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 - Jester Says State May Seek To Obtain Government...
Jester Says State May Seek To Obtain Government Labor Camps WASHINGTON, AUC. 7 w — Agriculture department officials said today that Gov. Beau ford Jester of Texas has' informed the department of the state's interest in eight government-owner! farm labor camps in the state. Last week President Truman signed a bill authorizing sale of such migratory farm labor camps to public or semi-public agencies or tq non-profit farmer cooperatives. Jester said that proposals will be submitted by the slate for acquisition of the ramps. Camps Aro Liislcd The Texas migrntory farm labor centers and cost of each nrc located at: Haymcndville. $298,380; McAllen $293.252: Harlinsen, S190,- 653; Weslaco, $311,871; Sinton, 5252,963; Robstown, 5254.26(5; Lamesa, 5213,572, and Princeton, 5135,726. The camps are equipped to accommodate from 400 to 1500 persons each, thit average approximately 1000. In addition, there is a ninth camp, currently undw'the control of the immigration service, being used as an alien inlernmane center. It is located at Crystal City, Tex., and was built by the-FSA to accommodate 800 persons. It was converted into an alien detention center in 1942 and enlarged so that it at one time could accommodate 3BOO persons. It is expected to be released soon for disposal as surplus properly. Soil Conservation Supervisor To Be Named In Election Today An election will be held by supervisors of the Lubbock County Soil Conservation district at 3 o'clock this afternoon in the courthouse here for the purpose' of naming a supervisor for zone 5, succeeding W. O. Perkins, who resigned when he entered federal service. Voting is to be confined to land owners in the zone, which comprises all land in the Lubbock independent school district. 'The land owner may live outside the zone,' but must reside somewhere in the district to be eligible to vote, the-announcement by E. R. Davis, chairman of the board of supervisors, said. ' . of in

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  1. Lubbock Morning Avalanche,
  2. 08 Aug 1947, Fri,
  3. Page 7

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