Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 10, 1970, Abilene, Texas
Abilene WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Iliiiiiii 89TH YEAR, NO. 205 PHONE 073-4271 ABILENR, TEXAS, 79G04, TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 10, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Press SUNDAY Bomb Auto in Former Rap Brown Associate Is Killed RIG STILL UOAliING Flames and smoke rise from nn offshore oil platform near Venice, Ln., .if lor Ihc fire was snuffed out Tor only six minutes by :i dynamite blast and then rcignilccl. A team of experts was to make another atteinpl to blow out the [ire today. The platform, owned by Chevron Oil Co., is 30 miles off the Louisiana coast. Paul "Red" Adair's fire fighters are battling I he (AP _____ BEL Alll, Mil. (AP) Two Ni'Kro men were killed when a bomb blow up their car as il traveled on U.S. Hoiilc 1 south of here laic Monday night. One was identified as Ralph Fealh- crstonc, 31, a former associate of II. Rap Brown who is on trial Jierc dunked will] arson and in- citing lo viul. Slate Police Col. Thomas Smith said investigators be- lievcd the explosive was being transported bv Hie Iwo occu- pants hut lie did not eliminate possibility Ilial it had been planted in Hie car by someone else. Attorney William M. Knnsller, wild is representing lirnvrn in (lie (rial, said he would ask for a postponement. Kcalhei stone was a former associate, of Brown in the Stu- dent Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. The other Negro in Ihc car which was desl roved was mil e In Alleged ive Lai Killings ATLANTA, Army lias named five more men in charges involving the alleged massacre at My Li'.i, including ('apt. Ernest L. .Medina, former commanding officer of LI. Wil- liam L. ('alley Jr. The charges bring lo nine the number n[ servicemen accused in the 19C8 raid. Those charged licsides Medi- na arc Capt. Kugcnc M. Kolouc, S Sgt. Kenneth L. Hodges, Pvl. Max 13. Unison and Sgt. Ksc- quiel Torres. All five arc currently assigned to Ft. McPherson al Allanla. Kolouc, a native o[ Milford, N'eb., is charged wilh assault, maiming and murder of "one suspected enemy person" and wilh murder of another dining interrogation the day of Ihc My Lai attack. May 16. 1988. "Medina was charged wilh murder of Iwo persons, maim- ing and murder o[ "one su.specl- cd enemy" and with murder of during interroga- tion. Medina has said he knows of no niassarrc at My Lai. He lold newsmen in Washington early in Dcrcmljcr that he ncilher or- dered a massacre, nor heard of Hodges, 21, faces I wo charges, one of rape, and another of as- sault wilh intent to commit Red Ambush Slays VIENTIANE, Uos (AP) North Viciiiamcso and Pallet Lao forces ambushed a small Ixiotian army convoy 14 miles south of the royal capital of Luang Prabang today, killing five govcrnmenl soldiers and se- riously wounding eight others. 'Hie Communist forces opened up with rocket grenades am! au- tomatic weapons as tlic tracks were moving on a road just off route 13, the highway Ixilwoen l.uang Prabang and Vientiane, ].jO miles lo Ihc soulh. Karlicr, the chief of staff of Hie northern military region, Col Houachanli, lold reporters in Luang Prabang that about 400 government Iroops launched an opcralion today, lo recapture an oulpost on the Mekong River that the Palhcl 1-ao captured Friday. ____ NEED CASH? Look around the bouse and garage for those items that you no longer use. Sell them In the Family Week-Ender FRI.-SAT.-SUN. 3 Lines 3 Days No ETtmifcn tr Reluid al TMl Rile Approximately 15 Average No Phone Order! Please Only CASH IN ADVANCE YOU SAVE SI.95 ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS DEADLINE THURS. 3 P.M. The oulposl, Muong Ngcun, is jusl across (lie river from Thai- land 60 miles of Luang PrabanR. l.anlian air lorcc T28 bombers flew al least four missions against enemy posilions- AP Photographer Itorsl Fans, who flew in Ihc back seat of one of the T28s, reported the town was descried bul not damaged. He said there was no sign of fifiJiling and no evidence of gov- ernment Iroops. Meanwhile, the Palhet l.ao snid it is sending a (op-ranking officer lo Vientiane at Ihe "ear- liest date possible" to deliver Ihe, Laotian Communists' peace proposal lo Premier Sonvanna Phnuma. "The sooner the Prince Kouvanna replied. He a Cabinet meeting for Wednesday lo lake up the pro- posal, which calls for a political conference, of all I.iolian fac- tions, a provisional coalition government, establishment of a demilitarized xonc, a standstill cease-fire and an end lo U.K. in- torvcnlinn. NEWSlNDEX Amuscmcnls........... 5A Classified 5-8B Comics 4B Edilcrials............. 2B Horoiccpc 7ti Hospital Palionls 3A Obiluorics............2A Sr-crls A This Man's Arl 5A Tn Your Good Hcollh____6A TV Women's News.........3B murder. Torres, 21, is accused in two counls; murder of one person, and murder and assault with in- tent to commit minder. Additional charges have been filod against two others who have been prcivously charged. They are Sgt. Charles E. Hut- ton, 21, of Tallulah, I.a., and Pvl. Gerald A. Smith, 22, of Chi- cago. liolh have been transferred lo Ft. JlcPlserson. Hmton faces four additional charge.-: They arc rape, mur- der, assault wilh inlenl lo coin- mil murder, and false swearing. He had been charged pre- viously wilh premeditated mur- der, rape and with in- tent to commit murder. Smith now faces two addition-1 al charges of indecent assault and murder. He already had been charged wilh premeditated murder and indecent assault. Tlie Avmy said the charge of in- decent assault is a charge short of rape. Froni Here ABilEarly The Arctic front originally forecast to hit I lie Big Country late, Tuesday "speeded the, weatherman said Tuesday morning, and plunged temperatures from a high 79 decrees .Monday afternoon to a chilly 36 Tuesday morning. "And it looks like, it'll probably start lo tlie forc- casler added- Thorn was very light drizzle and fog over Abilene Tuesday morning, with fine mist reported elsewhere in the area. More drizzle Tuesday and light rain Wednesday is forecast, with probability of rain Tuesday at 20 cent, becoming 3D cent laler in the day and 40 per cent Wednesday. Tempe.ralures may rise a little tomorrow, bul cold weather will be with us until late in the week. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU [Weather Map, Pq. DA) ABILENE AMD VICIM1Y us) ClMjdy ard mL'cfi roWrr IcdJY' v.iiri occasional lirjhl ririrjle; ar.d ccld lighl rnin lor.'shl Wednes- day. laday. re.ir -0; Ic.v tcnkjhf, nrc-rrt 33; high Wedrvftdav. aro'jr.d rt. Ncrllicrlv windi al li-25 nvp.h.. s'cv.'ly diminish -.q 1o-iighl and Wednesday. Proaaiility of rnini ?D prr Lent lodav. per cent loninM, JD prr rent WrdrK-sday. 3rd low lor TJhcjfS crdlrjj 9 a.m.': 79 and M. High ar.d same dale rasl year: it flrd iD. S-jniel last sL-r.rise today. iilcnlilied. Smith, said "no" em- phatically to inquiries aboul whether the second victim was lirown. The body of the second man liiul papers with three different names. Kinisllcr said he had not been informed by State Police (hat the possibility of the second dead man being lirown had been nileil out. "No one has beard fi'om the lawyer said, "lirown's wife slill hasn't: she is standing by the telephone." Till- car was heading toward Baltimore.. 25 miles away. The ISIC4 model car was loin apart, some pieces landing 50 yards away. The car was burned out and the blast put depressions in the highway. Gov. Marvin llamlcl of Mary- land ordered a National (luard unit and all Slate I'olicc tactical units nn an alert. On Monday prclrinl motions in Brown's case were argued in this cninnuinily of Knnstler said today be would propose an indefinite delay in the trial. When asked whether it WHS because of the explosion and deaths, Kiinsllcr replied, "The atmosphere here is so bad that nothing can make any ditfcr- cncc." He said he would renew his motion Hint Judge Dyer vacate the order which had transferred Brown's trial from Cambridge across Chesapeake Bay lo licl Air. Brown's indictment was based on a speech ho made in Cambridge in July 19G7, after which Negroes .set fires which burned out two blocks. When asked if there could be a connection with Brown's scheduled trial and (he car ex- plosion, .Smith .said: "Possibly." Smith said the car belonged lo Jean Wylie of Baltimore who told police she had loaned it to Waller Lively, a Nogro activist in Baltimore, identified the body as Keathcr- stonc. Smith said that FBI agents would take parts or the car wreckage lo Washington for lab- oratory examination. He said he was convinced the explosive was on the floor on the right- hand side of the front seal. Treadwell Phillips, executive director of the Maryland Hu- man delations-Commission, re- ported after conferring wilh Smith [hat authorities "are ap- prehensive of the situation and arc taking all necessary precau- tions." RALPH F1CATMKRSTONE, WITH SNCC IN dies in explosion of car jicav Cambridge, Orders WASHINGTON (AP) Amid congressional charges he is dodging demands for disclose of L'.S.-Laotian involvement, President Nixon has ordered the public release of American casualties and air losses as they occur in the Southeast Asian country. In announcing the jxilicy change Monday night, the White House dis- closed six civilians were killed in Laos enemy action. Press secretary Honald L. said the administration will immedi- ately "inform the American public aboul all military aircraft losses and military air personnel casualties in Laos once scarch-and rescue missions are completed." Ziogler said this is the same policy followed on Vietnam losses. In the past, casualties in Laos have been lumped wilh those of Southeast Asia as a whole. Of tlic six civilians, all described having support rather than active, military roles, three were killed by ambush, one was shot as he was pilot- ing a helicopter, and two were killed by what Hie White House called possible hostile fire. Three worked for Inlcrualiomd Voluntary Services, described as a Peace Corps organization, and three for Air America, an airliitcr of supplip, equipment and people. Until were under contract wild (he Agency for International Develop- ment, the Stale Department said. Meanwhile, Ihc Los Angeles Times reported in today's editions (list CIA agents posing as members of the agency arc involved in military opera- lions in Laos. The six persons killed were identi- fied by the Slato Department as: Arthur Stillman and Dennis Mum- merl, both of International Voluntary Services, ambushed by enemy near Keun, August 5, Vita'. Chandler Kdwards, International Voluntary Services, ammished by enemy, Han April i-i, .1. C. Merkcl. Air America, killed by bullet while piloting helicopter, Plain. of .lars, February IS, 1070. William .1. Gilibs, Air America, ground fire near Bac, May 13, Ralph S. Davis, Air America, crash or small fixed wing aircraft southwest of Plain of Jars. August ID. Where Can Snake By ELI-IE HUCKKH and BETTY GRISSOM Q. I'm inlrrrsfrd In collocllng fiOO rattlers from rattlesnakes. In connection wilh tills I'm wondering if you have any intmmaliou concerning the disposition ol the rattlesnake ratllcrs from the various snakes lh.il arc Inkrn during ll-.illle- siiake Itmmd-L'us that arc held In the Country area. A. Mosl of Ihc round lips turn their rattlesnakes over lo the Vcnomaircs Hcptilc Hunter's Club in >'ort Worlh. The only snakes Ihc groups keep themselves arc the ones Ihcy butcher for meal ami sell at the round up...which amounts to about 15 snakes. You can write Ihc "Vcnomaircs" al P.O. llox- 11177, Ft. Worth. Taylor County pays a bounty of 25 cents per rattle and we tried to talk County Auditor Herbert Middlcton inlo giving you these rallies, but he says Ihey burn Ilicm immediately to avoid paying for the same rattle twice. Q. .Insl wondering if (here's a way lo crtucalc people dial in Abilene it's legal lo make a rifilil luni on a rci! liglil nflnr a complete slop, unless otherwise indiralFil. Perhaps signs could be rreclni or (lie ('ily Ordinance! could lie made public through Ihc news media. A. Action Line published this several months ago, but we'll try again. Cily Ordinance makes it legal to (urn right on red after coming In a complete slop. This is true for ALL inlcrscctions unless they arc posted otherwise. There is only ONE scction in Abilene that is marked "No right turn on this is al N. 1st and Cedar. To install signs indicating right turns at all intersections would lie a tremendous expense lo the city, because of the number of intersections involved, and this is the reason Ihcy have not been put up. Q. I'd like lo know il there's anywhere in Abilene wlirrc one can Jmy coffee brans lo grind in a colfcc grinder? A. If you have a particular brand in mind, mosl grocers will special order them for you, or .1 wholesale coffee company al SSI Oak St. has coflec beans and will sell to the public. They blend and loast the coffee beans themselves and sell them for 75 cents per pound. Q. I would like (o know Ihp difference In Medicare and Mcdicadc. It you arc nol over (M ami e.innnl get .Medicare, how dn yon gn aboul getting Mcdicade? And who is eligible? If you have, always workeii and are partially disabled but aro nol on welfare can von gel Mcdicade? A. Medicare is the corollary lo Social Security and is for those 65 and ovor. Mcdicadc involves some, federal money, but is npcralcd as part of Ihc Stale Dcpt. of Public Welfare. In order lo qualify for Mcdi- cade yon must be in need and also Ire eligible for otic of these Ihrco programs: Old-Age Assistance, Aid lo 1'nmilies Dependent Children or Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled. The State Depl. of Public Welfare can determine your eligibility only by knowing your individual situation. Contact them al 077- I3S7. Q. Please (ell us how lo get In Inucli with the Administrator of Veterans Affairs? Thank ynn [mm Ihc widow nf an ex-snldicr. A. It's in the phone ixiok, but even the information operator had a lime finding it. It's listed under Taylor Counly as Veteran Service Officer, Courthouse, and the number is IJ77-4701. If your problem concerns a legal mailer, yon may have lo write: Vclerans Affairs Commission; Drawer 2: Capiinl Station; Austin, Tex. lint check firs! with (Ireely Aston al the local Veteran Service Office and he can advise you further. Q. Please give, me some information on securing a passport. Where dn yon apply and what information is needed.' llow long dors II take, and is there a time limit on fls use? A. Apply in the Office of the Clerk of Ihc U.S. District Court, on Ihc second floor of the I.'.S. Post Office, mn block of Pino SI. Normally, il lakes from 10 days in two weeks but during the rush season, which usually begins next month, it may lake six weeks. The passport will be good for a five year period. You'll need your birth ccrlificalc or your certificate. For more detailed infonnalion call Could you lell me where I could buy a Lit for nuiking a dress form for due's self'.' If mil, is there anyone in Abilene who makes Ihcm? A. Would you consider an adjustable dress form already put Kigolhcr? Most of Ihe sewing machine retail stores have them or can order one and the larger department slore cnlologs have all kinds and price ranges. Q. I have heard all my life abnnt people planting their vegetable gardens by (he sign of Ihe mnnii- I was wonder- inj; htnv they do lliis. do they plant on Ihe new cir full moon? I have heard my grandmother talking abnnt an almanac in rclrrcnce (n (his. A. The almanac ynur Grandmother had reference lo was (he Farm and llnnio II lias a full page devoted In Ihn days each month that different plants should be planted. The Farm Almanac can be pur- chased at (lie news stand for SO cents and if you've never seen one you will probably find it interesting. Here are Ihe planting dales for March: Above-ground crops: 7, R, 11, 12, 15, Ifi, 17. Knot crops: -I, 21, 22, 26, 27, Seed beds: 15, 10. 17, 25, 2S, 27. Address questions In Action Line, Box 311, Abilem1, Texas. 7M1. Names will not he used bill questions musl be signed, and adrircssi'S yivcn.