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Advocate (Newspaper) - June 10, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 34 VICTORIA, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY. JUNE Drought Seen Proof of GBRA Needs Source at Canyon Dam Cited in Austin Testimony By ROY GRIMES Advocate Staff Writer Big Drought Year of 1956 in the Guadalupe Valley is due to be relived during the next two days before Dist. Judge Charles 0. Belts of Travis County as the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority builds ils evidence that its only completely dependable source of supply during extended dry years is now Canyon Dam. Nixon Bid Rejected By Romney sun Rolling Along CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) Richard M.' Nixon tried and failed Tuesday to talk Gov. George W. Romney of Michigan into a last-gasp attempt to Bait sen. Barry Goldwater's headlong drive toward the Republican presidential nomination. Romnoy said no to Nixon's urging here at the Nalional Gov- ernors' Conference. Big Edge This left Nixon and Romney jiisi where they were before: Each would accept if next month's Republican convention in San Francisco should tap him on the shoulder for its can- didate. But neither really ex- pects this to happen, and neither is an active candidate now. This also left Goldwater where he was before, with a big, com- fortable edge in" convention del- egate votes and the nomination all but clinched ahead of time. A president and the losing Republican presiden- tial candidate in I960, Nixon told an informal news conference meandering down a hall that he had urged Romney to become an active candidate because that would be the most effective way for him to fight for moderate, progressive principles. Romney said not only Nixon but also some other Republican governors had asked him to jump into the political wars as an active candidate. The gov- ernor said he would consider the urgings. He did, for a while. Not A Candidate The predicate for this testi- mony was laid Tuesday by James A. Cotton, the GBRA's chief consulting engineer since while a preponderance of evidence accumulated against an appeal from the San Antonio City Water Board from a Texas Water Commission permit giv- ing the GBRA what amoiints lo exclusive conservation storage rights at Canyon. Cotton told of experiences along the watershed al Ihe cli- max of a seven-year drought in 1956, when Ihe flow of the Guad- alupe virtually ceased at many points and the vital tributary from Comal Springs at New Braunfels stopped running alto- gether. Heated Testimony Victor A. Bouldin, chief coun- sel for the GBRA in the trial of what may well be its most im- portant legal action, was able to get the line of testimony opened by Cotton into the rec- ord only after overcoming heat- ed objections from John D. Wheeler, the while-haired coun- sel for the San Antonio Cily Water Board. Wheeler started his objections when Cotton began to go into a history of the development of Canyon Dam leading Into an agreement with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers on March 19, 1954, covering the'plan under which the dam was ultimately coristrucled and giving exclusive conservation'storage rights to Ihe GBRA in return' for its pay- ment'of the required local con- tributions. Basis of Case In stating his objections, the San Antonio counsel also took the City Water Board in effect obtained a priority at the Can- yon Dam site when it filed a so- called presentation with the then Then his press secretary, Richard Milliman, strolled into f( press headquarters at the Gov- ernors' Conference and said Romney had told him a couple of minutes before: "I will not be a candidate." "lie is available for a Milliman said, didate. 'but is not acan- Goldwaler, reached by report- counts of the developments in Cleveland were "so mixed up" he hardly knew how to com- ment on them. "I still feel Nixon is my final hurdle, as I have felt all he said. Not Surprised "I'm not surprised that Rom- ney will not run for the presi- dential the Arizo- (See NIXON, Page 9) Finley Burns of Wood-Hi com munity reporting that there is one section of the community that could really use some rain and J. C. Barber of Tivoli making a similar report from his territory Vincent Rub: off at Boot Camp Naval Reserve training for two weeks in San Diego Morris Lazor switch- ing lo peanuts the Rev. R. H. Malhison taking care of a few-minutes Bingham carrying Moody glad to have a friend and a parking place in (he shade for Dr. C. S. _ his color favorite of red over into his new automobile Willie Knykea- dahl in from' his summer job and checking up on friends the John R- Mays back from a visit in OUIne and Luling Mrs. Mabel Ann Miller explain- ing that any food, that is partic- ularly appealing, requires some extra time and effort BUry Murphy m beading for Virginia where he will attend summer school for six weeks BID Kendrick reminding Farm and Ranch Club members of the timely talk by E4 McKay of Waco tonight Navarro, Convention Plans Set By Liberals AUSTIN group of liberal Democrats from 50 Tex- as counties announced Tuesday formation of a committee to push several demands at the stale party convention next week. The group, called the Commit- tee for a Fair and Loyal Con- vention, issued a news'release saying a steering committee and statement of principles termed the basis of the City Water Board's whole case. This on that location back in 1952. This was followed by the filing per for domestic and municipal use from that location, and the set- ting aside of funds from a San way of local contributions. acre-fed, said the attorney, con- stituted a prior right for San Antonio and would have had to be deducted for any water granted from that reservior U any other applicant. The State Board of Water Engineers had no discretion as to the granting San Antonio's rights. Wheel- er contended, since cities were given an absolute priority un- der the state's so-called Wags- laff Act on Ihe granting of wa ter permits. Judge Belts overruled Wheel- er's objection, but agreed to al- low him a running bill of exce tions on all of Cotton's tes mony. The consulting engineer then (See GBRA, Page 7) p- ti- Paving Program To Slow Traffic For or week, at least, residents of some business.. Mrs, Doy large section of Victoria border- ed by Laurent, Ben Jordan, streets will have only one access street, Chief of Engi- neering John Balusek said Tuesday, only by way ot Laurent and Colorado street, Balusek said, because of work on the paving and drainage bond program. "We are trying to get another don't know ai said, whether well Censorship Panel Lays Out Planis For Legal Action STEP FORWARD Production Supt. R. F. Hambright, left, looks on as Press Room Foreman Richard Morton and Pressman George Tip- ton, right, lower' part of The Advo- ----------------------------------4 cale's new printing facilities into place atop the existing Goss tubular press. The new press units will in- crease printing capacity by 50 per cent. (Advocate Photo) Advocate Installs New Press Units Capacity of The Advocate since the present newspaper printing press is being increased 50 per cent this week with the installation of two new 4-page units to the existing four units. Richard Morton, press room by The Advocate management Foreman, explained that adtli- lion of the two new units will enable The Advocate to print one 24-page section at a time, in place of the present, 16-page maximum. were chosen at a meeting day night. >iples Mon- The announcement marks a stepped-up effort of supporters of U.S. Sen. Ralph Yarborough, D-Tex.; to push for the June 6 convention to show j port for President program as well as his candi- dacy.- ._____________ Forces of Gov. John Connally, occasion to state what he who say they have at least lo print 20-page, sections with one or two colors, and 16-page sections in three oV: four colors. units-are Being "in1- stalled by Elwood i Miley, press- man for the Democrat under the supervision ff eri room staff: This is the f i r s t Seals, George Tipton Harold expansion of the press facilities Golden and Robert Commings of the convention votes, favor supporting Johnson with- position, said Wheeler, is that out committing themselves to his program or the Democratic Party platform to be adopted at Ihe national'convent! on. Conn al- ly has spokca against several State Board of Water Engineers portions of the civil rights bill L..L The committee's statement of principles contains goals first outlined by Yarborough before (lie May 9 county conventions, where delegates to the state convention were selected. Texas AFL 010 President Antonio bond issue to pay for Hank Brown warned several whatever was required in t h e weeks ago failure to adopt the proposals could result i.n "a Wheeler argued that this gave rump, or second, Texas delega- San Antonio a priority as to any permit for water from that lo- cation, and therefore carried over lo any contract for c o n- stuction of the dam with the _ federal government. This Francis Williams, Houston; tion lo the national Democratic convention. Brown is a member of the committee's steering commit- tee. Others are Bill Kilgarlin Mike McKool, Dallas; Albert Pena Jr., San Antonio; Roy Engelke, Galveston; George (See PLANS, Page 9) quarters at 311 E. Constitution St. was completed In 1949. The two new units, purchased in California, mark anolher step to keep pace with the commu- nity itself, Work began Monday, and will be completed Thursday or Fri- way without any interruption of _. ._, The Advocate's daily schedule. It win enable The Advocate The new presses are expected to be test-run Thursday. Installation of Ihe now units will require modification of-Ihe electronic control'panol ns a substantial operating er Increase, Morton said; '.Members of Ihe staff" in addition lo lo Morion are Preslon Salziger, Gllberi pow Losing DeWitt Candidate May Ask Vote Recount Advocate News Service CUERO Gilbert Koopmann, DeWitt County commissioner candidate who lost the second Democratic primary by only nine voles last Saturday, said Tuesday he did hot yet know if he will take action that could result in a recount of the votfis. Koopmann apparently lost out in his bid for the nomination of' commissioner for Precinct 3 to H. R. Mutschlcr, who polled 485 voles. Koopmann received 476. Koopmann met Tuesday with the democratic vote canvassing committee, which certified re- sults of the four races that were on the ballot. The committee, which checks FOR 30 DAYS Yorktown Petition For Bank Deferred Advocate News Service AUST1N-A group of York- town businessmen Tuesday told the state Banking Board that another bank in their town would create healthy. competi- tion for the bank already there and boost trade by keening more of the banking business at home. It of cooperation between the people and the First National Bank, and I think we. should have a bank of our own." Roland Kraege, Yorktown druggist, and director of the proposed bank, said he former- ly kept the blank checks of only Yorktown banks on his counter, voting precinct, came up with the same figures unofficially reported the night of the elec- tion 485 for Mutschlcr anc 476 for Koopmann. Precinct 3 includes the York- town Nordheim area of the county. Mufschler and Koop- mann got into the runoff by having the largesl number of voles in a field of four candi- dates in the May 2 primary. The present commissioner Joe Gras, was not a candidate for re-election. Koopmann said Tuesday he would contact district Judge Joe Kelly of Victoria and sources of information in the commissioner precinct before deciding what to do. Asked if he suspected vollne irregularities or just a math cmatical error in counllng by precinct workers, Koopmann said he did not care lo com ment until after contacting Kelly and other persons. Five voting boxes are in the commissioner precinct. Mutsch They stated their case for.; the and now keeps checks of 10 proposed munily. new Yorktown Oom- whlch would be banks for customer use. Kraege said he believes re- tail trade follows banking inter- est, and that this Is taking York- town and nearby attended the application for a state bank charter. The application was opposed First N'ational This section will havi> rs aona an c ,w own-. a one and a half hour hearing, a three man board took the application under study and deferred its decision town, Oswald Jonischkief, lumber man and also a proposed' di- rancher and rector, said he thought there Is wn, has been general dissatisfaction and proposed M president of t h lack of confidence among York for 30 da J.O.' days, J new Trfible said that the M failure of Home State Bank Yorktown fa 1J57 hurt the town anTthaTsoVrfiK wTe Stt WtfWE at the dad Street and Azalea, fromland C u r o Street, Balusek said, "I don't think there U a splr- cities to do their shopping as well as their banking, T. J. Koopmaan, auto deal- er and another proposed di- rector, said that some of his of car buyers are getting out of town financing and are having trouble securing loans in York- town people in the editing DiShongh, president rational Bank, offered banks. Henry First Ni tertimony and evidence to sup-l port his position that bU bank u serving the people, that there (See PETITION, Icr arid carried Nordheim, Davy Cabeza, and Koopmann carried the West Yorktown anc Gruneau boxes. Following is Iho vote tabula- tion by box: .West Yorklown Mutschler, (See RECOUNT, Page 7; 5 Victorians On SA1''Board. Five Victoria men have been Icctcd lo Ihe board of gover- nors of the Southwest Agricul- tural Institute it San Antonio according to Dr. Judd Morrow, president of the agricultural anc livestock research organization They are D, H. Braraan, Clau de K. McCan, Dennis Tom O'Connor Jr., and M. vey Weil. Dr. Morrow said they will Join with other board members to dJ- SAt. He announced the opening of square feet ot new labora- tory facilities to acoomodate ex- panded research programs bi soil science, animal and plan: physiology. Additional staff apbointmenli are also planned Barron. to keep pace vritti the program. 20 Cento May Seek Literature Injunction Meeting Set For Decision By HENRY WOLFF JR. Advocate Writer Preparations were made Tues- day evening by the Board of Review for Juvenile Readers to seek legal action against the selling of literature It deems objectionable for young read' ers. In a lengthy 2'A-hour session, ;he board, which was minus a quorum, discussed steps It might take against such lilora- lure. Mayor Kemper Williams Jr. was called at home and asked to appear lo present his views, since the board had learned earlier in the meeting trom City Alty. Argyle McLach- Ian fiat the mayor voiced an objection to a step suggest- ed a previous session. It involved the use of juvenile to purchaso material that the board felt to be illegal under the city ordinance rela- ting lo the distribution of magazines and books to juven- iles. Injunction Steps Williams advised the board that it might bo accused of en- trapment by using this melhod to achieve ils goals and sug- gested that steps to get an Ir, junction against the .sale o such literature might prove more satisfactory. He. said they would g -would let oM enough steam so they can gain the margin to halt the 74-day-old filibuster, longest In history, Around Ctack However, the Senate became Contract OK'd For Alcoa Job H. B. Zachry Co. of Son An- tonio has been awarded c o n- tracl for removal ot some three million cubic yards of earth at embroiled In what looked like Iho Alcoa Point Comfort Works nil speechmak- for a mud lake reservoir, Alcoa r officials confirmed Tuesday. A spokesman said the reser- voir, a waste material recep- tacle, will serve the Point Com- fort alumina refining plant. Work is expected to begin Inter this month and be completed in lata 1864. Tho company spokesman de- clined lo state Urn contract amount, but it reportedly was "about a contract." Pat Cawthon was named by the Zachry company as project superintendent, and the fob will bring five families of the con trading firm to the area. Tally Wildcat Third Deepest Amerada Petroleum Corp, No. 1 R. F. Tally wildcat in the Wood Hi Community Is now Ihe world's third deepest hole. It was last reported drilling at feet on a o o t permit. However, depth reports ore believed backdated. CALCULATED GUESS First Family's Wealth Estimated at Million WASHINGTON (AP) Lat- est estimate of the wealth of LBJ, Lady Bird, and the girls: Nine million dollars, and go- ing up. This means that the Lyndon B. Johnsons are among the wealthiest dwellers in (he White House since George Washington. The first president was so well-heeled In land, slaves and tobacco that rumors spread in the army that he would finance the whole Revolution himself. One estimate Is that It would take million, at today's called Capital Cable, and Barron UIKe IvuajF D prices, to buy the land Washing- ton owned, But he was frequent- ly short of cash. President John F. Kennedy, son of one of the country's rich- est'men, is reported to have left million when he died. And Herbert Hoover is reported to be worth a lot more than that, reel the expansion plans f o r though of course he isn't saying. Pit i. a _i" i ._. f .1 _ i __ A clue; however, U that Hoover had about million as far back U In a report by staff writer John "The Johnson holdings m vteta and radio itatioos, land, banks and slocks now are worth more than Barron wrote, "and a ruling issued by the Federal Communications Commission last April could greatly increase iheir value." Elaborating on tho latter refer ence, Barron noted that this spring the FCC "voled to con- tinue probably fatal restrictions upon an Austin television cable firm which is competing against one allied with the Johnson company." The Johnson-affiliated firm is figures It probably will drive ils rival out of town. If this hap- pens, he said, Capital Cable's And the Johnson company has an option to buy half of Capital Cable at a price which will be well under a million dollars. The Star previous Johnsonian wealth summaries The newest estimate of toe in the Wai! Street Journal and Johnson fortune came Tuesday U.S. News i World Report- In the Washington Evening Star show that Lady Bird Johnson invested in a rundown Austin radio station and built it up Into a considerable broad- (See WEALTH, Page 1> ing iigainsl (he bill spearheaded by one of I Is Southern foes, Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W. Va. He announced he was armed with a 200-page-plus speech and was prepared lo speak around the clock. The leaders salrf they still planned to vote at 11 a.m.. but there was some question wheth- er, if Byrd were still talking Ihen, he could be made to yield the floor before noon, the nor- mal hour of starting a new con- gressional day. Byrd got a helping hand before his speech from Sen- Al- bert Gore, D-Tenn., who plead- ed at length for holding off clo- luro until after modification of provisions permitting withhold- Ing of federal funds to areas deemed guilty of discrimination. Jury Trials In the first voting on the bill In over a month, the Senate: 1. Adopted 51 lo -18 an amend- ment by Sen. Thruston B. Mor- ion, R-Ky-, to guarantee jury trials for criminal contempt un- der all provisions of the bill ex- cent In voting rights cases. 2. Rejected 56 to 40 an effort by Sen. Bourko B. HIckenlooper, R-fowa, to ellmlnale authority for the U.S. commissioner of education to help finance the training of teachers and others to handle problems created by school integration. 3. Smothered 64 to 33 a pro- posal by Sen. Sam J. Erviri Jr., D-N.C., to strip from the bill its section to bar discrimination by employers, employment agen- cies and unions on grounds of race, color, religion, national (See SENATE, Page THE WEATHER Partly cloudy and warm Wednesday through Thursday wllh a few scattered light show- crs. Winds from the south at 10 to 20 m.p.h. Expected Wednes- day temperatures: High 94, low 78. South Central Texas: Partly cloudy Wednesday and Thure- cventual worth could be between day with a few light million and million, ac- near the coast. Higti Wednesday cording to broadcasting industry 90-100. Temperatures Tuesday: High Tides' (Port Lavaca-Port O'Connor High p.m. and low at p.m. Wednesday, Next high bo> at a.m., and next law at p.m. Thursday. Barometric prwiun at level: 29.84. Sunset Wednesday: Sun- rise Thuriday: Thli Information Tom US, T i
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