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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 16, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT i i1 i i i 1 I I !i I II hi !n :1 M I III 111: il MI 90TH YEAR, NO. 30 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 16, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Prvsi (IP) lOc 20c SUNDAY Cambodians Set for Drive Officers Believe Reds Have Deserted Resort Area By T. JEFF WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer PHNOM PENH (AP) Four Cambodian army battalions moved into position south of llic Kiri Rom plaleau today, prepar- ing for a drive on tlic mountain resort M miles wcsl of 1'hnom 1'cnli. There was speculation that most of Hie Viet Cong and North Vietnamese had pulled back into (he jungle. Two battalions were poised on the southern edge of Hie fool-high playland. They report- ed taking enemy rifle [ire but said they had not been hit by mortars. Two more battalions that were badly mauled Tuesday Mad regrouped and were again mov- ing toward the plateau. Officers on the scone said they believed the Nortli Viet- namese and Viet Cong troops who overran the resort five days ago had largely disap- peared. The Cambodian command also appeared to believe the end of Hie battle was near. It called back a force of mercenar- ies that bad been sent up the east flank of the plaleau and had made no contact with the enemy. They were three miles Interrcgoied'Morning, Noon ond Night1 Bishop Walsh: Treatment Humane By DAVID J. PAINE Associated Frees Writer HONG KONG (AP) Roman Catholic Bishop James E. Walsh said today his (reatmenl during years imprisonment in Red Cliina was "always the meals were good and ample, medical attention was good." The 79-year-old who was freed July 8, told a news conference that although his Communist captors interrogated him "morning, noon and night" for 18 months, until he finally signed a confession lo spying, sense but not in Ihe commonly Ecceplcd sense1." Bishop Walsh said he signed a confession the following day, after il was "whittled down to admit thai 'I may have become 3. spy in a legal scii.se'." lie add- ed lhat he does nol repudialc Ihe statement now, as long as it is understood "in the proper sense." His trial, he said, was held in the Municipal Court building in Shanghai, in a very large room, The prosecuting attorney was on ono side of the room and Ihe defense attorney on the other, wilh all proceedings translated into English. There was an audi- ence of some hundreds of people in Ihe room, he said. The bishop said his defense attorney "admitted everything and really condemned me, just as roundly as the prosecuting attorney did, saying everything charged against m e was of course true. On the oilier band, he said that because I was an old man and some ol these things had happened years be- J should be given a little bit of leniency." Bishop Walsh was accompa- nied at Ihe news conference by Father John McCormack, supe- rior general of the Maryknoll Order. he never Beaten or physi- (AP WIrEpholo) SKIRT RISE MAY BE SHORTSIGHTED A1C Palo Rowe of Grundy, Va., and Sgt. Pauletlc Stugart of AValkins Glenn, N.Y. WAFs Con Shorten Skirt, the Figure Justifies It By FRED S. HOFFMAN AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The head of Air Force women lias decreed thai WAFs "wilh the configuration to justify il" may wear skirts two indies above the knee. Saldzar Reported Critically ill LISBON Portugal de Oliveira Salazar, former ruler of Portugal suffered a relapse and is critically'ill, doctor said, today. A two-sentence medical bulletin issued by the 81-year-old former prime minister's physician, Eduaro Coelbo, said Salazar "suffered Wednesday morning an infectious disease. "His condition has improved bul Die prognosis is slill uncertain." The former dictalor, who ruled this country for nealy four decades, was removed from power in September afler suffering a disabling slroke which left him partially paralyzed. The Ministry of Information issued the doctor's bulletin without adding any details. It was not immediately known what kind of infectious disease struck Salazar. A medical source said it was probable that who was last seen in public a few days ago, was hit by pneumonia. The news ol his relapse was im- mediately relayed to Prime Minister Mareello Caelano. President Adm. Americo Thomaz sailed Wednesday for a visit lo the Portuguese equatorial possession of Sao Tome and Principe off the West African coast. Col. Jeanne Holm, director of Hie Women of the Air Force, has drafted an order allowing shorter uniform skirts "in keeping wilh the require- ments of good laste and the dictates of fashion, wilh due regard for the dig- nity of Ihe uniform of trie United Slates Air Force and the individuals own configuration." Normally, Col. Holm said, skirts should be right around the top of the knee or not more than an inch above. Bul, her new order siates, "Ladies with the configuration to justify il may be authorized to wear skirls nol more than two inches above Ihe knee provided the skirls, hang freely and are not excessively tight." Those aren'l Ihe only restrictions. "Under no circumstances will underwear show either while standing, stooping, or the lady colonel said. The new directive allowing Air Force women lo catch up with the shorter skills worn by Ibeir civilian sisters may be loo of women's fashions arc predicting hems will go down lo mid-calf Ibis fall. "WEATHER U.S. OEPABTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU {Weilhrr Map, Pg. J-B) ABILENE AHO VICINITY (M-mile radius] Parllv cloudy artd ThurwJay through Friday wilh a high bold allernoon) in Ihe low lo mid Ws and a lev; Thursday n'rsht near 74. Wind! Irom the iculh 10-li m.p.h. High and low lor 71 hcurs ending 9 a.m.: n and Hich aixJ low lor seme dale lail year: and 81. Sunset lasl rvghl: p.m. Sunrisa today: s.m. s-jnstl lonigJil: p.m. cally mistreated. It was "jusl menial pres- said the bishop, who is slowly getting his strength back In the Hong Kong hospital oper- ated by ''.is Maryknoll Order. The bishop said liis jailers supplied him Chinese and Eng- lish books and publications, in- cluding "David Copperfield" and "A Tale of Two Cities." And despite his long imprison- ment, ho said he.had "nil bitter- ness toward those who tried and condemned me." just roii'rt never feel angry wUh any he said. "I felt that way almost from tKe first day I sel foot in China in 1918, and it has just grown stronger wilh the years, even during my imprisonment." Speaking from a wheelchair, Rishop Walsh said he will rest a few more weeks in Ihe hospilal, "Ihen return lo my homeland." His home is in Cumberland, Aid., and lie said he also hopes to go to Rome to visit Pope Paul Vf when he can travel. The bishop said hc was arrest- ed in Shanghai in 19SB for al- legedly possessing "state secret information about a submarine built in Shanghai and about Chinese weapons used in the Ko- rean War." "The evidence tliey pro- he continued, "was thai a friend of mine in the shipping business in Shanghai had told me a .submarine was buill in Shanghai and thai that was n state secret. My listening lo thai from the lips of my friend con- sliluled me as a spy." lie said the Commimisls also alleged that a Chinese who fought in the Korean War visit- ed his Catholic Center in Shang- hai and told him about weapons used in Ihe war. "I did not know a single word this young man l.he bish- op said, explaining thai a Chinese priest translated the soldier's remarks to him in Lat- "dead language" contain- ing no words to describe mod- em weapons, he said. "Fina'ly, one day f got worn ont nn-l lrrccl with the whole bishop said. "I final- ly sairf: 'I may have become a spy in your legal sense. I know rmsider all missionaries lo be spies. You say these two things under your laws make me a spy and that may hc true within the meaning of your legal Russian Grumbling Hinted Against the Ruling Elders By WILLIAM L. RYAN At" Special Correspondent The Kremlin chiefs provided observers Ibis week wilh reason to wonder whether.a.rebellion against the ciders is slowly shaping np al the top of the So- viet power pyramid. Leonid Brezhnev, Ihe general secretary of the Communist party, unexpectedly reversed himself. On. July 2, in a long speech on the shortcomings of Soviet agriculture, hc said Ihe 2-ltli Communist party Congress would be held before the end of 1970. On Monday, .11 days later, Tass announced that the parly's Central Committee had voted to hold the Congress next March, three months, alter 1970 ends. This suggests that Brezhnev was overruled by others. Parly statutes require a con- gress every four years, but I his statute has been rcpoalcdly vio- lated. However, there arc other stat- utes which could be ombarrass- An Aiiociated Prcsi Analyiii ing to some top leaders. In 1961, when Nikila Khrusli- clicv was in charge, he revised the statutes so that he could fire anybody who got in bis way and at the same lime expect lo keep himself at the helm. Khrushchev's new rules, duly adopted by the 22nd Congress, required lhat not less than a quarter of all Central Commit- tee members be replaced al each congress. Nobody in top ruling bodies including the Pre- called Ihe Politbu- ro serve more than three consecutive terms. That would have ruled out Khrushchev, too, except for an- ollier clause which said that members with "particular" tal- ents could stay in office indefi- nitely. Knuckle Raps For Pushy Probers WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Treasury Department's enforce- ment chief says no discipline is planned for agents who sought to compel librarians in several cities to give them unlimited ac- cess to files lo identify readers of books on explosives and "mil- ilanl and subversive" material. A U.S. senator meanwhile branded the praclice fearful and repressive and demanded a complete Treasury Department investigation and report lo Con- gress. Bill Eugene T. flossidcs, as- sislanl secretary of Ihe Treas- ury for enforcement, told a Sen- ate panel Wednesday he regards a printed account of the tactic as an unfair distortion. "I won't call il a cheap shol bul it was practically Tiossides told the Kcnale Investi- gations subcommittee which is studying a recent rash of bomb- ings across the nation. lie said Ihe technique was used in only a few isolated inci- dents by some regional agents of the Internal Revenue Service unit concerned wilh controls on guns and munitions. These agents wore perhaps overzcalous in their duties, Ros- sides .said, declaring lhat gener- al brousing through library files In check public reading habits is nol now and never has been IltS policy. Hnl Hossidcs said lhat be- cause until now there was no general official prohibition of (he practice, agents involved would nnl be punished. Punishment will follow if such techniques are used again he said, noting the Treasury De- partment and Nixon administra- tion long have been against un- limited access by investigators to such files as bank records. Khrushchev was ousted In Oc- tober 1964, possibly on the legal basis provided by his own stat- utes. In March 1966 Ihe 23rd party Congress decided "there will be a syslemalic renewal ol the composition of the party or- ganization" bul did nol-go inlo specifics. The suggeslion was thai there would be some revi- much was not clear. In recent years there have been hints lhat the parly's lower ranks were pressing those al the top lo open Ihe avenues to pow- er. Even before the- 19G6 Con- gress some party sources were deploring a tendency toward au- tomatic re-election of leading figures. Only Ihree of the 11 members of the ruling Politburo are un- der 60. The average age of the 11 is 61. Thai means there has been little turnover at Ihe (op and not much encouragement for younger men. Brezhnev has been speaking with much authority lately, chewing out ministries, one aft- er another, for poor industrial or agricultural performances. This has seemed to be direct in- terference by the chief of the party in the affairs of the gov- ernmenl and its ministries, a practice which is unlikely lo en- dear Brezhnev to the vast bu- reaucracy which runs the Soviet Union in ils own plodding fash- ion, Apparently Brezhnev wanted the party Congress in 1970 (or a quick rcconlirmation of his leading posilion. Delay could provide lime for fonnalion of al- liances against him and his over-age contemporaries by younger men now impatient for their cul of Ihe good life al the from the main resort area when The mercenaries are Cambo- dians from Soulh Vietnam's Me- kong Delta who were recruited and trained by.Ihe U.S. Special Forces for th'e war in Vietnam. There was some speculation among Ihe strike forces (hat the Cambodian ;army wanted sola credit for-retaking the plaleau after Ihe humiliation of being driven from it. Indications were that, more than 200 Cambodian troops were killed, wounded or missing. To- la! enemy losses were not known. Kiri Horn area has no appar- ent military value. The aim of Ihe enemy appeared to be to knock out as many government units as it could, then pul] out when the government force got loo big. The bearded commander of one of the battalions routed Tuesday said 15 of his men wera killed during Ihe day-long fight- ing. "Look al the weapons my men have. And do you know nearly one third of my men have malaria? But we made he said to newsmen who visited him on the road nine miles be- low the plaleau. He claimed his men killed aboul 80 Viet Cong before re- treating. Ammunition Could Be Dangerous An Army ordnance specialist wanied Thursday that the 20mm maciu'ne gun rounds which have been found along the Texas and Pacific Railroad tracks from Abilene to Big Spring "could be very dangerous." MSgt. Thomas Woodrow of the Ordnance Detachment at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, told the Reporter-News, "If you find one, leave it alone...perhaps mark il...then call local .law enforcement authorities." Asked how dangerous the rounds might be, he said lhat unless Ihe projectiles are only training rounds they might be exploded a number of ways. They are in various states of oxidation (decay) due to weather exposure, which he said adds to the hazard. "We'll dispatch a team there and try to determine how they got there anil remove he said. The projectiles are about three inches long and are marked "20 MM, M55, LC-24." Market Higher NEW YORK (AP) Slock market prices opened higher lo- day in active trading- Advancing issues outnumber declines 2 to. 1. Union Official Plans Suit to Get Job Back Why So Difficult to Get Autograph? By ELLIE RUCKEU Q. Through newspaper articles we were led (o believe we could ohlaln Bob Hope's autograph on his arrival at Ihe airport. The people 1 observed thai were allowed (o get close lo him .were families and friends of (he promoters and dignitaries. I heard many la Ihe crowd voice disappointment In not celling Mr. Hope's aulograph. This was the first and definitely the last airport reception my family and I will of any celebrity (hat Is brought (o Abilene, by" these promoters. A This is the reason special arrangements had'to be made for Susan Lcllncr to obtain Hope's autograph, because it's so dlfficull for anyone to reach a celebrity. Max Polcn, who helped promote the thow said Hope did sign a few autographs between the airplane and the building, before enlering Ihe press room and on leaving the press room. Autographs had to be limited, Polen said, because there were nearly people al the airport ami if Hope had stopped for any length of time he would have been mobbed and held up indefinitely. Q. Under the new Family' Code concerning Common 'law Marriages, I understand that a hoy IE and a girl 14 have In live together for one year before marriage wlthoul their parents' 'consent. Ycl If Ihcy go across the stale line they cannnl be forced lo return home. Is tills correct? A. Definition of common law marriage is: agreement lo be husband and wife, live together as husband and wife and represent lo others that you are husband and wife. There's nothing about living together for one year. This marriage can he annulled by parcnls of either child. Going across the state line solves nothing because you would be sent back by the authorities. If ynn cross into a slate thai doesn't recognize common law marriages, your "husband" could be indicted on Ihe "Mann Act" for crossing the slate line for immoral purposes. Q. I'm writing In find out wnal happened lo Mad Dog Harlcy Itacc. lie and Terry Funk had Ihclr lasl chain match In San Angclo nlwiil four or five months ago, hut I never knew If Race was put ont of action or whether he was hurt or nol and I'd like lo know, A. Terry won the match. Pace was hurt, he had facial lacerations and a slight head concussion, and didn'l wrestle for two months after thai match. He's back now, wrestling in anil around Kansas City, Mo. Q. I'm (lie only descendant bearing the name of my father's family. Does (his exempt me from sen-ing In combat as I have heard? A. No, sorry to crush your hopes. You may be thinking of the ruling concerning a "sole surviving son." If you were the only son of a man who died while on active duty or died from wounds or disease received while on active duly you would not have lo go in the military service al all, says Cappie Mcycrdirk of the Abilene Drafl Board. Address question slo Action Une, Box 38, Abilene, Texas 79GM. Names will not hc used hid questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbers If possible. By DICK BARNES Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The ousted secretary-treasurer of the International Barbers Un- ion, who criticized the union's Ircuble'd pension plan, says he'll file suit in federal court lo get his job back. The union's executive board expelled Edgar M. Sanders from the position Wednesday bul refused to slate publicly wliy he was ousted. Sanders said he was removed "because I've been telling them how bad Ihe pension fund was and been going to meetings to tell Ihe members." The pension fund is currently under investigation by a federal grand jury in Chicago. ILs ?2l million in assets include mil- lion in delinquent loans, most of them arranged by a once-bank- rupl invcslmcnl consultant who served the fund for about two years. The grand jury probe In- volves, according to court re- cords, "many high-ranking un- ion officials successful busi- nessmen and Sanders, H, was rc-oleclcd In t 1968 to his second five term in the He said he planned lo seek a court order williin a week to set aside Ihe ouster. In Ihe past year Sanders has increasingly criticized the pen- sion fund's condition at union meetings. Union President Jo- seph DcPaola has repeatedly assured barbers the fund has lost no money and is sound. .DePaola previously refused lo discuss the fund because of the grand jury investigation, Wednesday he referred ques- tions about Sanders' expulsion lo Sherman Carmell, the union attorney. 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