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Advocate (Newspaper) - December 21, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 228 TELEPHONE HI 1-UM VICTORIA, TEXAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1S64 Znabllslwd 1MI 20 Cents Oil Plane Downed by Egypt Jets Said Owned By Houstonian CAIRO (AP) A private American oil company plane was shot down near Alexandria Saturday and the pilot, believed to be an American, and his Scandinavian co-pilot were killed, according to official in- formation pieced together Mon- day. The Egyptian government said the plane was shot down by Egyptian air force MIG fighter jets after it ignored repeated warnings to land and was about to leave Egyplian territory after flying 300 miles across the coun- try. The plane, reported to be a twin-engined Kairehild C82, crashed in Ihe salt marshes of the Nile delta. A U.S. emhassy spokesman said the plane apparently be- longed to the John W. Mecom Oil Company of Houston, Tex. Mecom has the oil wildcalting righls in the Hashemite king- dom of Jordan. Steps Uncertain The pilot was tentatively iden- tified only as Williams, believed to be an American. The co-pilot was identified as Kejel Krupp or Grupp, a Dane or a Swede. The spokesman declined to say what future steps the em bassy might lake pending com pleto investigation of Ihe inci- dent. It could further strain the already tense relations between the U.S. and Egyptian govern- ments. Both sides appeared to be making the best of an ugly and potentially disastrous incident following on the heels of the burning of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library by a mob of African students in Cairo less than four weeks ago. Flight To Libya Tha plane, an American-regis- tered cargo aircraft, left Am- man, Jordan, on a flight to Benghazi, Libya, on Saturday morning, apparently one hour Started Over Lake The plane was shot down as it started across Lake Idku. David Dritzland, U.S. consul general at Alexandria, who reached the crash site Sunday afternoon, reported that the plane disintegrated on impact and pieces were scattered over 800 square yards. Eyewitnesses reported pieces were punctured with holes resembling bullet holes. One of the bodies was burned beyond recognilion. The other, whose features were recog. nizable, was described as grey- haired. CATTLE LOSSES cattle lie frozen to death or dying in snow-covered range county in eastern Montana, which had .been hit by a heavy storm. Some cattle suffocated from ice jammed in their moutlis and nostrils. These beeves were found 22 miles northwest of Glendive, Mont., of the hardest hit areas. Ranchers are continuing a battle against the weather to rescue cattle that managed to survive. (AP Photo) Bitter Cold Hanging on Over Plains By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Snow, sleet and rain created hazardous driving conditions Sunday over the Northeast and middle Atlantic states while new snows and cold in the upper Great Plains hampered live- stock rescue operations. In the Far Northwest, moun- tainous eastern Washington had up to 14 inches of snow, and coastal California was buffeted by heavy rain. Freezing condi- tions (hat extended as far south as the Gulf Coast began moder- ating, but cold weather contin- ued over the Midwest. More than 20 deaths, most of them in traffic accidents, were blamed on weather conditions. Snow spread into southern BOWMAN, N.D. (AP) "I've lived around here practically ail, my life, and I've never seen a storm like that one." Every slizzard memory of Russel Olson, 49, a rancher and farmer who oper- ates a spread near iiis little southwestern North Dakota town. It should. The savage storm which raked the northern Great Plains called in some areas the worst in nearly 40 years cost him at least 160 head of I was loading and I. only got after filing a night plan. Egyp- and central New England, with tian authorities normally take-' one week lo approve a flight plan and there appeared little doubt that the authorities here were not promptly informed of the plane's impending arrival over Egyptian territory. The plane was picked up by Egyptian radar after it started across the Sinai Desert south of Aqaba and two Egyptian MIG fighlcrs interrepted it at a.in. and directed it to land at Cairo Airport. After starling to set down, the plane resumed its northwesterly course and head- ed toward Alexandria, where- upon the MIGs gave chase again, according (o official re- ports. Driving was perilous through most of the Northeast. Temper- ature readings ranged from zero in northern Maine to 20 above along the coast. New York City had more than three inches of snow Sunday with more falling. But traffic moved well. Some men worked to keep streets open. Washington, D.C., received rain, sleet and snow that creat- ed hazardous driving conditions for several hours before rising temperatures cleared streets and highways. Accidents resulting from icy road conditions ware numerous. Four members of a family died near Wheeling, W. Va., when their station wagon collided with a truck on slush-covered U. S. 40. California reported at Jeast 10 traffic deaths occurred as a re- sult of roads made slippery by rain. Icy highways were blamed for five deaths in Washington, three in traffic and two in sle- dding accidents. INDEX Abby.......... 2 Editorial Astrology........ 7 Goren Classified 18-UMovies Comics 135ports Crossword U Tefcviiion <hs........ 13 Women's STAGGERED RANCHMEN Blizzard to Remember Worst in Forty Years South Viet Nam Rule in Turmoil Following Purge detail of last week's stands fresh in the winds that drove snow like bil- lions of tiny needles. The sandy-haired rancher, father of seven children, recalls hearing the blizzard forecast last Tuesday morning. A careful man known to neighbors as "one of our top he drove his truck into the little town of Scranton for a standby feed sup- ply of barley pellets. But the storm was moving in faster than he expected. "1 started back about 10 o'clock, but the storm hit while Black Angus cows and calves valued at nearly Countless thousands of cattle and sheep were lost amid subze- ro temperatures and vicious about four miles when I had to said Olson. "I couldn't see a thing." Olson stayed with friends until the storm lifted briefly about 2 Talks Go On to Avert Longshoremen's Strike Tex. (AP) The president of the Gulf and South Atlantic District of the, International Longshoremen's! Association said Sunday night that ILA members will continue working on a day-to-day basis while contract negotiations con- tinue here. A strike deadline for the West Gulf area passsed at 8 p.m. with no walkouts reported at Louisi- ana and Texas ports. But in New York nearly 100 members of the union walked off their jobs. Ralph A. Massey, district ILA president, said a strike is still a strong possibility and the union could authorize its members to quit the docks at any time. He said failure to work out a satisfactory contract here could tie up shipping from Maine to the southern tip of Texas. Massey made the announce- ment after he and other union officials conferred following a negotiations session with West Gulf shippers. "We haven't got a contract now and we're going trom Massey said. The ILA earlier Ihis week reached an agreement with the Jew York Shippers Association. In the past, that settlement sel guide lines for other areas. Bui mion officials said failure to get a satisfactory contract here could result in a strike affecting all Atlantic and Gulf ports. In Savannh, Ga., a union spokesman said longshoremen here would wait for the out- come of the Galveslon negotia- tions before deciding on any strike action. LBJ To Spend Holidays Chopping A way at Budget WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Johnson will spend much of his holidays at the LBJ Ranch chopping away at the new budg- et. By New Year's Day, many officials are predicting, federal spending proposals will have been whacked below bil lion. The President himself has voiced doubt that he can come up with another budget under billion hut he did it last year despite many negative forecasts. The 1966 requests from some 70 agencies totalled ?108.5 bil- lion, not counting the costs of any of Johnson's promised Great Society programs. Bui administration sources report that none of these recom- mendations will be spectacular- ly costly, at least in Ihe first year. And some billions of pro- posed outlays already have been lopped off in intensive budget- paring efforts since mid-Novem ber. The final big decisions are due In the next 10 days. Johnson took Budget Director Kermll Gordon to Texas with him Sun- day night. Cabinet officers and agency heads will be flying lo the ranch, one after another, between now and Jan. 1 for showdown conferences on their spending plans. Some substantial increases in First Family Home for Yule AUSTIN, Tcs. (AP) President and Mrs. Johnson arrived Sunday night to spend Ihe Christmas holi- days al (heir ranch west of here. The President also brought along some work to be done e held Monday to assist the Salvation Army in providing clothing for as many persons as lossiblc at Christmas. Persons with clothing to con ribute, were asked by Otto Schiienemann, member of the Salvation Army Board of Ad visors-who is in charge of thi m. His oldest boy, Dennis, 19, nd a daughter, Annette, left pme in a station wagon to meet im. Olson sent word for his our children working and at- ending school in Bowman to lay in town. The rancher and his two oungsters met on the road and eturned home in the station wagon. Sometimes, one of them would walk in front so the driv- r could tell where the road was. "We got home about sundown, ,nd it was 10 below Olson aid. Then It just gradually gol worse. The wind got stronger in he night 35 to 40 miles an our and we could feel il hake the house. It went down o 30 below. I've never seen now So fine. It was like sand.1 All day Wednesday anc Vednesday night the blizzarc howled around the Olsons' 12 oom frame and stucco house Movement outside was all bul mpossible. Olson was worried about his lerd of some 170 cattle feeding n conrfield stubble about three miles from the house. Once he considered riding a horse ou: here lo drive them in bul decided against it. "I'm glad he sal iting wind and found herself in he granary instead. "The water froze solid in the she said, "and thi coal stoker just ran wide open ill the time." Thursday morning the storm teg an to let up. Olson drove to :he cornfield. The terrified cat :le had broken through the feno and were gone but not far. I found 10 dead cows outside he the stocky ranche said. "There were more as (See BLIZZARD, Page 1.1) ahase of the drive, to eal ill 3-7682 between 8 a.m. anc 5 p.m., and a CPL truck wil pick up the clothing. A Christmas kettle ay members of the Boulevarc Lions Club collected Saturday, Ihe most money con ributed lo one kettle any day his year, Major William Stevenson, interim commander of the local Salvation Army unit, said Sunday. Stevenson commended stu dents, too, who canned goods and clothing a Patti Welder, Grain, Smith am other schools. He said more o such items, in addition to cash contributions, are needed in the Salvation Army's Christmas Cheer program to aid the un fortunate. 4 SHOPPING DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS Left Of Power 'Yomig YORK (AP) Bolten said the Voyag- In merchant ship in dan-er of sinking was was "listing 45 to 50 but appeared to bo sel- SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP) by 40 of its 42 less rapidly than earlier. It The battered civilian of Bermuda. A heavy seas wore hindering ment of Premier Tran reported four crew operations. Huong urgently debated dead and two Coast Guard said there whether to try to hang onto German freighter a possib'lily the stricken remaining threads of power Bolten reported at ship would stay lowing a weekend purge she had rescued 34 It was reported bound "Young Turk" from the stricken Freeport, Bahamas, to Both Huong and the Smith Spanish Morocco, with ifficers met separately to captain and one mate tons of grain. ermine what each side's aboard their ship messages said the ship role should be in governing this wartorn Bolten lost power and was listing wcause of shifting cargo. With his authority seriously weakened by the purge of hours earlier, the res-ue ship had radioed that it word from the Matilde Bolten, however, said: "Voyag- High National Council, South Viet Nam's rough equivalent ol a legislature, Huong may aboard all 40 crewmen had put to sea in lifeboats, 'here was no explanation apparently cracked No. A hold. Main steam joint broken down. Abandoned ship with 35- sign, leaving the country differing starboard list, increas- out an official its latest message, rapidly." 1 30 Persons About 30 politicians were reported arrested by the military coalition in pre-dawn hours Leaders 1 day, and about 70 staff officers who had been assigned to the chief of state's office had been 1 sent under guard to the Goldwater to ains north of Saigon. All of these officers had (AP) at this time. Morton told i on the staff of the former Goldwater, R-Ariz., governors in their recent of state, Lt. Gen. Duong GOP leaders to in Denver such an op- t Minn, and had been left at him here Monday for would Involve the kind i disposal of the civilian chief attempt to "blood-letting" that would do i state, Phan Khac Suu. They presumably were National defeated party no good. u moved from Saigon to for Chairman if Goldwater is counting i an obstruction from the Morton and Wilson for any Turks'" objective of getting ri< j of Minh and a number of whose ouster as chairman is being sought by campaigning among GOP National Committee members j senior army officers. City Looks Normal Minh himself was was invited to huddle with the defeated GOP candidate and Burch's beiialf, he may bo disappointed. i to return here later this week following a trip to the United mate, Rep. William E. Miller of New was reported by Mends to have reached the re- The political situation in also invited conclusion that the re- gon was in turmoil Monday, of the two against Goldwater's contin- though the city llself looked campaign control of the parly machin- Thruston B. Morton of is running strongly that U.S. officials believed and Hep. Bob Wilson if Burch survives a test 1 while Huong still is to sit in on the at a Jan. 22-23 meeting in the top administrator of he cannot stay long on Nam, the latest assertion Morton and Wilson job. over-all authority by the opposition to has made it clear lary has badly damaged his he regards the attacks on r silion. The nominal chief of as aimed primarily al iiim. The Arizona senator thus r armed forces, Lt. Gen. Nguye t Khanh, also was believed Port has rejected all compromise suggestions and, in effect, has o close surveillance by the Newi Burch, his hand-picked e lion of young LAVACA for chairman, to fight for n Under 39-year-old job. Khanh, who had gone to died at p.m. himself has not beer e mountain resort of Dalat Sun e day night, returned here Moi n day morning in camouflage un form under heavy guard. n Saigon went through the in a Port Lavaca hospita from injuries received in a car-truck crash here Dec. 14. Funeral arrangements Were incomplete Sunday night optimistic about his chances of hanging on. He is said to be able at this point to count only 65 of the 132 GOP National Committee members o (See COUP, Page Memorial Funeral his side e Today's Victoria. Surviving are his wife, bare majority for him might vindicate Goldwater but e Being a husband is Cardenas Martinez; two sons, Robert and John would leave Burch wide open to continued assaults from Re r any other job it and four daughters, to whom he remains a I it a lot easier If you Janet, Jean and of the kind of conserva- to like your all Jot Port they contend was roundly It's Sad to Be Orphaned But Great to Be Happy LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) "Write something happy and gay because that's the way they are and that's the way I want people to see hhem." Liz Schacfcr, a 25-year old scretary, .beamed with joy she spoke about her seven or- phaned nieces awaiting the ex- citement of Christmas that only children know. Liz the kids call her Buff and her 67-year-old mother, Kate Schaefer, have been car- ing for six of the children Eleanor Schaefer, 12; Linda, 11; a lot of anticipation for Christ- Clouds and fog decreasing by mid-morning, becoming clear to cloudy and mild through Tuesday, with mostly southerly winds 5 to 15 m.p.h. Expected Monday temperatures: Low 63, high 68. South Central Texas: CJear to jartly cloudy and mild through who was 7 Sunday, and Pamela, 5. Georgette, 3, stays with an aunt and uncle in Philadelphia, Mr. ad Mrs. Robert Smith. This has been the case since June 1961, when the children were orphaned as the result of their father, George Schaefer, being killed hi an auto accident. Three months earlier, their mother died about an hour after giving birth to Georgette. Liz had been speaking only briefly when the children burst In 1921. into Ihe house after attending a Christmas party, the party was won- said Eleanor. "There's want mostly clothes but every- WEATHER one else wants toys." Eleanor said she and her sis- ters are "quite happy." Someone mentioned that Mrs, Schaefer was 65 and wondered If the children didn't keep her on the run. First, she corrected her age to 67, then admitted they keep her on the run. Barbara, 10; Marie' 8, Janice, Tuesday except cloudy with light rain or drizzle near coast. High Monday 62-72 except near the coast. Precipitation Sunday: .03. Total for year: 33.30 Inches. Tides (Port Lavaca Port O'Connor Low at p.m., high a.m. Barometric pressure: 30.32. (rom US Viclorli OtttM, on Wtilhcr Burctii mas. Everyone Is so excited. I ejected at the polls Nov. 3. Morton and former Vice Pres- dcnt Richard M. Nixon, who ave been, working separately to avoid a party Donnybrook at the Chicago meeting, later may merge their attempts to find ome face-saving compromise, iut they have run into inlransi- :ence on the part of Goldwater nd have made little headway. "But them I can keep she added. up with "This is UlCillr 34fcC OUUCU. 1111 starting life all over for Eleanor and Linda help with the ironing and dishes. They have lo." Liz said the children mention their parents from lime lo lime and the thing.; they did. "As a matter of she said, "the other day I showed them some family film their father had taken. They were Sunset Monday sunrise enthralled seeing their parents Tuesday oo films, particularly the older Weather extremes for this..... date: Low 23 in 1924, high 83 Lis said the girls arc "grow Jng up nicely." "The sad part is she said. Till! nCTORIA ADVOCATE yu Your children wilt cherish ihla beautiful Clinslmas Record and read-along Ixsoktcl for many years. 12 Chrlsimas tavorilcs in your homo wllh the m.ifTic of holiday AN IDEAL LAST MINUTE Al on r office; 311 E. CwutifetMi Hpoinorotl liy; THE VICTMUA UTKATE