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Advocate (Newspaper) - December 7, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 214 TELETHON! VICTORIA- TEXAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1964 14 Cents Resignation Of Burch 6EssentiaP Roiniiey Sees Step Needed DENVER, Colo., Michigan Gov. George Romney said Sunday tie felt that the re- moval or resignation of Dean Burch 'as Republican national chairman "is essential." Romney had been asked whether he (nought Burch will resign. "It is loo early to say. .but after waiting for some time lo see if there was any indication of a program of undertaking lo unify and strengthen the party on his part, I feel that his re- moval or his resignation is es- sential." Burch has called a Jan, 22-23 meeting of the National Com- mittee in Chicago at which he said he will ask a vole of confi- dence and will resign if does not have majority support. Majority Against Romney. said Sunday he be- lieves a majority in the National Commitlee are for the replace- ment of Burch. Gov, Robert E. Smylie of Ida- ho said he presumed that after the criticisms voiced here by unanimous vote of 18 GOP gov- ernors and governors-elect that Burch will decide whether he can "wear the shoe with com- fort" In further direction of tile party. Gov. Tim Babcbck of Mon- tana, a supporter of defeated presidential candidate Barry Goldwaler, said he feels lhal Burch should be given the op- Congo Rebels Win Backing of Russia Joseph Redmon Honored As Top Catholic Layman portunity meetings to demonstrate with GOP National ip- in Committee members that he can work to unite the party again. If he doesn't, Babcock said, Burch should resign. Pitch For Unity This pitch for unity was the central theme of a two-day meeting with a that ended Saturday unanimous statement proposing expansion of the Re- publican leadership mechan- isms to include all elements of the party. The'statement issued by the governors did not call for the ouster of Burch, as Smylie had proposed in calling the extraor- dinary meeting at which he served as chairman. There was controversy among the GOP governors whether the statement they issued implied that they favored Burch's ousl- er. Clear Implication Govs. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York, William W. Scran- ton of Pennsylvania and Rom- ney said this was Ihe clear, im- plication of the statement. The governors' declaration put them on record as opposing "all forms of political radical ism, whether lo the right or to Ihe left." Homncy said on a telcvisior program CBS, "Face the Na tion" lhal he expecleer pistol, about p.m. Sat- urday in a dance hall al Hoch- eim. Calletano Cisneros Jr. was be- ng held in DeWitt County Jail n Cuero Sunday in connection with Garcia's death. Deputy Sheriff Willrad Worthington said no bond had been set Sunday. The shooting occurred at Mar- inez Dance Hall off Stale High vay 111. The hall is locatec about 17 miles from Cuero. According to a preliminary nvesligation conducted Sunday here was no argument or figh prior lo the shooting. unday that the FBI has eyewit esses "and that obviously the yewit nesses were partici He said that no mor irrests were imminent in the ase. Defense Fund "We have a strong case, aid. The source added that the ar ests could not have been madi arlier than Friday because al he evidence needed had no wen obtained until shortly be- ore the complaints were filed. Meanwhile, a Mississippi-wid efense fund is being organizes o pay legal fees for 21 men. Laurel G. Wier of Philadel ihia, one of the eight attorney vho represented 18 of the me ,t their arraignment Friday ir .leridian, said Sunday that orporation probably will be ormed to accept the defens money and administer it. Guarding Case "Some of these boys can stir ise he said. "Some of then are pretty poor." FBI agents were guardin heir case and refused to tal ibont details of their investiga ion except to say that 15 agents had interviewed mor ban Mississippi residents ncluding 460 members of th Cu KIux Klan, an anti-Negr errorist organization. The FBI said five of the me (See ACTION, Page 14) Youth, 17, Faces Giving Aid Murder Charge Soviet OK's Worthington said Cisneros md been back in Cuero about ;wo weeks before the shooting. Worthington said Clsneros had been working in Wisconsin. Garcia's body -was taken to Victoria Sunday for an autopsy. Worthinglon said the report on autopsy had not been made later in the ,day, Funeral services for Garcia will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gonzales at p.m. Monday. The Rev. August Otto will officiate. Burial St. James Catholic August Ott will be in Cemetery. was born in Gonzales Feb. K, 1941, son of Mr. and For Airlift Secret Session Seals Terms CAIRO (AP) The Soviet nion has agreed to lieip fi- ance and supply the arms air- 't tunneling guns to Congolese ebels, an Iron Curtain diplomat aid Sunday. The diplomat, who cannot be irthcr identified, said the So- et agreement to furnish arms as given last weekend during secret meeting here of Soviet mhassador Vladimir Erofeev nd Congolese rebel "defense ijnister" Gaston Soumlalot. The diplomat said that on that Mrs. Joe Garcia. He was mar- ried to Amalia Camarillo Feb 24, 1962. Surviving are the wife; the parents; a daughter, Diana Garcia; five brothers and seven sisters. 4 Persons Hurt In 2 Collisions Four persons were hurt in two automobile collisions, one of hem a head-on accident, with- in less than ati hour's time Sunday evening. Admitted to Citizens Memor- ial Hospttal. for injuries re- ceived in the head-on collision', in Italian President Steps Down ROME (AP) Antonio Segni, one of Italy's great postwar leaders, resigned Sunday night as president four months after a brain stroke left him partly par- alyzed and badly impaired his speech. Senate President Cesare Mer- zagora, acting chief of state, ordered a joint session of Par- liament lo convene Dec. 16 to elect a new preeident for a full seven-year term. Under the con- slitulion, Parliament must be convened within IS days to name a successor to the largely ceremonial office. In a statement to the nation accompanying his resignation, the silver-haired Sengi, 73, said his decision was "dictated by the sense of duty toward the slate, toward the so beloved homeland, toward you." Al- (See ITALIAN, Page 14) which occurred at p.m. a 2202 Bloomington Highway fere: Bobbie Gene Hoffman, 30, [XiPont of 501 Perth Road. He received a deep cu on the bridge of his nose an other injuries. Shirley Kellis, 21, of 4005 N Navarro, who suffered cul and .who was a passenger Hoffman's car. Johnny Todd, 16, of 1006 S East St., who received a hea laceration. Todd was a passenger in car driven by Franklin Tod< 19. Neither Franklin Todd, no another pasenger, Billy Ra Todd, 13, were injured. Patrolman William N. Pralk said the Todd vehicle collision with the car driven b Hoffman. Damage was est mated at to each vehicle. In the other accident, Bonn Moody, a passenger in a ca driven by Harris Moody, o Clute, Tex., was treated for head cut at DeTar Hospital an dismissed. She was injured at p.m when the Moody vehicle was collision with a sedan driven b Robert McKinney, 18, of 230 Walnut. Today's Chuckle You can take (he