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Hattiesburg American from Hattiesburg, Mississippi · 3

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Saturday, June 15, 1968
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J it i-v' 1 ? Nl 7 111 s J- . xk ft (--:7 1 I 1 ;J I MILITARY REVIEW Alabama's gover- ! nor Albert P. Brewer, left, chats with t. Maj. Gen. James T. Hardin at Camp ; Shelby today following a review in honor 'At Camp Shelby 'Bama Guard stages review in honor of Gov. Brewer Headquarters of the Alabama Army National Guard ended its first week of summer training at Camp Shelby this morning with a review honoring Alabama's "governor, Albert P. Brewer. 2 The governor and Major. Gen. James Taylor Hardin, com- ,manding general of Alabama's , Johnson gives new gun bill . 'top priority' - By FRANCES LEWINE Associated Press Writer AUSTIN, Tex., (AP) - Presi-tdent Johnson launched today a "top priority" effort to get Con-" gress to pass a gun control bill ( that would cover shot guns and rifles as well as hand weapons. He plans to leave "no stone unturned in trying to get this bill passed," Presidential aide . Joseph A. Califano Jr., said today after conferences with the President at the LBJ Ranch for the past several days. The President also moved to get states and cities to formulate model gun control laws so there can be an effective "network of legislation" to control guns on the national, state and local levels. Califano said there has been "an extraordinary public display of support for the President's gun control bill," sent to Congress after the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, t Califano reported more than ""5,000 letters "a fantastic amount of mail on gun control in the past couple of weeks" running 11 to 1 in favor of the President's position, particularly a prohibition on the mail order sale of long guns and rifles. U.S. bombers (Continued from Page 1) the capital and the northern suburb of Gia Dinh. Because of the shelling, the Australian and Japanese embassies advised their nonessential civilian residents to leave Saigon. But the United States and France, which have the largest number of civilians in South Vietnam, did not issue evacuation notices. The U.S. Command has termed the Viet Cong shelling of Saigon "random and indiscriminate," designed to terrorize the population. In the air war, U.S. planes flew 82 missions over North Vietnam's panhandle Friday, :ompared to the 135 and 136 strikes flown the previous two lays. Navy spokesmen said one if the carriers in the Gulf of Tonkin was on a routine one-day "stand-down" and did not launch any strikes. Pilots said they damaged two large oil storage areas near the :ity of Vinh and Mu Gia Pass, ind hit trucks, highways and 'ridges which supply enemy roops in South Vietnam. i - ... . ( .': i ' ' jjr-- Guard, along with Brig. Gen. Oral L. Davis, reviewed the troops. Davis is commanding general of the 167th Support Brigade and commander of troops. Decorations and awards were presented prior to the review and the 31st Aviation Battalion of military aircraft staged a fly-over. Warrant Officer Joe Suttle of the 252nd Transportation Battalion presented a short demonstration of flying skills with the helicopter. Cpt. Jesse M. Williams, III served as narrator for the review which was witnessed by a large crowd of visitors and national guard brass, both Alabama and Mississippi. This review marked the end of the first week of summer training at Camp Shelby. During the course of the summer in excess of 25,000 troops will train at the sprawling, ever-growing national guard training center. Red Cross meeting is Tuesday night Ott Brockman will speak at the annual meeting of the South American Red Cross, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Center. Previous items in The American had said the meeting would be tonight, but Tuesday is the correct time. Board members will be elected and recognition of service will be made. Uniformed volunteers are asked to wear their uniforms. The chapter is made up of Covington, Forrest, Lamar, Perry and Stone Counties. Highway commission requests authority to hire accountant JACKSON. Miss. (AP)- The three state highway commissioners have asked the legisla ture for authority to hire an outside accounting firm for auditing all contract awards. Dur- chases and materials. The commission made the re quest Friday in a statement noting that the largest highway program in the history of the state is expected to come out of the legislature. "This would serve not onlv to assure the commission that its actions are in accord with the laws under which it operates, but would make available to the legislature and public the full conduct of the program as it progresses, t h e commission said. It said monthly or Quarterly reports would be made public and this "would promote an un derstanding of highway con struction costs. " I - .11 I ...if .'4 of Brewer. Hardin is commanding general of the 'Bama Guard. (Staff Photo by Jim Ellis) Paris Stalemate in peace talks continues By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent PARIS (AP) - At the end of five weeks, the peace talks between the United States and North Vietnam rested on dead center today. Neither side showed any sign of making a concession that could break the stalemate. The next meeting between Ambassadors W. Averell Harri-man of the United States and Xuan Thuy of North Vietnam is scheduled for Wednesday following a week-long recess. During the recess Harriman will consult with his advisers here and keep in touch with policy-makers in Washington. Since last Wednesday's meeting, which produced another round of argument over how to de-escalate the war, Thuy and his delegation have been silent, but claims of military victory and eventual triumph for the North Vietnamese cause continue to be heard from Hanoi. The latest came Friday from Defense Minister Vo Nguyen Giap in an interview with the Algerian newspaper El Moudja-hid. Giap was quoted as saying the battles now going on in South Vietnam are comparable to the battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 in which his forces defeated the French. U.S. officials believe the stream of victory claims coming out of Hanoi in recent weeks may be designed in part to boost the fighting spirit of the Communist forces in the South. They also believe the verbal barrage is aimed at convincing world opinion that the United States and its allies are losing the war and should therefore negotiate a surrender in Paris. The issue on which Harriman and Thuy have been deadlocked from the beginning is North Vietnam's demand that the United States stop all attacks on its territory and the U.S. coun- terdemand that North Vietnam must also scale down military operations. Carnes cattle missing or stolen or both Sheriff Gene Walters said today he and his deputies hold little hope of finding 13 head of cattle reported missing from the farm of Mrs. Ida Bounds of Carnes. Walters said Mrs. Bounds told him today the cattle disappeared a month ago. The animals are of the "rake straw" variety, the sheriff said. "These are range cows." said Walters, himself an ex-farm boy. "They were not under fence and could have wandered off or been stolen." Municipal Assn. Eastland claims Vietnam war is deadly 'plaything' EASTLANRD INSI MUS .. .. BILOXI, Miss. (AP) -Sen. James 0. Eastland, D Miss., claims that the war in Vietnam "is a plaything and American boys are paying with their lives." Eastland made the charge here Friday. In a talk before the 33rd annual convention of the Mississippi Municipal Association, Eastland said he favors stepping up air attacks on North Vietnam in an effort to force surrender. Lt. Gov. 'Charles Sullivan, in an earlier talk, told the convention that history is made so rapidly nowadays the "presidential election this year could be the most important in over a century, perhaps the most important in this country's history." "If we continue our present fiscal policy of the incumbent president, this country could be come financially insolvent," he said. Gov. Williams- (Continued from page 1) have to ratify the Budget Com mission's recommendation that $52 million be appropriated for higher education over the next two years. The governor said he still hopes that the legislature wil produce enough new reve nue to give colleges and junior colleges some extra money. Williams said he did not share the feeling of some legislators that a special session later in the year is certain, but he conceded that one might be necessary. The medicaid program, a federal medical-assistance program for needy people for which the state must provide some money, "will require more study and thought than we could have given it at this session," he said. Both House and Senate return to work at 2 p.m. Monday for the 25th week of the marathon session, already the longest in state history. Transfusion ruled by judge for baby of Jehovah's Witnesses NEW ORLEANS (AP) A judge has ruled that, despite the parents religious objections, little Tammy LaBella should receive blood transfusions as necessary when she undergoes surgery. Juvenile Court Judge Leon Blessing made the ruling at the request of the child's physician. Tammy, eight: months old, required surgery for a punctured esophagus. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. LaBella, are members of Jehovah's Witnesses and objected to the possibility of blood transfusions being involved in the operation. Judge Blessing cited U.S. Supreme Court decisions in ruling that where the welfare of a child conflicts with the rights of the parents, the court has the power to overrule the parents in matters of life or death. Sears Leagues ! ! Register All Day Monday, June 1 7th, 1968 . . . Sporting Goods Dept. WIN: 1st Drawing 2nd Drawing 3rd Drawing Baseball and Bat. Drawings to be held at 8:00 p.m. and will be conducted by Miss Hospitality & The Three Queens of The Dixie Youth League! Miss Dana Thames First National Bank, National Lcaaut Miss Robin Dunbar V.F.W. American League Miss Sandra Srlgtets Faulkner Pipe Co. Hub League VDAM TV Personality, Golden Flake Clown Sno Cones Cotfon Candy Balloons Mayor Daniel D. Guice of Bi-loxi was elected president at the closing session of the three-day meeting, succeeding Mayor Charles E. Sampson of Greenwood. Mayor Patrick Dunne of Greenville was named first vice president and Mayor Dan Ferguson of Bates ville second vice president. State Sen. W. J. Caraway of Leland remains as executive vice president with Mrs. Sara F. Gallaspy of Jackson, executive secretary. Fathers Day service Sunday at St. Paul's A special Fathers Day service will be conducted by the men of St. Paul United Methodist Church, 209 East 5th Street at 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Dr. Fred Fielder, instructor, Mehar-ry Medical College, Nashville, Tenn. Dr. Fielder is a member of Clark Memorial United Methodist Church, a graduate of Row an High School and Tougaloo College Dr. Field later attended Meharry Medical College and Michigan State. The public is invited to this service. Rev. E. E. Grimmett is pastor. Republicans (Continued from Page 1) Encouragement of 'self-help programs among poor Americans" with a system of government incentive policies. Earlier, campaigning New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller called a press conference at which he acknowledged that Richard M. Nixon "has a substantial block of delegates" lined up in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. But Rockefeller maintained he can overtake the former vice president and win the job himself. "In the last week my campaign has really taken off," Rockefeller told a news conference. He said people are responding to his programs "as against the old politics." Among Republicans, Rockefeller said, "The atmosphere now is hang loose." He offered no estimate of Nixon's current delegate count but said it is not enough for nomination. Rockefeller said he now has over 250 delegates in his own column. The New York governor said he faces a dilemma in seeking support of favorite son governors from major industrial states. He said their endorsements would give him momentum but also would free some delegates who would switch to support of Nixon. "There is a delicate balance here," he said. Dixie Youth Ted Williams Best Baseball glove. Official Little League Baseball and Bat. Seen and heard Clarence Magee of 307 Fairway Dr. is one of 74 teachers from 17 states, Canada and Afghanistan who have been awarded grants to share in a program to enrich high school science teaching this summer at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Under National Science Foundation sponsorship, they will participate in an institute for high school teachers in the physical and biological sciences, June 24-Aug. 16. The Hattiesburg Little Theatre will hold its annual meeting at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Speed's Restaurant, Broadway Dr. All interested persons are invited to attend. Mr. and Mrs. J. Ed Turner and son, James E. Turner, Jr., will attend the Louisiana-Missis, sippi Chapter of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers educational conference June 20-22 at the Broadwater Beach Hotel, Biloxi. The Hattiesburg Little Theatre will hold its annual business meeting at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Speed's Restaurant on Broadway Drive. Interested persons are invited to attend. The summer picnic of El Buen Vecino Club for Latin American students and faculty will be held at 7 tonight at the home of Mrs. Nan Francis, 1303 Cherry St. Robert L. Cobb, Rt. 2, Purvis, has returned from Jackson, where he attended a two-weeks training class conducted by Southern Bell Telephone Co. Cobb, an installer-repairman with the telephone company in Hattiesburg, completed a course in methods of telephone instrument repair. Rev. Ervin E. Grimmett, pastor of St. Paul Methodist Church, will be the devotional speaker over radio station WFOR for the Hattiesburg Ministerial Assn. at 10:45 a.m. June 17-22. Type garbled in story about photo exhibition There were several lines of garbled type in an American article concerning an exhibition of pictures of the early days of Hattiesburg. The Friday article should have Btated that all pictures, newspaper clippings or other items Sears Tonight four Tonight 5 Winners of Sears Gift Rules Weigh your Dad on eur Scale in our "Ole Fashun" Booth on our Main Floor! Deposit his name and weight in the Registration Box! At 8:45 P.M. 5 names will be drawn, each one receives 10c a pound for his recorded weight! IHOP AT SEARS AND SAVE Satisfaction Guaranteed t Your Money Back I Sa,urday' Jun 1S' 196 H,t,i,,buf9 American pisi Mississippi oil Carbon dioxide gas tested at Rankin County wildcat JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -General Crude Oil Co. reportedly tested a great deal of carbon dioxide gas at its Rankin County wildcat three miles north of the Pelahatchie oil field. The venture is the No. l,n Spann Estate sec. 19-6N-5E, with flow of gas reported from tests on perforation in the Smackover lime at 16,288-503 feet. The well is the second in Rankin County to test a large amount of carbon dioxide, following tests by Chevron Oil Co. in a wildcat drilled last year in the Goshen Springs area In the Pelahatchie field, two Kennedy family will use television to thank Americans NEW YORK (AP) - The Kennedy family broadcasts today via three television networks to thank the American people for their concern during the days of mourning for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. The message, to be taped at the family compound at Hyan-nis Port, Mass., will include statements by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the senator's brother, and Mrs. Rose Kennedy, his mother. NBC said it would broadcast the message at 6:55 p.m. and again at 7:25 p.m. EDT. ABC will broadcast it at 3:55 p.m. and probably again during the 11 p.m. news, ' CBS said it would feed the message to its affiliate stations for their use at about 3:55 p.m. since the network is not connected at that hour. It was expected the message would be broadcast during the Roger Mudd Evening News at 7 p.m. must have the owner's name and address on the back and that subject matter of all pictures should be described in as full detail as possible. The exhibition will be held June 24-July 8 at the First National Bank and its branches. Items may be taken to any of the banks or Mrs. Warren Tra cy of the Heritage Committee will pick them up, and return them. She may be contacted at 582-3760. Salutes is FATHERS' Night laci is 10' a IPound at Sears between Certificates H Central Offices ad Credit 584-7511 Sears deep development wells were being drilled. Shell Oil Co. and Love Pe troleum Co. were below 15,000 feet in their No. 1, King sec. 18-5N-5E and the same opera tors were below 12,000 feet in their No. 1, Knight sec. 18-5N- 5E. Both ventures were scheduled for 17,500 feet to test the Norph- let sand. Also operating in Rankin County were three important wildcats: Skelly Oil Co. was be low 8,900 in its No. 1, Hauberg sec. 18-8N-5E, in the northern part of the county; Humble Oil and Refining Co. continued attempts to drill up part of stuck liner in its Ridgeway No. 1, sec. 4-4N-3E, foud miles south of Brandon. The jammed portion was at 17,695 feet and total depth was 19,012 feet. About three miles south of the Humble venture, Shell was drilling below 3,600 fet in its No. 1 Garrett sec. 28-4N-3E, scheduled for 21,000 feet. A rapid development program of drilling was under way in two recently discovered Clarke County fields in the Smackover lime. Getty Oil Co. had run electrical log to 14,200 feet in its No. 1, Williams sec. 18-1N-15E with reports that about 30 feet of oil section was logged in the Smackover lime at 13,500 feet. The venture was a northwest offset to the discovery well of the East Nancy Field. The second operation in the new field was Getty's No. 1, Allen, now near the coring point at 13,400 feet, a southeast offset to the discovery in sec. 20-1N-15E. Shell was drilling below 8,900 feet at Pachuta Creek in its No. 1, Moore sec. 22-2N-14E, and was below 6,900 feet at the No. 1, Britton sec. 22-2N-14E. Both ventures were scheduled to be drilled to 13,800 feet. In Madison County, Pan A-merican Petroleum Corporation was drilling below 15,000 feet in its wildcat the No. 1, Board of Supervisors sec. 16-9N-3E, near Canton. HATTIES1UR9 AMERICAN Wcond clas postage his been ptltf tt Hattiesburg, Miss. 39401. Published dally except Sunday at 110 W. Front St., Hattiesburg, Miss. 3401 (change of addresi notices are to be sent to this address). Home delivered by carrier $1.75 a month by mall S20.I0 a year outside trade area. Single copy toe. H'burg Pops1. t 6-9 p.m. 3 Worth WMjr Open Every Night until 9 p.m. during our Ole Fashun Sale! Pre Pejrktnej Ml Mala St, Hsttmbart, Miss,

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