Del Rio News Herald from Del Rio, Texas on April 6, 1971 · Page 5
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Area Softball For Summer DEL RIO (TEXAS) NEWS-HERALD, Tuesday, April 6, 1971-5 Rev. Fred Wiesen, pastor of. the First Baptist Church^ announced this morning that four churches have committed two teams each in the proposed men's and women's Softball leagues and several more have been rumored to be interested in the summer I recreational sport. 1 The Rev. Mr. Wiesen said his church plus the Laughlin AFB ? Chapel, First United Methodist .and First Presbyterian Churches have registered teams. .Other congregations from Del Rio, Comstqck and Brackettville have until April 26 to signup,....... The leagues will use paid officials, standard first class game balls and will award fitting trophies to the winners at the end of the three-month season, the pastor reported. He also noted that the entry fee for each team in each league has been set up as $100 and added, "We hope to run a first class softball program and this is the estimated sum for. registering the teams. However, if we find that there is a surplus in the fund we'll make refunds to the churches." Teams will be allowed 15 players per squad with no age limit in either the men's or women's leagues. "H a team of junior high aged players wants in as a unit it Is fine. Or any team may have girls and women of mixed ages on its roster." ; It was acted upon Monday night at a softball session that the leagues will both feature "fast pitch." Rai x. EAGLE PASS ELECTIONS UNDERWAY TODAY-Voting began at 7 a.m. this morning at the Eagle Pass City Hall in a contest for two City Council positions which is expected to bring a record voter turnout. (News-Herald Staff Photo) Record Vote Expected In Eagle Pass Today EAGLE . PASS^Political observers in tEls border city are declining to speculate on the outcome of today's city elections but a record voter turn out is expected in what has developed into a political showdown between Mayor Auturo Flores and Mayor Pro-Tern Auturo Garcia. At stake today are two council seats, one occupied by Pete : "E1 Griego" Mathiwoz and the other by Leroy Slubar, Mathiwoz is being challenged by former Mayor Pro-Tern Francisco Villa who is running with Flores support. Garcia has placed his support behind Around Town. . (Continued From Page 1} ANYONE INTERESTED IN the ecology of the area is invited to attend a meeting tonight at 7 o'clock in the conference room at Va! Verde County Library. The meeting has been called by Robin Haltom, a junior student in Del Rio High School, and additional details may be had by calling her at 755-6139. ADULT LEADERS are needed for the Camp Fire Girls at Laughlin Air Force Base. The organization has 17 girls at the base and anyone willing to assist with them is asked to call Mrs. Larry Krob at 775-3483 or Mrs. Grace Hummel at 298-3959. incumbent Mathiwoz. In the other position, Flores has campaigned for incumbent .Slubar while Garcia has gone with challenger Frank Chissum. The entire campaign has centered around the $1.77 6 million dollar a year Model Cities Program. Various projects in the program have been debated as has the director of the program Harold Hausman. The stage for the campaigning has been set around the funding of the projects and discussion of which areas of the city are getting more attention, financially, than others. Villa and Slubar are spotlighted as supporters of Flores and Hausman, while Mathiwoz and Chissum are known to be critical of many facets of the Model Cities and the Flores administration. Election Judge Benny Rodriquez says that the official election returns will be available shortly after 7 p.m. this evening. Agents Seize 460 Lbs. Pot (Continued From Page 1) us of track and equipment. Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott, voicing concern over the Rallpax decision to end service to several Pennsylvania cities, said there had been complaints from many regions of the nation over the adequacy of service and "1 feel strongly that something constructive should be done." Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield, seeking to have the administration cut off the Rail- pax funds, has charged the corporation is using a $40 pillion appropriation to take "a great leap backward in surface transportation which •would leave vast areas of this country . . . without what meager service now exists." Mansfield also has introduced legislation requiring railroads which abandon passenger trains to return lands given to them by the federal government. He said Ije was "amazed and shocked at the total lack of understanding and consideration given in the Railpax map to the less populated, rural states." Kendall says the new system "represents our best judgment—we realize that others may take issue with us." Railpax is starting with a federal grant of $40 million and / APRIL WINNERS-Russ and Marie Shively, shown with the winnirTg-string of black bass that totaled 19 Ibs. 14 ozs. in last Sunday's Amistad Bass Club tournament. The Shivelys beat out John Finegan and James Leonard by a scant seven ounces to win the first award. Amistad Lake was the Tourney site. (Photo Courtesy Mike's Tackle Shop) -,„-,*- guaranteed loan capability of up to $300 million from pay* meats by railroads that join and from preferred stock sold to the public. The Railpax plan leaves Cleveland, the nation's 12th largest city-and once a major rail terminal, without passenger" service. Maine, New Hampshire; Vermont, Arkansas, South Dakota and Wyoming will be without passenger trains, and many states will have only one stop for a single train a day." _^ Q Q _ ^_ ^. —^ ^_ (Continued From*Page 6* "^ *9 • • "W • • ^" f^f^^f^ Fredericksburg, besides bearing the favorite's tag in the mile-relay event seems certain to take first places on the strength of Tommy Klaemer, the discus and shot put expert. Klaerner set two new marks last weekend in Wildcat Stadium tossing the iron ball 58' 5'/2" and the platter 145 feet. Del Rio's running event crew had 69 points, five less than Fredericksburg in the Queen City Relays but with Rowland back in the 100-yard heat the Cats are an even bet to take the team total on the oval Thursday. Race Opens Today CORPUS CHRBTI (AP) U.S. Magistrate James Martin set bonds of $5,000 to $20,000 Monday for five California men charged after customs agents seized about 460 pounds of marijuana. All are being held in jail in lieu of bond on charges of conspiracy to smuggle marijuana into the United States. Officers said they spotted the big haul 6 miles north of Port Mansfield on Lower Padre Island after a private plane ran out of fuel and was forced to land there last week. ON DOLLAR DAY Stores Report Business Up They said the pilot obtained more fuel and took off again, s and agents posing as fishermen' kept watch on the cache. The customs men nabbed four men they accused of starting to pick up the marijuana Sunday. A fifth man was arrested Monday at Sinton, west of Corpus Christi. Martin set bond in these amounts: Michael Diegel, 24, of Bolinas, Calif., who was picked up at Sinton, $20,000; Charles Gilliatt, 27, and Harold Cutts, 43, both of San Francisco, $10.- 000each;Thomas Purbaugh, 22, San Quentin, Calif., $5,000, and James Gronewold, 24, San Rafael, Calif., $10,000. Mustangs Wind Up Exhibition Today The final pre-district baseball game for the San Felipe Mustangs will be played in D'Hanis against the Cowboys at 4:15 p.m. Mustang coaches Red and Al Soto named Waldy Felan to pitch, David Moncibais to catch, Glenn Blanks to first base, Tony Lomas to play second, Gene Flores to play short and Wayne Benson at third base. The Herd outfield has Oscar Ozuna in left, Pete Hernandez in center and Ruben Moncibais in right field. San Felipe must wait until April 13 to open its 14-AAA season with a 7:30 p.m. game in Roosevelt Park here against Uvalde. The warmups for Del Rio and Kerrville high school baseball nines are over. The two teams meet on Wildcat Field in play-for-keeps diamond action as District 14-AAA opens locally with the Cats hosting the Antlers at 4:15 p.m. Del Rio Coach Bob Denison announced Jerry Lee to face Tivy who will probably send their ace; Joe Lara after the Cats. Elsewhere for the host Del Rio nine Denison has Ceasar Sotelo at 1st base, Mike McDonald at 2nd base, Keith Wilcox at shortstop and Gary Rodriguez at 3rd base. In 'the outfield the Cats will have either George Flynn or Turi Ramirez in left. Felix Garcia in center and Rob Henderson in right. Kerrville corties to Wildcat Field as the pre-district favorite to take the conference crown this year. Prognosticates who have boosted the Antlers base their beliefs on a sound hurling staff and a.stingy defense, Tivy won seven pre-season ball games and dropped four with the losses coming on very close decisions, report the Antler people. Led by Steve Wilke and Larry Snodgrass who hit ,525 and .406 respectively going into this afternoon's game the Antlers have scored 51 runs in its 11 outings while giving up 27. Kerrville sports a- team batting average of .260 and a pitching staff of Lara, Snodgrass and Jack Michel; with this afternoon's starter Lara leading the trip on a 0.36 earned run average. All three of the Hill Country moundsmen play in the Tivy contests with Lara at third base when npt on the mound; Snodgrass and Michel at 1st base when not pitching. With Lara earmarked to take the mound at 4:15 p.m. today Snodgrass will move into an outfield slot to join Waliky and Poe. Michel goes to first base to complete an infield of second baseman Overby, shortstop Wilke and third baseman Ashmore. Ellis Bill gets the catcher's role PONY CARTS, WAGONS & HORSE CARTS 775-5655 The average increase over the sales for a normal Monday by the merchants who participated in the Red Carpet Dollar Day held Monday at local stores was from 25 to 300 per cent. The report of the increased, sales was made by merchants at the regular meeting of the Merchants Committee of the Del Rio Chamber of Commerce at 10 a.m. today at the National Bank* Building Conference Room. George Gregg, executive vice-president of the Chamber of -Commerce, suggested that the merchants give away cash prizes for their Dollar Day in June. He_ suggested that a coupon be printed on the top of the tabloid\ which will be filled out and turned in at local stores. Don Valentine, manager of J.C. Penney's, moved that the board go on record as being in favor of all merchants staying open until 9 p.m. on the Monday night of their monthly Dollar Day to promote more business. The motion passed by a four to two vote. The next Dollar Day will be May 3 and was discussed hi reference to the Cinco de Mayo celebrations that will be going on in town. Tom Sullivan reported that a week long celebration starting the. Saturday before Cinco de Mayo is being planned and the Monday of trie week long festivities can be devoted 'to Dollar Day. Mike G. Gonzales, president of the board, brought up^the possibility of local merchants supporting the bringing of\two or three busloads of peotile from Monclova, Mexico, to'Del Rio for /-shopping. The merchants . would pay the promoter a certain amount in exchange for the additional business. Max Stool, Guarantee, stated that it might be unwise to tamper with it this year even though it has proved profitable in the past because Mexican officials may decide to close down on letting Mexican citizens shop in Del Rio as they have done in other border cities. Stool felt that if this happened over the long run Del Rio merchants would suffer a loss. The board agreed with Stool and they decided not to support the promotion. Mike Hayes, Wood's Jewelers, presented a report on the Las Vegas night merchants are going to sponsor in June. Committee, assignments were made for a decorations, games, booths and food, advertisement, entertainment and prizes. The merchants decided to have social clubs set up booths with food or drinks at the event which will be held at the Civic Center and to have local social clubs sell tickets as well. The merchants are. going to limit the activities to persons 18 years old and over. The Del Rio- Dolls, San Felipe High Stepping Senoritas and high school dance bands are the tentative entertainment for the evening. The board decided to^not serve beer at the event so- the high school students could perform. Prizes are scheduled to be given away every thirty minutes during the evening with 'the grand prize being a color television. The constitution was to be presented-at the meeting but not enough v members were present to vote on it so it was postponed to the next regular meeting. HELP YOU "R4ISE THE ROOF" Put in a new kitchen Add on a room ••v '. Air condition your home Paint your house Refurbish—Redecorate with a HO/VIE UNSAFE FOR FISH-Bobby Barnes of the Texas Department of Public Safety harvested this string of yellow cat and black bass Monday from Amistad lake as a contestant in the Diablo Catfish Association tournament now in its 5th day. Barnes had a fine uniform string that totaled 64 pounds taken from his goldfish-baited trotline. {Photo Mike's Tackle Shop) SPECIAL IMPRCNEMENF LOAM Ea«t«r Bunny suggest* you •nhanca you- Eaatar EnaambU with • fay • coraaga from ADAMS' FLOWERS SBESTOS x1 ;£>' ^ TILE 18" PER tlLE LUMBER COMPANY Del Bio National Bank The Bank on the^GO in Usl Rio Member F.D.I.C. 775-3508 SPECIAL

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