Corpus Christi Times, December 19, 1962

Corpus Christi Times

December 19, 1962

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Corpus Christi Times (Newspaper) - December 19, 1962, Corpus Christi, Texas INDEX Amusements Page 6B Classified page 9c Comics i Page 8C Crossword Puzxle Page 8C Editorials Page 2B Page 3B Womens News Page 1C VOLUME H5 m e EVENING EDITION City Asks Dismissal Of Gas Suit Stated Grounds Are That No Tax Money Involved By ERNEST MORGAN The City of Corpus Christ today asked dismissal of attorney Robert Rylees suit to prevent the cirX purchase of the Houston Natural Gas Corpor 8TOUndS tax funds wiJ1 CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19 1962 ci05S pod Corpus Chrlstl Texos In a plea in abatement filed with the district clerk at noon to day the city said that since no taxes will be used Ryloe will have no justifiable or Httgable interest to warrant or authorize the maintenance of this suit Rylee is seeking an injunction to block the citys purchase for million of all of Houston Meredith Cited In Traffic Case In Mississippi KOSCIUSKO Miss tfi James Meredith was scheduled to ap pear in court here today for a hearing on a charge he failed to yield the rightofway while driv ing in his home town last week end Meredith left the University of Mississippi campus yesterday for the Christmas holidays He is the first Negro to break ra cial barriers at Ole Miss Meredith complained he re ceived harsh treatment after he was arrested Saturday night Koscuisko officials denied he was abused Naturals facilities in Corpus Christi A HEARING is to be held at 10 am tomorrow before Judge J D Todd in 105th District Court The citys request for dismis sal today is similar to a plea in abatement filed by Houston Nat ural Dec 7 Both say that Rylee cannot sue the city because no taxes will he used in the purchase of me Hous ton Natural system Bonds to buy the system are to be retired from revenues The attorney general yesterday announced that he would In tervene in the suit on the side of Rylee County Attorney Franklin Smith also said that he would probably intervene to get Rylees suit into court IT IS EXTREMELY difficult for a private citizen to sue a gov ernmental agency without the aid of he state as a party to the suit Smith made it clear that he would not be an adversary in the suit but would lend his name so that Rylee could get the case to trial Neither the attorney general nor Smith had filed in the case by noon today Southern Community Sale Progress Reported Mayor Ben McDonald said today the city lias been negotiating to buy the intown facilities of Southern Com munity Gas Co and expects to agreement reach a satisfactory Sheridan C Lewis president of the company said he probably will sell to the city if the contract to buy Houston Natural Gas Corporations facilities is carried out No agreement has been made he said The cityHouston Natural con tract is being contested by at Robert T Rylee II A on a petition for an in torncj hearin junction to stop the deal is sched tiled for 10 am tomorrow in 105th District Court LEWIS SAID ho does not want to sell his distribution system but I would be obligated to of fer to sell it if the Houston Na tural contract is executed It would not be fair either Jo Hous1 ton Natural or to She city for me to refuse to sell He said he has received a num ber of inquiries as to how the THE has been tried cities he said the announcement tnat the state attorney general Southern Community has aboutland the county attorney will en 4000 residential customers inside the city limits Houston Natural has about 14000 customers in the areas it is selling to the city McDonald said today most of the City Council members have not received any calls or con tacts protesting the purchase of the Houston Natural system I HAVK received one let ter and no calls protesting it he said ter Rylee s suit on behalf of the tnat mai state he said Im glad to have their help in settling the wav dlsruPtcd that councilmen may not be of 38 FIVE CENTS PRIME 3HNISTER ftlACMILLAN HAS A BEER a lyrical welcome at a beach barbecue O B fl Suit Filed Over Unclaimed Funds Coop Land Bank District Clerk Southern Minerals Named The attorney general today liled suit against the Nueces Electric Cooperative Inc and oth ers for about in unclaimed unds the state said is escheated to the state and another suit against Southern Minerals Corp for Also named in the suit were he Federal Land Bank Associa ion of the West Point Cooperative Gin Co and District Clerk Ben A Ligon The Southern Minerals suit al leges that money from the sale of oil gas or other minerals is unclaimed and is escheated to the state The attorney general is claim Macmillan Kennedy Go Socializing By FRANK CORMIER NASSAU Bahamas Pres dent Kennedy popped in at a the electric cooperative reprecocktail party last senting unclaimed memberships drank Prime Min transaction is being carried out 5nS for the S2395 held by and that each person has been satisfied after heating an explan ation The city is buying the Houston Natural system through a non profit corporation Municipal Gas Corp set up by the council to handle the finances fees and deposits 51434 held by Ligon representing unclaimed funds in the district clerks regis try held by the Federal Land Bank Association of Robs town representing unclaimed stock and dividends and S3S held by the gin company for aban doned cash and stock certificates Atty Gen Will Wilson said in the petition that the property was reported by the defendants to the state treasurer as being subject to escheat or possession of the state because the whereabouts of the owners are unknown and have been unknown for more than seven years Drinking Poses Problem At Washington Post Office WASHINGTON Lfl A crack down has been ordered on drink ing in the Washington Post Ofby workers has increased fice Officials SRicl onthejob drink reatly since a postal pay raise Oct 13 On Dec 1 and 2 Postmaster their help in settling the ways and means of buying this system Its for the courts to de0 G Beall said 400 empty lde liquor bottles were found in the He said that if the court rules main post office As a result orders have been V4c i a iiciv tr Utvrll ficers of Municipal Gas because issued barring alcoholic bever it will have a franchise from the ages from the premises on pen city then private citizens can be alty of suspension or even appointed to the corporations the employe involved boardof trustees A E Newton postal regional The News Today A Summary Index for December 19 1962 U Back Boxes GENEVA tn The United States flatly rejected today the Soviet proposal for using robol seismic control a ban on nuclear weapons World A U S military mission was sent to UK headquar ters to begin carrying out a US pledge of more aid to the UN Congo force lage 90 The last hospital of the late Dr Thomas Dooley in Laos survives but is handicapped by the lack of a doctor and the nearness of unfriendly territory page 12 Argentine prison guards seeking vengeance after riot ing prisoners killed 10 of their comrades went gunning for the rioters after order was restored and murdered 23 of the convicts PURC IB Hope is mounting that Fi del Castro will free the l 113 rebels captured at the Bay of Pigs Pnjfe fi National Are expressways the an swer to the nations traffic woes Maybe Then again maybe not Fage 14 Tlie luscious bunny girls at New Yorks new Playboy Club can keep on hopping but they must do it without music Page 10 A skeptical government is taking action against claims made for Hadacol and Geri tol advertised as tonics for that rundown feeling Page 2 Dick Powells cancer ap parently has spread to his lower back He is in severe pain and under almost con tinuous sedation PJIRC Vice President Lyndon Johnson is digging deeper into government than any previ ous man has in the office Pago 8B The woman with the most famous smile in history ar rived in New York She was given a royal welcome amid elaborate security precau tions Page 16 The US has put its 200th intercontinental ballistic mis sile on the firing line Rus sia is believed to have few er than 100 such missiles Page 10 State The Texas Supreme Court upheld a tax law allowing junior colleges to operate Page 1 Local December is vacation time in Mexico and many Mexi cans are vacationing in Cor pus Christi PaRc in It was decided to call the queen of the ninth annual New Years Day Swim Miss South west Challenge Bowl Pago IB 3ean told the 17nation disarma ment conference the Soviet pro posal was vague and foggy anc the United States is not prepared lirector for the Washington irea said drinking on the job tests US Ambassador Arthur H mas stocking Dean said Soviet negotiator Simyon K Tsarapkins consistent Cuban situation refusal to discuss any technica ion itself does not know how these black boxes would work AP Wirephoto CALYPSO TOO ister Macmillan dropped in on a drank beer Nassaus reception for the two world leaders also included a calypso salute at the beach bar jecue Kennedy wasnt there but the British prime minister smiled and studied the printed lyrics as calyp so singer Count Bernadino sang Welcome welcome Macmillan and Kennedy Your visit to Nassau will go down in history THE SOCIAL forays by Kenne dy and Macmillan were unsche duled Kennedy ventured forth first making a handshaking circuit ol the guests at a poolside cocktai party given for correspondent covering the conference The President stayed about 10 min utes Macmillan turned up nearly two iours later at a barbecue on the white sands of the Emerald Beach ttotel where many members o the official parties and newsmen are staying Walking gingerly through the loose sand the prime minister looked a bit bewil dered by the musical din and the crush of he surveyec the wellstocked serving tables Ushered to a table facing th bandstand he listened apprecia tively to a lively rendition o Mack the Knife then watche native dancers enact a couple o playlets called Stone Cold Dead in the Market and She Killed Nobody but Her Husband THE CLIMAX came when Count Bernadino sporting a mul to accept an unworkable systicolored shirt sang his specia tern of black boxes in our ChristcavPSo To Mr Kennedy greetings and salutation For the way you handled the As the President of the United details of the robot stations leads States youve given the whol us to believe that the Soviet Unworld aid I hope some day you buy Cas tro a razor blade City Has Blanket of Fog For Fifth Straight Day Fog for the fifth consecutive day plagued the city this morn ing After the sun rose and winds picked up the fog began clearing The US Weather Bureau re ported more fog may develop to night but that probably will be the last of it for a while A cool front due in tomorrow night plus higher winds will tend to prevent the development of fog Visibility was oneeighth of a mile this morning at tha airport causing some delays in airlin flights Two outgoing Braniff Airway flights were delayed the first on getting off the ground at S am An Eastern Airlines flight fron Houston was canceled and TransTexas Airways flight fron Houston was delayed a few min utes CJA LATE NEWS Back to U S HAVANA American negotiator James B Donovan said he is returning to Miami today following talks with the Cuban government about the release of 1113 Bay of Pigs invasion prisoners I continue to be optimistic Donovan told a reporter See story Page Castro Hopes7 Cited HAVANA Prime Min ister Fidel Castro shares ne gotiators high hopes for a quick exchange of 1113 Bay of Pigs prisoners for U S food and medicines an official ot a committee of prisoners mothers said today See story Page Yemen Recognized WASHINGTON tfl The United States today formal ly recognized the republican government of Yemen formed in September after a revo lutionary coup Market Mixed NEW YORK Of A flur ry of demand for motors and selected issues highlighted a mixed stock market early this afternoon The Associated Press average of 60 stocks at noon was up 3 at 2396 with industrials up 7 rails un changed and utilities up 1 Negotiators Meet NEW YORK en Labor and management negotiators met jointly today with Secretary of Labor W Willard Wirtz and other federal officials in an effort to avert a Christ mas eve strike by 60000 dock workers in East and Gulf Coast pens n AP 7 The SuPreme Court settled an important issue facing Texas junior colleges today school 10CSl tax to nSjfM7i2rdeClS0r in a Harris Coun DisU ict Court judgment in favor of San Jacinto Junior llege A group of Harris County property owners had ued to stop the college from collectizig the local ad alorem tax The issue affected every pub icsupported junior college in the tate because the property own rs challenged the validity of a itate law giving the school dis rict the taxin power THE CASE WAS a direct ap peal from the 55th District Court because of the constitutional chal enge There has been no action n a court of civil appeals Leon Shepherd of Harris Coun y and other property owners contended that junior colleges do not come within the meaning of the term public free schools as used in the law B W Musgroves executive di of the Junior College Di vision of the Texas Education said a ruling for Shep icrd could invalidate some 52 million in bonds issued by the states 32 junior colleges IV JOINING the arguments ior the state the attorney gen eral claimed that junior colleges are directly authorized by Article 7 Section 3 of the State Consti ution I was on this argument lie majority of todays opinion based most of their decision The attorney general said junior col eges are owned by the public and maintained by taxes and as such fall under the constitutional definition of free schools WEATHER Forecast for Corpus Christi and vicinity Partly cloudy am warm this afternoon Mostly cloudy tonight and tomorrow morning with scattered showers Chance for fog again tonight Clearing and a little cooler to morrow Low tonight 5862 high this aft ernoon 75SO high tomorrow 6S 74 Wind forecast South and south east winds 12 to 20 miles an hour this afternoon Light variable winds tonight shifting to north erly 12 to IS miles an hour late tonight and tomorrow Temperature downtown at noon 68 degrees relative humiditj 62 per cent barometric pressure 3004 Highest temperatures yester day and lowest this morning In ternational Airport 7760 Cham ber of Commerce 6962 Water temperature at Port Aransas 70 degrees Sunrise am tomorrow sunset pm today moonrise am tomorrow moonsei pm today and pm tomorrow Gulf tides High am to day pm today and pm tomorrow low pm to day am tomorrow and 4 pm tomorrow Rainfall for 1962 is 1316 inches i131 inches below normal Weather Map Tago 13 Ruling Saves Texas Schools Cigarette Sales Machines Barred At Cancer Center BUFFALO NY ifl Roswell Park Memorial Institute a ma jor cancer research center an nounced today it had removed all cigarettevending machines from its building because of stud ies it said linked smoking with lung cancer In place of the vending ma chines signs were posted read ing Roswell Park Memorial Insti tute is dedicated to the detection treatment and prevention of can cer To help protect and remind you of the hazards of cigarette smoking all cigarette vending machines have been removed from the premises With Tax Rule Del Mar College officials were relieved and happy over the Tex as Supreme Courts ruling today that junior college districts may levy a tax to support their schools Im delighted said Grady St Clair president of the col lege An adverse ruling could have put us in a financial crimp THE DECISION affected every Iccally tax supported junior college in the state including Del Mar Because of this Del Mar at torneys filed a friend the court brief in the case support ing the legalify of districts to levy a tax Attorney J W Gary said a different ruling could have done away with colleges supported by local taxes Both St Glair and Gary said however they believed the prob lem could have been worked out if the court had rued against the colleges IT WOULD have required an amendment to the Texas Con stitution but in the meantime it would have been a great in convenience to the college and the St Clair said Local taxes finance 51 per cent the colleges budget set this year at The tax levy this year is about This is based on a 25cent tax rate on each valuation The dis tricts total assessed valuation is 5417 million In addition to local taxes the college receive about S4SO 000 in state aid about the same amount in tuition and fees and about 525000 from miscellaneous sources WITH 10 PERSONS Man Caught Trying To Set House Afire SAN ANTONIO on San An tonio police arrested a 39year old former convict today as he in the gasoline soaked bathroom in which his motherinlaw was im prisoned Pedro Sampayo of San Antonio was not immediate attempted ar son There were nine children in the iiouse at the time Patrolman Roberto Villarreal said the served a pris on term in Wisconsin for slaying a man and who is now out on pa role on a narcotics poured gasoline on his 70yearold crippled motherinlaw on the children and in every room in the house I wasnt going to set fire to that old lady Sampayo told a reporter I just wanted to scare her so she would tell me where my wife went Police said there were 10 chil dren and two adults in the frame house when Sampayo arrived in the predawn darkness He sent his sisterinlaw Mrs Josefina Guitierrez out to look for his wife they said Then he nailed the doors and windows shut and poured gaso line on the floors on beds and on the furniture Sampayo had the children car ry Mrs Anatascia Cortinas his motherinlaw into the bathroom police said Then he started try ing to put the nine children into the bathroom bjjt a police called by Mrs Guitierrez as soon as she got out of the rived Mrs Sampayo came out of her nearby hiding place after her husband was arrested ;