Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 10, 1970, Abilene, Texas
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Israel Claims Proof Soviets Man Missiles
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the bombings. But police, noting they hart several leads, were investigating the theory that the inc idents were part of a radical conspiracy.
The President’s reaction came shortly after a group identifying itself as “The Weatherman Underground” claimed responsibility for the bombing that wrecked a courtroom and a rest room at the Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael, Calif.
Earlier, a Seattle group known as The Quarter Moon Tribe said it planted the bomb
that caused an estimated $150,000 damage to Navy and Air Force facilities at the University of Washington.
Another organization, ‘‘Perfect Park Home Grown Garden Society,” took credit for the bombing of a National Guard armory in Santa Barbara, Calif., dedicating the act “to all revolutionary people throughout the world wherever they fight for love and freedom and life itself.”
LOWER ‘POT’ POSSESSION TO MISDEMEANOR ... but be tough on pushers — Paul Eggers
By JIM CONLEY
,Reporter-News Staff Writer
R e p u b I i c an gubernatorial candidate Paul Eggers explained Friday in Abilene why he believes East Texas water should remain in East Texas.
“I live in West Texas,” the Nov. 3 opponent of Gov. Preston Smith said, “and I favor a high priority for a workable water plan for West Texas, with its strong dependence on agriculture.
“But we’ve got to work for a program that is ecologically as well as economically sound,” .he said during an interview before speaking at Taylor County GOF Headquarters.
EGGERS SAID that alternatives to bringing the water from outside the area include “recycling of water,” which he said some cities in California have done, and “desalinization,” removing the salt from water.
“Also, we have water that
stands and evaporates in West Texas,” he said, “and we need to look more closely to see what can be done about this waste.”
The candidate said that people who have studied the proposal to bring water to West Texas have questioned the type of water it vould be once it gets here.
Also in Abilene Friday, Eggers called on Gov. Smith “to reconsider his refusal to accept the public spirited offer made by the Texas League of Women Voters and 16 television stations
for a joint appearance to discuss issues in the governor’s race.
“SINCE SO many political leaders, including myself and presumably the governor, are concerned about voter apathy this is an excellent opportunity to stimulate interest in the e'ection,” he said.
Eggers concluded that “our state faces many problems and challenges. This is no time for political leaders to sweep them under the rug. Let’s have a full and open discussion of the issues
TODAYS YEWS INDEX
Inability to get enough names on a petition for a unit-road project for Taylor County is blamed on apathy, complexity of the issue and other work projects. See story Pg. I C.
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so we can have an informed electorate and a large voter participation.”
Eggers made the following comments on the drug issue:
“I want a law that will really be tough on pushers, and then, go after them. Second, I want a law that if a person has a certain amount of dings in his possession he would be classified as a pusher. The state of Washington, for example, says 40 ounces is a pusher,” he said.
ALSO, EGGERS favors misdemeanor penalty for first offense marijuana possession, lowering it from a felony because “nine out of IO users of marijuana are experimenters. With a misdemeanor, the person could be arrested and reeducated.”
Eggers also advocates more education on drugs, saying that the present public school drug education program is inadequately funded.
“If I were governor, I would
put the priority for ding education far above, for
example, the millions of dollars spent (in Austin) for a parking lot for state employes.
“The lot is needed,” he
added, “but not before drug
Asked about the argument that lowering penalties for crimes (ding possession, for example;) does not help reduce crime, he said that since the “first offense driving while intoxicated” penalty had been lowered to a misdemeanor,
“second offenses have been less. The driver knows that second time just must not happen.”
Eggers is for a powerful governorship. “The Texas governor ranks 49th in power (among governors) in the United States,” he said.
HIS STRONG position is reflected in his criticism of Gov. Smith walking out at the Universe* EGGERS, Pg. 3-A
New Republic Off To Shaky Start
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (APi -J- The new Cambodian republic proclaimed Friday morning came into tieing so hurriedly that things went wrong at the ceremony.
So swiftly was the decision taken to end more than 1,000 years of monarchy that the government had less than a week to prepare for the celebrations.
A concrete monument to the republic in a park, renamed Republic Square, was completed only hours before it was inaugurated by Premier Lon Nob Tile top of the monument now has developed a distinct list.
The new Cambodian flag that
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Lon Nol hoisted in front of the royal palace differed from others flown around the city.
A design for the flag was the subject of a rambling debate in the National Assembly only Wednesday. It was agreed to place three white stars on a blue ensign, with a white profile of the fabled temples of Angkor on a red field in the upper left-hand corner.
The positioning of the stars was left somewhat vague. The flag raised by Lon Nol had the stars located on the bottom. Other flags in Phnom Penh had the stars at the top.
There were elements of improvisation in the timetable of the ceremonies. They originally were scheduled to last more than two hours. They were telescoped to less than half that time w'hen it was found the original timetable would have left officials with a long period during which they had nothing to do.
A navy gun used to fire the traditional 101-gun salute exploded after firing less than a dozen rounds, wounding five sailors. The ammunition was American and was flown in especially for the celebration.
Only a few hours before President Im Tam of the National Assembly rose to proclaim the republic, Cambodian soldiers were attacked by enemy troops 5V£ miles from the capital.
Eggers Favors recycling Water
Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Israel said Friday it has “photographic and other evidence proving that Russians are manning Sam 3 missiles” deployed by Egypt along the Suez Canal in violation of the Middle East cease-fire.
A military' spokesman in Tri Aviv did not say what die “other evidence” was, but observers believe it may include intercepted radio communications between Russians and Egyptians at the sites inside the cease-fire
zone on the Egyptian-held west side of the canal.
In Washington, Secretary of State William P. Rogers backed up the Israeli assertion. He said America has conclusive evidence of Egyptian violations in the canal truce zone and added: “I think beyond doubt Soviet personnel have been there to assist in construction of those sites” for missiles.
Both Rogers and the Tel Aviv spokesman were responding to a brusque Moscow denial that
Rogers Comments, Pg. 8 A
Soviet personnel were involved.
Moscow' charged that Israel was violating the U.S.-sponsored cease-fire by constant flights over Egyptian territory and with the construction of fortifications along the Israeli side of the canal.
Israel’s Premier Golda Meir in a radio broadcast to the people on the eve of Yom Kippur, Israel’s most .solemn religious holiday, said the “u'ar is not
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over yet” but predicted peace lay ahead.
“We believe,” she said “that the peace will come because it is vital to our neighbors not less than to ourselves. And when it comes, enormous reserves will be released for the advancement of our region and the prosperity of its inhabitants.”
Cairo radio charged tne United States withdrew from peace talks at the United Nations as part of a campaign of hostility to Egypt “with the aim of confusing the revolutionary leadership.”
The United States pulled out of Big Four deputy representatives talks in an attempt to press the Russians and Egyptians into removing Soviet missiles from the Suez Canal.
Cairo radio declared that if the missiles are moved anywhere, “they will be moved forward, w here I hey can be more effective.”
The Popular Front of the Liberation of Palestine issued a statement in Beirut, the Lebanese capital, accusing Israel of going back on a deal by which the guerrillas released hijacked airliner hostages.
“We shall deal a strong retaliatory blow to America’s and Israel’s failure to honor their side of the deal,” the statement said.
Bridget Feagan, 17, was named Homecoming Queen of Sweetwater High School Friday night at the Sweetwater-Snvder game. The SHS senior was escorted by Ric Rhodes. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) _
Senate this week as assistant secretary of transportation for safety.
The FAA cracked dow’n a day earlier on two Oklahoma City firms that leased the plane and crew to Wichila State for its illfated football trip to Utah State Oct. 2.
The agency lifted the license of Golden Eagle Aviation Inc. after ruling it did not have a certificate to fly a passenger plane as large as the one that crashed. It handed a $50,000 fine to the plane’s owner, Jack Richards Aircraft Co. Inc., and grounded all his other planes for emergency inspections.
However, the FAA conceded it did not know until the crash that Golden Eagle had been flying Wichita Stale’s basketball and football teams for nearly a year. And despite two warnings in August to Wichita State and Tulsa about Golden Eagle’s lack of a sufficient passenger license, the FAA took no action to caution the firm itself.
Volpe announced Smith “will examine FAA regulations governing charter operations with a view toward correcting any deficiency which may be discovered.”
He added the investigation will “spare no effort, time or resources in determining the true condition of every chartered operation in the United States.”
In a new development Friday, the FAA in Washington said it had indeed warned Golden Eagle in August—but the inspector
It named in Oklahoma City contradicted this.
The inspector, Mel Hanson, said—contrary' to the FAA announcement—that no one ever told his office that Golden Eagle was trying to fly for Tulsa and Wichita State. “I didn’t have any knowledge of that,” he said.
Hanson said his only contact with Golden Eagle was nearly a year go when he cutioned the firm in general tnat it shouldn't have any connection with flying larger aircraft.
Cellmate Testifies Susan Admitted Killing Sharon Tate
LOS ANGELES (API - A woman who shared a jail cell with Susan Atkins testified at the Sharon Tate trial Friday that Miss Atkins told her she killed the actress.
The witness, Virginia Graham, said Miss Atkins told her of the killings of five Tate victims and said “she wanted to take their eyes out and squash them against the wall and cut off their fingers, but she didn't have time.”
Mrs. Graham said Miss Atkins, in describing the killing of Miss Tate, “said that when the knife went in it felt soft and it was quite a thrill.”
After it was over, “she said
See TATE, Pg. 2-A
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
President Nixon ordered FRI Director J. Edgar Hoover Friday to find the persons J '-sponsible for three West Coast terrorist bombings for which underground groups have claimed credit.
Nixon said Thursday’s bombings, which came on the third
anniversary of the death of Che Guevara, demonstrated the need for tough federal antibombing legislation.
There were no injuries in the bombings, which damaged a military armory, a campus ROTO building and a courthouse.
There have been no arrests in
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of Transportation John A. Volpe ordered Friday a sweeping investigation of the air charter industry and the way the Federal Aviation Administration regulates it.
Volpe said the probe was prompted by the 30-death disaster in the crash of a rented Wichita State University football plane in the Rockies a week ago.
The FAA has said it warned
both Wichita State and another school two months ago against using the small firm flying the plane—but took no action to stop the firm itself.
Volpe bypassed the FAA in ordering the probe and put it directly under control of his office.
He named a newly appointed aide, Adm. Willard J. Smith, to conduct the investigation. Smith, former head of the Coast Guard, was confirmed by the
. . . Staff photo by Larry Thomas
WHY EAST TEXAS WATER SHOULD STAY IN EAST TEXAS . . . GGP gubernatorial candidate Paul Eggers explains in Abilene