Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1970, Abilene, Texas
Reporter OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 60TH YEAR, NO. 77 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 1, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Associated Press Charles Longford Sells Business CLOSE SHAVE The lliree occupants of Ihis pick-up nanwyly escaped serious injury when it was sent backwards into a utility pole after it was involved in a collision with a car at the inter- section of FM 400 and 40 some 7 miles to the cast of Lubbock. The bottom of the pole was sheared off by the impact, while the (op ten feet of the pole was left hanging in the wires. (AP Wircphoto) Mrs. Monteith Freed at C-City By ROY A. JONES II, Rcnorlcr-News Staff Writer COLORADO CITY The Monteith murder trial look a sudden, unexpected turn here Tuesday morning when Criminal Dist. Ally. Ed Paynter of Abilene asked that the charges against 18-year-old Judy Monteith be dismissed. "I just didn't think we proved the _ rt case against Paynter explained Dirinfl minutes after he had rested the slate's IvIjIliU rflQI "murder with malice aforethought" case against Mrs. Monteith and her 23-year-old husband, a former Abilene the alleged beating 4 I I Clouds continued lo dump rain or the Big Country Monday night, with Rising Star, southeast of Abilene, receiving J.50 inches and an area 10 miles northeast of lliere gauged up to 2.50 and 3 inches. Gorman measured an inch ol rain Monday but il was lhe first reported since rainfall began Sunday. San Angclo received only a trace officially Monday bul downtown .55 inch was recorded and the Riverside Golf Course reported .15 inch. Elsewhere, Mcrkcl got .50 inch, Ranger .30, Hreckcnridgc .06 Ballinger .05, and Colorado City .10. Abilene received .14 inch of rain Monday evening bul none during the night, bringing the yearly total to 14.01, short ot the 16.07 normal. (rack star, for death ot their. 3-month-old daughter Stephanie last January. Judge Austin McCloud entered a verbal order dismissing the charges against Mrs. Monteith as she was led weeping for joy, lo a downstairs court- room where witnesses are waiting. Paynler's motion lo dismisses charges was based on two facets: 1. Wives of defendants cannot he convicted as an accessory in the state of Texas. 2. Insufficient evidence, at this point, lo show Mrs. Monleith was a principal with her husband in Ihe alleged crime. .JUrxii: McCI.Olfl) said tie expects Mrs. Monteith still lo be called as witness in the Sec MONTEITH, 1'g. 2A After 39 Years, Dixie Pig's Boss Is Retiring liy GKOIIGE NEAR Business Editor Abilcne's oldest "home-owned restaurant, the Dixie Fig at nultcrmil and S. Ulh, changed ownership Tuesday when Charles L. Langford, -who lias operated the restaurant for the past 3D years, sold the business to Nicholas J. Andrews, former longtime restaurant, man from Hillsboro. Langford, a civic leader who admits tlial he has "worked seven days a week since 1 was 1C years plans to assist Andrews in the takeover of the loiifiihnc Abilene business before he "retires for good, and that's not going to be an easy job, I guess, after being active all this lime." ANDREWS, who married the former Helen Vletas ol Abilene in 1946 and has many "in-law" relatives here (the Vlelas family in the past operated a number n[ candy establishments in is a native of Bessemer, Ala., but was raised in Tex., where liis father was head chel of Chris' Heslauranl. It All ISepan With 6 Sloolii, 1'g. IB_______ He allcndcd Hillsboro schools, Hillsboro. Junior College and Southern Methodist University before working for a time in Dallas and Ilien entering the service in World War II. Returning to llillsboro he entered Ilic restaurant business owned by his falhcr, Jim, and uncle, Gus. The Andrews Cafe, operated tor more than half a century, finally closed in January of this year when the building housing the cafe was purchased by the Ilillsborn Slate Hank of expansion of the bank. IN 1045 ANDREWS and Gordon Eubank, Gus Andrews' son-in-law, look over full management of the cafe and opernled it until II was closed. Andrews is a member of the Texas Restaurant Ass n., American Legion in Ilillsbnra and has been active in DcMolay work. He and his wife, Helen, have two children, a daughter, Cannell, 22, who graduated trnm Slephens College last spring, and a son, George, who was salulatorian at Millsboro High last spring and plans to atlend Ihc University of Texas this fall. His wife has been a leacher in Hillsboro High, leaching business and oilier courses. "I plan lo keep the Dixie 1'ig concept just as it Andrews said. "We will conlinue to follow Langford's policy of serving food and offering excellent service." ANDREWS EXPRESSED pride in the reputation of the Andrews Cafe in Hillsboro ns "one of the most famous rcslauranls in Texas which served the famous and infamous." A few of the noUble people who ale lliere included Lyndon Johnson, Wnadixnv Wilson, Vice President John Nance Garner, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, Raymond Hamilton, Van Cliburn, John Wayne, Jeff Chandler, Mac West, Hoy Rogers and Dale Kvans, Uim and Abner, Tom the one who created the greatest stir, Elvis Presley. Even Gov. W. Lee O'Daniel antl his Light Crust Dough Boys stopped there a number of limes and served hot biscuits all around. CHARLES L. LANGFORD retiring not easy August Rain Over Normal The month of August had above-average temperature and rainfall dispile the long, hot dry spoil which plagued the Big Country during the early parl of the summer. Hain fall in Abilene during August was 1.54 inches, .07 inch above the 1.47 normal (or the month. The greatest amount of rain fell on Aug. 14 .CG. Average temperature for August was 83.0B degrees, .08 degree above Ihc normal. The high for the monlh was 102 on Aug. 18 and the low was 62 on 24. A monthly look at rainfall for 1070 indicates that February, March, April and August received above normal measurements. Rainfall for the first eight mnnlhs show: January .04 inch fell; normal is .88 inch. February 1.84; normal 1.09. March Z.41; normal 1.04. April normal 2.27. May 3.G8; normal 4.33. June 1.94; normal 2.G7. July a trace fell; normal 2.28. August 1.51; normal 1.47. NEWS INDEX Amusements 58 Bridge 7A Business News........ 1OA 7-1 OB Comics 6B Editorials..............4B Horoscope 6A Hospital Patienls........4A Ohilunries 2A Sports B-9A Tickcl Stubs........... 5B To Your Good Health------11A TV Loq.............. 1 IA Women's News..........3B Senate ixons icies End War Backers Go Down, 55-39 WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate, in a vote lhat upheld President Nixon's Vietnam poli- cies, refused today to set dead- lines for withdrawal of all American troops. The roll call vote was 55 to 39. It turned down a proposal lhat (he troops be pulled out by Ihe end of 1971. The defeat of the "Amend- ment to Knd the came as a triumph for Ihe Nixon admin- istration, after months of con- troversy in which critics de- nounced the measure as a blue- print for Ihe first defeat in American history. Kill Sens. George IIGovern, D-S.D., and Mark 0. Halfield, R-Ore., Ihe principal sponsors of Ihe amendment, said Ihe vole succeeded in demonstrating Ihc cleplh of national discontent over America's long and bloody struggle in Southeast Asia. "This amendment gave a ral- lying point lo millions of an- guished citizens across Ihis war-weary McGovern told the Senalc. Branding the war the cruc- lest, Ihe most barbaric and Ihe most stupid conflict in Ameri- can history, McGovern said: "Every senator in this cham- ber is partly responsible for sending young Americans lo an early grave." The defeat of the amendment was all but scaled le.sr. than an hour before Ihe vote when Ken. John Sherman Cooper, R-Ky., considered a key figure by Ihe HaKield-McGovern forces, an- nounced he would not support it. Cooper said Ihe Congress Market- Mixed NEW YORK slock market opened mixed today in moderate trading. The Vole, I'g. 2A musl place ils faith in Ihe Presi- dent. Voting rtiainsl 'he Hatfield- McGovern amendment were 3-1 Republicans and 21 Democrats. The supporting vole was made up of 32 Democrats and 7 He- publicans. The vole of 3D for the amend- ment was exactly lhat predicted by Republican leaders and Uvo 'Aerobics7 Author To Be in Abilene The Taylor-Jones County Medical Society will bring a nationally known speaker in the field of physical fitness to Abilene next week. Kenneth II. Cooper, M.D. (LI. Col. in Ihe author of Ihe book who lias been instrumental in the development of a program of physical fitness for aslronauls and USAF personnel, will .speak at the Abilene High .School Auditorium at R p.m. on Sept. 8. His subject will be the "Development of a Personal Physical Fitness Program for All Ages." Dr. Cooper lias studied and written extensively on Ihis subject, having authored or co- aulhorcd some 34 publications in Ihe past several years. Dr. Cooper was born in 1331 and attended pre-mcd at the University of Oklahoma and medical school at Ihe Univcrsily of Oklahoma School ol Medicine, graduating in IS56. He entered Ihe Array in Ifl57 and received a lalcral Iransfcr to the Air Force's School nt Avialin Medicine in 1H60. Dr. Cooper is a certified specialist of the American Board o f Preventive Medicine (Aerospace In I9S7, he received Ihc DR. KENNKTH COOl'KU authority National Juyccc award for leadership in physical filncss, and is presently a member of the Governor's Committee on Physical P'ilncss. Other medical memberships held by Dr. Cooper include Trustee and p'ellow, American College of Spoils Medicine; Fellow, American College of Prevcnlivc Medicine; and Sec COOl'ICK, I'g. 2A Assistance Sought for Mother, Going Blind Municipal Airport Tolal for Normal for BIG COLORADO DF, PAINT RISING SAN (Downtown) v ELLIE RL'CKKR Q. My mother Is going blind and I would like to know where to write regarding Information on benefits for Ihe blind. She has always liked lo read and I'm interested.in a (alking Bible; also snni2 of the blind receive sonic sort ot pension and I'd likt to know about this and any other benefits thai she might he allowrd. A. Fortunately, the stale is prepared lo lake good care of your mother. Jerry Lewis, rehabililation counselor for the State Commission for the Blind (673-5181) will he in Rreckcnridge lo see. you Ihis week. He'll supply your mother with a talking hook machine with recordings of books and magazines, and find someone lo teach her Braille, lo get around on her own, to develop her other senses and become as independent as possible. Drop hy the Dcpt. of Public Welfare in lhe Slephens County Courlhouse lo sec it she's eligible for a monlhly pension. For a free talking Bible, write to Christian Record Braille Foundation, 4444 S. 52nd St., Lincoln, Nebraska 68506. Q. We've heard so much annul a junior college In Abilene, now I'd like to know why do we need a Junior college when already have lhe three church schools? A. Two main reasons: There's no vocational technical Iraining now available in Abilene beyond the high school level (such as welding, data processing, licensed vocational nursing, electronics, building trades, office occupations, drafting, small appliance repair and mechanics) and these will be offered by the junior college. The other advantage ot a Jr. college is lhat tuition would be substantially lower than at the private colleges, and yet they actually would be attending classes in the Ihree senior colleges. The junior college studcnls would have to pay less, but the three existing colleges would be repaid by stale (unds for Ihc difference in Uiilion. Q. Annul live weeks ago I wrote you asking a question and never received an answer. I don't know U I Just didn't see it In (he paper or II you dldn'l receive II. Anyway, I lo know how (o write Billy Graham's column, "My Answer" anil also I wanted lo know if all Ihe questions lhat he receives arc published In his column. A. We received your letter and wrote immediately to Billy Graham asking if ha publishes all questions he receives in his column. Since we haven't heard a word from him, we conclude that he does nol answer all his mail, in his column or otherwise. If you want lo write anyway, address your letter to Billy Graham, Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate Inc., 435 N. Michigan Avc., Chicago, III. 60611. Q. Concerning dilution of perfumes, you said (hat ethyl alcohol can be purchased only at a liquor store and I'd like to know why. A. Ethyl alcohol is 100 proof and legally only those who have a liquor license can sell it relail. Druggists can get it for Ihcir own use, tax free (tor preparing eardrops, but it involves much red tape, form filling and a wait of six lo eighl months, so rather than go lo all the bother, most druggists just purchase the small amount they need from a liquor store. Denatured alcohol can be purchased just about anywhere because it has additives lhat make it harmful to drink. Q. I'd like (o know If (here Is a place In nr around Ahllenc where I could lake roller skating lessons. It so, how much do they cost? A. The Fairway Roller Kink at 201 N. Khelton has room for six more students. Don'l worry aboul gelling in you're now on lhe list. You'll learn two waltz steps, Ihc figure eight, Ihe two-step and four or five marches. Class meets Tuesday and Thursday from 4 lo p.m. costs 51.25 nor lesson. Call n. K. Baker at 672-0670 after p.m. For others who just want to learn the basics of skating (backwards and forwards) Baker will help you free of charge any week night; just drop hy the rink. Address questions lo Action Line, Box 30, Ahllenc, Texas 79604. Names will nol be used hut questions must he signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbers It possible, r- less than the last private count taken by the McGovern-Ilatfield forces. The galleries were only partly filled during the 15-minute count down. Spectators made no sound as the vote was announced. Republican Leader Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania told the Senate in closing debate that the, amendment was mischievous and could do harm and no good, although he said it might be ad- vanlageous lo senators "who can manage to get full-page publicity" from it. Democ-ratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana said in closing debate that rejection of Halfield-McGovcrn would amount to praise for a "military withdrawn! that has yet to lake place." "1 do not question the Presi- dent's will or skill in conducing foreign policy or in acting as commander in .Mansfield declared. Hut, ho added, "wilh all due respect the difficulties are such In niy judgment lhat joint effort is reeded." Son. Bany (ioldwatcr, the Ar- izona Republican who carried Jiis parly's standard in the IBM presidenlial election, said the war cou'd have been over six years ago "if we had used our power." The nation, said Goldwater, didn't hare Ihe "guts" to do it. "II sickens me lo hear amend- ments come up like he snid. "Our President inherited thohc wrongs. He didn't create them. And he is the first Presi- dent we've had try to do some- thing to correct them." "WEATHER U. S- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map, Pg. 4-A) ABILENE AflD VICINITY (40-mHa radius) Partly cfoidy Tuesday and TLPwlay n'ghl wifi poiiible mattered ircweri. ro partly cloudy and warmer YJcdn-utay vnlh a high BMerrw.s 93 and a Tuesday piqt-.l in ihs 70s. Probability of rain cenl Tuesday n'ghl. Wirds variably 5-14 m.p.h. High arvf (ow (sr 74 hours ending 9 a.m.: 91 and t7. Hiqh (or same period I ail year: 89 and 63. S unset Mil nighl: p.m. Sur.rlis a.m. Sunset IcnigM: p.m. NEED CASH? Look around lhe house and garage for those items that you no longer use. Sell them in the Family Week-Ender FR1.-SAT.-SUN. 3 Lines 3 Days No Eilenilcn or RflurJ 11 Thil Rill 15 Average No Phone Ordl-n Plenie Only >00 50c Each Additional Line CASH IN ADVANCE YOU SAVE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS DEADLINE THUR5. 3 P.M.