Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 31, 1970, Abilene, Texas
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89TH YEAH, NO. 227 PHONE 673-4271
ABILENE, TEXAS, SAT. MORNING, JAN. 31, 1970 -THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
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WASHINGTON (AF) — Presi-!saying that the nation is now in whether we can win this bat-against the thinking which dent Nixon Friday night pro-;“a critical position” in the ef-t,e’” said. sends prices upward. It envi-
nounced his forthcoming $200.8 fort to curb inflation. “ ... The He said the new budget, the sions a $1.3 billion federal sur-billion budget “a major blow in decisions made in the next first which he has shaped from
stopping the inflationary psy- month or two will determine the start, will be a major blow Tuni NIXON, Fg. 2-A etiology,” and forecast success1.........................
Perhaps too loyal
A German Shepherd keeps Fed (’toss attendants and passersby away from his injured and unconscious master, Javier Valdez, after the youngster suffered leg fractures in a traffic accident Thursday night in Mexico City. (AP Wirephoto) * 8
Browning Named Snyder 'Citizen'
Coker was presented a plaque by incoming president Max Von
By TOM PORTER Reporter-Ncws State Editor
™YnER B»rorri Browning Rw(|pr Scurry County school
superintendent who was a leader ^ on Roeder said
in support of a Scurry County the pendulum has begun Junior College, was named swinging forward for Snyder and “Citizen of the Year” during the listed several reasons. Included Snyder Chamber of Commerce were the recent selection of the banquet Friday night. icity as one of ll All America
Honored as “Outstanding cities; the Scurry County Junior V oung Farmer’’ by the Snyder College, which will begin this Jaycees was Wayland year; recent advancement in Huddleston, 31, who farms in recovery of oil in the area, and four locations in the county. the magnesium plant which is The banquet climaxed an discussing the possibilities of afternoon of activities which doubling its size, included an exhibit of art works Most important, said Von by Melvin Warren of Clifton at Roeder, is the “optimistic and the Diamond M. Foundation, positive attitudes of the people.” and a reception for visiting jn naming Browning as Citizen dignitaries at the Snyder 0f the Year, the 1967 recipient. Country C lub. Bentley Baize, said that
Speaker for the banquet at the Browning is a native of Scurry Scurry County Coliseum was County, a graduate of Texas John E. Harvey of England, who .Tech an dhad taught at Quitaque also spoke here in 1957. Special before returning to Scurry entertainment was presented by County as a stock farmer. Hondo Crouch, Fredericksburg H n t d b ■
humorist, and another feature
guest was Norm Cash, longtime junj0r Livestock Associaton and baseball star of the American servjng as its president and was League. & v
Outgoing President Shelby1 Turn to SNYDER, Pg. 2-A
VOTER SIGN-UP WILL END TODAY
Today is the final day to register to vote, and * the Taylor County Courthouse will be open all day.
Application blanks will be available outside the door of the Tax Assessor-Coilector office. Completed applications can be put in the mail slot in the door.
Applications by mail must be postmarked by midnight Saturday.
Austin (rash Kills Former Abilenian
in the effort to curb rising
He blamed the past year’s inflation on his Democratic predecessors, said his budget plans “will turn it around,” and indi-j cated a change is likely in the policies which pushed interest rates to record highs.
In the major surprise of a White House news conference, the President announced he has decided to seek a major expan- i sion of the bitterly disputed (Safeguard antiballistic missile system—to defend American
jcities as well as offensive missile sites.
He said this is needed to de-! fend against possible “nuclear blackmail” by a nation like Red •China.
The ABM announcement— with details to be disclosed within 30 days—is certain to stir another angry debate in the Senate, which battled for weeks before narrowly approving the first installment of the system.
Nixon declared irreversible his policy of supplanting American combat forces in Vietnam a former with South Vietnamese troops—
killed and but said if the Communists step
WASHINGTON (AP) -
Smooth Years, Again Sees Beard
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weather map Pg. ll-B) ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mlle radius) — Clear to partly cloudy and a little wormer Saturday through Sunday. High Saturday 65 to 70, low Saturday night 40 high Sunday near 70. Southerly winds IO to 15 mph.
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p.m.: St and 22.
High en dlow same date last year: 58 end 44.
Sunset last night: 6:10; sunrise today: 7:34; sunset tonight; 6:11.
Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 28.50. Humidity et 9 p.m.
Deadline Jan. 31.
One member of Abilene family was two others injured in a headon up the conflict the United States car-pickup accident near Austin will retaliate.
Friday night. “We have the meajis, and I
Mrs. Faye Burrows, 46, was will be prepared to use the killed and her husband, Ira, 48. means, strongly ... more (and son, James, ll, injured just strongly than in the past,” Nix-before 6:30 p.m. Friday on on said.
Highway 183 two miles north of Nixon also:
Leander, near Austin. —Said that in Middle East
Burrows was treated and policy “we are neither pro-Arab released at Brackenridge nor pro-Israel, we are pro-Hospital in Austin and James peace.” was being treated for possible —Said “we have done every-internal injuries at thing we think it is proper to Brackenridge late Friday night, do” in an effort to help get re-The Burrows had lived in lief to refugees and starving Abilene before moving to Austin victims of the Nigerian civil one year ago. They were war in the surrendered enclave returning to Abilene to visit of Biafra. If there are starving relatives when the accident people there, he said, “it is our occurred. interest to get food to them,”
The driver of the pickup, without concern for the politics Hunter Lee Tyler, 45, of of the situation.
Hamilton, has been charged Inflation was a dominant and
with driving while intoxicated, recurrent theme, witu Nixon’s Elliott's Funeral Home will budget and economic messages handle funeral arrangements for due to be sent to Congress Mon-Mrs. Burrows. day. The White House said in
Survivors besides her husband (advance Nixon would not disand son include one daughter, Cuss the messages at his news Melinda Ann Mauck of conference.
But the President chose to
transformation of modern-day Congress began last year with sideburns and longer hair. Now Rep. James H. Scheuer is sporting the first congressional beard in nearly 30 years.
“I’m going after the bearded vote,” Scheuer laughingly said Friday.
“Abe Lincoln grew a beard when he decided to run for president. And Presidents Grant, Garfield, Hayes and Harrison all wore beards,” the New York Democrat added, noting that all were Republicans.
“I just don’t think we Democrats ought to let the bearded vote go by when beards are in.”
Scheuer’s full-length beard is streaked with gray, giving it a salt and pepper effect.
Beards and mutton chop sideburns were the vogue in Congress at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. They gradually faded out in the 1920s and 1930s.
The last full beard in Congress, according to the memory of veteran Capitol Hill newsmen, belonged to Rep. George Holden Tinkham, a Massachusetts Republican who was defeated in 1942.
Now that hair is “in” once more, several senators and congressmen started last year
to grow sideburns and let their hair grow longer.
The reviews from his colleagues have been mixed. But no matter, says the 49-year-old Scheuer, “my daughters think ifs smashing.”
“Actually,” he said, “there’s been a lot of gentle ribbing — and some not so gentle — as well as some admiring glances.
“Rep. Patsy Mink thought it was elegant. Rut there’s been a lot of guys who look at me and ask if I’m not a new member,” Scheuer said.
The congressman grew the beard over the Christmas recess while vacationing with his family on the island of Vieques off Puerto Rico where, he said, his electric razor was useless.
From Vieques, he went to the Mideast on a congressional study tour with three other colleagues. He returned to Washington this week.
Despite his joking about chasing the bearded vote, Scheuer said “political survival may dictate the beard’s demise.”
The New York Legislature reapportioned congressional districts last week, giving Scheuer a heavy Republican constituency.
“I’m not sure how that silent majority will react,” he said.
Honduras, El Salvador Still Talking Despite Flare-Up
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) sphere, said the go government — Peace delegates from Hondu- ba dordered a special state of ras and El Salvador continued alert at tbe ancj given in-
their discussions here Friday1 despite a brief renewal of hostil-
Applications Fri. .
1969 Total .............. 28,086 Mrs.
Record (1968) .......... 34,582 Abilene; one brother, James D.
Wilkerson of Fort Worth.
intention the budget himself,
Oil Tax Inequities Ripped
57 53 42 41 40
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Con- than the bounds of Texas, sumer - protection crusader Undervaluation of big busi-Ralph Nader said Friday that ness property and undertaxation he had uncovered instances in of corporate industries, he said, the Odessa, Tex., area in whichj”is a nationwide injustice that oil and gas property has been has deprived local communities undervalued for the tax rolls by
36.70 per cent.
at least 50 per cent.
Nader told a packed news conference that the scope of “inequities” in the ad valorem tax extends farther than the oil-rich Odessa area and farther
and cities of desperately needed local revenues.”
Nader said he will ask state Rep. Ben Atwell of Dallas,
andes” and formulate a plan a ‘lump’ sum amount, but it to “correct these gross inequi- totaled only $85,581.” ties for the upcoming tax year.” —Cities Service bought a Here for a speech to a pro lease in 1961 for $27,272. It was ducts liability seminar, Nader $999 for the 1962 tax robs.” declared: —Shell bought a lease for
“We have heard the cry for $100,000 in 1955. It was taxed
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It is now overdue to have some _’ _
law and order in a property tax
ities between the Central American neighbors.
The three-hour battle broke out Thursday in the remote mid-| section of the ill-defined border.
Both governments appeared to be playing down the incident as being an isolated case which should not interrupt the peace talks being held in San Jose under the auspices of the Organization of American States.
Reports from San Salvador, capital of the smallest Spanishspeaking nation in the hemi-
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struction to the troops on the border to repel any attempt by Hondurans to cross the frontier.
Air Force Men Killed in Crash i
DEL RIO, Tex. (AP) - Two Air Force men were killed late Friday when their Ai r Force T38 jet trainer crashed and burned just north of Laughlin Air Force Base.
Honduras was also reported to be in a state of alert along the frontier but there was no return in either country to the full alerts and blackouts that were in force during their five-day war in July.
.Details of the latest battle were still skimpy but both sides claimed to have inflicted losses on the other. Neither made mention of suffering casualties.
Neither government had made an official public statement since shortly after the incident.
Newsmen in both capitals reported a feeling of tenseness while citizens waited to see what the other side would do.
Mrs. Estes 'Deeply Hurt' By Ruling Against Parole
Mrs. Billie Sol Estes was “disappointed and deeply hurt” by the U.S. Parole Board’s refusal Friday in Washington to grant her husband s parole.
She said late Friday afternoon that she was ill with a cold, and had made no change in her plans to appeal the board’s decision if an appeal is possible.
Mrs. Estes hadn’t checked officially on whether the family has any recourse to appeal. She said no one from the parole board or any government office like had contacted her with any now
work in the office of her brother-in-law, Dr. John L. Estes.
Mrs. Estes had told The
Reporter-News that a rejection photographer could come to herifi^i5nn«,
means the earliest opportunity for his release will be in early 1972.
Estes learned of the board’s of his parole
u ~ c on j * (application at Sandstone Federal
home at 5:30 p.m. Friday for a Prison where he has been since
SL fture a? ter ner Dec- 15. 1966. acting warden D. raJLiI nL?n? n5?’ I lin M. Hacker said late Friday.
m Earlier in the day when tor what they had hoped would newsmen told Hacker of the be a family celebration.
But after hearing the board’s decision, Mrs. Estes cancelled the picture. “I having a ” she said.
information on the decision.
The board’s decision refusing Estes’ parole was announced Friday morning and Mrs. Estes was called by a reporter at her
In announcing the parole rejection, the board chairman, George J. Reed, said Estes’ bid for freedom will not be reviewed
again until December 1971, fertilizer tanks.
chairman of the Commission on assess™ent sXftem.’ Particu|arly State and Local Tax Policy, to *he oil companies. ’j
investigate “these gloss d'serep- , *'# '-ni,e™lr 9 Texas law ° 1 students assisted in his mves-i
Nader cited these derails: —The Headlee - Devonian Unit, rich in oil and gas reserves, covers about 15,000 acres in Ector County (Odessa).
Several operators who pool their production efforts made a six-week study and filed a report with the Texas Commission.
Valuation estimates in this report, when compared with appraisals for tax purposes, “reveal an undervaluation for property tax purposes of at least 50 per cent,” and the prop^rtv has been “consistently undervalued,” according to Nader’s viewpoint, for at least the last seven years.
—Texaco paid about $460,500 in mid-1965 and early 1966 for lease-hold Interests “but this property was not carried on the tax rolls in 1967, 1968 or 1969,” meaning that “no taxes were paid on the property.”
But in 1969 Texaco “reported some nonproducing property in
Florida Schools Caught in Middle
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — the governor, it is possibly that Gov. Claude Kirk Friday issued they will be suspended, executive orders prohibiting The executive order specifi-forced busing by two Florida cally prohibited changing the counties to implement federal school calendar for pupils, m-court-ordered school desegrega curring new expenses, taking
any action that would result in massive reassignment of pupils
parole board’s decision, the acting warden said he had no plans of relaying the news to the just don’t fed prisoner until he was officially
picture made informed of the action from
Estes was sentenced to 15 years for mail fraud and conspiracy following the collapse of a massive scheme involving
Railroad tion plans.
Kirk’s order said school officials who fail to comply with it will be subject to executive action.
Gerald Mager, the governor’s legal aide, would not say that “executive action” means suspension. He said the meaning of the term will become apparent if and when school officials fail to comply with the order.
Willis Announces For District Clerk
and taking any action to close schools prior to the end of the school year.
“I would say the governor has placed himself in the position of a buffer between the courts and the school boards,” Mager said.
Kirk said he had taken every possible judicial step to “preserve and protect” Florida’s ed-
Another contested race in the May Democratic Primary developed Friday when Taylor County Deputy Sheriff Troy Willis announced that he would run for district clerk.
Willis will oppose Miss Irene Crawford, who was appointed to the post last year when Bob Ross resigned and who has filed for her first elective term.
Willis filed Friday afternoon with County Democratic Chairman Larry Cunningham.
A deputy sheriff since November, 1967, Willis formerly served with the Abilene Police Dept. for 16 years, including the final six as a detective with the Criminal Investigation Division.
In making his announcement, he pointed out that with his long law enforcement career, he “wouldn’t be going into the job as an absolute stranger.
Willis said he “has been thinking about going into politics; AUSTIN (AP) - Edward M. for several years,” and added!Yturri, 43, Corpus Christi at-
Willis quit Abilene High after his father’s death and worked for 16 months at Camp Barkeley before joining the Army.
He served three years in World War II, winning three battle stars during campaigns in Italy.
He and his wife, the former Barbara McKinney of Abilene, reside at 725 Shelton with their five children: Ray Vaughn
(Rip), 18, an Abilene High senior; Carla. 15, a cheerleader at Franklin Junior High; Kelly Doyle, ll, and Cynthia Kay, 8, both students at Valley View; and Roy Wade, 6, at home.
Ylurri WllT Run Against Martin
The order leaves officials Ingestion a1 system, and now was Manatee and Volusia counties relying on those powers he said caught squarely between courts were reserved to the states by that have ordered them to de- the U.S. Constitution.
segregate on April 6 and Feb. I, respectively, and Kirk.
lf officials in the two counties defy the courts, they could be held in contempt. II they defy
The governor had said earlier in the day that he would issue the orders “if I ve exercised all legal approaches and if I’ve worn my rights out.”
that friends had encouraged him to run.
Sheriff George Maxwell said that Willis will resign “about March” or when campaigning begins to interfere with his duties as criminal deputy.
A native of Lawn, Willis is the son of Mrs. Wade Willis of 541 Ross and the late Mr. Willis. Also a deputy sheriff, Mr. Willis was shot to death while halting an attempted jailbreak
torney, said Friday he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for attorney general.
Yturri, who also is assistant state Republican chairman in charge of Mexican-American affairs, said he would base his campaign on an appeal to minority races for a two-party system in Texas.
“Our state cannot solve the problems of the 1970s with a continuation of the ineffective programs produced by the stag-
Feb. 12, 1942. His slayer, Rex Baird, later died in the electric j nant one-party system,’1 chair. 'told a news conference.