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Columbus Daily Telegram, The (Newspaper) - November 20, 1967, Columbus, NebraskaThe number 273 eighty eighth year daily Telegram Columbus Nebraska monday november 20, 1967 evening except Loc single copy population 200 million Washington up the population of the United states officially passed the 200 million Mark today and Commerce Secretary Alexander b. Trow Bridge hailed it As an auspicious occasion for All Trowbridge and other dignitaries gathered in the main lobby of the Commerce department shortly before 11 . And looked on As Hie National census clock ticked off the 200 Millionth american. Actually the clock is probably running two years slow. The population reference Bureau says the population of the United states probably passed tile 200 Millionth Mark some Lime in 1965. But that hardly detracted from the event. This is a Day for Cerebra Trowbridge said. The 200 million Mark is an important Milestone in our nation s history. But even More it is a time for sober reflection. The continuing rapid rate of increase May bring us to the 300 million Mark by the turn of the next increase of 100 million americans in Only 33 More Light snows Are possible in Nebraska 43 at 1 . 28 Low this morning 48 High saturday 25 Low sunday 54 High sunday 59 High year ago 24 Low year ago Sunrise tuesday Sunset tuesday by United press International fair to partly Cloudy skies Are expected across Nebraska tonight with Cloudy skies and tie Chance of intermittent Light rain or tuesday. Lows tonight will be in the 20s, followed by highs tuesday of 40-45 North 45-50 South and nears tithe Panhandle. Scottsbluff and Sidney has High Reading in the state at 61. The overnight Low was 15 at Alliance. Nebraska partly Cloudy North mostly fair South tonight. A Little colder Southeast. Tues Day considerable cloudiness with Chance of intermittent rain or Snow developing North. Lows to night 20s. Highs tuesday 40-45 North and to 45-50 South. Eastern Nebraska partly Cloudy North and fair and cooler South tonight. Considerable cloudiness North increasing cloudiness North increasing cloudiness South tuesday. Chance of intermittent rain or Snow North tuesday. Lows to night mid 20s North to 25-30 South. Highs tuesday near 50 North to mid 50s South. Nebraska 5 Day fore cast for the five Day period through saturday temperatures will average near Normal. Nor Mal highs arc -10-46. Normal lows Are 21-26. Minor Day to Day changes. Little or no precipitation indicated. Mueller Bomberger Salute scheduled for thanksgiving the Columbus chamber of Commerce s ambassadors committee announces that preparations for Mueller bom Berger Day at the University of Nebraska s thanksgiving Day football game with Oklahoma Are nearly completed. Planned for the special event thursday arc banners for buses cars and groups of persons planning to attend. Pennants have been provided by the elks country club and b e h 1 e n manufacturing has provided 500 stick on decals for jackets and blouses. Reading Columbus salutes Marv Mueller and Bill the decals can be obtained free from the chamber of Commerce office by any persons planning to attend the game that Day. The game announcer on thanksgiving is scheduled to make the special announcement and at halftime Columbus students attending the University will Parade around the Field with a Large b a n n e r indicating Mueller Bomberger Day. The ambassadors committee encourages All Coin m b supporters of big red to pay a special tribute to the two outstanding and students from Columbus. Today s Index 20 pages editorial Page 6 women s news Page 11 sports Pago to comics Pago 17 classified pages 18, 19 Barry Gotschall Eagle scout rankings for Monroe boys Monroe boy scout court of Honor at the . Church sunday nov. 26, will Honor two. Monroe scouts attaining the rank of Eagle scout. They Are Bill Hurner son of or. And mrs. Ken Hurner and Barry g9lschah, son of or. And mrs. Virgil Gotschall. Roy Bower is scoutmaster of troop 213 to which the boys belong. Bill Hurner joined cub pack 213 in sept. 1961 and earned Wolf Bear and lion badges and Many Gold and Silver Arrow awards. He joined troop 213 in sept. 1964, and became Tenderfoot shortly thereafter. He advanced through second and first class to Star in july of 1966 and life scout in nov. 1966. He received his god and country award in dec. 1966. Barry Gotschall was a cub in pack 213 and earned Wolf Bear and lion badge and Many Silver and Gold arrows. In 1964 at 11 years of age Barry joined troop 213 and advanced through Tenderfoot second and first class. Star and life by sept. 1960. In feb. 1967 he received the coveted god and country award. The Public is invited to attend the Eagle court of Honor at . Sunday at the Monroe . Church in Monroe. Bill Hurner Romney against ceasing bombing Washington George Romney said today he was against cessation of . Bombing of North Vietnam unless there was reason to believe it would Lead to a worthwhile result such As Steps to neutralize Southeast Asia. The Michigan Republican starting his quest for the Republican presidential Nomina Tion As the first major announced candidate was in Washington or briefings in preparation for an overseas trip including a Stop in Vietnam. Leaders cautiously hopeful u. S. Troops May begin to return Home in two years make ready for yuletide season the City s Christmas decorations were scheduled to be put up around the downtown area today. A spokesman said however that the decorations would not be turned on until after thanksgiving on Friday at 7 . The City s Christmas decorations Are provided by the Columbus chamber of Commerce and re p 1 a c e d periodically by that organization. The City stores maintains and handles t h e decorations. Washington Ica s top military and diploma tic leaders in Vietnam Are cautiously hopeful that some . Troops though Only a Token number at first May begin returning Home within two years. We Are making steady not spectacular said ambassador Ellsworth Bunker. Now we Are in a position to accelerate our rate of pro Gen. William c. Westmore land commander of . Forces in Vietnam said that he could foresee within two years or less we will be Able to phase Down the level of our military Effort which Means that we could reduce the number of people he said this would involve withdrawal of some . Troops with the understanding that the South vietnamese will be prepared to Lake Over those functions that Are being now performed by our both met Johnson Bunker and Westmoreland appeared on a special hour Long television interview program meat the press Abc Sun Day. Both were in the United states for meetings with pres ident Johnson and congressional and diplomatic officials. Bunker cited the South vietnamese government s fight against corruption among officials land Reform tax Reform and the movement toward democracy As signs of Progress. He added that the will of the South vietnamese people to continue the War is Strong it is Westmoreland said he could Cile innumerable statistics to show that the War was being won and Progress being made but be said the most significant tiling is the attitude of the people the vietnamese people have an attitude of Confidence and growing optimism it prevails All Over the May be weakened i think that it is conceivable that within two years or less that the enemy will be so weakened that the South vietnamese will be Able to said Westmoreland. At that time he said we can progressively phase Down the level of our Westmoreland emphasized however that initial withdrawal of troops might involve Only Token numbers. He said that the Viet Cong had been unable to win a major Battle of that the North vietnamese had a serious manpower problem and the enemy has been very hungry for a Victory. He has become very he said that a halt in the bombing would change this picture and allow North Viet Nam to Supply its men in the South with More food equip ment and ammunition. To Stop the bombing would create additional casualties in our ranks which i m sure nobody paratroopers thrown Back in assaults Saigon s. Para troopers repeatedly assaulted strongly entrenched North Viet namese forces on Hill 875 near Dak to but were thrown Back and lost 157 men killed or wounded in two Days of some of the bloodiest fighting of the 19 Day Battle of the Central Highlands it was reported today. South vietnamese forces were More successful killing 360 communists and capturing strategic Hill 1416 in the embattled Highlands. In the air War . Spokes men reported four american jets lost in raids against North Vietnam s Hanoi Haiphong com plex and two More downed in South Vietnam. Among those on hand to Greet members were pastor and mrs. Rathkamp Telegram photo Trinity lutheran stages loyalty night Trinity lutheran congregation of Columbus held its annual loyally night at agricultural Park sunday evening with 850 members having made and Vance Riser Valins. Or. Reuben Swanson president of t ii c Nebraska Synod of t h e lutheran Church in America was the. Featured speaker of the evening. Pastor and mrs. Hugo Rath Kamp greeted the members As. They came to the auditorium. Kenneth Johnson Coin m b High band director a my band that played a10 Niin ulc concert prior to the loyally night program. Johnson also led a sing along during Hie course of the evening accompanied by Brian Granquist at the Organ. Others on the evening Agenda were Don Conyers master of ceremonies Dale Plugge who presented coloured slides of congregational activity during Llic past year Gerry Gengenbach who spoke in reference to the future ministry of the Church. Darrell Grassmyer addressed the congregation concerning the us fill activity of the Parish and Ivan Melbourn president of Trinity challenged the congregation to respond in Lime and service for greater outreach during Iii to. Or. And mrs. Larry Lindquist headed the decorations committee assisted by or. And mrs. Russell Ferris or. And mrs. Ralph Olson and the Trinity Luther league. Or. And mrs. Gilbert Locke served As chairmen of the refreshment committee assisted by or. And mrs. Walter Gengenbach or. And mrs. Otto Ewert or. And mrs. Myron King and or. And mrs. Cliff he incl. Pastor Rathkamp concluded Llic two hour program Willi closing remarks and a Cowlic lion. London scene inside Stock Exchange As exchanges and Banks throughout the country closed for one Day following weekend devaluation of the Pound. Up Cable photo direct from London. Storm deaths Are reported in California by United press International the first storm of the Rainy season hit Southern California sunday leaving death and destruction. In the East from the great lakes to the Northern appalachians where Many areas already were covered with Snow More of the White stuff fell and More was expected. Rain came to California As if poured from giant Washtub sunday turning some Southern sections into oozing mud holes and triggering slides and damaging property. At least 12 persons were killed Many including about 100 boy scouts were stranded. Keith Herron 12, Riverside calif., was killed when a mud slide buried him in his sleeping bag in the Angeles National Forest where the scouts from los Angeles Watts area were camping. Two men died in the crash of their Small plane in san Diego county. Three died in car collisions. The . Forest service reported almost nine inches of rain at its West Fork Ranger station on the North Side of my. Wilson and three to seven inches of Snow in some Mountain areas. A Large and deep Low pressure Over the California coast dominated the weather today pushing rain and Shower activity over1 the Southwest. Two to five inches of rain fell in various areas of Southern California during the last 24 hours. Rain fell in Missouri and Light Snow fell in Iowa. Temperatures were in the 30s and 40s late sunday from the Northwest to the Atlantic coast. The Mercury dipped to nearly Zero in Northern Minnesota. Calls for resignation of Hershey As head of selective service Washington up rep. John Moss d-calif., today told it. Gen. Lewis b. Hershey that he was no longer qualified to direct the selective service system and that he should resign immediately. For the Good of our country it is now time for your honorable Moss said in a letter to the 74-year-old Hershey draft director since 1940. Moss accused Hershey of a callous disregard and contempt for the Law the Constitution and the rights of the California Democrat s outburst was prompted by Hershey s recent recommendation to local boards that Pilicy revoke College deferments of students who inner fire with military recruitment. Moss like others charged dial in was an attempt in stifle protest and Freedom of speech Over the Vietnam War. Moss s move followed disclosure by the peace corps that it plans in play an Active Rule henceforth in attempting to get deferments for ils overseas of ulcers about 60 of whom have lost deferment appeals. Accident report saturday 2 sunday 1 year s total 574 last year 573 injuries w fatalities 1 Callaghan admits costs of living to move London Upil Chancellor of the exchequer James Callag Han admitted to a jeering House of commons today that devaluation of the Pound Sterling will boost living costs for the average briton. But he ignored conservative opposition demands that he quit. There were similar demands from the press and Public. Prime minister Harold Wilson has staked his labor govern ment on forcing parliament to a massive dose of Money devaluation and austerity to save Britain from bankruptcy. I recommended the Cabinet to Callaghan told i lie House. They accepted my advice. It is my immediate responsibility to Sec the opera Tion is Callaghan defended the government s decision to Cut the value of the Pound from to 52.40 in a 10-minute parliamentary statement. Conservative maps shouted out and resign As both Wilson and Callaghan entered the House. Callaghan s statement was followed by a rash of heckling questions from the opposition. But a full scale debate on devaluation was scheduled Only for tuesday and wednesday. The conservatives planned to move a censure motion against the Wilson government. But Wilson was expected to survive it without govern ing labor party has a majority of More than 80 seats in commons. The opposition conservative party is bitterly opposed to the devaluation. They blamed it on w i i s o n s socialism. Discs said Edward Heath conservative Leader. Bui conservatives Lack the Voles in Fumble Wilson. Loft wingers and others in Wilson s labor party opposed saturday s announcement of devaluation. Their labor Union backers and others faced a Long hard Winter of higher prices. But others were not u. S. Has defences ready to guard Dollar s stability Washington up the . Government had its de lenses ready today to guard the stability of the Dollar from the pressures generated by Bri Tain s devaluation of the Pound Sterling. The Federal Reserve Board raised its discount rate sunday from 4 to 4.5 per cent to prevent a massive outflow of funds from new York to London. The discount rate is the rate of interest Banks have to pay when they borrow from the Central Bank. An increase in the discount rate usually Means increases in other interest rates. So while the fed s move May keep hot Money in the United states it could also result in higher borrowing costs for . Consu mers and businessmen. Meantime moving to Calm financial markets everywhere. Treasury Secretary Henry ii. Fowler said the United states stood firmly committed1 to joining with other countries in maintaining a sound world monetary system. Fowler noted that an Over whelming majority of major countries had not been panicked into Matching the British move with devaluations of their own. Lie reaffirmed i to is. Stock Market prices Tumble a Kwh York it l lil aces tumbled on the Slock Markel today in the first session since devaluation of the British Pound. Tin reaction of american investors to Britain s move Over the weekend wins not unexpected and financial authorities said they believed the setback would he a temporary matter which could be adjusted quickly. Reduction of the value of lire Pound Sterling from 2.110 to and an increase in Llic . Discount Ralp from per a Cal to 4 l per a Cal by the of Corral i m rec Hoard Sci off i Spall of Selling along a Broad Iron. Commitment to keep buying and Selling Gold at the existing Price of an ounce. President Johnson made the same state ment which Means no devaluation of the Dollar shortly after Britain devalued saturday. Fowler said that events of the weekend had demonstrated the spirit of monetary cooperation created in the free world since world War ii. He rated that the International monetary fund planned to lend Britain si.4 billion in a few Days and that a number of Central Banks had pledged Britain another billion. Expected to rebel. Such a split during the great depression shattered the labor party in 1331 for a decade. Wilson was counting on this and the traditional British stiff upper lip to tide him Over the Pound crisis and give him Lime to usher in some Prosperity before the next general election in 1970 or 1971. Sir Winston Churchill offered blood sweat and tears in rallying britons in world War ii. Wilson in a National television and radio speech sunday made a similar plea to conquer the economic dangers threatening Britain. This is a proud nation. We have lie Chance now to on from Llic Strail jacket on these past years. We re on our own now. H Means pulling Britain first. Any who fails through laziness or self seeking any who frustrate the work of others by unofficial strikes will imperil the right of All our people to work the right to work not Only for themselves but for the said Wilson. Wildcat strikes crippled much British Export Trade recently. It was the fact that Britain was importing Loo much and Export ing too Little that ale up British Money reserves Cut into world Confidence in the Pound ant brought on the devaluation. Wilson designed his order to lower Price tags on British Export products and i herein the nation an in the Blok balance of Trade. A Perls said i loaf of bread would go up ink1 or two cents i rum cents. A quart of milk was expected to Rise irom a dime to ii of eels. A tuition of gasoline was expected to Rise of cents irom ii7 cents. Meal Ami Butler prices were predict eel to Rise. The most of All imported Roods would Rise toxin j u Catli Llyl by Jack Odgaard editor s note readers arc reminded that the Telegram welcomes questions and comments concerning City business and activities. Efforts will be made to report on All matters referred to this column in the interest of keeping you informed of City affairs. Address questions and com mints to City the co Lumbus daily Telegram 1254 27th Avenue City Bijj nil the no Nance Pas Sedas week to set lion for of the planned sewage treatment plan. In thai article in was reported thai the current Engineer s estimates Loi construction of the plan were higher than the first figures quoted for the Plant. The letter of the engineering firm of Kirkham Michael Ami associates a Omaha the estimated construction Cost of the plan and estimated the engineering firm s Lees the projected of construction i Jinni As and the Engineer s Lees Eslyn Nat a Ebenm Nihon Here Lor .wm.io, for a filler plan. Based on that or i eol provided in paper then. Hie most of runs Trueline ill engineering for the w a s i c treatment Plant would not be a breakdown of the sharing would result with the. Federal government paying Lor Ohio third of he project of and the City picking up lir a the my Del Kelli e Ideal Iii Iii i not to exceed

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