that she was beginning to go into labor. Dur- ing the stir that this created, a number. of policemen made their way through the rear door of the plane and tackled the hi- jacker from behind. The man, wearing a while, short-sleeved shirt and dark slacks, was seized after a brief struggle, handcuffed and NEWS INDEX Amusements 2A Bridge 3A, Clossilied 7-1 IB Comks 68 Editorials 4B HorosODM 10A Hospital Patients 1 IB Obituaries 4A.5B Spoils 6-8A To Your Good Health___I2A TV Log 5A Women'j News dragged from the plane. Aflcr he was taken into custody, his pistol was found to be a toy. "He threatened to shoot until the last a police spokesman said. The hijacker was Identified as Sachio Inagakl, a 24-year-old metal worker who lives in Ha- mamalsu. Police quoted the man as say- ing: "I was tired of living and decided lo die. I asked for a ri- fle from the self-defense force lo shoot myself or be killed by the self-defense force troopers. I had no intention of killing pas- sengers." Native of Merkel To Head Hospital A Meritcl native, Col. (Dr.) Billye R. Ganl has been named the new hospital commander nt Dyess AFD, effective Sept. 1, it was announced Wednesday. Col. Cant succeeds Col. (Dr.) Cui-zon C. Ferris Jr., who is retiring from aclive duly. lie has been here [our years. As hospital commander, Col. Ganl will head Hie hospital, dental and veterinarian facil- ilics. The 23-year USAF veteran comes lo Dycss from Nellis AFB al Las Vegas, Nov., where he commanded the 474lh Tac Hospital. Prior to lhat, he served ns hospilal commander at K.I. Sawyer AFB, Mich. IN ADDITION TO being a Taylor County native, the colonel is a graduate of McMurry College, where he received a bachelor's degree in diemislry in 1SH3. Col. Ganl did his graduate work at Baylor University College of Medicine, gradual Ing with a medical degree In 1953. He served his internship at Brooke Army Hospilal at San Antonio and his residency at Fort Sam Houston, also al San Antonio. THE COLONEL entered the service in UH2 as a radar navigator. His first overseas duty was in Italy from ItHiHS. From 1345-47, he served as a radar instructor. He (hen relumed lo McMurry lo finish work on his degree, having studied there before the war. Col. Gant holds t h c Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Services Broadway comedy "Forty said the losses included a set of earrings and a ring valued at nearly half a million dollars. "I am very the actress told police. "I was afraid they woud kill us.'They threatened me and my housekeeper, Margaret, with guns.'" Police said two well-dressed men entered the garage-level elevator of the hotel wilh the women shortly before 1 a.m. As the elevalor ascended, the men pulled guns and look the jewelry, police said. Then the men slopped (he elevalor, sent it to the basement, and before getting out, pressed the button lhat sent the women to the 34th floor. Laler, Miss Gabor, dressed in flowered, hostess-length culottes, arrived al police headquarters in a while-upholstered, black Itolls-noyce to look at police pholos. "I looked at hundreds of pictures and didn't see anyone who looked like she said. Oil Allowable Boosted to 79.9 AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) The Texas Railroad Commission lifted the production ceiling on the stale's crude oil again lo- 79.9 per cent of potential for September. It is the highest statewide oil allowable since October 1951. The September factor mil per- mit maximum production of barrels of oil daily next month, compared to barrels under Ihe 70 per cent allowable for August, adopted at an emergency meeting Aug. 10. The original Augusl market production faclor of C2.9 was set last July 15, but major buyers of crude oil raised their nomina- tions because of increased de- mands reportedly brought about by high lanker rales and the closing of a big pipeline from the Persian Gulf to the Medi- terranean. Seven of H major purchasers asked for more oil in September than Ihis monlh, six wanted Ihe same amount and only Texaco requested less oil next monlh than in August. .Commendalion Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal and Distinguished Unit Citation. HE AND ins wife, Ihe former Betty J. Maahs, have two daughters, Deborah A. and Pamela J. Both Birls will attend Copper High School this [all, Deborah as a senior and Pamela as a junior. A spokesman at Dyess said lhat records showed Col. Gant's mother, Mrs. Sarah E. Gant, resides in Merkel at 602 Yucca and his father, Ed Gant, lives in Mobile, Ala. Colonel Recalled At McMurry McMurry College has a special Interest in the new commander of Dyess AFB Hospilal. Col. Billyc George Gant, who takes over the Dyess post Sept. 1, is a 1949 graduate of McMurry. He graduated second in his class of 75 members. COL. GANT EARNED his bachelor of science degree with a major In chemistry and minor in mathematics. Dr. Norton Jones, chairman of the McMurry division of science and mathematics, recalls him. "He was in school the year I came says Dr. Jones. "He worked for me as a student assistant, and was a very pleasant fellow. "Ganl was a generally good student and was accepted and went on immediately lo medical school. "I BELIEVE HE wenl inlo the Air Force shorlly alter graduation. He, was in San Antonio awhile, and I saw him once or twice there. He has also been on campus hero some since." Col. Gant, a graduate of Merkel High School, first enrolled in McMurry in 1041-42. He relumed to gel his degree in Market Higher NEW YORK (AP) Slocks opened higher today in moder- ately active trading. Gainers on the New York Slock Exchange led losers by a 2 to 1 margin. NEED CASH? look .around trm house and garage for those items that you no longer use. Sell them in the Family Week-Ender SUN. 3 lines 3 Days >1 RUt 13 Avtroge Wordi Ne PHont OrJtn Plcau Only iOO 50e Each Additionaf line CASH IN ADVANCE YOU SAVE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS DEADLINE THURS. 3 P.M. 2-Day Municipal .19 Total for Normal for ALBANY .10 Tr. BALLINGEft Lake .30 COLEMAN COLORADO .75 KNOX PAINT SANTA SAN WINTERS HE Students Must Hurry for Driver Education By ELLIE RUCKER Q. I am entering Cooper .High School and I would like lo know the policies regarding Driver-Education. I want lo lake It as soon as I can. A friend of mine told me it Is complicated (o get In II and not many could take It. Tleasc tell me Ihe policies and requirements. A. Shortly afler school starts, an announcement will be made concerning Ihe. time and dale'to sign up for Driver's Ed. Sign-up time will be early in Ihe morning. Only 105 students will be accepted and they'll be taken on a first come, first serve basis. You must be at least 15 years old and there's a fee for the course. Action Line gave your name lo Gene Cook, Driver Training instructor; he'll be looking for you the morning of. registration, but you'll have lo be there early lo be sure of acceptance. Q. CMld yoa tell me which soft drlik was developed first, Coca-Cola or Dr Pepper? A. Dr Pepper was first by a few months. It was developed in 1885 in Waco, Tex., by a druggist named I.azcnhy and first sold al fountains. It was sold in bottles in the early IBfWs, but wasn't promoled extensively unlil 1927. "Coke" was created and first sold in May 1886 in Atlanta, Ga., It was a fountain drink -Acfore it was bottled in 1394. Incidentally, the first Coca-Cola syrup plant outside the home office was in Dallas, Tex. I Q. Recently, when Ihe R-N published (lie school dress guideline for boys you said, "You: should EXTREME Icnglh" when yoi-referred la hair. To some people, extreme leigth Is to Ihe middle of their hack aid U dhers It la touching their ears, coikt you please explain exactly what yoi meant hy extreme length? A. The School Board purposely didn't give specific details on the subject because It's Irying lo avoid extra strict guidelines. School Supt. A. E. Wells defined extreme length as any length that would attract attention this could also apply lo extremely short hair. He said some principals and parents requested exact and definite restrictions, then turned around and said. "Bui we have lo have SOME leeway.'' So (he following rules were set up: Hair should be tapered above the collar on the back of (he neck and ncally tapered on the sides above the cars. Hair should not obstruct vision, sideburns may extend lo the bottom oi the ear and be neatly Irimmcd. Q. Is (here anywhere In or near Abilene where I can get pure dark roast Louisiana coffee WITHOUT chicory? I moved here from Louisiana and It used to be available, but I can't find II aiymore and am about (o go crazy without.my coffee. A. Don't do lhat; Action Line found your coffee. One of Die local grocers has ordered five cases of Louisiana coffee WITHOUT chicory and It will be bere by the time you read this. We've sent you the grocer's name. Q. Recently, I saw a column In the newspaper slating lhat pant skirts were not allowed at junior high schools unless they had flaps In front and back. Is (his A. No, School Supt. A. E. Wells said recently he read a column in the newspaper that said pant-dresses were okay. He said there's nothing in the dress code about flaps in front or back and he hasn't heard any- thing about changing this. The article you saw read, "Pant-dresses and culottes may be worn so long as -the length is skirt length and the appearance is of a skirt rather lhan of meaning you can wear a pant-skirt but not shcrts or long pants. This is confusing, we agree, and difficult to define...If your pant-skirt looks like a panl-skirt and not shorts. It's okay. Address questions to Action Line, Box AblleK, Texas 7K04. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and address given. Pkase itdude telcptow nmbers 11 possible. ;