Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1970, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAR, NO. 363 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 16, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Pnu lOc SUNDAY Reds Free 3 Newsmen Correspondent Says, 'We're Safe and Healthy' SAIGON (AP) Three Amer- ican correspondents caplurcd last monlh by Ihe Viel Cong in Cambodia have been released. They are Richard B. Dudnian of the SI. Louis Post-Dispatch, Elizabeth Pond of tlic Christian Science Monitor and Michael Morrow of Dispatch, Inc. (ftp Wlrmhclt) Dudnian said they were re- leased on Monday nighl. They were taken captive May 7. "We're safe and healthy and in good Dudman said tonight. He added that he had asked llieir captors about the fate of some 20 other newsmen cap- lurcd by Communist command troops in Cambodia ;md missing since April 3. lie said received no re- and that neither he, Miss Pond nor Morrow saw any of Ihe missing newsmen while they were in captivity. Dndman spoke on the tele- phono from Miss Pond's apart- ment in Saigon, where Ihe trio arrived earlier today alter hitchhiking in from the Cambo- dian border. "We were released last night about II o'clock in Cambodia, on a stretch of Highway 1 thai is controlled at nighl by the Cam- JOIIN WEINGARDEN AND GEORGE GOFF llicy became 'haying sergeants' AF Sergeants Make Hay After Signing Farm Boy i V Recruiters Swing Pitchforks, Milk Cows So 19-Year-Old Can Attend School By ROBERT A. FASCE, Associated Press Writer FORT PLAIN, N.Y. (AT) Two Air Force recruiters signed Guy Beam's 19-year-old son off llie jrtrni right at haying time. Then the recruiters, Sgls. John V. IFeingnrdcn and George vol- unteered to fill fleam's manpower flip by stvinging pitchforks, milking cows and painting jtirin buildings themselves for the ncxl three or jour weeks. The crisis developed when nn aliening came up for Beam's son Paul in. en Air Force mechanics school. In order lo take advantage oj the aliening, Paul had to sign up right away. "It all came on so sudden .1 didn't have time lo think of suid the elder Hcam. "I told the sergeants I had counted on Paul lo help me gel the hayiii1 done." Jfeingartlcn generously volunteered Ins own and Gaffs services. Though taken aback, Gojj agreed lo go along with the idea. "My wife thinks I'm said 34, who comes from Patotncket, R. I. "But she's getting into the act going to drive a tractor.' said he had neccr set jool on a farm JFeingardcn, 35, oj Albany, N.Y., said he had a little experience from helping his fnllicr-in-lmo tuilh minor farm chores. Benin, 53, runs a 227-acre spread and lias 42 milch con's, lie expects to lay in about bales oj hay with the help oj the two Air Force ser- geants. "It'll take about three la four irecl-s so Jang as it's dry and the weather Jiolds Ream said. And Paul? He's tloirn at the lackland Air Force liasc in Texas taking basic training prior to going to the mechanics school. Woman Talks Cougar Out Of Attack CALGARY. AJta. (AP) A cougar clawed a woman who was out for a hike in a Canadian national park, but the Calgary woman gently talked the big cat out of renewing Ihe attack, she said. Daphne Smith said she was hiking Sunday in the Kootenay National Park, east of Radium Hot Springs, H.C., and had got- ten separated from her compa- nions. She said the cougar came running down a mountain and jumped her, knocking her down and clawing four deep gashes in her left forearm. "I knew I had to gel up Miss Smith re- ported. "Somehow my pack had come off and I held it in front of me. I talked as you would to a pet cat and began lo back off slowly." Miss Smith, a middle-aged of- fice worker, said she believed the animal was a female, but she wasn't certain. "I was so busy looking at the one end that 1 didn't liaye time lo look at the other she .said. At first the cougar "snarled at the least but after it circled her "she let me Miss Smith said. "1 got my raincoat on, slowly, because I didn't want her lo smell the blood. Afler I had talked to her for about half an hour, she seemed a little more passive. I backed off and she came forward, smcllcd the blood and then just lay down but she kept her eyes on me all Ihe time." Then Miss Smith heard her companions in the woods and called for help, softly at then louder. When they henrrt IKT, they started blowing whis- tles anrt Ihe cat ran off. "I ran like Miss Smith said. Market Higher NEW YORK (AP) Stock market prices opened higher in moderate trading. Gainers outnumbered losers by an almost 2 to 1 margin. NEWS INDEX Amusements 8A Bridge 6A Business News 5B Classified 7-1 OB Comics 68 Horoscope 12A Hospital Patients........5A Obituaries 2A Sports 10.1 1A This Man's Art 8A To Your Good Health 6A TV Log 7 A Women's News..........3B TUX AS OPKil ONE OF MANY Jaync Tucker, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Tucker n[ Wich- ita Falls, is among Die more tlian 700 ncUers participating in the 5Gth Annual Texas Sectional Tennis Championship being held in Abilene. Miss Tucker was seeded fifth in her division. The statewide tourney, with 38 divisions to be played, ends Sunday wilh the finals. (Staff Photo by Don Blakley) German Envoy's Release Awaited After 40 Freed TUO EE JANEIRO (AP) The release of kidnaped West German Ambassador Ehren- fried von Holleben was awaited today following the arrival in Algeria of 40 Brazilian political prisoners freed as ransom for him. Conditions set by the kidnap- ers for the Cl-year-old diplo- mat's freedom apparenlly were met when Brazilian television stations relayed photographs and reports of the prisoners stepping off an airliner in Al- giers Monday nighl. But six hours after their plane landed, there still was no sign of Von Holleben. False tips and rumors kept police and newsmen speed- ing to various parts of Rio, only HE Reservations Sought foe- Liz's Luncheon name and she said It was Can yon help? "too laic." By ELLIE HUCKER and BETTY GH1SSOM Q. Who do I call for reservations for the luncheon lor Liz Carpenter at 1I-SU? I recaM seeing It in Ihc paper a week or so ago. A. Call Carla Pruilt at The Reporter-News, .673-4271. Reservations should he in by June 18. Tickets for the June 22 luncheon are Mrs Carpenter will also give one of her famous informal "Liz Carpenter" speeches at a reception at at the Abilene Woman's Club June 22. No tickets or reser- vations are necessary for Ihe reception. Q. We've asked the City Directory Information cnlleclors to delete our name from the dlrcclory for (he past two years, yet it has been Included anyway. This morning a lady called and started gathering Information from our son I asked bcr lo PLEASE delete our A. Action Line contacted the publisher of Ihe directory (R. L. Polk Co.) both by phone and by mail. We were assured by the Vice President and district manager (hat your name will not appear in the forth- coming directory. Q- Can yon please give me (be weight of the largest crapple ever caught and how large do they grow? A. The. largest black crappie caught weighed five pounds and was taken in South Carolina. The largest white crappie weighed 5 Ibs. three ounces and was caught in Mis- sissippi. These records are for rod and reel catches, larger fish may have been taken using nets, but are not counted in the sport fishing records. Ray Bamberg, Fisheries Bi- ologist-at Parks and Wildlife Depl., says these weights are probably right at the top weight range for that species. Q. What is the origin o( hyphenated last names? For example Dr. Kinross- Wright has been in (he news so much ami (here arc others. What's Ihc meaning? Why didn't (hey lake their father's last name like (he rest of us? A. This goes back to an European custom that if the mother's family is higher in social standing or has greater wealth, her name is combined with that of the father's family. There are also cases where adopting a family name that's about 'to he extinguished is made a condition of a financial settlement. Q. Please tell Ihe lady who wrote In asking what clubs are collecting i.scd coat hangers tkat Southwest Park Baptist Yeath Choir is collecting them to raise money for a choir tour this August, If she'll call M2-329C we'll pick them up. A. Sorry, but that lady's coat hangers arc long church group beat you lo them. But there Jiiay be other readers who want to clear their closets of old hangers, maybe they'll help you out. The American Business Woman's Assn. is also collecting hangers, call Annie Kirkpalrick 692-2707 for pick-up information. Q. Tuesday, April 28 jmtr colum ncar- rird a question from Rnscoe wanting information about zoysla grass. I've rrccntly set out some and enclose a report on It which you may forward In Roscoc. I ordered the grass by mall from Arizona and K's relatively Inex- pensive. My grass Is apparenlly growing nicely, If you or anyone wouM like lo sec it, come by 2613 Hickory.St. (two blocks north of The little patch of zoysla Is just north of the house. A. We were wondering if we'd hear from sonic local zoysia cullivalors; we'll sure drive by and view your zoysia patch. We'll also forward lo lioscoc your the zoysia grass order blanks thai you enclosed. Our computer-less brain figures the zoysia you bought in Arizona Is an even better buy than whal we originally recommended. to find no trace of Ihe ambassa- dor. Aboul 50 newsmen watched the ambassador's residence, whore Von Ilolleben's wife and two sons waited, while another 20 wailed at (lie embassy. The leftist terrorists who kid- naped Von Holleben last Thurs- day had said he would be re- leased when local newspapers and radio and television stations relayed the word that the pris- oners had arrived safely in Mexico, Cuba or Algeria. A jetliner of Brazil's Varig Airline took the prisoners under heavy guard lo Algeria. They included six women, four chil- dren accompanied them into ex- ile. Algerian officials gave them a warm welcome and said they would be given asylum. Under a decree last September after Ihe abduction of U.S. Ambassador C. Burke Elbrick, all 40 lost their Brazilian citizenship and were barred from returning lo their homeland. "This is an empty said the oldest member of the group, 58-year-old. Apolonia de Carvalho. "They kr.ow perfectly well that most o( us are deter- mined lo return to our country and continue our struggle until final victory." During a two-hour news conference at the Algiers air- port, the prisoners said they had been tortured while in jail and had been led to' believe Ihey were about lo be executed be- fore Ihcy were put on the plane. bodian United National he said. "Then we hitchhiked Into Saigon wilh a South Viet- namese convoy reluming from Phnom Penh." He said several interrogators told the trio after their capture that they were suspecled of being American government personnel or possibly agents of Ihe Central Intelligence Agency. Once the Irio's credentials as newspaper correspondents were established, he said, they came lo be considered "good and were treated as friends and their release was arranged. In Washington, Dudman's wife, Helen, said he telephoned her at 4 a.m., EOT, to report his release. "It's she said. "He sounded just swell. But I never doubted that he'd be re- leased." She said Dudman told her that his capture and that of the oth- ers was an accident in which she said he indicated "anything can happen in covering this cra- zy war." Mrs. Dudman said her hus- band expects to be home in about four days. She said he will return through Paris and will altempt to meet the couple's 18- yenr-nld daughter, Martha. She is in Europe on her work period from Anlioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio. Duclman, 52, Miss Pond, 33, and Morrow, 24, were last seen by fellow correspondents at the eastern edge of the Cambodian provincial capital of Svay Rieng, 72 miles southeast of Phnom Penh, from which Ihey had traveled by car. President Polishes Talk On Economics By JAMES PfOLLlPS Assoclaled Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon polished his special economic repnrt to the nation loday as reports of rising unem- ployment, faltering profits and high interest rales continued to mount. One government report Mon- day disclosed manufacturer's profits dropped to their lowest level in 2tt years because of the economic squeeze. And a re- gional Federal Reserve Bank described Ihe downlurn as a mild recession. Nixon closeted himself in his hideaway office next door to the White House Monday lo work on the report, scheduled to be de- livered lo the nation at noon Wednesday While Nixon worked in seclu- sion, the Securities and Ex- change Commission and the Federal Trade Commission ported manufacturers' after-tax profits dropped 18 per cent dur- ing the first quarter of Ihe year. Profits reached Ihe lowest lev- el in 2Vz years, the agencies said in their quarterly report. WEATHER U.5, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Wcathir mipf pg. 3A) ABILEKE AND VICINITY WO-mlFe radius) Partly cloudy, hoi and humid today. Ionium art Wednesday. High both near 97, tow arwjnd 75. Wind ioulherty 10-JO m-p.h. Extended forecast lor Thursday trurr-igti Saturday: co.-itir.uEd partiy humid and hoi- Hlghi In mldd'e and upper Ms, Lows around 73. High and low for 24-hours ending 9 a.m.: M arvJ tS. High and low sarre period last year: W and 43. Suns el IBS! nEqhf: p.m.; junrlse loday: a.m.; sunsel (onighl: p.m. NEED CASH? Look around the tuiuse and garage for Ihose Hems that you no longer use. Sell Ihem in 'he Family Week-Ender FRI.-SAT.-SUN. 3 Lines 3 Days Ma EiltntiM ar Refvnd at ThH Appicximalely 15 Avarage War'ji No Phone Orden Plecie oo Only CASH IN ADVANCE YOU ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS DEADLINE THURS; 3 P.M.