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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 6, 1970, Abilene, Texas Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT BOTH YEAR, NO. 261 PHONE (573-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH G, PAGIiS IN TWO SECTIONS Isiionnffld Press SUNDAY WHO'S HKAVIKST' The 100-pound larpon, obviously, is licflicr llinn 12-year-old Sydney Newman, who displays his sea prize, iiisl relumed from the laxidormisl. When Syd- 'ncy taught it last summer near Uoco Grande, Kla., he weighed 80 pounds. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Newman, 3a50 High Mea- dows. He is a Madison Junior High scventh- Rradcr. (Staff Photo by Billy GOREE, KNOX CITY By BLUE RlJCKLIl and IIK'ITY GHISSOM Does YWCA Rent- Room to Unitarians? Q. I know two fandlirs who refused lo give In I lie United I'liud because the Ynims Women's Christian Assn. rents Us bulltlng to tlic Unitarians for Sunday meetings." They say It's inconsistent (or a Christian group lo make possible meetings of a religious sect which is not Chrlst-centpn'd, but leaches Hint people nrnl (inly lo be sincere In whatever religious beliefs Ihey choose. Is It true this Is what Unitarians believe, and does the YMCA rent a inceling room to them'.' A. The VMCA does rent a room lo the Unitarian Univcrsalisl group. Uni" tarians believe in individual freedom of religions principle of ll'.e free mind. All religious doctrines are ac- cepted Jews, Buddhist, Catholics, Prmes- lanls, etc. Tins doesu'l exclude the Christian belief, says a Christian member of the Uni- tarian group, in fact some members of Ihe group are also members of local Christian churches. When making a donation lo the United Fund, a person may specify exactly where he docs or dues nol waul his numey lo be used says a United Fund official. Q. 1 would like lo knnw II there Is anyone in Abilene that could appraise an old oil portrait, as In its age antl value. The painting is ot a very famous person. Our artist friends tell us Iherc isn't anyone in the Abilene area that considers liiiiiself a (iiialified appraiser but one teacher says she would like lo sec it and we arc sending you her name. We called the local colleges" and Ilic art departments said they would be of assistance in helping you find someone. Q. I would Ike some Information on the Cowboy's John Miami. How old Is he? he 'marred, It so to whom? We rnjnycd seeing him at the (clerama, but dnn'i believe these subjects were brought up. A John Nilsnd, guard for (he Dallas Cowboys, was bnrn Feb. Wl, in Quincy, Mass. lie grew up in Amityvillc, N. Y., and majored in Political Science at Iowa. Niland married Ircc Van Clevc of Lilllc Rock, Ark., in February He iincl his family live in Dallas in tlie off-season where he is a public relations man for KDTV-TV. Q. T saw in n previous Action Line column a question aboul (he Lawrence Welk Slmiv. Can you answer this one for me? Arc Sunny and Sussle on (fie show married? Are they man-led to each oilier? A. We arc stuck for an answer since there Isn't a Sunny and Sussic on the Wclk Show, isn't Sunny and Snssie on the Wclk Show, according lo his secretary. They have a Sandi and Rail! Inil they arc two girls and, from tlic way the question is worded, we hardly think you mean them. There is a dance team on Ihe Wclk Show, Cissy and Dobby. In case yon are referring lo these two people, neither of them is married. Address questions In Action Line, Ilnx 30, Abilene, Texas, 7D501. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Rainfall 2 Inches Heavy rains with some bail bit the IJig Country Thursday night arc'. Friday morning as wet weather moved back into Texas from the wcsl and north. Showers and llumderslorms brought varying rainfalls of up to nearly two inches in the Abilene area. Friday morning. (loree 1.50 inches; Knox Cih" WTRC Fund Hits Total contributions lo Wcsl Texas lichabililalion Center's emergency fund reached Thursday, with officials expressing concern lesl people forgel Hie S43.000 deficit hus not b.'cn overcome. Thursday's contributions uf SL78C included a check from citizens of it check from a Clyde resident and a check for from Clyde Lions Club. Albany's First National Bank sent S100, and Hotan's Licensed Vocalimial jNurscs gave Cattle buyers at Haskcll Livestock Auction bnughl and resold a pony donated by Bill Pritcliard uf Anson for The first Kasler Seal responses arrived Thursday al the Cenler. bringing nol included in the NEWS INDEX 8A LSI, with rain still falling; and Weinerl 1.80 inches. Munday had 1H8 inches, with more rain coming down. Abilcne's .17 inches of rain accompanied by light hail between 9 and a.m. The year's total rainfall of 2.40 inches exceeds the normal total to date by .25 inches. Rainfall from light to heavy was reported "just beginning" Friday morning by several area towns. Rule had Thursday night bail with high winds and rain; Kmix City also had some hail, and Iticio was an electrical storm al Munday. Probability of more rain in the area today is 90 per cent, decreasing to 70 per cent tonight and 50 per cent Saturday. Showers and thunderstorms brokeout first in the Panhandle during Ihe night. By this morn- ing Ihe moislnrc bolt em- braced a broad area from ihc Davis Mountains in Southwest Texas across most of Northwest and eastward into the middle Red River Valley. Weather Bureau radar indicat- ed Ihc moisture generally was light. Damp nir flowed inland from Ihc Gulf of Mexico, pulled by a low pressuro center southeast of Presidio in Mexico, to touch off the rains. Reds in Nixon Air Power Hasn't VIKNTIANK. Laos (AP) A North Viclnanicsc drive west and south from the Plain o[ Jars would pose a fundamental chal- lenge lo President Nixon's rtoc- IriiiG uf miiiinuini U.S. involve- ment in Asia. This view is held by many Americans and Western diplo- mats in Vientiane as well as hy l.aolian government officials. However, it is by no means cer- tain Ilial Hie North Vielnamc.se will go much farther. They have paused lo briny up supplies afl- cr sweeping unchecked through I ho ['lain of Jars almost to the Sala rhoukhounc crossroads on Hie Vientiane-Luang Prabang highway. One tiling lins been proved: U.S. air power as employed so far is no! enough lo stop tlic North Vietnamese in I.ao.s. American fighter-bombers fly daily raids in an attempt lo (he roads and slow down the en- emy offensive, aided on several occasions by the U.S. U52 bomb- ers. Tlic U32s for months have heen attacking the North Vct- namcse traffic to South Vietnam along (he Ilo Chi Minh trail down eastern Laos, but some diplomats consider use o[ Amer- ica's biggest bombers in Ihe Plain of Jars area as an escala- tion of American military in- volvement in Laos. Before the Norlh Vietnamese and their Pathet Lao allies launched their offensive, (heir prime objective was believed to be Ihe Plain of Jars. The Com- munist forces held Ihe plain for years and last year pushed west from it lo Sala Pliouklioimc. Then the North Vietnamese withdrew, leaving Ihe weaker Patlict I.ao forces lo hold the territory, and Gen. Vang Pao's Moo gciirrillns drove Ihera back and look Hie Plain of Jars. The Norlh Vicliinmc.se now have an estimated troops and better equipment in the area. They arc also four monllis ahead of their timetable last year. This has led many ana- lysts lo conclude that the Norlh Vietnamese will try to lake Vang Pao's operational head- WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Wealhcr Map, Pq. 9A) ABILE.'Jt AND VICINITY (JO-mi'e raSius) CRi-jdy .iiKl coclrr, jt-.oweri and IhL-rwierslorins lodAV. Itxi'ghl and Saturday. High Icday. in Ihe low 6C's: [cw tonight, in Iho vppcr Saturday, in tht K's. Variable at 10 IS m.p.h.; slronser in the iircn ol IhcrderstD.'ini. Probability cf rain, 99 per cent fotfay, dimlnishim to 70 per cent ard 50 per cent SatL-rday. Hinh fl-xi to-.v fcr 3J hcu.'S ending 9 a.m.: 71 jrxl 52. H ph and ia-r.e dale lait year: 5] and 37. SJT.C! lasl nTghl: iunriJe sunset tcnighl: quarters at 'Long Ctieng, his main supply base nt Sam Thong and Vany Vieng, 55 miles north of Vientiane. Veteran observers Iwliovo Mils would seriously Ihrc-ntcn Ilic viability (if Prince Konvnnna Phounia's government, but they also believe Iliat President Nix- on can do no more than step up air strikes. The introduction of American ground troops into Laos is thought to be politically unacceptable in the linilcd .Stales, and Prince Souvainia lias said ho wouldn't ask for them anyway. American officers here admit that the Laotian army, despite Hie equipment and training die linilcd States has given it, can never a match for the Norlh Vietnamese. The United Stales also may press Britain and the Soviet Un- ion In heed Soiivanna Phounias call for a new meeting of Ihe (icncva conference on Laos. Hut there is no indication Moscow would pay any heed lo Washington, or that the North Vietnamese, and Hie Chinese Communists would attend. Opponents Coverage By JOHN CHAIWICK Associated I'rcxs Writer WASHINGTON (AIM After losing a key lesl vole, Senate forces opposing extension of the IOS5 Voting Rights Act have changed ladies in hopes of sof- tening the law. Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr., D-N.C., called up an amendment today weakening Ihe act by limiting its coverage to only two stales and South in their entirely. At present, the law applies in seven Southern slides. Tlie Senate Thursday defeated 47-32 a move to block extension, uf I tie law for five years, giving civil rights leaders a significant victory ami handing Ihe Nixon administration a setback. Fort Worth Surgeon Killed in His Home WHERE IT RAINED Bridal? 8-13B Comics 7B Ediloriols 6B Horoscope 13A Hosnitol Potienls 9A Obituaries 3A Snoris 10.1 IA To Your Good Heollh 5A TV Loo 48 Women's 2.3B ABILENE .............Z-Dny ..........................Total JUmk'ipal Airport .17 Total for Year ........2.40 Normal for year ___ 2.15 ALBANY Tr. ANSON ...............10 COLOR ADO CITY .26 GORIU-: .............l.M I1AMLLV .............46 IIASKELL ............4fi 1IASKF.LL ............91 IIAWLEY ............10 KNOX CITY .........1.84 MKRKGL ............10 MUNDAY..............1.38 IIOBY riOTAN SNYDIOR STAMFORD SWEETWATER WKINKHT WINTERS .51 .70 .flfi .05 Tr. .1.81 Tr. FORT WORTH (AP) Fort Worlh surgeon France A. Mc- Kce, 44, was shot to death in the hallway of his fashionable limne. anoul 1 a.m. today as came home from a party, and, police said, found someone in HID resi- dence. Delcclive B. G. Whistler said a woman who went lo the home with liic chief of surgery al SI. Joseph's llaspilal said Ihe two discovered a broken window when they arrived. Tlic woman said Dr. McKce (old her to stay outside while he went inside In got a gnu. The woman heard shots and screams, officers said. She reportedly went inlo a bathroom inside the home when she beard the noises. She slaved inside about 15 minulcs and then came outside and called police. Police would nol identify Mc- Kee'.s companion immediately. McKce had been divorced. Whistler said the woman lold liirn she beard someone inside Ihc home say, "Hurry up' 1 Rot allcr the shot was fired. "The house looked like a tornado had hit it." Whistler said. "Someone had ransacked it." Whistler said it appeared someone had slacked up items inside Ihc house to lake away and that Ihe doctor had come home before they could taken. Another policeman who had seen the home .said it appeared someone sat on a pi.inn bench calhing a piece of sausage, drinking a soft drink and watch- ing onl the window [or someone lo come home. Whistler said the killing ap- peared to have been done by burglars but added thai no mo- live had been ruled out by in- vestigators. Whistler said Ihe doctor en- tered bis luime through a sliding door in the rear of the building and apparently was going lo get his pislo! when someone at- tacked him. The body was found in a hall- way area adjacent lo the deu in (he rear of Iho house. Police said Dr. McKcc bad been shut once with what ap- peared lo be a large caliber weapon. The bullel apparently entered on Hie left side of the clicsl mid- way between Ihe armpit and the hip. 11 emerged on Hie opposite side nl mid-chest, a medical investigalor said. Wliisller said it appeared the doctor had his anus raised when he was sliol. Dr. James Man- said that Dr. McKce had left a parly nl the Mnrr residence shortly Ijefore the .shooting. Sen. Roman L. llrnska, R- Neb., nn administration suppor- ter, said more amendments arc forthcoming iji an effort to find a middle ground between out- right extension of the 1955 act and (he nationwide voting rigiils bill urged by President Nixon. Tlie Senate vole contrasted sharply with House action last December, when Hie adminis- tration bill triumphed over an extension of the 1965 act by a five-vote margin. The Thursday vole came on llruskii's motion lo thus subslihdc lo the ad- ministration's, by Sens. Hugh Scolt, R-Pa., and Philip A. Hart, D-Mich. The Scott-Hart substilule not only extends Hie 1085 act with- out change for fisc years, but il buns use uf volcr lileracv tesls in any slale and establishes uni- form residency requirements for voting in presidential dec- linns. llruska's motion went down on the voles of 31 Democrats and Hi Republicans. Voting for the motion were 10 Republicans and 14 Democrats. Scott, Scnale GOP leader, cit- ed gains in Negro voting in Ihe South since passage of the 1065 act. liul Hruska said the law should cover all (be states and provide uniform procedures for protect ing minority groups against denial of voting righls. Still Jogging at 102 Tough Old Larry Just Keeps SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Kvcry morning when the weath- er permits, Larry Lewis gels up and jogs the 6.7-mile perimeter of nearby Golden Gate Park. Then Larry walks the five miles to Itic St. Francis Hotel, where he is a banquet waiter, and puts in n full day hustling food-filled trays around. His work finished, Larry hoofs Ihc five miles home and docs the chores for his ailing wife Bessie, 72. All Ibis is not bad for a who will never see 100 again. Moreover, Larry, who is 102 and can prove il, seems lo be getting belter with age. Each June 25, his birthday, he runs the 100-yard dash againsl a stopwatch, lie did il last year in 17.H seconds, which was half a second faster than he managed in 1008. Wh.nl makes Larry lick? Not even his doctor knows. Part of Ihe answer may lw that Larry docsn'l smoke, drinks nothing but three gallons ol water a day and lives solely on meal, baked or broiled. His ruddy (aoe is only slightly lined, he has a strong handclasp and his speech is lively. "He's says his physician, Dr. S. liarre Paul. "Larry could easily pass for a man of GJ or 70." Larry's age is attested by Ihe records of the Masonic lodge, of which Ire has been a member for 75 years. His memory is keen. Born in Phoenix, in 1867, he re- calls that bis childhood play- mates were mostly Navajo and Apache Indians. To Larry it seems like only was 1882-wlicn he joined P.T. Barnum's circus, eventually becoming ii wire walker and slrailjackct escape artist. I-irry has outlived a sister and II brothers. Itis mother sur- vived lo Ilic age of 07. A bachelor until be was 711. bo finally Eot married in iniC. His first wife died in 10.10 al 57. A car hit Lurry in June 1DG5, fracturing his skidl and seven ribs and severely injuring his back. "With the help of the gnnd says Larry, "I was back on my feet in 23 days." A UVELY Larry Lewis, 102, as a banquet waiter al San Francisco's St. Francis Hotel, bill Hint, isn't nil he tines. Rain or shine he bikes five miles a day to his place of employment and if Ihc weather isi'vt loo bad be all the nay around Ilic fi.7 mile pcrirnclcr of Saii Francisco's famous Golden Gale Park. (AP Wivcpholo) ;