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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 8, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 90TH YEAH, NO. 22 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 8, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Prt'M (If) lOc SUNDAY opters, GIs Cut Red Unit to Pieces By RICHARD PYLK Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) U.S. helicop- ters, and ground troops caughl a North Vietnamese force near the old Marine combat base at Khe Sanh today and in a seven- hour battle cut the. enemy to pieces, U.S. officials reported. The officials said up to 126 en- emy were hilled in the action about three miles from Laos in South Vietnam's northwest cor- ner. U.S. losses were put at two men killed and six wounded. Khe Sanh was the site of a 77- day enemy siege'early in 1968. It became one of the war's most famous battles. The base was abandoned by the Leathernecks in June of 1968. The new fight came after U.S. heticopler crewmen spotted the enemy force in the area. Offi- cials said the enemy's strength was estimated al 160-250 men. A reaction force of paratroop- ers also was air lifted into the area by helicopter and clashed with the enemy. It was the second major battle in northernmost 1st Corps with- SCENE OF State-Police take a youth into custody a.t Asbufy'Park, N.J., as a woman attempts to wrest the youngster from ar- resting .officers.- :Shotgun .pellets wounded .46 Negroes State Police lurried to gunfire up the vio- and: to enforce a curfew. The curfew was lifted at 6 a.m. today and the city was reported quiet. (AP.Wirephoto) Even With Heat, Sly Son Or Erin Water Use Normal Hoodwinks British I _ A Tvicfc richarmnn Drier than a roasted peanut in a sand storm, Abilene weather bureau predicts .high tempera- tures of 102 degrees for this afternoon and Thursday. Tuesday Abilenians sweltered in a high of a 10L degrees. Monday a record 103 degree was set The old broiling record busted was 102, set in IM3 on the same day. In spile' of the arid haat spell and no-rain-since-June. 1, city water consumption has remained normal so far for this lime of year. Monday the city used 30- million gallons and Tuesday, 33 This is normal for the time of year, said Bill Weems, Abilene superintendent of water and sewage. But Weems specVulates thai .with another 10 days of this sorl of weafher, consumption could go as high as 40-million gallons. The record was set July 8, 1965 with usage of gallons. Average waler consumed last year in July was gallons per day. The Citizen's Bank clock has recorded temperatures of IOB and 105, Monday and Tuesday respectively. Most cities in the area had temperatures Tuesday that went a 100 or better. In Rotan, according to weatherman Fred B y e r I y citizens were scorched by a high 106. The Rotan record is 103. Coleman was "might hoi" with a temperature of 104 Monday and 101 Tuesday. Brcckenridgc al its holiest Tuesday was. 104 and Haskell's hiah wa sabout 102. Sn.vder, which reached a record high of 105 about two .weeks ago, was an even 100 degrees. Mitchell's-Leonard's Slate Another Store A second Mitchell's Department Store Leonard's Auto Center facility will be constructed in the Brookhollow Shopping Center al Barrow and S. 270i in South Abilene, Robert A. Jordan, vice president of Abilene Savings Assn., announced today. A Mitchell's-Leonard's facil- ity now is under construction in the Edgewood Shopping Center .in north Abilene, al N. 12th and Mockingbird with opoiing scheduled for August. The Brookhollow facility, which will be Identical to the Edgewood stores, will be on a 130 000 square foot tract leased to Mitchell's by the Abilene Investment Co. and will have a building of- square feel. Location Is' southeast of Gibson s Shopping Center. ftilrance to the two stores will Picture, Pg. 6A be on Barrow. Cost of Ihe new shopping .facility will be about Abilene Investment, which leased the tract to Mitchell's is a subsidiary of Abilene Savings Assn. B o I h Mitchell's and Leonard's arc subsidiaries of Ihe Tandy Corp. of Fort Worth. Mitchell's will be a general department store and will handle a complete line of aulomotive items. A square foot area will bo paved along Barrow and S. 27th to park 180 cars, Jordan said. Cjanahan Construction Co. of will be. the contractor and target date for opening Ihe Brookhollow stores will be mid- October. (AP) A wily Irish lisherman tricked three British Navy men with the help of Ihe dark Tuesday and marooned them on a foreign coast while he and his boat escaped. The British minesweeper Kcdleston intercepted four fishing boats from the Irish Republic early Tuesday off Ihe coast of Northern Ireland. The fishermen were suspected of poaching for salmon, and Ihe sweeper sen! three men over in a dinghy In one of Ihe boats while Ihe Kedleston dealt with the other three trawlers. Unarmed, Lt. Nicolas Sowman and Able Seamen Archibald Thompson and Harry Spcdding boarded Iheir target and ordered the skipper to go alongside the Minesweeper. Bul il was dark, and the fishing captain said he'd have.to make a small detour to avoid the nets. The detour went on for 20 miles, until the boat anchored in a sandy cove. "This is where you get said the skipper, and the trawler disappeared Inlo Ihe darkness. Sowman and his men didn't know where they were until they found a nearby lighthouse and were (old they were in Counly Donegal in Ihe Irish Republic, the Navy sent a car to collect them. "After a liltle while I realized we were heading in the opposite direction lo our said Sowman. "I didn't want to use. force to stop us being kidnapped because they were hard looking characters and might, have punched our noses." Said a spokesman for the Royal Navy, "We do not consider that force ought to be used in a fishing dispute." The Kedleslon had some success in the affair. Two of the other throe boals were fined each for illegal case against Ihe Ihird was dismissed. Market Mixed NEW YOUK (AP) The slock market opened mixed today. Trading was moderately active. Advances held a narrow lead over declines. in the past week. The other was a two-day fight between South Vietnam's 1st Division and North Vietnamese troops on sand flats southeast of Quang Tri, some 40 miles to the cast of Khe Sanh. In that battle, the government troops claimed 146 of the enemy killed. Word of the new fighting came as government spokesmen in Saigon disclosed that three battalions of civilian irregulars had been withdrawn from Cam- bodia, and the rest of South Vietnam's Mekong Delia-based task force embarked on a new .operation in Cambodia. Tlie pulloul of three battalions of the ethnic Camlxxlians re- cruited in the Mekong Delta left a total of Smith Viet- namese troops operating in Cambodia. Applying unusual security to the new operation, spokesmen refused lo say where it was lo- cated. Bul one spokesman said it was not breaking new ground inside Cambodia. "We have been there he said. Officials said they had no re- ports of fighting as the new op- eration began. The mercenaries were withdrawn after one of the big- gest operations in Cambodia by Saigon's troops. It began May 25, and the South Vietnamese command claimed enemy killed, 222 captured, and more than rifles and 158 heavy weapons seized in the southeas- tern part ol the counlry. South Vietnamese casualties in the operation were reported as 102 killed, 475 wounded and six missing. Communiques today retried two clashes involving Soulh Vietnamese in Cambodia and Soulh Vietnam, while American paratroopers fought again with North Vietnamese regulars in the jungled mountains west of Hue. Soulh Vietnamese trnops fought northeast of Phnom Penh and reported killing 23 of Ihe enemy and suffering three killed and 25 wounded. Near Cau Kc, on the main es- luary of Ihe Mekong delta's Bassac Itiver, provincial militia claimed 40 slain in a battle in which in militiamen were killed and 23 wounded. Four U.S. paratroopers were killed and 34 wounded in tfie fighting west of Hue, Ihe U.S. Command said. DR. JIM NAVIAUX TENDS AN INJURED DUCK cost of two years' compassion for animals: Wildlife Crusader Discovers He's Alone in the Business PLEASANT HILL, Calif. (AP) Dr. Jim Naviaux is a veterinarian who specializes in horses but once fixed up a snake which had a broken back. Didn't charge him a dime, either. He also has succored wounded possums, foxes, raccoons, owls, seabirds and other free-roaming creatures which lacked the wherewithal to meet a doctor's bill.''' He figures mankind owes something to the living nonhu- man things injured by today's technology. Dr. Naviaux, who is 30, is the founder and sole staff of the Na- tional Wildlife Health Founda- tion. The foundation is two years old and so far, the doctor says, running it "has cost him about He says he hasn't had any help from (he other animal lovers of the world, and he has a wife and four sons to support. "Tlie trouble said Dr. Jim in an interview Tuesday, "I'm .....just not.an .organizer. This, sort of Ihing lakes promotional abili- ty." The 38-year-old Ncbraska- born horse specialist said some- body anonymous once deposited a large king snake on his door- Police Find Boys Near Dead Mother Prof Retiring LOS ANGELES (AP) Jo- seph Kaplan, 68, who served as U.S. head of the International Geophysical Year 1957-58, is re- tiring next month as a physics professor at the University of California al Los Angeles. As IGV chairman, Kaplan helped cnordinalc the efforts of 40 nations lo study earthquakes, the Antarctic, storms and irreg- ularities of the earth's rotation. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER iUREAU 4M ABILENE AND VICINITY radkfiO Generally fair and continued hoi today, fcnfght arvJ Thuriday. High both aflrrnoens around T07. near K. Wirtfs souihcrly 10-90 m.p.h. Htoh and low r'x ?4-bours ending el 9 m.: 101 and 74. Htgh and period last ytir: Sunitl Fail nigM: mrwfee today: a.m.; sunjrel tonight: p.m. ST. JOSKPII, Mo. (AP) "My mommy's down in the car and she's Karl Serbou- sck, 4, told highway department inspector Tony Felling. Karl, his brother, Stuart, 3, and their mother, Vella Serbou- sek, 33, had been sought since Saturday. Mrs. Scrbousck had left her home in St. Louis around mid- night Friday. She called her husband, William, from the Lib- erty, Mo., area al 4 a.m. and ex- pected to meet her parenls, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Purins of Lin- coln, Neb., al the Missouri Riv- er bridge at Rulo, Neb., four hours laler. Purins was to undergo sur- gery at a Lincoln hospital and Mrs. Serbousek wanted to be with her father. The search began after the Purins telephoned Serbousek Ihe family had not arrived. Po- lice and the state highway pa- trol were notified. Friends be- gan looking for the car- Monday, Serbousek and two friends flew over the route in a private plane. Tuesday they rented a car and drove over Ihe route. Then, Felling and Lee Elder noticed two boys playing near a bridge on Interstate 29 about five miles south of St. Joseph Tuesday afternoon. "They were very close to the road and we stopped to warn them away from the dangerous Elder said. "When he said, 'My mommy's down in the car and she's I looked down at Die bollom of the bridge and noticed the car." Felling and Elder had driven by the bridge twice Tuesday morning. The station wagon apparently left' the highway on the ap- proach to (he bridge and struck a supporting pillar. Elder and Felling said the toys were dressed in short pants and sport shirts, their faces were dirty and Iheir legs scratched, but otherwise ap- peared unharmed. Dr. M. E. Grimes, Buchanan Counly coroner, said Mrs. Ser- bousek probably died sometime Tuesday and could not have been dead more than 24 hours. After the boys were examined at Missouri Methodist Hospital they were reunited with their father. step which he found had some broken vertebrae. He and his pretty wife, Mary, performed' an operation on the four days later he was well the husky good Samaritan said. "It all slarted about two years ago when a friend found a little fawn on the side of a he said. "II had been knocked un- .conscious by a car-and had a broken leg and brain concus- sion." I''or months he and his wife and sons nursed the deer back to health. Last year, they re- leased it to tlie wild again. "It became apparent to me Dial the whole state of Califor- nia hasn't any facilities to lake care of injured said Naviaux. "If the creatures are found hurl, they are either re- leased to the wild, or de- stroyed." He added: "In the form of letters, I have received the backing of Gov. Ronald Reagan, Sens. George Murphy and Alan Cransfon, the American Veterinary Medical Association and Ihe California Department .of Fish and Game. Bui I'm still doing il all myself'. "I gel a lot of personal satis- faction out of that's whal it boils down to, I guess. Wildlife is just a basic interest of mine." Naviaux, a graduate zoologist from (lie University of Califor- nia, is particularly proud of lus role during the Sanla Barbara, Calif., oil leak disaster last year. He took in some 90 seabirds which had been disabled by gooey sludge, and gave over his own home as a hospilal aviary to aid in their recovery. NEWS INDEX Amusemcnls 5B Bridge................2A Clossificd...........7-1 IB Comics 6B Editorial; 4B Hoioscorxi.............. 2A Hospilal Patienls 4A Obituaries.............6A To Your Good Health------5A TV Log.............. I IB Women's News..........3B Athletic Fund Pays Variety of Expenses WUUHE Q. Where does all the money go that WE gel from llckcl sales al high school football games? A. II goes into the public school athletic [unit and is used for athletic expenses in the high schools and junior highs. Here arc a few of the ways it's used: Upkeep of the sladium, awards, medical bills, equipment, travel expenses for all Ihe learns including golf, tennis, (rack, basketball etc., and Ihe money bought athlelic uniforms for boys last year. Abilene is one of the few schools that pays all ils athletic expenses out of the athletic fund, says Chuck Moscr, alhlelic director. Q. When warm weather arrived, Ihe tlog licks came wllh It. My dog Is Intated again. Is (here any way to get rid ol licks permanently? A. Not really, you can hinder their reproduction by having your yard sprayed p.nd your dog bathed in a tick killing solu- By ELUE RUCKKR tion. But unless your neighbors agree to do the same thing, it's just about a losing batllc. A solution can he obtained from your vet or a pet shop that if applied every two weeks will keep your dog relatively free of licks. 0. How can Iho neighbors In a area of veil kept nropcrly get action from Ihe owners (or from the City) on cleaning up or tearing down a vacant house? All Ihe windows and doors arc out, It's knee rierp In weeds, grass ami trash. This properly Is n fire hazard and unsightly. A. If there's a health problem involved call the Health Dept., 692-5600. To reporl a fire hazard call Ihe fire marshal, he'll be out !o check the premises. If the building is unsafe, call the City Building Inspector, Leonard Wellington al 673-3781. A housing committee will review the condition of the house and recommend that it either be demolished or brought up to meet minimum standards. Q. What will kill nut grass on a farm of eight or 10 acres? A. The best herbicide is Amine JTethylarsonatc, bul lo treat that many acres it's going to be expensive. County Agent H. C. Stanley suggests you put some liogs on your land; they'll root out the nut grass for you. Address questions to Action Line, Box 39, Alillenc, Texas 1M9I. Names will not he used-hut questions must bei signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbct's If possible, y 0 ;