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   Advocate (Newspaper) - December 6, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE 15' 119th HI 1-1411 VICTORIA, TEXAS, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1964 IMS 56 Pages Probe Data On Baker Given Investigation Will Continue WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. B. Everett' Jordan, D-N.C., said today secret testimony given the Senate Rules Committee by Don B. Reynolds has been turned over to the FBI. "They've seen the com- mittee chairman said. "They can check out any leads." Reynolds is a key witness In the current Rules Committee investigation of an alleged se- cret political payoff to the Ken- nedy-Johnson campaign in 1960. He testified last week he was the "bag man" for Democratic fund raiser Matthew H. Me Closkey and Bobby Baker, former secretary to the Senate Democratic majority. Heated DenlaJ McClbskey, once ambassador to Ireland, heatedly denied any knowledge of such a deal. Baker, 36, is now under irives tigation by a federal grand jury as well as being the centra figure in the committee's re newed inqdiry into Testimony about party girls pleasure trips and a pay ment to Baker for legal services never used were among high lights of last week's hearings. Jordan said the investigation will resume this week, probably Tuesday. Sensational Hints There were vague hints that! the testimony given in closed session last week was sensation- al In character. Jordan refused 'to talk about statements Reynolds made be- fore his public testimony. Jor- dan would say only that there was "new information." "We'll proceed after we have checked it he told newsmen. Lennox P. McLendpn, special committee counsel, would not guess how long it would take to investigate the new statements. "We'll move as fast as we he told reporters. Called Ljar McLendon precipitated one of the more dramatic moments of the hearings when, in effect, he called Sen. John R- Del., a liar, Williams is the senator, who triggered this round of the Bak- er hearings and supplied much of the original inquiry informa- tion, The Delaware senator stalked out of the hearings' and said he wouldn't be back, declaring it is clear to him "my own assist- ance is no longer Although not a committee member, he had been sitting in Northeast Storm Leaves 36 Dead TO SING TODAY Soloists Wayne Evatt, Nancy Cheyerton and Ray- mond Allen, standing left to right, and Gloria Roberts; all of Victoria College, will sing during the college concert choir's presentation of The Messiah at p.m. Sunday in the HANDEVS ORATORIO Baptist Temple sanctuary. A string quintet, headed by Leopold La Fosse, renown violinist of San Antonio, will also be featured during the program which is free to the public. The col- lege choir will be under the direction of Mrs. RUth Williams. College Choir 'Messiah' Due The Victoria College concert, clioir, under the direction of Mrs. Ruth Williams and accom- )anicd by an organist and a string quintet, will present "The Messiah" by George Frederick Handel at p.m. Sunday in he Baptist Temple sanctuary. No admission will be charged :he public, Mrs. Williams said. Also, due to the many singers who have performed with local Messiah presentations in past fears, everyone will be invited o join in the hallelujah chorus. They should bring their own score, she said. Most frequently done by and advising his leagues who GOP col- Moving Day Arrives for Library Victoria Bronte Public Libra- ry began Its long anticipated move into expanded quarters Saturday, and Librarian Carol Hpff announced that the library Will be closed for two weeks, beginning Monday. It is scheduled to re-open on The tiff came when Williams said McLeridon wasn't interest- ed in some information the Del- aware senator had and McLen- don denied the matter had ever been discussed. Most of the four days of testi- mony last week concerned Rey- nold's assertion that went to Baker for the campaign after McCtoskey overpaid. Key- (See Page ISA) Mikt Corrrf, Fox and Randy HuueOn among those students with the Beatle hair- cuts Eddie Reyoa due to leave for Dallas on a business trip Robert WooUon enjoy- ing the bright red on a remodel- ing project Mrs. J. B. Wil- son making hurried trip to town on an errand H. W. ScUrin admitting that she (tores are wa crowded lied service Keyes Canm aid Bed Miller relating their experiences with wolvtts and drainage. coyotes these days in the Cheap- side area H admitting that sp-nrrel is one of bis favorite foods... Mn. Martin discussing the merits of different types of beating WUUe KayfceadaU wondering why his hair always gives him trouble at an inconvenient mo- Mr, sad mo- from state and county partlcipa- ment .Mr. aad Mrs, WD-Uon, the between'this S. Fly planning to was x brate a wadding anniversary to be made up from iaasess- Mooday Harry off meats against property-abutting on a hunt Me-on the proposed'.thoroughfares. Marten having some success in Now the city is" growing a beard Advocator election set for checking Into Room at Citiiens for a check-up pJeroent this Mr. aW Mrs. lUbert L. Master, owners of the Kooose Ranch, la friends and their "Invaluable assistance Tuesday night when fire dam MtA their bone church, community chorus and college groups, The Messiah is the most universally popular oratorio, Mrs. Williams holes. The Christmas section only will be performed by the college choir, aided by several college soloists. The contralto is Nancy Chev- erton, a graduate of Victoria High School, where she was a choir member under William Baskin, director. Soprano Gloria Roberts is also a graduate of Victoria High, where she was a member of the choir, trio and Vicloriadores. Tenor Ray- mond Allen of Port Lavaca sang under the direction of John Wil- liams, and the bass, Wayne Evatt was a band member at Bay City. Evatt has done church solo work and partici- pated in community groups. He sang, under the direction ol James Marshajl, high school Dec. 21. While the library is closed its thousands of volumes will be moved lo the new stack room and the old portion of the li- brary will be repainted, climax- ing a remodeling and expansion program which got under way here last year, Both city and county govern- ments boosted their annual con- nolds on a performance tribufipns to the library to make bond Reynolds wrote for Mc- Closkey's construction firm possible the expansion of facil- ities and staff. And as the move got under way Saturday the library folk were so happy they announced that no over-due fines will be charged on books due during the period the library will be closed. mnay Messiah and other ora- torio performances in the past. The string quintet will be headed by Violinist Leopold L! Fosse, who recently performed here in the Fine Arts seriesr in a concert acclaimed by many as Ihe finest ever heard in Vic toria. Other string performers will be Doris Morton, secom violin; Robin Abraham, cello Norman Mohn, viola, and Ru dolph Mazzari, bass. Mrs. Williams said the timi of the performance :was set to allow ample rehearsal for so- loists and chorus with the quin let which will arrive early in the afternoon. She said those wishing to re hearse the chorus are invitee to be there at p.m., though this is not necessary lo per- forming with the entire group during the presentation. The audience desiring to participate will be asked to come to front immediately prior to this number, she said. City Nipped By Freeze The first freeze of ap- proaching winter hit Victo- ria at p.m. Saturday, the U.S. Weather Bureau at Foster Field reported. A low of 30 degrees was ex- pected overnight according to the official forecast. The meteorologist on duty reported (he earliest freeze on record for the city oc- curred on Oct. 31, 1917. Despite fhe first freeze, Sunday will be slightly more pleasant than Satur- day was, warming (o near 57 in the afternoon with winds of 5-15 mph. Top Honor Given Hero 'Narrow' GOP Line Denounced Burch Target Og Governors DENVER, Colo. CAP) After hours of debate, Republican governors unanimously ap- irbved Saturday a statement ipposing "narrow political radi- and urging the party to adopt leadership that would -rep- resent "a broad view of Repub- icanism." But Ihe governors disagreed whether the resolution was a call for the removal of Dean Burch as national chairman and thus a slap at Sen. Barry Gold- wter. However, the three biggest names at :the meeting of the GOP's 18 governors and gover- George Romney ol Michigan, Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York, and William W Scranton of Pennsylvania said the. resolution was a clear call for Burch's removal. Civil Rights The governors also pushec through statements on civi rights and. political extremism similar to those defeated by Goldwatcr forces in the bitter wrangle at the San Francisco convention in August. The governors said they "sup port all necessary action, public or private, to root out discrim ination and the effects of dis crimination throughout the United States. We will not stop jshort of this goal." I Blow at Barry And here the governors took a Unidentified Hitchhiker Dies in Berclair Crash Of'Viet Nam WASHINGTON AP) Presi- dent Johnson honored a herd of choir Organist will be the fighting in South Viet Nani Mrs, W. J. Stevens, organist director at Trinity Episcopal Church and accompanist for port of the U.S. commitment fn on Saturday and sought to rally all Americans to gremer sup- the distant war. At a colorful'' White House cer- emony, Johnson hiing the Medal of Honor on Us blue ribbon around the neck.of Capt. Roger H. C. Donlon, for "conspi- cious gallantry and extraordi- nary heroism" during :a .pre- dawn battle last July. It was a day of days for the blond, blue-eyed soldier from Saugerties, N.Y., and his proud family. But Johnson was speaking to more than the happy group in the ornate East Room when he said: "Let any who suggest we cannot honor our commitment in Viet Nam find new strength and resolution in the actions of (Sec HONOR, Page ISA) INDEX Astrolosy ......II-R Farm Rook.........FUNOII Classified Sport! Comics ......FUN TMDJ.........1S-A Deaths Xd.'lori.l ______ ____ ....FUN Television ...FUN .......It-A Women'! .Sect. B against the civil rights bill. "Wi it pertinent to remind our 'ellow citizens that most'Repiib- leans in Congress this year sup- ported trie federal civil rights act, necessary, at least in larg measure, because the reaction ry Democratic state adminis- trations have denied civil rights The governors also said they "vigorously oppose all farms o narrow political radicalism whether of the right or the left which seek lo disrupt the order y development of the great ex periment in self-governmen that is the United States." Not the Kind Gpv. Robert E. Smiley of Ida tio, chairman of the Governor Association, said the resolulip "describes the kind of a nation aj chairman I don't think we have. I said the other mornln we need a change and I thin we're going to get it." Some sources at the conven lion said the Burch-must-g feeling was growing within the party. These sources said te members of the Republican Na tional Committee met here th other day and estimated tha there will be enough votes t force Burch's resignation at th (See GOP, Page 16A) THE BOND ISSUE Street Plan Needs Boost In May, laxpay- full street paving pro- Mrs. ers voted lo issue m gram laid out in the original city tax bonds for paving.and likes to di her shopping before drainage. They were told be- week, while the city still will forehand that paving could not have issued only in Fruk Bajxtt stocking up on possibly give them maximum holiday supplies B. E. Leb- service unless it was augmented Jr. giving aoiM personal- with adequate drainage, and for that reason of bonds. How has this come about? City officials have explained bond Issue was earmarked for re-stated are these: This left f for paving of major cross-town thorough- fares, but at the same time a paving program with an esti- mated cost of was laid out. Aside from comparatively small, but important, amounts which the city hoped'to' receive m an -for another in bonds to sup- program. Also on the ballot will ,be a second proposition' calling _ appreciation for in bonds to build a neighbors for new city, hall-police complex. Passage of the street improve. ment proposition will assure the taxpayers that they will get the proposal, city officials said this tinue this thoroughfare exten- sion to link with Bloomington Road. The highway department assessments against also agi-eeti to improve.Lau- rent and Calhoun streets from Rio Grande to Goodwin Avenue as a U.S. highway interchange, arid to include a badly "needed it before, but the facts simply underpass on: Laurent at Palti After passage of the bond issue in 1962 Vand after work actually go I under way, Ihe Navarro Street as a U.S. high way from v Rio Grande Boule- vard south to Goodwin Avenue (which becomes 87 to Port sidered it a necessity. with the city to con- property owners, Cily Counc vastly reduced the S la t Highway Department for construction. Purchase of agreed to come in and extend..............' proposec abuttin properties, so that now it ex pects to receive approximate! from this source a compared with roughly which had been orif irially anticipated. Some other factors also en tered the picture, but these were the two main items whit created a need for addition funds, officials have said. The the vital right-of-way cut deeply however, to say thi if the new bond issue does no pass some work will not Welder Junior High As is in such'agree- ments, the city was to provide righUof-way, the state to pay into the original which had been approved for paving, but city .officials con- under protest from i Airline-Ben Jordan Closing Due "The Airline-Ben Jordan .Street for ap- proximately one: week, beginning 'Monday, spokesman for and Newfiam has rannounced. The closing is necessitated by the planned start of the 'final paving work on this portion of-Ben1 Jordan, Royce McDonald said, the period the .Crestwood-Ben Jordan intersection will be'open to residents of the'area. In addition to this work, McDonald said final surfacing of Red River from Ben Wilson to Sam Houston Drive will begin Monday and it is anticipated that the street will be open to traffic by Thursday. accomplished. "We don'l want to hold tha a Mayor Kemper W, Hams Jr. said this week. But he concedes that "som alternative" course wili have be taken if the; is i authorized by the voters Tues- what the alternativ will be, city officials no decided, but they define it as delay rather than abandonmen of any part of the original] proposed program. This means that some paving specification, will have to be lowered, or tha some projects wiil have to wa (See PLAN, Page Woolly Worm: A Hairy Story BELLEFONTA1NE, Ohio (AP) If you believe the woolly worm, it's going to be a tough winter. The wooly worm man, 83-year-old Clark Johnson of Bellefonlaine, has just finished his winter predic- tions: 46 snows in Ohio and temperature down to 13 be- low. Johnson got all this from looking at a woodworm, method he learned from his grandfather. "We've had four snows al- he said., "Last year I only missed it by two snows. I come awfully close." A retired tool and die maker, Johnson has been predicting woolly worm win- ters since. 1935. He also has preserved each year's worm. Johnson studies the worm in October and November, noting Ihe "layers" of fur, its length and color changes. Dark black, for example, means cold. Dr. Robert Holdsworlh, Ohio Stale University en- tomologist, says the worm isn't really a worm. It's an ISIA Isabella, commonly known as the woolly bear or banded woolly bear cat- erpillar. It eventually be- comes a tiger moth. The Weather Bureau is in- clined lo look on Ihe whole thing as kind of a shaggy worm story with bugs in Chief meteorologist How- ard Kenny of the Columbus Weather Bureau, says wool- ly worm forecasting has been checked and recheck- ed for found wonting. Are we really in for a hard "Honestly, we don'l says Kenny. Advocate Htwi Service GOLIAD, An unidentified ransient was killed and three persons including two rom Paris, France, were in- ured Saturday afternoon in a collision involving three vehicles at Berclair thirteen miles west I here. Highway Patrolman Russell ilpntgomery said efforts to iden- ify the victim, who was pro- nounced dead on arrival at v-: a Beeville hospital, were being made through the Departmenl of Public Safety headquarters n Austin. The transient about 65 years >ld was. a passenger in a car being driven by Woodrow Wil- son Wheeler of Beeville who licked him Up at Goliad shortly jefore the accident. He told Wheeler he was en route to the Valley.'. The collision involved cars driven by Wheeler and Fusade Bernard of Paris, France, and a pickup truck driven by Johr ?loyd Hunter, a high school student from Beeville. Bernard and a passenger, Beck Ja-Piere, also ot France, were hospitalized in Beeville with injuries! Wheeler was :reated at the same hospital for head cuts and later released. Montgomery said the Wheeler and Bernard cars collided head on and then :the Wheeler vehicl collided with Hunter's picku truck .which was crossing th highway from a side road. Ambulances from Galloway Wilson Funeral Home in Bee- ville were used to carry the in jured persons to the hospital. The fatality was the third fo the year in Goliad County, th highest yearly total in at leas five years. Two died In 1963 anc 1960 and one, life apiece wa taken in 1061 and 1962. Fireman Dies Battling Blaze SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP One fireman collapsed and died and at least five were in jurcd Saturday night in a fire ihat damaged several stores in :he heart of the downtown busi ness district. Fireman Robert Pitt died at Good Samaritan nearby Suffern. Hospital in A Fire Department spokes- man said Pitt had rescued two jersons trapped in an apart- nenl above one of the stores and was starling to return when collapsed on the street. WEATHER Tele-Tenna Knocked Out Tele-Tenna service was d! rupted for over four hotirs in wide area of Victoria Saturda after a traffic accident at th Airline Road-Oleander Drive ii tersection that injured two pe ons. Injured when a car swervec off Airline and struck a utilii polo on which Tele-Tenna equi ment was located were Mr Jean Watson Magruder, 61, 1103 DuPontSt. and Claire Tir berlake, six, of 2006 Bon Ail Ave, The Timberlake girl was a milled to Citizens Memori Hospital after one tooth wa knocked out and several othe were loosened in the acciden She was-a passenger in a ca driven by Mrs. Magruder wl was treated at a physician's o fice for multiple cuts an bruises on her face. City Patrolman W. D. Kike oerg said Mrs. Magruder wa traveling east on Airline wh she lost control of the model sedan which slammec into the pole which was broki in two places by the impact. The accident occurred at 4: p.m. and from then unlil 8: p.m. Tele-Tenna subscribers the area east of Laurent an south of Crestwood were le without service. Jtility Lines Snap Under oad of Ice Homes Lose Power By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Snow, sleet and plunging tern- era tures brought an early inter to wide portions of this ountry Saturday, with accom- anying misery and inconven- cnce to thousands of persons: At least 36 deaths were atlrib- ted to the slow-moving storm. The snow and. sleet storms, came from the Rockies nto (he Great Plains states at midweek, moved through the lidwest, then curved into the 'ortheast with devastating ury. 29-Inch Snow In eastern Maine, a new fall iled snow on the ground to epth of 29 inches. Old Town, laine, was covered by 15 inch- s of snow and Houlton had 17 nches on the ground. More snow was forecast this veekend in northern Maine, and reezing rain and snow in the outhern portion. Snow and sleet over upper New York state felled utility inss serving communities with more than homes. Schenecfady, Troy and Sara- oga Springs, were de- clared emergency areas, en- abling officials to enforce spe- :ial short-term laws to facili- ate quick return of services.- Freezing Rain Freezing rain and snow fell over sections of lower New Eng- 'and, snapping communications lines and causing hundreds of vehicular accidents. Hazardous driving warnings were issued in Massachusetts, Rhode Island arid adjacent states. The.death toll covered these states and sections: New Eng- and states 14 dead, Missouri 9, Illinois 8, Indiana 4 and New York 1. The heavy snow and low tem- )eratures were not confined to the Midwest and Northeast. Austin, Nev., got 3 more inch- es of snow Saturday, bringing ts total on the ground to 10 inches. At Alamosa, Colo., the tem- perature dropped to -25. International Falls and Bern- Clear to partly cloudy throui Sunday night. Cold freeze Sunday mornini a little warmer Sunc noon. Cold again Sunday night, with increasing cloudiness and turning warmer Monday. North- east winds 5-15 mph, Expected Sunday temperatures: Low 30, high 57. South Central Texas: Clear to partly cloudy Sunday. Cold with a hard freeze extreme north and scattered frost all excepl extreme south early Sunday turning a little.warmer in the 338 UF Time Getting Short jnday after- C7 For Reaching Set Goal over the heads of the people as afternoon. Increasing cloudiness and warmer Monday. High Sun- day 52-62. Temperatures Saturday: Low 36, high 51. Tides (Port Lavaca Port Low at a.m. Sunday and a.m. Monday.' High at p.m. Sun- day and p.m. Monday. Sunset p.m. Sunday. Sun- rise a.m. Monday. Weather extremes for this date: Low M In I960; high t! In Thtg in (ram Ux U.S Victoria idji, Minn., had -24. Fargo, N.D., reported -16, two degrees under fhe 77-year record for the date. Wichita, Kan., had 4 above and Topeka, (See STORM, Page ISA) Siort Agenda For Council City Council will meet with an abbreviated agenda Monday at 5 p.m. in Cily Hall, with the fu- ture of an American Legion Post fence as fhe only possibly controversial ilem, The fence is.located on city right-of-way, and council is scheduled to make a decision as to whether it can remain there. Other items oh the agenda in- clude second reading of an or- dinance amending the Southern Building Code pertaining to signs and outdoor displays, con- sideration of a request for a per- mit to build on unplatted prop- erty, and a report from the city manager on purchase of a three- wheel roller. Time is running short in the Victoria County United Fund campaign to raise for 18 agencies, and of- icials are urging every citizen who has not contributed lo con- sider doing so before the end of the campaign Wednesday time all divi- sions will give their final report at a noon luncheon at Contin- ental Inn. Last week, 92 per cent of tie was reported at a similar i and Ken Nathan, campaign director, said the drive could reach its quota if the community gets behind with a "last minute push." Joe Small, campaign director, said a volunteer worker or policemen will be sent lo col- lect any donation called hi to the United Fund office. "We can make this the first lime in three years for United Fund to meet its Small said. "When the quota "is reached, sirens and church bells throughout Victoria will signal the successful completion of the campaign." Nathan many United Chuckle No wwMkr live feager tee aow they're girls. A Fund gift'cards are still out, some of them already pledged and others not yet worked. "We need to have all these cards re- turned to the United Fund fice before the report he said. "And we would especi- ally Jike to hear from anyone Vanting to give that might have been missed by the United Fund workeri."   

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