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Advocate (Newspaper) - July 9, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 63 TELEPHONE HI VICTORIA, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1964 ESTABLISHED Goldwater Undecided On 2nd Spot Miller Thought Top Con tender WASHINGTON (AP) Son. Vanderbilt School Chief To Be Hired by Calhoun [Hy MAUY BAKER PHILLIPS Advocate Slaff Writer PORT LAVACA-Fred Berger- on, president of (he board ol trustees of Calhoun County Inde- pendent School District, Wednes- _ dny announced C. D. Holmes ot Barry Goldwater has not made jVanderbilt has verbally accepted tip his mind on a vice-presiden- tial choice, but he thinks Rep. William E. Miller of New York "lias some real good things go- Ing for sources high in the Goldwater campaign organ- ization said Wednesday night. While these sources rated Miller a top contender for sec- ond place on the ticket, they added, "The senator has not made up his mind yet." They said Rep. Gerald R. Ford Jr. of Michigan also rales as a strong possibility. No One Asked Goldwater mentioned both the position as superintendent of schools in Port Lavaca. Holmes, who is currently superintendent of schools in Vanderbilt, will succeed Dr. J. Lyle Hill, who tendered his resignation June 22. Holmes, who has held his present position 12 years, has been offered a three-year con- tract at an annual salary of Bergeron stated that the board Thursday night will au- thorize the execution of the con- tract at a time convenient to men Monday in his last public statement on the matter, but said he had asked no one to join him on the ticket. The Arizonan's Washington and San Francisco Wednesday night that is slill the situation. This associate added the situ- ation now boils down to a choice between Miller and Ford. Advisers Choice He said some of Goldwaler's advisers favor Miller, 47, anj Easterner, a Roman Catholic, and the chairman of the Repub- lican National Committee. Ford, like Goklwater, is an Episcopa- lian. As matters stand now, he said, Pennsylvania Gov. Wil- liam W. Scranton, Goldwater's top opponent, for the nomina- botb parties. Bergeron also reported the board had received 27 formal applications for the position. Four interviews were given and only one offer made, which was unanimous action of the board. Holmes, who lias a wide ex- perience in school business, is expected to assume his position here Aug. 1. Holmes was high school prin- Elementary pus Chiisli high school in the spring of 1945, following his re- turn from three years service with I h e Coast Guard during World War II. He returned to Friona Independent School Dis- trict as superintendent in 1945, serving two years, followed by a five-year term in the same posi- tion in Stratford Independent School District, beginning in 1047. He assumed his present position with Industrial Inde- pendent School District in 1952. 26 Cents Blasts Rip House in Mississippi Two Kighis Workers Hurt TIU: ASSOCIATED PRESS Three explosions damaged a McComb, Miss., house in which 10 civil rights workers were sleeping in the predawn hours Wednesday. Two were injured. The Federal Bureau of Inves- tigation has sent an explosive native Texan, Holmes is a expert from Washington to help 1034 graduate of Abilene Chris- with the investigation. This WHS lian College with a bachelor of the third such explosion in thel science degree in education, with southwest Mississippi town a minor in history, has his mas-------'......'" ter's degree from Texas Tech and has done additional work 3-Year-Old Boy Critically Injured When Hit by Car HOME EXPLOSION above Ms master's degree in guidance and counciling work. recent weeks, FBI agents and police have reported no progress in the in- vestigation of the other bomb-' ings. Damaged was a barber- His professional memberships'81'0'1 a of the Association for the Ad- include Texas Association ofL C. HOLMKS of National School Administra- Victim of Burns Remains Critical tors, National Education Associ- ation ami he is a member of as coach at Bishop High executive committee of the. in 1937-3B, was coach at FriouaiTexas State Teachers Associa- High School in 1938-40 served as principal of Friona! Mr. and Mrs. Holmes who wi? p.. CnKnM frnm linn ,10 ill jwn oTiilrli-iin Ncp.roes. There have been no arrests. Two Refuse Negroes were refusei at only two of the 2D restaurants they visited in St. Augustine, from no children, are racial violence cipal ami coach at Tniseotl He became physical educationlof (he Church of Christ. He is a High School m 1935-37. He served teacher and track coach at Cor-l member of the Edna Lions Club. WatkillS Report Martinez To Stay Secret Jestifte Dope Case u him down o u r Police Chief John Guseman.Guseman called in the FBI to tion, won't get the vice-pcesi-j filed his report on the David jmake an investigation, denlial nod "unless the conven- Watkins case with County Atty.l Officers said the youth, ar- W. W. Kilgore late Wednesday rcs on complaints of drunk but like the much-publicizedjofficer Cary Taylor sure now for Bill saidJFBI report it apparently williafter he had been brought to another Goldwaler aide. "The! remain secret police headquarters and that senator keeps putting, it aside Taylor ''back-handed tion forces throat.' "We're getting a lot of pres- and has not made up his mind." Proper Advice In an informal interview Mon- day, Goldwater said, "I haven't asked anybody and I won't un- til 1 get proper advice." On another matter, the Gold- water campaign manager, Den- ison Kitchel, said he would not object to a general statement in (he platform criticizing ex- tremism of both the left and the right. "That would be perfectly ac- said Kitchel. Goldwater was in seclusion in his Washington apartment, pre- paring for an early departure Thursday for San Francisco. He will address the Patform Com- mittee on Friday. While Kilchel said a platform plank opposing extremism would be acceptable, he indicat- ed the Goldwater forces would not buy a slatemcnl such as thai proposed by Scranton, who wanls the platform to include a specific denunciation of the John Birch Society. Kilgore said after the report his office, him. The boy sustained a broken jaw, fractured skull, lacerated p.m., that chin, 10 chipped teeth and eight no part of the report would teeth knocked out, according to was delivered shortly before be made public. He did say, however, that some action on the report might be forthcom- ing Thursday. in an altercation at Victoria Po- his father and the attending physician. Kilgore declined to accept the father's complaints when Watkins was severely injured first presented, explaining that he wanted to wait for the F.B.I. lice Headquarters on the night ireport before considering the of June 23 or early June Later Chief Gusc- and his father, J. A.'Walkins of 3005 E. Rio Grande St., sought to tile charges against four po- lice officers present at the lime Watkins charged thai his 18- year-old son was "brutally beat- en while and Chief man said that the FIJI report would be filed in Washington ajid not made available locally. He said his department would vesligalion lo Kilgore. This was Ihe rcporl filed Wednesday. flared for about a month. The only incident noted in St. Augustine was when a group of while youths chased two while imlegratinnists from a drug store. Gov. William W. Scranlon of Pennsylvania accused Sen. Bar-' ry Goldwater of counting on ra- cial unrest to boost Golrlwater's presidential prospects in the (South. Racial Unrest "We must ask ourselves what Emilio Martinez testified icvents the senator is looking Wednesday that officers used fol'ward lo before November to force in making him sign a S? his Ulc Scranlon said at a news statement at Department in Chicago. Public Safety headquarters in Corpus Christ! following his ar- rest on a charge ot unlawful possession of marijuana. Martinez charged that he was beaten about the head by Texas Ranger (Juincy Lawman and a DPS polygraph operator several Scranton said that Hie Arizona senator, "or those close to him hope lo gain by racial unrest in this nation." A fact-finding committee of days following his arrest in the day lour of Mississippi. 3600 block of Houston Highway on Nov. 2, 1061. the NAACP was expected at Memphis, Term., on Thursday lo disclose ils findings on a four- Thc group has traveled exten- sively in Mississippi since Sun- Refuted by -Lowman !d.ay. breaking segregation ba The 55-year-old merchant sea- man's accusation was refuted later by Lowman who said Mar- tinez was not beaten or pushed around. He added that Mar- tinez did not complain of beingj riers en route. It has visited voter registration drives arc un- der way. Remove Signs There wore these other devel- dizzy or woozy at the time ln Mississippi: Scranton Flies to Coast, J, "1 evidence by Disl. auntily Predicts Victory s iStilltj'e o.ith iWilliam W. Scranton flew to the "If they start it they ought National Convention lisl them Kitchel said, scene Wednesday and jauntily "Any of these groups that won't predicted he will be the party fight or won't pray or won't do presidential nominee and lead it this, thai and the other." to victorv in November. But he said a general state-! Ihit the hard political facts SAN FRANCISCO November elcclion but that the picture will change. Speaking out at the airport: stand for about two hours through a bull horn lo some Wednesday afternoon. Tosti- 000 Scraulon fans and then al almony was also heard from conference, Scranton got a! Police Lt. Carl Acker Jr. and At Jackson, the NAACP called for the Justice Department lo remove segregation signs from the N'cshoba County courthouse at Philadelphia. At Clarksdale, Ihc city gov- ernment closed the city's two swimming pools after a biracial group asked to swim at the pool reserved for Negroes. Jimmie Thornton, 21, a No- ate at a white motel rcslau- iranl al Greenville without incid- It was the first lest of com- Marlinci! was on the wilucsslpliance with the civil rights law signed the statement. He iden- tified the signature on the con- fession as being made by the suspect and added that Mar- tinez did not make any com- plaints about treatment during 1 questioning. The confession was entered Atty. Mar- Kelly's Joe District Court. On Stand his troops. j Scranton arrived here time when much of the fight lover candidates and civil righlsl All this :was before the not al al i Republican party is not another at a name for some ultrarighlist so r jAtly. Marlin n IUUI The condition of Jimmy Coins, who was burned critically early Tuesday morn- ing at his home in La Ward, was reported unchanged and slill critical Wednesday by his physician at John Scaly Hos- pital in Galveston. boy was one of four mem- bers of the James II. Coins fam- ily who were burned when an explosion and fire leveled their house lo the ground about a.m. Tuesday. Jimmy suffered (he most severe burns, and was given a 50-50 chance of survival by the physician Tuesday njghl. The physician said Wednesday Unit liis condition had not changed, although the hoy was "doing aboiil as well as could be ex- pected." His mother, Mrs. Imugene Coins, also remained on the critical lisl Wednesday, although the physician said her i-omlilionl Youngster o Has Brain Concussion Emergency Surgery Used appeared to be improved." A daughter, three-year-old liroiuln, was out of danger, al- though still on the serious list, according to the same physi- cian. (Joins, the principal at La Ward Elementary School, was transferred W c (I H c s A a y to Citizens Memorial Hospital in Victoria and was reported in satisfactory condition. Fire officials blamed the ex- plosion on au accumulation of butane gas in the house, touched off hy the water heater. The house and all its contents were a total loss. A three-year-old Victoria boy "somewhat was lisieii critical condition at DC Tar Hospital Wednesday CPL Announces Rate Reductions Victoria will share in a general rate reduction scheduled to go into effect late this .summer for Centra Power and Light Co. customers, but local manager J Byron Wilson said Wednesday that the exact rate re- duction for Victoria is not known yet. Wilson said the new schedule is expected later this and will be presented to City Council for approval upon receipt. i President R. S. Jos-lin of CPf (made the original announcement it would mean savings of more than annually fo Hearing Due On Bud gel For School Mission Valley Independent School District will hold public hearing at K p.m. Tuesday on a lfJBJ-65 budget ot up ap- proximately over Ihc 19G3- C4 figure. No tax increase is anticipalcd, however, since the district lof the rale reduction, saying that! Cillit lc vvils str'ck night after going into convul- sions after suffering a head in- jury when he was struck by a car In the 1100 block of South Cameron Street. Edward Martell Johnson of 1118 S. DcLeon St. underwent an emergency tracheotomy at the hospital shortly after being found suffering from a brain concussion. Treated For Cut The youngster was first treat- ed al Citizens Memorial Hos- pital for a cut en the left side uf his head. lie was released from Hie hos- pital but was taken to a physi- cian's office Wednesday atter- loon after going into convul- sions. He was then taken to Do Par Hospital. The youngster's physician said n brain damage is located on .he opposite side ot the head from where the cut is localed. At Firo Sccno The accident occurred at U a.m. in front ot Buckncr's Gro- cery which had been hit by a fire earlier in the morn- ing. City Patrolman W. D. Ei- kcnborg said the youngster had apparently been attracted to tha scene by workmen involved in clean-up operations al Ihe store. The officer said young John- son was crossing the street from the cast to (he west side when lion was possible onomical operation of the com- pany plus Ihc fact that corporate income lax reductions granted the company arc being passed on to consumers. The rate reduction also re- flects continued increases in Die Iricity by CPL ens- new valuations giving it a tola in Greenville. Push Se.irdi A search continued in the Philadelphia area for three civill (Sec BLASTS, Page 9A) .i he company has assessed valuation scsses at 50 per cent of actual' ?Pcrnlln8 expense, we arc giv- of The district co'Uro1 of lls liailk of as_____ valuation, the same as last year. The increase in the budget, ac-j Plea Postponed lwo per cent tax re- i> nim'iniL cording to a business office duclion scheduled for spokesman results from a com- "Thc corporaie in. bmalion of anticipated highcriCOme tax rate will be '18 per enrollment and tentative plans (o'ccnt after both changes go i'nlo upgrade the junior high schoorcffccl 1 a program. Harry St. The car was headed north. Eikcnberg said the child was knocked about four feet by the impact. He was taken lo the hos- pital in a Duckett ambulance. Damages Set Al In Store Fire Overloaded electric lines were blamed Wednesday for causing a Advtxalc Nuws Scrvici __'phc attorneys, Larry Har-lBanking Board Wednesday post-, In dislin-tJ an F''ank" G' a decision an appli-l. One teacher will be added, figurcs thatmcaV iliMJUdi 10 (US ill ID i r linff thp i f .v the Goldwaler ad-1- Mai llnez wlis mcllclctl miCalion for a new bank in a fire that gutlerl Ruckner's Grocery Store, S. Cameron St., .shortly before 7 a.m. Fire Marshal George Sirmon Hie overloaded lines were in Ilio vtf'inil V nf tho locTd in December of Iflfil by the same'lown. The action .convenlion begins on Monday, vance guard lodged in the same grand jury that no-billed three the request of a group who op- for grades one through The CPL president said nf in f'Burcs indicated ,UL.m rnmh1 r SDVlnfis section of roughed from Ihe rale reduction i frame building go to residential customers, Onlu ation lo substitute algebra forjwilh" the other half divided in.lhc commercial and indus- pital after surgery Victoriai cnldw'ilcr lip sirrt High School cheer leaders "an-! of lie expects; fall." This Pnhlic ojiinion is merely what pcnplc Iliink other peo- ple arc thinking. iniiLtjih. iuo maue at me noaru s next The three other occupants of meeting. According to informa- nexl fal1- ,.__ __M_.I.I. i j ttr_ t ior high school. Enrollment is expected lo reach 2-10 students the car were identified available late jtime trial users. Despite generally rising pric es and inflation in recciil (Scc Only n small amounl of Ihe stock could be salvaged that included a supply oi soft drinks and other items stored in a Public hearing on the budget Joslin pointed out that CPI. hat GOP SESSION ime as Gloria A. Gcrona !llic board's next meeting has will he held in conjunction wilhjncver asked for a general rate (See Pnic ''not yct hcctl sctp "10 rc8ular hoard of trustees except for a fuel cost _.'. .I'.. Seeking the charter is a group meeting at Ihc school. (Si-o CI'I., 1'agc 9A) for a Lone Local Delegate K. Marnncy in town to repay a kind deed with a cantaloupe Boh Curtis checking up on the latest style trends Kuth Jacobs over from Goliad on business B. J. Koliii- i tek taking time off for coffee UVCH WcatllCl' with a friend C. Wilson of Kemper City in town on busi- ness the Mclvin Christians back from LaPlace, La., and bringing greetings from former Victorians, the Jerry Hajchs Vincent Ruiz finding it a busy day, in spite of the weather Mrs. 0. O. Vickcrs on a shop- tor's remarks a "no-win policy I heartily deplore." (ioldwater was quoted as say- ing that as of now no one can: defeat President Johnson in thej Victoria will be represented by Mrs. Frank S. Buhler at the Republican National Convention opening in San Francisco next Monday, but apparently nn oth- To Attend Convention activity scattered points made no dent in the heat wave. cr Victorians are attend. planning to County Chairman Dean Tru- ping excursion the TIcv. J. ,M. Schcillcr pointing out that Trinily Lulhcran Church did ring its bell on July -llh for four minutes, not just 30 sec- onds, although the name was inadvertently omitted from a recent story about the hells Christian H e n n i g reminding CPI., employes of the dance Khuikcls Stale Hy Tjir. AMncMTnn PKr.ss Texas baked under 100-dcgrce tornperatures again Wednesday man "said Wednesday Ihat some while tnundershower activity in "guest tickets" had been made available locally, but Ihat he .knew of no one planning to at- Morc thundershowers the nominaling session due Thursday, the Weather Bu-j Mrs. BubJer, slnle commitlee- rcau said, but temperatures arc .woman from the Ifllh Senatorial exected to remain hot. D topped by Mineral Wells' 108 de- grees, in (lie official listings, hut there was no report from Pre- sidio, the Big Bend hot box. Thundershowers fell al Beau- mont, where .05 of an inch of Saturday at D p.m. at was measured. Dalhart, town al the Hermann Sons Hall, high in the Panhandle, received with Elman Prause and his or- chestra, .31 of an inch and El Paso re- ported .01 of an inch. District and one of the official Maximum temperatures were delegates, was not available for comment. Her husband said earlier in the week that Mrs. Buhler was visiting relatives In that "there isn't a chance" of the Texas delegation switching. "They arc irrevocably com- milleci lo Sen. Goldwaler un- til he releases Truman said. Yorktown area residents, The new institiilian would ho named the Yorklown Com- imunily Bank. It would be lo- cated at 11B .Main St., and would, have a capital structure of ;250. At an earlier hearing, Ihc ap- plication was opposed by the: First National Bank of York-1 town. SUNDAY CLOSING THE WEATHER Clear lo partly cloudy a n d Texas will have fifi votes atillo.l Thursday through Friday, the national convention southeasterly winds at f year, as compared with 5-1 l5 m.p.h. Expected Thurs- day temperatures: High 06, low I960. On the local scene, said that Republican fund ing rally has been scheduled for Aujf. 1 and that four state can- didales already have indicated they will attend. These include George Bush, the Texas GOP nominee for U.S. Senator; 0. W. (Bill) Hayes, nominee for ---------.....eongressman-at-large; .John A. Washington Stale and would nominee for .state from Iherc lo the convention. Commenting on the campaign of Gov. William Scranton of Pennsylvania to prccent Iho land commissioner; and .lack Crichton, nominee for governor. "There will be no national personalities at the rally, but GOP nomination going lo Son. we hope to have several' other Tllls information based on diti Barry Goldwalcr, Truman Truman said. South Central Texas: Partly cloudy Thursday and Friday. High Thursday 92 (o !02. Wednesday temperatures: High 90, low 7fi. Tides (Port Lavaca-Port Texas Supreme Court Balks at Changing Law AUSTIN stale Su- preme Court refused Wednesday to take another look at a conlro- ncluiie clothing, furniture, kitch- en utensils, tools, jewelry, toys, musical instruments, versial provision of the TcxasJhomc appliances and' footwear', Sunday closing law. The court also refused lo an-j It overruled a stale two questions by the Fort for a rehearing on the court's decision May 27 upholding a fea- ture of the law that lets mcr- Worth Court of Civil Appeals inj connection with former stale! Sen. Doyle Willis' appeal from! chants sell certain articles ouster Iron the Fort Worth Sunday if the customer Council, (hey are emergency purchases.) A Irial court rejected Willis' A 1061 law prohibits the sale that the municipal! about '10 specific items on both ordinance that barred him from Saturday and Sunday. Legisla-lserving on the council attar fil Tides (Port Lavaca-Porl ano ounuay. on the council after Til- O'Connor Lows at tlvc sponsors said the law was ing as a state senate candidate a.m. and p.m. Highs at p.m. Thursday and G; 15 a.m. Kriday. Barometric pressure at sea level: 29.B2. Sunset Thursday: Sun- rise Friday: aimed at large discount houses which were operating seven days a week. The ruling affirmed action by is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court later, blocked Willis' Sunalc canOidacyl Ihe ruling affirmed action by on grounds that state law prohi- the San Antonio Court of Civillbits an office holder from run- Appeals striking down a Corpusjning for another post until Ihe Christ! district court injunction! term for which he was elected against Shoppers World, Inc. icxpircs, U said Willis' council Hems Included in the statute! 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