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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 25, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 84'1'H YEAR, NO. 100 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING. SEPT. 25, 1974 PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Price 15 Cenls Astociaicd Press (IP) Judge Overturns Calley Conviction It's Only Practice Big Country firemen Tuesday night were taught now of a three-clay 20lli annual Fire Prevention and Kire Control lo control a butane fire with only the use water. Conference which is being held through Wednesday in Abilene. The Tuesday night lesson came during "the second day Story, Pg. 12C. (Statf Photo by Mark Allml) COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) A federal judge today over- turned the court-martial con- viction of former Army Lt. William L. Galley Jr. for My Lai murders and ordered him released immediately from military prison. U.S. District Court Judge J. Kobert t'llioll said in his lengthy ruling that Galley's conviction "is constitutionally invalid and tliat he is, there- fore, entitled to the release sought in his habeas corpus petition." Calley. 31, has been confined lo the disciplinary barracks at Ft. Leavemvorlh, Kan., since June 26, when Elliott took bis appeal under advisement. Army lawyers could seek an immediate slay of Elliott's or- der lo release Calley "forth- with." Tliey could ask Elliott for an immediate slay of his ruling or appeal directly to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans in order lo prevent Calley's release. The -heart of Calley's plea was thai he was a victim of "unequal justice" when con- victed by a military tribunal years ago for the slaying of 22 Vietnamese civilians'. In his ruling, Elliott said there was "inflamatory. dam- prelrial publicity con- cerning Calley, who was con- vicled in March 1971. In Washington, the Army said its lawyers would sluiiy the judge's decision "in order lo evaluate various legal alter- natives." A; Ft. L e a v e n w o r I h, a spokesman said authorities there would await instructions from the Army officials in Washington. The A r m y automatically considers parole for Calley Nov. 19 the dale when lie vill have served one-third of the his 10-year sentence. His original life sentence was re- duced lo a 20-year term by the Gen. Albert 0. Conners, com- manding general of t h e 3rd Army, and later reduced lo 10 years by Secretary of the Army Howard Callaway. already has submit- ted his petition for parole to authorities at Ft. Leaven- worth, and his lawyers say the request should soon be before the Army and Air Force Clemency Board in Washing- ton. Calley also has applied for residential pardon, based on the issue of amnesty for draft evaders. Elliott is the same judge who fir Callev last Feb. 27 after tlic former lieutenant had spent lliree years under, house arrest al nearby VI. Benm'ng, Ga. Three months later, the Army won reversal of Elliott's bail decision from the 5tli U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in" New Orleans. Calley appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which refused to overturn the. appellate "court's decision on. I ail. After Elliott took Calley's conviction appeal under ad- visement June 25, Calley was flown 1o Ft. Leaveuworth where he has been working as a clerktypist. In his appeal hearing, Cal- ley's attorneys said his trial was manipulated from the positions in the Army from Gen. (William C.) Westmoreland or p o s s i b 1 y even higher." J. Houston Gordon, Calley's chief attorney, argued that Calley's constitutional right to call witnesses was violated- when the military judge re- fused to subpoena Westmore- land, commanding general in South Vietnam when the My Lai massacre occurred and Army chief of staff when Cal- lev was Wetness, Cold VI >HH U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMEI Truck Wreck Scatters Livestock By LIZ.MOOttE Reporter-News Staff Writer The wet, cold rain has finally set not one, but two records lor Abilene weather history for wetness and coldness. Tuesday's p.m. rainfall total of 11.01 inches beat a 1932 record of 10.53 inches lo make tins mouth Ihn rainiest September in S3 years of weather history. IT WAS THE FIKST lime in 17 years Ihal more than 10 inches have teen recorded in a month here and only the seventh lime since 1835 that any one of the months has caught 10 inches or more. The temperature record was also broken on Tuesday. A higlt of 52 degrees was a record maximum. far below the previous record of G4 sel in 1371. And Tuesday was cold all day long. The high and low tempera- tures for 24 hours ending at 9 a.m. Wednesday were 52 and 50. ..That's qiijte.il.contrast from Sept. '23.' high and low marks were 90 and 72. National Weather Service forecas- ters Jerry O'Bryant said that the drizzle was lo continue through Wednesday morning witli Hie cloud cover to stretch into the afternoon. But O'Bryant suggested (here "might, be" some sunshine Wednes- day afternoon along with warmer temperatures. "If we don't see the sun this after- noon, maybe he added. O'BHYANT'S caiilious optimism would allow him to predict only "pailly cloudy" skies for Friday. Just .01 inch of rain had fallen at the Municipal Airport between mid- night and 9 a.m. Wednesday, rtain- faTl amounts elsewhere in the Big Country were not much more lhan one inch. Tlie year's rain lolal so far is 25.50 inches, kormal for this time of year is for the mouth of September is 2.07. Councn to NEWS INDEX Ambulances Here A new and complex or- dinance covering the opera- tion of ambulances in Abi- fene is on a full City Coun- cil agenda for Thursday. Sfaff writer Bill Herridge has an advance on liie meeting on Pg. 1B. Amusements Bridge 78 Business Mirror...........2B Classified 7-11C Comics 6C Editorials 4A Horoscope............... 7B Hosoilol Patients 8A Obituaries.............. I 1C Sporls 1-3C To Your G3cd Hcallh......5C TV Leg 4C TV Scout 4C Women's News 3B U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Matronal Wether Service (Weoiner Map, pg. SA> ABILENE AND VICINITY (10-mile raWliisT-'-'VVCldvdy.1 virilh drltile arid log (his morning, and a litlle tnf! aflcrnaon and tonight. Partly clouay and wanner Thursday. Northerly winds 5-15 mpli today, diminishing tonight. High Ilils cltrrnaan In mid-Ms; to- night's low rear 55: Thursday's high rear 75, High nn3 lo.v (or 24 hours ending 9 i2 and 50. High and low same dale lost year: 90 Sunriie today: a.m.; sunset la- nighl: p.m, Sunrise Woman UT Interim President AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) Uni- versity of Texas Chancellor Charles LeMaistre appointed Dr. Loreue L. Rogers a.s inter- im president of Ihe Austin school today after firing Presi- dent Stephen H. Spun- Tues- day LeMaistrc's office issued a statement saying Dr. Rogers is the first woman ever named president of n major coeduca- tional university in America. She began her duties al 8 a.m. today. Dr. Kogers was a vice presi- dent of the university from September 1971 until Aug. 31 this year. She has been on leave. The new president also is a professor of nutrition in the home Economics Department. Dr. Spun' was fired from his job in what one UT regent called a personality conflict and whal LeMaisIre termed a generally uncoopera- tive altitude. lly ROY A. JONES II through Abilene had just come until more help could ar- Ucporler-News Staff SO for nearly three, (head i n Hie men were taken to ICasibouml traffic on morning afler he said, pointing lo Memorial Hospital traveled 111-20 had to be truck overturned Rd. overpass, they were treated and Rd. in northwest left front lire lore all and .blocked the Bill did all that lie returned to the scene Wntntr il blew we hit Wednesday morning to the driver Bill and came across round up the loose cattle. nor the relief driver, James Slagncr, both of Texar-kana, was injured The huge diesel rig and double decker trailer traffic on 111-20 was diverted through Abilene at Tye uufil nearly S a.m. ABILKNE about two dozen of the ils side, completely the truck trailer had of catlle they were the east bound dragged off of 111-20 by Municipal Airport were said Uiat neither Body Siiop Wrecker Tolal for Year 25.50 Normal for Year 18.39 2310 Mockingbird 1.71 2041 Butternut .20 employes from Animal Control Dept., five em-.ployes of Abilene Auction and several many iMcClinton was thrown out. of the cab, when il overturned, but said they wasted no time in- gelling out, several of the dead animals had been moved from the road with Texas Highway Dept. road grader. DyessAFB .01 on horseback, were possible fire. "He kicked mid-morning, Animal BAIHD .CO' the 'scene at -windshield and we Supl. Carl Cornelius BALLIiNGER .20 to round up of there, me with that his men, wlio got. to BKECKENKIDGE .1.06 yearlings. Some of but my jockey scene shortly afler 5 a.m., COLKMAN .85 animals liad s'.raycd said thai the about 30 head of the catlle EAST-LAND .25 west as the collision ripped open nu near West Highway 1IAMLIN 1.24 of the truck and most where they had'strayed. MERKEL .30 SAID he cattle in the upper RANGER .90 drivers for through "and headed OF THE animals had IIOTAN 1.30 Lines of which onto Highway SO STAMFORD 1.22 enroute to Ihe traffic was being SWEETWATER .05 al the time of Hie AIDING until they were keeping the siray cattle up, he said. Jordan to Direct Goodfellow Cheer Robert A. Jordan, vice pres- ident of Abilene Savings Assn., was elected chairman of (he 1974 Goodfellows Tuesday at a meeting of the organizalions wliich comprise the basic working elements of the Good- fellows. Jordan was elevated from first vice chairman to succeed Robert G. While, insurance- man, as chairman. L. A. (Andy) Anderson, president of Southwest Savings Loan Assn., was elevated to first vifc chairman, and Abe Allen, Abilene Drugs owner and a city councilman, was named second vice chairman. As usual, officers in the Chrislmas-checr organization are always former president of the Abilene Exchange Club. REPRESENTATIVES OF numerous organizations per- form the various chores con- nected with the effort to see thai every Abilene family that cannot provide for itself will have a happy Christinas. The participating groups in- clude the Abilene Kiwanis Club: Jaycec-Eltes; Parent- Teachers Assn.: Kcd Cross and Junior Red Cross; Abilene Fire Depl.; Abilene Lions Club; VFW Auxiliary; Dyess Central Bill Office Not Practical By ELLIE HUCKEIl Today I've been Ihrougli Ihe mill. I volunteered In pay ulilily bills for an old, sick man. He has no car, lives entirely on his SSI cheek, has 110 mon- ey In (lie bank lo "mall a as I was so curdy artviscrt (o do by one office girl al one of Ihe ulilily offices. As I was desperately trying (o finrt parking snace, flghllng traffic ami all the nggrnvnllon of those xtupid one- way slrecls downtown.. .1 got lo (Milking. Couldn't there be one cciitnil place where people could pay all Ilicir iitilily bills al mice? ,Ius( think of all Ihe aged and crlii- plcd people II would help, and Iliosc. who can'l drive or don't hnvc a car. A. II would really ho convenient for ;i Id of penile and on Ihe surface seems like a good idea but U involves somt prob- lems. Mainly money. Because of construction and operaling costs il would liavc lo be housed in an already existing facility. Otherwise, ac- cording lo a nliliti'3 company official, this would just be another cost lliat would ullimalely be reflected in Ihe utility bills and "we arc dcspcralely trying to keep ulilily bills as low as possible." Ulilily company officials wonder, loo, if enough people would actually use such a facility. Another problem is the billing cycle. All bills don't come due al the same lime which could mean several Irips to Ihe pay sl.tlion, defeating Ihe whole purpose. Some banks act as collecting agencies for some bills and at least one ulilily company is working rigid now on changes thai would make bill paying easier. If you'll check with individual compa- nies, you'll find sonic liavc substations with drive-in windows lo facilitate bill paying. Q. Those women drivers out on In- dustrial Blvd. crossing S. Trcartaway have caused a madhouse. They pull up (o Ihe slop sign, they slop (Ihcy do slop. I'll give credil where due) bnl withonl looking (o (he left or right they charge on across Treadaway. You've got to be on Ihe lookout or you've had it. The city probably won'l go for a traffic light but cou'ldn'l 'hey al leasl sladon a traffic director out there in the mornings when traffic to Tlmcx.Is so heavy? A. Cily Traffic Engineer Buck Balil- ridge is trying to get a signal oul (here, lie was ready lo go on il last week but because high voltage wires in the area couldn't be killed, ho had lo wait, lie expects Ihe light lo be up and ready with- in a month. How do yon clean a suede coal? Mosl cleaners don'l want lo lake Ilicin. A, Kpol clean sncdc with, a swede brush (stiff wire brnshl or a little piece of steel wool. Be very careful not to rub loo hard. This should help surface, spots. Our bajuly book, "How to Clean Everything." usually comes up with a solution to every clean- ing problem bul this lime it simply said, :'suede coals should be sent to a dry cleaner." We've soul you (he name of a cleaning establishment that specializes in leather goods, including suede. Q. What's causing Ihe ajnga plants (o will, rol off at the tops and die? A. You have a clKicc of cinch bugs, sow bugs or snails. Tticy all attack ajuga. Try a lilllc iiectran spray lo gel rid of all lliree. Our expert, Paula Carler. says lo be sure you gel some of Ihe solution on the ground, not just on the bushes, be- cause sow bugs cat at ground level. Address qne-stions (o Action Line, Box 30, Abilenf, Texas 79604. Names Mill not be used hut questions must signed and addresses given. Please In- clude telephone numbers If possible. Officers Club; Dyess NCO Club; Marine Corps; Boy Scouts; Salvation Army: the Junior League and the various welfare agencies. The drive will begin del, 15 with a toy pickup al Abilene schools, with children iidged to bring to school used toys they no longer need, but which can be repaired. Marines will pick up the toys at the schools and Abilene firemen will repair and naint them to be placed in the Goodfellow Toy Store. JUNIOR LEAGUE mem- bers will investigate lo deter- mine eligibility of families which write lo Goodfellows be- ginning Thanksgiving Day. Ki- wanis Club members will write strip authorizing food purchases by those families and Jayccc-ettes will wile clothing scrip. Red cross will purchase gifts for needy aged and child welfare fur children under their care, and Salva- licn Army will handle clothing needs for those who write in too late lo be handled through Goodfcllow channels. The Lions Club, Exchange Club anci lioy Scouts will help SOL up and clean, up the store. Hie P-TA will stock il and work with authorized parents in choosing gifts and the Ju- nior Heel Cross will decorate Ihe Christmas tree. VFW Auxiliary and the two Dycss organizalions will dress hundreds of dolls, as will vol- unteers from the community who wish to help. New dolls are purchased from the facto- ry undressed. ROBERT A. JORDAN' Goodfellows chairman Mail bring in VOW FAMILY WEEKENDER W.nl Ad Deadline: Thun.-iW P.M.' 3 {15 BIG SHOPPERS II the iif Cwlfy SHOP THROUGH FAMILY WEEKENDER ADS CASH ONLY (Mo phone tufas, fltiie) r ;