Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 27, 1970, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 27, 1970—THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
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LBJ, Lady Bird See Fandangle
By BOB ARMISTEAD Reporter-News Staff Writer
ALBANY — Former President and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson were front-row guests at the Fort Griffin Fandangle Friday night. Mrs. Johnson was also a guest at the barbecue on the courthouse lawn beforehand.
The Johnson's and their party were planning to return to LBJ Ranch Friday night. Mrs. Johnson said that they had been invited to attend Rob Hope's performance in Abilene Saturday and said they were good fiiends of Hopes and would love to attend, but she thought they would be unable to do so.
But their presence in Albany Friday night made an awfully big hit with Fandangle fans, anyway.
The Johnsons flew to Albany Friday from the LBJ ranch, most of the party getting off here. Mrs. Johnson said her party included Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Chiarodo and Miss Helen Lindow. Mrs. Chiarodo was a secretary for LBJ when he was President. Dr. Chiarodo is a professor at Georgetown University, and Miss Lindow is Mrs. Johnson’s secretary.
Mrs. Johnson’s party visited with Bill and Elizabeth GreenWEATHER
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map, Fg. 1S-B) ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-m.l* radius) — Fair and ho* Saturday and Sunday. High both afternoons IOO; low 75. Light southerly winds.
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High and low for 24-hours wding 9 p.m.: 101 and 74.
Hiqh and low same date last year: 95 and 77.
Sunset last niqht: 8 50; sunrise today: 6 33; sunset tonight: 8 50.
Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 28.16, Humidity at 9 p.m.: 56 per cent.
here and attended the barbecue before the Fandangle. Mr. Johnson, however, did not stop in Albany immediately.
Mrs. Johnson said, “He went off to look at some cattle somewhere. I really don't know where.”
It was reported later he may have gone to McLean, accompanied by members of his ranch staff.
Word spread quickly at the barbecue that the Johnsons might attend and the crowd kept an eye open for them.
Mrs. Johnson entered the Fandangle amphitheater at 8.45 p.m., just about starting time, with John Earl Beall, former Albany mayor, and his daughter Sally.
Mrs. Johnson wore a yellow cotton knit print, white shoes, and two strands of pearls, set off strikingly with the blue and white bandana which is the trade mark of Watt Matthews’ ranch.
She sat in Matthews’ box and visited with Matthews and Mrs. Green, after the latter’s appearance in the Fandangle.
The opening was held up briefly while she signed autographs for a long line of youngsters.
She commented on the “pretty, pretty evening” but added, because of the blustery weather, “it would be nice to have a scarf on or a lot of hairspray.”
Mrs. Johnson said she had seen two samplers of the Fandangle but that this would be the first time she had caught the whole show.
She expressed obvious delight, clapping at the songs, and laughing with the youngsters who performed.
She was worried about one performer, hurt almost as the show opened, asking Matthews, “Isn’t someone going to pick him up?”
The performer, Rill Farmer, Turn to LBJ, Pg. 4-A
Former President Lyndon Johnson and atlee of the Fort Griffin Fandangle. The Johnsons ranch. With the Johnsons are Mrs Elizabeth Green, Lady Bird enjoy the Friday night perform- flew into Albany Friday afternoon from the LBJ left, and Watt Matthews. (Photo by Don Blakley)
Jet Hits North of DMZ
Defending Unarmed Recon Plane
SAIGON (AP) - The US. troop withdrawal fro*n Cambodia continued Friday amid reports of new North Vietnamese and Viet Cong attacks at three points within a 30-mile radii* of the capital city of Phnom P^nh.
In delayed reports, the U S. Command said Friday two more U.S. aircraft were lost on missions to Laos, with one pilot killed. It brought to 48 the number of U.S. aircraft lost to all causes in the Laotian air war since the Command began reporting them March IO on While House orders.
The Command also reported
that a U.S. Navy AT jet fighter-bomber escorting an unarmed reconnaissance plane over North Vietnam attacked enemy gun positions there after the re-connaisance ship was fired upon.
It said the attack Thursday was made about 155 miles northwest of the demilitarized zone and 15 miles northwest of the coastal city of Vinh as “an inherent right of self-defense.” Neither plane was damaged.
It was the second such incident since the United States began “reinforced protective reaction” missions over North Vietnam last May, where it has flown reconnaissance mission since the U.S. stopped bombing that country on Nov. 1,1968.
In South Vietnam, seven
Americans were killed and 17 wounded in two widely separated ground clashes in which three enemy d;ed. and two big 'U.S. Division headquarters camps were reported .shelled overnight.
The stepped-up fighting in Cambodia, none of it involving U.S. troops, came at the much fought-over provincial capital of Horn pong Speu, near a large Cambodian supply depot at Long Vek and around Oudong, a city noted for its burial sites of prominent Buddhists IOO to 200 years ago.
The towns are located 30 miles southwest, 20 miles north and 20 miles west of Phnom Penh, respectively, and marked a renewal of enemy pressure
aimed at the capital itself, military officials there said.
They reported the Kompong Speu fighting began at 2 a m. Friday as enemy troops attacked the provincial headquarters and a military barracks in the city, which straddles the only highway linking Phnom Penh with the deepwater port of Kongpong Som, on the Gulf of Siam.
There were no reports on casualties in the fighting at the city, scene of a major battle two weeks ago when a joint Cambo-dian-South Vietnamese force drove the enemy attackers out.
Details were sketchy, but newsmen who visited the scene said Cambodian forces were under heavy enemy ftre inside the city, as was a Cambodian bat
talion headquarters in a school on the city’s edge.
Reports also were sparse on the fighting at Oudong and Long Vek. The battle near Long Vek, spokesmen said, closed the highway to Cambodia's second largest city, Battambang, in northwestern Cambodia.
The U.S. Command in Saigon said a battalion-sized element— upwards of 500 men—from the U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Division s 2nd Rngade has returned to Vietnam from Cambodia.
The withdrawal came with five days remaining for withdrawal of all U.S. ground troops from Cambodia's eastern bor-
Tum to FIGHTER, Pg. 4-A
IN MISSISSIPPI SUIT
Tax-Exemption Revoked For Private Segregated Schools
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government suspended Friday the tax-exempt status of segregated private schools in Mississippi.
The agreement to a consent order in U.S. District Court here was described by a lawyer for Mississippi blacks as “the first step toward permanent revocation of the tax-exempt status of segregated private schools.”
Treasury Secret ary David M. Kennedy and Randolph M. Thrower, commissioner of Internal Revenue, agreed to lift the tax exemptions until a suit filed by a group of Mississippi blacks is settled or until the
schools prove they were not formed to avoid public school integration.
The ruling in the suit could affect private schools in many other states.
A number of black Mississippi pupils and their parents contend in their suit in U.S. District Court that tax exemptions for the private schools violate the 1964 Civil Rights Act and amount to federal subsidization of the schools.
The Nixon administration, in a brief filed May 15, defended federal tax exemptions for the schools, saying such exemptions “do not constitute support,
Hope Springs Eternal (Tonight) in Coliseum
War whoop a la Lamour
Dorothy Lamour, appearing with Bob Hope Saturday night at Taylor County Coli-seum was greeted bv McMurry College Indian Eddie Harrison at Abilene airport Friday who presented her with headdress that barely managed to stay on. Max Polen’right is the local publicity and arrangements manager for the Bob Hope show’ See interview, Page 1-B. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams)
The Big Country welcomes Bob Hope to Abilene Saturday for “An Evening with Bob Hope” set for the Taylor County Coliseum at 8 p.m.
Hope’s arrival at Abilene Municipal Airport is set for 3 p.m. He had previously been scheduled to arrive at 4 p.m.
Max Polen, local publicity and arrangements manager for Hope, said the show will be more or less a salute to the three Abilene Colleges
He said Hope likes the Big Country and the people and is particularly impressed with the image the colleges have here.
The schools’ presidents and their wives have been invited to be special guests at the Hope show.
On hand to greet Hope will be the Chamber of Commerce’s
Green Coats, the six white horses and the Cowboy Band from Hardin - Simmons University. Dressed in costumes representing their schools’ mascots will be delegates from McMurry College and Abilene Christian College.
Miss Dorothy Lamour, who has traveled with the Hope shows and appeared in the “Road” shows with Hope and Bing Crosby, arrived in Abilene Friday evening.
Some tickets still remain for the show. All seats in the coliseum will be good for view, Jim Batson, co-sponsor of the show .said, as the performance will be in the round.
Jim Poteet, of Batson and Poteet, Inc., is also sponsoring the show.
maintenance or sponsorship of the schools.
“The recognition of tax-exempt status is an act of ‘benevolent neutrality’ to benefit the general classification of educational institutions,” the brief said.
Friday's consent order was signed by Richard M. Roberts, deputy assistant attorney general. and Frank R. Parker of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
The order expands a preliminary injunction, issued Jan. 12, against continuation of tax exemptions for those who contribute to the segregated schools.
“The effect of today’s order,” said Parker, “is to raise serious questions concerning the continued qualification of 43 existing tax-exempt Mississippi segregated private schools to receive tav-deductible contributions.”
The consent order was approved bv Judge Harold Leven-thal of the Circuit Court of Appeals and by U.S. Hist. Court Judges John H. Pratt and Joseph C. Waddy.NEWS INDEX
Amusements .......... 13A
. Astrology ............. SA
Bridge ................ 3A
Church News........4, 5B
Classified .......... 11-15B
Comics ..............6, 7B
Iditorials ............ I OB
Form ................ ISA
Markets ............ 8, 9B
Sports ............ 10-13A
TV Log .............. 3A
TV Scout ............. 3A
Women News ........ 2, 3B
DR. E. W. MINCE . . . declines comment
Mince Quits Hospital Post At Ranger
RANGER (RNS) - Dr. E. W. Mince, president of the Ranger Hospital District Board of Administrators, has submitted his resignation in a letter to board members.
One member confirmed Friday afternoon that the letter had been received. Dr. Mime declined comment, saying that any statements would have to come from the board.
The resignation is the latest action concerning the board, which is involved in a law suit filed last year by eight Eastland County residents. The suit, to be heard' July 9 in 91st District Court in Eastland alleges that hospital district election was illegal because election officials were not furnished with a certified list of taxpayers or registered voters and “parties conducting the election guessed as to the qualifications” of the voters. The suit also lists numerous other allegations.
Dr. Mince is also president of Ranger Junior College.