Del Rio News Herald from Del Rio, Texas on April 20, 1971 · Page 1
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Del Rio, Texas
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Tuesday, April 20, 1971
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DEL RIO NEWS-HERALL M! c ;"•'.' r n '. u ,7 r t. L .1 ^ , 1 L A 44th YEAR NUMBER 27 Phone 775-3531 DEL RIO, TEXAS 78840. TUESDAY AFTERNOON. April 20, 1971 TEN PAGES TODAY Supreme Court Okays Court-Ordered Busing Amistad Report Amistad elevation this morning was 1063.71, an increase of .07 over Monday. Water depth at Amistad Dam was 163.71 feet, an increase of ,07. Water storage this morning amounted to 1,099,606 acre feet, an increase of 1,871 acre feet. Water surface measured 26,767 acres, an increase of 37 acres.' Downstream release was unchanged at 1,100 second feet. Racial Ratios Not Required SUCCUMBS-Charles N. Daniel; 78-year-old'retired"printer and businessman, died this morning after 10 o'clock in a local hospital. Rites are pending. (News-Heratd Photo) Charles N. Daniel Dies Charles N. Daniel, 78-year-old retired businessman and printer, died shortly after 10 o'clock this morning in a local hospital. He had been hospitalized earlier ,but apparently was feeling well until this morning, when he was taken to the hospital. Christian Science services will be held but arrangements had not been made at noon today at the Doran Funeral Home pending the arrival of relatives. Daniel was born Dec. 15, 1892. and came to Del Rio in 1904. He attended the local schools and was associated with the Herald Printing Co.. going to work there, as a boy. He owned and operated the . plant at 108 W.' Greenwood St., until about 10 years ago. when he sold the business to ' his son-in-law and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. . Edward 1 Hollingsworth. With Mrs. Daniel, he made his home at 509 E, 2nd St. He was a member of the Rotary Club, which he served in the past as president, and was a long-time member of the San Felipe Country Club as an ardent golfer. He played golf until his recent illness. He was also a hunter and was a member of a group that hunted in the Marfa area; he was included in the group last fall for the hunt. Daniel served as a city commissioner and was a member of the Del Rio Water Board from the time it was organized in 1949 until it was dissolved several years ago. Survivors include his widow. Mrs. Leona Garrett Daniel; two daughters, Mrs. Roy Long of 'Shidler, Okla.. and Mrs. Edward Hollingsworth of Del Rio; a sister, Mrs. Richard Harris of San Antonio; four grandchildren, Scott Supowit of Denton, Mark Long of Shidler, Okla., Julieanne Hollingsworth and Jody Abb Hollingsworth of Del Rio; Miss Hollingsworth is attending Texas A&M University at College Station. WASHINGTON (AP) - A unanimous Supreme Court held today federal courts may order busing of public school children as a means of desegregating schools. "Desegregation plans cannot be limited to the walk-in school," said Chief Justice Warren E. Burger in announcing the most important ruling of the term. At the same time, the court held fixed racial ratios are not required in all the schools of a community. As Burger said: "The constitutional command to desegregate schools does not mean that every school in every community must always reflect the racial composition of the school system as a whole." However,the court ruled valid the use of a white-black ratio system for schools in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. "The very limited use of mathematical ratios was within the equitable remedial discretion of the district court," said the chief justice. ( In all respects the court was unanimous as it ruled on school cases from Mobile County, Ala., and Clarke County, Ga., as well as the Charlotte case. Burger delivered all five opinions, taking command as his predecessor, Earl Warren, did when the court in 1954 first declared segregation of public school students for racial -reasons was unconstitutional. The White House had no specific, immediate reaction to the decision except for word from press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler that the ruling will be considered fully. He said there had been on opportunity even to read it by the time newsmen werepressinghim for reaction. Among the court's findings was that the North Carolina an- tibusing law is unconstitutional because it prevents implementation of desegregation plans. The law forbade assignment of students on account of race or for the purpose of creating ra- ,cial balance. Additionally, it I prohibited "involuntary "busing as well as the use of public funds for such busing. Reaction came swiftly from communities directly involved in the ruling. Julius L. Chambers, a young Negro lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, who has been the principal combatant for the Negroes in North Carolina, said, "I think it's great ... it's all we asked for." But William H. Booe, an attorney elected to the school board on a strongly antibusing slate, called the ruling a "sad day for America," Booe.predicted the court's ruling would hasten the flight from public schools by parents who send their children to private schools rather than allow them to attend the newly integrated public schools. A dozen private schools have sprung up in Charlotte during the last year, several in church building . "In m judgment, his decision is goinr to mark the beginning of the do nfall of pudlic education," Booe said. The Clarke County, Ga., superintendent of education, Dr, Charles McDaniel, said he believes educators will, at last, know What is expected of them because of the Supreme Court's decision olding that busing of school children may be used as a means of desegregation. "I am extremely happy that the Supreme Court has finally made a decision on this matter, so that all of us in education will know what is expected of us." McDaniel said. Said Burger; "If a state-imposed limitation on a school authority's discretion operates to inhibit or obstruct operation of a unitary school system or impede the disestablishing of a dual school system, it must fall; state policy must give way when it operates to hinder vin- d i c a t L o n of federal constitutional guarantees." The courtroom was packed, as usual. Spectators included springtime tourists who listened impassively to Burger's 15-minute announcement of the rulings. All nine members of the court were on the bench. Five of their clerks stood in a side passageway listening intently to the momentous rulings. As if to train a special light on the rulings the court announced no others. The justices proceeded immediately to the hearing of a draft case involving a Danish citizen. Burger, in announcing the school decision, said, "Our objective remains what it was May 17, 1954—to eliminate state-imposed segregation." He said "at no time has the court deviated" from this objective. The rulings contrasted, in a way, with the court's gradual shift to the right and its steady revision of Warren court rulings In the two years Burger has been chief justice. In the school cases, as in Negro and women employment rulings earlier this term, the court continued the course set under Warren. t SPANISH CURRICULA DEVELOPMENT was the topic of a workshop today at the San Felipe Neighborhood Facility. Discussing the project are, left to right, Mrs. Lucia Ybarra Sloane, staff consultant, Miami, Fla., RJ. Waddell, project co-director; Orelia Garcia Meier, staff consultant, Miami, Fla., J.B. Pena, project co-director; Graciela Cuellar, Lamar School; and Irma Perez, Sam Houston School. (News-Herald Photo) Gov. Smith Meets Mexico Ag Leaders By GARY GARRISON Associated Press Writer EDINBURG, Tex. (AP)-Gov. Preston Smith stressed the importance of the friendly relationship between Texas and Mexico in agricultural matters at a meeting of agricultural leaders from both sides of the Rio Grande here Monday. Gov. Smith and Texas Agriculture Commissioner John White met with a group of Mexican government officials and agriculture leaders at a dinner sponsored by the Southwest Ani- mar Health Research Foundation andtbe Texas Milk Producers Association. Those attendine from Mexico included Under Secretary of Ag- —.-.- riculture Ramon Telleache and/.minimum /by Under Secretary of Treasury temperature' this morning. 5d. Gustavo Petrieheli and Eloy Relatnf humiditv at noon 35 Uribe, president of the TamauJ- per cent. Time of sunset. 7.14 ipasState Cattlemen's Associa. P-m.: time of sunnse. 6:11 a.m. tion. • The Mexican delegation had earliertoured the U. S. Agriculture Department's Screwworm Eradication Laboratory at Mission. "All of us are aware that Tex- Weather DEL RIO AND VICINITY: Fair through Wednesday with mild afternoons and rather cool nights. Minimum temperature tonight in the low 50s; maximum temperature Wednesday in the mid-80s. Winds light and northerly . becoming southeasterly at 8 to 18 miles per hour. .Maximum temperature, Monday. 83; as' partnership and friendship with Mexico in agricultural matters is important," Smith said. "Our exchanges involve more than trade . . . more than exports and imports," he said. Smith said the program to eradicate screwworms in the Southwest and Mexico, which got underway in 1963, has been outstanding and has saved cattlemen in Texas millions of dollars each year. The information gathered in the battle against the livestock pest, Smith said, is freely avail- abler to Mexico. The program, which includes the creation of a barrier zone in Mexico, initially cost Texas S30 million, according to White. He said this Investment has returned $30 million per year to Texas cattlemen. In his opinion in the Char- lotte-Mecklenburgcase, Burger described segregation as an "evil" and reiterated a 1968 court decision that school authorities have an affirmative duty to eliminate racial discrimination "root and branch." "If school authorities fail in their affirmative obligations under these holdings, judicial authority may be invoked," he said. "Once a right and a violation have been shown, the scope of a district court's equitable powers to remedy past wrongs is broad, for breadth and flexibility are inherent in equitable remedies." Again, Burger said of the powers of federal judges trying to cope with recalcitrant school boards i "The task is to correct, by a balancing of the Individual and collective interests, the condition that offends the Constitution." However, he said, judges should exercise their authority "only when local authority defaults." In the Mobile case the court rejected the argument that teachers must be assigned on a "color blind" basis. Burger said federal judges may use their "equity power" to assign teachers in a way that achieves a particular degree of faculty deseeregation. Burger noted that children have been bused for a long time, 18 million or 39 per 'cent of the nation's public school c nil- dren in 1969»70, for example. He said "no rigid guidelines" for busing can be given since there are thousands of local situations, but certainly in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg/ area Judge McMillan's conclusion that busing was necessary to dismantle a dual|School system is supported by the record. Curricula Workshop Underway A curricula workshop is being carried out today at the San Felipe Neighborhood Facility as a cooperative effort of the public schools in Del Rio and the Spanish Curricula Development Center of Dade County Public Schools, Miami, Fla. The purpose of the workshop is to provide prospective teachers who will be using Spanish Curricula Development Center materials inservice training, prior to its implementation during the coming school year. The Spanish Curricula Development Center, was established for the purpose of creating primary bloc Spanish curricula to support Spanish-English bilingual education programs. District Court Session Begins Sixty-third District Court has opened its session in Del Rio, with the first jury trial beginning today. A five-man, seven-woman jury has been selected in the 63rd District Court this morning, to hear the case against Bruno and Benito Almaguer, brothers charged with theft over $50. Jurors include Ernesto Casillas, Alicia Carranza, Georgina Figueroa, Genoveva Navarro, Cecilia Z. Sanchez, Mrs. Jewel Hunnicutt, Dorothy K. Roach, Thomas H. Taylor, Enrique Guerra, Willie Maldonado, Oscar Luis Rizo and Ernestina Cerda. The two brothers are charged with stealing a stereo tape deck from a car which they had broken into on June 6, 1970. They are charged in a separate count with breaking and entering the car but will face only the theft charge in the trial now underway. District Judge George M. Thurmond excused the remainder of the 86-member jury panel until Thursday morning. The Almaguer brothers, both of Del Rio, are represented in the case by Attorney Mike Gonsalez. District Attorney John Pettit is prosecuting for the state. Around Town By IMA JO FLEETWOOD Customs Requests Search Authority WASHINGTON (AP) - If the Treasury Department succeeds in a request made Monday of theU. S.SupremeCourttravel- ers crossing the Mexican and Canadian borders in either direction may be forced to strip their clothing to satisfy suspicious border guards. Authority to force travelers to disrobe was denied border guards last year when a San Francisco federal court ruled the applicable laws unconstitu- tionaL The authority to search an individual on the "mere suspicion" of concealed narcotics or other contraband was last affirmed in 1866 by Congress. The law had been held unconstitutional last year in the case of a woman convicted of smug- glingtwo ounces of heroin from Mexico in her panties. Treasury Department c ounsel Samuep R. Pierce said a customs inspector, before ordering anyone to undress, should be able toartidulate his suspicions. But, he said, ' mere intuition based on experience" is legally sufficient to justify such an order. room so their clothing could be checked by a woman guard. The heroin and some tranquilizer were found in Miss Johnson's underpanties. No contraband was found in the other woman's clothing. Miss Johnson was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison, ? Last March the U. S. Circuit Court in San Francisco ruled 2 to 1 that inspectors cannot order strip searches unless they have "realsuspicions"— that is reasons they could articulate. Pierce said this is more than Congress has required since 1789 when it authorized the search of vessels 'arriving in American ports. Second, "he said, the justice should consider "the great pub- lie need to stop the huge inflow of contraband particularly narcotics." Pressing him for a definition of "suspicion," Justice Thurgood Marshall asked if "shifty eyes "war rant a search. Justice William 0. Douglas asked whether guards depend on mental telepathy. The case concerns Sandra Denise Johnson, 27, a drycleaning store clerk in Los Angeles. In 1968 she and a woman companion were stopped at the SaiHfsi- dro.Calif., customs station and, told to undress In a windo*wless In response. Pierce said they callontheir "longexperience of looking at millions and millions of people." He agreed with Justice Potter Stewart's definition of mere suspicion—mere intui- \tion based on expedience. ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE to the Prayer Breakfast planned for Wednesday morning in the San Felipe Country Club has pleased the sponsoring organization, the Larger Circle. Reservations have been closed and no more can be taken to insure prompt sen-ice Wednesday morning^ making it possible for everyone to attend the 6:45 a.m. affair and still be at work on time. PLATO'S Phaedrus is the discussion selection tonight for the Great Books Discussion Group. The group will meet in Val Verde County Library at 7:30 p.m. with Barbara Murrah and Ernest L. Worley Jr. as the group leaders. SEVENTY-SIX CHILDREN who reside" at the San Jose Housing Project were treated to an Easter party by the San Jose Housing Project 'Residents Association. Each child received a basket, made possible through funds raised by the association's Mexican supper. TEXAS AGGIES will hold their annual Muster Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock in the Del Rio Civic Center with Joe Parks Brown chairman for the affair. LITTLE LEAGUE MOTHERS AUXILIARY of Laughlin Air Force Base will meet tonight at 7 o'clock in the Youth Center at the base. Coaches and fathers have been invited to attend the meeting and beep me acquainted. Plans will be laid for opening day May 1. Approximately 100 \boys are involved in the program, which includes eight teams in the minors and majors. SAN FELIPE SENIOR PARENTS organized Monday night with Mrs. Irrna Urby the president, Mrs. Amanda Trevino, secretary, Mrs. Antonia Santos, treasurer, and Jesus Trevino, reporter. The second meeting will be held Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of San Felipe High School. THE AMISTAD KENNEL CLUB will hold a meeting tonight at 8 o'clock in the Del Rio Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Herman Rathke, local veterinarian, will be the speaker, Officers of the -club said visitors are welcome. THE IRIS CLUB will hold a special meeting tonight at 7:30 o'clock in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Tones, MR. AND MRS. J.R. PHILPOTT of Del Rio are spending two weeks at Study Butte, in the Big Bend. They are operating a store for friends for the two-week period the Study Butte residents will be. away. TRANSATLANTIC BRIDES and Parents Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. April 26 in the Sen-ice Club at Laughlin Air Force Base. All women of British nationality are welcome, those planning the meeting said. Additional information is available from Mrs. William J. Hume. 775-7951. THE NORTH AMERICAN Benefit Association planned to send several members to the rally in San Ahton'ro April 26 and" 27, making their plans at a meeting in .the home of Mrs. Charles Roe. The rally will be state-wide. Bill Hamson was awarded the reel given away by the association. v / THE ADULT COUNCIL for the Del Rio Youth Center will hold a, meeting of all chairmen and officers tonight at 7:30 o'clock in the Youth Center. Plans are being made .for the annual barbecue May 8 to raise money for the center. J y

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