Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 28, 1970, Abilene, Texas
3 STAR FINAL
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES'—Byron
89TH YEAR, NO. 255 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS. 79604, SATL!RDAY~MORNING|
FEBRUARY 28, 1970—THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 10c DAILY—20c SUNDAY Associated Press(JF)
Williams' Wife Fired
Conflict' Cited; Husband Is Heatly Opponent
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80 Texas House seat hold hv Williams th™ « »«»• state* a conflict of interest, so Williams said his wife has not merce.
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learned Friday that she has Feb 5 letter- ann fnrra Vn.. JA,, Jo L *ST\u • , of commerce was among other
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Mrs Williams, contacted al a date of jSS AU ^WillS md The SVlihmTsaM "lie" ’smd"'he'Juid 7"\^/Th‘"j ™mmfnt Quanah in North Texas, said you should say is that you are ceiled Friday also was s,Sned meet with' his lawyers at o a T talk T mTaltevs Z
nTm!TT'VT 3 iler aFridJ5' **?*”"'* v0,un,ari,y and « is by Miss Hodge and that it cited am. Monday and hoped to have Monday" WH tams laid morning informing her that she not your responsibility to re-"conflict of interest" as the rea-1 a plan of action bv that even- ?’t i' , of ,hs has been dismissed by the Tex- lease such information son. "It is a dismissal notice* ring r««,,es*t for "is wife’s resigna-
as Agricultural Extension Ser- "All The Associated Press Williams said flatly. Williams has said previously .1°WT,V,ef ‘5? •‘"J:
"Tmh "nims ‘and her ^ ^ ^ Ti -. * _ ^ ' ««■* . was] that he was told
Welcome to H-SU
Two veteran members of the Hardin - Simmons University Board of Trus-A Pender, center, and Mrs. L. H. Beckham greet Fort Worth banker Charles Brinkley, a new trustee, to the group's annual spring meeting Friday. (H-SU News Photo)
Hardin-Simmons Trustees Okay $3.7 Million Budget
husband, who is seeking to take away the Democratic party nomination from Rep. Heatly, said they will make no decision on what action to take until consulting lawyers Monday.
Rep. Heatly, 57, chairman of the powerful Texas House Ap- ABILENE
propriations Committee, testi- Municipal Airport .......06
fied for two hours and 15 min- Total for Year I 88 Abilene and area towns were1 Maximum temperatures Fri- CFfOND DION Kl?
lites Thursday before a federal Normal for Year iqj nght in steP with the rest of day varied fr,)m 74 degrees at
grand jury in San Antonio. f ......... the state Friday as far as the Brownsville and 72 at El Paso QUINT IS DEAD
•03 weather is concerned. down to 56 at Big Spring
More Rain Might Still Be Coming
valid contention for conflict of interest, and possibly aimed at other conflicts of interest within the legislature.”
He declined to elaborate but hinted that he may consider taking the matter of his wife’s job to court.
The grand jury has been in-XNSOv 9ft, t ..............—*.
vestigating alleged pressure in rat r iMrrn ............ tv I !own:s In the pl# ( olin,r> Rainfall amounts for a 24-hour
the race for Heatly’s legislative mr sPRiNjr.............. ll' [eportod at ‘east a ,race of rain Period ending Friday night inpost. In addition to Williams, r Vkyvfi / ............. ^beginning about I p.m. Friday, eluded .18 of an inch at Aus-
Hpativ ic focinct ex—CU!— ,--- t'jijii ............ 20 nnd ,hp weatherman says there tin, Rig Spring .13 Midland 32
0«|ir, a 20 per cent chance for more San Antonio ll and
neatly is facing opposition from rr FrKFNR I nr it a Republican for the first time BRECKKNRIDGE
Hardin-Simmons University trustees Friday in their annual spring meeting adopted a $3,719,115 budget for the next fiscal year and heard plans for an April 13 kickoff meeting of the President’s Club on the campus.
In other action, trustees also; —Recommended the awarding of honorary' doctorates to the Rev. Ed Crow, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Brownfield; Dr. Willis J. Whitfield, Albuquerque scientist, and the Rev Charles Willis Bryan, Southern Baptist missions executive of Richmond, Va.
— Passed a motion that $1 million in endowment funds in the school’s $10-million goal in the ‘‘Profile for Progress,” be designated for a faculty enrichment program. This would include help to the faculty in advanced study, special meetings and related activities.
—Authorized the Executive Committee of the trustees to assist in securing the services of a professional consultant to help in planning the 10-year ‘‘Profile for Progress” program and to
examine the feasibility of launching a financial campaign at an appropriate date in the
—Heard a report from J. E. Connally, chairman of the Building and Grounds committee. Connally said that the architectural firm of Boone
and Pope of Abilene has been secured to work on the plans for the new home of President and Mrs. Skiles.
The Van Ellises of Dallas on Nov. 21 of last year made $100,000 gift to the school with
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Winters Honors Carroll Tatum
Jiiuan ior me first time. RRnwvwnnn m 1 . 1
Mrs. Williams said she was BUFFALO GAP .......... ' V HST , I The Wea,hcr Bureau
au„ ......... lr Abilene recorded .06 of an inch led
expecting the dismissal, in COLORADO CITY ........36 brincim? the vearlv total to I 88
view of other things that have I COM ANC HF ni I8 mp ye*rtly InJal 10 1 m
e iwr ..............04 >nches. Normal for the year is
DL BLIN ..................06 i.94
ii? Inf Tri t.................. .05 Colorado City recorded
uMiriL ............... ^r‘ heav*est rainfall with .36 of an
V,Y .................20 inch. Westbrook reported .32 of
KNOX CII Y ............. Tr. an inch
MUNDAY ................. Tr
WEATHER .U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map, Pg. 17-B) ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mile radius) — Mostly cloudy Saturday and Saturday night becoming partly cloudy with a chance of scattered thundershowers Sunday. Hiqh Saturday 60-65; low Saturday night lower 50s; high Sunday 75; 20 per cent chance for thundershowers winds southerly 5-15 miles per
. 12:00 ........
for 24 - hours
High and low p.m.: 47 and 61.
High and low same date last year; 64 and 43.
Sunset last night: 6: 34; sunrise today: 7:08. sunset tonight; 6:35.
Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 28.11, Humidity at 9 p.m.: IOO per cent.
60 60 57 56 56 55 55
By DUB MASON Reporter-News Staff Writer
WINTERS - ‘‘We don’t need a new philosophy, a new Constitution, nor a new Declaration of Independence in America. What we need to do is ‘dust’ off the ones we have then follow the message they provide for us,” Dr. C. L. Kay, assistant president of Lubbock Christian College, told about 250 citizens at the annual Winters Chamber of Commerce Banquet Friday night.
‘‘The America I want,” he said, ‘‘This is the age of confusion, confusion about the economic system, about crime, and about the war in Vietnam.
“During the decade of the 60s, we experienced much growth .and too many traumatic experience. I would hope that as we step cautiously into the decades of the 70s, we do so with faith in our country’s, tradition, and ifs past. If we can but look backward at the 60s then realize the lesson it has taught us, we can move into the future with much more confidence.” he said.
Highlight of the dinner was the announcement that Carroll E. Tatum was the “Outstanding Citizen of the Year.”
Last year’s “Citizen,” Ray
happened.” She said she earlier had refused a request to resign her post.
“I don’t believe that I’m wrong in my decision,” she said.
She said the dismissal notice cited “conflict of interest” since she holds a state job and her husband is running for state office.
Mrs. Williams said the letter, dated Thursday, was signed by her supervisor, Miss Fern Hodge, district home demonstration agent at Vernon.
.Among 17 witnesses testifying before the federal grand jury here was Dr. John Hutchison of College Station, director of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, which is in charge of home demonstration agents.
Hutchison said in an earlier telephone interview that Mrs. Williams originally was asked to resign under a long standing policy of the Extension Service and that there was no pressure involved in the decision to ask her to submit a resignation.
He termed it a conflict of interest
Williams said another letter, also from Miss Hodge and dated Feb. 5, told her to resign as of Feb. 28.
Williams quoted Miss Hodge as writing at that time, Feb. 5, that the reason for her resignation should read: “Because
CARROLL E. TATUM ... top citizen
Alderman made the announcement and presented a large plaque to Tatum for his contributions to the community and to the schools.
James Cowlishaw was named president of the chamber for the coming year which begins March I, while M. D. (Doc) Johnston was named vice I president; Mrs. Raymond
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Showers and thunderstorms roamed vast areas of Texas Fri-
..............r^r' day as low clouds over
dopant .................20 hunK mucdl of the state-
c\TvniTD .................. .20 PreciP'tation spread from
................ Tr. Houston to San Antonio areas
Amusements ...... 16, 17A
Bridge ............... 33
Church News ......... 73
Classified ......... 12-17 B
............ . 8, 9B
Editorials ............. 6B
Farm .............. 154
Markets ........ . . IO, I IB
Obituaries ........ 3 4
Sports ............ 7.11A
TV Log ............. 17B
TV Scout ............ 17B
Women's News ...... 4, 5B
STAMFORD ........... Tr
SWEETWATER ... . Tr
SYLVESTER ............ 18
TUSCOLA ...... . Tr
WEINERT ............ Tr
and north to Dallas and west to Abilene.
Other rains moistened Northeast Texas and the state’s Panhandle.
Wink .17. predict-
the showers would move eastward out of the state by late Saturday.
MONTREAL (AP) - Mrs. Marie Houle, one of the Dionne quintuplets, died Friday following a brief illness,
Mrs. Hoyle, second of the quints to die, was 35.
She was married to Andre Houle of Montreal.
Marine Gets Life In Scurry Killing
AWOL Marine, pleaded guilty in
u-n?T?n?°K .............32 der cloudless skies late in the
WINTERS ............... Tr.levening.
LU LAC Leader
Asks for Unity
®.Pas?,was !** “"'y c“y I"'I District Court Friday morning
in Snyder to a charge of murder and was handed a life sentence in prison by Judge Sterling Williams.
The youth, from Kutzlow, Pa., was charged with killing Jake Letson Sellars, 70, of Abilene on Nov. 5, 1969, and dumping his body near a fence beside a country road, nine-tenths of a miles west of Delmont.
By SIMON BENFIELD Reporter-News Staff Writer
“Stop back-biting” was the message for all Mexican-Americans across the country From former Houston Corporation Judge Alfred J. Hernandez,
treasurer, and board directors
Celestiono Chia and Community
Action Program Director, Joe Ramon.
Pointing out that LULAC was founded 41 years ago, he acknowledged that the has been
CITES PROSECUTORS REMARKS
speaking at .
installation banquet Friday night ()I8amzaBon
of the league of United Latin. Turn to LULAC, Pg 2-A American Citizens (LULAC).
“Let us forget our petty differences and work to benefit ourselves and our community with better homes, schools — better everything,” he said.
The dinner was partly a fund raising affair at $10-a-piate, and partly to install new officers for the coming year.
Formally taking office as president of the Abilene chapter of LULAC was Morris Hernandez; Jesse Garcia, secretary; Manuel Hernandez, treasurer; Pete Barrera, sub-,
At the time, Matthews absent without official leave from the Naval Air Station and Automated Service Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Sellars was returning from a meeting of the West Texas Water Assn. in Lubbock when the youth hitched a ride with him. called Matthews covered the body with grass after killing Belial’s with a
— Thomasjpistol he had allegedly 18-year-old from th Marine base.
Authorities didn't suspect Matthews was involved In the murder until his arrest the following Sunday in Houston when he tried to purchase items in a Sears store there with Sellars’ credit card.
The Abilene man had been reported missing when he failed to return home the night of the meeting in Lubbock. His car was discovered abandoned in Robstown the day after the murder.
Matthews admitted t h e
was murder to authorities and led them to the country road where the body was hidden.
He was placed in Scurry County Jail and had been held without bond since Sundav, Nov. 9.
Matthews* attorney Gene Dulaney of Snyder was present when the guilty plea was entered.
Chicago 7 Lawyer Asks Retrial
CHICAGO (AP) - William M. Kunstler, an attorney for the Chicago Seven, said Friday his clients are entitled to a new trial because of remarks attributed to the chief prosecutor.
Kunstler, in a statement, said that if reports of the speech by Thomas A. Foran, U.S. district attorney, were true, “then he owes both the defendants and the law an obligation to ask the U.S. Court of Appeals to reverse their convictions at once.”
He said the riot conspiracy case should be returned to the district court for retrial.
Foran, said Thursday night in a speech, that in a bloody confrontation during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, the police “got even” with the protesters.
Kunstler said that In the trial Foran and prosecution wit
nesses “took the position that the demonstrators had attacked the police that evening and that the latter were only interested in clearing the intersection to restore normal pedestrian and vehicular traffic.”
Commenting in New York Friday night in an interview on the WOR-TV, Barry Gray Show, Kunstler said Foran “has just announced publicly that he knew the demonstrators didn’t attack the police.
“This raises all sorts of legal and ethical problems,” Kunstler said. “The main event in this trial is still ahead of us.”
Meanwhile, in an interview broadcast over ABC television’s Evening News program Foran said his remarks were consistent with the position the government took at the trial.
“It was the government posi-
Hon throughout the trial that I that the court should not blame some of the police had gotten them for the scattered violence
out of control,” Foran said Another defense lawver, Thomas P. Sullivan of Chicago, meanwhile filed a reply in the U.S. 7th circuit Court of Appeals, asking again for bail for the seven defendants.
Five of the seven defendants were convicted of inciting riots at the time of the 1968 Democratic National Convention and were sentenced to five years in prison.
All seven also were jailed on contempt sentences ranging
which occurred as a protest against the trial.
The two trial defense lawyers, Kunstler and Leonard I. Weing-lass, also were given contempt sentences but execution of the sentences was delayed to May «1 to allow them to handle motions! for their clients.
Jn his speech, Foran also said Kunstler and Weinglass were nothing more than “mouthpieces.”
“There’s no greater insult I can give them. They were like
2/4 months t0 2^4 years by;doctors who take out gall blades. District Court Judge Julius !ders when there is nothing J. Hoffman. wrong with the patient.”
Sullivan, representing the de- He said defendants Kennard
fendants on the appeal issue, said the defendants were not “dangerous men to be at large,” and added in a footnote
C. “Rennie” Davis, 29, and Jerry C. Rubin, 31, continually whispered insulting, obscene remarks to Foran and his assist
ant, Richard G. Schultz, during the trial.
“Rubin is a baby, a kid who is very conscious of his Jewishness. Schultz is Jewish, too, and so Rubin would fire filth at him sotto voice so the judge couldn’t hear,” Foran said.
Foran also described his view of the Aug. 28, 1968 confrontation at the Conrad Hilton Hotel between police and demonstrators at the lime of the Democratic National Convention. He said he was in his car at the scene.
“For 18 minutes the police moved in and got even for what they had been taking from the demonstrators for three days. After that the police felt great. They were smiling and waving and you could see it was a great psychological thing for them,” he said.
LULAC leaders convene
stanId,JnS left, and Jesse Garcia, right, meet with former
rioht hinm!!iP°7 '°,n u •Alfred J- Hernandez, center, at the Friday
nroclw . a . Moms Hernandez and Garcia were installed as
oi the League of united utta Amer-