Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 21, 1970, Abilene, Texas
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OTHYEAR. N-OJ48_phqNE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 2UwilIm^p^^iwroilR SECTIONS
Big Country Banqueting
10c DAILY—20c SUNDAY Associated Press (FP)ACC Inaugurates President Today
Historian, educator, preacher, city councilman, professor, patriot, bank director. . .all are words to describe Dr. John C. Stevens. But Saturday he will be honored as the eighth president in the 63-year history of Abilene Christian College.
A native of Richland, Tex., and member of the ACC faculty and administration since 1948.
Dr. Stevens will be officially inaugurated during ceremonies in Moody Coliseum-Auditorium on the ACC campus.
Inaugural ceremonies will begin at IO a.m.
Saturday is also “John C. Stevens Day’* in Abilene, according to last week's proclamation by the city’s mayor, J. C. Hunter, Jr. The
other five Abilene City Councilmen also have passed a resolution praising the ACC chief executive for his “loyalty, sincerity, hard work and devotion to the welfare Gf Abilene and its citizens.” Registration of delegates for the day’s activities will begin at 8 a m. The ceremonies follow at IO a m. A luncheon at I p.m. and
reception at 3:15 p.m. will also honor Dr. Stevens.
Featured speaker during the IO a m. ceremonies will be Dr. Bevington A. Reed, Texas commissioner of higher education. A native of Eastland County, Dr. Reed has served as a public school principal and college dean and holds a PhD from Texas Tech in Lubbock.
N. Yiets Overrun Laos Plain of Jars
VIENTIANE, I^aos (AP) — withdrawal as possible...it’s no namese campaign is believed to
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Anson's top citizens
Honored Friday at the annual banquet of the Anson Chamber of Commerce were Bill Lepard and Mrs. Joy Cul well (holding plaques). The two were named outstanding woman and male citizen. Presenting the awards were last years winners, Mrs. A. J. Smith Jr. and M. E. Carothers, the organizations new vice president. See story Page 1-C. (Staff Photo by Jim Conley)
Added Albany attraction
Guests at the Albany Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Friday night enjoyed a sample of the “bort Griffin Fandangle” which will be presented in June. See story on Page 1-C. (Staff Photo bv Loretta Fulton)
Tanks and about 6,(KH) North Vietnamese Army troopsseized Xieng Khouang airstrip early Saturday and by mid day con trolled virtually all of the strategic Plain of Jars, official sources said.
They said the tanks led the attack, ripping gap in the defenses for assault units of two regiments committed to the bat-mand post. Sources in Vientiane said the strikes were made and the dump and command post destroyed.
Sources in Saigon said scores of American and Laotian afforce fighter bombers launched heavy strikes over the plain in efforts to slow the advancing North Vietnamese.
U.S. officials in Vientiane said no Americans were involved in the ground fighting.
The attackers’ thrust carried them to Ban Thang, a landing zone eight miles southwest of Xieng Khouang, where most of the airstrip’s 1,200 defenders had regrouped, sources said.
They added that the government troops, mainly Meo tribesmen, were continuing to withdraw toward the hills to the wet. It was reported they probably were preparing to pull back near Meo Gen. Vang Pao’s secret mountain headquarters at Long Cheng, 30 miles Southwest of the Plain of Jar.
“It appears to be as orderly a
rout,” one source said, “but be protection of the Ho Chi Minh there s no doubt about it, the trail—a network of infiltration plain has gone.” routes through eastern Laos
There was no immediate re- along which the Hanoi govern-port on casualties. Sources here ment sends troops into South feared the government losses Vietnam, would be heavy because of the Had the government troop size and ferocity of the North held control of the plain and Vietnamese attack. then moved farther east, they
Une goal of the North Viet-would have jeopardized the trail.
Master of ceremonies for the program will be Dr. Walter H. Adams, ACC vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college from 1932 to Sept. I, 1969.
Leading the inaugural procession of more than 500 delegates as chief marshal will be Dr. Fred J. Barton, dean of th® graduate school and director of the institute for research at the college.
Following Dr. Barton in the procession will come several groups, each with its own marshal. More than 200 delegates from colleges and universities in the United States and several other countries will follow- their marshal, Ken Rasco, ACC registrar.
| First delegate will be Dr. Earle McMp ACC associate professor o; e, who holds a PhD from S> Andrews University in Scotland, founded in 1411. ACC officials reported more than 50 college presidents, deans and vice presidents will attend
North Vietnamese-Pathot to1.?' representing
forces had been driven hack in ,, p . L W|tt three previous efforts to capture # _ J
the airtrip. fesfr, ementUS °i ch#T'S,P'
Col Thongpan Knosky, a anrt former pres,dpm of ,h* spokeman for the Defense Min-; istry, said about 200 North Vietnamese troops attacked the air ! strip Friday but retreated after a seven-hour fight, leaving 70 bodies on the battlefield.
American Academy of Basic Turn to ACC, Pg. 2-A
Chicago 5 Defendants Get Fine, Maximum Jail Term
CHICAGO (AP) — Five men convicted of inciting riots during the 1968 Democratic National Convention were sentenced Friday to five years in prison, fined $5,000 and ordered to pay the costs of the prosecution.
Judge Julius J. Hoffman of U.S. District Court ordered that their sentences run concurrently with contempt sentences he levied on the defendants over the weekend.
The prison sentences were the maximum the judge could have set according to the 1968 federal antiriot law under which the men were tried. He could have fined them as much as $10,000.
Richard G. Schultz, an assist ant U.S. district attorney, said
Judge Hoffman to undergo bar scrutiny, Pg. 8-A
Kunstler objected to the quick sentencing but Judge Hoffman said that has been his policy for
“I think it is wrong legally
after the sentencing that the
cost of prosecuting the five-i . ,, ..
month trial would be more than nior ally, Kunstler said.
$140,000. I “To say I am morally
The biggest cost of the prose-wrong,” the judge said,
, 1 ii,. . . I sunset nisi ntgni: o:ut
coition was the price of court!only add to your present trou- 7:3?, sunset tomqht: 6:02 transcripts which Schultz esti- Wes" ' ! BSB*
mated at $35,000 to $38,000. Witness costs could run as high as $20,000. The defendants cannot
U. S. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map. Pf. ISO
ABILENE AND VICINITY (AVmllt radius) — Mostly cloudy with chant* pf light rain or snow Saturday and Saturday night, Cloudy to partly cloudy Sunday with no important temparatur* chang#*. High Saturday mid 50* Low Saturday night mld-30%. High Sunday In SO*. Probability of measurable precipitation. per cant.
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Wefare Will Get School Money
AUSTIN (AP) — Gov. Pres-!enough to keep welfare spending Smith came up Friday with jng at current ieveis through a stopgap solution to a welfare I ... . *
crisis that threatened to make I a* year* Aug-
220,000 needy Texans even poor-!31* said Welfare Com
er and to put some nursing jmissioner Herb Wilson, homes out of business. j “Additional transfers will be
He shifted $13.5 million from necessary in the future. The
appropriations for new medical amounts and sources will be
schools into the state welfare ...
fund determined by the success and
r,,i *• .... . . ., courses of action,” Smith said
This will be enough to avoid- in a statement.
temporarily, at least-cuts in The governor said bp
medical assistance and Aid to not call a special‘legislative se^ Famines with Dependent Chil-10 meet ,hf welfa,.g “
be assessed for the cost of the jury. Jurors’ fees and expenses amounted to more than $150,000.
There were no incidents or outbursts in the courtroom dur-j ing the sentencing of David T.j Dellinger, 54; Abbott ll. Hoff-1 man, 31; Thomas E. Hayden,!
31; Rennard C. Davis, 29; and Jerry C. Rubin, 31. Miss Lila Fern Martin, 58,
The defendants’ families and Abilene city secretary for the friends were excluded from the last 33 years, died at 1:50 p.m courtroom and the entire 23rd floor of the Federal Building.
Defense lawyer William M.
City Secretary Dies in Hospital
dren that the state Public Welfare Board ordered for April I.
But it “probably won’t” belents.”
“There will be no reductions in the payments to welfare recipi-
B'wood Jury Finds Bourbon Guilty
BROWNWOOD - Rae Bourbon, charged In the slaying of A. I). Blount, was found guilty of murder with malice late Friday night by a Brownwood jury that deliberated for more than four hours.
The jury is scheduled to reconvene in the morning to set sentencing.
Bourbon, 76, is accused of killing Blount, who was shot to death in a money dispute involving the boarding of Bourbon’s pets.
Friday in Hendrick Hospital after a six-day illness.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Hiker -Warren Funeral home.
Miss Martin, of 4201 Don Juan, was born near Carbon in Eastland County Feb. 15, 1912.
She graduated from Ralls High School and attended business school in Lubbock.
She came to Abilene and worked as a deputy in the Taylor County clerk’s office from 1932-36. She later worked in an abstract office and became city secretary in May of 1937.
She’d been city secretary since then and had written or
supervised the writing of about LILA FERN MARTIN
6,000 pages of city council . . t secretary since 1937
minutes, watched the passage off
more than 2,500 ordinances, and She was a member of the written up or supervised aboutljl0Cal Sunshine Club, the Merry 3,400 pages involved in those ^latrori a°d the Martha
ordinances. Sunday school class at First
Miss Martin had served under Baptist Church where she had
five city managers and ll been a member since coming to
She said in a 1968 Interview Survivors are four sisters;
that after 30 years she still Mrs• J- Powell of Paducah,
didn t get bored. “There’s Br. Gladys Hudson of Glendale,
rvzARwr Alo (api a rrvLe , ... something new every day.” Calif., Mrs. E. E. Shelhamer of
ing four-month-old girl who Ruckerh^nilfM^fl • F!*la!0ng about 6 or 7 °’c,ock to‘ Cit>r ManaSer H- p- Clifton in Pa™Pa and Mrs. Henry Leiv of must have medicate for eni bv hpr raJi, nl he examined night after it had been so long the same interview said, “In my Lx)s Angeles, (’alif.; several
lensy three SSfSvS , and the babV b™* sick - I 5* years I ve heard no person nieces and nephews; and her
was found alive and aonarentlv vnliintporc wL * J!fflcers ai^thought they might find it but I say Lila Fern mistreated them1''losest friend, Mrs. Miriam
well Friday nicht more than a I he ceareh ha pa cipated in didnt think they’d find it alive.*’— that’s real hard to do in Buckley, with whom she had
day after her mother renorted hone when th I gU8n Up Karlier* two helicopters from working for the public: get mafle her home for the past 30 her missing rnolber p wben the notc was re-Ft. Rucker made low-level (nothing but praise and! years.
Ozark nntiee cair! chawn Yr,. I Zt;' a , Bights over this area of south-admiration.” 1---
Leroy was found in a wooded the rhiiH h™* 11 appeare? that east Alabama as the ground Miss Martin held executive
Leroy was found in a wooded the‘child hadI not been in Research progressed. positions in almost every
Tot Found Alive
Recognized in Haskell
ISew of hem were announced and special recognition given at the annual Haskell Chamber of Commerce banquet Friday night. TTiey are, from left, Bob I hilpot, incoming president; Virgil Sanamaker, “Outstanding Farmer;” ^ iiiLj|ber Burkett, special honoree for her work with the Chamber; and
PhotobyDub Mason”* ber President- See story on Page 1-C. (Staff
area near Alabama 105 just in-,woods for long side the city limits shortly after “ la note was found in her parents’ mailbox pinpointing the location.
The typewritten note said,
“Your baby is on Skipperville
Her mother said she entered a food store Thursday morning and the baby was gone when she returned to the car four minutes later.
The child’s great-grandmoth-
Officers estimated they ques-professional organization her job Honed more than 400 persons touched on, including high posts Thursday and Friday, in addi- in the Texas Municipal League, tion to making house-to-house She’d been president of the checks in a vain hope of finding Association of City Clerk and a witness to the kidnaping. 'Secretaries of Texas and had FBI agents also were taking been one of four vice presidents
day night that finding the child The father, Dennis McLeroy,! She had been in Who’s Who of
.Road outside the city.'’ er, Mrs. James E. Porterfield, an active part in the investigator the Munirina!
„J, ' PaTtS ,<K*,h* note toof Athens’ Ga., said there Friction. P S"ga ; officers Asst,ation
police, who rushed out and “*-*-* “■........1 — - - i Glutei a association.
found the baby.
The child was taken to Dale
County Hospital where doctors
she was in good condition.
was “a load lifted off. It’s a load God’s lifted off.”
Asked if she had ever given up hope, she said, “Maybe
20, a warrant officer candidate American Wtomen. at Ft. Rucker, again pleaded oil At one time she was also radio and television for the re- chairman of the City of Abilene turn of Ins only child. (Employes Advisory Board,
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