Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 23, 1970, Abilene, Texas
3 STAR FINAL
89TH YEAR, NO. 339 PHONE 673-4271
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron
ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 23, 1970— FORTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
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ixon Will Ask Raising of Roof
On Public Debt
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Scott Sr. of 1042 Grape St. believe their son, Bill, is the soldier on the right in this AP Wirephoto showing GIs on the U.S. 4th Infantry Division in Cambodia. The AP picture cutlines said
soldiers were carrying their weapons at the ready as they moved across a clearing in Cambodia following an artillery barrage toward North Vietnamese who had been spotted from the air.
A Familiar Look Came From Cambodia
An Associated Press Wirephoto has made the war in Cambodia close and personal for an Abilene couple, Mr . and Mrs. L. W. Scott Sr., of 1042 Grape St.
They believe their son, Pfc. William F. (Bill) Scott, is among soldiers pictured crossing a clearing in Cambodia In pursuit of North Vietnamese troops. Young Scott is in Co. C, 3-12 Infantry, 4th Infantry Division.
The AP picture was trans
mitted to The Reporter-News last Sunday, along with many others, but was not chosen by editors for publication.
Later in the week the Scotts received a letter from their daughter, Mrs. Judi Mikulas of Columbia, S.C., enclosing a clipping of the picture from a Columbia newspaper. Mrs. Mikulus thought the soldier in the picture was her brother, and the parents agreed.
Mr. Scott brought the clipping to The Reporter-News, where editors found the same AP picture among unused photos. It is published today.
Mrs. Scott said her son had been in Vietnam for three months and they had received a letter dated May 8 in which he said that he had been alerted for duty in Cambodia.
A 1969 graduate of Abilene High School, Scott enetred the
service in August of 1969 and took his basic training at Fort Bliss at FR Paso and had advanced infantry training at Fort Gordon, Ga.
Scott is a musician and played with L. C. Agnew and the Dixie Playboys. He also had his own combo, “The Stepping Stones.”
Mrs. Scott says she just knows that the man in the picture is her son. “I’ve seen that expression on his face many times.”
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Nixon administration plans to ask Congress Monday for an increase of around $1*6 billion in the public debt ceiling, which would raise it to a record $393 billion.
Sources in both Congress and the Treasury Department said Friday the request probably will be between $13 billion and $16 billion, and one Treasury official said, “I won’t rule out anything even above that.”
The current “temporary” ceiling of $377 billion expires June 30 and the limit will revert to the “permanent” figure of $365 billion unless Congress acts earlier.
Secretary of the Treasury David M. Kennedy and Budget Bureau Director Robert P. Mayo will go before the House Ways and Means Committee Monday morning to plead the administration’s case.
A White House spokesman said “I don’t know anything about” whether President Nixon will send a message to Congress as he did last year.
The ceiling request, now virtually an annual fixture since Congress likes to require the administration to return and justify its borrowing each year, is based on what Treasury and Budget Bureau experts think will be the peak debt during the coming year.
The report this week that the federal budget will show a deficit of $1.8 billion for this fiscal year—ending next month—instead of the predicted $1.5 billion surplus apparently forced the administration to raise its planned request by about $3 billion.
The change in the budget probably means the government will be a net borrower next, year and will not be able to repay the
$1.2 billion of debt held by the public that Nixon forecast in his budget message in early February. This administration has placed heavy emphasis on reducing federal borrowing as a means to make it easier for other borrowers—notably those in
the housing industry—to get needed money.
The debt fluctuates from day to day as the government sells securities such as savings bonds, and on March 30 the total brushed the closest of the year to the ceiling.
Car-Pickup Crash Kills I, Injures 5
fine man was killed and a child seriously injured in a car-pickup collision at 6 pm. Friday w’here 351 to Albany passes under 1-20 northeast of Abilene.
The dead man was Identified as Houston Edgar (Ed) White, 26, of 1602 Bel Air, a former Snyder resident, and the driver of the car.
Seriously hurt with head injuries was Calvin Brock, four months, of 466 Northway; while 4-year-old Donald Ray Davis, 5357 N. 9th wfas later listed in satisfactory condition at Hendrick Memorial Hospital.
Less seriously hurt was Mrs. Beverly Ann Brock, 466 Northway, wife of the driver of the pickup. Suffering cuts and bruises was Mrs. Maxine Ware, 466 Northway. All were traveling in the pickup.
The pickup driver, 18-year-old Humphrey Brock Jr., of 466 Northway, was not hurt..
Mrs. Kathy White, 23, wife of the dead man, suffered minor injuries.
The collision took place on the western, or Abilene, side of the overpass.
The impact, according to
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Clear Skies NEWS INDEX Cover City,
Most of Area
While tornado funnels were dancing around over parts of Texas Friday, Abilene and the Big Country enjoyed a clear warm day with the exception of a few towns that reported rain.
The greatest amount of rain falling in the area was only .08 of an inch at De Leon. Dublin reported .02 inches, Hawley had .05 and Buffalo Gap reported a trace of rain.
Heavy thunderstorms and several tornadoes skipped through South Texas Friday and funnel clouds were reported on the southwest and east sides of Dallas.
Tornado warnings were out In several South Texas counties but no funnels touched the ground before the warnings expired.
Some Central Texas points received up to two inches of rain during a 12 - hour period ending at I p.m.
Abilene’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and warm temperatures through t h e weekend. Widely scattered thunderstorms and showers are forecast for the evenings.
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Agnew Raps Hell-Raisers
HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - Vice President Spiro T. Agnew attributed campus unrest Friday night to a “small, hardcore of hell-raisers who want to overturn the system for the sake of chaos alone.”
“They burn, pillage and destroy because they rebel against their lack of creativity,” Agnew
But. he added, although they are few in number, “they have had a shattering impact.”
Agnew’s comments came in a speech prepared for a Texas Republican fund-raising dinner.
The vice president said campus dissenters are encouraged by “an equally small number of
Germs Survive Moon Stay
SPACE CENTER, Houston, Tex. (AP) — A common germ from earth apparently survived three years in the hostile environment of the moon, scientists said here Friday, after discovering the bacteria on a television camera returned to earth by Apollo 12.
The micro-organism, identified as streptococcus mitis, was found on a television camera which Apolo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean removed last November from the Surveyor III unmanned moon lander. Surveyor III was landed on the moon in 1967.
Frederick J. Mitchell, a microbiologist at the Lunar Receiving Laboratory here, said the organism apparently survived the Surveyor III launch, three-day journey to the moon in (he vacuum of space and then 950 days of the hostile moon environment.
Streptococcus mitis is a common organism in human respor-atory tracts but is not known to cause illness.
“It’s a benign bacteria that rides around in all of us,” said Dr. W. W. Kemmerer, head of the preventative medicine office at the Manned Spacecraft Center.
“I can’t say it was really un
expected,” said Kemmerer. “Freeze drying is one way you can preserve a micro-organism.”
Mitchell said the micro-organism was discovered during a
five-month study of the Surveyor camera.
He said he placed a small bit of polyurethane foam used for insulation in the camera into a bacterial growth media and the organism came to life.
“The first signs of life were observed after four days of incubation,” he said. “On the next day, the tube was turbid (cloudy), with growth.”
faculty members who apparently cannot compete legitimately within the system or do not choose to do so.”
“It is my honest opinion, he said, that this hardcore of faculty and students should be identified and dismissed from the otherwise healthy body of the college community lest they, like a cancer, destroy it ”
Agnew, repeating his statement of a week ago to keep speaking out “until the selfrighteous lower their voices a few decibels,” also criticized opponents in the press and in Congress.
He said the Washington Post and the New York Times—Agnew targets in the past—had been “hysterical” in their recent criticism of his speeches. He said their “rhetoric” has contributed more to unrest on campuses and throughout the nation than he does.
“Flvery time I criticize what I consider to be excesses arid faults in the news business, I am accused of repression and the leaders of the various professional groups wave ihe F'irst Amendment at me, Agnew said.
“That happens to be my amendment, too.” he added. “It guarantees my free speech as
much as it does their freedom of the press.”
As for congressional critics, Agnew attacked “isolationists in the Senate who seek at every turn to thwart the President’s efforts to conclude this country’s involvement in Vietnam In a manner mat will prevent that part of the world from falling to Communist aggression.”
These senators, he said without mentioning any names, “are well intentioned, and most of them have been on the Washington scene far longer than I.
But,” he went on, “I’m afraid this has naiTowed their viewpoint. They should get out in the country. It would improve their vision and sense of reality.”
INCORPORATION VOTE IN HAWLEY
HAWLEY — A petition calling for the incorporation of Hawley was presented to Jones County Judge I .eon Thurman F’riday, and an election was set for June 13 to decide the issue.
Judge Thurman said Friday night he had named Tommy Woods as election judge.
Brock, pulled his pickup across two lanes and into a ditch and threw him under his vehicle.
The other vehicle, a white Corvette with a fibreglass bodv, continued 554 feet down tile road, hit the median and ended tip facing the direction it had bt'on coming from, according to the investigating police officer, F. G. Jordan.
The car had a gaping hole where Its left door should have been, and White’s body, according to Mrs. Frank Martin who lives near the overpass and saw part of the accident, was thrown from the car “like a wet dishrag.”
Funeral for Mr. White Is Pending at Elliott’s Funeral Home
Mr. White was born In Snyder, attended Snyder High School and moved to Abilene in September of 1965.
He married Kafhv Scrivner of Snyder on Dec. 27, 1965. He was shop foreman of the machine shop at F. A. Reynolds and was a member of Eastside Church of Christ in Snyder.
Survivors include his wife; hts parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Houston White of Snyder; one brother, Jerry of Snyder; one sister, Mrs. Ronald Hollister, 402 Arnold Boulevard; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Kills Neal of Snyder.
Elmore Also Won CHS V Award
Fiddle Elmore, Cooper High School senior, is a winner of that school’s coveted “C” award, too.
Elmore’s name was
Inadvertently left off a mimeographed lust of winners distributed at the Cooper awards assembly Thursday moning “We regret this error,” said Gayle I/>max, l ooper counselor.
FII more was one of 24 to be honored. The other *23 were reported in a front page story Thursday afternoon.
The “C” Award is the highest honor given at the school. It is awarded on the basis of service over a three - year period and requires nomination by the faculty and goes through several screening processes.
Fillmore was president of (ooper’s National Honor Society, vice president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and was basketball manager three years. He was elected to the Society of Outstanding High School Students of America. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Elmore. 3201 S. 12th St.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. J. W. Fulbright charged Friday that Pentagon newsfilm crews in Vietnam had deliberately staged events on at least three occasions last year.
The Arkansas Democrat and chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee termed the incidents the same “fraudulent press practices” that CBS News says it was accused of by government officials.
Fulbright said he was informed of lh® phony govern
ment-shot scenes by the head of one of five Pentagon newsfilm crews in Vietnam.
A presidential spokesman disclaimed any White House responsibility meanwhile for a memorandum accusing Columbia Broadcasting System of “irresponsibility” in Vietnam war coverage, including the faking of horror scenes.
Fulbright made his charges in a letter to CBS News commentator Walter Cronkife. In a letter to Secretary of Defense Mel-
vin R. Laird, F\Ubright demanded that the Pentagon eliminate the program in which its film is supplied to commercial television networks.
Fulbright’s statement came Just one day after CBS broadcast a detailed reply to what it called charges by the Pentagon that it had doctored an account of a 1967 battle in a film that showed a South Vietnamese soldier stabbing a wounded Communist soldier.
Fulbright cited three films in
particular, a film showing how local Vietnamese forces with American advisers protect villages, a film showing Vietnamese flying AC47 gunships at night, and a film showing Vietnamese and American troops operating together at a fire support base.
The first, according to Ful-bright, portrayed a sweep to weed out Viet Cong. “At the time the film was shot there were no sweeps planned, but in order to satisfy the needs of the
film crew one company of regional forces dressed in their battle gear and camouflage helmets spent two hours in a sweep to get news footage for the film program,” according to a summary based on information provided earlier this week by Ful-bright’s informant.
In filming the night air mission, the Fulbright summary said, “when the film crew asked to go up on an actual mission, they were not allowed but instead a plane was made avail-
able to them which flew’ to a free-fire zone off the wast. 'Die impression given anyone seeing that film, according to our informant, was that this was a combat mission when in fact it was not.”
In the fire support operation film, the summary said, “the day after the real action a company of Vietnamese troops from a ftre support base were put on support craft, went down the
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