The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on September 22, 1978 · Page 8
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The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas · Page 8

Galveston, Texas
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Friday, September 22, 1978
Page 8
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o-A <Elir ;Ncfo« Friday Morning, September 22, 1978 County Police Beat Man Is Found Wounded DETECTIVE LEO SINGLETON JR. graduates today from the FBI National Academy in Washington, U.C., after having completed more than two months of extensive training at the in- stitution. Only one other officer in the Galveston Police Department, Sgt. Howard Picard, has graduated from the academy. Vance Gets Understanding If Not Support From Saudis RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (UPI) — Secretary of State Cyrus Vance Thursday got understanding if not support for the Camp David peace accords from Saudi Arabia. American officials said after nearly three hours of talks between Vance and Saudi leaders Thursday "they are actively involved in a dialogue that can reach understanding." Hodding Carter III, Vance's spokesman, said "we can continue to believe that Saudi Arabia is a force for moderation and stability in the Middle East." The Camp David accords had angered some hardline^, Arab states so much that, radical Palestinians threatened Thursday .to, blow up U.S. oj] in-' stallations In the Middle East. It appeared that the neutral Saudi stance, apparently giving Jordan a free hand to enter peace talks with Israel and Egypt, would be the maximum that Vance could expect. Jordan, the first stop on the Vance mission, also gave a noncommital answer but was willing to hold further talks. "We came to find, first, understanding, and then out of that could come support," Hodding Carter said. Vance's selling mission is complicated by an apparent disagreement between the United States and Israel about the exact -wording of the agreement reached on a moratorium of new Israeli settlements in PPK Registration Still Rolling In Registration for the 1978 Punt, Pass and Kick <PP&K) competition cosponsored locally by the Evening Optomisls and Bob Pagan Ford continue to roll in. The contest is open to any youngster 8 through 13 years of age. Any boy or girl meeting the age requirements who can punt, pass and kick a football—or who'd like to try—will want to compete. Participants compete only against others their own age, and there is no body contact. No special equipment is needed, and participation does not impair a youngster's amateur standing. Each youngster competes in three categories: punting, passing and kicking. Judges score one point for each foot the ball travels on the fly, minus one point for each foot the ball lands to the right or left of the center tape. Youngsters accompanied by a parent or guardian, may register for PP&K at any participating Ford dealer. There is no entry fee. Registration for the area's 18th annuai PP&K competition will remain open through today. Nationally, more than 1,000,000 youngsters are expected to take part in this year's program, sponsored by the Ford Dealers of America in cooperation with the National Football League. Registration blanks and local competition details are available at the participating Ford dealerships. PP&K has attracted millions of participants since its inception in 1961. In addition, it has received the enthusiastic support of high school, college and professional football coaches across the country. National Football League Commissioner Pete Rozelle describes PP&K "our most important youth-oriented promotion." Competition begins at the local level on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Spoor Field and subsequently moves to zone, district, area, divisional and national levels. occupied territories. The two differing views on the settlements, as well as Jerusalem, were to be handled in separate letters which were to have been issued Monday. Because of the continuing dispute over the exact agreement, Vance could not present the letters to the Saudis in his meetings Thursday. Vance, on the second slop of his Middle East trip to sell the Camp David agreements to moderate Arab nations, spent 30 minutes in a courtesy call on ailing King Khalid, and then two hours and 15 minutes with Crown Prince Fahd, the deputy prime minister and the day-to-day guiding power in Saudi Arabia. Carter sai'd "they were actively involved in a dialogue that can reach an understanding." On Tuesday, the Saudi cabinet issued a statement which said that the agreements were not a "final acceptable" formula after which the dollar dropped sharply in world markets in an apparent reaction. Vance's spokesman decribed the talks as "good, thorough and friendly." Asked if he thought the administration's controversial sale of 60 F-15 fighters to Saudi Arabia had had any effect on the Saudi's, Carter said, "we have no reason to doubt the rationale of the sale to a moderate and stable Arab nation." Vance flew to Riyadh from Amman, Jordan, where King Hussein appeared less than enthusiastic about the accords. A statement issued through Foreign Minister Hassan Ibrahim noted that Jordan was not a party to the Camp David agreement. But Hussein did not give a flat "no" and said the dialogue should continue. Vance had two important holds over Hussein — money and arms. In Saudi Arabia his chief weapon was the Carter administration had battled Congress and won the right to sell 60 sophisticated F-15 Davis Murder-For-Hire Trial Moved To Houston FORT WORTH, Texas. (UPI) — The pending murder-for-hire trial of T. Cullen Davis was moved to Harris County Thursday by a district judge who said it was unlikely the millionaire defendant could find an impartial jury in his hometown. Judge Arthur Tipps, who took charge of the change of venue hearing when District Judge Tom Cave stepped down from the case earlier this week, said the trial would have to be rescheduled in District Judge Wallace Moore's court. The movement of the trial to Houston was considered by courtroom followers to be a victory for the prosecution who wanted the highly publicized case out of Tarrant County and in either the Houston, Austin or Beaumont-Port Arthur area. Prosecutors felt Davis, who was found innocent, of murdering his 12-year-old stepdaughter during a sensational Amarillo trial last year, would draw too many possibly sympathetic jurors in either Fort Worth or Amarillo. Defense attorneys had pleaded first with Cave and then with Tipps to keep the trial in Fort Worth. But Davis' chief defense attorney, Richard "Racehorse" Haynes, said he welcomed the move to Moore's court. "He is a No. 1 guy and able lawyer and judge," he fighters to Saudi Arabia. This visit was a major test of that policy. Saudi Arabia expressed deep disappointed about the Camp David agreements but diplomatic sources in Riyadh said it will not cut off oil to the Western world in retaliation and will try to discourage other Arab oil stales from doing so. All of the oil-producing Emirates have sharply criticized Camp David. Classified Ads Get FAST Results! LA MARQUK-Police found a 22-year-old man lying in a construction area here Thursday morning with a bullet wound in his stomach. Officers L.M. Franklin and E. Oliver were dispatched to the 100 block of Highway 3, where the La Marque man had been shot by an unidentified assailant about 2 a.m., according to reports. The victim was listed in fair condition at John Sealy Hospital Thursday afternoon. WOMAN BEATEN Officers arrived at 26th Street and Avenue M Wednesday night just as a $3 Million Suit Filed On Monsanto A lawsuit was filed Thursday in 5Gth District Court against Monsanto Co. of Texas City for more than $3 million. The suit was filed by the widow and two adult sons of a man who is alleged to have been scalded to death in an industrial accident at the Texas City plant. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are Lorena Elliston, widow of Billie Gene Elliston Sr, 49 at the time of his death, and his two sons, Billie Jr. and Michael. Elliston and four other men died Nov. 16 when a large hot water tank collapsed and the water overcame the men. The widow and her sons seek actual damages "in excess of $10,000" and exemplary damages of $3 million. man was beating and stomping his common-law wife, according to reports. The 23-year-old woman told police her common-law husband and several of his friends had been drinking when he began tearing up the house. Soon after, she said, he turned on her. It was then that the woman ran from the house, only to be caught a short distance away by her common-law husband, who began beating and stomping her, police said. Charged with assault causing bodily injury was Herman M. Jones, 23, of 2617 Ave. M'/;. HEARING SET HITCHCOCK-A preliminary hearing was set for Oct. 16 for an 18- year-old Freddieville man who reportedly was caught burglarizing a local store Saturday night. Hitchcock Police Sgt. Randall Burrows caught the man after responding to a silent alarm that had been activated at the store in the 6700 block of Highway 6. Burrows arrested Ihe man as he was coming out of the store, police said. Charged with burglary was Pedro R. Perez Jr. of Western Drive. Bond was set at $2,500 in Judge Eugene Leonard's court. RADAR LOCATIONS The Galveston police traffic division will conduct radar patrols from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. today at the following locations: Broadway west of 59th Street; Jones Drive; FM 3005; O'Connelt Junior High campus and Burnett Elementary School. ABE KELLNER The Agent to see for ' AUTO INSURANCE > HOME OWNERS > 3 YEAR POLICIES (Includes Storhi) • FLOOD INSURANCE 1424TREMONT f 765-6646 i- GALVESTON V SPIDER-MAN!! AT PORT HOLIDAY MALL FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. & 3:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. PORT HOLIDAY WELERS 400 STRAND SPIDERMAN INVITES YOU TO COME SAVE WITH US AT OUR APPRECIATION Ladies Brand Name Ladies Brand Name £ ^ ^V WATCHES *47 Reg. $59.95 ALL BRAND-NAME MERCHANDISE FROM Wooden f\f^ Jewelry Boxes 30 Silver Holtoware 30% O OFF said. The flamboyant Houston attorney, who spent considerable amount of time both in Fort Worth and Amarillo during Davis' previous run-ins with the law, said jokingly it also would give him a "chance to re-establish my residency." Davis. 44, is charged with attempting to hire an assassin to kill a judge who was presiding over his divorce case. Prosecutors also said there was a list of at least 15 persons Davis wanted killed. Judge Cave removed himself from the change of venue hearing after it was disclosed his name was included on that alleged hit lift. Ladies Gold FHS@d and 14 K Gold i^ Jewelry TO Add a bead Pendants StickPins Anklets Selected Earrings Diamond Watch • Bracelets ALL 20% OFF Selected (Men's Jewelry ALL 20% OFF • Cufflinks • Chains • Bracelets • Other selected Hems winy THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY SEPT. 21,22, 23 PORT HOLIDAY SHOPPING MALI GRANDFATHER CLOCKS 30 % OFF THE CENTER OF QUALITY SORRY, NO LAY-AWAYS VISA - MASTER CHARGE - CASH - PORT HOLIDAY CHARGE

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