Del Rio News Herald from Del Rio, Texas on April 23, 1971 · Page 1
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Del Rio, Texas
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Friday, April 23, 1971
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'! I r 1 DEL Rio NEWS-HERALL ; /L?! cnrr,? ,,, c> " ^ ,v. -i j Q 3 6 . C/1LL/15, TCX. 75235 44th YEAR NUMBER 30 Phone 775-3531 DEL RIO, TEXAS 78840, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, April 23, 1971 10cCOPY EIGHT PAGES TODAY Bank Deposits Here . _ V Set All-Time Record EMPLOYERS-EMPLOYES BANQUET-Lino S. Hernandez, president of the Del Rio High School Distributive Education Club, is one of the vocational club leaders recognizing firms assisting in the training programs at the school. Approximately 250 students, teachers, businessmen and guests attended the annual Employers-Employes Banquet at the Civic Center Thursday night. Casey Roberts was master of ceremonies, Cindy Hutto gave the invocation and Billy Oostel introduced H.W. Monzingo, guest speaker. Joining Hernandez in recognizing firms were Norma Soza, VOE, and Dora Cantu ICT president. Hernandez is employed in the News-Herald circulation department as a district manager as part of his vocational training. FILMING STARTS MAY 3 Alamo Village Set For New Western BRACKETTVILLE-A movie crew will move into J.T. "Happy" Shahan's Alamo Village here Monday, May 8, to begin filming a western "shoot'em up" entitled "Shootout at Deephole.' 1 But this will be a highly unique production, marking a first not only for Alamo Village, but perhaps for the industry as well. This is because "Shootout at Deephole" is expected never to be shown at a public movie theater or on a television screen. Its exclusive audience will be made up of employes of Dresser Industries, a large oil field servicing firm based in Houston. Dresser commissioned MFC Film Production Co. of Houston to film the picture for use in a program to build company espirit de corps. Frank Dodds of Houston, who will direct the film for MFC and Shahan announced SP and Santq Fe Freights Collide NAVASOTA, Tex. (AP) Two freight trains collided today at an intersection of Southern Pacific and Santa Fe lines today. Southern Pacific division headquarters in Houston reported no injuries. Any derailments and other details were not at once available. Around Town By IMA JO FLEETWOOD AMERICAN COLLEGE TESTS will be given Saturday at San Felipe High School in Rooms 20 and 21 at 7:45 a.m. Mrs. Marie Keller, who will conduct the tests, said those taking theexaminationsshould /bring their admission blanks properly filled out and two soft lead No. 2 pencils with good erasers. She urges them to be on time and notes that the gate on the Water Street side of the school will be open. JAMES DEWEY AND KATHY CONNOLLY of Houston are the parents of a son, born in the Herrmann Hospital in Houston Monday. The baby weighed, 5 pounds and. 2. ounches and has been named James Morris Connolly. He is the grandson of James and Dixie Connolly of Del Rio. and of Mr. and Mrs. Morris J. Washatka of Destin, Fta.He is the great-grandson of Mrs. C.M. Beavers of Del Rio. His father teaches data processing in Houston. TARS will hold a meeting at 6:30 o'clock tonight in the San Felipe Neighborhood Facility. Plans for May activities of the organization will be laid at tonight's meeting. DEL RIO MARINES will meet tonight at ft 30 o'clock in the ..United Civic Organization Hall. "Officers urge all members to be present for the session, which they term highly important. , MR. AND MRS. DAVID (TINKER) DANIELS are the parents of a daughter, born Thursday in Rosalind Hospital in Houston. The little girl weighed 8 pounds and 13 ounces and has been named Angela Grace Daniels. She has a brother, David. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. B.R. (Preacher) Daniels of Del Rio and Mr. and Mrs. Ken Broadway of Houston. TWENTY-SIX attended the hamburger and ice cream supper for the Senior Citizens Thursday night in the John Rowland - Recreation Center. The affair was so successful that a covered dish supper is planned for next Thursday at 6:30 p.m. A DANCE sponsored by the San Felipe High School Student Council will be held May 14 in the Del Rio Civic Center from 8 p.m. to 12 o'clock midnight with tickets available from members. Stone Heaven and Rainbow Hill will. be the groups providing music for the dance. Tickets purchased in advance are $2 per person and will be $2.50 at the door on the night of the dance. THE DEL RIO YOUTH CENTER will hold a barbecue May 8 at the Center with food served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The meal may be eaten there or taken out. Homemade desserts will be featured. Tickets for adults are' available •team any Youth • /Center member, whether junior high or high school-and tjckets for children and adults will be sold at the door. A talent show and dance is also planned for the occasion. / " i completion of an agreement today for filming of the show at Alamo Village. Except for a brief scene at Dresser in Houston the entire 30-minute film will be shot at Alamo Village, which has been the scene of a multitude of productions ranging from Faubacher beer commercials to such epics as "The Alamo." "Shootout at Deephole" will be a 100 per cent western, with no interruptions for commercials or anything like that," said director Dodds. It will have 15 or 16 speaking parts and filming will take a week. Lead actors will be brought in from Los Angeles and Houston, but some Brackettville actors will be used including Shahan and his ranch foreman, Leo Holland, the director said. Producer of the film will be MFC President Michael F. Cusack of Houston. . MFC is a Houston firm which has filmed TV sequences, industrial films and documentaries since 1967. "This is our first western," Dodds stated. City Meeting Called Funds in Banks Top $34 Miff ion Deposits in Del Rio's two banks have skyrocketed to an all-time record high, figures released today in response to calls for statements of condition as of Tuesday, April 20. Funds on deposit in the two banks as of close of business on April 20 totaled $34.226,236.44. This was s whopping $7,224,114.47 increase over the past year. At the comparable call on April 30 of last year, deposits in Del Rio banks totaled $27,198,509.17. The previous deposit record .was set at the Dec, 31, 1970 bank call a quarter ago. At that time, Del Rio deposits were listed at $31,607,101.34. Since then, they have climbed $2,815,522.30. Bankers credited the "phenominal" growth of tourism and resulting growth of the city as a major factor in the healthy economic picture reflected in the record deposits. The bankers also noted that wool and mohair incentives have been received, Laughlin Air Force Base personnel and government employes have received pay increases, and there has been a loosening of money by the government. S.W. Cauthorn, president of the Del Rio Bank and Trust Co., estimated that wool and mohair incentive payments for Val Verde and Kinney Counties totaled $1,600,000. Bob Combs, vice-president and cashier of the Del Rio National Bank, noting the factors mentioned above, said, "There is more money in town." D.A. Harrington Jr., vice-president of the Del Rio National Bank and Glvn DAYLIGHT TIME Stewart, senior vice-president of the Del Rio Bank and Trust Co., said that deposits are continuing to grow at a steady rate, reflecting the growth of Del Rio's economy. Resources of the two banks as of April 20, 1971 were $38,117,252.89, up $7,292,176.49 from the $30,825,076.44 reported a year ago. Resources also showed a $2,696,645.50 increase over the $35,420,607.39 reported a quarter ago at year's end. Loans as of April 20, 1971 were $18,322,582.42, up $874,700.70 over a year ago but down $1,291,812.33 over year's end. Del Rio National Bank reported resources of $20,049,387.19 with deposits $17,946,729.87 and loans of $8,991,359.56 as of April 20. The report from the same bank April 30, 1970, showed resources of $16,287,277.07, deposits of $14,279,767.59 and loans of $8,884,274.81. Del Rio National's Dec. 31, 1970 report showed resources of $18,889,705.27, deposits of $16,699,264.83 and loans of $10,117,842.94. The Del Rio Bank and. Trust Co. reported resources of $18,067,865.70 as of April 20, 1971; deposits $16,279,506.57 and loans of $9,331,222.96. The same bank, on April 30. 1970, reported resources of $14,537,799.33,' deposits of $12,918,741.58 and loans of $8,563,606.91. The Dec. 31, 1970, report of the Del Rio Bank and Trust Co. showed resources of $16,530,902.12, deposits of $14,907,836.51 and loans of $9,496,552.01. (See DEPOSITS, Page 8) HOW TO SLICE THE PIE is the problem faced by Kinney County officials as they met today to discuss redrawing commissioners precinct boundaries. Here Kinney County Judge Tommy Seargeant explains suggestednewcounty precinct lines within the City of Brackettville. (News-Herald Photo} Kinney Studies Redrawing Lines Clocks to Move Forward Sunday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It's almost time to spring forward again—for watches, clocks and other timekeepers. A11 clocks in the 46 states are to be pushed forward .Sunday one hour for Daylight Savings Time. Michigan and Hawaii will ignore it, as will small pockets of Arizona and Indiana. The Federal Uniform Time Act of 1966 provides that all states observe DST from 2 a.m. the last Sunday of April until 2 a.m. the last Sunday of October. The law also permits a state legislature to exempt the state. Hawaii, Michigan, Indiana and Arizona have taken advantage of that provision. Twelve counties in Indiana, however, will switch from Central Standard Time to Central Daylight Timetobring the state's clocks to the same hoar. The rest of therstate will remain on Eastern Standard Time. . Iri Arizona, the huge Navajo Indian reservation will go to Daylight time, while the Hopi reservation—within the Navajo reservation—will remain on Standard time as will the rest of the state. Georgia has no legitimate exceptions to the Uniform Time law, but state Rep. Dorsey Matthews of Moultrie has refused to recognize Daylight Savings. He claims it's "Un- Godly" and was designed for the benefit of airlines and golf- Ing playboys. BRACKETTVILLE-Equal r e a fTp ortionment of commissioners precinct boundaries was being faced by the Kinney County Commissioners Court today. The meeting, held in the District Court Room this morning saw a record turn out of spectators and interested citizens who were given the opportunity to voice their opinions prior to the court convening. The problem faced by commissioners boils down .to the redivision of the City of Brackettville, where the core of the Kinney population is situated. Brackettville falls into Precinct One which belongs to Commissioner T.H. Glover. Glover indicates that he is not pleased with the present precinct boundary lines because his precinct comprises nearly 1,600 residents and his budget for operating and maintaining the precinct is only $500 a year more than the other three precincts which are sparsely populated. In addition to that factor; Glover says that he has almost as ' Purchase of a fire station site and of a paving machine are on the agenda For the special meeting of-the City Council of Del Rio Monday night at 7:30 o'clock in the Municipal Building. City Manager James Hester said city officials and members of the street department visited Crystal City to see the paving machine, called a slury seal machine, in operation. A site for the proposed new Central Fire Station will also .be discussed at the special meeting Monday night. Weather DEL RIO AND VICINITY: Fair through Saturday with mild afternoons and cooler tonight. Minimum temperature tonight near 50 degrees. Maximum temperature Saturday in the high 80s. Winds from the northwest at 10 to 20'" miles per hour shifting to the southeast at 8 to 18 miles per, hour Saturday. Maximum/ ' temperature Thursday , 92; minimum temperature, 64. Minimum temperature this morning, 57. Relative humidity at noon today 25 per cent. Time of sunset, 7:15 p.m.; time of sunrise, 6;08 a.m. many miles of county road to maintain as the three other commissioners. A map dividing the City of Brackettville into four parts was presented by Mrs. Jackie Williams, who has been employed by the court to compile precinct statistics. The map divided the city into four precincts based on potential eligible voters including 18-year-old voters should they become eligible to vote in Texas. The figures included on the map indicated a potential of 831 voters within the city proper. That represents about one half of the population of precinct one. Opposed to the re districting of the precincts to include an equal portion of Brackettville, are rural landowners who do not want to be burdened with increased taxes due to the inclusion of the populous city. However, • the opposition voiced in today's meeting was considered mild because as one landowner stated, "We are going to have to do it someday, it might as welt be now." Commissioner Lloyd, Davis told the court that he had talked with a member of the Attorney General's office and was told that redistricting had to be accomplished on the basis of population and not on eligible or registered voters. Under current district boundaries, Glover says that he has nearly 600 voters in Precinct One while one other precinct has 18 and another only 35. Glover is considered the strong advocate of .the redistricting and is joined by Arthur Achwandner, longtime Kinney County resident who has taken a leadership role in the reapportionment move. One recommendation made by a city official in attendance was that the court appoint a redistricting committee to study new boundaries and make recommendations to the court. However, that suggestion was rebated with one from another citizen who stated that the Commissioners Court was just as capable of setting the new lines as a committee would be. No specific action was taken on either suggestion. County Judge Tommy Seargeant indicated that the problem would not be solved today and there was a further indication that commissioners and the City Council would meet soon to discuss the redistricting issue. Rabid Skunk Found Here NCO OF YEAR— T, Sgt. Robert Barreau, third from left, has been named non-commissioned officer of the year at Laughlin Air Force Base. At a ceremony in the Council Chamber of the Municipal Building, he was made an honorary alcalde and recognized with Sgt. Mark Nelson, left, Mayor Alfredo Gutierrez, Sgt; Barreau, T. Sgt. James Mabe; Jack Dertton and'f . Sgt. Theron Merchant in attendance. (News-Herald Photo) A skunk killed in the 900 block of East First Street Tuesday has been found rabid, laboratory reports from the Texas State Health Department at Austin informed Dr. Ellen C. Vogel, medical director of the Southwestern Health District today. The skunk was killed by a resident of that area after it entered a yard and attempted to attack both the family cat and dog. After killing the animal, the householder called Aurelio Laing Sr., city and county sanitarian, who picked up the dead skunk and sent its head to Austjn for examination. Physicians warn that all pets should be inoculated against rabies and that all stray and wild animals should be avoided. Veterinarians warn that rabies may be transmitted by a scratch from a cat or dog with the disease; if the animal licks dts paw, rabies may be transmitted. If a victim is bitten or scratched, the victim should pen up the animal or be able to identify it because it is essential that the animal be held for observation. The injured area should be washed and scrubbed with soap and water and medical advice should be sought immediately, physicians warn. • Amistad Report Amistad elevation this morning was stillunchangedat 1063.71. Depth of the water at Amistad Darn was 163.71 feet and water storage amounted to 1,099,606 acre feet. Water surface measured 26,756 acres. Downstream release was 1,100 second feet.

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