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Advocate (Newspaper) - May 17, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 10 TELEPHONE HI i-UJl VICTORIA, TEXAS, SUNDAY, MAY 17, 1964 Established 52 Pages Integration Completed At Texas Housing, Dining Bars Lowered AUSTIN (AP) University of Texas regenls completed Sat- troops, mar- shalls, violence or bloodshed' total integration of the state- supported school's vast system. Taking what they fermed the "final step under a policy of in- tegration with all deliberate the regenls voted 6-1 to open all housing and dining units to Negro students and faculty. Regent Walter Brenan of San Antonio voted against the pro- posal. Regents A. G. McNecsc Jr. of Houston and John Redditt of Lufkin were absent and did not vote. As usual, the regents met in a closed session. The regents "deliberate speed" policy was started in July, 1961, and has gradually re- moved all integration barriers in the university's roles. Housing and dining units were the last lo go. "Under our oalhs of office to uphold the Constitution of the United States, our only choice has been that ot liming the 'de- liberale said Regent Chairman W. W. Heath; "Some feel we have been too slow, others that we have been too fast. In this exercise of judg- ment we have concluded that the completion of integration should come at Ihe close of, rather than in Ihe early part, of a school year." Final exams end May 28, two days before President Johnson delivers the school's commence- ment address. Several student civil rights groups had planned to picket Johnson's visit to the university, asking complete in- tegration of all student facilities. Picket Dormitory Last December, singing pick els paraded with signs in front of the dormitory on the univer- sity campus where the Pres- ident's daughter, Lynda Bird, lived. Then, in February, the regents moved within one step of total campus racial integration by ap- proving bi-racial housing for proposed married students dor- mitories, but no integrated women's housing or campus eat- ing facilities. Heath said the regents "felt obliged to take this final step" following dismissal by three Ne- gro students of a suit they brought 2V4 years ago to force integration of dormitories, Eliminate Rules Technically, the regents elim- inated a section of their rules and added this section: "With respect lo the admis- sion and education of student with respect to tho employment and promotion of teaching and non-teaching personnel, with re- spect to student and faculty ac- tivities conducted on premises owned or occupied by Hie uni- versity, and with respect to stu- dent and faculty housing sit- uated on premises owned or oc- cupied by the university, neither the University of Texas nor any of its component institutions shall discriminate either in fa- vor of or against any person on accounl of his or her race, creed, or color." All Branches This applies to the central ad- ministration, the main univer- sity at Austin, the Medical (See TEXAS, Page 8A) Teachers In Utah Call Walk-Out School Fuucls Boost Sought SALT LAKE CITY, Ulah (AP) Utah's public school teachers were ordered Saturday to boycott their class- rooms for two days next week to dramatize their demand for more stale education funds. The resolution calling for the two-day "recess" Monday and [Tuesday was one of Ihree adopl- at a special session of the House ot Delegates of the Utah Reds in Full Assault, Laos Leader Charges President Confers on Viet Nam Davic Alkek reminding the public of the annual .chicken barbecue at Trinity Episcopal Parish Hall, 1501 N. Glass, to- day between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. sponsored by the Men's Club of the Church Sister Kalh lecn announcing the Tiny Tot Variety Show at 4 p.m. today at the Incarnate Word vent, 1101 N. E. Water, to be staged by the Incarnate Word Kindergarten Meivln Christian keeping up with his junior size customers Birthday greetings being tended to Mary Kay Biehunko who will have a birthday Mon- day Archdiocese Council of Catholic Nurses, District 2, due to meet Tuesday, p.m. at St. Joseph's in Yoakurn Jo Elaine Roell due to stay at Citizen's Memorial Hospital for six to eight weeks Bell Sperber, former Victorian, now of Bay City, a weekend visitor with Mrs. Elizabeth Baumann Mrs. Delia Lamb getting that weekly shopping done Mrs. Dan Latenbach er, Mrs. John Chlsrn and Miss Vada Baker due home from the Texas Louisiana Division, Na- tional Secretaries Assn. In Dal- las Larry WUUamc re- ceiving congratulations on his music scholarship to Texas Ail, and pointing out that it was for Instead of as previously reported, '-j y i i t- TOUR PREPARATIONS Left to right, Carol Hyatt, Mickey Regan and Frances Hargrove study a map in preparation [or the 15 day choir tour, including the World's Fair and Washington, D.C., which the Victoria College Singing Corraliers will begin Saturday. Fifteen students and three sponsors will make the trip. The Corraliers are a mixed vocal group of select voices, eight girls and seven men students, from the college's grand chorus. (Advocate Association. A statewide meeting of Utah tachers was called for Tues-y, the second day of the boy-tt, so they may "determine a body a further course of d lion." s Emergency Meeting Tlie emergency meeting re- s lied from a refusal by Utah 8 ov. George D. Clyde to call a I> pccial session of the legislature R appropriate million for the 96-1-65 school year. The special session had been commended by a school sludy v ommiltce appointed by the ovemor. Clyde issued a statement in hich he said: "The situation rinitl Request Seen WASHINGTON Presi-ent Johnson met with his top rategisls again Saturday In haping up an expanded pro-ram of U. S. aid In South Viet lam's tough war against Red uerrillas. At the same time, a high Stale )epartment official took issue rith New York Gov. Nelson A. lOckefeller.'s renewed charge lat the American people are ot being told Ihe full slory bout Viet Nam. The h Alwfei" GEORGK C HONOR AWARDS by the UEA action this c oming is not one which calls r r comment or action by me, ut is one lo be dealt with by ie various school boards and y Ihe Stale Board of Educa-on." Governor Mum i The governor declined lo clab- i rale. Another resolution adopted rged the National Education ssociation to impose sanctions gainst Utah. It asked the NEA to "inform s members of the Utah situa-on and urge them lo refrain rom seeking employment with Utah board of education until ie controversy over school fiance has been solved." A third resolution commended he work of Clyde's school sludy ommitlce. Will Make Up Time The walkout resolution said tie time lost would be made up ater, but didn't specify how. Clyde appointed the study :pmmittee as a compromise last year after teachers threatened not to sign 1963-64 con-racts. The earlier crisis, also over money, threatened lo keep Utah schools closed last fall. Five courses of action were proposed for the mass meeting of teachers on Tuesday: Reduced Term 1. A request to the Slate Joard of F-ducalion to reduce he 1964-65 school year from I8C o 170 days. This action was proposed in lieu of a spec! a iession of the Utah Legislature to provide more school funds. 2. A recommendation tha JEA members not sign teach ng contracts until more schoo funds arc approved or the school year is shortened to 17 days. 3. Curtailment or elimination of summer programs. 4. An Indefinite extension of the two-day "recess" from classrooms, 5. Consideration of any other courses of action that may be proposed at the convention Tuesday. The shorter school year anc the elimination of summer ses slons were proposed to "concentrate available finances towarc quality education during a lesser governor made the stale-nenl Friday after receiving a pecial administration briefinj or candidates for prcsidcntia lomlnalion. George W. Ball, undcrsccrc-ary of slate said "I think the public has been given very full picture of what's gong on" and "I frankly don't un-icrsland what Gov. Rockefeller Beans by Ihat slalemenl." Johnson conferred for about 30 minutes al the While House wit Secretary of State Deari Hus and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. The same o1 ieials were at a White House meeting Friday with congrcs-ionul leaders in which McNamara reported on his reccn Viet Nam visit and Johnson indicated he would seek increase! assistance. Presidential press secretary George Reedy made no announcement of the outcome o Saturday's meeting, but indlcal ed an administration request -ongress for further funds w je made shortly. After an earlier McNamara (rip to Viet Nam in March, administration sources indicatec jerhaps million would have !o be added lo the current ou lay of about million thi year for U. S. economic and m itary assistance, including the costs for some U. S. mi tary advisers Josey Rites Teen lava flows for years. By late Saturday the smoking 00-foot-wide stream of lava, 1 eet deep, had twisted an s-haped course almost six miles down from the crater. One sharp swerve in Ihe river of molten rock spared by ohl a few hundred yards one of the major volcanic observatories o he mountainside that had bee directly in the path of the flow Another curve of the stream jarely missed the upper termin (Sec ETNA, Page with J. D. Moore, president of Victoria College, delivering the mal naddress. Moore will be Introduced by the HI. Rev. Msgr. F. 0. Beck, pastor of SI, Mary's Catholic Church. Brother William Cal-lahan, principal at St. Joseph, will present the scholastic awards, and Thomas M. O'Connor will present the diplomas to the graduates. Stevenson will attend Notre Dome next fall, where he it'll Dies of Cras One of two victims of a spec-acular one-ear accident Thurs-lay night on Arcnosa Creek several miles cast ol nez died Saturday morning while the other victim remain cd in serious condition. Betty Koncaba, Hi, of Edna died al 4 a.m. Saturday in i Ganado hospital. She was a passenger in the ear driven by Adolph Kolacny, about 30, o Ganado, who was in serious condition Saturday night at De Tar Hospital with complications 'rom a compound fracture o his left leg and multiple facia cuts. Investigalors said Kolacnj was traveling west toward Vic loria when his car slammei icad-on against Ihe bridge Girl b Injuries ng and plummeted into the creek embankment. He was )inned inside the vehicle unt le could be freed by highway introlman using a rescue kl 'he accident occurred at abou p.m. Both victims were lakcn to he Ganado hospital but Ko-acny was later brought to DP Tar Hospital. The accident occurred on he Jackson County side of tlie bridge which is on the Victoria-Jackson County boundary lino. The death was the third from raffic mishaps for the year n Jackson County, Funeral services for Miss (oncaba will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the Chapel of Pscn-cik Funeral Home in Ganac with the Rev. Baclav Bily officiating. Burial will be in Ga-nado Catholic Cemetery. She was born Nov. 13, in Scolts Bluff, Neb. Surviving are her father, Charles Koncaba of Edna; her mother, Mrs. Clara Koncaba of Scotts Bluff; a sister, Mary Ann Koncaba of Ganado; ant six brothers, Ernest, Tony. am Michael Koncaba of Edna anc Charles, J. D. and Adolph Koncaba of Scotts Bluff. cloudy Sunday ant Monday, with little temper lure change. Daytime south southeasterly winds 10-20 mp Expected Sunday temper lures: High 90, low 65. South Central Texas: Part cloudy and warm Sunda through Monday. High Sunda 87-97. Saturday lemperatures: 88, low 64. Tides (Port Lavaca-Por O'Connor High at a.m., low at a.m. Monda Barometric pressure at se level: 30.11. Sunset Sunday: Sunrfs Monday: This Information based on da from the U.S. Weather Sure Victoria Ontcc. (See Weather Ehewhere. pare a public hearing on the pro posed assessments of property owners. Probable date of the public hearing is June 1, nex scheduled council Kills Housewife AUSTIN (AP) Mrs. Louise Tate died Saturday In a fire which heavily damaged her home in southeast Austin. Her husband, William, managed to crawl to the front ie following: 2'j Final reading of an ordinanc changes of this or any year wil Virginia Howard, n m y o p i e maiden trying to start a cor versation with total strange 1 Ed Keith, a budding diplomt 1 with knack for nipping conve e gallon In the bud. Henry DeFord capped off a r over-all good performance i I. (Sec REVIEW, Page 01 I Some j rd in On the ko on- By TOM E. KITE cil Advocate Slaff Writer 2, There is seldom time, un m. fortunately, between a final cur tain that may come as late a; at 11 p.m. and the deadline on s 'or morning newspaper to write al rs. that a reviewer, might like tc an, write if he had more time anc nd space, elh So, with Trail of Six Flag mb Theatre closing out its seasor ng Sunday with a matinee per di- formance of "Romanoff anc Iss it seems a fitting tim 650 Voices hi Festival Approximately 650 chil- dren from 12 schools will participate In the annual music festival sponsored by Victoria's elementary schools .Monday In Hie Vlclnriti High School Gymnasium. Theme of Ihls year's fes- tival Is "Music Througli The Week." There will he no admission charge, and (lie public Is Invited. Chairman of Ihe festival Is Mrs, Evelyn Rochclll music teacher at William Offer School. Members ol NIC program committee arc Mrs. Mildred Polk, O'Con nor School; Mrs. Mnry Helen Howard, S I n n I y School; and Miss Kalhy Voting, Hopkins School. Mrs. Howard nnrl her stu ilonls al Stanly arc In cltnrgc of the stHgc decora lions. Dec llarkcy, a stu dent, will be narrator. Viet Cong oins With 'athet Lao Six Neutralist Battalions Quit VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) cutrallst Premier Prince Sou-' nna Phoumn charged Salur- y the Communists have ened a general offensive with e help of North Vietnamese Idlers as the situation in Laos ok a sharp turn for the worse. Souvanno told a hastily sum- oned news conference that Red nlhel Lao and North Vietnam- o had launched a two-pronged against both the north arid 3Uth flanks of the neutralist rces in Ihe strategic north- ntral Plaino dcs Jarres re- on. The neutralists commanded by en. Kong Lo arc loyal to Sou- anna and aligned with tho right Ing. Capture The premier's announcement ame within 24 hours of a report tat tho Reds had captured tho iwn of Thalhom, perched on a Ital route leading to the right- 'big stronghold of Paksane, ut across tho Mekong River wrdcr with Tahiland. News ot the latest Communist Hacks capped a series of dc- least partly prc- Ipitated by tho April 19 right- wing military coup d'etat in Vi- cnllano which led a highly ilaced Western diplomatic source to concede, "I have never seen things look quite so bad." Counterdrlve Other developments Included: accounts ot a suc- cessful Communist countcrdrlvo the past three weeks against government unils which pene- trated deep into Red territory In the northwest near the North Viet Nam frontier, military sources said Gen. Kong has lost control of as many ns six bullnlions of tils troops, 110 miles northeast of Vientiane. Tho premier de- nied it. Refugees Arrive of refugco Meo tribesmen in. .Muong Cha with reports that possibly of their number had been slaugh- tered in a hitherto unreported Red campaign. This would ha tho largest number of casualties in the Laotian fighting. While military problems mounted, political pressures on Souvanna continued building up In tho wako of a threat by Pa- Ihol Lao chieftain Prince Sou- phanouvong that ills faction will reject Souvanna as coalition premier If he persists in a neu- tralist and right wing merger. Souvanna, who has appealed to (ho Pathot Lao to join in cre- ating a unified government un- der him Instead ot the present shaky tripartite coalition, has (See REDS, Pago 8A) 108 To Receive College Diploma Dr. John C, Stevens, assistant ircsulonl of Abilene Christian college in 1918 as assistant College and director of the professor history. He became American studies program there, will speak al the Victoria College of men two years later, dean of students in 1952 and was commencement exercises In the given his present position in Baptist Temple auditorium at 8 p.m. Friday. The Associate in Arts diploma or the Certificate of Completion will be presented 108 students. Dr. Stevens joined the Abilene 1956. He is a recipient of the lOfil George Washington Honor Medal ay Ihe Freedoms Foundnlion, Valley Forge, Pa., for n public address. He Is a member of the American Historical Association and the Academy of Political Science. During World War H, he served as a chaplain with the U.S. Army, participating in the European campaigns of Nor- mandy, Northern France, the Rhincland, the Ardennes and Central Europe. Dr. Stevens received his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. He is a native of Navnrro Coun- ty. His address hers will bo "Re- collections of Things More Than Common." President J. D. Mooro of Vic- toria College will introduce tha visiting speaker. College Trustee Morris Shattuck will award diplomas, following certification of graduates by Dr. John W, Stormont, dean of the focal col- lege. The organ prelude and proces- sional wfll be presented by Mrs. COLLEGE, 1'ag. SA) ;