Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1970, Abilene, Texas
CO Reporter WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 6yron 90TH YEAR, NO. 42 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 28, TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Associated Press (ff) Letter Claims 'Atmosphere of Intimidation, Distrust' at UT Prof Labels Silber Firing 'Act of Cowardice' AUSTIN (AP) The sudden firing of Dr. Jolm R. Silber as dean at Ihe University of Texas has caused, some professors .lo consider quilting their jobs, but Silber urged them to stay on to "enrich the campus." Twenty-five members of the zoology department wrote acl- ing president Dr. Bryce Jordan Monday that Silbcr's abrupt dis- missal Friday "creates an at- mosphere of intimidation and distrust that will be severely de- trimental lo Ihe university." One of the signers, Dr. Robert K. Selander, said in a separate letter lo Jordan that "Ihe lim- ing and manner in which the dismissal was handled mark it as an act of cowardice." Silber said he was called inlo Jordan's office Friday evening and, without explanation, was given a letter of dismissal from Chancellor-elect Charles Le- Maislre. "When a man of Dr. Silbcr's professional stature, position, and integrity is subject lo ad- ministrative assassination, faith in the future of this university is destroyed. It will be increas- ingly difficult for this university to hold or to attract faculty members and students dedi- cated, lo Ihe concept of freedom of thought.and expression and to the goal of academic excel- Selander said. Dr. William Arrowsmilh, a widely published classics schol- ar, wired LcMaistrc that the firing of Silber "lias earned you Die just contempt of all intel- ligent members of the Texas faculty." He said the LeMaislre administration "is interested only in mediocrities and nonenti- ties who can be counted on lo carry out Ihe megalomanic wishes" of regents chairman Frank C. Erwin Jr. of Austin. ''You have lost the confidence of (he faculty before you ever won Arrowsmilli (old Maislre. Silber, 43, said he hud learned from, letters and over the tele- phone that "some members" of the faculty "have considered resigning as a consequence of my being fired. I urge all those individuals who have indicaled this inlention to reconsirier. "The worst thing that could happen would be for the ablest members of this faculty to re- sign." An official who asked that his name not bo used said Saturday that Silber was "in open defi- ance" of the administration's attempts to reorganize the Col- lege of Arts and Sciences, which Silbcrl headed. It has about half the university's students. The source said Silber "WHS just building an empire out there and told everybody to go to hell. Silber came to UT from Yale In 1955, where he had been a philosophy instructor. He was chairman of the philosophy de- partment when he was promot- ed to dean In December I9G7. He opposed Jordan's proposal In create an entire new level of administrators for arts and sciences, ralher than a single college under onc dean. Silber's dismissal as dean does not remove him from Ihe faculty since he has tenure. He said he would continue leaching philosophy, where he generally is popular with students. A six-member committee of professors has been formed to administer the College of Arls and Sciences until an acting dean is named lo replace Silber. Envin told a news conference Monday: "Today, I have been asked repeatedly to comment on the report that a number of per- sons employed by Ihe univer- sity are threatening to resign. "Jly only comment is that if any person employed by the university wishes lo resign, all he need do is quit playing games in Ihe newspaper and submit his written resignation to Ihe president of UT-Austin and I am sure that his resig- nation will be promptly ac- cepted." The battle ensued Chicago Rock Fans Pelt Police Chicago's Grant Park, scene of bloody clashes be- tween. police and demonstrators during Ihe 1968 Democratic National Convention, became the scene of battle Monday when violence broke out during a rock concert. Here, an unidentified youth uses a bat to smash the windshield of a police car while rock fans watch as a car burns (center) during a confrontation between police and spectators. In right photo undercover police drag a spectator past an overturned car. (AP Wirepholos) CHICAGO (AP) More than young people batlled police with rocks, bottles and baseball bals in anger al tlie interruption of a free rock music concert sponsored by the city to "bridge the generation gap." Mobs overturned automobiles, S. Korean Planes Sink and some people got h SEOUL (APT South Korean planes sank a 50-ton North Ko- rean launch early today in Ihe third North-South Korean sea bailie in two months, the De- fense Ministry announced. The minislry said Ihe high- speed boat had apparently been senl south to pick up or drop off North Korean agenls. It went down off South Korea's cast coast near Sokcho, 100 miles east of Seoul and seven miles south of Ihe armistice line be- tween North and South Korea. Patrol boats were searching Ihe area, but no bodies or survi- vors had been found so far, Ihe ministry said. Such launches nor- mally carry 10 crewmen. Spokesmen gave this account of Ihe sinking: Coastal guards on shore spot- ted the unmarked boat Monday night near Yongdok, south of Sokcho, and opened fire. The boat replied with machine-gun fire, and a civilian on shore was Eeriously wounded. The launch headed north, and Ihe shore per- sonnel radioed for naval help. Clashes between police and demonstrators left 66 persons injured, including 24 policemen. At left, a bloodied demonstrator is led to an ambulance by a police officer during the melee in Chicago's Grant Park. In center, rock music fans carry another in- jured demonstrator away from the scene, and at right, a man helps an injured woman get away from the park. (AP Wirepholo) Amusements 2B Business News 8A Bridge 7B Classified 4-6B Comics I 1 A Editorials I OA Horoscope 7B Hospilal Patients 5A Obiluaries Scorls 6-7A Ticket Slubs 28 To Your Good Health 7B TV Lop 76 Women's News 3B Woman Only Crash Survivor nosWELL, N.M. (AP) "The doctor said she's just an official said Monday after Betty Gcyer, 28, of San Antonio, Tex., was rescued from the wreckage of a private plane in which six companions died. The twin-engine Cessna 31f) cracked up Friday while carrying Ihe parly ol seven from Del Rio, Tex., to allend weekend horse races at Huidoso, N.M. Mrs. Geycr was flown to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in floswell, which is 70 miles east of Ruidoso. Her husband joined her here. Nosey Soviet Trawler Foils Launching CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (Al1) Its first try al a submerged launching of Ihe Poseidon mis- sile foiled by an Inquisitive So- viet trawler, Ihe U.S. Navy plans lo carry oul Ihe test next week even if snoopy onlookers appear again. Market Mixed NEW YORK (AP) Slocks opened mixed today in quiet trading. Winning and losing issues were about tied. The mileslone shot of the mul- liwarhead Poseidon had been scheduled Monday from Ihe nu- clear submarine James Madi- son. liul il was postponed because a Soviet fishing vessel wilh elec- tronic gear probed lo within 200 yards of the sub during a trial run last Friday, according to a reliable informant. The Navy announced Satur- day Ihe firing had been "de- ferred" and that "additional preflight lesls will be conducted and the lest rescheduled, proba- bly next month." Tlie informant, who was aboard a nearby surface sup- port ship, said, "it came close, to wilhin 200 yards. Someone in the Pentagon became a little ap- prehensive." He said Ihere was nothing wrong with Ihe missile or sup- port cquipmenl. Defense Deparlmcnl officials declined lo confirm or deny the report. Sources said another atlempl would be made lo fire Ihe mis- sile next week even if Ihe Soviet trawler is still in the area about 30 miles cast nl Cape Kennedy. Winston Preposition Goes Up in Smoke By EUJE RUCKER Q. Tell me, what Is grammatically Incorrect In "Winston lasles good like a clgarelle A. A language perfectionist would say "as" should be substituted for "like" because a preposition is being usnd where a conjunction should be, and "like" Isn'l acceptable as .a conjunction (followed by a But Dr. Edmund Bojarski, McMurry English Professor, says it's a common mistake and (hat in 20 years it will be considered acceptable because usage is what counts. Dr. George Ewing, head of the ACC English said that 75 per cent of the pane} members lhat put logeUicr the American Heritage Dictionary felt lhat using "like" In this manner isn't acceptable in formal writing, but is acceptable in informal speech. Q. Hnw did Hoby, Texas, gel Its name? How did !l gel started? A. It was named after early landowners B.C. and Roby. They arrived with Ihe first seniors in 1880. The majority of Ihe early settlers were wilh the livestock industry. North linby was originally Ihe (own of Fisher, which was the firsl lownsite in Fisher County, says the Handbook of Texas Hislory. Q. I would like (e know Ihe address of Jackie Onassis. Also, how would you address a Idler to her? A. She has four addresses, one In Monaco, one In Argentina, also New York and Massachusetts. Try writing 1040 Fifth Avenue, New York City, N.Y. If Uiat doesn't gel a response, we'll send you Ihe other three. Address your letter to Mrs. Aristotle Onassis or if you feel like getting carried away, address il lo Mrs. Arislotle Socrales Onassis. That's her name, now. Q. CnukI you lind out how many horses have won triple crown? Can you name Ihe horses and (heir Jockeys? A. Only eight horses have won il, Ihoy arc: Sir Barton ridden by Johnny Loflus, Gallant Fox ridden by Earle Sande, Omaha wilh W. Sanders, War Admiral wilh C. Kurtsinger, Whlrlaway with Eddie Arcaro, Count Fleet ridden hy Johnny IXHigden, Assaull-wilh W. Mohrlcns and Citation with Eddie Arcaro. The "Triple Crown" of racing consists of Ihrce separate races for Ilircc year olds: the Kentucky Derby, Preakncss Slakes and the Bcljnont Slakes. Q. One of Ihe songs we enjoyed In Ihe Fandangle (his year was about a hoy who was the "spllMn1 Image" of his father. How did ihc jihrase "splllin1 Image" originate? A. There's some disagreement on this among linguistic experts. The best explanation we found was in Ihc American Dialed Dictionary which suggests lhat "spit" derived from "spirit'1 and the phrase was originally, "He's Ihc very spirit and image of his father." That phrase was widely used in Ihc Soulh and many people wilh a Southern accent pronounce Ihcir indistinctly (no offense, we're just quoting thai thus "spirit" became "spit." Address questions lo Action Mnc Rnx 30, Abilene, Texas Nanirr will not he used hul questions must hi signed and addresses given. I'loasc Include telephone numbers If posslhle. The Russian ship was well oulside territorial limits, and such (rawlers are a common sight off Cape Kennedy whenev- er an important missile or manned space shot is conduct- ed. The trawlers have shadowed Polaris nuclear subs in the past, but never came as close as last Friday, sources sairl. It was speculated Ihe trawler was testing sonar equipment on the submerged Madison and gathering information on Ihe na- lure of the exhaust from the sub's nuclear power planl. Such data could help in developing detection systems. The Poseidon launch is to be the firsl from a submarine for this advanced weapon which is lo replace Ihe Polaris rocket slarling early next year. The Madison is the first of 31 Polaris subs refilled for Ihe Po- .scidon, which packs a re-enlry vehicle (MIRV) capable of de- livering up to 10 nuclear war- heads on separate targets. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU IWealher Map, Pg. S-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY sel Ihem ablaze and later streamed out of Grant Park into the downtown district, smashing windows and looting. Tliree youlhs were slxrt and 63 other persons were injured, in- cluding 24 policemen. One po- liceman was stabbed and anoth- er beaten seriously. There were 148 arrests. Outnumbered police and the rampaging youths battled back and forth over ah athletic field for more than three hours in SO- degree late aiiernodn heat. Tear gas failed lo disperse Ihc crowd. One group of youths tried to calm others, but to no avail. One squad car was over- turned and two other cars buiTied. OTIS of those on fire ex- ploded, filling the air wilh black smoke. Rioters also set trash Fires. Cars passing along Lake Shore and Balboa drives were pelted wilh rocks. After a police helicopter swooped low to broadcast the stale riot act by loudspeaker, the police line made a final charge and mobs of youths re- treated into the downtown area, pulling down street lights in Grant Park as they went. Dozeas of large display win- dows were shattered as the youlhs rampaged down State Street. Several displays were loot. The violence ended after about six hours. Those shol were identified as Robert Johnson, 16, listed in se- rious condilion and Kevin Pur- cll, 13, and Edward Harms, 18, both in fair condilion. AU live in Chicago. Both blacks and while youths, including girls in their early teens, look part in Ihe fray at the scene of bloody clashes be- ween police and demonstrators Ihe week of Ihe 1968 Democratic National Convention. Witnesses said the trouble be- gan when a group of youlhs took over the stage of the Grant Park Bandshell while an audi- ence of wailed for the ap- pearance of Ihe rock band, Sly and Ihe Family Stone. The band barf refused to appear until Ihe crowd quieted down. When authorities tried to eject the intruders, others in the audi- ence pelted Ihe stage with stones and bottles. Groups of youths hurled mis- siles al each other and a police- man was struck. Authorities then ordered the concert can- celed and the youths swarmed onto the athletic field. 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