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12-9-74 - 18 Killed in Texas During Weekend By The...
18 Killed in Texas During Weekend By The Associated Press Shootings crowded traffic accidents as the leading cause of violent death in Texas this weekend, and several bizarre incidents also took their toll. I-ite Sunday 18 persons were dead, including seven in shootings, shootings, four in traffic, two in a fire and five others by miscellaneous miscellaneous causes. The count included deaths occurring between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Sunday. Among those who died were: William M Kaiser, 22, was found shot to death Sunday at a Houston lounge. Police said the shooting will lie referred to a grand jury. Opal Sellars Hardin, 53, died early Sunday of a gunshot wound she suffered Saturday night at her trailer home in Houston. Police said the shooting shooting followed an argument. No charges were filed immediately immediately Reginald James Rayson, 20, of Houston, was killed during a shootout with Houston police late Saturday night at a lounge Officers said a man had held six customers captive in the lounge and threatened to kill them unless he got $400 in cash. W.A. Courtney, 16, of Fort Worth, died early Saturday as he and a companion, Ronnie I»ge, 15, camped in a back thony, 45. Her husband Gordon, 49, driver of the car, received minor injuries. An unidentified man believed to be in his 20s was found dead in a deserted area of south Fort Worth Saturday morning. Police Police said there was blood on his head and his pockets had been turned inside out. A 48-year-old Houston man, •James Heavey, was shot to death Friday night as lie waited waited for a friend on a street in Hast Houston. Jerry S. Garrett, 40, of Silsbee, Silsbee, was killed Saturday at Beaumont when a fork on the lift machine he was repairing lowered. His head was crushed, police said. Ora Bell Bradley, 82, of Tolar, Tolar, was killed Saturday when the car she was driving A Sweetwater man was shot to death Saturday at a cafe he operated there. The victim was Lupe Martinez, 43. Roosevelt Wagonner, 36, died Saturday in Dallas of cuts he apparently received when he was knocked through a plate glass window during an argument argument with another man. Ramiro Guerra Alaniz, 25, of Sinton was found stabbed to death in front of a motel at Seymour early Saturday. A 33-year-old Odessa man, John Albertg Sikes, was killed early Saturday when the pickup truck he was driving went out of control and overturned overturned in a cotton field 1 12 miles east of Midland. Willie l>ee Jones, 42, of Houston Houston was killed Sunday morning in a head-on auto crash on In- MOSCOW i AP) - Soviet ex- yard tool shed heated by a gas perts say they are ready for stove. I/)ge’s father found the next summer’s boys unconcious when he tried to awaken them Saturday morning. The dead youth’s 15-year-old companion was hospitalized in critical condition Ernest Jefferson, 55, of Port Worth was shot to death early Saturday in front of a cafe he operated. He reportedly had argued with a customer earlier in the evening. A Florien, I,a., woman was killed near Baytown Saturday in a car-truck collision. She was identified as Freddye An- collided with a semi-trailer terstate 45 just north of down- truck at the intersection of town Houston. Texas 201 and U.S. 377. The bodies of two persons, A Bastrop man died burned so badly no sex or age Saturday night in a shootout could be determined imme- with Bastrop County Sheriff diately, were found in the ruins Jimmy Nutt. The victim was of a fire gutted apartment in identified as Bobby Joe Easley. Houston late Sunday. Soviet Experts‘Go’ For Space Linkup said in a television interview. He is involved in planning the Soviet-American mission. “Our system is ready,” said scientist Vladimir Syromyatin. Soyuz 16 was the Soviet Union’s Union’s third manned space mission mission this year. It was launched Monday as a rehearsal for the U.S.-Soviet venture — the first of its kind for the two space powers. The two cosmonauts’ main jobs were testing new docking gear, automatic devices, devices, orientation control and spacecraft atmosphere systems that have been developed to be compatible with the American equipment. Soviet- American space linkup following completion of the six- day Soyuz 16 space flight. They said it was a success. Cosmonauts Anatoly Filip- chenko and Nikolai Rukavishnikov landed in Central Asia just after noon Sunday, Tass repurted. The two men, who are the backup crew for the joint Soyuz-Apollo flight in July, both felt fine, the official news agency said. "We are confident that we are ready for the 1975 flight,’’ Cosmonaut Alexei Yeliseyev I—Ml 21

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