Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on December 1, 1967 · Page 1
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BROWN WOOD AREA: Cloudy and a little warmer tonight. Low fonight hear 50. high Saturday in 60s. Maximum temperature here Thursday 61, overnight low 47. Sunset today 5:2fi, suv ise Saturday 7:17. nwood Bulletin TWELVE PASES TODAY BROWNW60D, TEXAS, FRIDAY, 6&CEMBES 1, 196? VOL. 68 NO. 421 16 Cents Daily, IS Cents Sunda? Favorite Son Races May Bolster McCarthy Campaign By WALTER R. MEAKS Associated Press Wrilrr WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Democratic senators who oppose U.S. war policies in Vietnam are considering favorite son presidential primary races, campaigns which could bolster the White House bid of .Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy. Sens. Vance Harlke of Indiana and George S. Mclovern of South Dakota said favorite son campaigns are a possibility— and both added they generally agree with McCarthy's opposition to current U.S. policy in Vietnam. A favorite son candidacy ts a tactic to hold national convention delegations together most often used by slate politicians who frequently aren't serious candidates themselves. McCarthy, a Minnesota Democrat, announced Thursday he will challenge President Johnson's expected rcnomination bid in 1968 on a platform of disagreement over Vietnam policy. Vietnam-oriented campaigns by Harlke and McGovern would broaden (lie political confrontation outlined by McCarthy. But neither senator would say Whether lie would attempt to deliver his slate's presidential support to the Minnesotan should he become a favorite son. McCarthy listed four primaries as certain targets. They arc Wisconsin, Nebraska, Oregon and California. He said he also will enter the contests in eilher New Hampshire or Massachusetts—or possibly both. "I just hope he stays out," said Sen. Thomas J. Mclntyre, D-N.1I. "It's a lol of hard work for us if he doesn't." Now Hampshire holds the nation's opening presidential primary next March 12, and Mc- lntyre said neither he nor Democratic Gov. John W. King now plans to enter the race as a Johnson representative. Both are Johnson backers. "Of course, we can always adjust our plans," Mclnlyre said, should McCarthy enter the New Hampshire race. '•But neither the governor nor t is anxious to get into this thing as a stand-in," added Mclntyre. In Concord, N.H., King fold newsmen he sees no real threat to Johnson from McCarthy. There were indications McCarthy may skip New Hampshire anyhow. He said it might conflict with his schedule for an overseas trip next winter, a journey that may include a stop in Vietnam. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. D- Mass., avoided any discussion of McCarthy's possible entry in his slate's April 30 primary. McGovern said he told McCarthy he would think about, a possible favorite son race in (he South Dakota primary June 4. He said he will make no decision before January, when slate Democratic leaders confer. McGovern said he would consider the move to head off a possible battle over control of the delegation among forces favoring Johnson. McCarthy and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y, "I think it's going to DC a useful candidacy," McGovern said of McCarthy's campaign. "1 share the same interests he does." McGovern will be running fof re-election next year. Hartke will not, but the Indiana senator said he is facing home-front pressure to put his name on the ballot. Show Pecans are invading the Riverside Motor Hotel as the ninth annual Brown County Pecan Show began today. The show is being sponsored by the Brown County Pecan Growers Assn. whose president is John Gallaway. A bake and flower show is also included in the event which will end Saturday night. Flower and bake sale is being sponsored by the Brown County Home Demonstration Council. JUDGING FOR Ihe pecan show was to begin at 1 p.m. today with flowers to be judged at 2 p.m. Food entries have an extra day since judging in this category will not take place until 10 a.m. Saturday. The pecan show will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. Saturday until 4 p.m. Appropriate trophies, plaques and ribbons will be displayed by the winning entries, Gallaway said there will be first, second and, third place winners in each class and winners will go to the area show at Abilene Dec. 12 and 13. Judges for the show are L. D. Romberg, superintendent of the Pecan Field Station here; Dr. C. Lenton Smith, retired superintendent of the Pecan Field Station; and George Madden, horticulturist of the station. THE BROWN COUNTY show will be one of 23 such county shows over the state and winners from the county shows will advance to regional shows scheduled in Abilene. Regional winners-will advance to the state pecan show to be held next July in Brownwood. Regining over the 1967 pecan show will be Daphna Seymore, 16-year-old Brookesmith High School. junior, The home demonstration council will be in charge of the sale of foods Saturday afternoon. Judges for the food division are Mrs. Hazel Quails and Mrs, Velma Slaughter, SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS SIDEWALK SUPERINTENDENT — Nothing like being prepared and for the past few weeks, W. G. Streckert, president of the Brownwood Hospital Authority, has been appearing at the site of the new hospital under con-, struction minus the appropriate safety hat. Dr. Fred Spencer, on behalf of the hospital authority and the people of Brownwood, presented a steel safety helmet to Streckert "to assure the proper respect and authority becoming the superintendent of the building project." s (Bulletin Staff Photo) Souffi Vfefnamese Seize Cong Envoy SAIGON (AP) — Well-informed sources said today a meeting between U.S. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker and a high-ranking representative of the Viet Cong's National Liberation Front was thwarted recently when South Vietnamese police arrested a Viet Cong emissary. The U.S. Embassy issued a; ~ ~ statement later saying: "Allegations aboul planned or actual meetings between high officials of the U.S. Embassy and representatives of the VC-NLF as reported by The Associated Press are false. The U.S. Embassy would, of course, not undertake any such contacts without the knowledge of the GVN (Government of South Vietnam)." The "actual meetings" re- AbsenfeeVof/ng Deadline Today Today is the last day for absentee voting in the Dec. 5 municipal sales tax election in Brownwood. Absentee ballots AT TAX FORUM Questions, People Scarce If Thursday night's public I forum called the sales tax the may be cast until 5 p.m. today > forum was any indication I fairest way for everyone to at the city secretary's office in city hall. Through this morning, only seven absentee votes had. been cast. The election, to determine whether or not Brownwood will place a 1 per cent sales tax on items now subject to the state 2 per cent sales tax, will be conducted Tuesday at the five regular city polling places. Brownwood residents under- j have a share in paying for stand the issues involved in the municipal facilities and serv- Dec. 5 1 per cent sales tax election here. Only 26 persons showed up for the forurn, and questions were even more scarce than people at the meeting. Of those attending, only one publicly expressed opposition to the proposed sales tax. Three persons speaking at the Comanche County Pecan Show Saturday at Gustine COMANCHE-The 7th annual Comanche Pecan Show and fouth annual pecan bake show kicks off Saturday at Gustine School. Sponsored by the Comanche County Pecan Assn, the show, representing $1,000,000 pecan industry in Comanche County, will begin at 9 a.m. and the am nual meeting of the association will follow at 1 p.m. according to Roy Loudermilk of Comanche, association present. Entry deadline is today and pecans May be left at Gustine Slate Bank, the De Leon Chamber of Commerce, the county agent's office or with any officer or director of the pecan association. Pecans will be cracked and shelled tonight in the school by association officers, directors, members and their wives, Plaques and ribbons will be awarded to those who qualify and top entries will be entered In the regional pecan show in Fort Worth Dec, 14-16. Governor Insists He's No Candidate (AP) - SPY. Johp (Ponnalty of Tesaj said fa 4ay h§ diseased the secreter) 1 defense Job with President nspj), in Washington but "{ not a candidate lor'the job,'* being psnsider ed fw the p to, succeed Raberi I4e!& fie was ~^~ . .1 IQ Paris torn Washington. lie §ajd {hg discussion with the Pre?ide,n.t about the Pefense "was pure. 4, not the purpose pf his 34-ho-ur visit te 4 'I<went to: get a Steto , to in connection with Hemis Aotopto-> April- been yga/g j$F§yj>tit' | y^'jjSfcirrtte piJlBieji p*Hw * &s s ^' f i . said he wsujd visit in France Countries which • Reed, and Reed's wife* Connally spoke enthusia,,stical» ly of his epming visit -wilii the Count de Chambron, "' general of the French pavilion at the (air in, Item He said the count an4 his "direct 4§scei^ant§ P| , haw {°w 4°£W* jtheir ancestral horns 1 ices. They were Brownell Adams, Elmo Letbctter and Earl Tovvnsend. Gus Stuart was the only citizen present to speak out against the sales tax for Brownwood, although he added he has no doubts it will be approved. He accused the city council of using "intimidation and threats" in an effort to get the sales tax approved by voters. Mayor Pro Tern Truman Harlow presided over the forum meeting. He told those present the city has, with the approval of voters, spent about ?3.7 million on capital improvements during the past seven years. Then slides of most of the projects were screened and discussed by City Manager John Clary. Among items included were the coliseum, central fire station, library, new city hall, baseball parks, Carnegie and Austin improvements, Riverside Park and others. Harlow noted that in 1942 Brownwood residents were paying a tax rate of $146 while the present rate is $1.25 per $100 valuation. "That is a tax increase of only nine cents per (See TAX on Page 2) Second Cash Give Away Set Saturday Someone shopping In Brownwood Saturday afternoon will be given $100 at the second of four cash give-aways sponsored by the retail planning committee of the chamber of commerce and supported by more than 50 local merchants. The money will be given away at 2:30 p.m. at the Citizens National Bank corner. Shoppers may register for the cash at any of the participating stores, which display the large yellow posters advertising the project. The winner must be present at 2:30, Climaxing the four-week trade promotion will be the giving away of $500 on Dec, 16. ferred to in the statement ap- m parently regarded reports from j other sources that a meeting be- m twecn U.S. officials and Viet jf Cong representatives did take 1 place in a "neutral embassy" in 1 Saigon within the last 10 days. = A Saigon newspaper said the j proposed Bunker meeting was g arranged by the U.S. Central In- | lelligcnce Agency without let- g ting the Vietnamese govern- f ment know about it. A member | of the South Vietnamese House |f of Representatives also implied that the CIA tried to set up a contacl with the Viet Cong without advising the Saigon government. The sources who reported the meeting that didn't come off said it was arranged for early in November but national police arrested the Communist envoy in Saigon before he reached the embassy. The sources said it was believed the police did not know Lion Special Plans Derailed Disappointed Brownwood High School officials g began efforts this morning to charter buses to j carry students to Saturday's Lion-Dumas football | game in Amarillo after plans for a special train g fell through. | BHS principal R. E. Warren said efforts to g charier a train fell short of the goal of 330 student j tickets and 200 adult tickets. Warren said 99 adults j and 283 students had signed by early today. j Train ticket money will be refunded where the j fans purchased their ducats. Tickets must be pre- j sented before the money is refunded, Warren said. | BHS will bus members of the band, drill team I and students to the game Saturday. Warren said jf the buses will leave at about 10 a.m. Saturday. g Efforts were also under way to charter buses I for other Lion fans. I Brief Ing on Vietnam Highlights Seminar Thirty students who are mem- the purpose of the'Viet Cong! bers of the Gifted StudentsJ5em- agent's visit to Saigon, but the agent "spilled the beans" after he was questioned. The embassy also denied a report from other sources that Viet Cong representatives did meet in a "neutral embassy" in Saigon within the past 10 days with Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, the deputy U.S. military commander in Vietnam; Deputy U.S. Ambassador Eugene M. Locke and Capt. Robert J. O'Brien, in charge of the embassy security guard. The Liberation Front representatives were Le Van Huan and Huong Van Le, these sources said. The meeting took place while Ambassador Bunker and the U.S. military commander in Vietnam, Gen. William C. Westmoreland, were in Washington. inar from this area will be on the Howard Payne College campus Monday for an all-day program under the direction of Dr. F. B. Porter, HPC professor of education who is the program co-ordinator. Highlight of the day's activities will be a briefing on 'the Vietnam situation by HPC President Dr. Guy D. Newman, who recently visited that part of the world. Dean to Welcome Students will be welcomed to the campus by Dr. Milburn W. Blanton, HPC dean, and will attend chapel during the morning. After chapel they will visit those college departments in which their interests lie. Dr. Newman will speak to the group at a luncheon at Veda Hodge Hall at noon. After lunch they will visit the Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom and will hear Academy Director Col. Russell 0. Fudge and Mrs. Dorothy Schroeder explain the Academy and the Democracy in Action program of the college. The seminar program is sponsored by the Small Schools Association of this area, of which Harley Black, Zephyr superintendent, is president, The program is carried out under the guidance of the Texas Education Agency, and is co-ordinat- ed at that level by Charles M. Merrill of Austin, Head Delegation Heading the delegation of students due to be here are Lynda Jones, Moran, president of the student organization; Darwin Cox, Carlton, and Charlene vice president} Hagerman, Men (See SEMINAR on Page 2) Front Stalks Texas • Snow Possible in Panhandle t By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fpg returned to hamper travel over most of the Southeastern half of Texas this morning. Residents of the Panhandle braced, meanwhile, for a fresh norther by tonight and a possibility of a few snow flurries Saturday. Showers were jn peet for most other areas of the state by Saturday. Temperatures were shout nor* ma] for the season hi all parts of the state awi §kj,es were clear to partly cloudy suj44§ tbe fog Wit Visibility dropptdto » to places an4 it waj ^y a iittte feeder ai JQany fi«WS IP the wither Bureau shallow log were no reports of fatal accidents. Traffic controllers reported Houston's always busy airport was closed to traffic about 1 a, jn, when it was possible to, see no more than one»eighth mile, Vessels also stopped .moving Hn tije Houston ship channel, visibility, also halted , Uights at Fort Wsrth and WJchS t§ Falls, and some airlines di- vef J$J part of thjjr craft from Dallas rather tbjn, land with & JftWoot ceiling.' shrank to we^ixtet nth te§§ st VMona m Jbs plains, 'while a usi Jnp&erallhtJ 4BftS»t$IJ almost to Brownsville. The misty cloak thickened near daybreak in some ties, threatening to hang on |Q| several hours. ' '\ There was no moisture asj4§ from the fog, which humidity to ion per number of points, Th in the state heavy measure Thursday was at Uifkln and .0} Wells. ', ,

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