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2 PAMPA DARY NtWS PAMPA. TEXAS ««th YEAR Tutiday, Jun* 27, 1972 Senator Employes Filibuster To Get Fund For Health Plan AUSTIN (API - Sock-tooted Sen. Mike McKool of Dallas stretched his filibuster through the night to dawn today in a dogged effort to get more money to treat the mentally ill and mentally retarded. His filibuster was nearly II hours old at 7 a.m. The words came slower and slower as McKool, his hands stuffed in the pockets of his trousers, paced the green carpet near his desk in his stocking feet. He occasionally flexed his legs to revive his tiring muscles. His stalling tactics on a Ml billion one-year state budget got underway just before noon Monday but was continuous from l:30p.m. He said those with mental problems have no lobby so someone had to speak for them. Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes and several of his colleagues claimed McKool, who lost a race for Congress and will not return to the Senate next year, simply Irrigation Reservoirs Need Water Storage levels for reservoirs serving most irrigation projects in Texas and Oklahoma reflect the extremely dry weather the area has experienced for several months, with one significant exception, locally. Following municipal and industrial water deliveries of 1,693.1 million gallons during May, the Canadian River project, Texas, has an above-normal outlook with an active storage of 340,820 acre-feet in Lake Meredith. A subnormal forecast persists for the W.C. Austin project, Oklahoma, despite an increase of 7,050 acre-feet in active storage in Lake Altus. The end of May found an active storage of 34.650 acre-feet in the southwestern Oklahoma lake. The forecast is normal for the Fort Cobb Division of the Washita Basin project, Oklahoma, where 64,730 acre-feet remain in active storage after municipal and industrial deliveries of 209.2 million gallons. Foss Division reports an active storage of 86,080 acre-feet which is considered normal. An active storage of 93,860 acre-feet provides an above-normal outlook for the Norman project, Oklahoma, where municipal and industrial deliveries from Lake Thunderbird totaled 293.5 million gallons during May. Prospects are above normal for the Arbuckle project, Oklahoma, with 63.020 acre-feet of water in active storage in the Lake of the Arbuckles. Municipal and industrial water deliveries totaled 70.1 million gallons. The outlook is normal for the Wichita project, Kansas, where Cheney Reservoir has 90,100 acre-feet in active storage. The city of Wichita received 310.8 million gallons from Cheney during May. Stock Market Quotations Tkt MteviM II i •• Ckiciu Eickiut U>< ctttk liiluw art tvriUM ky lit AMtrlllt tllleti W Merrill, L;«tk, Pbret, wanted the publicity. His wife, Betty, sat by his side part of the time as the Myear- old senator sought support for his proposal to add 917 million to the recommended appropriation for the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. To give it less, he said, "is just like kicking a cripple." McKool, who at 5 feet-4 inches refers to himself as the Chihuahua of the Senate, said some Texans who need professional care have been waiting as long as seven years to get into state-financed institutions for the mentally ill and mentally retarded. "We've gone too slow with not enough," he said. "I don't think there is anything that is more tragic than young kids who are afflicted and need help, A down or so women who had heard about McKool's filibuster sent word they were coming and sat in the balcony and applauded several times. Sen. Joe Bernal of San Antonio returned from a trip home for Sen. George McGovern's visit and said he had told the Democratic presidential candidate of McKool's apparent attempt to arouse support for the health services. "I think he (McGoverni shares my concern about what you are doing," Bernal said. McKool sucked cut oranges for moisture and snacked on small pieces of candy from his desk drawer. State Senate Considers Five TACB Appointees Prt». Ftk. April J«M CkMt M.B M.M MM 17 U U.tT MM J»M M.M I7.U MM nil Hlfk M.T( MIT ITU M.M MM Uw HJT MT1 MM 17 M M.M MM UM U.M MM M.M 17 M M.M MM Tkt f.lk«i.| II «.•• jrita ivtUtltM •rt hiriiikf 4 hy Wkttltr flrtta .1 P.-M Vktll II.I1W Milt |l.»4e«l Tkt (tlltBlM <MUIItM iktw Ikt r»|t •IlklM wkkk UMM Hcvrllk* t*M ktvt tat* Ut*t< •( tkt ll»« •» cuif IUIIM. ft™' A 55 Praikll* Lilt HH 1% Gikrilur Lift »H I Ky. Cut. Lift I* •'* SSErftt* 3 fc iTwMl.Llft ""* M% «* Tkt l.lkwltl lt:N H.V. M*ck£«ktl wwUllMi irt rnriltht4 ky Ikt P»»H Met .1 fckMMtr Mr»tt Hlck»». l«e. Aatrlc»Ttlu4Ttl «» CtlaitM CUIti ltr»tct DIA DPA GtMrilElMlrlc. GtMM MlMtitrt gator IBM PMHV'I PklUlfi PNA lt*riHttkuck. Iktlli f> '»» .MM .. M« ..If* ..!<« .114 .. ilk .. Mtt TtMciV ".'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.' »% ut MMI «* SUBSCRIPTION RATES dhe (iainpa Daily News By carrier in Pampa and RTZ $1.75 per month f5 25 per 3 months. 110.50 per 6 months $21 00 per year. By motor route $1 75 per month. By mail in RTZ $13 per year. By mail outside RTZ $1» 50 per year and RTZ. Single copy 10 cents daily IS cents Sunday. Published daily except Saturday by the Pampa Daily News Alchison and Somerville. Pampa. Texas 7(069. Phone 669-2525 all departments. Entered as second class mailer under the act March >. 1878 Milting ywr Daily Mtwt? Dial M9-2S2S Whra 7 p.m. , |0 o.m SunMyi AUSTIN, Tex. (API - Five members of the Texas Air Control Board have been passed on for consideration by the full Senate after a second grilling in committee. An attorney general's opinion requires that the Senate Nominations Committee send to the full Senate the names of gubernatorial appointees after the committee questions them. But four members of the committee voted against the five Air Control Board nominees anyway: Sens. A.R. Schwartz, GalvesUnr, Barbara Jordan, Houston; Chet Brooks, Pasadena; and Ronald Bridges, Corpus Christi. C-C Board Disapproves Nixon Plan At a meeting of the Pampa Chamber of Commerce board of directors before yesterday's membership luncheon, a resolution was adopted opposing a portion of President Nixon's reorganization plan which would place the Federal Highway Works Administration under a proposed Department of Community Development. The plan has received the blessssing of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, but the local : chamber went on record against it following an investigation by the Texas Highway Commission, the Texas Good Roads Association and Fred Thompson, chairman of the Pampa chamber's Highway Committee. All charge the change would amount to creation of another bureau with most of the benefits going to the larger cities of the U.S. They ask in the resolution that representatives in the U.S. House be contacted and asked to oppose the HR 6962 which they say "would bury the present highway program in a super bureaucracy." Ou The Record Highland General Hospital MONDAY Admissions Tommy Bates, White Deer. Mrs. Alice Leona Rhodes, 1137 Crane Rd. Ray C. Adams, Borger. Miss Pamela Jo Brazil, 711 Bradley Dr. Mrs. Carolyn Winningham, Pampa. Oscar S. Melson, 939 S. Banks. Mrs. Nancy J. Barns, 1211 N. Russell. Clyde C. Lawson, Truth or Consequences, N.M. Mrs. Claudine Carlos, 204 N. Sumner. Billy B. Morrison, 1609 Mary Ellen. Mrs. Vera M. Connelly. Phillips. John C. Pierce, Phillips. Joe W.Talley, Miami. Oscar L.Ray, 310 Rose St. Mrs. Wilma L. Durham, 1129 Sierra. Lora D. Wheeler, 1824 N. Wells. Mrs. Cleavene Elliott, 1835 Grape. Mrs. Lynn L. Luster, 1036 Prairie Dr. Mrs. Sue E. Higdon, Pampa. Dismissals Mrs. Leona Bearden, 309 Tignor. Baby Boy Bearden, 309 Tignor. Mrs. Veronica Carroll. 823A N. Nelson. Baby Boy Carroll, 823A N. Nelson. AudieB. Wade, 1314 Charles. Mrs. Romelle H. Hasse, 1704 Christine. Mrs. Ruby A. Mason, 1226 Duncan. Mrs. May Z. Green. 838 E. Beryl. Clarence Pyeatt. Canadian. Miss Rita G. Ellis, 312 N. Dwight. Henry L. Dawes, 1157 Prairie Dr. The committee recalled the nominees after some members voiced dissatisfaction with certain answers at a hearing June 20. Sen. Charles Wilson of Lufkin, who must take cortisone shots for asthma, asked E.W. Robinson of Amarillo if he had reconsidered his June 20 statement that "people seldom die of asthma or hay fever." "First I'd like to apologize to you for what turned out to be an unfortunate remark," Robinson said. "...I do consider them very harmful. In fact, I'm plagued with them myself." Schwartz asked Charles Barden, executive director of the Air Control Board, if the Gulf Oil Corp. refinery at Port Arthur has knowingly violated the air pollution law for years. Barden said yes. Schwartz quoted John Blair of Kountze, another of the nominees, as saying he was "very impressed" with a presentation made by Gulf in its request for a variance—an exception to the air pollution regulation. "I really want to know what they did that impressed you, because I'm not impressed at all that they conned you into a one-year variance," Schwartz said. Barden interrupted to defend the variance on the ground that Gulf agreed to work on plans to correct its emission. If the board had asked the attorney general to file suit, the case still would be six months away, he said. The other three nominees are Dr. Willie Ulich of Lubbock, Charles Jaynes of Waco and James Abrams of El Paso. Mainly About Local Key Club Officers People BULLY FOR DIANNE LUCAS, only 17 and the only female steer-riding rodeo performer in Australia's state of Western Australia. The beast looks bored. East Flood Victims Returning To Homes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Receding waters from the Eastern Seaboard's worst flooding disaster enabled thousands more to return to their homes today but crisis points remained at Wilkes- Barre, Pa., and Big Flats, N.Y. The death toll from the weeklong rampage by Tropical Storm Agnes climbed to 123 Monday. Among the latest victims were three newsmen killed in a helicopter crash as they returned from surveying the devastation. Drinking water remained a major problem in dozens of the hardest-hit communities, but the arrival of water purification units in some areas helped ease the need for trucking in supplies. New appropriations of federal rebuilding aid were promised by President Nixon after complaints that the initial allocations were far too small. Estimates of damage run over $1 billion in Pennsylvania alone. For the present, much of the relief came from people helping people. Mayor Eugene Peters of Scranton, Pa., brought hundreds of his city's workers to help man the food and medicine distribution center in Wilkes-Barre. Food, clothing and medical supplies were still being flown into the hardest-hit cities such as Wilkes-Barre, where downtown streets contained oily, stagnant water and full services were not expected back for a week. "We are spared of the flood, so we came to help our neighbors," said Mayor Peters. Big Flats, a town of 3,000 in southwestern New York, remained virtually deserted today as oil company workers attempted to collect an estimated 500,000 gallons of gasoline and oil that leaked from ruptured storage tanks. Fumes permeated the air. Entrances to the town were sealed off by police, and motorists on nearby Route 17 were warned not to smoke., Rising waters on the Ohio River above Cincinnati, Ohio, broke three giant barges used as moorings for pleasure craft free from their shore anchors early today and set dozens of boats adrift. There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries. Three-Judge U.S. Court Holds 5 Texas Laws Unconstitutional BROWNSVILLE. Tex. (AP) — A three-judge federal court has ruled five Texas laws unconstitutional and said the Texas Rangers used selective law enforcement to break a farm workers strike in Starr County in 1966-67. The ruling, returned Monday by U.S. Dist. Court Judges John R. Brown and Woodrow Seals of Houston and Reynaldo Garza of Brownsville, used strong langugage in the 39-page opinion to criticize the role of the Rangers in the Starr County farm labor dispute. The Texas laws knocked down by the decision include laws against mass picketing, secondary strikes and boycotts, breach of the peace, abusive language and unlawful assembly. A sixth law concerning the obstructing of public roads was ruled constitutional. The judges said the issue to be determined was "whether the defendants stepped over the line of neutral law enforcement and entered the controversy on one side or the other. It is the judgement of this court that such was the case." Attempts by the union, starting in 1966, to organize mostly Mexican-American field hands in Starr County lead to a long and bitter dispute punctuated by frequent mass arrests of union organizers and sympathizers, frequent noisy demonstrations and occasional violence and vandalism. The activity finally ceased after La Casita Farms of Rio Grande City, the union's main target, obtained an injunction in state court to halt all picketing. The suit was filed by the fledgling farm labor union against now retired Texas Ranger Capt. A. Y. Alice, four rangers under his command, former Starr County Sheriff Dr. Rene A. Soils and three of his deputies and Starr County, Justice of the Peace B. S. Lopez. Testimony in the case was heard in federal court here in the summer of 1967. No reason was given for the delay in ruling. "It is the conclusion of this court that the unjustified conduct of the defendants (rangers and lawmen) had the effect of putting those in sympathy with the strike in fear of expressing their protected First Amendment rights with regards to free speech and lawful assembly," the court said. "The conclusion is inescapable that these officials had concluded that the maintenance of law and order was inextricably bound to preventing the success of the strike," the judges said. "Whether or not they acted with pre-meditated intent, the net result was that law enforcement officials took sides in what was essentially a labormanagement controversy," the opinion said. Saying the report is not intended to be a whitewash of union activities, it noted "in a controversy such as this, it is rare indeed if all the blame can be laid to rest at one doorstep.'' "The authorities have prevented the plaintiffs from defending their conduct by causing crowds to be dispersed under threats or arrest, by arresting persons and then releasing them without filing charges, by abusing the bond system, by filing numerous charges against the plaintiffs, by refusing to file complaints made by the plaintiffs, by supporting a private anti-union newspaper (La Verdad of Corpus Christi), by the comments and threats made to union supporters in custody, union supporters seeking to file charges, union supporters on picket lines, and union supporters engaging in no activity whatsoever, all for the purpose of breaking the strike and its principles." the judge* said. "The police authorities were openly hostile to the strike and Individual strikers, and used their law enforcement powers to suppress the farm workers strike," the opinion continued, The opinion stated that the judges believe the prosecutions of union organizers and sympathizers were "instituted in bad faith and for the purpose of harrassment." Capt. Allee would not comment specifically on the court ruling, but he said the Texas Rangers "didn't take sides" during the farm dispute. "What the courts have ruled, they've ruled. I retired and I've been trying to retire for three years. We went down there to enforce the law as it was written, and didn't take any sides. If you'll do some checking you'll find that most of those cases (against the strikers) were made by railroad detectives," he said. Contacted in Beaumont, Farm Worker's Union lawyer Chris Dixie said, "At least law and order applies to the Texas Rangers." Farm union leader Cesar Chavez, reached at La Paz, Calif., said he was "pleased with the court decision. It is a victory for the farmworkers and the poor people of Texas. We felt the Texas Rangers acted in matters that did not pertain to law enforcement and were breaking the strike." Chavez said he felt the union will be "writing much legislation through the courts in the years to come. "A lot of the laws that were enacted at the prodding of the employers with no response from the other side. This is the beginning of reversing a lot of those laws that were enacted while the workers were not organized and not able to represent themselves." The judges also said that union organizers Magdaleno Dimas and Ben Rodriguez were arrested by Capt. Allee and other officers in "brutal and violent fashion" although the officers did not have a formal complaint or search warrant when they entered a Rio Grande city home to arrest them. Toil spring New York City police had about MO men investigating murders. Dlreeuri «f the Pampa Industrial Foundation will meet at II a.m. Wednesday In the conference room of the Chamber of Commerce, according to Fred J. Neslage, president. Reports on current operations and its industrial prospecting program will be made. Nettee Ipertsmea! The Pampa Chapter of the Canadian River Sportsmen Association will meet at 7:» p.m. on Thursday, June B, 1172 at the Knights of Columbus Club, 500 WEST Street, Pampa, Texas. The Pampa Chapter will elect 9 directors at this meeting to serve on the CRSA board of directors. All sportsmen are invited to attend and participate in this election. Grand Opening! La Siesta Restaurant, formerly the Silver Spur, Monday, June 26. 9 a.m. East Frederic. Specializing in Mexican food. (Adv.) MIscellaneoM Trims, material and elastic. 715 W. Foster. Wednesday-Friday. (Adv.) Vine-Ripe Tomatoes. Delicious Texas peaches. 84J Mart. (Adv.) Klrby Vacnnm Sweeper Company is now selling Bison Vacuum Cleaners, Still servicing Kirby at the same location, 512*6 S. Cuyler. 6fl9-2MO.(Adv.) Blond 3-piece bedroom suite. Call665-1053. (Adv.) Special Plate Lunches. Bar-b-q beef sandwich plate, $1., chicken plate, 69 cents, burger plate, 69 cents, fish plate, 79 cents. Don't cook today-Call S&J.,669-3661. (Adv.) People In The News WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon is going this week to the Western White House at San Clemente, Calif., and will stay until after the Democratic National Convention, July 1013. Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler gave no specific dates for departure or return in announcing the plans Monday. Mrs. Nixon is expected to accompany the President. Nixon is to hold a news conference and make a statement on troop levels in Vietnam sometime before leaving, Zieg- lersaid. TOKYO (AP) - Rep. Hale Boggs of Louisiana, House majority leader, and Rep. Gerald R. Ford of Michigan, the House Republican leader, were greeted on their arrival in China by Chou Pei-yuan, vice president of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs, a New China News Agency report says. Boggs and Ford arrived in Peking Monday accompanied by a party of 13, including their wives, the Peking broadcast said. They were invited by the foreign affairs institute. At a banquet Monday night, they talked with Kuo Mo-jo, vice chairman of the standing committee of the National People's Congress; Chan Hsi-jo, president of the institute, and other officials. To Attend Meet In D.C. brunch Monday Edwin Andrews . and Jim Sailor, Mcretiry of the Pampa Key Club, will be in WathinfUNt, D.C., July 2-5 to attend the 21th annual convention of Key Club International along with some MM Key Club members from all across the entire continent. Key Club International is a service organtfatton (or high school young men, sponsored by Kiwanii International. Principal speakers at the convention will include the president of Key Club International, Paul G. McDowell, Lafayette. La., and Wes H. Bartlett, president of Kiwanis International. Also featured on the program will be Herb Klein, director of communications for the executive branch of the U.S. government. Other speakers will also address the convention. The convention will get underway Sunday with a presentation of the Key Club International theme and objectives for 1972-73. A theme and related objectives are developed each year to serve as a guideline for projects and activities. Mark Fockele, trustee of Key Club International from Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Ga, will deliver the keynote address at the New Mexico Car Theft Suspects Held Two youths, IS and 16, are in jail here after Pampa police recovered a stolen car Monday. Three companions in the car theft are being sought in Amarillo. Police were alerted when a Pampa resident reported the loss of a wheel and tire from his car and gave a description of the culprits and their car. The vehicle was stolen at Parmington, N.M. and the owner is en route to pick it up. In addition to the theft charge, Farmington authorities want the youths held as runaways. When the two in custody told officers the other three had departed for Amarillo, law enforcement officers there and the FBI were notified. Freight Engine Jumps Off Track A Santa Fe Railway freight engine jumped off the tracks near the South Somerville Street crossing yesterday afternoon, but no damages or personal injuries resulted. Officials said the engine left the tracks just after crossing the intersection. The engine was back on the tracks within an hour and a half, with no damages. klckoff morning. Monday will be filled with educational meetings, seminars and contests to be topped off with recognition night, highlighted by the introduction of the » Key Club district governors. Tuesday has been set aside to allow delegates to spend a day, touring the many historic sites of Washington. The evening annual talent show and awards presentation will feature . America's Junior Miss, Lydia Anne Hodson of Lexington, Ky, : who will present the awards to finalists of the talent contest. • :On Wednesday morning the delegates will assemble for the House of Delegates to elect the new International officers for the 1W2-1W3 year. The convention will conclude with the noon president's farewell luncheon. McDowell, the outgoing president, will ; preside over the installation of ;the newly elected officers. Pampa Man Held In Jail On Charge A Pampa man was being held in jail this morning awaiting arraignment before Judge Ed Anderson on a charge of property destruction. Charley Ferguson was arrested after John Blair, 1221 S. Wilson, reported to police that Ferguson had used his car as a battering ram to repeatedly crash into Blair's car parked in his driveway at the time. According to the official police report, Blair's vehicle suffered considerable damage. Ferguson's car was found a few minutes later in the 600 block of S. Gray. There was extensive damage to the front end. Ferguson was picked up on an old traffic warrant outstanding and Judge Anderson was called. He advised them to lodge Ferguson in jail until he could set a hearing today. According to the police account, Blair intended to press charges in the matter. I Obituaries J.D. (BUDDY) McVICKERS Funeral arrangements are pending with the Morrison Funeral Home in Dumas for James Darrell (Buddy) McVickers, 34, who was dead on arrival at Pensacola, Fla., hospital Monday morning of an apparent heart attack. Born at Dumas, he was a 1955 graduate of Dumas High School and attended Texas Tech University, Lubbock. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Dumas. A radio-TV repairman, he lived in Pampa for seven years before moving to Pensacola, Fla., about a year ago. While in Pampa, he was active in the Jaycees, serving as president the year before he moved to Florida. Survivors include his wife, Beverly, two daughters, Misty and Cheri, and one son, Monty, all of Pensacola; three sisters, Mrs. Stanley Corbin of Dumas, Mrs. Hiliard Keeney of Sparta, N.J., and Mrs. John Gay of Amarillo; one brother, Mike McVickers of Amarillo; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John D. McVickers of Howardwick; and his grandfather, W.A. Weightman of Sayre, Okla. MILLER GROCERY & MARKET 613 N. 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