Brownwood Bulletin, October 17, 1975

Brownwood Bulletin

October 17, 1975

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Brownwood Bulletin (Newspaper) - October 17, 1975, Brownwood, Texas SB GOOD AFTERNOON NEW YORK (AF) - New York City tottered on the brink of financial collapse today, its treasuries virtually empty and a rescue plan shattered by the last-minute refusal of a teachers’ union to allow the use of pension funds. ¥ ¥ ¥ Some 2,000 teachers are expected in Brownwood Oct. 26-27 for a district Texas State Teachers Assn. convention. See below. ¥ ¥ ¥ WASHINGTON (AP) -The CIA was prepared to pay the Mafia up to $100,000 to kill Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba at the time of the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, according to informed sources. ¥ ¥ ¥ “Great” is the summary to date for the harvest of values sale underway in Brownwood with Saturday expected to be the big day. See below. ¥ ¥ ¥ WASHINGTON (AP) -Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is making his eighth trip to China, a routine journey to prepare for - President Ford’s visit there later this year. Temperatures well into the 40s are expected in Mid-Texas tonight. See below. ¥ ¥ ¥ BLANCO, Tex. - This is first anniversary of suicide by Southwestern Bell executive T.O. Gravitt, which touched off public reaction against the giant telephone company. ¥ ¥ ¥ DALLAS - Trial court judge defers putting new Dallas school integration plan innto force pending approval from appellate court. ¥ ¥ ¥ BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Peronist movement mustered supporters — and heavy security precautions — for a big rally in the Plaza de Mayo today to demonstrate support for President Isabel Per on. ¥ ¥ ¥ RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Recruiting began today for a march of 350,000 unarmed Moroccan civilians into the Spanish Sahara to reinforce their government’s claim to the northern part of the disputed territory and its rich phosphate deposits. ¥ ¥ ¥ The Weather Fair and a little cooler tonight, fair Saturday.Brownwood Bulletin Sixteen Pages Today Two Sections Brownwood, Texas Friday, October 17, 1975 Volume 76 No. 3 Ten Cents Daily Sunday Twenty-five Cents Texas crash kills 4 ★ Search on after 3 other crackups ★ Colorado educator featured speaker Dr. Earl Re urn of Lakewood, Colo., coordinator of student activities for the Jefferson County Public School District, will be featured speaker at the annual district convention for District XV, Texas State Teachers Assn., Sunday and Monday Oct. 26-27 in Brownwood. Mrs. Mary R. Bates, Brady educator who is president of TST A District XV, expects over 2,000 members to attend. The district covers 18 counties and most public schools in the district will dismiss classes on Monday so teachers can attend WEATHER BROWNWOOD AREA Fair tonight and Saturday, a little cooler tonight. Low tonight in the 40s, high Saturday in the 70s. Maximum temperature here Thursday 77, overnight low 49. Sunset today 7:03, sunrise Saturday 7:42. the convention. The program will begin with* certification of delegates at 3:30 Sunday at the Holiday Inn. The annual meeting of the House of Delegates for District XV will be held at 4 p.m. to be followed by dinner. The Monday general session will begin at 9 a.m. at the Brownwood Coliseum, with Mrs. Bates presiding, Larry Yawn, TSTA state president, will bring greetings from TSTA and the National Education Assn. Educational exhibits will be open to those attending the convention. Sectional meetings will be held at various locations in Brownwood to conclude the convention Monday afternoon. Reum, the featured speaker for the general session will speak on “Secrets of the Universe.” No newcomer to conferences and state conventions, he has been consultant at more than 300 state student council workshops and 60 state conventions. In addition to having taught English, speech and social studies, Dr. Reum is an accomplished magician and ventriloquist. He has performed in more than 1,200 shows for PTAs, the Red Cross, and the USO. By The Associated Press A fiery plane crash in South Texas took four lives as death and destruction rode the mostly clear skies over the state Thursday night. Searchers sought today bodies or survivors from at least three other crackups. Authorities said, contrary to an earlier report, that none perished in still another crash. All involved private aircraft. The four persons were killed about IO p.m. as their plane hit utility wires, plunged into a plowed field, exploded and burned a few miles west of Robstown, northwest of Corpus Christi. However, County Medical Examiner Dr. Joseph Rupp was able later to identify the four dead as Mr. and Mrs. George J. Parker and Dr. and Mrs. Phillip Kassner. Parker was 32 and Kassner was 40. All were from Corpus Christi. “All were burned beyond recognition,” a state police spokesman said, adding that the bodies remained in the wreckage hours later pending medical examination. No identification of the victims was expected before this evening. About two hours earlier a small Cessna dived into Lake Hawkins, about 30 miles north of Tyler in East Texas. Officers said none was killed, however, as they at first understood. Officers said a 15-year-old patient who walked away from the Rusk State Hospital three days ago was at the controls of the Lake Hawkins craft, which had been reported stolen at Jacksonville, 27 miles south of Tyler. He crawled through a window after suffering minor injuries. Four game wardens in a boat rescued him off a wing tip. Leaders of a Civil Air Patrol search in West Texas for a missing P51 fighter plane reported, meanwhile, that a private plane with four persons aboard had disappeared between Fort Stockton and San Angelo. The single engine Cherokee left San Angelo en route to Lufkin in East Texas via Lometa and Waco. In the course of a nightlong hunt for that aircraft, officers sent out word they had found pieces of light plane wreckage in the Neches River bottom west of Diboll in Angelina County but there was no sign of bodies in the deep mud and dense forest there. Authorities said a tail section was the largest piece of the red and white debris, and they were checking to see whether it could have been a Beech Bonanza believed to have been flying from Arlington toward Nacogdoches. There was no word on the occupants or their identity. Meanwhile CAP and other personnel joining in the search effort said there was no trace of the San Angelo-to-Lufkin craft, a yellow and white Cherokee. Another search was resumed today for the P51, a World War II vintage craft which disappeared Wednesday with two persons on board. BHS LEADERS — Brownwood High School student council officers for the 1975-76 school year include Janie Gardner, left, vice president; James Isom, president; and Fredelyn Walters, secretary. (Bulletin Photo) FORD EYES CRISIS NYC on brink of collapse NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Abraham Beame kept an “open line” to the White House today as President Ford met with high-level government officials to discuss the economic crisis that was forcing New York City to the brink of financial collapse. State and city officials worked frantically here and in Albany, the state capital, to shore up a multimillion-dollar package of pension funds to Briscoe stand stirs controversy in Austin AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - Gov. Briscoe’s opposition to the proposed state constitution which goes to the hands of voters Nov. 4 has stirred up a hornet’s nest among top state officials. One of the most outraged responses came from Rep. Joe Allen, a Baytown Democrat, who wrote Briscoe that the governor’s stand is “a personal affront to the legislature and every member is elected to serve in the House and Senate, most of whom have sacrificed more than anyone of your vast wealth could possibly comprehend in order to serve the people of this state.” Alien suggested Briscoe may want to resign because “a governor who is unwilling to as- Twffiiifl8 sume additional responsibilities, be more accountable to the people, make tough decisions, exercise his authority and provide leadership, should...yield his office to one better able and more willing to serve the people.” Rep. Bill Sullivan^ D-Gain-esville, said in a statement Briscoe has contributed little to the revision effort. “With Texas in such dire need of an efficient, economical state government, it was my thought during the convention and is now that the governor should either lead, follow or get out of the way of those who are trying to improve the situation. He has done none of those things.” mmemu mf h 7 H) * meet $453 million in debt obligations the city faced today. The amount to avoid default was reduced to $394 million in late morning, when the city’s ll major commerical banks said they had agreed not to press for $59 million in city notes due for redemption today. At the city controller’s office, a spokesman said holders of $250 million in notes had already filed for redemption and that several firms, mostly brokers, showed up today with about $30 million more in notes. He said they were given recep-its saying they would be exchanged for cash at 2 p.m. — if the cash or its equivalent is available. In Albany, the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest, cleared the way for the state comptroller to use state police pension funds to raise $250 million for the cash-drained city. But a hitch developed in New York City when the United Federation of Teachers continued to refuse to commit $150 million in its retirement funds toward a complex $2.3 billion bailout plan that the state government had put together a month ago to keep New York solvent through November. Albert Shanker, president of the teachers’ union, met with Beame, but the nature of the discussions was not disclosed. Shanker said, however, that he had not changed his position on the use of teacher pension funds. “I deeply regret that one group is singled out when there are plenty of others with funds, and no pressure is applied on them,” Shanker said. President Ford, meanwhile, called a meeting at the White House with his Treasury secretary, budget director and the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers to discuss the crisis. Ford has expressed strong opposition to any federal aid to rescue the city, and a White House spokesman said his position had not changed. “This does not imply a change in policy in any way,” the spokesman said. On bond markets, analysts said activity was quiet and relatively calm, with most investors apparently awaiting the outcome of the day’s events. Bonds issued by the Municipal Assistance Corp. (Big MAC), the agency set up to try to stave off default, were trading a half point to a point lower. On the stock market, the crisis pushed some New York City bank stocks broadly lower in heavy trading, while must others were off fractionally. Gov. Hugh Carey’s press secretary said banks and the Federal Reserve System were being asked to stay open an extra hour, until 4 p.m., to give city and state officials more time to try to work out a solution. There was no immediate answer to the request. Prospective default raised the Depression kicks up flooding rains NEW ORUE ANS (AP) - A soggy tropical depression and a low pressure system teamed up over southern Mississippi today and began pushing northeastward, dumping torrential rains. The storm left flooding along the Gulf Coast, some evacuations and one death. Police said Elizabeth Crowe-ry, 14, of Jackson, Miss., drowned Thursday night when she fell into Town Creek near her home and was pulled under. Her body was recovered about two blocks downstream. Twenty-five persons were evacuated from suburban Jackson homes and five families were forced from their homes in a flood-prone subdivision of Vicksburg, Miss. Bude, Miss., was drenched IO inches of rain Thursday and Jackson had seven inches. Several towns in louisiana and Mississippi reported eight inches of rain. danger of immediate, major disruptions of the city’s life — massive furloughs of city employes, payless paydays, unpaid welfare benefits, school closings and perhaps even a loss of some police and fire protection. Some financial anaylysts have warned that default could undermine the stability of the nation’s entire financial system and threaten the economic recovery. Others, including the top economic policymakers of the Ford administration, have disputed that view Sources close to the talks with the teachers’ union said Shanker wanted assurances that the city would back off from such planned economy measures as teacher layoffs and wage freezes, but that he was rebuffed by Gov. Carey. Finally, just before I a.m. the pension fund’s board of trustees voted formally not to make the investment, although pledging to meet later in the day to reconsider the action. Asked at that time if a reversal was possible, Reuben Mitchell, a union member of the board, said “I don’t really think it’s likely, but there is a possibility.” A grim-faced Felix Rohatyn, who heads MAC and has been involved in the city’s fiscal crisis all year, declared that “if this stands, the likelihood is very great that we will default.” The immediate loss from a default would be only to holders of the city’s debt, ranging from banks to small private investors. But within a week the city would face payrolls and welfare payments for which it would have little or no cash. Rohatyn said that in that event, the city might furlough nonessential employes in order to conserve its resources for such critical functions as police and fire protection. Shoppers reaping the fall harvest “Going great,” is how Andy Kohn, chairman of the city wide fall harvest sale which began here Wednesday and ends Saturday, sums up the program to date. “Many of the shoppers are not only from Brownwood but from surrounding areas,” he said. Kohn said most of the merchants report crowded stores and shopping areas of the city are heavy with traffic. The fall harvest sale, sponsored by Brownwood Chamber of Commerce, is actually a first for the city. Only the summer sidewalk sale held in connection with the Brown County rodeos even resembles the fall event. However, the big difference between the two is that the fall harvest sale is featuring sales inside the stores. Saturday will be the final day for the sale and those who shop will literally “reap the harvest” Kohn said. In addition many groups and organizations have indicated they arc going to set up various refreshments booths in front of merchants stores This is just an extra bonus for the shoppers who plan to take advantage of the last day of the fall harvest sale,” Kohn said. All merchandise, featured as bargains for the event, will go back to regular prices on Monday, Kohn reminded shoppers. share Nobel Prizes VICTORY CHEERS? — Early Longhorns win be out to snatch victory from the Bangs Dragons when they clash tonight for the title of Brown County Class A football champions in a key District 10-A tilt. Lending vocal support to the Longhorns will be their cheerleaders, from left Pam Adams, Laura Vavrina, Karen Franks, Kelly Bullard and mascot, Leslie Rasberry. Hie game will be at Early's McDonald Field. (Bulletin Photo) STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Five scientists, including an American, won the 1975 Nobel Prizes for Chemistry and Physics on Friday for pioneer discoveries in their fields. The Swedish Academy of Science said the chemistry award is shared by John Warcup Cornforth, 58, a research professor at Sussex University in Brighton, England, and Yugoslavian-born Vladimir Prelog, 69, of Zurich. The physics award went to James Rainwater, 57, of Columbia University, and two Danes — Aage Bohr, 53, whose father Niels Bohr also won a physics Nobel prize for his nuclear research, and the younger Bohr’s collaborator, Benjamin Mottelson, 49. The chemistry awards were given for advances in understanding the three-dimensional arrangement of atoms in molecules and the functional results of the arrangement. In physics, the awards also concerned atoms, this time regarding movement of tiny particles within the atomic nucleus and how that movement affects the structure of the nucleus. Cornforth said he was “working at the bench” at Sussex University in Brighton when the “total surprise” announcement came. “I am very happy, and very happy to be sharing the prize with Professor Prelog,” he said. He took the afternoon off to be “entertained by colleagues.” Prelog, reached in Zurich at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, said he was “so overwhelmed I simply cannot find the right words to express my feelings.” Mottelson was unavailable for comment because he was on a trip to China. He was born in Chicago, 111., but became a Danish citizen in 1973 because most of his career as a physicist has taken place in Denmark. Cornforth received his half of the $143,000 chemistry prize for “his work on the stereochemistry of enzyme-catalyzed reactions,” the academy said. Prelog was cited “for his research into the ster-ochemistry of organic molecules and reactions.” Th^ Swedish Academy of Science awarded the three physicists equal shares of the $143,-000 prize, citing them for “the discovery of the connection between collective motion and particle motion in atomic nuclei and the development of the theory of the structure of the atomic nucleus based on this connection.” ;