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Del Rio News-Herald (Newspaper) - April 21, 1974, Del Rio, Texas Microfilm inc Del Roans find going rough at regional Del Rio news Herald sunday 47th year number 28 20ccopy Del Rio Texas 78840 sunday morning april phone 7761551 50 pages in five sections Louisiana voters Okay new state Constitution Victory margin very substantial lab Homecoming maj Gen Frank m Madsen left headed a list of distinguished past commanders at a dinner in their Honor at the Laughlin officers club saturday night seated Here with the general Are left to right Debbie Nic Gill the 1974 miss laugh in colonel Harry Falls commander of the 47th flying training Wing at the base and mrs 150 friends and Well wishers were on hand to Welcome the former commanders Back to Laughlin and the Del Rio area u s air Force photo past commanders return by Jerry Estill associated press writer new Orleans a alter an let hour flurry of dveand4ake Ever property taxes Louisiana voters approved a Nen state Constitution saturday by a substantial Gin the Nen Constitution which replaces a version already amended More than 500 ment limitation on private Homes and a 15 per cent ment rate on business property although the new document was More than a year in the writing the main Issue in the final Days before saturdays statewide referendum boiled Down to whether its tax provi Sions would be Good or bad for the state the voters decision Means the state will discard its 000word Constitution second longest in the nation with a concise document with of the states precincts reporting the vote 31o73 in favor of the new Constitution against the new Constitution the vote was on a simple yes Orno basis for the Stit ution As a whole with voters also asked to choose Between two alternatives for a system to administer higher education they approved alternate a Widen sets up five separate boards of education Over Nate b which would have Elded Only two boards with Zim of the states precincts reporting on the cation alternatives the vote was alternate a alternate alternate a would set up five separate boards of education and was the one favored by the Louisiana state University Board of supervisors since it would retain their autonomous alternate b would provide Only two boards one for Centary and secondary Tion and another to administer colleges and universities the Constitution As a whole was carrying most heavily in the metropolitan new Orleans area which contains roughly on third of All the states ers its Homecoming at lab nearly 150 golfers and their wives Joines in a Welcome saturday night for several of Laughlin fast commanders who were Here for the third annual commanders invitational Golf tournament the dinner was held at the Laughlin officers open mess col Harry Falls Wing commander put out the official red carpet honouring around town by Imajo Fleetwood or and mrs Bill Mccarson and their children Kay Lynn and Nell Ann Mccanon left monday for their Home in Houston after spending the easter holidays with her parents or and in j Fred Humphreys in Constock mrs Mccanon and the girls spent a week in Constock before they were joined by Bill Mccanon he and Kay Lynn fished alone the Pecos portion of Lake Amistad and Kay Lynn caught her limit last year in Houston she won the trans co fishing award Frank and Maudell Tuson left saturday for new York to join a 30day tour of the Middle East they flew from san Antonio to new York and plan to visit seven countries before flying Home they will Fly from new York to Cairo and will visit Elhennon Syria Jordan Israel Turkey and Greece they plan to leave the tour in Greece to go on a fou Day cruise of the greek islands quests of or and in Telesforo Vann this weekend include or and mrs Joe Rodrifues of san Antonio and their family the vanns reside mrs Effie Mae Bilbrey of san Angelo arrived saturday to visit Are Ion and daughter inlaw or and in Stanble Lurty and her grandson Charles who is seven months old this is in Bilbreys list visit to Pel Rio l mrs Fred Nelson and her sister in Barnett Adams in Fri Fig Irene Rolan parties fish frys Wiener roasts and similar activities while his wife is in Florida tickets for the All sports banquet Are still available at both Banks to Cable the Del Rio High school office and will even be available at the door on the night of the banquet monday night at the Del Rio civic Center a program for each 8th grader to receive a certificate of promotion is sponsored by the Del Rio Junior High school Parent teacher association and a Coke party for each 8th Grade Home room is being planned the Pat solicits the Aid of mothers from each Home room mrs Rudy Robles is chairman of the committee and May be called at 7753044 or 7752798 by those willing to help the activities Are planned for the end of the school year and plans must be completed for presentation at the last Pat meeting of the year May 6 Ray Paredes is chairman of the committee planning the june 14 Celebration to Mark the 50th anniversary of the Rev Nicolas diez in the Priesthood donations Are being solicited in our lady of Guadalupe and St Josephs parishes for the Guadalupe Par Shinen May be Given to Joe Guerra Frank Cueuas Senovio Reyes Tottino Guzman Manuel Polanco Miguel Cantu Abelardo Ramirez Ricardo Hernandez or Eleodoro Martinez for St Joseph Juan Gomez Doroteo Ortiz donation Gomez David Maldonado Gonzalo de Luna Lupe Ortiz Veido the officers who had returned to the site of their former commands heading the list of former Laughlin ites was maj Gen ret Frank m Madsen and mrs Madsen since the generals retirement earlier this year the mad Sens have been living in san Antonio in a Brief message to the gathering general Madsen referred to Del Rio As his second Home he said that he and mrs Madsen often wished that they had joined those former Laughlin ites who were smart enough to make this City their permanent retirement Home col John Harvey a base commander during the time that the strategic air command was at the base said that he looked Forward with eager anticipation each year to the commanders see lab Page 7a Dallas morning news endorses Dolph Briscoe Dallas Cap the Dallas morning ens has endorsed the nomination of Dolph Briscoe As the democratic candidate for governor in May 4 primary elections theneus made its support of gov Briscoe Public in an Edito rial in its sunday edition the newspaper said it was recommending Briscoe re nomination Over his opponent Frances fare Thott because the governor has Given Ity to sound business ment in the state fiscal affairs and intends to see that Texas government lives within its the news added due largely to his leadership the Texas legislature has reinstated the death to revised the penal code tightened punishment for drug offenders and avoided a tax weather Del Rio and Vicinity decreasing cloudiness sunday winds Westerly minimum temperature sunday in the mid60s maximum temperature in the upper 80s maximum temperature saturday 85 minimum 66 maximum temperature Friday 89 minimum 65 time of Sunrise sunday time of Sunset Amistad report Amistad Elevation saturday morning was a decrease of 01 from Friday depth of the water at Amistad dam was Down 01 water storage amounted to acre feet a decrease of 688 acre feet water surface measured acres Index classified crossword dear deaths Public ranch women news aggie Muster today approximately 80 Are expected to attend the traditional aggie Muster sponsored by the Del Rio a students of Texas uni Venity sunday in the Del Rio civic Center Barbecue will be served at 7 sunday with the supper to be catered Charles l Stewart is president of the aggie in Del Rio and David Winters is the Secretary treasurer former students All Over the world traditionally Mark april 81 Tor their Muster when the Roll of deceased aggie is called As a memorial John l Dodson who was killed in a plane crash earlier this year was to have been the chairman for this years mutter aggie Muster held Irful Uvalde will be held Fred Nelson who wow Dan Gaia Leone Martinez or Joe Rio said he is Tor other a scheduled in e musters Are he area at Eagle fetus and Uvalde the annually sunday at the City of Uvalde Fairgrounds according to Gary Grill in Secretary treasurer of the Romiz Atin Griffin stated the Muster will begin at this evening with a Barbecue dinner being served Price per plate at the dinner has been Griffin also stated that off Cen for the coming year will be elected at that time former students of Texas uni Venity living in Maverick county will assemble sunday for the annual aggie Muster a time to Honor the passing of comrades the 8 meeting will be held at the John h Jones farm near Eagle pats reports Muster chairman John h Jones the aggie Muster dates Back to 1903 and has been held annually since that time Jones said More than 350 musters will be held around the world this Texas my former students live or work during wan the aggie have mustered in Foxholes on the Battlefield aboard ships in air planes and in medical hospitals during world War ii the aggie mustered on Corregidor shortly before the japanese captured the Island this year musters Are scheduled at every major military base in the world including Southeast Asia the ceremony is the same at every location the aggie pay their respects to those who Are absent when the names of the honoured dead Are called from the Muster of the deceased answers pan american director waiting to Welcome and Register guests at the annual pah american round table Buffet at san Felipe country club saturday night is mrs Ernest Worley director miniature flags of the american republics decorate the table and mrs Worley is attired in a dress from Mexico a Large number of members husbands and guests attended the colourful function including a delegation from Ciudad Acuna Mexico news Herald photo City rejects Park bids As too High by Roberto Ochoa news Herald staff the Del Rio City Council Friday night determined that construction of Buena Vista Park remains Only a plan because construction companies Are bidding Way above the cites head for the Parks contract in other City action the Council okayed prohibited parking along the downtown portion of Garfield Avenue with reservations and passed a Resolution to the Texas Highway department requesting that Del Rio receive per feared status in plans to reroute interstate Highway 27 out of Lubbock three construction company bids were opened during the special meeting in the municipal building two Only for the building of the olympic sized swimming Pool in the Park project and one for erection of All the 17 acre Park facilities but Council decided to delay a final decision on the Low bid for the swimming Pool so As not to jeopardize the other facilities with the greatly diminished funds at this Point the City can Only afford to pay about for the Park that is the estimated Cost for the Park made by the planning architect Low bid for the swimming Pool was presented by Seaside pools of Texas out of Mesquite for or if a training area and wading Pool Are included be asides first Pool bid at a March 13 Council meeting was for Lane construction co out of Corpus Christ offered a bid of As Cost to build the entire Park facility including the swimming Pool that still about Over what the City has received from Grants to pay for the whole Park City manager James Hester said the question of accepting the Low Pool bid will require a determination from the funding agencies he would consult with Parks and wildlife representatives to learn what can be done about the High bids so far it looks As though the original projected Cost for Only the Parks basketball court has fallen near the bidders Price tag close to in a letter to the City Council the Texas Highway department said work on Spur 239 alternate route into Mexico will soon Start it adds that in order to expedite construction of the Spur route in addition to an elevated pedestrian overpass connecting the Garfield schools parking will have to be restricted from Washington St to the City limits on Las Vacas the question of what effect the prohibited parking would have on businesses along the Way was brought up so the Council favored passing the Highway departments recommendation with reservations particularly in the parking area parallel to the school tax office Hester mentioned 26 parking meters May be pulled out along the stretch but added the City is not permanently bound to the restricted parking measure the final Okay will come after police chief j r Koog or and City traffic coordinator Don Ellis Are consulted according to Council discussion the Highway project includes widening portions of Garfield and Las Vacas into four lanes to open up the last leg of Spur route 239 the City voted to sell a Small 21 acre parcel of City owned land adjacent to the International Bridge the county which is having to Purchase 50 per cent of the right of Way involved in the alternate route project offered for the piece of land Council approved the Sale and voted affirmatively to return some of the Money to help pay the county half the other half is paid by the state Highway department Hester reported to the Council that the county has agreed to pave Farley Lane the county will provide labor and material Cost for the paving project which Hester said would Benefit its use As a cattle transport route a number of agencies have attempted to get an Extension of interstate Highway 27 out of Lubbock according to Hester one which would go through big Springs and san Angelo and finally terminate in Sonora and another which would end up in Uvalde but City Council voted unanimously for the first planned Extension because the North South shipment of Oil products is in that area and if the Highway Extension were to end up in Sonora theres

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