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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 90TH YEAR, NO. 142 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 2. 1970-TH1RTY-SIX PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS IQc DAILY-25c SUNDAY Auotiated Prea (ft End of the Trail? Workmen in Oklahoma City took one the famous statues of the nation on a 75- foot journey which art and history buffs hope will be its last. The 55-year-old sculp- ture was done by James Earle Fraser. It was acquired hy the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1968, and had been kept in a temporary shelter. Saturday, the statue was moved to a new addition to be per- manently enshrined with other Frascr works. (AP Wirepholo) AppSicanfs Sought For Airline Guards Applications for the position of rustoms security officer, a newly created government position to combat air piracy, are now available at the Abilene Post Office, according to Clinton Murphy, local civil service Examiner. The applicants will be given a free test sometime Ihis monih lo qualify for the position at grades GS 5, and 7, and the first training school is set for Dec. 1, in Washington. D. C., according to Murphy. Persons interested in applying for the position can contact Murphy in the main lobby ci the post office. Persons appointed as customs security officers will be based at a number of locations throughout the nation and will ce required to earn- firearms, Murphy said. About 60 per cent nf the positions will be located in major metropolitan areas or. th? Kast coast. However there will be some positions in the Dallas region, ho said. The beginning annual salary is to The officers receive expense allowances of per day while on duty outside the United Slates and in sonic cases, it may be possible to pay moving expenses to initial duly stations, Murphy said. there will bo m hazard pay or other additional iwslix compensation for in-flight duties. Qaulifications for Ihe customs security officers are male, at least 21 year-old, passing a nciil physical and psychological examination. Candidates must successfully complete a four-week training course, including Secret Service standards in the use of firearms. Gushing Dies BOSTON (AIM Cardinal Cushing, Roman Cath- olic archbishop of the Boston archdiocese since 19H who re- tired last Monday, died today. October Readings Less Than Normal October was below normal as far as the weather was concerned, from temperatures to rainfall. The avtracc monthly temperature was KM degrees, 2.8 below normal. The average high was 71.7 and the average low was 52. The high occurred on Oct. 7 with a 92- degree reading and the low was 32 on Oct. 28. Itainfnll totaled I.IS inches during the month. 1.67 below normal. Moisture fell In Abilene Oct. 5, 8, 11, 15, 16, and 2-1. Another freeze hit Abilene early Monday with a 32-dcpree reading at a.m. The forecast calls for fair and cool Monday with partly cloudy skies Tuesday. The high both days should be JO-.iS and low- near 30. Winds are from the north 5-15 m.p.h. By WILLIAM GARVEY Associated Press Writer MIAMI gunman wearing the brown beret of the militant Mexican-American Chi- cano movement received a backslapping welcome lo Com- munist Cuba today after forcing a United Airlines jet Inm Cali- fornia lo Havana, passengers said. Crewmen aboard United Air lines Flight 598 bound for Port- land, Ore., said (he leather-jack- eted, mustachioed man placed a gun at the side of stewardess Nicki Leutar shortly alter takeoff from San Diego. Using the 21-year-old steward- ess as a hostage, the gunman forced his way into the and shouted to Capt. Joe Ko- lons: "Cuba! Kolons diverted the aircraft ?nd flew lo Tijuana, Mexico, where more fuel was taken aboard the Boeing 727, and then set course for Havana's Jose Marti Airport. Seventy-live per- sons were aboard the jet, the second U.S. airliner hijacked to Cuba during the weekend. Kolons said Ihe gunman crouched on a shelf behind Ihe pilot's seat throughout the (light (mm San Diego to Havana, keeping Miss Lcutar or other hostesses in front of his gun at all times. At one point. Kolons said, he told a stewardess to pull a brown beret from his pocket and place it on his head. "I mean business. This is a Chicago Kolons quoted the gunman as saying. The beret carried the cross-ii- flcd insignia of the Chicanes, the captain said. t Passengers and crewmen said Ihe hijacker, who boarded the plane with two small children in 1 San Diego, appeared delighted when he arrived in Cuba. "His face seemed to just light said Stewardess Margie Guggisbcrg, 27. "He was just very, very proud." Two coeds aboard Ihe jet as passengers said a Cuban mili- tiaman gave the gunman a warm greeting at the Havana airport. we landed, I saw the guy in the khaki uniform patting him on the back as they were walking said 19-year-old Deborah Ferguson of San Diego. Jacquie Elcomb. another 16- year-old student from San Die- go, said the militiaman and the Markets Mixed At 4lh Hour End Industrials were up .43, trans- ponation was off .15, and utili- ties were up .33 on the New York Stock Kxchangc at the end of fourth hour trading Monday. The New York Composite was up .01. Volume was shares, reported the Abilene of- f'ce of Schneider, Bemet and Hickman, Inc. gunman kept up the close con- tact they disappeared from view. The two children left the plane with the gunman. They had remained in the plane's coaih area during the flight, playing with toys or talking with stewardesses. Crewmen said the hijacker delayed his departure from the aircraft long enough lo retrieve a fishing rod he had earned aboard in San Diego. The plane landed in Miami at a.m. today after spending about three hours on the ground in Cuba. The Boeing 727 three engine jet touched down at Havana's Jose Marti airport at a.m. EST, about 51? hours after the hijacker stepped into the cock- Pi'- A United spokesman said there was no federal skymar- aboard the phne. Accounts Indicate In Blaze By nKRNAnD LA VALLEE Assoclalrd Press Wrilrr ST LAL'RKNT nu POINT. France (API French authori- ties (rom cabinet rank dnwn pressed an investigation today (lelcrmiro why 1H persons died in a weekend dance hall fire in this mountain town 21 miles northwest of Grenoble. Firemen pulled 142 corpses from the ruins. Ten other per- sons were irjured, and two o[ them died today. From account; ol Ihe 21-odd survivors of the Halloween night fire, it appeared that the young dancers panicked and up against the exit doors. There were some reports that the (our exits from the one-story, steel- frame building were locked and even boarded up, but others contra'lictrd this. A throng of people, mostly 18 to 2i, had flocked to the Cinq-Sept Dance Hall from R-vcral villages in the region. The hall was hung with plastic dccoralions, giving it ap- pearance of a cave. A five-piece orchestra, called the Storm, promised to create a "hurricane on the stage." About a.m., according to Jooile Dondey, Ihe cnsliier. "some smoke started coming from the ceiling, then flames burst out." She was dragged out of the hall with her hair burning. "The place went up like a U.S. Officials Refuse Warrant for Colonel MANILA (API U.S. offi- cials in the Philippines refused today to accept a warrant for the arrest of Col. Avcrill Hoi- man, commander of the Ameri- can Clark Air liase. Holman. of Am.3rillo, Tex., was found guilty of contempt when he refused to appear in court in Angeles City, to the air base, to explain why an American serviceman charged with attempted rape was permitted to leave the country before trial. Informed sources at the L'.S. Embassy said a sheriff (rom the court of Judge Ceferino Gaddi at Angeles City went to the air base with a warrant for llol- man's arreM. The embassy source's slid the base legal office, acting on in- structions from the U.S. govern- ment, replied in writing that the case is under discussion be- tween the U.S. and Philippine governments and therefore the arrest warrant was being re- turned. The sources said the sheriff did not see Holman personally and the episode was conducted courteously by both sides. The I'nted States has said that Sgt. Bernard Williams, ac- cused of attempted rape, left through an administrative mis- take and attempts are being made lo return him to the Phil- ippines. The L'niled States has con- tended that Holman can not be held personally responsible for the incident and that jailing him until Williams' return would make him 3 hostage. Two weeks ago, the U.S. Em- bassy said that Holman would be transferred to a new assign- ment when his tour of duty in the Philippines ends this month. said one of 30 vil- larc firemen were soon on the scene. When the firemen broke into the building Ihry fourj burned and twisted bodies pilfd up live or six feet high near the exits. "It was a homble said fireman Georges Ilostan. "Rod- ies were stuck to the doors and it seemed thcv were still push- ing to get out. There were bod- ies everywhere, unrecognizable, broken up." including Secretary of State Jacques Baumel. heard reports that the blaze was caused cither by a short circuit or by a ricarcttc butt tossed playfully onto someone's coat. One survivor, Dominique Gucllc, 17, said the exit doors hnd been padlocked and planks nailed over them to keep out ga- tecrashers. Fireman Roitan said Ihe doors were locked from the inside and the firemen had to break the locks to reach the victims. However, riaymond Chaniel, 2.J, who had once helped man- ace the dance hall, said the metal-covered doors were not locked but were so swollen by the heat they wculd not open. Daniel Belle'min, 21, a cook from the hall's restaurant, said Ihe doors "were simply locked from the inside with a knob and could have been opened easily without a key." He said a bar- tender and five customers es- caped through one of the doors. Snow With Front By Till: ASSOCIATED PRESS A mid-autumn cold front which freckled the Panhandle with snow Sunday kniled the heart of Texas today, bringing fngid winds and Ihundcrshowers across East and South Texas. Skies began clearing morning in Northwest and South- west Texas, behind the system, but bunched up clouds and showers ahead of it as the front HE Musical Magazine Gone From Stands An-uitmcnli 6C p 5A CbHiiied 3D Edilrr oil 2D Potienll 2C Oi'i'ucrifi oA ru 7-VC To Your Gocii Heotih TV Lrfl 7D Wrmtn'l 7B flv ELLIK IIUCKKR Q. A tine ago there was a musical magailne published nionlhl) called The I haven't seen It on Ihe stands or advertised In some llmr. Is It still boln; published and If so where ran one get copies? A. Action Line remembers that ore. use I lo play from it in the deep dark past at piano lessons. It was a popular magazine with music teachers; no one seems lo know just exactly why, but it hasn't been publish- ed for several years now. Irene Harris, co-owner of the shed music department at a local store says there's nothing else bcinj published that compares with it. She suggested you wri'c the publisher (Theodore Presser Co, I'rcsscr Place, Bryn -Mawr, Pa. 19010) and let him know you enjojed the magazine. If Ihry have enough requests for it, ma) be they'll consider publishing it again. If you want old copies cf The Ktude, give us a call: think we can steer you on to some. Q. The co'intn and western singer Charley who was In Abilene dur- ing Ihe fair. I'd Tk? to know II he's mar- ried. If so. who Is he married to? A. He's married, his wife's name is rral h" three children, Kraig. Dio.i, Angela. They lue in Dallas. Q. I'm a sophomore In high school and would like in know about the ''behind the Hfnc" Jubour newspaper gave Ihe name nf a lady who wanlrd scraps of material lo make doll quills and doll dr-ssrs. I hair qulle a large hoi nf scraps I'd bo happy lo give her but I can't find her name'and address. If It's possible lo rc-pnblish thf informa- tion, I'll lake the material lo her. A. There was a story not long ago about Mrs. Sally Haws who makes doll quills and gives them to the Stale School, Cioodfellims and several other institutions. Her address is 2S03 S. 27lh. The VFW Ladies Auxiliary is also making doll dresses and quills for underprivileged children through the Goodfcllows and they'd love to have material scraps. Drop by 1021 S. Jefferson. Mrs. Alice Loftis, doll chairman is there any morning. Ilecently a reader asked about purchasing quilt scraps, so we'll pass her name aloir; too. Hazel Decker at Box 311, Gomun, Texas 7WM would like to buy quilt scraps. Of course if you want to OIVK them away, she probably wouldn't put up a fuss. How ran I mildew from Joints ol wall tile IL my shower? Or will It he necessary lo the tile and replace It? A. Depends on how badly the grout hr.s mildewed. First try a scrubbing powder that contains chlorine and scrub a brush. If that doesn't do it, use pure chlorine lilrach and a hru-h, hut have the room well ventilated because the fumes arc prcl'y strong. Q. Do any Incal rptic.il companies il'i thdr own grinding of lenses; or Is the ur.rk sent In some olhrr place In 1 In- state lo be done? Are there only one or Iwo locations in Ihe stale that do all Ihe work? A. Very few of the retail optical companies grind their own lenses. Most of their work is done by wholesale laboratories of which there arc hundreds scattered over the state. Abilene has one wholesale optical company; most of the optometrists and opthalmologists send their prescriptions io the Abilene company. The retail optical companies generally send theii prescriptions out of town lo their own wholesale laboratories in Dallas or Houston. bulldozed its way into the Gulf of Mexico. Early morning temperatures quivered around the freezing mark in lhe Panhandle and Northwest Texas. Ahead of Ihe front, roMflenLs in the Rio Grand? Valley "sweltered1', in relatively warm 70-degree tem- peratures. Weathermen said fair weather would cover the entirety of Tex- a? Indiy with clearing skies in K.ist and South Texas and colder temperatures. Sunday brought a pleasant surprise to cold weather fans as snow flickered lo Ihe ground (ivcr D'l per cent of an area from the Canadian River south to p-ir.ls between Canyon and Cla- At m.dday tVe thermom- eter reached only 37 at Dalhart nn-1 33 at Arr.3nl.'o. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nirieril Sirviti (Wilder MJP. n 1-C) ABiLEf.E Ar.O VICIMTY (C-ni i n r eccl i-d lew pern 5-1S m p _S-in. .m. 1 2 M 34 i 31 i.a 1 '-i s x J 1 M 35 1 9 r: 31 H gh Jt'd Ir i n- Ji Icr II CO Irr Cite Ilif )tir; it noon: 31. noon; J) pfr to Work on Election ;