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Advocate (Newspaper) - May 31, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 24 TELEPHONE HI t-1491 VICTORIA, TEXAS, SUNDAY, MAY 31, 1964 IjUblUhtd IH4 46 Pages Two Race Drivers Die at Indianapolis MARKET DEALT BLOW Beef Imports Sold Here By HENRY WOLPK Jit, Advocate Staff Writer Cases of area cattle feed- ers losing money, or even going broke, are common today. Yet, there are re- ports of imported beef being sold in some Victoria stores. This situation is helping to create perplexing prob- lems locally and throughout the nation, cattlemen and domestic packers say. There is no easy solution, they admit, but indicate some- thing must be done soon, or the already sick cattle in- dustry is doomed. Often a local housewife makes a purchase of im- ported meat without know- ing it. Sometimes the price is lower, hut generally im- ported beef sold in South Texas costs about the same over the counter as domes- tic meat. There have been recent purchases by some local grocery stores of imported beef brought to Texas at Houston and Corpus Christ! ports. This meat is sold to the stores at prices area packers are unable to match. They are concerned, along with the cattleman, but as one packer said, they are generally unwilling to openly make statements against the situation be- cause these same stores arc also their customers. Over- lapping of interests such as this are common in today's beef import story. "It's the boned out meat that is really giving us one small packer that serves the Victoria area said, but he also confirmed that some imported frozen carcasses have been pur- chased by local retailers. "This really hurls the little he added, noting that the stores that made such purchases did so at prices considerably lower than he could sell them fresh beef. He said that the Idea of requiring imported beef to be marked as such was a good one, but that- another good idea is for stores to let their ciispmers know Ihey are selling domestic beef. Who suffers? Tho local cattleman, feeder, packer, feed store operator, farmer and others say they are get- ting the short end of the deal. The housewife does not seem to be gaining any- thing. Instead of improving, the situation is getting worse. The import situation has been in the news for some months now. Representa- tives from cattlemen as- sociations, i n c 1 utling Leo Welder of Victoria, im- mediate past president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, have spent c o n s i dcrable time in Washington concern- ing the matter. These spokesmen for the industry have, on repeated occasions, urged something be done to reduce the flow of imported beef during this lime when domestic production is at an all-time high Itself out- distancing the so called population explosion. This grassroots action dirl help bring about the volun- tary agreements, primar- ily between the United States, Australia and New Zealand. It provides that imports be trimmed back to an average of the 1962- 63 levels resulting in a six per cent cutback from last year. However, these agree- ments also allow for a 3.7 per cent increase for the next two years and do not cover canned or processed meals. In other words, they of- fer the two countries a chance to trim imports a little now, but at the same time insures them, of a (See STORY, Page HA) Reporter Finds Of Thievery HOUST9N far-flung web of thievery is siphoning off government properly from mili- tary installations, the Houston Post reported Saturday. In a copyrighted story, re- porter Mike Clark wrote that for less than of the Post's money, he personally purchased stolen government property which he said was conservative- ly estimated to be worth more than The the article said, pur- chased a wide variety of goods, including sports gear, military wearing apparel, tools, office equipment, ammunition, a tele- vision set, a bed and electronic testing equipment. His purchases were the result of a four-month-long investiga- tion which took him to eight Air Force bases in Texas and Okla- homa. A registered letter was sent by the Post to Air Force Secre- tary Eugene Zuckert requesting instructions as to where the stolen goods should be returned to the U.S. government. The article said the military black market is seldom an or- ganized ring. Basically it con- sists of individual members of the armed forces taking things that belong to the government, and putting them to their own use or selling them to others in order to pick up extra cash. "Some take only what they need or want at home, such as tools, insect spray, paper tow- els or toilet tissue. Others make regular raids on ammunition stores and supply warehouses and sell the loot to collaborat- ing retail merchants in the com- munity for resale. Still others take things to give or sell to their friends." "I did not leave a single base I visited empty handed. At some I could have filled he wrote. AUSTIN (AP) President Johnson said Saturday night he wants to "achieve a broad na- jonal consensus" to wipe out obstruction and paralysis and lelp create "a nation without rancor and a world without Leroy Rcpka in town to tell about the Inez Volunteer Fire- man's Dance, June 5 at Inez Jo Elaine Rocll now Johnson Seeks Consensus To Reach National Goals In a speech prepared for com- mencement exercises at the University of Texas, the chief executive called for a "knowl- edge explosion" lo help build Ihe Great Society he has talked of often in recent weeks. Johnson said that everywhere in the land, people want liberty, peace, justice and ''education for their children and an im- proving life for their families." Asserting that "this is the real voice of he said, "one of the great tasks of polit- ical leadership" is to amplify this voice so it is heard. In the key passage of his ad- dress, he continued: "I am going lo Iry to do this I intend to try and achieve a broad national consensus which can end obstruction and paralysis and liberate the ener- gies of the nation for the work of the future." Johnson, who has said he vanls to be a "president of all he elaborated on Ihis hcme and he pictured Ihis way he fruits ot the national con- sensus he envisions: "I want a happy nation, not a harassed people men with >ridc in their ancestry and hope or Iheir humble Contest On To Replace Dead Nehru NEW DELHI, India Juarrcling politicians who spent heir careers In the shadow of 'rime Minister Nehru searched ror a new leader Saturday, but he power vacuum persisted in a succession struggle full of danger for mourning India. The high command of the rul ng Congress party assembled ror the First time to select the man lo carry on Nehru's fight against poverty, illiteracy and disunity plaguing 470 mil- ion people. But the choice of a now prime PHILADELPHIA A tired minister, fateful in the East- Corraliers Tour Gotham Advocate News Service LADELPHIA A ...__ bunch of Victoria College Cor- raliers arrived Saturday night in Philadelphia after spending a busy day touring everything from the Empire State Building to Chinatown in New York's Manhattan. They took the Staten Island Ferry, by the Statue of Liberty, visited the U. N. Building, and rode the busy subways. How- ever, Frank Deaver, who is one of the adult sponsors accom- panying the college singers, noled that "none of us could stand up and read tho paper while riding the subways with- .Vest struggle for influence in his part of Ihe world, was put off. A 30-minute closed meeling >rought an announcement of an- other session Sunday to try to settle the bltler rivalry and agree on a unanimous selection The brief conference of Ihe jarty's 18 member working committee nevertheless pro- out holding on lives can.' like the na- The parly split into several groups for part of Ihe day, leaving New York about V p.m. for Plymouth Meeting, a sub- urb of Philadelphia. The Corraliers have two per- formances Sunday, one at 11 a.m. at Weslside Presbyterian AIISS jo tiamc JIOCH now ?.hurch. in Philadelphia, and in Room 544, Sanla Rosa Hos- 'h.e "her at p.m. at the pital, San Antonio to await Congregational Church in surgery on Monday Sirs. Plymouth Meelmg. D. L. Phelps and Mrs. A. G. Schrocdcr taking reservations for Ihe William P. Rogers Chapter, UDC, Jefferson Davis Luncheon, Wednesday at the Continental Inn and reminding of the Tuesday morning dead- line Mrs. C. F. Taylor in line for birthday congratula- tions Monday Mrs. E. AL Van 7 a mil and Mrs. Lota Clark planning to be hostess from 3 to 5 p.m. today for the Mc- Namara O'Connor Museum ex- hibit of paintings by Amy .Pat Nevlud from Texas Ait, and Wesley Johnson mak- ing it in from Howard Payne Colleg. Freeman Lee arriving home attending the convention, which opened Friday night. Saturday activities will In elude various addresses, plus Ing the finer points of his contests and demonstrations o 0. P. Austin learn- automobile fuel pump Marc Btrnhard being bashful friends about his honor teur radio operators, were con roll status Jack Glenn find- ing himself involved with cu- cumbers and the pickling sea- Radio Amateiii's In Convention A breakfast honoring outgoing officers of the South Texas Emergency Net will be servet at S a.m. Sunday at Conlinen tal Inn. New officers will be electee at a business meeting at a.m., the same lo be Installed at the annual convention ban quet al p.m. equipment. Transmitter hunts which test the skill of the ama ducted Saturday afternoon. Mack Wall is convention chairman, and Don Norlhrup co-chairman. duced a resolution pledging old India the Congress parly to hold India on he paths of neutralism and so- cialism on which Nehru led the nation since it became inde- pendent in 1947. Informants said, however, the jarty leadership moved no clos- ?r to choosing Nehru's heir Tom among the chief contend- ers: Acting Prime Minister G. L Nanda, Lai Bahadur, minis- :er wilhoul porlfolid, ex-Finance Minister Morarji Dcsai and Fi- nance Minister T. T. Krishna- machari. Party leaders decided the choice should be made within Ihe next 10 days, before the cur rent session of Parliament ends The deadlock stems from the (See CONTEST, Page IOA) lefore their God and concerned always with the wants and needs of their fellow human be igs." Johnson interrupted a work- and-relaxatlon holiday weekend at his ranch home in Johnson City, 65 miles west of this state capital, to blueprint presiden goals at the campus ol the Texas Longhorns. The President, a 1930 gradu ate of Southwest Texas State College at San Marcos, was iionored with a doctor oi laws togrce. And Mrs. Johnson, who wlds Iwo bachelor degrees from Texas, was awarded a doctor o letters degree. In these cases, tho doctorates were honorary in more than th usual sense. Whereas many uni vcrsitics are free with these de grecs at commencement time Texas lias bestowed them onl; twice before in this John Nance Garner, then vicc left as It is for a period of up lo 20 years or perhaps long- er, Counly officials, on the other hand, hove not yet reach ed the decision lo put such a tipulalion in writing, although hey have indicated readlnes lo Ivc such a reasonable verbal assurance. The outlook is that this ob- stacle to finalizing the deal may be removed in discussions now in prospect, and an an- nouncement may be made in time for some action at the next meeting of Ihe commis- sioners court on June 8. The first slop probably would >c a thorough analysis of the clly's litle to Ihe half-block, which at one time was the is- sue in long-drawn litigation in ;he courts. On its part, it was under- stood that the city has con- cmplatcd tentative plans for using Ihe from the county as the nucleus lo pro vide a new and badly needed police station and jail to in- clude many of the advanced fa- cilities required in modern law enforcement. The county's permanent im movement fund Is figured In he 1064 budget at a little more ban and this could be used to pay cost of the pur- chase price being offered to the city. A nominal amount In county warrants, if necessary could be Issued to take care o whatever balance is required. From there, the county would then be ready lo go Into Ihe actual planning of the urgent ly needed office and courts building. This could be done very likely In time lo includi (See ACCORD, Page JDA) Today's Chuckle Victoria Bronle Public Li wary request (or addiliona unds from the city will be discussed at the City Counci meeting Monday at 5 p.m., hu here was no advance Indlca ion as lo how the counci members have decided. Library officers early thi 'ear' asked the city lo increase Is conlrlbulion so lhat plan :ould be made for upgradlni ibrary prof cssional service next year, and al Ihe last scs sion council members agroei o give a final decision Men day. Money for Uio library wouli lot become available mil: Oct. 1, however, Uie beginning (Sec COUNCIL, Page IOA) 600 Trapped at Resort As Storms Belt State One of MOMOW'I hotels proudly boasts .that there Is a television every room U you, Two Votes Gained for Cloture WASHINGTON (AP) Lead- ers In the marathon Senate trugglo to pass the civil rights illl gained support Saturday of wo' more senators in their drive lo limit debate and force voting. Sens. A. S, Mike Monroney, 0-Okla., and Karl E. Mundt, R- i.D., In separate interviews said hey would vote lo impose clo- uro, the Senate's term for lim- iting debate, if this Is necessary !o bring action. This brought lo 58 the number of senators who have told The Associated Press they would support debate limitation. The list of 30 Democrats and IB Republicans still Is nine short of the or two-thirds required to limit debate it all 100 senn- :ors are present and voting. Another 26 Dem- ocrats and two Republicans are lisled os (irmly opposed to what Sen. Richard B. Russell, D-Ga., and others fighting the rights measure call "the gag rule." But the hill's backers arc hopeful they can win over enough of the 16 undecided or uriplcgcd members so they can hall talk next month on the measure which has been under discussion In the Senate since March 9. Monroney said he wanted to be pertain that Iho Senate would get a chance to vole on amend- ments and the different seclions of the complete measure before (See VOTES, Page 10A) ny THR A5SOCIATRD PRESS A hall laden, wind driven hunderslorm, dumping torrents of rain, caused President John- son's commencement address at he University of Texas to, he moved to the Austin Municipal Auditorium Saturday night. At the same lime, about 600 .icrsons were trapped at Spring, near Houston by rising waters of Mirror Lake. The events followed drench- ng rains, heavy winds, damag- ng hall and tornado scares over much of the state. A large section of Ihe Texas midlands, ncluding Austin, was under se- vere thunderstorm alert. The Harris County Department said the persons trapped at Mirror Lake were members of the Salesmanship Club of Houston which had _ to Ihe lake for a Memorial Day picnic. High water following heavy rains washed out the only bridge to the picnic grounds. Members of the Marine Division of the .1 h c r I f f's department rushed lo the scene with boats Austin erupted Into a bedlam when It was decided la move the commencement exorcises across town to the auditorium from the mall In front of the university's main building. Only about persons can get' into Ihe auditorium and some were expected al he mall. When tho announce- ment of the move came, there was a mad dash of automobiles across town. As the race began, hall, wind and torrcnls of rain lashed Austin. Traffic policemen at- tempted In vain lo slow the rush. Ceremonies were delayed about an hour. The big Austin storm came after severe thunderstorms had (Sec Page IDA) Sheriff's thuni gone of were showers THE WEATHER Parlly cloudy lo cloudy wllh widely scattered showers and idcr showers Sunday and Monday. Southeasterly winds at 10 to 20 m.p.h. in the day- lime and gusty in Ihe vicinity of thundershowers, Expected Sunday temperatures Low 72, high 88. South Cenlral Texas: Partly cloudy to cloudy Sunday through Monday with widely scattered showers and thunder- No important temp- erature changes. High Sun- (lay 80-00. Temperatures Saturday: High i, low 71. Barometric pressure at sea level: 20.75, Sunset Sunday: Sun- rise Monday: Thu Information on I r o m Ihe U.S. Weather Bureau Victoria Office, ;