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Advocate (Newspaper) - December 11, 1964, Victoria, Texas
THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 218 TILEPHONI HI (.1411' VICTORIA, TEXAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1964 16 Cents Plan Sought To Speed Flood Work DcWitt Group Hears Reports By BEN PRAUSE Advocate Staff Writer CUERO Boosters of a proj- ect aimed at preventing floods and giving watershed protec- tion in the Cuero area were told Thursday the project has a bet- ter chance of being completed in a much shorter time if funds for final engineering work are provided locally. This was the information re- ceived by 45 landowners, city and county officials and other interested parties at a hearing in DeWitl County Courthouse. It was learned Thursday that a stale of- ficial said there is a strong probability that local funds would not be needed to assure early final planning on :the watershed project. A Source who would not be quoted said officials present at the meeting apparently impressed with the need for speedy completion of the project. The North Cuero Watershed, which includes all of Cuero and land surrounding the city, in- cludes about acres. A large part of the watershed lies north of Cuero. i .30 in Stale The Cuero project Is one of 30 in the state ready for final planning. It to cost of engineering is pro- tided locally the project could reach completion years earlier than if local sponsoring organi- zations wait for federal funds. A. F. Leesch of Boerne, mem- ber of the State Soil Con- servation Board, said as far as he knows none of the 30 water- sheds awaiting final planning are making an effort to furnish engineering costs. Leesch said he could give no guarantee how much sooner the project would be completed if engineering is paid for locally, however, he did say it; could reduce the time considerably. Long Delay Leesch said .there rn.ay. be a delay long as'sii'years if federal funds are used to finance this phase of the project. Estimated costs.'of. the; devel- opment, excluding engineering, is Most of this amount would be provided by the fed- eral government in construction costs for water retarding struc- tures and channels north of Cue- ro to hold and carry off excess water. The sponsoring organizations would be responsible for ob- taining easements and right-of- way, for maintaining the flood prevention structures and pro viding cost of awarding con tracts, including advertising for bids. Joint Sponsorship Sponsors are the city of Cue- ro, DeWitt County, the DeWitt County Drainage District No. 1 ana the Counly Soil Con- servation District. The watershed project is de- signed to stop all water possi-. ble on land north of Cuero through proper land treatment (See PLAN 7) EVALUATION REPORT By PAT W1TTE Advocate Staff Writer Victoria public schools have qualified teachers with an ex- ceptionally high morale, well- ilanned and economical plant facilities and a-highly effective Ed Birmingham going into De Tar Hospital and C. C. Gillig back home from a Kerrville hos- pital Kubin Morfin spread- ing the Christmas spirit as well as pleasing the children by placing a Christmas tree in each classroom at O'Connor School Wanda Wacker reminding folks about the Rainbows Choc- olate Candy Sale which is their current project Robby Smith striving to recover in time for work, Christmas and other aspirations, but now at Citizen's Hospital Bill Lips- comb telling about the hunter who arrived on the scene late to bag his game, while other hunters had hunted .all day with no luck Johnny Craw- ford reminding members of the Children of the Confederacy of the annual Christmas party at 10 a.m. Saturday at Power Home and of the exchange of gifts Mrs. John Hinselka and Mrs. J. S. Slkes showing some beauti- ful movies and slides on Hawaii it the H. D. Cxindl Christmas coffee Cknek Miller prepar- ing to go into active duty from the Naval Reserve, by report- ing to San Diego Dec. H the Rev. Jimmy and young son dodging showers and run nlng some errands Mn, Hmard Bkrky relating the itory that even Santa Claus Memed startled at her sma! daughter's Christmas request Mr. Md Mrs. J. K. Carter fa) from Edna on business Betsy deciding that rainy day is no time to have car battery go dead. Rights Charge Quashed 1 ror 19 in Mississippi PAVING THEIR WAY Franciscan nuns of the Divine Motherhixxl said it wasn't unusual at all lhatithey were building the walk to the convent's new punting shop at Codalming, Surrey, England. They -built the printing shop building also. Super- vising the mixing is Mother Maiy Annunciation who commented that "one can do almost anything if one tries." (AP Photo) Victoria Public Schools Generally Above Average upportive es." Perhaps and administra- school board iye body. in some areas'teachers need refresher courses in sub- ject matter, and in certain oth- :r cases need more training in he use of audio-visual equip- ment. A school-community au- ditorium is urgently needed, and a need for some re-organi- zation of the central staff mcm- lership is also indicated. That is the opinion of a dis- linguished leam of educators who compiled an evaluation re- port for the Victoria Independ- ent School District. The report is a thorough and carefully -planned 132-page doc- ument resulting from an inten- sive study which began two years ago when school district personnel began a self-evalua- tion. Last May a [earn of educa- tors, all experts in their fields, spent three days in Victoria making a survey of the school district, from top to bottom. Their report was delivered to school officials Thursday. Dr. Frank Hubert, dean of the college of arts and sciences at Texas A M University, was chairman of the 16-member pan- Other members were Dr. Bas- :om Hayes Of the University of Texas; Floyd Mariry, Plainvicw School superintendent; Lois Gar- ver, consultant for the Texas Education Agency; Dr. Car] Landiss of Texas Profes- sor Cole man Loyd of Texas AStM; Dr. Evelyn Thompson pi the University of Houston; Dr Evelyn Harrington of Texas College; Dr. Joyce Ben- brook of the University of Hous- ton; Kirk Pelli of the TEA; J. B. Whiteley of Texas Dorothy Davidson of the TEA; Lucille Martin of the San An- tonio public schools; Dr. W. S. McCulley of Texas A4M; Rog- ers Barton of the Corpus Christ! public schools; and Dr. Paul Hcnsarling of Texas AiM. The committee reporl both specific and general. It found, for example, that addition course in business machines at Victoria High School would add considerable strength lo the business educa- veakness from the standpoint of 'he school plant, the committee 'elt, is the absence of a suit- able auditorium for the school and the community. "Provision should be Ihis facility it the earliest'possible he reporl said. Generally teachers are "of a ugh caliber and well qualified, but "in a few areas of instruc- ion, mainly in the elementary school, evidence indicates the leed for teachers lo take re- resher courses, in the subject natter areas of their assign- the report said. "This lion program and on suggested that for students another level 'a system the size of Victoria should have ad- ditional central staff officers to assist In activities of research and develop coordination and articulation of the instructional program and-the direction and Quartet Singers To Meet Here Representatives of barbershop quartets In South Texas will reg- ister, the Continental Inn al t p.m; Friday for a harmony education program sponsored by Thia Victorians, local chapter SPEBSQSA. The first session will be a p.m Friday with others throughoul the day Saturday. upervision of a wide range of educational servic- Ihe most serious mailer is largely a responsibili- ty of the individual 'teacher, but the school district should make a periodic review of the aca- demic courses and other experi- ences gained by Ihe teaching faculty and the administrative staff." The panel recommended a general study of the curriculum in science. "The frequent chang- es in secondary school sciences require a continuous evaluation by faculty and staff of these the report said. junior high school science pro- gram merits special considera- tion along the lines of recenl statewide curriculum' studies Junior high school science (See SCHOOLS, Page 7) Area Scouters Elected To Offices, Get Awards Advocate News Service CORPUS CHRIST! Several Scoulers from the DeLeon and Indianola Districts received rec- ognition and honors Thursday night at the annual banquet of :he Gulf Coast Council, Boy Scouts of America, held in the Robert Driscol! Hoiel in Corpus Christi. Names to the executive board were Dr. J. W. Stormont, J. 3yron Wilson, Argyle McLach- an and Winston L. Zirjacks, all of the DeLeon District, and .he Rev. George Dellman, C. D. George, W. L. (Bill) Massey, of Port Lavaca, Marcus Mauritz of Ganado, and Robert Newsom of Edna, all of Ihe Indianola District. Becoming council members al large were C. 0. Chandler Dave Lack, and J. D. Moore al: of Victoria; 0. B. Fenner of Ed na, and Roy Selby of Ganado District chairmen who be- came executive board members were Nelson Derrick, DeLeon District, and Tom Anderson, In dianola District. Dr. Henry Hartman of Edna was one of six men who re- ceived the Silver Beaver award highest honor that a council can award to a Scouler. Others went lo James Henry of Refugio (See SCOUTERS Page 7) Riots Mark Rome Visit Of Tshombe Pope Slums Endorsement VATICAN CITY (AP Wild Communist street demoristra- ions against "Premier Moise Tshombe of the Congo erupted Thursday night in Rome, hours after a heavy police guard un- precendented for the Vatican shielded him on a visit to Pope Paul VI. During his audience with Trhdmbe, Pope Paul made an appeal for peace in the African nation. Turbulent Hour But for a turbulent hour, there was'no peace i outside Premier Aldp Moro's office in Rome. Police and about 800 anti- Tshombe demonstrators skir- mished there and in adjacent streets and squares. More than a score of persons including ioven Communist deputies and i left Socialist lawmaker were injured. Tshombe was nowhere near he scene but the Reds com Gained Moro should have barred the Congo leader from Italy. Troops Called Out Italy's Communist party pro- moted one .demonstration against Tshombe on Wednesday night, and threatened Thursday. With this DAYS NUMBERED Connally Blamed For Resignation AUSTIN (AP) A top Texas Republican blamed lov. John Connally Thursday for the resignation of ground, truckloads police accompanied more back- of Italian _. Tshombe's motorcade to the Vatican. The police went with him into 'St Peter's Square, inside Vatican territory. But the only sign of anti- Tshombe activity was a lone automobile that skirted St. Pet er's Square during his'20-minute audience with the Pope. Keep ing carefully inside Italian terri tory, the-occupants of Ihe car scattered pamphlets denouncing Tshombe as "a tool of imperial- ists." Prayer for Congo Tshombe asked Pope Paul to pray for the Congo, and the pori tiff gave him a message ad dressed to all the Congo people The Roman Catholic leader spoke of "all unfortunate vie tims of recent events, without distinction." "The bloody disorders which plague the Congo have a painfu echo in our heart, and our pas toral responsibilities lead us tc address a single appeal to al responsible people so that they understand that nothing is being built through fighting amonj (See RIOTS Page 7) Chuckle The best place for your bathroom scale is in front of your refrigerator. Case of German Beauty Voted Out of Baker Probe WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate Rules Committee has voted 5 to 1 against embarking on an investigation of sex charges in the Bobby Baker ase. Chairman B. Everett Jordan, D-N.C., announced Thursday She committee decided it has ''no legal right lo probe into the private .conduct of and therefore it is not going to pry into the Capitol Hill adven- .0 the I960 Democratic cam- )aign fund, is being referred to he Justice Department. 1 The committee Democratic majority also voted to leave with the Justice Department an nyestigatiori of political con- ributions made by officials of he International Telephone Telegraph Co. in I960. The which has >een investigating the saga of low former Senate page boy lures of a West German kiss-Baker rose to millionaire status and-tell beauty. Jord an, releasing a "sum- mary of all decisions" reached at a closed meeting Wednesday, also said: 1. No action was taken or pro- posed on the subject of inves- tigating so-called girls." 2.' The committee decided Unanimously'' that Walter W. Jenkins, former aide to Presi- dent, 'Johnion, would be called for "al an' appropri- ate was excused from an immediate appearance on his.doctor's plea'that he has not fully recovered from "a depressive reaction of the ut- most gravity." tertlnVony by former Ambassador Matthew H. McCloskey and Insurance man Don B. Reynolds, concerning an alleged illegal kickback :n a few busy years on Capilol has suspended public hear- ings until after the newCon- ;ress meets Jan. 4. lay action on the case of German beauty, Ellen Rom etsch. Despite his protest, Coope said the committee voted tc turn the files of an FBI inves tigation of the 28-year-old part time model over to the Justice Department "for whatever ac lion it might fake." The 'effect of this action Copper contended, was to "dis ch'arge the committee of its au thority." He said he sought t< delay a decision until the tw other Republican members Sens. Carl Curtis of Nebrask and Hugh Scott of Petmsylva Sen. John Sherman Cooper of nia, could be present. Kentucky, the only Republican member at Wednesday's meet- ng, said in a separate state- ment that he tried vainly to de- 19 SHOPPING DAYS CHRISTMAS Jordan said: "Nothing i these files related iri any way ft the official conduct of any seha tor, officer or'employe of the Senate, and identified only very few names of individual who were reported or admittei to .have had private relation with certain women." Ke added that It was the opin ion of a majority of the senators present that the container nothing that would bring them within the scope of the comml tec's investigation. Mrs. Rometsch, a raven haired beauty who was reported to have been a friend of (See PROBE Page I) Coon Trapped But Not Caught They still haven't caught the coon at Victoria High School. And nobody knows for sure yel how it got there. It started a couple of days when a .student in the physics chemistry lab saw a black, furry paw reach down through an opening in the acoustical tile ceiling. Things haven't returned to normal yet. School officials have put out bail and traps and have tried other, remedies, but with "It's on the second a spokesman said, "and the ceiling is almost flush with the beams. There's no way to go up there and catch But just wait pretty soon (hal coon is going to make a mistake, and then we'll get it." In the meantime, other tiny holes have appeared in the ceiling where the conn has crunched Ihrough, some- times seen, sometimes not. The cbori's days in the at- tic may be numbered, be- cause it can't go without food and water indefinitely. But school officials would still like to know how it got there. ohn of .Lufkin as a ersity of Texas regents. member of the Uni- Albert Fay of Houston, Republican national com- nltleeman, said the incident is one 'which points oul the need for wo-party system in Texas tc irovide checks and balances. Redditt's letter of resignation was accepted by Connally, whc Dranded as "untrue, unwarranl l and unfair" the'former re Cent's assertion that the gover mr dictated withdrawal of a architectural contract. Losing Side Redditt was on the losing sid if a 4-3 vote of the regents t a'contract'awarded i in El Paso'architectural firm S'esmith, Lane and Associates o draw plans for rhillio wilding .at. Texas Western Co ege. He has been quoted as say ng he resigned in protest t what he called guberriatbria 'dictation to the board of ents" and the: regents' "bow ing under pressure." Fay said "Redditt confirmee vhat we believed about the un ortunale action taken by th Jniversity of Texas Board o Hospital Plan Studied by Cuero Group Advocate News CUERO-City Council day night took no action on a request for to help get he proposed Cuero Hospital Dis- rict project underway. Tne request for funds made through a letter sent coun- cil by M, Clifton Weber, chair- man of the Cuero area hospi- al steering committee. Council agreed to withhold a decision until it met with Weber. Mayor Bill Nami said a meet ng with Weber will be ar- after (he chairman ar- rives back in Cuero. According to Weber's letter, .he is needed to pay for Governor Connal icld notes on the boundary of -'---J he proposed hospital district, attorney fees for preparing a lospital district bill for the leg- slature and to pay for the elec- tion in which residents wbu.d vote on establishment of the district. City Manager Bill Harrison said he had been told DeWilt bounty is not willing to defray any of the costs since the proj- ect is not county-wide. Council approved resolutions of appreciation for four employ- es who will retire soon. The resolutions will be presented la- er to City Secretary Charles Harquis, who will retire next 28, and to City Attorney ?rank Sheppard, Electric De- jartment Superintendent T. 0 3uchel and city warehouse em- ploye Walter Gerhold. Buchel .and Gerhold retire Dec. 31. Sheppard will not re ;ire, but will resign on Dec. 31 so he may be sworn in as De- Wilt county attorney Jan, 1. y placed above traditional non-partisa policy in denying' an architec ural contract to Rea Nesmith "irm." Opposed Connally Nesmith, quoted in a rcleas 'rom GOP headquarters here a was Fay, said the only reaso (Sec CONNALLY Page 7) Abby.......... I EiMorla] Astrology S Goren Birth.............ZMnrkell B-K-IS Sftorls Comlci ..........ID Television Crtisswofd .......13 Women's Deaths.......... 9 Sheppard submitted his letter of resignation earlier. Of the three employes who are retiring, Buchel is the only one eligible lo take in the city's new retirement plan be (See GROUP Page 7} WEATHER Clear lo partly cloudy througS Saturday with mild days and cool nights. Variable, mostly northerly winds 5 to 15 m.p.h Expected Friday temperatures Low 45, high 65. South Central Texas: Clear to partly cloudy Friday and Sat urday with mild days and coo at night. High Friday 60-70.. Precipitation Thursday: M Total for year, 33.20 Inches; Temperatures Thursday: High 58, low 53. Tides (Port Lavaca -Port O'Connor High at p.m. lows at p.m. and r p.m. Saturday. Sunset Friday, sunrise Saturday, WMther extremes for this date: Low 27 in 1957, high 86 in 1910. from UK u.s Bui Victoria CXDM. INDEX Confession Testimony Ruled Out Action Jolls Prosecution MERIDIAN, Miss.