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   Advocate (Newspaper) - June 7, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                .....miiiiiiiwiwiiiitthiiiuiiiiHtiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiimiiiiiii.......ttiiiimiiiimiiuiiii.....twiiiiiiiiitwimHiMtawiiuw To Defend Canyon Dam Water Rights Monday! By ROY GRIMES Advocate Writer AUSTIN The outlet works at brand-new Canyon Dam were running wide open Saturday because the flow of the Guadalupe above New Braunfels is not up to normal, but a showdown battle over the water that Is not yet there will get under way just the same Monday in Travis County district court The Guadalupe Blanco River Authority is ready to defend Its rights to the last drop yet to be impounded against a stubborn chal- lenge from the San Antonio City Water Board which has already cost the city of San Antonio a fruitless or more. Lined up with the GBRA and its chief counsel, .Victor A. Bouldin oC Houston, are the interests of the.entire Guadalupe Valley from New Braunfels to Calhoun 'Coun- ty, including the cities of New Braunfels, Se-guln, Gonzales, Cuero, Victoria, the counties of Calhoun and Refugio, and industrial in- tervenors such as the Union Carbide Corp. and E. I du Pont de Nemours and Co. litigation brought by San Antonio and its City Water Board has been a harassment to GBRA plan- ning ever since 1957, when San Antonio appealed a ruling against Its claims from the then State Board of Water Engineers to the court of Dial. Judge Charles 0. BetU in Travis County. Now, with Canyon Dam ready to begin Impounding its reservoir as soon u .adequate rainfall replen- ishes the flow of the Guada- lupe in the Hill County above New Braunfels, the GBRA has decided that 1U title to all conservation storage rights at Canyon must be cleared once and for all, Involved is an esti- mated yield of acre- feet a year, which is con- sidered barely adequate for the needs of the Guadalupe Valley pending completion of the next step In the GBRA master plan, the pro- posed Cuero Dam and Reservoir to provide for the Victoria-Port Lavaca Indus- trial complex. A pre-trial conference has been set up to begin at noon Sunday in the Commodore Perry Hotel in Austin so Bouldln can gel together with the city attorneys rep- resenting the various'muni- cipalities concerned, the county attorneys, the lawyers for the industrial plants involved, and the members of the GBRA board headed by Chairman Frank G. Gulttard of Vic- toria. Bouldin will be as- sisted principally by James A. Cotton of Dallas, chief consulting engineer for the river authority. The Guadalupe Blanco River Authority has stated its position time and again as to the attempt by the {See GBHA, Page MA) THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 15 119th 31 TELEPHONE HI 5-1481 VICTORIA, TEXAS, SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 1964 42 Pages CARS STOLEN, 1 BURNED Vandals Loot 2 Schools In Orgy of Destruction] By JAMES SIMONS Advocate Staff Writer A fast-moving group of van- dals moved over a section of Victoria Saturday morning with the biggest "kicks" coming when chemicals stolen in a burglary at Victoria High School were ignited in a spectacular burning of one of three stolen vehicles. The excitement also included daring antics such as maneuver- ing from one room in the bur- glarized high school building to another by walking on a ledge and crashing a jeep through a gale in Army tank fashion. When the dust settled, police counted the following damage: A car and a panel truck owned by the Victoria Indepen- dent School District stolen from the district's maintenance shops behind Palli Welder Junior High School with the shop build- ing burglarized in order to ob- tain two rings of keys. Burglary o( the high school building in which an unknown amount of chemicals was stolen and other contents scattered over the building with damage to the chemistry store- room alone. Five windows and a door were damaged apparent- ly with a monkey wrench believed stolen from the main- tenance shops. The panel truck was driven in front ot the Ike Fitzgerald resi- dence at 2707 Locust Ave., near the high school building and abandoned in favor of a radio- Witness to 'Gift' Again Switches equipped sedan Modern Floors, DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Morning News said in its Sun- day editions that Ernest Keeton, retired Negro army sergeant, now says his original story seeing Billie Sol Estes give Sen. Ralph Yarborough, D-Tex., in 1960 was true. Keeton gave the first account In sworn statements to the news and later to Gordon McLendon, Yarborough's opponent in the Democratic primary, during a statewide telecast. Subsequently Asst. U. S. Atty. Gen. Herbert J. Miller, said Keeton gave FBI agents a signed statement that his story was not true. The News said Keeton also apologized, in a letter lo Estes, for having changed his first statement. The newspaper said Keeton fears for his life and has de- scribed the threats against him in detail in interviews with the Dallas News and the Texas De- partment of Public Safety. In Austin, a spokesman for the Department of Public Safe- ty said an interview had taken place at which an intelligence agent for the department and a staff member of the News were present. He said the department was interested in the case because of the alleged threats on Kee- ton's life. Under department policy of long standing, he said, he could not discuss further a case which was under investiga- of April 30, two days before the first.Democratic primary. Keeton said he was driving in Pecos when a white man stepped off the curb and flagged him down. The man was about (See WITNESS, Page 7A) tion. Asked if this meant the de- partment's investigation was continuing, the spokesman said yes. The Dallas News slory quoted Keelon as saying that the inci- dent which frightened him the most occurred on the morning Conservative Candidates Hold Leads By THE ASSOCIATEO PRESS A conservative candidate swept the Democratic runoff primary Saturday for the nomi- nation in the 15th Texas Con- gressional District while a con- servative led his liberal foe hi the 16th Congressional District. The Texas Election Bureau said that in the Lower Rio Grande Valley Eligio (Kika) de a Garza was the apparent winner for the Democratic nomi- nation for U. S. representative from the 15th District. The election bureau said de la larza was receiving 68.6 per cent of the vote. The Texas Election Bureau abulation, with returns from 12 of the 15 counties, 12 complete, gave de la Garza votes and Lindsey Rodriquez In far West Texas Richard While held a lead over Mal- colm McGregor for the Demo cratic nomination from the 16lh district, a post now held by Rep. Ed Foreman, one of the state's only two Republican U. S. House members. A lale Saturday night tabula- Ion from 17 of the 19 counties belonging to 506 Rosebud Ave., which was parked in Filz- 'erald'a driveway. Filzgerali is employed by the floor com pany. The Iwo cars were Ihen driven to Foster where the chemicals were dumped Into the school-owned car and set afire as two officers watched help- lessly. Getaway was made in the car belonging to the floor company and police received word by radio later from the Houston police department that the car had been seen in Houston and had been involved in a hit- and-run accident somewhere in Ihe Victoria vicinity. Details of the accident were not known lo local police. Evidence that the school.dis- trict car was used in the high school burglary came when a first aid kit usually carried in the car was found on Ihe high school lawn. The ear was found burning at a.m. by Paul Johnson, a nightwatchman employed at the Pool Leading Baker; Bush Wins With Ease Baker Win County Backing airport, who 21 minutes earlier had seen it being driven in a suspicious manner on the air- port grounds and had called for help from Deputy Sheriff Tommy Rakowilz. As Rakowitz arrived, Johnson reported that something was burning inside the vehicle. As they approached the car, it sud- denly burst into flames soaring as high as 25 feet in the air. Fire equipment from Central Station and the airport were dispatched but efforts lo save the vehicle proved futile. The nterior of the car was gulled (See VANDALS, Page 7A) Freak Mishap Hurts Worker T. A. Starr, 60, ot 604 Krause St., suffered a broken foot and multiple cuts and bruises early Saturday morning in a freak accident at Billups Service Sta- tion on Goliad Highway. Starr, an attendant at the Watson Wins Sheriff Post In Jackson Advocate News Service EDNA Sheriff Lewis Wat- son won re-nomination for an- other term of office Saturday but had to fight back a de- termined bid by Alfred Gab rysch tb pick up the victory in the Democratic primary run- off election. With 38 votes left lo be counted, Watson led to Gabryseh had gained the run-off by only a margin of four votes over the two-thirds majority in the May 2 primary. Takes Rap At GOP Pool Heads Back lo Work George Bush scored a land slide Irlumph Saturday over veteran campaigner Jack Cox in the Republican U. S. Senate primary, The victory sent Bush Into the general election against Demo- cratic Sen. Ralph Yarborough in what may be a historic political collision. Conservative Rep. Joe Pool leld a comfortable lead over iberal Robert Baker for Ihe Democratic U. S. House at- .arge nomination in Saturday's second primary. Liberal Hopes Democrats picked Yarbor- ough, Ihe man on whom liberals have pinned their hopes for years, in the May 2 first pri- mary. S a t u r d a y's results plunged Texas into another of its torrid conservative-liberal political battles. The GOP obviously will aim its big guns at Yarborough in this presidential election year which In the. complexities of Texas politics give Republicans Less than Victoria] County residents showed up at the polls SfiturdRy in the Demo- cratic runoff primary and backed Robert Bnker of Hous- len for the nomination of U.S. congressman-at-large. voles to only 46 for Jack Cox of Breckcnridgc in Iho raco for :he GOP U.S. senate nomtna .ion. Voters in the Crescent Vallo; area returned incumbent L. J Only about votes were cast in both Democratic and Republican primaries In the county. Residents of Commissioners' Precinct 1 elected Victor Alkek constable. Alkek, packing house owner and nightclub operator, polled 637 votes lo 607 for Joe Hammack, deputy sheriff who is county jailer. In the Republican runoff nri mary locally, 415 persons showed up at the polls lo give George Bush of Houston 36S three commissioners of Drain- age District No. 4. Hondlik re ccived 32 votes to 11 for J. II. Matched. The two had lied in Ihe first primary. In the only other contested race on the ballot, Don Hoover Was elected Democratic pre- cincl chairman in precinct No. 8 (Shields lie received 84 votes to 45 for Lorenzo Hlnojosa, Although winning on a stale wide level, Joe Pool ot Dallas (Sec RACK, Page 6A) Dietze Wins Sheriff Post In DeWitt Advocate New! Service CUERO N. G. (Cutter) Dletzc, .former Yonkum police chief tind a former member of the DeWitl County sheriff's dc- rfP-rtment, won the Democratic lomination f o r sheriff by a >aro 51 voles in the run-off Johnson Tells Unionists Civil Rights Will Win a belter chance than in non presidential political seasons. Latest Returns lo Ihe Associated Press showed: NEW YORK (API-President fohnson made a quick trip to 'Jew York Saturday and predict- ed lo wildly cheering union nd- icrents that "We will pass the strongest civil righls bill in American history." Moving briskly about Manhal- an's west side garment district n a four-hour visit, Johnson fc- Democrats: Congress at Large: Robert Baker Rep. Joe Pool George Bush Republicans: U.S. Senate: In another Leon n the district, 16 of them com- ilete, gave White and Mc- Jregor Saturday's run-offs were nec- essary because no candidate re- ceived a majority in the May 2 first primary. Both White and de la Garza were considered hotly Sowell contested defeated Jack Cox Pool, who won Bexar county May 2 by a 2-1 margin, tosl it this lime. He also was upset In Travis and Gregg Counties. Baker had his own upsets, loo. He lost in McLennan counly, 8-1. Held Counties Charles Sample by over. 300 wWch he carried May 2 almost votes for nomination lo the 'recinet' 1 constable position. Sample finished on top of the ive-man field on May 2. Otha Birkner of Van Vleck working on the won re-nomination in .the stale drivewky near a stand on which reprcsental vc race in which MtAffs 'noct in a cash register is located. A truck driven by Jack more conservative than runoff opponents. their Mrs. Mary Doughlie, instruc tor at Victoria College writing friends from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, where she is doing post graduate work and Claude Tally and Royce Miller studying this summer al the University of Texas Board of Directors and all work- ers on the Shakespeare Festival being called to a meeting today 4 p.m. home of the Rubin S. Frels, 307 N. Vine Mrs. W. M. Murphy ill at Citizen's Hos- pital SgJ. Ralph WaJ! back from a business trip to Cuero and looking for a cool building Mrs. Pauline Trevino an- nouncing the Lady of Sorrows Game Party, Monday p.m. at (he Church Parish Hall The 16th Congressional Dis- trict race in November prom- ises to be a. hard fought battle, foreman, serving his first erm, will have the advantage of being the incumbent and also the strong Republican senti- ment in the Midland and Odessa area. George Hall of Hoyti, Mo. drove into the station and a rear view mirror extending from the right side of the cal struck the stand causing it U fall onlo Slarr trapping his legs. Other men at the station picked up the stand and Starr was taken to De Tar Hospital in a Duckelt ambulance. day greetings on Monday votes were cast in Jackson and Matagorda Counties. In incom- plete returns in Jackson Coun- iy, Birkncr was leading -Bert Huebner of Bay to and the total' Matagorda County vole was for Birk- ner and 873 for Huebner. In statewide races, incom jlele returns showed votes 'or Robert W. Baker and voles for Joe Pool in the race condition Saturday night after 'undergoing surgery. Bush and Cox pretty well hold on to Ihe counties they led in Ihe first primary. Cox was up- set in Jefferson County, while Bush lost in Midland county where ho was strong May 2. Pool said Ihe primary result was "a vote of confidence and am going back to Washington tomorrow lo Ihe host job possible of being a congress- man." Yarborough issued a state- ment claiming Cox was lured into the Republican parly in (See POOL, Page 6A) Highway Patrolmen Stuart tor in the Dowell and H. D. Welch made Democratic run-off primary, the investigation. George Bush led Jack Cox Starr was reported in good 33 lo 9 in the race for Repub- lican nomination for U.S. Sen ate. Today's Chuckle Once you get a mouthful of very dot coffee, whatever you do next is going to lie wrong. Boy Injured In Collision A nine-year-old Victoria boy suffered fractures of his left leg and left hip Saturday after- noon when a bicycle he was rid- ing was in collision with a car at the Port Lavaca Drive-Juan Linn Slreot intersection. Ruben Rosas, son of Mr. anc Mrs. Pete Rosas of 208 Barbara SI., was taken lo Citizens Me moria) Hospital in a Ducket ambulance following the p.m. accident. City Patrolman Bill Pralka said Lhe accident happened as young Rosas was riding in a southwesterly direction on Juan Linn and a car driven by Mrs Hilda Garcia Rendon of Por Lavaca was headed west 01 Port Lavaca Drive. Tho bicycli and the right front fender of th car was the Impact point. A two-car accident in Ihe 400 block of Bloomtngton Highwa Friday night sent Mrs. Allrert Smith, 39, of Route 5, lo Citizen with a whiplash injury of he neck. Mrs. Smith was a passengc in a car driven by her husbanc Jeff Smith, which was slruc (See BOY, Page 6A) Local Railroad Detective Awaits Trial Quietly in Brownsville Jail Advocate Newt Service man who has spent more than two Gregg Kandis in line for birth- decades on the right side of (he oughfare in this coastal city. On March 3, a bandit entered Ihe Triangle Grocery Store at the roof. law as a special C. 0. Durham, not to be out a major rail line, sits done and getting in a good wold for his Advocate Carrier, quietly in a cell of the .Cameron Thomas Oiuna Mrs. H. Fred awaiting the beginning of trial County jail In Brownsville Chica businesses were held up Buckert reminding all Nazareth Monday on five Academy mothers that the date armed robbery. for the fall festival was set for Oct. 14 at the executive .board 52, of Victoria, for 22 years a meeting Ed Sanderson try- ing to do his good deed for .the day but running Into a fewd u b b e d the "Boca Chica obstacles Mr. ami Mn. Bandit." John Bargas, accompanied by Back in March, a bandit Air. and Mrs, Porfirio Perei, off struck swiftly at five places of tf a ralaUvt rf BargM. the extreme weslera end of the bwlevard and held up the lone altendant at gunpoint. The next night four more Boca charges of motel a n d a restaurant. The probably someone who was He is Lorenzo B, Shipp, Jr., la Laredo to attend the wedding business on Boca Chica Boule- bis forehead, dark glasses and vard, nuin tbor. scene in a while Falcon with aiwhite Falcon and had been In radio aerial in the middle of two liquor stores, a luxury loot was small only a few monitoring police radio: broad- hundred dollars overall. A pattern began to emerge. special agent for the Southern Although some of the victims when confronted with a pistol, a genera] description developed who wore a hat pulled low over end. The Cameron Counly sheriff's police department early sus- pected that Ihe bandit was a man more than usually famil- iar with .police procedures casts. For one thing, the bandit al rur one uimg, uic mtwuit vi- UK. IIIVIUUUIB a ________________________________.. ____ .............ways was where the police II ngen detective and a Harlln- Pacific Lines, win has been were understandably r a 111 e d were not. While officers were gen police sergeant. Three o( answering a cal) at a holdup at one end of Boca Chica, the the bandit was a tall man bandit would strike at the other SMpp came under suspicion a gray coat. left tht because be drove a laie model Brownsville at the lime of Ihe holdups. He was invited to a police lineup at the courthouse office and the Brownsville at which five eyewitnesses to Ihe holdups the victims viewed seven men roughly meeting the description of the bandit. The men were all about the same size and to lull Shlpp's suspicions, there were several other'law enforcement officers In the lineup. Including a Har- the live victims immediately picked Shipp as the man who had held them up Shipp was not immediately arrested, and went bark lo his DETECTIVE, Page Devereux Sets Commencement The annual graduation pr gram for seniors at Devereu School will be held at ceremoti les at 4 p.m. Monday at th school at Foster Field. Leo Welder, a member of tl Victoria College Board of Trus tees, will be the speaker, banquet will be held followln the ceremonies when end-r school awards will be made. Richard Danko, chief admi istrator, will give the welcoi ing address. Dr. W. C. Le Ing will be master of cei monies. A program honoring inte mediate students of junior hi age will be held at 5 p.m. Sur day with Ed Duenow as speakei and Dr. Leiding as master ceremonies. Growth of the school durin, the past year has been mos in the 14 lo 16 year age grou At present, the school has a proxlmaUly 160 students. ved an enthusiastic and mellmes thunderous welcome the slreels and in formal ap- arances before members of e AFL-CIO Internallonal La- es Garment Workers Union 'n his main address at a un- n rally. Johnson coupled his ar against poverty with his pes for civl rights. 'We have mounted attack on the final fortresses of pov- ho said. "Your children H live to sea the day when vcrty has been transformed om a real menace to a remote cmory." Then Johnson raised his voice, rosslng each word against an termlltenl din of applause om frankly partisan gar- ent workers, lo declare: We will continue Uie 100- ear struggle lo give every merican of every race and otor equal opportunity in merican society. We havo pro- osed, and under Ihe leadership Sen. Humphrey on this plal- irm, wo will pass the strongest ivil rights bill in AmericanTils- iry." Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, D- primary Saturday. Dlctze re- ceived votes to B. W. Blackwoll's A total of votes were cast. In tho race for DaWIlt County commissioner of Precinct 3, H. R. Mutschler eked out a nine-vole victory over Gilbert Koopmann. Mulschler got 485 votes and Koopman 476, Eddie Zlelonka won the nom- ination for constable of pre- cinct 3, tho Yorktown area, with 476 votes. Ted Logoman re- ceived 388 votes. Joe Pool of Dallas easily carried DeWitt in the race for J.S. congressman-at-largc wilh votes. Robert, W. Baker of Harris County was given voles. ,y The sheriff's race was nip ind tuck all the way with the cad changing hands several Imcs. Blnckwcll and Dlelze (See DIETZE, Page 6A> Baker Leads In Calhoun Advocate Newi Service PORT LAVACA Robert W. Baker of Harris County re- ceived 640 votes and Joe Pool ot Dallas County received 509 in the race for U.S. Represenla- tive-al-large in unofficial re- turns complete in 15 of the 18 Calhoun Counly precincts, Seadrifl, Green Lake and Long Molt notified the county clerk's office that they would nol report until Monday, Incumbent Mac Boyd won Ihe run-off race in Ihe precinct one constable race by 31 voles. Boyd received 393 voles and C. R. (Smitty) Smith received 362. George Bush of Harris Coun- ty received 21 voles and Jack Cox, also ot Harris County, re- ceived five votes In the Repub- lican race for nomination for U.S. Senator to oppose Sen. (Sec JOHNSON, Page 6A) iRalph Yarborough. Stop-Goldwater Drive Renewed CLEVELAND, Ohio )ov. Nelson A. Rockefeller may hold the key to success or failure of last-minute efforts by GOP moderates to head off Sen. Bar- ry Goldwater from the party residential nomination. The New York governor, scheduled to arrive here Sunday or the 56th annual National Jovernors' Conference, is cer- aln to be importuned to throw his weight behind a drive to push Pennsylvania Gov. Wil lam W. Scranlon into a conven- .ion contest with GoWwater. The action of former Presi- dent Dwlght D. Eisenhower in summoning Scranlon to Gettys- burg, Pa., for a discussion of the presidential situation touched off reports that the Pennsyl- vania governor will make him- self more definitely available for the nomination. But con- sensus of governors seems to be that it Is late in (he day for an attempt to put together a coali- tion that could keep the conser- vative Goldwater from walking oil with the nomination. If Scranton edges Into the race with a statement that h< would accept the nomination 1: a majority of delegates want him, Ihe Immediate necessity would be for support 0 gel tho moderates' drive go- ng. That's where Rockefeller might play a leading role. He las 121 convention votes behind 1 Is bid for the nomination, a bid hat seems to have been tor- jcdoed by his defeat at the (See DRIVE, Page 7A) THE WEATHER Clear to partly cloudy and warm Sunday through Monday, Mostly southerly daytime winds at 10 lo 20 m.p.h. Expected Sun- day temperatures: High 93, low 72. Soulh Central Texas: Clear to partly cloudy and continued warm Sunday through Monday. High Sunday 88 to 93. Saturday temperatures: High 95, low 73. Tides (Port Lavaca- Port O'Connor Lows at a.m. and p.m. Highs at p.m. Sunday and a.m. Monday. Barometric pressure at s e a level: 29.86. Sunset Sunday: Sunrise Monday: Thli Information bated on dkta I r o m the U.S. Weather Buraau Victoria   

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