Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on March 27, 1968 · Page 1
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Brownwood, Texas
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Wednesday, March 27, 1968
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WiAfHlft J3ROWNVVOOD AREA: Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. A few thunderstorms tonight. Low tonight in 50s, high Thursday in 70s. Maximum temperature here Tuesday 74, overnight low 54. Sunset today 6:48, sunrise Thursday 6:26. Brownwood Bulletin TW&LV& t©5At BR6WNWO6D, tEXAS, WEDNESDAY, March 27, 1968 Vol. 68 Nd. Ut 16 Cenfi Daily, IS &§nfs Survey Finds Governors Going All the Way With LBJ NEW YORK (AP) — A survey of (he nation's Democratic governors showed scant support today for either Sen. Robert F. Kennedy or Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy. An Associated Press survey found that 14 of the 24 Democrats occupying state house chairs express support for President Johnson for renomination. Only one—Philip H. Hoff of Vermont—is unequivocally for Kennedy. One other—Harold E. Hughes of Iowa—may be learning toward Kennedy or McCarthy. Six of the governors appeal- uncommitted. Two others stand apart from the party. Hoff stands alone among the Democratic governors in his break with President Johnson. "I have concluded," Hoff said lase Friday, "that the only way in which our potentially disastrous national course can be arrested is through a change in our national leadership." Hoff said he welcomed McCarthy's candidacy, but maintained that Kennedy "offers the most realistic possibility for the people of America if we are to achieve the national regeneration that Is so desperately needed." Hughes, a close friend of the President and chairman of the Democratic governors, said he will continue to support Johnson until it becomes clear the Presi- dnt refuses to change his Vietnam policies. "! may reach the point," Hughes said, "of totally and conclusively breaking with the current administration.. .1 have reached a decision that a policy of guns and butter is not feasible." The Iowa governor, who is running for Sen. Bourke Hickenlooper's seat, said he's keeping an open mind about Kennedy and McCarthy. Firm support for the President comes from governors in such stales as Texas, his home state, and from Tennessee, West Virginia and Delaware. Hawaii's Gov. John A. Burns said he's "pretty sure that Hawaii will continue to support the President in light of Johnson's outstanding record and especially because Hawaii remembers him as a man who brought statehood to us." But Burns described Kenne- dy's aspirations as "interesting." He said the challenges "further demonstrate that the Democratic party is an open party." New Hampshire Gov. John W. King, a leader of the controversial Johnson write-in campaign in the March primary there, is solidly in the Johnson camp. Indiana Gov. Roger D. Branigin has agreed to run as a Johnson standi i the state's May 7 presidential primary. Gov. OttoKerner of Illinois says he's with Johnson. So dd Govs. Calvin L. Rampton of Utah and John N. Dempsey of Connecticut. New Jersey Gov. Richard J. Hughes says he's with Johnson all the way, charging that Kennedy's entry into the race could cause a "disruptive split" in tha party. Robert E. McNair of South Carolina says he favori the President over either McCarthy or Kennedy. Polish Aide's Son Linked To Disorder WARSAW, Poland (AP) The son of a Polish government official has been • arrested and accused of organizing a recent student demonstration for greater freedom, a Warsaw newspaper reports. In addition, two more members of the faculty of Warsaw University, one a prominent former diplomat, have been listed with those linked to the unrest as the government continued its campaign to pin the blame for student demonstrations on intellectuals and Zionists. The newspaper Kurier Polski said Tuesday that Andrzej Neumark, son of the director of the cabinet in the Culture Ministry, had organized a demonstration at Warsaw Medical School March 11. The newspaper criticized the youth's father, Stanislaw Neumark, saying he continuously fought with his subordinates at the Culture Ministry. .Prof. Juliusz Katz-Suchy and Assistant Prof, Krzysztpf Pom- ian of Warsaw University were named with a number of others who had been accused previously of having encouraged revion- ist, oppositionist thinking among students. House Committee Okays Tax Plan WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Ways and Means Committee approved today a minimum tax program designed to reduce U.S. tourist' spending abroad but postponed action on President Johnson's major recommendation in this field. ,' The committee sent to the House a bill calling for a five per cent tax on airplane rickets to destinations outside the United States and for a reduction in the amount of goods returning tourists may bring in duty free. LOTS O' DUDS —Looking over th« pile of military projectiles that did not function as intended and recovered during the past two days in the Camp Bowie area from left to right are SP-5 Robert C. Christian of Fort Hood/ Lt. Vic Fowler of the Brownwood Police Dept., and Capt. Charles S. Yager of Fort Hood. During the two-day period approximately 100 non- explosives were located and 30 explosives. According to the captain, recent rains have brought many of the duds previously underground to the surface, (Bulletin Staff Photo) Infantrymen Push Into Ap Long Muc SAIGON (AP) — American infantrymen supported by tanks, artillery and planes battled the Viet Cong today for control of a tiny hamlet northwest of Saigon in the fourth straight day of heavy fighting in the area. Men of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division called hi artillery and napalm air strikes only 50 to 100 yards ahead of them as they advanced into the hamlet of Ap Long Muc about 30 miles northwest of Saigon near the district town of Trang Bang. U.S. and South Vietnamese forces have reported killing 396 enemy in the Trag Bag area since Sunday. Allied casualties were described as light. Phoeographer Hit A] Chang, an Associated Press photographer who was MRS. ARTHUR H. BELL . . . rites Wednesday Services Scheduled Today For Mrs. Arthur Bell, 90 Funeral for Mrs. Arthur H. (Elizabeth Yantis) Bell, 90, of 805 Main Ave. will be at 4 p.m. today in First Baptist Church here with the Rev. J. T. Ayers officiating, Burial will be in Greenleaf Cemetery with Davis-Morris Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Bell, an 1898 graduate of Howard Payne College, was the oldest living graduate of the Brownwood college. She also graduated from Vassar College. Mrs. Bell died unexpectedly Tuesday about 4:15 p.m. at her home. A native of Sipe Springs, she was born Dec. 16, 1877 and married the late Arthur H. Bell in Brownwood in 1905. She was a member of First Baptist Church and of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Manon Stribling of Waco and Mrs. Vida Y. Robnett of Brownwood; and several nieces and nephews. Backers Predict Senate Will Buy Tax-Spending Package WASHINGTON (AP) — Spon- tions Tuesday: sors predict the Senate will approve their bid to combine President Johnson's proposed 10 per cent income-tax surcharge with a $6 billion spnding cut. But they concede it's doubtful the House will buy such a plan. The Senate was scheduled to vote late today on the combination proposal, wich is an amendment to the House-passed bill extending excise taxes on cars and telephone service. Sen. George A. Smathers, D- Fla., a co-sponsor of the tax- spending cut legislation, said key members of the House ways and Means Committee have told him they would not accept it. Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, D- Ark., of the Ways and Means Committee has opposed Johnson's tax-hike proposal and exerts a powerful influence over his committee. In addition, the House committee traditionally originates all tax legislation and is not likely to surrender that role to the Senate, Congress took these key ao- Abrams Hinted In As Vietnam Chief By BOB HORTQN AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Relative secrecy surrounds Gen. Creighton W. Abrams' Washington visit, generally considered a prely^e to an announcement he will succeed Gen. William C. Westmoreland in Vietnam. The 53-year-old general arrived, unannounced. Monday night end his presence went largely ubnotieed until a newsman spotted, him in 3 Pentagon hallway Tuesday. Although tjie Defense Department didn't say so immediately. Atoms had just returned, from a White House lunch with President Confirming his presence later, the Pentagon said the fowvstar Army general was in Washing* ton to report on plans to strengthen and. modernise the South Vietnamese army. Abrams has been mentioned prominently as the officer who will fill Westmoreland's shoes by July 2 when the present Viet' nam commander becomes Army chief of staff. The White shed little additional light later in confirming that Abrams saw the President along with unnamed "s.en- ior advisers" md would k§ to Washington a, day or two. It was learned a,t the Pentagon that Abrams conferred with new Secretary of Defense Clark M' Wheeler of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retiring Army Chief of Staff Harold K. Johnson and others, Some administration officials speculated that the President--* who often has displayed a penchant for surprise—had secretly whisked Abrams to Washington for a surprise announcement of the new command change. As one administration spokesman put it: "If the President decides Abe's the guy and now's the time, he may bring him out tomorrow for a press conference ajy\ouncem,ent^-tnd we won't know in. advance." It wasn't necessary for the president to bring the stocky, former Army yice-?chief of tepi -The Ways and Means Committee rejected the President's proposal for a tourist tax on Americans who travel outside Bullion Dealers In Secret Talks LONDON (AP) - Urgent and secret talks were under way today among London's bullion dealers to devise a new plan for operating a free market in the world's largest gold trading center. The fate of the dollar may be at stake. The London market was closed two weeks ago at the height of the gold rush. Its major source of supply, the monetary reserves of the gold pool nations, including the United States, was cut off by the central bankers meeting in Washington March 17. the Western Hemisphere, a plan he said would help cut the balance of payments deficit by keeping dollars home, A final committee vote is scheduled today but sources indicated the result would be the same. —The Senate voted 51 to 32 to overrule a Treasury Department order against the increasing use of tax-exempt municipal bonds to finance new industrial plants for private firms. The treasury last Friday had canceled the tax exemption privilege for new issues of the industrial development bonds. A department spokesman estimated the government lost more than $75 million in revenues last year through the issuance of such bonds. The dpart- ment contends the original idea of tax-exempt bonds finance the building of public facilities rather than plants for private industry. wounded slightly by shrapnel as U.S. tanks and armored personnel carriers moved up on Ap Long Muc, said the Viet Cong were well entrenched In the hamlet and greeted the advancing infantrymen with heavy machine-gun fire and a barrage of rocket-propelled grenades. With the battle still raging, at least eight enemy dead were reported. Meanwhile, U.S. headquarters said in another fight in the Trang Bang sector, 25th Division units killed 17 enemy after making . a helicopter assault Tuesday four miles northeast of the town. Cong Waiting As the American infantrymen hit the ground, the Viet Cong were waiting for them. From trenches and bunkers, the enemy opened up with machine guns and rocket-proplled grenades. By midafternoon today, sporadic fighting was reported continuing. Headquarters did not disclose U.S. casualties but said no Americans had been killed. The action around Trang Bang Is part of Operation Quyet Thang—Resolved to Win — the war. More than 50 American and South Vietnamese battalions, totaling 50,000 men, are sweeping through five provinces around Saigon. The aim is to regain the offensive from the Viet Cong ^and to destroy enemy troops within striking distance of the capital. 1,842 Dead The U.S. Command said that so far allied troops have killed 1,842 enemy and captured 293 prisoners and suspects since Quyet Thang began March 11. U.S. losses were listed at 69 killed and 604 wounded and South Vietnamese casualties at 92 killed and 232 wounded. School Study Committee Hears Reports Thursday A meeting to hear and discuss- reports of various segments of a Brownwood citizens school improvement study committee will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday in the high school student center. Members of the committee have been asked to sit their original study groups for the Thursday night session. John Pound, committee chairman, will preside. Reports are expected on elementary school planning, junior high planning, senior high planning, system-wide facilities planning, and financing. When the survey started, members of the committee were divided into 10 study groups which visited each school campus in the city. Then the committee was re-divided into specific planning areas from which reports will be given Thursday night. * ; ; Two New Yorkers Sef DIA Speeches Two men who recently authored an article in the American Legion Magazine on "The World After Vietnam" will be the next speakers appearing on Democracy-in-Action programs at Howard Payne College. They are Frank N. Trager and Frank R. Barnett, both from New York. Trager, who has taught at Johns Hopkins and Yale Universities, will speak Thursday following a 7:30 concert in Mims Auditorium by the Brownwood High School a cappella choir. Barnett will deliver his address at 10 a.m. in Mims Auditorium Friday. Russian Interpreter Barnett, president of the National Strategy Information Center, Inc., New York, was a Russian interpreter for the 69th infantry division in World War II. After serving as a military SHAKY'SUPPORT for § machine ggn, but appar. tntly it g9t ti\f J9fe Stent far the** Marines. U-S. in Yiitntm may fihangi whin gsru WIN. -rr • '.«;•;Trnmpjf • »v".f •3*fir---]f*- ~»»is»>!r ~.=»s<" -I liam €, WiMmsrflind rtljnquifhtf command tp up ntw pelt if army sniff «f government official in Berlin on General Clay's staff, Barnett won a Rhodes scholarship from Indiana and read philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University. He helped to initiate the first National Strategy Seminar for Reserve Officers at the National War College in 1959. Trager has served as • member of the Southeast Asian Development group, and the Department of State's East Asia and Pacific Advisory Panel. Top Personality "We are delighted," Mrs. W. G. Schroeder, who Is serving as chairman of the DIA faculty committee said, "to have such outstanding program personalities." Mrs. Schroeder also said that she is encouraging not only the HPC students but towns(See DIA on Page 2) India Native DIA Speaker "There is no such thing as freedom without responsibility," F. J. Spencer, a native of India but now a U.S. citizen, told a Howard Payne College Mims Auditorium Democracy-in-Action audience this morning. Spencer, who pointed out he is a citizen by choice and not by blood, said graduated response will get us in big trouble as in the case of the Pueblo. Declaring his most precious possession is his citizenship, he said some times we have more solutions than problems. "Grandstanding speeches designed to create an impression rather than getting at the truth oftentimes draw too much of our attention," he said. He said we should stand up for what we are for rather than, rant about what we are against, and that order develops in a society when it is composed of

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