The Cuero Record (Cuero, Tex.), Vol. 74, No. 269, Ed. 1 Monday, November 11, 1968 Page: 1 of 6
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VOL. 74 NO. 269
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To the rest of the world, to-!
day is the golden anniversary-!
of the singing of tlie armistice j
that stopped the "war to end all
Hut to Americans, that fam-
ous quote of President Woodrow
Wilson tinned out to t>e perhaps
the most unprbphetic. So, to-
day is Veteran* Day in the
Because American men have
smo died fighting in the South
Pacific, Europe, Korea and are
still fighting in Vietnam, today's
observances are solemn one*
fur honoring the war dead
tli m for that Joyous day in 1918.
It's a federal holiday, but
many local and state govern-
ment* suvperwied operation for j
the day anti school children
acroaa the country got the day
Many of the actual observan-
ces were timed to coincide with
th. 11 a m. signing of the arm-
istice ending World War I.
Ceremony At Arlington
The nation's official mourning
w <» at Arlington National Ceme-'
utv and the Tomb of the Un- j
known Soldier, created on thla |
day in 1921 to honor the un-
identified dead in "the great
war.” Inscribed on the tomb is:
"Here rests in honored glory an
American soldier known but to ;
The World War I body was
taken from among unidentified
dead at Chalatt-Sur-Sfarne.
Frsncf. Since then unidentified
servicemen representative of
World War II and the Korean
War have been placed in aryplk
bre'ttes the first.
Gen. John P. MrConn*.t, Air
F..ice chief of staff, represented j
lb csident Johnson in laying a
wreath at the tomb today. A
military flyover heralded the
CUERO, TEXAS 77954, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1968
after ttw votes wees counted.
Still in Plan
By D. L. PRENTICE
Record Staff Writer
VICTORIA - The Cuero Dam
on the Guadalupe River and the
Goliad Dam on the San Anto-
nio River are still basic parts
in the revised state water plan
which will be disclosed soon,
Howard Boswell, executive di-
rector of the Texas Water De-
velopment Board, indicated
Boswell discussed the pro-
posed new water plan at length
at a meeting of the Water
it in advance, in order to bring >
the plan about. His cost estirn-. Qi&m x Jor
ate for setting up the Missis-1 w#ber Motor ^
Funeral services for Ens-
nm ! mencio T. Gonzales, 36, 301 E.
1100 *>arlt st * wi^ f)e conducted
sippi transfer plan whs 510 | Wednesday from Our Lady of
Farmers State Bank 1
tlie United States Boswell said
that enormous amounts of wa-
ter are available there. One
reservoir just completed, he
said, stores more water than
all the reservoirs in Texas com-
bined. Such a transfer of Ca-
M PUMfOA tv • few days at rest Preatdent-atoct Richard Nixon and wife Pat don't look
to* hand out from that grueling political campaign.
By n/m> HENDRICK*
Record Staff Writer
On the eleventh hour of the
eleventh day at the eleventh
month of 1818. 90 yean ago to-
at a meeting or tie water nadian , he ,aid would
Committee of the South Texas neighborhood of 75
Chamber of Commerce pnor to blllion d()Uars.
meeting, of the full Annua | of ,he Mississippi
Conference of the regional, ((^ ^,ERO DAM, Pmge „
fiuup. I ____,_
Boswell did not touch much!
on individual river basin seg- j
men.* of the plan, other thanj
to say that the revised plan is i
very similar to the original!
j plan as regards the South Tex- j
S as rivers.
i The planning director did say }
; emphatically that in tlie revis- j
; ed plan the local interests of:
| each river hasin will be given i
j priority. No water will be mov- j , , , ,
' ed out of a river basin, he said.! ers to F,hs an<* developing In-
VICTORIA — Matching work-
By United Prm International
The coldest blast of air to hit
the state this fall tent temper-
atures today too the law 20s in
the Panhandle, while over the
state a cold front pushed south
lowering temperatures into the
lalw ^ i day, the “war to end all wars,
lawng of the wreath and rep- (1xVd; but all the wars did not
n semnfives of Belgium, Brit-! end and veterans of that and the i Mb and 40s behind it.
a in. Frame. Israel, Italy and j "al! wars” category were honor- j A hard freeze hit the Pan-
Mexico preset ted "freedom ed today by the Dinter Pott J handle early today and freez-
Amerlean Legion and Veterans j tog temperatures descended
upon most of Northwest Texas
and the upper South Plains.
The odd front moved off the
until its replacement is fully i dustry suitable to South Texas
assured ' vva® **** approach called for in
Boswell said the revised plan j ■ G>ecml industrial study report
dugs not envisage transferring I presented Monday at toe South
so-called surplus water from j Texas Chamber of Commerce s
the East Texas rivers to deep' «nd Annual Conference in Vic-
South Texas and the Rio Gran- j toria. The report, presented by ________ ________________
de Valley or to the high plains Homer C. Innls of Corpus Mr .-Mrs. Wm. G. Nami
of West Texas. j Chnstl, called attention io the, Rep.^rs. J. T. Newman
Instead, the Water Develop- j ,ictyl f°r a new emphasis to be, ^xickert Motor Co.
ment Board has added, after placed on Industrial develop- Koenigs Drive In
lengthy exploration of several j merit and Its accompanying Mr.-Mrs. N. M. Crain
fwssible sources, the movement; social problems. ! Crescent Valley Creamery
Cuero Federal S. A L. 150.
Nielsen 7-Up Bot’l. Co. 100
Stratton Hospital 100.
Stimson Furniture Co 100.
Cuero Foodcraft Store 100.
Mrs. Erna B. Koehler 100.
John W. Mugge 400.
Mr. • Mrs. Alfred Friar 200.
Bert Kirk Jr. 100.
Gulf Coast Wood Prod. 100.
Freund Funeral Home 100.
H. E. Butt Grocery Co. 150.
Ark-La. Gas Co. 150.
Cuero Livestock Co., Inc. 150.
1 L. L. Buttery Ph.G. 100.
j The Cuero Record 120.
Mr.-Mrs. Carter Thomas 100.
! Frank B. Sheppard 10i).
1 Dr.-Mrs. Harold R. High 100.
DuPont Employees 233.
LeRoy Hamilton 50.
Berning A Wagner 60.
Mr.-Mrs. D. M. Stiles 100.
Means Furniture Co. 100.
Dr.-Mrs. o. E. Hall 60.
John C. Hamilton 50
J. C. Penney Co. 60.
Massey Furniture Co 100.
A Friend 60.
Reuss Drug Store 60.
Mr. -Mrs. Henry Sheppard 60.
Mr.-Mrs. Howard Kleinecke 60.
At the birthplace of toe man: of Foregto Wars Post 3972 In
who died believing there would
lie m» more wars. Gov. Mills
Godwin paid homage to Pres-
ident Wilson to bis Veterans
£tey speech at Staunton. Va.
Army Chief of Staff William
C Westmoreland, former U. S.
commander in Vietnam, and
comedian Bob Hop*, famous in
part for his entertainment
troup visit* to U. 3. military
installations, were the center at-
tractions in a parade at CoL
umbifl, S. C.
In the ctiy that loves parades,
the American legion sponsored
s parade through downtown
Chicago to State and Madison
wherl a memorial service was
.27 to the Port Arthur area, bus
skies were clear behind the
The Weather Bureau predict-
Beth units gathered at the . . , .
American Legion Center at 10:30 i tm^remst and left .21 of an
a m and marched to to. war t of rain at Galveston and
memorial monument on toe
lawn ot toe DeWltt County
Court House to pay homage to
those men who served their na-
tion during toe past century.
The marchers were ordinary
men in an ordinary city, as toe
men they honored were "ordin-
ary" men, which makes fids
country even greater. Most
were not professional soldiers,
but citiren-eokher* who left
their homes, their jobs and their
loved ones to defend America's
place to toe world.
Some died, some were maim-
ed and all were victorious.
of surplus floodvvaters from 'he
Mississippi into the Sabine Ri-
ed fair weather over the state
through Tuesday, with temper-
atures warming to the 30s in
tlie Panhandle, and North Tex-
as, and to die 60s and 70s in
the southern half of the state.
The mercury dipped to 21 at
Dai hart, 23 at Amarillo and 25
at Lubbock. Sub-freezing wea-
ther also hit Mklland and Wi-
chita Falls, with readings in
the upper 20s. It was 30 at
Brownsville had the Warmest
overnight temperatures — 50-
while over the state readings , ^ ,, .
tanged from the tow 30s to up- |»
The year-long study was broad ! Woodworth A Dent
in scope, encompassing the ex- j Dr. John F. Wheeler 60.
ver, from where it would move ! isting resources of the region, Jdg.-Mrs. Howard P. Green 60.
in two directions. j its liabilities and potential for Dewey A Vallie Schorre 50.
One diversion of the Missis-; the future. As expected, man-! S. W. Bell Telephone Co. 140.
sippi water would be down thej power resources were borne out j Mr.-Mrs. Arthur Kohler 60. ^ ^ _______
Coast and ultimately to the! by the study to be the most \ Mr.-Mrs. Reiffert Blackwell j caM* wew^usedfto tear the"car
killed early Sunday morning
just inside the city limits of
Victoria in a head-on collision.
A rosary will be conducted
at ’the Freund Funeral Home
chapel Tuesday night at 7
o’clock. The body will lie to
state from 8:30 a.m. Wednes-
day until time for services at
9 a.m. at Our Lady of Guada-
lupe, the Rev. Jerome Power*
Burial will be in San Luis Ce-
metery, Yorktown. Gonzales, a
native of Yorktown, is survived
by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Pablo Gonzales and a sister,
Mrs. 'saias Renteria, all of
The other man killed in the
collision near the railroad track
where there is a curve, was
identified as Clinton George
Flowers, 47, of San Antonio. He
was dead on arrival at Dejar
Gonzales was dead on arrival
at Citizens Memorial HospitaL
It took about 30 minutes for
fire rescue units to free Gonza-
les from the 1961 sedan he was
driving toward home when the
collision occurred, according to
investigating officers Jack Wil-
der and Ed Janak and Lt. O. T.
McAlister. Both the Gonzales
car and Flowers’ 1966-model
sedan were completely demol-
Flowers was traveling toward
Victoria when the accident oc-
curred bout 2:20 a.m.
0 Assistant Fire Chief Otto Mil-
ler said Gonzales' car had to
be literally pulled apart before
lie could be taken from the ve-
hicle. A hydraulic jack and a
Valley. The other would go to! valuable industrial asset in! Alamo Lumber Co.
tlie Ballas-Fort Worth area and* “ -
eventually to the high plains of
Boswell said he was lalking
The high Sunday was 81 at
Laredo. Lows to Southwest Tex-
as today were in the tow 40a*.
Hold Talks Today
of water — 12 million acre-feet
which would exceed the com-
bined annual flow of the Gua-
dalupe and Colorado Rivers.
He said that only flood water
could be obtained from the
Mississippi, in order to pro-
tect the rights of regular users
of that river. Thus, the tran-
sfer would not be a steady flow
during the year.
Boswell also pointed out that
some of the ultimate consum-
ers of the additional water are
By MEKKIMAN SMITH (today, Nixon planned to contin-
t'PI White Howl* Reporter , ue on to New York where his
KEY RTSCAYNE Fla «'PI». headquarters at the Pi- going ao have to start pay ing for
- The Vietnam War and the IerrP 'vi!! ^ th« ™«* --J--
effects to end It were almost Intensive planning tor the
San Franciscans heM their j They were and are, America's «^rt»in *> dominate talks today! ^?k^p of hi‘ ntw natl’>nal ad*
Veteran* Day parade a day ! finest. J between President-elect Rich«M| h "■ I
early, and attracted about 25,- i So a wreath was placed at wlxon aml ,h* nien h* w ! The president-elect, his wife
009 persons along a iwo-mll* j the monument today, In their ■ueceed to the White H suse. j and then two daughter, pius
South Texas. Coasequently, j Gay Implement CO.
many of tlie committee’s rec- j Clyde A Ruby Christian
ommendations pertain mainly1 Mr.-Mrs. Emil E. Penncr
Judge Geo. W. Trowel]
Miss Lila Brown
Cuero Gin Ford Store
A Former Cueroite
Wm. Marvin Cornett
J. C. A Claire Howerton
to development of human
In an over-simplification, the
study may be said to consist of
recommendations for communi-
ties, emphasizing the need to
match existing workers to in-,
dustriai needs and develop in-1 Richard Ryan 15.
dustry that can use existing j Alton Ray Migui a 5.
trainable workers. More work! Dr. A Airs. Charles Tubbs 25.
is also planned 1 nthe area of j Miss Kate Thompson 24.
educating those presently unable j Mr.-Mrs. A. V. Smith 25.
to gain employment because of Alfred Marquis 5.
a training deficinecy. Mr.-Mrs. Raymond Cook 30.
A permanent industrial com-1 Perry Brothers 15.
mittee is being apointed by, ----
(See WORKERS. Page «) Total to Date J6.672.
apart so Gonzales could be tak-
en from the wreckage.
Justice of the Peace Alfred
Bass, who arrived at the scene
before Gonzales was freed, said
he would delay a verdict to the
deaths pending further investi-
gation. He indicated a fog bank
may have caused one of the
vehicles to cross the centerline
of U.S. 87.
parade route from the financial1 honor. A speaker braved the President Lyndon B. Johnson, i staff and juts* party, planned
* * . . __ ’ tnbn rtfr fw.AiM MiiitWl nRnll’
district to the *tep* of city hall, j cold and wind, as did the mar-
in New York City, the Am-! chers. A chaplain was there,
erican Legion sponsored two I Their names are not mentioned,
parades, one down Fifth Avenue | none of the ve erans names are
in Manhattan and the other; mentioned, but they are re-
down Bay Parkway in Biooklyn. | (See VETERANS, Page •)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
By GEORGE SIBERIA
PARIS «JPlt - Five hour* and
M minute* before the 11th hour
of he Uth day of the 11th month
Sf 1978 — 50 year* ago today —
Germany’* Matthias Ereberger
lignod World War I’» armistice
w the undotted line. Then he
Today fiw em ition* wrough
by World War I and II *tU1
■8i*- ‘ p«**| ir»
tlefiekt continent. More than
15 million soldier* died to "the
war t<*end all war*" and some
In Pari* President Charles de
Gaulle of France, twice woun-
ded and POW in World War I,
put on his World War II gene-
ral’s uniform and organised
the parades, primp ami circum-
stance at the Arch of Triumph.
Notre Darn* Ca hedral and the
Champ* Eiyaee he to admire*.
H* is 77.
thi* bat- But the high school rsuficals
at Ffisnoe proclaimed thi* day
a shame and called for a gene-
ral classroom strike "to make
The two men conferred today j ?! tako ab9ui j
in their first po*t^lection face- ™ a rati LST f,,r A"dr,^s A‘r
to-face meeting from whichoUtslde Washington
may come a decision on Nix- where they were ejected to;
on’s Immediate role in the Pa-
ris negotiation* prior to his to-
auguratisMi next Jan. 20.
Nhton’s position has been that
b# will make no move whatev-
er concerning the peace talks
unless Johnson so recommends
To those who urge him from
land at 12:3t) p.m. The Nixons
had a White House luncheon!
date wi ll the president and his!
wife, Lady Bird, at 1:39 p,m.
Alter lunch the two men
planned to talk business while
the two ladles inspected the
White House family quarters
time to time to inject himself v',h;r0ot^e ^ president hit
into the peace negotiation, he ^ Pat’ 8nd their daughters,
ha* had a standard reply: ’'We
cap have only one president at
The president-elect indicated
his availability for a role in
peace negotiations fallowing
church services Sunday at the
Key Biacaync Presbyterian
Nixon told aome of the Spec-
‘ators and newsmen he would! 10»MlIe Hi KG
be willing to do anything to help
bring abiut successful peace
negotiations. He mentioned be-
ing willing to go any place in
♦he world to help peace be-
tween now and Jan. 20 if John-
son requested him to undertake
such an assignment.
After Ua White House visit
Julie and Tricia, will be home
af.er the inauguration.
Meets Administration Lenders
The president-elect planned
to arrive in New' York Kennedy
Airport by 6 p.m. or shortly
(dee NIXON, Page «)
Eight Boy Scouts and two
adults of Scout Troop 244 made
a 10-mile hike Sa unlay even-
ing. The adults were Victor
Vasqucz and Lain Quintanilla.
The troop selected Ernest
Rivera Jr. as Scout of the
BOR AND BILL NAMI AND JIM MAYER
display their bag Saturday morning > tern
early on the first day of the season.
Naml’s each got am.
Thursday night, the
Youth Council met at
High School mainly to discuss
, (the outcome of the exhausting
search for a building.
A month ago, the Council
took on the project of promot-
ing a Youth Center, but had no
( place to organize.
Th«- site now decided on la
, the kitchen area of the NY A
j Building in the Cuero Munici*
f j pal Park. Bill Leske, head of
■i i the Projects Committee, re-
i 1 ported that a television, a pool
table, and two ping pong tables
0 have been promised.
1 j Now, hopefully, the membeas
* i of the C unci! will begin pro.
j paring the Center.
Another Important project
1 bright before the council wag
I tutoring- If taken up. he m»*rjv
1 here will help children with
| their school work one or twj
i nights a week. TIhjsc being tu-
t tored will include stutten S from
the sixth through the ninth
_/!’ Name Is Wroni
On Honor Roll
One name ua* listed wra
m the Cuero High School
man H<«wr Roil printed
j Sunday’s Cuery Recor4
Jimmy Weber, not Grej
Weber, si mutt have kern
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