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Advocate (Newspaper) - March 15, 1964, Victoria, Texas Ruby Gets Death Penalty, Furious Belli To Appeal DALLAS his pallid face devoid of the ti- niest trace ol emotion, was con- demned to death Saturday in a jury's ssyifl verdict of murder with malice. It took the panel of four wom- en and eight men only two hours and 19 minutes to order the maximum penalty against Ruby for the Nov. 24 slaying of Lee Harvey Oswald, accused ot the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The jury flatly rejected the plea of Kuby, 52, operator of a Dallas strip-tease joint, that he was temporarily insane when he shot Oswald. Ruby's conviction was an aft- ermath to a stark sequence of American tragedy that began just 70 yards from the court- house where he was condemned. I That was the spot where an as- Mildrcd iMcCollum, one of tho'sassin's bullets struck Kennedy. 12 jurors, said afterwards they had agreed riot to disclose how many ballots they look. But she Chief defense attorney Melvin M. Belli, known as an outstand- ing civil court trial lawyer, but case of his career, (old news- men after the verdict that one juror, whom he did not identify, had boasted to his employer that if he got on the Ruby panel he would vote the death penally. In reply, Judge Joe B. Brown said: "I heard something about that, but I didn't know when, where or under what circum- stances it occurred. It was hear- adde'd: "We did take more thanla loser in the biggest to me. All sorts of rumors go around. Mr. Belli hns a right to his "Unquestionably they had their minds made Belli said of the jurors. He conducted a long, futile fight to have the trial transferred outside of Dal- las, claiming (hat Ruby could not get a fair hearing here. A portly, gray-haired San Francisco attorney, Helli was beside himself with rage, hi the courtroom In the Instant after' the verdict was returned at p.m. He sprang to his tcel. His face reddened. Judge nrown tried vainly lo rniict him. But ho shouted: "This Is a victory for bigotry. We'll appeal this' to a court whore we can Ret due justice and law." Then as Kuby, still seeming- ly uncomprehending, WHS led past him In the custody of a eras, admitted to the room for phalanx ot burly shcritl's dtp- the verdict a last-minute uties, the defense chief cried: decision oi the court, recorded "Don't worry Jack! We'll ap- scene. It was believed lo be peal this and take it out of Tex- the first time in Ihe history of as." major American criminal [rials The packed courtroom was that such ;i seem- was tele- thrown into wild confusion im- vised. mediately after the verdict, al- Dist. Ally. Henry M. Wade, though Judge Brown had a blunt-faced, gray-haired warned tigainsl any demonstra- prosecutor who 21 times before lions. Network television cam-, (Sei- llK.Vl'll, I'agc THE VICTORIA ADVO GATE 118th 310 TELEPHONE HI 6-1151 VICTORIA, TEXAS, SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 1964 Established lain 46 Pages City Plans Statement On Paving Award Due On Drainage City Council is expected [o let contract Monday afternoon on the fourth drainage project under Ihe paving and drainage bond program, and to make a statement concerning action planned with regard to Paving Project No. 2. Bids on Drainage Project No 4 were opened March 3, with Butex Corp. of Corpus Christ! the apparent low bidder at The engineer estimate on the project had been City Manager John Lee an- nounced last weekend after a conference with the engineers, Lockwood, Andrews and New- nam, thai the city was running short of funds in the paving portion of the bond program. Four alternatives were listed: to finance part of the remain- DESPITE MIST ing scheduled paving through issuance of warrants; financing through a second bond issue; financing out of current income over the next two or three years; or abandonment of part of the paving program. In releasing the agenda for the Monday council session, Lee said that a statement con- cerning the second paving project would be made. Bill Obsta Shows Champion Steer PARADE AWARDS Representa- tives of Mission Valley and Our Lady of Victory 4-H Clubs and Jaycce Pres- ident Jim Cumley are shown after presentation of trophies in the non- commercial float division in day's Western Parade. Mission ley won first place and Victory sec- ond. In the commercial class, Cen- tral Power and Light Co. was judged first and Conti's second. 2nd Place Captured by Collegian Show Declared County's Hcsl No Trace Found of Witness Western Parade Ex-Convict 11 N rtl "ie Brand champion David Fred B.v IIKNIIY .Itt. Adviic.itc Staff Writer Bill Obsla, a sophomore at Victoria High School and Ihe son of Mr. and Mrs. F1. IS. Obsla of lit, 1, exhibited a Hereford steer to the grand championship of the I8lh annual Victoria Coun- ty Livestock Show Saturday afternoon. Obsta, ii member of the Vic- toria High FFA Chapter, is no newcomer in the local steer show arena. As a Victoria Coun- ty 4-II Cluh member, ho ex-: About persons Among the parade misty wealhcr lo witness the pants was Martha Contract for a new city water i Western Week Parade in down-! daughter ot Mr. and well also is on the agenda for town Victoria Saturday morn- Causey, who appeared as a i n l lus winning wii.-s tut: Tuesday, consideration, along with first ing. first Queen Victoria after statewide alert Saturday j The reserve champion roselle reading of an ordinance Parade officials said more being selected Friday night. Iwenl lo another Hereford shown parking on the west side of persons probably would have arcu senior and Hagler has not been seen Unnselka, a Victoria! North Main Street between Rio-heen among the spectators if school bands, some Wednesday when lie was driven College sophomore and Victoria Grande and Red River, and on-there had been clearer weather. in western attire, pro-iln Corpus Chrisli from Port membcr. He is tlic the norlh side of Red River: Mist fell until just a short while vided music for the parade Ihat vaea where a woman companion son of Mr. victor from Laurent to Azalea Street.1 before tbe colorful procession started at the Commercial-and he had gone after the of [u. 2. His calf was Second reading of an more than 70 floats and intersection, moved to had gone down, Ihred by C. J. Leila of Vicloria. nance calling for Ihe assessment! horseback riders began. The Mam and Church, lo Bridge Hagler quietly checked into a! The winners were selected paving left-out portions on Red parade climaxed Western Week Church and broke up al port Lavaca motel while Mrs.lfrnm 20 entries by Kmil S'clien- Rivcr, Brownson and Cameron and formally kicked off the Bridge and Commercial. jjimmie (Lorclta) Anderson ofidcl, vocational agriculture leach- streets also is scheduled itath annual Victoria County A11 off-duty personnel of the Enlcss, Tex. was telling officers'er al Rungc. Council also will concern It-'Livestock Show. Poll.ce department slip had left Hagler cllngingi Young Hanselka's sister, self with speed zones city A f'oal entered by the Mis- positioned at each intersection'lo a wing of Ihe downed plane. Linda, exhibited the grand leases easements and de'eds ofsion Vallcv 4-fl clllb was Parade route lo direct Mrs. Anderson later changed champion fat lamb, n mutton riuht-of-wav when it meets Mnn 'awarded first place in the non- traffic. Officers on duty also story and the latter version the flock of Walter Slnlzig clsy al 5 p.m. j commercial division. Bill Obsla, assisted witli the Baffle while backed by lie detector Uwlof Schiilenhurg, which lias pro TOPS ST 1C K It SHOW years after he showed his first steer at tho Victoria County Livestock Show, Hill Obsla rot timed Saturday afternoon with anolhrr steor Hint. placed in Ihe lop fiiliiin. Ohsla, a Victoria Ihi'h Sc-linol sophomore, exhibited a llrrrfonl lircd Ijy O'Connor Bros, In both and hf' exhibited the cluun- pinii sti'cr hciT. STOCK SHOW SCHEDULE the Parks and Recreation Com- nn which tl) e ehargc ngainstlsteer here in both Klfil -ind Sen" foarndaDrDrSDvTimemled Sccon'ti place trophy Was said SaturdayJLast year, she exhibited The council toi awarded to Our Lady of Victory Saturday but elsewhere thilt lhcre iirc no reserve champion lamb. The coin-operated center will developments in the case. Thc grand champioti lamb was' stock picnic and barbecue sup- It) (he division cloudv "All we have to do now Is a heavyweight Southdown. j plies as well as soft drinks, Central Power and Light Co'. Tyler hart a thunderstorm due- calch Lawman said, i Reserve faUamb honors went' candy and tobaccos. was firsi prize and ing" the afternoon Heavy rain Tho for M" fm a! A State Highway Department Conti's Hardware and General fell in the Toxarkana area .'.ccrl generally centered between junior at Victoria High School recommendation for speed Repair second. zones on portions of Hummel, The daring motorcycle riding Afternoon temperatures were Juan Linn and Bloomington antics of Shrine groups from mild, ranging from 49 at Am-1 Road will be considered, along Houston and San Antonio who arillo lo 83 at Laredo, wilh execution of an easement performed despite the slick Forecasts called for clearing for the Southern Pacific Rail-'streets received a large skies Saturday night and rising road, a corrected deed for right- amount of applause from the temperatures in most areas of-way on N'avarro Street, and crowd. Sunday, an application for a permit to TURKS STILL FEARFUL There was foe at Galveslon CorP'ls Lhmli and the and the snn of Mr. and Mrs.1 h "onl Today's Cfuicklc Don't drive as If you owned the road drive as If yon owned the car. C. Lala of Country I n'Ct.S Club Dr. Breeder was Norris Hondo nf Brenham. His winner liOJHJ was a lightweight Southdown. Johnny .Slater, a former vo caUonal agriculture instructor (Sno .SHOW. Page (iA) SUNDAY 8 p.m. Nnrmnl IJny. p.m. Stylo Show. I'idillcrs' {.'nu- trsl. MONDAY R Judging ol Mi'nhinn. 5 [ C'luli 7 p.m. lo lid away. p.m. I'jr.l Live- stock Show Auclion. tin Canadian Troops Arrive on NICOSIA, Cyprus fAP) Ca-'l think it would go he re-22-hour flight to Nicosia from.ish Cypriots Canada. i Friday" night wit During Hie crirninf! week the following streets will be closed to traffic due lo work on the city's paving and drainage bond program. Hori Jordan: Closed to through traffic from K-'jd Hivor to High- way 50, and from highway south to Port Lavaca Drive. Crestwood: Closed from Gar- Arenosa Shows Two C hampions Ity PAT WPITTS itho mvnrrs of Ilio Arcnns-i farm, AiU'wnlu Stuff Uvus itsvurfM fi ArcnDsj) I'ony Fiimi ilomi- nnrl an firrnful of rrrl ruses for miirfl I hi- Shetland Pony Show pro moling intrn'st in Ihc pony ihf Virtorifi l.ivrslwk Shmv show iji this scoring with tlir Arcnosji's ('rim's Giptain of chitittp'HHi At.-iMion, ft riri'J dium- Silvcc .shown by Hill pimi j M winning t'.vo ulluir rumml Ihr show's firM places iiii'l capturing a lO-tfrunil rimmiiiim (icrio hiitlii! of Nfomds, Uiiicls ,Slovid of Kj'a, the show liind hmrtiis in Uit: imlUT elJisM'S. ;i nolctl pony (nncit'r. 'J'hirty (ixluhitors cnlcnifi n Ann Patsy, alstj by Dili jrccnnl-lirciikiiiK 42 oiitriP.s in Um '.vris niunrd the fx-'ictly twirr- Iht- charnjjion marc liumhcr fnlann] in year's Silvrr alwny.s [mpuhir pony show. ct'iil caplnrcf] in tiic In adffiliun lo Ihf other stiillions. tiirn- and innlor Mrs. Umturi IliUTOtt, one of 'Sen tiAi w -J-T lo He ioruin .Ihe Airs. M. C. Williams pr attend the March of Dimes benefit drag race Sunday at Aloe Field by members of the Rod Benders. Although main eliminations will begin at p.m., many spectators arc expected shorlly afler 0 a.m. when the time trials begin. Admission will he St.25 for adults, with children under 12 admitted free if accompanied by adults. Pit passes will be available for an extra 75 cents, Speeds of 160, ISO and higher are expected along the quarter mile track. If rain forces a postponement, the races will be held March Howard E. Goldstucker, campaign chairman for the 196-1 March of Dimes, praised club members for Ihcir generosity in conlribuling Ihe proceeds, less expenses, to the March of Dimes. The club did the same thing last year, _ ___ ill b c n n .licularly thusc who now have Mnnday in Ilii' 'children In the eighth anil ninth trustee race for Vi t.rtcn- enrollment is l.WO. but t h a t riot informants said, however, South Centra! Texas: Clear (o Schuol" Building, Ihe B.-IOO Turkish army troops cloudy Sunday through amf- >ear." I.ipscnnib SI Mis Billie still were in their original Warmer Monday. High said, "can he answered in rid i, tho clerk for tho Position. Sunday 63-7B. vancc if parents attend t h e absentee vnting. A responsible Turkish official Temperatures Saturday: Low program Monday niglil for Place S are II. admitted "there is a strong (eel- high 7ti. Clojd Hamilton, president of w- Kucy, Thomas A. Junes, ing of disappointment" thaL Saturday; .01. the Victoria Hich' I'TA ioinei! Ai lero and Thomas J. Turkey has not intervened in! Cyprus. Tides (Port L a v a c a Port pVrent.s (0 Tigtie. Incumbent Joe B. Milam, O'Connor Lows at attend. who served on the hoard for lcr members of the panel nine years, not to run again. Some Turkish Cypriots won-'a.m. and p.m. Highs al (lered how fast the United a.m. ami p.m. lions troops could get into ac-: Barometric pressure at sea I'f will he L. K. Candidates for Place C are in- lion and how they would inter-level: 50.M. Mct.all, associate; principal; cuinbent (Ira.ty Yaibrnugh and pret their peacekeeping role. A Sunset Sunday Sunrise Mnrjonn Vickors, assist- MIS. Camphell. Turkish Cypriot official said Monday ant principal: ami Miss Nova- Seeking 7 are incumbi-nt C. M. they "fear the calamities Jow''u llarry UlhoH, FerRusoo, Joseph W. PcUy Jr. I occur otu. 'school counselors. 'and li. .1. Sluckcy. ;