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   Advocate (Newspaper) - July 14, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 68 TELEPHONE HI J-1491 Barry Gains Ground, Due Easy Victory Scranton Forces Staggered In Rules Change Test Vote SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Republicans opened their national convention Monday with one swift, sig- nificant fight, a swirl of speeches, and every expecta- tion of routinely nominating Sen. Barry Goklwaler for president. Barring the explosion of some sort of super polit- ical bomb, Goldater is going to chalk up a first ballot victory Wednesday. Minutes befre the convention curlain came up Monday, Ihe Arizona senator picked off 42 vi- tal votes in the Ohio delegation. Thai just about sewed tilings up. Display of Power And just after the first session of the 28th GOP convention be- gan, the first lest vole pul on VICTORIA, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JULY 14, 1964 ESTABLISHED Floor Fight On Platform Set Today Scranloii Lists Three PJaiiks SAN FRANCISCO Pennsylvania Gov. William W. Scranton chose three planks M o n d a civil rights, and nuclear arms control his weapons in a floor bal- lle against Goldwater forces Tuesday night al the Republican National Convention. Scranton indicated that two other top "moderate Republi- can" York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller and former Ambassador Henry Ca- bot with him in the last-ditch fight to break into Sen. Barry Goldwater's tower- ing delegate strength. 'Deficiencies' And Gov. George Romney of Michigan announced indepen- dently that he will strike at what he termed "deficiencies" in the 1964 platform issued over the weekend by the Golciwaler-dominaled platform Romriey said he is presenting minority planks on two of the three and civil rights. The decision was made, he said, after he met with Michigan members of the platform committee. Sen. Hugh Scott of Pennsyl- vania, Scranlon's convention manager announced Monday the text of Ihe nuclear weapons amendment the Scranton forces will offer Tuesday. Nuclear Amendment iisplay the might of Goldwater forces and their control of the convention. Supporters of Gov. William W. Scranton of Pennsylvania were overwhelmed in an attempt to change the rules with the pur- pose of winning a delegate seat for a Tcnnehsee Negro. While Scranton fought fiililcly on to try to torpedo the Gold- water juggernaught, the senator figured up votes and said he had more than 800 on the first ballot. 117 Over Top On the Associated Press scorecard, Goldwaler's expect- ed first-ballol total leaped lo 772. That's 117 more lhan the 355 needed to give him the nom- ination. If there ever was any excite- ment in this convention, Gold- waler's unimpeded surge had extracted most of il. But Oregon's handsome, 44- year-old governor, Mark 0. Hat- field, gave Ihe party legions a welcome chance to whoop it up for the keynote speech of the speech thai is supposed to lampoon and har- poon Ihe Democrats and extoll the virtues of the Republicans. 'Offer a Choice' Hatfield depicted the Demo- cratic administration as tainted by scandal, fearful of the future and steeped in reaction. As for the Republicans, Hatfield said in his prepared speech: "We offer America a a choice between fear and faith. In the program of the Republi- can party is a victory for all Republicans, NAMED CHIEF DEPUTY J. M. (Jim) Bowden, left, talks with Sheriff Montie Marshall Monday afternoon after his appointment by Marshall as chief deputy sheriff was confirmed by Commis- sioners Court. Bowden. has been a member of the sheriffs department since 1948. (Advocate Photo) Bowden Okayed As Chief Deputy The appointment of J. M.lficer, he was employed by a would be added to the plank en- titled "Reducing Risks of War' and it reads: "The Republican party reaf- firms the historical constitution- al precept of civilian conlro over the military. The mosl awesome responsibility faced by the president of the United States is the control over our nuclear arsenal. The authority to use America's nuclear wea- pons belongs only to the presi- dent of the United Slates." This is aimed at statements Goldwater has made favorini authority for U.S. military fielc. commanders lo employ tactical nuclear weapons in certain cir- (Sec FIGHT, Page 7) n IS I I C A II b--- ,amJrnd.ment Democrats and independents. Bobby Taylor stopping traf- fic lo let a lady cross the street with Iwo cups of coffee, and motorists overcoming their im- patience, upon seeing his courte- ous act Fred Adix Jr., never without his sense of hu- mor Uoberl Tibilclti in town and proving to be a man of very few words Jerome Heller anil Willie Heller motor- ing to lown early Henry Marragia of Inez collecting soil sample bags to do some scien tific research on his farm Bill Erwln busy with a summer job Mrs. Will Armstrong, al HI 5-0120, reminding Jaycee- ettes and interested persons that the Jaycee-Ettes have lick- els for the Shakespeare Festival production of the "Taming of the Shrew" for the Friday, July 31, performance Mrs. Charles Seolt Hanley doing some window shopping fo see Ihe latest fashions Mrs. Maude Scott admitting, lhat a vacation in New York was fine, but its awfully nice lo be home again John Stockbauer out doing his errands Berlhi Griffith good natured Mrs, about Ihe tricks some of her customers play on her C. B McCormlck being terribly opli mobile parts Craeken home Lynn Ann Me in GoIIad and 'It is lo them lhat we present the invitation to set out again on a pilgrimage of faith." 'Two Minds' The governor slipped in a swipe at President Johnson, He sain speeches of "the White House dancer sound os if they Hatfield struck hard, too, at what he lermed "bigots in this nation who spew forth Ihe ve nom of hale." esl supporters. Whereas Goldwaler opposed (See BARRY, Page 7) 20 Cents Spending School Board Approves To Increase 9 w 0 2 Per Cent ract Survey !Jlm) Bowden as chief deputy by Sheriff Montie Marshall vas officially approved by mem- >ers of Commissioners Court Monday morning. Marshall's action and the sub- sequent approval of the com- misioners fills a post that has vacant since Doran Cornelius resigned several months ago lo run for sheriff. Bowden was employed as a deputy by the department in 1948, and has remained at the )ost continuously for the past 16 years. A native of Haskell, Texas, Bowden attended public schools in Dublin, Texas. He came to Victoria in 1940. Prior lo be- coming a law enforcement of- soft drink concern, and later by a tar company that is no longer in business. As a part of his duties, he has assisted in the investiga- tion of many criminal cases since joining the department. Bowden, 49, and his wife, Hat- tie, reside al 3406 Oaklawn. They have a daughter, Mrs, Mary P. Gascon, of Baton Rouge, La., and three grand- children, Sherilyn 6, James An- thony, 3, and Melanic, 1. Bowden indicated that he felt highly honored at his appoint- ment, and asked the continued assistance of Victoria County residents "in helping law en- forcement officers do their job." lilures are as Administration, gen- jn Hinhland sral expense, instruc- Estimated rost lion, organized activi- Ule SZ01 s ties related to instruction, 515; public service, li- brary, plant and ground maintenance, student services, student actlvi- County Budget Hearing Sclietlulecl for August 17 A public hearing for 10 a.m. to vary only in a number Aug. 17 on Victoria County's 1965 budget was sel Monday at present budget :he regular monthly meeting of the county commissioners court. House dancer sound os if they _ come from a man of two acrailtOH Rap mmds. J I Texas GOP AN FRANCISCO (AP) Texas delegation joined other They must be overcome" he staunch Barry Goldwater sup- said, "and this applies lo Ihe Ku porters Monday in criticizing Klux Klan, Ihe John Birch So- Pennsylvania Gov. William ciety, the Communist party, and Scrantpn's debate challenge to the hundreds of others like Ihe Arizona senator. Ihem. The Republican party will "I am embarrassed for Gov. lead the quesl for victory in the Scranton as a result of his ill- struggle to change the minds advised letter of last nd hearts of men." said Rep. Bruce Algcr, R-Tex., In touching on extremists, the as a spokesman for the dclega- lion. "I had hoped he could be gra- of an angle from some of the cious in defeat. Apparently, I views of Goldwater and his clos- judged him too highly. 1 share assessment, uerk val Huvar, and it is ex- on Ihc 1964 lax rolls. 'Phis will set another new all- time record with the total ex- ceeding (or the first time. The commissioners court took under advisement a request from Frieneh S. Tarkinglon Jr., chairman of the finance com- mittee for Ihe proposed Region- al Evaluation Center for Chil- dren and Youth, for a from the county to be included in its 1965 budget. The would be part of the estimated Vicloria County assessment of for oper- ating and maintaining ler, with _____ the cily of Victoria, from Ihe Vicloria Inde- he view of Barry Goldwaler hat the Scranton letter is an in- sult to every Republican." AT BLOOMINGTON Water District Votes Increase in Tax Rate Water Control and Improve- ment Dislrict No. 1 at Blooming- ton has voted lo increase its lax rale to secure funds to repair and improve its rapidly deteri- orling sewer system. Veto Finley, board secretary, said Monday the board had voted to up the rate from to per valuation. The new rale will take effect Ihis year and will be reflected on the up- coming mailing of tax notices. The action was taken, Finley said, "because Ihe presenl sys- tem is run down and we needed to find additional funds lo re- place sewer lines and do work on improving the system. "The main sewer line is Ihe firsl Ihing that's going to have lo be he said, "re be done and lo prepare cost cs- limates on the whole system. "Then we'll just have lo start with whal needs done the most and work on it over a period of years until it is Fin- ley said. The board hopes lo have a preliminary report from the engineers in three or four weeks. The tax increase is expected iT i "o e sa, re- mistlc about the price of auto- placing the collapsing concrete Tnflhlta narTo 1 _j_- ...lit. _____ pipe with new clay pi )pe witii new clay pipe." The board has hired the enei- recovering from a tonsilectomy neering firm of McClcndon As- sile of Bloomington. Forecasls called for The district picked up an addi- need of moisture. tional In real estate val uatipn this year, but lost 000 in oil and gas valuations. The present water district sys tern was constructed in 1J48. Ex- tension and additions were made 1954. Sfor of minor adjuslmcnts from the county lax rale will same, set pendent School District, and where he did from Ihe Victoria Junior expected to contribute and lake part in Ihe program are Cal- houn, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca and Refugio. The commissioners court also agreed to pay its pro rala on right-of-way costs to Ihc cily of Vicloria for the widening and improvement of Navarre St. as part of the current high- way program inside the city limits. These funds were pro- vided for in the 1964 budget. Stale Soolhcd By Cool Spell By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cooler weather soolhed Tex- School. as Monday, to raise an additional a near the middle and upper reported lhat the building should year in income for (he district coasts, but none of the rain was be abandoned as u n s a f e and which covers primarily the town of consequence. All the stale should not be repaired for fur- was parched and urgently ii) College Raises Budget, Keeps Same Tax Rate Climb Seen In Revenues By HENUY WOLKK JR. Advocate Staff Writer Victoria College raised the school will not be complied September of ......_. any deficits of which might occur could be ......-L...UJ on made up from Hint, year's rcgu- he final phase of Ihe lar budget, or from permanent lion school bond Issue approved surplus funds. School District's Boa'rd Trustees moved in Monday by voters in November of 1962, "'ng its :enl, or over lasl year's and retained its current 42-cent tax rate in action Monday by the board of trustees. [rllsu Adopted at the meeting was a new budget of as com- Whon ami it became apparent (hat cd on building the new school o waer an sewnge rltsl.ces 'lad remain- disposal problems on the tract. w, n pared to 3Q1 last year Es Mien it ended, they had award- properly near the old Clar limited income inclmles Szl Ctl for School and off Lone Tree Road limted income inclmles Sz 152 from Sc taxes bated PfVv-fi( .f 1Ilgh. walkways but it has been tho feeling of --D" School, and the board (hat the Highlands then started preliminary action Estate site is the first choice nn iact jn build- because of its proximity lo Ihe ah eighl-room center of a fast-growing school -_ tics, athletics, transportation, iiitlay, debt service, )33, and general contingency fund, 1963-G4 Budgcl Lasl year's budget was as fol- ows: Administration, gen- eral expense, instruc- ,ion, organized aclivi- :ies related lo instruction, )15; public service, li- brary, planl and ground maintenance, student services, student activi- ties, athletics, transportation, capital outlayj debt service, ins been adopted by the col- ege. 11 was firsl scl in July of 1962, representing a Ihrce-ccnl level of 1960-G1. Tax Revenue Up Estimated district tax revenue dumped from lo 152. Last year, it was based on a valuation. The at as compared with following locations- a year ago. Slate 'Slop" sign at t to aen in regar------------------------------------- he did some leaching, lo filling the position of Council- i? I taught principles of ceo- man from Ward Four declared I JUKI 111 V OlIllIJ Service League Other counties nomics al Sacred Heart College vacant upon the resignation of r, T expected to contribute and lake m Houston. Currently, Burdine Homer A Bower, tendered June SeCIl Ul Lllfklll narl in Ihe nroaram are Ca rm.r.Kr.R no ...i._ u_. _..'j i. 'J uiiiixju (See COLLEGE, Page 7) By PAT W1TTIS ______..... Advocalc Staff Writer until August or September of The Victoria Independent 1965, and that not be enough money lsh al1 CCI inl0 ils Estales sile' bul tock ils first firm ,i mcct'nS opened, survey of owns they had award- properly near the old Clark ing program "satellite" school population .______ committee was also appointed at the satcl- meeting to investigate out-lying Trustees noted, hownvor, that areas for possible school sites. Members of the commilleo are Port Okays Dock Lease With Clegg Advocalc Service POR'I' LAVACA-Cily Council Monday night approved a res- olution authorizing the Mayor to sign a new five-year lease with R. E. Clegg of Clegg Trawlers and the Cily of Port Lavaca. The lease, approved by Ihe Port Commission, carries Iwo five-year renewal options cover- ing 280 feel frontage and exclu- 398, and reserve for general sive docking rights, with the contingencies, exception of emergency condi- Helention of the tax rate of lions when boats will be served 42 cents per assessed val- on a fire-come-first-served basis lalion (Vicloria County values) for the duration of the cmcr- narked the third year this rate gency, at a monthly rental of Two Bodies Not Rights Workers TALLULAH, La. (AP) _ Two partial bodies found in a river near here were tentatively identified Monday as two Negroes missing since mid-May. There was speculation when the first one was found Sunday lhat it might be one of three civil rights workers who vanished in Mississippi on June 21. effective Aug. 13, 1964. The lense also provides that the old lease is automatically cancelled reduction at that time and a six when the new one ccnt reduction from the 48-cent fcctive. Council aiso approved a res- olution !o make the following changes in traffic signs: To remove 'slop" signs al the northwest corner of North Vir- Eina Street al Live Oak Slrcet vrii TuiMktuull. II 1C VJll til LjlVU LHrCGl. tax rate is divided 30.5 cenls for and at Ihe southeasl corner of maintenance end operation and North Virginia Street at Live 11.5 cents for bond service. Oak Street. Tuitioni and tees are eslimated To erect Iraffic signs nl the uLaiu uiujj me norineast sources showed a gain to corner of Live Oak Street at Auxiliary revenue was North Virginia Street; "stop' aujjj tt rui I IjilvUUll, WUS ILOSUliailZCU decrease from sign located at the southwest al p.m. suffering from elec- corner of Live Oak Street at tricnl shock. T> u Yuuju.i.. iiKi ui uivu wdK QirCGi The new budget, tax rate and Norlh Virginia Slrcet; and "no Victoria County values adopted unanimously. Four new instructors ___ elected. They are Francis Bcn- i ,y, oOyKin, i [iu mm 01 uic lire Vlary Andree Tokoly and C. of Bob Hammons as city audi- department gnve emergency mn-i-L, auu flu LiU Wclh WKn a were parking" signs on west side of crew under the Travis Junior South Benavidcs Slrcet between High School building doing some i were Leona Slreel and Auslin Street, plumbing work when he came 'IS Ttan- Tn rvlhrtV noFiflnp nn.mnit. ...Jit- -I--I. In other actions council: lor for a one-year term. treatment at the scene. Ho wns LVllil. LI CclCfUUHl clt tfJU SCC'rlC'. 1IG WHS Announced a special meeting taken to the hospital by Rich- ill Vin linlrl TTi.Iiln.. ..t t. F. Schneider III. _ ,.J y .jjnivlul milling LtlIMm iU IIIU IJU3U1 Burdine, a native of Freer, is will be held Friday at noon lo ardson Ambulance, qualified to teach economics open bids for construction of The hospital and general business courses, pier leased to U.S. Cold Stor- ticnts in salh le has BBA and MBA degrees age. Monday night.' [rpm Tex University, No action was taken in regard urpl Tin ic board has long speculnt- v lo beBin a water and sewnge Board Prcsidenl A. T. Ragan Jr., John Artcro, Robert Ger- rard, C, M. Ferguson and Con- tie Anderson. The committee will hold Ils first meeting Wednesday at 5 p.m. Construction Co. of Porl Lavaca was the lowest of four bidders on Ihe covered walk- ways at the high school with an estimate of Other bid- ders were Bernhard Construc- tion Co., Don Krueger Construction Co., nnd D. W. Marshall Construction Corp., Brannan Brothers Construc- tion Co. was the only bidder on the paving phase of tho project, submitting n bid of Meanwhile, Architect Chris DiSlefano reported to the board, other phases of the massive building program at the high school are progressing well. These include the construction of the 52-room academic wing (Sec BOARD, Page T) Two Injured 1Y, HI Advocate Service PORT LAVACA Two men were hospitalized in separate accidents within a 30-minulc period here Monday afternoon. Frank C. Perez, 53, of Route v Port Lavaca, was taken to Champ Traylor Memorial Hos- pital al p.m. suffering from injuries received in a Iractor accidenl on Ihe M. B. Sanders farm. Perez was driving a Iractor pulling a slalk shredder equipped with a shield, which acts as n guard. When he got lo the end of a row, he pulled Ihe wrong lever, throwing the the northeast shield over on him. Arnold Le Count, 49, of Roule 2, Port Lavacn, was hospitalized Police sources in Jackson, Miss., where both remains were taken, said Monday night there were indications the second body may be lhat of Henry Dees of MeadvH's. Miss., who pcared about two months ago. The other man also was from Mcadvillc. Lower Halves The sources said the condition of both [he lower halves were it vir- tually impossible lo identify and !hal identification would be pascd almost solely on articles found on their bodies. One body wns found Sunday 17 miles south of here in the Old a few miles from where ho other body was found Mon- day. Oddly, Ihe first body was len- :allvcly identified as lhal of a Negro student who had not been reported missing. However, la- boratory work on both bodies was incomplete. Lc Count was working with a in contact with electrical wires. MV.HUIID in uuiiiHUL WHM eiucincdi wires. Approved the rc-apppintmenl The emergency unit of the fire bolh a- UNSAFE OR NOT? 22, who has LUFKIN, Tox. (AP) _ DM School Building Action Delayed by Cuero Panel Judge Jack Pierce ordered Monday that Dist. Ally. Hulon Brown "search for" five affi davits said to allege olcction found Advocate Newi Service CUERO The Cuero school itudy committee Monday de- ayed aclion on the controver- sial issue of what to do with :he John C. French Elementary Three engineers, including A few thundershowers fell one from Cuero, have already would cost lo repair Ihe build- ing. Also, the committee's rec- ommendation on what should be done with Ihe school district's entire elementary system is ex- pected lo have a bearing on the decision dealing with how John C. French will or will not fit into Ihe overall program. One program lhal was sub cloudy weather through Tues- day with widely scattered Ihun- dershowcrs in extreme West Texas and near the coast. A litlle cooler wealher was in use. A committee of seven loca partly building contraclors has de ..uutnuua WCiC maue nine cooler weamer was in o it through a bond program in store for the southern half of (he stale, with warmer weather re- The upcoming work on the turning lo Ihe norlh Tuesday system will be tho first since it A range forecast held clarcd lhat the building can be repaired and can be made safe for about 15 more years of use. However, the committee of builders did recommend thai the structure not be used unlil re- pairs are made. The study committee put off making a decision on Ihe future of the school wllh Ihc hope o( gelling an estimate cm what it nomination as sheriff of Ange- lina County. Incumbent Sheriff Leon Jones j filed suit charging election fraud after he lost his bid for renomination by one vole out of casl. He named Pole Me- Bride, the winner, as defendant. McBride's lawyers asked the Slow Walcr .Search continued along the river, which used to be the main channel of the Mississippi but now is a slow moving loop, with Illlle current cxcepl during high water. The second body bore rem- nants of clothing. Tho firsl was clad in blue jeans and sneakers, with Ihe feet bound with a rope. On (he basis of personal ef- fects found In the blue jeans, Dr. J.D. Boyd, president of Al- corn College, a Negro school near Lorman, Miss., ten- tatively identified the dead man as Charles Moore, 20, of Mead- ville, Miss. His family thought ho had left school to go to work in Louisiana. Almost Certain 'For all said Dr. Boyd, "it has to be Moore." Boyd said a gold wrist walch 1 in Ihc jeans was like inc jeans was like fraud in the June B run-off for M lh hJH buck, bore nnmtnatmn as sheriff of Ance- _i _ i__ .he initial "M" and a key found (Sec BODIES, Page 7) THE WEATHER court Friday to order the dis- trict attorney to Iry lo find the affidavits. The trial began a week ago Monday. An Angelina County voter tcs- fied Monday (hat his ballot in one program lhal was sub lhe elecion had been changed milled lo Ihe committee at an! Th. vnt.r hp earlier date would cost an esti- mated Included arc the construction The voter said he scratched the name of McBride on the ballot. When presented with a ballot and stub Monday, he said vimau uiuuii naiioi unu stuo (vionaay, ne gala of a new junior high school online line he had marked through the Cuero High School campus McBride's name had been construction of on athletic stad- erased, and someone in turn lum on the Cuero high campus, had scratched the name of consolidation of grades one, Iwo Jones, and three in a new school on the Cuero Elementary School annex property, consolidation of the two high schools on the Cuero High campus, re-location of grades four and five in the pres (See BUILDING, Pago 7) Chuckle When a pil Ids you oul- fumhle him for (he check, that's shclloul falter. Clear lo partly cloudy Tues- day and Wednesday, with gen- erally southeast winds 5 to 15 m.p.h. Expected Tuesday tem- peratures: Low 75, high 96. South Central Texas: Clear to partly cloudy Tuesday and Wednesday. Widely scattered showers nnd thumlcrshowers soulh and along Ihc coast Tues- day and Tuesday night. High Tuesday 90-100. Monday tcmperalures: High 96, low 75. Tides (Porl LavacaTort O'Connor Highs at p.m. Tuesday and a.m. Wednesday, lows af p.m. Tuesday and a.m. Wednes- day. Barometric pressure at sea level: Sunset Tuesday sunrise Wednesday This Infurmallon based on data from the U.S. Bureau Victoria   

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