Del Rio News Herald from Del Rio, Texas on April 26, 1971 · Page 8
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Del Rio News Herald from Del Rio, Texas · Page 8

Del Rio, Texas
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Monday, April 26, 1971
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8/-DEL RIO (TEXAS) NEWS-HERALD, Monday, April 26, 1971 EFFECTIVE MAY I MinorChangesDue In Rail Schedules "Amtrak," the National Railroad Passenger Corporation formerly called "Railpax" has issued the first national railroad system timetable in the history of United States transportation. The timetable containing schedules for 186 passenger trains operating between 335 cities and towns is expected to be available in Del Rio within the next few days. Minor changes will be made in scheduled arrival and departure times in Del Rio effective May 1, when "Amtrak" begins operating the passenger trains. Train No. 1, the westbound "Sunset" will leave Del Rio at 5:56 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays instead of the present 4:56 am. departure time. The schedule calls for No. 1 to leave New Orleans on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m., leaving Houston at 9:50 p.m., San Antonio at 2:35 a.m. The train will be in Sanderson at 8:35 a.m., Alpine at 10:25 a.m," It will leave El Paso at 2:35 p.m. Mountain Time and arrive in Los Angeles at 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time the next morning. Train No. 2, the eastbound "Sunset" will depart Del Rio at 3:40 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays instead of 3:59 a.m. under the present schedule. The train will leave Los Angeles Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 10 p.m. It will leave El Paso at 6:55 p.m. Mountain Time the next day, Alpine at 10:50 p.m. Central Time, Sanderson at 12:40 a.m., Del Rio at 3:40 a.m., San Antonio at 7:35 a.m., Houston at 12 noon and will arrive in New Orleans at 8 p.m. The Sunsets will carry through sleepers with roomettes and double bedrooms between New York and Los Angeles. Coaches, diner and lounge will run between New Orleans and Los Angeles.. Pocket-sized, with a red, white and blue cover, the new timetable specifies routes, station stops, train frequencies, arrival and departure times at stations for 29 major railroads and route segments in the national rail network. New trains and improved services listed in the timetable are: an increase, in Metroliner service between New York and Washington, D.C., from seven to nine trains daily; a new "through" train from Seattle to San Diego; and a "through" train from New York to Kansas City. In a letter accompanying the timetable"; David W. Kendall, board chairman of "Amtrak" a quasi-public agency established by Congress, noted that it provides a solid base upon which to build and expand the scope of intercity passenger service. "This new system can and will succeed because it unifies for the first time the operation and promotion of the nation's rail passenger service," Kendall stated. More than 50,000 copies of the national system timetable will be available at "Amtrak" stations prior to the May 1 take-over day. Copies are being distributed to reservation, sales and on-train personnel of the 15 railroads which will be operating trains for "Amtrak." Meanwhile, each participating railroad will also make available smaller local schedules covering the trains and routes which it will operate for "Amtrak." Although this is the first time a national railroad schedule has been used in the United States, the concept is currently utilized by the various U.S. airlines. It is also used by railroads in countries like Canada and France which operate nationwide systems. Lulu Indicted On Drugs" Charge DALLAS (AP) - Lulu, the hefty performer on the "Hee Haw"television series, was indicted today on a charge of possession of narcotics. Under her name of Bertha Louise Roman, she was arrested March 18 when officers raided her Dallas apartment. Miss Roman, 24, was released from custody on a writ of habeas corpus shortly after the arrest and later posted $3,500 bond. Express Workers / End Strike Today FAREWELL PARTY-B. Charles Matteson, left, is bade farewell by William X Chambers, officer in charge, United States Immigration Service, at the International Bridge at a party for immigration personnel and friends of Matteson. He is being transferred to Atlanta, Ga. (News-Herald Photo) Matteson Transferred NEW YORK (AP) - Striking REA Express workers returned Police Identify Body of Woman SAN ANTONIO CAP) - Officers identified today the mini- skirted body of a woman found south of San Antonio Sunday as Mrs. Mary Vela, 35. Officers said her daughter made positive identification. They said the daughter told sheriff's deputies her mother left their home about 9 p.m. Saturday, An 8-year-old boy found the body in a ditch. A preliminary autopsy showed the woman had been dead 12 to 14 hours when found, placing time of death' about midnight Saturday, She was fully clothed and a medical examiner said she had not been sexually assaulted. to work across the nation today as negotiations resumed here to end a dispute with the company concerning truck routes. The strike started April 19 in New York after REA announced it would institute 17 hew highway runs. The walkout spread to include the 3,375 REA offices and customer service centers in all 50 states. REA claimed Friday it had obtained a court order from U.S. Dlst. Court in Atlanta ordering the men back to work. C.L. Dennis, president of the Brotherhood of Railway and Airline CJerks.said. the order was amended Saturday to leave all truck route assignments as they were before the 17 new , routes were started. RE A, a small-shipments common carrier, employes 15,000 members of me BRAG. The union had charged that REA tried to change the truck routes "without regard for the needs of the men," and that the company tried to slash wages as much as $1 an hour in some areas. B. Charles Matteson of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, is being transferred to Atlanta, Ga., as deportation officer with the service. -• ' He has been stationed in Del Rio since March 15, 1962. Matteson started his .career with the Immigration Service San Antonio Police Hunt Slender Slayer in 1955 at Falfurrias, Tex. ' He was stationed there three years before going to Homestead, Fla. in 1959 and remained there for three years prior to coming to Del Rio. With his wife, Merle, he resides at 208 Fox Dr. in Del Rio. Both of them are natives of Georgia and have relatives residing in that state. SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A search continued late Sunday for a young, slender man wanted for questioning in a fatal shooting during Fiesta Week celebrations. The shooting erupted at Hem- isFair Plaza about six blocks away from a disturbance in which 34 persons were arrested. The two incidents were minutes apart Saturday night but were unrelated. Killed during a dance at Hem- isFair Plaza was Johnny Duque, 17. Hospitalized with wounds suffered in the shooting were two brothers, Mario and Hector Salazar, 18 and 20. The gunfire followed a jostling incident, officers said. Police said they were seeking a man about 19 or 20 years old. LIKE TO LEARN TO PLAY A GUITAR? We have some excellent guitars and small amps, that are availible at a very reasonable price. Elmo Lopez Music Center 415 S. MAIN 775-8015 JAY'S ROOFING SERVICE Emergency Repairs We roof any home and business property. Composition-Wood Shingles Commercial Work — All Types We repair ANY roof Call Day or Night 775-8847 Women's Bodies Found in Tank JACKSBORO, Tex. (AP) The bodies of two women who were beaten to death and their bodies tied and weighted and thrown into a stock pond near here were identified today as Haltom City residents. Officers said tattoos on the arms of one woman identified her as Mrs. Edith Shores. The second woman was identified by detectives of Haltom City, near Fort Worth, as Mrs, Shores' roommate, DeannCloninger, 34. Officers said Mrs. Shores was the mother of a 2V 2 -year-old child found April 16 in a parked car in Fort Worth. The date the child was found is about the time, officers estimate,'that the bodies were tossed into the stock tank 10 miles southeast of here. The father of the child said at the time the tot was found that he did not know the where- abouts of the mother, from whom he was separated. A woman fishing with her five children found one body Saturday. The second body was found Sunday when the pond was dragged for evidence. Sheriff Humbert Jackson said today that the pond .later was drained but no further evidence was discovered. Both bodies had been tied with wire and weighted with auto parts and stones. A bloodstained patch of grass and weeds was found Sunday by Jack County sheriff's officers. The stains were near a dirt road that led to the tank. Sheriff Jackson estimated the bodies had been in the water about a week. The bodies were taken to the Wichita County Hospital for autopsies, Jacksboro is about 65 miles south of Wichita Falls. Give mom a ringing sensation. Now is the time to give mom a little of what she's always given you. An easier life. For years she's been running the house. Literally, that is. Running to toddling toddlers and to ringing phones. For Mother's Day you can solve one of her moving problems with a- gift extension. She can have it located conveniently so that when it rings, it'll be a pleasure to her ears and a relief to-her feet. GEHERAL TELEPHORE DEATHS Mrs. Juan Gonzalez Funeral Set Tuesday Mrs. Mercedes Pequeno Gonzalez, 59-year-old wife of Juan Gonzalez, died Sunday night in a local hospital. Rites will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Doran Chapel with the Rev. Santiago Garcia Jr., pastor of Mission Bautista, officiating. Burial will be made in San Felipe Cerrtetery under the direction of the Doran Funeral Home. Mrs. Gonzalez resided at 306 W. Martin St. She was born Sept. 24, 1912, in Marathon, Tex., and had resided in Del Rio since she was 5 years of age. Survivors , include her husband, Juan Gonzalez; a son, Juan P. Lopez; daughters.Mrs. John Rodriguez, Mrs. Eva Ramos and Mrs. Rosalinda Arredondo; nine grandchildren; brothers, Ignacio Pequeno, Antonio Pequeno and Rodolfo Pequeno of Del Rio and Pablo Pequena of Odessa; sisters, Mrs. Carmen Avila of Sonora and Miss Lupe Pequeno of Del Rio. Clifton Williams Rites Set Wednesday Rites for .Clifton Williams, 70, have been set tentatively for Wednesday in the Doran Chapel with the Rev. Harvey Kinchloe officiating. Williams, who resided at 311 Hogan Dr., died there Saturday after residing in Del Rio for 25 years. He was born June 2, 1900, in Waxahachie, Tex. He served in World War II and worked as a section laborer for the Southern Pacific Railroad here. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church here. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nancy Williams; stepsons, John C. Wilson of Ozona, Earl Wilson of Pamona, Calif.; stepdaughters, Mrs. Grade Lou Laskey of Tacoma, Wash., Mrs. Mary Ward of San Dimas, Calif., and Mrs. Juanita Montague of Los Angeles; sisters, Ella Louise and Mrs. Mae Etta Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother, Robert Williams of Dallas. TOWN & COUNTRY ROOFING 61 7 Spring St. Free Estimates Reliable Service Fully Insured All Work Guaranteed 775-6567 I

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