Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1970, Abilene, Texas
Abilene "WITHO.UT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 90TH YEAR, NO. 85 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 0, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Auociatcd PreM rrillas Hijack 5th Airliner By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A British jetliner wilh 76 per- sons aboard was hijacked in Ihe Middle East today. Palestinian guerrillas threatened to blow up the aircraft when it landed at Beirut airport unless it wns pro- vided with fuel to fly on to an- other destination. The plane later left Beirut amid speculation it was headed fcr Ihe Jordanian desert airstrip where, (wo oilier captive pianos WTC under guerrilla guard. This was Ihe fifth hijacking attack this week by Palestine guerrillas. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine assumed responsibility for lo- .day's incident, as it had for the others. "ritish Overseas Airways Corp. VC10 airliner was iii- Jacked and ordered lo fly to Bei- rut shortly after it took off from Bahrein in Die. Persian Gulf. The airline said 66 passengers and 10 crew members were aboard. Representatives of the Inter- national lied Cross were nego- tiating lor the freeing of two c Vr Western airlines and 173 hostages held by guerrillas on a desert airstrip in Jordan. HOAC olficiah said Arab guerrillas captured Ihe control lower of Beirut airporl and in- truded the British jet "to land, refuel and fly on to a furtlrer destination." Later a fuel truck drove up to the plane, which had been on a flight. It was believed in Beirut that Ihe Popular Front grabbed the British plane to put pressure on the British government for the release ot Leila Khalcd, the 24- year-old guerrilla held in London since she and a male companion failed in their attempt to lake over an Israeli airliner Sunday.- The man was killed by Israeli security agents aboard the plane. Before the 130AC Hijacking, the British government had ap- peared to be preparing to re- lease Miss Khaled, joining Swit- zerland and West Germany in meeting the demands ot the hijackers holding Ihe planes in Jordan. Political sources in London said Uie girl would be shipped out ol Britain as soon as the Popular Front released the two planeloads of hostages held at Ihe El Khana airstrip 25 miles northeast of Amman. The Popular Front had said it would blow up the two planes at 10 p.m. EOT today unless the British released Miss Klialed and the Swiss and West German governments freed six other guerrillas arrested for terrorist Bumpers' Strong Arkansas Victory Stuns Observers Faubus Concedes Former Gov. Orval E. Faubus, with Eliza- beth, :at his side, conceded deleat Tuesday night after falling hopelessly behind Dale Bumpers: of Charles- ton in the runoff for the Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Faubus, who served six terms be- fore retiring., undefeated in 1966, came out of political retire- ment lo make the race. (AP Wirephoto) 'Bumpkin' Label Doesn't Fit Victor Over Orval Faubus LITTLE HOCK, Ark. (AP) Dale Bumpers often refers to himself as a "country bumpkin lawyer." Bul the description doesn't fit (he articulate 45- year-old attorney who Tuesday defeated former Gov. Orval E. Faubus to win Arkansas' Demo- cratic gubernatorial nomina- tion. Outfitted in a dark suil, some- times puffing on a small cigar in nonpublic moments, Bumpers has a polish and dash thai Fau- bus called a major campaign asset. Bumpers seldom speaks from a prepared lext. A history buff, he quotes from a variety of fig- ures ranging from Oliver Wen- dell Holmes lo Adlai Stevenson. A deeper influence, Bumpers says, was his father, W.R. Bumpers, a state representative in Ihe 1930s who was killed wilh his wife in a 1948 automobile ac- cident. "He taught me that politics was a noble profession, that any man who feels he has something Military Asks Brass To Avoid Flights WASHINGTON (AP) The armed forces, concerned over the growing number of airline hijackings, have urged top brass and other servicemen wilh knowledge of classified or sensi- tive information to avoid torn- NEED CASH? took around the house and garage for those items that you no' longer use. Sell them in the Family Week-Ender FRI.-SAT.-SUN. 3 Lines 3 Days NO Elltfllicn tr Refund ll Thlt Kill Approximately )5 Average Wordt No Phone Oritn Pltoie Only 50c Each Additional line CASH IN ADVANCE YOU SAVE 11.95 ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS DEADLINE. THURS. 3 P.M.; mercial flight and find other means of travel. The Army, Navy and Air Force, in separale bul similar directives, recently advised per- sonnel to take trains, buses or other means of surface Irans- portalion if they are unable to catch military flights in areas where hijackings are possible. "This could be almost any- where by the way Ihese hijack- ings are said one Pentagon official. The new directives surfaced in the wake o[ three hijackings and one unsuccessful attempt by Arab terrorists Sunday. A Swissair DCS and a Trans World Airways Boeing 707 were grounded on a desert airstrip in Jordan and most of their pas- sengers were held hoslage. Marker Mixed NEW YORK (AP) Slock market prices opened mixed in moderale Irading. Advances held a 2 to 1 margin over declines on the Big Board. to leadership ability, Ihe desire to serve people less forlunale than he is not only has (he right bul an obligation lo offer himself for public serv- Bumpers says. "If a free society is going lo exist, good men are going to have to come forth." Bumpers, described by Fau- bus as a "flaming has refused to classify his political philosophy. "I may be liberal to you on some things and conserv- ative to he says. Criticized by. Faubus for not speaking out more strongly against the concept of busing to achieve racial balance in schools, Bumpers said he op- posed busing but would not "capilaiize on it for its emotion- al appeal or political impact." Airliner Cracks Cut Thumb Is Worst Injury LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) A Delta Air- lines DCD wilh 94 persons aboard cracked open on landing al Standiford Field Tues- day night, but the most serious injury re- ported was a badly cut thumb. After Ihe 69 passengers and five crew- men were evacuated, the plane, en route from Chicago to coated wilh foam by firemen. .There was no fire or explosion. Most passengers contacted after the mis- hap said (he craft's tires blew out on landing, Ihcn the plane bounced into the air and cracked just behind Ihe wing when it hit Ihe runway again. However, a Delta spokesman said, "When it landed it simply cracked open." The spokesman said 15 passengers were taken to a Louisville hospital lor treat- ment of minor injuries. Airport authorities said the pilot gave no indication of trouble before landing. By WALTKH II. MKAKS AP Political Writer Dale Bumpers, who emerged from the polilical obscurity of a country law practice, has won the Democratic nomination for governor of Arkansas, ciushing the comeback campaign of for- mer governor Orval E. Faubus. And in Florida, Rep. William C. Cramer captured the Repub- lican nomination to Ihe Senate, ending Ihe bilter quest by G. Harrold Carswcll for a scat in the chamber that denied him a place on the Supreme Court. Carswcll, whose defeat was expected, and Faubus, loser in a startling upset, were the big- name political casualties as eight stales held primary elec- tions Tuesday. ,_. The .Arkansas runoff was sur- prising 'not only for the out- come, but for the towering pro- portions of Ihe Bumpers victory. With virtually all precincls counted, Bumpers hail votes to for Faubus, who served six terms as governor, retired undefeated four years ago, and became manager of an amusement park called Dog- patch USA. Bumpers campaigned will) a promise of fresh, aggressive he seldom gnl more and said Faubus had nothing new lo offer Arkansas. Dumpers, 45, and making his first bid for stale office, will challenge Republican Gov. Winlhrop Rockefeller in the Nov. 3 election. "We feel very good about what will happen in Novem- Bumpers said. Faubus called Bumpers "a pretty good but said the nomi- nee will find his race against Rockefeller more difficult than the primary. Nobody paid much attention to Bumpers, a lawyer from Charleslown, population until he staged a surprising race and emerged second lo Faubus in the first, eighl-way primary. Fautxis got 36 per ccnl of Ihe vote in lhal one, far short of the majority required for nomina- tion. In the Arkansas defeat, Fau- bus claimed he had been cam- paigning against the odds. He blamed his loss on support he snid Bumper received from Ihe AFL-CIO Committee on Politi- cal Education and from Ihe or- ganization Of Sen. .1. W. Ful- bviglit, D-Ark. He also said a large segment of the Arkansas news media actively supported Bumper. "To have waged a campaign against such odds with no great- er margin of loss is remark- Faubus said. Faubus, who tried lo defy court ordered desegregation of .Little Rock Contra! High School 13 years ago, campaigned In- Icnsely against the busing of school children for the sake of racial balance. attacks Involving planes. A spokesman in Amman for the Front said today thai his or- ganlzalion was demanding that all seven captive guerrillas arrive in Jordan together on a chartered plane before Ihe ulti- matum expires. He said the Red Cross had asked for an exten- sion of the deadline and Uie Front was studying the request. Switzerland agreed to release the three sen-ing prison terms in Zurich, and the Bonn govern- ment said it would free three others awaiting trial in Munich. Britain al first refused to con- sider releasing Miss Khaled, bul the British Cabinet mcl in emer- gency session Tuesday and gave Ihe demand more sludy. Atlcr the Cabinet met, For- eign Secretary Alec Douglas- Home said dial Brilain, the United Stales, West Germany and Switzerland had delegated authority to the International Red Cross lo seek the release of the hostages. He said the Red Cross had been asked to report back to representatives of the four counlrics in Berne, Switzer- land, as soon as it saw Ihe possi- bility nt an agreement wilh the guerrillas. There wns no confirmation of reports that the Popular Front had increased its demands lo in- clude Ihe release of Guer- rillas held prisoner by Israel in return for the Israeli hostages aboard the two planes. But the Israeli government said earlier it would never negotiate with the guerrillas. NEWS INDEX Amuserr.enls.......... 4A Bridge 13B Classified IO-13B Comics 9B Edilorials 8B Horoscope 13B Hospilol Patrenls 12A Obiluaries 3A Snorts 4-7B TV Loo............... 28 To Your Good Htallri 5A Women's News 2.3B Officials Say No Mother Won't Aid Hostages' Release U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weilhir Mip, Pg. 1J-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (0-mlle radiui) Fair and hoi Wetfresdav wilh high near 100. C'ear lo parliy Claud Wednesday nighl wilh a chanc? scattered showers. The low Wednesday tte low 70s and a Thursday Mar 90 Winds Irom thp soolh-voijlftweil 1C- m.p.h. probability cl rain X vtr ce Wedr.eidiy nfghl ami per ce Thursday. Hrfjh an'rf low for 21 hours a.m.: and 71. High and row fcr san-.e period year: [3 and 72. Sunset ntghl: p.m. Si.-nri today: a.m. Sur.iet lonighl: p m. NKW YOliK Stale Department officials have thwarted Ihe plans of Sirhan B. Kirhan's mother to travel lo Amman, Jordan to press for re- lease of 173 hoslage air passen- gers. A State Department spokes- man said Tuesday that Mary Sirhan, mother of the assassin of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was delaincd and the passport of two companions revoked. I.uke McKissack, Mrs. Sir- han's lawyer, said a man identi- fying himjclr as Douglas Far- rell of Ihe U.S. Immigration and Naluralizalion Service, demand- ed his passport and that of Mike McCowan, an invcsligalive aide, as the two made arrangements to fly to Amman, then slamped "revoked" on It. He said the action was" with- out legal foundation." A Slate Department spokes- man confirmed the revocation and said Mrs. Sirhan, an alien not carrying a Jordanian pass- port, also was detained under relations. "The department has control over travel oulside Ihe country of resident aliens whose travel abroad may be considered pre- judicial In the United Slates, and it is the judgment of the secretary that her travel at Ihis lime would be the spokesman said. He added the action was tem- porary. The trip "was being done at a time when Die most serious ne- gotiations were going the spokesman said. "Our central concern is Die safety and return of all the people aboard Ihe planes.'1 Palestinian guerrillas have held passengers and crew and two jetliners hoslage since Sun- day, demanding the release of imprisoned Palestinians and threatening to destroy the planes and kill Ihe passengers. Mrs. Sirhan's projected trip to Amman was arranged follow- ing a report that her son's free- dom was among the guerrilla demands, however, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine later denied the re- port. Mrs. Sirhan told a Kennedy Airport news conference: "I will go lo the end of Ihe earth to save those lives. Their lives are as precious to me as my son's." Aquarian Age Has Starry Background By ELLIE RUCKER Q. Whal (Toes II mean when people talk about the "dawning of the Age of A. It means different things lo different people; we'll lake the easy way out and explain the astrological meaning. A local astrologer says an astrological age is a term used lo describe a certain condition existing in the visible sky. The constellation forming the backdrop for the sun al the spring equinox is said to be Uie age in which we live. Some say the Age of Aquarius has already begun, others say it will begin about 2376 A.D., provided Ihe sun and stars continue their orderly course in the heavens. Astrologers say Ihe changing backdrop of constellations Is caused by'a slow processional wobble (retrograde mo- tion) of the lill of the earth's axis. P. Q. Riding bicycles on downtown sidewalks is hazardous. If there Is an ordinance against the practice, why Isn't it enforced? A. A city ordinance stales thai no person shall ride any bicycle on any sidewalk in the city. Police Chief Dodson said most of the offenders are juveniles, eight lo len years old, and he doesn't want to put 10-year-olds in jail, but policemen arc instructed lo slop anyone violating this law and ask him to slay off Ihe sidewalks, Q. My birth certificate Is not on record In Ihe town ami coirtty where 1 was born. CouM you please tell me where to write for the record of my birth? A. If you were bom in Texas, send your name, birthdale, father's name and the place where your birth occurred to the Dept. of Health in Austin. Include J1.50. Before 1930, many cities In Texas didn't register births, the records were sent to Austin and recorded by the stale only, so it's likely your birth records are in Austin and your certificate will be sent by rclum mail. Q. My birth certlflcafe Is not on file wllh Ihe County or Ihe Slate, f am living bnl have no proof, no certificate. Is It possible (o get a blrlh certificate now. A. Yes, first you need an application from your local registrar (Taylor County Registrar is Rose Slubbs al You will need two documents to prove where you were born, Iwo lo prove when you uerc born and one saying who your parents arc. There are a number of documents you could use, among others an old insurance policy, baptismal certificate, application fcr Social Security number or employment record. Get these together, fill out the form and mail il lo Austin according to Instructions on the application blank. Q. Here Is a real puzzler for you: My husband aid I will leave around Oct. 1 for long ship cruise. We'll be In 3 Germany In November and I'd like (o mall our Christmas greetings from there. Can you tell me how much the postage (regular mall) would amount to In our money? A. Konrad Grill, Commercial Officer for Ihe German Consulate General in Houston, says it will cost you about H cents (50 pfennigs) per letter. If you mail from Germany, you'll have lo buy the stamps there and it lakes six weeks for delivery. If you want to save a few cents (and visit an extra castle wiUi IfiB savings) you could purchase aerogrammes here before you leave and write your greetings on them. This is a thin sheet of paper that folds Into a slarnpcd envelope. They're 13 cents apiece and can be used anywhere in the world. Address rniesllons (o Acllon Line, Box 3t, Abilene, Texas 7K84. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Leclode telephone aamberi U possible.