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Jacksonville Daily Journal (Newspaper) - August 20, 1967, Jacksonville, Illinois A Jacksonville Datl journal in combination with the Jacksonville courier vol. 15�?no. 34 Johnson s support in Senate eroding Jacksonville Illinois sunday August 20, 1967 thirty six pages ten cents Washington apr Senate support for president Johnson s Vietnam War course has eroded so sharply he apparently would be hard put to Muster a majority for any Broad endorsement of his asian policies. An associated press canvass which found 84 senators willing to express an opinion either publicly or private showed 44 willing to say they generally support what the president is doing and 40 who disapprove of his actions for one reason or another. A breakdown showed 27 democrats and 17 republicans backing the president. Those opposing his policies included 26 democrats and 14 republicans. Those who criticize the president do so for sharply contrasting reasons because they include both the most convinced doves and most militant Hawks. Thus even though they list themselves As supporters some Hawks assert strongly their belief that Johnson should go All out militarily to bring the conflict to a Swift and victorious conclusion. On the other hand the doves Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in a Compla Iri that Johnson is Esca Al St it a eng the struggle dangerously a i it skis by bombing near China targets is failing to get the South vietnamese to do their share and is leaving no opening for a negotiated peace. The substance of the com ments of individual senators indicates there is such widespread dissatisfaction with the Way the War is going that it would be risky for the president to seek any formal endorsement of his position As he did in the administration wants is Bill to be reshaped Washington apr the Johnson administration already has opened a drive to try to persuade senators to reshape the House social Security Bill More to its liking. But checks with members of the finance committee which will open hearings on the far reaching legislation tuesday indicate that administration officials have a Tough Job on their hands. Officials of the welfare department talking with committee members in Advance of the Public testimony have stressed two Points 1. That the social Security insurance benefits in the Bill passed by the House thursday considerably below the level recommended by president Johnson Are inadequate. 2. That the Public welfare amendments added by the House Over administration objections Are unduly harsh and will cause More suffering among those most in need of help. These amendments Are designed to Force a reduction in the Relief Rolls or at least to hold Down on future increases particularly in the category of Aid to dependent children. Johnson expressed pleasure at a news conference Friday at House passage of the Bill although he added Quot there Are some matters that they brought into it that we hoped they would t. There Are some reductions made that we did t to Start 15-state tour end of August Mackinac Island Mich. Apr gov. George Romney one of the top contenders for the 1968 Republican presidential nomination will begin at the end of this month a series of speaking engagements taking him to 15 states by the end of october authoritative sources said saturday night. In Between the engagements Romney is expected to make a tour of Europe to meet Heads of state and bring himself up to Date on european matters involving the United states. The series of engagements Many of them to boost gop candidates and raise funds for the party Mark renewed vigor on Romney s part in his apparent quest for the nomination. Except for a tour of five Western states last february Romney has confined his speaking obligations to Brief trips sandwiched around his duties As governor. The series of speeches begins aug. 30 at Springfield mo., the source said. Other states on the Agenda Are Arizona Colorado Illinois Iowa Maine Massachusetts new Hampshire new York North Dakota Oregon Rhode Island South Dakota Tennessee and Vermont. The schedule has one lengthy absence Between sept. 7 and oct. 6, and it is known that this is the spot tentatively set for Romney s tour of Europe. Meanwhile politics took a Brief Back seat saturday As Romney led newsmen and their wives through a whirlwind schedule of fun and relaxation. Talk of Romney s possible Contention for the 1968 Republican presidential nomination was shelved for activities ranging from the Golf course to the Tennis courts. The Agenda also called for Romney to hold an informal session with newsmen. It was billed As a Quot casual backgrounder Quot on his views of political issues. Romney and his wife Lenore played Host to about 40 newsmen their wives and a group of Romney aides and political backers. General increase in social Security payments plus the $70 monthly minimum asked by the administration. The House voted for a 12y2 us planes strike at Cong lines he said he thought the Senate could improve the measure. The Check of senators showed there would be a Strong Effort to boost the level of benefits in the measure but quite possibly percent boost and a $50 floor through a financing mechanism _ which the administration opposes. Sen. George a. Smathers d-fla., no. 2 Democrat on the finance committee said Quot i would not be surprised if in the end we come up with a Bill like the House sen. Vance Hartke d-ind., also a committee member told a reporter he would try to re Saigon a _ store at least the 15 per cent warplanes ranged along the Southern coast of North Vietnam saturday striking blows at communist Supply lines. Pilots reported destroying or damaging More than 100 cargo barges and tearing up two truck convoys. Poor weather kept . Aircraft away from the immediate Vicinity of Hanoi and Haiphong and raids were concentrated on the Southern Panhandle stretching South from Hanoi to the 17th parallel that divides North and South Vietnam. The . Command reported the ground War at a virtual standstill sunday. But communist gunners shot Down two . Helicopters Over South Vietnam saturday killing one american and wounding three others. While the . Fighter bombers were raking North Vietnam b52 bombers that can carry up to 30 tons of bombs mounted a second R.I. in less than 24 hours saturday night on a major North vietnamese fixed turn to Page six Shell Lake sask. Apr Royal Canadian mounted police at Shell Lake announced saturday night they have arrested a Man in the slaying of nine members of the James Peterson family. Police said they also have seized a weapon identified by the crime detection Laboratory in Regina As the murder weapon. Inspector b. D. Sawyer said that the name of the arrested Man will be withheld until he cab discuss the Case with his superiors. The arrest was announced after 1,500 visitors paid their last respects to the Peterson family As seven coffins bedecked with roses and one draped with a Canadian Flag were lowered into a common grave in Shell Lake cemetery. Ajl Lillieu nest Gruening Dalaska voted against the 1964 Resolution. But a number of senators including chairman j. W. Fulbright ,d-ark., of the Senate foreign relations committee have said they would not support such a commitment now. Still there seems no likelihood that any attempt will be made to put into operation the machinery noted by Johnson at his news conference Friday that is available any time Congress wants to rescind its 1964 action. Most of the senators had Given their views to the associated press prior to the news conference in which Johnson noted the 1964 Resolution could be rescinded by a simple majority vote in Congress without the necessity for his approval of action. Sen. Thomas j. Mclntyre d-n.h., said he still supported the president s course Quot but i must admit that i m shaken a Quot the mood of the Senate is changing Over Vietnam Quot he said. Quot it s becoming sen. John o. Pastore d-r.i., previously classed As a Hawk said Quot i Don t want to be put in the position of approving or disapproving our Vietnam policies. Quot the country the Senate the intellectual Community is split Down the Middle on this Issue and it is not a health sign. Sen. Edward w. Brooke r-mass., said he was discouraged by the Way the War had been going but he put great store in the Vietnam elections. I stand practically where i did in March when i said that i reluctantly support our present military position i Vietnam Quot he said. Quot after the government Leader and a acc chairman was is elected i would Hope there arrested at 2 . Saturday out would be negotiations with the a de a Friend s Manhattan apart Farmer admits killing family St. Cloud Minn. Apr a Small town sunday school superintendent has admitted shooting himself and inventing a Story in which he blamed Midnight marauders for the deaths of his wife and four Small children in their burning Home. Sheriff Peter Lahr said saturday that David Hoskins 30, had signed a statement saying he had shot his wife then set fire to their farmhouse to conceal the crime. No charges were immediately filed charred St. Cloud Minn five members of a farm family died Early Friday in their blazing Home while the father of the House Lay outside shot twice and lashed spread Eagle Between two laundry poles. The father David Hoskins 30, told a rambling almost incoherent Story of four or five intruders bursting into his Home As he sat watching a movie on television. Saturday he changed his Story and told police that he had murdered his family shot himself and fired the House. Ambulance personnel examined the body of mrs. David Hoskins after the body was removed from the ruins of her Home. Up telephoto Brown s attorney protests High bail new York apr h. Rap Brown remained in jail on a Federal gun charge saturday night As the student nonviolent said no professional Bondsmen was willing to put up the $25,000 needed for his release. A a acc spokesman said nearly $10,000. In Cash had been raised and that the Sorn usually demanded by Bondsmen fdr&Quot$25,000 bail was $2,500. Y Quot the 23-year-old Black Power the charred bodies of his wife Loretta 29, and their children Julie 6 Darla 5 Linda a Vic and Jdavid i weeks Ware recovered Friday from the soldering ruins. The Hoskins farm Home is about 60 Miles North of Minneapolis in Central Minnesota. Quot Hoskins states that after wounding himself with the death weapon and setting the fires he also tied himself to his outdoor clothesline pole and Only then realized that his children were in the burning House Quot the Stearns county sheriff said. Quot he further claims that he attempted to free himself to save the children but became entangled and was unable to free himself Quot the sheriff said at a news conference. Hoskins chairman of the Board of the Church of Christ at nearby Kimball Minn., where he had been sunday school superintendent for three years was found tied to a clothesline pole by a group of teen agers. Some youngsters noticed the House and barn afire and stopped to investigate. Hoskins was naked to the Waist and bleeding from gunshot wounds in the shoulder and Abdomen. He was taken to St. Cloud Hospital and a Bullet was removed from his shoulder. At the Hospital Hoskins told the sheriff he was watching television with his wife when he rotation at the Hospital Friday night. Hoskins was not under formal arrest but a guard was at the door to his Hospital room. Hoskins a helicopter Pilot in the National guard was taken off the danger list saturday and was reported in serious condition. Paul Donner Stearns county attorney said no formal complaint had been prepared but added one would be filed monday. Quot we think the motive has been established but it cannot be revealed until further corroborating evidence is obtained Quot Donner said. The couple were married in february 1958. Hoskins worked for an electronics company in St. Cloud 17 Miles away until it closed eight months ago. Since then he has helped his brother in Law Eldon capes operate several farms owned by capes and one farm owned by his father Leo hos water just kept coming in Fairbanks and a militant Black Man in Eft and with Hanoi. Turn to Page six medal of Honor Winner always Tough competitor Burlington Iowa apr All his life Jimmie Howard has been known As a Tough competitor. His opponents found that out when he was committing cultural mayhem upon them As an All state tackle on the state Champion Burlington High school football team. More of them Learned it the hard Way competing against him. In track when Howard was a High school distance runner. North koreans and chinese reds found Howard a rugged Man to beat during the korean War when he earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action. And now Marine gunnery sgt. Jimmie Howard 38, will be awarded a medal of Honor for teaching the same hard lesson to the Viet Cong in Vietnam. Howard will receive his medal the nation s highest military decoration monday from president Johnson in a White House ceremony in Washington. Proudly watching will be his wife and six children his Mother and Stepfather or. And mrs. George Schnedler of Sperry Iowa. News of the award had people who Quot knew him when Quot in this town of 35,000 bursting then buttons with Pride and set off Hasty planning for a Quot Jimmie Howard Day Quot some time this fall. The schedule in t set but one proposal is to make it coincide with Burlington s football opener sept. 15 against arc foe Waterloo East High. I d love that Quot said Howard plan. Quot i Haven t seen the old team play since i left for mrs. Schnedler the Prospect of meeting president Johnson at the Washington ceremony is As she put it Quot wonderful but i guess i m More excited about seeing the citation accompanying the medal credits Howard with saving the lives of 12 fellow marines when a battalion sized group of Viet Cong attacked their outpost hear Chu Lai in june 1966. Howard then a staff sergeant was acting As platoon Leader. The citation says he organized his men into a tight defense directed their fire encouraged their resistance and although wounded by a grenade Quot proceeded to maintain radio communications and direct air strikes on the enemy with uncanny the Marine unit of 18 men held off the enemy assault for 12 hours killing about poo Viet Cong. Five marines were killed and All the others including Howard were wounded. The citation says Quot through his extraordinary courage and Resolute fighting spirit gunnery sgt. Howard was largely responsible for preventing the loss when informed of the tentative of his entire platoon. Officials claim Viet War not in stalemate an a news analysis by George Mcarthur Saigon apr american military and diplomatic leaders in South Vietnam decry the word Quot stalemate Quot and insist that Many Small and unspectacular developments show an unmistakable favourably trend in the War. . Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker expects the sept. 3 election will be a substantial gain on the political front. The military commander Gen. William c. Westmoreland considers the fighting War is costing the enemy 15,000 casualties monthly and that this pressure in due course must have its effect. The bombing of North Vietnam is presented As an indispensable part of this pressure. The soldiers diplomats economists and other experts in the . Mission admit that certain programs Are behind schedule and certain areas Uncertain. The Cost of living has gone up about 30 per cent this year for example. They insist however that the Over All picture is gradually improving. In concert with Washington an evident Campaign is under Way to get this message across to the Public. Critics in Saigon who hold that a stalemate exists Point to instances where no Progress can be detected. They cite incompetent generals of South vietnamese divisions corrupt District chiefs the threat of economic upheaval continued american casualties communist attacks on Rural pacification teams. Turn to Page six ment and put in the Federal House of detention. Brown s lawyer appealed for. Reduction of the bail set by . Commissioner Earl n. Bishopp but the move was turned Down by Federal judge Inzer Wyatt who denied that the bail violated Brown s constitutional rights. Quot All of this convinces us Quot a acc said in a statement Quot that there is a definite conspiracy to illegally keep rap Brown in a acc also charged that . Commissioners who would have to receive any Bond Money were Quot making themselves unavailable for the release of or. in today s journal Page Ann Landers .2 classified 33-35 comics 32 crossword Puzzle 21 editorials 2 Horoscope 27 Jacoby on Bridge 16 Junior journal courier 26 Market news 23 Lowland 19 society 11-15 sports 29-31 today in history 28 to listings. 27 weather elsewhere. 6 yesteryear. 19 heard a car door slam about by the associated press Midnight Alaska a Hoskins said he went outside was tuesday aug. 8. The to investigate was jumped by Chena River bisecting Down four or five Young men who shot town Fairbanks was High from him during a scuffle and then Tain sjj0wineit. Nobody Pedr him a is runs spread outward about that. It happens on a clothesline pipe near every Tinct a Quot then the R.I. set it. Brown was charged with Jet before u stopped Fairbanks Irvin to n or. Changed his Story during inter. ,.ni1v carrying a semiautomatic carbine on an airline flight from new Orleans to new York while under indictment a violation of the Federal firearms act punishable by up to five years in jail and a $2,000 Fine. He is under indictment in Maryland on charges of arson rioting and inciting to riot. When arrested Brown was not armed but Federal agents said they later searched the apartment with a warrant and found a gun in a plastic bag with a Quot banana Quot clip of 31 bullets. A carbine is a Light Short bar Reed Rifle. Asst. . Atty. Stephen e. Brown s attorney William a a Kunstler charged earlier that the negro Leader was a political prisoner. The real crime Quot Kunstler said Quot is his being rap Brown Arab nations a May nationalize Oil companies Beirut Lebanon apr a pan Arab economic conference in Baghdad debated drastic measures against the United states and Britain saturday amid reports it had agreed on gradual nationalization of . And British owned Oil companies in the Arab world. Would be covered with oily flood Waters up to nine feet deep half its 30,000 residents would be homeless. Damage would approach $200 million. Three persons would be drowned. At 2 . Friday a deluge began. In the next 20 hours there was a record 2.47 inches of R.I. More than Ever had been measured Here for the entire month of August. The weather Bureau blamed Quot extreme moisture in the air Quot coupled with Southwest winds funnelled in by continuous Low pressure systems from Japan to the Interior of Alaska. On saturday Jack Murphy Indiana Man killed near Kinderhook Kinderhook 111. Apr a Frankfort ind., Man was fatally injured saturday in an Auto Accident near Kinderhook in Pike county. ,. Killed was Arthur p. Milne 65. His wife Thelma 67, and two grandchildren were reported in satisfactory condition at a Hannibal mo., Hospital. Police. Said Milne s Auto veered off . 36 East of Kinderhook and struck a Bridge abutment. The Accident May have been caused by a tire Blowout police said. Reports received Here said ,. ,.a a a a a a a a a a it a a a a a of a a a a a the City s civil defense director Oulu i Gnu woo Ocon Lack of agreement on other a. A a Nfn a a a a carrying the weapon in Baton tougher measures might Force Herdje state disaster office Quot Quot Quot the 29 finance Economy and Oil ? ministers from 13 Arab states to pm kind of worked he refer the More thorny re Soho say a tons to an Arab Summit Confer Cut officials Cau n noon emergent. To Rouge la., thursday and also was seen buying ammunition. When airline agents in new Orleans asked him Friday if he was carrying a gun Brown replied yes and turned a Rifle in a plastic bag Over to an agent for transportation during his flight to new York the complaint said. Kunstler said that the gun was always in its plastic Case. Quot if he had a gun he had it to protect himself iii Louisiana Quot said the defense attorney. Brown was wounded by a Shotgun blast three weeks ago in Cambridge md., Kunstler stated. He called the $25,000 bail Quot outrageous Quot in View of the possible Quot anything other than a moderate bail would a a make Brown a political prisoner and the charges a political crime Quot Kunstler said. Ence planned for later month or Early september. The reports said the economic conference might be convened again after the Summit for discussions in the Light of Quot new guidance Quot from the Arab chiefs of state. Earlier dispatches from iraqi capital said agreement on Grad Ual nationalization of . And British Oil companies had saved the five Day old conference from a splintering clash Between leftist and conservative Arab governments. The leftist regimes of Iraq Algeria and Syria have been pressing for outright nationalization. Iraq has been arguing for a Complete shutdown of turn to Page six suspect Cong will try to disrupt elections Washington apr . Officials reported preliminary evidence saturday of Viet Cong plans to mount a terror Campaign aimed at disrupting the september election in South Vietnam. Communist harassment could include attempts to assassinate opposition candidates and blame the killings on the present military regime whose leaders Are running for office the officials said. Chief of state Nguyen Van Thieu and prime minister Nguyen Cao by Are the front runners in a Field also including 10 civilian slates. The civilian candidates have been accusing the government of sabotaging their campaigns. Washington authorities believe tile murder last dec. 7 of a leading anti Junta member of the constituent Assembly Tran Van Van was the work of the Viet Cong. And they say some 30 candidates were assassinated during last Spring s election of 13,000 South vietnamese to local offices. The officials said a number of recent Viet Cong defectors and prisoners reported having received orders to disrupt the National governmental elections slated for sept. 3. This plus communist broadcasts condemning the elections and the past pattern of Viet Cong tactics has led Washington authorities to expect a wave of terrorist acts during the final few Days of the political Campaign it is anticipated that the harassment will be aimed both at candidates and at keeping voters away from the polls. The officials also told newsmen a the . Government is taking no position on whether the elections should be postponed a month As proposed by sen. Jacob k. Javits r-n.y., and some of the South vietnamese civilian candidates. However the South vietnamese campaigners appear to be quite Active in the few weeks allowed for politicking. The election machinery is geared to the sept. 3 Date and it would be difficult to postpone. A observers from Japan Belgium Holland Britain and possibly India May go to South Vietnam for Tolje elections. Plan How to Cope with what they thought was a relatively minor flood threat. Crews began sandbagging the Banks As the River neared flood stage of 12.2 feet. But there was no setup of the R.I. Over the weekend and by mid monday the Chena was at 13.6 feet 1.4 feet above flood level. A total of 5.61 inches of R.I. had fallen in six Days. Normal for All of August was 2.2 inches and for the year less than 12 inches. Water surrounded scores of Homes in Low lying areas. Wash turn to Page sue High saturday 62 at 2 . Low Friday night 58 precipitation during 24-hour period ending at 7 . Saturday was .85 Inch. Forecast for Jacksonville and area Clear to partly Cloudy sunday through monday. Pleasantly Cool sunday and sunday night but warming again monday. High sunday 75 to 80. Low sunday night in the mid to upper 50s. Jacksonville skies today sunday August 20 Sunset today .7 52 . Sunrise tomorrow 6 17 . Moonrise tonight 8 34 . Last Quarter aug. 28 the evening planets Are now Mars and Saturn. Mars is now a Little brighter than Saturn next month Saturn will be the brighter of the two. River stages St. Louis 9.6 Rise 0.2 Havana 6.0 Rise 0.2 Peoria 12.1 Rise 0.3 Lasalle 12.1 Rise 0.9 Grafton �5.0 Rise 0.1

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