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   Advocate (Newspaper) - December 2, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 209 TELEPHONE- HI f-14ll VICTORIA, TEXAS; WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1964 34 Cents ILN. Opens With Big 4 Agreement Fight Avoided! By U. S., Russia UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) The U.N. General Assembly launched its fall session Tuesday Bfter the Big Four powers agreed in dramatic down-to-the deadline negotiations to head off a U.S.-Soviet collision over peacekeeping assessments. Tension eased in the big blue and gold Assembly hall as Sec- retary General U Thanl an- nounced that in consultation with him a formula had been devised to permit the world'or- ganization to proceed with non controversial business. He said he undertook itegolia lions "for the sole purpose oi avoiding a confrontation." Paved Way The agreemcnl payed the way for more U.S.-Soviet negotia tios on basic issues involved in (he U.N.' financial crisis. The next round will take plac Wednesday when U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk meets again with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gfbmyko. Quickly the Assembly name< Alex Quaison-Sackey of Ghana as its new president the firs blnck African to head the body Carlos Sosa Rodriguez o Venezuela, the retiring presl dent, announced that. Quaison Sackey was the only candidate and that if.there was no ob jcction he would be declarer the president. No Objections Nobody objected and ap plause rocked the assemblj hall. the Assembly ad milled three new members- Malta, Malawi'- and. and boosted the U.N. member ship to 115. The U.N. startec with 51 members in 1946. Representing the Big Fou powers in the talks with Than in his 3fllh floor suite were U.S Ambassador Adlai E. Steven son, Soviet Ambassador Niko lai T. Fedorenko, British Min ister of the State Lord Carado and French Ambassador Rage Seydoux. Also Present Present also were Quaison Sackey and Sosa Rodriguez Algerian Ambassador Tewii Bouattoura, and El Salvado Ambassador Alvarez Vidaurre They staved off a U. S.-Sovie confrontation over application o Article 19 of the U.N. Charte which says that any country tv, years in arrears on its 'asses merits shall lose its Assemb vote. The Soviet Union and six olhe Communist countries are tw years behind on peacekeepin assessments, and the Unite States look the position that a situation arose demanding vole the article must be appliet This evoked a threat from tl Soviet Union to walk out of Ih Assembly if it was deprived of its vote. Both the Soviet Union and France, which will be Iwo years behind on Jan. I, contend that peacekeeping assessments wore illegal because they were approved by the Assembly in- stead of the Security Council. There was no indication that LB J Urges Intensified Campaign in Viet Nam Wore Aid Expected U.S. Increase Seen In War Effort WASHINGTON (AP) Presi ent Johnson ordered Ambassa- _ of Maxwell D. Taylor Tuesday vmg Bobby Baker and Phila delphia contractor Matthew H McCloskey. Reynolds, a Maryland insur ance agent, testified at a stormy WHERE KIKE STARTED Firemen from several aiea departments com- bine efforts above to wipe out "hot spots" remaining alter a fire in the Bob Massey home south of Inez had been brought under control Tuesday evening. The fire started, according to Mrs..Massey, in a bedding closet svhere firemen above are working. Hie upstairs section gutted by the fire, but downstairs damage was limited to smoke and water effects. (Advocate Photo) Ranch Home Struck With Blaze By JAMES SIMONS I Advocate Staff Writer A fire of undetermined cause! raked the top floor of the ranch home of Robert Massey' 21 miles east of Victoria Tues- day night and officials later Save a damage estimate of Mrs. Massey, her six children arid a maid were in the colonial- style home when (he fire broke out shortly after 6 p.m. but all managed to leave safely. Amazingly fast work by mem- bers of five fire departments and hundreds of volunteers con tained the flames to the top floor, and practically all of the contents were pulled out of the home without being damaged. Massey, who owns the Koonlz lanch on which the home is lo- cated, was hunting in .the Alpine area with George Armstrong and John Kceran and was due back home Tuesday nighl or agreement was near on (See U. N., Page 0) this Pope Begins Historic Jet Trip to India ROME (AP) Pope Paul VI left Italy by jet plane for India Wednesday on a voyage he dedi- cated to friendship with the non- Christian peoples of Asia and to peace and love for all the peo- ples of the world. The Roman Catholic spiritual ruler left Rome's Fiumicino Airport for Bombay at a.m P.M. Tuesday CST) aboard an Air India Boeing 70? Jetliner. It is the longest papal voyage ase in Tin tftnlr rtff in he west as Foster.Field, burnec a gaping hole in-the roof nea he chimney. Clean-up opera ions began shortly after th Ire was declared under con rol and firemen were keepin Wednesday morning. He was a close watch over ashes th: notified of the fire Tuesday night by telephone. The blaze was discovered by one .of the Massey children when the door leading to thc'iip stairs portion was opened. The child yelled, and Mrs. Massey responded to the call, rushed upstairs and looked for the source of the fire, which she finally found in a bedding closet. She immediate- ly called the Victoria Fire De- partment and then drove to the California Ranch, owned by an aunt wid uncle. Dr. and Mrs, Maury Campbell. From there, other fire departments were called. Responding to the alarm be- sides two Victoria County units directed by Fire Chief Casey Jones, were the volunteer de- partments from Edna, Vander- bilt, Inez and Telferner. Cattle spraying units from nearby anches were also put into scrv- ce. Jones estimated that gallons of water were poured on the large structure. He said the fire was under control aboul five minutes after the first units arrived at the scene. The bottom floor of the 13- room home received extensive water damage and no fire dam- simmered in various parts .he structure. Members of the Inez depar nent were planning to stay a he home overnight, in order-' irevent further outbreaks .he fire. The original portion of tl residence is well over 50.yea: old with various additions ma< jver the years. It was original known as the old McCutcheo home, which was purchased 1 (See FIRE, Page 3) Sir. and Sirs. Albert Rosen- quest marking their 37th wed- ding anniversary Dclbt-rll in a brief speech distributed Crocker proving to be the airport but not delivered in history. He took off in a driving rain. The specific goal of his trip was a Roman Catholic gather- ing, Hie 38th International Eu- charistic Congress in Bombay. But the purpose extended be- yond that, with significance for the Church's drive loward re- newal and fraternity with the non-Catholics of the world. Jones said the fife, which could he seen as far away lo INDEX ,y Editorial ........4 Asiroloav .......S Goren Bitths ............2.Markets a Women'i 12 Television ........3 Driver Kills Zoo's Swan Victoria Children's Zoo lost one of its more popular attractions Tuesday after- noon to what Zoo Com- missioner Lester A. Meis de scribed as a speeding mo- torist. Meis said one of (he two Australian black swans, brought here about a year ago, was killed. The swans, along with several varieties of geese and ducks, have been quar- tered at the Optimist Club fishing ponds adjacent to Riverside .Golf .Course, where they frequently con- gregate along the road to be feil by children. Meis reported the incident to City Manager John Lee anil to Police Chief John Guseman, who said that an attempt will be made to learn the identity the driver whose car killed the bird. STORMY HEARING WASHINGTON Bible quoting B. Reynolds told Senate investigators Tuesday :hat he was the "bag man" in a political kickback Invol consult urgently with South let Nam on measures to "im- rove" the war effort against ontinuing and increased North ielnamese support of the Com- Tiunisl Viet Cong through Laos. The presidential directive was road enough in its scope to step p the fighting within South Viel am. And it did not rule out Jier measures, including air trikes against North Vietna- mese supply routes arid person- el in Laos' mountainous jungle All Assistance The White House issued a 400- rord statement following a our meeting between Johnson nd his top advisers, including: ecretary of State Dean Rusk; ecretary of Defense Robert S. IcNamara; John McCone, di- ector of the Central Intelli- Reynolds Describes Role As 'Bag Man' for Baker hearing of the Senate Rules Commtitee that he received for his role in what he described as "a coverup" trans- action. "It was given to me for being the bag he said. Reynolds took the stand at an open hearing after appearing Before the committee in closed session and introducing some new. angles into the case which are being kept secret until they have been checked out by com- miltee investigators. McCloskey, former ambassa- dor, to Ireland and Democratic fundraiser, has denied any knowledge of what Reynolds Wheeler, chairman of the oint Chiefs of Staff. Johnson again stated that it is policy to provide "all nd useful assistance to he South Vietnamese people and government in their strug- gle to defeat the externally sup- insurgency and aggres- ence Agency; and Gen. Earle says was an extra pay- ment on the premium of a per conducted against OM through .ion being them." Forceful Terms In more forceful terms than any used heretofore, the White House statement focused on termed "the acciitnuiat- irig evidence of continuing and increased North Vietnamese support of the Viet Cong and of North Vietnamese forces in, and passing through, the territory of Laos in violation of the Geneva accords of 1962." The accords brought about the neutralization of Laos. The reference to North Viet- namese forces passing through Laos significantly did not state their destination, but laid the ba- sis for further action if these forces are engaging in the South Viet Nam fighting. Difficult Situation The State Department has said repeatedy in the past that here has been substantial infil- jration from North Viet Nam, although there has been no re- ports of North Vietnamese army jnits fighting as units in South Viet Nam. In instructing Taylor, to con- sult with the South Viet Nam government, Johnson told him form ance bond. Reynolds said he acted as broker for the bond after Me- Closkey's firm won the conlrac for a million District o Columbia Stadium. The charge that was added to the bill, and that this was chahnelet Baker into the 196C Kennedy Johnson campaign fund was aired in Senat DON B. REYNOLDS speech Sept. 1 by Sen. John J Williams, K-Del. The Senal ordered a reopening of the dor mant Baker hearings. Reynolds was the first wiI ness at the reopened inquiry. H testified the arrangements wer discussed in his presence b Baker and McCloskey at a 195 breakfast. One of the bthe guests was former S. Truman, said, but Truman Presiden Reynold was no present during the alleged pay off discussion. Reynolds once was a busines artner of Baker, former secre- ary to the Senate's Democratic najority wfco is slated to testify aler this week. At one point eynolds testified Baker told im he'd "better be quiet" bout the alleged payoff, quoting aker as saying "I've talked lo ordan and I have access lo the commiltee has." Sen. B. Everelt Jordan, D- V.C., the committee chairman, iroke in angrily and said: "That's a lie. I've never alked to Bobby Baker except when he was appearing as a itness before this committee." During another exchange Sen. Carl Curtis; R-Neb. accused, j. P. McLendoh, special coun- sel to the committee, of trying o discredit. Reynolds' testi- mony. I'm after the Mc- retorted. Reynolds pulled out a Bible and opened il, saying: "I refer the committee to read the 32nd verse of St. John and stop using semantics to misinterpret what I say." He explained later he referred to the 8lh chaper, 32nd verse, which says: 'And ye shall know the truth, and the truth, shall make you free." Reynolds protested several times that "you have to under- stand what I mean inside of (See REYNOLDS, Page S) Murder Charge Filed in Crash Newi Service REFUGIO A murder without malice charge was tiled here Tuesday against Fernando Galvan, 22, of Port Lavaca following investigation of last Friday morning's traffic accident'eight miles south of Tivoli that claimed the life of Ernest E. VanMetre of. Victoria. The charge was filed in Justice of the Peace John skeptical about a diagnosis of motor trouble M. C. Steel- hammer discussing the quality of good dry sausage Mem- bers of Ihe St. Joseph's Moth- er's Club reminded lo bring rummage to the school cafeteria for the rummage sale to be held from to p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat- jecause of the rain, the Pope ermed his journey "a trip of jeace and of love." He said it "seeks to unite all peoples in closer bonds of mutual understanding and friendship, making them ever (See POPE, Page 9) urday still talkine Mabel Ann Miller about the big buck she saw when she was out with- out a rifle Floyd Bailey finally bagging a buck Hen- ry Matched and Jack Morrison watching "progress" but refus- ing the title of sidewalk super- intendents G. Lucehese and Mrs. Hermaa Stephens stopping for coffee and discussing the March of Dimes campaign Mrs. J. L. Brady home from fort Worth where had surg- ery and is doing fine L. B. Gerdes hoping to get the Christ- mas spirit sooner than he usual- ly does Laura Umlang en- joying a busy day, even if she does become a bit weary Joe MUam having an .auto to auto conversation until traffic encouraged him to continue the exchange at Another-time Mrs. C. T, reminding members of the board of direc- tors of the local American Can- cer Society chapter, to attend a meeting noon Wednesday at the Navarro Restaurant. Brochure To Be Mailed On Bond Issue Projects 2nd All-Division UF Report Due A second all-division report meeting of the Victoria County United Fund will be held at noon Wednesday at Continental fnnr according to Ken Nathan, campaign chairman. Nathan said all divisions are urged lo complete their part in the campaign and report the re- sults at this lime, since there is less than a week left in the annual drive. There will be one more re port meeting. The campaign goal this year is A week ago, 76 per cent of the goal has been raised Chuckle A secretary who resigned from her job explained ber reason for quitting: she wai taking so many coffee breaks .she couldn't .sleep nights. Most Victoria home owners his will receive a de- .ailed four-page brochure oul- ining major features of: Ihe work to be accomplished If a bond issue of is passed next Tuesday. Financed by tions and compiled by a citizens advisory committee, the bro- chure has been endorsed by all members of City Council and the administration. In addition lo a cover picture of the new city hall-police head- quarters which is to be built with part of the bond money; it also carries a picture of an un- derpass such as the state will build on Laurent Street and a map of thoroughfare street pav- ing projects yet to be accom- pushM under an existing pro- Taxpayers will ballot on two The need for both new city tall and police facilities is de- tailed in Ihe brochure. Insuffi- cient space for present city em- proposals which In the election, ir absentee -votes hac been cast through Tuesday, with earmarked for the city hall complex and the remaining for street improvcmenj j Livestock Show Plans Discussed Twenty livestock show offi cials, members of the Victoria Jaycees and others with an in- terest in the annual Victoria that County Livestock Show, spon- sored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, met Tuesday eve- ning in Town Hall to form a tentative schedule of events for the March 12-15 exposition. Generally, the show is expect- ed to have the same format as last year though some events were shifted to different times The style show, formerly helc on Sunday afternoon, is now scheduled for Friday evening Taylor said the problems Of This change made it possible for 1 officials to schedule the entire Shetland pony show, one of the main spectator attractions each year, for Sunday afternoon. Livestock will be sifter Friday previous to the 4 p.m downtown parade. On Saturday swine and sheep classes will b< judged during the morning and calves from to 2 p.m. Fol lowing these junior events, al commercial breeding animals Brahman, Angus and Here- ford will be judged, A fiddlers' contest is set foe (See SHOW, Page 9) should be taken to improve the situation in all its aspects." The White House statement did not seek to place any rosy glow on the Viet Nam situation. It said the political situation is still difficult, with the new government of Prime Minister Tram Van Huong making a de- termined effort lo strengthen national unity and maintain law and order. (See LBJ, Page 0) 9fll S. Main St. in Victoria, suf- ered a broken jaw and a cut on is chin in the accident that left .Irs. Laverne Bianchi, 37, of Vursery, suffering from -internal nd head injuries. She remain- ed in critical condition Tuesday light iii a Corpus Christi hos- pital. Fishing Trip Also injured but not seriously concerning integration two of Mrs. Bianchi's chil- of the school program will rn- dren, Michael, 9, and Julia, 6, and Charles yanMelre, 17. ;hey were returning to Victoria rom a fishing trip when the ac- cident occurred. WEATHER Mostly and warmer through Thursday, with south- erly winds 12-lo 25 m.p.h. Ex- pected Wednesday temperatures Lo' iw 58, high South Central Texas: Mostly cloudy Wednesday and Thurs- day. Warmer Wednesday. High Wednesday 65-80. High Tuesday. 69, Tides' (Port Lavaca-Port O'Connor Lows at and p.m., highs at p.m. and 2 a.m. Thursday. Barometric pressure at sea level: 29.89. .Sunse Wednesday sun- rise Thursday Weather extremes for this date: Low 32 In 1911, high 85 In 1926. This inlormanim Mltd on data from the U.S W.iUn.r BurMU Vlclorlt Oflln. ployes, plus the complete lack of any room for expansion of city services, is cited; as the chief need for a new city hall. :The brochure points to lack of security and inability in the present facilities to keep prison- ers segregated from the public, or from each other according to age and offense, as the primary need for new police facilities. Of equal interest to taxpay- ers, however, is the fact point- ed up in the brochure that the proposed bond issue can be ac- complished wilh no increase whatever in taxes. The entire proposed bond pro; gram has been summed up by Publicity Chairman Dave Lack as "a lot for a very liltle." Highlighted in the street map Half Holiday Set After Christmas Victoria will be "open an  each other in the end of the year. Included in the brochure is the their particular lines and arriv work which the SUte Highway at whether they will follow suit Department will do, at a cost he asked, of some .w'U supplement the city's own bond work. This includes the exten- sion of Navarro Street as a ma- jor thoroughfare and lire im- provements to be made on the Laurent-Calhoun system. cause of their individual com pany policies, he explained, bu those who can make the de cision themselves have voicec an inclination to lake the doub! holiday. teele's court after County Ally. D. Hall accepted a complaint igned by Highway Patrolman red Clements. Examining Trial An examining trial was sched- led for 9 a.m. Wednesday in Cuero Calls Bond Vote On Schools Advocate News Service CUERO The Cuero School Board has called a school bond election for Dec. 12. If the bond issue is approved by voters, 38 new classrooms will be constructed and 35 ex- isting classrooms will be reno- vated. New classrooms will be built where needed. The December election will be held about three months after the last school bond election. Last September, voters defeat- ed a proposed bond is- teele's court. SUgup( Marvin Kirkman Galyan, whose wife resides at (jle Dec. 12 election was called after the school board had re- ceived a petition signed by 28 persons. The board voted un- animously to call the election. Voting will be held at the Jun- ior High School from 8 a.m. un- til 7 p.m. Walter Pieper will be election judge. Mrs. Bernard Lempa and Eddie Brown will serve clerks. Kirkman said school district main in effect. These permit policies students, with the aid and consent of their parents, to choose the campus at which they wish to attend school. SPEED URGED Mail Volume Record Expected for Christmas A record volume of mail for Ihe Christmas season, and for to be delivered on lime. the year of 1964, was predicted Tuesday by Postmaster Paul Berthelot.. "It's an easy he said, "because mail volume has Keen rising at a rate n( nearly Ihree "per cent a year for the sast several years. This is par- ticularly evident during the Christmas season." The increase for this year is expected to be even higher, Berthelot said, estimating .that it possible for the.holiday mail 'Imagine what il would be like if we had to handle all of the .holiday mails in'the last week" before Christmas 1" He suggested Saturday as Uie deadline for mailing but of town packages. "Don't worry about Christmai parcels being delivered too ear- he cautioned. "Just mark 'Don't Open Until Christmas' en Ihe front.'" He noted that when parking a it may hit eight per cent. The.____. Victoria Post Office expects to' i a v c moved approximately! three million pieces of mail by (See MAIL, Page I) Ten per cent of this1 total will be bandied in a period of less than three weeks r.s Christ- Some firms cannot close be- mas approaches, Berthelot com men ted. "Without the assistance of the public, we would be In a he said. "People who shop ear- ly and gel their cards and par- cels Into the mails early make Of) SHOPPING DAYS LtlllU I   

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