OForced to haul water by rail after the Llano River went dry, the City of Llano obtained a 33rd District Court order restraining upriver farmers from pumping water out of the river for irrigation. OAttorney General John Ben Shepperd plans to call in “four or five of the top prosecutors” in the state to help try cases against political boss George Parr and his followers. OA U. S. Department of Agri culture contract aimed at helping drouth stricken Texas farmers and ranchers buy hay and other roughage for livestock was signed by Gov. Allan Shivers. ODrinking water sold for 50 cents a gallon in Dallas as the drouth sharply boosted the content of city tap water. Crude oil, incidentally, was selling for seven cents’ a gallon. OSecret Service agents are try ing to identify the owner of nine counterfeit $100 bills found in the wreckage of a light plane which crashed near Port Isabel killing all three persons aboard. OSam McCollum III, Brady at torney who was critically blasted by a car bomb June 8, has been moved to Nix Hospital in San Antonio to undergo plastic surgery. OAssistant Attorney General Sidney P. Chandler filed suit seeking an injunction which would dismiss the entire San Diego city police force and replace it with a city marshal, a system used until last April when the city council abolished the city marshal plan. fre A $100 reward was offered for information leading to return of the $10,000 painting, “Morning,” by Jean Baptiste Corot, which was stolen from San Antonio’s Witte Museum. Police said the thief, working in a crowd of 1,000 “free day” visitors, slipped the painting from its frame and crept away. OTwo Texas University stu dents were injured when benzoil peroxide exploded during a chemistry class experiment. OThe Dallas school board an nounced the 134 schools in its system will continue to be operated on a segregated basis during the 1956-57 school year. ODr. Irving P. Krick, cloud seeder under a $20,000 contract to increase Fort Worth’s rainfall, said there is “no truth” to charges that his seeding program is fruitless. He said he’ll be able to show significant results by the time the contract expires at close of the year. OContributions totaling $22,015 have been received for the families of 12 firemen killed in the July 29 oil tank explosion at the Shamrock refinery near Dumas. OCensus Bureau figures show Lubbock County ranked first in the nation in cotton acreage in 1954 with 238,649 acres planted and seventh in production with 203,299 bales. OTexas’s October draft quota has been set at 847 men, the DALLAS The State of Texas prescribes that all persons who rent boats to others must provide for each passenger a bouyant cushion or some other type life preserver. That is the sum total of Texas laws regulating boating. Texas’s weekend boaters are legion, and as their numbers grow so also does the grim toll of drownings and near-drownings in the lakes and rivers. Various organizations notably the Army Corps of Engineers have engaged in relentless educational campaigns to make boaters safety conscious, but with such a vast number of persons participating in the sport, educational efforts have been limited in their results, especially when the prime highest number since December, 1955. Negroes in Fort Worth have been sent letters by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People advising them to enroll their children in “the best school and to the school nearest their homes and most convenient to them.” The Port of Houston, which for eight years ranked as the second U.S. seaport based on total cargo tonnage, has dropped to third place behind New York and New Orleans. OHouston Post photographer Owen Johnson, taking pictures of a doctor at first Texas State Board of Medical Examiner’s meeting opened to the press, was struck and his camera was broken by a 37-year-old dentist. District Attorney Sam Burris of Alice filed two injunction suits aimed at keeping the name of George Parr and others off the general election ballot. OEditor Emeritus Monte M. Antonio Express died of an illness of several months. target of the education is what boaters refer to as the “water goon.” State Representative Ben Atwell of Dallas, a weekend boater himself, believes regulation is the answer. He has written a bill, based almost in its entirety on a model law proposed for adoption in all 48 states by the Outboard Boating Club of America, which he will present at the next session of the legislature. The bill embodies all the safety and courtesy practices already used by most boateri. It would educate by law the person who honestly doesn’t know those practices and curb the boater who honestly doesn’t care. The game wardens would enforce it. J.L. done had they had a show worthy of such loving attention. With “Show Boat,” they did. In fact, there are those who feel that the gentle lyricism of this Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II collaboration. will influence future American opera much more than the dreary efforts of any contemporary composer. But here, for some reason, the gentlemen fell down, or rather stumbled. Only two of the Wolf settings had any substantial charm. The Crosby costumes were either garish or washed out. Shaefer’s direction, though it kept things fluid, allowed such inanities as having the show boat “towed” on-stage by a slack rope or persisting in having the performers deliver most of their lines straight into the audience despite the fact that the footlights are a veritable forest of microphones. It may as well be admitted, too, that conductor Franz Allers was frequently brutal with some of those lovely melodies, allowing the band to blare and pound. The gentlemen preferred instead to use their energies reworking certain parts of the show, thinking perhaps that “Show Boat” needed as much help as “The Great Waltz.” It didn’t; nor did they help it. The two dances that Donald Sadler threw into Act II were crashing bores, proving nothing except that the corps de ballet is possessed of energy in place of ability. And the finale was quite out of the bittersweet character of the show. Instead of having the wayward Ravenol tenderly reunited with his baby daughter Kim, it had her grown up and played by the same actress who played her mother, which sent everyone thumbing through the program in confusion. The touching scene immediately followed a Charleston with the entire cast around, panting. Only in the cast did the Musicals come through, for the trouble of Shirley Jones, Lawrence Winters, William Tabbert, Stanley Carlson, Margaret Hamilton, and Betty Colby was easily the season’s best. TEN YEARS= AND SIX YEARS LUBBOCK B. R. Sheffield, Brady land promoter and one-time veterans’ land deal business associate of former Land Commissioner Bascom Giles, paced his Lubbock County jail cell last week doubtless mentally comparing his prison sentence with that of his former partner. In a verdict that surprised even some state prosecutors, a trialworn jury deliberated two hours and one minute to find Sheffield guilty of passing a forged instrument to the land board and recommended his sentence at ten years. He took a deep drag on his cigaret, but otherwise Sheffield betrayed no emotion when the verdict was announced. His wife, seated beside him, appeared ctunned but made no outcry. His attorney, Everett Looney of Austin, gave immediate notice of appeal. Sheffield was jailed until he made bond. He did so promptly. Sheffield still faces 23 additional indictments, one of them charging that he conspired with Giles to commit an $83,500 theft from the state. The former land commissioner emerged from a mass of some 30 indictments in connection with the land scandals with a net sixyear prison sentence. All of his prison terms were made to run concurrent. He is coming up for parole early next year. Principal witness for the state in the Sheffield trial was Stanley C. Stribling, San Angelo mortgage loan company operator. He told the jury of meeting with Sheffield and Giles in the Commodore Perry Hotel in Austin to discuss how $250,000 could be made on a veterans’ land transaction. If nothing else, these final productions displayed showmanship, frequently misguided but quite professional. The smart of “CanCan” was assuaged. But lacking was any sense of discovery, any newness, any surprise. Boat Safety a New Issue Harris Green LEGAL ADVERTISEMENTS CITATION BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF TEXAS TO Betty Lou Covington, Defendant, in the hereinafter styled and numbered cause: You are hereby commanded to appear before the 126th District Court of Travis County, Texas, to be held at the courthouse of said county in the City of Austin, Travis County, Texas, at or before 10 o’clock A.M. of the first Monday after the expiration of 42 days from the date of issuance hereof ; that is to say, at or before, 10 o’clock A.M. of Monday the 24th day of September, 1956, and answer the petition of plaintiff in Cause Number 104,937, in which Lee Covington is Plaintiff and Betty Lou Covington is defendant, filed in said Court on the 8th day of August, 1956, and the nature of which said suit is as follows: Being an action and prayer for judgment in favor of Plaintiff and against Defendant for decree of divorce dissolving the bonds of matrimony heretofore and now existing between said parties ; Plaintiff alleges abandonment by defendant of Plaintiff for a period of more than three years, with the intention on the part of defendant of making such abandonment permanent; plaintiff further alleges that no children were born of said union and that no community property was accumulated ; plaintiff further prays for relief, general and special and for costa of suit; All of which more fully appears from Plaintiff’s Original Petition on file in this office and to which reference is here made; If this citation is not served within 90 days after date of its issuance, it shall be returned unserved. WITNESS, 0. T. MARTIN, JR., Clerk of the District Courts of Travis County, Texas. Issued and given under my hand and the seal of said Court at office in the City of Austin, this the 8th day of August, 1966. 0. T. MARTIN, JR. Clerk of the District Courbs, Travis County, Texas By GEO. W. BICKLER, Deputy. BABY CHICKS Only $2.95 per 100 Rocks, Reds, Hamps, Leghorns Our Choice No C.O.D.’s Please BUD’S CHICKS 11 Montgomery Ave. Greenville, S. C. NO. 14,752 ESTATE OF IRENE VALDES, MINOR In the County Court of Travis County, Texas, In Probate THE STATE OF TEXAS TO the Sheriff or Any Constable Within the State of TexasGREETING: You are hereby commanded to cause to be published, ONCE, not less than ten days before the return day thereof, exclusive of the date of publication, in a newspaper printed in Travis County, Texas, the accompanying citation, of which the herein below following is a true copy. CITATION BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF TEXAS To All Persons Interested in Said Minor : Esther Warren Schraeder, Guardian of the person and estate of said Minor, Irene Valdes, has filed in the County Court of Travis County, Texas, her written application for leave to resign as guardian of the estate of such minor, accompanied by a full and complete sworn account of the condition of the estate of such minor, which will be heard by our said County Court on Monday, the 10th day, of September, A. D. 1956, at the court house of said county in Austin, Texas, at which time all persons interested in said minor may appear and contest the account of such guardian. Herein fail not, but have you before said court on said date, this writ, with your return thereon, showing how you have executed the same. WITNESS, Emilie Limberg, Clerk of the County Court of Travis County, Texas. Given under my hand and seal of said court, at office in Austin, Texas, this the 24th day of August, A. D. 1956. EMILIE LIMBERG, Clerk, County Court, Travis County, Texas By M. EPHRAIM, Deputy. ,CITATION BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF TEXAS TO Maxine Young, Defendant, in the hereinafter styled and numbered cause: You are hereby commanded to appear before the 126th District Court of Travis County, Texas, to be held at the courthouse of said county in the City of Austin, Travis County, Texas, at or before 10 o’clock A.M. of the first Monday after the expiration of 42 days from the date of issuance hereof ; that is to say, at or before, 10 o’clock A.M. of Monday the 24th day of September, 1966, and answer. the petition of plaintiff in Cause Number 101,650, in which Ralph M. Young is Plaintiff and Maxine Young is defendant, filed in said Court on the 10th day of June, 1955, and the nature of which said suit is as follows: Being an action and prayer for judgment In favor of Plaintiff and against Defendant for decree of divorce dissolving the bonds of matrimony heretofore and now . existing between said parties ; Plaintiff alleges cruel treatment on the part of Defendant towards her of such a nature as to render their further living together as husband and wife altogether insupportable ; Plaintiff further alleges that no children were born of said union and no community property accumulated : Plaintiff further prays for relief, gen eral and special ; All of which more fully appears from Plaintiff’s Original Petition on file in this office and to which reference is here made for all intents and purposes ; If this citation is not served within 90 days after date of its issuance, it shall be returned unserved. WITNESS, 0. T. MARTIN, JR., Clerk of the District Courts of Travis County, Texas. Issued and given under my hand and the seal of said Court at office in the City of Austin, this the 10th day of August, 1956.