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Advocate (Newspaper) - December 13, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 220 TELEPHONE VICTORIA, .TEXAS, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1964 54 Pages McNamara Reserve Plan Now Official Army Units Will Be Integrated With Guard WASHINGTON (AP) Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara made public Saturday his plan to abolish the Army Reserve organization and place its functions and part of its personnel in the National Guard. Remaining individuals in the Reserve are to go ----------------------------------------Hnlo Ihe military limbo ol standby status, McNamara estimated the re organization ultimately will save million annually. He asserted there no longer is any valid military require- ment for existence of the Army Reserve units as such. This assessment is certain to stir some strenuous opposition ir Congress. McNamara's action, forecas; days in published reports as announced officially at mtagon news conference. Others Unaffected The main plan deals only with e Army Reserve, leaving the r Force, Navy and Marines eserve programs unaffected present. But in an accompanying atement, McNamara disclosed at he plans to remove about M members of Congress and me other upper echelon Phase-Out Of Reserve To Be Slow Texas Groups Await Word AUSTIN (AP) -Maj. Gen.! William R. Calhouri, command- er of Army reservists in Texas and New Mexico, said today Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara's plan to realign reserve and National Guard forces will have no immediate effect in Texas. "It will affect our Uie VIII Army Corps command- er told The Associated Press, "but it would have lo be phased over a year or a year and one- half." Meeting Set Calhoun said he and the com- mander of the Nineteenth Army Corps with jurisdiction over Louisiana, Arkansas and Okla- homH will meet Thursday in San Antonio with adjutants gen- eral of trie five states. The meeting, Calhoun said, was called by Gen. Robert W. Colglazier, commander of the Fourth Army, headquartered at Ft. Sam Houston. About active reservists including on pay dril1 status, are under the VIII corps. Calhoun said, with 80 per ceni of that number Texans in 200 units. Victoria Units The largest unit is the 90th division, which has two com- panies in Victoria. Others are the 420th Engineer Brigade, Bryan; the 807th Hospital Center at Galveston; the 75th Maneu- ver Area Command, Houston; the 156th Quartermaster Petrol- eum Command in Albuquerque; and a Civil Affairs Area Com- mand in Dallas. "The plan will have to be worked out unit by Cal tioun said. "Some individuals will go ind (See RESERVE, Page 8A) Artriin Jaschke bringing down a nice buck on his ranch nea Schrocder and Charlie Ras ka bagging two deer in Mason County The Norris Mettlng family on an outing to York town the Lynn Roloffs of to Houston for the day Capt. Carl Smith of Great Falls Mont., informing his mother Mrs. Larkin Smith by telephon that it has been 12 below, bii it has warmed up to 43 and th snow is melting Mrs. Joh; Jordan reminding those inter ested in tickets to the produc tion of "Amahl" in Austin, 8 p.m. Dec. 15, or p.m Dec. 16, at the Austin Municipa Auditorium, fo contact her. Tick els are free, but one has t have a ticket lo get a seat Mrs. Henry. Matched one those who has her worst ca (rouble in the rain Dr. an Mra. C. S. Bingham to celebral a wedding anniversary on Mon day and Mr. ind Mrs, Joe Kttcera Jr. due to celebrat their anniversary Monday Miss Jo Urban glad for a da off to lake advantage .of th pretty weather Mrs. Marily Goldman having one of mornings when everything abou her shopping seemed to fall int place Otto Schaene- mann admitting that she hac not had time to get into th. mood for Christmas shoppin yet MeCracki always..amazed at those peop with an early'morning jolly di position Mri. Willie kendall wondering why all II unfortunate things concernln the family automobile happen her instead of to her husban Walter S. Higfiu Jr. Houston, son of Mr. aod W. S. Higufau of Victoria, ha mg an article published in tl petroleum magazine, "Tl Undman." Bonds and Stadium On Trustee Agenda BLAST FOR BLAST Che Guevarra, Cuban min- ister of industry, is pictured above blasting U.S. aggression in a U.N. speech at the same lime a Cuban refugee rocket aimed at U.N. was exploding harmlessly in the East River. Saturday Che's boss, Fidel Castro, had a blast for the Cuban roast pig for Christmas. (AP Photo) No Pig in Poke For Fidelistas Although no official word has been given regarding building programs, the move announced Saturday by Secretary of Defense McNamara could cost the city of Victoria the Army Reserve Armory for which ground preparation already has begun. As of Saturday, however, no information had been re- ceived here concerning pos- sible termination of the armory construction plans. deral employes from ready eserye status and this would feet reserve officers in al ranches of the armed services His argument is that these ien would be more useful to nation in their present jobs lan in the armed services in arlime. Prominent Figures Among the more prominent olitical figures who hold or ave held high Reserve rank re Sens. Barry Goldwater, R- riz., and Strom Thurmond, D- .C. The 1964 Republican ential nominee is an Air Force major general and Thurmond eld a similar two-star rank in ie Army Reserve until his re- ent retirement. In addition to statements of issent from congressional ources, the Reserve Officers Association demanded public earings before the Army Re- erve reorganization is imple- mented. Five Brigades McNamara called the pro- ram a "realignment" of Army Reserve and National Guard orces. But, in essence, it means divisions and subdivisions f the Reserve will disappear nd in their place will be a Na- lonal Guard augmented by five rigades formed from the re- erves. The Guard thereupon would lave an estimated men n its high-priority outfits. But aid McNamara, this is less ban the present overloaeen discussing this thing for a long time, but we've never tak- en a vote on it, formal or in- formal." The stadium Issue has been a subject of controversy with both trustees and the public since it first arose two years ago. The board is apparently fairly evenly divided on the sub- ject, although all the members agree that additional seating facilities are needed. Stadium Debate Estimates of a new stadium range as high as and some trustees feel that the Pat- ti Welder facility could be ex- panded at a much lower cost. Others point out that a site costing was pur- chased near Victoric High School two years ago specifical- ly for a new stadium, and that the site would be of little use (See AGENDA, Page 8A) EXTENSIVE DAMAGE Collision With Bridge Injures Truck Driver By JAMES SIMONS Advocate Staff Writer A (ruck loaded with rounds of produce crashed into he Coleto Creek bridge eight miles west of Victoria on U. S. lighway 59 Saturday morning njuring the driver and leaving extensive damage to the truck and the bridge. Joseph Wikowski, 42, of Rock port, Ind., a driver for Rock- wrt Sanitary Potteries, suffered several rib fractures as his huge machine landed crossways on he bridge on its right side 188 'eel away from its original Im- pact with the west end of the feet off.the opposite side al Its final resting place. At the point where the trac- tor landed, an eight-foot section of concrete guard railing was torn lose- and knocked 60 feel below into the creek bed. A three-foot area of iron railing (Sec CRASH, Page 8A) told Highway Pa- slructure. Wikowski trolman Buddy Means thai he fell asleep al the wheel. He had left Edinburg at II p.m. Friday with the ice-packed cargo ol cabbage, mustard greens cauliflower. and semi trailer smashed against Ihe end of the bridge railing on the right side bounced off and hit the left sid and until then careened finally sideways i near the middle of the bridge, The tractor was extending three feel off the left side o the bridge and the trailer four WEATHER Partly cloudy and colder Sun- day through Monday. Southerly winds shifting to northerly 12- 25 Sunday morning, diminishing Sunday night. Expected Sunday ,emperatures: Low 50, high 70. South cloudy :hrough Monday. High Sunday 60-70 north and 70-75 south. Temperatures Saturday: High 75, low 44, Tides (Port Lavaca Port Central Texas: Partly and colder Sunday Means truck-tractor O'Connor Low at a.m. and p.m. High at a.m. and p.m. Sunset Sunday, sunrise Monday. Weather extremes for this rest date: Low 28 in 1919, high 85 in 1921. This Inmrminon bjsvd on data I ram the U.S Wutlur Buruu Victoria ;