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   Advocate (Newspaper) - January 18, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 254 TELEPHONE HI i-tttl ILS. Envoys In Panama Evacuated Students Rally Peacefully PANAMA Panama's request, tlie United States with drew most of its embassy staff Friday from Panama City to the safe haven of the Canal Zone. Panama announced it was call- ing home its remaining diplo- mats In Washington. These moves were hailed by ft student demonstration, but an- ticipated new anti-American ri- oting did not develop. Instead the rally turned mil to be a peaceful demonstration of sup- port for President Roberto Chiari's demand that the United States renegotiate the Panama Canal treaty. Deny Castroitcs There Leaders denied there were any Castroitcs or Communists among the demonstrators and called on all students to avoid violence. Panama also announced that diplomatic relations between the two countries would be handled by Costa Rica. These moves gave formal ef- fect to the diplomatic break Panama announced last week after bloody rioting followed a high school flag-raising inci- dent. Pledges To Stand After Friday night's rally in Santa Anna Plaza, about students marched toward the presidential palace, The presi- dent, in his shirlsleeves, joined them near the end. Mounting a balcony, he pledged that his demand for a new treaty "is unalterable. We want a new treaty, no revi- sions." The students cheered and then went quietly home. The U.S. Embassy was left in the hands of the senior consular official, Henry Taylor, who be- came tho American consul gen- eral. Consular Level Panama asked Costa Rica to handle its interests in the United Stales. Taylor and approximately six other persons will man the em- bassy and handle consular-level affairs, but the Costa Rican gov- ernment will take over U.S. rep- resentation in Panama on the diplomatic level. President Roberto Chiari has taid diplomatic relations would not be resumed until the United States promises to renegoti- ate the canal treaty. Anticipated Trouble Evacuation of embassy fami- lies was begun Friday afternoon in anticipation of possible trouble from a student demon stration. At that point evacua lion was voluntary. Later in the evening, after the Panamanian government re- quested withdrawal, evacuation was stepped up. The U.S. State Department said Panama's "get out" re- quest did not apply to consulai officials, Peace Corps workers or aid officials. The newest crisis in U.S.-Pan (See ENVOYS, Page 8) Hollis Newton explaining that il Is never too late to accomodaU a customer Mrs. Evelyn Jcnnison having her share o business these days with those checking on their draft status Frank Jared Jr. of Dallas shoyeling 13 inches of snow an_ ending up missing class one day from Arlington State Faflie Richard Toai still involved will too many sparrows, who now enjoy the protection from thi new garage covering thi O. B. Houghfons and Orval Lambert enjoying the Goose Talum antics at the Harlem Roadkings show Sloner Dnnicl sharing with friends some of his special barbecue sauce Dr. C. p. Montic "hitching a ride" with a fricw and deciding to venture to thi Post Office when the wealhe warmed Mrs. Sailing Ruschhaupt Jr. in town from Mission Valley and offering ad vice, free Gene Jaeger downtown and commenting 01 the changes that have been made Mrs. Lula Bell Hnm ilton, out for some sunshine on her lunch hour and Mrs J. D. Nelson explaining that i was too pretty to slay in so she was out 'gadding." Kai Buckcrl celebrating a birth day Chirlie showing friends his trophic bagged in the Southern part o Louisiana Mrs. Esfell Wedemeier hoping anyone wish ing to attend the Health anr Glamour Clinic, Style Show am luncheon knows that reserva lions are due Monday at th Sun Valley Country Club an that Mrs. Lcroy neck will I) cm hand at the door to collec the luncheon fee of VICTORIA, TEXAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1964 Established 1S18 12 Cents Port Squares Off For Ballot Battle Over Bay Lease LEASE ISSUE Outlined area in aerial photo shows roughly the 15.5 acres of land involved in Saturday's lease election in Port Lavaca. The area, mostly submerged, runs from the seawall bluff in downtown Port Lavaca out into Lavaea Bay. It's width, is approximately two blocks. Sandblom Murder Trial Set Court Order Takes 5th 128 Times CORPUS CHRIST! (AP) 'aul Amos Sandblom some- imes talked but mostly didn't Friday _as investigators tried to letermine if he hid away any Jf the estimated million that vent through his hands in eight By the lime the hearing ended ;ear noon, the Sand- ilom said "no reply" in various vays 128 limes. He based his refusal to an- wer on the constitutional guar- antee against self incrimina- ion. Brief World Toi Sandblom did take a sort of brief world tour in answering questions. He said he didn't have Smy bank accounls outside the Unit- ed States. He said he didn't have, any Jank accounts outside Texas. Then he declined to say vhethcr he had any bank ac- counts outside Nueces County. Sandblom, however, combined all Ihe answers into one a little ater when he said he has no cash under his control that isn't shown on records in the bank- receiver's hands. To Resume Later The exploratory hearing may be resumed about Feb. 15, bank- officials said. Two of his employes also tes- ified. A. Earl Jourde, an account- ant, and Richard G. Lockwood, a bookkeeper, said they had seen no evidence that their em- )loyer dealt with highway con- .ractors. When Sandblom declared him- self a bankrupt Jan. 7, he listed only about in assets. The receiver, Robert Burke, estimated Sandblom received as much as million for invest- ment. He is charged with violating :he federal securities act by using the mails to transport an (See SANDHLOM, Page S) Feb. 24 for Gray Trial of George E. (Red) Gray, 58, Victoria oil field supply dealer, on a charge of murder in the foot- ball television party shooting of James R. Casparis, 37, of Johnson City, was set for trial Feb. 24 by Judge Joe E. Kelly Friday in 24th District Court. The setting was announced after Arthur L. Lapham, Deadline Set For Benefit Fun Here Deadline for contributing to [the fund for the De Los Santos children, whose parents and a young sister were killed in a Dec. 7 auto crash, has been set for Tuesday at 2 p.m., accord- ing to Herman Vogt Jr. of the Victoria Bank and Trust Co. Vogt said the fund had reached a total of as of Friday, but that contributions ivere beginning to lag. The last major item turned in, Vogt said, was deposited by the Soroptimist Club, which spon- sored a city wide campaign for the children. Vogt also said that a guardian, Mrs. Pauline Rivera, had been chosen for the children, and that final legal action confirming the appointment was expected soon. He added that anyone wishing to contribute to the children's welfare after Tuesday's deadline should contact Mrs, Rivera. Vogt also said that he wanted to express thanks to all the peo- ple who helped make the fund a success. "It's been a wonder- ful opportunity to work with so many kind and generous peo- he said. The fund was started by Mrs. James Kloesel of Victoria after the six orphaned children were left without any real source ol Gray's Victoria attorney, ad- the court that at this time 'ercy Foreman, widely-known louslon defense lawyer, is no defense attorneys completed ar onger connected with him as guments on a petition by Stan co-counsel. ance here in Gray's behalf in m unsuccessful attempt to ob- ain a preliminary hearing lis client already had been re- eased on bond, but has1 lot appeared in subsequent hearings. B'orciuan Bows Out La.pham and Gray later ex- plained that Foreman had been retained by friends of Gray in riends for whatever amount countered by saying the state foreman specified as a re- iad Uie right to investigate sub MAY NEVER WALK Fund for Blooniiiigton Wreck Victim Begun The fund for a Bloominglon man who was critically injured in an auto mishap climbed to Friday, and contributions arc. still coming in. The victim is Troy Aulrey, 26, who remains in San Anton- io's Baptist Memorial-Hospital facing the grim prospect lhat ie may never walk again. Aulrey was pinned beneath the car in which he was riding for 30 minutes after it over- SUNDAY PREVIEW Moms anil pops plan (o kick up their heels, and for a very good cause, in the ICIh annual St. Joseph Mo- (hers and Fathers Clubs Variety Show. For a picture and word preview, see this week's Fun Magazine. "Why Did They Name It Is a highly en- tertaining d 1 s c o u rse on popular product brand names. Hoy Grimes talks ahoui it in Books nnrt Things, also in llic Fun Magazine. lurned during the early morn- ing hours of Jan. 7 on Farm Road 616, 16 miles southeast of Vicloria. Two other companions were less seriously injured in he mishap. He tins been under intensive care at tho San Antonio hospita ever since. He suffered a brain concussion, and is paralyzec Tom the hips down, Autrey's brother, R. D. Aul rey of Bloominglon, said thai a physician fold him Friday lhat there had been no change in the paralysis. "He has some feeling in his R. D. Aut rey said, "but the doctor lold us that the most we can hope for is that he may be able to walk with the use of braces in about two years. But he told us nol to get our hopes too high for that, either." He added that medical expen- ses ar-'. expected to run as high as and that his broth- er's family has only a in- surance policy to holp defray Upheld in Home Raid SAN ANTONIO (AP) -A dis- trict Judge declined Friday to quash his own search warrani that allowed slate and local of- ficrs to search the home of al- leged communist John W. Stan ford. Dist. Judge Solomon Casseb made his ruling after state ani Controversy To Produce Heavy Vote Bauer Contract In Contention PORT LAVACA One of the largest voting turnouts in Port javaca history is expected here Saturday when the polls open at 8 a.m. for what has become mown as the "lease" election. Even for a city used to con- roversy, this coastal commun- ly has been buffeted time and again for the past month by ford to have the warrant voiclec Foreman made one appear-'and seized material returned. who represent: a San Antonii Maury Maverick Jr., an atloi' ney for the American Civil Lib erties Union Stanford, 39, _. ___ _____v bookkeeper who operates order book store at his home called the wan-ant "unconstitu tional." "All we want is the properly he said. "The warran not procedural. Due process Houston. It was his intention, wasl1'' followed." iray said, to reimburse these Dist, Ally. James Barlov tainer, but the fee was set in such an amount Gray said he advised his friends he would be unable to meet it. Boll] Lapham and Dist. Atty. iViley Cheatham indicated that iiey would be ready for trial of the case when it is called on Feb. 24. Another Victoria murder trial also was set definitely for Jan. 27 in a pre trial proceeding. This is the case in which Luis Calzada Gonzales is charged with the fatal shooting of his jrolher, Ramon Gonzalcs, at iie home of the deceased in Victoria last Aug. 5. Defense Counsel Stephen Guittard, who has just resumed the practice of .aw in Victoria after serving as an assistant district attorney in Dallas County, had been ap- pointed by Judge Kelly as de- fense counsel for Luis Gonzales. Defendants in three burglary and four driving while intoxi- cated (second offense) cases were given probationary sen- tences when they pleaded quilty !o their charges in other actior in Judge Kelly's court. Refugio Ramos, 19, of 2506 E. Mumphord St., Joe Lara Ramirez, 21, of 2510 Mumphord St. and Alvin Crus Soliz, 20, of Route 2, were each placed on three years probation on identical burglary charges. Officers connected the trio to a Nov. 21 burglary of the Jun- jle Inn on Lower Mission Valley Road after two cases of beer (See TRIAL, Page 8) 'ersive activities "as long a: he activities advocate the over hrow of the governments of the United Stales and the Stale o Texas." Stanford, who was in cour with his wife, has been orderet by the federal government I as a Communist. A U S. marshal served him with th order from tiie U. S. Subversive Controls Hoard Dec. 26. Stanford, who identifies him (See ORDER, Page 8> expenses. The victim was an oilfield roughneck before the accident. He has a wife and three school children. Donations to the fund may be made at the First Vicloria Na- tional Bank. Domino Players Compete Sunday Advocate News Service HALLETTSV1LLE Play In Ihe 19th annual Halleltsville State Championship Domino Tournament will get under way at 9 a.m. Sunday, and interest- ed players have been advisee to regisler no later than a.m. Registration and play will be held at the Recreation Hall where .the tournament is hole under sponsorship of the Knights of Columbus for benefit of Sa- cred Hearl School athlclic fund. Players will pay 42.50 each entry fee and register as part- ners. Cash awards will be made to the three (op teams A stew meal will be servec at noon for and food anc refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon anc evening. Tournament officials say tha only in the evcnl of icy roads will play he postponed. Today's Chuckle While money isn't every- thing, it rioes keep you in touch wilh your children. DREDGE MISHAP rumor, charge and counter- charge. In simple terms, the referen- dum will be a "yes" or "no" proposition. Yes, Bauer Dredg- ing Co. should be granted the lease awarded the firm by City Council; or no, il shouldn't. Over 180 persons have al- ready voted by absentee, testi- fying to the interest the issue has here. In all, slightly over persons are eligible to vote Saturday before Ihe polls close at 7 p.m. Involved Dispute The issue, however, is not as simple as it might sound to an outsider. The lease involved was signed by City Council with Bauer Dredging Dec. 23 make the move. Pipeline Broken In Ship Channel Advocate Pail l.avaca Bureau PORT LAVACA-The Bauer Dredging Co. dredge "Dave Blackburn" dropped a spud on a high pressure gas line Friday about a.m. while crossing the new ship channel between Miller's Point and Sand's Point. The accident caused the gas to blow up through the spud wells of the dredge for approximately 35 minutes before the valves could be closed on both sides of the bay. The Tex Star 6% inch pipe- line, carrying an estimated pounds of pressure, was buried 54 feet below the-surface of the water. Witnesses who saw the as blowing through the wells and across the bridge said igni- lion would probably have burned the dredge and possibly injured some of its crew. The gas blowing water through the spud wells wet the frictions and the lifting gear could not lift the spud and move the dredge. Another 45 minutes elapsed after the gas was cut off before the frictions were dry enough to lift the spud and move the dredge to safety. This is the third pipeline that has been broken near this loca- tion this week. A Sun Oil Co. line was broken, apparently by Pa  y word of mouth through nor- mal diplomatic channels two days ago, the sources said. There has been no formal reply, nit Secretary of Stale Dean Rusk and his top aides made it clear previously that Ihe United States takes a dim view of the for expansion, pointing out he didn't want lo see the city lose a major industry. Opposition Forms After the lease was signed, opposition formed in a petitior. drive headed by businesswoman Mrs. Lois DeShazor. The petition campaign aimec at seeking a referendum on the lease issue a success, re- sulting in City Council order- ing the election to be held Saturday. She generally contended Ihe lease failed to be specific enough regarding the called-foi 
                            

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