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Advocate (Newspaper) - July 27, 1964, Victoria, Texas 119th 81 TELEPHONE m H45I VICTORIA. TEXAS, MONDAY, JULY 27, 1964 Hoffa Found Guilty in 3 Fraud Cases Six Co-Defendants Also Convicted by Chicago Jury CHICAGO (AP) James R. Hoffa, president of the huge Teamsters union, was convicted of fraud Sun- day in arranging loans from the multimillion-dollar Teamsters pension fund. Six co-defendants also were convicted of fraud by a jury in U.S. District Court. Hoffa 31 Texans Meet Death Violently Traffic Toll In Minority ESTABLISHED 1M4 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS was found guilty on Lhree counts of fraud and the single conspiracy count. The maximum penalty could be 20 years' imprisonment and 000 fine. Each of the fraud counts carried a maximum of 5 years and a fine; the conspiracy count also carried a 5 year penalty and a fine. 13-Week Trial Less than five months ago, on March 4, Hoffa was con- victed in Chattanooga, Tenn., of attempting to bribe a jury. He was sentenced to eight The weekend violent death toll He has ap in Texas mounted to 31 Sunday with traffic mishaps accounting for 14 of (he fatalities. Shootings, stabbings, drown- ings, fires and explosion and a train accident were blamed for the majority of violent deaths. The Associated Press tabula- tion started at 6 p.m. Friday an continued through midnight Sun- day. Two men were killed Satur- day night when two cars slammed together a mile and a half north of Baytown on In- terstate Highway 10. Killed were Donald Walter Whaley, 36, of Beaumont, and George R. Lilly 59, of Lufkin. Drowns in Pool Bill Butler Jr., three years old, drowned Saturday night when he fell into a swimming pool in his grandmother's back yard at Houston. Marvie Bledsoe, 35, of Dallas, was shot to death Saturday in a bar when an argument ensued. Carter Whitl, 57, of Fort Worth, died from loss of blood Saturday after his throat and pealed that case. The reading of the verdict took place before Judge Richard B. Austin in a courtroom on the sixth floor of the Federal Build- ing at the end of a trial that lasted 13 weeks. Bach of the seven defendants was charged with 20 counts of fraud and one count of conspir- acy in fraudulently arranging loans of more than million from the pension fund and di- verting more than million to themselves. of the peace ruled suicide. A Cisco couple, Mr. and Mrs John Walker, both 46, drowned Saturday in Lake Fort Phantom Hill near Abilene as they were swimming. Hil by Car Don Pingrey, 13, was killed Saturday when his bicycle was struck by a car near Madison- ville. The youth was Irom Madi- sonville. Vella Mae Walker, 37, of Hunlsville, died Saturday at the Hunlsville city dump grounds. Her body was found on a pile of burning rubble. The cause of death was not immediately known. An 18-month-old Houston boy, Jerry Wayne Talbert, died in a garage fire late Friday. A broth- er and sister were rescued. Dies by Bullets national, was killed by gunfire on the banks of the Rio Grande the U.S. River near Progrcso late Fri- day. Mr. and Mrs. J W. Barnes of is in "sight.' Austin were killed Saturday when their car slammed into a ditch south of Austin. An unidentified young man es- timated to have been about 19 years old was killed Saturday (See DEATH, Pngc 9) YOAKUM GIRL Count-by-Count The verdicts were delivered count by count a time-con- suming process in a courtroom charged with excitement and guarded heavily by U.S. mar- shals. Judge Austin was wearing a white sports shirt and a siring tie when he arrived at thq courthouse. There was a delay while a defendant, Benjamin Dranow, was brought from the DuPage County Jail in Wheaton. Among the spectators in the courtroom were U.S. Ally. Ed- ward Hanrahan; Joey Glimco, iidiu email, uuey iminuui .A justice head of Local 777 of the Taxi Drivers' Union; Paul "Red' Dorfman and his son, Alan, both suppliers of insurance for the pension fund and the Team- sters' union. Both the Dorfmans are under indictment in Los An- geles on extortion charges. 147 Ballot Reports Also present were Francis J. Murtha, executive secretary for the Teamsters' pension fund, and numerous Hoffa aides. "Have you reached a ver- Judge Austin asked. Foreman Walter Gogarfy said, "yes, your honor, we (Sec HOFFA, Page 9) Violence Continues To Rock Rochester U. S. FLAG ON CUBAN CAMPUS Decorations for the July 26 anniversary celebration at the Uni- versity of Oriente in Santiago, Cuba, included this U.S. flag along with the other nations' banners. Castro is depicted, on the sign in the back ground. The beared Cuban leader Sunday berated the Or- ganization of American States, which imposed sanc- tions against him for sending arms to Venzuela, as "garbage." (AP Photo) OAS Declaration Condemns Cuba WASHINGTON (AP) The American republics signed Sun- day a historic declaration con- demning Communist Cuba for aggression and approving strong economic and diplomatic sanctions against the Fidel Cas- tro regime. The document also clears Ihe of the Organization of American way for the American nations, alone or in a group, to use armed, force against Cuba if it continues what the ministers of- ficially described as aggression and subversion against 'other hemisphere republics. The specific condemnation was of Cuban efforts to over- throw the government of Vene- zuela. The declaration became offi- Heal Wave Sanctions Rejected by Angry Castro MIAMI, Fla. Castro Sunday nighl defiantly "rejected" sanctions imposed against is regime by Ihe Organi- zation of American States for sending subversive arms to Venezuela. The Prime Minister tukl cheering throngs in Santiago, Cuba, celebrating the nth an- niversary of his revolution tnal Stales maintain diplomatic or trade lies with Havana but giv- ing no deadline for Ihe severing of such lies. Canada is not a member of the OAS. Actual implementation of the actions approved by the foreign ministers must be carried out by Ihe individual governments and it remains to be seen how far each will go in punitive steps against Havana. But it was one of the strongest actions taken by a conference of American foreign ministers since the Castro regime came to power Jan. 1, 1959. By a coincidence, the aclion in (he Hall of Americas of Ihe Pan American Union building in Washington took place on July 26. That is the date celebrated by Cuban Communists as the anniversary of the slarl of Ihe Castro revolution in 1953. Anti-Caslro Latin Americans were pleased by this and said II would give the hemisphere "a new and meaningful July 26 to as one Venezuelan put it. The resolution was approved formally by the conference 15 to rri f, Cuba has as much right to help 4. Mexico, Chile, Bolivia and 1O revolutionary movements in Uruguay-lhe onlv hemisphere 'olher counlrics as the United Spates oos aid .Cosmo Cuellar 43 a Mexican pect for Victoria Monday, with against him latmnal. Was klllnrl hv uimfira a KinK rtf tftrt i B_ "f g issued a "Declaration o de Cuba" as a reply v- i s a repy Victoria County Airport saidlto the "Declaration of the Sunday night. And, no relief Americas" of the OAS Sunday's maximum was also 100 degrees, one degree cooler :han Saturday's high. Only pos- sible grounds for optimism are thai some isolated evening thundershowcrs are predicted for Monday. 1964 Queen Selected By De Witt Farm Bureau ewn ervce CUERO Mary Lou Dedear, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dedear of Yoakum was crowned queen of the DeWitt County Farm Bureau during the annual queen's contest held at Lindenau Hall Sunday night. Miss Dedear received her crown from Majie Dietze, daughter 'of Mr. and Mrs. Law- rence Dietze of Cuero, who reigned as the 1963 queen. Sharon Chilek, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Chilek of Yoakum was selected as alter- nate queen. Other contestants were Joyce Jean Eilers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Eilers of Yoakum; Aletha Gohmert, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Gohmert of Meyersville, INDEX and Mary Helen Sager, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Os- car Sager of Arneckeville. Bouquets were presented lo the queen and alternate by Fain McDougal, DeWill County Electric Cooperative manager who served as master of cere- monies.- Miss Dedear will compete in the district queen's coolest that will be held in Edna Aug. 24. The district winner will com- pete In the stale contest in No- vember. Frank Styra of Yorktown, Do- Witt County Farm Bureau president, gave the welcome ad- dress. Brother Billy Derrick of Ihe Primitive Baptist Church at Stratton delivered the invo- cation. Judges were Mr. and Mrs.' Kyle Kinder and George Molr of Victoria. Abby Astrology ......i Editorial ........X ......2 Gorcji...........J2 U Womea'i t vlded by Nancy Egg and nette Arhelger, who sang two duets, and a quartet composed QUEEN, Page The Santiago document listed these points: OAS has no right lo judge Cuba; -The U.S. Central Intelli gence Agency has senl to Cuba "hundreds of agents specially trained for the Guatanamo Base, Cuban territory, occupied by U.S. Marines, there have been thousands of provocations against our people, even a sol dicr people of Cuba rejccl as impudent and unjust the sanctions imposed; the pirate attacks made from the United States and countries of the Caribbean do not cease, as well as training of (See CASTRO, Page 9) Youth Rescued In Pool Mishap Jack Hamilton, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hamilton, 3002 Erwin, was pulled from the pool at Arlington Apartments late Sunday afternoon after he swallowed a large quantity of water and sank to the boltom of Ihe pool. The boy was rescued by Bob- by Ganl, and oxygen adminis- tered at poolside by the Rescue Unit of the Victoria Fire De- partment. A Duckett ambulance took Ihe boy to nearby Citizens Memorial Hospital where he was admitted (or observation. The boy walked (o the ambu- denl for Ihe Victoria Police De- partment were Patrolmen D. W. Fitzsimmons and J. F. Murphy. nal when representatives of 20 nations signed the document as the final act of the ninth Confer- ence of Foreign Ministers of the Americas. The resolution calls for diplo- maljc and trade sanctions, di- recting that no member nation only hemisphere republics maintaining relations with no, As author of the principal complaint, Venezuela could not vote. But Bolivia announced im- mediately it would respect (he majority decision "as the demo- cratic system provides for." Uruguay is expected lo follow suit. Chile may do so if an anti- Communist government is cho- sen In September presidential elections, in which a Commu- (See OAS, Page 9) 14 Cents Helicopter Crash Kills 3 Persons Crai'l Cheeking Strife Area ROCHESTER, N.Y. lelicopler surveying a neighbor- hood torn by racial violence crashed into a three-story house Sunday, set Ihe house afiro and fell into the street in flames. At least three persons were killed. Police officials said one of Ihe dead had been in the helicopter. The other two, he said, lived in the house, believed occupied en- tirely by Negroes. Among those aboard the heli- copter was Robert Abbott, Mon- roe Counly civil defense direc- tor. He was rushed lo Slrong Memorial Hospital where his condition was listed as critical. Four other men, including two state troopers, also were admit- ted lo Ihe hospital. The pilot, James Docharly, was killed. Executive Deputy Police Chief Henry H. Jensen collapsed at Iho scene. The frame house was the home for 16 people, the superin- tendent, said. He said he did not know how many escaped. Mrs. Gladys Gaines, who had been sitting on the front porch, said Inter her five children fled Ihe house safely. The helicopter struck a parked automobile, which also caught fire. The car was empty. The helicopter was circling over a crowd that had gathered at the corner of Clarissa and Tremont Streets, a trouble spot in Ihe rioting Saturday night and early Sunday. Witnesses said Ihe helicopter crashed into a gable on top of the house. A Negro, Prophet Starks, 2V, ran to the flaming helicopter and pulled out Iwo persons be- fore he was driven away by flames. "I couldn't see how many more people were in (he heli- he said. Hundreds of persons quickly gathered at the scene. Son-c fainted. Others screamed oul: "My baby's in there." "Save those people." Douglas Justin, an official of Page Airways, owner of the craft, said that under the state of emergency declared by cily officials because of Ihe week- end rioling he believed altitude restrictions were suspended. A Negro man who was walk- ing along Clarissa street, said: "I looked up Ihe street ap Ihe helicopter was about 50 feet high. The pilot wasn't looking (Sec CRASH, Page 0) Force in Harlem Sharply Reduced Today's Chuckle U isn't difficult to ilcter- inine which executives are big wheels and which are merely spokesmen. Triplets' Mother Looks to Future ny MARY BAKEK PHILLIPS day. My music teacher was so Advocate Staff Writer PORT LAVACA-Mrs. Benilo A. Torres of Austwell, who ex- ciled this cily Saturday with the birth of triplets at Champ Tray- lor Memorial Hospital, took time out Sunday to announce the name of the third child and to make plans for the future. "When we were told about a month ago to expect triplets we selected names for two boys Mario Alberto and Marcus Ar- explained Mrs. Torres. 'The announcement of a third boy found us short one mas- culine name. However, we wanted them to have the same Initials and we have named the Ihfrd Miguel Antonio." "I think the babies are beau- she said. "It must have been all of {he vitamins I look. Everybody tells me they are so wide awake and interested in what is going on around them. That could be because Ihey have been In school, she said faccliously. "I attended Victoria College the last semes- ter, driving from Austwell each concerned. He thought I woult never make it until the end o the semester." The attractive and vivacious former Miss Virginia Martinez 22, who was the valedictorlar of the 1960 Auslwell-Tivoli grad uating class, is a junior studen in college and organist at St Anlhony's Catholic Church. She entered Sam Houston State Col lege as a journalism major However, at the end of the thlrc semester she changed to cle menlary education major. In January she transferred to Vic- toria College, since she could drive from home. "My father was killed in World War II, when I was she continued, "and I am at- tending college under the VA program for war orphans. Thai lasts until age 23, which means I only have one more semesler available under the program. I will return to college just as soon as possible, either at Ail In Kingsville, or at the Univer- sity of Houston in Houston where (Set MOTHER, Page t) Enough Is Too Much B1TBURG, Germany (AP) Farmers in Ihe Bilburg area generally are a good natural, friendly easygoing lol. cion'f disturb their sleep especially with a noisy sports car. Police said Sunday that residents of the nearby vil- lage of nicsdorf pul up with a road race that went through the main street all day Saturday. They pul up wilh the danger from speed- ing cars, the noise and ex- haust fumes. Rut when racket still was going on at a.m. they look action. The village's niHin street was barricaded with heavy oak logs. As each car hailed at (he barrier, its ignition key was removed. After about a dozen cars were put oul of aclion, Ihe citizens of Biesrtort went back to bed. Guardsmen Sent In by Rockefeller ROCHESTER, N.Y. Jefferson and Plymouth Av- show of force by sleel-hetmeted National Guardsmen carrying bayonets failed to hall sporadic rioting by Negroes Sunday night after three persons had died in the crash of a police helicopter. Massive destruction moved into its third night. Police used tear gas and fire hoses to break up one crowd of hundreds of shouting Negroes who had gath- ered In the already ravaged Jo- seph Avenue area. Police were called after loot- ers broke apart tho boards cov- ering a previously loolcd corner store. In another incident, police fired warning shots nl a housing project where Molotov cocktails were being hurled. The National Guardsmen, rid- ing in trunks, moved through NEW YORK sharply reduced their force pa- Irolling New York City's Negro areas Sunday as the threat of renewed racial violence reced- d. City Councilman Arthur J. Kalzman announced he will ask ;he council to call upon Mayor Robert F. Wagner to create a citizens committee to investi- gate the police incident that triggered last week's riots. Wagner has rejected Negro leaders' demands for a perman- ent board of citizens to review charges of police brutality. Such cases now are reviewed by a jonrd consisting of three deputy jolice commissioners. Kalzman said he would ask ror a temporary board to inves- tigate only the one Eight Days In Wilderness Trims You tli Y 0 S E M t T E NATIONAL PARK, Calif. once chubby 10-year-old Los Angeles joy, found alive after being lost eight days with nothing to cat in a wilderness area of Yosemile Vallonal Park, nte heartily in lis hospital bed Sunday. "He used lo be pudgy bul we won't have lo worry about his 'itlle pot belly now." John Ireland Jr. went from 103 pounds lo 86 and had to hold up his pants while he wandered around, keeping warm and drinking water from streams. Mr. and Mrs. John Ireland were getting ready lo break camp Saturday and head home when they gul tho elcclrifying word Ihal the search by 350 men finally found their son. John, on his first oullng at Yosemite, wore only a Ihin T- shirt, jeans and leather shoes when he wandered away July 18 from the elevation camp of his parents at Harden Lake in rugged mountain coun try. Rangers Gil Hall and Jim Reilly found him late Saturday within three miles of the camp from which he had strayed shortly after Iho family outing began. Said Jack Nolan, a park man- agement aide, after tho boy was found: "He could have lasted another five days oul there." THE WEATHER Partly cloudy, and continued hot Monday and Tuesday, with isolated evening thunder- showers. Southerly winds 5 to 15 m.p.h. Expected Monday temperatures: Low 76, high 100. South Central Texas: Partly cloudy and hot Monday and Tuesday with widely scattered afternoon and evening Ihun- dershowcrs mainly norlh. Sunday temperatures: High 100; low 77. Tides (Port Lavaca-Port O'Connor Lows at p.m. and p.m., highs at p.m. and a.m. Tues- day. Barometric pressure at sea level: 23.83. Sunset Monday sunrise Tuesday Tht.i inlurnMllon fcutd on data from the U.S. Wolhcr Bunau Victoria O I rice. (lei wcilhtr 'nlal shoollng James Powell 15-yenr-old police LI. Thomas Gllllgan on July 15. Gil- ilgnn said the boy threatened lim with a knife. Some wllness- es said Powell was unarmed. A bill lo create a pcrmanenl citizens' roview board has been languishing in a city councl committee for several months. James Farmer, national di- rector of Ihe Congress of Racial Equality supported crealion of a civilian board. Bul in an appearance on a Columbia Hroadcasting System television program Farmer said Mayor Wagner's first step should be to get action on job opporlunities for Negro youlhs. Former described Police Commissioner Michael J. Mur- ihy ns "only a symptom of the problem, not Ihe problem It- self." On a National Broadcasting Jo. program, Farmer said the -emoval of Murphy would be "one possible solution." Mayor Wagner has expressed complete confidence in Murphy. Farmer said Harlem leaders, not the police, should be credit- ed for preventing a planned de- monstration Saturday evening. Police arrested William Ep- ton, 32, a Harlem Negro and avowed Communlsl, when he appeared on Ihe street to lead an announced march lo protest alleged police brutality. Epton and his attorney, Conrad J. 55, were charged with un- awful assembly and were re- eascd pending a court hearing next month. Epton had predicted he would lead marchers. Only aboul 300 marchers and (See FORCE, Page 9) eiuio Negro section late Sunday lighl without incidenl. The 180 [uardsmen, part of called o duty, carried unloaded bayo- net-tipped rifles but did not have ammunition. However, reports ot incidents continued to keep police busy md they braced for more trou- >le. More lhan stale and local police have found it impos- sible lo enforce an official 8 i.m. curfew Polize seized approximately 100 more rioters during the out- bursts Sunday and Sunday night and packed them into jnils al- ready jammed with 500 arrested previously. Late Sunday nighl a fire lhat officials said they believed may :iavo been started by youths who tad been throwing Molotov cock- nils raged out of control for 45 ninules in a wastcpaper ware- louse in one of the areas where here havo been frequent out- bursts of rioting. Tho Guardsmen mado their show of strength after they were called out by Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller. Uncounted thousands of dol- ars of dnmago has been sut- ercd by merchants and proper- ly owners. City officials, who Saturday night refused to consider a se- of proposals to end Ihe riot- ing advanced by an Independent Megro committee, appeared de- termined to smash the rebel- lion. The committee was told by Mayor Frank T. Lamb that Mayor Frank T. Lamb that peace must precede any nego- tiations. Meanwhile, the National Asso- ciation for Ihe Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) called (or an end "lo looting and riot- ing" after a meeting it hoped would develop strategy lo in- fluence riotous members of Ihe Negro community lo end their demonstration against reputed police brutality. Robert Morri- son, president of Ihe chapter, blamed police for the continuing Negro unrest. The helicopter, flying low, over Ihe racially-lorn area, ripped into o home in a Negro district on the city's West Side, sot (ire lo the house and fell Into the street. Violence previously had been blamed for tho tlenth of a white man and (lie serious wounding of a Negro. The rioling and looting had ta- pered off when the helicopter smashed into the home believed occupied by 10 Negroes. A police official said one ot the dead had hecn in the hell- copter. The other two, he said, lived in the house. As tired police and firemen moved into the seclion where Ihe crash occurred, hundreds ot fellow officers slnod guard lo prevent more of the outbreaks of shooting, stoning and ing, lhat broke oul overnight de- spile a dusk-lo-dnwn curfew. To cope wilh the hit-and-run tactics, the (Sec VIOLENCE, Page 9) EX-MISS ATHENS Miss Texas of 1964 Elated Over Victory FORT WORTH (AP) The sign in front of (he headquarters for the Miss Texas pageant read Sunday morning "Miss Texas slept here." She did, but not much. Sharon McCauley's reign as queen ol Ihe Lone Star slate already had proved to be a demanding one. Because of picture taking and interviews late Saturday night and early Sunday morn- ing, Miss McCauley slept only 3'A hours. But the Athens beauty looked radiant and smiled happily. "I Jove ft. It feels kind of odd, bul I love she said. She spoke of her reaction to winning the crown over 57 other contestants. "I couldn't believe she said. "I never expected it. "I don't remember much ibout last nighl. I don'l remem- >er crying, although people have told me I did. I could not tell you one word I said. brownet, weighs 120 and has 37-24-37 statistics. In her talenl compcliton Sat- urday she sang Iwo songs fror.i "Let Me Entertain Yeu" and "Everything's Com- ing Up Roses." The vivacious hazel-eyed beauty's ambition is to be an entertainer. Miss McCauley, who has at- tended Henderson County Junior College and Tyler Junior Col- lege, is considering attending Texas Technological College in the fall, but has not decided for .lire. For thn ncxl monlh and a half she will be preparing for the Miss America contest in Atlan- tic Cily. The first runner-up was Miss Fort Worth, Lcnda Lee Varley, a 5-2 pctile blonde. Marilyn Kay Lewis of Arllng- ;on was second runnerup. The other two finalists we e Miss McCauley, 19, is the Miss Big Spring, Charlotte Me- daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Anders; and Miss Space City F. McCauley ot Athens. Sht islLcla Kathleen ot Alvin ;