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Advocate (Newspaper) - June 28, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th TCLtKPHONV HI ft-1461 VICTORIA, TEXAS, SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 1964 ZttablUtKd 1M4 58 Pages NAACP Issues Dump Goldwater Warning to GOP Co.iivention Advises Congress New Rights Demands Due in '65 WASHINGTON (AP) The National Association for the Ad. vanbement of Colored People called on the Republican party Saturday to repudiate Sen. Bar- ry Goldwater's policies and deny him its presidential nomi- nation. Nearly delegates, repre- senting the association's members, broke a 55-year rule against endorsing or disapprov- ing presidential hopefuls and shouted through a resolution "i condemning the Arizonan's vote supremacy." against the civil rights bill. The convention, pausing only briefly "to savor the triumph" of the rights measure, told Con- gress it will be back next year with demands to cure any weak- nesses in the legislation. And it said Congress should change Us antifilibuster rules to prevent the "disgrace that a Jemin handful of U.S. senators can ucts. stand in the path of progress and threaten the welfare of the country by unreasonable debate and capricious delay." It described as "self-serving" the explanations the senator gave for opposing the measure and charged him with a "crude strategy of appealing to fear and bigotry." Association delegates, said the NAACP's veteran national secretary, Roy Wilkins, were stirred to condemn Goldwater because "his views on civil rights could permit what is hap- pening in Mississippi." The resolution demanded Re- publican nomination of a presi- dential candidate in the Lincoln tradition who "represents the party's philosophy of equal op- portunities for all citizens." In opposing the civil rights bill Goldwater said he doubted the additional power it would give tlie federal government. He de- scribed himself as a supporter of minorities' rights, said he had voted for other civil rights legislation and that he expected his stand on the 1964 measure might be misunderstood. Other resolutions demanded "immediate compliance" with the rights bill's prohibitions against discrimination in voting called for nationwide action, in- cluding demonstrations and boy- cotts, to assure free and open housing and nondiscriminatory labor union practices. Other resolutions advocated expansion of President John- son's war on poverty, siipporl for the youth employment corps and a crackdown by the secre- tary of labor on the Federa Bureau of Apprenticeship anc Training, described by the NAACP as "a bastion of white upremacy." The convention singled out three firms for "selective buy- ing" boycotts: Lever Bros., a major soap and detergent pro- ducer; the Voice of Music, Ben- ton Harbor, Mich., maker of record players and electronic components, and the Quaker Oats Co., until it removes "Aunt Jemima" from its food prod- BARBITURATES An assortment of purple heavens, yellow jackets, redbirds and blue heav- ens are pictured being held in the hand of City Lt. R. H. (Bob) Winley. These are pills common- ly confiscated from per- sons charged with illegal possession of barbi- urates. (Advocate Photo) IN VICTORIA Drug Traffic Minor Problem FBI Force Bolstered Johnson Sends More Agents PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) in flatbotlom boats dragged the chocolate-brown Pear! River late Saturday for three young civil rights workers who vanished mysteriously six days ago. Three radio-equipped Game and Fish Commission boats, each dragging six large hooks, cruised slowly along the mean- dering stream at Yales Cross- roads, 12 miles west of here. The three youths dropped om sight last Sunday night, arking an intensive search by cal and stale officers, FBI ;enls and 100 U.S. sailors. Dcler Violence Their disappearance, coupled th other racial events in Ihis neasy state, prompted Presi- ent Johnson on Saturday lo or- er additional FBI agents into ississippi. Their duties, the hite House said, would be lo eter further racial violence. The search turned to the earl and other lakes and reams in this east-central as a week of mystery nds with officials still baffled s to what happened to the ouths. Gov. Paul B. Johnson ordered le highway patrol to "double s efforts" to solve Uie "mys erious missing persons case." Stop At Dusk Dragging operations were un- Appeal Court Upholds A 1 IT Vay McLain Conviction its gi to hi ;uarantee of equal ac- lotels, motels, lodging and its cess places and all public accommo- dations. Backing up an earlier emer- gency resolution calling for fed- eral protection of rights workers in Mississippi, the NAACP called on all ils branches to boy- cott all products, including bonds, notes or obligations of that state. The convention also urged a redoubled drive against "de facto" education segregation in 80 school systems in 19 stales of the North and West. In other actions the NAACP Law enforcement officers are keeping their eyes on persons suspected of illegally handling, possession and consumption of barbiturates in Victoria and Vic- toria County. Despite the filing of routine cases involving the use of the drugs under illegal circumstances, however is the general opinion of area icers and school official at there is no major problem cally. 'We have had some peopl der observation for abou o Police Chief Joh iseman pointed out. "Local! e have some of it; The fa at we have picked up som ersons in possession of ba turates proves it." To File Cases Sheriff M. W. (Monlio) Ma all said there are some case e is looking into and reveali at he is having some pil nd capsules analyzed here an FAULTY INSTRUMENTS NORTHAMPTON, Mass. CAP) instruments, three gov- Seranton, Rockefeller Hold Parley HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Pennsylvania Gov. William W. Scranton held a two-hour slrate gy meeting with Gov. Nelson A Rockefeller of New York and other Republican leaders Salur day in a pooling of efforts to gain the GOP presidential nom ination for Scranton. Scranton said that specific plans have been worked out for Henry Cabot Lodge, who qui his post as ambassador to South Viet Nam to return home anc support Scranton's campaign. Lodge Supporters Maxwell Rabb, Lodge's na Lional campaign director, am Paul Grindle, also of the Lodgi camp, were among those at th meeting at Scranton's executivi mansion at Indiantown Gap, 2 miles east of here. "We came up wilh some plan for him (Lodge) subject to hi eminent investigators indicated Saturday, may have been in- said Scranton. "He wi! make a number of speeches fo us and do other im ports n volved in the June 19 plane Scranton did not elabo crash that seriously injured Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., and killed Iwo persons. Joe Slavik, Daylon Magnia and Harrison down to Lavaca Bay to check gan up on the fishing the Adolph A. Adameks motoring to Schulenberg to a wedding Vic Kocian out early to p u r- chase is first cup of coffee for the day The McNamara O'Connor Historical and Fine rate. Will Talk To Lodge The Pennsylvania governo said he will confer with Lodg as soon as possible after the fo: mer ambassador returns to th Jnited States from Saigon. H said Lodge will not be his cam paign manager. Scranton also disclosed ivlon Magma W01lld before the Repui heading ]ican piatform Committee on July 9 rights plank. Rockefeller scheduled fo appear before th committee July 7. Details Kept Secret Both Scranfon and Rockefi ___ ___________ ____ ___ Arts Museum open from 3 lo 5 jcr declined lo discuss actu p.m. today featuring the art ex hibit of paintings by Mrs. Sally Gee Pettus of Goliad Ar- details of the session. They sai however, that all Ihe issu were covered and that delegat Ui V1U1ICIU nold Hodges offering advice discussed at length. about horses and their riggings Miss Gwen Anderson en- tertaining the cast of the Shake- speare production with a swim- ming party after the opening night performance .Word JXlklta 3 1 a in arriving that Mr. and Mrs. C.H. A. Uelrecht of Dallas, formerly of Victoria, are now vacation- ing at Hunt, Tex. for the month strength- part of the strategy that is b (See PARLEY, Page 7A> Rodeo star, Jim ShoaMers, and Jim Wheeler stopping in Vic- toria before heading n o m e- STOCKHOLM, Sweden (A Swedes said farewell Soviet Premier Khrushchev Sa urday with a trace of bitte ward Mr. and Mrs. Buddy ness. The Liberal Exprisaen Morris attending the Appaloosa Scandinavia's largest newsp Horse Show in Giddlngs Herb Rose Epstein p o s I- carding from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands and highly rec- trie Expressen said. "All ommending their surroundings Mrs. Jessica Wanlof doing it graduate work at Texas Tech rla Area Home Economics Assn. of the regular meeting Moo- due in Oslo Monday. Hii w day at the home o' the Ro- land Bing, 1608 E. Loma Vista, 7 p.m. Swedish Ears per, called his five-day sta visit a fiasco. "You gave us empty words thundering joviality still U pain in our ears." Khrushchev is beading now Mrs. Bill Pan-Is re- Norway aboard the Soviet line 18-day Scandinavian tour. He Nina, three, daughters and tw -in-law rmniiKu4 la hit ty ol Cheatham Sued For Damages er the supervision of Nelson an FBI agent from Sa annah, Ga. The search ended at dusk and scheduled to resume at aybreak. The area dragged 'as some 25 miles west of the pot where the youth's charred tation wagon was found Tues- Asked why the river opera- ion began where it did, Phil- ips said, "We're just checking. ?his is routine. We have no tips. wish we did." No One Charged More than 200 miles further south on the emp- .ies into the Gulf of the body of Mack Charles Park- er was found floating in 1959. Parker, a Negro, had been jailed al. Poplarville, Miss., charged with raping a white woman. He was taken from the jail by a mob of white men, shot and dumped in the river. District Ally. Wiley Cheat- ham of Cucro Saturday la- beled as "jusl harassment Indies" 11 damage suit filed against him In Cor- pus Chris 11 district court. "They are just trying to get to me in another Chealham said of the ac- tion brought by Larry P. Wallace of Corpus Christ! and agRinsl the 24lh District prosecutor and Mrs Miriam Young Wallace of M e x i a who Cheatham represented in a divorce action in De- cember of 1961. Mrs. Wai- lace ts Ihe former wife of Calvin Wallace, brother of the plaintiff In the damage aclion. The suit alleges that Chealham and Mrs. Wallace told the Internal Revenue Service thai Calvin F. Wal- lace had "systematically" defrauded the federal gov- ernment of income taxes" anil attempted "to cause Calvin F. Wallace to be tent to the penitentiary." The petttilon, which seeks in actual damages and in exemplary damages, claims Chealham in January and February of 1963 attempted to cause a trustee's sale of property owned by Calvin F. Wallace in Cuero. It alleges further that In the past 12 months, Cheal- ham and Mrs. Wallace "ma- liciously and falsely made defamatory words and stor- adding also that the two told other people that Ihe brothers attempted In defraud the federal govern- ment on taxes involved in the sale of land. Mrs, Wallace won in her divorce aclion In Ihe orig- inal district court trial, and Ihe trial court was upheld when the case was appealed to Ihe higher courts. Chcnlham made his com- ments from h I s home in C u e r o Saturday evening where he was reached by telephone, hut gave no In- dication when an answer to the suit might be filed. The action was filed In Corpus Chrlsll on Friday by attorneys for Ihe plain- tiff. There was no Indication as to why the suit was filed by the brother rather than Mrs. Wallace's ex- husband. VAY VIOLET McLAIN Appeal Is Denied Tax Hearing Set By Commissioners By ROY GRIMES Advocate .Staff Writer Victoria County Commission- ers Court will begin Its ses- sions as a board of tax equaliza- tion Monday wilh the encourag- ng word from Tax Assessor Collector H. Campbell Dodson hat total valuations this year will top for the first lime. This means that the present property assessment will provide adequately for al budget requirements and no in crease Is contemplated for 1964 taxes. The board of equalization will begin ils hearings at a.m. Monday in the dlstrlc ourtrooro at the Victoria ounty courthouse, Represen- lives of Thomas Y. Pickctt d Co., the county's lax con- llnnls on oil, gas and Indus- al valuations, will he on and with their recommenda- ons as to the 1964 tax rolls. Dodson's estimates Indicate tat this year's total valua- ons will come to about Re-Hearing Bid Planned By Lapham Prosecutor Hails Decision By JAMES SIMONS Advocate Slaff Writer The life .imprisonment con- viction handed Mrs: Vay Violet McLain by a district court jury last Oct. 7 to climax the most sensational murder trial in this county's history was upheld Saturday by the State Court of Criminal Appeals. The action came earlier than jxpected and caught everybody ay surprise including Ally. Wiley Chealham and Arthur L. (Art) Lapham, one of the at- torneys for Mrs. McLain. She was convicted of shooting to death Mrs. Cornelia (Connie) Williams, 37-year-old housewife of the El Toro community in Jackson County. The victim's badly-burned body was found In a trash dump west of Inez on April 18. Pre-Vacallon Ruling The decision was rendered at an unusual Saturday court ses- sion before the three appelate judges began a constitution-de- creed three months recess until October according to the Associated Press. It had been expected thai the judges would make the decision when they iiivaiia luuv uiv PICOU1IV ___ ___ i., county tax rate of on the a new record for Vic- ria County. This would repre- enl an increase of approxi relumed from the vacation. Mrs. McLain's reaction to the decision could not 23 Cubans Reach Texas After Freighter's Rescue Austin and lhat he hopes UMO was GVCL 111 he Parker Tex. picked up, the refugees, some cases as soon as Schwemer 24 Cubans told had exhausted their ts are Goodman, 20, both of a fishing boat, supply and were eallnf Marshall said he Cityl and James and rescue al lobsters which were aborm B pills over a month ago a Negro from nearby they arrived here boat when il was taken. uld not say how they vanished last Sunday immigration authorilles nfiscaled. 'It is being sold and a spur-of-lhe-moment trip lere to inspect a 23 were picked up by the Colombian freighter C 1 u d a Ihe men to headquarters r questioning. and I don't have of Bacerra, a Colombian ea of how many or who charred station p.m. last officer aboard the ship, Ihe veteran discovered Tuesday in the refugees lold him this ded. "It is a problem and I n't know why people 13 miles lo the U.S. The 23 left the Bay of Guan Ride by Cuba, about midnight las More Than agents and highway in Ihree small boats am It is his opinion that there heavily tanned HOI, Viet Nam to the fishing boal of ore of a problem days of intensive guerrillas Quintero and captured rbiturates now than a hot Mississippi U.S. helicopter down guards. s ever instructed to ride the killing two owner of tho boat joined Asked if efforts are being ade to cut down on the bar-turale traffic, Marshall the game wardens. An FBI spokesman said other streams, small creeks and but touching off a fierce eroundtight that killed 40 Reds U.S. military advisers the escape as did one of the [uards. Two of the guards re-urned lo Cuba in one of the vered, "We're going to dot the hilly, heavily Saturday. Tn fiHriitinn fn Ihn TI boats. The refugees san Barbiturates, which are countryside also uuuiiiuji lu ijio iwu airmen killed __ the 145th other two. )le drugs for legitimate dragged. "We will take American combat fishing vessel was taken 1 purposes but can be at a he Viet Nam two U.S. the Bucaramanga. U.S. armful it misused, arc mainly und on adults rather wave of civil rights workers left a training center wcro wounded, one seriously. A Vietnamese army officers look possession the fishing boat until owner- Ohio, by bus and aboard also was can be determined. As for its use loally by teen-gers, Guseman said that it is iractlcally non-existent. We aye had two complaints in vo years." Has Left Town He noted that one of the en-agers has moved out ol >wn and into a different Mississippi. Some of the nearly 300 mostly college said they made their cars "bomb proof." They explained they put locks on gas caps to prevent explosives from being tossed into the tanks. Fearing this racially tense town of might be the target, Ncshoba County helicopter was flying a support mission for a two-company ranger operation 50 miles southwest of Saigon. Officials said it was hit by Cmmunlsl Viet Cong ground fire. The rangers quickly moved u] and located the point where the ground lire originated. A battle raged for most of the day. the refugees signed a tatemenl aboard the freighter :ommenting on Ihoir rescue am the condition of their homelanc "God bless the hour when iudad Bucaramanga came us and rescued us from sure the statement said. "May God not permit lhat nd has since "knocked" Rainoy appealed government troops in your country, live In i ee BARBITURATES, Page FBI, Page killed and 18 conditions that ours s now in, and not let the sac of abandoning yo Johnson Stresses in search of liberty seen." One of the escapees, Esteban CUBANS, Page 7A) Farm Issues in Weds IVTY'rnifiii MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. of a new civil stay, to raise funds I1IC4J1 President Johnson would do much to Democratic parly and HILLS, Calif. aturday night recent events Two ebullient stars, Eth- {ississippi "again once a Jaw is passed estimated that Merman and Ernest Borg- ow painful can be Uie path said, "no man can defy persons turned out were married Saturday In acial justice." He said, no leader can refuse to weather in Ihe quiet of his garden with a iod grant, us of Minneapolis and ceremony attended Johnson, In speech preparex or a Democratic fund-raisini inner, said Congress is chief executive said, "1 our laws are flouted, our socle tit It. Ill {All In greet Johnson. In advance of the money-rals-ng dinner, the President by their families. But afterward the Broadway song-belter and the Oscar-win- o pass "the strongest and besl ivll rights bill in this century.1 kit, he "No law can in Lantly destroy the difference baped over centuries." Without naming Mississippi put obviously with that state will fail. Johnson featured this sober passage In a text that alsc stressed the farm an im portant one in this state. The President flew to Mlnne sola from Detroit (or an the Democratic-Fame Labor party convention in a ha filled St. Paul auditorium sounding a call to "keep Amer ca moving" and outlining campaign blueprint that ml rored the pattern of his "Marty" joined 500 friends and well-wishers In: a rousing reception 'at Chuen's. The wedding followed the bride's wishes (or a ceremony without the fuss and fanfare ol such Hollywood affairs. She ap- alnd, he said. "The events 01 le few days again Today's forays into a corners of Ihe at 3 p.m. in the flower decked garden of Borgnlne'e ate how painful can be thki tart discussing the farm que lion, Johnson conceded, "I c JOHNSON. wearing a flowing chlffof gown in three shades of yellow ornamented with lead nearls nnlcly over last car's total of The assessor collector sale Hit about would be ddcd to the rolls as a result f new constructions and Im- rovemcnts to property both in 10 city of Victoria and out In IB counly. The increase In il, gas and Industrial valua ons Is estimated in the eighborhood of It was pointed out that the ulk of the work of the new crmanent equalization bureau n the tax office will not be re lectcd In this year's lax rolls, llhough many of these adjust- ments are being made all Ihe imc. H. W. Jennison, the vet- ran tax office deputy who is In harge of this work, has laid ut an extensive program of xaminlng every parcel of iropcrty in the county. The permanent equalization bureau was set up at the be- learned because Sheriff M. W. (Montle) Marshall barred news- men from Interviewing her In her jail coll where she has been a resident since the jury's ver- dict was read. Plans New Action Lapham, after being inform- ed of the court's action by an Advocate reporter, declared lhat a motion for a re-hearing of the appeal would be filed shortly. But I'll have to read the opin- ion of the court Lapham said. "I am surprised they acted so quickly in view of the (act lhat the statement of facia is pages long." Oral arguments In the were heard June 10. "Jusllce has been pro- claimed Dlst. Ally. Wiley Cheat- tam who was also unaware of the decision until reached by telephone at his Cuero home Saturday night. Thanks Officers Cheatham, who prosecuted the Jnnlng of Ihe year, largely as stale's case along wilh County ho result of a lawsuit brought Ally. Whayland W. Kllgore, ex- against Ihe county's system of valuations by David B. Lack, owner of Lack's Stores, Inc. Under the lerms of the agree- jrcssed his appreciation to ;aw enforcement officers and of- [icials for their "close co-opera- tion and assistance" in the mcnt, it was stipulated that "the prosecution of the case. equalization program will be completed as soon as is reason- ably possible, but the equaliza- tion department of the county tax office will become a per- manent section of the office for the purpose of equalizing tax (See HEARING, Page 7A) "I want to especially thank the county attorneys and sheriffs of both counties for the role they played and also the various citizens who supplied us with Cheatham said. "Without their assistance, I (See COURT, Page 7A) FROM 'WILL? Best Wishes Voiced For Theater Festival Congratulations came from many sources Friday night, and Saturday lo Director Charles McCally after opening night of Ihe Victoria Shakespeare Festival, but perhaps Ihe mosl intriguing one was signed sim- y. "Will." "Best wishes. Hope you. en oyed directing it (A Mldsum ner Night's Dream) as much as I enjoyed writing said he lelegram addressed to Me- lally at Devereux Playhouse. "I don't know yel who sent McCally said Saturday. Words of encouragement also came from Eva Le Galllenne, with whose famed company Mc- Cally once loured. "Good luck Miss Le Gallienne wired lo McCally and his wife Rcglna. "May the work be good and may you be happy. My loving thoughts are with you both. Please give m; sest wishes to all your c o I leagues." The opening show of the eight- week festival played again Sat urday night to a capacity au diencc, but directors announcet that seats are still available for "A Midsummer N 1 g h t 's Dream" will conlinue each Fri- ay through Sunday evenings through July 19, and Ihe festival will open on July 24 with "Tam- ng of the Shrew." Rehearsals for the latter play wjll gel under way this week. the Sunday performance whlcl will begin at p.m. THE WEATHER Partly cloudy Sunday and rlonday with chance of a few solaled afternoon Ihundershow- ers. Variable daytime winds at lo 18 m.p.h. Expected Sunday emperatures: High 96, low 75. South Central Texas: Partly cloudy Sunday and Monday with widely scattered afternoon thundersnowers and along Uw and evening mainly south coast. High Sunday Saturday temperatures; High 95, low 78. Tides (Port Lavaca-Port O'Connor High at a.m. and low at p.m. Sua- daj. Barometric pressure at s a level: Sunset Sunday: Sunrise Monday Information on from the U.S. WMltur IHsntu Victoria Offlc.. WMtkM ;