The Austin American from Austin, Texas on May 24, 1966 · 1
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Tuesday, May 24, 1966
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Moody Leaves a Good Record today The Weather 'Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmsmmm Something for Texans To Be Proud Of - Editorial, Page 4 CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy through Wednesday with scattered showers and thundershow-ers and moderate southerly winds. Temperature range Monday 74-93. Expected range Tuesday 74-85. See Weather Data Page 12. i f Tk lie Austin Am SUNRISE: SUNSET: 5:32 7:23 a.m. p.m. International Poland and' the United States. in a tit-for-tat exchange, have expelled three embassy person nel each, a US spokesman announced Monday. PAGE 12 Cuba's Armed Forces Minister Raul Castro demanded Monday that the US abandon its Naval base at Guantanamo because of a shooting incident outside the base Saturday. PAGE 12 Prime Minister Harold Wilson won West German Chancellor Ludwig Erhard's broad support Monday night for a five-point .British plan to revamp the North Atlantic Treaty Organi zation after France's military withdrawal. PAGE 12 National-Texas The Gemini 9 astronauts Mnday revealed a reshuffled, far, more challenging flight plan for their once-frustrated space adventure. PAGE 15 A striking Beverly Hills, Calif, woman seeking to block a federal claim she owes $13,- 064 in taxes and penalties, testified Monday she had been told the gift tax had been paid on a monthly allowance a Dal las man had given her.- PAGE 15 Gov. Nelson A Rockefeller of " New York declared himself 1 out of the presidential running "forever" Monday ndght and hinted he .favored a 1968 Republican ticket combining Michigan's George Romney and New York's Sen. Jacob K. Javits. PAGE Vol. 52 No. 254 30. Pages Read by the Decision-Makers of Texas Austin, Texas, Tuesday, May 24, 1966 10 Cents FINAL STAR HOME 15 Austin-Centex y -" !f J When Texas Democrats meet Sept. 20 in Austin for their State convention, the credentials committee will be faced with at least four contests. , PAGE 30 Gail Wom- mack was one of three Stephen F.. Austin High School s t u dents recent- 1 y selected for special Honors. PAGE 3 Tom Griffith, new director of youth work for the Austin Downtown YMCA, arrived Monday from Ponca City, Okla. to assume his new duties. PAGE 30 Illegal voting in the April 2 Del Valle school board elec tion has now been alleged by both the winning and losing candidates. PAGE 3 Preliminary activies at the 68th annual meeting of the Texas Association of Insurance Agents gets underway in Austin Tuesday. PAGE 30 Representatives of seven Cen tral Texas colleges and univer sities will meet in Austin Thursday to learn ground rules for the state's new college stu dent loan program. PAGE 3 Builder Billy Zidell takes the historic House Mansion site back to the Zoning Committee Tuesday. PAGE 3 ' Brother James Groman, di rector of the Alumni Associa tion of St. Edward's Univer sity, was found dead Monday. PAGE 12 Sports Rafael Gomez, a third baseman inserted into the lineup to bolster a weak hitting attack, came through with a grand slam home run to propel the Braves past Albuquerque, 4-2, Monday night PAGE 21 Index Amusements .19-20 Classified 23-29 Comics 18 Editorial ....4 Financial 14-15 Horoscope ...,..,.,.9 Jacqby on Bridge 7 Obituary 12 People ...6 Public Records 30 Radio and TV 19 Society 7-9 Sports 21-23 England Girds For Shortages LONDON (AP) The British government armed itself Mon aay witn sweeping emergency powers to funnel cargo through the nation's strikebound ports and control food prices if shor tages develop. yueen fcuzaoetn u signed a proclamation of a state of emer gency one week after the Na tional Seamen's Union ordered its 65,000 members out on strike for higher pay and shorter working hours. Prime Minister Harold Wilson told the House of Commons the strike was beginning to pinch off the supply of essential raw materials which this island na tion needs to live. At this stage, however, the powers taken by the government are more serious than the situation warrants. The idea is to have them approved by Parliament and ready to put into effect the moment they are needed. They must be renewed monthly. Food prices so far have risen only a little on some commodities, but the port of London now is choked with idle shipping and shortages seem certain if the strike goes on. , First signs of a manufactur ing slowdown were reported Monday from the auto industry, Britain's biggest dollar-earner. One hundred employes packing parts for export at one plant were put on reduced work hours. Another factory said reduced hours might be introduced on some export assembly lines next week. Representatives of the ship owners and the union were summoned separately Monday to Labor Minister Ray Gunter's office as he made a vain at tempt to resume negotiations that broke down before the strike. Positions appeared to have hardened since then. Ford Geddes, chairman of the Shipping Federation, said after ward the situation looked bleat er than before. William Ho garth, head of the seamen's un ion, said his men are holding out for nothing less than a 40-hour week. The seamen now (See BRITAIN, Page 6) f ; " . - . - i $ ,-"- ft . s,'f; Jt I " " ' ' ; i Jvm v, J-'-- I- - "- , , , n , y - - Vv-f " ' I MISS WOOL University of Texas senior Patricia Vincent, left, of San Antonio is crowned Miss Wool of Texas by the out - going Miss Wool, Janice Archer of Austin. Miss Vincent, who will be 22 next month, won over 13 other beauties in the UPI Telephoto Miss Wool Pageant at Dallas Monday night. She is the daughter of Mrs. C. D. Vincent and the late Air Force General C. D. Vincent. Miss Vincent will represent Texas in the national Miss .Wopl competition in San Angelo in June. : M ore Nurses trike in NY NEW YORK (AP) Most of the city's public health nurses refused to work Monday in a Day dispute. Public health department offi cials said they were fearful of consequences to patients in the slums, mostly children and aged people. A spokesman for the nurses said they were "miserable" at Hearing on Klan To Start by House WASHINGTON (AP) - House investigators plan to resume their Ku Klux Klan hearings next month, thus increasing the chances for passage of legisla tion this year aimed at curbing the hooded order's activities. The office of Rep. Edwin E. Willis, chairman of the Commit tee on Un-American Activities, said Monday the Louisiana Democrat has recovered " suffi ciently from a long illness to return to Washington June 6. And the committee's staff director, Francis T. McNamara, said this means the group defi nitely can hold' hearings next month on bills aimed at . the Klan, and also at groups such as the Communist party and the Cosa Nostra crima syndicate. Rep. Charles L. Weltner, Ga., leader of a bipartisan group on the committee which has been pushing for early leg islative hearings, said "That's great. It's plenty of time to get House action this year." Senate prospects are uncer-j tain, however. The new round of hearings is likely to be shorter and less sen sational than last winter's four-month inquiry which stripped much of the secrecy from the Klan's activities 'throughout the n 1 1 - X ' i 1 iiuuui ana in some uiuiem states. McNamara said most of the witnesses will .be federal offi cials, and that leaders of the various Klan groups and of other organizations that might come under the legislation probably will not testify unless they volunteer to do so. None has so far, he said. Willis underwent surgery last February to remove a blood clot in his neck, just about the time the committee wound up its earlier hearings. In his absence, three of the (See KLAN, Page 6) leaving their jobs, but felt they were forced to do it. In one of the city's busiest fpublic health districts, the most Iy low-income, Lower East Side of Manhattan, some basic serv- ices were being performed nor mally, but with difficulty. Ninety-four child health cen ters were closed, 28 general health centers were being kept open with skeleton staffs cf doctors and nurses aides. There were no nurses in any of the city schools, and little indication of bargaining to obtain agree ment on a contract for the nurses. J. Jerome Olitt, attorney for the Professional Public Health Nurses Association, demanded that Mayor John V. Lindsay intervene personally. There was no word whether he would. Both sides met for about an hour late Monday, the first joint negotiating session since the nurses rejected two city offers "No progress, no comment," Senate OKs Selling Off Of Loans Wi h Rebels Fal 9 eeks Friends (See NURSES, Page 6) Flags at Half Mast Final Rites Today For Dan Moody Associated Press Flags flew at half mast over Texas public buildings Monday in memory of former Gov. Dan Moody, who became the state's youngest chief executive at the age of 33. Moody, 72, died Sunday at his home here. He had been ill since 1961. ' "History will remember Dan Moody as a courageous attorney general and a dedicated gover nor who contributed greatly to the progress of our 'state," said Gov. John Connally Monday. Connally ordered that flags on public buildings fly at half mast until Wednesday. Moody will be buried Tuesday in the state cemetery after funeral services (2 p.m.) at Austin's First Methodist Church. Pallbearers will be Louis Scott Wilkerson, Dr. C. P. Hardwicke, John McKay, Mac Umstattd, Felder Thornhill and W. R. Long HI, all of Austia Honorary pallbearers will be Charles L. Black, T. J. Butlet, Lloyd W. Davidson,' Ireland Graves, James P. Nash, J. B. Robertson, James Shaw, Gordon R. Talley, Rector M .Thomson, Dr. Marvin S. Vance and former Lt. Gov, Walter F. Woodull, all of Aus tin; Frank P. Culver Jr Fort Worth; Harris A. Melasky, Tay lor; Wright Morrow, Houston; Weaver Moore, Houston; Paul D. Page, Silver Springs, Md.; Judge D. B. Wood, Georgetown, and members of the Texas Su preme Court. Moody's family said that those desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the University of Texas Law School Foundation or the charity of their choice. WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate sent to President Johnson Monday legislation he asked to ease the squeeze on next year s budget by permitting sales of participations in government-held loans. Congressional action was completed with a 50-20 Senate vote, largely on party lines to accept minor House changes in the original Senate version. Forty-seven Democrats and three Republicans voted to accept the amendments while 18 Republi cans and 2 Democrats voted against. The legislation would permit the sales to private investors from a pool of $10.9 billion worth of government loans. The Treasury has said that it plans to market only $4.2 billion worth in fiscal 1967 which begins July 1. The effect of the volume sales, supporters of the bill say, would be cut to the deficit for the year from $6 billion to the $1.8 billion estimated by John son in his budget. The Senate voted after a re newed volley of charges against the measure by Sen. John J Williams, R-Del. Williams tola the bill s sup porters "you're just selling off the assets of this government to reduce the deficit" and "you're trying to mislead the American people into thinking you really have reduced the deficit." Williams said it was never going to be possible to control inflation unless the administration actually ended red ink spending by solid reductions in federal programs. "This is going to be known as the Johnson inflationary peri od," he said. "This is all a part of the Great Society. It is being deliberately planned." Sen. Edmund S. Muskie, D- Me., floor manager for the bill, replied that the measure "is none of the things it has been called by the senator from Delaware." "It is simply an attempt to broaden and use more carefully a well known technique to reduce the scope of the investment of taxpayers' funds in these programs and to increase the role of private enterprise," he said. SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) The collapse of the Buddhist rebellion in Da Nang spurred the government of PreT, mier Nguyen Cao Ky into quick action Monday night to rally new popular support for his military rule. But dissidence persisted in Hue, the Buddhist cen ter, and turmoil with anti-American overtones threatened Sai gon. In the aftermath of Ky's vic tory in bringing about the sur render of the main force of Buddhist dissidents in Da Nang there were these developments Ky ordered a massive air lift of food and supplies to Da Nang to ease shortages among the city's 160,000 people after a week of bloodshed a move aimed at winning popular favor. He lifted a 24-hour curfew and tension eased. The city was slowly returning to normal. The military junta drew up the agenda for Tuesday's meeting of a civilian-military con gress called in an attempt to pacify segments demanding a return to civilian rule. Buddhist dissidents en trenched in Hue, the old imperi al capital 50 miles north of Da Nang, continued to assail Ky as a dictator and demanded his ouster. U.S. officials predicted a government move to starve them out Hue, which has a pop ulation of about 104,000 is considered solidly hostile to Ky. Simmering anti-Ky senti ment in Saigon took an anti-American tone after a South Vietnamese soldier was shot dead as a U.S. military convoy passed by. Crowds streamed into the streets shouting: "Burn American cars! Kill Americans!" The U.S. Command im posed an 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew for military personnel. Although action continued light in the war against the Communists, allied forces reported killing 227 Viet Cong in scattered fighting in South Viet Nam. U.S. planes staged their heaviest raids against North Vietnamese communications and military targets for the first time in a week as monsoon weather cleared. Da Nang was reported 90 per cent under the control of Ky's forces, which he dispatched to the coastal city May 15 for a showdown with the - Buddhist- backed "struggle forces" seek ing his ouster. Rebels held out in small pockets but were not regarded as a threat. At this stage, the government appeared victorious. But the turn of political events was by no means decided and the country was likely to go through many- critical periods before a transition from military to civilian rule. Events began in Saigon Mon day with another wave of rioting outside the Buddhist Insti tute a drab compound with a barn-like pagoda in the center of a muddy square. The shot that killed a Vietnamese soldier incited crowds from adjacent streets to attack American vehicles. The rioters screamed that an American serviceman had killed the Vietnamese. Other reports said a Vietnamese guard in the convoy shot the soldier. But the source of the shot was not officially determined. Within minutes, the street was full of surging youths and flames shot out from two American vehicles, overturned by the mob. The occupants fled. It took two hours before steel-helmeted Vietnamese marines and paratroopers could clear the streets, hurling tear gas grenades, throwing tip a smoke screen and firing in the air. By nightfall, five rows of barbed wire were built around the institute the center of anti-government and anti-American agitation. U.S. officials said there was no evidence that an American was involved in the shooting incident. " The Buddhist Institute, in a formal protest letter to the U.S. Embassy, charged Americans (See KY, Page 6) Tornado Slams Into Wolfe Citv WOLFE CITY, Tex. (AP) - Turbulent weather raked nearly all of Texas Monday, striking with a damaging tornado at Wolfe City in the state's north eastern section and with damag ing thunderstorms at San Antonio. The Wolfe City tornado injured five persons, destroyed or badly damaged at least 10 homes, dis rupted power and communica tions, and battered trees and shrubbery. San Antonio, however, prob ably suffered more damage as a fast-moving thunderstorm, accompanied by hail, heavy rain and lightning, slapped the city's northwest section. The tornado struck Wolfe City, a Hunt County farming town about 16 miles north of Greenville at 5:30 p.m. The heavy thunderstorm battered San Antonio about an hour later. Violent weather was reported as far south and west as Uvalde, where marble-size hail struck without warning. ; San Antonio police said roof damage in the city was extensive from high winds and pound ing hail. Winds estimated at 60 miles per hour ripped the roof from a department store in San Antonio's Wonderland Shopping Center. A telephone company exchange was unroofed and a wholesale liquor firm's building was damaged when the howling winds blew down a section of a wall. Signs, trees and fences also were damaged." -1 ' - There were no dollar damage figures immediately available at either San Antonio or Wolfe City. The Wolfe City tornado swept through a square mile of rich farming land near the Texas-Oklahoma line. The injured at Wolfe City were identified as Joe Butler, 83; his wife, Mrs. Effie Butler, 77; their son, Pete Butler 49; Luther Ray Woodbury, 14, and his 25-year-old sister, Mrs. Odes sa Wright. Day Care Deficiency Charged H-T Class Urged To Seek Sincerity By JACK MADDIGAN Staff Writer The 1966 graduating class of Huston-Tillotson College was urged to strive for sincerity, courage and unselfishness by Dr. John T. King, president of the college, and speaker at commencement exercises Mon day evening. Dr. King, speaking to the 89- member class at Mary E. x Branc Memorial Auditorium, said sincerity is the most important quality in life. Courage, he said, is an "excellent companion to sincerity, and an essen tial one." "We must push forward on the road to a good life," Dr. King said, "a worthy life, a life recognizing the dignity of each human being, a life seeking decent living conditions for all-in housing, in employment, in education, and in standards of life. The 45-year-old college presi dent told the graduates that the true value of education and training rests wholly on the foundation of character. "Education and training are highly valuable," he said, "but when used by those deficient in character they are curses not (See CLASS, Page 6) Casis Principal Considering Teaching Job in Utah By DERRO EVANS Staff Writer Dr. M. G. Bowden, the high ly-regarded principal of Casis Elementary School, conifrmed Monday that he is considering an offer to become a college teacher in Utah. If he accepts the position an associate professorship in education at Weber State Col- Bowden will be leaving before September 1. "I have been offered the position, and I have not turned it down," said Dr. Bowden, who had been principal of the West Austin elementary school since its founding in 1951. Dr. Bowden said he must make a decision "very soon now." He claimed that the possible move is not related to the forthcoming change in status for Casis, which is soon to end its relationship as an experi mental laboratory school for The University cf Texas. "This (the job offer) is not something I have cooked up to change anybody's opinion," Dr. Bowden said. Dr. Bowden said the status of the school, rather than his job offer, is the reason for a special called meeting of the Casis P-TA Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ' Mrs. Bob Breihan, Casis P-TA (See CASIS, Page 6) ;J$ SS ft i , -1 - --- - - DR. M. G. BOWDEN Studying job offer By CHRIS WIIITCRAFT Staff Writer Austin day care antipoverty programs for tots aged 3 and 4 are failing to reach the children of the most deprived and disoriented families the hard core of poverty Travis County Child Welfare Board was told Monday night. Three co-chairmen of a community research project of first and second year graduate students in the University of Texas School of Social Work made the otherwise highly favorable report on day care programs. They are Connie Sklar, general chairman, Andy Lay, process committee chairman, and Don Anderton, impact committee chairman. TCCW is Comcon delegate agency for the Day Care Offica of Economic Opportunity program which has eight centers for 528 tots of low income families. Said the report given Acting Chairman Oakley Davis, TCCW board, and ex-officio members County Judge J. H. Watson and 98th District Court and Juvenile Court Judge Charles O. Betts, in part: "It seems clear the day care program is not reaching the children of the most deprived and disoriented families. "The group of families who are sending children to the centers are not the low-income families most likely to produce the grossly maladjusted children. "The lack of use of the program by families from the lowest social and economic levels can be traced to two problem areas. "The first concerns the poor communication and exchange of information between the day care centers and the agencies which regularly come into contact with the families who function most poorly. 'Related to this is the lack of any organized method of communicating information about the program to those who are in most need of it. Even if these people do hear about the program, it is difficult for them to take the steps neces sary to make application without more direct encouragement than is currently available to them. "The other set of factors pre venting the use of the day care centers by extremely de prived families are the limita tions that are built into the program as it is operating. "Free service is given only at certain hours, to certain aga groups, and families are responsible for providing their own transportation. These factors work the greatest hardship on the most disorganized families. "Persons from the lowest in come groups are also the per- sons who are most likely to work long or irregular hours, and they often use buses for transportation which adds to (See CARE, Page 6)

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