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Sunday, December 31, 1972
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*mm *f**^f^im*» ^mm*mir-^i^m*t ~~^^^^ m^ m*f~+ Public Officials Played Big Role In 1972 News Here * felt* ««« ·*·« * Bravwrtl* Herald as mmy ·cope of man's fenafcuUM and don to rg§ tor iberKf. tot vwiM M Ike tte* *M Gw 0. Krawe step lUck Ferffalat cither South MAtCH l-toMm strike BM Bank, off with |ZI,*H and t a bank employe. 1 Comity Commissioner candidate D. ). Lerma abilities. Of all the stork* of bist year, however, · few must ftand out above the rest. Public official* were « tar$e part of ItTJ's news. One in particular--former OEO executive director Dan Reyna--was unfortunate enough to hive been convicted in federal court on six of seven counts charging theft of government money. Another public official-district attorney-elect Fred Galindo--._,.._. was fortunate enough to have Frank Haggler, who resigned been acqhitted on an indictment ch-rging theft by bailee. County commissioners mained undecided on the question of a new courthouse and jail: first saying "yes," then saying "no." Heavy rains and some hail Pet. 1. wreaked havoc among Valley farmers and auto owners, but after ta«- challeages legal resident of hi* on probation here after pleading two opponents, F. E. Zavafeta and F. R. Lopez. Suit filed in 103rd District Court. " 3 -- A r t h u r Wendt named manager of the International Airport here. Wendt replaces to enter private business- 14 -- .103rd District Court re- Judge William Scanlan rules against D.J. Lerraa's contention t h a t Lerma's two com- and missioners court opponents do not reside in commissioners 16--Cameron County Commissioners take option on two The U.S. ,,, a barmy winter scared theip arce i s of land in North Valley any freezing tern- Brownsville for possible con- peratures. ·"· Violence was as usual a major contributor Herald's newspages Customs agent was critically wounded and a Mexican National was killed during a dope- stake Shootout at a local motel, and narcotics offenders continued to occupy most of the court time in state and federal jurisdictions. Funny-tasting water, a visit by the radical Brown Berets, carnage on Valley streets and highways and a bizarre murder which had a Matamoros taxi driver stabbed 25 times all played important roles in the news. On a positive note, an offshore drilling platform firm opened its doors locally, promising to invest $10 million and employ 3,000 persons, Valley bank deposits hit $500 million for the first time and a former migrant worker, Dr. Ruben Galtegos, was named "Man of the Year" by Brownsville Jaycees. Here's how it was, month-by- month, day-by-day in 1972: JANUARY 5--The Public Utilities Board] (PUB) orders gas outbacks due to heavy statewide use caused by frigid weather. Freeze warnings posted for the Valley. 6-Valley bank deposits hit 1500 million for tile first time In history. 7--A proposed five-cent Gateway Bridge passenger auto toll increase is opposed by the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce. 12-Ttn Public Utilities Board approves calling a $10 million Improvement bond issue. 14--Plans announced by Mar- athpn-LeTourneau to invest $12 million in off-shore drilling rig- plant that will employ upward! of 3,000 men. 18--Former migrant worker Dr. Ruben Gallegos selected as Brownsville Jaycees' "Young Man of the Year." 30--Former Brownsville resl dent Carlos Villarreal. now head of the Mass Urban Transportation Dept. in Washington, heads celebrities -visiting Brownsville. Also appearing was Treasurer Mrs. Romana Banuelos. FEBRUARY 2--Two more inmates flee cameron County Jail, bringing the 1972 total to four escapes. 4 -- G r a n d jury foreman George Young of Harlingen publicly raps the handling of driving white intoxicated cases in Cameron County. 6--The 36th Annual Charro Days Festival begins. 20--Pedro Vidal of Brownsville given five years in prison on his conviction on the June, 1970. slaying of Guadalupe Tabares, 17. a itop to pluw far aa Barter t*7*(B*li* t«««a|» girls found .In|sheriff and Pet. 1 county Patfr* liland «r Beach. Boca Chica 25 - Brownsville City Commissioners give their approval to an anti-glue sniffing ordinance. 28 - Two Valley men placed atparate drain ditcbet outside tn« Rcuca City. 11 - Antonio Rios Zepeda, II, arrested and charged with the murder of two San Benito f oun d stabbed 25 times on old guilty to misdemeanor charges of bookmaking. 30 -- U.S. Sen. John Tower teenager!. tt -- Rain, hail and wind cause an estimated (2 million damage to Valley crops. Damage to real and personal property not estimated. 22 -- A local priest, and a mother and her daughter drown tells The Herald the Depart-off end of North Jetties on South ment of Labor will release the Padre Island. names of employes under the Emergency Employment Act (EEA). County Judge Ray Ramon had refused to release the names and local EEA officials had contended the names were "classified." APRIL 5 -- Mrs. Sudie Balckburn board of trustees. 6 -- Name* of local Emergency Employment Act (EEA) employes finally reteas- t - F o r m « r Starr County c o m m i s s i o n e r . 1 , 2 2 4 Sheriff Dr. Reo* A. Solii begint Republicans also vote in local primaries. Port Isabel Ru. some three miles north of Brownsville. 12-With the arrest of a, Mercedes man on cocaine service announces it has broken 30 -- Dr. Arnulfo Oliveira, president of Texas Southmost College, appointed by President Nixon to federal panel that will oversee f e d e r a l t e a c h e r s programs. MAY 4 -- Dan Reyna, executive director o! the local Office o! named president ol the Browns- Economic Opportunity (OEO) yille Independent School District anti-poverty outfit, found guilty by federal jury on six of seven counts alleging Reyna stole government money. S-A total of 28,044 turn out ed after two weeks of demands for the Democratic Primary 12 -- The bodies of two San offices serving 30-day jail term on earlier vote fraud conviction in »-Matamoros taxidriver federal court here. 12--Continued heavy rains (up to 14 inches since June 1) cause considerable damage to Valley crops and roads. 13--Dan Reyna, executive charges, the U.S. Customs director of the local OEO organization, tentenced to one a n international narcotics year and fined $1.000 on his smuggling ring. conviction of stealing govern- 15--Harlingen man held on ment money. Sentence later was bond of 1250,000 after being charged with a series of JUNE JIAID OF COTTON--Debra Ann Ploc h of Dallas was named 1973 Maid of Cotton in Memphis, Tenn. Friday night Miss Ploch was named winner over 19 other finalists in the competition. * * * - A - * * * * * Dallas Gal Cotton Maid Despite Forgetting Lines Wre really a place to see. Professional eye care and the finest quality eyewear is available at most reasonable fees. So is the widest selection of fashionable frame styles and colors available anywhere. Visit aTSO office soon. We're-really a place to see. Associated Doctors of Optometry Consult your telephone directory for the TSO office nearest you. Consult your telephone directory for the TSO Office nearest you. Convenient cmllt. Aviiihfole Brownsville 951! K, Elizabeth SI., 546-3168. Open Dailj tU 5: 15 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UPI) What Debra Ann Ploch de-: scribed as the most embarrassing and humiliating moment in ler life turned out to be the most exciting. The 20-year-old, brown-eyed mmette from Dallas completely forgot her speech praising the virtues of cotton, apologized to the audience and walked off tne stage. A short time later, she was named Maid of Cotton for 1973. The junior majoring in English and Spanish at ttfc University of Texas at Arlington had iust begun a three-minute speech when sh« suddenly stopped. "I'm sorry.'' she said. "I believe I've forgotten my lines. Excuse me." As th e pretty Texan walked off the stage, the audience erupt/ ed in a round of applause. "I never felt so embarrassed or humiliated in my life," the new Maid of Cotton said later. But when I walked back and saw the encouraging smiles oi the other finalists and they kepi telling me not to give up, I felt much better. 'You know something?" she asked. "I have a feeling I'm never going to forget another line in my life." The new maid, who succeeds fellow Texan Debbie Wright of Tahoka, leaves today on her first stop of a six-month tour (o promote cotton for the sponsor of the contest, the National Cot- Ion Council. Her destination? Her home- lown of Dallas and the Cotton Bowl festival. 1--Sam D. Hughston, 54, well-known pilot, killed in duster crash near Los Kresnos. 3 -- G u s Krausse, Fred Galindo, Henry Sanchez and D.J. Lerma win Democratic runoff races for sheriff, district attorney, state a n d county respectively. representative commissioner, reduced to 60 days to serve. 15--County commissioners million courthouse-jail bond sn - Hsu*. 21--County commissioners Chicago-area bank and savings delay action on proposed $5 and loan holdups. -""~ --·-"-·--·- IJ--Matamoros officials nounce crackdown on Mexican nightclubs serving minors, particularly teenagers. 22--Local officials blame "algae" for horrible taste and smell accompanyine water from the Public Utilities Board system. liquor tovote to take «ver the OEO- American funded Cameron-Willacy County Community Projects, Inc., after i government audit reveals $45,000 in unauthorized expenditures. 28--OEO regional director Sam Martinez of Dallas says local CWCCP headache" and outfit backs county's proposed takeover. JULY "big the day jafl term here on conviction sends personal tetter of tp- of fraudulently ' ' federal money. obtaining ipreciation to three local schools top 19,000 (tudenti, i Customs officers wounded in record hig*. 12--Local voters approve PUB; July 24 shoot-out with heroin $1.8 million revenue bond issue 1 smugglar. to finance improvements of; 14--County Commissioners electrical generation, water, vote to discontinue dues t r e a t m e n t and distribution;payment to Lower Rio Grande systems. I Valley Development Council. 14--U.S. Customs officials j 15--Brownsville Mayor Dr. reveal investigation of whatjEarle B. Griffey resigns post they termed "multi-million ! due to ill health, dollar fraud" in Border in- KMTexas Southmost College dustrial Development program, trustees approve five per cent ID--Public School trustees salary increases for faculty okay 20 per cent tax hike to j members, and raise wages for J2 per $100 evaluation. . aPrhree U.S. Customs officers wounded in shoot-out at local motel with suspected heroin smugglar. 20-Wildcat strikers shut assistant attorney of Arkansas, is It-Public UttKty Board officials probe inequities o industrial water rates. 18-Roger Allen Glasgow, f o r m e r g e n e r a l acquitted of federal indictment Charging violations of U.S. marijuana statutes. IS--Local spokesmen for ship dismantling facilities voice concern from effects of freeze on Liberty Ships in U.S. mothball fleets. Isecretariai and clerical helpers. _. 17-Plannirtg s e s s i o n s j 31-District Attorney can* involving state local and federal '" · - - - d o w n Marathon-LeTourneau Matamoros. shipyards at Port Brownsville. 21--Restraining order issued against wildcat strikers at Marathon LeTourneau ends walkout of dissident minority. 24_Alleged heroin smugglar Antonio Cavazos Lopez, 35, involved in shoot-out with local U.S. Customs special agents dies. 24--Cameron representatives open meetings on bi-national transportation study for B r o w n s v i l l e - iidat* Fred Galindo found innocent of theft by bailee charges. NOVEMBER 1--DA candidate Fred Galindo 25--City Commissioner Louis suspended from practicing law Lapeyre appointed Brownsville; in state and federal court for Mayor. 25--City Commissioners ap- 130 days. 2--United *u--^nj wiiuiiAooiviido °r » prove plan to pave 43 miles o f l . e r ! c a ; . !..,,.. 1 _ii lumomzati local alleyways. 27--County voters approved ! million road bond issue. I unionization Marathon shipyards. Steely/orkers of file f o r election at the LeTourneau County 3 0 - D r . Ramiro Barroni 8--Returns from the Nov. 7 Com- j named to fill City Commission ' g e n e r a l election showed 5 - M e x i c an shrimp boat missioners nix toll hike of j vacancy caused by resignation i D e m o e r a _ t Henry Sanchez .plain . jailed after "wig Gateway Bridge, but. boost of Dr. Earle Griffey _andap-Defeated GOP candriate D».re 1 captain nabbed July 4 and charged with fishing inside U.S. territorial waters. 6--Former OEO executive director Dan Heyna begins 60- UHlKY/ay JJJiUgC, UUI. uu«"",-" -" " ~"-"- * . -- - - J u..u ~(" . County tax assessments five!pointmem of Louis Lapeyre as H e m P " " . ' uemocrai cents per $100 valuation based Mayor. "·«"" -TM TM" """"" on 35 per cent of total valuation. Stock Market Closes Out Year With Sharp Advance iLerma won over Republican JEpigmenio (Pime) Hinojosa; . ur ,,TM SO-Marathon - LeTourneajDemocratic State Rep Raul 1 prKifl.ntRir.hard Nlvnn ! sh W ar l president Jack HildenLongoria defeated GOP can- 1-President Richard Nixon notes ^ $1 mmjon per month : dida6te G G Garda and La Haza paid to shipyard employees. lUnida candidate Ricardo Molina 31--Brownsville Navigation i V district 27: J'enton Murray, District receives $900,000 from 1 Democrat incumbent, won over Economic Development Ad-i(;oP candidate Miss Palti ministration for dregding pro- p a tane for the District 51 State ject in port Brownsville channel. SEPTEMBER ship Mrs. J o s e p h i n e Dunkelburg beat GOP candidate ;ar Hood 'for the District NEW YORK (UPI) -Stocks closed out 1972 Friday with a he third highest stock volume n New York Stock Exchange road, sharp advance, riding on climbed 12.34 to 1,020.02. The Dow Jones average of 30i shares traded on Wednesday,!Zoo reaches 313,335 at first selected blue-chip industrials! and was the highest for the j anniversary of opening. 4--Attendance at Gladys Porter Clerk's job; and Omar Garza, Democrat incumbent, beat Raza Unida challenger Abel P. Ochoa Standard Poor's 500 stock history- The buying index rose 1.12 to 118.05, and year topping the 25 000 000' 5--County Democratic District for the district 15 seat on the shares traded on Jan. 28. T h e i A t t o r n e y candidate Fraf state board of education. Aug. 16, was part of a raditional year-end rally that was telescoped into one day lecause the stock market was closed Thursday for the nation- I the average price of a NYSE 131,730,000 'common share gained 44 cents, highest ever. 1971 volume shares was The advance 1,117 issues was broad advancing, of:G=ilindo is named in formal; 9--City officials post signs the' complaints to state and local' around the Town Hesaca system ibar associations as having;warning the water is unfit for willi American Telephone Tele: violated clients trust and con- j swimming or irrigation. 444.graph warrants were most;Mence. | 1 7 - M c N a i r C l o t h i n g declining among 1,866 on the! actively traded and rose 1-4 to 91 5-City considers taking over j Manufacturing Co. is soljJI to · me- B j j.g O n turnover of 395 300 ' operations of local convention! Levi Strauss for an undisclosed 0 day of mourning for former; Volume totaled 27,550,000;including a block trade' of and tourism systemsifrom thei amowt of_money 'resident Harry S Truman. 'shares, compared to 19,100,000 110,000 at 9. Occidental P e - ; B r o w n s v i l l e Chamber troleum, up 1-2 to 11 3-4 on Commerce. of Cheese Tale Wins Top Liar's Award to 364,700 shares, and Pan Anieri- 6--Public schools trustees DECEMBER 3 -- M e d e n c o , Inc., a proprietary hospital group, BUEIJNGTON, Wis. (UPI) --Charles M. Hatch, Mies City, Hont., may be accused of tretching the truth a little, but r ho could really prove it--the vidence was iost :ruck his home. when fire "Among the valued things 1 ist was a plaque awarded to ae for working out a formula ir making longhorn cheese out ' shorthorn milk," he said. Now he'll have another award i replace it, because the truth Hatch has been named the 'orld Champion Liar of 1972 by le Burlington Liars's Club. Otis C. Hulelt, founder of the ub, also gave honorable ention to five other persons ho took an irreverent attitude ward the truth. Two of them so had food on their minds Carter Hunnieutt of Big Bend is., said he didn't look kindly pon all the birds "breakin! iwn the trees" in his backyari st summer. Thought It was Christmas "Finally," he said, "there as just one pine tree standing i desperation, I hung candy mes on the tree. When thi irds saw the candy canes, they it was Christmas and loch will tour major cities in e U. S., Canada and the Far ast. She also received the keys a new car and a charm brae- Barbara Tolstyga, Kenosha Wis., didn't have trouble will birds, but she did have illiness to contend with. et, and is to be fitted with a icw wardrobe, made entirely of "0 per ent cotton fibers. Marion James, 19, of Cedar ill, Tex., a sophomore at Tex- 5 Woman's University, wasi Iso suffered from mness anc amed'first alternate and V i v - c l n c e N Breitenfeldt tol an Craig, 20, of Stanley, N.C., "This past winter I had the and / uch ,, {ever tnat when u my sandwich I ha toapsti » ysne said . A woman in Mara thon, Wis. junior at Meredith College, as second alternate. A total of 20 finalists from 13 otton-producing states partici- ated in the final judging. ESTON ELECTED HOLLYWOOD (UPI)-Charlon Heston has been elected new chairman of the American Film Institute's Board of Yustees. about it. "An old maid in our community is so unpopular," h ELECTRICAL SERVICE INSTALLATION Ind., Comm. Residential 27 Years In Brownsville SERVICF ELECTRIC CO. 1223 E. Levee St · Dial 5424401 $42-4235 'W« hope our many friends and customers ·njoy a Ne,w Year filled with happiness! ALDRIDGE WASHMON CO. 3525 International Blvd. Phone 542-5618 said, "that when she got sick, the undertaker sent her a get wel! card." Had Repair Complaint E. A. Hendriekson of Joplin, Mo, didn't have any problem with food or sickness, but he bad a complaint about repairs done to his house. "The construction company that put up our eave troughs did such a poor job that they even leak during a drought," he said. Mrs. Doris Willkom, Baton Souge, La., found that stretching the truth is not much different than stretching her height. OMyuif snares ana ran ^uiien- «, -j^nuu^ ..»*,».*..*,c-- t ., -- t -- 0 - ( . can'World Airwav 0 UD 38 to 9'approve more strict admissions announces plans to contract a on 300,100 shares," followed- i regulations in attempt to curb:|4 million medical facility in ,,. ,.' ,, m ( . /influx of out-of-distnct. .Brownsville. Skyline Corp. was act ve and; 7 _ Ex . OEo execu t ive direct ori 3-Top level state, federal and !SS * A aim ct is !SS t · th» term met «i out following hisjlocal transportation officials dropped almost 18 points m he c 0 n v ; c t j 0 n {or fraudulently I from the U.S. and Mexico meet previous two sessions after the obta government money. Jin Matamoros to discuss first company reported lower quar- . ^^ty Commissioners kill : terly earnings. ' p l a n s for with courthouse-jail vote to allow Louisiana Pacific when-issued, complex _ .,, _ ,,_ shares were active and lost 4 5-; expiration of lease on proposed Navigation District commission 8. The company is a spin-off of; complex site. . . = -- . - - . steps bi-national transportation study. 6--Incumbent Brownsville ,, . - ,,.- -. . ,. chairman Ygnacio Garza, Jr. is _Georgia Pacific. Georgia Paci-j i5_Democratic nominee for re-elected for a six-year term. ;Cameron County District At-1 7--197th District Court Jndj lie (ex-dividend) also active and gained 1. itorney Fred Galindo indicated Darrell Hester rules that part 4, Xerox 1 5-. Oil issues Superior Oil soared "During World War H I enlisted in the Waves. I am 'ather tall and just got in under he wire," she said. "After six weeks of boot raining, I was discharged because I was too tall. All that marching and drilling had ;rown caluses an inch thick on he soles of my feet." PEOPLE AND EVENTS ARMY PWVATE ANTONIO Juarez, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benito C. Juarez of 2204 Grapefruit St., recently com- leted an Administrative and Personnel Management course at Ft. Polk, La. He is a 1972 jraduate of Brownsville School. Computer and electronics ! f or theft by bailee, issues were active participants! 29-City officials approve a in the rally. Texas Instruments j 1973 budget of $5 million , . , ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, , OCTOBER 13--City Commissioners vole jumped 6 1-8. Honeywell 3 3-4 | Burroughs 3 1-2, IBM 3 and, 1 8 each' Glamor issues also were ahead on the rally. Walt Disney gained 4 1-4, Corning Glass 2 3' and Itek 1 1-S. Zenith and General Electric 2 1-; approval for a three per cent 0 ·""''· |hotel-motel occupancy tax to finance a convention-seeking and promotion program. 13--Valley banking institutions were higher. 8 1-2, , California Standard 2 3-S, Getty 2 and Mountain Fuel Supply 1 1- Chemical issues moved up. DuPont tacked on 1 1-4 and Eastman Kodak Motors issues 1 1-8- were strong. General Motors gained 1 1-2 and Chrysler 1 1-4, Steels, aircrafts and rails were mixed. Airline issues were mostly higher with Northwest ahead 1 1-8. Prices on the American Stock Exchange were sharply and broadly higher in · near-record volume. The Amex index gained 0.18 to 26.36' The volume totaled 10,310,000 shares compared with 6,030.000 shares traded on Wednesday. Volume High history. of a public schools admission regulation is opposed to the State Educational Code. 10--Local voters approve the issuance of $6,955,000 in school ' b o n d s to construct new e d u c a t i o n a l facilities and purchase additional land. 15--Texas Al University officials indicate they would record deposits of ?567,825,629;welcome Texas Southmost and savings and loan companies!College as a part of their upper- show deposits of $174,770,058. 'division university program. Your potroiof* b appreciated by all of at. Samano's Central Walgreen Agency 12th East Elizabeth 542-4396 GOING OUT OF BUSINESS Drastic Reductions In ALL Departments ENTIRE STOCK Shop Early While Stocks Are Complete! Doors Open January 2nd - 9:30 To 6:00 PALM VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER 642-2210

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