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Advocate (Newspaper) - April 14, 1972, Victoria, Texas Year No 328 THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE Victoria Texas 77901 Friday April 14 Kennedy Tells Officer Quits Job With City After Being Fired Twice Capl Thomas G Manager John Lee's fnr i CT H Capl Thomas G Kennedy who described himself as tired of being agreed to an Advocate request Thursday afternoon to tell his side of the story in the incidents this week that led to the firing of John as police chief It's captain because Tom Kennedy resigned Thursday I'd been fired twice already this week and I wasn't going to let them buy me back this Thursday Kennedy said I'm tired of he city manager and other people telling my side of the Kennedy told The Advocate When a delegation of women employes of the Victoria Police Department marched to City Manager John Lee's office Monday in the action that finalized the decision to ask for resignation Kennedy was described as the officer who had helped the girts with their problem Kennedy said he became involved in the situation at the police department about two or three weeks after he returned to Victoria from Oklahoma A veteran of 12 years in the law enforcement field 36 left the Victoria Police Department in June of 1970 to finish his college work He attended Central Stale University at Okla receiving a bachelor of arts degree in government being listed on the Dean's Honor Roll for three semesters In lale December of last year he returned to the local police department with the position of manager of the investigations division Within two or three weeks after I returned to the ment I began to receive in- formation that things just weren't Kennedy said A woman employe first came to me and asked Can I trust As much as any one I guess is what I told her And she preceded to tell me of a situation that the women employes were having to contend with Individual women talked with me about the situation oft and on for several Kennedy said emphasizing HAPPY TIMES II was a big night in Victoria Thursday for gubernatorial candidate Ben Barnes as he greeted more than persons al an old fashioned fish fry at the Community Center From left Barnes Rally in City are Al Hogan Victoria County Barnes for Governor chairman Bob Lilly Dallas Cowboy defensive star Barnes and Mrs College Move Vowed By JIM Advocate Staff Writer The only missing reminiscent of an old fashioned political rally Thursday night at the Community Center was a grove of oaks a meandering river and red as more than persons turned out to welcome Ben Barnes candidate at a fish fry that ran out of fish long before all the well wishers had been fed Barnes told his supporters everything they wanted to know that he would push for an upper level college for Victoria at next special session of the legislature that he would debate any and all of his op- and that he wanted to be governor of Texas I don't intend to wail for he next regular session of legislature I'm going lo go to the special session of the legislature to gel funding for an upper level college for Victoria win lose or draw come the May Barnes told the cheering crowd I'm not going to tell you here tonight that I'm going to ride a white horse into the governor's mansion and thai everything will be all right if I'm elected governor I can't do that But I am going lo tell you that if I am elected I'm going to see that all the people of Texas will be represented We need an open ment for said the tall former farm boy who in a span of little more than a decade has risen to the second political office in state Barnes said he was willing lo one of the candidates and Ben Barnes stands this tall above every one of them Cory drew more applause when he told the crowd that six and one-half years from now I'm coming back to toria and run for the legislature again because I love working in legislature for all fine people in Victoria and County I plan to retire in Victoria and I have made my plans for he added Dallas Cowboy star Bob Lilly who accompanied Barnes on the trip said that the only Cowboys could ever win the Super Bowl was because they had leadership and Ben Barnes can provide the same winning leadership for Texans Following talk several candidates for local offices spoke to the crowd each one given an alloted time at mike to plug for votes Don't worry II the Internal Revenue Service shirt off your back They've got a bureau of some kind to keep II In T own Talk Veronica surprised at being named the girl by DECA club Vick offering a few comments about pill bugs while carrying out his regular duties learning how lo change diapers again Mrs Sally earning a few laughs Carmen Cano receiving a home economics her home debate Issues with any or all candidates in race I don't like what's happened in he said alluding to the Sharps scandal And I didn't gain a thing from it and I didn't have a thing to do with it 1 wasn't involved in any way They've probed Ben Barnes from head to toe and they can't find a thing wrong tht he has done He hasn't been any part of what has he added as the crowd roared its approval and applauded for more Thursday night was definitely Ben Barnes night in Victoria Other candidates have their day ahead but for the enthusiastic supporters of Ben Barnes Thursday was his night and he and his well wishers enjoyed every minute of it Dick Cory former legislator from Victoria set the tempo of the rally when he told the crowd that he had served with every June 79 Trial Set 12 Plead Not Guilty In Gambling Counts All 12 men charged with conspiracy to operate an illegal gambling business last month in Federal Court pleaded not guilty Thursday lo all counts when arraigned before U.S Federal Judge Owen D Cox in Victoria In a hearing that lasted slightly less than an hour Judge Cox gave attorneys for the defendants until May i to file whatever motions they wished concerning their and granted government attorneys until May 15 to prepare answers for any such motions He set trial for 9 June 19 Attorneys for some of the defendants made numerous in- in the court proceedings attempting to file motions on behalf of their clients concerning wording of the indictment Some claimed that the wording on their copies of the in- dictment differed from lhat of the original apparently over the words bookmaking and some claimed that their copies referred to policy making instead of bookmaking Attorneys repeatedly asked assurances from judge that they were not waiving any rights Cox occasionally showing signs of irritation told the attorneys thai I have never heard of any arraignment waiving anything Cox told the defendants and court thai If a request were made of him and there was not a dissenting voice he would move the case to trial in Corpus on the same dale He noted however lhat al present the plan is to try In Victoria Ass isl an t U S AI lorney Edwa rd B McDonough Jr of Houston in charge ol the criminal division of the Southern District read the indictments from the original document There are 15 indictments wilh which the men are charged and for a time it seemed that McDonough would have to not only read each of the indictments but to ask each defendant individually if he pleaded or nol guilty to that particular charge However after the first five were read this way were asked if pleaded guilty or not guilty 6 Page UA TOM KENNEDY Television Antitrust Suits Due Programming Control Issue WASHINGTON The Justice Department said day it intends to sue the major television networks for alleged antitrust violations A man for the Columbia casting System said the ment seeks to transform the networks into conduits for pendently produced ing In a brief announcement in Washington the department said it had advised CBS the National Broadcasting Com- pany the American casting Company and Viacom International fnc of its intent Viacom operates cable tele- vision systems and the program business for- merly owned by CBS Department spokesmen de- to discuss the suits until they are filed possibly within a few days Robert D Wood president of the CBS television network said the government seeks lo transfer control of ing schedules to advertising agencies and motion picture producers and to prevent the networks from producing their own programming A CBS spokesman said he un- the Justice ment's goal to be an ment whereby advertising agencies would produce grams or purchase them from independent producers then purchase time from networks Presently networks control their own programming buying or producing programs uling them in specific time slots and then selling sers time within those grams for commercial an- It was not clear whether the suit would require networks to relinquish control of news as well as ment The department said ABC CBS and Viacom had rejected settlements on terms offered by the ment It said NBC had not re- to an offer ABC said suit was out merit We therefore rejected the department's offer to settle the case on the terms in the com- plaint and have instructed counsel to defend the case ABC said It said UA per cent of the entertainment programs shown See ISSUE Page UA Index SB SB -138 fA TV Scout IB Boy Airlifted To Hospital Advocate News Service CUERO Jerry Hess year-old Cuero youth who underwent a kidney transplant lasl year was airlifted to Bexar County Hospital in San Antonio at p.m Thursday after being bitten by copperhead snake Hess son of Mr and Mrs Vernon Hess was sent to the San Antonio Hospital in case the snake bite caused a shock reaction He was airlifted by a that he never met with the girls as a group but only on an in- dividual basis I didn't know what to do myself The next thing 1 heard the girls had banded and were going to march to The Victoria Advocate You have to understand I was a loyal city employe I felt such a march would destroy the police department So I tried to head it off My argument was that their complaints should be handled within the city and that they could find relief in city system Last Kennedy said Mayor Kemper Williams Jr talked with me and lold him what the women in the department had said The mayor advised me this was a delicate problem that should be handled within city He asked me not to say anything about i to anyone hat he would take it from there He advised me to cool it you'll get some kind of City Manager Lee was out of the city last week and The Advocate understands the mayor decided to wait until Lee returned Monday lo refer matter to him Kennedy meanwhile left the city Thursday night and spent the weekend in Oklahoma returning Sunday evening My phone started ringing as soon as I got in the house Sunday Kennedy said One of the messages See 1 WANT Page f Officer's Going Seen by Choice 3 City Manager John Lee described the Tom Kennedy resignation as saying lie wanted to cm that the police officer wasn't run g We did everything lo try and keep him he com- We wanted to keep him badly The new acting director will need the help and assistance he can got from his division He said the resignation being accepted with regrets and thai Kennedy would be eligible for employment in the future if lie should apply for a position with said that he had good frank talks with representatives of the police department Thursday morning and that he has asked that we not change the direction of the police department I think we have good procedures and he commented As far as his investigation of events Dial led up to the resignation of Police Chief Lee said has g nothing to release to public with the exception that S he said an audit is being prepared by the S new acting chief and thai he should have it soon Enemy Tightens Noose SAIGON AP Waves of U.S bombers carpeted the An Loc battlefield with fire and explosives Thursday trying to smash enemy assaults that captured part of the provincial capital north of Saigon The government troops there were surrounded and in danger of being overrun There's a perimeter on the southern edge of town That's about the only friendly place in this whole country up a U.S pilot flying over the battleground radioed Enemy troops and tanks apparently at the price of heavy losses braved ail the bombs bullets and shells that could be brought to bear on them and drove deep into the town 60 miles north of Saigon Field reports said they also captured a nearby airfield making resupply and reinforcement of the government troops or what was left of them extremely hazardous About North Vietnamese troops are reported to the battle just south of the Cambodian border Earlier seized two nearby district headquarters For the North Vietnamese the capture of a provincial capital would be the high point so tar in their offensive President Nguyen Van Thieu has ordered An Loc held at all costs fearful of the effect the town's capture would have on the morale of his soldiers and civilians loyal to his regime Fifteen miles to the south of An Loc a man armor and infantry rescue force remained stalled in the face of enemy lire The task force at last report was still dug in at positions they have held for three days Commanders said they could not advance because of enemy resistance a factor totally disregarded by the enemy just to the north One U.S adviser voiced impatience with the government commanders I wonder why we stav bogged down Field reports said the enemy assault waves were led by tanks and armored vehicles 34 of which the South Vietnamese said had been destroyed A government ranger force was locked in grim battle with the enemy to the East of An Loc apparently cutoff from the main body of defenders As the situation deteriorated hourly some quarters in Saigon expressed belief the senior U.S adviser in the region had un- the enemy something the allies often have done in the past Maj Gen James F Hollingsworth senior adviser for the 3rd military region which surrounds Saigon said Tuesday after Taxpayer Offered ms Aid The Victoria office of the Internal Revenue Service wili be open Friday and Saturday until 9 p.m to assist taxpayers in preparing their returns On Monday the last day for filing the office also will be open until or even later if there is a demand for help according lo li L Phinney district director of Internal Revenue for southern Texas Phinney said this is a major and it is most welcome We've been limited before to advice and counsel Now we can give the taxpayer complete returns preparation it's free The program is part of a nationwide action that was launched after IRS discovered that in some instances up to 97 percent of the commercial tax returns preparers contacted were preparing grossly curate or openly fraudulent See AID Page earlier battling that the enemy had miserably in their attempts to take An Loc with enemy survivors put ori the run to He had predicted the huge government relief force would arrive in An Loc by Wednesday All available was thrown into the battle Thursday in the hope that aerial bombardment would prevent defeat U S pilots in exchanges of radio conversations told of bombing factories and a village near An Loc Told lo strike near rubber plantation factory buildings where the rangers were for their lives one American pilot It's been a good day for mo I blew that away earlier today And now i'm going to blow away a town that's about one mile to the south of those red buildings There's a little village down here and we're going to blow that away now All civilians that could make it pulled out of the area when elements of three enemy divisions moved in The region has seen some of the worst fighting of the war and the civilians flee usually at the first hint of trouble There were no reports on numbers of casualties on either side but given the obvious nature of the fighting they were expected to IK high The better part of the government's 5th Division plus other units are trapped in the area The 5th has never been regarded as a better fighting unit while three enemy division believed lo be in the area have the reputation for being crack assault forces by American or any other standards Troops from these units wiped out a 5th Division regiment in the same general area in 1967 Militarily An Loc has significance but if the defenders are overwhelmed it could be the worst single disaster of the war for forces Military sources said the increased attacks and their fury in- the Communist command has opened a new phase of their general offensive their second greatest of the war Intelligence had predicted this all along In view of this the sources said Saigon itself may be the of rocket attacks Military sources said the North Vietnamese have moved most 01 an estimated force from northern Cambodia and southern Laos across the border into South Vietnam's vulnerable central highlands A major enemy push on the order of thai now under way at An Loc has been predicted in the region 240 miles north of Saigon for many weeks School A ing Bids To Be Studied Bids were opened Thursday on air-conditioning of Shields school at a special called meeting of the board of trustees of Victoria Independent School and Coast Mechanical Co of Victoria was apparent low bidder on the estimated job Coast Mechanical submitted a base bid of just under the second low bid of submitted by of Corpus Christi bid was only under a base bid of submitted by Hiller Plumbing of Victoria and below the fourth bid of submitted by of Corpus In the original estimate Wayne Holland engineer had set he Shields air-conditioning job at Alternates in the bids will be studied and icr Cloudy to partly cloudy and warm clearing and turning a little cooler Saturday Southerly lo southeasterly winds at m p h gusting during the afternoon and shifting to Saturday Expected temperatures High near 90 low in low tabulated by Holland and Jack Pace plant and maintenance superintendent of to mine a final figure and a report and recom- will be made at a called board meeting sometime next week The report is not expected before Friday however as all board members are attending the national convention of school boards being held in San Francisco Dr Kenneth C Mueller Lee Allbright and Jack Wood were scheduled to leave by plane early Friday Other members of the board left earlier in the week by other modes of transportation The convention ends Because of attendance at the convention the board set April 27 as date for the regular monthly meeting pushing the date back one week Coast Mechanical set 150 working davs for completion of the Shields job One alternate in the bidding was the inclusion of new lighting in classrooms replacing old inadequate lights now in use Coast Mechanical submitted a bid of for this work while included a price of in its alternate bid Anslinger figured for the work and Hiller Plumbing figured the work at Cost of the lighting which was not in the original estimate of would also be added to the base bid ol the contractor eventually awarded the job WELCOME TO CANADA President Richard Nixon is welcomed on his arrival in Ottawa by Roland Michener and Mrs The v f Nixon The iwo aZs
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