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Advocate (Newspaper) - August 7, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119lh 92 TELEPHONE HI VICTORIA, TEXAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 1964 ESTABLISHED 18U Deadly Heat Continues Over State Tempera lures As High as 116 By THE ASSOCIATED I'RESS Dcalh-dcalinfi, scorching heat covered Texas again Thursday as the slate's vegetation burned a darker brown, the heat fraz- zled populace longed for relief, and a nighl-provvling thunder- storm raked San Antonio. At least one man died in (he blistering sun. Heat records top- pled at many places. Livestock and crops suffered. Water and power consumption soured anil reservoirs dwindled. Quanah in North Texas report- ed 116 degrees, Seymour 114, ichita Palls 113, Haskell 112, Childress 111 and Mineral Wells 110. Storm Damage San Antonio's marauding storm struck shortly before 9 p.m. and left considerable prop- erly damage. Kelly Air Force Base reported winds and the Weather Bureau station gauged gusts at 58 m.p.h. One man was seriously burned when his ear was set afire by power lines downed by the high winds just north of San Antonio. Plate glass windows were shattered, trees uprooted and several automobiles blown off a street into a ditch. Radio Station KTSA's '127-foot, tower was blown down in Lhej San Antonio slorm. Chickens Die Thousands of chickens (lied in the high heat in Nacogdoches County in Bast Texas, one of the nation's top poultry-raising areas. Other showers and thunder- storms fell at widely scattered COUPLE IMPROVED Cuero Shooting Charges Due Advocate News Service of assault with intent to murder are to be filed against n Cuero man in connection with the sub-ma- chinegun shooting of a Cucro couple Tuesday night. Police Chief Charles Clark said charges will be filed against Jesse F. Mayfield, 30, who according to Clark has ad- mitted shooting his ex-wife, Mrs. Argorie Franklin, 26, and Joe Benjamin, 36, with a gun stolen from DeWilt County Jail. Mayfield, a trusty at DeWill County Jail, had been allowed lo sleep in an unlocked room on the tirst floor of the jail. After taking the machincgun, Mayfield called a cab from the jail and rode lo a tavern at which his ex-wife worked and which Benjamin owned. After finding neilher of (hem at Ihc tavern, Mayfield walked lo Mrs, Franklin's home where officers said he shot her nine times and Benjamin twice. Mrs. Franklin and Benjamin were still confined to Cuero Hospital Thursday. The woman remained in serious condition. Mayfield was in jail serving out a S5QO fine and six-month sentence for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Guadalupe Water Testimony Heard KERRV1LLE (AP) A district court hearing began Thursday on a temporary injunction sought by the state to prevent excessive use of water by irrigators on the Guadalupe River upstream from Comfort. District Judge Marvin Blackburn heard a full day of testimony and recessed the hearing at p.m. until Cost Study For Cuero Schools Due Advacle News Service CUERO Officials ot Cuer Independent School District are noncisli11 hopeful lhat a building program bond election will be held on Sept. 26, Supt. Marvin were sufficient to dcnl Ihe wors- ening drought. Allhougli the San Antonio storm hit the city with as much as three inches of rain in spots, little fell in sections where crops and livestock need- ed it. At Forl Phantom Lake, near Abilene, Elmer Allen, died while working in the sun. The temperature was 105. A deputy sheriff said his death was "probable heal prostration." Wichita Falls' m was a rec- ord for the North Texas Cily. Seymour, 50 miles west of Wich- ila Falls, holds Ihe Texas heat record with 120 degrees on AUK 12, 1938. Showers Tall Showers fell in lhe norlheasl quarter of tiie st.ile, in the ecn- Iral sector around San Angelo, and high in lhe Panhandle around Dalhaii. Thunderstorms dumped light rain in West Texas north of Archer City, south of Graham and east of Brccken- iTiLiitmi jnlm J Vandertulio Texas 01, IMUIIIUU Kirkman revealed after a operates an Athens garage lar meeting of the school board L.YfL, Cecil William Myers, 25, mar Thursday nighl. ,i ried, of Athens, he'had been em- ridge. Some showers fell south- easl of Dallas near Kemp and Alhcns. Other maximum temperatures recorded by the Weather Burea 9 a.m. Friday. The stale and the Texas Water Commission contend ir- rigators arc depriving domeslic, livestock walering and munici- 12 Cents Klansmeii Arrested In Slajdng 3-Week Hunt Ends for FBI ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Four white men were arrested by the FBI on Thursday night in con- nection wilh the slaying of iVashlngton, D.C., Negro educa- .or, Lemuel Penn. A federal of- ficial said one of the men admit- ted taking part in Uio shooting and implicated the others. U.S. Deputy Commissioner Jerry Hawkins said James S. Lackey, 28, admitted complicity in lhe slaying and implicated the other three. AH identified as Ku Klux Klansmen, the four were held in jail under bonds of each after Iheir arraignment under :he new Civil Rights Act before flan-kins, lie said a committal learing will be set for next week. Slain July 11 Penn was slain during the early morning of July 11 as he and two companions drove along n desolate Georgia road. The other two escaped injury. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover announced the arrests in Wash- ington. The announcement cli- maxed an intense three-week hunt for the slayer of Penn, an Army Reserve lieutenant colo- nel who was on his way home after a Lraini Benning, Ga. Gov. Carl Sanders i Officials Minimize Red China Threat ferentia! rights." Hlver Slopped The suit, which named 40 de- fendenls, was filed July 28 after (he rivers' flow slopped at Comfort. Judge Blackburn Ihen granlcd a temporary restraining order that stopped irrigation from the river but special permits have been issued to some irrigators. ed are found to be responsible for Penn's dealh, "They will be deall with properly in the courts." Men Identified The FBI identified the men as: James S. Lackey, 28, married, of Athens, who was employed ai a gas station. Herbert Guest, 37, married rsday nighl. The architectural firm of Barnes, Landis, Goodman and Youngblood of Austin is now preparing cost estimates of pvo< posed building projects. Kirkman said the estimales may be ready by Aug. 20 for slream on lhe river from Com- fort exercised Iheir righls to withdraw water from the river, it would "far exceed" the rate of flow of the river. Vandertulip said that flow of ation lo I h e School Study committee. The committee has been studying school needs for a number of weeks. Hecommendalions will be made to (lie school board after the committee's work is completed, Cost of Repairs Kirkman said lhe archilec- mfort which had stopped It resumed Wednesday. ]Flow baa been below normal due to sub-normal rainfall since 1082, he said. ried, of Athens, he had been em- ployed as a yarn-picker and la borer. Joseph Howard Sims, 41, mar ried, employed as a machlnis in Athens. The FBI charged the four un .dor the federal civil rights low with conspiring to injure Penn and his companions, Charles E lural firm also make a included: Amarillo, Lubbock and Lufkin 101; Abilene and San Antonio 103; Amarillo, Dallas, Fort Worlh and Waco 1M; Junc- tion, Laredo and Wink 105: Mid- (Sec HEAT, Pnge 7) rccommcndalion on whether to renovate or permanently aban- don John C. French Elemen- tary School. The firm's study of the building will include lhe cosl of repairs lhat would be hi-arinp" that needed Jo put the building in for' July wer KSanf0saide because of W IU Finns Affected Several witnesses who live or operale concerns along the river near Comfort leslified that the lessening of the flow had re- sulled in stagnation, a bad odor and difficulties in watering stock. Mrs. Phyllis Davis, camp di-1 reclor of the San Antonio YWCA Brown and npanion; John D. Howard. l-'oiir Conspired The complaint said lliree o Ihe men sliol Penn. H said al four had conspired lo intimidate and kill "Negro citizens from elsewhere than Athens." AL the arraignmenl, Hawkins told Die men tbey would still be subject to imlictmenl in Madi son Co'inty, Ga., for murder The men were arrested in Ath camp, which operates in J? Clarke e jbut the shooting occurred and Itllv nnar Sirs. .1. Patck reminding Nazareth Academy Parent- Salurday morning 6 lhe Alpx Piclils re- lfalll'wo are taught there. Three engineers have already declared lhe school unsafe for occupancy and have slated that the struclure should be de- molished. However, a commit- lee ot seven local contractors contend that the building can be feasibly repaired. But the contractors have staled lhc school should nol be used unlil repairs are made. Plans Hcvenled Kirkman revealed plans Thursday nighl for Iransfcrring students who would ordinarily ______., ._..... allend John C. French next Teacher Assn. members of ycar- Grades one and rummage sale on Square, a.m. InrninR lo (heir Jiomc in Woods- ____ boro after a slay in the cily zone to (he former NY A build- Oscar Wcdcniefer Jr. alii smiles and very prompl Roland Timberlakc doing his good deed for the day, and the tleed lurning out to be for his wife .Mrs. Albert Bccrwarl gelling ready for the Homemade Ice Cream Supper at lhe Tel- ferner Church begin- ning al 6 p.m. today Mrs. T. C. Hammonds of Channel- view, formerly of Victoria, in town for a visit with relatives Mrs. Nelson admit- ting that driving in traffic keeps her too busy lo look for friends who are pedestrians Bill Sparks offering sym- pathy to 3 friend who was hav- ing automobile difficulties Christine Hcnnig being most appreciative for small favors Vic Hybncr acknowledging that hindsight is much more lucid than foresight and explain- ing the merits of locking the doors to one's automobile Mrs. H. G. Angerslcin coming to the rccue of a neighbor Willie Gant finding something good in the Abpu; 60 persons altended the hearing. The state's suit says that un- lna.l.hul? (See HEARING, Page 7) be dealth with in neighboring Madison County. There was no immediate an "Inouncement of plans lo file (murder charges under slal law. The only comment Sanders' pledge thai the men would he dealth with in the courts if they were responsible Joked About The men seemed relaxed a Uie hearing. Sims and Myer jjoked with each other about the TALLAHASSEE, Fla (AP) food" Ihey would eat in Nine clergymen, jailed Monday "Freedom 9 Clergymen n Release on tow sims Rider" convictions, this probably is the first crlmi were released Thursday nighl. Municipal Judge John Ruddj who convicted the men of un- i be prosecuted undd (Sec KLANSMEN, Page 7) lawful assembly in 1961, com- muted the 60-dny senlcnces lo [lime served. Kirkman said plans arc to: He called them lo his courl- Iransfer firsl grade siudentslroom from Iheir cells and snid who live in Ihe John C. French "Go h.ick Norlh where they ing in Cucro Municipal Park. Second graders would be moved to the basement of Cuero Ele- mentary School. New teacher conlracls were approved for Mrs. Howard Gandy, Cucro High Algebra 1 (See SCHOOLS, Page 7) have riols." hoi weather Mrs, Sarah Word rclaling thai although be ing sick on a vacation isn'l very desirable it is al least con- venient Snm Bailey HI and Dr. Byron Griffin and Ihelr families leaving for Auslin lo- day lo pull Ihe Trail of Six Flags enter It in the Aqua Festival Parade Saturday morn- ing. HEAR Tests Due Today Victoria HEAU Foundation will hold its first free infanl screening lesls Friday from 9 until II a.m., and lhe service is offered lo all parents of in- fant children in Victoria Coun- Children from one week old up will be screened for hearing dcfecls in a program endorsed by the county medical society, allhough parenls do not need a doctor's referral lo obtain Iho HEAR services. he deleclcd in very young chil- since some cases of deafness have been corrected by early filling of hearing aids Tests, which will not require lhe baby to be touched by any instrument, will be conducted by Mrs. Dcllon Ashley, leachcr- adminislrator of the HEAR school, and volunteer workers. Today's Chuckle If you can play golf nnd bridge as though they were games, you're aliont ns well adjuslcrt as you're ever go- Ing to he. ACTOR'S ACTOR Viet Nam Crisis Vote Delayed WASHINGTON of Defense Rob- ert S. McNnmarn snid Thursday lliero have boon no signs thai Reel China is aboul lo jump into lhe Viel- naniesc He told a news conference that while there have been no indications of any substantial Chinese military movemciils in tho last TI11J CRISIS on map are the U.S. Navy destroyers Madclox and Turner Joy in Hie Gulf of Tonkin off Ihc coast of North Viol Nnm, LJ. S. carriers Constellation, right, and Ticomlcrofia are supplying air cover for lhc two destroyers which were atlackcct by Red PT boats earlier'lhis week. Underlined are coastal cities of Ben Tluiy and Haiphong. be assumes tluil Peking may send in some combnl aircraft lo help the North Vielnmncse Communists. The defense chief met news- men after detailing lo congres- sional committees a wide-scale series of moves designed lo Ibis country's sea and nir forcas in pasilion lo counter nny sudden blows in the Southeast Asia area. Scmito and House committees voted quick approval of a jotnl resolution rcrjucslwl by Presi- dent Johnson him lo Ike., Barry Hold Campaign Talk per, .senior flop Foreign Helatioi Sen. Bourko B. llicken- lixmcr, R-lowa, snid. Hickenloo- Hopuhlicim on Hie .lions Committee, was a cosponsoi" of (he bipar- tisan resolution backing John- son's moves in the conflict. Another cosjwnsor, Son. Lev- cretl Saltoast.ill. H-Mass., top- ranking GOP member of the Armed Services Committee, snid (he "prestige of the United Stales" is nt slnkc. Sen. Hlctmrd Russell, On., chairman ot Armed Scrv- tnke wlinlcvcr measures are ices, caltal for a vigorous show deemed necessary lo slem strength agonist the NorUi oggrcssion in Use" area Vietnamese forces Unit attacked Dfljalc Opens The Senate opened debate on the resolution almost Immedi- ately hut decided aflcr several hours lo postpone a vole unlll Friday. The House also is dua lo acl Friday. U Thanl kept a long-slnnding dale lo visit Washington and snid ho suggested lo Johnson a U.S. vessels. "There is reason to hone thai the outrageous conduct Utat gave rlso to Inls resolution Is only a spontaneous irresponsible action by Ihc North Vietnamese without direction and approval U.N. Secretary- General asso- Unsscll snid. "They nuisl know Uial further belligerency toward IB or our new peace-keeping formula torjforces can lead to their deslnic- Soutlicnst Asia. Declining make the details] Sen. Harry Goldwalcr of Ari- GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) Sen. Barry Goldwator described 'ormer President Dwighl D. Eisenhower on Wednesday as "very enthusiastic" and "very anxious to get going" in the campaign to oust President Johnson from Uie While House. Goldwater, the Republican presidential nominee, snid he is handle "from a physical stmid- poinl." The most recent Republican president ami the man who hopos to be the next met (or Iwo hours nl lunch ul Eisenhower's Gcllysburg estate. With them were Goftlwuter's running male, Rep. William K. Miller of New York, and Eisenhower's vice public, he said: "I've discussed Uiis on a confidential basis with Die President and the sccrctury of stulc." nwaiting further word from [president, Iliehiiril M. Nixon. Eisenhower on just wliul he will undcrlake in the campaign against Johnson. The question, Goldwater said, is how much campaigning Ihe general can Anxiety Pcrsi.sls Despite the absence of nny ominous new developments, anxiety over Uic crisis persisted In the New York Stock ICx- cbaiifjo and the niarkcl took a nosedive during late trading. iMcNniuara said he hiul no in- Cioklwatcr and Miller flew "pifonniition (hat Uccls from Washington for Hie the North Vlclnninese 100 Brai Raisers Meet Here Today mid returned ys soon as il was over. Speaking !o reporters nl Gct- jtysburg'.s small airport, the Ari- senator said Eisenhower's IHltlal Jielp would be particularly val- uable to the GOP cause in .such sin t os as California, Texas, i Pennsylvania, New York, Illi- nois arul in Lhcir two torpedo boat al- Iju'ks on U.S. warships, which {gulled lhe fliircup, (ml he said it i.s probable (hey will send in combat if requested. No All-craft In Ihc Iwo Gulf of Tonkin cn- ngemcnls fought (Jius far, U.K. encountered no hostile aircraft. McNnmnra noted Ihnt He snid Eisenhower NO.-UI Vietnamese have no the Republican presiden- tial canditlidc who has backed Johnson's posillon in Ihc crisis, slopped inio Uic Senale cham- ber briefly hul look no part. In Uic debate. Sen. Frank Church, D-idnho, svho has criticized U.S. policy in Southcnst Asia and said he slill has misgivings aboul It, de- c-lured bus support of Uie rcsolu- "on. Dissenting voices came from Sen. Wayne. Morse, D-Orc., who cnsl Die only committee agnlnsl the resolulion, and Sen. Krncst Grncning, D-Alaska. Morse reserved two hours to speak nRalnst Uie resolution be- fore Friday's vole. Gnicnlng told Ihe Scnalc the war in Vlcl "is nol our war" and that all Viet Nam "is nol worth the life of a single American hoy." About (agreed to make speeches in planes of their own, but whcn Gnicnine finished an- .they will uk would vote against incidents, McNamara said r i f 17CQ very anxious lo gel Highlight of the first day He (h be an awards dinner nt 8 p.m. thcthr- crisis in al Sun Valley Country During the meeting, tiition of TRA's Vicl Nam. ;aid he told Ei ly." Jackson, a member of lhe by Secretary of Stale Dean Armed Services and Alomic En- Husk: I comrnillccs, snid he had "-phc unity nml ttetorminalion heard of any deployment of of ,hc American people, through troops in the Viel thejr Congress, should he dc- Sir Cedric, 71, Dies In New York Hospital NEW YORK (AP) Sir Ce- dric Hardwickc, British-born actor who gained distinclion on boLh sides of the Atlantic during S3 years on stage and screen, died Thursday. He was 71 and, despite a prolific career, report- edly was nearly broke. Noted for his dignity on many, a stage, Hardwicke once confid- ed that, "By nature and training I really am a clown, and started] out lo be a clown." The late King George V knighted Hardwicke in 1934 in recognition of lhe skills he dis- played in a greal variely of weeks ago, suffering from em- physema, a lung ailment, and a related heart condition. He col- lapsed and died in his bedroom early Thursday, inflicting a small cut on his scalp. As a re- sult, the medical examiner's of- fice performed an autopsy. Lawrence Langncr, a di- rector of the Theater Guild, called Hardwicke "not only one of our finest stars but one of the mosl engaging and altrac- actor, director, schol- ar, gentleman and friend. Sir Cedric had a reputation in Mrs, Robert L. Masscy of Inez The program Saturday will in- clude annual business meetings and a panel discussion on feed-1 ing, fitting and seeding of Brahman callle. The discussion will be held on Ihe Victoria Col- lege campus, along wilh all) other Saturday events, and will! be open to (he public. Uvci a gravedigger inPe thcater as an aclor'a actor Since deafness cannot always Shakespeare's lo one wnose performance al riverboat showman in Edna Fcrber's "Show Boat." Ironically, Hardwicke's last parents are urged to lake year was in a show lhat flopped advantage of the program. "Too True to be Good" was panned by the crilics and ksled only briefly, despite a east thai also included Lillian Glsh, Glyn- ais Johns and Robert Preslon. Hardwicke was admtllod lo ways was stamped with unmis- takable authority. Nevertheless, in his neat, pre- appearance on Broadway lasl else speech, he oflcn protested good-humoredly thai he had no money. When Sir Ccdric's second wife, Mary Scotl, won a divorce from him in 1961, she testified lhat he (old her alter their 1950 marriace Hint he had little men- University Hospital about three! (See ACTOR, Page 7) WKRKKNDS Cowboy 'Shrew' Near End of Western Trail More than persons, been performed in the; Rusk us leave today's aggressors in no doubt whatev- er." As Rusk and other lop admin- Hstralion officials went before jSennto and House commiitees, Johnson welcomed U.N. Secre- lary-Gcnernl U Thant lo the White House. "In all Ihnl we do, America's (See OFFICIALS. Page T) Mi. vtJUJI IV lilt: IIUUHC. L.tVV1 animals will housed lo illustrate10' lhcm Irom olllsllje Victoria, j the program. Public Invited To Film Today ['One Week in a 29- mimilo documentary film on lhe I will have visited Dcvcrcux! Playhouse at Foster Field be- eomnany fore the city's first annual also an J lhal the1, asked I HER Town Hall GIsler said The public cither at downtown said. The documentary Includes re- connaisance pictures lakcn by U.S. jet alrcrafl over Cuba, as well as selected strips from newsreel and television film shot by the armed forces and prlvale news agencies. There will be no admission charge for the film, obtained through George Flllcy, city- counly Civil Defense director. INDEX "A Night's Dream" was the first and 75 cents for children lion, which closed on July 19. Ihroufih 14 years of age. McCally, who has received critical praise as well as some criticism ot his Innovational staging of "Taming of Ihe Shrew In western coslumc and setting, spoke briefly on lhe and limes of Shakespeare and remit i discussed the two plays 7 Woraea'l rsday lempcr; low 74. Tides (F'orl Lavaca-Porl 'Connor Lows at __ja.m. and p.m. Highs at [p.m. t'ridy and a.m. Sal- jurday. _ _ I Daromclric pressure al sea 29.fifl. Sunscl Friday: Sunrise J Saturday: 13 This mrurnutiun on dlta 1 trom Ihc US. WraliMr Bureau I Victoria Olllce, ;