8-DEL RIO (TEXAS) NEWS-HERALD. Tuesday. April 13, 1971 Barrio Tensions Reported Rising LOS ANGELES (AP) - A national nonpartlsan commission studying city problems has been told grievances like those leading to the urban riots of the late 1960s are building up In the Mexican-American section of East Los Angeles. .'The National Urban Coalition's Commission on the Cities in the 70's also was told Monday that a steady stream of similar commissions has produced, no visible improvement in the Mexican-American districts. The 13-man commission is traveling around the country to study what has happened to the central cities since the National Advisory Commission on Civ.il Disorders .reported in 1968 that America was becoming two separate but unequal societies. , Richard Martinez, president of the Congress of Mexican American Unity and Monday's first witness, said the 1968 Kerner Report observed that urban violence of the 1960s stemmed from unresolved grievances. Illinois Gov. Otto Kerner chaired the commission. "Today, I must report a similar and continuing buildup of grievances in the barrios of Los Angeles.... . "I think the fact we have experienced four riots in the past six months understates the critical nature of those problems. ..." Martinez set the tone for the testimony of five other community group spokesmen and added that Mexican - American voting districts are so fragmented they have no political power. . Smuggling Trial Set Wednesday The trial of Virgil Thomas Adams, charged with three counts of smuggling and concealing marijuana and one count of failure to register and pay special tax, is scheduled to begin Wednesday morning in the court of U.S. District Judge Police Harrassed By Rash of Thefts Police have almost met themselves coming the other way, as four thefts were reported within a five hour period Monday. Dick Wolff of 409 W. Fifth reported at 10:30 yesterday morning that a culprit had ravaged his pickup truck in the 1200 block of Ave. C and Hospital Notes VAL VERDE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Admitted Sunday: Esther Cuellar, Sylvia Cardenas, Naomi Cowan, Dorothy Babb, Buford Daniels and Carolina Perez. Discharged Sunday: Cecilia Castillo, Maria Garcia, Benjamin Presslejk and Olivia Reyes. Admitted Monday: Lazaro Nino, Joyce Arledge, L.D. Dielsi, Claudio Sotelo, Theodore Engelke, Roberto Urrabazo, Elia Robles, Catarina Morales, Anita Martinez and Eluterio Lomas. Discharged Monday: Maria Esparza, Alberta Toehler, Norma Garcia, Dora Burrola, Doris Reagan, Juanita Rodriquez, Maria Isabel Lopez, Estella Garza and L.D. Dielsi. copped three rods and reels and two tackle boxes. At exactly the same hour, the Rev. Pedro Herrera was reporting to another officer that his church at 410 Hogan St. had been invaded by a thief who took the church microphone. At 4:40 in the afternoon,. Dwight Tronson reported that someone had -stolen a white motorcycle helmet -from the Amistad Cycle Shop at 207 Avondale and a roll of reflective tape to go with it. An hour before at the Taco House, Lewis Stool reported that someone had stolen an 8-track Lear Jet stereo tape deck from his unlocked car. AH four of the thefts are still under investigation as reports continue to come in from all parts of the city. C off C Opens To Sell Circus Tickets Tonight The Chamber of Commerce office will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight for final sale of circus tickets at discount prices, Harry Carroll, Good Neighbor president, announced today. Tickets will be available Wednesday at regular prices. John H. Wood Jr. Selection of a jury will begin at 9 a.m. with the petit jury to be selected from a panel of 99 prospective jurors. Conviction on the smuggling and .concealing charges could bring not less than five or more than 20 years on the fust count and not less than 10 or more , than 40 years on the other two counts, plus a fine of up to $20,000. The-one count of failure to register and pay special tax could bring a sentence of not less than two orrtmore than ten years imprisonment. Court records indicate that the charges were filed in 1969. Adams is beind held in jail in lieu of bond. DEATHS Death Takes Wife Of Former Mayor Mrs. Clara Randolph, 72-year-old wife of Frank Randolph; died Monday in Victoria after a lingerin illness. Mrs. Randolph suffere a stroke Saturday. She had been in Victoria about a year, going there from Del Rio. Rites will be held in the Doran Chapel here at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Timmohs, rector of t|ie Episcopal Church in Uvalde; officiating. Burial will be made in Westlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Doran Funeral Home. % The Randolphs resided at 202 W. 7th St. until they went to Victoria. Randolph is a former mayor of Del Rio. ' Mrs. Randolph was born Dec. 15, 1898, in Van Zandt County. She was active in the Order of the Eastern Star for years and was a charter member of the Del Rio Study Club, joining at its organization in 1946. At the time she moved to Victoria she was an .honorary member of the club. ^Survivors include her husband, Frank Randolph; a -daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Duckett Victoria; a brother, C.C. EAGLE PASS-Three men are charged in Eagle Pass following the Easter Sunday abduction of a teen-aged girl and the attempted abduction of her sister from a busy downtown street. Police reports indicate that the two sisters were walking in the 600 block of Commercial Street when a green car with three men pulled along side them. The men jumped from the car, grabbed them and managed to get the oldest girl into the car. The younger sister managed to escape as the car sped off with the men and the girl. A bystander reportedly saw the abduction take place and notified police. However, by he time police arrived the younger girl had already left the scene en route to her home to report the incident to her mother. The witness gave police a description of the car and a pickup was broadcast. According to a statement made later to city detectives by the older sister, the three men took her to a desolate area of the county near the Reynolds Mining Company switching yards where one of the men attempted to rape her and she was forced to perform unnatural sex acts. Following, two of them left the scene walking when their car became stuck. They reportedly were going for a truck to pull them out while the third man stayed with the girl. However, after the two men failed to return within a reasonable time, the third man left also and the girl escaped on foot to her home where her mother called police. Detective Lt. Gus Caballero and Juvenile Detective Arturo Garcia went to the girl's home and after brief questioning took her and her mother to the scene at the Reynolds Mining Company yard where the car had been abandoned. When they arrived the man who had left the girl unguarded had returned to the car and was arrested by the two detectives. Police identified him as 20-year-old Oscar Moreno Garcia of Eagle Pass. He was charged before justice of the Peace A.F. "Tito" Torralbo with attempted rape and sodomy. The next day, Monday afternoon, after questioning Garcia and the two sisters, Judge Torralba issued arrest warrants for 19-year-old Juan Gonzales and 18-year-old. Juan M. Maldonado, both of Eagle Pass, charging them with- sodomy. Acting .on the felony warrants Lt. Caballero and "Detective Garcia arrested the other two men at their homes. All three men are being held in the Maverick County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bond*each. WIPFF'S FURNITURE A APPLIANCES TO OUR NEW LOCATION FORMERLY the HEHSON HOTEL Come By & Visit Our New Store WARRANT IS ISSUED as Eagle Pass Detective Lt. Gus Caballero, left, files charges with Justice of the Peace A.F. Torralbo, naming three Eagle Pass men in an Easter-Sunday abduction. (News-Herald Photo) Levi Hinds Celebrates 89th Birthday Here daught Ul V l^wAAf*} u, •sivi'im & x> Stone-of Los Angeles, Calif. Rites Held at Stamford For Del Rioans' Father Levi Hinds, retired ranchman who has resided in Val Verde County 71 years, marked his 89th birthday anniversary Sunday at a family party in the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William S. White, 101 Ridgewood. Hinds was born in Medina County and came to Val Verde County in 1900, ranching on the Pecos River. He retired from 'ranching about 12 years ago and resides on Highway 90 East. Friday he went with Mrs. White and Mrs. Sam Hall to Junction. He visited a niece, Mrs. Renie Fellows, who is 86 years of age. The three returned to Del Rio Sunday, and Mrs. White had an Easter birthday cake and the family party late that afternoon. Rites for E.V. Chastain, father of Mrs. Lillian Cross and Mrs. Margaret Foster of Del Rio, were held Monday at 4 tun. in Stamford, Tex., at King . Funeral Home with burial in the Stamford cemetery. Chastain, who was 73 years of age, died Saturday afternoon in a Stamford hospital after a brief illness. Mr. and Mrs, Cross of Del Rio were in Stamford for the rites. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nettie Chastain of Stamford; his daughters, Mrs. Lillian Cross and Mrs. Margaret Foster of Del Rio and Mrs. Helen Wallen of Baytown; six grandchildren, \ two great-grandchildren and eight brothers and sisters also survive. : •• _ Miss Paper? 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