Del Rio News Herald from Del Rio, Texas on February 3, 1976 · Page 1
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Crimt Stop 775-5111 48TH YEAR NUMBER 174 DEL Rio NEWS-HERA n !\ 1 L n ) Phone 775-1551 DEL RIO, TEXAS TUESDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 3, 1976 15cCOPY ...ter 775-0571 10 PAGES TODAY 1 II Due At Heart Symposiumj Four Local Contested Races On Val Verde Primary Ballot More than 100 art 1 expected for tlu- seventh annual Cardiovascular Symposium to be lie-Id at the Del Rio Civic Center Friday, directors of the Val Verde County Division of t h e American Heart Association were told Monday night. Kathy Eskew, R.N., p ro f essi o n al education chairman, is chairman for the event presented by the Val Verde C o u n f, y II e a r t Association Division with the co-sponsorship of Val Verde Memorial Hospital and its medical staff, Laughlin Air Force Base Hospital and the Southwest Texas Chapter of the Texas Association of Family Physicians. Mrs. Eskew said participants are enrolled from L'valde. Air Force Bases in San Antonio, San Angelo, Uvalde, Eagle Pass, Crystal City, Rocksprings, Colorado City, Cristoval as well as Del Rio and Laughlin AFB. She revealed that approval is pending for professionals attending the seminar to receive -I 1 „• hours elective credit by the .American Academy of Family Physicians, Texas Chapter, and six hours credit in the continuing education recognition program of the Texas Nurses Association. Faculty members for the symposium and their topics include: Alfonso Chiscano. M.C., San Antonio. cardiovascular surgeon. '' S urgery i n Cardiovascular Problems." II. P. Lohstein, M.C., San Antonio, cardiologist, "Tread Mill Stress Testing. 1 ' Clary Zamora, M.C.. chief of Internal Medicine. L^.i^l.nn AFB, "Modern Approach to Hypertension." 'Denise Nichols, R.N., U.S. Air Force Wilford Hall Hospital, San Antonio, "Current Nursing Trends in Cardiac- Management." Roger DaiiholT. C.R.N.A., major, U.S.A.F., director of Anesthesiology Department, Laughlin AFB Hospital, ' ' C a r d i o - P I u m o n a r y Resusitation." Registration Friday will begin at the Civic Center at 8 a.m. Sessions will start at 9 a.m., with Sandra Wiley, R.N., conducting a group for nurse aides, orderlies, medics and students. Denise Nichols, R.N., will conduct the group for registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses and doctors. At 10 a.m. Roger Danhoff will take over the first group and Sandra Willy the second group. At II a.m. Denise Nichols will conduct the first group and Major Danhoff the second group. Dr. Chiscano will be the luncheon speaker. Dr. Lobstein and Dr. Zamora will speak at the afternoon session. At the completion of the symposium at 4:45 p.m. the Red Carpet Committee of the Del Rio Chamber of Commerce will be hosts for a reception honoring facility and registrations. In other business conducted during the brief session of the Heart Association directors held in the Conference Room of Val Verde Memorial Hospital Monday night, announcement was made that Heart Sunday will be held in Del Rio on Feb. 22. Mrs. Raymond Garcia, who will be chairman for a hypertension seminar, said it will be held soon, with date to be announced soon. Mrs. Mary Palmer, public education chairman, reported that 50,000 pieces of heart (•arc- literature have been distributed here and a heart educational film has been shown to 300 students at Del Rio High School. Members of the board of directors have contributed more than $300 to purchase this life-saving film. Around Town By IMA JO FLEETWOOD PARKER WADE III, won top speaker rating in one of the debates in which Del Rio students participated at the practice lournamenl Friday nighl and Saturday in San Antonio. Parker and Joe Thompson formed a team for the tournament. Jodonne Love, debate coach, said. NO MEETING will be held by the Belle Boosters tonight. Ordinarily the group which backs the Del Rio High School dance and precision drill team would have met tonight but the Belles are to dance at the basketball game tonight and the meeting of the Boosters has been re-scheduled for Feb. 10. A CHECKUP on the money for the Acapnlco trip will be made at tonight's meeting of the American G I Forum in the Forum Building. The meeting is planned (or 8: HO p.m. Prior to that session, tin- migrant d e ve I (i p me n I p r og ra m committee will meet at 7:HO p.m. in the Forum building. Officers said all members of the. Forum are asked to attend tonight's meeting. THE BOARD of San Felipe Lions Club will meet at 7 o'clock (onighl with the general meeting of the organi/.al ion planned for Wednesday ;it 7 o clock. THE IRIS Club will meet tonight at 7:30 o'clock in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ramos, 207 Ware St. Yearly reports are to be made and officers are to IK- elected at the meeting. Current officers request all members to be on lime for the session. A FILM will be shown for the Antique Car Club at the meeling tonight at H o'clock. The session will be held in the office- of the San Jose Housing Project. Anyone interested is invited to attend (he meeting tonight, officers said. LAVONNE TILLOSON of Austin, former resident of Del Rio, visiled in Del Rio Saturday and Sunday as the guesl of Esther Silbermann. T II E A M E R 1 C A N FEDERATION of Government Employes will meet, tonighl al 7:30 o'clock in North Heights Elementary School Cafeteria. Plans will be made for the upcoming quarterly meeting, concerned with the new job standards, organization of five new committees and Civil Service Commission matters. ST. JAMES' School will hold its spring fair in Greenwood Park Saturday, April 10. Used books and phonograph records are being collected for sale al the fair. Anyone having such items to donate may call 774-2128 and they will be picked up at the convenience of the donor. They may also be left at St. James' ' School, 206 W. Greenwood St., during school hours. LONNfE MASON will hold a workshop in Del Rio Feb. 16 through Feb. 20. There are a few places left in his class, which will be held all day with a break for lunch. He does not plan to hold night classes but a few more artists may register by calling Grace Killmgsworth at 775-3300. She can also supply additional information on tlu 1 classes. STOP TALKING about the Big Bird and concenlrate on a hunting bird dog. Mary and Dow Palmer rescued a spoiled while dog on Second Slreel Ihis weekend when the animal appeared to be on the verge of collapse. It had sore feet and was very weak. They fed the clog, watered it and looked at its tags. Its name was Susie and ils owner was a Hondo resident; the owner's telephone number and address were included so Mary called. She learned the dog was taken hunting at Corpus Christi, then taken back to Hondo. It disappeared. The family had hunted for 20 miles in all directions and could not locate it. They drove to Del Rio Sunday afternoon, arriving here about 4 o'clock, and took Susie home. No one could offer any explanation as to how Susie arrived in Del Rio. That's the mystery. Four in Contest For Peace Justice THIRD PARTY-Mexico City attorney Saul M. Montes, resuming his duties as trustee ol powerful, well-known Radio Station XERF after a 13-year delay, Monday signs documents which affirm his appointment os sole administrator of the radio station. Shown with Montes at a public meeting Monday in Ciudad Acuna are Francisco Castillo, labor representative for the local board of conciliation, far left, Jose Vega Bueno, board president, seated, and Victor Jimenez Trujellio, legal advisor for XERF, far right, who was recently named state tax collector in Acuna. Montes represents one dead and 12 living former employes of the radio station in a 15-year lawsuit for back wages. (Photo Special to the News-Herald) XERF Intervention Recalls Bloody History of Station There will be four local contested races on the ballot for the Democratic primary in Val Verde County May I. A flurry of late-filings before the 6 p.m. deadline Monday completed the field for the election, Mrs. Dorothy Gurley, county Democratic chairman, reported today. The largest field is four, entered in a race for justice of the peace. Precinct 1. Eddie Barrera. late entry, is the cousin of Felix Barrera, who filed earlier. Also entered are Joe Dover and Delia Gonsalez. A three-svay race for constable developed Monday with the filing of Carlos Cortes Sr.. a retired merchant. Eddie Anlu and incumbent Jim Boatright entered earlier. The quest for the county commissioner. Precinct 3, office being vacated by retiring Commissioner Val Caclena also became a three-way affair Monday with the t-ni,r\ cf_ Rex Thrasher. Ri'cardo Carranza and James Leonard were already filed. Arnoldo Aienchaca, C. E. McNeal and J.R. Koog are in a three-way race for sheriff. Herman Richter. who has served as sheriff of Val Verde County since 1955. did not file for re-election. C o H nl y Commissioner Ricardo "Rico" Padilla, who is attending law school in Houston, is unopposed for r e - e 1 e c t. i o n as count y commissioner, Pet. 1. •M<«) unopposed are C.Vv.nty Attorney Carl Pendergrass and County Tax Assessor-Collector Evelyn Monzingo. C I U D A D A C U N A , Mexico—The bloody history of powerful Radio Station XERF was recalled here Monday with the enforcement of a 1963 order which placed the radio station in the hands of 13 (fired) former employes. Mexico City attorney Saul M. Monies, resuming his appointive position as executor of the radio station Monday after a 13-year delay, outlined 13 years of turmoil involving the matter in a memorandum to Coahuila Gov. Oscar Flores Tapia. Monies represents a group of 12 former XERF employes in lawsuits dating back to 1959. and the son of an employe killed when workers took over the radio station in 1964. Admist protests by station manager Raul Valdes Mustieles and the station's legal advisor, Victor Jimene/. Trujillo. Jose Vega Bueno, president of t In- local conciliation board, Monday executed a judicial order recogni/ing Monies as the sole 1 administrator for the station. Monies was originally appointed executor for XERF in 1963, in representation of a handful of fired employes suing for reinstatement and back wages. Ten months later, in January, 196-1, he was ousted from (he position by a group of armed workers who took over the radio station, he wrote. During the take over by (lie- rebel workers, on Jan. 9, i9(M, the Federal Board of Conciliation and Arbitration in Mexico City ordered that Gilberlo Alvarado Romo, fired watchman, be reinstated and paid back wages part of 1960. Alvarado Romo for 1961 and decision naming me to the post. he said, was killed The matter was to remain in There's Nothing To It Declares A. Gonzalez Del Rio attorney Arturo Gonzalez, declining to discuss his connections with the Mexican radio station other than to say he handles the advertising for XERF, today denied the reports from Ciudad Acuna that the action had taken place. He said his firm does not "recognize anyone as intervenor" and added, "There is nothing to the reports." Under Mexican law, through the court's ruling, he is empowered to liquidate the station's real holding and investments should he deem it necessary, to recover the money, about half of which goes to the 13 complainlanls, Montes explained. Montes represents Heriberto Ramon Salas, whose suit dates back to 1959: Gilberto Alvarado Rubio, son of th*- 1 slain nighl watchman and present second alderman in Ciudad Acuna; Andres Gracio See XERF, Page 10 Amistad Report Amistad elevation this morning was 1120.10. an increase of .01 over Monday. Depth of the water at Amistad Dam was 220.10 feet, up .01. Water storage this morning amounted to 3,710,557 acre feet, an increase of 675 acre feet. Water surface measured 67,480 acres, up 8 acres. Dosvnstream flow was unchanged at 1,370 cubic feel per second. In addition to nominating candidates for public office, the Democratic Parly will fill positions on its Val Verde County executive committee in the primary on May 1. C o u n t y Democrat! c Chairman Dorothy Gurley is unopposed for re-election. Candidales for Democratic county precinct chairmen ;;ro the following: Precinct 1, C.A. Samuel. re-election; Precinct 2, George Cellum Jr., Precinct 3, lona Vasbinder, re-election, Precinct 4, Mary Rose Potter, re-election. Precinct 5, Max Stool, re-election, Precinct 6. Simon Torres Jr., Precinct 7, W.A. Arledge, re-election. Precinct 8, Missy Harrington, re-election. Precinct 9, Larry Me Bee, re-election. Precinct" 10, Falvio Valdex, re-election. Precinct 11, Aurelio P. Laing, re-election, Precinct 12. no candidate, incumbent Joe De la Garza is not seeking re-election, Precinct 13, Marcus F. Villareal, re-election, Precinct 14, Dan Bus, Precinct 15. no candidate. Kinney Has Two Contests BRACKETTV1LLE Only two county offices will be contested in the Democratic primary election for Kinney County .May 1. The chairman, Mrs. Rose Ann York, said today there are races for county commissioner of Precinct One and for county commissioner of Precinct Three. T.H. Glover, the incumbent, seeks re-election as county commissioner in Precinct One: his opponent for the office is David Luna. G.C. Talamantez, county commissioner for Precinct Three, is opposed by Ben Jones. Sheriff John Sheedy, seeking re-election, is unopposed, Mrs. York said, and Norman Hoolen, a candidate for constable for Precincl Three, is without opposition. Mrs. York said the office is a new one. and Montes was grazed by a bullet on the forehead on Jan. 20. 196-1, when Alvarado Romo was taken to the radio station to reclaim his position, Montes recalled. "I'll never forget that day," Montes said in an interview. "It was about -1 p.m. when we were turned back by gunfire from workers inside the building." The studios were then located about 15 kilometers from Ciudad Acuna at "Los Novios." Following the shooting incident. Montes says there were a series of injunctions obtained by representatives of the radio station (o bar him from the post, and on about 1965, the station management and the National Syndicate of Radio and Television signed a pact naming Fernando Ramos Garza as executor. Immediately following my ouster as administrator, the Federal Board of Conciliation and Arbitration upheld its Roy Bean Center Has Top January the courts for the next 11 years, during which time a decision was reached to drop legal action as Alvarado Ramon, my client, was dead, Montes related. He appealed the decision and the matter was reopened by a higher court which ruled 1 still represented Alvarado Romon's family in the dispute, according to Montes. During thai time, Monies kept the mailer before the courts until Mexico's Supreme Court ruled in favor of the f o r me r e m p1oy es and recognized Montes as the sole administrator for the radio station, a step also taken by the National Syndicate of Radio and Television. The judicial order issued by the high court made Monies' appointment effective Dec. 12, 1975. As executor for the radio station, one of the most powerful in the world, Montes will take complete control of all its financial mailers, as well as the programming, until more than six million pesos are recovered from the profits or through a settlement, at which lime XERF will be released to ils v'wiers, as dictated by the court order. Judge Roy Bean Visitor Center at Langtry off Highway 90 Wesl had more visitors during the month of January this year than any previous January in the history of tin- facility, Director Jack Skiles reported today. A total of 5,338 visitors called at the center m the January just completed, breaking the previous record of 4,976 set in January, 1973, and exceeding by 555 t he- number of visitors tallied in January, 1975. The total for that month was 4,783. Skiles said. Every state in the Union was represented among the visitors at the center, including Hawaii and Alaska, the director stated. Only 1,760 were from Texas. Other states accounted for 3,374 visitors and 11 foreign countries were- represented by 204 visitors at the center. The 11 foreign countries represented presented an interesting list, Skiles said. Tlu-s included Scotland, Denmark, Canada, Mexico, England, Australia, Germany, South Africa, Ireland, the Bahamas and Belgium. The- center has occupied its present facility since 1968, though the old Roy Bean Jersey Lilly Saloon has been an attraction maintained by the Texas Department of Highways and Transportation since 1939. Weather D EL R1O AN D VICINITY: Fair this afternoon, partly cloudy Wednesday with wirm afternoons and cool nights. Winds mostly from the south and light. Minimum temperature tonight in the mid-40s; m a x i m u m t c-mperat Lire Wednesday in the low 80s. M a x i m u m t emperal ure Monday, 80; minimum 33. Minimum temperature this morning, 35. Time of sunset, 6:23 p.m.; time of sunrise. 7:31 a.m. 1976-77 SENIOR CLASS FAVORITES Elected in balloting by 366 fellow senior cUssmdt«s two weeks ago me left to light • Roland Zavala, as most populjr boy, son of Mi. and Mrs. Ruben Zavala of 100 A11 oyo Pi. M.i 1 111.1 IV 1 L.IUKI, must populai qn I, d.uicjimM of Mi. and Mis. Ai Un o Ou Luna of I lij Wait- St. Pally I unk, most bcautilul ij'nl dauyhh'i of Mi and Mis. Albeit Funk ot 1206 Ave. Q; and Robei I Gome,', most handsome boy, son of Mi. ami Mis. Gon^alo Gomtv ot 405 Ruliio St. 'the yiiK ait' ilii^si-d in thc.i clu->'il.'.id>'' ont'iti K" !o;mjht'> Ram v.iisitv buski-tball yanv (Ni".-.s I l-.-i,,id I'!-,.' ii

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