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   Advocate (Newspaper) - February 28, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 294 TELEPHONE HI 8-HJl VICTORIA, TEXAS, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY, 28, 1964 Established 1819 GBRA To VTAJiin A U C C JV pl.esidentia, Early Suit Action Directors Warned of New Delay Group Eyes Federal Plan By HOY GItlMLCS Advocate Staff Writer SEGUIN Directors of the GOOD CREDIT LOST Vicloria and three area Cuero, Port Lavaea and Edna, all lost five per cenl of their good fire record credit in a re- 3orl filed Thursday in Austin, The Advocate Austin Bureau re Rights Appeal MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) Lyndon B. Johnson publicly opened his presidential cam- paign Thursday night with a strong stand in the South for civil righls-and a hand-shaking tour (hat showed he was ready and eager for the campaign. Johnson swept in to address fund-raising din- ner. On the way, he grasped at Florida's 14 electoral voles, _., which fell to Republicans in Ihe City Manager John Lee, who last three presidential elections attended a special meeting in Austin on this subject several mm was me jirst fuil- montlis ago, also said that Tex- dress political speech he has Fire Insurance Rate Hike Due Liireciors 01 uie MUMIM mnudu ru- Guadalupc-Blanco River Author-jriortcci> cily officials here ity voted unanimously Thurs- are not completely happy with day to seek final adjudication !hc slate's method of calculal- as Municipal League is inter- ested in seeing the state make gotten off since becoming pres- ident three months ago day to seek final adjudication of their rights to all water pro- duced by Canyon Dam reservoir by pressing for immediate trial of law suits attacking those some changes. Righl at the start Johnson Contacted al his home, Lee fired at Republicans: "Today declined to comment on specific the Democratic party welcomes poinls "because I'm sorl of cold all challengers." t ire Chief Casey Jones said on Uie but added that And in a slate where racial U hjhe plans lo confer wilh Chief issues are important, al least in ing insured losses. our figures" when told (hat Jones and Fire Marshall George rights by the San Antonio Commissioner A, Sirmon ab Water Board N' Nulls showed Vic- cenl loss in li The action was taken at insurat northern areas, the President meeting in Seguin attended by all nine GBRA directors, and the agenda included a full dis- cussion of the new Texas Basin Projects report from the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation which is being sternly opposed by GBHA spokesmen. Viclor A. Bouldin of Houston, GBRA general counsel, told the directors lhal he saw no reason for any further delay in press-! ing for (rial and final adjudica- tion of two suits pending from (he San Antonio City Water Board since 195G, "There is nothing lo be gained by further Bouldin said. "We are at the point where impoundment of waler is about lo begin behind Canyon Dam, and lime has be- gun to run againsl us in Ihe matter of our conlracl pay- ments for maintenance and operation of the reservoir. We need now to remove any po- tential cloud againsl our title< lo all of our waler rights at Canyon Dam." The directors accepted Boul- din's recommendation unani- mously after hearing from their general manager, Ilobcrl II. Vahrenkamp, that (lie present schedule called for Canyon Dam to be in full operation at least by July 1 and perhaps by June 1. Plans for dedication ceremonies already are well under way with a strong pos- sibility dial President Lyndon B. Johnson will accept an in- vitation lo dedicate Ihe water conservation and flood control during m as 39i2 Sirmon about the five per met them head on in terms he lire insurance dis- has used this time in a significant Southern setting. tfita trui i uu gi dlllls UlllLH up 10 with the previous year, a 25 per cent discount from the Still Jones said, he feel sjbasic fire insurance rate, on the tal there are some discrep-ibasis of their insured fire los- ancies in the payment of los-lses and other factors Vicloria ses and Ihe calculation of ratesjenjoyed Ihe full 25 per cent ditr- which he feels the state should ing the current year, but will straighten out. (gee INSURANCE, Page 8) Connolly, Solons View Districting WASHINGTON (AP) 11 u isjt II Ly Ul discussed congressional redistricting problems Thursday wilh his state's House Democrats but had no specific remedy for their troubles. "I didn't come as a medicine he said at a news conference after a closed-door luncheon session project for which he worked so effectively as a U. S, senator fi'om Texas. Vahrenkamp t the Governor With President WASHINGTON (AP) Texas Gov. John Connally visited Pres- ident Johnson at Hie While House Thursday and said after- ward that reports of political differences between himself and Ihe President have been grossly There have been reports Johnson and Connally were not on good terms because they fa- vored different candidates for the Texas Democratic nomina- tion for senator. Connally said ,he is slaying out of the senalor- Mal race. the congressman. Connally was asked whether he had given the Texans unqual prevent their having to run at large. made a final judgment, Connally observed that he doesn't have to decide the spe is obligated to pay Uill i lha'j The governor said he and Mrs. the U.S. Army Corps of En- gineers -12.0 per cent of con- struction costs on the dam, and ihis will amounl to about million overall on an extended payment schedule. The 51.4 Connally talked with (he Presi- dent and Mrs. Johnson for 30 or minutes in what he described as "a very nice friendly visit." He said politics was discussed, "Th gave very few details. President asked me Judgment Pending indicated he would take such ac- tours. tion as a last resort to prevenl litigation. Favors Hedislrlctlng IIK ,tcI1I1BUV lo I think we o u g h t to redis- or more each to u J r "-'i Tilc President asked me J think we o u ght to mimon winch was due from the the situation in Connally added. "I think cause. L.UIM during the actual said "and I (old h'rn slrucuon of the dam vwii- Sd Slid very well indeed. R S?  with students from V i c t o r i K' Crockctt temperatures: L High, Patli Welder and Crain of Layaca, high 68. Junior High, and Campo Junior II i R h South Central Texas: and Sheridan competing. Judg- "'fih ay and Saturday, cs will >e Brycc Taylor and Lollla. Victoria High, Indus- Friday. Warmer Saturdaj Hoy Norton of Alice, Ken Turn- !rial ofJandcrbilt, Louise, Norn1- Friday 47-57. cr of Sun Antonio, Eddie Gal-tclm' Patocios, Pawnee, Pcttusj Temperatures Thursday: van of Corpus Christi and shlncr- Skidmore and 39 high 61 Hodd of Lake Jackson. TKlchaven. Precipitation Thursday: Competition will beaii c Cram Jun-jmch. Total for year lo _ _ nit- i LIU luiuui uuy tuny IHHI niinuiiii, niia. verna Loving- o wandered Ihrough the area aniljton, Dr, Frank Phillips and La- Heovll Sonn. rid ribhnn- stumped into the lar ancllFalco Robinson, all of Austin, .01 date, S p.m. The ncldition-jjone; o'fB'ceviiic, "cSholin ofio'Counor LOWS ai MI'C v Port Travis Ju n ior'.a.m. and p.m. Highs al Mis. Veina Covmg-IIifin of Port Lavac oalhoiin p.m. Friday a.m. I ,fl- f J____1 w _ i fi_.i. couldn't gat loose. Cily workmen dumped the tar there in late De- cember and the sun apparently i aim njc biui uuuiiiuuiiy place; 0 Connor, "Rylhm Is Myimcllwl it. The lar formed a pool (See CLUBS, Page g) feet wide. pus Christi. Cadel Band of Port East Bernard, El Campo, Goli-l Barometric pressure at sea ad, Halletlsvillc, Rcfugio, Refu- level r .gio Junior High, Yorktown, She- Sunset Friday Sunrise Iridnn, Wharton Junior High, w ,1 r Vr i Kltsi Bernard, El Campo, Goli- Baromclr c pr Bob Wyle of Aldmc and Nellie Hallettsvillc, Rcfug o, Refu- levelr rhrkl? e-io Yorktown, She- Sunset Friday iiuuii, iiiiciiiun uiiiuur n i i; n, Soloists and ensembles nrc'wlinnou, Woodsboro, Yoakum judged against a standard of i and Yoakum Junior High. Saturday Tlui Ituurinauon based on data irom the U.S. WcitbM Bureau Vicloria OIllo.   

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