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ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER I, 1970-TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 10c DAILY—25c SUNDAY t-P)
Wind No Match for Spirit at Crosstown Cia
By LYNNA WILLIAMS Reporter News Staff Writer
A blustery night — West Texas, nni Pooh style — that sent coeds scurrying for
sweaters did nothing whatsoever to chill the hot aspects of the McMurry-Abilene Christian
After services the other night, at Southern Hills Church of Christ the bus which transports Abilene Christian students from and to the campus would not start.
A couple of collegians went back into the church and found Kip Jordan, an ACC officer.
“Say, Kip,” they said.
“We need a pusher.”
For an instant Kip was startled.
“Inside the church, yet? It has come to this?”
These thoughts flashed before he realized the boy’s were using the term in a sense other than that woefully common these days.
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Mrs. Ronald G. Davis is wife a a Dyess Air Force Rase captain.
While the captain was away from home sometime back on a mission involving B-52s, Mrs. Davis was beset with a mystery’.
Her house developed a strange noise.
She heard It first rather late
one night. It seemed to come
from the attic. She could not
locate the cause. She became
uneasy. She phoned the poLice.
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A night or two later Mrs. Davis heard the noise again. Some animal, a squirrel, perhaps, must have gotten in the attic.
The next day she called “animal control.”
Then, on advice from this agency, she telephoned an exterminator.
The attic was checked out. No
sip of any animal.
* • •
The experts had all spoken. Investigation and logic, too, dictated that the sound meant nothing. Perhaps, imagination.
Still late at night when the house was quiet, Mrs. Davis could hear it. Quiet as the house was the noise seemed very loud.
It was becoming quite a thing.
“You’re just going to have to
come home, Ronnie, and find out
what this animal is,” Mrs. Davis
wrote her husband at one point.
* • •
One night, before she retired. Mrs. Davis heard the noise again and decided that, since experts had failed and husband was away, she would solve the mystery herself. The creature had to be identified and exterminated for her peace of mind.
She gathered together courage, resolution and determination and set (Hit to trace the noise.
She followed it from the sitting room out into a hallway. She followed it past one room and another through the four-bedroom home. She followed it all the way to the bedroom where her son, Mickey, age 5, was asleep.
There she found her animal, a
ey was gritting his teeth.
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mystery was solved, Mrs. wrote her husband the ly. She told him the origin sound—“ and I don’t want aking any wise remarks,” ded.
captain didn’t. All he said, he acknowledged her was, “I certainly hope didn’t exterminate the
hadn’t, he found. All she is take the animal to the
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game Monday night.
Three hours later, the right was more blustery and the fans’ spirit still hot as ACC won the game, 43-26.
The Wildcat fans ran onto the field as soon as the last second was gone to congratulate their
t°am. as did the McMurry students.
The game was an exciting one for the crowd. Most of them showed it by staying, standing and yelling until the final second.
Although Abilene Christian led
most of the game, neither side sat nor calmed down during the game. ACC students ended the game as they had begun it, clapping enthusiastically to the rhythm of the band. McMurry did the same.
The fans, ranging from
professors to grandnephews of alumni, crowded into Shotwell Stadium early to talk over their chances “in the game that counts” and yell, yell, yell.
The spirit was really good for this final gridiron performance.
“This is what McMurry’s been
waiting for,” cheerleader Pug Deavenport, said. “We’ve been getting ready all season.”
“The spirit is great,” she said. Her ACC counterpart, cheerleader Judy Morris, felt the Wildcats were “up,” too. “The spirit is definitely at a
Bomb Rattles U.S. Embassy
PHNOM PENH. Cambodia (AP) — A terrorist bomb exploded in the U.S. Embassy here at dawn Tuesday, heavily damaging part of the building and lightly wounding one civilian. police reported.
Police said the bomb was planted by a terrorist in a restroom of a part of the building being renovated.
A police official said two Cambodian guards who were at the embassy during the night were taken into custody as suspects.
Ten or ll civilian workmen who had just shown up at the embassy also reportedly were arrested fur questioning. The workmen had just arrived when the blast occurred.
American sources in the embassy said they believed the blast was set some time during the night.
Of four persons inside the embassy at the time of the blast, only one was really endangered, embassy spokesmen said.
He was identified as Marine Guard corp. Stephen E. Katz-man of El Cajon. Calif , who was on duty at the main entrance when the explosion punched out a section of wall and drove it just in front of his face.
Embassy officials and police on the scene were unable to say how big the bomb was, but they said it was the most powerful used to date in Phnom Penh by terrorists.
He said the size of the bomb would he determined when Cambodian bomb squad mem-
U. S. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE National Weather Service (Weather Map Pp. 1S-B)
ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mll# radius)—Fair and slightly cooler Tuesday and Tuesday night. High Tuesday around TP Low Tuesday night in the upper 40s. High Wednesday In tha low TDS. Winds will be northwesterly at 10-20 mph Tuesday, decreasing late Tuesday.
hers investigated the scene.
It was undetermined whether the explosive was set in the embassy Monday or early Tuesday.
However, the fact that the bomb reached the embassy interior at all was a major security breakdown.
An embassy spokesman said two Americans had been detailed earlier to make a thorough search of the building each day to prevent just such an incident.
Also, despite recent terrorist attacks which have claimed 25 lives in Phnom Penh, the U.S. Embassy is guarded only by a Marine guard and two Cambodian soldiers.
Viet Cong terrorists using a car filled with explosives bombed the old U.S. Embassy near the Saigon waterfront in March 1965. The tremendous blast killed 22 persons, including two Americans, and wounded 190.
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peak for this game,” Judy sal I. “Everyone is really ext lied.”
Judy said Arc didn t really do anything different for tin game with rival McMurrv. Pug said McMurrv added •« roup e , f pointed skits for the I ITO battle.
Coming back rn school Monday after Th ilks giving didn’t seem to d a in pen enthusiasm in the least — “I see people here I haven’t seen at a game all year,” Pug said.
The fans’ show of spirit began at the very- beginning when the pep squad at ACC and a cordon of Tribe representatives lined up a right angles to let their team pass through to the bench.
And the show was on.
McMurry scored early, and the fans shivering in the stands, clutching red balloons with the school’s fighting byword, “Ala Cumba,” on them, promptly released the balloons. A McMurry student explained that the balloons were “left over from homecoming” when McMurry failed to score.
Almost as quickly, as the air filled the sounds of “Old-Time Religion,” played by the McMurry Band, who wore new uniforms for the game, the ACC section got their chance to sound off as the Wildcats scored.
Balloon-less, the Wildcats contented themselves with a few streamers loosed into the sky and a happy song clapped-to by a happy school.
ACC continued to whoop it up until halftime, when they led 26* 14 But the score didn’t seem to tother the Indians as they kept up the same enthusiastic banter throughout the first half.
Both schools put o n impressive half-time shows that the fans reacted to almost as enthusiastically as they had to the football action.
Sanctuary Denial Brings Nixon Probe
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon called Monday for a full and immediate investigation with a report, to him Wednesday on last week’s denial by a Coast Guarl vessel of political sanctuary to a Lithuanian sailor.
Presidential press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said Nixon was concerned about the incident and the fact that the White House was not immediately informed when it occurred.
From information received in a preliminary report to the President, Ziegler said, it “appears that the situation was very poorly handled and there appears to be some error in judgment” involved on the part of U.S. officials.
Ziegler said “appropriate action will be taken” after Nixon sees the full reports he has ordered from Secretary of State William P. Rogers and Secretary of Transportation John Volpe.
He said Nixon was not in-
Douglas Probers: Impeachment Out
By JOHN BECKLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - A special House committee Investigating the conduct of Supreme Court Justice William 0. Douglas has concluded that no grounds exist for impeaching him.
The five-man panel based Its findings on evidence collected from the government and other
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sources during an inquiry that began last April.
In the view of a majority of the committee, the investigation has not turned up any creditable evidence that would warrant preparation of articles of impeachment against Douglas. No breakdown of the vote was made available.
The committee’s findings are contained in a draft report of the investigation prepared for submission to the House Judiciary Committee. All five members of the special committee are members of the Judiciary Committee, and both panels are headed by Rep. Emanuel Ceiler, D-N.Y.
Already accused of conducting a whitewash of Douglas, the special committee suggests that tho Judiciary Committee may want to hold public hearings to uncover any additional evidence that might be available. But it Is unlikely such hearings will be held.
The special committee was created by the Judiciary Committee. Its findings are purely advisory but the Judiciary Committee is expected to concur in them.
formed of the incident while it was in progress and became aware of it by reading news reports over the weekend disclosing how the sailor attempted to defect from a Soviet vessel.
Nixon called for a preliminary report Monday morning and got it early in the afternoon, Ziegler said.
On Capitol Hill, Rep. John S. Monagan. D-Conn., also asked for an investigation into the “brutal recapture of the defecting Lithuanian sailor” by the Russians.
Earlier, the Coast Guard, which is under Volpe’s jurisdiction, said the defector was denied sanctuary after the captain of the Soviet vessel accused him of stealing $2,000 from the ship’s fund.
Adm. Chester R. Vender, the Coast Guard commandant, also said the sailor reduced his chances of sanctuary by leaping from his Russian ship onto the (’oast Guard vessel rather than jumping into the water as he had originally planned.
The State Department, meanwhile, issued a statement saying it “naturally and deeply” regretted the incident, and under questioning added specific regret for the forced return of the sailor to the Soviet ship.
Press officer Robert J. Mc-Closkey also said the department pointed no “finger of blame at any one individual or any other agency of government” for the incident, pending a complete investigation.
Two levels of excitement were shown in the faces of McMurry collegiates Monday night at the traditional Abilene Christian-McMurry football clash. In the first, McMurry tackle Mike Roseberg appeared ready for all comers as he raced onto the field between two lines of Indian supporters as the game began. In the second, the face of a blonde McMurry cheerleader (in the middle in the background) carried a ho hum expression as McMurry trailed, 26-14. In the foreground, ACC band members watched the McMurry band perform at halftime. Game story, Pg. 8-A. (Staff Photos by Billy Adams)
Help Requests Landsiiding While Gifts Only Trickle
SHOPPING DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS
Letters asking for “toys for the children” and help from the Goodfellows keep coming in, but Monday’s mail brought just $15 to the effort to make this Christmas a happy one for the less privileged in Abilene.
The goal in 1970 is $16,500, and the overall total received thus far is $1,867.
Last est contributors:
Duncan F. Frame $5
Previously Acknowledged $1,852 Total to date $1,867
Contributions and requests for help should be addressed to Goodfellows, Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, 79604.
The contributions to the fund
will help families like the one that says simply “we won’t have a Christmas without your help.”
“All we want is some toys tor the children and some clothing for them.” The letter says, “Thank you arid God bless you from us and our four children.”
One-Day Holiday Truce Probable
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States will be guided by South Vietnam’s decision on a holiday ceasefire this year and tile chances are it will follow last year’s pattern of a one-day truce ai'Christmas and the New Year.
One mother whose husband “is in Huntsville Prison for 35 years,” writes, “I have no money to spare for Christmas..
I would appreciate it very much if you could help me out.”
“God will bless you all,” one mother assured the Goodfellows adding that her house would be gloomy around Christmas if she did not receive help because “my husband went to jail three years ago and I haven’t heard from him since.”
“I am asking you to help my kids with food, clothes and toys,” she says.
“We owe lots of bills,” another wnter says, “and what little I make I have to prl-, the rent with.. .we need you1 lelp.”