Del Rio News Herald from Del Rio, Texas on April 7, 1971 · Page 4
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• i 4-DEL RIO (TEXAS) NEWS-HERALD, Wednesday. April 7,1971 Railpax Critics Unable to Agree By CARL C. CRAFT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Even critics of the infant Railpax are at odds: Should they starve It financially before it starts on its own course, or feed It more millions and tell It where to run for Its money? Conceived by Congress last year as a profit-making quasi* government corporation to save passenger train service, Rail* pax begins life May 1 with a $40 million federal grant plus guaranteed loan capability of up to $300 million. Sources calculate Railpax will have spent $4 million of that federal grant by the time it begins operating. But the system, while spanning 114 major cities, bypasses six states and the nation's 12th largest city, Cleveland. It extends just single lines into several other states. One of those one-liners will be Montana, home of Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield, who told the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Voting Heavy In Texas Cities By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Texans turned out in force to elect mayors and council mem* bers in scores of cities and towns Tuesday. Voting was heavy in .most places and the volume set new records at such cities as San Antonio, where the total of 113;790 eclipsed the previous high of 67,175 in 1969. Sunny weather helped to swell the tournouts. These were among the results: FORT WORTH—Mayor R.M. Stovall walloped two opponents. amassing 20,196 of the 26,758 ballots cast in his race. The losers were former councilman T.D. Thompson and Asen Dodov, a Bulgarian immigrant. Eight candidates backed by the same business and professional leaders supportingStovall won the other council seats. The winners were incumbents Jess M. Johnston Jr,, Taylor Gandy, Ted C, Peters and W. S. Kemble Jr., plus Leonard E. Briscoe, John J. O'Neill, Pat Reece and Margaret McDonald Rimmer. AMARILLO-Mayor J. Ernest Stroud, with 5,764 votes, was defeated by former city commissioner L. Ray Vahue, who polled 13,013. Ed Fletcher ran third in the mayor's race with 2,613. A runoff between Clay Briggs and C.J. Taylor will decide one commissioner's race. Other' seats were claimed by W.W. Nicklaus, Houston DeFord and John Heket. Voters also approved a slogan for their city: "Amarillo-Where the Best Begins." SHERMAN- S. E. Glllespie finished with an eight-vote margin over W. Glenn Duncan, 1,320 to 1,312, for mayor. Two Sentenced In Bank Holdup , GALVESTON (AP)" - Carl Michael Jones, 20, was sentenced to the maximum 25 years in prison Tuesday for his part In the attempted robbery of Moody National Bank here In which a woman teller was shot and wounded. U. S. DIst. Judge James Noel also sentenced Jones to five years in prison for conspiracy to rob the bank. Jones' co-conspirator, Miss Emma Hernandez, 20, also got five years for her part In the conspiracy and 12 years for the abortive ifobbery. Mrs. Forrest Dryer, atelier, was felled with a shotgun blast during tlte Feb. 23 attempt. Jones andMlss Hernandez were captured, shortly after the robbery try and pleaded guilty March 13. Their sentences will run concurrently. Detector Dog Joins Customs At Brownsville BROWNSVILLE.Tex. (AP\ U.S. Customs officials at Browns vllle have added a detector dog to their equipment used in the battle against the smuggling of drugs into the United States from Mexico. A customs spokesman said Sam Rodriguez, a dog handler. has been added to the staff at ' this Lower Rio Grande Valley It was so close that Duncan, •who Is president and manager of Radio KRRV, asked a recount. ARLINGTON-Voters reelected Mayor Tom Vander griff and three other counciirnen while also approving four city charter amendments. Vandergriff defeated Donald S. Prager Jr. 6,859 to 1,324. Other seats went to Vernon Hodo, Donald Maner and R.G. Alexander. Charter amendments, adopted by margins of six or seven to one, allow a runoff when no candidate receives a clear majority, pjovlde for weekly council meetings, call for special elections to fill council vacancies, and levy a two per cent per room tax on motels. RAYMONDVILLE - Mayor Calvin Huff was re-elected with 617 votes against Olen E. Crum with 302 and Alex Ramirez with 274. MISSION—James Miller won election over Charles S pinks 1,673 to 1,045. Miller replaced Splnks last year when Spinks was recalled. EDINBURG — Incumbent Lloyd Hawkins was returned to office with 979 votes in an uncontested race. WESLACO—Pablo G. Pena was named mayor with a 1,9451,596-victory over William F. Paul Jr. Incumbent Mayor Joe Stevens did not run. MINERAL WELLS - Incumbent Don Bailey defeated Clyde Watson 519 to 138 and newcomer Joe K. Lister won over Bill Medlin 138 to 66 in two council races. Incumbent Harry E. Cohen and candidate Fred E. Beavers Jr. were unopposed for other seats. transportation Tuesday: "We were misled." "If Railpax isn't interested in -starting off on the right foot," Mansfield said, "perhaps it would be best to withdraw all-, funds already appropriated, so that the National Railroad Passenger Corp. will not be able to operate after May 1." Meanwhile, Sen. Robert Taft Jr., R-Ohio, who clrlticized Railpax for leaving a northern Ohio corridor from its planned route, announced he will seek legislation providing $250 million for intercity service and specifically adding Cleveland, Toledo, Youngstown and Akron to the network. "If a rail passenger system is going to make it," Taft said, "It is essential that its trains go, where the people are." And in the House, a bipartisan group of 22 congressmen from Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Colorado and Idaho introduced a plan for an additional $290 million authorization for Rail- pax. Three-quarters of that would designate specific routes involving Buffalo, N.Y., Erie, Pa., South Bend, Ind., Toledo, Cleveland. Denver, Portland, Ore., Butte, Mont., Boise, Idaho, Ogden, Utah, and Hinkle, Wash., among others. Tully Shahan Heads Circuit Law Students Special to the News-Herald SAN ANTONIO-Tully Shahan, 26, senior law student at St. Mary's University School of Law, has been elected governor of the 13th Circuit of the American .Bar Association, Law Student Division. Shahan, who resides at 8607 Jones-Maltsberger Road, San Antonio, won the honor at the annual convention of the circuit's law student division convention April 1-3 at the Savoy Field Hotel in Houston. Attending the convention were 150 delegates from the 14 law schools in the circuit which includes Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. The San Antonio student won the governor's chair in the first ballot, 18-8 (two votes for each.school with one school absent), over Bob Fenet of L.S.U., Baton Rouge, La. Flippen, Sanchez At Austin Meet FAT FISH—Teno Ftores, veteran Del Rio angler, harvested this fat catfish Tuesday on a rod and reel from Amistad Lake. Flores had small hooks but the fish was well hung with the Queen City fisherman winning the struggle on the stout rod and star-drag reel. (News-Herald Photo) Mrs. Sharon Fllppei., executive director of the Val Verde County Community Action Agency, and Mary Ann Sanchez, director of visiting ho me maker service, are attending the Capital Area Regional White House Conference on Aging being held in Austin today. The conference is being held In Moody Hall at St. Edward's University starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m. The program is conducted by the Adult Service Council Committee on Aging. The purpose of the conference is to formulate policy recommendations to take to the State White House Conference which will be held in May and from there to the National White House Conference which will be held in November in Washington, Retirement. Retirement Roles and Activities. Transportation and Spiritual Well Being. Miss Sanchez is attending the workshops on Transportation and on Employment and Retirement. Mrs. Flippen is attending the workshops dealing with Income and Health and Mental Health. As governor. Shfahan will serve as a liaison officer between the 13th circuit and the American Bar Association. He will be in'New York April 18-20 for the board of governors meeting and again in July for the American Bar convention. His duties also include - traveling to all schools of the circuit during the coming year to arrange seminars, workshops and the 1972 student law convention. Shahan is a graduate of Brackett High School, attended Wharton County Junior College and holds a bachelor of science degree from Texas A&M University. He will graduate in May from St. Mary's. His_parehts are Mr. and Mrs. J.T.. Shahan of Brackettville. In San Antonio, Shahan is employed as a law clerk by Schoenbaum . and Cluck, Attorneys. STUDENT POWER CANDIDATE Editor of Daily Texan Lori Rodriguez Elected The one day conference is broken down into nine workshops , the topics being Income, Health and Mental Health, Housing and Environment, Nutrition, Education, Employment and Party Time Specials Once A Year Sale 50% OFF Urge Stock of Table Covers, Plates, Cups Invitations. A Variety of Colors and Patterns. PARTY HEADQUARTERS HERALD PRINTING AND OFFICE SUPPLY 108 W. GREENWOOD 775-2011 AUSTIN (AP) - The new editor of the Daily Texan, Miss Lori Rodriguez, sees herself as adirect representative of "student power" at the University of Texas with its 39,000 students. "The editor should take a stand,"said the senior journalism student from Mission. "WhenI take a stand, it's going to be for the students." Miss Rodriguez was elected next year's editor March 24 by a margin of 1,600 votes over her runoff opponent, John Reetz of Jasper. She will become editor when the summer session begins May 31. The Daily Texan is one of the few large college daily newspapers whose editor is elected by the students. Lori promised before and after the campaign that she will work to form teams of special reporters, including law students, who will conduct investigations into university adminis- trative affairs. Having been a special assign- merits reporter herself, Lori was involved along with most of the Texan staff on an investigation by the Texan and the legal research project of the Bauer House. UT officials finally admitted spending-about $900,000 on the new chancellor's home, a subject still under investigation by the legislature. Investigations of this type, she said, are likely to continue under her editorship. "With in-depth, interpretative reporting, the Daily Texan can act as a check on abuses of power by the administration and the state government," she said. "The students have a right to know what Is going on behind their backs." As editor, she said she would work to regain respect for students' voices by making students 'arguments more reliable and creditable. "We can't afford to sound like we're throwing a temper tantrum—we must reflect a serious group of people. I want students to be a force, but not in the stereotype sense of students power through protests. "Student power is not a clinched fist, a protest on the main mall andshoutsof "Right on!," she said. "Student power is hard-hitting direct action through the legal system. Student power is taking the Board of Regents to court, for- instance, when they deny students their right to have an attorney." About a month after Lori becomes editor, the charter of Texas Student Publications will be subject to renewal The agency, which publishes the Daily Texan, will submit a new charter to the regents, who can approve it. reject It or ask for changes but may not alter the charter. "I would not accept any faculty control of the Texan under anew charter," the editor-elect said. "This would be the death of the Texan as an independent student publication." She said that if the regents insist on faculty control of the Texan, "We'll take them to court." Lori said people generally think the Texan's news pages are biased, "but they fail to realize that no one can really be objective, and newsmen are no exception. But even if we cant be objective, we are going to try to be fair." The students 'avenues of communication to the administration have been closed, she asserted. "Students are feeling a help lessness. "UT students want strong editorial stands from the Texan because they feel that the Texan, beingthelr representative, must assert leadership and protect their interests." Lori has also been a news assistant on the Texan staff, was promotion manager for KUT-FM,ttie university station, and was associate news editor of Our Lady of the Lake College student newspaper at San Antonio. Midland Man Held for DWI A Midland painter who just celebrated his 40th birthday last week, was in city jail this morning following an automobile accident near the International Bridge last night. Officers say Clarence Farris was accused of being intoxicated following a Breathalyser test given by the Department of Public Safety. Farris was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and bond was set at $500 by Justice of the Peace Frank Torres. 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