Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on December 7, 1967 · Page 12
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Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas · Page 12

Brownwood, Texas
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Thursday, December 7, 1967
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§uuiflM 5ae. ttlV.-t,.,- Governors /Agree GOP Mus/ Support War Commitment By JACK BELL At* Political Writer PALM BEACH, Fla. fAP) Most Republican governors agree the GOP must support the basic Vietnam war commitment in the 1968 election campaign while offering a fresh White House team dedicated to ending the fighting. Opinions gathered by the Associated Press from GOP state executives who begin campaign planning sessions here Friday focused on the theme that President Johnson has become so locked in his position that only a new president can negotiate peace. Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York will report at the conference on an in-depth study of potential campaign issues, including Vietnam. The governors, most of them moderates, hope it will form the basis of recommendations for specific platform plans. Although they seemed in general agreement on isues, all but a few governors were refraining from committing themselves to any potential presidential nominee until next year's primaries show significant Ifends. Of the 20 governors willing to participate in the AP canvass, t3 said they have no choice how for the nominee. Gov, John A. Love of Colorado, retiring chairman of the Republican Governors Association, seemed to sum up this group's views in saying: "1 want a winner. I want to elect a Republican president." Michigan Gov. George Rorrt- ney's announced candidacy for the nomination appeared to have little impact oh his col- leagues. Roiiiney drew the support of only Goys. John H, Chaffee of Rhode Island, incoming chairman of (he association, and New York's Rockefeller. Both of them previously had put themselves in his corner. Rockefeller, who has said h& is not a candidate and doesn't want to be president, had the open support of Govs. Tom McCall of Oregon, Spiro T, Agnew of Maryland and his broth* er, Winthrop Rockefeller of Af- kansss. Another governor who asked that his name not be used favored Rockefeller of Sefl. Charles H. Percy of Illinois. Five governors said they think Rockefeller would rate the best chance In beat Johnson in the general election. One picked former Vice President Richard M. Nixon and one Romney. The rest said any of the leading candidates for the nomination could do the job. Gov. Daniel J. Evans of Washington, expected to bfe named keynote speaker of the 1968 GOP convention, said the Republicans should emphasize that "the present administration has used up many of Its alternatives and that a new administration could reopen 1 all alternatives." "As with Korea, 1 believe that ultimate negotiation and armistice comes with a position of military strength," Evans said. "When this was achieved in Korea, a new administration succeeded in reaching an armistice. Such a result could occuf now but 1 think it would be much more likely with a new president and a new administration." New York's Rockefeller, who has supported Johnson's basic Vietnam course, declined td comment on this issue. Gov. Raymond P. Shafcr of Pennsylvania said it would be <i "critical mistake" for the Republicans "to approach the Vietnam problem in a manner that would give aid and comfort td the enemy." RED CROSS The American Red dross IS one of 82 national societies composing the League of Red Cross, which has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Congress Moves Near Adjournment WASHINGTON CAP) - Only national Development and Of- the possibility of last-minute! ficc of Economic Opportunity, disputes over antipoverty and! speaker John W. McCormack foreign aid bills appears threat- told a news conference Wednes- ening plans to adjourn Congress by the end of next week. A controversial meat inspection measure cleared both day he thinks a Dec. 15 adjournment is possible, and Democratic Leader Carl B. Albert told applauding members later, "Wei houses Wednesday and leaders | are looking forward and hoping expect action before adjourn went on such major bills as Social Security benefit increases, we will be able to adjourn the Congress late next week." Albert also announced the sec- hikes in postal rates and federal | ond sess[on of lhe goth Congress pay, and perhaps elementary and secondary education. would start Jan. 15. Both houses will have to ap- -. .» . t 4 * ... , « JJWU1 JJWUOCi? tTUJ ijciwi^ n.» i*yj Left behind until next year in th Jan 15 date since ^ ,A Mvtirn ff\t* nrH/MlffM-Y^flttT «M 11 I * . . , .. Constitution requires they convene each year on Jan. 3. Chairman George H. Mahon, D-Tex., of the Appropriations Committee won consent to bring up the year's final appropriation bill on Tuesday. Most of this money will run the antipoverty agency. A compromise antipoverty authorization bill, approved by Senate-House conferees Tuesday, contains a $1.98 billion ceil- be such bills as interest disclosure, higher education, crime prevention, civil rights and President Johnson's proposed 10 per cent income tax surcharge. In a move related to the tax- pfoposal Senate-House Conferees finally agreed late Wednesday on a proposal aimed at cutting spending by planned federal some $4.1 billion this year. The spending cut is attached to a normally routine Governor Doubts Tax Hike Request measure to keep agencies going | ing for this year. That measure which have not received their annual appropriations. Rep, Frank T. Bow, R-Ohio, said he will try to increase the spending cut to $5.7 billion. Expected approval of the measure next week will mean an end to the threat of payless paydays for government workers in the Peace Corps, Agency for Inter- is scheduled for final Senate action later this week and for House consideration Monday. Mahon has already said he doubts the House will approve more than billion for the program, but the Senate is expected to vote a figure closer to the authorized amount, a likely source of conflict. Windjammers Bear Varied Objectives Three college men who travel i rangements. The athletic New in excess of 50,000 miles each Mexican is an active member year singing and playing for audiences which total in excess of Kiva Social Club and was named this year runner-up to FRESHMEN OFFICERS—Freshmen student officers at Comanche High School are from left to righf, Susan Hicks, student council representative, James Fanning, vice president Kent Renshaw, student representative; Kaye Carpenter, secretary-treasurer, and Glen Parker, president. (Bulletin Staff Photo) Chairman Explains Meaning Of Coffon Market Ballot What a "yes" or vote jrf two million persons so far, Chief McMurry, the highest hon- oouldn't possibly have time for j or the McMurry student body 'can bestow on a senior man, rocking tamborine passage. Pat Hamilton, the blond one- man orchestra from Lubbock is the youngest member of the campus activities and study— - or so some say The Windjammers of McMurry College in Abilene, who will be presented in concert Saturday at Howard Payne College at 8 p.m. are exceptions to the "jack of all trades and master of none" rule. All three of the performers maintain strong academic records. Jerrel Elliott is an English major; Pat Hamilton is a history major, and Clark Walter i-ursues a major in physical education. Jerrel, Pat and Clark are listed in Who's Who in American 1 Colleges and Universities. • Jerrel, a senior from Brownwood, is a relative novice in lhe world of music. Although ,a'n aspiring folk singer in high school, he had only dabbled in , the song trade before the birth oj the Windjammers four years •; '£The blacK haired baritone ,/^pent as much time with his gjtijtar as his books during his jjeshman year, "I just had to to play well," he recalls, learned. Vocal development abouf paralleled his pro- *|jr£ss as g guitarist. After pur , JWQ ypars at Six Flags Over Tex.' ''ijp, J he, gaii to npJiee that there »,wa§ 3 better feejjng when I sang ' |t started sounding right fjerje-i Kfyefl as sophoropre ' i president, gnd iyiyor class •' --' atMcMurry. group. Besides carrying the middle vocal part, he races about the stage like a character from a Chaplin movie, first to the drum set, then to the piano with stops here and there for a few bars of flute and a rocking tambourine passage. "The flute is always cold. Ever put a cold flute to your lips?" His musical sorties off campus have made Pat a well known figure in Abilene music circles. Last year he took a leading role in the Abilene Community Theater production of "South Pacific," which played to packed houses during the entire run. He is also king jester in the group. He is a member of Ko Sari social club and has been named class favorite. will mean in the current referendum on upland, cotton marketing quotas was explained today by Walter Thompson, chairman, Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation county committee. Eligible to vote are all producers who shared in the 1967 cotton crop or its proceeds and the owners and operators of allotment farms where no cotton was planted in 1967. Questions about eligibility to vote should be referred to the ASCS county office. As last year, balloting in the quota referendum will be by mail. Ballots may also be returned to the ASCS County office in person. The vote began Monday and continues through Friday. The chairman said that the basic program choices are: 1. If at least two-thirds of the growers who vote in the referendum approve of quotas, the quotas and an acreage diversion program will be in effect for the 1968 upland cotton crop, price- support loans will be available at a national average rate of 20.25 cents a pound for middling 1-inch cotton at average location and marketing penalties will apply to any excess cotton produced on a farm. The 1968 program will then provide diversion payments (at 10,76 cents a pound on the farm's projected yield for the basic diversion—5 percent of the farm allotment, and 6 cents a pound for additional—voluntary —diversion of up to 30 percent of the. farm allotment) and price support payments of 12.24 cents a pound for the acreage planted within the farm's allotment (56 percent ture Is directed by law to-pro- AUSTIN (AP) - Gov. John Com-'iJly says IIP doubts a sales tax increase will be necessary in tfltifi. And he repeated that he does not expect to be appointed secretary of defense. The governor was hoarse, coughing and complaining of tiredness from his four-day trip to France, where he promoted San Antonio's HemisFair '68. Connally returned home to find that several capitol reporters had eluded him in columns for saying at a news conference last Wednesday he would not speculate on whether he would take the defense secretary's post but then telling Washington reporters several hours later such an offer would be "hard to turn down." "I'm going to tell you the best I know at the time," he said at a news conference, defending himself against the "credibility gap" charges leveled in several ther or not quotas shall be used. Previous votes on the subject have been outstandingly favorable. Marketing quotas for the 1967 upland cotton crop were approved by 91.6 percent of the growers voting. Cotton allotments and farm columns. As for lhe possibility he might become secretary of defense, he said "1 don't think he is about to offer me that job—1 hope he doesn't. You know 1 don't want it—I've served my time up Ihere. I intend to serve out rny term." He remarked, however, that "any man who would say it is not difficult to turn down a cabinet position if offered is degrading a cabinet position." During his and Mrs. Connally's two-night stay at the White House before they left for France, he said, President Johnson did not ask his opinion on who should succeed Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. The governor said he does not think "we are going to need the amount of money a sales tax increase would generate" although he would not "foreclose any possibility on a tax bill." Widespread approval of a one- cent city sales tax by several dozen cities will not affect his tax program, he said. A penny hike in the two-cent state sales tax would raise $140 million a year, Connally said, and "I don't think we are going to need that kind of money." While he has not ruled out any . 01 me clabn quotas for the next crop I yields for individual farms have) month for the special session to when the total upland cotton | been available to growers so I appropriate funds and balance • farm's effective allotment) to farmers who divert cotton acreage, put the diverted acreage into a conserving use, and meet other provisions. Special acreage-diversion exemptions apply to "small farms". Growers who elect not to participate in the diversion program may apply for a share of the export market acreage re- 1 serve and produce for export only, without government assistance or marketing quota penalties. 2. On the other hand, if more than one-third of the growers voting oppose the quotas, then there will be no quotas and no penalties applicable to the 1968 upland cotton crop, no diversion program providing price-support and diversion payments and no market acreage reserve, Price-support loans to farmers who do not exceed their acreage allotments will be available at 50 percent of parity, as directed by law. Acreage allotments will remain in effect as a means of determining eligibility for the available price support. The lease or sale of cotton allotments is provided for the 1968 crop regardless of the outcome of the marketing quota referendum. However, transfer documents must be filed with the'county office not later than Jan. ?, Thompson ppinted out that, while the secretary of agrieul- i 1 I ^^R DURING PRESENT ENROLLMENT RATES START AT SR.flfl PER MONTH OR ?54,OQ Pa YEAR (l(r; Saving Annmny-Paki BY Tar) WHT )iwmti<»MJ0f Mrfnrt-SMtiil fcptt AwWb-IH Jbffiw WAIT • -TO U MQff THI IfifllRrfftU ^RE H» IttSibii «•! fifei flat Suit ftMfofin Hints*, toma if *#«» supply exceeds normal, the growers themselves decide whe- to voting time. they had the information prior the budget with new taxes, he said "It is highly unlikely I'd call one in January." On other matters, Connally said—The French people impressed him with their friendliness and "their obvious concern over Franco-American relations." —Election of two Republican legislators in special Harris Counlv c'cctions Tuesday was a disappointment. —Eugene Locke, deputy U. S. Ambassador to South Vietnam, would "make a good governor" but he refuses to sell anybody on a race for governor and may never endorse a candidate. —Although he talked to former U.S. Rep. Frank Ikard while in Washington, they did not discuss the possibility of Ikard running for governor. NOW OPEN; Antifreeze 1.49 PEPTO BISMOL REGULAR 98c SIZE NOW ONLY WQOPJJURY Hand Lotion WITH fREE DISPENSER REG, 1-00 ...53c XIVIAS Cards Icicles Reg. 3.00 value (25 Cards). For Xmas Reg. 10o.. SETS FQR CHRISTMAS RUSSIAN LEATHER REG, 10,00 3.97 SEAMLESS or SEAMLESS MESH NYLON HOSE Hond Lotion fM wHRm^? 1 ! ^^K y^/J^^f ^.^^WS&P* J^^, * !*SI

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