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   Advocate (Newspaper) - January 13, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 249 TELEPHONE HI VICTORIA, TEXAS, MONDAY, JANUARY 13 1964 Established 1841 Pro-Reds Take Over Zanzibar 600 Rebels Oust Sult.au RES SALAAMr Tanganyl. ka 600 rebels ap- parently staged a successtu! coup d'etat in newly independ- ent Zanzibar on Sunday, over- threw the sultan and set up a republic headed by former lead- ers ol the opposition. A broadcast from a radio sta- tion calling itself "the Freedom Fighters of Zanzibar" said a now republican government had been established on the island off the East African coast with Sheik Abcid Karume as presi- dent. Karume headed the oppo- sition Afro-Shirazi party, which favors close lies with other new- ly independent African states. The Nationalist party, in con- trol until Sunday, was largely rim by Zanzibar's Arab minor- ity. Named Minister The chief of another opposi- tion Abdul Rah- man Mohamed Babu of the banned Umma party was named foreign minister and Kassim Hanga prime minister. U.S. sources considered Babu pro-Communist and his party Communist-oriented, Babu an honorary title Meaning "learned one" in Ara- bic here Sunday confer- ring with Tanganyika's presi- dent Julius Nyerere. Take Refuge The rebel broadcast said for- mer Prime Minister Moham- med Shamte Hamadi had for- mally resigned and, along with Sultan Seyyid Jamshid Bin Ab- dulla, taken refuge on a cruise liner in the harbor. It added that at least two po- licemen were killed during the successful storming of the ar- mory and there were reports that other policemen were killed defending the prime minister's home, Babu said the banning of his Umma party eight days ago on suspicion of plotting revolt was the final injustice which sparked the revolt. Spontaneous Revolt He said the uprising did not appear to have been properly organized, but was a.spontane- ous revolt from people dissatis- fied with the Nationalist govern- ment. About two hours after the "Freedom Fighter" broadcast, the last police pocket of resist- ance apparently either surrend- ered or was overrun and almost all firing stopped. No contact could be made with the police headquarters building which had resisted reb- el fire most-of the day until sud- den silence at sunset. A U.S. Embassy spokesman here, who spoke to (lie U.S. consul on the island, said it was rupt Corpus Christ! broker of San Jose, Calif., without a charged with violating the Se curities Exchange Act, sur- rendered voluntarily Sunday and was held in county jail ini lieu of bond. Sandblom, 3D, accompanied by lis lawyers, Luther Jones and Oscar Spitz, surrendered to U. Deputy Marshal Hilton Shorre Ji a shopping center. He was taken to county jail, photo- ;raphed and fingerprinted. At a bond hearing before U. S. Commissioner James C. Mar- tin, the government said it had intended the charge against Sandblom to accuse him "with .ising the mails for selling se- He said the U.S. destroyer Manley was at the island to pick up American women and children. Most were dependents of personnel at the Project Mer- cury tracking station. Babu said the revolt came as no surprise to him. He said he had forecast something like a revolt when the government re- fused to invile opposition lead- ers for talks in a bid to solve differences. Umma added he hart no idea who was leading the revolt. If the move to defeat the govern- ment was completely successful lie would return to the island to try to form a national front ac- ceptable to all people. If the re- volt finally failed ho might nev- er return while the Nationalist government remained in power, he added. British Colonial Secretary Duncan Sandys said in London the government of the island sultanate, which gained its in- dependence from Britain on Dec. 10, has lost control, The admiralty dispatched the sur- vey frigate Owen to evacuate British nationals if necessary. Reports said armed gangs were patrolling the streets, (See REDS, Page 10) 12 Cents HELD IN JAIL Sandblom Calls It Quits in Corpus CORPUS CHHISTI, Tex. (AP) Amos Sandblom, bank- curlties, namely an investment contract to a William H. Hayes registration being on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission." An affidavit filed with Martin said Sandblom "caused delivery through the mails of a promi- sory note for to Mr. and Mrs. William H, Conviction on the charge car- ries a maximum penalty of five years in Jail and or a fine. Commissioner Martin said the jovernment had asked bond of Sandblom, dressed in a brown, shadow-striped suit, white shirt (See SANDBLOM, Page 10} Chemical Plant Rocked by Blast ATTLEBORO, Mass, (AP) An explosion heard for miles "eveled a chemical plant build- ng Sunday night, inflicting death and injury on a Sunday shift. Further blasts were feared as lire swept a warehouse. Two persons were known dead and at least 10 injured. The dead were identified as William Caniglia, 35, North Providence, R.I., and an uni- dentified person. The blast at the Thompson Chemical Co.' plant was heard in Boston, about 40 miles north of Atlleboro. A lesser explosion shook the same plant last Friday, injuring one worker. Fire officials said Friday's blast resulted when a safety cap blew off a vaporizer used in a chemical process. About 40 persons were be- ieved at work when Sunday's jlast occurred around 7 p.m. The building that blew u] imp Port Lavacaii Heads Shri Association Advoc-ile Port Lavaca Bureau PORT LAVACA Ed Dumas of Port Lavaca, president of (he Palacios Freezer, was elected president of the Texas Shrimp Association at their annual con- vention held in Galveston Friday and Saturday. Dumas succeeds John Clegg, also of Port Lavaca, of Clegg Shrimp Co., who was elected chairman of the board. J. Weldon Watson of Austin, executive secretary of Texas Parks and Wild Life Commis- sion; Charles R. Meeker Jr.; consultant for Six Flags Over Texas; Henry Boise, a fishery Commercial Fisheries anc Marketing, both of Dallas; and George Snow of New Orleans, regional supervisor statistics anc market news, Bureau of Com- mercial Fisheries, were speakers at the general session. Rep. Dick Cory of Victoria a director of Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, was a guest. The TSA has been instrumen- tal in furthering the proper con- servation of shrimp- and also helps provide aid in both legisla- tive and industrial problems of the shrimp industry. mown to employes as ntegrated from the force of the explosion. Then the fire skipped o another building 200 feet away where compounds were ised to make vinyl resins. This burned tor hours. Evacuees from 100 or 230 mines were taken to McKenna Junior High School and Civil Defense units rushed from Bos- :on to aid them. National Guardsmen equipped with gas masks were brought in :o they could approach the auilding where the chemical stores blazed. Police from Seekonk, about a quarter mile away, said the ex- plosion blew out windows and 3oors and fire quickly raced through the huge concrete build- ing. Several homes near the plant, police said, were badly dam- aged. An elementary school in Seek- onk sustained heavy damage from shattered windows. The blast slowed traffic, on the New Haven Railroad to a trickle. Police slopped the "Merchants Limited" en route from New York to Boston and also two southbound trains from Boston. Henry Cutler, 89, who livec next to the plant, said severa members of his family were at home and "every window blew out of the house." The plant manufactures chem- icals used in plastics. Fidel Flying For Meeting With Nikita Panama Riots Possible Topic MOSCOW (AP) -Cuba's 'rime Minister Fidel Castro left lavana by plane Sunday lor onsulations in the Kremlin with Soviet Premier Khrushchev and a hunting trip in Russia's vinter snows. An official communique said e was accompanied on the rip by a Soviet Communist leader, Nikolai Podgorny. There was immediate specula- ion that the suddenly an- nounced trip was connected with ivhat Panama's president, Ro- berto Chiari, described as the -astro and Cpmmunist-infil- rated anti-American rioting in Panama and also with Cuba's acute need for more Soviet aid. On Both Sides The communique, however, inly said that Khrushchev in- 'iled Castro to "come tc the J.S.S.R. in winter lime in order o exchange opinions on ques- ions of interest to both sides and also to rest, to become ac- quainted with the winter land- scape and to hunt in the snow- :lad forests of the Soviet Union." Castro was here last April and suffered consider- able discomfort then from the unseasonably cold weather md Khrushchev issued his 'winter wonderland" invitation at the time. Tass said it was re- newed by Podgorny in Havana and immediately snapped up. Mercury To Dip To Low of 25 Victorians can expect a hart marketing specialist; Bureau of freeze Monday morning, with the mercury expected to dip to the 25 degree mark, the Weather Bureau said Sunday night. Cold air piled on cold air in the area Sunday, with the maxi mUm temperature only 49. Mon day afternoon and Tuesday ar< expected to be somewhat warm er, with a high of 56 predicted for Monday afternoon. Totlay'e Chuckle Always laugh heartily at your boss's may be giving a loyally tesl. The Castro Agrees Kremlin communique New Violence Stirs Unrest in Panama PANAMA of Panama City pay scarcely any at- tention to a burning car, owned by a (AP Photo) Canal Zone resident, after it was set afaire during anti-U.S. rioting. Rusk Sees Castro Agents aid Castro had agreed to Sun- day's trip "with satisfaction." His visit begins only a few days after wild rioting broke out in Panama. Both U.S. and Pan- amanian officials have indicated :hat C'jstroite element were in- q' volved. Although Oaslra got special treatment during last spring's, visit, this did not prevent his casting a cloud over Soviet-Cu- ban relations in the summer by refusing to sign the limited nu- clear test-ban treaty. By refus- t iug, he took the same position as Communist China. Sharp Contrast Soviet handling of Castro's new visit contrasted sharply with that of last spring. At that time the Cuban leader landed at the arctic port city of Mur- mansk without advance warn- ing to the Western press in Mos- cow. Sunday, Foreign Ministry spokesmen telephoned Western journalists to advise them Cas- tro would be landing at Mos- cow's Vnukova Airport, special- ly designed for visiting digni- taries. Ppdgorny, formre Communisl parly chief of the Ukraine and now an influential member of the Soviet party Presidium, has been visiting Oastro during the past two weeks in connection with the fifth anniversary of the Cuban revolution. He has made an extensive tour into the re- gion damaged by Hurricane t Flora. The Soviet Union has insisted that aid to Cuba will continue despite its own troubles. Some of the grain bought in Canada is to be transshipped to Cuba, which is short of food as the re- sult of the hurricane. Just what the situation is can only be surmised The Soviet Union itself is hard-pressed at the moment, both for money (See FIDEL, Page 10) East, Midwest Battling Bitter Blast of Winter House on Ranch Razed by Blaze A three bedroom home on the Ragsdale Ranch was completely destroyed by fire Sunday after- noon approximately six miles .southeast of on the LaSallc Road. A high north wind quickly reduced the home, occupied by Lee Atilano, to embers and ashes. A crew from the Vic- toria Fire Department made a run to the scene, but mostly lo keep any resulting grass fires from spreading, as the building was already gone. Total damage was estimated at with to the build- ing, and to contents. Few Items were saved from the fast spreading blaze. The building was partially owned by Sidney Dean. A faulty flue was blamed for the fire. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Snow swirled across the Mid- west and into Ihe East Sunday, piling big drifts across high- ways and stranding some mo- torists. Indiana Slate Police reported well over 100 autos tired up on U.S. 41-52 afler an accident. In central Illinois, where drifts up to 10 feet deep closed most highways, and 30 Boy Scouts were stranded at Lake Springfield, south of the state's capital. Winds up to 50 miles an hour were reported. Springfield police urged citi- zens to stay at home. The snow in Pennsylvania and salt- ing crews were called out in Philadelphia. Four inches of Fw snow covered Cincinnati with more expected by morning. Schools were closed in at level: 30.30. least 15 counties in Kentucky, which braced for as much as 10 inches of snow. Virginia got up to four inches in. parts. Some flurrlea fell Sunday night in northern Alabama. The West Virginia Turnpike was covered with snow and up to 10 inches were forecast in the slate's northern panhandle. Bitter cold temperatures were forecast with the snow. Zero readings were expected for parts of Illinois, Iowa and Kan- THE WEATHER Hard freeze early Monday. Clear to partly cloudy and a little warmer Monday afternoon through Tuesday. Northerly winds Monday 8 to 18 m.p.h., becoming light and variable Monday night. Expected temper- atures Monday: low 25, high 56. South Central Texas: Clear to Champaign County, 111., sheriff's partly cloudy and warmer Mon- dcpartment brought in about 65 day and Tuesday. High Monday travelers. A special rescue train 44-60. of an engine and four cabooses picked up another 50. A new storm dumped more Temperatures Sunday: Low 34, high 49. Tides (Port Lavaca Port O'Connor Lows at a.m., and p.m., highs at and I -37 am ies ana 1'37 a'm- l ties- Barometric pressure at sea Sunset Monday, sunrise Tuesday. This Information biacd on data from tho U.S. Weathor Bureau Victoria WMthw HMwhttt, rtft 1) the Alma, Ga., area sas. In 2.35 inches of rain fell between midnight and six in the morn ing. A sprawling storm in Hit Southeast collided with col( Arctic air in the north centra section of the nation and spread precipitation over much of the country's eastern half. Early morning temperatures Sunday included 38 below zero al Bis- marck, N.D. and 35 below at International Falls, Minn. Myrtle Beach, S.C., along the Atlantic coast north of Charles- ton, reported inches of rain in six hours. In the same period snowfall accumulations of from one to two Inches were common from Washington, D.C., west across the Ohio and Mississippi Valley. There was more than six inches of snow on the ground in (he Effingham, 111., area where winds up to 45 miles an hour piled the snow in some mart than foot deep. With 'Direct WASHINGTON (AP) said molotov cocktails and s ary of Stale Dean Rusk appeared very soon, and 1 Sunday he had no doubt "elements hostile to both Premier Fidel Castro of and the United States" r or his agents have "taken a the opportunity to enlarge rect hand" in the violence. t U.S. troops will be Rusk, interviewed on the back from the zone bor- :elevision program, "Issues will depend on "local ar- said it now appears that the original student between the Panama National Guard and the U.S. strations over the raising of forces, Rusk said. American flag at a school should be possible, he said, not Communist the two forces to arrange "It would have passed zone so that their uniforms except that the students, not provoke further vio- they got back to the found a mob Rusk described the issue as "not Harris Dems Back LB Yarborough in Unity HOUSTON (AP) between them have been County who in past have been at odds with Lyndon gave the the quarterly meeting the more than persons also: and Sen. Ralph W. Held a memorial service for D-Tex., unqualified support slain President Kennedy. Heard Sen. Yarborough The group is composed of support of Johnson and called "loyal of unity within the Demo- say they have been unable party. make their feelings Saw instituted a block-by- through the Harris County campaign to encourage ocratic to pay their poll tax. However, the county Johnson sent the cratic executive committee an "unsolicited" tele- headed by Bill Kilgarlin, in which he gave his back- avowed liberal, who to the poll tax drive. Jie meeting and sat next to said he had often asked the state ol unity in Democratic Party in the Al a countywide caucus, the organization of liberals adopted a resolution which States. "Democratic harmony is he said. "We're actually swimming in "The Harris County express our hoocs Ihe Democratic Party will lead nation in nominating MENAC1 electing Lyndon Baines Se next president of the United States and returning Sen. Ralph W. Yarborough to the Line Slates "We believe the future of the world depends upon the Toba aid guardsmen were searching border streets on the Colon sida or snipers. Only small groups of demonstrators were reported at border intersections in Pana- ma City. Amid the outpouring of grief and occasional violence details were being worked out for the Panama National Guard to take over maintenance of public order along the bound- aries of the cities of Panama and Colon with the zone. This would be a first step to- ward resolving the crisis set off by a flag-raising incident whose consequences included wide- spread disorders, a break in re- lations by Panama with the United States along with de- mands for scrapping the 61- year-old Panama Canal Zone Treaty. Castro Supporters Among the mourners in the funeral procession was Presi- dent Roberto Chiari, who said Saturday night that supporters of Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro and Communists had in- filtrated the ranks of anti-Amer- ican demonstrators in Panama City. Gen. Andrew P. O'Meara, commander of U.S. forces in the zone, had voiced suspicion ear- lier that Castro-type instigators were whipping up anti-U.S. feel- ing among the demonstrators. Most of the 14 dead were stu- ers and that advertising shoul be altered in the light of Ih panel's report. Because the panel in its 1 months of work undertook no original research but only eval- uated some earlier studies, pro-tobacco spokesmen insisted that nothing new was put forth and nothing finally proven. So, they said, much more re- search, by public and private agencies, is needed before any drastic action can be justified. Industry spokesmen were quick to point out that Surgeon General Luther L. Terry of the Public Health Service who re- dents to whom the right to tly the flag was a No. 1 issue. Some estimates said as many as Panamanians walked or rode the eight miles from Metropolitan Cathedral, where services were held, to the Jar- din de of Peace- Cemetery. Free Transportation Church bells tolled along the way as the 14 coffins, all draped in the flag of Panama, were carried on eight fire engines. Taxis and busses turned out to provide free transportation for the mourners, but many thousands had to walk. It was a demonstration unmatched in the country's history, observers said. The Rev. Carlos Perez Hcrcra in his funeral oration at the services in the cathedral, voiced a plea tor international under- standing. He said mutual re- spect among nations for the rights of others is the basis for (Sec PANAMA, Page 10) leased (he report, had said that day. research on smoking and health should continue, and at an in- creased rale. However, Terry had also termed the report an excellent declared that if he were a doctor in private practice, he'd advise anyone to discontinue smoking cigarettes right now. Speaking for the more re- search hloc in Congress, Rep. Harold D .Coolcy, D-N.'C., an- nounced he will sponsor a million crash program of fed- era! research "to accomplish maximum assurances of health (SM REPORT, Page 10) Vandals Smash Lights at Park Vandals have smashed 35 of the flood lights at Riverside Baseball Park, Frank Pena, manager, told police Sun- Pena said the lights were located at various parts of the park. A neon sign was also sroken, with total damage esti- mated at Patrolman D. W. Fitzsimmons arrested two youths early Sun- lay in another case of vandal- ism where a radio antenna on a police car was bent in front of a restaurant at 405 N. George. The incidents followed major ilamage Friday night at Hopkins Elementary School in which doors were broken, a soft drink machine smashed and other damage resulted. f l   

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