Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - December 20, 1970, Abilene, Texas
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POTH YEAR, NO. 190 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 20, 1970 —SEVENTY-SIX PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS 10c DAILY—25c SUNDAY Associated Press (ZP)
Brownwood Lions on top again
Here are the Brownwood Lions, who won their third state Class AAA championship in four years by beating Cuero Saturday in Austin: (front row, left to right) Jim Tait, Allan Sheffield, Ray Thompson, John Bellejo, Leland Cheairs, Donald Knight,
Pat Aduddell, David Camacho, Ricky Kirby. (Second row) Steve Goodwin, Bruce Smith, Darrell Ray, Gene Doss, Bill Duncan, Aaron Blake, Steve Cutbirth, Rodney Folsom, Gary Barron (Capt.) Mario Molina. (Third row) Isaac Wells, Don Wilson,
Tim Wilson, Bryan Pinto, Shae Southall, Will Scott, Mickey Hollingshead, Ronald Nichols, Stanley Walker, Joe Behrens, John l9om (Capt.), Jerry Cross. (Fourth row) Tommy George (Capt.), Gene Day (Capt.), Graham Snyder, Steve DeHay, Tammy
Hollingshead, Tim Reid, Truman Westfall, Bob Seay, Garry Moore, Rickey Hill, Kurt Newton, Hardy Barnes.
Firing of Executive
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A judge ruled Saturday the directors of the Hughes Tool Co. had the right to control Hughes’ $300 million Nevada empire and to fire Robert Maheu, who had run the billionaire’s properties in the state for four years.
District Court Judge Howard Babcock said a proxy giving the tool company officials power to act for Hughes was valid and the signature “Howard R. Hughes” on the bottom of it was genuine. The tool company said the proxy gave it power to fire Maheu and take control of Hughes’ $300-million Nevada investment.
Babcock dismissed as “not credible” the testimony of a witness introduced by Maheu who said he saw Hughes’ departure from Las Vegas. The witness, LeVane Forsythe of Torrance, Calif., was part of an attempt by Maheu’s attorney to show that a sick and ailing Hughes had been removed against his will In a power grab engineered by tool company executives.
Maheu said after the judge’s ruling that he was still concerned about Hughes’ well being.
“I will not leave a stone unturned until I am thoroughly convinced he is well and this was his wish,” he said.
“Needless to say, I was not happy with the decision. Nor was I particularly surprised.”
Chester Davis took company general counsel and a leader of the tool company forces, said it was gratifying to know the tool company could do business in
the state just like any other firm.
“It is also gratifying to have his property interests managed through his board of directors,” said Davis.
Hughes, now reportedly on vacation in the Bahamas, left his penthouse hideaway atop the Las Vegas strip on Thanksgiving Eve.
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Toy Guns Top Gift List
By KIT BAUMAN
Reporter-News Staff Writer
Blame it on the blood of the times if you like, but toy guns are a hot item with local Christmas shoppers this year.
With only four shopping days left, Abilene merchants report that toy pistols and rifles have been among the fastest moving items of the traditionally fast-selling toys.
“The gun scare is over,” said L. C. Smith, manager of the
Hopes Rise for Despite Senate
Adjournment Cloture Vote
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate refused Saturday to cut off a filibuster intended to kill funds for the supersonic transport. But behind-the-scenes maneuvers encouraged hope that Congress would be spared a forced return to work on Jan. 3.
The off-stage struggle for workable compromises on major bills came against a background of presidential threat to bring the new Congress into action on Jan. 3, instead of Jan. 21, coupled with his urging that Sunday and around-the-clock sessions be resorted to to break the legislative deadlock.
Although there was little on the record, reports of progress were heard from the negotiations on:
Special Session, Pg. 10-A
The SST—with efforts concentrating on a proposal that would permit funding of the Transportation Department, including SST, until February with assurances the Senate then could vote on the aircraft project.
The defense money bill—the
How Texans Voted
WASHINGTON (AP) - Both Texas senators, John Tower, R, and lame duck Ralph Yarborough, D, voted Saturday for cloture to cut off debate on the bill containing funds for the supersonic transport. They were with the 43, beaten by 48 senators.
$66.6-billion measure which is tied in with the regular foreign-aid money bill and Nixon’s request for a $1 billion in supplemental aid.
The Senate insistence on barring U. S. ground-combat forces from Cambodia, Laos and Thailand would be cut back in the defense-money bill to the latter two countries but with a Cambodia ban to be included in the for-eign-aid funding measure.
The family assistance plan, another big log in the jam, got an administration-encouraging boost late Saturday afternoon when the Senate rejected by 65 to 15 a motion to kill the House-passed welfare-reform bill which includes the much-disputed guaranteed annual income floor of $1,600 for an urban family of four.
Gibson Discount Center in
Brookhollow. “The demand for toy rifles, guns and holster sets has been tremendous.”
“We’ve had a hard time keeping them in stock,” agreed G. K. Habeck, manager of the K-Mart store.
A slow-selling item for the last three Christmases, the sudden demand for toy firearms caught local merchants unaware. Most retailers ordered short prior to the Christmas shopping season and have since had to reorder.
It’s been a better-than-average season for most all local merchants, whether their stores have featured toy departments or not. Clothing seems to be on all shoppers gift lists, with women’s pants suits and men’s shirts leading the lists.
And if dear old Dad couldn’t tell from his deflated pocketbook that Christmas was upon us, the number of ties under the tree should clear up the matter. Patterned and color-coordinated ties have been selling very well in local stores.
Several stores — Minters, Thorntons, Sears, and others — report that sales have already exceeded their record day for last season. An unusually warm winter has helped keep customers coming into the stores, and an extra shopping day, one more than last year, hasn’t hurt business either.
“We’ve been drawing well from throughout the area,” said one obviously-pleased store manager. “I wouldn’t want to be quoted on it, but we’ve even drawn customers up from (San) Angelo.”
While the pleasant weather hasn’t hurt business, it certainly hasn’t done much for winter merchandise, particularly outerwear. Men’s and women’s winter coats still hang on the racks and gloves are available everywhere.
Merchants expect this to change, of course, with the weather.
One winter item that has sold
well through the holidays, though, in spite of the warm weather, has been ftirs.
Grissom’s and Thornton’s report that fur sales have been
excellent, “by far the best year in IO years,” according to one manager.
Another traditional slow'-
selling item, sterling silver, has
See GIFTS, Pg. 2-A
2,000 Okinawans Riot Outside U.S. Air Base
NAHA, Okinawa (AP) — Two thousand Okinawans went on a destructive rampage at the U.S. Kadena Ar Force Base early Sunday. It was the worst rioting in 25 years of American rule.
In a four-hour outburst, rioters hurled thousands of gasoline bombs, rocks and bottles at U.S. military and Okinawan police. Eighty-two parked American-owned cars were burned or destroyed, including six military police vehicles.
The riot was sparked by a traffic accident in which a car driven by an American soldier struck and injured an Okinawan pedestrian at a crossing in Koza Maromi outside the Kadena base. The pedestrian's injury was described later as minor.
At least 500 rioters charged through a gate of the air base, burned a guard post and damaged with fire bombs a wing of a newly built American school IOO yards inside the gate. MPs
fired warning shots and hurled scores of tear gas shells to disperse the rioters.
Thirty-five persons were treated for injuries at the U.S. Army hospital near the base, including 29 U.S. military police and three Okinawans. The other three were not identified. Most were treated for burns and bruises.
At least 19 Okinawan rioters were arrested.
An American witness said Okinawan police left the brunt of the riot control task to American troops. He said he saw Okinawans filling bottles with gasoline at nearby filling stations and distributing them to the rioters.
The streets of Koza Maromi were littered with thousands of broken bottles and with garbage that had been hurled at the American troops, he said.
All U.S. military bases on Okinawa were put on alert.After Santa Comes Belief in Goodfellows
As Christmas Day approaches, the Goodfellow fund is still $3,793.27 short of its goal of $16,500, a goal that Goodfellow officials have said is the minimum of what is needed to spread the joy of Christmas to Abilene’s needy.
Contributions to the fund Saturday totaled $680.68, making the total recieved throughout the drive $12,706.73.
The Goodfellows have already come to the aid of over 500 people in Abilene, helping them with the Goodfellow Toy Store which closed Thursday.
Food and clothing scrip has also been given to persons requesting Goodfellow assistance this season.
The spirit behind the traditional Goodfellow campaign was caught by one small girl who wrote the Goodfellows, saying that she was too old to believe in Santa Claus but she Sd have faith in the
Goodfellows’ efforts to make her Christmas happy.
Contributions may be sent to Goodfellows, The Abilene Reporter-News, PO. Box 30,WEATHER
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Weather Service (Weather Map, Pg. 1S-A)
ABILENE AND VICINITY (AHnlle radius) — Mostly cloudy and not much change In temperatures Sunday, Sunday night and Monday. High Sunday 50, low Sunday night 35. High Monday 55. Probability of rain 60 per cent Sunday, 70 per cent Sunday night and 50 par cent
MOnd*y’ TEMPERATURES Saturday a.m. Saturday p.m.
58 .......... 1:00 ..43
55 ............. 2:00 43
50 ........... 3:00 45
SO ............. 4:00 44
49 ............ 5:00 44
40 ............. 4:00 44
37 ............. 7:00 42
35 ............. 1:00 41
37 ............. 9:00 42
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p.m.: 59 and 35.
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#lsLnsat last night: 5:37» *unrl*a todayi 7:36; sunset tonight; 5:37.
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Abilene, Texas 79604.
Mrs. Blanche McCarty 25.00
Mr. Si Mrs. Guy W.
McCarty Jr. and Mark 25.00 Maj. & Mrs. Robert Augustine
In lieu of Christmas Cards to Abilene Friends — Mr. &
Mrs. William R. Smith 10.00
CMSgt. & Mrs. Ralph C. Gray
S.Sgt. James D. McKenty 50.00
Mr. & Mrs. Mike Sims 10.00
Karla Ray Si Evelyn Ailts 25.00
In lieu of Christmas cards to our Abilene & Dyess friends — Maj. Si Mrs. Benjamin P.
Elbert Crawford 5.00
S. C. Johnson 10.00
In memory of Mrs. Dallas Scarborough — Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cole 10.00
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Dyess AFB 43.00
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Womble 10.00 Craig Si Tina Burin IO OO
Mr. & Mrs. A. D. Allen 10.00 Maj. & Mrs. James E. Koestner
T.Sgt. Si Mrs. Al Walker 15.00 Eliminators Racing Team,
Lawn, Tex. 15.00
Mr. & Mrs. Craig Lynn in memory Of C. E. Lynn 5.00 Mr. & Mrs. James R. West
10.00YOU'D BETTER HURRY.1 ONLY 4 SHOPPING . DAYS LEFT, YOU KHOU)/
Mr. Si Mrs. C. E. Montgomery
In Lieu of Christmas cards to kind Si good friends in Aspermont and this area —
Vernon F. Baldrees 5.00
Roy L. Duke 10.00
In lieu of Christmas cards to our Abilene friends —
Tom Leeth family 10.00
Agents of the Abilene agency of the Prudential Insurance Co. 13.00
7C Gyde Junior High School
Mr. Si Mrs. Tom Hamlin,
Marie and Matt 10.00
Mr. Si Mrs. Leonard Gay, David
& Sandra 10.00
In Lieu of Christmas cards to our Abilene friends — Mr.
Si Mrs. Jeff Gregory 10.00
Mary E. Freacb 10.00
Dr. D. S. Halbert 25.00
Mrs. Clyde Echols 5.00
Mr. & Mrs. S. N. Baggett 10.00
Abilene Events Calendar . . . 12-8
Amusements .......... 7-9-D
Arts by Alice ........... 7-D
Austin Notebook ........ 5-A
Berry's World ........... 9-8
Books ................ 13-C
Bridge ................. 7tD
Classified .......... 10-14-D
Crossword Puxxle ....... 10-B
Editorials .............. 12-C
Farm News ............ 15-D
Horoscope .............. 9-B
Hospital Patients ........ 5-A
Jumble Fusile .......... 10**1
Markets .......... 14,15-C
Moore's Satire ........... 4 8
Obituaries .............. 4-A
Oil Page .............. 13-A
Record Review .......... 7-D
Sports ............ 1-6,14-D
Texas! ................ 4-8
This Week in West Texas . . 11-8 To Your Good Health .... 10-B
TV Tab .......... Section f
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Anonymous — in lieu of Christmas cards 5.00
Mr. & Mrs. Bailey Lewis 10.00 Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Broesche
Karl Si Kurt 10.00
On Behalf of our POWS —
Floyd B. Stubbs 10.00
Mr. & Mrs. E. A. Buchanan
Stump, Kay & Little Annie 25.00 In loving memory of our sister, Mrs. H. W.
Wright — Mrs. Johan Kennard. Martin Hughes 5.00 Robert, William Si Edwina Bruns 6.00
In memory of my beloved Paul, Beth, and Natalie Oder — Sally O. Leggett 30.00
Tish Snow IO.Ii
Jim Snow, James Eugenio, Chap Ramsey 10.00
Mr. Si Mrs. Bill Franklin 25.00 Previously Acknowledged .... $11,021.0! Total to date 112,701.71