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   Advocate (Newspaper) - July 17, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 71 TELEPHONE HI S-H91 VICTORIA, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JULY 17, 1964 ESTABLISHED Re-Platting Of Property Is Postponed Planning Panel Decides To First Hear Reaction By TOM E. FITE Advocate Staff Writer Vtotoria Planning Commission Thursday declined to approve re-platting a designated recreation area in Oak Ridge Subdivision until owners of abutting property have approved the proposed new use as com- mercial property. Jack Kirkpalrick, representing Great Texas Realty o., appeared before the com- nission with Engineer Henry eFord of Lockwood, Andrews nd Newnam to make the re- nest. He said the property is value- ess as a recreation area, is irown up in weeds, and that ef- LBJ Cites Health Of Economy WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Johnson received more re- ports Thursday indicating the nalion's economy is fairly burst- ing with health, and he losl no time in making them public. II was the second group oi rosy figures from Ihe White House in less than a week, al- though administration officials shied away from directly using them to dispute anti-Democratic blasts from the Republican Na- tional Convention in San Fran- cisco. Commenting on a Commerce Department report that the gross national product hit an an- nual rate of billion in the second quarter of this year Johnson said: "We fully expeci the gains in the second half o tlie year to be even greater than the first." The figure for the gross na lional sum of al goods and services, governmen and a gain of billion above the firs three months of 1964, the Com merce Department said. Earlier in the day, Johnson received from Secretary of La bor W. Willard Wirlz a repor that said nonfarm cmploymen and factory workers' income hi all-time high levels in June. Johnson's statement callei the gains in the gross nationa product and personal income no [able advances that "bear wil ness to our strong and balance! economic expansion." The Republicans at their con vention wrote into their nationa platform charges that tho John son administration has failed tc spur the nation toward ful prosperity. Johnson and Wirlz appearei content to let the figures speal (See LBJ, Page 9) State Brahman Meeting Plaunec The Texas Brahman Associa tion will hold its annual mectin in Victoria Aug. 7 and 8, accorc ing to Joe Dial of Placedo, pres ident. The meeting officially open with an awards dinner at Su Valley Country Club Friday eve ning. The business session be the following day in the Stu dent Union at Victoria College. Edwin Schuslereit claimin that the weather is to the likin of the farmer, now that grai harvest time is here Dal Graham and Jimmy Hulse meeting for coffee and gcttin into the subject of boats wilhoi much trouble Dr. C. S Blngham hoping that his brigh red automboile will not frightc the deer at the hunting leas Ihis fall Mrs. W. F. Farbe harvesting a bumper crop o plums Sidney Dean prov ing that he likes to find a gooc bargain now and then th Jim Roemers admitting tha their household is lively wit' six small children, four boy and two girls Leroy Webe not denying that summer schec ules are likely to be change? at short notice Mrs. Jos Meyer having a busy day Mrs. Fred Smith Jr. m a k i n _ zome arrangements for the 195- Nazareth Academy Class retm ion here at 2 p.m. Saturday a CPL Park Frlti Wilk being good nalured about a ne nickname Victor W e b e having some tire trouble Airs, Frank Denolll, the former Angelina ChkxUnl, in town from North Dakota to visit the Pan Blacchis C. H. A. Uetrech of Richardson, formerly of Vl osed to re-plat the property, ocated on Sam Houston Drive, ito three residential lots bor- ering on tlie cul de sac at the nd of Plantation Drive, and a eigliDoring shopping area ronting on Sam Houston. Legality Question Commissioners Ron Brown nd William S. Fly raised the juestion of legality of the re- iesignalion, since some abut- ing residential lots already have been sold "with the under- tanding that this was reserved as a recreation area." Fly said he thought the com- aission could legally approve he change, but speaking as ar ndividual "I think if I ownet one of those lots I'd have them up in court." Commissioners Henry Sass man and Dan R. Coleman, mem >ers with longest tenure on Ihe board, also recalled that the original subdivider, Temple "-.umber Co., had agreed to par .icipale in the paving of an ac cess street "when il was need :d" and thai this promise was ater negated. Not Familiar Kirkpatrick said he was no 'amiliar with original agree menls on Ihe subdivision, whicl was first approved some three years ago, because the origina -ubdividing firm has under jone reorganization and then las been a complete change o staff. He said he has "just tak en over" the operation. He said Ihe property is use .ess in its present stale, am .hat he would be happy to replat it into residenlial Ids i that proved to be the best solu ion. He also said that "maybi some service club" could lake over the area and develop it a a park, or that perhaps th city would be interested in th property. He said it was his understand ing, however, that the area ha seen "offered to the cily" orig inally and the city had turner it down. Park Site Commissioners then discusse the possibility of taking the mal ter to Victoria Parks and Rec reation Commission to see i that body would be interestec in accepting the area as a par site, but no mention of purchas was made. After the meeting Kirkpalric1 told a reporter his firm woul not be interested in giving th property to the city. Commis sioners speculated that il wi have high value as commercia property, with Sam Housfo Drive now being developed a a major thoroughfare from Houston Highway lo the Hallclts ville Highway. Fly and Brown said the would be willing to approve re platting of the area for com mercial use if owners of abui (See PANEL, Page 9) REP. WILLIAM E. MILLER Miller Gets Nod 4s Running Mate SAN FRANCISCO Villiam E. Miller of New York, pugnacious partisan stumper, 'as nominated for vice presi- ent Thursday by the Republi- an National Convention. Miller's choice, already an- ounced by presidential nomi- ee Barry Goldwater as the man he wanted to fight by his Psst! Take Him Along With You To tike Dennis the Men- Me you on vacation, phone HI 5-1451 and arrange for The Victoria Advocate to be delivered to yoer va- cation address. Or, ask For your Issues to be saved and delivered lo ywi here when you return. 12 Cents Barry Promises Victory For GOP Victoria Girl Vamed Cuero Rodeo Queen Advocate Service CUERO Linda Breed, M, f Victoria, was selected queen }f the fourth annual Cuero Youth Rodeo Thursday night. The queen's contest was held rior lo Ihe first of Ihree rodeo jerformances. The event will Continue Friday and Salurday vith performances scheduled to icgin al 8 each nighl. Only the 10 finalists in each vent will compete Saturday night. Miss Breed received her queen's trophy from Rusty Lynn Miller of Hallettsville, who was queen of the 1063 youth rodeo. Miss Breed, who will be a ophomore at Victoria High ichool next September, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Breed Jr. The Cuero queen's contest was the second one she iart ever participated in. She tad competed earlier in the con- est held as part of the Wlinrton The firsl go-round had been completed in only one event by 1 p.m. Thursday. Calvin Talk of Floresville wns leading in bareback riding after the firsl go-round. The first round in other events was to be completed late Thurs day night and Friday morning (See QUEEN, Page 0) ide, was routinely approved by a roll call of Ihe states. Miller, 50, Ihe retiring Rcpub- ican national chairman, is a 'eteran of many political wars. After the first conference ol he. Goldwater-Miller ticket, Miller said the Arizona conser- vative's choosing him as the 'ice presidential candidate is 'Ihe greatest honor ever corded me." Although the Republican con- 'ention delegate must nominate Hiller, they traditionally follow he wishes of Ihe presidentia nominee. Quickly taking parly command after winning the presidential nomination Wednesday Goldwaler also announced he wants one of his lop aides, Dean Burch, 36, to succeed Miller as party chairman. Burch, a Tucson, Ariz., law yer who once was Goldwater'-. administrative assistant, has ieen second in command to Denisoii Kitchel, Goldwater's campaign manager. Goldwater's selection of Mill er as his running mate was no surprise. For a monlh or so i lad been rumored he had the inside track for the job. Miller announced months ag e the major issue nationally." Tower has been a staunch Goldwater supporter (or several 'ears. He helped draft the Gokl- vater-approved national GOP platform and made a seconding speech for Goldwaler. As head of the Texas delegation he cast ts 58 votes for Goldwater. Good Chance "I think Goldwaler has a very good chance in flio South be- cause (he South is traditionally Tower said. Tower was asked if the report hat Goldwater called Johnson a 'political faker" might herald a icrsonal, name-calling cum' >aign in Texas 'and elsewhere. "I expect this to be a very spirited campaign and that is a nassive Tow- er answered. "But Barry has a thick hide. Ho likes to tell jokes County Gins First Bale Jesse Parencli, who farms about a mile north- west of Placcrto, ginned the" first new crop bale of cotlon in Victoria County Thursday morning at Albert Pargr.e's FlACIMlo fiitl. Pargac said a bale Dint 900 pounds of seed were realized from pounds of seed cotton, which bad been hand pulled. It was Latikurt 51. The giniier said be graded the bale as middling, 1 PI a cert o Gin furnished ginning and wrapping with- out charge for the first bale, Lust year, the first bale was ginned almost two weeks earlier, but the en- tire cotton crop ts later this year. 'Plodding Pace' Of Demos Hit COW PALACE, San Francisco Barry Goldwaler accepted on Thurs- day night the Republican nomi- nation for the presidency, cau- lioncO againsl "unthinking la- and pledged tho GOP lo "set the tides miming again in the cause of freedom." Tlie Arizona senator told tlio Republican National Convention that "every fiber of my being is consecrated lo our cause" of ousting a Democratic adminis- tration he said has distorted and lost Ihe vision of freedom. Goldwater said, "we will win." Republican legions roared Iheir agreement. NEW YORK opcr-l ators of the Texas Pavilion at he New York World's Fair iled a bankruptcy petition in cderal court Thursday, scek- ng lo remain in business while arranging to pay off creditors. Tha petition listed assets of he Wynne-Compass Fair, Inc., operators of the Texas Pavilion, and liabilities as Tho largest creditor, owed M.4 million, was the New York York World's Fair 1804 and 1005 Baker said. "No mallei' what 'l frtl-1% n i "It is my own conclusion, which 1 might change lalcr, thai Wallace's candidacy would de- Iracl some voles from the Re- publican he said. Tower was asked if ho favored repeal of the civil righls bill. "It is my personal view, which is not necessarily the same as Barry's, lhat Sections 2 and (public accommodations am fair employment practices) are unconstitutional, at least in spir- (Sec TOWER, Page 9) Sheppard Awaits Prison After Night of Freedom COLUMBUS, Ohio Samuel H. Sheppard had one nighl of freedom Thursday night although he was prepared to re- turn to the Ohio Penitentiary when requested. Sheppard, released Thursday after nine years in prison for his wife's murder, stayed in a plush mote) here. Stale officials re- ceived a federal court order slaying his release but were unable lo locate a U.S. marshal to serve the order and return Sheppard to the old peniten- tiary. Earlier, Sheppard said he would remain at the motel unlil Ihe marshal arrived. However, indications were the officer would not arrive until at least 10 a.m. EST Friday. Wednesday, a U.S. District Court judge in Dayton granted a writ of habeas corpus and or- dered Sheppard released from Ohio Penitentiary on the grounds the "10-year-old former osteopath was denied his consti- tutional rights in his murder pard was convicted of second- degree urdcr in the July bludgeon slaying of his wife, Marilyn. Thursday, Court of Appeals judge in Cin- cinnati stayed Wdnesday's or- der and when that document reaches Columbus a marshal is expected to return Sheppard lo tho penitentiary. Sheppard said his German fiancee, Ariane Tcbbcnjohanns was en routs from Cleveland. Texas Pavilion Goes Bankrupt dais said It has been losing money. William Baker, manager o ho corporation, said "wo have 10 plans at presenl lo close the >how but if it does not go into he black under the reorganiza ion, good business sense wil dictate that it be closed." He suid n bond has been posl d wilh the Actor's Equity Asso elation for the salary of Ihe cast this reorganizatlor ve hope lo operate as Corp. The pavilion features a mnsi- on himself. I never heard of cal review "From Broadway Johnson tolling a joke on him-....... self. Johnson is notoriously Ihin- skinned and I Ihink Barry Gold- water ts going to get to him eventually." Askcil Tower was asked whal etfeel the possible candidacy of Gov. George Wallace of Alabama would have on the presidentia! race, The senator said some think a Wallace race would hurt the Democrats while others think it would hurt the Repuhli- Willi at Ihe music hall. The show was well received by Ihe critics but offi- Students Set Performance Of "Oiidiiie" Students' Summer Playhouse turns Friday evening at fl lo Ihe second, and adult, half of its two- play season, wilh a cast of 1{ teen-agers presenting "Ondino" at Palli Welder Junior High School gymnasium. Performances are scheduled Friday and Salurday evenings, with Janna Melske in the title role of Ondine and Tom Peeplcs as knight errant, Riltcr Hans von Wittcnslein zu Willensleln. Directed by Fred Goodson, the cast will include Steven Kralky as Auguste and Marion McCorc as Eugenie, foster parcnls o: Ondino, Ellen Binnion, Billye Roberts and Terry Terry as tho spirit sislers of the water nymph, Tony Rick, taking three roles, Richard Turpcn and Ron nie Chaehere with two roles each, Gail Gerrard, Jimmy Al kck, Patsy Granger, Sharon Murphy, Jan Miller, Mike Slev ens, Cindy McClure and Sarah Rick. Performed originally by Play Wrights' Theatre company al Ihe 45lh Street Theatre in New York in 195-1 with Mel Ferrer and Au drey Hepburn in the lead roles. "Ondine" is a dramatic fantasy about a water nymph, who comes to live in Ihe human world and succeeds, more or until she falls in love wilh knight erranl. The romance disrupts nol only (he spirit world, hut the human world as well. tho show does continue lo los money and we have to close i thp pavilion will conlinuo oper ating as usual." In an affidavit accompanyin the bankruptcy petilion, Bake said: "H was envisaged Hint tl: operating revenue of Iho then .er, which WHS known as 111 Music Hall, would be sufflclcn to defray nil of the expense and would leave a net rcsldu .vluch would constitute a prof iuhjcct to certain fixed charges "Tho patronage has been fn loss than was anticipated. Thi las been duo (n part as a resu of the facl Ihnl the nllendanc at tho fair during Iho initia period since its opening has no measured up lo expectation and by mason of the fuel tha (Sco PAVILION. Page 9) Today's Chuckle One (ccn-agcr (o another: "Oh, here's Ihe. place Moth- er told me to slay away from. I though! we'll never find It." The Good Lord raised up this Highly he said, "lo e a home (or the bravo and ourish ns tho land of the ol to stagnate in the swamp- md of to ringe before the bully of com- And as he bore down on the rds, another roar of approval oiled through the hall where ic GOP chose tho senator Vedncsday night to lead it into lie 1964 political war agninst iyndon B. Johnson. Running Male Striking al the Johnson ad- ilnlstrution all along the line, omesticnlly as well as In Ihe rea of foreign affairs, Goldwal- r said thai: "We are plodding I n pace set by centralized Manning, red tape, rules wilh- ut responsibility, and regimen- alion without recourse. "Ralher than useful jobs, our icople havo been offered Demo- rnlic make-work. Ralher than iioral leadership, they have iccn given bread and circuses, .pectacles and even scandal." Goldwater stood on the con- 'ention rostrum in a sea of red, vhlle and blue balloons dumped lown by the hundreds from jaskcts on the ceiling when he came before Ihe convention lo iccept its greatest honor and ligh accolades. Balloons wafted out Into Ihe audience of partisans to be ex- )loded with the sound of a New Year's In San Francisco's Chi- natown. On tho rostrum wilh Goldwat- cr was his Peggy with tears of pride streaming from her eyes. There, loo, was Rep. William E. Miller of New York, his new- ly nominated vice-presidential running mate. And lliere was Richard M. Nixon, Iho GOP cnudidale of four years ago. In lOfiO, Gold- waler stepped out of Ihe way and withdrew as a contestant. Mr. President Thursday night, Nixon Intro- duced Goldwater to the conven- tion as the man who will ba "Mr. President" after Novem- ber. Oul in (ho audience was Gov. William Scranton of Pennsylvania man Gold- water smashed to defeat for Ihls year's presidential nomination. Scranton had said some harsh things about Goldwater and his views on many issues. But !n the hour of his defeat he prom- ised his supporl lo the senator In the battle against the Demo- crats. As if in reply, Goldwaler told Ihe Republicans tonight: "Any (See BARRY, Pago a) 20 YEARS AGO Oberon Role Familiar To Director McCally THE WEATHER ucmrai icxas: i-ari- DR. SAM MISS TEBBENJOHANNSlly cloudly and hot Friday and He said they had planned "to fly lo some other state and get brought lo Ihe room. married" Thursday evening. trial nearly 10 years ago. Shep- His 17-year-old son, Chip, was to have been the best man. Sheppard's altorhey, F. Lee Bailey, said a three-judge panel Court judge in Daylon granted jav 92-100 Sheppard'G habeas corpus mo- tion and ordered him freed. The would hear Ihe Cincinnati stay judge said Sheppard's trial had a U.S. Circuit order and he said he expected Monday or Tuesday. hanns arrived here In time they would have a brief reunion. However, until the court order and Iho marshal arrive al the motel, Sheppard was staying in a second-floor room. He nad dinner and a bottle of liquor The developments in Ihe case: On Wednesday, a U.S. Dislricl Saturday with widely scattered mostly daytime Ihundershow- ers near the coast and a few af- ternoon and evening thunder- showers elsewhere. Highs Fri- been unfair and his constiiullon- Shcpnard lo be free again by al righls violated. Sheppard left Ohio Penitentiary at p.m. He said if Mrs. Tebbenjo- Thursday and signed a bond before his freedom be- came official. As this was happening, Judge Lester L. Cecil of the 6lh U.S. Clrcull Courl of Appeals in Cin- (Sec SHEPPARU, When Charles McCally camel to Victoria last August as thel third professional director of the local community theater, now known as the Trnll of Six Flags company, he had no ink- ling thnt his Victoria experi- ence would bring him full cycle in his thealcr career at only 28. Such has been Ihe case, how- ever. Charles was "launched" pro- fessional in his home lown of Forl Worth by his friend, Pa- tricia Benoil, who laler was to become tho "Mrs. Peepers" of early day television. Under her guidance, ho was introduced to classical juvenile and Shakespearean roles in Rccder's Children's Theater, where at the age of eight he played the fairy king Oberon In "A Midsummer Night's Dream." This weekend, Friday through Sunday at S p.m. McCally will complete 12 performances In the same role in Victoria's first summer Shakespeare Festival. "I was probably better al Thursday temperatures: High McCally said this week, Partly cloudy through F r 1- day night with widely scattered daytime showers Friday. Winds southeasterly 10 to 20 m. p. h. Expected Friday lempcralures: High 95, low 75. South Central Texas: Part- 92, low 75. Tides (Port Lavaca-Porl O'Connor Lows at a.m. and p.m. and highs at a.m. and again at a.m. Saturday. Barometric pressure at s c a level: 28.97. Sunset Friday Sunrise Saturday This Information baled on data from tho U.S. Weather Bureau Vlcloil. Offlc.. not altogether facetiously. For one Ihing, he concedes, Ihe mythical character comes much believably to an 8-year- old than to a 28-year-old. "As 1 recall, I saw the charac- ter as pretty wild and fantastic at eight. I think now I'm more more human, and I know I do it wilh a greal deal more warmth toward Robin Goodfellow." THE FAIRY KING Oberon Revisited Robin Goodfellow, In the play, is the Puck, the impish hob- goblin portrayed here by Jenni- fer Rick and Steven Bunnell, al- ternately, who Is Ihe not alto- gether servile servant of t h e fairy king, and his co-conspira- tor. For another thing, McCally subtle and try lo make the role'also functions as director of the Victoria Shakespeare Festival, and he feels (hat perhaps his (See OBERON I)   

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