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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 41

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Friday, November 15, 1968
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Palm Beach Post, Friday, Nov. 13, 196839 Bishops May Vote Today On Birth Control Stand Catholic couple may conscientiously practice artificial contraception despite the Pope's stand. On the other hand, they said the pastoral would not take the hard line adopted by some U.S. prelates that anyone who uses contraceptives has no right to consider himself a good Catholic or receive the sacrament. Thus, the right of personal conscience would be acknowledged, at least indirectly. This acknowledgement, however, was expected to be hedged with a heavy emphasis on the duty of faithful Catholics to heed the Pope's encyclical. The Pope upheld the rhythm method, which is based on ab stinence from marital relations during a woman's fertile, period, and recommended that research be undertaken to make this method more reliable. The foundation authorized by the bishops will be organized under the direction of Washington's Cardinal Patrick O'Boyle, who has disciplined more than 40 of his priests for voicing public res ervations about Pope Paul's ban on contraceptives. The foundation will be financed by grants from each Catholic diocese in the United States. Earlier, some of the bishops had been doubtful that the conference would ever reach agreement on a pastoral letter. But late Thursday, a spokesman said: "I am confident there will be a pastoral." Disagreement over the letter became so great that the bishops put a temporay news blackout on their discussions at mid dav. WASHINGTON (L'PIi A committee of L'.S. Roman Catholic bishops approved a pastoral letter Thursday declaring that Pope Paul's ban on contraceptives is "authentic touching." But it is expected to add that a Catholic couple will not be cut off from the sacraments if they find themselves unable to accept the teaching. The letter will be presented to the National Conference of Catholic Bishops today for a vote. If approved, the text of the 11,0(11) -word document which the bishops have been discussing all uvek will be made public. Completion of the proposed pastoral letter came as the bishops voted to create a $1 million foundation to conduct research into the rhvthm method of birth control, approved by the Pope when he outlawed contraceptives as immoral in his Julv encyclical. It will take a two-thirds majority of the 220 bishops attending the conference's fall meeting to approve the letter. The vote is scheduled before noon. Bishop Gerald McDevitt of Philadelphia told reporters a pastoral letter is supposed to "represent the mind of the hierarchy" on an important issue, but it not necessarily-binding on clergymen or laymen who disagree with it. Informed sources indicated the American hierarchy would not go as far as the bishops of some nations including Canada, Franco, Germany, and Holland in saying that a g lr" fJMjvUhy , J: Smathers Reported LBJ-Nixon Liaison im TV SPECTACUL IfflilL U SEE YOUR FAVUKIlfc IV rKUoKAM h , , SEE YOUR FAVORITE TV PROGRAM l..iiTi ' , , IN BEAUTIFUL COLOR PICK A TELEVISION - PICK A PRICE! I NO PAYMENT TILL FEBRUARY 1969 on all major appliances, TV or console stereos mm-. By DALE Pl'LLEN Washington Bureau WASHINGTON George A. Smathers turned "r yesterday and spent 2'. birthday limns talking with President Lyndon Johnson at the White House. He would not say what was discussed, but the U.S. senator from Florida admitted he is serving as a "liaison" between .Johnson and President-elee' Richard Nixon. Smathers has been person. illy close to both men over the years, and Nixon currenth is renting Smathers' home on Key Biscayne as a rest spot. "Nixon asked me to talk to Johnson" on certain mailers. Smalllel s said. Similiters said he had talken to both Johnson and Nixon a number ol times since the presidential election, "bin I can't tell you news people what about, because I like to keep these follows 1 Nixon aim BIG PORTABLE PHILCO COLOR TV with SOLID STATE SIGNAL SYSTEM for sharper pictures and longer TV life Pahokcc Asks More Dump Area Johnson) willing to talk to me." From Smathers' refusal to answer questions Thursday, indications are strong, however, that one of the .subjects that Nixon has discussed with Smathers is a possible Smathers spot in the Nixon admin istration, perhaps at the cabi net level. Various guesses here ha Smathers as secretary o Commerce, secretary ol :! Treasury, attorney general m assistant secretary of State lo, Latin American affairs. Asked if lie had talked to tin President-elect about ti posi lion in his Cabinet, Smathers said, "1 can't comment." Asked if Nixon had said he wanted him l Smathers l in 'his Cabinet, Smathers said "I just can't talk about anything in this area." lie did talk about his association with Nixon, however, and their mutual lriend, Bebe Rebozo. Asked if the $100 monthly rental figure cited in news shirk's was what Nixon was paying to use the Smathers Key Biscayne home, Smathers said ho wasn't sure, that Rebozo handled it and if Rebozo said it was $4(1(1, lhat is what it is. Key Biscayne could turn into a Little While House for Nixon if "newspapermen and eumcrmen leave him alone," Smathers said. Smathers said he believed Nixon owns lots on Key Biscayne and may build a home there. This would enable Nixon to sot up a "compound" in which he could relax relatively tret from overly curious citizens and newsmen. Nixon was scheduled to Ih lo Key Biscayne later tnla and, according lo Smathers. perhaps to the Bahamas Monday. Smathers indicated that he. loo, might be in Miami Salur day. Smathers first met Nixon I" 1!U7, when they both wen freshmen in the L'.S. House Representatives, along with -t rrritrtr- rfrrtrrr-Krrrrrrttrr - Smathers laughed and sail, his first impression of Nixon was, "Ho needed ti shave." Then, he added, "he was very, very industrious; I likei; him very much. As a matter ol lad, Jack Kennedy seemed probably the least likely lo succeed. But then wo didn't know about the drive and the money that Joe Kennedy, his father, had tor Jack." Smathers said he believes Nixon came to him til one point and asked whore he might go to find some sun and got rid of a had cold. "I suggested Vero Beach, and I think he went there and. through Dick Danncr who then owned a Ford Agency there; Nixon then went down to Mi ami where he met Bebe." Thai was 22 wars ago. the length of time George Smathers has served in Congress, lour years in the House, IS in the Senate, and the length ol time Richard Nixon has been intimately concerned with national affairs. PAIIOKKK Faced with a possible space shortage at the city disposal area, city coun-cilmen have voted to make a request of addilional land from the state Internal Improvement Fund. City Clerk I. Marshall Lair was instructed to contact the stale agency in an attempt to obtain the use of approximately 17 acres of land located adjacent lo the municipal sewage disposal plant located at the end of McClui e road. Lair said the city has been attempting to obi, tin a parcel of land Irom the 71a Farms, Inc., for several months but no progress has been made Inward that project. The City Clerk was unable lo estimate how much mote space was available at the present dumping area, al- -mntrftir ire -fircr -pom r mirTtTF" situation could become critical. Trash and ol her items collected by the city tire disposed of in this area, which is also available for use by the South Florida Sanitation Co., the organization that has the contract for garbage disposal. 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