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Advocate (Newspaper) - July 21, 1964, Victoria, Texas IN ASSAVVT ON Ex-Victorian's Journey in Violence May Be Near Final Steps IUR" ome Charie> Roland Hare, 22, cat u the Orange County jail Monday, possibly near the end of a violent, and tometimes poignant, journey which began in Victoria six years ago and could now end in Ihe execution cham- ber of the State Peniten- tiary in Houston. He is charged with the "rape by force" of a 4-year- old Orange girl, whom he allegedly strangled and left for dead Sunday. The Orange Counly sher- iff's office said Hare, who completed a county jail sen tence here for "aggravated assault male upon p fe- male" only last February, has given officers "a com- plete statement" after being apprehended in connection with the case. Charges were filed by the Orange County district attorney Monday! and be was subsequently ar- raigned and bound over to the November grand jury there without bond. He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace J. Neal Miller Sr. in Orange. Deputy Larry Gunter of the Orange sheriff's alflce said the four-year-old girl, re- ported resting well'' Mon- day despite her harrowing experience, was ''enticed" into a storage shed at the rear of her residence about noon Sunday. There she was sexually assaulted and strangled, and left for dead. Asked how Hare was con- nected with the case, Deputy Gunler said "he panicked." "fie called a relative in Jefferson Counly (Beau- mont) and told him he had kilkd a little girl aid that he needed help to make his Gnnter said. "The relative called officers, and since (here is only one road leading to that location we were able to set up a road- block and apprehend him." Gunter said Orange Coun- ty Sheriff Chester Holt and Deputies S. N. Dickerson and BUI Potter had Hare in custody "within an hour" after the assault In which he is charged. Hare will be remembered by Victorians as the fre- quent subject ,tt police news stories but by most as "the boy who broke town .the door of (he Presbyterian Church about four years ago." It was on Sept. 1, I960, and The Advocate story read: "A troubled Victoria youngster seeking sanc- tuary of a church Thursday smashed through Us thick doors and knelt at the altar blood streaming from his slashed wrists and screamed: I want my God." Charles Roland Hare, then IS, hart drank almost a pint of vodka during the after- noon, and then began brood- ing over the supplications of his sister who had been talk- ing to me a lot lately about religion." He smashed out (wo glass window panes with his bare hands and attempted to jump from a second story balcony at Ihe place he was staying, but was restrained by companions. Breaking loose, he ran downstairs and down ihe street to First Presbyterian Church, 1H E, Goodwin St., and .mashed open the heavy, copper- sheathed double doors. The Rev. John H. Newton beard the commotion from his study, and upon inves- tigating found (he boy kneel- ing al Ihe altar la the church sanctuary, hands clasped, head bo.ved and screaming "I want my God." The paslor quieted Ihe youlh and sent a call for police and ambulance, then knell and prayed wilh him to induce Hare to f o fully wilh poJke. Later, at police headquar- ters, Hare loid reporters that "I'm sorry for all Ihe trouble I've caused today." He admitted that he .had served term in he Gates- vllle Slate School for Boys for burglary in 1958, but said that "I've been trying lo go straight ever since then." I went to that church, smashed two bot- tles of vodka I hope lhat the habit was broken at the (See JOUHNEY, Page 7) AD 119th 75 TELEPHONE W J-H51 VICTORIA, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JULY 21, 1964 ESTA BUSHED Itil DESTROYED BY FIRE Firemen play streams of water on the ruins of a building occupied by Polymer Trading Co. which was destroyed early- Monday morning at Victoria County Airport. Cause of the blaze was still undetermined Monday night, as the building had not been occupied since Thurs- day. Damage was estimated at to building and contents. Fire Chief Casey Jones said that the small plastic pellets in which the company deals! made a fire which was difficult to fight. A fire fighting crew from the airport, plus six men from Telferner Volunteer Fire Department, helped Vic- toria firemen control the blaze. (Advocate Photo) Warehouse Leveled By Fire ed A fast-moving early morning fire swept the Polymer Trading Co. Monday at Victoria County Airport, leaving in its wake dam- ages tentatively set at Fire Chief Casey Jones said company officials indicated the loss of approximately 1-million pounds of plastic pellets. In ad- dition, to the plastic, loss of machinery was heavy. The building, one of three uscdj by the company, was located ap-j proximately 100 yards from Gary Aircraft Corp., and adja- cent lo the railroad tracks. Jones said the fire alarm was received at 3.23 a.m., and indi- caled that the fire was under control by a.m. However, with the cleanup work that fol- lowed, firemen did nol consider! Iheir job finished until a.m. Damage lo the building was U.S. Denies Cuba Claim ThatMarineKilledGuard WASHINGTON United States rejected Monday a Cuban charge that American Marines at Ihe Guanfanamo na- val base had shot and fatally wounded a Cuban guard sta- iioned near the base. U.S. officials said an inciden_ which actually did occur, ac- cording to their information, ap- peared to be a carefully staged propaganda affair timed to the Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ruddock celebrating a wedding anniver- sary Mrs. Julius Shramek participating actively In the lo- cal grain harvest Father Richard Toai receiving 20 parcel post packages from Hawaii in preparation for Our Lady of Sorrows Carnival at the City Hall Square Aug. 8 Mrs. N. L. Ladncr of Yorktown in town with daugh'ter, Mrs. W. L. Zirfacks Philip Tibileili getting an early morning cup of coffee R. E. Bailey hav- ing one of those Monday morn- ing schedules that did not work out Esther Trillins back from a two weeks vacation at home Vincent Ruiz getting plenty of practice on his trumpet R. D. Smith Jr. back at the office after a brief illness Joe Randan believing that a fishing trip would be the right medicine for his summer cold L. W. Brashier showing a nice catch of bass for his fish- Ing the 0. D. Atweus back from vacation Mrs. Henry Pnckett celebrating a birthday Monday John Siockbaoer Jr. reminding mem- bers of the Deanery meeting of the Council of Catholic men in Inez tonight at 8 Wallace GUI twwn it's story grocery cart. meeting here of Western Hemis- phere foreign ministers on Cu- ban problems. Officials suggested the affair might also be timed to the an- niversary celebration of the Fi- del Castro revolution, the 26th of it July Movement, next week. The Stale Department an- nounced a protest has been sent lo Havana against a shot fired by Cuban sentries al a Guanala- namo Marine sentry post. The State Department said only two shots were fired and thai only one of those was fired by a U.S. Marine guard, and it went over the heads of the Cu- bans. The Cuban Armed Forces Ministry charged that Ramon Lopez Pena, 19, a Cuban soldier, had been shot twice and fatally wounded at p.m. Guantana- mo time Sunday. The State Department said a Cuban guard post on the west side of the Guantanamo base area was biu'It up to seven men unusually high number" night. It said the Cuban sentries a little later "aimed their wea- pons" at two U.S. Marines man- ning a sentry post about 100 yards away. Then, about five minuses later one of them fired one shot at the Marines. "The Marine then fired a istimated at and lo conlenls. More than half of Ihe building was engulfed In flames by the lime firemen arrived, Jones said. The flames leaped approx- imately 100 feet in the air, the [ire chief added, noting thai Ihe blaze was visible for miles. Al Ihe request of the fire de- partment, Central Power and Light Co. cut off power to the area to prevent electric wires from arcing over when hit by Ihe water after becoming hot. Service was restored about 9 a.m. The plastics firm has been in the business of reclaiming raw plastic pellets from area indus- tries, cleaning them, and ship- ping them elsewhere. The small pellels were stored in sacks and in bulk. Somewhat difficult, to ignite, the pellets became a solid mass, coating the area of the building. Except for one corner, the building was totally destroyed. The ruins of the building smouldered most of the day Monday. The one-story structure was 75 by 50 feet. In addition to Ihe 12 men from the Victoria Fire Department who fought the blaze, six from (See FIRE, Page 7) US., Page 7) Well Controlled In Keller's Bay man for Humble Oil and Re- fining Company said Monday denlial night that a tubing failure in a lo an company well in Keller's Bay near here had been completely tional sealed and the well controlled. The tubing failure occured sometime Sunday morning at hall the gas well located about a mile off shorn near the Magnolia Beach area. Reports Say U.S. Wheat Cuba Bound WASHINGTON State Department said Monday it has asked the Soviet embassy for a report on whether U.S wheat sent to the Soviet Union las been shipped on to Cuba. A U.S. tanker, the Sister Ka- lingo, delivered American wheat to the Soviet Black Sea port of Novorossisk. Last week, a Soviet patrol boat fired three shots across the tanker's bow and boarded and searched the vessel as it was leaving port aft- er a dispute with Soviet authori- ties. In the course of his report on the incident Ihe tanker's skip per, Capl. Arthur H. Ferlig o Wading River, N.Y., said he saw grain he unloaded being pul aboard a Soviet ship and learned from Soviet sailors th grain was going to Cuba. The State Department saiu that the licenses under which the United Stales sold wheal to the Soviet Union prohibited any such shipment. The United States maintains an embargo on trade with Cuba except for some medical items and foodstuffs. The halting and boarding o the U.S. ship took place lasi Wednesday. On Friday Deputy Asst. Secretary of Slale Richan H. Davis made a protest to So- (Scc REPORTS, Page OPEN INVITATION Constitution Party Seeki New Standard Bearer HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) The ConsliluUon Party threw open its presidential nomination Mon- day to "anyone who is willing to promote the principles of con- stitutional government." The action was taken b. officials 24 hours after their fa vored possible nominee, Gov. George C. Wallace, D-Ala., withdrew as a potential presi- dential candidate for Ihe party. The constitution Party's tional opens Tuesday with 200 delegates representing about 20 states. Jack Carswell, Texas state chairman, said at a pre-conven- tion meeting Monday "the presi- ntial nomination is wide open anyone who Is willing to pro- the principles of constitu- ___government." Gov. Wallace !s to speak Jie Downtown Music hall at 8 p.m. Tuesday un- der the auspices of the Citizens Council of America in Texas, Inc. HU subject will "States by party nominee; their fa- They i some Frank Rights and Local Government. A small admission fee will be charged. Besides Wallace, three per sons were mentioned 'promIn ently as possible presidentia ominees. They are Curtis Dall of Phila delphla, national chairman anc former son-in-law of Franklin D. Roosevelt; P. A. Del Valle re Marine Corps lieutenant genera from Annapolis. Md., and W Frank Home, wno publishes the monlhly political organ, The Constitution News Review. Del Valle said at his Annap- olis home mention of him as a candidate was "ridiculous." The 71-year-old former general, de scribing himself as a "garden- variety said he was going to Houston "lo make a at very short speech, and that's all." The five-day convention Is Citizens billed as one "which could very m possibly nominate tho next pres ideal of the United Stales." 14 Cents Property Sale Gets Council Approval Goldwater Asks Truce On Rights Not an Issue, Nominee Says WASHINGTON (API-Sen. Barry Goldwater, the Republi- can presidential nominee, sug- jesled Monday that civil rights 'remain a completely quiet in the election cam- laign. The White House indicat- 1 agreement. Goldwaler's patience was axed on his return to Washlng- on when a small group of Nazi sympathizers, plus some rain, broke up an airport welcoming Willie en route from Arizona, Goldwater said in Chicago he was considering proposing lo President Johnson dial tension that exists" over civil rights be kept out of the politi- cal campaigning. Wants Talk With LBJ Goldwaler said he would wel- come a chance to discuss the is sue with Johnson. "Let's give this (civil rights) aw a chance to he said, ile voled against Ihe measure in the Senate on the grounds that three parts of it are unconstitutional. A While House spokesman said Ihe President would give serious consideration to any for- mal proposal by Goldwater for such a meeting. At the same time, the White House spokesman said, Johnson would not do "anything to incite or inflame tensions" during the presidential campaign. Chants Interrupt Goldwater arrived about 4., minutes late at the rally where 500 supporters were waiting. when he started lo speak, a small group of young men be- gan shouting: "We want Rockwell." They referred to George Lin- coln Rockwell, head of the American Nazi Party, which Ij headquartered in nearby Arling Ion, Va. They were drowned out by boos from Goldwalcr support Nothing Else To Do After a moment Goldwalcr said, "It's really sort of pitiful what young people can do in this country if they have nothing else to do. But it's their consti- tutional he said. "We want Rockwell" chant began again and there was more booing. Then Goldwater, unsmiling and stern, said, "I'll take my chances with a majority of Americans who are Ameri cans." Reporters questioned the hecklers and one, of them sale they were against Goldwater and had come out "to protesl his liberal record." Goldwater told newsmen In Chicago: "I don't want lo sec any words of mine or anyone connected with me touch any- thing off." Goldwater also reiterated his contention lhal extremism in defending liberty is no vice. He said, "We wouldn't have so much trouble wilh civil rights "f we had an attorney general who wasn't trying lo moderate its actions." Today's Chuckle One of the dubious things about using a credit card: The bill reminds you of what fun you 'thought you were at UM time. Rochets End Hail Threat GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) Farmers fired rockets in the Geneva area Mondoy io disperse haij forming thunderclouds threalenlng their crops. The clouds dispersed and no hall was reported. Geneva lies in a valley between Ihe Alps and the Jura mountains which forms a kind of trap for thunderstorms In hoi wcnlhcr. The rockets con- tain a condensing chemical which releases the clouds' moisture as rain. County Purchase Plan Unanimous By TOM E. KITE Advocate Staff Writer City Council voted unanimous- ly Monday to call for bids on the half-block of property It owns on the norUi side of court- house square, apparently sig- nalling accord on the eventual sale of Ihe properly to the coun- ty. Councilman C. C. Carsncr Jr. offered tho motion to call for the bids "wilh three condi- tions." LBJ Asks Funds To Back Rights WASHINGTON (AP President Johnson re- quested million trom Congress on Monday to im- plement the new civil rights law. The sooner it is made effective "the sooner justice will be provided to all our lie said. The Senate approved, 53-8, Johnson's nomination fof former Gov. LeRoy Collins of Florida ns director of the Long Canal Is Opposed WACO, Tex. Braz- os River Authority took a for- mal stand Monday against a Reclamation Bureau proposal 'or a coastal irrigation project governor of Florida as a segre- gationist. The senator declared he had "no respect for a turn' new Community Relations Serv- ice, Eel up under (he law !o try :u help local authorities solve racial problems. The approval overrode blltcr opposition to Ihe nomination by Sen. Slrom Thurmond, D-S.C. Thurmond told the Senate that Collins ran for and served as the Texas Basins clieve from what has appeared in Ihe papers lhat there Is any disagreement as to the need for these Cowdcn said addressing a near-capacity au- dience In the council chamber. "II has been simply a matter of deciding what is the best way to go about it." Economy Cited Cowden repeated previous slatements lhat sale of the prop- erty to Ihe county offers the most economical way for both the cily and Commissioners Court to oblaln facilities which they need. He said lhat "a unl- lizcrf" structure housing police headquarters and the city hall would be more economical (o build, and that the city would have the offered by the county for the courthouse square property to start with. At the same time, he con- tinued, the county would not have to buy "privately owned" (See COUNCIL, Page 7) NEW YORK (APJ-U.S, crime increased 10 per cent last ul year and many of the country's law enforcement officials agreed with FBI Director J. Ed gar Hoover that loo much len- iency Is extended law breakers Hoover said Monday that more lhan 2.5 million serious crimes, or four a minute, were reported as the crime rate rose. Citing the gain and a high percentage of criminal repeat- ers, ho renewed his call against what he described as excessive ienicncy to offenders. This, he said, tends to "ignore the victim and obscure the right of a free society to equal protec- tion under the law." Of the offenders whose criminal fingerprint records were handled last year, 75 cent had been arrested twice or more. (Texas showed a 5.8 per cent increase in reported crimes. Victoria, Is ranked approxi- mately midway with other Tex- as cities in the pop lation class in the report. Figures prepared by the FB show Ihe rate per in habitants. For instance, in the total offense rale, Victoria's figure of 1303 is well above McAllen's 339, Kingsville's 421.2 and Orange's 714.4 but well be low Temple's 1811.2, Browns villc's 1704 and Grand Prairie's 1702.8. In murders, Victoria has a 'igure of 9.3, higher than Tem- ple's and Texartana's 3.2, but icneath Big Spring's 25.6, Gar- and's 14.4, and Texas City's 15.0. Victoria ranked near the top in aggravated assaults, with 222.0 lopped only by Temple's 224.0. However, figures for some cities in some categories are In complete.) A poll of police officials throughoul the country showet that although many believed the courts were too lenient, there (See HOOVER, 7) per cities THE WEATHER Clear lo partly cloudy and warm Tuesday through Wednes- day with isolated afternoon and evening thundershowers. South- easterly winds 5 lo 15 m.p.h. Expected Tuesday tempera- tures: High 94, low 75. South Central Texas: Partly cloudly and warm Tuesday hrough Wednesday with iso- aled afternoon and evening hundershowers. Highest Tues- day 92 lo 100. Temperatures Monday: High 92, low 74. Precipitation Monday: .02- inch, year's total 14.82. Tides (Port Lavaca-Port O'Connor Lows at p.m. and again at p.m. Wednesday with a high on Wednesday at a.m. Sunset Tuesday: Sunrise Wednesday: TMs Information on 4a1A I torn lh< U.S, Bureau VlclotU OUlct, ;