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Advocate (Newspaper) - December 10, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE ADVOCATE 119th 217 TEUPBONI'm THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1964 ItM 38 Cents UT Regent's Charges Hit BvCoiin Press lire Rap Angrily Denied AUSTIN angry Gov. Connally accepted Wednes- day the resignation of Univer- sity of Texas j-egeht John S. Redditt and denied that he had ever attempted to dictate to the Board of Regents on Connally called an Impromptu news conference to discuss statements made by Redditt, a former state senator, Tuesday night to the Austin American. Redditt told the American his resignation was in protest of whal: he called Connally's "dic- tation to the board of regents" and the regents' "bowing to pressure.'1 "On the eve of the convening of the Legislature, I think it is of critical importance that the people of this state not be led to believe there is dissension; because there is Connal- ly Contract Squabble The governor said he expects to appoint a successor to Red- ditt "In the next 'day or two, but I don't know who it will be." Redditt was one of three re- gents who voted Oct. 24 against withdrawing a contract given an El Paso architectural firm, Nestnith, Lane and Associates, to design a million building; at'Texas Western College. Rea Nesmith, a member of the firm, claimed Connally would not ap- prove the required in a rider to the 1963 appropria- tions Nesmifh is an active Republican. "As far as I know this is the first time in the history of this state that a governor has tried to dictate to a board of re- Reddift told the Amer- ican. "And this is the first time regents have bowed to this Strong Denial "t. categorically deny that I ever attempted, to dictate to Senator Redditt or to any mem- the board of regents, with respect to any matter affectinf the' Connally said The governor called Redditt's criticism "untrue, unwarranted, and unfair, both to me and the university and to education in this.state." Connally distributed copies of Redditt's letter of resignation. The Lufkin attorney, whom Gov. Price Daniel appointed to the board for a term ending in January, 1967, did not mention the architect matter, or anything else controversial in hre letter. Heavy Load "I...feel that it is absolutely necessary for me to be relieved of some of the heavy load which I have been carrying. Good judgment dictates that I should give up that work which is tem- porary in the letter said. Connally told reporters thai he normally would have no statement to make in response to criticism. "But apparently this is goifij to be given some attention anc indicates some magnitude of dissension either between me and the board of regents or among the board itself, which I think is untrue and he The governor said he did not (See CHARGE, Page 16A) Jenkins To Be Quized In Baker Investigation Death of Inez Wrangler Ruled Due to Accident Justice of the Peace Alfred Baass Wednesday ruled that Charlie Henry Monlag; old Inez ranchhand, apparently died from a cerebral concus- sion sustained when he fell from a horse Tuesday afternoon. The text of Baass1 verdict vas "death apparently due to a :erebral concussion accidenlal- y sustained in falling from a lorse while rounding up cattle." Baass completed his investi- gation of the death after talk- the mother time and time again to "don't touch" and so the child finally stood quietly by the counter and when asked to "Come the youngster looked up frankly and said "Thank you, but 1 won't. M; mother: won't let me have an; fun here." Mn. Winston from Refugic and admitting she misses Victo rlx and the home folks Al- IT WAS A SUCCESS Roland Tim- berlake, left, president of Victoria County United Fund, congratulates Joe Small, right, campaign director, Wednesday noon after Ken Nathan, campaign chairman, center; an- nounced the annual campaign had surpassed its goal of by It was the first time in three years United Fund to reach its goal. The campaign helps support 18 partici- pating agencies. (Advocate Photo) Coin Pinch Being Felt CHICAGO The nation's stores arc feeling lhe pinch of a severe coin shortage M the peak of the Christmas shopping rush. Tfic U.S. minis arc run- ning full blast in an effort lo case (he situation but coins have been slipping out of circulation faster than they can be minted. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, in a re- view of business conditions released Wednesday, said the shortage apparently is being caused by coin col- lectors, hoarding by specu- lators and increased use of vending machines and parking meters. Goal Exceeded By United Fund Contributions totaling were reported by Victoria Coun- ty United Fund Wednesday mak- ing this campaign the first in three years to reach its goal. Ken Nathan, campaign chair- man, told a crowd; of some 60 campaign workers attending an all division report luncheon at Continental Inn that "this is more money than has ever been raised In Vicgoria before. It certainly indicates the cali- ber of people we have here." Nathan complimented the near ly 500 volunteer workers and the thousands of contributors who made Ihis the most success- ful United Fund campaign ever for Victoria." He said late contributions would run the figure somewhat igher. The goal was so the contributions turned in ty Wednesday noon surpassed t by Roland' Timberfake, United Fund President, also thanked the workers and contrib- utors and noted that many per sons had done ''more than they were asked to do." He noted that in recent years when the quota was not met United Fund had to dig into its surplus funds to make up the difference. Last year, amounted'to'some a part-fi eight to lolzheauser on whose land the accident happened. Funeral services for Montag will be held; at. 2 p.m. Thurs day at McCabe-Carruth Funera' ioms Chapel with the Rev David Slubbs pUhe Emmanue Lutheran Church of Inez pffi elating.) Burial will be in Cole to ville Cemetery. .Pallbearers will be Bennell Dincans, Willard Holzheauser :ng with other persons who were Ben Sladecek, Orville Thurmom working cattle with Montag on T A wj...r_ he Carl Kennedy Ranch, a J. Charbula a n d Edwin .Honorary pallbearers will be Alvin A. Holheauser, Lee Obsta Archie Dincans and Alvin T Dineans. Montag was born in Victoria bounty on Sept. 23, 1902, lo Mrs. Maggie Montag of Inez and the late Frank Montag. Surviving are his mother Mrs. B. A. Thur mond of Inez, Mrs. Lola An derson of Vanderbilt and Mrs Valerie F r o m m e of New peeled turn and that the rider Braunfels, and a brother, Alfra mile and a half east of Inez. The part of the ranch where VIo'ritag fell is located in Jack- son County. Montag was brought by pri vate car to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Baass had considered the pos- sibllily that Montag had suffered a stroke causing him to fall. He said the horse apparently threw Monlag while making an unex- jot one of his boots tangled in :he stirrup causing him lo hit its head on the ground. Montag had been employed on VIontag of Arkansas. Brute McBrydc in DeTar Hos pllal Mrs. Clara L. Dentler o! Mission Valley in town shop- ping and gelling compliments from friends on how .well she looked after a two-day stay in the hospital recently Ja layne Atkek explaining to friend that in this particular case Tuesday morning is a good hour meeting night morning to skip breakfast Mrs, Grace Montag relating th story of the mother and three year-old daughter in a toy store The daughter was cautioned by LBJ5 Groinyko Discuss Issues WASHINGTON (AP Presi dent Johnson and Soviet For eign Minister Andrei A. Gromy nd issue election, finding only ne vote difference between the ficial tabulation and the un- ficial returns announced uesday evening. This one vote was in Box 9, Stanly School, where there ere 74 votes against the city all bonds rather than 73. This made the official totals ead votes for the city all bonds amounting to 34 votes' against, for a victory largin of 886 votes. Totals for the street improve- lent bonds in the amount of were the same otes for, 625 against, for a vic- iry margin of votes. Ask Bond Sale Council also authorized Its fls al agent, Dion R. Holm Jr. of jentz; Newton and Co., to ad- lertise' the bond issue or sale "on or about Feb. 1." aim told council he had con- erred with his company's New fork correspondent earlier Wednesday and had been ad ised that the Feb. 1 date "prob bly will be an advantageous irne" to sell the bonds. By wording the official resolu iorV'ori or about Feb. how ver, the city left itself some eeway to take advantage of at dvantageous market or to avoic temporarily bad market, Holm ixplained.: -He said further that he'ex reels the city to again recelvi in A rating from Moody's on his it did with its issue hi 1962 for pavini nd drainage; the better the rat ng accorded the bonds, the bet er price the city can expec rom bidders. Interest Rate Holm declined to guess what nterest rate the city might get on the new bonds, but said that 'the current municipal bond market in general is probably at its highest level for 1964 and he strengthing trend is expect- ed to continue. Under terms of the election impositions, the bonds cannot ie sold for an interest rate high- er than four per cent per an- um. Council members noted that Tuesday's two propositions car- ried every one of the city's'11 voting precincts, in some cases >y margin. The 1962 issue carried all but one box. Official action was tentative WALTER JENKINS New Hearings To Skip Party Girl Discussions WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate Rules Committee voted Wednesday to hold new hear- ings on Bobby Baker in January and to question resigned White House aide Walter Jenkins. But the Senators decided to Irop tlie party g publicly earlier. Committee Chairman B. Ev- erett Jordan, D-N.C., said a public hearing held Wednesday afternoon would be the commit- tee's last this year. But jusl when Jenkins a long-lime 'Just in Time' Rainfall Hailed It may be nasty weather as far as .office workers and Christmas shoppers are concerned, but for farm- ers anrl ranchers in this area the rain of the past two lays couldn't have come at a better time. "It was getting mighty said Victoria County Agent D. B. McCombs. "The oats arid rye fields'were to hurt, but this rain should bring them right along now." The rain came loo late t< i.elp native grasses, but it wll 'Menagerie' Due To Open Final Run "The Glass which received enthusiastic approval from'audiences in three per- formances last weekend, willlhe total rainfall since the rai J_.. KptTfln wac 71 Tf ielp provide much-needed mois ,ure for both ranges and field next spring. .73 Total A spokesman at the U.S Weather Bureau at Foster Fiel said late Wednesday night tha open its three-day run Thursday with curtain time at p.m.' The play can ,be seen at the same s time. Friday and Saturday, evening in Dever- eux Playhouse at Foster Field Tickets can be purchased at the door if seats are available Julie Haydon, who appeared as the daughter, Laura, in the original Broadway production o Tennessee Williams play, is tea tured in the Trail of Six F Flags reduction as lhe mother, Am nda'-Wingfield. Charles McCally, In his sec y scheduled for the Dec. 21 regular meeting to in- struct the contractor for Drain- age Project No. 5 to include all alternates in his work program. Prior to Tuesday's eleclion, council had explained that the 1962 program was running shorl of funds, necessitating lhe 000 bond issue approved Tues iay to carry the program through to completion. Faced With Choice The shortage actually devel oped in the paving portion, but lhe city was faced with the choice of deciding whether to delay paving or drainage work prior to Tuesday's successfu election. When the Drainage Project 5 contract was awarded lo Held enfels Brothers of Corpus Chris- ti in November, six items of les- ser importance were listed as "additive alternates." It was explained that under an agree (See Page ISA) President Alters Inaugural Garb WASHINGTON (AP) Presi dent Johnson will scrap the lop hat and morning coat traditiot and wear a plain black suit anc four-in-hand at his inaugu- ration'on Jan.. 20, the White House night. -'disclosed Wednesday The word came from Eliza belh Carpenter, press secretary to Mrs, Mrs. Carpenter. Mid also tha the President will appear in din- ner jacket and black tie at the four-inaugural balls to be around Washington that night. "The President feels that this will be much better for the peo- ple traveling great distances to the inauguration ceremony, explained Mn. Carpenter. began was .73 inches. It was lhe first measure able precip lion since Nov. 10. He added that there was good chance the rain -woul continue through Thursda morning, but clearing skies an cooler weather .were' indicates for Thursday afternoon. The rainfall .pattern seeme fairly evenly distributee throughout the county, with on rancher near Nursery re'pof ing 1.1 inches and rain sti falling and even points at dry dry Fleming Prairie report in totals of up to an inch. nd year as Six Flags Heavier ireets this play and also heavier totals were re- ears as the narrator the south of Victoria and y supporter, Tom. Regina [he coast, according to ally takes the role of. Associated Press. Aransas ith Tommy Dotson in the measured 3. M. inches, and f the gentleman Sinton and Gregory The cast traveled to had Refugio, Alice hursday evening to perform Taft reported 2.00 inches. he newly organized disturbance in the Gulf of ittle Theater, attracting sent the moist gray irge audience despite' the northward through the lal the play was Stout south winds tith a basketball game and the rain line steadily nusic concert on the all day. The Weather said the disturbance A group from the caused by a weak low pres- icater is expected to see area in the Gulf. nal performance here noon, Dalhart in the north- ay evening, and then study corner of the Panhandle, a I sets and lighting under the only weather station irection of IhH Six Flags clear. ical crew including Ralph How-rd, Sam Bailey HI, Bill temperatures were In the 40s and 50s. on, Thorn Yancey and Weather Bureau said rain (See SHOW, Page RAIN, Page ISA) SAFE CHRISTMAS Safeguards Against Fire Urged During Holidays As Victorians began unpack: ing their decorations for anoth- er Yule season, Fire Marshal George Sirmon Wednesday urged everyone to use extreme caution in order (o prevent a Christmas tragedy. cautions be taken so that we'll riave another safe year." Sirmon has scheduled, a dem- onstration using treated and un- treated trees for a.m. Sat- urday at the First Victoria Na- tional iBank Town Hall at a Besides suggesting an easily- counly-wide meeting made home recipe for flame-adult leaders and officers proofing Christmas trees, Sir-, He also invites' any persons rnon reminded that only decora- desiring further advice on tions approved by Underwriters Christmas safety to call him at Laboratories to be used to. as-Central Fire Station, HI 5-1922 sure safety. The flame-proofing recipe with only 22 days left on the 1964 calendar, only 467 alarms calls for nine ounces of Borax Ion of water. should be wet enough !t is being spray- flames from destroying the tree. Sirmon also explained that the in 'water. "We have not had a Christmas tree fire In two years. The fire department and myself are sug- gesting that these fafety pre- de io President Johnson ill be summoned was left up in ie air. A committee member said the mirig, and whether Jenkins ill testify in public or closed ession, will depend on his pliys- and emotional condition, 'hen Jenkins quit his White oiise .job during the eleclion ampaign, and il became known e had twice been arrested on morals charges, he was a hospi- al patient. Doctor's Care Jenkins still is under care of oclors. Early in the Baker inquiry, he committee's Democratic majority voted: down demands y Republican members to call enkins for questioning .about estimony relating to tie sale of idvertising time oh an Austin, 'ex., television station owned iy Johnson's family. The Republicans wanled to [ueslion Jenkins about testimo- iy by Don B. Reynolds, a key vilness, lhat at Jenkins' request te bought advertising time on he television station although ie had no use for it. This, Rey- nolds said, was after he sold life nsurance policies to .Johnson before Johnson became presi- lenl. Reynolds is a" Silver Spring, Md., insurance man. Closed Session Jenkins has said he had no tnowledge of arrangements for purchasing lhe television lime. The decisions on th'e'eommit- :ee's future action were .taken at a four-hour closed sion. They, were announced by 3en. John Sherman Copper, R- Ky., who said he did so reluc- lantly. V Jordan, as chairman, had told newsmeri'he planned to issue a statement .Thursday', detailing what .the committee decided behind closed doors, but Cooper beat him to it. The Kentuckian did so, he said, because Jordan had.indicated to newsmen.that all members, including Cooper; were happy'with the decisions. "Only Republican Cooper, the only Republican who attended, said he definitely (was not happy because he had been voted down on all motions excepl one. In all, five questions were discussed and acted on, he said.- Obviously annoyed at the commiflce. chairman, Cooper said, "I don't think anyone has the authority to examine my emotional processes to deter- mine'whether I'm happy or sad." Jordan told newsmen "I did not intend to infer that Sen.: Coop- er agreed (with lhe Demo- to issue In the morning." Party Girl Issue Jordan said lhat when-news- men asked whether Cooper was happy .said I didn't know." Newsmen heard his an- ver as, "I think so." One of lhe things Cooper said he vigorously opposed was drop- ping the party girl issue. He aid he moved unsuccessfully to defer a decision on this until the wo other GOP members, Sens. Carl T. Curtis of Nebraska and High Scott of Pennsylvania, could be present. Then, Cooper said, he was orccd to vote against the mo- ion not to pursue this line of inquiry. The party girl angle he spoke {See JENKINS, Page ISA) The fire, marshal noted that or sodium the soap have been answered by firemen be mixed wilh four as compared la 547 in 1963 684 ounces of boric acid and a gal-in 1962 and a record 617 alarms In 1961: Sirmon who is also chairman of the fire safety committee 01 ed oh the tree. It will not harm the Victoria Chamber of Com colors or shrink mon pointed out. He said the chemical reaction win push oxy- nicrce, grass fires had number been cut half mainly due lo talks lo 4-H gen away and thus prevent Club members on the use of ii cinerators. "This has reduced our volume tree should at all times be kepi of unattended (rash fires that have burned out of control." In addition, Sirmon'also ex pressed appreciation to (hose landowners who have mowei (See SAFETY, Page 16A) WEATHER Cloudy to partly cloudy Thurs- day with rain ending Thursday afternoon. Clearing and a little colder Thursday night. Variable winds 10-25 mph. and gusty, be- coming westerly on Thursday and northerly on Thursday night. Expected Thursday tem- peratures: High 55, low 40. South Central Texas: Cloudy lo partly cloudy Thursday with rain ending afternoon. Clearing Thursday night and Friday. A little colder Thursday night. High Thursday 50-60. Temperature W e d n e sday: High 45. Precipitation Wednesday: .73. Total rainfall for year lo date: 32.24. Tides (Port Lavaca Port O'Connor Low at p.m., high at p.m. Sunset Thursday, sunrise Friday. Weather extremes for Ihia dale: Low 26 in 1919. hleh 88 in 1933. intitrmnrrun fejled on dati I rom the US Burttu Victoria OJllct. SA) ;