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   Advocate (Newspaper) - February 16, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                MONTE CASSINO, Italy (AP) U.S. Air Force bombers droned over I h e ancient nbbcy of Monte Cassino 20 years ago Saturday. The llmo was a.m. For the fourth time In history the mounlninlop monastery was left In riitns. It was a bitter chapter in the story ot World War It in llaly, full of misunderstanding and recrimination. But Monte Cnssino Itself has risen anew, a gleaming reproduction of Ihe building that crumbled under Ihe bombs Feb. 15, C A special Mass was celebrated there at a.m. Saturday. Conlroversy persists about the whether there were German troops in the abbey using it as a fortress; whether t h e Allied forces needed to destroy Monte Cassino to break the A stalemate holding up the ad. vancc on Home. In the new Monte Cnssino, however, life has resumed its pallern of study, meditation and prayer. Boys from Ihe surrounding region come to the monastery for classes. And the monks raise bees for Ihe honey that visitors may OF WAR foot high mountain thai dominated the road to Home. At the base of the mountain, the city of Cassino has been totally rebuilt. Bushes and trees hide the battle scars goughed into the stony sides of the mountain. A hairpin road from Cassino winds up the mountain more than five miles, ing at (he abbey's gale-house, above which stand? in high red loiters the word Pax peace. On brass doors to the basilica, engraved panels depict the history of Monte Cassino. Two panels show its destruction by Lombards in SSL and by Arabs in 883. An- The reconstruction began in 1945. The new monastery has not yet been consecrated. Many believe that will he done by Tope Paul VI. Founded by St. Benedict in 529, the abbey holds a special place in Roman Catholic life. It was the in Gl of the great monasteries. H is the burial place of St. Benedict and his sister. St. Scholastica. Except for (he gleaming newness, there is now little to recall the battles that raged around the abbey wbeji the U.S. 5lh Army tried again and again to dislodge the Germans from the other panel symbolizes the earthquake that razed Ihe monastery in 1319. A fourth shows a helmet, a propeller and a bomb falling from the sky. It was a mixed Allied force, mainly British and free Poles, that finally con- quered the mountain. A contingent of Poles reached the lop May 18, IftM. They planted Iheir flag anil celebrated Mass among the ruins, The Polish soldiers who fell in the fight are buried in a cemetery below the abbey. THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 282 TELEPHONE HI 5-1451 VICTORIA, TEXAS, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1964 Established IMS 40 Pages History Revived In Rites Today 10 Counties Are Represented In Ceremonies of Dedication By HOY GHIMICS Advocate Staff Writer "Our program for the observance of the Civil Wai Centennial in says the Texas State Historical Survey Committee, "is not to refiyhl the Civil War bir to gather facts and disseminate information abou Texas' part in it and to place commemorative historica markers over the state interpreting our rich heritage the Confederate period.' In accordance with this pur pose, a significant regiona meeting has been called in Vic loria Sunday by former Texa A Ally. Gen. John Ben Shepperc of Odessa, chairman of the state i committee. The 10-county regional gather- ing in Victoria will be high- lighed by the formal dedication of a marker placed by the H. C. Veazey, toria County Historical Survey 60, a veteran of 35 years with, Committee at the sile of Campj the Texas Highway Henry E. McCulloch, Confed- wil succeed M. G Cornc HIS states of America, and district engineer of the 13th pis-jby thc piacing ot a hisloric! medallion on the oldi Kyle ranch! Engineer jointed In District Advocate YOAKUM LBJ Asked To Enter Rail Row Bias I Wrecks Florida Train March I, and will become rtis-i tricl engineer April I. Cornelius I will retire March 1. L hcard from Vcazev has hecn area which district engineer al Yoakum forihBve not m prev- 18 years. slous regional meetings. These lie is a native of Temple and'collnlies lo be represented here received his elementary include Jim Wells, Ke- high school education at Rogers, Nueces, Calhoun, Jack- near Temple. He was graduated i Kon> Caldwell, Fayette, Colo- from Ihe University of Texas Fort BelKl and Karncs. (AP Photo) SEA TRIAL The USS Pollack, Uncle Sam's 37th nuclear-powered submarine and 20th attack sub, speeds along partially submerged during its sea trials before coming back to its construction base at Camden, N.J. The trials started Feb. 9. The sub, which steamed at full power on both surface and submerged, was built at the New York Shipbuild- ing Company's yards. 1S2S with a degree in civil engi- neering. Regan in I32S Home of Victoria Couple sjRaked by Blaze A fire caused an belonging to J. W.i NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. Johnson was asked Saturday to use federal brces to halt violence along the florida East Coast Railway, or o shut down the railroad until "ts 13-month-otd strike is settled. Mayor William Hathaway oi tev Smyrna Beach made the appeal to the President while smoke still curled up from the wreckage of U freight cars dynamited off the FEC track i: Ihe outskirts of this city of 9, 000 populalion. Chairman George E. Leighly of the Bailway Labor Execu- tives Association said in a Mi- ami Beach statement entitled "A Plea to the Bombers" that 'I am confident that union members are not responsible" for the blasts. 'Give Us a Chance' "Whoever is, and for whatev- er reason, I can only plead lhat they Lei'ghty said. "Please, whoever is involved, give us a chance to have our just grievances settled under (he laws of the land, not by the laws of the jungle." If the federal government cannot patrol the right of way to prevent violence endangering the lives of citizens, Hathaway said, the Interstate Commerce Commission should order the railroad to cease operations. A copy of the telegram went to Florida's Gov. Farris Bry- ant. U.N. Session Set Monday to Talk On Cyprus Crisis IN FOUR DEATHS Truck Driver's Trial Tuesday The assembly will get undei way at p.m. Sunday in the; Central Power and Light Co.; He begun work for the high-! auditorium, and will be called; n Ilre causen an ivsiimaicniaiuoinoouc ueiongmg 10 j. w.1 TWO Kxplosions way department m 1929 in Ihe lo order by Mrs. Ben T. Jordan, lo Ihe Carl Heiden'Noble of 2013 Anaqua Ave. A! One of two blasts lhat tore Del Rio district. He has been chairman of the Victoria Coun-.residcnce, 2208 N. Liberty in the wiring was listediinto (be underside of the train I assigned to District 13 for 28 ly committee. Frank G. Guit-jsaturday night. ias the cause. I ruptured a tank car carrying1 vra- v Victoria attorney, will act] The blaze erupted in a storage; Later, fire units were gallons of bulane gas'and nnn r it of iroom quickly moved through patched to an area in Cily Park sent balls of flame shooting high oncdaughtei, Mrs. Carl Larson The visitors will be rooms before by the city as a Irash Victoria by County Judgeibatted it down. Idump. A pili A Houston truck driver will stand trial in county court Tuesday on a charge of negligent homicide while in the performance of an illegal acl. The charge was filed following investigation ot a traffic accident last Oct. IV lhat claimed the lives of four prominent Vic- toria women. The trial of Willie Lee Franklin, 38, be heard by a jury before County Judge Wayne L. Hartman in the new courtroom loca- ted in the courthouse annex building. Jury seleclion will begin at 9 a.m. Killed in the crash were Mrs. Dave Lack, 49, of 1104 E. Trinity St.; Mrs. James Wieting, 40, of 2301 Bon Aire St.; Mrs. D. E. Purdy, 69, of 1505 N. Bridge St. and Mrs. Heese Jones ot 601 W. Commercial St. The women were return- Ing to Victoria from a meet- ing of the Morning Study Club in Goliad when the ac- cident occurred about a mile west of the city on the Goliad Highway. Franklin is accused of driving on the wrong side of the highway in an empty butane tank truck when the collision occurred. The road- way was slick from rain at the lime of the crash. Highway Patrolman Dal- ton- Meyer made the in- vestigation and signed the complaint on which the charge is based. of Fort Worlh, and one gra iile of trash caught fire daughter. Mrs V e a 2 e y L. Harunan, and Shcp-' Fire Marshal George Sirmon the cause undetermined. A small area of grass was ?f S j pen! will preside over Ihe open- Isaidthe WK apaprently sad: IirTw v 'ii iillg of tlle regional conferenc i Vcazcy.wl" as'iA member oi the stale co nmiUcc' Wi" Davis of Auslin.been in the room, occupied by 'Firemen attributed Ihe cause to a child playing withlburned over in the 3200 block s. He said a child had i of North Ben Jordan Street. Will, son, L. i outline the Civil War ce.KCloll.ing, a clothes dryer and children playing with matches. lennial observance in Texas, iscvera! other appliances, a few! -K r aci Victoria md Ula inlo the air and into a wooded area to tbe southeast of the wreck. A 10-acre wooded area was burned over. Ed Froman, assistant oily fire chief, said that if the wind had blown from the opposite direc- tion, or if the train had traveled house, I her they the anec.s LJ> nuv. -juun n. the from 565. lo employes alj'he Ki's' Presbyterian nlom al'lKze- I various times of (he vcar, ric- Victoria, tbe pledge to the U. ,llmts 'vom, ?n( j ponding on Ihe season, and'fag will be led bv S. R North Louis Street stations harti employs m persons at Yoakum. Weisigcr, member of'lhe localtllc onlyl Cornelius, who has been Dis-icommittee, and a salute lo ihejsevcral minutes after arriving at. Iricl 1.1 engineer since 1930, he- Confederate flag will be given1 p-. gan his career with Ihe depart- by Hugh Albert Turner, presi- i'i i 5' menl in 1919 as a rodinan and dent of (he Genevievc rtl1mi'8e was causert draftsman at Snvdcr. :son Chapter Children of the "ic   wiring under the hood nf an Traffic will he fnferrupled on Ihe fnllowing streels dur- ing (he coming week, due lo work on (he cily's paving and drainage hond issue: Ren Jordan: Closed from Highway 59 lo Tied River and from Juan Linn Slreel (o Highway The follow- ing slrccls also will lie closed at their intersection with Ben Jonlnn: San An- Innio, Giiiiilalupe, C'nloradn. Hrazos, Trinity and Snhinc. Crestwootl: Closed from Laurent to Garrett. niuchonnctl: Closed from M c s u i t e to Crf stwoort. Misllrloe nnd Anaqua also will he closed at lUurbon- nct. llillcr: Closcil from Lau- rent to Jeckcr. Closed al Hillcr Slrcct. Lone Tree Ben Wilson Intersection will he closed. Lone Tree Ben Jordan intersection will he closed daytime only. one blast, the flames would have penclralcd a residential area, 'Another Sabotage "Another sabotage, another attempted was Ihe way W. L. Thornlon, chief FEC operating officer, described the blast. By Broadway Composer "A most generous donation in are honored to accept these gifts memory of Melba Wieling" was as her memorial." announced Saturday by directors! The popular young clubwoman of the Trail of Six Flags and theater enthusiast served longer before the Theatre, which (he recent the board of directors prior mobile accident victim served [0 her death in an automobile for a number of years backstage and on-stagc. The contribution roles. v accident lasl Oct. 17, and had brought distinction to numerous Saturday came from Harveyj Schmidt, nephew of Jim TT-TF A THFTf _r I TT I LIM-JJ.I husband of late Mrs. Wieting. Earlier Call Is Possible If Needed Emergency Try Fails 011 Vole UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) Cyprus tried and failed to get an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council Sat- urday night on grounds she [faced an imminent threat of invasion. A U.N. spokesman said a !council meeting about Cyprus was "tentatively set for Mon- day afternoon but il can be con- vened earlier if developments warrant." U.S. Approves Move The Cypriot bid for an "emergency meeting" came aft- er Britain requested an "early meeting" of the 11-nalion coun- cil lo resolve a "dangerous situ- ation" in Cyprus, scene of fight- ing between Greek and Turkish Cypriofs. The United States en- dorsed the British move. i The U.S. statement made i clear that the Uniled States and i Britain still were trying to get agreement on an expanded in- ternational peacemaking force for Cyprus from the Greek Cyp- riot president of the country, Archbishop Alakarios. Secretary Appeals Later, U.N'. Secretary-General U Thant appealed to Cyprus, Greece and Turkey and the Greek and Turkish Cypriot com- munities to "refrain from any action which might lead to a worsening of the siluation and further bloodshed." He made (he appeal in cables lo Presidenl Makarios and to :Schmidl is a successful Broad-i It was the second big explo- Way music composer, as well as! Fair Sunday, cool in sion along the railway in five jpaintor, whose latest score is1 morning, mild in Ihc f Jf r-r T days. Last Sunday, a dynamite being hailed in the current'with increasing cloudiness F blast hit another freight, ..j and feridun Cemal of ing 30 of Ihe train's 50 cars (Sec LHJ, Page 6A) Cuero Man iDies of Burns Broadway play, "101 in the' warmer Sunday, night and Shade'; 'in which "The Chance of a few scattered c fint Forcign Minister Spy- maker has been set to Monday. Variable.ros-Kyprianou was en route to This was the most recent al 8 lo 16 m.p.h., a number of memorial dona- Advocaltr Cutm CUERO An aged York for Ihe council meet- ing east-southeast by ami was expected to be here lions to the theater. Directors night and increasing on Mon-'in a special delegation before declined to give the amount, day. Expected Sunday temper-the council convened, but the tolal funds are nowialures: low 36, high 62. Nolliing Rash believed to be in excess of Soulh Central Texas: Fair Greek Chief Delegate Dimllrl i "There was no stipulation as'and mild Sunday. Increasing S. Bitsios met with Thanl after Cuero.lo how tbe gift is to be and warmer Sunday the laller sent out his appeal. man died in a local a statement from Ihe Saturday from burns apparent- rectors, "as it was given by one: Temperatures Saturday: ly received when his clothes caught fire while he was burn- who knows well the needs of high 6-1. thealer and who k n e w how! Precipitation Saturday: Bitsios told a reporter Greece low'did not expecl Turkey would do i anything rash because of a real- ,12'ization of the implications that ing trash. active Melba Wieling was in] inch. Total this year to dale, would arise. Both countries be- Police Sgt. Kichard of six Fla8s Theatre. inches. ;long to the North Atlantic identified the victim as he ils bcsl ad-' Tides (Port Lavaca-P o r ti'l'reaty Organizatin. Thomas, about 73. Hogue in her memory." lo'Connor Lows at Delegates involved said lhat Thomas was found badly burned! There have been other dona-ip.m. Sunday and tne cpuncil de- tions memory, 'he (healer in Ihe statement in Ihe bedroom of a residence at 206 Heaton St. Flarry Jackson discovered the _ man after hearing moans grateful for these gifts level: 30.03. her! Monday. High at p.m. 6-5 against meeting Satur- con-iday. night. They said the Soviet tinned, "and Ihe board of di-1 Barometric pressure at sea doing much bctler D. City To Re-Introduce Bill For Off-Street Parking Cily Council will introduce Mayor Williams said Ihe ncw'nance is patterned after similar new and simplified ordinance attempt lo define measures used in Corpus Christi Phclps marking her birthdayifrom pr Saturday with friends Jim reduced to Hnmillon of Eagle Lake in town off-slrcet parking Monday, sonic nine pages of for the day Lwoy Wallers eight Mayor doing his bit to bring cheer to dny. R friend Joe Tnsin telling friends about B5 year old shoes and promising to display some scven m 'Kemper Williams Jr. said Salur- An atlempt in the earlier ordinance lo define each type the Callihanis of business specifically was one ing an anniversary today Bernard Kloescl heading early for Houston. crilicizcd Jlhe other measure came up for oul .discussion more Ilian n month In( other changes, it excludes the primary fire zone (downtown and shopping center areas) from provisions ot the measure. Also on the abbreviated agenda for the Monday session is a resolution requesting the whether ____..... (or off-street parking spaces had been drastically cut, Williams said: "Some have been cut, and some increased. I'm sure there gel inlo discussion, hut I be licve Ibis ordinance is closer to what Victoria needs al Ihis time." The new version of Ihe ordi- will be some other changes as Army licserve to enlcr conlrac with (he cily to construct ar Army Reserve Armory on parl of (he Smajstrla property in southeast Victoria acquired by the cily sbnul a year ago. the Czechoslovakia, Bolivia, 'vorv Coast ancl Morocco the house. It was believed Thomas col- apsed inside the house after eventually putting out the flames on his clothes. Hogue said evidence oulside the bouse indicated the man had rolled on the ground. Bils of clothing on wood and blood slains were found near where the trash was burned. The attending physical lold Hogue lhat Thomas had b e en burned a "long lime" before being admitted to the hospital. Hogue was called lo the scene about p.m. Hogue said the case is still under invesligation. The body was taken to Jamison Funeral Home. and mindful of (he time and Sunset Sunday 6'19 Sunrisewcrc for H and lhe Uniletl spent by Melba Wieling j if.-... Today's Chuckle They keep trying lo lell us thai women arc smarter than men, hut did you ever see n nitin Hearing a shirt lhat butloncd In (he back? jMonday 7L05. n the theaters behalf and weather El jStates, Britain, France, Nation- sawlicie, rage (See SESSION, Page 6A) County Ministers Suggest Step to Curb Immorality The Victoria Counly Ministe- rial Alliance Saturday released a statement calling for definite through Ihe media of is not our desire or intention ncwspapeis, and movies, deem (o single oul for special criti- it necessary lo voice our or rebuke any individual and decisive steps from Ihe com- ccm toward this growing prob-'or business simply because ihcy inunity toward "stemming AS Americans we have arc obviously involved. H is Me of increasing violence, pornography and psychoticlsm aeing depicted through various media." The statement as adopted by the Alliance at a recent meet- ing said: The Ministers of the Victoria Counly Ministerial Alliance, in Ihe light of increasing portrayals materials us seen and heard seen given the privilege of However, strongly maintained speech and press but these free-r'hat definite and decisive steps doms can be preserved only taken toward stemming long as they are used wisely andi'he lide of increasing violence. do nol encroach upon and psychoticism freedoms of others or the com-'bcine depicted through various munily. media. We hold the firm conviction As ministers ol the Gospel we lluil Ihis is a common problem ifccl n foremost responsibility ..____ shared by all the personal concern and witness of obscene, sadistic and indecent especially when such conditions om' churches and community. have gone loo long unchallenged. (See MINISTERS, Page 9A)   

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