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   Advocate (Newspaper) - April 1, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 327 TELEPHONE HI VICTORIA, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 1964 Established MS Holdings Expaiidetl By Carbide Firm Buys 235-Acre Site By MARY BAKER PHILLIPS Advocate Port Lavaca Bureau PORT Car- bide Corporation of New York has purchased 235.295 acres of land from T. A. McDonald of Long Molt, according to a deed filed in the county clerk's of- fice last Friday. Plant Manager Bob Barry reported Tuesday that the company had no immediate plans for its use and that it was purchased because it was avail- able. He also stated that it had nothing to do with the present expansion of Ihe slyrene plant. Revenue stamps attached to the deed, dated March 17, 1964, indicated a purchase price of subject to royal- ty interest in all oil, gas or other minerals reserved by W. T. Hennings in deed of Aug. 21, 1958, to Myrtle Hennings, and subject to the irrigation canal casement in favor of Calhonn County Canal Co. contained in that instrument dated Dec. 18, 1945, executed by Hennings. 12 Miles From City The property, a portion of the Jose Miguel Cortez League, is located 12 miles from Port Lavaca on Highway 185, south- east of the company's Seadrift tract. This increases the com- pany's Seadrift area holding? to acres. Major expansions have increased the plant's capacity and line of since it began operation in 195'i until it is now a major producer of chemicals, olefins and plastic resins. Second Major Sale This marks the second major land sale in Calhoun County recorded to out of state indus trial firms since congress ap proved the Matagorda Ship Channel Sept. 26, 1961. The first was the purchase of the 197-acre Green Lake homestead of Mr. and Mrs C. R. Sikes by Nationa Starch and Chemicals Corp. o New York on Oct. 4, 1961. Rev enue stamps on that deed indi cated a purchase price of 000. This mUljon petroehem rtsPw "annual capa city of 45 million pounds o vinyl compounds, a major material for vinyl plastics, am which is used in plants, lami nates, coalings and a wid variety of other products. Carbide, who has pioneerei the petrochemicals industry has other Texas plants locate in Texas City and Brownsville WESTERN DAYS Cigarette Tax Nearly Normal AUSTIN (AP) State ciga rette tax revenues shot up Si. million in March, nearly read ing their level of January, b( fore the cigarette smoking scar showed up in tax reports. State Treasurer Jesse Jame reported the state tax on ciga relies brought in i March. February revenues wer sleep dip from Jai uary's Mary Teresa Holm, Nazarei Academy junior, receiving co gratulations for gaining sem finals in national oratorical co test of the National Cathol Youth Organization Federalio in Washington, D. C. Monda Tommy Bauer nursing sprained wrisl la his surpri; the John V. Borregos a riving here from San B'rancist Calif., for a three-weeks vac lion and to be with his parenl the Eugene Borregos Lyd Gabrysch sending word th she's been missing some Hat Presented To Sweetheart Gail Depine, a sophomore edical technology major at ctoria College and the daugh- lUghter of Mr. and Mrs. Eu- ne Depine of Mil E. Warren, as crowned Western Sweet- art Tuesday evening du.'ing e Aggie Club kickoff party eceding Western Days on mpus. Aggie President James Gala- xy presented Miss Depine with western hat. She will reign 'er the various special cam- us activities this week, which ad with a western dance Fri- ay evening in the Student Un- n. The club presented its faculty lonsor, V. T. Kallus, with a eslern dress coat, The student body chose Miss epine from a slate of six con- stants nominated by the spon- )ring Aggie Club. Following the Tuesday meet- g club members went to the ames Calaway farm about five iles north of Victoria on the uero Highway, where they amped out. They were sched- 1 e d to leave there early Wednesday morning on a trail de that would bring them to ie campus about 8 a.m. Most of Ihe western aclivi- es will be held Thursday and Aid Plans Pushed For Alaska Casualty Toll Revised Down GAIL DEPINE Friday, though western attire is expected to be the most com- mon fashion on campus the re mainder of the week. Other sweetheart nominees were Barbara Clark, Martha Pckar, Sharon Dischinger, Ju- dith Harris and Mary Beth Kil- gore. 24 Cents Revolt in Brazil Gains Momentum RULING PROMISED TODAY ANCHORAGE, Alaska State and federal agencies has- tened a massive aid program for quake-stricken Alaska Tues- day night while civil defense of- ficials revised downward their list of dead and presumed dead. The latest civil defense count was 19 known dead and 77 pre- sumed dead. Together with 18 dead and 7 missing from sea waves in California and Ore- gon, this made the latest tplal over all 37 dead and 84 missing. The announcement was the most recent in a series of fig- ures which has varied widely since the quake and seismic waves struck Friday nighl. One official count had reached as high as 178 dead and missing. Confusion The casualty confusion wa: clue to the fad no one agency Asso'cialc jota R. was assigned to keep (rack. Bt. o[ lhe us Skimpy or nonexistent of A cais said thc spc. mcalion with remote points was Districting Hearing Ends On Carr's Plea for Time HOUSTON (AP) A federal court on congressional redis- tricting ended Tuesday with Texas Ally. Gen. Waggoner Carr asking lhe three judges not Texas could be redistrided on a more equitable basis either through a special session of lhe legislature or by special actions by the Slate Executive Commit- Ihe state. also a factor. The figures were certain to change further. The Civil Defense Agency of- fice gave Ibis breakdown: An- to disrupt thc 19G1 elcclion pro- lees of the Iwo major political cedures already under way in parlies, Carr lold thc court: "If you require a special ses- sion at this time you arc really going to shake this stale to its foundation. "We believe Texas can meet the problem bill the question cannot be met in the lime we have." William Cassin, chief attorney for Ihe Republicans, had con- Icnded a special session of lhe Rebels Vow To Depose President Iron I Slate Joins Uprising KIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil "Thai is so far out of orbit it. (AP) A military-political Ihe slate wilhin 2-1 days. "That formula calls for only one-day of public hearings by the Carr sale' is almost irresponsible." Brown said he agreed but he cial court will announce its rul- ing at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Carr's closing argument end- ed a four-day hearing lhal had been expected to be completed Jin just one day. Child Care Center Opening Delayed By BRUCE PATTON Advocate Staff Wrilcr Directors of the Becky Lack Child Day Care Cen- er learned somewhat sadly Tuesday that a plan under vhich the center might begin operations during April must be abandoned. In February the board agreed on a site formerly 'ccupied by Lack Stores, Inc. at Stayton, Depot and L. n J I III JllSL UIIU chorage, 6 dead 2 missing and Attorneys for 27 Republicans presumed dead; Cordova 1 aml two Dcm0crats earlier had dead; Kodiak 7 and M: Sew- outlined eight ways they said arrt, 3 and 19; Valdez, i School Vote By Absentee Closes at 32 30; Whiltier 1 and 12. The agency excluded, without explanation, these reports from oilier sources: a Coast Guard- announced death al Kayak Is- and, an unofficial report of 1 dead and 5 missing in Port ton, 3 missing at Port Nellie' Juan and 23 missing at Chen- ega. Uiver Dries Up In a side development, a pi- lot reported that one of Alaska's large rivers, the Copper, svhich flowed near llie great quake's epicenter east of here, had dried up. There was speculation it was Cameron. Preliminary plans'ppuring into great fissures were made to begin operation as ripped in the earth by the tern- LBJ Flies Back to Cold Washington WASHINGTON Presi- Icnt Johnson ended a six-day faster vacation and returned to lold Carr he was disappointed! spread early Wednesday revolt againsl President Joao Gouliirt's left-leaning govern- Ihc attorney general had offered I'o more advice than to delay implementation of its Oct. 19 or- der until after the elections. "You don't have to argue with me nhoul a M-day session of the Brown said. "Bui to Sao powerful stale. Brazil's most Gen. Amaury Krucl, com- n mdcr of the 2nd Army in the industrial metropolis of Sao Paulo, joined thc revolt against Goulart "to free the nation we have six or seven months from the Communist yoke. before lhe November general election. That Iho election lhal counts and I can't holicve slate legislature could redislricl (See HEAIUNG, Page 5) tangle quickly as possible, with day care lo be provided for 30 chil- dren. blor's fury. This was the picture: Fishing and canning Indus' However, Charles C. Carsner, vice president of the board, lold board members Tuesday that Thirty two absentee restrictions imposed by vere cast in the Victoria Inde-jthe Victoria Building Code ruled pendent School District board the possibility of using the .tries wiped out in many towns crippled in others; the profit- able tourist trade a quoslion mark; the railroad out of com- mission, its facilities shattered between Seward on thc sea and (See ALASKA, Page 5) rustees election, according to Business Manager Roy Green- wood. Deadline for absentee voting was 5 p.m. Tuesday. site. The installation of fire walls and other requirements pushed costs too high for it to be consid- ered as a site, he added. One bright spot at the meeting, however, was (he announcement at 8 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Saturday in the election, with nine candidates seeking three positions at stake. the Seven polling places will open by Mrs. C. C. McCall, board president, that the center's char- ier as a non-profit organization ,by the State of Texas had ar- iriveci. Various arrangements Polling places will be Hopkins and Plans fm'. lhe, ,cent5 (Precinct with Mrs. been temporarily delayed while School John Alkek Sr. as judge; Court- house (Precinct 2 and area west of the Guadalupe wilh Mrs. C, H. Ponish as judge; awaiting the charter. Temporary Site An alternate, temporary MacArthur Holding Own WASHINGTON CAP) Gen eral of the Army Douglas Mac Arthur's condition remains criti cal. But aided by around-the clock medical attention, he i holding his own. This was the latest won Tuesday afternoon from Walter site Washington Tuesday night the problem Alaskan earthquake relief. A light, wet snow was falling in the unseasonably cold capital when the President's plane :oiichcd down at p.m. after a flight from Bcrg- slrom Air Force Basa in Texas. The departure was delayed a Tew minutes waiting for the ar- rival of Mrs. Johnson from Den- ton, in North Texas, where she received an honorary degree at Texas Woman's University. The President, deeply tanned by his few days in the sun, shook hands with several of the about 150 speclalors gathered al Berg- strom. This was the end of a six-day Easter vacation for the presi dential couple lhat was sad dened by (he massive Alaskan earthquake. Although lhe Good Friday ca laslrophe kept ths Presiden close to his holiday White House on LBJ Ranch, K miles west Austin, he found time lo enter tain a few guests and to look Licenses Still Not Issued Rough estimates late Tuesday were (hat ap- proximately motor vehicle license plates for lOli-l remain to bo issued on Iho fimil day Wedncs- day at tlio Victoria County (ax office. Tax Assessor-Collector 11, Campbell Dodson said his deputies were (oo busy diking cnre of llic wall-to-wall crowds thronging the office lo make an accurate count of licenses issued up to now. However, Hudson wns given estimates which 'indicated that the puce ot Monday nnd Tuesday lunl brought the registration lo with- in of the issued last year. He wns hope- could he taken cnre of on (ho final day Wednesday, nnd said (lie office will re- main open as long as any lines of applicants re- main to he served. Tile usscssor-colleclor pointed out that only passenger license plates remain on hand, nnd more Hum 500 of these are for the- rcmniiidcr of the year. 11 program Reed Army Hospital where his ranchland properties Manager Some Old Sewer Lines Being Replaced by City Several hundred feet of and gutter, on an assei_ of sewer lines are being replaced menl basis, plus some Reused Goularl of being man- cr- by the city along roulcs of bond worth of storm sewer w o r Communists and program drainage and paving, which the city will do put that he must be put A rebel broadcast from Minas crais stale, where thc rebel- ion had broken oul Tuesday, innminccd, Krucl would inarch gains! Rio de Janeiro to de- io.se Goulart. However, a com- nunique issued by Kruel in Sao made no mention of such dans. General Strike Goularl late Tuesday ordered roops to smash lhe revolt in Minns Gerais. At the same time he Communist-dominated Gen- eral Command of called a general strike in sup- port of Goulart. This was before word reached :lto that the revolt had spread lo Sao Paulo. The president ordered troops of the 1st Army here to move against rebels in the strongly anli Communist neighboring slale of Minas Gerais where a "revolulionary capital" had been proclaimed at Julz de Fora, 00 miles north of Rjn fla Janeiro. Proclaimed Support He sent (lie troops against both Juiz de Fora and the state capital, Belo Horizonte, where thc governor had proclaimed himself in support of the move- ment lo overthrow Goularl. The president declared in A statement to the nation lhal tha revolt would be smashed within a few hours. Reports here said that a bat- talion of shack troops and the 5lh Infantry Regiment stationed at nearby Pelropolis had moved out Tuesday nighl for Juiz de Fora. A rebel general there had o c K a 29 and with was discussed by Carsner as a site. After dis- on a motion old warrior's doctors reported.and entile, that his condition remained "es- Tourists once got a glimpse sentially the same as it was this of the President astride a fa- [voritc Tennessee walking horse the board, on a motion morning." lvo1 'jby Joe Long and seconded by The hospital bulletin added pr; n wrs. 0 voted lo sendlihal MacArthur "is holding his on P n M 11- __ __, i. _ n: John l.ee said current funds to complement bond program drainage facil- Speakerman as judge; proposal lo a committee rep- Welder Junior High School resenting owners of lhe site. (Precincts 4 and wilh Mrs. Carsner declined to publicly R. D. Harrison as judge; Smith........ own." Thc doctors said thc possibil- ity that MacArthur may have identify the site, but additional complication ot a Llementary School, if an agreement is made tojstrcss ulcer of thc stomach 10 and with Mrs. C. C. Mc-juse the site, it probably will prompted by the rigors he has Cleary as judge; Guadalupe Elementary School (Precinct with Mrs. Ervin Bayer as judge; and Wood Elemenlary School (Precincts 26 a n d with B. H. Mutchler as judge. Slightly over voters are eligible to cast their ballots Sat- urday. come within a week. Carsner, J. W. Hunter, build- undergone in recent cannot he denied or confirmed, (See CENTER, Page 5) suspected." practicing a little cattle herding on the hanks of the Pedernales River just outside his front door. But most While House brief- ings told of Iho President busy with two important develop- Alaskan earthquake and Ihe release of the Iwo U.S. airmen whose plane was shot (Sec LBJ, Page 5) Tuesday. _ Lines being replaced arc ilics in this general area, (hose where records indie trouble might develop in out of the power which he abuses." Ready To Join There was no immediate word miliar faces Airs. J. M. Two Injured As Car Flips Advocate For! Lavaca Bureau PORT LAVACA Two per- ,01 sons were injured, one fa-ly, in a one-car accident at approximately equal disavor of Five Candidates Disfavor New Stadium, Drop-Outs By PAT WITTE Advocate Staff Writer School drop-outs and the pro- posed football stadium met with candidates for the Victoria Schecller admitting that she was running late on a planned schedule Mrs. Tcil Powledgej Miss Dora taking pains with her grocery, passenger, received severe shopping Mrs. W. lacerations, and was reported] in serious condition at Champ T r a y 1 o r Memorial Hospital. Miss Gloria Ramirez, 18, the :45 p.m. Tuesday on Highway caniates or te ictoria 15 near lhe Port Lavacl citv Independent _ School District's 35 near lhe Port Lavaca city limits. Board of Trustees who ad- dressed a meeting Tuesday sponsored by the Vic- County Citizens Voter's American students is an im- portant factor. "The drop-out Artero said, "doesn't begin in the sixth, seventh or eighth grades. It begins in the firsl, iccausc that's when these stii dents begin falling behind drop-outs can be given mean-. O'N'eil wearing her Easier cor- sage to work Mrs. Lillic Mae Duran doing some banking and catching up on her visiting! driver of the 1959 station All lhe candidates present at the meeting, John Artero, H. W. rr Jr., Rnhprt famn Robert Camp. B. B. Gaylc in from Goliad on business Rumors being! confirmed t.iese days about wedding bells that will ring for former Victoria, J. B. Owens Jr., now of San Benilo Mrs. involved, was reported in condition, but was being for observation. The accident occurred when the car went oul of control, crossed over to the wrong side Jj fhcv ere UJ., I1UW Ul kjail uviinv .TI.O. Daisy Krehmcier back at the of the highway and overturned office after a recent illness .according to Highway Patro- rnon John Bentley who investi- gated. The car was demolished. Benlley said his investigalion Mrs. Adele Love back from a day in Corpus Marcie Ohrt, recuperating from lha mumps, planning a delayed Easier egg hunt wilh sister Denyce that correct phone number for reservations to Iho District 20 supper meeting of the Texas Graduate Nurses Associalion at Sun Valley Country Club on April 7 is Mrs. Lily ZuiUuis, HI 5-7626. was still incomplete. Today's Chuckle The next lime Yankee criticizes the Soutli, ask him If he ever heard of anybody retiring and going North. opposed to the stadium in their brief presenlalions of views be- fore lhe approximately 40 who attended the meeting at the Court House. Four other candidates in Ihe race, T. A. Jones, Thomas J. Tighe and Incumbents Grady Yarbrough and C. M. Ferguson, did not attend. Artero said an additional foot- ball stadium would mean added costs of maintenance and lia- bility Insurance, and that the money could be put (o bcller use elsewhere. He died Uie problem ol drop-outs, and said that the language handicap for Latin after "toe i, i 11 lit t; VYda ILIJ IIIILVlldLU Vi Ul U Other city prcjccls now undtr, govmmcnl actinn against the way include inc laying hllge Sao near future, due lo the age of; tent of 12-inch walcr main governor had indi- the lines. "Mr. Atkinson (Walcr i thc eastern city limits f r o nvcatcd he was to join and Delmar Drive, including inslal- anti-Goulart uprising. Sewer Supl. V. E. Atkinson) lalion of Iwo fire hydrants, and The ailing War minislcr Gen. and his crews are putting them! strip paving on West Brazos Jair Dantas Ribeiro, issued a in now so we would have to go Street. jcommunique from a hospital back later nnd lear up the Lee said the strip of Brav.os, bed saying lie was reassuming Lee explained. west of Vine Street, is lhe laslcommancl of the nation's army Work of replacing old sewer: graveled street in thc orca.idcspite had health. He prom- line is now in progress on Power Street, and plans call for thc re-laying of GOO feet of line on Htllcr Street. Progress of the bond program into north Victoria also has opened the way for beginning of paving work in the long-de- layed Bon Aire Subdivision project. This will include the laying of 27 blocks of paving,   (Sec REVOLT, Page 5) ingful advice from former stu dents who quit school and now "have seen the error of Uieir ways." "H would Kacy said, "if each student thinking of quilting school would go down[ Trail of Six Flags Theatre will 'The Heiress' Due Tonight Local Rainfall Picture Almost Back to Normal Unlike last spring, Victoria [M a r c h. Highest temperature County's rainfall this year ap-jwas 79, recorded on the 19th pears to be normal again 'and 25. The lowest was a 39, or as near normal as the March 21. er ever gets. G oatest wind gust was 54 The U.S. Weather Bureau atjmiles per hour on the 9th. to the employment office and open what is perhaps its most' foster Field recorded 2.10 inch- Highest barometric pressure ,of play of the currcnlics of rain during March, mak- was 30.40 on lhe 30lh, and the Kacy suggested that ,01 i that would he available to him. Airing of Views Sel for Thursday The nine candidates seeking ;he three positions at stake in lhe Victoria Independent School District board of trustees elec- tion Saturday will he given a chance to air their views at a meeting Thursday night spon- .season at 8 p.m. Wednesday, of- tntnl 'ng a nf R RS n m- o vr n Many would change their fering a cal of seasoned local 'n .0 yr( minds." Normal for the first three minds." He added that he was "not against but that he veterans and two brand new faces in "The Heiress." did not think a new stadium is playhouse at Foster .22 below normal, which is justified for Uie time being. "If later we need more facili- ties, f would be in favor of ex- panding the present he said. Mrs. Campbell pointed to her experience in adult education, and said, "we see what hap- sored by tha League of Women tn drop-ouls when Ihcy u_i___ 3Mlilfa Voters. The meeting will begin al p.m. at the Palli Welder Junior High School Cafeteria. Each candidate will be given five minutes lo speak, or can send a statement to be read at the meeting if unable lo at- tend. Candidates will also an- swer written questions from the audience. An informal coffee will be held become adults." "A reduction of Iho student load for each she added, "will permit closer at- tention to the problems which result in thc drop-out. And 1 feel an adequate program of adult education would help lo prepare parents lo encourage their children lo remain In ______ _ She said lhal (here are junc (See MKli'.TING, Page 5) land Nancy Sloncr. months is an even seven inches. The scene will be Devereux The 2.10 recorded In March 8 p.m. Area residents still can lo I905- particularly significant when nlh records that date lowest was on Ihe 4th. THE WEATHER tickets for "The Heiress" and the final show of thc year, "Romanoff and al re- duced prices of for lhe two shows. "Romanoff and Juliet" anti lho ended lhe year will be .seen early in May. Individual lickels can be pur- chased also for "The Heiress" at per person for invited guests. Reservations (or these tickets should be made as early as possible, however. Robert Rick, Beryl Griffin, Mary Mostly cloudy and continued warm Wednesday and Thurs- day, with south lo southeast winds 10 to 20 m.p.h. Expecled Wednesday temperatures: Low 58, high 78. South Central Texas: Consid- erable cloudiness Wednesday and Thursday. Few isolated showers. High Wednesday 72- 82. Temperatures Tuesday: High J75, low 50. During March, the weather Tides (Port Lavaca Port O'Connor Highs at Last year the weather station had recorded only 1.97 inches during the first three months, with only 22.05, the driest since 1956, when 17.95 was recorded. Normal rainfall for a 12-month period is 36.20. station recorded rain on eight different days. There were Members of thc cast include eight partly cloudy days and 15 cloudy days. There were thun- Lou Davis, Yolanda on two days, and Marjoric S. Frels, Frank David-flense fog on seven days. Phil Davis' Average temperature was 62.2 r o nt tnc one degree below normal for. Victoria cmice a.m. and p.m., lows at p.m. and a.m. Thursday, Sunsel Wednesday sun. rise Thursday This infurni.LUDn based un data Iron, the US WMthtr Bureau   

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