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   Advocate (Newspaper) - July 6, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 60 TELEPHONE HI 5-1451 VICTORIA, TEXAS, MONDAY, JULY 6, 1964 ESTABLISHED 1818 Holiday Toll Hits 50 Over Texas Traffic Takes Lives of 36 By THE PHESS Death stalked Texas highways and waters over the Fourth of July weekend. Fifty persons lost their lives, 36 from traffic accidents and 14 from drown- ings. The Associated Press death tabulation began at 6 p.m. Thursday and continued through midnight Sunday. The latest deaths reported: Eddie Fcnn, G, son of M. Sgt. and Mrs. August Fenn of Shep- pard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, drowned Sunday at Pos- sum Kingdom Lake, near Gra- ham. The parents found Hie boy floating face down on the water. He was pronounced dead on ar- rival at a hospital. David Latimer, 1C, of Puerto j Rico, drowned in Lake Austin i near Austin Sunday as he tried to reach for another youth who was overboard from a canoe. Randy f'-.rtin. Jones, 2, died Sunday in a Houston hospital. He had been injured in a wreck Saturday. The child marks Houston's 08th traffic fatality of the year. In Collision Miss Nellie Jo Williams ot San Angelo died Sunday when a car in which she was a pass- enter and another car collided on the Ballinger highway just northeast of San Angelo. Ivy Dewayne Harlan, 18, of Llano died early Sunday when his car rolled over on State Highway 16 ten mites south of Llano. Epinfano Vaca Gusman, 45, of Natalia, Medina County, and Mrs. Helen Pluitt, 35, of San An- tonio were killed early Sunday in a two-car accident on U.S. 81 about 20 miles south of San An- 14 Cents Victoria Man Killed In Grader Accident tonio. UP FROM OCKAN Jon Lindbergh, left, son of famed aviator Charles A. Lindbergh, and Robert Stenuit rest in a decompres- sion chamber aboard t h e research ship Sea Diver after spending 48 hours on the ocean bottom in the Ba- hamas at a depth of 425 i'ect. They returned to tlie surface Thursday, and remainded in (he chamber until Sunday, (AP Photo, Copyright Na- tional Geographic Goldwater Backers Lead Republicans Into Frisco SAN FRANCISCO publicans, led by supporters of Sen. Barry Goldwater, streamed into this convention city Sunday, with their first goal a platform on which all GOP elements can stand. Rep. Alelvin Laird of Wiscon- sin, the chairman of the plat- form committee, gets things rolling officially with a meeting Monday night. His committee will be listen- ing all week to pfinels will operate simultane- a prelude lo the big show. A week from Monday the con- vention opens, nnd the Republi- cans choosing the man they hope can ousl Lyndon B. Johnson from the White House. Goldwaler supporters are so sure their man will win the nomination on the first ballot lhat, nore t! Sunday, Laird insisied (lie Re- a rather hypocritical fashion.' publicans are in greater agree- When Johnson was a reprc ment on foreign affairs than senlative and senator from Tex are the Democrats. Laird was! as, Laird said, "he voted publicly at least, they ig Ihe efforts of Gov. William W. Scranton of Pennsylvania lo consolidate the opposition. They insist the biggest ques- tion the convention will face is] SAN FRANCISCO of the front-running Ariy.on- ivho will b G' ivho will be Goldwatcr's has revolved around Rep. Wil-.frorn Mam E. Miller of New York, asked if he could visualize a lickel with Goldwaler for pres- ident and Scranton for vice president. "I could visualize lhat very Laird said. Laird told questioners on (he program thai Goldwater never! Laird said he disagrees has said there is a deep differ- Gotdwater on Ihe civil rights oil ence over-all between his be- liefs and those of Scranton. Laird said the two differ sig-, nificantly on In civil rights is- >v.in.-i mat, me sumu posu sue, bul he said be thinks Gold- Johnson took in (he Senate; water voted his convictions, don't blame Johnson for cliang while President Johnson but I think the people of the proached Ihe civil rights area in Goldwaler Forces Nix Rights Issue Showdown vicearry Goldwatcr's plalformian. -ay Sunday One-Car Acciclcnl Airman John James Buchfeld, 23, of Webb Air Force Base, Big Spring, and his IB-month-old son were killed early Sunday in a one-car accident 14 miles nortl of Fredericksburg. Miguel Luna Garza, 26, of Tulia, was killed Sunday whcr. struck by a car as he walked along IT. S. SI miles soulh of Amarillo. Harry Stage, 11, was killed Saturday in a two-ear accident on U. S. 90 seven miles east ol Houston. Mrs. Martha S. Haas, 49, per- ished in a two-car collision in Houston aboul 7 p.m. Saturday. Wilh Train James Ralph Scgerson, 35, died Saturday aflernoon when his car collided wilh a freighl train on a farm road near Hous- ton. Sixleen-year-old Thomas Earl, Hickman drowned in the Gulf Saturday. He was swept away by strong currents while surf fishing on the Bolivar Peninsula. Mrs. Geneva Ann Spigner, '22, drowned in Ihe San Jacinlo Riv- er at Magnolia Gardens. Juan Garza, G6, was hit by a truck and killed while crossing a busy street in Laredo Satur- day. Two persons died al Sulphur Springs Saturday when an auto- mobile hit a group of seven women and children on foot. Dead were Mrs. Suzy Workman, 67, of Sulphur Springs, and Etla Westbrook, 3, of Mesquile. Danny Green, 6, drowned ir a stock pond late Saturday near his home at Maud, 11 miles wesl! of Texarkana. Clyde R. Medlin, 21, a sailor, from While Oak, Tex., died early Friday when a truck struck his parked car west of Terrell. I Willard Wright Stanford, drowned in Mounlain Creek] Lake at Dallas Friday. i i. u i- i ---i" autopsy Saturday revealed Ihe believes en- ucation, and adjusting the struc-jiion. _ r-V '1. V...J HIV, rtf rtunl fullllr. tin. I...... I t t. limes against repeal of Ihe pol tax, but when the last slate ratified the amendment end ing the poll tax as a require iiienl for voting for federal offi was a fine reception in the White House." and voted for it. Goldwaler vot ed against it. But Laird insisted that Gold water "took Hie same posilion GOLmVATICH, Page Maintainer Rolls Down Steep Slope Victim Was II. D. Foster Hughie Durwood Foster, 42, of Victoria, an employe of II. 3. Zachry Construction Co. of San Anlonio, was killed shortly nfler 2 p.m. Sunday in a motor grader accident al (lie Alcoa planl at Point Comfort. The Ziichry company has a :on tract for a construction pro- eel with Alcoa. Foster was ivorking as a maintainer opcr- nlor on the project when t h c INTEGRAT1ON ATTKMPT Four Persons Wounded j At Beach Near Texarkana TEXAHKANA (AP) Four I Words were exchanged be-iTcxarkana hospital. Johnson persons were wounded by mvecn the Negroes and Sumlcr remained fire Sunday as Negroes tried sheriff said, and then bolhlliosnital overnight accident occured. A Zaehry spokesman, Pat Cowphon, said Foster was op- erating the road grader on steep slope, supported .leel cable attached to a trac- tor which would operate in the same direction in to keep the table taut. Cable Broke: i however, the cable snapped, sending the m.ninlainer rolling down (lie s lo p e and crushing Foster. A company spokesman said Sunday night thai such an op- eration as being carried mil by Foster and a fellow employe was a normal one, with both men accustomed to this type ot He indicated thai no reason could he given for t h c rupture of the cable, but said that and investigation would be made. Eosler was dead on arrival at Champ Traylor Memorial Hos- pital in Port Lavaca where he was taken by Alcoa ambu- lance. Funeral Pending Funeral arrangements were incomplete Sunday night at Mc- integrate a swimming beach al Lake Texarkana, five miles west of this Northeast Texas city near the Arkansas border. Sixteen of Ihe Negroes were arrested for invesligation. They were transferred lo the county jail at Linden, Cass County. The lake is located in Cass County. Officers said 80 to 150 Negroes appeared al (lie beach where an estimated 200 white persons were swimming. Cass County Sheriff Bill Dowel said the Negroes went swim- ming and after a lime wr.ded ashore singing and clapping Iheir hands. sides began throwing stones and cans nl each nincd in (he os.iital overnight. Easier nnd Unison were re- other, (leased after treatment and Numerous car windows and'were among (ho IG Negroes ar- windshiclds wcrc broken. [rested for investigation and A 21-yenr-old white man, LcCilnkcn lo the jail in Linden. 5dward Johnson, was (hen stiol i Texarkaiui (Tex.) Police Sgl in Ihe leg with a .22 caliber, Forrest Birtcber said al least 16 pistol, officers said. At that point, au unidentified while man fetched a shotgun from his car nnd shot into the group of Negroes. Three were hit. They were James Unison, 17; Eugene Sum- Negroes were arrested and tak- en in city jail after Ihe rioting. Sheriff's officers, Texas High- way Patrolmen and Texas Game 'Wardens quickly converged on the scene. A Texarkana newsman said ler 15; and William Easter, 28. [Negroes bad gone .swimming' at AU All. as as Johnson, are from Texarkana. The wounded were taken lo a such large numbers and never in the presence of whiles. Color Barriers Fall at Hotels Cabe-Ca rnitli A Victoria Funeral Home, resident for 20 m a possible civil r- lsstlos iwdown with Gov. William flow Goldwaler F GOP national chairman. forces. Mark 0 Hatticld of Oregon has) He indicated Goldwaler would' hoped lo provoke a plal- haltle on issues which show Goldwaler so far to ,lhc right of (he much-advertised iuggested a Goldwater-Miller accept a plank which Rut traditionally presidential candidates don't disclose in ad-jstate denying some of its vance whom (hey favor, vote. JGOP "main stream" that siza- blocs of Golclwater's presi- years, Fosler formerly resided in Hay City, lie was horn March Ei, 1922, in Wcsl Colum- bia, Tex., nnd was a member of Firsl Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ixniise Fosler; two daughters Mrs. Vernon Vcnhaus nnd Sam- my Jo Fosler, all of Victoria; two sons, Raymond Foster ol Camp Campbell, Ky.. and Mcl- vin W. Foster of Austin; h i s mother, Mrs. M a r y Fishoi Fosler, of Victoria; one sister Mrs. Chester Mansker of Mon- mended reducing the Congro ntial Isional representation of any Backers of Pennsylvania Gov Goldwaler's voice in the 100-mcmber platform commit- lee, said Goldwater "would not f, oull, V.J uIVMY M IV; L ilUl Scranlon nevertheless mobilized nc averse" to a plank which fa- for a last-chance assaull, atjvorcd depriving stales of rcpre- platform hearings starling Won- sentalion in the House of ftcp- roe, La.; two brothers, Jack Foster of Bay City and T. C Fosler of Victoria; and two grandchildren. GOALS FOR U.S. Goldwatcr follows the pattern. Miller isn't the only one men- tioned as a vice presidential possibility. Hearings starling won- sentalion in the House of Rep. conservative equivalent to the of voters denied lhc'" franchise. The plank would be la red flag to Goldwaler's south- ern segregationisl supporters. 1 The Scranton drive to split off al least W of Goldwater's more' Lthan 700 promised loss' which presumably would deny him a first-ballot !raised Ihe possibility that the! platform scrap would generate! Today's Chuckle Sign at entrance to a I.H- llp League Hall Park: "A Diamond Is A Boy's Hcsl Friend." JACKSON, Miss. (AP) quietly crossed two more' color barriers in this Deep South city Sunday, registering al two downtown holds and one note! and atlcnding a white movie theater. Officials of Ihe National As- sociation for the Advancement of Colored People registered without incident al lhc hotels :ind molel. Four unidentified Negro youths attended the show. Leading the groups breaking the liotcl-motcl color barrier were members of the NAACP national board of directors, who! arrived with staff members for a four-day inspection of Die ra- cial situation. Six board and staff members, all Negroes, registered al lhc molel and were escorted lo Iheir rooms by private patrolmen. Five members of a biracial NAACP group registered at one hotel and two Negro NAACP of- ficials registered at another. room, with a detective follow- ing. Others in the group went to their rooms moments later. sunned around the motel swim- for the Diaz Ordaz Is Elected In Mexico MEXICO CITY cans turned out in reported rec- Thc event attracted lilllc atlcn-joni numbers Sunday to elect lion from other guests, Several] Guslavo Dim Ordax president itiing pool. The pool was report- (Sec COLOR, Page Lynda Bird Attends Mass With Escort FREDF.RICKSBUHG (AP) A tall, crew-cut young man es- corted Lynda Bird Johnson to mass at St. Mary's Catholic Church in I'Vederickshurg Sun- day. The president's elder daugh- ter gave no reply when a.skei whether she would identify hoi escorl. Wilh the escorl al the wheel nexl six years. flection bad more "fiesta in it limn fight. Diaz was the of outgoing President Loppy. iMateos1 Institutional Rev- olutionary Party party has not lost a presi- dential election in 25 years. Oiax. Ordaz, the 52-year-old former interior minister, is pledged lo continue Mexico's policy of social reforms at homo ami staunch independence in world affairs. Diaz Ordaz was strongly op- posed by many extreme leftist groups. One Popu- lar Socialist Parly endorsed hiin. Government officials indicated Ihe vote total would lop (ho 10 million mark for the first lime. Mexican women volcd for a president for lhc second lime in newsmen and crowded around. cameramen When Iho first member of the Ihey drove from .he LBJ Itanel lihTory and early re' indi- group appeared at lhc rcgfatrn- nl I..... lion desk at the Sun-N-Sand Mo- tel, the clerk said simply, "Sign in, please." The group went through (lie registration procedures ai jonnson city to they formed almost half burg, followed by a lone Evcn mins service agenl. Miss Jolmsonj Mexico's population is eslima- wore a red dress and sun al around 38 million os and pill on n while mnntilla Jusl before she entered aj slighllv less than 10 million church. the persons voted in the last presi- dential election. Bird and her escort njay. Onlay, was expected to A small dclai) of plainclothes slipped out n rear door while Iwolpiill ahoiit DO per cent of (he city detectives observed pro- photographers and a newsman'votc. cocdings and Iwo uniformed pri- vate patrolmen flanked the doorway. A Negro bellboy led (he first members of their parties to a watched for Ihcir departure three olher doors. The only other presidenlial candidate was Jose LBJ Pushing Plans For 'Great Society' JOHNSON CITY, Tex. and finances, health, i From the church Lynda Bird Torres, a lawyer running on Ihe took her escort lo see liny SlJConservalivc Catholic National KSCOHT, I'ajji: 12) Youths on Spree Routed By Police Across Nation 1IIK ASSOC1ATKD I'HKSS auiwpaj vuiimutijr LIIU rtf Farmersville man had drowned. Sixty-year-oW Sanlana has broken a logjain and opened was killed Saturday afternoon a for (Sec TOLL, 12) toward Jus goal of "The Greal Holiday Deaths Smash Record By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic 4 Boating 30 Drowning 113 Total 608 The death counl on Ihe na- tion's highways shattered a rec- ord Sunday night for a 78-hour Fourth of July weekend. An Associated Press stirvcy showed 445 persons had been killed in Iraffic accidenls since 6 p.m. Thursday. The count con- tinued until midnight Sunday (local times.) The previous Fourth of July record for a three-day weekend was 442 in I960. the chief executive's views to possibility was enhanced Sociely" (or America. While House sources, relaying While" House sources said the lure of governmenl to this of science and technology. Jusl how all Ihis will affectldemonstraiions. the federal budget is nccessari-liion officials voiced concern ly vague at the moment. But1 (Scc p. .There also were riotous flings Police used clubs, dogs, tearjsalurday night near Newport, fire hoses or electric (nc Newport Jazz 'prods lo rout thousands was in progress' at the in of July riols Al-imcda Counly Fair 'in Pleas- at several places from coasl lo ernmenl, and perhaps in reporters, said several task should result forces which will operate some-ikgislation what anonymously alread arc at work. They said the President will begin a series of conferences and discussions on long-term planning when he returns to Washington wilh Uie objective of arriving at the earliest possible date al concrele proposals lead- ing to "The Great Society." man needs. pursuit of "The Greal Sociely suit in quile a bit Derby in different ways ofj doing things in Ihe federal iim'S prnmrnl anrl nnphnnc in Whatever results, officials The youlhs retaliated in some instances by hurling firecrack-' ers at the police officers. Sever- al officers were injured. About 200 pereons were ar- rested. "These kida were like a keg THE WEATHER MafmiUaa based on dalo Action party (PAN) lickut. A crisp overcast election day climaxed healed campaigning by both candidates. I Ballot boxes were scaled as (soon as polling places closed. figures will be available for jsevcral <3ayi'. I Also al stake wore all Con- jgrcssiojial in the Sen- ate and 171! in (he Chamber of Oupiilics. The government parly was {expected to dominate the con- At Garnett, whore some races also, although anlon, Calif., and at an outdoor dance in Garnett, Kan. youths were herded into a assigning special park following (he dance in the Chamber of bcpu- riot, several were bitten by po-jlies on Iho basis of a parly's na- lice dogs. Forty four youths! were jailed. Uogs also were used, along Sc-u Kl.KCriON, 1'agi; 12) i C1car lo ,parlly clouily oml with firc hoscs M d'CUrV afjn jwafjn Tiics- mendalions lo other levels of! ATLANTIC CITY, N..J. dynamite waiting for some- Blylhe, Calif., commercialltliing to set (hem said an government. The President's idea is lhat pilot, who lost her copilot at the Ohio sheriff who helped dis- while the public wants soumllhalfway mark, flew bar plane perse several ihousand doling and prudent fiscal the finish line first al Indian Lake, near it also wanls the government lolday in Ihe Powder'Belle Fontaine. day, wilh southerly winds 8 to 18 m.p.h. Expected Monday temperatures: Low 76, high 97. South Central Texas: Clear lo partly cloudy and warm through Tuesday wilh isolated aflernoon or evening (hundcr- showers south and near Iho coasl. respond with compassion to hu-iPuff Derby, an all-women's' In West Yellowstone, Sunday temperatures: [transcontinental race. iabout 300 residents u.serl Inw 76. So for the next few weeks thei Patti C. Owslcy, who operatesihandles against a mob of aboul! Tides (Port to quell a crowd of seircr.it T, drcd young men at the Alnincda] I County Fair. Thirteen rioters' were arrested there. ASVKi.Uf.o pur.ss Nearly 100 youlhs were lakcn; A iniic to their higncsl marks of to jails afler hurling rocks and the summer in Texas Sunday. The thermometer climbed to a Icgrccs at Wichita 103 al Presidio, 101 High ?f wcrc on at Dallas and Mineral Wells and the beach afler attending ,.lt a.ildrcss, Kl Paso, fart other missiles a! police who! broke up a beach-sleeping near Newporl. w! falls. Ii was said, will be in line with the word is that much of his time'nn airfield wilh her nonflyingll.OOO lecn- and collcge-agclO'Connor PrCSLflOnt'K nn flnfinoint Kfi In f I tin il I vnnrhc QiiiifTnif nirfht Ilin n m hirrhc at 1 President's views on financial prudence in Ihe governmenl. In general lerms, Ihe lask forces were described as look- ing inlo such fields as problems of metropolitan area growth, the growth of interlocking fed- eral, state and local responsi- be devoted lo pressing [husband, flew across Ihe line aliyouths Sunday night after lhc ahead and taking advantage p.m., 35 minutes ahead ofimob fore down fences, tipped a period of opportunity he bc-jLouisc J. Hyde of New Yorkjover outdoor loilets and signs licves has opened up. Lavaca festival. Midland, San Angelo and Low at doors, beach umbrellas ICity. Both wcrc flying solo. and broke up a trailer for aUcvcl: a.m. Tuesday. Barometric pressure al sea Johnson's assessment of the! Third to cross the finish line massive bonfire in the middle! Sunset Nfonday Sunrise current and future picture inlwas Myrtle A. Wright of Pinole, Congress and the government is Calif., and her copilot, Anita J. (See LBJ, Page 12) Conlcy of Vallejo, Calif. of the resorl lown. Four young men were jailed, p.m., highs_at a.m. and and a lifeguard stand were only Alpine wilh an Bfl anrl among the Hems lhat police Galveslon with an m had hichs said were lossed onto a huge ,w degrees, bonfire. j Weather forecasters saw no The Newport outbreak relief from the heat, similar to ore four years ago; Skies were generally clear ex- wfien hundreds of jazz fol. somc (See YOUTHS, Page 12) I areas of South Texas. Tuesday "1 but no fines were levied. Pat. 121 City-Wide Dollar Days Today and Tuesday   

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