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Advocate (Newspaper) - February 11, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 277 HI VICTORIA, TEXAS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1964 Established 12 Cents Dems Reject Velasco Bid For JP Post Executive Panel Sets Fees Of Candidates in Primary By ROY GIUMES Advocate Staff The Victoria County Democratic Executive Com- mittee sol party primary filing fees for candidates at a base rate of seven per cent of the annual salary of the office being sought in a meeting Monday which also rejected an attempt by a candidate lo file for an office which county officials have claimed does not exist. By a secret vote of 11 to 2, ie executive committee denied place on thc ballot to Manuel elasco, Victoria attorney, who i ad filed an application as a indidnlc for Juslice of lhe eace, Commissioners Precinct Place 2. Tho aciion was taken after elasco had argued his case eforc the committee, and afler Democratic County Chairman B. Malletle had read Local GOP Plans Busy The Victoria Counly Republi- can Executive Committee pledged vigorous and active participation In all phases of local political activities at its annual meeting Monday night. In n statement written by Counly Chairman Dean Truman and adopted by the committee, Ihe local GOP leaders cited their rapid growlh in recent years and promised bigger things for thc future. Here is the resolution: "The two-parly system is coming to Victoria. Two years ago there were no local Repub lican candidates. This year we have. five. In 1966 we can as- sure you lhat there will be even more. Show Faults "The events of last week show clearly the faults of the single party system that has ruled Texas for too many years week Texans who vole in the Democrat primary were denied the right to make a clear choice for their Senatoria candidate by [lie dictatorial ac- iion ot a man who is more con cerned in maintaining his own position of power than he is in lhe interests of the people o: our slate. "This will cause serious con cern to alt thinking Texans. We welcome all Tc.xas volers who wish to declare their independ encc from Washington domina lion to vole in our primary and to take part in all of our partj activities. Pnrly ot People "The Republican Parly o Texas is the party of lhe peo pic, not of politicians. Those o us now active in party activi lies will work lo keep it fha way." In other aciion at the brie meeting Ihe committee agree; lo assess each of lhe candidates involved in local elections lo help offset the cost of the primary. All lhe candidates (Sec CIOI', Page 7) Father Victor Goerlz spend ing a few weeks with his broth er, Falhcr Alois (lorrtz, pasto of Our Lady of Lourde.s Church following major surgery. T1'. J. Krenck explaining he ha his own technique for gucssin the topic of a group's eonversa lion. .the Alherl Harrison cclebraling the arrival of thei l-tlh grandchild, Kyle Albrcchl at Baptist Memorial Hospita Sunday. The parents are t h fiawlcy Alhrcchts. .lUrs. Rog rr Sparkman, the former Jicinold, flying by jcl Sunda to Augsburg, Germany lo joi her husband, Pfc. Sparkman. The V. T. Giiyes spending th day in Fort Polk, La., to sc their son. .the Alonroc Kov ATS and also (he ,l.ikc Schlein in San Antonio for the Sloe Show and Rodeo. .Miss Fanni Thomas anil Mrs. Jim I'icke ing busy with preparations (o Ihe SI. Mary's Allar Soeiel Card Parly today, p.m. a St. Mary's Hall. .The Joli Slnlcups of Dallas in town fo n brief visit. .Arthur Frank gelling fishing fever on a bcai tifiil "spring" day. .Mario Docsdwctlcr getting in som practice on crossword puzzle in an off moment. .Kennel Hcistcr having a health argument on topics of rural an surhurban areas. .Hurry Rt1 ers losing the fumbling contc. for coffee lo Red Miller. Jolin Slockbnucr Jr. nil smile on the first dny of the week. n. McComhs reminding i lerestcd farmers of the secon study on Ihe systemic mctlio of cotton insect control for p.m. tonight, CPL, Auditorium Local Teachers Voted New Plan on Salaries xcerpls from opinions by the ttorney general of Texas liold- ng adversely In similar cir- umstances. Budget The committee adopted budget for the 1964 Demo-i ratic primary elections, pre- arcd by Secretary Lorraine! oigl, and figured that their' ssesstnents against candidates] 'ould amount to if all andidates pay the filing fees. he fees for district offices pro-rated according to the umber of counties involved (AP Pholo) LOVE PUEVA1LS Princess Irene, 24, of Nether- lands and the man for whom she gave up rights as second in succession lo the throne, Spanish Prince Don Carlos Bourbon Parma, are shown at Dutch palace. They received blessing Monday Prime Minister and were warmly cheered by Hol- landers in tour of canals, thus calming a week- long crisis of sorts. And to make it official, the prince gave the recent Catholic convert an en- gagement ring. Civil Rights Bill Passed in House WASHINGTON (AP) The House passed a civil nd the number of candidatesirights bill Monday night which President Johnson said 'mS- an historic step forward for the cause of human As listed by Miss Voigt, theldignilv jn America." ces for the various offices fol-l -r ow: For Congress, For Judge, 24lh District1 'ourl, j For Judge, 135lh District :ourt, For Dislrict Attorney, For County Attorney, ?S30. Commissioner Fees For Sheriff, For Counly Commissioners, "recinct 1 and Precinct 3, For Consloble, all precincts, 1. measure, now faces a long, stormy trip Ferguson Charges Conflict of Interest By PAT WITTK Advocate Staff Writer A new system of adjusting Isalary increments for teachers Election Step Taken By Comity Paving OKV1; .Jaycees Aided The Victoria County C o m- inissioners Court appointed pre- cinct presiding judges and as- sistants for lhe November gen- eral election Monday and then, look steps to comply wilh the] Texas election code by provid-1 ing the prescribed number of secret voting booths for all pre- cinct polling places. A letter from Republican County Chairman Dean requesting the appointment of Republican election officials in 10 precincts, reached the com-1 missioners court meeting short-i ly after the order appointing the presiding judges had been entered. County Judge Wayne t man said lhe letter was Feb. 6, bill it was postmarked Feb. 7 and was not received by him until the court was in ses- Victoria insurance man, .Mon-lthomas J. Tighe has filed for sion Monday. He said the judges (iay (ol. rc.eleetioii lo1 Place 5, vacated recently by had already been.appointed by 6 on (Ilc victoria Joe B. Milam. that lime, but indicated School District's Board Here is Yarbrough's stale- efforts would be made later to of Trustees 'merit work m as many as possible of Yarbrounh is unopposed for "ServinE as nne of the trus- the Republican eection off c as inr Ju t-omipciprf poiiiion. ueadime lor tiunK (ccs Of tne school board during ranutsira. ,ln lhe Apnl 4 eiectlon is past three years has been whose wives are teachers in the school district. "There is nothing personal in Ferguson said. "But don't think it's a good idea approved Monday by board members lostake of Trustees of lhe a vole like this when there jloria Independent School Dis-jis a conllicl of interest." Uriel, despite charges of con-j The new system docs not 'diet ot interest by one represent a raise for member. j teachers, but rather a means of Trustee C. M. Ferguson lhe process of the the charge, and abstained increments they have [voting on the motion. The received in the past. For some i measure was approved on wi" tllat they vole. iw'" reach (he maximum salary [provided fay the school district al a faster rate. Ferguson wa? apparently re-i ferring lo Trustee George Shields and Robert Gerrard, files ui ueeni dHja-For Re-Election Gradv yarbrough, 45-year-old guson has filed for Place 7, and requested. Two Models Only one Republican presiding judge was named It will cost the school district an additional during the next years, although lhat cost will be offset aflcr lhat period, since teachers will have already earned lhe increments by then. Holli Object Both Shields and Gerrard ob- jected vigorously to Ferguson's stalement. "I would like to point Gerrard said, Ibis is not a raise for the teachers." "Do you Ferguson asked, "lhat you will be belter off "I've been on this board two years Gerrard replied, "and this is the first lime some- Monday, Rev. through the Senate before it can become law, for Precinct 30, the polling---------- a most rewarding experience thing like this has ever come ,_ He is the third lo file for the Working for a belter education- "P-" by lhe court'three positions at stake m the svstcm for an the students j At another point, Shields Nathaniel H. election. Incumbent C. M. For-whether college bound or nnl-jsaid: For Commissioner, Drainage the aim-iff "e Missi C_' As Ship Sunk By Carrier SYDNEY, Australia grant the federal government unprecedented new powers to combat racial discrimination. The bill passed Ihe House by a 200 lo 130 roll-call vote, with place for which is al Our Savior Lutheran Church. I The 1064 budget for the coun-i ty includes an item of for the purchase of ;providing additional class "Fergy's got me concerned. 152 Democrats and 138 Republi- cans voting for it, and 96 Dem- ocrats and 34 Republicans vot- ing against it. b' Johnson issued a statement amount. jas needed in a vast construction program: improving teach- er pay and progression sched- enlarging the athletic pro- grams lor both organized and in- intramural sporls without an in- crease in (axes, arc not easy tasks. "Those accomplishments have for a lower! PORT Coun-'110' by any one board I Lavaca _. ax Inequity booths, but County Clerk Val Hu-1. var showed the court two models 8 .1 11 J of collapsible booths with ICIL A hich he said, Survivors of Ihe sunken tlie months of hard The court authorized the coun- oil Monday hoard' n brief- or lhe entire board for lian destroyer Voyager meri will in Do you ttiink we should abstain on this too? 1 don't want any reflection on the board or on me." Decided By Each Trustee Cotide Anderson re- plied: "This Question of a conflict of inlerest musl be decided by each individual. 1 certainly District No. 2, For Commissioner, Drainage District No. 3, 536.40. For Commissioner, Drainage district No. 70 cents. The filing fees must be paid ty next Saturday to make the candidates eligible for a place m the Democratic primary bal- ot May 2. The commiltce's budget also will cover a run-off if one is necessry, and any amount left over after the elections will be refunded to he candidates on a pro-raled asis. The commiltce also named Is list of precinct election of- icials for the party primary elections, lhe list being approx- mately the same as lhe list by the county commissioners court which appears elsewhere n today's Advocate. The Dem- ocrats will have to appoint an- other presiding judge in Pre- cincl 30, svhere a Republican, lev. Nathaniel H. Kern, was amed by the commissioners Parlles bringing about "overwhelming passage" ot the Melbourne had sliced their ul-jbill tramodern pushbutton control, Takj cognjzance lho ship in two on training f. vers Monday. ;jn the m wjl) i Jonnsort said The navy said 103 officers and hope the same spirit of non- Imen were missing in Austra- partisanship will prevail there lia's worst peacetime maritime] to assure passage of this bill disaster and 216 of the Voyag-j cr's crew of 319 had been saved. The Melbourne, flag- ship of the Australian flesl, cut right through the Voyager's of- ficers quarters amidships, sur- vivors said, atirl only 6 of the 17 officers and midshipmen aboard were saved. The Voyager, Australia's first pushbutton destroyer, with guns fired and steering controlled by radar, was built in 1057. The Melbourne was also an up-to- the-minute ship. Newspapers were asking how two such vessels, equipped with I guaranteeing the fundamental rights of all Americans." j The House action, "coupled with lhe passage of the lax bill by the Senate during the past week, is testimony to how the Congress can act effectively to meet the issues facing our coun- Johnson said, A coalition put logeUier by (he House Democralic and Re- publican leaders drove lhe bill ty clerk to seek bids 01 frame model. The ma ers' list on these booths ing 145 needed by lhe ana for all precincts, would runislte Hcms intoiVISD system working together about Huvar told thoj [hc 7 dul ti [for a common goal. I am proud court, however, he that a purchase would reduce th materially. he was sure. A. KillR of victoria Ilavo thc opportunity to work in quantity, cngjncer niahwaviwlt1' a" lheso as a mem- is list price Department reviewed (he pro ol "Progress in Victoria is evi- abslaiued. It slilt would have carried, two lo nothing." "If it had been a Ger- rard said, "I would have ab- stained. Bui this is different." "I certainly wouldn't vote to Southerners, chopping off de- bate to speed the final vote. Passage came on the ninth day of debate and voting on 70 qualified voters in any pro-land, city. He also staled, in cx-i "u is a pleasure lo work with situation is from a legal slaticl- cinct. Republican counlv organ-'Paining a possible increase of rm-n who give free- Anderson said, "but I izations in some Texas citrs portion of SBD.UKI that their time and energy forjdo know that you two are per- hnve made an issue in demand- ing lhat this requirement be _ .._.., mel, and Huvar saitl the lawi clrancd and dial Hie to continue to serve is clear as to the county's area might il would be lhe expense betterment of the youth ofj fcctly qualified keeping Corporation 1) i I c hi Victoria, r consider it a school board m> gallon. community as a member of i elude needed drainage, School Board." past unyielding but outmanned The court awarded a low require a larger drain, i Yarbrough, u veteran msur- the sccing-eye of radar and all amendments, wilh the civil other safely devices, could col-jrights forces lurning back more lide in open seas in good [than 100 attempts lo weaken the 'sweeping, Id-part measure. Karlicr Opinions The chief point at issue in .he Velnsco case before the committee was whether a pro- vision in the Texas Constitution arbitrarily established two jus- ices of the peace for any jus- ice precinct which contained n city ot or more popula- ion, or whether affirmative iclion on the part of the county commissioners court was neces- sary to make the office of a second justice effective in such a precinct. Opinions in earlier cases for- warded to County Atty. Whay- land W. Kilgore by Asst. Ally. Gen. Mary K. Wall, based on a court of civil appeals ruling in a ease upheld by the Texas (See POST, Page 1) Houston Parents League Described for Local PTA Soviet Officer Defects lo U.S. WASHINGTON (AP) Yuri t. Nossenko, a Soviet secret po- lice officer, defected to and asked political asylum from the United Stales, the Stale Depart- ment reported Monday. Tho Slao Department refused to give details of Nosscnko's jot in llic secret police, but Kovie' sources in Geneva said heSvas a legal expert of the Soviet For cign Ministry and had special ized in disarmament for several years. fn Uiis posl, the sources said he had access to Soviet defense secrets and negotiating plan for the disarmament conference which resumed Ui Genvn Jan. 21. vealhcr. BJfUCK I'ATTON Advocate Slalf Wrilcr A thought-provoking talk by a Houston man Monday nighl Before the Grain Junior High ichoo! PTA sent numerous members home wondering about thc practicability of organizing a Parcnls League in Victoria. Thc speaker was J. S. Blan- lon, president of an oil com- pany. Blanlon and his wife serve as presidents of the Par- ents League of Houston, an organization formed last fall. The League, essentially, is an organization of parents who recommend certain rules to slow the social life of children, particularly in the lower grades, "For loo long if has been thought that She solution to the 'too much, too soon1 pattern was merely a mailer of in- ivilh lOlh, lllh and 12lh grade recommendalions included to- ;elher. For instance, parents of sixth graders are advised that school week, such as Sco of to Brannen Brothers! Ho estimated that both items VAIIBKOIJUII. I'age of Victoria for a pavinq proj- not involve more lhani ect at Citizens Memorial Hos- an additional making Today's Chuckle pital which will approximatelyian eslunatcd maximum of double Ihe parking space able at the hospital. Homer Bower asked if thi Judge Hartman also read aniwas an emlitaWe cosl for th- Hnm nn> i i v 11 I Hcmiiiiler on wall of wheel Home. Bower asked if a "One authorization from thc Fed- eral Aviation Agency for lhe! sale to Central Power and Light j -o. of the electrical distribu- :ion system at the Victoria County Airport "for The authorization was given with the restriction that the funds realized from the snlc could (See COUNCIL, 7) gfind collision could your whole day." :l to serve as icmbers. All To Benefit "It seems to Shields said, "that if 1 voted against this proposal from a purely ethical standpoint, it would hurl all the teachers in the district. If my wife would gain an ad- vantage through this that wasn't available lo someone else, Ihen 1 would abstain. But (Sec 1'LAX, Pagu 7) Vt Commissioners Set f ,llle j I ,'olicc in AlJions rmg on 1 ALIENS, Greece (AP) of students opposing an international peace force for room on Ihp proposed' cnuntv drainage, Club-swinging police drove J -c _ ._ j i: I I tin m U" ,.l- k. r -._ 000 for helping lo finish the en-1; lomework should lake priority piano lessons or tennis, are in- advisable. The sixth graders should be- come eighth graders before any ballroom dance instructions Too, along the social line, Blan- lon nolcd that daytime parties are preferred. "If bolh boys and girls are present, they should not be paired or evenly matched." "Dances, formal wear, cor- sages and dating are premature at this And incidentally, slumber parlies are not advised dividual families paying 'no' groups Oidcr rhan this. tlie proper Blanlon told his sizable audience. "We know now that Ihe isn't enough. "Today, there is hardly lime for n boy or girl to develop a set of personal values lo pre- pare him for the independence of college and later life." Blnnlon described how the league has drawn up a miner detailed set of recommenda lions for sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth giadc boys and girls, t- lilanton told his audience lhat the league has met with some disagreement, but noted that it currently has around mem- bers after being organized last fall. He noted thai lhe biggest prob- lem between parents and chil- dren in junior high age is fre- quently thc driving situation. "Some parents thai I know who have bccn staunchly (Sec PTA, I'nge. 7) Local Taxes 95 Per Cenl Jn provide an opportunity' f oV money led lo build an air- Partly cloudy Tuesday and Ihosc favoring thc location and Zwerjchke slated. j Tuesday nighl. Mostly cloudy Six .Mile area landowners and Deadline for acceptance of [Wednesday with a few widely Illinsp who are protostinp t h c "lc nli'sler plan for (he shoivcr.s. South lo ilocalinn lo prcsenl (heir to cosl of soiitheasl winds 8-IS m.p.h. A tolal of 95.58 per cenl preferences or objections.'wll'cl1 ttle county will pay half, peeled Tuesday temperalurrs: all Victoria County and slate The action followed an extended 90 days, 10, Low 78. laxcs had been collected before Port commiltee progress report days of which have already: Soulh Central Texas: Clear to penalties for delinquency hc-lmade by H. Xwerschke, Bon Hos well of Fort partly cloudy Tuesday with in- on'lV'orlh, of (lie Federal Aviatioii'Crea.sing cloudiness Tuesday -knowledges! the1 light and considerable cloud- came effective Feb. 1, Tax witl1 Craig Dickey on of (lie Fi sessor Collector II. Campbell lllc nf Commerce Air-'Agency, who acl Dodson reported Monday. Dodson said thai llic total of all taxes for 19G3 nmounlcd lo and of (his amount had been collected by Jan. 31. Penally and interest levied on delinquent taxes is ll-i per cent for February, per i porl Committee-. the Jan. 22 airporljinc-ss wilh a feu- showers likely staled lho committee wanted in; progress report meeting, staled [Wednesday. High Tuesday ijl-7-l. develop the site which could office made the first; Temperatures Monday: Low lie developed al llic least ex- i extension of the time element pense. 'but any further request would TJie silo, referred lo the Washington approximately four miles from :officc for consideration. the courthouse on Ihu Six Mill aid, has boon approved a: she to be developed at 'rnc bond election lo high 70. Tides (Porl Lavaca-Porl O'Connor Low at a.m. and p.m. High at -IMC p.m. and a.m. Wednesday. llic county's portion off' Barometric pressure at sen i ______ ___________ i :._ _ ____ 1 i cost was Approved in a Iwo- for March, 414 per cenl c.osi 0( KU, various- count in the Nov. April, six per cent tor May, 71i' s siles considered and1'1 dec-lion. per cent for June ami 11 pcr.olimiualcd the- county eiigin-. cent for July, leers wlio were awarded lhe con- Alloruey (leorge F. Rhodes, (Sen POUT, Page 7) i _ Sunset Tuesday Sunrise Wednesday Tills InTortnaUon b.iscd data I r o in (he U.S. llureau Vlclona ;