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Advocate (Newspaper) - June 23, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 47 TSUPHONI HI I-UM VICTORIA, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 1964 Clubs, Fists Used in Racial Fight St. Aiigustine Scene of Clash ST. AUGUSTINK, Fla White gangs attacked Negro and white integraUonists with fists and clubs twice Monday at a public beach in this racially torn old city. The new outbreaks of violence .came as a federal judge ordered Gov. Farris Bryant of Florida to show cause why he should not be held in contempt of court for banning after-dark demonstrations. 1 Reassured by the judge's ac- tion, some 145 Negroes and white sympathizers marched downtown and through the an- cient Slave Market without inci- dent Monday night. Usual Taunts The demonstration met the usual taunts from white segre- gationists, who appeared fewer than on previous occasions. The marchers did not pause, but made a circle and returned to a church from whence they came. They were escorted by a single highway patrol car-until they reached the downtown sec- tion. There the sidewalks were lined with state troopers, con- servation officers, city police and sheriff's deputies. Several Beaten The incidents at the beach occurred several hours apart and were broken up by dozens of law enforcement but not before several Negro and white integrationists were beaten. Among those injured in the melees were a white integra- tiqnist who was clubbed on the head by an officer, and a Danish cameraman filming a television documentary on the United States. One Negro boy suffered a broken finger, a Negro woman's arm was slashed and another suffered cuts about the head. Josea Williams, of Savannah, Ga., an integration leader, said about nine persons were taken to'a hospital for treatment. Hit By Police He said the white youth who was hit by police was Peter Bancroft of Amherst, Mass., who was attacked by white segregationists at the beach Saturday. About 15 white men and youths armed with wooden clubs plunged into the surf after the integrationists when they re- turned to the beach following the earlier wade-in. The clubs, apparently made from rough lumber, seemed lo appear from nowhere. Several of the Negro bathers were struck, but none appeared hurl seriously. Assailants Arrested Policemen ran into the waler shouting, "Break it up! Break it About five of the white assailants were arrested. Also taken inio custody were one Negro and Iwo while integra- tion ists. About two hours earlier, 19 integrationisls waded into thi (See RACIAL, Page 10) Jury Due Today In Burglary Case County Judge Wayne L. Hart- man and Commissioners Pat Moore, Frank Barnetl and V. H Weber off lo Ihe County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas convention in Laredo this week Mrs. E. C. Vogl in Pittsfield, Mass., visiting with the Fred P. Johnsons and Mrs. Johnson being the former Grace Vogt Grover West having difficulty finding his favorite seeds George K r e i g Jr. glad to be back home and hap- py that friends missed him while he was at the World's Fair Frank Guittard prov- ing that he has a keen sense of humor to friends Fred Sanchez starling off the first day of the week with a smile the rumor going around that Herb Whrth has been d o i n f very well with his fishing ex- cursions Jerome stopping his hay baling to at- tend to some Farm Bureau bus- iness and to check up on details for the Qeeen's Contest Thurs- day Detton Ashley family in San Antonio for an agent's meeting and reporting seeing former Victorian, J. B Owea and family at San Ben I to .Mrs. H. C. Beck of Mis- sion Valley finding a cool place to do business Mrs. C. E 12 Cents PLAN LONG VOYAGE Ray Wil- kinson, 33, a Bahamas schoolmaster, and his companion, Dr. .Julia Am- bler, 27, will set sail in a homemade, 28-foot ketch on a' voyage home to England. Wilkinson, who built the boat in his spare time, has no experience sailing the high seas, so Dr. Ambler will provide some sail- ing know-how as she crossed the At- lantic last February in a 35-foot boat. (AP Photo) Selection of a jury is sched- uled to be completed Tuesday m 241 h District Court in the trial of Steve Escalanle of Blooming- ton, who is charged with the burglary of Farmer's Bar last July in Placedo. The murder trial of Lloyd Harold Moody, of 1101 S.'Navar- ro, was scheduled to have opened Monday, but was de- layed until July 7 by District Parks Board Denied Role In Port Plan Advocate News Service PORT LAVACA City Atty. Willis Jetton told City Council Monday night that the Recreation and Parks Board cannot participate in the sum mer youth program. He said that as the program is presently planned, Ihe char- ter's provisions would not allow entering it. He said the charter allows for creating and build- ing of recreatonal facilities, but not (or participation in such a program. At the last meetng, the coun- cil rescinded a motion passed May II, which approved the Recreation and Parks Board participation in a summer pro- gram, asked the board to with- draw as a sponsor and tabled further action for study in or- der lo determine if the city could contribute financially to the pur- chase of needed equipment for the program. In other action the council re- appointed Dr. F. M. Logsdon as Judge Joe E. Kelly because of n juries suffered by Moody in an automobile accident near Wharton. Moody will be tried in the shooling death of Lloyd Davis Norman, a bartender, last Nov. 29 in the front of Last Word Tavern in the 600 block of Easl Second Street.. until July 6 was the trial of Emilio Martinez, a Puer- to Rico merchant seaman charged with unlawful posses sion of marijuana. Escalante was arrested Sept. 18 by Deputy Jimmy Kubecka. Four others had been arrestec earlier. They were Ernest Pena, Casimiro Rodriguez, Samuc Canchola and Steve Liserio; who pleaded guilty. The former three were given probationary scn- (See JURY, Page 10) city health officer for a tw o-cidenlal drowning, he said, year term and re-appointed Frank Diebel, R. E. Clegg and A .L Burris to the Port Com- mission for Iwo-year lerms. II also appointed Perry Johnson to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission. Councilman Homer Bower's resignation .was accepted, and a resolution was passed support- Ing the Guadalupe-Blanco Riv- er Authority's efforts to obtain a permit for a salt water bar- rier on the Guadalupe River. Baptists Rap Topless Suit DALLAS, Tex. paraded Monday at the Orchid :.M e ,r Shop, a suburban woman's wear lm" store displaying the topless bathing suit. "Christ will fill out your said one sign carried by one of the 40 men, women and children from the Carroll Ave- nue Baptist church. "We protest m the nam of another sign said. "Down with the said another. On display in a show window of the shop was a bright red re-kin. Prater commenting on a quid summer day in town Mn IMert P. Barry offering a minder of the open bouse from 4 to t p.m. today at the Zir- jacks, 603 N., Main Street, In honor of Heather Hogarth of South Africa, adding that Vic- toria High School as well as the public are invited tion'was "long he'toW ftatner will leav. for ihtettfe The pickets left the scene af- ter the suit was sold and re- moved from the window. The Rev. Ed Wyart. pastor of the Carroll Avenue cmirch, let the pickets. Asserting church ac- groups to joto in proiMt School Chief Resigns at Port Lavaea Advocate NEWS PORT LAVACA J. Lyle lill, superintendent of Ihe Cal- loun County Independent School District, has resigned effective July 31. The .school board accepted nis resignation "with regrets" at its recenl meeling, F. P. Bergeron, board chairman, said. fllll has been superintendent here for two years. He moved here from a similar position in No Verdict Yet In Pool Drowning An autopsy report In the death of Clyde A. Marshall, 65, o Liaredo, showed that death was due to drowning, but no forma verdict has yet been returned b; Justice of the Peace Alfred C Baass. Marshall's body was foum loaling early Sunday afternoon n the swimming pool at Con :lnenlal Inn. No witnessess have seen found who saw Marshal fall Into the water. He was fully clothed. Baass indicated Monday nigh that he had searched belongings of Marshall, but had found n notes, and nothing to indicat any despondency. Unless new evidence is found, the verdic will be one of death due to ac Civil Rights Bill Readied For Agreement Seen Property Sale By City to County McAllen. 'Nothing Definite' The administrator said he has "nothing definite yet" in the way ot a position elsewhere, and that he plnns lo take -his time before making a decision on a new position. Bergeron said Hill gave the board no reason for his resigna- tion and did not express any future plans. "We are very sorry to see him go, and he leaves with the best wishes of the Ber- geron said. Candidates Invited Concerning the problem ot fil- ling the vacancy created by the resignation, Bergeron said the board plans to interview candi- dates by invitation for the post, "We have been making con- tact with colleges and univer- sities concerning prospective ap- he said. "We believe that the best way to fill the vacancy will be lo Interview candidates by invitation." Pre-July 4 Ceremony Eyed WASHINGTON (AP) House leaders started the wheels turn- Ing Monday toward final action on the civil rights bill probably 10 days from now. That would put it on President Johnson's desk in time for a symbolic July 4 signing into law. The only cloud on the horizon is a backstage squabble over whether the Republicans can count on recessing after that un- til their presidential nominating convention is over. The GOP Platform Committee meets the week before the convention be- gins in San Francisco on July 13, So far, Majority Leader Carl Albert, D-Okla., has given them no such assurance. And he told newsmen Monday the leader- ship hopes to bring up the ad- ministration's top-priorlly pov- erty bill lhat week. Denies Threat Republican Leader Charles A. Halleck of Indiana, speaking separately to reporters, implied that Republicans on the Rules Committee might not be so In- clined to cooperate on the civil rights bill if they are denied a recess slarting July 3. But he denied he was making any Ihreal. The Democrats figure they probably have enough votes in the Rules Committee even with- out Republican help. This Is the parliamentary sit- uation: When the Senafe-passed version of the civil rights bill fficially reached the House on donday, Rep. Kmanuel Celler, D-N.Y., chairman of Ihe Judici- ary Committee, asked unani- mous consent for Ihe House to concur In Its provisions. This would have sent it to the presi- dent. Leap To Feet As expected, half a dozen Southerners leaped lo their fee o object. Rep. William Calmer D-Miss., was designated the one who officially objected for' the record.' Thereupon, Celler's resolution !p bring the matter (o the House 'loor for a vote was referred to :he Rules Committee. That puts t in the haiids of Rep. Howarc W. Smith, D-Va., chairman o :he committee and leader of Southern forces in the House. But Smith can stall it for L maximum of only 10 days by to convene the commit ee. Then it can be taken out oi ils hands by a majority of thcriod 1955-61 an estimated >IUIon In medical care costs and gross lifetime Income loss were avoided through use of Ihe Salk the commis- iion said. "The cost of developing arid administering Ihe vaccine otaled 4653 million. Thus the Dr. David B. Allman, At- lantic City, N.J., chairman of the commission, said the four- volume 613-page report reflects "a virtual explosion of medical advances In the past 25 years. As a result of improved med- ical care and better' standards of living, he said, "the death rate has declined, life expect- ancy for the population as a whole has approached the Bib- lea I three score years and 10, wsplial stay has been shorten- ed and certain diseases virtu- ally eliminated." added lhat "since the lly e He quality of medical care has im- Consumer Price Index pro- cedures are ineffective In ad- Justing price Indexes for these quality changes, the CPI over- states the true rise in medical care prices." As an example, he said, phy slcltn fees increased 112 per economic benefit during seven-year period was this pal- ciliated as being more than billion." 2. Early diagnosis of cancer of the ulerus. "During the period there were 000 deaths In Ihe United Stales attributed to cancer of the uterus. Had the death rates lhat were recorded hi 1930 prevailed throughout the 30-year iroved greatly and the present period, It was estimated that deaths would have been attributed to cancer of the uterus. This Is a difference of lives and the death rate is continuing to decline." 3. Surgical correction of con- genital heart detects. "A study (See CAKE, Pap M) ;