Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on March 26, 1968 · Page 1
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Microfilm Center In; PC Box 454.36 Dallas Tex 75235 BROWNWOOD AREA: Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday. Cooler Wednesday. Low tonight 48 to 58, high Wednesday 68 to 74. Maximum temperature here Monday 76, overnight low 54. Sunset today 6:48, sunrise Wednesday 6:27. rownwood Bulletin tw£iv£ PAGES TODAY BROWNWOOD, TEXAS, tUESBAY, MAfcCH $6, 1968 VOLUME 68 NO. 140 10 Centi daily, IS Gent* Franca Calls For Creation Of Gold Plan BRUSSELS fAP) - With three days until the Stockholm conference that seeks final accord on "paper gold" as international credit, France called today for a conference to create s monetary system ruled by real gold. "France, however, was completely isolated." Dutch Finance Minister Hendrik Witteveen said after French Finance Minister Michel Debre argued his point at a dinner here Monday night. Debre told his colleagues from the Common Market countries that special drawing rights on the International Monetary Fund were not a solution to the world monetary crisis. The drawing rights are called "paper gold." Debre said that instead, the official price of gold should be raised and a new monetary system set up with gold supreme. A conference should be convoked, he declared, "to make all currencies juridically equal." President Charles de Gaulle, whose government has left the international gold pool, hoarded gold and warred against the U.S. dollar as a reserve currency, has demanded a return to the simple gold system. 1000 Viets Smash Base , HISTORICAL EXHIBIT—George S'rpper, head of food services at Howard Payne College, looks over some documents now on display at the Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom. The documents were made available by the ARA historical foundation division. Spencer to Speak At DIA Services The series of Democracy-in- Actjon week programs at Howard Payne College continues Wednesday with a Mims Auditorium address by F. J. Spencer, a native of India but a citizen of the United States. Spencer is a graduate of the University of Bombay. His post graduate work includes a bach- De Leon Gl, Two Others Found Okay DE LEON (BBC)-PFC David H. Box, 19, of De Leon, and two other soldiers, reported missing and lost in a cave near Waynesville, Mo., early Monday morning, have been found and are in good condition. Report of their discovery was made by government authorities to his mother, Mrs. W. S. Box of De Leon. Box will be home on leave witiiin the next two weeks. However, at present the three are being kept under observation in a Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., hospital. They are expected to be released later today. The three, members of Headquarters Co., Third Battalion, Fourth Brigade at the fort, signed out at 3 p.m. Sunday and said they were going to explore the cave known as Rubidox Cave and Inca Cave, They did not report for duty at their given posts on Monday. A search was begun when their car was discovered near the cave entrance. Clothing was also found near the mouth of the cave. Box is a 1967 graduate of De Leon High School and entered the army last summer. He has a brother, Douglas, serving with the Army in Vietnam, who is currently home on leave. elor and master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1950. After service with Monsanto Chemical Co,, and Houston Research, Inc., he opened his own company-Technical, Economic and International Services in Houston in 1966. Trade Mission As a participant in national affairs, Spencer was a member of the U.S. Trade Development Mission to Belgium in 1963, a consultant to the U.S. Industrial Real Estate Trade Mission to Eu r o p e in 1964, and a member of the U.S. Industrial Development Mission to the Philippines in 1965.' An address by Dr. Michael H. Mescon, professor of human relations and chairman of the department of management in the school of business administration at Georgia State College, and a music concert by Phi Mu Alpha-Delta Omicron, highlighted Monday's activities. Thursday will, see registration for the high school seminar at the Browntowner Moor Inn starting at 4 p.m., and a 7:30 p.m. concert by the Brownwood High School a chapella choir in Mims Auditorium. This will precede an address by Dr. Frank Trager of New York. "Of course," Mrs. W. G. Schroeder, chairman of the DIA faculty committee, said, "We are always delighted to have Miss Dorothy Mclntosh's group perform for us, and we do want to encourage our tounspeople to hear this wonderful organization as well as Dr. Trager." Divides Career Trager, B.S., A. M., Ph. D. ( New York, professor of international affairs, has divided his professional career among the Universities, the Federal government and nonprofit ag- encies. He has taught at Yale and Johns Hopkins and at the National War College; lecturing frequently "on Policy questions for schools of the departments of State and Defense. Presently, he is an associate of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania; and Associate of the Center for Strategic Studies, Georgetown University; and a Consultant of the Hudson Institute and the National Strategy Information Center. Friday's schedule calls Mims address by Frank R. Barnett, who serves as president of the National Strategy Information Center, Inc., New York, group meetings of the High School seminar at the Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom, and a 7:30 performance of "Sing Out '67" by Weslaco High School in the Brownwood Coliseum. Reds Driven Bcrcfc By U.S. Defenders By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) — About 1,000 North Vietnamese troops attacked a U.S. artillery base in the central highlands in human wave assaults today and overran one gun position in the heaviest fighting there in four months. The North Vietnamese, armed j : with flame throwers and rock-1 wounded in the fighting. South BY C/TY COUNCIL et-propelled grenades, were driven back by the 500 U.S. defenders after four hours of battle, the U.S. Command said. A spokesman said 135 North Vietnamese troops and 19 Americans were killed and 51 Americans wounded. Near Saigon, allied forces pushed through rice paddies and hedgerows pursuing a battered Viet Cong force that broke off a sharp 24-hour battle shortly before dawn. The Viet Cong death toll was put at 284. The U.S. Command said 10 Vietnamese casualties were described as light. The attack in the central highlands was launched under the cover of darkness by two or three North Vietnamese battalions against an artillery support base of the U.S. 4th Infantry Division 19 miles west of Kontum City. Headquarters said the North Vietnamese troops, operating only 20 miles from their Cambodian border sanctuary, stormed the 500 American defenders and drove through a portion of the U.S. soldiers were killed and 71' perimeter. Defense Line Restored Four hours later, hendquar- ters said, U.S. infantrymen had pushed the enemy troops back and restored their defense line. The North Vietnamese began withdrawing toward Cambodia as dawn broke and American reinforcements poured in. Air cavalrymen made a helicopter assault into the battle zone in. an attempt to block the enemy's withdrawal. Tactical fighter-bombers and 155mm howitzers pounded the North Vietnamese. It was the heaviest fighting in the central highlands since last November's 21-day battle for Dak To, 25 miles north of Kon- tum. Kontum City was hard hit by enemy troops during the Viet Cong lunar offensive Jan. 30. U.S. 4th Division infantrymen went into the city to clear it out. According to intelligence reports, four North Vietnamese regiments—about 12,000 troops —threaten the Kontum City-Dak To area. The heavy ^fighting nrar. Saigon was touched off before dawn Monday when the Viet Cong attacked two South Vietnamese outposts 28 miles northwest of the capital and infiltrated the marketplace of a district town called Trang Bang and a nearby hamlet. One outpost protecting the district town was overrun. The second held. •MMk .^^^^. A fl ew Rates Okayed New water rates for the City of Brownwood were approved by members of the city council this morning. The new rates will help meet higher costs of water to the city which begins April 1. A new contract between the city and Brown County Water Improvement District No. 1 calls for a price hike of 3% cents per 1,000 gallons. THE NEW RATES to consumers will go into effect on meter readings taken in April with the first bills under the increase to go out early in May. New rates will mean a 50 cent increase in the minimum charge to most customers. This will mean most residences will be paying $2.75 for the first 700 Cubic feet of water used each month. Residential customers will be charged 20 cents per 100 cubic feet for all water they use over the minimum 700 cubic feet. The present charge is 19 cents per 100 cubic feet. The $2.75 minimum is for all customers with a %-inch meter, which most homes in Brownwood have. NEW MINIMUM rates on other meters include 1-inch, $3,55 for the first 1,200 cubic feet; IVi-inch, $4.35 for the first 1,700 cubic feet; 2-inch, $5.47 for the first 2,400 cubic feet 3-inch, $13.63 for the first 7,500 cubic feet 4-inch, $17.63 for the first 10,000 cubic feet; all over, $33.63 for the first 20,000 cubic feet. Despite the minimum charge, the new rate will be 20 cents per 100 cubic feet on all water used over the minimum. NEW RATES FOR multiple family residences with separate water meters will be the same as for one-family residences. Multiple family units on one meter will have a minimum charge of $5.50 for the first 1,400 cubic feet of water for two families and $1.85 for each additional family unit. That minimum will be 1,400 cubic feet plus 400 cubic feet for each living unit over two, with all consumption over the minimum rate charged at 20 cents per 100 cubic feet. Commercial Center Trang Bang Is the biggest district town between Saigon and the Cambodian border to the west. It sits along Route 1, the national highway leading from Saigon to the border and is a commerical center for traffic to Women's Conference Kicks Oft in Brownwood Today "The Light Penetrating the World" is the theme for this year's meeting of the Central Texas .Conference of Woman's Society of Christian Service. The 27th annual conference is being held today and Wednesday with First Methodist Church of Brownwood as host church. Mrs. R. W. Bickham is conference president. T o d a y' s activities were scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with Mrs. Bickham presiding. The Rev. Carroll Thompson was to give the welcome address. The Rev. W. M. Greenwaldt, district superintendent was to i assist with this morning's pro- j gram with Mrs. D. R. Franks land Charles Hawkins providing special music. Dr. Guy Newman, president of Howard Payne College, was to be the luncheon speaker today at 12:15 p.m. at Banquet Hall. Dinner for the executive commitee and guests will be served today at 6 p.m. at the host church, followed by an executive committee session at Riverside Motor Hotel. Wednesday's session will begin at 9 a.m. with organ meditations followed by worship service. Luncheon will be served at Chisholm's with Mrs, V. Cyrus Barcus as chairman, Mrs. Winslow Dahnke will serve as co-chairman. The afternoon program will begin at 2. Petition Asks Leash Law A petition seeking passage of! a dog leash law for Br o w n- j wood was presented to the city; council by Mrs. Robert Ator. i The petition carried about 200 signatures, she said. Basically, a leash law would provide that all dogs in Brown- j wood be kept either in a fenced yard or on a leash. Mrs. Ator told councilmen no one sl\e asked to sign her petition turned it down. "But we couldn't find out how many names we had to have and the bad weather has slowed us down, so we decided to go ahead and present it," she said. She rem]nde<J councilmen of a public opinion poll conducted last April in which 75 per cent of the Brownwood residents participating indicated they favor a leash law. Mayor W. C. Monroe appointed Councilmen Frank Dibrell and Bill Jamar to meet with Police Chief W. B. Donahoo and City Attorney G. N. Harrison to consider a possible ordinance and to make recommendations to the council. Mayor Monroe asked the two to report back to the council as soon as possible on the question. But the mayor cautioned, "No law is more, effective than the people want it to be. If people are not willing to support it and see it is enforced, it is just so much wasted effort." Mrs. Ator was accompanied to the meeting by Mrs. Harvey Sprinkle. In other action this morning the council: ..ONE— Accepted a zoning c o m m i s si on suggestion to change the name of Ave. P. from 10th to 12th St. to Slayden—the name the street already bears over most of its length—and to name the street at the north corner of First Msthodjst Ckur£h, as St. ..TWO-Accepted a low bid of 59.95 cents per foot by Weak ley-Watson for % inch type K copper tubing for use in connection with the current water improvement project. T h re e higher bids were also received by the city. . .THREE-Rejected all bids for installation of heating equipment in Adams St. Community Center pending further study of specific requirements. ..FQUR-Asked Mayor W. C. Monroe to extend official city condolences to Mrs. E4na Mae Lewis, mother of PFC Eddie Lee Ephraim who was killed to Vie Uiaffl ia§t ThJtf§djy.-. Cambodia. The fighting was the biggest single action of the Quyet Thang —Resolved to Win—offensive Lunched 16 days ago. The Viet Cong toll raised to 2,008 the total number of enemy troops reported killed. U.S. losses for the same period were put at 73 dead and 609 wounded, and South Vietnamese casualties at 89 dead and 231 wounded. Fresh Front Due to Stir Up Showers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It was breezy and dry, across Texas again today as warm air billowed inland from the Gulf of Mexico. Official observers looked for an approaching Pacific cool front to stir up widely scattered thundershowers in the northwest part of the state, however, by evening. Occasional showers were expected to dot other sections by Wednesday. Early morning temperatures were mild and forecasts'called for no sharp changes. Low clouds spread from West and Central Texas into eastern areas of the state in advance of the cooler air, inbound from New Mexico. There was fog around Lufkin in East Texas, Former Pilot in Viet Earns Two Medals Allan N. Pritchard.a former helicopter pilot in Vietnam and an engineer with the Texas Highway Dept. at Huntsville since Jan. 10, 1967, 'has been awarded the Bronze Star and Air Medal with V device for his service in combat. The Air Medal was his 28th oak leaf cluster for that award. It was for his actions on July 5, 1966 while the Bronze Star was for his services from Aug. 21, 1965 to Aug. 18, 1966. IN VIETNAM Pritchard flew a helicopter with the 121st Aviation Co. at Soc Trang. He was aircraft commander of an armed UH-1B helicopter on July 5, 1966, flying assault and support for the 9th Infantry @AROiN-With * fire, plyg if background, Mrs, Q. J. Slay, maker oj 2?1§ 13th §t, has erected a rock find sastys gtreten, Hgwf ye. r t j in ca§e ,, , Mrs., Slaymaker ha* mort ro?k$ than ?i?t«i in her yniqyt er. (Bulletin Staff C ALLAN N. PRITCHARD . . . two medals Division (ARVN) when an American advisor with the unit was seriously wounded. With no medical evacuation helicopter available, Lt. Pritchard landed with only limited fire support possible from other ships because of the tactical situation. On the ground he waited while the advisor and two ARVN soldiers were loaded, then flew over known Viet Cong positions as he gained altitude from the landing zone. THE CITATION with Pritchard's Bronze Star notes he distinguished himself "by outstanding meritorious service in connection with ground operations (See PILOT on Page 2) Dennis Cunningham Killed in Vietnam EL PASO—Services for Sp-4 Dennis Cunningham, son of Mr. and Mrs. 0. E. Ellsworth Cunningham of El Paso, wjll be Wednesday at the Fort Bliss chapel here with burial in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Cunningham, a member of <he 101st Airborne, was first reported missing in action in Vietnam but his parents were later notified he was killed March 17. He had been in Vietnam about three months. The soldier's father is 9 former resident of the Punkin Center community of Brown County. Surviving in addition to hjg parents are a sister, Barbara., Jo, and a brother, David, of E ~

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