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Advocate (Newspaper) - February 12, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 278 TELEPHONE HI B-USJ LBJ Insists U.S. World Image High Informal Talk Ranges Widely WASHINGTON dent Johnson said Tuesday that Americana arc n much heloved people throughout Die world, "regardless of whal some of (he bellyachcrs say." The President conceded that the nation has problems in the world, hut he said that he had Been limes "ivhen the skies Were and "we cannot cxpcel to mash a hutlon and have our wishes carried out all over Ihis globe." "All we can do is expect to do what is righi, what is honorable, what is enlightened, and that we are doing." Offhand Talk Johnson ranged all over the world and over all sorts of sub- jects in an offhand 25-imnutc talk at the While House to 85 field officers of the Internal Revenue Service. The President wasn't identify- ing any and lie stuck to generalities. But some phases of his handling of foreign policy have come under attack from Sen. Barry Goldwalcr, H- Ariz., and former Vice President Richard M. Nixon, among oth- ers. Mentions Some Johnson mentioned sonic in- ternational problems: Panama, the downing of an American plane over East Germany, the arrest of Cuban fishermen off the Florida coast, the shutoff of water at Guantanamo Bay, the switching of governments in Soulh Viet Nam twice, the crea- tion of new governments in nearly half of the world's na- tions in the last three years. "All of these are distresses." Johnson said, "and from time lo lime you will hear alarmists and people who like lo jump on their government, people who like to criticize, people who find it quite impossible lo be affirm- ative and constructive. No Reason "They will join with some of our opponents, and they will be almost as much o! a problem as some of our other enemies. But that is no reason for us to lose hope or lo be concerned. The best way to treat them is lo jusl 'God forgive them for they know not what Ihey do.' Actually, ihe President said, "we are much beloved by people throughout the world. We arc respected, we are appreci atcd." VICTORIA, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1964 Established 1815 24 Cents Fiery Well Blast J Hurts 2 Workers WELL BOOMS IN Smoke, rock and slush erupt, from a wildcrit well on the Lowery Ranch about 10 miles south of Victoria Tuesday afternoon. A high pressure gas sand caused the well to blow out on fire Tuesday (Advocate Photo) morning. It did not die down until about 13 hours later, when it bridged over on its own. The well is designa- ted Lowery No. 1 and was being drilled for Palm Petroleum by McKenzie Drilling Co. Tair Trial' Views Sharply Divided DALLAS president .of Neirnan-Mai'cus department Johnson said that we will haveislorc and other leading citizens our differences, bul even in our testified Tuesday a fair trial in own country we don't see every- Dallas for Jack Ruby is unlikely thing alike. "If we fie said, "we'd all want the same wife and that Some of them said Dallas Is full of resentment against the would make a problem, wouldn't I killer of Lee Harvey Oswald, State Music Educators Elect Juiikin Band Director Fred Jimkin then Huby is Victoria High School was cent. .if Oswald was innocent of the assassination, (hen Ruby is guilty." elected president of the Texas Music Educator's Association Debris, Sand Flung High Over Field Hole 'Bridges' Afler 13 Hours By HENRY WOLFF JR. Advocate Staff Writer Two Victoria men were in- jured Tuesday morning when Lowery Bros. No. 1, a wildcat well about 10 miles south of lown, blew out on fire, Woodrow Marthiljohni, 51, and his son, Carl, 26, were admitted to De Tar Memorial Hospital. Both men suffered facial burns, and the younger man, wrist burns. They were reported "do- ing fine" Tuesday night. Drilling employes were mak- ing a trip, bringing pipe out of the hole, when the well erupted at a.m., spurting flames, smoke and debris high into the air. Bridged Over It was p.m. before the well bridged itself over, giving a quiet ending to an eventful day at the location. Burl McKenzie of McKenzie Drilling Co. of Corpus Chrisli, owners of the trailer rig, said Ihe well deplh of feet was apparently close to a high pres- sure sand. Pressure forced the gas free as the pipe was being pulled. McKenzie said a piece of rock striking (he pipe could have set the well on fire. Wailed All Day Workmen and company of- ficials stood by throughout the day, wailing for Ihe rig lo crumble, or the well to die down, so they could move in to control it. The rig, manufactured by Sky- lop Hig Co. of Victoria, stood its day-long lashing. The trail- er and engines were covered CONNALLY POLITICKING Critical Resolution Fails To Clear Union Debate ARLINGTON, Tex. executive board of the Texas AFL-CIO put off action Tuesday on a resolution stating Gov. John Connally sought a candi- date to oppose Sen. Ralph Yar- borough in the Democratic pri- mary. "The unity which had been sought in the Democratic Party in Texas has been shattered by this activity of Gov. the proposed resolution said, Stale AFL-CIO President Hank Brown read the proposal at a quarterly meeting of the board. As numerous board members sought recognition to speak, Brown said with a smile: you "I thought that would wake up." Brown recognized several board members and then sug- gested a coffee break before continuing the discussion. After the meeting reconvened, Brown said it appeared the best procedure would he to lay the proposal aside until COPE rec- ommendations are received. Roy Evans, state secretary- Among those who spoke there I treasurer, lold the conferees the was general agreement with the resolution had been discussed proposal. Some wanted an even stronger statement. Oihers sug- gested Ihe board wait for ommendations from the AFL-j Referring to a sentence stat- and revised several times and he supposed its wording could be changed again. CIO's Committee Education. A Harris County ooard mem- ber said some labor groups in his area did not want to endorse any candidate for governor in the Democratic Parly. Political ing "The board was shocked and dismayed at the spectacle of Gov. John Connolly openly seek- ing a candidate to oppos'e Sen. Yarborough in the Democratic Primary and at his major com- (See DEBATE. Page 5) Protested In Jackson Jaycees' Board To Study Funds Advocate Newt Service EDNA The spokesman for The Junior Chamber of Commerce hoard of di- rectors, which didn't know that Commissioners Court a group of Jackson County petitioned for funds in its behalf, will decide pie planning to build a home for, Wednesday evening what to do with the money, Presi- he aged in Edna said Tuesday 1 dent James Cumley said Tuesday. he group does not object to Dlans for a nursing home an-' nex to Ganado's Mauritz morial Hospital "but we do ob-j ject to its being done without 1CU1S any public notice." The spokesman also disagreed wilh the slatus of the project as described by County Judge Thedford Larkin. To Make Statement Judge Larkin told The Advo- cate that Ihe hospital board of managers plans to act on the A number of lesser-known cit- al ils recent in Hons-' rock, hospital pathologist, a nightclub columnist, a former part-time waitress in one of with several feet of mud and Ion. Seen From City Great Confidence Dotgla j accused assassin loln F- of President Tlicy said also pari-ume waitress in one of elation the past two years as Ruby's clubs, a drummer m an- Junkin has served the asso-i Throughout the day, as the convict- Ruby club among (hem- testified they thought il would be difficult or impossible trial him and a great feeling of se- Johnson said with smile. "I think that's the worst thine, I ever heard said about school children told President been cheered when Kennedy had people'' mm-der (rial should be moved we, su_d defense in an effort lo prove A "J and c rman the band division. Prior lo Ibis, he was one of the organizers of the concert band division. The association is composed of about public school and image as an upright city that lawyers could not find 12 men in this community of more than a million who would try him im- partially. three occasions, lie urged Ihe tax men lo follow the Golden (See LBJ, Page 5) ic leader, said he had "grave reservations" whether Ruby j could get a fair trial. Former Mayor Earlc Cabell, now a candidate for Congress, j confirmed be had said publicly dial "civic resentment" might influence a Dallas jury against Ruby. i Ben Henderson, an attorney, j I testified "Ruby cannot get a fair trial here because Lee Har- i'cv Oswald would have to be Dallas ts so anxious lo polish its! music inslnlclo''S- Junkin has been with the school system here the past 10 years, coming here after teach- ing at Teague and Tyler. He is a graduate of the Schricner In- stitute's high school and junior college. He received both his bachelor and master of music degrees from (he University of Texas. The convention was attended by several oilier music inslruc- tors of local public schools and Victoria College. Today's Chuckle Woman at political meet- ing: "I'm nol prejudiced at all. I'm here with a perfect- ly open and unbiased minil lo lislcn lo what I am con- vinced is pure rnhhish." well hole crumbled in, Ihe gey- ser of waler, smoke and debris would die down, only to erupt again with the noise of a freight train. After blowing for 13 hours it finally shut itself off. People as far away as Victoria report- ed seeing Ihe spurting smoke. McKenzie Drilling Co. was drilling the well for Palm Pe- troleum Co. of Corpus It is on the Lowery Ranch a short distance south of Colelo Creek and east of the Victoria- Refugio Highway. To Move Uig Hank Lyle, a division inlendenl for the pel firm, who was at the sit day, said the rig would prob ably be moved Wednesday. "We'll just have lo wait and see what we can do about the he said. Asked about plans for improvements on the Iwe- exhibit shed in Riverside Shape for Western Fete 6 Plans March 8 for Western to 14 began thing about that. The first "i knew was when I read it in the paper this morning." Appreciate Interest He said no request tor county funds had been authorized, but appreciate (lie interest of lakingi Ihe The board of direc- shape this week with (he an-ltors, he said, nouncement (hat a couple Wednesday evening lo decide issue of a nursing home annex will be given an expense paid whether we're going lo take the "later this and that he weekend at a dude raneh. i money and if so what to do would make a public announce-' Members of the sponsoring'with rnonl nn mcnt on Friday. The spokesman for the board of directors of Texana Home, the Edna project, said however that "they started work on it last week." This statement was expanded later to the effect that concrete covered walkways were being laid between the hospital unit and the former quarters for nurses at Mauritz Hospital, and that, the quarters was being "re- decorated" as a unit for care of tile aged. "Slipped Up" "I Ulink what happened is that the board of managers just act- ed without letting the court (Jackson County Commissioners Court, which has jurisdiction over the county hospital) know anything about the spokes- Jaycees met with representa-' Cumley said "it Is my under- lives of local merchant groupsi standing" that Louis Watson and the Victoria Chamber of Jr., livestock show superinten- Commerce Monday to plan ac- tivities for the special week. Ken Nathan of Ihe Chamber's Retail Merchants Council, an- nounced that the Mayan Dude Ranch at Bandera will provide! a weekend for the couple dent, had asked for the which Commissioners Court ap- propriated Monday. Watson said the mix-up came about Ihis way: "A number of rural people are interested in the show lected without charge. Theicarne to me and asked if the chamber will pay their trans-, Jaycees could enclose the south portation expenses. Each merchant member of the chamber will be able to par- ticipate in the contest to choose a winning couple. The winners will be selected at a drawing during the Victoria 4-H and end of the building. I told them that the Jaycees had a great deal of money tied up in the building at present, with a long-term repayment program, and that the club could not af- ford to spend any more money on it at this time. FFA Livestock Show, a Jay- "I suggested that the money Ijie merchants will also have to come from some ribbons available lo their cus- LBJ Signs Bill to Provide Greater Library Services .Hill Kciutrick, president of Ihe Victoria Farm and II a n c li Club, reminding members that proved innocent in ordeMo con- Uic meeting iU p.m. is at (he Navairo Restaurant, the former meeting guilty of killing President John New Cold Air not al place. Mrs. R. II. Hamilton getting in the moorl for spring i f> i Buddy Summers and Hill lil'IllgS l.lOUClS Ruddock, both on diets, finding happy recipient for t li c i r Ry 'IKE PRI'-SS A new Pacific cold front (Sec PLAN', Page 5) WASHINGTON libraries or improving or T_I. .__ -_ desserts at Rotary. lidgnrlmovccl eastward Tuesday 'o- Mueller of Fleming Prairie injwnrd the Texas Panhandle, 'causing an increase of clourti- town on business. Marvin I1' oss and son, Shawn, down- lown visiting friends. iMrs.j The new cold air mass was ex- pected to invade Northwest Tex- as during the night and spread across much of West and Ccn- Iral Texas by late Wednesday. Some showers are expected in O. Alwcll adding cheer to Ihe world in person or by tele- phone .Jack [loch checking the early morning traffic for a familiar face. Dr. C. Manlier getting his transporta- parts of tion repaired In time for his Southeast afternoon off, jusl in case the fish arc biting. Cecelia Mon- Soulh Texas, the const. Temperatures Central and mainly near stayed rather dez extending a helping hand cool. Amarillo and Dalharl, in lo remedy a crowded situation Mrs. l.ollic I.uder .shopping (or spring blossoms to bright- en Ihe homo until her flowers begin lo bloom outside. Richard and the Panhandle, had early morn- ing readings of 21 degrees, and that President Johnson signed T 11 e s (1 a y authorizes vastly ly stcpped-up federal aid for library services and offers new help for building libraries in populous rural areas as well as small towns. Johnson, in affixing his signa- jturc lo the S315-million Ihree- lyear program, told a gathering at (he White House (hern will be no occasion when he signs a bill with more pleasure. He called it "an act of nalion- al achievement" toward a goal of placing good libraries wilhin the reach of all people. "Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and Johnson said. He used 32 pens lo sign the bill and handed them to mem- bers of Congress, government officials, librarians, educators and others. Thr> expanded program will lhat the objection of his group! m i is that "we were allowed to gi merchant groups ahead with planning our project, buying the land and investing private capital when a county project was being planned to co- incide exactly with our an- nouncement." He said the Texana Home nev- er would have been planned if the project at Maurilz Hospital had been made known lo the public, but said that "we've gone too far now and can't back out." Contract for Texana Home, lo one commissioner." in the; Meanwhile, concern was ex- city have given (heir support [pressed in another area lo the special observance, and i coming the news story Tuesday .Mayor Kemper Williams Jr. islmorning which said the county (Sec BOARD, Page 5> 'INCREDIBLE MESS' freezing early in Uie day over the I b c heavy snow storm. By afternoon Andy I'cricdas on Ihe job lo rc-lAmnrillo warmed to -12 and the port a highway accident, (mercury readied 47 at DaDiart, Ihe mercury remained below be carried out under n match- ing formula Ihnt lakes Into ac- Ihe remains of Insl week's count the per cnpila income of each area allotted money. The two-way program pro- vides help to pay tor building improving or enlarging existing ones, and lo help pay for books, salaries, equipment and operat- ing expenses. TOE WEATHER Partly cloudy and a little warmer Wednesday and Wednes- day night. Thursday, mostly cloudy, will: occasional light rain. Southeasterly winds 10 to 20 m.p.h. Rxpecle'd Wednesday temperatures: Low JO, high fifl. Soulh Central Texas: Cloudy lo partly cloudy through Thurs- day with scatlercd showers, mostly Thursday. Temperatures Tuesday: High C3, low SO. Tides (Port Lavaca-Port O'Connor Lows al n.m, am! p.m., highs al p.m. and a.m. Thurs- day. Barometric level: 30.15. pressure at sea Sunset Wednesday sun- rise Thursday Tins iiilurinallon based on data from Ihe U.S Wcathti Bureau Victoria Office (Ell WeaUici Kliowhtre, rao U) lardi Gras Throng Breaks All Records ends next June 30, but separate legislation will be required first lo provide the money. The program includes mil- lion a year for library services and million a year for library construction, This compares to an authori- zation in the past of mil- lion a year for federal aid lo library services only, which was limilcd lo cities wilh popula tions of not more than The expanded program was recommended by the late Presi- dent John F, Kennedy a year ago as part of his omnibus ed- ucation bill. It was handled as separate legislation when sen- ators handling ediicalion bills decided to split the big measure into several parts. Sen. Jennings Randolph, D- W. Va., recalled that the bill was being discussed in the Sen- ate when news was received of Kennedy's assassination. Ran- dolph noted that Ihe late presi- dent's brother, Son. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., was presid- ing over the Senate al tha time. way na, was awarded by the board of directors Monday. The same day, representatives of Texana NEW (AP) _ The madness called Mardi Oras reached a feverish climax Tues-l lauranls. But bars did a rushing business. Mardi for Fat with revelers so thick they I Tuesday-is the celebration pre- Uuj, vi Home went before Commission- almos. 'hc parades, ceding Ihe austerity of Lent. ers Court to lodge its complaint, LAsf, lcf 4 In makine tik slnlnmont Tiicc. Called In making his statement Tues- day, Judge Larkin said that the matter of the nursing home unit was under consideralion "but I'm not at liberty lo discuss it in detail at this lime." He readily agreed to make a statement, probably on Friday, after the board of managers has met. Asst. Police Supt. A. A.i Festivities opened with King it the- erratic arrival, crowd in Mardi Gras history, i The once magnificent Nenro 'Too he sighed. [spectacle was but a weak echo Monsters, gorillas, kootch of former days. 11 has faded steadily under crilicism from dancers, devils, Indians, angels and other costumed celebralors swarmed the micllown area by 9 a.m. Negro civil-rights groups. The 23-float Hex parade was 1 followed by shout 110 other pa- Ry the time Rex, King of the the lot, the Mystic Krewe of Carnival, headed his fancy en-1 the lot, (tie Mystic tourage toward Canal Street, Theriot estimated "more than a Tno and liltle marching clubs thai GOP Candidate Defaults Fee A TTrriMKf K III ill AUSTIN (API-State Hepub-camo (orc Haiti Tdrtcji.., J t 4 hy fils and starts as police struggled lo keep open a narrow lane. The crush stopped the gaudy floats frequently. The marching unils and brassbnnds were in- rewe of Comus, hit [lie starting line as night fell. million persons were packed! Through the sunny day many along the route. areas along the parade route big parade lican day that Houston businessman Harry Diehl will not be listed as a candidate for governor on the primary election ballot be- cause he failed to pay his filing fee. filtrated from the sidelines. jcry. Tins means Jack nccr cans rallied and clal- Police had some of the atmosphere of a family picnic. Small fry in costumes were everywhere. The celebration picked up steam as Ihe day wore on and the kids wore out. By nightfall (he French Quar- its nightclub sector- was loaded wilh tourists in full Dallas oilman, will be the only GOP candidate for governor. lered underfool. Most stores out of barricades kent cars the q wier'? mole wcro ciosed, as wcrc many rcs. (Scc UECO ;