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Del Rio News-Herald (Newspaper) - June 27, 1976, Del Rio, Texas Welcome to Del Rio rotary District is Crim Stop 7755111 Cri Iii ctn for 7750571 49th year number 84 Del Rio news Herald phone 7751551 Del Rio Texas 78840 sunday morning june 27 1976 3sc copy 40 pages in five sections Piedras Negros commandos Here Fer arraignment tuesday by Fidel Garcia news Herald staff an Emmarine and an automobile Salesman Are scheduled to appear before District judge John h Wood or Here tuesday to answer charges stemming from an assault on the Piedras Negros Mexico jail in which 14 american prisoners were freed on March 12 Donald Floyd Fielden 29 and William Mccoy Mill 32 both of Dallas Are charged with illegally importing a firearm from the United states to Mexico both Are currently free on Bonds government prosecuting attorneys contend the two exported a 12gaugc Shotgun used in the jail raid the indictment returned by a san Antonio Federal grand jury on May 18 alleges the gun was taken from Ragle pass across the Border to Piedras Negros Mexico on the Day of the raid Fielden an Emmarine who served in Vietnam and has no previous felony convictions is the self professed Leader of a Trio of armed men who assaulted police at the Piedras Negros jail during the Early morning hours of March 12 around town by Imajo Fleetwood or John t King president of Housto Tillotson College in Austin will preach at the morning worship service in Del Rios first United methodist Church sunday at or King who has just completed a fou year term As conference la Leader will make a report on the recent general conference held in Portland mrs Andrew Bode underwent surgery thursday in the Anderson clinic in Houston she is doing Well members of her family reported and she is in room 210a of the Hospital she has a Telephone in her room her number is 7137923735 mrs Lillian Munroe of Long Beach is visiting in Del Rio with her Soninlaw and daughter or and mrs Robert Warren Robb and William Robb Iii spent two Days in Houston at the steel building systems seminar they returned Home thursday Caff and mrs Wade l Paton of Las vegas and their sons Jaime Eric and Brett Are visiting in Del Rio As guests of or and mrs Jesse Villarreal 202 Cochran the patrons will leave for England in August also Here from new Jersey Are or and mrs Randy urby a Day Camp staff meeting will be held monday at 10 in the girl scout hut a cookout is planned for those who wish to stay for lunch unit plans for the week of Day Camp will be made at the meeting leaders urge All girl scouts to get their applications in by july 1 to mrs Gerald Deakin Day Camp director the dates for Day Camp Are july 1923 and the Cost is guests of or and mrs Salomon Riojas Are or and mrs Julian Riojas or of Union City with their daughter mrs Lydia ram of Milpitas and her son Louie Kathy Groomer has returned from girl spout Camp to Jan Van in the Hill country she participated in horseback Riding canoeing and swimming and was recognized As the Best camper she is a member of Junior girl scout troop 196 and her parents Are or and mrs George Groomer a dinner for All unaccompanied air Force personnel will be Given by the officers wives club and the noncommissioned officers wives club june 29 in the recreation Center at lab the dinner is planned for 7 own and no wives clubs will provide bread vegetables salads and desserts with the base providing the meat no charge will be made for the dinner and reservations Are not required a very valuable ring with diamonds was found about june 13 in the Street near the base Nursery at Laughlin air Force base the owner May claim it by identifying the ring additional information is available from 2983292 cats and dogs Are available for Homes free to anyone who will care for them see around town Page 7 a Fielden hns said Dallas psychologist Sterling b Davis financed the Mission to free his son Sterling Davis or Davis also has said he paid Fielden for freeing his son the younger Davis was charged in Mexico with Possession of nearly 170 pounds of marijuana most of the other freed americans were being held on drug related charges the mexican guards were held at gunpoint while members of the Trio opened cell doors and the american men and women fled two blocks to the Rio Gran de to Texas some prisoners swam the River others ran across the International Bridge to Eagle pass Fielden and Hill Are scheduled to enter pleas during a arraignment session set for 10 asst John Pinckney earlier further in formation would be presented in the Case when the Federal grand jury convened Here he said More indictments were pass ibo the Lel Rio division Federal grand jury is expected to report Here at tuesday Fielden and Hill Are among nine defendants scheduled to enter pleas in connection with five separate cases others scheduled to appear for the h arraignment session in the Federal court Are Felix Solo Luera in of san Diego charged with conspiracy to possess for distribution and Possession approximately amphetamine tablets Prisc Lilii Torres 24 of Killeen and Lydia Maldonado Torres 22 of Waco charged with six counts each of transporting illegal aliens Charles Lewis Shipman 52 of Highlands charged with possessing and importing some 51 pounds of marijuana into the United slates for awl Ysidro l Ulalio m and her Nardo Barrera Ksn Ivel i All of san Antonio Cna god with conspiring to transport aliens and l2 counts can of Iran sporting aliens five other defendants Are scheduled to appear Iti i he us District court tuesday morning for pre trial hearings prior to the arraignment session those defendants Are Ramon f Herrera Del Rio youth charged with assaulting a Federal officer Serge or Tichun Andre 211 and Jean Charles Houchan 4tt All of Canada charged with conspiring to import and possess marijuana for do Stribula Lon and with aiding and abetting the Possession of marijuana for distribution and Ito Dolfo kurts i 111 of pass charged with Iran porting seven illegal mexican sport i r aliens the five defendants entered pleas of innocent to respective charges during an april 27 Federal court session Here in the afternoon court session scheduled for four persons previously convicted of separate offences on their guilty pleas Are set to appear for sentencing appearing for sentencing on convictions shown Are Abolino Tran sport ing alien Aii urn f mores conspiracy to possess marijuana for distribution doctor Heck Era Villanuova transporting an illegal alien and 5wk Albert Canfield Sim ple Possession of marijuana selection of Petit juries if needed will to held with Tom reporting of a new jury at 2 tuesday weather Del Rio and Vicinity mostly late night and Early morning cloudiness otherwise partly Cloudy warm and humid with Chance for showers and Thunder showers through monday minimum temperature 70 maximum temperature sunday and monday in the mid90s winds from the Southeast at 8 to 16 Miles per hour and Gusty in and near the thundershowers maximum temperature saturday 95 probability of rain 30 per cent sunday and 20 per cent sunday night time of Sunrise time of Sunset Amistad report Amistad Elevation saturday morning was an increase of 01 Over Friday depth of the water at Amistad dam was feet up 01 water storage saturday morning amounted to acre feet which was an increase of 644 acre feet water surface measured acres saturday up 8 acres downstream flow was unchanged at cubic feet per second Index business finance c of c classified a Public ranch news servicemen to talk of women news youth news 12a a Surprise storm lashes Del Rio scattered areas sustain damage by Don Bryant and Fidel Garcia news Herald staff a Surprise storm that developed late saturday Elxnit 10 or 15 Miles South of the Rio Grande in Mexico struck Del Rio a damaging blow shortly after h it brought a deluge of rain in parts of the City High winds gusted As High As 45 Miles per hour at Del Rio International Airport hardest hit area was in san Felipe where winds of near Tornado velocity Tore up carports uprooted Trees and caused damage to the cast Wall of memorial stadium the National weather ser vice office in Del Rio said the storm was divided into two cells the main part of one of the cells was Between Down town Del Rio and Laughlin air Force base the other could be observed Over Ciudad Acuna and travelled North from there through ranch country West of Del Rio rainfall at the National weather service at the Airport was 42 Inch and was undoubtedly heavier in the cast Side of the City downtown streets were flooded for a time and other areas such As san Felipe had heavy rainfall that briefly filled streets from curb to curb Central Power and Light co had reports of fallen lines blown transformers and damages flooding their service Center general Telephone co was plagued with line troubles in some areas and Cable television service was disrupted Crews were dispatched immediately to troubled areas and sightseers were warned to wat Bob Corley to file Challenge monday midlands l Bob Corley of Midland told the Del Rio news Herald saturday afternoon that his lawyer Iii of Midland will go to Austin monday to contest the seating of mrs Delia of Del Rio As a Delegate to the democratic National convention Corley contends that since mrs Carmen Gutierrez of Del Rio who was one of the three delegates elected to represent the 25th senatorial District in the presidential primary was found ineligible because she is not a citizen that he Corley who finished fourth should be declared elected mrs Delia Gonsalez was elected As an alternate Delegate at last weekends democratic state convention in Houston and was elevated to Delegate to replace mrs Gutierrez by the Texas delegation to the National democratic convention in a meeting following the state convention co Leys lawyer Lehmann said he will go to Austin and request a meeting with Texas Secretary of state Mark White monday in an Effort to resolve the Issue Lohmann indicated he has been in Contact with Whites office if it cannot be resolved without Legal action Lohmann said he will file suit in the state District court in Travis county monday against Secretary of state Mark White and the state democratic executive committee Lohmann said the suit will seek an injunction against the initial certification of mrs Carmen Gutierrez election As Delegate Lohmann contends that both Federal and state Law is Clear on the Point that mrs Gutierrez was ineligible to seek the office As a result of her mexican citizenship therefore says Lohmann the proper course of action would have been to declare her election null and void Corley who was listed As a Wallace Delegate received the fourth highest number of votes and with mrs Gutierrez votes not counted he would have been elected he explains the other two Carter delegates elected were Tom Henderson former aide to congressman Robert Krueger who now works Tor comptroller Bob Bullock in Austin but maintains his voting address in Ingram and Linda Shoemaker a san Antonio school teacher state rep Susan Mcbee of Del Rio who was also on the ballot As an unsuccessful Bentsen Delegate has declined from entering the controversy the Only other person from the 25th senatorial District going to the National convention in new York As a Delegate or alternate is gov Dolph Briscoe of Uvalde who was one of the 32 a Large delegates elected at the stale convention to be added to the 98 elected in the primary cd for fallen Power lines some Hail was reported on main Street but it could not to confirmed in the part of the City hit hardest there was trash in the streets tree limbs Over turned trash cans and other damage on Avenue f some storm damage was noted to business firms including big b Thrift store Ace hardware portable building a window in Honda of Del Rio and lights were off at Gibsons the department of Public safety office lost its radio communications to local patrol units about 9 and up until late saturday was having All its Calls relayed through the sheriffs office with the police radio also open to relay communications for the Dps the Dps dispatcher said there was no warning of the storm he said the Only War Ning we had was when one of our patrolmen drove to the of fice and said it looked like we were going to get Preston Briggs 101 Glendale reported the wind turned Over a 2mool Barge and trailer in his driveway he said it broke some windows on it the Barge but other than that i cant Tell he said when asked How badly the Barge was damaged the wind blew some trash cans away and also look objects such As Barbecue he said there was no other apparent damage in the neigh in Rhood As far As he could Tell he also said the electrical appeared to on Glan Dule South of Crestline Street a woman caller from the we Block of Avenue s reported Power went out on the entire Block she said there was no apparent damage but said the children Are scared and Are starting to the Dps said it received a Call from the National weather service Atman Antonio advising Del Rio was under a severe weather warning until 10 the Call came at about and he said the san an Tonio news office said it had lost Contact with the National weather service office at Del Rio the Dps dispatcher Ken Neth Woodcliff said when they told me of the severe weather watch 1 told them i Hope it was the one that just went through mrs Bernard Pitts 700 e Lith St reported a tree was uprooted at the Back Yard of her Home the Only other damage she reported was two Lawn chairs under the tree patrolman Tom Tomanelli Liaison officer for the emergency radio system said most of the groups Volunteer cobers were out on the streets during the storm relaying information of trouble Soots in the Dity Ernesto Mustangs baseball team business manager said a Power line fell near the Entrance of Roosevelt Park shortly after the downpour started he said players and fans had already left the stadium and there were no injuries he added half the lights in the Ball Park were out the game was in the seventh in Ning and Del Rio won 80 police in Ciudad Acuna told the news Herald that Acuna got a Trace of refreshing rain and some fairly Strong other than that we had no problems just a Little rain and a police spokesman said sign destroyed powerful winds ripped this sign off the front awning of the big b Thrift store on Avenue f just North of Sears news Herald photo narrow escape Trinidad Torres his wife and daughter had just driven into their driveway at 1501 Gillis when the wind uprooted this huge Mesquite tree taking a Palm tree with it Landing on the Back end o1 one was Hurt news Herald photo stadium lights destroyed three football lights Tum bled to the ground at the memorial stadium on the freshman Campus during the heavy windstorm that struck the City saturday night picture shows one of the Light standards a building inside the Field was badly damaged almost wow wit the East Fence and building blocks covered part of Street on the East Side of the stadium news 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