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Advocate (Newspaper) - January 26, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 15' 118th 262 TELEPHONE HI I-UI1 VICTORIA, TEXAS, SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 1964 EtUbllshcd 40 Pages CREW ESCAPES One Viet Cong Sniper's Shot Downs 'Copter Editor's Note Communist guerrillas in the South Vietnamese war are sharpening their marksmanship on U.S. helicopters. This is the story of one helicopter dubbed "Geisha Girl" by the American crew. It flew its mission Thursday and near the end was hit hy a single Communist bullet and brought down. AP cor- respondent Malcolm W. Browne was aboard. By MALCOLM W. BROWNE CA MAtI, South Viet Nam was a splint- ering explosion, the engine yelled, "We're going in." stopped and someone LBJ Scoffs At Critics In Inquiry Says Decision Up to Senate WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Johnson said Saturday he expects and is sometimes amused by criti- cism such as he's been receiv- ing in the Robert G. Baker case. And he said it's up to the Senate to decide whether the wide-ranging activities of the ormer secretary to the Senate Democratic majority have cre- ated a major ethical problem in government. Auto Accidents in Area Kill Boy, 4, Port Farmer hit the worst place. The crew chief and The H21 troop-carrying helicopter was badly hit, but no one knew at the time that all the damage had been caused by just one enemy bullet that happened to gunner both were at their weapons, spraying tracers through the rice fields and scrub growth below us. The big helicopter "Geisha the crew harl named it was from the 121st Aviation Co. It had spent the day running a particularly dangerous kind of field operation called "Eagle Flights" without pick- ing up a single bullet hole. "Geisha Girl" had also brought some supplies to Nam Can, a town 30 miles south of here that had been heavily attacked and damaged by the Viet Cong dur- ing the night. Seven South Vietnamese were dead. 16 wounded and seven missing at Nam Can. But. "Geisha Girl" had come through all-f- right, and had gone on to other dangerous places in the area, sudi as Cai Nuoc, Dam Doi and Cha La, all of them overrun re- cently by the Communists. The day was almost over, and Geisha Girl was only two miles out of Ca Man air strip, home base for the operation. Helicop- ters had been making the same approach to the air strip all day long without incident, and the crew was almost ready to new man-made star 13 Big Balloon Satellite In Orbit VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. glittering new man-made star 13- story balloon satellite Echo That" "old must rocketed into the heavens relax when the slug hit. Refers To Senate In another surprise, informal news conference, the President referred to the Senate also the matter of investigating charges made by Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Arix., that U.S. long-range missiles are not dependable, saying: "That's a matter entirely for the Senate." But he implied he places little credence in the assertions made by Goldwater, while campaign- ing for his party's presidential lominatipn. Johnson said he'd >e surprised if there's any ma- jor aspect of national defense hat the Senate Armed Services Committee hasn't already inves- jgaled thoroughly. Hails Progress Johnson expressed satisfac- tion over progress on the billion tax cut bill and express-____ _. ed hope it might "even come at a.m. Green Lake Man Dies In Crash Calhoun's 2nd Death of Year Advocate Austin Bureau PORT LAVACA A 25-year old Green Lake farmer was killed early Saturday morning vhen his car overturned 2.3 miles southwest of Port Lavaca on State Highway 35. Manuel G. Garcia Jr. as hrown from the car ilummeted into a ditch CAUSE UNKNOWN out of Congress before we get out of here on Lincoln's birth- day. That is the schedule for the Senate." Senate leaders have been shooting for passage by thai chamber before Feb. 12 with Half a Block Destroyed In 'Worst9 Beeville Fire as il and he vehicle then passed over his body. He was pronounced dead at the scene. It was Calhoun County's sec- ond traffic fatality of the year. Traveling Alone Garcia was traveling alone, according lo Highway Patrol- man John Bentley of Port La- vaca. The accident happened final compromise and passage Society. Garcia was born Sept. 7, 1938, and farmed in the Green Lake Community. Rosary will be recited Sun- day at 8 p.m. at the Rendon Funeral Home Chapel in Port javaca by the Sacred Heartj have been mighty happy to see what his one shot did to Pfc. Edward Weglarz, Haddon- field, N.J., said later. Weglarz was one of the gunners. As the gunners poured fire fire into the area svhere the hel- icopter was about to crash, the pilot, Capt. Joseph, Campbell, Drexel Hill, threw the two overhead rotors into "auto rota- a kind of free wheeling technique that keeps helicopters from dropping like rocks when their engines quit. The ground came up fast. Campbell skimmed the banana- shaped craft over a high dike, and then pulled the nose up sharply to Hair the ship out on soft ground. It bumped down into a bramble patch, and ev- erything was suddenly very silent. No one was hurt. Weglarz and the other gunner, Pfc. Da- vid M. Sands, Gassaway, W.Va. were out the doors in a few seconds, setting .up a defense perimeter. Submachine guns at the ready the two men crouched in the brambles waiting to parry an expected attack. The pilot and copilot were moving out of their cockpit by now, weapons in hand. Machine guns, ammunition and other items had to be Saturday. Popping open in space some 800 miles above South Africa, the 135-foot diameter balloon became the largest artifical moonlet.ever launched and was expected to be seen by mote people than any other object ever made by man. The United Stales and Russia have agreed to try to bounce radio signals off its reflective aluminum foil skin in the first joint experiment in communica- tions via space between the two powers, a date for the' first lests has not been set. The huge balloon, carried aloft folded in a 30x40 inch pod in the nose of a Thor-Agena B booster at a.m. was ex- pected to become visible over the United States the first time (Sec CREW, Page 7A) Mrs. Henry Lenz receiving medical treatment at M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston Edward Sliinn burning the mighlnight oil to brush up on this "new math" Mayo Angerslctn being taken on a guided tour of the newspaper publishing business Mrs. A. G. Jaslcr running out of gas, luckily in front of a filling sta- tion the W. L. Dupres up from Rockport and running in- to a delightful grandparent job early Saturday evening when illuminated by rays from the sun below the horizon. The U.S. National Aeronau tics and Space Administration said a timetable of visibility in major cities would be an- nounced Sunday after the pre- cise orbit is computed and com- pared with [he earth's rotation. Although Echo 2 is the larg- est satellite yet launched, it is far from the heaviest. Its 535 pounds are virtually all plastic and aluminum foil skin, except Eor a few pounds of small radio beacons to help scientists track the balloon on its two-hour cir- cuits around the earth's poles. The space agency said the balloon, visibile only in dawn and dusk conditions, would be seen first by people on the oth- er side of the world. The fjrst good look from Ihe eastern part of the United (See BALLOON, Page 7A) in time to make the cut effec live March 1. Agreed To Try Johnson praised Chairman Harry F. Bycd, D-Va., of the Finance Committee for expedit- ing action on the tax cut even though he opposes it. He dis- closed Byrd agreed to expedite the bill if the President's new budget was under billion- it was billion. In a lengthy statement and in answers to questions, Johnson expressed these views on other subjects: and RED CHINA: "There is a good deal of con- cern throughout the world about he action of the French govern- ment" in deciding to recognize he Communist regime. "I told hem about our concern. But his is a matter for the French government." The United States will pursue "the policy of being fair and just and dis Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Guad- alupe Catholic Church, with mrial in Tivoli Catholic Ceme- .ery. The Rev. Juan Fickling- er will officiate, with Rendon Funeral Home in charge of ar- rangements. Surviuors Listed Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Amelia Garcia; two sons, Man- uel Garcia III and Ricardo Gar- cia, both of Port Lavaca; four (See FARMER, Page 7A) Advocate News Service BEEVILLE Half of a block of downtown Beeville stores were destroyed Satur- day morning in what was described as the worst fire in the city's history. The blaze destroyed Hall's Department Store, Owen Furniture and the offices of Mrs. James T. Dougherty and Dudley Dougherty and caused heavy smoke and water damage to Mergele Jewelers and Ballard's Drug Store. A realty shop and law offices were also believed to have been damaged. The alarm was sounded at a.m. and fire equip- ment was still at the scene shortly before 9 a.m. Fire Marshal] G. t. Hicks was unable to give the cause or a damage estimate Satur- day night but an unidentified official was reported as say- ing the damage figure may run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. "We have no way of know- ing what the final damage figure will be because the insurance companies have not completed their investi- gation. I would be afraid to make a Hicks said. Hicks said the blaze start- ed in the basement of Hall's but by the time volunteer firemen had arrived, flames engulfed the entire basement and were spreading widely to upper stories of the large two-story wood and rock building. When Beeville firemen found they could not fight the fire with their five units, a call was put out to area fire departments for assistance. Responding were three trucks from the Chase Field Naval Station and vol- unteer units from Kennedy, Refugio and Mathis. Two snorkel trucks were brought in from Sinton by Central Power and Light Co. "If we hadn't had the out of town assistance and if the wind had been blowing harder, the whole block would probably have been wiped Hicks, who suffered an ankle injury while in the process of fight- ing the fire. Two other firemen, JOB Shanks, a volunteer firemen from Beeville, and Blackie Bradfute, chief of the Chase Field Fire Department, were injured but neither required hospitalization. Bradfute fell to the basement when a floor collapsed when he was mak- ing an inspection of the burned area. Shanks was hit on the head by a hose and ladder. Flames shot SO to 100 feet In the air for 3'A hours light- (See FIRE, Page 7A) Yarborough Bids For Nomination One Issue Settled in Rail Row WASHINGTON CAP) one ue.ng ,all- u.a- issue in the 5-year-old railroac cussing any problem that arises work-rules dispute was settled between two countries. Either Saturday but the controversy side can bring up anything they want to. We are hoping we can have (restored diplomatic) rela- tions, and, after that, then we can sit down and try to reason together. Nearly everyone in the world would rather talk than fight." "I have wired the attorney general (Robert F. Kennedy) commending him for his efforts" in arranging a cease-fire between Indonesia and Malaysia. Johnson added he looks forward to a report from (See. LBJ. Page 7 A) AUSTIN (AP) Don Yarbo-l rough of Houston said Saturday he will seek the Democratic nomination for governor in the rtay 2 primary, running against Gov. John Connally. Connally beat Yarborough by votes in the 1962 Demo cralic primary runoff. Yarborough is the third man seeking the governor's job. Connally on Jan. 9 said he would seek re-election. C. G. Weakley, Dallas in- surance agent and Methodisl lay minister, said Wednesday he is a candidate for the Repub lican nomination. "Based on the response of the people and my judgment for THE WEATHER Today's Chuckle Historians explain the past and economists predict (He future. Thuc, only the present is confusing. POLICE REPORT-B Al Turner in conversation and Floyd Evans explain ing the merits of short top of baby sitting a street corner boots Mrs. Gene Darter getting credit for an expert job i _._ 11. Local Officers Spent Hours in Study of make-up during the St Joseph Mothers and Father's Club Variety Show which will be staged again tonight at 8 p.m. and reports on the show in- chiding the fact that "even the Every man in the Victoria Police Department went to school during 1963 via in-serv- ice training in basic police courses, according to the an- nual report just filed by Chief John Guseman. Officers spent 1002 hours studying in these basic courses. In addition, the department listed these other training hours accredited to various officers. Delehanly Correspon d e n c e cast has a good time" Out School police course, Douglas in Goliad early for their morn ing cup of coffee, Johnny Glein- scr and Elroy Locsl the Johnny Peacocks not quite set- tled in their new home in Goliac Ivy Jones doing his share of baby silting at the office Mrs. H. S. Krehmeler and Mrs R. A. Sparks to share a birth day date Monday and Dwigh McMullen, Donald Berry, Ray- mond Curnulle, Donald K. Mor- row, T. J. Rakowitz, Jesse Ra- mirez, Dennis Fitzsimmons, W D. Eikenberg, Victor Johnson Thomas G. Kennedy, William Pratka and Marcus Wilden. To tal, hours. FBI National Academy, Wash ington, D.C., Lt. R. L. Gisler er, Kenneth Rosenquest. Total 80 hours. Polite Instructors Course 'exas J.O. Glass ant Vilden. Total, 160 hours. Police Supervisors School, Tex s Rosenquest and Wll en. Total, 160 hours. Texas Division Internationa Associates for Identification Austin, T. C. Cash. Total, 4 ours. Tenth Annual Homicide Sem (See REPORT, Page 7A) Williamson getting anotherfXX) hours; and FBI firearm birthday behind him friends hoping Mrs. Helen Kandls will hours. training course in Houston, foui unplug her coffee pot cord next time before attempting to work on it the Henry Puckctls off lo Corpus Chrisli to attend a wedding and Ruby York doing her good for tht day, Institute of Applied Science D. U. Berry and Victor John son. Total, hours. Basic Course for Law En forcemenl Officers, Texas Afcta University, Loy BUntoa, Gis appeared headed for another blowup late next month. By agreement of both sides, half of the award by a congres- sional-created arbitration panel took effect Saturday. The agreement delayed elim- ination of firemen's jobs until after final decision on a union suit challenging legality of the award. Seniority Cutoff The panel said 90 per cent of le firemen in freight and yard ervice could be eliminated, ainly by attrition as they die, etire or are given other corn- arable jobs by the railroads. However, some low-seni- rity firemen would .lose their obs immediately under the rui- ng and, despite the agreement or delay, Saturday still was the utoff date in determining this eniority. A second issue settled by the iribitration one re- jolved the so- called crew consist issue, the size of train crews. By Negotiation The panel said this should be settled by negotiations on a lo- cal level, with a provision under which unions could challenge elimination of a job and force t to arbitration. what is best for this great state t am this day announcing as a candidate in the democratic pri mary for the governorship o Yarborough asserted to a news conference. Nine days ago, he said his de cision would be determined by the number of people urging him to run. "An overwhelming majority felt that I should make the he 1 O1 a.r Me I lev M 1 Jr Vic (S AFRICA IN "We need very much in this late two points of view nly one is expressed, it works detriment on our governmenl See YARBOROUGH, Page 7A Cool cloudy early Sunday. Partly and a little warme Retardation Assistance Course Set The causes and symptoms of retardation, at all degrees, will }e covered in a public educa- tion course which has been planned by Victoria Project on Retardation. The course, "The Nature and Child First Fatality in 9 Months Victim Struck By Mail Truck By JAMES SIMONS Advocate Staff Writer A four-year-old boy became he city's first traffic fatality n over nine months Saturday night when struck by a mail delivery truck near his grand- mother's house in the 2400 jlock of Mumphord Street. The victim was little Jerry Joseph Rodriguez who was pro- nounced dead on arrival in an ambulance at a local hospital at p.m. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Sabino Rodriguei of 1609 Mistletoe Ave. Head Injury Police said the child died from a head injury apparently inflicted when struck by the bumper and then run over by a wheel of the truck. Driver of the truck was Iden- tified as Oscar Harry Halk Jr., 37, of 1802 Avondale St. who told police he was driving at a speed of 15 miles an hour when he heard a thumping sound. He said he stopped and looked back and saw the boy lying on the street. Children in Street With the assistance of Rudy Encinas of 2407 Mumphord, the boy was placed in the mail truck and was driven to near iunday afternoon, through Mon- Needs of the will be offered free of charge in Room A-108 of Victoria College Administration Building begin- day. Daytime southerly winds 10. It will meet each i to 18 m.p.h. Expected Sunday temperatures: low 35, high 86. South Central Texas: Clear lo partly cloudy and warmer Sunday and Monday. High Sun day 62-72. Temperatures Saturday: low 46, high 63. Tides (Port Lavaca Port O'Connor Lows at a.m. and p.m. Highs at p.m. Sunday and a.m. Monday. Barometric pressure at sea level: 30.20. Sunset Sunday Sunrise Monday This information based on data -Tom the U.S. Weather Bureau Victoria OUtct. (See Weather Elsewhere, Paga 7 Monday from until 9 p.m. except during Holy and vill run for 13 weeks. The class is open to teachers of the handicapped, the slow- learner, and the potential drop out; school counselors and supervisors; parents of both handicapped and normal chil- dren; agency and other public officials; private citizens. The course offers no credit and has no prerequisites for enrollment other than mature concern. The course will deal with the complex of poor academic work; its personal implications school, social, vocational; possible effects upon family and society; effective school pro- COURSE, Page 7A) the intersection of Callis Drive and Port Lavaca Drive where he was placed in an Artero ambulance and taken to the hospital. Halk told investigating offi- cers several children were in the street where the accident happened. The Rodriguez boy was visit- ing at the home of his grand- mother, Mrs. Emilia Cantu, at 2411 Mumphord St. The acci- dent happened in front of 2409 Mumphord St. Police Lt. Kenneth Rosen- quest and City Patrolman W. D. Eikenberg said the investi- gation of the accident will re- main incomplete until Monday when two witnesses, a woman and an eight-year-old boy will be questioned. No Skid Marks The officers said there were no skid marks on the gravel svieet. Mrs. Rodriguez was placed under sedation after learning ot her son's death. Her husband is employed as a helper at a welding firm. They have seven (Sec BOY, Page 7A) British Back on Guard The arbitration, under the supervision of the National Me- diation Board, would be binding on both sides. However, a new strike storm appeared to be brewing on the issues Congress passed up in the compulsory arbitration, such things as wages, interdi- visional runs, night-shift differ- entials, holiday pay and expens- es away from home. City Bonds at Work The following streets will be closed during Ihe coming1 week due to work on (he city's paving and drainage bond program: Ben Jordan Street, from Highway 50 to Red River, These streets will be closed at their intersections widi Ben Jorrtan: San Antonio, Guadalupe, Trinity, Navidad, Colorado, Brazos and Sablne. Mesqulte Street, between Blucnonnet and Arroyo. Bluebonnel, north at Mcsqnilc. Htller, from Laurent to Jecker. Lone Tree Road, closed al Ben Jordan intersection. 1'rrjclcr Street, closed from North to Juan Linn, Juan Linn, closed at Port Lavaca Drive. J1NJA, Uganda commandos stood a tense vigil in Uganda, Tanganyika and Kenya Saturday night after bnishfire army mutinies threat- ened lo enflame all three for- mer East Africa colonies in a wave of violence. Rebellious African soldiers sniped at a base north of the Kenyan capital of Nairobi that was seized by an airlifted com- mando unit. An uneasy quiet settled over the other two Commonwealth nations, whose leaders asked Britain's help amid the wave of unrest set off on the mainland in the wake of the Zanzibar coup two weeks ago Brig. Pat Sholto Douglas, ousted by mutineers of the Tan- ganyika Rifles in a brief revolt last Monday, led 500 comman- dos in a dawn attack on an Af- rican barracks near Dar es Sa- aam after helicopter landings rom the British carrier Cen- aur. Three African soldiers were tilled and 20 wounded in the re- newal of violence at the bar- racks. The British troops re- stored order without Other troops took over an Afri- can base at Tabora, 400 miles west of Dar es Salaam. Commandos were flown In from neighboring Kenya at the request of President Julius Ny crere of Tanganyika. He said he feared that a threatened gcner al strike plus the new ormj flareup would bring bloody vlo lence. Seventeen Africans wer killed in rioting after last Mon-i day's revolt. Nyerere went on slate radio lo urge mutinous soldiers still in the bush to surrender and put down "foolish talk that the British have come back to rule Tanganyika." He said he would lave asked help from Kenya or Uganda but for their own prob- lems. In Nairobi, British troops guarded all key points to pre- vent a full-scale uprising against the governments of Prime Minister Jomo Kenyalta. tie called the mutinies "a grave betrayal of trust." Elsewhere in Kenya, com- mandos were reported in full control after mutinies at Kah- awa, five miles outside Nairo- bi, and at Camp Lanet, 100 (See BRITISH, Page 7A) Congo Terrorists Strike LEOPOLDVILLE, the Congo (AP) European refugees from the south- western Congo said Satur- day night Communist-led guerrillas wear ing war paint have started a revolt in the Kwilu region and spread their rampage of murder and arson into two neighboring provinces. The rebel bands, armed with m a c h etes, poisoned arrows, homemade bombs and a few guns taken from dead soldiers and police- men, were reported trying to wipe out all central Congolese government auth- ority in the area about 400 miles southeast of here. Twenty European priests and nuns evacuated from the Kwilu region said the guerrillas, smeared with the warpaint for disguise, hacked three priests to death and plundered their mission before moving on. The refugees said the guerrillas had been joined by a number of African villagers and that they held Kwilu and the neighboring provinces of Swango and Kasai in a grip of (error. The three provinces are in the subequatorial hall of this central African nation within 100 miles of the Angola border. Leading the revolt is Pierre Mulele, 34, former Congolese education minis- ter and pro-Peking collea- gue of Antoine Gizenga, the Congolese separatist now jailed by the central gov- ernment. The government has said captured docu- ments link Mulele with Red China. The refugee priests said Mulele's men were killing local tribal chiefs and gov- ernment officials. "There is fear every- said the Rev. Leo Van den Berghe, a young Dutch priest. He and three Belgian priests left their mission at Ngashi, in the heart of the Idiofa region controlled by Mulele, when they heard of the murder of the three priests at Kilembc. They were forced lo leave their small truck at a river because Mulele's men had destroyed the bridge. At the next village, they were set upon by villagers. "They took our shoes, socks, hats and eyeglasses and made us run back bare- foot to the said Father Van den Eerghe. The four priests then hiked more than 20 miles without shoes lo reach tho safely of a Congolese army post near Idiofa. More Belgian Catholics, and reportedly sev.eral American Protestant mis- sionaries, were being evac- uated from the Idiofa and Gungn regions. A Western diplomat who returned Saturday from a tour of Kwilu described tho revolt ;is a "tcxt-liook ver- sion of a Communist peo- (See CONGO, 7A)