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News-Palladium, The (Newspaper) - November 16, 1968, Benton Harbor, MichiganMichigan s biggest buy for Reader and for advertiser final edition Benton Harbor Mich. Saturday november in Lees 20 pages Ioc weather forecast occasional rain Likely. Low tonight 32 to 42. High sunday 38 to 42. Temperatures High 45, at 3 p. M. Low 37, at 6 a. M. 12 n. 6 p. M. 9 p. M. 44 43 .40 12 a. 39 3 a. M. 6 a. M. 9 a. M. 12 n. 38 37 39 42 readings from Fri. Noon to sat. Noon uniform school Day criticized Bishops Compromise on Pill urge abolition of peacetime draft Calls Washington a the nation s roman Catholic Bish Ops have offered a measure of Freedom to married couples to use artificial birth control but Little immediate help to dissident priests who clamoured for them to take a stand. In a Compromise pastoral letter the National Council of Catholic Bishops firmly defended Friday Pope Paul i s continuing ban on All Arit fical contraception. But Climax of a week of fierce debate they said Cou Ples who break the ban will not he turned away from the Church and communion. The Bishops suggested circumstances May reduce moral although they did not go As far As listing any Circum stances. Called Compromise the pastoral letter viewed As a Compromise in the fierce Church fight Over birth control was passed by an overwhelming 180-8 vote at the Windup of a week Long conference. The Bishops statement stirred one new dispute immediately Over the Vietnam War and the failed to silence an other Over priests punished for Public dissent. The Catholic Hierarchy openly questioned the Worth of the War and asked has the conflict in Vietnam provoked inhuman dimensions of the Bishops urged an end to the military draft in peacetime. And called for selective conscientious objection to military service for those who May feel Only a specific War is unjust. Gen Lewis b. Hershey 75 year old director of the draft said the Church was encroach ing on politics not voicing a religious objection. They want it so the individual can pick his War and thais a political Hershey said. Forty Washington priests penalized by Patrick Cardinal o Boyle for supporting a Choice of conscience on birth control hailed the Bishops statement As a Victory. Our position has been hindi the priests said in a for Mal announcement calling for the Cardinal to lift the penalties. It s not Over but a spokesman for them cautioned that it would be rash to say that the controversy is Over until and unless the Cardi Nal acts. There was no comment from the Washington chancery. The pastoral letter steered carefully Clear of any specific mention of the Washington Dis Pute and the Church leaders added that it was hot binding on member Bishops. The statement defended Dis sent but Only when voiced with prudence and without scandal. The Long simmering birth control rebellion exploded in controversy after the Pope Reaf firmed the Church s ban on All artificial contraception last july. The . Bishops acknowledged that Many catholics had hoped the Pope would scrap the ban. The Church Hierarchy backed see Back Page Sec. 1, col. L two die in fiery Buchanan crash including Niles Man Buchanan a 49-year-old Niles Man and a seven year old boy from Chicago were killed and six other persons were injured in a flaming two car crash at . Friday at the intersection of us-12 and South Bend Road South of Buchanan. Dead Are George Payne 49, of 119 fourth Street Niles and Ricky Lee Shepherd 7, of Chicago. Their deaths bring the Consolation Bobby Eugene Ledbetter 21, con soles his wife mrs. Kathy Louise Ledbetter 18, while they wait help after1 she was injured when their automobile overturned Friday on a Rural Road near Concord n. C. He had draped her in his shirt and a Towel. A wire photo nato caught asleep in czech invasion Brussels a nals Allied military officials acknowledged privately today the North Atlan in treaty organization s Alert system was found to be faulty and largely ineffective after the russian led invasion of Czecho Slovakia. As a result orders have been issued by the supreme com Mander of the Allied Powers in Europe Gen. Lyman l. Lem Nitzer for the reorganization of nato s Alert procedures. This process is now under Way. Spokesman for Lemnitzer declined official comment on statements made in London Fri Day by lord Wigg a former British labor minister. Wigg said something of a fiasco developed within nato after the czechoslovak invasion aug. 20-21. He asserted key offi cers in communications lines of command were not available to pass along orders for a Europe wide standby decided upon As one Way of demonstrating the Alliance s concern Over the thrust by the soviet Union and four of its Warsaw pact allies. But nato s Secretary general manlio Brosio told newsmen the nato Council never in fact decided to Call an Alert. Us bans sororities racial Bias Ann Arbor efforts of the University of Michigan panhellenic Council to ban to in tally discriminatory prac Brosio said lord ices by Campus sororities were i Wigg s charges Are lacking the backed by the University s essential basis of truth.11 Berrien county traffic death toll to 53 this year. Young Shepherd s father Mother Grandfather and two Sisters were All hospitalized in the crash along with Clarence Adcox 46, of 533 Lake Street Niles owner of the car in which Payne was Riding. Ernest Lee Shepherd jr., 28, father of Ricky was listed in satisfactory condition this morn ing at South Bend memorial Hospital where he was Transfer red from Niles Pawa Ting hos Pital. The boy s Grandfather Ernest Lee Shepherd sr., 57, of men Don was listed in poor condition in the intensive care unit at Pawa Ting Hospital. Adcox was reported i fair condition in Pawa Ting s intensive car unit. The Hospital reported that Ricky s Mother mrs. Lepla Shepherd 23, is in fair condition and his two Sisters Donna 4, and Shiela 5, Are in Good condition. Police report Niles state police said a station Wagon occupied by and Cox and Payne was southbound on South Bend Road when it apparently drove into the path of the Shepherd car driven by Ernest Shepherd jr., which was eastbound on us-12. Occupants of both cars were thrown out of the vehicles and the Adcox station Wagon burst into flames police reported the b Ertrand township Volunteer fire department was at the scene for Over an hour extinguishing the fire and washing Down the Highway according to fire chief Adam Koontz. State police said the Accident remains under investigation and no summons has been issued at this time. Because both and Cox and Payne were thrown from the station a g on officers said they were unable to de t Ermine who was driving. P Ayne was an employee of 53 Auto deaths in Berrien county in 1968 i Clark equip ment co. In Buchanan. F u n e Ralar Range ments for both Clark and the Shepherd boy were incomplete at Pifer funeral Home in Niles. George c. Payne was born in see Back Page Sec. 1, col. 3 Board of regents Friday. Despite the Secretary Gener Bisi iop John Wright reads statement the Issue concerned the rules ars disclaimer French officials of some sororities which do not said positively an Alert was or Ermit a girl to pledge if sheared. Fails to receive a recommend a another informant said in Tion from an Alumna or if an one Way the in Alumna requests that the girl not be pledged. The us panhellenic Council has told sororities that unless their National organization agreed to drop such rules at the next National meeting the local chapter will be barred from accepting new members. Nixon plot suspect is out on Bond new York a _ a yemeni Arab accused of plot Ting to assassinate president elect Richard m. Nixon has been released on Bond. I live America i m said Ahmed rage Namer 43, in his lawyer s office Friday after his release. Vasion did us in nato some thing of a enabled us to discover holes in our Alert procedures. These deficiencies now Are in the process of being Index to inside pages Section one editorials twin cities news Page 3 women s Section pages 4, 6, 7 Church news Ann Landers building news obituaries Page 10 Jackie is victim of burglars staying at sister s Koine in England trouble the first time out the Brand new swedish luxury liner Boheme lists atop an underwater Rock after running aground just one hour after sailing from Stockholm on her Maiden voyage to Florida. Craft ran aground in the Skerries Between the swedish capital and the open Baltic sea. At right is the warning Light. There were no casualties among the Crew or the 120 passengers. A wire photo by Cable from Stockholm Nixon not trying to be co president Miami Fla. A Richard m. Nixon disclaims any Effort to make himself co president with jurisdiction Over foreign policy in Advance of his in Augu he still maintains that to be valid any Long term commitments abroad need his approval. That in essence is the Posi Tion the president elect took and made Public through a top aide after president Johnson made Clear his determination to remain firmly in command until Jan. 20. Bryce n. Harlow an assistant to the president elect Tele phoned Johnson thursday night got a Call Back from the presi Dent Friday. And sources said Harlow had assured Johnson that Nixon was not attempting to presume upon the constitutional authority of the presi As for Johnson a Nixon associate said the president tried to make it Clear that constitutionally there is one presi Dent of the United states there Are no co presidents with which or. Nixon is in perfect this statement came after hours of apparent discord be tween Johnson and his Republican successor Over Nixon s Lakeside Man gets masterpiece Back Lakeside a 300-year-old Rembrandt etching which be Longs to a Lakeside Man was returned to the Harper College Binghampton night Little Turville Heath England _ busters broke into the Binghampton big cars Ouke Siw Art gallery in n.y., thursday More than a Day after it was stolen. The four by six Inch etching valued at and entitled Christ disputing the is being returned to its owner John d. Wilson of Lakeside. Mrs. Wilson said this morning she had been notified Friday morning that the etching had been returned. Professor Mihcael Milkovich director of the gallery told police a Man from the present Day to the old masters. She said he travels to colleges and universities throughout the United states u displaying the prints and lecturing on the process of making the prints. At the time of the theft. Mrs. Wilson said her husband had been showing prints to the Art department of Harper College. Immediate role in foreign affairs. Deal with lbs Nixon said thursday that he and Johnson had worked out an arrangement for prior Consulta Tion on foreign policy matters. He said this was done in connection with his monday pledge that foreign policy decisions of the present administration would be honoured by the next. In order to make this a viable arrangement it is of course necessary that there be a prior consultation on such pol icy Nixon said thursday and that the presi Dent elect not Only be informed but that he be consulted and that he agree to the course of action. Nixon a Knowles that the arrangement was not precise As to what would happen if he did not agree. Then Johnson spoke at a White House news conference Friday the decisions that will be made Between now and Jan. 20 will be made by this presi Dent and by this Secretary of state and by this Secretary of country mansion Luuru Home where telephoned that the etching was mrs. Aristotle Onassis is staying i under the door of the gallery and made off with several thou office. Milkovich said he found j Sand dollars Worth of jewels a the undamaged etching in a British newspaper reported to sealed White envelope. Day. Mrs. Wilson said she had been police inspector John Cham told the etching had been taken Berlin told newsmen i velour of the Frame when said her Thieu May end Paris Boycott won t recognize Viet Cong envoys he spoke slowly emphatically and swung his hand to under score the Point. However Nixon sources said Harlow concluded his Telephone conversations with the White House convinced that there is no misunderstanding or disagree ment Between the president and his successor. Educators fight state dictation not to say any evening Standard said the gems were stolen from the Home of Princess Lee Radziwill sister of mrs. Onassis who is spending the weekend there with her multimillionaire greek husband. I some of the jewelry stolen is believed to belong to mrs. Onas Sis the former mrs. John f. Kennedy. I Chamberlain a local Detec Tive inspector said i can Nei Page 21 Thor confirm nor deny at the moment the robbery As i have Reship Page 5 Page 6 Page 8 Section two been told not to say Scotland Yard said mrs. On Assis who had special Ameri can secret. Service guards be fore her marriage to the greek area highlights shipping tycoon is now regard j 12.5 tons constituted unspecified sports pages 12, 13, 14 comics to radio Page 15 markets Page 16 Page led As just a weather forecast Page in classified ads pages 17, 18, 10 the 39-year old widow of president Kennedy has been Given no special Protection since her arrival Here thursday night. Ing a delegation to the Paris t i peace talks which he has boy Jalc Lullin coated for two weeks. The sources said he is ready to Send a negotiating team if i Washington assures it a leading role in the talks. They said he would still refuse to recognize i the Viet Cong s National libera i lion front but would allow his incr nov

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