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Advocate (Newspaper) - February 25, 1964, Victoria, Texas 118th 291 THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE TELEPHONE HI i-1451 High Court Nixes Ruby Review Bid Woman Named Third Juror DALLAS, Tox. work- ing mother of six children was chosen Monday as (he third juror at the Jack Ruby murder trial. The Texas Supreme Cour! meanwhile, refused lo bar tele- vision viewers of ihe slaying of Lcc Harvey Oswald as panel members. The first women selected for the jury was Mildred McCol- lum, -10, a secretary and ihc wife of a machinist. She could have claimed exemption be- cause of her children but chose instead to remain on the panel. She joined two men previously selected. In all, 61 persons have been examined lo Iry Ruby, 52, for the slaying of Oswald Nov. 24. Oswald had been charged with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Thirteen of those examined were questioned Monday, and 9 were excused by the courl for cause, such as op- position to capital punishment. Six LcU Before the trial recessed ovcr- nighl, the defense exhausted two more of its preemplorv challenges and the state one.j This leaves Ihe defense with six i remaining preemptorics with which it can excuse a jury can- didate without slating a reason The slate has 12 left. When all are gone, the jury prospects must lie seated unless disquali- fied by the judge for cause. The defense was overruled by .Judge Joe B. Brown last week in its attempt to bar television viewers from the jury. Ruby's lawyers appealed during the VICTORIA, TEXAS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1964 Established C 'm I T I n T T r- m r AdVOtil t C I'hotO SIUDY JURY LIST George E. (Red) Gray whose murder trial opened Monday in 24th Dis- trict Court, studies a list of prospective jurors with his attorney at right, Arthur L. Lapham. A single juror, Nathan Kill, was selected Monday. More jurors are expected to be named Tuesday'in court with District Judge Joe E. Kelly presiding. 1st Juror Picked In Gray's Trial By ROY GKIMES Advocate Staff WVitcr one juror, a 74-year-old Negro ranch had been selected late Monday in Ihe trial of George E] (Red) Gray for murder in the shotgun slaying of James 11JC R- (Dutch) Casparis as Ihe aftermath ol day to the Stale Supreme Court, football party in Victoria last Oct. 12. which, however, voted unani-' The lone juror accepted up to now is rnously 9-0 against who lives on Rt Thls left i( p I lifelong resident 12 U.S. Takes New Look At Viet Nam Major Change In Policy Eyed WASHINGTON (AP) De- fense and Slate Departments moved Monday lo dig more deeply into the situation in South Viet Nam. This could lead to some major change in U.S. policy in that Ked-beset nation. The Pentagon announced that Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara will leave Saigon about March 1 for his second on-the-spot look in two months. The State Department said all mailers pertaining to South Viet Nam would be placed under William H. Sullivan, acting as a special assistant to Secretary of Slate Dean Rusk. Unsatisfactory Results There has been no decision, officials said, to adopt any fun- damentally different approach to the problem of saving South from a Communist Johnson To Offer Plan In Wheat Ship Boycott 'TOM JONES' FAVORED British Actors Dominate Nominations for Oscars Talks With Wirtz on Labor Issue HOLLYWOOD (AP) The "Tom Richard Margaret Rutherford for "The Sporting Rex Har-; V.I.P.'s." Also runni: British aren't here. Almost half of t h e Motion Picture Academy award nominations for acting went lo English performers Monday, and "Tom Jones" scored more 'This running: Vien- _ rison, "Cleopatra." They werejnese Lilia Skala for "Lilies of joined 'Hud' by Paul Newman and Sidney Poiliei of the Field." oil The supporting-actor race i Me any Top Gets Backing "Liiies of the both more dFvTrse ft included vious nominees. Huston, a director turned aclor t, u u.iiiLHur mined sc mentions than any other film.) Rachel Roberts, wife of Har- in "The onetime Tom Jones as English as rison, made it a his-and-hcr'mantle star Melvyn Douglas OrKSnirP rmrMmtr tMalorl ..rr J Yorkshire pudding, totaled 10 nominations and appeared to be the favorite to dominate the 38th annual Oscars award ceremo- nies April 13. It was followed by "Cleopatra" with 9 "How the West Was Won1 and with nominated were Leslie Caron All three were named for best picture of IQ63, along with "America America" and "Lilies' of the Field.1 Proper Slranger." The Viet Nam takeover. Bui the steps taken Monday obviously reflect deepening offi- cial conviction that the present effort against Ihe Communist guerrillas is not producing satis- factory results, despite presence of U.S. troops and the ex- penditure of around S3 billion, all underscored by a lengthen- ing American casualty list. In the current UilraBovern-l est aclor: Albert Finney.lnominalcd for "Tom Jones" and mental thinking, Ihe possibility i of some reprisals from South 1 Viet Nam against I North Viet Nam is not ruled'1 A tUUIY oul, allhough McNamara has said the situation will not MI o n ti op into another Korea with'-l Icllllldj masses of U.S. Iroops commit' {led to a fullscale war. nomination by being selected past winner Hugh Grif. for best actress award because Jith, "Tom and two1 TH of "This Sporting Life." Also youngsters, Nick Adams, "nlle House made no nj-1 T .T _ SlulBrneni flftpr .Inhncnn naH WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- t Johnson conferred with retary of Labor W. Willard Monday in an altempt to Ihe way for shipmenl of ican wheal lo Communist countries. for "L-Shaped Shirley MacLaine for "Irma la Patricia Neal for "Hud" and tulllu tlollll Natalie Wood for_ "Lave with a the 20 acting nominations. Miss Icilento, who is the wife of aclor statement after Johnson had Patricia Neal for "Hud" aridj The British could claim plan of actlon" to deal with a 9 of j field was almost a British mo- liiree Englishmen, all nomi-nopoly. Diane Cilento, Edith Ev- naled for the first time, scored ans and Joyce Redman all were best supporting-actress Sean Connery, is Australian- born of Italian descent. Leslie Caron might even be added to Ihe total since she is maritime union boycott against loading ships with wheat sold to the Soviet Union and its satel- lites. However, assistant press secretary Malcolm Kilduff Bul Friday said in a "those en- Nathan Hill, gaged in external direction Roule 5 and is a'supply would do well to he re- standing. Tlio defense flew an attorney to the capital at Austin to make the plea for a review before the Supreme Courl. U.S. Supreme Court Afler Ihe turndown, chief fense attorney JleMn Belli sug-lUUIlll County. Dist. Ally. of V i ctor i a.'minded and to remember (this lype of aggression Wiley Chealhamjdeeply dangerous game.' that 1 jlios indicated that ihe state will seek the death penalty against Gray in his questioning of pros- pective jurors. gested the possibility of taking! the mailer lo the U.S. Supreme! Court without, however, com-' milting the defense lo such a I decision, The slate said there arc no grounds at present for such a federal appeal, and one o! Ihe prosecutors told newsmen: "II was a frivolous motion to begin with." Judge Brqwn said the dispute over television viewers was the first time the issue ever had arisen in an American court. The defense bad sought lo sub- poena prospective jurors as wit- nesses if they had seen the act on television. Such n subpoena would bar them from jury duty. Saw Shooting land" A multitude of viewers in Dal-lof pavement las County and across the coun- try saiv Ruby emerge from a crowd al Dallas police head- quarters an wald. Aiid Johnson has rejected a suggestion by French President Charles de Gaulle that both Viet Nams be neutralized. However, Advocate Port Lavaca Bureau PORT LAVACA-Cify Council Monday night pointment of Hatischcr, Pierce and Co Arthur L. Lapham, G r a y 's Senate Majority Leader Mike Victoria defense atlorney, wasj Mansfield of Montana said some qualifying jurors as to their be-! study might well be given to lief in Ihe law of self defense! this'idea. authorized and also indicated by his ques- tions that a theory of accident- Gus Ay res of al shooting might he advanced. prospective orig- been, and for oth- mpany: There were rc ......I......' i lln-Lt: IVUIB llm plUSlJE remaining after an agent for the proposed inal s a separate issue on (he bomLment' cction ballot covering the ield pipe sup- al liberty un- der bond of on the indicl- udiiuL uic murder of parks improvement bond issue, (worker froi charging him the "11 to mi aa Wll-i ijjjuji icn the In an April [visi of Casparis, an oil field from Johnson City. The shooting took place after a tele- 'sion party had watched the T1pro.1 i University of Texas-University i i t .-i juj ui eslimafed (o Oklahoma football game rolve curb.jutter-ithe Continenlal Inn on the Ho -i-l tOCl Wide, at 'ton n'Emvay Oct. 12, 1963. Foreman, widely Houston defense lawyer, Street been by the and _ i maintained upon completion. Judy Sloevcr, daughter of the I.onis Slocvcrs making the dean's honor roll at Del Mar College in Corpus Christ! where she is n student at James Datigtierty School of Nursing Carl Van Way Jr. venturing out inln the February showers Airs. Lewis Williams, 203 E. Warren, reminding Victoria Mu- sic Cluh members of a meeting tonight at 8 p.m. al her home Carl and Margie Schmillrrj of Yoakum sending greetings to Victoria friends and relatives Al. G. "Sally" Lewis con- fiding lo friends that baby daughter, Sandra Kay, has made inc big changes in the Lewis household Vincent I-'rilz out with umbrella Jlrs. Page 7) In rejecting any thought of a Korea-type involvement, McNa- mara is sticking to a target calling for return of two-thirds of the U.S. forces from South Viet Nam by the end of 1065. More or Nothing Republican critics of the' ad- ministration have been saying Farm Bill WASHINGTON backers of the wheat-cotton bill By JAMES SIMONS Advocate Staff Writer jury in county courl day to knock down a parliamen- tary roadblock used repeatedly by Republicans to keep the measure from being brought up for debate. The new lack involves a gam- ble that the leadership can keep the civil righis bill from being shunted to Ihe judiciary com- mittee with only a floor skir- mish and then can delay plung- ing into the big civil rights bal- tle until nexl week. Wheat-state senators fear drop in growers' income this year unless Congress acts. Many southern senators also want the new colton program toi gent homicide in performance of an unlawful act case against LBJ Dispute Discounted By Connally NEW YORK John 1B. Connally of Texas said Mon- day lhat reports of his political differences with President Lyn- don Johnson are "grossly exag- gerated." wouldn't indicate the nature of nidrntju iv, Plan' ___________ b Johnson talked with Wirlz by (telephone Monday morning aft- er the secretary of labor had re- urned from four days of futile negotiations in Florida in an at- tempt to get the ships loaded. LBJ Confident Kilduff fold newsmen Johnson is confident that AFL-C10 Pres- ident George Meany "will do Willie Lee Franklin, M, of Hous- XfSns'fo al (on, after Judge Wayne L.'responsible manner." Hartman reads the charge andi sa'd Johnson had con- ferred with Meany by phone iay night after the President Jury Due To Get! Fatal Crash Case attorneys present their closingifcrre "Sund arRUmenlS' [had returned to Washington The closing proceedings California, the case were originally sched-l ships Tied Up uled for Monday afternoon and Gleason said eight ships now night but Judge Hartman called a recess at 4 p.m. to allow the are tied up by Ihe boycott at Galveston, Tex.; New Orleans, attorneys more time to prepare La.; Norfolk, Va.; Boston, BaltN their posl-leslimony arguments. more and Elouston, Tex. He said Harlman said the jury will probably get the case before noon with Tuesday's proceed- _ ings to begin at 9 a.m. Oppos- Oiher ships also ing atlorneys have asked lo allowed one hour each for their closing arguments. Testimony in what courthouse Johnson must decide soon ei-j ther to commit the United Time The new strategy answer to a reporter's question he did not have a list of names of the ships. Gleason said that 25 or 30 were waiting on grain for the Soviet (Union. Meany has given strong back- g to the Longshoremen and maritime unions taking would lle al Kennedy Air- j ffi M States much, more heavily orjup this timetable for the senate: with llis for Several appear-j the compromise tax; There have been reports thai ances on the witness stand [night after the talks had found'- withdraw entirely. trials in local history ended at i part in the boycott. J- Left "Florida left Florida Wirlz Sunday Belween the two extremes of} cut bill immediate! a neutrality solution and a heavy new commitment of U.S. forces there appeared to be growing sentiment to strike back at North Viet Nam which has been a "privileged sanctu- in the view of military ob- servers. Intelligence sources have re- ported that ships carrying arms the day or Wednesday. instead of recess, for the first lime since Feb. W and create a new legislative day, thus getting the leadership gressman from running Sen. Ralph Yarborough, D-Tex. Connally, himself running for re-election, is opposed by Don 6L35 miles an houl'- as (hc slatc Yarborough, no relation to the Democratic leader Mansfield has in the same for the Communists have trav-ittvo weeks by recessing at the I _ i V.UL uii nit; 11 .s kepi the with. "Well, legislative day forijni! [o ce! inlo (See U.S., Page 7) Today's Chuckle ing places and appointment ofi Any time you feel you would like lo he young again, just think of ulgebra. jSISSi.Jud8cs 30 HOURS included.1 Precinct one: courthouse; Mrs. Adclc Wilson and Mrs. Dcssie O'iVeil. Precinct I wo: Roosevelt School; Mrs. Charles Glaze and Mrs. Art Shrader. Precinct three: high school! gym; Mrs. Theroti Rogers and) Mrs. Joe Peters. Third Grader Rescued Off Rugged Mountain PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) A Precinct Four: City Fire Sta-ipUicky boy was found unharmed ence'in snow country.' (ion; .Mrs. Dick Thaycr and Mrs. George Hhoades. Only resident qualified voters of the city shall be eligible to [country vole in the election, snow. It was his first experl- afler he had spenl about 30 hours alone in frigid, rugged near mile-high Pres- Tliird grader Dennis Hargus, In other actions Ihe council: Passed a resolution told hTs rescuers, "I rang Mayor Kinscy and Ihc city lircd. secretary lo sign n contract A. T. Brown deciding that the I S, K K e I r Cn f p, Thcrc wcrc tcil" until he ivnathnr WHli K. Kc.-.slpr Co. nf Frcmonl, weather was not good for any- Ihing bill working on income lax ,1. flnwrll Jr. home from (hf, marines on leave 1. ester Hriimann the third place winner and Ray Hodges the honorable mention victor in the general science category of the C r a i n Junior High Science Fair after misspellings spoiled the effect in an earlier story Cubmaslcr Eiotlicr of Our Lady Scout Pack of Victory noting I was returned to his parents, Mesa, Ariz. His mother had been keeping a vigil at the near- by YMCA Sky-Y Camp from which he hnd disappeared, His ,itnlhcr. hiul taken Parl in 'he wv k-lllj IU Ilia LJrtl UJllO, Mr- and Mrs. William Ifargus of Podeslrian, Id, Hurl in Accident Charles Griffin, M, of J702i Rosebud AVP.. was treated all Citizens Memorial Hospital Mon-! Two tlorsc riders, Jack Orr day morning for mutiple bruis-l'1mi Virgil Maxwell, both of cs sustained in a car-pedeslrian! Prescolt, found (nc ]at] as accident at the Laurent near the lop of Maver- Cuh'inScrseclion. icl< Ridge, a rugged escarpment that some call a scat'ch lhat1 The boy was walking across (here were 200 persons at from Ihc west ulu weeks Blue and Gold Bnmmcljcasl side when he was struck lo instead of 52, which was Ihe number of cubs present Leslie Monlag reporting plenty of tickets available for the Bou- levard Lions' annual Pancake O'Ramn Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. al Crnin Junior High School, with proceeds going lo by n car driven south on Laurent by Fred McCoy, of KI2 An- aqua Ave., according lo Police LI. Marcus Wilden who made (lie investigation. Griffin was released aflcr be- ing treated at Ihe hospital where he was taken by a McCahc- city betterment projects and ambulance following' the'c rMlIIrlon.1 J1 Lion's Crippled Children's Camn'.-iccidmt that al Kcrrville. occurred n( mountain. The area, wilh tall limber and a heavy growth of underbrush, had been searched several limes previously. But ils numerous knolls and small lulls apparently prevented ear- lier success. Ivan Murray, one of Ihe searchers and managing editor of Prcscoll's Evening Courier, said the boy had left the YMCA :amp Sunday in search of deep Orr quoted the youngster as having said he had followed numerous trails, but when darkness ncarcd and he had found no help, he decided to go to sleep. He built himself a crude shel- ter of tree branches and brush, pulled his sweatshirt hood over his head, curled up and went lo sleep. In addilion to his sweatshirt, the boy wore only blue jeans and loiv-ciit oxford shoes. Dur- ing the night temperatures skid- ded lo 13 degrees. Three airplanes, two helicop- ters and an estimated total of 300 men, including Ihe sheriffs of Yavapai, Mohave and Coco- nino Counties, took part In the search. Bloodhounds also were used, but their handlers said the dogs had difficulty in picking up the scent because of the lurpenline in pine needles. Mohave County Sheriff Floyd Cisney said one of his dogs had come wilhin 50 feet of where the boy was sleep- ing before losing the scent Sun- day nighl. Dennis had gone lo the YMCA camp Saturday with his father and nboul CO other fathers and sons lo take part in the annual Indian guide winter powwow. end of the day instead of ad- journing, thus preventing any civil rights wrangle that might delay gelling the tax cut bill to the While House. Reading Delayed The civil rights bill was sent (o the Senate from the House Feb. 17 and had its first read- ng that day. Tiy recessing Mansfield delayed a second reading lhal could have opened up a fight over whether to send the bill to Ihe judiciary commit- tee. Tiie leadership does not want the committee to gel Ihc civil righis legislation since lhat group, headed by Sen. James 0. Eastland, D-Miss., has succeed- ed in bottling up other civil righis measures. Connally cut off the reporter's jestions with: "Well, we're go- ing lo get into a long discussion. I would rather just leave it like it is." The governor is scheduled to truck-tractor and tank Irailcrlnations. Wirtz said this to be operating at a speed of contends, when it was in colli- sion with a pickup truck and a car on a rain-slick curve a mile southwest of Victoria last Oct. 17. The four occupants of the car, Mrs. Dave Lack, 49, of 1104 E. Trinity St.; Mrs. James speak at a luncheon of the sales-! Wieting, -10, of 2301 Bon Aire St.; Mrs. D. E. Purdy, 69, of 1505 N. Bridge St. and Mrs. Reese Jones, 71, of 601 W. Com- (Sec JURY, Page 7) men's association of the paper industry Tuesday and to dedi- cate the Texas pavilion al the World's Fair on Wednesday. 4S JOB REMEDY 2-Year Boost Favored In Compulsory School something new, but Paul Hall, chairman of the AFL-CIO Mari- time Trades Department, said the union position al! along has applied to wheat destined for all Communist countries. The unions contend that since the wheat is partially subsidized by federal funds, the govern- mcnl should guarantee that Amercan ships will carry half of it, thus providing more jobs for U.S. port and ship workers. Sen. J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark., charged in the Senate Monday that the union boycott would negate a U.S. foreign policy de- cision. "I think It's a dangerous thing they are Fulbright said. But Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois said Ihe late President John F, Kennedy had stated (hat at least 50 per cent of Ihe wheat sold to (See LBJ, Page 7) WASHINGTON There ought to be at Ibis lary ol Labor W. Willard Wirtz an additional two years added 1 HIS 1 HLlX suggested Monday, that the to pur free educational sys-j- The bill would provide a allack and to our requirements of cloudy a A liuie itarv ivhnat joblessness would be a education." ._, wheat control plan warmer Tuesday. Cloudy and "I think the number ought toisaid, should be be cut down by about 2 million To ID rersons WASHINGTON (AP) About IS persons died of strokes while ahead. loan rather than as stead of being in Ihe work force'direct aid. be in school getting thej While the day-long discussion kind of preparation they need {dealt with unemployment rem- for Ihc employment which liesjedics, most of the speakers ex- pie would be making themselves less vulnerable to future unem- ployment; they would not be pressed concern over possible ditced by the administration's goal of four per cent. The billion lax reduction bill is cx- pecled lo bring thai rale below competing for jobs with per cent by the end of this breadwinners; and edticationjyear. ...jv.ui.. tMLlVH taning a new drug for menlalj Three results could be expect- inflation if unemployment is re- depression, the Food and Drug ed, Wirtz said.- The young peo- Administration said Monday. The FDA said it had conclud- ed (hat tfie drug, known fieneri- cally as Iraylcypromine and by Ihc trade name of Parnate, is rot safe for continued distribu- tion under present labeling. The FDA mlded that the man- ufacturer, Smilh, Kline French Laboratories of Phil- adelphia, was removing the drug from Ihc market although it hnd advised the agency thntimore we find" thni uncm'ploy" it riid not ngrcc with FDA continent, poverty and ignorance nil elusions about the drug. would become "the biggest in- Henry C. Wallich, Yale Unl- duslry in the country, which it ought !o be." WirU lold 300 bankers, econo- mists, industrialists and labor leaders at trie ABA conference: "The more we look al 11, the said, will rcpresenl about half of a normal year's wage in- crease for many working men I go together." Low 40, high 65. South Central Texas: Partly cloudy and n little warmer Tuesday. Becoming mostly cloudy and turning a little cool- er Tuesday night and Wednes- day with occasional rain. High Tuesday 58-7-1. Temperatures Monday: High 51, low 44. Precipitation Monday: To- tal precipitation lo dale for year: 4.51. Tides (Port L a v a c a-Port O'Connor Lows at :4l a.m. and p.m., highs at (Sec SCHOOL, Page 1) Barometric pressure at a e a level: 30.01. Sunset Tuesday Sunrise Wednesday Tins mfmnanon based on ditt wcathtr Elicwhin, i) ;