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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 21, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT uuiiuniuiiuiijuiijiiiiijiiijiijiiM 89TH_ YEAR, NO. 217 PHONE 073-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 7S604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 21, 1970 PAGES IN THREE vSECTIONS Press lOc SUNDAY Iraq Halts Coup 5 Plotters Shot MASKED-PROTEST Bruce Cline, 20, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, was one of a num- ber of persons who appeared at an Ohio Air Pollution Control Board hearing in Cleve- land wearing gas masks to dramatize demands thai the state tighten its proposed air quality standards and cut the deadline lor meeting them from 1975 to 1972. (AP _____ Two Men, Boy Shot Brutal Slayings By BLUE RUCKEK and BETTY GRISSOSI No Report Cards If Fees Unpaid? Q. Is 11 true that high school students have to pay some fee before they receive, cards? Is It true that some students never get to see their cards because of (lie fee? 'A. There's no report card fee, as such; however, the student's financial record must be cleared before his card is sent home or lo another school (in the case of a All fees must be paid sucti as science fees, typing fees, fines on losl or overdue library books, or if wood was used in a workshop project there's a fee and it must be paid before Ihe reporl card is released. The student will be told verbally of his grades. This is Ihe system in all Texas schools, according lo Principals Escoe Webb and Malcolm Anthony. Q. What action did the City Council lake on the requests made by the citizens of (he Carver Addition after Ihe flood last spring? A. You musl be referring to the request by the residents to help stop fulure flooding and to clear a large dirt pile they fell was damming the waler. The Cily has cleared both creeks in the area of brash, widened and deepened them to help carry off Hood waters, and the dirt pile has been removed. This has not completely solved the flooding problem, says City Manager H. P. Clifton, but he feels it has helped. Q Wliat are the disadvantages of a widow whose husbandries without a will? A. For one thing Ihe husband's share of the community property passes lo the children. The widow would gel only 1-3 life estate In all separate property (properly that's in her husband's In selling properly, it might nol pass free and clear and could cause hardship and delays. The widow would .be required lo lake oul guardianship proceedings for the adminis- tration of the children's siiare of the estate until they become of age. There would also be additional attorney's fees in administering the estate, so added cost would be a great disadvantage. These are a few of the many your lawyer can explain this moie explain your particular might not justify making a will. FORT WORTH (AP) Bullet- riddled bodies of two men and a small boy lumed up Tuesday night in a car on a parking lot outside a downtown store. Police discovered the bodies1 of Sammy liamlrez, 26, and his brother Daniel Ramirez, 22, crammed into (he trunk of (lie automobile amid several plastic funeral sprays. Insife the car, crouched in Ihe back floorboard on the right side, was the body of Sammy flamirez Jr., aboul 2 years old. His blue coat was spread over the body. Beside the body of the liltle boy were several record al- bums. The floor of the car was lillered with Irasti. Patrolmen C. W. Hoffman and R. L. Lowe drove past the Leon- ard's Department Store parking lot about 9 p.m. and stopped to check whether the lone car there was stolen. They noled that the red dash light was on and the doors wore unlocked. Hoffman then found Ihe coat-shrouded body of the Ramirez baby. Blood dripping from the trunk of the car led lo the discovery of the bodies of the brothers. Apparently they were hastily stuffed inside. "They had not been dead said Tarrant County med- ical investigator Dail McMillan. "Rigor mortis had not set in. In (acl, they had probably been dead less than two hours." Autopsies were performed on all three bodies early Wednes- day. Dantel Ramirez had been shol four times in the head with a .25 caliber weapon, McMillan said. "It was certainly one of the most brutal cases that I have seen in multiple said Tarrant County medical ex- aminer Feliks Gwozdz. Dr. Gwozdz said the wounds apparently were from two dif- ferent small-caliber weapons. He said some of the bulleis were fired at close range and some were contact wounds. "It looks to me like there was more than one person doing Ihe Dr. Gwozdz said. "It thoroughly and situation which Q.I am a high school slurtcnt and very Interested In taking an educational lour of Europe this summer. I've heard (here Is such a (rip being planned. Could you grvc me some Information concerning tour? is II a Private group what's Ihe age limit, date and price of trip? A There arc several tours for teen-agers being planned for this summer, open lo any nScd traveler. Price vanes according to Icnelh of trip and lypo of lour, hut an average price would be around 9800 round Wn from New York. This includes hotel, Tours air Importation. Contact 1 -rki details without cost or obligation. NEED CASH? look around Ihe house and garage for those ilems thcl you no longer use. Sell them in Ihe Family Week-Ender FRI.-SAT.-SUN. 3 Lines 3 Days Hi Erimlin or Rilund it Thli Rili Approximately 15 Averane Waroi Ho Phone Orders Please Only 00 CASH IN ADVANCE YOU SAVE 41.95 ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS DEADLINE 3 P.M. must have laken lime to shool three people in a row." The autopsies revealed that the boy had been shol abuul three times in Ihe head and his fallier suffered mutiple gunshot wounds. Police roped off the area while they the automo- bile. It was parked near Ihe Leonard subway's main station. "I don't believe they were shot .said Detective Lt. Oliver Ball. "They wore loaded in and driven here." Police checked the car's own- ership lo an address where they found the auto registered lo a young woman, believed lo be the wife of Sammy Ramirez. The registration, however, carried the address of her mother. Council Changes Mind on Draft WASHINGTON (AP) Rev- ersing its previous stand, the American Council on Education has recommended no new 2S draft deferments be granted lo students who start college in the future. But Ihe statement unanimous- ly adopted by the council's board of directors .said students currently granted the 2S defer- ments for fulllime courses of study should be allowed lo finish their college before being draft- ed. The Nixon administration in- dicated in recent weeks il plans to eliminate student deferments. Snyder Approves Gas Raie Hike SNYDER (RNS) The Snyder Cily Council approved an ordinance granting a rale increase of 15 cents per cubic feel and an increase in minimum rate from SI lo to the Ixme Star Gas Company here. The raises were granled al a .special called meeting Tues- day night al Snyder City Hall. Mayor Hobby McCormick pre- sided at the meeting. Afler the ordinance was passed, Cily Manager George Palterson gave the council a progress report on remodeling currently under way al Cily Flail. "WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Wtjlher Mip, Pg. 4A) ABILENE AMD VICINITY radius) Moslly cloudy tally tofUght with a chance of llgtil (reeling drink and snow; cTecreasing flrd nol quite so cold Thursday allernctin. Probabll'ty of prcclpilalion loday aM lor'flhl 33 per cenl. Northeasterly 5 10 m.p.n. becoming Thursday. High arvd loff for 24-ri3irs ending 9 a.m.: 40 and 24. High and low dalfl last year: 73 trj 47. BKIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Radio Baghdad reported today that the Iraqi government smashed what il called a Wosl- crn-backed attempt to over- throw the regime and that five plolters were executed by firing squad. The broadcast said Ihe coup was attempted Tuesday night. A special court was set up to- day lo try the five men accused of being plotters. They were sentenced aiKl exe- cuted in the space of hours, the radio said. The five were Iwo retired sen- ior officers, two lieutenants on active duty and a retired non- commissioned officer. The radio said liiey were only the first batch of plotters to re- ceive "their just deserts for plotting against Ihe Iraqi peo- ple." It hinted more sentences were expected. Tlic live plotters were identi- fied as retired Brig. Mohammed cl Janabi, retired Col. Saleh Mahdi cl Samarrai, 1st Lt. Ra- feh Daraj, Lt. Nashal Askar and Skouk Rikan, n retired enlisted man. They were accused ot plotting against the Socialist regime of President Ahmed Hassan cl Uakr in Ihe interests of impe- rialism and Zionism. Baghdad radio claimed the United States, Britain and West Germany were behind the at- tempted coup. The plot was linked wilh what il said were re- ccnl maneuvers by the Ameri- can 61h Fleet in the eastern Medilcrranean. The plot, it charged, was con- nected wilh "what the Wcsl German government called ef- forts to strengthen Ihe southern flunk of the North Atlantic Trea- ty Organization. Karlior, Ihe radio called the plotters "rcaclionaries and de- NEWS INDEX Arrusemcnts 8A Briciqe 2B Comics SB fc'ilorials 4B Horoscooc 8A Hospilal Poticnls 20 Obituaries 3A Sporls 9-1 IA To Your Good Hcallh TV Lot] 9B News 2.3B indicating (hey were disgruntled members of the ruling Baalh Socialist party. Tlic radio said all the plolters had been arrested bill did not give Iheir number. There were no details on what happened during the night, Few Qualify To Vole Here Only 30 applications for 1070 voter registration ccrliiicales were received Wednesday morning by Taylor County Tax Assessor-Collector Burl King, bringing to approximately the number ot Taylor Countians registered to vote this Deadline tor registering in person in King's office, or by mail is midnight, Jan. 31. King lias announced Ibal his office will not be open on Jan. 31, which falls on a Siilurday this year. A total of voters have received their ccrliiicales, which arc processed through Ihe computers of Unitab Co. Another 405 applications have boon received by King since the Insl computer run. when [he plot was said lo liavc been smashed. Cables or sup- port senl to the government, however, indicated tanks were used agninsl the conspirators. Unconfirmed reports .said the Iraqi government had scaled Ihe country's borders, hut Hie radio made no mention of tliis. Beirut Airport's control tower reported Hint the Baghdad Air- port was open early today. A special three-man military court tins been formed to try those arrested, Baghdad Radio sa'id. "Last night a group ot traitors in collaboration wilh foreign queslcrs made an attempt against Hie revolutionary ro- snitl Ihe broadcast com- munique. HAUOLD CRAWFORD DH. WAYNE V. RAMSEY JR. First National Adds 3 Directors pi nil p-1 Tcx.ins vole Registrations (a p p r o x.) Applications Tucs......30 1S63 Tolal Record (1968) Deadline Jan. 31 Three directors were added to Ihe First Nalionnl 'Bank at a stockholders meelipig Tuesday afternoon, President Waller Johnson announced Wednesday. They are Harold Crawford, Dr. Wayne V. Ramsey Jr. and Stanley P. Wilson. Directors rcelccted lo Ihe bank's board include Johnson, J. Allen Fiaird, T. J. Darloiv, Arch D liatjcr, Fred G. Henry, Dalpli N. Hooks, Fleming James, Lcroy C. Jennings, Ccarley E. Kinard. John A. Matthews, liny JIcGlothlin Jr., T. J. McMalion, Will D. Mintcr, E. M. Perkins, J. D. Sandcfer Jr., Jesse F. Winters and Don Woolen. Harold Crawford, president of Harold Crawford Tire Company, is president of Ihe Abilene Chamber of Commerce. Crawford moved lo Abilene in 1964 aflcr 23 years in sales management positions wilh the Nixon to Talk Compromise As Education Bill Passes Su.-urt lail ntahl IwVighl lunrlit WASHINGTON (AP) The While HOUM, facing stiff repub- lican rcsislancc to President Nixon's threatened velo of an education money bill, is begin- ning lo talk compromise. Assurances liavc been given lo (iOt1 members that if Congress upholds a Nixon vein or the appropriation because it goes billion over his budget, he will accept a lesser increase in a new bill. The case for compromise wns slP3nglhoned Tuesday when the Senale voted, 74-17, in favor of Ihe billion appropriations bill for Ihe departments of La- Schools Would Lose Supt. A. 1C. Wells Tuesday that Abilene public schools could lose about if President Nixon vetoes the health and education appropriation bill, and the velo is nol overturned by Congress. Part of Hie bill Includes impacted program providing extra aid due lo the presence of Dyess AFB. Wells said Abilene currently receives about a half-million dollars in impacted federal aid. This figure would drop to about it the threatened veto stands up, he said. Tlic appropriations bill provides for more llian million in Impacted aid. The Nixon administration recommended million. bor and Health, Education and Welfare. The bill covers (he cur- rent fiscal year that started Insl July 1. Despite clear warning of a veto and vigorous administra- tion efforts to build support for il, 21 Republicans voted for the bill and only 17 against. The vole was 13 more than the two- thirds required to override a veto. A compromise is also taing considered by supporters of the extra funds in case they fail to override Nixon's veto. At a Tuesday strategy session they decided they would cnmo right back wilh a bill trimmed about million and Iry again. The certainly that even if a veto is sustained the issue of spending for education will not he settled was unt'orscorcd dur- ing debate Tuesday in both the House and Senate. Speaker John W. McCormack said if the veto is sustained and n new bill brought before the House there is "no question" ex- tra funds will be added lo il. The surest area ot increase is the one the administration has mate il chief "im- pact" aid program, which puts federal dollars inlo school dis- Iricls affcclcd by federal aclivi- ty, Mich as military installations and large defense contracts. Nlxnn requested million for the program bill the llousn anil Senale mlnal the amount lo million. The current Impacl aid figure is million. In Ihe Senate action Tuesday, Sen. Norris Cotton, R-N.H., usually a staunch administra- tion supporter, said if Nixon be- lieves Congress would accept such a big cut in Ihe progrnm, "I Ihink probably we have news for him." "Our people hack home in the stales we represent feel very deeply and very passionately nhnnl Ihrre impacted area Colton snid. Another area where a velo will nol deter efforts to increase funding is vocational education, and here Ihe administration is apparently willing to compro- mise. Rep. Alhort H. Quie, It-Minn., a chief nrchilccl of the vocation- al education legislation, who was untlccidcd last week abnut his vote on sustaining a velo. said Tuesday he will support (he veto because of "assurances" given lo him lhat more money for vocational education will he acceptable to the While House. Texas Senators Split on Voting WASHINGTON AP) The billion Welfare Education and Labor Appropriation Bill was approved by the Senate Tuesday on a roll call vole of 74-IV. The two senators from Texas split on the voting, wilh Sen. Ralph Yarhorough, a Democrat, voting fnr and Ren. John Tower, a Republican, paired agalnsl It. 'I STANLEY P. WII.SON Firestone Company. In addition lo the tire company in Abilene, lie, together wilh his partner, lialie Griffith of Odessa, owns and operates 12 stores in west central Texas. A native of Pearsall, Texas, Crawford graduated from Pcarsnll High School and Baylor University. His wife is the former Pat Neff Parker, and Ihe Crawfords have four children, Mrs. Phil Smith of Auslin, Charles and John, bolh students al llarrlin- Simmons, and Joe who attends Cooper High. Among his olhcr civic positions. Crawford has served ns president of the Abilene Downtown Association, co- Tiirn 1'g. 3-A Murder Case Hears Jury Final arguments began at 10 a.m. Wednesday in IWlh District Court in Ihe murder trial of Luis Silvas Lugo Jr., 21, of Corpus Christi. Lugo testified Tuesday that Iho victim. Mrs. Inez Simmons, 3-1, of 1718 Plum, was attacking him wilh a pool cue stick and "I guess the gun wenl off when she hit me in the head." The Sept. 23 shooting occurred about a.m. nt the Velvet N. 7lh and Plum. Mrs. Simmons died aboul 18 hours later in Hendrick Memorial Hospital from a single gunshot wound in the chest. Before Liigo took the stand, his courl-appoinled attorney, Bob Chappcll, called 11 wit- nesses including four police-. men, who testified Ihiit Mrs. Simmons' reputation for being a violent person WHS "had." An 11-mnn, one-woman jury selcclctl Monday Is hearing llto case. The suite Is not seeking Ihe dciith penally. ;