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   Advocate (Newspaper) - May 10, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                LONG-RANGE OUTLOOK ENCOURAGING By PAT WITTE Advocate Staff Writer The same problems in Cath- olic education thai have.been erupting all over the nation have come to a head in Victoria. But although the problems might become worse before they get better, some things are being done about it, and the long- range outlook is encouraging. Basically, the problem is one of finances. Catholic schools, faced with steadily-rising enroll- ment figures, find their operat- ing costs climbing every year. At (he same time, a critical lack of applicants in the religious orders makes it necessary to hire more and more lay person-' Local Catholics Mobilize to Solve School Financing Problems nel to fill the teaching posls, pushing the already strained for school budgets even higher. This, briefly, was the problem Lady lave at St. Joseph when the school per -----But board arrived at the reluctant r._ might decision to double the tuition students rates next year. The following week, when prc-rcgislralion _ ures were compiled, it was dis- or mote closed that the school would lose Is facet: 45 per cent of its enrollment problems, when classes open next Septem- TT her, a decline, of almost 200 has This compares to a monlh .or kindergarten and the first through eighth grades at Our Lady of Victory School, and per month for elementary and per month for high school -Jenls at Nazareth Academy. Needless to say, a Catholic family sending three, four, five mote children through school faced with major financial operat- students. The new tuition rates will per month for grades through eight, for gr___ nine and ten, and 524 per month for grades eleven and twelve. be The high price of education as long been a bitter pill for Catholics. In addition to the be tuition they pay for sending their ive sons and daughters to Catholic schools, they also get no benefit to the local public school system. Perhaps their strongest argu- ment Is when they point to the load the public schools would be forced to' carry If there were no Catholic schools. In Vicloria, for example, Ihe p r e s e n I enrollmenl of St. Joseph is 434. Victory has 587, and Nazareth Academy has about 857. If the total students were added .to the burden al- ready shouldered by the Vic- loria Independent School Dis- trict, It would cost the tax- payers a minimum of three new dm schools, and salaries for about 60 additional teachers every year. Public school educators and administralors are also keenly aware of the problem, and are anxious to help Catholics re- solve it. In a few scattered communities across the na- tion, tentative, e x p e r imenlal programs arc being put into effect, with varying degrees of success. One of the more widely used plans consists of sending Cath- olic children to public schools, where they lake the regular academic schedule. But some- time during Ihe day, the Catho- lic students are given "release lime" from the public school, and are transported to a near- by Catholic school where they receive their religious instruc (ion. Apparently, nothing of that nature is in store for Victoria anytime in [he near fulure. School Supt. C. 0. Chandler says (herb is "a wonderful spirit of cooperation between the Calholin and public schools, with a good avenue of communi- but adds has been no request for an inter-relaled program." Catholics themselves probably would prefer to work out their own problems. When the St, Joseph Schoo Board announced its decision lo double the school's tuition rates the Rl. Rev. Msgr. F. 0. Beck chairman of the board and pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church, simultaneously an- nounced a plan to help mem- bers of his parish with the in- creased rales. "This is not he said. "Many families can afford to pay the new rates, and every family must do the best it can, But we dqn't want to deprive any Catholic child of a Catholic education, and in llioso cases earn where the added rale is loo high, we at St. Mary's are go- ing lo help assume part of lhat burden." St. Mary's has earmarked 000 a year from its general fund lo help parents meet Ihe new rates, and Monsignor Beck in- tends to see lhat it is put to good use. "If a high school boy comes to me and asks for he says, "and tells me his par- onls can pay nothing toward his tuition, I'll tell him this: 'All right, Us a junior or sen- ior) your total tuition will be 5216 for the nine months. If you find a summer job, and earn half lhat much, I'll malch it.' And If the boy wants to go to school bad enough, there won't be any problem." Monsignor Beck has other plans for oilier cases, but em- phasizes that no family should (Sec CATHOLICS, Page 8A) THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 15' 119th 3 TELEPHONE HI 5-U51 VICTORIA, TEXAS, SUNDAY, MAY 10, 1064 Established IBIS Minor Rifts Mar County Conventions Parley Delays Austin Session By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Conservatives boiled Iho Har- ris Counly convention and Dal- las County liberals held a rump session but across most of Tex- as Democrats mot Saturday in strained for their county conventions. Governor John Connally, whose conservative supporters do not to he commitlcd to supporl the national platform, expressed "delight" with early and incomplete reports which he said indicated he would have control of the June 16 state con- vention in Houston. The tense and strained parly unity lhal prevailed at a num- ber of the counly eonvenlions was reflected at Austin where Connally sat on one side of the city coliseum and Sen. Ralph Yarborough, leader of the lib- eral forces, sat on the other side. Session Delayed The Travis County convention was delayed for more Uian an hour and a while spokes- men shuttled back and forth be- tween the two leaders. Connally forces controlled the convention with the only vocal dissent com- ing on passage of conservalive- backed resolutions to support a national platform that would be "for the best interest of Texas." Al many of the conventions, the moderate-loyalist factions pre- vailed to secure almost unani- mous approval of resolutions endorsing President Johnson, Connally, Yarborough, support- ing Connally as the head of the Texas delegation to the nalional convention, and eulogizing the lale President Kennedy. Not Major Issue Although sonic liberal factions offered resolutions urging that Yarborough be named with Con- nally as head of the delegation to Ihc nalional convention, thai issue did not appear la be a ma- jor one, even the rump liberal group in Dallas Counly passed a resolution endorsing Connally for the job. Texas Republicans also held Iheir county conventions bill on Ihc whole Ihey were harmonious wilh scleclion of delegates to the state convention and resolutions endorsing Sen. Barry Goldwatci of Arizona for the presidenlia nomination the only order ol business. The Democratic conventions by comparison, were far more complex and even where no outbursts occurred on the con (Sec RIFFS, Page 8A> Imports, Red Bloc Trade Tangle GOP Convention Over 100 noisy, merry Vic- oria County Republicans ex- ilbitcd a casual attitude to- vard parliamentary procedure ml a solid front on GOP prin- ciples at Ihclr annual counly convenlion Salurday night. They adopted 18 lengthy in their lwo-and-a- ialf hour mceling, but not vilhout some vigorous discus- lion of Ihe fine points. The resolutions called for a BACK CONNALLY By ROY GRIMES Advocate Staff Wrifcr A Victoria Counly Demo- cratic convention so harmon- ous that it seemed hardly Democratic selected a delega- ion Salurday to go to Ihe slatcl convenlion al Houston June 16 'n solid support of Gov. John Mrs. L. K. Dickrrson, Mrs Grady Lee, and Airs. Ra; Macaluso still talking about In Sew and Sew Club members trip lo Lake Ma this Mrs Frank Barnett reminding inter terestcd members of a card parly and luncheon sponsored by Ihe Telferner and Inez H. D Clubs at 10 a.m. til 3 p.m. Tues day at the Hospitality House and that Mrs. Aron Kollc is als y a narrow margin on a voice )tc. It was thought that part of :he opposition to the resolution based on the wording slating lhal Ihe Texas delcga- ion lo the national convenlion lo joldwaler "unlil personally re- i the resolutions unanimously and vifhoul discussion. Several others needed a show of hands clarify situations. But the biggest tangle came on the second rcsolulion, which >roduced all kinds of problems. Originally, the resolution read: "Whereas it is recognized hal Ihe economy of many of is dependent upon of cerlata natural esources and that the wealth slates is directly re- aled to the judicious devclop- t of such resources, with regard for ad equalely needs as well Dinh Diem Brother Executed U.S. Clemency Appeal Ignored SAIGON, South Viet Nam The Viclnamcsc blind- oldeci Ngo Dinli Can with a Jliick silk scarf Salurday, strapped him lo a post in-a pris- "Whereas Ihe u n r e sir idee imporl of such products from foreign shores creates an over- supply of often Inferior goods and results in increased unem loymenl, now therefore "Be it resolved lhal this con- (See GOP, Page 8A) Firemen Off, Union Says Southern Pacific Rail- road trains reportedly led Vic- loria without firemen Saturday and the chairman of the local grievance committee for Local 662, Brotherhood of Loco- men and Engine iged the railroad's 3 them out. SP official could be reached immediately for com W. Obsta of the grievance committee said tha run lo Porl Lavaca .56 Pages Johnson Lashes ;Hate' as Cause Of JFK's Death on soccer field and executed volloy from a 10- him widi a man firing squad. The squad ised U.S.-made M12 carbines. American appeals (or clemen- cy failed to save the diabetic, 53-year-old younger brother of Jie late President Ngo Dinh 3iem. Can was the last impor- ant member of thai Mandarin family in Viet Nam. U.S. Ambassador Henry Cab- ot Lodge declined comment on the execution. 200 Witness Two hundred persons ofli- :ials and the carrying oul of Ihe death sentence imposed on Can April as those of the national market 22 by a nlne-man revolutionarj court that convicted him on charges of murder, exlorlion and misuse of power as a form er overlord of Central Vic Nam. Can's body crumpled anc hung limply at the impact of the bullets. Blood spilled across his black coal and white silk pantaloons before the coup de final shot in the Itcac, carried oul by an officer The time was p.m., an hour and 22 minutes behind the schedule set by Premier Gen Nguyen Khanh's government. Police Chief Shul Aboul five hours earlier the chief of Can's secret police, Phan Quang Dong, was execut ed by a firing squad in a stadl urn al Hue, Can's old strong' hold 400 miles north of Saigon (See DIEM, Page 8A> Dedicates Center on Long Island Plugs Rights, And Medicare NEW YORK Johnson wound up a whirlwind tour of Ihc New York area Sat- urday wilh a scorching blast at "bigotry and hale." Johnson said President John F. Kennedy, assassinated lasl November, was "a victim oi hale lhal was part of our coun- Iry." The President said he would like every American to ask him- self on going to bed at nlghl: "What have I done to banish fear and halo from myself to- Johnson delivered his attack on hale in dedicating a Kennedy Cultural, Civil and Educational Center that will be built by nearby Nassau County on the site of the old Mltchel Air Force Base. The President earlier (See LBJ, 8A) had Mother's Day Program Slated by Local Bands Closing out an active program hed lo Corpus Christ! a fireman in violation law. Texas has a "full law, Obsla said, adding national agreement jBands will present their annual Mother's Day concert Sunday at p.m. al the high school gymnasium. There will be no admission charge. exempted states having such a law from its ruling on Ihe dis- of firemen He said SP does not law A short insinuation service for March by Davies. Ihe new officers of Ihc Band Sponsors Club will also be held. Victoria on New officers arc Edwin Shepard, Ml's- Kenneth Rain- vice-president; Mrs. R. Inrcc and this point secretary; and Mr. is .itlll being ncgollated by the' nioi; snd the railroad. I "I wisii you'd warn Ihe people >n the !nokoul for these withoul firemen, be- cause Ihey're sure blind on one Obsla said. Today's Chuckle The guy who figured oul Ihe SfiM Income tax cxemp- llon for n wife must have licrri single. SHARON RAINES Valedictorian High Ranking Students Of Bloomington Named Sharon Raines has been named valedictorian of the Bloomington High School grad- uating class with a 94.47 aver- age. Salutatoriuan is Ann Gorham who posted a 04.35 average. Highest ranking boy is Isreal Salinas with a 92 average. Miss Raines, whose parents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Raines of Rt. 2, Victoria, is a three-year member of the Na-_______ _____ tional Honor Society and also of America, Green of Fulure Homemakers of old daughter of Mr. and Mrs C. H. Gorham of Bloomlnglon She attended elementary school In Karnes Cily before moving to Bloominglon in 1956. Voted as (he most popular and mosl rcpresenlalive girl of Ihe high school, she Is head cheerlead- er, FFA Sweetheart and Stu- dent Council president and is a member of National Honor So clely, Future Teachers of America, Future HomemaXers Dragons also re- America. She is a member of ceived the D.A.R. award. the English Lutheran Church and attended elemenlary school In DaCosla. MUs Gorbua U the 17-year and Ihe band. She Salinas is Ihc son of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Salinas of Bloom- inglon and is a member of the National Honor Society. ANN GORHAM Salutulorian Clean-Up Week Here It Is clean up, fix-up lime. A special week, beginning Sunday, lius hocn si'L aside to promote the accomplish- ment of these tasks. Through tbo combined ef- forts of local oltlicns, the Vicloria HcnutEful Commit- tee of Uic Chamber of Com- merce mid the cnunlclpnliLy, the annual observance helps make the community B more ntlrncllvc ami hcnlthy ptncc to live In uitd visit. A speehl section in Ihls Issue of The Arfvncnlc calls attention to tlir. special wcek. Two State Titles Won By Tivoli Girl Kathy Benge, Auslwcll-Tivol student, won two state cham plonships in literary events for Class B schools at the 5llh an nual stale meet of the Texas Intcrscholasllc League Saturday in Austin. Miss Bcnge won medals for general Journalism and for editorial wriling. In number sense cumpc.tKisn, Larry Meyer of Schulcnnurg won a Class A championship. Schulcnburg also captured a for one-act plays, md Leonard Schulzc of Scnulcn- and Mrs. Edgar Helm, co Numbers lo be played by the uclor and Jrmn band include "Brighlon most outstandinE by Lathm, "Jedcrmnnn by Whear, ani 'Holiday in by Piato. The Palll Welder hand wiL jerform "La by Wallers, "French by Osser, and "Royal Air Force John Williford of fih'nor won i Class A championship in extemporaneous speaking. Air Crash Probed by CAB, FBI Gu 11 Owner Is Identified SAN FRANCISCO Re- liable sources said Saturday thai Frank Gonzalez, 27, Olym- pic yachtsman competitor for Uio Philippines in (he I960 Olympics, owned the gun which trlg'gurcd the Pacific Airlines crash Thursday. He wns among the 44 persons killed. The Civil Aeronautics Board made public Salurday Ihe tape recording of the lost message radioed from Iho plane in which a voice, presumably lhat of Ifie pilot, said: "I've been shot! I've been shot! Oh, my God! Helpl" Gumhlcd and I.osl A reliable source (old The As- sociated Press in San Francisco Hint Gonzalez gambled and lost al Reno and carried around air Irip life Insuranca matlo out lo his wife of Iwo years. A brother, James, said Frank Gonzalez had become eslrangcd from his wife Iwo months ;igo. Thn New York Herald Tribune and the Angeles Times holh published reports thai Gonzalez had been identified as Uic own- er of Ihe .357 Smith Wesson magnum pistol found in the plane wreckage. All six car- tridges were spent, Indicating they had been fired recently. No FBI Report FBI national headquarters fe Washington firm nor would neilher con- Ihc report that (Sec IMIOBE, Page 8A) The Victoria High School Band ivill play "March by Alford, "Lawrence of by Jarre, and "Prelude and by Howard. The bands will also play three combined selections, "Night hy Thlelmann, "Tango for by Osser and "Thai Wonderful Mother of by Goodwin. The combined bands will num- ber some 210 students. Dlrcclors of the bands are Fred Junkin and Fred Fassino, Victoria High; Joe Wassel, Crain; and Floyd Nicholson, Patti Welder. Railroad Link Commcmora led PROMONTORY, Utah A golden spike was driven Sal- urday on a northern Utah hill- lop, marking the 95th anniver- sary of the linking of America's two coasts hy railroad. A crowd estimated at at- tended the ceremony at Promon- tory Point, where the Union Pa cific and Ccnlral Pacific rail- roads wore Joined in 1869 with the original golden spike driven by Leland Stanford, governor of California and president of (he Central Pacific. The son of Ihe telegrapher who flashed Ihe word "done" to President Ulysses S. Granl In 1869 repeated his falhcr's mes- sage Saturday. He Is Frank L. Davis, 86, of Tremonlon, Utah CHILDREN The five roles in "The Bigger and Better Babies o n e of the skits to he presented at the Mission Valley play night Thursday evening at the school, will be por- trayed by, left to right, girls, Mrs. Norman Wil- liams, Mrs. Milton Wingfield nnd Mrs. Francis Obsta, and boys, Troy Ruschhnupl and Richard Weber. The annual event is for the benefit of the school. (See story, Page 5A) (Advocate Photo) 'i i   

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