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Brownwood Bulletin (Newspaper) - May 9, 1975, Brownwood, Texas GOOD AFTERNOON is a sumlfiafy of sortie dtftfoysieadlfig nets Laos AP Angry Laotian protesting rising prices and foreign economic attacked the Embassy throw ing rocks and attempting to haul down the NEW YORK The higher livestock prices that helped cause the latest boost in the Wholesale Price index are likely to mean more ex pensive hot ham burgers and steaks for summer Brownwood Bulletin 175 ten Cents Doily Sundoy twentyfive Cents STUDENT PRESSURE Five quit Laotian cabinet lPWtrt t Laos Five Laotian cabinet ministers closely identified with policies have resigned under mounting pressure from student groups and labor highly placed sources said The reported resignations mean Prime Minister Prince Souvanna Phouma will have to reshuffle his cabinet and seem certain to mean the Communist line Pathet who hold six cabinet portfolios under the terms of the 1973 ceasefire will emerge In a vastly strengthened Word of the resignations came as Laotian students angered over rising prices threw rocks at the Embassy and tried to haul down the American A Marine grabbed the flag from two students before it hit the ground and police drove the students from the The reported resignations include Defense Minister Sisouk Na Champassak and Finance Minister Ngon the sources There was no official Ngon was reported to have left for Thailand on his way to Sisouk was believed to be in the Southern Mekong river town of Others who reportedly resigned were Khamphay minister of public Tianethone Chan deputy minister for foreign affairs and Houmphanh deputy minister for public Saigon radio re ports said long distance buses and trains are beginning serv ices in South Vietnam where for years flying was the only safe way to Cambodia reported that it had begun a campaign to clean up the stink and pungent smells left behind by the and to open its chief Kompong Associated Press correspond ent Peter OLoughlin reported from Vientiane that the demon stration by more than stu See CABINET on Page 2A says he still likes school plan AUSTIN AP Dolph Briscoe conferred about school finance today with House Speaker Bill Clayton and later said several times that he was not discouraged about the outlook for his weighted pupil Clayton earlier had told re porters there just werent the votes to pass the governors Briscoe would not admit that to reporters but in answer to a question as to why the weighted pupil concept had not caught on with the he an Probably a lot of it is lack of complete understanding about itwhat it how it would I am not discouraged about it at this he When asked if he was doing anything to combat that lack of Briscoe said We have been working on We will continue work ing on that to give a better un derstanding of the concept of the program and how it will af fect each The weighted pupil approach would base school spending on the number of pupils in various kinds of programs in each dis recognizing that some programs cost more than oth Falling inventories good news for economists WASHINGTON AP The Com merce Department reported today that inventories of the nations businesses fell by a record billion in showing that the inventory liquidation necessary for an economic recovery was Administration economists say businesses must reduce their massive stockpiles of goods before production of new goods can When new production it will mean more The declines in in March occurred at all levels of the They were down million at the manufacturing million at retail and million at the Commerce Department said sales declined even faster than inventories in which would be a disturbing development if the trend of lower sales continues in months The administration has been counting oh consumer purchasing of goods to help lead the nations economy out of its current Sales declined per cent at the manufacturing per cent at retail and per cent at As a result of the decline in the socalled stocktosales ratio stood at in up from in February and a year The ratio means that businesses had stockpiles of goods sufficient to meet months of sales at the current level of The March decline in inventories exceeded the previous record fall of million set in The decline in inventories for the first three months of which totaled was a quarterly ex ceeding the previous threemonth high of billion in the second quarter of Senate okays primary plan MUSIC MAKERS Polishing off final details for the spring concert of the Howard Payne University symphony band from Rusty Jack Waldrop and Keith The concert is scheduled for 8 Saturday in the Brownwood High BUT HOW MUCH Aid drawing solid support WASHINGTON AP Con gress is demonstrating solid support for emergency aid to Indochina refugees but not for the full million requested by President There were some indications that aid might not be approved so quickly as Ford de spite these actions in Congress on Thursday House Judiciary Com mittee voted 30 to 4 to approve an unlimited authorization bill for the House foreign oper ations appropriations subcom which sets the dollar amounts to be approved million in a cut from Fords million Senate voted 91 to 1 to welcome the voice the Senate approved use of leftover Viet nam military aid money for the Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield called for time for thought and delib Ford had hoped for action by next week but only House action is now expected by that The Senate cannot act until it receives the measure from the where all money bills must Fords request for mil lion for up to refugees was cut by the appropriations subcommittee with the idea of prorating it to the about refugees that have actually been counted so Subcommittee members con tended some of the figures in Fords estimate were clearly overstated but said the fact is that Congress has no idea how much the refugee programs will Top students take awards at Bwood Junior High Top students for J97f 75 in all three grades and the American Legion citizenship awards headlined traditional honors assembly recognitions at Brownwood Junior High School this Receiving the citizenship awards were Gary son of and ioyd and Cindi daughter of and jjnyny Top students ssholasOcjJly in the 9th grade include Miller Pit son of Jean Sparks Michael son of Gene Hit chcock Qayla daughter of and Ms Sherman Kirin daughter of and MrsGreg lerry Csria daughter of and James Berry and Isenhower were also recognised for having been an honor student all three years in Brownwood Junior Highest ranking students in the school are 97 946 and Honored as the topranking grade students were Greg son of and George Pittman James son of and David Bullion John son of John Harkey Helen daughter of and Beivin Lindji daughter of and Herman French and Denise daughter of and Mrs Donald Recognized as the top 7th grade students were Greg son of and Alton Marwitz Jay son of and Isham James son of and Hallum Karen daughter of and MrsKenneth Wesson Kim daughter of and Roy Ambrester and I4ga daughter of end MrsCarroll Awards also went to students for other accomplishments In academic and extracurricular activities for the finally cost and that they likely will climb above Judiciary Committee approv al of the unlimited authorization clears the way for House action next Tuesday or The authorization bill contains no money figure and the Appropriations Committee plans to put the separate million appropriation bill to a vote The House must pass the authorizing bill before it can take up the appro priations The only no vote in the Senate action was cast by William Mark said his bill to permit use of military aid for the refugees would provide at least mil lion and possibly as much as The Senate ap proved it by voice Off the 27 senators signed a letter saying it would be a tragedy if a few vocal ponents were able to prevent congressional action neces sary to find jobs and a fresh start for those whose lives have been shattered by the fall of South But there was also Saying he wants no hired rightwing political in James introduced a bill slash ing aid to million and pro hibiting the Pentagon or the CIA from hiring any Vietnamese who participated in the con troversial Phoenix which was designed by the CIA to eliminate Viet Cong BROWNWOOD AREA Clear to partly cloudy and a little cooler tonight and Low tonight in the high Saturday in the Maximum temperature here Thursday overnight low Sunset today sunrise Saturday AUSTIN AP Senators fi nally approved the Bentsen presidential primary bill today while House members had a heated floor fight over The Senate voted 197 to ap prove a conference committee report on the presidential pri mary Tom DFort said he would seek a final decision in the House if 1 have the House action stalled for close to an hour when Joe Pen suddenly moved to instruct the House Revenue and Taxation Com mitee to report out a bill in creasing oil and gas production Estimates of revenue from the bill varied but Pentony said it would produce enough money to beef up spending on public schools while enabling school districts to reduce property Joe DBlooming committee and Ron sponsor of the appeared close to blows after Waters walked away from the micro phone and declined to discuss a conversation the two apparent ly had held earlier about the With Dolph Briscoe de claring he would veto any new Wyatt said his policy was against holding any hearing on a tax bill unless requested by an eightmember majority of his If the bill is there are going to be several thousand HP chimeout slated Saturday Traditional chimeout ceremonies for graduating Howard Payne University seniors will begin Saturday at 6 in front of Old Main on Center Parents and friends of the graduating seniors will witness the transferring of symbolic responsibility to the junior Roger HPU president will be on hand along with outgoing student body president Larry Sparks and incoming president Jim A presidents reception for students and guests will be held on the lawn of Old Main im mediately following the gas wells in this state shut down because that would be the effect of raising the severance tax by 10 per cent from per said Fred There were boos and shouts of Listen to I know the oil Agnich Pentony said existing state revenue was some million short of doing what is right for the teachers and what is right for the school If we raise million for we can correspond ingly reduce the amount of money put into education by lo cal and all that money is property he The motion The presidential primary bill has been a major issue since early in the The bill would selfdestruct after the 1976 primary in which Lloyd Bentsen will seek to control the Texas delegation to the Democratic presidential nominating Bent sen is an announced candidate for the White Still pending is a Senate passed bill raising the ceiling on jobless benefits to but Thursdays vote might have killed it as NO WALLFLOWERS No pnjy artists the play wall at The development of the park is a project of the parks department of the City of Brownwood and the art education class of Howard Payue University under direction of Charlie Students w doing the art work from original Artists from left to rigfcit working m whimsicaj caterpillar are Lemuel and Eraestina DeLa BuMlB ftefe
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