Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 5, 1982 Page: 3 of 8
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THE RIO GRANDE HERAIJ) THURSDAY, AUGUSTS, 1982 PAGES
World's Fair Popular
Mr. and Mrs. Hector Pena of Rio Grande
city are the proud parents of a baby girl,
Maria Juanita Pena, born July 9 at 6:12 p.m.
Juanita weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces.
Mario Humberto Garcia, was born July 14
at 4105 p.m. to Mr. and Mrs. Fernando
Garcia, Jr. of fiio Grande City. Mario
began his life at 5 pounds 5 ounces.
More than five million people have passed
through the gates of The 1882 World's Fair
thus far, making it the most successful U.S.
Fair, both popular and financial terms,
since the New York World's Fair of 1939. By
comparison, the attendance for the entire
run of the '74 Fair in Spokane totaled 5.2
The Fair's national popularity has been
attributed in large part to word-of-mouth
enthusiasm. Exit surveys of visitors'
reactions to the Fair show that 85 percent
would recommend the Fair to friends and
relatives at home.
In spite of the turn out in Knoxville, city
officials say, the major problems an-
ticipated by the public have not
materialized. There have been no traffic
jams or back-ups, police report; and
parking spaces are plentiful, resulting in
Visitor services to make booking ac-
commodations easier and to reduce waits on
exhibit lines have been stepped up by Fair
Scattered complaints regarding housing
and reservations have been addressed and
increased staffing, a new streamlined
telephone reservations system and
customer service division have eliminated
Even with attendance running 35 percent
ahead of projections, there is good
availability of quality rooms in and around
the city, according to Property Leasing and
Hotel Motel Management, the Fair's newly
retained housing agency.
"We expected our millionth visitor at the
end of May, but we hit the first million mark
in the first two weeks," S.H. Roberts, Jr.,
President of the Fair, njports. "Our four
millionth visitor arr: 'ate in June, and
earlier this month greeted the five
"The World's Fair is obviously surpassing
our wildest hopes," he claims. "We an-
ticipated from 20-40,000 visitors daily during
May, but between 50-99,000 people passed
through the turnstiles daily. June projec-
tions were 40-60,000 daily, and we've ended
up averaging 75,000. The Tour and Travel
Department, expecting 250-300 buses a day,
saw that figure reach 600 and up to 800 buses
on some days."
"We've also been proud to see the number
of exhibiting nations grow to twenty-seven
with the recently announced participation of
five eastern Caribbean nations," Roberts
states. The state of St. Christopher and
Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines,
Montserrat, St. Lucia, and Antigua and
Barbuda will exhibit in a 4,700 square foot
pavilion opening early in August.
"Because of these fantastic crowds, we've
added water fountains, benches, canopies
and restrooms," Roberts says. "As the Fair
progresses, it is growing and changing to
accommodate the turn-out-steps like a
second level of the French pavilion, ex-
pansion of the Philippine pavilion, and more
space in front of the Korean Pavilion have
been taken in this regard. An additional 3.5
million dollars have been allotted since
Opening Day for Fair-site improvements."
One of the most powerful drawing cards to
the Fair has turned out to be the impressive
roster of entertainers and celebrity-studded
shows. Crowds have already viewed such
luminaries as Rudolf Nureyev, Bob Hope,
Glen Campbell, the cast of "Ain't
Misbehavin'," Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny
On tap for the corning weeks are Loretta
Lynn, Carlos Montoya, Red Skelton and the
Grand Kabuki Theatre of Japan. On-site,
full-scale musical productions are being
staged daily in the Tennessee State Am-
phitheatre and on the three Folklife Festival
stages. The latter-the largest such festival
ever presented-features country,
bluegrass, gospel, folk and blues per-
formers throughout the day.
Two new theatrical venues-the Court of
Flags and the Garden Theatre-have
recently been established to help ac-
commodate the approximately 35 daily on-
site productions. All on-site entertainment
In addition, jugglers, magicians, dancers,
clowns, mimes, and marching bands en-
tertain queues throughout the Fair grounds.
Visitors have also been on hand to greet
such visiting dignitaries as Jordan's Crown
Prince Hassan and Philippine First I^ady
Imelda Marcos, Vice Premier of Australia
Douglas Anthony, and of course American
leaders, including President and Mrs.
Reagan, Governor Alexander and Senator
Baker of Tennessee.
Rooms in hotels, motels and a great
variety of supplemental housing are
plentiful-campsites, condominiums and
Bed 'N' Breakfast arrangements in private
Many hotels and motels supplied only a
small portion of their total number of rooms
to the Housing Bureau inventory.
Therefore, if the inventory indicates that the
hotel motel is booked, the visitor may want
to call the lodging choice directly to check
on unreserved rooms.
Rooms in many nationally known lodging
chains with hotels and motels in the Greater
Knoxville region can be booked through
their own reservation system. Visitors
should check their Yellow Pages for toll-free
Visitors are also encouraged to call the
Chambers of Commerce in the nearby
resort communities of Gatlinburg and
Pigeon Forge where rooms are abundant.
The number to call for general in-
formation and accommodations is (615) 971-
1000. Call Mon. through Fri. from 9 a.m. to 9
p.m., Sat. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun.
from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The fair will be open through October 31.
Admission prices are $9.95 for adults and
$8.25 for children.
"You've Got To Be There" is The 1982
World's Fair slogan, and the Fair's success
echoes that theme daily.
Mr. and Mrs. Guadalupe Ix>pez welcomed
a brand new little cowboy into the family
corral May 20. Jorge Luis rode into the
Ramirez Gonzalez Clinic at 5 a.m. Sister,
Leticia, 4, was proud to get acquainted with
the little buckaroo. The family lives in La
Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
Jose Ix)pez of La Grulla and maternal
grandmother is Mrs. Patricia Villarreal.
Jaime Arturo Saenz of Roma has been
named to the Liberal Arts Honor Roll for the
Spring Semester at the University of Texas
at Austin. He received the highest honor,
Summa Cum I^aude.
Yvonne YetteGuerra entered the world at
7:53 a.m., July 14. This 7 pound, 1 ounce girl
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs Roberto E.
Guerra of Rio Grande City.
Mr. and Mrs. Rosendo Silva became to the
parents of Joe Daniel Silva at 3:30 p.m. July
16. Joe weighed 7 pounds 7 % ounces. The
Silva's make their home in Rio Grande City.
Marine Sgt. Daniel Garcia, whose wife,
Norma is the daughter of Reynaldo and
Margarita Moreno of, Rorna Texas, has
reported for duty at the Marine Corps
Ixigistics Base, Barstow, Calif.
Delilah Rosa is the new addition at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Juan Rosa, of Rio
Delilah was born July 16 at 10:26 a.m. and
weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces.
Heriberto Garza, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Rumaldo Garza of Rio Grande City was
graduated during the spring semester from
the University of Houston. Garza received a
Bachelor of Science degree with a major in
Cheerleaders from San Isidro will be
among 400 students attending the 22nd
Annual Summer Cheerleading Clinic at Pan
American University, Aug. 9-13.
Attending with their sponsor Soila Saenz
will be Marlene Costley, Lisa Farias,
Sandra Farias, Maritza Garza, Lisa I,opez,
Jacque Medina, Nelda Montalvo, I^orena
Pena, Mara Requenez. Elva Rodriguez,
Marissa Ruiz, and Yvette Yanez.
Summer Can Mean Spoilage
The aroma from hotdogs, hamburgers,
chicken and other foods cooked on a grill
fills the air. Mmmmmmmm! It must be
Since food poisoning bacteria multiply
very rapidly under the warm sun, special
precautions should be taken in preparing
food for picnics and similar outings, a U.S.
Department of Agriculture official said
More than 2 million eases of bacterial food
poisoning occur each year, according to
Donald L. Houston, administrator of
USDA'sFood Safety and Inspection Service.
Many are the result of improper handling,
cooking, cooling or storing of foods, he said.
There are three simple rules to assure
that your summer fun is safe from food
-Keep hot foods hot.
-Keep cold foods cold.
-Keep foods clean.
"Practicing these food safety precautions
may seem impossible when your outing is
miles away from civilization and modem
technology, but with proper planning and
preparation it can be done," Houston said.
"For example, perishable foods should be
packed in a well-insulated cooler with plenty
of ice to keep them cool. Storing the cooler
in a shady spot will keep the ice from
melting too fast."
Once food is cooked, keep it hot until it is
served. Then put leftovers and perishable
foods in the cooler promptly. Be sure there
is enough ice in the cooler to keep them cold.
"Disposable plates and utensils make
picnicking more sanitary, and help prevent
cross-contamination between cooked and
uncooked food," Houston said. "Don't use
utensils and platters that held raw meat to
serve cooked food unless you can wash them
with soap and hot water between uses."
For more information on summertime
food safety write: "Summertime Food
Safety," USDA, FSIS, rm. 1163-S,
Washington, D.C. 20250. Information is also
available in Spanish. USDA also has in-
formation available on safe brown bag
lunches and holiday food safety.
LONGORIA-GARCLA IX) UNITE - Elizabeth Longoria, daughter of Mr, and Mrs.
Felix Longoria and Antonio Garcia, son of Dr. and Mrs. Antonio Garcia of Rio Grande
City will be united in a marriage Sept. 11, in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
of Raymondville. The bride-elect is a graduate of Raymondville High School and is
attending Pan American University where she is a member of the Lady Broncs,
basketball team The future bridegroom was graduated from Rio Grande City High
School and is majoring in secondary education at Pan American.
lexas tourist Development Agencv
Nancv S Banister
P.O Bo* 12008
Austin. Texas 787 11
Aug. 7-8 — Art Fair, Salado. In
the early days of Us growth, most
of the north and south travel
across Texas was routed through
the town What was to become
the now famous Stagecoach Inn
was host to Sam Houston (who
made an anti-secession speech
from the balcony) and General
Custer (briefly a guest after the
Civil War). Salado today is restor-
ing its historical and cultural heri-
tage: its Art f air attracts more
than 10.000 visitors and 175 ar-
tists. More information from
Chamber of Commerce. Box 811,
Salado 76571 or Mrs Hugh Lac-
Aug 9-14 — 90th Annual
Pioneers and Old Settlers Re-
union, Alvarado. Given its name
by a founder who had participated
in the capture of Alvarado, Mexi-
co, during the Mexican War. the
town yearly pays tribute to its
early settlement. Opening parade
at 6 p.m. on Aug. 9 is just the be-
ginning of a variety of events in-
cluding beauty contests, continu-
ous country music and a carnival
For schedule: Otis Lane. Box
577T. Alvarado 76009
The Happiness of Love .
. . belongs to
and David Bazan
who will be married Ai
The bride elect's selection is "Hofgarten
Versatone by Noritake now on display
for Shower, Aug. 15 and Wedding
Starr Plaza Rio Grande City
Special On Zoto's Perm
FOR ONE WEEK ONLY DURING OUR
2nd ANNIVERSARY SALE
August 17 - August 27 th
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
EDNA S BEAUTY SALON
618 N. FLORES PHONE - 487-4101
I .EGAL NOTICE
An application has been filed
with the Federal Com-
°n' 1-29-82 by Villarreal
Broadcasting Co. For a new
UHF Television Broadcast
Station LPTV to be operated
on Channel 55 with 10 watts
power at Rio Grande City.
The transmitter site will be
located at North latitude 26*
West longitude 98* 50 ' 54"
Applicant intends to engage
in local program origination.
A copy of the application
and related material are on
file for public viewing at
203A W Main St., Rio
Grande City Tx. 78582.
During Regular Business
Cocktails And Entertainment
Have An Enjoyable
Evening With Friends
Happy Hour All Day Monday
Fri., Sat., Sup. ("over Charge
NCO Club nUo,. 9.n
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Mathis, Dora Barrera. Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 5, 1982, newspaper, August 5, 1982; Edinburg, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth194883/m1/3/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rio Grande City Public Library.