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Del Rio News-Herald (Newspaper) - May 12, 1974, Del Rio, Texas Martha Pena crowned Brackett Frontu cd manc Box 454j6 Dallas tfx 7s23s i Ftp Del Rio news Herald sunday 47th year number 48 phone 7761861 Del Rio Texas 78840 sunday morning May Al 1974 20c copy 38 pages in pour sections around town by Imajo plot Wood Marvin Ratliff u improving at is Home 201 e 7th where it is recovering following tit Ranry with him Tor the weekend Are his and daughters inlaw or and in Marron a fluff or and or and in Ronalt rate mfr a of san Antonio the american cancer society Board will Matt monday at in the Rosw Efi hotel or and mrs Abel Ortiz left Friday afternoon for Houston to attend commencement exercises at Texas Southern University Filemon Ortiz or received his Law degree saturday his parents or and mrs Filemon Ortiz St with his sister mrs Norma Powell and his Niece Renee Powell accompanied by and in Abel Ortiz to Houston for the commencement Lavonne Tilloson with the welfare department visited friends Here Friday night and saturday she had attended a workshop in Austin after working in Wichita Falls and she left saturday for that City she will go from there to Lubbock for an assignment ground breaking for offices at St Josephs will be held sunday after the mass on mothers Day the offices will be built on Wemett Street a Barbecue will be held outdoors at the site after the groundbreaking slated for about noon weather Del Rio and Vicinity partly Doudy through monday continued warm winds from the Northeast at 8 to 18 Miles per hour minimum temperature sunday in the mld50s maximum temperature sunday and monday in the upper 90s maximum temperature saturday 67 minimum 62 degrees Amis Tad report Amistad Elevation saturday Mol of was an increase of 01 from Friday depth of the water at Amistad dam was feet up 01 water storage amounted to acre feet an increase of 690 acre feet water surface measured acres up 8 acres downstream flow saturday was cubic feet per second Friday the flow was cubic feet per second Index classified crossword dear 5b a Kennel Public ranch women Ford says he told Nixon government will not sink gives support to president Acuna to build new bullring special to the news Herald Ciudad Acuna group of local businessmen Friday pledged nearly half of the needed to build a new bullring Here the croup was formed Hen at a meeting which was held at los Alpes Motel with the members pledging from to the groups aim now is to raise its membership to 100 who will pledge 5u members have already signed in support of the Effort the new bullring destined to be named la Macarena will be constructed on a two acre site which was donated by Jesus Maria Ramon or the site is located near the Industrial Park on Amistad Lake Road flans also Are underway to sell seats on a seasonal basis to businesses and citizens of both Quad Acuna and dal Rio by Raymond Holbrook Agio cited Praia writer political parties in Texas Bald their county and District convert Loni saturday with the Democrat at usual staging a number of political Akin feat that com be repeated at the state convention to september Early and incomplete report indicate that while the ser Vattie forces of gov Dolph Briscoe Ulii probably end up in control they will be facing some Strong opposition from both the Liberal faction and Portera of Alabama gov George Wallace some of the Day conventions which started Ai Early As 10 were Itell going Strong near Sundown and the final outcome probably want petted until after the night vent Tona in a number of the larger cities Liberal won a major Skirm ii when they dominated All six District convention in Houston and hard county which will have 802 of toe delegates at the state convention in aus tin at Austin it appeared that the Travis county delegation will be almost evenly divided among conservatives liberals and uncontested delegates m Dallas county where the District conventions continued until Nightfall the Briscoe forces were encountering stiff challenges from the Wallace forces in a number of the smaller counties such As Gregg Gray son Erath and Carso the democrats pledged their port to Briscoe even though the delegations to Austin will in clude a Spring till of liberals and Wal bultes the Republican conventions were quieter affairs but one at Houston had a Stellar speaker vice president Gerald Ford who warned us listeners that a possible legislative ship could develop to the United states if the Democrat obtain overwhelm tog control of Congress a number of the Republican county and District conventions passed resolutions defending president Nixon and blasting critics who would impeach him or demand his Reda Uon Ard county Republican at big Spring passed a Resoff Fon tog that Nixon had been elected for four years and that it should not be shortened cause of the news Media or Public opinion there were a scattering of la Rasa Unida and american to conventions at Austin the rata Unida convention voted Down a Resolution asking for the president to resign and then gave whelming approval to one de Mand tog that he be impeached and removed from office the american county convention to Midland one of its relatively Strong areas had Only 12 Delegate state chair Man Skees said he mated at attended Ameri can party precinct conventions to the state a week ago about 10 per cent of the number needed on petitions to get the party on the ballot for the no vember general elections the Midland county group endorsed Sam Mcdonnell of Dallas Tor governor resolutions opposed parimutuel betting and a state income tax and favored the right Law Midland republicans passed a Resolution expressing appreciation to president Nixon for his service and support for him at the same time they at tacked what they called biased news reporting about certain industries and individuals the gop to Midland also urged Congress to support the 011 depletion tax allowable and a free Oil Gas Market it urged the state gop to Institute a Rule prohibiting elected party officials from taking part to any primary saying such a provision greatly strengthened the republicans to Ca Fomia the party opposed any form of National medical programs state rep Tom Craddick Midland gop keynote Spaker said he does not believe the new Constitution has a change of being approved by the legis lature because so Many controversial provision won by such a slim majority they never can tet a two4hirds vote grassroots voting hand vote had to be signified Over a Resolution Issue saturday afternoon delegates to the Val verde county convention held their business outside of the county courthouse news Herald photo Val verde demos hold grassroots meeting Val verde county democrats called their biennial meeting saturday afternoon a real grassroots when no one showed up to open the courthouse they met on the Lawn it was a harmonious affair which elected delegation to the state democratic convention including anyone present who desired to go and ranging in philosophy from Ultra Liberal to arc conserva Tive but no question was left that the delegation headed by county democratic chairman Dorothy Gurley fully supported gov Dolph Briscoe and party the Only Issue which might remotely resemble a controversy came on a Resolution hich noted that the country was enduring shame and sorrow and that the House judiciary committee should proceed with dispatch on the impeachment of president Nixon opponents expressed an opinion which All speaking indicated that they shared that they did not wish this grave Nutter to be considered a partisan political question proponents said local conventions had the function of giving representatives who must act on such serious considerations the Benefit of grassroots sounding boards they stressed that Only Congress and not the Public was in the position to judge evidence voted out of committee on a split vote the Resolution was adopted by 1613 division of the House another Resolution urged Texas democratic party Leaden to take the initiative in placing the name of sen Lloyd Bentsen in nomination for president of the United states gov Dolph Briscoe and it gov Bill Hobby along with other nominees of the democratic primaries were commended to voters in the november general elections congressman o c Fisher and state rep Hilary b Doran who Are retiring from Public office received a vote of appreciation for their service the delegates commended county democratic chairman Gurley and the Val verde county democratic executive committee for efficient and impartial discharge of party duties one Resolution called upon state party leaders to seek higher statutory compensation for election workers in party primaries delegates to the state convention where Val verde county will have 11 votes elected were Dorothy Gurley chairman Susan Gurley Mcbee Bobby j la Gow Dan bus j c Bailey Roberto Ochoa Lone Aibinder Richard Riley r w Mulligan Martin Wardsw and Glenn Weatherman alternates Are e i Calderon Dave Meyers Harold Reed Helen l Bailey Carol Riley Carolyn Emlson Missie Harrington Larry Mcbee Noel Fry mrs Noel Fry and c a Samuel mrs Gurley was elected permanent chairman of the county convention and mrs Lagow Secretary Noel Fry served As sergeant at arms representatives were present from All 15 precincts with the exception of two 11 and 12 which failed to hold precinct conventions Texas demos have hot squabbles making Moun Netson Wolff candidate for u 8 representative greets local Cut liens in Del Rio saturday Wolff it paired with Robert Bob a Retoar who was Alto in Del Rio during the Day in the june 1 Runoff elections Justice of the peace Roger Cernov it on the extreme left Wolff helping mrs Ampere Aguilar with her grocery beg jets Fernandez and or Fermin Calderon look on St the Corner of Dignowity end Wernett news Herald photo by Raymond Holbrook associated press writer Texas political parties held their county and District convention saturday but the Democrat stole the show with some rough and rowing Politi Cal so guests involving conservatives liberals and Wall Aci etes gov Dolph Briscoe strength ened his position As titular head of the party with i smashing Victory for renomination May 4 saturday Hii Backer to mustered a majority of the delegates to the september Luu convention but their by will be far from whelming the exact lineup of Delegate strength could not be Loea immediately because of the Many lengthy night venona that were still going Strong close to Midnight the Complex up of some of the delegations and the possible Challenge by Rump groups at the Austin convention Briscoe backers had their tougher going in the big cities Liberal won smashing vie lories in Houston and Harris county taking five of the six senatorial districts Harris county the Roost populous in the stale will have 80 of the the state District to san an Tonio and Bexar county were Dob Tantod by the liberals who had a two4oone margin Over the Briscoe backers after hectic seven hour mention at Austin Travis county Emu anti finally a Adafe of debate which gave t majority to two rival fib Erel groups Uit Thant a Breakf known As the progressives woo 18 per cent of the seels ales known u the fair play Liberal got u per cent Briscoe supporters 10 per cent and the reminder scattered among Waua celts and other groups Dallas county presented a Complex picture with some a azurite joining with Serva Tives of inst the Berels and some other Wallace sup porters joining liberals against the Briscoe forces of the four districts in Dallas county the mid went Liberal and the 16th after a bitter fight agreed on a slate of delegates consisting of 40 per cent ate and 60 per cent ser valves and Wallace rites the ninth District we rated by a coalition of ser valves and Wallac Itei approximately 10 police cers stood poised Tor action during a torrid five and Bat hour session in District eight where a combination of Waua cited and conservatives took control with about 65 per cent of the delegates but the losing Side composed of another group offal laites and reals formed a Rump vent on Harmony prevailed at wich Ita Falto where a slate of 70 Delegate about two4urds of them by Locos backers and third Liberal were elected Elpaso county went Strong for the governor a Tab about 80 per cent of the delegates elected being Briscoe supporters Orange Smith and Bell coun ties gave virtually unanimous endorsement to Briscoe resolutions were Ukeda the Debko cratic conventions calling for the impeachment of presi Dent Nixon to there were no factional fight in the Harris county re Public an conventions according to Nancy Palm chairman of the executive committee of the Harris county Republican party among resolutions passed were those in support of the president and calling on the impeachment committee to conduct a fair Ino jury into allegation against him Dallas gop resolutions sup were critical of what they called attacks by unfriendly press and a democratic majority to t Dallas Resolution praised the president for ing the Vietnam War prospects for worn peace pining a favourable National Trade balance and an economic climate resulting to a Low unemployment rate to la county go gubernatorial candidate Jim Cranberry of Lubbock spoke at All four Dallas publican convention the Stonewall county cratic convention took the Opportunity to Jab at other county convention of 1968 to View of John Connelly switching to the Republican party a Resolution said county be Otsons All Over Texas were falling to toe Uke Herd of sheep to give John co ataur t favorite son nomination for the convention said the Resolution up and voted overwhelm ogly against Zallys favorite be it resolved at thai the the 1974 Stonewall Dea Cratte the of Vajtai the 1968 Stonewall be commemorated to top topic of the Kite wis Tea Churchill u Stem Vatu to if toes

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