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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. Cuts Foreign Aid For Trading With Cuba Rescue Fleet Evacuating Quake-Terrorized Island LISBON, Portugal <AP) A British ship in a hastily as- sembled rescue fleet was re-] ported evacuating hundreds of terror-stricken inhabitants Tues- day night from Ihe volcanic Azores Island of Sao Jorge amid [worsening waves of earth- quakes. Some reports said that at least 47 island homes had crum- bled and that hundreds more were in danger of collapse. Most of the island's people were reported gathered in a village at the eastern tip awaiting rescue by ships ur- gently summoned from their courses in ih e nearby eastern Atlantic. The U.S. Air Force base at Lajcs, 20 miles away on Ter- ceira Island, said the tremors on Sao Jorge "have gradually gotten worse." Some tremors were felt in other islands of the mountainous 400-ton patrol boats, but naval Azores chain. The radio at Angra on Tor- ing to a height of 27 feet may ceira Island said the Britishjdelay Ihcm considerably, cable ship Mirror had arrived] Telephone and telegraph com- at Sao Jorge and was pickingimunications with Lisbon and supplies, tents and food and a veterinarian, The Portuguese navy sent two officers feared that waves ris- up refugees. joiner Azores islands were An American ship, the Steelilimited to official calls trans- irector of the Isthmian Lines milled over a shaky circuit. Au- Direi Inc., was also believed to have arrived at Sao Jorge. A radio message to its New York office said it expecled to reach there. Another American vessel, the Arizpa, was reported among a half dozen ships hurrying to- ward Uie trembling coast. The Mirror left Horta, on Fa- yal Islarid, earlier in the day carrying two doctors, nurses, Ihorities said one man remained behind, inside a badly damaged postal building, to ensure the feeble link with the outside. 5 Nations Involved in Traffic Ban Eleven Have 'Taken Steps' WASHINGTON (AP) The United States is ending aid to Ihree countries and suspending new assistance lo two others be- cause their ships and planes continue to go to Cuba, The State Department an- nounced this Tuesday in con- junction with Congress' new ban on assistance to nations traf- ficking with the Fidel Castro re- gime. American aid to Britain, quently by No New Aid earthquakes and eruptions. Thel islands are mostly mountainous! wilh steep, rugged sPain Morocco will get no and all but Santa Maria reveal'new u-Si aicl pending their re- their volcanic origin. Local Pace Fast In Construction lifeboats and flooded her ''led in connection wilh thejposlponed to Thursday, room. I accident. Without power and operating! The plaintiffs' court petition! pumps, the 443-foot! alleges that a large, heavy Ambassador was helpless, Uiejlruck and tank-trailer unit Coast Guard said. Operated by International Mar- The Coast Guard said the jketing and driven by Franklin newThVgV dif abandon ship order was and illegally came ference being a slight alteration Denies Charges Turgut Menemencioglu, Tur- key's ambassador to Washing- ton, denied the charges and ac- cused the Cyprus government making distorted and falsi- fied claims. Taking the floor after Cyprus, the cenler of the Iraveled in the Turkish delegate spoke of a before she could swing allegedly collided! Lack" to steer toward the scene. another vehicle and con-iMr, n F Pm-Hv at the time of the limccd on the wrong side of llJnocsc Jones aU promfnent c SOS, the Carl Trautwein was i road and struck the Lack auto-i oria r'Senls prcmmcnt Ihe lime the Carl Trautwein was j road some cgihl hours steaming from the ambassador. The driver of (he first ve- hicle was Elroyce Melting, 26, Mrs. D. E. James Wieting, Mrs. Slate Candidate Duo Here Today Millard Shivers of Waco, for- mer Texas Farm Bureau execu- tive, will carry his campaign for stale commissioner of ag- riculture to Victoria Wednes- day. Shivers is opposing incumbent John C. White lor the post in the May Democratic Primary. One sign of spring Mrs. Ktnilie Wagner selling out blue- bonnet plants after celebrating her (IGth birthday last week Johnny Milslcnti up from Green- lake to shop for planting seed Wilbur Collins making a (rip downtown just to say "Howdy" to friends Mrs. W. T. DoTar reminding Bronte members of the called meeting today at a.m. at Ihe home of Mrs. W. C. Tracy Mrs. Gladys Kallysrk in a mood to her hirlhday lo- (lay Miss Ilclh Sluliblcflclil explaining that she's always in (he mood to do a favor for a friend Mrs. Karl Rorll marking a birthday yesterday Gregg Kandis still wonder- Ing how his better half lalked him into three parties on the same evening Citizen's Me- morial Hospital Auxiliary (Pink Ladies) chalking up success- ful hal sale and still reminding one of Iheir members that she Js "colored blind" IUrs. Bea Spoerl, switchboard operator at Citizens, taking time off from the hoard tor surgery.... D. gelling belter acquainted wilh Victoria UencKa Bcr- gcr announcing plans for Ihe Ander-Schroedcr Luther League film on Martin Luther Sunday at the Ander Parish Hall snd reminding thnl Iho public Is invited. of 2606 N.E. Nightingale St., an employe of Central Power Light Co., according to Highway Pa- Irolman Dalton Meyer, who made Ihe wreck investigation. Negligence Alleged The petition alleges lhal Ihe collision was caused by negli-, gcnce on the part of Franklin. It says the court action was brought under the "Wrongful Death Act" of the Revised Civil Statutes of Ihe Slate of Texas. The plaintiffs say they should be awarded in actual! damage, in exemplary! and punitive damage and to cover funeral and burial ex- penses. Papers on two other civil (Sec SUIT, Page 7) jloria residents. The Thursday trial which will be heard by a jury will be held in the new county court-juslicc coiirl facility located in (he courthouse annex building. Jury selection will begin at 10 a.m., an hour later than the time set for Tuesday, Ihe original trial date. He said the Greek Cypriot leaders on Cyprus do not desire any police force on (he island but would like "some kind of U.N. resolulion which they could pretend to interpret" as putting an end to existing trea- ties. Total construction of 1D1.973 ranked Victoria 30th among 390 cities in Texas last year, according to a re- rccciveil by Chamher anager Beti Uiltcrskamp from the Bu- reau of Business Research at (he University of Texas. The county ranked 21st out of 254 tabulated. liittcrskamji said the re- port was pleasing, since many of the leading coun- ties and cities were in Ihe metropolitan areas, such as those wilh booming space age construction around Houston. The report on Victoria showed S187.37 in tolal con- Dredging, Netting Get State Action AUSTIN (AP) The Stale plies to a U.S. inquiry on what steps they are taking to cut down their Cuba traffic. Mean- while, existing U.S. aid pro- grams for these nations will continue. The other 11 U.S.-aided lands [whose ships or planes have vis- ited Cuba In the past will con- tinue to receive U.S. help be- cause they have taken "appro- priate steps" to end such com- merce. The amounts Involved in tha sfruclion per capita. This figure might be compared with Port Arthur, ____________ ___ Corpus Chrisli. M18.32: Tex- (qualified Tuesday its controver-jand Yugoslavia' as City, siso and Rockpoii. ;sial shell dredging order with the S3-billion global Parks and Wildlife Commission aid cutoff to Britain, Franc SI 17.51. Construction !n Texas maintained a record high for the third straight year averaging 125 per cent of the 1957-59 level. The rcporl sairt some in- dications arc beginning lo support the notion thai con- stmclion ts becoming less centralized in Ilic stale. Growth outside melrojiol- itan areas has somewhat weakened tlieir traditional dominance. <heard a request thai it recon- sider the order completely. The commission refused to de- cide immediately on requests by State Rep. Bob Eckhardt of Houston and State Sen. A. R. Schwartz of Galveston that it reopen hearings on the Oct. 24 order liberalizing dredging rights in Galveston and Trinity State Mixed Drink Vote Asked for Demo Primal Today's Chuckle Balh mats are little dry nigs that children like to slanil beside. He said the Greek Cypriot leaders want a formula "which would eliminate their obliga- tions not only to the guaranlor powers but also to all the civil- ized world, so that the final ex- termination of the Turkish Cyp- riots might be achieved as a purely internal matter." He said Turkey was the first government lo accept the idea of a multination peace force from friendly countries and the appointment of a mediator. Than! has suggested that the peace force be restricted to British Commonwealth coun- tries and some nonaligned na- excluding any role for the United States or North Atlantic Treaty Oeganization powers. Democratic Party spokesmcnious limit of 1500 feet outcome of a request for a ref- however, were not L ercndum on sales of mixed Uiey could put the issue on the1 riiinng drmka. 7 AUSTIN (AP) Spokesmen; Johnson proposed that voters for the Stale Democratic Exec- utive Committee said Tuesday they will have to study Texas help legislators decide whether to change Texas laws prohibit- uays Modification In a modification lo the order, the commission empowered the executive director of the Parks and Wildlife Department to shift dredgers within their assigned area, or completely out of their area, if it appears'they raise so much silt that live oysters are endangered. Eckhardt recently asked Gov. John Connally to use his influ- ence to persuade the commis- sion to rescind its order, which allows dredgers to lake shell to 300 feet away from live oys- 'he ing sale of liquor by the drink. ,er beds, compared ti aprevT d (hey lban.ol a petiUon Asked if the commission had peon sgne. Stale Rep. Jake Johnson ofjby a number of persons equal to fhc Soverno-r on the n Antonio sent letters er cent of the tolal vote tor subJec Chairman Will E. Odom San 'lave 'lat' s whatsoever." Cucro Bureau Coup Topples Leader in West Africa LIBREVILLE, Gabon A revolutionary military com- mittee seized power in Gabon in a bloodless coup Tuesday, ar- rested President Leon M'Ba and forced him to resign. Soldiers from Gabon's 450- Local Board Sends 70 Men Two special buses are sched- uled to leave shortly after a.m. Wednesday, taking C 1 i1 n 'iit.1 UIIU UVLLiytUU points in Libreville Board No. 125 to the Army In- duction Center al San Antonio, as well as 60 others who will lake pro-induction examina- tions, Scheduled for ii Johnny Godfrey Berger, of Route during the night. They seized Ihe presidential palace, radio station and post office. C-abon, a fairly prosperous became the 18th n e w, induction are African nation lo be shaken by Lucio, 112 S. George; coups or attempted uprisings in Ihe last five years. Not a shot was fired and life James Weaver, of Route 5; Ken- neth Morris, 102 N. Crestwood Jack McGarily, 001 S. Cam- eron; Lee Alvarado, 1106 E Staylon, all of Vicloria; Guil- lermo Gucrra of Porl Lavnca, and Joe Niemann, of Woods- boro. Joe Moya and Jimmy Coleman, both of Bloominglon, arc volunteers. The March coll from Stole Selective Service Headquarters Is one for induction, plus another 60 for pro-induction examinations, Louis It. Kollc, board chairman, said. The In- duction call will be filled by Daniel Urbane, 1010 W. North, Kolle said. Dale (or Ihe men lo report is March 17. in tile capital went on normally. Statements were read every half hour over the radio calling on residents of Libreville to re- main calm and promising that 'public liberties be re- during the evening. Under arrest wilh the 62-ycnr- the president, slored and all political prisoners will be freed." The airport was closed and communications were cut in Ihe early slages of the coup, but A spokesman for the revolu- messagcs started filtering out tionary committee sold the coup was designed "lo avoid bloody might be pro old president were his ministers voked by Die opposition" but he and Ihe president of the Nalion- elaborate. He said al Assembly, Ixiuis Bigmann. Gabon's foreign policy, which Only about a month ago, Ihc has been pro-French in Ihis for- army had pledged ils loyally to mer French colony, would be unchanged. Advoc-il. CUERO A Cucro man woman charged wilh assault j with intent to murder took He detector tests in Austi day. Charges were filed againsl Ora Johnson Slade. 35, and Johnnie Lawrence Edwards, 27, in connection with (he Sun- day night knifing of Highway Patrolman Hugh Poage in Cuc- ro. been buying large quantities of sugar from the Caribbean is- land. The Johnson administration decided on Uie action after the congressional proviso went into effect last Friday. Part of the new aid law, it specifies that no funds shall go to Uiose nations which failed to take appropriate steps (o prevent their ships and planes from carrying goods to and from Cuba. iforceable liquor laws lhal pro-ilhe I'arls of Copano Bay lo'caledL Anotner provision allows the mote intemperance rather than-'" Aransas County. to continue the U.S. moderation." Odom commented thai prior 7 flmls lo be in the Executive committees of both to the release of (he original or- interest. parties meet March 9 to certify der, commission biologists said (Sec ACTION, Page 6) headquarters of Democratic j governor in the May 1962 and Republican parties asking: mary, which was j tacts that the question be submitted Johnson said allowing sale of, 'rhe commission also rescind- to voters in the May 2 primary, mixed drinks would produce order issued last Septcm- million from taxes and Permitting net fishing in !an end to unrealistic and SI. Charles Bay and ran- Given Lie Tests U.S. aid total and the volume of business Ihe three carry on with Cuba. Military Training About to waa said to be the amount involved in the French cutoff. The Brit- ish figure was reported to be even less, and the Yugoslav was described as very small. The funds involved training and sales ments. military arrange- Spain and Morocco involve much bigger amounts. Spain, site of large U.S. bases, was listed as receiving million in arms aid last year. Morocco was reported to have obtained about million in economic assistance plus unspecified amounts of military assistance. Sugar Purchases Over U.S. protests, Spain has established regular commercial air service with Cuba, once a Spanish colony. Morocco has The pair was taken to Austin by Poage, Deputy Sheriff Wal- lace Warren and Game Warden Bill Drchr. Mrs. Slade and Ed- wards remained in DeWitt Coun- Defense Loses Bid For TV Disqualifications DALLAS Huhy's as Ruby stepped from a crowd lawyers lost a sweeping move at Dallas Police Headquarters Tuesday to bar from Uie jury and gunned down Oswald, ac- Irying him for murder assassin of Pres'idenl who watched on television when John F. Kennedy, he shot Lee Harvey Oswald.' Judge Joe B. Brown refused However, the first four prospec- to accept Ihis as a reason lor Some Exceptions Not affected by the law Is U.S. aid in the form of surplus farm goods, Peace Corps volun- teer work and Export-Import Bank loans. Nor are such cash transactions as France's (See U.S.. Page 7) pur- _------------- VMV i j( ai luill LU dU ly jai laic'Tuesday. A live jurors were excused fromidismi. (bcc PAlll, Page 7) (he case anyway. ,tiad t TTTT7 i r 1 MIL WfrA Partly cloudy Wednesday and Thursday. A little warmer Wednesday night. Northerly winds at 8 lo 18 m.p.h. Wednes- day becoming variable at 5 to 15 Thursday. Expected Wednes- day temperatures: high 65. Low 38, South Central Texas: Clear to partly cloudy Wednesday. In- creasing cloudiness Thursday. High Wednesday 62-71. Temperatures Tuesday: Low 46, high 67. Tides (Port Lavaca-Port O'Connor Highs al a.m. and p.m. Lows at p.m. Wednesday and a.m. Thursday. Barometric pressure at sea level: 30.01. Sunset Wednesday: Sun- rise Thursday: Thlj Information based on data issing them. The defense anyway. bad hoped lo further ils claim Twice the stale accepted can- lnat Ruby, 52, cannot get a fair didates as jurors. This in defense lo use peremptory chal-! Outside the courtroom, the lenges to bar them, without giv- cnief defense counsel, Melvin ing any reasons. Belli, said ho would try again The other two prospects were 'a'cr BC' 'he courl to dismiss excused by the be- any Prospective juror who had cause he had reservations tile on televi- the death penalty demanded hyjsion- Antl he said he would re- the slate, the other because .w (laily a motion to move the she had formed an opinion onitria! Io ano'her city, the case. P.--M.. The one with Sherry Lundberg, .._, bride of six months. Her dis- Cherry. Once the 15 chal- missal was followed by an over- Ien8es are used up Ruby's law- nighl adjournment of the trial..5'cri no lonscr can block juryi In a fierce exchange of without a valid rea- ment, the defense tried to Tnere is no limit on Ihe off Ihe panel Ihe first Iwo of challenges for candidates, Hilliard Stone, "lo Jlld8c rulcs on whether! an articulate technical illustra- cause is established, tor for an aerospace plant, and Trhe other Mrs. C. C. Cherry, 58, a house-p Sounders, 53, an advcrlis-' Finally, the defense exercised the opinion of ils 15 peremptory chal- 22, a brunette lo fict of Slone and wile. specialty salesman, was the Both testitied that they, wilh'mai? with reservations against thousands of Dallas residents'caPltal Punishment, which the 'o'ttiei'8' Bureau and television viewers nas demanded for Ruby. intwhm, pan nation, watched last Nov. 24] (Sec RUBY, Pago 7) A Brilliant New Cartoonist Paul Con- r a d has been win- ning nalion- w i d e ac- claim as one of the fastest ris- ing young p o 1 i t ical cartoonists. Now his penetrating and incisive comments on national and world events will come to you on the editorial page of the Victoria Advocate. You'll find It hard to pin a label on Conrad. As he, himself, says, "I try lo de- cide who's right and who's wrong and why in a given situalion, and go on from there." His work has been de- scribed as having "meticul- ous attention lo dclail com- bined with the powerful punch of simplicity." And his sly touches of humor will delight you. Look for Conrad's Cnrtoons in The Advocate Today