Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on July 10, 1969 · Page 1
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hicroflirt Cfehtsr Inc, 4F, Irswrs Caunty Rodeo Coming July 24*25-26 ' •" f'/'i f^ w a, £,'iT'i ft •. ' -... 4, w j i— 5 *v* «* 1* V** it*—' «"^ ,- i /•* _/A 4ft ItS ^fc JdMBL -rt^MitoTiTtr ' ^^^tt ^(jlb ^^^^ Brownwood Bulletin SIXTEEN PAGES TODAY B&OWNWOOD, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JULY to, VOL 69 NO. 235 10 £gftfs Bd.'ty 15 Cgfttt Gromyko Says Soviets Ready to Deal With U.S. HOT AFTERNOON—Groups of volunteers along with men of three fire departments worked most of the afternoon and night Wednesday in containing a blaze in the Punkin Center area which burned over 1,000 acres of grass. The fire began at Ricker's Switch. Pictured are two of the volunteers who battled the stubborn blaze. (Bulletin Photo) First Leathernecks Pull Out of Vietnam By GEORGE ESPER I the fanfare accorded departing SAIGON (AP) — The first j U.S. infantrymen three days contingent of U.S. Marines to be ago. An advance party of 120 withdrawn from Vietnam flew Leathernecks of the 9th Regi- to Okinawa today as military ment departed from Quang Tri, spokesmen reported the lowest: a base 20 miles south of the de- weekly number of American battle deaths in almost six months. The Marines left with none of militarized zone, in two four-en- gined transports. They included 60 combat troops of the 1st Battalion and the rest payroll and administrative personnel who will prepare for arrival of the main body of the 8,000-man regiment expected in gokinawa within the next few weeks. The rest of the 1st Battalion will leave in a few days, spokesmen said. U.S. headquarters said 153 Americans were killed in action last week, the lowest death toll sador Henry Cabot Lodge told j since the week ending Jan. 11 Lodge Says U.S. Won't 'Capitulate 7 PARIS (AP) — U.S. Ambas- the 25lh session of the Vietnam peace talks today the United States is ready to negotiate and compromise, but declared: "We shall not capitulate." Lodge said North Vietnam and the Viet Cong's provisional revolutionary government constantly demand the withdrawal of allied forces while rejecting all proposals for mutual withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops. "To hold such a position is to demand capitulation by our side," he said. ''This is unreasonable, We shall not capitulate. No negotiated settlement of the war in Vietnam is possible until you modify that demand. when 151 U.S. personnel were killed. wounded the previous week, and c ° ' 2,381 enemy killed compared ' saja ' with 3,485 the previous week. Fighters Control Flames Brush Fire Still Burning A brush fire which began Wednesday morning, destroying approximately 1,000 acres of grass was still burning in the Punkin Center area this morning, according to R. P. Ferguson, Brownwood's fire chief. However, members of the Brownwood and Early fire departments were checking at intervals during the morning to see that it does not again get out of control, Ferguson added. The brush fire, one of the largest in Brown County for many years, burned briskly for about eight hours Wednesday. It was reported to both the Brownwood and Early Fire Depts. at 11:54 a.m. Wednesday. Fire fighting units from both departments responsded to the call immediately, Ferguson By JOHN WEYLANO , against the Soviet Union "will MOSCOW (A?) Minister Andrei A. Foreign' be met with the necessary fe- Gromvko I buff." condemned Red China today' Despite the belligerent tone, and made a bid for developing : he expressed readiness to hold friendly relations with the Unit- i talks with China "on a wide ed States. range of questions" but gave no Gromyko, in a major foreign , indication that the Mao Tse-tung of bloody incidents 6fl the So« (Washington, stressing the deslf- viet-Chinese border. ability of talks. The Soviet foreign minister | Gromyko noled that the proposed talks on Bet;in to pre- iKnttA]n already has expressed vent trouble from flaring up there again. The Kremlin atti- willingness limitations to discuss missile with the United tude toward the divided city has , Slatcs He did not me ntion a been considered a barometer of i or p ] ace f or talks, policy speech before the Su- leadership had shown interest, i its interest in getting along with wn j c h Washington says are due preme Soviet—parliament—said , Gromyko's one-hour and 50- the West. to start in August in Vienna or the Kremlin favors talks with minute speech showed an in-! His bitter criticism of Peking ; Geneva. Washington "to find positions of! creased Soviet willingness to , contrasted with marked mild- «««•<»<« the agreement both on questions of deal with Washington and a ness toward the United States, j J *°4 t ^L r , e iripc will an- '' bflateral relations and on unre-! hardening hostility ^toward Chi- He passed lightly over Vietnam, solved international problems." > na. It apparently reflected a ; which used to rate long dia- He warned Peking that at- ! pro-Western change in Kremlin j tribes here, and used a concilia- j mind its paramount tempts to use armed force ' foreign policy following a series' tory tone in other references to Uance." Gromyko commented. iiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiiiiM 55 5£ 1 Leak Threatens Apollo Countdown J i CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) — A leak developed in pressurization system of the Apollo 11 rocket today and a crew rushed in to find it, raising the possibility of a delay in tonight's scheduled start of the final countdown for the moon landing mission. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration reported the leak was in the helium gas system used to pressurize fuel tanks in the first stage of the 36-story Saturn 5 rocket. THE BLAZE was fanned by The'"new" casualty reports! winds of 20 miles an hour but raised to 37,019 the number of was actuallybrought under con- Americans killed in action in Vietnam since Jan. 1, 1961, 238,147 wounded and 1,325 listed troi within 2 1 2 to three hours, the Brownwood chief noled. Ferguson attibuled the fire to The helium is stored in bottles in the liquid oxygen propellant tank. "We don't know where the leak is or how serious it is," a NASA spokesman sajd. If not found and corrected, the leak possibly could hold up the start of the final countdown, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. tonight, aiming for a liftoff at 9:32 a.m. next Wednesday. As the technicians troubleshot the problem, the Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. and Michael Collins climbed into the command ship trainer to practice the engine maneuver that will shoot them out of earth orbit and set them on a quarter- million-mile course to the moon. They are to orbit the moon July 19, and the next day Armstrong and Aldrin are to fly a fragile lunar module (LM) to man's first landing on the lunar surface. ON 7966 RETURNS as missing, captured or in-1 a hot box from a train in com- terned. For the same period the ( ing through from Temple which U.S. Command lists 526,085 ene- ' J " "'~ J '" my dead. Panel Wants Big Slash In Indian Funds WASHINGTON (AP) - The he said ignited grass along the right-of-way one mile East of Ricker Switch. No damage to persons, livestock or property other than grass was reported. According to Ferguson the few head of livestock in the area were moved when the blaze threatened their areas. In addition to regular fire de- BROWNWOOD AREA: Fair and hot through Friday. Low tonight in upper 70s, high Friday near 100. Maximum temperature here Wednesday 101, overnight low 77. Sunset today te42, sunrise Friday 6:33. Mid-Texas Taxpayers List Income of $110.2 Million Most To End Friday Classes for most of DALLAS— Brownwood area taxpayers reported income to! taling $110.167,000 on their fed! era! individual Income tax re- financial statistics for small | were filed, including 16,156 joint areas in which the postal zip! returns. The new IRS publica- Code system has been used foi | tion also reports that in 1966 geographic classifications. Pre- i taxpayers claimed 69,683 ex- turns, according to a new In- viously such IRS data were! emptions, including 47,986 for ternal Revenue Service publica-' available only for each state ' themselves and 21,697 for their 750 1 tjon. The booklet makes available metropolitan areas. and the 100 largest standard dependents, according to Mr. House Appropriations Commit- B and Radio Emergency Unit. \ Spokesmen said the relative tee haa J Ve^mrnended cubing r 7 n 7hemtnanc Fa Brown" Countv lull in combat activity account ed for the marked decrease from the preceding week's toll of 241 Americans, and from the weekly average of 243 American dead in the first 26 weeks this year. Another 1,548 Americans were wounded last week—772 of them hospitalized—compared to 1,674 the previous week. South Vietnamese casualties and the number of enemy dead reflected similar drops—274 government troops killed and 586 winded last week compared with 446 killed and 804 partment employes, others in J were a 1955 car driven by George! for f he {irst Ume income ^dl otheV date relating to Brown-' On a state-wide basis, indivi- cluding volunteer firemen, mem-i a Ji^M, 86 ^'?" . OI J?.TLJ' *«* date b y ma J° r P° stal zi P ' wood show that 25.252 returns! (See INCOME on Page 2) of the Brownwood Citizens ^J^ I^^JS code classification Ellis Campbell Jr., district director of In- \ 40 budget by $6 5 millioni i commissioner( Ead Fry rushe d j Work for the 28 Latin-Ameri( out all money to help public i to ^e scene to assist in con- j can youngsters in a class at schools start kindergartens forj ta j n j ng the blaze West Elementary School design- in cutting a fire line from just Indian children. , j . The public school kindergar- < per' and' rancher" George" Yar-i English will continue through ooo"or'more ten program of $2.3 million | brough were put into operation would have provided 107 classrooms for 3,200 students. Funds to build 59 kindergar- ternal Revenue for North Texas, said today. The district director added that 1,939 of 25,252 returns filed JIlMJg V* tV, VJMMV- i ' r' ' * bJJV4»*flSUl/Wl. **W)B«WM * WVM* l»bJ «.AA\>V« Tractors loaned by Red Jas- ! ed to improve proficiency in f rom this area were in the $10,- OK CURRENT LAW So/ons Bypass Nixon Voting Bill ten cost tact. In a report made public today, the committee questioned whether public schools needed the money slice many already provide kindergarten classes. The committee said it had asked the Interior Department and BIA for more information but got nothing that convinced it ! | to change its position. I Another $6.1 million was I 1 trimmed from relocation sery. 11 ices for Indians. The adminis- 11 tration proposed increasing the i ! relocation budget by $9.5 mil- 11 lion, a hike of 100 per cent south of Punkin Center com - j this summer in South and West pletely around the mountain to I Elementary schools, \IVf V* »»»v> ** H*«J«>W»W gi UD& 111* Z5- '• come level. Classes have been conducted , The statistical information, De Leon Residents Setting Stage for Annual Festival DE LEON (BBC) — Things , ting a new office behind the new have started popping for the an- ! stage built last year. nual D 6 L 60 " Peach ^ Melon ' Ex-students of the school here rooms at BIA Bchools al a Ricker Switch. There a back fire i wood Junior High, and Brown- . a of $4 million were left in- (See FLAMES on Page 2) i wood High School. S' Festiva] which is just a m ° nth ! A A Mrs. Sanders Back Home After Latest Eye Surgery BANGS (SC) —Mrs. J. L. San- for her to be able to see through ders is now at home in Bangs the artificial cornea. Mrs, San- after her latest eye surgery in I ders has undergone many opera- Houston. She had a new plastic I tions in her lifetime to try and cornea implanted in her right improve her vision. returns and Texas as well as throughout the United States, ^^ ^^ ^ ^^ is contained in the new IRS, residentTcounts the" f'estivaTas publication, "Statistics of In- j a highlight of the year with come-1966, Supplemental Re- j Cr0 wning of a queen, old fid- . . port, ZIP Code Area Data from' d] e r s contest and watermelon Garth Priddy and Bill Brown; Individual Income Tax Re- slicing on Saturday afternoon j tractor booth—Jackie Johnson turns." Jon main street. | and Billy Joe Hare; chairs- Campbell said the new book- The committees for the event! Jimmy Parker Danny Burlison let marks the first publication j have been announced and Mrs. j and Larry Keith; fiddlers con- by the federal government of! Eldon Terrill, secretary, is get-1 (See STAGE on Page 2) 2,000 i of the festival committee and Fred Williams is treasurer. Committee members are: Booths — Charles Taylor, eye. Earlier this year she was able er in four or five months she WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon's proposal to junk the 1965 VoUng Rights Act in favor of his own broader measure appears doomed to fail its first congressional test. A solici bipartisan majority of a 13»member House judiciary subcommittee was lined up against the President's bill in advance of today's vote, indicat* ing the pane) would approve extending ihe 1965 act, which is favored by civil rights groups. The outlook for the administration's proposal, which would expand voter protection to all 50 states rather than the seven southern states covered by the Current law, is not much better Jn the full Judiciary Committee which will take up the legisla- Uon'oest Tuesday. SQP Leader Qereld, R. Ford of Mietoo, looking to PP.SPOJI-. sors of the administration bill aniong the 15 committee Repub^ ljcan§, was able to fincj only two members willing to join Charles E. Wiggins of Califor» nia. Also joining Ford were party whip, Rep. Lfslie C. Arends of Illinois, Rep. John J. Rhodes of Arizona, the chairman of the Re» publican Policy Committee and Hep. Bob Wilson of California, chairman of the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee, Notably missing from the list of sponsors, however, besides the senior Judiciary Committee Republicans were Rep. William M. McCulloch, of Ohio, the GQP's leading civil rights sup* porter in the House, and Rep, John 8. Anderson, of Illinois, who holds the No. 2 GOP leader, ship spot behind Ford as chairman of the Republican Confer, ence. goth are -strongly support' jng the existing law. The lineup io the Judiciary Committee and on the list of sponsors signal the 4PP split in jlepubiic.gn. ranks touched o,fj by NJSOfl's propojaj, which pppo/ njnjs have called ,a political peyoff to the " above the past budget, but the will have to return to Houston committee said it doubted such! for another operation to make a a speedup could be handled effi- j small hole in the lid. The doctors closed the lids on i to see better for a short time her eye. When they heal togeth- j with the aid of an implanted plastic cornea. But the eyelid did not grow back properly and she had to return to the hospi- ciently. The hole will be necessary' tal for another operation. Steel workers Strike 2 Canadian Plants TORONTO (AP) -rr More than 17.2M members of the United Steelworkej-s of America, began work stoppage today at the two main Ontario plants of the International Nickel Co. of Canada Ltd. As bargaining Cor a new three*year contract and higher wages continued in* a Toronto hotel, workers ,did not show up for (he day shift at Sudbury and Port CQlborne Inco plants. A total of J5.&QQ sre employed by picket lines were set up. The company is the world's largest supplier of nickel. The strike would dry up production and cripple the steel industry on apart and prospects for an early settlement appeared slight. Anticipating a &b;ike, Inco began closing down its operations over the weekend and was re* three oohtinents, j ported operating at one-third ca- The coropaoy produces 40 per parity Wednesday night. cent of the world's nickel, used to harden steel. A prolonged strike could cripple the production of everything from silver Homer Seguin, president of Steelworkers Local 6500 at Sudbury, said the work stoppage was not a strike but a "forced ware to jet engines in the Unit- lockout because the company ed States, Canada, Japan and l has not moved toward a settle- Final piymtnt on a pledge to help purchsis land for Chambir si Commtrct, and Jack Ekc$d, center, industrial Western Europe. Negotiations between the pompiny §n4 jyhjs imian were suspended, until 11 a.m. today, gpth sides said they were lur ! ment.' A company spokesman said "as far as we know the strike is on" when the morning shift to report |or work the new itate girU feheol h»rt h*i foundation president. 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