Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 54, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 24, 1974 Page: 2 of 24
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THE RIO GRANDE HERALD PAGE 2 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1974
By TISSA PETERSON
HERALD SOCIETY EDITOR
An article called, "Innocent Victims, Innocent Killers" in a recent
issue of Redbook Magazine really had an impact on me. Its
message, pure and simple, was "Use Safety Belts, and Make Your
Children Use Them!" In the United States more children are killed
or crippled by motor-vehicle accidents than by disease, drowning,
fire or any other kind of accident. Every year collisions kill over
55,000 Americans; 6,000 are children under the age of 15 and 2,000
are under the age of five. In addition, 2 million receive disabling
Despite years of driver education and lower speed limits, there
will continue to be accidents caused by drinking, driver error, poor
road conditions, and malfunctioning of cars, but many of the people
involved in these accidents may be saved from death or serious
injury by wearing safety belts. Children are always safer in the
back seat, preferably in the center of the seat, belted or placed in a
carrier. Please, buckle up!
Bring your little spooks and goblins to the Halloween Party at the
Immaculate Conception Church Parish Hall on Halloween Night.
The Party is being sponsored by the Mother's Club and will be open
to all from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. for a charge of 50- each. A Spook House,
Magician, apple-dunking and many other games will be going on
for the children, as well as lots of refreshments.
Many Roma children will want to attend the annual Halloween
Carnival sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of America at the
Parish Hall in Roma. The Carnival, beginning at 6:30 p.m. will
feature many games, such as the clown ball throw, cake toss, pins
and balls, duck pond, dart toss, fish pond, hoop la ring toss,
shooting gallery, darts and balloons, and cake roulette. A hayride
and dance will also be featured. Hot dogs, corn on the cob! and
cokes are some of the refreshments that will be featured.
Mrs. I. G. Zarate of Rio Grande City attended the sixteenth an-
nual Volunteer Services State Council Fall Meeting held in Austin,
October 10,11, and 12. Those present attended several sessions and
enjoyed the Installation of new officers held at the Director's
Luncheon. They also toured the State Hospital and the only
Children's Psychiatric Ward in the state. They visited I wander-
Recreational Facilities, which is several hundred acres of
parkland used by those working with the mentally retarded. They
also toured Austin Lake.
A Western Dance! The Florence J. Scott Study Club of Rio
Grande City is planning their second annual Western Dance to be
held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Rio Grande City on Friday,
November 1 from 9 to 1. Country Roland will be providing the
music for dancing, and all proceeds will go towards civic projects
carried on locally by the club. The dance is open to the public, and
admission of $3 per person is being charged the first two hours, $2
the third hour, and $1 from 12 to 1 for the late ones returning from
the Rattler football game in Falfurrias.!
A workshop on basic coronary care was held October 19 at the
Sheraton-Fairway Motor Hotel in McAllen. The main speakers
were Mrs. Lucy Seale R.N., San Antonio; Dr. Fred Jones (Col.),
San Antonio; Dr. Marvin Tavarez, McAllen; and Mr. Louis
Ramirez, C.I.T.T., Harlingen. Four nurses from Starr County
attended. They were Elsa Hernandez, Thalia Munoz R.N., Helen
Shuford, R.N., and Frances Ramirez R.N. Presented were the
anatomy and physiology of the heart, drugs used for cardiac
conditions, and a demonstration of cardiac-pulmonary
Welcome back, Father Borski. Father Charles Borski, OMI, of
the Immaculate Conception Church has returned to Rio Grande
City following a brief vacation.
The Starr County Unit of the American Cancer Society held a
meeting on Monday, October 21 at 6:00 p.m. The regular meeting
was held at Dr. David Woodburn's office.
The Alhambra Caravan of Rio Grande City met on Friday, Oc-
tober 18, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Rio Grande City. A
regular business meeting was held of the members and the
Sultanas, with about sixty attending. Plans were made for the tea
for the debutantes and for the Presentation Ball scheduled for the
Saturday between Christmas and New Year's. Following the
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NINA AT THE STATE FAIR - Nina Salinas, right, Terri Wood, center, and Pura Viera
hand out booklets toState Fairgoersin Dallas. The books contain information on natural
fibers, food protein and foods of the future. The booth is sponsored by the Natural Fibers
and Food Protein Committee of Texas. The girls volunteered to serve as hostesses. Nina
Salinas is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fernando Salinas of Rio Grande City and is a
student at Texas Women's University in Denton.
Mrs. Hinojosa Presents
Program On Conservation
The Woman's Club of Rio
Grande City enjoyed a program
entitled, "Let's Hobble Reddy
Kilowatt," under the Con-
servation Department, given by
Mrs. Alex Hinojosa. The
regular meeting was held on
Thursday, October 17, at the
home of Mrs. A. J. Vale.
Conserving energy in the
home is every homemakers's
first concern. Know your ap-
pliances and keep them in
repair. Heat-producing ap-
pliances use more electricity,
so learn how to use them wisely.
"Homemakers want to be
informed. When they know why
the proce of a commodity keeps
increasing, they accept their
responsibility to conserve and
fight inflation. So let's find out
why we are paying more for les
electricity; they see how we can
hobble Mr. Reddy Kilowatt,"
began Mrs. Hinojosa.
Since Central Power and
light Company is our supplier
of electricity, the ansers to such
questions as: Is thee really an
energy crisis? What is CP&L
doing to prevent a power
shortage? and many more,
were provided by that company
in a most enlightening manner.
During the past year CP&L's
average cost of fuel went up
more than 200 . We are aware of
the continually rising cost of
natural gas and fuel oil used to
generate electricity, as
reflected in our monthly
To know where to hobble
Reddy Kilowatt, the memers
learned how watts become
dollars and the average mon-
thly operating cost of most
electric appliances. Then each
member took part in "How to
Make the Most of Your Electric
Service and Save Money." At
the conclusion of the meeting,
all felt better equipped to really
"Hobble Reddy Kilowatt."
The President, Mrs. F.V.
Ramon, presided during the
business meeting, and Mrs. A.
V. Peterson reported on te
South Texas District Fall Board
Meeting held at Harlingen on
October 10 and 11.
Mrs. Vale served salad,
sandwiches, cookies, tea, and
coffee to Mesdames A. V.
Margo, Gilberto A. Garza,
Edwin LaGrange, Mabel
Sanchez, lino Perez, .Jr., Mack
Cummings, J. M Yzaguirre, A.
V Peterson, Alex Hinojosa, and
F. V. Ramon.
Those planning to attend the
Rio Grande Valley Federation
of Women's Clubs Institute at
the Echo Hotel in Edinburg on
October 22 are Mesdames
Ramon, Peterson, Vale, Garza,
'Cowboy' Taylor Named Supervisor
FORT WORTH - Pancho's
Mexican Buffets has named
Arthur G. Taylor to be super-
visor of its Dallas-area
restaurant operations, ac-
cording to Warner Wicks,
executive vice president and
chief operating officer of
Pamex Foods, Incorporated.
Fort Worth-based Pamex owns .
and operates Pancho's Mexican
Buffets throughout the South-
Taylor will have supervisory
responsibility for the com-
pany's restaurants located at
310 Hillside Village, 333
Pleasant Grove Center, and
4115 West Jefferson, and at 722
South Central Expressway in
We thank our friends and patrons
who joined us last Saturday in our
Grand Opening of newly remodeled
Speedyburger and in the opening of our
dining room addition.
Again we hope to serve our patrons
with the same courtesy as we have in
the past. We know that the coming
years will be just as good as the last ten
years. With deep appreciation,
Richardson, as well as at
Pancho's newest location - to
open around November 1 - at
Chapel Forest Village Shopping
Center in Farmer's Branch. He
has been manager of the
Hillside Village Pancho's since
A native of Rio Grande City,
Taylor has been with Pancho's
in the Dallas area since 1970.
Arthur G. Taylor is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Griffin Taylor, 501
East 3rd Street, Rio Grande
Taylor, who was an out-
standing athlete at St. Mary's
University, in San Antonio, now
plays City Basketball in Dallas
and was a member this past
season of the City Majors,
semipro baseball nine of the
Dallas County Juvenile
He is active in city youth
programs and is a member of
St. Thomas Aquinas Church.
He, his wife, and their baby-
daughter live at 678 Twin
Circle, in Dallas
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