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   Advocate (Newspaper) - September 28, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th No. 144 TELIPUONI HI f-lWl VICTORIA, TEXAS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1964 IMt 12 Cents Warren Report I L I At a Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRKSS Here in brief arc ihc findings of (he Warren Commission's report on assassination of Presi- dent John F. Kennedy: Lce Harvey Oswald and Jack Euby acted as loners; there was no conspiracy, domestic or for- eign. Secret Service measures to guard the Presi- dent were insufficient; also the FBI failed to tip the Secret Service to Oswald's presence in Dallas. Dallas police committed errors in (he events that led xip to the killing of Oswald by Ruby; news media must also "share responsibility for the fail- ure of law enforcement which occurred in con- nection with the death of Oswald." Methods for protecting presidents must he drastically modernized. Murder of a president or vice president should be made a federal crime. The Slate 'Department should be extremely careful in permitting American defectors to return to the United Stales. Hill Country Hit by Floods surface flooding resulted. Numerous highways and roads in the Hill Country were blocked. A bridge over Pipe Creek near Handera, in dude ranch country, was washed oul. The highway into Bandera was open from the north. Civil defense workers rescued two adults and two children from raging waters of Leon Creek after a five-inch down- pour at Leon Springs, H miles north of San Anlonio. Heavy rains also fell north- ward to Die Red River, but to the south along the Rio Grande the fall was moderate, and flood conditions along the border stream improved. Residents at Laredo and other points who lefl lheir homes last week in the foes of a serious flood threat returned Sunday as the Rio Grande slowly dropped back within its hanks. No ser- ious damage was reported. Tho Saturday night and early Sunday downpours came as a cool front moved over the stole. Afternoon temperatures were mostly in the 50s and 60s. Rainfall reports from over Hie slate included: Wichita Falls 1.32 inches, Dallas .70, Del Rio .93, Houston 101 Fort Worth .95, Corpus Chrisli .33, Lubbock 1.15, Georgetown 2 inches, Jarrcll H5, Carrollton 1.57, McKinncy 2.XD, Pilot Point 1.35, Roanoke Bolivia Visil OK by De Gaulle LIMA, Peru (AP) French President Charles De Gaulle wound up his visit (o Peru Sun- day night imd prepared to fly Monday to troubled Bolivia, the next slop on his South Ameri- can (our. De Gnulle apparently brushed aside any suggestions that he skip Bolivia because of political unrest (hero. President Fernando Bclaundc Terry ami Dn Gaulle issued a jolnl communique announcing intentions to close tics. strengthen their Chuckle An exceptionally man trying lo emerge (mm mmelhlng like nun flower coming of a bud 1.64, Sherman .72, Trenton 2 20, Valley View 132, Denison 1.85, Arthur City 101, Spring Branch 2.25, Boerne 4.47, Comfort 1.02, Breckenridgo 1.37, Abcrnathy 1.21, Levelland 1.11, Morion 117, LiltlelipJd 1.74, Smilhville 1.43, Pflugerville 3.32, Kerrville 1.75, New Braunfels 156, San Saba 2.25, Llano Farmersville 1.38, Weatherford 1.03, Uvalde 1.02, Hondo 1.07, Bridgeport 121, Lewisvills lie and Lavon 1.11 SAN ANTONIO (AP) rential rains and resulting floods hit the San Anlonio area and Ihe picturesque Texas Hill Country Sunday. Hardest hit was Boeme, a town of population hi Ken- dall County, 30 miles north ot San Anlonio. A six-inch cloudburst sent a wall oi water down usually pow- der-dry Cibalo Creek at 4 a.m., flooding about 100 homes and eight business places along its banks. Jesse D. Casper, a movie pro Jector operator, drowned in the rushing waters. His body was recovered lodged against'a tree downstream. A number of automobiles were damaged. Mayor Ray Smart was of the opinion a dam may have broken above Boerne. He said that in 1952 the town escaped flooding despite a 19-inch cloudburst; Boerne and Kendall County adjoin Blanco County, the site of President Lyndon Johnson's LBJ ranch. Only a slight rise, however, was reported on tho Pedernales River, which flows through Ihe Johnson ranch. Five inches of rain sent Me- dina Lake, north of San Antonio, on a 25-foot rise. Rainfall in San Anlonio proper amounted to about an inch and only slight against President Johnson. Barry Eyes Midwest in Campaign WASHINGTON (AP) _ Sen Barry Goldwater, campaign stops in 32 states behind him, swaps his jet airliner for a rail- road car Monday night to set out on a search for Midwestern votes. As he blankets Ohio, Indiana and Illinois with 33 stops in five days, the Republican presiden- tial nominee intends to keep drumming the themes of his t r r e e-week-old campaign And at die same time, he can sees as a major campaign tar- get that of convincing dis- senting Republicans that they should vole for him. He'll keep quipping that "Johnson has so much power now the Democrats don't know whether to vole for him or plug him and calling the Demo- cratic vice-residential nominee "Hubert Horatio Wind." Men al the helm of the Gold- water campaign say Ihc senator will nol alter his pattern. Goldwater lias made three major proposals thus far In his campaign: elimination of the draft, a 25 per cent, five-year income (a cut, and an end to the current system of federal grants in aid to states and com- munities, which he sees as an avenue of federal interference in focal News Media Berated In Report Warren Group Asks for Code WASHINGTON (AP) The Warren Commission said Sun- day Dial news media must share wilh Dallas police the alamo (or the slaying of Lee Harvey Oswald, presumed as- sassin of President John F. Kennedy. It called for code of conduct o be drawn up by the news media to cover such situations. The commission's report pic- Aired the influx of newsmen to Dallas last November, and their subsequent activities, as utter chaos. Discipline Lack The "genera] disorder" of the Dallas police department thai weekend "reveals regrettable lack of self-discipline by the the commission said. Newsmen, cameras and oright lights were packed into the department basement Nov. as Oswald was led through to be transferred to county jail. II was then that Dallas clubowner Jack Ruby stepped from the crowd and shot him. "The commission believes that the news media, as well as :he police authorities, who failed to impose conditions more in keeping with the orderly process of justice, must share responsibility for the failure of law enforcement wluch oc- curred wilh the death of Os- the commission conclud- ed. HJd Phone The commission cited one ncident where a newsman who lad wandered into a police of- "admits hiding a telephone a desk so that he would lave exclusive access to it if something developed." Within 24 hours of the assassi- nation, 300 press, radio and elevision newsmen were in Dallas. "Such police efforts as here were to control the news- men were it said. Newsmen didn't cooperate, it said, with police orders that hey not ask questions or try to interview Oswald. No License "The right of the public to enow does not give the press icense to interfere wilh the efficient operation of law-en- forcement the com- mission said. It said the department at- :empted to keep the press fully nformed on the progress of the Oswald investigation. "In the process, a great deal of misinformtion was dissemi- expected lo press the task he nated to a worldwide audience." The police reported unverified cads and hearsay evidence, the commission said. FBI Director J, Edgar Hoover became irked iccause as soon as his labora- ory reports reached Dallas, the department would pass them on 0 the press, it said. Hoover 'inally messaged Police Chief Jesse Curry urging him 'not o go on the air any more until Uiis case (is) resolved'." Innocent citizens were injured by unfavorable publicity be- cause of the hapnzard disclo- sure of Investigations, the com- mission said. INDEX Abby 5 Gloria! ilrolosy 2 Gorcn litiUItd 1MI Movlei omki .........E SporU 12 Trie vision Death i.......... 10 Women's Report Blames Oswald Alone in Death of JFK No Evidence Seen of Plot WASHINGTON (AP) Lee Harvey Oswald ant! Lee Harvey Oswald alone murdered John P. Kennedy. This was the long-.waitetcl verdict Sunday from Die presidential commission headed by Chief Justice Ern'l Warren of the United States, which also con- cluded: -There was no evidence of any conspiracy foreign or domestic, from the lefl or the right involved in the shooting in Dallas, Tex., on Nov. 22, 1963, pated in any such event. The secretary testified that a "certain mutual respect" had evolved between Kennedy and Premier Nikila Khrushchev i it 't i I iuiiiii.i LMrtua milU3EILUVV in which the United States lost dcspile lheir djfferences. Sovict __ ASSASSIN DIES Never-to-be-for- gotten scene as Lee Harvey Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby in Dallas Jail. The Warren Commission ruled its 35th president. was no evidence of any plot or connection between Dswald and the man who killed lim two days laler Jack Ruby. Each man, independent of Ihc other, evidently killed for his own emotional reasons. 'Matter of Practice' Secret Service precau- LBJ Names 4 to Advise On Report Oswald, as well as Ruby, acted alone in their murders. (Copywrile Dallas for protection of Hie Presi Times Herald and Bob denl inadequate and did not even include, "as a matter ___of the checking out of involvement in an assassination plot would have been an act of "rashness and Husk said. "It has not been our impres- sion that madness has charac- terized the actions of the Soviet leadership in recent Rusk added, The commission's report con- tained drastic recommendation for improving presidential pro- teclion and criticism of federal WASHINGTON (AP) The rirv fnv riPi Warren Commission leveled uir, .ICY criticsm Sunday at President Johnson appointed a Secret Service security meas- four-man committee Sunday to ures for President John F. Ken- advise him "on the execution of the recommendations of the Warren Commission." taleful journey lo Dallas, U also censured the FBI. It proposed a drastic overhaul The commission which inves- of'presidenUafpTo'tocUv'e' aclFvT- [igated the assassination of ties including formation of a President John F. Kennedy Cabinet-level watchdog commit- recommended action to tighten lee- :he protection of presidents and It criticized the Secret Service sight, to make killing of a president the agency with prime or a vice president a federal responsibility for lapses in planning for the Nov, 2'i presi- Membcrs of the committee visit, when Kennedy was dealt are: Secretary of the Treasury .down by a sniper as ho Douglas Dillon, Acting Ally. rode m a carefree motorcade. Sen. Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, It raised the possibility of Director John A. McCone of the releaving the service of some or Central Intelligence Agency, all of the job and suggested and McGeorge Bundy, special OK President and Congress assistant to Johnson for national consider such a step. security affairs. It called to task the Federal The President named no Bureau of vir- chairman for the committee. immune from official However, it was understood that criticism in its 40 years under J. Dillon, as the ranking member Edgar Hoover for not alert- of the panel, would have gen- Secret Service to the eral supervision over the group, presence in Dallas of Lee Har- The panel he selected presu- ve.y 9swald> "amcf the com- mably will canvass the possible misslor! M s assassin. need for further measures to be ll accused both agencies :aken to increase protection for of a breakdown in coordination, the president and a loo-narrow understanding And it was possible that the ot Ul.e.ir responsibiHlies in safe- committee would explore the guarding the President. key question, raised by the The FBI nnd Secret Serv- commission, as to whether all lce declined to comment on the or part of the protective func- "port. But the commission said poc unc- tions of the Secret Service eael1 has taken sleP3 since X should be turned over to some to correct_ the other agency. Johnson spent part of his weekend visit at his ranch here deficiencies it allributed lo them. For the agents on the scene at going over the commission re- %e assassination, port and its recommendations. Oswald's Mother Raps Report as 'Ridiculous FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) The mother of Lce Harvey Os- wald slammed her fist down on a bound copy of Uie Warren Commission report Sunday and declared: "I can break this whole Ihing apart I'm going to make fools of them." Marguerite Oswald said Ihc commission report which concluded that her son was the assassin of President John F. Kennedy was "ridiculous...I can tear this hook apart." She was not specific. "I am nol bitter, I am indig- nant. This is not she said. She said she had been "condi- tioned" by published accounts ot what the report would contain and, "f am not now shocked. The case is not dosed. "I have facts In my ___ sion that make me believe my son's innocence. Therefore, this will compo! to continue my Investigation with renewed vigor." Mrs. Oswald, 57, graying, stout and still outspoken, con- sented lo an interview Sunday aflor spending the entire night rcfldlg llio commission report. She said It had been milled to trulh about the assassination. She recently sold some of her son's letters to a national maga- zine and has made a record- posses- ileve in her special delivery from Wash- ington. Still living in her small, west- side apartment, she is not regu- larly employed. She says she Ufa In "laarninrt (tin Dvotes her life to "learning the slaying. The commission said accounts to newsmen of Ihe jn arca was case against Oswald. These, the Mrs. Tippit Is Satisfied DALLAS widow of sttln police officer J. D. Tippit Sunday ibe wasn't surprised by the Commission state- ment her hnsbind knew neither Lee Harvey Oswald nor Jack Ruby. "We knew that all the aajd with a amlle. Then the grew wiiUul, "I don't know bow iaote nmon get tttrted J. D, was an honest, hard- w r k I K policeman who ulayed at hone most of his free time." ing concerning the assassins- contributed to his words of praise: "Their actions pcctc" demonstrate that the President and the nation can expect cour- age and devolion to duty from the agents of the Secret Serv- But in dealing with the Dallas police deportment and ils han- dling of Oswald, the commission was less kind. It said poor secu- rity arrangements for Oswald the is slaying at lion. hands of Dallas nightclub owner She criticized Ihe commission Jack Ruby, from the Warren report of a Dallas police officials were detailed account of ner son's scored for their blow-by-blow his ed in scope because the Jack commission said, "providec Ruby case still was pending. much of the basis for the myths Mrs. Oswald charged that the and rumors that came into report should released until not the have been being soon after the President's Ruby pro- dcai ng s  the President, be ri 11 AT O of all defectors, add Loiinallv not and modernize its M.M.M. M. M-M. 1 J, M. T improve its protective From Gunshot for presidential motorcades (particularly in checking buildings along the route) improve its liaison with the ST1N, Tex. (AP) Still) evidence" that and other agencies. completely recovered in the right wrist, pass legislation gunshot wounds of Nov Texas Gov. John B. and left thigh came from a bullet which had pierced the assassination of the (See REPORT, Page 18) y saict Sunoay tne Warrer mission report evokes pain nemories of the details throat. Tha governor said he iragic day. brings into focus all recovery is 90 to K per ceni complete, but his right side cloudliness jrics and forces me he has some difficulty Monday night, with oc- the circumstances of his right arm and showers and thunder- dy which you try to wrist will not turn Northeasterly winds t your mind. Mrs, Connally I don't talk about he have trouble with s fork, so I generally eat continental style, or with my left hand. I to 25 m.p.h., gradually diminishing Monday. Expected Monday temepratures: Low 60, s governor consented (o a Sunday news conference his office received numer-rquests for comment on eport. lie strode into his nl reception room holding c, paper-bound copy of the ncnt, which ho received reek when he visited change with my right I think I will get greater leibillty with the wrist. I don't have the stamina J did before." The assassination has made Connnlly more wary, he said, and he thinks Texas governors ought to have more 75. South Central Texas: Considerable cloudiness Monday with occasional sliowers or thundcr-showers mainly south and near the coast becoming partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday with light showers. High Sunday 85, low 67. Johnson at the would not say I'm Sunday: .17 I must say I'm much Total tor year: 31.16. ally wns wounded in I think there should (Port l.avaca Port flurry of shots that more protection Low at denl John K high at 12M3 a.m. Tues- was in the jump said he agrees fully e limousine in which Warren Commission's Monday, sunrise lenl was riding when that he wns nol Tuesday.   

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