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Advocate (Newspaper) - April 23, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 349 TELEPHONE HI 5-1451 VICTORIA, TEXAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 1964 Established 1818 President, Pickets Go To the Fair Rain-In Staged By Weather SALT WATER SEEKERS Johnny Felchak of 2002 Mcsquite Lane and Steven Dixon of Angleton paddle along the Guadalupe River route through City Park Wednesday after passing the Texas Wale r Safari checkpoint here on their way to Sea- drifl, where the contestants will de- part Sunday morning on the 75-mile salt water portion oC the rugged en- durance race. The team, which was the ninth through here, took a brief rest and visit stop before paddling on. (Advocate Photo) 2 Michigan Teams Slill Leading in Water Race By HENRY WOLFF JR. Advocate Staff Writer Two sleek canoes from Mich- opporlunily to Team 119, com- toria checkpoint Wednesday posed of Widing's brother, Le- lanui-a iium uiiui-jRoy, and Ed Adams to paddle igan (hat consistently led the'ahead and land al the Seadrift Texas Water Safari for threelpoint firsl days on the 425-mile river nor- The 26-foot homemade canoe tion of the rugged endurance race switched first and second places before arriving at Swan Point. Reports were received by of- ficials upriver that a naviga- tional problem encountered by Albert Widing and Robert Gil- lings of Team 136 offered an Safari Enlry Forced Out Here Team 101 of the Texas Water Safari ran into bad luck in Vic- reached the shore at a.m. Wednesday following a day and night journey down the twisting, obstacle-laden San Marcos and Guadalupe Rivers. I The second team reached the site a half-hour later. The black canoe came through Tuesday morning 17 toria. Shortly after passing Guadalupe Rive here al p.m., man of Victoria --j minutes ahead of the one that out-dis- tanced it in the eight miles of hay water between the mouth of the Guadalupe and Seadrift, where the 75-mite salt water section of the safari begins Sunday morning. The third place boat to arrive I was manned by J. L. and Har- ld though many of the 33 entries remaining in the race are re- ported a considerable way up the river. A local entry, Team 107----- posed of Johnny Felchak of Vic- toria and Steven Dixon of An- glcton, were the ninth to check in here on the river run. They docked Iheir 69-pound store- bought canoe at p.m., took a brief rest, climbed aboard (See RACE, Page SA) "3 allll 11 Bludworth of Houston II in at a.m., only 54 linules behind the lead boat 30 Cents Rail Issue Settlement Draws Praise by LBJ VICTORIA CALL Banks Set Spring Record For Deposits, Resources Bank deposils and resources on Dec. 20 when resources totaled The call marked the fiflti lime in the past 18 months that sen-last December her. Resources totaled '1G8 as compared with 4-11 a year ago and set new spring records in Vic- toria in a bank call made Tues- day bul back-dated to the close of business April 15. Deposits for the four 1 o c a V viciona. i banks tolaled as Victoria Bank and Trusl fj0Jcomparcd with a year Pact Ends 5 Years Of Dispute Slill Needs OK of Unions sct ii[ American Bank of Commerce deposits of banks tolaled as Victoria Bank and Trusl wuu year compared wilh (he 15 ersistent racial demonstrators. There were 200 arrests as police Milled civil rights crusaders. The fair opened on schedule al 9 a.m. with a brief, sharp in- flux of thousands of dignitaries and visitors. Bul by late after- noon, trains bound for Ihe fail were nearly empty. At nightfall a galaxy of cxhi bilion lights flashed on, their grandeur veiled in fog and low clouds, and altendance mounted slowly lo a total of below the anticipated opening- day crowd of to Bright Spol 1 The one bright spot in a mis- CW .TllSfilS 1 O 1 1 erable spring day was President O I Q Tl i i 111 irom Ll11-- suuwmu i MI deposits of as.December. Resources were arranged nation compaiecl with a compared with a up from 1 n s lidio-lelevision hookup. yem_ago. The all lime high was ago and last Decem- December OK'd In Princip AUSTIN (AP) Some Texas homeowners will Ihe even this was I marred by chanted demands for k-' broader civil rights. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS wju In his address, Johnson proph- Texas' banks showed in an 2gt cheaper insurance soon and some will have to pay esied peace within this genera- unusually vigorous manner more, the slate board of insurance said Wednesday....................., tion, and also-as Ihougli lo an- Wednesday that the stale's econ- The board showed several hundred industry reurc cnce aml chicf management swcr the demonstrators who omy is growing rapidly. They sentalivcs at a hearing how insured losses OCL-U said the settlement were kept Iheir distance by po- -ported fund de- duringlhe last will affect future ratef lice foresaw an America "in posils in history in some cities. which no man is handicapped The report was in reply lo re- the color of his skin." quests from slate and federal I Till Plans for a massive traffic banking authorities. vyl ell 111 III slall-in on roads around the fair collapsed in the mist and gloom expected for Ihc routine spring uiui maiKeu me opening, rral-OLnlu luuuiiu reports, rvor- fic around Ihe fair was only 25 mally, records are set only at per cent of normal, with the year's_end. very threat of Ihe tieup perhaps contributing to the poor attend- v-siaiiii uuttcaa ----------ms j" jimif, However, rights advocates cas" ior ncw crops had not yet in the hull. Three other teams checked in Wednesday evening including Collections Hit For Cancer Tabulations of collections for the Cancer Crusade held in Vic- toria Tuesday totaled with a sizable number of do- nations yet to be tabulated, B. G. Albrecht, chairman of the campaign committee of the lo- Judge Joo Kelly. {low in' arid" because Th? session will mark Ihe in and around Ihe fair as bank accounts were de- 0Pen'n8 of Ihe spring-summer Ihrir hnai i, V 1 wo Alr cap a ns from campaign committee of the o- vetoped In (he both jet pilot chapter of the American in the hull. 'mslructors, landed fourth, fol-Cancer Society, said Wednes- two that river ban p.m. wa., Bohlender imiueu lourin, i o 1- lowed by a four-man team Lynn Maughmer, Jimmy Jones, camp on _theiArchie Clark and Fred Kurd; of Houston. The two entries and 45-pound, form-fit (year. picked up al (he Vic- Bill Huddock describing the The figure compares with turned in after Ihe tirsl last year, Albrecht said. _. year's house-to-house con- tributions reached approximate- Ihat marked Ihe Traf- Claim Success Rcports Surprising Some observers of Texas busi- ness said ticularly cessful. Tlie Congress of Racial Peeled by payment of income j------ m uuinniL1; Equality, which denounced the antl withdrawals for "e'Avy pf cascs_which of Mexico slall-in plan but sponsored wide- sPnn8 planting needs, spread picketing of fair pavil- T' ions, said in a statement: ''You know our meet Ihem! Lei this nalion know we will nol stop, we will not hesitate, we will wail no longer for the freedom which is righl- fully and constitutionally ours." Police and pickets clashed and there were minor injuries from kicks and blows, the ofthc'e'mfof ihe only session, demands day April 15. Reports from Texas banks were nol available until Wednesday be- cause of the San Jacinto Day holiday. The comparable report last year was March IB. Spring Records Among cities reporting all- "somcNegraand while demon- Wich- strators Ihose arrested were about equally divided threw themselves lo Ihe ground and had to be lifted bodily and borne to a fair stockade, from there they were taken to a nearby city police station and charged with disorderly conduct. hlH. one on a for Victoria's second annuaf In- bank holiday Mrs. Rubyilcr-Faith Hymn Festival. ONcill cheerful in her lemon! Fifteen Catholic and Protes- yellow dress Jimmy Hiilscyllant choirs-250 voices strong- heading out for lunch, in a hur-lparlicipaled in the singing of Hymn Festival Attended by 750 persons nun .icuruen is urusacie cnair- fillcdI Our Lady of Viclory Cath- man of this year's drive, with ohc Church Wednesday COLLKCTIONS, Page SA) Inr VrMnfiVc- --------1 F_ vided a noisy background for (See FAIR, Page 8A) ly of approximately In Ihe aflernoon, 300 pickets, 700 collected in the entire drive, whose outcries earlier had nro- An additional has already been contributed to this year's campaign through olhcr phases of the drive, Albrecht said, in- dicating thai he was optimistic that last year's total would be exceeded. Bob Scerdcn is Crusade ehair- Today's Chuckle One thing (o be said about our second childhood is that we usually liavc more lo spend lhan during the first. ......o lime for a cup of coffee with a friend Airs. Charley Levy getting her errands out of the way early Mrs. Gus Ball admitting that checking up on Ihe welfare of a friend is a good reason for coming to town Elmo Kslcs noted for his cheerful telephone greeting Bertha Griffith enjoying both flowers and food, brought by friends C. .1. Kossali never too busy to discuss food and its preparation Al r s. The large crowd created a minor traffic jam on the church parking lot followng the event, and Police Department assist- ance was necessary. A recording of the program will be broadcast Sunday over Radio Station KNAL. FUNDS CONVERSION Former Probate Judge Found Guilty at Austin Candidates Musi File Statements t.. .T Candidates in the first party Charles Copley en route to cheer primary elections May 2 were up a friend with a large houqiiclireminded Wednesday that the _ Election Code requires the filing of a sworn statement of campaign expenses not more of sweetpeas Dennis Ulan ton in a jovial mood Airs. Bill Pagan of Tivoli in (own on business Cliff Lay well over from Edna and reporting on than 10 days nor less than I seven days before the election. v IIIU VlVdlUll. former Victorian, Snm Dement j This means that the stile- A. L. Williams nf may he filed as early ns Thursday but should all be filed nt least by Saturday with the county chairman of the political parly concerned. Miss Lorraine Voiijht, secre- tary of the Victoria County Domocralic Execulive Com- mittee, said she had for.ns for Ihe filing of Ihe state and ill assist In preparing and ington In town for some errands Carole Jordan down with t h e mumps Cassandra Champion now experiencing Ihe measles and brother Guy wondering if he'll be next Mrs. Allen .Shields busy decorating for the Presbylerian Day School Spring Fete, to he held Friday at p.m. at the Youth Building, corner of Liberty and Commercial. the counly judge's office in the AUSTIN jury of nine rr and three women convicted former Houston Probate Judge Clem JtlcClelland Wednesday of converting from the estale of Gordon 0. Von Strob. McClelland's punishment was assessed at 10 years in the state penitentiary. Attorneys for the 46-year-old former jurist, who was appoint- ed in 1949 as the state's first full-lime probate judge, said Ihey would appeal the verdict. McClelland faces trial on 10 other conversion charges stem- ming from a June 1962 court of inquiry inlo the dealings of his court. McCfclland was accused of acting wilh Jerry O'Brien, Houston insurance agenl, to con- vert the money from Von Slroh's estate. O'Brien was the stale's court-appointed administrator. Prosecution witnesses testi- under a court order signed by McClelland. No serv- ices were used in administering the estate, Harris County Dist. Ally. Frank Briscoe said. The defense contended tho at- torney's fee was justified be torney's fee was justified be- evulll-s wl" "c siagea cause O'Brien himself had to do on 'hc Victoria College itudcnU will bcgi, much legal work in connection Ie8e President J.D. their projects in with 22 indictments defense law- director-general. yer J. Edwin Smith said were r r returned against Von Slroh in ISSUCS California. Smith said Von i Slroh's brolher-in-law, Russell Void' S GlIHlC nt n__ll___I propcrly notarising Ihem at tied O'Brien received In Dahl of Portland, Ore., had said he wanted O'Brien well paid administralor's fees and In attorney's fees from the estate I Banks Showlnsuraiice Rates The all-time records wore un- Halo and federal reports Nor- Jbui vurs Ol leXflS nilSl- vmuiu "'t> the records were pur- m flvc months was set for May mice. surprising because 4' Wednesday by order of Dist. crease, i.....o i HJMIUU VVILUI [JUIJUV .crin mid jurors will face a (rates in counties adjacent to the heavy load of cases which hnvclfiulf of Mexico would increase accumulated since Nov. 2G when 4.4 per cenl, bul dwelling ex- Authorities called Tuesday for fall-wmlcr term panel mc-ii tended coverage rates would drop 3.6 per cenl. recently by the grand jury com- mission will be released for pub- lication Thursday. They serve unlil November ita Falls, Dallas, Midland, Long- view, Odessa, Austin, Laredo and Tyler. Virtually all reporting cilics showed records for the spring report if they did not show the greatest funds in hislory. Here were some of (he reports (See BANKS, Page 8A) vii-i >viiu HUULUC Ullcllge Ilieil r aiiuvva I ttiu.'i wm in- against Lloyd Harold 3.') per cenl slalsvide. 48, of 1101 S. Navarro SI., in Home fire rales increased 3.1 connection wiUi a .shooting CM! lasl year. Nov. 29 of Lloyd Davis Nor-! None of Ihe company repre-, 27-year-old country clubjscnlalivcs had commenl on a bartender. The victim resided 'hoard proposal to consider elim- l-Act Play Contest Set One-act play compelition for schools in Region 4-A of Die University Inlerscholaslic League will begin at a.m. Thursday in the Bloomington High auditorium, according to Mrs. Caroline Summers of Vic loria College, contest director. There is no set schedule of time for a specific performance with exception of the first play, s'fie said. Performance will be in the following order; Districts 30, 31, 24, 28, 32, Area 23 and 29. Rehearsals were held Wednes- day. An admission charge of 50 cents for adulls and 25 cents for students will be made each session of the contest. at p.m., exhibits musl be completed snd entered by a.m. Sat- urday. Judging of Ihe entries will he from 9am. lo 12 in on Sat- wanted O'Brien well nairl Guide lo Salur- nday, and Ihe gym will be "Evcrrihine hat was done dayS, to everyone during thai ZrlBin, Victoria chapter time. The exMMs will be. on dis- oy me viciona cnapter here, everything that appears Of League of Women Voters, is The exhibits will bp on dis- SKord Smilh 3t baiks play for the fna S'-Sf .Pnd bSy'Wt "a noay tried to conceal a thing, candidates in bold primaries, p ni Conversion means hanky panky, were distributed Wednesday. In 'other everts of the fair In hfck door stuff, things under addition to listing candidates, c tides owncss mccu J o( Ihi he table. We don't have thai in Ihe .four-page publicalion also Mid Coast SwSf Art, As carries replies of Ihc candidates socialion a' 9'30 a m Salur McClelland was convicted in lo specific questions posed by day, and the election of a nlr November 19fi2 and senlenccd lo Iho Lague of Women Voters swcelneartni i am ti _. V ill 11 (I, III. _ iu 1111- VI VUIUJ 3 10 years in prison on charges of and the qualifications of per- (Scc JL'DGii, Page (sons seeking various offices. Speaking for the unions, Ray Davidson of the railway >rotherhooOs said the agreement was accepted in principle sub- ject to Ihe ratification proce- dures of Ihe labor organizations. "While the agreement falls short of satisfying all the im- portant demands of the em- Davidson said, "we recognize lhat significant gains have been made.1 J. E. Wolfe, chairman of the National Railway Labor Confer- ence and chief management man, said the settlement ises to restore Ibe morale ITltl V .e !lrst- Jury session aoard in selling new rales to lake cffecl July I. Homeowners in the norlh nnd northwest part of Ibe slate will suffer the greatest policy in- creases, with a 25 per cent in- crease probable for package homeowner policies and dwell- ing extended coverage insur- The bonril said the in- the maximum possible, resulted from losses due la hail storms and tornadoes. Homeowner package policy Names of Ihe jurors selected Home insurance for residents of the rest of the slate would drop 5.2 per cent for package .policies; and dwelling exlended (coverage insurance in this area would drop 1G.1 per cent. Dallas and frort Worth are in ugliest level and bring a rebirth of Ihe spirit of cooperation be- tween union and management leaders." Musi anil Fair' Without going into details, Johnson said Ihe settlement terms are "just and fair." In closing the broadcast, John- son said he had received a let- ter the other day from Cathy May Baker of Park Forest, III., and said: "Cathy Miiy, if you are watch- ing tonighl, I am pleased lo lell you that railroads are going lo continue to run without interrup- tion. Cathy May writes me and says: 'Oear President Johnson: 'I am 7. My grandma lives in Ncw York. She is coming lo see me make my first holy com- munion. Please keep the rail- roads running so that she can come lo sec me. Thank you." Trip lo Fair Davidson, speaking of he term ends. The heavy docket load will onslsl of at least felony! rTV cases which had been uaass courl. i lh luiimimimo sateishradcd by amur-! Insurance loss ex- unit Of work, wage adjustment wilh mnhce charge shows rales will yard employes, paid holi- days for all daily raled cm- ployes, and expense allowances for road employes required lo in Ihe cenlral area of1, speaking of whal he i where nromium significant gams or the rail unions, said chief of these is rc.nftirmalion of the 100-mile counties where premium likely. at 508 E. Convent St. iin.iling Hie word "hurricane" urrcane The slaying occurred outside' from the face of Texas policies a tavern in Ihe 500 block of; and lo provide a rising water l.asl Second S'Veel and cli-! damage exclusion prominent- maxed an argument over a ly displayed on Uie face of these loan. Norman was fellc'I by policies 400 PUPILS DUE Almost 400 students from 12 counties are expected in Vic. :oria Friday nnd Saturday for :he District XII Industrial" Arts Kair to be held at '.he Patti Welder Junior High School he away from home terminals. Even before Johnson went on the air with his announcement, Sen. Warren G. Magmison, D- Wash., told Ihe Senate that Ihe President was about lo announce an "equitable agreement" end- ing the railroad crisis. Johnson announced the settle- him i proposal was recom- menl aflcr reluming from a mm in by the House General quick trip to New York where )0e, poiiccjinvestigatinu Committee, which'he helped open the World's Fair, handling of claims aris- The President hailed the agreement as a victory (or col- lective bargaining and industri- al democracy. "But most of (lie Presi- dent said, "this agreement prs hope for all crippling and disastrous strike in the railroad industry. This strike, had it occurred, would have put six million workers off their jobs would have de- creased our gross national prod- uct by 13 per i., i i i SUKIICCI nantumg ol c aims aris- Moody had employed from Carla in (Sec JURY, Page 8A> 1061. Patti Welder To Host Industrial Arts Fair Literary events will be staged Gymnasium Students will begin arrang- The meet is sponsored by the 11, e ccn' our mc Eoeiation. W. A. Sexton, in- the largest decline in any post- tlus ria arts instraclor at recession-and would have (i Welder, is fair chairman. (Sec PACT PnzeSU Almost 150 students from Vic- g 8A) are expected lo partici- pate, including 75 from Palti Welder, 50 from Victoria High School and 20 from Grain Jun- ior High School. THE WEATHER Mostly cloudy and warm with r High SChOOl "ivaujr nuuuy auu wdl 111 WIUI Other schools expected tofcw, showers Thursday take part are Edna FrltlaV- Southerly winds al School, Calhoun High School' 5 to 25 m-P'h- Tours- of Port Lavaca, Cuero High- ay temperatures: High 85, low School of Seadrift, Bay City1'3' High School, El Campo High' Sollth Centra' Texas: Mostly School, Refugio High anc' warm Thursday Travis Junior High School with isolated Pnrl t.auaco a showers. Hich Thursday 83-93. Port Lavaca and High School. A trophy will be awarded to the school with Ihe most first second and third places. Projects will be judged on critical thinking by the slu- meeli.ig o( the dent, creativity, design, finish, drawer construction, Joints, lime, craftsmanship, and in- gcnully. Exhibits will fall inlo three categories of woodwork, Palacios snowcrs. "'fih Thursday 83-93. Temperatures Wednes- day: High 83, low 73. Tides (Port Lavaca Porl O'Connor Lows al a.m. nnd p.m. Highs al p.m. Thursday and a.m. Friday. Barometric pressure at sea level: 29.77. Sunset Thursday: Sun- rise Sriday inu meci is sponsored me categories ol wood Mid-Coast Industrial Arts As-lmelnl work and dratllng. i This from VlclorJa OWcc.' InrurmaUon based on dat.l Ihe u.s. WeaUiu Durtau ;