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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 43

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Friday, November 15, 1968
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Palm Beach Post, Friday, Nov. 15. 1968 39 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 abstinence 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 0' 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 day. WASHINGTON iL'PIi -A committee of If.S Roman Catholic bishops approved a pastoral letter Thursday declaring' that Pope Paul's ban on contraceptives is "authentic teaching." But it is expected to add that a Catholic couple will not be cut of! 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 11,000-word document which the bishops have been discussing all week 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 rhythm method o! birth control, approved by the Pope when he outlawed contraceptives as immoral in his July 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, France, Germany, and Holland in saying that a -- ,-.1-1 )! Ill Lll. .Ill, iyiWp.ltUJIffl4MW.llHtMltaiMWWMWl'l'IJ, i't.UWUW IP1B ...IIJUI.IIIIJ.IIIIJIIII .,. n i. .,-u r Smathers Reported LBJ-Nixon Liaison SEE YOUR FAVORITE TV PROGRAM IN BEAUTIFUL COLOR PICK A TELEVISION - PICK A PRICE! I NO PAYMENT TILL FEBRUARY 1969 on all major appliances, TV or console stereos Johnson I 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 spol in the Nixon admin istration, perhaps at Ihe cabi net level. Various guesses here hav Smathers as secretary o Commerce, secretary of Treasury, attorney general o, assistant secretary of Stale to, Latin American affairs. Asked if he had talked to the President-elect about a position in his Cabinet, Sinathers said, "I can't comment." Asked if Nixon had said he wanled him (Smathers) in 'his Cabinet, Smathers said "1 just can't talk about anything in this area." lie did lalk about his associ By DALE ITIJ.EN Washington Bureau WASHINGTON George A. Smathers turned .Y ycsterd.i and spent birthday hours talking with President Lyndon .lohnson 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 .lohnson and Presidenl-clcc! Kichard Nixon. Stnalhers has been personally close to both men over lite years, and Nixon current l is renting Sinathers' home on Key liiseavne as a rest spot. "Nixon asked nie to talk to .lohnson" on certain matters, Smatlieissaid. Smathers said he had t.ilkec to both Johnson and Nixon a number of limes since the presidential election, "but I can't tell you news people whal about, because I like to keep these lellows ( Nixon and BIG PORTABLE PHILCO COLOR TV with SOLID STATE SIGNAL SYSTEM for sharper pictures and longer TV life Pahokee Asks More Dump Area Big screen color TV- High brightness not a small-screen color tube portable Attractive walnut Simplified color controls finish ation with Nixon, however, and their mutual triend, Belie Rebozo. Asked if the $10(1 monthly rental figure cited in news stories was what Nixon was paying to use the Smathers Key Biscayne home, Smathers said he wasn't sure, that Rebozo handled it and if Rebozo said it was $100, that is what it is. Key Biscayne could turn into a Liltle White House for Nixon if "newspapermen and eamermcn 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 set up a "compound" in which he could relax relatively free from overly curious citizens and newsmen. Nixon was scheduled to Ih to Key Biscayne later today and, according to Smathers, perhaps to the Bahattias Monthly. Smathers indicated that he. too, might be in Miami Saturday. Smathers first met Nixon isi l;.).'!L-.wh('n they hoih-alllu. freshmen in the U.S. House oi Representatives, along with the late, John Kennedy. Smathers laughed and said his first impression of Nixon was, "He needed a shave." Then, he added, "he was very, very industrious; I liked him very much. As a matter of fact, Jack Kennedy seemed Philco 26,000-voIt Color Pilot Cool Chassis assures greater reliability, more natural PAHOKFK - Faced with a possible space shortage at the city disposal area, city coun-cilmen have voted to make a request of additional land from the state Internal Improvement Fund. City Clerk I. 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