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Advocate (Newspaper) - January 28, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th. 263 TELEPHONE HI J-1451 VICTORIA, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1964 Established U.S. Missile Reliability Underscored More Certain Than B52s, MeNamara Tells Congress WASHINGTON (AP) Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara said Monday that U.S. missiles can be counted on to reach their targets more con- sistently than manned bombers can. Without any direct reference to recent criticism by Sen. Barry Goldwater. R-Ara., McNamara told that he has no hesi- T 1 lancy whatever about (he de- Launching Of Saturn Postponed CAPE KENNEDY, Fla (AP) The scheduled launching Monday of a Saturn I super- rocket intended to orbit the world's heaviest satellite was postponed 48 hours until Wed- nesday because some one had forgot to remove a test device from a fuel line. The failure, a space agency human error, described by official as a left a metal plate blocking a line, preventing liquid oxygen lox from flowing Into the fiisc stage. Project official Rocco A. Pe- place the to one or two in- trone declined blame on any dividuals. Fault Of All "It was carelessness on the whole (200-man) team, a human Petrone told a news con- ference. "It was a routine pro- cedure that we've done many pendabilily of America's new solid-fuel, quick-firing Minute- man missiles. "There is greater uncertainty about [he systems dependability of the B52, although it is an old and experienced aircraft, than about the Minutcman, a brand new missile McNa. mara said. Diminishing Hole Goldwater, who is campaign- ing for the Republican presi- dential nomination, said in New Hampshire on Jan. 9 thai the nation's intercontinental bal- listic missiles are undependable. Goldwaler also expressed con- cern about the diminishing role of manned bombers. He is a pilot and an Air Force Reserve major general. McNamara appeared at a Congo Guerrillas Push Attacks on Christians closed session of Armed Services the House Committee, times before. This time didn't do it. We make i takes." Petrone described the ob- structing device as a "blind a plate of aluminum about seven inches in diameter and three-thirty-seconds of an inch thick. It was inserted in a section of 300-foot line two or three days ago during a pres- sure check of the line. To Clieck Line The launch crew wanted to check the line for any leaks, up to Ihe Jlage insertion point, un- der 300 pounds of pressure per square inch. The section of line above the plate is designed for only about 50 pounds of pressure per square inch, and the alumi- num disc prevented the heavier pressure from entering that area and rupturing the line. Petrone said that after such a test, a two man crew usually needs about an hour lo remove Ihe plate from an area where two sections of pipe join to- gether. Wouldn't Say Petrone declined to say whether the same tsvo men arc assigned to the job each lime. But be said the removal of the plate was not on the routine checklist and thus could be overlooked. He said the check- list would be changed. The trouble was detected af- ter the countdown had pro- gressed with some earlier tcch- which is starting hearings on the Defense Department's an- nual authorization bill. His latemenl, a 171-page review, vas given out by the Pentagon. Other Points He made these other points: this coming June, the number of Minuleman missiles n place will reach 600, or al- nost equal to the total of 030 ong-range B52 jet bombers. By June 1965, there will be 800 mis- siles in place. The ultimate goal )e solved before the Pentagon can decide whether the Nike X missile killer can be moved rom the testing stage to the assembly lines. Once again Mc- Namara raised Ihe question of cost. He said it would run to about billion, plus substan- tial annual operating costs. Submarine Problems only to the problem >f defending against intercon- inenlal ballistic missile attack s the problem of Soviet missile- aunching submarines. "We do lot now have any significant de- "ense against missiles once they lave been launched by enemy McNamara said. AIcNamara also replied in ef- 'ect to critics of has been called the "overkill" capability of ICBM and Polaris weapons system. Critics contend the Uniled Slates has. enough mis- (See U.S., Page 7) nical delays to within minutes of launching. 100 'Bahe' Hansclka Placeclo having cargo trouble at Guada- Ippe Mrs. Jesse Juarez receiving congratulations on the promotion of her sister's hus- band, Clyde R. Roberts, to lieu- tenant colonel in the Marine Corps in California .1 Miss Joyce Sparks busy with her moving project Dulcli Mey- er out of coffee at his favorite coffee place Henry Match- eft talking up the "tame goose' business Philip Gilbert in need of a ride and ending up with two offers at once Jimmy Hobhs chalking up the first of the week as a forgetfu day Lanny Pogue relating the hazards of street cornei to friends while Jaycee Poll Tax broadcasting covering the Drive Joe Tasln taking lime from his lunch hour to do a gooc deed Mrs. Clifton Afflcr hach noted for her culinary arts and not too sold on diets Gary Angcrslcin doing a neigh borly deed of raking up leaves R. H. Hamilton of Edna recovering surgery at Citl zen's Mildred Foss 0111 early as a chauffeur Conrfe Anderson busy, but not in a hur ry Raymond Spcakermnn reported a lazy weekend and David Mitcherllng explain ing that this is the season to sleep late. S950. PETROLEUM ADDRESS Lauro right, chief geologist with the Reynosa district, Pemex, discusses an article published in a Mexico magazine with W. L. (Bill) Massey, who intro- duced the visiting speaker at the Monday evening meeting of the Victoria Chapter, American Petrol- eum Institute. Impact of Oil In Mexico Told By HENRY WOLFF IK. Advocate Staff Writer Lauro O. Yzaguirre, a distinguished lecturer and chief geologist with Petroleos Mexicanos, Reynosa dis- trict, toJd members of the Victoria Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute Monday evening that his country's oil and gas income is approximately million annually. He said it employs people and has a t-million payroll. Speaking at Jaycee Hall, Yza- 1. Cfyllldllo guirre showed slides of the Mex- co petroleum industry. Sole Opcralor He said Petroleos Mexicanos which is the government o i agency serving as sole operator problems remain lo 2 Appointed By Court Victoria County Commission- ers Court Monday accepted the resignation of Doran Cornelius as chief deputy sheriff, appoint- ed another deputy, and also named an assistant county ag- ricultural agent. The resignation of Cornelius is effective Jan. 31, and while lie had made no formal an- louncement it was understood :hat he probably would file as a candidate for the Democratic nomination to he sheriff of Vic- toria County. On recommendation of Sher- iff M. W. Marshall, the com missioners court appointed L. D. Sepcda as a deputy sheriff at a salary of per month. Wo chief deputy has been named to replace Cornelius. John L. Williams, 26, was ap- pointed as assistant to County Agent D. B. McCombs at a be- ginning salary of per monlh. Williams, a native of Harlingen, was educated at the Texas College of Arts and In- dustries, Kingsville, and at Tex- as University, graduating with a degree in agricultural education. ments Of Poll Tax Gain Speed Payment of Victoria County loll taxes and issuance of ex- emption certificates showed the beginnings of the annual last- minute rush Monday, with four lays remaining before the dead- ine expires Friday night. T a x Assessor-Collector H. Campbell Dpdscn said poll tax receipts and ex- emption certificates had been is- sued by his office at the close of business Monday, about of these having been given out during the day. Near Potential The same ratio of increase, If maintained during the four days, would result n a total not far from the coun- ty's estimated vote potential of about for 19G4. Dodson was hopeful that the effects of poll tax campaigns sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Victoria Junior Chamber of Commerce and other groups were begin- ning to be felt among the great number of voters who have yet i qualify. The assessor-collector said his office.will remain open until 9 p.m. Friday, the last day. Track Repaired Al Bloon.iiigtoii Rail traffic began moving early Monday over the repaired section of track three miles west of Bloomington that was t h e scene of an eight car derail- ment Sunday morning. A spokesman for Missouri- Pacific Lines said full traffic was resumed later in the day, but could give no reason for the derailment. There were no injuries. The freight cars involved in Ihe accident were loaded with wheat. (See TAX, Page 7) and distributor of petroleum re- sources in Mexico, is presently constructing five petro-chemical plants in Reynosa requiring a total investment of His office works an area o; square miles, including iiarts of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Le- on, Coahuila and Chihuahua states. Operational units in the Reynosa division include 38 modern diesel rigs with some being capable of drilling to depths of feel. There have been 811 wells drilled in the district; of which 434 were productive with a ca pacity of 608 million cubic feel of gas daily, barrels of dis tillale and barrels of oil. For Public Use To handle exploration and ex ploitation, he said miles o roads were constructed, which also serve for public use ant handle movement of oil fielc equipment. In Ihe past lew years, to bet ter supply (he domestic market he said miles of oil lines and of gas lines, as wel as of products lines, wen constructed by the agency. Yzaguirre said, 'At this point it may be said Pelroleos Mexi canos supplied directly or indi an. i tut mil (Jay, v-tiinju Ul II1U1 It was pointed out again that rectly 96 per cent of the en (See IMPACT, Page 7) 12 Cents Red China Recognition Blow to U.S. French Action Draws Rap WASHINGTON (API-United tales ability to hold the line against trade and diplomatic jains by major Communist :ountries suffered a severe blow Monday with France's recogni- ion of Red China. U.S. authorities said the con- equences of the act, which the "onnson administration de- lounced as are jnpredictable. But (here Is peculation that in the weeks ahead other countries may fol- ow the French lead and that iext fall there wil Ibe a strong move to seat Red China in the Jnited Nations. May Change Along Ihis line a dispatch rom Ottawa Monday said that Canada is not contemplating ;arly recognition but that the Canadian government of Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson might support U.N. membership next fall for Communist China as well as Nationalist China. The U.S. statement deplorinj he French action was issued >efore dawn, Washington time, immediately after the announce- ment of the step was flashed "rom Paris. But a State Depart- nent spokesman said later that he United States had been Iry- uig since last October to per- suade Paris not to take the ac- tion. Regrets Action "The Uniled States regrets France's the State Department declared. "We have repeatedly expressed to the gov- srnmenl of France reasons whj we consider this would be an un- fortunate step, particularly at a lime when the Chinese Commu- nists are actively promoting agression and subversion ir Southeast Asia and elsewhere.' The statement declared also that the United States will "stand firmly by its commit ments" to the Chinese Nation alist government on Taiwan anc lo the government of South Vie; Nam as well as to other coun tries "in our common endeavoi to prevent and deter aggression and to promote (he interest o" peace." Deeply Worried Privately, officials are deeply worried about the impact of the French action. Indeed, a public indication of this attitude cam American people are winnin; the battle against bigotry an T) not losing 'aived a trial by jury, then anded down a sentence of three ears in the penitentiary. round from Antoine, who had ailed to get out of the C. R, Vnthony Store at 200 S. Main t., with the suit of clothes con- ealed in his brief case, and
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