Del Rio News Herald from Del Rio, Texas on April 7, 1971 · Page 1
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DEL RIO NEWS-HERALD t V. .. i OOX & A L L i t i\' , ,75235 ?44th YEAR NUMBER 16 Phone 775-3531 DEL RIO, TEXAS 78840. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, April 7,1971 10cCOPY TWELVE PAGES TODAY Air Guard To Upgrade Texas Units WASHINGTON (AP) - Realignments were announced Tues- Railpax May Use Houston SP Station HOUSTON (APT- A director of Railpax says the corporation is "leaning toward" use of Houston's Southern Pacific Station. Charles Luna of Dallas indicated the 10-year old station behind the main post office will be chosen over the older and more spacious Union Station. "We want to get out of the big terminals as quickly as we can because of the cost situation,"Luna said Tuesday. Luna said only one of the Houston stations will be used. Southern Pacific's New Orleans-Los Angeles line is to become part of Railpax May 1, as is the Santa Fe Houston- Chicago Texas Chief line that makes use of the Union Station. Lake Zoning County Topic Next Monday Zoning and septic tank installations in Amistad Area are slated for discussion before Val Verde County Commissioners' Court Monday, April 12. County Judge Sergio Gonzalez said a question and answer session on the subject will be featured, beginning at 2 p.m. in the County Courtroom of the Court House. "Everyone concerned about the zoning and about regulations on septic tank installations is welcome to attend the meeting Monday afternoon and take part in the J uestions and answer period, udge Gonzalez said. day by the Air Force -for upgrading 29 Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve units in 21 states. The upgrading will involve pro- vidingthe units with more mod- emplanes and reorganization of some units. Late-modelfighter and transport planes will be turned over to the units from active Air Force inventories. Those states involved are Xlabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan : Missouri, Miss issippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, SouthCarolina,Texas, Utah and Washington. These Texas bases were to be affected by the changes: Garland Air National Guard Station, Garland-The 254th Mo- bite Communication Group will be activated and the designation of the 221st Mobile Communication Squadron will be changed to the 254th Mobile Communication Squadron during the Spring of 1971. Carswell AFB, Fort Worth- The 916th Military Airlift Group will convert from C124 to C130 aircraft and be redesignated the 916th Tactical Airlift Group during the Summer of 1972. E llington AFB Houston— The 307th Civil Engineering Heavy Repair Squadron Red Horse will be activated during the Summer of 1971. Nixon's Pullout Speech T EtEBCISE SET Mil t Del Rio ght No Hints Given On Specifics Disaster Plan Fire Claims Storage Shack Fire destroyed a two-room storage facility behind Wood Jewelers at 601 S. Maig today. The small building of corrugated steel was crammed full of empty cardboard boxes and lumber, however there was nothing of value in the building at the time of the fire, according to Mike Hayes, manager of Wood Jewelers. The alarm which sounded shortly before one o'clock was answered by 15 firemen and four units. UNlFORMS-New uniforms are modeled by Mrs. BettyeBriscoe, left, and Miss Romelia Reyes, clerk typists in Amistad Recreation Area, National Park Service headquarters on Highway 90 West. The double knit polyester A-line dresses are beige with white collars and cuffs. Trk-uniform includes Park Ranger-type dress hats, which are hard brimmed tan felt with grosgrain bands and detachable chin straps. The shoes were chosen by Mrs. Briscoe and Miss Reyes to match but are their own choices. The National Park Service arrowhead emblem and identifying name plates complete the uniform. Pant suits are also available for NPS women and may be acquired by the two later. They are provided a uniform allowance by the NPS and wear them as public contact personnel. Miss Betty Loper, executive officer, does not wear a uniform at the headquarters. (News-Herald Photo) The City of Del Rio is making preparations for any possible disaster that may occur. The organization and training for emergency operation is being headeo by Clark Titus, an instructor in "Civil Defense with the Engineering Extension Service at Texas A&M University. Titus explains the program -as "teaching what we might someday have to do in the event or a natural or man made disaster." The purpose of his being in Del Rio is to coordinate the various governmental departments in such a way that it will be helpful to them while taking care of the public during an emergency. The participants in the simulated' exercises which will begin on June 28 are divided into two groups: an operations group and a simulation group. Titus added that high school students will be used to serve as plotters and messengers during the exercise. The public schools will be called upon to furnish personnel to fill the positions of transportation officers •which will be a position within ;the operations staff. The final disaster exercise which will put all of the various groups into action will be conducted on July 8 from the Del Rio city police department which has been designated as the emergency operations center. The 3V£hour exercise will begin at 6:30 p.m. Titus was in Del Rio Tuesday and today to explain :the operation to officials whowill participate and to map out the entire exercise. CLARK TITUS The operation group consists of the Mayor, City Manager and each department head plus an additional shelter officer, welfare officer, medical officer and a Red Cross officer. In the simulation group will be the assistant department heads, two men from the Department of Public Safety to serve as simulation supervisors and external agency personnel. Rey nosa Pemex Plant on Fire Around Town AT BBACKETTVILLE Grand Jury Names Five in Indictments By IMA JO FLEETWQOD MRS. NAN WEAVER of Del Rip, who underwent surgery a week ago in Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, is recuperating and expects to be released from the hospital this week. She's in Room 709. After her release she will spend two weeks in the home of her daughter, Mrs, C.A. Bolner, 3147 Leyte St. in San Antonio before returning home. Mrs. Weaver told Mrs. Paul Davis and Mrs. Richard Wolff of Del Rio, who visited her in- San Antonio, that she is grateful for visits, cards, letters and flowers she has received during her stay in the hospital. THE N ATION AL ASSOCIATION of Retired Federal Employes will meet at 3 p.m. Friday in the Chamber of Commerce directors' room. Rep. Hilary B. Doran Jr. of Del Rio will speak on "Selected Current Legislation Pending Before the Texas Legislature in Austin." Anyone interested is welcome to attend, those planning the meeting said today. MRS. RAYMOND GUILD left Monday for Sacramento, Calif., to spend the <Easter holidays visiting her daughter, Mrs. Gerald L. Neil, and Mrs. Neil's daughters, Theresa and Tammy. A ROD, REEL and tackle box is being given away to benefit St. Joseph's Catholic Church' and is to be awarded April 11 outside the church after the 8:30 a.m. Mass. BECAUSE OF the Easter season. TOPS will meet tonight at 7 o clock in the cafeteria at Hicks Ponder rather than Thursday nights, members have been reminded by officers. TONIGHT the Del Rio Duplicate Bridge Club will meet at 7:30 o'clock in the Roswell Hotel. The club usually plays bridge on Thursday nights but will meet tonight because of the Easter season. RIBBONS and special awards will be made at the annual flower display presented by the Cactus Thorn Garden Club Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the home of Mrs. Thomas M. Johnson Jr., 5 Palm Drive. The theme will be "This Is Your Life in Flowers" as a tribute to Mrs. Henry B. Horn of Del Rio, president of Texas Garden-Clubs, Inc. The show is arranged 1 in segments with arrangements suggesting Mrs. Horn's girlhood, her ranch life and her church work in one section and her civic beautif ication work, her travels and her post as state president, which will be made up of red, white and blue arrangements. SOME ONE who visited the art show staged by the Del Rio Art League Saturday and Sunday left a polyester knit coat at the Del Rio Civic Center. The coat was left during the ,Suhday showing from 10 a!im. to 6 p.m. Information ^ concerning the' coat is available from the president of the league, Mrs. Homer Rothe. at 775-3682, or by calling at 401 Nicholson St. THE UNITED CIVIC^ ORGANIZATION will meet at 8 o'clock tonight in the UCO Hall. A botana will be served during the meeting. , MRS. B.C. MATTESON, who is leaving Del Rio to make her home in Atlanta, Ga., will be honored at 10 a.m. Thursday in the home of Mrs. Rene Lawson, 217 Santa Maria Drive with Mrs. William J. Chambers and Mrs. Lawson as the hostesses for the courtesy. AN ART FETE will be sponsored by the Castro Gardeti Club at Castroville April 17 between the hours of 2 and 6 p.m. at Landmark Inn with four artists .featured and the work of many amateurs from Medina County as well as from Austin, Irving and Denton will be displayed. •'•'•' ' :' : ' B RACKETTVILLE-The Kinney County Grand Jury in ia session Monday at Brackettville, named seven persons in felony indictments, five of whom have been arrested or posted bond and two who have not yet been located for service. The indictments released this morning by District Clerk Alvin Hall were: Frank Campos charged with Driving While iNtoxicated, .subsequent offense, no additional bond required; Jesus Sandoval. escaping from- lawful confinement, bond set at $5000; Jesus Sandoval, burglary with intent to commit theft, bond set at $5000; Jesus Sandoval, felony theft, bond $5000; David Dewey Tullos, Bentsen Asks Drought Aid WASHINGTON "CAP") - Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, D-Tex., asked President Nixon Tuesday to expedite approval of federal aid to60 drought-strickenSouthTex- as counties. . . Gov. Preston Smithrequested that the counties be designated adisasterarea alter Smith conferred recently with leaders of the region. "The deteriorating range ana crop conditions resulting from extreme drought over muctrof the state is working a terrible hardship on the farmers and ranchers and the many workers who are normally employed to work the farms and ranches, said Bentsen. burglary with intent to commit theft, bond set at $2500. Sandoval was arrested by Kinney County lawmen last week after he escaped from the county jaiL He ate following his arrest and was rushed to the Val Verde Memorial Hospital where he was admitted under guard. He has since been released and is now back in custody. REYNOSA, Mexico CAP) - A fire-at a chemical plant owned by Mexico's nationalized oil industry caused heavy damage early today. The fire was at Petror-Chem- Amistad Report Amistad elevation this morning was 1063.39, down .05 from Tuesday. Depth of the water at Amistad Dam was 163.39 feet, down .05. Water storage this morning amounted to 1,091,074 acre feet, a decrease of 1,309 acre fee$. Water surface this morning measured 26,571 acres, a decrease , of 29 acres. Downstream release today was unchanged* 1,480 second feet. Weather DEL RIO AND VICINITY: Clear to partly cloudy and warmer this afternoon through Thursday. ' Minimum temperature tonight in the high 40s; maximum temperature Thursday near 80. Winds front the Southeast at 8 to 18 miles per hour. Maximum temperature Tuesday, .69; minimum 41. Minimum temperature this morning, 88 degrees. Time of sunset, fiou enter the ^^ ical, a plastics plant operated in this border city by Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex). Flames were visible across the Rio Grande at Hidalgo, Tex. Reynosa, Hidalgo, McAllen, Tex., and Pemex firemen brought the blaze under control Blanco Fire Chief Albert Blanco said he was notified of the fire about 8 a.m. He said it took firemen about 90 minutes to bring the fire under control. Blanco said the fire apparently started in a boiler room and spread into the plant yard where some petroleum raw materials were stored. No damage estimate was immediately available, but Blanco described it as "pretty heavy." Rodriguez Files Federal Suit DALLAS (AP) - Thomas Rodriguez, 40. the man shot in his home by off leers seeking the murderer of three Dallas deputies Feb. 19, asked Tuesday that the federal court protect evidence in his case. His lawyer, JohnColUns, filed a motion asking that the gun and other physical evidence found in the Rodriguez home after the shooting be deposited with the court, Rodriguez filed a federal suit lor more than $10,000 in damages against Sheriff Clarence Jones, Dallas Police Chief Frank Dyson, and three other law officers March 26. Rodriguez and his wife were both wounded by gunfire after off leers broke into his home. He is still to face trial on assault to murder charges because he fired a gun in the direction of one of the law men. By LEE BYRD Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - A new and likely quicker pace of troop withdrawals from Vietnam will be announced by President Nixon tonight in a speech he has said "will give some indication as to the end" of America's longest war, The President secluded himself with staff members, as he did Tuesday, to prepare the 9 p.m. EST television-radio address. There were few indications as to precisely what it would unfold. But speculation from respected quarters centered on a pullout rate which would exceed the current schedule of 12,500 monthly, perhaps by as much us 50 per cent. A year ago. the President decided barely three hours before a similar speech to withdraw some 150,OOOtroopsbyMay 1 of this year, leaving the number of Americans still there on that date at 284,000. The White House says that schedule has been followed. But George D. Aiken of Vermont, senior Republican in the Senate, said Tuesday the rate increased in the past two weeks to 18,000 per month, suggesting that might represent the new formula. Administration sources have cautioned against drawing.th^t,conclusion. •-.-. InSaigbhthe strongest speculation was that the. American troop strength would be cut to between 100,000 and 150,000 over the next eight months. It was noted by official sources today that two major, tactical headquarters will be phased out in the near future— the U.S.- 2nd Field Force controlling American combat troops in the Saigon area and the 3rd Marine Amphibious Force in the Da Nang area. Though Nixon has insisted repeatedly he would not yield to spurts in public or political clamor in his conduct of the war, several events in recent days have added to pressures that his announcement be a dramatic one. • These include adverse reaction to the South Vietnamese invasion of Laos, the court martial conviction and sentencing to life imprisonment of Lt, Wil-] 11am j; Galley, a drop in presidential popularity as reported in various polls, and a number of congressional moves aimed at full withdrawal. Nixon himself remarked in a March 22 television interview that Mthe next announcement." the one tonight, "I am sure will give some Indication as to the end of the tunnel." But that was not taken literally as a promise to advance a time certain for fulfilling his longstanding pledge to end the war for all American servicemen. ... The President has said that some U.S. troops would remain in Vietnam as long as the enemy refused to release prisoners of war, and administration sources have estimated that 25,000 to 50,000 men would be necessary, for the residual force. Migrant Pupils On Corpus Tour SOMETHING NEW-A receptacle for depositing any contraband, being smuggled Into ;t£ Untod sStesTronV Mexico has Deinstalled on >he vega> would-be smuggl^who _have a '^anjeoj heart rid themselves of whatever they are bringing, in^o the country legally. The receptacle, waring sign.Tat the foot of the ramp at the United States side of the "ver w.th governmem ofj c es i 3» $:05 degrees. Time 01 sunsov • .vu p | ea< »DO nc both English! ge sign.at te oo o e a in the background. Such receptacles have been found successful in tests at other Border pomts. A -£> not deposit mail in this bo*" appears on the locked container, s.m.lar to a mail box, m ) and Spanish.-(News-Herald Photo) Thirty students from the 5th and 6th- grades in the San Felipe Independent School District"left this morning for Corpus Christi where they will visit Padre Island, tour the city zoo and museum, visit the famous King Ranch and ride the ferry boat across.the bay to Aransas Pass. The trip is part of the Migrant Education Program and is'being conducted with help from the Concentrated Employment Program at Eagle Pass and the Community Action Program in Corpus Christi. . . According to Donajo Rodriquez a bus was furnished, by CEP Director Floyd Kocher and the guides are being.. provided by the CAP office in the seaside city. The students, being supervised by Mrs. Delores Ortega, Oscar Cardenas, Armando Villareal, Raul DeLeon and Mrs. Patricia Weiland, will stay at the. Downtowner Motor Inn in Corpus Christf tonight .arid return to Del Rio Thursday evening. • " The trip is the brain child of Mrs. Weiland, a resource ^teacher under < the Migrant .Program and4s being funded with money ] provided for Migrant Education. •I „

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