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Valley Morning Star (Newspaper) - January 8, 1971, Harlingen, Texas man who Is happily married Is a successful even If he has failed In everything Lyon Pnelps educator. VALLEY MORNING STAR Your Freedom Newspaper 59th Year-No. 192 TOc Daily 15c Sunday January 1971 Copright Freedom Newjpaperi Dial GA 3-5511 20 Pagti House Slashed In Half By Propane Blasts MINERAL Texas Breton said. there was big butane tanks the big transport truck sitting and a transport truck blew up early Thursday in a series of blasts that caused dam- injured one man and made e fireball that was visible 80 miles away. Firemen cleared 100-125 fami- lies out of the area around the Southwestern Gas Pipeline Co. A tank fell on one cutting big tanks all togeth- er. was thousands of gallons of The flash and a fireball from the explosions was seen in Dal- las and in Denton. which arc about SO miles away. In Weath- 18 miles east of Mineral the blasts shook homes It in but a sleeping man i a plane breaking the sound and his wife escaped injury. have lots of houses with doors and windows blown Fire Chief Melton Breton said. Breton said he did not know what caused the which started at 2 in the southwest part of the city. Night watchman Robert Cowley was injured. His condition at a hos- pital was satisfactory but Breton said Returning to Homes Residents who had to be moved out of the danger area spent the night with relatives and friends. They returned to their homes at a.m. About 19.000 persons live in Mineral Wells. The explosions knocked out .not thmk telephone lines in Mineral Wells. They also damaged natur- al gas lines. The Weatherford gas supply was cut so drastical- After 40 firemen brought the ly that schools and laundries in ilames under a smaller Weatherford had to be closed so was up to being questioned. Burning Self Out fire continued most of the day. Breton said there was butano there would be enough gas to heat homes. left in underground pipes that I The natural gas lines were re- had to burn itself out. paired and pressure restored big tanks went after the explosions._____ Israel Charges Egypt With Cross-Suez Canal Cease-Fire Violations By United Press International Israel accused Egypt Tburs- of sending four of Soviet-made Sukfcoi 7 expected to amvc me jet fighter-bombers across I Israeli capital Friday mornin the Suez Canal in violation of and return to New york no the Middle East cease-fire. An visit to the Middle East in 20 months. A U.N. spokesman would give to say Jarring M PROPANE BLAST Two storage tanks of butane gas exploded at the Southwestern Gas Pipeline Co. in the Mineral Wells area and damaged several homes there. Firemen let the fire burn itself out. The blast lit up the sky for miles around and was heard by residents in some 40 miles to the northeast. City Officials Of Valley Meet Legislative Group Registration System Ruled Unconstitutional HOUSTON three- judge federal panel Thursday de- clared the Texas voter registra- tion system unconstitutional say- ing it had demed a million resi- dents of the state the right to vote in the 196S presidential election. The ruling by circuit judges Joe Ingraliam and Woodrow Seais and U.S. District Judge John R. Singleton answered a lawsuit filed by of dif- ferent Texas against the state with Gov. Preston Smith named as the primary defendant. The federal retained jurisdiction of the case pending action in the Texas Legislature to set up new methods of per- SAIGON troops since Dec. when rnanent size Communist force apparent-'U.S. sailors were killed in anj injunction will be ly ambushed a U.S. Army ambush of their small boat injte decision we will U.S. Patrol Ambushed patrol in central South Vietnam the Mekong Delta. Thursday killing five American paratroopers before fleeing. It the biggest ground involving U.S. troops in a week.I By DAN HENDERSON State Sen-. Jim Bates of Edinburg said Thursday the appointment and confirmation of members of the state in- surance commission is con- trolled by insurance companies and none of the members have any real knowledge of surance. I retain jurisdiction of this case Two Americans were fte Tex-as land one wounded in a clash ithe m opportunity to correct about SO miles northeast we have found and held to .Phuoc Binh Thursday and1 te constitutional Reinforcements were rushed'another died when a U.S. UHli the judges ruled to the area presumably by Huey helicopter was shot nu'J vom Article Section after the American about 50 miles southeast of Texas Constitution and patrol lost radio contact with j spokesmen said. j Article o.lla of the state election headquarters. The T _ cede. found five dead GIs but field j In U.S. The judges based their decision reports indicated that reported Thursday to bej Of the equal protection provision were some survivors establishment of ai0f the 14th Amendment of the Berbn to fly j u S. Constitution .Military spokesmen said the desperately needed fuel sup- voter registration ighting -occurred about noon plies' to PhnonV Penh to provide for residents of the in- meeting in the to block l legislative delegation. the governor and. 11.votes The senator's remarks came during a dinner meeting of Lower Valley city officials and jinn in Hariingen with Mayor ifirmation. Sam Lozano as moderator. all know it is difficult. patrol of Bates sart 21 senate votes arejto buv windstorm insurance in Brigade required to confirm insurance coastal Bates said. of road and plain and involved a reconnais' the 173rc authoritative Israeli military warned of a possible by the Egyptians to cross the canal this year with Soviet The accusation a nd warning came as the United XRatkms announced that UJv. mediator Gunnar V. Jarring would fly to Jerusalem Thursday from New later than Sunday night. Ambassador Yosef Tekoah said he would accompany Jarring on the flight but also refused further comment. The secrecy surrounding Jar- ring's flight plans apparently was a precaution against any possible hijacking attempt by Palestinian guerrillas who have opposed his peace-making mis- j i ---------_.... Ql J. Do. i members of the Valley commission members appointed companies have Reports from the scene of the out of these areas and 295 miles northeast of legislature vvffl have to take were but one necessary action to remedv military source said available i n t Iri on York for two days of talks with.'sion. sources in New York said. Premier Golda The Middle East peace talks Minister Abba Ehan and other Israeli leaders. It was his first Nixon Denies Pressure For McCormack Indictment Henry Allen of Rio i information indicate an Hondo told the legislators that insurance companies who refuse Spokesmen said- the size of Communist unit and the to do business in the coastal number of Communist casual areas should not be permitted to do business anywhere rn the state. were resumed Tuesday after a SAN Ca 1 if.'maker's activities. Martin has been convict- Mayor Pete Adams of San Benito said he has never seen an insurance company stay in business that didn't make a Nixon would like to sT.te quite ed of perjury in connection with'profit. four-month suspension following that his that any investigation into Lozano Did Not Vote Mayor Sam Lozano did no' cast a. vote in favor of ap- pointing AbeJ Toscano to the Truce Superviso- civil service as ry Organization in reported in Thursday's Jerusalem Morning Star. ___________ Free Ride -Israel's withdrawal in protest jtion seeking in any way. to I lion the aominisfra-j and a grand jury inj compares have had against Egyptian violations of obtain criminal on'tion is trying in any way to pin York is continuing -ree nde here m trie the original U.S.-inspired cease- Speaker of the House criminal charges on Speaker'investigation into some of between 1933 and he saia fire agreement last August. j John W. McCormack. j McCormack as the column lactivities of the few u In an Israeli j Press Secretary Ronald is totally and absolute- office. But McCormack himself .to pay durmg all military spokesman said two'gler said the President false and without not been implicated. pairs of Egypt's Sukhoi 7's flewjdisturbed by published reports'foundation ziegler sait the President felt over Israeli positions on the that while p'jblidy honoring the said. j-a lasting debt of gratitude to occupied east bank of the Suez years and because of Hurricarie they want to wt- ties were not known. In terms of American casual- the clash was the biggest ground action invoking U.S. retiring Boston Democrat the President also i the speaker for his statesman- i j Canal in half-ccntury of public guested that I as he work and cooper.-.tion violation of the Aug. 7 he he the criminal I highest admiration and respect i the past two in ol stale fire. He said a formal'his complaint was filed Thursday back to pin for Speaker The here for a 10- When Lozano recommended Toscano's and two' A. B. Chapa and Otto Schvab voted in favor of the appointment. Com-' roissioner R. M. Elmore and two Lozano said if there was a tie he would vote yes on the appointment. j the mayor's was not necessary in view of' the fact that Chapa's and Sen- vab's vote constituted a government has agreed to majority because there was release the 70 prisoners do- only one no vole and two ab-'manded by terrorists for the jierilkms wiiidi do not count freedom of Swiss Ambassador either Enrico tod- naped a month ago. military Brazil Agrees To Release Of Prisoners RIO DE JANEIRO Ttie were made The denial was an unusual day working vacation at the Washington columnist from the White spent Ai-derson who said that three of House procedure of most of the day conferring with McCormack's close friends whoiignoring such charges and was domestic making were invited to a White Housejan indication of the President's Adjustments in the 1971-72 luncheon for him were subpoe- anger. he will send to congress naed before a grand jury Net Implicated later this month and preparing investigating the veteran law-' One of McCormack's State of the Union anti-trust be no criticized oorx-p-ni'nr thp J Turn To CITY. Page A-2 Poverty Board Members Authorized To Sign Checks Too Cold To Talk About Mostly cloudy and cold with occasional light rain Is the forecast for the Valley today. Winds Mill be northerlv at 12 to 2-4 mph. Temperatures will range from a high of 56 near the i coast to a low of M in the nppcr Ray district state engineer of Editv- j burg. overpasses on the erpressway at Weslaco and McAllen were sprinkled with sand early Thursday morning. He said if there is a frcere Tharsday they will be on hand with more sand daring the night and this morning. 'If there can among in- for elections which shipments to the Mareh -Dllal- through February. The judges' Diplomatic sources in Phnom decision found the early regis- tration procedures worked hard- Penh said American military transport planes may have to snips on voters a-nd specifically be used to transport more than a to the capital if the Communist i million voters each stranglehold on Highway 4 The judges' action was also a the country's only oil refineryj direct request to the convening in the southwest cannot be i stare legislature to formulate a lifted. j workable and permanent voter The CommuiKsts also registration been turning back oil The plaintiffs' pleas to the trying to reach the citv up court in the suit contended each Melrong River. plaintiff was a qualified resi- El Paso Breaks Record Approval of work board that the been from various jails and ready to embark for political 2sytam are meeting in Hariirgcn Citv 'Hall AcUng on a suggestion by Dan chairman of the Plans munity Action Program department of pubhc funds had been accepted by i welfare Wzliacy County to conduct aj Judge Rapp had eariier an- FBI Probe Of Death Slated The sources said they were i dent of different Texas counties not predicting an American i who had failed to register for airlift but it is quite 11970 elections by the Jan. 1 cut- They also said they expected j off date. tighter gas ini the Cambodian capital -ini coming weeks. Gen. Frederick C. Weyand. deputy U.S. commander inj South flew to Phnom j Penh Thursday to confer Premier Lon concerning the fuel crisis and EL PASO city of t h e general deterioration El whici bills itself as the Cambodia's military inaticn's broke its U.S. Defense Secretarv Mel-ioM record Thursday of most vin R. who is to consecutive hours with bdow in Saigon may make'freezing the determination as to The city recorded 91 straight the airlift is necessarv in a i hours of sub-freezing tempera- scheduled meeting with Adm.Mures in January of and John S. McCain. U.S. comman-jthat record was broken Thurs- der in the Pacific. ida-v. A spokesman for the Federal tttiveof tbc CaAolic Diocese I study of the coming food stamp nounoed that WiJJacy County j Bureau of Invtstigatjon Brownsville Girl In 'Fair' Condition BROWNSVILLE A sLX-jGilberlo Cortez of EL 1. Box year-old Brownsville girl was had just gotten off a school Mercy Hospital here Thursday bos two-tenths of a mDe north where her condition was cf on Old Port Isabel Road listed as fair after suffering j when she was struck by a south injuries in a car-pedestrian j bound car driven by Miss Maria mishap. lAntonia Garza. IS. of J827 According to the RinggoxJ. The mishap occurred cf Public Silvia 3 p.m. Thursday. aochlcr of Mr. and The accident was stiD urx5er iTn-estscatJon laJe Thursdav and MAYO Granted fM__ of BrownsviCc. In the audience partJdpaJJcm portion of the it was by several members in bly Algeria. and Pnonlies Commiijec. theof aodienoe that copies of 1 Thursday night's disclosure jboafd shelved discussion agenda be passed out 5o by w-as on the mancr. ifidi of the audience before first time STWC Buchor brought up again a i program. He said tvouJd be necessary to fund the 5 program. Dec. 7 that he bo3d in City UaU appcarrd to be possible agree- j next Thursday. mcnt bets-ten ppograms the Executive Director. Dan let CAP handle said their office of the stamps. received an Iru'ormaJ civii also announced complaint from the parents VkSor the Rally Permit ax3 in civil mattcrj has been made available t oiBrownsville fatallv shot Mexican those of the Cameron Otunly of WiTlacy County byJDcc. 10 former Youth missJorxT Adalph Tbomae Texas Trial Ncm'Bryan. have been a permit JoM the board that Camcror.'A ssoci a t ion Jhrouch day Zachry Jr. of the FBJ'hoW a raJjy in in County had fnr CAP provxJod try the Offjcc of hold VaUcy Momins Slar .pjroicst the recent in their food slamp programJEconomic by d'xiate of dcpart- the kidnapers. jdve a copv of the agenda main itcsn on Uw iherej3o news incdia in the jolnre i last July. He saJd il was cx-jfedoraJ asrcnn-. rxxScd Jo come some time in' He said the free service The price lac for the'in Rnuii's by wtello be m a d e public through ccnwrnxnt 'wjIJ be Sifl.000. gmtrrrmcnt had ouljaj audxsxx pacicd mcdinf.jthcm. A 'U'hcn asked what several pruwnors oemanocd board n-tcmbcrs. disfcussioji was ccnlercdjwouJd harxUe the food siampi He alio annmmcrd that a kidnapers it said Garcia and notxrt r o o r d th4 food stamp program in Cameron IbcaJtfi onil for family County Jurj- mental in such cases. a no biK in the wooJd condoct an invosliealxm fanner Depntv- Sheriff ortoraJinn now In l he law the shootne dca'h.' Jhc Bryan. i in the county court'result of will bo CJ-Jrf Gay warded to FBI headquarters Arturo Garra applied fwj WaJftinpon. jihe PCTTTKI The He .saxJ E rcpwl of be held in Diaz on hsd bo over W Avcrnjf. isoro of the caplivcs were of forthcomtne rn Thorroe said thai wtwy Wifecy Comty ...._ ___ _____.........._....... of SOTMJS 1o sign checks on Wiltecy arxl C-amfrxm be 1hc Com- in ''ho In the Civil Rights of Bryan was under n charge were rol willing Jo be funds. Jadce Rapp of C-rort He said he.anfl 51 had Juokr .if n-jardc-r rtr.rK-riJCrn land ffSn others wwe j other artkm. Court in of a Jfycar-oW Sports Index Item Brtdpe................... All 7 Comics All Pirzlc AU ..--...........M AC M Hcirtrsctjpc M Jt 4P A7 IxK-al Scene A2 Mrrtm All of vasiCosnjty aaaooncwJ that probably be conlracted to Ihe'secvxjft. jwooid come from thai agency- Browssvilie 10. j
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