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   Advocate (Newspaper) - June 16, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                [MILLION DOLLAR JUMP m im mi umiiHumiiittum 1111 Crop Prospects in County Rise in Wake of General, Soaking Rain UPtVmV _ v By HENRY WOLFF JR. Advocate Staff Writer Crop prospects took t dollar jump in Victoria County Suday and Monday as soaking rates blanketed about three-fourths of county, reported D. B. Me-Combs, county extension ag-enl. McCombs said overall crop' prospects at this much different than last an optimk-> Ue report compared to those com ing from the ageal during the past .two weeks, hi which he Indicated the county's agricultural income would take a drastic drop this year unless rain came SOOB. Though the overall outlook has taken on a appearance, there Is we Kctioa the country that was again slighted moisture', Farmers and ranchmen in the southwest region, or the area around Kemper City, are still without enough moisture to push drought stricken crops to maturity. This area has been passed over by rains all year, as ,11 was last Ike remainder the 'cwmty, the rainfall was fairly general, McCoinbs said.- His had of IVt (o iwo'taches at Nursery, Jtt V 4Vt tt Tree and Wosd HI, ever four inches at Inei and tV, inches in the Bloomington and areas. Farmers and ranchmen in the vicinity badly in need of this rain, MeCombCsaM, since 'their area was teH dry >y spotty showers during the latter part of May, which were beneficial In some other communities, One Bloomington farmer toW the ageut that this moisture will probably boost his milo yield by 350 to 400 pounds an rain will help mature grain sorghqra ind corn McCombs said. "We .can go ahead and make a cotton crap on II." With exception of cotton crops have not sufficed much, and McCombs believes the crop may equal last year's in production, barring unforeseen said cwnty-wHe grain sorghnm cmuUtCJM al this lime compare favorably with last year, but a somewhat lower com yield can be expected, since rainfall came loo late In many instances to bring out the' crop. "This rain was very beneficial to our McCombs said. "It win have a leadewy to i law down Ike grasshopper dua-ige (o crops." Dry range condition! hava caused grasshopper hifeata-tlons to move into fields from deteriorating pastaret during the past weeks. Despite the lack of raWatt In the Kemper City area, (See CROP, Page 7) THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 40 TELEPHONE HI 5-1451 VICTORIA, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 1964 EtUbllihtd IMS Surprise Rail Strike Snuffed Out Restraining Orders Issued By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS State and federal judges is- sued temporary restraining or- ders Monday afternoon that ap- parently snuffed out a strike which had paralyzed rail traffic over much of Texas less than 12 hours earlier. The surprise strike began at 6 a.m. Monday when pickets 01 'the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen appeared at various Texas points. Other brother- hoods honored the picket lines and trains halted all across the slate. Traffic was expected to start Moving again by early Tuesday in light of the court orders ob- tained by the carriers. Grievances Cited Railroads struck were the Missouri Pacific, Southern Pacific, Missouri-Kan- Port Termin- al Railway of Houston and Tex- as-Mexican. Operations of the Santa Fe, Rock Island and Burlington were not affected by the walk- out. In all, the strike Idled to trainmen in 12 states and :wcsl of St. Louis......... Several grievances were cited by Ihe BRT. However, the long- disputed feud over firemn was not an issue in Monday's strike. Sought Relief Passenger traffic was snarled over much of Texas, as well as including many carloads of freshly harvested grain from the Midwest en route 'to Gulf ports. After brakemen, yardmasters and switchmen struck, Ihe af fected carriers sought relief in the courts. The first temporary restrain ing order came from State Dist Judge Clarence Guittard in Dal las on behalf of the Katy Later U. S. Dist. Judge Joe Ingraham in Houston granted an order asked by the Southern Pa- cific. Hearing Set In Fort Worth a similar order was issued by U. S. Disl. Judge Leo Brewster on petitions of the Missouri Pacific and the Texasfc Pacific. Judge Brewsler set an in June fion hearing for Friday. Judgi (See STRIKE, Page 7) Vantlerbilt Gets 9 Inches of Rain Heavy rains, in some cases virtual deluges, pelted various points in the Victoria area. Van derbllt had an unofficial 9 to inches, with Edna receiving from 5 to 8 inches. Shiner had approximately inches, with Morales gettinf from 4 lo 6, and with Cordele soaked with a little over inches. Yoakum had some inches of moisture. Almost forgotten was Cuero where only one-quarter to one half of an Inch fell. Sidney Dean jubilant about th four inches of rain on his farm land Mrs. Cliff Berkman improving'at Citizens Memoria Hospital and planning to g home today Tom Lane discovering weightier items lik ladles' handbags Dion Holn Jr. proving to be a cheerful es- cort Leslie Montag ou early Mrs. Leona Piper admitting that she is mak'm vacation plans and getting new permanent too Dal Laciiu finding the rainwater i ditches r nice for wading an floating boats Gilbert Pri ckird happy over, his hay cro Dr. and Joe Watson Jr. of Cuero findin some emergencies that hav their pleasant side, also Herbert Wbchkeunper in town to check up oo the rttafall i the Du McCae finding Victoria County history Interesting Dvckett oo and offering a cbeerfu greeting Mrs. Frank Bar >eU running a bit Ute to a plan Ding meeting. 12 Cents Apportionment Edict Stuns Texas Officials MOVEMENT move- ment came to a standstill in Victoria Monday morning and afternoon fol- lowing a surprise strike throughout most of the state by the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Paralyzed rail traffic began to move here again Monday evening after U.S. Dist. Judge Joe Ingraham in Houston granted a restraining order asked by Southern Pacific. (Advocate Photo) On Strike A spokesman for the Brother- ood of Railroad Trainmen in to give any in- ormation concerning a surprise trike .of the union Monday that rought rail movement to a tandstill here and throughout most of the state. "I am not denying, that we re on R. C. Hartman; ocal chairman, said Monday ifternoon, "But under the cir- umstances I cannot give out any information. "The newspapers have sort f been against us, and we're ot putting out any information o them." Moving Again .The strike went into effect at a.m. but rail traffic began moving out of Victoria about :30 p.m. after a temporary re- training order was granted Southern Pacific by U.S. Dist. Judge Joe Ingraham in Hous- on. The local yard office report- ed a train was expected to ar- rive from Houston early Tues- day morning. Trainmaster C. A. Grasso was out of town Monday and could lot be reached for .comment on the strike. Idled Equipment Throughoul the day, trains were unable to move out ol Victoria without brakemen, con- ductors and yardmen, who are members of the brotherhood Trains and.switch engines slooc die in Southern Pacific's loca yard. Robert Obsta, local chairman of the Brolherhood of Locomo- tive Firemen and Enginemen said his union was not on strike nit indicated members were lonoring the olher group's ac- Council Bike Registration By TOM E. FITE Advocate Staff Writer If the bicycle registration or- inance approved on first read- ng Monday follows the normal rocedure of passage on three uccessive readings, bicycle wners will be required to reg- ster all vehicles after Aug. 3, and dealers will have to report Rain, at Port Over 6 Inches Advocate News Service PORT LAVACA Rairifal Sunday through Monday after noon measured 6.06 Inches here according to Marsh Canion, co operative weather observer fo the United States .Weather Bu reau. Canion said he had heard o no flooding with exception o some high water in the Yancey Addition, where storm sewer run into the bay and were un able to carry all the runoff. His rainfall readings wer .11-inch at 8 a.m. Sunday, 5. inches at 8 a.m. Monday anc .95-inch 8t p.m. Monday The average rainfall for June is 2.48 inches here. This year's rainfall total 18.27 inches, and the averag through June is 14.44. A record June total of 29.76 inches fel here in 1960. Please Phone Between And A.M. delivery tt Victoria AdvMaU ihcold be cmnpMed evry raonfaf Mt later maa I For corrected delivery aery- lee, pieaae contact yoor car- rier (ice on tot receipt IM tened to yon) or can the Advwafe, p HI 5-I4JI, between fcM fcN ajn. Democrats Split for Two Dinners By THR ASSOCIATED PRESS An estimated to verflowed into adjoining rooms s Yarborough spoke at a o per plate fund raising inner in the downtown Rice lotel Grand Ballroom and said Texas Democrats are united. Connally was cheered by an estimated overflowing rom the Emerald Room at a 10 a plate dinner in'the Sham- ook-Hilton Hotel. On entering the room Con- lally told newsmen he was con- ident his conservative forces will control the convention. Yarborough said Texas Re- mblleans are divided but not the Democrats. "We are working together as _ united democracy in Texas to he dismay of the disorderec and divided Republican Party repeat, a gov- ernment that will listen to the needs of the people and take Yarborough said. There were no speeches a he Shamrock. Comedians anc musicians provided entertain ment. The rival meals, followed by ast minute liberal and conser 'alive caucuses, climaxed busy convention eve day tha (See DEMOS, Page 7) all sale's to tne Victoria Police Department. 'Police Chief John Guseman, who asked for Ihe ordinance le combat bicycle thefts, said thai officers recently picked up 15 xiys for bicycle theft. Earlier he had said that in many cases Mlice. are never able to locale the rightful owner when they recover a stolen bicycle. Under the ordinance under sludy, (my selling'a bl cycle wpuld be required to file a report with the police within five days after the sale. This would include individual owners as well as dealers. Individuals will be given own ership transfer slips when ve- liclcs are registered, and woul( be required to fill out this slip and mail it to police within fiv days after a sale. Registration wlllcost 50 cents and there will be a 25-cen charge for transfer. Chjef Guse- man said that these fees wil cover the cost of Ihe service and that the city will not "make any money out of it." At the time of registration, mclal identification lag will be permanently affixed to a bicycli by Ihe officer in charge, am the police will keep a record o the bicycle description, nam and address of the owner am the registration number. The bicycle ordinance, whicl Is set up to conform with na tionaliy accepted practices sue as arc now in use in area citic of Yoakum and Bryan, was th only piece of legislation on th brief council agenda. Council did consider five re- quests to build on unplattec property, including a propose apartment building and a nev Shipley Do-Nut Center, and in dicated that it is going to tak a tougher attitude toward sue requests in the future. "These things should go be (See COUNCIL, Page 7) opulation lule Placed )n Senates Geographical Plan Outlawed WASHINGTON (AP) The upreme Court ruled Monday mt Ihe seats in both houses ol tate legislatures must be ap- crtioned on a population basis. The historic 6-3 decision de- lared unconstitutional state apportionment along the eographic federal pattern hich gives each stale two Unlt- 1 States senators, regardless population. The court outlawed also such ;presentation in ellher chamber f slate legislatures even when pproved by a popular rcferen um. Chief Justice Earl Warren peaking for the majority, de TEXAS SPEECH Government Controls Blasted by Goldwater DALLAS (AP) Sen. Barry Goldwater, said Monday night that a ''trend toward'eventual government control of all our jobs, all our property, all our production" must not just be slowed but must be reversed. At a dinner on the eve of the Texas Republican convention, the Arizona senator and front running candidate for the GOP presidential nomina- tion said: 'Continue the trend and we must slowly abandon our eco- nomic system and all that goes with it. "Arid I am one candidate for the presidency who can promise you flatly and absolutely that I would reverse the trend, that I would work toward the preser- vation al our free enterprise system." Goldwater, addreming a _._ out crowd of is virtually assured of cinching Texas' votes to the national lion. He already has 618 pledged, instructed and favor- able delegates and the Texas delegation Is expected to pu past the 655 total needec for nomination, V Goldwater accused the Dem cratic administration of beln "bankrupt In concept...bankru in result...bankrupt in responi billty." 'I charge that this adminis- tration's devotion to debt an spending Is buying present pof ularity by placing future pro: perity under a mor he.said. "And'I pledg that my first and foremost fis- cal principle as president of th United States.would be to brim the budget toward and final into; balance in such times a these." On foreign affairs, U> Arizona senator said: "The signs of this adminlstr lion's foreign policy failures 1: sell- ter the international landscap "NATO, the instrument whl I have always regarded'as the conven- greatest guardian of the peac ever conceived, lies paralyze thanks to the fumbling surgen (See GOLDWATER, Page I lared: "A citizen's constitution 1 rights can hardly be in ringed simply because a major Ly of the people'choose" 16 d so." Stern Dissent' Justice John M. Harlan, in tern-voiced dissent, said tha while Ihe decision direct! trikes down the present patter! f legislatures in only six slate 'all but a few of Ihe olher 4 tales will meet tho snme fate.1 Cases ruled on Monday cami rom Alabama, Maryland, Vir inia, New York, Delaware ant Colorado. Similar suits ar lending in more than 30 othc itates, Warren stressed thai slate vill not be required to readjus heir legislatures in line with th decision before Ihis year's gen eral elections on Nov. 3, whe most legislative seats will illed. Remedial Devices Warren said the lower courl ihould have freedom to dea with (he "proper remedial d  as today. The twister struck groun shortly before 10 a.m. one-ha mile southeast of Wharlon an demolished a tin shed, rake corn fields and knocked dow utility lines. The funnel then lifted an struck again on the cast side Wharton, where more sheds an utility lines were hit. No.injuries were reported. THE WEATHER Considerable cloudiness am warm Tuesday and Wednesda with scattered showers an widely scattered thundershov ers. Winds southeasterly 10 20 m.p.h., except gusty in thu dersbowers. Expected temper tures: high, 90; low, 74. South ..Central Texas: Consk arable cloudiness and war Tuesday and Wednesday wi scattered showers. Monday'temperatures: High 73. Precipitation Monday: 2.4 inches. Total for year: 13.57, Tides (Port Lavaca-Po O'Connor Highs at a.m. and at p.m. and a low at p.m. Barometric pressure at se level: Sunset Tuesday: Sunrl. Wednesday: ThU Information bittd on di from US. Victoria iT CUERO MILL Charges Flying In Union Issue By BEN PRAUSE Advocate Staff Writer CUERO A field examiner the Houston regional ot- ce of the National. Labor Re- ations Board has begun an in- estigation of an unfair labor racflce complaint filed against Star Textiles Inc., Guada- upe Valley Cotton Mills Di- ision. In other developments arising rom on election scheduled 'ednesday, in aid employes ley want to be represented in ollcclive bargaining by Ihe nion, four employes claimed hey wore fired Monday morn- ng for wearing T-shirts bearing le Textile Workers Union 'ol imerica, AFL-C10, emblem 'he company denied they were ired. Mill workers who said they fero laid off for wearing the which hourly will decide If Ruling Seen As 'Radical9 Departure Could Effect U. S. Senate AUSTIN state of- ficials expressed shock Monday at the U. S. Supreme Court's decision on legislative appor- tionment, which raises grave illegal act of the management doubts over two key sections of T-shlrls were Ramon Martinez, a quiller, and Victor Jmonkal, Daniel Rodrlquez and Robert lutz, doffers. In a statement regarding the alleged lay-off, James A. Black- well, International representa- tive of tho TWUA, said: "This of Guadalupe Valley Cotton Mills Is apparently a last des- >arate effort on their part to slave off a victory for its em- ployes at the official U. S. Gov- irnment election scheduled for Wednesday. "Tho government agent now in Ciiero has been advised of tho Blackwell said. Otto Goedecke, major stock- holder ot Lone Slar Textiles Inc., Monday night denied that Iho men had been fired. He said they were only de- tained from working until the UNION, Page 7) By BRUCE PATTON Advocate Slaff Writer I A tax rate hike from to 1.50 per valuation was, ipproved by members of the ioard of Education of tho Bloomington Indcpend- nt School District Monday light, but final approval of tie proposed 1964-65 budget was lelayed until the next regular meeting July 8. Ronald R. Peck, board prcsi- tho Texas Constitution. The court held 6-3 that both houses of state legislatures must be selected only on basis of population, nullifying the di'awlng of state senate dis- of geographical lines. "The ruling does violence to at least a measure of the checks and balances we've adhered a In our legislative bodies since the foundation of this said Gov. John Corinally, who was in Houston tor Tuesday's state Democratic convention, Far-Reaching Secrela ry of, Slate Crawford Martin called It "the most far- reaching decision I think the has made. It U most radical departure from what we thought the Constitu- tion was In the past." The decision Is likely to be a guideline for a three-Judge fed- He recommended a budget of cral court in Houston, whlih compared lo the cur-' rent budget of: Chief reason for the increase In tax- es, despite the modest hike In the budget, is that the assessed valuation of the.district is ex- wcled lo drop from o because of oil depletion within the district. Bloomington Board OK's Tax Hike, Delays Budget :ent, Indicated that he felt that He asked that instruction ex- he incoming district superin- tendent, Paul J. Lewis of Gar- wood, should have a hand in approval of the budget, "since he will be the one who wlil vork with It. Lewis lakes over on July 1, he same date that Claude B. ilullins, current superintend- int, goes lo Garwood as super- ntcnucnt there. Mullins went over the pro- rased budget step by step, cau- ioning the group of approxi- mately 25 persons which at- .ended the budget hearing that :he figures were only tentative, ind that Ihe board would have .he final authority, and full power to change any item thai it saw fit. Most figures recommended >y Mullins were at or near hoso of tho current school year. Kmllturcs, mostly salaries for eacliurs and principals, be uppcd from to Formal letters of resignation by Mullins, and his wife, who has been a teacher in trie sys- tem, were read by Board Secre- tary James K. Lewis. Mullins expressed appreciation to the board for its help in arranging his prospective move to Gar- w.ood, and, commented to the (See BOARD, Page 7) Today's Chuckle Some people don't believe they are having a good time unless they're doing something they can't afford. GOP POLITICS Rocky Quits, Throws His Backing to Scranton lias before It a suit attacking ap- portionment of both houses of me Texas Legislature. It also "adds to woes of tho 1965 legislature, already faced wllh Ihe (horny political prob- em of revising the state's con- gressional districts under a fed- eral court order, Impossible Task Hotiso Speaker Byron Tunnell of Tyler, also in Houston, pre- dlclcd the legislature will find I difficult next year lo accom- illsh both congressional and cglslntive rcdistricting. However, Stole Rep. Bob Eckhardt, one of the plaintiffs n the legislative rcdistricting case, hailed the decision, saying "It is patently -desirable that representation bo of people not territory." The governor said he had ex- pected the Supreme Court to hold population was the sole lonstltutional guide for appor- tioning seals in a state house of representatives. History And Tradition "On Ihe olher Connally said, "I did not anticipate it would apply to the senate, since the whole history and tradition behind a two-house legislature is predicated on the senate be- (Sce U.S., Page 7) WASHINGTON (AP) Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York threw his support to Gov. William W; Scranton o( Penn- sylvania Monday m the latter's bid for the Republican presiden tlal nomination. At the same time, Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona headed west, looking for the votes that would give him more than enough for a first-ballot nomina- tion, If he can maintain his strength. Rockefeller, In a statement Issued at his office, saki he would work with Scranton "to ___ achieve a moderate forward- 6S more in ,-Texas Tuesday, looking platform." He said he would not release his delegates "at Ihis but called a meeting of his campaign lead- ers Tuesday. first-ballot delegates according (o an Associated Press suryey while Scranton had 121. But im- mediately afterward four Ver- mont who had favored Rockefeller and two who were uncommitted said they now are for Scranton, rais- ing his tolal to 125. Scranton flew to Iowa Monda; for a meeting with that state's convention delegates, nine of whom are uncommitted at this point. He planned forays Into other states this week in his drive to forestall a first-ballot victory by Goldwater. It looks like a big Job. Gold- water had 618 first ballot votes according to the AP sur- vey, and Is favored to pick up shoving him well above the 655 needed fn' a first-ballot nomlna- tlori. But of these votes, some 273 come from delegates who favor Prior to his announcement the the senator but are not officially New York governor had 127 or personally committed to his cause. They seemed the most likely targets of Scranton's laic bid for the nomination In the (our weeks remaining before the GOP convention opens in Sanl Francisco, I, "PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION HANDBOOKS 1984" The limes RtpuMteai Cn- fll Key to Wilcfc TT CovfruM Tilly Shttu VMlnf Inlomattw. Yw mnr fUk up DM 111 I.   

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