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Miami News-Record (Newspaper) - January 30, 1968, Miami, Oklahoma Weather Cloudy with scattered show ers through Low night near NEWSRECORD No Paper If you fail to get your telephone KI 25500 by 6 on weekdays or on 65THYEAR 183 VIET Published Every Evening Except Saturday and Sunday Morning by Miami JANUARY 1968 10 PAGES DAILY 10 CENTS SUNDAY 15 CENTS BIGGEST DRIVE BEGINS Scuttles Central Purchasing For Commissioners By JERRY SCARBROUGH OKLAHOMA CITY AP Dewey Bartletts plan to save million a year by plac ing county commissioners under the state central purchasing law was scuttled by the Democratic domated House Roads and High ways Committee The ignoring Re publican claims of economy and killed the bill and ap proved a committee substitute which would give Oklahomas 77 boards of county commis sioners even greater freedom in The proposal was the key plank in Bartletts plan to pro vide a year teacher pay raise through economizing in go The Republican governor is ing Bartletts bill and approving a substitute measure liberaliz ing current county commission er law came as a surprise to James RBartles minority floor who strenuously ob bill if it ever reaches his Thecommiltee action in kill January nearly Ottawa county had not record ed a traffic death for the first month of 1968 up to noon Records for the 60s show that the county usually gets into the traffic death statistics in Jan There was one each for Damp Weather Holds in Area Miami Rain Since Saturday Grand Lake level Miami rainfall total inches for the 24hour period ending at 7 with an by This boosted the total here to since A drop in temperature ac companied the overnight with a low of 35 this morning as compared with 55 Monday j It was 40 at j Mondays high here was Other eastern and central sections of Oklahoma received jup to one inch of rain overnight while the west got lighter amounts or not at as a cold front moved across the Light showers were forecast into the night in the east and All but the northwest will be cloudy Wednesday as high jected to the committee said county commissioners did not indicate at last weeks pub lic hearing they would try to kill the governors The fight to kill Bartletts proposal and approve the sub stitute bill was led by Bill who said the substitute proposal would allow commissioners to main tain the right to buy at Connor said the advantage of central purchasing is that state through volume can obtain a reduced price j on virtually every item pur Connor told the committee a vote for Bradleys substitute bill would be a vote against economy and efficiency in state The committee then voted 10 to 5 against Connors bill and approved Bradleys This will open the door to anything they the commission ers want to Connor de noting that Bradleys l raises every statute limi on commissioners under present COMBAT TROOPS get a breather while helicopter crew performs field maintenance ia Soldiers are members of 101st 1C hearing as evidence commissioners could cut Connor cited last weeks pub that cost through central Jim representing he Oklahoma Public Expendi tures presented testi temperatures range in the 40s u and 50s mony at the Publlc hearing that and Lows tonight should be from 33 northwest to the 40s south Overnight the minimums were from 22at Gage to 43 at that month in 63 Tlie most deadly January so in McCurtain far in the 60s was 1966 received inches of rainj In f commissioners often pay up to twice as much for some items as the state pays through cen tral A vast savings is available by some central purchasing Williams White House Is Advised Pueblo Crew Given Proper Treatment cluced a local record of Ottawa countys first traffic death of 1967 was on 7 and the years total was Two other years of this pe riod escaped January traffic deaths for the They were with the first two fatalities falling on and with first death on the current pattern is that if we miss a traffic death in the grim reaper will strike in Even without a fatality so far in January has had a full inches in the preceding 24 at 7 had ed inches and in Carter had quota of narrow brushes with death on Miami streets and highways and roads of the Please drive with and buckle that seat belt Persons planning to purchase license plates from the tag of fice in Afton have until noon Saturday to do After that county sales of lags will continue only at the main lag office in Miamis Sav ings and Loan Wednesday is the last chance to purchase tags without pen Beginning an additional 10 cenls per day will be added and on March the cost will Thirty years ago Stipe Warns of Extra Cost for Court Reform OKLAHOMA CITY AP State Gene DMcAl warned the Senate Mon day to go slow on increasing state expenditures while facing restricted revenues this Stipe said the Judicial Re form Amendments approv ed by voters last could cost as much as 6 million to Senate passage of its first ju dicial reform bill brought warn ings that the Sneed Plan of court reform is in the Supreme waiting its turn on the The legislature must put the new court reform into effect and the House has pased several of the merchants since they supply materials if at a competitive Suspect in Bank Holdup Nabbed AP Roscoe charged with the 4 robbery of the Security National was arrested here po lice A lone gunman took from the Three days later Brewer was charged with the Unless he decides to plead Brewer will be brought lack to Oklahoma for trial in federal district court at Musko Under federal count rules juilty pleas made be made in he court district where the ar rest is Brewer could still plead guilty after his return to No extradition is required in fed eral Mental Observation Pushed for Suspect In Slayings of Two McALESTER ar The Treasury announced j Scents were scheduled today that a new honoringon a motion to commit Thomas succeeding would be the buffalo Kenneth David Banard of WASHINGTON AP The White House said today it has received reports that the crew of the USS captured by is being properly Ireated and the wound ed being given medical The word came from George presidential press He wouldnt give any information as to the source of the reports or say how much credence the government placed in So Christian there have been no reports received from the international commit Private Talks On New Crisis UNITED AP Security Council mem bers met privately today on the Korean crisis as council action was blocked by a nist deadlock over an invitation for North Korea to participate in the council Diplomatic sources said the United States refused to go along with a Soviet suggestion that North Korea be invited to Uhe council table unconditional The United States said it would agree to an invitation only if North Korea released the captured spy ship Pueblo and its 83 the sources Informants said Ambas sador Arthur Goldberg also xld Soviet Ambassador Platon Morozov at their meeting the ui UK ncu uross wiucn is iking to intervene on behalf resnveness in Congress over the failure to gain tlirough diplo 3 83man crew of the channels the release of lich was seized a week ago Navy intelligence ship and rth Korea and taken 83man nsan resident Johnson was awaked before dawn today for Security Council canceled indefinitely ife meetings on the Pueblo crisis amid rts on new Communist atiks in South and Id meetings with Democratic ngressional leaders to review 5 situation hi Vietnam that private talks weret getting But White House press secretary George Christian said diplomatic activity would continue on other rth to solve the dispute Republican leaders will efed and kept advised on added that pru velopments in these orderly and limited de ristian of military Conflicting views by is under way in the Ko mocratic Leader Mike Id and his Republican the United the Everett States was authoritative m up the sharp reported as to discuss if course the Pueblo incident with the States should chart in Korean but retrieve the Pueblo and until they release the ship We must avoid a blood criticized the clam h as we have in spirit of fear and timidity msfield said said surrounds efforts to re irksen declared We the ship and her re this lying of watchful waiting Mher reaction reflected PUBELO on page 7 Provincial Capitals Come Under Attack Lunar Truce a Hoax SAIGON AP The Viet Cong launched their biggest coordinated drive of the Viet Nam war at the advent of the lunar new year a day on which both sides had been committed to cease firing for the holiday fes The Red guerrillas attacked seven provincial Da which is Soufch Vietnams second largest and five American airfields with a preci sion that indicated days of ad vanced William Westmore commander of troop in said the sevenday trace the Communists had pro claimed for the lunar new is clearly revealed as a hoax and a Announced truce plans on Stolen Plane Headed for Cuba Is ForcedTo Land KEY AP American jets scramble to ward Cuba today to force a small airplane flying south to land at Key the Navy The plane was reported stolen from a tiny landing strip halfway up the Flori da The American jet Air Force and to talk the flier down at Boca Chi ca Naval Air Station where Flor ida Highway patrolmen were standing But the small plane j instead to land at both including the 36hour itanddown on the allied were obliterated in widespread lostilities across central and northern provinces of the coun The allies a few hours earlier lad canceled their own truce in he top five provinces to meet he challenge of North Viet namese invaders and kept bombing Red supply lines in the southern A Hanoi broadcast declared he attack on Da Nang was to unish the aggressors and heir henchmen for this cancel An American officer in Saigon said there was no possi ility this was that the at tacks must have been planned several dajs The Command issued a special communique saying Todays attacks were proba bly intended to be diversionary since they were ob viously but did not appear to involve sufficient commitment of forces for a sus tained If were prsMbly in tended to confuse and draw at tention from the major area of the northern part of the 1st Corps Tactical Zone the two northernmost provinces of Quang Tri and Thun Thien just below the demilitarized There were no attacks north of the Ai Van Pass just north ofi Da It is also possible that the at tacks were part of a larger ofj fensive plan for not yet failed to mate Friendly forces through out Vietnam are prepared forj possible additional coordinated i Hours after shooting was still reported in coastal Nha a city of about he in i pilot chose Sunday that once the Pueblo j The pilot of the plane was and its crew were the I identified by deputies as Ear Tn t foyJ tnn TITyit ilrl eisii tnn ntl i it it in United States would discuss all aspects of the Korean issue with Che Pyongyang Key West International Deputy Stewart said the pilot of the twinengine plane told the interceptor pilots that nest of Albuqujhe didnt know how to land the He was unhurt and Body of Found by Roadside Field AWOL Soldier Faces Charge SAN AP A rabbit hunter found the body of wealthy young Michael Robi neau Monday night in a cotton to end a twoday search for Colorado Officers charged an AWOL soldier from today with mur der with Charged was Miguel Galligas absent without leave irom Sam from which had just finished six months duty as an Army reservist recently back from was escorted to the po lice station at 130 miles northwest of by Ms father Ybarra was charged with go ing AWOL the day Robineau left Sam Ybarra was already being sought before his An Sldorado liquor store operator said he saw Robineau inside a car while a young man gave identification which tallied with that of the wanted Texas Ranger Ailee questioned wanted soldier and plans were made to take him from Odessa to San Investigators began a pains aking effort to retrace the movements of Members of the family had said it was not unusual for Robi neau to give a hitchhiker a As a son of the late Robi Denver sportsman and president of Frontier Refining he was a reputed heir to Revision of Gl Loan Program Asked by LBJ and in a town WASHINGTON AP Presi of about in the central iden Johnson asked Congress to A midafternoon report had jday to revise the GI home loan program so veterans can buy man for the South Korean For charged with grand In a spokes Deputy James Stewart of the Monroe County Sheriffs Depart eign Ministry said it was said h did not know thinkable that the United States hold bilateral talks with he North where Hall was headed but said the plane was flying south in the i direction of Cuba when inter 1 think he was pulling their Stewart adding that the man did a pretty good job of flying The owner of the plane was identified as Frank Peter Lang kammer of said guerrillas were still in conbetter more expensive trol of parts of Hoi 365 miles In a sPecial Johnson northeast of Saigon The siluaalso caUed for a new law to helP tion was not clear at other subsidize veterans who train points of attackKontom andthemselves for teacWngPolice Ban Me Thuot in the highlands and fire fighting hospital and at Tuy Hoa and Qui Nhon employment and jobs in the an on the jtipoveny Associated Press Correspondf05 mijlion See VIETNAM on page Further Search for Bodies in Secret Arkansas Graves Planned After 3 Skeletons Uncovered CUMMINS PRISON A 10man committee was State HosPital for nlsine lected to formulate plans for the building of model homes at lowcost rales in Members were Waiter Ar thur Dumas and President Franklin Roose velt became a founder of a new National Foundation for In charged in the hulking 30year slayings of to j convict who led prison officials unmarked graveyard in fantile Paralysis he purchased control when a certificate from Thomas sur geon general of the Public Health Three GIVEAWAY M r Erina first green trailer on Stringtown road in The 19yearold AWOL soldier an which three skeletons were found here Monday said today is charged killings last i he had helped bury 10 or 12 XT u P November of Patrick and Sharon both of on the prison grounds in the Rueben said he Clark Confirmed WASHINGTON The Senate today confirmed unani mously the nomination of Clark Clifford to become secretary of and Everett Dirksen called him a patriot who merits the confidence and the trust of the President Johnsons choice of the Washington long a White House to succeed Robert McNamara at the Pentagon was approved on a voice without believed there were per sons buried at and he told If yall will look at the you would say the same Edwin Barren of Little the prison said after the skeletons of three men were uncovered in crude wood en coffins Monday afternoon that an investigation started by Prison Thomas Murton might turn up as many as if not more Digging which were to have resumed were halted for the time being This would 12 months beginning July The chief executive urged that I the maximum guarantee on GI home loans be increased to from These guar lantees normally cover about 35 jper cent of the value of a which means a higher guaran i OKLAHOMA CITY AP jtee would make available larger superintendent j loans for better of schools at visited with Johnson said the ceiling i members of Dewey guarantees had been in effect Pryor School Chief Silent on Prospects For Filling Vacancy C4 4 13 1 L I I f i vii gum ill as Mate Police took charge ot We will continue to dig as said he was glad that some Letts staff Monday but for years and was adequate the long as we have graves to had been removed from to discuss the possibility he Jin 1950 but no longer so in to We don t see any use in digjsaid who had orderedthe which he said prisonerswould be chosen the next housing He said ging any more at this 11 the search of the prison grounds think we need to see what we have said Bill Struebing of the Criminal Inves tigation Division of the State Po It might be two weeks and it might be two days before I can tell you he I have to do some groundword be fore we can do that He said the bodies of a num ber of inmates who died at the prison had gone and he said he could not say if the skeletons might be unclaimed Struehing and two other troop ers began checking the files to day of a prisoner called Johnson had told Barren he helped bury Jake at the site 1947 after Jake was beaten to to check convict reports that inas Bodys because this mates had been killed and sewas something that had been cretly buried at the prisonworrying him for and some wardens referred to I superintendent of public instruclthe increase he recommended through the would help the veteran to pur a is the I chase a decent home and get center of the search for a new i the financing protection which Johnson said he had not let it i superintendent to succeed I feel reasonably certain that I be known before that he knew hate Oliver outwhere bodies had because nobody there are more bodies Barren Discovery of the bodies was j about the latest in a series of revelaj He said he knew of another tions about Arkansas prisonsite about three miles from conditions that have shocked the skeletons were recov thethe law promises The President said his pro been buried I Any announcement will have Veterans in the Public asked mejto come from Service Act would provide in i Creech icentives to channel the lalenls state and the I saw quite a few of them buried and I helped bury about 10 or said who has been imprisoned here for ev ery Christmas except one since He said most of the buried in mates had been shot with a a shotgun or just beaten to a heavyset sixfoot ered Monday where at least an other 12 persons were who was first sent to prison in 1937 on a conviction of killing his brother with a rifle and has been in and out of pris on on charges of robbery or pa role claimed that all the superintendents who have served at Cummins knew that the graveyard See PRISON on page The Pryor superintendent also i of the veterans to die most ur visited with employes of thegent needs of rural and urban state Department of Capital sources said Creech would be named to the He gave tills example of the veteran who wants to teach in he post j vi probably late tills week anda deprived area also predicted a bill to boost the j salary from to annually would be Creech is the only candidate for the job who has conferred with Bartlett personally and is the only candidate who returned to the governors office for other While he is getting the schooling that will qualify him for he will draw addi tional benefits of a month for every month he agrees to to three years of such extra While he is actually on the See LOANS on page
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