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   Advocate (Newspaper) - January 15, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                VICTORIA. TEXAS, WEDNESDAY Differences In Panama To Be Airec Treaty Rcvisioi May Be Talked Martin A. Huber, rancher, :armor and businessman, Tues- day announced his candidacy lor WASHINGTON (AP) -U.S. collntv. commissioner of Precinct wii i officials greeted with pleasur Tuesday night reports that Hi United States and Panama hav i i uy nuuci wun uounly agreed to review outstanding Democratic Secretary Loraine cmierences between the two na- Voigt produced a three-way con- llOnS. tnet in ntinniwtnt tions. There was est in the precinct which Com- official State missioner W. S. Caraway has uepailmenl comment on re- presided over for 23 years Car- lit uii ports from Panama (hat the two nations will review their differences, including Hie 1903 treaty granting Ihe United Males rights to the Panama Canal Zone. Without Thre 11 Is But U.S. officials noted that this country's position through- out the crisis has been that the problems should be thrashed out at the conference table without threats. This does not mean, they said that Ihe United Slates is pre- committing itself to any renego- tiation of the zone treaty. But they said the Uniled Stales might be willing to hold talks without an agenda, which would give Pnaama an opportunity to "ring up any subject, including treaty revision. And the United Stales.would be willing to hear what Panama has to say on the subject without necessarily agreeing to a treaty revision. Stall Off Pressure U.S. officials spent much of the day stalling off Panamanian pressure for ouster of U.S. dip- lomats while they pushed for a peaceful resolution of the crisis "The first need is to keep our shirts Senale Majority Leader Mike Mansfield said af- ter seeing President Johnson. In another development, Sec- retary of the Army Cyrus Vance reported [hat at least 10 sus- pected Castro-trained agents have been arrested in connec- tion with last week's mob vio- lence, including one sniper who shot at U.S. soldiers. Set No Deadline Panama notified Washington last Friday that it is breaking relations. But Panama set no deadline for each side to remove its diplomats and the respeclive embassy staffs remained. Panamanian Foreign Minister Galileo Solis demanded in Pan- ama Tuesday that U.S. diplo- mats get out unelss the United States agrees to revise the 1003 treaty under which the United States holds the Canal Zone. The U.S. government opposes yielding basic canal rights at this time. But it believes a for- mal break in relations with Panama would only make a bad matter worse. The State Department press officer, Richard I. Phillips, took the position that no official com- munication has been received from the Panamanian govern- ment demanding that the Amer- ican diplomats depart. If Panama does make the for- mal demand, Washington will have no choice but to comply Phillips said the United Slates wants lo explore prob- lems with the Panamanian gov ernment lutions." away has filed for re-election, and already was opposed by James 0. Ilalepsska, an oil company employe. Hubor was born and raised in rccincl No. 3 and is 48 years f age. He is married to ihe brmer Eunice Buchholz and has wo children, James, 22, who is J member of the Armed Forces ind David, 16, who attends Vic- oria High School. Hubcr attended Kemper City Irammar School, Palti Welder figh School and Draughon's "usiness College in Houston, and 'as plant manager of the Dun- an Coffee Co. in Corpus Christ! ntil he entered the armed fore- s in 1942, On his discharge he e-entered farming and ranching n Precinct No. 3 and now farms nd manages the former Leo- old and Hose Morris Farms of approximately acres. "in an effort to find so- i go id s Bill Hollingsworth stopping in Established 1819 Kennedy's Huber To Seek Widow Tell Commission Job Of Support Message Total Nearly imvj h-uimiuaaiunLT UL l ICCinCE subject to Hie Democratic Pri- mary, Filing by Huber with County WASHINGTON (AP) -Mrs John F. Kennedy thanked the public Tuesday for nearly 800 000 messages sho said have been a source of comfort since Ihe assassination of her hus- band. "The knowledge of the affec- !ion in which my husband was leid by all of you sustained me, and the warmih of Ihese ributes is something I shall nev- er she said in a stale- nenl broadcast live nationwide on television and 'radio. In a low voice, scarcely audi- >le to those around her, Mrs. Kennedy said it is her greatest MARTIN A. HUBER Huber is a former chairman of the Kemper City School Board and a former member of :he school board of trustees; a member of the Farm Bureau and twice director of the Farm Bureau in Victoria County a (See HUBER, Page 10) saying Oswald should be fended. Mrs. Oswald complained at a we piesiueni s iwo prom- news conference she has not ers, Robert and Sen. Kdward been permitted to see her son's M- Kennedy, D-Jfass., sal on a widow, Marina Oswald, who is red couch nearby. under secret service protection. JACK G. WOOD Buddy Bailey displaying an in- terest in old coins Joan Meyer haying her second case of laryngitis of the sea- son, getting her first one for, Christmas Mrs. D n v i il Clark not taking lime lo talk while attending to business Leslie and Wootlrow Montag agreeing that "if at first you don't succeed, try try again" A. V. Stnnzcl Jr. in town from Inglcside lo visit the family and lo take eare of some business Louis Rog- ers having one of those noon- day automobile crises Vin- cent Frilz preparing for the weather with cigar and gloves Kite Lucchcse wearing his All other officers and direc- ors were re-elected and Tom Bielstein was elected assistant cashier. In his report lo stockholders, Noble reported the bank had enjoyed its best year earning- vise in and was looking brward lo a prosperous 19G4. Wood, a native Texan and raduate of the University of Texas, formerly worked for Ihe (See DIRECTORS, Page 10) "cold weather" hat Mrs. Ben Skinner taking advantage of a bad day to get the jobs she likes the least out of the way Ed Slumfnll preferring this kind of weather most of the lime Victoria College stu- dents quiet these days studying for finals today and tomorrow Mrs. J. 0. Marsh joining city forces as secretary to City Ally. Argylc McLachlun Kep. Dick Cory becoming an honor- ary member of Calhoun County Cattlemen's Association, de- tjutu 11 js fler greatest e s se e er o wish to acknowledge all of the Sections had saved the cily sev elters sent to her, even though "it will take a long time to do so." 'Light Gone' Tears welled in her eyes and ler voice showed emotion when she said she reads the tetters "whenever 1 can bear and, referring to her late husband, murmured: "All his bright light gone from the world." "All of you who have written 22 Cents City Officials Cautious On Offer for Property __ f. Mrs. Martin Encouraged Study Due By City 's Fiscal Report Coiincilwoman Boa Martin, who earlier had raised serious objections (o proposed spend- ing projects, said Tuesday she 'eels the city, finished the first quarter of its fiscal year in good condition. she said she felt her ob- jral thousand dollars, expendi- ture of which would have ad- versely altered the fiscal pic- '.ure for the first quarter. Mrs. Martin was queried after study of quarterly fiscal reports submitted to City Manager John Lee by Finance Officer Tom L. Davis. The reports showed col- lection of city revenues consid- erably ahead of the pace at the same time 31 a year IMI UL yuu wjio nuvu wriuen o me know how much we all agu' whlle expenditures were s e v c; r a1 percentage oved him and that he returned hat love in full aid. It was the first formal public statement by the former first ady since the death of her hus- band the president. Year of Mourning She looked well, wore pale ipslick and appeared Ian. She smiled and chatted as techni- cians prepared for her appear- ance. Mrs. Kennedy, 34, who plans to observe a year of mourning, wore a simple black dress, wilh hip-length jacket with three- quarter sleeves. Her only jewcl- was two rings, both given (o her by her husband. It took her less than two min- utes to deliver the 269-word statement. She sat in a big tan eather armchair before a blaz- ng fireplace in the office cf ier brother-in-law, Atty. Gen iobert F. Kennedy, and held NY Lawyer To Defend Lee Oswald FORT WORTH, Tex. Lee Harvey Oswald's molher said Tuesday New York attor- ney Mark Lane will try to prove him innocent of the assassina- tion of President Kennedy, Mrs. Marguerite Oswald said Lane has agreed to represent her 'late son before the special commission appointed by Pres- ident Johnson to investigate the assassination. Several weeks m me ouice ci ago, Lane submitted a lengthy her brother-in-law, Atty. Gen. brief to the commission, headed Hobert F. Kennedy, and held by Chief Justice Earl Warren, her hands tightly together in her ap as she spoke. Brothers Nearby The late president's two broth- 'lha Points below the 1063 sfte rate. Mrs. Kennedy said "each and am vim jjj uiciriJun. saiu uacn Her son, 24, was shot to death evel'y message is lo be Ireas- Nov. 24 by Dallas night club UI'etl not on'y for mv children operator Jack Ruby. Oswald so !liat fulure generations ESaiik Elects Two New Directors Jack G. Wood and James R. rarrison were elected new di- cctors of the American Bank f Commerce Tuesday at the sait' sh.e hopes ank's annual stockholders and irectors meeting. Wood, who has been with the was charged with murder in the assassination of President Ken- nedy Nov. 22. Mrs. Oswald has contended her son was innocent, or acted with others if guilty. Evidence released by government agen- cies has indicated the accused assassin acted alone. Mrs. Oswald said she offered to pay Lane when she is able. "True to my sense of jus- .she said in a prepared statement, "Mr. Lane immedi- ately replied thai he had never turned down a case yet because there was no fee, and that it was too lale to start bad habits v. 'He said he would take the case wilhout even any fulure will know how much our coun- try and people in other nations thought of him." She said lhanks on behalf of her children and the president's family "for the comfort your letters brought to us all." Mrs. Kennedy said the letters eventually will be placed in the John F. Kennedy Memorial Li- fee. Mrs. Oswald, 56, a practical nurse, again menlioned plans to to visit friends -en route from Beeville to Edna Mrs. Daisy Krelimeicr celebrating a uMk since it opened in 1955 birthday today, and sharing was promoted from senior vice birthdays with her three broth- president to executive vice- ers, R. F., W. U. and V. D. president, President W. M. Tally Charlie Schooner Jr. Noble announced, in town from Guadalupe lo gel Garrison, who joined the bank a haircut, in spite of the cold in 1956, was promoted from weather Belly Orsak ex- vice-president to senior vice- plaining that this is the kind of weather she likes best it will he a source of future income. scholars from all over the world." Mrs. Kennedy, wearing a black mink coat, came to the Justice Department about 25 minutes ahead of the 3 p.m. time of her statement and was met in the snowy street by Rob 'ert Kennedy. The councihvoman said she had not seen these reports as yet, but is generally familiar with Ihe budget condition and is well satisfied with it. "But we could be in trouble in thirty 'she said, re- calling that the city for several years has been operating on what the city manager himself has described as a "caretaker" budget affording very little sur- plus. Had she not raised objections to proposed purchase of a well site and an armory site, Mrs. Martin said, "our contingency fund could have been knocked out completely." Instead of purchasing a full lot on Sam Houston Drive, where the city needed to locale a wa- ter well, a parcel of properly much smaller was acquired from Victoria Independent provide and drainage work whenever it is needed by the school district, in return for this property. Mrs. Martin said this saved the cily a cash outlay of from Ihe contingency fund. Because of objections she School District, The city will n D1C1 worth of street cily already owns the recent- ly acquired Smajstrla property on Ben Jordan Street south of Highway 59. Earlier the Army had ap- proved a site near Victoria Hig'h School which the city would have had lo purchase at a rate (See CITY, Page 10) LYNN LOYD Bank Trust Re-Elects All Directors Stockholders of Ihe Victoria Bank and Trust Co. re-elected all directors at their annual meeting Tuesday. At a directors meeting im- mediately following, Lynn Loyd was promoted from assistant vice-president to the rank of vice-president. All other officers were re-elected. Loyd, who has been with the bank since 1940, has had ex- Ex-Student Dives Plane Into College SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) A former studenl radioed that he intended lo crash his plane into a school building Tuesday and five minutes later dived the craft into a classroom of Okla- homa Baptist University. The flier, idenlified as Robert Lawson, 42, was killed. No one inside Ihe building or on the campus was injured. A class of about 40 students was in session in the building. Fred Reese, manager at the municipal airport, said Lawson radioed that the building shoulc be evacuated because -fie in- tended to crash into it and take his own life. "I tried to stall Reese said. He said' he was going in in five he did." The plane crashed through the wall of Shawnee Hall, oldest building on the campus, one that was the administration building when Lawson was a student there. The plane hit the third floor of the building and bursl into flames as it fell to the (See PLANE, Page 10) ualm smm nas naa ex- brary to be erected on the perience in all phases of bank Charles River in Boston operations. He was promoted to She expressed hope that the assistant cashier in 1951 and library, for which she already advanced to assislanl vice-pres- has received thousands of dol- idcnl in ,956. P ars m dona ions vyill become In announcing the promotion, "a living center of study of the President David R. Blackburn times in which he lived and a can ,jlink of no more center for young people and deserved promotion in our bank CfMnlni'i- fi'nm num- tU (Sec BANK, Page 10) Today's Chuckle "I call my wife Ihe husband explained, "he- cause she's huilt like a pea- mit cliisfcr." Space Reporter Reviews i Man's Latest Conquests By MARILYN 1VAIDA Advocate Women's Editor Space cannot be surrendered :o alien powers any more than the oceans or the uir could be surrendered, said Pefer Reich, aviation editor of Chicago's American, who addressed Ihe Executive's Dinner Club, Tues- day on the lopie "Jets, Missiles, You." "Space is Ihe ncxl said Reich. Water District Re-Elecls Three Advocate Tort Uwaca Bureau LONG MOTT -B. B. Bis- sell, G. A. Jennings and J. F. Smith were re elected com- missioners of the Calhoun County Waler Control and Im- provement District No. Tues- day. Mrs. Conic Walker, election judge, reported 14 voles were cast. Bissett and Jennings each received 14 votes, Smilh, 12, and Lester Sharer and Wal- ler Pilgrim each received one wrilc-in vole. Mrs. Shafcr was assistant judge and Mrs. J. P. Nunlcy clerk. Season Low Of 21 Noted A warming trend in the wea ther set in Tuesday in the Vic. toria area after the season'; low was recorded shortly be fore 8 a.m. at 21 degrees at Koc'i'an, one.' the Weather Bureau at Foster Zir jacks New Trust Officer Vice President Winston Zirjacks was elected trust officer at the annual meet- ing of directors of First Vic- toria National Bank held Tuesday afternoon, Zirjauks replaces A. G. Schroeder as trust officer. Schroeder retired from the bank Jan. 1. Lewis W. Walson Jr. was promolcd (o assistant vice-president from assis- tant cashier. All other of- ficers were re-eleclcd. All direclors were re- elcctcil at the annual meet- ing of the hank's stock- holders Tuesday morning. on. Election officials at Blooming- tion> such as tlle cit' f imo. nuuiid Cloudy skies with occasional judge; Mrs. Lola Maroney, as-Wlllia light rain are expected Wednes- sistant judge; Mrs. Anne Belle becn- day, Meteorologist Loren Jones Ball and Mrs. M. E. Johnson, "But ib is something to talk said, as well as widely scat- clerks. he said, tered showers. A new front is! In Placedo, they were Mrs. In discussing replacement of scheduled to arrive late Thurs-lW. B. Mullins, judge; Mrs. Ed-the two facilities, Williams day, Jones said. win Marek and Mrs. Mike ttiat in rebuilding the city day, Jones said. Hourly temperatures from 1 Schiwitz, clerks, a.m. Tuesday: II lias been said what man can imagine, man can do. And inevitably what is past is prologue." Using colored slides, the re- porter who has covered the Astronauts, eycwilnessing Ihe launching of (he first man in space and will possibly be the first reporter on space flight, described graphically "where we've been, where we are and where we are going in space." And the reporter described in lifelike terms the preparations for space travel from the first satellite launched to the pro- posed program for the next few years, to include Project Gemi- ni, a program to place two men in a space craft in orbit around the earlh for periods up lo Iwo weeks and the manned Moon {See REPORTER, Page 10) 1 a. m. 2 a. m. 3 a. m, 4 a. m. 5 a. rn. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. 0 a. m. 10 a. m. 11 a. m. Noon THE WEATHER (Advocate Photo) MOON FLIGHT Guest speaker Peter Reich aviation editor of Chicago's American who covers the Astronauts, is greeted at the Execu- tive's Dinner Club by Col. N. D. Hagins who introduced him, and Bill Sparks, president of the club. Reich spoke on "Jets, Missiles, Space and at the dinner meeting held at the Victoria Country CJub. 27 27 26 25 21 22 22 22 28 35 38 44 1 p. m. 2 p, m. 3 p. m. p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. 9 p. m. '10 p. m. p. m. 40 Mostly cloudy and a little with occasional light rain and widely scattered show- ers Wednesday and Thursday. South to south en si winds 10 lo 20 m.p.h. Wednesday, becom- ing 15 lo 25 m.p.h. Thursday. Expected Wednesday tempera lures: Low 37, high 54. ls South Central Texas: Cloudy that Select voices from the Victo- ria College Choir will make an extensive tour in May that will :ake them to New York and a 'eaturcd presentation at the World's Fair. Sixteen singers, known as the Victoria Choraliers, were or- ganized last summer and have GO. Wednesday and Thursday with occasional rain. Warmer Wednesday. Cooler northwest Thursday. High Wednesdya 46- Temperatures Tuesday: High 48, Ixiw 21. Tides (Port Lavaca Port O'Connor Lows at a.m. and p.m., highs at p.m. and a.m. Thurs day. Barometric pressure at sea level: 30.27. Sunset Wednesday, Sun- rise Thursday. This LnlormnlEon based on data Irom Die U.S. IVeathtr Bureau Victoria OHlce. Moving Costs Given Thought By TOM E. F1TE Advocate Staff Writer "We are going to have to malyze our situation very care- ully before we can make a de- said Councilman John Jtockbauer. "We have to know where we can re-locate our cily :ail and fire station, and how much il is going to cost. "Of course, they say we won't have to vacate the property away but we have to face he fact that eventually we vill have lo vacate. Moving Considered "It may be that we can't af- 'ord to move, but I hope that something favorable can be worked out." Councilman Velton B. Cowden pok virtually Ihe same posi- tion, saying that "I am not op- posed to the sale on any but adding: "We first have lo determine where the city will be left. I hope il can be worked out, but I am not in a position to give a firm answer one way or the olher righl now." Cowden said Ihe cily will nave to determine how long it has to make necessary adjust- ments and "how their offer 'ill stand up against what we have to provide." Spelled Out Mayor Kemper Williams Jr. spelled out pretty well what the city will have to provide. "We will, of course, have to replace the central fire station and police Wil- liams said. "It is unlikely lhal would consider a new City encompassing all these facilities since this is no longer considered good practice." Districts Each Elect 2 Directors Voters in Victoria County Wa- ler Control and Improvemeni Districts No. 1 and No, 2 elect- ed two directors for each dis trict Tuesday at Bloomington and Placedo, respectively. ed out that we have have a new fire station and it has area." !n, thls area. he sa'' is hard lo come by." District No. 1 selected Veto Finley, 150 votes, and Marcu; Covington Sr., 148 votes. Distric No. 2 elected incumbent Mike Schiwitz and W. G. McFarlin He estimated would with 16 votes each, the entire bp minimum cost of re- number cast. Names of those pla-clng -the -flre slatlon alonc' elected appeared on the ballots Several write-in votes were cast at Bloomington with Ern est E. Warnock getting 15; J M. Maroney, four; Pink Brown Joe Wyatt, one, and E. E and would offer no estimate on the cost of a police headquar- ters. Joint Operation Asked specifically if the pos- sibility had been considered of a joint city-counly jail opera di Diuuiiiiiit? uouniy and ton were Mrs. Adena Key c''y San Antonio have, Williams said that it had not (See OFFICIALS, Page 10) SELECTED VOICES Victoria Choral Group Planning National Tour Philadelphia and New York. Two days are planned at Ihe World's Fair, and a lour of tho United Nations is also antici- pated. already sung extensively in Vic toria and surrounding towns. tional Texas songs for their out Hum- mel, Carol Hyalt, Francis Har- grove, Marian Tyler, Karen Hoff, M. J. Gooch, Kenneth ert Regan and Abel Garcia, all of Port Lavaea; Leonard Payne :of to this type of program has becn shown in her home state ol Pennsylvania. She has received several requests for appear- ances of the choral group in that area. The tour is scheduled lo be gin immediately after the spring Rail Worker's Condition Belter James a Pitman, a local iiiiiiit-'ttiaiciy uuet me ipimy railroad man, who lost parts term ends in May. A tenlalive of both legs last Friday in a it schedule includes performances switching accident at Gregory, each night and possible addi- was reported in good condition tional appearances during the Tuesday at Spohn Hospital in 3 nnrl ntim-nk mi i I day for college nnd church au- diences along the roulc lo New York and bade. Extra lime is planned In the Cucro. Corpus Christi. Contrary [o an earlier story, it was reported Tuesday (hat Pitman's legs were severed be- r OVVtl IU itinerary to allow for moretwccn his hips and knees lleisurely stops in Washington.jslcad of below his knees.   

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