.6S6WNW66B , Nev. 59, \Hf CLAIMS Alleged Bribe Offer 'Friendly Gesture' iy JACK AUSTIN (AP) — Daiton C. Smith's alleged $25,000 bribe offer to Louisiana GoV. John McKeithen's former bodyguard was just a gesture to help a friend in a financial bind. Smith's lawyer claims. Lawyer Jack Gray of Denton argued Monday that the alleged incident had iiolhing to do with Aubrey Young's official duties as an aide to McKeilhen. Gray protested before Texas; -------------------------------------------- ~~" ~~ Secretary of State John Hill at-; a i, ou t whether he (Young) was' really didn't, know his motive." tefnfcts by Louisiana (o extradite acling j n a pu b|j c O r private ca- Gray said the $25,000 offer was Smith on public bribery charges, ; pac ii yi but they arc pretty hard a gesture from one friend to an- Which grew out of an alleged of- lo separate." said Hill. * other who was in a "financial fer of ?25,000 to Young to act asj Hi n a ii owc( j Gray and John L. bind." middleman to get Edward Grady Sullivan, also of Denton, three Waller Smith of the Baton Partin to change his testimony wec k s t 0 prepare a brief on the Rouge district attorney's office !n the James Hoffa jury tamper- ; px t rf ,dj|j nn request : which could asked Young if he heard Smith ing trial. i mean it will be a month or more: offer money to Partin, and, Partin, a Baton Ilouge, La., before Hill recommends a course; Young said, "$65,000 was offered teamster leader, was a surprise ; 0 f ac y otl t 0 GOV. John Connelly. , at the second meeting by Smith government witness at the I.%2j s mitn ^id not attend the ex- j (o get Partin to change his testi- Chattanoopa, Tenn., trial of Hof- i t ra( ijtion hearing. ' mony in the Hoffa trial." fa. He claimed he had been of- ! Y oung testified Smith had Young testified that Smith and fered $1 million to change his! asked him for an introduction lo Parlin told him Smith had testimony. ' p ar tj n . At the time, Young said. , sought information that might Smith was indicted Sept. 29 by £ m nh as k cc | now much money , lead to a wiretapping charge in | the Hoffa trial. said An affidavit from Partin said Eas tBaton Rouge Grand Jury ne owc j and turned himself in Oct. 3 al -About $27.000," Young ., Denton, where he was released : ne rep ]j e d, and he said Smith he had met several times with on $1,500 bond ! asked, "Would $25,000 help?" Smith and Young. « G ^ y u s ?, kou'siana wanted j n woujd hclp anyone." Young: Young, who was fired by Me-j Smith back for 'purely political : sald he replied, but said he ! Keithen, turned state's evidence, ihal| mcrely askcd Smilh lo pay 0 |f a nd after his testimony Smith reasons, and he called stales extradition attempts a ja $10)000 nole of Smith - s which W as indicted. no event" could a request from Smith to Young to arrange an . introduction with Partin "relate ls and Under Louisiana law, an offer ; Uon on |j iat charge, the same as a bribe. prosecu- SIGN PAINTERS—Working on a pep sign at May High School are junior class officers. From left to right they are president Eddie Hardy, vice pres- ident Steve LaRoque, secretary-treasurer Jeanie Hart. (Bulletin Staff Photo) LBJ Presses FigKf For Tax Proposal By fibMONU tfefcftEfON Associated Press Wfttef WASHINGTON (AP) - The odds against even one house of Congress passing a lax increase bill this year have gohc almost! out of sight, but President John- i son's administration is trying harder than evef to save the j measure. | Chairman Wilbur t>. Mills, t>- i Ark., of the House Ways and i Means Committee, where all tax legislation must start, said Tuesday it would be impossible for a tax bill to gel even through the House—let alone the Sefiate j —by Jan. 1. | Treasury Secretary Henry H. Fowler and Budget Director Charles L. Schultzc, neverthe- \ less, had a package proposal for the committee today: A $4 bil- Business News* National Security Patrol Service will begin patrols here Friday night, according to Arvel \ Keith, general manager. The firm will check its clients', property about 10 times each ' night between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., Keith said. Marked cars equipped with two-way radios will be utilized. i Patrolmen will be uniformed. as soon as uniforms can be obtained, he said. ; The firm, which patrols only the property of its clients, is not connected' with the Brownwood Police Dept. ! Keith may be contacted all 503 Booker or at 645-4144. I Uon spending cut and a 16" £ef cent surcharge on income taxes estimated lo yield, with lessef tax changes, about $5 billion by June 30. Joining the administration fis^ cal chiefs is the independent— but this lime firmly allied—Federal Reserve Board in the parson of Chairman William Me* Chesney Martin. Mills has said repeatedly he considers the hearings to be an occasion for examining plans la reduce spending, not lo consider lax legislation. But Ihe Arkansas Democral lold newsmen he wouldn't cul off the administration officials if they wanted to talk taxes. Mills has a double grievance against the administration spending cut plans. He says Ihe amounl is short by $1 billion of sc or inet,'iirig nls standard of dollar-for-dollar matching of lax increases and that it doesn't consider the $11 billion the taxes would yield in the next full year. Moreovc". he says he suspects much of the claimed saving is really only postponement of spending. Some members of Mills' committee, like Rep. Hale Boggs, of Louisiana, the House Democratic whip, and Rep. Al Ullman, D-Orc., insist every effort should be made at least to get committee clearance of the bill this year and complete action as soon as possible in 1968. Ullman told newsmen it would be a disservice to the country not to give full consideration to the administration's recommendations. In .any manner to Mr. Young's Official duties as an aide to the Young said, however, he took Partin, whom he called a casual governor of Louisiana." Gray! acquaintance, to the home of also said the charge against! Smith, who he said was a closer c.v*uu .„„- "vague and indef- friend. "Did you regard Smith's offer as a bribe?" Mil] asked. Smith was inite" and there is no like offense in Texas." "You can split hairs all dayi "No sir," replied Young. "I U.S. Keeping Close Tab on Outbreak By OVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department said today its animal health team is alert for any outbreak of the dread foot-and-mouth disease among livestock in this country. Officials said they are keeping close tab on a serious outbreak of,the disease in Great Britain because the world's increasing mobility heightens the chances of the malady being spread to disease-free areas. Personnel at ports of entry guard against the introduction of these and other diseases, In addition, local farm officials and veterinarians are on the alert for such possibilities. The department is ready to move at a moment's notice to quarantine any affected farm and livestock. <• Officials said an outbreak of the disease in this country could bring great Joss to the nation's . jnuUi-billjon-dollar livestock industry, with a resulting shortage and high meat prices. The disease last appeared in j this country in 1929, but there ! were serious occurences in Canada in 1951 and Mexico in 1946. This country relies heavily on a legal bar against imports of livestock and meats from areas where the disease exists. Primarily a malady of cattle and swine, foot-and-mouth disease also infects such other cloven-footed animals as sheep, goats, deer, antelope and buffalo. The disease is widespread in : Europe, Asia, Africa and South 'America. Human beings are rarely infected by the disease. Under "favorable" conditions, the virus causing the disease may remain infectious for long periods in animal carcasses, byproducts, straw, bedding and even pastures. It can be readily spread by contaminated animals, persons, vehicles and materials that bring the virus in contact with susceptible animals. Rusk at Odds »ntf , • th Senate (AP) ~ Johnson may be asked to instate a continuing dispute be- jween Secretary of State Dean and the Senate Foreign Jjii0n5 Committee regarding on the Vietnam jnembers of the panel g increasingly |mj)a Busk's rejection of in ns to appear before it and ' aiiswef questions on the ' Vietnam - Atoert Gore, D-Tenn., he 'wants to take the COP- sy d#g(?t}y to th? Prw* ~ decision. for having The secretary has said repeat* edly a more candid and fruitful exchange of views can be had in private session. But Core posed a series of questions he said Rusk should be asked to answer in public. They covered goals and national security aspects of the Vietnam military effort. 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