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Alice Echo News (Newspaper) - June 22, 1972, Alice, Texas Amp Green Hill on Lake Corpus Christi at Mathis opened june 18 and will run through july i. The Camp is operated by the Paisano girl scout Council which encompasses 23 South Texas counties and is accredited by the american camping association attending this Camp from Alice and san Diego Are Cathy Coudert of Alice Dolores Tamayo Gloria Cuellar. Raquel Diaz Gloria Gonzalez. Adriana Morin. Sylvia Samaniego and Ann Liss Sepulvida. All of san Diego. Concepcion Ortiz of Sandia returned tuesday from a very enjoyable trip to Mexico. She visited various places including Monterrey Saltillo Guadalajara and Durango she went by bus with about too other persons on tour from Texas weather Alice and Vicinity a continued warm temperatures with highs in the mid 90s Are forecast through tomorrow overnight Low will be in the mid 70s High yesterday at Alice Airport was 97 degrees the overnight Low was recorded at 75 Hud Grants housing funds Federal support for a 48 unit housing project at Duval and West main streets in Alice was announced today by the in apartment of housing and Urban development announced congressman Abraham Quot Chicks Karen Robert w Pratt of Corpus Christi is the builder of the project called Aliceann Manor. F ederal funds will be $30,219 in interest subsidy for the in or Gage of $6 4,300 and a rent supplement will total $9,786 in the 48-unit project there will be 14 one bedroom apartments to rent for $111 per month. 241wo-bedroom units to rent for $122 and ten three bedroom two Bath units with rent at $134 per month mrs. Lou Wade Dies wednesday Sandia funeral arrangements Are pending at Dobie funeral Home in Mathis for mrs Lou Ella Wade 95, who passed away at 8 05 . Wednesday following a Short illness. Mrs Wade was one of the Pioneer residents of the Sandia area she was a native of Sandia born in 1876 she was the present owner of the Wade ranch in Sandia she is survived by one sister mrs. Ezella priestly of Corpus Christi. Charges filed charges of Possession of marijuana were filed this morning against three gain Seville. Florida men arrested in Alice Early this morning. Arrested were Robert Edward Kirkland 22. Mark Steven Flach 22, and let on Dale Roque More 22 each is being held under $5,000 Bond. Tornadoes wrack Panhandle h to Mim tear Alick Schohn is cell 644-4st weekdays a Thi 6 pea sunday a till t Aja Alice Echo news volume 77 second Cim a . Isas us Al ice Texas thursday june 22, 1972 number 207 by United press International tornadoes caused millions of dollars damage wednesday night in a triangular Texas Panhandle area bounded by Amarillo Dumas and Hereford most of the damage was in Amarillo and today an eastbound wave of thunderstorms rolled across the top of the state to Northeast Texas damage to one Block of Amarillo a the 2000 Block of Paramount a was estimated at $175,000, not including nine automobiles believed to be total losses three persons were injured in Amarillo and one in Dumas none seriously. Searchers today dragged Lake Meredith in the Borger area of the Panhandle for a missing Fisherman but it could not be immediately determined whether his disappearance was due to wednesday night s violent weather. Pair at Amarillo two tornadoes hit Amarillo about 10 15 . They knocked limbs from Trees turned House trailers Over and blew Down Power and Telephone lines rain totalled 92 Inch and the wind reached at least Loo Miles an hour Amarillos ropeway inn suffered at least $150,000 damage with the roofs lifted from units 201 to 210. All were occupied the Amarillo trave Lodge suffered $25,000 Quot i stepped out to watch the rain but shot Back in when it started to blow Quot Jack Scott an Albuquerque resident staying at the ropeway said a i did t feel a thing when the wind took the roof of my room Quot Well have to tear the whole thing a roofed units Down and Start from scratch Quot Boyce Box. Owner of both the ropeway and trave Lodge said too mile winds the wind also reached a velocity of at least too Miles an hour in Dumas 40 Miles North of Amarillo. The injured person in Dumas a woman was in a House trailer that blew Over. Roof damage was heavy in the Central and West parts of Dumas and a Home under construction in Southeast Dumas was heavily damaged the Dumas Airport was Quot virtually wrecked Quot because of downed Power lines and High water traffic to and from Dumas had to be rerouted on us 287 South. Another Tornado was spotted at Morse 25 Miles Northeast of Dumas Quot in town the main thing we have is wind a resident said immediately after the storm wednesday night. Quot some Power lines Are Down and w windows broken there is a lot of flooding in the streets i would estimate rain at about 3.5 inches to 4 inches our rain gauge was full at 2 5 inches Quot Benny Clifton dispatcher for the deaf Smith county sheriff said wind damage in Hereford was from straight blasts but two tornadoes were reported in the county Hereford is 55 Miles West of Amarillo. Quot a roof was blown off three Miles East of Amarillo a Clifton said Quot at Milo Center North of Hereford fertilizer tanks were blown around and ammonia lines were the thunderstorms that caused the Panhandle tornadoes started about 4 . In the Dalhart area near the Oklahoma Border those thunderstorms followed earlier Waves that brought the year s heaviest thunderstorm to Dallas and caused a destructive Tornado in Pender son East Texas the thunderstorms that started near Dalhart looped eastward just North of Abilene and continued on East today to Shreveport la heavy thunderstorms continued after Daybreak in Northeast Texas a stationary cold front extended from Lufkin Westward to Waco and Midland the Fror was expected to become i warm front and move Back North shutting off most of the rain except in Northeast text it tonight and Friday Competition for the shopper s attention and Money is intense in hone Kong judging from t he profusion of advertising signs lining a major Street in the Mongkol District of Kowloon berserk guard kills six by Sti Art Mendelson Cherry Hill. No up a private guard described by his neighbors As a quiet churchgoer went berserk in an office building wed Neslav and shot 12 men six fatally before wounding himself in the head the gunman identified As Edwin Grace 32, a Pinkerton guard from new York City seemed deliberately to avoid firing at the women he encountered during the 15-minute shooting spree which turned the normally quiet office building into a slaughterhouse Grace under heavy guard at Cherry Hill Hospital where his condition was called Quot critical Quot entered the heritage building at about 2 31 ., carrying two sawed off .22 Caliper rifles police said he roamed from office to office shooting Only men. Some were shot at their desks others were gunned Down in the Halls a i slammed the door Quot i Quot i looked oui the door and i him standing in the Hall i reloading his said James Slimmer who was wounded j Quot ail i saw was the gun and his eyes i slammed the door and held it shut Quot Slimmer said he was shot through the door Quot i was holding my thumb Over the wound with one hand and doing my damnedest to keep the door closed w Ith the other he shot a few More times and then he left Quot on the tree lined Street in Brooklyn where Grace lived when at Home neighbors said Grace Quot was always so Quot i m totally dumbfounded by the whole incident Quot said Louis zone Quot it came to me As a total Surprise he was a quiet Young Man zones wife said that irate was Quot a Fine kid and quite a Ralph Bosco 51, of rank associates on the first floor of the heritage building said he dialled the operator to Call police but was told Quot i am Agnes gains strength floods areas of East Washington up tro Pica storm Agnes poured up to a foot of rain on the northeastern United states today forcing thousands of persons from their Homes and creating one of the worst storms in the Washington area in years the death toll edged steadily upward. At least 14 persons were reported dead in the new storms and nine others missing or believed dead from the Carolinas to new York Agnes which claimed 16 lives earlier in the week when it struck Florida and Cuba As the nation s first Hurricane of the season was entered this morning Over new Jersey and was moving toward new York City at about 15 Miles an hour the National weather ser vice in a 9 a in Edt bulletin. Said Flash flood warnings were in effect from Northeast Maryland to new England and Gale warnings remained in effect from Virginia Beach to Rhode Island motorists stranded Quot dangerous flooding and torrential rain continue with tropical storm Agnes a the service said. An estimated 10,100 persons were Given temporary shelter in schools fire houses and american legion posts in Washington s Virginia and Maryland suburbs. Hundreds of motorists were stranded and some had to be rescued the National weather service said wind gusts hit 60 Miles per hour hundreds of Trees were toppled and Power was knocked out in parts of Washington and its suburbs near Rockville md., to the North of the capital City two dams were heavily strained and Many families were evacuated because of danger of collapse but civil defense officials said later the immediate danger had passed Potomac Waters High the Potomac River was believed to be the highest since 1942 it was six Lect Over flood stage at some Points and lapped close to the end of a runway at National Airport which was virtually Cut off by water Over the roads thousands of government workers a All those except ones in emergency positions were encouraged to stay Home under the government s Quot Liberal leave Quot policy seven of the deaths were in Virginia which experienced some of its worst flooding in 50 years a four persons were reported dead in Pennsylvania two in North Carolina and one in Maryland. Canoe capsizes six motorists died in Virginia and a body was found in the ashes of the 15-store Beverly Plaza shopping Center that burned in the Washington suburb of Arlandria va., when firemen could not get to it. In Silver Spring. Md., just North of Washington a 60-year old woman died when the car she was driving hit High water and she was swept away by the current in North Carolina a i Farmer was swept from his tractor on a Bridge and another Man was drowned when his Canoe capsized in new York a Man and his daughter were missing after their boat Over turned and two oth a persons were missing after their car was swept from a Bridge Rock Creek in Washington barrelled Over its flanks sending up to to feel of water surging Over Rock Creek Parkway a major artery. At least too cars were abandoned and police rescued several motorists the Penn Central and b&o-c4to railways cancelled commuter service North to Baltimore because of washed out tracks and Bridges. Four persons drowned in Susquehanna River Region near Harrisburg a highways were closed by mud and Rock slides hundreds of families were evacuated state police rescued 36 girl scouts trapped during the night at a camping area near York a. There also was heavy flooding along the Pennsylvania new York Border in Lykens pa., a Small Creek overflowed and residents were evacuated by boats. In Mechanicsburg pa., floods collapsed basement Walls and residents were evacuated to a Junior High school. Much of Ceres n y., along the Border was evacuated enemy attacks defense lines Premont trustees discuss wage Issue Premont raises to ancillary personnel again took the forefront in a meeting of the Premont is trustees wednesday evening. In a May 17 meeting trustees approved raises for non Tea Dong personnel but at a May 31 meeting amended the raises to 7 percent or 5.5 percent if the higher figure was not approved because the original raises granted violated Federal wage guidelines last night Board member Hector redo requested that the action taken at the May 31 meeting be deleted from the minutes As proposed action on the raises had not been listed on the Agenda for that particular meeting. Board president h. R. Buck told Recio that Board action could not be deleted from the minutes. However the Board agreed to withold approval of the minutes of the two previous meetings until supt. C. R Schneider could report on information gleaned from the department of labor and internal Revenue service Schneider has been hospitalized about a week and was not present at last nights meeting. In other activity the Board a authorized Schneider to Call for bids for gasoline milk products and custodial supplies. A reviewed action by the school Board of equalization and discussed calling a Public hearing on next years proposed budget. A approved title i ii. And Iii fund applications. A postponed action on a request from the band boosters club to pave an area adjacent to the High school for a practice Field. A withheld approval for several additional Bills submitted by contractors for work on the new High school. The Board was of the opinion that no change order for the additional work had been approved a approved the second Reading of a Junior High school dress and grooming code which is similar to one recently passed for the High school. The Only difference in the two codes is that the Junior High school has slightly More stringent regulations on hair length for boys a agreed with a recommendation by Schneider that Campus reorganization proposed at recent meetings As a Way to Cut Down budget expenses be studied for an additional year a increased Price of football tickets 25 cents Reserve Seal tickets will now be $1.50 general admission $1.25 and student tickets 50 cents by Arthur Higbee Saigon up a North vietnamese troops crossed the my Chanh River in regimental strength and attacked South vietnamese paratroops today in the heaviest drive across the Northern defense line since Quang Tri province fell May i. One Allied source said the communist attack backed by soviet built tanks and 130mm cannons might be the Start of the Long awaited offensive against Hue 20 Miles to the South. Up reporter Chad Huntley said too North vietnamese were killed by mid afternoon. South vietnamese officers said their own casualties were Light they claimed 16 communist tanks and armoured vehicles knocked out by tactical aircraft. At the same time the North vietnamese attacked the Western half of the defense line at least four of the six South vietnamese battalions advancing into communist held Quang Tri province on the Eastern half fell Back South of the River which forms the province s Southern Boundary. Huntley said the Marine pullback after five Days of fighting had been planned before the communist attack. Even so. The pullback helped consolidate the South vietnamese positions Huntley was told the marines in heir farthest Advance yet into Quang Tri province up to six Miles but never closer than to Miles to the City of Quang Tri left behind some Small Quot combat outposts Quot when they withdrew heavy fighting which began around Midnight was con Truing at mid afternoon Huntley said . Jets supporting the marines reported knocking out three of the highly accurate 130mm guns with Quot smart bombs Quot along the South China sea coast Road that the French during their earlier Indochina War called the Quot Street without far to the South government defenders battled North vietnamese troops around an Loc As the siege of the former rubber Plantation town became the longest in the Indochina War . Air support was called in by the South vietnamese wednesday night and Early today with two Waves of b52s alone dropping 150 tons on communist positions outside the City. The struggle for the largely levelled provincial capital 60 Miles North of Saigon entered its 78th Day surpassing in length the 77-Day siege of the onetime . Marine fortress of Khe Sanh. Far to the North in communist occupied Quang Tri province five Waves of . B52s struck wednesday night and today in direct support of the South vietnamese Marine operation to recapture areas seized by the North vietnamese. Family planning officers Are elected by directors officers for the South Texas family planning corporation were elected at the corporations Board of directors meeting in Alice wednesday. The reverend Lester i. Hill of Rockport was elected president or Nina m. Sisley of Corpus Christi was elected Vic president. Mrs Carmen Ramirez of san Juan Secretary and mrs Rolando Nanez of Laredo treasurer Roberto tiberian was named executive director. He currently serves As executive director of the Corpus Christi Community action Agency. He will be leaving Caa july i and assume his full time duties with the family planning corporation offices for the corporation will be located in Corpus Christi where it will hold its next meeting at an As yet unspecified Date the corporation comprising 20 South Texas counties recently received a $500,000 Grant from Hud to finance its first year of operation. Area members of the Board of directors include Ines Ramon of Mathis mrs. Eugenia Muniz of three Rivers and mrs. Maria Louisa Villarreal of Hebbronville sorry sir you la have to Call 411 information Quot while he argued with the operator another Man in the office called police Many doors cocked Quot we found Many of the doors in the offices locked Quot said Public safety director Wally Peters he said five or six women had locked themselves in one office and another woman was found hiding under a desk in another office a Tan Volkswagen with new York License plates was discovered in a parking lot behind the building and was believed to be the suspect s car inside the car police found a Pinkerton Security guard s badge on the front seat the six men killed were identified As Robert Bartone 22, of Delanco. N j Joseph a Depalma. 44, and Char lev Merkel 37, both of Cherry Hill Theodore g Hall. 38. Of Willington Stephen b Robin son. 42. Of Cinnaminson arum Joseph Boyd. 4r. It Morristown taken to Cherry Hill medical Center in critical condition w Ere Wayne Stoup of Cherry Hill Maynard Bell of Marlton Risco of Groveville. Arum Gary Davis of Moorestown injured slightly were Charles Collins. 24. Of Pennsauken and Walter Wilks. 46. Of Levittown a a 13th Man Walter Wilks 46, of Levittown fractured his Arm when he jumped out a window to escape the killer Alice conc nears goal the chamber of Commerce Highway memorial beautification protect is approx i in at he 50 Trees Short of cont let Ion last week about 233 Palm Trees were planted on Highway 44 Between the interchange with Highway 359 and Airport Road interested citizens or business establishments wishing to help the beautification committee reach its goal of 280 Trees can buy a Palm tree or $15 a ins can be bought As a memorial or in Honor of designated persons follow ing is a list of persons and business establishments who have bought Trees the number Thev bought and to whom these Trees Are dedicated name no of Trees or Richard Presley Olds Cadillac i air s t state Bank Oil f ii d motor service Pixie Iron works j c Penney company of pm e in Howard Homer e Dean or. Atty or j a Schubert or j a Schubert Sibson s Rhodes a Hicks co Hub no i incl f International John Burris. Atty b c Cornel us constr co at ice Auto sales j m Wells county master plan to a san quota club a Hughe its i of Landis a Busby f Lect Rich it e t Ama Garden club Yawn motor company Hardy Loe Standard Auto parts i a i e s Aux vol Eire dept Central Power a Light 6 or Edward Dwelle first National Bank is Book i overs club Carl h Burnham j Edward furniture co pro scum Ion Center w i i Lowers Mach Wei Din company f e Scoll Odoy Gonzales or Donald Heins Al be National Bank Vete rans of foreign wars Post Saj veterans of foreign wars Aux Post fki/1 West Baptist main Church Al ice ambassadors a sgt Pedro g Solis a Aurelia c Solis k i wan is club Al ice Ste phen Mac Burns James Stegall Cecil c Arlisle e Dick Lane Brigido Rosales Security Federal desk 8. Derrick Alice Book lovers club i l our Noy Drill ing Steiner a Estella Kierce the re v Richard a Jane thur Dick Presley olos Cadillac Ai in t Garden club Ai ice City Council Sai Azar school at it l ioness cd us Bai distributors Pride incorporated Mil or e d Tal Bert sons of the confederacy creditors service Bureau Bill Gardner Chevrolet Frank b i Loyd mrs he r tha Helot ships Little Chicken Shack Robert a Jean Karp Sears a Roebuck company Paul a Hunt Sage Wood mall association Piggy wiggly no i total number of Trees Honor or memory of or c f Gaddis i memory i w n in Anton i Armoryl h h Elliott memory in i i c of e Woodson f pith f t Aine Burris John Burris or a Travis Burris Queenie Arbuckle in Jack la i t Naswor t m dvrs be awl Boaz a hrs Vul owed Jone Book covers cd us of or cos Shumate a Mary hark ins ivc Mory Barbara David Denise i Ana k a i Arry be i Inda Marianna or s v. L Lowers or w i Flowers or memory a i Flowers memory we i i lower i memory or and hrs David Grom or Lytle Jones memory of a mrs Pablo t Gonza memory War be t e rans that i Ost their lives War veterans that i Ost their lives he it a Garza Rosali i me Mot 733 disk a. Derrick clue Dorothy f 1 Monc Lavella Daniels Howell Lons i Ani i i at i Ison memory John Nunley Clark memory Carolyn Marie Merle t me r i a Jam Mur or a mrs Maynard por top memory mrs Mary Harkins memory de an alien i memory v d Ringwald memory or Boyce Billingsley memory George Shumate memory Billy k lie Hor memory All donors to Alice Garden club s front Street of a t i f in at Ion pro in it Trinidad Salazar elementary so Mooi o i Talbert Mem of i sons of the confederacy Veter is Anna h Heldt memory Ronald Torres i of do Deming memory i la i Ian i de Ming c Woodson memory Honor of Loyal customers mrs Francis Thorpe memory or f c Thor of

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