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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1970, Abilene, Texas WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89T1I YEAR, NO. 284 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 30, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Press 20c SUNDAY Cambodia Eyes Plea for Rescue NOT AS NUTTY AS IT LOOKS These candid shots of pit-crew workers from three different pits demonstrate that Hiey have jobs they can gel their teeth into. They were waiting to service stock cars in Sunday's Atlanta 500 race at the Atlanta International Raceway, Bobby Allison of Hiicylowii, Ala., finished 50 feel ahead of Cale Yarborougli of Timmonsville, S. C., and fast pil stops were credited with contributing to his success. (AP Wirephoto) By L'LLIE RUCKEK and nKTTY GIUSSOM What About City Law on Horses? Q. Help! Help! We need II fast! Where, and how rio we go about having a City Ordinance changed? Vic nccri one to stop horses being stabled In (he. city limits. Alter von wrnlc In Action Line that people "could keep them, a man on our sfrrct has live In his yard. Is II possible to siarl a petition and gel rlrt ol them? There arc several ways lo go about changing an ordinance. Firsl you could talk personally lo a City Councilman and request thai he bring it up a! a Council meeting, he may or may not not do this. Or you could present your views before the Council along with a petition-but there arc some legal formalities concerning Hie petition that must bo complied with and a lawyer could best explain these lo you. Truthfully, your best bet is lo request the advice of a lawyer and also ask rim to present your views to the Council. Q. I would like to loan sonic money. How do 1 get In (ouch with sliort-term government securities? A. Your bank will purchase them for you and enable you (o loan your money lo the government at interest. There's a security dealer's charge and there may be a bank fee. Or you can purchase them your- self (and avoid handling charges) by writing: federal Reserve Bank, of Dallas, 400 S. Akard St., Dallas 75202. The advan- tage of buying through the bank is llial in case of toss, Ihe bank is responsible for the securities and you have no insurance costs or.postage. Q. In your answer about palindromes you missed one of the most famous of all. It's what Napoleon said alter his return frnm exile on the Island of Klha, "Able was 1 ere I saw Elba." A. Thanks for that contribution, we'll add that lo our collection along wi'h "Madam, I'm Adam" and Ihc latest one received from Reporter-News Arts Kdilor Sam 1'cadergrast. His contri- bution is a classic .palindrome in Spanish, "Anita lava la tina." Translation: Anita washes Ihc tub. A palindrome is a word or phrase that is the same when spelled back- ward or forward. A. Sometime ago a friend of mine sent me a copy of your local paper. An Item appeared In your column about Troy Civine. Since 1 promote country and western artlsls, my question would lie, what Is Tvoy Crane like as a per- sonality? Any Information would be appreciated. I'm also Interested In liow well his record, "Valley of the Brave." is doing- (From a reader In Philadelphia, Pa.) A. Several disc jockeys in the area say it's good record. .one small slalion sold the record by mail order and they had five or six letters per day for three weeks, which they say is an exceptionally good response. Record stores report sales of Ilic record as about average for a local record- ing. Troy Crane was described as a fine person-friendly, oul-going and very sincere about whatever he does, especially his recording. Q. I read several months ago In Acllon Line of a product lhal will kill grass iiiirrs In Ihc yard. Could yon send me Ihc name of that weed killer? A. That slicker slayer is Mcthylarsonale, or ask for a product that contains Disodium- Mcthylarsonale; cither one will do Ihe job. The County Agent suggests you spray the culprils as soon as you sec the foliage, and if one application gets rid of them, you'll very fortunate, il will probably lake several applications lo eliminate them completely. Melhylarsonatts can be found in products s5ld at almost any store that carries yard 4nd garden supplies. Quake Toll Feared More Than CEDIZ, Turkey (AP) Fires continued to burn in shattered Gcdiz today despite rains ttiat pelted the agricultural area dev- astated by an earthquake lhal claimed possibly lives over the weckcncd. Archcologists, troops and highway workers combed through the rubble for victims. New tremors shook the area, spreading panic among survi- vors. The quake rumbled along the dangerous Anatolian Fault in western Turkey Saturday night. It flattened half of this town of persons 150 miles south of Islanbul and devastated other Inwns and villages for miles around. Survivors wandered in a daze through the smouldering rnin- soaked ruins. Some wept for their lost families. Others were still numbed, their faces pale and blank. Housing Minister Hayrellin Nakipoglu surveyed the area and estimated that had died in Gcdiz and surround- ing villages. The semiofficial Anatolian News Agency estimated the loll at dead. The Interior Ministry said 037 bodies had been found. Res- cuers said the fires burned lo death some of the injured trapped under collapsed build- ings- "Nobocly will be left hungry or ivilhoul Premier Su- leyman Demirel said after a visit lo Gediz. "We'll build up the town again." American military headquar- ters sent in a medical team of 53 men and an ambulance, and offered food aid. Despite a steady rain, a whole district of Gcdiz was burning. An entire village nearby was also in flames, and the fires burned many bodies thai had been placed next to the mined houses where the dcalhs DC- cuiTcd. Controller 'Sick-Out' Cuts Air Travel More By JOIIM LENGEL WASHINGTON (AP) The air controller sick-out, now in its sixth day, has cut further inlo air Iravel with the dispute deepening into legal moves, ac- cusation, and apprehension over flight safety. Easter weekend departures were delayed up to five-ami- half-hours in the Northeast and Midwest, the areas hardest hit by the members of Ihc Profes- sional Air Traffic Controllers or- in sick. Bad wealher added lo the trouble on the northeastern run- ways and slowed buses, a popu- lar alternative for Ihc emballled air traveller. New York's Kennedy Interna- tional and surrounding metro- politan airport was off GO pr-r cent. All major airlines, rep- resented by the Air Transport Association of America, said the number of flight cancellations in general was rising with some SCO to 500 of departures al- ready scrubbed. Jim Kwing, a spokesman for Delia Airlines in Atlanta said, "gelling one flight inlo New York is prclty bleak." There was only one flight from Miami to New York Sunday. A spokes- man for American Airlines at Houston, Tex., said a major problem was the telephone: "We're gelling an average of to more phone calls per day than we normally han- dle." The Federal Aviation Admin- istration had sent telegrams lo controllers saying they would be suspended in 30 days if they did nol rolurn lo work. Edward Wil- liams, president of New York PATCO said his conlrollcrs "are ignoring to a man any tele- grams senl lo them." In Philadelphia, chief control- ler Leo Marshall sketched fur- ther punitive action saying "ac- tions lo remove from service" did not elaborate further-- were being taken againsl leu controllers involved in the slow- down Ihere. PHNOAI PENH, Cambodia (AP) Premier Lon Nol de- clared today Viet Cong troops continue to launch attacks in Cambodia and if they become more flagrant and are judged by the United Nations lo be grave he will ask for military aid from the United Slates and other' friendly countries. He told a news conference, however, lie wuuld not ask tor troops. "If we have enough weapons we can defend our leiTiloi-y the army general added. Nol contended that Viet Cong agents are wh'pping up villag- ers' sentiments for the return of. Prince Nonlom Sihanouk, oust- ed March 18 as chief of state, in a constitutional coup. "These VC come from rubber plantations and some cell organ- Nol said. He claimed that about 30 Cambodians and Vietnamese taking part in demonstrations have been killed by government trnops. The United Nations lias had I'llle lo do wilh the hostilities in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. But Nol's remarks, suggested he may be planning to make a complaint to the U.N. Security Council in New York. Under Sihanouk, Cambodia complained periodically to the Security Council about alleged border incursions by U.S. and South Vietnamese forces from Viol 11 am. Nol told Ihe news conference bis government planned to ap- peal to such countries as Ihc Un'ted Stales and France for assistance against attacks by Ihc Viet Cong. "There is no harm in asking for he said. "If Ihc Viet Cong attacks be- come mure flagrant and if judged to be grave by the Unit- ed Nations with respect to our neutrality it is not excluded thai we will ask our friends to help us." Nol added thai in Southeast Asia, Cambodia would also ac- cept help from Indonesia. The premier, who also is de- fense minister, stressed he was continuing to appeal to the In- ternational Control Commission and the cochairmcn of the IDj-l Geneva Conference for assist- ance. He said France and [irilain have been helpful but said he had no response from the Soviet Union, which is cochairman w'lh Britain of die Geneva conference. Canada, India and Poland make up the Internation- al Control Commission. The new premier held Hie news conference as the nation appeared lo be moving toward civil war with the population be- ginning to choose sides over the leadership. "WEATHER" U S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU [Weather Map, Pg. ?A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (JO-mile crwjdy In clo-.'dy IwJav, tonlghl and Tuesday. Hitjh today, in Ihe low lor.'qhl. in Ihe upper JO'S; Tuesday, in ti-e mvd-su's. Southerly winds, 5-15 m.pll. H'-eh ar.d low for It-hours end ng 9 a nv: tt and tl. High a-jj low san-e dale Ids) year: S3 and J? Sw.se! IdSl ng'nt: sunrise loddy: sunsel Violent demonstrations have erupted ui towns and villages. In an attempt to check this movement, the army is trying lo make a barrier of the Me- kong River, which pisecls the kingdom. No cars are allowed to cross on Hie river ferries, and only a1 few villagers now make the trip. Army troops guard ail crossings, and gunboats dpi the length of Ihc river. Roads lliroughout the country are closed from dusk lo dawn. Troops are being moved into major trouble spols lo quell demonstrations against the new government. Local police can- not be relied on, said one mili- tary captain in the provincial capital of Kompong Cham. This has brought the army into confrontation with (he peo- ple in several instances, and many Cambodians have been killed. In Kompong Cham, on the Mekong, troops opened fire last week after demonstrators killed two anti-Sihanouk nation- al assemblymen. The troops killed 29 and wounded another 68. More dangerous for the new government's fragile hold on power are reports from in- formed French sources that snmG army units are defecting to Sihanouk's side. These could nol be confirmed. COOL IIOMBBE 9-months-oId Wayne Graham, of Florida Cily, Fla., keeps cool and avoids too much sun as he sits alone on the beach wearing his sombrero al Forl Lau- derdalc, Fla., Sunday. (AP Wirepholo) Duffy Viet Court Martial Backpedals Murder Verdict LONG BINH, Vietnam (AP) A U.S. military couit loday threw out its murder conviction of Isl LI. James B. Duffy be- cause il didn't realiv.e the con- viction carried a mandatory life sentence, and found him guilty on two counts of manslaughter. The court said it would sen- tence Ihe 23-year-old officer from Claremont, Calif, Tues- day. The maximum prison sen- tence he could get is six years. The court found Duffy guilly of involuntary manslaughter and conspiracy to commit invol- untary manslaughter in the kill- Diplomat Receives Head Wound Terrorists Fail to Kidnap Russian By LOUIS UCIIITEU.E Assiiclatcd Press Writer BUENOS AIRES (AP) Four right-wing IciTorisIs failed to abducl a Russian diplomat Sunday nighl in an apparent ef- fort at counteracting last week's kidnaping of a non-Communist diplomat by leftist guerrillas. The Russian Embassy, con- todav that one of i's diplomals, identified as Juri Pi- vogarov, was involved in Ihc abortive kidnap attempt, Kar- iier reports had imlicalcr! Iwo viet diplomats were involved, The embassy 3rd graf (in- scrling dropped words) The embassy said 40 year- old Pivogarov, assistant chief of the commercial section, had re- ceived a head wound that was "delicate" but "not too seri- ous." A complete report on the kid- naping has been turned over to Ihc Argenline Foreign Ministry, Ihe embassy said. The embassy statement to newsmen was the first official, if incomplete, de- scription nf what happened Deyond con'inr.ing that a kid- nap had been atlemptcd and had failed, Ihc police and an embassy spokesman declined to give any information. But a liltle-known rifjlil-wing called a communique de- scribing the [our kidnapers as "heroes." Police said the Foreign Minis- Iry would have lo study Ihe case before they could make any slatemenl. But Alberto Gonzalez Magno, chief nf a local police of- fice, denied a report that one of the injured kidnapers had been identified by a hospital nurse as a federal policeman. Wilnesscs said the four young men, brandishing weapons, slopped Ihc diplomat as he was garaging Ihe embassy lim ousinc aflcr an outing with his wife and children. The wife and children were forced nut of the car, and Ihc terrorists started 'to drive off wilh the diplomat. Hul a pa- trolman was attracted by the screams of Ihe wife and opened fire on the car, smash- ing Ihe rear window. Witnesses said the car stopped for a mo- ment and a man covered wilh blood rolled out. lie staggered into the Soviet Embassy's com- mercial office and later was rushed to a hospital, according to unconfirmed reports. The limousine was found later about 15 blocks asvay. Some wit- nesses said the car crashed; others slated it blew a tire and that a passing army pickup truck brought two injured men lo a bospilal. Spokesmen al the hospilai confirmed at leas! two injured men had been brought there. Apparently one or Iwo of Ihe kidnapers escaped and were being hunted by police. ing of a Vietnamese prisoner of war last Sept. 5. Duffy's civilian attorney, Hen- ry Rothblau of New York, said earlier lhat Ihc court's shift was a "nice chance to take [tie Army off (he hook'1 and lhat he would view a manslaughter con- viction as an acquillal. The. court on .Sunday found Duffy guilly of conspiring willi Sgl. John R. Lanasa, 23, of Ba- ton Rouge, La., to kill a Viet- namese prisoner of war Insl Sepl. 5. I.anasa, wlio is charged with firing the fala] shols, will go on Irial soon. After Ihe murder vcrdicl was returned, Ihe president of Die court, Col. Robert W. Scllon, said no member of Ihc court was aware lhat the life .sentence was mandatory. Military law al- lowed the court lo reconsider Ihe verdict, and il decided lo do so. "How do we overlook these the cmirl's military judge, or legal adviser, Col. Pc- ler S. Wondolowski, asked Rolh- blatt. "Your Honor, anything can happen in replied Ihc noicd criminal lawyer, who was introduced lo Ilic local legal sit- ualion as Ihc altorney for sever- al of the defendants in the Green Beret murder case. "Well, I'm a free Market- Higher NEW YORK (AP) The slock market edged higher in niucler- ale trading al the opening lo- day. Gainers look a narrow lead over losers on the New York Exchange. tomorrow, said Duffy, who had admitted approving Ihe killing and tben telling his supe- rior officer that Ihe prisoner was shol Irying lo escape. After J'.i hours of delibera- tions today, (he court asked Wondolnwski (or instructions on the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter. The prosecution objected, contending thai the question of manslaughtc must bo raised by evidence, not by the court itself. The assistant trial counsel, Capl. Roberl llogan, 27, of New York, said the prosecution "can- nol see any other crime lhan premeditated murder." He argued thai to inject a new al- ternative would "cloud the issue of what was intended by the law." Tlothblatt countered that man- slaughter "logically can be found from Ihc lads of Ihc case." He cited testimony that Duffy had lold Lanasa he could do what he wanled wilh Ihc prisoner.. 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