Advocate (Newspaper) - December 16, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 223 TZLEPUONC HI 1-1411 VICTORIA, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1964 12 Cents CofC Okays Budget of Program Is Approved 'By HENRY WOLFF JR. Advocate Starr Writer Directors of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce approved a budget and a pro- gram of work for 1965 in a brief end-of-year board meeting Tues- day afternoon, C, A. Diekerson, incoming president, said the budget com-, pares with approved last year for an increase of about 10 per cent. It allows 035.20 for administrative purpos- 'NUTS' TO ULTIMATUM Foes in Battle of Bulge Recall Legendary Reply NEUBURG, Germany The message was typed neatly on a big white cardboard almost a foot square. was ail it said, and it became a legend bt World War II. The American general who it and the German general who received it talked Tuesday, about their exchange 20 years! ago during the Battle of the Bulge. "Frankly, I didn't know what nuts former Ger- man Gen. Heinrich von Lu- ettwitz, who now lives in n com- fortable two-family house in this es and for committee German town. pcnscs in carrying out the or- ganization's extensive new pro- gram. Kcvcnuc Decline To meet the expenditures out- lined in the budget, Dickerson said the chamber will have lo find a solution lo a decline in the amount of revenue il re- ceives from membership dues. In 1962, (his revenue reached an all-lime high ot but fell off in 1963 and amounted lo only about tis year. All in- come this year totaled 81 or about less than the ex- penditures recommended last year at this time. "Therefore, some of our com- mittees did not have the money the chamber intended to allow them for their work during Ihe he noted. A financial re- port presented Tuesday showed the budget for committee work for was but only was actually spent. Minimum Dues I He said the chamber now.has' more members than ever before but that 70 per cent of them are paying minimum dues. A nation- al average is 45 per cent. He told the .directors, "We must create a fairer proporlion- rrient in dues payments "This will be studied by a new ways and means, committee headed by Stan Weppler, next year's board treasurer." Dickerson also pointed out that, in 1959 the chamber spent 85 per-, cent ;of its money on ad- ministrative only 15 per cent for committee func- tions. The chamber now spends 69 per cent on administration and has raised the working per- centage to 31 per cent. Sidney's Worth members are getting heir money's he said. We have been putting our mon- ey to better use than chambers in many other cities." There was little discussion on the new budget, and it passed without any objections, along with the new year's program. On the program of work, Dick- erson said it was both "progres- sive and workable." Before taking up matters per taming to the new year, Robert R. ;Martin, this year's president, thanked outgoing board mem- An interpreter explained the meaning of the word to me and asked whether I wasn't insulted. I wasn't. I recall having had the deepest respect for the Amen-1 can officer who sent it." But retired Gen, Anthony C. McAulirfe, wile now lives in Washington, remembered that he felt insulted when he sent the message in reply to a German demand that he surrender the Belgian town of Bastogne. "It was the last sentence, that lousy last sentence that did McAuIiffe recalled of the Ger- man ultimatum delivered to him in Bastogne on Dec. 22, 1944. McAuIiffe said he sent his "Nuts" reply on an impulse, but he had it carefully typed up to make it formal, McAuIiffe then had Col. Jo- seph H. Harper, now a retired major general in Washington, deliver his reply to a group of blindfolded German soldiers who had come through the lines under a flag of Imce. Harper told the German lead' er what the message said, and the German said he knew the word but didn't understand it in that context. "It means the same as 'go to hell.' Do you understand what that Harper asked the German, who did. Luellwilz, who was command- Highway .Aide Clarifies Comity Permit Request M- County Judge Wayne L. Hart- man said a district highway de- partment official told him Tues- day lhat three Victoria men who plan to develop some property im Ihe Goliad Highway will not lave to provide the Stale High- way Department wilh a -permit from Commissioners Court. After discussing the matter with Earl Wyalt, an administra- bers for their service to chamber and community. the In other comments, Mar- tin said the chamber sponsored business-education day drew many favorable comments from both teachers and businessmen, that plans for a 12 to 14 story (See CofC, Page 8) Today's Chuckle There's a new organiza- tion called Beatniks Anony- mous. If a member Iccls like taking a balh, he calls another member who rushes over and shuts off the wa- ter. It May Get Confusing The.program of work ap- proved Tuesday by the Vic- toria Chamber of Commerce for 1.965 lists only one objective for a newly created military affairs committee. Hut it might be a diffi- cult one, to accomplish if some plans of Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNa- inara are carried out any time soon. The committee, headed by Walter Swank, plans to direct a program for nam- ing and dedicating the new Army Reserve armory now under construction on Bee er of the 57th German Armored Corps, said he had been ordered to take Bastogne as part of the last-gasp German offensive in the Ardennes Forest. The frontier town was an Im- portant road junction. "It was a desperale effort doomed from the said Luettwitz of the offensive. He said the ground was poor for attack and "any military leader of common sense should have known that the Allies' air super- iority would finally win the bat- tle. "Under these circumstances, capturing Bastogne or not didn't make much difference In the over-all picture." Nevertheless, a race quickly developed between troops of Lueltwilz's corps and McAu- liffe's 101st U.S. Airborne Divi- sion to get to Bastogne. "Baslogne was the hub of a very important road Mc- AuIiffe recalled. "If we denied (See REPLY, Page 8) Farmers Approve Quotas on Cotton WASKINGTON (API-Grow- ers voted by heavy margins In Agriculture Department refer- enda Tuesday to continue fed- eral production and marketing controls on Upland and extra cottons and flue- cured tobacco. fn the upland cotton referen- dum returns from 18 of the 20 producing states gave for controls on next year's crops and against, for a favor- able majority of 96.3 per cent. The Agriculture Department Jordan St. north of said they would wait Lavaca Dr. until Wednesday lo get returns Tom Kansas and Nevada where Ihere are a combined lolal of less than 500 growers. in a referendum on extra long staple cotton, growers voted 755 for and 185 against quotas for next-year, for a favorable ma- jority of 80.3 per cent. The vote by slates on federal, marketing quotas on the 1965 upland cotton crop in Tuesday's farmer referendum included: STATES Arizona Arkansas Louisiana New Mexico Oklahoma Texas Totals John Slockbauer Jr. cxplain- ing that he steps outside to get'dan work- in's weather report Mrs. Lee Swickhelmcr returning from the meeting of the Texas Hospital Assn. Council in Austin Mrs. J. B. Wilson explaining that now Street Due Completion Another section of the cily oond thoroughfare program will be completed and opened to traf- fic Wednesday the seclion of Red River from Ben Wilson Road to Sam Houston Drive- but recent wet weather has de- layed work on North Ben Jor- dan Street. Royce McDonald of Lockwoori Andrews and Newnam said the cast segment of Red River should be finally opened to traf- fic by noon Wednesday. Bad weather has set the Ben Jordan work "about 10 days" behind schedule, however, mov- ing the completion dale back to near Jan. 15. This is Ihe sec- lion from Airline Drive lo Sam Houston. The Jan. 15 completion date is contingent on the weather, however, and McDonald said the seven-day weather forecast anticipates more rain next week- end. This could mean still an- other set-back for the Ben Jor- ive engineer with the district lighway office in Yoakum, Hart- man said: "In effect, he said all the Highway Department intend- ed to ask the court for was a etler indicaling the commis- sioners have reviewed Ihe plans and find no objection lo the state issuing a permit." The developers appeared be- ore the court Monday morning to request "written permis- sion" asked of them in a let- er from the district highway office which informed them of conditions that would have to )e met before a permit will be granted. The property is owned by William Murphy, Jr., Albert Oick and C. -E. Erwin. It will DC cleared, filled to an eleva- ,ion in line with the. highway on the south and Siegfried Street on the north and will be pro- vided with paving curb and gut- ter, and drainage facilities, so it can be used for commercial purposes. is.not a good time for the virus Henry Skopal doing his bit in observing fellow farmers and their relaxed attitudes since the WEATHER Increasing cloudiness Wednes- day, cloudy to partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thurs- day. Southerly winds 12 to 22 m.p.h. through Thursday shift- rain Slim Buentelfo taking ing lo northerly Thursday after- it easy but looking forward to noon, Expected Wednesday tern- getting back lo the farming op- peratures: Low 50, high 72. eration Vicar Norman Al-1 South Central Texas: Increas- bertson getting acquainted with'ing cloudiness Wednesday, the operation of a newspaper Cloudy lo-partly cloudy Wednes- planl Rosalie of day night and Thursday. Colder Corpus formerly of Vic- north Wednesday night and itorla, sending greetings to all Thursday. High Wednesday 65- 'friends by way of Pat and Gregg 75. Kandli Dick Dunn Tcmpcralures; Tuesday: High the warm afternoon sunshine ,164, low-32. Panl Tagllaboe helping a friend Tides (Port Lavaca Port with a difficult problem. ..Mr. O'Connor Lows at and Mrs. Mule Mayer of Colo- rado, former Victorians, writing to offer a Border collie dog after J reading of frond's difficulties level: 30.12. with wolves and coyotes Mrs. George Murphy convinced she should coyer more territory in keeping up with her friends San> admitting the work wai engaged with WM mighty plwsMt... a.m. and p.m., highs at p.m. and a.m. Thursday. Barometric pressure at sea Sunset Wednesday, sun rise Thursday.. Weather extremes for this date: Low 24 in 1M3, high S3 in 1933. i This Inlorttianun bawd on data from Ihe U.S Bureau City To Eye Street Plan For Stadium Airline Drive Diie for Study By TOME, FITE Advocate Siaff Writer No formal arrangement has been made .concerning an exten- sion of Airline Drive and cross streets to serve a proposed new high school football stadium, but City Council probably will dis- cuss the matter at its meeting next Monday, Mayor Kemper Williams Jr., said Tuesday. Several questions will have to be answered before a definite arrangement can be made, Wil Hams added; Of primary consid eration would be whether the proposed extension would fit in with the city's master plan for thoroughfares, and whether the Airline extension would cross Victoria High School property or swing slightly south onto pri- valely owned property. Victoria Planning Commission recently designated a tentative route for a thoroughfare link between Houston Highway and Halieltsville Highway which would seem to work in well with the plans for Airline and Miori Lane. Miori Lane is the street north of Victoria High School. By September Other considerations. Williams said, would be cost of the proj- ect and the city's financial ca- pability to accomplish this work by next September. Williams also said he will ask council at the next meeting to approve his tentative appoint- ments to the joint cily-counly- school coordinating committee, a panel which he described as Rusk Pressing Nuclear Force Plan for NATO "long needed.' Councilmen and Veltori He will name C. Carsner Jr. Cowden to the YES 377 518 NO 115 340 151 196 526 Percentage for: 96.1 _ "The'voje'iby' states on market- ing quotas on next year's crop of extra long staple cotton in Tuesday's farmer referendum included: STATES..........YES.. Ariaona 217 New Mexico 174 Texas 277 Puerto Rico 70 Totals 755 panel, with council approval The most likely first objective o be sough I by Ihe joint com- mittee would be a single taxing agency to serve the school dis- rict and the city, wilh the coun- y possibly a third participant Villiams said, however, that here "is some question" as1 to whether present state law would >ermit the county to participate Computers Planned Under the proposal which has been discussed by city and school officials, the two tax of- icers would be combined under a single tax assessor-collector, 69 and in time computers would be 76 installed and programmed to 4g ..--r .NO program offered and 37 against. In this year's program, provi- sions provide addilional price support in the form of payments T- to growers who plant wilhin a r, K domestic that acre- Caclus Club, the properly fronts about feet along the high- way. Since some of Ihe work (Sec AIDE, Page 8) handle tax billing. Billing with >e accomplished "much cheap- er and more Wil- iams.said. While Uie .machines could be programmed to do the job without establishing com- non valuations (so-called mar- set air participating agencies, it is admittedly a long- objective to have all po- itical subdivisions taxing on a single 100 per valuation. Each vould continue, however, to set its own tax rate and assess- ment ratio. Confusing System Proponents of this plan jue that it is confusing to many Last year, 112 voted for the people when they receive three tax bills, each based on a dif- ferent "market value." Further confusing the issue is the fad that one agency may assess on 185 Percentage for per cent. Local Growers OK Cotton Plan A light turnout of Victorua County, farmers government's 1965 cotton-pro- gram by a margin of 101 to 15 in (he national referendum Tues- day, reported B. H. Greenhill, county ASCS office manager. He estimated persons were eligible to vote. age of a farm which is estimat- ed to produce ils share of the cotton needed for consumption in the United Stales. TO PAY DIFFERENCE Port Schools Amend Policy on Court Service school board Tuesday amended its sick leave By-MARY BAKER PHILIPS Advocale Staff Writer PORT LAVACA The district night policy permitting court service jury duly or being called as a wit- ness at a trial lo no longer be charged against sick leave. Instead, a schoolemploye ren- dering this service will be paid, on presentation of a signed state- ment by the proper court au thority the difference in the request conligen I upon its legal i amount paid by the court and salary paid by the school. School personnel will return lo work immediately upon release from such duty. The board heard an explana tion of the objectives and serv- ices planned by the six-county Gulf Bend Center for Children and Youth as a preface lo a request for its participation in its financial support. The pres- entation was made by the Rev. James Bailey, vice president 01 the organization, who detailed the formal of the project. The center asked Uie' school district lo finance of Cal- houn County's estimated share. The board voted to approve the 8 SHOPPING DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS ty and financing being avail- able, Mayor Rudy Rendon present- ed a request (o the board.for ils cooperation in finding solu- tions lo mutual problems of stu dents creating a traffic hazard on Virginia Street crossings. He inquired if the patrols were sill active, and said city police would cooperate in trying for a more effective pedestrian traf- fic control and use of designat- ed crossings.. The board voted unanimously to support the request and an- nounced II would instruct prin cipals.and teachers to announce new patrols would be set up. In other actions Ihe board: Approved recommendation i Pafe I) MANUFACTURED ICE PALACE When tem- peialuies plunged in Salt Lake City'Utah, Malta and Julie Laylandei went to vyoik with a gaiden hose and the wire screen outside their sult in the 20-degree was the Christmas caid ef- fect seen above. (AP Photo) Powerful Storm Creates Blizzard for Northwest a basis of 25 per cent of actual value, another on 40 per cent, and tile third on a completely produce Us share of the different per centage. Add to these two factors the final lax rate set by each agency, anc the matter of tax calculation slips beyond Ihe grasp of the many taxpayers. There is thie additional consid- eration lhat each agency must adjust one or more of the three factors to arrive revenue figure at an actua 'which will meet, but not exceed, its budgei for Ihe year in question. Propo- nents contend that with a com- mon valuation, the other fac (See CITY, Page 8) INDEX Abhy r CTanilicd ....lt-11 Sports Comics I Televis ision II Women'i I ..I' By THE ASSOCIATED PRKSS A powerful, prewinter storm rumbled through the Northwest Tuesday, creating blizzard con- ditions lhat plummeted temper- atures below zero, closed schools and clogged traffic. Strong winds buffeted sections of -the Northwest and West, scooping snow into deep drifts md damaging buildings. Severe blizzard condi lions Drevailed in Montana. The U.S. Weather Bureau said the com- )ination. of wind, snow and cold s almost unprecedented for the autumn season. Cut Bank, hit by 35-mile-an-hour winds as the :empcraturc plunged to 27 be- ow zero; The .community of Summit was 38 below zero at noon, but warmed to -34 by darkness. Texas, meanwhile, braced for Ihe bite of new arctic air in the Panhandle after warming up slightly from an overnight chill hat spread frost into the'semi- ropical Lower Rio Grande Val- ey. Assurance came quickly rom Ihe Valley lhat little dam- age was done to winter vege- able gardens and citrus groves. Heavy show !warnings' were ssued for Montana, .Wyoming, North and South Dakota, Cold vave warnings were in effect or Montana, Idaho, parts of Wyoming, Minnesota, Washing- on, eastern Oregon, North and Jouth Dakota, northwestern Viseonsin aijd most of Iowa. Schools ;in and Vyoming were closed because he blizzard made travel hazardous. Winds of more -than 80 m.p.h. toppled' a >rick wall in a residential sec- lion Wyo. Freakish winds at one point reaching gusts of 95 rri.p.h. raked much of eastern and northeastern Colorado. U.S. 87 sharing of nuclear strategy. The north of Denver was closed for British minister coupled this _, Partnership Announced Alvin Siteman, president of the Siteman Organization of St. Louis, Mo., which plans lo build a 12 to 14 story hotel-office building in downtown Victoria, announced Tuesday the project will be developed in as- sociation with A. B. Alkek of Victoria. Alkek will own 50 per cent of the project, Siteman said. The Siteman Organization has been associated with Alkek in other real estate developments in Texas over a period of sever- al years. Siteman said his firm has re- ceived "many fine comments in Victoria regarding our plans and the enthusiasm expressed is very much appreciated." On Monday, Dec. 7, Siteman announced three-quarters of a block of downtown property has been acquired for the structure. Construction is expecled lo be- gin late next year. a period after a series of auto collisions occurred in a dense blanket of dust lifted by the winds. Powerful winds and bitter cold accompanied a one-to-three nch snowfall state. Schools were closed. fn Seattle, wind gusts meas- ired at 30 lo 50 m.p.h. blew down a section of a brick and (See STOHM, Page 8) Friday Noon Deadline In Yule Lighting Contest Deadline for entering the Victoria area Christmas Lighting Contest Is Friday noon. Kntriej may be pest- marked through Thursday, may be turned in at the Victoria Advocate basinets by Friday BOW. Contest are ing witk Ckriatmai displays evem> though they my par- ticularly Interested pttlng for prlies. A Hit of will appear ht Sunday's Advccate, as4 will be by many fitumt In planning a tour of Christmas displays ia Ihe city. The contest Is being spon- sored Advocate and Central Power and Light Co. Employes of the spon- sors are not eligible for prizes. First prize will be JIM, witk prizes Kt, 115 and two tS be awarded. Far the pmrpose of Inf, Ike displays most be lighted between and p.m. Friday through Tues- day, Wliuwrs will he an- mncrd oezt Wednesday, Seeks Aid Of Allies InVietNaiii Principal Foe Is DeGaullc PARIS (AP) Despite strong French opposition, Secretary of State DeanxRusk went ahead Tuesday with plans for an Allied nuclear commend along with other members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He also called on the Allies for concrete help in South Viet Nam. Rusk faced another meeting with President Charles dc Gaulle Wednesday in a sharp- ening diplomatic fu'ssle with France on nuclear policy. De Gaulle'has insisted on building his own purely French atomic arsenal in contrast to U.S. hopes for greater integration of tho Western defense shield. i Stake In Asia Addressing the winter meet- ing of NATO, Husk said the United States hopes its Allies will give, tangible help lo the hard-pressed South Vietnamese government in an'Asian area formerly ruled by France. Con- ference sources quoted Rusk was emphasizing that the free world has an important stake in, develolments in Southeast Asia. There was no immediate word on the response to the plea. Five NATO ministers, includ- ing Rusk and the diplomatic leaders of Britain, West Germa- ny, Italy and Holland, met Briefly to consider a top-level session early next year on the projected Allied nuclear com- mand. Separate Meeting This separate meeting, initial- ed by the British foreign secre- tary, Patrick .Gordon Walker, and West German foreign min- ister, Gerhard Schroeder, en- visaged a meeting of depuly for- eign ministers to study the' American-sponsored multilat- eral nuclear force, British pro- posals for a widcr.Atlanlic com- mand, and any other ideas par- ticipating nations cared to ad- vance. In the full council, Rusk got some support from Gordon Walker, who urged greater nu- clear integration and a greater in Washington and highways ___._ any spread of nuclear weapons ei- ther within the alliance or in the world in general. Under. U.S. Veto Gordon Walker pledged to commit all of Britain's nuclear nuclear operate capacity to an Allied command that would _r____ under a U.S. presidential veto. This is in marked contract to the position of France, whose (See RUSK, Page 8) SCHOOL SWITCH Girls Learn To Drive Nails, Boys Bake Cakes EATONTOWN, .N.J.- The boys are baking cakes and Jre girls are driving nails at Memorial School' and enjoying every minute of it. All members of the same eighth-grade class, the 12 boys are whipping up dishes in the home economics kitchen while the nine girls are in the in- dustrial arts shop learning how to use saws and hammers. Principal Charles Lanza and the teachers say the youngsters are enthusiastic about the switch. I've started to help my mother .with the cooking at said Robert Cuslis, 15. "My specialities are apple crisp dessert frankfurters wrapped In Trie young chefs lake some ribbing from the other boys in school, "but they. leave us alone quick enough if we bring them samples of our Custis said. They'll prepare a luncheon at the school soon for their mothers. The girls have been using jig saws lately to cut the patterned wooden pieces of the sewing kits they're making. Next they'll wire up an electrical question- game. "I may end up as the handy- man 'around IhB said Shirley Starr, !3. "We're much more concerned with values and altitudes. We feel the most important Ihlng they'll learn is an appreciation of another point of view, and an understanding of an area in which they normtlly wouldn't get much training." Turning (o the more Immedi- ate results, Lanza reported about the boys: "I've sampled some of their cooking and it's very tasty." 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