DEL Rio NEWS-HERALD 1 ' ' ; S ! /" \ „.„-„,««,> imrtMrkAV AFTERNOON Anril 5. 1971 10cCOPY D ;) x ••] -: -i :•; c, A4th YEAR NUMBER 14 Phone 775-3531 DEL RIO, TEXAS 78840. MONDAY AFTERNOON, April 5,1971 EIGHT PAGES TODAY u . . Massive U.S. Involvement In Vietnam Appears Ending Nixon Withdrawal Talk Wednesday Due to Point Way WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon's Vietnam pullout announcement Wednesday seems certain to point toward the end of massive U.S. troop Involvement in Indochina and spur debate over what American forces should remain beyond 1972, a presidential elec- will go on to represent the school at the region iv Corpus Christi April 24. (News-Herald Photo) ,.,„.«. gave no over the weekend on the period to be covered by his announcement, even a withdrawal timetable spanning just a few months will be followed promptly in Washington by unofficial projections of troop counts by 1972. High'administration sources, known to be concerned over a crescendo of criticism of their Vietnam policy, have encouraged speculation the U.S. con- Showdown Postponed EAGLE PASS-A potential political hassle over the seating of newly elected school trustee Charlie Ritchie has been at least temporarily delayed due to the illness of one new trustee and the absence of -another'. . " School district business manager Clifton Butler said that the school board meeting that was set for today to swear in the newly-elected trustees has been postponed indefinately. Butler said the meeting will probably be called for sometime next week, Ritchie was elected to the board Saturday by an WBT ., •**.* -^ - , —-- — overwhelming margin after he PLAQUE WINNERS-Two Del Rio students took honors at the defied legal minjp about his Area 11 Youth Conference of the Office.Education Assoc.at.on of 'potential violation or Texas held in McAllen Friday and Saturday. The winners who are «««,*.»« displaying their plaques, left to right, are Lou Mar Price, junior, first place in verbal communication^and Pat Brown, lunior, second place in shorthand. Both girls will next compete in the State Youth Conference which will be held in San Angeto April 16 and 17. (News-Herald Photo) - . bv the" school district. Board President Enrique Jimenez has stated that he will not allow Ritchie to be seated on the board despite his being elected. tingent in South Vietnam-now about 300,000- will be down below 50,000 by the end of next. year. A knowledgeable informant, at the California White House said Saturday the Laos operation makes a major enemy push unlikely for about 18 months— implying Hanoi cannot mount a major new offensive before November 1972. And the continued U.S. withdrawals will mean American military support of the scale of the Laos campaign will not be possible next year, the White House informant said, Nixon's last troop reduction announcement, April 20, 1970, covered a year. He ordered a pullback of 150,000 men to a ceiling of 284,000 by May 1, 1971. The President has indicated he will maintain or speed up the present 12,500-a-month withdrawal rate in the next round. His avowed aim is to pull out all GI's, though he has pledged to keep some U.S. military force— size sofar unspecified— in South Vietnam as long as the North holds American prisoners. Two prominent senators Sunday added to the mounting chorus of congressional calls for a deadline for total U.S. withdrawal. Nixon has opposed a public deadline on grounds it would dash any remaining chance for a negotiated/ peace. Sens. John Sherman Cooper, R-Ky., and Frank Church, D-Idaho, authors of earlier amendments limiting U.S. involvement in Indochina, said they will sponsor a new proposal after Nixon's television-radio address Wednesday. They said their new amendment would ask the President to set the deadline rather than having it fixed by Congress. They said the measure would give Nixon a negotiating tool for prisoner release and "whatever else he could get." sophomore, Cathy Conn, sophomore, both first place girls debate team and Linda Hargrove, sophomore, first place spelling. The five winners will compete next at the Regional IV Meet which will be held at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, April 24. UIL WINNERS-Del Rio High School students who won at the University Interscholastic League District Meet which was held at East Central High School in San Antonio Saturday are, left to riaht Althea Ray, senior, second place shorthand; Debbie Patterson senior first place shorthand. Elizabeth Villarreal, (News-Herald Photo) Canadian Rail Strike Averted • •_. i j?^j__—1 wtAxJJA TVio Anrrlna^fC tlQU£ QClfPn MONTREAL (AP) - Canada's major railways and their 4,200 locomotive engineers reached a three-year contract agreement today that ended the threat of a national strike just hours before it was scheduled to begin. A country-wide freight embargo, imposed in anticipation of the strike, was lifted soon after the agreement was announced. Under the new contract, the engineers will receive pay increases of 8 per cent the first year, another 8 per cent the second year and 7 per cent the last year. The first-year increase is retroactive since the engineers' contract expired just over a year ago. National rail service would have ground to a; halt at noon, when enginemen of the 7,000- member Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers were to go on strike against the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railways. Face-to-face bargaining ses sions had broken off Friday, but union and railway negotiators continued discussions in three separate caucuses with the la- bor minister and federal mediators. Nationwide freight embargoes •went into effect Friday, and passenger service and progressively eliminated so that no trains would be stranded at the strike deadline. The engineers have asked for a 20 per cent salary increase over two years. Under the previous contract that expired a year ago they earned an average $10,450 per year. The railways have' offered 21 per cent over three years. Luna Says Dallas Shows No Interest in Railpax Around Town By IMA JO FLEETWOOO Henry B. Hecklers WHEREABOUTS OF Sam Alford Sr. are sought by the Del Rio Police Department to inform him of an illness of a family member in Florida. Alford had been working for B ILI NGUAL CLASSES will equipment concern or -_-_£!£:„ „— «•„,. >W D p-. aofr to the children. Mrs. Stridden and Mrs. Rider watched demonstrations of new teaching methods in use at the school. sn *,y|M *[»••••*--- . hauling concern in Del Rio. Anyone knowing his whereabouts or anything about the man is asked to call Detective Lt. Herman Schafer at the Police Department. TARS, Teens Aiding the Retarded, will meet at 6:30 o'clock tonight in the San Felipe Neighborhood Facility. THE COYOTE DUSTERS will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Auto Hobby Shop at Laughlin Air Force Base. ' MRS. E.A. STRICKLEN and Mrs. Charlie Rider, members of the therapy committee of the Morning Glory Garden^Club, visited the exceptional children at Sam Houston Elementary School this morning and took the children 12 dozen eggs to be dyed and decorated. The eecs were contributed by Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Davis to be given "present a program for the East Side Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association tonight at 7:30 o'clock in the school cafeteria. Members of four of the classes will present two dramatizations in costume. A CANCER FILM, "Journey Into Darkness," will be shown at the meeting of Alpha Beta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the home of Mrs. Michael Neuman, 100 Aduna. Mrs. William S. Caldwell will " present the program. MEMBERS OF THE MERCHANTS COMMITTEE of the Del Rio Chamber of Commerce will meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. The meeting is to be held in the directors' room of the Del Rip National Bank Building. Narcotics Agents' Hidden Bugs Upheld WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court upheld 6 to 3 today the rigging of undercover agents with hidden radio.trans- mitters to snare unsuspecting narcotics violators. . The decision, in a case that has troubled the court for almost two years, sustainsi ttg Justice Department and gives electronic surveillance a major legal thrust forward, No one, said Justice Byfan R White, has a right to expect that a person with s whom he Is conversing will not tell the police all about it; By the same token. White said in the court's principal opinion, a .defendant has no right to bar evidence obtained by police from an informer who carried hidden radio transmitters. The ruling authorizes this eavesdropping without search warrants,. t Mrs. Elena R. Talamantez, 66-year-old wife of Enrique Talamantez, died at 2 a.m. Sunday in her home, 225 Ware St. Rites were to be held in Chapel A today with Requiem Mass in St. Joseph's Catholic Church at 4 p.m. Burial is to be made in Oak Lawn Memorial Park on Highway 90 East under the direction of Dons Funeral Chapels. Mrs. Talamantez was bom May 22, 1904, in Mexico but had resided in Del Rio for years. Survivors include her husband, Enrique Talamantez; sons, Eduardo Talamantez and Rodolfo Talamantez; daughters, Mrs. Consuelo Fernandez and Mrs. Josefina T. Castillo of Del Rio and Mrs. Odilia T. Meza of Dallas; brothers, Marciano Rocha and Antonio Rocha of Del Rio; A sister, Mrs. Carolina Trevino of San Antonio and a number Of grandchildren. Infant Twin Dies Sunday Andrew Jon Rosseau, twin son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Rosseau of Columbus, Miss., died early Sunday morning in the local hospital, where he was born Tuesday. Rftes will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Doran Chapel with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of the Doran Funeral Home. [ Survivors \ include I his parents; his twin brotheif, Steven Louis Rosseau/reported doing well; hfa grandparents,Mr. vand *Mrs. A.L. Rosseau of Piqua, Ohio; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Mello of Del Rio. The Infant's mother & the former.Priscilla Mello. * SAN ANTONIO CAP) - Hecklers at a City Council election rally Sunday were the same type that have criticized Rep. Henry Gonzalez, D-Tex., in the past, an aide said today. About 5,000 Mexican-Americans jammed the Sunday rally and many jeered three council candidates endorsed by Gonzalez, of San Antonio. Gonzalez'aide, Albert Bustamante, said the hecklers "are the same types who led the demonstration against the congressman at St. Mary's University two years ago." Gonzalez was confronted by Mexican-American youths as he spoke at the school. Bustamante said two beverage cans were hurled at the three Gonzalez*acked candi- dates as they were introduced at the rally. TwoMexican-American women later told John Gatti, standard bearer of the candidates endorsed by Gonzalez, that the reception they received was not representative of the Mexican- American community, Bustamante said.^ Gonzalez has publicly taken sides in a local election for the first time in 15 years. He was not at the rally, where the crowd cheered for independent councilman Pete Torres, Gonzalez' prime target in recent speeches. Gonzalez recently endorsed the full nine-member slate of the Good Government League, which has held the majority of City Council seats here for a ' decade. DALLAS CAP) - Although Dallas is the transport hub of Texas it has shown no interest in getting rail passenger service restored, a top official of Rail- pax charged Monday. ! Charles Luna, a Dallasite himself and one of the incorporators of the new national railroad organization, told newsmen no one from the City Council or the Chamber of Commerce "or anyone else" had contacted him either before or since the passenger routes were selected. "They just havent shown the interest like other cities," he said "They didn't put up too much of a fight against passenger service ending ... we have had governors and congressmen call on us and congressmen from Texas who wanted rail service for their districts, but, so far as Dallas is concerned, they haven't talked to me. It would help a lot if Dallas would show more interest." Although Dallas will not have passenger service when it starts May 1, because of the lack of . terminal facilities, it is unique among future Railpax stops because it is the only city among more than 400 that is having its service restored. Railpax officials say the Dallas route was selected because it is 34 miles shorter than the provisional route through Tem- ple over which the Chicago- Houston service will open. Another reason, according to Railpax, is that there are 10 times more people living along the Dallas route than the Temple one. The Chicago-Houston trains will enter Texas from Oklahoma, passingthrough Fort Worth and Temple until Dallas is ready to receive them. - The Dallas Union Terminal has beenn closed since May 3,1969 and preliminary studies have indicated it may be cheaper to build a new depot elsewhere rather than re-open it. However, Luna thinks that two of the tracks could be used and plenty of parking space provided by a conversion that need not take more than about 30 days. Luna, who thought it possible Dallas could have rail passenger service by late summer, suggested it would be helpful if the city appointed a committee to meet with the terminal man- • ager to speed agreement. A man with long union experience— he is now president of theUnitedTransportation Union — Luna recognized the impossibility of dealing with the eight railroads owning the terminal. Good Friday Service Sef M M Eagle Pass Post EAGLE . PASS^-Former Mathis City Secretary Fred Pfeifer will assume his new duties ' as Model Cities administrative assistant in Eagle Pass Tuesday morning, according to Model Cities Director Harold .Hausman. Pfeifer, a former editor of several Texas newspapers* has served as city secretary, city treasurer and tax assessor-collector in Mathis for the past two years. He said that .he went to Mathis because of his interest/in South Texas politics to write a story on the elections there when the -city elections were captured from Anglos by a group of Mexican-Americans.. Pfeifer said, "After that I became interested in government and decided to stay in Mathis." Amistad Report Amistad elevation this morning was 1063.52, down .09 from Saturday. Depth of the water at Amistad Dam this morning was. 163.52 feet, down .09. . Water .storage amounted to 1,094,533 acre feet, a decrease of 2,401 acre feet. ' Water surface this morning measured 26,646 acres, down* .-•> 62 acres. Downstream 'release remained unchanged at 1,480 second feet In his new job, Pfeifer says that he will not actually work under the city government in Eagle Pass, but rather under the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Asked about his political philosophy Pfeifer said, "lam a Democrat." «... The 36-year -old official leaves a town of 6,000 and a $250,000 annual budget to supervise a $1.776 million dollar a year Model Cities Program in a city of over 16,000 personk. ; A bachelor, Pfeifer hasthree years^of 'college accountinyfeat the University of Illinois laid 10 years of experience in the sfcaper business, .f 0. Good Friday Union Services will be held in the First Presbyterian Church from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday with six ministers participating. The sermon for the' service will be delivered by Chaplain Patrick Morrison of Laughlin Air Force Base on the theme, "Watch and Pray." The CaU to Worship and the invocation will be offered by the Rev. William S. Caldwell, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church with the Old Testament reading from Isaiah 53 by the Rev. Alfred Cortez. The prayer of Confession will be offered by the Rev. John W. Platt, as will the Assurance of Pardon. Chaplain Morrison will offer the New Testament reading, Luke 23:33-49, before delivering the sermon. The Rev. B.L. Brown, pastor of the First Christian Church, will lead the Prayer of Commitment and the Rev. Milton Brown Jr., rector of St. James' Episcopal Church, will offer the benediction. For ttfe Maundy Thursday service, the First Presbyterian Church choir will present the Easter cantata, 'The Glory of Easter" by Pedersen. W.B. Robb will direct the cantata with Col. Stewart Rpbb as the* narrator and Mrs. W.G. Schrier, as the organist. Soloists will ble Mrs. William S. Caldwell, Mrs. \Ray Nichols, -W.B. Robb and Lt. Charles ; White., Following the cantata, Holy / °. . -T Communion will be celebrated with an open service. In the First United Methodist Church, Holy Communion will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Two services will be held by the church Easter, with the first at 8:30 a.m. and the second at 11 a.m. The Rev. Mr. Platt said they will be identical services. In St. James' Episcopal Church, Maundy Thursday will be marked with a service at 7:30 p.m. with Holy Communion on Easter Sunday at 7 a.m. and at 11 a.m. Maundy Thursday will be observed in the First Christian Church with a service at 7:30 p.m. The Easter service will begin at 10:50 a.m. with the Prayer "Group meeting at 7 p.m.. Sunday. Weather DEL RIO AND VICINITY: Fair anji cool this afternoon through Tuesday. Minimum temperature tonight near 40; maximum temperature Tuesday in the mid-70s. Winds from the north at 5 to 15 miles per hour , becoming southeasterly at 8 to 18 miles per hour Tuesday. Maximum temperature Sunday, 69; minimum 5!6 degrees. Minimum temperature this morning, 50 degrees. Time of sunset, 7:04 p.m.; time of sunrise, 6:28 a.m. . 0 $>.
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