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Advocate (Newspaper) - May 28, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 21 TELEPHONE HI 5-H51 VICTORIA, TEXAS, THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1964 ElUbllshed IBM 26 Cents FUNERAL THRONG MOUNTS Death of Nehru Leaves India Leadership Clouded NEW DELHI, India Ragged village ra and untouch- ables and the rich and powerful poured into New Delhi by tens of Ihousands Thursday (or the funeral of Prime Minister Ja- waharlal Nehru, the patrician who abandoned luxury to build a new Jife for India's faceless masses. Nehru, 74, died of a heart at- tack Wednesday and left his grief-stricken nation in a lead- ership vacuum. The senior member of Neh- ru's Cabinet was quickly sworn in as acting prime minister and all his ministerial colleagues agreed to slay on in a caretaker government, but the question remained: "After Nehru, The the pandie (or teacher) with an endearing syllable had a special place in his heart for Ihe -vil- lagers, especially the untouch- ables, those pitiful doormats on whom higher-caste Hindus have stepped (or centuries but who now have legal rights in inde- pendent India. And it was these who thronged the dusty roads to New Delhi and even (ought for rides to the capital. Al Nagpur, in central India, a crowd estimated al al- lacked an express train in an apparent effort lo hilch rides, to the funeral. Police fired [ear gas and called for reinforce- ment lo control rioting at Ihe station. Nehru's body was to he car- ried in stale through the streets of New Delhi. It will be cremated near the spot where Mohandas K. Gandhi, his chief in years ol campaigning for independence from Britain, was cremalec after his assassination by a Hindu fanatic in January The question ot a successor to Nehru, asked (or years bu never answered by Nehru him self, will be. resolved conclusive ly only when Ihe ruling Con gross parly picks a man lo JAWAHARLAL, NEHRU Nehru had avoided sophisti- aled Indian sociely and loved o visit the villagers in their hot usly homes. He would play rilh the children, laugh and ave a fine time while the old eople watched. Now they came to pay their espccts. All could nol possibly gain ad- miltance to Ihe front hallway of %'ehru's big house and at im as he lay in stale on the relished feakwood table guard- succeed him. The parly's choice will asked by President Sarvepall Radhakrishrian to form a per manenl governmenl. It could be Home Ministe Gulzari Lai Nanda, Nehru's oli friend who temporarily tool over the government reins. O H could be Finance Ministe T. K. Krtshnamachari; or Min isler Without Portfolio Lai Bah adur Shaslri, the favorite in most political speculation, o gome dark horse among young er members of Ihe parly. Although handicapped sine Jan. 7 by a paralylic stroke Nehru had refused to say wh he believed should succcd him. But such political considera lions appeared far from Ih thoughts of the crowds stream ing into Delhi. .Those who could not read thi newspaper extras and mos could asked fel low marchers for details. "Is it true? Is il bearded old man asked a news man outside Ihe isler's residence. prime mm "Yes, it is was Ihe re ply, and the old man wept a he turned away. cd by tail bearded Sikh soldiers and sailors. So they hunched down in Ihe street and talked with each oth- ;r all night or maybe caught a little sleep on the green lawns near the house. Much of Nehru's life was de- voted to Ihcse people. As a youth, he rejected his (ather's wealth, reluctantly turned his oack on his Western-educated friends and made the welfare of the villagers his life's work. So now they came to see his funeral. Nandy, 66, a former labor leader and moderale leftist with a reputation for getting things done, was sworn in by the presi- dent 2% hours after Nehru's death. He asked all his Cabinel colleagues to stay on and Ihey did. Expressions of mourning poured in from abroad. One was from Chou En-lai, premier of Communist China with which India clashed in a fierce border conflict in 1962. The dispute is still unresolved. President Johnson said the world has lost a leader who served all humanity "in fearless pursuit of a world free from war." He sent Secretary of Stale Dean Rusk from Washington lo represent Ihe United Stales al Ihe funeral Thursday. ]uba Flight Miss Reported By U.S. Radar WASHINGTON (AP) Rep. aul G. Rogers, D-Fla., said 'ednesday he understands a lane (lew (rom Florida to Cuba nd back Monday undetected by .S. radar. The Pentagon said could not verify the report but Investigate. Rogers, in a House speech, aid it the reports are true there iculd be a congressional in- esligatipn of what appears to e "an inexcusable gap in Ihe '.S. air defense system." Accounts of the claimed (light 'ere published by the Pompano ieach, Fla., Sun-Sentinel and he Chicago Tribune. They told f Ihe plane, on a mission (or uban exiles, (lying only 100 eel above Ihe water to escape eing picked up on radar. In Rainstorm A spokesman for the crew was uoted as saying the predawn ikcoff was followed by a fllghl trough a driving rainstorm. Asked about this a Defense department spokesman said: We have no information on uch a (light. There is no infor- mation lo verify an allegation ml an aircraft flew as al- UNSAFE HOME Pool Opening To Evict Birds Pleasure Island Swimming Pool will be thrown open to the ublic Saturday. Up lo now, il's been striclly for Ihe birds. City employes discovered the they jegan the annual pool paint-up, fix-up about Iwo weeks ago. The mother had nested in a metal container in Ihe concession stand. Workmen "worked around" the nesl and eggs when Ihey :ould, moving the container on- iy when it was necessary. The molher bird seemed to under- stand, even after the young ones hatched oul last week. Jusl how she will react to the crowds Saturday isn't known, but Ihen no one, not even a mother bird and her young, can stand in the way of progress So at 1 p.m. Saturday th concession sland griddle will b fired up lo prepare Ihe ham burgers and such lliat go wit summer and swimming, an youngsters will splash in th pool. It will be lhat way each da, from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. through next Labor Day weekend Ihe birds will just have to ge used lo it. On the more prosaic side, Poo Manager Robert Gilstrap re- minded thai children can swim all day for a 25-cent admissio charge, and adults can do th same for 50 cents. Contract Let To Pave Section of South Loop School Budget To Be Adopted Monday He said Lhal during the hours ie flight supposedly took place the whole southern coast (o: ie United States) was cloud- ess, rainless." Data Sought But he said the De- lartment would attempt to lo- ate and question the pilot of thi ilane in an effort to determine f the flight actually look place Rogers gave no source for what he called the reliable re ports on which he based his speech In Ihe House. He said the Defense Department told him neither the Navy nor the Al had any knowledge o such a (light, and the Federa Avialion Agency had no fligh plan (or it. The Dropped Supplies Pompano Beach, Fla. Sun-Scnlinel, in a copyrlghtec itory Tuesday, quoted'a mem of a Cuban exile organize lion as saying a plane ha dropped supplies including complete field hospital unil I anti-Castro guerrillas in Cuba. The paper quoted Manuel For nandez of (he 30th of Novembe Movement as saying the plan took from south Florida, pen elrated Cuban defense radar ti Irop the supplies, then header 'or Sanliago de Cuba an e let within a week or two The engineers anticipated tha he new construction would be completed within about 18 months after Ihe new contract Is awarded. The contract Involves com- (Scc BAUER, Page 12) alulalory and valedictory re- arks will be made by Rafae uihtanilla Jr., salulatorian nd Priscilla Wilson, valedic orian of Iho 1064 class. Music by the high school Irl nd Uic full choir will be fo iwcd by the baccalaureate a cr accompanying them as our publicist, said the group's najor disappointment was when hey found out no meeting could bo. arranged with their fellow Texan, President John- on. The touring singers left Washington, D.C., to travel 260 miles to Bay Shore, Long Island, where they planned to spend the night at accomoda- lions provided by Ihe First Congregational Church. They were making plans (or a big day Thursday In New York, where at a.m. they are scheduled to perform in the Texas Pavilion at the World's Fair. They will also perform there Friday and at Ihe host church at 8 p.m. The Corraliers are M. J. Gooch, Carol Hyatt, Frances Hargrove, Marian Tyler, Karen Hoff, Kathleen Hummel and Joan Horlon, all of Victoria; Raymond Allen, David Adcock and Mickey Regan, ill of Port Lavaca; Judy Sensat of Sea- drift; Linda Permlngton and Garlan Weber, both of Cuero. They are also accompanied by their director, Mrs. Ruth Williams, and Mrs. Frank Dea- ver, accompanist. Enrouto back to Texas, they will present programs tl sev- eral churches fat Philadelphia In South,
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