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   Advocate (Newspaper) - April 26, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 352 TELEPHONE HI 5-1451 Yarborough Challenged To Lie Test Gift Again Claimed HOUSTON A Midland policeman and a Pecos Negro said tonight they had made sworn stalemenls they saw Gill- ie Sol Estes hand Sen. Ralph Yarborough, D-Tex., an enve- lope containing on Nov. 6, 1960. James Fonville, Midland, and Ernest Keeton of Pecos also said they have signed a joint statement challenging Yarbor- ough to join Ihem in taking lie detector tests about the alleged gift at the Texas Slate Depart- ment of Public Safely in Auslin. Apjienr on Program Fonville and Keelon partici- pated in a 30-minute stale-wide campaign speech by Gordon McLendon, Dallas radio execu- tive and opponent of Yarbor- ough in the May 2 Democratic primary, carried by TV station in 18 cities. McLendon began the telecast by saying title of his talk was "Who told Ihe or "Who got McLendon said the Dallas Morning News and other news- papers had published copyright reports lhat Estcs, Ihe bank- rupt West Texas financier, had given to Yarborough in 3960 and that Yarborough hac called the charge "an infamou life." Sworn a by Notary Fonville and Keeton then were sworn in by Joel Collidge a Harris County notary public The entire proceedings was tak en down by a court stenogra- pher. Both Keeton and Fonville said they had signed the April 22 joint statement in which said (hey were willing to take Waf lie detector tests with Sen. Yar- IV? borough. The television screen showed tile April 22 statement. VICTORIA, TEXAS, SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 1964 Established 1815 SYVUKTIIEART Phyllis Johnson, 17, a junior at Calhoun High School of .Port Lavaca, was elected sweetheart of the Mid-Coast Industrial Arts Fail- Saturday at Patti Welder Junior High School. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mvs. Perry Johnson Jr. of Port Lavaca. Bnnner-up was Ka'lliy Olson of El Campo. See story on Page (J-A. (Advocate Photo) GRAND OPENER Expected For Drag Races Speeds in excess of 190 stockers, gassers, modified in less than four city blocks areiproduclion, sports, modified expected lo be turned by some sports, altereds, gas dragsters dragsters during the Regional and fuel dragsters. 1 Plemons said official record ;runs will be held during the Hof f a Rift With Aide Reported Union Funds In Question WASHINGTON sfers Union President James R. Hof fa and the union general counsel, Edward Bennett Wil- liams, were reported at logger- heads Saturday over use of un- ion funds to pay Hoffa's legal expenses. A Teamsters Union spokes- man denied there is any dispute on the question, but Williams is reliably reported as having ad- vised that use of union funds to defend Iloffa in a forthcoming Chicago trial would be illegal. Federal Charge Iloffa is scheduled lo go 01 trial in federal court in Chicago on Monday on charges of fraud nlenl use of Toamslcrs funds He also has incurred legal bills estimated in Ihe hundreds o thousands of dollars in olhei cases, such as his recent Ida' and conviction on charges ol tampering with a federal jury. Hoffa is reported "very emo tional and upscf" over Wil Hams' advice to the executive board that paying Hoffa's lega fees for the Chicago trial out o. union funds would be illegal am open the executive board mem bers to personal responsibility for any such expenditures funds. Attack on Hoffa A Teamsters spokesman said however, (hat reports of a Wil liams-Hoffa controversy were "made out of whole cloth" in an attempl to discredit Hoffa. Still, informed sources sai vu II UrtVC plumy Ul 1 spectators lo at end the first times set during this race." opener ever held this side of1 Amarillo and the first regional race south ot Dallas. Division 4 and visitors from other divisions will compete in rng spees own o a pont e first of six rcgionals sched- wnere can be used !aftel. wnere es can e use tiled for the div.sion .Winners Crossing Ihe finish line. here wil ca 1 for all cars trying exc a national record. "The only lime a contestant sources, Williams advised the executive board that use of un funds for Hoffa's Chicag( b? illeSal becaus JIIL- oniy ume a contestant r Ihe local sponsor, the Vic-can sel a national record is wolves a charge o ina liming Association and its jng one Of tnese races union funds in viola smpanion Rod Benders Club tne president'of the local ciiib Uo" felleral labor law' said. "We'll have plenty of fast sarld to hav adVJSCu thai U In the past, a clragsler has turned the quarter-mile run at 205.16 m.p.h. on the local track. r m.p.n. on the local track. Cars from throughout NHRA Many of the higher powered ivision 4 and visitors from Uragilers utilize parachutes to bring down to a point here will capture double points1 toward world champion titles and in awards because of ils significance as an opener race. The district includes Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Nesv Mexico. Billy Plemons, president of the 17-member local organiza- tion, which has outfitted a Gilbert A. Kupfernagel, treasurer, said Victoria has one of the best drag strips in the United States, Dale Ham of Amarillo, South Central NHRA director, who is expected in Victoria early this week, has described the local strip as having "super traction and a table top smooth surface." nun, wnitn itds uumueu a n't. i t modern drag slrip during the e loeal al'c pasl Ihree years, said spectators i ,a d d for will he able to see some of (he from faslesl competitors in the ,prizcs of There was no immediate com- try during the races heoinninai! lop fllcl arcl fnp ment from West German offi- at 1 p.m. May 3. for top slock, ?150 for corn- advised lhat if union funds wer, jsed in the case, Hoffa wouli have to declare such money a personal income, subject to fe as, Nev., was charged with bank robbery before U.S. Com- missioner Billy Costa, who set bond at It was not posted. "I had enough money for me and my wife lo last a couple 01 Burke told newsmen "And in a couple of monlhs, I was planning to go into some kind of business, maybe opening up a bank." Burke, who identified himsel: as a former gossip columnis for a Las Vegas magazine, was arrested early Saturday at a Houston apartment. Police quoted Burke as saying the first purchase with his nev riches was a three-pound jar o (See BRIDEGROOM, Page 8A Texas Politicos Scatter Afield By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Candidates scattered over Texas Saturday, trying lo make heir pitches to as many voters as possible with the parly pri- maries, jusl a sveek away. Gov. John Cotmally, seeking his second term, told a meeting of city officials In El Paso he thinks the next legislature ought to Initiate a constitutional amendment, for volcr approval to eliminate the stale property tax. "We have tended to expec City Bonds At Work Traffic will be restricted during the coming week due to work on the city's drainage and bond prop-am, on the following streets Uen .Ionian: Closed (o through Iraffic from Juan Linn lo Red River. Miller: Closed from Lau- rent lo Jecker for re-pav- ing. San Antonio: Closed from Ben Jordan (o Nimllz. Hluchnnnct: Closed from Mesqulle to Crcstwood for re-paving. Crcslwood: Closed from Bliiobonnct to Ben Jordan. Second Street: Closed from Glass lo Bridge. Glass: Closed at Second Street. other development of Texas by slopping Texas participation in federal he said. Jack Cox, one of four Republ- icans seeking the GOP Senate nomination, said in Dallas he vill win the nomination without a run-off and defeat Yarborough n November. He said a poll several weeks ngo showed him leading in Ihe Competition classes will in- w, ,u, MUCK, lor com- petition eliminator and slreetiF3' vote at a tm- Slum Child Is Retarded, School Trustees Told eliminator and for junior stock are being offered. There HOUSTON, Tex. a child from Ihe slums shows up for his first day in school he is already a year or two behind more fortunate children. He may have never seen a magazine, or a book, or haci a story read to him, or traveled more than a block or two from his squalid home. He has al- most no vocabulary. And, says a member of the Baltimore, Md., School Board, the longer such a child stays in school, the farther behind he falls. William S. Stone told the Na- tional School Board Association, convening here, that Baltimore is tackling the problem with special programs for 4 .and 5- year-old children from cultural- ly deprived homes. A basic goal, Stone said, is to develop Ihe fundamental skills Witbg Vegas Marvin Janak busy This requires the love and un. 1 s derslanding the child seldom m i. assurance ion convention in Florida scv. eral months ago. will he extra for top Time !n cliatlanooga, Hoffa was and low clasped lime winners und sentenced lo srWmusfUn .is from 7 m in io.nn v Jufy 'hat tried him on charges from a.m. to p.m. Sun-of acccpting pavmcnts fromB a trucking firm with which the if Ihe _........., mder 12 wilfbe admitted free! (Sec HACKS, Page 8A> ob- P. Rogers Chapter, serving the Civil War Centen- nial by opening the Power Home loday from 2 to G p.m. corner of South William and Church Streets, for an exhibit of Civil War relics, documents "that people do care about him, his welfare, and his happiness The project is being jointly financed by (he Balti- (Sce CHILD, Page SA) and pictures Karen Ja- nccka home with a case of the mumps Bohhy Tharp Jr., student of music in Golhe In- stitute, Munich, Germany, re- porting breaking the ice for a chilling swim in a letter home Mrs. J. W. Petty due lo give a book review at p.m. Monday at First Metliodist Wesley Hall sponsored by Mary Circle of the WSCS Mcl- vln Langcnbcrg not denying having another birthday Sirs. Bob Curtis, home with the good mood for work Mrs. Jacqueline Storm having her problems with current jokes friends happy to see Mrs. Klla Triana back at work W. L. DuPre agreeing that ail- conditioning lime has arrived again. GOP Candidate To Visit Here Jack Cox, who received more than votes in Victoria County in the 1962 governor's race, will come back to the city Monday, Ihis lime campaigning for the Republican nominatioii for U.S. Senator. Cox will arrive at Victoria County Airporl al a.m. and is scheduled lo attend a coffee in his behalf at 10 a.m. in the measles John Molano in a home of Mrs. Jack Boirc, 2105 E. Bon Airc. Mrs. Boire is presi dent of Victoria County Republi can Women's Club. Like other GOP candidates Cox has attacked Sen. Ralph Yprborough as "an extreme lefl wing liberal" who is "certain to be (he Dcmocralic nominee o arly Sunday and take in some iicated 'he a" e I e necessary. Today's Chuckle It takes a baby about two years lo Jearn to (alk, and about 60 years lo learn (o keep his mouth shut. if 'Fuzzy' Concept WASHINGTON S. programs in the cold war strug- gle for men's minds sometimes suffer from "fuzziness of con- a House subcommittee said Saturday. VICTORY SCHOOL Sisters' Home To Be Blessed Another milestone in Catho- lic education in Victoria will be reached Sunday with the dedication of the Sisters' Con- vent at Our Lady of Victory School. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. F. 0. Beck, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church will preside at the Messing of the convent in ceremonies beginning at 3 p.m Alter a brief address by Mon- signer Beck, an open house will >e held until 6 p.m. with mem )ers of the church Altar Societj crving as hostesses. For several years now, t h iistcrs who teach at Victorj lave been renting a house nca he school. They will mov nto their new home Monday. The Iwo-story structure cos SfiO.OOO, and utilizes the sam rigidly functional architectur and Spartan brevity that mark all the homes for the sisters. Chris DiStefano was the ar chitect for the project, and li the general con Seven sisters are teaching a expecl spectacular disclosures the school this year, but f1" nation's 20th pres more are expected to be added when classes open next fall. The convent was designed for DEDICATION SET Our Lady of Victory Convent will ho blessed and dedicated in ceremonies beginning Sunday at 3 p.m. An open house of the structure will be held until 6 p.m. It will serve as the home for the Sisters who teach at Our Lady of Victory School. (Advocate Photo) W. Mauer :ractor. discussing several possible agiccmcnls which he said "miglil lessen tensions and pro- mote peace." Johnson said "we are hope- ful" about the oiilcome of Amcr- cnn Soviet discussions. And, without getting specific, he rc- lorlcd that he has exchanged 'a good many communications" with Soviet Premier Khrush- :hcv. With Truman Johnson met with reporters In his oval office, flanked at his :lesk by former President Harry S. Truman, who dropped in for lunch, and Texas author J. Frank Dobie, who is a weekend house guest. Truman interjected comments from time to time during the session and answered a couple of questions at the end. The 79-year-old former presi- dent, asked if he would stump for the Democratic ticket in No- rcmcndous services from ''le ticket in No- overnment's while that if Johnson lat government's ability i0l I can do anything lo get aisc he said. him extra votes, I would be glad aisc he said. The stale's most healed race, or the Scnale, kept hopefuls in 'ioth primaries on the go. Sen. Ralph Yarborough spoke il dedication ceremonies al ..ake Bardwell dam near Ennis. le asserted some "shorl sighted joliticians" wanl Texas lo re- use federal funds. "We must not let the demo-, O'ogic false prophets hamstring! announced al the out- 1'exas water development and set that he will submit to Con- to do it." Daughter Appears The conference broke up after Johnson introduced his daughter Lynda Bird, 20, who stepped in lo pay her respects to Truman. The President suggested the newsmen might want lo question her too but no questions were forthcoming. gress on Monday legislative pro- posals to aid Ihe Appalachian stales Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Wcsl Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina. Back From Tour The President, who visited three of those slates Friday to dramatize his "war on pover- gave figures which indicat- 1OP primary and "I cannotied the nirf program eventually hink ot anything which may lave happened in Die interim to change Ihe original basic tabula- ion of .sentiment and support." In the congressrnan-at-large race, Rep. Joe Pool, sent out telegrams with whal he said was the text of a Post Office Department ruling thai he could use the congressional free mail- ing privilege to send question- naires on national isues to his would cost billion or more, including million for miles of highways. He said cost during the first 12 months that begin July come to about million. He said such outlays won't affect the budget because they will be taken from a contingency fund already pro- vided. Following a conference with constituents. seven Appalachian governors Uohert Baker, one of Pool's Friday nighl al Huntington, (Sec POLITICS, t'agc 8A) (See LBJ, Page 8A) Harding Papers Shed No Light on Scandals COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A 40-year void in American his- tory ended Saturday as the carefully guarded papers of the jate President Warren G. Hard- ing were officially opened by the Ohio Historical Society. Historians were advised not to wanted to make certain they were placed in the. proper hands." The association voted last Oc- tober, after negotiations with a special committee of the so- ciety, to release the documents. (Sec PAPERS, Page 8A) a maximum of 12. Those teaching at Victory now include the principal, Sis- ter M. Edith, who is also the superior of the group, and Sisters Marietta, M. Bertha, M. Teresita, M. Blandine, M. Digna and M. Fauslina. The school also has nine full- time lay teachers. It was first opened in the fall (See HOME, Page 8A) ident, but at the same time. Kenneth W. Duckett, curator of manuscripts for the society, said the papers hold Ihe key to "many of the mysteries" of the late president's life. "It is hoped that this unex- pected detail may amaze even THE WEATHER Cloudy to partly cloudy and continued warm Sunday through Monday. Widely scattered most- ly afternoon and evening thundershowers. Southeast to southerly winds at 10 to 20 pijLitu ut.-Lau may miidie even souinerly winds at 10 lo 20 those who feel they know himjm.p.h. except strong and gusty anr1 his times Ducketl in the vicinity of thunder- Abscni.cc Vote To Be Resumed Absentee voting for the May 2 Democratic and Republican Primary election will at 8 a.m. Monday in 'the re-open county clerk'3 office. The dead- line is 5 p.m. Tuesday. During the previous two weeks of absenlee balloting, llfi voles were cast 107 In the Democratic Primary and oint in UM Republican race. He helped catalog the 13 file :ahincts of documents which lave been in the custody of the ilarding Memorial Association )f Marion since the death of Harding's widow in 1924. Since thai time, they have been kept In the basement of the Harding home at Marion and have been carefully maintained by Dr. Carl W. Sawyer, win of Harding's personal physician. No researcher has examined them to date. Representing the memorial as- sociation at Ihe ceremonies in the Ohio Stale Museum was Dr. Warren Sawyer, son of Carl. He said the papers were kept closed over the years "mostly because association membwt showers. Expected Sunday temperatures: High 86, low 74. Soulh Central Texas: Partly cloudy to cloudy and warm Sun- lay through Monday with wide- y scattered afternoon and even- ng thundershowers. High Sun- day 85-94. Temperatures Saturday: High 83, low 73. Tides (Port L a v a c a Porl O'Connor Lows at a.m. and p.m. Highs al p.m. Sunday and a.m. Monday. Barometric pressure at s e a level: Sunsel Sunday: Sunrise Monday This intormaUon based on rfstj (rom Ihe U.S. Wealhcr Bureau Victoria Office. Wuibu UL)   

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