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   Advocate (Newspaper) - April 8, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 334 TELEPHONE HI 5-1451 VICTORIA, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 1964 Established Plane With 149 Aboard Hits Ditch Casual lies Appear Low NEW YORK (AP) A PH.. American World Airways plane coming in from Puerto Rico overshot a runway at Kennedy airport Tuesday night and land- ed in a dilch. Police said there were some casualties but they were expecled to be "at a min- imum." The plane carried 149 persons. Fire officials said all were re- moved from the plane quickly and foam was spread over the area to prevent fire. The pas- sengers were being taken by bus lo other airport areas. No Fiifalilics A Pan American spokesman said he had received a report that there were no fatalities. Me said he got the report from ra dio conversations between emer- gency vehicles at the scene and the control tower. The plane, carrying 140 pas- sengers ami a crew of 9 was in- bound from San Juan, Puerto Rico, and landed in a light fog. The conlrol tower said the plane apparently bad gone ofi the end of a runway and come to a halt in the ditch. The plane was diverted to Dullos Airport, Washington D.C. before continuing to Ken- nedy. Call for Police A call for police reinforce rnenls was signaled from the airport. About 90 patrolmen were ordered to the field from various parts of the city. Two alarms of fire were sounded automatically for the mishap, and fire apparatus went to the scene. But fire headquar- ters said there was no immedi- ate report of any fire. SPECULATION RAMPANT Oil Boom Signs Mounting As Wildcat Drills Deeper The biggest oil boom in the hislory of the Victoria area could evolve during the next '.via years if speculation now rampant in local petroleum cir- cles develops beyond the wild- cat stage. There are already oil boom signs in Victoria and nearby counties as the result of lease and royally transactions of sig- nificant magnitude to indicate Jiis will not be an ordinary year "or the petroleum industry, which is already a major con- tributor to llio economy of (his indicate and upward has been paid recently per royally acre. Other reports are that in- stead of the traditional 1-8 roy- ally retained by Ihe landown- er, some of Ihose leasing are now giving landowners an add- ed incentive to sell by allow- ing them to keep 3-16 royalty. It is generally agreed by those with opions on the mush- rooming activity that it h a s been created by Amerade Pe- troleum Corp's. No. 1 R. F. Tal- ly wildcat well in the Wood Hi Community, which is reported lo be re-permitted to a depth of Talk of leases selling as high feet, as an acre is not uncom-i Already the deepest well in inon now. There are unc o County, some obscrv- firmed reports circulating thatlers believe il will be drilled to a record depih for Ihe state if no unusual trouble is en- countered. H is said that the deepest well in the slate is one in West Texas below feet. Rumors have been amended locally setting a possible depth of feet for the Wood Hi exploration. When the well was first be- gun several months ago, it was permitted to feet. The rumor then was that il would go (p feel, or deeper and drilling under several different re-permitted depths turned the prophesy into fact. Indications are that the well is now below feet, though these reports are unconfirmed, (Sec BOOM, Page 10) British Star Near Death HOLLYWOOD cr Sellers, Britain's liril- liant comedy star, lay near death Tuesday of a severe heart atlack. A( one point Cedars of Lebanon Hospital termed the actor's con- dition very critical and said IIP was sinking. A noon bulletin said he liail rallied encouragingly, but would remain in a cris- is slate for another 48 hours. His condition still was criti- cal. Wallace Content In Wisconsin Vote MILWAUKEE (AP) Ala- bama Gov. George C. Wallace, who turned Wisconsin's presi- dential parimary into the na- tion's first public vote of the civil rights bill now before the Senate, said Tuesday night his showing "is a victory, and Ihey know it." The Southern segregationist didn't specify who "they" were, but his opponent, Democratic Electric Shock Kills Farm Hand AMA Chief To Address Campaigners Dr. Edward R. Annis, pres- ident of the American Medical Association, will address a spe- cial fund-raising luncheon for Ihe Area Project on Retarda- tion and Hope School in Vic- toria April 24. Project officers announced Tuesday that Dr. Annis will be in the state that week for the annual convention of Texas Medical Association in Hous- ton, and that he has agreed to appear here. Tickets will be on sale in the near future in Victoria and in surrounding counties which are participating in the project on retardation. Proceeds from the ticket sale will go toward es- tablishing a psychiatric Icsling center to serve the area, and counties will receive credit for their ticket sales toward their share of clinic costs. The luncheon will be served at Trinity Episcopal Church parish hall and tickets will be each. Members of Victoria, Goliad, Calhoun Medical So- ciety and Ihe medical auxiliary will assist Junior Service League in the sale of tickets. The Area Project on Retar- dation was founded to survey the needs of and provide help lor the handicapped and other disadvantagecl children and youth in Victoria and surround- ing counties. Advocate Porl Lavaca Bureau I the truck was hospitalized for 12 Cents Clergyman Crushed In Protest Death Triggers Cleveland Riol CLEVELAND, Ohio earth-moving tractor ran over and killed a young Presbyterian minister during a civil rights demonstration at a school sitCi Tuesday. j His death touched off rock-! throwing, ear-smashing disor-: riers by a crowd which at night-1 fall numbered about most of them Negroes. Police began using (ear gas to disperse Ihe crowd. Threw Self The Rev. Bruce W. Klunder, 27, a while minister who had Civic Center Bid Seen Rejected By Port's Voters Edgar Elected To Cuero Post participated in a number of demonstrations for civil rights, was dead when lie was lifted from the dirt on which he had Advocate Turin llurcnu CUERO Jack Edgar won a two-year Icrm on the Cucro City Council by drawing 298 thrown himself, face down, in llle cily block movement o the ontv backed received 82 that man was back of said voles John White, 33, Mentor, Tne councilman elec- the tractor driver. While was L .A. (Skeet) Gov. John W. Reynolds, carried Ihe prestige of President John- son's personal praise into the showdown. Wallace, who said during his campaign (hat he would "shake the eye teeth of national leaders in both parties" if he attracted votes, was past the vote mark by the lime half of Wisconsin's p r e c i n c I s were counted. released by police pending out- come of a coroner's ruline. Some witnesses said Klunder had called to the driver when he Ihrew himself on the ground. White said he saw two girls and a man who had thrown them- selves in front of his trader and heard nothing from the rear. Saw Hotly "I started lo hack up because Bauer Jr., svho ran unopposed. Bauer, who serves as council- man, Place 3, received 3 G 1 votes. Edgar will succeed Council- man Bob Wagner in Place 4. Two proposed amendments lo Ihe cily charter thai were on Hie ballnl belli passed. Proposition number one, which will allow city council lo np- my shovel was hanging over a board of equilizatirin three in White said. He [each year, got approval from said the first he know Klunder 225 voters. Ninly-lhree voled was on the ground was when he ihad backed all the way over He was sweeping up a and saw the body. 20 per cent of the total vote White tried to reach the min- cast, but it appeared unlikely that he would win any of the 46 delegates lo the DemocraticiPllmrnel Ilim- National Convention. Detective Lt. against the amendment. Proposition number two passed with a vote of 183 fori and 140 against. This charter isler, bu! demonstrators surged [amendment gives council the over the tractor and began lo authority to appoint a corpora- Rep. John W. Byrnes was un- opposed as the Republican fa- vorite son candidate. PORT LAVACA A 22-year- treatment of burns. old Calhmtn County farm The viclim was Jose L With of Hie stale's worker was electrocuted son of Mr and Mrs Jo3eiprecincts reporting, the vote day afternoon when he came injLopez Of Long Molt. contact with a power line while riding in the bed of! Investigators said the acci- a pick-up truck. The driver of Bid To Upset Redistrictiiig Delay Fails WASHINGTON (AP) Jus- .ice Hugo L. Black of the Su- preme Court declined Tuesday o interfere with a lower court order that gave Texas until 1965 o redraw its congressional dis- ricls. The order was issued April 1 y a three-judge U. S. District court, in Houston. Previously, :he U. S. Supreme Court had af- irmed a decision thai Texas statutes establishing Ihe state's 23 congressional districts were mconstilutional, Bob Looncy, Houston, and Tom Higgins, Austin, requested the high line that was but suspended from a dent occurred in a field near Long Molt when the pickup truck being driven .in a turn row by Olan Pendergrass went under loose nearby utility pole. Pendergrass was knocked to the ground as he lefl the truck but managed to get up and walk to a nearby farm home where word of the accident was relayed to the sheriff's office. He was reported in satisfac- tory condition Tuesday night at Champ Traylor Memorial Hospital. The farm land is rented by Pendergrass and the victim's father and is owned by Chief Deputy Sheriff Joe Roberts who made the investigation along wilh Sheriff D. B. Halliburton. Justice o ffhe Peace Frank Kelly relumed a verdict of ac- cidental death by electrocution. The accident was reported at p.m. The power line is owned by was: Reynolds (D) Wallace (D) Byrnes (R) "If we get votes, that will be victory Wal- lace said. He told 200 supporters at his hotel headquarters that they had won a victory for "constitutional government and states' rights." "This so-called civil rights bill is not in the interest of any- Wallace declared. The Alabama governor, who cam- paigned in an airplane deco- rated with a Confederate battle flag, told his Wisconsin workers that he was grateful for their effort "to break up centralized government." "You had this opportunity, and you took advantage of he said. "There will always be a warm place in my heart for Wisconsin." Black to stay the three-judge Victoria County Electric Co- Jimmy Miori reminding the St. Joseph Father's Club of a meeting Thursday al p.m. at the school cafeteria Bill Sparks, president of the Ex Dinner Club remind ing that reservations for the April 13 buffet supper at the Sun Valley are due by Friday and that the speaker, Gran Butler, will be available to au lograph his latest book Roy Woods surprising friends with the "Booga" sounding au- tomobile horn Miss Katie Zuckcr checking up on the roads to Brenham to look over the wild flowers this weekend Mrs. Roy Schcrer busy remind- ing members of the Victoria Farm and Ranch Club of the meeting tonight at p m. at the Navarro with Leo Wclilcr as the guest speaker The Rev. H. H. Mathison claiming to be busy as a bee A. C. Brown Jr. having something found for him even before he district court order, stating thai they intended to file a formal appeal later with the U. S. Supreme Court. Their stay request asserted that, "if the modified decree (by the three-judge court) is not stayed, more than six million citizens will suffer irreparable injury, in the evcnl the modified decree is reversed on appeal, because 22 unconstitutional con- gressmen from Texas will be elected under the presenl un- constitutional statute, if the election is allowed to continue." The 23rd member of the state's delegation is elected at- largc. Black denied the stay without comment. Higgins then look the motion to Justice John Marshall Har- lan, who was not expected to make a ruling until Wednes- day. Higgins said he svould go be- fore other members of the Washington courl if Harlan de- nies the motion. Op. Funeral a r r a n gements for Lopez, who was born on Feb. 18, 1942, were pending Tuesday night at Rendon Funeral Home. knew it was lost The E. B. Daniels celebrating a wedding anniversary earlier this week Mrs. Edith Ruck- er being missed at her down town location, but again across town. discovered Sirs. Three Aldermen Elected in Edna Advocate News Service EDNA Incumbents Morris Seligman and Ernest Schade, plus newcomer Don Akins, were elected as aldermen to the Edna City Council in voting Tuesday. Seligman, a department store owner, polled 264 voles, while Schade, a local aulo dealer, received 206 voles. A savings and loan official, Akins drew 236 votes. Others in the race were Sam Joachim, 72; Richard Browning 201; R. G. Kelton, N. A Kerley, 236, and Allen N. Bur ditt, 1CH. Aldi lerman Cullcn Vance, who Pearl Staples celebrating on--term is expiring, did nol run other birthday and looking for-jfor re-election. A total of 48; ward to many more. Ivotes were cast. Today's Chuckle A grouch is a guy w h o has sized himself up and is sore about it. Incumbents Win York town Vole Advocate News Service YOAKUM Incumbents S.A Lowrance and William Boich ers were elected to seats on Ihe city commission here Tues- day. Lowrance received 287 votes; Bprchers, 285. The third can- didate, Basil A. Dlaine, re- ceived 26. There were 313 voles cast. JAYCEE PROJECT Coliseum Plan Backed By City, Chamber Told homicide chief, said there was nothing to show the tractor inci- denl al a new grade school con- struction site was deliberate. Stunned Silence As word of the minister's death swept through the crowd which then numbered about 500, there was a stunned silence. The earth-moving machinery was stopped and appeals were made for the crowd to disperse. I Instead it grew and soon the! air was filled with rocks, bottles and bricks which the demon- strators hurled al police. Mount- ed police forced the crowds i authority to appoint a corpora' [lion court judge who is not a Carl Delau, licensed attorney. A total of 394 voles was cast, JACK EDGAK er; Homer Blanton, A. B. Ley, Dr. F. W. Windel, Carlton Stubbs and Alfred Marquis, including 13 for write-in can-l Bauer and Edgar are due to Biggest Box Incomplete In Returns Rcndon Leads Mayor's Race Advocate f'nrt l.avnra liurcay PORT Ren- don Leonard Duron and K. A. Wallace were apparent winners in cily council races lale Tues- day night, and Port Lavaca voters appeared to be rejecting Ihe second time in eight J.WO.OOO bond issue for construction of a civic cen- ter. With votes in the largest of [our precincts still lo be count- ed, the civic center proposition was being rejected by a 603-170 margin. A separate bond issue, for in street improvement bonds to finance the city's por- tion of the West Austin Street- Highway 238 program, appeared lo bn passing. It was favored at the latest count by an 821- 258 margin. Rcndon, completing his third consecutive term as councilman dulates. Wagner got seven Ihe oath of office at the The others went lo Mrs. Herlha council meeting Thursday' Bauer, wife of Councilman Ban- night. Generating Plant Plans Expansion Advocate Austin AUSTIN Plans for cxten- from the school site andjsivo long-range expansion of set up barricades but the vio- the Sam Rayburn generating spread lo adjacent areas. At least seven injuries were _______o reported, along will) 22 arreslsJmillion were revealed Tuesday when the South Texas Electric 'VOperative, Inc., was grnnt- lence spread lo adjacent areas, plant al Nursery af an ulti- mate cost approximating Peaceful Start The demonstration had starl- ed as a peaceful picketing pro- test against construction of the new public elementary school in the Negro neighborhood. The demonstrators said il would cause "resegregatinn" of Negro pupils from the neighborhood who were ir'egraled into class- predominantly while nearby after violent es of schools demonstrations in late January and early February. In a statement issued after a three-hour meeting at City Hall with his top aides, mayor Ralph S. Locher said: "The adminis- tration is taking legal action aimed at bringing an end to the violence and disorder which oc- curred yesterday and loday at one of the new school construc- tion sites. "An injunction seeking to re- strain interference with work at the school construction sites and Goliad Elects 2 Commissioners Advncnle News f GOLIAD-W. D. (Billy) Al- cd a permit by the Texas Wa- ter Commission to use water for coi River. for Ward 1, h a d polled 835 votes in the mayor's race. His h u r sd Simon Cornelius, who has a year remaining on his councilman-at-largo term, had G37 votes. Buren, owner of an electric company, received 914 votes in the incomplete returns in appa- rently winning Ihe council post vacated by Rcndon. E. G. Mar- low had 510 votes for the same position. Both are newcomers to local politics. Walace, the incumbent, hud 9511 votes in his bid for rc-elec- lion as councilman for Ward 3. cooling from Ihe GuadalupeiRealtor Tom Toney, who op- The permit will give the South Terns Co-Op the right lo lake acre-feel of water per year from (he Guadalupc Riv- er, hul carries consumptive privileges for only acre- feet. Such water as is consumed will he replaced in Ihe river from wells provided by I h c posed him, had 483 votes. In the race for Ihe council- mon-al-large post formerly held by the late Francis Landrelh, R. E. Wyatt, n former corporate judge, hud 569 votes; Sherwood Slifflemirc 428, and J. D. Sancllin 332, resulting in an expected run- off between Wyatt and Stifflc- mire. Co-Op al. times of low flow. J. brechl and incumbent Hans: Markert were elected to the cily commission here Tuesday. Albrechl received 177 votes and Markerl 154. The only other announced candidate, Eugene Reed, polled 25 votes. Howard Ramsey, outgoing com- The incomplete box, Precinct Iliggs Shcpperd of Victoria, ihe Calholm H'S" manager of Ihe nnd consis- 1 is the largest m city elections. Returns from the three com- plete boxes were as follows: Precinct No. 1 Mayor Rondon, 185; Cor- Texas Co-Op, (old the Water Commission thai in 1065 a slream gencniling unit will be added lo the two natural gas units now operating at Nurs- ery to triple the present gen- orating capacity of kilo-j inissioncr who did not seek re- watts. This addition, Shepperd election, received six write-in I said, will cosl in Ihe neighbor- hood of voles. Mayor H. P. (Buddy) Clarke, unopposed for a third lerm, re- votes while J. M. drew three write-in ccivcd Burns votes. A total of J84 persons cast ballots. lo prevent trespassing on these will be filed tomorrow. "The injunction and continued law enforcemcnl will be em- ployed lo maintain law and or- der in this community. The death today of the Hev] Bruce [W. Klunder is most unfortunate. The sympathy of our communi- ty goes out to his wife, his chil- and family." Projecting Ihe plans forward inlo the IWffi's, Ihe general i. tn- agcr reported that five more steam generating units will he added from lime lo time, eiich capable rjf generating kil- (Sec I'LANT, Page 10) Directors of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce were ad- vised Tuesday thai it appears ihe city is behind efforts lo secure a multi-purpose colise- um that could be used for a variety of events each year. Jim Cumlcy, president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, which initialed aclivily result- ing Monday evening in the nomination of a steering c o m- mittee of community leaders to work toward securing such a structure, said a "tremendous response" has resulted loward the proposal. He told Ihe board members that his organization, which sponsors the annual livestock show, accomplished what it set out to do when the committee was selected. He emphasized his service on the panel would be as a citizen of the communi- ty rather than a representative of the civic club responsible for its organization. However, he expressed a wil- lingness on the part of the Jun- ior Chamber to do any "leg- work" the steering committee should request even though its project to promote the coliseum action committee is now over, "We have some mighty good on the steering commit- he said. "They plan to meet in Ihe near future to or- ;anize and select division 1-Jd- ers to study plans for a colise- um." Following Cumley's report, Chamber President Robert R. Martin responded by saying, "This is a very noble project. We will be looking forward lo reports of the steering commit- tee." A coliseum had entered the discussion before the Jaycce leader was called on or a re- port. During a report by C. A. Dickerson on the Grocc-Weard- en Food-0-Rama last weekend at Corpus the chamber director said that in the fulure the wholesale distributor hopes to include regional events that will require suitable facilities in the host cities and when that time comes the firm "would certainly be able, to use a coli scum here If you get it." Another report was heard from Roger Hamel, chairman of the oil and gas committee ol the chamber, illustrating t h e industry as a a year (See PLAN, Page 10) Four Goliad Sludenls Hurl Advocate News Service r, ,1 GOLIAD Four Goliad High lhousands' -lhc" School studenls were Armory' shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday Avenue when the pickup truck in which New York was MacArUlur.s Nelson T Rockefeller of home- "c had lived here New York, United Nations Am- bassador Adlai E. Stevenson, GOTHAM GOODBY Thousands File Past Bier of Dead General NEW YORK peo- ple of New York City said fare- well Tuesday to General of ihe Army Douglas MacArthur amid) a scene of marlial splendor and view here for 12 hours or more. Soon, the number swelled lo Councilman, Ward I Mar- low, 61; Huren, 190. Councilman, Ward 3 Wal- (Scc ELKCTION, Page 10) Ihe echoes of America's wars. thousands. MacArthur's widow, Jean Marie MacArthur, and his son, Arthur, 26, arrived at a.m. Re-Elected In York town Advocate Cuero Rurcnu YORKTOWN Three incum- bents were returned to office in the cily council election here Tuesday. They are aldermen Charles F. Meyer, who re- ceived 135 voles; Wilfred H. Jacob, 115; and Mayme Laster. 110. The fourth candidate, Hom- er Webb, got 87 votes. Webb rnn againsl no one candidate. The three highest in the elec- lion were elected. A lotnl of IC5 votes were cast. The honor guard of five, rep- resenting each of the armed Park! services, stood at attention around the caskel. THE WEATHER the Weesatchc highway. isjncc 195, he came nomo Werner Landgrebe and Johmfrom the Far East, a hero, Senator Jacobs K Javits' Birdwell were treated at Goliad jut the same lime the central! New York's Mayor Robert F! over the Korean War. The city, residents, dig- hospital, and then transferred I figure in a raging controversy to Citizens Memorial Hospital----- in Victoria for further treat- ment, Landgrebe suffered a severe neck injury, and Bird- well, a shoulder injury. The other two youths, Tommy Riedel, the driver, and Jesse Hurta were admitted to Goliad commander of the U.S. 1st Hospital for treatment of lesser injuries. Hurta, however, re- ceived a severe scalp lacera- tion, Deputy Wimpy Donaho, who investigated the accident, said. Scene of the accident !s from Goliad. Riedel ap- parently lost conlrol of the vehicle and II overturned, as no other vehicle was involved. Wagner, Gen. Lucius D. Clay former James his memory an impressive trib- ute Tuesday. Officially, U began when Lt. Gen. Garrison II. Davidson, Army, placed a wreath from President Johnson at the fool of Royall, Jack Howirt I and Kcnnc.h.e Clear to partly cloudy Wednesday and Thursday. A little warmer Thursday. North to northeasterly winds at 10 to 20 m.p.h. becoming east to .southeast at 5 to 15 m.p.h. Thursday. Expected Wednesday temperatures: Low 48, high 70. ll.m Randolph Hearst Jr-.jdncsday K K newsnannr cvrwit unc anH bo-rt. M newspaper executives and edi- tors, wore among the first ar- rivals. It was a gray and melancholy the casket. That was at after a.m. But for many persons, the day started almost two hours earlier. Before 8 o'clock, they began lining up behind police barriers a block away from the morning. The streets glistened rains during the night. Veils of mist hung over the lop floors of New York's sky- scrapers. The line from the street be- gan to move through the huge front doors of the armory. armory. Soon, several hundred! Passing the bicr, some were massed (here although paused briefly lo look at Mac- tne general's body was to bo on (See GENERAL, Page 10) Temperatures Tuesday: Low 63, high 78. Precipilation Tuesday: Trace. Tides (Port Lavaca Port O'Connor Lows at a.m. and p.m. Highs at p.m. Wednesday and a.m. Thursday. Barometric pressure at sea level: 30.01. Sunsel Wednesday: Sun- rise Thursday Thli Inlormallon b.ued on from Uio U.S. Weilhtr Bureau Victoria   

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