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   Advocate (Newspaper) - February 6, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 272 TELEPHONE HI 8-H51 RECORD i Voting Strength I Lowered i It looked n little too good lo be true and It was, Victoria County Tax Assessor Collector H. Campbell Dodson reported Tuesday that an earlier report on poll tax payments for IBS'! had been found, on a closer check, to be nearly too high. The earlier report from the assessor-collector was that poll tax receipts had been issued, along with approximately exemption certifi- cates in the city of Victoria. The corrected figures, Dodson said, now show that poll lax receipts were issued, with the exemption certificates remaining about the same. This means that the county's potential voting strcnjjlli for the 1364 elections will be nearer to the original estimates of than to the inflated estimate of about It still remains a record-breaking figure for poll taxes in Victoria County, but only slightly above the receipts issued in the last presi- dential election year in 1960. Man Admits 11 Burglaries By JAMES SIMONS tier's Pharmacy and Victoria! Advocate Staff Writer (Medical Center, 1501 E, Red1 Thirteen charges were lodgedj River St., and Airline Profes- Wcdnesday against a 35-year- sional Building, 2202 Airline old Austin man who police saidjDoad, on Dec. 27. VICTORIA, TEXAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1964 Established 1315 Senate Drives Toward Fast Tax-Cut Approval has admitted burglarizing Hil- 36 Cubans Charged In Florida KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) charged with Wednesday night. A guard consisting of police, shore patrolmen, conservation board officers and sheriffs of- ficers was placed around Mon- roe County Jail. The U.S. government, which released the men to the state after queslioning them three days, was reported trying to arrange for counsel through the Cvech Embassy in Washington, money taken. According Cross arrived which handles Cuban affairs in the United Stales. The Cubans' four boats were placed under custody of Ihe State Conservation Board. Anti-Caslro exiles started a noisy demonstration, hut and lefl drowned out hy aflc1' checking music. .local buildings to Police said Clarence T. Cross has admilted breaking into II Victoria e s t ablishmcnls, in- cluding 10 doctors' offices and one pharmacy, and making unsuccessful tries at Airline Coiffures, 2204 Airline Road.i and Tplah's Pharmacy, 3402' Ben Wilson Road. City Dcleclives Donald Mor- row and Jesse Ramirez obtained a signed confession from Cross Tuesday after v i _ ....._._ LICENSE TIME Mary Lou Pena, whcTI's" ployed in the office of Tax Assessor-Collector H. Campbell Dodson, sils on a stack of boxes contain- ing part of Ihe more than vehicle license plates expected to be issued before April 1. 'Hie of- fice had issued plates through Tuesday. She holds one of the 1964 plates, which are black with white letters and numerals. iVeliicle License Sale Under Way Sale of motor vehicle license plates was well ciav in the 26 Cents Civil flights Ferguson Files Key Issues 1 Supporters Win Bout Acconuxlalions Section Strong WASHINGTON (AP) The' House retained a strong public accommodations section in the civil rights bill Wednesday night after beating back a dozen at- tempts lo weaken it. The final effort by opponents, an attempt to limit sharply the coverage of the provision, was defeated on a standing vole of 153-68. That left nearly intact what Vegro leaders regard as the leart of the omnibus civil rights Dill. And H provided the biparti- san coalition supporting it with a smashing victory. Bar Discrimination The public accommodations section would bar hotels, motels, restaurants, movies and other places serving the public from discriminating against three For Re-Election C. M. Ferguson, a former vicc-prcsidcnl of the g r o u p, filed Wednesday for a second three-year term in Place 7 on the hoard of trustees of Victo- ria Independent School District subject to the April 4 election. Ferguson became the second candidate to file, Thomas Tighc having announced last Saturday that he would be a candidate for the place being vacated by Trustee Joe B. Mil- am at the end of the present term. Neither candidate as yel has an opponent, with the filing deadline still a month away on March 5. Trustee Grady Yarbrough, the other member whose term expires this year, has made no announcement of his plans. In filing for re-election Fer- guson described the last three years as "a rewarding expert- c encc" for him on the board, U A1> l and expressed a desire lo con- tinue on....... Withstand GOP Attack Excise Levies Survive Vote WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate gave the administration a clean sweep on all key issues in the tax-cut bill by refusing Wednesday to re- peal excise taxes on jewelry, handbags, cosmetics and furs. Even on lesser issues, the ad- ministration's batting average was high as the Senate drove toward quick passage of this lop priority legislation, How- ever, there could be reverses in the final voting or in working out Senate and House differ- ences in a conference commit- tee. Hairline Vote The vote against a Republi- can effort to repeal the excise taxes was on a 48-45 hairline, ith Democratic leaders scram- ing to soften its various provi- sions but the major attack was made by Rep. George Header, R-Mich., who sought lo scrap the entire provision for a much narrower one of his own. Under Meader's proposal only facilities on, or advertised along, interstate or primary highways would have heen covered. Hej d a desire to con- The owner of Ferguson's Town W1.UI Democratic leaders scrarn- hoard and see the'and Country Drug Store stepped bling for Many Demo- if programs nowjup lo the school board in 1961 crats "eld back until tne last an ounry rug ore seppe of programs now up to the school board in Vo FERGUSON. Page n) _week after Tax from nearbvTatesville Tax Assessor-Collector H. Campbell Dodson re- Gatesullc after "jpoiied a supply of passenger automobile plates Turn Back Threats The vote on Meadcr's amend- Cross has admitted approxi- mately 100 burglaries in 18 Texas cities, including tJlHill y OlViCS Gatcsville, Bryan and _ police said. i p! f A As In Victoria, all burglaries Tr admitted by Cross have in- volved drug stores and doctors ami dcnlisfs offices with only needed. Two senators who originally announced "yes" votes, Vance R. Harlkq, D-lnd., and Clair En- gle, D-Calif., switched to "no" before Ihe voting closed. Several other Democrats who had ex- pressed sympathy for the repeal voted "no" the [irst time when it became clear their help was ineeded by the leadership. MON1GOMERY, Ala. (AP) A Justice Depart- Withdrawal Democratic vLeader Alabama School Showdown Looms minute to see if their votes were iu. tk i f i u uaiiue; attorney asked a federal court Wednesday night Mansfield of enjoin Notasulga Mayor James M. Rea from block- ing the admission of six Negro students to Macon aeam- County High School. Mike Montana voted but af- Justice attorney John Dear filed is turned back all major! [threats. The Southerners, victory by slightly ITlcllly is filled. A lotal of automobile r___ in Victoria County in By Riders vnij n ggy TfiQ for house ,vumu uan racial JL11. i cl narcotics, being (lle to local police iwarm i jp gtiitiui jjuuijc, oasea on tneial tmuw 10 p.m. on the night of members of the Six Flags "ease would indicate thai of Congress to regu-ldrifts Wednesday as traffic once burglaries and lefl an Hide pushed into San Hed- wel1 abnve interstate commerce. began lo craivl despite u 'he six pfrom 14 Democrats. The back Wednesday oil a Southerner not among the fre ordinance an hour; Trail Hide pushed into San Hed- over the wig an hour ahead of ..-.....____...... be p.m. Wednesday. "V3 plate in which dis-ithe five-state storm. iiuimbers for Victoria County crimination is required by state! At least eight deaths in Texas playing rock 'n' roll music. o i ,u M- r> US. authorities released the He then lefl the After camping over night. men to Florida afler dctcrmin- returned at 2 a.m., firstjgroup will make the final I0 KH they violated no federal law m-eaking inlo the Red Rivcrjmile ride into San A n t o n i except "fishing in U.S. waters, store and the ad-JThursday (o join up with olheri -_ In addition, it would cover highways still closed by ing. n e a-ursay o on up with other ,n which carries no penalty. !joining doctors offices, then the trail riders at Ihe Big 4 e] two Ainine buildings, and theniStop on U.S Highway 90. From f.-o into Totah' Two of the 38 Cubans on the I1 four fishing boals defected and into Totah's. were granted asylum after in- terrogation by immigration au- cqrding to police, Cross parked] and trail thorities in Miami. ;his car in residential areas to meet. Winds of Fortune 'walked two blocks to thc build-' Wednesday n One of them said, "A wind of; ings fortune blew us into American into thc (Sec M cqrdmg to police, Cross parked! and trail riders are ex- the c osc S hmmpw IIK; r-nr in InC CLOSC 01 DUSlnCSS lUCS- day, a total of plates for night the trail 11904 had been issued in the two ---o--- JKIU issueu in me iwo I ifiders were entertained at a nav: thpv havo hoon v- pair of channel lock and dance in Ihe SdS? S in the including a liltie It) Ipassenger plates. over (Sec BILL, Page 11) Today's Chuckle When our forefatliers dis- covered this country, the In- dians were runnuiR it. There were no taxes. Tliere was no debt. The women did all the work. and our fore- fathers thought they could improve on a system like that. and New Mexico were blamed on the snowstorm, four in each New Mexico National _....... was called out to "pre- vent loss of life and property" and two eastern New Mexico counties were declared emer- by Gov. Jack stale. The Guard which limits the number of stu dents occupying the school build :ig- Doai-'s petition also asked that the court restrain "all of those in active concert or participa- tion" with the mayor. Thc attorney contended Rae turned the students away "be- cause of their race and color and for the purpose of prevent- ing the carrying out of the or- ders of this court." At nearby Shorter High, six Negroes were admitted 48 Democrats against it was Sen. Albert Gore of Tennessee. Same Margin The three-vote difference was the seme margin by which the administration was victorious Tuesday on two other key is- sues. It beat out then 47-44 an effort to knock out House repeal of the stock dividend credit and defeated 48-45 a move to give special la.x deductions to par- ents with children in college. The 10 per cent excise taxes at the retail level were imposed in World War If and repeated efforts to repeal them in recent Victorian Prepares for Service vancc plans for the local club Feb. [l........... club shoot Feb. 22. By TOM E Advocate Staff Writer You might describe 23-year- as a man Possessor of a new shoot lrcb. lf> and the .Mrs.! -so'ciice degree m club shoot Feb. 22. .Mrs.. oegree in U. I.. Keller reminding engineering from eslcd persons of the Epsilon ,A. Sigma Alpha Sorority benefit !'V'S sct slSh.ls, bunco party tonight allTanganyika and hvo years of Town Hall. .llrurv Hoclli roatlbiiilding with explaining that (he Trinity l.u- lhwh Ih" f v .1 Why thc Peace Corps? Young n J. Tliurmnn of gelling slou'Cfl down with some broken toes. .diaries Mallory of Dallas, more recently from Victoria, ami Giimcr ol Fort Worth, taking lime out for lunch while here on a bus- iness trip. .Melvin Schcrer in Rood mood about Ihe weather .lierlha Griffith just natural- ly suspicious of a weight- less box, which contained Iwo (louglinuLs. .11. G. Alhrrchl al- ways willing lo help, especial- ly if he's asked. .E. Mi Schmidt of Upper Mission Val- ley Road reporting the coun- try in good shape as a result of the rains. .Dr. F. L. Duck- Worth, refusing politely, to dine with some 30 Pink Lmlics in thc hospital cafeteria, and fliiietly seeking n place down the hall. Polk abed at Citizens Hospital from Ihe flu. recovering "Throughout high school and college f have heen active in Newman Cluh, an organization for Catholic students. I had hoped lo find a place in (he Church missionary program, but I have been unable lo find any engineering-related position. I like engineering and thai is what I would like lo work al, but my primary motivation is Chrislian service. "The Peace Corps offers me an opportunity to work at botli." Weber altendcd Victoria High School where he was an honor student and two-lime winner of the Interseholaslic League dis- Iricf mile competition in track, in 105fi and 1959. He went on to Victoria College where he was a member of Phi Thela Kappa scholastic honor sociely, and then lo Texas Al College Station he served as chairman ot the South Tex- that he has not yet been ac- cepted for (he Peace Corps. "If I make out all American University, gency areas _ Campbell. [other The Texas Highway resistance Thc 12 ran i. _, ment said several Panhandle nils were ordered'in In Ih lyears have fai'ed. It was esti highways remained bv federal court after Ehcm ollt woutd Wednesday night by deep drifts .5, after a add or more lo the Others were open to only a SENATE, Page 11) gle lane of traffic, (he deparl-l ment said. Most farm were not expected to be open- unli! Thursday. j Closed in Texas were U.S. 87 between Dumas and Hartley, Texas 354 between Channing and the point il intersects U.S. cal condilonin and ra B.nrf tme" r" M come home, said. major part of East Africa in- cluding Tanganyika, while at clear to the same time being carefullyirfav anA coached on facets of American1 warmer ThurS historv and I. and as Province of Newman Clubs during 1902-03 and was presi- dent of the campus Society of Mechanical Engineers during Ills senior year. He was grad- uated In January. (Arfvoe.lta Phofo) HOWARD WEB KB A Muddy Road in Africa. only, and Weber emphasizes 287, and Texas 70 from Pampa lo Perry Ion. i I" Nflw Mexico, snow plows I betwecn M Opening Performance Of 'Hay Fever' Hailed J HAY FICVICU, a comedy In Ilireo by Noel Coward. Presented liy r-' "y .nd, "lc rescuccl wcre rcPorted! 1JlCillre, al j that people and c further in condition and were lajj-i Pcrfo r m a n c c s not homogenous. M Cn 5' "T8" al i eucsls. of aid. .m. ami Sund in a country outside Boston with four unsuspecting and characters are en to Vaugh... Ncw Mexico Stale Police sa-.n With his academic and alh-the plows had to smash through! itic baekornimrf if annnarc reach 1 p.m. ami Sunday at 2 p.m. hy Charles McCally. course, are two males and Iwo females who i'ivms iiau tosmasn through "........J ;have heen invited for thp week- JW03" m: 2Woot 'trifls to reach ihei -inv 'end, but individually, by mem- ikely thai young Weber will High winds blew the' L r H bers of the Bliss family, to quahfy m either training pro-snow across Ihe -lO-mile stretch L, C husky boxer T American University .J WKAT..HB. .-age in S, THE w major part of East Africa really love each other. voung memher of t ,c i projecting by Ed le frail of jnvjtcri by Sorel Bli-s ,tf n.r b, And Virginia G. Howard, in for American democracy. He was chosen for considera- tion for Ihe work in Tanganyika because of thai newly inde- pendent nation's desperate need On March 1 he will enter pre- liminary training for Peace Corps assignment at American University in Washington, D. 0. LUUUI LOU rutumems 01 This is a cmallficalion course engineering. But if he gels the for belter roads. "I'll either be leaching Tan- ganyikan students or actual! working with road-b u i I ti- ing crews, I don't know which just Weber said. He hopes to get one of two teaching assignments available, in which he would he working with nntive students with an average fllh grade education and teaching them the rudiments of (See VICTOKIAN, I'njfe 11) m.ph. Thursday night and Gene Bell and Bobbe Jo Han-' And, GA in I'riday. Expected T h u r s at the curtain call Thcv lllc rolc of Jackle Coryton, takes T i i "vj f rnm I- a fairly simple formula to pro- The Bliss lamily lives In a O'Connor 'nrmV ilioh" dllce in Fevcr" one of wonderful world of make-believe pn, Thursday.' low a r n Wl which they occasionally p.m. imrsaay. low at Take an aeme. murh-rniirnd alterant lo pscAnc hv inxiiini a.m. Friday. at Take an aging, much-retircd.altempt lo escape by inviting taclrcss and her writer husband, 'weekend guests of pronounced tacrcss an er wrter usband, weeen guests o pronounce vel Tin P portrayed by Miss Belt and normality, but they' are incx tricably bound to each other in rise Friday Thiirnian rn c "cn''y DcFofd in this case.......-v u uiiiTMiay b.ji. sum-Give them two brallish web of genetic and environ drcn, in this case Miss eccentricily, In Ihe end, it is the guests (Sco PLAY, II) Inlonnatlon baled on data Wcalhtr Burc.u l Inn ,Jn> j Mix well on a rainy weekend   

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