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Advocate (Newspaper) - February 4, 1964, Victoria, Texas AD 118th 270 'E TELEPHONE HI S-U51 Strip Paving Plan for City Passes Test Work To Start Within Mouth in South Areas By TOM E. F1TE Advocate Stalt Wrilcr Victoria City Council moved along with its first strip paving project Monday with surprisingly little objection at a public hearing. i The council chamber was packed with proporly! ownck-s who will be assessed per lineal foot for the sU-ecUmprovcments, but most seemed to waul only an! of (ho new cily pro- gram planned in the south andi southeast sections of the cily. Chief of Engineering John Bahisek testified under (mes- liojiing by City Altv. Argle Mc- Lachlan that the strip paved Ciiero CofC Rules Out Turkey By HUN PRAUSK Advocate Cucro Bureau CUEUO The Cucro Cham- ber of Commerce Board of Di- rectors Monday night unani- mously recommended that a turkey Trot not be held in slreels would have ei'gh'l-inch -icompac-ted base wilh a (hree- _L inch surface. He said cost of the paving will be about per lineal foot, with the city expecting to get back ball of this cost in assessment. Value Increase No curb and gutter will be installed, but Balusek said1 ditches will be cleaned and to facililalc drainage. EKAS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY'4, 1964 Established 1848 12 Local Voting Strength to Hit Record Contests To Be Few In Primary Kilgore Ducks Senate Race By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Texas politicians set the stage on Monday, (he filing deadline, for light ballots in the May 2 parly primaries. Democrals in all slalewide races combined totaled only BATTLE LOOMS Poll Tax GOP To Enter Payments Drainage Race A fall battle for control of Vic- toria County Drainage District No. 3 loomed Monday as three Republican candidates filed with county GOP Chairman Dean Truman for the throe commis- Carl John, Louis sioner posts. Democrats Pozzi and H. M. Hobbs.'the in- cumbents, previously had filed 'lh Secretary Lorraine Voigl re-nominaiion in the Demo- MATTER OF saoi Henry Caljot Lodge, left, shakes hands with South Viet Nam's new strongman, Maj. Gen. Nguyen Khanh in Saigon. (See related story, Page 5.) ilighlly more (ban (he 24 Demo- crats who battled for only vey offices in 1D62. icratic' Fourteen Republicans have] Just who the three GOP can- nave; juai me uu ee can- jliltd for statewide races to pro-jdidalcs are will nol be known races Governor Senate. gave E. C. Vogl, real eslate oper-, alor, testified that in his opin-i ion values of the abutting prop- erties would be increased at least in Ihe amount of the per foot assessment, but de- dined to say how much a Board members reasons for (lie lion. First, they did not feel that a membership poll taken on (he question of holding a (rot in ISM represented a clear cut majority of (he members. Out of a (olal membership of 276, only 115 voted in favor of a Irot, 103 voltxl againsl holding the celebration and 20 members were non-commilal. Thirty-eight members in no comment at all, although tempts were made (wicc to, reach each member through j the mail ami once bv thc tele-' c of, be increased _, jhaving paved streets in (he area place of "1B mud ilMnllins Survives Bloomington Vote par- ticularly piece of properly might increase in value. By BKUCE PATTON Advocate Staff Wrilcr phone. Cost Problem The board of. directors fie was asked by John Huff how much (he value would in- Icreasc on a iol valued al !200. Lhis properly by virtue of went against holding a (rot streets you because only 72 members agreed lo accept a pro-rala cost of staging the event. Before going on record willi (he rccommcndalion, (he hoard took an individual poll of the directors to determine their feelings. Five directors were against holding Ihe celebration. T !i ev were Bill l.eske, Murray Tar- kington, Dr. Charles Tubbs, Dewey .Schorre and Ifcinie Ba- de. Favoring Ihe even! were Tom Heron, Nathan Post, and Albert Ley. The directors and chamber president .1. D. Bramlctlc Jr. indicated before the poll was taken that, lo Ihe man. they would stand behind what Die majority wanted. Controversy Feared Bramlcttc expressed fear now I wouldn't Vont be (icd down lo figure on any piece of properly. L. It will be at least in the amomUJ I of Ihe assessment, however." j 50-Kool Frontage Subsequent discussion brought I Readers will hold Gov. John Connally and Hous- ton attorney Don Yarborough will have only Ihe second Iwo- man Democratic gubernatorial primary in 46 years. GOP History Made Republicans are making a dif- ferent type of party history with a new high of three candidates I making a statewide race, for' the U.S. Senate scat. Connally and U. S. Rep. Joe Kilgore added drama for Dem- ocrats on thc final day of filing Connally filed for re-election after saying he had considered dropping out of the race, and i'" [Kilgore dashed conservative Iv tinnier made the motion, requesting thc'Democrats' hopes by declining resignation which was quickly seconded by Ronald R.-to oppose U. S. Sen. Ralph Yar- .........................------'Peck. At Ihe vole, they were'borough. n .'joined by James W. Lewis! Republicans, meanwhile, quie- JliCVlCW board secretary, However J [Uy accepted the tilings of four rj- -i _ _, -1 ,rt. Sets Hearing A move to fire Claude B. Mullins as superintendent (of the Bloomington Independent School District was de- feated al n meeting of the district board of trustees Monday night in thc high school cafeteria, vide only two contested GOP and U. S. until a public announcement is made by the candidates some time Tuesday. Chairman Truman, when confirmed that three persons had filed but added that he had been asked "not to release any- thing on it until Tuesday." He said the trio had not com- pleted public statements which they wish (o release simultane- ously. All the candidates in Drain- age District 3 are assured of party nomination in the May pri- maries, barring write-in cam- paigns, and therefore the real contest will come in the Novem- ber general election. In other drainage districts, J. If. Malchetl has filed for re- election as a Democrat in No. 4, and H. E. Hammack has filed uuu Jlv iitniiumuft jid asked about the GOP candidates as a Democrat in No. 2. Precinct 3 Gets Fifth Candidate C. E. (Happy) Beck, a 53-year- old painting contractor and na- live of the Lower Mission Valley Piwctz, vice-president, Luis more candidates for statewide or loin Victoria Board of Review for JG. Hoblcs, treasurer, and'cuth- jrie J. Sklar voted against the with Alvin A. eaers pe o creae president, casting (he interest in their primary agamsl measure iwjlh a Prcsidcntial 'rtle eamc onl.v a The proposal will be 1B5ldered M8reh 9 meC'- offices. Presidential Test GOP leaders hope lo creale and therefore an assessment of 550 under (he program. Council- men agreed thai paved streets would increase the lot value bv at least Cily Council chambers'Mullins. Peck referred to Gen. Waggoner Carr, aniTreasurer Jesse James, comp- pointed out lo the audience, also, (hat under slate law the city can assess up (o SO per cent of the cost of such improve- al Cily Hall, Chairman H. W.iathletic insurance maltcr Robert S. Calvert, Rail- .ycar in which a student was road Commissioner Ben Ram- 'injured and (he board voted Supreme Court Associate his medical bill after Ruel Walker and Rob- Hamilton and Court of mill, IIKIIl I] Kacy announced Monday. "All persons interested jn M a vo r Kcmner complaints about ob- p.a-v Kcmpei matPrial arc invit-llns said that the company w area, Monday became the fifth plications received by mail the office before the deadline Democrat to file for (he counly commissioner 'recinct 3 Others seeking the nomination subject lo the May 2 Democratic P r i ma r y are Commissioner W. S. Caraway, who has hold the post for 23 years, J. 0. Hale- early in the meeting that Ihe conlroversial subject could reach the where it would cause a decrease in niember- (Scc CofC, 8) Todiiy's Chuckle The first thing n new sec- retary lypcs is licr Imss. Bnmo Leila, Hoy Scliercr, Jerome Heller. Vrrnon Wnidn, and Winfrcd Kaiiier off lo a Farm Bureau Membership Kick-] off in San Antonio, along Sam Dcninil Ashley, Sirs. Dnllou Mcyrr nnd Sidney Dean Commissioner P a t Moore, in Ihe hospital with an appendectomy Joe Hnlding and Mark Levcriilge losing Mrs. HcdilinR's favorite hunting dog out of a jeep and hoping some- Joe A. Monlez of 1002 N. East SI., said he owns Iwo pieces of properly on streets to be strip paved and raised the issue that in wet weather cars will not be, able to park along the shoulder of (he roads. Less Kxpensivr Balusek conceded that this will be true, but he pointed out that the cost of installing curb and puller and slorni sewers is much greater (ban (he cost (or Ihe work proposed, and (hat the assessment for this type of work is per lineal foot. At that point Mayor Williams explained thai the administra- tion bad designed the strip pav- ing program "to try lo get people oul of the mud and dust in areas where we feel like peo- ple would nol be able to pay the costs of more expensive paving." Williams and City Manager CITY, Page 8) plaints made ally." Criminal Appeals Judge K. K. Woodley are unopposed in the Democratic primary. Three Unconleslod All but Ramsey, Woodley and Hamilton must face Republicans (o (hem person-entire matter bad been handled in the November general elec- jin a business-like manner afteri''on- Sen. Yarborough will meet ed (o appear before (he liab'n because Ihe injury Kacy said, "but the board suffered during actual ommends (list such be brought before it only after. Peck claimed thai the mailer news dealers or movie operators had been improperly handled; have failed lo respond (o com- while Mullins statcd'that (he issue that iJIL rt uuamuss-uKc ninnner 'ill not be I KacV saitl policy of the board ;hc hati conferred with Carl shoulder vvi" h" to try to curb the Bloomington High Sc lu J i." v-m v LIIIJ Ilia- play of objectionable School iJolln Yan Cronkhile, a former organizer for former in Victoria by encouraging thej Garner's motion and thc vote Gov' A1Ian shivers, in a public lo make objections to1 followed. marv pri- mary race which many conser- Democrats include an sible are unresponsive. "This will he an open g for (he hearing of such com-iiary School gym. Kacy said, "but if we monlary School gym, go into a discussion of person- Hermann Sons Hal) at (See PANEL. 8) (Sec VOTE, Page 8) had hoped experienced The winner will meet either i C. E. BECK Stack Up Filing Dale Passes Quielly By ROY GIUMGS Advocate Staff Wrilcr Victoria County smashed all previous poll tax records in a spectacular surge of last-min- ute payments that will raise the county's potential voting strength for 1S64 far above earl- ier maximum estimates of 16- TOO. This was reported Monday by Tax Assessor Collector H. Campbell Dodson, who said the total tabulated up to now in his office already has surpassed and is still climbing fast. With exemptions from outside of the city, the voting strength may go well beyond The final rush was so great that the lax office is still con- siderably behind in arriving at a final count. Mail Orders The actual tabulation Monday night showed poll lax receipts have been issued, along with over-age exemptions in the city of Victoria, for a total of But Dodson pointed out that at least -iOO ap- last Friday night are slill lo be i issued, and these will put thc paska, Martin A. Huber and Herbert B. Weber. Lone Republican A lone Republican, M. V. Sandhofer, also has announced for Ihe post. Beck, who resides at 1107 Is- olde with his wife, Alice, and children David, 12, and Jackie Carol, 5, lias been a resident of Victoria County all his life except for eight years in mili- tary service. Engineer Corps "During my military service I was assigned in the engineer corps doing work on roads and bridges, and it is for this rea- son, among others, thai I feel 1 am as competent to handle the duties of county commissioner as any other man in this Beck said. have also been in business for myself for 25 years and have lived in Pre- cinct 3 to 14 years. "With this background, I do is necessary for me Incumbents Seek College O Board Posts Dr. C. B. Mbnlier and Earl Cliburn filed Monday for re-elec- lion lo positions on the board of Imstecs of Victoria College, ac- cording to an announcement by Winston Zirjacks, board prcsi- The election is et i A 's necessary for me in IS any lengthy statement total easily above In addition, the assessor-col- lector reported, an undeter- mined number of poll tax re- ceipts have been issued by sev- eral special deputies who have yet to turn in their reports. in In I960, when the previous records were set in the last presidential election year, Vic- toria County issued poll tax receipts. Exemption certi- ficates to over-age voters, first voters, and others exempted from payment of the tax with- in the city of Victoria increased this lolal to Other ex- emptions in rural areas of Ihe county outside the city, where no cerlificate is required, were estimated to raise Ihis tolal to just below Using the same estimate on exemptions outside of Ihe cily, with the number of poll taxes and exemptions inside the cily, all indications are that Victoria County's voting strength for ...ui...I, IMIJIICL of the various public of the Senate internal sc- school districls in the county jcunty subcommittee, all run-f Zirjacks said (he deadline for 1 (See RACE, Page S) am qualified for Ihe job and I am offering Riders At York town i'ho vVS Trail ni n Snow Blocks Hightvays In Panhandle Blizzard my services, and all loria College president's in Ihe campus administration building. Trustees arc elected for six-year terms. Dr. Monlier, board secretary, (Sec BOARD, Page 8) 1061 will be al least Nothing Stiirlling Meanwhile; Miss Lorraine Voigl, secretary of thc Victoria Counly Democratic Executive Committee, reported no startl- ing last-minute filings for ma- jor counly oEfices. The most spirited contest fac- ing county voters appears to be [he race between Sheriff M. M. Marshall and his former chief deputy, Doran Cornelius, who (See COUNTY, Page 8) "ft zard-like conditions in the fs handle and dripping in North Centra! LE v'fcm hif'- inin ihn M Schools in the Hereford area into the stale Mo.i- milcs Mrs. n. N. Duckelt busylcarly Monday l aas an morninfi on the THE WEATHER Welder Junior High School, Cloudy skies, drizzle a n d Galaxy Review, Friday, Feb. mushy ground has been adding p.m. al thc school, under an extra bit of ruggedness lo the sponsorship of thc PTA the 122-mile, five-day trip lo t'arlclon Speck being extra San Antonio, cheerful since the day was! The riders were scheduled to gloomy and Hill Safars DeWill County's oldest lo El Campo Bob (own at 7 a.m. ere piling snowdrifts h I nlHimllp arna I Wednesday. Las hoping for n warming trend in the weather and Mrs. ji. II. Clinics concurring and looking forward to sunshine and spring Jniucs K. McCoy having (o stop his winter fertilizing proj- ecl because of rain and Tuesday for the third day's ride to Denlinwken. Entertainment al Yorklown included a free dance at the Community Hall. Al noon Tues- day, (hoy will arrive al Gillett for a lunch slop. bfenixi conditions whipping winds were piling snowdrifts h the Panhandle area. Some ice and snow was reported in the Childress district, and from onc to four inches of snow hit Ihe Uibbock area. The Highway De- partment said its snow plows were keeping roads open. Laic Monday night, the Am week, weather permitting ft. McCombs, county agent, announcing the postponement of tho burrow builder demonslra a program for the riders at Dcnhawken, a (own given its name by a rural mail carrier, Jesse Burris, who constructed it out of (he names Denmark, Hawk and Rleenken, three Moscatclll nnd L. G. Halcpaskn farms. U was lo bnve been held (oday, nawK mccnKcn Inrcc (Ion for gopher control until next mcn who gave Inml for a oen- Tucsday, Feb. II, al the Charlie cral store, cotton gin and black- I. HnlnnncL'n pi..... smith shop. The riders will venlurc to St. iledwig Wednesday. northwest of Lubbock, turned out early so buses could make it home with children. New Mexi- co buses in the Muleshoe area were running more than seven hours late. At the same time, a band of scattered showers and thuncttr- In Laic Filing Last-minute filings Monday storms, 50 to stretched from fiO wide, asirmal rain uom rnllcs nortn- JK rainiwcst of Brcckcnridgc to Nocona. Cloudy with and scattered Tuesday and Wednesday.' cooler Tuesday night centered five 15 miles north- Develops WO HOPE? Connally Saw Shot Strike JFK in Head AUSTIN, Tex. of assassinating Ihe Pres- in the Democratic Primary in-jwoundcd by the second of fired the fatal shots, eluded a puzzler involving local [shots (rom a sniper's rifle, Gov.! Thc governor also said since attorney Manuel Vclasco. Connally said Monday he the assassination, "I've received Miss Lorraine Voigt, sccre-jwas alert eno'ugh Nov. 22 to re-Jletters that blamed me for not lary of (he Victoria County alize immediately an attemptiprolccting the President...for nol Democralic Executive Cnmmil- was being made to assassinate handling the Secret Service pro- tee, said Velasco paid his filing President Kennedy. fee for "Justice of the Pence, a in tection "better." e ence, Connally, shot through Ihe: Other letters have revealed, Commissioners Precinct l.jchest and lying on his side iniConnally said, that the attitude the same car with the President, jot people who at first partially Place 2." i m, i LAI i; Ui ,T J northeast Hamilton. Both rain areas were winds 12 (o 22 m.p.h. northeastward at be- lucsday tcmperalurcs: low. 40 and 45 miles per hour, high, SS. .South Central Texas: Cloudy with occasional rain Tuesday and east Wednesday. Colder wcsl Tuesday and and mnu immilciy luu i ..v.jvuij m.u itnii arillo Globe-News reported that'solllri Tuesday nighl and Wcd- U.S. no wns closed west of Am-jnesclny- Highest Tuesday 56-62. arillo and (hat U.S. (17 was! Monday: Low, closed between Dnlhnrt and'55: ''igh, 60. Hartley. j Hainfall Monday: .06 inch. All motels along heavily trav- Total for year: 2.12 inches. U.S, were jammed wilh' Tides (Port avacn Porl stranded motorisls. Snow flurries ancl freezing temperatures were expected to drive into North Central Texas (hiring the niglit with colder air pushing into Southeast Texas Tuesday. Up to five inches of snow was reported at T'ampa and Here- ford early Monday night with drifts up lo four feel deep in llic Rice alhletes trying to make the Lubbock tndooi1 Meet at Lubbock were unable to got a plane out of Houston because of icing conditions in the South Plains. Officials went ahead with plans for (he meet, how- ever, because most of the ath- letes had arrived before the weather worsened Monday. Snow fell at midaflcrnoon at Dalhart, Amarillo and Lubbock, Both Aliss Voigt and County Judge Wayne Ilartman were uncertain that such a position exisls. but Miss Voigl said Ve- lasco (old her he had checked and found the post (o he avail- able. In other late filings, Wesley E. Rich filed for drainage com- missioner in Precinct 4, and three persons entered constable races. Victor Alkek, owner of Vic- toria Packers, filed lor con- stable of Precincl 1. Already In O'Connor Highs at weather bureau said. a.m. and p.m. nnd lows at: 1'Rtcr, weather men said an al- p.m. Tuesday and a.m.imost stationery front stretched n Fieri lalnnff n linn frrtrrt KfinUUn Wednesday. along a line from near Wichita Harometric pressure nt to 'be Big Bend Country. Snow and blowing snow were reported along and northwest of a line from Midland to about 40 miles north of Childress while Sunset Tuesday, sunrise Wednesday, Tina uuonnati Iroin llic U.S Vlclorl.i OHlct bnKcd on dntu Wonlhcr acik.ii; >iiui uit; i L voiuuill, (ui jjuupit; >yiiu m IIL31 said he was still conscious andjhought (he city of Dallas was saw (he third and falal shot responsible for Kennedy's death, slrike Ihe President in the head, is changing gradually. Connally said he heard the: lie said, however, "II may first shot, turned quickly to well lake a decade to erase the check on the President, then felt a blow "like a short jab to last remnants of blame." The assassination was also the back" and slumped over asilhc subject of a discussion by his wife frantically tried to cov-'tnrce veteran er him. j Robert H. Johnson Jr., chief of Associated Press bureau in, Felix McKnight, execu- I saw the effects of the third {The shol to Ihe I assumed then there was no hope for Connally said of Kennedy. this race arc A. J. Weaver ofj "I thought I had been killed tive editor of Ihe Dallas Times Herald and Tom Simmons, as- sistant managing editor of the Dallas Morning News nioominglon and Deputy he said. Johnson" not until JO'ler at the The governor's remarks cameJMonday afternoon when Ken- counly jail. Joe Price of Route 1 filed during a qucslion-and-answer for session a( (he annual meeting constable of Precinct 2. Having of the Texas Associated Press filnrl fnr Ihlc nrict previously filed for (his post are Frank Hayes and E. C. Mueller Jr. J. E. Hcmperlcy, B special deputy sheriff, filed for con stable of Precincl 3. No other .-.uujii! (n iTccmci ;j. INO omct ram ami drizzle covered much candidates had 'announced foi (so Vvejliicr SNOW, Tuge 8) ilhis post. naging Editors and followed his delivery of a prepared speech to the editors. It was Connally's first public address since he was wounded. Connally said there is "cer- ned.. ..j days af- ter he was fatally shot-that he finally felt emotional impact from the President's death. "We felt we turned in our best effort on thc (assassination) Johnson said of The AP's work. McKnigbt said from Ihe first (ainly no question in my mind" word be bad of Ihe that Ue Harvey Oswald, ao- (Set CONNALLY, Page ;