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Brownsville Herald (Newspaper) - January 23, 1976, Brownsville, Texas
Page 10a�?the Brownsville Herald Friday january 23, 1976 everything lost by Young couple Dallas up Lonnie and Lorrie Atwater moved to Texas three weeks ago looking for work and a place to raise their two Small sons. The Atwaters Brief try at beginning again was ended in a fire that killed their two children. Lonnie 3, and been. Would be rapist is jailed Chicago up a Man charged with attempting to rape a teacher in front of her first Grade class attempted suicide in his prison cell thursday night police said. Carl Roy Thurmond. 21. Was arrested when he entered a South Side police station to complain that police were circulating his photograph m connection with the crime police reported. They said he was found unconscious on the floor of a holding Ceil in the South Side police station after he tied a sweater around his neck and attempted to hang himself police revived him with Mouth to Mouth resuscitation he was uninjured though police later transferred him to Cermak memorial Hospital in the Cook county jail Complex after he complained of head Dies Thurmond faces charges of attempted rape armed robbery. Burglary armed violence deviate sexual assault and unlawful restraint. He is accused of entering a Mobile classroom at Guggenheim elementary school forcing a 41-year-old teacher to disrobe and attempting to rape her in front of her first Grade class. The teacher fought off the rape attempt and her assailant fled after taking $16 from her purse he previously was acquitted in a 1974 rape Case in that Case he also was arrested when he walked into a police station to complain that his picture was being passed around by police in connection with the Erime tax continued from Page one which is made up of a number of state legislators including sen. Raul Longoria the request resulted from Testi Mony Given when the commission met in Brownsville in november. Local attorney Eugene Hurt cited civil statues to the commission saying he believes the county can impose a toll Only to pay for operating and maintenance costs. The controversy began after the commissioners court voted in october to raise the Bridge toll from 25 to 40 cents. The hike was approved in order to bring an additional $441,000 into the general fund to cover budget costs for 1976 although the attorney general has been re queued to write the opinion his findings will not be binding but could Lead to court action to make the final decision Corbina also said that the District attorney should be the one to give an opinion on the matter a if we Are violating a statute he is the one who should Tell us Quot the commissioner said. Snedeker said on wednesday that he is of the opinion that the county has the right to raise Bridge tolls and that the extra Revenue can be used in the general fund without the additional Revenue Snedeker said the county will have to borrow Money to pay current budget expenditures and based on present budget figures an 81 per cent increase in taxes would be necessary in 1977 to pay Back the loan and to continue to run the county he sax today he got the 81 per cent figure from county auditor Rayburn Mcnelly. Mass for deaf set Here sunday a mass for deaf people and their families will be offered at la a m sunday at Homer Hanna High school cafeteria on Price Road the mass will be offered by msgr. Patrick Doherty or Norma Garcia director of the deaf apostolate of the diocese of Brownsville will interpret the mass into the hand language used by deaf person or Norma said there will also be music and singing All deaf persons and their families Are invited to attend. La months and destroyed everything they owned. A fall we wanted to do was come to Texas to live maybe buy a House and raise my boys Here Quot said Atwater 24. A but now Well i just done to know a their children were killed tuesday night a few hours after Atwater lost his new Job with a paper company. Now the Atwaters Are trying to raise the Money to return to Homestead Fla., Bury their sons and then a regroup and sort things Lorrie Atwater 19, said Atwaters brother Warren said he had urged the family to move to Dallas because of the Good economic situation. A it does no to really make any sense a Warren said. A we had just called them about three weeks ago and told him there was work Here. And that everything was going to be All mrs. Atwater said she had tucked Brien into his crib with is bottle and Lay Down to rest because she Felt ill Lonnie was asleep next to her. A i went to sleep for just a Short while and then i heard my boy saying Mommy there a a fire a a a she said. She said she could not find Lonnie because of the smoke and raced to the Back room to find Brien the doors were jammed so she ran outside around the House. A that door was locked too a she said Quot i broke out a window and tried to crawl in but the fire was coming at me tile whole place was burning too fart a firemen said the Blaze was started by a Gas space Heater which lit some clothing officials said Lonnie a body was found on the bed. Where he had been sleeping by his Mother Warren said mrs. Atwater s family is in Homestead. A i think she really wants to be with her family and think things out a Warren said. A a they re trying to make arrangements to take the boys Back but they lost everything everything they had. Including Lonnie s Wallet was lost in that rep. Torres is seeking reelection state representative Ruben m Torres of Brownsville has officially announced that he will seek reelection As a democratic candidate for state representative for District 50 rep. Torres was elected in november 1974 to serve in the Texas House of representatives during the session of the 64th legislature rep Torres was appointed to serve on the education committee and the intergovernmental affairs committee. He was later appointed to the Texas legislative Council. He is also chairman of and education subcommittee conducting hearings related to the Legal alien students in school Chat Rte to in Texas he is a member of an education subcommittee to study possible sources for financing Public education and is a member of a legislative panel conducting hearings on retirement plans and policies of firemen and policemen recently rep. Torres was appointed vice chairman of a House committee to study collective bargaining of Public employees in the state rep Torres is 46 years old he is married to the former Maria Elida Rodriguez and they have four children prior to being elected state representative Torres was superintendent of schools at port Isabel he had been in the Field of education for the pad 20 years Thomae seeking reelection county commissioner Adolph Thomae or48, of san Benito has filed for a fourth term in the pct. 3 commission Post. Thomae filed in the Cour Thouse in Brownsville wednesday since county democratic chairman Jack Skaggs was Here on business Thomae is the senior member of commissioners cout presently serving his 12th year he is judge pro tem of the court a member of the san Benito first presbyterian Church Thomae is married and has three daughters former network reporter was informer for Fri Lonnie and lop Irie Atwater who moved from Homestead Fla. To this Small Dallas Home recently stand in front of the burned out House. The Young couple lost their two children and All their belongings in the fire. Pace High dedication on sunday a James Pace High school will be dedicated on sunday from 2 to 4 pm with or m l. Brockette. State commissioner of education a featured guest. The dedication program will include an opening concert by the schools band presentation of the colors by Pace s Marine Roth and an address by commissioner Brockette after his introduction by superintendent James Ogg the dedication program will be from 2 to 3 ., with an opening House session consisting of Tours of the school being conducted until 4 . The High school opened its doors to students in Western Brownsville september 1975. Built at a Cost of $3,639,000, the school was needed to relieve congestion at Homer Hanna High school where Pace students previously attended Pace enrolment is presently 844 students and Ogg estimated the figure would increase next year to approximately 1,100 accounting for the increase is that seniors will be attending the school while now enrolled at Hanna a the Board decided that seniors should be allowed to graduate from the school they started at a Ogg said today another scheduled change next year is that the school will be classified 3a rather than its present 4a Ogg said the enrolment Levels determining 4a classification were raised by the Texas interscholastic league and paces status would be changed accordingly. The school was named for James Pace a member of the Board of trustees from 1940 until 1958. Including time As president. During his tenure the number of teachers increased from 106 to 680, with an increase of too classrooms to the District Pace is the owner of a local grocery store. Escape attempt aborted Beaumont Tex. Up two port Arthur men on trial for capital murder thursday grabbed a pistol from a court Baliff and attempted to escape from the Jefferson county court House one was lulled and the other injured Warren Joseph res 26. Was dead on arrival at a Beau exit Hospital after being shot by Jefferson county sheriffs lieutenant Wilber Toups Ernest Dugas 20, sustained a severed Tendon in his leg apparently when he crashed through a court House window. The two had been charged with capital murder in the july i slaying of port Arthur pharmacist Jerry Allen Perkins at hic downtown port Arthur drug store eight jurors had been selected in the Case before the Abor Ted escape attempt St. Paul has frigid fiesta by Richard Mcfarland St. Paul Minn up St Paul started its annual Celebration today to prove an old time new York newspaper Man was All wrong and that Minnesota Winters can be a lot of fun its the St Paul Winter carnival featuring a 40-foot High ice Palace snowmobiling Cross country ski touring ski jumping i an ice fishing contest Golf in the Snow National outdoor Speed skating championships hockey sled dog racing and Auto racing on ice. Back in i885 some Eastern newspapermen visited St Paul i and a new yorker wrote a Minnesota is another Siberia unfit for human habitation in the St Paul arched its Back the next year it started the Winter carnival to prove it s fun to play in the Snow and cold. Earl Wingard of the Minneapolis Tribune write in 1956 that St Paul should erect a statue of the new York Newspaperman alongside the peace Indian in Coly Hall with the inscription a Sticks and stones May break our Bones but names can Only a make us the Winter fun capital of the world so Paul thinks it has pretty Well made its part a 500-mile. $105,000 snowmobile race from St Paul to win mpg. Canada which ended thursday afternoon provided a running buildup for the 1976 carnival Brian Nelson of Willmar won first place and prize Money totalling about $21,000 today was the first full Day of events in the Loday carnival thousands of men housewives working girls and kids bundled in Winter clothing will search for a Winter carnival medallion which the St Paul Pioneer press and dispatch Jyh buried in the Snow somewhere in St Paul the finder directed by published daily clues gets at least $1 too for finding it or $2,500 if he or she bought a carnival badge before Midnight sunday $1,500 if the finder buys one after sunday a Bunch of fun Loving Vulcan in red suits charcoal on their i faces run around giving balloons and Candy to kids and rubbing Cheeks with the ladies in the past the Vulcan swooped in and kissed the girls leaving Black smudges on their faces bul because of complaints they re limited to Cheek rubs this year no one seems to mind the alow and cold As a matter of fact the Only real problem at these affairs comes up when it s not cold enough St Paul Douai t want its ice Palace and skating rinks to melt. Today a weather in the magic Valley forecast fair Windy and mild this afternoon increasing cloudiness and Cool tonight. Considerable cloudiness Windy and mild saturday. South and southeasterly winds 15 to 25 Mph with higher gusts today and saturday and 5 to to Mph tonight. Highs today and saturday in the mid 70s to near 80. Lows tonight in the mid and upper 50s. Harbor and Bay wave Heights Laguna Madre will be near two feet today. Tides Are near Normal High tide today at 6 09 Youngster hit by vehicle four year old Eric Cervantes of 202 e. Madison received minor head injuries thursday afternoon when he was involved in a car pedestrian Accident. According to police reports the youngster ran from behind a parked car into the path of a wrecker truck driven by Daniel Pena or. The boys father Hector Cervantes took him to Brownsville medical Center where he was treated for the head injuries and released the Accident happened on e 2nd St. Near the intersection of e Madison and was reported to the police at 4 42 Sunrise 7 17 6 07 pm Amarillo Atlanta bismark Brownsville Buffalo Chicago Corpus Christi Denver Des Moines Detroit Elpaso fort Worth Helena Houston Jacksonville Kansas City Las vegas los Angeles Memphis Miami Midland i Nils St. Paul new Orleans new York Oklahoma City Phoenix Pittsburgh St Louis Salt Lake City san Antonio Sault St. Marie Seattle Washington am Sunset 66 28 54 37 39 to 75 57 12 la 31 2b 68 57 50 23 52 22 22 20 60 36 73 50 40 15 73 49 64 39 68 36 62 37 73 53 65 44 69 57 70 38 28 15 70 51 20 13 68 42 72 50 25 23 65 35 33 19 72 50 of 04 45 32 34 29 now you know by United press International the potato first cultivate for eating in Britain in the 16th Century is now one of the worlds eight main food crops near crash reported by Braniff Dallas up investigators say a Braniff passenger plane making a Landing approach at the Dallas fort Worth regional Airport swerved at the last moment to Avert a collision with a Small private plane Frank Schretter a National transportation Board investigator said thursday the two planes came a was dose As you could get and still miss a Schretter said the pilots of the Boeing 727 and the Piper Aztec were flying at an Altitude of 5 300 feet wednesday about three Miles West of Acif Csoti Airport when they discovered they were on a collision course. The smaller plane had taken off from addition immediately prior to the incident a the Braniff Pilot estimated they were 200 feet apart and the Pilot of the Aztec estimated they were 300 feet apart when they saw each other and banked sharply Quot Schretter said the Jet was flying at about 280 Miles an hour Quot the Braniff Pilot threw the Airliner into a banking turn of Between 45 and 60 degrees but passengers were wearing their safety belts. Schretter said the Only injury in the incident was suffered by a stewardess who received scratches and bruises a she was checking safety belts and was thrown off balance a he said the Federal official said the smaller aircraft had climbed 300 feet into a a control zone without receiving the required clearance a there s a possibility that he was t watching his Altitude or that he altimeter was faulty a he said tile Federal aviation administration began a separate investigation into the incident investigators considered the near crash one of the Mort serious since the huge air terminal began functioning two years ago russian Mutiny reported Hamburg Wert Germany up the West German newspaper Bild said today the 60-Man Crew of a warship of the soviet Baltic Fleet mutinied nov 8 and tried to sail to Sweden the newspaper said soviet submarines and helicopters caught the vessel before it left soviet territorial Waters and it was brought to Riga where the Crew was interned the newspaper said it based its dispatch on reports of fishermen and tourists and an analysis of soviet military publications. It said the incident was common knowledge in the latvian City of Riga intelligence sources in West Germany said they could not confirm the report. A it is possible but not very Likely Quot one source said by Daniel f. Gilmore Washington up a former network news correspondent has confirmed reports he supplied the Fri with information while working abroad. Two congressional committees Are investigating the role of reporters and news organizations in foreign intelligence gathering Sam a. Jaffe said thursday he had told Senate investigators he supplied the Fri with intelligence information without pay during foreign affairs reporting assignments for lbs and. Later Abc. But he said he was never an employee of either the Fri or Cia other american reporters a some of them prominent May have worked with the intelligence agencies for pay and congressional i Vestiga Bons if pursued Are Likely to a blow the lid off their activities. Jaffe said in a Telephone interview a this is Only the tip of the iceberg a he said indicating the committees have names and details of reporters who had posed As legitimate correspondents abroad but who actually were camouflaged agents or in the pay of american intelligence chairman Jack Brooks a Tex said his House government operations committee had voted to subpoena Ria global communications itt world communications and Western Union International As Well As four Fri agents and an official of the National Security Agency on the Issue of spying by u s intelligence agencies on International Cable traffic including press cables the investigation was prompted by a disclosure last fall in a subcommittee headed by rep Bella Abzug. In that the Fri and Asa had had Access a apparently with cooperation of the companies a to International Cable traffic since world War i Jaffe who worked for lbs from 1955 to 1961 and then for Abc until 1965. Described his closed door testimony to the Senate intelligence committee and said a i never wilfully entered into any relations with the Fri and i never received any remuneration for information they requested. A Jaffe said a and i never worked for the Cia either and have a letter from the Cia director i William cold by to prove it i also naturally refused an offer from a soviet official in new York to work for pay for them the Washington port reported in today a editions that a draft report of the House Inteia Grace mrs. Dierlam coordinator for Ford mrs Marjorie Dierlam of Brownsville is the congressional District coordinator of District 15 the announcement was made jointly by senator John Tower and Anne Armstrong co chairmen of the president Ford committee in Texas mrs. Dierlam will coordinate an intensive grassroots carry pain assist in recruiting county Ford chairmen and in forming county fwd steering committees she will also chair the congressional District committee meeting which will pick Ford delegates whose names will appear on the May primary ballot. A resident of Texas for 23 years mrs Dierlam attended the University of new Hampshire is part president of the Wert Brownsville Garden dub is a nationally accredited Flower show judge a member of the planning and zoning commission of the qty of Brownsville and was recently appointed to the historic zoning committee of that City. Mrs. Dierlam is the Republican state committee woman for the 27th senatorial District and served As vice chairman of the Republican party of Cameron county from 1969 to 1974, founded the Republican workers club of Brownsville and is a past president of that organization. She has been Active in Republican Campaign activities since 1962 mrs. Dierlam and her husband Manning a Marine Surveyor have two children David 19 and Elizabeth 15 they Are residents of Brownsville Texas. Committee says the Cia had la full time agents working abroad last year posing As journalists for american and foreign news organizations. It said the report did not identify either the agents or the organizations the port quoted the report As saying a the free flow of information vital to a responsible and credible press has been threatened As a result of Cia s use of the world Media for cover and for Clandestine information gathering Birds attack Story doubted Eagle pass. Tex. Up police say a report of an attack by a big Bird Quot is probably based More on superstition than on fact but a doctor who treated the Man s wounds in t so Aire or Arturo Bates said thursday the wounds of his patient. Francisco Magallanez 21. Were real regardless of the Man s report that he was attacked by a six foot tall Catlike creature with a pig face and huge red eyes the doctor said Magallanez suffered gouges eight to 12 centimetres Long and from one half to one and one half centimetres deep on the Back portion of Aach shoulder a i m sure they could have been caused by about anything. Batres said a but they Are very Peculiar sort of wounds a just the two one on each shoulder he s not a Small fellow he a about 5-8, 5-9 maybe fairly Broad shouldered so that the Span Between the two is fairly considerable they Are vertical so they were either done up and Down or Down and up Ca pm Donald Smith however thinks its just a matter of time before Magallanez a big Bird Quot Story is disprove t Don t believe there s Gong to be very much to it Quot he said Quot i believe if you dig into some of your Mexico customs your voodoo and Black magic any of those beliefs some people believe satan or demons Cane out in the body of a Bat with a Bat face Quot there have Beer numerous reports of big Bird in South Texas during recent weeks the description of the creature Malla Ganez gave officials of this Community near the mexican Border was similar to a report made a week before try a Man in Raymondville Tex Smith said when Malla Ganez was released from the Hospital police plan to interrogate him again and hoped he would submit voluntarily to a polygraph test he said several items including a piece of fur or Feather found in the victim s Yard would be processed through a crime Laboratory Joseph Carl Powell Joseph Carl Powell. 71. Of 375 Media Luna Apt no 1406 bed thursday at Brownsville medical Center a native of Clio Tex he had been a Brownsville resident Fajo years he was a member of St Mary s Catholic Church and Veteran of world wan one and two survivors include his we mrs Elizabeth Powell of Brownsville a sister. Mane Clem of Dallas a Niece and two nephews funeral services Are panting and will be announced by Darling mouser John h. Cameron John Hubert Bert Cameron. 70, of 355 Jacaranda died today at Brownsville medical Center a native of sprouts nip. Nc., he had been a Brownsville resident for 28 years he built Valley ice and fuel and Marine ways and Bort repair and was employed there until his retirement he was in the shrimp business for Many years and was a member of the first United methodist Church of Brownsville survivors include hts wife mrs guilds Cameron of Brownsville a son. John forts Cameron of Houston two daughters. Mrs. Linda Clay comb of Dallas and miss Martha Cameron of Houston a sister mrs. Ray Blake of Boston. Mass. And two grand children Laura and Usa Claycomb both of Dallas funeral services will be held saturday at 1 30 pm at daring mouser Chapel with Rev Paul Grout officiating mrs. Marta Alvear mrs Marta Alvear 57. Of Olmito died today at her residence. Survivors include a daughter Josefina mares of Olmito four Brothers. Jose Maria Alvear of Brownsville Paulo Ruben and Baldemar Alvear All of Matamoros two Sisters refugia de in Cerda and Concepcion Alvear both of san Benito nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren a Rosary will be said today at 8 at Trevino Delta Chapel. Funeral services will be held saturday at 2 at heavenly father Catholic Church with interment at la Palma cemetery a Hank t. Buchanan Kingsville Frank t Buchanan to a former resident of Brownsville died thursday morning in Kingsville Hospital. Buchanan was co owner of Central drugs and Graylow drugs in Brownsville from 1955 until 1965 he had been a resident of Kingsville since 1940 funeral services Are set a 2 pm today in Piper Foieri Home Man freed after blast in elevator Milwaukee Mich up a a Workman trapped a 13 hours in the rubble of a Grain elevator following an explosion and fire was freed by Rescue workers Early today the Accident killed at least four persons and injured 12. Two of them critically one per son was missing cause of the explosion was ukr investigation among the injured audion ties said was Larry fess. 24, a Saginaw maintenance worker pinned amid tons of Concrete and Metal debris atop a Grain storage silo he was pulled from the debris Early today because of the danger of More debris collapsing on him. Volunteers used their Bare hands to pull away the nibble As darkness fell i this Saginaw county Community of 2.076 on the Banks of the Saginaw River and temperatures plunged to Aero doctors Volunteer Iron workers and police fought to free fess doctors said the weather was so cold it froze liquid foods they were trying to feed fess intravenously me hours after the explosion. Onlookers saw a Crane swing a Man away from the top of the tank where fess was caught some applauded Tomk Trig fess was Safe later police said the Man was a Rescue worker suffering from exposure it was another four hours before fess actually was freed the explosion shattered much j the Grain elevator Complex which included 36 Grain storage silos and a combination elevator and work area soaring 240 feet above ground Brownsville medical Center dismissals Brownsville Evangelina g. Puente Vaino Johnson Dwight e Baker Jose Angel de Leon Emerto Perez Ana Puentes Rosa Maria Rodriguez Leonardo Garcia Maria f. Huantes Rafaela Leal Diana Martinez. Lydia n. Correa Marsha Brown births or. And mrs. Ramiro Rodriguez girl Jan 22 or. And mrs Peter c. Gilman boy Jan 22
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