Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on April 1, 1968 · Page 1
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Brownwood, Texas
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Monday, April 1, 1968
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BROW N WOOD AREA: Cloudy through Tuesday with scattered showers. Warmer Tuesday. Low tonight 55 to 64. High Tuesday in 70s Maximum temperature here Sunday 73. overnight low 53. Sunset today 6:53, sunrise Tuesdav 6:20. Brownwood Bulletin CLOU&Y FOURTEEN P'AGES TODAY BROWNWOOD, TEXAS, MONDAY, APRIL 1, 1968 VOL. 68 NO. US 10 Cent* Daily, 15 Cents Sunday nson VP RACE RULED OUT Connally in Picture? AUSTIN (AP)—Gov. John Connally hedged today on questions about his availability as a presidential nominee but said he "had no thoughts whatever about the vice presidency." Connally also told a news conference that he thought "our chances to elect a Democratic candidate for president have not been improved by the announcement that President Johnson will not seek re-election." Connally said he was not..... ~ ,, , . ., . , , , ,. . ready at this Umc to say who: lnatl ' )n - Connoly evaded the ernmental purpose,. but that ^ ~; n hi *.,„„„... t»« ,^ k, m « ; question. He said he would give Johnson could understand the he might support for the Democratic presidential nomination. much the same answer that personal anjjus that mhht take V>l«Wi^. 171 t,Ol\JVIIU<ll Ill/IIllIlClfclVll, » -T. . i • 1 i I >» 11 1 f it and called attention to the fact 1 K , ennod y *aye on national tele- (.onnally out of the race. vision recently. that an emergency meeting of the State Democratic Committee had been called for Tuesday. ,. ., ,, . . „ „ When asked if he would sup- :1 y sald - Kcnncd y and Connall >' port Sen. Robert Kennedy, D- N.Y., if Kennedy got the nom- "1 took pretty much the same Reserve Call Is Planned "Basically he (Kennedy) said' position," Connally said, "I told he would wait and see." Connal- him that I thought he could he- ; renominated and re-elected but• understand his personal feel-' have long been political foes. Connally said he had talked ings about another four years at least three times with Pres-Mn such a job." ident Johnson about the Presi dent seeking re-nomination and about Connally seeking a fourth term, Connally said he did not think President Johnson would change his mind unless there which Connally decided ' was "a dramatic demonstration against last November. Connally that his action • ould not bo in also said White House press I the best interests of the na- secretary George Christian, for-! tion." mcrly Connally's press aide.! The governor said he and scv- called Sunday afternoon and eral top political leaders and asked if Connally had any new | strategists gathered at the man- thoughts on the subject. • sion Sunday night to discuss the The governor disclosed that situation. "I guess you could nrAouixT/--rtv>KT/AT-.* r. t generally Johnson had said he j say that the reason for the WASHINGTON (AP)-Defense | wished Connal i y would see k re - i meeting was that misery loves officials disclosed today the ad- nominalion for parly and gov -S comfort." ministration is planning a three- Bobby Wants Talks With LBJ ••fc I • I £+ Rocks U.S. LBJ Says He'll Sf Ick by Decision phase callup of military reserve forces which would involve the mobilization of around 60,000 men in coming months. Within the next three days the Defense Department will order up at least a few thousand troops to help meet the increase of about 13,500 for the Vietnam war, just authorized by President Johnson. EXIT A MINI-LION—The elements tried to carry out the old saying "in like a lamb, out like a lion" for March Sunday. On March 1 The Bulletin used a picture of Dora Tilton with a lamb (see inset photo) to illustrate that pleasant day. But here Miss Tilton, a Brownwood High senior, poses with a lion which was more suited to Sunday's weather. If March didn't go out exactly like a lion, per* haps it was more like a mini-lion. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rollin J. Tilton of Star Rt. 2. By FRANK CORMIER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON' (API-Politicians who live by careful assessments of the electorial climate were rocked as surely as the general public by President Johnson's bombshell announcement that "I shall not seek and I will not accept" nomination for another term. if. jy. Son Rob-'n F Kennedy of New York, re^.i.'ded \v many as the now Democratic frontrunner in the immediate wake of Johnson':: hii{ Sunday nij^ht surprise, derided his wisest initial course was !;t illro* his thoughts be.o-,- saying anything publicly. The only other innouncpd rival for the IVmoiTatir nomination, Sen, Eugene J McCarthy President Hopes 'Reason Prevails' CHICAGO (AP)-ln his first public appearance since bowing out of 10(>fl politics, President Johnson voiced a plea today that reason and responsibility prevail "amid all the frenzy and i of Minnesota, readily conceded emotion" of an election year. j he was surp-i.-in.l Rut he lauded Johnson Hew to Chicago with Johnson for a "generous little advance notice to address' the annual convention of the National Association Broadcasters. | In his prepared text Johnson; said this season is a time of debate and enlightenment, and "at its worst it is a period of frenzy." The chief executive warned that "the basic hope of a democracy is that somehow — amid all the frcn/y and the emotion — reason will prevail." merit" that he wnult 1 clcvr the way for national reconciliation. CHICAGO f API-President Johnson said today he hope* to nice 1 / s<x>n tn the United States with President Nguyen Van Tin fit of Smith Vietnam tn "strengthen and improve our plans" /or restoring peace and stability in South'* enxt Asia. AUSTIN CAP) — President! NEW YORK (AP)—Sen. Rob-: people as I have and present my views and ideas of what we need to do in our country," Kennedy went on. Kennedy, propelled into the forefront of the ' - e for the Democratic presidential nomi- Johnson's decisions not to run nation less than three weeks aft- i for reelection sent Texas' Democratic party night from ,an extended cam- j the drawing board. Every political strategy for "subordinating self to country.": "Wherever I went," he said, 1968—precinct and slate con- Kennedv told a crowded news• " ] found Americans of all ages, vention control, state party or- conference that^ "I feferentlv i of a11 colors • *» P° litical be-. ganization, support of national i nally, hope," Johnson's new move for ' liefs - deeply desirous of peace in ; nominees and even the gover- peace in Vietnam will succeed, j Vietnam and desirous of recon-mors race i s>t 11 n M rtrt of ri/MT»rt * ' ert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y., said today he has asked President • Johnson for a meeting soon in light of the chief executive's ! from the presiden- ' tial race. | In his first cjmment since : Sunday night's announcement er his entry, returned Sunday Texans at Drawing Board Stale Democratic Will Davis quickly Chairman | that a move will be made quick- ! policies. Yarborough wns quoted A second phase of reserve jb Jdhnson - Kennedy Kid he callup is expected later to re- had ^iscd m President fori pa ign trip in the west place a Marine unit which was ! - dispatched to the war zone recently as an emergency measure following the Communists' Tet holiday offensive. Defense officials said the replacement of the Marines would called a Tuesday meeting of the State planners back to' Democratic Executive Commit- .liberal. .Democrat followers, tojCarthy, D-Minn., should settle j Vice PnJM.iftnt Hubert fit. ; Humphrey, who might, now get • Into the fray, said he was sad ; dcned-~but not surprised. John! son had discussed bis decision { with Humphrey before reveal- ; " ^ in. lee to ponder the situation." In their first stunned reac- ly by Sen. Ralph Yarborough,:as saying he thought Johnson,: RcDU bij c an contender ex- D-Tex., or at least his labor-i Kennedy and Sen. Eugene Me- ^^ BUrpr j W) tW)< fa con . he had best withhold any make a renewed attempt to seize party control from his bit- tions, Democratic party heads \ ter political enemy, Connally, turned first to Gov. John Con- i big chieftain of party conserva- allhough ; duck who head a lame executive, himself, ciliation at home. r . .. The junior senator from New Kennedy continued- Involve an unspecified number j York said he had dispatched his: a] , (he djscord ?nd djs jr . of Army reservists but gave no«telegram asking for a meeting, Uiiithere ^mai™ in the country exact figure. As an example,! with the President shortly John-, an enorrnous reserv0 jr of good l .._..__ iL. ._ Aut:<.u.__J H m\f\ \ cf\n c itMthrif*otirfil a n«/\i t *•»*•»« rvtrtr-i fr . _ ** spirit and hope. I want to make Johnson's one-sentence resigna- "Despite I tion as party leader. will be affected by j heads the only statewide parly machinery existent. However, it can be expected s withdrawal announcement Sunday night. , U)e country more , ivcab)c for a ,, "I will continue my campaignj Americans. I want peace in , Vietnam, not by surrender but ministration envisions an addi- j States," Kennedy said in con-; by negotiated settlement that t'vonal callup of reserve troops to eluding his news conference ' statement. however, they mentioned 7,000 to 8,000 men. Then in coming weeks and . . _ months, officials said, the ad- j for the presidency of the United replenish the nation's strategic reserve force, an active duty manpower pool which is maintained in the United States to meet unforeseen emergencies abroad. Absentee Voting To End Tuesday Absentee voting in Saturday's school board election will end at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Absentee ballots may be obtained at the downtown central office, 401 Fisk. Brownwood voters will elect two school board members Saturday. Both races are contested. "I'm going to the American takes into account all the needs of all Vietnamese lo determine the future of their country." Unveiling of School Model Sef Tuesday Iheir differences. Bombing Pause Shocks Pilots DA NANG, Vietnam (AP) U.S. Air Force pilots expressed surprise and disapproval today strike in the southern panhandle j the panhandle area. Air Force planes from Thailand and car- of President Johnson's decision! rier-based Navy planes mount to halt the bombing of most of North Vietnam. "If he means what I think he means, I'm violently ill," said a just north of the demilitarized zone. lieutenant colonel who has flown Most of the sorties flown by Air Force and Marine pilots out 50 missions over the North. stead of restricting the strikes, we should be hitting the targets that are off limits now." Johnson ordered a halt to bombing raids over most of North Vietnam, but said U.S. warplanes will continue to , j of Da Nang and Chu *j«j, ™ ! miles to the south, have been in U.S. Bombers Halt Flights Into North SAIGON (AP) — American > tacked the Cat Bi airfield four' bombers and warships halted j miles southeast of the center of their attacks on most of North j Haiphong, the radio communi- Vietnam today, one day after j cations station 10 miles south- strikes close to Hanoi, Haiphong: southeast of Hanoi, a chemical and the Chinese boarder. j plant 19 miles northeast of Hai- The cutback in the bombing j phong, the Cam Pha coal area, ordered by President Johnson i 44 miles east-northeast of Hai- of the missions farther 1 including those around! Hanoi and Haiphong. The lieutenant colonel said that although he did not agree with any bombing limitations, "This won't make a great deal of difference. We're not hitting the targets we should be anyway. But if they put all our planes along the DMZ corridor, we'll be so stacked up we'll turn the sky black. There just isn't enough room there for all of the planes we can muster." About 200 Brownwood civic leaders are expected for a joint luncheon Tuesday for the public unveiling of a scale model of the new Brownwood State School for Girls and reception center. After its unveiling, the model will be placed on public display, alternating between several downtown sites. The Rotary and Kiwanis clubs and the Jaycees have called off their regular meetings this week so members may attend the luncheon tomorrow. REPRESENTATIVES of local American Business Women's Assn.. Business and Prt fessional Women, and AHrusa groups are also expected to attend. House Speaker Ben Barnes will bo principal speaker for the luncheon. He will be accompanied here by his wife. Among other officials who will be present for the event are Robert W. Kneebone of Houston, chairman of the Texas Youth Council; Dr. James A. Turman, executive director of Texas Youtli Council; and State Sen. J. P. Word. The Texas Youth Council is responsible for constructing and operating the new state girls school and reception center. The complex is expected to be placed up for construction bids shortly. THE SCHOOL model will be presented jointly to the City of Brownwood and Brownwood Chamber of Commerce. Accepting will be Mayor W. C. Monroe and C-C President W. R. Lyle. Wendell Mayes will be master of ceremonies for the luncheon. He will be introduced by Jack Pilon, president- elect' of the chamber of commerce. Charles Porter, president of the host Brownworxi Lions Club, will preside at the meeting. Jack Knott is club program chairman. lives. Yarborough made his own "I do not choose to run" decisoon in January after weeks of long and hard study of the state's political decision. Yarborough insisted he could wrest the governor's chair from Connally's followers, already disorganized by Connally's decision not to run. Many believe President Johnson caused Yarborough to make i his final decision that he was needed most in the Senate. His ability to support Johnson's program was one of the main reasons Yarborough gave. Day-after speculation had some politicians already worry- Ing if the Johnson-Yarborough feud would be resumed. The Texas senator and the then vice president fussed mighlly over party power, particularly over federal appointments in Texas, until just hours before President Kennedy was assassinated. Shortly after Johnson became president, Yarborough became a swimming campanion in the White House pool and since then has appeared a political buddy of the President—until a couple of weeks ago. After Sen. Robert Kennedy, D-N.Y., announced his intentions toward presidential nomination, Yarborough's office said he recently was increasingly disenchanted over Johnson's Vietnam C/fy Expects 8/g Turnout For Election Polls will open at 8 a.m. at five locations here Tuesday for voters to elect a mayor, Iwo city councilmen and a police chief. Voting will continue until 7 p.m. A heavy turnout of voters has been forecast for the election, since all four races are contested. A total of 34 absentee ballots have been cast in the election. The five voting precincts Include Ward 1, South Elementary School; Ward 2, courthouse; Ward 3, Daniel Baker; Ward 4, Sf. James Hall; Ward 5, Woodland Heights Elementary. Candidates In the order they will appear on the ballot include: MAYOR-Dr. A. L. Tarlton, Truman Harlow. WARD 1 COUNCII/-0. C. Jarvis, Pat Farren Davidson. WARD 4 COUNCIL - Bob Riley. Frank Dibrelt. POLICE CHIEF-E. W. Allen, W. B. Donahoo. Immediate detailed comment. Amazement, sometimes Incredulity, wns expressed on the streets of Saigon and Washington. "It's not true," declared * serge-ant In the South Vietnamese capital. Another GI said, "I can't believe It," In front of the White House, knots of amazed young peopln gathered spontaneously to sing, cheer and applaud the President's decision. Rep. Roman C. Pucinskl, D- III., expressed conviction that Johnson would be drafted at the Democratic nominating convention In August. But the President himself, at an Impromptu news conference j after voicing his emotion! packed announcement, termed I iiis decision "completely irrevo- i cable," j This Is the phrase Johnson ' used to try to dispel any suspl- | cion he might change his mind I or yield to a draft. j He also suggested he would ' not attempt to influence his par- ; ty's selection of a nominee. ! A man of many surprises, Johnson's announcement was I his most stunning move in a 37- I year career in politics. No presi- ! dent eligible to succeed himself ; has spumed a fight for the of| fice since Harry S, Truman ; bowed out during the confcrover- j sial Korean War 20 years ago. j Johnson attributed his decision—which aides said was a year in the making—to coritro- (Sce JOHNSON on Page 2) was the 10th curtailment in the phong, and the Lang Giai rail- air war against the Communist yard, 18 miles below the North since it began on Feb. 7, i Chinese border. J965. Gen. William C. Westmore-j land's headquarters said the re-1 Johnson said his de-escalation j order applied to "most" of i North Vietnam's territory and due tion in the bombing was in j an area containing almost 90 effect by the time Ihe President i per cent of its population. This began his television statement} includes the Hanoi-Haiphong in- announcing it, at 10 a.m. Saigon i dustrial heartland and the vital time. ; northeast and northwest rail- The U.S. Command said i road lines between Hanoi and American fighter-bombers con-! Communist China, fined their attacks on North The President said the bomb- Vietnam today to the area just above the demilitarized zone, hitting enemy storage complexes, truck convoys and gun positions. Only a few hours before, the ing would continue "in the area north of the demilitarized zone where the continuing enemy buildup directly threatens Allied forward positions and where movements of troops and sup- High Court Extends 1-AAan, 1-Vote Rule WASHINGTON (AP) - The [ ident of Midland County has a Supreme Court today put local j right to a vote for the Commis- of substantial i government under its one-man, | one-vote rule, The historic 5-3 decision ex- sioners Court equal weight to every other resident." the vote of court which has addressed itself to this question, we hold'that it does." Again, White wrote: "It U now beyond question that a tends the rule to an estimated ; The ruling extends a step tak-! state's political subdivisions 80,000 units of local government; en by the court four years ago ; must comply with the 14th U.S. Command announced that plies are clearly related to that American planes on Sunday at-! threat," CANOE ii wied by sol* dier* to search for synken enemy wtapc-n* in th« Mekong Delta, Fojtawing recent air strike*, infantrymen recovered more than 200,000 rounds of ammunition and fpyr antiaircraft machine throughout the land. One of the dissenters, John M. Harlan, said the decision was "both unjustifiable and ill-advised." Justice Byron R. White gave gress and for state legislatures the decision in a case from Midland County, Tex., where Mayor Hank A very of Midland City asked that the county governing body be apportioned on a population basis. in interpreting the mandate of' Amendment The actions of lo- Die equal protection clause of, cal government are the actions the 14th Amendment to the Con- '• stitution. ! of the state "A city, town, or county may It is that in elections for Con- no more deny the equal protection of the laws than it may abridge freedom of speech, ess* tablish an official religion, arrest without probable cause or districts must be drawn so that the vote of citizens Is substantially equal in weight. "The question now before us," deny due process of the law." said White, "is whether the Hth The majority with White com* Amendment likewise forbids the prised Chief Justice B:arl War* The landmark finding came in \ election of local government of- ren and Associate Justices Hugo these words by White: "We hold; facials from districts of dispar- L. Black, William 0. Douglaj ^- pM&l .UW/ &> sii Wr iW; iii£* & bp &tey*)i $V£ry iyj W41Jd!tt - &'SOB3£ JJ*

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