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   Advocate (Newspaper) - January 7, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 243 TELEPHONE HI I-UM VICTORIA, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1964 Established 1849 Deep Wildcat Sets Record Amerada Petroleum Corn, of Houston No. 1 R. F. Talley, scheduled wildcat oil- well in the Vfood HI Commi'nily some nine miles southeast of Victoria, is making hole below feet. At this point, the well is the deepest wildcat in Victoria Coun- ty history. Rumors slill persist that the well will be drilled to feet 01- deeper. Asked if there were any such plans, Luther Bryant, Amerada district geologist of Houston, said, "I don't know of H if it will." Bryant said he would "ratherj not comment" on word in local oil circles that the well is now' being core tested after every foot. It is being drilled as a "tight a term used by oilmen to describe a well with progress kept secret. However, Amerada has been releasing some drill- ing depth reports, but spokes- men are keeping mum concern- ing other factors pertinent to the mystery well. Indications are that at feet, drilling switched to 10% inch pipe, with the hole out from under it probably inches. The steam boilers used to power the deep drilling opera- tion are said to use 3.5 million feet of natural gas daily. Amerada reports the well has undergone no unusual difficul- ties in drilling to its present depth. Pope Completes Historical Trip ROME Paul VI came home to Vatican City Monday night from his history-making tour of the- Holy Land. At his palace window the Pope blessed hundreds of thousands of welcomers who filled St. Peter's Square and fr-rmed a cross of flaming torches to honor him. "Grazie" tlianks, said the Pontiff, adding humbly; "I did not want to bother any body. I to come back to Rome in a quiet way." Slow Return The crowd roared. Other lens of thousands of Romans had hailed his drive from the air- port through Rome so tumul- tuously that the normal 45-min- ule trip took almost three hours Those in the square noted that for the first time in re- corded annals a Pope was so overcome with emotion he for- to use the traditional, form- El "we" and said "I" just like anyone else. "My he told (he faith- ful, "may have a huge hislori- cal significance. It may mark the beginning of great benefits for the church and mankind. Christian Unily Referring to his aim of Chris- tian unity, expressed again and again in the Holy Land, the Pope added: "I have had the fortune to embrace after centuries and centuries the Patriarch of Con- stantinople and exchange with him words of peace and frater- nity. We hope this seed will ripen." The Pope left on his trip last Saturday as a pilgrim, fulfill- ing a long dream to see first hand the shrines of Christ's life and passion. Red-Carpet Welcome There was no formal cere- mony for his departure. But he was welcomed back with full red-carpet military honors, in- cluding a 21-gun salute for him as temporal ruler of the sov- ereign state of Vatican City. Italy's highest government and slate officials were at the airport to greet him, including President Antonio Segni and marxist socialist Pietro Nenni, for years a close ally of the Communists and now a deputy (See POPE, Page 8) Smoking Report Due Saturday WASHINGTON is likely to be a week of somewhat nervous wondering for Ihe American smoker and for those who make and sell ciga- rettes and for those who hold to- bacco company stocks. A federal jury of at work for nearly 14 months has readied its final report on smoking ?nd health. It will be made public at noon Saturday. The jury members are jeal- ously guarding its secrecy. In (heir offices, the files are locked. The report apparently is under lock and key. Yet in a sense, the report is as available as the books on the shelves of the National Library of Medicine in Belhesda, Md., or (he back issues of your local newspaper. For the job of the federal jury was not lo do new re- search, but to weigh and test the validity of statistical and ex- perimental research already done, already reported, already made public. What is not known is how (Sec REPORT, Page 8) Mrs. O. Morgan of Sea- drift, in town early, and get- ting ready for a quiet 48th wed- ding anniversary Wednesday. the John Giisemans celebrating a wedding anniversary today. Dennis Wilclcn looking for a good place to walch TV. Herbert Farmer recovering from recent surgery and glad lo be back nl work again. Eddie Wagner Jr. oul at an early hour and maintaining a cheerful smile. .Mrs. Jo Car- ter discovering a Christmas gift under her own Christmas tree, while taking down the tree. tho C. B. Settles marking a wedding anniversary today. W. K. Coons doing his good deed for the day and a f e w days to come. .Mrs. Emma Kclimldt having her 81st birth- day today. .Virgil Hainble- ton downtown for banking pur- poses. .Noah Thompson oul to soak up some sunshine .Mrs. Carrie Parsons de- ciding that a "balky" automo- bile is not the best way to start off Monday morning. .Owen Dennis not complaining, b u t agreeing that the first of the month is a busy time. .Louis Woclil doing some research on his favorite history subject. Mrs. Earl Cliburn Irying to chase clown some history on Victoria during the days of the Civil War.....Albert Harri- son Sr. busy with details for the Holy Name Society Conven- tion at St. Mary's Hall next Sunday. 'CSS Welcomes Long Days House Wants Early Closing WASHINGTON (AP) Meov )ers of the 88th Congress re- urn ing for start of their second session welcomed a leadership call for more and longer work- days and an early election-year adjournment. They want no repetition ot ast year's performance which tept them in session until Dec. 30. The current target date for adjournment is the week before he Democratic National Con- lion opens on Aug. 24 at Allan- tic City, N.J. Fewer Recesses Some leaders believe Con gress can accomplish all that must be done by that lime. His- orically, they point out, major egislation is difficult to handle once the national conventions are past and campaigning gels under way. Present plans call for a brief Saster recess and another re- cess during the week of the Re- publican National Convention starting in San Francisco on July 13. House Speaker John W. Mc- !ormack, D-Mass., said he is lopeful 'all necessary legisla- :ion can be disposed of before :he Atlantic City convention starts. It will be necessary, he said, to work longer and take fewer prolonged weekend re- cesses such as were routine last year. Money Bills House Republican Leader Charles A. Halleck of Indiana said he sees no reason why Con- gress cannot quit by the end ot July. "The sooner you adjourn Democratic Congress, the bet- Canal Due Maintenance While work is nearing com- pletion on Ihe final legs of Ihe Victoria Barge Canal, the first maintenance project is expect- ed to get under way soon on the original 14-mile span. Engineer Bill Klotz of Lock- wood, Andrews and Newnam pointed out tlist this section, which reaches approximately to Highway 35 in Calhoun County, was completed in 1954 by the Salhoun West Side Navigation District, and accepted for main- :enance by the U. S. Corps of Engineers. Loyd Richardson Construction Co. of Aransas Pass recently ivas awarded the dredging con- tract to recondition Ihe original span on a bid of Meanwhile, work already Is Jnder way on a new construc- tion phase awarded at the same lime lo Farrel! Construction Co. of Memphis, on a bid of A portion of the work on this nine mile strip has been sub- contracted to W. L. Lipscomb 3f Victoria, and Lipscomb has begun work, Klofz said. Visiting Singers Appear Tonight The Texas Singers will appear Tuesday at p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church Hall under the auspices of the Victoria Fine Arts Association It will be a attraction for members of the association, who need only to show their membership card to bo admit- ted. The performance also rep- resents a bonus for members of the Trail of the Six Flags Thea- ter, who will also be admitted free of charge by showing their membership cards. In addition, it will be the only performance of the season at which the general public will be admitted. Admission at the door will be for adults and 50 cents {or students. Beef Import Limit Sought by Welder State Cattle Leader To Attend Freeman Meeting Wednesday ter it is for the he commented. To avoid a fiscal bottleneck such as tied up last year's ses- sion, leaders of the House Ap- propriations Committee prom- ised early action on the annual money bills which will finance the government for the fisca year starting July 1. They urged other committees to speed con sideration of bills which mus be enacted before some appro- priations can be made. Seats At Stake Behind the clamor for earlj adjournment is the fact that all 435 House seats and 35 of the 100 Senate seats will be at stake in the November elections Members want at least two months for politicking. Just how long and controver- sial the coming session will be may depend on (he legislative demands of President Johnson They will be outlined in tha President's State of the Union message Wednesday and subse- quent messages. Two of the toughest proposals in the President's program al- ready are well-advanced. A broad civil rights bill is (See CONGRESS, Page S) Mild Norther Passes Quietly Victoria experienced a mild norther at 5 a.m. Monday that had little effect on the temper- ature Another mild norther is ex- pected late Wednesday. Monday's low was 50 degrees; high, 64. Tuesday's expected low was'39; high, 67. 10 Cents Thoroughfare Paving Assessments Reduced By HENRY WOLFF Jr. Advocate Staff Writer Leo J, Welder of Victoria, iresident of the Texas and Southwestern Caltle Raisers As- sociation, will be in Washington on Wednesday to present the viewpoint of his organization concerning the controver- sial beef import problem. Welder, along with represen- atives of other cattlemen and 'armer groups of the nation, has been asked by Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman attend the discussion meeting. "We are concerned with the low price of live t h e TSCRA president said. "There are several causes of the price drop, including the high level al which domestic beef has gained in population, and the increase in beef iniporls from other coun- tries." Welder said imports have compounded a bad situation by rising at a time when domes- tic cattle production is also ris- ing at a rapid pace. "We will probably discuss what can be done about this situation to geet some sort of he said, noting, "Local cattlemen have been hurt pret- ty bad." Welder believes work in the areas of import reduction and beef promotion is necessary to get this relief. "Our beef industry is very ef ficient, and has no protection to speak of with low tariffs on im ports and no he ob served. His organization draftet a resolution recently noting that the domestic beef industry has tried to produce a high quality product, and that though its ef forts have been successful, do mestic beef is not produced as cheap as in othw countries because of the high cost of the cattleman's operation here. "We would like some controls on the amount of he said. "This may possibly have lo be achieved through higher tariffs." "However, if imports can be regulated by agreement, we fee! it would be more the livestock leader said, not- ing that it is realized that there is nothing wrong with imports as long as they do not rise ai such an alarming pace as to hurt the cattle raiser at home. He said, "When domestic pro- duction is low, we can use a higher amount of imports, but at times like this they can cre- ate a hardship." Concerning the new year, Wel- der said that estimates of the cattle population indicate an in- crease of some three million head over last year's record, bringing the total to about 107 million. I "Last year's prices got pret- y rough with the feeders get- ing punished all year long. Now t has worked down to the pro- ducer of feeder stock, causing mces to be quite a bit lower ban a year ago with feed costs he said. Welder says something should >e accomplished in time to help his year's cattleman. Welder said he understands he meeting with Freeman is to be a rather informal one, a fol- (See BEEF, Page 8) Cheating Policy Studied By Cuero School Board j By BEN PRAUSE Advocate Cuero Bureau CUERO A proposed policy on cheating was deferred for further study by Cuero school board Monday night. The policy was drawn up by the Adminis- trative Advisory Council, which is composed of faculty mem- bers of C H e r o School District. Independent It was the feeling of the board no vote should be taken on the proposed policy until it re- ceived further study. The policy defined cheating as the giving and-or receiving of help on homework, tests and classroom assignments. S t u- dents found cheating would re- ceive a zero on the test, home- work or class assignment. The giver of tho information would also get a zero. The teacher would then notify the principal. Also included in the policy was that parents be notified by :he principal and called to the school office for a conference. Undents guilty of cheating would lave all honors removed for a minimum of 30 days to a maxi- mum of 90 days, depending on the decision of the teacher and principal. Also, any student found choat- ng would bo considered a spe- cial student and would not permitted to participate in any- thing at school except class- room work, Four members of the advi- sory council, Mrs. 0. M. Boyle and Howard Gandy, members of the Cuero High Scholl facul ty, and Mrs. Gertrude Avant and Mrs. Pansy Watson, ap peared at the board meeting to give the council's views or the proposed policy. Board Pres- ident Jim Stone and Supl. Mar- vin Kirkman expressed appre- ciation fo the delegation and other members of Ihe council for Ihe work they had pul into the project and said (he coun- cil would be notified of any ac- tion the board took. The board approved deposit- ing in a Federal Savings and Loan Association. The mon- ey came from Houston First Federal Savings and Association, which has changed from a federal to a state char- ter. School business manager Ru- dy Fuchs said Ihe rep- resented the Cuero School Dis- trict's pro rata share o! the as- sociation's surplus that was di- vided among the depositors. The surplus was distributed on the basis of the amount of money (See POLICY, Page t) By TOM K. FITE Advocate Staff Writer City Council altered its assessment rates for the aoncl paving program again Monday after a one-hour ession with concerned property owners which proved among other things that some people read and what is published in newspapers, and others do not. dropped the assessment rate from to ior lineal foot only for al property which sides on pro- rased thoroughfares, but left LEO J. WELDER Vending Center Eyed for Park Information is now being accepted by City and Recreation Commission for a complete vending center, and all interested persons are invited to con- tact the commission, Chairman B. E. Leissner an- nounced Monday at the January meeting of the board Leissner said the center would offer coin opperalec Chamber Banquet A Sell-Out Victoria Chamber of C o m- merce was assured of a capacity crowd at its annual meeting and leadership recognition banquet Jan. 21 after reserving the last of 700 tickets Monday, reports Ben Ritferskamp, manager. The chamber office is taking names of those who would like lo attend in case any reserva- tions are rescinded, Ritterskamp noted. Ritlerskamp said it almost un- heard of for a chamber ban- quet lo sell out of tickets so quickly. Last week, it was an- nounced that the speaker at the local function would be Justin Wilson of Baton Rouge, La., a nationally famous spinner of Cajun stories. Event Streamlined The event will be held in the Victoria High gym, and has been streamlined to eliminate lime consuming factors that the banquet committee under C. A. Dickerson felt might detract from the program, which in eludes the presentation of sev- eral local awards. Supt. C. 0. Chandler will be the master of ceremonies and will introduce the speaker. The invocation will be given by the Rev. John Newton, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Bill Klotz, last year's chamber president, and Robert R. Mar- tin, current president, will have brief spots on the program. Citizen Award The Rotary Club Senior Citi- r.en award will be presented by David Sheffield. James Cumley, Jaycee president, will present the Jaycee Distinguished Serv- ice award, and Dr. R. H. Hart- man, head of the agricultural section of the chamber last year, will present several youth awards. machines supplies, charcoal, jackets of food for zoo animals and a complete line ot candy ice cream and other items. The center will be housed in a building to be constructed a :he cost of the concessionaire Leissner said, and will be op eraled on a "three-year renew able lease." In other action al Ihe month ly meeting, Commissioner Les ter A. (Bugs) Meis said the Victoria Children's Zoo has -an opportunity to purchase an ele pliant "al a very reasonabl price, but we're holding up fo the manager (City Manage John Lee) and the council tc give us a decision on how thi will fit into the zoo maste plan." Reference was to a reques from the commission severa weeks ago that City Counci consider hiring a zoo planning expert to study the Victoria op eration and make recomtnenda lions for future expansions. No action has been taken council, and Meis told a re porter prior to Monday's ses sion that he was going "to throw the whole thing into council's lap." He did not elaborate. The elephant was described as an 13-year-old Indian specje which is "healthy, docile and (See CENTER, Page 8) THE WEATHER Clear to partly cloudy and a little warmer Tuesday and Wednesday, turning colder late Wednesday. Variable winds 5 to 10 m.p.h. Tuesday, becoming southerly 8 lo 18 Wednesday and shifting to northerly 10 to 20 late Wednesday. Tuesday's expected temperatures: Low 39, high 67. South Central Texas: Clear to partly cloudy Tuesday and Wednesday. Warmer Tuesday. High 62-70. Cooler Wednesday. Temperatures Monday: high, 64; low 50. Tides (Port Lavaca -Port O'Connor Lows al veaTS, primarily through a sys a.m. and p.m. with highs at and p.m. Barometric pressure at sea level: 30.00. Sunset Tuesday; sunrise, Wednesday. This Information bastd on data irom tho U.S. Weathw Burtau Victoria for ice, picnic smal Frontal Property Rate To Stay Today's Chuckle Even though the tongue weighs practically nothing, it's surprising how few people are able to hold it. he rate at per foot for front- ng property of all types. This apparently satisfied the majority ot some 15 property owners present, although Wal- .er Kilmers of 2102 E. Mistle- ;oe and F. R. Geddie of 2013 E. Crestwood both left the meeting still maintaining thai the assessments on residential property were excessive. Two Assessments A majority of those present have siding property, but Ged- die owns a corner lot at Crest- wood and Ben Jordan, both of which will be thoroughfares, and he faces one assessment at per foot and another at per foot. Geddie and others raised the issue that value of commercial property will be enhanced more by the thoroughfares than will residential property, but Mayor Kemper Williams replied that "the council has learned" thai it cannot assess residential property at one rate and com- mercial property at another. Williams gave this explana- tion after Mrs. Ruby J. Yar- brough of 2014 E. Mimosa read to council the transcript of a Victoria Advocate news story dated May 4, 1952, which quotet former Councilman J. E. Weath erly Jr. as saying that the res idential assessment would bo not more than and possibly less. 'Probably Double1 From the same article she quoted Councilman C. C. Cars ner Jr. as saying that the rate for commercial property "prob ably will be double" the rate on residential property. The news story recountec events at a public meeting held prior to the bond election in which various officials ex- plained that no specific rate o! assessment could be given un- til the bond issue passed anc preliminary engineering was done. Carsner later replied that "everyone was giving estimates that night, and I would like to point out that there was no of ficial action taken." "There couldn't Carsner pointed out, because only the full council in regular session could have taken such action and that only after costs hac been calculated by the engi neers subsequent to the bond issue. Notice Denied After the rates had been cal culated, Williams said, they Census Taker Employed By Blooinington Board By BRUCE PATTON Advocate Staff Writer Members of the board of trustees of the Blaomington In- dependent School District voted Monday night to hire Mrs. Roy Young as census trustee for a census to he conducted this month. Her salary was set at 10 cents per capita. There are approxi- mately scholastics in the schooldistrict, which covers 111 square miles. The motion to employe Mrs. Young for the task was made by member Ronald R. Peck, and seconded by James K. Gar- ner. The vole was also ap- proved by Gulhrie J. Sklar and Luis G. Robles. J. A. Piwefz, vice president, voted against the measure, with AJvin A. Wynn, president, not voting. Supt. Claude B. Mullins in- dicated that the census had 3een conducted by school prin- cipals for the past several :cm of getting school children :o take home, and return prop- er forms. Mullins said such forms had jeen delivered to principals Monday, but noted that they could easily be returned. Peck indicated that ho had talked with Mrs, Young concerning Ihe possibility of her being named census trustee. Board members agreed that if for any reason Mrs. Young was unable to take the census, the former system would be used. The board unanimously turne. down the application of an un named married woman "ovei 21" who sought admission li- the Bloomingfon High School in order to obtain a diploma. Members agreed that it was a cmmendable thing to seel more education, but pointed on that high school diplomas couk be obtained through taking cor respondence courses, as well as possibly taking such courses specifically designed for adults elsewhere. Mullins indicated that he be lieved the woman had barel; begun high school courses, an ublic hearing; they just took the action and then let me know about it." Council called the public hear- ng at its Nov. 6 session, and it was reported in The Advocate on Nov. 7 in the main story on Page 1. On Sunday, Dec. 1, an advance story again related :hat the public hearing would be held the following day. At the Nov. 6 meeting, City Atty. Argyle McLachlan asked Jie council to set the meeting at least one month hence so :hat he would have ample time to mail notices to all affected property owners. Collins' state- ment indicated he received no such notice. Other Protests Others who protested the assessments were Mrs. Gordon Lee, the Rev. N. H. Kern and speakers who identified them- selves only as "Wells" and "McGavran." Among other things, the var- ious speakers complained that value of their residential prop- erty will be decreased, rather than increased, by construction of the thoroughfare. Collins said at one point that "at one time I tried to sell" the property he owns siding on Ben Jordan Street and that "I couldn't even give it away." Still another spokesman, back- ing Collins position, asked coun- cil "how many homes can you buy in Victoria right now sim- ply by taking up the pay- ments." And Mrs. Lee asked "How is it going to increase the value of my property to have the street moved 10 feet closer lo my bedroom window." Williams Replies To all these questions, Wil- liams replied that the city has to provide for the movement of traffic across the city and that such programs cannot be ac- complished without "spending some money." This brought a-question from Collins as to "why people living on the thoroughfares" should have to bear the assessment costs, in addition to what they will pay in taxes for the bond program, "when the thorough- fares are for Ihe benefit of everyone." Williams replied that Victorians pay a otlier comparable they pur- assessment when chase homes in subdivisions .vhere paving and curb and gut- ter already are installed. Kilmers then asked why leveral subdivisions along Ben Jordan Street were accepted by the city without paving (on (See COUNCIL, Page 8) Kacy Heads Review Unit H. W. Kacy, local induslrial plant employe, Monday was named chairman of the reacti- vated Board of Review for Juvenile Readers. Kacy was named, along with Mrs. Alvin Boyd as secrelary, as council officially endorsed the ninth member of the board whose appointment had been announced earlier, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. F. 0. Beck. Other members of the board are V. T. Kallus, Oscar Schulte, Bill Stuckey, Robert H. Camp- bell, the Rev. James Vermillion and Mrs. Dorothy Frels. Under an ordinance passed in 1957 but never implemented, the Board of Review has authority !o examine pictorial matters on public display in the city and recommend appropriate action to eliminate obscene or objec- tionable materials. The board can seek volun- tary removal through coopera- tion with vendors or can ask the city attorney to take legal action where it feels such legal action if justified.   

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