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Kennedy Flame Stili Burns
Most Important Factor
In 1964 Elections
Bv JACK HOWERTON, Record Publisher
Few people realized when Lee Harvey Oswald fired
the fatal shots that killed President John F. Kennedy
and seriously wounded Texas Governor John Connally
in Dallas, November 22, 1983 that this Communist in-
spired act would prove the decisive factor in the sweep-
ing Democrat victories in the 1664 elections.
No planned maneuver could have proved more
beneficial to the Democrats than the Kennedy assassi-
Oswald s shots completely reversed the trend of
politics In Texas. It halted the opposition to Kennedy
and t^e Kennedy program, which had been growing
day by day, and In turn substituted a feeling of deep
sorrow and regret In the minds and hearts of most
Texans who were chagrinned and horrified that such a
tragedy could happen within the borders of the Lone
As a direct result of Lee Harvey Oswald’s act and
the Kennedy Image he created, as we see it:
Lyndon Johnson was elected to a full term as Pre-
sident of the United States and won Texas by the great-
est majority he ever received in any of his many races
for public office.
John Connally won a second term as governor by
a margin more than ten times as great as he scored
over his Republican opponent in 1962.
Ralph Yarborough rode the Democratic band wagon
to re-election as U.S. senior Senator from Texas des-
pite his anti-Texas pro-labor voting record of the past j
Bruce Alger lost his seat In Congress from Republi-
can and Conservative but remorseful Dallas County to
Democrat Earl Cabell.
Republican Ed Foreman lost his bid for re-election
to Congress from the 16th Texas district to his demo-
Conservative U. S, Congressman Joe Kilgore of Mc-
CJeorge Washington said: “To
ho prepared for war is one of
the most effectual means of
(Tty* (torn Uternrd
*A Newspaper Reflects Its Community'
Cloudy to partly cloudy and
warm. Low about 70. High Fri-
day krv 80s for1 Cuero, Gon-
zales, Brenham. Cuero’* Wed-
nesday high. 83: low. 65.
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VOL. 70—NO. 309
CUERO, TEXAS 77954, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1964
8 PAGES - PRICE 5r
School Board To
Face Question On
Civil Rights Act
By ERNIE JE.VNES
: the superintendent said
, h e ; observers, for the defeat of the of a compliance pledge to any
Cuero Independent School D.s- would include it on the agenda. initial $725,000 bond issue refer-
tnet Board, already faced with
| the knotty problem of getting
favorable action from voters on
To Win Award
a school bond issue, will soon | ally will do,
fare the question of whether or j dent explained,
not to sign a pledge assuri n g
compliance with the Civil Rights j
Act as a criteria for continuing |
receipt of federal funds.
The U. S. Office of Education, j
; according to United Press Inter-1
national, is asking all school dis-
j tricts receiving federal aid mo- j
nev to sign pledges assuring ‘
: compliance with the act. ,
School Supt. Marvin Kirkman '
said today he had not received,
i any official request from the :
‘federal Office of Educations
of the School Boards meeting, enduni. was the plan whereby fUlUie'school bond referendi is
"Whatever the School Eoard j "forced integration" would have one ° ’he areas the School
wisnes to have done, we natur- • taken place through the closing
superinten- of Daule High school.
What repercussion from
One of the reasons given by I qualified voters to endorsement
Combining her interest in. award in the DoWitt County
working with animals with her '-H program this sear.
desire for a money making pro-’ W,1U •' a MJ‘>ilomwlc
, ... , (Cuero High Scliojl explained
in Janice Dnehr-1,, , , , .
the reason she selected the beef
Allen, who resigned to make the race for the U. S. Sen-jject resulted
ate against Ralph Yarborough, was pressured from doing,man 13 -vcar "M daughter of •• ;t ua.s a mone>
so by President Johnson, who in turn had been pres- j ^'tonir^^TeeJ■ 1 for aml
... .... .... lof Meyersville. winning a Beet,! liko ,Ul,.k u.;lh ,ny a!11n'„tis.
«ured by labor union bosses to keep their "yes man” on
All Republican representatives and senators in the
Texas Legislature lost their Jobs with the single ex-
ception of Frank Cahoon of Midland.
Here is the remainder of the Kennedy story leading
up to and immediately following the assassination and
Cuero's rainfall for 1B64 was, For rlic month ending today,
does come, however, I 3-36 inches greater than for 1963. i the total rainfall was 163 inch-
according to H. A. Taylor, of-; r. , A
_____December, 1963, had a total
ficial V. S. weatherman for the
He reported today the
rainfall of 2.69 inches.
Board will hav# to consider
prior to its action.
Supt. Kirkman said the local
school system receives federal
money in four of its programs.
In the Home Economics and
Vocational Agriculture pro -
gram*, Cuero Tndepende n t
School District receives feder-
al money for equipment and
travel expenses for the teach-
Another program is the iuneh-
room activity' where the schcx-«!
is supplied 5 cents per Class A
Final federal program from
which the local school obtains
funds is the National Defense
1964; The hottest day for December. Education Act of 1958. This
Also I left it would improve my
lability to lake on respon.sibilj-
While Janice could n<>; aceur-
_ atclj e.-timate ilte time she'
rmm I r$nnn spout on he- txvf project. she
I I I I >#UI IUU j said that shortly before a show
much more time is s;>cnt than;
l.EOPCIJDVIIJ.E. The Congo j when the steer is first obtained.1
• I’PIi - White-led troops <->n- j She has raised a calf each of
our view of how the administration made political capl-' ducR“d nvipping-up Ofierat ions' the throe years she has been a last hours of 1964 today
... this nn fort nnntA -vent today after rescuing white member of the Meyersville 4-H i made ready, to welcome
• ’ j captives in two northeastern i Club and ha- submitted records i Now Year with accustomed re-
, „ . , . . . jungle towns from die Commit-1 on each of them isoK,' and revplrv
When President Kennedy and Vice-President John-;K j.,niee -,id — —■- '
I nlted Press International
Americans counted out
, rainfall amounted to 74.80 inch- was tiie 26th when the thcrom-
l« as compared to 21.24 inches eter hit 88. This was above last
for 1963. i year’s December high which
Wettest month was August; was reached on the 27th when
, when 5.77 inches of rain fell on , 75 was recorded.
! the area while the driest was I Coldest day for December
! October when less than one ! was on the 15th when tire tern-
inch-.49 of nn inch -fell. j perature dropped to 26. Last
July 26 w as the hottest day of. year the coldest day in Deeem-
the year when the mercury i her was the 24th with a 21 re-
climbed to a miserable 105 de- corded.
1 grees. Coldest day of the year j Average high for December
(was January 14 when the mer- 1964. was 66.2 degrees as com-
thejeury dropped to 15. 'pared to 59.1 degrees for De-
and; Member rainfall wa« slight- j cember. 1963. Average low for
My below the same period last j December, 1964, was 42 as corn-
'll year, Taylor's records showed.' pared to a 34 for December, '63.
i nist-supported rebel.-. Janice said her difficulties with a kiss in the dark at
.sou visited Texas and Dallas In November 1963 With A government column reach-| were similar to anyone working1 Maxim's de Paris in Chieagoj
Senator Yarborough tagging along, it was for the ex-Jed Mungbere Wednesday and ■ "d,h hhe sad t.am- * ancf ti^e ringing of half a thou-1
pressed purpose of helping to reunite feuding party 1 ^ "hi,os who had '^n ■an<ik'adi”f :h<* ‘ f. j sand twis at Carterville, 111,, at J
* ^ 'dragged away from Wamba ov- dl' f !v problem? that had to a dozen football bowl game cit-
factions and to help restore Democratic prestige which ,.r tilf, weekend by the rebels overcome followed h> learn?;jes and a million and one par-
was at a new low level in the Lone star state. Kennedy, i Wednesday night. 112 white 1 in- ,0 do the work of earing for tjes. the nation bade farewell to
with Johnson’s help, had barely carried Texas over I ?eru«M's fi(,'v into LeoMdville j ra'f ■ . 1964-ttoe year of the passing of
... ..... . ,. , from Wamba. where they wore -hina-e -ad that -he vvotked <3t>n, Douglas MacArthur and
Richard Nixon in 1960 and conservative Texas Demo-1 recaptured from the rebels with the ea!f to tame him and -former President Herbert C.
fiats were becoming more and more resentful of Keil- i Tuesday by a fighter-supported with the aid m a -v-:i m ‘•he Hoover, of Don Schollander's
iiedy’s idealistic and socialistic program. The conser- c^mn ,rd b> 24 uhi,° soldic,'s ',''r foUP Olympic gold medals and
I of fortune. viais. -he ua- a.tli to .,01 qK, Alaska earthquake.
votive City of Dallas was the focal point of outspoken; The refugee.- mostly Greek. Malk d<1 ,h(' Ceding and site' Celebrants dusted off paper is expected to be wrapped spend most of texlay working on
opposition to Kennedy and his planned social economy ! said the rebels massacred 3(11 keot the Ixxiks on the ste." ] hats, horns and unkept resolu- completely in a week or 10
and for defense of the rights of the states and of the In- 1 ,>ersons- includinK 7 B-'lsian J D^hrman hopes <0 ma- ti,,ns and got ready to jam d^s- | he will deliver to Congress and
, I priests-, when they heard on -,01 1,1 s,'c,‘d work when she Times Square in New York and ^)c week-to- 10-days will car- naqon Mond.lv at 8 n m
dividual as guaranteed under the constitution. j Nov. X that Belgian paratn,o;> J ^ to college ns .1 think it j tho traditional party at the in- ~ v “ ”” ' ’ P
, ers had landed in Stanleyville j *So,‘ PRtK'KAM. Page S) , t< rsection of State and Ran-
program covers five field* -
science, math, guidance. Eng-
lish and social studies. The
sciiool system is reimbursed 50
per cent for supplies and equip-
U.P.I. reported tl* new law
which seeks to end discrimina-
tion because of race, color or
creed also carries a provision
providing for the pledges that
must be signed and sent back
to the government within 66
days. A spokesman for the edu-
cation office said the pledges
constitute notice of intent to
comply with the law and do not
necessarily mean that the sig-
1 nor already has complied.
All federal agencies are re-
i quired to send out the pledges,
' but each is free to draw up it*
own with Justice Depart m e n ♦
1 advice, Besides the Office of
Education in the Department of
I Health. F^lucation and Welfare,
the Departments of Interior.
. i Agriculture. Libor, the General
JOHNSON QH’ (UPD j budget to the House and Senate j Services Administration, the
bud-I after Jan. 19. the present time ! Housing and Home Finanr*
Agency and the National Sci-
Johnson s Budget
About 90% Complete
get for tiie next fiscal year is j limit.
alXHit 90 per cent complete and Reedy
.-aid Johnson would
Lee Oswald's fatal shots changed all of this. Within to rescue white prisoners there. :__
the matter of a few hours the Kennedy image was I’D"’ fi1'--' to die was Belgian-
changed from that of an Impractical idealistic Intel- Ilx™ “X nta'S,- ReCOrd Closed
iectual to that of an international martyr. The slaying iney. the last American known
of a Dallas policeman as he attempted to arrest Oswald Itl) he held by the rebels, was
Year s deadline which budget' sc~hcduied.
dolph in Chicago, in a gala wel- officials had hoped tliev could |
c< ine to the babe of 1965. j meet for sending the bulky doe-
The National Safety Council j ument to the printers. Johnson i
predicted 300 to 360 ' persons | therefore is likely to ask Con- - ’
provided more copy and color for the Kennedy story.
killed Dee. 15 along with a Brit-
New Year's Day
send his new
The Dallas newspapers, fearful that thelit editor-
ials opposing the Kennedy plan for socializing America 1 earlier this ‘month,
might have been responsible for the unfortunate tra-
gedy, and fearful for the good name of the city of Dal-
las, assumed the lead in eulogizing the slain president.
A feeling of sympathy and remorse spread throughout
the. city, the state and the nation.
would die in traffic accidents j Kress to fet him
during the three - day, 78 - hour : — ..........
holiday period, beginning at 6
ish protestant missionary, the' Members of Tin* Cuero Re- p.m. local time today and end-
survivors- said. , cord will have New Year’s Day ing Sunday at midnight. The
Four Europeans were killed , aw ay from their appoint c d record toll was .374 in 1959. The
three a! | rounds as the holiday is eb.-er- normal death rate for such R|
Meiljo and one at the mission j veil. period is alxmt 30d.
Station of I bam hi the survivors However, the nil ice wMi t»'o|l-| The . ost of a New Year’s By ERMfc JENNES
sa*d. ion on Saturdav and the regular evening of gaily ranged front! Managing Editor
At least 195 white men and Sundn.v is-u
women have been murdered in______________few beers, not counting the fee
| the Congo since mid-Novemlx-r. 1 '-Myfr. ."#-1 • <4 the babysitter
ence Foundation have received
White House approval for their
plans to implement compliance
with the law.
For the South, the pledge*
represent the stark reality of
the civil rights law because if
Wednesday, Johnson met at' ^fTegation continues, many of
; the ranch with Chairman Glenn I ! ie Soudlf’rn *,ates vband to
•f the Atomic En-i ^ co"sld,'rab'P niono>-
r ■ K.'inn-’i, hemg given under various fed-
orgy ComiuLssian: seienee ad-
visor Donald 8. Homig; budget
Bureau Director Kermit Gor-
don. and George C. McGhee,
U. S. ambassador to West Ger-
Tiie President also made pub-
lic New Year's messages h e
had sent to Soviet Premier
■ Aleksei N. Kosygin and Presi-
1 dent Anastas Mikoyan u.rg i n g
eral education aid programs.
Major types of federal educa-
tion aid that could be curtailed
include funds for treas which
must provide for large num-
bers of government personnel
for vocational education and for
national defense education act
'*■ ^ W Yl-IAP. S HVE! An........ ...... ^
roiling vear bring all the ! in disarmament and
happiest of events in your life | nuclear weapons control in 1965. j LOMPOC. Calif,
Less than 48 hours later another connected tragedy-
added to the bad name of Dallas. Lee Harvey Oswald ;
was shot and killed by Jack Ruby in a Dallas police sta- !
tion in full view of a grinding TV camera.
For three consecutive days the nation’s newspapers
eulogized the martryed president. Radio and television
networks ran continuous Kennedy programs excluding
other programs and broadcasts.
Teacher Pay Increase
and the lives of your loved ones, j "'Hie year just ending h a s
—— j produced significant aeoomplUh-
IS.VT IT FUNNY Ikw so many j in *ome nrr^ n( endeav-
’.vomen will spend umpteen1 or- Johnson said. "But major
hours at tiie hair-dresser, and at i biteinational problems are unre-
solved and the most urgent
lxvrne primping for the New
Jackie Kennedy with the aid of President Johnson
staged the greatest funeral parade in the nation’s his-
tory and every foot of it was televised to further im-
press the nation's audiences. The eternal flame was
lighted, names of Cape Canaveral, the International air-
port, the Philadelphia Municipal atadlum were changed
and new projects started all to keep the Kennedy image
bright and before the American people.
It worked and the Democrats scored their greatest
political victory in history In November.
We regret that President Kennedy was shot. We are
glad that he is no longer president. We would have much
preferred to have eliminated him at the ballot box
where some of his Ideals would have gone out with him
rather than to have them perpetuated by the political
opportunist Lyndon Johnson
I (Editor’s Note : Texas teach-. spondod favor a raise for pub-1 Austin. and Sen. Franklin
ers want a raise and it may lie school teac hers across Tex-j Spears of San Antonio,
surprise them to learn that they | as | Others have reservations. An
have the. support of most of the | But how much? To whom?! El Paso representative indicat-
59th legislature. UPI Texas ( Where will the money come i ed supjiort "only for those who
UPI Texas eapitol corresjxin- j from'/ These are the questions1 merit an increase, for those
rlent William Hamilton talks j that gnaw on the budget-minded ' who are educated in the basic
about raises for teachers i tj scion--. (subjects, not for the illiterate or
this, the fourth of five dis-
patches on the new legisla-
Bv WILLIAM HAMILTON
AUSTIN lUPIt —Texas teaeh-
Year’s Eve event and then go
out and get skunk-drunk and
look Ike a sloppy mess lie fore
(the fun has fully begun?
PLEASE DRIVE CAREFUL. !
We have only a select group of
readers of this column and,
frankly, we can’t afford to lose i
any of you. )
NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS'
Cagianut was anything but hap-
py with the holiday greeting h*
got from an anonymous person.
Cagianut complained to polio*
that someone scratched "Merry
Christmas and a Happy New
Year" on hi* automobile while
business for all of us remains
strengthening the foundation of j it was parked outside a bowling
world peace." I alley.
Tiie Texas State Teachers As- semi-literate education majors.”! MAYOR BILL NAMI — Big-
sociation -TSTAI is lotibying for' Reps. Henry Fletcher of Lock-lS?«r and greater City projects to
“$-45 in ’6j5." a 545 per month ' hart and Paul Floyd of
pay increase across the board J ton both want a raise ^ ___
to raise state minimum salaries enough "to put Texas, above the 1 — More and greater 'de-
Hous- j WOI’k on.
larg*'! CITY MANAGER BILL Har-
for all teachers in public grade I national average,
ers, fighting hard for a pay! schools. That would take more than
raise, might be surprised to find Some suixport the plan whole-1 the TSTA proposal, according to I
they’ve won overwhelming sup- heartedly, among them Mate i their figures. The national aver- ’
port. j Reps. Travis A. Peeler of wor-1 aye is $5,735. th* teacher* group
A United Press International j pus Christ!, /David Rainer of j claims, while Texas
to complete in
survey among members of the
59th Legislature shows more
than 95 per cent of the House
and Senate members who re-
Fryan, John Ruv Harrison o f! average $5,300.
Houston. Jake Johnson of Hous-j Rep. Nelson Cowles of Halls-
ton, Howard Green of Fort | vilie favors "a reasonable film
Worth and Bob Armstrong of1 (See LKGIftLATORS, Fa** «)
MARVIN KIRKMAN, school
superintendent — Greater
teachers ,cll<x>ls in l>,e Cuero. Indepen-
dent School District
2 Murderers Given
99 Years in Prison;
Appeals Are Noted
TO EVERYONE IN our coun-
ty — More support of DeWitt
(See TOWN TALK, Pa*e •)
Two men found futlty of mur-
der in a 24th District Court
trial here last month were for-
mally sentenced to 99 years in
the penitentiary on Wednesday.
Their attorney appealed the
Felix Salazar, 22. of Cuero,
and Jesus Torres, 50, of Con-
nate, were found guilty Nov.
H of murdering P*te Rosales,
33, rt Cheapeide July 20, 19(3, at
a Westhoff tavern.
Judge Joe E. Kelly at Victoria
passed formal sentence to die
prison term set by the jury in
finding the two men guilty.
, Arthur L. Lapham of Victor
ia, representing the defendants,
appealed to the Court at Crim-
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