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Advocate (Newspaper) - December 15, 1964, Victoria, Texas J- rP O MJ T? 11 Votes lo Build IN ew rootball btadmm Trustees of Uw Victoria Inde- pendent School District voted unanimously Monday to build football stadium at, a adjacent lo Victoria High School, but there were a couple of "Ifs" attached lo the decision. The board agreed to first seek the assurance of the City of Vfc toria that the necessary streets to handle the heavy traffic of football games would be pro- vided, and that the sale of revenue bonds to finance the structure would be what they termed "economically feasible." If both conditions are not met, trustees would fall back on'the alternative plan of ex- panding Patti Welder Stadium. They expressed confidence, however, that the new stadium will be ready for next football season. Only preliminary engineering estimates are available on the new stadium, but they range from to These figures Include a press box but noipavlng for parking facilities. The stadium would be design- ed for eventual expansion to seats. The alternative plan of ex- panding Palti Welder Stadium lo seats would cost from to' trustees said. These figures also include a press box but no paving. Trustees said the city has al- ready "informally agreed" to the necessary street work to handle the stadium traffic. It would mean an extension of Air- line Road, plus one new street thct would connect Miori Lane not be finished with the street work by'next year, but added that' they .did not think fans would mind the temporary in- convenience, The board's new fiscal agent and tax advisor, Dion Holm Jr., of LenU, Newton and Co., said he anticipated no difficulty in the sale of the revenue bonds, to the Ail-line extension. Revenue bonds are paid off Board members said the gate receipts of the realized the city would probably [stadium, and cost the taxpayer nothing. They earn a somewhat higher interest rate, however. Trustee Conde Anderson said there weie several good reasons for financing it through .a revenue bond, "This he said, "it's paid for by the people who use it, If you can do this with revenue bonds, why stick it on the taxpayers? And this is nothing new for Victoria. We've just gotten through paying for the in revenue bonds to finance the last expansion at and we paid it off ahead of schedule, I might add." The board 'agreed to hire (he engineering firm of Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam to design the sta'dium. Board President A. T. Ragan Jr. named Ibree committees to sludy different aspects of the stadium and report back at the January meeting. Trustees George Shields and with Business Manager Roy Greenwood and named to the fi- nancial committee, Athletic Di- rector and FoStball poach Tom Pruett and Trustees C, M, Ferguson and Ragan will tackle the study of the needs of the facility, arid Hagan will confer with representatives of' Lock- wood, Andrews and Newnam on the engineering specifications. THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 222 TELEPHONE HI S-14S1 VICTORIA, TEXAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1964 Established 1816 20 Cents t A' famara "has thrown down the ;auntlet EDNA Charges of murder were filed Monday against Ad- ah Rodriguez, 37, of Edna, in connection with the death Sun- day night of Lupe Espinosa, 43. Espinosa, employe of the Point Comfort Railroad and father of five children, died after being struck by six bullets (rom a 25 caliber automatic pistol. The shooting occurred about 9 p.m. Sunday in a tavern owned by Saluh Sanchez on the west side of Edna. Sheriff Lewis Watson said the shooting occurred following an argument between Rodriguez and Espinosa. Rodriguez was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Ray Anderson and lodged in Jack- son County Jail. Espinosa was born Jan. 21, 1921 in Jackson County, and iived in the county all of his life. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Slavik Fu- neral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel, and at a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church. The Rev. Stanley Petru will officiate, with burial in Fxl- na Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Anita; three daughters, Mrs. Eloisa (See MURDER, Page 7) )ick it up." The congressman, who an nounced earlier his subcommit ce would hold extensive hear ngs on the situation, said: "The Constitution specifically places n the Congress the responsi >ility of raising and maintaining he Army and a Navy, and shall, to the extent of my abili y, discharge that responsi Hebert said the secretary ol lefense cannot "dictate to tte National Guard except when thi Guard is federalized. The Guary Bob Hammons, city auditor, Monday night and approved statement in amount of in payment. Council approved a motion lo issue a moving permit lo L. D. sriiger to move a building 800 feet from its present location on railroad right-of-way in the second fire zone In a 5-1 vote. Request to move the 30 by 100 frame and metal building had seen recommended by the planning commission. A lengthy discussion preceded Ihe vole. It was pointed out that it violated a .city ordi- nance. Krugcr slated he real- ized it was a violation of an ordinance, but exceptions have been made in the past and that Chuckle to new "There you are, darling, my first meal cooked just the way yiM'it better Uke it." t would not devaluate an; >roperty. Lightsey dissented in the ac lion on the basis that it.vlo 'aied an ordinance and "then las to be a stopping place." Action on a similar reques made by Ross Ghisclin (o mov a temporary field building, to-be located between the rice mill and the Port Aul Clinic, .also in the second fir zone, passed for lack of motion. 'It was stated actio would be delayed until Ghiselli decided what type of buildln; would be used. Lightsey agai pointed out that it was not th size or the1 type of building in volved, but that it again vio- lated an ordinance. Ralph Wya suggested a study of the ord nance and clarifying it. In other actions council proved a resolution as return a check to Larry Haas tendered in delta quent taxes on the basis of hav ing no authority to act on it. Haas wrote City Manage Herman Ladewig slating he owes 1956, 1963 and 1964 (axes on lot 4, block 5. Contendin (See PORT, Fife 7) enled by the developers and le highway department. In regard to giving written pprov a I, Commissioners W. S. araway said; "We object to utting the responsibility on the ounty." Seale said the proposed clratn- ge system would carry an mount of water equal to that hich the highway facilities ow allow to flow off the area. In comments after the meet- ng, Murphy said the proposed rainage system would actually rovidc better drainage than ow exists in the area. r think there is a misunder- (See COUNTY, Page 7) ord. egular meetings Monday: Social Security Favored in Vote City police and firemen voted Monday by a wide margin in avor of being'covered by Social Security. There were 64 votes n favor, 15 against. Other city employes were already covered by Social Se- urity. There were 85 policemen and ircmen eligible to vote in Mon- day morning's election. City Secretary Tom L. Davis, Chief of Police John Guseman and Fire Chief Casey Jones served on the election panel. Victoria Doctor On State Pan el Dr. George A. Constant, Vic- oria phychialrisl and a mem- ber of the State Hospital board was one of four board mem- >ers named Monday in Austin o a committee of citizens anc >oard members to study, the (Related Story, Page 5) problems of the state hospita: system and help the system get replacements. The appointment came at a meeting of the state board ii Austin Monday as it acceptec the resignation of the Austin state hospital superintendent. Dr. Constant, a member ol he Devereux Foundation, is cur rent president o( the Catho ic Phychiatrisls of the Ameri Power Shutdown Scheduled Today An electric service Interrup- tion is scheduled between 2 and p.m. Tuesday by Centra Power and Light Co. In parts of the city for woik being done lo move lines for street improve menl, The three areas involved arc 1. Temple Heights Subdivision 2. That area .adjacent to aw east of Ben Jordan Street from Airline (o Crestwood; 3. Crest wood, west of Ben Jordan St. to Laurent St.. Service will be restored a promptly as possible, J. B, Wi son local CPL manager, said star. larathon School board meetings are t noted for their in t Monday's session ve set some sort of PAT d. Staff rhc meeting began at 1 in. at the Administration lilding, and, alter touch-j upon almost every million school bond election to finance a major expansion of air levels of the Victoria Public School system will be called early in March, the ct of the educational agreed am, with a few other fluids would provide 70-75 elementary Is thrown in for a ten-room expansion lo Palti Welder 2asurc, ended four hours d four minutes later. Actually, the trustees' ark .was still not ended lien the meeting proper as brought to a close at 01 p.m. After the (Junior High) School, -1 nd -a combination intermed-ate-high school plant with fa-ilities for students. The 50 room combination lant would be converted into i full high school in about in itie bond issue, they vould be separate proposals in he election, giving voters a olal of three different choices. Stadium Not Included ent, trustees trekked out Victoria High School after enrollment grew to he maximum .of at new football stadium to )e built at Victoria High School spect and approve the school level. It would not be included in the md hall, cafeteria at a 10-acre issue. It would be fi- her projects school district already by revenue bonds, which Lcne Tree be paid off through gate of the stadium. Vfe'ft f board also chose Dion big elementary level ex-lansion would provide a Jr. of ;Victoria, a 'representative of Lenlz, Newton school pn Leary Lane, as its hew bond and tax 14-room "satellite" school at a still undetermined site, and expansion at named Roloff, Hnatek Co. as its new auditor, and adopted r a new on sub- endent. School District toria County Commis-entatives to a new city-ating committee during rustees C. M. Ferguson Conde Anderson to .repre-t it, while the commissioners roved County Judge Wayne tman's selection 'of com-sioners Frank Barrett anc Moore. The expansion projects include a 14-room to Dudley, an 8-room addition; to and a 14-room addi-ion to the new Vickers School, which is still on the drawini raards as a 7-room school. "We shouldn't talk in terms of 'if this bond issue is going a said School Supt. C. 0. Chandler. "It's got, to Trustees agreed to set the date for the election at pay at its lengthy meeting. Trustees chose Holm in a secret vote "over five oilier competitors bidding for the position, including John Brandr enberger of Houston, who has )een the tax consultant for some lime now. Other firms represented at the meeting were First Southwest Co., Mosle Raucher, Peirec Co., Inc., and Eddle- ayor Kemper Williams Jr. he would ask city counci rtday to appoint Charles sner Jr. and Velton Cow-as its representatives to meeting. In the meantime, they named committees to study the possibility of adding several other projects to the bond Vole' Margin Holm received four voles, Branclenberger three. None of the other firms received any votes. man panel. This committee is being ned lo provide closer co ration between the commis lers court, city council am ool Williams sale ftllinms said representative :he three groups decided t 11 such a committee in th rests of all concerned, artman told the commis icrs the panel will have Conditioning These include a pro-school summer program, an adult education program, an auditorium, central warehouse facilities and a project to air-condition all the classrooms in Ihe school district. Trustee Conde Anderson pointed out, however, that "maybe 90 per cent of these other projects (aside from the board has a policy of rotating every three years the ontract for auditing the chool's financial figures. The irm of La Casse i Sandhop las completed its tenure, and Roloff, Hnatek' Co. will pick P the process at that rtoint. The new policy on substitute eachers will raise their salary rom to a day.Vor a month if it continues over a cial capacity but will em y ils efforts toward cordin >n of future plans and de opments of all three needs) will not be included in the bond issue. But they should be discussed and given proper of 20 days or more and ncludes the responsibilities of grading papers, making out cards and other duties. trustees decide at board also agreed to a T. Ragan Jr., school boarc See COMMITTEE, Page meeting to include the and BOND, Page 7) jobar Pneumonia Ideal Gift Actor William OS ANGELES (AP) ulcers in 1555 and Ham Bendix, whose trouble 'ti'd ff manner masked a was brought fo Good How heart, died Monday. Dec. 8 from his s best known as the Palm icr in television's "Life this year in a suit against CBS Fhe end came at Good he charged breach of feJ i Hospital, where he for dropping of a %n listed in' critical in which he. was to several days with lobai eumonia. He was 58. At accused CBS-TV President James Aubrey of spreading Record [side were his wife of he was not well enough )rs, Therese, 58, and The suit was settled out s Stephana, 20, and Lor ne, for an undisclosed Book tendix was that rarity, in New York City sracler actor who became s T. But whereas most 1906, he tried a variety of jobs before clicking as an Favarrtflt In Song Story ve fancy profiles and bat boy for the New ysiques, he was built like ACTOR, Page 7) tlnd Jt especially Tel and had a face like 2( Ics of bad every word of narration In once remarked: read-along Storybook. out as handsome as a But he was fascinal'ng tch. In his occasional roles I our icavy he radiated pure d menace. Playing the pal ff nventional heroes, he was nvincing hall fellow well Christmas Offer by: d as TV's Chester Rlley, ved in endless domest'c pre jch (or comedy. Bendix underwent surgery SHOPPING DAYS TIU YICT01IA ADTKATE ;