Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1970, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT-OR-WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS-OR SKETCH YOUR WORLD -EXACTLY AS IT BOTH YEAR, NO. 327 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, .79604, MONDAY EVENING, MAY-11, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press (IP) lOc SUNDAY FATAL FALL Curtis Duimavan Jr., 17, of Richmond, Va., was killed Sunday afternoon when a fountain collapsed beneath him in Richmond's Monroe Park. Dunnavan, here try- ing to 'maintain, his balance as the .12-foot iron structure was throwhJnto a shallow pool below. several other youths were pjaymg at the fountain as part of a group con- sisting mostly of'students who gathered in the park to listen to a rock music band. (AP Wire- photo) Auto Workers Without Leader DETROIT (AP) The United Auto Workers, who go lo the bargaining table in mid-July to hammer out new contracts with the automotive giants, have lort thp.ir leader of 24 years, Waller P. Reuther, killed with five eth- ers in a plane crash. Under Ileuther, a giant in Ihe American labor movement, the UAW had grown to 1.6 million members, the nation's largest industrial union. Rculhcr had been the UAW's president since 1946 and was a vice president of the AFL-CIO until he broke liis union away Iwo years ago in the climax tn a feud with AFL-CIO President Ceorge Meany. He then formed Ihe rival Alli- ance for I-abor Action in an amalgamation with the Team- sters and International Chemi- cal Workers organize thu unorganized and the poor and get the labor movement moving again." Those who died Saturday with the red-haired, 62-year-old Reulhcr were his wife, May. 59; Oskar Slonorov, 65, a Philadel- phia architect; William Wolf- man, 29, Reulher's bodyguard and Mrs. Reuther's nephew; the pilot, George Evans, J8; and copilot, Joseph Karalfa, 41, both of Columbus, Ohio. They were en route from De- troit for a weekend visit to the UAW's ?15-million education center, which Slonorov de- signed. It is nearing completion on Black Lake in northern Low- er Michigan. No one survived Ihe flaming crash of the union-chartered twin-engine, execulivc-typc Lear jet as it approached Ihe Pellston airport Ihrough rain under low-hanging clouds al p.m. The charred remains were taken to the University of Michi- gan Hospital at Ann Ariinr lor identificalion. A doctor said Sunday night the bodies ol Rcuthcr and his wife were posi- tively identified by dental charts. In his sometimes slormy ca- reer, Keitther had survived an assassin's shotgun blast which crippled his right arm and had Unvaried an attempt to take him on a no-return, gangland- style ride. He was a parlicipanl in (he then sensational sit-down strikes of (he 1930s in which his fledg- ling union look over auto plants and held them to force its recag- nition as bargaining agent. Reulher realized a long-time dream in 1M7 when he won a guaranteed annual income from General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. In his (enure he also had seen the average wage at Ih3 Dig Three rise to hourly, wilh fringe benefits estimated to be worth another an hour. The union's olher eight top of- ficers, shocked and grieved, de- scribed Tioulher in a statement as (ha UAW's "conscience, ils heartbeat and ils and called upon other unionists "lo observe wilh us a week of mourning in his memory." Fountain Falls, Killing Youth RICHMOND, Va. .Iffl A 17-year-old Richmond bricklayer Wilmcr Curtis Dunnavan Jr., has died of injuries suffered when Ihe lop tiers of an iron fountain on which he was playing in Monroe Park fell with him into Ihe shallow waler of (he pond below. Dunnavan was among a group of several hundred youlhs, mosl of them Virginia Commonwealth University students, who galhered in the park here Sunday lo listen to a rock music band. Police, who said Dunnavan and another youth were alop the 20-foot fountain rocking it when it collapsed, indicated-that three or four other youths had been playing on the fountain earlier. The other youth who was on the fountain with Dunnavan was unidentified and suffered no serious injuries. Witnesses (old police that (he top two tiers of the large fountain fell across the victim's chest as he crashed into the water of the pond, which'is surrounded by a brick rim topped with iron pickets. NEWS INDEX Amusement 12B Bridge SA Classified 8-1 IB Comics 7B Editorials............. 6B Horoscope 9A Hospital Patients 10A Obituaries 2A Sports 12.13A To Your Good Health 11A TV Log.............. 1 IB Women's News......... 3B let Boats Get To Phnom Penh By EDWIN Q. WliriE Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) A Soulh Vietnamese navy flotilla of about 30 boats with a half dozen U.S. advisers sailed into the Cambodian capital of Phnoni Penh today alter .the first allied river assault across the border, Soulh Vietnamese sources said. The flotilla, which left Soulh Vietnam on Saturday, complet- ed a 60-mile drive that helped secure an important, ferry cross- ing on Highway 1, in Cambodia. South Vietnamese headquar- ters said more than 200 enemy Iroops were killed in the naval drive along the Mekong River. The arrival of the flotilla at Phnom Penh was announced by (he 'South Vietnamese, who made no menlion of U.S. advis- ers being aboard the boats. The presence of advisers was reported later by South Viet- namese informants who are in a position to know. A spokeman for the U.S. Command in Saigon said lie knew nothing about Ameri- can naval advisors being aboard. Phnom Penh is well past the 21.7-milc limit beyond which President Nixon told congres- sional leaders last week Ameri- can forces would not pcnelrale into Cambodia. Whether this np- Texas Tourists Find Fun In Hawaii's Sand and Sun By BETTY HUGHES Reporter-News Woman's Editor HONOLULU We were haying lunch at Pal's, a few-feet from the beach near Punaluul Abilenians Lottie and Jake Moorman were already walking in the sand with Roy Jones, taking (urns making piclures. Our Gardenhire and Helen Rust, both ot Cisco; Bessie. Durham of Dublin, Bea Reeves of Trent, and Ruth Pearce of late because we took the guide's advice on the fresh coconut tarls. As we were leaving, a woman noticed The Reporter-News nametags... "Oh, you're from know you're having a good lime." The 32 West Texans and one Oklationian would gladly give Hawaii the credit for the fun they're having. It's Hie first time anyone in the group has been here, but everyone's seemed to be carrying a note from a friend or sister or cousin with some place to see or something to do. THE .95-MILE circle lour of the island of Oahu had someone at every stop really is as beautiful as they said." Ervin Schaake of Haskell talks little and he really has more to talk about than anyone in the group. Besides seeing Hawaii for the first time, he made his first Abilene to Honolulu. "I enjoyed every bit of the Haskell County farmer smiled. He had cut, the Hawaiian Holiday ad from The Reporter- News and put it up without, telling his wife, Elsie. Then the Fred Buergers came over from Stamford and mentioned that they had made reservations. Ervin look the ad out, they talked, apd made it a foursome. Elsie and Selma Duerger are and .both have family in Germany. The Buergers always travel to Europe. They've been six times, Ihree by ship, three by plane. This summer they wanted lo "just they said. THE ISLAND tour gave the West Texas farmers something to talk about. Ray Takuma, the guide, knew a lot about sugar cane, coconut, papaya and bananas. The farmers' eyes widened when the guide mentioned that the fields of sugar cane are burned just prior lo harvest. Why, the sun and the wind at Stamford would save them the trouble of striking a match, Fred joked. Then Hay burst their bubble, It takes an estimated Ion of irrigation to produce a single pound of sugar, he said. Il's more than miles from Abilene to Honolulu, yet the sameness of people and problems and pleasures were in much of the Island tour. When the sirens sound, the schoolchildren drill. But the danger is nol tornado, it's tidal wave. The sack the laborer once filled was for pineapples, not cotton. And like coll on, pineapples arc now harvested wilh a machine. The West Texas farmers watched the wide conveyor al Sec TOURISTS, Pg- 3A Says She Sees Less of Father Now DALLAS (AP) Mrs. Lucl Johnson Nugent said Sunday thai J life oulsi.de the'..White House ac- tually allovvs her to see less rather than more of her famous father. The daughter of former Presi- dent Lyndon Johnson is attend- ing (he 70lh annual convention of the Texas Oplometric Associ- ation in Dallas. She is participating in n work- shop that will encourage volun- teers lo aid in program designed lo delect and treat visual prob- lems. Mrs. Nugent explained that as a teen-ager, she was a "poor student" and had trouble wilh coordination. The cause of the trouble went undetected until a Washington, D.C., optometrist found (hat her (rouble was not one of sight, but .a..neuro-psychological problem, she said. Mrs. Nugent hopes to organize local chapters of volunteers lo Ballinger Man Drowning Victim BALLINGER (RNS) A Ballinger man drowned Sunday night when the pickup truck lie was driving ran off a bridge into the Concho River about seven miles south of Miles on FM 1619. Eustogis Alvarado was pinned in the pickup for a lime, according lo Highway Patrol- man Branlley Foster of San Angcto who investigated the accident. The body was (akcn lo Davis Funeral Home in Ballinger where funeral is pending. The accident occurred about p.m. encourage visual (raining and in- formation that might.help others wilh the problem wilh which 'she' once sjffered. Discussing (he difference In her life outside the While House, she said that pressures of the office caused (lie family lo "stick to- and "made it a point lo be together often.-' She said tliat now "llic pres- sure isn't there and we all have other outlets." She said she feels close lo Ihc Nixon girls because "yon can't really appreciate what someone is going through unless you've been there yourself." Mrs. Nugent said she was re- lieved that her father no longer had to contend with (he pres- sures of (he presidency, and lhat she sympathized fully wilh Pres- ident Nixon. plies to advisers of the South Vietnamese and aircraft sjp- porting Ihem was not clear. But in a communique report- ing on the river operation on Sunday, the U. S. Command said today: "U. S. forces yester- day provided the following sup- port .to Iho Republic of Vietnam llh Corps operation in the 'Me- kong Hiver re- supply tactical air strikes and advisers. In addition, approxi- mately 30 U.S. Navy craft, U.S. Navy helicopters and U.S. Navy 0-10 ail-craft are participating in Ihe combined U.S. Riverine force. U.S. casuallics associated with this support were four killed." The navy movement was ac- companied by gains of South Vietnamese fighling along (lie banks of the Mekong farther soiilh. South Vietnamese ma- rines seized (he key fen-y cross- ing'at Ncak Luong on the Me- kong and. (lien drove on north and linked up today with U.S.- trained Cambodian strike forces. A dispatch from Cambodia said four Marine battalions drove about a company of ene- my Iroops from Neak I.uong Sunday. They moved on about miles and met (he Cambo- dians at Ihe village of Kompong Phanom. This indicated that the 37 miles between the ferry crossing and the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh was clear of enemy troops. Neak Luong lies on Highway 1, which connects Plinom Penh will] Saigon. Iteporls from Phnom Penh said the South Vietnamese Ma- rines seized both sides of (lie ferry landing. They arrived wilh an allied flolilln thai moved across the border from Soulh Vietnam Saturday. Other reports from the Ncak Luong area said 20 lo 30 South Vietnamese boals were maneu- vering in Ihe waterway between Ihe I wo sides of Hie ferry land- ing. The capture of Ncak Luong removed Iho main obslacle on the road to Ihe hard pressed provincial cnpilal of Svay Rieng, 30 miles west of (he Cambodian border. U.S. Unit Breaks Out of Long Siege By Willis Johnson Associated Press Wrllcr KllK GO BRIDGE, Vietnam (AP) A company of U.S. in- fanlrymcn broke out Sunday from a 43-day siege of Base mounlainlop camp Ihey called "hell." But the ago- ny of Ihcir hell pursued them down the mountain. In (ho Americans' five-mile clash in DO-dcgree heat, Ihc Norlh Vietnamese enemy fired mortars at them, and a sniper shot one American. Weak from the heal, one man nearly drowned in the swift cur- HE Defendant Isn't Barred From Court uesday. v nigM H4h l Monday 90. Low Mutlnrlir from tow la same By ELLIE RUCKER and BETTY GRISSOM Q. Why can'! a defendant be In (he conrlroom when he's being sued for divorce in Domestic Relations Court? A few weeks agn my wife won a divorce from me, f wasn't allowed In (he court room lo defend myself against her charges. My attorney wouldn't allow It and nollhcr would hers. I've talked lo olhcrs have had (he same exper- ience. I (houghl the new divorce law was (o prevent divorce, not hand 11 out on a silver plaller. Why can't a man be In the court room for his own hearing? A. Aclion Line checked wilh several law- yers and they've never heard of a ruling out- lawing a defendant from the courtroom; you certainly have Ihe right lo be there. Apparently your lawyer felt it was for your benefit not to be in the courtroom, your presence could have caused added animosity or he may have felt it was unnecessary lo subject you lo a barrage of criticism If the divorce was uncontcsted. But we can'l read your lawyer's mind; why don'l you try asking him his reasons? Q. Could you please (ell mc.lf (he mini In San Francisco has'been re-opened as I thought IhaJ It had been closed lor the )ias( 15 years. A. In 1955 Ihe San Francisco mini quit making coins, nut it didn't close; it was used as an assay office. Because of a coin shortage, the mint starlcd producing again in 1968. When you sec a tiny "s" under Uie date on any coin, that signifies il was made in the San Francisco mint. Q. My family and I wonder If Ihe Plantation Show, (he Saloon Show and the Puppet Show, at Six Flags have starlcd yc( since Six Flags In open only on week-ends until summer. These are live shows anil mosl of the performers arc college students. A. We have it on the highest authority they're open. Our managing Editor, Dick Tarplcy, who just returned from Six Flags, told Aclion Line that those Ihree shows are open and going strong. Q. Is (here anyone In Abilene who Is qualified lo repair and service amateur radio equipment? There's a radio export here, hut he has enough business thai he refuses (o look at, service or repair any anmlcur equipment which was not pur- chased from him, Abilene has approxi- mately 150 known Ham operators anil repair service can be a real problem. A. Steve Moore at 402 LaSalle is both qualified and willing (o repair and service Ham equipment. Give him a call at 692-2.142, or send your set back to Ihc factory for repair work. Many stores service only what they sell .because (hey have more repair work than Ihey can handle and have lo draw the line somewhere. This is especially true in amateur radio repair as il's very lime consuming. The radio expert you referred to says he feels obligated (o service whal he sells and just doesn't have time lo repair olhcr equipment. Q. The Abilene Reporter News once carrlcif Ihc medical column cdllcd by Pr. Pelcr J. Slclncrolin. He was an excellent docfor correspondent, and I rcrrlmd benefit from his advice. Could ynu le'l me whal happened to him? Did he die? II so, what was Ihc cause? A. Dr. Sleincrohn still writes his medical column for Dell McClure Syndicate. The Reporter News considers him an excellent columnist, but has two olher excellent medical columns and had to drop one. Dr. Thosleson, successor lo Ihe lale Dr. Molncr, conlinues (o write'for the evening edition, and Dr. Brandsladt for the morning edition. Address In Action Line ISox 30, Abllc-ne, Texas, 79601. Names will not lie used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbers If possible. rcnl as he forded a stream near this-bridge at the mountain's fool. LI. David E. Daubel, 25, of Fremont, Ohio, and Pfc. Gary Holbrook, 13, of Arlington, Tex., plunged into the stream and pulled him out. And aboul 100 yards from Ihe trucks waiting lo lake Ihem lo Ihc rear, a helicopter hit by ene- my ground fire crashed among Ihem, killing nil six Americans aboard and one on the ground. One fool soldier was wounded. The fatigue showed on Ihcir bearded fnccs. Exaltation sur- faced Ihrough their exhaustion only when they approached the (rucks and thought of the beer and showers back at Quang Tri. A Soulh Vietnamese infantry unit took over Ihe base and was greclcd by a 40-round mortar barrage. Since Inle March, Fire Base Fuller, alop Dong Ha Mountain four miles south of (he demili- tarized zone, has been hit by more lhan 500 rounds from ene- my 120mm mortars. Delta Company, 1st Battalion, Illh Infantry of the 5th Mecha- nized Infantry Division's 1st Brigade had gone lo Fuller just before the siege began. Sgt. Normnn Gervais, 21, of St. Agalha, Maine, said: "Il's one place where no one would ever want to go." "Every time you left your bunker you wondered if you'd ever come said LI. Paul Harmon, 25, o( Thousand Oaks, Calif., a platoon leader. "Every place you walked, had landed. Every morning you woke up wondering i( you'd live until nighl."