War Stays the Same Despite Debate by U.S. Candidates fey THfc ASSOCIATED PttESS Presidential political campaigning provided a kind of "Great t>ebate' ! on the issue of Vietnam this week while the war itself, despite changes, remained basically t'n€ same. President Johnson, as a non- campaigning campaigner for reelection, told a cheering labor audience in Washington that his administration has built mighty foundations for American society and "we are not going to sit by and let them be torn down in a partisan political election year." Johnson said he would fight off election year political att. 1 cks and continue building a belter society for all Americans, while standing firm on Vietnam. The President's Vietnam policy and his call for wartime unity at home got solid support from former President DwSght Eisenhower, who rebuked the militant peace groups. In a Reader's Digest article, Eisenhower said he will not personally support "any peace-at-any- price candidate who advocates capitulation and the abandonment of South Vietnam." Sen. Robert Kennedy, in his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, said that the Viet Cong, despite "brutal acts of terrorism," must be granted a role in Vietnam's political life if the war is to be settled. Kennedy also announced his entry into the presidential pri- m&ry in Indiana May 7, setting up a three-way battle, opposing rival candidate Sen. Eugene McCarthy, and Gov. Roger Branigin, a. Johnson stand-in. Sen. McCarthy, campaigning on ' a basic anti-Vietnam war platform, carried his message to even more college campuses during the week, preparing for Wisconsin's presidential primary April 2. The Minnesota senator has spoken at colleges from Maine to Wisconsin, appealing to the youthful students on the campusto, where, he says, "the issue was raised really," referring to the opposition to Vietnam. On the Republican side, former Vice President Richard Nixon called on Wisconsin voters to vote Republican in next week's primary if they are dissatisfied with the Johnson administration. Nixon, who is running for the GOP presidential nomination virtually unopposed, sounded the call amid warnings by his aides that a heavy Republican crossover vote is possible into the Democratic primary, where Johnson is matched with McCarthy. Republican Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, meanwhile, was chosen as New York State's favorite son GOP presidents? I candidate, in the first step in the state organization's attempt to create a draft of the governor. There were changes in the Vietnam war effort and indications other changes were under consideration. There was a change of commanders, with Gen. Leonard F. Chapman Jr. named the new Marine commandant, and Gen. William C. Westmoreland shifted as commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam to Army fnief of Staff. There were reports that the administration is studying fresh approaches to strategy, reports given some strength by the surprise call to Washington of Gen. Creighton Abrams, who has been mentioned as most likely successor to Westmoreland. Abrams stayed two days and left for Vietnam. There were reports thai President Johnson was considering ft pause in bombing of North Vietnam, but the White Mouse was noncommittal. There has been a good deal of speculation regarding possible changes in U.S. strategy in Vietnam, particularly after recent statements by Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Vice President Hubert Humphrey thU the administration's Vietnam policy was "under intensive review." Despite the changes and talk of changes, the war seemed the | same. Gen. Chapman, immedi- ! ately after taking over as Marine commandant, said he op- ! poses any change in basic stral-1 egy in Vietnam and says U.S. I objectives can be achieved "if we just persevere." Sidney J. Roche formerly on Gen. Westmoreland's sU-.ff, quit as an official of the AID program in Vietnam and said that despite recent enemy successes,, the U.S. is following the same "same old policies." In the war itself, the allied offensive continued in Operation J Quyet Thang—Resolved to Win —the biggest sweeping drive of the war. The U.S. Command said nearly 2.000 of the enemy have been killed since the drive started March 11. U.S. losses were less than 100. In the biggest battle of the week, some 1,000 North Vietnamese struck in predawn darkness and hurled themselves in | waves at a U.S. artillery base in the central highlands. They 16 Wildcats Are Drilled in Week AUSTIN (API - Sixteen wildcat gas wells, including seven in San Antonio's Dist. No. 2, were drilled in the state during the past week, the Texas Railroad Commission said Saturday. The other wildcat gas wells, hiking the yearly total to 123 compared to 104 a year ago, included four in the Houston dis trict, two each in Kilgore's Dist. No. 5 and the Abilene district and one in the Corpus Christi District. The commission said five wildcat oil wells were drilled during the week—three in the Midland district and two in Kilgore's Dist. No. 5. That raised the total of wildcat oil wells for the year to 63, compared to 49 a year ago. The agency also reported 85 oil wells and 60 gas wells were completed during the week, raising the totals, respectively, to 1,191 and 560 for the year. A year ago, the totals were 1,613 oil wells and 712 gas wells. The commission said 230 holes were plugged, including 52 dry holes. were driven back with heavy losses and retreated toward the Cambodian border under a pounding by artillery and helicopter guhships. It was the heaviest fighting in the central highlands Since last November. The U.S. Command said 349 Americans were killed in the last seven-day period, compared with 336 the week before, the command said 2,223 enemy soldiers were killed last week and the South Vietnamese command said the enemy toll was 3,428. The two commands' figures often vary. The U.S. military's newest warplane, the Fill, suffered major setbacks on two fronts. The Senate Armed Services Committee denied further funds for building a Navy model of the swing-wing jet. the F111B. The panel vote, 11-2. apparently killed the project for the overweight, expensive warplane. At the same time, it was disclosed that an Air Force version of the same plane was reported missing on a mission over Southeast Asia. The $6-million plane was in the first six-plane contingent of F111A sent to the war zone. It arrived only last Sunday. The North Vietnamese claimed they shot down the plane, causing serious speculation, if the claim is true, that the wreckage may yield valuable secrets. A Negro protest march in Memphis. Tenn., turned into violence Thursday as youths smashed windows and looted downtown stores. The march was led by Martin Luther King as an outgrowth of a sanitation workers strike for higher pay and cjty recognition of their union. As soon as King left the march, the violence broke out. Police said one Negro demonstrator was shot to death. Soviet cosmonaut Yuri A. Gagarin, the first man to orbit the earth, was killed whi le on a training flight in a jet fighter plane. The space hero made the world's first orbit in space on April 12, 1961. Nine American astronauts have perished in accidents. Police Rush Arson Probe DOLLAR DAY SPECIAL! DEATHS Eleonora Randolph Sears, who paved the way for women's entrance into the sports; world at the turn of the century, died in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday at the age of 87. Archbishop Paul J. Hallinan of Atlanta, who desegrated Roman Catholic schools in his archdiocese, died at 56 of acute hepatitis, QUOTE OF THE WEEK "My hands were steady, but my knees were sure shaky." — Maj. Kenneth A. Cass, after removing a live grenade from the leg of a wounded soldier at a field hospital at Chu Lai, South Vietnam, VENETIAN BLINDS • M*(ie to Order « Repiired i Fini«h«4 Any AWNINGS » MAP* TO ORDER 642-9920 STRINGER VINITIAN IUND 69, NDW tQ04T!QN TO PAR WASH FORT HOliin HIUH- WAV- Pickup 11* LLAR DAY SPECIALS! 4-5 Feet Peach Trees 3-4 Feet Pear Trees..... V Eunymus Jasmine QUART CANS Helley IUHFORDII Qn« Gallon Can PETUNIAS MARIGOLDS SNAPDRAGONS $1 39 Davis Floral Co. BULLETIN CARRIER OF THE MONTH — Brltt Daniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Troy Daniel of 2102 Sixth St., has been named Bulletin carrier salesman of the month for February. A salesman since November of 1967, he is a fourth grade student at South Elementary School. His hobbies are coin collecting, hunting and football. (Bulletin Staff Photo) I ance departments. Water and smoke damage also was heavy. Fires on two floors of Ward's C HICAGO CAP) — Police Fire spread through six floors caused heavy smoke and water Stepped up street patrols and an of the 12-story Carson building damage. A stockroom fire ai arson investigation continued to- and caused the most extensive Wirboldt's was quickly extin- day after a series of fires that'damage in sections housing the guished and officials said dam- drove thousands of persons drapery, furniture and appli- age was negligible. from three big downtown de- . , ,, , A." " i *" Ipartment stores and caused Sunday, March, 31, 1968 BROWNWOOD BULLEtlN—-it damage in the millions : Fires erupted Friday at inter-; I vals of about one hour in the i State Street stores. ! Heaviest damage was report- ! ed at Carson Pirie Scott. & Co. i which stands at the busy corner. | of State and Madison. John T.! I Pirie Jr., the firm's chairman, • ! estimated damage could run to; i$20 million. The store was i closed and officials said they; ' did not know when It could be! reopened. • | ' An hour after the first fire at •Carson's, firemen rushed to a. , blaze a block away at Mont-, > gomcry Ward & Co. One hour j after the second blaze, firemen were sent to Wieboldt's, Inc., which is across Madison Street I from Carson's. j No employes or customers ; were reported injured in the I fires but several firemen were | treated for smoko Inhalation. I The blazes, occurring just bc- | fore and during the noon hour, drove pre-Eastcr shoppers and clerks into the street. Thousands more working in other downtown buildings made their i way to the scene to watch. 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