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VOCAT 123rd Year-No. 157 Victoria, Texas, 77901, Friday, October 11, 1968 22 Pages-10 Cents Red Units Hurtiiir All Systems OK'd THE VICTORIA For Food 'Malnutrition v Found in Dead SAIGON (AP) - Some North Vietnamese units that once threatened Saigon are on the verge of starvation after huge food caches were seized in ti nea sweeps, u& oil jeers re ported Thursday. Adding to the enemy difficulties. North Vietnamese bases near the Cambodian border have been pounded by U.S. B32 high altitude bombers and enough weapons have been captured since Jan. 1 to equip four divisions, the U.S. Command re ported. Big Caches Found The command added that in the past two weeks nearly 100 tons of cached rice have been found. U.S. officers said that while some isortn Vietnamese turns: are still well fed some, such as the Dong Ngai Regiment, are hard hit The Dong Ngai Regiment has bees operating around Lai Khe, 45 miles northwest of Saigon but now it is scattered looking for food, they reported. Enemy Starving "These guys (the Dong Ngai .Regiment) are starving to death," one U.S. officer said. "Most of the bodies of Dong Ngai soldiers we kffied in battle how some signs of malnutrition. The prisoners of war from that regiment say they are out looking for rice. The eight-engine B52s were out in force again Thursday attacking enemy base camps around Saigon, including those around Lai Khe. Bombs Hit Bases Since June 1, after a new enemy offensive was blunted, the B52s have dropped 125,000 tons of explosives on base camps, infiltration corridors and other targets lanrwnding the capital "We're running out of good targets," one source said. "We're hitting 0d base areas Just in case tbey decide to come down. They wont have anything to come oowa to. - B52s ranged north of the de- : inilitaraed tone into southern North Vietnam for their targets in three of eight strikes Friday. Tactical iignter-Domber crews reported setting off numerous secondary explosions in raids Thursday over the southern panhandle. On the ground, Viet Cong mortared the provincial capitals of My Tho and Go Cong in the Mekong Delta early Friday. The two barrages, totaling 37 rounds, killed two persons and wounded 35, Vietnamese bead-quarters said. Around Saigon, allied troops turned up two pairs of "significant' caches of enemy arms and equipment Thursday, nine and 24 miles northwest of Saigon, the U.S. Command said. The finds added to a large stockpile of enemy war material turned up recently. Describing earlier discoveries, military spokesmen said Thursday that intelligence, defectors and intensified sweeps were credited with recent successes in rooting out the enemy stores. The UJS. Command said the total of captured enemy arms since Jan. 1, was 42,924 individual pieces and 8,770 crew-served weapons, phis 2,093 rockets. That many weapons would easily equip four North Vietnamese divisions, which officially number about 12.100 men each, the command said. ' While actual fi chtiiu has been in a relative lull recently, U.S. officers consider operations in search of weapons and food caches to have been unusually successful la many cases the stockpiles are believed to hart been destined for use in new offensives against South Vietnamese cities. In the ah war over North Vietnam, flew 115 and one Navy 4 Fof Apollo L aunck TOP STEER Thirteen-year-old Deborah Blinka proudly shows her steer which was declared the Grand Champion Steer at judging Thursday at t h e Calhoun County Fair. Deborah is a student at Travis Junior High. School, and a member of Port Lavaca 4-H Club. (Advocate Photo) Rusk Sees Czech Issue As Serious Calls It Cloud On U.N. Goals WHILE DRIVING Locksmitli Dies Of Heart Attack Roy Lingo, 70-year-old Victoria locksmith and gunsmith, died of an apparent heart attack Thursday evening while driving his car in the 2700 block WASHINGTON (AP) - Secre- (. .1 ct. n..- t..m. trayed the Soviet occupation f J0 Czechoslovakia Thursday as "a very serious development." He Police curb Champion Entries Selected At Calhoun County Fair By MARY BAKER PHILLIPS Advocate Staff Writer PORT. LAVACA Deborah Blinka's 835-pound Hereford steer was named grand champion of the junior livestock exhibitors shows at the Calhoun County Fair, which opened Thursday for a three-day run. The animal won first place in a field of 18 entries. , Deborah, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Blinka of Port Lavaca, also exhibited the grand champion steer in 1966, and this was her third show entry. ine Dreeoer ot ner cnamp was She is an eighth grader at I,mi1fl I .linmia Travis Junior High School, and is a four-year member of the Port Lavaca Community Club. In First Show Van Crittenden's 933-pound Brahman cross breed was named reserve champion of that class. Van, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Crittendon of Olivia, is a sophomore at Carol Blake Queen of Calhoun Fair PORT LAVACA-Carol Blake, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. R, Blake, Jr., of Port La vaca was crowned queen of the 1968 Calhoun County Fair at the coronation ceremonies Thursday night at the fair grounds. xuiss aiaae, lawoun senior and vocational office education sweetheart, was selected from!11 said it has thrown a cloud over U.N. proceedings, stymied pro gress toward East-west solutions, worried small nations and caused a sober reassessment of Western defenses. Rusk spoke somberly of the continuing East European tensions during an impromptu news conference following his return from meetings with foreign ministers, Including Rus sia's Andrei A. Gromyko, at the U.N. General Assembly's fall opening. NATO Meeting One of his New York sessions was with North Atlantic Treaty Organization foreign affairs chiefs. They will meet again on the East European situation in Brussels in mid-November. "the NATO countries are thinking about this matter so- said the car and traveled jumped 87 feet in before coming to rest in front of the Continental Barber Shop, 2708 Houston Highway. Lingo was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly after 6 p.m. Lingo, of 306 W. Lantana, operated Lingo Repair Shop at 101 N. Moody St. Justice of the Peace Alfred Astronauts Confident Of Success Weather Called Only Question CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) Weather was "a bit of a question mark," but three confident Apollo 7 astronauts Thursday were given a "go" to blast off Friday on an 11-day space flight that could steer America back on course to the moon. TTtrnn a f l-ua Mnnnfrtnnrn twL- three daughters, Mrs. D. E.!Konn fr m m rrvr , " . IB"" V V k.A, tutu., Mullenix, Mrs . H .Ma ryin however, project officials adv Thompson and Mrs. Nomsj mitted there was "a distinct oenroeter of Victoria: eight rvMcihiiitv" tk fiioM k mr. C. Baass withheld a verdict the death until Friday. Lingo was born Oct. 18, 1897, in Victoria County, to the late J. A. and Lela Lassiter Lingo. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements . are pending and will be announced by McCabe-Carruth Funeral Home. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Vivian Le Vasseur Lingo and grandchildren and grandchildren. two great- Senate Republicans Block 'Debate' Bill Nets $759 For Owner WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republican used sit-out tactics Thursday to force into limbo legislation designed to open berly and in detail as to what it;bates mJor presi. ".fef.idenUal candidates. But House A dree t Ntwi ferric PORT UVACA-Oeborah Blinka's T 835-pound 'Hereford Calhoun steer. Grand Oiamninn f the 85 Slr-A,; livestock exhibitors show FFA member. This was hiss U thm !,., r. first show. Breeder of his animal was Bill Kyle of Nurs ery. Lynn Frazier, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester a field of 24 candidates. Anita Miller, 15, CHS sophomore, was first runner up and Carol Erwin, 16, was second runner up. The new queen was presented the traditional bouquet of red carnations by W. S. Duke. at the Calhoun County Fair. was purchased for 91 cents a pound and a total of $739.85 at the auction Thursday night. -"'-"T "'for hA alf httl hv th Travis Junior High School student. Van Crittenden's 933-pound reserve champion steer sold for $671.76, or 72 cents per pound, to Mrs. W. C. Melborn. Bauer Dredging Co. purchas ed the grand champion lamb calves. He exhibited a Here ford steer. He is a two-year member of the Long Mott 441 Club, and a seventh grader at Travis Junior High. Joe Lara, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Prima Lara, won first effort in NATO," be said. Nations Worried Furthermore, the secretary 'said the Soviet move had "thrown a cloud over the con siderations of the United Nations," tossed a monkey wrench into a wide range ot efforts to improve East-West relations and aroused apprehensions among small countries wondering if what happened to Czecho slovakia might happen to them. And be questioned whether Moscow's current claim that So cialist doctrine allows interven tion in internal affairs of a Com munist state is merely Justifica tion for the invasion of Czecho slovakia or Is "a major new line of policy for the Soviet Union." News Bnenng Rusk dropped in at the dally State Department news briefing Democrats plotted a counter sib- oat to revive the measure. place in the lamb showman- uic.'oi,; j;.ju. li- i iu um Krana cunuiDiun uuu master of ceremonies, fjjd!Z2LEL" L.,"r, XJCr from Charles Krause for $170. crowned by Patti Carter. reign-l'L.t" h1UD- Victoria livestock Commis- ing queen. Duke also presented i Charlie Kraus xhihitM thJsk)n purchased the grand cham- trophles to the three selected jgrand champion Suffolk larab.''P1?.Durof Baow from Shirley per pound. ,r His 92-pound entry took first Judges were Mrs. Robert! place in a field of 24 entries Garden and Miss Sarah Lowrie, Charlie, a fifth grader at Madi-both of Corpus Christl and unn i throo-vAup Michael Schamis of Houston, manager of third floor fashion salon at Sakowitz's downtown store In Houston. Mrs. Charles Porter was contest chairman and Mrs. P. F. Elder musician. Mrs. Art Shrader was narrator for the fashion show pre-: sorted by Fashion World while the Judges were making their decisions. of Long Mott -Green Lake 4-H Club. The 103-pound Southdown (See FAIR. Page HA) Today's Chuckle What seme f our young people seem to be protesting about Is that they think they've been parenthood-winked. PROGRESS REPORTED McDonald Feed Store' paid ner brother, Wesley Williams, $162 or 75 cents a pound for his reserve champion. House Passes 1.75 Billion Foreign Aid WASHINGTON (AP) - A compromise $1.75 billion for eign-aid appropriation bill, the smallest in history, was passed by the House Thursday and sent to tne benate, The bill was passed by a 123- 93 roll call vote that was dragged out for an hour and 45 minutes in order to round up enough members to produce a an astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr. and his two space rookie co-pilots, Donn F. Eisele and Walter Cunningham, will not go the full 11 days. May Cut Trip "We expect the possibility and we think it's a distinct possibility to shorten it, but wt are planning for the full duration," said William C. Schneider AdoIIo 7 miftrinn rfirwtnr for The Democrats, in an effort tO the National Aernnantir. inri force Senate reconsideration, Space Administration, said they are organizing their "Our most important learning forces to prevent the House get-! for this flight is to determine ting a quorum to approve a res-, how the spacecraft lasts," add-olution adjourning Congress. led flight director Glynn Lunney Hans are to adjourn Friday.! In a news conference. "We can but it takes approval of such a .gain just about every systems resolution by both House and! objective in the first three or Senate. four days," if an equipment The bill to lift the equal time!Problem requires the mission to law to permit free broadcast de-i lcluuliaiwl y. lic aaaea. to help inaugurate opening of a1 quorum and make it legal new conference room for corre spondents. He repeated former Secretary of State Cordell Hull's remarks on a similar occasion 24 years ago. In which Hull stressed the' previously. The bill is about $136 million more than the House originally voted for the 21-year-old pro gram and about $176 million less than the enate approved INDEX ...a IB Some Kinds of Cancer Controlled by Drugs importance of the press in alert ing public opinion to foreign affairs developments. Current reporting of State De partment activities is carried out "by a highly qualified, alert. Dr. A. W. Kelton paid Ray Effi """" Kurtz $200 for his lOundfrlffz grand champion corning gamei capon. &neu nsn Restaurant paid Larry Dolejisi $76 for his 11-pound reserve champion entry. Dr. E. S. Crenshaw purchased Johnny Smith's 23-pound grand champion board breasted bronze turkey for $150. Dr. M. S. Horine paid Gwen Record , $115 for her 23-pound entry. ! Some 111 entries were sold during the suction for a grand total of $13,43.32. the largest total sales receipts in the history of the Junior livestock! show sales. This topped the last j -year's record receipts of ,$11,746.95 by $1,709.37. David Janis had the misfor- President Johnson originally naa requested $2.9 billion. The bffl is the last of three money measures awaiting final action by Congress driving for adjournment Friday. The compromise $72 billion defense measure worked out by House-Senate conferees Thursday, largest single money bill in history, is scheduled for House bates between the three major presidential candidates was shelved when Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield, D- Mont., was unable to muster a quorum on the House-passed biH He said under the circumstances be had no choice except to bow to the GOP opposition. T- T n ATr- cv. -u.cS vr. wn, "activity In the morning. Michigan, spokesman for the' hnilMV. .i ! Democratic House group, said informal discussions with 50 Democrats showed them all to be in agreement with borrowing the tactic of absenteeism used by the Senate Republicans. He said be expects more would ac tually Join if the decision is made to go ahead with the House sit out. A final decision will be made Friday morning, be said. The House has been barely able to muster a quorum in the fading days of the session, so the loss of even 50 members (See BILL, Page ISA) The Weather action Friday. Senate-House conferees ex- 'a pected to have ready for final Atoy HMJffc AMrtarr Mrlur.i CteMMH ..t-iniA Mark (Mlfi M Pirate ":::::d!5P,JL"","',!l! consideration Friday a comDro-lperatures: ha tv Frrm mise suDolemental maTm men in low 80s. ;M fimHinff miuwllaruma mn.lu (' Com! WMr DM Jl .MWWUHW.VWt ftVliVH.S. Mostly cloudy Friday through Saturday, a little wanner Friday and Friday night. Variable easterly winds S to 15 m p h., I At A a A Becoming souujeasieny i a i e Friday. Expected Friday tern- Low in mid- 60s, Mitarial Fh , ,.4A Wuwtm't Mm , m rw ia BUILDING LARGER ROCKET WASHINGTON (AP) - Druesl Ha H her ipntid. .K-L.!.,"! C?T2 have completely controDed-but session emphasized that drugsjearly Thursday morning prior not cured some forms of can- so far have not runerf nv nt th .k. k.,.. - - - . , . . . i - - -.w.iuuihi UlA UIV uurcit utg VS. fighter-bomoersi.Jrf i7' M caiprs, only halted their signs up a purse of $93 and presented missions Wednesday!". ' riand P1 temporarily. j a to the young exhibitor, favy A7 Corsair had to f?r!' WI?.rler 5&nc,, tai They said, for exam nle. that Tronhie. wer nre.nteH hv dodge a SAM missile, a U.j'Jr l 'a acute, leukemia to children has the Calhoun CounW Cattlemen's spokesman said. Pilots reported, r , 7 , JT' heen halted in 90 to 100 per cent (S ruiMP Pa?- 10A1 destroying or damaging 17 sup.' . f Gordn Zubrod. sden-of the cases, and half of the 'wnwifjipiwi iZr.lr . """Py.uenu live at least three ,,f, lid rh m,xh iTaxpavcrs Will tuie, said cancers which have a. recenOv ai four var on ! been halted temporarily are mi Von Brauii Predicts Soviet Moon Landing Next Summe r ply boats and two trucks. solid tumors, Hodgkin's disease. choriocarcinoma, Bnrkitt's rya- pnoma ana testicular tumors. He said those which don't re- wen to drug median survival rate of those was only one year to IS months. For cancer of the breast and treatment hn uut in tw. tn c WASHINGTON (AP) - Your next income tax forms may be in red, white and blue. ; The Internal Revenue Service said Thursday that more than 30 mulwo taxpayers will receive CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP)i Flight Center, directed develop-1 stopover in lunar orbit, which is Space expert Dr. Weraber n of the Saturn rockets. the American plan. von Braun predicted Thursday tie "w ai a ine &oviets cani They then could take off from that Russia soon may launch a&,i? l51l,Sl?.tl 0000 tnd n? direcUy k rocket more nowerful than wit?.?nm"n"ed $b?U aruX he saii Saturn 5 can Showers Forecast "Weather is a little bit of a question mark at the moment," as far as the launch is concerned, said Dr. Wernher von Braun, director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in HuntsvMle, Ala., which developed Saturn-Apollo rockets. "The predictions are good, but there will be some shower And should the shower situation indi cate that the wind prior to launch may increase, it ma become necessary for the crew to leave the spacecraft in which case we would scrub for 24 hours," he said. Subsystems Click Otherwise, "everything is right on the money and an tests of subsystems clicked off like a charm" in preparation for liftoff, the rocket expert said. "I found the crew in a highly confident frame of mind," said Von Braun. "Tbey are eager to go and are' happy to bear that all our systems are go both in the launch vehicle and spacecraft." Packing an American flag Inside their cone-shaped spaceship, the Apollo 7 pilots are to speed into earth orbit aboard a thundering 224-foot-taU Saturn IB rocket. The $145 million, 163-orb mission wil! answer two questions: Has the nation recovered from the Apollo 1 tragedy, which killed three astronauts and grounded ail manned space flights for 20 months? Can Apollo spaceships safely fly men to the moon? If the mission goes the full 4'-million miles. Navy Capt Schirra, Air Force MaJ. Eisele and civilian astronaut Cunningham wili have logged a combined total of 780 man hours in space compared to only (34 man hours accumulated by all Soviet cosmonauts to date. Success also could clear the way for the next astronaut (See APOLLtf Puge HA) America's Saturn S and that as the United Stales did with Sa turn S, they could send men on a ... iuiia uuuuux a , distinction between languages.' !4.,? r ...Mr.. Ava Nentea insisting 'V , u mo per cent of the cases; for lung r, tiZZ ll . orbit about tbe moon Tin she deserves no special honors . ' for future control Sneer, less than one per cent, ,0 Krt,fr r as an early bird shopper.. . soHd tumors such aiitbe .dentist, said. Z , " "P1 set If It wffl- Henry Goldma. commenting on ctrt of the breast, lungs, co-; Asked what makes the can-! M? tnem make fewer errors. I ApoUo 7 will use a sm apkmntsight.31n.Rfckar4;'PTOUWaMkWDCy- leers run out of control and; Red lettering will be used In CeUea catching a spelling error.! xucs now under way on the cause death after having been places bere most of the mis- llJLi, the moon with tbe use k to land men on the tnwm rocket Dewaununer That, be said. COtM occur ear- ine aauirn is ine 3b-siory-'y next year, tall rocket which will hoist VS. Von Braun said that If the astronauts w tne moon, nopetul- Russian rocket can send be-l 7 b year, if the three-man ; twees 130,000 to 150,000 pounds Apollo 7 crew, scheduled for to the moon, cosmonauts could launching Friday, has a sue fly , spaceship directly from cessful mission, a Saturn S may the earth to the moon without a burl tbe Apollo 8 crew into an Decern- Joe Mllaai Jr. matins sood solid, unresponsive tumors will use of Post Office equiproent.uk l lee Ave years to pro- , Joha Ham mack exceedinglyia" n7 rwuiis, z.uDroa saia, proud of his new son . . . Ira because these cancers grow Sklar giving up a prlied 'lowly-possession. . JIari Armstrong! At a briefing for reporters, offering an opinion on how we Zubrod said research Is Droduc- snouia go aooui ireeing the inf steady advances, but there, cirmmgnam, Aia., saia maiiMi,j Commissioner Sheldon S. crew of the U.S.S. Pueblo. Jhave been no breakthroughs.' (flee CANCER, Page HA) Cohen. controlled by drugs for some, takes are made. Tbe rest of tbe time, zubrod said "I don't think; lonns mo wtu tie primed in we know." (blue ink on the usual white pa- Dr. Howard E. Skfppcr, vlce'per. president and director of tbe; , "if chive that trm rat Kettering-Meyer Laboratories Just a fracUon of 1 per cent it of Southern Research Institute' moan. trmenAm. smaller Sa turn IB rocket Asked about reports the Rus sians are building a bigger, rocket, Von Braun said: "To the best of our knowl edge, the big Russian booster has not flown yet, not even un-jchatnjun. send 101,000 pounds to the moon. He also mentioned tbe possibility the Russians could launch an unmanned ship to a soft-landing on - tbe moon, then launch the cosmonaut crew. which would use the first ship to return to earth. Von Braun said that if the Soviets don't have any development problems, they could possibly land mei on the moon next summer about the time a per fect Apollo program would send .U.S. astronauts there, f Other U.S. experts said that i Von Braun mieht be somewhat All Victoria County United optimistic about Soviet possibili-Fund divisions will r e port, ties. Tbey noted that if tbe Sa-Friday noon at Totah's Motel jtimhrtic about Soviet possibili-Restuarant, according to Otto turn S launches men in Decern- Schaenemann, campaign ber as planned, that wili be 13 UF (iroiij)s Set Report Meeting manneo. mil i wouidn t be surprised to see it go off any day." Von Braun, director of the spaca agency's Marshall Space months after hi first test flight. The campaign reached $87,1441 Tbey feel the Russians probably Wednesday, or CIS per cent of. couldn't do it any sooner after ito $139,330 goal for 17 desenring'tbe first test launch of a big agencies. - jboonter. When You Givr The United Wav you give to Victoria Teen-Age llafteliall League Participation ia Vie- twrta Trvn-Af Ban nil Irachn jronns mrn food portuman. (hip. aivtns tham haslthjr. actlv outtet fur thttr tnarflta throtish empttv participation In America ' avortta paittm. Fund Needs: $1,000 . 2 You Kelp More JheUnilcdWay Ml 4!V l 1 1,

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