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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT OOTH YEAR, NO. 121 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 12, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Associated Pnu VP) sBANDAGr INCORPORATED Bandag Moves Ahead Turning the first shovels of dirt a I groundbreaking ceremonies Monday morn- ing for Bandag were, left to right, Stephen Keller, president of Bandag from Muscaline, Iowa; John Wright, president of the Abilene Industrial Founda- tion; Charles Edwards, Bandag vice president in charge of manufacturing; and A. B. Shelton, chairman of the Industrial and Manufacturing Committee of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce. (Staff Photo) Bandag Officials Arrive By MERLE WATSON Heporter-News Stall Writer Despite overcast skies, Mon- day was a bright sunny day in- sofar as Abilcne's industrial calendar, was concerned. A host of Abilcnians gathered at 11 a.m. at Elmdale for groundbreaking ceremonies for Bandag, Inc., manufacturer of tire retreads. Abilene's newest major industry- Here for the occasion were Bandag officials from Muscatine, Iowa, including Ihe company president; Stephen A. Keller, Eugene E. Scyb, vice president Of financing; Harold H. Vischer, vice president of marketing; nnd Charles E. Edwards, vice president of manufacturing. SERVING AS master of ceremonies was A. B. Shelton, chairman of the Industrial and Manufacturing Committee of Ihe Abilene Chamber of Commerce. Speaking of the Bandag executives, Shelton r-aid that "we should feel flattered that they would fly down here to break ground, cat lunch and then go back to Muscatine." Shelton said Ihc building would contain square feet nnd the firm would initially employ- ISO people and have a payroll of about "This will probably end up being their largest Shcllon said. John Wright, president of Ihe Abilene Industrial Foundation, Fiery 1-20 Crash Fatal to Motorist MERKEL A motorist died In his flaming automobile early Monday when the car-regis- tered at off Inter- state 20 into an embankment, 3li miles west of here. The Department of Public Safety said at 11 a.m. Monday that the victim was identified as H. E. Cooper, 46, a school teacher in the Snyder public jchool system. This identifi- cation was made from several credit cards and olhcr papers found on the body at the scene cf Ihe accident. The DPS said that positive identiJication would have lo be made by dental work as no finger prints were left intact. Cooper was enroule lo Abilene to visit his brother-in-law Bob Perkins at the lime of the accident. Highway Patrolman Gary Wil- liams said the auto caught fire and burned with the driver Inside. n Williams said Ihc man was traveling east at a high rate o[ speed when he ran off the pave- ment into the median, off a bridge and into a concrete embankment on the other side. A wrecker was called from Abilene and it took workers over an hour to free the body from Ihc wrecked car. Justice of the Peace R. H. Buchanan from Merkel pronounced the man dead at the scene. The man was alone in the car at the time of the crash, Williams said. The body was so badly burned that it cuuld not be identified but the car was regis- tered in Snydcr and Williams said the DPS would try to iden- tify the man through the car registration. A fire truck from Merkel was called to put out the fire. The body was taken t.i Abilene by Starbuck ambulance. expressed appreciation lo the crowd for being present and for the financial support piven aid Bandag in locating here. The Industrial Foundation is furnishing equity capital to Bandag for construction of the building. BRAC1." he said, they do wliat they say." Mayor J. C. Hunter welcomed the Bandag officials "to Ihe industrial family of Abilene. We wish you every success in this new venture." In response, Keller .said, after referring to newspaper coverage of the Bandag announcement, that if he had any dr.iibt that Tcxans do everything in a big way that Ihis doubt had been erased. Commenting on the choice of Abilene for the plant location, Keller said, "You had good competition." However, he said that he had never experienced such enthusiasm, so much aggressive selling "as >ou do in Abilene. And, once you sell, you don't just forget. This is a most impressive turnout today." "YOU HAVE been most cordial and most considerate. See BANDAR, Pg. 2A Industrials Drop In Light Trading Industrials were down 5.41, transportation was down 1.73, and utilities were up .16 at the end of fourth hour trading .Mon- day on Ihe New York Stock Ex- change. The New York Compo- site was down .50. Volume was shares, reported the Abilene office of Schneider, Bernet and llickman, E WASHINGTON (API Secre- tary of Defense Mclvin n. Laird said todny the Pentagon hopes to eliminate draft calls by rnid- 1973. He also disclosed that President Nixon will announce this week further U.S. troop withdrawals from Vietnam. Laird said al a news confer- ence he has set the end of fiscal year 1973 as the goal for moving to a zero draft under which men over 18 would still rmisicr but would not be tailed. The Selec- tive Service system would re- main in effect for use in emer- gencics. he said. "We're going to go all out, all 5 By DON U'ATERS Associated Press Writer ROCHESTKR, N.Y. Two government buildings, two storefront churches and a pri- vate home ere were damaged by a series of dynamite blasts early today. Police Commissioner John A. Maslrclla said Ihe bombings, which took place within a 25- minule period, appeared lo be well organized. But police de- clined to speculate on who might be responsible nnd the FBI refined to make any com- ments. Six federal or slate facilities have now been bombsd since Thursday, two days alter a radi- cal group said it was going lo attack American institutions. The blast against a Ubbase- ir.enl window at the four-story county building twisted healing ducts, ruptured water pipes, knocked out windows and chunks of concrcle from a wall. Officials estimated damage at One man was hurt by flying glass but no serious inju- ries were reported. The storefront-----.New Bethel C. M. E. church and the Greater Bethlehem Pentacostal church the government buildincs are in the city core. The private home, occupied bv Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Clark and Mr. and Mrs. William Ilarkin, is several miles away in northwestern liocheslcr. Tdere did not appear to be any connection between these buildings and Ihe govern- ment structures and why they might have been bombed could not be determined. Clark, business ngcnt for Lo- cal 832 of International Union of Operating Engineers, said, "I'm not antianj thing or proanything. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Wcilhcr Mjp, Pg. 7-A) ABILENE AfJD VICINITY 'e L'll Cld-CY Vwday ncrn.ng w.n cloud? ;KIM f.'endv Fair r.'rr.zxt n-d Tur'day I-crfflsinq lufiday '.-fq1 70-75, law vcrday nq'-t ij a-d T.uwsfly rear so. Wi-dt l-cm rcrlfi 5-15 m p.h. turr..rg icjtl- trl, TEMPERATURES Sundiy p-m- Mcndiif i.m. to 73 ?.ro o 3 M I know of nt> reasons why I i-hould be invoked. I can'l think of any reason why we were picked out. H must have boon al Hut he said, "You don't win any popularity con- tests in inv business." Toy Drive Tuesday For Goodfellows Abilene school children arc requested to bring toys to school to play with but for Ihe one-day drive lor the Gnodfcllows, according lo Syd Niblo, chairman of this year's toy drive. The Goodfellows gatlier toys each year to be repaired then distributed to Ihe needy at Christmas. The Marines will pick Ihe toys up Tuesday and take them to the fire station, where ilioy will be prepared. Others who liavc ii.ys they wish to donalc may bring them to the Main Fire Station at N. 2nd and .Mulberry. "We want all types of Niblo said, "but we don't want junk. The toys have to be good enough so that they can be repaired. Plastic toys that ?ie broken or toys that arc damaged beyond repair are no use to us." out in the Department of De- fense to reach the target of zero draft calls by the end of fiscal Laird declared. In a memorandum issued to- day by I-aird to the secrelaries of the military services and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he directed them lo re- view personally the recommen- dations outlined by the Penta- gon's Project Volunteer Com- mittee for eliminating dralt calls. He said he expected Xixon to announce an interim with- drawal figure this week that would carry the withdrawal pro- gram through Christmas. Under Nixon's withdrawal program, U.S. ironps are scheduled to come ou'. by .May 1. Laira said the new announce- ment would set an interim dead- line and would be part of the figure. These interim an- nouncements will be made from time to time between now and .May 1, he explained. Under the withdrawal sched- ule, Ihc troop ceiling in Vietnam is scheduled to reach OTt.OOO by Oct. 15. Laird disclosed Sunday this figure has already been reached. Laird said that, if ihe draft is lo be eliminated, Congress will have to recognize the reed 'o extend the Selective Service Act for at least two more years. 11 expires next July. "Such action is required if we are to sustain zero dralt calls for an indefinite period and thus be assured of ending reliance on the he said. "It also assumes that as we move away from reliance on the draft, provisions must be made lo establish a standby draft sys- tem that can be used in case of emergency." Laird declined to say when asked how many men tlic Selec- tive Sen-ice System expects to draft next year. Draft calls will lotal Ihis year, com- pared with in 1968-lhe peak of the Vietnam war. With Ihe congressional elec- tions only three weeks away, Laird was asked if there was any political motivation in mak- ing Ihe announcement st Ihis lime. "I don't know how you can come to any such conclu- he said. Boy Shot to Death Delivering Papers tl 71 71 f> el tl ffi 5 fa a I. TO S3 37 (0 rg 1 I el riqfl: 7 II Strscl P'rcmF' H.me.t rralirg rrc.n- 79 t rocn: 67 cr-t. ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) A 14-year-old boy delivering news- papers was shot to death early today by a man who thought he heard a prowler tampering with his car, Fairfax County police reported. Police identified the dead youlh as Todd McKinney. a Washington Post newspaper de- livery boy. Police said William Psimas, In, was charged wilh homicide. Bond was set at Psimas Nd authorities he heard a noise in his [ront yard at 5 a.m. and thought someone was tampering with his car. He said he loaded a IS-gauge shot- gun, pointed it out an upstairs bedroom and fired one shot. P.simas slid ho went outside to look around found no one. Called to the scene by Psi- mas' stepfather, police found McKinney's body 0110 block from the Psimas houso. Police said Ihe boy was shot in the back. Police said newspapers were found scattered on the Psimas lawn and young McKinney was apparently trying to reach his home when he died. NEWS INDEX Amusements 6A Endae 9A Clav-.fifd S.I IB Ci-Trics 33 H-.piicI Pclitnis Chitucncs Srv.ris To Yrur Heslih TV Lra Wcrrcn's N'cvss 7B 7A 3A I3-15A 8A fcB PLEDGE FAIR Natives Restless on By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Maybe Columbus would have second thoughts about finding America if he had been Heated 478 years ago Ihc way he was treated this year. In York, mutineers slunk across Columbus Circle in the middle of the nignt, hopped through Ihe fountain and climbed a base supporting a statue of Die far-gazing Italian explorer. "Indians discovered Ameri- they wrote in red paint. "Indians discovered Colum- bus." they spray-painted on Ihc 50-foot-tall monument. Their messages of "flfd Pow- er" was echoed in San Francis- co, a port Columbus never even imagined, much less visited. As Joseph Cervelto stepped ashore in his new Columbus .suit, claiming: "I come (or peace, not a Chippcwa In- dian told him to shove off. "This is my the lady laid. off of it." She lold police her name was Mrs. Wong. Since she was nut one of the scheduled attractions, she was escorted from the scene. Ccrvftln stepped ashore al Aquatic Park, a illy facility near Fi.'hcrnian's Wharf. He has landed there often in the past during Columbus Day cere- monies hut this year Mis. Wm was there, too, saying she had an earlier claim to the land than the city. Not allowed near the pageant stage was a Rroup of 75 Indians who claimed offichls ''.spoke with forked tongues." Indians in Chicago were fed- ing Irft out too. They promised they would march alongside the parade and demonstrate. The Indians Columbus saw, the Araw-aks, disappeared not long alter he dropped anclior In 149.'. Today, the natives of San Sal- vador celebrate Discovery Day with dancing and outdoor art shows and ccremoni.'.s at Co- lumbus' landing Unfortunately, scholars have not been able ID agri sjia, no o.'liri'il (Mniviiis IViy irlivitirs llr.'re giu: all lh? c.cvli! In Kuck.sun. Hearing Agnew Sen. Charles Gcodell, R-N.Y., who has often been the target for Vice Presi- dent Spiro T. Agnew, takes time out Sunday to check his watch during a Columbus Citizens Committee dinner at a New York City hold. The watch, of course, is the one bearing a carica- ture nf the Vice President en its face. (AP Wircpholol By ELLIE RUCKER Horsemanship Helps Miss Rodeo America Q. I'd like to know (he requirement for becoming Miss Itcclco Texas or Miss Rodeo America. A. You must be single, 18 or over, and sponsored by an area or county rodeo. It de- finitely helps if you're a horsewoman with a knowledge nf animal care and handling as you'll bo judged on hoiTcmnnship, poise, personality and appearance. To be eligible for Miss Rodeo Texas you must first be a rodeo queen in some town or county. Then you po to Mesquite. Texas, for the Miss Rodeo Texas conlcst: if you win that you're eligible for the Miss Rodeo America contest in Reno, Nevada. l Q. Last summer a frlrnd bought a 1370 Pulek Opel GT. The accessory buttons have slcns on Ihem denoting their UFC, such as a car with beams sir-Taming from It for the headlight button, and little windshield on the windshield wiper button. There's one button thai remains to be Interpreted. II looks like a headlight with beams and rain falling through the beams. Neither the Bulck house nor the manual accompanying the car ran tell us what this mysterious button Is (or. Could jou find out? A. It's for the fog lights, says Fred Huches. local Buick Opel dealer. He said the dash is built for all models, even though all models don't have lights. The button isn't functional if you don't have fog lights, which you rtnn't. Mr. Hughes said to drive by and" he'll take a look at your car and explain any olhcr questions you might have. Q. What should I do to save peach trees that are Infested with borers? The limhs have holes and peeling hark, then they die. The pfachrs had small bugs Inside Ihem and were roltrd around the seed while the outside looked all right. Do >ou put the borer poison out In the fall or spring? A. The County Agent says fall Is the best time to treat peach tree borers about Nov. 1. lie says borers won't attack healthy trees, they attack when a tree is weakened (by wind damage or possibly hail Borers are hard-headed worms (like some people we know) that bore into the wood and cause ihc tree to bleed to death. Xow for the buas in the peaches County Agent says they're probably dried fruit weevils and are there because the peaches have brown rot disease. If you cure the disease you won't have the bugs. Spray with a fungicide to get nd of brown rot. Q. Would II he possible for ;ou to help snKr a problem that the lost generation (known as mlddle-agersl have tome up against? When our last beloved chick left home to attend college, one of the benefits was no more rock music (I havr no objection In those who like It It's just not my Then lalthlul KWKC went all country music which Isn't my stjle either. Is there any radio station that one can tune In on the car radio that will play modem music that has a melody one ran rnjr.y? Would It h-- possible lo puh'lsh a list of limes when HP irlddlr-ag-rs might want to lime In? A. What 'en need is an KM converter. We're iuld they be purchased for under >.'0 and r'H'y a'l.'diod to car Tlini c.-'ii b'M in vmr heart'? content 'o Mfili IT c nil'1 s the Ito.id mi I'M sl.-.tions, KMT- I'M. .m.l 'IN. Tc-.is 71MJ. vll rrj ir. In- T' telephone i.umurr u' ;