Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on December 1, 1967 · Page 3
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Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas · Page 3

Brownwood, Texas
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Friday, December 1, 1967
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Ma'ay, See. t, t9<5? Johnson Says Move Reflects McNamara's Desire fey FKANK COt^ftER Associated Pi-ess Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Both lil public and in private. President Johnson is saying Defense Secretary Robert S. Me- Nafnafa's shift to the presidency of the World Bank reflected ftlcNamara's own desire—arid that Johnson felt powerless to stand in his way. Moreover, fto matter what others may think, Johnson seems satisfied McNamara is content with the way the President handled the situation and will depart the Cabinet with only warm feelings and appreciation for Johnson's role in the matter. the President portrays himself as the target of wholly un- justified charges, speculations and innucndos that somehow he eased McNamara out of the federal government fof political of other purposes. In the Chief Executive's view, the Pentagon boss will be shift" ing from first base to shortstop when he resigns to become president of the 107-fialion bank. And Johnson insists thai, had the decision been the Presi : dent's alone, McNamara would have remained on first base indefinitely. If some baseball fans feel the shortstop has more status than the first baseman, perhaps it might be well noted Johnson was a first baseman in his younger days. McNamara has been ap- proached about two dojfeft of f/iore jobs in recent years—one reportedly offering SI* million a year—and rejected all of them. Johnson finds this convincing evidence the Pentagon boss feally had his heart set oft the World Bank position, one paying $40,000 a year but presumably offering greater opportunities for public service. the President has often said he would not stand in the way of any appointee who felt the grass was greener elsewhere. Me has cited the case of one of his closest assistants, Jack Valenti, who quit to become the $150,* 000-a-ycar president of the Motion Picture Association of America, and noted that McGeorge Buftdy, his original na- tional seciifity advisef, departed to become Ford Foundation president. In Johnson's View, he could no mote thwart McNatnafa's desires fof other employment than 9he did in the Valenti and Bundy cases. At the safhe tittle he wants no one to think that lie encouraged McNamafa's decision or even hastened it. Jf the President were to draw up his own chronology of how the McNamara saga progressed, it doubtless would go very much like this: —April 18: George D. Woods, current president of the World Bank, invited McNamara to lunch, saying it was a personal matter. McNamafa accepted the invitation and was sounded out by Woods, whose term was expiring Dec. 31, of this year on whether the defense secretary might be interested in the Job. McNamara was. McNamara subsequently reported this conversation to the President and, while expressing interest in the bank job, made it clear he would remain in the Cabinet as long as Johnson felt necessary. —August: With no firm successor lined up, Woods worked out an arrangement to remain as bank president Until Dec. 31, 1908, with a proviso that he would leave earlier if a successor were found. ^-September; Directors of the bank worked out an agreement that the United States would propose, by Oct. 31, one or more candidates for the bank presidency. —Mid-October: Johnson told McNamara that candidates would have to be proposed soon and inquired if the Cabinet member was still interested. McNamara said he was. repeating he would not leave the Pentagon until Johnson felt he could release him. —Nov. 8: Woods, with the Oct. 31 deadline past, sought a meeting with McNamara. the secretary had a busy schedule and they arranged to confer in McNamara's limousine, which was bound for the White House. Woods reminded his hdst-Sft* wheels that time was funftifig out. -Nov. 13: treasury SeefeUjfy Henry H. Fowlef fnet With Johil* son, who told him McNamafa 18 his only choice fof the bank post. —Nov. 16: Fowler Wet at th€ treasury with Woods and Livingston "Merchant, U.S. director" of the bank, and all agreed McNamara is their man, —Nov. 19 or 20: Woods photled McNamara and told him John* son backed the McNamara can* didacy and that his name would be placed in nomination Nov. 2L —Nov. 21: Merchant proposed McNamara to liie World Bank directors. Cahill Given Three Years By PAUL RCER SAN ANTONIO (AP) - torn Cahill, who sometimes goes hungry to publish what he calls a "radical" newspaper, carried a hammer into a factory last March to strike a blow for his beliefs. He struck several blows. Before he could be stopped, he used his hammer to smash $3,000 worth of closed circuit television cameras. Cahill pleaded guilty to a malicious mischief charge Thursday and Dist. Judge Archie Brown sentenced him to three years in prison, the sentence was stayed pending a probation report. the bearded, bespectacled editor told the Associated Press he didnt 1 regret his action last March, but he wouldn't do it again. "Just within the past few weeks," he said, "I've decided to take a nonviolent approach." torn Cahill is a Jersey City, N.J. native who came here to "liberate" San Antonio. He said the Alamo City is controlled by a longtime conservative power structure and that the poor are oppressed. It's the poor, he said, that he came to liberate. the television camera smash- Ing was part of "this battle, this liberation." The cameras, he said, were being used to monitor the work of employes at the Steves Sash and Door Co. here. "I felt like it was harassing workers," said Cahill. "When I found out the cameras were focused on the men's room, that was the straw that broke the camel's back," Marshall Steves, owner of the firm, said the cameras were being used to improve efficiency at the plant. He said there were none focused on the men's room. Cahill is publisher, editor, reporter and, recently, principal newsmaker for his "occasional" publication "the Inferno," that calls itself "the conscience of the community." He lives and works in a room back of a barbershop in west San Antonio, in a poorer section of the city, He publishes "The Inferno", he said, "whenever we can scrounge up the money." Cahill calls himself a "professional radical" and has attracted a following with his no-holds- barred style of journalism, In a recent issue of "The Inferno" he described a local politician as "3-soulless cur who should be penned up." Such phrases are no{ Hnconunon for the paper, The editor first came to Texas as an Air Force enlisted man, He returned after his discharge and attended Del Mar College In Corpus Chrjstj where the students elepted him student council president in 1959. He later went to the University of Texas,, but dropped put "whefl J }os{ interest:.' 1 A few months after his arrival I here, he entered the city coun- 1 cil race against Mayor W. W. W. : McAllister. After the camera | smashing incident, he was dis- i qualified for failure to meet the ! residence requirements. ! the felony conviction Thursday, he said, ended his political career. "f wasn't cut out to be a poli- \ tician anyway," said Cahill. "I can't play the game of a politician. I'm too outspoken." Cahill, 30, said he hopes to avoid prison. He wants to stay here and continue his "battle", living on the meager income from his paper and donations from supporters, which include .several Mexican-American organizations. "1 go hungry at times, but I prefer to print what I want to i print," he said. "When I put out ! a newspaper, I sell them and I use that money for food." Use the Classified Ads © 1«7 fc HEA, Inc. ' Ai'rfiff Launches Third Year MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - A daily airlift bringing a seemingly endless stream of refugees from Communist Cuba began its third year today, the "freedom flights" have brought 90,000 Cubans to the United States. the anniversary of the massive migration operation is observed here as Cuban-American Day. A movement began to make this observance nationwide every Dec. 1. Two airlift flights arrive each week-day at Miami International Airport from Varadero, Cuba, a beach resort frequented by American tourists in pre-Castro days. Routinely, buses whisk the emigres to Freedom Gate, where U.S. officials process them, then the refugees go to Freedom House to await assignment to a new home somewhere in the United States. Nearly three-fourths of the arrivals fan out throughout the 50 states, the rest remain to swell Miami's Cuban colony of some 150,000. U.S. officials said more than 50,000 applicants—enough to keep the sky shuttle going for another year—already have been cleared for the migration and are awaiting their turn. Exiles say more than one million —one-seventh of all -the people in Cuba—would like to hop aboard, that would mean another quarter century of airlifting. Texan Heads Fight Against High Rates WASHINGTON (AP) - Fellow Democrats in the House chose Rep. Wright Patman of texar- kana, tex. ,to head a special committee for a battle against high interest rates. their choice for vice chairman was Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez of San Antonio. the campaign, still being organized, drew prompt fire from "are the very same individuals who ignored or turned aside practically every attempt during the 89th and 90th Congress to recognize the dangers of inflationary fiscal policies while a major war was being fought." Rep. Lester L. Wolff, D-N.Y., suggested to the Democratic group that it would be a good idea to collect France's debts to a couple of Republican leaders thjs country whidl amount to in the House, Reps. Gerald R. Ford of Michigan and William B. Widnall of New Jersey. Patman told about 20 other Democrats they were invited to form the committee because of "deep concern over the fact that interest rates have now risen to the highest levels of this century." He added, "It's all right to pay interest, but not at a robbery rate." Ford and Widnall countered with a statement that while they also felt concern over interest rates, "we wish to declare in no uncertain terms that reckless and wild talk such as that offered by our Democratic colleagues and the Johnson administration can do nothing except to add further pressures to the economy." the Republicans said also most of the Democrats now urging action to lower interest rates Carpet Paths and Spots Easily Removed . . . or clean carpet wall-to-wall. Safe Blue Lustre re-brightens colors, leaves nap fluffy. Rent easy-to-use electric shampooer for SI a day at Coggin Drug, 1423 Coggin. SHOP AT HANDY'S SHOP AT HANDY'S SHOP AT HANDY'S DEC. 1-2 i i sYi i/vra r ^T/^pifr^ LIQUORSTWES 714 W. Commerce Brownwood, Texas SCHLITZ BEER N.R. BOT. >99 Cos* HOT Old Crow USHER'S GREEN STRIPE 4.98 BOURBON SUPREME SEAGRAM'S W ft, 9nt, GIN 3.49 PIKES PIAK AlE " $6.8 billion from World War I. "I think we ought to call France's debts pretty fast," Patman agreed. the Democrats started circulation of a resolution which suggests: —the Federal Reserve System re-examine its policies and reorient its programs to bring about a lower level of interest rates. —An inquiry by the House Banking Committee, which Patman heads, of monetary policies with an emphasis upon the Fed's role and that the Ways and Means Committee hold the line on statutory ceilings on interest rates. Rudder Rites Slated Today SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Funeral services were scheduled today for Capl. Marshall Rudder, 54, brother of texas A&M University President Earl Rudder. Marshall Rudder, a retired Army officer, died Thursday at Brooke Army Medical Center. j the cause of death was not spec- i ified. Services were to be at 1:45 p.m. at Homer McClaugherty Mortuary's chapel, with burial to follow in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. Survivors include the widow. 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