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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1970, Abilene, Texas 90TH YEAR, NO. 115 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 6, 1970-TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Auociattd Prtu By JOHN STOWELL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Fed- eral investigators say they have uncovered what appear to be a number of violations in the wake of a plane crash in the Colorado Rockies which result- ed In the death of 30 persons bound for a football game last Friday. "We'll hold a formal hearing and dial's an indication it's a very serious said Ed- ward E. Slattery Jr., Informa- tion chief for the National Transportation Safety Board. Two Martin VH aircraft were i ferrying the Wichita State Uni- versity football team to Logan, Utah, for a game. One plane crashed and burned 52 miles west of Denver. The other land- ed safely at Logan. The victims included 13 Wichi- ta players, the head coach, ath- letic director and team boost- ers. James n. Greenwood, chief of public affairs for Ihe Federal Aviation Administration, said Monday Golden Eagle Aviation of Oklahoma City, which con- traded to transport the football team this season, did not have FAA certification to operate the Martin 4Ws. "They were certified to oper- ate aircraft in a smaller weight category and up to Greenwood said. "In other words, they were an air taxi operator." However, Jack Richards, nwncr of Jack Richards Aircraft Co., Inc., which owned the planes, said, "I leased the air- in plane to the university and the university supplied its own crews." v I The FAA seized the second plane at Logan, sealed its doors with tape and removed the door handles. The seizure order said the 20- year-old plane "has been in- volved in various violations of the federal aviation regula- tions." Greenwood said the vio- lations were "in the area of me- chanical deficiencies." Hit-hards said of the second plane: "It's always been In ex- cellent condition." Greenwood said the pilot of the undamaged plane. Identified as Leland T. Everelte, was more than a month overdue for validating his medical certifi- cate to fly. However, the FAA official said the crew of the plane that crashed appeared to have had up-to-date medical certificates and commercial licenses to fly the Martin 404. Arthur Dunbar, an Investiga- tor for the FAA, said the agency Is having trouble determining whether Golden Eagle leased the two planes from Richards or only supplied the crews. "The history of both these air- planes is very, very Dunbar said. Richards said Golden Eagle supplied the crew of two pilots and two stewardesses for the flight. Richards acquired title to the two planes from Fairchild-Hiller Corp. only a day before the crash. He said he has been leas- Ing planes to WichlU State for two years, -r To the best of his knowledge, he said, both pilots from Goldrn Eagle were certified to fly loads of pounds or more. Greenwood said the FAA had advised the university earlier that it apparently was violating federal regulations by advertis- ing for passengers on a charter night to College Station, Tex. "We're putting a lot of effort into this particular investigation to make sure this type of thing never happens he said. Hang 'em High (AP WlreplMlot Who pulled the plug in Lake Johnson? It was the lack of rain, of course, that left these fishing boats hanging from a dock at the lake near Raleigh, N.C. .The water has been down 70 inches below normal, and this is what happened to the boats that were tied up. In 1968 the lake level was down 100 inches. County Approves Payhter Assistant By ROY A. JONES II Beporter-News Staff Writer Taylor County Commissioners approved Tuesday a request by Criminal Dist. Ally. Ed Payntcr to hire another assistant DA and secretary to help handle his office's ever-increasing case load. Commissioners said they would amend the 1971 budget lo include another for Paynter's office, and authorized 'HEWS INDEX Amusements.......... HA Bridje...............28 Business News Classified............5-7B Comics................43 Editorials 1OA .............2B Hospital Pcticnts........5A Obituaries.............4A Sports To Your Good Health 63 TV Lrxi...............28 Wonwri'j News......... 38 Paynter to go ahead and hire an assistant before the first of the year if he can find one. THE ASSISTANTS SALARY for the last two months of 1970 could be paid out of other funds in Paynter's office which show a surplus, County Auditor Herbert Middleton said. Most of the surplus, it was noted, was due to Paynter's firing of first assistant Perry Barber several months ago. The vacancy on the staff was filled, but there was an interim period in which that salary was not paid. County Judge Roy Skaggs told raynter that "it would have bce'n nice if you could have made this request before we finalized the budget." The 1971 budget was only adopted two weeks ago. Paynter said the extra assistant is needed because "of the increased number of cases Soe COUNTY, Pg. Student Didn't Return From LSD Trip PHILADELPHIA (AP) Au- thorities say a medical student who spent the summer working with mental patients under the influence of LSD has died from taking a dose of the drug him- self. An autopsy performed Mon- day on Mark Prager, 24, listed the cause of death as the "ad- verse effect to an illegal LSD." Prager's wife said he took an orange pill Saturday night and told her to turn on some soft music and observe his reactions. "I watched him going on a Mrs. Prager told police. "And there appeared lo be no ill effects after the trip because he started to ask me questions about himself." Later, he began to vcmi and on Sunday his wife and a friend took him to a hospira where he was rescribed as "vio- lently ill." Prager died Sunday night. He was in his third year ot Hahne mann Medical College one wanted to be a psychiatrist. Mrs. Prager said her husbanc worked one summer in a Balti- more psychiatric hospital where he assisted in studies on the ef fects of LSD en mental patients She said he told her Saturday he wanted to experience the same feeling as these patients. General Resigns As Bolivia Head By HAROLD OLMOS LA PAZ Bolivia (AP) Gen. Alfredo Ovano Candia resigned as president today and two gen- erals put in claims to succeed him. Gen. Rogelio Miranda, army chief of staff who launched the revolt Sunday, announced that he was assuming the presidency of a military junta. He did not name other members. Shortly thereafter, a group of President Plans Major Address WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon said today he will deliver a major address to ihe nation on Vietnam Wednesday night and will have a U.S. nego- tiating proposal presented at the Paris peace talks Thursday. Nixon gave no advance hint as to what the new U.S. peace .talks ofter( Speaking to newsmen at a brief, unscheduled appearance, the President said he will ad- dress the nation at 9 p.m. Wednesday EOT In a nationally televised and broadcast appear- ance. He added: "For the past several weeks within the administration we have been having discussions of our negotiating position. "This will be Ihe most com- prehensive statement ever made on this subject since the beginning of this difficult war The report to the nation will follow completion of a nine-day European lour. "We do not consider this to be a propaganda he added, WEATHER U.I. DEr-MTMINT OF COMMERCE. WEATHER IUIEAU (Wlitllir Hit. ff. t-M ABILENE AND VICINITY lO-mUt rad'ui) Fair and warm TuMday and Wednesday ti'Ch bom afttrnooni In the upper rhe low Tveujay niqM nrer 61. Windi from me icurri 10-30 m p.h. saying he had Instructed the chief U.S. negotiator at Paris, Ambassador David K. E. Bruce, to "lay this proposal on the conference at the next weekly meeting due Thursday. Nixon said his forthcoming statement had been discussed with the South Vietnam, Cambo- dia and Laos governments and has their approval. Secretary of State AVilliam P. Rogers will confer with repre- sentatives of interested foreign governments. On Wednesday, Nixon said, he would: the Cabinet at 5 p.m. with congressional leaders of both parties at 6 p.m. And his national security af- fairs advisor, Henry A. Kissin- ger, will conduct two briefings for newsmen. officers of the air force who had remained loyal to Ovando re- ported Gen. Juan Jose Torres, retired commander of the armed forces, was declared "president of the revolutionary government." Torres was quoted as saying he would be provisional presi- dent and would try to avoid "the consignation of the rightist coup, whose leader is Miranda." In an attempt to avoid bloodshed, Ovando had asked military forces still loyal to him not to oppose Miranda's con- servative rebellion. Miranda said he formed the junta "to direct the destiny of the fatherland with justice." Ovando celebrated his first anniversary as president just a week ago. The president gave up after a meeting of army officers by a vote ol 317-W Monday called nn both him and Miranda to resign. Ovando, who seized the presi- dency in a military coup, at first was defiant and said: "The destiny of the country is not de- cided by officials but by the peo- ple who ought to express their opinions at elections." But dur- ing the night he changed his mind. Ovando on Monday still had the support of two important re- pimenls and the air force. Maj. Ruben Sanchez, commander of the Colorado Regiment guard- ing the presidential palace, termed the officers' vote a "fraud." Woman Major Wins First- Round in Equality Fight TEMPEHATUREl Monday P.m. I) II I] I] 13 U II 71 75 74 7J 71 Tueiday a.m. 1.00 i.no J GO .100...... 1J.OO 71 n 71 77 7! 7J 7J 7ou know of anyone or anyplace that rould enlarge the plclnrrs of "Twirl art" or "Twirl painting" sold at the fair? I have several that would be particularly pretty If such a IhlcR can be done with pretty accurate color duplication. A. Here are two suggestions both expensive: for an exact copy, enlarged w-iih accurate color duplication, take your paintings lo the photography ftudm whose name we're sending you. They have a special camera made for copying, but It will cost over for a large print. Or take a picture of the paintings yourself with a single lens reflex camera. Take the negative to a film developer and have snap- snots made. Then select the print you like best, have it enlarged. Q. What does "Graffiti1' man? What Inspired BUI Lrarj to start Us delightful "GrafflU" cartoon? A. Graffito is an old Italian word for a rudely scratched inscription on a rock, wall or other surface. Graffiti is the plural of that word. The idea for making wall scratch- ings into n newspaper feature hit Leary when he happened to see "THE HUMAN RACE IS FIXED" crayoned on a railroad terminal wall. Since Its Introduction on July 1, 1968, Leary's cartoon panel has become the fastest selling feature in Ihe history of the McXaught Syndicate which distributes it to newspapers from roast to coast. Address to Action Line, Box 10, Abllrnr, Texas TJMI. Names will not be used bat qorstlons must be tlgnrd and addmsrs glvrn. Plrase lodo.de telephone numbers U possible, ;