Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on July 13, 1969 · Page 1
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Brownwood, Texas
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M 5 <"; ro Jf 1 nt ,- r I n c . .,•2";"' G'ifeJSy ' ....... Long Supports Surtax Extension ,.. Comes Tumbling Down By GEOftGfc ftUNofc Bulletin Staff Writef Birds won't be able to claim My Motel as home for much longer. the simple, red brick structure with its termite infested inner framework is on its way down. And the birds will have to find a new place to roost. Although it hasn't had regular boarders in many months, a mattress and blanket carefully placed on Ihe lloor in a third story room suggest a transient has been sleeping there recently- NOTHING OF value remains "It has been searched so much in the past," said Jimmy Platter of Herman Bennett Co.. which is razing the hotel and other buildings in the block recently purchased by First National Bank. j "We've been looking but so i far all we've found is five pennies," Platter added with a smile. I "The oldest thing we have ! found is a newspaper dated : April 1951," Platter said. Overlooked on an upstairs floor by the wrecking crew was a 1951 . calendar. ! Typed on the back of the 5V*- ' inch by 5 3 4- inch calendar are 10 rules and regulations for the | Main Hotel, predecessor name | of the hotel. The regulations dealt mostly with routine things including rates, fire, noise and j pels. i MOST INTERESTING of the rules vowed: "Baggage or wearing apparel left for storage will receive careful attention at the owner's risk." Of course, the rule that doubt- less has been most encouraging to the birds is that "no dogs or cats are allowed in the room." Built in the late 1920s, the 34-room hotel was opened as (he Hayes Hotel by Fred Hayes who had managed the old Baker Hotel before that. Hayes didn't have it long before the depression forced him to sell. In ensuing years Dr. H. L. Locker owned the hotel and gave it to Howard Payne and Daniel Baker colleges as a gift in 1953. It was valued at $100,000 at that time. But in I9fil trustees of the two (Sec HOTEL on Page 4A) By JOE HALL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON <AP) - Chair- j man Russell B. Long. D-La., of the Senate Finance Committee! said Saturday a swift extension j ! of the 10 per cent surtax must > I lake precedence at this time, 1 over comprehensive tax reform.> i In what appeared to be a re-! I versal of position. Long said the House-passed surtax extension : should be cleared before the end ol July if possible and no later , than the congressional summer recess Aug. 13. I Long called his statement explanatory and to correct misun- derstanding of the position of the Finance Committee and ils members. "The efforts to achieve tax reform should not be so sweeping of comprehensive as to obscure the need to balance the budget and stabilize the economy." Long said. "In other words, the bill should not be so mired down in endless controversy that it fails to pass before the August recess." Earlier. Long had invited all senators to submit by July 18 any reform amendments they wanted considered on the surtax bill. Saturday, he said no sena- , tor had yet insisted that any reform amendment be considered as part of the surtax extension. Several Democratic senators were known to be preparing re- j form amendments. 1 Long said the Finance Corn-' mittee "should correct such in- i equities as witnesses before the i Committee and members of the j committee staff have uncovered j to assure tax uniformity and fairness in the repeal of the tax . credit." i The bill, he said, already contains some meaningful lax re- fotms. He said his suggested course of aclibn did not foreclose others. "this dots suggest," he said, i "that the idea of a full arid corn- j prehensive overhaul of the In- i tefnal Revenue Code should! await the many months of study j thai such a task requires if il is' to be done in a thorough and thoughtful fashion." Long said the political divi- control of the White House and the Democrats in control of Con-: gress, made it "more important j second tax bill as the vehicle for' tax reform. than ever thai members 61 sides of the aisle should be fg* sponsible in providing the iPit§f» dent with the fevefiue hi ffeedJ to sustain government aftd thi support he needs to defend tli§ nation." Sen. John J. Williams, &M« senior republican eft the Fl* nance Committee^ said ifl afl in> terview Saturday he is hopeful of bringing a committee iftajoti* ty around to his view that speedy action should be given td the surtax extension and that it would be better to wait for t i Brow n w ood Bu lletin THIRTY TWO PAGES~TODAY~ BROWNWOOD, TEXAS, SUNDAY, JULY 13, 1969 VOL. 69 NO. 232 10 Cents Doily 15 Cents Sunday News Briefs Acceptance Due On New Hospital Final inspections on the Brown- house at the new hospital are wood Community Hospital have, scheduled for 2 p.m. next Sun- been completed and the building i day. nSing Sday nighTMaurice j l ° the uh ° Dspi ^ Saturda y. . Shaw, administrator, said Satur-i Kasch Brothers, Inc. of Big day. Dedication services and open j building. i Spring is contractor for the HPC Registration Monday A variety of courses will be offered during the second summer term at Howard Payne College. Registration will be held Monday from 8:30 a.m. till noon. Classes start Tuesday. Workshops to be held include, a science workshop, July 14-25, j directed by Dr. F. B. Porter; i and aerospace education, July 28-Aug. 8, directed by Dr. John L. Beard. Surtax Alternative Proposed WASHINGTON (AP) - An al ternative to the surtax in which payments would be returned to the taxpayer when economic conditions permit was proposed Saturday by Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez, D-Tex. Under the plan, outlined by Gonzalez in a statement, each taxpayer would pay an amount equal to the present surtax into a trust fund. "When inflationary pressures ease, or economic conditions improve," said Gonzalez, "the money would be returned to the taxpayer in the form of a tax credit or a cash payment, but in no case would the fund keep any yone's money for more than five years." Gonzalez, who calls his proposal NEST for National Economic Stability Trust, said it would accomplish the same purpose as the surtax by taking money out of circulation. The government would thus have a flexible method of controlling inflationary pressures, he said. Gonzalez said contributions to the NEST fund would be called for oniy when there was a seri ous threat of inflation. Dow, Unions Agree on Contracts FREEPORT, Tex. (AP) — Unions and management of Dow Chemical Co. and Ethyl Dow reached agreements Saturday on three-year contracts for the 3 r 611 union workers. The accords provide for wage increases of 37 to 45 cents an hour spread over the first two years, and a reopening of the contract wage talks in the third year. The main issue, however, had been working conditions. The old contract expired June 16 and the men of the nine craft unions have worked since without' a contract. No trouble re- suited. The craft unions previously rejected two company proposals. j Those ratified Saturday were recommended for approval by union negotiators. Grand Adventure Astros Rest For Journey HOTEL COMING DOWN — Workmen recently with Herman Bennett Co. have begun Bank, to tear down the old My Hotel building purchased by First National (Bulletin Photo) By BEN FUNK Associated Press Writer CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) — Trained to a fine pitch, the Apollo 11 astronauts tapered off Saturday in rehearsals for the grand adventure—the July 20 landing on the moon. After a brief Saturday session in a simulator, practicing the critical phases of the landing and take off from the lunar surface, Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. planned to spend Sunday lounging around the astronaut quarters. "We don't want to launch a tired crew," said Dr. Charles A. Berry, personal physician of the spacemen who has maintained a microscopic watch on their health throughout a long and exacting training program. Concern for the physical condition of the men chosen for the first exploration of another celestial body has been so great that President Nixon canceled plans to eat with them the night before Wednesday's launch, for fear they might pick up germs i from him. ! Before calling it quits Satur- i day, Armstrong took a helicop- ter up and hovered over Patrick Air Force Base as the lunar module—LM—will hover in the search for a safe landing spot on the moon. Collins zipped across south Florida and back in a T38 Jet trainer. "It's a difficult schedule these guys have gone through," Berry * * No Russian To See Shot CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) — Ambassador Anatoly F. Dobrynin of Russia has turned down America's invitation to watch next week's Apollo 11 moon launching, the space agency said Saturday. The refusal keeps intact a record of neither Russia nor the United States having officially witnessed each other's space shots. The Russians originally sent an acceptance. But in Washington, the Russian Embassy said Dobrynin had been out of the country for more than a month and is not expected back. H said also that no other Russian planned to attend. said, but they made It with flying colors. The physician pronounced them in fine shape, "really looking good." The countdown on the mas- j sive Saturn 5 booster rocket and ! the spacecraft perched atop it ticked off flawlessly toward Wednesday's scheduled blastoff. j Only a few minor problems had I developed. j Test equipment was discon- ! nected from the spaceship and I Ihe lunar landing vehicle, pre! paratory to bringing them to a 1 flight-ready condition, i Before an expected million ; visitors jamming the beaches, I roadsides and waterways of this space center—and a huge ; around-the-world audience on ! television—the Saturn is scheduled" to go off the pad at 9:32 i a.m., launching the astronauts ; on the glamorous mission for which the nation has prepared I for eight years. Five days later, if all the new and dangerous maneuvers of ; the landing mission are carried out successfully, the world will ; see on television Armstrong ! plant the first human footprint in the gray dust of the lunar (See ASTRONAUTS on Page 2A) Apollo 'Circus'-Biggest Moon Show-to Draw Million By HARRY F. ROSENTHAL Associated Press Writer CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) — Step right up, folks. See the first wonder of the moon, big Saturn and her command module. Watch her blast away in a hellish inferno and gracefully soar into the sky. Be one of the million people watching her go. Swelter in 90- plus heat, be aggravated by traffic jams, separated from money by the locals, bitten by mosquitoes. It'll get you three Incomparable minutes of thrill. It's the Apollo "circus" in town with the biggest act yel: man's first launch to the moon's surface. For a $1.50 you can buy a phony certificate on pseudop- archment in simulated Old English lettering attesting to the fact you were here on launch day, July 16. It's conveniently unsigned so you can buy a pseudo space pen for $2.95 a'nd fill in your own hero. You can pay ?65 a night for an apartment that barely brings that much a month at any other time. Or you can get a place to sleep—maybe—for $10 a night in an apartment-become-dormitory. One enterprising state auto inspector leased two miles of roadside from orange growers and he'll charge two bucks a head to let people stand there and look at the sky. There are 5,000 very important people who will be looked Military Pressure Easing? Enemy Rocket Lands At Processing Center after by the space agency, given transportation by bus and bleacher seats at the site. There are 5,000 lesser very important people who also will get out to the site and see the shot. And there are a sizable number of very very important people, like 100 or so ambassadors, 250 congressmen, 30 senators and Cabinet members, and the 50 or 60 people Vice President Spiro T. Agnew has invited per- sonally. The VV1PS are distinguished by the fact that their bleacher seats are assigned. That leaves the million or so people that somebody—nobody knows who—is predicting will be here. If they actually come—as "predicted"—in 350,000 cars, Brevard County will run out of roads. Even lined up bumper to bumper there wouldn't be room for that many cars. Mansfield Sees This as Key to Viet Lull WASHINGTON (AP) ~ Senate Democratic Deader Mike Mansfield said Saturday he be- i Jieyes President Nixon has quietly ordered a reduction of military pressure in Vietnam as part of an effort to move the Paris peace talks off dead center. The Montana senator said in Orientation Set At New Hospital An orientation meeting and t^ur of the new hospital for of- j fipers, committee chairmen and ] co-chairmen of the Women's' Auxiliary to the Brownwood i 0<ynmunlty Hospital is schedul-1 ed for Tuesday at 10 a.m,, ac-j lading to Mrs, J. ft, Beadel,; auxiliary president. ,; Orientation meetings awj tours Of (he hospital will be held gt 10 a.m., ? p.m. and 7:30 p,m. on Wednesday, Thursday! . and Friday for the entire auxil- > ja/y membership. AU members are expected, to itlend at least one of pestjn$s at (he hospital. an interview he bases this conclusion on the current lull in fighting and on evidence thati the search-and-destroy missions i inaugurated by the Johnson ad-! ministration and continued by; Nixon have been restricted, ifi not eliminated, Mansfield and his assistant, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-, Mass., have criticized the Nixon administration for keeping military pressure at a high level. They have contended this serves to feed doubts within the Viet Cong and in Hanoi that the United States is seriously trying to end the fighting. The Democratic leader sup. ported Nixon's contention in a Friday stutement that Sowh Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu's proposal for free elections "should open the way at last for rapid settlement" of the war. But he said this is only part of a pattern of moves that must be made in Saigon and Washington "to get the negotiations in Paris off dead centw-^fld, J mean dead center-'* "The lull in fighting {n. the test Ihree wfto, pjujf the reduction in U.S. search-and-destroy missions ought to be helpful in getting realistic negotiations under way in Paris," he said. "It should speed up the withdrawal of more American troops. Sen. Milton R. Young, R-N.D., a member of the select committee which gets intelligence reports from the CIA, said in a separate interview that if there is any change in military policy it evidently is being kept secret. He said there had been no mention of Vietnam in the meetings of Republican leaders with Nixon in the last two weeks. Chairman J. W. Fulbright, D- ', Ark., of the Senate Foreign Relations committee has given cautious praise to Thieu's statements as "the most forthcoming he has made so far." BKQWNWQOP AREA: Fair and hot today and Monday, today 103, Low tonight 78. jn temperature here 102- Sunset tonight sunrise Monday 6:34. By RICHARD PYLE i Associated Press Writer ! SAIGON (AP) - An enemy rocket blasted a U.S. 9th Division center processing t-x>ops to • be returned home, killing two : and wounded 21, the U.S. Com- ! i mand said Saturday. Of the cas- ! ualties, one of the dead and sev- | en of the wounded were ticketed ! j to leave Vietnam, ; ! Tfie command reported the | rocket exploded Thursday near! the center of Dong Tarn, in the ; Mekong Delta south of Saigon. l The 800-man 4th Battalion, 1 47th Infantry of the 9th Division ! will fly to the United States Sun-! day. It is the second 9th Divi-i sion battalion to leave under 1 President Nixon's order with-! drawing 25,000 men by the end i of August. The 3rd Battalion,! 60th Regiment arrived in Ft. i Lewis, Wash,, Tuesday. I Units of the 9th Marine Regi- 1 mental Landing Team were^ gathering at Quang Tri in the! north ready to travel to tne big j base at Da Nang to board ship 1 for Okinawa. | An advance party already is, in Okinawa preparing for the arrival of the regiment, which consists of 8.000 troops including supporting units. The exact time of the Marines' departure is secret for se-; curity reasons, since the enemy frequently has shelled Da Nang. But unless delayed by a typhoon Hearing the coast, they are expected to be out of Vietnam, within a few days. j The withdrawals of the 9th Division and the Marines involve 10,000 men. The U.S. Command said it may beat by several ; weeks the August deadline for withdrawing the 25,000 troops. > While the battlefield lull con- ', tinued, North Vietnamese regu-' Jars and Viet Cong guerrillas are on the move in strength in i what may be the prelude to another major attack on tliei much-battered provincial capi-! tal of Tay Ninh, U.S. military sources said- Clashes in the area have in- 1 creased in recent days. Ameri-; can units have increase4 patrols ENEMY on Page ?A) ! Longview Loss New Miss Texas FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) Dana Doweil, Miss Longview, a stunning dark-haired beauty with a yen for the drums, was selected from 63 contestants Saturday night as the new Miss Texas. As the stale's first lady of beauty. Miss Doweil will represent Texas in September at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. Mary Ann l-ong, 22, Miss Gatesville, was named first runnerup. Phyllis George, 20, Miss Denton, the only double winner in the preliminaries, was named second runnerup. Dianna McClain, Miss East Texas State University, wasi named third runnerup, and Pam! Cain, Miss While Settlement, the i fourth runnerup. 1 The other five semifinalists! were Ruth Ledbetter, Miss Con-1 roe; PhylUs Bisch, Miss Fortj Worth; Marcia McEntyre, Miss j West Texas; Jeanne Jojaes, Miss Dallas, and Mary White, Miss Winnsbaro. Priest Will Issue 'White Manifesto' I By BENNET BOLTON ! AP Religion Writer ; DENVER (AP) - The Rev. | Malcolm Boyd, a maverick : Episcopal priest and best-selling I author, said he was going to is! sue a "white manifesto" Sunday I in response to James Forman's j "black manifesto." I Boyd, a 41-year-old pacifist, i spoke of his document Saturday ! after breaking the Lutheran ' Church-Missouri Synod's rule ! against nonmembers of the syn- 1 od taking communion. The syn- i od opened its biennial convention here Saturday. Boyd, author of "Are You i Running With Me, Jesus," said | his manifesUn-which he : said j would be issued at an intertaHh \ service here Sunday-rrwouli be; more supplementary than con-! tradictory in answering For-! man's manifesto. Forman proclaimed his mani-! festo April 27 in Detroit and ever since has been pressing re- j ligioys organijations for 1500 j million in reparations for al-1 }eg«l past Injustice! 1 American Negroes. ; Boyd, who once had a night club act in San Francisco's Hungry 1 club, broke the communion rule at the urging of a group of young Lutheran liberals who are criticizing the synod for , what they say is its failure to ! lake a Christian stand on current issues such as Vietnam and racism. Known for his work with an- tiracjst and pacifist groups, Boyd said in a statement that i the synod's closed denornina- i tional communion reflects a rer | ligious status quo. i "We are determined to crass | together all the lines that yer* bally separate us-^political, ra> cial, national a«d also religious," said Boyd in his state, ment for the Lutheran Action Committee (LAC), a liberal group formed in J963. LAC has members from the Missouri Syrmd., the American Lutheran Church and the L,u- theran Church oC America as well as from other Prote$t«j| denomination*,

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