Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1970, Abilene, Texas
DOTH YEAR, NO. 130 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79B04, WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 21, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Associated Press Heroism Reconstructed To Be or Not to Be Steven Tisil, 8, of west Chicago suburban tume as the annual Halloween disguise Elmhurst, 111., ponders whether or not last dilemma draws near. Nope, Steven hasn't year's mask will go with this year's cos- made up his (AP Wirephoto) First National Okays Dividend Stockholders of the First Na- tional Bank Tuesday approved a ten per cent stock dividend to be paid stockholders of record Oct. 20. The new stock, recommended by the bank's board of directors, will be issued as soon as prac- tical after approval by the comptroller of currency. Four new officers were also elected to the bank's staff. The bank currently has shares outstanding, and the ten per cent dividend will bring the total shares lo The slock is owned by 468 stock- holders. Following the stockholders' meeting Ihe bank's board of All Indicators Up At 4lh Hour End Industrials were up 3.49, transportation was up .49 and utilities were up .26 at the end of fourth hour trading Wednes- day on Ihe New York Stock Ex- change. The New York Com- posite was up .17. Volume was shares, reported the Abilene office of Schneider, Bcrnct and Hick- man, Inc. directors voted to transfer from Ihe bank's undi- vided profits to the bank's surplus. The net effect of both transactions was to increase the bank's capital lo and its surplus to for a total capital and surplus of Walter Johnson, president of First National, indicated that the stock dividend and addition to the bank's surplus would increase Ihe amount the bank could lend to an individual or corporation, and that slock divi- dends have been the traditional manner In which the bank pays earnings lo its stockholders. Elected to assistant cashier are Earl Hughes Jr., John Mourcr, and Lary L. Sullivan. Michael Kinard was named assistant trust officer. Hughes will serve in Ihe Master Charge Division of the bank, Mourer in Operations, and Sullivan in Ihe Marketing Division. Kinard will supervise the accounting section o[ the Trust Department. Hughes, a native of Abilene, was graduated from Stamford High School and Hardin- Sec FIRST, PR. I5A K mart Grand Opening Set Special on K mart, Sect. C The new K mart discount department store located on a tract on the northeast corner of N. 1st and Pioneer Dr. will have its grand opening Thursday. A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. will precede the opening of Ihe huge store with Abilene city, Chamber of Commerce, newspaper and bank officials and top executives of the Kresge Company, operators of K mart stores, taking part in the ceremony. The new 116.000-square foot discount department store will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Gerald K. Habeck, manager of the new store, said. The Abilene K mart will be Ihe 33rd K mart to open in Texas, including a unit which also opens Thursday in Pasadena. A K mart in Fraser, Mich., and in Riverside, San Jose and Santa Clara, Calif., also will open Thursday. There arc K mart. Kresge and Jupiter stores operated by the Kresge Co. in the U.S. The new K mart here was built at a cost of million. The paved parking area will accommodate 957 cars. More than 175 Abi- lene residents will be employed in the store fulltime, with an additional personnel hired during holiday seasons. Special features of the store arc a complete Automotive Center selling tires, auto parts and accessories and servicing cars; a self-service Snack Bar with booth seating, and an enclosed Garden Shop. General Awarded Take' Silver Star SAIGON (AP) A general received the U.S. Army's third highest award for valor in com- bat because of a citation manu- factured by a team of enlisted word artists, the chief of staff for the 1st Air Cavalry Division admitted today. But Brig. Gen. Eugene P. Forrester "was completely enti- tled" to the Silver Star awarded him, said Col. George Newman. "There is no question about it. His service in the division was completely distinguished and he was renowned for his courage and valor." Forrester, now assistant chief of staff for civil operations and rural development in Saigon, was decorated last Thursday. The Award was based on ac- tions attributed to him in Cam- bodia on June 9, when he was the division's assistant com- l.icndcr. Informed sources said that after the bogus citation was sent up the chain of command, the general's aide and his helicopter He Wore Disguise Museum Trustee Arrested Trying to Sell Paintings NEW YORK (AP) The FBI says Ihe vice president of the Denver Art Museum Board of Trustees wore a wig and false muslrchc when he came here and attempted to sell two paint- ings that someone had stolen from the art collection of a friend. William Van Voast Warren Jr., the museum official, was not charged wilh (he theft of the paintings but wilh interstate transportation of stolen proper- ty, the FBI said Tuesday. Agents said Warren, 38, at- tempted to sell "Les a Renoir oil, and "Tahitian a charcoal drawing by Gauguin, to an unidentified art gallery. The two works were valued at by the FBI. But the gallery owner recog- nized the works as among those taken in a art theft from collector Montgomery Ritchie of Larkspur, Colo. The other works were recovered in Denver Monday night. The FBI said Warren, grad- uated from Harvard in 1951, now heads a .Denver feed bro- kerage firm. He lives with his wife and three children in Den- ver where ho has served as a museum trustee since 1961. Warren, wearing the wig and mustache, was arrested Monday night at the Woodbury Hotel IAP Wirtpholol WILLIAM VAN VOAST WARREN' JR. attcmplcd to sell stolen paintings where he had registered under dent, Robert L. Silber, said in a statement lhat "my long asso- ciation wilh Bill Warren during which lime he was a dedicated trustee of the art museum leaves me unable to believe the charges filed against him. I am sure lhat there is a great deal Ihe name, George E. Parker, the FBI said. Arraigned before U.S. Com- missioner Earle N. Bishopp, Warren released in his own custody Tuesday afler he waived a hearing and agreed to return to Denver voluntarily. In Denver, Ihe museum presi- about this episode which Is yet to be revealed." C-C 'Bold Effort' Starts With Students at Meeting By CHERYL FOSTER Reporter-News Youth Editor Operation Mainstream, a project to involve local high school students in the activities of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, was put into action Wednesday morning when 66 300 Christmas Dresses Needed About 300 new and used dolls need dresses. They'll go under t h c Christmas tree of the less privileged youngsters of Abilene whose parents are designated by the Goodfcllows. Persons wishing to dress dolls for the Goodfellows may pick them up from Mr. Alice'Lo.'tis, 1025 S. Jefferson any morning. Mrs. Loflis, who is doil chairman for VFW Auxiliary, which handles the doll dressing for the Goodfcllows along with Dycss Officers and NCO Wives, requested that dolls be picked up in the morning. Her telephone is 692-6885. ynung Abilcnians chosen as chamber members attented an orientation meeting at the Crnmbcr. Tucker Sutherland, chairman of the Operation Mainstream committee, said the idea behind the project is to "improve communication between young people in the Abilene area and some of us lhat are not so young.'1 THIS YEAR the M high school from Abilene High School, 31 from Cooper High School, and six from Abilene Christian High School will serve on Ihe Chambr ot Commerce, "not just as ex- officio members, just sitting, but you will be members wilh the same opportunities for actions and decisions as the other chamber President Ed Wifhcampcr told Ihe young people. He said the young people will See CHAMBER, PR. Non-Annexation Pact With Bandag Eyed By JIM CO.NXEY Reporter-News Staff Writer A resolution approving a non- annexation agreement with Bandag, Inc., will be considered Thursday by the Abilene City Council. Under the agreement, which City Ally. Ben Nicdecken said is authorized under state statutes, Beer Cans in Yard Punishable by Fine By ELLIE Hl'CKKR Q. Majbe jou can help me. How can we keep people from using our front yard as a garbage dump for thfIr empty beer cans? A. Well, you could post a sign saying anyone throwing beer cans on your properly nill be fined from ?l to that's Ihe penalty, ll's against the law to throw trash from a moving vehicle and it's also illegal to throw trash In someone's yard. If you can catch the sneaky culprits in Ihe act, you can lake them to municipal court. Q. I'm rcllrril and considering moving (o Drnxcr, Colorado. Could you find the highs and lows In Irmprralurc between the months of Novrmher and March? A. Between November and March, January was coolest wilh an average of 16 above, and November had the highest monthly average with 52 degrees. Now these temperatures were recorded at the Denver airport; they won't apply if you're tninking about going off on a mountain somewhere. In a Chamber of Commerce way, we ihink you should slay in Abilene where the winters just have lo be milder. Our mountains may not be as high, but where else could you find juch friendly people! Q. Could jou tell me when Comanchc High School's Homecoming game Is? Also I'd like lo know when Is Aspcrmont High School's homecoming game? A. Comanchc's homecoming is Ihis weekend, Friday Ihe 23rd al they're playing Winters High School. Aspcrmont having a homecoming this year: it was cncc scheduled for early October, hut was cancelled. Q. Who vw II (hit uld, "You ran trad a hone In waltr. bat joa cannot make him A. John Hcywood said It In the 1500's according to Familiar Quotations by B.irilett. The same idea has been expressed in slightly different words by other authors. Action Line has lo add its two cents worth: We say to Jir. Hcywood, "Mcbbc not, hut you can put salt in his oats to make him Can )ou nV permanent prrssrd material? i have some while curtains that .ire permanent prrssrd and want to the them hlack. The Instructions say they can't he bleached, but I wonder If (hoy ran be dyed? A. N'--> not very successfully. The finish is baked on and it's water repellent to some cxlcnt, says Home Kconomist Jnnnie I'caslcy. If you dye them, you'll end up cither with a lighter color or the dye won't be permanent. Q. We're wondering where we could locale some motion pkturM to be usrd for our church llallnurrn Party. The movie we'd like lo have It rallrd "The Haunting." We'd IILc to know how much II would cost, what kind of projector lo use, how Inn? we could keep It, rtc. If ran'l find this Information we'd like a list ol horror moilrs that we can secure. A. You're about three months loo late. Films Inc. in Dallas (H14 Dragon St.) has several copies of "The but they've been booked for months. In fact, all their horror movies arc booked; they just have a few mysteries available and they've sent you a list of Ihcm. If vou could get the film, it would cost for an audience less lhan 100, for 100 to 2.iO people. You'd need a 16mm projector and could keep the film for just one showing. You might book "The Haunting" riR.H now for next jear's Halloween parly. It should be reserved three or four months in advance. Sorry. Address lo Action l.lnr. Ttox .10, Abilene, Texas 79COI. Names will not he used but questions must be clgnrd and addrrssrs given. Plrasc Include telephone numbers If possible. the City of Abilene would not to annex Bandag property for seven years. City Manager II. P. Clif'.on said Wednesday that "to my knowledge this will be the first agreement of Ihis kind that Ihe city has made." CI.IKTON SAID that Ihe law is only several years old and that oihcr industries have been offered the same privilege but have not taken the city up on the offer. t'mlrr Uic law, cities are authorized to enter mlo such agreements wilh industrial district.1; outside the city limits. Clifton said similar agreements probably will follow, whereby Bandag" may be provided utility service and protection by Abilene police. Specifically, the city shall Scr COUNCIL PC- 2A NEWS INDEX Bndg- 3A CloM.fird 11-15A Com.tl IDA 2B 3A M-iimtol Obiiuariri............ ISA To Yrur Good Htolth------3A TV Wcmn'i 3E pilot signed so-called eyewitness accounts lhat were virtually c.-.rbon copies of the citation fabricated by the enlisted men. Spokesmen for the Army and the 1st Air Cavalry Division said the award lo Forrester w-as being investigated. Two of the enlisted men who wrote Ihe citation were reported to have left today for leave in Australia. They were Spec. 4 Roy Trent 22, of Kingsport, Tenn., and Spec. 4 Richard Kempkens, 21, of St. Clair Shores, Mich. A third member of the team, Pvt. James Olslad, 22, of Cash- ton, Wis., was reported in conference with the inspector general at Bien Hoa, 15 miles northeast of Saigon, and rot available to newsmen. The citation accompanying tho medal praised Forrester for "exceptionally valorous actions while serving as mission commander with the 1st Caval- ry Division Airmobile during a visual reconnaissance r 'sslon." It said Forrester's command helicopter flew over a ground unit that came under enemy fire while selling up a night defen- sive position. "After calling in and adjust- ing artillery fire on the enemy the citation contin- ued, "he ordered his pilot to de- scend in order to more closely judge Ihe effect of the artillery fire and to insure that no Ameri- can troops were endangered Al- though his aircraft had come under heavy fire, it remained in position to observe and adjust the artillery." Informed that the ground unit was running low on ammuni- tion, the citation went on, Forrester Hew to Fire Support Base Bronco, loaded his helicop- ter wilh ammunilion, landed the ammunition in the battle area and flew out a load of casual- lies. "Brig. Gen. Forrester's gal- lantry and leadership were de- ciding factors in turning a desperate situation into a defeat of a determined enemy the citation said. Newman said the team of en- listed men that writes citations for personnel of the division rec- See GENERAL, Pg. 2A Dies al 92 Laura C. Oldham, 92 prominent earlyday Abilenian died at her home at 1555 Oldham Lane at 9 a.m. Wednesday. She had lived in Abilene since the ISSO's coming here shortly after In? birth of the city in 1881, and her father, H. B. Cook, was an earlyday sheriff of Taj lor County. Her late "husband. D. M Oldham, who died in 1951, was a prominent atlorney and bank- ruplcy referee. She was a very active member of the First Church of Christ-Scier.list. Graveside ntes will be held at a.m. Thursday in Cedar Hill Cemetery, with Mrs. J. B. Ashby, Christian Science reader, officiating. Elliott's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include a sifter Mrs. J. C. Callaham of Antonio; two half brothers, Paul and Bond Cook of Lawn; three half sisters. Ruth Flaper of Lawn, Constance Montgomery of Lawn and Helen Tyrce of Miami, Fla.; and three nephews, Hudson Smart of 3758 Woodridge, prominent Abilene attorney, Lawrence Merchant rf Carlsbad. N.M., and Col. (Ret.) Edward N. Harris of Phoenix Ariz. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCS NIMUIII n.iift.r Scrtlci Hip, Pg. ABILENE AND VICINITY (WmlH ut> Clm ta parity irrcuc-i TNjrxHy Mir 0 ,-a ly, WMn.Wly ruM neir to. tran touthmit IM1 mph.. becoming i-id TEMPERATURE! rm. WMnlUir nv. 100 41 a M J M 00 01 PO 7.00 i ra '0.00 ii no u oo 1 lid irw lar II hourl ___. 71 fry] M. ina low for lilt ytln I H. .uiirf III! nteM: 7.C1 p m. lunrlii i 'fly: J-.il m. WIO.M- J pm. j rM1 "J Al ftflon: nil. noon: M ptr carl.