Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 2, 1970, Abilene, Texas
gbtttm "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron BOTH YEAR, NO. 78 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79G04, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 2, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Associated Press Arab Quarrels Strain Mideast FOR A LITTLE PEP, POPS1CLES What usually is regarded as a kid's treat comes onto the field as a football" training in- novation for the University of Oklahoma Sooners. "Why says coach Chuck Fairbanks. "We've always given the players salt and stuff like that Neil Acker, Okmulgee, Okla.-, left, ind John McLaughlin, Westminster, Calif., en oy two of the three available flavors. Story on Pg. 9A. (AP Wirephoto) Boy, 10, Sick After Police Spray Gas in Wrong House PASADENA, Tex. (AP) A 10-year-old boy was reported ill today from effects of tear gas fired into the wrong house early Tuesday by officers searching for two wanted men. T. J. Cromeens, his wife Dor- lenc and their sons Danny, 10, and Norman, 17, were gassed at their home in this Houston suburb by a posse of Houston, Pasadena, county and stale of- ficers. The men surrounded the house after informers toW them it Ihe hiding place of two men wanted in the shooting of a dep- uty sheriff. They later discovered the hcuse they were looking for slands a block away. It is al- mosl identical to the Cromeens' house, officers said. The leader of Ihe posse, Houston police Lt. J. E. Gunn, rescued Danny, who did not leave the house with his parents and older brother. Gunn said he ordered the at- tack after no one answered calls to come ont- heard them calling but we didn't think it was for Mrs. Cromeens said. DeLeon Gets 1.41 Rainfall Thunderclouds rolled across the Big Country for the third day, dumping up lo 1.41 inches of moisture on De Leon and more than an inch in other areas. Comanche received 1.25 inches Tuesday afternoon, bringing the Iwo-day lotal Ihere lo 2.50. Brady reported 1.25. Stephenville recorded 1.09 Tuesday evening and Dublin received .88, bringing its total to 1.33. To the west, Colorado City received .50 early Wednesday, bringing the tolal In an inch, and Westbrook got an additional .25 for a lotal of .90. Hcrmleigh gauged .40 Tuesday for HO and Big Spring had .20 Tuesday (or .80. The forecast for Abilene calls for clear (o partly cloudy skies Wednesday and Thursday with afternoon temperatures reaching 95 and a low Wednesday night about 70. Winds should be 10-15 m.p.h. from the south. The extended forecast at ESSA Weather Bureau at Abilene Municipal Airport calls tor cloudy skies possible scaltered showers Friday, but clearing Saturday and Sunday. V She telephoned Pasadena nn- lice and they advised the family lo leave th; house but Ihe gas came before they could do so, she said. The of fleers'wore calling the names of two men suspected o[ breaking.into a Houston store last month and wounding-Deputy Mike C. Scheme, 31, when lie tried lo arrest [hem. As officers reached tlie house neighbors told them two men had left wilh baggage. "I don't know if we're going (o be able lo save any of our Mrs. Cromeens said. She said the tear gas projec- tile smashed through a living room wall. No damage estimate has been she said, be- cause no one could stand lo slay inside the house long enough lo make an accurate assessment. 3 Tulsa Women Identify Husbands in N. Viet Film Okla. (AP) In the hushed darkness of a television studio, three Tulsa women "pos- tively" identified Ihejr husbands Tuesday niglil in a special tele- cast of film released last week by North Vietnam. Mrs. Carol Monlux, Mrs. Jana Walker and Mrs. Barbar Kies- zel all staled without reserva- tion that their missing husbands did appear in Ihe 17-minule film of prisoners of war. Another Tulsa woman, Mrs. James Carter, said she "thought" her husband had been among (he many men shown in Ihe film. All of the husbands are Air Force pilots. "It looks just like said Mrs. Fieszcl. Her husband, Capl. Clifford Fieszel, was re- ported missing Feb. 3, 1966, when his plane was lost over North Vietnam. Mrs. Fieszel's 10-year-old son, Eddie, also expressed recogni- tion. "It sure looked like him I know lhat was my said the youngster. "I didn'l sec him until my mother hollered, but then I'saw him." "That's said Mrs. Mon- lux, I just know it." Her hus- band, Lt. Harold Monlux, was reported missing in November 1966. "He doesn't seem lo have changed at she said. "His face was said Mrs. AValker, "but I am quite positive I saw him." Capt. Clif- ford Walker, 28, has been miss- ing since 1966. Some 30 Tulsa area relatives of missing servicemen gathered at the sludios of KTUL-TV lo watch a special rerun of the North Vietnamese film broad- cast over network television sta- tions Monday night. India House Votes to End Maharajah Purse NEW DELHI (AP) India's Parliament voted today to reduce the country's 279 pensioned mahafajahs to the status of commoners giving Prime Minister Indira Gandhi a major political victory. By a vote of 33fi to 155, the lower house approved a constitutional amendment abolishing the maharajahs' annual privy purses totaling million and special privileges such as free electricity and water, duty free imports and exports, anncrt guards in front of their residences, and their own flags. With the aid of all the leftist opposition parties, including the Communists, Mrs. Gandhi was able to muster nine more voles Ulan the required two-thirds approval. Mrs. Gandhi told Parliament Tuesday elimination of the princes' privy purees and special privileges would help "establish a society of complete equality." She argued there is nothing "immoral" about a constilu- lional amendment to nullify the agreement licr father, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, made in 1347-48. If passed, the amendment would eliminate (he rnaharajas' exemptions from laxes, authorization to have foreign bank accounts, duty-free imports and exports, free electricity and water to two palaces each, government-furnished armed guards, celebration of their birthday as holidays in their former capitals, and virtual immunity from arrest. The princes' privy purses range from a few hundred dollars a year to a year paid to the Haharajah of Mysore. In exchange for them, the maharajas then numbering nearly HO surrendered square miles of land with 100 million subjects. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fighting between Iraqi and Jordanian troops threatened to break out today in the wake of another attempt to assassinate King Hussein. Baghdad Radio said Iraqi troops stationed in Jordan moved into position alongside Palestinian guerrilla forces "following the Jordanian shelling of Palestinian refugee camps and civilian quarters of the capital." "This obliged the Jordanian army to withhold shooling at Fedayccn (guerrilla) camps and civilian the broadcast said. It added that Iraqi troops had been alerted "to face actions against Pales- tinian resistance." The .Iraqi government said Tuesday it had threatened to or- der its troops in Jordan into action against Hussein's army unless Jordanian troops slopped firing on the Palesti- nians. Fighting broke oul again be- tween Palcsliniaii guerrillas and Jordanian forces in Amman Tuesday night after Amman Ra- dio reported another atlempt to assassinate Ihc Jordanian king. The Al Falah guerrilla organi- zation said in Beirut dial 10 per- sons were killed and 40 wounded during the niglil, and that spo- radic shooting was still going on today. Military sources in Beirut said that despite Baghdad's claims, the Iraqi troops in Jor- dan were neither much of a threat to the Jordanian army nor much polcnlial help lo the guerrillas. They said the Iraqis were mostly artillery and an- tiaircraft units, not street fight- ers, and they added Dial the Jordanian arrriy is the best In the Arab world and probably could contain the Ira- qis. Market Lower NEW YORK (AP) The stock market opened lower today in moderately active trading. Ixisers held a narrow lead over advances among Ihe issues traded on the New York Slock Exchange. Amman Radio denied thai Jordanian troops bad fired on refugee camps. II also said the government had the situation under control and that life in the capital was returning to normal. But a Jordanian living in Beirut who got a telephone call through lo his family in Amman said they lold him the streets were descried and people were afraid lo go out. Amman was largely sealed off from Ihc outside world today. The airport was shut down, most telephone rommunicalions were cut, and the borders were closed. Radio Amman said Hussein's motorcade was fired on Tues- day as it approached a railway underpass but lhal the 34-year- old monarch was not hurt. He was on his way lo Iho airport to meet his daughter, Princess Alia, whose flight was diverted to Reinil because of the attack. It was the second assassina- tion attempt against Hussein in Iliree months. An attempt in June was followed by a week o! fighting between Jordanian troops and guerrillas in which about persons were killed or wounded. Today was the fifth straight day of fighting between the army troops and Ihc comman- dos. Clashes last weekend re- portedly killed 12 persons and wounded 20. Monteith Jurors To Be Locked Up By HOY A. .TONES II Reporter-News Sl.ifl Writer COLORADO CITY After only two rcbultal witnesses liacl testified briefly, holh sides closed ihcir cases here Wednesday morning in the murder trial of Hotel! Eugene Monteith, 23, former Abilene High track star, for ihc alleged beating death o! his infant daughter last January. Judge Austin McCloud said lhal final arguments in the case Will begin at 2 p.m., and he caulioned jurors to "bring your Amusemenls 7A Bridge 5A Classified 8-I2B Comici 5B Editorials 4B Horoscope 14A Hoioilal Palienls 8A Obituaries 2A Sports..............9-1 I A To Your Gccd Health 5A TV Loa.............. 12A Women's 3B Bank Robbery More Like a Comic Movie ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) The FBI said it was a bank robbery, bul an Atlanta policeman said it was "more like a comic movie" routine. "We've got a real mess on our said Ihe policeman, who asked that he not be quoted by name. "We're still trying to sorl it all out." The policeman referred lo an abortive bank robbery Tuesday in which official reports said three bandits: very litlle cash but, in- stead, were booby trapped by a smoke bomb disguised as a slack of bills. filmed in aclion by cameras located within Ihe bank. to escape in an It- year old car, the license number of which was taken by a wit- ness, then bogged down Ihe ve- hicle in Ihe muddy backyard a northwest Atlanta residence. finally, got into a fight in which one was slashed on the arm by a companion and had to be lakon (o a hospital for treat- ment. The Fill said one man, identi- fied as Kenneth J. Redford, 19, of nearby Dccalur, Ga., was ar- rested and charged in tile rob- bery of the Trust Co. of Georgia branch hank. They also said that Asst. U.S. Ally. Allen L. Chnncey has au- Ihorizcil the filing of a federal complaint against a second man, Charles R. Martin, 24. of Atlanta, who was still being sought. Police said a third man was being held in an Allanla hospi- tal. They did not identify him. shaving gear when you come back, because I'm not going lo allow to separate after I've given you the court's charge." THE ALL-MALK jury selected last wrek had not been locked up during the two days of tcstimony- In n surprise move, Montcith's attorney, Nclaun Quinn, introduced into evidence Wednesday morning three color photographs taken of three- month-old Slcphanic Monteith at Hendrick Memorial Hospital on Jan. 14, Ihe morning after she was admllled In critical condition. She died Jan. 17. The pictures were identified by Detective Lt. Dwain Pybum of Abilene Police Department, called by Quinn as his lone rebuttal witness. The photos showed three different views of the child. In each she had her right eye open and her left closed. THE CHILD'S HEAD had been shaved so surgeons could perform a "subdural tap" lo relieve pressure on Ihe brain, and the scalp was painted light red with an antiseptic substance. Criminal Dist. Ally. Ed Payntcr, who is leading the prosecution, and seeking the death penalty for Monteith, then recalled Dr. Walter I. Hofman, Dallas County medical examiner, as his final rebuttal witness. Dn. HOFMAN, a forensic pathologist, viewed photographs anrf said lhal, without a scheme, he was unable lo See MONTOTH, Pg. 2A WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ES'A WEATHER BUREAU [Wlilhcr Map, Pg. B A) ABILENE AND VICINITY radius) Clear 10 parlly clttrfy arxJ a liri'e warmer Wednesday and Thursday In a hirjh toih npar 95 wilt) a in Ihe Irj-v JOi, V.'i-di frrrm soyJh 10-15 m p.h. High a'd for 24 endlr.g 9 90 arid 70. it rji fcr dale lail yean and M. S'-r.isf fail o.m. Su.inva a.m. Sunset p.m. Red-Faced Officials Send Ducats to Breck WHERE" IT RAINED ABILENE ANSON BAIRD BIG SPRING BHECKENRIDGE BRADY CISCO COLEMAN COLORADO CITY COMANCHE DE LEON DUBLIN HERMLEIGH RANGER nOBY HOT AN STAMFORD STEPHENVILLE WESTBROOK WINTERS Wed. 2-Day Tolal .10 Tr. .20 .80 .02 1.25 1.35 .30 1.03 .50 1.00 .72 1.22 3.25 2.50 1.41 1.92 .88 1.33 .40 1.40 .10 .40 .10 .21 .25 Tr. 1.09 1.49 .25 .90 .10 By ELLIE RUCKEft Q. Viegariilng tree tickets for school children lo (he West Texas Fair, I'd like (o know how Ihe Invitations (n area schools are selected. I'm enclosing a map showing distances from Abilene of the group selected for tickets and also looked up population factors and feel the children and teachers of Breckenriilgc should have been Included. A lot of shopping and professional services of Ahllene are used hy Breckcnrldgc people and I surely hope this Is just an oversight. We'll attend the fair anyway, but feel lhat Brecfcenridgc should have been Included In the. (owns receiving free Mckels. A. You will no doubt be voled mosl popular citizen by Brcckenridge children for catching Ihc oversight. Harvey Baker, Fair president says his face is very red! Tickets should have been sent lo Ihe Brockcnridge children, but somehow in Die confusion they were not. Thanks lo your letter to Action Line, tickets are on Ihe way righl now. Baker said the Fair Board considers Breckenridge folks our finest anil best friends and you certainly should be included. Q. I sure hope you can come up with a fair result because I'm so sick of it I'm ahoul to croak! My problem Is I have real (lark droopy eyes. It's (he droops I have under my It's not lack of sleep. I Inherited this from my dad. Cnufd yen give some advice to lighten (hem? Please! J havcn'l begun lo wear cjc make-up yd. P.S. I have long eyelashes. A. This is Aclion Line's first case of but we've found a solution. You'll be receiving by mail three shades of re- louch cream compliments of a cosmetics dealer. One of Ihe shades is bound lo camouflage the dark circles. You can wear it even if you don't wear other make-up gently rub it in and the "droops" should disappear. P.S. Enjoyed the sell-portrait at the bottom of your letter. Q. Exactly where Is Ihe money coming from (o finance (he work being done OB the right of way? And what Is the estimated (olal cost of this project? A. It's being paid for by bond fund money from the 1967 bond election; it's part of Ihe capital improvements program. The estimated tola] cost is Highl now they're laying Ihe main water line for the sprinkler system. Eventually the area between Cedar and Sayles on both North and Soulh First will be beautified with grass, shrubs and flowers. p. .Several months ago It was possible lo fjci a free copy of (he Pledge of Allegiance by Red Skcllon. Could you tell rne If and where I could posslbiy pick up a couple of copies? We heard him read It In person July 4th In Washington. A. One of Ihe local TV stations offered thorn awhile bach and fortunately slill has a few left. The station manager dropped two in the mail lo you; you should have ihem by the lime you read this. Q. Is there anyway of finding oul If a company could put together a Bible for my own peraul use. I want Me which will bive all extra Items and specifications I have always wanted In one Hlhle. My spcclflcallons are a lot, hu( I'm willing to pay for II, If it's reasonable. A. If you consider several thousand dollars reasonable, then we tan help you, but chances are that's more than you bargained for. The initial cost in printing a book is in setting the type and getting it ready to print, and the base price per page is for a 6x9- inch page. That means a book of only 100 pages would you and a Bible wilh added information would run way over 100 pages. You might type it yourself, then use a copy machine and have il bound. It won't be (oo professional looking and will cost about 10 cents a page. Or you could sell your idea to a publishing company; if your new version is of interest and enough people buy it, you might even make a profit on it. Address questions lo Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 7KB4. Names will not be used hut questions must be signed .and addresses given. Please Include (efepbone numbers If possible.