Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1970, Abilene, Texas
Clje "I "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRNDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 89TH YEAR, NO821PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING. MAY 5, 1970 -TWENTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS_________Associated Pres, DA1LY-20C SUNDAY ACCUSING FINGER A student on the campus of Kent State University points at- an Ohio National guardsman after a deadly con- frontation between students and guardsmen Monday. Photo was made by John Filo, Kent University student. (Copyright, Valley Daily News, (AP Wirephoto) Some Panel Approves Bullets Were Real Judge Blackmun KENT, Ohio (AP) "I looked up and there was blood on my said Greg Bene- detli, a student witness to the shooting of four demonstrators by Ohio National Guardsmen at Kent glanced to one Bene- de'lti said Monday. "Some fellow 1 didn't know was falling down, "Man, when I heard the shots, like I hit the said a milit- ant student who declined to give her name bccaus e she "can't trust" Kent State offi- cials. "You can't expect us to be rational when you see your friends lying like flies in a field." Four students were killed and 10 others wounded, four serious- ly, in the tragic campus conf- rontation. Two guardsmen were taken to hospitals, one suffering from exhaustion, the other from shock. "The crowd was harassing Students Who Died KENT, Ohio (AP) Allison Krausc was a gentle 19-year-old from Pittsburgh who frequenty carried her pel kitten around the campus. She placed a flower in a National Guardsman's rifle barrel last Sunday and said, "Flowers are belter than bul- lets." Sandy Seheuer, 20, of Youngs- (own, Ohio, was a pretty girl with long brown hair, William K. Schroeder, 19, of Lprain, Ohio, was a psychology major curious about the causes of campus violence. Jeffrey G. Miller, 20, of Plain- view, N.Y., was described by a home town high school friend as "studious, not rebellious" and "quid and inlclligcnt." These were the four students who died in a burst of National Guard gunfire on the sunny campus of Kent Stale Universi- ty'Monday afternoon during an antiwar demonstration. them, they turned "and opened said Jerry Stoklas, a 20- year-old student from Beach- wood, Ohio. "I saw five people go down." John P. Filo, 21, of Natrona, Pa., a senior photo-journalism student, saw it this way in a co- pyright story for the Tarenlum. Valley Daily News: ".Islood frozen, 100 feet in front of the National Guards-.'' in their line of fire. I thought they were firing blanks. "But other students fled for cover or dived lo the gound. "There was a student hit about 40 feet in front of me There were people hil to my left. And I especially noticed a student lying on the street face down, a pool of blood forming around his head. "Through the viewfinder of my camera, I saw a bullet hit a metal .modern art front of Taylor Hall. There were bullet marks in (he trees and cars. "I just said, 'Oh my and dropped my it was over." Mary H-agan, a freshman irom Euclid, Ohio, "They slarted pelting everyone with She said some of the students hit Ihe ground when the first shols were fired. Others remained standing, .while some demonstrators shouted that. (he shots were blanks, and were hit. Len Jeffries, 23, of Weslwood, N. J-, a political science gradu- ate student, said Ihe demonstra- tors were 20 to 30 feel from a kneeling row of guardsmen. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU IWtlttwr rup, ft- "I ABILENE AND VICINITY radlui) Fair weithcr Tonight and Wednesday. Some lower ctoudineti Wednesday mwrjng wllh slowly riling rempAralurtl. High Tuesday about M. Low Tuesday rJghl in upper Ms. Wttfrudiv Nsr, lower Id. Windi out of tne Kxitti i-15 ITI.P.II. High tni low lor H-hours ending 11 and ij. Hich and low for I hi tame isy lail year: t.1 and 59. Sunset lasr ntaMj p.m.) lodayi t-.m e.m-l Sumrt tonHMl p.m. WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate Judiciary Committee approved today Presi- dent Nixon's, nomination of Juge Harry A. Blackmun of Rochester, Minn., to be a Supreme Court justice. The 61-year-old Judge, a member of the Eighth U.S. Circuirt Court of Appeals since 1959, was nominated by Nixon after two Southern judges he picked lo fill a year-old vacancy on the Supreme Court were rejected by the Senate. Sen. Robert P. Griffin, It-Mich., told newsmen when he left a closed meeting of the committee that no vote had been cast against recommending Blackmun's con- firmation. He said additional committee members were still arriving and the vote was incom- plete but more than a quorum had approved the nomination. Griffin said he thought Ihe nomination would be taken up in the Senate the first part of next week. A-draft .committee report to. the Senate called Blackmun "thoroughly qualified" and found no impropriety in his participation in four cases in which he had a stock interest. No one testified in opposition to Blackmun (luring a Ihrec hour hearing last Wednesday, but the committee put off a vote at the request of Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., to allow'members lo study the record. Kent Shootings Spur Protests By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Stung by the shooting deaths of four Kent State University students, young persons on col- lege campuses across the nation have begun new protests, strikes and demonstrations against U.S. involvement in In- dochina. The four were killed and It others were injured or wounded Monday when National Guards- men, ordered to the Ohio cam- pus' to curb any violence in pro- tests against the expansion of the war into Cambodia, opened fire on the demonstrators. In the wake of the Kent trage- dy, most of the nation's cam- puses remained calm while pro- tests were organized. But there were incidents of violence and HOTC buildings became the fre- quent focus of demonstrators. The Army ROTC building at Kent had been burned Saturday night. AL the University of Mary- land, 500 National Guard troops were called out Monday night to put down a demonstration by a crowd that numbered up to They were dispersed by repeated barrages of riot gas. Four persons were, hospital- ized and 107 arrested as Mary- land Gov. Marvin Mandel de- clared a state of emergency and a curfew was imposed. The guard troops carried fixed bayo- nets but no a'mmuniticn tor their weapons. An estimated to students roamed the campus of Syracuse University shortly he- fore midnight, breaking win- dows and 'setting up blockades designed to prevent faculty members from coming on cam- pus to hold classes today. Police removed a fire bomb before il exploded from tlie campus book- store. National Guard troops were alerted In Wisconsin after hun- dreds of students at the Univer- sity of Wisconsin in Madison set fires and smashed windows. A supermarket was destroyed by flames as hundreds of student spectators cheered. There were also demonstra- tions at campuses in Ap- pleton, Wis. "It all start- ed as a protest against the use of troops in Cambodia, but the Kent shootings doubled the re- said Rich Fanner, a student at Lawrence University in Appleton. In San Francisco, some demonstrators stormed into City Hall to demand that the Board of Supervisors call for the im- pcachnionl of President Nixon. Police forced them out. At the University of California in Berkeley, antiwar marchers overturned and burned a ROTC panel truck and tore down HOTC posters in the Air Force 1SOTC headquarters. In front of the chancellor's of- fice, they hauled down Ameri- can and California flags, set them afire, ami pulled the flam- ing banners up to half staff, chanting, "Burn, Nixon, An Air Force liOTC building at Washington University in St. Louis was extensively damaged by a [ire ol unknown origin. About students watched, cheering, "Let it burn! Let it Firemen awaited the arrival of police before fighting the blaze. Police drove the students up a hill behind the building, then stood guard to protect the firemen after some students re- portedly hurled rocks. Loans Set Record For First Quarter By GEORGE NEAR Reporter-News Business Editor Despite the tight money market which kept deposits down, loans in Abilene and Taylor County banks established a first quarter record at the close of business'April 30. Money on loan on that dale totaled in the five Abilene banks, and in the eight county banks, com- pared with the previous record of April 30, 1963, of and respectively. were down about million from the all-time fourth quarter record of Dec. 31, 1969, however, but this is normal. Rural banks (Tuscola, Merkcl and Trent) ran counter to the city banks and showed higher deposlls than a year .ago and also higher than the fourth quarter call. Abilcnc's five banks had a collective decline in deposits of million from the first quarter bank call of a year ago and more than million from Ihe fourth quarter call when the tight, money situation became most evident. The figures were released Tuesday as (ho result of a call for a statement of condition by the Comptroller of Ihe Currency at Washington and the State Banking Commission. Total amount of money on deposit in the five Abilene banks as of Urn close of business April 30 was a drop from the deposits of on the same date a year ago. However, deposits in Ihe Ihrce rural banks April 30 was an increase over the on April 30 last year. Local bankers appeared opti- mistic concerning ihc future. John Wright, president of Abilene's First Stale Dank, said that ho WHS "real optimistic about the local economy and I consider that we arc set for a solid growth both locally and nationally." Wright predicted that plant and equipment outlays are slated to increase by several billion dollars and the prospects for an expansion in housing con- slniclion look good. "Over the long pull Hie economy will get a good shot in the arm by the tremendous amount of spending planned to solve the pollution problem and planned govern- ment spending." Walter Johnson, president of Abilcnc's First National Bank, Sec BANK, Pg. 2A Puerto Rico Next Base for Obarski Deposits lit Quarter 4lh Quarter lit Quarter April 30, Dec. 31, April 30, T970 1969 1969 Abilene Notional....... Bcnk of Commerce...... Citizens First National First Slole 'TOTAL F M National. Merkel Home Stale Trent Pirst State, Tuscola TOTAL 3 RURAL BANKS TAYLOR COUNTY TOTAL Loans 1st Quarter 4lh Quarter lit Quarter April 30, Dec. 31, April 30, 1970 1969 1969 Abilene National........ Bank, of Commerce Citizens National rirst Notional Firsl Slate TOTAL F 8, M Merkcl, National Home Stole, Trent First State, Tuscola TOTAL 3 RURAL BANKS TAYLOR COUNTY TOTAL Col. Stanley J, Obarski, com- mander of the 96th Combat Support Group at Dyess AFH, has received assignment as group commander at Ramey AFB, Puerto liico. Col, Obarski has been at Dyess since February 13, 1363. He will be replaced by Col. Evarice C. Mire Jr., prosenlly deputy chief for Combat Plans nt Strategic Air Command headquarters, Offutl AFB, near Omaha, Neb. As Combat Support Group commander, Colonel Obarski is responsible lor mon assigned lo provide administra- tive and logistics support lo operational units at Dyess. The five squadrons of the 96th CSG are Headquarters, Security Police, Civil Engineering, Trans- portation and Supply. During Obarski's tenure, '.mils within Ilia group have been repeatedly recognized for excel- lence within their fields. The Supply and Transportation squadrons wcrrj instrumental in the 96lh Strategic Aerospace Wing being awarded Ihe Charles [NEWS INDEX Amusements.......... 13A Bridge................ 6D Business Oullook........4A Closured 9-12B Comics 83 Edrloriols..............4B Horoscope............. 6B Hospilol Palienls........3A Obituaries.............2A Sports A To Your Good Health____6B TV Log................70 Women's News.........3B COL. STANLEY OBAHSKt successor named D. Trail Award, a major "Bsst in SAC" award. The Civil Engineering Squadron has been chosnn "Best in SAC" for four years straight, and was named "Best in USAF" for 1967. Col. Obarski, a 28-year milit- ary veteran, flew 50 combat missions in the F-100 Supersabre while stationed at Phan Hang Air Base, Vietnam, his assign- ment before coming lo Dyess. Ho also flew 45 mission In a B-24 Liberator in Europe during World War If. His decorations include Ihe legion of Merit, (he Distinguished Klying Cross, and Ihc Air Medal with six oak leaf clusters. A native of Brooklyn N.Y., he and his wife, Alice, have throe daughters and a sou. Can't Government End Rock Festivals? By ELLIE RUCKER and BETTY GRISSOM Q. Why can't the government stop rock festivals? The officials know there Is going te be trouble and how do these people gel by with possession of marijuana and narcotics during the festivals? A. Jerry Hall, news secretary to Governor Preslon Smith, tells Action Line: "The First Amendment to the United Stales Constitution prevents Interference with lawful assembly. In the.case.of rock festivals, there is no way the government can prc-judge possible unlawful acts in advance of such gatherings. They can only prepare for such if there is sufficient in- dication of (he need for It. Some o! these functions are held on private property and the government is powerless to prevent landowners from leasing out their properly unless thorc is proof ahead of lime that something illegal will lake place. "With regard lo rjueslion two, the answer of these substances when such illegal is that people do not get by with possession possessions is discovered by duly constituted authorities, whether at rock festivals or any other place." Q. riease supply me wllh the dates of the death of each o[ Ihe following: Paul Tllllch, the German philosopher-theolo- gian who emigrated to America and (aught at Ihe Uslon Thcotaglcal Seminary and at Harvard University; Karl Bartn, Ihe Swiss theologian; and Emll Bninncr, also Swiss theologian. A. died Oct. Earth, Dec. 9, 1968, and Brnnner died April Q. My son was born on April 1, IMS. On this date that year It was Easter Suday. How naiy, yean will It be hrjlnrc April 1 falls on Easter again? A. Easier Is celebrated on the first Sunday after (he full moon which occurs on or next after March 21 and is therefore celebrated between March 22 and April 25 inclusive. This dale was fixed by Ihe council of Nicaca In 325. So Easter will not occur again on April 1, until the year 2018, on your son's 62nd birthday. Q. I would like (o ask If anyone has ever considered pulling In volleyball courts throughout the various paries of Abilene? Yon would be surprised at Ihc pleasure people get Irom these and they arc something Ihe whole family can enjoy. A. Apparently someone on ihc parks board considered il. Because the courts will be built sometime In Ihe next year al Rose and Cobb parts If the money Is approved for the budget, says Parks and Recreation Dircclui1 Larry Jones. These will be multi-use courts I for badminton, volleyball, and basketball, he says. Q. I have jnsl read a "LeKcr (o the Editor" In Ihc Reporter-News where a lady was protesting about a policeman Issuing her a ticket for a freak accident. Is It a vlolatlon.nl the law (o open your car door on the Iralllc side and cause an accident? A. It's not against the law lo open the car door on Ihe traffic side but If it causes an accident the person opening the door is held responsible and is at fault, according to tho law, says Chief of Police .Warren Dodson. The car door should he opened only If it's safe to do so and should be left open only long enough to load and unload passengers, he says. Ailrtrcss questions (o Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas, 79601. Names will not be used but-questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbers li possible.