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Advocate (Newspaper) - December 28, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE 119th 234 TELEPHONE HI I-1U1 VICTORIA, TEXAS, MONDAY, 1964 KUblUbcd 1844 18 Cents Flood Area Lashed by WAR TOLL UP 400 Stranded In California By THE ASSOCIATIiB PRESS Heavy snowfall and blustery winds hit the northern Califor nia mountain areas Sunday Khanh Offers Tardy Thanks SAIGON, South Viet Nam1 (AP) LI. Gen Nguyen Khanh broke a little ice Sunday from the chill toward U.S. authorities in Saigon. The South Vietnam- ese armed forces commander issued a holiday message of nia mountain areas cmiiuuj .aou..u bringing more hardship to warm thanks for U.S. forces in hundreds of persons already isolated in communities near the Oregon border by flooding rivers. The sudden change trom rain South Viet Nam. Seventeen Americans, mean- while, were reported wounded in Mekong delta actions against the Communist Viet Cong Vietnamese generals backtrack from their purge of politicians and the civilian High Naliona Council. In his message, addressed U Gen. William C. Westmoreland commander of U.S. farces here Khanh said: "On behalf of all the mem bers of the Republic of Vie Nam's armed forces I bring t our American comrades in arm our warmest season's greeting and our grateful appreciatio 1nu aiiiiuvii Un> VV..D. nnn Ollr EralClui ypprcyidiiu to snow checked Ihe river About Ihe woundedjf0r what they have been, ar in nnrHiprn California and Ore- A.Tm.-rnnnc in hplironlnrK__j tn nccict i in northern California and Ore- gon, areas hardest hit in Ihe ]u flooding thai began more than a wcr! week ago. But the worsening lion weather slowed relief svork and increased danger for scores of helicopter pilots flying rescue missions. William Sowle, Civil Defense chief at Yreka, Calif., 20 miles south of the Oregon border and 75 miles inland, reported two feet of snow had fallen in the area up lo Sunday nighl. j Many Stranded Between 400 and 500 pel-sons' were still stranded in the re- gion, he said, in towns along the Klamalh and Salmon Rivers. There was no telephone commu- nication or highway connection with the stranded, but a few helicopter flights had been made into the region before the storm hit Sunday. "Where we've reached these people we've found they're be- ginning to run tremendously short of Sowle said. "We'll have to airlift supplies or evacuate." Most of those stranded are loggers and miners, Sowle said, "a pretty hardy lot." Toll Rises California's flood-death tol rose lo 19 with confirmation tha 4 persons had died Saturday in the crash of a flood-survey heli copter in the Eel River 40 miles south of Eureka. The Oregon toll reached with the finding of the body of man in his Reedsport traile home. The victim, Howarc Thomas, had drowned trying t gel his wife from the trailer She already had been rescuei by someone else. Forly eighl persons ar known lo have died in the storm that spread over Washington Oregon, California, Nevada, an Idaho since Monday. Oregon Gov. Mark 0. Hatfiel called the floods the state worst tragedy in history. Damages still were Una sessed, but estimates place them close to billion. The state-by-stale situation: OREGON Drenching rain hit the flood-plagued areas ove night bul colder weather an snow nipped Ihe flood Ihrea The Willamette and other rive were falling and Ihe worst w (See laoon, Page 10) Boy Injured In Two-Car Port Wreck Advocate News Service PORT LAVACA Lee Socha, 15, of Sinlon was treated at a local hospital and released for head injuries received in a two car accident here Sunday after- noon. Socha, a passenger in a car driven by his mother, Mrs. Vivian Edmond Socha, 34, also of Sinlon, was thrown against the windshield with such force lhat it broke the windshield when the car was in collision wilh a second car driven by Michael Fordlran, 15, of Bishop. Neither Riek Wakeland nor Susan Wakeland, passengers in the second car were injured. The accident occured at p.m. at Ihe intersection of Norlh Virginia Slreet and Ihe Highway 35 by-pass. Patrolmen Steve Brown and W. T. Slecn investigated. Damages to each car was estimated at Mrs. Socha was taken to the hospital by a Richaidson am- bulance and treated for shock and released. Sgt. Gene Durrani assisted in Uie investigation. Americans were in helicopters lit by lied ground fire. Two were reported in serious condi- and will be doing to assist us i our struggle for the defense o freedom." There was no explanation to u... i The (lurry of Sunday (ightingilhc tardiness of the greeting Mn Cm was the most intense action in the past two weeks. Khanh last week criticized U.S. Ambassador Maxwell D. Taylor, who has demanded lhat linos Seeking to Oust Envoy Anti-American Rally Is Held ANGELES, Philippines CAP A caricature showing U. S Ambasrador William McCor nick Blair Jr. straddling lomb was burned Sunday at Overhaul by President rally demanding Blair's .reca and removal of American mil tary bases from the Philippines About people attended the rally, prompted by Ihe re cent falal shoolings of Iw young Filipinos on U. S. mil lary bases and controversy ove a bomb hurled into an elemcn lary school's yard at Clark Air Ottle Faces In the town of Mo Cai, miles southwest -of Saigon, a! Viet Cong grenade exploded in' a cafe, wounding four Ameri- cans, one of them critically. Victorians Hurt Near La Grange AJvocnlc News Service LA GRANGE Three mem- rs of a Victoria family were mong six persons injured Sun- ay afternoon in a 'two-car head- n collision eight miles north of ere on U. S. Highway 77. Most serious of the injured as Mrs. Vivian Campbell, 38, 1107 Alcoa St. who suffered broken arm. She was frans- rred by private car Sunday ght from Fayetle County Me- lorial Hospital lo Citizens Charles, 4fi, owner of Campbell's Jewelry, 109 E. Constitution St in Victoria, escaped with mul tiple bruises while Corey Camp- bell, 8, had several teelh knocked oul. The Campbell's seven-year-old twins, Janice and Janell, were not injured. Occupants of the second ye hide, Domingo Garcia, his wife Eva, and his sister, Modesla Garcia, all of Waxahachie, wen released after being treated a the same hospital for minor in Mrs. Campbell's husband, lemorial Hospital for further juries. bservation. The Campbells were return ing to Victoria after spending i Christmas holiday visit wit Mrs. Campbell's mother i Palestine. Highway Patrolman A. B Hall of LaGrange said th cars driven by Campbell an Garcia collided head-on whi Garcia was passing anothc car. Garcia was headed north Both cars were demolished b >ass Fires Again Keep Firemen Busy Two more grass fire alarms vere answered by local fire- me Sunday on the heels of four hat were fought Saturday. the accident, the officer repor 1. An ambulance from Koen ed. The first fire burned over 2'A acres of property belonging o G. M. Wood, on Bingham Funeral Home in LaGrange too the injured persons to U hospital. The violent death toll over the Base. Dr. Carlos Sandico, a city councilman in this community adjoining Clark Air Base, or- pnized the rally. He has led the growing demands for Blair's recall. Americans Restricted Angry cries of U.S. imperial- m shouled by some o e rally's speakers but there as no violence. U.S. military ithorities, aware of Ihe rally, ad restricted American serv- emen to the air base for the eekend to avoid incidents. A manifesto read by Sandico sked that those responsible for ic killing of a reported 31 Filip- nos on American bases since 952 be proseculcd so that the amilics of the victims can be ompcnsated. The manifesto also asked '.resident Johnson to revise the J.S.-Philippine military bases greement "so that the provi- ions thai serve as a constant ource of irritation between the wo friendly countries be re- icaled." Traditional Ties It spoke, however, of preserving traditionally friendly ies with the United Stales. The first of Ihe two youths whose deaths sparked the pro- :est was Rogeho Balagtas, 14. He was scavenging shells at Clark's Crow Valley bombing range on Nov. 25 when he was shot lo death by a guard, Air- man l.C Larry D. Cole of Mar- shall, Mich. The Air Force paid the boy's father as death compensa- tion and charged Cole with un- premeditated murder. His case is pending. On Dec. 13, Gonzalo Vidello as shot to death in restricted THE PATCH IS GONE A year ago little Margaret Snow was two and one-lialt years old and wearing a patch over her left eye, since claim- ed by cancer. Today the patch is gone and Maigaiet's physicians aic opti- mistic about her keeping her right eye. The youngster is healthy in Ivanhoe, Calif. (AP THE GLOBAL CHALLENGE LBJ Has Thorny Test With Spreading Cold War 0 lj( JVl, tYUUU U11 illt: V1LHCEIL UCaiLL VJVtl HIX. ioad off Ball Airport Road Christmas-New Year's holiday norlh of the city. A county fire continued to mount Sunday in unil extinguished the blaze Texas' as tens of thousands of after answering the alarm at motorists jammed streets and p.m. A trash fire was listed highways, as the cause. A lolal of 53 persons died In An hour laler, a fire of un- the stale's violence with 27 kill- determined cause burned over a ed in traffic crashes. Fires, small area of grass along the SmaLl Ullirt 01 ytttaa amng un. siauuiuga emu Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks laneous violence killed Ihe oth- Today's Chuckle It's a gooil Ihing. before hootings, slabbings and miscel- in the 1100 block of Caroline Street. Police blamed most of the fa- Firemen were dispatched tal motor vehicle crashes on ex. earlier in the afternoon to Ihe cessive speed, drunken drivers 1700 block of Norlh Main Street carlessncss and ineplilude or where a' car being driven by combinalion o( Ihe reasons. Bu the innocent died along with the guilty. The Associated Press began Mrs. Corine Wood overheated Mo fire resulted. Three of the Saturday grass fires and- a residential blaze ils death count for the holiday were caused, according to fire at 0 p.m. on Christmas Eve. department investigators, by The latest national coun fireworks. The fourth grass fire showed 497 persons had perish was caused by an oul-of-con- ed in automobile accidents o trol trash fire. roads and highways. The av erage for a normal day is 11 deaths. "The current toll, which star cd out at a rate higher than tha 1 a record 60 your wife goes lo Ihe super- a record 60 market In advise her to use [were kilicd) has slackened i market In advise her to use sliclf-control. (Sec COLLISION, Page 10) By JOHN M. HIGHTOWEK AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) The view from the White House win- dow on a winter afternoon lakes in the Washington Monument, towering like an inverted icicle ever a peaceful and prosperous ly. Al a distance, automobiles awl homeward, locked in their aily traffic jam. Muffled has evidently become irrecon- atcrs near an aummunition lagazine at Uie U.S. Navy's Su- ic Bay Air Station. Two 500- ound bombs had been stolen icre previously. No charges ave been filed and the name (See ENVOY, Page 10) Most of State To Be Warmer By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Southerly winds kicked up iust in Northwest Texas Sun lay under high clouds as mos of East Texas' skies stayed blui under a brilliant winter sun. After early morning tempera lures ranged from 21 degrees a Wichita Falls lo 51 at Browns ville, maximum levels in Ih afternoon stretched over a 2G degree span. Wichita Falls ha the low maximum, a chilly 4 degrees, while Midland reporle the high 75. Forecasts called for warme temperatures Monday in mo: sections becoming cooler Moi day night in West Texas. Skii were expected lo be clear parlly cloudy over Ihe stale. Italian Opera Hecklers Too Much for American Navy Plane Down Off Luzon MANILA (AP) A U.S. nav let attack plane from the car Her USS Hancock crashed int Scuth China Sea Sunday. Fou crewmen bailed out after fir hnd broken out In the aircraft, Navy spokesman said. Aircra spotted two men in rafls. The plane, attached to Ihe 711 Fleet, crashed about 200 mile, west of Luzon Island in the Ph' ippines. "Constant air coverage being maintained unlil resci can be man said. edestrians battle the wind ong sidewalks thai summer ill crowd with tourists. The chill, busy land seems ion which lo realize his ambi cilable. Bul all Ihe great issues which vere before President Kennedy and even some of his predeces- sors are still unsettled, and some have grown more danger- ous. The anti-Communist war in South Viet Nam could be lost by a political collapse inside that country. NATO is in serious trouble. The cold war is spread- ing inlo Africa. Nuclear weap ons appear to be becoming pro gressively less controllable. Undersecretary of State anoJiil and secure. To Lyndon Undersecretary of Stati ohnson it offers a firm base George Ball once remarked tha DUS dreams of "Ihe Great So icty." But Ute view from the Presi ent's desk when he looks not to IB city but lo Ihe foreign world eyond is of another scene en- rely. It is a panorama of wild ariations, by extremes botli avage and civilized, where men's hopes (or survival appear o hang forever on the edge of nuclear calamity. For President Johnson, Ihe thing which had most im pressed him was the way in which the world's problems anc their solutions were related so that a move by the Unitec States in the Far East woiilc have ils repercussion in Europe or Latin America. All Ihe issue before the President are inter related in Ihis sense, bein linked by common causes o videspread effects. But in gen era! the problems about whic PARMA, Italy (AP) lo hold him and push him an baiilone Cornell MacNeil owed Sunday he would never gn al Parma's Regio Theater, nown as Ihe "lions' pit" of Ital- in opera. "We do not want him lo sing fumed the Ihealer's irector, Giuseppi Ncgri The two scuffled in MacneiPs ressing room Saturday night tier an uproar between the American singer and hecklers orced cancellation of the thea- er's opening night perform ncc. Afler MacNeil stalked angrily off the stage, Ncgri said he wen nto his dressing room to pleat or his return. "He said Ncgri, "he argued. We argued. Then the baritone, In a :il of temper, hit me with closci !ists on Ihe face and arm, a] though slightly." Negri added lhat MacNeil son "held his father back from continuing his punching prow a." MacNeil, at his hotel, gav another version. "Negri barged into my dress the spoke ing room, insulting h said. "He actually punched m yen speeding to Un scene, The Hancock and destroyers once in the stomach and kicke ii__. i. ji__ lurtria in tha cVllnc OQ HIV me twice in the shins, as my, it of Ihe room. The opera company booked Clear lo parlly cloudy Mon ay through Tuesday. A little varmer Monday and Monday ight. South lo southeasterly rinds 5-15 mph. Expected Mpn- ay temperatures: Low 42, high I. South Central Texas: Clear to parlly cloudy Monday and Tues- day. A litlle warmer through Monday night. High Monday 70. Temperatures extremes for Dec. 28, Low 20 in 1025, High 8T n 1921. Sunday's Icmpcraturcs: Low 3G, high 63. Tides (Port Lavaca Por O'Connor Low al j.m. Monday and a.m Tuesday. at a.m Monday and again at rnidnlgh Monday. Barometric pressure: 30.11. Sunsel Monday Sunrise Tuesday nolher singer (or Monday ght's performance of Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera A lasked Ball." Parma, a northern Italian city Giuseppe Verdi was born, as long had the reputation for ic hardest-tc-please opera au- iences in Italy. MacNeil, 38, a native of Min- eapolis and former resident of aiffside Park, N.J., who now ves in Home, was enthusi- slically applauded in Parma ast year. But Saturday nighi he spectalors began heckling lim and his two Italian coslars cnor Flaviano Labo and sopra no Luisa Maragkiano, through he first two acts In the third acl, as MacNci slarled an aria, a burst of cat :alls stopped him and the or :hestra cold. He turned to the audience anc one Italian word: "Cret ni" idiots. Then he walked of stage. Spectalors plunged toward the stage. Many made their wa back stage. Police rushed inl the theater. TV.cre was a'scuft preparing lo undertake his first erm as chief executive in his own right, this is the scene and hcse are the problems of his greatest challenge. Here, in the jlobal drama in an age of revo utionary violence, his skill and diplomacy and his faith in rea sonable compromise face their ultimate tesls. In some respects the prospecl is not. as dangerous as lha faced by the late John F. Ken jicdy when he was approaching the While House just four years ago. Cuban-based communism then posed a major threat to the Western Hemisphere, whereas today the Ihreat is diminishing. The long dispute with the Soviet Union over Berlin, like the more recent confrontation over Cuba, has grown quiet. The United States, Britain (ohnson can or, in comin months, must do something fa nto five groups. The groupings, roughly d fined, are Ihose which center around (1) the Atlantic alliance, INDEX 2 Editorial sroony 9 Goren Classified IG'17 Movies 8 Spoita towvor e Deaths 12 Women1 poia S Television 1 U.S.-Soviet (3) ed China's aggressive hostility oward the outside world, (4) isarmamenl, and (5) the Unil- d Nations and the new coun- ries of the world. Immediately after Johnson ron the Nov. 3 election he sent vord to the White House and late Department staffs that he vanted a thorough review of oreign policy, to see not only vhat things might be done bet- cr but also what new actions might be initiated. Policymak- rs understood thai upon enter- ng his new administration the intended lo put the distinctive brand of his own phi- osophy on Ihe aims and conduct if U.S. foreign relations. In the next few months, be- ginning with his State of the Un- on message to Congress and his nauguration speech, Johnson is expected lo unfold, alongside his domestic plans for the Great Society, his program for new departures in foreign policy. Thus, he clearly hopes to con- tribute to the building of a nev and more stable world as well as lo bring into some managea ble can lex I some of Ihe prob ems which threaten to unba ance what little security and order already exist. It is in this respect lhat the gnawing crisis in the Allanli alliance, arising out of Ui French nationalist policies o President Charles de Gaulle Top Aides Slated for Re-Shuffle Ball, Vance To Slay On WASHINGTON (AP) A extensive overhaul oi the 'little cabinet" is in Ihe works, but the cabinet will remain pretty much intact at least for the immediate future. A source in a position to know President Jotnson's mind gave that picture Sunday. As is traditional at the be- ginning of a presidential term, all cabinet members and under- secretaries and assistant secre- taries are putting in their resig- nations. Some To Go "A good number" of the res- ignations of undersecretaries and assistant secretaries will be taken up by Johnson, an in- formed source said. Nevertheless, this source said, "there will be plenty of excep- tions." For example, Johnson is known to think highly of Under- secretary of State George Ball and Deputy Secretary of De- fense Cyrus R. Vance. Both will be slaying on. Career Promotion Johnson has instructed his talent scouls to look both with- in and outside the government for people qualified for high-lev- el jobs. The promotion of William J. Driver to he Administrator of Veterans Affairs is cited as an example of Johnson's desire promote people from the career service. Driver will be the first career man lo hold the lop VA job. Johnson already has decided on the men to fill some of the lop jobs already vacant. The Security Check vacancies include two the undersecretaryships in Treasury. The man lo fill at leasl one of these jobs has been decided upon, but Johnson Is witholding an announcemenl pending completion of the usual security check. Another job Johnson plans lo fill soon is lhat of deputy Attor- ney General. This vacancy was created hen Robert F. Kennedy res- gned as Attorney General to un for the Senate from New York and Nicholas De B. Kal (See TEST, Page in) BATTLE LINES FORM iniurmariun on MacNeil came oul of h I rom tht U.S Wether room lo face ira id Ihe Soviet Union have made least a token start lowarc rms conlrol with the limilec uclear test ban treaty. The ilit between Moscow and Pek g, dividing Communist power California City Burns As Nazis Establish HQ GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) Ajhoping (hey don't a serf the Lion Waits for Law WILl.-OW GROVE, Pa. (AP Leo Uie lion stayed put Sun ay in his heated garage at Ih ear of owner Howard Sautter' lome despite a deadline for him o leave lown. Under an ordinance passe eccnlly by the Abington Town ahip missioners aimed at Leo no wild animal can be kept in the township effective Sunday. The ordinance followed objec- tions from some o( Sauller's neighbors who complained a ion in the area made them nervous. Sauller said he expects lo re- ceive in n day or so a formal notice demanding he explain why Leo isn't gone. After thai says Sauilcr, the mailer will be in the hands of two lawyers, 6iri m-looking, brown-shlrled storm trooper guards the door, a portrait of Der Fuehrer adorns the mantel and, outside, 'he city of Glnndale seethes. City officials, clubs and churches have been fuming since Dec. 2, when George Lin- coln Rockwell, commander of Ihe American Nazi party, an- nounced the opening of his par- ty's Western headquarters in Glendale. Said Rockwell al a news con- ference: "Afler four years or effort, we have secured a head us effort lo locate here. The Nazis seem determined to lay. Their self-styled Western divi- ion commander, Ralph Forbes, vowed to fight efforts to ev- :l him from Ihe newly leased leadquarters. "I intend to use the house as a enter of resistance for the white man lo fight communism quarters a center of resist ance to communisn, Zionism and race mixing." Why did he pick Glendale? Because, he said il's a nic American lown and "it's white man's town. It's the bcs :own for us." He apparentlj referred to unsupported rumo that Negroes have not been al lowed to settle in Glendale. City Manager C.E. Perkin says of the Nazis: "VVe feel, an I'm sura everyone elau dale believes, zenbach was moved up as act- ng Attorney General. Johnson has left unanswered the question of whether Katzen- bach is to be kept on perma- nently, but the decision to name a new deputy Attorney General might lend weight to this possi- bility. Johnson is known to be salls- ied with the cabinet as now constituted, but at leasl one member, Secretary of Uie Treasury Douglas Dillon, re- portedly is anxious to return to arlvate life. One cabinet change already has been announced for Janu- ary. Lulher H. Hodges has res- igned as Secretary of Com- merce and will be replaced by John T. Connor. Sources close to Ihe President say he has worked harmonious- ly wilh cabinet members he in- herited from the late President John F. Kennedy. Johnson often has been lavish in his praise of Secretary of Stale Dean Rusk ncl Secretary of Defense Rob- (Sce LBJ, Page 12) 'II fight and we will survive ly feeling against them. We are Ve will nol be driven he declared. The drive lo remove Forbes and his handful of followers has already begun, however. First, the city refused lo lurn on electricity, saying Force would have to sign an affidavi lhat the house would be usc< only as a residence, not for Nai party activities. "I'll not sign any affidavits, Forbes retorted. "I think that1 persecution." Lacking electricity, the Naz meet by candlelight. Nexl, the landlord, Dom Ra zano, said he'd file a 30-day m nlcrior Aide Named by LBJ JOHNSON CITY, .Tex. (AP) _ President Johnson promoted John A. Carver Jr. on Sunday rom assistant secretary to un- dersecretary of the interior. After Congress convenes, we appointment must be submitted o the Senate (pr confirmation. Carver's official residence Is Boise, Idaho. He was assislanl attorney general of the slate In 1947-48. Carver 46, has been assistant secretary of the interior since 1961, when Ihe Kennedy admin- istration took office. In that role, he supervised the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Ter- ritories, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, and Ihe Alaska Railroad. said uic He moves Inlo a position that of eviction on grounds his has been vacant since the resig- ;