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Advocate (Newspaper) - April 6, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 332 TELEPHONE HI VICTORIA, TEXAS, MONDAY, APRIL 6, 1964 Established IHt East Texas Cities Tally Wind Havoc Kilgore Area, Athens Hit By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Roaring tornaclic wincis cut paths of destruction over wide areas of East Texas before dawn Sunday. Hardest hit were Kilgore, Min- eola and Athens. Marshall, near the Texas- Louisiana line, also had storm damage. The storm which hit Mineola at a.m. was described as a tornado. At Kilgore, Minneola and Ath- ens scores of homes were darn- aged, trees were uprooted, plate glass smashed in buildings and electric power and telephone lines were knocked down. Hail Falls At Marshall a drive-in theater and two homes were damaged by a windstorm in the eastern part of the city. Light hail fell and one and a half inches of rain was gauged. Miraculously, only one injury was reporled in the series of storms. Mrs. Fay Williams suf- fered a cut foot when her trailer home was overturned at Athens. The turbulence was triggered by a cold front which reached Uie coast Sunday. Derricks Levelled The Kilgore storm struck be- tween 4 and 5 a.m. Four oil der- ricks were levelled within the city limits, and two more were knocked down at Laird Hill, two miles routh of Kilgore, a city of Damage was widespread. The Mineola twister left a 10- mile path of destruction along U.S. Highway 80. Trail 00 Cafe and Motel was one of the hardest hit places in Mineola. Its owner, Jack Rhodes, said (he storm definite- ly was a tornado. Hits At a.m. Between 75 and 100 homes were damaged at Athens, a city of The storm struck Ath- ens at a.m. and then raked several nearby communities. Athens was without electric power and telephone services for several hours. Corsicana and Waco also had early morning thunderstorms but no serious damage was re- ported. The turbulence brought much needed rain to most of North and East Texas. One traffic death was blamed on a thunderstorm at Cleburne. Gene Paul Mullen, 20, died when his car overturned during the storm which dumped 1.-10 inches of rain on the Cleburne area. Meanwhile, massive clean-up operations continued under (See WEATHER, Pago 7) By BRUCE PATTON Advocate Staff Writer The lot of Latin Americans living in the Southwestern United GOP Candidate Due Here Today George Bush, candidate for Ihe Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate from Texas, make his firsl official campaign call in Vicloria Monday. The son of a former senator from Connecticut, Prescott Bush and the founder and presidenl of an off-shore drilling company Bush is scheduled to arrive in Vicloria al 8 a.m. At a.m he wlil preside at the forma opening of his county head quarters at 802 E, Rio Grande Blvd. He is also scheduled lo meei with Victoria County Republicai women at a.m. al Ihe Conlinenlai Inn and attend luncheon at noon. for precinct workers 12 Cents ANN I VERSA RY SPEAKER U.S. Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez, center, of San Antonio was principal speaker at the 17th anniversary observance of the American Citizens Social Club (Advocate Photo) Sunday afternoon at the Westerner Club. Above he- chats with Mayor Kemper Williams at left, and Ralph G. Castillo, ckib president, at right. MacArthur Career Closed by Death Motorcade Rolls to New York Few Persons Line Route Gonzalez Sees Gains By Latins in Southwest concluding anniversary aclivitiesimusl be adopted that will mean Sunday night. The growing acceplance of Latin Americans in high elective "a living wage" for low income Stales, including Texas, is im- and other positions is hearten- proving, but it still has a longing, Gonzalez told his way to go, U.S. Rep. Henry B.I "The election to Congress of money than those in the Ap- Gonzalez of San Antonio with my name wouldpalachian area that is currently an overflow crowd Sunday after-have been impossible in receiving much attention by the. noon at the Westerner Club. 1950, or maybe even he'government in its war against The congressman was guest said. "But we are beginning to poverty." speaker at the anniversaryjlake our rightful places in the1 Gonzalez had high praise for of the American Citizens American Citizens Social onrWft barhecuc P'-e-! In us wide-ranging talk, Club, and its accomplishments ceded the program, with a dance'Gonzalez said that a prograuvduring its 17 years of existence. i "You have already achieved :what many other groups are igrpping about, trying to he said. "You have traditions, and a remarkable record of achieve- ments. He individually praised Ralph ;G. Castillo, club president; [Manuel Velasco, Victoria at- who is chairman of the f directors for the club, and John Artero, who is also active in the club. But it was Artero's election Saturday to the Board of Trus- WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) The motorcade carrying the body of Gen. Douglas Mac- Arthur to New York sped in deepening dusk Sunday night through Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey. Only a few persons lined Ihe route. The motorcade left Walter Reed Army Medical Center at p.m., after a touching scene involving the general's widow and a young nurse. The sun turned crimson as P motorcade crossed Maryland and approached Delaware. At various toll plazas along the route, a few cars gathered. There was no large concenlra- J Hero of 3 Wars Bows to Ailments WASHINGTON ofiwhen the doctors finally found the Army Douglas impossible to sustain his .dramatic hero of three wars- slipped out of deep sleep into death Sunday, yielding at last to multiple ailments that finally overwhelmed his stubborn will to live. Death came at p.m. to end a life that spanned 8-1 years and found glory and honor on the battlefields of France, the South Pacific and Korea. Death was officially attribut- ed to kidney and liver failure. Jean MacArthur was at the side of the slill unconscious form of her husband al Waller Reed Army Medical Center "We have some people anywhere, with the most in the Southwest that make less'about 20 persons at the Wilmlng- wcre shortly before it left Washing Coliseum Group To Meet Tonight A meeting will be held at Monday at the Hospitality House to organize a coliseum campaign for Victoria, accord- ing to Jim Cumley, president of the Jaycees, who are spear- heading promotion to obtain adequate facilities for (he an- nual livestock show and other local events. The organizational meeting agenda includes election of a temporary chairman, discus- brought more lhan the grand champion. In a letter lo Cumley, the exhibitor stated, "I would like lo (bank you One Jaycees) for llorney w board of making it possible for me lo toes of the Victoria Independent get over a pound for my sheep at the stock show. "My daddy told me lhal you are trying to build a large building for the slock show. Here is my check for to help build [his building." sion of the organizational slruc-j Cumley said a large lurnoul turc, election of officers persons interested in seeing mory directors for the campaign, ap- ppinlmenl of division heads, School District in a four-man race that brought extended ap- plause. Gonzalez devoted a sizable portion of his address to Uie lale President John F. Kennedy. The club had voted lo dedicate the observance to Kennedy's me. Vicloria secure a coliseum are discussion of a campaign lime table and sett' meeting lime. A proposed organizational! structure includes a tO-man board with various members serving as division heads for finance, polilical action, opera- tions and lechnical aspects. Various other committees are suggested to serve under these divisions, Cumley said. He announced the first con- tribution toward the drive was a check received from Neil Wischkaemper, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Wischkaemper of Rt. 2. Young Wischkaemper sold a lamb in (he recent livestock auction for a pound, a record price for Ihe local show. The lamb was the last animal sold and meeting. Fla. Charged before U. S. Commis- sioner James Martin Sunday ere: Josephina Bushay, 20, and TROUBLE SPOT Women Join in Fighting On Northwest Cyprus NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) Communal fighting spread on the Pomos promontory in north- through the night and appeared to have become more general- ized in the area fiO miles north- west. Cyprus on Sunday, with west of this capital. It involved ,u. Turkish Cypriot villages women joining the frontline ac tion and serving from hilltops. as spoilers As nightfall approached, the firing died down, except al one Greek Cypriol village cut off by Turkish Cypriote. Two Greek Cypriols were re- ported wounded in this ihird straight day of clashes. U.N. peace force troops tried vainly throughout the day to halt Ihe fighting. One Greek Cypriot was killed and six others wounded in fight- ing Saturday. There have been no reports from the Turkish Cypriot side on casualties. The fighting had continued in u lAiuaUUlii al U r> i i j L- expected to attend the kickoffi Gonzalez raced his acquaint, anceship with Kennedy and his wife, noting that he had par- ticipated in conferences, and oc- jcasionally been a passenger on 'the same place as Kennedy. He i praised him as an outstanding Marijuana Is Seized CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. (AP) 220-pound shipment of raw marijuana worth has been seized in Corpus Christi. Three men and a woman have been charged with illegal pos- session of narcotics. City and federal officers be- As a sidebar of his comments concerning the late president, he said Kennedy "bad to work al being a while his younger brolher Ted, now a senator, "is a born politician." You will be hearing much more of him in the next several Build Me A Son, O Lord' on end of the Delaware Memo- rial Bridge. Along Route Many persons apparently were! urAiiriMPTnw CAPI r unaware of Uie route and time! of Uie motorcade sincn Al Douglas MacArtluir motorcade since fK 10VS, aY not made public leaving a spiritual legacy to jhis son, Arthur a father's jprayer he wrote in the Philip. The flag-draped coffin Jj'o desperate early iacArlhur's botlv was in of (he aciflc MacArlhur's body was in an Army ambulance. Following the ambulance in a limousine was Mrs. Douglas MacArlhur, Ihe >eneral's widow, trying bravely :o control the emotions that showed nevertheless on her face. The cortege drove al 60 miles an hour oil the New Jersey Turnpike until it reached a rest stop. There, the 12 vehicles stopped to gas up. Out of Car Mrs. MacArlhur stepped out of her car briefly. Some 200 diners in a restaurant strained to get a look at her. At the Wilmington end of the Delaware Memorial Bridge, J. II. Maslon Jr. of Wilmington, standing by the road, held up a folded American flag as Ihe; hearse passed by. "I'm just a citizen of Dela- ware who wants to show my re- spect lo the lie ox plained. Mrs. MacArthur was helped According to the general's bio- grapher and confidant, Maj. Gen. Courtney Whitney, the family repeated Ihis MacArlhur credo many limes during early morning devotions: "Build me a son, 0 Lord, who will bo strong enough lo know when he is weak, and bravo enough lo face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defent, and humble and gentle in vic- tory. "Build me a son whoso wishes will not take the place of deeds; a son who will know that to know himself is Ihe foundation stone of knowledge. "Lead him, I pray, not in the Mlh of ease and comfort, but under Ihe slress and spur of :lifficullies and challenge. Here '.el him learn lo sland up in tlic storm; here let him learn com- passion for those who fail. "Build mo a son whose heart will be clear, whose goal will be high, a son who will master himself before he seeks to mas- ler other men, one who will reach inlo Ihe future, yel never torgel the past. "And after all these tilings are his, add, I pray, enough of a sense of humor, so thai he may always be serious, yet never lake himself loo serious- ly, Give him humility, so that he may always remember Hie simplicity of true grcalncss, Ihe open mind of true wisdom, and the meekness of true strength. "Then I, his falhcr, will dare to whisper, 'I have not lived in heartbeat and his very breath. The couple's son, Arthur, 27, also was at the bedside. Also present was Maj. Gen. Courtney Whitney, long-time aide and friend of MacArthur. So ended a 13-day siege in which the general sustained the impact of two emergency oper- ations and myriad other condi- tions which kept him in critical condition and slow decline. President Johnson, who had visited MacArthur after the general's early March opera- lion, was notified immediately. Immediately after disclosing the death, Ihe Army announced also lhal Ihe body was to bo re- turned Sunday by highway to New York City where it will lie in slate al the 7lh Regimental Armory. Capitol llolumla It will be brought back to Washington by train lo He in stale in the Capitol rotunda vhere so recently the body of he assassinated President John f. Kennedy lay. After that, it will be flown lo Norfolk, Va., for burial there in memorial mausoleum already irepared in line with MacAr- Jiur's wishes. Funeral services will be at St. Paul's Episcopal church in Norfolk. The body will be at the Uni- versal Funeral Chapel in New York from Sunday night until Tuesday morning and will lie in repose al the armory from a.m. EST Tuesday until 10 p.m. After arrival by Irain in Wash- ington Wednesday, Ihe general will lie In .state in the rotunda from that aflcrnoon until noon Thursday. Afler being flown lo Norfolk, the body will rest at the MacArthur Memorial until funeral services Saturday morning at St. Paul's. Burial at the Memorial will follow. Hailing Voice Lt. Col. Edward Costello, down the steps from the hospi- tal in Washington by her Arthur, 27, and Auto Accident Takes of Lolita Woman before the cortege left Waltei Reed Medical Cenlcr. Called General She seemed lo spot someone of Lolita, was killed lale Saturday night In a one-car accident as she was returning home from her job in Edna. The wreck happened 8.8 miles from Edna on the Lolila Road (Farm Hoad in the crowd and called to LI. she was pronounced dead on Gen. Leonard D. Heaton al Mauritz Memorial surgeon general who had cared Hospilal in Ganado at a.m. :for her husband thronen nrs Insl ___ _. ,i._ lieve the marijuana was route from Mexico to President Johnson was also praised by the Democralic con- gressman. Gonzalez said he conferred with Rep. Clark Thompson shorl- ly before he left Washington, and Jesus Mena, 34, both of Corpusinoted lhal Thompson asked' him Christi; and Jesus Blanco, 25, (Sec GONZALEZ, Page 7) and Hector Gonzales, 34, both of Miami. Narcotics agents said the seiz- ure was Ihe largest ever made between Houston and Browns- ville. Blanco was arrested with the marijuana in his car, police said. and six Greek Cypriot villages in an area about 10 miles long and five miles wide. Only in Ihe vicinity of Ihe all- Greek vijlage of Mosphileri did Ihe fighting continue at an in- tense rale. This village is pretty much cul ofl by the Turkish lagcs of Mansoura and Ayios chuted while the FiU Crusader others while flattening 10 homes. The pilot of the plane, Capt. R. L. Bown of Seattle, Wash., ejected at feet and para- Theodhoros. In Nicosia, meanwhile, sever- al hundred Greek Cypriots dem- onstrated outside (he palace of President Makarios, Greek Or- jet was "heading straight a U.S. Navy spokesman said. Bown was bruised in land- ing on an automobile. Japanese newspapers imme- i i a I [111 tnodox archbishop who is the'diately demanded (o know why executive head of both Greek and Turkish communities. The demonstrators demanded (See CYPRUS, Page 7) the pilot could not have ma- neuvered the aircraft loward an unpopulaled area before eject- ing. for her husband through his last days. The general waved to some- one in Ihe crowd and a while- uniformed Army nurse came forward, her eyes slill red from crying. Striking Doctors Seek Showdown in Belgium She was traveling alone al Ihe lime of the accident, Justice of (he Peace Leslie Pscncik of Ganado returned a verdict of accidental death. Mrs. Hicks suffered a broken neck thrown from the apparently over- 7> Sh? employed at a dairy! 6 __jbar in Edna. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Psencikj Through the open limousine whcn door Mrs. MacArlhur pul her f a arm out lo the young, twleo' Funeral Home Chapel in Gana- do, with the Rev. Vaclav Bily of Gnnado officiating. Burial wil be in Ganado Cemetery. Surviving are her husband Martin Hicks of Lolita; three sons, Pat of Pasadena, Billy of Edna, and D. W. of Ganado; Ihree daughters, Mrs. Viviar Koenig of Brownsville, Mrs JoAnn McTaggert of Baltimore and Miss Linda Hicks of Lolita Today's Chuckle Mayhfi hard work never killed a person, hill I'll licl yon never heard of anyone who rested to death, either. reading the official bulletin in a halting voice, broke (he news lo reporters assembled at the pub- lic relations office of the medi- cal center, of which the Walter Heed General Hospital is a part. The bulletin said: "General of Die Army Doug- las MacArlhur, died at p.m. KST loday at Walter Reed General Hospital, where he had been a patient since March 2. "Death was attributed to acute renal (kidney) and liver failure which followed his re- cenl surgical operations lo re- lieve common (bile) duct ob- slruclion, csopliagial and intes- tinal obstruction with perfora- tion." It went on then lo give funeral arrangements. In a sense, the final hours (or the old warrior were as the gen- eral once said the last hours of an old soldier shouid be. They never die, he said, "they just fade away." Doctors marveled at wh.nl Ihcy called MaeArlhiir's (See GENERAL, Page 7) IFOR GENERAL THK WF.ATHKR Falling Jet Kills Four Japanese TOKYO U.S. Marine Corps jet interceptor plunged inlo a residential area 20 miles southwest of Tokyo Sunday, kill-______....... ing 4 Japanese and injuring 26 to avoid demonstrations against BRUSSELS, Belgium Belgium's striking doctors Sun- day threatened a complete boy- cott of the Health Insurance Administration unless Parlia- ment makes drastic revisions in the law. Many of Belgium's medical men have fled abroad strike. April 1 against govern- ment-sponsored legislation re- forming Ihe health insurance tlicm by angered Belgians. Po- lice in the Dutch resort of Val- enburg, where 300 of thorn have moved, ordered drastic security measures to protect the doctors from possible kidnapping back to Belgium. Dr. Andrew Wynen, spokes- man for Iho medical profession, stated in a Brussels newspaper interview: "If Parliament does not vole Ihe guaranlccs we ask, namely the suspension of the 26 articles we oppose in the law, we would ............__ cloudy and mild Monday. In- compulsory for alljereasing cloudiness and ajit'de Belgian workers. Flags Over Nation Due To Fly at Half Mast Partly cloudy and mild Mon- ;day, partly cloudy lo cloudy ignore the health insurance Monday nighl and Tuesday, with system. Without us, without our chance of a few showers Tucs-j WASHINGTON (AP) Pros-ordered the flag to be flown at brains, the health insurance .day. Moslly southeast wrndsudcnt Johnson described Gen.Ihalf-staff in the District of Co- would cease to exist. i Monday 8 lo 18 m.p.h. Expected Of (ne Army Douglas Mac-ilumbia and throughout the Belgium's doctors went on Monday temperatures: Low 56, Arthur on Sunday as "one .America's greatest and South Central Texas: Partly ordered flags flown at half-staff jwarmer Monday night and Tues- The doctors claim the new 'day. Chance of a few showers law infringes professional se--Tuesday. High Monday crecy, and will lead lo social-; Temperatures Sunday: Low 61, until after his funeral on Sat- urday. Johnson said in a statement that he has given Instructions ized medicine with free ad- vantages to those insured, and low fees for themselves. high 78. Precipitation Sunday: .08. Tides (Port L a v ac a Port all of the honors a grateful legations, Government spokesmen re-jO'Connor High al said MacArthur "dcd'icatcd hisislations. plied that the free advantages granted to widows, orphans, p.m. Monday, low al a.m. Tuesday. chronic invalids, pensioners and Barometric pressure at sea their dependents, are a social-level: 20.80. necessity and thai a fees Monday sunrise required by the doctors would cost the country million an- nually. Tuesday This information based on dila Irom Ihe U.S Weathct Bureau Vlclnna Olflce United Slates and its territories and possessions, upon all public buildings and grounds and all military posts and naval sta- tions, and on all naval vessels until after the funeral. He directed also that the flag that MacArthur "be buried flown at half-staff al all U.S. tion can bestow on a departed hero." In a proclamation, Johnson officies, and other consular facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval bases and entire life to selfless service in I Johnson's statement said that the defense of freedom." The proclamation said, "Out- standing performance of duty and conspicuous leadership marked his career." As a mark of respect to the memory to MacArthur, Johnson in the hearts of his countrymen and the pages of history Mac- Arthur's "courageous presence among us and his valiant deeds for us will never die." "May his devoted wife and (See FLAGS, Page 7) City-Wide Dollar Days Today and Tuesday
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