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   Advocate (Newspaper) - September 29, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE H9th 145 Presidential Safety Panel To Rush Job Warren Report Selling Rapidly WASHINGTON (AP) A White House committee on pres- idential safety, created over- night to consider the broad rec- ommendations of (he Warren Commission, planned swift ac- tion Monday to get proposals ready for the new Congress in January. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana said the new security measures, growing out of the commission's investigation of President John F. Kennedy's assassination should be "one of the first or- ders of business" when Con- gress reconvenes. The Warren report., declaring Lee Harvey Oswald to iiave been the lojie and unaided as- sassin, was selling phenomenal- ly after it went on sale at three outlets Monday, the Govern- ment Printing Office reported. Further Volumes The GPO disclosed that 25 to 27 further volumes, containing Die full testimony and exhibits on which the 888-page report was based, may be ready in six to eight weeks. In sets only Uioy will sell for to a set. The commission headed by Chief Justice Ear) Warren criti- cized "deficiencies" in (lie Se- cret Service preparedness for Kennedy's fatal visit lo Dallas last Nov. 32. It called for "com- plete of the service's advance detection practices and other reforms including closer liaison with the FBI and other! agencies. President Johnson, in Texas, immediately named Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon to head a committee of four to work out recommendations for carrying out the Warren propos- TELEPKONE HI i-MSl als. Kirsl Meeting A Treasury spokesman said Dillon intends "to gel this mov- VICTORIA, TEXAS. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1964 Established 20 Cents PKE-DINNER CHAT John C. Jacobs Jr., left, of Houston, principal speaker at a dinner meeting of the Victoria Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute, chats with W. L. Massey, first vice chair- man of the chapter, prior lo his address Monday night. The meeting was at Continental Inn. (Ad- vocate Photo) Expansion Seen In Gas Industry An optimistic picture of the natural gas industry n the United Slates was drawn Monday night by John 1 Jacobs Jr. of Houston, vice president of Texas East- irn Transmission Corp. Jacobs was principal speaker at a dinner meeting of the Victoria Chapter, American Petroleum Institute, at Continenlal Inn. In his talk, Jacobs predicted :hat the industry double within the next 20 years. Much ol his talk concerned an overall evaluation of Ihe industry, ils assets, its problems and itsl jrospects, He cited figures on .he gas industry's size, and its ing as soon as he can" and nas rate of growth. set a Jan. 1 target date for the! Expanding Demands completion of recommcnda-l FllUlrc for Seven Plead Guilty, Get Sentences Councilwoman Refused In Try to Ax Manager Local Infant Dies Following Wreck Aulopsy To Deleriniiic Cause; Mother in Serious Condi lion dent. His Robert Joseph Trevino, thrcc- week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Trevino of 1609 E. Santa losa SI., died Monday morning in a San Antonio hospital from njurics apparently sustained in Saturday nighl (raffle acei- molher, Gloria Chavez Trevino, meanwhile, was listed n serious condition at Citizens lemprial Hospital with inlernal njuries, a collapsed lung and multiple fractures suffered in he mishap that police said in- 'olved cars driven by Trevino md William A. Johnson, 35, of 1807 Willie St, It occurred in he 1400 block of East Juan Linn itreel. The baby's dealh will be :ounled as the fourth fatality of he year from traffic accidents n Ihe cily limits, Iho first since April 17, if results of an autopsy show that the injuries were Caused by the collision. If so, the city-county death oil would jump io seven. Three persons have died from acci- dents on roads outside the city limits. City Patrolman Steve Coynes, who investigated the accident jalong with Sgt. Richard Innion, said Monday night that his probe is incomplete. Coynes said Trevino, an order- ly at De Tar Hospital, was at- arrangcmepls for the Trevino baby were incomplete ilomlay night at Artero Funeral Home, He was born on Sepl. 3. Besides lhe parents, ho is sur- ived by his malernal grandpar- ents, Mr. nnd Mrs. Lee Chavez and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Julian Trevino Sr., all of Victoria. continuing to expand, as arei Robert Edgar Morrison drew "left turn onto a park- Jacobs three seven-year prison terms gas are slore located al Juan Linn and lions. A first meeting of the special group will be held, the trm 'nf h -f waior aiier- traveling west on man said, on (he 'earlies't T. "SSL1 Linn, and Johnson was lhat all arc in Washington. of them, Director John J. noted that current natural his audience, "3 if's our Monday after pleading guilty lo in thai a trio of habitual criminal "'uor_a.IIel uaveiing west on counts alleging felony the >.mn-. and }Yas Morrison'whYwas'accused of m direction dm lhe tlme Cone of lhe Central Intelligence! stealing television sets from when the collision occurred. The baby was released from m mi: Lirorai intelligence! tunuui iimnim (h mnfpk nn Tiilu lne DaD> WHS reieasea irom Agency, was out of the capilal gas supplies arc adequate, and J3 J? f i i' hospital Saturday night after arMort Ih-jl frnm all W3S 0nC Of SOV6n pCrSOllS enter- _ b-_j v Monday. The others are aclinE Ally. Gen. Niehol, bach, and McGeoi presidential assistanl ai security affairs. Neither the Secret Service nor Ihe FBI had any comment on uie commission's criticisms. Federal Crime assassinate the president or vice president is already pending in several bills. One of them conceivably could be en- acled before Congress adjourns. A new Mansfield proposal would cover also the presidential and vice presidential nominees of both parlies. .Mansfield, who said Sunday nighl that Congress should slay in Washinglon if necessary l'o act on Uie Warren recommenda- tions, conceded Monday lhat it probably is loo late in the ses- sion for the "considerable work" which must be done. There was little doubt that Congress would provide whal- evcr appropriations might be asked to tighten security. "Congress has never turned clown a request for more men 01 money for (hem (the Sccre( .1, L. Brady slopping for cof- fee and describing his friends behind the counter its "Zephyr and Lightning" ami both offer- ing a good nalureri rcbutlal Mrs. Kerry iUcCan catching a quick and late lunch t h e ii Henry Mnlchells gelling sur- prised with a houscwarming in (heir new home lasl night by Uie Pilol Club of Victoria Krncst Yamin enjoying lhe new weather and checking up on Iho health of a friend Mrs. Bertha Griffith Isnving the door open to let Iho fresh air in Allon Snocrl gelling his shnre of leasing about vacalions and working conditions Mrs. Howard Mcrrll ready lo cole- bralc a birthday today Val IlnU milking snro he could slow his pace n litllc, since his au- tomobile was in a bigger hur- ry Dion he was A, T. Brow admitting that he fs keep- ing close check on Iho calendar tmlll limo for that lumling trip lorrcnlinl rnlns In Ter- rcon, Mexico lurnlng a imnllng trip into a test of nerves and skill agalnsl Iho elements for John Crocker, John Klllmigh ami .luck Morrison, who relurii- wllh more ndvcnlurcs Ihnn bounty. added lhal from all indications, future demands will be met "assuming that there will be no adverse conditions resulting from government regulations affecting the natural gas viji; ui auvcil alms Ulllcl-ing guilty pleas lo felony charges before Disl, Judge Frank Crain in 24lh District Court. His senaenccs were set to run was c rayed wit lieved to (ace. Howeve ill Sundaj lo Jacobs was born, and G. Romero Jr., 22, bj up in Lone Wolf, Okla. He E. Constitution Ro ceived his bachelor of a five-year sentence Anlo degree in dhemical Ihcfl. Romero was a.m. from Georgia 'institute of Technology in 1939, and a law lhe morning of Aug. 21 by Highway Patrolmen Dalton zens Satu gree from Yale University in and Bill Kendall afler a car stolen the nighl before from re laler. Jo Co-Aulhor of block of East Juan Linn Street was found He worked as a chemical miles south of the city petroleum engineer for Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey from 1939 until 1946. He practiced Refugio Highway. The car was owned by George Langley. Assessed two five-year in Texas from 1948 uniil 1953, and then became executive vice president of Wilcox T r e n d Gathering System Inc. He Gertrude McNally, charged wilh passing forged checks on April 23 al High and Brehm Hats and Cattan's Food r i e s of spraying ing to p came vice president of 2. In the latter case, of Eastern Transmission Corp. named jointly wilh UI1 ly Health Turner who has yet to a He is co-author of Ihe "The Dynamic Natural Gas ma E. Power of handed a five-year Pair passing a worthless check on June 27 al Denver Ho-lei, and Paul Bivcns drew ask residents places w In sentence for felony is inalc all Hosey of IMS of t Two men were injured, COURT, Page Or isiluy seriously, in a collision abmit p.m. Monday in fronl of Baass Bros. Co. on Golind Highway, a shorl distance from the Highway 77 railroad overpass. Being treated late night at DeTar Hospital were Bruno Ortiz, 37, of Yucca Heights, and William Polls, of San Anlonio. Polls was FALLS, Tex. fee ing treated for sever head gashes, while Ortiz was beinj X-rayed for possible Oswald agreed Monday with lhe Warren Commission that said his brolher, An Warren should s Oswald, Highway Patrolman John P. of Means said lhat Potts car parked off the righl side of the road, headed toward Victoria, when the accident occurred Ortiz' vehicle, after (he collision, proceeded down the shallow dilch lo a fence where can't help feeling lhat somehow, someone originated the Idea in Lee's mind, cilher direclly or Oswald, 30 and the father of two, is sales manager for lion in most quc "Up u make sn garding t stopped Brick Co. He moved lhe in Means snicl (he cars July from Dcnton. He said Icfl front to lefl front. been well treated in was proceeding toward and had nol been Heights on lhe highway sai the accident said that in was Members of the sheriffs he had seen liltlc of lhal parlmenl helped dirccl traffic nnd otherwise assisted wllh was slain by Jack Ruby Nov. 24, two days after the Wash1 he was the Todny'a about views of his mother, Mrs. Marguerite Oswald of Forl Worth who Worry will mukc di.sserccd with the Wnrrcn roporl, Oswald Atliology iiiiyliuily tliln Is free lo form her rliMlHtd people who worry because they arc too jusl as I am." Of ths reoorl. Oswald checked over and X- ilh the only injuries be- to be a bruise on his However, Uie infant became Trevino was admitted to Citi- Johnson and his wife, Victorian Found Dead in Boat A 68-year-old retired Victoria man wag found dead Monday afternoon from an apparent heart at- tack in a boat in Spring Creek adjoining the Victoria Country Club golf course. The body of Leonard G. Friedrichs of 4903 N. St. was found at p.m. by two country employes, Pete Bernal of Rains Swell Lake Supply At Canyon Heavy rains in (he Hill Coun- :ry above New Braunfcls now lave backed up some acre-feet of water behind Can- yon Dam wilh prospects that his may swell considerably by .he time all run-oft gels down, from a heart attack. Members of the family told officers that Friedrichs had been ill for about a week. Bernal said he and Rosales jly of water at Canyon to meelllastsaw Friedrichs at p.m. Blanco River Authority, inform- ed The Advocate Monday. "The important thing about Vahrenkamp said, "is hat it gives us an assured sup- 1 Although hampered by a se- showers, the c i t y's program is continu- revent any additional Only a single case has been as favorable, Kced He asked that local and area ntain a vigil for the mosquitoes which very strongly tha1 Oswald gave one of his first since the assassina Dallas and answered stions agreeably. "Up until yesterday I dicln'l "do you agree with (ho he answered "That i; 1 do." He said (he entire invcstiga INDEX J tMllculil 1 (torrn 1 Market! .It-ll SIWTH Trlfvulon .II Women'. Josephine, were released after being Irealcd (or cuts and 10-Y ear-Old hi College EAST LANSING, Mich. Slate Uni- vcrsily Monday night enroll- ed one of (lie youngcsl per- sons ever to cnler college anywhere, anytime. He is Michael tieghi classes Thursday as a regular freshman, after a year of scoring Iilgli gnulcs in college classes on an unofficial status ul MSU. Incidentally, Slichacl reg- istered along with his -II- yenr-old Cnllier, William Grosl, a crcilil union exccu- (ivc who is working on his master's degree through evening classes al Michigan Stale. Alton Cleared, But Quits Post Hy TOM B. F1TK Advocate Slntf Writer CoiinciKvomfm Bea Marlin stunned City Council Monday wilh a call for the resignation of City Mana- ger John Leo "as of during a called session for the purpose of hearing a report from a special investi- gative cominilloe concerning handling of the cily's right-of-way acquisition program. Mrs. Marlin charged lhat iH---------------------------..........- Lee had properly met administrative responsibilities "this matter (of the right-of- way) would never have come before council." Her molten calling for his resignalion died for lack of a second and drew a blunt re- buttal from Mayor Kemper Wil- liams Jr. lhat "your emolions" in lhe mailer "are completely out of order." Violation of Charier The rcporl, read by Mrs. Martin who served on the inves- ligalivc committee with former Mayor W. R. McCriglil and Atly. William S. Fly, exone- rated Righl-qf-Way Agenl Don Alton of any intentional miscon- duct. Alton, nevertheless, has submitted his resignalion. II found lhat actions of Alton in two cases were in violation of Article XII, Section 7, of the City Charter, but stated that the 20l" Magr'udcr' Drive A'lon "ilh- liago (Jimmy) Resales. knowledge lhat his actions in violation of Investigators said Friedrichs' head and left arm were in the water and lhat Ihe rest of lhe body was in lhe boal from which he had been fishing, Apparent Stroke His dentil was originally re- ported as a drowning but a'n at-, lending physician said Fried- richs apparently suffered a stroke. Justice of the Peace Alfred Baass withheld a verdict unlil Tuesday morning hut said all Wilh regard lo lhe two trans- actions, the report slated that "we are unable lo find any overreaching on behalf of Mr. Alton or any immoral or olher action which is delrimental to Ihe interest of lhe city of Vic- Robert H. Vahrenkamp, general! nanager of (he Guadalupe- ,ed jhat dealh wai due any foreseeable demand in the tnmediate future and to main- ain our hydro-electric opera- tions in Guadalupe and Gon- zales counties at a maximum level of efficiency." The general manager esti- naled lhat the water now jacked up behind the dam would represent about 15 per cent of the reservoir's normal capacity, and thai as much as 25 per cent of the entire Canyon Lake area might now be filled. This much water in the reser- near lhe creek. When they saw his truck slill parked al (he creek p.m., they became worried and on looking found him dead. Walch Slopped His walch had stopped al p.m. The physician estimated that he had been dead for at leasl two hours before lhe body was found. The boal was parked near the creek bank. Making the investigation were Cily Patrolman Raymond Si- bert, Chief Deputy Sheriff J. M. ns that nnpralmns can ucrl> anerilt J. Al. Z f Bowdeu, Fire Chief Casey now proceed on the scale and purposes for which the dam was planned. Actually, this will put (Sec WEATHER, Page 7) Dairymen Okay Milk Price Hike A temporary emergency price increase for holding milk was approved Monday by dairymen who supply milk in 13 federal milk markcling areas, whicl: include (he San Antonio and Corpus Chrisli areas. The U.S. Department of Ag riculture had recommended such a raise Thursday in view of the long draught which plagued the areas. At lhat time Victoria milk producers wen unable lo say whether the prici hike, equivalent lo about on  day. Sunset Tuesday, sunriso Wednesday. Tins mliinnatiun on Irom Ihc U.S, Wtalher Bureau Victoria OWct. arrangements were Not Aware of Force Continuing, the report stated: "We find thai Mr. Alton and his superiors were nol aware of lhe full force, effect and inten- tion of Section 7 of Article XH of lhe Charter." Alton's superiors referred lo here presumably would be Cily Manager John Lee and Chief of Engineering John Balusck. While she signed lhe formal reporl, Mrs. Marlin said after reading it to council that she wished to "make my own re- porl." Williams said the first order of business should be council's acceptance or rejcc. Victorian Hurt In Cuero Wreck Advocate Ncub Service Victoria man re- mained in Cuero Hospital Mon- day with injuries suffered when his car struck a bridge abut- menl 5.8 miles from Cuero on lhe Vicloria highway Sunday night. He is John H. Dum, employe of Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Victoria and a parl- time employe at Radio Station KCFH in Cuero. Dum, svhose car was a to- tal wreck, received a broken left leg, dislocated hip, a broken rib and lacerations. Dum, who was aione, was en roule to Vic- toria, where he lives al 1907 E. Warren. IN PORT LAV AC A Victoria Firm Awarded Concrete Pipe Contract Advocate Newi SfnrVe PORT Counci Monday night awarded Ihe com plele contract for concrete pipe for Ihe Austin Street bond issue work lo Baass Brothers of Vic- loria on Uie low bid of 503.29. The council also awarded the fuel contract lo Gulf Oil Co. to furnish fuel, oil and grenso products for (he city for the Doming year. The company's bid was the low figure of six bids submilted. Wilbur Kallus, Port Lavaca nsurance man, was appointed o the parks nnd recreation to fill the post vacated >y Bob Williams, who moved troni the city. In other actions tha council: Approved a motion lo adver- tso for bids for group Insur- incc for Iho cily employees, insed on To per cent pnrlicipa- ion by lhe cily and 25 per ccnl by employes. Bids will be ad- vertised Ocl, 1 and Oct. 8, with bid opening set for Oct. 28 al 5 p.m. Approved a resolution au thorizing the city to amend ils contract with Central Power and Light Co. lo include six ad- ditional lumen mercury vapor slrecl Itghts located on the north side of the channel approach inlo Cily Harbor and in the vicinily of lhe area leased to Priddy Oyster House. Authorized Mayor Rudy Ren- don or City Manager Herman Ladcwig lo pay the interest on Ihe bank loan at the First Rational Bnnk and lo renew it for one year, maturing Sept. 30, 1965. Authorized City Attorney iVillis Jetlon to correspond wllh Southern Pacific Co. to find out >om the company ils opinion of the status of the Nolan Brothers sub-loasp. Announcement was made lhal Mayor Hcndon, Ladcwig ami Police Chief 0. B. Howard plan .0 attend Ihe 52nd annual con- ercnce of Texas Municipal League In Dallas Ocl. i-0. ion of lhe rcporl, and Mrs. Martin concurred. On a molion by Councilman C. Cnrsucr Jr., seconded by Tounciiman John Stockbaucr, he reporl was then formally ac- cepled wilh Councilman Vellon B. Cowdon voling with Carsner and Slockbaucr. Mrs. Martin did nol vole. Early August Recognized Ihen by Mayor Williams, Mrs, Marlin said lhal direct supervision of city am- aloyes is not (he responsibility of City Council, but the respon- sibility of the city manager, phe continued that, she had called the mailer of Alton's pur- chase of a house lo the atten- :ion of the city manager early 'n August. The house had been acquired jy the city through condemna- .ion and subsequenlly bids for ils sale were solicited. Alton submitted, in the name of his daughter, lhe high bid and pur- chased lhe house. Mrs. Martin said she felt this was a violation of the charier and asked Lee lo investigate. She referred lo a letter on (he council lable, purportedly from Lee and tlaled Aug. 21, slating that he had investigated lhe mailer. Resignation Move She llien said (hat if Lee had properly clarified the situation with Alton at that time Alton would not have made subse- quent purchases in his own be- half "and this matter never would have come before the council." Inasmuch as lhe cily manager had not, to her satis- faction, settled the matter, Mrs. Martin said she felt the council should ask for his resignation. It was subsequent to this that Mayor Williams told Mrs. Mar- tin that her "emolions" were oul of order "on those facts alone." "If there is something else, then let's discuss il and gel it over with. If nol, I'll enlertain motion for Williams said. Mrs. Marlin said that "there are other things" about which she is concerned but did not elaborate because "the commit- tee and I were authorized by ihc council lo investigate cnly this one thing." Declined Specifics Asked to clarify this later, Mrs. Marlin told newsmen she believes there have been other instances of city employes act- ing in their own behalf while engaged in their regular jobs for the city. Again, however, she declined to be specific about such alleged violations. Mrs. Marlin reiterated that she had not been authorized by the council to investigate such mailers. Reminded that she had taken an oath to uphold laws of the city, state and nation svhen she was sworn into office, Mrs. Martin replied: "Whal good would il It would be passed over and hush- ed up like this Alton thing." Asked about this later, Lee said he knew of no other in- stances of cily employes acting (See COUNCIL, Pnifc 7) Warren Report, Noiu Available Would you like lo hnve, for only Si.50, a handsome, hardback book edition fit the Worren Commission full summary on thn nssnssina- tfon of President John F. Kennedy? Cooperating wllh lhe As- sociated Press, The Advo- cate has mailc arrangements for finished copies to lie mailed lo its readers as soon as they start rolling off (he presses at Pouglikecpsle, N. Y. They will be availa- ble through AP members only and will not ho distrib- uted (hrough news stands or book stores. To ijcl your copy, fill oul Ihe order form on I'agp S anil send lo The Ad- vocate, P. 0. Ho.v (518, Vic- toria,   

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