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Advocate (Newspaper) - September 4, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 120 TELEPHONE HJ 5-1451 VICTORIA, TEXAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1964 Established 184! MYSTERY A Cannon Ball in The Back Yard By TOM E. FITE Advocate Staff Writer The mystery object in R. J. Grecson's yard Thursday was identified by ordnance experts of the 546th Ord- nance Detachment, Fort Sam Houston. It is a cannon ball, highly dangerous, of Civil War vin- tage. "A little jar could set it said Specialist-6 Arthur J. Woods of Fort Sam as he packed it delicately in a box filled with shredded news- papers. "You never know about these things." Told that children in the neighborhood had played with the shell, and that someone once beat on it with a hammer, Woods said: "That's the way it is. Then someone might come along and trip over it and set it off. You won't get me to beat on it." He said the disposal crew at Fort Sam Houston will use an outside charge to ex- plode the shell, which he' said is filled with black pow- der and originally had a steel casing about one and one-half inches thick. It would be "lethal up to about 10 explaining that "the heavy casing would break up in larger pieces than a thin casing and travel farther." Woods and Specialisl-4 E, G. Ortiz drove down from Fort Sam Houston Thurs- day morning to pick up the shell, re-dis- Wednesday on a vacant lot next to Greeson's home at 1705 N. Goldman St, by James Chilcoat. Mrs, Greeson also came up with the history of the shell Thursday. A family named Renfro, who lived in a nearby garage apartment and worked for Du Pont about 10 years ago, "gave it to my son." "They brought it with them from West Virginia and said it had been in the family for (our Mrs, Greeson said. "That's what we call liv- ing on borrowed Woods replied, taking time out lo give a brief lecture on the dangers of keeping old ordnance pieces around Ihe house. "Most of the things we have in our bombs came out of the bomb disposal specialist said. "They may get kicked around for years with nothing happening, and then at just the right mo- ment the slightest jar can set them off." He said the shell picked up here had a mechanical fuse designed to be detonated by the jar of [he shell landing, and was first developed and used during the Civil War. Toward the end of the Civil War, he recalled, the first "elongated cannon shells" were produced. Dangerous as the situation might have been, Jack, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gree- son, still found the shell a valuable gift. "Now I have my current events topic for next he told his parents. George Filley, local Civil Defense director, also took advantage of the situation lo arrange for a course to be taught to local firemen, po- licemen and CD people on bomb and shell recognition. Woods said his group is anx- ious to teach such courses in as many cities as possible. "The local people won't be trained to dispose of these (See OBJECT, Page 5) Goldwater Promises Khr To Visit Draft Abolishment PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) ing, "Even a jail sentence is no Sen. Barry Goldwater launched his Republican presidential campaign Thursday with gibes at President Johnson and a promise to abolish the draft while keeping the peace. A crowd that packed Ihe tree- shaded Yavapai County court- house plana cheered his '15- minute speech again and again. Goldwater laced it with slaps at (he President, at the Demo- cratic vice-presidential nomi- nee, Hubert H. Humphrey and U.iV. Ambassador Adlai E. Stevenson. Goldwatcr keynoted his bid for Hie White House from the same platform on which he launched his and 1058 cam- paigns for the Senale courthouse steps in his family's Arizona home-town. He vowed as president lo slop the "cancerous growth of the federal government" and strive for "a thriving and compassion- ate economy." He accused the President of using the draft for "social and political aims." And he chal- lenged Johnson to go to work "lo restore proper respecl for law and order in (his land and not just prior to election day." Goldiviiicr shared the kickoff platform with the GOP vice- presidential nominee, William E. Miller, GOP N-alional Chair- man Dean Burch and Arizona party lenders. longer a dishonor but a proud achievement in the struggle for civil and human rights." "should know better. Goldwaler, needling Johnson, said' he never heard of an Arizo- na governor using the Nalional Guard lo serve food at a bar- becue. "Republicans will end the draft altogether, and as soon as possible. That I promise Goldwaler said. "Republicans understand that the military forces need trained volunteers who make the mili- tary service a career. Republi- cans understand that the pur- pose of Ihe military forces is not social or political it is lo help keep the peace of Die world." "To use military services for political and social schemes as this administration does is to drift closer to war on an eb- bing tide of military Gotdwalur said. Goldwater did not give a de- tailed account of thai charge. Press secretary Paul F. Wagner said Goldwater was talking about administration programs for retraining of men rejected in pre-induction draft examina- tions. Fishing Festival Opens in Calhoun PORT LAVACA Hundreds of fishermen will participate in the seventh annual Calhoun County Fishing Festival over Labor Day Weekend and com- pete for over in prizes to be awarded. The contest officially opens Saturday at a.m. and clos- es Monday noon. The first day's fishing will end Saturday noon, the second day Sunday noon, and the final day Monday noon. Eighteen prizes in six calago- ries will be awarded daily at the turnout at to will be aw That fell far short of the crowd Monday at 4 p.m., when a Prescott authorities had expect- ed in advance. Goldwalcr accused Stevenson of encouraging "even more abuse of Ihe law" in a speech at Colby College earlier this year. He quoted Stevenson as Sheriff estimated J3 p.m. at the Viking Mall. Six _. iwarded an ad- ditional in attendance priz- es will be awarded. The annual fireworks display helct by the Port Lavaca Volun- tary Fire Deparlmenl will be staged Monday evening at Uie new Lavaca Bay fishing pier. Prizes for the first day's fish- ing will be awarded. Saturday nt 3 p.m., and will be followed by the festival parade, led by the fishing festival queen, to be chosen from a field of 13 con- testants Friday al 8 p.m. in Ihe queen's contest (o be held at Ihe high school auditorium. An added note to this year's pa- rade will be the dozens of trail riders who have accepled the invitation from the Palacios Trail Ride Association to ride from Victoria lo Palacios this weekend to celebrate the La- bor Day re-opening of the old Palacios Pavilion destroyed by Hurricane Carln. Festival headquarters and the headquarter weigh station this year will be located at the Lavaca Bay Fishing Pier, be- lieved lo be the longest of its type in the world. Dedicated Order lo Help Dystrophy Drive Members of the Victoria DC Molay Chapter will man a buck- et brigade Saturday to help raise funds for Ihe muscular dyslrophy fund campaign non under way. The DC Molays will work at the intersections of Hio Grande nnd Laurent and Rio Grande and Main, it was announced. The fund-raising drive by the Gulf Const Chapter of the Mus- cular Dystrophy Association of America will be climaxed with n house-to-house march on Iho night of Sept. 15. Jolm Ilalcpaska, geologist and son of Sir. and Mrs. J. 0. ilalcpaskn, working on bis mas- ters in hydrology at New Mexi- co Tech under a fellow- ship granl, and the Halcpaskns having two others off for college this week, Susan at Incarnate Word and Joe at St. Mary's the T. A. Moores and the J. A. SMtlers of DaCosla back from a vacation in Colorado. iN'eu1 Mex- ico and Arizona and roporling lhat .1. A. Snillcr marked his SOth birthday at Grand Canyon Sam Dement of Edna mak- ing a brief visit in town E. C. on vacation but not finding Ihe fish tilling the F. C. P.-irl.ans back from Dem- Ing, N. M., and hoping for nn- other enjoyable trip there again Pauline Molnl in town for a pra-nuptinl shopping trip Mrs. T. A. Tngllnbiic out early on errands 0. C. Weilemeirr having help from friends and family lo celebrate his birth- day is. s. Jones wondering why it takes such drastic wealh- changes lo produce rain Mrs. Nnncy McCrncken admit- ting Hint she counts doughnuts inslciiil of the proverbial sheep hi her dreams Sclh Ken- nedy resting comfortably after a heart ntlnck al Citizen's Hos- pital, but not able to have visi- tors yet Wendell Perry having bonrt surgery nl ton, with friends nhlc Id donate bMfld for him nl Citizens Memo- rial Hospllal Our I.ndy of Sorrows Allar Socicly plnmilng sale of homc-mndo cnkes be- ginning nt I) a.m. .Saturday al the Arenda in Village. Shopping Center, lo rnlse (umls for Hie proposed Building. June 13, with state, county and city officials participating, it will be the focal point of (lie festival activities. It is open to the public and free. Built from (he old causeway, which was destroyed by Hurri- cane Carla, its construction was financed by state funds. Al the aay end of the pier, a 120-foot ramp leads down to Chicken Reef, considered one of the best trout and red fish spots in La- vaca Bay. The pier's growing popularity indicates it may be- come one of the most popular spots on the Texas Gulf Coast. The fishing festival rules arc simple. Purchase a SI.50 ticket before the tournament opens. All entries must be caught in Calhoun County waters and judged on the day caught. No gutted fish will be accepled and all fish and crabs must be (ak- cept flounder. All fish and crabs showing evidences of having been marred, bruised, gigged or gaffed will be disqualified, ex- cept flounder, which may be gigged. Fish will be weighed. Crabs will be measured. De- cision of judges will be final. Winners will be posted daily al [eslivnl headquarters. Six of- (Sec FESTIVAL, Page 5) AM A President Dies JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) Dr. Norman A. Welch, 62, president of tho American Medical Asso- ciation, died Thursday nlghl inmost 24 hours after suffering n massive cerebral hemor- rhage. Today's Chuckle The best place to find out what shape the country is in is al the beach. Germany BONN, Germany (AP) So- viet Premier Khrushchev has decided to make an unprece- dented visit to Bonn for a meet- ing with West German Chancel- lor Ludwig Erhard, the govern- ment said Thursday. No dates have been set for the visit but it is expected to take place after the U.S. presidential election. Officials said that Khrush- Malaysian War Scare Increases Common wealth Promises Aid KUAL ALUMPUR, Malaysia braced Thurs- day for n possible shooting war wiUi Indonesia, declared a slate 3( emergency, and won prom- ises of help from its Common- wealth partners. Prime Minister Abdul Rah- man announced (ho stale of emergency al a special news conference and on nationwide -adio and television broadcasts. He said there were indications of Indonesian preparations to mount a big offensive against this federation. Cites Air Drop Rahman cited an airdrop of Indonesian paratroops in Johore State Wednesday. Four of the parachutists have been kilted and five captured in clashes with Malaysian troops, the gov- ernment says. Rahman also noted that Pres- ident Sukarno of Indonesia has canceled all military leaves. "As a result of the landing by air and the threat of further Rahman said, his government has appealed to the U.N. Security Council for a meeting to consider Indonesia's "act of aggression." A Malay- sian delegation will leave for the United Nations in New York this weekend. To Take Action Rahman warned (hat if the appeal, to the United Nations produced no satisfactory results "we reserve Die right to take all action necessary lo prevent fur- ther aggression." He did not problems, including Berlin and the division of Germany. These are the sorest poinl-s between the two World War 11 enemies. The West German Foreign Ministry warned: "Nobody ex- pects a basic change in Ger- man-Soviet relations from the visit." Its statement said West Ger- many can show a gain by con- vinciilg Khrushchev that the people here desire peace but are determined to bring about Ger- man reunification. The basic aim of Bonn policy is to got hack East Germany, now a separate Commimisl state, and re-establish the na- tional capital in Berlin. The So- viet Union has steadfastly re- fused to allow any change. Bonn -also Is deeply interested in increasing trade with the Communist bloc and gaining back some of its old influence in Eastern Europe. Erhard's government prom- ised that the United Slates and other Western allies will be ktpt informed on its dealings with Khrushchev. After World War I, Germany made a separate agreement with the Soviet Un- ion at Rapallo. Fears linger that something like this might hap- pen again. President Johnson said earlier this year he had nothing against an Erhard-Khrushchev meeting. There has been only one pre- vious confrontation between the heads of government of West Germany and the Soviet Union. That was in 1955, when Chancel- lor Konrsd Adenauer went to Moscow. He negotiated the re- turn of German prisoners of war and establishment of diplo- matic relations between the two nations. An informal Erhard invitation was extended through Khrush- chev's son-in-law, Ale.vei Adzhu- bei, when he was in Bonn last July. Soviet Ambassador Andrei Smirnov gave notice Wednesday of acceptance and the chancel- lor's office made the announce- ment Thursday. chev and Erhard are going to elaborate, but there was specu- discuss all outstanding political lation Malaysia may have in mind possible retaliatory at- tacks against Indonesian bases. The war scare sweeping this young federation was scoffed at in Jakarta, the Indonesian capi- tal. A Foreign Ministry spokes- man there said the report of the airdrop was a fake. lie declared leaves were canceled because "all these fantastic charges may be used as a pretext to harm Indonesia." As for Malaysia's charge of a paratrooper drop, the spokes- man said an Indonesian trans- port plane strayed off course over Singpaore en route to Cam- bodia. He said it carried only Cambodian and North Vietnam- ese civilians. Round Up Troops Despite the Jakarta denial, the Malaysian Defense Ministry said Indonesian paratroopers still were being rounded up in the area of Labis, 105 miles southwest of Kuala Lumpur. One member of the Malaysian security forces was killed in the fighting, the ministry reported. A government spokesman said the invaders were Indonesian paratroopers wearing regular uniforms. Malaysia's British Common- wealth allies rallied to Rahman, apparently impressed by the fact that the airdrop followed a seaborne landing at Pontian on the southeast coast by about 100 Indonesians Aug. 17. These are still being mopped up. ON JWILDING PLAN Cuero School Board Names Fiscal Agent By BEN PRAUSE Advocate Staff Writer Cuero school, board employed Dittmar and Co., Inc., as fiscal agent for a proposed building program Thursday nighl. The board also look under consideration a citizens com- mittee report (hat includes a recommendation for construc- tion and renovation of facilities totaling an estimated Jim Farr, committee chair- man, presented the report. Farr said the committee hopes its recommendations nre not sub- stantially changed. Willlnm A. Jeffcrs of San An- tonio and W. L, Ferguson Jr. of Cuero, representatives of Dltt- mnr nnd Co., appeared to ex- plain Ihe process of calling n bond olccllon. Bolh recommend- ed Issuance of bonds under Senate Bill 116, which would have (o be approved by (he voters in the bond election. Jeffers said advantages of Senate Bill lie include a more modern approach to issuance of bonds and bonds that are more acceptable lo a larger number of investors. This in turn, Jeffcrs explain- ed, results in bonds being sold at a lower interest cost, saving taxpayers money during the life of Ihe bond Issue. Jeffcrs said approximately 90 per cent or more of the munici- pal subdivisions in Ihe Uniled States issue bonds under pro- visions similar lo those found In Senate Bill 116. Tho architectiirnl firm Barnes, Landes, Goodmnn and Health Plan Sent to House WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate passed and sent back to the House on Thursday a bill expanding Social Security cash benefits but including the politi- cally charged health rare for the aged plan. The roll-call vole was 60-28. Voting for Ihe bill were 48 Dem ocrats and 12 Republicans, j Against it were 10 Democrats and 18 Republicans. Sen. Barry Goldwater, the GOP presidential candidate who flew here lo vote against the health care amendment ap- proved Wednesday by tho Sen- ate, had left for his home state and was among five senators unrecorded in the final passage. The bill now faces a real bat- tle in Ihe House, which had passed it after fighting off all efforts lo lie in any health care phm. Backers of the bill are urging President Johnson to do every- thing in his power lo get Ihe House lo go along with at lenst parts of Die health plan. It is questionable whether Ihe meas- ure will be enaclcd into law Ihis Youngblood s h o w c tl camera announced. slides on new buildings and Im- provements recommended by the citizens committee. Extras To Aid Garbage Pickup City sanitation crews will be working Monday, wilh three ox- of tra trucks In service for the holiday run, Supt. Felix Loyn Victorians were reminded thai garbage should be placed for pickup by 7 a.m. 16 Cents Nazi Breaks Up Student Travel Committee Quiz MISGUIDED Mystery Mail For Von Braun? Is u world-famous scien- tist coming ,to Victoria? Not ns far anybody could tell Thursday, but Postmaster Paul Hcrlhelol noted that if (tic address is wrong, a lot of people seem to have picked it up nt the sumc time. For tlic past several days, mail aildresstMt to "Werner tiratin, General Delivery, Victoria, has been coining in. licrthclot said that the mail has not been rc-addrcsscd. Ami tlie mail, which in- cludes processed film, lias heen coining in not only from various points in the United Slates, but also from such places as London and Israel. licrthelot indicated Thurs- day night that he wasn't pre- pared to say that the mail belongs to Wcrnlicr Von Braun, the former chfef of (lie Army's guided missile development division at Red- stone Arsenal, [lunfsvitle, Ala. lint he wasn't prepared lo say that the mail didn't belong to him, either. Von Braun got most of the credit for the launching of the first U.S. satellite Jan. 31, 1858. Decision Pending In Water Hearing KERRVILLE, Tex. (AP) A hearing on a tempo rary injunction against Kerr County residents vising iiiiadalupc River water for irrigation purposes ended Thursday, and Dist. Judge Marvin Blackburn of Junc- tion announced lie would take the matter visemont and announce a decision later. A temporary restraining dcr issued by the judge is dis- solved because of the time cle- ment. The injunction hearing affects approximately 40 Kerr County residents. Oren Rucker, an engineer for :he Texas Water Commission, under ad- [old the court Thursday that the 'low of the Giiadalupe nt the Comfort measuring station on he Highway 87 bridge reached SO cubic feet per second on Aug. 31 and lhat there was no meas- irable flow late in July at the ime the temporary restraining order was issued. The state is seeking the tem- porary injunction and hopes lat- er to get a permanent injunc- King, a Kerr County water well expert, testified that Ihe water table of wells he serv- ices has dropped an average of 30 feet since 1950. He also told Ihe court that springs on his place at the headwaters of the Guadalupe showed signs of weakening in June and dropped to about two-thirds normal flow. Since that time, however, the flow has remained constant at (Sec 5IEARING, Page 5) Youth Hurt As Car Spins, Rolls Over A 19-year-old Victoria youth was being held for observation at Citizens Memorial Hospital Thursday nighl following a spec- tacular one-car accident on Cuero Highway in which a com- panion escaped without injury. Injured was Bobby Caddess of 603 N. George St., who was a passenger in a car driven by Bobby Gene McKey, 21, of Gen- eral Delivery, Victoria. He was not believed seriously hurt. Caddess was thrown from the 1962 model sedan when it over- turned an undetermined num- ber of times after spinning out of control. The auto finally land- ed upright across a wire fence. Highway Patrolman Buddy Means said McKey was travel- ing townrd Victoria at a point two miles from the city limits when (he accident happened shortly after 9 p.m Caddess was taken lo the hos- pital in a Duckctt ambulance. Information Sought on Cuban Trip Croup Leader Takes 'Fifth' WASHINGTON (AP) The niiel of a House committee icaring on student travel to Cuba was shattered Thursday vhen a man wearing the arm- land of the American Nazi par- y leaped onto the witness table. The man started swinging at Norton B. Slater, 21, of New York, one of the students who was starling to testify. It jrought an outburst of shouting 'rom the man on the table and by -Slater's fellow students in he room. Police and U.S. marshal quickly knocked the man to the "loor and hustled him out of the House Office Building. Until then the hearing by the House Committee on Un-Ameri- can Activities had been quiet, in sharp contrast to uproarious searings of a year ago when the first student group to go to Cuba was quizzed. Man Identified Police identified the man as Lou L. Dunaway, 28. of Arlinc- (on, Va. A second person who appar- ently had gone to Slater's de- fense also was removed from the room. The bearded individ- ual was identified by friends as Gino Fokeman. Rep. Richard H. Ichord, D- Mo., who was presiding, ad- journed the hearing immediate- ly after the disturbance. The committee spent most of (he day questioning Yvonne Bond. 24, of Oakland, Calif., about who had enlisted her help in organizing a visit by a group of students to Cuba without State Department approval. Not A 'Rat' She (old the committee: "I do PATROL INTENSIFIED Safety Pleas Issued For Coming Holiday Local and area law enforee- explained that no extra men will mcnl officers Thursday were be assigned for the holiday peri- p r ep a r i n g for extensive However, he added lhat the for Ihe Labor Day1, regularity assigned policemen will be on the alert lo catch all violators of traffic laws. "Operation Motorcide" will open at a.m. Saturday and ivill last until p.m. Monday. the predicted carnage on streets and highways. Upmost of the safely meas- ures planned is "Operation Mo- during which regular- not want to be a rat or fink on any of my friends. I consider this very important." Ichord told her that "the fact that you don't want to be a rat or a fink is not sufficient grounds" to refuse to answer a question. Three members of George Lincoln Rockwell's American Nazi party had been sitting in the back of the committee room all day listening to the testimo- ny. Rep. Donald C. Bruce, R-Ind., a committee member, said that "Ihe security guards had spot- ted the three in addi- tion to the one who created the disturbance, and had them un- der tight surveillance in the back of the room. Couldn't Move "They couldn't have moved two Bruce said. "But this one had a coat on over his arm and, and he took off his coat as he ran up." Bruce said the attacker is "open lo a very serious charge of assault on government prop- erty of a government witness, and that is much worse than ordinary assault. I for one hope the law takes its full course." said that last year the nled group had started the violence and this year this groun had been issued an order for no violence, and (See PuOIiE. Page S) ly assigned state highway pa-l Matthews said that during trolmen will be joined by pa- (njs (jme, License and Weight trolmen from other state di- _ visions in patrolling Ihe busy highways. "We'll have extra signed and all will be work- ing extra said Highway Patrol Sgt. G. J. (Jay) Mat- thews Jr., who heads the High way Patrol's five county Vic loria area operations. "H has been estimated that 36 persons will die across (he state, during the 72-hour period and I'm hoping that none of the 36 will be in our Mat- thews added. Matthews' plea to motorists Tor a safe weekend was joined by Police LI. Robert Gisler who INDEX ......4 U-IIIJ Spoilt ..i.... It TrlfVklni i I WEATHER Patrolmen Jack Robertson and Billy Mitchell and Motor Vchi- Partly cloudy with little tem- cle Inspection Patrolman Hal Lorance will assisl the 12 regu- lar patrolmen in patrol duties. Tho grim forecast of the 30 deaths across the stale was, mado by Col. Homer Garrison, director of the Texas Depart-j mcnt of Public Safety, perature change Friday through Saturday, with a few isolated daytime showers. Mostly south- east winds 8-18 mph. in the day- time, and 5-8 mph. at night. Expected Friday temperatures'. Low 76, high 96. South Central Texas: Partly Garrison has called upon the cloudy and hot Friday and Sal- driving public to join in a "cru-jurday with isolated mostly afl- sade of common-sense driving to lessen the loll of tragic holi- day deaths caused by motor vehicles." The DPs director said Labor Day this year comes at a time when traffic tragedy appears lo be outstripping that for lOKiJ when an all-lime high of deaths wore tabulated. He re- .......ported that more than per- .........u sons have been killed already of that iMi-ii "''s Jcflr 'or an 12 per cent, adding