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   Advocate (Newspaper) - September 30, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 146 TELEPHONE HI l-14il VICTORIA, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1964 Illibllshfd IM4 18 Cents Estes Gift Statement Is Denied Conually Raps Ralph's Claim AUSTIN (AP) Gov, John Connally said Tuesday Billie Sol Esles made no statement last to the Department of Pub- lic Safety "or to any other state official to my knowledge." The- governor referred in a news conference (o a Monday by Pagan Dickson, slate finance chairman for U.S. Sen. Ralph Yarborough, D-Tex. Dickson said "it is my under- TEXAS WARMING Tropical Storm Aimed at Gulf standing" that Esles made a "full statement of fact Thursday concerning an By THE ASSOCIATITD PRESS A new tropical storm called Hilda moved across Cuba in a westerly direction Tuesday to- ward Ihc Gulf of Mexico. Winds around the new dis- turbance were eslimatcd at -10 miles per hour. II was aimed, at lasl report, at Ihe Mexican Yucatan penin- sula. -Meanwhile, Texas warmed up slowly and also dried out ex- cept along (he coast where light rain fell, often through mist. Maximum temperatures Tues- cnding at 6 Included Austin .29, Beaumont 1.29, College Sta- tion ,24, Corpus Christ! .01, Gal- vcston ,57, Houston 1.31, and Lufkin .03. A similar weather pattern was forecast for Wednesday with warming more pronounced in West Texas. The Rio Grande was al Del Rio and Eagle Pass Oilmen Told Pooling Bill Necessity Pollution Seen Slate Problem fallingj :ss blltl n nHi sips statement of fac s" las tlay rangcl1 from al f siaiemem 01 lacis las stil) flooding low parts of Pass and Piedras Ncgras "in Mexico across the river. The slage dropped from 18.5 feel al midmorning to below Ihc JG-fool DALLAS oilmen, large and small, were told Tues- day tlioy must curtail drilling operations on 'small tracts and must place increased emphasis on water conservation. A. Walker Jr., a Dallas must fol-' O's ''t bi" "'at wout elim" inate the small tract problem. Ben Ramsey, chairman ot the tin. JU-IUUL m n n afternoon. I Tcjlas Commission, gift from the now-rahk- rupl financier to Yarborough in 1S60. 'FiirOicr Support' Dickson said in a neifti release the reported Estes statement, if released, "would further sup- port" the U.S. Justice Depart- ment's finding that allegations of the gift were "without foun- dation in fact." He declined to elaborate. In San Angelo, Yarborough said Tuesday lie had not seen the statement issued in Austin by Pagan. "1 myself have not .seen the said Yarborough. "Fa- ijan Dickson knows more about on. (o 70 M Liifkin. The river crcsleO at Eagle l'olllUl9n of fl'osil.watci's by Most maxlmums were in the at 23 feet iate Monday. i01' continues to be 80s with a few in the 70s. Monday. A now rise on (ho Rio Grande Official rainfall measure-to a crest of 23 feet early ments for the 24-hour period! (See STORM, Page 12) Two Interviewed For Agent's Job Two persons were interviewed by City Manager John Lee Tuesday for the post of right-of-way agent for the city left vacant Monday by the resignation of Don Alton. No decision on employing a successor to Alton has the repudiation. he told me been made, Lee said, "but it definitely will not be given there was a confession. anyone on the present staff." one of the major problems faced by the stale's oil and gas reg- ulatory body. Opening Session Both spoke al (he opening general session of the annual meeting of the Texas Mid-Con- tinent Oil Gas Association. Gov. John Conn ally will speak at Wednesday's concluding ses- sion of the trade group that represents all segments of the slate's petroleum industry Walker, a recognized .y on oil and gas law, said there las been a growing recognition in recent years hy all responsi- y to Red China Seen Near First Atom Bomb Test I have not talked lo those people! Dickson has." 'Discussed Statement Connally said he discussed the Dickson statement wilh Homer Garrison Jr., DPS director. The department has been investigat- ing Estes' affairs since his fi-, nancial empire crumbled in 1SH32 and "will continue until all ram- ifications and aspects have been cleared up." "As far as I am concerned, the DPS has a very clear duty and responsibility wilh respect to law enforcement in this Connally said. "It is not a political organization, has not, hcen used as such and will not be used as such as long as 1 have anything to do with it." The governor also announced to newsmen he address Democrats at rallies Wednes- day in Bismarck, N, D. and Oct. 7 in Phoenix, Ariz., in liis first strictly political appearances outside Texas since the Demo- cratic National Convention, Assislanl Resigns He said his executive assist- ant, Howard Rose, has resigned lo return to private law practice in Midland. Larry Temple, ad- ministrative assistant, has been promoted into Hose's job, Con- nally said. The news conference also touched on tourism, with Con- nally announcing the fall (ravel writers tour will be Nov. 4-M, concentrating mainly on West Texas. The governor said he is "at a loss to understand the (Dick- son) statement. I don't under- stand the implication of it." In response to a question, he said that Earnest Keeton, Negro former army sergeant ivlio said on statewide television he saw Eslcs hand the money lo Yarbo rough, had written him a letter. "Basically he merely staled lie was concerned about his mother and some calls she had received. He wanted lo ask for any help we might he able lo fiive. I have referred the letter (See GIFT, Page 12) Fred anil Allan Lazor doing some birthday present shopping for their mother, Mrs. Morris Lftzor Edith Johnson get ting caught in a shower C. T. 'Van Way Sr. setting fast Herman Pargnc in Refugio and Executive Directors C o m- initlce meeting of South Texas Panel Quick To Approve Aid Measure WASHINGTON (AP) Act- ing with unprecedented speed, the Senate Appropriations Com- mittee Tuesday approved a billion foreign-aid money bill. The committee acted unex- pectedly a I a closed session without waiting for final congressional action on the foreign aid authorization meas ure which sets the ceilings for which the approprialions bill (he aclual money. The bill, as it emerged from the committee, is only million below a total passed by the House. Immediate Action But committee attaches said >oth Senate and House meas- ures reappropriate unobligated balances left over from previous approprialions totaling S163.8 million lo give adminislralors lo spend this fiscal which began July 1. It will be brought up in the Senate for action immediately after both houses pass Ihe au- thorization bill. The House voted billion in new authorizations, the Senate billion, the exact amount of Is approprialions bill. Meet Informally Senate and House conferees met informally Tuesday morn- 'ng and afternoon on the author- ization bill. But they could take no official actions since the House had yet lo act formally to send tile measure lo conference. That action may he _ taken Wednesday, House conferees are expected lo accept a Senate amendment to that bill expressing the of the Congress" thai federal courts permit stales up lo six months to comply wilh a Supreme Court decision order- ing reapporlionmont of bolh house of slate legislatures on an Approximate population basis, Tin's is the compromise that broke the necks-long Senate filibuslcr over the rcapporlion- mcnt issue. Senate conferees are expected to drop an amendment boosting interest rates on economic de- velopment loans abroad. New Money The Senate Appropriations present i Alton was employed original- ly to handle right of way acquisition for the bond paving and drainage program because of the magnitude of the pro- >ram. In routine situations, the city engineering department in conjunction with the city at- torney bandies right-of-way acquisition, but the department could not handle the amount of work created by the bond program. Alton submitted his resigna- ion Monday, through the city manager, in the wake of a council investigation of private purchases which he made while acting as the city's agent. Alton lie segments of (lie in thai legislation is needed solve (he small Iracl problem 'airly so as to avoid confisca- tion of properly of any lantlown- "Therc is no reason why aj fair and equilable pooling bill cannot be drafted and passed al the next session of the Texas Walker said. Pooling licsoliilloj] A resolution approved by the association's executive commit- tee said Texas obviously needs a pooling statute to help pre- serve proper spacing patterns, sponsi iduslr LE GRAND TOUR President Charles de Gaulle of France and President Fernando Belaune Terry of Peru wave to cheering Lima crowd during former's 26-day, 10-nation tour of Latin America. French loader left Chile by cruiser Tuesday for two-clay cruise to Valparaiso. Illness Blamed In Man9s Death Rusk's Announcement Hints of Secret Data WASHINGTON (AP) Communist China may explode ils first nuclear test bomb in the near future, Secretary of Slate Dean Rusk said Tuesday. "II it docs occur, we shall know about it and will make the information Rusk declared in a statement. While cautiously worded, his slnlcmcnt was one of Ihc strongest made recently on the possibility lhat Red China! may be on the verge of becoming! Ihe fiflh power in Ihe "nuclear} club." The United States, Brit- ain, Soviet Union and France "I T are Ihc nuclear powers, France] y OtC being the newest developer of atomic weapons. New II aU 'For some time it has been Rusk said, "that the Chinese Communisls were lap- proaching the point where they might be able lo detonate a first nuclear device. Such an explo- sion might occur in the near future.' His emphasis on the near A verdict of death due to an apparent heart attack or stroke decrease uuaecessary returned Tuesday afternoon permit allocation ofjby Justice of the Peace Alfred production and protect correla-IC. Baass in the death Monday live rights of owners. jof Leonard G. Friedrich 68, of In a separate meeting, N. Navarre. officiating. Burial will be In Weesalche' Surviving are his Mrs. Frieda Marie Friedrichs; one daughter, Mrs. Mable Smith of Victoria; one son, Malcom S. Friedrichs of Corpus steering committee of the state- Friedrichs' body was found al five sisters, Mrs. Emma Heil wide committee p.m. Monday, in a boat on gas resources recommended ap- proval of a pooling bill adopted two weeks ago by the Texas In- dependent Producers Royalty Owners Association. The execu- tive committee of the statewide group is expected to accept the recommendation at an Oct. 20 meeting in Houston. This would assure, with relatively minor exceptions a united front by the industry when the legislature meets in January. The statewide group submit- ted a more detailed bill to the 1963 Legislature but it made lit- lle progress after drawing sharp opposition from many in- dependents. Both the old and new bills would authorize the railroad street crews will continue going commission to force, in the ab- to work at 7 a.m. on a trial sence of voluntary agreements, basis. H-. Lee said lie and Street Supl. A. M. Salziger feel that streets crews can "get the jump on traffic" by taking advantage of the earlier starting time, and better accomplish t..... street maintenance If this "iwi; uu munuay, in a. uuav un sam IMS resignation was not development of Texas oil and Spring Creek, adjoining tire Vic- intended as an admission of any wrong-doing, and a special com- mittee appointed by Mayor Kemper Williams Jr. exoner- ated him of any intent to violate a section of City Charter which prohibits city employes from having business dealings with ;he city. Lee said Tuesday he did not (See JOB, Page 12) Cily To Return To Winter Hour Cily offices will go on theii schedule of winter hours nextj Monday morning, Cily Manager John Lee said Tuesday, but tori a Country Club golf course. His head and left arm were in the water, while the rest of his body was in the boat from which he had been fishing. Investigating officers were iold by members of Friedrich's family that he had been ill for about a week. He was born March 9, 1896, in Weesalche, and had resided in Voakum before moving lo Vic- toria. He was a retired car- penter. Funeral services will he held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Duckett Funeral Home Chapel, wilh Ihe Rev. E. Rowaldt of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church of Weesatche all interests in a drilling tract to operate the tract as a single unit. This would eliminate drill- ing on tracts of town lot size. Ramsey said the commission ___has employed 39 oil and gas nplish "their job ofifield inspectors Ihc past year to eiiance and repair, combat water pollution and his proves true, Ihe 20 more, will operate permanently! "The major polluti operate permanently rom 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Regular city functions, includ- ng garbage collection, will be- gin at 8 a.m. as they normally do during the winter months, ind offices remain open un- til 5 p.m. ,vny M-. sm.uB R Commillcc's action apparently pace Bobhy Hrard and L, (h f immediate nan Pargnc m Kefugio for Cotton Improvement cialion. with Archie Asso- llarbrr, secretary-treasurer, and J. M. Price of Corpus Christi .Mr. Mrs. Eddie Galda off on an antiquing Irlp Mrs. Victor Post reminding members of Our Lady of Victory Parish lo send in their turkey supper cards in preparation for the event Sun- day beginning al p.m. at the church Mlllon Gotitke being corrected on an issue and taking it all In good humor Mrs. Fred Krueger expressing her preference for the cool weather and hoping for .nore of the same Krnlc Martin proving hinis.clf to have many House acceptance of the billion new money figure with- out having (o send lhat measure lo conference. This is the first time in Ihc history of the foreign aid program Uial the Senate committee has recommended a cnl below Die House figure. Tlic bill approved by Ihe Ap- propriations Commltlce carries billion for miiilnry assist- (See PANEL, Page cxlra talents Salon Nee wilh foolbal! tickets D. C. Rabbins of Tyler In town on business Mrs. Hen- derson taking lime nut for a visit wilh friends mid "shoring in Ihelr drenms" Dr. 0. M. Witklns approving of Ihc weather and commenting (lull "cvfirything Is okny." Embezzlement Sentence Me led F. E. Slchcr, former employe of Capital Butane Rig Service, Inc., was sentenced to a term of (rom two lo five years in Ihe pcnlitenliary Tuesday afternoon ley having some difficulty hy District Judge Frank Crain. Stebcr hnd pleaded guilty to embezzle men I of company funds, specifically including n deposit slip and three checks. The ndunl amount nf (he em- bezzlement could not be de- lermincd at Ihc trial, bill from testimony, it apparently was from in illution prob- lems encountered today are the direct result of drilling, produc- tion and plugging practices dat- ing back lo the days when Ihere was lillle or no concern on Ihe contractors, operators and land (See BILL, Page 12) future and issuance of the state- ment Tuesday suggested the possibility that the U.S. govern ment might have new intelli- gence information through dip- lomatic or other channels that the Chinese Communists would bold a test atomic explosion in the next few days. It was understood, however, lhat Ihe element of liming was in part speculative so far as Washington is concerned and is related to two other impend- ing events. One is the Red] and Mrs. Anton Dohman, both of. Weesatche; Mrs. William Escn and Mrs. Helen Saltle- maier, both of Victoria, and Mrs. Bertha Wuensch, of Bay- town; four grandchildren and Iwo great-grandchildren. Auger Crushes Worker's Fool Advocate Xcus Service EDNA Conecpeion Castro about received a badly mangled foot about 1 p.m. Tues- day in an industrial accident at Edna Rice Dryer Co. Castro was working with a rice auger when the accident occurred. He was taken lo Memorial Hospital in Ganaclo by a Slavik ambulance, where the fool was amputated. His condition was described as fair Tuesday night. Castro resides in Edna, and has a wife and four sons. Bids Opened For Building o Salt Barrier Advocate N'ews Service SEGUIN Charles B. Jones, a contractor from Boyd in Northeast Texas, was apparent low bidder Tuesday on construc- tion of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority's sail water their diplomatic positions. Council Votes To Admit Married Men as Deacons barrier near the mouth of the Guadalupe in Calhoun County. Joues submitted a bid of 079 for the which will feature debatable rubberized and plastic bags to provide a block against encroachment ol tidal salt water up Ihe Guacj- alupe. This was well within range of the estimate of GBRA engi- neers for the project, which figured the job at a maximum of Second low bid came from McGinnis Bros, of Houston and the third lowes' was from Whittle Construction Co. of Dallas, Seven I bids in all were opened, accord- ling to R. II. Vahl enkanvp, jGBRA general manager. All necessary checking on the oiv bid may be completed in ime to award a contract at he regular monthly meeting of, directors Thursday Stay Denied SAN ANTONIO fed- eral court denied Thursday a state request for a full stay of the court's order allowing serv- icemen to vote in Texas regard- less of where they entered the servic. The action kept the door open for .servicemen who otherwise qualify ns voters by Texas election laws lo cast their hal- lols in (he Noember election. On Aug. 26, the same (hrce- man court declared unconstitu- tional portions of Texas election laws that forbid a serviceman from voting in Texas if he en- tered the service in another state. Request Slay Texas AHy. Gen. Waggoner Chinese anniversay celebration! Carr, a defendant In the suit Oct. 1. The other is a meeting in Cairo Oct. 5 of about 50 non aligned countries. For Anniversary Speculation in official quar- ters here is lhat the Red Chi- nese might wish to announce a successful atomic explosion in connection with the anniversary or as a means of impressing the Cairo conference with Chinese progress in nuclear science. Diplomatic officials said that even if the Chinese Reds carry out the first test successfully, it will still be many years before they can develop the stockpile of weapons ana the delivery systems, such 55 airplanes and rockets, necessary to affect the world's nuclear power balance. Tlie first impact, these au- thorities said, would be diplo- matic because many of the Asian nations would undoubted- ly be impressed with Red Chi- na's power potential and some might feel impelled to reassess What Effect? What if any impact a Commu- nist Chinese lest explosion would have on the U. S. presi- dential campaign remained speculative. But the subject of U. S. nuclear weapons policy and various aspects of foreign relations have figured largely in the campaigns of both President Johnson and Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater. Rusk's statement reflected a new estimate by U.S. experts of Red China's capability to produce an atomic explosive device. Officials said the chie; result of the new estimate svas (See TEST, Page 12) :ilcd by two San Antonio serv- 'cemen, requested an order staying the court's ruling until :he case could be appealed and decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. If the stay order had been sranted, It undoubtedly would have been sometime after the November election before the case could have been decided. Carr, (he court order said, "bound himself at pre-trial con- ferences to use his office as legal adviser lo all state and county officers in aid of com- pliance with the final decision of this court if it should be favorable to plaintiffs." Exemption Permits The judges pointed out Tues- day that servicemen who have been residents of (he slate since Jan. 1, 19D3, or those who have met their 21st birthday and oth- erwise qualify can obtain ex- emption certificates up to Oct.3. To permit the state time to appeal its request for a full stay, the court agreed to sus- pend the injunction and tempo- rarily stay its order from Ocl. 6 lo Oct. 21. If the state lias not received a stay from a higher court by Oct. 20, the original order and injunction of the three-judge court here will go back Into effect. Today's Chuckle VATICAN CITY (AP) The Vatican Ecumenical Council voted approval Tuesday of a historic change lo allow mature married men lo become deac- ons, with many of (he duties of priests. But it refused young single men the right lo marry after entering the diaconatc. It will be up lo the national bishops conferences lo decide for their own countries whether to have a new permanent body of deacons with married men. The bishops also will decide by what standard a married man applying to be a deacon is con- sidered mature. at a council session marked by supporting action from al! the U.S. bishops In attendance for a movement to exonerate Jews of deicidc Cfiod killing) In Ihc Crucifixion. Pope Paul VI wound up the husy day hy receiving in the Slstliie Cluipcl 72 non-Catholic Christian observers (a the coun- cil. He told them he was plan- ning an inlcrfailh study center. The special night audience end- ed will) all reciting (he [.owl's Praynr in unison. In the vole un deacons, Ihc council drew Ihc line at any changes ninny feared might jeopardize the rule of celibacy for priests themselves. Priestly celibacy has been the custom for years. Most enthusiastic support for new deacons comes from areas such as Latin America, Africa and the Far Kast, where priests arc in shortly supply. This is not WEATHER Conlinucd mostly cloudy Wednesday and Thursday, with occasional light rain or thunder- showers. Warmer daytime tem- peratures, with east and norlh- The vote shared the spotlight east winds 8 to 18 m.p.h. Ex peeled Wednesday tempera- lures: Low 72, 80. South Central Texas: Partly dourly Wednesday and Thurs- day wilh a few light showers along the coast Wednesday. High Wednesday 76-86. High Tuesday 75, low 6fi. Precipitation Tuesday: .01. Total for year: 31.17. Tides (Port Lnvnca Port O'Connor Low at p.m., high nl a.m. and Thursday. Sunset C.Mfi Wednesday, siiti- ride Thursday. This Inlm'inatxon based on data (rom Ihc U.S. Wmtier Victoria the case in the United States, and American bishops seem in general not particularly con- cerned with the issue. Strong opposition did come from Francis Cardinal Spell- man, nreh-hishop of New York, however, when Ihc proposal for married men first came up at (he council last year. Cardina' Spellman snid lhat allowing married men lo be deacon! could a loss of student priests among seminarians who might prefer lo be deacons sim- ply so (hey could marry. The council Monday approved the creation of a permanent diaconatc lo aid priests. Though barred from saying or hearing confessions, the dea- cons will be able to baptize, marry couples, Rive communion, administer the sacrament of (he dying rtnd preach. American .support for the dcicido exoneration and similar Heredity is what makes the niolhcr and father of teen-agers wonder a little about each oilier. MEDDLING FEARED Braunfels, June 1, 1965 has Ken set as the completion dead- line for the salt water barrier. Ilioy revise 11 council declara- tion on Jews auain. II has already been revised Joivs arc mil guilly of dcicide." The current version' says in- (Set COUNCIL, Page 12) Verdict Pending In Boy's Death An autopsy report in the death of Robert .Joseph Trcvino three-vveek-old boy who dice early Monday in a San Antonio hospital, was slill awaited by the Victoria Police Department lale Tuesday. The report Is expected to clarify Ihe cause of the child's death. If the report indicates :hat an auto accident in which :he child and his parents were involved is the cause, the child will be listed as the city's fourth 1964 traffic victim. Mrs. Gloria Chavez Trcvino, the child's mother, remained in serious condition at Citizens Memorial Hospital. Her condi hacking from ether bishops lion Monday night was de- created a council trend that scribed ns "about the same." (trnfleri! must consider when Funeral services will be held at a.m. Wednesday at Art- ero Memorial Funeral Home, and nt 10 a.m. al Our Lady of once. Originally it snid: "Tho Sorrows Catholic Church, with the Rev. Richard Toal officiat- ing. Burial will be in Resurrec, tlon Catholic Ccraelery, Pension Reports Draw Wrath of Greek Queen ATHENS. Greece (AP) The wrath ot Queen Mother Frederi- ka, a shrewd and courageous fighter, has been kindled by press reports that a Frederika has been a focus of political controversy for years. Political opponents have ac- cused her and Ihe rest of the Greek royal house of living loo annual pension would be used to'lavishly at public expense. tempt her into retiring to Aus tria. The reports said the govern- ment wants Frederika, 47, to retire to her family estate in Austria and has proposed that Parliament vote her the pension to get her to leave the counulry. Frederika often was accused of political meddling and undue influence over Ihe late King Paul I, her husband. Her critics 'car she might try to dominate King Constantino, 24, her son. married Sept. 18 to Princess Anne-Marie of Den- mark, still is on his honeymoon, [iiecn mother wrote Prc- icorgc Papandreou ex The mier iressing deep indignation over .he suggestions, She said she lad no Intention of leaving 3rcece and asked the premier o cancel the proposed pension. A government spokesman announced tersely lhat the pen- sion issue is "now considered a closed subject." But it is doubl- 'ul if the political temixist swir- uig around her will subside. A charming woman, the Ger- man-born queen mother is a formidable opponent. During the most dcspcrale days of Greece's slruggle with Communist rebels after World War II, Queen Frederika and her lale husband took an active part in the counlry's fight. They frequently journeyed to the front-line danger areas against Ihe advice of their aides and on more than one occasion iiil Ihcir lives in jeopardy. There's one thing she's terr- ibly afraid of, Ihough flying. During flights she will draw ihc curtains on the airplme windows near her and go Ihrough hours of agony. She (Sec PENSION, Page It) INDEX Ueathi Abby Irlevhlofl   

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