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Advocate (Newspaper) - August 25, 1964, Victoria, Texas 119th 110 THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE TELEPHONE HI S-DJ1 Salary Hikes Due Early for County Staff .4 Million Budget OK'd Quickly by Commissioners By ROY GRIMES Advocate Staff Wrilcr Victoria County's 1965 budget was adopted by the commissioners court Monday with a minimum of bate and a maximum of accord moved along so smooth ym fact that salary increases for all elected officials and a 10 per cent across-the-board fatso for all county employes will go into effect Sept. 1 instead of (he effective budget 'Architects Are Sought Victoria County Commis- sioners Court will Interview areliiteclurol firms interest- ed In planning and design- ing (he proposed new coun- ty office and courts build- ing at 10 a.m. Scpl. 9 in Hie commissioners court- room. Purchase of the city's lialf of the coiirlhouse block was recently completed as the site for thc proposed new building. Comity Judge Wayne L. Hariman pointed out Ihal preliminary plans for the building will be required in selling up the necessary bond issue for Us construc- tion, and he was doubtful thai the bond issue proposal could he mailc ready for lhc voters before late in November. The county has been ad- vised by fiscal experts Ihat it can issue up to in new building bonds with no increase in the present coun- I) tax rale of SI.14 on the MOO assessed valuation. AUGUST 1964" Established 18 Cents dale of Jan. 1. Assured by Counly Auditor John C. Bianchi (hat funds arc available from Ihe current budget, the commissioners court agreed lo make the pay raises effective immediately rather than awail lhe coming of the new budget year. Over-all, the salary increases will add approximately to Die new budget, and the in- creases for the remainder of[ the current year will amount! to about j For Property The only other notable in- crease in the budget is the pro- vision for payment of in the issuance of lime warrants as part of the purchase price for the city's half of the courthouse block. Making the pay raises effec- tive immediately necessitated a] public advertisement and can) ic formalized at a special meet- Wild animals, clowns and ac-ithat after being informed of ng of the commissioners court robats came to town Sunday fine law thc circus personnel after the advertisement has ami after a few misim-' d u j w cmarlers to Salary .creases and ment of the time City Manager John Lee said Performances will continue .'.'aci granted sev- and KIU SIZE 1'ACHYUERM Several children at- lomling the Monday afternoon performance of (he Clyde Bros. Circus at Riverside Park watch one of several elephants billed as "the world's small- est." The little elephants, trained lions, clowns, acrobats, other animals and circus acts will per- form again at and p.m. Tuesday. The circus is being sponsored by the Catholic War Veterans. (Advocate Photo) Circus Arrives For Shows Here Convention Seats Held By Defiant Alabamans Dems Dodge Clash Over Civil Rights Platform Haps 'Extremism' ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) platform condemning ex- (remism, pledging rights NARCOTICS Burglars Take in Cash law enforcement, and promising further tax reduction was adopt- ed Monday by the Democratic Burglars lifted at least in cash, mostly in silver, Sun- day night or early Monday at Harding Parker's Drug Store phis "cleaning house" on tlic: store's supply of narcotics. The burglary was discovered Henry Hammack were sill! In-1 vcsligaling Ihe case Monday! night. Chief .lirn Ilowden said that Investigation of the burglary indicated that jimmy bars were used to force the Platform Committee. Jubilant over avoiding a eivH nificii i___ u tibout a.m. by J. D. Cohen, (front door, mid n Hal jimmy owner, and reported to thc sher-jbar used lo force the narcotics department immediately Oil Worker Electrocuted Al Well Site Illl-year-old oil Meld worker counter! for most of the growth in the county's budgeted ex- penditures from in 1364 to for 1965. This increased spending will be met with no increase in the present county tax rate of Sl.H on the assessed valuation. Property Valuation The estimated total property valuation for lhc county on 1964 taxes is an increase of over valuations. The salary increases for the officials and employes of the cording will continue at mv" I p.m. Tuesdav months ago for Uie circus to R. M. llcrc ancl mander of tlie Catholic organization assured Veterans, who are sponsoring lhc cUy thli baseball park would the Clyde Bros., Circus laken carc ot as ance here. jfound." Circus performers were asked; City officials indicated Die Monday morning to removejwcekeml arrival of the circus those trailers and trucks used as living quarters because of a city ordinance tliat prevents parking where no sanitary fa- rights clash which could have led to a convention floor fight, Northern and Southern comil- jeenien acclaimed their work n "unity" platform and a winner in November. As southern delegates hoped it would, the Democratic civil rights plank implies primary reliance on local enforcement, with federal authorities inter- vening only if necessary. Tax Review The tax reduction promise in- cluded a pledge lo review all ex- cise taxes and "eliminate Uiosc Uial are obsolete." Tho civil rights plank, clearly fashioned to placate the South avoid a convention floor right, guaranteed "fair, effcc- -ive enforcement." II omitted, or the first time since World War II, any demand for new civil rights legislation. But Uie anliexlremism plank was tough. Hlasl al nnrry Aimed at Republican presi- dential nominee Barry Goldwat- cr, who has refused lo disavow bis supporters in Uie right-wing the store's safe, and was in 10 plastic bags of (lie Victoria Bank Trust Co. All nnrcot- ics in the special locked cab- inet of Die store were taken, nnd included Demerol, morphine "yellow Dcrnmyl and Darron compound. Deputies Oscar Gavallin nnd The money taken from Credentials Feud Still Unsettled New Nairn- Pm In Verp Karr ATLANTIC CITY, (AIM Tlie Democrats opened their national convcnlion Monday night mid some unwelcome Ala- bama delegates forced their way in and balked nl budging from their seals. cabinet. Tho store has been open at its new location only n months. Cohen told investigators (hat mnmmi.-. H.MVC or (leienmn- Ihe theft occurred between just what lo do about them, p.m. Sunday when thc store So they stayed on until ihey got closed for tho day, nnd ready lo go. The Democrats adjourned lew; their first session at p.m. without ever ordering the Ala- bnmians to leave or determm- a.m. Monday. A complete check on amount of narcotics nnd Sovernl other members of Hie emlmtlled Dixie delegation were e eegaon were money taken wns being taken welcome nnd stayed, too Tlicv late Monday year's cillilies exist. Dr. Roy Reed, director of the City-County Health Unit, said troupe resulted in some misun derslandings ihat was soon straightened out. General admission is 75 cents Children under years admitted free, Texas Delegates Watching Dispute ATLANTIC CITY John Connnlly told he Texas delegates Monday it will be up lo tliem how Texas will vole if tlie Mississippi delegation fuss be- comes a convent ion floor fight. Connally, Texas delegation chairman, advised a oruing caucus he probably will call another Tuesday i r Wednesday. Local Panel rp !O Discuss nounced by name the'Commun- PI Uie John Birch Society. The overhanging threat of a Southern revolt Tuesday night, when the Democratic National Convention is due to approve the campaign document, faded suddenly when Die mild final in- .TIL- ttuuiLL ctiiec miles oft wi iiivj Port Lavaca Highway on are the first in (ouri-w-j -w-j, cring Road. years, and for the elected of-i l< I was Johnny Shields of 1501 ficials wi" run as follows: kctt, rather'of four children County Judge Wayne L. Hart- lo Enter Business County Judge Wayne L, Hart-j man, from lo per' year, with an automobile allow-' ance of per month. Counly Commissioners Pal Moore of Precinct 1 V H i i Weber of Precinct 2 W s! LAVACA Keilh Mai- MJUHUI ai.iu approved a Carawav ot PrnHnni t his resignation! resolution adopting a new rate ooi away Ul rrLCinLl J ana.gs director Of finance for aarnnmnnt ac City Advocate Slat! Writer (past year. arc crged, covering domestic af- fairs. It omitlcd any plank al all on .the reapporlionmenl of state i legislatures, a party-splitting is- sue. And it bid for votes in thci presidenlial election with! I pledges to: to fight until we have succeeded in including A five-man panel will discuss water pollution as related to Ihe Victoria area, and effectiveness of existing state pollution laws al 8 p.m. Tuesday at thc llous- The meo.lng ]s sponsored by the League of of Victoria, "inside picnic" wi be jhcld for panel members at _ public is invited iltcnd Hie 8 p.m. session. To appear on the panel will scceee n ncung fmanCC nospi.al care for older Amerg 1'hc council also approved a cans in the Social Security pro- Frank Barnett of Precinct 4, from to per year, meeting of the City Council Co. which will provide approxi me cnanncung 01 tecler- mately savings annual- a! tax funds to all levels of cdu- gram. 'New financial aid" Methods' "new methods of lo the states, in cluding the channeling of fcder- Lavaca cation and, "lo the extent per- lie Harry Hcnkel of Du Pont, r'n''. and R. L. Wright of Union Car- ..BS who had recently moved to Vic- toria from San Antonio was electrocute! Monday nighl at a well site about three miles off the Pi Picker Crockett, rather'of four children! He had been in Victoria only aboul two weeks. Fellow workers placed Shields in lhc back of a pickup truck, and began a fast journey to Vic- toria. A Duekett ambulance met the Iruck near DaCosta, where Shields was placed in Ihe am- bulance. He was pronounced dead on also with an automobile a'liow- Mondav arrival at Citizens Memorial ance of ?100 per month Hospital Shields wan an nm chm-irr M vi M u 'n r "lc resignation cecomcs mm, w uie extern per- uumiuii ploye of B J Service Inc 1WB Marshal1' fromjtective Sept. 1. Iroehch, manager by Die Constitution." to Control Board was created by F Kin I M k H !the local office who read lhe'all schools. if he Win Legislature in 1961. Others Listed lhat nc become announced! -See Ihat overtime pay is in- bll) Passed by thc I-egisbi- rate rcacljustmenls, bascdjcrcased to penalize bonus lurc Provides for lhe conlrol, n.lprevenlion and abalcmcnl of "I nm hopeful (hero will be no minority report from Iho cre- dential committee on thc con- testing Mississippi delegations and tf there is, I hope there will bo a voice vote from the con- Connally Wall and Seo "However, this is something we will waul to wail and sec what happens and then we will see what position you want to take if it comes to a vote on the floor." After Iho announcement that a decision on Iho Mississippi delegation will be postponed, n hiul taken n party loyalty oatii as Ihe price of admission. Tho Alabama episode began just before the. convention did, Main Hushie.s.s Tho main business of Ihe con- venllon will be lo nominate Lyn- don 8. Johnson for president Wednesday night. Tho mnin business of the eve- ning was oratorical business chiefly Die keynote speech e.v- tolling the Democrats and (heir record and blasting at the Re- publicans and Iheir candidate, Barry Goldwater. Offstage, Democrats had been scrapping in (lie Credcnlials Committee over another dclc- New Name And also offslage, Ihey saw signs II might be Iluberl U. Humphrey for vice president. Out a now name came up, loo, in speculation over a running male for Johnson. Delogale.s in Ihose wiint-do-you.ycnr huddles heard some mention of former Oov. Duford Islington of Ten- nessee. Ellington is a close friend of .Johnson 11 man who hacked Johnson for top place on the tiekel in before lhe parly convention in I (1 I in IjUh spokesman (or the governor said i where Johnson settled [nr tbr .1 i.i I. _. ,._ bido, bolh of whom will repre- sent industry; State ftcp H If passage Gene Wcathcrly, pefroleum con- sullanl; and V. E. Atkinson, su- perintendent of thc city waler department. Thc Texas Water Pollution to there would be no call (or .second Texas caucus umilll the Mississippi case is selUcd. told Iho caucus Ihat ._. I know, Ihe majority of Ihc regularly elected Missis spol Tense Oraina Tense drama unfolded c delegation will agree to b. Hio Grande, Details ot the fatal accident day night around the secllon of scats set aside for Alabama. At thc center of it was Kugcnc Connor, Ihe national comniillee- mun who was Rirmingham po- li'-'c commissioner lasl year ijl) __. night that he would continue hislDistrict Clerk Pearl G Staples H They were accepted for balanced budget in a balanced ''was man-lt.-ibulation and conlract will be'economy." Mrs. John Folger is chair-' Connally tohl thc delegation ho man of lhc program for the did not know who would he sc- League nf Women Voters, as vice presidential norni- i who will introduce panel mcm-ince, bers lo the audience. "I probably cton't know t )j[ null L MVIJW ITllJCJl ---more than yon he said. "I ask Slau: I overly Aiclispcnt two hours with the I'rcsi- JLf t A lefant at Iirn-iL-f-ict 4FTER RIOTING barred from one of the Alabama scats. Thiil didn't slop him and some others from bulling their way in. And he roared that he was going to stay until told lo gel oul. At thc opening prayer, he fell silent, remarking (hat "I'm Joing lo have to pray now." He ilaccd his hands on thc seat ihoad and bowed his head. Interest shifted elsewhere. For hour after hour thc Sue Gillcy enjoying the cool breezes during her vacation in Colorado Mr. and Mrs. Lcc A. l.cnz marking Iheir 4Sth wed- ding anniversary Duanc Fallysek, son of the Ernest F'altyscks, recovering at home aller a recent lonsileclomy Louis Swenson getting back into his office routine after a vaca- Waller and formerly of lion in Europe Ficlty McMahan, Victoria, now of Wichita, Kan., in town to visit friends including thc George Krclgs B. Fen- ncr not really hiding behind his dark glasses L. M. Bern- hard offering belated best anni- versary greetings to friends Mrs. Francis Obsla being missed by friends, since she is at home after a recent illness Mrs. Lucille Blclsleln busy keeping in touch with friends E. R. Farbcr philosophizing about rushes of business and the day of the week Mrs. J. N. Foreman glad to be home, but owning up to a wonderful n -J nnui iiy duel llUUm! President Nguyen Khanh said Ihey were in- [cred Tuesday lo revise the con- emergency conference with high! stitution which gives him die- Vietnamese officers (atorial powers. But threatened severe punishment for furtiier rioting. Khanh acled after working all through Monday night and ap- parently after consulting with U.S. officials. He announced vacation marking Mrs. Kilna Jones i birthday. Viet Nam Ruler Offei To Revise ConstitutionIr ordinance n lax rate per Tl'o's'andTa' wi" be economy.- MERCEDES, Tex. (AP) at breakfast yesterday and Jr__ _' Jb m ftas bcen awarded at a called meeting1 repeal thc Talt-Harllcy American GI Koriim remnLt, if he knows he certainly did not 'set for Friday noon "lAct section which perniil.s .slates livTs tell In olher actions the .enact right lo work lawslahoul 100 forum members impression Ihat he had riva a resolution asking thaliycl rnatle UP h's minfl." jdelcgalions, one a SAIGON South Viet Nam and Deputy Ambassador UJ massaor (AP) _ After a day of student Alexis Johnson left their rioting against his regime, dence shortly alter midnight.) the Austin Slreel-Highway 238 project as presented, and (Sec PORT, Page 7) WEATHER AIMS AT JAMAICA Khanh's announcement said u-iin special commiltee will revise'KV diiLn the national charter he n 5 galed nine days ago giving him i southeasterly al 8 to 18 dictatorial power. This was thc Expected T u e s d a y le rhrrf .r lures. w> )ow Tuesday would be permilted but "acts aimed at destroying security and sowing disorder will be sev- erely punished." Student mobs burned and loot- ed buildings in Saigon Monday in a snowballing demonstration that spread to three other cities in the worst outbreak of organ- ized anligovcrnment rioting since the summer disorders of 1963. But police ancl troops kept hands off. Long after midnight, U.S. Ambassador Maxwell D. Taylor was reliably reported conferring with Vietnamese officials. Hel Partly cloudy and wilh cloudy w chief target of the students wrath. He did not say what rcvi SANTO DOMINGO, Domini- can Republic (AP) Hurricane Cleo haltered thc southern tip of South Central Texas: Cbudy ould be on Uie commitlee. Wednesday widely scat- He said press censorship will tcrcd Ihundershowers mainly be entrusted to a special press council. In Monday's rioting, sludents sacked thc Government fnformalion Ministry in de- manding an end to censorship. The demonstration set for north. High Tuesday 91-100. Temperatures Monday: High 89, low 73. Tides (Port O'- Connor Lows al a.m. and p.m. and highs ami p.m. ana metis wf schedulcd as a at a.m. and p.m. Tucs- in nt i Buddhist one in memory of a martyred Buddhist school girl. Khanh said lhe venerable Thich Them Minn, Buddhtst leader, "will acl as represenla- live of Iho Buddhisls to appeal to followers lo keep the peace." The announcement presuma- (Sce RULEIt, Page 7) day. Precipitation .15-inch Tuesday. Year's total 22.63. Barometric pressure at s e a level: Sunset Tuesday. Sunrise Wednesday. This Information based on data from Uie U.S. Weather Bureau Victoria Office. Cleo Gives Beating to Haiti Haiti Monday night, at Ihe same spot .where thousands menacing first Uie Virgin Is- lands, Ihcn Puerto flico, lhe Dominican Republic and Haiti. killed by Flora last year. The bailie with Haiti's moun- tainous peninsula robbed Cleo ot some of her 140-mile-an-hour punch. But the Weather Bureau said Cleo would regain strength when she whirled back over thc open Caribbean toward Jamal Haili. were no reports damage was done Cleo passed the southern coast of llispaniola Island shared by thc Dominican Re- public and Haiti Monday morning, lashing with gale force winds, high tides and torrential night and emergency tions should be stapled immedi- ately against rteslrucllve winds, torrential rain, high 11' heavy battering surf." Jamaicans were warned to brace for destructive winds and heavy haltering surf. But Cleo was knocked a little off course and her next victim was uncertain. Since walloping Guadeloupe Saturday and leaving al least H dead, 100 injured and mil- lion damage, Cleo has churned across the upper Caribbean Sea, l- _. "ins. ftadio Sanlo Domingo rc- ported no injuries or major damage due to thc storm. At II a.m. Monday (he San Juan Weather Bureau said: Today's Chuckle A charge account is what a woman uses lo keep her husband from becoming loo Indcncndcnl, "Present Indications are that will pass over Jamaica tonight and Tuesday forenoon. early to tell whether Cleo will continue on lo the United Stales. Jamaica has a population of crops arc sugar, coffee and ban- anas, Its rum is famous the ['.world over. torrenti'al rain, high'lidcs and' Meanwhile in Texas, Ilurri- cane Cleo was watched, for its -ed wcsl'no.rlnwes' course could .ithrow il into Ihe western ill Mexico. However, storm 'j forecasters noted thai il was far I too early lo say whether lhc (storm would pose any threat lo was expected to continue her! wesl-norOiwest course for 12 lours. Jamaica is a British Island of KinBiston vest .1 INDEX about 100 miles south of Cuba'si'J11') south coast and aboul 525 miles Sfi'S soulh of Miami, Fla. The Weather Bureau says It is loo cml ......H Mar