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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1970, Abilene, Texas WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 90TH YEAR, NO. 83 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, SEFFEMBER 7, TWENTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY --Aisocialed NICE PLACE TO Lisa Lauben of Wash- ington takes in Ihe smog-free view from the observatory atop the Empire Stale Building Sunday. Not only was the air clear, but the Department of Air Resources said pollution levels Sunday made il acceptable for breathing. Monday, the situa- tion was expected to change, with, pollution levels predicted to become unsatisfactory. (AP Wirepholo) Kidnoped 8-Year-Old Returned Sleuths Foil Bid to Produce Aborigine Revolution Leader By ELLIE KUCKER Were Bids Let On City Bus Station? Q. Who was. the contractor tor the City Bus Transfer station on North 2nd and Cedar? Were bids let on the con- struction? .A7 Gabbart Construction Co. built the terminal building. The City advertised in the newspaper for bids on Ihe building and re- ceived H G Construction, Locus Construction, Hose Son Con- struction, Shiflet Construction and Gabbart. Gabbart was the low bidder. Since the Fed- eral Government paid for two-thirds of the cost of construction (under the Mass Transportation Grant) all bids were first approved by the Dept. of Transportation In Washington, D. C. before the contract was awarded. Q. I read once In Action Line about some firm that re-weaves chair bottoms. Could you tell me again please. Ours .are a rattan cord-type. Av Ken Bisson at the Table Top In Burro Alley will re-weave your chairs although he's not eager to have a flood of rattan chairs to repair as rattan is difficult to work Give him a call at 672-2086. Q. I've hoard that Abilene Is Ihe only city in several large Texas (owns which has no state supported Inslilntlons of higher learning. Is (his true? A. Yes, Taylor County is the only county of its population size which doesn't have a public supported institution of higher learning. This is one reason the Chamber of Commerce, with agreement hy Ihe three colleges and the Abilene Public Schools, are "seeking to bring a junior college to Abilene. II would bring State and Federal education money to Abilene and result in lower college tuition costs for the residents. ]t'would also provide technical training that is no! available at the private colleges; business colleges here provide training in a few vocational fields but not in Ihe ma- jority of them. -Q. I'd like lo know why my mother receives her morning paper around a.m. and jet mine doesn't come till after on weekdays and on Sunday il's sometimes 10 a.m. Isn't (here any regulation on what lime Ihosc boys deliver their papers? I work at Ihe hospital and leave the honse at each morning; often Ihe paper is gone by Ihe lime I get home in Ihe afternoon. Circulation Mgr. Vranx I'nriU is lonk- ing'inlo this immediately, and will see that you get your paper earlier. There are some circumstances where the boys don't re- ceive their papers early enough some morn- ings- it could be because of press time or a' problem with distribution but. this is infrequent. Jlost of the carriers deliver at 6 a.m. on week-days, 7 a.m. on Sunday and 5 p.m. in the afternoon. This isn't a regulation, but the carriers try to adhere to this schedule because il keeps their customers happy. Address questions to Acllon Une, Box 30, Abilene, Texas Names will not be used hul questions mpst he signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbers il possible. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) An boy who Australian1 officials say was kid- naped to-East Germany six years ago in a bid lo produce a revolutionary leader lor Austra- lia's Aborigines arrived .back down under today after some in- ternational -sleuthing. Barry a part-Abo- rigine from, and clutched a bill as, he pissed through the airport, where he boarded another plane for the trip'home; He had al- ready flown more than 30 .hours Outhouse Per Family By PEGGY SIMPSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The federal government says it will pay up to 5400 per family to re- place outhouses destroyed by hurricane Celia with septic tanks or sewer lines. The installations will be made al temporary trailer homes of- fered as shelter for persons whose homes were destroyed when the storm raked Corpus Cliristi. Sen. Ralph W. Yarborough, D-Tex., called Ihe action by Ihe Office of Emergency Planning a victory for the people. The OEP's information chief, John Coleman, says the policy is not new in the government's disaster-related housing assist- ance program. But Yarbor- ough's staffers give a different account. The Texas Democrat's aides at Corpus Christ! said in the city's rural fringes, where pov- erty has made outdoor toilets the norm, some families applied for the trailers after their homes were destroyed. The trailer program calls for the families lo get their first three months rent-free, then an- other nine months with rent based on income. They are ex- pected to have found perma- nent, new homes within a year. At first, the Yarborough aides say, the Department of Housing and Urban Development told families they would be reim- bursed for buying septic lanks for the trailers. But then OEP overruled HUD and said Ihere would be no reimbursement, and thai fami- lies which didn't have the mon- ey to buy septic lanks wouldn't qualify for ttte trailers, accord- ing to the Yarborough staffers. Yarborough complained that was economic discrimination, because families which couldn't afford septic out- houses the slorm hardly could be expected lo afterward. without sleeping, he said. "I lay back in the.scat arid to sleep, but I he said. "I was too excited. I want to meet my two little brothers." Barry's mother, Kathy Trim- mer, lives in a Perth housing project wilh Ivan, 6. The third child, Thomas, does not live wilh Mrs. Trimmer, who is es- tranged from her husband. The story started in 1964, when Ban-y. was being laken care of at a preschool center in Perth, officials said. The wom- an who managed the center, liene Heisler, decided the tot would make the perfect leader for Australia's Aborigine minor- ity and took him first to Genoa, Italy, then to Karl Marx Stadt, East Germany, near the Czech- oslovakia border, the officials said. Mrs. Trimmer said Mrs. Heis- ]er tad selected Barry for in- doctrination as a revolutionary. May Miller, a Perth welfare officer who accompanied Barry from Melbourne to his home- town, said the case was cracked when undercover agents in West Berlin indicaled Mrs. Heisler would cross through from East Germany with Harry on Aug. 58 to make arrangements for an- other member of her family to fly to Australia. Australian con- sular officials in West Berlin served her papers then thai al- lowed them to take Ihe boy from her. Authorities said the boy prob- ably will live wilh liis mother, subsisting on payments from the Child Welfare Department. German Ex-Foes Friendly at Fliers Reunion ST. LOUIS (AP) Col. Erich HarLmann was a German su- per-ace who shot down 352 allied, aircraft during World War II. But he and his ex-foes were all friends together at a 23-year reunion of former fliers organ- ized by Don "Baron" Volkmer, a Dallas, Tex., businessman who used to fly P47s himself. Some 400 persons attended the three-day reunion, billed as the "first and last." A related air show at nearby Alton, III., featured World War II vintage aircraft such as the P51 Mustang, Light- ning P38, T6 trainer, Corsiar, Hellcat, Spitfire, Torpedo bomb- er and the German Messersch- mitt. Hartmann's record of downed enemy aircraft, mostly on Ihe Russian front in some mis- sions, made him the focal point of the reunion. Former U.S. air- men were constantly asking for his autograph. The 48-year-old Hartmann was held in a Russian prison for 10 years afler the war. He later continued his career as an offi- cer in the West German air force. Another at the reunion was Maj. Gen. Tamolsu Yokoyama, retired at 62, an authority on aircraft history and restoration of planes. During the war he commanded a squadron of 50 Zero fighlers near Ihc Philip- pine islands which was credited with destroying some 350 allied aircraft. Retired Gen. James H. How- ard, 57, of Washington, D.C., and Lt. Col. Kenneth R. Martin, M, of Kansas Cily, Iwo aces who had not seen each other for 26 years, spent many hours talking Arabs Demand Sirhan Release 300 Passengers Held on 2 Airliners BEIRUT, Lebanon, (AP) Palestinian guerrillas today de- manded Ihc release of Sirhan Q. Sirhan, Ihe convicted assassin of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, in ex- change lor the release of 300 passengers aboard two hijacked jellincrs held on a desert air- slrip near Amman. A spokesman [or Ihe Popular Front for Ihe Liberation of Palesline said: "When Sirhan killed Kennedy, he said, '1 did it for my country.1 Now the revo- lution of his country is required to do something for him." Sirhan, a Palestinian, has been sentenced lo death tor Hie 1968 slaying of the brother of President John F. Kennedy and is now in San Quentin Prison in California. The demand came as the Swiss government announced in Bern Itiat it had decided to yield lo an earlier demand of the hi- jackers and release three im- prisoned Arab commandos. Steward Praised As Hijack Foiled NEW YORK (AP) Amid cheers and screams of joy and relief, almost 500 waiting friends and relatives embraced ioved ones loday as they de- barked from a hijacked El Al jetliner al Kennedy Airport. As the first of Ihe 118 passen- gers cleared customs early to- day, they joined n group of wail- ing youths to form a circle and dance (he hora while singing Is- raeli folk songs. Within minutes, almost every- one in Ihe International Arrivals Huilding joined in the celebraling Ihe happy end to a tension-packed night. The 707 jetliner, one of four New York-bound planes hi- jacked Sunday, avoided being diverted lo the Mideast when one hijacker was killed and his female'companion wounded in a gun battle over England. Many passengers praised the bravery of Shlomd Vider, a sleward, who was wounded in the clash. They also cited the WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ES5A WEATHER BUREAU 95............. 73 It IM 77 W EO S7 85 High and row Icr 34-hO'jrs 9 a.m.: ?4 and 77. High and low same date las) year: ?J and JJ. Sunset last IwJay; sunset lon'ghl: 7jSi. reading al 7 a.m.: 33.11. Humidity at 9 a.m.: 47 per cenl. stewardesses who kept up spir- ils by leading them in songs. The hijack attempt occurred as the plane look off from Am- sterdam afler an intermediate slop. .May Shark, 60, of New York, said Ihe hijackers boarded the plane in Amsterdam and sat next lo her. A man who many passengers said was the hero declined to give his name but he recounted, "All of a sudden two shots rang out and we all thought that the pilot had had it. Nevertheless, after what seemed 10 years Ihe aircraft seemed lo correct its flight and head down tor Heath- row." Scotland Yard's special branch detectives met the plane in London and FBI agcnls were on hand in Neiv York. Reporter-News Business Off ice Closed Monday ......for Lcbcr Doy al- Ihcuqh both morning and even- ing editions will be published C5 USLJol. To Place A Classified... ......coll 672-7841 any time clurinn Ihc day up until 4 P.M. lor line ods to run Tues- day or olher days during Ihe week. If You Miss Your Paper ......call 673-4271, circula- tion deparlrr.ent, before I 1 A. M. for Iho morning edition, between 3 and 7 P.M. (or the afternoon. The hijackers have also de- manded that the West German government release litres Arab Icrrorisls held in .Munich and Ihc return of a commando girl held in London after an unsuc- cessful attempt to hijack an Is- raeli El Al plane Sunday. Four planes were involved in hijacking plots Sunday all by Arab commandos. The fourth, a 1'an American World Airways 747 jumbo was blown up in Cairo earlier today eight minutes after it landed. A Pan American spokesman said all IBS persons aboard had disembarked safely. Sirhan frequently has ex- pressed a belief that he eventu- ally would be released from U. S. prison through an ex- change such as the Palestine guerillas suggested. At Pasadena, Calif., his moth- er, Mary, was informed of the. guerillas' demands by a news- man. "Is this she asked. "I can't believe it." She began crying and laugh- Ing al the same time, and said: "I can't talk anymore." Los Angeles Dist. Ally. Evelle Younger, whose office handled the Sirhan trial, said Gov. Ron- ald Reagan of California would have the power lo release Sir- han. "Without trying to second gur-ss, I would have no idea nr no comment on the governor's Younger said. "11 is solely the governor. The governor has power to com- mute." A Pan American Boeing 707 relief plane landed later at Cai- ro airport lo pick Up (he passen- gers slr.inded by Lhc hijackers. It was one of four planes In- volved in hijacking plots Sunday all apparently by Arab com- mandos. An earlier report that 15 per- sons aboard the 747 were miss- ing was lalreled erroneous by a 1'an American spokesman. The relief plane, flown here from London, was expected to fly out most of the passengers of the destroyed 747. The jumbo jet was engulfed in flames after Ihe passengers and crew had been removed. NEWS INDEX Amusements 9A Bridge................7 A Classified 8-1 IB Comics 5B Editorials 12A Horoscope 7 A. Hospital Patients I3A Obituaries 2A Sports............ 10, 1 IA To Your Good Health 6A TV Log 7B Women's News 2, 30 over their experiences wilh the 154th fighter group, which was based in Boxted, England. Howard won a Medal of Honor for downing several German fighters whJL'h had altacked- a bomber formation, lie had not seen the colonel since Martin's fighter collided with a Mes- serschmitt over Germany. Martin and the German flier wound up in the same hospilal and Martin sakl "he had me broughl up Ihree flights of stairs just lo look at me. We both looked like we had been through a meal grinder. I'd sure like to see him again." Martin escaped after 14 months of captivity. Another mernber of Ihe same unit was former Lt. Col. Dick Turner of Fort Collins, Colo. Howard, Marlin and Turner ac- counted for 32 confirmed kills. FROM BULLETS TO BANTER Twenty-five years ago they would have shot each other down but on Sunday Col. Erich Hartmann, Germany's top World War II ace ex- changed quips in SI. Louis with Gen. James H. Howard (right) during a reunion of war veterans. Howard said "Let's see you do some tricks in this Messerschmidt. I want to see you perform." Hartmann, with' 352 downed planes, lo his credit, said: "I will slay on your wing. (AP Wirephoto) ;