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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 28, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT BOTH YEAR, NO. 105 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 28, 1970 PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Auociaied Press (ff) He's Cut Out for His Work A South Vietnamese soldier .takes advantage of a respite in the fighting to get a haircut from his unit's barher at a fire base in the hills west of Da Nang, South Vietnam. The purpose of the fire base is to stem North Vietnam- ese infiltration. (AP Wircphoto) By ELLIE RUCKER Control of Skunks Uncertain Situation Q. Could you suggest something to keep skunks (four-footed variety) away from our yard? Are we allowed (o put out poison and II so wbal should I use? A. Selling out poison in your yard could be dangerous because other animals or even children might find It. llolhballs will keep skunks out from under your house, If that's a problem, or an exterminator can help you get them out from under the house, but there just doesn't seem to be a sure-fire method of keeping skunks from wandering Inlo your yard. anyway that's what our skunk experts (pest control, county agent, city animal control and game warden) say. Q. I'd like (o know If there's anyplace In Abilene where I could find a lift. My son was Injured In a car accident last summer and we think if he had a lifter, ho, could probably walk. He's almost walking anyway. All he needs Is some- thing to balance him. A. Action Line talked with a physical therapist about your letter and lie thinks you might want a "walker" rather than a "lift" if you want something that will help balance your son while he's walking, a walker would be more helpful. We've made arrangements for you lo borrow a walker for as long as you need il. Now, If we've misunderstood, and you definitely want a drop us a note and we'll find you a "lift." Contact your physician also; he feels your son has the potential to walk, he can arrange for him lo receive therapy at the Rehab Center at no charge, which should help him walk sooner. Q. When do we gel off of daylight sav- ings time? A. We return to Standard Time on Sunday, October 25 at 2 a.m. Daylight Savings Time runs from the last Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October each year. Q. I'd like to know someone (hat knows how lo make switches oul of hu- man hair combings anil will teach me how. Or Is that too out of dale for any- one lo remember? Maybe they would Just make one for me, how much would (icy want for doing 11? A. Probably more lhan you'd want lo pay. Since we're talking about hair each hair must be laid straight and placed Just right lo make a switch and this is a time-consuming process. It would be much less expensive if you had hair cuttings lhal are already In order. Our wig and switch maker has recently moved from Jlerket to Kentucky, but you can write him there if you're still interested. His address: Charles Williams, Epworth Methodist Church, N. Limestone St., Lexington, Kentucky. There's no one In the Abilene area that we know who does this. Address qwstions to Action Une, Box M, Abilene, Texas 1t6M. Names will not be usort hut questions must sign- ed and addresses given. 1'lease laclude telephone lumbers U possible. Robbery-Slaying Suspect Caught After Long Chase WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) William A. Gilday, 41, sought in the holdup-slaying of a Boston police officer, was arrested to- day after a chase of about a hundred miles. Cfilrtay was pur- sued in a slalion wagon in which he held two hostages at gun- point. Police said the hostages were unbanned. Gilday was reported captured on slate Route 122 near the junction with the Massachusetts Turnpike just south of Worces- ter. Gilday was believed armed with a revolver, rifle and shotgun. It was not determined immediately if any shots were fired in the chase and capture. Police fired at least 30 rounds at Gilday last Friday in a wild chase and gun battle in. which Gilday slightly wounded a ell police officer, grazing his forehead with a bullet fired from a speeding car. Gilday was arreslcd shortly afler funeral services were completed for Boston' Patrol- man Waller A. Schroeder, 41, Hie father of nine who was killed Wednesday when respond- ing to an alarm of a bank hold- up. One man was arrested last week in connection with the slaying-boldup, which police have linked to a radical campus group, a charge disputed by an area college president. A third suspect, Stanley R. Bond, was arrested Sunday at Grand Junction, Colo., when he altcmped lo tnke an airliner lo Denver. FBI agents there said Bond was armed when arrested. Two other suspects both young women are sought in connection with the holdup-slay- ing. Police said Gilday had com- mandeered the car and held the hostages at gunpoint all day Sunday in a residential neigh- borhood of Havcrhill in Ihe northoaslern part of the stale, the area where the search by 800 police officers had concen- trated during Ihc weekend. Police identified Ihe hostages Earlier Slory, PR. 6A Thomas Habcfdoau, 22, and his 21-year-old sister, residents of Havcrhill. The father of the hostages identified Gilday from a picture. Police in Haverhill said the two had been held hostage all clay Sunday. The girl managed lo call her parents today.and say she was "somewhere near before a voice said" "shut up" and she could say no more. Bond was captured al Grand Junction airport Sunday after the sheriff's office received an anonymous tip llial he had boarded the plane. Candidate Found Shot to Death BRENTWOOD, Mo. (AP) Jolm W. Peters, Republican candidate for Congress from Missouri's 2nd District, was found shot to death in the base- ment of his campaign headquar- ters Sunday night. Robert C. Ryan, deputy counly medical examiner, said Peters, 49, ap- parently shol himself. Pelers, district sales engineer (or Ihe Borg-Wamer Corp., more lhan doubled the vote total of his nearest rival in Ihe Au- gust primary. Police said a 16-gauge sholgun was found beside his body. No nole was found. Peters was to have faced the Democratic Incumbent, Hop. James W. Symington of Clay- Ion, in the November general election. The Republican district com- mittee is expected lo name a candidate to succeed Pefcrs. The 2nd Dislrict is composed of SI. Louis Counly, which sur- rounds the city of SI. Louis. The city itself is not included in Ihe district. Wet Weekend Brings 2.50 to Comanche A slow drizzle sprinkled Ihe Big Country Sunday- and Monday, only wetting the ground in some places but bringing up (o .75 inch of rain in the Winters area. The cold and rainy weather delivered up to 2.50 inch In Comanche during the pasl three day. De Leon received .09 last Sunday, bringing tha three day total to 2.19, and Tuscola reported .02 inch during Ihe night to make a 2.05 total. Easlland recorded .07 with a 2.14 total. Other areas receiving rain Sunday were Sweetwaler .30. WHERE IT RAINED 3 Municipal Total for Normal lor BIG COLORADO DM EASTLAND HAMLIN HAWLEY MERKEL MORAN PAINT ROCK RANGER ROBY UOTAN SNYDER STAMFORD STEPHEN VILLE SWEETWATER SYLVESTER TUSCOLA WESTBROOK WINTERS .07 2.14 .02 Tr. Tr. .20 .50 .10 1.10 .10 1.20 .02 1.77 Tr. .10 Tr. Tr. Tr. 1.59 .30 .04 .02 2.05 .20 .75 1.65 1 Al M a 5? 53 S7 il U U High and A.m.: (1 And e Nixon Greets Pope, Hostages llig Spring .25, Ballinger .19, Wostbrook .20. Abilene gauged .07 during (he pasl 24 hours, bringing Ihe total to .36 for the three-day perind. Total for the year is 16.40, short of Ihe 17.88 normal lo this date. Weathermen al Municipal Airport forecast a 20 per cent chance for more rain Monday and Monday night, with decreasing cloudiness Tuesday. The high Monday should be near 70, Ihe low Monday night near 58 and the high Tuesday about 75. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Hit, fi, ABILENE AND VICINITY rafl'us) Cloudy and cool Mcnday and fhrwjcti Mcnday lurnlng warn-fr Tucwfay. The hign Monday r.ear 70, few Wnday nfchl near K and Ite high Tuesday near 75. iVobablllly rlln Monday and Monday nkjhr 30 cefll. TEMPERATURES Sun. p.m. Man, 41 M 54 V, 55 54 54 57 57 59 il U Hiflh And low for Derlcd tail Vfar: U and 61. Sunstl IAIT nWit: P.m. lodiy: A.m. Itniel lonlghl: pjn. Barrnitler reading Al noon: Humidity nooi: tfi per cent. By FRANK CORMIEU Associated Press Writer ROME (AP) President Nix- on lold Italian leaders today the United Stales is committed to a strong presence in the Mediter- ranean, made an unscheduled visit to greet freed American skyjack hostages Hying home from Jordan, and Lhcn met with Pope Paul VI. The President drove Ihrough Rome lo Vatican City for his meeting wilh the pontiff. It was the President's first automobile trip since arriving here Sunday night. All his other movements had been by helicopter. Nixon's 13-car motorcade en- tered the Vatican through Ihe "Arch ol the Bells" alter a nearly straight ride Ihrough Ihe center of Rome along the Tiber Hiver. At one point along Ihe heavily guarded route, several youlhs heaved a cascade of leaflets al the black, closed limousine, they bore the Communist par- ty's slogan for the Nixon visit: "Nixon, don't count on Italy." Police grabbed seven youths and dragged them away. Nixon went In to see Pope Paul after being greeted In San Damasus courtyard by Msgr. Jacques Martin, head o[ the pontifical household. Also welcoming the President, Secretary of State William P. Rogers and others In the party was Bishop Paul Marcinkus of Cicero, HI., one of the Pope's chief American aides. Oulsirte, on the edge of sun- filled St. Peter's Square, hel- m'etcd police stood by in tre- mendous force. Two fire trucks with water cannons were ready for any demonstrators. The square itself was cleared of cars. Thirty motorcycle policemen surrounded the President's car as it whipped at high speed through the route. At Piazza Venezia, the huge square where Bcnito Mussolini used to harangue the crowds, a few American tourists jumped up from sidewalk cafes and ap- plauded over the heads ot po- licemen as tne motorcade passed. Nixon flew to Fiumlclno Air- port by helicopter and met the Americans on the larmac as they walked off a special Trans World Airlines Plane that is taking them back to Ihe United Slates. Such was the crush around the smiling President thai au- thorilies herded Iho 28 hijack victims back into Ihc plane. Nixon followed and addressed them inside. The Americans bad arrived an hour earlier from Nicosia where they had spent the night after being [reed by Palestinian guerrillas in Amman. They wore lo continue on lo New York after refueling, hut the surprise decision by Nixon lo greet them held them In Rome a little longer lhan scheduled. NEWS INDEX Amusements AC Bridge <1C Clcisilied............4-7D Ctmics JD Editoiials 2D Horoscope 2B Hospital Obituaries 2A 6-8B To Your Good Health------5C TV Lofl 8D Women's Nc-vs........2. 3B Nixon said afterward: "I think 1 feel as happy as they do." lie told reporters llial what the hostages went through may mean "the possibility of this happening again in Ihe future has been substantially re- duced." He referred lo measures that include armed guards aboard aircraft and security al air- ports. "II sometimes lakes an Inci- dent like this to bring world al- Nixon said, adding that the reaction was one of "outrage" and one of compas- sion for the victims. Before visiling the hostages, the President (old Italian lead- ers Iho United Stales is commit- Icd to a strong presence in the Mediterranean, which he called the "southern anchor of NATO." State Directive Sorry, No More Reserved Plates When the 1971 license plales go on sale, Burl King is apt to lose a few friends, but [here is nothing that the Taylor County tax assessor-collector can do about it. Kor years, King and his employes have cooperated with the r c a- trying lo assign certain license numbers. That's the one I've had for the last 10 years" to friends who requested them. Those days are over, King has been advised. According to a directive issued last week by Stale Highway Engineer J. C. Dingwall, "the policy of re- serving special license numbers for motor vehicle is not compatible with our automated registration system imple- mented in Texas this year." The issuance of special num- bers from separate boxes of plates resulted in a mixture of automated receipted and manually prepared receipts, requiring separations and special handling at both Hie county and state level, Dingwail said. ]f one still wauls a special number, there are two ways to got il: Either stand In the lobby of King's office until that number comes up in regular rota- might be a coupla' minutes or a coupla' plunk down for some "special personalized prestige license plates." Dingwall suggests thai It was the Legislature's they enacted the law providing for the prestige do- away with the confusion of "holding back" special numbers. Industrials Fall At 4th Hour End Industrials were down 3.69, transportation was up 2.21, and utilities were down .00 at the end o! fourth hour trading Mon- day on the New York Stock Ex- change. The New York Compo- silc was down .02. Volume was shares, reporled the Abilene office of Schneider. Dornot and Hickman, Inc. 2 Men Open Fire On Police, Kill 1 CLEVELAND (AP) Two men in a car stopped for speed- ing early today on the East Side slopped out of their car and opened fire on two police- men, killing one and seriously wounding the other, police said, said. Killed was Patrolman Jo- seph Tracx, 27. He was shot in Ihe back of the head, back of Hie neck and in Ihc back and leg. Palrolman Fred Fulton, 29, was wounded in the moulh, chpM and groin. Fulton was in serious condi- tion and underwent surgery al Ml. Sinai Hospital. Inspector Patrick Gerily said Tracz apparently bad been shot while lying on the ground. Police look six persons Info custody, hut Gerity said it was not known if Ihe assailants were among Ihe six. He said a search for suspecls was continuing. Gerity said the two officers apparently were getting out of their car when they were shot at abonl 2 a.m. Shots were fired through the windshield of the police car and neither officer hnd time to return fire, police said. Gerity said Fullon was able to get hack into the car and call for help. The first police car to reach the scene look the Iwo of- ficers lo the hospital. Tracz was dead on arrival. Gcrily said investigators had been unable lo question Fullon, the driver of the police car. He paid a motorist who witnessed the shootings provided police with details. Tracz would have completed his first year on Ihe force Ocl. 17. Fulton is a three-year veter- an of Ihe force. Raza Unida Loses in Bid To Get Candidates on Ballot By RICHARD BEENE Assoclalcd Press Writer SAN ANTONIO (AP) A fledgling Mexican-American third parly lost its bid today for a court order to place ils can- didates on the November elec- tion ballot. The 4lh Court of Civil Appeals denied the Raza Unida (United Race) parly's petition for a writ of mandamus in a ruling today. The parly had soughl lo field Its candidates in the November general elections of Crystal City, Colulla and Carrizo Springs, all in South Texas where Mexican- American political activity has been on the rise for the past several months. The court returned a 3-0 rul- ing denying Ihe mandamus re- quest for Z-ivala (Crystal City) and I.a Salle counties A 2-1 ruling was relumed on Ihe Dimmitl Counly (Carrizo Springs) request, wilh Justice Carlos Cadena dissenting. Mexican-Americans organized separate Raza Unida parties lasl spring in Ihe three counties, fielding 13 candidates for such offices as counly judge and peace Justice. The parly's mandamus action sought not only a court ruling that would order officials lo list the party In November, but also askeo! a restraining order to pro- hibit priming of the ballots while Ihe case was pending. liotti requests were denied by the court. The majority opinion, written by Justice Fred Klingeman, ruled against the La Salle Coun- ly party, saying precinct con- vcnlions were not held prior to (he counly convention on May 2 as required by the Texas Elec- tion Code. The pelilion for Zavala County was denied because Ihe court noted Ihe application lo have the parly lislcd on the November ballot was dated January 1969 instead ot 1970. i- ;