The Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Corpus Christi, Texas Sunday July 4, 1971

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The Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Corpus Christi, Texas Sunday July 4, 1971 - and at Funeral p.m. Catholic Hunt Persists for...
and at Funeral p.m. Catholic Hunt Persists for 4th Victim In East Texas a P. Saturday native a Cen be WEST 'TAWAKONI,.Texas IT) -- For Ruth and James Lewis of Mesqui.te, June 18 began what vas to bVa quiet weekend at he lake.with friends. ·But for Ruth Lewis' family, lune 18 was. the .beginning .of a nightmare that still is not over. Mrs. Lewis p r e s u m a b l y drowned with her husband and Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Rodgers of Balch Springs when the boat in which they were all riding mysteriously mysteriously disappeared s o m e- where in the Caddo Inlet of the lake. . - " The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers were found June- 20 several hundred yards north of where the boat was thought to have vanished. Early sthe next morning, the body of James about two Lewis was · found miles to the west the last time they were seen alive. There were no witnesses' to the accident. High Winds One theory has it that high winds that hit th'e lake area with little'warning caused the boat to be swamped. Some think the r our might have had motor trou le, or punctured the boat on underwater brush. A Hunt County game management management officer, Glenn Mitchell said Saturday he is certain tha 1 when the boat is .found, Mrs, Lewis' body will be found along with that of her pet poodle which was .believed on the boa with the four fishermen. "Oh, there have been lots o times when we have thought w near Wind found something while draggin area," Paul said. "You real- y get to-imagining that .you bluebird bluebirds exactly ave struck something metal or iber glass when that's what vant to find." Apprehension was noticeable Saturday as the men tensed every every time the^ .dragging lines snagged a tree or underwater brush. "We'll just keep on look- ng until,we find her," Paul said after another fruitless two hours on the lake. "We all think we've prepared ourselves for when we do find, her." Paul, who said he just gave all'hope last week, came back to the search with renewed determination determination "to get the whole thing over with.' ? with to you Mrs. the-children in my ."There will be a lot of relief when it ends," he said. "Until then it's like not really knowing for certain." d a 2 p.m. Mo., 1940 she a 6 Point Park in Hunt County. But the search continues for Mrs. Lews and the boat, a 14- footer. Since they were notified of the accident, Mrs. Lewis' three brothers from the Mesquite- Dallas area have come to the lake almost .every day--renting, borrowing and begging boats and equipment to help in the search. , OATH TO U.S. Lee Document Put on RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -Ah- -Ah- Search Robert E. Lee's oath of alle- One-ol the brothers, Low ell S 1 ^ 6 to the ^nited States lost for more than a century and re- of a Episcopal his include Camp, a retired Air Force--major Force--major and now a pilot for a Dallas bank, has flown over the lake several times hoping to find some clue to the disappearance. He was in the air Saturday, 15th day of the search, while his brother Paul, a funeral director at Mesquite, and two other men were dragging another portion of the search .area/ : 'We've exhausted just about every p o s s i b l e method of search," Paul said as he pre : pared the dragging apparatus. There have been divers from the Dallas Fire Department, where another brother--Jamei ton, Virginia, do solemnly swear in the presence of Almighty that I-will henceforth faithfully support, protect and defend the a three Dabney Bayview, Kenneth 2 in Carr, Webb, and in be Cancer Volunteer restoration Hill a charity Camp--works, the Texas Department Department of Public Safety has had helicopters in the area off and on, and the Camps even were given a detector device from a Garland electronics fira to aid in the hunt. Paul said that the only thing left is to appeal to the Depart ment of the Navy to help them Many people have spent many hours pitching in, offering boats motors, lodging and food to aid the search parties;, "The peopl have just been wonderful," com mented Mrs. Lowell Camp wh tias been at the rescue site mos of the time. . There has been an air of mys tery around, the incident. Th four, reportedly .had gone out i the little -fiber, glass . boat, "Hells Angels," to inspect tro lines set-by Rodgers. That wa cently discovered in a bundle of Constitution papers in the National Archives, States, and has been put on display at the Museum of the Confederacy. Lee signed the oath in Lexing- on, Va. on Oct. 2, 1865-the same ay" he became president of r hat is now Washington and Lee University. The document will be on dis- tlay through August. Museum director Kurt Bran- lenburg said the discovery o' he paper came as a surprise to many historians who believed hat Lee failed to satisfy.the re quirements for restoration of his citizenship after the Civil War. Virginia's two U.S. senators, larry F. Byrd Jr. and William 3. Spong Jr., have joined in introducing introducing a resolution to re- tore full citizenship to Lee. The oath reads: "I Robert E. Lee of Lexing- of the the Union United of the n States thereunder, and that I will in like manner abide by aitiifully support all laws and proclamations which have been nade during the existing rebel- ion \vith reference to the emancipation of slaves, so help me God." / O ,.* Crash Injuries Fatal To Waco Trucker TEMPLE '(/P),-- Othp Boen, a Waco truck driver injured in a truck-train crash . Friday in Hearne,, died Saturday in a Ternple hospital. . Boen was fatally injured when his truck and a train collided in Hearne, officers sai'd. OUR GREATEST OF INTEREST We pay interest on CERTIFICATES and REGULAR

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  2. 04 Jul 1971, Sun,
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