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Advocate (Newspaper) - December 24, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 231 TELEPHONE HI I-MSI VICTORIA, DECEMBER 24, 1964 Established 30 5 Cents A HAPPIER CHRISTMAS De Los Santos children are looking forward to a much happier Christ- mas this year than last, when their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe De Los Santos, and a. sister Carolina were ONE YEAR LATER... killed in an auto accident near West- hoft shortly before Christmas. From left are Rudy, Gloria, Oscar, Gilbert and Mclba. Missing from the picture is, Joe who was away al work. (Ad- vocate Photo) Six Orphaned Children To Celebrate Christmas By PAT WHTE Advocate Staff Writer i It was about a year ago, shortly before Christmas, that Mr. and Mrs. Joe De Los San- tos and a daughter, Carolina, were killed in a traffic accident near Weslhoff. For the six surviving children in the family, it was one of the saddest Christmascs anyone had ever spent. It was also one of the grim- mest. Besides being orphaned, the children were left almost penniless, and facing tremen- dous medical and funaral ex- penses. It would have been much, much worse if it hadn't been for perhaps the most generous and spontaneous fund-raising campaign Victoria has ever seen. People mailed checks and trading stamps; civic clubs and organizations held benefit danc- es and games; receptacles were placed all over the city so busy Christmas shoppers .could drop in loose change to help a fam- ily in need; others donated clothing, canned goods or other essential ilems. In all, the fund reached ap- proximately in cash alone, and [his without [he high- pressure promotional techniques of other campaign drives. The medical expenses and doctors' bills, estimated at Mrs, B. L. Kornfuchrcr ex- pressing strength and determin- ation (o get through the shop- ping season Mrs. Ilurrell Jones doing her Chrislmas bnk- somewhere between and were never charged to the children. Most of these ex- penses were incurred when three of the surviving children injured in the same accident were hospitalized for periods of up to four and a half months. But the family never receivcc a bill from either the doctors or the hospital. But what about the family now? Ho.w do six children'rang- (See CHILDREN, Page 12) Advocate Takes Holiday Friday For ninny Victoria and area residents, Christ- mas Eve will signal the beginning of a long holi- day weekend us families gather together to ob- serve the birth of Christ and all the joys ami han- pincss Hint Christmas brings. Following a tradition established many years ago, The Victoria Advocate will nol publish Friday morning so that all than employes ami 130 carriers may be with their families oil Christinas Eve night and Christmas morning. Christmas Day is the one day of the year The Advocate is nol published. Happy Chrislmas from The Advocate family. Anti-American Clamor Sharpens in Viet Nam Resentment Is Focused On Taylor PleahyRnsk Unanswered SAIGON, South Viet Nam ;AP) Plans tor an anti-Amor lean campaign that might in elude street demonstrations have been laid before South Viel Nam's military hierarchy by Lt Gen. Nguyen Khanh in the dis- pute over civil rule, informed sources said Wednesday. Ambassador Maxwell D. Tay lor, who is in his sixth month as the U.S. envoy to Saigon, was described as a spec! fie target. BANK CONTRACT LET W. president of American Bank of Commerce, annouricect Wednesday a contract has been awarded Cow'cn Construction Co. Shawnee, Okla., to build this new facility to be located on Laurent Street just north the Baptist Temple. Of. con- HOLIDAY SCHEDULE VICTORIA ADVOCATE The Victoria Advocate will not publish an edition Friday morning. Deadline for .classified advertising to appear in Saturday's Issue will he 5 p.m. Thursday, as the business office will be closed all day Friday. The business office will open at 8a.m. Saturday, with the regular Headline of 12 noon Saturday applying for clas- sified advertising lo appear in Ihe Sundny and Monday editions. GAUBAGK-TfliVSH PICKUPS There will be no garbage ing, even with a fractured or trash pickups Friday. Dclmar Jaschke enjoying the busy season Ann home from Incarnate Word Col- lege and working during the holidays Grover Roemcr ill at Room 317, Citizen's Me- morial Hospital E. J. Ger- ries catching up on outside chores Waller Sager in [own and admitting he was going to nave a birthday soon Linda King beginning to believe this happens every season, since she is again going into the holi days on crutches Nevin An derson home from Washington and Lee University Johnny Biiinak home from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo. .Miss Grace Fossali home for a brief Christ- mas slay before being called to California and Mrs. Don l.eissncr in and out of town for the holidays Fred Arm strong arriving home from the University of Texas Morris Lazor performing the proverbi- al shirt off his back or "shoes off his fee'." stunt to satisfy customer Mrs. May Belle admitting she Is very pleased to have a new grand- son .Claude Pi an taking a minute to extend season's greet- ings to friends Leroy Wal- ters being helpful to friends, supplying them boxes for mail- ing gift packages. There will be garbage col- lection as usual Thursday, but rcsidenls are urged to have containers out by 8 a.m. There will be no trash pickups Thursday. POST FEDERAL OFFICES The Post Office and fed- eral offices will be closed Friday through Sunday. De- liveries will be made by Ihe Posl Office Saturday only on rural routes, willi Ilic ex- ception of special delivery mail. CITY OFFICES Oily.Hall offices anil Cor- poration Courl will be closed from 3 p.m. Thurs- day Ihrpugh Sunday. The Po- lice Department will be in operation at all limes. COUNTY OFFICES County offices closed Wednesday aflcrnoon and will be closed until Monday. Tlic Sheriffs' department will be in opcr.ilian at all (imes. STATE OFFICES AH stale offices, including the Texas Employment Commission, will be closed Thursday through Sunday. BANKS SAVINGS ASSOCIATIONS All banks and savings as- sociations will be closed Fri- day (hrnugh Sunday. BUSINESSES Nearly all closed Friday except for service firms. Each following an Individual schedule on Saturday, some closing, some (o be open. The. crisis set off in JUaL llULUi UL U1C Washington relations by ihe military purge Sunday' of tlhe High National Council stems least in part from a clash between the commander of the Vietnamese armed forces and Taylor, a retired general who formerly was chairman Erect the. U.S, Joint Chiefs of No for construction of No immediate reaction building for the Co. evident among feuding Bank of Commerce to ma namese factions to Secretary on the corner of Siate Dean Rusk's call in and Brazos Streets, cor ington 'for shelving of personal considerations and lesser to the Baptist Temple, has been let by the bank's board with Septem in the interests of promoting war against. the Viet Cong. Informed! sources said Khanh, who was displaced as Pauline last month by a civilian regime set up with U.S. laid before his military council Lighting; about 20 generals the outlines o a campaign against the of the annual that has supplied South Christmas Lighting Nam massive military and gave first place to an nomic aid for ihe iasl of Mrs. Pauline M. 1004 E. Mesquite. J'lan .winners were Bob Khanh was quoted as saying lough pressure must now be applied on the United Slates There co'nlesl that this should include anti-American demonstrations fog Light C otherwise r o Though demonstrations through Friday, been a way of life in night and a ese politics at intervals winds 10 to 20 ou ttio since Buddhists took to 'becoming tne streets with a charge of night and (ro cution by the late President Ngo Dinh Diem, they have Expected Thursday temperatures: Low 62, high ug decor, on domestic Central Texas: It was not determined fair Thursday through lighted er the civilian premier, except considerable Vanlluong, would go along fog east and any organized outcry Cooler most Ihe United States. But Khanh, night and least for the present, was Thursday n ly back in a strong man W e d n j door Be night Tn 78, low st? Challenging the U.S. view that success in the war depends on a stable and widely supported civilian government, he has declared the armed forces have a (See VIET NAM, Page (Port Lavaca Port O'Connor Lows at p.m. Thursday and a.m. Friday, highs at p.m. Thursday and a.m. Friday. Barometric pressure al sea level: place Claus. Santa Santa ming p Today's Thursday sunrise Friday First w Uy (he lime a man extremes for this date: 26 in 1953 and 84 of Ilic shape for the job, kids no loncer believe Inlumiaciun Based on red So i Plan. in (rom lhc us Bunau Sania Claus. Victoria .-.tempprary design, it will contain approximately square feet of floor space, and will stand as high as other three story buildings though con- taining two floors. A large lobby, equivalent to the three-story height, will dramatically empha- size its space. to Cbwen "Conslr'Uft- ______f Shawnee, Okla. In making the announcement, TI M. Noble, bank president, said construction will begin Jan. 10 with completion expected in Belcher, 2910 N.' -Anroyo': Dr., second; Ralph W. Halsey St., third; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lapham, 102 E. Lorria fourth, and Alvin D. 303 Banbur'y Lane, There were 61 entries In the contest sponsored by The Ad- vocate and Central Power and iglit Co. Mrs. McVoy's display spot- lights a decoration scheme car- ried out along the entire fronl of the residence. The garage and .front doors feature Christ- mas figures. Shutters have like decor, and the eaves of the roof are trimmed in red scallops. A hedge along the driveway is r's features angels n lighted frontyarc Christmas Iree and other dec- oralions [rimming the residence The Turicchi display is an out- door Bethlehem scene, complete 5r. the fourth and fifth entries include Santa Claus. Lapham's display is a big Sania with gifts. The Boehnke Santa is shown in a swim- ming pool, along with his rein First prize in the contest was with others of ?30, anc ,-o of Other entries that were con- sidered in the final judging were Marvin Hesse, 2302 E. Misllc- (See CONTEST, Page 12) He said' the new 'two-story building, the height'of a three- story building, will bejof.con- emporary design containing ap- jroximately square, feet floor space. The 'exterior will >e accented by classic, free standing marble capped-by a four directional splay. Surrounding the .building .he columns will support a arge overhanging, canopy 'above he ground: Exterior walls .will ie treated with a new process called marblecrele. Nobje said space will be dra- latically emphasized by a large obby equivalent to three stor- ies in height. The interior plans stress marble columns, illumi- nated ceiling and walnut panel- ing. The bank's entrance will contain a wall of grey solar glass 30 feet in height. The en- iire lobby will be carpeted In addition to the officers' quar- ters. "Our new facility will Include all banking he said "It is designed for customer convenience and comforl, as well as expansion. "The second floor will be available for commercial renta space lor which leases are now being accepted." The bank's new location con sists of 16 acres oC land pur chased in 1359. The building wil set back approximately 120 fee' from Laurent Street and will be (See BANK, Page 12) Answered By Firemen Five fire alarms, ing a car that was gutted and anoth'er in which damages was inflicted at a washaleria, were answered; by firemen Wednesday. Fire officials estimated damage to a car owned by Tom- my after it caught Sire while being serviced at Ken Valhan's Firestone Store at 201 Rio Grande Blvd. Colcman Is an appliance salesman at the store. Fire Chief Casey, Jones said a muffler was being installed on the vehicle with a torch when a floor mat caught on fire. Fire- men brought the bluze under control in: three minutes hut only after the interior of the ve- hicle had been destroyed. A carrier of Tile Advocate, Gary Thornton, 15, -of.708 E. Mistletoe Ave. was credited with preventing further damage at the ABC Laundromat at 3608 N. Laurent St. Thornton said he was throw- ing a paper at a .nearby, build- ing shortly after a.m: when he noticed smoke filling the building occupied by the washa- tcria. He said he went inside and found a fire smouldering in Ihe ceiling above a clothes dry- er. Thornton, a sophomore stu- (See ALARMS, Page 12) ibby ........7A Edtloriil Ailrolojy 4R florin 1IA Births 2A Mnrkell 4R Chultlrd Sports IJ-17A lies........ 8-7B Teievlihm ZA Crosiword ISA Wusen'l ......JA Dealhi ........12A SHOPPING DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS MBS, PAULINE McVEY'S LIGHTING CONTEST ENTRY AT 1004 MESQUITE TOOK FIRST PLACE. INDEX Till! 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