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Publication: Advocate June 19, 1964

Advocate (Newspaper) - June 19, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 43 VICTORIA, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 18 Cents Vote Due Today On Rights Bill Final Passage Is Expected WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate talked its way Thursday night toward expected passage Friday of the civil rights bill, with foes of the measure con- ceding defeat and predicting the House also will accept the com- promise package. Sen. Richard B. Russell, D- Ga., leader o! the, Southern Forces which battled against the bill since March 9, told the Sen- ate that House acceptance of the measure has been arranged and added with a note of sar- casm: wlU then go to the Presi dent to be signed into law with great fanfare, ceremony, pomp and circumstance." Early Recess After 29 senators had made their final speeches on the measure during the day, the Senate recessed at p.m. than had been ex- 11 a.m. Friday. Leaders said they had been unable to persuade as many senators to get their'speeches delivered Thursday night as they had.hoped and that a survey showed about four hours of spceehmaking remained Friday. They estimated that final pas- sage would come between 5 and 6 p.m. Friday. Longest Debate A highlight of this 82nd day of the Senate's longest debate in history was the not unex ed but politically significant an- nouncement by Sen. Barry Gold- water of Arizona that he woulc vote against the mos sweeping civil rights measure since Reconstruction days. Goldwater, who has enough committed delegates to the Re- publican National Convention to win the GOP presidential noml nation if he can hold them, sai the Victoria po- to population shows ice department during the first iree months of this year than or the same period in 1963. At the same time, 405 other ities of the same to XM population bracket reported a 24 per cent increase while an an eight per cent rise in mur lers, a 45 per cent hike in forci >le rape cases, an 18 per cen ncrease in robberies, a 21 pe cent gain in burglaries, a 29 pel cent increase in larceny and over cases and a 28 per cen 8 per cent rise was noted by thefts. JV total o 743 cities across, the nation with plus populations. The figures were released Thursday by the police depart- ment in conjunction with a re- on crime index trends over he country issued by FBI Di- ector John Edgar Hoover. Aggravated assault cases re- Mr ted to city officers was the >nly type of crime showing a major increase with the 46 per cent rise being the only cale- ;ory to show a greater percent- ige than the national figures. Other cities in the Victoria pop- ulation group reported a two per cent hike while a 17 per cent ncrease was reported in the ither comparative braket. The local report compiled by he police department records division shows a 200 per cent de crease in robbery cases, a 100 per cent decrease in robbery :ases, a 100 per cent reduction n murder cases and an elgh per cent drop in auto thefts. There was no change in the percentage of forcible rape cases, the report says. Nine per cent increases were reported in burglary and larceny SO and over offenses. persons reside in ttioss

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Publication: Advocate

Location: Victoria, Texas

Issue Date: June 19, 1964