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   Advocate (Newspaper) - December 17, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 224 TELEPHONE HI I-1411 VICTORIA, TEXAS; THURSDAY, DECEMBER KM 38 Cents Plan Bared To Seal Off West Allies Blasts Would Close Passes PARIS (AP) The United States has placed atomic demo- lition 'charges in Western Eu- rope to blast bridges and rnour lam passes should war come, authoritative sources said Wednesday night. The disclosure came as U.S. Defense Secretary Robert S! Mc- Narnara told the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's mimslcri at council that -the nuclear ar senal't-s now so staggering that further expensive investments in nuclear arms can hardly be justified. H was presumed the atomic demolition charges are in Wesl Germany, France has refused to permit the United States to store nuclear charges on its soil as! long >s it would not share control over them. Defense Factor The sources said the atomic demolition charges were only a relatively small part of the nu- clear warhead arsenal at the disposal of NATO forces Western Europe. to knocking out bridges, and filling in mountain passes through .which an enemy might' be advancing, the charges could be used to obliter- ate enemy obstacles. The United States would con- trol the use of the charges. A fallout, problem would ba negli-i gible, informants said. The number or power of the charges' was not disclosed. Atomic Mines West Gorman sources said eariier, that West Germany proposed sowing the Kasl-Wesl German frontier with atomic mines, but this was advanced only at, a meeting of military chiefs of staff preceding the NATO meeting. These presuma- bly a variation of the demolition charges. The use of the demolition charges was, reportedly dis- cussed at the ministerial ses- sioni which heard McNamara on the state of the nuclear force. Mctyamara .assured the allied o 2 Charged in Dispute On Armory Work Here V OPEN FOR TRAFFIC The east segment of Red River Street, looking east from Ben Wilson Road, was opened lo traffic Wednesday after- noon. Completion the bond pro- gram project now provides an im- proved thoroughfare along Red River all the way from the Houston High- way to Riverside Park on the Guada- lupc River. (Advocate Photo) 100 TO BE AFFECTED peoples of share an Europe. that equal place they with America's own citizens behind the awesome shield of U.S. nu- clear power. "Quick Casualties" McNamara told the council that, an interlocked system of Western defense .is already strong enough to inflict 100 mil- lion quick casualties on the So- viet Union. He said Ihe U.S. nuclear ar- senal in West Germany alone already packs an explosive punch times the blast which leveled Hiroshima, or about 100 million tons of TNT. President Charles de Gaulle remained unconvinced. He anc Secretary of State Dean Rusk met for the second time this week. While the agreed on Ihe dangers of nuclear proliferation there was no sign of De Gaulle's softening his opposition to U.S nuclear policy for Ihe alliance. Rusk and De Gaulle wenl deeper into the problem o. avoiding a spread of nuclear arms. Rusk said they concurrec that this danger has become more acute since the Rec Chinese exploded a bomb. The two agreed that no country which possesses nuclear arms would want to sec them dissem inaled. American sources said, how (See PLAN, Page IDA) lly PAT' W1TTE Advocate Stall Writer Some lime very soon now up- wards of 100 students in the ictoria Public Schools may be- in using their nol-so-leisure ours for part-time work on (he chool grounds. They will be paid belweeii 75 enls and an hour for up to 0 hours a week for Iheir serv- ccs in a wide variety of jobs, anging from landscape assisl- nts and recreation aides to eacher aides and filing clerks. The program is designed pri- marily for students who can how they need the economic as- islance to stay in school, and annol find suitable employ- ment'elsewhere. It's all part of President ohnson's Economic Opportunity Vet of 1964, or, as it's better Victoria Independenl District's Board o: Trustees, at its recent monthly meeting, agreed to submit an application to the Federal Gov rnment to participate in the Billy Yeary dropping by ti Davirf York of Houston in town on a visit Willie Mae Land recuperating at horn after a slay in the hospital Omara Del Papa of Beaumont formerly of Victoria, in town on business ex-Viclorian, _ say "hello" to friends, and vis iling one friend who played will him-on "the Slingarec footbal team in the 1940s Ed Ang erslcin looking forward lo the Kiwanis Christmas party Thurs day night at the Sun Valley ..Mrs. Melria'.Iones at HI 5- 4264 and Mrs. Charles Schroed at HI 5-5812 trying to local names .of veterans off in hos pilals in order-to send Christ mas remembrances on bchal of the American Legion Auxi jary .Mr. and Mrs. uii Laclna doing some c.xlra wor during Ihe holiday season bu .admitting she'd be glad whe things returned to normal Robert Earl 1-oyd telling of recent tour of Houston's new stadium and changes that had to be made when they got the top on 11 Vic Koclan visi ing friends and exchangin those cheery remarks Mr and Mrs, Jeff Jeffers of Woods boro in town for the day. Local Students Due Jobs In Anti-Poverty Program irogram. Approval is expected within three to six weeks. Under the plan designed for .he VISD, the Federal Govern- ment would provide all of which would be used to pay Ihe wages of the students partic- ipating, during the first six months of the program. No local expenditures would be involved, and the VISD's extent of partic- ipation would be limited to pro- viding buildings, equipment, utilities, supplies and the time and labor of personnel already employed by the school district. Harry Ulhoff, director of secondary personnel and admin- istrative services for the VISD, said the preliminary phase of the program would nol neces- sitate the hiring of any addi- tional personnel. "We think we can absorb the work with the [ram: The school Government, would run through June 30. Presumably i would Ihcn be renewed. Only students between thi ages of 16 and 21 are eligibli to participate in the program and all Ihe work would be done on the second grounds. Thi latter point in 'the..prbgram i :he chief difference between i and Ihe Distributive Education and I n d us.tr i a) Cooperativ Training programs already i operation at Victoria H i g School: In DE and 1CT, student are employed by merchants businessmen and i n d u s t r i a firms and are paid for receivin on-the-job training. "We're limiting this to wor on the school Utho: :nown, the War on Poverty pro- people we already have, al- though it might eventually grow to the point where some time in the future we might have to hire an extra clerk or book- keeper." The program, if the VISD's applicalion is approved by the City Opens Drive To Cut said, "so we won't be competin wilh those programs." Edward De la Rosa, a con sultant for the Texas Educatio Agency who is studying th drop-out problem in Victoria said the project is "a goo start" in the campaign to hel sludenls stay in school. "This will do he saic "lo provide the assistance man sludenls need. As, you know, Ih availability of suitable work LBJ Picks Successor To Hodges Drug Executive To Fill Post WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- lent Johnson chose drug manu- acturer John T. Connor to be ecrelafy of commerce Wednes- ay and thereby sealed more olidly his friendly relations with industry. In his first designation of a Cabinet officer, Johnson an nounced that Luther H. Hodges s resigning as secretary ant hat the president of Merck t Co., Inc., Rahway, N.J. will sue ceed him. Connor, 50, a lawyer and ormer government official as well as a front-rank industrial st, told reporters: '.'I am an in lependent Democrat, or per laps a liberal businessman." He is a Roman Catholic. The President expressct 'deep regret" at Hodges' de 'arlure. The retiring secretary soon to be 67, said his resigna ion expressed his "desire and ong-lime plan to leave the Cab net by the end of Ihe four-year erni." He asked that the resignation K made effective by Jan. 20 which is inauguration day. The President, in his informal re marks, said he hoped the Cabi net post would change hands on Jan. 15 an apparent indica .ion of his wish for Senate con 'irmation of Connor. Second Resignation Hodges, former governor o North Carolina, is the secon member of the Cabinet team assembled by the lale Presiden John F. Kennedy lo resign. Rob- ert F. Kennedys quit as attorne general last summer to mak his successful Senate race. Tha job has not been filled. Meanwhile, Cabinet specula tion quickened in Washingto that Secretary of. the Treasur Douglas Dillon may be the thir to go. Administraion source have reported that Dillon, 55, Republican and former invesi ment banker, is planning t leave within a few months. Well pleased with its first re- sults on clearing of large tracts of vacant property, the city now has launched a pilot pro- ;rarn to eliminate overhanging jecs which create something of traffic nuisance. First letters have been mailed to 25 persons in a selected area requesting the properly owners :o trim trees to a minimum leight of 11 feel above streets. Owners can have the overhang- ng trees trimmed by a nursery, man, do the work themselves, or leave them for cily park crews to trim, according lo the letter. "This is just a test area to eventually. large tr; land for property lines. He cite erty on tersection. 'SPITTING SNOW By TOE ASSOCIATED TRESS A slow norther, sliding out of Rocky Mountain and Great peeled Plains blizzards, howled into the Texas Panhandle Wednes- day night. The hesilanl f r o n I arrived hours-late, but nonetheless with a bitter chill. Cold wave warnings con- tinued for the Panhandle-Plains country and temperatures were expected in the upper 20s early Thursday as far south as the Dallas-Fort Worth area... Light, 'dry snow accompanied the norther lato at Borger, along with blustery winds and a temperature of 15 degrees at 10 p.m.- At the same time, Pampa had .what a police dispatcher called "spilling snow" and high winds. Amarillo had tog and 21 degrees. Dalhart police said Ihe tern perature dipped lo 18 degrees Texas, STorthwest lions could mow fli 'reezing Todcy'i Chuckle He is the kind nf friend you on depend on al- ways arnund when he needs you. Freezing JLU for these sludenls is Imost nil." LouncJI In picking Connor, A n Trees action we after a conference vith a representative of the Dal-as Office of the Department of -abor, said the program is still n the formative stage and into the ranks of the Business Council, the blue-rib-jon voluntary organization of )ig businessmen and top financiers which performs :ompa lia'ms Clas Williams Jr. said, gram is expected to out all over the city Villiams had compli-ners of a number of :ls of undeveloped heir speedy compli-a cily ordinance cali-h areas 16 be cleared nd weeds for a mini-S feet back from all nes. particularly the prop-am Houston Drive le Laurent Street revisions are to be ex-Jected. "But as Ihings sland he aid, "we wanl to start off the students at 75 cents an hour, for ill types of work, and ihen give them periodic raises, under an incentive plan according to heir efficiency, to a maximum of an hour." Uthoff also pointed out that he studcnl workers would nol be compeling with personnel already employed by Ihe VISD. 'No, we won't fire any of our he said. "The em-jhasis would be on the advisory services for several government agencies. Hodges had a row with the Business Council in 1961, a few months afler he took office, over its exclusivity and secrecy. The council then severed its official advisory ties with the Commerce Department, whic lad lasted a quarter-century. Connors appeared to be an deal choice lo heal any linge ng scars of that battle. H jroved his devotion to the Pres lent in the political carnpaij >y becoming cochairman, wi >Jew York financier John L of the J Dora Delga Miss Ellen Jamis wig. Mis )ecn lus, Dorot Robie Mrs. Wand bara Mrs dent. for the sludents, LBJ, Page STUDENTS, Page Howls i Group Elects Alkek John Alkek Jr., business of The Victoria n "w been elected to the 1 1Y7OCT Committee of the ).m. with high Newspaper drizzle was term as director News ursday morning ii rtions of Norlheasl orlh Central Texas allas-Forl Worth through 1968. He will serve on the commitlee with Douglas Allaway, publisher of the Shreveporl, La., Journal, Claude McCan .of Victoria was among a group oi leaders of the livestock industry which met wilh Gov. John the o which Con 'Crsturcs in tno a t h e r bureau said Texas' upper sec d expect serve through 1067, anc James B. Barnett, vice-president of Ihe Wichitn Falls Times and Record-News, named Wednesday to talk about an emergency which is developing in the screwworm eradica-Lion def one s discu [gjjjs] ries Thursday and rizzle or light snow night and colder 'rid ay. orlher's first bile hi mile, rains broke ou ;xas under increasing A band of scattered s dripped rain over ip ,16 50 miles through 1968. New president of TDNA s Fred Hartman, publisher of the Baytown Sun. Elected vice-president was Albert L. NIbling, publisher of Ihe Sherman Demo cral, while Edward H. Harte publisher of the Corpus Christ Caller-Times, was chosen treas of the Southwest Animal Health Research Foundation, including McCan, are con fidenl that President Lyndon B. Johnson 'will recommend lo Congress In his budget message that the screwworm eradica tion program be made a fully federal financed plan during appro fund amon rest. Ofh lion were T. A hwest of Hillsboro federal fiscal year of Sulphur July Ali- lowers fell at present funds put up around Tyler, U.S., Ihe stale and the ca, Slephcnvillc will run out March leaves the three most stery norther, due of the year Due To Skid Wednesday's balmy of I peratures are exepcted to only memory late TOM E. FITE B day when a blustery Staff Writer p front moves through the charges have nr toria area. filed against the construe- U A low, in the range from superintendent and an elec- v the upper 3t's lo the low on the new Armory Re- is expected Thursday Armory for violation of a night. Occasional light rain city electrical code, it was a is expected Thursday night. Wednesday. f Victoria's maximum charges involve failure C perature Wednesday after- the electrician, identified as I noon was 15, one L. Erwin, to qualify t higher that the a city .license, while the e recorded in Miami. against Supt. Harvey L Governor Reticent i On Budget AUSTIN (AP) Gov. John Connally told men Wednesday, to wait until Thursday to sea lis 1966-67 budget recommendations will Connally was asked about a Fort Worth ram story that his budget calls lor spending on, about million above present spending Viirse diait; lutuiliu. "You wilj just have to wait nlil tomorrow lo see If their are Connally Capping Reverse Reported also declined to com-menl'on a report in the Fort paper that he will not Leo Welder, a member of the next legislature to Victoria College board of a new agency to coordi- tees, will speak at the stale colleges. capping ceremony for report indicated the goy- tional nurses in the college has decided to reverse his dent Union at p.m. due to opposition from legislators. The ceremony marks the budget was mailed late of pre-clinical study for to legislators to meet nursing students. -Students Dec. 15 deadline on finishing have completed 424 hours proposals. classroom, instruction and agencies have asked tained "an average grade of and the legislature for or belter in order to total of billion during heir an 'increase of Foilowing the exercises over present appropria- day, they will continue raining in the clinical Million Surplus in which they will obtain the lolal agency requests, nstruction and million would come from hrough service at Citizens general revenue fund, which morial financed by such taxes as the Mrs. Lee Swlckhoimer, sales tax. An million ministrator at Citizens, is anticipated after J965 award the caps to the bills are paid by Aug. 31. A musical program will budget will be fol- presented by Wayne Evatt, by release next month' ol :ompanied by Mrs. Ruth Wil .lams of the music budget composed by the leg-slatlve budget board. Leg! si a- Class members are Mrs. committees then will use Alvarez, Miss Minnie two proposals to write a Hill, Mrs. Christine Daniel, budget acceptable to both Dora La Garza, Miss Delgado, Miss Eunice Franklin Miss Diana Garza, Miss Mary Ellen Garza, Miss Susarin Jamison, Miss Joyce Ann had gone on record firmly supporting the recommendations of a committee of 25 which drew up proposals on slate's colleges and junior Miss Betty Lott, Miss Kath )ecn Orsak, Mrs. Annie C. after a year of study. tus, Miss Linda Raines, Mis Dorothy Ressman, Miss Lupe Robies, Mrs. Jovita Rodriguez Mrs. Blanche Shelton, am not willing lo recommend higher spending until we jet a board to control the ef-eclive economical adminislrs- Wanda Warnock and Miss of our he said bara committee found the 22 Mrs. Warnock is class colleges are duplicating cf dent. Mrs. Vr'inifrcd Schramm in some areas, and recom its that the 15-man com Britkreuitz allege lhat he em- ployed a person who (ailed to meel cily requirements and lhat in so doing he acted in violation of Ihe cily code. Two charges are against Brilkreuilz on file and one against Erwin, according to Richard Hoxworlh, clerk of the Corporation Court. Electrical Inspector David P. Brown filed :he complaint on which the charges were based. Mayor Kemper Williams Jr. confirmed late Wednesday that Ihe city was having difficulty over the electrical work at Ihe armory, under construction on Ben Jordan Street, but added lhal "1 Ihink we have it worked out." Talked to Lawyer "Argyle (City Atty. Argyle McLachlan) and 1 have just talked to the contractor's awyer in William said. "They contend lhat they do not have to gel a city permit to work on a federal project, and our position is that the cily of Victoria regulates also such work in Victoria. I think we lave it worked out though." He did not. elaborate on the solution worked out on Ihe mat- ter. Williams said the two men as a re- md not been jailed, porter had been lold, bill they apparently were taken info custody somelime Wednesday and taken to the city jail. Cily officers later confirmed lhat the Iwo men had been "released to the city attorney, on his recommendation, on their own at p.m. Waco Resident According to Corporation Court records Brilkreuilz, who could not be reached by re- porters, is a resident of Waco and is copstructipn superin- tendent for Keeling Bros. Con- general contrac- tor on Ihe armory job. ErwiriVhbme address could nol be learned, but he is stay- ng at a local motel while work- ing on the armory project. Brown told reporters he had oeen trying lo come [o an agreement with Brilkreuilz and Erwin concerning the license and making plans available to Ihe inspection department for "about a month." had first issued He said he permit for c lo a local contractor, Hall Electric Co., but that Hall laler withdrew from the job. Examination Dispute Erwin then took over the work, apparently under direct employ of Keeling Bros: and not as a sub-contractor, Brown said. He said he requested that Erwin lake examina- tion, explaining to Erwin and Brilkreuilz" lhat I can't have anyone doing electrical work in Ihe cily wilhoul a license when our own local people are re- quired to have them." He said Erwin at first agreed to take the examination, and then laler indecisive answers as to when he would take it. "He told me he didn't know (See DISPUTE, Peje HA) stock leaders asked Gov. Con- lally's advice on how lo get Ihe other half of the mission on higher education be eplaced with an IB-man board with more powers. The report also recommended that the 321 uhior colleges now under Ihe lUUUl slate board of eduation be >laced under the new board's authority. WEATHER" Mostly cloudy through Fri- lav. colder Thursday night and light give them Christmas Record Hillsboro. cover most of the upper halfl of the state by Thursday sfter-j noon, followed a day of mild temperatures ranging from 77 at Laredo and Brownsville to 56 at Dalhart. It had been another mild, late (Sec NOKTIIICK, Page IDA) 7 SHOPPING DAYS I TJU CHRISTMAS an erhergenc appropriation, and for anothe fund raising drive to be mat among stockmen to raise th (St. Other leaders of the found the meetin were Dolph Briscoe of Uvald T. A. Kincaid of pzona, C. C Scruggs, of Dallas, and C. I Dcvaney of Coahoma. Also prescnl were Chairma 5d Knolle and executive t rector, S. B. Walker, of th Texas Animal Health Commi bombardment by sterile male screwworm flies U the program Is not kept going. Federal agricultural officials will ask Congress for an emer- gency appropriation to coyer about half the cost to cover the three months period. The live- INDEX EdMrU 11-1M11 Sforli Tclevltlm ".'.'.1M High 72, lowj near 40. South Central Texas: Consid, erable cloudiness Thursday and Friday wilh a few showers mainly north Friday. Much colder interior Friday ami north ale Thursday. High Thursday north, 65-78 soulh. Temperatures Wednesday: High 75, low 43. Tides (Port Lavaca Port] O'Connor Lows at a.m. and p.m., highs at p.m. and a.m. Fri-j day. Barometric pressure at level: Sunset Thursday, rise Friday. Weather extremes for this1 date: Low 21 in 1932, high 84 in 1939. This Intnrmanon bajcd on data I from the Weather Bureau I Victoria '1. Record Book i li FovvrftM Children find U especially clnallni because (hey can fol- low word of narration in the read-alonff Sloryboofc. 11 1 E. A Chrltlmai Cfrtr by: THE TOTOIU   

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