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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 9, 1970, Abilene, Texas 9QTH YEAR, NO. 118 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 9, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Auociated Prtu (ff) Conservative Businessman: 'It doesn't matter to me which wins' Black College Student: 'You don't have f a choice in this election LLOYD BENTSEN suit during Abilene visit By CARL P. LEUBSDORF I.. AP Political Writer LAREDO, Tot. (AP) The orange Irecs block (he bright morning sun on Laredo's Placa dc San Augustine as a lone tele- vision camera records George Bush expounding his views on school busing in his campaign for the U.S. Senate. Two insurance men, both in their 40s, white and politically conservative, are among the spectators. "It's funny how much alike they says Jer- ry Burks to his friend, Don Da- v's. "It doesn't matter to me which Davis replies. "The important thing was to sec Yarborough defeated, and that's done now." "They're talking about Repub- lican Bush and his Democratic opponent on Nov. 3, Democrat Uoyd M. Benlsen Jr. In mid-afternoon on Baylor University's Burlison Quadran- gle in Waco. Bush Is asked by a black Air Force ROTC student about school busing. "I oppose busing students to achieve a racial he tells 21-year-old Elvis Young of Dallas. "The answer to our edu- cation problems is less in racial quotas and more in quality edu- cation for all. And for that, we need a viable two-party system in "Who can you vote Young says to a reporter who asks his reaction. "You don't have a choice in this election." Conservative politics is not Ihe only thing the 49-year-old Bentsen and Bush, three years his junior, have in common. Both are from Houston. Bush is the congressman from Texas' 7th District; Bentsen represent- ed the Ilio Grande Valley in the House for six years. Bentsen is a millionaire businessman who made his money in insurance and banking. Bush, son of form- er Republican Sen. Prcscott Bush o[ Connecticut, build a suc- cessful oil business before enter- ing politics. The similarities point up the dilemma that faces Texas vot- ers who have to choose between Bush and Bentsen for the Senate seal occupied the past 12 years by Liberal Democrat Ralph Yarborough, Bentscn's victim in a bitter Democratic primary last spring. Less than a month before Nov. 3, the candidates agree that Benlsen is ahead, but Re- See TEXAS, Pg. 7A REP. GEORGE BUSH at Houston rally (AP Ex-Green Beret Kjng Hussein Greeted First II I Dyess Aircraft Into Jordan By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Underground groups have new claimed responsibility for all three West Coast terror bombings. Police say they have several leads and are operating under the assumption the inci- dents were part of a radical conspiracy. The latest claim came from a group identifying itself as "the Weatherman underground in the San Francisco area which said it carried out Ihe bombing that wrecked a courtroom and rest room of the Marin County Civic Center in nearby in San Rafael, Calif. The three predawn explosions occurred Thursday. In Seattle, 1 Promoted Thursday to vice presidents on the administrative team of Dr. John Stevens, president of Abilene Christian College, were Dr. B. J. Humble and L. D. (Bill) Hilton. Dr. Humble, dean of the college, was named vice president for academic affairs. Hilton, business manager, was named vice president for finance. The board of trustees also named Lawrence L. Smith, vice president for finance, as treasurer and Don Drennan, assistanct business mawger and budget director, as business manager and director of the budget. JOHN WRIGHT of Abilene presented reports from the audit and investments committees. Figures from the audit in Hilton's report showed a record revenue of enabled the college to cover disbursements of a margin Of Hilton's figures also showed a current cndownmcnt figure of more than million, a not Investment in plant of more than ISffiT US.DEP4RTMENT OF COMMERCE WEMHER JJ M SI SJ n a a 41 II a 1.00 4 CO lo.oo n.oo mo and lew lor "owl "ind1 Hilton million and a net worth of more than Also on Thursday, Judge Jack Pope, justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, addressed a luncheon meeting held in conjunction with the cpcning of the new Margarctt and Herman Brown Library and Mabce Library Auditorium. Pope, former Abilcnian and ACC graduate, said that a library must be spoken of not in terms of cost but in terms of value. He paid tribute to the unselfishness of those who made possible the library and library auditorium and gilts of books. "WE WANT TO SAY that the value of your gift cannot be measured by mere cost. Perhaps there is no investment that has such great return in human resources as a he said. Major donors to Ihe million library and the library auditorium were the Brown Foundation of Houston, which conlribulcd to the proj- ect, and the Mabcc Foundation ol Tulsa, Okla., which made a gift. Following Pope's address, Dr. Stevens said that he can envision a marvelous and greatly expanded collection of books, recordings, microfilms, audio-visual materials, journal1; and memorabilia which "will enrich our CLOSING THE DAY of activities at ACC was a lecture by Dr. David Stewart, assistant professor of philosophy from Ohio University, v He said that students increasingly seem drawn In the view that the traditional kinds 01 education experience should lie abandoned exclusively In favor of social Involvement. Continuing his evaluation o( Sec COLLEGE, PS. 3A Wash., a group calling itself Ihe "Quarter Moon said to- day it planted the bomb that caused an estimated damage to a building housing the Navy and Air Force ROTC departments at the University of Washington. Earlier another underground group, "Perfect Park Home Garden claimed re- sponsibility for a blast that shat- tered the outside wall of a Na- tional Guard Armory in Santa Barbara, Calu. Santa Barbara police say they have several clues in the case. The Quarter Moon Tribes' claim of responsibility for the University of Washington bomb- ing was contained in a letter de- livered to The Associated Press in Seattle. It claimed also, that it bombed a former slate Ameri- See BOMBINGS, Pg. 3A NEWS INDEX: Amusements.......... IDA Bridge 168 Classified 10-UB Comics 9B Edilcrials 6B Horoscope 9A Hospital Patients....... 7A Obituaries 4A Scons........I3-15A To Your Good Health------ 8A TV Log 7B Woman's News....... 4.SB Shells Out Cash i For Legion Parade i HOUSTON (AP) A bearded young businessman, dressed in blue Jeans and a T- shirt, plunked down at City Hall Thursday so Ihe American Legion could have its Veterans' Day parade Nov. II. "I believe Americans have the right to see a patriotic parade and get involved in them and especially little children who are just learning what it is all said Jerry Jones, 31, who operates the Houston Blacklight Poster Distribution Co. The American Legion Has said it could not have the parade this year because of the excessive fee and had appealed to the City Council to find a way to skirt the ordinance. The ordinance was passed after a peace coalition group took the city to court, winning two federal decisions which supported their contention that they had a right to parade in the streets. Jones, an Army Special Forces veteran and former paratrooper, said his store sells "psychedelic posters, American flags, peace flags and all kinds of good things." Parade Chairman Walter Lee praised Jones, "very kind and generous offer" and said he is confident it will make Ihe parade possible. Jones said he was a junior high shcool dropout at 15, joined Ihe Army on his 17lh birthday, earned his high school education in the service and later received his general education diploma from the Galena Park High School. He also operates a clothing store which features blue jeans and T-shirts. He said he is annoyed by bumper stickers that state "America, Love It or Leave It." "We can't tell America to go away; we have to work to solve our he said. King Hussein, the embattled monarch of Jordan, was the first Jordanian to greet Dyess AFB crews when they flew into the Middle East country last month on emergency relief missions. The king, in fact, spoke with the lead C-130 air crew before it touched the radio. "WELCOME TO JORDAN. This is King Hussein came the message, as the plane was still 100 miles out from Amman, the capital. The ruler continued to speak with the crew of the 347th Tactical Airlift Wing until they changed radio frequencies to prepare for landing. Details of the by a U.S. Air Force plane airlifting medical were announced Friday by Col. Joel C. Stevenson of Dyess. COL. STEVENSON commands the 516th Tactical Airlift Wing, of which the 347th was rotated to Only Utilities Up At 4th Hour End Industrials were off 6.43, transportation was off 1.03, and utilities were up .29, at the end of fourth hour trading Friday on the New York Stock Ex- change. The New York Com- posite was oil .33. Volume was shares, reported the Abilene office of Schneider, Bcrnct and Hickman, Inc. Mildenhall, England, Sept. 14 for a temporary duty tour. Its planes and men were sent to Jordan on the humanitarian mission after fighting broke out between Jordanian government troops and Palestinian guerrillas and Syrian troops. The mission conducted by the 347th brought congratulations to Col. Slevension from Gen. John D. Ilyan, U.S. Air Force chief of staff. Y GEN. RYAN, in a message, said: "My staff and I have closely followed the planning and execution of the hospital and medical supply airlift Into Jordan. "The professional manner in which you, your staff, the aircrews and the support element responded under most trying circumstances is most noteworthy. "This humanitarian airlift once again exemplified the ability of our forces to attain optimum accomplishment under the most difficult circumstances. "EACH INDIVIDUAL that participated in this operation See 34TTH, Pg. 3A Trucks Set Afire With Rags AUSTIN (AP) Four National Guard trucks were set afire early today by rag fuses stuffed into their gas tank openings, District Fire Chief C. J. Adams said. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents began an immediate investigation.of the incident, which occurred shortly after midnight at Camp Mabry inside the Austin city limits. Adams said one large military truck was destroyed, two others heavily damaged and a fourth received minor damage. Caps had been removed from all the gas tanks and rag fuses stuffed in the opening and ignited. Gasoline from a five-gallon can had been poured inside the cabs of the trucks, Adams said. Adams said FBI agents found a package of cigarette papers imprinted with an American flag near the scene. Released Murderers Seldom Repeat Crime By ELL1E RUCKER Q. Why In (be world do they give a guy 25 jears (or burglary and on a murder rap they get oil so easy wllh only five years? A. They don't give 25 years for burglary, the maximum is 12 years. You may ba thinking of armed robbery. They (the jury or judge, if a jury Is waived by Ihe defendant) make the decision as to how long Ihe sentence should be based on evidence heard in trial and each case is entirely different. District Attorney Ed Payntcr explained to Action Line that murder Is ponorally a "crime of passion" and most murders are committed between close acquaintances or relatives. He said prison authorities say that murderers have a very low repeat crime rate. Once a murderer Is released fnm prison he seldom commits another murder. This Isn't Iruc In the case of armed robbers; they generally have a lifetime record of crime, and this probably accounts (or the longer sentences recommended. f> Q. I'd like to know If there's another TV station going to be available for the Abilene area? I've heard that ue may get another one since KTXS doesn't cam- CBS programs anymore. We're missing some good programs and en- joyed the CBS programs more than we do ABC. A. No, not for a while anyway. Very few cities Ihe size of Abilene have more than two; there just aren't enough advertisers to support throe stations. At one time, one of the radio stations was considering a UIIF television station, but has since dropped the Q. Itrrrnlly a local radio station changed lo all country music "by popular demand." I'd like to know by whose demand? I like Ihe music Ihry played before. They also advertise to be the only all-country music station In Abilene. This doesn't add up, there's another station here (hat plays all country music, rlghl? A. Yes, but the other station operates only during daylight hours. The new country music station's slogan "first full-time country music station" means it plays country music day and by whose demand? The station manager said the station took a survey of Ihe market and 50 per cent preferred country music. It surveyed three economic groups and in all three, the preference was for country music "two lo one" over any other type of music, he said. Q. Why don't we have better sonnd pollution control? I know the trains have done their part, but what Is this low continuous whistle we hear In the southeast part ol (own? Once In a great uhllc II won't be very noticeable, but thrn again It goes on all night long. If It ever quit entirely you still can't sleep waiting for II lo whistle again. This kind of pollution Is certainly hard on the nrrm. A. You're probably hearing the switch engine that runs from midnight till 8 a.m. Stale law requires It to whistle at every crossing and there are quite a few cross- ings out there so It does a lot of whistling. A. J. Butler, chiel clerk lo the trainmaster, says he knows It's bothersome and you have his sympathy, but nothing he can do about it he has to comply with the law. It's for our protection; Butler says even with the lights flashing and the gate clown, people drive right through the gate. Q. Docs the eucalyptus tree grow lo our area? I'd very much lite lo obtain a few branches (o preserve for a (lower arrangement, bnt haven't the vaguest I Idea where to obtain them. Can yon I help? A. Don't know of any eucalyptus trees here; last one we heard of was In Merkel and it froze a few winters ago. But you can purchase eucalyptus branches from most linrists. The secret (if you want to use it in a permanent arrangement) Is to catch the eucalyptus before It's put In water. One of the local florists receives a shipment every Thursday and will keep n few branches out of water for you. If you'll let her know for sure you want them. We've sent you the florist's name. They also have some branches that arc already cured. Address questions lo Action Line, Rot 30. Abilene, Texas 79CM. Names will not he used bnt questions must to signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbers U ;