Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on July 9, 1969 · Page 5
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Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas · Page 5

Brownwood, Texas
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Wednesday, July 9, 1969
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Safeguard Pro and Con WASHINGTON (AP> - Here are the main arguments for and against the Safeguard anlibaltis- tic ffiissile - ABM - system is * * G/cmc© At Safeguard By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Safeguard antiballistic missile: What and why. President Nixon's proposals: Deploy the Safeguard anliballis- lic missile —ABM—system, formerly called Sentinel, at 12 sites in this country, each equipped with radars, computers and two; kinds of antiballistic missiles. ' Purpose: To protect four Min- ; uleman Intercontinental Ballis- 1 tic Missile (1CBM) sites, seven 1 S I r a e g i c Air Command bases and Washington. D.C., against missile attacks. Initial recommendation: Two sites, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Great Falls, Mont.,' and Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., to be operative by 1D73 plus acquisition of land for 10 additional sites, to be de-j ployed by 1975. ' Cost: Official estimate was $6.6 billion, for the 12 sites, plus $600 million if two optional sites in Alaska and Hawaii are add- ' ed. This does not include $1.2 ' billion for development of nu- ' clear warheads. Critics say the full system will cost from $12 billion to $20 billion. Key issue before Congress: i Authorization of $891.5 million to | start the first two sites and ac-j quire land for the 10 other sites, j Arguments for: Protects, land-based offensive missiles,' thus preserving them as a credi-: ble deterrent to a Soviet first j strike; puts United Stales in po-. si lion to negotiate from strength j in forthcoming arms control! talks with Soviet Union: enables United States to continue re-; search for a better ABM while protecting itself. j Arguments against: System is j so complicated there is strong chance it won't work and can \ never be fully tested except in | event of an attack; current U.S., strategic force, including j ICBMs, bombers on air alert; and Polaris submarines, Is im-| mune from destruction by a So- i viet first-strike; cost is prohibitive and money could be better j spent on domestic social welfare ! projects; decision to deploy! could block chances for success-; ful arms talks and spur new escalation of arms race. presented to the Senate by ma-1 jo"5ty and minority members of! the Armed Services Committee: For: "The hard truth is that by the mid-1970s, unless we con- j litlue to make appropriate decisions to threats to our Minute-! man and bomber retaliatory j forces, and to our Polaris (submarine) forces, the second- strike capability of a large proportion of our strategic deterrent will be in doubt." Against: "We believe that with our Polaris fleet, our land- based ICBMs. our strategic i bombers, and the thousands of' additional nuclear warheads we have at sea and abroad, if we were attacked we could destroy the Soviet Union some 50 times over." For: "It is believed that the Safeguard system will provide the Minuteman with sufficient protection to make it a creditable deterrent.' 1 i Against: "Even if Safeguard j works perfectly as designed, it | will do pratically nothing in pro- ! icrt'ng Minuteman sites." i For' "The testing and design work on bolh the missile, the ra- ] dar components, and the com-: puters so far have not indicated thai there are insuperable lech-, noloeical problems confronting EXPENSIVE TASTE, but it's milk, net champagne, that "Russ" finds $o lip-smackin' good, "Russ", a 9-year-old Russian blue cat, is insured for $60,000 the amount he has earned in the last six years for appearances in films and television. Comanche Peanut Growers Told Pests Starting Buildup s reason lo doubt that the long-range radar (PAR) and the short-range radar <MSR), parts of which have not been tuill yet alone tested, will operate successfully together in lhat almost instantaneous manner which would be necessary in case of sudden attack. There is even more reason to doubt lhat the computer, which has been neither built nor tested, and which is admittedly far more complicated than any computer yet attempted, will operate properly when called upon to do so." For: "It is not believed that lhe procurement program proposed for the fiscal year 1970 should jeopardize (arms-limitation) talks with Soviet Russia or cause an escalation of the arms race." Against: "If we proceed wihh this system, the Soviel Union will respond by increasing its offensive strength so as to negate any possible advantage which might be derived from said Safeguard deployment. The resull could only be a further escalation of the arms race." AUSTIN - Comanche County peanut growers were warned 1 this week that the lesser corn- 1 stalk borer has apparently be- igun its annual buildup in the area, according to Agriculture i Commissioner John C. White. I The worm or larvae stage of the destructive pest was found i on June 23 in three scattered {locations in Comanche County. ! Earlier In April and May, en! lomologists at the De Leon Rei search Laboratory had caught i mtlhs in light traps which in' dicated Uiat the seasonal pest i might be starting its summer 'life cycle. i As yet, the pest has not appeared this year in Eastland |or Erath Counties but a close : watch is being kept by depart- i ment personnel, Commissioner I White said. ! The pest has a 30-day repro- Iduclive cycle. An increase of i the peanut destroyer may be i expected lo show up between l-July 15-20. ! Commissioner White repealed • earlier warnings to farmers to j inspect their fields frequently 1 for the insect. The worms or larvae are approximately «. ""J 8 ,' T-"* ^ ;and are very active. Tney may ;be observed feeding on sprouted i Peanuts, roots and the stems , of young peanut plants. On older peanut plants, a few j dead or dying branches may be ;seen. This can be the first in- jdication of the presence of the j positively identified by bringing j samples to the Texas Depart- j mem of Agriculture research lab at De Leon. j While the pest has not yet | been found in Eastland or Erath j Counties, White said it can be expected that the larvae are is the same cycle there as in Co- I manche County. The larvae, ! first found this season at Proct i were fully matured and the sil- j ken cocoons were firmly attach; ed to the peanut roots. j County agricultural agents in the peanut areas have information on a control program which the? farmer x:an apply against the insect, White noted. Insecti- | cides used at the proper rale i and time are effective in keep- 1 ing down the borer populations. Hospital Notes (EDITOR'S NOTE: Information for this column released by authority of patient or relative.) MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Admissions Monday Cross Plains — Mrs. Juanita McNeel. Dismissals Monday Brownwood — Mrs. J, T, Bethany, 907 Vincent St.; Mrs. Joel Andrade, 2409 Ave. M. Brookesmjth — Bobby J. Warren. Admissions Tuesday Brownwood — Mrs, Ear! W. Dennis Sr., J106 Ave. H; Mrs. Edith Lindsey, Sunset Terrace: Mrs. Myrtle Annie Echols, 2702 Belmeade Dr. Dismissals Tuesday Brownwood 5- Mrs, Jonn T. English, Golden Age Nursing Home; Rosendo F, Resales, Delmar Courts; Sabrjna Osborn, 1007 Ninth St.; Mrs. Josie Weathermen, 1503 Beaver St.; W. J. Stanley, 1607 Brady Ave. Blanket -»Mrs. B, C. Robjspn. RICHARDSON -> A son, Mark Williams, |o Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas Irwin of Richardson, June 29, Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Maternal grandmother is Mrs. George B. Savage of Brownwood. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. J. C, Jrwln of gjg Spring. REGISTER FOR FREE DRAWING To Be Held JULY 10th 3:00 P.M. SAVINGS ACCOUNT! THIS IS OUR WAY OF SAYING "THANKS" FOR MAKING IT POSSIBU FOR US TO CEUBRATE OUR TENTH ANNIVERSARY , . . SUCCESSFULLY. and ComqruhV SAVINGS & LOAN Warm Air Keeps State On Griddle July I&OWMW6SB BULLETIN S fHfc A&tttfAttiD PRESS , Warm aif kept figh! on billowing into Texas ffofti the Gulf of Mexico loday. That meant tempefalitfes leased down no lower than the 1 70s lo 80s a<t most points over| night, and the mercury soon headed upward again. There was a little early morn- I ing rain around £l Paso' oft the 'state's western tip, and scattered showers pelted the north ;part of the Texas Panhandle ; during the night, dipping fher- : mometers to 6fi degrees at Dai- hart near dawn. Occasional showers also developed near the Lower Texas Coast early in the day, hut , skies were generally clear over the majority of the state. ; Forecasts called for no change. Temperatures ranged as high Tuesday afternoon as 104 de * grees at Wichita Kalis. Readings went to 103 at Cotulla, 102 at Laredo and Texarkana. 101 at Dallas. Fort Worth. Tyler and Waco, and 100 at Beaumont. Childress. College Station. Lufkin, Mineral Wells and San Angelo. Administration To Challenge Catholic-School Agreement Teams Organized SANTA ANNA (BBC) - Ball teams are now organized for Little League age boys. Games are played at 8 p.m. each Tuesday. Everyone is invited to attend. By WILLIAM BARTON i Associated Pfcss WHfef i WASHINGTON (AP) - the Nixon administration has indi- jcated it will challenge some af- irangements allowing Catholic .and'public school systems in • several northern cities to share ! facilities. I The first court test may in- Ivolve Waterhury, Conn., where the federal government says ! such an arrangement is used to ideny equal educational oppor- ! tunilies to Negro and Puerto Ri- Ican youngsters. ; Assl. Alty. Gen. Jerris Leonard, chief of the Justice Depart- 1 ment's civil rights division, notified the Walerbury Board of I Education Tuesday a lawsuit is 'in the works unless immediate 'steps are taken to correct alleged inequities. Among them, he said, in an ; arrangement with the Catholic I school system "that allows I white students to escape the ] predominantly nonwhlte school Koreans Tangle In Brief Battle i SEOUL (AP) - North and \ South Korean forces fought a ! brief gun battle on the western sector of the demilitarized zone today, the Defense Ministry re; ported. It said the South Ko- ! reans suffered no casualties. ' It was the first reported inci- ( dent along the 151-mile truce i line since June 5. districts in which they reside and to attend the practically all-white parochial school sy$- tern at the expense of nonwhite students and parents." Leonard did not specify In his leltef to Board President Salva- tofe Teren/o how the agreement worked. But other officials said the program involved public facilities, such as classrooms and gymnasiums, lhat are shared with Catholic schools. In addition, they said a "totally public bus system" provides free transportation to Catholic school pupils as well as students at public schools. Gerald W. Jones, the civil rights division's northeastern section chief, said siluatiorts under which Catholic-public school arrangements tre uaed "prevail pretty much universally throughout the Northeast." Leonard charged that in Waterbury, an industrial city of 110.000. Negro and Puerto Rican children are assigned to schools in the worst condition and with fewer special services than those to which white pupils are assigned. Nonwhite youngsters comprise only 28 per cent of Waterbury's 13,000 public school students. Nevertheless, Leonard said, several elementary schools are predominantly nonwhite and "district lines, bus routes, and transfer policies have been drawn so as to insure that pre- ' doffiihanlly white Seheoti ft- I main 'white' and pfedomlftafitl^ ,ftdn white schools fMfttlfl i 'fiohwhite.'" - Negfr) teachers are assigned ; on the basis of their face lo pf«* dominantiy N'egTo Bishop Eli* ' mentary School, he said. : Arrangements allowing public and Catholic systems to shaft ! facilities and equipment havfe ! been attacked in the past as a violation of the separation df church and state doctrine, i These arrangements general* , ly have survived court tests afid , the current government position ! is aimed at alleged civil rights 1 violations not involving t h« church-state issue. Londoners Gape At U,S, Pop Art LONDON (AP) — Londoners gaped al the city's first major exhibition of United States pop art today, mesmerized by a loudspeaker endlessly belting i out Kale Smith's "God Bless America" al the Hay ward Gallery on the south bank of the Thames. The paintings and sculptures 1 were described as a "recurrent iconography 1 ''—meaning bottles , of Coke, slices of bread, Marlon i Brando's cowboy boots, cans of soup, candies, and a host of 1 comic book characters including 1 Alley Oop, Lil Abner, Dick Tracy and Batman. NEW, WIDE 78 SERIES SAFETY ALL-WEATHER Z"TIRE 7.00x13 tubelesj blackwall plus Jl.94 Fed. Ex. Tax. No trade needed. 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