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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 30, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 90TH YEAR, NO. 14 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 30, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Prtu (P) lOc SUNDAY 'Slops is coll; no privy for pgrlimentarion Irish Lockup Doesn't Bar Spirit of Bernadette By COLIN FROST Associated Press WrKer ARMAGH, Northern Ireland (AP) At 7 a.m. a bell rings and the day slarls for Bcrnad- elle Devlin, (he youngest mem- ber of the British Parliament. Thirty minutes later a key clanks in the lock of her cell 'door in the Armagh Jail, accom- panied by the traditional Brilish prison cry of "Slops Northern Ireland's Victorian- era prisons don't have bath- rooms. Along with tlie 12 other prison- ers in the women's wing of the Old, gray sloncs jailhouse, Ber- nadette files along the corridor to the wash basins, watched by women trusties in prison bluo. Breakfast of porridge, lea and bread soon follows. At a.m. the 23-year-old firebrand of the Bogside barricades settles down lo four hours of sewing shirts for the prisoners in the men's jail across Ihe courtyard. Lunch is usually meal, pn- talocs and cabbage, pudding and tea. Afternoon brings anolh- er work session, perhaps ironing or scrubbing floors, and a 30- minule exercise period, walking around the prison yard. In Ihe evening Ihere is an "as- sociation" period when good- conduct prisoners talk together or watch television. Lockup for Ihe night is at p.m. Bernadelle's jail sentence started Friday when Norlhern Ireland's appeal court refused to authorize an appeal to the House of and ordered her to begin a six-month lerm lor her pail in last year's rioting between Protestants and Roman Catholics. Her imprisonment set oft a weekend of violence in which six persons were killed and hundreds injured. Miss Devlin's first visitor in jail was Ivan Cooper, an inde- pendent member of the provin- cial Parliament and one of the lev Protestants still allied with the Catholic civil rights move- ment. They talked through a glass barrier under the eyes of guards, and Cooper said after- ward Bernadette was "in ex- tremely good spirits. Her main anxiety is Ihe trouble outside the prison Ihe rioting in Bel- fast and Londonderry." "I'm starting consultations oh a petition for her early re- Cooper continued. "Aft- er all, she represents peo- pl in the British Parliament. "But the petition wasn't Miss Devlin's Idea. Her main concern was lo make clear trial she de- plored Protestant-Catholic con- frontations and appeals lo the working-class people of the province to keep together." Petitions for early release are seldom granted by the Brilish government. But with one-tliird time off for good behavior, Ber- nadefle could be out by late Oc- tober. Meanwhile, her home is a blue-walled cell eight feet high, 14 feet long and nine feet wide. There is a peephole in the door so she can be watched at night. Her furniture is an iron bed, a wooden chair, a (able and a bookcase. A barred window high on the wall provides a glimpse of the sky. When Ihe prison gates slammed behind licr Friday, she had a bath and a medical checkup, then exchanged her mini-skirl for a rust-colored work dress. On Sundays, she can change into a blue chapel dress and a blue cardigan. She also bus a nightgown, canvas slippers and low-heeled shoes. Officially, she is allowed lo write two let lei's and receive two every month and can have one 30-minute visitor a month. She probably will be allowed more letters and more visitors, however, because of her special responsibilities and her youth. Cooper said liernadette had been keeping up with the situa- tion in Norlhern Ireland and Britain "extremely well" be- cause "the prisoners have every television and books." Patrick Scale, Miss Devlin's literary agent, said she hopes to write a prison journal in her spare time. Her first book, on her rise to political fame, was a bcsl-scllcr in Britain and the United States. Cambodia Move SOAPING A ST. BERNARD When a 150- pound; man tackles the job ot bathing an un- willing 131-pound Sit Bernard, both get wet and soapy. John McAleenan of Cocoa, Fla., learned the worst when he offered to wash Pandy, the St. Bernard pet of a friend. The friend said "you have to be lo get involved in some- thing like that. I always take him to the vet for a bath." (AP WJrephoto) Judge Denies Four Objector Discharges 'Damascus' Conversions Improbable, Ruling Holds COLUMBIA, S. C. flicting testimony from two Catholic .priests and "parrot- like" statements from the sol- diers were cited by a federal judge in rejecting conscientious objector discharges for four Army privates. Denied discharges Monday were Hosca F. L. Medina, 20, and Francisco Rivera Pomales, 24, both of Puerto Rico; Robert J. Cohen, 22, of New York City; and Stephen M. Gaydos, 25, of New Castle, Pa. Commenting on the fact that all four were under orders for Vietnam when they filed for conscientious objector dis- charges, Dist. Court Judge Don- ald Husscll said: "Conversion on the road lo Damascus is not impossible, but is highly improbable." This was an allusion lo Ihe New Testament account of the conversion of the apostle St. Paul. Judge Russell noted in his opinion Monday that the Rev. Albert J. Hartlage had said the Rev. Poler Clarke, another Calh- olic priest who counseled the four, was a "warped radical." Citing "word-for-word" simi- larity in contentions of Ihe four, Husscll likened the statements to "a parrot-like recounting of the opinions of others." He said thorn was no evidence of any previous deep antiwar or reli- gious fcolinils on (he part of tlw four unlil ihey faced shipment lo Vietnam. Father Hartlage, in Vielnam when Russell heard the case, was a chaplain at Ft. Jackson, .nd tow f nd' Sumit i..i ntahl: P-M-I lilii wnut ion'ghl: l (J Army basic training center In Columbia. It was there he gave testimony in prelrial hearings. Father Clarke, at St. Peter's Church in Columbia, said he had no comment. Russell ruled for conscientious objector status for a fifth serv- iceman, Calvin C. Greene, III, of Gainesville! Fla., on the ba- sis of statements of his sincerity made by a chaplain and a hearing officer at Ihe fort. Cleanup Costly In Wake of Wind At Yellowstone YKLLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) A mas- sive cleanup job estimated to cost was under way Monday in Yellowstone National Park, Ihe aftermath of a violent wind storm that tore down thousands of trees but mirac- ulously injured none of the es- timaled visitors. Vcrn Hennesay, a spokesman for the nation's oldest national park, said traffic had been re- stored to all areas of the scenic park, despite the closing al one lime or another of all of the park roads due lo fallen trees. "How we gol away I'll never Hennesay said of (he ab- sence of injury (o Iho park's es- timated tourists on hand when winds of 80 miles an hour slammed into the park laic Sal- urday afternoon. He said two cars were demol- ished by falling trees. Some park employe residences, a camper and a trailer house and numerous camp tables and stoves were damaged or de- stroyed by the fast striking slorm. One campground, Indian Creek, was evacuated Saturday evening Hennesay said, because of falling trees and leaning trees that had not fallen. It was re- opened Sunday, IBM Develops Better Computer NEW YORK Business machines announced today the development of a new medium and large-scale compuler system which il said is faster and has a higher storage capacity than previous models. "We are confident that the performance of Ihe Syslem-370, its compatibility, its engineering and its programming will make il Ihe stand out for the '70s that System-Sod which currently accounls for a substantial part of the IBM compuler market. IBM is the world's biggest manufacturer of computers. IBM said the new syslem will come in two models. Bolh models, the company said, are currently in production and should be available early ncxl year. IBM said both models operate between four and five limes faster internally Uian the old model. "The requirement of the 70s will make new demands on compuler said F. G. Hodgers, president of the company's data processing division. "To do the job; banks, manufacturing firms and insurance companies as well as government agencies and many scientific faster, more efficient computers and larger capacity data storage. System-370 meets these requirement." IBM said the I wo new models are designated Ihe 155 and 165. IBM said monthly rental for a lypical Syslem-370 model 155 would be It said it would sell for million. By FRANK CORMIER Associated Press Writer SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) Nixon, reporting on the end of all U.S. ground opera- tions in Cambodin, pledged to- day that "we shall renew our ef- forts" lo end Ihe war in all of Indochina. Without elaboraling, the Pres- ident said he seeks "genuine ne- EOtialions both in Paris and for all of Indochina." TV Paris talks involve only Ihe Vietnam segment of the conflict and Nixon did not outline steps he might lake to seek an expanded settlement that wnuld also em- brace Cambodia and Ijos. The occasion for Nixon's pro- nftuncemenl was passage of the deadline for Uie exit -of all American troops from Cambo- dia. Arguing thai the controversial venture was a military success, Nixon declared that "we still face substantial problems, but the Cambodian operations will enable us to pursue our goals with greater confidence." Looking ahead, he said in a statement: "With American ground operations in Cambodia ended, we shall move forward wilh our plan lo end the war in Vietnam and secure the just peace on which all Americans are united." Nixon's lengthy justification of his April 30 movement of what he said were Ameri- cans into Cambodia contained no surprises. Instead, It was his most elaborate explanation to dale of why he undertook the move even though, in his words, "we anticipated broad disagree- ment and dissent" on the home front. Reporting that all U.S. ground forces and logistic and advisery personnel have been withdrawn, Nixon listed guidelines for "our future policy for Cambodia." First of all, he said, "Ihere will be no U.S. ground personnel in Cambodia except for the reg- ular slaff of our embassy In Phnom Penh." Also, he stated, there will be no American ad- Market Higher NEW YOI1K (AP) _ Slocks opened slightly higher in moder- ate trading loday. Winning issues on the New York Sloclc Exchange led losers by a narrow margin. viscrs with Cambodian units. The President reported, too, thai South Vietnamese forces remaining in Cambodia will conduct their operation without the assistance of U.S. advisors or American air