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   Advocate (Newspaper) - May 6, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 362 TELEPHONE HI 5-1451 VICTORIA, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 19G4 Established IMS McLendon Silent to FBI Agents Change-Over Wilness Absent DALLAS (AP) Gordon Mc- Lendon lold the Times Herald Tuesday that he has refused to give a statement to the FBI on the lie" controversy un- lil the agency tells him what it already knows. The defeated Democratic sen- atorial candidate, speaking by phone from Washington, said FBI agents contacted him over the weekend seeking an inter- view with him. "I told them 1 would gladly talk to them as soon as I have been provided what information they have already turned over to Senator he said. The Dallas radio executive, who lost to the incumbent sena- tor in the Saturday primaries, said he didn't have much to tell them, anyhow. Gift At issue is whether or not Sen. Yarborough accepted a gift from convicted swindler Bil- lie Sol Esles in November 1960, in Pccos a question that be- came an issue in the senatorial primary. McLendon made a state-wictc telecast on which two witnesses who allegedly saw the money changing hands appeared. One witness, Ernest Keeton, subsequently admitted his state- ment was untrue, an announce- ment from the Department of Justice Friday said. Meanwhile Tuesday in Pecos, the whereabouts of Keeton, who disappeared from Pecos Friday when the Justice De- partment said he recanted statements made on a statewide telecast, remained a mystery. Refuses Comment Keeton, a Pecos Negro and a former Army sergeant, is be- lieved to be in El Paso. How- over, the FBI office in Kl Paso refused to comment on the case and efforts to find Keeton in E Paso or in Juarez, across the Rio Grande in Mexico, have been unsuccessful. Belli Says Ruby Found Insane NEW YORK (API-Attorney Melvin Belli said Tuesday that a state psychiatrist in Texas has found Jack Ruby insane and that eventually he will be committed to a mental institu- tion there. Belli claimed that he learnec from "an absolutely unimpeach- able" source that a slate psy- chiatrist "slipped in to see Ruby and examined him." Duncan Sutherland 111 happy to he in town for a leave after a 16 month absence from home and telling about those Utah snow storms he drove througli en route here from Bremerton. Wash Ruth Williams re laling (hat the New York bounc Victoria College Corralliers wil provide the entertainment at the First Methodist Church cov- ered dish supper tonight al Bon Aire Garden Club members, who have nol made reservations for the annua luncheon to be held May 20 may do so by calling Mrs. D W. Montgomery, Hi 5-1992 Sophia Molina doing her deed for Ihe day Mrs Betty Klllebrew not claiming to be such an "old cowhand" bu enjoying Ihe outing anyway H. G. Pant discussing the haz- ards of a lawn that features very tall grass the Bun-el; S. Jones just finishing a decor ating project Mrs. Ben T Jordan reminding Inter estec persons of the exhibit of painl ings by Buck Schiwetz to be on display again this morning be- tween 10 and 12 noon, at the McNamara-O'Connor Fine Arl. Liberty, as well as the Civi War Centennial Exhibit ar ranged by Mrs. Clltmm LI. Coi. and Mrs. George rillcv in San Antonio for the funeral of Maj. Gen. Allen Drfs- coll Hooke. 18 Cents UNLUCKY FNISH After Moulton Drilling Co. finished drilling at 1820 feet on the David E. Musselman No. 1 for Tex-Star Oil and Gas Corp. of Corpus Christi Sunday afternoon there was a sudden blowout, which appeared to be bridging over Tues- day evening. The rig crumbled Tues- day morning before this picture was taken of its truck sinking in the slush. The well is about 20 miles from Vic- toria on the Halletlsville Highway. At its peak, the blowout was gush- ing debri several hundred feet in the air. (Advocate Pholo) 16 Perish Changes Minor In Viet Nam T T7 Plane CrashIn TAN HIEP, South Viet Nam death toll in the fiery Yarborough, who won in the crash of a big U. S. Army Cari- Dcmocralic Saturday called the statements "on in- famous lie" and said ho hac asked the FBI to investigate the charges. Last Friday, the Justice De partment in Washington an- nounced that Keeton had admit ted to FBI agents that his sworn stalcment was unlrue. On Ihe same day, a frienc called Keeton's employer am: said that Keeton had gone to EL Paso and would not be able to report for work. Keeton's mother, who lives in Pecos, said again Tuesday thai she did not know her son's whereabouts. (0 day, 10 Americans and six Viet- namese military personnel. The plane crashed into a dry rice field here Tuesday on take- off, plunging all those aboard lo dealh in flames. An Army spokesman said res- cue squads working by arlificial light early Wednesday found Ihe charred remains of a loth A full-scale canvass of t h e vole in Saturday's primary election by Ihe Victoria County Democratic Executive Commit- tee Tuesday disclosed minor American wreckage Uie shredded the two-engine transport. Nino Americans orig- inally were known to have died in Ihc Unofficial sources also raised the possibility that the crash, at first blamed on an apparent mechanical failure, may have been caused by enemy ground fire. It was the syorst American military air disaster in Viet Nam. All the victims were bound for Saigon, 25 miles northeast of Tan Hiep. The loll of the American dead since the United Stales began backing South Viet Nam's war against Communist guerrillas on a large scale in December 1962 now was at least 228. Of these, 131 are classed as combat (See CRASH, Page 8) GOP Studies Runoff Plan Victoria County Republicans found the unofficial tabulations already reported lo be sub- stantially correct after an offi- cial canvass of the voles Tues- day night. But Dean Truman, chair- man of the Victoria County GOP Executive Commitlce, said no arrangements have yet been made on how lo handle the June 6 runoff between Jack Cox and Gcorgo Bush in the Senate race. "We hope we can consolidate as many of the boxes as pos- Truman said, "but we are awailing word from the stale headquarters in Auslin before we decide." Committees were also named for Saturday's county conven- tion. Chairmen for the commit- tees are M. L, Gaunlt, creden- tials; Kimball Godfrey, nomin- ating; Mrs. Jack Boire, rules; and Dr. James Bauer, resolu- tions. discrepancies with some of the unofficial totals bill changed no results as previously reported, A run-off election will be con lucled on June 6 in all 31 vot ing precincts because of the slate-wide contest lo be deeldet Between Joe Pool of Dallas, the ncumbenl, and former State 5en. Bob Baker of Houston for ;he post of congressman al large. Only one office in Victoria bounty will be up (or a vole in Ihe run-off, and thai is Ihe un paid posl of constable in Pre TEAR'S DELAY Nuclear Merchant Ship Starts 'Showcase' Tour HOUSTON, Tox. (AP) The ship, the steamship line and the labor-troubled nuclear ship Sa- vannah, decked out in colorful bunting and loaded with 120 happy guests, started its inter- nalional tour Tuesday by sailing info Houston. The world's firsl nuclear-pow- ered merchant ship led its Gal- veston dock, where it had been tied (or more than a year be- cause of an engineer walkout, at a.m. and docked at p.m. Guests had a gay time on the sleek Savannah. Some played shuffleboard while others lounged in deck chairs and still others drank champagne. The Houston visit was one year lale. The walkout by Ihe engineers over a wage dispule occurred just one day before the ship was lo have visited Hous- ton, May 7, 1963. After reaching an impasse wilh the union, the United Stales canceled the contract with States Marine Lines and gave a Museum, corner of Power and contract lo American Ex- port and Isbrandtsen. A new union, Ihe Brotherhood of Marine Officers, represented the crew and (here has been Iranqullity ever since. In fact, the union issued a statement Tuesday wishing the United States good luck. E. J. Farr, executive vice president of the union, said there was no dissension aboard (he ship and all of the union members were satisfied. One of Ihe condilions de- manded by Ihe government of each crew member was a no- strike pledge- before they signed aboard. The fcslive air aboard Ihe ship was aided by fresh while and green painl and the flags that flew from her bow to slern. Creeling her at the Houston ship channel mouth was a por- tion of the Texas navy, small boats and yachts. As the Savan- nah steamed slowly up the wfnd- ing 48-mile channel, along the way _. their whistles in welcome. Spectators lined the banks of Ihe channel and a large crowd of dignitaries waited at the ship's berth lor a dedication ceremony for a new section ol Houston docks. The new maritime administra- tor, Nicholas Johnson, was a.m. Thursday, aboard with his wife and month- old son, Gregory, who was called the youngesl passenger to sail on Ihe ship. Government and ship officials (See SHIP, Page 8) cinct where J. B. Ham CofC Eyes Enticement Of Industry Water Also Given Study By HENRY WOLKF JR. Advocate Staff Writer Directors of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce d i s- cusscd two major fessional rcdislricling and new nduslry their egular monthly meeting Tues- ay afternoon with walcr doui- nating the conversation. The board was lold that the 'hambcr now has a team of lo- al experts functioning as R now ndustry panel to present pros- iccts with an accurate picture jf the area's possibilities, in- cluding (ho availability of wa er resources. Director C. A. Dickerson, who leads the chamber's committee section devoted to industrial de- velopment, said the panel will unction on a permanent basis. AH Experts "When a prospective industry :cnds a team in here to look us over, these men, all experts n their respective fields, will :e available to answer their the director said. 'Many industries are looking or a new area, and we want t to be ours." As yet unnamed, the panel Is of lion Brown and Jim McCord, real estate; P.K Slubbleficld and Jack Wood lank representatives; City Man- ager John Lee; Jack Morrison and R. L. Keller, accountants; Jill Tschirhart, railroad; Bcrl Kiescl, [rucking; Frank Gull :ard and State Rep. Dick Cory aw; Phi Gilbert, electric utili lies; John Osborno and Tom my Tighe gas company; Louis Gasche and John Swoboda, man utacturers; Bob Schnelle, labo data; M, L. Wright, water; Bil Klolz and IJank DcFord, navig atlon district engineering am County Judge Wayne llarlman and Com. Pal Moore, county. Raimo Jones is chairman o Ihe chamber's "annual" new industry committee, which wil work along with this new group as will other committees of th industrial development section Strong Points Dickerson said Victoria ha; some "awfully good points wo have not capitalizes on" In attempts to lure mor industry to the area. The committee will add a slron arm in the chamber's cfforls I sell induslry leaders Ihe poss bilities of Victorin as a site fo beginning or expanding thei operations. "The idea is to gel people whc can give intelligent answer Wallace Makes Strong Showing In Indiana Vote mack, with votes, fell other than those that cnn b short of a clear majority over Victor Alkek, with and A. J. Weaver, with Ham- mack and Alkek will be voted on In the run-off. There were slight changes in the vote totals in two other con- tcsed races in the county, hut no change in the results. Dist. Ally. Wiley Chcalham :ial received an official total of votes against for his opponent, Dave Whitlow, and Sheriff M. W. Marshall wound up with againsl for his challenger, former Chief Deputy Doran Cornelius. A lie vote in a contesl for the third place on the three-man commission in Drainage D i s- Iricl No. 2 became official, wilh L. J. Hondlik, an incumbent, and J. H, Mitchell each receiv- ing 23 voles. Otto Hascfike and Charles Schooner Jr., the other incumbents, were returned lo office. County Democratic Chair- man Weldon B. Malletle will seek a legal decision on what to do about the tie for the third place. Unofficial results in tho other two drainage districts were con- firmed by the official canvass. This was also the case in the five-man race for county com- missioner of Precinct 3, where Ihe veteran W. S. Caraway was returned lo office wilhoul {See CANVASS, Page 8) THE WEATHER Mostly cloudy ar.d warm, wilh eW widely scattered light showers Wednesday and Thurs- day. Gusty winds south to south easterly at 15 to 25 m.p.h. Ex- peeled Wednesday tempera- tures: Low 75, high 85. South Central Texas: Cloudy and warm Wednesday through ships Thursday wilh widely scallered High Wednesday 77- 85. Temperatures Tuesday: Low 75, high 85. Precipitation Tuesday: Trace. Tides {Port Lavaca-Port O'- Connor Highs at p.m. and p.m. Low; at p.m.. Wednesday and Barometric pressure at s e a level: 23.86. Sunset Wednesday: Sun- rise Thursday: This informatjon baied on data Iron U.S. Wcatlur BUKIU Victoria OUiet. secured readily out of a President Robert R. Marli commented. Several of the directors com menled thai this was a big in tho righl direction. Main Consideration During a report on congres skmal redislricting by Pet Buehler, chairman of the stal and nallonal affairs coinmlllce table lalk also turned lo water Commenting on what woul (Sec C of C, Page S) Torluy's Chuckle A vacation Is a period when you exchange gwid dol- lars for quarters. ON GOLF COURSE Mower Driver Severely Hurt Maximo (Mike) Ochoa, 55- 'enr-old greenskccper at Vic- oria Country Club, wns report- ed in good condition al Do Tar fospital Tuesday night with jovcre Injuries sustained when :e was run over by Ihe wheel a tractor and n mowing machine. Ochoa suffered multiple pel- vic frncliires, Internal Injuries ind extensive facial cuts in he accident thai occurred at about 3 p.m. while he wns flowing on the golf course nl :hc country club. Jake Chirk, tho club pro, said Ochoa fell off Iho tractor as he reached down lo cut off the TOwcr takeoff Ihut operates the, live-tool wide whirlwind mow- ng blades, With the clutch on Ihe machine down, Ochoa's fool apparently slipped off of Ihe brake causing the tractor lo lunge forward throwing Ihc driver to the ground. Tho hiigo wheel rolled com- pletely over a majority ol Ochoii's body followed by Iho mowing machine which Ochon fortunately had cut off before he fell lo Iho ground. The trader wilh mowing machine still In tow conlinucd In motion for nboul 125 yards hcforo it was stopped by a group of hulsaclic trees, Clark said. The pro said Ochoa was found by a golfer who was (See DRIVER, Page St. Joseph Faces Loss of 200 Boys Total prc-rcglslrution figures at SI. Joseph indicate thnl Ihe school will lose aboul 45 per cent of its present enrollment when classes open next fall, Brother William Callahan, prin- cipal, said Tuesday. Final figures released at Iho Draft Call Dips Lower Twenly-year-old men will be scnl May 26 lo toko pro-induc- tion examinations, Louis R. Kol- le, chairman of Selective Serv- ice Board No. 125, said Tues- day. The occasion will mark Ihc firsl time that men tills young, excluding volunteers, hare been scnl, KoTlc said. Fifty-five men will make up the group to lake the prc-lnducllon physicals. Several men, all 21 except for Ihe volunteers, will be Inducted the same day at the Armed Forces Examination Main Sla- llon in San Antonio. They are James F. Ward of Port Lava- ca, Gilhcrl Sanchez of I30B S. Willow, Sam B. Slark of 302 Ave. nue D, Freddy E. Terrell, for- merly of 3408 Callls, but now ol Uis Angeles, Calif., and M. Valdcz, of Bloominglon. Volunteers who are includes in the group are Max W. Joines of Port Lavaca and Tony G Monlez, of 102 N. East St. end of the rcccnl rcglslratioi period show lhal the school wil lave only 235 students n o x September, compared lo t h a present -13-1. Brother Callahan said, how ever, that he expeclcd a sllgh increase over Ihe 233 who hav already registered. "It's pos slblc we could go as high as JOO by Iho lime school ho said. Tho sharp drop In cnrollmcn cnn be allribulcd mninly to Ihc rcccnl announcement that lu! tlon rales will he doubled nex year. The new rales will bt for grades five Ihro'ug! eight, for grades nine and ten, ond for grades eleven and twelve. At present, the C a t h o I i boys' school has 226 In higl school and 20H In the clcmcntarj grades. Brother Calliihan salt 132 boys have enrolled in III (our high school grades n o x year, and 104 in Uia four ele mcntary grades. Only boys in Uie fifth througl twelfth grades are taught at (In school. C 0. Chandler, supcrlntcn dent of the Victoria Publi School system, said that approx imatcly 200 additional student in the public schools next yea would strain already crowde< conditions, but that adcquat (Sec BOYS, Page Taft Easy Ohio GOP Winner Slasscii Culs Barry's Edge WASHINGTON (AP) Gov. corge C. Wallace o( Alabama ngnln showed strength In the North, Robert Taft Jr. won big n Ohio and John Glenn and farold E. Stasscn ouch pulled urprislng support. These were the highlights Tuesday night as returns came n from six slnle primaries, rom Ohio to New Mexico. Most of tile interest centered on the Indiana fight for votes al he Democratic National Con- I Ion. President Johnson's man, Gov. Matthew B. Welsh, umped In front (rom Ihc starl and won handily. Third of Vole But Wallace, Alabama's cocky states' rlghls champion, was jelling almost a third of Ihe voles. On Ihc Republican side, Sen. 3urry Goldwater of Arizona cap- urncd Ibe slalo's 32 convention voles, but that steady seeker of ;he presidency, Harold Slassen, :lrew unexpectedly well. By contrast, tho big Republi- can race In Ohio wcnl jusl as sveryono (bought H would, only more so'. Rep. Robert Taft Jr., whose father was such a sena- torial powerhouse he was known as "Mr. swamped Secretary of Stnla Ted Brown in the GOP senatorial primary. Glenn Strong Democratic Sen. Stephen Young, .In fighting, Irim al 75, won the firsl round of his bnllle lo keep his scnl. But astronaut John Glenn, who wns knocked oiil of Ihe race by a balhroom fall bul whose nnmo stayed on the bnllot, wns still getting nhoiil half as ninny votes as Young. Few olhcr primary results wore available, bul Uie early re- turns from Oklahoma also showed the advantage of having a well known name. Bud Wilkinson, longtime Okla- homa football coach, was far ahead In his attempt to win the Republican Senate nomfnalion. The man who has Ihe Job now, Democratic Sen. J. Howard Ed- mondson was running third, be- hind former Gov. Raymond Gary and Slate Sen, Fred Har- ris. Only about a tenth of the prcclncls had reporled. In many of Tuesday's prima- ries civil rights wns an issue. Certainly it was in Alabama, where Gov. Wallace's unpledged (See WALLACE, Pago OBSTACLES TO OVERCOME Dclbert Down- ing, noted humorist, author and philosopher, posed serious decisions that will have to he made by so- ciety amid tasteful tales and experiences at The Executive Dinner Club Tuesday at the Victoria Country Club. P. K. Stubblcfleld who In- troduced the speaker, discusses the topic "Men to Match the Mountains" with Downing preceding the dinner, (Advocate Photo) LECTURER SAYS Man Makes Problems, He Must Solve Them By MARILYN WAIDA Advocate Women's Edilor The responsible society of to lory sketches of the 23 grcal nations of the world beginning wilh Mesopotamia, which pro- day has many problems loKiuctd Iho first recorded his- solve problems lhal the wheel, the razor and been created by the man-made jungles In a modern age, Del- bcrl Downing of Midland, author, lecturer and philoso- pher, told 160 members and guests at the Executives' Din- ner Club Tuesday al Ihe Vic- toria Country Club. Downing, who was the Mid, land Chamber of Commerce manager for 15 years and who wrolc "On the Dark Side of Midnight" a book about his long lonely thoughtful travels home after speaking engage- ments, approached problems In an analysis of a decaying so- ciety. The problems, he said, would have lo be solved by the same "responsible that had created them. Downing took hfs subject (or the lecture from a line in a poem written by Sam Waller Foss "Give me men to match Ihe mountains" and showed bow the men had con- quered the mountains, and Uie plains and In Iheir progress, but Jungles had arisen. Today man faces certain decisions which will determine Ihe rise or fill of Ihe nation. lecturer reviewed In bit- Ihe 60-minule hour. He con- tinued thai the civilization failed and a stronger one. Egypt, rose up Ihen died oul and Ihc Greeks look their place, and offered us Ihc first sem- blance of Democracy, and sc on. Ife stressed (hat tfie "prob- lems today never happened be- fore and arc unique to us." These problems he presented (or thought provoking material lion explos- Included the populalio ion, automation, communica- tion? between nations for bet ler understanding, water pollu- tion, and possible saturation point of carbon monoxide in the atmosphere. Ife questioned Uie high birth rate of children to mothers al- ready on welfare payments. He questioned (he results ol automation with the prospects for the future and presented suggestions for possible solu- tions. "Free people are not without said tho humor- ist, and added responsibility has to be exercised to keep a SPKAKKK, S)   

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