BOX CENTER i!!C 44th YEAR NUMBER 22 DEL RIO NEWS-HERALD • - } ' ; '' - n»ei Dirk TCV AC IflRAO UUPniMPSHAV AFTERNOON. Aoril 14. 1971 lOcCOPY 36 DALLAS. TEX. 7523S Phone 775-3531 DEL RIO, TEXAS 78840, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, April 14,1971 14 PAGES TODAY Nixon Order Okays • i , . • . ^^ Drought Relief Here ;-:.:.x-:*:-:*x.x-x*:-:*:*x*:*:tt:ra^ Landfill Squabble Continues ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_^___^^_____ izSS^iii^^^^-ili^*'-' 1 ADMINISTERS OATH-Mrs. Barbara J. Kelly is administered her oath of office as postmaster of the Quemado Post Office by J.L. Pitre, left, San Antonio Postal Service office. She has been acting postmaster since Nov. 17, 1967; she succeeds Mrs. H.H. Gathings, who retired at that time. Mrs. Kelly Sworn As Quemado Postmaster QUEMADO—Mrs. Barbara J. Kelly has assumed her duties as postmaster of the Quemado Post Office, her commission effective as of April 3. She was administer the oath of office Tuesday by J.L. Pitre of San Antonio, Postal Service officer. Mrs. Kelly has been serving as acting postmaster since Nov. 17,1967. . She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.R^aJones of Quemado and Laredo. A native of Eagle Pass, she has spent most of her life in Quemado Valley. She was a Around Town member of the 1953 graduating class of Eagle Pass High School. Her husband is Deputy Sheriff Travis Kelly. The family, which include their children, Terry Kelly, 17, and Cathy, who is 13, reside in their ranch home near Quemado. • Mrs. Kelly succeeds Mrs. H.H. Gathings, who retired. The squabble over location of the city's sanitary landfill flared anew Tuesday night. Councilman Ruben Flores laid before the City Council petitions which he said contained the names of 1,400 residents of San Felipe protesting the location Of the landfill in that area. City Manager James A. Hester 'immediately took strong exception to the working of the petitions. He termed "not true statements of fact" language in the heading of the petitions which called the sanitary landfill "unsanitary, health hazards, unsightly, obnoxious, a nuisance, contamination threat . . . and a menace threatening the welfare', well-being and rights of the residents of San Felipe." "If I could be convinced that those statements are true. I'd sign that petition myself, Hester asserted. However, after arguments voiced on several previous occasions had been rehashed again, there was a significant new development signalling a possible softening of the council's previous adamant defense of the landfill location By IMA JO FLEETWQOD Judge Dismisses Dr. Sosa's Suit STORY HOUR will be held in Val Verde County Library for pre-school children with Mrs. Bob Gurjey as the narrator. The hour is held each Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the library. MRS. NOBLE MASTERS, who has been the narrator for the Story Hour each Thursday In San Felipe Neighborhood Facility, will not be here for the regular session but another narrator has prepared a program, Mrs. Bess Bradley, librarian for Val Verde County Library, said this morning. The Story Hour for pre-school children at the facility is held each Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A SOCIAL SECURITY representative will be in Del Rio Thursday morning at 9 o'clock. He will remain in his office until he completes interviews. His office is in the Federal Building. TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY, TOPS, will meet at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Hicks Ponder, yisitors are welcome. MRS. HILTON MONEYHON of Mason has been named Merit Mother of 1971 with Mrs. Stanley E. Thompson of Richmond by the Texas Committee of American Mothers, Inc. Mrs. Moneyhon has been in Girl Scout work for 20 years; she has visited Del Rio with the Arts Caravan and she is a member of the board of El Camino Girl Scout Council. She was presented the St. George Award in 1969, the highest conferred by the Roman Catholic Church for Scout Work, and the Thanks Badge in 1966, the highest names of residents in the Veterans Hospital in Kerrville. The Marine Corps here plans a trip to Kerrville Sunday and members have volunteered to take cakes or other remembrances to the local patients in the hospital. Anyone else interested in sending items to patients in the Kerrville hospital may call 775-3578 during the day or 775-7759 after 5 p.m. to register their requests. MR. AND MRS. PAT DUGAN left today for Nacogdoches, Tex., where he is a student at Stephen F. Austin University, after spending the Easter holidays visiting in Del Rio with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dugan, and other relatives. LT. AND MRS. EUGENE P. RANALLO will leave soon for Keesler Air Force Base, where he will attend personnel officer school. Lt. Ranallo graduated from Oklahoma State University in January and recently completed officer training school as a distinguished graduate. Mrs. Ranallo, the former Rosie Gomez, spent the past three months in Del Rio with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gonzalo Gomez Sr., and other relatives. FERNANDO TORRES of 609 Avenue S was awarded the prize given away Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in a fund raising project. APPRECIATION for the attendance given the Mexican supper held by the San Jose Housing Residents' Association has been expressed by officers of the association. They also thanked the many merchants who contributed supplies for A lawsuit against Val Verde Memorial Hospital by Dr. Robert Sosa has been ordered dismissed by U.S. District Judge John H. Wood Jr. The order, signed Tuesday, granted a motion by the. hospital for dismissal pursuant to the direction of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Sosa whose privilege to practice in the Val Verde decision of the hospital board and ordered the suit dismissed and a summary judgment granted. Twelve jurors were selected this morning in U.S. District Court here to hear the case of T.E. Hall Jr. charjged by the government with four counts of transporting aliens into the United States. Hall, represented by and operation. The council voted unanimously to instruct City Manager Hester to check availability of sites for a landfill within a five mile radius of the city and to report back on the cost of purchase and operation for each. The petitions presented by Flores indicated that the site for a future landfill for which the City Council had previously authorized expenditure of more than $22,000 was "unacceptable." The site purchased from B.K. Holman is outside the city limits on the southeast outskirts of the city, some half mile beyond the extent of current development. Thfe city administration had expected to begin operating the landfill there alter tne present site is used up. The landfill is presently being operated on property belonging to Jim Beauchamp. Beauchamp has made the property available to the city at no cost, since the landfill operation provides a means to level it and: improve it as a site Tor future development. City Attorney James Simmonds was asked for an opinion if Councilmen Ruben Flores and Rudy Urby could properly vote on the subject. They are both employed by the San Felipe Independent School District, which entered the original complaint regarding the landfill. Simmonds said that if Flores and Urby could in "good conscience" state that they have no more financial interest in the question than any other resident, then they should feel free to vote. NEW PORT DIRECTOR-Edwin D. Herring has assumed his duties as port director. Bureau of Customs, at Del Rio, his appointment having been effective April 8. Herring came to Del Rib in August, 1970, as supervisory inspector. (News-Herald Photo} Herring Named Port Director Hospital was suspended by the attorney Arturo Gonzalez, board of directors, claimed in faces five years imprisonment, the suit that the directors had a $2000 fine or both if denied him due process of law convicted. He has been free on in making their decision. bond since his arrest. ' The order of dismissal issued by Judge Wood stated, "that the Defendant, Board of Managers of the Val Verde Memorial Hospital, did accord to Plaintiff, Dr. Robert Sosa, procedural due process in then* determining whether or not Dr. Sosa was entitled to medical staff privileges at said hospital, and subsequently finding such privileges should not be accorded and that said procedural due process was in .accordance with the guidelines established by the Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit." The court thus affirmed the Gator Sighted In Creek Here The case of Terrell Wayne McDonald for two counts of smuggling and concealing marijuana, one count of transporting marijuana without paying transport tax and failure to register and pay special tax was dismissed on a motion of the District Attorney. However, in another companion case he was convicted of failure to appear as required and sentenced to five years. The court recommended that he serve the time at the state penitentiary at Huntsville, Texas. What was described as a 5-foot long alligator was reportedly sighted this morning by a man and his two sons who were fishing in San Felipe Creek. Antonio Hernandez told police that he and his sons, were fishing near the end of Barren Street when the huge alligator surfaced, looked around and disappeared beneath the water. Hernandez did not say if he and his fishing partners continued their fishing activities at that spot or moved to a different location. Edwin D. Herring is the new port director for tihe Bureau of Customs in Del Rio, Cleburne Maier of Houston, regional commissioner of Customs, has announced. His appointment became effective April 8. Herring came to Del Rio in August, 1970, as supervisory inspector. He succeeds John Finger Jr. in the post of port director. Finger was transferred to Fort Worth. He entered the Customs Service in Laredo in 1945 and served there for 10 years, attaining the grade of supervisor inspector. He was stationed in San Antonio for 15 years as supervisory inspector, coming to Del Rio from that city. He and Mrs. Herring reside at 109 Palo Alto in Del Rio. Mrs. Herring teaches fourth grade at Garfield Elementary School of the Del Rio Amistad Report Amistad elevation this morning was unchanged at 1063.20 with depth of the water at Amistad Dam 163.20 feet. Water storage amounted to 1,086,036 acre feet and water surface measured 26,461 acres. Downstream release was i likewise unchanged at 1,080 1 second feet Independent School District. They are the parents of two daughters, Mrs. Josephine Sullivan of Richardson, Tex., and Miss Emogene Herring, a senior student at the University of Texas in Austin. Herring was born in Colfax, La. He attended the University of Southwest Louisiana at Lafayette and served in the United States Army prior to entering the Customs Service. Broad Powers Employed WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon authorized the Office of Emergency Preparedness today to muster full federal assistance for drought stricken areas in Texas. The disaster agency notified the office of Sen. John Tower, R-Tex., that disaster relief Is being initiated with the importation of hay and grain for cattle feed- Ing in the most severely hit areas. The OEP said the authorization of disaster relief Is not.re- strlcted to the 60 counties in west and south Texas for which Gov. PrestonSmith asked a disaster declaration. The governor's request, OEP reported, was rejected in favor of the broader authorization. Sentences Meted Out by U.S. Judge In court action Tuesday with Judge John H. Wood Jr. of San Antonio presiding, James Myron Willoughby was sentenced to three years and the sentence suspended. He was 'also given a five year probated term with supervision for failufWib register and pay special taxes. Jose Enrique Olvera-Valverde was handed a five year probated sentence on two counts of transporting aliens. Harold Kenneth Coleman, Richard ''Rei'd Craven "and Albert Lynn Shields were ordered committed to the Attorney General under the Youth Correction Act upon their conviction of failure to register and pay special taxes. A three year suspended sentence plus a five year probationary term was given to Amadb Ortega-Cervantes on a two count indictment for and concealing count or smuggling marijuana and one failure to register and pay special tax. MRGDC Council Meets Tonight \ SS & i^SLSt »'= KWgE sisiffi.**™ in Girl Scouting. Her other i»ven to Mayor Alfredo have been Woman awards have been Woman of the Year and Outstanding Citizens Award of Fort Bend County. She is well known in local Girl Scout circles. ST. JOSEPH'S /Catholic Youth Organization will hold an important meeting tonight at 7:30 o'clock in the Parish Hall. Final plans for the picnic will be discussed, Victor Gutierrez for his interest in the project. Mrs. Olivia Vasquez is president of the association with Mrs. Ana Ward as vice-president and Mrs. Paula F. Patino is the secretary-treasurer. Other such projects are planned, the officers said. JERRY BAIN, a/ senior student at thf University of viuvur Texas at Arlirtgton, spent the Garcia, the sponsor/ said tfils- Easter holidays visiting in Del morning. He ifanxlous to have R^wlth^Fgft Mr^nd of Tau Beta Pi, national engineering honor society, and the members interest parents in the picnic. The full council membership of the Middle Rio Grande Development Council is due to meet this evening in Carrizo Springs for what promises to be a lengthy and detailed planning discussion involving a multitude of projects covering the nine-county MRGDC area. Dr. Alfredo Gutierrez, mayor of Del Rio and council president, will chair the meeting. Mayors, county judges, at large members and representatives^ of several hospital, school and water districts are expected for the session which will be conducted in the City Service Center. Scheduled for review are five Eagle Pass projects for which applications have been submitted to federal agencies for funding through the MRGDC. A water and sewer system improvement project, construction of a police department building, management consulting assistance for the police department, the 'second year funding for the narcotics and detective bureau and ..the establishment of a youth services bureau will head the list of projects to be presented by Model Cities Planner Tom Kohler of Eagle Pass. Assistant Executive Director and Regional Planner for the MRGDC Joe Mills said that a report from the .National Service to Regional Councils of which the MRGDC is a member will also be made plus the staff insurance committee report. The budget committee report will be made, "at which time we will work on the budget to get a work program and budget together to get it approved for the coming year," said Mills. "We will also do some work on administrative policies and procedures." At -the conclusion of the meeting there will be either nominations for next year's officers or the appointment of a nominating committee in preparation for the annual- meeting in May in which officers will be selected, according to Mills. Tony Rose Heads Bracket! Board Et G H f /H A V E RESPONDED to the call for , is a candidate for his degree next January. , CIRCUS DAY i IN DEL RIO-Thts row of elephants enjoy a County/fairgrounds for performances this afternoon and tonight, pre-performance snack as the Carson and Barnes Circus, which (News-Herald Photo) . arrived in Dei Rio this morning, setf up; shop at.the Val Verde, '_ t . Special to the News-Herald B R AC K ETT VILLE-Three new members of the Brackett Independent School District board of trustees were-sworn into office Tuesday by Mrs. Emma Swain, longtime secretary of Brackettville High School. Seated on the board were 1 Mrs. Carol Salladay, William xMlears and Fred Buscher who were elected earlier this month. Elected by the board to serve -as president was A.G. "Tony" Rose, Aubrey Haynes was elected vice-president and Mrs. Joe York Jr. secretary. Those six members - plus incumbent Tully Pratt comprise the full board for the district. Weather DEL RIO AND VICINITY: Cloudy to partly cloudy tonight through Thursday; copier this afternoon and tonight, warmer Thursday. , Low tonight near 60; high Thursday in the low 80s. Winds from the southeast at 5 to 15 miles per hour. Maximum temperature Tuesday, 85; . minimum 59. Minimum temperature this morning, 64. Time of sunset, 7:09 p.m.; time of sunrise, 6:18 a.m. '
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