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Advocate (Newspaper) - January 16, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 252 TKLEPHONE HI VICTORIA, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1964 Established 1BH Snow Brings North Texas Road Perils Motorists Abandon Cars On Glazed-Over Streets By THF. ASSOCIATED PRESS Road-closing snow piled up steadily across North Central and Northeast Texas and auto travel grew more perilous by the hour Wednesday night. The snow measurement, expected to continue until late Thursday in some sections, promised to break local records across a broad area. It was just short of 6 nches deep in Dallas by 11 p.m Vednesday. Stale police ordered U.S. 80 ilosed in Tarrant County be- wcen Fort Worth and Weather- orel because of the extreme lazard. Traffic accidents attributed to cy bridges claimed at least two ives in the Dallas area. Scores of motorists abandoned cars on streets blocked by minor accidents and increasing- ly slick. Revised forecasts from the VenUier Bureau predicted near- ly 10 inches of snow would ac- Rice Sale To Soviets Authorized Part of Grain From Texas WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Commerce Department author- ized Wednesday tha first sale of million worth-fo the Soviet Union since U.S. policy was changed a few months ago to permit large sales of com- modities to Iron Curtain coun- tries. cumulate in places along the north edge of Northeast Texas icfore the fall ends, probably ale Thursday afternoon. Four to 8 inches of snow were expected to collect in Uie north )art of North Central and North- east Texas and 1 to 4 inches in he south part of those sections. Forecasts promised rain in The department ateo Issued a parts of all other areas except Northwest Texas, with snow, new export license for the sale of an additional million worth of wheat to the U.S.S.H. Another license was issued for the sale of million worth of wheat to Czechoslovakia. Destination Error The department first nounced that the export license for million worth of wheat was to the Soviet Union, but la- ter said this was an error and that Czechoslovakia was the destination. The new wheat licenses bring the total proposed wheat sales In the U.S.S.R. to about million, Based on an average price ol about a bushel, this figures to about 143 million bushels of Wheat. Tentative Basis However, about two-thirds of the wheat transactions are on a tentative basis. Certain condi- tions must be met before final approval will be given by the Commerce Department on the tentative export licenses. These conditions were not announced Similarly, the proposed rice sale is on a tentative basis. Continental Grain Co. said in New York that it had sold 000 metric tons of rice at the world market price to Russia for slightly more than mil lion. The firm said the rice will be part of the existing surplus in Arkansas, Louisiana and Tex as and will be shipped from Break Seems Certain Between Panama, U.S. eratures at 9 p.m, ranged from! 22 degrees at Dalnart lip to 52 at Corpus Chrisli. Skies were expected to start clearing Thursday, raising a prospect of even colder weather by Thursday night. Rain fell late in the day over the rest of Texas east of an Abilene-Del Rio line. Skies were clear, however, around El Paso, elsewhere in far West Texas and in parts of the Panhandle. State Highway Department ivorkers dispatched crews to sand bridges which started glaz- ing with ice well before nightfall in many areas of North Central and West Central Texas. They cautioned motorists to proceed with care. White coated streets all but oaralyzed traffic in parts of Dallas and Fort Worth, covered by some of the heaviest snow- fall. Weather Bureau observers said if it continued long enough to reach the prospective 7-inch depth, the measurement would be a modern record in places. Pirsl Moisliit-c Of '64 Recorded Rainfall oi .62-inch received at the U.S. Weather Bureau of- fice at Foster Field Wednesday was the first measurable mois- ture received this year. The forecast for Thursday calls for more occasional light rain, but a clearing and colder trend is expected for Thursday night and Friday. company agents. The State Board of Insurance took the testimony "-from a two-hour hearing under now total about million. Northerly winds of 20 lo 30 m.p.h. are expected to dimin- ish Thursday night and Fri- day. A low of 3-t degrees is ex- pected Thursday, and a high of 42. SP Engine, Auto Collide On Laurent A 38 year old Placedo woman was admitted to De Tar Hospilal Wednesday afternoon after a car in which she was a passenger collided with a Southern Pacific engine at the Laurent Street crossing. Mrs. Maria Compeon whose nusband is employed by Mis- souri Pacific Railroad, suffered forehead cuts and a small lac- eration near her left eye. About 25 stitches were needed to close ;he wounds. She was admitted "or overnight observation. City Patrolman Tom Sanchez listed the driver of the car as Mrs. Josefa Gutierrez, 22, also of Placedo who along with four other passengers including three children escaped without injury. The officer said the car hit the side of Uie engine which was backing in a westerly di- rection while switching cars in preparation for departure to Houston, He said Ihe car was travelling south. C. R. Anderson of 3309 E. Meadowlane, conductor of the crew, was flagging traffic at the crossing at the time of the collision. R. C. Enke of 3704 N. Main St. was engineer. Damage lo the 1950 sedan was listed as The injured woman was tak- en to the hospital in a Duckett ambulance following the p.m. mishap. advisement. Industry Warned Durwood Manford, a board 28 Tony Leila staying in the field plowing until it got really mud- dy. .Mrs. Arnn Kollc in from Inez lo make arrangements for Ihe Fob .1 March of Dimes event and the annual Inez Oys- ter Supper Feb. 28. .Uie Ben Itilterskamps celebrating their wedding anniversary Henry Sassman undergoing sur- gery at John Scaly Hospital, Galveslon. .Ernie Martin mak- ing an early morning m ai 1 call .Johnny Speed proving to a friend that he can do three things at once. .iUiss Frances Sowcll having her share of per- plexing automotive problems hut remaining.cheerful and re- fusing lo become frustrated. Mrs. diaries Copley sharing her pyracanlha "Jelly friends and neighbors. with .Lcroy Walters being extra helpful on a rainy morning. .The Bi 11 Eappes wondering what hap- pened to all the rain at Cheap- side Elmo Coffcy in a big hurry on a rniny day. .Henry Hormlam passing the lime of day and not minding the rniny weather Dr. C, Barrel! not denying he has a nirlhday this week. member, warned the induslry representatives that he is con- cerned with "setting Texas straight" on the matter of counting package home owner policies. The board said that 84 pel- cent of home owners' policy premiums are deviated, or set below standard rates, indicating the rates might be too high. Manford said the companies' filing of incomplete information to the board "requires the board to do something. Incompatible "What we have gravitated into is the same situation as in other slates, and it is not com- patible with Texas Man- ford said. Sales of package home own- ers policies, covering fire, ex- tended coverage and casualty risks, totaled million in Tex- as in 1062. The board also called for tes- timony on how to provide more insurance facilities for the Gulf Coast area. The board pointed lo a sharp drop in companies serving the area following pay- ment of million for losses caused by Hurricane Carla in 1961. Conviction Of Biffie Sol Is Upheld Ti-iai Ruled Fair ami AUSTIN highest court for criminal case appeals approved Wednesday Uie eight- year prison sentence given Bil- lie Sol Estes, Estes, 38-year-old whirlwind West Texas farm financier, was convicted Nov. 7, 1962, by a stale district court jury in Ty- ler of swindling. "Finding the evidence suffi- cient to support the conviction, and no reversible error appear- ing, the judgment is the State Court of Criminal Ap- peals said in unanimous opinion. Estes has 15 days in which to seek a rehearing. Sometimes three and four motions for re- Iicarings are asked on decisions of the court before a conviction becomes final. Rehearing Motiou Esles also could attempt a final appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court since one of his conten- tions is that his U.S. constitu- tional rights were violated by the wide publicity given the case. Still pending on appeal in fed- eral courts is a 15-year prison federal court on conviction oi sentence assessed by an El Paso mail fraud and conspiracy. Students Demonstrate For New Canal Treaty PANAMA authori-lbringing home Us envoys from iative official source said Washington. Panamanian Am- Wednessday night that Panama is going ahead with a complete rupture of diplomatic relations with the United States until bassador Augusto Arango al- ready has been returned here. The new turn in the U.S.-Pan- ama crisis came as defiant uni- Cory Asks Return To Legislature State Rep. R. H. (Dick) Cory said Wednesday that le would seek re-election as representative for Vic- toria and CaJhoun Counties. Cory has held the post in the Texas Legislature for .he past nine years, and so far is unopposed in the May 9, DemnrrnHr- Primnrv npnHlino fnr filing ie TToU Q Today's Chuckle What we really need Is R new child lahor law lo keep (lie kids from working their pnrcnts to death. The 591.500 Mortgage state court conviction charges that Estes induced a farmer to sign a chattel tiortgage on non-existent ferll izer tanks. The stale contends that Estes who now lives in Abilene, buill a multi-million dollar financia structure, largely by discounting to finance companies the mort 'age paper on fertilizer tanks :hat had been leased from farm- ers who bought the tanks on Estes' attorneys claimed he merely paid farmers a cash bo nus for lending him theii credit. On Mail Fraud Board Commended Charles Sobeck of Austin, representing the Texas Insur- ance Advisory Association, com- mended the board for its "rec- ognition of and prompt action on the dwindling insurance fa- cilities on Galveston Island, per- mitting necessary time for all segments of Uie industry to meet and consider development of a program." Sobeck suggested extended coverage provisions on coastal dwellings be changed to provide for deductible instead ol the current deductible. Sobeck also recommended a (See INSURANCE, Page 9A> The federal court conviction ol mail fraud involves transporla .ion of tank mortgages through the U.S. mail. The case was transferred from Estes' former home town of Pecos, in West Texas, to Ty ler, in East Texas, because o defense claims that widespreat newspaper, radio and television publicity given the case prevent ed selection of an unprejudicla jury. The appeal also claimec the Tyler court erred in allow ing live telecasts of portions o the trial. "The wheels of justice mus not stop merely because an ac cused is of such prominenci that he and his alleged misdeed have been publicized throtighou the wrote Judge W. A Morrison in an opinion concur ring the appellate court' majority decision. Wednesday's 22-page opinioi said that after studying record of the Tyler trial the three-mai appclate court fails "to pet ceivc any injury lo the appc: lant as a result of the telecast ing of the proceedings." REP. America agrees lo negotiate a new Panama Canal treaty. The sources said President Roberto Chiari had asked the Costa Hican government to' take over Panamanian affairs in Washington and that Costa Rica had agreed to do so. Panama has also asked the U.S. government to withdraw its diplomatic personnel from this tense capital, Ihe sources said, adding that Panama is versity students H. CORY Democratic Primary. Deadline for filing is Feb. 3. He said his decision lo run 'or re-election was influencec by the following factors: His appointment to the Slat and Local Tax Policy Commit Dogs Attack Sheep Flock A pack of dogs made an at- ack on a pen of sheep at the V. L. Hiller residence, 110 E. liller St., Wednesday morning, caving a small lamb dead and line ewes and two more lambs critically wounded. Hiller told City Patrolman W. D. Eikenberg that he heard a noise in the pen at 4 a.m. and on investigation found Uie damage to Uie animals. Hiller said that if the wound- ed sheep should die the loss would run up to The report of the attack was lie first in about six months when a rash of similar attacks were made. Bank Directors Re-Name Officer: All directors were re-elected at the annual stockholders meet- ing of the Commercial National Bank of Victoria held recently. The Board of Directors re- elected all officers and promot- ed Ray N. Joliff. to assistanl vice president in charge ol public relations and industria" development. The board expressed their optimism in the future economic growth of the Victoria area. Poll Tax Mailing Form on Page 8A With sales of tr poll tax The shouting, received Ihiari's assurances that he will not abandon Panama's demands :or a new treaty to replace the iO-year-old pact which gives :he U.S. control of the strate- ;Ic waterway, New Crisis Although the United States and Panama had agreed earlier Wednesday to settle their differ- ences, the new crisis developed over interpretation of that agreement, which Panama views as a U.S. commitment to negotiate a new treaty. The United States said it agreed only to ne- issues between the Lwo countries. Panama's Foreign Minister Galileo Solis issued a statement saying "Panama will not renew relations until the government of the United States gives as- surances to Panama that nego- tiations will be started for a new treaty to replace existing agree- ments." Anti-US. Rally Nearly students staged a bitter anti-United Slates rally at the University of Panama, then marched five miles to the pres- idential palace to make their demands known to Chiari. In Bolh Hills i The demonstration occurred certainty that Victoria1 as_a_rift appeared in Panama and Calhoun Counties will Washington on the meaning included in both the Legislative 'he agreement hammered out and Congressional Redistricting bills that roust be passed at the next regular session of the legislature. earlier Wednesday to review the differences between Uie tvro countries that led to rioting and [bloodshed last week. Cory, who has been endorsed! by the Farm Bureau and Ule na[ Texas State Teachers Associa- d Pledges Stand In a broadcast to Uie nation, Texas State Teachers Associa lion in the past, that he had been six-man interim committee to' study both state and local taxes during 1003-64. The committee has been instructed to report back to the next regular ses- sion of the legislature with its recommendations for revisions' and reforms of the present tax laws and recommendations as to the source of future state and local tax revenues. The committee, of which Cory was elected vice-chairman at the October meeting, is one of the most important com- mittees of the 57th Legislature, and is expected to hold regular monlhly meetings throughout 1964 to accomplish its task be- fore the next regular session, which is scheduled for Janu- ary, 1965. no resumption of diplomatic re- with Ihe United Stales Washington agrees to enter Gigantic Tax Bill Since the next regular session of the legislature is expected to face a gigantic tax bill, generated primarily by the cost of increased spending on higher education, the report of this statewide committee is ex- re-] peeled lo command a greal ceipls lagging badly, a form'deal of study and respect from through which poll taxes may be paid hy mail is the members of the legisla- ture, printed on Page 8A of today's Cory also pointed out that re> into negoliatians to revise Uie 1903 treaty which placed the Ca- nal Zone under perpetual U.S. control. President Johnson's adminis- tration, which has made clear it has no intention of yielding (See PANAMA, Page 9A) Induction Dale Set for Three Names of three men who are to be inducted into the Army Jan. 30 from Selective Service Board No. 125 were released Wednesday by Louis R. Kolle, draft board chairman. The men are Edwin A. Wag- ner of 108 W. Trinity N. Ruschhaupt of Route 1 and Ar- thur L .Cady of Seadrift. Sixty men will take pre inductions in San Antonio on the same day. The February call has been set at 10 men for inductions, with 60 to take pre induction exams that day Feb .19. Mrs. Evelyn Jennison, draft board clerk, said that the Feb- ruary call of 10 will entirely de- plete the number of available MUCH-BROADENED SCOPE Retardation Group Reviews Goals By TOM U. KITE Advocate Staff Writer Afler almost a decade of suc- cessful operation of its Hope Development School for train- able mentally retarded chil- dren, Victoria Junior Service League last year announced that it would enlist community-wide support for a multi frontal assault on the whole problem of retardation. A completely new organiza- tion evolved, under the profes- sional direction of Hichard H. Hungerford, and 23 separate goals were established along with II functioning committees. Chairmen and co chairmen oi Ihcse committees got togeth- er Wednesday for Iheir first full scale exchange of ideas and progress reports, with the result that some of the people who have worked most closely with the program expressed amaze- ment at the scope which the Victoria Project on Retardation may develop. Retardates are generally broken down into four groups by professionals: Ihe mentally retarded, Iha physically retard- ed, the emotionally retarded, and Ihe socially or environ- mentally retarded. In the simplest terms, Uie trainable menially retarded as classified for Hope School training is a child which can be taught lo dress itself, learn acceptable table manners and social conduct, and perhaps pro- gress far enough in simple crafts so that in lime it will not require full time custodial care within the family unit; in other words, to take as normal a role as possible within the family unit. A second category within this group is Ihe educable mental retardate which can atlain a limited educational level and possibly become self support- ing through training In some manual occupation. Under slate and federal sponsorship, some notable progress has been made in providing for this category in the public school special cdu cation programs. The special education program likewise provides (or the phy- sically retarded. Elsewhere, through counsel- ling programs, more and more public school systems are mak- ing progress in dealing with the remaining two groups, the emo- tionally and environmentally re- tarded. In almost all efforts, howev- er, results are limited be- cause of limited trained per- sonnel and-or limited funds and public acceptance; and, because. 3f this, two of Ihe areas which Victoria Project on Retardation will give special attention are public education and education of professional personnel. Perhaps the most significant The form may be. mailed lo the Tax Assessor-Collector at Ihe Victoria County court- house, along with the required in payment of the poll tax. The receipts will be mailed back to the applicant. House (See CORY, Page 9A) lion, she said. Men passing exams can expect speedy indue- THE WEATHER Cloudy and cold with ocea- 20 to jirl with a speech impediment which workers believe is psy- ____ ehosomatic, or emotionally ag-jsional "light rain Thursday iravalcd. ..._.. If the child were old enough lo be in school, speech therapy would be available to her; but at the same time, her progress in school perhaps even her ability to attend school is endangered by the combination of emotional disturbance and speech impediment. The A g'c n c y Coordination Committee is attempting to find a way to solve the child's prob- Special Tickets Issued For Chamber's Program Special tickets have bcenjlike to sec only the program. made available in addition to banquet tickets for Ihe annual lem before aspect revealed by UTC rcportsjconipclilion and discussion Wednesday, how-' ever, is that of a shifting em- phasis in the approach to the broad problem of retardation and more particularly to Ihe problem of social retardation. The latter social retarda- she with has to normal face chil- in the high Thursday temperatures are a low of 34; high 42. South Central Texas: Hazard- ous driving warning north Thursday. Mostly cloudy and cold Thursday with rain chang- ing to snow and sleet north and occasional rain soulh. Clearing and colder Thursday night and Friday. High Thursday 32-42 north and in 40s south. (Iron in the great unknown of Temperatures no fircl tfrarln piacci'nftm on. eft Ihe first grade classroom. "What we said Mrs. Precipitation Wednesday: .62- Richard Dunn, co-chairman, in her committee report, "is some- lion, which may or may not be a combination of emotional nnd environmental pears in many forms. One parlicular case which the ordination rcsportcd Wcdnes day is Ihst of a five-year-old 3D; high, 52. one or some agency to provide six dollars a week for her training." At Uie other end of the scale is Ihe school drop-out, who be- gins lo appear at the junior high school level and by Ihe local committee on agency co- second or third year of high school becomes through sheer (See GROUP, Page 8A> inch. Tides (Port Lavaca Port O'Connor Laws at a.m. and p.m. and highs at p.m. and again at a.m. Friday. Barometric pressure at sea level: Sunset Thursday. Sunrise Friday. This information based on data Irom tho U.S. Weather Bureau Victoria OUIce. man of the banquet committee. Bill Klolz, last year's cham- ber president, said the tickets, which wilt be issued for the program only, are being made available because of the de- mand for additional tickets since the chamber has sold all reserve banquet tickets. Soon after the announcement that Juslin Wilson, noted ban- quet humorist, was to speak here, the chamber office re- served some 800 banquet tick- cls. There are now 53 names on a list waiting for tickets thai might not be used, the chamber office reports. Calls are re- ceived each day from local citizens and out of town peo- ple asking for tickets. Since (he banquet seating area cannot be expanded lo include more persons, the committee suggested Uiat tlckels be sold for for people who would ieating will be made available n the south balcony of Ihe gym, Klotz said. "We are doing this because we don't want to disappoint anyone interested in our pro- Klotz said. These special tickets are avail- able at the Chamber of Com- merce office in the Soulh Tex- as Savings Association Building. With the new arrangement, the banquet committee is ask- (Sce PROGKAM, Page 9A) Please Phone Between And A.M. City delivery of Tho Vlclorla Advocate should be completed cvory morning not later Ulan 6 o'clock. For corroded delivery serv- ice, please contact your car- rier (sec phono number on last receipt he Issued to you) or call the Advocate, phone HI 5-H51, bclwen and ;