El Paso Herald-Post from El Paso, Texas on July 14, 1972 · Page 3
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El Paso Herald-Post from El Paso, Texas · Page 3

El Paso, Texas
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Friday, July 14, 1972
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-•EL PASO HERALD-POST, Friday, July 14,1972 STEP'S Patrol Phase Under Way STEP Project Director Ted Vogel announced the start of moving patrols along El Paso streets, today, in the second phase of traffic accident control by the task force of the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program. Four major areas will be patrolled by STEP officers who will issue warnings and; citations for traffic violations. THE PATROL areas are from the Trowbridge off-ramp to the Hawkins off-ramp on Interstate 10, in the eastside industrial area; Memphis to MoCombs on Dyer street in northeast El Paso; tihe miid- town section of Mesa from Missouri to the Interstate 10 off-ramp, near the Upper Valley, and Alameda avenue between Old Pueblo drive and Cadiwalader drive in the Lower Vaffley. . In the first phase of the newly activated STEP program, officers have been stationed at fixed-post sites. Observation of critical traffic areas and violation counts were the major projects of the STEP first phase, to supply basic information on, the effectiveness of new accident-prevention countermeasures which go into effect, today. Major freeway violations are slow-moving traffic, improper lanong, improper lane changes, failure to signaJ and toterfer- ring with traffic. TRUCKING FIRMS an d drivers are especially urged to use the Gateway East and West drives near Robert E. 'Lee Railroad Crossing, newly- opened to traffic, to help eliminate the hazard of sfow-mov tag vehicles on the eastside lire ew ay. The city of El Paso, mayor's office, Texas Highway Department and Southern Pacific Railroad are credited with the City Considers Buying School cooperation necessary to'com- plete and open the Gateway East and West drives near the railroad crossing. Sun Carnival PR Director Is Appointed Krigbaum Ortman Hugh F. Ortman, sports information director at Villan- ovaj University, has been appointed the director of promotions and public relations for the 1972 Sun Carnival, according to C. C. (Jimmie) Krigbaum, president of the annual event. Ortman, 24, will assume the newly created post on Aug. 7. He will assist Harrison D. Kohl, executive director of the Sun Carnival, in all phases of the event including the football game, parade, coronation, basketball and tennis tournaments and all special events. The new public relations director has been at Villanova for three years and has participated' in a number of the eastern university's athletic successes. Ortman is a 1969 graduate of Villanova 1 where he attained a degree in Business Administration. "We are pleased to have found a young man of his quality and experience. Due to the growth of the carnival, we decided some time ago that we needed an experienced individual to take over many of the deatils involved in arranging this event which is one of the nation's largest and fastest growing festivals," Krigbaum said. The city of El Paso is considering purchase of the grounds and buildings of Jesuit High School in the Lower Valley on a recommendation by Parks and Recreation Director Dale Tate. The recommendation suggests using part of the property for public housing, part for recreation, and marketing the rest. • *• TATE'S REPORT to Mayor Bert Williams, filed July 10, says the property is now being appraised for Father M. L. Eisner, principal of the school. Eisner told Tate he would like the school, which will not operate next year, to be transferred to the city, the Ysleta Independent School District, or seme other public entity. The total Jesuit complex comprises 44 acres, but includes undeveloped acreage that the school could market as raw land. Don L. Geisert, Insurance Man Dies in El Paso Don L. Geisert, of 536 Marth- mont way, died today. He had been a resident of El Paso 12 years and was owner of Geisert General Insurance Co. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Kathryne Geisert and sons Scott M . Geisert, and Bruce Geisert, all of El Paso. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Coronado Masonic Lodge No. 1406, El Paso Scottish Rites Bodies and El Maida Shrine. Arrangements were pending with Harding-Orr and McDaniel, Montana avenue. Tiger Pelt To Co To High Bidder Zoo director Ray Arras said today that plans are being formulated to. call for bids of the pelt of Rajah, the Zoo's Bengal Tiger that was killed in a fight with two lions late yesterday. Arras said the City Clerk's office has unofficially received inquiries from 'ex-students of El Paso High School about the availability of the pelt. The school's mascot symbol is a tiger. A board of inquiry will also be set up by Zoo and Park officials to probe the tiger-lion fight yesterday at feeding time when a door was opened between the two pits holding the animals. The male and female lion attacked the tiger and the Bengal's neck was broken. Ruling Withheld Pending Autopsy Peace Justice Albert Mestan today was withholding a coroner's ruling, pending results of an autopsy, in the death late yesterday of Mrs. Martha Stitt, 33, 10001 Fenway drive. Her body was found by her nine year old son in a family car in the garage, apparently dead of carbon monoxide poisoning from the motor. She is also survived by her husband, F. E. Stitt, of the same address. Warren G. Carson funeral Pending Funeral arrangements for Warren G. Carson, who died yesterday, were pending tod#y, with Harding-Orr and MdDaniel Montana avenue funeral home. Mr. Carson was the owner of W. G. Carson Real Estate Project Inc. He had been a resident of El Paso 18 months and lived at 333 Windrose place. Survivors are his daughters, Mrs. Lois Mungavine, Mrs. Camille Donohue and Mrs. Lorraine Le Vienn, all of El Paso, and Mrs. John Johnstone, of Glastonberry, Conn., and a brother, Quenton Carson, New York. Funerals Held For 2 Victims Of Bl7 Accident Socclol 1o The Herald-Post ALAMOGORDO — Funeral services for two pilots who died in a crash of a B17 slurry bomber Wednesday near Socorro, N.M., were scheduled today. Services for Mark Brack Sloan Jr, 22, a student at New Mexico State University will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Grace 1 United Methodist Church here. Burial will be in Monte Vista Cham Cemetery. Services for the pilot, Bobby Joe HoMiday, also ol Alamo- gwdo will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at Hamilton Funeral 'Chapel with burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Self-Service Gas Station Operator Is Found Guilty Municipal Court Judge Armando Peralta today found the operator of a self-service gas station guilty of five counts of violating the city ordinance against such stations, and fined him 550 on each count. The Fire Department filed the charges last month on different days, after firemen had observed the station in operation. The station at 9400 McCombs road, is owned by the Sheppard Oil Co. of Phoenix, and operated by Bill Whitney. The defendant was represented by Attorney Ed Hughes, who filed notice of appeal of the convictions to County Court at Law. Hughes said he and the Sheppard Co. hope to get the ordinance changed to allow self-service stations, which the Fire D e p a;.r t m e n t opposes on grounds of safety to the public. Section A—Page Three- THE MAYOR'S YUCCAS—Mayor Bert Williams, left, plants two Spanish Dagger Yucca plants at the "Five Point Beautification Park" project of the Beautify El Paso Assn. The plants were added to the park by the association in honor of the Mayor and his wife Barbara. Shown with the Mayor are association president Andy Cohen, and Mrs. Charles V. Christensen. The association hopes the plantings will serve to focus attention on the need for El Pasoans to beautify the sun city. 3 E.P. Men Charged With Pot Smuggling Three El Paso men were charged before U.S. Magistrate Jamie C. Boyd with conspiracy to smuggle 700 pounds of marijuana, Adolfo "Tito" Duran, 9401 Pavo road, today was charged in connection with the conspiracy before U.S. Magistrate Jamie C. Boyd. Duran was at large on Wednesday, the day two of the other suspects were charged. U.S. CUSTOMS agents said undercover agents in a U.S.- Metro Narcotic Squad investigation attempted to buy some 500 pounds of marijuana on June 2 in El Paso. Another buy was attempted on July 12, involving 350 pounds of the weed when agents closed in for the arrest. Charged Wednesday were: Asencion Alonzo, 516 South Kansas street, and Richard Douglas Gibson, 1516 North Mesa street. Bond for Alonzo was set at $100,000, primarily because of a previous murder conviction. Alonzo was among, those held for questioning in connection with the April 1 shooting at Armijo Center. Bond for Gibson was set at $75,000 primarily because of a four year conviction for burglary. WELCOME, DELEGATES TO THE CONVENTION OF THE AMERICAN GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY sale! further reductions on f lorsheim shoes 90 Regular $21.95 to $35.95. Many differ- ent slip on or tie styles to choose from, black or brown leather. Broken sizes. Great bar- gains in men's shoes for summer and fall. Men's Shoes: Bassett, Northgate, Second Floor Downtown. WHERE THE SOUTHWEST SHOPS WITH CONFIDENCE

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