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   Advocate (Newspaper) - January 11, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 247 TELEPHONE HI 5-UI1 VICTORIA, TEXAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1964 Established CLOSE CALL Mrs. Helen Joyce Repka, 30, and her five-year-old daughter, Sheila, escaped with only multiple bruises and contusions Fri- day afternoon when their 1949-model stationwagon overturned after leav- ing Parson Road six miles northwest of Victoria. Highway Patrolman (Advocate Photo) Stuart Dowell said the vehicle struck a mail box on one side of the road, and then crashed through a fence and landed upside down in a field. Both occupant's were released after being treated at De Tar Hospital where they were taken in a McCabe- CaiTuth ambulance. Local Group Gains Control Of Power Cat Boat Concern Power Cat Boat Corp., maker of the catamaran called safest and most maneuverable pleas- ure boat afloat, became a Vic- toria operation exclusively on Jan. 1 with beginning of produc- tion of the 1964 models at the Foster Field base. The announcement came Fri- day from Ray Leger, designer of the award winning boat as well as president and general manager of the corporation. quired 83 per cent of the stock Victoria interests have ac- permanent board is formed. uu k-cUL m LUC i Id UlC 1111- of the firm, organized five years ished product that is turned out ago in California, Temporary of- in Victoria and marketed na- ficers have been named to serve Leger said, adding during a reorganization in which that the company is shooting the firm will be re-incorporated for a million production under Texas law as Power Cat schedule in' 1964, about double of Texas. Permanent officers and direc- the 1953 production. A Canadian outlet has been udnauiun ouuei nas oeen tors will he named in the near licensed as Power Cat of Cana- future, spokesmen said Offi- da, with John Booth of Edition- s will be announced when the {oni Alberta, as president and Urg '68 other international franchises are being negotiated. In addi- :ion, past sales have been made :o all branches of the armed rorces and the company current- y holds a contract to develop boats for the Kings County (Se- attle) sheriff s office in Wash- ington. Power Cat, which builds its twin and triple hull catamarans from 14 to 20 feet length for the general public and up to 35 feet for the armed services, now has some of its boats in cir- aulu ill 1113 diaivllieill missiles. Friday, "lhat the secretary of cula'lon and has captui-ed a Refusing to back down on his defense would call a depends- ot performance awards that "mi.. n :____...1. In DOat Competition. Goldwater Missiles Probe WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. and politically irresponsible ref- Barry Goldwater asked Friday erence to the nation's intercon- for a full-scale Senate probe of tinental ballistic missiles. what he called a dependability ltf seems 10 me, gap-in America's long-range Goldwater said in his statement that "our i- bility gap a political issue when nenlal missiles are nol depend- the missile gap, so profusely "I" "TV Ihe Arizona Republican used in the 1960 instance, is the world drag rec pressed a controversy ampagn inai me that wasn't so considered by his orl UsinS two United States is "ready through Se direct negotiations with the u LlidL wciaii L tUJloiUtJI cU HIS eould develop the bitterness the present associates. And it was missile gap controversy created a gap, by the way, that never hi the 1960 election campaign, existed, as the secretary and his "If I am proven wrong I will associates well know." be very pleased and happy to In the I960 campaign Demo- by admit he said, "but if there crats charged lhat the Soviels HP to" "the twin Is a lack of dependability I do had been permitted to forge motors not believe the American people ahead of the United States and Production is leaning more lo should be lulled into a false open up a gap in Ihe race lo the triple hull in 1964 feeling of security by numbers develop long-range missiles. this makes it possible and statistics. Goldwater called for hearings ate any model wilh a singL outboard motor mounted cen (rally. On Ihe twin hull models Goldwater, asserting he prob- by the Senate preparedness sub- ably would "catch hell" for do- ing so, raised the issue at a news conference in Portsmouth, N.H. Thursday while campaign- committee, of which he is a member. The subcommittee is leaded by Sen. John Stennis, filled Ing for the GOP presidential "The matters we are talking "because the hulls are nomination. aboul are too important to be with Secretary of Defense Robert hidden behind name test, 6. McNamara promptly issued the Arizonan said. "That is why placuu m uie LUCKPU 01 a a statement accusing the sena- I am asking for a full-scale foot model, and the remainder lor of damaging (he national se-probe of the situation. And that of the hull filled with water, curity with what McNamara is why I shall not retract or The boat remained afloat and called a completely misleading qualify my statement or my in- stable." tenlion to work for a meaningful The boat also is capable of strengthening of our nation's de- high-speed turns without cap- bers of Victoria Farm and office to elect officers Arnold Hodges doing his good j... b, deed for the day Mrs. Cindy smile Mrs. John McGhec, Mrs. Reagan Cafes and Mrs! Joe Kuccra Jr. rating "high" with helping their youngsters with homework Mrs. A. A. Aklns celebrating a birthday this week Mrs. Ercil Fran- cis of Phoenix, Ariz., in town for the week Marvin Elder and Lonnic Bess making a good working team Mrs. Freda Doig commenting "on that magic (ouch" of her favorite mechanic Mrs. Billy Van dell vowing that she will be bet ter prepared for the next norther Elmo Kstes down friends Mrs. Grace Mon- volved this lime of AFL-CIO Post George Jeffcrs ot Ford Iran in town for the day on the blustery corner of Con- search director. stilution Sired as he did Ihe day (he norther blew in "It seems strange to sizing, and is rated as one ol t _- _ 'Y A major general in the Air the more dependable boats Force reserve, Goldwaler said (See GROUP, Page 8) that "when I speak of a depend- __ ability gap, I do not refer to Ernest and Victor Spicge in which crews of haucr out early working cattle a Mrs. Manlcy Williams re- L-f, Vf 'auncn or- minding the new hoard mem- wtal vehicles with fine preci- i----- sion. "Power Cat is the only fin- Its new 17-foot Fun Boat, for twin motors are necessary. "This boat is practically un a spokesman said 12 Cents Panama Makes Threat To End Canal Treaty _ UJV. Welcomed Other Action Is Postponed UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. :AP) The president of the U.N. Security Council ap- pealed to the United Slates and 3anama early Saturday for an mmediate cease-fire in the strife-torn Central American re- mbllc. Both countries welcomed the appeal, made with the consent of the council, and U.S. Ambas- sador Adlai E. Stevenson said he United States "will comply n letter and in spirit." The action'came near the end of an emergency session al which Ihe 11-nation council leard Panama say the Pana- ma Canal must be laken out of IJ.S. hands and either national- ized or placed under internation- al control. Action Withheld Despite reservations by (he Soviet Union and Communist Czechoslovakia, the council agreed to a U.S. suggestion that U.N. actions be withheld pend- Local SP Man Losesu-S- Urges Legs in Rail MishapBe Halted ing peace missions being'car- President Johnson and by the Panamas demands Bloodshed James A. Pitman, 45, of 1910 Crcslwood Drive, a br'akeman for Southern Pa- cific Railroad, lost pans of hotli legs in a switching ac- cident near Gregory Friday. Pitman's legs were sev- ered hclow the knees, ac- cording (o an Associated Press story. He was report- ed in fair condition Friday night at Spohn Hospital In Corpus The accident reportedly happened as Pitman was standing in between two cars connecting air hoses. He was knocked lo the ground and run over by a wheel of one of the cars when additional cars were knocked against those where Pitman was working. The accident occurred shortly before noon. Pitman was a member of a crew on a train common- ly known to railroad em- ployes as the Gregory switcher, which generally operates from Gregory lo Sinton. An employe of the rail- road since March 5, 1941, Pitman had until recently been a conductor on a train running between Victoria and Alice. Louisiana Ten Indictments Returned in Cuero Governor Vote Today NEW ORLEANS TAP) A campaign for governor that was indelibly scarred by the assas- campaign for governor (hat was Tr 20. The indictment charges Sal indelibly scarred by the assas- hv thl azar and Torres with killing Ro sination of President Kennedy Sit? cS bv cuttinS with a will be decided Saturday. J.lY. j knife and shootina him with a Louisiana Democrats choose r Louisiana Democrats cnoose Inter-American Peace Commis- between deLesseps S. Morrison, 51, former New Orleans mayor. John J. McKeithen, 45, a uihno n on ceen, a voiced by Ambassador Aquihno state PubUc Service commis- Boyd, svho charged the United i orders in Panama. Stevenson denied any aggres- sion. He said the United States was simply acting to protect lives and property inside the Ca- nal Zone. Council Adjourns The council adjourned at nited sioner fi nee. The general election race p.m Stevenson stated that against a Republican has been a mere formality in Louisiana since reconstruction days. Issues range from an alleged toupee for Morrison's thinning thatch to implications that Mc- who hammered on the the l'ace a "hater." r 01 uneuL negouauons wnn me 01 miles per Panamanian government to fry M The model can be powered Tne u.s. delegate suggested that the council should withhold any action on the Panamanian mite since Kennedy was mur- Municipal Airport that will be dered by a sniper in Dallas located north of the city. The The assassination happened Commis- sion to Panama. Brazil Steps In Brazil stepped into the crisis by proposing that the president of the Security Council appeal to both Panama and the United States to end the disorders. Brazilian Delegate Carlos Al auer and btevenson had the council president (Sec U.N. Page 8) Today's Chuckle You can get a lot of first- By BEN PRAUSE Advocate Cuero Sure, in the death of Pete Rosales at a Westhoff tavern last July day. The jury completed delib r day eun Jol In a seParale indictment, Tor g ch.arSed wilh mluV with nt 1 mallce m connection wilh Ro Torres with murder with malice Land Bought For Ail-port At Yoakiim .ue jsaue-was a "naier. roaKum uty Walter Schmidt, Gerhardt Gei Politicians fear that the label has completed land ac- des and Wilburn Pargmann o 'hater" packs political dyna- for the new Yoakum m'fn ClnSin T.rnnnnrli. A1 rtVIV t tVl J) f Will Kd Democratic primary was reach- ing full cry. The campaign was ing mil cry. The campaign was was Friday that ony theft, stopped dead in its tracks for ?vo. easements A two-count indictment fo days ;md lost its dominantn to be obtained. felony theft was returns. The site is being engineered against Mrs. Julius Slezinsky "anti-Kennedy" character. Morrison, making his third straight bid for governor, topped the field of 10 with a vote margin over Mc- Keithen, the No. 2 man. All of the candidates segregationists, of one degree or other. In the runoff campaign, Mc- Keithen took a page from each of two preceding campaigns in 'hich Morrison was beaten. )y Ihe city. Work on Ihe proj- ect will start about the middle of the year. The city of Yoakum will re- grant of approximately 'rom the federal govern- >r the project. Thii amount will be matched by tht city in the form of land pur- chase and work done on :ite. Included in the project is a :eive a were from ment for dm finc r. paved runwav He wooed (he segregation paved access road, paved apron other indictments were agin: vote with charges that Morrison and fencing. The airport will John William Pevehouse Jr. n was secretly dealing with ..Negro be lighted for night flying leaders in order lo get the Ne- gro "bloc vole." Jimmie H. knowledge from a sec- JDavis beat Morrison with the ond-hand car. (See VOTE, Page 8) "I am talking about the life- Ranch Ciub to meet at 11 a.m. j "J "lc today in the County Agent's dependability of the wnich Ihe fate of peace llsel! of every man< and child In this nation WASHINGTON Broussard-Wking Mte'pSlS tm issued little brighter with a cheerful M Long-A waited Report Due On Tobacco Study Today he said. He said he was questioning the dependability of missile sys- tems that might have to be launched "in Ihe middle of the night, during a storm, and upon an instant's police." "My question is about the de- pendability of those systems as a deterrent against Communist aggression if our enemy has any reason whatsoever to doubt that he said, adding: "It is not my statement lhat casts doubt on that dependabil- ity. Those doubts have been common in and out of the armed months of "Ihe nalure and magnitude of the possible icallh hazard of tobacco smok- nonner Elmo Estes down- m ana oui 01 tne armci town and stopping by to visit 'See GOLDWATER, Page 8) Victorian Given The report will Le made pub- lic at 12 noon Saturday after a locked-door sludy of UIIMTII, the document by nevcr of Texas AFL-newsmen and a news confer AUSTIN Brown, u. ...._..u..u iii-r 1.1 ui caiuviit. ui NIC lUXao rtP Lr failing to offer a friendly wave CIO, announced Friday appoint- en route on her mall route ment of H. G. Tale of Corpus u. mic ui vui wnen u.s. surgeon uenerai John Blanch not having the Christ! and Victoria as the Luther L. Terry called for trouble gauging on (o labor group's education and re- the study-upon White House said he expected the report would bs "the most com- prehensive ever to be produced Tate, 43, has hold various of fices in Ihe International Brolh TT jji i j i i uiuin- prenensive ever lo no produced Harry Mjddn enjoying a drive erhood of Electrical Workers' on the subject of smoking and down to Port Lavaca. oca m Snnlh Tovnc u-.ni. n o local in Soulh Texas. mission was instructed to study also 'all available evidence on 'other factors in the environ- THE WEATHER 'Op Although Ihe findings have been one of the best-kept govern- ment secrets outside of military security, the committee is expected to indict smoking, es- pecially heavy cigarette smok- ing, as a contributory cause of a variety of lung cancer, heart disease and some respiratory maladies. But there already is evidence that even afler Ihe report is made public, Ihe long-slanding controversy concerning alleged day through Sunday. Warmer nually produces 2.3 billion Saturday, turning cooler again Saturday night. Southerly winds Saturday 12 to 22 m.p.h, shifting lo northerly Saturday nighl. Ex- links between smoking heallh will continue. ence on it. When U.S. Surgeon General health." The 10-member advisory com- ment that may affect Clear to partly cloudy Satur- nclucling air pollution, in- dustrial exposures, radiation, and even alcohol. If the report condemns smok- even if it is equivocal on :hat findings could have at Icasl initial impact on '.he tobacco industry. This an lected Saturday lemperatures: low, 36 to 38; high, 65. South Central Texas: Clear to partly cloudy Saturday through Sunday. A lillle colder Sunday and In north portion Saturday afternoon. High Saturday 51-61 in norlh and 60-68 in south, Temperatures Friday: low, 30; high, 58. Tides (Port Lavaca Port heallh groups and researcher. iut.ia v i LM i, i-ittvacrt I u i i IIIHJIJ ivi uji all 111 O'Connor Lows at dlelmcnl of smoking at leas a.m. and p.m. Highs at p.m. Saturday and a.m. Sunday. Barometric pressure at sea ievel: 30.15. Sunset Saturday. Sunrise Sunday. This Information based on data ti o ro the U.S. Weailur Bureau Victoria Ofdco, (tit wcitber Elsewhetf, Pita I [wunds of tobacco and involves some farm families who produce tobacco. Americans spend an estimated billion annually for tobacco federal and stale governments pick up billion in tobacco taxes. The blue-ribbon committee selected for Its lack of bias on recommendations for govern mcnt action. A second study possibly by another committee make Advocate Cuero The Yoakum City wilh a knife. Salazar was indicted for as sault with intent to murder Si mon Rosales on the same nigh at the same tavern. Three indictments, one o which included two counts, wer returned against Gerald Jerrj Burton and Hicky Lynn Guete They are charged with en tering premises owned by Alvii Schroeder, Edgar Hartman Walter Schmidt, Gerhardt Ger 80'ftwn Walter Nov 7 and Nov. 27. One of the indictments agains Burton and Guetebier is for bur [lary. The other two are tor fel She is charged with giving check to Simecek Fire stone on Feb. 8, 1903, for whicl she did not have sufficien Funds in Karnes County Nationa Bank, and for taking a tracto lire valued over from Fran! Simecek on Aug. 28, 1962. The jury brought in a three county indictment against Ca' vin Roberts for catlle theft a Cuero Livestock Commission Co At the city council meeting Thursday night, in hos- :ity. The bonds were purchased by Yoakum National Bank. The bonds are part of a 000 Improvement project sched- uled at Huth Memorial Hos- )ital. The federal government has approved a grant and the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, who operate the hospital, will furnish another on the o program .0 progress. Work is about one- Ihird completed on the instal- lation of 100 new mercury va por lights. Another 150 lights have already been put in use New Cool Front Nears Panhandle By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS South winds took over in T Wildlife Department wants to trend was due a short rebuild the pier. Any protests, Hie, however, because another for reasons concerning naviga- i 1 D aPProach- tion, must be made to the dis- ,u, llfl vi maa un 'nS Panhandle where snow trict engineer by Jan 16 In the controversial subject in- "urries were possible early Sat- teresled parties may' inspect eludes three cigarette smokers urdav. _i.__ !L-----------, two cigar smokers and five non- smokers. The group is expected by many to come up with an in cooler air would spread south eastward over Texas Saturday increasing cloudiness. wutitug ui 11 Fair skies were the rule over 'ice in Corpus Chrisli. -u_u. oftica nci u Lilt; IU1U UVwl approaching m vigor those the northern half of the stale voiced over the years by some clouds prevailed in the south. icinperaiures iwo to eignt ae- 01 operation since it was de- anrt even by the U.S. Public grees below normal were fore- molished by Hurricane Cnrla HflJlltn iu L ttf-J___ !_   Texas. Nov. 22 and with taking ove UU.UI T, iijiani jr e v el lu use Jr. re moval of mortgaged properl lasl July 23 with intent to de fraud R, Loske, and agains C. L. Blount, felony theft, de Hvering a check at Cuer (See JURY, Page 8) LBJ Dispatches Peace Mission PANAMA (AP) nerciless aggression, Panama roke diplomatic relations Fri- ay with the United Stales and nnounced it was scrapping the 1-year-old canal treaty after J.S.-Panamanian armed clash- es that killed 20 persons and vounded hundreds in two days. Efforts to stop the bloodshed vere pressed urgently before he United Nations Security Jouncil in New York and the Organization of American States n Washington and in Panama by a mission sent by President fohnson. At the United Nations, Pana- na said the canal would have o be taken out ot U.S. hands >nd either nationalized or Jlaced under international con- rol. Gunfire Renewed The Panama government an- nounced, gunfire was renewed along the Canal Zone border Friday night after a letup since noon. A government broadcast said he shooting came from U.S. soldiers guarding the border and that six Panamanians were injured by flying glass. The shooting was reported over at p.m. While the OA.S dispatched a peace mission of its own to Panama from Washington, Bra- zil came up with a plan at the United Nations to appeal to both Panama and the United States lo end the fighting. Abandon Embassy President Johnson, after a round of urgent conferences through the day, ordered the U.S. Embassy in Panama City abandoned in the face of mob violence, on the ground that it could not be defended. Secret embassy papers were burned. The U.S. Army was grimly committed to protecting the 000 Americans in the Canal Zone and the American Instal- lations. 'he fighting began Thursday as the result of a massed Pan- amanian student attempt to plant Panama's national flag in the Canal Zone in retaliation for American students' raising the U.S. flag earlier in the week in defiance of an official U.S. or- der. Calls on Chiari President Johnson's chief mis- sioner lo Panama, assistant sec- retary of state Thomas C. Mann conferred on arrival with U.S. military authorities in the Oanal Zone. Mann then called on Pana- ma's President Roberto Chiari. Chiari's press secretary said for resumption of diplomatic re- (See PANAMA, Page 8) APPROVED Old Lavaca Bay Pier May Soon Be Rebuilt Advocate Austin reau there are no objections from (he stand- point of navigation, the old fish- ing pier on Lavaca Bay at the west end of the abandoned causeway between Port Lavaca and Point Comfort will soon be rebuilt and readied for public use. The Galveston engineer dis- trict of the U. S. Army Corps of plans for the proposed construc- 1U1 UIC LUItbllUC- The Weather Bureau said Ihe tion In Room 715 of Ihe Sanla Fe Building in Galveslon Mon- day through Friday, or at Ihe Corps of Engineers resident of- The pier, once popular with auuui. coastal fishermen, has been out Temperatures two to eight de- of operation since it was de ...u.uiu.u ,i, o.s.il, appropriated up to for and the whole state needed it, rehabilitation of the pier and was about a quarter Inch of rain called on the old Game nnd or snow about Wednesday in Fish Commission, now the to handle the job, J. Welclon Watson, Parks and Wildlife executive director, said the department had approved a bid of by Mercer Con- struction Co., Edna, for Ihe work. The Mercer bid was low- est of eight submitted on Dec. 31. The high bid was The contract, if approved by the Board of Control, calls for completion of the work in 75 working days. The starling date is still indefinite pending approval by the Army Corps of Engineers. Plans call for reconstructing the pier using salvaged caps, stringers and deck placed on existing piling. The ramp will be eight feet wide and 126 feet long, extending northwest from the end of the pier. The ramp will slope down from the end of the pier, which will be 12 feet above the average low tide, to an elevation of two feet above average low tide at the end. The pier will bo supervised and maintained by the Parks and Wildlife Department, which has only one other public fish- ing pier of this type in opera- tion on the Texas coast at Rockport, Watson uld.   

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