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   Advocate (Newspaper) - June 25, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 49 THJCFHONI HI H4S1 Manhunt Spreads in Mississippi Dulles Confers With Governor PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) While House trouble shooter Allen W. Dulles flew into trouble wracked Mississippi Wednesday and immediately conferred with Gov. Paul John- son on the disappearance of three civil rights workers. Dulles, sent to the Mississippi capital by President Johnson for an on-the-spot report, huddled with the governor at the execu- tive mansion as heavily armed posses searched for the missing jet les trio. Alighting from a military transport at Jackson, Dulles said he did not come to Missis- sippi to join in the search and does not plan to visit Philadel- phia, about 40 miles northeast of Jackson. Law Enforcement Dulles said that in his talks with Gov. Johnson, "We'll dis- cuss certain problems arising from the law enforcement situa- tion, and so I will find out what I can and report back to Presi- dent Johnson in Washington." He plans to return to Washing- ton Thursday. The governor kept mum dur- ing the day as the search lor the missing youths broadened. A caravan of Negro integra- tion leaders arrived here to par- ticipate in the search for the trio. They met with officials in the heavily guarded courthouse By JAMES SIMONS Advocate Staff Writer An 18-year-old Victoria youth was hospitalized early Wednes- day morning with multiple in- juries including a fractured jaw and a possible fractured skull following a brief scuffle with a police officer after he had been placed under arrest for throw- ing rocks at a residence. David A. Watkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Watkins of 3005 E. Rio Grande St., was re- Mrted in satisfacory condition Wednesday night at Citizens Me- morial Hospital where he was mmediately taken by police following the incident that oc- in the squadroom at po-i ice headquarters. Other injuries included a small bruise on his left cheek, a blackened left eye, a two-inch gash on his chin which required eight stitches to close, several small cuts on his Up and the ,oss or chipping of three or four teeth. Police said the injuries were inflicted when Watkins kneed City Patrolman Cary Taylor in 12-Year Sentence Given in Burglary Steve Escalante of Bloomington received an auto- and were assured they would be matic 12-year' prison sentence Wednesday night when ProSress of jury in Judge Joe Kelly's 24th District Court found the investigation. Only Clue A charred station found Tuesday wagon, in a lonely swamp northeast of here, re- mained the only clue to the baffling disappearance of the three whiles and a Negro. Federal, state and Neshoba County officers, sweltering in mid-90 degree weather, combed the bayous and red clay hill- sides and checked shacks and barns in this east-central Mis- sissippi-region. As the hours dragged by inte' gration leaders voiced fears the missing youths' names might MANHUNT, Page 12) Tentative Verdict Given m Death A' tentative, verdict of acci- dental drowning was returned in the Sunday death of Clyde A Marshall of Laredo Wednesday by Justice of the Peace Alfred C. Baass. Baass said .the verdict might possibly be changed when he re- ceives a toxicological examina- tion report from Austin. He said it might be two weeks before the report is completed. Marshall's fully-clolhed body was found floating face down in the swimming pool at Continen- tal Inn, 2702 Houston Highway. No one saw Marshall fall into Ihe pool. He had been registered al the motel since Wednesday and was under the care of two local physicians. Assistant Postmaster Law- rence Coffey offering some ex- tra help to the Internal Revenue Service by helping Bill Slanton tie up an mailing unwieldy box for Alice Wehmeyer friends to come calling Monte Ricottilli and Bob Nie man exchanging Fort Polk stor- ies, and Monte planning a sum- mer school venture at Victoria College next semester Mrs. Edwin L. Wagner, subscriber in Lake Charles, La., sending a clipping of the beautiful new bridge to be opened in that cit' Friday Kilen Lowery f nally getting her deer head tro- phy and sister, Virginia, being and Frels himself. kind enough to pick it up for her Mrs. Paul Herder of San Antonio in town for the day from the ranch home at Mc- Faddln where Ihe family Is spending the month of July Ed pointing out that Lit- ball contest iponsored by the Homtoo are requested to Mod their application to Radio Station KNAL before the Juno certo Groaso No. t in G. Major 28 deadline, and that anyone UMV nyvoc needing additional application blanks can obtain them by call, tag Urn at HI S-C11 VICTORIA. TEXAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 1964 CitibUihK) WITH OFFICER House Unit Victoria Youth Knocks Out Hurt in Scuffle his crotch while the officer was checking contents of the sus- pect's, billfold. Wai kins was knocked to the floor on being backhanded by the officer who said he acled only in self-defense in reaction to the attack. A physician who treated the wounds said it was his opinion that a majority or possibly all of the wounds were inflicted when Watkins struck the floor face-down." The youth had been arrested at p.m. Tuesday by Tay- lor, Sgt. Raymond Curnutle and City Patrolman Gayle Bing in front of a duplex house in the 300 block of East Brazos Street where the rock-throwing inci- dent had been reported only minutes earlier. The incident was the basis of a malicious mischief charge that was filed in county court Wednesday. Po- lice said a drunk charge will be filed Thursday against Wat- kins. Watkins was lying In a flower- bed and was "passed oul" when (See YOUTH, Page U) him guilty of a second offense burglary charge. The verdict was returned shortly before 11 p.m., five and a half hours after the case had gone to trie jury. Escalante was on trial In connection with a burglary'last KVIC Sold To Firm From Brownwood Radio Station KVIC has been sold by the J. G. Long inter- ests of Bay City to Pioneer Broadcasters of Texas, Inc. of Brownwood subject to approval of the Federal Communications Commission. Station Manager Bob Tharp, in announcing the sale, said no personnel or operational changes are anticipated in the change in ownership. The station will continue to operate under the Long owner- ship until the FCC approval, which is expected to take sev- eral months. Wendell Mayes Sr. and his son, Wendell Mayes Jr., are the Broadcasters, which also op- erates radio stations KNOW in Austin, KXOL in Fort Worth, KCRS in Midland, WACO in W a c'o as well as stations in Brownwood and Snyder. Besides the Mayes', other per- sons owning 10 per cent or more of the capital stock in Pioneer Broadcasters are William W. (See KVIC, Page 12) July at the Farmers' Bar in Placedo. About five-cases of beer were stolen. Two More Terms He had been convicted pre- viously in 1960 for a burglary of the Quincy Thompson Gro- cery Store in Blooming Ion and was assessed a two-year sen- tence. The: same year, he re celved two more two-year terms for burglary in Refugio County Escalanle's attorneys, Dave Whitlow and Emmett Cole.Jr. verdict was read by Dist. Clerk Pearl Staples. A'12-year term is automatic in second offense cases. The jury had a choice of disregarding Ihe second offense and assessing a lerm of between two and twelve years. Arrested Last-Year Escalante was arrested las! Sept. 18 by Deputy Sheriff Jim my Kubecka of Bloomingtoa ,l i f yt primary stockholders in Pioneer The stale's case was presented and County Atty. W. W. Kilgore Allan Kovar was foreman o: the jury which also includec Hugh D. Clark, William J Dodds, George Hiram Elmer Jr., H. W. Wilhelmsen, Arthur Cummiags, Norris Gienwood Billo, Norman Sims, Earvin Brown, John Neely Jr., Billy Srader and L. Kent Wilden. Medicare Social Security Hike Okayed WASHINGTON (AP) The louse ways and Means Com- mittee voted down President Johnson's health care plan for the aged Wednesday but gave Preliminary approval to increas- ng Social Security payments 5 >er cent. Rep. Cecil R, King, D-Callt., co-author of the program to pro- vide health care under Social Security, said he now hopes the Senate will write a health care >lan into any Social Security lilt the House may pass. But even this would face rough going when returned to he House. Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, 5-Ark., chairman of Ways and deans, would head House con- assigned to work out a mutually acceptable bill Major Roadblock His opposition to increasing Social Security taxes to finance he plan is considered the ma- or factor in blocking his com- mittee's approval. It was a motion by King, how- ever, that removed the health care provisions from further committee consideration. He acted to avoid a certain vole against it. The motion also ruled out considerallon by the committee of any alternate plan or 1m- irovement lo the existing sys em of state-federal care for the ndigent. Voice Vote Approval The motion was reported adopted by voice vote. Rep. John W. Byrnes of Wis- consin, senior commitlee Re- publican, made the first motion io increase the cash payments total of 8 per cent. Some of the Democrats, It was reported, objected that this would end any possibility o! adding some hospital benefits to the Social Security plan. Others questioned the additional cost, The motion reportedly lost 12 to 12, Tie voles defeat motions. Preliminary Vote Rep. Hale Boggs, D-LS., then moved for 'the 5 per cent in crease. It was approved, after a recess, on a preliminary vote The committee then took up Rural Land Values Boosted bv VISD filed notice of the other provisions. The developments drew a prompt response from John W Edelman, president of the Na- tional Council of Senior Citizens In a press statement, he said in part: "An increase in Social Secur ity cash long not an acceptable substitute for paid-up insurance against the unpredictable cosi of medical care. "The health care needs of old- by Dist. Ally. Wiley Che a lham cr Americans grow more des- gands, as an exchange student perale every con- gress fails to act. The pitiful cash benefit increase will hard- ly meet the cost of band-aids for the average senior cilizen." The maximum present retire- ment payment for an individua now is a month, the aver age and the maximum pay- (See MEDICARE, Page 12) SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Music, Props Help Mood Period music and tapestries will help set the mood when the Victoria Shakespeare Festi- val opens Friday evening. Cur- lain time is p.m. but the entertainment will begin earlier. Mrs. Kubln Steele Frels, a former concert pianist, and her husband, an accomplished or- back from New Jersey afler a bit of added training for her See- ing Eye Dog Mora Mrs. Raymond Latek, treasurer and Mrs. Herbert S. Krehmeler, two year director, erroneously omit- ted from a Soroptimisls install- ation story Mrs. Doy Moody recommending a cool swim as refreshing after a hot summer vy tot> crt adding her own personality house whi1e {u.st.nighters to a gracious inflation for arriving, and on stage later. The later performances will be ganist, have trained a group of the madrigals is one entitled the city's more talented teen- agers in madrigals, canons and madrigal canons from the peri- od of the 13th through the 17th centuries. The group will perform both of the Devereux Play- continued throughout the eight- week festival which will bring performances each of "A Mid- summer Night's Dream" and "Taming of the Shrew." Madrigal singers include Mike Klaus, Steve Heath, Lynda Kloti lantha Dobsky, Norman Lind- say, Julia Lindsay, Billye Rob- erts, Becky Hill, Gall Gerrard, Linda Glover, Ronnie Koliba In addition to the madrigal singers, special recorded music has been selected from Bach and Handel for intermission. During the first intermission J. S. Bach's "Concerto for Two Harpsichords" a teldom played and lest frequently re- corded be beard: Then during the second inter- mittion the Baroque-like Con- by G. F. Handel will be heard. Further adding to the stmos- created by tht music will be two tapestrlM in the foyer of the theater by Christy Donoghue Antiques. To the left of the entrance will be a Jacobean tapestry of 19th Cen- tury English origin, while straight ahead the first-nighlers will see a replica of an 18th Century French tapestry. Of particular interest among "0 My Heart" which reveals some facets of Henry VHIthal not eve n Shakespeare got around to in his play. Henry VII, trained In the priesthood where he is believed lo have re- ceived his music training, is Ihe author of this piece written when he was 28 years old. The (See FESTIVAL, Page 12) 30 5 Cents Not All Property To Be Affected By PAT WITTE Advocate Staff Writer Farm and ranch properly lying within the bound- aries of the Victoria Independent School District is ap- parently in store for a significant increase in tax valu- ation. One member of Ihe VISD's Board of Equalization said the increase could average as much as 20-25 per cenl, but that not all property would be aflecled to the same degree. "Rural said J. W. fluntcr, a member of the board, "has been assessed loo low for years, and city taxpayers have seen carrying the burden. We decided II was time lo make some adjustments." Oscar Phillips, another mem- ber of the board, said (hat "this is the first lima we've ever really taken a closo look at farm properly during tho five years I've been on the board. There has been a dis- parity between cily and rural property on the lax rolls fora HOMEWARD BOUND Heather Hogarth, right, looks for a place to pack her pair of prized Texas boots as she' prepares for the long trip home to Mossell Bay, South Africa, after spending a year as an exchange student with the Allan T. Wiegand family of Victoria. Her "sister" for the past year, Beltye Jean Weigand, helps with the packing. (Advocale Photo) Heather Agrees She Was Lucky V-. happens when a 17-year- old girl leaves her home to ivay to go before' sho returns lome. She and other exchange spend a year with a strange students across the country will family in a strange city be given a lour of the World's miles away on another co.n- linent? When that girl is a poised and sophisticated young lady like Heather Hogarth, of Mos- sel Bay, South Africa, there really isn't much of a problem at all. Heather has spent'a year In the home of the Allan -I.: Wei- in Washington and go on other excursi6ns before leaving the U.S. She won't leave New York Cily unlll July 23, and will ar- rive home Ihe following day. She has formed some in- sponsored by the American Field Service. She leaves Victo- ria early Thursday morning on the first leg of the journey that will take her homo again. "It's been a wonderful expe- she said Wednesday as she paused in her packing. "Be- ing here with the Weigands in Victoria is somcling I will xeasure for Ihe rest of my lite." Bui then Victoria has benefit- ed from Heather's presence, oo. She has made a good im- >ression on everyone she's met lere, and her new friends and amily are a little richer in ex- rerience for having known her. "It's a funny Heather said. "Of the 89 students from South Africa going, to school in America this year, I was the only one sent to Texas, and as soon as I arrived here, every- one told me how lucky I was to be sent lo Texas. "Afler spending a year here, I can sec that they were right." Heather actually has a long Americans, Texans and Vic torians during her slay here. Today's Chuckle "School standards are about approval of the plan was made Ihe same here as I hey arc at she says, "but there are some differnccs. In South Africa, students take fewer subjects, but concentrale more on them. It seems to me that South African students know (See STUDENT, Page 12) MUSIC FOR; toria youngsters, joined by Victoria theater man Rubin Frels and coached by his wife, will entertain theater- goers during the next eight weeks .with period madrigals and canons io bo sung before performances of Vic- toria's Shakespeare Festival. Part of the group Is shown here during a practice ttsalon. (Advocale long lime, and so mo Ih Ing should have been done about it sooner." Increase Id Revenue Phillips added thai the new assessments on rural property K expected to bring (n a sub- stantial Increase m revenue lor the school district, but lhat la anticipated no real criticism from property owners. The Board ot Equalization will hold Us first meeting on land values Mondny al 10 a.m. al the VISD Administration Build- ing, 16U E. North SI. Tax Assessor-Collector Fred Sandhop said notices of the in crease In valuation have already been mailed lo property owners but Dial he had no idea how many had been mailed, nor how much additional: revenue the school district would realize. Amount Undetermined "No, we don't count the notices we send Sandhop said, "and I don't have any idea how many we did mall, although Ihe total was somewhat higher moan some additional revenue, ot course, but just how niiicl more is hard lo say right now.' Roy Greenwood, business manager for the VISD, said the recommendation for I h e ad justed tax structure was made by Ihe school board. He nqlec :ontingent upon it being carried hrough without the need for a general lax rate increase. Tax Rate Unchanged The current tax rate is per 5100 of assessed valuation, assessed at 40 per cent of face 'alue. "We had to raise some money Hunter said. "H ve didn't do It Ihls way, It would mean we would have to raise the lax rale." Phillips said he Ihoughl the average increase in VRluation on rural property would run 'rom 10 lo 20 per cenl, but that In a few rare cases the valua- tion might be doubled, as in Ihe :ase of properly fronting on a ilghway, or other property hav- 'ng potential commercial value. leresling observations about thai the school board recently AmprrpflnK Tevnnc n n A Vln_ IL_____ i_l_- _ J approved the new Increment ad- justments for teachers, but lhat With the prices they're charging for rooms th e s e days, a guy can go broke sleeping. HEALTH HAZARD FTC Demands Warning On Cigarette Packages installation Set r> M T WASHINGTON (AP) The Federal Trado Commission is-, sued a rule Wednesday requir- ing thai all cigarette labels and advertising warn Americans lhat smoking "may cause dealh from cancer eases." and other dis- The order almosl certainly will be challenged In court. In Issuing it, the FTC ran counter lo the views of other federal agencies. The rule, announced by Com- mission Chairman Paul Rand Dixon, will go Into effect In 1965 Jan.'rfor labels, on July 1 for advertising.; Dixon announced the rule and issued an accompanying 153- page statement of findings as he testified before a House Commerce Committee that is Units Installed At Playgrounds The first of a hew.play- ground area: were being in- stalled Wednesday at the Mag- nolia Street entrance to Rlver- side.Park, hist off vine Street. .Commissioner Lester A. Meis of the Pariu and Recreation CommUiion said the equlpmenl waj purcnaaed with part of a pant from Victoria Coun- ty. Coromtaaiaaen Court Six playground fixtures, de- scribed ai "the modern In design available" for children three to 12 years of age, will be installed at Uili time. Two other piecea are to bt added later. considering a host of bills on cigarette smoking. The announcement caught tho commitlee by surprise. Only a day cnrlier, Surgeon General Luther L. Terry, testifying for tho Department of Health. Ed- ucation and Welfare said the Food and Drug Administration a branch of HEW, should have the authority to regulate cig- arette labels. Terry said the PTC should regulate advertis- ing of cigarettes, but that new legislation would have to be passed to do this. The FTC, however, is an in- depcndenl regulatory agency and, unlike Ihe welfare depart- ment, not directly under the control of the While House. Dixon Insisted in his lest! mony that the present law gives the FTC powers lo regulate both labeling and advertising, and ll Intended lo go ahead with it. Dixon, however, recognizet that trouble may lie ahead. "No cigarette company has "There ara Phillips said, a few ''where a man wouldn't sell his property for a an acre, but Ihcn he'll come down lo the board ot equalization and kick about pay- ing or a year more to the school district. "But, we really don't anticl- pnlc much criticism this year." Sandhop added that ex- pected very few complaints. "It won't "be anything like I960, when we went Up from 30 to 40 per cent on the valuation. At lhat time, the board would start hearing property owners at 9 a.m., and wouldn't fln'foh until 8 or 9 o'clock that night. "But wo havo any prob- lem Hko that this time." Zac Lohtz Is chairman of the board of ..equalization. Other members besides Hunler and Phillips L. R. Bressle and Raymond Hill. Paving Phase Half Finished City crows are approximately half finished with one of the largest single participation pav- ing projects In the current budg- et, Cily Manager John Lee said Wednesday. This is Ilio 27-block Bon Aire Subdivision work, which was held up more than a year await- ing arrival of drainage facilities under the bond dram age pro- gram. Through Wednesday, paving had been completed on 10 blocks in Ihe area, while curb and gutter had been laid in a total of 19 blocks. The work Is not part of the bond program, but is being done under the city's regular assess- ment paving plan. It was held up unlil adequate drainage, pro- vided in the program, could be Installed, however. By Victoria Lions Victoria Lions Club will In- stall officers for at Cen- tral Power and Light Co. Park. Bill KIoU will be Installed as president with Bill Tschirhart, Kenneth Mueller and Joe Fuchs as vice-presidents. Robert Hart- man will be Iho new talllwister as well as master of ceremonies for tho evening. Other officers to be installed include Dale Graham, Lion tamer, G r a d y Hollingsworth, secretary, and Arthur Schroe- treasurer. THE WEATHER Clear to partly cloudy Thurs- day and Friday, with scattered mostly afternoon and evening showers. East winds 8 to 18 m.p.h. except gusty In thunder- showers. Expected Thursday temperatures: Low 74, high 97. South Central Texas: Partly cloudy Ihrough Friday with lo follow this rule if Ihey don't scattered mostly afternoon and want said. "They can evening thundershowers. Highs lake Ihis rule to Ihe nearest Friday 88-98. court and ask fora review. I'm satisfied this will happen." The rule adopted by Ihe FTC states "It Is an unfair or decep- tive act or practice to (all lo disclose, clearly and promi- nently, In all advertising and on every pack, box, carton or other container In which cigarettes are sold to the consuming public that cigarette smoking Is dan- gerous to health and may cause FTC, Pap U) Temperatures Wednesday: High 99, low 74. Tides (Port Lavaca.- Port O'Connor Lows at p.m. Thursday and p.m. Friday, high at a.m. Fri- day. Barometric pressure at s e a level: 29.97. Sunset Thursday sun- rise Friday   

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