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Advocate (Newspaper) - January 29, 1964, Victoria, Texas Reds Offer To Scrap Bombers Not Practical, U.S. Declares GENEVA (AP) The Soviel Union proposed Tuesday that all with the Unit- ed States and the Soviet Union their bombers which Russia called 'an important means of aggressive warfare. The Slate Department in Washington sajd the proposal for destroying the bomber forc- es ot all nations was neither ac- ceptable nor practical. But il welcomed the Soviet show of in-; terest in parallel destruction by the big powers of certain nu- clear weapon-carrying obsolete bombers which might otherwise fall into the hands of smaller countries. Expands Theme Chief Soviet delegate Scmyon K. Tsarapkin made his offer at the 17-nation disarmament con- ference here and expanded on it at a news conference. He suggested the big powers destroy their planes which car- ry nuclear weapons a plan stmihr to an approach the Unit- ed Slates earlier made to Rus- then told newsmen that this destruction "will eventual- ly affect all states of the world, without the exclusion of any- one." The U.S. plan was for destruc- tion on a one-for-one basis of U.S. B47s and U.S.S.R. Badger bombers. Serious Consideration "We said the Stale DC partment, "Ihe Soviel Union is now prepared lo give serious consideration to this concrete initial step and will nol insist upon extreme and impraclica proposals." The United States and Ihe So viet Union now rely mainly on long-distance missiles for nu clear delivery and would not be vitally affected by the ban. U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk made an approach lo So viet officials on the "bomber bonfire" idea while lie was in Moscow last summer. Khrushchev Interested There was no immediate re sponse, bul Tsarapkin said So viet Premier Khrushchev an nounced Soviet interest at lasl month's meeting in Moscow oi the central committee of the Communist party. Tsarapkin's offer went slight- ly further than that made 'by Rusk as it would include al bombers of all countries. Tsar- apkin stressed that in the So- viet view, bombing planes were obsolete anyway. Tsarapkin told reporters Ihe Soviet Union is prepared lo per- mit Ihe United States to super- vise destruction of Soviet bom- bers if the Russians are allowed to exercise the same control ov- er U.S. planes. The Soviel delegate did not submit the Kremlin's reply lo President Johnson's proposals to the Geneva conference foi ending the nuclear arms race. Tsarapkin told newsmen She plan still is under study in Mos- cow. But he again raised objec- tions to sucli Johnson proposals as a treaty lo ban the spread ot nuclear weapons and the estab- lishment of oherver posts to prevent surprise attacks or an accidental war. William C. Foster, director of the U.S. Arms Control and Dis- armament Agency, expressed interesl in Ihe Soviet offer. He told Tsarapkin lie would like to discuss it in detail. VICTORIA. TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29. 1964" Established IM! Raymond Hill making some i.tercsling comments en peo- and the weather And interesting comments en and the weather Mrs. R. L Wnllacc opining she was suitably dressed for a windy day Mrs. Harold Leon and Mrs. Jolin Ciillcn winning second place in women's pairs in two sections of the South Texas Winter Bridge Tourna- ment in Corpus Christi Carol Wagner )iome from (he hospital and doing fine And well wishes going to Mark Lewis at Citizens Memorial Hos- pital Mrs. Henry Jones making some discoveries, and a wish or two, about yard work Al proving to be in exceedingly fine voice Charley Levy, Harry Glolzman and Tom Land making a morn- ing coffee break trio W. D. Colcman Sr. quick (o advise against loo much food Joe Hammack gelling into the prediction making business And Manuel Juarez pausing for a shoe shino Henry Hale over from Port O'Connor and reporting fine fishing Just lo prove it, Del Gcrran! and Frank Overton towing in a string of 60 trout Vic Hybner not so lucky as he developed motor trouble ot Ihe outboard variely (Advocate Photo) FARM LEADERS CONFER Jim Wischkaemper, left, president of the Victoria Farmers Union, dis- cusses pending farm legislation with Jay Narnan of Waco, president of the Texas Farmers Union. The statewide rural leader was in Victoria Tues- day talking with local farmers, and met with others at Yorktown Tuesday evening. He com- plimented the local unit on its growth arid effec- tiveness during the past couple of years. Farm Measures Eyed Hopefully By HENRY WOLFF JR. Advocate Staff Writer President Jay Naman of the Texas Farmers Union, who was visiting leaders of the organization in Victoria County Tuesday, said he believes that under President Lyndonn B. Johnson there is a possibility of getting some constructive farm legislation. He said the Farmers Union would like to see new cotton, dairy and wheat lation and a slrengthening ol the feed-grain program. He also discussed solutions Ihe cat- tleman's current price problems Ho referred lo Uiq two ma jor cotton bills that would have direct effects on the producers in the Victoria area. Bill Unacceptable The Waco farm leader saic the Cooley Bill on cotton, which has already passed the House is unacceptable to the Farmer Union in its present form, whicl would make (he farmer paj a bale to subsidize cotloi mills. don't think the farmer can afford to pay Ihis cost of in- centive, equalization payments to the he said. "We go along with the idea the mills need such payments to compete in their markets, but we don'l agree lhal Ihe farmer shoulc have to pay it because he is considered so efficient that he can afford it." He said the union is opposec the Mclntire amendment on Ihe bill, which would give the Secretary of Agriculture powei :o decrease price supports on cotton should he determine thai the farmer's off iciency creased lo the point that he could afford the cut." Lilllc Chance The Talmadge Bill in the Sen- ate, which provides for direcl paymenls lo Ihe farmer of the difference between the marke: irice and a certain per cent oi )arity is believed a good ap- >roach by his organization, bul s "one of those bills considers mfeasible because of public he noted, adding has very little chance ol lassing in the present form, however, it does have a provi- sion for equal payment to the mills.'' He also commented on the Deparlmenl of Agriculture's >roposed cotlon diversion pro- ;ram. "We don't recommend t, because to some extent it s like the Soil Bank and would lestvoy a farmer's release and "eappoiiionment provisions. It would move a lot more farm- ers into town, tlesfroying Hie rural he observed. He said the Farmers Union (See FARM, Page 7) Merchant Group Elects Officers Harry Smith has been elec- :ed president of Downtown Prog- ress of Victoria Inc., and the merchants group will meet again Monday at a.m. to map plans for 1964. Smith, representing Victoria farclwarc, succeeds Harry Slolnick of First Victoria Na- ional Bank. Other now officers arc Kon of Nalhan Pickering Presume, vice-president, and Joe Conli Jr. of Conli Hard- varc, secretary-treasurer. Ilcprescntalivos of approxi- mately 40 firms attended the lection meeting Monday eve- ning. Deadline Arrives on Farm Award Entries in the Victoria Jay- cces Outstanding Young Farm- er award program must be in Wednesday, according to Rob- ert Thomas, chairman. The Jaycees have been busy selling tickets for the banquet honoring the winner in Jaycee Hall at 7 p.m.'Thursday. The winner, who must be be- tween 21 and 35 years of age, will get an expense paid trip for him and his wife to the state contest in Fredericksburg March 20 and 21. The trip will include visits to numerous agricultural opera- tions in the Fredericksburg area, including the LBJ Ranch and "Summer White House" on the Pedernales River. His wife will be a guest at a style show featuring Sandra Dietz, Miss Mohair, and will take a tour of the historic Ger- man settlement. Dewey Compton, noted agri- cultural speaker and farm ra- dio director of Houston, will (Sec AWAnD, Page 7) Britain, U.S. Push Effort On Cyprus Greece, Turkey Armies Alerted LONDON (AP) American and British diplomats worked in halt a dozen capitals Tuesday night to avoid an explosion on Cyprus. Signs mounted that U.S. troops may soon be assigned to help keep the peace there. Reports reaching London indi- cated both Greece and Turkey, Western Allies estranged by their opposing views of Ihe troubled island, have put their armed forces on alert status Diplomatic sources said Washington and London were concentrating thoir efforts on keeping everyone cool. Other Parleys U.S. Gen. Lyman L. Lemnit- zer, Ihe North Atlantic Treaty Organization's supreme com- mander in Europe, flew from Paris to Ankara for urgent talks wilh the Turks and arranged to 30 on to Athens Wednesday. Diplomatic consultations also were in progress in Paris and Nicosia, the Cypriot capital. Two senior British ministers Secretary Richard A. Butler and Commonwealth Scc- cretary Duncan Sandys struggled to keep alive the dead- ocked Cyprus conference in Condon. Fixed No Date Turkish Foreign Minister Fer- dun Cemal Erkin said his gov- ernment had decided to with- draw from the negotiations thai opened here Jan. 15. He ex- ilained the decision had been aken "in principle" and fixec no dale for the walkout. Thai eft diplomats with the hope Turks might change their minds. At Ihe British government's request, Erkin conferred with Sutler for 50 minutes and saic ic would see (he British foreign secretary again Thursday. "We are withdrawing in prin- ciple because the conference las failed so Erkin told re rarters. "It has been unable to achieve its purpose." Situation Serious Sandys talked wilh Cypriol Foreign Minister Sypros Kypri- anou, another leading con- rerence figure. Sandys said thai ''the situation is very serious 20 Cents U.S. Jet Vanishes In East German y HALF-DAY SCHEDULE Connally Back at Desk After 2-Months Absence At stake is the future of the Mediterranean island, an old colony that Britain freed in I960, vhere Ireek animosities and Turkish between Cypriols >roke out in bloody rioting lasl Christmas. Prime Minister Sir Alec Doug- as-Home's Cab met met in emergency session. British mil- tary chiefs were brought in to explain the way tightly tretched British forces are being deployed in Cyprus and in other trouble spots, particularly East Africa and Malaysia. The British expect Presidenl lohnson to appreciate that they are in a tight corner as far as manpower goes and to provide ome American military help, diplomatic sources said. Today's Chuckle A sophisticated girl is one who knows how to refuse a kiss without being deprived of it. CHANGES IN FALL Students Get Preview Of Vocational Training Some of the big changes planned for Victoria High School when classes open next fall were outlined Tuesday by a repre- sentative of the Texas Educa- tion Agency. Joe B. Neely, assistant direc- tor of the Vocational Industrial Education deparlmenl of the TEA, addressed assemblies at Ihe high school and Grain and Patli Welder junior high schools informing sludents how the new Vocational program will work. Next year the high school will add two neiv vocational courses, n auto mechanics and elclrical irades, and a program called Industrial Coperative Training, in which sludenls can receive up to 20 hours a week n on-the-job (raining in Iheir chosen occupation. The specialized plan was de- veloped for Victoria High after a survey, wilh the help of the TEA, indicated that it was best suited to the needs of the high school and the Irade area's abor force. Briefly, here's how the pro- gram will work: If a student enrolls in cither >f the vocational courses, au- o mechanics or electrical rades, he will take his regu- ar academic load (English, math, history, clc.) in Ihe morn- ng and then spend the after- noon in shop, working wilh tools and equipment under the super- vision of an instructor. The student who enrolls in the ICT course will also take a regu- lar academic course, plus an ICT theory course under a specialized instructor. He will then spend 20-25 hours a week working in some skilled or serv ice trade. The ICT program is similar to Ihe Dislribulive Education system already in effect at the high school, except the DE slu- dents are engaged only in areas that involve the sale of goods or services. In ICT, students can choose from a long list of fields, includ- ing air conditioning mechanic, and art layout man, baker and bricklayer, down through the al- phabet to watchmaker and x- ray technician. A coordinator of an industrial cooperative training program must be a college graduate, and have a minimum of three years il experience as a wage earner In iwo or more industrial occu- pations or skilled trades. He must also have three years of teaching experience in public schools, and is required to com- plete six two-semester hour leachcr training course for a provisional certificate in trade (Sec STUDENTS, Page 7) AUSTIN (AP) Gov. John Connally returned Tuesday aft- ernoon to his desk in the Capi- tol, ending more than two months' recuperation from bul- let wounds suffered in Presi- dent Kennedy's assassination Nov. 22. At a surprise midmorning news conference, Connally told newsmen Don Yarborough's an- nouncement to oppose him likely will deal an early death to new- ly achieved Democratic party larmony. Connally told newsmen he will 'ollow a half-day schedule until he regains full strength. He expects to wear his arm cast for another two or three months, but It may be cut off below (he elbow soon so' he can bend his arm, he told newsmen. When first asked his reaction to the Saturday announcement by Yarborough, a 38-year-old Houston attorney and liberal spokesman, Connally shrugged and ..aid: "I have no particular feeling." But when queried about the race for U.S. Sen. Ralph Yar- borough's seat, Connally said: "The odds were very great that no one else would file against U.S. Sen. Ralph Yar- borough before Don Yarborough announced for governor. I sup- pose this broke the harmony we have recently had and I don't know what will happen." However, he said he sees no evidence of a widespread liberal-conservative split. Connally said he has talked to all potential candidates for the Senate seat. He said former Gov. Allan Shivers and U.S. Rep. Joe Kilgore of McAllen, ru- mored to run against Yarbor- ough with strong conservative support, give him indefinite an- swers to his questions on wheth- er they will run. John Van Cronkhite of Dallas is the only announced candidate (Sec CONNALLY, Page 7> Payments Of Poll Tax Slow Down Victoria County pall tax pay- ments showed up wilh a slow day Tuesday, the total of re- ceipts increasing only slighlly to and exemption certif- icates rising to With the county's potential voting strength estimated at about for 1964, this means that poll tax receipts and ex- emption certificates combined will have lo average about for the three remaining days if the potential for stale, counly and local elections' is to be realized. Only one new candidate has filed this week for the Demo- cratic primary election on May 2. He is Frank Hayes, a ranch er residing on Route 1, filing for the non-salaried office o constable of Justice Precinct No. 2 in Ihe Mission V a'll e y- Nursery area. In addition to the state anc aunty primary and the gen- eral election in November, was pointed out that a poll taj receipt or exemption cart if ic ate will be required for voting ir the school board election in April which will fill three plac- es on the board of trustees of School District. Tax Assessor-Collector H Campbell Dodson said the tax office will be kept open unli' 3 p.m. Friday, which is t h e last day for payment of poll taxes for the 1964 elections. Two Rockets Ready to Go CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. CAP) first two-stage. Saturn 1 rocket was readied Tuesday for another launching attempt Wednesday while a su.-essful simulated countdown was con- ducted on the Ranger 6 moon shot scheduled for Thursday. While the launching crews prepared the two space rockets ior their important missions, the Air Force Tuesday nighl successfully launched a Min- uleman international range mis- sile on' a test flight. The Salurn 1 is intended to jrbit the world's heaviest satel- lite, a o u n d monster nearly three times heflier than any previous payload sent aloft. Because of the lest nature of Ihe flight, the satellite is mostly dead weight. Intended launching time Wednesday is 10 a.m. EST. New Rice Law Ends Inequity WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- lent Johnson signed Tuesday a bill designed to correct an in- equity in the transfer of rice acreage allotment. Under a law passed two years ago, a rice producer who rents tis land ana wishes lo get out of Ihe rice-producing business may Iransfer his rice allotment o Ihe buyer of his equipment. An owner-producer, however, must sell the land as well as he equipment. The bill Is designed to granl o the land owner the right lo lo with his rice allotment what he tenant has the right to do. farmers affected by the bill arc mainly in Texas, California and .ouisiana. Probe Continues Car Collision In With several witnesses re- maining to he contacted, po- lice said Tuesday that their in- vestigation of a fiery two-car collision in the 3600 block of City To File Riglit-of.Way Property Suit Filing of a condemnation suit by the city to acquire two par- cels of property on South Na- varro Street is expected Wednes- day, City Ally, Argyle McLach- lan said Tuesday. McLachlan said he and Har- ry Maekiin, attorney for the property owners, have agreed on condemnation commissioners who will be recommended to County Judge Wayne Harlman. They are Stanley Weppler, Don Easley and E. A. Vogt. City Council on Jan. 6 au- thorized McLachlan to take the condemnation against W. W. and J. F. Polka to obtain par- cels of 660.3 and 563.43 square feet needed as right-of-way for Ihe extension and widening of Navarrp street. The planned street improvement is a joint project of the city and the State Highway Department. No indication was given by McLachlan as to when suit might be filed in another con- demnation authorized by coun- cil at the same Jan. 6 meet- ing. This was to obtain .524 of an acre of property from Vic- tor McKee et al for right-of- way on the proposed extension of Airline Road. North Main Street Saturday night is still incomplete. Injiu-cd in the crash were Frank P. Kelso, 54, of 1602 Crockett, an employe of Lane- Wells, and Dr. Ted Shields, a local physician. "We still need la contact some said Police Rob ert Gisler. "And we learn o: new ones every day." Gisler said both cars were traveling north when Kelso s car was struck from the rear al a point 200 feet north of the North Main-Crestwood Drive in teresection. Kelso's car caught fire when the gasoline tank was ruptured and traveled 297 feet before coming to rest in a private driveway. Gisler and City Pa trolman W. J. Matehelt said the car's top was damaged, indical ing that il turned over. Kelso, who is confined to Cit izens Memorial Hospital with first and second degree burn over his face and right hand fell out of the burning car bu landed only a few feet away police said. Police credited Lupe Huerta 53, and his son, Rudolph Huerta 23, both of 808 E. Pine St., with dragging Kelso 25 feet further away from the automobile. The investigating officers said the physician's vehicle traveled 130 feet after the impact. Thej said the car's left side, top ant lurtle were scorched by t h e flames that destroyed the Kel- so vehicle. They said that both vehicles bad entered North Main Street :rom Creslwood Drive. Kelso was reported in salisfac- 2 Hostile Craft With Trainer Three Officers' Fate Unknown WIESBADEN, Germany (API U.S. Air Force T3D trainer with three officers aboard van- shed into Red-ruled East Ger- many Tuesday afternoon with two presumably hostile planes accompanying it. An uncon- firmed report said the Amer- 'ean plane had been shot down. The drama of the three planes was observed by U.S. experts as Mips on a radar screen. Not Authorized The T39 was not authorized to 'ly into East Germany, an Air ?orce spokesman said, and it could not be reached by radio. Asked if the crew might have )een defecting, the spokes- man replied: "We don't con- sider thai there is the slightest possibility of that." Hours after the T39 had dis- appeared- there was no word from Communist East Germany on its fate. No Details Given The plane was tracked for II minutes, flying at 450 to 500 miles an hour, the spokesman said. But he did not disclose where it had crossed the Iron Curtain or al whal point it had disappeared from the radar screen. He warned againsl cal- culating that it had traveled a straight line into East Ger- many. The details were delayed un- til radar reports had been re- checked and analyzed, he (See PROBE, Page 7) CONFUSION DELAYED Certification of Ban On Poll Tax Postponed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Texas county tax collectors got another day of respite Tues- day from the confusion of issu- ing simultaneously two types of poll tax receipts. Gov. John Connally's office received word in Austin thai White House ceremonies sched- uled for Tuesday morning were indefinitely postponed because of scheduling conflicts. The ceremonies were to cer- tify that the federal poll tax ban amendment is a part of the U S Conslilution. The delay moves the opening of free voter registration anoth- er day closer to the end of the period for paying poll (axes. If the Washington ceremony is not held by Thursday.chances are good that Texas tax collec- tors will not begin issuing the free registration reccipls until next week. Poll lax paymenls will be accepted only through Friday. Connally predicted at a news conference Tuesday the free rcg- islralion certificates, which will >e issued during a 30-day period n the form of poll tax receipts stamped "poll tax not vill not be popular. "I don't think a great number of people are going to register nstcad of pay their poll taxes" Connally said. "Of course, tiiere is inleresl in the presidential race, but the average person is more inter- ested in local offices than any- thing else. "If you want to get out the vole, you need a hot race for sheriff or other local offices. The average person will not give up the privilege lo vote for these people just to get a free vote in the federal Connally said. Poll taxes and exemption cer- tificates will allow voting on all candidates. Persons eligible for exemption certificates who do not get them cannot qualify for Ihe free poll taxes, which allow balloting only on candidates for federal office. A special Texas law providing for the registration system, dual voler lisls and two types of bal- lots for each class of voter will ?o into effect pn the date of of- ficial publication of the Wash- 'nglon certification ceremony. Tax collectors have received barrage of questions from cit- zens, mostly on whether hold- ers of poll lax receipts and cx- smption certificates need [he free receipts. The correct an- swer is and many collec- ors are taking precautions against double registration. Joe Slovons, Chrisll (Sec POLL, TAX, Pago 7) added. Some lime was also taken for consultation with Washington. Weather Poor The Air Force gave out no information on whether the plane had been forced to land or had been shot down, or on the fate of those aboard Weath. er was poor, with a light snow in the uplands and a cold driz- zle in the valleys. The plane hati been expected to fly within an area contained roughly by Frankfurt to the east, the Ruhr Valley to Ihe north, Luxembourg to the west and Karlsruhe to the south. The officers, a lieutenant- colonel and Iwo captains, set out for a training flight from Wiesbaden after lunch. Their plane was a T39 Jet wilh a range of miles. Above Bad Weather They were last heard from at p.m., according to the spokesman, flying near Frank- urt at an altitude of feet above bad weather. They had' enough fuel to last until about p.m. Disappearance of the plane touched off rumors. The most persistent was that an American or West German plane had shot down near the East Ger- man industrial town of Erfurt about half way between Frank- furt and Berlin. This could not be confirmed. At Erfurt, an airport employe who answered the telephone said he had heard nothing. Nor was there any confirmation from Bonn, the West German capital, that a West German plane was missing. Commercial airline employes >vno listen to the radio talk of (Sec PLANE, Page 7) THE NVEATHER Mostly cloudy wilh widely scattered thundershowers Wednesday. Thursday partly cloudy and a little cooler. East to southeasterly winds 10 to 20 m.p.h. Wednesday, shifting to northerly Thursday. Expected Wednesday temperatures: Low 52, high 68. South Central Texas: Mostly cloudy with occasional rain Wednesday. Partly cloudy Thursday. Little temperature change. Highest Wednesday 62- Tempcraturcs Tuesday: Low 48, high 72. Tides (Port Lavaca-Port O'Connor Lows al 10-23 a.m. and p.m. Highs at p.m. Wednesday and a.m. Thursday. Barometric pressure at sea evel: 30.31. Sunset Wednesday: Sun- ise Thursday: This Information based on data rom Ihc US WcoilK-r nurcmi UH Kl I )1 MCC (See WcAlher thcwhcrc, 1) ;