Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 8, 1970, Abilene, Texas
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For U.S. Bombs
SAIGON (AP) - I he U.S.lSaturday in the Mekong Delta militarized Zone. The boat was formation on where thew
Command, ignoring a Viet Cong southwest of Saigon. The .sunk. planned rn deliver The rifles the
cease-fire acheduled to last « enemy American forces also reported s.,andard weapon of the Viet
Monday, nut B52 homhpr<s har*lr. “ and sa,d govern tiiii..™ ia „ ..... ._____ . . Contr and North Violnnmore
inc otllCUUlrU HI IHM I i 111 ll * v * vv* ut chi un j / t
Monday, put B52 bombers backl^^1^8^^ killing 14 enemyTr^ps mTbat- Con« and North Vietnamese.’
into action Saturday. Scattered! u . . tie 28 miles northwest of Tay
upon the waiters
Sister Janet of the Daughters of Charity shouts tor hearts from float - riding maskers during the Krewe of Iris parade in New Orleans Saturday
Arab Chiefs Charge U.S.
afternoon. Sister Janet, who already had caught a handful, was waiting for the prize beads for orphans she accompanied to the parade. (AP Wirephoto)
rp. . .. |"7 — ».v/. in vt cot ut i Pa Nang, however, has been
ground fighting was reported. j»f .. rs uere ^ near Ninb ci,y near the Cambodian named as a likely target in any
Four wave, nf -- • • • ?** £*?’ * Pr“vi"ce capital in border. Nine Americans were new enemy offensive. It was
iin to U tln^ h I O Pbln of Reeds ahout “ reported wounded. lieved the guns were to be hit
up O MO ions of bombs on SUS- miles west of Saigon, and near den in the city for VW Com ta.
peeled enemy troop concentre- the district town of Giong Trom. During the allied cease fire nitrators who'would take nart rn bons and bases near the Cambo-,'42 miles southwest of ^capital according to US a"d Sou h a" a*^*
dian border northwest of Saigon in the Mekong River estuary «i.turuing 10 i .?>. and Soutlr
and in Binh Tuy province east! . Vietnamese spokesmen, three1. k-s. officials in Da Nang wert
of the capital. ’ r!?5riean forces sported kill- Americans and five South Viet- inves1igating a grenade exploit-.,- , I * enemy troops on widely namese were killed and s*on k*Ned one American
Non?vs.S,° ?Red ra,df.r,BS,|*C,"ered ,r0n'S- Americans and 46 South Vici Marine a"« «2 At an
on the Laotian hordcMuVnorth The U S' Command sai<l two’namase were wounded. Many of ™.ilsV.dh T^n s ('|ub near th« nfthoAchnu tmita,, north Americans were killed and five ,he casualties resulted from ‘^.1 ay niffht- S001*™*
of the A Shau valley.
The U.S. Command, revising
wounded when a U.S. Navy.'contacts between small enemy I,, ?.Prp we landing craft hit a mine on the uni,s and allied reconnaissance Marines.
f’lln Tlta.aw.__ I\ ta O n/I I tai i • I ~ A__I _
said there were many suspects
figures reported earlier, said Cua Viet River near Dong Ha, anc* security patrols.
With Supporting Israel
Yablonski Probe Hits Dead End
there were 118 “enemy-initiated incidents” during a 24-hour allied cease-fire that ended Friday evening. The command said 78 of the incidents resulted in casualties and that 142 enemy soldiers were killed.
about IO miles south of the De-, The
CAIRO (AP) - Leaders ofiMahmoud Riad added that the their five Arab countries concluded delegates—from Egypt, Jordan, the first session of a conference
Neither the Americans nor the CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) _ A ^°iith Vietnamese are honoring federal official involved in the the Communist Command’s 1 investigation of the slaying of four-day truce, which ends at 7 'United Mine Workers official am- Monday, Saigon time. Joseph A. Yablonski said Sadir
on strategy against Israel Saturday, and a spokesman reported that they had reviewed the Middle East situation “in the light
Syria, Sudan and Iraq—discussed Israel’s “repeated aggression against Arab countries.”
Riad said the leaders formed
Government spokesmen said Sunday that South Vietnamese
of U.S. support for Israeli ,W? 'nm'"ittees>„ona polilicaljPresident Carnal Abdel Nasser aggression America,, Egypt’ Ki"g HuSSCin « Jor'
ence to supply Israel with war- at ,he second session, scheduled;”?"- PreS'dent Noreddin* Massi w were namea a, ,n
for Sunday. |of s>Tia, Maj. Gen. Gaffer Ni-lfl’ a J # in
The Arab leaders are holding^^ hare
- • • • - q paid a total of $3,450 to the other
second Cairo meeting ?ay t5e invest>gation has “come
against a background of in-j a end.’* — ,,t„,ai.icBC
creasing military hostilities and A federal grand jury which troops fought two sharP battles
political tension in the Middle has probed the slayings* for two ~~ --
East- ! weeks indicted four Cleveland-
area residents on charges of Attending the conference are j1conspiring to kill Yablonski, his
planes and other arms.” Egyptian Foreign Minister
wife and daughter.
In those indictments Paul E. Gilly, 36, and his wife, Annette, 29, were named as being in
R-N Hawaii Tour Hostess Named
Interior Minister Saleh Am-
two alleged conspirators,
HIGHLIGHTS OF TOUR, Pg. 3-A
Betty Hughes, woman’s editor of The Abilene Reporter-News, will be hostess for the fourth annual tour of Hawaii to be sponsored by the newspaper, according to publisher Andrew B. Shelton.
Hawaiian Holiday ’70 leave Abilene on May 7 for deluxe 10-day tour of the 50th state. The number of Big Country residents joining this tour has grown each year and it is now one of the most popular public service projects of the newspaper.
This special Reporter-News tour has been carefully planned to make it one of the most complete and exciting visits to enchanting Hawaii. The cost includes first - class hotels, guided tours to all Important sites on the four biggest islands, all transportation and most meals. The price per person is $798.
Mrs. Hughes will act as hostess throughout the trip and will also be sending back stories and photographs of the Big Country visitors in Hawaii. A prize winning editor and writer, she has been with The Reporter-News 14 years.
She is planning a gala affair at the Abilene airport for tour members and their friends to
mash. They met at Zahara Pa- CjiTv °,ni o* tare, the Cairo suburbs. ;bra„ w «Mta 21.
Inurns tae’VaT-th'e dimen- Bu' ,,.he,*rand iu,'-v has S’ven
sions of the potentially danger-where the ,u"d ous military situation and the! . . .
United Sta.es role in this situs-ke^ a«
federal official, who was not
In a speech a week ago the identified, was quoted as say Egyptian leader blamed the ing.
United States for worsening the-—--
Middle East situation by supplying arms to Israel.
There was no immediate comment here on reports that President Nixon has already decided to supply Israel with addition fast Phantom jets.
But in an editorial written be-j fore the reports reached Egypt j the weekly newspaper Akhbar
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truces were of Tet, the
PETTY HUNTER . . serious condition
Red UN Employe
BETTY HUGHES . . .tour hostess
el-Yom declared: “The balance
Charged as Spy
of power is always subject to; WASHINGTON (AP) — A So-
rapid shifts. If the United States '16 emPlo>’e of tbe United Na-
provides Israel with Phantoms1 cl0n:!,was arrested Saturday in ..... -i. -_____ - . Seattle U
out will come MIG2as for the Se^tle» Wash., and charged
with espionage, Atty. Gen. John
Arabs to fight with. And so escalation goes on until it reaches a stage where war can suddenly-become conflagration.”
get the trip started on a gay holiday.
A complete itinerary, other details and reservations for the. tour are available at Gay Travel ‘
The MIG23 is Russia's latest fighter and reputedly one of the best in the world.
According to the semiofficial daily Al Ahram each of the Arab leaders will give the meet-
Service, 1226 N. 3rd., or Abilene inS a comprehensive assess-Travel Service, Abilene National ment of the situation along all Bank Bldg. battlefronts and details of rein-
The Reporter-News has made forcements required to elimi-this Hawaiian trip an annual nate points of weakness. affair due lo reader demand. I The Cairo press said the lead-is year however, plans are ers will pay particular attention being made to add a European the situation on the eastern tour in the summer to the front-the cease-fire line separ-newspaper s public service j ating Jordan and Syria from the program. | Israelis.
N. Mitchell announced Saturday night.
The man was identified as Aleksandr V. Tikhomirov, 37, who worked in the United Nations secretariat.
Tikhomirov was taken into custody by FBI agents in downtown Seattle after he allegedly received “materials relating to the national defense of the United States,” the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.,
T he man who allegedly gave the materials to Tikhomirov was not identified.
The FBI said Tikhomirov met with the unidentified individual on Dec. 6, 1969, in Seattle, to make arrangements for another meeting on Feb. 7. The Soviet national also gave the alleged
Abilene police arrested a 19-year-old youth Saturday in connection with the 1:25 a.m. shooting of Petty D. Hunter, a former three-year football letterman for the Abilene High School Eagles.
Hunter, shot four times at the Black Satin Lounge, was in serious condition Saturday night in the Intensive Care Unit of Hendrick Memorial Hospital. Hunter, 19, lives at 725 . , .Mesquite,
informant $300, FBI Director J. cCTt r ^
Edgar Hoover said. t Emerson, of he
The Russian was formally ^™nal InvfRation Division charged with conspiring to com-! * 1 £*a!T5 a,>Tutb at 6J.25
mit espionage bv obtaining such ? ‘. ^ and booked him
Evidence indicated the gre-
called be-Jnade, a U.S. fragmentation lunar new'type, was thrown over a seven* year* j to* wall onto a patio, possibly
Vietnamese informants in Da 3 ';e*lic,e PassinR the club Nang Saturday reported police " , !- 5 ,5rt0 Marines
intercepted a truck carrying 83 + S e nal act of an Aus* Soviet-designed AK47 assault ri ,ra,ian fioor show-Bes into the city, South Viet-1 Witnesses said the grenade nam’s second largest. Two Viet- pxploded at “about table namese in the truck were ar-'heifiht,” blasting shrapnel rested and were reported to through the audience. Fifty-two have admitted they were Viet nf I he wounded were hospital-Cong. ized.
'I here was no Immediate In- Official spokesmen said the
incident was “apparently not the result of enemy action,”
The Da Nang area has been
U.S. DEPARTMENT OE COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU <WM»h*r Map, Pg. J-A)
the scene of several racial incidents of violence among U.S. servicemen, and investigators were said to be looking into the
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Sunday. Fa.r and cooler Sunday night, 35- plications.
40, hiqh Monday naar 60. Southerly winds
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Sunset last night: 6:17» aunrlsa today: 7:28; sunset tonight; 6:18 Barometer reding af IO p.m.: ?f 33. Humidity at IO p.m.: 90 per cent.
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ed between blacks and whites, and Marines at the club doubted that the incident was racially instigated.
‘ I don’t think that’s got anything to do with it,” said one slightly wounded Marine, Lance Cpl. Leo Doublin of Birmingham, Ala., a Negro.
“Morale is pretty bad right now.” he said. “I just don't understand how anybody could do a thing like this.”
Board to Check
mit espionage by obtaining such -‘ f , hooked him
materials with the intent that1 0 clty Jai1 for “investigation
they would be used to the ad-|0f assault Wlth intent to vantage of the Union of Soviet ro0™61*-” He said the youth gave Qnnioiict — a San Angelo addrp« hut u-ac
a San Angelo address but was arrested at a local residence.
Sgt. Emerson said a preliminary police report said Hunter was shot with a small' caliber weapon in his left forearm, shoulder and rib cage. A fourth bullet grazed his temple. Two bullets were found
Arraignment will be as soon as possible, Hoover added.
Tikhomirov came to the United States in June, 1965. and was employed by the United Nations as a translator, authorities said.
He was born Sept. 4, 1932, in
Gorki, U.S.S.R. , r— ...... ,„uliU
Tikhomirov was arrested fol-lin his cbest but one may have lowing the meeting Saturday,|come from the shoulder wound, Hoover added. jhe said.
Tikhomirov lives at the Excel-' Hunter in 1966 was the first sior Hotel in New York City Negro to play on the Abilene with his wife and young daugh-jHigh football team. His best ter, authorities said. position was defensive end. Jn
If convicted, he faces a maxi-11968, he was described by Coach mum penalty of IO years impris- David McWilliams as “at 6-9 onment or * *,/v " LiJ “*
A blue-ribbon e I g h t - rn a n Laughroy, Chief Deputy Bernice
111/ Ka O IVf non I a _ * J
p, F an-nimams as ai o-z simmons University
a $10,000 fine, orjand 190 pounds, quick and agile Orville Cunningham-_ )for s*2e M [City Councilman
review board hasbeen named ti! Filmonf MaraiTamT another interview applicants for jobs deputy.
with the J’ay^r Cmjntjr Sheriff’si Maxwell added that if there
Office, Sheriff George Maxwell was a Negro applicant for a job
announced Saturday. a Negro deputy would serve on
In addition the present one- the board, and if a Latin-page application form is to be American applied a Utm-replaced with a more thorough American deputy would serve six-page blank based on the one This is the first time such a used by the city police, Maxwell board has been set up to
sa'd- interview applicants for the
Maxwell pointed out that six Sheriff’s Office.
of his deputies are going to In the near future there will schooj in their own time to be two positions open with his qualify for the West Texas office, Maxwell said Council of Governments’ law On March I there will be a job
Pr!mam‘ ,, , , , as night jailor open and it pays
We are all trying to better;$425 per month.
this department, he said, On April 15 there will be a
c . , vacancy for an outside
Serving on the review board patrolman, or relief patrolman will be Dr. Garvin Beauchamp, The job pays $460 per month vice president for student Applicants should be between
pei sonnet at Abilene Christian J2l and 45 years of age in good College; McMurjy College’.sjhealth, with good eyesight, a Dean Jackson King; Hardin-high school diploma and able to
Simmons University’s Deanjcome through “a rigid Abilene background investigation J* said Tom Maxwell.
By ROBERT E. FORD Associated Press Writer It took the Weather Bureau a hundred years to admit it: Texas weather is different-different from one minute to another and different from weather any place in the world. As the bureau put it officially recently:
“There are few places in the world where the weather is more restless, where air mass changes and local and regional-scale weather disturbances are more numerous than in Texas.” The statement was made by Robert Orton, the state climatologist, whose recent six-page summary of weather for the last century reads like a suspense story with Texans waiting fen: the next blow.
Orion sought to modify the tenors of the last century by saying most of the Texas weather is “quite ordinary”—and it could be that if no one ever looks at the high points.
Orton reviewed the weather on the anniversary of a congressional resolution one hundred years ago on Feb. 9 directing military posts to make regular observations.
There already were 14 weather stations in Texas. Twenty years later there were 78. Now there are more than 900 points recording the weather, ranging from ladies observing official instruments under the peach tree In the back yard to highly trained observers trying to use science to beat the odds of the
state’s cantankerous weather.
Want to know some of the records?
Heat is a way of life in Texas. A hundred degrees is super-hot. Ten degrees higher and it seems the discomfort doubles. Watch it climb to 120 and the misery is quadrupled.
That 120 is the highest ever officially recorded in Texas. It occurred in the bustling town of Seymour in North Central Texas Aug. 12, 1936, but there wasn’t much bustling that day.
Remember, this was before the days of almost universal air conditioning.
There is no evidence after all these years where the thermometer was In 1936, but after a while a Weather Bureau supervisor arrived to see why Sey-
mour had such high temperatures.
He found that the observer, Mrs. Veda Daugherty, had the weather instrument housing under a tree. The supervisor ordered it moved out into the middle of a sun-burned patch of peas, but for reasons never determined, the town’s temperature never hit 120 again despite moving the thermometer house into the sun.
The coldest day: Take your pick of several.
The lowest official thermometer reading was 23 below zero, occurring twice.
The first was at Tulia Feb. 12. 1899. The range was from that figure up to 6 below zero in North Texas and only about
8 degrees above In the extreme southern portion of state.
The second time it hit 23 below was Feb. 8, 1933. at Seminole. Muleshoe recorded 21 below, Romero and Stratford 20 below on the 7th and 8th. But the last severe cold did not penetrate deep into the state.
Depending on the location, residents of two other areas could nominate their towns for some sort of record.
despite its currents, able to support walkers. But by 4 p.m. that day, the channel was free to navigation.
These are Galveston and the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
On Jan. 8, 1886, a blizzard brought the temperature to ll degrees above zero at Galveston—a drop of 54 degrees in 18 hours. News stories tell of Galveston Bay frozen over on tht 9th with ms Ult channel,
The Lower Rio Grande Valley residents with their citrus trees remember Jan 27-Feb. 3, 1951. At Brownsville, the temperature was freezing or below for 93 hours, 65 of these consecutive. This was enough to kill 75 per cent of the citrus trees.
most rainfall In 18 consecutive hours. The deluge came Sept. 9-10, 1921. Measured were 36 40 inches, with 38.2 inches in the 24-hour period.
And, oh, how It has rained this century, Clarksville, a pioneer settlement in Northeast Texas, recorded 109.38 inches in 1873.
Thrall in Central Texas has the dubious honor of getting a United Statal record for Un
Like rain and cold, snow records depend on where you are and your reaction to it.*
There Is no question that the residents of Romero, In Hartley County, decided they had enough in the winter of 1923-24 when snow for the season totaled 65 inches. Amarillo, Canyon and Perryton each had more than 40 inches.
If you liv*d on the Texas coast, 1895 was the big snow. On Feb. 14, the coast was
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