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   Advocate (Newspaper) - June 12, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 36 TELEPHONE HI 5-H51 VICTORIAj TEXAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 1964 Established 14 Cents Last GBRA Arguments Due Today Testimony Completed By ROY GRIMES Advocate Slaft Writer hours of argu- ments, three on each side, have been allotted by Dist. Judge Charles 0. Bells of Travis Coun- ty to wind up trial Friday of the San Antonio City Water Board's dogged fight to upset the Guad- alupe-Blanco River Authority rights to its brand-new Canyon Dam above New Braunfels. Four days of testimony was concluded late Thursday by Vic- tor A. Bouldin of Houston, gen- eral counsel (or the GBRA, de signed to give an overwhelming weight of evidence that the Tex- as Water Commission is entire- ly correct in granting the river authority what amounts to ex- clusive rights (a conservation storage in the new reservoir on the Guadalupe. 1 Extended time for lengthy ar- guments was allowed by Judge Belts because his ruling on points of law and evidence in- volved in this case may have Ihe ultimate effect of writing what amounts to new water law in Texas. Granted in '57 In its attack on Ihe GBRA's established rights, San Antonu clioso to forego an anticipafec asiault on the substantial cvi dence under which the GBRA; rights were granted by the State Board of Water Engineer back in 1957. Instead, the Citj Water Board's chief counsel John D. Wheeler, and his asso ciate, A. W. Worthy Jr., di reeled their case to a claim o priority on Ihe Canyon Dan site because San Antonio hac tiled a presentation on thai lo cation in 1952. They are also relying on provision of the so-called Wag staff Act of 1931 which purport lo give the human needs oE city such as San Antonio para mount rights lo go out and ob tain a water supply whereve it might be found. The San An tonio attorneys contend that th exercise of this right to ge waler for domestic and munic pal purposes is superior to .a other claims, and also indue the right of eminent domai with the right to condemn sue sources of waler supply. TWC Permit On the GBRA side, it ha been pointed oul that the TW permil calls for acre-fe of water per year from Canyo Dam for domestic and munic pal purposes, Ihe same pu poses on which San Anton bases its claim, and that 11 whole Guadalupe River basin dependent upon this supply. Two industrial witnesses fro Victoria, R. P. Barry, pla manager for the Union Carbic Corp. near Seadrifl, and Me ris Shattuck, manager of I E. I. du Pont de Nemours an Co. plant near Victoria, testified that a repetition of the Big Drought Year of 1956 along the Guadalupe, without a depend- able source of supply from Can- yon Dam, might prove disas- trous as far as any further exlensivc development along the lower Guadalupe is concerned. Civil Rights Changes Fought Off Senators Cut Oratory Short WASHINGTON CAP) The Senate, wilh its bipartisan lead- ership in firm control of Ihe vot- ing, beat down by solid margins Thursday a succession of efforts to make major changes In the civil righls bill. Tho only amendments ap- proved wilh the leadership acquiescence were described generally as clarifying. Several were accepted by voice voles. The rapid-fire voting was punctuated by only brief flurries of oratory with senators ra- tioning their words mostly jn seconds and occasionally in sparing minutes. Each senator is limited to a total ol one hour of talk on the bill and all amendments under the historic clolure clamped down Wednes- day lo end llie Dixie filibuster. Increase of Tax Rate In Bloomington Likely O J TEXAS DEMOCRATS Liberal Bolt Proposed If LBJ Program Nixed Sen. Guards Time Sam J. Ervin Jr., D- QUESTIONED Marina Oswald, widow of Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assassin of President Kennedy, was questioned Thursday in Washing- ton about a report that her late husband threat- ened to kill Richard M. Nixon. She is shown .with her two children, 8-month-old Rachel and three- year-old June Lee at their home in Richardson, a Dallas suburb, before leaving for Washington. (AP Photo) Marina Queried On Nixon Threat WASHINGTON (AP) A blocked any attempt on Nixon's N.C., who offered one amend- ment after another, guarded his time by saying nothing about some of them before they were voted on. Amendments rejected as the Senate drove toward expected inal action on the bill next veek, included these: 68 to 21 by Ervin to nullify public accommoda- :ource close to the commission nvestigating the assassination 3f President Kennedy confirmed Thursday that Marina Oswald vis questioned about a report .hat her late husband threatened :o kill Richard M. Nixon. But he declined to say what answers the widow of Lee Har- vey Oswald gave when ques- ioned about this report and a companion one that she had Tax Values Studied by Port Panel Advocate News Service PORT LA VAC discussion on possible re-appraisals and re- evaluations of properties for tax purposes was one of the main topics of discussion at the dis- trict school board meeting Thursday night. This was ap- >roached from both the individ- ual standpoint and from the joard of equalization of Ihe school district. J. D. Sandlin, owner-operalor of Ihe Surf Motel, requested tax relief on his property. He staled be had rendered it on the basis Barry said lhal a dependable of a reasonable value on today's ife by locking her husband in lis room. Kennedy was slain in Dallas last Nov. 22. Nixon, a former vice president and 1060 Republi- can presidential nominee, visited Ihe city on Nov. 21, Ihe day of Ihe reported room-lock- ing episode. Sirs. Oswald spent nearly six hours teslifying before the com- mission Thursday and official sources would not say whether she was questioned about the re- ported incident. Mrs. Oswald refused to discuss her testimony. Federal and local police offi- cials are convinced that Oswald killed the president, Iwo days before Oswald was fatally shot by Jack Ruby. Mrs. Oswald told newsmen she still is convinced her husband was the president's assassin. he entire lions tille. 47 to 34 by Ervin lo knock out Ihe attorney general's broad authority lo intervene rights suits brought by individ- uals. Rooming Houses 51 lo 35 by Sen. John Sher- man Cooper, K-Ky., lo make the exemption in Ihe public accom- modations section rooming houses with 10 rooms or less instead of five rooms or less, as the bill now provides. 56 lo 25 by Ervin to elim- inate authority for the attorney general to make with states lo certify "thai Ihey are in compliance wilh the liter- acy test for voting under the AUSTIN (AP) The liberal- conservative fuss over Ihe scat- ing of contested delegations at next Tuesday's stale Democrat- ic convention gathered steam Thursday. State Democratic Commitec- man Maury Maverick of San Anlonio recommended (hat Tex- liberals send a rump delega- ion to Iho party's national con- vent if the liberal Bexar Coun- .y delegation is not seated and he stale conclave passes reso- lutions againsl President John son's program. Maverick emphasized the pro- posal came from him personal- ly, and he was indefinite about exactly what he had in mind. Meanwhile, State Democratic Chairman Frank Erwin named the credentials subcommittee which will screen the seven con- City; Giirrctt Morris, Fort Vorlh; Mrs. Dean Turner, Hen- Icrson, and iaingertiold testing delegations. Appointed were Joe Enlzminger, Bay Marvin Austin Walson, Attorney Davis had been named! previously lo head the group, Competing delegations were 'ormcd in Dallas, Bexar, Har- ris, Hutchlnson, Randall, Ed- wards and Sherman counties. Forces of Gov. John Connally claim a clear majority of the convention votes. In a statement Wednesday, Harris County Chairman Bill Kilgarlin, a liberal leader, snid the state executive committee "has failed lo allot enough time for contesting delegation claims to be heard." He said plans (or distributing credentials to con- tested delegations "look like an nllcmpl lo keep loyal Demo- cratic delegates from getting on the convention Iloor in time to take part in proceedings." Erwin said in a statement that It appears Kilgarlin did not read Ihe delegates information bulletin. lie said the credentials group will devole "Ihe entire lay before the convention lo icarlng evidence regarding Ihe Iclegalions from Ihe seven counlies in dispute." "Only the delegates from the seven contested delegations can- icl be distributed al an earlier time because the SDEC will nol approve the temporary roll of convention until il meels at on the morning of Ihe con- acl. 66 lo 24 by Sen. Russell B. Long, D-La., to repeal the 1962 lousing order by the late Presi dent John- F. Kennedy which homes financed PHA insurance or VA g !ees in the future must be sold on a nondiscriminatory basis. 51 lo 31 by Ervin lo strike out a section of .the bill which aermits a defendant lo appeal from a federal district court or- (Sce RIGHTS, Riglit-of-Way Agreed Upon supply from Ihe Guadalupe is (Sec GBRA, Pnge 6) Mrs. B. Carncs home wilh Ihe measles Charles Pozzi reporting that bis community could use a good rain Billy Kyle reporling on Port O'Con- nor as a weekend vacation spol Gary Hnsclau of Cape- town, Africa, a recent guest of the Boh Friedels the J. B. Wilsons poslcarding from Vic- tor, N. Y., where they are on vacation Jo Ann Pozzi, Sandra Taylor and Mary Brod- ericks due to arrive in New York City and the World's Fair today Jo Eb.uiQ home from San Anlonio and re- covering from recent surgery Mrs. Mary Lou Davis en joying watching friends getting in and out of their autos and sympathizing with them under their burdens Mrs. Irene Teriham looking for some horse shoes lo play the game by Ihe same name at the Pilot Club Picnic on June 22 Jessie Dean writing from summer camp in Hunt that the weather is hot even at night Leroy Weber glad the season for corn and black-eyed peas has final laying over a fair share of taxes according lo value and income. As a general relief to the in- (Scc VALUES, Page 6) ly arrived M. G. "Sally" Lewis due for birthday congrat illations today Hal back at work after spending parl of his vacation in school am the family taking a trip to Eas Texas Vlaceat Fritz dis counting unbelievable parls o friend's wild tales Sarah Schaefer invited for coffee am coding up with the check, Allen Dulles, acting chairman of the commission in the sence of Chief Justice city and Victor Warren, said Ibere were no significant differences in the testimony Ihe 22-year-old, Russian-lorn widow gave Thursday and icr previous four-day appearance several months ago. Dulles told reporters, "We had a very good talk. We went over some new points. "We have learned a great deal about the case since Mrs. Oswald was here before. agreement on of-way question and without going before demnafion commissio had been named by C Judge Wayne Hartma Ally. Argyle McLachlE Thursday. McLachlan said tha "came down quite a bi price he was asking fi off the front of a resid where the city needs were areas we didn't Street, and terms wilh him." The commission is in the final stage of its investigation and expects to present its reporl cily altorney di now much the city pa properly, mil indicate a few in linfc with oth When asked by in the same a whether she was home is Im about the reported threat to of the Souther (Sce MARINA, Page on North Nav GIRLS, FLOATS, market during the prescribed time, only to be informed by letter it was not acceptable He stated the properly was still on the tax rolls at its original valuation as of nine years ago He explained that motel income was dependent upon traffic, am that when he purchased the property six and one half years ago Main Street was the main raffle artery and that it was ic most modern motel in the i rea. During the Interval the open-i ng of the new Highway 35 by-' Dass has traffic, vhich materially affected his in- :ome and that land values had hifted to the by-pass area, ________ vhere land'which sold at colorful floats, high-sfepping per acre was on the tax roll at 280. He said he felt he was Advocate News Service YOAKUM Pretty girls, House Approves Pay Raise Bill WASHINGTON (AP) The which said, "no, to a pay raise n March, voted increases for members of Con- jress on Thursday in passing a big federal pay raise bill.. A 243-157 roll-call vote re versed the earlier action ani sent to Ihe Senate a bill that would boost salaries o( 1.7 mil lion federal employes by a lotal of million. U would mean about a year more for letter carriers and postal clerks, and abou a year additional for the average Bovcrnment secretary But the biggest boosts would be in the upper brackets. >ands and a variety of other enlries will participate in Ihe. Grand Tom-Tom parade at 4 ).m. Friday in downlown Yoa- tum, according to Paul Gust- wick, chairman. Husly Lynn Miller, 15, daugh- ter ol Mr. and Mrs. Russell Miller of Hallettsville, was crowned the 10th annual Tom Tom rodeo and several riding groups queen in the first event for this year Thursday evening. The rodeo began after the contest. Miss Miller, who was riding a horse also named was Ihe queen of Ihe Cuero Youth Ilotleo last summer Judges chose horsemanship, Ihe winner attire and pearance and showmanship. She was selected from a rec ord number of 11 enlries, sau Vernon Thompson, chairman o the contest. He was assisted b> Tom Bcnbow. City commissioners will serve as honorary marshalls for the parade. The Naval Air Com mand Band will lead the event which is expected to have more than 30 floats, 10 bands, many n A n Sher-ake the accom-ply to rooms Talk than o elim-llorney x men Is al Ihey la News Service CUERO A meeting for all lourly-paid employes of Guadalupe Valley Cotton Mills, works projects clir Thursday by the mittee in Washington, Th< The money for four ie uicr-der vole Wednesday lo in an over-all ap if they want the ssellB. the 1962 e Union of America, AP CIO, to act as their collective barbaining agent, will be Cuero f 3 p.m. d with guaran-be meeting, called by I h e plant employes organizing com-iniltee, will bo held at the basis, o strike 1 of Guadalupe Catholic Church catechetical center. Purpose of the meeting is Ihe ourt or-t A. Blackwell. international represent a live of the Textile Workers Union, will be present lo answer questions during and after the meeting. The date for the election Ncwi Service CUERO A budge ncludlng approximately or employe pay raises, was a iroved by city council Tluir oy nighl. The budget Is t ie fiscal year lhal slarU on May 26 during a 1. Hybner a right-settled a of labor and managemen representatives. The informa conference was presided over by B. P. Mueller of the National Labor Relations Board's 23rd regional office in manager Jim Fulton sa t least two-thirds of the mon judgelcd for raises will sed lo give Ihe cily a mil mum hourly wage of I said about 12 or 13 of the cily 275 and 250 full-lime employes get Ie o u n 1 and maintenance an hour. Ci t expected lo be eligible lowest wage presently b n s a i in the paid is an hour. hours will be from new minimum wages a on 3 p.m. and from to to be paid starting th r19 to give workers on lev' enlial shifts an opportunity said olher raises w Ballots will he cast made at the discretion of 1 ve loading platform in front city manager under 1 mill supply of cily council. Thu not saj d for pre-election conference wi' be held at p.m. was Fulton's last regu meeting with council. He w that During the conference, Friday lo go lo work agent will instruct manned apacecrafl cen on Iheir duties, Houston. ated jus i will be inspected and th employer will make new budget is higher than last year's. Ful votins the Increase is caused r by pay raises and p of new equipment. heard an audit rep Paul Lucas, Cuero CPA, no action, since it was rade lime Mayor Bill Na and Ihe councilmen had seen written report of the audit. Lucas reported an Increase money received in 1963 g clowns nlestanti Is, Iher horsemen. One of Iho highlights of th Friday evening rodeo to !9C2. Although lax rale remained the s n IT increased valuations hroughi gs ance in the local arena will for fiscal 1963. Col Erwin said. LlilUll. "Unlike g of aid. Ihe irresponsible spokesmen for Iho Democratic coalition, the members ol the Stale Democratic Executive Committee and its sub-commit 13-Cerit Hike To Be Proposed Oil Reserves Value Lowered By liHUCR I'ATTON Advociilc Staff Writer The Blpominglon Independent School District faces a probable lax increase from lo per valuation for the fiscal year beginning Sept. l, Claude B. Mullins, superintendent, sail! Thursday. Mullins snid he expected to recommend the 13-cent increase at Hie public budget hearing al 8 p.m. Monday in Bloominglon High School auditorium. Increased expenditures are not Ihe reason making Ihe lax bike necessary, he said. Deple- tion of oil reserves Is expecled to knock llje valuation of th tee on credentials have not pre- judged Ihe merits of the. seven contcsls. Neilher the SDEC nor (Sec PROGRAM, 1'cijje 6) school district down approxi- mately Remain Same Evaluation for the current school year is for the district. Budgoled expenditures for Ihe district during Ihe current fiscal year, as set last year, is 988. Mosl Hems on the budget lo be adopted for next year will remain Ihe same, Mullins said, cxccpl for approximately to be added for operation of tho school plant. Mullins Indicated ha expected the Iplal budget figure to be ap- proximately Largest figure' In Ihe budget Is set aside for instruc- tional cosls, including teachers' Texas waler projects. For Can Hi Most significant of the ap- propriations was one for for Hie Victoria Bargo Canal, "That amount should be enough to complete the proj cct, so apparently thoy mean to finish it up next said Engineer Bill Klotz of lack- wood, Andrews and Newnam. The Malagorda Ship Channel project of vital Importance to both Cnlhoun. and Victoria counlies received a supplemen- tal appropriation ot and a appropriation for Canyon Reservoir should just about wrap up that project on which the floodgates were closed lo begin the impounding of water earlier this monlh. Study Funds Survey funds of were appropriated for studies on the Guadalupe and San Antonio rivers. This apparently is lo cover a Ihe preliminary feasibility study on making tho Guadalupc-San An- tonio navigable to San An- tonio, as was requested by San Antonio last year. salaries. Tho figure compares with for the current year. 47 On Staff The district currently has 47 on Us professional slatf. includ- ing superintendent, principals, teachers, and olher personnel. Tho district has qualified for the addition of one now teacher, Mullins said, Approximately 15 new teach- ers will be needed as rcplace- mcnls for the next school year, Mullins said. Paul J. Lewis, Incoming su- perintendent of the district, said it a Board of Education meet- ing Monday night that he ex- uded lo have tho bulk of new teachers needed under contract by tiio next regular meeting of the bqnrd, set for July B. Mulling will assume Lewis' former duties July 1 as super- intendent of the Garwood In- dependent School District at Gnrwood, in Colorado County. He has been the Bloomington superintendent for the past 10 years. During Ihe past year, of Ihe tax rate, 00 cents has gone for maintenance, and 47 cents for bonds. Mullins noted thai more than one-third of income, Today's Chuckle "It's not that I really the golfer explained, "ll's Jusl thai I play tor my health, and the low score makes me feel heder." or 34.3 per cent, has gone for retirement of debt. Debt service during the com- ing year Is expected to be about only slightly less than during the current year. A total of has been budgeted for pupil transporta- tion, Including salary for bus drivers, replacement of ve- hicles, and expenses of operat- ing buses. A new bus has al- (See HATE, Page (i) THE WEATHER Partly cloudy and continued warm Friday and Saturday, with a few widely scattered day- :ime showers..Southeast winds calf scramble in which some .7 FFA and 4-H members will be chasing eight calves. They are Glen Rudolph, Jimmy Wagner, Glen Wurm, Bruce Nickle, Danny Stephens, Charles Havlik, Edward Davis, Travis Wagner, Donald Immenhauser, Glenn Leisl, John Hansel Jr., 12 lo 22 m.p.h. Expecled Friday Jimmy -Kocian, Gregory Wag- temperatures: Low 76, high South Central Texas: Partly cloudy and warm Friday anc Saturday wilh widely scattered mostly daytime showers and a few Lhundershowers. High Fri day 88-98. Temperatures Thurs- day: High 94, low 77. Tides (Porl Lavaca For I O'Connor Lows at p.m. and p.m., highs a p.m., and a.m. Satur day. Barometric pressure at s e a level: 29.88. Sunset Friday sunrise Saturday Thli fnformnUon on data from Ihe U.S. Weather Buna1 Victoria Olllce. Wulket KlMWIUH, Public Schools Earn 19 New Teacher Units ner, Jimmy Mudd, Dennis Wen ske, Eugene Ebncr Jr. and Reginald Guetlner. Donors of scramble calves are Walter Coldewey, Yoakum Lions Club, William Borchers, Hallettsville Livestock Commis- sion. A. W. Lilley and others, Yoakum Rotary Club, Cuero Livestock Commission and Hor- ace Boothe. Thosa assisting Guslwick wilh the parade are Fritz Snare A. B. Cain, Lee Pargmarin Arno Rudolph, Felix M a r e k John Leopold, L. J. Pish, Jack Houpb, Edmund Frels, Clellys St. Clalr and Tom Benbow. A carnival Is operating In town during the Tom-Tom cele oration. ions in 1902 amounted to The Victoria Independent School District's average dally attendance (ADA) has shown a significant increase for Ihe fifth straight year, Supt. C. 0. Chan- The tax rale is ?1.60. Prop- aier said Thursday. (Sec BUDGET, Page 6) Scran ton Seen Seeking New Bid HARIUSBURG, Pa. (AP) Pennsylvania Gov. William W Scranton will announce Friday 1C will seek the Republican nomination for president, sources close to him reported Thursday night. The ADA, a formula used lo determine the number of leach- ers for which a school dislricl is eligible lo receive slate aid, is Ihe total attendance for the year divided by the number of days taught. In Victoria's case this year, the aggregate white allendance was divided by 170 ___________ by days of schoolj for an ADA of The net ADA, after subtracting students In special education classes and other The sources said the governor arc-as not eligible for the state will tell Ihe Maryland Republi can convention Friday after- aid, was Lost year Ihe net, or refined, the issue Is settled. The move would put Scranton, in direct opposition lo U.S. Sen, Barry Goldwator, R-Ariz.. who holds a commanding lead GOP National Convention in San Francisco next month. noon thnt he will go inlo the ADA figure for while students fight for the nomination until was The refined ADA figure for Ihe VISD's Negro students was 902.47; lasl year it was 859.84. The stale provides approxi- mately 76 per cenl ol loca' in Ihe bailie for delegates at the teachers' salaries, through Ihe Minimum foundation program The school district is entitled o one teacher for every 2G stu- dents in average daily attend- nce. This year's ADA increase will make the school district eligible 'or 17 additional teachers for while students, and two more 'or Negro students. Chandler said it marked the fiflh straight i-ear IJie district has gained Be- ween 15 and 20 additional eachers. Chandler released Ihe figures n his annual report to the, state Commissioner of Education, which is the official request for ADA aid and which is required by law of all school districts. The report also discloses that the school district had a total membership of while stu- dents, and S92 Negro students, for a total of The aver- age percentage of attendance for both races was 94, up slight- ly from hist year's 93.6 per cent for whites and 93 per cent for Negroes. This also helped to contribute t" tho ADA Increase, since the ADA figure is based on attend- ance only, and not total membership.   

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