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Advocate (Newspaper) - March 29, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 15 118th 324 TELEPHONE HI S-HJ1 VICTORIA, TEXAS, SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 19G4 Established IMS 46 Pages Strange Night At Gravel Pit By PAT W1TTE Advocate Staff Writer It was a strange night, and even those who ex- perienced U still aren't sure just what happened. It involved a three-foot "tidal wave" on at least one local gravel pit, a strange two-foot wall of watci rolling up the Victoria Barge Canal; and at midnighl the evacuation of alrncist 300 residents and fishermen Bt Indianola. Somehow, everybody assumes that the local series of events is connected to the Alaskan earthquake, bu' nobody is sure of that either. No one in the Victoria area or along the local coas was injured, and there wasn't any real property dam- age to speak of, but those who saw what happenec here described it as "weird" and "never anything like it before." Perhaps the most unusual part of all was describee by Deputy Sheriff Otto Kubecka, who saw what hap pened at the gravel pit, only a mile and a half wes of the city. Kubecka and three friends, Deputy Jim Bowdcn Alvin Nelson and his brother, Deputy Jimmy Kubecka were playing cards about 10 p.m. at their private club house on the shore of the lake when it all started. "We heard the sound of water sloshing OUo Kubecka said, "and somebody said it must be raining, But then somebody else asked how come wasn't raining on the roof of our cabin. "One of the other guys walked outside to look around, and then shouted back at us: 'Man, there's the crazies rain oiil on (he lake you eve i saw.' Court Hears Connally on Districting HOUSTON (AP) Gov. John Connally said Saturciav he has never staled categorically he would not caU a special session of (he Texas Legislature tor congressional redistricting. "I do not now say Con- nally said. The governor sent to a three- judge federal court written an- swers to five questions drafted by attorneys participating in the re district ing case. Texas Ally. Gen. Waggoner Carr advised the court Connally prepared his answers to (he questions in his presence. Connally was in Houston for ground breaking ceremonies and there had been some indi- cation he might be subpoenaed to appear before the special court Saturday. Won't Appeal After Carr delivered (he writ- ten answers, Judge Joe In- graham asked Carr to advise "When we all walked oulsid we saw it wasn't raining at at but that the lake was actin kind of crazy. It looked like big dishpan of water that some body had been sloshing arounc The waves on it were two fee high anyway, maybe three fee high. The whole thing laste about four or five minutes, an then the lake setlled down I normal again." Strangely, something simila happened in Baton Rouge, La approximately 400 miles fror Victoria, at about Ihe same' lime. In that city, 80 miles inland, the Associated Press reported that a man admiring his new swimming pool "was astonished when water sudden- ly sloshed over one side of it." The "wall of water" on the barge canal was described by Fred Sanchez of Victoria, who was fishing at Louie Walker's Bail Camp near Long Molt. the governor his court would not quired. The (hree-judge presence in now be re- court ruled Oct. 19 that the Texas statute on congressional districting is unconstitutional. This ruling was upheld March 2 by the U. S. Supreme Court. One of the questions submit- ted lo Connally asked what course of action he would take if (he three-judge court does not grant relief during the hearing now in progress. No Decision "I do not intend to anticipate the judgment of this court and] Stunned Alaska Counts Dead Johnson Pledges Full Aid To Quake-Scarred State ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Alaska counted its dead and marshalled orces lo care for the living Saturday timid widespread devastation from one of listory's mightiest earthquakes. President Johnson declared the stale a major disaster area and pledged all :lie government's resources in providing aid. The known death loll still was surprisingly low. Fears it would mount into :ha hundreds were diminishing. Less than 100 were listed as dead or so far, Alaska's liirgosl cily n population of nearly lOtUHm in Hie area, took UK- brunt of llu- great (loud l-'ridav shoi-k which struck ut p.m. CS'l. Ciiiint .seismic .sea waves by Ilir quake smashed into half a smallpr cities rimming (lie Gulf of Alaska south of hero and on Kodiak Island. causing (loath and destruction. Tho waves raced on, leaving a trail of devastation down the Pacific coast from Canada to California. In tlio worst of Ihe distant wave disasters, al 10 dird and fill wn-p miss- ing in Crescent City, Calif., more than mill's; from the quake. The epi- center of the shock was about ISO miles southeast of Anchorage. Onu child drowned and three were missing when the sens cjmghl a Tacoma, Wash., family camped and sleeping on u beach near Newport. Ore. The waves slushed 'PBIBILOF IS. SCENE OF EARTHQUAKE This map of the 49th state shows the area around the Gulf of Alaska where the Friday centered. Worst devastation Anchorage, at the part of tlie gulf. occurred at north central waves the Hawaiian islands, without major damage or injury, am! finally spent themselves us they lapped Japan and Siberia. Tlie death toll rose to Ui in Ihe cily of Anchorage us rescue workers searched through wrecked ami damaged buildings and homes iti freezing foggy weather. There wore unofficial reports of possibly 100 missing, John Alcanlrn, assistant to Gov. William A. ICgnn, snid sev- en (lead were found in (he Tur- nagain residential area of swank Anchorage Editor Describes Ordeal tty WILLIAM .1. TOB1N .Miiiuiglng Ktlilor, Anrhnrngn Dully Timr-s "I don't know too much about the Sanchez said Satiir-, Injured In 3-Car Collision Two Victoria County youllis were injured Satin when their car plow LBJ Eyes Probe Of Food Prices areas were devas- tated and tidal waves and tiro hod carried denlh and dostruc- ANOIOHAGB, Alaska for Ilioiisiinds of miles. It seemed unbelievable at lhc! leaped from my car, with beginning. Then you knew this lllc motor still running, and ran ,was a iiiiijhlv earthquake and Hie slri'cl. A woman Inert! homes, where were f Wero in danger. .was ahoiil lo fall, and i grabbed lencd or tumbled over a bluff YOU thought, first, of your her. As stood supporting into Cook Inlet family. Then von wondered wli other, the Penney building Four died in debus oflhe was hanpraing to your wcavcd mill rocked, live-story J. C. Penney The building is wludowless Finally, ynu Ihrre ahove Hie firsl floor, and shc.ith- Four more bodies were found in' an area of coin-machine .IK ynu and scores on Ihe outside hpj-an lo peel buildings. cf off and fall in (lie slrret. One num was killed in Hie in" the middle of lapse of a lower al the mlerna- ing, buckling street. was just parking my oar In JOHNSON CITY, Tex. news conferences, Johnson President Johnson called j "'SM'day for an investigation of Ihc I I.STUC with Sen I W into the aan In food prices-the spread iFulbrighfs critical views of ad- what producers gel and'miniciriiinn tmlicu i T trnm hplllnd consumers pay. The emphasis allon day, "but I knew at Ihe Port be on meat prices. lionnl airport. At Howard, liO miles south o! Anchorage, three were one" ''jfionl of the new five-story J. C. rear of one car ami then funny was going on, It was funny looking wave, Ihe kind a boat makes when it goes by. Only there wasn't any boat." Sanchez said It lasted about 10 or 15 minutes. Louie Walker, owner of the Drive-Odem Street intersec- tion. Chester Hanzelka, IB, Placedo, and Tommy Ponder! At one of his surprise Satur- WEATHER camp, told essentially the same story. "It was a roll of Walker said, "about IB or 24 Partly cloudy and mild Sun- av and Monday with north dead and 20 missing. At in downtown 150 miles-south, three were everything -id 24 missing. 'shake. Kire destroyed the licforc business district anil Ihc water-iter o( .front facilities .S'eward, in--------------- eluding Standard Oil and Tex- is planning lo visit am storage tnnks, which sent A ml pockets of jmvcrty and unem-.names (owcnnf; hundreds of ploymcnl at some time not nnd lit Ihc night sky. aul inches high. It was more like Garley, 20, of 2C08 Mit of Route 5, were released j after receiving emergency treatment at Citizens Memorial Hospital for facia! cuts. City Patrolman Cary Taylor to 15 m.p.h. Expected Sunday said cars driven by Robert temperatures: High 70, low 52. set But he (Iocs not intend to] First rrom In- make R flying trip lo view Alaskan earthquake areas. -Hailed a wave, because the seemed to flaiten out waterSSt., Hanzelka and Steve again after it passed. There was no noticeable difference in the (Sec NIGHT, Page IOA) Plane Hits Ml. Vesuvius 27, of 2301 N. Louis St., an off- duty city policeman, dfciUod much of Ihe (own was destroyed nnd 50 had been the release of But later word from .ilots who were sliotjAdm. K. E. Kicrii, command of the Alaska Sea frontier with headquarters in Kodiak, salt! Johnson covered these, and an there had been no casualties. The village of Kaguyak on the southern tip of Kodiak Island radioed two wero missing and fishing other crowded, pine-paneled library Monday. High Sunday office of the big stono-and-frame s .through traveling in one two three G5'75' '.LBJ ranchhousc on the banks of'T'O were evacuated by order west on Port Lavaca Temperatures Saturday: Podcrnalcs River. jboals. Drive when Garley slopped to 78r low 62. I He was ntlired in range-conn-1 Another village on liie same Tides (Port Lavaca Port LrV fiarb, from brown "arlwr, said 60 to 70J left turn onto Odem. ;wcrc homeless on the bench. (Kcc ALASKA, I'agc make The Hanzelka car rammed at wide-brim evacuated and about 160 the rear of Garley's vehicle a.m. and p.m Lows al hat' matching beige shirt, and this crash was followed by! a.m. and pm eks Jachet wit" his in- a collision involving the front day. !ltlals monogrammmg (he nock- of Brown's car against the: Barometric pressure at sea "c hchml1 3 spacious ma- NAPLES, Italy (AP) An back of Ihe Hanzelka level- 30 12 nogany desk or paced behind it .T: Italian airliner with 15 persons j lhc offjcer sakl. Sunset'Sunday 6'45 Sunrise 'f hc ,f off, Tbe accident occurred m J mcnls and answered questions. nally sairi. The Oct. nlinlo ivhafc Mn1 c Th nlght m a rainstorm. ordered said lhey [enred all p.m. with the two injured [youths being taken to the hos- in a Duckett ambulance, state officials to hold' no more ;ahoard perished in the congressional elections under !evo tragedy Page 1CA) !'Officials said (here were 40 LE7, GUEST and a crew of 5 oni________________________________ ihe four-engine lurboprop Vis- collrit' Tne control tower at Ca- I Is >Y Ipodichino Airport lost contact j with the plane as it came in on a landing during a heavy rain- storm. Tower personnel said thp pilot reported no difficulties before blackout. I r o m the U.S Weather Bureau Office (See Weather Klsewhcre, IOA) Mrs. Johnson listened in at the back of the. room. One announcement was that Ihe President was preparing lo ask Congrress for legislation to create n bipartisan commission Jimmy Quirk quipping that loday he is one year older than the Kentucky Derby and (wo O 1 1 oocial Llub To Mark Anniversary Victoria Woman Talks To Daughter in Alaska Telephone culls the'voicc and to know that they earthquake stricken area in were was the comment a wcnv-j As watched, my oar was [Smashed flat. Nearby, grunt fissures opened up In tlio ground. Two of tho largest were up to HO feat 10 fct-t or more deep began lo'am' n block or two long. Some jusl slid in. iilnmst it was over, the Others leclored on the Anchorage wa.s in ruins, edge, j Atfl.sf of lite slniclurrs In Ilia jlirart of Hie oily nre only onn jor two slorie.s Aflor k'ntfiing with gralrful relief my family wa.s all right, there was the business of try- ng (o find out the gravity of the disaster nnd give any help I could. Hundreds of ot'hers for- got their own losses nnd did lha same. The night was Incredibly si- lent and dark. All power had been knocked out, gas lines were broken and there was no wnter. Workers and those on guard againsl looters gavo n firefly effccl as they moved through the devastated district with flashlights and lanterns, Cily, Civil Defense, nnd busi- ness and military leaders met at 3 a.m. in tho fire hnll lo pieco (ogether reports on the impact of thn disaster and plan how lo restore emergency .services. Two of Ihc men Ihere wero Mayor Perry Stockton and City Manager James W Harrison of Sewnrd, which only Iwo dfivs ago had been named one of 11 all-America cities hy n national Were Splii Ry lllr ASSOnAir.n T'Rl'.-ss Tlio Alaskn struck vlolciilly on Good Frlilny, Ihc day t'ln Isllans c.verywherp o h s n r v o In memory of Christ's crucifix- ion ill Jerusalem. There was an earthquake nn Hint firsl (iooil (ells nbout It: "And behold Ihc cur lain the temple wan lorn In two from lop (o hollnni find (lie nnrtli .shouk and llm rocks were spill." of 15 to study changes he said; Alaska were al a premium .Sal- are taking place in the food in- unlay morning hut one Victorian! Bernard Klocsel 7W. N. George SI after she lor ._ o1- .Tin. .1 alJ-Anifnr'j iwird rnUn-iH duslry. after a Ihrcc-hour delay finally: ;Prltc l" hc'' Mrs..lh ny much oflhe wale As an illuslralion of what in touch wilh her daughter' hrncsl nf lncir hni, commission would get at, John-1 at Elmendorf Air Force Hasc Krncsl- is stationed ,vjlf, son cited this situation: near Anchorage. al the base. .lar.ks afire ami'Alaska Ilailroari "ft S" l" "cr ceiving 25, 30 per cent less we have the housewife who jsl ML Vesuvius dominates this pan- souincrn city anf) piarosjSan years older than the telephone, and lhat makes him 00 Telferner Melhodist Church members planning to hold Iheir annual pan sausage and cake supper beginning at 5 p.m. next Saturday with a country store and auction set they circle in for Janriing for e p.m Airs. Krnest lt was not immediately known Dick Jr. of Just Friends Club whether there were any foreign- reminding members and for- ers aboard mcr members of the club of the -------------'----------------______ egg hunt today at for the members' children and 151'JJisll I. IflllCS grandchildren Herbert! Wisclikacmpcr marking a birth-i IJcSll'OV r OI'l day yesterday And birth-! J day congratulations may be LONDON Brit- extended to Dr. Fnrrcsl Segcnish warplanes acting under iqmorroiv Henry Malchctt high-level official orders strafed discussing the problems in- and destroyed a Yen fort on the volved in building a new frontier of the Aden Protcc- home Mrs. Jean Jacks torate Saturday, scheduled to address the Area- A Defense Ministry spokes- wide Home Demonstration said the attack, by a Monday at p.m. at 1406 squadron of fighters, was in re- E. Red River .Mrs. Lucille taliation for two assaults by Ye- Ilybak enjoying pretty window meni aircraft on protectorate displays Donald Pozzf in territory within the past two from St. Mary's Univcrsity'weeks. San Antonio for Easter The spokesman said warning Airs. Annie Wood, Mrs. Elhel leaflets were dropped on tho fort niakcmorc and Miss Effiejby two reconnaissance planes Pridge, discussing the Azalea'before the attack and that Trail they visited in Houston i "there was no sign of life either and reporting it Is or during the attack." The American Citizens Social'serving of barbecue at noon mers in the area tolci ot Club will observe its )7th an- Tickets will he each (or a 25 or" 30 per cent more- burst of flames nivcrsary April 5, at the Club barbecue plate, and each for'or about the same as a year where searchers Westerner wilh a barbecue and the dance. The program is ago. dance scheduled to get under way "We want to see why that's Hep. Henry B. Gonzales of about to 2 p.m. (Scp t ]OA) Antonio will be principal Mayor Kemper Williams Toilay's Chuckle A wife Is snmrone who slU up with yon when you're sick anil puts with you M'licn you're mil. Klnesel wa.s told that everybody No attempt will he made to jwas shook up" nnd that (here restore services in (he [ extensive glass breakage, town nrea immediately. Under- -j The Booths have been sta- ground pipes nnd lines arc loo tioncd in Alaska for three years badly dainriRcd. The firs', nefil hut expect to relurn to Victoria is to gel power, water and i-.ns jin August before taking another to homes, which arc cold nnd I assignment elsewhere. (Spc KIHTOH, P.igi- IOA) the with the Re pastor of Our Larly of Sorrows Catholic Church, to give the in- vocation. Mrs. Pete Sepulveda Is Ihe director of the entertainment program consisting of Spanish dances. In exchange for the en- tertainment, members will be asked lo make a donation to the proposed Catholic Youth Cen- ter of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. The club was organized in 1947 to promote better under-; standing in the community for! its members, and to unite, cdu-l cate and builri better citizens.! Fifty-two scholarships have been extended. j A banquet for graduates Is' sponsored each year, with a I guest speaker making a slrongl 'point of talking lo the students! about continuing their educa- tion. In addition, an intensive back- (See CLUB, Page IOA) M UT UA L WKLL-WI SHIN G Good Will Easter Theme of World N'EW YORK tians by tlie millions around the world will observe Easier Sunday in a theme of ecumenical good will. Pope Paul VI extended a Koman Catholic "well-wish- ing Easter salute to the Oriental churches" and "greetings and peace lo all the Anglican churches." Catholics end Protestants alike will flock to churches to observe the resurrection of Christ. Sunrise services will be held at such varied locales as mountain lops and in ftadio City Music Hall in New York Cily. The Easter weekend was an occasion, loo, for travel and family reunions. Kennedy International Air- porl in New York reported an all-time record for operations, with land- ings ami takeoffs in a 24- hour period, topping a pre- vious mark ol l.Hfi. President Johnson had ar- ranged a quiet weekend at his ranch outside of Austin, Tex. The weekend began with something of a religious rarity Good Friday and the start of thfc Jewish Pass- over falling on Ihe same day. "It was as If the calendar trying lo underline the brotherhood of said tho N'ew York Journal- American. Good Friday marked the crucifixion of Christ; Pass- over the Jewish exodus from slavery. In another quirk of the calendar, most K A s t c r n Orthodox Christians will ob- serve Kaslcr on May 3 he- cause of a variance in cal- culating the (lay of the resur- rection. In the Holy Land, worship- pers knelt al the Tomb of Christ. Protestants as well as Catholics attended Holy Saturday Mass in Jeru- salem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Pope Paul VI celebrated Mass last January. Keflccling Ihe good will stirred by the Pope's pil- grimage, the Hcv, Benedict Stolz, prior of the fiasilica of the Durmition in Jerusa- lem, said. are celebrating r'.aslcr In the Holy [.and this year with a iccling of renewed hope and Bishop llciibcn II. Mueller, presidonl of the U.S. lional Council of Churches, spending the weekend in West Berlin, Germany, said in an Kastor message: "Facing our problems to- day, as Christ's followers faced theirs in their day when the (irst K n s t e r dawned, we. too, can find help in the living Christ no matter what our problems are." Weather was a factor in (Sec THEME, Page )ru> ;