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Advocate (Newspaper) - December 18, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 119th 225 TEUPBONB HI f-UH VICTORIA, TEXAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1964 16 Cents .64 Billion State Budget Is Requested No New Taxation Sought In Connally's Fiscal Plan AUSTIN (AP) Gov. John Connelly recom- mended a record-breaking state spending bill Thurs- day that will require no new taxes in 1966-67, unless public school teachers get a pay raise. A governor's budget for the next bienriium calls for billion spending from all sources compared to billion expenditures for the 1964-65 period. Connally asked appropriation f million from the gen- eral revenue fund, the chief ource of revenue for state operations, an increase of Two-Year Schools Get New Scope Advocate News ServEce 32 public junior colleges in Texas, including Vic- toria College, would be given a massive job of vocational tech- nical and academic training un- der the budget proposals made Thursday by Gov. John Connal- ly, He proposes a 10-fold increase in the number of stale dollars spent on vocational and tech- nical training in the 32 colleges. Where they now share in federal and state money for this purpose, Connally proposed that they be given for the year starling Sept. I, 1965, and for the year start- Ing Sept. 1, 1966, million over the past two years Teachers Lcf favor of Kilgore Fails 1 A Jal'Ti'I 1': M. Vr VrXX Complaint County Atty. W. W. Kilgore failed to act Thursday on a signed complaint filed with his office accusing a 21-year-old Bloomington oilfield worker of attempted burglary. It was uncertain whether Kil- age iMS' intended to file a formal below the ceiling set by the charge based on the complaint. Despite lack of a formal charge, the suspect was re- leased from county jail after posting a bond. Freed on the bond was Lawrence Edward Hutto who was arrested at the Leonard Sullivan residence in Bloominglon at 2 a.m. Thursday by Deputies Jimmy Kubecka of Bloomington and Tommy Rako- wifz and Bill Maufrais of Vic- toria. A secretary in Kilgore's office confirmed at mid-afternoon that a complaint had been filed in the office against Hutto. At 5 p.m., a reporter checked Justice of the Peace Alfred C. Baass' office to see if a formal charge had been filed and learned that it had not. Felony (Sec KILGORE Page 11) THE OLD OR IVW? letting the Textile Workers -f Union serve as their collective Bargaining agent in an eiec lion June 17. .Clifford Potter of Houston regional director of the Na 1 ion al Labor Relations Board said- his'office received notice of the certification Thursday, To Bargain Soon The three-man National Laboi Relations Board in Washington D. C., acted, on the matte Tuesday. Marvin Edgar, chairman o the negotiating committee o the Cuero plant, said the com mlttee is hopeful that negotl: lions with the company will start shortly after Jan. I. Edgar said; Frank Kelley general manager of Lone Star Textiles, will be contacted in the next day or two in an at tempt to set a date whe bargaining will begin for a con tract. Misconduct Charges Edgar said he was internet of the union being certified p Thursday by David Terry, in ternational representative o TWUA. Terry left Cuero late in the day after conferring wit Edgar. Certification of the union wa delayed when the company filec objections concerning the con duct of the June 17 election The company alleged that pro- union employes worked towar a calculated effort to threate and intimidate employes el gible to vote. Several acts of misconduc (See UNION, Page 11) Next Move Undetermined By TOM E. PITE Advocate Staff Writer The federal government, rep sented by three members of s San Antonio Corps of Engi- eers branch office, conceded lursday that the city is cor- ct in requiring the contrac- r on the Army Reserve arm ry to meet all city building 3de requirements. In fact, the city finally ob- ined a copy of the specifica- ons for the project and they early state that all such city equlrements must be met. Exact status of the city's case gainst the contractor's super- tendent and an electrician jainst whom charges were .ed Wednesday in Corpora- on Court, was not immediate- clear. Charges Stand Asked about this matter at- r his conference with the en neers, Electrical Inspector avid P. Brown said that the harges "are still in effect1 ut that he had had no further ontact with either Supt. Har ey Brilkreuilz or electrician oward L. Erwin. Asked if he planned to re uire Erwin to take the city lectrician examination befori ork lied Peanut Butter Lovers, How Do You Like It? WASHINGTON (AP) Pea nut butter lovers, arise! You have until Jan. 22 to tell Uncle Sam how you liko peanut butter. The Food and Drug Adminis- tration doesn't particularly whether you prefer it with in a sandwich or on toast spread with mayonnaise. It is Interested, though, in whether you like the old-fash- ioned, stick-to-the-mouth kind, the newer, smoother blends or maybe you'd be just as hap- py If the government kept its peanut picking hands out of the jar. Since peanut butter is an al- most universal food, a staple in school lunches and work pails across the land, the question Is as controversial as how to make a good martini. The FDA found this out about four years ago.when It haiardcd INDEX Akfcy I FJItottal Allrofcvv 3 Gofrn ..IJ-H-II M.Tktu CrmiMocd .......1J M taart Is first inquiry into the situa- tion. Back in the old days, an FDA your spokesman explained, peanut butter was ground up peanuts and salt. Then firms began ad- care ding vegetable oils. One corapa- jelly ny even marked a product Ihr1 was almost one-fourth cotton- seed oil. The FDA proposed a regula- tion to that peanut but- ter be 96 per cent peanuts. That brought a barrage of objections from the peanut butter industry. Now after time and negotia- tions the FDA is proposing that peanuts make up at least 90 per cent of the total weight of pea nut butter. The other 10 per cent, the FDA said, rvouW allow for "op- tional ingredients which, with proper label declarations, may be used by manufacturers to create products with eating characteristics acceptable to wide variety of consumers." There's no question about in- dividual taste but toe FDA spokesman expressed an opin- ion that most people today 'probably wouldn't like the oM- LOVERS Pafe Uj Class Dismissal Due City School Classes in all Victoria Publi Schools will be dismissed Fr day afternoon for (he Chris mas holidays. Students will return to das es Jan. 4. Classes at St. Joseph Hig School will bo dismissed Tue day afternoon, and at Naz reth Academy on Wednesda I afternoon. Students at both Bt the city's Catholic high schoo will also return Jan. 4. Victoria College will observ iie same holiday schedule a the public schools, with class es dismissing Friday and sti dents returning Jan. 4, Lighting Contest To Close at Noon Last minute entries in Vi toria Lighting Contest will accepted until Fri'iay noon the Advocate business office. 1 entry blank is provided on Fag The contest, jointly sponsored by the Advocate and Ceotr Power and Light Co., has prizes of and two of Displays must be lighted tween and 10 p.m. Frida through Tuesday for judgta Winners will be Wednesday. v A massive surge of Arctic air lustered through Victoria hursday and brought the city s coldest weather of the sea- >n. Cold wave warnings were Is- ued, and a low. of 25 was fore- ast for Friday morning. The emperature was not expected o rise above 35 during the day, and the mercury may dip as ow as 20 degrees by Saturday lorning. The leading edge of the cold ront reached the U. S. Weather ureau at Foster Field at .m., and the temperature be- an an immediate nosedive. H was 73 degrees at noon, 49 t 1 p.m. and 42 at 2 p.m., a poke sm an at the Weather Bu- eau said. Maximum wind velocity dur- ng the afternoon was 38 miles hour, with several gusts caching that peak. The passage of the front was ccompanled by a light-rain, with .01 recorded at the Weath- is resumed, Brawn re that "I've already told ng to contact him any more." Questioned as to whe the iat meant all work on the rmory has ceased, Brown aid "it has as far as the leCtrical work is concerned- t least, I don't think they wen abk out there and went t rork this morning." Chief Inspector A. E. Haschke who also figured in Thursday's onference, revealed that to isagreement .with the contrac or goes all the way back to las Vug. 27. On that date he "red agged" the project because throcess of moving but all of ils furniture and appliances and most of bis clothing were still in the house. Fire Chief Casey Jones esti- lated the damage at to he two-bedroom wooden struc- ture and to the contents. J County Units Nobody was at home when the fire; broke out. An uni- dentified neighbor spotted the north corner of the residence on fire and notified the fire department at Two county units were dis- jatched from Central Station MJt the house had been 'de- stroyed by the time they' ar- rived. Bloomington volunleci firemen were also dispatcher to the scene. Firemen said flames could be seen five miles away. Smoke could be seen a mile from Vic toria. Close Wafch A barn and another building located on the north side of the home were riot affected bui firemen kept a close watch on them. The bam contained hay (See FIRE Page 11) A land improvement project on the Goliad Highway sur- rounding the Cactus resulted in a brief misunder- standing when it was taken be- fore Commissioners Court earlier milled this week, to Victoria was sub- Planning Commission Thursday. The planning commission gave tentative approval, con- Fire Strikes Edna School Unit Newt EDNA A fire believed to have originated in the heating system of the Edna Independent School District's administration building caused an estimated damage Thursday eve- ning. The brick building, valued at approximately is five years old. Most of the damage was due to smoke, water and heat, a witness at the scene said. Due to high winds, Edna volunteer firemen attacked the fire through the roof. Two fire department units answered the alarm and had the blaze oui in about an hour and a half. The fire began about p.m. The damage was estimatec by Supt. Jerry Jacobs, whose office is in the building along (See EDNA Page 11) uigent on the developers meet- ig three requirements set by be panel: 1. f the commission concerning widening the right-of-way on a ounty road must be met, 1. percolation tests to determine he. feasibility of.... peptic ,'tank use in the area must be'made, anil 3. the over-all plan must all right-of-way re- quirements for the future wtden- ng of Goliad Highway into Jt our-lane expressway by the Itate Highway Department. Engineers P. B. Lowry and vlllton Seale, who are handling he project for W. M. Murphy Jr., Albert Dick and C. B. Srwin, owners, said that the ilan had been approved by he highway department district engineer's 'office. They offered no'objection, however, when Commissioner William 5. Fly asked the commission to have ;iiicE of Engineering John Balusck "check this out on his Study of State Hospitals Explained by Dr. Constant A sub-committee of the Board of Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools "already has begun to Dr. George A. Constant of Victoria said Thursday. The purpose is to find ways to Improve the state .hospital operation, specifically with re- gard to acquiring and retaining competent "superintendents and clinical directors." By clinical directors, Dr. Constant ex- plained that he meant "doctors who will be in charge of care and treatment" of the state's mentally 11L All this apparently is a build up to another state-wide, con certed public relations campaign in support of new appropriations for the state hospitals such as Texas experienced some IS years ago. Asked what the solution to acquisition and retention of ade- quate personnel might be. Dr. Constant replied: Questioned further about pos- sible violations of the law re- ferred to at a meeting of the full state board in Austin Mon- day, Dr. Constant replied that his grow is not concerned with this matter. Instead, he said this is vnuiter which the De- af Public Safety bu xsn asked to make a separate and distinct investigation on. Dr. Constant said further that resignations of two state hos- pital directors in recent months s "a culmination of a series of discrepancies which have oc- curred over the last year to a year and a half." Speaking specifically, and with a touch of humor, about the recent resignation of Dr. Baton Bennett as superintend- ent of the San Antonio State Hospital, which' was widely ascribed to the escape of Leslie Douglas Ashley, Dr. Constant said: 'I don't Ihink Dr. Bennett's resignation was a result exclu- sively of the Lady Ashley af- fair." C SHOPPING DAYS He said Dr. Bennett had been dissatisfied with his own per- lormance "for several months" because the doctor felt thatt while he was fully qualified anc "could be better utilized" in strictly clinical services, he lacked something in adminis- trative ability. Correlating the case of Dr Eaton with his earlier premise .hat the big problem in state wspitals Is money, Dr. Constan said that "I understand that he has accepted a. position with the Arkansas state hospitals at 000 a year more than he was making at San Antonio." While money is the way to the proper staffing of state hospi Uls, It is not a panacea. Dr Constant said the sub-committee 01 which he is a member wil be concerned with "determining the needs of all of the state mental hospitals." This wll deal primarily with staff and personnel'needs, but it will be closely related to the desire obtain maximum benefits of new methods and drugs as well. As for the condition of the Texas mental hospitals, Dr. Constant said that they "have Improved 100 per cent over the past 15 and thai sordid (See STUDY Pace ID Fly also offered a recom- mendation on widening the county road right-of-way, which was adopted by the commission. 5eale said the owner planned to widen the right-of-way on the west side from Goliad High- way to the Cactus Club, from he present 40 feet to 55.6 feet. Fly pointed out that this would a bottleneck with a 55.6- :oot road funneling into the present 40-foot road, and asked hat right-of-way be widened to the east of the present road and all that way through the prop- erty. Scale at first said this would create a drainage problem, but aler agreed to Fly's plan after a solution to the drainage prob- lem had been worked out. Commissioner A. A. Akins and Secretary Delbert Crocker, presiding In the ab- sence of Chairman Dan R. Coleman, brought up the mat- ter of percolation tests. It wai pointed out that the commission does not at this time know what (.See PANEL Page 11) WEATHER Mostly cloudy and cold Fri- day through Saturday. Norther- ly winds 20-30 mph. Friday, gradually diminishing Friday night and Saturday. Expected Friday temperatures; High low 25. South Central Texas: Mostly cloudy and continued very cold Friday and Saturday. High Fri- day 30s north 38-43 south por- tion. Precipitation Thursday: .01. Total for year; 33.25. High Thursday: 73, low 63. Tide? (Port Lavaca Port O'Connor Highs at p.m. and a.m. Saturday. Lows at a.m. and p.m. Sunstt Friday. Sunrise Saturday. Weather extremes for this date: Low 24 In 1932, high 84 In 1924. I'hJa IMIiirriinnuil on data from the US VYuuirr Buruu Victoria ;