Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on November 27, 1967 · Page 1
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Brownwood, Texas
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Monday, November 27, 1967
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WiAtHtft P6RfeCA$t 6fcOWN\\OOD AREA. Cooler tonight, gradually ending from jrest Tuesday Low tonight 45 to 50, Tuesday near 60 *ff Maximum temperature here Sunday % t.5, overnight low 45 Sunset today 5:27> lunrise Tuesday 7-14. ownwood Bulletin RAIN TEN PA§I§ TOBA? &R6WNW665, TEXAS, M6NSAY, NOVEMBER 27» 1967 VOL. 6§ NO, 38 10 tint* Daily, 15 C BUSY FIREMEN—Toys are beginning to flood the central fire station and Brownwood firemen are busy getting them ready for the Toys for Tots program now underway here. Work- Ing on a tricycle are Hollis Waddle, left, Preston Blanton, and assistant Clayton Elliff. Firemen are still In need of wagons, tricycles and dolls. They will accept any toy, regardless of its condition, because many un- repairable toys can be disassembled for parts. The program is jointly sponsored by the Brownwood Fire Department and the Downtown Bible Class. (Bulletin Staff Photo) attle Invasion Red Mortars atter Yan By GEORGE ESPiR Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) — Communist forces, striking boldly in three of the most critical areas of South Vietnam-Sunday and today, slammed hundreds of mortars into American positions and held off U.S. Marines in two fierce ground battles. U.S. losses were 25 dead and 134 wounded, while 38 of the enemy were killed, the U.S. Command said. The U.S. Command announced the loss of two more tactical fighter-bombers over North Vietnam, It said a Marine A6 Intruder was lost to unknown causes Saturday, and an Air Force F4 Phantom went down Sunday during 88 U.S. missions over the North. The four fliers are missing. Portuguese Count 250 Lost in Flood LISBON, Portugal (AP) Grieving Portuguese buried their dead and dug away today at the muck and mire left by heavy weekend rain? and floods which killed more Jhan 250 persons and destroyed,Jthousands of dwellings in heavily populated Greater Lisbon and surrounding villages. Hundreds more were-injured, and many were missing under tons of debris and mud. Mud- caked bodies were still being recovered in slums of Lisbon's suburbs and nearby villages, The poor, living in flimsily constructed dwellings, suffered most. As the downpour collapsed house after house, there were relatively, few casualties in better built buildings. Gaulle Says No fo Bnfish fo Enfer Common Market By STEPHENS BROEN1NG I Associated Press Writer I PARIS (AP) - President' [Charles de Gaulle again today 1 rejected Britain's efforts to join | the European Common Market despite its financial houseclean- SHOPPING DAYS TO .CHRISTMAS Extensive Manhunt Nets 3 Prisoners WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. •(AP) — Angered over the nailing to a tree of a girl member of a motorcycle club, Sheriff William Heidtman took two detectives and raided motorcycle clubs in Chicago, Indiana and Detroit until he found his quar, ry. Heidtman arrived at West Palm Beach Airport about 3 p.m. Sunday with his three handcuffed prisoners. Florida Gov. Claude KirH was »t the airport to meet them. "You left that girl hanging to the tree and 1 want to make an example pf this thing," said, the governor, natty in a puvstripe euit as he talked with the gri- jny-clothed prisoners. "Crazy John, Squirrel and Mangy," Kirk said, repeating Hie men's nicknames. "This bunch of bums has got the word they're not welcome in Florida. I hope young thrill-seeklng girls who go with them know now they can get their fingers burned—in this case, their hands nailed," Booked on charges of aggravated assault and conspiracy were Donald "Mangy" Graves, 18, of Detroit, Joe "Super Squirrel" Sorsby Jr., 19, of Houston, and John "Crazy John" Wables, 24, of Warren, Mich. Heidtman and his men, reinforced by squads of Detroit police, arrested them in a Detroit motorcycle club Friday night after a 1,600 mile, three-day hunt. Along with two men arrested Nov. 14, they are charged with driving four-inch spikes through the hands of 18-year-old Christine Deese Nerv.lQ>as punish- meat because she held out $10 from a club member, 'ing. ! He said its devaluation of the pound, however, may lead the world's money system back to j the gold standard, something he' advocates, De Gaulle told a news conference he feels Britain still is not ready to enter the Common Market and said France will not negotiate on its application for entry. Britain's membership at this time, he added, would mean breaking up the economic community. On other subjects, de Gaulle repeated his contention that U.S. involvement in the war in Vietnam prevented a search for a Middle East peace by the Big Four — France, Britain, the Soviet Union and the United States. De Gaulle believes only the Big Four can settle Middle East problems. De Gaulle said even a start on Common Market negotiations, which Britain has asked, would be advance approval for breaking up the European community. What is needed now, he declared, is a strengthening of European ties to be able to match the economic power of the United States. France would be willing, he went on, to enter into an agreement for association status of Britain and other nations to facilitate the necessary British transformations. Association would be limited to commercial arrangements, he indicated, and this status would deprive the "associate" members pf a voice in the community. Britain already has rejected association status. De Gaulle said the monetary measures taken by Britain to phore up its economy are appreciated in Paris. "But," he added, "for the British Isles to tie up to the Con« tinent a profound mutation must take place. "All depends, then, pot at ail on a negotiation . . . which would be the death knell of the community, but on the action of j the great English people to make of itself one of the pillars of a European Europe." France, dc Gaulle added, is not going to seek to abolish the Common Market and disperse its institutions. Gold Rush Over In Key Markets LONDON (AP) - The gold rush appeared over, at least temporarily, in Europe's two main bullion markets today but dealers in Paris reported renewal of the gold-buying wave that kept the dollar under speculative attack all last week. Dealers in London and Zurich said today sales were normal, apparently as a result of decisive international action to halt the gold fever in advance of French President Charles de Gaulle's news conference. Tills'brought to 757 the an- nounrfed- number of U.S. war- plarws'downed in combat over the^North in the nearly three- year-old bombing campaign. Nineteen Marines and 38 of the enemy were reported killed and 9<5 Marines were wounded in the Marines' two ground battles just west of Con Tliien, below the demilitarized zone, and 100 miles to the southeast, below Da Nang. The U.S. Command also reported that American forces had found an additional 224 North Vietnamese bodies on the Dak To battlefield bringing to 1,641 the total number of Communist claimed killed in the epic three-week battle. U.S. casualties also were revised upward, to 287 dead and 1,000 wounded. Troops Concealed ! Communist troops concealed, in a heavily fortified village 19 J miles southwest of Da Nang hit three companies of attacking Marines Sunday, and a reinforcing company with a savage crossfire of mortars, automatic weapons and small arms fire. Twelve Marines and 16 Communist troops were reported killed ; in tliis encounter and 80 Marines' were wounded. Near the DMZ a mile west of the Con Thien outpost, Communist mortarmen on Sunday shelled two companies of advancing Marines with 100 rounds. A dug-in platoon of enemy troops meanwhile kept up a stream of small arms and automatic weapons fire. This battle cost the Marines seven dead and 16 wounded, but the Leathernecks reported killing 22 of the enemy. TROUBLED ISLAND that has repeatedly brought NATO allies Greece and Turkey to the point of armed conflict lie* In the eastern Mediterranean within sight of the Turkish coast. Greeks outnumber Turks in the population by five to one. More Rains n Forecast Continued cooler temperatures with rain through tonight is predicted for Central Texas in the wake of a cold front which pushed through the area Sunday. Light rain which blanketed the area at noon is expected to gradually end from the west General Assembly Nears Vote on Communist China By WILLIAM N. OATIS UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) - The U.N. General Assembly today neared a vote on whether to admit Communist China to the United Nations, It was expected to vote once again to keep Peking out. Debate on the question, opened a week ago, was expected to end late this afternoon, and one U.N. official speculated that the voting would begin then. Diplomats generally predicted that the 122,-nation assembly would adopt a U.S.-inspired resolution reaffirming that a two- thirds vote is necessary to chanjjb China's U.N. representa tion. Tfcey,predicted defeat for a resolution "by Communist and nonaligriVd colmtries to seat the Chinese ^leds in place of the Chinese Nationalists and defeat also for an Italian resolution to have a committee study the whole question. That is what the assembly did last year. The Italian resolution caHgd for a committee to draw up recommendations "for an equita ble and practical solution to the question of the representation of China in the United Nations" taking into account "the exist ing situation and the political realities of the area." County Teens' Pockets Jingle s '* & L i "> t, ' ^^^ \£, ' '" : It's net only the adult popu. grpwn County reached &$ es H* Institute and otjiers, school The rest of it cam.e from ' lajtoi of grown County that has m§t§4 ^,018,689' In the past ™« mM , „ i • their allowances. . more money to spend tee year/ . TOT!, FIGURES show thai ««-«.,» M «O»A«»B • -. f ta ffl.wy went |pr records, ««^«$$ gar* greeting «3f4§i'?»oyite, ^teme Jewelry, p, cosmetics show that te§§ spending in thj United elpbjd. ta a record $18 the past year, squally among the y* anjj girls <« ^ and iP, ft Ja tttf ywt apiece <tance to storekeepers than the busiaess they do with the you^g peop]9 are the (amity purchases hat ftiey influence. They hjyg a strong voice in tot are d mSm i to * ' Holiday Toll Falls Behind '66 Carnage By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Deaths on the nation's streets and highways mounted steadily Sunday night during the final hours of the long Thanksgiving | day weekend, but the death toll was behind last year's record slaughter. Weary travelers clogged' roads on their homeward jour-j neys Sunday and swelled the death toll to 634. Last year 748 persons were killed over the Thanksgiving weekend, a record for any holiday period. The count began at 6 p.m. local time Wednesday and ended at midnight Sunday, a 102-hour period. In comparison, 567 persons were killed in a similar but non- holiday period from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, to midnight Sunday, Nov. 12, an Associated Press survey showed. Tuesday. Low tonight should be near 50 and Tuesday's high near 60, forecasters predict. Light rain began in Brownwood shortly before dark Sunday, after the front had moved through. Clouds built up with the frontal passage. ......;- 45 Degrees The mercury dipped to 45 degrees overnight in Brownwood after a maximum of 65 Sunday. By late morning, the city had recorded an official .47 of an inch of moisture from the slow fall. Rainfall readings were similar throughout most of the area. Early reported ,60 of an inch while Blanket reported half an inch and Goldtbwaite had .51 of an inch. May, Comanche and San Saba all received .30 while Santa Anna had .25. De Leon had recorded only .01 this morning. At all but Santa Anna reported light rain continuing to fall just before noon. Panhandle Chilly Parts of the Texas Panhandle shivered in temperatures as low as 15 degrees above zero this morning while light rain spread from western areas across much of the state's midsection. Subfrcezing temperatures gripped most of the Texas Panhandle in the wake of a cold front which crossed the Upper and Middle Texas Coast before daylight and edged into the extreme south part of the state. Clouds tended to hold temperatures up a bit in other sections. Tens/on High fn Cyprus ANKARA, Turkey fAP) —U.S. special envoy Cyrus R. Vance returned to Ankara today with Greece's answer to Turkish conditions for averting a military showdown over Cyprus. Informants said it appeared the Turks will reject it. Battle-ready Turkish troops and tanks waited aboard ships poised just 40 miles from ..the Mediterranean island republic for an invasion Vance and other diplomats were hopeful could be prevented. "There's no call for a smile," said Vance after ^conferences with Greek officials'. In Athens, "but there is none for a 'frown either." Secretary-General M a nil o Brosio of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was also in Ankara with reports of'his talks with Greek officials. Brosio said there was hope the two NATO partners could be kept from war. A Greek Foreign Ministry spokesman said his government told Vance it is willing to negotiate the withdrawal of Greek forces from Cyprus "in return for guarantees by Turkey not to attempt an invasion," Greece will insist on international guarantees of any such 'agreement, the spokesman added, including commitments from the North Atlantic alliance and the United Nations. Informed sources in Ankara said the Turkish demands Vance took to Athens included renewal of the special rights given the Turkish Cypriots by the 1960 agreement on the inde^, pendence of Cyprus, irights which Cypriot President Makarios took away in 1963; i withdrawal of non-Cyjpriot" forces from the island, and Greek; compensation for the aUajcfc Npv, 15 in which 25 Turkish '.Cypriots were killed. Lion Ticl<Ms Due Tuesday Tickets to Saturday's Brownwood-Dumas quarterfinal football game in A'mdrillo will likely be ready for sale sometime Tuesday, BIfS ticket manager and vice principal Cecp Elkins said today. Tickets for $2.50 each will go on sale at Wcakley-W^sou Hardware, Student tieke^ for $1 can be purchased ai the schools.

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