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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT DOTH YEAR, NO. 116 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVEiNING, OCTOBER 7. 1970-FORTY PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS IQc SUNDAY Auociaied Preu Parents Group Bristling German Demands CRYSTAL CITY, Tex. Turncd down on seven of 15 de- mands by Ihe Mcxican-Amcri- can school board majority here, the head of a German parents group says he will appeal to the Texas Educalion Agency. Gordon Erkfitz of: Uvalde, chairman of the German-Ameri- can Parents Association, aired the proposals at a stormy school board meeting Monday night. The demands ranged from re- quests for German language lo German food in Ihe school district's cafeterias. The Mexican-American school board majority refused the or- ganization's request for half-day holidays on Texas Independence Day and San Jacinlo Day. "In denying the observance of the two Texas Erk- fitz said, "we believe the major- ity on the school board is viola- ting the civil rights of students." He noted Ihe school gave a half-day olf lor Mexico's inde- pendence day, Sept. 12, and plan another Oct. 12, also a Mexican holiday. School officials said Ihe re- quested holidays could not be observed because their calendar already had been drawn up. Krkfilz also asked the board to require an American flag in every classroom and recitation of the pledge of allegiance at the start of each day in every class- room. The trustees voted 4-3 to lake up these issues at their Novem- ber meeting. "You've taken them ;ip al- ready as far as I'm Erkfitz said. "I'll see you in court." He did not elaborate, but later said he will appeal to the Texas Education Agency. Among the rejected demands was one for teachers lo in English, or if lhat was mil possible, in German. Given tentative approval: a course of German education with credit value be introduced. The board said Ihis was subject to whether a major- ity of pupils wanted such a course. German food be served once a week. The board sail this would be provided if Erkfitz came up with a menu the ma- jority of Ihe pupils like. The German-American Parent Association appeared on Ihe scene in August at Uvalde, where Mexican-Americans boy- cotted school last spring. Erkfitz presented a list of de- mands to Uvalde school trustees in August parallelling those which the Mexican American boycottcrs issued in their walk- Crystal City was the scene ol a Mexican-American boycott last winter. In spring elections Mexi- can-Americans gained a major- ity on the school board. Bolivian Leftists ARCHITECT'S VIEW production OF COMPLETED BANDAG PLANT foreseen by next June 15-25 By MEHLE WATSON Reporter-News Slaff Writer Groundbreaking for the new facility for Bandag Inc., will be held Monday at 11 a.m., it was announced jointly Wednesday morning by A. R. Shclton, chairman of the Industrial and Manufacturing Committee of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, and John Wright, president of Ihe Abilene Industrial Foundation, Inc. Location of the ground- breaking ceremonies will be at the construction site, a 20-acre tract at Elmdale adjoining the Texas and Pacific Railway on the south, and near Interstate 20. It was only announced this past week that Bandag, Inc., would locale a major plant here. The Abilene Industrial Foundation, supported by all Ihe city's financial institutions is assisting in million of the financing. The foundation is providing a sum of equity money which will be repaid lo it by Bandag, and (he banks and savings and loan associations are loaning Ihe balance (o the Foundation which in turn will make the total loan to Bandag. BANDAG OFFICIALS from Muscaline, Iowa, expected lo attend Ihe event, according to Shelton, include Stephen A. Keller, president; Eugene E. Seyb, vice president of financ- Raft Trip Changes Disenchanted Couple LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) After drifting 300 miles down the Ohio River on a handmade raft, a once disenchanted young couple from Cambridge, Mass., say maybe this is a prelly good country after all. Sitting under a poncho stretched over a wooden frame to make a tent, Jim Chapman said, trip has really changed my ideas about what's happening in this country- It looks like there's hope." His wife, Annie, smiled agree- ment and their year-old, sun- tanned daughter, Sarah, contin- ued eating dry cereal on Ihe U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE EIIA WEATHER BUREAU (Wtather Map, Pg. I-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (fl m.'e rad.ui) Fur irvl weartwlay Ijrnng ccoilr WMinojy nail and Trurioay. nioh YJfGfifiaM rMr 90 low V.'Wr.MSay r.'CM 50 hiqn Tnurtday Si. Wirdi Irom loulh mp.n. WMoflday. lurnrg Probability of rain 1} cent tnd IEMPERATUREI n w 17 B. >i TO 17 u rod j a i u 1 CO I 01 am. 71 71 73 71 71 71 71 71 II II U ftouft tnding t High Ynd Irw (or m.: fl ird 70. H'on IM 'nr for urn ctrlcd Hit Vfir: ij O. Suiitl lilt nlqMl B.nu (Mlyi m. luniit tmigM Ml pjru rMtfmg ran: nxn: itr CM. floor of Ihe raft, Mr. and Mrs. Chapman are bolh 26. "The pleasure boaters we see, the middle-age people, raise two fingers as they pass and give you the peace Chapman said. "We've taken it to mean they oppose the war and these are older people with money." Chapman, a former reporter for the Boston Traveler, said lhat in a New York-to-California automobile trip with his wife "we've been hassled by police, had trouble in whole strelch of land cross the country is hostile. The political situation is bad and the mood of the peo- ple is negative. "But this trip has changed our Chapman said. "The people on Ihe river have really opened up and arc straightfor- ward and have given us about ?20 and one guy gave us a motor Ihe second day out. We haven't been hassled at all." Mr. and Mrs.'' Chapman thought of the river trip while visiting her brother on a farm near lluntinglon, W.Va., where he is a volunlccr worker. They made the raft nut of tim- ber, scrap wood and oil barrels and set off from Hunlingion the baby Sept. 12, drilling downriver at two or Ihrec miles an hour during daylight hours. If they make It to the Missis- sippi, 300 miles from here, and the raft holds out, they may head for New Orleans. ing; Harold H. Vischer, vice president of marketing; and Charles E. Edward. vice president of manulacturing. Keller, Shellon, Wright and Mayor J. C. Hunter will participate in the ground- breaking. Following Ihe g r o u n d- breaking, the Bandag officials will lunch with members o[ the I board of directors of Ihe Foundation, the Chamber's board, the Industrial and Manufacturing Committee, Cily Council and Taylor County Commissioners Court. Also atlending Ihe Wednesday press conference was Paul Andrews of Little Rock, Ark., who is project engineer for Daniel Construction Co., Ihe Src BANDAC, PR. HA All Issues Down At 4fh Hour End Industrials w-ere down 4.25, transportalion was down 3.23, and ulililies were down .52 al the end of fourth hour trading Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. The New York Composite was .26. Volume was shares, reported the Abilene office of Schneider, Bernet and Hick- man, Inc. Girl Hypnotized In Classroom, Put in Hospital CLEVELAND, Ohio old Cynthia R. Perkins of Berea was in Ingleside Hospilal in Cleveland loday after being hypnotized in a class at Berea High School. Cynthia's classmales said she was one of 10 volunteers Tuesday when another 16-year- old girl offered to hypnotize some class members during an experiment on human behavior. Principal Gerhard Deulschlander said he did not know of the hypnotism until the experiment was over. "That sort of thing Is not part of the school he said. The young hypnotist told the volunteers they were freezing and all began shaking. The girl then told the 10 they were getting warmer and soon would wake up. Only Cynthia did not come out of the hypnosis and continued shaking and thrashing about and cried: "I'm freezing. I'm freezing." The girl's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Erkins Jr., of Berea, said their daughter apparently recognized them. "But she wouldn't let us touch her mother said. "She kept screaming, "You're so cold. Your're so cold. You're putting me In a freezer.'" Mrs. Perkins said her daughter "had a good night" after she was given sedatives at the hospital. Classmates said the girl who did the hypnotizing had hypnotized several pupils at different times and lhat no problems had arisen. The incident lock place in an llth grade science class of Joseph R. Schnelzcr, a new teacher at the school. IJy HAROLD OLMOS Associated Press Wrilcr LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) Left- ist lorccs claimed victory today over rightists in the struggle for the presidency and their leader, Gen. Juan Jose Torres, marched inlo La Paz in triumph. With popular support growing for Torres, Gen. Rogelio Miran- da, the conservative army chief of staff who forced President Al- fredo Ovando Candia lo resign Tuesday, was reported lo have taken asylum in a foreign em- bassy. Two members of his jun- ta also were said to have taken similar refuge. Torres pledged a new military civilian government in a speech to the people and said it would be a popular one of the nationalist tendencies. He is ex- pected lo assume the presiden- cy. He said Ihe government would have four basic farmers, workers, students and the armed forces. He declared his was "the rev- olution of the people and mani- fests its unwavering will to con- tinue toward the goal of national liberalion." Groups of leftist university sludenls forcibly occupied the homes of military men and ci- vilians considered to be righ- tists. Union workers took over the conservative newspaper El Di- the oldest and most re- spected in Bolivia. Dispatches from the interior said leftist workers in the tin mines had expelled Bolivian and foreign technicians of Ihe Min- ing Corp. of Bolivia, known as Comibol. People poured Inlo the streets alter the announcement of a new government, and some shouted, "Government of the First Cold Wave Seen The lirst cold wave this season should push through Abilene late Wednesday or early Thursday, dropping the mercury lo a cool 50 degrees durig tho night and rising only five degrees Thursday. Weathermen at Essa Weather Bureau at Abilene Municipal Airport forecast a 90 degree high Wednesday but only a 55 degree reading Thursday. Winds that will blow 10-20 m.p.h. Wednesday from the soi-ih will turn northerly early Thursday at 15-20 m.p.h. There is also a slight chance for rain 10 per cent Wed- nesday night and Thursday, ac- cording lo the forecast. Groups occupied the building of Ihe Bolivian Institute of So- cial Studies, run by Roman Catholic priests of the Domini- can Order of Ihe United States. The priests were accused by leftists a few months ago of being in the service of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Torres came to La Paz from his air base headquarters out- side the capital and wa; cheered by the people along the way. Air Force planes flew low overhead along the line of march. During the night one member of Miranda's three-man junta, Gen. Fernando Saltori, the air force commander, went over to Torres. The two other members drove out to confer with Torres, whose planes had bombed the presidential palace during the night, but caused little damage. NEWS INDEX Amuseirents .'..........SB Bridge ................5A Classified ........J..7-1 IB Comics ...............6B Editcnils ..............4B Hcrcscrcs.............9A Hcsoitcl Patients ........8A Cbitucnes SDCrts............11-I3A To Ycur Gocd Heclth ____3A TV Lrq...............MB Worrcn's Searchers Run Blind Trail fn Hunting Truman Capote By JOHN PHILIP SOUSA Associated Press Writer SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) California authorities say they have spent fruitless months trying 10 track down author Truman Capote and arrest him on a contempt of court charge they're still looking. Capote is accused of failing to respond to a prosecution sub- poena to testify as a witness in a murder penally trial in Santa Ana. A bench warrant for him was issued June 22 in Superior Court. Since then, Gerald Stevens of the district attorney's office said Tuesday, authorities have tried in vain to get in touch with Ihe auihor cither directly or through his attorney. Stevens said he believed the 46-year-old author, who has an apsrtment in New York, a house on Long Island and a de- sert retreat In Palm Springs, Calif., is now on the Spanish is- land of Mallorca. "We have made arrange- Stevens said in an in- terview. "If Mr. Capole is found in California we'll arrest him." Capole, auihor of "In Cold Blood" and "Breakfast at Tit- _ had interviewed the de- fendant in a murder trial, Jo- seph Morse, in 1967 while Morse was in jail awaiting sentencing for killing his mother and sister, Stevens said. Soon after, Morse, 25, stran- gled a fellow inmate. He was tried and convicted of murder again. Capole was subpoenaed :o testify at Morse's penalty trial in this second case. Morse eventually was sen- tenced to death for Ihe inmate's death and lo life imprisonment for Ihe deaths of his mother and sister. Dist. Atty. Don Keller said Morse told Capote in the inter- view thai if he ever got out of prison he would kill again. ''Naturally this was a very important item of information for the Keller said, "and we wanted to use those statements then in Mr. Capote's possession." Stevens, the district attor- ney's office chief investigator in the case, emphasized that Ca- pote is no longer wanted as a witness but solely to face con- tempt of court charges. Morse is in San Quentin pris- on while the death penalty sen- tence is being appealed. Stale law allows a judge dis- cretion in imposing a senlcnce for contempt of court. Penalties generally range from three days to a month in jail, a fine, or both. Mexico Included in Hemispheric Quota By ELLIE HUCKER Q. Don't we have Immigration laws or quotas between ns (tolled Slates) and old Mexico? II so how many a jear? II not, why not? A. The Immigration and Natioralily Act set nn immigration quota for persons born in the Western Hemisphere (which includes Mexico, Canada, Central and South America and Ihe Caribbean) of a year. There's no preference system, no numerical limitation on Ihe total from each country: it's on a first come, first served basis. Between 1361 and JKJ.jfig Immigrants came Into the U.S. Mexico. Q. We've been having a neighborhood argument about writing checlu. 1 renumber reading somewhere lhat writing a check In pencil U Illegal. Also U postdating a check Illegal? A. There's nothing Illegal about postdating a check; the banks, however, generally won't cash it until the proper dale. It's perfectly legal to write a check In pencil. Just not very smart A check written in pencil can easily be altered; you're protecting yourself by using pen and ink. Q. If pur proposed Taylor County Junior College Is brought abocl will Supl. A. E. Wells be Ihe president cf same? A. No, Wells said he's not an applicant for the job. Judge Raleigh Brown, head of the Junior ColloRe Task Force, says Ihe selecllni. of a president will be up to the Board of Trustees and II will consider people who have a back- ground Uiat Includes Junior college J administration experience. Mr. Wells cald he's held no idmlnlitraUve positions in Junior colleges. t.. Q. Where can I get Information on script wilting (or TV and movies? Is It possible lo take a correspondence course In order to become familiar with and learned about this lype of rrcathc writing? And could I gel complete copies of scripts and a list of companies lhat would be Inleresled In new writers? A. The cily library has an excellent section on movies. Our ex-Arts Editor Sam Pcndergrast, who Is now writing movie i scripts, suggests you read "The Film Experience" and "ABC of Film and TV Working." Sam has seme scripts he'll loan you if you'll return Ihcrn. One of the scripts is by Luther Davis who's considered one of the lop screen writers In Hollywood. "The Writer's Digest" al the library lists correspondence courses and suggests books to read on various aspects of creative writing. "The Writer's also .it the library, Ibis companies that are looking for writers. Q. I'm having a problem with my mall.. .Incoming and outgoing. To whom should I report tbls, I mean what Individual? A. Deport it to Mel Layne, Customer Itela'ions Officer. His job Is to Investigate and correct mail dispatch problems. If your problem involves delayed mail, take the envelope or wrapper from the piece of mail that was delayed lo Ihe Post Office and Layne can tell by Ihe markings on it exact- ly what the problem is. The Chamber of Commerce, by '.he way, has created n Postal Sen-ices Committee that Is working with Laync to remedy tome of Ihe postal problems, atlcmpiing lo Im- prove mail service...... Ad-Jress questions lo Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas, 7WOI. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbcn II possible. ;