Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on July 9, 1969 · Page 1
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Brownwood, Texas
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Wednesday, July 9, 1969
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« i e re f• 11 ^ f - e n >' i r Bf©wn Csurtfy Rodeo Coming July 24*25*26 B : - 45456 p..;-.. ?„,, • Mk II I rownwood Bulletin wif 1 ^' T6N tQDAY IftOWNWOOb, TEXAS, weDN63DAY, JULY $ 196$ Vbl. 6$ NO. "229 JO CgfifS Daily 15 Ctfrtl NINE AMERICANS DEAD p- „.„,- ^*~.**»,~Kn»*M* Yanks Caught in Trap fcy GEORGE Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - American paratroopers walked into a Viet Cofig ambush 50 miles south of t)a Nang and lost nine men killed aftd seven wounded in a day-long battle that followed, tJ.S. headquarters reported today. The ambush occurred shortly after noon Tuesday. A spokesman said about 150 Viet Cong deeply entrenched in bunkers near a jungle trail waited for a detachment of the lolst Airborne Division to walk into the "kill zone," then opened fire with machine guns aftd rifles. "The enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire was returned immediately b y the troopers, who were supported by an Air Force gunship, artillery and tactical air strikes," said the spokesman. Me added that contact continued for about seven hours until nightfall. Only two bodies of Viet Cong : soldiers were found. I Elsewhere, light rocket at tacks persisted and the U.S. Command reported 77 enemy troops were slain in eight small I fights from the Mekong Delta to ' the demilitarized zone. U.S. casualties were one killed and six wounded. Spokesmen said the actions were not significant enough to be considered a break in the , Vietnam war's current three- week lull. But they reported ) movement of enemy troops in ! small groups, similar to the pat- ! tern that ended similar lulls in February, May and Jutte. "One of the indicators in the past of increased enemy activity is when he starts to move in small groups," said the U.S. Command spokesman. "Prior to a very active enemy period ... you run into him and make more contact" ! He said it is too soon lo tell if i the enemy is gearing for another series of heavy attacks, but noted the enemy seems to be i "advertising he will have a se- ries of highpoints." The U.S. Command reported the loss of two more helicopters to enemy ground fire Tuesday —an Army UH-1 downed 16 miles northwest of Saigon, kill* ing the four Americans aboard and a Marine chopper downed 25 miles southwest of Da Nang, killing one American and wounding three. The losses raised to 2.832 the number of American helicopters lost in the war. IT 7T « *• Troops Glad To Be Back BY KENTSTURGIS FT. LEWIS, Wash. (AP) — More than 800 American soldiers, some of them old beyond their years, slept under quiet skies for the first time in months, home from the war in Vietnam. Board Asks Phase-Out of CigaretteAds WASHINGTON (AP) - Cigarette commercials on most of me nation's television stations would be phased out over a four-year period under a surprise recommendation by the TV Code Review Board of the National Association of Broadcasters. The plan, which would elimi The vtnguard of 25.000 servicemen President Nixon is with-1 drawing from Vietnam flew into I McChord Air Force Base near ( here Tuesday. | "It's a wonderful feeling." said their commander. Lt. Col. Peter B. Petersen of Arlington, Va. "I hope they bring them all out," said Elesto Williams, 23, Houston, Tex. Their first night at this Army post was a far cry from their last night in Saigon, whore helicopter gunships hovered on the horizon to keep the Viet Cong from spoiling their exit. NEW TRANSPORTATION — Using a cotton wagon pulled by a tractor, Marlon McWilliams, minister of Bangs Church of Christ, transports a group of about 30 children to and from vacation Bible school this week. The minister says it takes about one-and-a-half hours each trijrto pick up the children and then return them each day. The ride is so popular that some kids make the complete ride and then walk home from the church afterward. (Bulletin Photo) FACULTY ASSIGNMENTS HIT Administration Threatens Chicago With School Suit By WILLIAM BARTON Associatcd Press Writer ,, .. . , „, WASHINGTON (AP) — The two weeks to integrate its facul .! Vhen _ the j; irs i J!^_°L^ Nixon administration threat- ! ty. veterans, most of them in their ment's largest school desegre-j Department had found the fac- gation suit unless it acts within; ulty assignment procedures in 1 --'- '- '-' '- •''- '—' : the nation's third largest school system deny Negro pupils equal nat ali dgarelL; commercials ^ s ' ^ m en f d th ^ Chica ^ hB °f hrd of Edu "! * s f ^ *"' t — B ,,Kc^;hir,«r n»i«,m-vc *nri i ™/ »..». • -in-, A™ wii. .caUpn today with the govern-lard told the boar Jerris Leon-, protection under the law. SANTA ANNA HOUSING — Preparing the site for a now foundation on which 20 low rent housing units for the elderly will be built i$ this earth mover. Pipe* for plumbing are already lying next to the site on Wallis Avenue. Remains of what was once the Queon Theater can b« seen on the wall In the background. That wall is actually the wall of West Texas Utilities building. A community center will be erected next to the utilities office. See related photo Page 10. (Bulletin Photo) Experts Prowl Spaceship • Apollo Countdown Hours Away • Bv HOWARD BENEDICT searching for possible flaws that Inspection is tight, said Robert •* . . , . _ .1 i.«* * it. An i»it II ft I l~L. -. LL L _ L. ^ _ -)_ 11* _. C* *. f-ii MM CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) could delay or ruin the $350 mil — Crews of specialists painstakingly inspected the Saturn 5 rocket and Apollo 11 spaceship today with only hours remaining before the start of the countdown for the moon-landing mission launch. Engineers and technicians prowled the 36-story-tall combination both inside and out, Club Adds $100 To Hospital Fund A 100 gift has been presented to the Brownwood Community Hospital by the Central Texas Coin Club. lion flight. The lengthy countdown is to start at 8 p.m. EOT Thursday, aiming for a liftoff next Wednesday at 9:32 a.m. The three astronauts who will make the momentous journey, Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. and Michael Collins, planned several more hours today in the command ship trainer, practicing the critical launching phase and what they would do in various emergency situations. Walter J. Kapryan, deputy director of launch operations, said: "We are moving ahead toward launch with confidence, based on experience— but not The gift is from proceeds of; w jth overconfidence,' the club's medal sale. The medal depicted the Douglas Mac Arthur Academy of Freedom on one side and the club seal on the other, Inside the cavernous tanks of the rocket, crews work in a maze of pumps, valves, fuel lines, wiring and electronic devices, They move carefully on The medal was struck by the j special walkways and access club's membership. Presenting the gift to Brown' wood. Community Hospital was coin club president Austin Maedgen. platforms. Conspicuous red tags identify non-flight equipment which must be removed before blastoff. Security and quality control G. Abbott, who heads the Saturn 5 quality surveillance branch. "A man must have the right badges and the right reasons to get in any of the three stages," he said. "Strict records axe maintained on all tools used by anyone working inside the rocket. from subscribing networks and j CHI transport plaoe«..Gpn, -Wil- j stations by Sept. 1, 1973, must j Ham C. Westmoreland, Army i be approved by the association's j chief of Staff, told them they i TV board of directors before it | would find themselves "more i becomes effective. i mature, more dedicated to the '< board the Justice The phase-out would apply specifically to the three national networks and 64.4 per cent of the nation's 623 commercial stations which subscribe to the NAB television code. In other action, the review board moved to prohibit cigarette commercials in or adjacent lo any program directed primarily at young audiences. service of others, more com passionate, more responsible, more realistic and more practical" than their contemporaries. Their reaction was mixed. Marker Dedication Service Slated Sunday at Trickham In a letter to board President Frank M. Whiston, Leonard said the department is providing school officials "with an opnor- tunity to take appropriate steps to eliminate voluntarily the racially discriminatory practices we found in the operation of the school system." Leonard asked for a report within two weeks on what action the board is prepared to take. BROWNWOOD AREA: Fair and hot through Thursday, Low tonight in upper 70s, high Thursday near 100, Maximum temperature here Tuesday 100, overnight low 78. Sunset today 8:43, sunrise Thursday 6:32. SANTA ANNA (BBC) — An ; markers erected In Trickham <Tm <min <n on hnmp anri official Texas historical marker' by Coleman County Historical cut tS IS" said SetJerome /or thc town of Trickhara *»! j Survey Committee. lU)e Doaro 1S pre parea w iaxe. DeBold 38 of Titusville Pa ! be dedjcated at 6 P- m - Su n da y| The official wording of the: He suggested steps including "a "I'm going out and raise hell," i f* the Slle on Highway 1176 near i marker says: ; comprehensive program to dis- said Dave Schutte, 20, of Quincy i the comrnuml y center. "Oldest town in county; found-establish the segregated pat- Ill. , Rep. Lynn Nabers of Brown- ed about 1855 as a cowboy trad- tern of faculty assignments and "I'm going to be a bum dur-, w °od will speak at the dedication j mg p^ f or ranching activities; to equalize the distribution of ing my leave," said Sgt. Ken-; Oscar Bocnicke, longtime resi-| 0 f cattle baron John Chisum. j certificated and experienced neth Reynolds, 22, of Black Duck dent and president of Trickham, During 1860-1890, it was a bois- personnel and substitute teach- Minn. '•. Cemetery Assn., will give the; terous community at a cross- e rs for the opening of the next "I want to get home to my invocation. \ roa ds of cattle trails. Because of sc hool year." girl," said Michael Santoro, 21, i Mrs. Minnie Wilson, Trickham of Brooklyn, N.Y. postmaster, will unveil the mar- Of the 814 troops, 776 are en- J ker. listed men and 38 are officers. '• Following the service, refresh- Of the enlisted men, 118 are be- • ments will be served by people [ ing released from active duty j of the community. Those attend(See TROOPS on Page 2) 'ing will then visit the other Soviets Blame Red China For Latest Border Clash MOSCOW (AP) — A Soviet of-1 for starting It. ficial said today the latest Soviet-Chinese border s'iolence has caused indignation throughout the Soviet far east, the official news agency Tass reported. "We believe all attacks on the border rivers are perpetrated So far there has been no mention of Chinese casualties. The Soviet protest note said Chinese troops armed with submachine guns, grenade launchers and hand grenades killed one Russian river worker and by the Chinese deliberately and I injured three Tuesday "in the with full knowledge of the j Soviet part of the Goldinsky 1s- Maoist clique," Tass quoted Ya- j land on the Amur River." kov Ovchinnikov, deputy chief Peking also lodged a protest, of the traffic board for the saying the Russians landed Amur River. The clash occurred Tuesday on an island in the Amur and each side has blamed the other frontier troops on the island, sent in gunboats and planes, and burned down a Chinese ci' vilian home. Safeguard Foes Confident By CABL P. LEUBSPORF WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders of a bipartisan effort to limit the administration's Safeguard program, to research while prohibiting any antimissile deployment or acquisition of sites, say they expect a lengthy debate but are confident of victory. Sen. John Sherman Cooper, B-Ky., an4 Phjlip A. Hart, D- MieJJ.j prepared, an amendment te bJtoci the Safeguard proposal for tn.tfad,u,ciioj\ today, as d«bite on, thfc entire antiballlstic Missile-ABM— program entered its second day, "Jt is unlikely that there would be any precipitate action," Hart ioid reporters- Cooper said. "I hjiye always thought that we would, have a majority. I still do." Their amendment would not cut any of the f7£<u million in funds wcmtfud for Safeguard. but would limit &e use ta and evaluation,, pip procurement incident thereto," miWy at the Kwajelein Islands test facility. in addition, it would bar use of any funds— including that carried over from previous yesrs-wfor deployment of an ABM system or for purchase of any sites (or such a system. Sen. John Stennis, J>Miss., chairman oJ JJ$ Senate Armed Services Comnjaltee, opened the long-awaited A8M debate Tuesday a^r predict the wojjJd uphold his committee in approving the Safeguard posal. "1 think the position of the President of the United States is a tremendous factor," Stennis told reporters- Stennis had hoped to hold a secret Senate session to lay oyt details ol potential Soviet threats to the nation's security. But Sen. Albert Gore, D-Tenn., balked at the phairman's idea of limiting the session to non-A^M matters. The issue was then put off until today. notorious jokes played at local The largest school desegrega- general store, "Trick 'Em' was t ion suit filed thus far is aimed suggested for name of post of- at a ii e ged desegregation in tne flee here." ! The marker was sponsored j by Frank Lewis, county judge,' and the survey committee. j (See SCHOOL on Page 2) R. Star Planning VaccinationDrive RISING STAR—A mass polio vaccination drive will be conducted from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 27 at Carpenter Clinic under sponsorship of the Rising Star Chamber of Commerce. Enough vaccine for 500 doses has been obtained. Dr. Billy Carpenter and his staff will administer the vaccine, to he taken by mouth on sugar lumps. The vaccine will be free. The chamber will provide cle- jrica! assistance. Those taking the first dose should have a second eight weeks later, Dr. Carpenter said. His office will provide the second vaccine. ©FF TO FARRASUT ~* Sixistn fceyi l«iata. Htr* rtady to beard the eh«r> from thf Cpmanch* Trail Boy Ss9M*i tfred bui frgm lift t§ right *r», Ttrry pf America lift thii morning tp join §enni§, Treop ?7, ef iangi, Oavt 40,008 iCPUts and leader* at thf *even- Spencer, Trapp 14 and Jam^f Webb, th national jamboree, Boy Scouts of Trpop 43 both pf drpwnwood. at Farragut State Park in (Bvlletin Photo), Record Group In Summer Reading A record number of youngsters have enrolled in the summer reading program at the Brownwood Public Library. According to Mrs. Walter Dix, librarian, this is the largest nura- ber to have enrolled during the same period of any previous year. The program ends Aug. 15 and Brownwood and Brown County youngsters may register at any time Wore the program ends. To date n certificates have keen issued to reader* who have completed the readjyog of 12 books. Another 30 hjyp received pins and ribbooa for additional

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