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1 OA -THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE, Friday, June n. 1S1 lAbandbned Bald Eagle Nursemaided by Zoo For the second time in eight Zoo staff members have been called upon to play nursemaid for a young bald eagle found abandoned In the county. : Dr. T. S. McMurry, zoo director, said a young bald eagle was delivered to the zoo Thursday morning by local Texas Parks and Wildlife officials, suffering from malnutrition. Last November, one of the rare birds was found wounded In Seadrift and spent several days recovering at the Texas Zoo In Victoria before being transferred to the state center for raptores ( birds of prey ) near Bastrop. McMurry described the bird as a "young, immature male, probably hatched this past spring." The zoo director suggested that "his mother and father kicked him out of the nest and he couldn't make a living." "The bird was severely debilitated," McMurry said. "We fed him and he ate well," he added. Dr. Kenton Riddle of the Raptore S5 DEATHS and FUNERALS A. G. Denmon - Advocate News Service EDNA-Funeral services for A. G. Denmon, 72, of Alice will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in the Jackson County Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Webb officiating. Burial will be in the Memory Gardens of Edna under direction of Jackson County Funeral Service. Pallbearers will be Oscar Berryhill, Joe Sloan, C. D. Nordin, Homer Arnold, Grant Crolley and Harvey Reynolds. Mr. Denmon was born Oct. 27, 1905 at Webster Parish, La. He had resided in Edna from 1940 to 1972 and was a retired Mobile employee. He was a Mason and a member of the First Baptist Church of Alice. He died at his home in Alice Wednesday. Surviving are his wife, Thelma of Alice; a daughter, Mrs. Carlyne Mascheck of Alice; seven sisters, Mrs. C. C. Neely and Mrs. Lillie Martin of Sarapta, La.; Mrs. Alice Wells and Mrs. Maxine Miller of Cotton Valley, La.; Mrs. W. S. Robinson of Baton Rouge, La; Mrs. Hazel Sprother of Cullen, La. ; and Mrs. Lucille Miniuks of Orange, Mass.; five brothers, Carl of Vidalia, La. ; Jim of Forrest, La.; A. D. of Lovington, N. M.: Big of Tyler and Little of Sarapta, La.; and two grandchildren. Samuel Bragg Advocate News Service EDNA Funeral services for Samuel Margit Bragg, 69, of Edna will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Apollo Drive ' Church of Christ with Mr. Bill York officiating. Burial will be in Edna Memory Gardens under direction of the Slavik Funeral Hpme. Pallbearers will be Tommy Singleton, Fred Eklund, Albert Randall, Fred McAnally, Billy Joy and Glen Taylor. J-Mr. Bragg was a native of Quinlan, Texas. He died Wednesday in a local hospital. ITEMS ' (Continued From Page 1A) would merely be "an extension of his (Briscoe's) general philosophy" of holding the line on taxes. Hill told reporters that a spending ceiling and direct ppperty tax relief were too complex to deal with on short notice in a 30-day session. V ' Hill said he supports property tax relief and a spending limit but feels details could be worked out only after thorough study. 4 t e 4 i . IRE AT REFINERY - An explosion and fire rJped ' through the Thrift-Way oil and gas refinery Thursday war BkmfieId,!N. M. Kight persons were injured ha fteblaa. , month!, Texas Preservatioa Cwocr m fctfwt wcrmmt about S p.m. Thursday to tmEvrt tb tat la the rehabflnaUoa moor. luad & m. th process of applying lor a pesmi to tetitiikA breeding cokntj tor 8tar nudji wbact species, and McMurry tnQiciQoi tiflflir- night h able to use the eagle tortawflmtjursiMes later. McMurry Jucjrart;lfwblir Qui the bird could ft xrfucAnt trwa tati af nutrition and yssftAesBtithnural& Joha HorWci. m euatue. saut Lyndoa Schatt, a tuelAgtdt JAi tft wildlife department a Varia.taw!it 9te tod to the zoo ia a very mwflwwt emnnooL hut the eagle respaude4 tmam&ututf to lMf tSm4 by the n persmmcft. The Interior Dfutftewt aManA the bald eagle, the wtnmii sjunfiii snur ISC aa endangered species sdtw tarlntr this year. Authorities Onuto 9 ariry lot active bald eagle s2s i 1 wtrtngtmus states Mr. Reeusswig Advocate News Service CUERO Graveside services for Henry V. Reeusswig, 76, San Antonia artist and writer, win be conducted in Hillside Cemetery at 3 p.m. Friday. The Rev. John II. Bert, pastor of Grace Episcopal Church, will officiate. Burial will be under the directum ( Freund Funeral Home. Mr. Reeusswig died a a Saa Antonio nursing hane Thursday. He was a member ef the Illustrators Club and the Annas and Writers Club of New York City, the National Academy fl Fine Arts and Phi Delta Tbeta. Mr. Reeusswig, a graduatetf Amherst College, was bora in New Jersey July 22, 1902, son f Ernest and Edith Reeusswig. He married Martha Sawyers ia New York City in 1921 Survivors are the wife; a sister, Mrs. Aurelia Batty ff Arlington, Va., and a brother, Norton Reeusswig of New York. Jarvis L. Clay Advocate News Service RICHMOND Jarvis L day 71, of Richmond Wednesday in a Houston hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, at the St. John's United Methodist Church in Richmond. Garmany and Co. Funeral Directors, Richmond Chapel is in charge I arrangements. Mr. Clay is survived by his wife, Mrs. Milady day f Richmond; a son, Jarvis W, Clay of Richmond; two sisters, Mrs. Kathryn McCteish f Pasadena, Texas and Xrs. Laura Annette Wittnehen tS Rosenberg; a brother, Matred Clay of Richmond; and twa grandsons. The family requests that in lieu of the usual remembrances, memorials be made to the Kidney Foundation . of Greater Houston, Veteran Promoted Advocate Newsservice CUERO Bob Wood ol Caere was promoted to master sergeant during the annual Texas Air National Guard summer camp in Austin. Wood, a repartei-photographer with the Cusro Record, has served 25 years in the U.S. Air Force and fte Air National Guard. He. presently serves as information technician with "the Austin unit. He has been attached to the headquarters unit since May, 1975. : f s . hp 3 Sidatr Johnson EL CXTNt - Suiiey "SaT M&amat, C lamis died KrThariiijtn.ftisftomfe Mr. Jhftnsw wis a retired ijHTar amf ntu-nnedL. and was a vtterjtt t uri War 0. He mss a nnenOMrat tb Xethodlst QuiKdbtflLMise Be ttet& Sent 3L 1319 in Lnuiae. am Sa Qved there aB halite aHrwMsai.eat-tJBB.in. Firi&jy to tb cftaprf af the IQwilar Hmwafi Borne, the Bee Tna Brtwer officiating, teuridl will the at the Garden af 3Qnunei Be:fcSEiMdtr a sisters. Krs, 3&u Situs, anct Xrs. VtuiBB of Faiacioe, Stirs. 3B5 5UrnKt af Vktoria, amA Xtas. JSna Stnckloa and Xtrs Saift.5idiHnirf Uimse. FtiltoOTHS wilE he Bui Sid Jrilnsmi. BUC 51hx&u F. E. Fsynt, KIS San&rsv Stock QuiRam3Utl BiHarat Mi. Pride n5asSenn CnSSia- Six. Aima Pride, uit. "Dunsta nt a beat ftahd Snlbwing; ant illness of Sbs. fttdfr was hwit Oct 4. Bft, to(Mtto;taum, and was aSSftftt. ffUnwrul arcBigemeiits are nwnfiinjanfiwiiE he announced fcw Ktn!tdt ftoeat Home of Vjittmrai. PLAN (CmtimasEfftnntPagB tit 3nnjK&imtf itogwet fees at the sunntitt StJhtesngsrsaio: this was an tnKpnwgTOtn the oreaident but tltfhtaamnisttBJB does not auOuuT eqtfKt! Congress to tsainjiteft wttrik oa the long-ttBngu:Shitg;taa.tr the middle of ni3fl3iuntth QdL V the nlannetf date of eamgTessuma" adjoununent, nnmaeinrBsalistic target 5or tfh Bax. Scfttesinger Qmumi sttBsetcE that Carter 5ias mode ae decsioa on wAethsr to) tmpwse oil import tees. EM tie su the president teste ai mssfs Etc demonstrate to ther nations at the July sinOThfttnthWmted States is atetettec8atDiJtn- it& own energy gjnjtitens. "TtHtticnaits afe the White EBnaae mustuig; sad: Carter arripfi'Cnnines&tn tact by mx JJifty tflnse naSs of the energy 31h& an wmcJfc ffiiuse-Seiiate nscdl agrsfflnent And he a3nrsiraics that the tax $Etafjai waald; not he aflBWdL dsn;ite its unuvnuilHity be am eieeboa enmnieted wo& n naris dtaiing with oottmafi gas regulation;, todisanal ejawtarsons to coaL. 3arjcaaesBttuKjamf energy ajrewrnaiiint J&ttuug!h the amount of 5janlmt thac would be (flStrtUBSwaKid: depend on on ttbe awrweae a the supply dhsnntioin. Sihiesnger said ndtatSsasRUlCeBKt: to he 3iit0eTOCttit?tsso gailansper gwr wacie based as current wssuirptiair figures anvfl the aatiaai supply was MlyibwfcSgeresafc. EBe tnittl a aes enmerence tQuft o3snntiaB& renresenting tess tttam tfhss fewE might be fcHnfitei wdtftottC imposing BStimihl tfiraugh, such UBfiasujss as cHcang; senrice StmaBSBreeJseads. Art Auction Record tlTfSBIS; (5 Enamel jrtumasns. imtesk glass and 3te nwssE dating: batk to snefieoafi and! Renaissance fflansi3arthehighe prices Sn3iSnr? X?aasd29 an the third Bwcnrt -lreafcngciay af the sale n& tfle Hobet wok ffirscft art euteawL A Ssindt eaanaet HsedaTIioii olgwainj the Aigst af Charity snfi (fiatng: from aztmnd wcas saffi Taursiay far $Z22 nuHBn ftt was- pwchased 89 seswdte ate went on the , 5tiRSBrmaBTdeaferEeiner 2tea SbuT the Staatiiche Suspect Held in Shooting Roger Henry, 39, of 7107 B Hallettsville Highway, was taken to De Tar Hospital Thursday night with a .22 caliber pistol wound to the upper right portion of his abdomen sustained during a shooting at his residence. Police said they arrested a 42-year-old woman at the residence and booked her for investigation. Police Officer Paul Hopingardner conducted the investigation of the shooting reported to authorities by the woman suspect at 9:27 p.m. She was arrested by Police Officer JooaBurney. Henry was taken to the hospital by city emergency nedkal services paramedics. CARTER (Continued From Page 1A) p.m Friday aboard Air Force One. He will address a joint luncheon of Fort Worth civic organizations at 1 p.m. at the Tarrant County Convention Center. The stop in Fort Worth, hometown of U.S. House Majority Leader Jim Wright, is billed as non-political, but some Republican Party leaders say the president needs to shore up his popularity, which has plummeted in recent polls. A regional official of the American Agriculture Movement said Texas farmers from as far away as the Panhandle will stage a demonstration in the Convention Center parking lot to protest low farm prices and their displeasure with the Carter admnistration. Leaving Fort Worth, Carter will fly to Houston, which was the initial reason for his trip to Texas. He will address a Democratic Party fund-raising dinner at 9:30 p.m. The dinner is one of six regional fundraisers to benefit the Democratic National Committee. Local organizers said about 1,500 tickets, at $300 each, had been sold for the dinner, which will attract party leaders and followers from Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico. President Censured LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -The executive board of the League of United Latin American Citizens approved a resolution Thursday condemning the way in which Mexican-American representatives were chosen to meet with President Carter in Houston Friday. t "We are very upset at the method employed by the Administration in the selection of community groups to hear and discuss the administration of justice in Texas and the Southwest," said national LULAC president Eduardo Morga of Hunnington Beach, Calif. Carter is scheduled to meet for half an hour with MexicanAmerican community representatives during his two-day visit to Houston which includes a Democratic fund-raising dinner Friday night. Ruben Bonilla, head of Texas LULAC, was not among those invited. Bonilla played down suggestions that political rivalries were at work in the selection of persons to meet with Carter. "This is not a battle among Chieanos in Texas. The President is the culprit," he said. Dollar Higher NEW YORK (AP) - The dollar rebounded in foreign exchange trading Thursday in Japan, Europe and New York, reversing the selling pressure of the past few days as economic news from Washington encouraged money dealers. Programs ( Continued From Page 1A) responsibilities that belong to the students' parents. "There's always a certain element of society that will sit back, because they know someone will come along and help them," Charles Lassmann proposed "I could care less about the parents." Martin Cano countered "What about the kids?" He suggested that it wouldn't save the district money not to participate in the program, "because if we don't take it. it will go to someone else. ' .) "I think we ought to, take a stand on it and maybe other districts will reverse their decision," Noble Malik wagered "School boards all over the state have said it's not wortb it." Gee interjected. "I personally feel it was a bad bilL" be added. r--.r;:'";l:." v Ira""7! WAR AND PEACE - As a sunbather relaxes unconcerned In 86-degree weather, 500 Marines storm a Southern California beach around him. The mock invasion was at Rewrite Slated Labor Bill WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate voted Thursday to send a hotly contested bill to revise the nation's labor laws back to committee for redrafting after supporters conceded that they lacked the votes to crack a lengthy filibuster. The Senate agreed without objection to a motion by Majority Leader Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., to send the measure to the Humah Resources Committee. ' O The move leaves the bill, strongly backed by organized labor and the Carter administration, with an uncertain future. Shortly after the bill was recommitted, Byrd told reporters, "Let me put it this way, we didn't have 60 votes BONDS ( Continued From Page 1 A ) significant in that they gauge the confidence the services see in the district's finances, but he said the size of the interest rates contained in the bids on the bonds will be determined more by the general status of the money market at the time the bonds are offered for sale. Investors have often offered the district interest rates that reflect a higher degree of confidence in the system than is indicated by the services' ratings, Holm added. Overall, however, officials feel the rating will be a benefit to the district. "It was a good rating, and we were really pleased to get it," Gee commented. Holm, who is a fiscal advisor to the city and county, also reported that the city's bonds that were sold in April received an "A-plus" rating from Standard and Poor's and an "A" rating from Moody's. Both of those ratings matched the highest ratings the city has received on previous issues. The bonds, which provided $2 million to improve the city's water and sewer system, were sold to Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette of New York for 5.41 percent interest,, which also pleased officials at that time. The bond ratings will stay in effect until the economic conditions of the governmental bodies change significantly . When asked how the school district could improve its rating to "AA," Holm suggested that it could improve its tax collections rate from the current 95 percent to 98 percent and that it should work to diversify its tax base. . He argued that the district is currently too dependent on the 10 largest taxpayers in the county, which compose some 43 percent of he total valuation in the county. Du Pont, which leads that list of taxpayers, has a larger valuation than the other nine companies combined, he added. "I agree, but do you have to use the children to put your point across," Cano asked. The consensus of the board at the end of the discussion was to write a resolution supporting an optional, not mandated breakfast program, which would "support local control," Allbright added. Concerning the full-day kindergarten program, trustees again suggested it, was taking away responsibilities from the parents. "If they have a babysitter for a full day, they'll use it for a full day," board members said. , Gee confirmed that if the present half-day kindergarten program was expanded, it would mean "having to add 20 more classrooms" and a similar number of teachers. The program would also require additional feeding capacities, because the students would be on campus -Jlfrx " - and I knew it." But he added: "I fully expect the committee to report out a bill." Sen. Harrison A. Williams, D-N.J., committee chairman, described the bill as "very much alive," adding that the legislation would be amended and returned to the floor later this year. But Republican Leader Howard Baker, who supported the filibuster, said, "1 don't think there will be a general bill. ... The principal battle is over." Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, leader of the filibuster, pledged to lead a second effort to talk the bill to death if the committee sends back a measure drafted along the lines of the present one. The legislation calls for stiffer penalties against labor law violators and would give unions additional leverage in their drive to organize more workers. Specifically, it' would speed up the timetable for elections on union representation, would LAND (Continued From Page 1A) been submitted to the committee. Others to submit bids were the. General Appraisal Co. of and Professional Appraisal Co. of Arlington. The bids and other aspects of the company were studied last week by a committee composed of Moore, County Commissioner Marvin Lockhart, County Tax Assessor-Collector Bessie Lassman, Gee, school board President Dr. Kenneth Mueller. Carsner and City Manager John Lee. Hamilton, in addressing the joint committee, said the company would probably bring up to 30 perople into the county to undertake the project for the year. He said his employees use numerous techniques to try to accurately determine the fair market value of property, its replacement costs and its income potential, for agricultural lands. The company will provide both market value and productive value for the agricultural lands and will leave it to the tax assessors to determine which farmers or ranchers qualify for assessments based on productive value. Hamilton said experience has shown that revaluations increase the values of between 50 and 70 percent of the homes being studied, but he urged homeowners not to feel that those increased values will automically mean their taxes will be higher. The taxing entities will determine their tax rate after they know how large their tax base is and how much money they will need to operate during fiscal 1979. Draw for lunch, as well as facilities for "nap time," Gee added. "It's very important we get some feed into this outfit (the TASB and TASA), because they're determining a great part of our budget," Buttram warned. In other business, Gee advised the board that additions to Aloe Elementary School would havve to head the list of priorities in terms of construction. "Aloe has to be the thing to go first;' he said. "We're really starting to hurt out there." - Board members spent the majority of the work session reviewing architectural drawings for the administration and, warehouse facilities which are1, to be relocated in the Vocational Technical School, the former Farah Building. Funds for financing the construction costs of the project were included hi the recent . : O Coronado, near San Diego, and ended annual active duty for reservists from eight states. Sent Back expand the size of the National Labor Relations Board and would give unions the right to send professional organizers onto company premises under tightly controlled circumstances. The committee has authority to return the bill to the floor any time after July 15, but is not required to do so. Normally, sending a measure back to committee for redrafting dooms it to defeat. The move to send the bill back to committee came shortly after a sixth anti-filibuster vote fell short of the 60 votes needed to cut off debate. The vote was 53-45, seven shy of the total needed. , However, the outcome was a foregone conclusion after Byrd announced in advance that he would vote against ending the filibuster and urged other senators to follow suit. Five previous attempts had been made to choke off the Republican-led filibuster, but that effort stalled at 58 votes. When long negotiations aimed at securing the two additional votes failed, Byrd decided to have the measure removed from the crowded Senate legislative calendar. ; A stronger version of the bill cleared the House easily last year, but this year, it became the focus of lobbying campaigns by business and organized labor. . Despite the setback, Labor Secretary Ray Marshall and the AFL-CIO voiced optimism that the bill would eventually pass. "I believe these (committee) changes can be made without weakening the bill's central thrust which is to strengthen the rights of workers to choose whether or not they want to engage in collective bargaining," he said. The AFL-CIO also said it was willing to accept changes that might satisfy enough senators to break a second filibuster. "We are of course disappointed that the current deadlock continues, but we Commission Okays Bonds Advocate News Service AUSTIN The Texas Water Commission has approved an application by Wharton County Water Control and Improvement District N. 1 for a $200,000 bond issue.. The bonds, with a five percent interest rate, are to be used to supplement an Environmental Protection Agency grant for rehabilitation of the district's . existing wastewater collection system, construction extensions to the wastewater collection system and water distribution system, and construction of a wastewater treatment plant. Criticism bond election,, but the architectural work was paid for out of local funds last year, Mueller clarified. Gee said the new facilities will allow for a "20-year growth plan" with a few unused areas available for future expansion. Part of the rationale in proposing the move to the Vocational Technical School was to centralize district personnel. Gee recalled. "Anyone with system-wide duties will be in this one place," he said. "That was the intent." Board members questioned the number of doors included in the drawings, as well as electrical lighting plans. "The location of the walls and the supports, pretty-well decide the size of the rooms," Mueller conceded, Trustees recommended that Gee meet with Warren Young, the project architect, concerning the proposed change, ' y i V. '".''1 - Ao' Pre Wirepno'O remain confident this bill will be promptly returned to the floor and finally enacted." a statement issued by the AFL-CIO said. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a leading opponent of the measure, hailed the Senate action, calling the bill's recommital "a resounding victory for the American people, a milestone in U.S. legislative history and a reaffirmation of fair play in labordmanagement relations in this country." The National Association of Manufacturers, another opponent, expressed hope that if a new hill emerges from committee, "it can be one that is fair and reasonable." Turkish, Russian Pact Due MOSCOW (AP) - Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit and Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev, meeting at the Kremlin Thursday, discussed the need for improved ties between their two nations as a step- toward bettering East-West detente, the official Soviet news agency Tass reported. Ecevit, whose country's relations with Washington cooled in recent years because of a U.S. arms embargo, conferred "at some length" with Brezhnev, officials at the Turkish Embassy here said. The two nations are to sign a joint "friendship and cooperation" pact Friday. "It was pointed out that relations between the Soviet Union and the Republic of Turkey are developing successfully on the basis of mutually beneficial cooperation," Tass said of Thursday's talks, in which Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko also took part. The two leaders "stressed the mutual desire of the Soviet Union and the Republic of Turkey to continue joint efforts to further deepen good neighbor relations between them." The news agency said Friday's agreement will open "new opportunities for developing and deepening cooperation in . bilateral relations and in the international arena." Tass said Brezhnev and Ecevit discusse'd issues of relaxation of international tensions and ending the arms race. They expressed the conviction, the news agency said, thaf good relations between Turkey, a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the Soviet Union would help expand cooperation in Europe. The board has noted disapproval of the major renovation project and the expenses involved for administrative offices by the public, but has maintained that utilizing space already owned by the district is the cheapest route to go in expanding. "When we talk about what goes on the walls and what goes on the floor, that's where we can cut," Allbright suggested. In final action. Gee distributed copies of the proposed 1978-79 budget to trustees for preliminary viewing before a scheduled budget session Tuesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the administration building. Gee predicted there would be two or three major decisions in the budget, dealing largely with salaries and "a couple of capital outlays", hut that the rest was determined by state regulations, ' "

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