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Advocate (Newspaper) - January 8, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 244 TELEPHONE HI 8-1411 VICTORIA, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1964 Established 1849 3 Injured As Car Hits Overpass Victim Pinned Insifle Wreck Three oilfield workers were Injured, one seriously, early Tuesday morning when their car crashed Into a concrete em- Victoria on Farm Road 616. Troy Autrey, 26, of Blooming- Ion, the most seriously hurt of the trio, was transferred to a San Antonio hospital later in the day for treatment of a reported head injury. A report on his condition was not available Tuesday night. Pinned in Car The two other persons, Donald P. Spiering Jr., 24, of 2406 E. Sabine St. and Marvin Cham- rad, 33, of 906 Dupont St., were both listed in good condition at Citizens Memorial Hospital. Autrey was pinned inside of the overturned vehicle for thirty minutes before being freed by Highway Patrolman Buddy Means, Deputy Sheriffs Tommy Rakowitz of Victoria and Leroy Whilfield of Vanderbilt, and vol- unteers.. Means said Spiering's 1955 Elationwagon veered off the left side of the highway and sailed about 30 feet in the air before crashing against the opposite side of a concrete embankment which Is part of an overpass constructed over the roadway to allow cattle to cross under- neath. Dozed At Wheel The impact knocked the vehicle back its top in the bed of tlie crossing, about 15 feet below the highway. Means said Spiering dozed at the wheel while the three men were returning to Victoria from an oilfield job near Blessing in Matagorda County. The accident scene was s i x miles east of Placedo near the Jackson County line. Ambulances from Duckett Fu- neral Home in Victoria and Slavik Funeral Home in Edna and fire department rescue units from the two towns were dispatched to the scene with the Edna units bringing the three men to the hospital. The accident occurred at about a.m. DISTRICT JUDGE GOP Draft Kelly Announces Acceptable For Re-Election Dist. Judge Joe E. Kelly announced his candi- dacy In the May 2 Democratic Primary to continue to serve as judge of the 24th Judicial Dis- trict. Judge Kelly will be seeking i full four-year term to the iudgeship to which he was ap- pointed in July by Gov. John Connally. Gov. Connally ap- pointed Kelly as judge to fill the vacancy created when Judge Howard P. Green of Cuero was appointed chief jus- lice of the newly created 13th Court of Civil Appeals in Cor- pus Christi. Judge Kelly resigned from his second term as mayor of Victoria to accept !he post. The 24th District includes the counties of Calhoun, DeWitt, Gpliad, Jackson, Refugio and Victoria. "It has not only been my privilege to serve as judge ofi the 24fh District but a distinct! pleasure as Judge Kelly said. He cited particularly how interesting trial and legal re- search has been. Judge Kelly said he has been most favorably impressed with the very competitive attitude 24 Cents JOE E. KELLY attorneys throughout the dis- trict have exhibited in behalf of their clients' rights and best interests. A resident of Victoria since KELLY, Page 10) M. W. MARSHALL H. C. DODSON Six Persons Die in Crash SINTON, Tex. car- truck crash killed six persons late Tuesday at a farm road in- tersection 4 miles south of here in South Texas. All the dead were members of two Sinton area families. They were Mrs. Juanita Gar- cia Alaniz, about 53; three of her daughters, Juanita Alaniz, 6, Maria Guadalupe Alaniz, 7, and Mrs. Maria Alaniz Gon- zales, 23; and two children of Mrs. Gonzales, Maria Alvina Gonzales, 3, and Raul Gonzales, 2 monlhs old. Their station wagon was trav- eling north and a six-wheel truck driven hy G. L. Moore of Taft, Tex., was moving east as the vehicles reached an inter- section, slate patrolmen report- ed. Moore did not require hos- pital treatment. The accident happened about 30 miles north of Corpus Chris- ti at the intersection of Farm Roads 1944 and 2046. Victor Wsber having a attack of sinusitis but manag- ing to attend to his business anyway. Charles Groll mak- ing plans for the Trail of Six Flags annual trail ride to San Antonio. Mrs. Bob Harlman getting downtown to attend to some unfinished business. "Salty" Salzigcr exchanging some Christmas boots. Mar- vin E. "Red" Roc of Tivolt in town for the day. Herb Ep- stein, Morris Lazor and Bill Summers making up a trio at coffee time. .Ernest Yamin on his Constitution Street beat wearing cowboy boots and west- ern hat, Clyde Bauer in line League To Hear Patmaii Address State Sen. William N. Patman for a haircut. Bennic Spies of Ganado will address a League explaining that this wasn't his i------1------- year for deer and looking for- ward to next year. M o n a Gail Hauschild celebrating her first birlhday today. Worlham offering advice passersby while soaking up some sunshine. P. D. Hanson extra cheerful and being extra help- ful. Glenn Brannan, son of J. Brannan, losing h i a brand new rod and reel in the Army Hole on New Year's Eve then hooking it five days later with another rig, only to dis- cover everything still inlact and uncle, R, C. Brannan, report Ing the incident. Marshall, Dodson File For Primary Election who is considered certain to seek re-election in 1964 is County Ally. Whayland W. Kilgorc. District Judge Joe E. Kelly announced Tuesday for his first full term on the 24th District Court bench, and an announce- ment is expected shortly from Dist. Judge Frank H. Crain to the 135th District Court. Dist. Ally. Wiley Cheatham of the 24th District has announced for re-election, and up to now Service Headquarters to 60, is the only incumbent district or county officeholder who has said Tuesday. Two of Victoria County's top officeholders filed Tuesday for re-election, one with a formal announcement and one without, subject to the Democratic pri- narics. The other incumbents whose offices will be up 'or election in 1964 are expected to file for re- election well in advance of the filing deadline on Feb. 3. Sheriff Monlie W. Marshall and County Tax Assessor-Col- lector H. Campbell Dodson filed as candidates in the Democratic' primary election May 2 with MisslJorraine Voigt, secretary of the Victoria County Demo- cratic executive committee. Sheriff Marshall will be seek- ing re-election for his fourth term, having been first elected in 1954 to fill the unexpired term of Sheriff W. F. Crawford, who resigned. Dodson will be offering f o r, election to his first term as tax assessor collector. He was selected as the Democratic nominee in 1962 for the unex- pired term of Perry Larson, who died in the spring of (hat year. Dodson went on to defeat1 the late Hugh Pickering, who ran as an independent candi- date, in the general election of November, 1062, Pickering died late in 1963. County Com. W. S. Caraway of Precinct 3 announced as a candidate for re-nomination in the Democratic primaries last Sunday, and a similar an- nouncement is anticipated from Tuesday to" the teacher's desk] To Romney Claims LBJ Can Be Beaten WASHINGTON to accept a draft but still officially a non- candidate Tuesday that President Johnson will easier (o beat than the late President John F. Kennedy would have been. The Republican governor of Michigan also took issue with any thesis that Sen. Barry Gold- water of Arizona offers the only real choice between Republican- ism on the one hand and the Democratic administration on the other. Grass-Roots Drive Romney addressed a packed house at a luncheon of the Na- tional Press Club. In his pre- pared speech, he called for a grass-roots drive to enlist under the Republican banner all those who: "recognize the nation's lack of direction and purpose (under Democratic who now see through the illu- sion that more government and federal dollars will cure every problem, who are worried about the trend toward statism and away from creative cooperation by groups of concerned citizens. Extend Hand "We must actively extend our hand to those who today for whatever reason do not have a fair opportunity for the pursuit of happiness." In a question-and-answer peri- od, Romney was asked whether be would accept if a substantial movement developed for him for the GOP presidential nomi- nation. It would be presumptuous of him, he said, to assume that any such demand would devel- op, but if it should: "Like any other concerned American, I would have a duty to accept." 'Degree of Choice" Another questioner said Gold- water seemed to think that he offered the only real choice. Asked if he agreed, Romney said: "No." This brief and emphatic reply [brought laughter. Romney add- ed that he believes there is "a degree of choice" in the case of all those mentioned for the Re- publican nomination. As for whether Johnson would be easier to defeat than Kenne- dy would have been, Romney said: "I think when the incon- sistencies in his (Johnson's) current position catch up with drawn an opponent. Dave Whit- low, who lives in Edna and practices law in Victoria, an- nounced for the office in ad- vance of the Chealham an- nouncement. Whitlow was de- feated by Chealham in the six- county district in I960. William Bayer has filed with Miss Voigt for re-nomination in the Democratic primaries as one of the three commissioners (See PRIMARY, Page 10) him, beat.' he would be easier to Board Calls 60 To Pre-Iiuluction The January pre induction quota for Selective Service Board No. 125, originally set al 40, has been raised by two sub- sequent orders from Selective Louis R. Kolle, board chairman, The men will be sent to San Antonio Jan. 30 for physical and mental examination, Kolle said. On the same day, three men from the board are to be in- ducted. Names of the three have not yet been released. Thf) decision to stop drafting married men, which went into effect in mid-1963, plus a high rejection rate are among chi reasons why the quota figures have been raised, Mrs. Evelyn Jennison, board clerk, said. Demos To Put Tax Cut Ahead of Civil Rights GOING UP Work is in full swing on the 56-room addition (o Victoria High School. Work is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 1, and next September the school's enrollment (Advocate Photo) will jump to when'the ninth grade is added to the high school level. Bernhard Construction Co. is the general contractor on the project. Prominent Cuero Man Dies at 51 Advocate Cuero Bureau CUERO Funeral services ror Marvin Junker, 51, a Cuero businessman and former city councilman, were pending late Tuesday at Freund Funeral Home here. Junker died earlier Tuesday in a Houston hospital. He was manager of the Sher- win-Williams Co. here. He was a native of Arneekeville, where he was born Dec. 23, 1912, the son of Otto H. and Emily Ger- hold Junker. He served as a member o! city council in the early 1050s while J. T. Newman was serv- British-Cuba Deal Leaves U.S. Irked WASHINGTON (AP) Cuba announced Tues- day plans to purchase million worth of buses and spare parts from a British firm. The United States- ex- pressed displeasure, but a British Board of Trade spokesman quickly brushed this aside. "Manufacturers are at liberty to sell as and when they find the the spokesman said in London 'There has never been a boy- ing as scribed mayor. Junker councilman who put a lot of ex- tra hours in on his job." Junker was also a former president of the Cuero Chamber of Commerce and served the organization for a number ol years as a member of the board of directors. He was on the board of di- rectors of the Cuero Lions Club from 1961 until 1963, and was a member of Hie organization dur- ing 1940-43 and 1957-63. Junker, who was highly active in the organization, had earned a three year perfect attendance pin last Oct. l. He was also a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, and the Cuero Sons of Hermann Lodge. Survivors arc the wife, who is the former Miss Doris Sherrod; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Lassman of Victoria and Mrs. Arthur Wachtendorf of P o r I Lavaca; a son, Mark of Cuero; a brother, Ervin of Cuero; a sister, Mrs. A. 0. Meisenhelder of Victoria; and five grand- children. County Com. Pat Moore of Pre- cinct 1 by the end of this week. The other county officeholder of Women Voters luncheon Thursday and the public is in- vited to attend. According to a League spokes- man, Hen. Patman will present "first-hand information on the national political scene." The luncheon will get under way at 12 noon at Ray Wilson's Restaurant, with the speech scheduled to begin about p.m. Tickets arc each and res- ervations may be made by call- ing Mrs. Ann Swanson at HI- 3-6395. Persons just wishing to with fish on both hooks. H i s hear the speech are invited to attend at no charge any time after p.m. Johnson, Former Student Recall Spanking Episode WASHINGTON Garcia, who got spanked for clowning in his Texas classroom 36 years ago, was called again ful. Garcia a night on the The desk this time was in the White House, and the teacher was Lyndon B. Johnson, Presi- dent of the United States. And this meeting was not a bit pain- peared Monday S television show "I've Got a Secret." The secret was the spanking in the sixth grade at Wclhausen School in Colulla, Tex. When the program ended, the President telephoned an invitation to Garcia to come to Washington and talk over old times. Garcia came Tuesday. When newsmen and photographers en- tered Johnson's office, the Pres- ident and his former pupil were in head-to-head conversation. Johnson looked up to remark: "This is (juile a television per- former. He's giving me some in- structions, trying to polish me up." Garcia, now a furniture and appliance dealer in Cotulla, told reporters after the visit that he believes the school in the (own of was Johnson's leaching job. There were 30 first pupils in the room, in the fifth, sixth and seventh grades. THE WEATHER Mostly cloudy and mild Wednesday, turning cooler Wednesday night. Thursday partly cloudy and cooler. South- erly winds 8 to 18 m.p.h. shift- ing to northerly at 12 to 22 m.p.h. Wednesday night and Thursday. Expected Thursday temperatures: Low 52, high 72. South Central Texas: Partly cloudy Wednesday and Thurs- day. Cooler Thursday. High Wednesday 65-74. Temperatures Tuesday: High 58, low 42. Tides (Port Lavaca-Port O'Connor Lows at a.m. and p.m. Highs at p.m. and p.m. Wednesday. Barometric pressure at sea level: Sunset Wednesday. Sun- rise Thursday. This Information based on data, iron) tlio U.S Bureau Victoria Office. 'See Ilsmvhen, rift 1) "He used to leave us on our honor when he left the class Garcia explained. "On this day, when he was gone I got up in front of the class, clowning and making them laugh. I wasn't the firs one to do it, but I was up there longest. "He came tiptoeing in behind me. When the kids suddenly stopped laughing and roaring, knew something was wrong. looked around and saw Mr Johnson. "He took me out to his private office and spanked me, with his bare hand." Garcia said all the pupils hac great respect for the young teacher, who became principal the next year and was already coaching the volleyball, baseball and basketball teams in ele- mentary school and helping out with the coaching of the high- school teams in Cotulla. "He was very energetic and ambitious, of course, and very Garcia said. On the television show Mon- day night the panel guessed Garcia's secret but failed to '63 Postal Receipts Over Half-Million Postal receipts In Victoria topped the for the first time in 1963, Postmaster Paul Berthelot said Tuesday. Newman de- Tile receipts totaled as a "good 324.61, Berthelot said, noting that the 1962 figure was 503.82. However, increased pos- lal rates which went into ef- fect last January, and which liked the first class rate from 'our to five cents an ounce, are responsible for much of the in- crease, he said. During the year, pieces of mail were handled in Victoria, compared to during 1962. Incoming mail, traditionally larger in Victoria, accounted for pieces of mail in 1963, and for n 1962, Berthelot said. All of the figures include both :hose of the Main Post Office and the James A. Moody Sub- station at Town Country Shopping Center. No break- down was available. Volume of mail handled dur- ing December showed a 3 per :ent decline from last year. In December, 1962, the total was pieces of mail, while the number fell to dur- ing December, 1963. cott on the country (Cuba) by Britain. That is the situation and we don't see any reason to depart from this at present Havana Radio said it will re ceive soon, under a five-year credit arrangement, 400 buse of 45 passenger capacity am million in spare parts. The broadcast, monitored in Mimai, identified the British firm as Leyland Motor, Ltd. and said it will establish an of- fice in Havana staffed with commercial and technical per- sonnel. Washington sources said Cuba also has an option to purchase additional buses. This was not confirmed in London. "We of course regret the State Department press officer Robert McCIoskey told 5 news conference. "It certain- ly does not help in our efforts lo isolate the Cuban regime and :hereby weaken its economy, in- jluding the public transporta- tion sector." Other State Department sources said the department iias known of Leyland Motor's negotiations with Cuba for sev- eral months and had informed the British government of its views, hut did not make a for- mal protest. Accident Victim Said Improved The condition of Mrs. Annie Pettus, 49, of Goliad, was re- ported as improved Tuesday night in De Tar Hospital. Mrs. Pettus was critically in- jured last Wednesday night in a traffic accident near Goliac that claimed the life other husband, Robert, and Alfonsi DeLeon of Houston. Also critically hurt was Samuel DeLeon of Houston, who is in a Houston hospital. An other Houston man, H. G. Par tida, was less seriously hurt. Front Likely To Bring Rain By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A moderate cold front movec toward the Panhandle Tuesday bearing with it the chance o light rain in East and Soutl Texas. BJusttery w i n d s whipped across much of the state and [here were some areas of blow ing dust in West Texas. Skies were partly cloudy in all sec- lidns but there was no moisture Top temperatures Tuesday afternoon ranged from 71 de- grees at Presidio down to 53 at Dalhart. The early morning low was 19 at Dalhart and thermom- eters dipped to freezing or be- low everywhere- except in ex- 2 Missing After Viet Nam Crash WASHINGTON (AP) The Pentagon Tuesday night listed as officially missing two Air Force officers aboard a B26 that crashed on a test flight in South Viet Nam Tuesday. The Defense Department iden- tified the missing officers as: Capt. Cleveland W. Gordon of lot, and Maj. San Antonio, Largo, Fla., the pilot, Hughie Adams of Sar Tex., the copiiot. LBJ To Set Pace Today In Speech Rep. Baker's Death Noted WASHINGTON (AP) The fohnson administration decided Tuesday to try to give the vot- ers an Sll-billion tax cut before grappling with the explosive civil-rights issue. This word came out of a Vhile House conference of Dem- cratic leaders as the second ession of the Sfilh Congress convened in the politically charged atmosphere of a nation- al election year. Union Message President Johnson will start he legislative ball rolling short- V after noon Wednesday when e goes before a joint session if the House and Senate to de- iver what is billed as the short- est State of the Union Message n 30 years. The opening sessions Tuesday were brief, formal, and weight- id with things to come rather han with any immediate Jrama. In fact, the public gal- eries were less than half filled as the Senate went through the ormalily of adopting a resolu- .ion notifying the President that t was ready for business again after a week's break between iessions. Filibuster Due The Senate, which soon may Mcome the scene of a bitter fil- ibuster fight over civil rights legislation, met for 23 min- utes and then adjourned until Wednesday. The House, where it takes longer to call the roll for a quorum because of its much larger membership, remained in session for 55 minutes. It ad- journed after hearing the mel- ancholy news that another member had died as Congress was about to reconvene. Two Vacancies Rep. Howard H. Baker, R- Tenn., 61, was stricken with a heart attack while shaving at his home in Knoxville and died. Baker's death leaves two va- cancies on the House Ways and Means Committee, which is heading for what may be a close vote on a program of med- ical care for the aged under So- cial Security. Rep. Wiliam J. Green Jr., D-Pa., died Dec. 20. The medical-care bill is ex- pected to be one of the pro- posals that Johnson will lay be- fore Congress in his message Wednesday. Health-Care Plan Party leaders who went over the message with the President at a White House breakfast hud- dle declined to discuss details with newsmen, but Johnson al- ready has indicated he will press for the late President John F. Kennedy's health-care ;rogram as well as for his illion tax-cut and civil-righis proposals. Johnson's message also is, ex- pected to stress a campaign against poverty and unemploy- ment through educating the un- skilled and retraining (hose whose skills have been made ob- solete by automation. The ex-schoolteacher Presi- dent long has preached the theme that the nation cannot (See DEMOS, Page 10) Humble Sets Up Office To Aid Pipeline Project guess the teacher's Itreme South Texas, Personnel of Humble Oil and Refining Co. have opened an office in the Dillon Building in the 1200 block of North Main to facilitate construction and inspection of the Kingsville-to- Houslon leg of a 290-mile, million pipeline. Construction on the first sec- tion of the 36- and 30-inch na- tural gas pipeline is scheduled to begin in the vicinity of Lolita on Monday, according to Hum- ble's Houston office. The work will proceed south from there to the company's King Ranch gas plant. Humble recently awarded the construction contract to Pana- ma, inc., of Houston. A second leg will get under way later this month, Humble officials say. It will go north from the Lolita area point to near Houston, where it will eventually connect with a third section that will rejoin Hum- ble's existing 30-inch line at Baylown. When the Victoria office is fully staffed, Humble expects to have some 25 employes here. C. E. Ullrich is the engineer in charge of the local office. F. G. Henry is the administrative su- pervisor. The line will be of 36-inch pipe from Kingsvills to a point north of Houston. It will de- crease to 30 inches there. Its capacity will be approximately 615 million cubic feet per day, but by adding compressors it could go to 12 billion cubic feet daily. It Is one of the largest proj- ects of this type for Texas in recent years. Today's Chuckle An insurance agent, trying to collect some bad ilcbts, sent out the following notice: "If you don't pay me what you owe me, I'll lell your oilier creditors you did." ;