Siontior Low Paco’ on on Oth,r Cora MIKE, The Mattlwr Mao ALSO HOLLYWOOD MUFFLERS. TAIL PIPES AND ACCESSORIES Page 4 July 12, 1957 THE TEXAS OBSERVER FORD 11.95 ’41.’53 CHEV. *9.45 .41-’53 FORD V-8 11.60 55-’57 . CHEV. 11.65 ‘5+-57 TEMPLE CENTER 4135 GRIGGS ROAD OPEN MON. and THURS. NIGHTS in. ti 4535″ GRIGG:S RD Stores KLOCK OL 4-6561`’ . _ HOUSTON, TEXAS 90TH STORES OPEN ALL DAY SATURDAYS TWO Culture in Kenedy Washington News KENEDY The citizenry of Kenedy have at last attained a genesis like the one Athens must have experineed around 500 B.C. when the Greek drama was in its incipiency. Indeed, perhaps Kenedy is nowoccupied by the very same type of individual as the Atheniancultured, curious, filled with intellectual fire. Yes, Athens had its theatre and Kenedy has its wrestling arena. The erudite, the brilliant, the sophists, the sages of Kenedy all flock out to Dean’s arena to enjoy this intellectual and emotional purgative. Cynics from the outside do not realize the social benefits received from wrestling. They think of Kenedy as a clear have been honored by performences from such aristocrats in the wrestling world as Big Humphrey, the Golden Terror, Honest John, Pretty Boy’ Collins, and the Elephant Man. All the wrestlers seem to have trained quite rigorously on malt and hops, considering their girth, but they seem to be quite lively for what is expected of them. Occasionally, however, we do have midgets wrestling, which are quite popular. \(“Oh, I just love to see them midgets,” a fan once The greatest difficulty that the local gendarmes have to contend with is not the enraged wrestlers \(who rave and rant at one another vociferously w i t h great a lady fight fan who does not think a certain wrestler has come by his winnings fairly will brain hm with a chair. Another fan also took sides, also with a chair, when a wrestler started cheering one of the contestants on from the ringside. The proprietess explained, “he gets all shook up over wrestling.” The wrestler picked up a chair and swordfought unitl the fan took flight. Then there was the night the female “world’s champion” wrestler, a German gal who smokes cigars when entering the ring and has legs like concrete posts, got into a ringside argument with her husband. Her husband was carted off to jail and fined $25. Latin element advises, “He choke, he choke,” and the referee admonishes the villain, “Quit that chokin’.” The villain quite ignores him, much to the consternation of the fans, who continue advising the hero and the referee. There comes a time, alas, when the villain gets his due. The overwrought hero finally uses dastardly means on the hapless cad. You can usually detect this even if you don’t know what’s happening on the mat, for the referee usually looks away–at the stars, at a light bulb,’ at some well developed senorita, at anything while the villain catches It. This meets with the fond approval of the fans, who shout with glee. About this time the proprietress has decided that the gastric juices of the fans must be flowing at full force, for the hamburger vendor has been sent around. No careful student of culture seriously disputes Kenedy’s ascension over her barbarian Athenian ancestors. Did Sophocles have a monocle? AUSTIN i The October special session may, have more on its hands than Gov, ernor Daniel has mentioned to date. Comptroller Robert Calvert reports that the teachers’ retirement system will need $6 million more than he had anticipated in the’ next two years. Since appropriations of the last legislature will take all but about $80,000 of previously anticipated revenue, I f this will leave a considerable deficit for the session to cope with, Calvert said. Daniel has said no tax measure I f will be submitted. With a deficit on hand, Calvert could not certify any spending bills of the special e sessionincluding appropriations for the session itself. In Fort Worth at the Bar convention, Daniel indicated he has called the special session in part because he is anticipating the indictment of some legislators and/ or lobbyists by the Travis County grand jury. That jury heard Rep. Jim Heflin of Houston this week; Heflin will be a state witness in the trial of ex-Rep. Jim Cox of Conroe starting Monday. In other state government news, the State Commission on School Accreditation has recommended that 15 schools be dropped from accredited status and seven others be refused their applications for accreditation. Atty. Gen. Will Wil t a r S HOUSTON Hugh Roy Cullen, a great oil wildcatter and the state’s best known philanthropist, died in Houston at 76 of cerebral thrombosis which finally led to a heart attack. His total bequests to education and medicine were estimated at $180,000,000. His largest gifts were given to the University of Houston, Baylor University College of Medicine, and Houston hospitals. His office in a downtown bank was lined with pictures of buildings his money had built, and he was proud he had made them possible. The first gift he ever tried to makea $5 check to the Salvation Armybounced. He was a right wing Republican. He did not believe in the United Nations, was a bitter critic of Truman and Roosevelt, supported Herbert Hoover, Alf Landon, Wendell Wilkie, Thomas Dewey and Dwight Eisenhower, and devoted much of his political energies to states’ rights and to fighting what he thought of as creeping socialism. He was an avid backer of the late Sen. Joe McCarthy and brought about McCarthy’s invitation. to Houston for a San Jacinto Day celebration several years ago. He helped launch W. Lee 0′ Daniel in Texas politics and supported the Texas Regulars. In 1948 he opposed a city zoning plan for Houston. Some land adjacent to his University of Houston had been classed as available for industry, and he was outraged. After a year of virulent controversy, the zoning ordinance was defeated by the voters, two to one, and Houston remained one of the nation’s largest cities without zoning. Cullen. was born in Denton July 3, 1881. He passed much of THE LESS ARDENT fans also take note of the proceedings in the ring. They shout advice to the hero, who invariably is in. sore difficulty with the villain. The his youth at San Antonio. He got the equivalent of a fifth grade educationno more. His first job was putting candy in sacks for $3 a week. In the 1920’s he and his associates brought in a 2,500-barrel-aday well on the flank of a salt dome under what is now South Main in Houston. Eventually he oecame a company unto himself. He was president of Quintana Petroleum Corp. when he died. After caring for his relatives, he said, he had given away 93 percent of his wealth. “My wife and I are selfish. We want to see our money spent during our lifetime so we may derive great pleasure from it.” “Giving away money is no particular credit to he said. “Most of it came out of the groundand while I found the oil in the ground, I didn’t put it there. I’ve got a lot more than Lillie and I and our children and grandchildren can use.” He founded the Cullen Foundation with oil properties which eventually are expected to yield 55 million barrels of oil. His original announcement was for only half this value, but he told the Houston Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 1947, “Lillie and I have been thinking this thing over, and we’ve changed our minds a little bit. We’ve decided to double that figure.” In 1955 Cullen said he had given the University of Houston the equivalent of about $13 million and Houston hospitals about $11 million. Other large bequests went to the Memorial Hospital Nurses’ Home. Saint Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Hermann Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Hospital. For four days in 1954 he gave away a million dollars a day to each of the four hospitals. STATE FACES BIG DEFICIT son commended 54 inmates of the Texas Prison system who received certificates averring they had completed high school training entitling them to enter college on release from prison. The State Board of Water Engineers ruled that the Guadalupe River Blanco River Authority can have 50,0M acre-feet annually for municipal purposes from Canyon Dam and that San Antonio can not have any of the water in question. \(It had asked for 100,000 acre-feet, but Canyon Dam is not on the San Antonio waterTwo months ago there were 121,413 Texans in 60 counties on the federal surplus food relief lists. Nov, according to State Welfare Diector John Winters, there are 79,840 in 49 counties. The heaviest concentration used to be in Karnes County, which does not register at all now. Eleven South Texas counties still account for 35,906 of the relief beneficiaries. The food is acquired through the government’s price support and surplus removal programs. Local governments have to put up 20 cents per person on relief. WASHINGTON The Two Texans who run the Congress had a controversy apiece on their hands this week. In the House, Speaker Sam Rayburn prepared to pilot to final passage a bill to free natural gas producers from federal fixing of their prices. In the Senate, Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson sat back to allow Georgia’s Dick Russell to lead a Southern bloc fight probably to be climaxed by a long filibuster against a civil rights bill. \(Although it could not be con firmed with the senators in ques tion, Time Magazine this week said flatly that four Southern sen atorsTexas’ Johnson and Ralph Yarborough, and Tennessee’s Al bert Gore and Estes Kefauverwould not take part in the ex The natural gas bill, replacement for the bill vetoed with vehemence b y President Eisenhower last year, passed favorably out of the House Commerce Committee on Tuesday. Rayburn predicts passage if all House members who have said they are for it “put their oar in.” The current bill does not remove all federal powerthrough the Federal Power Commissionto fix natural gas prices, as did the vetoed bill of 1956. It would free producers from utility-type FPC regulation, substituting rate regulation. on a “reasonable market value” basis for the present costplus-a-reasonable-profit formula used by FPC. Representatives f r om urban centers are primed to fight the bill, on the ground that producers will be free to get “what the trafic will stand.” The bill’s backers, however, contend it is a reasonble compromise between the onsumer need f o r protection rom excessively high rates and he producers’ desire for less fedral regulation. Observers here believe the bill will pass the House handily only to move to a Senate so occupied with the emotion-charged civil rights issue that it will have time for nothing else. \(The first narrow cot was placed in a Senate cloakroom this week by Ives of New York. As the civil rights issue is debated, the cloakrooms will be crowded with these beds. The session may run into September. Gas, and oil, made news off he floors of both House and Sente this week, with Yarborough ipping into Commerce Secretary inclair Weeks in person and EiC enhower in absentia in a committee hearing. Yarborough made Weeks admit that Eisenhower’s signature on an executive order could halt what the junior senator claims is an excessive flow of foreign oil into the U. S. He said the order was necessary to save the Southwest’s economy. Meantime, FPC suspended, until it can examine, an increase of $8,964,000 proposed by Texas Gas Transmission Co. of Kentucky in its wholesale rates to utilities in eight states. And one-time Texas oilmancapitalist Robert Anderson, former deputy secretary of defense, won Senate confirmation to succeed George Humphrey as Seretary of the Treasury. Junior Bar Urges Loan Shark Action FORT WORTH The Junior Bar of Texas has decided to carry on its fight for control of the Texas loan sharks. Dan Strawn ing in the sticks, but that is so no longer. In addition to the other luminaries, we have, gracing Karnes County, the flower of British Knighthood: Sir Robert Jackson, a wrestling notable, who enters the ring with monocle and cape to contend with the more plebeian wrestlers. The gallant thespians of the mat enhance the cultural milieu of Kenedy regularly with their agile gymnastics and their adherence to the script. “This guy is goin’ to win the first match, the second is goin’ to be a draw, and he’s goin’ to win the main. event,” said a fan who ,claimed to have inside information. Sure enough, it came to pass. The fans consist of approximately seven Latins to every three Anglos. Kenedy citizens Wildcatter Cullen Gave $180 Million At a board of directors meeting here at which Cullen. Smith of Waco was selected to succeed Wales Madden of Amarillo as president, the Junior Bar expressed again its concern for the people who patronize small loan institutions “without adequate protection as to interest rates and other wise.” Many small loan firms “charge the borrowers exorbitant and usurious interest on money loaned,” said a resolution that was adopted. The Junior Bar feels “there is an immediate and urgent social need for enactment of adequate and enforceable laws.” The Junior Bar resolved that if Governor Daniel deems it necessary to call a special session of the legislature, “he request the members of such session to be prepared to act upon and to enact such legislation as will guarantee
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