Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on March 31, 1968 · Page 1
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Mcrcflln Center Inc. PO Box 45436 • Dallas Tex ?5235 fffiOWNWOOB AftfiA: Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy and cooler tonight and Monday. High today in 70s, low tonight in 50s. Maximum temperature here Saturday 75. Sunset today 6:52, sunrise Monday 6:21. Brownwood Bulletin INTERMITTENT SHOWERS. WRTY-SIX PAGES TODAY IROWNW666, fEXAS, SUNDAY, AAAftfiH 31, 1$6§V6LUME 68 NO. 144 10 Daily, 15 Cerih Suftday Four Positions of Stake in City Election Brownwood voters will elect ft new mayor Tuesday, as well as choosing two city councilmen and a police chief. The usual five city polling places will be open from 8 a.m. to f p.m. to registered voters who live inside the city limits. All four races are contested, with voters having two candidates seeking each post. And there is a current city official in each race although Mayor VV. C. Monroe is not running for re-election. The candidates, in the order their names will appear on the ballot, include Dr. A. L. Tarlton and Truman Harlow for mayor; E. W. Allen and W. B. D o ft a h o o for police chief; 0. C. Jarvis and P a t Fatten Davidson for Ward 1 city council; and Bob ftiley and Frank Dibrell for Ward 4 city council. Harlow is currently the Ward 3 city councilman and mayor pro tern, while Donahoo, Jarvis and Dibrell currently hold the offices for which they are candidates. If Harlow is elected mayor, he would then have to resign his council post and a new member appointed by the remaining councilmen. Tarlton, a local chiroprac- tor, first moved here from Oklahoma City in 1945 and has lived here continuously since 1960. He is a past president of Brownwood Jaycees and is past president and vice president of Dist. 7, Texas State Chiropractic Assn. of which he is now secretary-treasurer. He is a member of several professional organizations and formerly worked with Douglas LTV corporations in manpower loads, forecasting, planning, research and development. His wife, the former Wilma Ramsey, is a registered nurse and both are avid hunters and fishermen. Harlow was first appointed to the city in 1958 to fill an unexpired term and has since been elected to five two-year terms. He has served as mayor pro tern for several years and has presided over council meetings during much of Mayer Monroe's recent illness. He owns and operates a wholesale fruit and vegetable firm here and is a former president of Brownwood Ki- wains Club. He is also a Shriner. Allen, a lifetime Brownwood resident who is currently in the maintenance department at Howard Payne College, is a former patrolman for the Brownwood Police Dept. He is a veteran of World War II naval service in the South Pacific. He and his wife, the former Mary Orr, have two children. Donahoo was first elected chief of police in 1964, and has been in law enforcement since 1955. He joined Brown- \vood Police Dept. in 1955 after his discharge from the Marine Corps. He later was with Midland Police Dept., where he became a sergeant, and then was a Brown County deputy sheriff. (See ELECTION on Page 2A) W, B. DONAHOO ... for police chief E. W. ALLEN . for police chief Tax Invades City Monday The city sales tax comes to Brownwood Monday — meaning consumers will pay 3 per cent instead of the present 2 per cent levy on taxable items. The municipal sales tax covers only items which have already been subject to the state saJes tax, with no new items included. It simply means that beginning Monday, purchase of a"•'$! item subject to the sales tax will carry a 3-cent tax instead of a 2-cent tax. 'Among major items exempt sales tax are groceries, prescription medicine, machinery, cigarettes, gasoline and alcoholic beverages. Brownwood voters approved the city sales tax last Dec. 5 by a margin of about 7 to 1— 1,444 votes for the tax and only 231 against it. New Fiscal Year The beginning of a city sales tax coincides with the beginning of a new city fiscal year, and is expected to bring about $120,000 into municipal coffers during the first year. A portion of the money has already been earmarked for a pay raise for city employes, scheduled to take effect Oct. 1. A street improvement project De Leon Honors James Perkins DE LEON (BBC) — James Perkins, superintendent of schools in De Leon, was named man of the year at the annual chamber of commerce banquet here Saturday. Perkins, formerly of Brownwood, is active in Boy Scouting, is a Royal Ambassador leader of the Baptist church, a member of the local Lions Club and a Mason. Speaker for the program was Paul Marable, manager of the Waco Chamber of Commerce. The subject of his talk was "Pace and Changing Time." JAMES PERKINS , , mm of the year Beginning Monday, the total tax cost including both city and slate levies will be: Amt. of S»l« Tax .17 through ,4» 01 .50 through .83 07 .Si through 1.U 03 1.17 through l.« W 1.50 through 1.83 05 1.84 through 2.14 M 2.17 through 2.« 07 2.50 through 2.83 08 2.84 through 3.16 V) 3.17 through 3.49 10 3.50 through 3.83 11 3.84 through 4.K 12 .4.17 through 4.49 13 4.50 through 4.83 14 4.84 through 5.14 15 5.17 through 5.49 16 5.50 through 5.83 17 5.84 through 6.16 18 6.17 through 6.49 19 6.50 through 6.83 20 4.84 through 7.16 21 7.17 through 7.49 22 7.50 through 7.83 23 7.8X through 8.16 24 8.17 through 8.49 25 8.50 through 8.83 26 8.84 through 9.16 27 9.17 through 9.49 28 9.50 through 9.83 29 9.84 through 10.14 30 To figure tax on ANY amount OVER $10.14, take 30c (or each $10.00 of sale and add tax from this schedule. is expected to take another big share of the proceeds this year. The city sales tax will be collected by the state comptroller's olfice at the same time and in the same manner as the state sales tax. Pay to State Merchants will remit the entire 3 per cent to the state office, with the comptroller to refund the 1 per cent back to the City of Brownwood after a service fee has been deducted. But although the city sales tax goes into effect Monday, it will be September or October before the city actually gets any of the money. City merchants will not make the first reports under the new system until July since sales tax reports will continue to be on a quarterly basis, TRUMAN HARLOW ... for mayor DR. A. L. TARLTON . , . for mayor Johnson Vietnam Strategy WASHINGTON (AP) - Presi-, dent Johnson disclosed Saturday I he intends to tell the nation Sunday night that there will be an increase in troops and spending for the Vietnam war—but not of the dimensions that have been the center of speculation. Johnson said also that "there 0. C. JARVIS . . . Ward 1 PAT FARREN DAVIDSON . . . Ward 1 FRANK DIBRELL . . . Ward 4 AREA ELECTIONS Spotlight on Mayor Races Three mayors will be elected when Mid-Texas residents cast their votes in city elections Tuesday. Seeking re-election to the District Lions Convention Sforfs 2-Day Run Friday Members of Lions clubs in District 2A-1 will begin invading the city Friday for their annual convention. Sites of the two-day meeting will include the Riverside Motor Hotel, the Browntowner Motor Inn and the Brownwood Coliseum. A banquet and queens' coronation will highlight acitvities on Friday. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Brownwood Coliseum with Lions and their wives expected to attend. The queen contest and coronation will begin at 7:15 p.m. For this portion of the program, doors will be open for the public and persons may view the contest and coronation free of charge, "Parade of the Flags," 5 I demonstration by the Comanche Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America, will also be included on the program. The 76 flags will represent countries in which Lion clubs are located. Headquarters for queens and chaperones will be the Brown\owner, and first activity for queens will be lunch at 12:30 p. m. at the Browntowner. Here, the 40 expected candidates will meet the judges for the first time. The girls represent Lions clubs in the elites throughout District 2A-1. The winner, who will be queen of District 2A-1, will remain through Saturday's activities and be a guest at the luncheon and Governor's bam quet Saturday night, Second F111 Down SAIGON (AP) - A second of tjje six new U.S. FlU-A jets that entered the Vietnam war less than a week ago has crashed, the Air Force reported Sunday. Its two crewmen were rescued. The pentagon in Washington sijd the plane crashed Saturday in Thailand—indicating it ran jto mechanical trouble rather than enemy gunfire. The places gre ba.sed in Thailand. The first of the ?6 million supersonic, swing'Wing fighter- bombers vanished Thursday. North Vietnam claimed, its forces §h,Qt it dswn, U.S. offr Piajs have said only that the plane end its crewmen are missing. In its announcement of the loss of the second plane, the Air Force here said: "A second FUl'A crashed in Southeast Asia yesterday after an in-flight emergency. The two crewmen have been rescued." The term "in-flight emergency" also suggested mechanical trouble. The Fills first went into combat over North Vietnam—mainly in the Southern Panhandle area—just last Monday. They are based at Ta KWi air base, 100 miles north of Bangkok., Thailand's capital. So far as is known QOJIB j? in South Vietnam itself. The Fills arrived in Thailand from Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada March 17. The loss of two of the jets, packed witlj highly sophistical ed electronic guiding gear, comes as a sharp blow to the Air Force and could cause the grounding of the other four in Thailand at least temporarily. A Pentagon spokesman said the Air Force is sending a flight safety team to aid in the invest gation of the crash. The Fills are the inost advanced warpiane in fc? U-S- arsenal mayor's post at San Saba is H. D. Chadwick. A. R. Whisenhunt is a candidate for mayor at Mullin, and John Rudder (reelection) and Aubrey Davee are seeking the mayor's post at Brady. Comanche, Brady and Early city election date has been changed from the usual April 2 date to April 6 in order to abide by a state law passed by the 60th Legislature, setting general law city elections on the same date as school district trustee elections. The prospects: BRADY—In Brady's city election, incumbent mayor John Rudder will be opposed by Aubrey Davee. Place No. 1 on the city council, being vacated by Jim Harkrider, has drawn three candidates — Richard ' Garey, Leycester Moore and Jamie Williamson. In Place No. 2 incumbent James King will be opposed by Oldis Cox. COLEMAN - Six candidates, including one incumbent, are seeking two posts on the Coleman City Council. Seeking .the north, ward post on the council are Ralph Elkin, Elvin Whitfield, Herbert Wood and James Hunter. In the race for the south ward position are incumbent Herman Garlington and Ray Don Johnson. COMANCHE--Candidates for the three council places at Comanche are Roy Turner, incumbent; Dr. Dan Mims, now serv- (See AREA on Page 2A) is not anything to announce at this time" about another bombing pause. It was a news conference question about his thinking on the possibility of such a pause that Johnson used as a launching pad for announcing he plans to speak to the country by radio and television from his office at 9 p.m. EST Sunday. "I will at that time," he said, "discuss troop speculations that have taken place, what our plans are, and what information we have that we are able to talk about now. I will also talk about other questions of some 'importance." Reviews "It will be more or less a report on the reviews which have taken place, together with an announcement of some actions that we are taking." At that time, Johnson said, he would try to have an estimate of what he called the substantial cost of increases for Vietnam in items like helicopters, parts, guns, ammunition and other things flowing from needs that developed after the Tet offensive in January. Going on from there to speak of supplies as well as the additional troop commitments, Johnson said: "I would say they will involve a few billion dollars, but not anything like the $10 billion to $20 billion that I have seen and heard people use. It will not be anything like the hundreds of thousand call-up and deployments that have been speculated upon in the press." 206,000 Troops Some published reports have spoken of requests by the military for boosting U,S. military strength in Vietnam by as much as 206,000 and calling up as many as 500,000 reserves. Johnson gave no specifics as to what he will say about the 5= S | Shop Bang-Up | | Pre-Easter Buys | n = i In Brownwood I war in general, but indications in official quarters are that the review stemming from the Tet offensive will not result in any broad changes in military strategy. Wind, Rain, Hail Hammer Texas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Spring's customary turbulence sprang up in West Texas Saturday night with softball-sized hail, damaging wind and torrential rains. Severe thunderstorms roamed West Texas and some isolated sections of the Red River Country during the night. Some damage was reported to the airport at Knox City in a; windy storm that blew down'hangars during the evening. Temperatures remained hot throughout the nighttime hours. Congressional sources have estimated that Johnsot\will ask for an emergency appropriation of about $3.3 bill'on to prosecute the war during the remainder of the fiscal year ending June 30. Military sources said that the plan which appeared t> be hardening on Friday contemplated the shipment of between 28,000 and 32,000 more men. This would include some 23,000 more Army troops, plus several thousand more airmen and Navy men, it was said. The author- hed strength in Vietnam now is 525,000. The Johnson speech Sunday would have followed by 2Vi hours a radio talk on the CBS network in which Republican presidential candidate Richard M, Nixon had planned to outline his views on •Vietnam. Nixon promptly canceled after word of Johnson'i speaking plans came out, • A. C. Henley Heads County's UF Drive A. C. Henley has been named chairman of the Brown County United Fund campaign for 1968, it was announced Saturday by Mrs. J. R. Beadel, UF President. Also announced Saturday were apointments to two committees for the 1968 drive. W. M. Streckert was named chairman of the budget and admissions committee and Al Wilks was named publicity committee chairman. Members of the budget committee with Streckert include Bruno Loewen, Leo Miller, Dr. J. L. Morris, Brayton Smith, Rio Cox and I. F. jBay*. Named to the pulfficity committee with Wims were Norman Fisher, Ken Schulze, Pat Davidson and W. T. Hays. Henley, president of the First State Bank of Bangs, headed the Bangs division of the 1967 UF drive. He is a past president of Brownwood Lions Club and of West Texas A. C. HENLEY . , . drive chairman National Assn. of Bank audi» tors. He is a former treasurer of the Brownwood Salvation Army unit and in 1965 was chairman of the sustaining fund drive for Howard Payne College. He has also worked with the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the Red Cross. WQRK BCKJMINQ^Itrtfr wtithtr hit helped werk* Inytd work, which n«w ittndi ib&ri 9 1 /? wttki mtn mevt f«ttr «n ssnitrwstitn *t thi Irgwnwesd hind tchtdult* (Uyllttm §tsff Phete) Csmmynity H9$j?ttaf. Btft ?entinyfd rjinf HJYI d|* Work on Hospital Picks Up Steam The return of better weathei has helped pick up the tempo of construction on the Brown' wood Community Hospital der spite the loss of about a week of \$erk this month because of rain. But construction is still about 3'/-i weeks behind schedule be* cause of one of the wettest late* winter seasons in the commun* ity's history. Workers expect to pour the last main floor slab in about one or two weeks—depending on how favorable the weather is. When that slab is poured, workers will be ready to begin work on the second floor level. Construction has also started on the mechanical building that is adjacent to the main structure. It will house the boiler and, emergency power generator |pj»

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