Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 25, 1970, Abilene, Texas
fJje £H)tlene Reporter"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron89TH YEAR. NO. 221 PHONE 6734271_ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 25, 1970—SIXTY-TWO PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS
Associated Press (ZP) 10c DAILY—20c SUNDAY
Major Deadlines Facing Texans
AUSTIN (AP) — Two important deadlines face Texas voters and politicians Sunday
a race against Barnes, races are promised for
mu. i -Ai* „ icuuuiwuiUB »ccti in both the
deadline for registering to May 2 Democratic primary and vote is Jan. 31. Some county : the Nov. 3 general election. The offices plan to stay open until senator, who first won election midnight next Saturday to han- jn 1957 after losing five state-dle the expected last minute Wide races for attorney and g»*v-n ernor, is challenged in the pri-
And candidates have until Feb. mary by Lloyd Bcntsen .lr., 2, a week from Monday, to make Houston millionaire strongly up their minds and file as backed bv former Gov. John Democratic or Republican can- Connally, an old Yarborough foe. didates. In November the winner of
Actually the cast for the 1970 the Democratic tilt will face political melodrama is apout lop. George Bush, another Hous-complete. •' ton millionnaire, who lost to
Sen. Ralph Yarborough, D-Tex. borough by 330,000 votes in scheduled a Tuesday news con-'*^‘
ference in Austin to announce his Bush and Bentsen each has political plans—apparently a bid sai(i they are prepared to spend for re-election to his third 6-year UP t0 $1 million in trying to dc-term in the Senate. feat Yarborough.
Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes, a Demo- I)r- Robert Morris, president erat, also planned a re-election of the University of Plano, says announcement in the coming will contest Bush in the Re week although he made a pre- publican primary.
liminary statement last week to -~ ~ I
stop rumors he was thinking of a governor’s race.
There have been no announced candidates for lieutenant governor although John Trice of Dallas, who once said he would seek the Republican nomination for governor, now is consider-
Painting Fun at Coliseum
Carol Minnick, left, and Madeline Rogge, right, join in the fad of body painting at the TAP (Teens Against Paralysis) Carnival Saturday night at the Taylor County Coliseum. Their subject is Shirley Brooks, center. The teens sponsor the carnival, hoping to raise as much as $10,000 for the March of Dimes. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams)
Texas Press Association Names Bean
Barbed Wire Rises Again
LONDONDERRY, Northern Ire-'the day. .but the troops rushed to inter-
land (AP) — British troops im An army spokesman said ten- vene and cleared the center of full riot regalia erected barbed sion first flared in the Diamond the city outside the Guildhall, wire banders in the main district when 300 members of the scene of several violent demon* streets Saturday night after a pro-Catholic People’s Democra- stratums last year, series of violent clashes be- cy group staged a demonstra- The People’s Democracy sup-tween Roman Catholics and It ion to protest a Northern Ire- polls Bernadette Devlin, the Protestants. land government ban of a news- young firebrand who represents
It was the first significant paper called the United Irish- the region in Parliament in Lon-jtrouble in Londonderry since man, an organ for advocates of don.
the ferocious wave of religious union with the Irish Republic to Northern Ireland's troubles feuding which tore Northern the south. stem from demands by the Ro-
!Ireland apart last August—and Protestants marshaled for a man Catholic third of the prov-the first time army cardons had counter-demonstration a n d inces 1.5 million population for a appeared since the last of the stones and bottles began to fly. better deal in housing, voting,
away As the soldiers moved in, a legal affairs and civil rights!
section of the crowd advanced Prime Minister James Chices-troops to meet them, chanting, “Go ter Clark pushed through a home, you bums!” and “troops —SS.” Adolf Hitler’s Elite Guard was known as the SS.
Later. Protestant and Roman
barbed wire was taken away two months ago.
Four hundred British carrying automatic weapons, night—sticks and riot shields— coordinated by a helicopter hovering overhead—tangled with mobs throwing stones and bot- Catholic ties. An army spokesman said five persons were arrested but no casualties were reported.
At one point, 300 Catholics marched out of their Bogside district through the town center and stoned soldiers and a police station, smashing a window.
Just as army squads prepared to move into the throng and
crowds clashed again1 another inch.
crash reform program last year and declared, when militant Catholics increased their demands, that he would not yield
LONGVIEW, Tex. (AP)
Still bearing a pink sear from , ringleaders a nriest n*r a re-entry mishap after beeom- LI ,u I™ f P , P® ing the first Texan to walk the 3 rS ‘° r6'
moon, Ca pl. Alan Bean accept-: It was ,her|hjrd disturbance of ed Saturday the Texas Press! 11 was ine 11111X1 Q1SlurDance of
Griggs Nominated To State Bar Post
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Deadline Jan. 31.
Drying Off the Targets
Leroy Politick, second from left, and Mike Denny, second from right, may have felt like throwing in the sponge Saturday night at the TAP Carnival, but Carol Carter, left, and Cindy Owen, right, lend a helping hand to dry them off. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams)
Bean, a Wheeler native who now calls Fort Worth home, narrated a film on his Apollo 12 flight, man’s second exploration of the lunar surface, for 174 publishers and their wives at the banquet finale of the two-day 23rd annual TPA winter convention.
Rep. Olin E. Teague, D-Tex J MIAMI (AP) - A head of the congressional com- boy hanging for some mittee on manned flight, intro- hours by his jammed elbows a duced Bean after urging the few feet above the watery bot-newsmen to use their influence tom of an irrigation well was
2-Year-Old Lad Rescued From Well
Coaches of America Buys Abilene's Athletic Supply
Coaches of America, Inc., of El Paso, has contracted for the purchase of stock of Athletic Supply, Inc., of Abilene, it was announced Saturday by W. E.
McCook, president of the Abilene sporting goods retail and wholesale supply house.
McCook said purchase price for the athetic supply company will be finally determined on completion of the Dec. 31, 1969, statements and audits. The sale was effective as of Dec. 31.
Coaches of America, Inc., is a holding company that recently acquired Fortune Life Insurance Company and Coaches of America Life Insurance Company, and also owns Brotherton and White Sporting Goods Company of Wichita Falls, and Financial Computer Service, Inc., of El Paso.
Stock in Athletic Supply of,_. ....
Abilene, Inc., is owned by five RlPley of Abllene- F- °- Scro6-
businessmen, including McCook, gins °f Odessa and Mike Brum-
Murray C. Evans and James | below of El Paso.
in behalf of the space program.
“If we let this program dwindle away, we will regret it in four or five years,” Teague said.
Bean’s forehead had a small
plucked to safety from 12 feet in the ground Saturday.
The tot tumbled into the well Saturday afternoon while picking tomatoes with his family.
Ralph Page, a spokesman for
LAREDO — Charles R. Griggs, Sweetwater attorney, was nominated for vicepresident of the 20,000-member State Bar of Texas at a midwinter meeting of the bar's directors here Saturday.
Griggs is a member of the governing board of the State Bar and is a fellow and vice-chairman of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Also nominated for the Bar’s no. 2 post was Marshall attorney Franklin Jones Jr., also a director of the Bar and the Bar Foundation.
„ ,, Nominations were announced
_: here Saturday by chairman
ven Curtiss Brown of Houston.
Nominees for president-elect are former board chairman Howard G. Barker of Fort Worth and current vicepresident James C. Watson of
scar made when a camera, free the sheriff’s department, said of its moorings in the command the blond-haired tyke was hospi-
for treatment of expo
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MURRAY EVANS . . . manager
The store, located at 945 Butternut, serves an area of 200 miles radius from Abilene.
In announcing the sale,
McCook also said he will retire from active participation in the operation of Athletic Supply of Abilene, Inc., but will remain with the firm in a consulting and advisory capacity. Evans and Ripley will remain in management.
Evans will be manager, and Ripley will be in charge of school sales.
O. B. Haley, C.L.U., president of Coaches of America, Inc., PARIS (AP) — French mili-said Athletic Supply in 1969 tary forces expect to begin showed assets of $370,000 and gradual withdrawal from Chad sales of $649,000. The former in JulY> authoritative sources Abilene insurance company headTeP°rted. About 2,500 French insaid he is “most pleased that Tantry, marines and foreign Ie Athletic Supply of Abilene is
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around 62. Winds southerly Sunday from!ts uose ine WOUOO 10-20 m.p.h., becoming northwesterly Sunday night. Very little chance of rain.
TEMPERATURES Sun a.m.
( HARLES R. GRIGGS . . Sweetwater attorney
little memento,” the scar.
Bean said of
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61 12:00 —
High and low for 24-hours ending 9 p.m.: 75 and 42.
High and low same data last year: 35 and 18.
Sunset last night: 6:04; sunrise today: 7:37; sunset tonight; 6:05.
Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 29.85. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 56 per cent.
joining our Coaches of America team.”
Haley added: “Coupled with Turn to FIRM, Pg. 8-A
gionnaires have been helping the government of President Francois Tombalbaye since last April to control rebel bands that seized parts of the Chad Saharan interior.
.dition at the hospital.
The astronaut said the scar mu i .
ic turfinr, «.T4’J ■ lhe boy was identified as
is fading quicklv. “It s a nice T u n u m
& M J 'John Reynolds III, the son of
Mr. and Mrs. John Reynolds Jr. of Miami.
Deputy Bill Keen led the rescue party of policemen, firemen and construction workers.
“He was the smallest man we had,” Page said, “so he went down.”
“They dug a parallel hole and finally got down to him. They were able to put bars down under him so he wouldn’t slip down any further. They felt his chest and he was breathing. They had oxygen going down the main hole,” Page said.
After the fall path was blocked and the parallel access hole completed, Keen squirmed in to pluck the tot to safety.
“Bill said the kid was fighting him so much he could hardly get him out,” Page said.
The 2-year-old was clad in a white short sleeved shirt and blue coveralls.
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Corpus Christi. I University of Texas School of
Election by mail balloting will Law. He was admitted to the be held in April. The president- bar in 1941 and served as an elect becomes a member of the j Army officer in World War II. board in July and will assume He began law practice at office a year later. The vicepresident will take office in July, along with Morris Harrell of Dallas, who will become president succeeding Josiah Wheat of Woodville.
Griggs is a native of Stamford Tarleton
Sweetwater in 1947.
He was city attorney of Sweetwater from 1954 to 1966 and is a former president of the Nolan County Bar Association. He is serving his third year as a member of the governing boards He is a graduate of of the State Bar and the Bar College and the Foundation.
Powell Selected 'Top Young Man'
Billie Sol Up for Probation Friday
DALLAS (AP) — The story broke in the darkened lobby of the Mercantile National Bank of Dallas when a stubby little man in a blue suit rushed past a knot of reposers and scurried out into a fading sun, mumbling “no comment.”
He left behind him, in another part of tile bank, a room full of angry men.
The reporters had never seen the man before that late afternoon of March 27, 1962. But they knew who he was.
Soon the name of Billie Sol Estes was a national phrase, subject of comedians’ jests and of rage by his creditors.
Next Friday, another group of men will decide in Washington whether Estes walks out of prison after serving a few days more than five years of his 15-year sentence for mail fraud and conspiracy.
The group which will decide whether he stays in prison or goes free is the federal parole board. All preliminaries are complete. All that remains is for the board
to announce its decision.
Estes entered Leavenworth Prison March 5, 1965, after fighting through the courts for three years. He later was transferred to Sandstone, Minn., prison. He becomes eligible for parole March 5 this year.
The promoter, who often preached in churches as a lay minister, went to prison for a neat trick involving fertilizer tanks.
His system was simple and seemingly harmless.
He used various methods to borrow money from major lending institutions with fertilizer tanks as security. Always, he had other persons sign the papers, assuring them he would be good for the money.
What the angry men using the Mercantile National Bank office by the courtesy of the bank were angry about was that they discovered there were no fertilizer tanks and never had been.
Just how clean were the hands of the lenders is another debatable point.
Whenever Estes gets out of prison, he could be tried on at least 13 more counts similar to the ones he went to prison for, but no one believes they will ever be called for trial.
Estes was convicted in a Tyler state court trial of swindling and was assessed eight years in prison. This was reversed by the Supreme Court and a new trial ordered. He returned to the Tyler court and had all the state cases lumped into one and made concurrent with the federal sentence he was serving.
When everything was wrapped up in receivership, the Estes assets were listed as $1,799,659 for 400 persons who claimed the promoter owed them $34 million.
Final distribution of the assets last December found the federal government getting $773,514, the bankruptcy trustee $167,000, the attorney for the trustee $108,000 and the court clerk $76,348. ■
What was left went to the creditor.
What was left went to the Creditors
BILLIG SOL ESTES
By JIM DONOVAN
Reporter-News Staff Writer
Boone Powell Jr., associate administrator or Hendrick Memorial Hospital, was named “Outstanding Young Man” Saturday night by the Abilene Jaycees.
Presenting the award to Powell was last year’s recipient, State Rep. Frank Calhoun.
The annual affair, i ii conjunction with Jaycees’ Bosses’ Night, was held at the Abilene Country Gub.
Powell, a resident of Abilene for nine years, was selected from ll nominees.
Mayor of Odessa Jim Reese, who spoke before the presentation to Boone, was the keynote speaker.
Reese’s speech centered around what he called the five responsibilities:
—Responsibility to yourself by using all your talents to their greatest potential.
—Responsibility to your family by upholding the unity of the family structure, which is the backbone of the nation.
—Responsibility to your community by making sure that you put back into the
BOONE POWELL JR.
. . . honored by Jaycees
—Responsibility to God. “If we took care of this one, the others would take care of themselves,” said Reese.
Reese, who continually interjected humorous notes into his speech, said early in his talk that being a mayor means “They name a street after you
community whatever \ou take lone day and chase you down it
“I’m not a politician,” said Reese, “As long as the’re only paying me a $100 a month, I
Turn to JAYCEES, Pg. %-k
—Responsibility to your nation bv participating in civic affairs, being aware of national problems and caring enough to do something about those