Joe Blatch

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Joe Blatch - OFFSHORE MEDICAL MEETING [ went fishing last...
OFFSHORE MEDICAL MEETING [ went fishing last Sunday in the Gulf with two Houston pharmacists, a doctor and an engineer, and there were (Almost enough Houston doctors and hospital personnel out there on boats to hold nn offshore medical meeting, We wee on the Winnie Sue II, a 23,5 foot Dolphin owned by Mr. and Mrs. Bryan House and named f"S- her. He Is chief pharmacist at Hermann Hospital and she is professor of pharmacy at the University of Houston. Sue had laryngitis and did not make the trip - she said she could not enjoy fishing if she could not yell when she hooked a fish. The water was rough, but Rouse put that boat through to the west 21 fathom banks at a fast clip. There we brought in a number nf red snapper and had some fast action with dolphin, catching seven of those exciting fish. All at once, Dr. McGrath. Pharmacist George Whealley, Engineer Joe Blatch and 1 each had a dolphin on our lines. Rouse was not fishing, and rarely does. We had a scramble to keep the dolphin from tangling up our lines, but landed all four. And, wouldn't you know it - they used hemostats to grip and remove the hooks from fish. Nearby on the Amigo II was its owner, Dr. Larry Schuhmacher. who had Dr. J. Wade Harris and Dr. Tommy Arnold aboard. As the Winnie Sue and Amigo were coming in, Rouse learned by radio that Dr. Draper's boat, Panacea, had one of two engines out and was limping along. The Winnie Sue and Amigo turned back to locate and escort the Panacea should it develop-further-trouble. The' Panacea ( a cure-all for all diseases - an apt name for a physician's boat) made it in without further trouble. The Rouses have been coming down here every wpek, winter and summer, the past four years and spend their vacations here. Sue Is one of .the few women to hold an advance pilot's license and handles the navigating on their trips in the Gulf. the Lee

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  1. The Brazosport Facts,
  2. 12 Sep 1965, Sun,
  3. Page 7

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  • Joe Blatch

    rjb1 – 15 Jan 2013