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   Advocate (Newspaper) - July 24, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 78 TELEPHONE VICORIA; TEXAS, FRIDAY, JULY 24, 1964 ESTABLISHED 1818 GBRA Questionspresideilt Farm Water Use 14 Cents Guadalupe Pumping Cuts Flow Survey Set Along Stream By HOY GRIMES Advocate Staff Writer NEW 13RAUNFELS P r 0- longcd drought in the upper readies of the Guadalupe Kiver -has brought on such an increase in unauthorized agricultural pumping thai some slretches of the river in Kerr and Kendall counties have actually been pumped dry, directors of I h e Guadalupe-Blanco River Autho- rity were informed Thursday. The directors promptly in- structed General Manager R.H. Vahrenkamp to initiate a com- plete survey all up and down the Guadalupe watershed to de- termine tile extent of unauthor- ized withdrawals from the river as a preliminary to undertak- ing corrective action. Statutes Unclear Chairman Frank G. Guittarri of Victoria pointed out that be- cause of the ambiguities in statutes controlling the agricul- tural use ot water from a stream such as the Guadalpe by own- ers ot riparian rights ii prob- ably will be necessary to file at least one test case to deter- mine the extent of the river au- thority's powers. State water laws provide that use of water from a river fo: irrigation requires a permit from the Texas Water Commis- sion, but many owners of ri- parian rights operate under the long-established theory that any wafer in a river flowing through their property belongs A man who calmly walked out f the Victoria Bank arid Trust ,'o. building during the n o o n tour Thursday after removing an estimated in currency rom a teller's cage was being lunted by local law officers Thursday night. Officers said the theft occurred vhile the teller had his back timed while stamping a check or the man suspected of grab- lng the money. He was described by the teller as being about 50 years of age, six feet tall and weighing be- ween 170 and 180 pounds. He vas wearing a khaki shirt and s believed to have been wear- ng khaki trousers. "There are no leads whatso- Sheriff M. W. (Montie) Marshall said Thursday night nttcr searchers locally and in nrrounding counties failed to urn up with the suspect. Because (lie theft of the cur- was not discovered until after the man had left the bank, I was not known where he went nor what mode of transportation vas used in escaping from the downtown area. The local bus long! Rf to them for their own use. Ri parian-... rights in most cases actually are restricted to use ol the water for domestic purpos- es and for livestock. Goes Dry .Lawrence Goforth, a Comfort banker who also heads a water control and improvement d i s- trict in his area, had c o m- plaincd Wednesday to Vahren- kamp that a number of large agricultural pumps in the Com- fort neighborhood actually had caused the river to go dry in a number of places. Ben W. Bock, GBRA director from New Braimfels, said lie had received similar complaints from the area of Center Point, and had also been informed that extensive pumping operations were taking place near the headwaters of the Guadalupe in Kerr County. Goforth (old Vahrenkamp that at least six large pumps were in full operation above Comfort, and that 20 to 30 were pulling water out of the Guadalupe in Kendall County. Must Be Faced This problem ot unauthorized pumping up and down the Guadalupe is one with which the GBRA definitely will have (See GBRA, Page 7) L. DuFrain reassuring friends he is not moving from the city and plans to rest at home ir his own back yard for aboul SO days Calvin Shcpharc of Tooele, Utah, spending the summer here with cousins, the Dick Corys Mrs. Bert Kiesel and Stcphannic planning a visil to Picayune, Miss. ...Mrs, Eleanor Ayo enjoying an after- noon off and attending a party the Art Elliotts of Manilla Philippines, reporting on life without electricity following the recent typhoon to his parents the A. B. Elliolts, here Art Lapham finding that his house guests, the S. P. Whilmores o! Harlingen, made for a good excuse for an overdue fishing trip Pete Rosas back from a trip to Houston Travis Williams doing business, b u I proving to be a man of f e w words Alfred Buentello in town [o do some banking Jim Shipley working in a hurry for a satisfied customer E. M. Schmidt admitting look- ing forward to belter fishing weather and better fishing J. Byron Wilson reminiscing about his recent vacation Brother Joseph Charles who taught at the old St. Joseph School from 1915 to 1918, catch Ing up with old friends during a brief visit at the school, am being congratulated on his 5011 anniversary as a Brother o: Mary, 4T NOON HOUR 'Nice'Man Takes From Bank station and taxi drivers were checked without success in an attempt to find the suspect. Bank officials declined to iden- tify the teller who told investiga- tors lie noticed a part of a stack of "working" money missing after being thanked by (he cus- tomer for placing an insufficient funds stamp mark on the check. The officers said the man, who was described as being nice and polite in every way, presented the check to Ihe teller asking that it be cashed. On being told by the bank employe thai the writer of the cheek did not have an account in the bank, he asked that it be stamped. Lynn Loyd, vice-president in charge of operations at the bank, said the loss was immedi- ately reported to the sheriff's office and the police department. He said the thefl occurred at about p.m. The sheriff's office sent a ra- dio message to the local and area police agencies alerting them to be on the lookout for the suspect who apparently re- mained richer Thursday night. Cuero Approves Paving Measure By BEN PRAUSE Advocate Staff Writer CUERO A 26-bloek paving ordinance was ap- proved by city council during a special meeting Thurs- day night. Council also opened bids on a street sweeper arid rest room facilities for Cuero Municipal Park but de- layed action until bids are studied by the council. Two city manager applicants were interviewed before the meeting began. A third appli- cant met with council during a closed session after the jspecia meeting. Mayor Bill Nairn saic VFW Posts To Assist Goiiis Fund The fund for the James H. Coins family, which was I h e victim of a fire that killed a son and destroyed its home in jn Ward, was given another big boost Thursday with I h e announcement thai Veteran of Foreign War posts in Victoria and Refugio are also backing he campaign. Victoria VFW-Post 4146 has donated to the fund, and the Ladies Auxiliary has pledged 520. Refugio Post 6290 has also donated and ils Ladies Auxiliary has pledged an addi- tional It was announced Wednesday in Port Lavaca that the V F W post there had donated to :he fund, and had also opened accounts in both banks in that city where private contributions could be made. Similar funds have already seen started al all three banks in Jackson County, and the un official total there was thought to be in excess of Ruben Laza, commander of Ihe Victoria VFW post, said the possibility of opening accounts at Victoria banks so privale contributions could be made to Ihe fund has also been discussed. He added, however, that no action will be taken before the post's regular meeting next Tuesday night. Coins, 39, the principal of the La Ward Elementary School, is a member of the Lolita VFW (See VFW, Page 7) next week, probably beginning Monday. The city has been without a city manager since last June 12, when Jim Fulton resigned o accept a job with the man- ned spacecraft center near iouston. Before the paving ordinance was adopted, council heart testimony from J. T. Newman and J. Fischer. Both sak saving would increase value o :be land it adjoins more than per foot. This is the amoun paid by property owners for curb nnd gutter. The paving is done by the city. Newman, Democratic candi date for state representative in the general election in Novem Pay Television Slated in Texas NEW YORK (AP) Corpor- ations in Houston and Dallas Miami and Atlanta. have beer granted exclusive rights anc franchises for conslruclion anc operation of a system of pay television. The franchise agreements were granted by Internationa Telemeter Corp., a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures Corp Operations are scheduled to start in the fall of 1965. Each group is siting up ar rangements to finance the sys are planned to reach at least homes In each locality. Capital require- ments in cables, studios and Telemeter equipment for all four cities are estimated al -515 million. olher interviews be hole in the real estalc business. The first block due for paving our (Sec CUERO, Page 7) Okays Talk With Barry Session. Set On Givil Rights WASHINGTON dent Johnson agreed Thursday o meet on Friday .with Sen. Jarry Goldwatev, the Republl cans' choice for president, to discuss ways of keeping civil from becoming a presi dential campaign issue. Goldwater told newsmen "we mve talked to one of the White louse aides" about the face-to- 'ace meeting with Johnson he lad proposed on Monday, Shortly afterward, White louse press secretary George S. Reedy confirmed that the Ar- zona senator's staff had con- .acted the White House legisla :ive section. Request Granted course, the request was he added. The meeting was set for ).m. Central Standard Time on rriday. The White House had said, after Goldwater proposed in Chicago, that he and the Presi- dent meet, that a formal re- quest from the senator would ;et serious consideration. Goldwater announced his move after a triumphant home- coming to the Senate in which .he Arizona conservative took .he applause and congratula- tions of his allies and foes alike. GOP Dissension At the same time, beset by 3OP dissension as he launches lis race against Johnson, he urged his party to slick together and promised he will work doit- aly hard to win in November. Goldwalcr left the Senate shortly afler his welcome and lis press secretary, Tony Smith, said he had returned to his apartment where he has been ilanning campaign strategy all Jiis week. As it turned out, Republicans and Southern Democrats fight- ing the administration's million antipoverty Goldwater by one vole a reversal of a victory shortly aft- er Goldwaler.left. Defeat by Tie In a complicated parliamen- tary situation, administration forces first a 45-45 effort to table Iheir move for reconsideration of a states' rights amendment by Sen. Winston L. Prouty, adopted earlier. A Goldwater vole would have provided a 46-45 tabling margin and let stand Prouty's amend- ment, which would permit a governor to block part of the an- tipoverly program in his state. Prouty's amendment was final- ly killed 46-45. On the question of meeting will) Johnson, Smith said ad- ministrative assistant Ted Kazy acted for Goldwater. The White House aide was not identified. "I would welcome a chance fo sit down with the President and go over and discuss this particu- lar the senator said Monday. "I'm not going to in Antipoverty Bill Passed by Senate go Id ject this issue and I don't Ihink he is, but I'm not naive enough fo think that someone isn't." The repeatedly has said carry some oer, has been in the lumber Southern slates if he is fo beat and home building business for he was thinking a number of years. Fischer is in terms of1 "an agreement with President Johnson that we or associates would nol (Sec TALK, Page 7) THE S1IKEW UNTAMED Kalh- erina (Madge Grant) lays into her less shrewish sister, Bianca (Janet Barton) with a bullwhip in Victoria Shakespeare Festival's wild west- ernized version of "The Tinning of (he The play will open Fri- day ;it p.m. for weekend per- formances, each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Aug. 1C. (Ad- vocate Photo) Shakespeare., Texas-Type Gets First Test Tonight What, Ho! Victoria Shake- speare doth move in divers ways. The Shrew wears boots, and suitors carry sixguns and bear sombreros on their backs in the manner DeLeon. nf Don Martin In fact, Batista Minola is not a rich merchant of Padua at all, but a gentleman of Victoria that 1850. Patrick Tucker, a British lad has been studying at Boston University and has been a resident of Victoria for some eight weeks now, will play Ihe role of Minola in the Victoria Shakespeare Festival produc- tion of "Taming of the Shrew" which will open Friday at p.m. During rehearsals for Midsummer Night's which closed Sunday evening, Tucker spent a greai deal of Palmetto Dam Okayed By Interior Department WASHINGTON (AP) In- tcrior Department approval of plans for the Pal- metto Bend water conservation projccl in Jackson County was formally announced Thursday. The department said ils Re- clamation Bureau had found Ihe proposed undertaking would be both feasible from an engineer- ing point of view and economi- cally justified. Interior Depart- ment officials said the favorable report now is being sent lo Today's Chuckle What constitutes a living wage today is n real prob- depends so much on whether you receive it or pay It. Ministers Nearly Ready For Sanctions on Cuba WASHINGTON (AP) The American Foreign Ministers Conference appeared ready Thursday to slap diplomatic and trade sanctions on Cuba. After intense private negotia- tions on the wording of a pro- posed resolution calling for sanctions, at least 13 the required two-thirds majority of the 19 voting reported ready (o vote for the sanctions proposed by Venezue- la. Some conference delegates said the final vote for sanctions, expected Friday or later, could go as high as 15, depending upon the final wording of Ihe resolution. The proposed resolution now under consideration would make the sanctions mandatory if ap- proved by the two-lhirds major- ity. Mexico and Chile oppose the sanctions, and the positions of Uruguay and Bolivia were un- certain. These nations still have diplomatic relations with Cuba. posed measures "are not and will not be effective." At the afternoon session the United Stales introduced three resolutions aimed at tightening the isolation of (he Castro re- gime. One resolution called for all members of the Organization of American Slates to "cooperate The stand of Argentina, one of day. the largest of Latin American nations, was also uncertain. But It Is believed Argentina will sup- port the majority. Argentina told the conference Thursday morning Out UM pro- it the establishment of systems of air, sea and land surveillance in the waters oft Iheir coasts and along their land boundaries in order to detect clandestine movements of persons or any suspected movement of arms, munitions or implements of war from Cuba to any other part of the hemisphere." wrr< i A second U.S. resolution I HL WEATHER called for recognition of subvcr- icted temperatures igh 96, low 75. Friday: Clear to partly cloudy and hot through Saturday, with southerly winds 8-18 m.p.h. Ex- pc. Hi- South Central Texas: Partly cloudy and hot Friday and Sat- urday with isolated showers along the coast. High Friday 92- 102. Temperatures Thursday: High 95, low 77. Tides (Port Lavaca-Port O'Connor Low at a.m. and p.m. Hi. p.m. and a.m !t h at atur- Barometric pressure at sea level: 30.00. Sunset Friday Sunrise Saturday Thli information band on data tram the U.S. Weather Bun sive action as an aggression un- der the terms of the InterAmer- ican Treaty of Reciprocal As- sistance. Under (his pact, known also as the Rio Treaty, aggression can be countered by measures ranging from diplo- matic and trade sanctions lo armed attack. The third resolution called on the free world nations lo cooper- ate in hemispheric efforts lo suspend trade with Cuba and economic assistance lo Cuba. None of Ihe U.S. resolutions mentioned sanclions. The United States Wednesday declared its support of (he Venezuelan position calling for sanctions. The American ministers are in conference to consider action against Cuba because of ils cf- (See CUBA, 7) Texas slate officials, and to all interested federal agencies. Rep. Clark Thompson said that responses from the various state and federal agencies arc necessary before the Interior Department may submit the project to congress for authori- zation and for appropriations. "I am hopeful that these re- quirements have been mel so '.hat we can begin pushing for action soon afler the new ses- sion of congress convenes next said Thompson. Under (he plans, a first stage of development calls for con struclion of a million dam across the Navidad River, anc a second stage development o: an million dam across the Lavaca River. The darns wouli be constructed al a point where the two rivers are close to- gether, anil would comprise one 15-mile-Iong harrier, Reclamation officials said the project would have a l.OMo-1 ratio. Municipal land industrial water users would reimburse the govern- ment for most of the project cost. Flood control, and most of the recrealion and fish and wildlife aspects of Ihe program, would not be reimbursable, Industrial School Choice Due Soon Advocate Ntwt Service VANDERBILT _ The Indus- trial Consolidated School Dis- trict will have a new superin- tendent soon, probably by Sat- urday, according to J. A, Leiss- :iis time coaching local am area people in not "talking Texan." Now he has lo do thi switch. "Shrew" presents a spccia problem for Madge Grnnl, too Also from the United Kingdom Mndgo portrays the shrewisl Kallicrina in boots, and she ha spent hours before a mirror o late walking and posturing in her high-heeled western slyl footgear all this in additloi lo learning how to draw Language and dress are no alone among innovations whic Director Charles McCally ha th local Shrew. Film clips of ol western movies will be used It at least cighl places Ihroughou Ihe play lo enhance Ihe boarc walked Main Strccl created i. the sels of William Hauptmnn Golclwater Tags Move 'Political' Backers Del'eal Veto Proposal WASHINGTON ienate passed a mlipoverly hill Thursday nighl n a major victory (or President "ohnson. The vole was 62-33. Sen. Barry Goldwalcr of Ari- ona, the Republican prosiden- inl nominee, tagged the bill as wlltically inspired and called Is approaches to the problems )f poverty "worthless and mis- catling." The measure, slill to be acted on by the Houso, could shape up ns a hot issue in this fall's prcsi- ienllal campaign. OOP Against Most of the Republican sena- ors joined Goldwalcr in voling igainst passage of the bill. Defore the measure w a i lassed, two states' righls imcndincnls wore adopted nnd other modifications were hat helped to rally Southern Democrats to ils support. Goldwaler's blast at the bill 'as made in a minority report as a member of the Senate La- jor Committee, in which he was joined by Sen. John G, Tower R-Tex. The GOP presidential nomi- nee took no part in the two days of Senate debate on Ihe legisla- lion nnd was nol present earlier in the day during a fight over an amendment by Sen. Winston L. Prouty, H-Vt. Cut Alillfon As the hill was brought (o Iho floor, it would have authorized appropriations of million for the first year of the antipov- crty program. But Sen. Frank J. Lausche, D- Ohio, won adoption ot an amendment cutting million off the authorization for loans to combat poverty in rural areas. Prouty's amendment would have prevented any federal funds being furnished for com- munity action programs In a state without the prior approval of Ilic governor. Could Have Won Four roll-call votes were tak- tuMjf unui I' UUL lUll'V-illl VOIUS WC1C luK- who also appears on stage as en before administration forces Grumio, a servant of Pelruchio.iwcre able to defeat it '16-45 U And Petruchio comes not first had been approved by a'45. afoot from Verona in search ot 44 count. his fortune here; instead he rides in from Yoakum on his trusty cow pony. Can this be Shakespeare? The verdict won't be in until around It p.m. Friday. Mean- while back at the Silver Dollar could have put it over. Bar Director McCally, who also plays Hie role of Pelruchio, in- sisls It can. Earlier In Ihe sen- son McCally gave his solemn word that the lines of Shake- speare would nol be tampered the inflections. Now comes the test, and it (Sec TEST, Page 7) WIDENS GAP Gold water was not present for any of Ihe votes on Prouty's amendment. An effort to clinch iis initial approval failed on a 45-45 tie vote. Had Goldwalcr been prescnl and voted for it, he Voting againsl the bill wilh Goldwaler on final passage were 21 other Republicans and H Domocrals. Slates' Rights Supporting it were 52 Demo- crats and 10 Republicans. Sen. George A. Smatliers, D- (See BILL, Page 7) WASHINGTON officials have brushed aside as wholly unacceptable President Charles de Gaulle's new call Thursday for an international conference, including the United Slates, the Soviet Union and Red China, to make peace in Southeast Asia. Rejecting De Gaulle's argu- ment thai a military solution in South Viet Nam is impossible, officials said a conference is be- ner, president of the Board of y0nd serious U.S. consideration Trjslces. ir i L Wc think we have our is ercated in Soilth vici Lcissner said, "but there Nam are still a few details that have to be worked oul first. We should know for sure by Satur- The post was vacated re- cently when C. D. Holmes ac- cepted a similar position with here. the Calhoun County Indepen- dent School District. INDEX Croiword Women'! ........3 Deaths 2 (JDrcn .II-IMI Markcli Sporli De Gaulle Meeting Plea Turned Down by U.S. unli' al l a new military ha- De Gaulle's news conference attack in Paris on the U.S. posi- tion in Europe, keyed to [he statement- that this counlry no longer domtnalcs the Western world, produced no surprise It served 'merely lo harden Hie impression thai between DC Gaulle and the United States the gap on West European policy is very wide and beyond the possi- bility of bridging. Some irritation was evident al 4 the Implied parallel between the "changing U.S. position In the Western alliance and the radical weakening in recent times of Soviet conlrol over the Com- munist bloc. Whereas the Soviet Union fol- lowed a deliberate policy o! cen- tralized domination of the Com- munist world, officials said, the United Slates has had since World War If Ihe policy of building up countries of Western Europe to a position of partner- ship within the Atlantic commu- nity. DC Gaulle's argument, howev- er, was understood by authori- ties here as being in line wilh his contention that the countries of Western Europe should pro- -ressively pull apart from the fnitcd Stales as they form a grouping in which De Gaulle presumably Intends to exert strong French leadership. U.S. policy calls for a strong Europe, including Britain, to be organized in some kind of part- nership with Ihe United States. Officials said the eventual de- cision on the political forms of Ihe future will be up to the Eu- ropeans themselves and that many of them sharply disagree with De Gaulle's view. The U.S.-Frcnch dispute over (See MEETING, Page 7)   

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