Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 6, 1970, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 6, 1970 —THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 10c DAILY—20c SUNDAY Associated Press (JP)
Convicted For Raid on Office
CHICAGO (AP) - Ten antiwar demonstrators, some of whom say they were “culturally insane”, were convicted Friday of destroying valuable Selective Service System records in a raid on a draft board office.
The I .S. District Court jury of seven men and five women began deliberating just before noon and reached its verdict within three hours. All IO defendants were convicted on all four counts of the indictment.
An attorney representing four of the defendants maintained they were innocent because their Mews on the Vietnam war and racism are different enough from those held by the rest of American society to constitute cultural insanity.
In his instructions to the jury, however, Judge Edwin A. Hobson declared that an individual's political beliefs are no basis for disobeying the law.
Only seven of those convicted
US. Denies Reds Sank Spy Ship
Like old days
Sen. Ralph Yarborough, recently defeated in his bid for renomination by Democrats for the U.S. Senate post, waved to the crowd and cameramen as he boarded the Goober Special at Dublin Friday for the Uplift Rural America Day. The senator remarked that the action brought a nostalgic recollection of early day train campaigning in Texas. (Staff Photo by Clovis McCallister)
Rural Folks Praised For NixiV Dissent
By CLOVIS MCCALLISTER Farm and Ranch Editor
DUBLIN — A Nixon administration official said Friday that the hard working rural Americans are ignored by the press, and Eastern college administrators could take lessons from Texas and neighboring states in corraling dissenters on college campuses.
James V. Smith, administrator of the Farmers Home Administration, told those attending the Uplift Rural America Day a ct i v i t i e s sponsored by Dublin Young Farmers, that the rural people give administrators the courage, backbone and principles and support to stop trouble makers.
About 800 Dublin and area residents were also told that a farm bill may be in the offering in the next few days, that Texas lawmakers will concentrate on urban and rural problems in 1971 and that rural America is the backbone of family farming.
The Uplift Rural America Day program planned for area residents to publicly express “thanks” to the officials turned out to be a mutual admiration session, as officials thanked the community for showing what rural America can do and for providing the leadership and courage needed to strengthened America as a whole.
Smith said such communities
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are shining examples to other rural areas that the rural populations can gain instead of decrease with the proper leadership.
He also praised the presence of the press at the program, saying that if there were a riot somewhere, the press would be there.
“But the good, honest, hardworking folk of rural America who work their hearts out and go peacefully about their
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TOKYO (AP) — North Korea claimed it sank a “heavily armed” U.S. spy ship in the Yellow Sea Friday. The U.S. Navy in Washington declared, quoting Pacific Fleet headquarters: “The U.S. Navy had no ships of any kind operating in that area.”
This made it appear that the North Koreans could be talking about the .seizure of a South Korean navy vessel by North Korean gunboats in the Yellow Sea, announced earlier by the South Koreans, who said their vessel was fired upon.
The official Korean Central News Agency in North Korea said the spy ship “intruded deep into the coastal waters” about 11:30 p.m. Friday to conduct reconnaissance.”
The KCNA Dispatch said: “Officers and men of the navy of the Korean People’s army ... instantly sent to the bottom of the sea the enemas armed spy ship which intruded deep into the coastal waters.”
It said the shin was sunk off Haeju, in the Yellow Sea on the western coast of North Korea about 50 miles south of the capital, Pyongyang.
Earlier, the South Korean Defense Ministry reported one of its navy craft with 20 crewmen was seized by two Communist patrol boats and taken to the North.
KCNA said the U.S. ship crossed into North Korean-claimed waters as “the U.S. im-
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perialist aggressor army is markedly intensifying grave armed provocations” against North Korea along the demilitarized zone. The DMZ, established by the armistice of 1953, separates North and South Korea.
The Communist news agency also said the sinking of the “spy ship” came after the U.S. Army “fired tens of thousands of shells and bullets” at North Korean posts in the wtstem and central DMZ sectors last Wednesday.
“Following this, the U.S. imperialist aggressor army infiltrated at around 1:30 p.m. on the fifth (June 5) a heavily armed spy ship under the cover of fighter planes and warships into the sea off Haeju, the coastal waters of the northern half of the republic, to conduct reconnaissance,” KCNA said.
In Seoul. Brig. Gen. Roh Young-suh, spokesman for the South Korean Defense Ministry, said the North Koreans fired on the South Korean vessel in what he termed a “premeditated attack.” He did not say whether the fire was returned or if there were casualties. There was no word on the condition of the crew.
Defense Minister Chung Nae-hyuk called an emergency meeting of his aides.
The incident occurred, the South Koreans said, west of Yonpyong-Do Island, 70 miles west of Seoul and near the seaward extension of the DMZ.
U S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map, Pg. 7 a)
ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mile radius) — Clear to partly cloudy and warmer Saturday and Sunday. Hiqh Saturday in the middle 80s. Low Saturday night in the lower 60s. High Sunday in upper 80s. Light and variable winds.
of destroying Selective Service records in the raid were in the courtroom.
Arrest warrants were issued for the three other defendants, the Rev. Nicholas J. Riddell. 40, of Milwaukee, a Carmelite priest; Miss Linda J. Quint, 22, of Chicago, and Charles Muse, 21, of Roxbury, Mass., after they failed to appear in court near the end of their trial.
Eighteen persons were arrested May 25, 1969 during the raid on a Southwest Side draft board office but three were dismissed because they were newspaper reporters observing the demonstration.
Four defendants who failed to appear at the start of the trial were severed from the proceedings.
Edward Hoffmans, 32, of Iow a City, Iowa, the other defendant, was declared mentally unfit to stand trial after a psychiatrist testified for the government that Hoffmans showed symptoms of a schizoid personality. Hoffmans, who repeatedly had refused to rise for the judge, was committed to a federal mental institution. A higher court stayed the order, however.
The IO persons convicted admitted during the month-long trial that they had participated in the raid and destroyed the draft board records by pouring paint on them and placing them in a bonfire.
They said that the day before the raid they held a “sensitivity session” at which each persons involved expressed his or her political views and personal philosophy.
Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the late President Kennedy, now is a long-haired young lady. She was pictured as she left Holy Family Church in midtown Manhattan Friday where she attended a memorial mass for her assassinated uncle, Sen. Robert Kennedy. Caroline is 1212 years old and was almost six when her father was killed. (AP Wirephoto)
'Bawl Street' Woes Parodied by Paper
NEW YORK (AP) - “Market Confirms 1970 as the Year of the Dog,” proclaims Friday’s banner headline of the “mourning edition’’ of “The Bawl Street Journal,” a humorous publication that has been parodying the stock market for more than 50 years.
Black borders adorn this year’s edition as the paper spoofs the financial community and the recent bleak events on Wall Street.
For example, one of the fie-
'Hair Character s Flag Act Prompts Astronaut Walkout
NEW YORK (AP) — Apollo 13 astronauts James A. Lovell Jr., and John L. Swigert Jr. walked out on the rock musical “Hair” following a scene in which a character on stage appeared wrapped in the American flag.
First to leave the Biltmore theater during an intermission were Lovell and his wife. He departed without comment.
Swigert followed about five minutes later and an unidentified woman spokesman for the Broadway hit asked him: “Mr. Swigert, why are you leaving?”
“I don’t appreciate what you’re doing to the flag,” the astronaut replied. “I don’t like the way they wrapped the flag around that guy.”
“if they can wrap the flag around dead men, then I don’t see why we can’t wrap it around a living one.” said the woman. “It doesn’t touch the ground. It’s not being abused.”
“I like to see the flag up flying proudly,” Swigert told her Thursday night. “When I’m in space I represent that flag.” During last April’s aborted moonshot, Lovell, Swigert and the third Apollo astronaut, Fred W. Haise Jr., listened to recorded songs from “Hair” while in space.
They also christened their lunar module Aquarius. The show’s hit tune refers to the “dawning of the age of Aquarius.”
tlonal stories has Robert W. ll a ack, president of the New York Stock Exchange, musing on a psychiatrist’s couch: “I wonder if there are any more college presidencies open.”
First published about 1919, “The Bawl Street Journal”, has a press run of 95,000 this year, says John Eckelberry, this year’s editor-in-chief.
The paper is sponsored by the Bond Club of New York, an association of about 600 partners or officers of firms in the investment banking business.
The paper’s format is similar to any other’s, right down to the television listings. On Channel ll, for instance, viewers can tune into “The Endless Summer,” referring to the market’s performance in past months.
And for a news item the paper reports that because so many conglomerates have recently been buying motion picture companies, Standard Si Poor’s is updating its rating system for conglomerate bond issues.
Instead of the traditional AAA, AA. A, BBB, BB, and B ratings given to bond securities, it says from now on conglomerate bonds will be rated G, M, R or X.
For advertisements there’s one by a leading Wall Street Brokerage firm that says, “Don’t look for us in the Yellow Pages. We’re in the Red.” Another institutional ad for another big firm says “Our Atlantic City office recommends Salt Water Taffy for the long pull.”
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Sunset last night: 8.42 p.m.; sunrise today 6:31 a.m.; sunset tonight; 8:43 p.m. Barometer reading at noon: 28.28. Humid'ty at noon: 61 per cent
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'Ridiculous' Census Triggers Protest by Galveston Mayor
GALVESTON, Tex. (AP) -The mayors of two major Southeast Texas cities expressed
Nixon Calls Pilot 'National Hero
IG TON (AP) - TWA j C. Hupe, shot in the i Thursday’s $100 milking attempt, had a from President Nixon t was unable to take
n for me,” Nixon told who answered, “that ional hero.” as sleeping under settle intensive care Fairfax, Va. hospital, fe said it was wonder-the President had
laced the call himself for Hupe. When nurse
ie Mastorovich told dot could not be dis
turbed the President identified himself and said:
“I served with Captain Hupe on Guadalcanal during World War II and I would like for you to express my personal best wishes to him, and that I wish him a speedy recovery.
“He went through the entire war without a scratch,” the President said. “It’s too bad he had to be injured now this way.”
The White House said the President recalled having met Hupe in the Pacific when Hupe was a Marine captain and the President was a Navy lieutenant assigned to a Marine air group.
Hupe’s wife, who flew in from
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MRS. DALE HUPE ... he proved his bravery
Kansas with their 19-year-old son Dennis to be with him, said he and his copilot were con
vinced during Thursday’s 8-hour ordeal that they were dealing with “a highly disturbed man.” Mrs. Hupe told reporters that her husband, who is recuperating from a bullet wound in the intestines, was “very calm and very composed” when she talked to him just before he went into surgery.
“He didn t talk much about what actually happened,” she said, “but he did say that they thought they had a highly disturbed man aboard.
“I told him we always thought he was a brave man and now he proved it to the whole world,” she said.
“I think his uptilts are good— of course he’s miserable, but lf
he could just have a drink of water he’d be in fine shape,” she said, and smiled.
Because the bullet went through his intestines the last thing doctors would order would be water, she said. All of his feeding will be intravenously rather than by mouth, for the time being.
The chic, slender, gray-haired Mrs. Hupe said her husband believed that the hijacker, Arthur G. Barkley, was the one who shot him during the cockpit struggle at Dulles airport. But she said the FBI still is working out the sequence of events after agents boarded the airliner as passengers scrambled for cover.
alarm Friday following release of preliminary census figures showing dramatic losses in population.
Galveston Mayor Edward Schreiber said he has filed a formal protest of the census count, and Beaumont Mayor Ken Ritter said he didn't believe everyone in Beaumont had been counted.
Galveston registered a loss of 6,461 persons during the past decade, and Beaumont lost 3,-459.
“To begin with, this Is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard,” said Schreiber. “I have made an official protest to the Houston-Galveston Area Council (a regional planning group) because this organization has been designated the agency to assume the responsibility for the census in this area.
“I told Mr. (Tom) Coffing (Census Bureau district manager) I did not doubt his figures but I doubt everyone in the City of Galveston was counted.
“I don’t believe everyone In
Galveston has been counted and
I will not accept this figure.
There will have to be a recount.”
The Galveston County Urban Transportation Council had projected population figures for 1970 in Galveston at 78,000 persons.
Acting City Mgr. John Uver-ferth said the city staff had anticipated a 1970 population of 73,-000 based on water connections,
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Amusements ........... 6A
Astrology ............ 11B
Bridge ............ IU
Church News...... IC, UA
Classified .......... 13-17B
Comics ............ 8, 9B
Editorials ............ 12B
Form ............ 6, 7B
Markets .......... IO, 118
Sports ............ 13 15 A
TV Log............... SB
TV Scout ............ 4B
Woman's Naws.......I, 3B