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   Advocate (Newspaper) - April 13, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 339 TELEPHONE HI B-1451 VICTORIA, TEXAS; MONDAY, APRIL, is, 1964 U.S. Ski Ace Dies in Avalanche 31 Buried, 7 Still Lost SAMEDAN, Switzerland (AP) (Bud) Werner, one of America's top ski racers, and a West German women's cham- pion perished while making a sporls-fashion movie Sunday in one of three avalanches of wet snow that thundered down Al- pine slopes. In all, 31 skiers were trapped and seven of them, all believed to be Swiss, were missing. Killed with 28-year-oht Wer- ner, who retired from competi- tion in March, was Barbara (Barbi Henneberger, 23, a member of the German Olym- pics team at Innsbruck in January. TVo Rescued Switzerland's Terese Obrecht and West German ski ace Burgi Paerbinger were buried but saved by rescuers. Thirteen others in Uie movie making party also were swept down the slope by the avalanche but dug themselves out. Another avalanche occurred at Uessnacht in Central Switzer- land burying a ski group from which (he seven were missing. The third avalanche came down a slope in East- ern Switzerland. Authorities there said seven in this ski group were rescued. They said the skiers ignored avalanche warnings. Sporfs Movie The sports-fashions movie was being made by manufacturer Willy Bogner Sr. of Munich, a Established 1818 FACE LEASH LAW The owners of Eliza Dnolittle and her brood of 12 will have their hands full with the new leash law in Tucson, Ariz. This was the first litter for the 3-year-old pedigree bassett. Eliza has 29 cham- (AP Photo) pions in her background, and so does the sire. Eliza had 13 puppies, but one died. They are now five weeks old. The dogs are owned by II. Arnold Smith. near Long Molt. Washburn, who lived alone on the Guadalupe River about 10 miles from Seadrift, was last seen in Seadrift April 5, when he purchased gas from Mayor Y. found an hour later, 10 feet z. Helms. Mose Jacobs of Sea- deep. Their bodies were flown down to the Samedan district hospital. Officials said they suffocated. Werner, who made his home In Steamboat Springs, Colo., was credited with being one of the chief forces that made the United States a serious compet- itor in international skiing. But he never won an Olympic med- al. Hard-Luck Skier He was a hard luck skier throughout his career. He made his first big splash in the 1956 Olympics, when U. S. skiing was still a joke to Europeans. His failure then to win a medal brought him to tears. In 1960, he was considered America's hope. But he broke his leg in training. In 1962, he won America acclaim by plac- ing fifth in the giant slalom and eighth in the downhill at the world championships at Chamo- nix, France. Then in late January and early February, one of Werner's ad- mirers, Jimmy Heuga, 20, of Tahoe, Calif., captured one of America's first skiing medals in the winter Olympics at Inns- bruck, Austria. Werner placed 17th In the men's downhill, was disqualified in the men's giant slalom and placed eighth in the men's sla- lom. After told a newsman at Innsbruck he would retire. "Yes, I'm he said. this performance, he "I haven't said anything about it before but I'm packing it in as soon as the season is over. It's time for me to start think- ing about a profession and mak- ing a living." Then after finishing second in (Sec ACE, Page 12) Clean-Up Group Names Chairman Richard Goodwin, employe of Vrazel Real Estate Co., has been named chairman of the annual spring clean-up by the Chamber of Commerce Victoria Beautiful Committee. The campaign May 10-16, with Body Found in Bay Area ern Switzerland town near the; Italian border. The skiers were crossing a IT 15111 fi steep slope when the wet snow suddenly gave way and roared down the mountainside carrying them along. Rescue work began immedi- ately. Within a short lime help- ers freed Miss Obrecht and Miss Faerbinger, who were not very deep in the hard-pressed snow. Probed Snow Hue Wallace Washburn, 61, a Less than an hour after the c 0 m m p rc a l fishcrman, was accident more than 100 police-, men, Alpine guides and volun- folmd Saturday afternoon in the Jeers from Samedan, St. Moritz, bay near the first island south Pontresina and several nearby of the mouth of Carbide Channel villages were frantically prob- ing the snow with sticks for Werner and Miss Henneberger. Miss Henneberger's body was found three hours after the ac- cident, 8 feet deep. Werner was Witness Charges He Was Pressured in Baker Case WASHINGTON (AP) Insurance man Don B. Reynolds charged Sunday that White House personnel and Bobby Baker have tried to muzzle him in the Senate investigation of Baker's financial dealings. He asserted that pressures from high on the Washington scene kept the Rules Committee from a really searching probe of the affairs of Baker, (.o the Senate's Democratic majority. Advocale Pott Lavaca Bureau SEADRIFT The body of drift went by his camp Saturday to check on him. Not finding him and noting his dog was hungry, Jacobs called by short wave radio to John Gaffney in Sea- drift to report him missing. Gaffney in turn relayed the message to Helms. Helms met Sheriff D. B. Halli- burton in Seadrift, and they asked Constable Jack Campbell, who was familiar with the river and bay area, if he would in- vestigate. Campbell later reported he found the body on the northwest side of the island, about two miles from Seadrift. Deputy Joe Roberts, Justice of the Peace Frank Kelly, the Roy. Bob Caddell and Ray Childress went by boat to the mouth of the channel, where they met Campbell. They transferred (See BODY, Page 12) Reynolds suggested also some Senale Republicans mayl have been less than eager for an exposure of the details of what he called the involvement of "ladies of leisure" in influence- peddling on Capitol Hill. He gave no details. Reynolds' statements were made on the interview program "From the People" taped for broadcast by Radio Press Inter- national. Rash of Interviews Reynolds' statements came amid a rash of taped radio and television interviews by sena- tors, including two by Rules 14 Cents Twisters Rip Path Of Death and Ruin Launches MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet, Union launched its second ma- neuverable space station Sun- day and said it was a proto- type of equipment needed to istart interplanetary expeditions. a, aVJII.'X UU- mi r, J seph S. Clark, D-Pa., and Hugh! The new was named Polyot-2, following one sent up last Nov. 1. Its launching on the third anniversary of Yuri Ga- garin's trail-blazing space flight Scott, R-Pa. Among them: Kenneth B. Keating, R-N.Y., accused the Rules Com. mitlee of ending the inquiry "before all the evidence was was announced by Moscow radio in." He said this "raised legit- imate question as to whether the committee properly dis- charged its obligation to the Senate." He spoke of a "falter- ing image of Congress in the eyes of all which, he said, needs some forceful declarations on the conflict-of- interest problem. Denies Pressures and the official Tass news agency. The announcement came 15 minutes before Soviet Premier Khrushchev spoke to the nation on radio and television, but he dirt not mention the anniversary or the new Sputnik. Tass said Polyot-2 used spe- cial guiding equipment and a system of engines to make re- maneuvers in various program denied he had been airccijons while orbiting tte pressured as a member of the Rules Committee and said the group may quiz "several col- umnists who have been making cracks about what they know about improper actions by sen- ators." Clark named no names. Clifford P. Case, R- N.J., urged the public to put on enough heat to force the com- mittee to investigate any finan- cial "involvements" of senators (See BAKER, Page 12) OSCARS TONIGHT Stars Skipping Show, Debbie Irked at Attitude 5 Killed 40 Hurt By Storms Three Stales Suffer Damage KANSAS CITY, Mo. (API- Two storm fronts rolled north- eastward out of Kansas into Missouri and Iowa late Sunday, spawning scattered tornadoes that dealt death and destruction in many areas. At least five persons were tilled and 40 were injured. One line of thunderstorms started in east central Kansas and moved rapidly into south- west Iowa. Funnels lashed at a rural area near Lawrence and Bonner Springs and at Leaven- worth in Kansas, causing only property damage. Near Kansas City Crossing the Missouri River, the twisters touched down just north of Kansas City, then moved on. In southwest Iowa, a funnel smashed into tho small town of Yorktown, killing Flora Eich- horst, 90, who was in her house, and injuring at least six other persons. Officers said about half the buildings in the business sec- lion of Yorktown and a one- story school were flattened. Of- ficers said tho tornado uprooted trees, swept roofs off buildings and damaged most of the town, which has about 150 residents. A( Border The other line of thunder- storms started near the Okla- homa border in southeast Kan- sas, where a twister damaged power lines and trees near Edna. The storm produced another funnel that hurled a big truck and seven cars off U.S. 169-59 five miles south of Garnelt, Kan., killing three 'persons and injuring at least six in the ve- hicles. Killed in one car were Mr. and Mrs. Warren Kenyan of Ne- osho, Mo. Their sons, Warren Jr., 22, and Terry, 13, were HONORED AT Milton V. Davis Dallas, right, candidate for U.S. Senator in tho Republican Primary May 2, was honored at a coffee Sunday during a short visit (Advocate fhuto) to Victoria. From left are Dean Tru- man, county Republican chairman; Mrs. Davis, and Mrs. Bill Knebel, vice-chairman of the county GOP organization. ------------------f injured. Dies In Car earth. Powerful space ships will be needed for interplanetary expi- ditions, Tass said, and assem- bling them on earth "presents considerable difficulties." They probably must he assembled "on cosmodromes on board earth satellites." Steerable vehicles, with Poly- In another car, Mrs. Jack L. Wilson of Independence, Kan., was killed. Her husband, 26, and their daughter, Vickie, 2, were injured. Also hurt by the same twister were Lylo Hockey, 21, Troy, Kan.; W. G. Cardell, Sarnett, and Christopher Lewis, 55, Parsons, Kan. The twister also smashed four farms in the Garnett area, and Ihe same storm front roared in- to Missouri south of Kansas City and hit in or near the town.s of Pleasant Hill, Lone Jack, War- rensburg, and Lamonle. About 70 houses were report- ed damaged at Pleasant Hill, (See WEATHER, Page 12) HOLLYWOOD CAP) Debbie Reynolds blasted her fellow movie stars Sunday for to turn out in large numbers for Monday night's 36lh Academy Awards. Last week, Daily Variety re- ported that only 13 stars, aside from those nominated or ap- pearing on the program, had ac- cepted for the movie world's big event at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. I think that's snapped Miss Reynolds, "This is our biggest night of the year, when the whole world looks us over. Every star in town should turn out for not only turn out but. appear in their most startling clothes. "That's the way it used to he in the old days. That's the way it should be now. Every star should feel a responsibility to is scheduled1 help make the Oscar night a a day-to-daylsuccess. Yet I asked one star schedule of activities to be an- if he was going and he said, nounced later this month. I'Only if. they During the special week Vic- award." That's give me typical of the ot satellites as their prototypes, will be needed to assemble cos- modromes and relievo their crews, Tass said. Kennth Gatland, vice presi- dent of thp, British Interplanet- ary Society, said in London Sun- day's launching is "probably a prelude to attempts at orbital rendezvous by manned space craft." He predicted the Rus- isians might try an actual ren- in space with un- recent years. Fewer and fewenmanned vehicles later this year names outside of [hose in the program have been appearing for the Oscar-cast. Some stars and producers have even or- ganized parties at their homes to watch the show on television. Star attendance of Monday njght's event appeared to be picking up, perhaps because of the Daily Variety report. Non- participants who said they were coming included: Gary Grant, Gina Lollobrigida, David Niven will accept for Albert Finney if he wins, Fred Astaire, Charles Doyer, Robert Young, Audio Murphy, Arlene Dahl, Robert Cummings and Tuesday Weld. Attendance by acting nom ineos will be the lowest in re- cent years, largely because of the predominantly British field. Stars who will appear on the program include emcee Jack Lemmon, James Stewart, Anne Baxter, Sammy Davis Jr., Rock Hudson, Rita Hayworlh, Gregory Peck, Edward G. Robinson, Steve McQueen, Fred MaeMur- as a test, for manned craft. Sunday's announcement said Polyot-2 was aimed at broaden- ing experience in control of sta- tions working in several direc- tions. i u-----1 I.JPII.III ui uiu Diuve area Riacniur- tonans will be asked to co- thinking of some stars who only ray, Shirley Jones and Shirley operate with the chamber out of the film Industry ctanning up fixing up and'put nothing back in." j ABC will telecast the event painting up'; their personal prqp-l Miss Reynolds, who bought a'slarling at 3 p.m. Central Stand- ard Time. The ceremonies are expected to last two hours, but you never can tell about Oscar. erty. Organizations also will hejcostly new gown with sequin- asked to take aclive parts in lined robe for her role as pre- the community-wide drive. Iscnler, is bucking the trend of Today's Chuckle The cost of living remains fairly constant all we. have. 1st Come, 1st Served Persons wishing additional copies of The Advocate's Sunday edition of The Vlc- ioria Slory may purchase them for IS cents a copy Mondy at The Advocate of- fice. The remaining copies will he available on a "first- come, first served" basis. Orders for copies to be mailed away to friends and relatives will be available on the same basis, Mail-away orders arc 50 cents each, which includes wrapping ind mailing charges. Grissoin Rated 'Republican Gemini Favorite HOUSTON (AP) A favorite! game around the Manned Space craft the Gemi- ni to an end Monday with the official naming of the two men who will hopefully make three orbits of the earth in November or De- cember. Many of the gitossers favor Air Force Maj, Virgil (Gus) Grissom, 38, the second Ameri- can to ride a blazing rocket into space; and Neil Armstrong, 33, a former X-15 test pilot and one of the first civilians to be chosen as an astronaut. Other speculators say the nod around any Gemini Tests. Grissom is assigned to Gemini program and Armstrong Sunday afternoon. Visits Here Armstrong, Shcpard and Dor-, mnn, Backers point to Ihe Br. Milton V. Davis, Dallas qucncy these, four are found surgeon who is a candidate in the Republican Primary for U.S. the senator, visited Victoria briefly is second in command for tronaut training. Squall Line Races Over North Texas lly TIW PRKSS The extreme northern portion He was honor guest at a coffee at lha home of Mrs. Jack F. Boire, chairman of the Victoria County Republican W o m c n's organization. During the in- formal coffee, he answered various questions that were asked by persons attending. Davis expressed concern about Communist gains through- out the world, the question of subversion in high places in the ...in i TI n i Mlu iiuriuurn portion >n will go to LI. Cmclr. Allen Shop- nf Kasl Tcxns wcnl a government, the civil rights bill, anl, .10, Uie first American in tornado forecast Sunday night lml hncf imports, Panama nnrf vra, as severe thunderstorms trc.atics with the space, and Maj. Frank Herman, 30, an Air Force lest pilot who was picked in the second astro- naut group in 19G2. Long .shot players are putting their money on Donald (Dokc) eel parts of the area. A squall line moving east- ward across Olohoma devel- oped southward into North Cen- tral Tcxns shortly before night- Slay ton. Uie only one ot the fin. A "lw line oF original M e r c u r y astronautsktorms extended from Lake Tcx- who didn I make a space flight oma soulhwcstward toward because of a slight heart defect. Other names heard in the guessing game arc Cmdr, Wal- ter Schirra, 41, Uie astronaut who made a picture-perfect six. orbit mission on Oct. 3, 1062, and Maj. Thomas P. Stafford, 33, another Air Force officer Weatherford and moved casU ward. Rain preceded by blowing dust hit downtown Dallas shortly nft- er II U u s s atomic a n s involving wheat, weapons, disarmament and poverty. Medicare He also attacked Medicare, the proposed health care program by the government for Ihe aged. "This program would slap an Increase in Ihe ptiyrotl tax of young workers with growing families to pay for medical care of retired bank executives, re- p.m. Hail, up to a doctors, retired wealthy m diameter, fell in the White people and others. Everybody, in Rock section of Dallas and in Uie suburban area around Car- picked in the second group. rollton and Farmer's ranch, None of the other astro- nauts in the Mercury or second group can be overlooked us pss- ihle choices, and the Manned Spacecraft Center officials are keeping the names secret until 10 a.m. (CST) Monday. Favorites seem to be Grissom, Forl Worth also reported some hail. Tfie turbulent weather struck North Texas after strong north- west winds kicked up blowing dust in Ihe Texas Panhandle and reduced visibility in some locales to near -zero. 3-Year-Old Girl Accepts Her World of Darkness BOWLING GREEN, B.C. (AP) Wray can ride her rock, ing horse, strum her toy guitar and sing with the Beatles, but she no longer can see. The 3-year-old blonde has asked to have the light in the room turned on, but she has yet to ask why It's now dark all the time. "She accepts her mother said. "She's blind and she knows it." Vicki received nationwide at- tention last December when it was learned she was probably less questions and in the past few weeks has memorized a small Mother Goose book. A used phonograph has a prominent place in the Wray fact, over C5." Davis said "Ihe graduated confiscatory income tax system was socialistic and designed to take from those who have, pass it around to those who have less, and buy votes in the process." Sees Saving He said he favors the Liberty Amendment, and when asked how he would then' pay for the government, he answered: "The government turns in records of a billion per year operating deficit on its various industries, such as the manu- facture of nitrate fertilizers at the TVA installation. Our gov- ernment industrial properties arc very conservatively saleable THE WEATHER A few showers with frontal passage early Monday morning, clear to partly cloudy Monday afternoon through Tuesday, a little cooler Monday and Mon- day night. Winds shifting to northerly 30 to 30 m.p.h. Mon- might lose her left eye because of cancer. The right eye was re- moved last July for similar rea- sons. Vicki's left eye was removed March 9 and it was left to Doris Wray to break the news. "I didn't Uiink I was going to be able to tell Mrs. Wray said. "But I had to." The 35-year-old mother of nina paused to change her youngest son's diaper and then added: "I told Vicki she was going to have another operation and she asked me if they were going to fix her eye like the other one. I said yes." Vicki now romps In tho fam- ily's small living room jusl like any pre-schooler. Her four brothers and four sisters arc her principal playmates. Sbe loves to talk, asks count- living room along with a slack of blllion or more- 60 popular records donated by a disc jockey. If we would get the govern- ment out of competition with pri- The Beatles arc the little girl'siyafe bl'smess, sell off all these favorite recording stars. She, stnal Properties and trans- strums her toy guitar while! to fax-Paying corpora- singing with Britain's teen-age tlons and rcPca! !ho 16tn amend- mcnt which allows the govern- ment to tax gifts, estates and seeing her last Christmas and day morning, diminishing and un u.------becoming northeasterly 10 to 20 m.p.h. Monday night. Ex- pected Monday temperatures: Low 66, high 78. South Central Texas: Clear- ing north decreasing cloudiness with widely scattered showers ending south Monday, turning windy and a little cooler. Clear (o partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday. Temperatures Sunday: Low 71, high Tides (Port L a v ac a Port O'Connor Highs at a.m. and p.m., lows at a.m. and p.m. Barometric pressure at s e a level: 29.83. Precipitation Sunday: Traco, Sunset Monday, sunrise Tuesday, Information bated on data Bureau idols. .Vick! feeds herself at the fam- ily dinner table and somehow knows if someone in her large family is absent. "She whispered to me, 'Pat's not eating' one night when Pat (a sister) was not at the Mrs. Wray said. "I don't know how she knew Pat wasn't there." The adjustment to Vicki's blindness thus far has been smooth for Vicki and her fam- ily. "The other children don't treat her any different than they Mrs. Wray said. "But they watch out for her." Wray, formerly a textile worker, now is employed as a construction worker. The Vicki Wray Fund, which reached the mark, is used only for the litllo girl's medical expenses. Her new friends across the nation still send letters and some gifts. "People stop by when they're driving through Bowling Green and even call ahead and ask to Mrs. Wray said. "They've been personal incomes, it would re- sult in an immediate saving o( 21 per cent of our total national budget and an immediate in- crease in revenues for increased corporation taxes, since private corporations would then operate all these installations at a profit." His plane left Victoria County Airport late Sunday afternoon for Corpus Christ! where spoke Sunday night. Baker To Be In Cily Today Robert W. Baker of Houston, candidate for the Democratic nomination for congressman-at- large, will meet Victorians at 10 a.m. Monday at a get- acquainted coffee to be held at Victoria House Restaurant. Host will be Philip Tibilcttl, attorney, who is Baker's Vic- toria County campaign chair- man. Baker has pledged to support the program being offered by President Johnson.   

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