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Advocate (Newspaper) - February 19, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118lh 285 TELEPHONE HI M4SI Crew of 35 Abandons Failing Ship Fate Unknown In High Seas NEW YORK (AP) _ The 35- man crovy of a storm-battered and sinking Brilish merchant- man abandoned ship Tuesday wilh in liner. sight of a passenger VICTORIA, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1964 Established 1646 Seerden To Lead Cyprus Hits Cancer Crusade Hours afler darkness fell their fate was unknown. The Kalian liner Leonardo da Vinci, responding lo an SOS, had lumbered through strong gale winds and mountainous seas lo Ihe side of the stricken vessel, about miles south- east of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Other vessels sped lo the scene. In Lifeboats A Coast Guard plane said tliei crew of the British ship, the Ambassador, look to lifeboats1 at p.m. Ihe plane dropped three life rafls. The Leonardo da Vinci, the line's flagship, stood by as crewmen of the Ambassador maneuvered alongside one life rafl, but reported it was empty. Capt. Oscar Ilibari is master of the Italian ship. Another raft lipped over, but the seven men righted it and struggled back aboard, the Coast Guard said. Depends On Rafts The Coast Guard plane head- ed back to its base Tuesday night, and its skipper, Lt. Clyde 0. Bobbins, said he didn't think the Ambassador would stay I afloat through the night. Of the crewmen's chances of survival, he said: "That de- pends upon whether they're in the rafts." "We wailed until they started gelling into the life rafts before we left the -he saiel as the plane landed at the Shear- water Naval Air Station in Nova Scotia for refueling. A Canadian aircraft reached the scene shortly after Ihe Coast Guard plane. A Norwe- gian motor vessel, the Fruen, also arrived on the scene. Without Power Also available lo the men aboard the stricken vessel, the Ambassador, were two 10-man life rafts. Thunderous 35-fool seas had stove in her forward hatch, smashed her portside Robert Seerden, attorney and Corporation Court judge, Tues- day was named campaign chair- mnn for the annual Victoria Cancel- Crusade (o he in April. Seeden accepted Ihe post at Ihe monthly meeting of the Vic- toria Chapter of the American Cancer Society at Navarro Res- taurant. The drive slogan will be "Bet- ter Our with its main purpose to be to reach the peo- ple of Victoria County with an educational campaign on can-l er. Working wilh Seerden in the drive will be a campaign com-1 mittce composed of B. G. Al- brecht, Mrs. R. P. Barry and Stanley Boyscn of state field representative of the! American Cancer Society. Dr, B. F. Bolton announced .hat plans arc under way lo es- :ablish a tumor registry board at Citizens Memorial Hospital jniler the direction of the Amer- ican Cancer Society as another step in the fight against can- cer. More information regarding this project is expected at the March 17 meeting of the local chapter. KOHERT SEERDEN Chapter members were in- viled to attend a Crusade training meeting at Ihe Coun- try Club in Wharton Thursday. Asked In Car Death Suit The family of Mrs. James H. Wieting, one of four prominent Victoria women killed last Oct. 17 in a car- truck crash on Goliad Highway, filed a damage suit Tuesday in 24th District Court. The suit was brought against International Market- ing Inc. of Abilene and Willie Lee Franklin of Houston I JL I Icll by James H. Wieting, individu- ally and in behalf of his two' minor children, Paul James, 12, and Roger Luke, 6, and by Mrs. Emma Slcele, mother of Mrs. Wicling. TTV "Tv Mrs.JVieling was killed along J; JLIl'l Ordered Trial of Willie Lee Franklin, 38-year-old Houston truck driv- er charged with negligent homi- cide while in the performance of an unlawful act, Tuesday was 12 CenU IN AZORES D. E. Purdy and Mrs. Reese Jones, in a collision lhal oc- curred while the four women were returning lo Victoria from a Morning Study Club meeling in Goliad. First Suit The civil action is tlio first to UJV. Council Peace Roll Charges Flung Against Tin-key UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) Cyprus and Britain clashed Tuesday night over the role of the U.N. Security Coun- cil in establishing an interna- tional peace force to be sent to the strife-torn Mediterranean island republic. Foreign Minister Spyros Kyprianou of Cyprus said that Iho peacekeeping force should be under control of the council and empowered to protect Cy- prus from outside aggression. He said first consideration should be given to a call by the council for a guarantee from all stales to protect the territorial integrity of his country. Asks Suggcslions Kyprianou said that once the council acted on a guarantee against aggression "we are open to suggestions and ready to discuss" the peacekeeping aspect of Ihe situation and the details of a settlement. Earlier Sir Patrick Dean of Britain asked the council to let Britain, Cyprus, Greece and Turkey work out with Secre- tary-General U Thant (he estab- lishment of the peace force. Un- der Dean's proposal the council would only "point the way" to- ward a solution. Resolution Withheld Dean withheld submitting a formal resolution pending the outcome of private consulta- tions Thant is holding with U.N. diplomats for resolving the Cy- prus issue. Kyprianou made no mention of Thant in his first appearance before the council. He hurled a long list of charges against Turkey, accus- ing lhal nation of following 3 long-standing policy of inlerfer-i ence and provocation aimed at establishing partition of Cyprus nf between trie Greek and Turkish elements. U. S. 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