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   Advocate (Newspaper) - February 1, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 267 TELEPHONE HI 1-1451 VICTORIA, TEXAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1964 Established 1BI6 BOOKMOBILE DENIED 12 Cents Local Library Facilities Ruled Horse-and-Buggy I State Awaits Final Rush In Politics By ROY GIUMES Advocate Sfnff Writer Vlclorin Counly got the won] from an aulhoritnlive source Friday Ui.it it is not yet ready for one of (tie Texas Slate Li- brary's book Us li- brary facilities are strictly horse-and-huggy even while the age of gasoline fades into the oncoming of the jet age. Charles Gholz, a field sullant for the Texas State Li- brary, tempered the harsh a condition approaching hope- lessness for a community of this size and resources. The present library facilities, he said, are not sufficient even to consider the acquisition of one of the stale library's bookmo- biles. Gholz has been in charge of a, two-day demonstration of one of the bookmobiles, which was carried out on a schedule cover- ing both the city and rural areas of the county. sound of these words at a meel-i The meeting Friday was ing in the Victoria Bank and..... Trust Co. auditorium with what was obviously an earnest desire lo offer helpful suggestions and constructive advice. But what he told the meeting of interested patrons and groups supporting the Victoria Bronte Public Library left no doubt that in his professional view the library actually offers next to nothing. The Victoria Bronte Public Library currently lists some books on its shelves, the field consultant reported, hut it was doubtful if even ol these would be of much salvage value for the needs of a modern library. From a professional view- point, he said, the library build- ing at Moody and Commercial is wholly inadequate, not having been built as a library in the called to consider the possibili- firsfplace. At the same lime, he _ ties of a longer demonstration praised the public-spirited at- nnl-inH Kill flhnl? V :_lln rOfl tt Orln IO period, but Gholz said there was no point even in discussing it, It would be a complete re- Filing Deadline Due Monday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Some of Texas' top political figures sent out invitations Fri- day for weekend political com- ing-out parties. U.S. Sen. Ralph Yarborough, D-Tcx., recognized leader of the 'liberal Democratic faction in the slate, called a news confer- ence in Austin for 1 p.m. Satur- day, obviously to announce for re-election. U.S. Rep. Jim Wright, D-Tex., news conference reveal whether Sewer Rule Proposed In Local Subdivisions m j ir i1" I'un >i ui in 1 w Mc9an ln, he will seek re-election or chal- providing the building free, of charge, in taking care of its lenge Yarborough in the Dem- ocratic senatorial contest. Some i. i I auimiui mi auiiic versal of a logical approach to: maintenance, paying the utilities sources predicted lie will pass tin! main problem, he and making other contrib.i-up the Senate race until tli out, to start a bookmobile on aj lions. I when he can tackle U.S. Sen. ty lo stir up interest in what a present library facilities are in library has lo offer when the regular schedule over the coun-i "But it is said John Tower, R-Tex. Gov. John, o i 'to call on a single (Sec LIBRARY, Milam Won't Ask Board Re-Election lly I'AT W1TTK Advocate Staff Wriler Joe B. Milam, a trustee of the Victoria Independent School District for the past nine years, Friday said he would not seek Grady Yarbrough re-eleclion. Trustees and C. Al. Ferguson, whose places on the school board will also be at slake in the April 4 election, declined to say if they would run again. "I'm not ready to say any- thing right Ferguson said, "but I will reach a deci- :'i'm not Y a r- brough said, "in trying to press something that has this degree of controversy. I'm convinced in my own mind that it needs to be done some day, but 'when' is the big question. And I don't know if I'm in a position lo say. 'when'." "There's not a very good rea- son for having an issue over the he said. "This is a very minor item in the over- all duties of a school board member. Our primary objeclive sion soon. Yarbrongh had only n "no comment." It was felt in some quarters, however, that both will decide to run again. Thomas J. Tight, of the pe- troleum consulting firm of Tighe Wcathcrly, .said Friday that he would enter the race. He said he would file for Milam's post on the board. i Deadline for filing with VISDj Business Manager Roy Green-j wood is March 5. Milam has 'ol occupied Place 5 on the school board during his term of office, is to provide the best education (See MILAM, Page D) Pay Poll Tax Poll tax payments totaled late Friday, but re- ceipts issued by special deputies, plus exemption re- ceipts, arc expected lo push the total higher. Exemptions totaled Friday night. County Tax- Assessor Collector II. Camp- hell Doilsim estimated that poll lax receipts Issued by special deputies will (op In 1960. the last presiden- tial election year, the coun- ty issued poll tax re- ceipts, and exemption cer- tificates lo over-age voters, first voters, and others ex- empted from payment of the lax within the city in- creased the total to Mothers Collect in March Marching Mothers'collected Friday night the March of Dimes, despite mud and a sizeable number of barking dogs. Smith School led collection areas, with 45. while Yarbrough and Ferguson [Members of elementary school PTA groups and mem- hold down posilions C and 7, ,he club o{ victoria conducted the drive specti Belli Yattjfoug'i and son, along wilh Milam a n d I Trustee Conde Anderson, been active supporters of Ihe proposed football stadium near! Victoria High School, and havej been instrumental in ihe hoard's' purchase of a 46-acre I r a c I near the high school lo be used for that purpose. But the board's public- Connally also is considered a 
                            

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