Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on March 29, 1968 · Page 1
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Mi"r\- flic T'ents r I no WHITE ELEPHANTS FOR SALE—A white elephant sale at the National Guard Armory on the Brady Highway Saturday, sponsored by TARS (Teens Aid the Retarded) will begin at 9 a.m. Everything from flashlights to bedspreads in both new and used Items will be for sale. Proceeds will be used to aid the financing of retarded children to a summer camp planned especially for them. Here, looking over a flashlight destined for sale are Barbara Rothe, left, and Rhonda Behrens. The sale will continue until every item is purchased. (Bulletin Staff Photo) DIA Week Events In Closing Stages A program featuring a 73- member group from Weslaco High School in the Brownwood Coliseum • at 7:30 tonight and programs for students attending the high school seminar Saturday at the Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom will wind up the 13th annual Democracy- in-Action Week at Howard Payne College. The Weslaco High School sing-out group which originated with non-credit American Heritage classes, is sponsored by Mrs. Thomas Free, a graduate of HPC. Patriotic Music "The Sing-Out '68" consists of patriotic singing, marching and musical numbers by a combo. Its theme is love of country and enthusiasm for the United States. Fog Blankets Coasf Reg/on By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dense fog hampered travel along most of the Texas coast early today and often extended 50 to 100 miles inland. The murky blanket dropped visibility to zero at Galveston before dawn. Conditions were nearly as bad in other areas from that island city toward Louisiana, Fog developed over much of the area by midevening and hung on through the night. It was mostly cloudy and warm throughout the state, except for clear to' only' partly cloudy skies over the upper Panhandle and extreme West Texas. Weather Bureau observers foresaw no more than slight chances for shower activity although it was expected to stay at least partly cloudy in all sections. As usual, Presidio in far West Texas posted the top temperature with 85 degrees Thursday. Headings elsewhere were mostly in the 70s to lower 80s, ranging down to a high of 66 at GalYeston. Absentee Voting inds Msre T®day is the fjnjl day to cast absentee ballots in the April I municipal ejection to Brownwaod. Ballots may he phtaifled at tike office of the secretary at city Nineteen high . schools are represented at the seminars. Studenls are from Angleton, Corpus Christi Roy Miller, Ben- eavides, Santa Anna, Clear Creek, Crockett, San Marcos Baptist Academy, San Antonio Brackenridge, Abilene, San Saba, Eagle Pass, Gatesville, Lubbock Monterey, Monahans, Alice William Adams, Donna, San Antonio Thomas A. Edison, Beaumont and A&M Consolidated. Frank R. Barnett, who recently co-authored a.: article in the American Legion magazine with 'Frank N. Trager, who served as Thursday night's speaker, spoke to a Mims Auditorium audience Friday morning. Geographic Shield "America has been fortunate because of its geography, which has shielded it from its enemies with the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans," Barnett said. "Of course," he said, "due to technological advances this is no longer true today because crossing the Rio Grande is about like crossing the Atlantic, and moving across Lake Michigan is about like crossing the Pacific." He said that if the statement war is too important to be left to generals, then our civilian populous needs to be more informed on strategy. Barnett pointed out that since the conclusion of World War II in 1945, there have been 45 wars in 23 years, and in recorded history of 7,000 years, there have been 14,000 wars which makes the last "23 years about par for the course." He said Russia is more of a serious threat today than she was in Stalin's time for "Russia continues to follow the script outlined by Lenin." He said peaceful coexistence to us means live and let live, but in Russia it means conquest short of nuclear warfare but endorses other means of causing conflicts such as prop(See DIA on Page 2) License Plate Sales Due Here Saturday Brown County Saturday shoppers who have not as yet purchased their 1968 car licens 5 plates may do so until noon Saturday at the tax assessor- collector's office in the Brown County Courthouse. . Monday is the deadline for driving vehicles with 1967 plates and after midnight Tuesday morning, persons apprehended driving with 1967 plates will be fined. Brownwood Bulletin TEN PAGES tODAY 6R~6wNw6db, TEXAS, FRIDAY MARCH 29, 1968 VOLUME 68 NO. 143 16 Cent* daily, 15 Ciehts Softdaf Patrols Keep Watch on Memphis MEMPHIS, Tenn. (At*) Troop-protected 'firetrucks and stringent police patrols kept guard on Memphis today, but fires flickered sporadically in the wreckage left by a riot which claimed one life. The violence began on historic Scale Street Thursday morning when a march by 6,000 Negroes led by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in support of striking garbage collectors turned into a riot and continued through the day and night despite a tightly enforced curfew. Another possible confrontation between marchers and police was expected today with Negro leaders saying they would stage another march—this one limited to sidewalks like those held almost daily since the city's sani- iation workers struck Feb. 12. Only police, stale trooper and National Guard vehicles moved on the major streets during the night, but the alleys and back streets were alive with youths darling forth to set fires and stone firelrucks. At midnight, a fire department spokesman said 148 fire alarms had been turned in from the downtown area. Later in the morning, a two alarm blaze was reported at a feeed mill, the second blaze there during the highl. Naliohal Guardsmen, riding on Ihe firetrucks, prevented serious interference, however, and firefighters had most of the blazes out in shorl order. A more serious threat was a sniping incident when five shots were fired at police officers stationed at the intersection of Beale Street and Hernando Avenue, the day's main trouble spot. Policemen put on bulletproof vests, and National Guardsmen with sniperscopes moved into the areas. Police elected not to press the search for the. sniper, and no further shots were reported. Thursday's march began as a peaceful demonstration, and both its leaders and police authorities said the violence was the work of a splinter group of Negro youths. frank llolloman, Memphis police director, said the. trouble started when 200 youths separated from the main group and went on a window breaking and looting binge. Police retaliated with clubs and riot gas. N.Viets Say Fill Downed By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) — North Vietnam claimed today that its armed forces had shot down an F111A, ths controversial new U.S. arplane which lasted combat for the first time this week. U.S. aulhorilies had reported earlier one of the $6 million planes was overdue after a mission. The North Vietnamese claim, heard in a Hanoi broadcast monitored in Tokyo, said the supersonic swing-wing aircraft had been "shattered down" Thursday over Ha Tinh Province about 100 miles northwest of the demilitarized zone near the Laos border. No Mention of Chew The broadcast made no mention of the fate of the two-man crew., ...j-.» ,.,;. - ,.....;•» : ..--... Asked about the Hanoi claim, a U.S. spokesman said: "I can't comment on it. I can't confirm or deny it. As far as I'm concerned, a plane is overdue." One senior U.S. military official did not rule out the possibility when asked before the Hanoi announcement whether the plane might have been shot down. "We have no evidence of that at all," he said. "It's a new aircraft. We have no way of knowing yet." Six of the Fills, capable of speeds of more than twice the speed of sound with bomb loads greater than any other U.S. plane except the B52 Stratofor- tress, arrived at Ta Khli air base in Thailand March 17 and a flight of them, presumably four, made their first combat missions Monday. Howard Payne Job to My re E. B. Myre, who has been associated with Baylor University for the past 10 years, has been named dean of students at Howard Payne College, according to HPC president Dr. Guy D. Newman. Myre, who obtained his B. A. and his M,A. from Baylor and who has 21 hours above his masters in the fields of psychology and education, will assume his duties at HPC in June. Presently, he is assistant dean of men at Baylor. A native Texan, Myre, Baptist, is married and has two children, Sherry 13, and Derek, 4. His duties at*Baylor included serving as a director of a men's residence hall and freshman counseling. E, B, MYRE , dean of students srae Roar Over Jordan SCHOOL ST UDY PANEL Report Due Another Look For details of school subcommittee reports, see page 10 today. A potpourri of possible sol- u t i o n s to Brownwood's school facility problems was ladled out to members of the citizens study committee here Thursday night—and the panel promptly voted to take a week to digest the serving. The study committee will meet at 7:15 p.m. next 'Thursday "in" the" "Brownwood" High student center for a final look at the bulky report. AFTER DISCUSSION, it is expected the report will be handed over to the school board. The committee was asked by the board to make a full survey of school facilities and to prepare its recommendations. A full discussion of many of the subjects covered in the report presented Thursday night appears on page 10 of today's edition. Members of the committee were told Thursday night that with present tax valuations the district can legally issue only about $1.75 million in tax bonds to pay for improvements proposed in the report. ERNEST MORRIS, n member of the finance subcommittee, also told the commitlee Ihe district now has about $2 million in bonded indebtedness. Among major suggestions by various sub-committees are abandoning the present North Elementary site and enlarging West Elementary facilities to handle both student bodies, construction of a.new Woodland Heights Elementary School, and at least one new junior high school building. Details of all these proposals are on page 10 of today's edition. Senate Adds Amendment To Tax Bill WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senale wrote into the House- passed excise tax bill today an amendment designed to permit the Democrats and Republicans to sell advertising in program books at their national political conventions. It was one more of a long series of extraneous riders offered to the bill In a week of Senate debate. Advertisers would be permitted to deduct such expenses on their taxes but only under restricted conditions. The amendment was offered by Sen. Thomas H. Kuchel, R- Calif., in behalf of Sen. Everett M. Dirksen, R-I11-, who was absent because of illness. Sen. Russell B. Long, D-La., floor manager for the bill, accepted the amendment, saying he understood it was desired, by both major parties. BROWNWOOD AREA: Partly cloudy and warm through Saturday. Low tonight 56 to 64. High Saturday 74 to 82, Maximum temperature here Thursday 77, overnight low 59. Sunset today 6:50, sunrise Saturday 6: ?4. Panama Back to Normal French Plan Falls Flat at Conference STOCKHOLM (AP) - France has failed to find support at a "rich men's club" conference of 10 nations for an increase in the price of gold and a broad discussion of the world's monetary problems, participants said today. The United States is opposed to both. Michel Debre, President Charles de Gaulle's finance minister, was reported to have begun the closed-door session by making his bid. He said the present system, based on the U.S. dollar for the past quarter century, was in need of a change. It should, he added, be based on an increased price of gold. One participant said that after Debre finished, there was a long pause. Then Karl Schiller, West Germany's minister of economics, disagreed, politely. How much should the increase be, he asked, should it be 100 per cent? He suggested that so would cause dis- world's financial large a hike quiet in the system. This difference between the two leading members of the European Common Market was the chief feature of the opening session. Henry H. Fowler, U.S. secretary of the Treasury, pointed out that the purpose of the conference was to complete work on a new form of international money. Debre, Schiller and Emilio Colombo, Italy's treasury minister, had all said something must be done to bring U.S. international payments into balance. Fowler said the United States is making every effort to do so. But he added that the new form of international money, sometimes called "paper gold," had nothing to do with this. The amount the United States would get would only be a small part of its deficit. Jordanian Artillery Plastered By ED BLANCHE Associated Press Writer TEL AVIV (AP)—Israeli jets, screaming over Jordan for the second time in two weeks, dive-bombed artillery nests today while big gun and mortar battles spread 65 miles along the Jordan River from Galiee to ancient Jericho on the Dead Sea, an army spokesman said. Jordan claimed it shot down four French-made Israeli fighter-bombers and ' destroyed tanks, armored cars and artillery emplacement in four hours of fighting. Thre^ of the planes crashed into Israeli territory, the Jordanian dispatch said. AP correspondent Stanley Bonnett reported from Jordan's capital that authorities said the attack was timed to underscore a new U.S.-Jordan arms agreement that will add 16 F104 Star- fighters to King Hussein's air force. Army communiques broadcast by Amman radio made no mention of hand-to-hand fighting such as that eight days ago when Israeli troops, 15,000^ strong by Arab estimate, invaded Jordan to wipe out terrorist staging bases. There was no immediate report of casualties from either side. A guerrilla mine blast that killed four Israelis and wounded an American volunteer preceded the Jordanian machine-gun and artillery attacks that led to the jet raid, the Israelis said. The Jordanian army claimed tiie Israelis opened fire first with mortars and field guns on the village of Um Kais, then later hit Karameh, the site of a main Al Fatah guerrilla staging (See ISRAEL on Page 2) By ROBERT BERRELLEJS PANAMA (AP) - Normality returned tp this politically torn capital this morning following wild rioting Thursday night that left two dead and at least 16 persons injured. Stores that shuttered, down quickly at the first signs of trouble reopened and traffic throughout the city seemed, normal. The opposition has been trying to get a general strike started against the government. A national guardsman shot and killed a looter and the second victim, djed, Jn, gt)U .Ujicjegr circumstances. Guard patrols were out in large numbers in the business district. The commander of the guard, Brig. Gen. Bolivar Vallarino, said in a communique today his troops would act vigorously, with ''all means at their disposal," to put down any new disturbances. He blamed Thursday night's rioting on "unscrupulous politicians," without making any specific reference to perr sons or organizations. The main elements in Panama's trouble are two claimants to the grg5id.gn.cvj tional guard and a decisive Su. preme Court session starting Monday. Thursday night's rioting followed a silent protest by 2,000 women. The women's "march of mourning" protested the arrests of opposition party members in the presidential crisis. Jt led to rioting and looting. National j guard troops broke up the fray with tear gas and shots fired, in j the air. The protest turned disorderly when the women's procession, joined by several thousand men t\vs policemen. The crowd jeered and stoned them. The two pc* licernen were injured and two other persons were hospitalized with bullet wounds. For the moment the 4,QQO-man national guard, the country's sole armed force, remains in effective control in this tiny land linking the Americas. The guard backs Marco A. Robles, the president deposed last Sunday by the National Assembly. So far the troops have prevented the president appointed by the assembly, Max pelYaiie, from DUAL PRESIDENCY tyiiti in Par* am§ whtrt Hut Natiertil Aiitmbly impeached President Mairc<? Rebiii §nj} nimtd Mfx Qfivijlf tp tht «ft fi$f. RpbU* rtfyftd ^ recognize tht Afifmbly'i decision and tht National 6utrd It kicking him,

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