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   Advocate (Newspaper) - January 21, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 257 VICTORIA, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1964 Established 1849 LBJ Calls In Taxes Key To Prosperity Booming Growth Forecast; Price-Wage Danger Cited WASHINGTON (AP) President Johnson fore- cast Monday a speed-up of prosperity in 1964, pro- pelled by fax reduction and cutting" at last into the stubbornly high unemployment rate. National output will total a stunning billion to break all records for sustained growth, the President told Congress in his annual ec-' onomic message. But Congress can shatter the glowing picture, he said, if the lawmakers fail to enact the billion tax cut "not in one or two or three months, but and, "not in diluted, but in strengthened form." Would Lower Sights "Without the lax cut, our sights would have to be set to billion lower and dashed expectations could turn expansion into John- son said. He hoisted an inflationary storm signal as the first from the White House in fiva years of nearly stable living costs. Recent price boosts under- line the need for labor and in- dustry continuing their "excel- lent" record of reasonable price and wage settlements, Johnson said. Johnson added: "In the face of a 44 per cent increase in cor- porate profits in less than three years and the prospect of fur- ther increases to come with the tax cut, I see no warrant for in- flationary price rises." Antitrust Policy Johnson served notice he will focus public attention on exces sive price or wage boosts; an antitrust will 'CLARK w. THOMPSON Thompson Files for Re-Election Congressman Clark W. Thompson of Galveston County Monday announced that he had filed for renomination with the Democratic Chairmen of the Countries of the 9th District. pursue an antitrust policy ReP- Thompson, now complet- "kcenly alert" to illegal price nis tenth term, has served fixing; and will fight any "new in tne 73rcl Congress and the steps to legalize price fixing." through 88th Congresses The last phrase was a slap at He is a member of the powerfu' what is known as the quality Ways and Means Committee, stabilizalion bill, pending in Con- "Tn.e people of the 9lh Con- gress. It would let manufaclur- gressipnal District have honored ers set minimum retail prices me re-election through the for their products. years. They have made a con- A hint that the auto industry linuing investment in the se- is prosperous enough to cut niority which is so essential to some prices was dropped by the success for a member of Con- chairman of the President's said Thompson. "Our in- Council of Economic Advisers f'uence and prestige in Wash- Walter W. Heller. ington have grown along with Consumer Benefits' our seniority and with each suc- The council's report, sent to ceeding year, it becomes eas- Congress along with Johnson's ier for the 9th District to have message, said industries hav- 'hose things which it desires. Ing sharp productivity gains "Our public works projects should pass part of the benefits are proceeding most satis- on to consumers. factorily. Agricultural legisla- Asked if the auto industry was tioll> which we have sought, has among them, Heller told report- a" Dee.n accomplished. These ac- crs it "could well be one of complishments provide us with although the benefits means to go further in the de- rnight also take the form of a vclopment of our 15-County com- bigger car for the money. Elec- niunity." ironies firms, he noted, have Commenting on specific pcnd- cut prices as productivity rose. lnS legislation, Congressman Johnson's message foresaw a Thompson said he had and balanced federal budget "at would continue to support the long last" if taxes are cut. At tax cut He endorsed the the request of newsmen, Heller President' s economy moves, defined "at long last." commenting that he was con- It is a good bet, the White tnat national security House economist said, Uiat a wou'd in no way suffer by budget surplus can be achieved lnese cuts. He expressed in fiscal 1967, the government llle 1nat lhe civil rignts year that starts in mid-1066, controversy would shorlly be resolved. Speaking of health core for ;he elderly, Thompson said: "My position in regard to health care has not changed in the slightest. I have always be- .ieved that it is essential for the elderly to have proper and self-respecting assistance in Dnle Graham, former West Texan, feeling very much at their health care problems. If home with the dusty hazy legislation now on the books mosphere Regan Cafes proves to be inadequate, then acquiring a new Nick Name We must look further for the so- Bill Sparks in no mood for a lution" "Tale of Woe" to begin the week Thompson s statement con with Dorothy doing eluded: "Because seniority her good deed for he day piays such an imporiaril part Mrs. Jim Puckctt reminding the Congress and because it Piesbytenan Day School PTA comes only through continuity in members of the meeting I feel it is not only my p.m. tonight at the Church Par- duty but the hiehcst kind 01 lor., First Presbyterian Church privilege to again offer mylrv' Leroy Walters explaining ice to the people of our District his relatives originally came My seniority belongs to the peo- from Kentucky Carl Knabe pie and it is for them to say in town from Nursery Ant- whether they wish to continue old Villafranca reporting that it. I like my work, and I like his new rural mail delivery is the people for whom I work cerla.nly a time saver Mrs. i expect to continue my serv ofS M I jilted greeting Mrs. Jean Jack's having a busier week than usual x on schedule Rudy Blohm r> _r TT giving up bowling and becoming ItGlllglO rlOHOl' the best nursemaid with wife, NO.S service Shirley, and daughters, Dana REFUGIO Charles N. Nor- and Sharon, all down with the man was named "Jaycee of the mumps, and son, Mark, still re- Year" here Monday night dur- cuperating Mrs. Frank Dea- ing a dinner meeting of the Re- ver back at work on a half-day fig'0 Junior Chamber of Com- scedule after a month's illness merce. Gary Underwood of Vic- A pilot for rancher Dennis toria College too busy with reg- O'Connor, Norman was instru- istr'ation and books to take a mental in the formation of the coffee break, but Louise Hume local Jaycee club a year ago and Royce Miller finding a stop- by Dr. R. F. Anderson, ping place once David Bob Seerden of Victoria was Hill, freshman class president nt loastmaster and Bob Buck, state Victoria College in line early vice-president of the Jaycees, since "early birds get the most was guest speaker at the dinner desirable attended by some 50 persons Troops to Tanganyika Carrier Sent To Stop Mutiny LONDON sped troops ant! warships in- cluding a commando-laden air- craft carrier to East Africa Tuesday lo keep a bloody troop mutiny in Tanganyika from ex- ploding into revolutionary tur- moil. The carrier Centaur steamed down from Aden with 500 com- mandos and helicopters and oth- er aircraft aboard. Troops also were flown from Aden and mustered in neighbor- ing Kenya and on ships off the coast of Tanganyika. Alerts were sounded in all Brilish lascs in the area. Virtually Cut Off The British acted as Tangan- yika's capital, Dar es Salaam, seized by mutinous soldiers VIonday, remained virtually cut off from world communications. Fourteen persons were report- ed killed during the day's fight- ng in Tanganyika's capital, Dar :s Salaam. The fate of President Julius moderate gov- ernment was uncertain although various reports said he was still in control. The aircraft carrier Cenlaur with 500 commandos aboard sailed from Aden with orders to stand off the Tanganyikan coast. Sent Back Simultaneously, 800 crack ri- rlemen from the Royal Scots Guards were sent winging back o Nairobi, Kenya, from ma- neuvers in Aden. They were or- dered to stand by in the Kenya capital lo await any call to pro- ceed to Dar es Salaam. The British naval survey ship 3wen plying off Mombasa, on he Kenya coast, also had a company of 150 British infan- rymen aboard and was alerted for action. Off Dar es Salaam itself, the irigate HMS Hhyl, with a fur- ther British infantry company, was standing by. The troop moves were ordered as diplomatic reports reaching (See BRITISH, Page 8) Psychiatrist Aids Ruby Insanity Bid Soviet Father, Trip to Cuba By Club Operator Disclosed DALLAS, Tex. psy- chiatrist described Jack Ruby in Monday as a man wound up 'to attack, to one vho did not understand what he vas doing when he killed Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assas- sin of President John F. Ken- nedy. Services Set For Landretli Advocate Port Lavaca Bureau PORT LAVACA Funeral services will be held here at 2 lllluc, J.m. Tuesday at the First Bap- ist Church for Port Lavaca Councilman Francis Wade Lan- dreth, 40, who was killed Sun- lay when his car plunged hrough the railing of the >ridge over Lynn's Bayou. The Rev. James Bailey, pas- or, will officiate. Burial will >e in Green Lawn Gardens un- der the direction of Richardson Home. Graveside serv- ces will be by VFW Post 4403. The City Hall and all public works offices will close at noon Tuesday to permit city person- nel to attend the services. Justice of the Peace Frank Jelly, who Sunday issued a ten- ative ruling of accidental drowning in the death, said Monday he had not received the complete report of an autopsy and that no further information vas available. Police Chief O.j 3. Howard also reported that! lis department's investigation ivas not complete. 10 Onto Off-Street Parking Hit, Council Tables Measure inow the nature of his act" when he killed could not tell the difference between right and wrong. "I feel that the emotional ex- citement triggered a fugue Bromberg said. He de- scribed that as a state in which people do things without being aware of them. Cross-examination brought :estiomony that Ruby had a Russian father and made a trip :o Cuba in 1G59 to try to sell ieeps. The description of Ruby was by Dr. Waller Bromberg, clini- cal director of Pinewood Psy- chiatric Hospital in Westchester bounty, N.Y. He testified for he defense in its effort to have iuby freed on bond while await- "ng trial on a charge of murder 'or shooting Oswald. In cross-examination by stale attorneys, Bromberg said Ruby lad told him of making a trip o Cuba in 1059, nine months after Prime Minister Fidel Cas- ro took over. Dist. Atty. Henry Wade asked f Ruby had told Bromherg of rying to sell jeeps to Cuba. The doctor confirmed this and add- ed: "But the deal didn't go hrough; it was an involved fi- nancial deal in Houston and elsewhere. He wanted to make money in a hurry." He said Ruby spent about 10 days in Cuba. Asst. Dist. Ally. William Alexander asked if the doctor iad learned from Ruby that his father was a native Russian named Rubenstein who had served in the Russian army. The psychiatrist said, "yes." Alexander asked whether this Russian background might have By ROY GRIMES Advocate Staff Writer An appeal for clemency from the widow of the brother he was accused of slaying resulted in a five -year suspended sen- tence Monday for Louis Calza-, do Gonzales, 35, the charge of murder with malice against him being reduced to murder without malice. The appeal for leniency was made to Dist. Judge Joe E. Kelly by Mrs. Esther Gonzales, widow of Roman Gonzales, 39, fatally wounded by one bullet from a .22 caliber automatic pistol on the night of Aug. 5, nfluenced Ruby's slate of Bromberg replied: "It might have had an effect on his or- janic background." There was 10 explanation of this answer. Oswald spent several years n Russia, once tried to obtain lussian citizenship, married a Russian woman and, after re- urning to this country, handed nit pro-Castro pamphlets in tav Orleans. Earlier, psychologist Roy ichafer of Yale University estified he believes Ruby has an organic brain disorder that can cause an explosive mental state under emotional stimula- jn. Describing Ruby, who grew up as a brawler in Chicago's South Side, Bromberg said: "He vas pre-set to be a fighter, to at- ack, to fight. He's a fighting man, geared up for physical ac- ion. He thinks he's tough." Bromberg said Ruby "did not AT BLOOM1NGTON Action on Math Course For Teachers Delayed By BRUCE PATTON Advocate Staff Writer The need for various instruc- tors of the Bloomington Inde- pendent School District to take i course in modern m a them a t- cs was discussed at a called meeting of the district's board so-called "new" mathematics by system of September, 1965, and urged that teachers of the system begin qualifying themselves by taking the course as quickly as possible. Garner and Lewis supported Peck in his move to havedhi board vott for each teacher to take the course, one of which begins Jan. 27 at Vic- toria College, Peck indicated that if teachers wished to take (he course elsewhere, they would be free to do so, and could apply the money for of trustees Monday night, but taking the course wherever they he meeting ended without any mmediate action. On a motion by Luis G. Rob- es and seconded by Guthrie J. klar to table the issue until he next regular meeting, Ron- ald R. Peck, James K. Lewis ind James K. Garner favored mmediate action, and voted against the motion. J. A. Pi- welz, voted in favor of tabling he motion, with Alvin A. Wynn, joard president, breaking the ,ie by indicating he also was in favor of delaying action. The meeting was called by Peck, who pointed out that all eachers in public schools must lave taken the course in the Supt. Claude B. Mullins voiced an objection to such a plan. He indicated he realized the necessity of Bloomington teachers qualifying themselves for the course, but said that the budget during the current school year simply would not allow such an expenditure. Wynn said that he thought that if such a change in teach- ing mathematics could occur, it could also happen in other fields of teaching such as science, government and his- tory. Garner said he felt that while other changes would come, they would not be as sweeping as the new system of mathematics. Board members also dis- cussed as to whether it was the board's responsibility to quail fy the teachers, or the personal (See ACTION, Page 8) County Presents Property Offer By TOM E. FITE Advocate Staff Writer Two lawyers and an architect attacked the city's proposed off-street parking ordinance at City Council vleeting Monday afternoon, picturing the ordinance as a device which would retard the growth of the city if enacted. Council reacted by tabling it for further study. At the same session council heard County Judge Vayne Hartman formally pre- JACK RUBY Suspended Term Given in Slaying 1963, at their Wheeler St. lome, 1910 N. Dist. Atty. Wiley Cheatham agreed to the reduction of the charge and recommended the suspended sentence, and was commended by Judge Kelly for doing so in light of the evidence in the case presented after Louis Gonzales pleaded guilty. The district attorney made it clear, in testimony from Mrs. Gonzales, that she was request- ing the reduction in the charge and the suspended sentence and was taking the action entirely 850 Slated To Attend CofC Dinner More than 850 persons are expected to attend the annual meeting and leadership recog- nition dinner of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce Tuesday evening in the Victoria High School gym. Noted humorist Justin Wil- son will be the guest speaker. Among awards to be given are the Distinguished Service award of the Victoria Jaycees, the Rotary Club's Senior Citizen award and six youth awards ?iven this year for the first lime by the Chamber o! Com- merce's agriculture section. Doors will open at for Jiose holding regular banquet tickets. It is hoped that every- one with these tickets will be seated by p.m. Those holding special tickels, made available because all ban- quet reservation tickets sold out, will be admitted at xm. These special tickels may ilso be purchased at the door 'or at that time. Everyone s expected to be irt their seats by program time, reports chamber officials. This year's banquet committee is headed by C. A. Dickerson. Other members are Bernie Stumfoll, David Sheffield, F.M. Summers and Charles Scott Hanley. of her own volition. Mrs. Gon- zales told the court that she iad also informed the district attorney that she, as the only eye witness available to the state, would not willingly testify against Louis Gonzales if her request were denied. The widow of Roman Gonzal- es has four cihldren. Louis Gon- zales and his wife, Mrs. Lois Gonzales, have three children and are expecting another. Mrs. Esther Gonzales said it was consideration of these circum- stances, together with the cir- cumstances surrounding the shooting of her husband, which led to her unusual request. It was brought out that Louis Gonzales and his family hat arrived in Victoria from his job with s nursery near Mar- shall a day or two before the shooting for their annual visii with his brothers here. (They were staying at the Ro man Gonzales home, and Louis testified he and his brother hac spent most of their time on Aug 5 visiting various saloons anc drinking. An argument had de veloped between them late in the day, and they had returnee home separately. Louis Gonzales reached horns First, Mrs. Esther Gonzales tes tified, and after Roman re turned the argument was re sumed. She said she was never able to determine exactly wha the argument was about. Louis testified that while he ivas arguing with his brother 10 went outside to his car anc got a ,22 caliber Italian made revolver. He got the gun oul of the glove compartment ol lis car, he said, because the (Sec TERM, Page 8) West Texas Dust Hits Local Area Housewives who went ahead with their washing Monday may have made a mistake. What you might have su- spected at first to be haze turned out to be a little bit of West Texas that got thicker as the day went on. winds in West Texas Sunday, miles. Tuesday should be a better wash day partly cloudy and warm with the dust cleared away. In fact, visibility had im proved to four miles by 9 p.m., according to the Weather Bu- reau, ent the county's offer ot or the north half of the court- house square which the city owns. Judge Hartman, who was ac- companied by Commissioners Pat Moore and Frank Barnett, said the county "does not expect an answer at this time. "I know there are a number of things to be considered be- "ore a decision can be m a d Judge Hartman said. "But we wanted to present this to you 'ormally, and I sincerely hope hat suitable arrangements can C worked out." To Negoliate Accepting on behalf of the council, Mayor Kemper Wil- liams Jr. said that the city will make its reply to the county as soon as possible. He ,hen asked and received from council authorization to join City Manager John Lee in ne- Today's Chuckle One nice thing about the horse was that some design- er couldn't make yours ob- solete long before it was paid for. Any decision reached in ne- gation would be subject to final measure as "an implement for zoning." "It shouldn't be used for that purpose DiStefano declared. Defending t h e ordinance, Mayor Williams said that "we have to deal with the fact of the which he said is "no longer a luxury." "Many people (businesses) provide" off-street parking, Wil- liams pointed out, adding that "the city needs to provide it in some areas where the people might not." "We have to keep the traffic Williams said. Interested Citizen's DiStefano said he was appear- ing in the role of "interested citizen." Attorney Conde N. Anderson next appeared in behalf of "the De Tar family" which already has announced plans for a square foot expansion of De Tar foliating with Commissioners Hospital. He said that under Court or its representative. terms of the ordinance the hos- pital probably would not be able to provide sufficient off- Einal approval by both council street parking area although, and the court. Ihe hospital .only recently The attack on the off-street parking ordinance came as the measure was called for second of three scheduled readings. Architect Chris DiStefano was the first who asked to be heard. Hampers Growth Asking council "why this or- dinance is being considered at this DiStefano said he felt definitely would retard growth and that "many areas would be blighted" by the ordi- nance. At one point DiStefano said he believes "a number of little shopping centers" would never have been built if the proposed ordinance had been in effect a few years ago. He said later, however, that parking facilities "are the first thing you con- sider" in planning a new busi- ness installation, and that the city's problem apparently is with "small churches" and other instilutions. He was specifically critical of some individual requirements stipulated in the ordinance, say- ing he feels "they are not quite realistic" with regard to the downtown area. Defends Ordinance DiSlefano also told council he feels "more time and thought" should be given to the ordinance and proposed a special study committee to work on it, and at another point attacked the COMPTON SPEAKER 'Young Farmer' Dinner To Be Held on Jan. 30 Dewey P. Compton, a former extension agent in D e W i 11 County now farm director of radio station KTRH in Houston, will be featured speaker at the Victoria Jaycees Oulstanding Young Farmer banquet at 7 p.m., Jan. 30 in Jaycee Hall. Highlight of the banquet will be the naming thai young farmer between 21 and 35 years of age considered to be the community's most outstanding. He will be judged on his con tributions to agriculture, con- servation abilities and interests in community well being. Last year, the first local win- ner of the award was Bob Massey of Inez. The award climax a month search by the Victoria Junior Chamber of Commerce. Names of the more promising candidates will be given to At one time Monday, the dust special judging committee to which was stirred up by high select the winner. Local win- ner will then be entered in state reduced visibility locally to 2.5 competition, and should he win, then will advance to the nation- al finals April 12 14 in Madi-1 son, Wis. Some 150 to 175 people are expected to attend the award presentation. Master of cere- monies will be Mayor Kemper Williams -Ir, All. farmers and opened a new parking lot across the street from the hospital. It developed, however, that Anderson had been given incor- rect figures on hospital require- ments. He told council it was its understanding the ratio was one automobile parking space for each 100 square feet of floor :pace. Land Locked City Manager Lee said the ordinance requires one space 'or each three beds for hospi- .als. Under this formula, he said :he present parking area prob- ably would be adequate for the expanded hospital facilities. Anderson said further that he is concerned about "1 a n d- locked" businesses who may not be able to purchase additional land and "who have no power :f eminent domain (condemna- :ion) such as the county (and as." Speaking simply as an individ- (See COUNCIL, Page 8) Doctor's Son Struck by Car David R. Bridges, 10, son of Dr. and Mrs. Doye R. Bridges, 15 Jade Drive, was injured about a.m. Monday when he was struck by a car while riding lis bicycle to classes at Stan- ly School. Highway Patrolman Stuart Dowell, who investigated the ac- cident, said the driver of the auto was Mrs. Marcella M. Boy- ctt, of 712 Dundee, who was driving her children to school at the time. Dowell said the Bridges boy lad been riding on the shoulder of the road, and apparently cut suddenly in front of the car. He was thrown onto the hood of the auto and then to the pave- ment. A McCabe-Carruth ambu- lance look him to Citizens Me- morial Hospital where he was treated for bruises' and cuts, X-rayed, and sent home. The accident occurred of a mile north of the city limits on the Hallcttsville Highway. THE WEATHER DEWFA' COMPTON Iheir wives in the area have been invited to attend by the Jaycees and their co sponsor Victoria Fnrm Equipment. Tickets are on sale for and can be purchased from any member of the Jnycecs or (See.SPEAKER, Page 8) Partly cloudy and mild Tues- day and Wednesday with south to southeast winds 8-18 mph. Temperatures expected Tues- day: Low 49, high 76. Soulh Central Texas: Clear to partly cloudy Tuesday and Wednesday. Warmer Tuesday. High Tuesday 75-83. Temperatures Monday: Low 47, high 74. Tides (Port Lavaca Port O'Connor High at a.m. and p.m. Tuesday. Low at p.m. Tuesday and a.m. Wednesday. Barometric pressure at sea level: 30.09. Sunset Tuesday Sunrise Wednesday This inliiriuatiun based on data weathw   

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