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   Advocate (Newspaper) - January 6, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 242 TELEPHONE MI 1-1451 VICTORIA, TEXAS, MONDAY, JANUARY EiUblUhed 1816 President Returns to Washington Congressional Task Looms WASHINGTON dent Johnson returned to the capital Sunday night to tackle the tough job of getting Con- gress to enact the program on which he hopes to make his bid for election to the presidency. Ending a two-week working holiday at hts Texas ranch, the President left Austin at p.m. EST and his Air Force 1 jet touched down at Andrews Air Force Base in nearby Maryland at p.m. EST. Johnson went at once by heli- copter to the White House which will be the scene of intensive last-minute conferences as lie shapes the pattern for his deal- Ings 'ith the 88lh Congress' second session. Visits Connally The President interrupted his return from the LBJ ranch to Washington for a stop in Austin where he called on Gov. John Connally, the stale's Democrat- ic chief executive who is recup- erating from wounds received when President John F. Ken- nedy was assassinated last Nov. 22. Johnson then went to the Aus- tin home of Sen. Ralph Yarbor- ough, D-Tex., who once was on the opposite side from Johnson in the Democrats' intraparty struggles in Texas. The two men have joined political hands since Kennedy's death and Sun- day's visit appeared to under- score the end of the feud. Back On Job Wilh massive chores ahead, Congress gets back on the job Tuesday. Johnson will deliver his state- of-the-union address to Congress Wednesday. He will discuss it Monday with Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Secretary of De- fense Robert S. McNamara and McGeorge Bundy, his adviser on national security affairs. Johnson also is due to meel Monday with Senate Democrat- ic leader Mike Mansfield of Montana. Economy Key Word Johnson has been saying over and over that economy is the watchword. Over and over he has emphasized that he intends to see to it that not one uneedec dime of spending goes into the new budget. But he also has stressed that no essential oper- ations, including defense, are going to be impaired. The chief executive has put in long hours on a budget of around billion ajid on his State of the Union message dur- ing the last dozen days of a holi- day stay at his home in the Texas range country. He has put a comprehensive civil rights bill and another to slash taxes by billion on what he calls the "must" list He also wants Congress to enact the long-stalled program for medical care of the elderly un- der the Social Security system. 12 Cents Spiritual Leaders Confer at Summit BABIES ARE HER HOBBY "I'm crazy about little Mrs. Julie Dyer, above, of 'Los Angeles said, as she held her 219th child, a baby girl born Thanksgiving Day. At 59, Mrs. Dyer is a boarding mother for the _, (AP Photo) Children's Home Society. She has two of her own; the other 217 are infants she kept in her modest home for a few months while they awaited adoption. 12-Month Session Seen As Congress to Return WASHINGTON year-i end, eight-day breather over, Congress goes back to work Tuesday facing the prospect Jiat the new session may be 12 months long. "Unless we bring about changes in rules and proce- Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Mon- tana said Sunday "I think that most among these are, tax reduction, civil rights and health care for the elderly under Social Security. President Johnson has put his personal prestige behind the un- completed major goals of the late President John F. Kennedy and the New B'rontier program. Johnson is certain to add some proposals of his own in his State working on a 12-month basis in the years ahead." As the second session of the 88th Congress opens, the legisla- tors are faced with avheavy backlog of Kennedy administra- tion proposals on which action was not completed in 1963. Fore- the Senate better anticipate of the Union message to a joint session Wednesday. Complicating the 1964 timeta- ble is the fact that the national political conventions will be held this summer. Political overtones will sound through the session because in addition to electing a president Viet Cong Losses Heavy In Clash Near Saigon and vice president in November, he voters will decide upon all 435 House seats and 35 seats ol the 100-member Senate. Johnson has the benefit of a leavy Democratic majority There are 67 Democrats and 3: Republicans in the Senate ant 256 Democrats and 178 Republi :ans in the House, with one Democratic vacancy. But party lines often vanish during the strenuous struggles over controversial measures Johnson's reputation of being a magician in winning legislative was eslab lished while he was Democratic leader of the be on the line. The complex tax-reduction and revision measure won House .passage last September aut.has been stalled in the Sen ate Finance Committee. Mans SAIGON, South Viet Nam government force of about men clashed with Communist units 25 miles south- west of Saigon on Sunday, and there were early indications the Viet Cong suffered very heavy casualties. A U.S. helicopter pilot return- ing from the area said: "It was the heaviest firefight I have seen in Viet Nam. I think more than 100 Viet Cong must have been killed by Ihe pounding we gave them. They were shooting back with everj'thing from shot- guns to machine guns." Several airborne and regular IN AUSTIN LBJ Pauses to Mend Yarborough 'Fences' AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) Presi- denl Johnson paused on the way back to Washington Sunday to kiss a couple of babies and do some political fence-patching with Sen, Ralph Yarborough, D- Tex. The Chief executive flew from his ranch to the state capital where he went to Yarborough's home lo sip coffee with fellow Democrats and! puff again on the peace pipe with the senator. Earlier he stopped at the state executive mansion to pay a fare- well call on Gov. John Connally, who still wears a sling on the arm wounded when President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. It was outside the governor's mansion, where several hundred people had gathered, that John- son worked his way through the crowd, pumping hands and planting a kiss on a couple of children in arms. Then he went on lo the Yarbo- rough home in Austin and got in a receiving line with the sena- tor and his wife to spend about twenty minutes shaking more hands. It wasn't so long ago lhat Johnson and Yarborough were not on speaking terms. They feuded while Johnson was a sen- ator and vice president. The quarrel centered in part around Johnson's contention that In 1960 he not only was elected vice-president but also re-elected senator and thus should have a say about patronage appoint- ments. About this lime Yarbo- rough was saying that he and Johnson were in vigorous dis- agreement. But this year Yarborough is trying for re-election and only a few days ago the senator was saying that the relationship with Johnson now is very friendly. The President and Mrs. John- son, along with their daughter Lynda Bird, flew by helicoptei from the LBJ Ranch near John- son City lo the grounds of the Municipal Auditorium in Austin. Mi's, Johnson was accompanying her husband back to Washingtor but Lynda Bird is staying behinc to continue classes at the Uni versity of Texas. army battalions moved into the area on foot, supported by ar- mored personnel carriers. The spot is in the Mekong River delta near a Viet Cong arms de- jot where government forces seized more than seven tons of ammunition two weeks ago. One American helicopter crewman was slightly wounded, and of about 15 participating helicopters, most were hit. None were downed, however. The firefight took place be- .ween the towns of Tan An and Tan Hicp, near the main roac from Saigon through the delta. In Saigon, a noisy column of marchers several hundrec strong wound through downtown streets carrying banners and chanting, "Dpwn with neutral ism." The marchers had attended a combination memorial service and political rally staged by the newly reorganized Viet Nam National Democratic party. It began in a downtown stadium, and honored Nguyen Yuong Tarn, who committed suicide last July 7 at the height of the Buddhist crisis and on the eve of his scheduled trial for having opposed the Ngo Dinh Diem government. field predicts mid-March. passage before Pressured into actiin by a dis charge petition effort, the House Rules Committee will begin gi hearings Thursday on the bi partisan civil rights bill. If tht bill is not sent lo the floor soon the attempt to bypass the com mittee may gain strength. So Far, about 170 House members have signed the petition. A ma (See CONGRESS, Page 10) Today's Chuckle One henpecked husband (o another: "My slight speech wife has impediment. Every now and then she stops to breathe." Patriarch, Pope Talk 29 Minutes Mount of Olives Historic Site JERUSALEM (AP) Pope aul VI and Orthodox Patriarch 4lhenagoras, spiritual leaders ol '00 million Christians, met Sun- day night with a symbolic "kiss of a seal on a drive toward greater friendship and understanding between their churches. The two leaders embraced in :he course of a historic encoun- .er lasting just 28 'irst such meeting between s pope and a patriarch of Con stanlinople since 1439. The kiss came as Patriarch Athenagoras entered a reception room at the Roman Catholic Apostolic Delegation on the Uount of Olives where the pon iff awaited him. Clasped Hands They elapsed hands, bent to- ward each other and cxchange  en by Associated Press photo- graphers. Elevated trains coming from the East Berlin Friedrich Slrasse station were' packed so tightly some of the doors bare- 65, low 41 ly closed. crossing points through the con- crete barricade were more heart-rending then those of the reunions between West Berlin- crs and their relatives in the Soviet sector after the holiday travel to the western sector of visiting period began 19 days ago. "I wish I had not gone over (See BERLIN, Page 10) politically, taxes were paid ind exemptions issued Some 65 deputies have been approved and will be helping he tax office receive poll tax myments in the near future Dodson said. Some of these have >een sworn in, and others an expected to come in soon, most in groups Dodson said a dale for issuing receipts to begin at many Vic toria locations will probably be decided on Ibis week, as deputie are sworn in. One group that will be active in the payment campaign i the League of Women Voters 'eel high from a gas well. World famous oil field fire- 'ighter Red Adair of Houston, said the pits will be filled with vater to douse the area around :he well so his crew can clear debris and get close enough to snuff the blaze with dynamite or a gelatin explosive. The flames, fed by 60 million ubk feet of gas a day, have >een roaring since Thursday night at the site about 20 miles northwest of Carlsbad in the In- dian Hills Field. The fire de- stroyed the drilling equipment and derrick when the well blew after the drillers struck a gas socket at feet. The drillers led minutes before when they noted pressure building up. The blaze is burning off about worth of gas a day and Adair says it may be another week before it is extinguished His first problem is getting iome gallons of water to the site. It will be brought in by water trucks and. poured into the pits. The crew will soak the drill ing debris, clear the wreckage and then wet down Ihe area (See FLAMES, Page 10) THE WEATHER Cloudy to partly cloudy Mon day and Monday night, turning a little cooler, with possible back lo West Berlin when the showers Monday afternoon. Pair Tuesday, mild in the afternoon Thousands of the West Winds will be variable, mostly southeasterly 8 to 18 m.p.h. Mon day morning, shifting to norther ly 10 to 20 m.p.h Monday after noon, decreasing Tuesday. Ex pected Monday temperatures Low 50, high 60. South Central Texas: Partly cloudy and cooler Monday Widely scattered showers alonj the coast Monday afternoon Fair Tuesday. High Monday 60s and 60s. Temperatures Sunday: High Tides (Port L a v a c a Port The closing scenes at the five O'Connor Lows at a.m. and p.m., highs at a.m. and p.m. Mon- day. Barometric pressure at sea level: 30.02. Sunset Monday, sunrise Tuesday. This Information bated on data from the U.S Weather Bureau Victoria OHIce (See Weather Elsewhere, Page 2) American Bank of Commerce Commercial National Bank ?irst Victoria National Bank Victoria Bank and Trust Co. Dick's Food Store at 1302 E ;reslwood and the Town ;ountry Model Market at 291 N. Laurent. Other groups and individual will be taking payments at Lon Tree Shopping Center; DuPon Campbell and Donali X. Radam Co., 1301 N. Main; Rozas Fooi Market, 712 E. Virginia; Can Electric Co., 707 S. Moody, Li Siesla Restaurant, 3001 Port La vaca Highway; La Paloma, 70 S. Bridge; Victoria Tortilla Port Lavaca Highway; Jess Loa Service Station, Port La vaca Highway; Texas Finance 111 S. Liberty; Cano Insurance 106 E. Forrest; Artero Memoria Funeral Home, 603 E. Murray Club Westerner, 1005 W. Con stitution; Victoria Shoe Shop (See TAX, Page 10) Barriers between Arab Jordan nd Jewish Israel ene- mies since the Palestine ame down, if only momentari- and Israel welcomed the visi- or enthusiastically and happily. 'Humble Pilgrimage' But the summit meeting with le towering 6-fooM Patriarch was widely regard- d as the most important event f three event-packed days of he pontiff's "humble pilgrim- ge" to spread the word of jeace and concord among men. H was considered possible the meeting of Ihe ascetic looking 36-year-old Pope with the beard- id patriarch could open a new ira of understanding between aiths which have been sepa- since the schism of the rear 1054. The meeting Sunday night, irst of two scheduled sessions, vas held at (he Apostolic Dele- gation on the Mount of Olives vhere the Pope has been staying vhile in Jordanian Jerusalem, 'he second meeting is scheduled or Monday, final day of the xmtiff's thus-far triumphal tour as the first Pope in Christen- dom's years to come to the loly Land where the faith was Mrn. Trip Through Galilee The historic encounter with Athenagoras began less than one hour after the pontiff passed through Mandelbaum Gate, a spot in the truce lines heavily 'uarded by Israeli and Arab 'qrces. This was at the end of his journey through Galilee amid scenes of the Virgin Mary's annunciation and the aoyhood evangelism of Jesus. The Pope's motorcade trav- eled through the gates across an area still strewn with the rubble of the Palestine War 16 years ago. Jordanian desert legionnaires Behind sandbagged positions peered down on the brilliantly floodlit scene across the gate where the pontiff passed under a canopy of blue, yellow, and while bunling inlo Arab terri- tory after receiving sn official farewell from Israeli President Zalman Shazar. In what had been an almost unbelievable show of coopera- tion between enemies, barriers had gone down momentarily both at Ihe jenin border cross- ing 67 miles north of Jerusalem in the Samaritan Hills for the Pope's journey, and at the Man- dlebaum Gate for his return. Returning to the Arab side, the pontiff was driven at once to the Apostolic Delegation. Athenagoras, patriarch of Con- stantinople arrived by air early Sunday afternoon and was welcomed by Moslem King Hussein of Jordan .and many other dignitaries. Hussein (See LEADERS, Page 10) INJURED IN LEAP Red Exchange Student Allowed To Stay in U.S. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. A Soviet exchange student re- covering from serious injuries has been notified by the U.S. State Department that he is welcome lo remain permanent- ly in this country. The notification reached Yuri A. Asseyev, 35, on Saturday at Cambridge City Hospital where he is under treatment for injur- ies police said lie suffered in a leap from a third-floor apart- ment last Thursday. Asseyev was a professor of philosophy at the University of Leningrad. He has a wife and child in that city. He is in this country as an exchange student at Harvard University. Authorities said Asseyev asked the State Department tor asylum on Dec. 29. The Soviet Embassy was notified by the Slate Department on Dec. 31, two days he dropped from Ihe Cambridge apartment of a male friend. Robert Owen of the State De- partment Division of Russian Affairs said Asseyev must have been despondent, and added: "It is a complex matter. This had been a hard anil difficult decision to make. To desert your own country and choose another country over it. Natu- rally it must hayo been followed by mixed emotions." Two Soviet diplomatic offi- cials visited Asseyev at the hos- pital. He was quoted as telling them that he reached the deci- sion to remain here of his own volition without encouragement from anyone. The Russians reportedly as- sured Asseyev he could corre- spond with his wife and child. Asked if Asseyev's family might be permitted to join him here, Owen said "Fortunately, things are not what they were a few years ago." Asseyev is suffering from a severe scalp cut and a ruptured spleen. Doctors said he will re- cover. City-Wide Dollar Days Today and Tuesday   

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