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Advocate (Newspaper) - May 24, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 17 TELEPHONE HI 4-1451 VICTORIA, TEXAS, SUNDAY, MAY 24, 1964 Established 44 Pages Reds Press Campaign Inside Laos Situation 'Bad' For Neutralists VIENTIANE, Laos Communist led army main- tained pressure on battered neu- tralist troops in the north-cen- tral highlands of Laos Saturday and the neutralists' commander Gen. Kong Le, said their situa (ion "is very bad." Kong Le made a flying trip to this administrative capital from his temporary command post at Ban Na, about 100 miles north east of Vientiane, for emergen- cy conferences with Premier Prince Souvanna Phouma and two rightist generals. Tired, Unshaven The U. S.-trained paratrooper, normally dapper in uniform, ar- rived in civilian trousers, a blue cap and sports shirt. He was unshaven and looked tired. As Kong Le arrived, right- wing troops in Vientiane said] they are holding'two prisoners they identified as an officer and noncom captured in northern Laos with Communist Chinese docuenls. They did not say whether the prisoners were Chinese. Shown Captives A Western observer said he was shown the captives at the rightist stronghold of Paksane, 85 miles north of Vientiane. He said he was [old the two men were captured by anti-Commu- nist Meo tribesmen at Moung Sing, five miles from the Bed China border. The Meo have said previously Chinese were among Die pro- Comrminist Pathet Lao troops. Results of the ebb and flow of tension were evident also in neighboring nations of South- east Asia. Added Protection company of 152 military policemen arrived in Saigon by air from Ft. Chaffee, Ark., to provide additional security for Americans in the face of in- creasing Communist terrorism in that capital of South Viet Nguyen Khanh's produced three [n Congo Tight Curfew Clamped On TO LECTURE HERE Amy Freeman Lee of San Antonio, who has exhibited paintings' from New Zealand to-France and from Mexico to Alaska, will speak Sunday at 3 p. m. at the McNamara- O'Connor Historical and Fine Arts Museum on "The ABC's of Seeing." A limited number of tickets, priced at each, may be secured in ad- vance by calling Mrs. Ben T. Jordan al HI 3-7965. No tickets will be sold at the dooi-. Mrs. Lee has also brought 20 paintings and water-colors to be exhibited at the museum for the next two weeks. (Advocate Photo) Gunman Holds Couple Hostage Nam. President government Communist Viet Cong prisoners at a Saigon news conference lo back up its charge lhat the Red guerrillas use neutralist Cam- bodia as a sanctuary. All said their units were un- der inslructions to flee into Cambodia whenever a superior Vietnamese government force approached. Phnom Penh, Prince Si hanouk, Cambodia's chief of state, has denied his nation shelters the Communists and accused South Viet Nam and the United States of aggression for attacks on Cambodian bor- der villages in pursuit opera- tions. Seeking an international con- ference to assure Cambodia's neutrality and territorial inleg- rlty, Sihanouk wrote British Foreign Secretary HIchard A.L Butler that the Cambodian gov- ernment may have to take other measures. He did not specify what measures he had in mind. Thailand, fears of Com- munist infiltration ignited by the Red military drive in Laos appeared somewhat abated. Prime Minister Thanom Killki- chaorn relumed to Bangkok from a survey of Ihe Thai-Lao- lion fronlier and said there was no cause for anxiety. The prime minister also dis- counted the idea of calling Im mediately for U. S. troops to re- inforce border defenses, as was done during a similar Laolio'n crisis in 162. "We will make our request (Sec REDS, Page 18A) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A church official and a police of- ficer talked a jail escapee into giving up his gun Saturday night after he had held a taxi driver and his wife hostage for 14 hours. When Lt. George Neilson mo- ioncd to officers outside Ihe suburban Salt Lake City home hat he had the gun, about a dozen men rushed the house and overpowered the man. No one was hurt. The man was identified Jim Lindley, 30, who reportedly escaped April 19 from a deten- :ion camp in Los Angeles Coun .y, Calif., where he was serv- ng a one-year sentence for as- sault with a deadly weapon. ;Mr. and Mrs. Chester Ro oards, who had been held host age In their home since 8 a.m Saturday were not harmed. Mrs. Robards said that once during the ordeal Lindley or dercd her to make some coffee "You can't order me around in my own she said she told him. Lindley talked with newsmen and police over the telephone Mrs. Vess, Mrs. Edna Jones and Mrs. Virginia Skin off to Dallas on business Wallace Bernhard coming up with some new nicknames for his friends Jim Rather amusing friends about the fancy dog house for family pet, Toby, with wall to wall carpeting and rollers to relocate it in the shade Charles and June Lewis lo celebrate wedding an niversary loday Mrs. Caleb Delgado, Mrs. Dumas Delgado arid. Mrs. David Delgado and daughters off to Corpus Christi for the graduation of Toble Gar cja Tony Ciseneros having a busy day Dr. C. S. Ring- ban making an analysis of cur rent prices Mrs. Fred Adix Jr. marking a birthday today llollis Newton refusing to be quoted on world problems Jimmy Billings finding a peaceful spot to watch It rain Mn. J. C. Enertoe nar- rowly mlistag getting run over and glad of it Al furnishing his own sunshine with the quote "Smile lor Can- did requently during the ordeal. Reached by telephone at the lobards home, the man told an Associated Press reporter: "If I get lo see my childrci here will be no Irouble. If don'l, "Are you he wa: asked. "Naw, I jusl got a sack o marbles and he re plied. "Are there cops around th "Are there cops? They ar hanging from the telephon he replied. The man said the Robarc were all right. "They don't want to drink with me any he com- mented during the course of a long and rambling telephone conversation in which he said he was drinking a pint of whis- key. He said he had let the cou- ple's eldest son out of the house. "He's a swell he said. Later Mrs. Robards talked by elephone with another Associa ed Press Reporter, Georg 'ewman. She said she and her husban- ere all right. Asked whethe ieir captor had a gun, sh aid: "Goodness yes, I wouldn't Ix ere if he didn't." She said she and her hu. and .were alone: with Ihc man he said her two sons, both igh school age, had ppr'entfy with Ihe armed man onsent. Ex-Diplomat and Son Die in Mexico Crash LEOPI bDVILLE the Congo T t AP) Congolese govern- Kl LiA nent clamped a dusk-to-dawn1------------------------- urlew on LcopoWville Satur- ay after terrorist saboleurs embed two Roman Catholic hurches, killing a worshipper. "There will be no excep- declared security Police hief Victor Nendaka. The 6 .m. to 6 a.m. curfew was an-, ounced by Interior Minister Jo- eph Maboli. The Congolese ___ ccn under martial 'law sincej "ciinmp Maboti is one of three Traylor Memorial Hospital is pecial commissioners appoint- a reality because of the vision Hospital Marks New Expansion By MAUY BAKER I'HILUPSjof the foresight of Ihe Ilolnr- Jhe leadership of Ihe to rule the city Series of Attacks of the Port Lavnea Rolarians and the generosity of one of The curfew follows a series of the city's former residents, laslic bomb altacks, mostly The open house to be held Sun- imed at the city's electric pow- day from 2-4 p.m. will cele- r supply. brate completion of its third Friday night two plaslic expansion program in its 14- tiarges exploded in n doorway year operation, f the Roman Catholic church One of the most modern hos- f Christ the King just ns pHals in the southwest, the mourners were leaving a tuner- three-story 65-bed struclure I. One Congolese who was in with a 90 bed potential -hns he doorway was fatally in-l been completed at an estimated ured by flying concrete. Sever-; cost ot over one million dollars. I oilier churchgoers lightly injured. Wall Damaged were! H is a far cry from the 20-bed operation which admitted its first patient April 10, 1050, An hour later, another blast .which became a reality because amaged a wall of the Catholic, hurch of St. Peter in Dcndatc '-t-i All Urlcan quarter. Four Congolese I (111C silling on Ihe porch of a house VJM11O -Ta.VIl.1 50 yards away were injured by the blast of two plastic charge; jlaced in ventilation ducts. The saboteurs are believed come from Brazzaville, capital of the former French Congo, where exiled extremists have set up their headquarters in jy ".Mystery in close collaboration with Com-[ PARIS (AP) A series of munist Chinese- diplomats. -telephone calls Saturday night The Chinese arrived in Braz- indicated the kidnapers of Mrs. :avillc, only 20 minutes away Marcel Dassault had political from Leopoldvillc across the motives or lhal foes of Presi- Congo River, when Ihe lefl-'denl Charles do Gaulle were Iry- leaning government there fol- ing to exploit Ihe kidnaping tor lowed Franco's lead and recog- political purposes, nized the Peking government. Police threw all their re- Officials here are' into a hunt for the three the sabotage attacks, which two gunmen and a drlv- gan two weeks ago, were In- er who carried out Ihe pro- spired by the Chinese. Explo- dawn abduction of Mrs. Das- late Dr. S. W. Lester, chief of staff al Ihc time of Ills death last May. The first unit was Iho rcsull of a "Hospital for Port Lava- ca" program at the Sept. 8, !94G Ilolnry meeting when the laic Dr. Fred Roomer intro- duced plans (or the institution. The county cooperated, a bond election of carried, a 2M; acre site was purchased, government aid was received and Ihe structure was built at a cost of A nurse's home w a s con- structed shortly after Ihe firsl Open House, April 13, 1950, with Iho government paying 50 per cent of Ihe cost. A build- ing contract (or w a s slated with the government paying nboul on Ihc house and its furnishings. How- ever, it was converted for hos- pital use unlit (he completion of the regular hospital addition, when it was relumed to Ihe nurses for occupancy. The original 20-bed capacily was soon inadequate. A 000 bond issue financed t h c second addition, begun in July, 1053 and completed in Febru- ary, 1054. The third expansion, begun in December, 1961, called for a second floor and a roughed in third door al a cost of more than Cost ot completing Ihe third floor was estimated oL Port Probes City Court Advocate F-orl Lavara Bureau PORT LAVACA A rtls- tTCpnncy has been dis- covered in the books of Port l.Hvaca Corporation Court and Mayor Hudy Ueiulon hns ordered nil in- vestigation, he said Siilur- day. The nclloii was tuken following (lie discovery hy Kenclon on May 15 during 11 routine check of the court records, anil was dls- cusseil .'U n special session ot Clly Council Wednesday evening. Kendon said Saturday he Ims appointed City Man- ager Herman Lmlcwlg and Clly Ally. Willis Jetton to niEiko an investigation nnd report Ihclr findings la Iho council. Officials declined (o elab- orate further on the "dis- ei'cpaney" until such lime ns the committee report has been completed. sivos experts say the first (Sec CONGO, Page IDA) Beef Prices Not Funny To Punning: Laborite sault, G3, the wife of a million airc French builder. Anonymous, callers contacted two Paris evening papers and French Press Agency, in leach case purporting lo speak I for Ihe kidnapers. 1 Million Hansom j In Ihe first case the caller Uold Le Monde the kidnapers LONDON prominent! Soames was asked Saturday wanted a ransom of million. Labor parly member of the Caterers' Association od Then France-Soir was notified aient said Saturday that with Britain to restrict the export of (hat Mrs. Dassault would be he rising cost of beef in Britain, meat to the Conlinent until ade-ifieed in 70 hours if ex-Gen. Ra- ileak soon would become a sla- quate supplies are available for oul Salan were released. Salan 000. Mrs. Champ Traylor of Cucro, former Calhoun County resi- dent, in a letter to the commis- sioners courl, dated Dec. 3 1962, offered a memorial gld of at least Her loiter read, In part: "My, offer lo the people of Calhoun County, if the name (of Ihc hospllnl) is changed lo Ihe Champ Trnylor Memorial, Is lo pay you wilhin two years, paid clown now, and Ihc at a later date, more likely during us symbol along with "a Rolls-ilhe home market. Royce or a mink coat." George Wlgg called the Con- servative government inept in [is serving a life term (or lead- A shortage ot beef has been ing Ihe anli-Gaiillisl terrorist caused mainly by an ArgenlinelSecrcl Army Organization in Al- drought. As a result Continental geria. Girl Hurt By Plunge Into Glass A glass door spoiled a 14'. year-old Houston girl's plans to perform in a local swimming show Saturday. Barbara McCarthy was hos- pitalized at Citizens Memorial Hospital with multiple legculs after she crashed through the sliding glass door at Totah's Motel and Restaurant, 2911 louston Highway. Police were lold Hint Miss McCarthy and other members of the group who performed al Sun Valley Country Club Sal Morrison, 6 Others Are Killed Authorities Kluiuc Storms C1UDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) Former New Orleans nayor and U.S. diplomat de- .csseps S. Morrison, his young son and five oilier persons were tilled Instantly when their char- crcd two engine plane crashed n dense fog Friday. The bodies were picked up in a mountain cornfield Saturday >y a rescue squad sent to the scene 27 miles from Ciudad Victoria after a Mexican ot- 'Iclal flying overhead Identified the wrecked plane. A spokesman said the bodies were taken lo Hie civil hospital in Ciudad Victoria. He said the bodies were mangled and un- recognizable. Woman.Chllrl Also aboard the plane in addi- lion lo Morrison, a 52-year-old widower, and his seven-year-old son Randy, was socialite divor- cee Mrs. Carolyn Cataldo Van- ilergrlfl, and her seven-year-old son Christopher. Others were pilot Hugh Ward of Brownsville, Tex., J. Cemac, a Hmima, La., business- man, and Rlloy Pellegrin of Montcgul, La., an employe of a towing firm owned by Cemac. Mrs. Vandergrlfl, 35, original- ly from Marlinsville, W. Va., was married to Charleston, iV. Va. businessman James Vnndcrgrift. Since a divorce [ivo years ago she has main- tained homes In Washington, D.C., and Golden Beach, Kla. Family Notified Col Arthur Bcall of the Air- unlay nlghl, wore preparing to Sen Rescue Headquarters, Kan- take a dip in tlio motel's pool They said ono of Ihc girls un- expectedly closed the door ns Miss McCarthy was following them. Tho injured girl was Inkcn ay Ducketl ambulance to Ilia lospilal where surgery w a s performed lo close Iho wounds Including a five-inch long cut to do somelhirg for on the calf of her left leg. She all the people of Calhnjn Coun- ty in memory of my husband, Champ Traylor, and this is the best way '.o do U concerns Is handling of the meat crisis arc Hying less expensive vhich has seen prices European dinner n recent weeks, with steaks costing up lo 14 shillings' pound. Wigg forecnsl lhat beef prices' Housewife Hurl higher 2-Cai' Mishap "We shall probably hear Sir Alec Marie Antoinette Home A 22-year-old Victoria house- wife was reported in good con- A similar call lo (he French Press Agency said Ihc secret army had levied a "Ipenalty against Dassault for "high treason." i Secret War Chest The caller said the sum would be put into Ihe secret army's every person In Culhoira Conn- Iv and not Hist one body of people." If Iho hospital were named for my hujhand, 1 would, of course, conl'nuc lo give it gioncious contributions as long us I live." The court accepted tcr offer Dec. 10. 190-2. and choi god Ihc (See HOSPITAL, Page 11 A) missed the Saturday night show while she recovered at the hos- Ital where she was later re- porloil in good condition. war chest lo finance anttgovern- mcnl activities or lo compen- ielline Ihe electorate thai beef'dition Saturday night at DC government's "vie- is nol good for them but that Hospital where she is being! Conservative freedom has guar-j treated for injuries suffered In antced ample supplies of a two-car traffic accident at smoked salmon and caviar." Ihe Main-Juan Linn Streets in Prime Minister Sir Alec Doug- las-Home is leading his Con- servative government followers tersection late Friday night. Mrs. Mary DeLcon Longoria of 808 E. Rio Grande Blvd. in a gradually developing cam-jsuffcred multiple bruises in the paign aimed at Ihe general elec- accident involving her car and tions in October. one driven by Cecil Hay Tom president of the Wright, 23, of 105 E. Churcl National Federation of Meat St. Traders, urged housewives noli City Patrolman Jerry Ren to panic. who investigated the The mishap, said Mrs. Lon- said It was keeping a close eye goria was traveling west on on the situation. Agriculture Juan Linn Street and Wright Minister Christopher Soames, south on Main, has given up a Mediterranean The injured woman was vacation to keep in I ouch wilh taken to the hospital in a Me ims." But there was no way of toll- ng if these callers had any real connection with the kidnap Jang. Police said they were un- able to determine whether they were authentic or from cranks. The family said it had no word. Marcel Dassault, 72, slightly injured when Ihe gunmen pistol- whipped him and their chauf- feur, Louis Dubois, 48, was re- the problem. ICabe-Carruth ambulance. Today's Chuckle Corraliers Entertained The Victoria College Singing Corraliers entertained and in turn were regaled with selec- tions by their hosts Saturday in Baton Rouge, La., first stop on a 15-day tour to include the New York World's Fair. After leaving Victoria early Saturday, the 15 college stu- dents composing the Corraliers were the guests of Ihc Baton Kougc chapters of Sweet Ade- lines and SPEBSQSA in the and Mrs. Bob Bruton of Ihe A stereophonic poliliciiin Is one who talks CHJ( of hofh sides of his mouth. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS CITED Family To Sec JFK Exhibit WASHINGTON (AP) Mrs. John F. Kennedy and other members of the late President's family will meet in New York Monday night for a private opening of the John F. Kennedy Exhlhil. The cxhibil containing papers and mementoes of Kennedy will open lo the public-Tuesday ami later will be sent on a lour ot 22 other cities. sas City, notified the Morrison family at New Orleans that the bodies had been removed from the wreckage snd taken to Ciudad Victoria. He said the bodies would be flown lo Corpus Saturday night anil (hen on lo Ihe Navy Air Station at New Orleans. Bcall estimated to the family lhal Ihe C-54 carrying Iho bodies would reach New Orleans early Sunday. The official said planes from Ihe crasfi reported wreckage scallercd across the mountain. He said no pieces larger than Ihree feet In diameter were found. According to several versions, tills is what happened: Morrison and his parly took off from Malamoros, across the Rio Grande from Brownsville, Tex., at p.m. Friday after eating a supper at the airport restaurant. Business-Pleasure They had hired a Piper Azlec, and had planned to fly lo Ihe Sanla Clara ranch near Tampi- (Sec CRASH, Page 18A) Agency Completes Dropout Study tary accepted the posi- be more or less typical of thelthat quite oflen dropouts show By PAT WITTE Advocate Staff Writer with the TEA ]ast The underlying reasons why many students whole. a syndrome thai goes back lo Diaz said he felt that his pre- early school years or even pro- home of Mr. Mills. Mrs. Gwcn Baton Rouge group was master of ceremonies (or Ihe evening, during which Ihe Ihrce singing groups performed. In all, about 125 persons attended the in- formal affair. Active in the two Baton Rouge groups arc Mr. and Mrs. Harold Place, formerly of Vic- toria. The Victoria College singers were to leave for Birmingham, Ala., early Sunday, for a night performance al the East Lake Methodist Church. Local HEAR Foundation Plans New Test Program Victoria HEAR no cases of complete recovery, with the cooperation of mem- for instance, after a child had hers o( Ihc Victoria, Calhoun, reached Ihe age of cighl monlhs Gollnd Medical Society, will he- without receiving training, gin a new screening project In Speech development can be ac- July designed to test Ihe hear- compllshed later, however. Ing of every child born in thci Iri-counly area. 'Because of this, we suggest (Sec PLANS, Page IDA) WEATHER study has been profit- school years. accomplished go by, ono symptom sultant for the Texas tlon Agency has surmised a two-month-study of the drop- out problem in Victoria. Two of these factors! writes consultants in the six Ignaclo Dial in a report lo bei consultants in the made to the TEA Tuesday cities a'so will make Austin, are lack of a figure of authority- in the family, and parents who do not realize the Tuesday in Austin (o the end of the first phase continuing study. real value of an education "in The seven cities chosen to of future earning power, aecurity, contributions to the community and happiness." Diaz, the principal at former Dudley assistant attempted to do here was lo to convince the proper author! bring to light in a general way ties that he must drop out. the situations as they exist. "Therefore, it would seem The next phase of our the dropout shows only will be to coordinate facet of Its and, like and community o nn iceberg, remains lo combat Ihe from "low." vn i Some of Hie other reasons for In his 14-patfe. report, participate in the study were wrote that