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   Advocate (Newspaper) - February 21, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 287 TELEPHONE HI S-1451 VICTORIA, TEXAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1964 Juror Chosen In Ruby Case DALLAS, Tex. (AP) A husky, well-educated electronics employe became Thursday the first juror chosen to try Jack Ruby for murder in the slaying of Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy. He Is Max E. Causey, 35, father of two boys, holder ot a masters degree in education with a Job In military elec- tronics In a Dallas aerospace plant. He has crew-cut, light brown -hair, a square face, and the hint of a double chin. A defense lawyer quoted Ruby as concurring in the selection of Causey by declaring, "He looks all right to me." Causey was sworn in on Ihe fourth day of the trial, during which the defense claimed court room security guards were in- terfering with Ruby's Irial and eavesdropping on his strategy consultations with his lawyers, first juror was accepted by bolh the state and the de- fense only afler 23 before him had been Five other prospecls were dis- qualified after Causey's selec- tion and the trial was recessed overnight with a sixth under examination. "I'm not anxious lo sil on tlie Causey assured the chief defense attorney, IMelvin Belli, Residents Greet LBJ To Mcel With Mexico drier PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) Johnson got a warm reception from residents of this desert spa Thursday night as he arrived for a series Adolfo Lopez Matcos of Mexico. Nearly a thousand persons crowded as close as they could to Ihe off-ramp of the presiden- tial plane. Many carried cam- eras and fathers hoisted young- sters to their shoulders as the plane taxied up to the airport (Sec JUliOR, Page 7) Engineer's Award Presented to Klotz By HENIIV WOLFF Jr. Advocate Staff Writer Bill Klotz was presented the Engineer of Ihe Year award of the Victoria Chapter, Texas So- ciety of Professional Engineers, at the chapter's Engineers' Week Banquet Thursday eve- ning at the Nayarro Restaurant. "The selection was based on outstanding service lo the com- munity and to the engineering president. Carl Tur- ner, who made the presenta- tion, said. "Bill Klolz has not only demonstrated exceptional capability in his chosen field of engineering, but has also per- formed outstanding service to his community." Klotz, who is well known in the seven-county area represent- ed by the chapter, is director and chief of the Victoria di- vision, Lockwood, Andrews and Ncwnam, Some 35 members of the so- ciety were present at the ban- quet, which had Dr. J. J. Mc- Ketta, dean of Die University! ri' H Established 1848 14 Cents GBRA Plans Scuttled By U.S. Rivers Report HILL, KLOTZ Planners Iriuii-fcye County of Texas College of Engineering as the guest speaker. Crilical Evaluation Dr. McKetta told Ihe nccrs (hat every profess should at limes make a ci cal evaluation of itself. "To earn respect, we must achieve it by he said.i "We must (ell our young men' that prestige is something you1 victoria Plannine I are in Ihe best position to1 6 advise fessioi Referrii the guesl many engineer as highly as a doctor reception area. Mexico Colors The airport itself was decked out in hundreds of pennants. They carried the colors emble- matic of white and well as the Ameri- can red, while and blue. There was a slight wind and Ihe comfortable 50 out every- thing from mink coals to den- ims and sweaters among the spectators. Some of the men wore the typically Texan LBJ hats. Loud Cheers There was a ripple of ap- plause and then scattered loud cheers as the President, who had napped about half the four and one-half hour flight, ap- peared in the door of the big Air Force jet. Well-wishers were lined up (our and five deep at the close vantage, points. The President soon was hand- shaking his way along a nearby fence. While this was going on Mrs. Johnson was taken to a waiting black limousine and a small cheering section began chant- ing: "We want Ladybird. Hay, Ladybird." j Ladybird Shakes Hands I Applause followed. She then left the car and, to loud cheers, followed her husband's hand- shaking example. Johnson and his wife left the airport about 25 minutes after ilheir arrival. Johnson's summit session (with Lopez Matcos shapes up as one with a minimum of prob- lems and a maximum of amity. Even though Mexico main- tains diplomatic ties with Cuba and is the only Latin-American jiiation permitting scheduled! fifghts to Havana, U.S.j relations with Mexico are bet-l Top Priorit Assined to Ditch STORAGE DAM niGHT VP TO THE BACK DOOR It was time for alarm Thursday all up and down the Guada- lupe Valley, and notably around Victoria, with the disclosure of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's grandiose "Texas Basins Project." This Billion scheme proposes a "grand canal" lo carry water 418 miles from the Sabine River to the Lower Rio 'Grande Valley, all the way across coastal Texas, and in effect would do away with all local control of water resources as far as coastal areas are con- cerned. An integral part of this vast system, as shown above, would be a confluence dam and reser- voir on'the Guadalupe River below Victoria, with the reservoir to cover acres of prime agri- cultural and industrial land and stretch nearly to the city limits of Victoria. Another arm of. the con- fluence structure would be across the San Antonio River where it joins the Guadalupe. With this type of development right along the coast, it was hinted, a large part of the upper Guadalupe Valley's water resources could then be turned into a source of sup- ply for the San Antonio metropolitan area and points west. The Victoria Barge Canal, as shown on the map, would run along the edge of the reser- voir. that the ter and slronger lhan wilh any jEntries DmAccidenl Trial iNew Snow ji'omniission had studied Valley Estates Heights subclivis or clergyman because, "Th c y1 can don't have acute personal needs Jolln fo1 for our profession." Many Activities Ho used tho housewife as an example, saying (hat an engi- neer could not expccl her to think as highly of him profes- sionally as .she does the physi- cian that look care of an'in- jury lo her child. He noled thai lo gain pro-" r fessionalism, an engineer shouldiway rigation projects from Com-1 farmland in tlie Mexicali Valley! Ix) Organizations or individuals road- are no iver California, tint to have enlries in Ihe burring, lowering issuesjWestern Week parade are urged lo "avc in by alwaJ's given n cep'ns wn (i mtrm the pla fm- Sun Valley Estates jair of good will, the two chief n atlhc of Lo.vry are going calling Monday, reports Ike Fitzgerald, chairman. The parade, carrying out the western theme of the special week and the Jaycee-sponsored chfef Victoria'Livestock Gen. Dwight D. Ei-staged at il a.m. March 14. pre. a commission request for road been met. (Sec AWAKO, Page 7) Andy Kaslmuly taking couple of bowling lessons from Tharauglifnro Pliin Scale also showed a drawing of a thoroughfare plan in Katb- ryn Heights as information to Ihe commission, but (he matter was not subject to any aclion by the board. Last month the board gave preliminary approv- al to the Kathryn Heights plat contingcnl on a curve in the roadway being worked out in (See LBJ, Page 7) Today's Chuckle Secretary to (he sales- girl al a pcrfumr counlcr: "I'd like something Ilial will bring oul the mink iti n man i t It o u t disturbing (I: e wolf." Continues Today Trial of a Houston truck driv- er charged wilh negligent homicide in performance of an unlawful act in connection with a traffic accident last fall that killed four prominent Victoria Dike Repair Bids Found However, entries will be judged at 10 a.m., the chairman said. Floats, cars and other units deplicting the western theme are welcomed. Each entry will be order, he sauf the U.S. Too High c? To date, some 25 parade un- its have been entered. Fitzgerald also urged all (See ENTHIES, Page 7) Emil (Strike) Garcm Jr. acceptable to Chief of .lames (Old Pro) Johnston .iEngineering John Balusck. I Melvtn Christian looking fori. studying ihe drawing' Ihe first scissortail, the last-''owcvcr. Co1- A. A. Akins asked! cold spell and Spring, in thai! .'c wide that road is order Mrs. ICrnos.1 ''cyond the limils sen recovering from recent) Jp? dental surgery Rubin nol showing up at his usual place Carl iUarlhiljolini considering himself in line for a hair cut Mrs. Tom Hyak back from San Anlonio for 'That's Seale replied Plan lo Ihe with a shrug. Concern Committee To Ponder Cuero Hospital Need By BEN PRAUSE Advocate Cuero Bureau CUERO Appoinlmenl of a remainder of the funds would come from a bond issue ap- provcd by voters in a hospital i commissioners have steering committee lo study the district that would be cslahlish- co'1corn Previously need for a new hospilal lo serve ed. The boundaries of the dis- h Corps of Engineers office in Galyeslon opened bids on Ihe re- habililation of dikes project for tlie Port O'Connor area. As a result, a spokesman for (he district office said he had "no idea when an award will be although Goldston Co. Inc. of Cormis Christ! was Ihe lower bidder al This [was some above Hie gov- [ernment estimate of Othei bids received tvere as follows: Eugene Luhr and Co. of Col- umbia, 111., King Fish- er Marine Servico Inc., of Port Lavaca, Marsh Serv- residents will resume at il a.m. Friday in county court. Defendant in the case is Wil-, lie Lee Franklin who was Blows Into Panhandle Ry TUT ASSocjAirn VRKSS Hazardous driving wai Big Would Divert Canyon Flow By ROY GRIMES Advocate Staff Writer The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority was shocked and dis- mayed Thursday at a grandiose and new "Texas Basins Project" report from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation which could have the effect of .timing the upper Guadalupe Valley into a source of water supply for the San Antonio met- ropolitan area and points west, This over-all SI.2 billion pro- posal by the Bureau ot Reclama- tion, nearly 15 years in the mak- ing, is based on its well-known "grand canal" scheme aimed at carrying water in huge volume 418 miles from the Sabine Rivet- to the Rio Grande Valley, all the way across coastal Texas. The "dream" canal would cross all of the major river ba- sins of Texas except the Cana- dian, the Red and the Rio Gran- de. If it should become a reality the inevitable result almost cer- tainly would be to do away with local control by any river basin over its own water resources, and the present system of state- appointed river authorities ob- viously would be left high and dry. The Victoria Advocate was en- abled to scan the bulky two-vol- ume report at GBHA head quarters in Seguin, where one of the limited number of copies is available. Analysis Readied GBRA General Manager Rob- ert H. Vahrenkamp is prepar- ing an analysis of the "Texas Basins Project" for a meeting of his board of directors sched- uled for next Thursday in Se- guin. GBRA Chairman Frank H. Guittard of Victoria was en- gaged in the trial of a law suit in Corpus Christ! and was n o t immediately available for com- ment. chairman Frank H. Guitfard of Victoria was engaged in the (rial of a law suit in Corpus IChristi and was not immediately comment. The Texas Highway Depart- city limits on Goliad Highway'ment said snow was reported! on Oct. 17. _ [throughout its Lubbock district! Killed along with Mrs. roads bul icX andi were Mrs. James Wieting, of 2301 Bon Aire St., .Mrs. D. E.' Snow fell Thursday aflernoonlhave included support of The Purdy, 60, of 1505 N. Bridge St.ifrom Ihe Abilene and San in its position that all All figures ran considerably and Mrs. Reese Jones, 71, of 60) igclo areas of West Texas- north- of the water to oh- in chaiga office. Hiltei- Conflicl These implied commitments W. Commercial St. ward to near Amarillo and Clov- would include all of the 163; (nkcn of all l crcmec, bers attending the dinner, not and -Ummak g bo die just thc two voting delegates) Hc described qfialilies of l> sified as non-acceptable by the oemcr being sure .p, that friends a famil- Jar voice over a local radio sla- tion that a fellow Secretary-General U lhant asked the U.N. Security night to directors. r mC win agreement ing UDC members to he pre- pared to give information on Confederate ancestors for t h e session today s p.m. at the Power Home, J.CIUI IIU would poll the members. They nre expected lo agree. Roporlers asked if Thanl cx- agreement by then and' ne replied, "I have (o try." avail- able from the Canyon Dam res- On the witness sland N- M- lervoir above New Braunfels day afternoon when Countyj Scattered rain showers fell al'wl''l be needed in the Guada- Judge Wayne L. Hartman called Ihe same lime in a broad Valley. GBRA has detend- an overnight recess was High-iextending from (he lower coastjcd prospective Canyon Dam way Patrolman Dallon Meyer, I through Central Texas and against repeated legal (See TRIAL, Page 7) (See SNOW. Page 7) by 'j16 San City Water Board, having won every one of these court battles up to now, and Uie City Water Board is reliably reported lo have spent upwards of in its i efforts lo obtain part ot ti 1-4 A 'the water from U Port Lavaca Girl Named" of By BUUCE PATI'ON Advocate Sfaff Writer >umas of Porl La- was elected District! town. -el Magec of Nordheim, Arlenc Sckula of Falls City. L i ppk e, of York- district vice president, impoundment of water in the is "ow summer it V" summer, the dam now be- ing in a virtual slate of com- pletion. The "Texas Basins Project" fSec C.nitA, Page 5) THE WEATHER High School and cold with occasion- (Dick) Cory rain Frjday- vey was ordered by the Cuero U.S. Department of Health, Ed- Hospital Foundation board of ucation and Welfare and the Actors. State Health Department. A fiasco on the resulls of (lie third Cuero institution, Slratlon survey, Ihe directors have Hospilal, is acceptable. recommended construction of a McDouga! said' Ihe hospilal wilh a capacity of SOccplable" classification means beds and an adjoining nursing that Burns and Cuero hospitals home facility with a capacity of do not meet present standards of not less than 25 beds. Eslima-of hospital design and conslruc- led cost is million. be made to the stale board of health for participation in the half of thc cost. Under the proposed plan, the tion. Ho said the raling does not The board of directors also mean that patients do not re- "This meeting was in no way called lo knock the services Ilill-Biirlon fund to cover one- our hospitals as now being ren- dered, but to tell you thai we (See CUEHO, Pagg 7) -Op Due Hearing iiin urcau AUSTIN Public hearing will be held April 7 at 10 a.m. speaker and cloudy Friday night and challenge to Saturday. Northerly winds 15 la m.p.h. Friday, diminishing Apccled Friday tem- gates) from each of the 12 chapters in leadership, the district. qtial and (old his once not to be afraid to A bouquet ot roses was prc-'from a majority. differ -and, oc.chaslonal ,.r Hl6h bnclay Ihe imcom- u r s d a y: senled to Miss Dumas by Lou j- er generalmg plant at the Sam participating in (he event were comb, principal, extended the Rayburn Plant 10 miles from Victoria near Nursery. i-Port 0'- at p.m. Friday. Low at a.m. Gay Kollc of Goliad, Marlys Melting of Yorklown, Marilyn welcome and Fred Steves, of the llt.nge FFA chapter, inlro- upplled by pressure at s e a 30.1.1. Sunset Friday: Sunrise Plans developed by Brown Tips of Runge, Jill Ehlingcr of duccd special guests. Root, Inc., for the cooperative Karncs Cily, Linda Williams of Special music was sv call for increasing (he general- Yoakum, Sydney Grunder of-U'c Victoria College ___ ln ing capacity of [hc plant (rom Cuero, Mona Poole ot of Joan llorton and Linda TO....... fSce PLAN, Page 7) Sally Schroeder of Lau-j (Sec ft'.V, Page 7) turmjiion based on data ihe U.S Wtalher Bureau   

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