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   Advocate (Newspaper) - September 3, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 119 TELEPHONE LBJ Orders FBI Probe Of Charges Baker Linked To WASHINGTON (AP) Pieti dent Johnson has asked Hie FBI to investigate a senator's charge that Philadelphia con- tractor Matthew If. McCloskey Jr. paid a kickback on the contract (or the B.C. Stadium. While House press secretary George E. Reedy, disclosing this Wednesday, said Johnson asked the FBI lo "look inlo the matter" to determine i! there had been any violation of fed- era! law. The President made his Be- quest Tuesday, Heedy said Through Baker This was shortly utter STI John ,1. Williams. It-Del., said in a Senate speech that of the kickback was channeled through Bobby Baker, resigned former secretary of (lie Sen- Democratic majority, into the men Kennedy-Johnson cam- paign flint'. The other SIO.OOO was alleged lo have gone lo Don B. Reyn- olds, a local insurance agenl, who handled Ihe performance bond for Ihe stadium contract. Asked if members of the Democratic National Committee might bo questioned. Heed" answered: "It's entirely up to the FIJI. I'm not expert on in- vestigative techniques." iS'ol Uncommon He. declined lo describe Jo'.ra- VICTORIA, TEXAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 19G4 Established 1816 28 Cents Health Care Proposal Clears Senate Hurdle HACK TO SCHOOL This was the scene all over Victoria Wednesday as students in 17 public schools returned to classs. In this picture, Mrs. Margaret Steelc, a first grade I Enrollment in the 17 schools in overpay' iremium. v Williams' en. -said consliliilcd menl of a bond "I have read statement in which, after quot- ing a letter to me from Mr. Reynolds dated Sepl. 14, 1060 stating 'enclosed is invoice as agreed'." The senator then went on lo say. 'On Ocl. 17, IOGO, Mr. McCloskcy, instead of sending a check for the amount of this invoice, forwarder! to Mr. Reynolds his check for reprcsontinc an over- payment of "Sen. Williams has tried lo make it appear that McCloskey Co. liad received an invoice for only and overpaid it. This simply is nol so. Mc- Closkey Co. was billed 205.60 by Don Reynolds Associ- Traditionally, the first day figure is lower than the peak which occurs later in thc year, usually in January or February. Last year, for example, were on hand for the opening day's classes, but the total membership swelled'eventual- on h ly lo peak of D.805. is significant, school officials pointed out, that this son's to Williams hit ?'1 all-time high of when classes opened Wednesday. 'TVnrtl I I r: 1 1 i I charge but commented, buch charges are not uncommon. 1 doubt that he was this is a campaign yer.r." McCloskcy, recently resigned ambassador to Ireland, is a for- mer finance chairman for Ihe Democratic National Commit- tee. In Philadelphia, his office issued this statement for him: "1 do not intend to try these political aspersions in the news- papers. At tin's time, however, I cannot refrain from point- ing out that Sen. Williams made available a nholostatic copy of a check of McCloskey Co. in the sum of which he Hurricane Roars Toward Islands Texas Ends Fiscal 4In Clover' Balance Besl la 15 Years AUSTIN' Slate of Texas has closed its books on fiscal with its largest gen- eral revenue fund balance in 15 years, Comptroller Hobert S. Calvert said Wednesday. Calvert held a news confer- ence to announce that the fund, which stayed in Ihe red consist- ently in the late 1030s and the first part of the 1960s, totaled million on Aug. 31. The stale's financial situation looks betler than it has for a long the comptroller said. He declined to give re- quested predictions of how Ihe ledger will look at the end of the present fiscal year. Highest In '18 "I don't know whether we'll Ihe Victoria Independent School "'o whole year without going in the cautioned {ennelh Kimbro, Calverl's chief deputy, adding that any deficit .his fiscal year "will be of short duration." Total stale government reve- nue totaled while 'overnment expenditures were teacher at William Offer School, wel- comes newcomers Mierakl Alkek. Gaylynn Wall, Tammy Sclnvcke and William Tagliabuc, All arc first graders. (Advocate Photo) Enrollment Record Set in City Schools year's opening day MIAMI, Fia. (AP) Uora-pass close enough lo the north- whipped herself into a large and ;em Leeward Islands Thursday finnanrniic. nnrvmrino 1 dangerous hurricane hurricane watch was set up for Ihe Virgin Is- lands, Puerto Rico and Ihe Lee- ward Islands. Forecasters said GO m.p.h. Only a slight change of direc- tion could subject all of the Car- ibbean islands under hurricane watch lo Dora's full fury. Parish Will iXOil ItS Ow >V llll O Growing stronger with every stroke across Ihe warm waters of Ihe tropical Atlantic about 550 jiniles east of San Juan, near {latitude 17.7 north, longitude J57.8 west, Dora thrashed a 120- I mile-wide area with winds of {hurricane strength. Gales howled 180 miles lo the Trading stamps arc here to north and 80 miles to the south, stay. It's got lo the point where j The Weather Bureau said Dora you can gel anything with them, [would continue to increase in even a school bus. intensity. That's what the congregation Cteo, Dora's destructive ales, Inc. which stated that 9' Sorrows Catholic predecessor, regenerated inlo covered (he performance completion bonds and general liability. A copy of thai invoice here. McCloskey Co. paid is doing. "We have asked each says the Rev. Vincent "to bring in at least two books "I was glad lo learn just now thai the matter has been re- ferred lo Ihe Justice Depart- jluirricanc and was pushing east- northeast at lli m.p.h. about 275 miles north-northwest of Ber- muda. and high tides lwcre predicted for the northern Ihe value of a book a !Lmvarcl Jslands as Dora's cen- wo'rlh "S !tcr whipped by Thursday about the exact amount "of this bill- "f stamps. We have about Hcav no more and no less. families in (lie and fig- wcre membership is higher than last year's peak figure. They at- tributed the record high (o the natural growth of the school district, plus a transfer of ap- proximately 180 students from the city's two Catholic high schools, SI. Joseph and Naza- reth Academy. The projected peak member- ship for this year is or an increase of 780 over last year's maximum. Because of bookkeeping pur- poses, school officials use two terms, enrollment and member- ship, lo keep track of (he sin- dents. Since enrollment de- scribes the process of a sludenl registering al a school, and since many students will trans- fer lo another school before the year is over, the enrollment to- tals of the 17 schools is always higher than the number of actual studenls. School officials use thc term membership for the number of aclual students. On the opening day, however, both figures are the same, since no students have transferred. The opening day went smooth- ly at Victoria High School, where the doors opened to students, another new record. Last year, before the ninth grade was added to the high school level, the school had a membership of about Opposition To Be Stiff In House Johnson Hails 19-11 Victory WASHINGTON (API The .Senate gave President Johnson a dramatic legislative victory Wednesday when it added i health care for the ngod to a House bill expanding Social Se- icuritv cash benefits. The vote was 49-14 in a sus- penseful roll call. I Administration forces in the Senate hail fought long and hard for the health care plan, high on Johnson's list of legislative musts." His Republican oppo- nent for Ihe presidency, Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona, .interrupted bis campaign plan- ting in California (o fly back The figures elude other funds. The highest end-of-year bal- ance in recent years was the million in 1949. The 19-18 fiscal year ended with million in the general revenue fund. Last year ended with million in the fund. Based Raised Bright spots on the revenue side of the 19S4 balance sheet were unexpected collections from !he general sales lax and the automobile sales lax, Cal- vert said. The bases of both DUD OK DANGEROUS Civil Defense Director George Filley, top, joins a couple of Army Reserve ordnance men, P. M. Ozuna, left, and Charles Miller, center, in examination of an ancient bomb, or naval mine, found on a vacant lot on North Goldmen Street Wednesday. (Advocate Photo) WHAT'S THIS? Local Experts Not Quite Sure Local firemen, police and Civil] anti submarine mine. C Defense authorities had a bombjthinks it is a "prc-Workl War; Anderson, used since ils adop- a mine, or a weapon, probably naval, and lion, to Gore-Anderson, Anderson plan, had passed cith- er branch of Congress. 11 was the Senate vote on the question ill four years. j The health care faces powerful opposition in the House land it is questionable whether it can be enacted into law this I year. But Johnson described the Senate vote as "a victory not only for older Americans but for all Americans." Inducted Plan After a three-hour debate the Senate adopted by voice vote a i second amendment that includ- ed financing of the health plan, up the administra- i lion's health care package. i The senators also agreed to Cory i change the name from King- is quite sure yet just what it is [rendered inert by weather." million more than the previous year. Kimbro attributed tlie crease in general sales tax rev- enue equally (o the removal last year of the exemption for cloth- ing costing less than StO, and to economic growth. The aulo sales tax was changed from 1.5 -has an interesting ta. part known, more unknow R. J. Grccson, who lives at; day history; "it has lain around for a longLjhe, wn. UmCl blll this just might be thin? would go the emersp o aou The high schools membership per cent of sales price less fed-jotf. He called it eral tax to 2 per cent of sales weight." price, less trade-in. Kurlher Increases Calvert predicted further in- creases in sales lax revenue, r existing rales and home. Thc other i! 1705 N. Goldman, says he firstisaid Filley; so he asked rou discovered the round object1 recruiter Chief Bernard John- about 10 years ago and thought son to call for a bomb disposal is an old-time anchor usedjCrew from Corpus Christi. to keep horses from wondering) A police guard was posted' on the second Wednesday was ic. The test for the ion came on the ini- 1 vole. hmnh The administration victory bomb disposal came a ch.mi. "11 call (See. SCHOOLS, Pagr 101 Today's Clsudvlt to reopening vcstigalion of Baker's outside, i Promised to redeem the hooks, business activities while he was'for cash, at no profit to them-: Parents who are afraid lo put their foot down usual- ly have children WILD step on (heir lues. Cigarette and tobacco (ax re- ceipts rose slightly, to mil- lion, despite the scare brought on by a report to the U.S. sur- geon general in January linking cigarette smoking lo lung can- "liorsel Wednesday evening to await the larrival of the Nevy crew from At thc ,thc I f He told officials that children Corpus Christi. na t in Ihe neighborhood have The object, deeply pilled from ,s thl.s with the object, rolling and exposure to "r the vote stood at 49-41, around the vacant lot next to was originally spherical, abouti (eln ltto gators ay 10-inches in diameter with he found it in his garden plot of percussion fuse thn1 vmuu no wiuicirew 10 aion I (See KUNIJS, I'age 10) Ihe Democrats' sccre'.firy George Dick in Citizen's morial Hospital and anxious selves. Father Vincent said. already have about 15 !or 20 books." he said, "al- though we jusl announced the campaign last Sunday. We hope [to lie finished by next Decem- ber or January. "We also want lo point oul that U's not necessary for aj lo bring in a full Legendary Sergeant York Loses Battle With Death the vacant lot, and tossed it; (Sec KXI'EIITS, Page 10) casually against Ihe back There James Chilcoat dis- covered it, thought it might be'_ a bomb, and called Fire Chief Casey Jones and INDEX cer. Calvert said the receipts, Marshal George A. Sirmon .however, were lower than nor- sponded. They (hoiighl il mighljCu'niio NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) SgL Alvin C. Yorfc, (he relnctnnt gel home the .1. .1. llnin- m tick homo scllling down a bit after lots of excitement Tucs- IORSC paste ourselves." mountain boy whose War f exploits made him a legend in his own time, died .stamps they have, (hem in Ihc books day when three birthdays were and Marilyn and Carolyn Mrs.! J. Wilson in Methodist pitiil, Houston for medical tests Mike giving his I mother an opening day of school scare, gelling back in their family automobile, while getting an older sis.Jcr lo 0'2-pnssengor school bus i'at-o lit) class, nnd his mother thinking him lost for a good 15 minutes K, McCoy Jr. admitting Ihnt their household is even husier than usual Olio Srlmciiemaim gelling his lawn mower in order for an nround- home chore Henry Malchetl proud of his coaslal Bermuda (latch, and shopping for neces- sary equipment lo maintain il 'Die George. Slicllctiherg- ors of Denver, Colo., here lo visit Ihc Allicrl Sajjcrji, since the men were in the Marines Victoria nnd the area around Vlneenl Unl'. wondering itlionl Iho "wisdom" in having wisdom Icelh Manuel Hey- es ,lr.. buck from and lo bo slntioncd nl Kelly AFB. Veterans IIos- IVcdncsdny pilal. The spectre of dealli hung over the Medal said a son, the Rev. George Edward York. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at a funeral home in Jamestown, Teini., near thelat p.m. I Bruin Nips Lupe Zapala, at, of H10 E.i Murray St., was treated nl Citi- 7.cns Memorial Hospital Wednes- day morning after being bitlcn on the middle finger of his right hand by a bear at Victoria Children's Zap.ila, an employe of the suffered Ihc wound when his hand accidcntly slipped through the mesh wire cage con- taining Ihe bear. lake him on back to James-jhonor stood by as the body of thc old soldier was taken from the hospital to a waiting ambu- be a bomb, too. They Civil Defense Director Gcorgci Filley, himself an ordnance of-L, T 0 ficer who trained at the Army's! I L HONORS Aberdeen, Md., Proving Filley decided it was definitely] a weapon of some type, but he wanted olher opinions. He called! in Charles Miller, a first scr-. gcant in the local Army Re-i serve and a former bomb dis-l posal crewman, P. M. (Paco) jators who approved. _______! The final lineup was -H Demo- jcrats and 5 Republicans for the [amendment and 28 Republicans _______'and !C Democrats opposed. Goldwater took no part in the two hours of Senate debate thc vote except to announce he'd vote against the (Sec Page 10) McCombs Accorded Service Recognition Ozuna, an Army Reserve geant and also an ordnance1 ,u TJ lance. The ambulance arrived iioP- at the Jamestown funeral bom York farm home at Pall Mall, had Tcnn., in Ihe Cumberland Moun- of Honor winner for Iwo years. He (might his way back from serious illness leu times during thai period. Deatli came at lOHO a.m., the result of "general debility" in thc words of a. tcr.se hospital an- nouncement. At his side i hours was the wife, Oracle, the childhood swecllicnrl who had greeted him when he returned home a hero from the bnttle- fioltls of France, and his seven children. cuiiscionetioiis ohjcclor, tains. Burial will be in Wolf Creek Cemclary. Pall Mall and Jamestown are about MO miles east of ville in the Cumberland Moun- tains. i former Air Force bomb d expert, and J. M. (Shorty) Loyd, also a former AF bomb Tliey all agree it was sort of military explosive, D. B. McCombs, Victoria .County Agricultural Agent since lij was one of six Texans named Wednesday to receive the National County Agrieul- itural Agent's Association's high jest honor (he Distinguished 1 jui vi McCombs was nominated An American'Legion guard of1 An American Legion guard of aml the honor bv the Texas stood by as the body W.lliA 1 I1E11 !the old soldier was taken frpmj_ _ _ _ jfrom the national organization ilanec. _ Clear to partly cloudy Ihrougb j Mrs. ie hospital to a wailing ninbii- York accompanied the Thursday night. Winds to Jamestown just as she during Ins closing south lo southeast nt 5 lo ISjhad gone with him on his many m.p.h. Expeclcd Thursday lent-1 Irips lo hospitals in the last peratures: High 96, low 74. dozen year. Sonlh Centrnl Texas: Partly last hospitalizalion cloudy and warm Thursday and! came Saturday and his final Friday with isolated afternoon jdays were spent in a coma. He City Patrolman James Bone, i York finally resigned himself lo who Ic.'rk Zapala lo the hospi- tal in a patrol car, said Xnpala, Manager Solon N'eely and nnolher zoo employe, Felix de logethcr, and Inking lours oCln of W. Nuc-ces SI. were moving thc animals from one lo nnollu'r when ZH- pntn full. Six slllches were required lo camp eloso Ihe one-inch cul and 7.n pala was Inler from (lie liospllnl. Iho war, and on Ocl. 8, killed 25 IOIR, Gcr- ninns nnd captured 132 more. That font pul his namo along- side Davy Crockett and Sum, Houston us idols of Gnv. Frank G.! Cleinent In have the body lie in nnd a nation. An offer by In fa nl Victoria HEAR Foundation, 105 N. Vine St., will hold its second infant screening for hearing deficiencies at ihc chap- ter office Friday from unlil 11 a.m. i........-.............-........... The program was instituted Ihc coast. High Thursday which slowly spread last month to give V i c t o r i a Temperatures his bloodstream. A mcd-lcounty residents nn opporluni- tbmulershowers east nnd nenrjMiffprcd nente urinary tract llifilt !X1, low 7-1. was announced by Todd W. Ber- Van Xandt County and chairman of thc Texas! Awards Committee. Elmo V. Cook of Austin, Travis County agent, is president of the na- tional group. The awards are annually to a select presented roup of the Tides Connor (Porl Lavacti-Pm'l I.oivs at :ical instrument which to have infant children tcst-'rural li i't O'-jhis blood pressure kcpl Yorkjcd nl Ihc earliest possible time of Ihe nlivc nl lire hist, nccorditig (o.for hearing defects so that cor-, light of tig (o.'for healing a.m. and p.m. Highs at I doctors who mnrvcled lhat Ihe rcctivo action can be taken. p.m. Tlnirsd.iy ami -l.'O.ljoId soldier's Iwllle lasted Ihe If nn mfatit is found lo have Ocl. 4-8. a.m. Friday. four days. defective hearing the HRAR Ilaromclric pressure nl sen Miilliplo di'si-ases, liieliiding a Fonndalion can provide Ixvir- stale nl Ihc Stale Cnjiltol rise Friday declined wllh Iliunks by the fa- mily. "Wo Ihlnk it's hcsl just lo stroke which lefl York parlinlly Sunset Thursday: nnd bedridden finally Tlxl.s Inroininnun h.isetl on rtntn Iroin Ihe U.S. Wr.ilhn- ntiieail Vlilorln Olllce. [took Iheir loll, doctors said, lii more recent hospitalizations he (Sen YOHK, Vagn 10) ing aids (ree, along with (rain- ing so that (ho child can de- velop speech normally. There is no eliargo for the screening service, nation's county agents who have, over a period of 10 years or more, made outstanding con- hqibiitions to agriculture and living. The presentation awards will be a high- light of Ihc national meeting toi bo held in N'ew Orleans, La., McCOiMHS McCombs was cited "for out- banizcd economy and for sii- standing leadership in develop- pel-vising agricultural (lemon- ing through thc County Pro- slration programs which result gram Building Commiltee, grunts which have resulU a smooth transition from a rural j ito a highly industrial ami in1-! pro-.cd in increased crop yields and ,ed in more income for (arm families." During the Hi years of em- (Sec McCOMHS, I'aga 1ft)   

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