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Advocate (Newspaper) - May 20, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 13 TELEPHONE HI J-1451 VICTORIA, WEDNESDAY MAY 20, 1964 Established 1841 NARROW ESCAPE Donald Dick- son, pilot for Gulf Coast Aerial Spraying Service of Tivoli, walked away with a scratch on his head Tuesday afternoon when this crop- dusting plane crashed seven miles east of Victoria. The plane clipped wire fences on both sides of the Old Edna Highway before the right set of wings struck a utility pole, break- ing the pole in half. Damage was estimated at between and (Advocate Photo) City Still Pondering o Speed Fines Clly officials were still uncer- tain Tuesday about the pos- sibility of motorists being re- funded for "improperly issued" tickets written at City Park. "There is a possibility lhal refunds may be made bul it would have (o be only with the approval of City said City Ally. Argyle McLachlan. He said he was planning "exhaus- tive research" lo delermine the legality of refunds. McLachlan added that he plans to present his findings lo Cily Council al ils next meeting. No Ordinance The problem came to light Monday night when councilmen learned lhat tickets had been issued in the park to motorists .exceeding a speed of 20 miles :an hour but that there was no ordinance to back up Ihe lickets. So without the least hesitation, a 20-mile an hour ordinance for speed In the park was passed unanimously. It had been expected that when persons who had been ticketed in the park learned of the "improper summonses" they Crash Survived By Crop Duster A Victoria crop-dusting pilot escaped wilh only a scralch on his head Tuesday afternoon when Ihe plane he was flyinf crashed on takeoff in a fielc between the Houston Highway and the Old Edna Highway seven miles east of the cily lim- its. The pilot of Ihe byplane was Donald Dickson of 3005 Bobo- link Drive who flies for Gulf Coast Aerial Spray Service of Tivoli. Damage to the plane which had jusl been loaded wilh 1200 pounds of rice seed was esti- mated by investigators to run between and Wind turbulence caused by Houston filed application for a re-permit depth on ils R. F. Tal- ley No. 1 wildcat, often re-per- milted record-breaking explora- tion being drilled nine-miles southeast of Victoria in Ihe would flood Corporation Court Wood Hi Comrmmily. wilh requests for refunds 4 Show Up However, shortly before clos- ing lime Tuesday, Corporation Court Clerk Richard Hoxworth reported that only four persons had eilher shown up in person or phoned in regards to Ihe mal- ter. Hoxworlh said he referred Ihe firsl person to McLachlan and wrote down the names and ad- dresses of the other three for future reference. The court clerk pointed out that refunds can not be made at. Corporation Coiirl because fines collected one day go di- reclly inlo Ihe cily's General Fund and are deposited in the bank Ihe next day. Lydla Scrrata, student of Pres- byterian Pan American School, Kingsville, due home Friday Mrs. E. H. Nathan remind- ing Vicloria Country Club mem- bers of the deadline today for die May Ladies Luncheon to be on Thursda Whltlcy a ay nd Mrs. Mrs. Floyd Tom Moore back from a fishing trip lo Ful- ton Beach, and friends sympa thizing with Mrs. Whitley for losing her string of fish in the bay Mrs. Bill Joseph, Rick and Peggy Taylor proving the proverbial adage of genuinely gelling their "wires crossed" Jim Rather home on leave from his Navy assignment In South Carolina Mrs. KaUi Jacobs busy with Goliad Fram Bureau Queen's Contest .John Bl- anchl explaining that its hard (o keep up with the grandchil- dren Mrs. Sura my Rascb- kaupt glad to be over Ihe mumps and accepted by family and friends again Tom Land informing friends that can- ning dill pickles should come before jelly making and book- keeping Mrs. George Do- lierty correcting a squirrel for damaging her pear tree and hav- Cuba Raid Denied by Exile Group Radio Man Says Report Is True MIAMI, Fla. report of the blowing up of six bridges in Cuba by anti-Castro raiders was confirmed and then denied Tuesday by spokesmen for the same exile group. The original report of the Bridge dcs I ruction by I he Revo- utionary Recovery Movement broadcast by Juan Amaclor Rodriguez on his 'Newspaper of the broad- cast in Spanish over radio sta- tion WMIE of Miami. The broadcast report was con> firmed by Marcos Vpldos, auxil- iary press officer of the MRR, Ihe same group which an- nounced a combined commando guerrila attack on a sugar mill in PI Ion, Cuba, last week. Know Nolhing After publication of the report Valdes' chief, Edgar Sono, said "We know nothing about it." The Valdes said he apparentlj misunderstood questions aboul the bridge destruction am Ihought questions pertained to (lie reported MRR attack on the inclement weather was blamec for the crash with the plane failing U> gain altitude as it look off from a private strip. The craft sailed across the Old Edna Highway clipping barbed .wire fences on. b a IV sides and then (raveled a short distance farther before the right wings of the double-wing ma- chine struck a utility pole breaking Uie pole in half. The collision with the pole caused the plane to tilt to its left and crash inlo the ground on property belonging to Charles Brandos. Highway Patrolmen Stuart Dowell and H. D. Welch, who (See CRASH, Page 7) Deep Amerada Wildcat Asks New Depth Permit Amerada Petroleum Corp, of northern section of the coasla It drilled to this d ep th, it would be only some 340 feel shy of the world's deepest hole localed in Pecos Counly. At ils current depth, II is one of the four or five deepest. A recent depth figure on the well reported its drilling below feet, bul it is generally believed h petroleum circles thai these reports are being re- leased well behind schedule. The myslery well, which is guarded wilh Fort Kno.x-like se- curity, is the most interesting tesl in Ihe nation and has caused a flurry of leasing and royally transactions in a wide coastal area. There is much speculation about what Amerada is attempt- ing by Ihe extra-deep wildcat. Some oilmen believe the com- pany is drilling the well to at- tempt a good look al Ihe down dip Wilcox, and there has been recent speculation it will at- templ to reach the Smaekover. This type of exploration is way beyond anything ever at- tempted on the coast before now. Geologists point out lhal these formations tend to down- dip, or go deeper, toward the coast. H is also believed that the formations themselves are deeper along this area. The big question, which il is believed Amerada is allempling lo answer, is just how far down area, from various Wilcox for- mations, and there is produc Lion from the Smaekover in Ok- lahoma and some areas of Tex- as. However, the formations are much closer to the earth's sur- face in those areas. Some geologists believe Amer- ada would have lo penetrate well below feel lo reach [he Smaekover. They woulc tiave to pass through the Wil- cox sands, the Midway and the cretaceous sections lo reach il all of undetermined thickness unless the unique drilling oper- ation discovers the answers. Those interested in the well ihosc interested in the well, Afler Ihe sugar mill allack and there is wide-spread inter- which was confirmed by the Fi est throughout Ihc nation, are dei Caslro Communist dlclalor watching it closely for many answers thai have not been available to the petroleum in dustry throughout its many sue cessful years of exploration in Texas. For one thing, will Ihese formalions, many lhat have proven valuable al Iheir upper depths, be as prolific at lower depths? Will it pay lo develop (See PERMIT, Page 7) s j ick and how (hick the various Wil- cox sands, and possibly the Smaekover line, are localed. There is production, even in the went surgery uf W. Word in Hilohcocki wells. Operator Hurt At Drilling Site H. A. Sluart of 509 Edinburgh St., owner-operator of Sluart Service Co., was reported in good condition at Citizens Me- morial Hospllal Tuesday night with injuries suffered In an oil well accident near Berclalr in Goliad County. Police, who escorted an am- bulance carrying Stuart from the city limits on Goliad High- way (o the hospital, said Stuart was struck on the back of his head and back by a pressure ln reived Sgt preliminary treatment at a Co- meeUoc tt Marian dub. Ing. making a to Victoria. The accl- occurred Tueartay moro- 12 Cents, Wallace Scores Solidly In Maryland Primary RED INFLUENCE SEEN By HENRY WOLFK JR. Advocate Staff Writer The Rev. Paul H. Kralzig rec- lor of Trinity Episcopal Church speaking Tuesday afternoon be- ore some 40 Women of the Episcopal Church in a seminar at his church, pictured Ihc Na- lional Council of Churches as an organization attempting to ae bigger than God and hav- ing socialist principles In line with (lie communist philosophy. He refuted claims by the NCCOA, and also by a report sugar mill. Broadcaster Amador Rodri- guez said later ho has reason to believe the report he transmitted is true. He added that Ihc same, source from which he receiver the report has in the past given him information about attacks by MRR which were confirmee later. By May 20 The report about the bridge raids came as the deadline ap- proached on an announcement a year ago by Manuel Ray, leader of another exile group, that he would be fighting Ihe Fidel Cas- tro regime on Cuban soil by May 20. Ray disappeared from his job with the Puerto Bican gov- crment some days ago and the New York Times published a re- port Tuesday that he had left an undisclosed Cuba. A third exile 'group, headed by Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo, re- nowned guerrilla fighter, also was reported ready to strike. Just how Tuenday's confusion of reporls occurred was no clear. There was speculation ii might have been due to a'mix- up tn the feeble communications MRR claims to have with under- ground forces within Cuba, or to the possibility the denial was an effort lo bottle up (he story un- til a formal announcement coulc be made later from non-U.S territory. From U.S. Territory Exile sources here have sail recently Uiere have been suggcs lions that the U.S. government which has disavowed any tie with raider activities, would pre fer thai no be made henceforth from U.S territory. ship, MRR had said it would is sue a second communque to clear up questions raised by some Miami newspapers. aboul details of the sugar mill attack Tuesday's original story sale six bridges were blown up as a gesture of homage by the MRR "lo the patriotic May 20 holi day." II is the anniversary ol Cuban independence. National Church Council Draws Blast by Kratzig avtl carrying communists, but' of dealing with a philosophy lhal is turning the church away from an organism of spiritual content into an organization ad- vocating unsound religious principles. Commenting on this libertine philosophy, Ihc speaker said. "We can bo compassionate and understanding, bul we must still recognize sin." "Communism Is snying man can determine the destiny of all other he lold the seminar the Episcopal Church that In- vestigated the organization, (hat no communist influence exists. He said documented evidence proves there are communists active in the organization, bul pointed out that it is not a mai- ler of dealing with Russia or ono church on the face o! the earth. He also nolcd that this "hu- manistic philosophy is closely allied lo communism." He snid when someone ques- tions (he movement, its sup- BALTIMORE, Md. abama Gov. George C. Wallace laged (lie strongest of his raids ______, .._ tgnlnst President Johnson on porters nllempt lo cast a reflcc- Tuesday night, but favorite-son of a special study committee of group. "The philosophy of this organization is saying man can make Ihc kingdom of God on earth. "Isn't this a communist phi- He said (he organization be- lieves Ihcre should bo a world order of churches created Captures 43 Per Cent Of Votes LBJ Slaucl-In Close Winner lion on his mental sobriety by terming all ridicule as frustra- tion, He cited this as another method favored by communists. "Until peojilo get shocked in- lo seeing what is taking place, there Is no the local rec- tor said. "I reject the philoso- phy that man is the main as- pect of the total being. "There Is ono unique uspccl of our church, we have Ihc free- dom to act nnd think as wo want to and there is nothing binding us to the thinking o (Sec COUNCIL, Page 7) Hearing Set Garwood School By GBRA On Barrier A public hearing on the ap- plicalion of Ihe Guadalupc-Blan- eo River Authority for a per- mit from Ihe Texas Water Commission to construct a 000 salt water barrier near lite mouth of Ihe Guadalupe has been set for July 7 in Austin. The hearing is a formality re- quired before Ihe Water Com- act on the ap'pllea- fion, which Is one of Ihe final steps toward actual construc- tion of the barrier. Robert H. Vahrenkamp, GBRA general manager, said It was his under standing thai the only opposition to the barrier might come from a small group of landowners who hold riparian rights on Ihc river below the site of Ihe proposed slruc- lure against salt water en- croachment. He said every cfforl would again be made to actually improve the _. Ihe river as il affecls their holdings. All rights-of-way, easements and oilier requirements for con- struction of the barrier have been obiained, Vahrenkamp said and GBRA Is prepared to pro- ceed as soon as possible wilh the building work. This will be one of Ihe first salt waler barriers of Ils kind in Texas, making use of inflalable heavy rubberized and plastic bags. These are inflated auto- matically by use of walcr lo fill up and create a barrier four feet above the normal level (o cut off the encroachment of salt water upstream. The level of Ihe water just below the barrier normally (See HEARING, Page 7) Accepts Mullins Claude B. Mullins, superintendent of. the Bloom- ington Independent School District since 1954, was ex- tended a three-year contract, effective July 1, by the board of trustees of Ihc Gnrwood Independent Schoo Dislrict al a board meeting Tuesday night in Garwood The action followed n similar meeting by the Bloomlngton buard May 4, a Sen. Daniel B. Drowsier won iaryland's Democratic pri- mary. Capturing a far larger share f the vote than in his presiden- ial preference races against 'ohnson stand-ins in Wisconsin ind Indiana, Wallace claimed in lefeal a victory for his cause. But Drowsier, who prevented i Wallace capture of Maryland's 8 delegates (o Ihe Democralic National Convention, declared, 'We mndo the fighl and we won and I'm liappy." Hcnomlnalcd Republican Sen. J. Glenn icalf easily won ronomlnation or a third days before his 70th blrlhday. Joseph D. Tydlngs, tackling Ihe Democralic party leader- ship, defeated Slato Comptroller -fluis L. Goldstein for the Dem- ocralic nomination to oppose Beall. And Maryland Republicans voled to send an uncommitted ilelcgallon to the GOP National Convention, overruling a backer of Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwa- tor. Wallace was taking nearly World-Prominent Artist To Lecture Here Sunday An artist, author, critic and lecturer who has gained inter- nalional prominence in all Ihese areas will speak in Victoria Sun- day at 3 p.m. at the McNamara- O'Connor Historical and Fine Arts Museum, and will bring wilh her a selection of paint- ings that will be exhibiled for two weeks at the museum. She is Amy Freeman Lee of San Antonio, who has been rep- resented In over 300 exhibitions from New Zealand lo France, and from Mexico to Alaska. Her address Sunday will be entilled, "The ABC's of Seeing." A limited number of tickets, priced at fl each, will be avail- able for the address. Tickets may be purchased Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon at the museum, or from any member of the association. Tickets for the address will not be sold at the door. Mrs. Lee's paintings will be exhibited for a two-week period beginning Sunday from 3-5 p.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fri- days, and on Wednesdays from come provided they are proper. ly chaperoned and well-attend- Only Ihe usual 25 cenis admls- ed. slon lo Ihe museum will be Mrs. Lee's palnlings have cap- charged, lured of awards, Includ- Groups of children are wel- Ing the Purchase Prize of Ihe 1061 Local Artists' Exhibition at the Wltte Museum In San Antonio, Ihe Purchase of the 1063 Burch-Wadcman Gal- lery Opening Juried Exhibition in Houston, the Purchase Prize of the 1063 First Juried Exhibi- tion al Ihe Hertsberg Gallery in San Antonio, and Ihe Purchase Prize of Ihis year's I5th annua! Texas Walcrcolor Society Exhi billon at Uie Wilte Museum. She has been named the 1958 "Arllsl of Ihc Year" by the citizens of San Anlonlo, received the 1959 Headliner Award for outstanding achievements in fine arts from Thela Sigma Phi, the national Journalism fraternity; was chosen for Inclusion In the Dictionary of Internationa] Biography because of her "rec- ord of contemporary achieve was designate! an "Old Master" by Puroue University, which confers the honor on "dis- tinguished men and women from the professions, government, business and Industry who have demonstrated ability In making definite contributions to socle- ty and this year re- ceived Uie Woman of Distinction Award from Ihe Association of PAINTER, Page 7) Goliad Paul J. Lewis, Gnrworx superintendent since 1051, cent of the Democratic vote as Iho returns rolled in, a three year Be Dismissed upon Ihe acceptance of Mullins by the told cheering campaign workers Ihe showing Cases his opponents "can no longer dismiss opponents of this Lesler Cranek, b o a r toward slates' rlghls by Adrocilc Newi told The them bad names." GOLIAD Six cases of scrcwworms were confirmed last week in a small area five miles southwest of here. Dr. John Wilbur, veterinarian in charge of (he animal disease eradication division of the Agricultural Extension Service, who visited here last week, said he believes Iho pest has been transported inlo (lie area of Iho mooting Tuesday nigh (hat Ihe board had voted unani mously to accept Mullins. Mul lins went to Garwood, localcc 20 miles northwest of E Campo, lo attend the boan meeting. A delegation of Garwooc board members hnd visllcc Bloomington last Friday. Dur ing the visit, they wlio campaigned as a hitler foe of Ihe Johnson civil rights program, made his mosl powerful showing in Ihe Soulh-sm-oriented counties of Maryland's Eastern Shore. Racial troubles have erupled Into violence there. Wallace captured all nine counties on Ihe Easlern Shore of Chesapeake Bay. outbreaks. All cases have been five Mullins, as well as var ions Bloomington or less to highways going ran well, too, in the lobac- and south. Three cases group from the country of southern confirmed on Ihe L. W. hoard had paid a nor estate, Iwo on Ihe T. to Garwaod May 2, ran his best race In O'Connor estate and one case on (lie Fred Floerke with Lewis and Inlking wil various Garwood heavily-populated Baltimore area, In Negro precincts and All waterways in the area have been receiving fly Not the Washington, D. 0., suburbs. even before the outbreak. Cranek declined lo of polling male flics have been dropped at Ihe rale of per salary arrangements, In dicating lhal he fell thai reporting, Lhe race slood Ihis way: miles, the agency such details at A special trealmenl area would not be miles long and 54 miles wide R. Peck, president delegation: being treated on four Bloomington board, grids. This area Is from Tuesday nlghl lhat ho J. Easter, a perrennl- to a few miles south of pleased with the campaigner: ton, up Highway 281 on of Mullins by Iho gave Wallace 42.80 per west and from Refugio to of Ihc Democralic vole ey in Gonzales County on Bloominglon board 10 per ccnl above his easl. Drop rate is sincerely hopes earlier showing, in the flies per is a step in the right di-iWIsconsin primary. Ifol spots, as those in he said. I Drowsier had per uOunly, arc receiving 100, 000 flics per week for three weeks (Sec GOLiAD, Page THE Airman Partly cloudy with scallercd mosliy d a y I i m e showers Wednesday and Thursday. Southeast winds at 8 Murdering 18 m.p.h., except gusty near Ihundershowcrs. Expected Wednesday temperatures: High 00, low (AP) Officers accused a tall, slim airman Tuesday of murdering his four and his pregnant wife scrambled out windows. Browned were Ruth Elaine, South Central Texas: by drowning them Ester Rose, 3; Robert Ever- cloudy Wednesday and plunge of his station 2; and Evonne Rene, 10 day with widely scattered showers and a few a river. Police said Rudy Taylor Ono open charge of murder afternoon and evenings. 22, blaming filed againsl Davis, a na- Wednesday sought also of Montesano and Elma, Tuesday Temperatures: his wife but she He was stationed at Con- 80, low submerged Air Force Base here. Precipitation Tuesday: who came lo Davis, 22, was a native Total Ihls year lo date: said they heard Montesano. She married Dav- an hour five years ago. Tides (Porl Lavaca car sank. Asst. Fire plunge into the murky O'Connor Lows it 8: A. Neel said thai was occurred about p.m. a.m. and p.m. Highs H i g hway Patrolman p.m. Wednesday and said Ihe reported Kluck and other officers a.m. were made by Ihe questioning Davis about Barometric pressure at it settled in mud. He said p.m. after they found the level: bubbled up when a front hydraulic brake line Sunset Wednesday: made taut came from rise Thursday: mud, noi from an and McLennan officers This Information baitd on in which Ihe they obtained a full, volun- from MM 'U.S. WMltMr have statement at cbout Victoria said Davis told Tuesday. Davis was held cut one of Ihe hydraulic lin'j lo the car's brakes. The bond. Mrs. Davis was taken to Con- the airman, his wife Air Base Hospital for A leeit-Rge girl plunged over a bluff of shock and a leg Iwmework the i m 15 feet of waler In Ihe ttagOi rf tine It He first lold police Davis, expecting her nrther lo da tfae AIRMAN, 1) ;