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Advocate (Newspaper) - May 9, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 2 TELEPHONE HI VICTORIA, TEXAS, SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1964 Established ItM 12 Cents Ralph Denies Bid For Party Reins Delegate Plea Made By Connally Convention Row Looms AUSTIN II. S. Sen. Ralph Yarborough, in another statement on Saliirday's party county conventions, denied Fri- day he is fighting for Ihe leader- ship of Ihe Texas delegation lo Ihe National Democratic Con- vention. Yarborough's statement, ex- pressing hope Texas democrats won't "embarass and cripple" president Johnson's campaign, was the second in an apparent exchange of news statements between Yarborough and Gov. John Connally. Connally issued a slatemcni Friday, in response lo Yarbor- ough's first slalcmenl Thurs- day, calling for delegales lo Saturday's conventions lo elect slate convention delegates friendly to him as well as John- son. Fight Expected Observers have speculated a liberal conservative conven- lion fight among Democrats will begin al Saturday's con- ventions and conlinue al Ihe June 16 and Sept. 15 stale con- ventions, wilh Yarborough'f forces leading liberals and Con nally's backers leading conser valives. Connally lias declined suppor of some adminislralion pro grams. "Some people arc claiming thai I am fighting lo be chair man of Ihe Texas delegation tc Ihc National Democratic Con venlion in Atlantic City. I have never taken such a position; disclaim it now. I am not work ing for personal aggrandize ment, but for Party Yarborough said. He did no say who the people were. No Embarassnicul "I believe thai we will nom nale and elect our fellow Tex an, Lyndon B. Johnson, prcs denl for a full Yarbor oug said, "And I don't want hi national campaign lo be embai passed and crippled by a Slal Democratic Convention in Tex as that repudiates Presiden Johnson's program and Ihe na lional Democratic party whic he leads." The Texas delegation to na lional Democratic convenlion usually is led by the governor Connolly Confident Connally said in a statemcn Friday morning ho has "ever confidence thai Ihe democrats of this stale have the intell gcnce, inlegrity and dedicalio to conduct themselves and Ihei affairs in the besl interests o Texas." The statement was Connally1 official comment, as litula head of Ihe slate Democrat.! party, lo Yarborough's origina slalemcnl Thursday. "I issue a call for Democra lo have an open, honesl and fa (See RALPH Page 12) m uba Raids Seem To Be Imminent WASHINGTON (AP) Increasing signs appeared riday that anfi-Coinmunist Cubans plan commando- ype raids and olher altacks on Castro Cuba at any me within the next 12 days. Exile groups here and in Florida buzzed with ex- ilement. There was lalk thai something could hap- Milton Rippamonlr startlin customers wilh his new a n unirjiic cup and saucer trick friends pointing out lhal San Johnson, son of Mr. and M r Lawrence Johnson of Viclori was actually Vicloria's firs Fulbrighl Scholarship w i n ni back in 1961 Victor U'ebi Jr. due in from Viel Nam th weekend Kenneth Risl looking for a dewberry jell recipe David Brown Placedo getting plans togethi for Ihe Queen's Conlesl f Farm Bureau on June 25 an ready for the conteslanfs Leila Mltry of Ihe opinion Ui there's no harm in admitting person's age Al Wortha laking on a new "look" Mrs. W. D. O'Ncil admitlin that Ihere are limes when nice lo have some, help Tim Bundlck and Byron Buckc gelling ready for the hoi sum mer days Yolanda Delgada; Ihc Knights of Columbus iward, given lo Glenda W i 1- lams; (he Louise Broussard Icmorial Scholarship lo Incar- ale Word College, awarded lo )ianne Hoherls; the Nancy Taylor Secretarial Scholarship o Durham's Businsss College, ;ivcn lo Elenora Ilossl; nnd Ihe Jalholic Daughters' Nursing Scholarship to Spohn Hospital, ;ivcn lo Gale Fossnll. American Legion medals, (or nilstanding courage, leadership, haractor, service and scholar- ship, were given lo Diannc Rob- iris and Margarel Yeary. Olher Legion awards included certificates to Cnndaco Pierce and Glenda Williams, and the of Democracy Award lo Mary Tercse Holm. Stephanie Harkor and Char- olle Brown received Ihe award 'ur t h e Citizenship Seminar sponsored by Ihe Texas Farm Bureau, and Gail Ford was pre- sented the Bluebonnct Girls Stale Award. Academic Prizes Academic awards were prc- senlcd in religion, science, liomc economics, choral and hislory. Here are Ihe winners: Religion Shirley Kruppa, (Sec STUDI5NTS, Page 12) Baccalaureate Services Set Joint baccalaureate services for graduates of SI. Joseph and Academy will be held Sunday at Ihe a.m. Mass al SI. Mary's Calholic Church. The Rl. Rev. Msgr. F. 0. Beck, pastor of the church, will conduct the services. St. Joseph has a graduating class of 50 this year. There are 35 in Ihc senior class al Naza relh Academy. cartridges which recently hod been tired. The sources also confirmed earlier reports lliat a lapo re- cording carried Ibe pilot's voice, crying, "My God, I've been shot! I've been shotl" A scream followed the words. FBI Keeps Mum The FBI In San Francisco had no comment on the ease. A myslcry sllll unsolved was whether Ihc gunman passenger shol only the pllol, or (he co pilot and possibly others nboim the. ill-ialed F2V Fnirchild Iwin engine plnne. All aboard were lorn lo hlli >y the force of (he diving eras n Ihc rolling hills southeast o Concord. "There's really nothing led I snid L. H. Fraser, Coi Ira Cosla Counly coroner. Deputy Coroner Mai Whnll said a human bone found al II: scene contained a hole whic could, have been caused by bullcl. The officer said Ihe bon was nol a skull fragment. Voice of Pllol The voice on the (ape record ng apparently was lhal of pile Ernesl A. Clark. The Washinglon sources sal thai copilot Raymond E. Am rcss also may have been shol. The airliner wcnl down shorl y before 7 a.m. Thursday cai rying to death persons wll widely divergent gamblers, a family en route I reunion with relatives, an c derly minister on'his wny to college class reunion, a Gospi The Fairchlld turboprop plan was en r'oulo from lieno, Nc1 to San Francisco, The nlrlin and Ihis type of plane both ha remarkable safely records. Scour Field Before Iho dcpuly coroner disclosure and Ihe NBC rcpor FBI agents and deputies w! nand magnets scoured the fie where Ihc crash took place, c pccially In the area where In pistol was found. It was reported thai part the hammer of the Smith Wesson revolver was missin There was speculation thai lln were seeking this missing plec (Sec PILOT, Page 12) Half Million heer LBJ 11 Georgia ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) Half million Georgians poured inlo e slrcels Friday lo cheer Pres- onl Johnson before he wound i a politically profitable trip trough poverly-strlckcn Ap- alachian areas, Johnson strongly appealed for icial justice and rejection of xlremlsm and "the tattered and 'scrediled banners of Ihe pasl." The massive reception in eorgia's capital for Ihe Presi- cnl climaxed a whirlwind, chlnd schedule, handshaking of six stales in Hie Johnson 'ar on poverty. Dliln'l I'nll liars Me spoke to hundreds of nil- ilrors, collected two Bengal gcr cubs, picked up a bonglc ound hul not by Ihe nd shook countless hands In Ulanla. Crowds lining the R-mile notorcade route from a down- own hotel lo the airporl were estimated al by Police Chief herbert Jcnkincs. From Atlanla, Johnson Irnvcl- id by helicopter to Gainesville n northeast Georgia for (he innl phase of his trip, He gol rousing welcome on a small- scale (here. Hero Welcomes A 12-year-old hero, Charles Overhy, welcomed the President o Gainesville. Overby won Ihe Carnegie Medal for heroism (or avlng another youngster from leing struck by a train. "Mr. President, I wnnl lo wel- come you on behalf of Hall 'oimty and norlheast the hoy said. The President replied: "I've never been welcomed heller." Then Johnson visilcd wilh icvcral elderly white women on ho porch of Iheir home and a 'Icgro couple at (heir store he- ore again urging racial equal- ly In a speech at Roosevelt iquarc. KaL-inl Equality "Full participation in our society can no longer be denied o men because of Ihcir race, religion or he said. Recalling a visit of President Franklin D. Rooscvcll lo the cily in 1938, Johnson said: "If Franklin Rooscvell were stand- ing on this square loday, he would say thai America must go forward wilh compassion and justice for It cannol go forward at all." FLEW 28 FEET OUTSTANDING Douglas E. Winters Jr., center, receives plaque from President Robert Laney dc- noling lhal he is Ihe Boy of Ihe Year of Victoria Exchange Club. Al right is Charles Stevenson, Ihe runner-up. Winters' records will bo submitted for consideration in Iht stale competition early in June. (Advoeale Photo) John Martinez Jr., 7-year-old 'irsl grade student al Juan Linn Rlcmcnlary School, escaped serious Injury Friday aflcrnoon despite being knocked 23 feet on being slruck by a cur at Iho Navarro-Cotorado intersection. The- youth suffered a puncture wound on the lefl side of his face, a swollen Icfl eye and multiple bruises and was listed in good condition at De Tar Hos- Ihrough Sunday. Southeasterly pilal where ho was admilted for THE WEATHER Cloudy lo partly cloudy and continued warm Saturday winds, 15 to 25 m.p.h. Expecled Saturday temperatures: 75, high 00. S- Low, ioulh Central Texas: Cloudy to partly cloudy and warm Sal- Sunday. High urday "through Saturday 88-93. Tempera lures Friday: High 90, low, 77. Tides (Port Lavaca Port O'Connor Lows at a.m. and p.m, and highs al p.m. and again al a.m. Sunday. Baromelrfc pressure at sea level: Sunsel Saturday, Sun rise Sunday, This Information baled on data from Ihc U.S. Victoria Office. Ion ban Went First Grader Injured When Struck by Auto other car had apparently ;lopped on seeing Ihc hoy and :he unidentified girl cross the slrcel. The officers were told that Ihc 3irl dashed back lo safely on seeing (he stationwagon coming. Zcplln, who was headed north on Navarro, told the Investiga- tors that he veered the vehicle observation. The punclure wound was In- flicted wilh a sharp ornament on the vehicle. Police said young Martinez had Just departed from classes at Ihc nearby school and was crossing Navarro in a wcslward direction when ho struck the right front fender of a station wagon being driven by Gary Zeplln. 19, of Rt. -I. Zeplln told Police Lt. Tom Kennedy and Sgt. Richard In- men that he was driving on a green light when Ihc youth sud- denly darted oul In his trallic lane from In front of another car thai had stopped in tho out- side line. The officers said the in a futile attempt collision. lo the left lo avoid a Police said Ihcir investigation of the accident would not be complete unlil Monday, bill said lhat al Ihc presenl phase of the probe it appeared thai Ihc ac- :irtcnt was unavoidable on Zep- lin's part. A McCabc-Carrulh ambulance look Ihe youlh lo Ihe nearby hospital after the accident oc- curcd al about p.m. Martinez' parents are Mr. and Mrs, John Martinez Sr. of 1908 N. Wheeler. _________ Today's Chuckle Things so complicated. Narrow-minded people are Ihlck-hoded. ;