View full pageBecome a member

Issue date:

Pages available: 44

Previous edition:

Next edition: - Used by the World's Finest Libraries and Institutions

About Advocate

Publication name: Advocate

Location: Victoria, Texas

Pages available: 165,012

Years available: 1885 - 2007

Learn more about this publication


  • 2.14+ billion articles and growing everyday!
  • More than 400 years of papers. From 1607 to today!
  • Articles covering 50 U.S.States + 22 other countries
  • Powerful, time saving search features!
Find your ancestors now
Start your Genealogy Search now
See with your own eyes the newspapers your great-great grandparents held.

View sample pages : Advocate, January 12, 1964

Get access to these newspapers Plus 2.14+ billion other articles

OCR Text

Advocate (Newspaper) - January 12, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 248 TELEPHONE HI (-14H VICTORIA, TEXAS, SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 1964 Established 1844 44 Pages New Treaty on Canal Panama's Peace Price FIRE AFTKBMATH John Kellis, right, is assisted by his uncle, Ben. Kellis, in unloading charred con- tents from his house frailer that was gutted by fire Saturday morning. Earlier, Ben Kellis had helped in (Advocate Photo) bringing the five children to safety after the fire was discovered. The fire occurred at the Trailer Village, 2406 Ben Wilson Road, shortly after 10 a.m. Violence Erupts as Talks Open Much Property Of U.S. Lost Sick Nehru Gives Aides His Duties NEW DELHI, India Prime Minister Nehru, appar- ently more ill lhan the world had been led to believe, dele- gated his routine duties to two senior members of his Cabinet Saturday. An official source said the interim arrangement would last at least a week. Taking over as Nehru's lead- ership representatives are Home Minister Gulzari Lai Nan- da, 63, and Finance Minister Triuvallur T. Khrishnamachari, 63. The decision for Uiis tempo- rary shift in the high command was communicated to President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the figurehead chief of state, who is recovering from an eye oper- ation. Instead of returning to New Delhi as expected, Nehru re- mained under doctors' care in Bhubaneswar, the Orissa State capital 800 miles southeast of this city. Nehru, 74, was stricken by fatigue and high blood pressure there Tuesday after attending part of the 1946 convention of his ruling Con- gress party. He is not expected to be con- sulted on anything less than major policy decisions for a month or more and may never be able to resume the 16-hour days he had been working. Several speculative questions were raised in New Delhi: Is he loo weak to travel? Does he want to avoid a pub- lic appearance at the airport, in view of what has been official- ly described as a slight weak- ness of the left arm and leg? Is he suffering from a brain tumor? Health Minister Sushila Nay- ar shook her head when she was asked whether Nehru had brain tumor. "I don't think she said. Herself a physician, Mrs. Nayar said Nehru is on the way to recovery, but "is nol perfectly all right yet." She returned with Nanda and Krishnamachari by spccia plane from Bhubaneswnr, where sources close to Nehru describe him as feeling belter and look- ing more cheerful. Blaze Destroys Home, Contents By JAMES SIMONS Advocale Staff Writer A fast-moving fire whipped through a 45-foot nobile home at the Trailer Village, 2406 Ben Wilson Road, Saturday morning, virtually destroying every- thing except clothing which the seven members of the fohn Kellis family were wearing. The five Kellis children, ranging in age from nine months to five years, o leave the trailer house safely vith the help of their mother ind their father's uncle, Ben Cellis. The children had been in the ledroom where F ir e Chief ?asey Jones and Fire Marshal George Sirmon found evidence hat the contents of a penny match box had been used to itart the fire. "Children playing with natches was the cause of Ihp Sirmon lold reporters. 'We found a match box on the floor by the bed." Just before the fire broke out, Mrs. Kellis, who is expecting another child, was in the kitch- en where a boy knocked at the door and inquired about a five- gallon fuel container. She left o talk with Ben Kellis about he location of the container (See BLAZE, Page 6A) Father Richard Toal attempt- ing to solve his problem of too many sparrows in the garage with pieces of cardboard Mrs. Mary Dee Rcrtwinc back at work after a bout with the flue Mrs. V. E. Phillips having a collection of pans and dishes from friends during hci recent bereavement, and wish ing the individuals would claim their respective containers Moynard Janeeka and famih off to El Centre, Calif. Dwight Williamson making t pretty good "night time" paint cr Mrs. Robert Secrden un able to conquer a curtain roc problem Miss CharlotU Kcncl! reminding members ol Pilot Club of Victoria of t h change of meeting place Mon day to "Cook's" at p.m Bro. James Huskey "tryinf fo sell" Bro. John McCarthy's new golf shoes Bill Bouldln giving up a "bad habit" in favor of a good one Mrs D. L, Phelps fighting a bad cold Karen Dillon collecting sup- plies to dress up her automobile Marvin Henry brightening the day with' his courlcou smile and helpfulness. Water District Ballot Tuesday Qualified voters in Victoria County Water Control and Im- provement Districts No. 1 and No. 2 will select two directors For each district Tuesday at Bloomington and Placedo. Polls will he open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. for the Iwo elections. District No. 1 voles at the Bloominglon Fire Sta- .ion, and District No. 2 at the Placedo school gym. In District No. 1, Veto Finley and JVfarcus Covington, both of Sloomington, are candidates: In District No. 2, incumbent Mike Schiwifz and W. J. McFarlin Jr., both of Placedo, are seek- ing director posts. Two directors must be lectcd for each board this year to serve two year terms. Election officials at Bloom- ington are Mrs. Adcna Key, judge; Mrs. Lola Maroney, as- sistant judge; Mrs. Anna Belle Ball and Mrs. M, E. Johnson clerks. In Placedo, the officials will be Mrs. W. B. Mullins, judge; Mrs. Edwin Marck and Mrs Mike Schiwilz, clerks. Underdog Winner in Louisiana NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) John J. McKeithen, a country lawyer trained in politics by the late Gov. Earl Long, won an up- set _victory Saturday night in Louisiana's Democratic runof. 'or governor. It was a bitter pill for deLes seps S. Morrison, Ihe suave former Kennedy administration diplomat who resigned as am aassador to the Organization o American States to make his third straight losing governor's race. With of the pre cincts reported, McKeithen had votes compared to 886 for Morrison. Blanche Long, widow of the late governor and stale cam paign manager for McKeithen predicted an ultimate victory margin of to votes A calm matronly figure in the pandemonium of McKeithen headquarters at a midlown ho tel, she said McKeithen "wil make an Earl Long-type govcr nor because he believes in th same philosophy.' "Ole who won the gov enor's chair three times anc palled himself the last of the re hot papas in politics, pride, himself on being a "poor man's governor." He put through sev eral welfare programs, includ ing the stale's old age pension The two candidates were roughly similar in their ap proach to many problems raisec in the campaign. Both were segregationists, but MeKeithen hammered on the racial issue. The key was New Orleans (See VOTE, Page 6A) Today's Chuckle Not even an egotist is all bail. At least he doesn't go around talking about other people. HONOR OFFICIALS Local Wholesale Firm Launches 57th Year Wood 57th kcrs two Richard Groce-Wcarden Co., the Victo- ria-headquartered wholesale gro eery firm that serves over independent grocery stores in South Texas, launched its 57th year Saturday with its eye on Ihe future and honors for dircclors. At the annual stockholders and dircclors meeting, President Joe Ed Wearden brought a mcsage of strength, reporting increased sales and profits over the pre- vious year. Directors honored were Frank- lin Wood, Ihe firm's supervisor of retail grocery operations and retail store engineer, who was elected a vice-president on the board of directors, and I. J. Alexander, board vice-president, who was elected as vicc-prcsi :lcnl retired and a member (he advisory committee. was Our of him All other officers and director were re-elected. They are Royc Wood, chairman of the boart Wearden, president; 0. 0. Vic kcrs, executive vice-presidem C. A. Dickerson, vice-presideni Beck, secre.tary-trea urer; R. E, Hopson, director Henry Van Dyke, director an red Broughton, director. In his president's r e p o r Wearden presented a more soli financial statement than th company ever has been able show. "Our Wearden, not on the past but on the futun faith and confidence is 1 Ihe future. "Our plans are to continue i work with Iho independent, n tail grocery operator to hel maintain and increase h (Sec FIRM, Page 6A) P.4IYJEL STATES: PANAMA (AP) President oberlo Chiari demanded Sat- rday that the Panamanian {lag e flown along with the U.S. ag at all schools in the U.S.- ontrolled Oanal Zone as the rst step towards resolving the resent explosive crisis. Robert J. Fleming, governor the zone, immediately or- ered this done and the order ras read over the official Pan- ma radio. Chiari reissued his demand s new violence flared and Pan- manian and U.S. delegates pre- ared for a full-scale meeting unday on resolving their dis- utes. Seems Pleased Chiari seemed pleased. But, he told an emotion-filled ews conference, even so Pana- ma will not resume diplomatic elations with the United States nless Washington promises to egotiate new treaties for con- rol of the Panama Canal. "We don't want more patch ps of the present treaties. We a new Chiari said. Under 61-year-old agreements, United States has a perpet- al lease on a 10-mile-wide strip f Panamanian territory. The Jnited Stales pays Panama rent t the rate of a year. Trouble At Boundary Even as the president spoke iew violence broke out at the Canal Zone boundaries in Colon md Panama City. Panamanian officials cbarget J.S. troops loosed a "bombard ment" of tear gas and then ipened up with guns agains of Panamanians milling along the frontier. The original crisis eruplec Dver a flag-raising incident in vhich American high school slu lents raised the American flag n defiance of a U.S.-Panama (See PANAMA, Page 6A) WASHINGTON (API-Heavy igarett smoking is the princi- pal cause of cancer of the lungs md the larynx and a health lazard so grave as to call for remedial action, a blue ribbon science panel concluded Satur- day. The nature of (hat action was M spelled out. However, Surg- eon General Luther Terry of the J. S. Public Health Service said iis agency will move promptly 'o recommend specific steps of THE WEATHER Generally fair Sunday am iTonday. Cooler Sunday and Sun lay night. A little warmer Mon lay afternoon. Northerly wind Sunday at 15 to 25 m.p.h., de :reasing Sunday night becoming ight and variable Monday. Es iccted Sunday temperatures ow, 35; high, 55; South Central Texas: Clear tc tartly cloudy Sunday and Mon ay. Warmer Monday. Hig] Sunday in the 50s. Temperatures Saturday: low .6; high, 72. Tides (Port Lavaca-Por O'Connor Lows at a.m. and p.m.; highs a p.m. Sunday and a.m ilonday. Barometric pressure at evel: 29.99. Suset Sunday. Sunris :23 Monday. This Information based on dat rom Uie U.S. Weather Bureax Victoria Olflce Smoking Cause Of Lung Cancer W. W. KILGORE Prosecutor Post Sought By Kilgore Whayland W. Kilgbre.'who i now completing his second term as Victoria County attorney announced Saturday for re election subject to the Demo cratic primary on May 2. Kilgore made the followin; statement in connection wil! his announcement: "I would like to lake this op portunity to thank die citizen of Victoria County for givin me the opportunity of servin you in a position of publi trust, and for your past consid eralion and cooperation. "I am announcing for re election on the basis of the pas record of the county attorney' office, and the experience have gained in the last tw terms. I have tried to conduc this office in a capable, jus and courteous manner, and wi endeavor to so continue if re elected as your county torney." Kilgore, 36, is a native of Ih Schroeder community in Go iad County. He attended Vic toria College, and was an hono (See POST, Page 6A) he kind urged by the science roup. "I would advise anyone to dis- ontinue smoking erry told a news conference. The 10-man special advisory ommiltee on smoking anc ealth took 14 months to evalu te more than studies ol le effect of smoking on health It undertook no fresh research ut decided available evidenci hows that cigarette smoking far utweighs all other causes o ung cancer and cancer of the "no footdragging" in seekin lossible remedial steps. In another major conclusio Ihe committee of scientist said: 'In view of the conlinuin and mounting evidence ft'orr many sources, it is the judj ment of the committee that ci; arette smoking contributes su slanlially to mortality from ce lain specific diseases and to th over-all death rate." The Tobacco Institute, Inc took the position that the panel report emphasizes a need fo additional research, Inslilu president George V. Allen sa: in a statement: 'As surgeon general Terr pointed out, 'There is a gre; deal yet to be known on the sul ject." He specifically rejected suggestion that there was n longer need for additional r (See SMOKING, Page 5A) PAT MOORE Re-Election Bid Made By Moore County Com. Pat Moore of Precinct 1, a member of the county commissioners court since 1956, announced Saturday or re-election subject to the Democratic primary on May 2. Com. Moore issued the follow- ng statement: "It is the consensus of all in- formed opinion that Victoria County at this time is in a Plane Hits Kansas City Skyscraper Crash Kills All 4 Aboard KANSAS CITY CAP) A ight airplane flying through a blinding rain and snow storm crashed into a downtown sky- scraper Saturday night, killing he pilot and three passengfers. A three-year-old boy was one of the victims. The plane's pilot apparently was groping his way through the darkness toward Municipal Air- port a mile and a half away. Hits 26th Floor The craft smashed into the northeast corner of the 30-story Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. office building at the 26th floor level. The building is in the heart of the downtown area, a block from City Hall. Bodies of the victims were found on the rooftops of nearby buildings. A small section of one iving fell into the street beside elephone building but no one period likely of transition the threshold very of a Iremendous growth in individ- ual development and activity. This is considered certain to be brought about by the com- pletion of the Victoria Barge Canal and the deep water proj- ect at Port Lavaca, both an- ticipated by the end of this year. Growth Cited "As County Commissioner ol Precinct 1, Victoria County, for the past eight years, it has been my privilege to have a part in preparing for t h i s coming growth and development of our county. I want to continue to play a part in the fulfillment of this future, feeling there is no substitute for the experience and know-how obtained during these eight years. "This is my announcemen! for re-election as Commissioner (See MOORE, Page GA) was injured. The dead were Jack Gorham, he pilot; Larry Trapp, 32, his vife, Helen, and their son, Billy, 11 of Kansas City. On Hunting Trip They were returning from a >ne-day trip to Buffalo, Mo., vhere the men had spent the day hunting. Gorham and Trapp vere next-door neighbors. Gorham was an aircraft me- chanic for Trans World Airlines. He also worked part time for Aircraft Industrial Services Inc., owner of the plane. Buffalo is about 115 miles (See CRASH, Page 5A) Victoria Business Count Shoivs 4.2 Per Cent Rise Victoria County's business population has grown by 4.2 per cent, according to figures obtained from a physical count of the Dun and Bradstreet Reference Book. Hall Clark, manager of Ihe San Anlonio oftice, said stale- ment requests have been mailed to 823 businesses in the county as compared fo 790 In 19G3. During January, business concerns in all pads of the Uniled Slates are asked by Dun and Bradsfreet for copies of their financial statements. This year requests are being sent to nearly three million business concerns. Those businesses who are listed in (he Dun and Bradstreet Reference Book are (hose who seek or grant commercial credit but it ilocs not include some of the service and pro- fessional businesses such as beaufy and barber shops, se- curity dealers and real estate brokers. Holy Name Meeting Here Some 400 delegates from 50 cities in the San Antonio Arch- diocesan Union of Holy Name Societies will hold their annual convention Sunday in Victoria. Headquarters for the conven- tion will be at St. Mary's Hall, where registration will be held from a.m. A general will be held business session at 11 a.m., and delegates will hear an address by the Most Rev. Bishop Steph- an A. Leven of San Antonio at He will speak on high- lighls of the Ecumenical Coun- cil. Another business session will be held from noon until 1 p.m., when delegates will have lunch in the basement of Ihe hall. At Richard Grant will discuss the Encyclical of Pope John XXIII, "Pacem in and group discussions will be held from 2-3 p.m. After a cof- fee break, delegates will as- semble at for another busi- ness session. New officers will be installed at at St. Mary's Hall, with benediction to follow at 5 p.m. A social in the basement of the hall will glose the day's activi- ties. Street, Drainage Work on Schedule WORM'S EYE VIEW The boom of a huge earthmover frames the scene of workmen putting in forms for part of. the concrete culvert drainage system which will underneath (Advocate Photo) the Bon Jordan Street thoroughfare when the paving and drain- nge bond program is completed. Shot was taken from 2300 block, looking north, By TOM E. F1TE Advocate Staff Writer The city entered the new year with its major drainage work progressing on schedule and well within its financial means, and with crews ready to begin work on the first thoroughfare paving program. Citing year-end figures, Henry DeFord of Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, the city's super- vising engineers, this week gave the following run-down on Ihe projects: Drainage Project No. 1 (the outfall completed. Drainage Project No. 2 (a system of some three miles of pipe, box culverts and one sec- tion of open dilch leading to Jim Branch 43 per cent complete. Drainage Project No. 3 (a system of some four miles of storm sewer 75 per cent complete. The latter project began last (all under a contract, and includes four separate sys- terns. York is being done by T. H. Lee of Corpus Christi. The Red River Street system starts near Victoria College and runs out to Delmar Drive in a chain of box culverts. At Del- mar, the culverts open into a ditch which eventually joins Lone Tree Creek. This system contains approximately 1.25 miles of box culvert. Completion is expected this week. The Ben Wilson system, run- ning from an open ditch across property purchased from the Smajstrla Estate up to May- fair as a box culvert and then on to Allendale as a 60-inch pipe, contains about one mile of facilities including a spur along Lone Tree from Ben Wilson le> Lavalliere. Completion is ex- pected by Feb. 1. The Hiller system begins at Jecker Street, where it feeds into West Outfall, and runs as a box culvert back through the Village and Town and Country shopping centers and across Crain Junior High School cam- (See WORK, (A) ;