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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1970, Abilene, Texas S V -v -v; v v "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT BOTH YEAR, NO. 12 PHONE ABILENE, TEXAS. 79604. SUNDAY MORNING. JUNE 28.19TO-JEVENTY PARKS TM STY TURNABOUT FROM PAST YEARS Rights Groups Organize Blacks Behind-the-Scenes By AUSTIN SCOTT Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) Official., of the United Fund were wind- ing up a quiet dinner in Boston last December, celebrating the end of their 1969 drive, when about 31} black men walked into the affair, collected a bag of table scraps, and dumped them unceremoniously on Ihe head table. Thai, said a tall black man as mMook over the microphone, represented what the Fund par- celed out to needy black com- munity scraps. At about the same time a community organizer in Wash- ington, D.C., hoping to wold part of that city's black majori- ty into a tool for change, began a series of community discus- sions that grew throughout Ihe winter and into the spring. The result was a sanitation workers' strike, supported by coalition of black workers in other fields, that stalled gar- bage collections for a week in May and resulted in a 35-cenl- an-hour raise. The link between Ihe two events is the Urban League, a traditionally middle class civil rights organization. The league organized both as part of a pro- gram that departs radically from the job-training, service- oriented work that took most of its time, money and energy just two years ago. Similar new directions can be found al the Manhattan head- quarters ol the National Asso- ciation for the Advancement of Colored people. There, from a small corner of- fice on (he llth floor, tall blus- tery Herbert Hill, who looks the stereotype of a Jewish grand- father, helped spur widespread mass demonstrations by blacks against the hiring practices of the building trades unions. As NAACP Labor Director, Hill bustles around (he country helping organize black construc- tion coalitions, and filing federal court suils to slop government money from being spent on dis- criminatory luring policies. Down the hall from Hill's of- fice William Morris, director of the NAACP's housing program, talks about the formation of a National Development Corpora- tion, a black-controlled ap- proach lo the European system of mass producing housing in faclories, thereby creating both homes and job opportunities at the same rime. Both the Urban League and the NAACP agree their new ef- forts sound more like the work of black power community groups than middle-class organ- izations which traditionally have drawn strength from a co- alition of well-educated blacks and middle- or upper-income whites, But their new directions are one indication of their dwindling faith in the idea that they can somehow continue to serve as a buffer between poor blacks and the more successful white com- munity. "Without the Urban League's 'New said Executive Director Whitney M. Young Jr., "I think we would have been out of business by now. The thing is, Turn CIVIL, Pg. 11-A I 4 VU II The many hats and faces of Bob Hope Ranger Man IS THIS THE- YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS? Miss Abilene, Diane Tyll, pins a flower of welcome on Hope FAMOUS PALEFACE BECOMES HONORARY INDIAN McMurry gave Hope a war bonnet (o replace his fedora jxupc a N iii uumiL'i 10 replace ins lenora Hope Came 'on Wing and Quip Ru PATmrv Tui'NwinT By PATRICK BKNNETT Arts Writer Bob Hope breezed into Abilene Municipal Airport on a wing and a quip Saturday afternoon. "I was here 21 years ago when I was a child he told reporters in the crowded airport press room. "I'm glad you finally invited me back." He added that "Jake Sandefer gave us a big party when we were here 21 years ago. I heard Hope has 'em laughing, Pg. <-A they just got it cleaned up last week." Flying in with Hope were Dr. Fred Bryson, Dean of S.M.U., and Bob Bixler, Hope's personal representative in Dallas. Dr. Bryson has been aff ilia led with the comedian for 15 years in promotion and production. Bijrler, who has known Hope since the early 1930's, was with him in the original cast of "Roberta." A crowd of more than persons had met him on the airport runway, including three college presidents, the Hardin- Simmons Cowboy Band and Six White Horses, McMurry students in Indian gear and ACC coeds waving a long banner. Hope strolled through shaking hands, accepting gifts, now and then good naluredly kissing a pretty girl, leading the Cowboy Band. "I kinda miss he began his chat inside with reporters, "but Ring couldn't come. He had an accident, fell off his wallet. I am glad that you invited my mother, Dorolhy Lamour." Young Sharon Leitner popped up to ask an autograph and present him a dictionary of Texas pronunciation. He flipped through and remarked that he had been "studying Spanish on the way down, in case we were hijacked." Sharon, 16, had written The Repnrler-News recently about wanting to meet Hope. Action Line arranged with Max Polen for her to be one of the first to the comedian and to Turn to HOPE, Pg. 11-A Found Shot HANGER (HNS) The body of a Kanger farmer was found vSaturday night floating in a cis- tern five miles from bis home. Travis Winsett, 53, who police believe was shot with a .22 rifle sometime Monday, had been the object of a search by about 30 law enforcement officials and fireman. The eight-hour search ended at p.m., when the body was discovered In a 30-foot deep well at the back of an abandon- ed farmhouse which had burned to the ground Monday night. County Sheriff Lefty Sublett satd the theory of Investigating officers is that Mr. Winsett was killed, his body placed In the well and the house than burn- ed lo the ground. Sublett slated that apparently the falal shot was fired about 60 feet away from the screen door of Air. Winsett's home. The bullet, Sublett said, struck him while he was sitting in chair near Ihe door. Investigating olficers were called to the. 70-acre farm of Mr. Winsett Saturday at p.m. by Mrs. Hubert Cipps of Cole- man, his sister, who apparently had become worried by not hearing from him. The police first suspected foul play, satd Constable Ralph Veal, because of the discovery of Miss Devlin's Arrest Spurs Irish Rioting BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) Northern Ireland's worst rioting in more than a year, touched off by the jailing of Bernadette Devlin, raged on Sunday with four men shot to death and more than 100 wound- ed. Rampaging Protestant and Roman Catholic mobs clashed with each other, police and Brit- ish troops. Soldiers fired tear gas grenadss at crowds throw- ing bottles, stones and gasoline bombs. Fires broke out in the city. about a quart of blood near a chair al tho front of the room and more blood at the back of the house. A car or pick-up truck had left the scene quickly leaving tracks, Veal said. The search began in the dense- ly wooded area where Mr. Win- sett lived, then expanded to most of the farmhouses and barns in the area, according to Sheriff Sublett. A fireman who had been call- ed to the scene of the burning farmhouse Monday night sug- gested Saturday that the search- ers look In the well, said Of- ficer Tom Fox, and a climb down the well resulted in the discovery of the body. Sheriff Sublett said Saturday night that there were no de- finite leads in the death but that a killer may have been interest- ed in robbery. The house was ransacked and several guns taken, according to police dispatcher Bennle Mos- ley. The body was taken to Killings- worth Funeral Home where funeral arrangements are pend- ing. Sheriff Sublett said that an autopsy would be performed soon. NEWS INDEX Abtlent Cnntt 3-8 13-15-C Aerology I-B Berry'i WerW.........14-A Booki 14-C Bridga 6-B Buiineis OuHook....... 4-6 Claitifitdi 6-ll-D Croiireadt Rtpcrt 2-B Crossword 3-B Doctor'i Mall Box 2-B Editorial! 12-C Form 12-D Hoipitol Potlenri.......7-A Letter to 3-B Markers 12.13-A Obituaries Record! 14-C Sport. 4-B To Your Good Health 14-A TV Tob (Pullout of Sect. B) Women'i Newj...... 1-11-C Even Bob Hope Asked To Avoid War Issue THAT'S THE (SECOND) FUNNIEST THING I EVER HEARD Hope Utif hi it the drop of a hat, even In Weii Texaa heat PLAY HARDER, MAYBE YOU CAN the comedian turns band director in a cowboy hat By DON McLeod Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Or- ganizers of the big July 4th Hon- or America Day say that in their effort to keep it neutral and nonpolitical even Bob Hope has been asked to avoid the war issue. Hope headline Ihe gala climaxing the Independence Day celebration "to rekindle the American spirit of patriotism." "It will be absolutely free of declared J. Willard Marriott, reslaiirant-molel ly- c-oon and chairman of Ihe eveni. "It's not to promote anybody's pet ideas." In some recent public appear- ances Hope has digressed from his comedy (o plump for Presi- dent Nixon's war policies. The show the evening of July 4th will be similar to ones the famed comedian staged for troops In Vietnam last Christ- mas, but Marriott confirmed Hope has been asked to stick to entertainment. "Everybody Included In this program is going to be Interest- ed in building up America to make people appreciate the great Joy of being an American to boom anybody's project or philosophy." Marriott, a personal and polit- ical friend ol President as is eveiybody in- volved had been advised to steer clear of politics in general and Ihe war in particular. "That includes Bob Marriott said. The only speech will be a talk by evangelist Billy Graham at a morning religious service on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. "It will be a religious talk, and Marriott said. "He won't talk about the war." WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT Of COMMERCI WEATHER BUREAU (tVnttier Map, Pm. <-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY radius) Continued Talr and hot through Sunday and Monday. HTgn tarn days naar 100. Low 7J. LioM sculfterly winds. Sat. a.m. 77 75 75 73 n 7! 75 II to H fat. n i-.m M n n is.'oa Mtah and low tait yaw: M anrt 71. Sumtt lait nlftili p.m today: i.m.i fjtatl Hfh__ 1 Humility al t y.m.i 14 par atrrl. ;