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Del Rio News-Herald (Newspaper) - March 10, 1984, Del Rio, Texas Drive to aid South Texas hits snag in Congress By PHILLIP SWANN HarteHanks Washington Bureau WASHINGTON Two congressmen charging that world economic policies have paralyzed companies from coast to coast are orchestrating a drive against a proposed federal loan program designed to aid ailing businesses along the border The proposal which is contained in a Small Business Administration authorization bill would earmark million in SBA disaster loans to businesses hurt by currency fluctua tions in countries adjacent to the United States Although the bill does not mention South Texas it is clearly aimed at help ing those border firms who lost hundreds of Mexican customers after the two devaluations of the Mexican peso Congress approved funding for the program last year in the budget recon ciliation act but the SBA can not begin issuing loans until the authorization bill is passed The border program had no known opposition and was expected to sail through the House on Thursday But that same day Reps Dennis Eckart D Ohio and James Olin suddenly issued a letter to House members vow ing to defeat the peso plan The congressmen noted that automobile and machine tool plants prominent in Ohio have been shut down due to unfair foreign competi tion from Japan South Texas did not warrant special treatment they argued Congressional leaders pulled the bill from Thursdays agenda and rescheduled it for next Tuesday Rep Solomon Ortiz DCorpus Christi who has pushed for the loan program for several months said the congressmens logic does not hold water The analogy is said Ortiz Businessmen on the border were not underpriced by foreign com petitors They lost their customers and they lost 80 to 90 percent of them in the course of several Ortiz added that border customers purchase goods made in Ohio and Virginia such as rubber and bicycles But an Eckart spokesman said the congressman does not favor overly strict special interest legislation It draws the resources of the SBA away from other small business including those in his Del Rio NewsHerald Vol 54 No 356 Phone 7751551 1984 Del Rio Publishing Inc All Rights Reserved Rio Texas 78840 Saturday MorninguMarch 10 19B4 BOX 45436 DALLAS TX 75245 151700 USPS s Today Public school study plan approved by state board AUSTIN AP The State Board of Education approved Friday a 500page book of new rules covering studies in Texas Public Schools One more final vote will be taken Saturday at a formal meeting of the 27member board Meeting as a committee of the whole the board considered on third reading and approved 230 the changes in public school curriculum that have been two years in the making Generally the pro gram stesses more attention to basic academic studies and less to elective courses and extracur ricular activities Numerous amendments were proposed by in dividual board members Friday but most rejected One unsuccessful proposal would have lowered the requirement that the new advanced honors pro gram stessing academic subjects from 22 to 21 credits for high school graduation The amend ment failed 195 This would stop chances of any discrimination between high school said Linda Howell of Missouri City If we are to support academic excellence we cannot support lowering the minimum of the ad vanced program from 22 to The new curriculum calls for a general course of study that stresses vocational education and other electives with only 21 credits required for a diploma In another lastminute action the board refused 211 to call on local school boards to impose grade penalties for students who have excessive absences Grades should be affected by study and hard work not by the number of said Wayne Windle of El Paso Frankly I think it is the responsibility of the local school board to decide to impose grade said Joe Kelly Butler chairman of the board The board voted unanimously to ask local boards to set limits on student absences and require make up tests or remedial work for students with ex cessive absences School superintendents and parents have pressured the board to change an original proposal to flunk students who missed a class more than three times a semester or five times a year for ex tracurricular activities First phases of the curriculum will begin with the 198485 school year with the graduation re quirements applying to all ninth grade students BONDED OUT Don Elick left awaits in jail as in bond money comes in at the Pepsi Jail Bail Friday Reserve deputy NewsHerald photo by Benigno Garcia sheriff Edith Turner Brenda Schuler Kathy McCain and John Watts are also pictured The Heart Fund event continues today Col Carr going tp Goodfellow Col Hap Carr base com mander at Laughlin Air Force Base has been notified that he will be transferred to Goodfellow AFB at San Angelo to assume command of the 3480th Technical Training Wing The move will take place early this summer Carrs replacement will be Col Richard G Thompson who is currently serving as executive officer for Gen Andrew P losue commander of the Air Training Command at Randolph AFB San Antonio Thompson was stationed at Laughlin from 1979 to 1982 serv ing as executive wing officer operations officer in the 85th Flight Training Squadron com mander of the 47th Student Squadron and commander of the 86th Flying Training Squadron Air Force officials in Washington recently announced an increase in the size of the training wing at Goodfellow as a result of the consolidation of all intelligence training conducted by the Air Force Intelligence training now being conducted at Lowry AFB Colorado Keesler AFB Mississippi and Offutt AFB Nebraska will be moved to Goodfellow beginning in October 1986 and will be completely mov ed by the end of 1988 Carr has been at Laughlin since October 1981 He served as the deputy commander for maintenance prior to assuming his current duties as base commander Hospital blood drive Thursday Val Verde Memorial Hospital has scheduled a blood drive Thursday from 10 to 8 at the hospital Donors always are needed to share their health with hospital patients People needing blood in clude those suffering with chronic diseases like cancer and leukemia open heart surgery patients and accident victims Every participant makes a valuable contribution to the blood supply because a single donation can benefit as many as four patients when blood is separated into its component parts All membes of the community are urged to par ticipate in the blood drive Val Verde Memorial Hospitals last blood drive surpassed all previous records in the number of total donations and hospital officials hope to set a new record with the blood drive Thursday Donors must be between the ages of 17 and 66 weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health Seventeenyearold donors need the written con sent of a parent before donating The actual draw ing of blood takes just a few minutes and is proceeded by a health screening and a brief physical examination Nancy Floreani blood drive chairperson White remains confident of teachers9 pay increase HarteHanks News Service SAN ANGELO Gov Mark White continues to be confident that Texas public school teachers will win a 24 percent pay raise over the next two years that student and teacher standards will be toughened and that state sup port for all school districts will be equalized Its a good design a thoughtful he said Friday during a trip to San Angelo In addition to discussing his preferences in educational changes White talked about highway improvements cited three options for revenue in creases and heaped praise on Sen Lloyd Bentsen D Texas for legislation pro viding added monies to Texas White also said he will not approve the televising of ex ecutions of condemned criminals at Huntsville Although critics have accus ed him of delaying the call for a special legislative session in which to approve school changes and highway im provements White said em phatically We will have a special time after Its a matter of getting everyone signed off making sure there is support in the he said House Speaker Gib Lewis and House Ways and Means Committee chairman Stan Schlueter DKilleen were credited with blocking teacher pay raises in the 1983 legislative session But White said We are wellcoordinated in our efforts Gib Lewis has been extra helpful Lt Gov Bill Hobby has been extra Lewis said in San Angelo about a month ago he would work to support teacher pay raises and educational im provements with the governor assists heart drive By CYNTHIA GARZA NewsHerald Writer The Pepsi Jail Bail held at center court of Plaza Del Sol Mall was a success with approx imately earned Friday Blanca Larson mall manager said this is the first year the jail bail was held and so far has been successful The funds will be donated to the Val Verde County chapter of the American Heart Association For a fee which is donated to the AHA residents can still have anyone they want arrested on Saturday begining at 10 Mrs Larson said Several prominent Del Rioans were arrested on Friday with the help of Shortie and Edith Turner of the Val Verde County sheriffs department Prisoners were driven to the mall in a sheriffs car complete with sirens and flashing red lights announcing their arrival A bail was set for each of the prisoners to raise before he or she was released from jail The See JAIL Page 2 Sahawe Indian dancers perform here tonight By IMA JO FLEET WOOD NewsHerald Writer Interpretative dances of the In dians of America and Mexico will be presented by the famous Sahawe Indian dancers from Uvalde tonight at oclock in the Cody Wardlaw Gym in Del Rio The dancers are sponsored by Amistad District Boy Scouts of America Teepees provide the background for a setting of a Plains Indian village and special effects are achieved with lighting as the Sahawes entertain the au dience with colorful and exciting dances The Sahawe Indians members of Explorer Post 181 from Uvalde have been perfor ming throughout Texas Oklahoma Luisiana Missouri and into Mexico for more than 30 years The audience will find it hard to believe that these are white Indians1 or as their Indian friends call them Their colorful and intricate dances have been a trademark for the group and will be long remembered by the peo plewho watch them Their performance will consist of 15 dances from tribes and pueblos from all parts of the country and Mexico The dances in the 90minute performance will represent many different styles and will be marrated by Senior Chief Bill Dillahunty who will give the audience a background on the dances Magnificently costumed and dramatically executed in the primative setting the show gives the audience the sensation of be ing transported into another world a mysterious world reliv ed from ages past Admission will be for adults and for children Walkathon to help MOD The biggest Walkathon of them all is hap pening all across the country April 1 It is the an nual March of Dimes Walk America a mammoth fundraising event in which more than a million Americans will put on their walking shoes to raise money to fight birth Three of Uel expected to turn out it it the Del Rio Civic Center to make the ifrmWe The cHilrpwiao tor this years walkathon is Bea VattejO AUmlktn wW retelve paper oft the day ol tht walk IM ormptflo pledges wili get a Tshirt plui whatever other prize coin cides with the amount of money railed QUwr nrizet include instrument UOQ hifi headphones or JVC stereo head phones audiovox personal telephone Sony dream machine digital clock radio stereo cassette player with portable receive Texas Instrument computer 994A 12 Philco portable TV audiovox cordless pushbutton telephone radius colecovision video game system expansion inteface and 13 color portable TV We hope each of you will either walk or sponsor some walkers to help us give future children the healthiest possible start la said Bea VaUejo Pledge sheets may be picked up at The Guarantee Store Del Rio National Bank Cammer cial Printing Lakeside Schwinn Bicycle Shop and VaUejo On the inside Wall 4 Weather PEL RIO AND VICINITY Decreasing cloudiness and fair today and Sunday Low tonight in the low 40s high to day and Sunday in the low 70s Winds from the north at 15 to 30 miles pjer hour today High Friday low S3Sunset i
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