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 - 4. front window. County Offered Robstown Labor...
4. front window. County Offered Robstown Labor Camp for $48,000 The Robstown Labor S u p p l y Camp,, valued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture at $288,000, ha* been offered for sale to Nuc- ces County for $48,000, representatives of the government told the County Commissioners Court this morning. A. E. Von Bergen, chief of operations of the labor branch, production and marketing lulmiiilstror lion of the Agriculture Department, presented the department's proposal at a meeting-of coilnty ofuclals and the board of jjovor- nor» who now operate tho camp. Decision I'romlned Wednesday At the conclusion of a two-hour session, the commissioners agreed to submit ·the proposal to the board of governors which now operates the camp for a recommendation. County Judge George Prowsc told thr Agriculture Department reprc- Bontative that n decUlon would be reached by Wednesday. Von Bergen said the county can purchase the camp for $48,000 under Public Law 298 which requires the purchaser to use the qamp to houuo agricultural workern. In the event tho camp if not used to house farm labor, title would revert to tho federal government. This reversion is limited to 20 years and after that period the county, or other purchasing agency would gain complete control of all personal and real property excepting mineral rights., The question of mineral rights waa brought into discussion this morning because one producing oil well i* located, on ,the labor supply camp property. The Agriculture Department representative told county commi»sioncrs that the federal government would retain all mineral rightn. Public Sale 1'onslblo Von Bergen told the commissioners that if a governmental agency or non-profit association of farmers did not purchase the camp to house farm workers, then the property would b« put up for public nale to the highest bidder. Sal* of thin type would include the mineral ·ights, ho said. Tho camp, comprising sorno acres and Including about 75 principal buildings, was operated by ,he Department of Agriculture ns the war. Recently the county :ian operated the camp under a ease agreement through the ol' governors. The Agriculture Department lixnl yeai ordered aale of many ot surplus properties, including farm .abor supply camps, after Congress reduced appropriations. C o n ?ress passed the meanuro, Public [jaw 2H8, whereby governmental agencies or non-profit groups ye priority of purchase of camps provided they were main tained for that purpose. ?10i Bid Earlier The county submitted a bid $100 for thn property about two monthn ago, but. retainod tho to enter Into negotiations with Agriculture Department on a chaso price. Accompanying Von Bergen here for the 1 meeting were P. G. and C. E. Hcrdt. NOTICE WALDEN'S PAINT SHOP CARS PAINTED $35.00 AND UP Oil N. Al.mtd. Dial e«0 FREE ESTIMATES ON DRIVEWAYS, STREETS It ROADS. VV« do »sphalt topping, concrete caliche and drive*. Call u* tor sandy loam, fertilizer and building materials. LET US INSTALL your septic and drain system. Drilling and pumping by machinery. T. C.Villarreal Trucking Z750 S. Fart OU1 425Z

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  1. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times,
  2. 08 Apr 1948, Thu,
  3. Page 28

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