The Eagle from Bryan, Texas on August 7, 1963 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Eagle from Bryan, Texas · Page 1

Publication:
Location:
Bryan, Texas
Issue Date:
Wednesday, August 7, 1963
Page:
Page 1
Start Free Trial
Cancel

Connie Mack Baseball Tourney Starts Tonights Circulation * » Audited and Guaranteed VcoTo' T he B ryan D aily E agll See Sports On Page 7 HOME K¿}' OF TEXAS ■m 88th year Serving Bryan • College Station and the Brazos Valley Since 1876 A&M COLLEGE VOL. 88 — No. 30 AP MCA Ntwi Servie* BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION. TEXAS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1963 TEN PAGES PRICE » CENTS Haitian Invaders To Slice Island in ying Half turns strolled the streets as usual. The Haitian government radio warned Americans to pull out of the war zone, but the approximately 20 American families on sisal plantations near Phaeton were believed in no immediate danger. Reports reaching the U. S. State Department said the Americans did not pull out. Glion Curtis Jr., U. S. charge d'affaires in Port au Prince, adivsed the State Department he contacted the families and "they seem to be experiencing no problem as the result of any military operations ¡n the vicinity.” \\ 'KATH*: 1« It looks as we're on our way to another "long, hot summer." Yesterday's 102 is the high for the year, but below last year's 107 on Aug. 10. If the heat keeps up the board of health might start issuing salt tablets and surplus desert warfare survival handouts. A year ago today the high was 103. The forecast calls for continued hot weather through Thursday w th a possible repeat of 102 with possible evening thundershowers. At noon today the thermometer climbed to 97. TAX EQUALIZATION SESSION The hoard of tax equalization listens intently as a taxpayer discusses his tax problem revolving around City of Bryan taxes. At mid-morning today, 243 persons had registered to appear before the board. From left to right are James R. Bradley (back to camera), Jack Zubik, Roland Dansby, Travis Nelson, assistant Buddy Guinn, and Jack Conlee. The Bryan City Commission is sitting as the board of equalization for the first time in recent ysars. (Eagle Photo by Gene Dennis) Georgia ’Bama By DON McKEE ATLANTA UFl — Georgia foot-! ball Coach Johnny Griffith has ; testified he believed last fall that someone fed information | on his team to rival Alabama before their 1962 game. Griffith’s testimony came J Tuesday in the federal court j trial of a $10-million libel suit j by Wally Butts former Georgia j athletic director against Curtis Publishing Co. THE SUIT resulted from an j article in the Saturday Even- j ing Post, published by Curtis,! which charged the Alabama-) Georgia game was rigged by j Butts and Coach Paul (Bear) | Bryant of Alabama. Coach Says Was ‘Tipped’ ! would be helpful if an opponent j formation to Alabama but that knew no other formations would be used. On cross - examination Griffith said, however, the formations themselves were nothing new and were employed by Alabama and nearly or all other Southeastern Conference teams. The coach said he believed somebody had been giving in- he never said “we had no idea it was Wally Butts”—as he was quoted by the Post. Griffith said Butts gave him his first Georgia coaching job j and helped him financially. He said Butts loaned him money and signed bank notes for him, j Griffith said he still owed j Butts $350. By BERNARD DIEDERICH SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic UP) — Gen. Leon Cantave was reported leading his Haitian rebel invaders in a southwest thrust beyond Cap Haitien today, apparently trying to cut off the north coast and northwest part of the Negro republic. President 'Francois Duvalier airlifted at least 150 soldiers from Port au Prince over the rebel lines to the vicinity of Cap Haitien, Associated Press correspondent Robert Berrellez reported from the Haitian capital. The approximately 500 invaders, their ranks, reportedly swelled by Haitian army deserters, were said to be advancing in two columns after apparently deciding against s t o r m i n g Cap Haitien, 90 miles north of Port au Prince. In Washington, the Council of the Organization of American States Tuesday ordered its special committee on the earlier Dominican - Haitian dispute to investigate Haiti’s new charges that the invaders came from the Dominican Republic. The nations share the island of Hispaniola. Arturo Calventi, Dominican ambassador to the OAS, told the council that Haitian charges w^re unfounded. Griffith, followed to the stand today by tw*o of his assistant coaches, read notes which an insurance salesman said he took while listening to a Butts-Bryant telephone conversation nine days before the game. Armed Forces Pay Hike Sweeps Through Senate The salesman, George P. Burnett, said he was accidentally cut into the call and heard Butts giving data to Bryant. Griffith testified the notes contained the only two playing formations used by his squad in the Alabama game. GRIFFITH opinion that WASHINGTON W —The Senate has approved unanimously a pay raise for practically everyone in the armed forces except recruits, apprentice seamen and privates with less than two years service. The measure, which would increase military payrolls more than $1.2 billion a year, goes to the House, which has passed a similar but slightly less generous bill. Usually a Senate - House conference committee W'orks out | differences between similar it was his I bills. But Sen. Howard W. Cannon, D-Nev., who steered the SAID the information pay raise through the Senate Tuesday by an 84-0 vote, said he hopes a conference will not be necessary this time and that the House will accept the Senate bill. THE DECISION on what the j House will do probably rests with Rep. Carl Vinson, D-Ga„ j chairman of the House Armed j Services Committee, who rules j with a firm hand. The Senate and House bills j w?ould provide increases to most j active duty personnel to reservists and National Guards- i men and to those drawing mili- j lary retirement pay. The Senate version would cost $1,227,330.000 a year, about $5 j million more than that of the House. The increases—the first since j 1958 — would begin Oct. 1 under the Senate bill. Under the Senate bill, enlisted men would get boosts of $ d to $120 monthly. Raises for of-: ficers would range from $00 to ; j $120 monthly, j THE SENATE and House bills would provide similar in- j creases for the U. S Coast j | Guard, Coast and Geodetic Sur- j vey and Public Health Service, which base their pay on milita -1 ry schedules. This would oost the taxpayers an additional $30,084.000 annually. Both would provide the largest dollar and percentage raises for lieutenants, captains, majors and lieutenant colonels among officers and corporals, sergeants and other skilled technicians in the enlisted grades. But the Senate bill would apply some of these boosts to young officers and noncoms with less than two years service and give them larger increases at times in their careers when they face th« decision of re-enlisting or returning to civilian life. THE HOUSE version would limit pay increases to active per(See PAY HIKE Page 10) hefaels wite Keeping Tab On Fighting C V NEW YORK (fl — Mrs. I^on Cantave, w'ife of the Haitian rebel general, says the invasion | of their homeland must be very j important to him—he started it j on their 13th wedding anniver- j sary. Her husband, exiled former | chief-of-staff of the Haitain armed forces, led invaders ashore on Monday north of Port au Prince, capital of Haiti and stronghold of dictator Francois Duvalier. NEVER MORE than a few feet from a short - wave radio, Renee Cantave listened for news of the fighting Tuesday night while talking to a reporter in her Manhattan apartment. Speaking in eloquent French, Mrs. Cantave denounced Duvalier as a “blood-thirsty killer.” “We will win. I know we shall.” she said. “I hope all democratic countries will give my husband aid in his attempt to restore freedom and democratic government to my country,” she said. “This has been foremost in his mind since we were exiled six years ago. SHE SAID when her husband j left here last week he told her only “Pray for us and be strong j because I live with a firm conviction that we will win.” Mrs. Cantave said she and ! the 52-year - old general were | married in Port au Prince and j she still has brothers and sisters I | there. i She declined to say whether I he had received support or the promise of support from per- j sons in the United States, j She did say Cantave had j ¡been joined by former officers and men who served under him 1 I in Haiti. Mrs. Cantave told of a life of | fear in Haiti. "WE ALWAYS watch the I door, the window and never I fail to look around us when we | are talking to each other or to j strangers,” she said. “We never Iknew who would betray us to j 79,153 the Ton ton Macoute Duvalier terrorists.” VICTIM OF AMBUSH A Vietnamese marine, badly wounded in an ambush in a sugar cane field by Viet Cong Communist guerrillas, is held bv a fellow marine as his face expresses the agony of his injuries. The marine platoon, searching out guerrillas in the cane fields at Due Hoa, was caught in the withering fire of automatic weapons Of the platoon, one was killed and four were severely wounded. (AP Wirephoto) rorHTH THY Johnson Holds Lead In Mississippi Voting JACKSON, Miss. W — Former Governor J. P. Coleman and Lt. Gov. Paul Johnson braced today for a runoff campaign to see which will be the Democratic nominee for governor. Mounting unofficial returns from Tuesday’s Democratic primary apparently made them the top two men in a four man race. With 1,453 of 1,882 precincts reported, Johnson had 110,987 votes to Coleman’s 94,960. THE NUMBER three man in the race, Charles Sullivan, had Robert Mason of Magee, a 65-year-old welder who runs for fun had 1,704. Name Switch for A & M On Aug. 23 Is 6 Routine 9 The runoff election will be held Aug. 29. Under the state's primary system, a runoff matching the two top men is held whenever no one in a race can muster a majority. A 30-year-old Negro student at the University of Mississippi, James 11 Meredith, figured large in the campaign. Johnson once barred Meredith from entering Ole Miss a few days before the desegregation crisis at the school that flamed into a campus riot last Sept. ;i0 MEREDITH ALSO figured in the hot race for state attorney general. Joe Patterson, bidding for re-election, apparently won over charges that he didn’t try nough to keep Meredith a-as a two-man race with rson opposed by State Sen. McLauren, who was Gov ■i Barnett’s spokesman at during the Ole Miss up- REMAINS FREE Grover Jones, 54, accused in a 1944 Tennessee traffic death, talks to his former wife, Dessie Jones, during an extradition hearing here today. Jones was arrested here last month after an 18-year search by the victim’s son, Welby Lee of Tompkinsville, Ky. The hearing was postponed indefinitely after only preliminary legal jousting. (AP Wirephoto) SON IS BORN TO KENNEDYS OTIS AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. \JP> — Mrs. John F. Kennedy, wife of the President, gave birth to their third child — a son — today at the base hospital. The White House spokesman said the cond tion of the child born five and a half weeks prematurely and that the condition of Mrs. Kennedy was good. The child was placed in an oxygen tent. Conventional, FHA and Title 1 loans at Bryan Building and Loan Association. —(Adv.) By BRITT MARTIN Eagle City Editor They’re putting up a new shingle Aug. 23 at Texas A&M, but school officials are far from getting worked up about it. “Routine,” was the comment of Dr. W. J. Graff, dean of instruction at A&M. Dean Graff was referring to the change in stature and in name from The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas to Texas A&M University. Changes have come thick and fast this year for A&M. Coeds were okayed for degrees. Integration took place quietly. Changes in the setup of the Corps of Cadets were made. And last, but far from least, the change from college to university status. “We have actually been a university for several years. Our operations won’t be changed at all. We realize there will be some things to come up within the next two or three months, but we have set no deadlines for making these changes. Our publications must be changed. We are changing titles on new publications to Texas A&M University. And we are inserting slips of paper in our old publications stating that A&M will become a university Aug, 23,” Dean Graff commented. Other changes in anticipation of the switchover to university standing are being made quietly. A large stone marker near East Gate on Highway 6 is undergoing a face - lifting. Letters of Texas A&M College have been removed. Similar lettering spelling university is to go up soon, but. whether or not the work will be completed by Aug. 23 is subject of conjecture. A few' days after A&M makes its change, one of the larger businesses in College Station, the College Station State Bank, wrill undergo a similar name change. Banking officials are hoping that the name of the bank can be changed to the University National Hank of College Station by Sept. 15 In the North Gate area, Shaffer’s Book Store became the first business establishment to get in step with the change. Owner Herbert Shaffer changed the name to University Book Store. Despite rumblings here and there, College Station City Manager Ran Boswell says there has been no talk of, nor does he anticipate, a move to change the name of the City of College Station to University Terminal. Further off-campus changes could come about There’s a housing development known as College Hills, a major thoroughfare tabbed College Avenue (also HW 6), College Fireproof Storage Company, College Hills Laundry and Cleaners and College Medical Center, to name a few. What’s in a name? Not too much, you say, but wait until you try to change it! hard out. It Patte John R o s times roar. The count., with 1,346 of 1.882 'precincts reporting, gave Patterson 147,226 and McLaurin 103,855. No runoff w.ll be required since it was a two-man campaign. In the lieutenant governor’s race. Carroll Gartin forged far in front. The number two spot was held by Evelyn Gandy with Troy Watkins third. Democrat.i? nominees will go on the general election ballot Nov. 5. Republican opposition, including gubernatorial candidate Rube! Phillips, may pose a threat for the first time since the turn of the century. A FLURRY of Negro “voters«-e VOTING Page 10) Stockholders Approve Ban Switch-Over ious I v ap- tion fctate a nation- meetmg lay night. meeting i member Stockholders unanin- proved th«1 College Sta Bank’s conversion into a I bank at a special held at the bunk Tuesc Presiding over the was Coulter Hoppess, i of the board of directors. The -stockholders present at the meeting authorized the board of directors to proceed W;th * very thing necessary to complete the conversion. It is estimated that the conversion will be completed oy September 15. University National Bank will be the new name of the bank. After all banking regulations have been complied with which usually takes a minimum of four weeks — Comptroller of the Currency James Saxon in Washington, D. C , will issue the board of directors a permit to begin operations as i bank under the nanv: National Bank of C tion. The board of directors first began consideration for .‘he change-over last J Jne i and filed a charter application June 22 with the Dallas chief bank examiner. A charter requesting the changeover was approved July 31. - i national University )liege Sta- BULLETIN PORT AU PRINCE. Haiti LW — Haitian troops have crushed a small force of rebel invaders on the North Coast, official sources said today. A formal announcement of the defeat of the insurgents was expected today. There were indicat ons from other sources that the invasion attempt had failed. Paul Verna, the invaders’ spokesman in Santo Domingo, said earlier an island off the Haitian coast was the staging site for the invasion. However, a number of the officers of the invasion force had been living in Santo Domingo. The Duvalier regime declared northeast Haiti — scene of the initial invasion Monday — a war zone and imposed a nighttime curfew on Cap Hai­ tien. Port au Prince, Duvalier's stronghold, did not reflect wTar tensions, Berrellez reported in a censored dispatch. He said bars and cafes were open and thousands of Hai-

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free