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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 24, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT BOTH YEAR, NO 69 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 24, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Associated Preu (ff) F4 Wing Going To Korea Area, Agnew Reports By CAUL P. LEUBSDOIIF Associated 1'rcss Wrllcr SEOUL (AP) Vice Presi- dent Spiro T. Agnew told South Korea today that the United States is transferring a wing of K4 Phantom jet figlilers from Japan to Korea and will supply additional military assistance, including planes with special ra- dar equipment to detect infil- trating North Korean boats. Arriving in Seoul for a two- day visit to reaffirm U.S. inten- tions o[ helping South Korea's anti-Communist government, Agncw announced the new mill- WORLD'S LARGEST PLANE INTO THE AIR AT DYESS AFB checking its ability to operate off aluminum mat strip -5A Adds W. Texas to Travels By BOB BRUCE Reporter-News Military Editor The world's largest airplane, the C-5A Galaxy, has added West Texas to its globe-traveling itinerary. Airborne testing of the "flying hangar" began over the weekend it Dyess AFB, gauging the C-5's ability to operate off an Improvised landing field. The "improvised" field Is an aluminum test strip which has been in place at Dyess.several years. AIR FORCE and civilian officials want to know how well the C-5 can use a runway other than 'concrete, plus how stoutly the aluminum can withstand the C-5's weight. Currently, 30 lakeoffs and landings are. planned on the interlocking, prefab planks. The strip is feet long but the C- 5's wingtips overlaps Its 96-foot Width by feet on either side. THE C-5's WINGS are 233 feet across. C-5 Galaxy personnel had already tested the giant jet for deep freeze capability in Alaska and in desert conditions on Edwards AFB's dusty lake bed Jn southern California, prior to See GALAXY, Pg. 2A NEWS'INDEX Amusements 4B Bridge 9A Classified 9-13B Comics SB Editorials............. Horoscope 'A Hospital Potienls...... ISA Obituaries 2A Sports IO-12A To Your Good Health------8A TV Log.............. 13B Women's News 3B tary aid in a speech at City Hall Plaza before paying a courlcsy call on President Chung Hce Park. The new aid is Intended to ease South Korean objections to the U.S. decision to withdraw by next June 30 some of the U.S. troops in Korea. The vice president did not go into details. A week ago, the New York Times reported tlial the arrival of Die Phantom wing- three squadrons totaling 54 not increase American air strength in Korea greatly because at least two olh- 600 Tons Dumped On DMZ Buildups By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) -U.S. B52 bombci-s [lew to within a mile of .the demilitarized zone today to strike at new North Vietnamese threats lo an allied artillery base that was under siege for 43 days lasL spring. Twenty of the giant slratofor- tresscs dropped 600 tons of bombs on bunkers, base camps and storage and staging areas six miles west of Fire Base Fuller. The artillery base was manned hy Americans and South Vietnamese until last I spring when U.S. troops pulled out after the 43-day siege and turned it over lo the Viet- namese. A little niorc than a week ago, enemy shelling in- flicted heavy casualties on the South Vietnamese at the base. Fuller is one of more than a dozen allied artillery bases lo- cated along the DMZ and the northwest border with Laos to guard against infillration into the populous coastal lowlands. WEATHER Fuller is 22 miles cast of the Laotian border and four miles south of tho DMZ. Ground action in both South Vietnam and Cambodia was re- ported light with only small skirmishes. While no significant action was reported around Fire Base Fuller, the B52 bombers were sent Into the region in an effort lo prevent North Vietnamese troops from massing for as- saults on the base. cr Phantom squadrons which have been in the country on ro- talional assignment from the United Slates will go home soon. Following his courtesy call to- day, Agncw confers with Presi- dent Park Tuesday to receive some details of the specific weapons and equipment the Ko- reans feel they need to make up for Hie American troops to be withdrawn. American officials said the Koreans are seeking ?3 billion worth of aid over five years. Launching n four-nation Asian trip, Agncw flew hero from Guam, where he spent tile night after the transpacific flight from California. Talking with newsmen aboard his plane, the vice president de- clared lhat "we arc going to do everything we can to help tho Lon Nol government" in Cam- bodia IWCHU.SC "the whole mat- ter ot Cambodia is related to the security of our troops in Viet- nam." It was the strongest support any top official of the Nixon ad- ministration has given the em- battled Cambodian regime, but the Western White House in San Clemcnle, Calif., said it repre- sented no change In U.S. policy. Discussing his visit to Korea, Agncw told the newsmen "there is lillle likelihood that as a re- sult of my conversations any specific action will be proposed to the Congress." 150 Summoned For Trial of Monteiths U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE E5SA BUREAU IWcllhtr It If, P9. 11-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY radius) Moslly fair and farmer Monday afternoon Ihrwrth Tuesday wllh a hSgfi Monday near 97, Monday nlghl iwar 67 and a TuMday rtar 55. llghl and variable. High Ana low lor U hours ending 9 a.m.: 90 and High and row for Mine dale last year: 93 And 74. Sunscl last nisht: p.m. Sur.rlie today: a.m. Sunsel tcnlghl: p.m. Uy ROY A. JONES ff Reporter-News Staff Writer COLORADO CITY Jury selection was to get underway at mid-morning Monday here in the murder trial of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eugene Monlcilh of Abilene. District Judge Austin McCloud, who inherited the case when it was transferred here from Abilene on a change of venue was busy in his chambers, apparently ruling on several motions, as the 150-pcrson special venire assembled. OF THE PROSPECTIVE jurors answering the order to be in court at 3 a.m., it appeared BBB Plans Drive For New Members VIEW FROM COCKPIT OF C-5A AS IT APPROACHES AIR STRIP fit) local takeoffs and landings planned this week The Belter Business Bureau of Abilene, Inc., is conducting an all out one-day drive Tuesday to boost its membership roll. The BBB membership committee and board of direc- tors and the Membership Sales Committee of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce will join efforts in canvassing the city for new members. growing so rapidly HE Youth Sick of Just Wants to See 'GP' By ELLIE RUCKEH Q. I'm almost 15 art will be ta the ninth grade. My parents won't let me see GP rated movtes, but all my Meads do. What age are these movies for? Sign me, "Sick of Jast G." A. There's ho age limit for GP movies. All ages are admitted, with the warning that parents should use discretion or guidance in permitting their children to see the movie. It sounds as if your parents are just exerting their "parental guidance." You might ask your parents lo read The Reporter-News movie review or a magazine review before making their decision.: One theater manager said the language in many GP movies to sometimes a little strong. Q. Why dMS tke "Keeptag Tibs M ScrvleeBM" Arcgirt SMM AMfeM'i bravett 4th Class Twmle Parktr was U Vtefmam we vbate year wn all klids of three Bronze Stars, Sliver Star, Air Medal, etc. He has been back in Abilene since the first of June and there hasn't been even a mention of this. A. He certainly wasn't left out on purpose. Unless the R-N has some notification of promotions, changes of honors or awards won it's difficult to know about them. Our main source of information on service men is through their families or .friends. Some military organizations send news releases concerning their men, but not all do. We appreciate your letter and hope i! will encourage others lo send us their information. Q. Am wMdering when Greyhound Is going la enlarge their small and crowded bus station. Have heard many cmnplalats lots from elderly peopit cai't find a seat. A. There are no plans for enlarging the terminal in the near future. George McNiel, terminal manager agreed that between a.m. and p.m. there's a sealing problem because II buses are arriving and departing for rest and meal stops, but normally they .have .ample space. In fact, he said the terminal is almost empty the res! of (he day, and the one rush hour wouldn't justify enlarging the terminal. Q. What causes (he magnetic Illustrations on the Texas weather map on the 6 p.m. weather to appear (o be In motion? I say It's due to the studio lighting. Please explain. A. It's not the studio lighting. Mike Swayne, chief engineer for the TV station, explained it's caused by a piece of equipment called a Croma-Keyer that can replace any brilliant color wilh another picture. This particular Croma-Kayer is adjusted lo respond to royal blue, so any royal blue seen by the. camera is electronically replaced by the colorful motion. The Bet and lighting arc arranged so that there's no royal blue anywhere but on the magnetic characters used on the weather map. Q. When dies tbe City w SUte plai finish widening Ambler Aye. from where It narrows, about .Mcadowhrook Dr., onto the Winters Freeway, now that the overpass over Ambler Avc. has been finished for several months? TUs narrowing down of Ambler causes a "bottleneck" and Is especially dangerous during the school term. A. City Engineer John Concly said there are no plans for widening it at the present. K has been included in Ihe TOPICS program (joint program between City and State where the Federal Government pays most of Ihe cost) and is being reviewed by the Highway Dept. But he doesn't know if it will be approved or when. The slate owns some of the frontage so it's responsible for part of Ihe cost of widening. Normally the property owners would be responsible for paving their own property. Address questions (o Action IJne, Box M, AbllfM, Texas 7XM. Names will not he but questions mul be signed and addresses given. Please loclude lumbers II possible. wilh more services lo members that there is a need of more said Harold Hughes, BBB president. "The membership supports Ihe bureau Hughes said. "We receive no government funds." Hughes added that currently there arc 244 members and the bureau has an annual budget of The IB-month-old bureau first was affiliated wilh the Abilene Chamber of Commerce as a department but soon became a nationally accredited Better Business Bureau and Is now affiliated wilh the Council of Better Business Bureaus. The services of Ihe bureau are free to Ihe public and BBB members do not have tor be members of the chamber. Hughes said the BBB is an organization whereby private enterprise polices its own business. The Bureau is housed at the Chamber, 341 Hickory, telephone 677-8071. Manager since its beginning is Joe Fellon. Market1 Higher NEW YORK (AP) Stock market prices bound ahead to- day in active trading. At a.m., a half hour aft- er the start of trading, the Dow Jones average of 30 industrial slocks was ahead 9.66 points at 755.07, a gain of 1.29 per cent from Friday's closing level of 745.41. that a good 90 per cent were men. Attorneys have not estimated how long it will take lo select a 12-mombor jury, but i t apparently won't be done In short order, since Criminal Dist. Ally. Ed Paynter of Abilene Is seeking the death penalty for the Monteiths. THE 21-YEAR-OLD Montcilh, a former Abilene High School track star who had grown a full beard since his last courtroom appearance two monlhs ago, and his 19-year-old wife, are charged wilh murder wilh malice in Ihe alleged beating death of Iheir thrcc-month-old daughter, Stephanie, last January. Montcilli, however, was clean- shaven when he appeared in court Monday. The couple was transferred to Mitchell County jail last week. They had been held In Taylor Counly jail in lieu of bond each since a few days before their daughter died on Jan. 17. THEY HAD BEEN jailed on attempted murder charges before the child died in Hendrick Memorial Hospital. The slate alleges that the child was severely beaten on Jan. 10, three days before she was hnspilalized in critical condition. Court-appointed attorneys Nel- son Quinn and Boh Hanna are representing Mr. and Mrs. Monteith, respectively. 5 Schools Appear In Federal Court AUSTIN (AP) Five school districts appear in U.S. District Court today to answer desegre- gation suits brought by the gov- ernment. Temple and Calvert school districts filed desegregation plans with the court Friday. It was not known how the plans differed, if they did-, from those rejected last week behind closed doors by Health, Educa- tion and Welfare officials. Austin, Hearne and Waco La Vega filed no plans and were expected to fight the suit. Two other school districts lhat were sued in the Austin court, Midland and Ector Counly were transferred to Ihe U.S. District Court In El Paso. ;