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Advocate (Newspaper) - January 24, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 260 TELEPHONE HI _ VICTORIVTEXAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1964 100 Pro) eels On Work List Herbert E. Weber, 64, a na live of Victoria County, filed Thursday for county commis eioner of Precinct 3 subject to the Democratic Primary Elec- tion May 2. By HENRY WOLFF JR. Weber, who has been in part- Advocate Staff Writer time farming for the past five Direclors of the Victoria years, became the third candi- Chamber of Commerce, meet- date to file against the incum- hig for their first session of the bent, W. S. Caraway, who has new year Thursday afternoon, announced for re-election. The approved a budget of others are J. 0. Halepaska and for administrative and commit- Martin A. Huber. tee expenses. In announcing his candidacy, The budget reflected a de- Weber issued the following crease in proposed expenditures statement: as compared with last year's. "In announcing my candidacy During 1963, the chamber spent I feel I am qualified and ca- which was pable to serve the people of below the budget. Precinct 3 as commissioner in Proposed administration cosh an efficient and economical remain the same, though the manner. includes in sal- "Being a conservative, I am ary raises for the secretary and opposed to unnecessary exnen- bookkeeper and a increase ditures of the taxpayers' money lor dues .and publications, the and want value received for only two items to increase. Sev- money spent for improvements era! items remained the same and additions which are neces- and several were decreased.The sary chamber operated last year on for administrative 'I am in favor of good roads and will strive to maintain them regardless of race or ilor, or prestige political or "Also, I am not in favor of Johnson Defends Phonograph Gift t-------------stereo by an insurance salesman who sold a costly policy on his life. Johnson, at another impromptu news conference, TP TIT fno ct Cftf ni-F t __ chamber executive vice-presi- dent and manager, by the di rectors in executive session fol lowing the regular meeting. vice president and chairman of the civic development sec- tion of committees, raised one of the few questions concerning the new budget. Ruddock want- WASHINGTON (AP) The United States and Panama re- Dorfedly narrowed their differ- to know what happened to the education committee re- quest for for scholarships and to aid students needing funds for science projects. Bill Klotz, last year's presi- dent, told the directors that the budget committee, which is composed of the executive com- mittee, favored cutting the three proposed scholarships because they felt it was not the chamber's duty to carry out such a program. This was also Gaid. The committee was given the rest of their request of av_-iH Last year, the education com- day'olt1 dlspute- mittee spent They sponsored the highly successful business education day. Funds Committed Klotz also commented on the proposed expenditure of the Victoria Beautiful com-man and American delegates mittee. He noted that last year they were given a budget of but spent only be- cause their main beaulification project of landscaping the Vic toria Bloomington highway was contributed toward settlement of planned, but will not be accom- U.S.-Panamanian differences plished until this year. They over the Panama Canal. The (See CHAMBER, Page 7) ommittee had conferred with ohnson beforehand at the White louse. Johnson, In saying the United tales is willing to seek solution f all problems dividing this ounlry and Panama, urged that _ v Panama agree to talks without Mrs. J. C. Felgcr downtown preconditions for a renewing friendships Vic Kocian recovering from recent Johnson spoke at a news con- surgery the B. I. Hurdles on short notice marking an anniversary this following a white House visit week Joe Bialck of Thorn- fa.rller. m day from the aston attending to some busi- Peace Commit- ness Mrs. C. B. Settle fee Organization of Amer- having a birthday and planning lcan States, which is trying to to celebrate by teaching school, promote a peaceful resolution of as usual Mrs. Charley Levy Ule dispute, discussing the merits of today's new products while doing her marketing Melvin Slubbs having his automotive difficul- ties Mrs. Ruben Schultz and daughter, Julie, doing a Tii T good job of serving coffee to Established IBM 12 Cents j.4 Chamber Precinct 3 Race Panel 11 HP A 1 1 T 4th ADOllSneU In Federal Voting Measure Hopes Raised For Passage C5 WASHINGTON The Senate Finance Committee gave final approval Thursday to an billion tax-cut measure, keeping alive administration dopes for Senate passage by Feb 11. The committee in a 12-5 vote reshaping of the House-passed measure which in to forestall any threat, of a ausiness downturn in this elec- tion year. S30 Billion More Administration officials look to the legislation to pump an ad- ditional billion into the 1964 Gross National Product the sum of all goods and services HERBERT WEBEB' prolonged occupancy of any public office. This is against all the principles of democratic "Jovernment. "There is 8 great need for more people to parlicipate in all phases of our government (See RACE, Page 7) -ut of the Fi- nance Committee in roughly the form asked first by President John F. Kennedy and then by Johnson. The President's sup- st-minute rally of a series of surprise votes to lift many ex- cise an estimated rev- inue loss of million, com- ve Action The committee voted in the morning to repeal or ease ex- :ise levies on luggage, jewelry, urs and cosmetics. But just be- the budget. Capital improve- ments were lowered from to after an expenditure of only during 1963. This new figure will include the cost of a new typewriter. New Committees The budget for committee ac- tivities last year called for as compared to a re- duced amount of for this year. Last year, expendi- tures of were well below the proposed figure. Two new committees, wholesale and distribution and oil and gas with funds requests of and respectively, have been added to committees that ex- isted last year. One item not reflected In the budget is a a year raise spoke'of the stereo set as the gift of Robert G. Baker, of Illinois, joined six Republi- authorized for Ben Ritterskamp, was then secretary to the cans in trying to save the re- Senate D_emocratic majority led actions, at the Johnson. Expected Nothing gle, 9-8 ballot. It was under- stood that Johnson look a per- WASfflNGTON (AP) President JnVmsnn vnlrm sonal hand convincing nine ..j j-r resident Johnson volun- Democrats heayj pros_ Differences On Panama sons and the Bakers had ex- changed gifts before and that, in offering the phonograph, Ba- ker "expected nothing in re- turn" any more than he had for gifts given to Baker. Johnson said that Baker, now nces at a meeting Thursday ight of the Inter-American 'eace Committee. U.S. and Panamanian dele- ates, although not members of the committee, met with the reace-seeking group for H4 lours at headquarters of the Or- ganization of American States. Authoritative sources reported being investigated by ft" by, T ate for his multiple financial '-he start of lhe Birth dealings, was a public official at the time and had no reason to claim favors from Johnson in return for the stereo set. LBJ Protege Baker, a former Senate page, was paid a year as sec- retary to the Senate Democratic majority, a post he received as Johnson's protege. Don B. Reynolds, the insur- ance man who paid for the ste- west. draft agreement to end the 15- Venezuelan Ambassador En- ique Tejera Paris, committee hairman, would say only that he meeting "has been suspend- until p.m. Friday." The elay was to give the Panama- ime to consult their govern- ments. The sources said the commit- ee feels that a statement earlier n the day by President Johnson were going on Capitol Hill. After discussing legislative into the Baker investigation. He spoke first about the in- degrees. surance transaction, saying that Dual Ballot By Demo Official Cites Mix-Up By 1HE ASSOCIATED PRESS County tax collectors-across is began readying a dual tax system Thursday while answering a barrage of ques- tions from puzzled citizens. "It's not going to be any fun but we don't anticipate an; great said an offi- cial of the Travis County tax collector's office in Austin. elude two types of poll tax re- ceipts and separate lists of the two classes of voters arise from South Dakota's ratification To Take Week The Finance Committee staff of the bill, which varies in many details from that voted by the House. Senate debate will start late next week or on 3 and ad ministration will shoot for Senate passage by or before day recess on Feb. 11. Cool Front Dust By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS eastward across Texas Thurs day, kicking up dust in the Minn rviiu pmu lui Ultj SLc- ul uajro, luuiiijT vUi- r-----. reo, told Senate investigators he Widespread fog in East, Cen- lectors will register persons j 1SM sent it to Johnson at Baker's tral and Soulh Texas hampered meet'nB poll tax requirements dry as 1953 suggestion. He said the traffic by sea, air and land and by issuing free poll fax receipts appreci auiu uic liinisu.- uj an clliu laHU idnU m-o itvtijJii faclurer's invoice on the set be- persisted irt wide areas until stsmPed "poll lax not un- ing delivered to Johnson showed early afternoon. rasiijMSLun ioi ui. n. LI. uisier CUEHU (Snack 14 and a 40-hour University of chjef clerk in the measurement Way patro1' Texas course in homicide inves- department of Texas Eastern Police Lt. Robert Gisler, the tigation for Detective Joe Cis- Transmission Corp., has been department's training officer neros down to more than appointed Cuero city council- wno !ast ycar graduated from man-hours in basic police cours- man to fill the vacancy created lhe FBI National Academy, es for some 29 other officers, by the resignation of Leroy wil1 bc in charge of the school Durmit rho vi-ar IR nODb wnjch will feature leading law Cobb resigned early Ihis enforcement officers as in the year 16 persons resigned from the force volun- Bally mf tarily while five were "dis- month to accept a staff assign- charged for according ment with the Texas National to tne report, making a total of Guard in Houston. 21 separations. One person was Cusack served as city council- separaions. ne person was Cusack served as city council- and will e the first of its reinslaled after having volun- man from 1957 to 1961. He did in Victoria. Each session will tarily left the department, and not seek re election at the end last six days with sessions to 23 new men were hired. nf hiK swnnd (Arm nrwm iwerv weeks A of his second term. Cusack, who open every three weeks. ui mo acwiiiu ICII1I. VU5HUK, Wilt, -i---- There were 4B persons who will be officially sworn in Fee. total of 400 hours will be made application for police jobs, 13, was given the post by a needed to graduate with each of which 38 actually look the unanimous vote of Councilmcn six-day session to count 12 written examination. Of these Bob Wagner, L. A. (Skect) Bau er Jr. and Blunlzcr. Republicans in the South Da- ning the poll tax as a condition kola Senate complained that un due pressure was applied from Washington to speed up action. President Johnson had tele- phoned the state Democratic chairman, John Engel, on be- half of the amendment. The measure had been' at the bottom of the Senate calendar, but minority Democrats suc- ceeded in having it pushed up to the top. While formal certification cer- emonies probably will be held here later, they are only a for- mality arranged by the General Services Administration. No fur- ther legal action was necessary to make the amendment effec- tive after South Dakota com- pleted its ratification. No Action Required Neither President Johnson nor Congress was required to take any further action in the ratifi- cation process. The amendment provides that the right to vote in any primary or general election for president or vice president, or for senator or representative in Congress, shall not be denied because of the failure to pay a poll tax or any other tax-. Only five states Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas and Virginia now make poll- tax payments a requirement for voting. State Elections Unchanged Adoption of the amendment will not bar these states from continuing to require voters in state elections to pay a poll fax, since it applies only to federal elections. But whether this will be administratively feasible re- mains to be seen. The Virginia Legislature, an U-s- Gen. Robert F. Kennedy for a settlement of the Malaysian crisis. Sukarno vowed continued hos- night, right after Kennedy left ticipating ratification of the anti-poll-lax amendment, al- ready has taken action designed to offset its effect, in part at least. The new Virginia law, In ad- dition lo retaining the state's poll tax for state elections, provides that anyone wishing to vote only in federal elections must file a certificate of resi- dence six months in advance. May Cut Number The requirement for doing this, like the requirement for paying a poll tax, is expected to cut down on the number of voters. The Virginia law already is under attack as unconstitu- tional, but it could be the fore- runner of similar action by the othe poll-tax states. In Alabama, Mississippi and Texas the poll tax has to be paid by Feb. l to vote in the next election, in Arkansas by Oct. 1, and in Virginia six months in advance of an elec- tion. AREA OFFICERS INVITED Police Academy Classes WillBeginHereJan.31 Courses in all phases of police work will be made avail- able to all Victoria law en forcement officers when the completed. courses will be offered on a three-session a year basis after the general course is first ot a scries of Victoria Po- opens H Police Chief John Guseman said Thursday that all mem bcrs of the police p.m.- xuill VIA tolrn thn Rr All classes will be held in the Home Economics Cottage at Victoria College with split ses- sions slated to run from 10 a.m. to neon and from p.m. to be required to take the courses which will be open to members of local and area po- lice departments, sheriff's of- fices and members of the high- structors. The school will be sponsored by the local police department and will be the first of its kind Texas. George State Rep. R. H. (Dick) Cory will be the instructor for the opening day of the course. He will discuss "The Constitution of the United States and Denton, a special agent of the FBI, who is sta- tioned at Corpus will be the instructor at sessions run- ning from Feb. 3 through Feb. 7. Denton will speak on laws of arrest, the history of federal search and seizures law, search of persons, premises, vehicles, and p e n a Hies lor illegal searches and seizures. Today's Chuckle hours. ours. Guseman. said You'know whal happens 'lo fellows who fail Ihclr drivers' tests? They Income parking lot ;