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Advocate (Newspaper) - February 29, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118lh TELEPHONE HI 6-HJl VICTORIA, TEXAS. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 19G4 Established 1811 12 Cents Gray Testimony Ends, Jury Due Case Today Cuba Plot Seen Cause of Alarm Tight Security Claimed Sparked by Suicide Pilot Tip WASHINGTON (AP) Strin- markings that might have iUen- ON TARGET Greek Cypriot police trainees, among President Maka- rios has recruited recently, undergo arms drill on hillside near Nicosia. Increased forces were assailed Friday by Vice President Fazil Kuchuk, a Turkish Cypriot, as "attempt to give legality to Greek terrorist hordes" on strife-torn island. U.N. sources said resolution is due Monday calling for international peace-keeping force and mediator to resolve crisis. gent security precautions im- posed during President John- FOR FIRE LOSSES Policy Holders To Pay in Rate Hike Over a 3-year penalty period, Victoria fire Insurance policy- owners will pay back in increased premiums for Ihe slightly more than in- sured fire loss of 1963, city of- ficials said Friday. City Manager John Lee said Fire Fire Marshal George Sirmon con- he had conferred with Chief Casey Jones and cerning the five per cent drop in Victoria's discount rale an- nounced in Austin Thursday, and that it is ihsir understand- ing Victoria will not be eligible for full 25 per cent discount again for five years. Lee said the Iwo fire depart- iums last be- cause 60 per cent of all resi- dences in Victoria are covered by home owner type policies. City officials through Texas Municipal League, as well as fire officials, have been coni- :on's 16-hour Florida visit Thursday reportedly were prompted by a tip that a Cuban suicide pilot would fry to ram he chief executive's jet trans- port. No official in Washington on Friday night would confirm that mch was the case but a number if virtually unprecedented pro-! ective moves taken during ohnson's trip, which ended Fri- day morning, fit the pattern of a suicide mission if indeed one vas planned. The Miami Herald, In a story >y Gene Miller, reported that he Secret Service which guards a tip. apparently about a week- ago, sale of million worth of American lard to the Cuban ment officers also told him that plaining for several years now Victoria was credited with only that Ihe cities are given insuf- in fire insurance prcm- Three Suffer Injuries In Intersection Crash A 34-year-old Port Lavaca] Mrs. Lear and her son were woman and her son. 9. and a taken lo the hospital in a pri- Victoria man were treated and vale car, while Owen was laken released at De Tar Hospital Fri- there in n Diickclt ambulance. Officers said a car driven by William Lcroy Stein, 34, of 4606 day afternoon after a 3-car chain-reliction collision in the 2000 Block of North Navarro Street. Police Officers W. D. Slaugh- ter and Tom Kennedy listed Ihe accident victims as follows: Mrs. Betty Jo Lear, passen- ger in the car of her husband, Richard Brady Lear, 39, of 538 Brook Hollow, facial injuries. Port Lavaca, Mark Lear, S, a chipped tooth and a laceration on the chin. Malcolm P. Owens, 31. of 705 Iris, Victoria, complained of back injury. Owens was a pas- senger in a car driven by Ed- O 1 win Lewis Keith, 33, of JGOalUriVCl' Begonia. Begonia, Victoria, was stopped at an intersection wailing for traffic to clear, and a car driv- en by Keith was waiting behind the Stein vehicle. Lear's car, the officer said, collided with the rear of the Keith car, knocking it inlo Ihe car driven by Slcin. The accident, on which the investigation was not complete Friday evening, occurred at p.m. Mrs. Robert Olista hoping Friday. her black silk jNot at Fault Mrs. E. C. Choice apparently was not at fault in the dealhjinlo effect on April 1, and on Thursday evening of 7-year-oldj the basis of the report'The Act jShirley Jane Ncaly, Justice ofjvocale Austin Bureau eslimatec (he Peace Alfred C, Bass saidl Victoria policy holders will pay ficient credjt in the fire key rate for premiums paid through home owner policies. "As far as I can determine, however, nothing has been done about it (by (he slate commis- Lee said. He said he felt lhal if Victo- ria received Ihe credit it should on the home owner policy prem- iums "we'd have something like half a million dollars In fire insurance premiums." Since Ihe credits are charges on the are based Ihe ralio of insured fire losses to lolal premiums, this woulc give Victoria a much better record, he said. "The city of Victoria will con tinue to exert whatever effor. it can in any area to try lo gel this Lee concluded Fire Insurance Commissionei J. N. Null released the annua. report in Austin Thursday on fire credits, which showed tha Victoria, Port Lavaca and Edm all drop from 25 to 20 per ccn, discount from Ihe basic prem ium rale. The new discount rates go hat a suicide pilot might at- government, empt to ram the presidential el, or a Cuban-based ground-to- air missile might be aimed at the craft. Officially, the White House nnd the Secrcl Service had lified Johnson's chopper such as the presidential seal on the removed. And, early Friday, there was no advance announcement ol Johnson's plans lo fly by heli- copter from Miami Beach to Homeslead Air Force Base, some 30 mites south of Miami, where lie boarded his jet trans- (See CUBA, Page 3) Warm Trend To Continue By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Texas warmed up slowly Friday under skies (hat were clear in Ihe north half and cloudy in the south. Slill warmer weather was predicted for Saturday af- ter a rather cool night. South Texas was a little crisper than usual for late winter, and the Panhandle was a bit warmer than nor- mal. A long range forecast said temperatures through Wednesday would be up to eight degrees above normal in the northern half of Tex- as and from one lo three degrees above normal In the soulh. Lard Shipment To Cuba Halted WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Commerce Depart- ment snapped a checkrein Friday on negotiations for The deparlment added lard to the list of U.S. com- modities which cannot be shipped to the Communist- ruled island of Prime Minister Fidel Castro without a govern export license. Such whoever wore Her macK ..j nilvc not vel.., coal by mistake from the the poliee arc stin investigating the possibility that ave been isome more for their in- urance in 196-1 than they did in luncheon at Ihe Sun Country Club would contact hing to say about the report. Press secretary Pierre Saling- er said: "I do not intend lo com- ment on any slory speculating on yesterday's events. Security measures taken yesterday were taken for good and sufficient reasons. It would not be in the nalional interest lo discuss them any further at Ihis lime." The Herald said the Secret Service believed such an at- lempl on Johnson's life was highly unlikely, bul decided to take no chances. It said Ihe President's jet, Air Force One, flew into Miami In- ternational Airport earlier Ihis week to determine whether such an arrival could be made quiet- Further, the Herald said, the While House set up communica- tions facilities al five Florida points Miami International, Homestead Air Force Base West Palm Beach, Key Wesl and Fort an ap- parent effort lo cast doubt on the actual point of Johnson's arrival. For whatever reason, U.S. of- ficials imposed, for Johnson's Florida visit, security measures rarely if ever seen in peace- time. Among other things, Johnson's jet landed at West Palm Beach, 67 miles north of Miami, and he continued the trip by helicopter, without advance announcement. Even in the helicopter, al! Lima Sentenced 7 i. ear icrni mcnt action was demanded Tours HOUSTON (AP) Carolyn 4rm Lima, who came within four hours of being the first woman to die in Texas' electric chair, received a five-year jrison sentence Friday. A jury found her guilty of murder in the 1901 gun-torch slaying of a Houston real eslate same crime for which she was assessed the death pen- making "most generous" sug- gestions that wives might buy for Ihcir husbands' birthdays Don Scliuslcrit finding life in any ill tlu: accident." The child died Schedules Conference Tock aL 9 p.mj, WASHINGTON (AP) -The the country difficull without two hours after announced Friday automobile the 0. W. Fri.ihacl been struck by n car drivcnllhat Johnson will hold ars of Cucro in town on busi-iby Mrs. Choice." The Saturday to ness .Mrs. Ella Mnrlhil-jlold officers she did not see the! on llvc ratlio and lel' jolmi not complaining about Ihe, child, who was dressed in at 10 a.m. Victoria time, wcalher while running some shirt and jeans unlil shei special subjccl matter rands Mrs. I.cs directly in front of the car 'was announced, enjoying staying with the graml-i Daughter of Mr nnd Mrs session will be held children-all three W. It.! '.Hi'i international conference of 1801 N. Navarro, room of the State Department -lilding. The President thus is edging tt .1...UJ ui mui ronm gone ncross .ho S since he lias retired and has Ihcl time Spies having nine iNiunn nHvingj Funpral some trying times with his year-old son on a trip to Hie c, denlisl Mrs. KAMe. Porr-1 Hcme Waclder, year-old di never too busy lo bo extra coiir- teous the Buddy Morris' proud of (heir pound and a half of black n poodle named Evellr. Michelle, and announc- ing that it rules the roost Clement Schmidt of Mission Val- ley satisfied will) his rainfall on (he farm for a while at least Sam llallcy HI chalking up his 8lh Leap ycnr birthday today (although he's 32) and re- membering on his last leap year birthday, four years ago, his son had his 7th birthday, Ihe same year lie chalked up his of- ficial one P. Bnrry Jr., named to serve on Ihe De- partment of Finance of the Executive Board of tho Diocese of Wesl Texns, is Ihe communi- cant of Trinity Episcopal Church. sy thoroughfare lo buy a sofl according lo her closer to arrangements used by the lale Presi- Kelly John F. Kennedy in his public exchanges with Ihe press corps. The remaining differences are lhal Johnson will answer ques- tions while seated al a lable, instead of standing as Kennedy Tex. DilcJi 'Requires More rr> r> The city will have to do some more dredging work on its Jim Branch drainage facility lie- cause a bayou linking llic ditch lo the Guadahipc River is nol draining properly, City Man- ager John I.ce said Friday. After n conference with en- gineers al Lockwood, Andrews nnd Ncwnam, Lee revealed that the facility "is not draining properly." "When we did the work, we didti't think we would have (o RO all Ihe way to the Lee said, "Wo thought Dial il would drain all right Ihrongh (lie nnyou, but it Isn't doing It." and the conference room be .smaller than the big did, will auditorium used by Kennedy The conference room is still large enough to hold about -iOO, and will provide space for all correspondent.? who normally atlcnd. The adjoining auditorium used by Kennedy seals 800. All the major radio and tele- vision networks plan to broad- cast Hie half-hour news confer- ence live. The White Ifouse press secrc tary, Pierre Salinger, said John- son will bo scaled at a largo horseshoe-shaped table and about two scorn ol the newsmen [day by Sen. Kenneth B. Keat ing, R-N.Y., after word of thf proposed deal became public Via Canada A Cuban purchasing missioi. was reported negotiating will U.S. companies for 20 million pounds of lard, lo be delivereoked it in Casparis' lace in an ittempt to shake a hammer landle from his possession. He :estified thai he didn't know Ihe weapon was loaded when he grabbed it from his car. The independent oil equip- ment dealer who operates his business "out of his home anc declared that he didn'i Know whether he had his ham on the trigger or not. Misfired However, he said he had his hand on the slide of the weap on and thai it "jocked" for ward accidentally when the muzzle struck Casparis' face Gray claimed that the weap on had misfired scvera times before moved treating, "You Casparis hollered, shoot me, when the slide wa: forward. He said he had owned the gun since 1932. In another tone, Gray testi- fied that he grabbed the shot- gun to defend himself against threatening actions of Casparis because the latter had struck him profusely with the ham- mer handle. 'Fear of Death' "I was in fear of death when he hit me with Ihe Gray said. He claimed he was struck several limes as Casparis held Gray's hand against the window sill of his car. He told of being treated at Citizens Me- morial Hospital for a laceration on a finger which he claimed was injured on being struck by the hammer handle. Later, Dr. Don Wendt, the at- tending physician at (he hospital testified uie cut could havt been indirectly caused from the ham- appeared to have been inflicted he able to sit at the table with him. Salinger declined to speculate n why the President prefers not lo sland during the question and answer session, but it is known that Johnson prefers a less formal atmosphere. Senate Debating o Farm Measure WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate launched Friday what is expected to he several days of FBI Sending 30 Men To Florida Rail Strike MIAMI. Fla. presi- dential command Director J. shoot me, shoot He said he was standing mid- in front of the car and Casparis near Ihe right front of it when ha thrust the weapon forward. Breaks Into Tears Gray denied that Casparis ran and got inlo Broadwater's car which was parked in the next parking place as contended by Broadwater. He said Cas- paris never got any farther than where he was standing when the gun exploded. As Gray finally reached the point in his testimony where the gun fired, he broke down and cried. Then, Judge Kelly allowed him to leave the stand for a couple of minutes so he could get a drink of waler and regain his exposure. Cross-Examined Under cross-examination by Dislrict Ally. Wiley Cheatham, mer handle but testified that it Gray said he purchased the debate on a controversial" Hoover has made the vi- tal-wheat subsidy bill. Demo- Florida Easl Coast Rail- cratic leaders are hoping to get'wav sirikc the No. 1 concern of it passed by next Wednesday. FBL He prepared Friday to Debate on whether (he pro- dispatch a force of 30 agents to posed new cotton bill lo llcal it- cost taxpayers more or less' Shocked when dynamiters MS formal atmosphere ithan the present law Parts of trains off the H will ba Johnson's round tracks after he had entered iresidential news conference, Florida on Thursday for a polili- While House listing, and the first announced a full day in advance. At his latest meeting with newsmen, which was called on two hours' notice on Saturday, Feb. 1. and was held in the movie projection room at the White House, one newsman asked: "Many of us arc wondering why you would hold a news conference in a cramped little room such as (.Ms, limited to about 90 newsmen, when you have facilities available to ac- commodate all newsmen, such as at Ihe Stale Deparlmenl." To which Johnson replied: am sorry if you find your- selves uncomfortable, It was much more convenient lo coma hero at the tlmo lhat I could come, and I was attempting to satisfy the newsmen. It is some- wiial difficult lo do Johnson's first news confer- ence as President came on a Saturday, Dec. 7, when 25 news- men were invited inlo his office for coffee. THE WEATHER Mostly cloudy and warmer Saturday and Sunday with widely scattered showers Sal- jrday night and Sunday. South- erly winds at 8 lo 18 m. p. h. Saturday, becoming 15 to 25 Sunday. Expecled Saturday temperatures: Low high 68. South Central Texas: Increas ing cloudiness and warmer Saturday. Mostly cloudy and warmer with widely scattered showers Saturday night and Sunday, High Saturday Temperatures Friday: Low 39, high CO. Tides (Port L a v a c a-Porl O'Connor Lows al a.m. and Highs at p.m. Saturday nnd Sunday. Barometric pressure at s c a level: 30.26. Sunset Saturday: Sun- rise Sunday: This Information on dala (rom the U.S WeithtT Bureau Victoria OHIO. Wutbvr cal address, President Johnson declared lhat "Ihis criminal ac- tion has got lo And he ordered Hoover to sec to it. One of the blasls erupted just 15 miles from where Johnson was pressing a button lo touch off another explosion that broke ground for the cross-Florida barge canal, Florida's Oov. Farris Bryant, blasted earlier by one federal government official for a do- nothing attitude during 13 months of discord along Ihe Mi- ami-to-.Iacksonville railroad, talked Friday by lelephone with Labor Secretary W, Willard, Wirtz In Washington. "We engaged in discussion, as to Ihe mechanics of carrying out the President's nryanl said in a statement at Miami Beach before taking off for the capital at Tallahassee. "We expect fo be back in touch with each other during the day and will he contacting interested parlies lo see If we can develop some progress to- ward tettling the strike." Lasl week, Asst. Secretary of Labor James J. Reynolds ex- pressed surprise at what he called Bryant's "strange si- lence" in a disastrous situation. At a news conference later, Bryant said Ihe slate would act only when the federal govern- ment had exhausted its efforts. Four Irains have been dyna- mited Ihis month and, since members of nonoporating unions slnick Ihe FEO in Janu- ary 1963, more than 200 acts of violence have been reported. Only one felony charge ever was filed, and Ihis case hasn't come to trial. Reynolds said Ed Ball, 75, overseer of Ihe powerful Flori- da Du Pont interests which own the railroad, had blocked all settlement proposals "with a petulant insistence that has no place in this century." "He is a feudal Reyn- olds said. 0. E, Lcighly, chief negotia lor (or the unions, added that Ball "is attempting to restore Die old publlc-bwlamned alli- tude lhat was discarded years __ ago by responsible railroads." Ball retorted lhal Reynolds was "an ardent representative of union organizations." hammer handle in 1951 and car- ried it in his car to use in handling oil field tools to keep from getting his hands clirty. Gray, Broadwater, and Cas- paris had emerged from Room. 318 at the molel shortly be- fore the 6 p.m. shooting oc- curred. The room had been oc- (See TRIAL, Page 3) (See FBI, Page 3) THO' MARCH WINDS BLOW, yoi can always depend on your The FKC will resume discus- Advocate carrier salesman, sions with the unions, Ball said, IIolP hlm succeed by having only when Ihcy drop Ihcir dc- Payments ready when he calls mands for a raise of 10.28 cenli collect. Too, see that your over the average hourly rale of receipt is filled out properly. same raise granted It's the best way we know to avert misunderstandings. ;