Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on December 5, 1967 · Page 1
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Detectives Break Up Armed Stand by Detroit Man Hostages Released Unharmed DETROIT (AP) - Two detectives hiding behind a ftiinister sci7.ed the grieving father of a Detroit riot victim today as he emerged from the fortress home xvhere he had held scores of police at bay for 16 hours. Obviously worn out by the ordeal, during which he kept as' many as nine persons locked itl, the house with him, Eugene EC- > tor, G2, a steamfitter at Ford, Motor Co., gave up after only a brief tussle. ' He had emerged from the two-, story frame home without either I of the two guns which he had spent the night sporadically fifing into floor and walls to show, j a policeman said, "he meant business." No one was injured in . the seige that apparently resulted from a drunken spree fueled byj an argument with a girl friend j and grief over the loss of a son, one of 43 people who were killed during the racial riot that swept Detroit last July. "We. want him examined," said Police inspector Charles Gentry as Ector was hustled to a squad car and taken to a hospital. No charges were filed Immediately. Ector had barricaded himself in the boarded, triple-padlocked house as 3:30 p.m. Monday with two women and three children after firing several wild shots. Police surrounded the house while extor first conductd a continuous stream of phone calls to friends and relatives, then refused to answer the phone for hours. Mrs. Alice Hicks, 37, who said she was Ector's common law wife, described the entire incident as a "family argument." She said Ector, however, became enraged when police arrived "because he thought they had nought on private property?' 1 The two detectives, who were not immediately identified, had followed the Rev. Alfunzo Campbell jf,-pastW"-0Mhe -fitliio-; pian Orthodox Temple, 'up the steps, Campbell said Ector had agreed to see him, but had not arranged to give himself up. The five people whom Ector first locked inside the house with himself where Mrs. Hicks; her daughter, Joanne, 20; a son, William, 16, who is a deaf mute; another daughter, Bridgette, 5, and Joanne's son, Rodney, 2. During the night.a daughter, Helene, in her 20s, a son, Walter, 29, another son and a son- in-law all were pel-milted by Ector to enter the house where they tried to talk him into coming out, More Scattered Rain Predicted Cloudy to partly cloudy skies and scattered drizzle or light rain is predicted for tonight and early Wednesday by the weather bureau. A warming trend Js expected tonight and Wednesday, with tonight's low in the middle 70s and the high tomorrow about 75, High temperature here Monday was 64 and the overnight Jpw was 49, Mtitt ~^^^^~^ j^i| ~a^ wnwood Bulletin TWELVE PA©ES TODAY &K5WNW05B f!XAS, TUESDAY, 6ee&M§tB 5, 196? VOL. 68 NO. 45 15 Cent* Daily, !S Cents Sunda? 20 Die, 30 Hurf sts ar Protest NEW YORK (AP) — More than 1,000 antiwar demon- ^tralors chanting "Peace Now!" marched on the Whitehall induction center in Lower Manhattan today, but failed to shut it down. I Police arrested almost a third of them before the demonstrators dispersed after five hours. GAME WARDEN RELAXES—Demonstrating how to use the gift he received Monday night, John Wood, district chief for Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept., relaxes after the presentation of the chair by Harry Cannon, newly elected president of the Brown County Sportsman Club. The annual fish fry sponsored by the sportsman club drew approximately 350 persons representing all of Brownwood's civic clubs and the individual residents of the county. See story on Page 2. (Bulletin Staff Photo) Among the first to be arrested was Dr. Benjamin Spock, baby doctor and a leader of the "Slop the Draft Week" demonstration. Poet Allen Ginsberg also was arrested. Police set up a special office In the nearby Criminal Courts building to handle those arrested. Most were charged with disorderly conduct. After the arrests, some of the demonstrators continued to march quietly in the streets between police barricades. The Park Plan Given Nod Go-ahead for 1 a proposal to begin f work toward a " Bowie Memorial Park was given by Brownwood City Council this morning. The proposal was made by Brownwood Jaycees and Brown •County Historical Society. Plans call for the park, a permanent memoria to Camp Bowie days, to be on city-owned property across the street from the new Brownwood Community Hospital. The city owns 18 acres on which there is one building, and will continue to maintain the grounds. Jaycees will develop the building and grounds, and in return will utilize a portion of the building for meetings and other functions. Plans call for equipment used during World War II and other items to be permanently placed on the site. SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS New Stiegt Lights Okayed by Council • Lights an4 electrics} wiring -The pew lights will cost the ,drew considerable .attention city ?m additional', 11,875 per , Council* the. .from Erovwwaod, men at their coliseum this e]» get the the, year for- ectricity, , Ate» discussed sjbjjjjy Qf f§fujar f 1 g$|ng of. LBJ Using Worc/s fo Counfer Threaf of Wage-Price Spiral WASHINGTON (AP) President Johnson is apparently relying more on words than action so far to counter any threat of a wage-price spiral posed by impending hikes in steel prices, Johnson was something less than vehement at a Monday news conference in reaction to the steel price boosts. When a reporter said other prices usually follow when steel boosts its prices and asked whether Johnson planned any action, the President replied, "We have exercised such rights as we had in the matter." But he added the administration will continue to urge labor and business to keep a damper City Turnout Fairly Strong Brownwood voters were turning out fairly strong this morning to cast ballotts on whether or not the city will levy a 1 per cent municipal sales tax, By 11 a.m. today, about 325 votes had been cast at the city's five voting boxes- Polls will remain open until 7 p.m. Any resident of the city who holds a valid voter registration certificate may participate in the election. If approved, the sales las? will apply to the same items now subject to the 2 per cent state sales tax and will go into eftecfc here pn April I, Based on current state sales tax collections in the city, it is expected a municipal sales ta% would bring about $tfO»QQQ in revenue to the city, on price and wage boosts. Otherwise Johnson stood on what he called "our very strong-felt views" as stated Saturday by Gardner Ackley, his chief economic adviser. Reacting to a price boost on steel sheets announced by U.S. Steel Corp. the day before, Ackley said it represented "another turn in the. price-wage spiral" and called for enactment of the tax increase Johnson wants plus "more responsible behavior on wages and prices by both labor and management." At almost the instant Johnson .was talking about the steel situation with newsmen, Bethlehem Seel Corp. announced it was following U.S. Steel in boosting the base, price of cold rolled sheets—used in the manufacture of autos and appliances—by $5 a net ton as of Dec. 15. Emergency Controls Johnson also was asked whether he was considering asking Congress for emergency wage and price controls as an alternative to his beleagured proposal for a 10 per cent income tax surcharge. * "No such proposals are under consideration at this time," he replied, Then he added: "I say, nothing at this time." The news conference developed without prior announcement when reporters were ushered into the Cabinet Room at the White House. Johnson came in and am nounced his choice of U. Gen, Leonard F. Chapman Jr. to succeed Gen. Wallace M. Greene Jr. as Marine Corps cowman, dant, In view of, Defense Secretary Robert S. McNajnara's impend- ing departure from the Cabinet to head the World Bank, Johnson was asked whether Ihere are any other Cabinet shifts on tap. BROWNWOOD AREA: Part"- ly cloudy tonight and Wednesday, scattered drizzle tonight and early Wednesday. Warmer with low tonight about 55 and high Wednesday about 75. Maximum temperature here Monday 64, overnight low 49. Sunset today 5:26, sunrise Wednesday 7:20. only injury apeared to be to a demonstrator whose head was bleeding as he was led away by olice. Inside the center, Lt. Col. James J. McPoland, the commander, said Derations were normal and he exected them to continue that way. The center processes about 250 enlistees ! and draftees daily, he said. Most of fhe demonstrators were in their late teens or early 20s, but there were several older people. A few hippie types were among the demonstrators, most of whom were neatly dressed. Crowds of financial district workers and commuters coming from the Stalen Island ferries walked past the pickets. Some exchanged words with'them. The protest was sponsored by "The Stop the Draft Week Committee" which described itself as a coalition of some 50 antiwar and civil rights groups. Leaders said they expected 5,000 demonstrators by midmorning. They began gathering in Battery Park al the tip, of Manhattan as early as 5:30 a.m. and started the trek to 39 Whitehall St. shortly after 6 a.m. Police had cordoned off the area. Barricades lined the streets and all civilian traffic was barred. The marching column broke down into two main groups—one at the intersection of Bridge Pearl and Broad streets and the other about Water and Bridge streets. CURLY CLAUS Is the outcome of a Miami Beach, Fla., store Santa's visit to a beautician for the works. Record in Sight as College Campaign Tops $36,000 Brownwood merchants and professional men have already pledged or given $36,485,33 toi the 1968 Howard Payne College sustaining fund. That report was made this morning by B. C. Drinkard, president of Citizens National Bank and chairman for the fund this year, at a report breakfast at Veda Hodge Hall. "We have a number of cards that have not been returned, and it. looks like we should wind up the campaign in a few days," the chairman said. kast year's fund, in which the college received over $53,000, was a record. Drinkard expects that this year's drive will ex- the campaign. "Wt are going to try to wind everything up within the next few days with the exception of those firms who are awaiting an answer from their home offices in other cities," Drinkard said. HPC President Guy D. Newman again expressed the thanks of the college for the work done by the committee, and for the generosity of the community. "Brownwood does more for Howard Payne per capita than any sustaining effort for any college we know'of," he told the committee. "And we at the college are much appreciative. U makes the difference for the ceed *at total by the end of I college financially," he said- Voters Stream to Polls *>rty taxes should jtp sales tax 'ta Huston Aoi ojity de? fate of the to* pro- l Awl §1*9 ndKta) two . tffttor* aod dee4e4 the ma nor ta Anson, Arlington, Balcn Springs, BgMre,. Brownwood, Carrollton, Olebumf, Cockrell Hill, Comean/i, Dglias, DeSoJo, Puncanvjile, Enm 6ules§, Fer* ris, Forest Hjll, Fwl Worth, Grand Prairie, SrapjyJne, 'tiur§t» Hiftctjtlfls, Ir By THE AglSQCfATEB PRESS W Texas wtre Mayer <$rjk, ifonssan and City Cewi9ll that there will »Q property tmj tacrsig for ^popuMiofl, voted ppttpnji one per cent voted Mew&y to reduee PoUttegl observers predicted, § t*pu« toe * *t but J5 «ants m Lancaster, view. MansfieUi, Mc&nuey , *£MR;ipM»kM *»W ' passed. 10 33 Texas to to M^f'ft * Police Quiz Students in Tech Slaying LUBBOCK (AP)-Police questioned hundreds of Texas Tech students today, seeking a clue to the sadistic killer of a cleaning woman found almost decapitated in a blood-spattered laboratory' on the college campus. Co-workers from a six-person custodial team working in a Tech science building went look- Ing for Sarah Alice Morgan, 54, when she failed to join them at' supper and found her body about 8:15 p.m. Monday. Her throat had been slashed and her neck almost severed. A scapel kept in the laboratory for use by student experiments and a bloody four-inch section of a saw blade lay on the floor nearby. Lubbock police and Texas Tech security -officers interviewed students and professors known to have been around the science building, at the time, No one reported hearing any commotion or cries >for help. A professor told police he ajid two coeds saw Mrs; Morgan at about 7 p.m. when she refused them entry to the building basement. In Raid By GEORGE ESPER 1 SAIGON (AP) — Hundreds of Viet Cong rampaged through a South Vietnamese village early today with flamethrowers and grenades, inflicting death and destruction, U.S. officials reported. The U.S. Mission said latest reports indicated that about 20 persons were killed and 30 were wounded in Dak Song, aboul 130 miles northeast of Saigon. First report's had said 300 persons were killed, which would have been the worst terrorist attack reported in the war. But Wilbur Wilson, the assistant director of U.S. civil operations in the area, said later reports indicate this'figure "is much reduced." 20 Dead Wilson said the latest report was about 20 dead and 30 wounded. He said 30 or 40 homes were burned down by the attackers, who were estimated to number about 400 guerrillas. Wilson said he assumed the hamlet was inhabited by Mon- tagnards, the mountain tribes- people who often fight under U.S. direction against the Viet Cong. Dak Song is located In an area along the Cambodian border where there has been a large buildup of North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops in the past few months. U.S. and South Vietnamese forces have had two big battles this month with Communist troops at Loc Ninh and Bu Dop, southwest of Dak Song and also near the Cambodian border. Cong Strategy Wilson said it had not been determined yet from intelligence souces what was behind the attack. But the Viet Cong often raid villages to show that the South Vietnamese government cannot provide complete protection. Dak Song is a "new life" hamlet, which supposedly is sufficiently protected to be free of Viet Cong terrorism. •-'Uknf' 'j. , <.»'"

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