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Advocate (Newspaper) - February 26, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 292 TELEPHONE HI 6-1411 ICTORIA, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1964 Established ms GUADALUPK WATER GOES The Guada- lupe-BIanco River Authority is getting ready to defend its rights to use and development of Us own river basin against a grandiose scheme by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation called the "Texas Basins Project." The plan would undercut the Guadalupe Valley's rights to its own water by allocating vast quantities from the upper Guadalupe as a future THREATS CITED source of supply for the San Antonio metropolitan area, and moving additional quantities west from the lower Guadalupe by means of an "Inlerbasin Canal' running all the way from the Sabine River to the Lower Rio Grande Valley. This map from the "Texas Basins Project" report shows what the BuRoc would have in store for the Guadalupe and San Antonio River basins. -t------------------------------------------- GBRA Readies Attack On Federal Water Plan By ROY GRIMES Advocate Slalf Writer _Long delay, loss of existing rights and diversion of upper Guadalupe Valley water re- sources into a fulure source of supply for Ihe San Antonio met- ropolitan area are the chief threats to the Guadampe-Blan-'of their co River Authority from IhejThursday. U. S. Bureau of Reclamation's new "Texas Basins Project." These are among the conclu- sions drawn by GBRA General Manager Robert H. Vahrenkamp in an analysis of the voluminous BuRec report forwarded to his board of directors in advance meeting in Seguin "Approval and authorization of the Texas Basins Project by the Congress of Ihe United Vahrenkamp has ad- vised his directors, "will sanc- tion tremendous allocations of u'co, W3S water out of the Guadalupe Bas- Juror- in In .Qan Attfnnin Wnlkpr ini 58 Lives Lost As Jet Crashes NEW ORLEANS (AP) An Easlcrn Air Lines four-engine jet plane crashed into Lake Tuesday, and the 58 persons aboard perished. The aircraft, en route from Mexico City to New York, van- ished shortly after take-off here. Aboard were 51 passengers and fi crew of 7, Eastern said. Twelve hours after the crash no bodies had been recovered. Debris floated over an area of several square miles on lhe lake. The main wreckage of the aircraft had not been located. The area of the pear-sliaped lake is about nine times that of the District of Columbia. The search was suspended at dark after a Coast Guard boat had "hooked onto something big." The area was marked Gray Trial Jury Half Completed Jury selection for the George E. (Red) Gray murder (rial reached the half-way point Tuesday night when W. C. (Dub) Walker, 37, a car sales- man who resides at 3303 Wild the in to San Antonio. "It will preclude GBRA com- mitting the Canyon Dam sup- ply which is to come into ex- istence this summer for use in GBRA's own watershed. It will preclude GBRA going any fur- ther in pursuance of its master projccls and water supply responsibilities become the domain of the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation. "GBRA's Calhoun County Canal Division would (hen be- come dependent on the whims of federal bureaucracy for wa- ler supplies it may contract to distribute. GBRA's Hydroelec- tric Division would be no more because its water rights would be confiscated, GBRA might as well be liquidated, along with all other state river authorities, the Texas Water Commission and the Texas Water Develop- menl Board." The GBRA directors arc ex- Walker joined four others who had been selected earlier in the day and Nalhan Hill, who was picked quickly Monday after- noon when he appeared as the first prospective juror. Five Chosen Others selected Tuesday were: J. D. Nichols, 68, of 1001 N. Cameron St., a retired mechan- ic who now sells vacuum clean- ers and sewing machines. for early work. Bill Kyle and Boh Massey] The victims included ----.....------_, i mi lllto. finding merits but mostly de-j Pierre LeFaucheux, a veteran merils in the present price of member of the French dclega- tion lo lhe United Nations, who was active in women's and hu- man-rights U.N. activities, Also killed were Peter Brisson, a ralde Olio pleased wilh a 17 pound red snapper he caught recently Lester Ilrugmann winning third place in the Grain Junior High Science fair and (his depart- ment attempting to spell h i s name correctly, again Mrs. John Kecrnn out of (he hospital and doing bolter at home, but planning (o lake it easy while recuperating from pneumonia Kevin Voss not winning any prices at (he Houston Pony Show, but coming down wilh a good case of the measles en "fe. i in, aiud Illrtl i'ic ell c with buoys, and boats stood by. pected lo reac( lo this threat The operation resumes at wholesale encroachment by a.m. Police scuba divers were', S' Cllreaii of Reclama- lion at their meeting in Seguin Thursday by r 1. Assembling all of the re- sources al their command, in- cluding cooperation with other river basin authorities all Mrs. former New York Times report- er, and Mrs. Brisson and their two children. In each of the two other families three persons were among the dead. An Alexandria, Va., couple, Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Pawlow- ski, were returning from a va- cation trip to Mexico to cele- brate (heir third wedding anni- versary. The pilot, William B. Zeng, (See GBRA, Page 7) bud Ave., an industrial plant employe. Houston Highway, an industria plant employe. Judge Irked Tuesday were among 18 pe sons who were questioned as to cers said. Iheir qualifications as jurors by Defense Attorney Arthur L 12 Cents Jury Judges Franklin Guilty in Fatal Collision Fine Levied In Verdict Defense Files Appeal Plea By JAMES SIMON'S Advocate Slaff Writer Willie Lee Franklin, 59-year- old Houston truck driver, was assessed a fine Tuesday afternoon by a County Court ury that found him guilty of a negligent homicide charge filed n connection with a traffic ac- cident last Oct. 17 that claimed he lives of four prominent Vic- oria women. The jurors, Mike Sepulveda Charles W. Low, Cristribal Mar- Jr., Gerald P. Peck Wil- ie Wagner Jr. and Phillip Her- nandez, reported their finding :o County Judge Wayne L. tlartman shortly after 3 p.m. They had been deliberating since p.m. Jail Term Sought The state had asked for a :hree-year jail term. Maximum jonalty in a charge of negligent "lomicide in performance of an mlawful act is a three-year jail term or a fine. Franklin's attorney, Jack Knight, filed notice of appeal. Franklin is now free on bond pending filing of a motion for a new trial. t---, LU1 It UUYYLI, ClllllUIIgll except some of the mostjthey have given no specific modern subdivisions, havelpromise to do so" The city will press for vol- i __ however, arirl uic others will be tapped as theyluntary removal how become vacant from time eventually lake legal to lime Building Inspector necessary, Haschke said, in a pose which these buildings have A, h Haschke said luesday. drive lo eliminate sub-standard served, however, the effort to he process of locating these structures, obtaining legal des- criptions and pinpointing own- City To Press Removal Of Dilapidated Buildings By TOM E. F1TE Advocate Staff Writer p DUUU 4 my wmi uumuiunai waier sup- m ail parts of be torn down, and toilet facilities for as SOme 01 (he mOStlth-W havf nn cnor-ifinl 'So far, I have talked to sev-irected primarily at eliminating Haschke s a i d.'shacks which serve as residenc- agreed (hat Ihe buildings es, wilh communal waler sup- many as seven or eight families in many instances, Haschke said some of the buildings have served commercial purposes in the past. Regardless of the pur- pose which these buildings have ------._ _........_._ however, lhe effort to is in structures considered a menaceleffect Iheir they action if to the health and welfare of the community. The program is an outgrowth AIJC }JlugldlLI LS an ouifjrowu from city lax records, of the efforts of Mrs. Bca Mar become be c o n- tinued, he said. Stressing that such buildings are not peculiar to any one u ii- V unuiit, ui mis. nra ninr-are not peculiar to anv one HI inspector, after tin, councilwoman, to get an section of the city, Haschke obtaining this information, will ordinance through City Councilipointed out thai Plumbing In- then contact owners and seek last year calling for the deslruc-lspector Pete Simmons only this r removal of "on such buildings. week checked out two situa- subpstandard Although both efforts are di-1 (See CITY, Page 7) 'in i in u iuu Udi The returning of lhe verdict goes will be carried in U.S. ves- climaxed one of lhe longest, if jsels. Agreement Field House Cost Starts Flow rji M Of Wheat Almost has been trimmed from the original contract, and work is scheduled to begin immediately resume loading snips with on the new field house at Victoria High School, School wheat for the Soviet Union in Supl. C. 0. Chandler said Tuesday. return for a government pledge A bid of submitted by Construe- that in future American grain tion Co. of Port Lavaca at a called meeting of the Vic- deals with Moscow half thn CnUnfti not the longest, County Court' Thp aorppmnnt was criminal trial in local history, out with Trident anH It started last Thursday and ran Friday, Monday and Tues- day. All Occupants Killed Frankiii- was charged in con- nection wilh Hie Goliad Highway crash of a tnick-lrailer and tank tractor driven by him and a car in which all four occu- pants. Mrs. Dave Lack, 43, of 11CH E. Trinity St., Mrs. James Mrs. Ava Lucille Newton of Wieling, 40, of 2301 Bon Aire 509 Nelson SI., whoso husband St.; Mrs. D. E. Purdv 69 of owns and operates a local drug 1505 N. Bridge SI. and Mrs arrangomenls already h; store. Reese Jones, 71, of 601 W. Com- was explained. F. C. Hill, 45, of 805 E Rose- mercial St., were killed. Thp Franklin's huge truck pulling an empty tank trailer used for Clyde W. Woiford, 38 of 3205 butane sideswiped a mplfnr, rlvnron hlr out with President Johnson and AFL CIO President George Meany taking i personal hand, along with Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz. It involved a scries of telephone1 calls and telegrams. While House officials said the 50-50 agreemenl does not apply to the sale of a million tons of wheat by the Continental Grain Co., which brought on Ihe boy- coll 10 days ago. Final shipping eady have explained. The question of whether it might apply to a (See WHEAT, Page 7) pickup truck driven by Central Power and Light Co. employe Elroyee Mctling, seconds be fore crashing head-on wilh the ,uic iiuau-ujj uie the five who were qualified car which was being driven by uesda were am f i: Mrs. Lack, investigating offi- Rain-Slick Curve The crash happened on fritsiui u. i nu Lrasn nappenen on a (Art) Lapham, Ally. Wilej curve in (he highway (hat had Cheatham and County Ally. W. been made slick by light rain, W. Kilgore who joined the pro ccedings in the afternoon afte "Horia Independent School Dis- trict board of trustees last Wednesday, was rejected by Ihs board as ton high, But Iruslees authorized Chandler and V1SD Business Manager Roy Greenwood to ne- gotiate with the construction firm lo eliminate some of the original features of the build- ing and reduce the cost. Trus- tees asked lhat the cost be trimmed by at least Hems Omitled Chandler said that by omit- ting several items and "modify- ing others some w Year's Worst Storm Aimed At Texas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The worst Rocky Mountain -iorm of the year drove south- ward Tuesday toward Texas, spreading snow in ground bliz- zards. The Weather Bureau issued warnings to slockmen and uimrs sume w.ioa was ellers in the Texas and Okla-j trimmed frorn ine original bid homa Panhandles, Central Biggest single item, he said, sas and northeast New Mexico, jwas a saving of in (he Bay Study Panel Named Advocate Newi Srrvlce Clegg of Porl an is Lavaca, sales manager of Clepg' spreading over Ihe Central Shrimp, Inc., has been appoint-: Plains." ed by Gov. John Connally to ai The cold air was expected to five-man committee to slowly soulheaslward Snow and blowing snow is floor of the play area. Original- expected lo spread the contract called for a the bulletin said. "Winds in composition-type wood floo ,L> Luuiposuion-iype WOOQ floor, northwest Kansas are northerly j but concrete will be 2o to 35 miles per hour and will Trustees had recommended this increase southward into the Oklahoma and Texas Panhan- dles, resulting in considerable blowing snow and reduced vis- ibility. "Decidedly colder air cceciings in the afternoon after The state contended thai lhe being engaged wilh lhe county Iruck was on the wrong side of court trial of Willie Frank-j the highway and also lhat, (See TRIAL, Page 7) (See VE11DICT, Page 7) Former President Hoover Gravely III at Residence roule home Lewis lived wilh his wife and sev- to see the rain (o eompletejerr children on a farm at his recent resodding project. Zeng, with East- Mrs. Helen in line for'ern 21 years, had down over birthday congratulations million miles. The copilot, F'eredia never too, Grant H. Nowby, 40, of Manhat- NEW YORK CAP) Former President Herbert Hoover is seriously ill. The 89-year-old former ciiiefi which he uu icii nis apartment wl1 WM. A fe" was las( May when he wcnl lo j hotel Ballroom for a reccp. Andy Pe busy lo be courteous Norma Lewis accepting a ride home after work and renewing an old friendship al the same Krnic Ilax missing n his Waldorf-Astoria residence 'or two days wilh fever, bleed- ing of the right kidney and a tan, had almost two million miles on his flight log. After the jet had gone down in predawn darkness hours the respiratory ailment, doctors I' said Tuesday. At p.m. his doctors an- .lounced the kidney bleeding the opporlunily of lhe last rain and doing some wishful ing abou( what if he harl had (he fertilizer on his lawn Word gelling back lo Victoria (hat Jack .Ionian, son of Mrs. Florence Jordan, lias been elected principal to Ihe new search and salvage operations resulted in recovery of only bits and wreckage. high school for Northsidc in San Anlonio Independent School Space Expert College Speaker The public has been invited to attend a slide-illustrated ad- dress by Raymond E. Hassett, District. He is now assistant conference and special even! principal al John Marshall High School, San Antonio Mrs. Cecil Kneip reminding Bon Ami Club members of (he covered dish lunch and all day mceling at Towii Hall today bcinning 9 a.m. Mrs. II c n ry Matched postcarding from officer of the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center, at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Victoria Col- lege Student Union. The is being spon- sored by the Victoria College Engineering Club. Ho will present an Intensive 11 u in no win present an inicnNive Lansing, Mich., thai of the problems in- snow on top of snow up (here and (hat she is due home to- herent in man going into space. Colored slides will be used to mm uicib oui; in uiiu IJUILII; fuiuca win LKJ LIACU n Tom Fife hoping thai depict spacecraft and basic lech the nils-spoiling of Clu Gulagcr's nt first nomc won't dlscodrnge the young actor from partici- pating in Victoria's ShEkespearc Festival. club is Bobby Grant. Herbcrl Sergeant sponsor pearcd in public in recent) Cooper Jr., the astronaut who [orbited the earth 22 times. on, A statemenl issued on behalf months. Clcgg is also chairman of the .and Wednesday, the Weather Board of Directors of the Texas! Bureau said. Shrimp Association, and a di- Some light rain was indicated (See STORM, Page 7) l3St left his apartment tion honoring Maj. L. Gordon nad stopped but that Hoover had spent "a ralher restless day due to respiratory difficulty." "Despite his age and illness, he still remains strong and the doctors said in a "His temperature is lower. His blood pressure remains nor- mal. His heart beat is some- whal rapid, but lhe rhythm is normal, and (here is no evi- dence of heart There were no immediate plans for him to go to a hos- pital. He lives in the residcnlial part of the hole! Waldorf Towers. The illness was the latest in a series of health setbacks for the 31st pi-esidcnl in Ihe past year and a half. He underwent surgery for re- moval of a cancerous lunior of lhc inteslinal tract in August 1962, at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. ebbing because of anemia President of the sponsoring imccc! to intestinal bleeding, >i> 1 Hoover nonetheless had kept busy writing, but had not ap THE WEATHER Cloudy with occasional rain Wednesday through Thursday, turning colder Wednesday night. South to southeast winds at 10 lo 20 m.p.h, shifting lo norther- ly at 15 to 23 Wednesday night and diminishing Thursday. Ex- pected Wednesday lempera- ttires: Low '16, high 56. South Central Texas: Consid- erable cloudiness Wednesday through Thursday with a few showers Wednesday and occa- sional rain Wednesday night and Thursday. High Wednes- day 48-68. Temperatures Tuesday: Low 41, high 62, Prucipilation Tuesday: Trace. of his doctors said: "I Hoo his home in the Waldorf ers, with fever, for the past hours. Until this illness, his condition had been good for a person of nearly 90. "The present illness is due to bleeding from the right kidney, probably secondary to a kidney stone. The clinical picture has been complicated by n respira- tory infection. "His condition this morning is fairly satisfactory." The doctors are Ralph H. Bools, Michael J. Lepore and John K, Latlimer. Hoover, president when lhc great depression struck Ihe na- tion in 1929, endured criticism at the time but won widespread respect and affection in his la- Tola! rainfall (his year lo Two Democratic presidents 4.51 inches. rector of the Texas Mid-Coast Water Development Associa- The committee, authorized by'2 INJURED the legislature, will study and'---------------------- report to the next legislature on possible pollution and contami- nation of bays, inlets and tribu- taries. Others appointed were Dr. Carl Lincl Jr. of Houston, Harry Richburg of Pasadena, Stone I Wells of Houston, and Charles Sowell of Houston. change at lhe meeting Wednes- day, but pointed out thai (he wood floor would be added at a laler dale if lhe concrete proved unsatisfactory. Chandler said that by omit- ting a folding door in the area (See HOUSE, Page 7) Today's Chuckle If you see a woman put her hand out to signal, you can be sure of only one thing window is open. Paratroopers Killed When Struck by Plane They will join legislative com- BRAGG, N.C. (AP) Treated and released at Wo- lus nociors saKi: iney win join legislative com- paratroopers were killed (mack Army Hospital here were "Former President Herbert nvilteo Sens. Gulp Krucgcr when they were hit byjPfc. Leon Sims Jr., 18, husband oover has boon h..HrMrW Campo, Rov Harrington Planc s willE a mock of Rhea L. Sims of Faycttcville, has W' Arthur and Criss Cole of assaillt at Fl- Two; N.C., and Sgl. William S. Jen- is nome m (HP Wairtm-r Rcps Jamcs sjirtJolhers were injured during the kins, 25, husband of Thelma of Naples, Gus Miitscher JumP- jJenkins of Washington, D. C. and Don Garrison A Ft. Bragg spokesman saidiBoiri sims Jenkins are Ne- UlP nrrfiso nt tVin 2TOOS. Brenham, Houston. "iuS6 Ihe precise cause of the acci- dent still was undetermined. Military officials identified the dead as' Threal Seen To Children Some children in the S.C.! and Mrs. uon- Iborhond of Shields Elementaryinie Kelly Matthews of Neptune School arc lilcrally flirting withjN.J. Newsmen were not allowed to talk eilher lhe inJllrcd men but wel'e bneficd on the Tides (Port Lavaca Port O'Connor Lows al a.m. nnd p.m. Highs at p.m. Wednesday and a.m. Thursday. Barometric pressure at sea level: 29.00. Sunset Wednesday Sun- rise Thursday Thta inlurmatlon on data from the Weather Bureau Victoria Office. (Set Wuther Khlwhere, K) made it a point lo vis'il Ihe el- derly Republican 'on trips to New York in the past year- President Johnson on Dec. 8 and the late President John F. Kennedy last May 23. Hoover, born in West Branch, Iowa, on Aug. 10, 1874, was the son of n blacksmith and was orphaned at the age of o. He worked his way through Stan- ford University and made a for- tune a mining engineer. saw'was C130, and f didn't sec my can- warned Tuesday. "They have gone out dug caves iinto lhc sides of Ihe drainage Engi- neer Bill Klotz said. "Wilh the woalhcr as wet as it has been, there is n very strong likelihood of n eavc-in which could kill someone." In addition, Klolz said, when foundations for drainage cul- verls are being laid sharp re- inforcing steel is frequently left exposed. With the hanks of ditches slick in rainy weather, a child could easily fall and be impaled on this slecl. "Wo have warned parents and Mrs. Georgc'the C130. a four-engine turbo- Danlzler of Jersey City, N..I. jprop craft used to carry 64 S. Sgt. O'Dell Samuel, 26, hus-lparatroopers and a crew, appar- ilxintt of Janie A. Samuel of Co- enlly lost altitude, and a wing lumbia, S.C., and son of Iftn Walter of Columbia, S.C. Capt. Robert T, Vance, Iwho already had jumped from plane. husband of Gitla Vance of Tarn- Gen. Paul D. Adams, com- pa, Ha., ami son of Mr. and mamler of Strike Command at Mrs. Paul Vance of Annandale, McDill AFB, and Lt. Gen. John jD. Rvan, inspeclor general of Matthews. and Air Force, from Ihe Penta- ucl were attached (o Echo Co.igon, arrived during tlio day to Airborne Group, 5Wlh In-ihead an invcsllERtion 'V nf tlm fnmivl fl'Jnrl ,Vir.' Tlirt fanlry of the famed 82nd Air borne Division. Vance was sta- tioned at Strike Command head- Base at Tampa, Fla. The men were among participating in a mass jump on Ihe Holland drop zone, n widely quarters at McDill Air Force used permanent maneuver area. The men hnd left Bragg 'TK "Avti. jiiu [HLii nun icii Tnctwo paratroopers'.Sunday nnd were flown to Me- il -mid were clipped off by Dill. They returned Tuesday 1 vsmild aptneciate u ,f you.ihe plane, but the singed (he jump as part of would remind Ihcm Kiolz said, ill tut; JIIITLI i i tun i JUIUJI as iJHrl 01 again, their reserve chutes and Exercise One-Shot, an operation ibroko Uiair fall. lot Strike Command. ;