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Advocate (Newspaper) - July 12, 1964, Victoria, Texas 119th 66 DEBATED ISSUE THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE TELEPHONE HJ 5-H5I VICTORIA. TEXAS, SUNDAY, JULY 12, .1964 ESTABLISHED lUt Williams To Recommend Sale of Courthouse Plot Mayor Kemjier Williams Jr. said Saturday he will ask Cily Council to approve al ils next meeting (lie sale of the city-owned north half of Hie Courlhoiise Square lo the county. The county, which wants the property where Ihe present city police head- quarters is localcd for a new courts and office build- ing site, offered the city S95.00I) for Ihe properly several months ago. The issue luis been under debate since Ihal lime, with strong opposition from some quarters, and (he mayor's aniimim-rnu'iil in a prepared statement came as some- thing of a surprise since only las! .Monday a dclega- linii hail appeared al Ihe council meeting In question liolh Ihe legality ail- visibility of (be sale. Mayor W i I I i a m s said, however, Mint the need for U.N. Spots Buildup In Cyprus NICOSIA, Cyprus United Nations reported Satur- day that its patrols spotted Turkish military personnel land- ing secretly in Cyprus, but said a similar buildup in support of Greek Cypriofs was far larger and included artillery. An official U.K. spokesman disclosed U.N. patrols saw the Turks landing during the past five weeks. He said U.N. pa- trols also bad seen about personnel from Greece landed] on this eastern Mediterranean island torn by strife between a Greek Cypriot majority and a Turkish Cypriol minority. The clandestine landings of Turkish army officers and men on the northwest seacoast of Cyprus is part of a secret mili- tary buildup on the island by both Greek and Turkish armed forces, the spokesman said. The United Nations also re- ported that artillery fire, so far missing in the undeclared com- munal war, may soon boom out over the island. A U.N. spokesman said U.N. both city and county facili- lics has been under discus- sion for some five years, and that he feels (he lime has come lo acl. He said he will ask the council lo approve (he sale, with some stipulations, when il meets on 20 al 5 p.m. The full text of (he mayor's statement is as follows: For Ihe past five years the nccessily for adcquale courl facililies has been discussed between countv and cily officials and, mos'f particularly in r e c e n I uimilhs nfler (he offer of the county lo purchase Ihe city's property north of Ihe cou'rl- house. Now it has become apparent Hint sonic slnle- nicnls should he made re- garding the necessity for full cooperation between Ilic county and (he city in order to clarify questions which have arisen. The county, al Ilic pres- ent, has a iniicli larger in- vestincnl in buildings on the Courthouse square Ihnn the city has, and has the need lo expand its facilities while ill the same lime honoring Ilic expressed de- siros of a large nunihcr of Victorians lo preserve (he historic Courthouse liuild- iug. Ill addition to the in- adequacy of Ilic court- house al present lo provide proper facilities, this county has a tremendous ease load for jury trials and, at pres- ent, a lady juror has no real privacy when serving mi a criminal jury which requires Ihal the jury mem- bers stay together a( all limes and sleep in Ihc court- house. The acoustics in Ihc, minimum p r c v c n t some jurors from being able lo hear and understand nil of (See ISSUE, Page 12A) Victim of Fire In La Ward Dies rtdvutale Ncvss SIT GALVESTON _ Ja old Coins Jr., 10, dii al p.m. at John Scaly Hospital in Galveslon of burns received while sleeping in his parents' home in La Ward ear- ly Tuesday morning. His parents and three-year- old sisler Brenda were reported Demo Chief Flays GOP On Platform WASHINGTON (AP) John _ j ....u i IU L II U unit, IVMIIUI I dalveslon hospital after cmer- fremisls" in Washington have! geney treatment at Mauritz Me- burdened (lie nation with modal Hospital in G a n ad o billion in deficits in four years Tuesday morning for burns with "still more debl lo over 85 per cent of his body, and have curbed individual1 including 25 per cent third de- freedom and creative onler- huadquarters was informed by telephone by the government of Greek Cypriot President Arch- bishop Makarios thai field guns will be test-fired soon. The spokesman said the U.N. was told the firing silo would be al an old British firing range norlh of Lefkoniko, near the island's M. Bailey, chairman of the Democratic National Commit- tee, said Saturday night, "The Goldwater-controlled Republi- can Platform Committee's re- port is an exercise in fantasy, conceived in a shadowland of fear and hate." Bailey's statement added: "ft remains to be seen if the radical right northeast neck. Minister of the Interior Poly- carpos Georgadjis admitted the government has field guns but denied il informed Ihe United Nations it intended to test the equipment. U.N. sources said the United Nations learned thai Greek Cyp- are in possession of 25 succeed in foisting such a shocking document Hie Republican party as a na- tional platform. Extremist Take Over "We know Ihat lhe press re- ports coming oul of San Fran- cisco have indicaled thai the ex- Iremisls have t akcn over the convention there and arc riding roughshod over (hose who claim !o speak for moderation. But .his is hard lo believe until we saw what emerged lonight from Sen. Goldwater's Platform Com- mittee. "The so-called platform at- tacks programs and policies which, for the most part, exist in satisfactory condition al lhe hospital after receiving treat- ment for burns received in lhe fire. The boy was rushed lo t h e GOP Faces Floor Fight On Platform Scrauton Mils Conservatives SAN FRANCISCO Republican platform on Satur- day accused the Democratic ad- ministration of weakness before communism and of fostering "a potentially fatal parity" of mili- tary power instead of clear su- periority over the Soviets. The GOP platform wrilcis lorn among themselves over the! writing of a civil rights issued the first half of their! platform the half on which agreement came relatively eas- the form of an "indict-, ment" of the Kennedy-Johnson1 administration. An open floor fight in lhc con- j venlion became a virtual cer- tainty, as the Scranton men met! one reverse afler another in lrv-1 mg to insert Goldwater-baitiiigi planks on civil rights, the John Birch Society, civilian control of nuclear weapons, and other con- iroversial issues. 'Fight Like Hell1 "We'll still fight like said [Sen. Hugh Scolt of Pennsyl- ivania, leader of Scrantoii's troops in Ihe Platform Commit- Itee. "Many people in this conven- tion quite obviously prefer not to pay any honor to Gen, Eisen-, hower and bis i Scotl told reporters. "They would like lo call the party Conservative, not Hcpub- 46 Pages Negro Educator Slain in Georgia The campaign document: that "federal grec burns. Physicians had given h i m only a 50-50 chance (or survi- val when he first entered the hospital, and noted a sharp de- lerioralion in bis condition Fri- day morning. The other three members of Ihe family who were burned in (he fire were said lo be doing "as well as could be expected" Saturday night. "We are pleased, wilh the way they are respond- ing lo a physician said. Another daughter, Kay, was visiting relatives in Dibali at the time of the fire. Meanwhile, it was announced (hat a fund has been started by friends of the family in Jack- son County. Anyone wishing to contribute lo the fund may make a deposit at any of the three iianks in Jackson County, or by mailing the contribution lo Si- mon McCloud, VFW Service Of- (Scc VICTIM, Page 12A) prise. 'is m V III possession 01 25 i (Sec CYPRUS Only C" "le paBOS of lhe hate literature of the extreme right, Cycle Race Fans Killed BERGERAC, France gasoline truck hurrying along ahead of lhe Tour de France jicycle race crashed into a crowd of spectators on a bridge Saturday. Officials said cighl persons were killed and 12 in- and attempts to impute those ired. The truck rying fuel for llollis Newton gelling ade- quate cool air at home these days and feeling a stranger in his own home Sgl. and .Mrs. Sam ISarnell still camping in their home, since moving here a month ago and hoping Ihal their furniture will arrive from Arkansas soon Alice passing oul birthday candy lo friends Donna l.cncrlz of Port Lavaca finding out Ihe basic workings of a newspaper Mrs. A. J. lioesc enjoying a trip "junking" in Cuero and in Victoria Mar- Rory Jo Iloyd reporting on get- ting ducked in the bay al Pala- cios Esther Mcllridc in Corpus Chrisli with her grand- mother, Mrs. K. K. Mcliriilc Phillip GuiKard of San Marcos in town for Ihe weekend the Kcnl Imhoffs and son, For- rest, back from Harlingen and Ihe funeral of her sisler Mrs. Ann Boj'il losing a bil of means of communication with a case of laryngitis Thtrcsa Gonznles reminding members of the Future Physicians of a meeting Monday, p.m. al Cilizen's Hospital, with Ed Ful- kcrson as guest speaker Happy birthday wishes going lo Red Miller and C. F. Taylor for Monday morning Eddie Langc and Carl Light, sons of Ihc Kd Langcs and Mrs. Alma Light, reporting home after a World's Fair Tour Mrs. Ben T. Jordan reminding that Sun- day, 3-5 p.m., will be the lost opportunity to see Ihc Sally Gee Peltus art exhibit at McNamara- O'Connor Historical and Fine Arls Museum. 10 :mpiue mosc fantasies to the Democratic nar- eendarmenc helicopter hover- ty and to Ihe administration of "1g lh? racc' a three-week John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B mnralh01' that rales as one of ''France's biggest sporting evcnls 'broke through Ihe stone balu- of the John Birch Al'THKMATII City Fire- men Stanley Gwusclz (lefl) ami Asst. Fire Chief OUo Miller are shown cleaning up debris after t li c Louis Barofk'ld residence al 912 Lazor Alley was struck by ;i fire Sat- urday nijjhl. Explosion of a kerosene stove was listed as Ihc cause of the blaze Hint gutted Ihe four room frame residence at p.m. Only a small portion of the family's posses- sions was salvaged. (Advocate Photo) Westhoff iCool Front Curbs the administralioi, of having "exploited interracial tensions by extravagant cam- paign promises, without fulfill- ment, playing on the just aspira- tions of the minority groups, en- couraging disorderly and law- less elements, and ineffectually administering Ihe laws." 'Discord' in NATO lhe White House for liaving fostered "discord and trust" in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and for opening "a hot line first with a sworn enemy rather than wilh a proven friend." By delaying development of advanced weapons systems, the across the northern part of Tex platform charged, the Demo- night in (he crash of 'two as the rest of state al Hie inlerseclion of Main lo wllt in sizzling n r.ft _ I rnifl-Climmrvi- Red River Streets. Treated at Citizens Hospital were Elton Horchardt, 24, and his mother, Mrs. Lillian Uorchardl. Neither were re- ported seriously hurt. The son complained of pains in his right leg Ihat had been fractured in an industrial accident t w o weeks ago. Mrs. Borchardt suf- fered a leg injury. The other car involved in the accident veered across the S o u I h e r n Pacific Railroad tracks after [lie impact and up- rooted a battery box connected lo a railroad warning light sys- heat wave. The mass of cooler air tcmpcraliircs in lhe Pan- LLU ...........D --ci--- -j the fear- lem ciulslnS an estimated driven by Frank Cannon of San released with a promise Ihat the Antonio. came lo rest against containing the lllimy Blanks by which Republicans! Clly Patrolman Harold Me- pans y wch Republicans! hope lo unseal President John-iCullou.Bh son, would come Sunday. j traveling Port Youth Killed When Hit by Auto Ailvocnle News Scivkf POUT LAVACA A 15-ycai- Salurday night when struck by a car while walking near the intersection of Austin and Alcoa Streets. Dead on arrival al Champ Traylor Memorial Hospital at p.m. was Hay Cavazos, a seventh grader at Crockett Junior High School. Driver of lhe car was Tom- mie Bryan Griggs, 23, of Porl and Amarillo received .01 of ai inch of moisture as scatlerec showers fell in the area. Bui ahead of lhe front tern kcnl Peralures set records for lhe season al several points. Pre- sidio bad a sweltering 113 de- grees, Wichita Falls 109 de grees, Mineral Wells Mid- land 107, Wink IOC, Fort Worll 105, Dallas and San Angclo 10-1 Waco and Abilene Junclion I02, San Antonio and Laredo 101, and El Paso 100. In contrast, Die Panhandle- Plains and the coaslal cilicf had comparatively mild read- was east on Red River Bui Hie 100-mcmber Platform arul Ewalcl the mis- Committee was embroiled falllcr of lnc injured battle behind closed doors be- .was motoring north on Sec GOLIMVATfCIt, Page I2A) M Main when the accident oc- Gusty southeast winds ranged up lo 30 miles an hour along (he coast. Showers Lavaca. wearing Young d n r k Cavazos clothes, and Griggs said hc did not see the youth. Officers said the investi- gation was still incomplete laic Saturday night. 117 degrees, Dalharl and Lub- boek (II, Amarillo and Beau- Governor Says Killing o Maniac Act Victim Wilh Trio in Car COLBERT, Ga. Nc- educator from Washington, XC., was mysteriously shot to lealh in early morning quiel- icss Saturday as hc drove hrough rural north Georgia. Lemuel A. Penn, -IS, director if Washington's five vocational ligh schools and a lieutenant :oloncl in lhe Army reserve, vas shol in the head as he drove (long Georgia 172 about 10 miles lorlheast of here. The killing iroughl swifl action in Washing- on and Atlanta, the stale cap- tal. President Johnson called Gov. Car! E. Sanders to suck feder- il-slale cooperation in lhe hunt or the killer. And lhc Justice Department, announced that Ally. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy md ordered the FBI into Ihe rase. Slrong Statement In Atlanta Sanders quickly Is. jued one of lhc strongesl slalc- menls ho has made since taking office. "1 am ashamed for myself and for the responsible citizens of Georgia that (his took place in our he said. "This unforlnnate nonsen- sical occurrence loday repre- sents lhc intlammalory reaction of a person wilh a demented mind. "If we want lo sec our slate destroyed, our citizens demora- lized and the very foundation of our nation undermined, we have only to let this lype of individual assume greater prominence and eventually lake over and this will be the end of America." Summer Course The slain educator completed two weeks of summer training at Ft. Benning, Gn., Friday and was on his way back to Washi- ngton wilh two olher Negro of- icers, Maj. Charles E. Brown H, and Lt. Col. John D. Howard 12, bolh of Washington, D C Neither was hurt. All three had mont, Brownsville Chrisli 93. Corpus thunderstorms formed along the leading (Sec KKONT, 1'agc I2A) THE WEATHER Society. Every radical right cliche has found its way inlo water. Four of the injured were rc- Ihis document........ in condition. "Wild and sensational charges 'hc Saniil was 6. what witnesses described as a people when lhe 31 cyc- ilill in the race arrived, slopped voluntarily against lhc Democratic are reminders of the days of ij.', Joseph McCarthy. "I cannot believe Ihat sible Republicans will Today's Chuckle A phychologist finally figured mil why II o h i n Hood rohbod only (he rich poor had no money. Clear to partly cloudy with little change in temperature Sunday through Monday, South- I'srly winds at 10 lo 20 m p h irrcd. Both vehicles" "were IK Wed Sunday !heavily damaged. aml low 70 the emergency room south Central Texas: Clear lo of Die Peace Frank partly cloudy Sunday through Monday. Chance of isolated thundershowers north Sunday i iJic ycimn veci win injured persons wcrc The youth lived wilh his step- (Sen (.'HASH, in the ,2A) ,flth Bronte Library Seeks Accredited Librarian A graduate librarian accrcd-jOily Council and Die Victoria ted by lexas Library Commissioners Court is being earnestly soughtjwhrch would expand (he pros- s board of directors enl budget from a little more Bronte Public Li-than to about brary in keeping with the arc that the panded facilities now being planned and an increase in op- erating funds which is confi- dently expected. Claude K. .McCan, who has long provided the present li- brary building free of cosl in Tar o "a [jL-i iiniiuin.'s. wiin one addition lo other contributions, library card issued per family has now made funds library board estimates fnr tin ncmcfrMr.lin.. ,.f I-_. __ J, C.-HJ II WltS quest will be granted in al of ils major items. Further plans, said Mrs. De ar, include increased pur- chases of current technical and standard reference books as well as periodicals. With one for the construction of a size- able new wing to lite building. The new wing will provide some 700 square feet of criti- cally needed space for addition- al shelving and reading room areas. Mrs. W. T. DeTar, boaril chairman, noted that Ihe li- irary board recenlly submit- ted requests lo (he Victoria Inal more than cards now in use represent lo readers, representing about half of the population of the county. All assislance possible is be- ing sought by the library hoard in its search fora fully ac- credited librarian lo take charge of the various expansion ac- tivilies. N'ol quilc so hoi norlh Sunday. High Sunday Saturday temperatures: High an d IB, 77. by Hendonj Tides (Port Lavaca-Port Little Mexico addition. Services arc pending, be announced Home. survivors include three Tony Cavazos, Felix Monday Highs a Marie Salinas, Marcella Hita Salinas and Ida Linda Sa-, McDonna of Wichita Falls and Mr. and Mrs. .Manuel Salinas of filoomington. 'linas; and the Mrs. Marcella level: 29.82. Sunset Sunday: Sunrise Monday: This based on data from Iho U.S Wc.iihcr (Src VVcaUicr FJsewliero. completed the same refersher course at Ft. licnnlng. An Army spokesman said 'cnn left the base, at Columbus, la., shortly after midnight Fri- Irfy. He and Ihe others Iraveled north in a 1959 Chevrolet owned 'iy Drown. Sheriff Dewey Seagraves of Madison County said the Ihree vcrc suddenly passed from Ihe rear by a car. One of its occu- lanls two blasls inlo the Negroes' automobile, which was ing driven by Penn. Killed Instantly Seagraves said one blast hit 'cnn under the left jaw and killed him instantly. The sheriff reported Ihe shot- Jim was loaded wilh buckshot. Vhen Penn was shot, he lumped over (he steering wheel md lirown said hc grabbed the vhccl to control the car, which was crossing a bridge over the winding Hudson liiver. The car scraped the side of he bridge, but Brown brought t to a halt. No racial (rouble has been rc- lorted in the area where the hooting took place. The sheriff s.iid the Negroes nade only one stop, (o buy gas- Jine al a service station near about 70 miles south- vest of here. They had no words (Sec SLAVING, Page 12A) ELM CITY, N.C. of the United Presbyter inn! of a preacher and six sludcnti Terry Sanford issued a stern Church in the U.S.A. (o pai t N warning to the Ku Klux Klan '-1-----1UI DOWN BUT SMILING Sen. Edward M. Ken- nedy, seriously injured in an airplane crash June 19, managed a clieery smile and a wave to onlook- ers as hc was taken from ConJcy-Dickinson Hos- pital at Northampton, Mass., for transfer to New England Haptist Hospital in Hoslon. (AP Photo) North Carolina Governor Serves Notice to Klansmen One- group left lasl month in after veiled threats from James church ln Elm Clly- H. Jones, grand dragon of the Klan in North Carolina. Jones "He need not worry himself nboul Iheir safely. Local law en rxian in rvorm Carolina. Jones meir saiety. Local law en- said hc could not be responsible 'orcoment, backed up by stale on Saturday to slay oul of a planned interracial painting of promised the church group "1cir safely if they will supply all of tho nrotection In a prepared statement, Govjprotcction needed by any citi- jSanford said: "Let it be clcarly'zens who are threatened. The A group of 20 white anil ,hat lhc KKK is notjgrand dragon can do his part ministers and college to run North Carolina andjby staying home and leaving is to arrive Monday night inlfurthcrmore il is not going to protection to those who are nearby Rocky Mount. They plan'lako over any part of law en- charged with providing it. lo begin Tuesday tho four-day job of painting the First Pres- bylerian church, on Ihe out- skirts of Elm City, a community of 729 persons. The church, forccment. "Reports in the newspapers, authenticated hy law enforce- ment officers, indicate that the grand dragon has said hc could i------------ Qttuivi uua aiitu nu lULfiu which hns eliiht members, islnot be responsible for the safety r 'The people of Elm City are decent and honorable people. They do not want their fine town to become a battlefield. We are going to give (hem all of the protection they need." I ;