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rTi.fH.llWM LITTLE CHANGE Tonight occasional rain is forecast for the northern plaN' eam Scattered showers are predicted for the central plateau, the northern and central Pacific coostal region and portions of the eastern Great Lakes region and; 'vi' the, Ohio Valley. Clear to partly cloudy skies should prevail elsewhere, in the naV tion. Cooler weather is indicated for most of the northern half of the nation and the Pacific coast with the only exception being the northern plains where a warm. ing trend is Little change in temperatures is expected elsewhere jn Lt the nation. Minimum temperature forecast includes: Phoenix 62; Little Rock 54; Seattle 48; San Francisco 54; Denver 43; Fort Worth 57; Los Angeies 62; rt Dulufh 40; Chicago 52; St.

Louis 56; New Orleans 62; Boston 50; New York Washington 55; Atlanta 50; Jacksonville 58 and Miami 70. leashed a 300-foot wave of water that roared down the Piave Valley ravine wiping out more than six villages. (Story on Page 1.) (UPI Radiotelepljoto) SCENE OF DAM COLLAPSE Photo above shows recent view of the Vajont dam at Longarone, Italy, whfch was smashed by a massive landslide which un Edinburg Girl Scouts Weariness Hampering Mme Nhu's Campaign to Woo American Public Conservation Meet Speaker Development of water supply adequate to "meet needs in Texas in decades to, come, is a "tre-rmepdous challenge," i. E. Stur-rock of 'Austin, general manager of the Texas Water Conservation Assn.

told delegates to the state meeting of the Texas Soil' Conservation District Supervisors in Mc- Allen today. About 800 district lUDPrvisnrs and guests have been in the conference program, which has included general sessions at McAllen Civic Center and tours of the border area to view agricultural development. "To meet the challenge (of water' needs) is the responsibility of everyone from the individual citizen and private organizations to all levels of government, Stur- rock said thus morning. It will require hold- leadership and, miii.il iiam miu. uu ju uuu ill cent years.

L. JL Sturrock traced the develop ment of coordinated efforts on the part of" various agencies and organizations in working for water resources, which ultimate ly resulted in formation -of the Texas Coordinating Water Com mittee. On Cbmmitte The committee, he said, in cludes two representatives each from American Rice Growers Association, American Society of Civil Association of rp i East Texas Chamber of Commerce, Valley Chamber of Com- T- m.nM.uAH Commerce, Texas Heavy, Municipal and Utilities Branch of 'the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. Texas Manufacturers Association, Texas Munici pal League, Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association, Texas Society ot. Professional Engi neers, Texas and -isoutmvestem Cattle Raisers Association, Jexas State Grange Texas Water Conservation Association, West Texas Chamber "of Commerce, Texas Farm Bureau, and the" Texas Forestry Association.

Also he said agencies such as the- Corps Sf 'Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation. Soil Conserva tion Service, State Soil Consefy vation Board, Texas Water commission, Texas Water Pollution Control Board and river authori ties and districts are "coordinating, planning and development programs through numerous conferences. "All of this has resulted in M-ont iViiAirAmAtitc in thp.fiplH of water resources in tne past decade. Reservoirs in Texas, he said. have grown from 63 in 1950 with 5,000 acre feet or more con servation storage capacity and usable capacity of 7.4 million acre feet of water to 116 reser voirs with usable capacity of 14,932,000 acre feet.

Twelve more are under construction with 055,000 capacity, he added. finmc 750 uDstream-Dow re tardation dams and thousands of farm and stock ponds, he con tinued, have been constructed un- der'the Soil Conservation Service, program. "Yet in spite this great he warned, "water development in Texas has not kept NEW YORK (UPI) Wearl-j ness seems to be hampering Mme. Ngo Dinh Nhu's three-week campaign to woo American pub-and two television lie opinion, but the first lady of South Viet Nam scheduled a talk Tomorrow elude Mrs. A.

C. Edmonson, Mrs, Edwin P. McConnell and Mrs Gene Moore. Mrs. Joe Holmes Is program events coordinator.

Mrs. H. Utz is service projects coordina tor. Businesses or civic organiza tions needing Girl Scouts for community service projects may call Mrs. Utz.

Mrs. Robert Gandy and her troup 25 of Girl Scouts will be in charge ot "Scouts Own" at the weekend senior camporee to be held at Moon Lake in Progreso Saturday and Sunday. Girls will board the Boy Scout bus at a.m. at the home of Mrs. Gandy.

Some' 25 girls are expect ed to attend. Other sponsors- for the Edinburg troup at this cam poree will be Mrs. Martin Gandy and Mrs. Benny Nibert. Troup 193 from Donna, Weslaco and Edcouch will be hostess troup.

Mrs. George Godfrey is leader and Mrs. Roger Young is assistant leader. The schedule begins at 9 a.m. Oct.

12 with the girls setting up camp. The aiternoon program will be under the direction of the McAllen girls and a campfire that night by the Harlingen troup. The camporee begins Sunday with flag ceremonies by the Brownsville troup anU Scouts Own by Edinburg. Camp will break up at 2 p.m. 4f 4.a4 Ik- SO! Women Voter League To Spark Poll fax Re MISSION Jose J.

Gonzalez, 25, of Mission has been added to the Mission police department staff as a patrolman-trainee, it was announced today by Police Chief Claudio Castaneda. A resi dent of Mission for 14 years, Gon zalez is now undergoing in-serv ice training with members of the Beginning next Monday, the new patrolman will be enrolled at the Valley Police Academy at Weslaco for a session to continue four weeks under the direction of a faculty from the College Engineering Extension Service. Gonzalez is filling an opening which the department has had for several weeks, Castaneda said. He brings the total person nel in the department to 14. WESLACO Trustees of the Weslaco school district will run for office for designated places, beginning next April.

The school board voted 5 to 2 this week to make the change. which will eliminate a one-shot voting practice at the polls. Voting against places being designated were Dr. Armando Cuellar and Charlie Pe a 1 lasting votes lor the new arrangement were Jim Cook, Mrs. Ralph Swanzey, John Flowers, Kenneth Sherry and M.

F. (Red) Connor. In the past, board candidates have been listed on the ballot in a group, with no specific oppon ents. Two of the seven-member board are to be elected next yeaiCt EDINBURG A one car accident 10 miles north of Edinburc caused considerable damage to the late model car which side- swiped a guard post on a curve County Patrolman A. Pierce, who investigated the accident re ported no injuries and no charges will be filed against Lloyd Dee Thornton driver of the car.

Obituaries DEODORO RODRIGUEZ ALAMO Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Satur day in Pharr for Deodoro Rodri guez, 67, of Alamo, who died in a hospital in Harlingen Thursday. Survivors are his Mrs. Benilde M. Rodriguez; three daughters, Mrs.

Rebeca R. Gue ra of Los Guerrera, Tamaulipus, Mxico; Mrs. Raquel R. Valde-ras of Alamo; Mrs. Amparo R.

Escobedo of Modesto, Calif; one son, Teodoro R. Rodriguez Jr. of Alamo. Rev. Father P.

J. Smith will officiate at services at St. Josph's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. this evening at De Leon Funeral Chapel. Weslaco Church Hosts Quiet Day WESLACO Mrs. Wallace B. Thomas, president of the Daugh ters of the King, Episcopal Dio cese ot West Texas, has an nounced that Fall Quiet Day for all women in the diocese will be sponsored by the Daughters Wed nesday, Oct.

16. Quiet Day will be observed at three points in the diocese. Grace' Church," Weslaco, will be hostess to Episcopal women of the Valley, with the Rev. William Lang, Epiphany Church, Ray- mondville, conducting. Hours will be from 10 a.m.

until 2 p.m. Other points for the diocese wide Quiet Day will be Camp Capers near San Antonio, and Corpus Christi. At Wcslaco the Rev. G. Goodson, rector, will celebrate Holy Communion, assisted by Reverend Lang who will have charge of the meditations.

Women who cannot attend for four hours may attend a part ot the session. Each participant is asked to bring a lunch, a Bible and the Book of Common Pray er. Child care will be provided from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Indignant- Thief Lands in Prison ST.

HELIER, Isle of Jersey (UPI) Bernard Miller, 23, went to the police in high indignation because somebody stole his car. The police said they didn't know anything about Miller's car, but had been looking for him in connection with a $8,400 store robbery. He was jailed for eight years. Air Terminal Gets Paint Job Visitors and air travelers pass ing through the air terminal build- ing at Milcr International Airport at McAllen would do well to not lean against the building or Its upright columns. Painters are busily at work today giving the building a fresh coat of paint, to further spruce the already, sharp looking modern terminal EDINBURG A couBty-wide meeting of community, and civic kiysfery interested -in "the repeal Of the poll tax will be held in the near future, it was learned The Edinburte League oJ Women Voters wilf sponsor the meeting to be held in the court house auditorium.

Repeal of the tax has been endorsed by the Democratic and Republican parties as well as by many other interested groups-! and clubs. The state-wide efforts of these groups is being coordinated by a central advisory committee. The League of Women Voters was selected as an organization that can keep th campaign on a non-partisan basis. AH materials and publicity tn the state level will be released by the commit-mittee through the League's tftate office. Production of materials and financing the campaign will be shared responsibility of the whole committee with the League providing executive and administrative services.

Edmburgs League has a large order of promotional materials bumper stickers will be available, 4 Dam (Continued from Page 1) sing. The- old woman dug with spoon in a pile of mud, bricks and gravel that was her home before the water thundered down the Piave River gorge, smashing thousands of little houses like hers and burying their occupants. The water wall was forced over the 875-foot dam by mountain landslides-crashing into its backwater. "My son," the old woman said as soldiers tried to pull her away. "My son, he's In there." Was Visiting Daughter Mrs.

Carmela Buttet, 72, was one of the few hundred who sur vived the disaster that struck her home village of Fae, the town of Longarone, and other settle ments in the gorge. She had been visiting her daughter-in-law up the mountain. ''Come, old woman," one of the Italian soldiers on a rescue team in the village said to her. "There is nothing you can do here." Mrs. Buttet wrenched her arm free and kept digging with her spoon.

She knew that beneath the rubble lay her son, his wife, and their three children. "Come, old woman," the soldier said again. "Dig!" she cried. "Keep digging." In Longarone, the 1,500 surviv ors of the 4,700 who lived here before the disaster talk about Warrant Officer Papa of the Italian Carabinieri, the state policeman who was stationed in their town. It was he who gave the outside world the first word of the disaster although he did not know it.

It was about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday when Papa telephoned his headquarters at Ponte Delle Alpi down the mountain. "I hear a strange noise," he think. Heard A Scream There was a pause. The- officer in headquarters waited.

Then he heard a scream. "Out, out," Papa shouted, ap parently warning his men in the Longarone office that the water was about to engulf them. The telephone in Ponle Delle Alpi went dead. Papa was' swept to his death with his men. Among the first relief workers to reach the flooded valley was an American, Capt.

Fred R. Michclson "Of St. Louis, Mo. Michelson is a helicopter pilot with' the Southern European jask Force based in Verona. When the call for help came, he flew directly to the Piave gorge and circled the area to find out the extent of the disaster.

"It's hard to visualize," Michelson said. "The towns that were there along the Piave river they just aren't there any more." Another helicopter pilot, Capt. Harry Jones of Ambler, could see from the air that "the village of Longarone was just swept "Most people are, dead" in the valley, he said. Comedian Lewis Has Big Problem NEW YORK (UPI) Joan Whitney Payson, owner of the New York Mets baseball team Wednesday night asked comedian Joe E. Lewis to do her a favor.

"I'd like for you to sing the Star Spangled Banner at the opening of our new Mets stadium next-April," Mrs. Payson said jokingly after watching Lewis' show at a night club. 1 "Sing it?" Lewis said. "I'm lucky if I can ay iL" i Zoning Law 4'3 Changed Okehed DONNA A loning ordinance exception has been -approved -by? the Donna city council! to permit Tommy Leadbctter to construct a drive-in grocery tut lot andV of Block 29. J.

The Planning and Zoning Cow' mission headed by- John. Middle brooks recommended the excepc tion. It also recommended." that: Roberts Avenue from North '5thr; residential to bnsineSs.7 It wai pointed out in the zoning and plan nine minutes that a trailer nark and other businesses already were located in the area. Council members indicated they favored the rezoning and instruct ed City Atty. Rahph Alexderipf; Edinburg to draw" up an ordi1 ance to be presented at the IVov--ember council The city charter, requires "a public hear int before, the- ordinance, is i Japan Welcomes Test Ban Treaty TOKYO (UPI)' if- 'Japan, th only nation ever attacked by nuclear weapons, today welcomed the formal commencement of the East-Weet partial nuclear -test ban treaty.

lw .1 A Foreign Office stalem? nt "eM pressed hope the treaty wjll, the "first step toward the reali- zation of a total nuclear test boa treaty." i mTt 4 3 NOW-Biooer Than Ever-and Better as Usual Start Drive EDINBURG Tomorrow at 8 a.m. at the Echo Motor the captains and workers for the Edinburg Girl Scout Fund drive will meet with -Chairman Charles Florence. They will re ceive materials and instructions to begin the drive for the 1984 year. Goal for the year is $3, 200. Captains for the drive Mmes.

Charles Dennis, Blackie Bowers, Dean Patten. Charles Queen, Ray Dube, Bill Hockey, Robert Gorena, Joe May and Mr. B. J. Pigg, i Gillesoie Baker is secretary for the financial drive.

Miss Julia 5Qu inn, executive director of Girl Scouts for. the. Tip of Texas Council, spoke to the Edinburg group recently. She explained many of the financial needs. It was pointed out that operating cost for Girl Scouting is much lower than for most other similar organizations, but it does take approximately $16 per girl each year.

The goal for Edinburg has constantly been met and it is hoDed it will be met this year. Troup organizers this year in- Quotes From TKe News By United Press International MOSCOW Premier Nikita Khrushchev, saluting the nuclear test ban treaty and calling for iurther agreements: Now it is necessary, and our governments proclaimed themselves in favor of it, to develop the success achieved still further to look for the settlement of other ripe international issues." 1 NEW YORK South Viet Nam's Mme. Ngo Dinh Nhu in a speech at Sarah Lawrence Col lege for Women: American does not seem to realize Viet Nam is winning the war. NEW YORK Tran Van Choung, father of Mme. Nhu.

who recently quit as South Vietnamese ambassador to the United States: "There are hundreds of other Vietnamese who could be better leaders of Vict Nam than the present family, the ruling family." BELLUNO, Italy Capt. Fred R. Michelson of St. Louis, who accompanied relief workers to the scene of the Vajont Dam disaster which killed an estimat ed 4.000 persons: It hard to visualize. The towns that were there along the Piave River they Just aren't there any more." Upper Val ley Men Hunt Pheasant SAN MANUEL A.

T. Van- noy, Kiki de la Garza and W. Bradshaw went pheasant huntine last weekend several miles west ot here, Vannoy has the three acres on which the three well-known Up per valley men hunted. COLWADO'S BEST BEER (3) IN HANDY GLASS CANS! DISTRIBUTED BY CUZFR'3 Bronxville, N. Y.

Dr. Lawrence Alpert, a physio ian, was summoned to her suite at the Hotel Barclay -here and Bive her sedation. The doctor said she was suffering from "exhaustion," but would be able to carry on her speaking schedule. In appearances Thursday, her third day in this country, Mme. Nhu repeated assurances made previously about the regime of her brother-in-law and the Buddhist opposition that is rocking his Roman Catholic administration in Saigon, Tiredness delayed the talk at Sarah Lawrence, but she recovered hei energy to appear before a group of students and faculty members and assure them that "America is backing Viet Nam because it is the last bastion against The tart tongue that has brought her notoriety has been noticeably sheathed during her stay here, but she unleashed it briefly to add, "America does not seem to realize Viet Nam is winning the war." United States officialdom has ignored her visit.

In quarters her trip, with its' heavy schedule of speaking appearances, is. viewed as an attempt' to bypass the government in propagandizing to the American people. It Is believed that Nhu will leave Monday or Tuesday for Washington. No official inviations have been issued to her there, but she has said she would be happy to accept any which might I be offered. Art League Show Staged at Bank The Upper Valley Art League is continuing an exhibit at McAllen State Bank through Oct.

19. The exhibit was set up last weekend as a courtesy to the McAllen Business Professional Women's Club as part of the background for a reception kicking off National Business Women's Week. The exhibit Is open from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. daily.

The putlic is invited to view 40 pictures hung in the community room of the bank. Tourists are especially Invited tothe next meeting of the Art League, officers announced. The meeting will be held at the Woman's dub at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Cars (nvolved In Minor Crash One minor accident was investigated by McAllen police' Thursday.

No injuries and minor damage resulted. According to police, cars driven westbound on Harvey drive by James Reese of McAllen and La-nora E. Parish of McAllen were involved in a rear-end collision at (Harvey Drive and 16th Street. The car driven by Mrs. Parish stopped when children entered the street, and was struck from the rear by the car driven by Reese, Damage was confined to the right front end of the Reese car.

MEET POSTPONED WESLACO The ul a meeting of the Wcslaco Farm Bureau has been postponed until Oct. 24, President Earl Barnes reported. The session was delay ed because of the State Soil Conservation convention being in the Valley. atiFordham University today The petite Mme. Nhu, sister-in-law of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, was exhausted Thursday night on returning from a talk at Sarah Lawrence College for Women in great confusion if the' state repeal is not passed at this time.

5 Orientation of new members, previews of new publications plans for future board and membership meetings and a report of the juvenile problems study group were other matters" consi-1 dered by the board at its meet ing Wednesday. Berlin (Continued from Page 1) nuclear test ban treaty and the. general relaxation of tensions in the cold war. The dip.oitiats s.iid the Soviets may have been under the impres sion that Allied troops were under orders to avoid access route incidents as part of the new "spirit of Moscow" that followed the treaty signing If this" was the Soviet Intention. the Army- immediately made it ciear wm not back down in its determination to keen troops and vehicles rolling over Berlin's ac- cess routes as often as it chooses.

Algeria (Continued from Page 1) between representatives of the two governments "a dialogue of deal men. Moroocan King Hassan II AcavnaA him mil roccan armed forces and an nounced that he was rphimintr from Agadir to the capital, Rabat. Both Algeria and Morocco claim- the area where the fieht ing took place, along the southern sector of the border about 600 miles southwest of Algiers. Both governments agree on the sites of the three battles but each calls the territory its own The border, dispute overshad owed continued maneuvering between the Algerian government and the Berber rebels in the Rebel 1 military commander Col. IMohand Ou El Hadj issued a siaiemem iiursday night from the mountain headquarters of the outlawed Socialist Forces Front (FFS) saying: "The regime (of Ben Bella) is already doomed.

Only its destruction will end our battle." National Army troops sealed off the last major road leading to the rebels' stronghold Thursday and additional forces left Algiers Thursday night for Kabylia. Two Named To Housing Board DONNA Two members of the Donna Housing Authority, whose terms expire Saturday, have been reappointed. Harold Seiver and Oscar Yanez were named by the city to serve new two-year terms. Mrs. Marion Champion is executive di- rector oi the bousing authority.

peal pace' Hjjith population growth and to be distributed throughout the municipal, industrial and agrjcul-j county. Rep. Eligio (Kika) "de la rural expansion." Garza, met with the local League Sturrbck said the National i Wednesday and offered helpful Planning Association "predicts! suggestions as to the most effec-that 70 per cent Of th South- tive use of these materials and west's economic activity will be other publicity media. Fact concentrated in Texas during the sheets, posters, handbills and as well as regular news T4nZ ACn1Mte4 -1 next 13 years'. Texas Moves Vp Texas jumped from fifth largest state to fourth largest in the past year, in population, with 000 persons.

"By 1980," Sturrock said "the, total dependable fresh water supply that will be available in the United States, will be about 515 billion gallons a day. The most the Nation can ever hope to have available as a result of engineering works is about 630 billion gallons a day." "Tndav." he continued "the na i i mm If 1 Mrs. Harold 'Prime or Mission, cnairman oi me local i-eague emmmittoe, stressed that for the League of Women Voters poll tax repeal is a necessary first step toward securing an effective vot er registration system for Texas. She also pointed out that he-ratification by two more state legislatures of the national amendment to prohibit poll tax as a requirement for voting will put Texas elctions in a state of Market and its implications on: U. S.

agriculture. Dr. Timm had two trips aboard recently to study this develop' ment. Climaxing the three-day session this evening will be the an nual banquet, with Cong. Joe tion uses 355 billion gallons of head oi tne -urpanmeni oi Agri-H ater a day, but, at the present! cultural Economics and Sociology rale of development, by eiai ic.

n. m. vjmvnsiijr, nsmu aiung me norm iim. prhipv. frh wt- discussed the European Common coast, 9 miles east of Alders.

rr nnnlvnf .515 billion callons a1 day, our rqulremrnts will have climbed to600 billion gallons a 1 oay. Sturrock said the Texas Water Commissions plan for meeting 1980 water requirements- of Tex as nroDosed construction of 45 Now in One-Gallon PLASTIC CARTOWS new reservoirs. The U.S. Study Kilgore of McAllen as principal Commission plan, he added, re- speaker. commends 30 new reservoirs by A panel discussion of conserva-1975, and another 53 by the year Hon program was conducted to-2010.

It proposes some 2,400 in the general session with controliJohn D. Wells, president of the stream structures to flnnds and soil erosion. The protects, he said, "will re- milr billions of do lars: the. hest available knowledge, skills and abilities: sacrtnee. it necessary to the common welfare; wisdom, to provide for future generations and unity and belief in the destiny of Texas and the United States of America It will take men of vision.

Also addressing the slate meet Ing, was Dr. Tyrus R. association as moderator. Panelists Included Dan Heinen, chair- man of the Atascosa ion con servation District: A. L.

Bading, executive director of the Assocla tlon of Texas SCS's; and Arthur Leesch, member of the state Soil Conservation Board. A final business session Jb scheduled this afternoon, when a new president for 1963-64 will elected and committee reports' and resolutions adopted. AT YOUR STORE OR.

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