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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAR, NO. 204 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 8, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press (fP) lOc SUNDAY Israelis Down 3 MIGs Egyptian Targets Also Pounded TEL AVIV (AP) Israeli jets swung liilo action on tliree Arab fronts today, downing three Syrian planes, striking at Egyptian military targets and pounding guerrilla bases in Le- banon, the Israeli military com- mand said. The Syrian planes, Soviet- made MIG2ls, were intercepted as they tried to attack Israeli positions in the occupied Golan Heights. A spokesman said the dogfight look place at altitudes ranging from "very low" up to feel. Israel now claims, to have shot down 17 -Syrian planes since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, including three MIGs during an Israeli bombing mission into Syria last month. Other Israeli aircraft roved over the southern and central Suez Canal, hammering Egyp- tian war objectives in two raids lasting a total of almost two hours, the Israelis said. Planes also sweep into south- ern Lebanon to bomb and strafe Dickson Won't Seek 4th Term WAY DOWN SOUTH? The frozen south settled in today for more record-shatter- ing cold "as "temperatures plunged to near zero in many parts of the south. Here four men zoom down a mountain on Russell Scenic Highway near Blairsville, Ga., on sleds. (AP Wirephof.o) Gas Shortage Hampers Southwest Texas Heating By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A shortage.of natural gas for heating troubled the Del Rio- Eagle Pass, area in Southwest Texas loday as the coldest weather of the .season main- tained a numbing grip on most of the state. Officials said equipment re- pairs made during the night should bring a gradual return of gas Subfreezing temperatures chilled all sections except ex- treme Soulh Texas but lemp- near .dawn .generally were'a few degree's higher than at the same lime Wednesday. While skies were generally clear, cloudy to partly cloudy conditions in scattered areas tended' to slow the mercury's plunge. A sharp drop in natural gas pressure caused Del Rio's ma- yor, Dr. Alfredo Gutierrez, to declare a-municipal state of 'He urged Uiat.npn-dpmcsljc. use of the fuel be curtailed lo assure an adequate .supply for healing homes and hospitals. City crews Chance for Snow In Forecast Here Possible scattered light snow Friday -was included in the Abilene Weather Bureau's fore- cast Thursday, al6ng with con- tinued cold temperatu res; Temperatures here Wednesday night dipped to 23 degrees after an afternoon high of 41. Current predictions include 3 high loday of 35, low tonight of 20 and high Friday of 30. Ballingcr reported an over- night low of 19; while Easlland reported 20._________________ cut off deliveries lo large com- mercial users- Schools at Del Rio and San Felipe suspended classes loday as a precautionary measure. At Eagle Pass, 60 miles down the Rio Grande from Del Rio, manager Carlton Kelly ot the Eagle Pass Natural Gas Co. said pressure dropped because a compressor in .the Continental 'Field ruptured. He said this caused two other compressors lo overload and shut off, adding lliat one gas well "froze up" and became inoperative. Pressure at Del Rio dropped from a normal 250 pounds per square inch to between 30 and 35 pounds after two compressor pumps In Maverick County Chit- lam Field failed, officials re- ported. The same problem affected Bracketlville, Crystal City, Car- rizo Springs, LaPryor and Uvaldc. Workmen completed repairs near Eagle Pass afler nightfall Wednesday, officials said, and gradual restoration of normal gas service was expected. Although no shortages were reported elsewhere, gas con- sumption rose to record levels in other cities. In Dallas, a Lone Star gas Co. spokesman said uscage hit 2.242 billion cubic feet of gas, compared to a pre- vious high of 2.133 billion cubic feet two years.ago. Slav Family Extracts Vengeance in Blood PRIZREN, Yugoslavia (AP) For three years the Taci fam- ily stayed indoors lo escape the vengeance of the Mazreku fami- ly. Then Becir Tact venlured out to Ihe family's and lost his life. The two families live in the village of Mamusi, near Ihis southern Yugoslav town. Three years ago, some of the Taci clan killed two of Saban Mazreku's sons. Under Ihe tradition of this part of the Balkans, the killing entilled Ihe Mazrekus lo two Taci lives. The 180 members of the Tad clan confined themselves to their homes in an allempl lo stay alive. They denied Ihem- sclves all normal outside activi- ties. The children were not al- lowed lo go lo school But on the last day. of 1969, 23-year-old Becir Taci believed the Mazrekus were busy prepar- ing for Ihe New Year holiday. He decided it was sale to lake a-look at Ihe family's neglected vineyard, lo see what pould be done lo save it from ruin. While Ihe young man was busy there, word got lo Ihe Maiieku family. Saban, now 65, got a German machine gun tie had hidden away and wenl lo the vineyard. He fired 18 rounds point-blank inlo Becir. The killing was a setback (o efforts officials had been mak- ing to reconcile the Taci and Mazreku families and to end the vendetta code that blood must be repaid with blood. The district judge ordered six members lo the Mazreku family arrested, but olher townspeople say there will be no peace until Ihe Mazrekus kill a second Taci and avenge Saban's other dead son. SWEETWATER State Rep- resentative Temple Dickson announced Thursday that he could not seek a fourth term in the Texas House of Representa- tives. The Sweelwatcr lawmaker said he regretted the necessity of making the decision not to continue, but the increased demands of the office Had made service progressively more difficult in view of the demands of his law practice. "The necessity of my very frequent presence in Austin and other places away from home lias become such that I simply cannot afford lo continue, although iL lias been a rewarding and fascinating Dickson said in a press release. Dickson said his interest in stale government and politics would continue and that if in Ihe future his business com- mittments permitled, he would not the possibility of seeking anoth'er office. He" also said that he had enjoyed not only working on legislation with statewide effect but in working with Senator David Ratliff on matters affecting Howard, Mitchell and Nolan counties. Dickson was first elected lo the Legislature in 19 G 4 representing the 80lh District. In 1966 he was elected representa- tive from Ihe newly created 72nd district composed of Howard, Mitchell and Nolan counties. He was re-elected in 196B. During the last session, he served as chairman of the Common Carriers Commillee. He has also been vice chairman of Ihe committee and served on others including livestock and stock' raising, judiciary, criminal jurisprudence and public lands and buildings. He was sponsor of the Tort Claims Act passed during the last session. Dickson is a director of the Texas Law Enforcement Foundation, a member and past president of the Nolan Counly Bar Assn., a member of Ihe Stale and American Bar Assn. and is a past officer and member of the Swcetwater Lions Club and Sweelwater Jaycees. He graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor's Degee in 1950 and was awarded a law degree in 1960 from that university, lie attended American University in WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ES5A WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map, Pg. 4A) ABILENE AND VICINITY Partly cloudy and toW today and toflFQiil; cloudy arid colder Friday wilh 30 per cent chance of scallered light vww. High loday, 35; low lonicht, 30; hkjTi Frfdav, W. Southerly 5-10 m.p.h. Hfgh and for M-hours ending 9 a.m.: 41 and 23. High and same dale last year: 62 and "37. Sunset last night: sunrise loday: lonlgM: Nothing 'Off About 70 By HOY A. JONES II Reporter-News Staff Writer If anyone has put off applying for his 1970 voter registration certificate because he figures 1970 was an "off" year, hed belter do an about-face before the Jan. 31 registration deadline. While it is ..true that the. leaders in the While House and Governor's Mansion will sit this one oul, nearly two dozen cily, district, and school board posts-will, be filed In local elections.' Belated stories, Pg. IB AND, THERE will be several races affecting the representa- tion of Taylor Countians in Austin and Washington. Too, there is the ever-present possibility, of special elections, like on the controversial sani- tary landfill program instiluled by Ihc City of Abilene. And, who Is lo-say lhal there might be a liquor clccllon.'whlch seems lo rally Texans inlo bailie lines faster than almost anything? Taylor County. Tax Assessor- Collector Burl King reported Wednesday tfiat the pace of registration applications has slacked off in the past few weeks, indicating that he will probably have another last- minule rush of regislrants. Groups like the League of Women Volcre and the Taylor Counly Democratic Excculive TEMPLE BICKSON Sweelwater legislalor Washington, D. C., McMurry College prior 'to' Ihe University of Texas. His father, the late Temple Dickson ot Sweelwater, served in the <16lK and 47th Legislatures. His grandfather was district judge in lliis area. Arab guerrilla camps on Ihe western slopes of Mt. Hermon, the military reported. It was the second raid on Ml. Hermon in three days. Israel said its planes returned safely from all missions. On Wednesday, Israeli war- planes made one of their deep- est penetrations into Egypt since the 1967 war. A spokes- man said Ihey -hit mililary and industrial largcls norlh and soulh of Cairo. One altack aboul six miles south of Cairo was near Helwan, a Nile River cily where Ihe Soviet Union is help- ing in the billion expansion of a sleel mill that is desined lo become ore of the biggest of the African conlineul. Cairo Radio claimed lliat Egyptian planes, and anliair- crafl fire drove the raiders off and the allack was "abortive." The Israelis said all Iheir planes returned safely and Ihere was "litllc or no interference" from Egyptian planes or an- liaircrafl fire. In Lebanon, Ihe Cabinet oust- ed Gen. Emile Buslani, the army commander who made Ihe deal giving Palestinian guerrillas bases in Soulhern Leb- anon. The Cabinel named Brig. Gen. Jean Njeim commander in chief at a meeting Wednesday called to discuss Ihe weekend Israeli commando raid in which the Is- diers and 10 civilians. Premier Ilashid Karami said Buslani would "soon be nominated am- bassador" to a foreign country. Lasl fall, Bustard's army tried 16 curlail the activities of Syri- an-backed guerrillas in southern Lebanon who were trying to ex- pand their bases. After some fighting and several outbreaks of violence in Palestine refugee camps in Lebanon, .the army chief wenl lo Cairo in November and ncgolialed an agreement with Yasir Arafal, the Arab guerrilla leader. Court Rejects Roy's Appeal for New Trial By ELLIE 1UJCKEII and BETTY GR1SSOM Who Here Keeps Sidewalks Clean? Q. Who Is responsible for keeping the sidewalks clean In downtown Abilene? There's a segment on Pine thai is a disgrace to Abilene. A. It's supposed to be the responsibility a I. the proiKrty owner, says an official at the City Street Depl., but the Street iDepl. does sweep the sidewalks once or twice a week. We're told it's almost impossible to keep the area around empty buildings clean, with the pigeon population on the rise, but Lf you've recently checked the area you referred to, you'll notice it has been cleaned up. Q. Why docs Abilene need a coliseum and a rlvlc center when one would suffice? A. The civic center has proper sound and seating arrangments for stage shows and orchestras, and rooms for conventions. The coliseum will be used for rodeos, stock shows, and the upcoming Ice Follies. They are completely different, says the city manager; you can't play basketball in a civic center or have an orchestra play in a coliseum. The city built tiie civic center and the county built the coliseum. Q. What powers (he "Dig Ben" clock In London? A. It's powered by weights. Before 1913, when the clock was wound by hand, it took two men five hours, three limes a week, but now, with the electric motor, it lakes 40 rainules three times each week. Q. Why arc there, only three marks be- tween (he numbers on a "clock? this means llierc are only four minutes instcao of five. A. In this case, each mark counts for one and one third minutes instead of one minute, or each mark represents 15 minutes when, you're selling your alarm says a local jeweler. Q. Could you tell me if there are any groups or organizations lo whom one could give cancelled stamps and old Christmas cards? KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Supreme Court rejected today an appeal by James Earl Ray for a new trial in the slaying of Dr. Martin Lu- ther King Jr. In a unanimous opinion, the court said that Ray "willingly, knowingly and intelligently and with Hie advice of competent counsel entered a plea of guilty to murder in the first degree by lying in wait." Ray pleaded guilty last March 10 to the 19B8 slaying of King in Memphis. Criminal Court Judge Preston Bailie sentenced Ray to.99 years in slate prison. The high court's opinion, read by Special Judge Erby L. Jen- kins, said, "Tills court cannot sit idly by while deepening dis- order, disrespect, for the Consti- tution's authority, and mounting violence and murder stalk the land and let wailing justice sleep." Battle died 21 days after sen- tencing Ray and Shelby Counly officials later found in his court records a leller from Hay, seek- ing a new Irial on grounds he was not adequately represented at his trial. The Supreme Court said that Ray "was represented by pri- valely relained able counsel." In seeking a Supreme Court review of the case, Ray's law- yers cilcd a state law which says that if a trial judge dies wlien an appeal is pending, a new trial must be granted. But the state ciled another law that says a person who pleads guilty waives all rights lo appeal or lo a new Irial. The stale's conlention was up- held last year by both Criminal Court Judge Arthur Faquin of Memphis and Ihe Slate Court of Criminal Appeals. Ray's law- yers Ihen sought a state Su- preme Court review. A. Send your cancelled stamps to Miss Patsy Poff at 230 Mulberry in Abilene. The stamps will buy cups of milk for some or- phan overseas. Send your old post cards, Christmas cards, and birthday cards lo: Home for Retarded Children, care of Shep- herds Inc., Box 621, Union Grove, Wis. Address questions to Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 19604. Names will not be used bul questions must be signed and add- ress given. NEWS INDEX Amusements 13B Business Moles 6B Bridge 9A Classified 10-12B Comics ...............9B Editorials 8B Horoscope 7 A Hospital Patients 4A Obituaries 5.A..12A. Sports 13-I5A This Man's Art 12B To Your Good Health____8A TV Log...............5B Women's News Committee are hoping King has the rush, too. They are shooting for a goal fof county regislranls and the total stood at earlier this week, with several hundred applications riot yet processed. Unless a special election is called, Ihc first ballols will bo markc'd in April's city cleclion. The first Democratic primary is set for May 2, the second one on Sec NOTHING, Pg. HA A SIMILARITY? Picrino D'ArrcMO, right, of Rome, Italy, appears in Edgarlown, Mass., Wednesday, where he was escorted by a busi- nessman-promoter hopes Dial publicity aroused by his resemblance to the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, left, might result in zo getting the lend vole in a proposed documen- tary about Kennedy. D'Arrezzo appeared out- side Ihe courthouse where the Mary Jo Kopcch- ne inquest is taking place. He drew little atten- tion, but one woman who had known Sen. Ken- nedy stared at him and burst into tears. (AP Wire photo) ;