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   Advocate (Newspaper) - January 25, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 261 TELEPHONE HI 4th African Nation Hit By Mutiny Kenya Troops Stage Uprising LONDON (AP) African troops of the Kenya Rifles mu- tinied Friday nlghl at a camp 100 miles north of Nairobi, the Kenya capital, the Common- wealth Relations Office reported Saturday. Kenya thus became the fourth nation of old British East Africa to become involved in upheavals in less than two weeks. The Commonwealth office said the Kenya uprising was at Nakuni but it was unable to con- firm reports that other troops mutinied at Kahawa, five miles outside Nairobi. EarHer Uprising There were army mutinies earlier this week in Tanganyika and Uganda and an armed re- bellion in Zanzibar a week pre- viously. The Commonweallh spokes- man said of the Nakuru mutiny: "I understand British troops are on the spot and have the situa- tion under control." Britain, at Kenya Prime Min- ister Jomo Kenyatta's request, flying in 800 Royal Marine commandos. Troops Airlifted British troops already in Ken- ya were reported to have been rushed to two airports in Nairobi and airlifted to Nakuru, where the Kenya array's llth Battalion is stationed. Reports reaching London said the 3rd Uoyal Horse Guards had arrived at one of the trouble- stricken camps and had secured the armory and other strategic buildings. They were also said to have taken over the officers' mess where British officers of the Kenya Rifles had gathered. Commonwealth Relations Sec- retary Duncan Sandys told Par- liament on Friay that Kenya's premier had asked for the help of the British army in case of an emergency. Kenya's army has 90 British officers and 75 British noncommissioned officers. As East Africa became the new hot-spot straining Britain's strategic defense forces, the air- craft carrier Centaur with 500 commandos on board -anchored Friday night off Mombasa, Ken- ya's big Indian Ocean port. The mutiny in Tanganyika came after Tanganyikan police were sent to Zanzibar at the re- quest of the new regime there to help restore order. The trouble in Kenya came on the heels of the dispatch of Brit- ish troops to Uganda to bolster Premier Obote's government. Two companies of Uganda army companies mutinied against their British officers Thursday at Camp Jinja. The situation was reported all quiet there Friday. Commandos took off from Plymouth, England, at two-hour intervals and were flying through the night to Kenya. The British garrison is ex- pected to be withdrawn in about Africans taking In Nairobi, Kenyalta issued a statement expressing complete VICTORIA? TEXAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 1964 Established ItM PLACE OF SADNESS 12 Cents Jury Seated Wallendas Are Still Great For Trial As They Return to Detroit DETROIT so hap- py everything's over. I'm the happiest man in the world." These were the only words Knrl Wallenda could find to ex- wess his emotions Friday after leading the famed Great Wal- iendas in a dramatic high-wire performance 40 feet above the sawdust where two members of :he troupe were killed and a :hird crippled for life in a fall :wo years ago. In a hushed silence, a crowd of spectators held their Drcalh anci performers and roustabouts jammed the en- hances to the Detroit State Fair Coliseum to watch the Wallen- das fixed nets their first visit to Detroit since the tragic accident. "The first thing I'm going to do is call Mario and the fam- said Karl, 59, after the per- formance. Mario, 24, Karl's son, Is par- alyzed from the waist down as a result of the Jan. 30, 1962 fall. The two who died were Richard Faughnan, 29, husband of one of Friday's performers, and Dieter Schepp, 23. Jenny, 34, the widow of Faughnan and Karl's daughter, went first Friday, carrying a 15- foot balancing pole as she inched the 40 feet from one plat- form to another. She was followed by two new members of the act, Louis Mu- rillo, 28, and Andy Anderson, 27, who trained all summer with Karl and Jenny at Sarasota, Fla. The crowd twice gasped in terror as rope in Uie center of the wire with no safety net twice, caught hold of the wire, pulled himself back up and calmly went on skipping. The highlight of the act came when Anderson and Murillo rode twice across, the wire on bicycles, balancing first Karl and Uien Jenny on a bar stretched across their shoulders. Before the performance, there was little sign of tension in the tiny dressing room the Wallen- das share with Pascha, Jenny's dog. "This is the starting said Karl. "If everything goes well today it will be the begin ning of a new act." "Of course I'm nervous, but not for myself. I want to sec how the boys do." Jenny spoke ot Detroit as  een scheduled for p.m Friday but this was postpone at Panama's request to allo' more time.for examination ot negotiations formula advancec Thursday night by the peac committee. President Johnson and Pana- na's President Roberto Chiart jofh indicated in statements the working rhursday, they are seeking a sented. compromise way out of the Mr. and Mrs. Howard Merrit celebrating a wedding anniver- sary today Delton Ashley brightening the day with his very polite telephone manner Mrs. Ruth Matthews en- joying her retirement and catch- ing up with her visiting and at home duties Arthur An- Rcrstcin reporting to friends he'd beei, too busy lately to visit Mrs. Ernie Sanders from her view of the windy corner of Main and Constitution observ- ing the arrival of the norther with men clutching hats, and women trying to control their skirts Henry Scoll being obliging but decflning any obli- gations but his own Herman B. Wofford, seaman apprentice, USN, son ot Mrs. H, II. Wof- ford, 2404 Bast Colorado St., visiting Palma de Mallorca off the coast of Spain while aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La Miss Christine Hcnnig reminding CPL Employ es of the Valentine Dance, Feb. 1, 9 p.m. Aloe Field with Bay City Dutchmen playing music CORPUS CHRIST! (AP) William King, an appointed state- official, recessed his in- quiry into the financial collapse of Paul Amos Sandblom after reporters ignored his order to leave a courthouse corridor. King is commissioner of the Texas Securities Commission. New Front Enters State By Tilt ASSOCIATED PRESS A Pacific cold front complet- ed its sweep across Texas Fri- day and another from Canada started spilling into the Pan- handle. Both were dry. The drop in temperatures wasn't too severe, although stout north winds made it seem colder than actually it was. About the only appreciable affect of the Pacific front was to sweep clouds from the skies and rout moisture from the air. For coastal regions, that was a special help. At Galveston, for instance, a dense fog was blamed for a raffic death. Thomas Connarly. 39, a newspaper delivery man died after a truck struck his bicycle in the dawn fog. At or near Houston, 50 ships .vere bottled up either in port or at anchor just outside the ship channel waiting for the :hick, peasoup fog to lift. Some lad been at anchor since Tues- day night. Houston air traffic ivas near normal even though visibility at times was less than a mile. The new cold front, off ice fields in the Rockies and Mid- west, was a bit sterner. Tem- peratures down to 10 above zero were forecast for the upper Panhandle. le has been conducting a hush- lush hearing into (he affairs of jandblom, whose creditors say le owes million or more. Sandblom, who filed in bank- rutcy this month, says his as sets are about Sandblom is in jail in lieu ol state and federal bonds He is accused of violating laws ;overning sales of securities. King and deputy sheriffs or dered reporters and photogra jhers to leave the courthouse hearing room. They refused. The courthouse for dancing Mrs. Owen Kolle of Inez in town to correct her coffee pot complications Everett Heller of Sehroefler In town on business Sidney Dean appearing on WOAI-TV but friends not recognizing the name the announcer used The Mllam Garys back from Corpus where they visited C. Schultz of Alice, formerly ol Victoria who is seriously ill at Spohn Hospital, corridor leading to the closed signed Jan. IS. Of Hoffa Defense Bitter Toward Judge CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) jury of eight men and four women finally was seated Fri- ay, over echoing defense pro ests, to hear Teamsters Union 'resident James R. HoffaY ury-tampering trial. The 12, including one Negro voman, wore qualified at the better part of ive days of federal court and ifter defense lawyers had ex- lausted their 12 allotted per- mptory challenges chal enges for no specific reason. After three more hours, a bat- ery of rejected mistrial mo ions and a round of bitter de- ense outbursts, court finally ad- ourned for the weekend at without four alternate ju- ors. Alternates The alternates are necessary n case regular jurors become II or are otherwise incapaci- ated, and must be chosen after court reconvenes Monday. The government had hoped it could start Monday morning iresenting ils witnesses against Ipffa and five others on trial vilh him. Two of the defend- ants are Negro men. U.S. Dist. Judge Frank Wil- son's announcement that a jury was qualified set off a barrage' of defense protests. Harry Berke, Chattanooga lawyer for Hoffa, challenged the judge's limiting the number of challenges without cause to two per total of 12. Overruled "Normally, a defendant in a trial would have 10 peremptory declared Berke. "It is obvious that some of the defendants challenged Negro ju- rors and that the colored de- fendants in this case had no re- course." The judge said simply, "Over- ruled." Berke and other lawyers also renewed their attack on the list Board Approves Work Plans for New Fieldhouse of 200 persons from which the jury was chosen. All claim it does not represent a fair cross- section of the population, with class ill-repre- deadlock. Their statements fol- .owed an intensive round of ac- :ivities by the committee includ- ing a meeting with Johnson. Confer With LBJ After talking to Johnson Thursday morning the commit- tee called U.S. and Panamanian legotiators to OAS headquarters Thursday night to join in new iHlKS. It was the first meeting of U.S. and Panamanian negotia- tors since an earlier agreement apart shortly after being fell Panama read that agreement as a U.S. pledge to negotiate a it as aimed at a discussion of the problem. s a public building and other new Panama Canal treaty offices lead off the corridor hey contended, and made il stick. King then hastened to a meet- ing wilh Dist. Ally. Sam Jones Then he said the hearing would je recessed Indefinitely. He refused to say why. Askec f (he presence of reporters caused the recess, he once again gave no answer. Today's Chuckle Those people who hove no trouble separating the men from the boys are called women. One of the lawyers has car- ried this to a higher court. Panel Attacked Jacques Schiffer, New York lawyer representing a Negro man on trial with Hoffa, Team- sters Union president, has at- tacked the 200-member panel were stocked with over from which the jury was select- ed on grounds including one emergency supplies Friday; that Negroes were excluded sys- tematically. Schiffer asked the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cin- cinnati to toss out the jury list on this and other grounds. But the court announced no plans to convene in an emergency Satur- day session to consider his pe- tition as he requested. The appeals court's next reg- ularly scheduled Feb. 3. meeting is Hoffa and the others are be- ing tried on charges of trying to influence jurors at his previ- ous federal trial in a conspiracy trial which ended i (Advocate Photo) SURVIVAL, SUPPLIES Sheriff M. W. Marshall signs name to a list of supplies that were delivered Friday to the county jail, courthouse, old federal building and First Victoria National Bank. Over pounds supplies were delivered to the four buildings as part of the Civil Defense pro- gram. Pictured left to right are Mayor Kemper'- Williams Jr., County Judge Wayne L. Hartman, Marshall and City-County Civil Defense Coordi- nator George Filley. Four CD Shelters Gelt Food Stocks Four more 'buildings designat-; ed as Civil Defense shelters pounds of food and various Under the direction of County Civil Defense Director! George Filley, deliveries were! made at First Victoria National Bank, the courthouse, the coun- ty jail and the old federal build- ing. Last September, pounds of supplies had been distribut- ed to the Federal Building, Vic- toria Bank and Trust and the Denver Hotel. Tornado Kills 8 in Alabama ,.._......_ _____ HARPERSVILLE, Ala, (AP) with a'hung'jury in Nashville sheriff's office said that at least eight persons were in 1962. POLICE REPORT-2 Beeville Field Included in Bill WASHINGTON (AP) The Defense Department submit- ted a bill to Congress Friday asking authorization of 000 in military construction in Texas, The authorization in- cluded for Chase Field in BeevlHe for operational use. Sinton Give-In Fata! SINTON, Tex. (AP) Jesse Aguflar, 32, of Taft was killed Friday when a 10-foot ditch be- ing dug (or n water line caved in. Three other workers wore injured. Serious Crime Charges Nearly Doubled in '63 The number of persons charged with serious crimes- ranging from murder to auto doubled in Victo- ria during 1963, according to the annual report of Police Chief John Guseman. Four persons were charged with murder or various forms of manslaughter during the year, as compared with none during 1D62, and at year-end only one of the cases had been finally disposed of in the courts. A similar increase was noted in almost all other Class I crimes except rape, of which there was one case in both 1962 and 1963, The 1963 rape case is still pending in court. Other crime categories showed the following compari- with 1982 listed first: Robbery, none and one (sill! pending in court.) Aggravated assault, 18 and 29, with 8 convictions obtained in 1963 as compared with 10 in 1962, six acquittals or dismiss- als as compared wilh two in 1962, and 15 cases still pending at year-end. Burglary, 19 tod 3C, with convictions obtained as com- pared wilh three in 1962, two acquittals as compared wilh four the previous year, 15 cases (as compared with nine) trans- THE WEATHER Clear fo partly cloudy Satur day through Sunday. Colder Saturday and Saturday night. North to Northeast winds at 10 to 20 m.p.h. decreasing Satur- day night. Expected Saturday temperatures: Low 40, high 58. South Central Texas: Clear to partly cloudy Saturday and Sunday. A little colder Saturday night. High Saturday 53-63. Temperatures Friday: Low 86, high 79. Precipitation Friday; Trace. Tides (Port Lavaca Port O'Connor Lows at a.m. and p.m. Highs at p.m.- and p.m. Barometric pressure at s e a level: 30.13. Sunset Saturday Sunrise Sunday Thlj Information bated on data I r o m the U.S. WMthvr Burtau Victoria ferred to juvenile authorities, and 14 cases still pending in court at year-end. Larceny, 52 and 81, wilh adult convictions obtained as compared with 17 in 1962, seven acquittals as compared wilh six, 33 cases transferred lo juvenile authorities, and 17 cases pending in court at year- end. Auto theft, four and 11, with no convictions obtained as compared with one in 1962, four acquittals or dismissals as com- pared wilh one in 1962, five juvenile cases as comparer wilh two, and Iwo cases pend- ing in court at year-end. Of the total 163 charges filec in 1863, as compared wilh 94 in 1962, conviction of 38 adults was obtained and S3 cases were still pending in court at year- end. Juveniles were involved in 53 cases, as compared with 30 (lie previous year, and the re maining 19 adults won acquittal or dismissal In their cases. Prosecution of Class II of fenses moved ahead nl a much better rale limn Class I cases REPORT, Page killed when a tornado suddenly swept through Harpersville on Friday night, downing power ines and demolishing at least our houses. The office said that in addi- ion to two persons previously killed, rescue workers lad found the bodies of three men, two women and a child. The sheriff's office said four louses were blown down and "there could be more." Kescue efforts were hampered by downed power lines, trees and darkness. The shipments included crack- ers, candy, 15-gallon water con- tainers and plastic bags to be used in the containers, sanita .ion kits and medicine kits. The delivery was made in large van trucks, starting at the bank at 8 a.m. and ending a the old federal building shortly before 4 p.m. Frank Pena su perintendent of the city parks department, assisted Filley in the operation. The largest shipment of pounds went to the bank build- ing, pounds to the court- house, 861 to the federal build- ing and 632 pounds to the coun- ty jail, Filley said the supplies at Ihe seven buildings are enough for persons. He added that in the next 60 to SO days more Vic- toria buildings will be designat- ed as shelters. Food, Band Areas Due Expansion Bids 011 Gym Called Feb. 19 By TOM E. FITE Advocate Staff Writer Two new' building phases vere set in motion Friday by rustees of Victoria Independent School District as they approved vorking plans for a new field- icuse at Victoria High School aid preliminary plans for ex- lansion of the cafeteria and land hall. Bids on the gym will be ipened at 2 p.m. Feb. 19. The gymnasium, expected to cost about is designed 0 provide physical education fa- cilities for boys, including shower facilities which will ac- commodate 240 persons at a ime. The play area in the field- louse will he 100 by 92 feet in a retangular building, while the dressingroom- shower facili- ies will be located in circular, connected annex. Circular Design Architect Chris DiStefano ex- Jlained that the circular design was to provide greater air cir- culation which will facilitate 1 r y i n g storing of uniforms. Showers are designed in clus- ters around a central standard for maximum efficient. The new fieldhouse will be used for boys physical educa- tion and basketball practice courts, but the basketball teams will continue to play their games in the old gymnasium. The old gym, except for bas- ketball games, will be used for the girls PE program. Principal George Lipscomb said the fieldhouse will allow greater diversification of the PE program to include such activi- ties as table tennis, badminton and shuffleboard. Second Band Hall When new construction is com- pleted, a second band practice hall will be added along with a second floor section for indi- vidual practice rooms. About 15 individual practice rooms will be added. After a brief discussion, trus- tees instructed the architect to provide a monitoring system so that the band director can keep check from his office on activi- t i e s in the various practice rooms by way of a two-way in- tercommunication system. A second dining area will be added to the present cafeteria, doubling its capacity, and the expanded structure will be joined to the band hall by an interior corridor. The street which runs between fhe cafeteria and the shop build- ing is to be closed off and this (See BOARD, Page 9) TO PAY OR NOT Disneyland for Causes Navy Headache William Street Paving Started Concrete pouring began lor., -Navy' day on the cty protect to widen William Street to its'5 llkely for some Ume' full 36-foot right-of-way and In- stall curb and gutter from Rio WASHINGTON Cali- fornia defense contractor has I asked the U.S. government to pay (or a free night in Disney- land for employes and their families. This was confirmed Friday by both the company and a spokes- man for the Navy. The Navy request i n lu......" son oi me uenerai Tire HUD- Hnn Strn f ber the cost L i Street. This is part of a project re- quested by downtown mer- chants and will include im- provements on Bridge Streel at a lalcr dale. also has begun on Ihe strip paving project on South The company involved is the Aerojet General Corp., a divi- son of the General Tire Rub- the evening as an employe relations expenditure under its contracl. The Disneyland outing was held last Oct. 19 between p.m. and a.m. All rides and amusements were free TJ save for the shooting galleries. Cameron Street, and paving of- Neither the Navy nor the com- !n how much mon- niverside Park is expected to begin soon, City Manager John Lee said. mv, IIACU vuilll WUII ine section to be paved in both the Defense Department the park will be a scenic drive along the curve of the Qua- rtalupe River between Victoria Children's Zoo and Water Plant No. 1 at Iho south cml of Ihe park. ey was involved. ified "the Navy cannot reveal information obtained from an audit of the company's books." The Aerojet spokesman object- ed to calling the request a "bill." He said Ihe company an- nually submits a "request for payment on items it thinks justi- fied" and they are "either allowed or they arc not." In any event, the Navy spokes- man said his service is slill pondering whelher to pay the bill and will continue to do so "probably for the next several months" before reaching a con- clusion. Aerojet's Southern California plants are at Covina, Azusa and Downey. In explaining the Navy's posi- tion, the spokesman said in an- swer to a query about the Dis- neyland outing: "In the past, Aerojet has been allowed lo in- clude the cost of a small annual cost-plus fixed contracts with and Ihe National Aeronautics and Space Administration. In explaining the refusal Aerojet general has extensive picnic as overhead costs in their contracts. Such allowances, it any, are based on a test of rea- sonableness make the amount involved pub- lic, the Navy spokesman said thai while Uie figure U not class- per the ar :1 forces procurement rcgnlaions. to "In the past ,thc Navy has allowed certain employe rela- tions costs in their contracts as (See HEADACHE, Pigt 8)   

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