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LULAC Raps Conditions At Robstown Labor Camp . The Robstown Labor Camp is under fire of the League of United Latin American Citizens' (LU- LAC) today.- The LULAQ's civil rights committee criticized the condition of -the camp" in a letter to the County Commissioners Court. It was signed by Tony Bonilla, chairman. , · # "Bonilla asked that the condi : " tions'be alleviated or- that the county donate land for a low rent housing, project there. It .would be financed by the federal government and sponsored by the LULAC. vide equipment for various types of ball, games. It also said the-council would ask the city pf Robstown to provide supervised recreation programs at the "camp. Also suggested was conversion into a community center of a "large structure used as the office for the manager." The LU- LAC council would provide air conditioning and heating for it and help establish, study hall programs and provide tutors. THE COUNCIL also would try- to obtain movies and other pro- grams for children during weekends and encourage the antipoverty committee to initiate educational programs. If the county '.'does not desire to continue operating this facility," the LULAC council asked that land be donated for a rent .housing project to be financed by the federal government. · County Judge Noah Kennedy said today that he had not received the letter, but was expecting it in the mail. "BONILLA'S LETTER said the camp's barracks are crowded; there is no running water'in, any of the apartments; there are no drinking fountains; there is no hot water for - bathrooms and showers; there are no screens on the doors and windows; roofs *leak,\apartments flood when it rains; broken windows - are not repaired; t r a s h accumulates throughout the area, and there is little, if any, law enforcement at the camp. Thirty-five to 40 families live in the barracks at the labor camp, the letter said. Bonilla said the committee understood the Nueces County Housing Authority supervises operation of the camp and asked that the authority institute "a broad program for improving the facilities, including.allevia- tion of some of the complaints" "listed irr the letter. He asked if the authority 'meets regularly and when it last visited the camp. · In addition to making the suggested improvements, the letter also asked that a playground area be designated, adding LU- LAC Council No. 1 would pro- SPECIAL Uniroyal Safety Air Ride 6.50-13 Blackwail COLLEGE Continued from Page 1 It has been suggested, but the report did not say so, that the new Corpus Christi college be made a part of the University of Texas System so its work could be integrated with the UofT Marine Science Institute at Port Aransas. The board also clarified a controversial list some Merpreted as a recommendation to limit enrollments at some schools. The board made it clear that enroUnient limits listed earlier for schools were only for planning purposes and are subject to review. The Texas Legislature, which has the sole power to create and finance new schools, will have the final word on where and when new institutions will be created- only Uniroyal matiesThg.fain.flre'anU TfGERPQW. 0 BRAKE ADJUSTMENT 49 REPACK FRONT WHEELS 89' ·*»*Aftenfi'on Sfocfe Car Racers* We have a limited quantity of radial p!y "seconds".. .see us for special prices! Jim Brace TIRE COMPANY 4330So.Stapl« "Acrosi From Aufotown" 854-1444

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  1. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times,
  2. 16 Sep 1968, Mon,
  3. Page 16

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