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. v/Wi firea have no grip on wet roads distance, between care r overtake If- By KATHRYN JOHNSON I Associated Press Writer FT. MCPHERSON, Ga. (AP) -- Capl. Ernest L. Medina will be judged by five higher-ranking officers, all of Ihem Vietnam veterans, when his court-! martial on charges of murder|appeal. He and assault at My Lai resumesjlife in prison. Aug. 16. Recess Ordered In Medina Trial subordinate commits a murder on the battlefield and his commander neither knows it or encourages it. He referred to Calley, whose conviction for murder of 22 d- Midday Stacks By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 'ye Farmer Dies at 64 TYE - J. C. Rister, 64, of "ye, a farmer, died at 9:30 a.m. hursday in Hendrick Memorial uspital. Funeral is pending 'uneral Home. Bron Oct. 2, 1906, in Tye, he 'as the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Rister. He was a member of Baptist Church here where e lived all his life. A veteran forld War II, he served in the ,rmy from 1942-45. He married Jessie Lee .Kellow n Brownwood Jan. 1,1946. Survivors are his wife of the ome; one son, Calvin of Tye; ne sister, Mrs. tawrenee Bird f Merkel; two brothers, nd Wesley, both of Tye; sever 1 nieces and nephews. Tre family will be at 3166 S. Olh, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Strickland. ATT 44 All Rich 65V. Beth StI 21% vilians inuiuci m M LI-, C -I Trac 5Qi/ s Lai is now underi c ; · · ; ; · · ; 723/4 was sentenced to ch] . ys]er ^ Cities Svc 42% Jury, selection was completed MRS. JULIA ETTA COOK . . . services pending Pioneer Family Member Succumbs fense lawyer, Mrs. Jula Etta Cook, 81, of 301 answered for \Vestvie\v, died at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday in Hendrick Memorial Hosptial. Funeral is pending at Elliott's Funeral Home. Born Jan. 17, 1890, Mrs. Cook was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Ely of Bonham. The Ely family were Jones County pioneers. She married G. N. Cook in Noodle, where she had moved as a child, on Nov. 24, 1909. They spent most of their married life farming there and in the Truby community. Mr. Cook died in 1953. Mrs. Cook moved to Abilene in 1954. She was. a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church. Survivors are two sons, William L. of 3901 N. 9th, Howard E. of 1409 Briarwood; five daughters, including four from Abilene, Mrs. Floyd (Maude) Watts of 2490 Garfield, Mrs. D. R. (Gertrude) DeRusha of 502 Portland, Mi's. Leo (Rowena) Mcllroy of Rt. 1, Abilene, and Mrs. Hyram (Nell) Caffey of 301 Westview, and Mrs. Virginia G. Manies of AJISOU; four sisters, Mrs. Grace Marvin of 1753 Cypress, The juvors were agreed upon;Wednesday when the Army Wednesday, after three days of;prosecutor, Maj. William Eck- questioning in a liny, paneled hardt, used his peremptory courtroom at this headquarters challenge to eliminate Lt. Col. Dost of the 3rd Army. Five islphilip Blanton, 39, who won the ,he minimum required to hear Silver Star in Vietnam. the case. The military judge, Col. Kenneth Howard, asked Medina how he pleaded. Medina's de- son, but it had objected to G M Elec 53% F. Lee Bailey, the Montrose, 31anton originally because he was acquainted with Medina. Colo., officer. "Not guilty your honor," standing with Medina. Then, the court-martial was to everything, said Bailey, recessed for 18 days to allow injuries and released from Hen- the government to subpoena 48 witnesses and arrange for their transportation here. The jurors will be two colonels, two lieutenant colonels, and a major. Four are combat veterans of either Vietnam or Korea, and the fifth served a noncombat tour in Vietnam. In all, 10 officers were examined as prospedive jurors. Medina, the commander of infantrymen who swept through My Lai on March 16, 1968, is charged with the premeditated murder of "not less than IOC Vietnamese men, women anc children," the specific murders of a Vietnamese woman and a boy, and with assault. If convicted of murder, Medina faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. Medina, who was Lt. William L. Galley Jr.'s commander, testified at Galley's trial that he drick Memorial Hospital following a three-car accident Thursday morning at N. 3rd and Pine St. Halbig was a passenger in a car being driven by Lewis Seller Perez of 548 E. Ambler. Other cars in the collision 1 were driven by Ode Balsel McQueen of Rl. 1, Abilene, ant! Ray Bell Galbraith of 1225 N. 16th, police said. ,,,,, Mrs. Ben Faulkner of "ad seen none of his troops 1618 S 9th Mrs. Cecil Harris of shooting civilians, and denied, Eula and Mrs. A. R. Busey of as claimed by Galley, (hat he Mineral Wells; two brothers, W.| liad issued an 5' suctl O1 ' ders J. Ely of 325 Glenhaven, and George of Kilgore; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Bailey asked each prospective juror if a commander should be held responsible if a Kevin Dye Says He's Doing Fine The prosecution gave no rea- Coca Cola 100 s / 8 Crown Zel 31 J / Dow Chem 97Vi duPont 144Mi Eastman 75% El Paso NC Ford' GAF 18'/4 64 16% Driver Injured InS-CarWreck Wolfgang Halbig, 24, of Rt. 1, Abilene, was treated for minor Gen Foods 38 Gen Mtrs 78 Gen Tel 31Vz Gen Tire 25% Great AP 26% Gulf Oil 31Vz 'BM . 29714 Int Paper 32% Marathon 37% Mobil Oil D D D D D D D D y Monsanto . . - . - . . 44 Penn Cent 514 Penney 62% D RCA . 31 VB Safeway 35% D Sears 87 D Stand Ind 63'/s D Stand NJ 76% D Texaco 35% Un Carb 44% D US Steel 28% D l Woolwlh 46% U y 4 $15,000 Fair Space Goes Up for Sale D i s t r i b u t i o n Thursday morning of cards naming prospective West Texas Fair commercial exhibitors signaled the slart of the exhibit sales drive for Ihe 1971 fair, Sept. 13-10. Renewals of contracts from 1970 exhibitors have amounted .0 $3,500 in indoor space rentals, according to Mrs. Mildred Smith, secretary of the West Texas Fair Assn. There is $15,000 worth of indoor space left lo be sold, she said. oe paid for by the West Texa Fair Assn. Indoor exhibit space rates fo: he 1971 fair are, $67.50 for a 10 jy-lO-foot booth and ?83.50 for a 12-by-15-foot booth Indoor concession space rate s $125 for a 10-by-lO-foot booth. OUTSIDE SPACE is $5 pe foot. There is "an unlimitei amount of outside space frontini .he Independent Midway,' according to Mrs. Smith. CASPER, VVyo. (AP) - Reunited with iiis mother after 10 days in the wilderness of Wyoming's high country, young Kevin Dye said he was fine. "But then," she said, ways says fine." The 9-year-old boy's stinctual enough to find a warm spot where the terrain would maintain his body heat," Fowler said. "Kevin ceased being hyperactive as he got more tired and run/to survive "chill nights only this slowed him-down. I don't 'he al- physl cian said'the fact that the retarded and epileptic youngster is hyperactive probably enabled on water from mountain streams. The youngster apparently played a game of hide and seek ,_..,, _ _ _ with search teams before his tone and endurance were better think there is anything peculiar charolais cattle and tropical fish! !.,(,,_,,, n».,«_|_ about this boy's physical make- exn j b j ISr « snou i d brin g in pcop \ c ftyilPPSTM K6V6dl5 up ... but because of his great {rom as far away as San r * up .. physical activity his muscle stamina gave out and he was unable to continue fleeing would-be rescuers. Search parties said he was seen at least 1 twice but when they went to the spot he was gone. He was found Wednesday lying near a tiny stream 2Vi miles from the cabin of a fami- slant activity has given him probably helped him survive nights on which the tempera- r-re dipped !o 35 degrees. "I think Kevin was the Commercial Exhibits Committee will be selling space in Ihe next two weeks to fill about 230 booths which may be set up insids the display buildings at the fairground. "Last year, we turned away In exhibit space," Mrs. Smith tolc the committee during meeting in the west conference room of the Taylor County Coliseum. About 200,000 people saw the 1970 exhibits, Mrs. Smith said. Several new exhibits, including than most 1 kids." He said Kevin had lost 15 of his 85 pounds. During his 225-hour ordeal, Kevin managed to elude thousands of volunteer searchers, Air Force and National Guard helicopter crews, numerous tracking dogs, and for most of The member of the commitleei'nfant cannot be attributed to ,, who sells the most exhibit spacej ac cident involving an ambu 1 V friend where he was last Uiree days some of the top res- J , , ,iim foams in InP WPptprTl cue states. The boy was found by members of the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group from Boulder, Colo. seen July 18. Two hours later he was in a C a s p e r hospital, a bit scratched, a bit bruised but too weak to have lasted another 48 hours in the open, his physician, Dr. Robert Fowler, said. The boy is also a victim of aphasia, which limits his ability lo understand and use language. . "His doctor lold us that if we went about it gently, over a pe- _ riod of time we might get some police that her home at 2242 Mike Barbion Succumbs at 77 Mike Barbian, 77, of 426 Sycamore, died at 11:30 p.m. Vandals' Damage Estimated at $500 Regina Essary reported to Information youngster's Dye, said. from him," the Old Anson ltd. was vandalized mother, Carolyn Wednesday night. "I doubt if Kevin had any food," Fowler said, "H e got water until 48 hours ago when he became so weak he was unable to get a drink, He was a bit dehydrated at the end and terribly starved." Several times search there were reports of from campsites and cabins on the mountain. The doctor described Kevin car parked at 342 Lexington. as hyperactive and said ttie un- Usual endurance that his con- Entry was made through an unlocked front door. Damage was estimated at $500, accord- ina io police. Furniture had been turned floor, and a clock apparently thrown through a plate glass during the window, police ssid. Police also Investigated a small amounts of food missing report by Barbara Coekrcll of 2758 Jcaiictlc that a purse containing $65 was stolen Irom a The auto was owned by Jean Dugnn, she said. several businesses who wanted the women's building "There may be no mone; exhanged at an exhibit booth, 1 Til? 19 volunteer members of Mrs. Smith said. Orders may b taken for merchandise at a exhibit booth, but a booth a which money is exchanged wi be considered a concessio booth, she added. Indoor exhibit booths will b housed in the display building exhibits building at the ground. an fair Accident Not Cause, Antonio," Mrs. Smith said. The death July 23 of an Abjlen in terms of dollar volume will lance. ,, i , i f T j · i -«*»j v,iiiut. juii ui uii aiiLi Wednesday at H e n d r i c k Jel ^chols of 1843 S. 5th, Mnmni-lnl Uncmlil pHor a InntJ . . . . . _ _ ' illness. Hospital after a long 1A r THE ABILENE REPORTEB-NEWS IU-V AbUtic, Teui, Itandiy Evnbji, Jriy », J1I71 three births were reported at Hendrick Memorial Hospital: Boy to Mr.,and Mrs. Clifton Roberts, 1742 Edgemont, at 7:" a.m. Wednesday/ Boy to Mr. and Mrs. David Wheeler, Clyde, at 3:17 a.m. at Elliott's Wednesday. Girl to Mr. and Mrs. Martin Rodriguez, 1925 N. Mockingbird, at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday. Jettie and STORK MS Softball Benefit for Tonight A Softball game at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Nelson Park between enployes of Abilene radio stations KNIT and KWKC will benefit the West Texas Rehabilitation Center. Tickets will be 50 cents each, all proceeds will go the WTRC. At 7:30 p.m., an exhibition of women's softball will be held by Harris Acoustics and Master Corp. teams. Hunter Briefs Klwinlans On Tuition Abilene , , Christian College 12 official Bob Hunter Wednesday told Abilene Kiwanians about some of the groundwork that led to the passage of a tuition equalization proposal by the Texas Legislature. Hunter, ACC vice president public relations, was one ol many Abilene college officials who worked for the proposal's passage during the Legislative session. Hunter is executive vice president of I n d e p e n d e n t Colleges arid Universities of Texas (ICUT), an organization of 40 private colleges and universities which pushed '"" the adoption of the equalization measure. Abilene's three colleges belong to ICUT. The measure, signed into law recently by Gov. Preston Smith, will In tt* flnt yeir pmid* op to £01 iriually tor Mtdy freshmen attending Ttjittf private colleges and unlvthttlei in the faH. people who would be working in Austin for a special Interest, Hunter and other ICUT officials were required to register. I was astounded to leam I had become a lobbyist," Hunter said, adding that during the session he began to fully understand the useful function lobbyists can perform as they O f inform legislators. Hunter's and ICUT's role during the 'last session of the Texas Legislature was to inform lawmakers that h i g h e r I a s t education in the private sector in Texas had reached a crises, he said. DWLS Alleged Doyle Wayne Couch,. 30, of for 2929 R u s s e l l , was charged tuition Thursday in County Coilrt-at- Law with driving while licence suspended IDWI.S), a misdemeanor, as result of a July 15 oflense. win a trip to Hawaii, Mrs. Pat According to Dyess AFB ho Wright, chairman of the com-|pital administrator Lt. Co millee, announced. The trip will Downing A. Bolls, an aulops showed the death July 23 I three-week-old Martin L. Nichols was not caused by the accident. "The accident was not a cause or conlributor to the infant's death," he reported. The child, son of Lt, and Mrs. being taken from Hendrick Memorial Hospital In Dyess AFB Funeral is pending at North's Funeral Home , Mce , ^mobile were Born May 13, 1894 in Dallas ,,, mmm at N. 1st and Grape. County, Ihe son of Mrs. and Mr. John Barbian, he moved lo Abilene at the age of 6 where his parents worked at the stale hospital. He was a World War I veteran and returned to Abilene where he hauled gravel with a leam of horses. Mr. Barbian moved to Plainview in 1923 where he was He was dead on arrival at Dyess Hospital. The Nichols infant had been admitted to Dyess Hospital, Wednesday night suffering from intestinal blockage. Ho had undergone tests at Hendrick and was being relumed to Dyess when the accident occurred. employed Rendering Lt. Katherlne Moore, a nurse pTaTn7lc°w in the ambu ' ancc , received mi- l,j s inor cuts and bruises. Airman by Company until t ULII1LULV "U" u-j"" ».i»..i._x. 1WIIVIU1 1I)J± \J\Jlll()HllJf VUIL.II JI1J ,, over, clothes thrown on the retirement two years ago when l ' L .- Larry Eugene Smith, the he moved back (o Abilene. He m a r r i e d Allic May driver of the ambulance, and Thomas Miller, driver of the , , Elmwood Memorial Park, Sheppavd in Abilene in 1931. He 03 !;, were not Injured. is a member of the American! Graveside services were held Legion, VFW, and the Catholic, J "'y ^ ^ Nichols infant at Church at Plainview. He is survived by two brothers, Pole of 426 Sycamore and Frank ol 818 Sammons; several nieces and nephews. O'Hare International Airport in Chicago Is the world's busiest airport. 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