Advocate (Newspaper) - December 3, 1964, Victoria, Texas S THE SCRIPTURES IN PRACTICE Parishioners of Refugio Church Turn Gifts Into Christian Stewardship I i By TOM E. KITE Advocate Staff Writer HEFUGIO Stuulay morning In September stew- ards in Kefiigio's First Methodist Church walked down the aisles, as usual, passing the collection plates down through the pews. But Instead of digging In- to their wallets, member.'! reached Into the collection plate and look a crisp new K bill. Before Ihe month was out, more than KM of the church's money had been distributed to parish- loners, Charity beginning al home? No. says the Rev, James W, Campbell, pastor. It all goes back to Ihe parable of the talents. Each member, or group of members, Is in invest his which in biblical terminology Is a unit of coinage. "K isn't strictly a money- raising the Rev. Air. Campbell explains. "This, for many of our members, Is the first ex- perience in investing a gift." It is designed, he explains, "to make our people think more about the philosophy of care- taking or investment of God- given rather than thinking of steward- ship in terms of "giving." Returns from Ihe invest- ments come back to the church, U4 Ike entire pro- gram ii scheduled to close oa the first Sunday in Jan- uary with members report- Ung toe Increase of their "talents." "How is it working? Four couples pooled their talents, staged a barbe- cued chicken supper, and netted more than profit after taking out their original "talents" for op. crating capital. Each mem- ber Is free to decide wheth- er be wan't to turn all the money back to the church or re-invest it in a second or third venture. Many have turned bob- bies Into profitable ven- tures for the church. One man, with a buck' for me- chanics, went about th.e community acquiring rlockn which he repaired and, some cases "almost completely They were re.sold for a. profit. Another, who had given his services ai ra amateur guniMith for (a peo- ple about the comntulty, began charging a small fee' fur his services with the profit going to the church. A man, with a: sweet tooth awl some culinary skill. Invested his K IB a batch of peanut brittle. A woman of the congre- gation makes doB clothes and already has cleared more than while still, another woman member is u amateur painter will offer more tku of her paiatingi for sale. Thursday evening at the church, from until 8 p.m., several women will serve a cUcken-ipaRlttU dinner at 75 cents a plate, with des- sert extra, as their "talent project." In each case, the member Invested "talent" in tools, materials or for ad- vertising purposes. How much profit will the church make out of the The 35 year old pastor Isn't sure, but faith and ex. perience tell him it will be upwards of 3M per cent. "I've done this In three nth. er churches before coming to the Rev. Mr. Campbell said. "In case, the church tripled Us money or more." Where did he get the ideal1 Well, It comes originally (See CHURCH, Page ft) THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 210 TELEPHONE HI 5-1451 VICTORIA, TEXAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1964 Illabllshed 1M4 36 Cents' PRETTY AS A. PICTURE Cheryl Smith, daughter al Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Smith of 605 E. Polk St., displays the lush growth of poinsettias at -Grain Junior High School. The school is noted for its palio gardens, and plants ranging from banana trees to bluebonnets, but Principal James .W.yatt said this year's crop of ipoin- setlias is the finest produced yet. Photo) India Gives Pope Mighty Welcome C7''-. BOMBAY, India (AP) A mighty Ihrong gave Pope Paul VI an awesome welcome to In- dia Wednesday. The crush of people, a million or more, at limes engulfed his car on the drive downtown from the air- port. There was none of the hostili ty police had feared. About 250 members of lanatic Hindu orga- nizatioas had been jailed last weekend after threatening dem- onstrations. The as one of his first acts in India, asked that they be freed. Indira Gandhi, minister ol information and daughter of Ihe late Prime Minister Nehru, assured him: "They already have been.released." "Then tell them I am prepared to take them by the hand and treat them with affec- lion and the .Pope The government's principal nformation officer, L. R. Nair, aid later, however, that more Jian 20 Hindu extremists re- mained in custody. He said they included top men n the Hindu Mahasabha, the irganizalion of fanatics who as- sassinated Mohandas K. Gan- dhi in 1W8. Police fired into the air to dis- jerse a crowd of demon- startors about 500 yards from vhere the papal moforcade jasscd. Authorities said the lemonstrators, demanding big- ;er relief programs, apparently ntended lo embarrass the Bom- jay city administration by creating a stir as the Pope >assed nearby. An eyewitness ;aid many were injured as po .Ice charged with slicks, Described as fatigued by Ihe journey from winlry }omc to Ihe heat of Bombay he Pope changed his program slightly Wednesday night. In (See POPE, Page 8) Fred (Big Foot) Icke passing out cigars since it was his birth- day Mrs. -Kay Ely taking reservations for the coining Trail Theatre play at HI 5-5180 between'! and 6 p.m. Lester Toombs looking forward to busier days James Kubecka, so far, not having good -deer hunting Jack Lenz one ol the YMCA Pee Wee Football League North Zone All-Star players, and friends not recog- nizing the name 'because of typographical error Mrs Irene Tedhom celebrating a birthday yesterday Mr and Mrs. Joe M. Mallock plan ninj? to mark a wedding anni- versary today Bill Ixivel having a busy noon hour anc wondering why everything seems to happen al once-. Lou RorhcUi not really Irig a story which he oycrheart about hunting .Vic' Kodam being sure that humorous incl dents about friends get around to the rest of the "gang" Joe Haddock Afraid that the winds from the south will carry the predicted norther all, the way back lo the North Pole Mrs. Carrie taking an ttvly cofftc WEATHER South Central Texas: Consid erable cloudiness Thursday and Friday with a few showers or thundershowers Thursday nigh and Friday. Turning coldei norlh Thursday night and south Friday. High Thursday 78-88. Temperatures liRh SO, low. OR. Tides (Port Wednesday Church Lets Contract for Parish HaU St. Francis Episcopal Churc! innounced Wednesday it has le i contract for construe iin of a new parish hall an educational building. The contract was awarded o ow bid lo H. W. Mauer an on- The building will be a one story slruclure, keeping wit he design of (he main churcf structure at 3002 Miori. "We are most pleased wit :his building that Christophe DiStefano and Associates de- the Kev. Robert H Bonner, rector, said. "Although we built our mai >uilding just two years ago, w lave already run out of spac [or our Sunday School whic is growing faster than we'v anticipated. "We.are happy to award th contract to Mr. Mauer'and v. are looking (onvard to gettin 'nto the finished building thi the Rev. Mr. Bonne aid. Bids were opened at a specia meeting Monday night by th Vestry, headed by Dist. Judg (See CONTRACT, Page 8) 92 Per Cent Of UF Goal Achieved Fund Needing More Ninety-two per cent, or 39, of the quota set by ic Victoria County United Fund lis year has been raised. Ken Nathan, campaign chairman, old some 65 volunteer workers vho mel for an all-division re- jort meellng Wednesday noon :t Continental Jnn. "We are really on our way lo i successful Na- han said. "We can reach this ibjeclive, but we can't be com- ilacenl." There is one more week left n the campaign. 1963 Quota Missed Nathan noted that last year only some was raiser, with a quota almost as high as his year. The quota was nol reached the previous year ci her. He said the quota caii be reached this year it all Fund cards" are worked by the volunteers in their respective di visions. In cases where a worker may have some partic al report Kickback to Campaign Denied by McCloskey Mrs. Marjorie Vickers, Esteemed Educator, Dies session next Wednesday, Na than said the United Fund office should be contacted, since it is striving to have every gift card worked before the final meet ing. "This is he said 'because, the campaign will be a success if all the cards are worked within th next few days. Most Difficult "We only need some but this final amount will be In most difficult to raise. Holand TImberlake, presiden of United Fund, urged all work ers to join in the final effort. The leading division is th advance gifts which reporter. 96 per cent ol its quota The second largest division, em ploye gifts has reached 94 pe cent of its quota. Division Reports The business and protessiona division reports towar needed; general gifts toward and are gifts, toward Enterlainmenl at Wednes day's meeting was furnished b Wayne Evatt of the Victor! College Choir, accompanied b Barbara Brently.; The invocation and benediclio was given by the Rev. Robe; Ryan of Second Baptist Church. Mrs. Marjorie Cole Vickers, 'ho began a teaching career 35 ears ago in. an East Texas ural community and became ne of Victoria's most esteemed ducalors, died Wednesday af- er a long battle with cancer, he was 53. The end of an invaluable life- ime of service to education and community welfare proj- ecls came quietly at a.m. .1 a local hospital. Funeral services will be held Thursday at p.m. at the iaplisl Temple, with the Rev. ames Vermillion officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gar- Sens Cemelery. The body will lie in stale al he church from p.m. un- he time of the services. Me- ;abe-Carruth Funeral Home is n charge of arrangements Pallbearers will.'be P. L. E. McCall jreorge Lipscomb, C. 0. Chand- er, Ed L. Atzenhoffer and'Nor. -el McCauley. i Classes in all Victoria Public Schools will be dismissed p.m. to allow students and acuity members to attend the Tuneral. band; 0. 0. den Co., a sister, Mrs. N.P. El- lis of Joaquin, Tex.; and a broth- Mrs. Vickers, a teacher for 35 years 20 of them in the Victoria Public School re- ired lasl May as assistant principal at Victoria High School after almost a decade al hat post. It is doubtful if ever a teach- er meant more to a community ;han Mrs. Vickers did lo Vic- toria. It was only last October that Victorians paid her the highest of all her honors by naming the new school in High land Estates the Marjorie Vick ers Elementary School- It was a fitting tribute by those who submitted names for consideration after an appea for help by the Victoria Inde- pendent School District's Boart of Trustees in naming the new school. Mrs. Vickers w a over whelming choice of the letter writers, and the choice wa unanimously approved by th trustees. At the time, she "This honor is so big and sc fine I just don't know what t say. It is the greatest thin that could happen to anyon She is survived by her bus- er, Mark Cole of Center, Tex. (See EDUCATOR, Page t) INDEX Abby ..........I Editorial Ailrototy Gore.i ..........11 Blrlhl 2 Market.......23 Classified .....IMS Sports ........20-11 Comics ..........II Television ......2 Crossword ......II Women's Dtuht I Scholarship Plan Begun Mrs. Marjorie Vickers, whose name already has been given to a proposed new elementary school, will be remembered in a special scholarship program at Vic- toria High School as well. Students and members of the Faculty launched the program Wednesday after learning ol the death of the former teacher and assist- ant principal. Mare lhan S200 had been contributed by the end of the day. Principal George Lips- corah said that anyone wish- ing lo contribute to the fund can mail contributions to him at (he high school. "We hope to make It a loan scholarship, rather than a straight gift scholar- ship, so that it could be perpetuated lo help needy students go lo Lipscomb said. Under the loan plan, needy students woul repay the scholarship fund '.Itcr (hey complete college and begin earning- Mostly cloudy and wind: through Friday. Warm Thurs day, wifh a few showers am thundershowers, turning cplde Thursday night and Friday Southerly winds 15 to 25 m.p.b and gusty Thursday, shifting tc northerly 15 to 15 m.p.h. Thurs day night. Expected Thursday temperatures: Low 67, high 82 authorities and state and federal agencies gave a unam- GBRA, Others Approve State Water Master Plan Advocate Newi Service AUSTIN Spokesmen for mous endorsement Wednesday lo an outline by the Texas Wa- ter Commission of its plan for developing a slate wide water plan. It was perhaps symbolic that the niotion of endorsement and dry areas of South Texas and Ihe lower Gulf Coast Tlie conference was attended by about 100 'men. They got a wide ranging request for data and help from the commission's chief engineer, John Vanlertulip, and from Commission Chair- man Joe D. Carter. They all agreed to help but made il clear O'Connor area: Lows al support was made by Ed East- Lavaca-Porl crling, o[ the Lower Neches Val a.m. and highs at plenty of walor, and the second pirn, a.m Friday Barometric pressure at sea level: Sunset Thursday, sun- rise Friday Weather extremes for Ihls date: Low 25 in 1929, high 85 in 1021. Trill intormanon biMd on data I ram (he U.S Weithcr Bureau ley Authority, an area with to his motion came from Gen- eral Manager R. H. Vahren- kamp of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Aulhorlty, an area of po- tential water shortage in the distant future. II is expected thai Ihe Walcr Commission's plan will propose methods for moving surplus wa- ters from northeast Texas lo the 10 SHOPPING DAYS lU'TIU CHRJSTMAS they may have differences with the result of the study when it is completed in the fall, of 1966, Gov. John Cinnally sent a message through his budget di rector, Bill Cobb, saying the governor would welcome sup port of the master plan develop menl by all levels of state gov ernmenf. An advisor to the commission Harvey Banks, of San Francisco said the Texas planning propos al Is more ambitious lhan Ihe plan he developed lor his state. As he saw it, Texas al ready has far more planning done by federal agencies, cities and river authorities than Cal ifronia had when it began its muster plan work. Vandcrtulip listed eight objfec lives Wednesday for a planning program, designed to develop (See GBtU, Page I) Aggie Si Has Men COLLEGE STATION, Tex. Texas Aggies were inoculated at (he rate of 150 an hour Wednesday after it was determined a freshman student was ill with meningitis. Students crowded Texas University's hospital after Pres-dent Earl Rudder urged them lo take penicillin injections. The ill freshman is Donald Edward Godbey Jr. Dr. Charles Lyons, director ol the Student Health Service, Lingitis Godbey entered the campus ho >ital Monday complaining oi cold. He was isolated immed ately and his illness was dia nosed Wednesday as meningiti Godbey, 18, son of Air Fore Lt. Col. and Mrs. D. E. Godbc who are in Okinawa, wa: flown o the Lackland Air Force Ba n San Antonio for special trea ment. Dr. Lyons said it will be 7 0 days before it is determinet he type of meningitis Godbo s suffering from and wheth t Is contagious. Meningitis is an ailme caused by inflammation of t membrane of the brain or spir The College Station meningil case is the second Texas studcn case reported this week. Doctors reported Tuesday t death of a Sam Houston Sta College student resulted from n on- contagious lype of mening s. Miss Rebecca Layne Thorn son, 18, of Houston died Sunda while home for the Thanksgi ing holiday. She left the Hun ville campus two days befo the sam ne never ai-ended any meeting with Reynolds and Baker, as Reynolds described. "He hasn't told you the truth McCloskey said of Reynolds. McCloskey also said he doubted he ever received a letter from Reynolds starling: "Dear 'Once or Twice' "I'd only met the fellow onco or McCloskey said. A copy of a letter from Reynolds billing McCloskey for a icrformance bond on the contract had been plac.cd in evidence. Reynolds tfejtified that another guest al the breakfast meeting in the Mayflower Hotel was former President Harry S. Truman. He said Truman was not present when the alleged political kickback plan was discussed, however. McCloskey said he knew nothing about any such meeting attended by Truman. Invokes Fifth Baker, Ihe ox-page boy from Pickcns, S.C., invoked Iho Fifth Amendment when asked about Reynolds' statement that Baker Absentee Voting To Close Friday Absentee voling will close a( 5 p.m. Friday in the forlhcom-ng city bond election, and through Wednesday only 14 persons had cast absentee ballots. Persons who expect to be out of the cily next Tuesday, elec-ion day, can vote absentee with City Secretary Tom Davis al city hall between 8 a.m. and 12 noon and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. through Friday i' The election has been callec >y for approval or ilsapproval of a plan to issue f Odd in bonds to finance a iew city hall-police headquar lers and street Chuckle elephant Is a moose built according (o government specifications. Hoi Storybooks P Due the popular demand for Our Christina! Heritage record sold by The list a limited supply will be offered >s reader service with begiuing Thursday morning. Oar Children's Heritage record ind read-along contains 12 popular Cbrittma< favorites aoagc, pccsi that wiO add boUday eajoy-aent in the home. Children win enjoy the read-along storybook with Its big type and unusual They can follow every word of erery song and story on the Records, fotc on Sale The LP record is a top quality recording. A famous choral group presents such favorites as 'Silent "Away In the anil "The First Noel." TV Star Margie Bell dramatically narrates "fhe Legend of La "The Woodcutter and The Christ and other classic Ynletlde tales. The record and storybook makes and Ideal gift for boys and girls between three and 12 years of age. The special Christmas records may be purchased at the Advocate office, 311 E. Constitution, (or (1.79 each, or may be ordered hy mail lor S2 hy using the coupon on page 21. Cold Air Mass Moves Into State By TOE ASSOCIATED PRESS A new mass ol cold air fnoVec into Texas Wednesday am Drought with It a forecast o light snow for areas of the Panhandle and colder tempera tures for most of the stale by Thursday. The latest cold .moved in after some moderation from two dp.ys of freezing weather In northern areas of the stale. Temperatures of 24 to 35 de grees were predicted for North west Texas by early Thursday 11 was expected lo slay above freezing In other if th Taken Baker 16 Times On Payoffs, Party Girls WASHINGTON (AP) ormer Ambassador Matthew McCloskey denied Wednes- ay that ho ever took part In an ndereover deal to kick back from one of his gpvern- nent contracts to help finance ic I960 Kennedy-Johnson cam- aign. The 71-year-old retired Phila- elphia contractor and Demo- ralic fund-raiser testified be- ore the Senate Rules Commit- ee after Bobby Baker refused a answer any questions about wlitical payoffs, parly girls, or anything else. v Such Referring to earlier iy insurance agent Don B. Rey- mlds, who said he acted as 'bag man" in the deal and told f a breakfast meeting at which t purportedly ,was set up, Mc- Closkey said: 'That is not correct. Kuch a conversation never took place at no lime, ever. I never heard .f it."