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Advocate (Newspaper) - December 1, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 208 Plan To Ax FBI Chief Is Denied While House Position Clear VMSHINGTON (AP) The White House said Monday that President Johnson "never heard of" a reported plan to replace J. Edgar Hoover as director of the FBI. Presidential press secretary George E. Reedy made that comment in denying a News week magazine article de scribing Johnson as a "disen- chanted fan" of Hoover's "who 'had decided by last week that he must find a new chief of Ihe FBI." Reedy said llic President "has never contemplated replacing Mr. Hoover." Itclialilo Source Newsweek stood by its story In a one-sentence statement by editor Osborn Elliott, distribut- ed lo White House newsmen, 11 said: "The report in this week's issue of Newsweek that 'Ihe search is on' for a successor lo Mr. J. Edgar Hoover came from a most reliable source within Ihe While House, and Newsweek stands by the state- ment." Reedy told newsmen: "The President never heai'd of such a plan and never heard ot such on Idea." FBI Mum A spokesman said there would be no comment from Ihe FBI. The Newsweek article said Hoover "has become a figure ot controversy not merely to long-lime leftist critics but among old admirers who won- der whether he has forgotten the motto on his desk." The motto: "Two feet on the ground are worth orie in the mouth." Demand Resignation Some civil rights leaders de- manded Hoovor's resignation after he referred to one of their number, Dr. Martjn Luther King Jr., most notorious Kine voiffid W-tferriahd. also -attacked the Warren Commission report for its criticism of Ihe FBI's role in events preceding the assassina- tion of President John F. Ken- nedy. Newsweek said Kennedy's brother, former Atly. Gen. Rob- ert F. Kennedy, is described by Iriends as bitter toward Hoover. TELEPHONE HI S-1451 TEXAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1964 "One reason magazine said, may 'that the the FBI ination: "Dear when I director, always technically his subordinate, never bothered to send him a note of condolence on his brother's death." An FBI spokesman said Hoov- er sent this note to Robert Ken- nedy on the day of the assass- Bob: Words fail me try to tell you how grieved I am over the terrible tragedy of the death of the President. I am heartstick for your family in its loss of a be- loved member, and heartsick for our natron which could so ill afford to lose its leader. "Sincerely, Edgar." Joseph Rauh, national vice chairman of Americans for Democratic Action, said he agrees with Negro leaders that the FBI has been ineffectual in enforcement el civil rights in the South. Interviewed on the Westing- house Broadcasting Co. radio program "Washington View- EsUblhbtd 18W 12 HEAVILY DAMAGED BY This home at 901 S. Navarro was badly damaged by fire Monday morn- ing, with a short in a radio-record player believed as the cause. Mrs Lupe Mendez and her family who lived in the building, were not home when the fire broke out. Damage was estimated at to the build- ing, and at to its contents. (Ad- vocate Pholo) 'Cents Rebels Gain Ground in Stanleyville Belgian Plane Lost in Jungle tEOPOLDVILLE, the 'Congo (AP) Sharp fighting broke out Monday around Stanleyville Airport where a Belgian plane crashed Sunday amid heavy rebel sniper fire, killing 7 of 15 persons oh board. Flights into Stanleyville were turned back. It was not clear whether the Belgian chartered to] iiansport refugees, was.iiil by] rebel (ire. ,or had 'mechanical, difficulties on its takeoff run. It crashed into a jungle at the end of the runway. "The situation in SlaiilcvviHe is far from a spokesman said. Reports! reaching Leopoldville indicated (ho rebels had regained virtual- lj complete control of' Stan- leyville. Congolese Army troops held the jungle-edged airport. Six Belgians U.S., Soviet Near In Payment Feud V PROBE TO REOPEN New Accusations Today If Senate Rules Committee said Reynolds last Friday about the Home Fire Does ,500 Damage A swiftly moving fire gutted firemen arrived. The flaming S. Monday morn-, ng. Damages were estimated at to the building, and 500 to contents. There were no injuries. No- body was home at the lime. However, when firemen ar- rived shortly before a.m., children were still believed in- side the structure. The residence las been occupied by Mrs. Lupe Vlendez, and is owned by J. D. 2905 Morgan. Fire Chief Casey Jones said :hat flames were already pour- building caused heavy smoke to pour over a large section of the city. Two rooms on the north side School Site Purchase in Port Okayed [Belgians three of them crew- men and the seventh was a Congolese. Among the survivors fund. was Col. Albert Liegeois, a Bel- gian.who is a commander In the Congo drive. government's anti-rebel Loom for Baker Clash Due WASHINGTON (AP) The Monday insurance man Don B, Reynolds will head a testifying in hearings on his Six of the plane dead were allegation of an illegal alleged payoff but that Reynolds talked .At answering questions on other major matters unless Sen..John J. Williams, R-Del., could be present. It was through dy-Johnson national campaign Williams that Reynolds had contribution to the 1960 Kenne- Stanleyvillc because fighting was MB] j By JUKI' BAKliK Advocate News Service PORT LAVACA The of 'the building escaped serious damage. Heavily damaged were a bedroom, the living room, and bathroom. Fire Marshal George Sirmon said that the apparent cause of the blaze was a short in an elec- trical radio and record player in. a bedroom. More than an hour was re- quired to extinguish tht blaze, ng from the to do the necessary cleanup! Approves New Facilities for Bank dis- trict school board authorized purchase of a 50-acre tract, lo- cated across Highway. 35 By- Pass west ot Sandcrab Stadium, approved drawings for covered walkways for two schools and 'approved the internship pro- gram for prospective school ad- ministrators at a called meeting Monday night before going into another executive session. On one flight turned back atjbcmocrat. There were indications Rey- nolds may level other accusa- tions against Bobby Baker, once 9 top Senate aide and influential of the Michael Lennox P. the committee's special counsel, TY t i, .1 L> VUUUIOV1, Hoare, commander of the white (old a news conference Key- mercenaries who led Congolese nolds will get a chance to tell forces iiilo Stanleyville last Tuesday from the witness stand it a witness? Tuesday to join Belgian para- troopers in the rescue of white hostages amid a massacre. The; Congolese troops re- mained after the pullout of the Belgians over the weekend. Congolese Army Chief Joseph Mobutu ordered newsmen to stay away from Stanleyville. his version of an alleged diver- sion of funds from the Washing- .on D. C. stadium construction project into the 1960 campaign added "He said ha would testify coffers. Rebel shooting snipers have at planes in been Stan- mncipal accuser in hearings on he big-money business dealings of Baker. leyville ever .since government and Bfi.'gian forces moved into the former rebel capital. he names of Baker and Demo- cratic politician Matthew H. Me- Closkey, a former ambassador The purchase action, at a cost Farther to the north, about F 9fVl fVindnlnea. Jr-ruvnc. tnA a Ireland, in connection with reporter the reference was to of authorized Presi-! dent Fred Bergeron and Secre-j .lafy Marvin Boyd to execute: with! Leveridge of Mrs. Margaret Victoria. Victoria Planning Commission n a special session Monday af- ernoon with representatives of American Bank of Commerce, decided to recommend city coun- cil grant the bank a permit to construct new, enlarged facili- ties on unplatted properly it 11 :isl" Announcement was made that' 'funds the purchase "ate, [available from the school'bond structed on a porlion of thejissuo and will insure'the dis-i bank's property, just1 north of Baptist Temple. In all, the bank owns about seven square blocks purchased several years ago from both Margaret L. and J. Bernard Wood. trict of a site for a future' school. The board approved drawings pro >hn owns just north of Baptist Tern )le on Laurent Street. The commission also gave pre- liminary approval to the bank's proposed plat, which in- cludes plans for the bank to con-i struct, at is expense, a road! around the south'and. east edges; of its tract. The road] will tie in with the existing Brazos Street at Laurent and enter Red River on the east side of the Medical Center. i was put into the record that! vhen the city decides to widen] jaurent Street, the bank will inquish 10.9 feet of right-of-way along its west property line in consideration of new curb and gutter to be provided at that) '.iine by the city. Bank President Bill Noble and Attorney Bill Fly pointed out iiiai the building plans call for the new facility to be 131 feet; cast of the current Laurent! Street right-of-way line, or ap-' in An nnn r.i line which would pro- AateW deeply boHcyes in. civil rights orj Nobje said is ex. Jan. J, expects to oc- by next Ifali: He told Ihe commission that on-site drainage would tie in with the city drainage system. The new building will be con- First Freeze In Forecast The Victoria area was ex- pected to gel its first freeze of. llic winter early Tuesday morning with flic U.S. Weather Bureau at Foster Field predicting a drop in temperatures to near 'JO degrees. However, the cold weather drought In with a norther early Monday morning may not lie around for long. The maximum temperatures forecast for Tuesday Is 02 degrees, anil (he long rcnge forecast calls for a warm- ing Wcdncsdny and Timrsday. Following scattered frost and a light freeze Tuesday morning. Hie resl of (lie diiy is supposed to be partly cloudy iviwls six lo 12 miles jicr hour, becoming southerly Tuesday, presented by John Russo of Cor pus Christi for covered walk- of poured concrete at Wil- Elemenlary and Calhoun High School al an estimated cost of He was aulhorized to prepare specifications and ad- Ivertize for bids, with bid open- ling set for -Dec. 15 al 8 P.M. j Approval was also given lo the internship program for prospcc- jlive school administrators, spon- jsored by the University of Tex'- jas, and appropriated to fi- i nance the one-half semester sal- jary for llie internee. 200 Congolese Army troops led by 30 while mercenaries cap- tured the lown of Bunia where several hundred whitJe> hostages we're believed to have been held. The troops reported no sign of the hostages and dipto- mats in Leopoldville expressed belief that they had been taken lo Walsa, north of Bunia. Jump Canceled Diplomats had reported ihe purported payoff deal. the Belgians had scheduled a jump on Bunia but called it off because of reports that the whites had been moved out. Forty other white refugees arrived in Leopoldville, includ- ing a British missionary, F. J. Cunningham, his American- born wife 'and two children, John, 3, and Elizabeth, 1. The only other American known here to be in rebel terri- tory was William McChesney, 28. He was last reported near Wamba. In Phoenix, ney's parents Ariz., McChes- said they had The program was introduced bcen informed by their son's one per cent drop in larceny in cities with' over iby Dr. J. Lyle Hill at the March !l2, 1964, meeting. It is a two- year program for teachers with potential administrative abilities with B. A. degrees, or a one-1 year program for those having master's degree, and involves serving the last semester as an intern in a selected schools. Supl. C. D. Holmes stated thei was not a budgeted [but .money was available lo fi- inance it. i H. M. Benge, a former Cal- :boiin teacher who taught in Sea-, drift, has been selected lo serve i (See PORT, Page 7) n1.' ba. Reynolds has emerged as the give it to me. dence Reynolds has sought to link which McLendon said he questioned made public his allegations about a payoff deal. Asked whether this means that Reynolds would be in posi- tion-to spring some surprise tes- timony when the hearings re- open Tuesday, McLendon coun- tered with a question of his wn: "Do you know any way to lira McLendon declined to say what other matters he had tried to discuss with Reynolds. He in public about it, but wouldn't McLendon said the committee staff also has turned up evl- matter with concerning a "deals purely crime" involving no one co- nected with the Senate. A well-placed source told a (See BAKER, Page 7) Local Crinie Rate Drops, National Statistics Jmnp Victoria enjoyed i 13 per cent reduction in crime offenses for that the first nine months of 1964 as gwated assaults, 23; larceny compared to the same period in and over, 22; auto thefts, 19; burglaries, 17, and robberies and 1963 despite ..13 per cent hTpeTce .v over Ihe nalion, according 16 statistics released ?tfonday by the police department and the Federal Bureau of Investiga- "ion. The crime report shows re- Juclions in all seven categories tocalty except for; murders which total was unchanged from last year. i: On the other hand, there.were increases in all six population brackets listed in the national report with the excaplln.: of Evangelization Cmsade, that he ooo in population. had been found dead near Warn- The ,argest dccrease Wnmba was said to been 'ffi? to 'er categories were robberies, 14 per cent; auto thefts, eight per cent; burglaries, seven per cent and larceny and over, five per cent. i This compared to large increases in crimes in cities in he same to popu i. These socialed Press correspondenl (See CONGO, Page 7) Oinckle Some people have no tal- ent for counting calories JUH! tlicy have llic figures to prove it lation bracket as Victoria, cities reported a total '19 Burrcll S. Jones looking for! a good soaking rain andj" Norvel McCauley putting, in a bid for thai kind of weather also Getting the Christmas spirit WEATHER Scattered frosl and lighl; freeze early Tuesday morning. 1 Clear lo partly cloudy arid _._, warmer Tuesday afternoon Mrs' Les Waters, Mrs. Buddy through Wednesday. Variable early were Mrs. A. G. Taweel, Boehni, Mrs. John McGuill, Mrs. Manley Williams, Mrs. Whatlny and Mrs. Arthur Keene, winds 6 to 12 m.p.h. becoming southerly at 6 to 15 m.p.h. Tuesday night and Wednesday. busy with a decorating project Expected Tuesday lempera- G. W. Startz of Fleming lures: Low, about 30; high 62. South Prairie, formerly of Alice, firt- ally gelling in to become better acquainted Jack Lenz ad- milting he was looking forward to trip to West Texas to hunt mule deer Dave Dreyer of Cuero approving of a favorite Tides (Port Lavaca-Port column in this newspaper where O'Connor Lows at lie can keep up with his friends a.m. and p.m. Tuesday and OKU-; Migl chauffeuring htghs at p.m. Tuesday and his wife on a series of errands in new automobile Gene Jtrftr wondering if people were level: 30.36. doing their Christnss shopping early from the size and number rise Wednesday. of packages people curry these days Mr. UK) Mn. Robert Heard, re- ported doing well, after a re to Central Texas: Clear partly cloudy and warmer Tuesday and Wednesday. High Tuesday. 54 north'68 south. Temperatures Monday: Low high 58. a.m. Wednesday. Barometric pressure at sea Sunset Tuesday. Sun- Weather extremes for this Clfart Heard, son of date: Low 26 In 1911; high 67 In 1933. This mtormanDji baMd an Irom UM..US Wollur lutuu OLYMPIC CHAMP Fred Han- sen, 23, (center) Cuero is in Wash- ington, D.C. today with other U.S. Olympic gold medal winners os a guest of President Johnson Rt, a luncheon. Admiring Hansen's medal are members of his family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Hanson, sister Lisa, 12, and brother Frank, 20. Hansen, hold- er of the world's record in pole vault-__Pholo) _. feel, 4 the gold medal at ,the Olympics in Japan ear- lier in the year, His winning vault was 16 feet, 8% inches. Hansen will do; post-graduate work at Rice Univer- sity and the University of Houston starting in January. He plans to en- roll at the Texas Dental School fn Houston next September. (Advocate per cent upswing in crime offenses including forcible rapes, 37; ag- TalksFail Russian Voting Rights tit Stake UNITED NATIONS, M.Y. AP) Diplomats plunged into ntense negotiations Monday night in a to avert a IF.S.-Soviet showdown in .he General Assembly Tuesday on the big issue of Russian non- layment: for peacekeeping >rojects. Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Soviet Aljnister An- drei A. Gromyko met during the day without, they said, any con- clusive result. If the two btg powers stay on collision course, the Soviet Un- ion could be deprived of U.N. voting powers. Hold Position Through the eve of the assem- bly, the Soviet Union held to the position that It would not' par- ticipate in the costs of 'peace- keeping ordered, by the assem- bly, contending that only the Security Council, where the big [lower veto powers lie, can or- der such projects. There was a possibility that the assembly might recess quickly after opening its twice- postponed., fall thus slaving ''off .a Vconfrontation which most'of the 112 members want to avoid. Rusk met with Gromyko dur- ing the afternoon in what both termed an "inconclusive" ses- sion. They agreed to-talk again in a few days. offenses ranged trom a 10 per cent rise in murders to a 2; per cent high in forcible rapes Auto thefis rose 16 per cent aggravated assaults 15 per cent larceny and over 13 por cent and robberies and burglaries each cent. The suburban area continued Its sharp upward trend record ing a 20 per cent increase. In the group of cities with popula- U.S. Adlai Uncertain Ambassador Adlal Stevenson met privately with members of the Latin American The national upswing in crime group at V.N. Asked afterward if there would be a Soviel-U.S. confrontation Stevenson replied: "1 don't think so, but I wish I knew." Meanwhile, Russians is- sued a tough-worded statement "categorically" opposing the idea of putting off for any lengthy period important Gen- eral Assembly matters while talks on financing go on. But U.S. sources said they tions of or more, crime expect the Russians will want to increased 12 per cent whereas the rural area had an eight fSee U.S., Page 7) cent rise. 01 SHOPPING DAYS fclTILL CHRISTMAS FAMILY EVENT LBJ To Honor Olympic Champs Soviets Launch Rocket to Mars MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Union launched a heavy earth satellite Monday and from It sent a rocket speeding toward Mars in a race with the JJ.S.. rocket Mariner 4. Mariner 4 already is heading for a rendezvous with Mars. Launched Saturday, the U. ,S. rocket is intended to pass within miles of Mars in July, take pictures for 25 minutes and ra- dio them to earth. The official Soviet news agen- cy Tass announced the launch- ing of the Soviet rocket. It sai( "the last stage of the carriet rocket placed the heavy wUfi- cial earth satellite on an inter- mediate orbit. WASHINGTON (AP) All he Johnsons will be hosts at the White House Tuesday to mem- bers of the United States team 1946 championship basketball team at the University of Arizo- na, and Stan Musial, longtime St. Louis Cardinals baseball who won medals at the Olympic star who now Is special consul- tant to the President for physi-1 lames in Tokyo. Officers of the U.S. Olympic Committee also have been Invit- ed lo lunch at the White House. And not only the President and Mrs.: Johnson, but daugh- ers Lynda and Luci, win serve as hosts. So will members of the government who have well-known athletes. been The latter include associate ustice Byron R. of Ihe Supreme Court, an All-America ootball star at the University of u s Olyrn'oic Colorado, 'and later a sional; Secretary of the Interior "The nation Stewart L. 1 Conn IKnttU cal fitness. At the close of the Olympics, Johnson invited all American medal winners and officers of the Olympic Committee to lunch at the While House, but delayed! the date because many of the athletes had commitments in olber countries after the games. In his original Invitation, ex- tended to and through Kenneth L. Wilson, as resident of the John is proud of its guard on the Olympic representatives and their accomplishments. Please my warm congratulations to the committee and the whole team. Would lika to greet all of iyou personally at the White J House. Since thai Is impracli- j cal, please invite on my behalf, LBJ. Put 1) I, Make it easy for Santa Clam by reading Advocate advertise- ments anil then use some o( the savings lo pay your Advo- cate subscription promptly when due. Your cooperation If greatly acorecialcd. ;