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   Advocate (Newspaper) - May 29, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 22 TELEPHONE HI S-HS1 VICTORIA, TEXAS, FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1964 Established ItM Four Cuban Infiltrators Executed Havana Blames CIA for Sortie HAVANA Min- ister Fidel Castro's firing squads have shot (our Cuban exiles captured when they tried to land in Cuba. A government announcement Thursday assert- ed they were agents of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. The announcement was the first mention of the capture of infiltrators since anti-Oastro ex- iles in [he United States an- nounced plans to begin landings fo launch guerrilla warfare. The men had sailed from Mi- ami in an "operation that was organized, directed and financed by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of North the announce- ment said. After Trial The four were executed Wednesday after a trial by the 1st Revolutioriai-y Tribunal of the Havana district. They were identified as: Fe- lipe Vidal Santiago, former offi- cer in the navy of dictator Ful- gencio Batista; Ladislao Gon- zalez Benilez, Elias Rivera Bel- lo and Alfredo Valdes Linares. They were captured by fron- tier guards of the Interior Min- istry after they were sighted by fishermen off the northern coast of Las Villas Province, the an- nouncement said. Fishermen Reported The government statement, which gave no hint as to when the men were captured, said they left Miami in a boat and made a slop at a small island near Cayo Anguila en route to Cuba. Fishermen saw the boat and notified the frontier guards. As the frontier guard boat ap- proached them, the government said, the men threw weapons, including a 20mm cannon, into the sea. The Cuban government said Vidal Santiago was recruited by the U.S. Embassy in Venezuela "to collaborate with North American 'intelligence serv- ices." Active Mercenaries The announcement reported Vidal Santiago later became head of an anti-Castro group training in Central America as 'art of the forces of Manuel ay, leader of one of the Cuban exile groups. The other three, it said, "were active counterrevolution- ary elements who had aban doned the country clandestinely to join the mercenary group the CIA trains in different bases in the United States, Central America and the Caribbean with the aim of realizing (carrying out) piratical actions against our people." (A spokesman in Miami for Ray's organization, the Revolu- tionary Junta, said Vidal Santi- ago was not a member. (Refugees in Miami said Vi- dal Santiago, 33, lived there in exile with his wife and two chil dren and worked as a house painter until he disappeared about two months ago.) fil Dale Graham and Jim Hulsey pondering over afternoon coffee ways to find more time to go fishing John Bianchi shar- the Rev. Robert H. Bonner looking forward to a vacation in Morelia Joe Zeulzius finding the weather a bit hoi and seeking cooler locations than outside Alvls L i p s- comb claiming part credit for Ihe showers since they were ir- rigating recently Mrs. Joe tong missing a white 1 o n g- haired year-old kitten, wearing a red collar, who rode off with a visitor and got out in t h e Town and Country Shopping center Mrs. Eva Barrios 14 Cents INTERSECTION CRASH Mrs. Vivian Ruth Pittman, 44, of 1516 E. Harry St. suffered multiple cuts and bruises Thursday afternoon in a two- car crash at the Juan Linn-Hummel intersection. Mrs. Piltman's car (in foreground) was headed west on Juan Linn when it was in collision with a car (in background) driven north on Hummel by Charles Allen DeYoung Jr. of Route 1, according to City Patrolman C. W. Chance. Mrs. Pittman was taken to Citizens Me- morial Hospital by Duckett ambu- lance and then transferred to a phy- sician's office for treatment. Blaze Guts Home Here Fire investigators Thursday isled a discarded cigarette as etting off the initial spark of a fast moving fire that almost completely gutted the Fred Totali Jr. residence at 2405 E. Terrace Ave. late Wednesday night. Damage was set at to he brick-veneer structure and to the contents. Fire Chief Oasey Jones and pire Marshall George Sirmon aid the cigarette apparently was accidentally dropped on a couch in the den and that it smouldered for several hours wfore becoming a full-fledged 're. Totah, who along with a broth- er, Sam Totah, owns and oper- ates Tolah's Fine Foods, 1407 E. Rio Grande Blvd. said all members of the family were asleep when he stnelled smoke and discovered the fire in the den. His wife, Doris, then took their hree children to safety and ran next door lo Ihe M. M, Ballard residence at 2406 Eon Airc Ave. rom where the alarm was turn in. Totah said he went lo the pat- o adjoining Ihe den and made futile attempt to prevent the ire from spreading from the den by squirting water from a garden hose. But the effort fell short as the flames quickly spread across a wall s qu to Ih e kit- chen and on through the major part of the residence. Other >arts damaged were the living 'oom and store room while (See FIRE, Page 7) Graduates Urged To Keep Faith By TOM E. FITE Advocate Staff Writer The choir sang "This Is My and for 384 white-clad listeners it was a statement which may lever again be quite so profoundly true. It was commencement for the largest'graduating class in the history of Victoria public schools; it was the time, in the words of Valedictorian Priscilla Lenore when the seniors closec he book on their childhood anc turned to face Ihe world of the Panel Cites Problems of Port Schools Advocate News Sen-fee PORT LAVACA The role of the Citizens Advisory Com- mittee as a supplement to the district school board was out- lined by board president Fred Bergeron at the group's first meeting Thursday night. Bergeron explained the im- mediate problems involved the growth of the schools and said that the board wanted to pre- sent Ihe Information in the problem areas compiled by Dr. Lyle Hill, district superin- tendent, and "ask you lo work on them with us." He staled that Dr. Hill, or his representa- tive, will meet with them at their request in Ihe discussion of problems, and set a larget dale of Aug. 6 to receive their first report. Bergeron then introduced Dr. Hill with the request that he present a resume of the school's growth since the last advisory group functioned. Hill illustrated his explana- tions with charts showing the financial and scholastic growth since 1953, when the annua budget was a litlle over mil- lion to 1963-64, when the budget was almost million. He also showed the sources of income and how it varies from year to year, and stated that this was (Sec PANEL, Page 7> Today's Chuckle Some people never seem lo do anything on lime ex- cept buy. adult. The world of Ihe adult, said Ihe Rev. John H. Newton in his aaccalaureate address, is one [hat carries not only the prom ise of space but the potentia of annihilating bacterial or nuclear warfare. The odds for even mild success, he said quot ing from statistics prepared by an insurance company, are less than 10 in 100. Few The slalislieal projection, Rev. Dr. Newton said, showec lhat of 100 persons aged 25 only one would become "wealthy" by age 65; four would have become mildly well- :o-do; five more would barely 30 able to live on their meager income; 26 already would have died; and 54 "would have be- come dependent upon their .......tta Judy Garland Out of Coma HONG KONG (AP) Ameri- can singer Judy Garland emerged from a coma Friday arid hospital sources said she was recovering and no longer needed oxygen. The sources, however, said she was not able to speak to any- jody, even the nurses. The nature of her illness re- mained a mystery. A hospital lurse said Miss Garland had lad a heart attack. But another nurse in the same ward de- scribed her illness as "poison- ing." The attending doctor declined lo reveal the nature of the ill- ess. The former girl wonder Hollywood films, now 41, was rushed to the hospital by taxi Thursday at the height of Ty- phoon Vfola's onslaught on the crown colony. Miss Garland arrived Satur- day from Australia aftera dis- astrous tour there. She caused public indignation by showing shouted in the ancient Hindu ritual: "May he be an Im- families or the charitable instl lulions." But the seniors were chal lenged not to cringe from tht fearsome potential of nuclear war or thu awesome odds against material success; sale the Rev. Dr. Newton, "We often fail in success." He told the graduating clas that "my generation" is mark ed with people who have gainei a measure of material success but fallen into the failure o moral disintegration. It Is a fallacy, he continued, lo sup pose that successful people ar not faced with temptation. Sense of Urgency "Temptation shakes life a the wind twists (he the Rev. Dr. Newton continued, adding that the more success- Lunar Ship Model Sent Into Orbit Lauding in 60s Step Nearer CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. America's Apollo man-fo-lhe- moon test flight program rock- eted to an impressive start Thursday when a Saturn 1 sup- erbooster propelled Into orbit an unmanned model of the lunar spaceship. The feat boosted National Aeronautics and. Space Admin- stration confidence that it can achieve the goal of a moon andlng in the 1960s. The might Saturn 1, the world's largest known rocket, its sixlh straight test light success in hurling the 'boiler plate" Apollo capsule in o an orbit ranging from 123 lo 40 miles high. 3-Man Teams Both rocket and spacecraft are early models of hardware hat is expected to boost three- man Apollo teams into earth or- >its starting in 1966, to practice or moon landings planned for 969. Officials of'NASA hailed the iticcess as a brilliant beginning or the Apollo program which s expected to cost more than J20 billion before American as- ronauts plant the Stars and Strips on the lunar surface. The >rice log on Thursday's launch- ng was more than million, ncluding million for the Saturn 1. Confidence George Mueller, NASA's asso- ciate administrator for manned space flights, reported "The success adds to our confidence ii meeting our goal of landing men on the moon in this dee- President Orders Review of Crisis In Southeast Asia SECOND TIME DALLAS, Tex. (AP) Jack convicted slayer of for- ner John F. President Ken- cdy's accused assassin, went crscrk in his Dallas County ail cell Thursday and was sub- duced by a jailer, Sheriff Bill Decker said. The .sheriff, said Ruby, 53, rokc his eye glasses, grabbed a cuspidor and threw it at a ight bulb, breaking the'light ixlure. Decker said the Incident bc- _n about a.m. and luby was "raising (he devil.1 Ruby faces death in the clcc- ric chair after conviction In a )allas court for the slaying be- ore nationwide television view- rs of Lee Harvey Oswald who tas charged with killing Ken ledy. ade. Wernher von Bra'iin, director of the Marshall Space Flight Center, which makes the Saturn rocket, called the flight "a very clean and said cxcellenl radio data were received throughout. Major goals of the flight arc to further qualify the Saturn 1, verify structural compatibility of the rocket and spacecraft during a jarring trip up through the atmosphere, and evaluate a new guidance system of the same type that will steer astro- nauts on the path of the moon Eight Engines Preliminary data indicate flawless performance by the mammoth booster. The first stage has a cluster of eight en- gines, generating liS-million pounds of thrust The second slagc, powered by high-energy liquid hydrogen, delivers a 000-pound thrust. Because of the test nature of the flight, no effort was made fo separate the Apollo crafl from the burned out second stage and an instrument pack- age. The three feel long, and weighing together. There is no plan to recover the satellite, which is expected to circle the earth for about 4V days, before being burned up b1 atmospheric friction. Shines Brightly Persons In areas over which the satellite passes ot dawn anc dusk should be able lo spot i shining as brightly as the even Woman Arrested For LBJ Threat ing star, Venus. The satellite is the sccom ful are the challenged. Though he (See GRADUATES, Page 7) more forcefully said he could heaviest ever sent into space On Jan. 29, the Saluran 1 made its first two-slage lest flight and drilled a mon ster inlo orbit. MILLION WATCH NEW DELHI, India Flames of a sandalwood bier consumed the body of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru Thursday before a vast and restless throng oi mourners who up late for a show in Melbourne, giving what many regarded as an unsatisfactory performance, and leaving early. reminding interested persons o the games night tonight 8 p.m at Our Lady of Sorrows Church for the queen candidate, Rosario Lopez Trey Bingnam get ting ready for a summer job Jo EUlne Roell leaving Citizen's Hospital and motorini to Nix Hospital for a stay Elmer Kolle, with a wedding in the air, arriving at the Post Of fice in Inez with his pick-up truck in order to take home thejat" a White House mail and packages B o b service Thursday. Granger bringing amessagel Then the President and Mrs.j from the Jack Pwmctys of Johnson motored across the Po- tomac to Arlington National Cemetery and placed a wreath of red, while and blue flowers at Kennedy's grave, _ The ceremony marked the eve duclng an old fashioned monkey of what would have been Ken- JFK Birthdatc Noted at Capital WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Johnson paid tribute to his predecessor, John F, Kennedy. Houston, formerly of Victoria Mrs. Louis Laclna accept- ing compliments on her beauti- ful pink hydrangea Frank Coflti helping a friend by pro- wrench Joe Stubhs of Place- do in town on business. ncdy's 47lh birthday, as well as the approaching Memorial Day, Nehru's Body Burned In Hindu Ceremonial >ng th. Hundreds of thousands of per- sons, massed in all directions as as the eye would sec, wit- nessed the ceremonial end of Ihe architect of modern India under a setting sun at Hajghat, the pyre of kings, beside the holy Jumna River. Though official estimates forward arid were lacking, one newspaper guessed U4 million were on hand in final tribute to Ihe wealthy, London-educated Brahmin aristocrat who devot- ed much of his life to bettering the lot of India's downtrodden, illiterate masses. He died Wednesday at 74 of a heart attack. outside the prime minister's of- ficial residence before the body was moved away on a guncar- rage pulled by 60 men. Others were (rampled during the six-mile procession to the took 3V4 and police had to use their clubs to restrain Indians crowd- ing In upon the pyre. U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, representing Ihe United Slates, narrowly escaped Injury in two brushes with the press- ing, unruly mourners. Rusk stood near the gun car- riage when'it arrived with Neh- ru's body. The crowd surged that Iwo persons were killed and six injured in a stampede a Hindu fanatic. _.......i roughly aside. Rusk was caught again In a later tidal movement. Then police moved In with ui AC-IO, ITBIALUJ. ru's chief In Ihe revolutionary rant. campaigning that led lo India's Frenzied grief was so grcal Independence from Britain 17 years ago. was assassinated by Faulty Copters Being Replaced WASHINGTON (AP) Eigh Americans have been killed in South Viet Nam because o structural failures In the ok "Flying Banana" helicopters now being taken out of servlc there, Secretary of the Arm' Stephen Alles said Thursday. And all Iroquols UH1B Bel helicopters, the type replacing the old CH21s, are being modi tied because one of them los part of its tail assembly ami cfashed.So Viet Nam last mont Alles said. The Army listed three Americans and eight Viet killed. The precaution was taken will- the Iroquofs, Alles said, al Ihough the cause of the April 1 crash is still unknown. He said an investigation showed "possl ble structural problems were u tottSrfr to the accident." Public Invited To Meet Baker ....-.-_ A reception for Robert Baker clubs (a protect him and, other of Houston, candidate for Con dignitaries. gressmaii-at-lari The site was near the spot cratie Primary where Mohandas K. Gandhi was cremated In 1948. Gandhi, Ken- ____ Elec lion, win be held at 3 p.ra, Fri day rt Victoria ChamW rf The public h Invited to attend lo "get acquainted" with Bak tr, who Is opposing Joe Pool o Dallas in Uw June 6 (lection. Advisers Ruby Goes Wild To Confer In Honolulu In Dallas Jail Decker said a jailer reached ho former night club opernlor and subdued him immediately after he smashed his glasses and Ihe light fixture. It was the second incident Ii. which Ruby has become unruly while in the jail cell. A few weeks ago Ruby btillei his head against the cell wal and superficially injured him self. Roullne medical lesls wen that fiivcn Ruby Thursday. A phy slclan said he noticed .-scratches on the condemned man's face but what caused them was noi known. Defense attorneys have re- quested a sanity hearing and psychiatric examinations for Ruby. HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) An unsuccessful woman candidate "or the Democratic nomination ror Texas governor was arrest- ed and charged Thursday wKh hreatening President Johnson's ife. Secret Service agents arrest- ed Johnnie Mao llackworlhe, 60, who calls herself a minister and 'prophclist." She lives In near- >y Brcnham, Tex. Mrs. Hackworth was ar- raigned on Ihe federal chargi ind ordered held under by U. S, Commlssione flalph Fowler, Meanwhile, in Austin where the President is scheduled to visit Uiis weekend, (he Secre Service canceled a pickup ordc for a 50-year-old West Tcxa. man, the Austin Statesman re A Secret Service agon n Austin said..... hreat Involved' Corraliers Perform at World Fair Service NEW YORK, N.Y. Crowds wore stopped near the S o u I h entrance of the World's Fair Thursday morning by the voices ot Victoria College's Singing Corraliers. The select choral group was making first appearance on the steps of the Texas Pavilion, a music hall exhibit where "To Sroadway With Love" plays three performances a day. As spectators come through he gate, one of the first things hey saw, and heard, was the 5 western dressed sludenls from he Victoria campus. give another 30-minute perform- ance there Friday morning. The touring singers spent Thursday afternoon in small groups visiting fairgrounds sights. Some rode the Swiss skyride high over the fair- (Sce SINGERS, Page 7) there was nc but declinci 'urlhor Information. Assl'. U.S. Ally. Jerald Mlz said the While House recclvec i letter from Mrs. Hackworlh threatening the life of Presiden Johnson about two weeks ago. Mlzo said Mrs. Hackworth has been a patient at a mcnta hospital and the government ex pccts to file a motion for rrienta examination. Mlze said the woman wa :harged with threatening tli life of former President Dwigh D. Elsenhower in 1055 and 1960 She was committed to a stale mental hospital In Austin in 195 after Federal dropped and charges wer stale lunac charges were filed, he said. She was returned fo the hos pltal in 1960, he said, as an cs cnpec after the second threa and a new federal charge was filed. The letter Involving the l.ilcs The Singing Corraliers Mlze said, was mailec A from Houston. Mrs. Hackworthe, a frequon candidate for public office, 01 crates the House of Prayer 1 Brcnham, between Houston an Auslln. Mize quoted Ihe allcger (See WOMAN, Page 7 300 EXPECTED Amateur Radio Group Convenes Here Today More than 300 delegates are slon, including 8 report on Hur expected to convene here foe ricane Carla at a.m. b Ihe three-day South Texas Gordan Compton of Freeport Emergency Net convention be- a speech entitled. "The Valu ginning at the Continental Inn of Emergency Communication Friday evening. In Times of This Is the third year the ra- a.m., County Judge H o w a r dlo amateurs have selected Vic- toria as their annual meeting sile. Members of the net have earned more than 50 citations or 'public service awards for maintaining communications con during Hurricane Carla in 1961. party and barbecue is planned for p.m. Friday, according to C.E. Prater, .who is in charjc of lo- cal arrangements. The 19th annual meeting has heavy schedule Saturday in- cluding contests and demonslra- rnper 4ft R. otArtin Ktrnper William. Jr.; tad Rob- of the w H 1, welcome the amateur operators' try the convention. The response will be given by'Slan Ball. Several addresses will be I ward during the mornlag tes- Hartzog of Port Lavaca; a dl. cusslon of high frequency com munlcations, a.m., A mo Peters of Taylor; a talk on Civ Defense, a.m., Frank Co of Austin, head of communlca lions for the state, and a speec by Roemer Best of C o r p u Christi, West Gulf director, a a.m. The morning session will em with a lunch break at noon, an at p.m.; a ladles luncheo will be served with Mary An Leverage in charge. The program Saturday afte noon includes a talk on Arm Laos Pressure Seen Easing WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- enl Johnson on Thursday or- cred his lop defense and diplo- matic advisers to Honolulu on unc 1-2 tor a special review of ho crisis in Southeast Asia. Communist military pressure Laos was described as cns- ng up. But concern remained vcr long-term prospects, and in the tnnglcd diplomatic arena 'rogress admllledly was slow. Acting on Johnson's directive, s a While House announcement 'Ul it, "to review the situation a the entire of State Dean lusk, now in New Delhi for the uneral of Prime Minister Neh- u, will fly lo Honolulu on Sun- !ay after brief stops for talks ft Bangkok and Snlgon. To Join Rusk Joining Uusk for the Honolulu rip will be Henry Cabot Lodge, J.S. ambassador to South Viet fam; Graham Martin, U.S. am- lassador to Thailand; and Phil- p II. Chadbourn, deputy mis- ion chief at Vientiane. of Defense Rob- ert S. McNamara, Gen. Max- well D. Taylor, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, and intelligence chief John McCone will leave Washington on Sunday on anoth- er (light for Honolulu. Also attending the two-day session will bo n number of olh- ;r high-ranking U.S. officials rom Washington and else- where. Urgent Consullallons Among them is William Bun- dy, assistant secretary of slate 'or Far Eastern affairs, who hurried to London on Wednes- day night for urgent consulta- tions with the British. !Ie told newsmen at the British capital -hat there is real danger of a Communist takeover in South- 3flst Asia. The slowdown of the Hed push n Laos was reported by State Department press officer Rich- -rd I. Phillips. He said Ihe fight- Jig now appears to be on a smaller scale than last week when the Communist Palhet swept neutralist forces off the central Plalno des Jarres. U.S. strategists believe the leds may not Iry at this lime o drive all the way to the Thai border, cutting Laos In two. But they note the Com munis Is are in a position to move further in the future unless something b dono to slop them. Maneuvering Against this background, dip- lomatic maneuvering is under way concerning not only Laos but also the rest of the Indo- china area. The Communists arc fighting also In South Viet Nam, while in Cambodia they are supporting Premier Noro- dom Sihanouk's call for a con- ference of the 14 nations signa- tory to the Geneva agreement on Indochina. The diplomatic skirmish over the Cambodian question centers for the time being at the United Nations, whero Cambodia has charged the United States and South Viet Nam with violating its homers, The Unites Slates favors a U.N. palrol of Ihe bor- der. THE WEATHER Mostly scattered cloudy with widely thundcrshowers Fri- Mars by a representative ofday. day and Saturday. A little cool- er Saturday. South winds 12 to 50 m.p.h. Friday becoming east- erly Saturday. Expected Friday lemporalurcs: High 94, low 74. South Central Texas: Consid- erable cloudiness Friday and Saturday with scattered mostly afternoon and night time thun- dcrshowers. Cooler In norlh Saturday. Highs Friday 88-96. Temperatures 94, low 74. Tides (Port Lavaca -Port O'Connor High at a.m. and low at p.m. Fri- Mars, transmitter hunts and other activities. An informal dance Is planned at 10 p.m. At 8 p.m. Sunday, a breakfast will be served for outgoing of- CKOUP, 7) Barometric pressure at s e a level; Sunset Friday, Saturday. Thlt Information biitd on from lha BUNIU Vktorli   

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