Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on November 28, 1967 · Page 4
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&&OWNW66& Sl/tlitlN fusidd?, Nov. 2§, SAYS LAURENCE HILLYER Korean Job Challenging "The gratitude of the Korean' people for the aid and assistance of the United Stales both during and after Ihe war is g e n u i n e," Laurence (Larry) ( Hillyer Jr. said. Hillyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. j L. D. Hillyer of Brownwood, isi a civilian working as chief coun-' sel for the Far East Engineer District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Seoul. Korea,, With offices also in Tokyo. "The job is interesting and challenging," Hillyer noted. He Weather Helps Teras Harvest AUSTIN fAP) - Favorable Weather in Texas last week spurred the gathering of crops to near completion, the U. S. Department of Agriculture reported Monday. Cotton harvest is 153 ner cent complete, compared with 77 per cent at this lime last year. Good weather in the High Plains areas —except around Lamcsa and Abilene — allowed good progress in stripping operations. Sorghum combining is 98 pel- cent complete, compared with 100 per cent at the same period in 1966. The peanut harvest is 79 per cent complete, compared with 9 per cent last year. Soybean harvest is 96 per cent complete, the same percentage for I960 at this time. Sugar beet harvest is 57 per cent complete, compared to 81 per cent last year. Wheat seeding is 98 per cent complete, compared with 99 per cent for 1966. Oat seeding is' 95 per cent complete, the same as a year ago. Lower Rio Grande Valley fields were drying from the Nov. 11 rains, with planting of winter vegetables and spring onions again under way in some of the well drained soils. explained his job involves settlement of disputes between construction contractors and the United Stales government. Hillyer pointed out the great difficulty in his job is the language barrier. HE ILLUSTRATED construc- lion jobs such as evacuation hospitals, air fields, and othef types of building involving government construction. Hillyer continued his commendation of the Korean people when he said, "Of all oiir allies, it is recognized that the Koreans are most genuine and most faithful." "They have already furnished 45,000 fighting troops to South Vietnam and recently concluded an additional committment for 25,000 more troops," Ihe district chief said. Hillyer went to Korea in June, 1967. Prior to that he was associated with Albuquerque, N. M. engineer districl for Ihe last 15 years. There he served as assistant counsel until he was promoled lo chief for Ihe Far Easl Dislrict. "The army, navy and air force conslruction program in Korea and Japan is handled through Hillycr's offices in Ihe Far East. He supervises carrying out of govcrnmenl conlracls for the army, navy and air force. HILLYER SAID the idea of the binding effect of a contract is difficult to gel across lo eilh- cr Koreans or Japanese and many times in a dispule, Ihe only solution is a settlement. For Ihe few months he has been in Seoul, Hillyer has learn-1 ed a new way of life. He lives on the American army base but is hoping lo be able lo locate a western style home so his wife and three children may join him for Ihe remainder of his two- year contracl in Korea. Korean homes are healed with 7 Texems Among Dead In Vietnam WASHINGTON (AP) - Seven casualties among fighting men from Texas were listed Monday by the Defense t)cpartmehl, including four killed in action. (>ne changed from missing 16 dead and two dead from non- enemy causes. Killed in action were: Army - 2nd Lt. Larry L. Wik Hams, husband of Mrs. Mary A. Williams, 2501 - B Sherwood Lane, Austin; Set. Ramon H, Torres, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guadalupe Torres, GOB North Rife St., Arahsas Pass; Sgt. Leonard L, Bevels, husbahd of Mrs. Ruby F, Bevels, 2006 South East St., Sherman; altd Pfc. Jimmy D. Roberson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Damon L. Roberson, 2110 West 25th, Plaihview. Missing to dead — hostile: Army — 1st. Lt. Richard f, Busenlehner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Busenlehncr, Route 1, Box 123, Rowena. Died not as a result of hostile action: Army — Sgl. Richard L, Moreno, son of Mr. and Mrs, Vic- 7968 May Prove Dramofic Year for Viet Deve/opmenfs WASHINGTON (AP) - Is the, departure of Defense Secretary 1 Robert S. McNamflfa from his I post the First in a series of dramatic events involving the war id Vietnam? While the White House would neither confirm nor deny Monday night that McNaifiara was Oft his way out—although other sources did confirm it—it should always be remembered President Johnson not only has a strong political sense but also a vivid dramatic one, too. It should be ho surprise ifj 1968 turns out to be a very dra-i hiatle year. Johnson and the North Viet- {hamese, out of the same set of I circumstances, have exactly the same reason for wishing for exactly opposite results in the war next year. The reason is the criticism piling up around Johnson for his i ! conduct of the war from all di- 1 tor Moreno Sr., Rural Route 2, Weatherford; and Spec. 4 Ray- j ', mond Perez, son of Mr. and \ 1 Mrs, Joe Perez, 3817 Bryan, Fort' rectiotis, including many within his own Democratic party. Because the criticism can have a tremendous effect, it is not farfetched to expect startling events in the months ahead. Johrison sees his popularity and public confidence in him at a low level. "Already some forces are at work within the Democratic party to keep him from being renominated in 1968. No one knows better than Johnson that his chances for rc- nornitlation and re-elecliofi to the presidency arc in jeopardy if the war drags on through all of next year and the criticism continues to grow. (Only Monday it was learned that Charles F. Frankel, assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs, resigned, according to the Columbia Broadcasting System, in protest against Johnson's Vietnam policies.) The fact that he is President is reason enough for Johnson to get the war over with as fast as possible. His political future gives him an added reason for wanting to. Nothing could possibly help" Johnson as much politically as a smashing defeat of the North Vietnamese before next August's Democratic nominating convention or, at the least, some weeks before the November election. On the other side of the coift arc the North Vietnamese. Even if they felt themselves slipping badly in 1968 it is not hard to imagine they would try to drag the war on through the whole year in the hope Johnson would be eliminated from politics and his successor would be anxious to make concessions outright defeat for them could not obtain. Johnson and his two closest advisers on the war—McNamara and Secretary of Stale Dean Rusk—have all been on the receiving end of the criticism dumped on the administration for the war. The great whale actually is slate gray to black, mottled with while. HOME FOR A VISIT—Laurence HMIyer Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Hillyer of Brownwood, home on a shorf- visit, looks over his father's law books. He returned Sunday to Korea where he serves as chief counsel for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Korea and Japan. (Bulletin Staff Photo) 5'Electronic Voting Systems Approved AUSTIN (AP) — Computer-1 which the voter punches holes ' Ized elections are now legal in with a metallic stylus. The cards U Texas, which means your candi- i date still may nol win, but the ' agony of doubt should be shorter. ' Secretary of State John Hill, the state's chief election officer under the new election code, ap- then are counted by digital elec- Ironic compulers located al cenlral counling stations. The cubic system uses a paper ballot similar to the one now used in Texas elections. It is marked with special ink thai fa- proved five electronic voting j cilitates counting by an electron- systems Monday for use by j j c scanner, cities or counties that want to buy Ihem, The new law requires Hill's approval, afler public hearings by three experts and himself, before an electronic system may be used. Five systems applied. All were approved. The voting systems are IBM Votomatic Seiscor 240 Vote Recorder, Datamedia Vote-A-Cord. e,r, VIP, Vot-A-Maker and Cubic Votronics Vote Counter. I The first four are nearly identical, employing an IBM card on Mechanical—as distinguished from elecironic—voting systems employing huge machines with levers have been legal in Texas for some time. Hill said when the Cubic Sys- lem is used in "an election for which different voter qualifications apply to different offices or propositions to be voled on at the same voting place, separate sets of ballots identifiable by color, heading, size or some other means" should be used. ondol. Source of heat is a charcoal briquelte and Koreans sleep on Ihe floor lo derive Ihe benefit of the heal. Running waler is almosl unheard of in a Korean home and Ihe people haul drinking waler and conserve rain water. • Hillyer lauded Korean food which is rice and kim-chi. He said the latter is a pickle prod- ucl with red peppers added. He compared it to an American salad and added. "I love it." The lawyer in discussing Korea said Ihe Country is totally militarized and he pointed out Seoul is the 10th largesl city in Ihe world with a population of 4Vi million persons. But on Ihe other hand, he noted the only modern buildings there are Iwo hotels and the U.S. State De- parlmenl building. I HILLYER DESCRIBED Ihe j shopping dislrict in the city as I one of. thousands of small shops. "There is no zoning and any and every kind of retail outlet sland side by side on crowded jslreels, he explained. "There | are no department stores and (the old fashioned markets on streels are much evidenl there," Hillyer said, He compared teen-agers in Brownwood and Seoul, "Boys and girls are segregated in school at the age of seven and do not resume their acquaintances until they are about 24 years old" he commented. He pointed out that early marriages in Korea are taboo. Mrs. Hillyer, who shares her husband's hopes to join him in Korea soon, is at present technical librarian of the joint chiefs of staff, joint task force two at Sandia Base, Albuquerque, N. M. THE COUPLE'S three children, Cory, 15, Dana, 12, and Laurence III, 9, look forsvard lo altending an army school in Korea as soon as their father finds them a place to live. Hillyer finished University of j New Mexico Law School in 1951 and graduated from University : of Texas Mining and Engineer- ling School at El Paso in 1948. {He spent IVz year at Brownwood High School but graduated from El Paso High School. B/anfon kites Wednesday HOUSTON /AP) — Funeral services 'are planned Wednes, day for W. N. (Will) Blanton, a I leader in chamber of commerce ' work across Texas and in the ! development of the cily of Hous' ton. Blanton died Monday night at age 77. Born in Moody, Blanton did chamber work in Merkel, Weatherford, Amarillo, Shreveporl and in Longview, where he founded the East Texas Chamber of Commerce. From 1929 to 1955, he ran the Houston chamber, leaving to work with Starworth Drilling Co., in which he gained a controlling interest. He was a commissioner of the Port of Houston from 1953 to 1966. Blanton was a leader in the, congregation of St. Luke's Meth-' odist Church, where his funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. | Wednesday, He will be buried in ' Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Gray Times for Britain By JOHN CUNNIFP AP Business Analyst ••'NEW YORK (AP) - The British once boasted that the sun never set on the British Empire but there are days now itftMi British executives and . government men must sigh with - relief when dusk finally comes. • > rThe.se are gray times for Brit: ( 'ajn, and the darH mi§t§ that now , . precede winter seem a symbol ;'also of'her trials. Her chronic demand one operation after And still the maladies ,,e.m go fop bask in history 'B<$fld thf root of SQO$ of to' Ailments, among them, the cost and orld War II, the to war without anything that could have been expected. They are like evil spirits, and it is understandable that British believe }n ghosts, Who could have predicted the damming of the Suez Canal through which much of Britain's trade was routed? Who could have foreseen the obstinate refusal of France to permit Brit' ain to join and share in.' the trade benefits of the Common Market? Who could have slated with any assurance just }& years ago that Britain would Jose some of her bes.t brains, the brains needed to rebuild a, nation, drained abroad by financial and de.mjc reward?? And wjja.1 }gn,d of madness m the Brifisl) t psyc,h.e was jt that mm at the try.'in a fettle fer , nested lo to jurobliaif .V.'riiftV r ''All "-' ' sheep, a real setback for a nation already on austerity, Who. can say also, in this age of growing nationalism, thai the demands by Scots and Welsh for more home rule are nothing but a humorous sidelight to history? Perhaps a growing domestic problem has been added to all the others. Even when determinedly face to face with her problems, willing to fight and solve them if possible, the apparent solutions sometimes, have wound them- sejves in a. dilfmma, Consider the export-imped situation, Jn order to escape from her balance of payments, probJemsw-in order to increase lie/ wpcirte-BrjUta - colluded thai ih§ would have to foj-ee'her economy into exp^asion, r'BjiU being a. nitiojAsrgejy dr pendent ,^'pw material! f her production ' increased her j Imports,' of aJJ things, rose al-j most in proportion. And so she ; J has had to slow down again and i ! again, j Once the sun never set, and so \ forth. Now it is very, very foggy and summer "is a very long time away, ' • Two Workmen Drown in Orange ORANGE, Tex, (AP) - Two wkmen. drasrogd, Monday Jn an accident at -abater .treatment, pond of the Qwenstfilinojs Paper Co, north , .- • The, dead wfre Gilbert EJrrett of Rust and ba of IRQWNYWQOD IUUETIN 7«01 / -- ' -.'•;,'-./••'.> ! inctoifd Uf. 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