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Advocate (Newspaper) - December 26, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 232 THJPHON1 JO M4M VICTORIA, TEXAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1964 18 Cents ___ Flood Waters Threaten Businesses in Portland TOP STORY The presidential election went to Lyndon B. Johnson and Sen. Hubert Humphrey, shown 91 left waving to bemocratic -convention delegates who nominated them in Atlantic City on MKITA'S OUSTER NO. 2 'Aug. 27. Barry .Goldwater'Is shown at right, ana- lyzing his'defeat at a press conference on the day after the election. LBJ's Victory Top Story By MARY CAMPBELL AP 'Newsfeatures 'Writer' Editors of AP member news- .jpapers and radio arid TV sta- 'tions voled the campaign and landslide election of Lyndon B. Johnson as President the top news story of 1064. i For the Republicans, Ihe cam- ,paign started with Henry Cabot Lodge, who wasn't even in the country, winning the New Hampshire primary. The polls showed Gov. Nelson Rockefel- ler of New York moving ahead after he won Ihe Oregon pri- mary; then Gov. William Scran- ton of announced his candidacy. But it was Bar- ry M. Goldwater, a conserva- tive, .who swept to a first-ballot nomination at the convention in San Francisco. The only suspense for the Democrats before their conven- tion in Atlantic City was the question of whom Johnson would name as his running mate. Not loo surprisingly, LBJ chose Sen. Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota. Johnson, after a particularly rough campaign, won by the greatest plurality and per cent of the total vole in U. S. history, Goldwater carried five Southern states and Arizona. The editors voted the 'ouster of Nikita Khrushchev as Com-munisi Party secretary and U.S.S.R. premier Ihe No. 2 story of the Oct. 15 Tass announced that Khrushchev, 70, had requested his release from his Iwo jobs because of advanced age and bad health. Leonid Brezhnev, 57, was named secretary and Alexei Kosygin, CO, premier. stunned West, which viewed Khrushchev's ouster largely as the rcsull of his ideological splil with Red China, wailed lo learn whether Mr. K's brand of peaceful coexistence Top Ten 1. Political campaign and 6. Red China's A-bomb election 7. Warren Report 2. Khrushchev's ousler Violence in Congo 3. Civil Rights 9. Present's legislate. 4. Alaska earthquake 10. Legislative icapporlion-5, Viel Nam -iiunl. would continue or be replaced by a new, tougher line. The No.-3 story was the con- tinuing Civil Rights struggle. The story had many highlights, Early in Ihe Northern cities organized school'boycotts to protest 'racial imbalance caused by housing patterns. In April, a 26-year-otd Cleveland minister lay down in the path of a bulldozer during an integra- tion demonstration, was crushed to death and rioting spread through Hie eily. Gov. George Wallace of Ala- bama entered presidential pri- maries as a segregationist, did better lhan even he had expect- ed and Americans learned the phrase "white backlash." Malcolm X left thp Black Muslims and founded his 'own black nationalist group: The Rev. Martin Luther King re- ceived the Nobel Peace Prize for "consistently asserting the Saigon Security Tightened After Deadly Hotel Blast lassed Con >anhed discrim SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) Security forces roved far and wide in Saigon Friday 33 a precaution against a repeti- tion of the Brink Hotel bombing that killed Iwo Americans and wounded 10V persons. While work crews toiled .lo clear wreckage of the seven-sto- ry building, special demolition teams checked ail the S7 other U.S. installations in the capital to make sure they had not been infiltrated by terrorists. No bombs were found. The deadly explosion Christ- mas Eve, attributed to the Viet Cong, drew expressions of con- cern from some American sources at what they considered a general laxity of security. It punctuated a crisis in rela lions between Saigon and Wash- ington authorities the chal lenge by LI. Gen, Nguyen Khanh and his high officers lo the American call for no mili- tary interference in Viel Nam's civilian government. Khanh stood pal in support of the young generals who purged the High National Council a pro- visional legislalure last Sun- day. LI. Col., James R. Hagen, Ok- lahoma City and a civilian Navy employe, David M. Agnew Among Ihe injured were 65 .mericatrs, an Australian offi and 41 Vietnamese. U.S. authorises announced hat 11 Americans remained lospitalized, and all were in ;ood condition. While Vietnamese questioned icveral suspects in this worst errorist attack of the war against American personnel, the ommanding officer of the billet expressed belief the explosive U.S. Opens Guantanamo To Families of Military of Winter killed. Park, Fla., were A civilian whose name has not been announced officially also was killed. lied Miller trying to solve the mystery of the season the grceling card someone forgot tc sign and the choice qUIp of Ihe season coming from Mabel Ann Miller on the "high cost of giving" Kay Cook enjoying holidays home from Ihe Univer- sity of Texas Ernest "W. La- la having a TV program remind him of a Christmas in-Italy, when he was manning an Offi cers Mess Hall and all ranks gathered together and "prayed together" Komie Dkksm finally taking top score over .lady Evans in Basketball C. M. "Muff" Saltier doing his Important dates with .gift cal cndars and appointment books Charles ft. Lewis having a birth day today but refusing lo admi being over 31 MUtM beat vantage points to watch the crowd In town Law SUtrt not quite convinc with his hunting experiences Mrs. 0. D, Atwell celebrating a birthday on Christmas day and Alice Straae abo liat for a birthday was smuggled into the walled compound in a jeep or small car. The officer, Capl. Archie C Kuntze, Sheboygan, Wis., said any such carrier vehicle presu- mably had official plates, bul was smashed beyond recogni- tion along with several others parked in arid near a carport under the quarters. "You can't stop everything (See SAIGON, Page IB) WASHINGTON CAP) The, said Friday American military men and civilian em- >loyes may take their familiee vith Ihem to the .Guantanamo Base in Cuba, starting at ice. "Effective immediately, U.S. military and civilian personnel ordered for duty to the Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may be accompanied by their it said. The statement was issued in response to questions after It was disclosed at Quanlanamo that the U.S. government was reversing its policy calling for gradual withdrawal of depend- ents from the base, and Ameri- can enclave on the eastern edge of Fidel Castro's Cuba. Thai policy was put into effect ast February after Castro shut off Guantariamo's fresh water source in his territory. The Navy early this month completed a plant which can convert 2.2 million gallons of salt water lo fresh water each day. This has made Guantan amo self sufficient. A Pentagon spokesman said no further details on the nev dependents policy are avaiablc at this lime. In February, the Pentagon said, there were depend ents on the base. On Dec. 1, total stood at Wives and children have been reluming from the base to Ihi Uniled Stales as [heir husband and .fathers completed regula wo-year tours of duty. men sent to the base have gon on one-year tours, unaccompa nied by their families. Front Plays Out In West Texas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Temperatures soared to near summertime levels :in Texas Christmas Day with readings in the high 80s commonplace. Laredo's 89 topped the state's maximum temperatures .after best lo help friends remember an expecled cold front played out after hitting the Panhandle- Plains country; only lightly. No precIpjtaUon .was recordec and there was no hint '.of any thing like Ihe cot admitting that he can locate the Ion around the Christmas trees Clear to partly cloudy; skies and no important temperature changes was the forecast; How ed of the adage that "the third ever, the Weather Bureau said time is the especially there would be a "cooling trend" in North Texas Friday night, continuing Saturday am Saturday night In North Centra Texas and northeastern sections of the (Utc, irinciple of nonviolence." Atler an 83day filibuster, the ar-reaching Civil Rights Bil Storm-Torn Northwest Slill Reeling Massive Relief: Effort Pushed SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Flood waters which have caused more than 40 deaths and ty' damage in the millions of seawall protecting the business dollars for six days in the Far West posed their greatest peril riday nighl at Portland, Ore. The business district in thai ity of was in danger; its ailroad station was closed; its main rail and highway links orth were cut. Copiers Join Struggle To the south, in storm-bat ered northwestern California he aircraft' carrier Bennington rrived off Eureka, Calif, with 0 Marine helicopters, five odors and medical supplies for ,000 'patients. The helicopters oined as many more of thi Navy and private firm truggling through fog and ram o aid Ihe sick and homeless Jne sought to get a doctor to a man with a broken back. Another warship, a deslroye scort, unloaded enough food n he area Friday to serve Hood rictims meals _ At Portland, the swollen Wil- amette River, 12 feet above [ood stage for lowland areas, actually rose above the mam eawall protecting the business BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) 'It's the only Christmas present ever prayed for and now I lave ill" ic facilities. The bodies The law tion in pub of three young gress. riminati men, two white; one Negro, vol inteers in Mississippi votor reg stration drives, were founc buried near Philadelphia, Miss, on Aug. 4. The FBI invesligal ed and on Dec. 4 arrested 2 men, most of them on federa conspiracy charges. In St. Augustine, Fla., 28i persons were arrested in Civi lights demonstrations between Viarch 28 and April 1. On July 16, in New York's Harlem, an off-duty policeman shot a 15- ,'ear-old Negro boy in a scuffle flioting started and spread t a Negro neighborhood in Brook yn. The riots ended, the tol was one dead, 141 injured are 519 arrested. There was stil more rioting in Rochester, N.Y. Paterson and Elizabeth, N. J a Chicago suburb and Philade phia. And on Aug. 31 in Biloxi Miss., white elemenlary school peacefully admitted Negj-oes the first schools in Mississipp below Ihe university level to in tergrate. 4. The earthquake whic rocked Alaska al p.m (See STORY, Page 10) Today's Chuckle SURPRISE FOR MOTHER Yule Greeting Erases The Pains of Silence The story began last March 31 when Douglas was thrown from a tractor and dragged under the wheels. He suffered a severe ;That was the; exclamation of brain injury and major surgery rfrs. John Slewarl of Lynch, >Jeb., Friday when her 14-year' old sen said to her: "Merry 'i "It's out of this .world, I ]us( can't believe said Mrs; Stewart as her son spoke to give -0 his mother the most priceless Christmas gift ceived. This was she ever re; recovery from a world of silence that neithei Mrs. Stewart or the medical profession had expected could :cur-. M. E. Wyant, the Beatrice State 'Home superintendent, called it "our Christmas mira- cle." Dr. H. M. Hcppcrlln, clini- cal director, described it ai "fantastic." was necessary. As the weeks went on, there was no sign'of improvement, and. medical authorities be- ieved the boy was doomed to a speechless, paralyzed "vegeta- tive'state." He was sent to the home June and Dr. Hepperlin said there was paralysis of all extreme- lies. "We were told there had been no hope for he said. The days wore on and a mira cle began to unfold; though Dr, Hepperlin said "there was noth ing special that we did medical ly." Special praise was heaped on wo nurse aids, Mrs. Hazel Gaines and Mrs. Salome Pribyl. Though they had been told here would be no response, hey'd talk to him. It was three months before Mrs, Gaines "no- iced he followed me with his He attributed IL' to' Ihe.. "len- loving care and kindness and having 'other youngsters around." Later there.-were whimper- ike sounds. Finally, slowly and with effort, the words began to come. A month ago he began to speak out. This was kept a se- cret lor the Christmas surprise for his mother. Dr. Hepperlin said It is slill impossible to determine how complete recovery will be, but noted thai speech is usually the last to come back. He added'thoughtfully: "His recovery has been so dramatic I'm sure he'll be walk- ing and sure he'll be back in school one of these days." Mother, Son Crash Near Port Kills district for more than a mile o! the river's length. Only an addi- ional concrete barrier, three eel high and six Inches thick, stood between the roiling waters and'Portland's downtown area. Crest Seep But even as river forecasters said the Willamette had reached ts crest and would decline slow- y during the night, the Corps of Army -Engineers recommended evacuation of residents from a North Portland area along the Columbia River. There were believed to be _bout people in the area. The engineers said .there was no danger, but they could not.guar- antee the dikes. The Weather Bureau said the Willamette reached its peak at 298 feet, almost 12 feet above flood stage the highest on record. The river held at thai level for several hours. Slow Fall Forecasters said the fal1 A real test of will power is In have the same ailment some person is describing to you and not mention il. would be slow during the night. The murky Willamette was battering Portland's 10 bridges with debris. Police closed one bridge which carries both rai and vehicular traffic anc warned people to stay from the seawall. In Oregon, a workman tryin( to clear away a log was swep over a Deschutes River dam to probable death. Government agencies and the led Cross spurred a massive relief effort lo aid affect ed families in California, Ore jon, Washington, Idaho, am The Red Cross caret or more than refugees a allfornia and Oregon shelters Destroyers Arrives The destroyer escort Walton steamed into Humboldt Bay a Eureka, Calif., witli 52 Red Cross disaster workers, store of blankets and rations, and 2C .ons of emergency power equip (See FLOOD, Page IS) Struck by Auto Here A Victoria woman and her hree-year-old son were treated t Victoria Hospital shortly 'af- er noon Thursday for minor uIs and bruises suffered when hey were struck by a car at the .lain Street'and Goodwin ;Aven- e intersection, Injured were-Mrs. Gary Lou leddes, 26, and, Earl Geddes r., of 2701 Lenora Drive.They were'taken to the hospital in a D u c k e 11 ambulance follow- ng the accident at" the'down- own., intersection at a time treets and sidewalks were rammed with Christmas shop- isrs. City Patrolman Carl Zlegler aid and her son were walking in a southward di- ection across Goodwin at the northeast portion" of' the inter- ection when they were struck >y a car being driven by Juan 18, of 2316 E. Booker St The officer said Perez, a parts man for a local car firm, was attempting a left turn onto Good- win after traveling south on Main Street. TOP WINNER Mrs. Bob McVey shows approval of the winning prize of for her outstanding entry in the .CPL-.Victoria Advocate sponsored lighting contest as presented by J. B. Wilson of CPL. Mrs. McVey was assisted by her husband, and her sister, Mrs. Hilary Matthews, who helped with research and actual painting. This year it mas in the family lo bo a winner, she says, since her first cousin, Earl Montior of Port Lavaca, won first in his city for his lighting creations. WEATHER Foggy Saturday morning otherwise clear lo.partly cloudy hrough Sunday. Turnins cooler Saturday afternoon-and night 'mostly southerly .12 mph. Saturday morning, shifting lo northerl; 10-20 mph. Saturday afternoon or night. Expected Saturday temperatures: Low 55, high 7F South Central Texas: Clear t partly cloudy Saiurday througl Sunday except considerable ear ly morning fog along the coar, Saturday. Turning cooler nort Saturday and Saturday night High .Saturday 65-75 north 75-88 south. Friday's, tempnralurcs: Low 52, high 88. Tides (Port Lavaca For O'Connor Highs at a.m. and p.m. Lows a p.m. and a.m. Sun- day. Barometric pressure: 29.64. Sunset Saturday Sunrise Sunday Weather extremes for thi date: Low 29 in 1905 and 1924 High 83 in. 1916. This on Irom US WMthtr Bur.. VltlorU Traffic Deaths Hit 12 in State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A steadily mounting violen death toll marred the beginning of an otherwise beautiful Christ was holiday weekend in Texas At least, 2-S persons, 12, o .hem traffic victims, had beei tilled since The Associateus Christ! hospital. The fatality was the first dur- ng the Christmas holidays in he Victoria area and the fifth >n rural roads in Calhoim Coun- ies during 1964. Six died in the county in 1963. Krause said his investigation >f the accident was incomplete, le was assisted by License and Veighl Division Patrolman Jack Robertson of Victoria and Dep- uty Sheriff Wade Hobbs. The Torres family reportedly was en route to the Rio Grande Valley lo spend part of the "hristmas holidays. The Torres child was born on intersection of Highway 35 aix Farm Road 2453, commonly known as the Port O'Connor cut-off and also "the cross- according to Highway Patrolman Richard Krause. The officer listed the driver of the second vehicle as :Bill; Jones, 34, of Port Lavaca who along with two other oc cupants of his car escaped In jury. Krause was traveling south on Highway 35 when the left side of his car was struck by the Jones ve hide which had stopped tor a stop sign after approaching other car at a.m. at the Feb. 7, 1955, in Weslaco. Others surviving include her grandpar- ents, Mr. and Mrs. BenJgno Castaneda c! Houston. Funeral arrangements were incomplete Friday night and will be announced by Rendon Funeral Home. No'injuries resulted from a three-car accident Thursday (See CRASH, Page 16) INDEX Abfey 9 Astrolocy ......2 Editorial 4 Church Ntwi ...7 Cotes ...11-17 ......U-15 nlcs Television 2 isworri ....II First Family's Christmas Casts 'Hint' in Big Role JOHNSON CITY, Tex. CAP) President and Mrs. Johnson and the whole family dog in- cluded had a festive Christ- mas in the old tradition. They attended church Friday, visited friends, had relatives in and popped two turkeys into the oven for dinner for 20. Mrs. Johnson didn't let a slight cold 'spoil the day. Her husband was bronzed from the hat Texas sun. He worked for several days this wseh with officials from Washington 'on his budget that goes to Congress next month part of the lime in chairs and hammocks on the lawn of Ihe LBJ Ranch overlooking the rip- pling Pedernales River. Johnson's pet beagle, had a big role for a little dog. The President said Him slept on Ihe presidential .bed Thursday night..' i i. And Johnson sent daughter Lucl to get Him up to pose for family pictures. And Him went along with everybody else when Johnson took the wheel of a sta- tion wagon and drove the family to 10 a.m. services al St. Barna- bas Episcopal mission 15 miles away in Frcdericksburg. The President joined in sing ice Christmas hymns, such "Come All Ye and heard (he Rev. Jack Langor.d say in his sermon that, "The Christmas spirit Is our most precious 88 Degrees Vide Record If yen thought it wan pretty warm yttltrday for Chrittmu, were right. The temperature reached 83 degrees, making il (he wirmest Christmas D i y Victoria has ever known, ac- cording to the records of Ihe U.S. Weather Bureau FesUr FleU. The previous'Wgh for a Dec. 2S, was an K, recorded In Yesterday's M.alxr lied ike record high lor the month of December, Ml M Dec. 18, Ittt. heal ware k expected lo ewl Saterday, however, with a cod (rout forecait for tometlme late In the day. The weaUwrmai called for a high of It he- fore the passage the fml in this The sanctuary, new one used for the first time Thursday night, was about half filled with 50. worshippers. The Johnsons partook of Communion. Afterward they shook hands with several score people clus- .cred a'icng the walk "oulside. Johnson winced when one hulk- ing man grabbed his right hand from which two growths recent- ly were (removed. The Christmas dinner menu included cornbread dressing and giblet gravy with the tur-