Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on July 11, 1969 · Page 1
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Brownwood, Texas
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T nc , Brawn Ceunfy Rodeo Coming July 24*25-26 Brownwood Bullet ItN PAGES BftOWNWOOb, TEXAS, PfclbAY, JULY 1 VOL. 69 ND. 231 ID Canti Daily IS ' S National Guardsmen Roll | To Summer Camp Sunday) E : 1 Five hundred fifty fttefi bf the 3rd battalion, j 1 112 Armor of the Texas National Guard stationed I I here, will leave Sunday for a two-week summer j I training session at Camp Mood. i I An advance party of the battalion left this I morning to ready the camp for the main group's l arrival Sunday. The battalion is commanded by f Lt. Col. Everett Pitts. f The first week the men will practice field e^ I ercises with tanks and armored personnel carriers. I The second week of camp will be conducted entirely I in the field. The emphasis will be on main gun fir- I ing with 90 mm guns from battle tanks, according | to First Sgt. Barney Ransberger. 4POUO COUNTDOWN UNDERWAY ...~^.-.^ . J ^.~— .^ f -.~*x**» Astros Keep Final Date With Doctors By HOWAftt) BENEDICT AP Aerospace Writer CAPfc KENNEDY, Fla. f AP) — With the countdown for their moon landing mission under way, the Apollo 11 astronauts today receive their final major prelaunch physical examination. Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. and Michael Collins planned several hours with doctors. The exam determines if they are healthy for their demanding eight-day flight and also provides baseline heart rate, respiration and other data for in-flight and postftight comparison. For the past month, doctors have been drawing complete medical profiles of the three spacemen, who are to start their voyage to the moon at 9:32 a.m. EDT next Wednesday. Previous major physicals were completed June 16 and July 1. The Information will be particularly important when Armstrong and Aldin walk on the lunar surface July 21. It will provide clues to .vhen the astronauts might be tiring in the unfamiliar one-sixth gravity field on the moon. While the astronauts are on the surface, doctors in the mission control center will monitor heart rate, oxygen consumption and the temperature of the suit- cooling water as it enters and leaves the system. The latter will be an indirect measurement of the amount of heat produced by the body. the lengthy countdown for the launching of the mammoth rocket started oti schedule at 8 p.m. Thursday after two technicians climbed into a first stage fuel tank to find and slop a leak ifl the helium pressurization system. They corrected the problem by tightening a nut at the base of a helium storage bottle. The helium is used to pressurize the fuel lank and operate certain valves. Launch director Rocco Pet- rone said the most critical pof* tion of the count will otieuf; about midnight Monday wheft several key items take place itt quick succession, including loading liquid hydrogen and liq* uid oxygen aboard the com* mand ship fuel cells, pumping supercritical helium into the lunar landing vehicle for pressur* ization and transferring the main power source from the ground to the rocket. • ffl • MR Mp*g • V ixon Hails Thieirs For Political Settlement July 20 Open House? Hospital In Final Check Final inspections on the Brownwood Community Hospital vvere underway this morning with formal conveyance of the building to Brown County Hospital Authority possible as early as this afternoon. At noon, representatives of the authority were still at the hospital site making their final inspection. Major problems blocking acceptance of the building by the hospital authority are believed to have already been solved and only unforseen details will prevent the action today, administrator Maurice Shaw said this morning. With acceptance of the building expected today, a tentative date of July 20 has been set for formal dedica- tion and open house activities at Jie modern three-story facility. "We can't say definitely about open house until, the building has been turned over to us by the contractor," Shaw said. ...J Federal agencies concerned in the hospital project inspected the building .Thursday. If the building is turned over to Brown County Hospital Authority this afternoon, Administrator Shaw will move his office from the Brownwood Coliseum to the hospital by Monday. Kasch Brothers, Inc. of Big Spring is contractor on the building on a bid of $2,442,000. Work began in October, 1967. ...'Any' Outcome Acceptable WASHINGTON (AP)—President Nixon said today new peace proposals by President Nguyen Van Thieu of South Vietnam "should open the way at last for a rapid settlement" of the Vietnam war—if the Communists will begin serious negotiations. In a lengthy statement hailing i ~~ ~ " Thieu's suggestions for a politi- S0 nable. Hanoi has nothing to Nixon noted that at his June 8 ; Midway Island meeting with cal approach to a settlement, i gain by waiting. Nixon said: "If the other side genuinely wants peace, it now has a com- Thieu " the lwo presidents » de . prehensive set of offers which : dared our readlness to accept permit a fair and reasonable settlement. If it approaches us arrived at, through free eJec in this spirit, if. will find us rea- lions." B'wood, Bane * *afl By Power Fai sHit ures Speck's Conviction Reversed by Court BOSTON (AP) - The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of AppeaJs reversed today the convictions of Dr. Benjamin Spock and three other men found guilty last year of conspiring to counsel young men to avoid the draft. The court freed Spock and one of the other three—Harvard graduate student Michael Per' ber—from further prosecution. But it ordered retrials for the Rev. William Sloane Coffin Jr., chaplain at Yale University, and Mitchell Goodman, an author and teacher from Temple, Maine. The four were among five tried before a U.S. District Court jury here. The fifth defendant, Marcus Raskin of Washington, was acquitted. The appeals court held that the conviction of Spock and the three others was not consistent with the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantee COURT On Page Two) Momentary power interruptions lasting up to 13 minutes hit parts of Brownwood and all ' of Bangs as well as other West Texas cities at mid-afternoon Thursday. "Two primary feeder lines into Brownwood were interrupted because of some trouble experienced on a 234,000 volt transmission line between Graham and Fort Worth," said W. M. Streckert, local Texas Power & Light Co. manager. j In two isolated unrelated areas i of Brownwood last night distri- j bulion tranformers went out j causing a few minutes electric service interruption. "This is caused by hot weather and overloading of distribution transformers," the TP&L manager said. Streckert explained the TP&L lines serving Brownwood are interconnected with Texas Electric The President described Thieu's proposals as marking 1 "the culmination of a long series of steps by the South Vietnamese and American governments all 'of which together any political outcome which is . demonstrate clearly the sincere - - ' desire of our two governments to negotiate an honorable and rapid settlement of the war." In saying he and Thieu have declared themselves ready to accept any outcome arrived at through free elections Nixon underlined the word "any". Ronald L. Ziegler, White House press secretary, said there had been general consultation between Saigon and Washington during the preparation of Thieu's speech inviting the Communists to participate in free elections to be super- those." In addition to the power interruptions here and at Bangs, it also it Abilene, Mineral Wells, Weatherford and Stephenville. vised by an international body. Ziegler said the White House had a full text of Thieu's re- The interruptions here began mar k s before they were deliv- at 2:55 p.m. Thursday and most; ered He likened lhe cons ulta- were cleared up by 3:08. In j tion to that which preceded the Abilene it took 26 minutes to locate the trouble and restore service to two feeders. Soviet Ships Shadowed by U.S. Planes JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)- May 14 television-radio address putting forward an eight-point peace plan. The presidential spokesman, responding to questions, left open the possibility that a review of further withdrawals of U.S. combat troops from South Vietnam, promised for late August, might be accelerated should the current lull in ground fighting continue. However, he said that while the level of fighting was being DOCTOR'S HELPER — Ana Maria Rey, here from Buenos Aires, Argentina, is participating in international People to People program. Here, she assists Dr. James Gandy at his veterinarian hospital in the care of on* of his four footed patients, A third year student of veterinary medicine at the University of Buenos Aires, Miss Rey is living with the Bob Ross family for her month in Brownwood. (Bulletin Photo) Additional U.S. reconnaissance j watched and assessed carefully, Service'Co* and West Texas Util- i planes have joined the surveil-j ^ was too early to determine •ties Co lance of a Soviet task force j whether it represented a mean"I understand a tree blew Into moving slowly and boldly to-1 ln | ful ' S1 g nal from the other the transmission line near Gra- j ward Cuba in an unprecedented slfle ham and when it did it tripped show of the Soviet flag. A Navy spokesman said today THANKS TO 'PEOPLE' PROGRAM Argentinan Adds Feminine Touch to Animal Hospital two boilers on a generating unit at TESCO at Graham," Streckert explained. "When this happended West aircraft from the attack carrier Independence moved into shadowing operation that the "If the other side is prepared for serious negotiations, and willing to abide by the free choice of the South Vietnamese people" Nixon said, "this should open the way at last for The animal boarders and pa, tients at a local veterinarian I hospital are basking in the at- I tendon of the feminine touch— ] not only feminine but Argentin- an. The attractive young 23-year- old woman from Buenos Aires is here on the international People to People program. Ana Texas Utilities hne automaUca -, ready inc iu de d the U.S. radar a rapid Settlement of the con- ly tried to pick up the load, j picke| ship Thomas J. Gary and flirt " he added. 'This put a surge on s planes from bases to Maryland our line which is tied m with' . .- . ' •* < v V* *• % * r MARINE TANKER man* gum, rwdy Is give tupporting fire to element* pf thi Pirst Msrina gsgimtnt «t thiy iwtfjj rhroygh tht "Ri?» Trianglt" noar Da N«n0 In §§u*h Ylitnam, y,$, Marine$ worked deftly with South Yiejnjmeii and Ksrfafl wUJter* en tht aUlid operation te yncoyer enemy f9rtifi?ati<jni end and Maine. The spokesman said the eight Soviet ships were about 260 miles southeast of Jacksonville at midmorning, moving in a southwesterly direction. I This position would be less j than 600 miles from Cuba where j the task force is expected July j 20. The USS Independence was about 80 miles from Jacksonville on a previously scheduled training mission. Top Winners Here Among State Pecan Show Entries BROWNWOOD AREA- Clear to partly cloudy and hot through Saturday. Low tonight in mid 70s, high Saturday near 100. Maximum temperature here Thursday 102, overnight low 75. Sunset today 8:42, sunrise Saturday 6:33. SAN ANTONIO—Fifty top winners from the regional show held in Brownwood will be among en- j tries in state pecan show com- j petition at the 48th annual con- J vention of the Texas Pecan* Growers Assn. here July 14-16. j Janice Furry, current Brown I County pecan queen, will repre- j sent this county in state pecan I queen competition and twoj Brownwood men will present papers during the session. A new state pecan queen will be selected and crowned July 15 following a convention dinner. George Madden, research horticulturist at the U.S. Pecan Field Station in Brownwood, and Robert Rothe, SCS civil engineer in Brownwood, will present papers at grower and research meetings. Papers are entitled "Design and installation of new flood type irrigation system, U.S. Pecan Field Station, Brownwood, (See TOP On Page Two) Nixon Turns to Senate • Voting Bill in Friendly Panel • By JOHN CHADWICK Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) ~ Rebuffed by' a House subcommittee, the Nixon administration turned to the Senate today for support of a nationwide voting rights Jaw to replace a 1965 act limited to southern states. Atty. Gen, John N. Mitchell was called before the Senate Judiciary Committee's eonslity- yonsJ rights subconynittee, where the administration bill is regarded as having a slight edge. A House Judiciary subcommittee approved Thursday, by what Chairman fSmanuel Celler, j P-N.Y., called an qyerwhekntng ! voice vote, a bill to extend the ! 1965 Voting Rights Act for five ' years beyond Aug. 6, 1970- The administration's proposal for a new law was not even put up |or § vote. The full House J«- djciary Commjttee U | to approve the extension bill j next week; i But in {.he Senate subcommit- i tee headed by Sen. Sam J. Er- jvin Jr., P-N.C. backers of an i extension of the present law | concede their chances are dim. I They figure they can count on ! the votes of only three of the ; eight members, i Already there is talk of trying I to bypass the Judiciary Com- mjttf e i&d bring the House &$ directly before the §eniatft-<- | strategy that has been used In i the past to enact civil rights leg-; ' islation- i I The administration bill, like the 1965 act, would ban the use; ! of voter literacy tests and au-' thorize use of federal registrars,' but it would apply to all 50 j states instead of just six south-1 ; em stales and part of a seventh. II also would prohibit the| states from imposing residency requirements fox voting in pres Iclentia] election!. Maria Rey, who is currently residing with the Bob Ross family at 1822 Vine St., is spending her days assisting at Dr. James Gandy's veterinarian hospital. According to the young Argen- tinan, she is the first woman to come to the U.S as a part of the junior cattle program of the People to People project. A STUDENT of veterinary medicine, she explained others of her sex in the overall program are usually high school students who visit other countries during the winter months in the high school section of the program. Miss Rey, a third year student of veterinary medicine at the University of Buenes Aires, has two more years to go. Her interest in the field stems from the many animals on her family's ranch of 150,000 acres. She has not quite decided whether or not to further pursue her education and continue studying until she receives a master's degree and later a Ph. D. in animal pathology. She is at home among her four-footed friends at the veterinarian hospital. She said she likes to care for both the large and small animals and she baj no preference. "I AM SO happy to he here," she noted, then added, "I was a problem because most of the ranchers who agree to take in a visitor from another country want a man." Miss Rey explained that when arrangements were made loj her to come to America in June, I he had not been told where she was going to be. In the mean,(See TOUCH OaP»|«T*o)

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