The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on September 23, 1978 · Page 1
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Galveston, Texas
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Saturday, September 23, 1978
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Yates Ball High Alvin Alief 16 13 6 0 Pasadena Texas City Temple Abilene 34 14 •M 49 0 Dobie Dickinson •••• PNG PA Jeff 34 7 •• 34 13 North brook La Marque Spring 21 Clear Creek 0 Van Vleck O'Connell 28 0 Angleton El Campo 13 7 Cleveland 12 Santa Fe 0 ••••••• Bryan 33 Nacogdoches 21 Clear Lake 14 Brazoswood 0 •••••••• Northshore 16 Baytown I^ee 0 A GREAT FISH STORY Texas' Oldest Newspaper, Established in 1842, Dedicated To The Growth and Progress of Galveston and AH of Galveston County 39th&BMc»i«ClosedM<xieiav ; V. / VOL. 139, No. 167 Member, United Press International GALVESTON. TEXAS. SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 23,1978 Tht County's Only 7-O.y Paptr 25c Daily, 50c Sunday Court Order Stymies Bank Sale By JOEL KIRKPATRICK News Staff Writer The sale of controlling interest in Moody National Bank to Robert L. Moody was stymied late Friday afternoon by a court order. District Judge Henry Dalehite, on a motion of Attorney General John Hill's representatives, vacated an order signed on Aug. 23 which approved the sale of the Moody Foun- dation's common stock in the bank to Moody. Dalehite set a hearing on the merits of the case for 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 27. On Aug. 23, the court signed a judgment, agreed to by representatives of Hill and the Moody Foundation and Robert Moody. The judgment would have been final on Friday. But Friday was the day Assistant Attorney General James R. Riggs and Katherine L. Chapman of the trusts division of the same office, joined by G. Irvin Terrell of Baker and Bolts in Houston, who said he represents Cecil Haden and Edward Randall III, filed the motion to vacate the Aug. 23 judgment of the court. On Aug. 23, Dalehite signed a judgment which permitted the foundation to sell its 153,242 shares in Moody National Bank to Robert Moody for an average appraised value of $24.83 a share, or $3,804,998.86. Dalehite said in vacating the judgment that in any other circumstances except where the purchaser was one of the trustees of the foundation selling the stock, he would not have vacated his order. But he THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE for the Governor's Conference on Handicapped Individuals has completed its work as the conference begins today at Moody Civic Center. Shown, from left, are Jim Williams, Sherry Camp, M.T. "Biijo" Waddell, Gloria Hay wood, Curtis Lambert, Eddie Maples, Vera Dever, Katharine Wilcox, Jody During, Betty Lu Fitzsimmons and Don Barnett. (Staff Photo By Betty Tichich) Handicapped Meet Today About 700 handicapped persons are expected to convene at Moody Civic Center today to attend the Governor's Conference on Handicapped Individuals, according to Curtis Lambert, assistant to the chairman of human biological chemistry and genetics at the University of Texas Medical Branch and local director of the conference. U.S. Rep. Jack Brooks will open the morning session, and state Sen. A.R. "Babe" Schwartz will open the afternoon session. The purpose of the con- Passinq Parade By TERRY MacLEOD Adrian F. Levy Sr. will be a television star today on Channel 2 at 6:30 p.m. He will be interviewed about the meeting of Lyndon B. Johnson with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on May 11, 1937, at which time Levy was mayor of the city. Levy is a silver- tongued orator, and you can bet your boots he'll have a Students Pass Out SANTA FE—About 240 high school students began passing out after a football ""me between Sant?. Fe and Cleveland Friday night. The Dickinson Sheriff's Office said three bus loads of Cleveland students were transported to Memorial Hospital of Galveston County about 10:15 p.m. when the students began passing out. The sheriff's dispatcher said officers were unsure whether the sickness among the students was because of food poisoning, heat stroke or hyperventilation. The students began "passing out right and left," one officer said over the' radio scanner. The scene at the hospital was turning out to be "quite a mess," he said. great story to tell and bring pride to the island. So be sure and watch it. . .Johnnie Walker is mending from surgery at St. Mary's Hospital, and you can find him in Room 424. . .It's showtime at the Upper Deck Theater. Robert Anderson's bubbling-with- laughter comedy, "You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running," will be behind the footlights this weekend and next. Performance tonight for this adult comedy will begin at 8:15 p.m., and curtain time for the Sunday matinee is 2 p.m. Elizabeth Godbehere says admission See PASSING Page 2A f Classified Ads j [Get FAST Results IJ "The first person to come out and look at it bought it. I phoned in the ad about 2:30 p.m. one day, and by 9 the next morning I had it sold!" says GEORGE SAGE of 215 Ave. E in Galveston, after selling a 26-foot Sunset travel trailer advertised for $1,300. Ninety-two percent of all Galveston County residents who have ever placed a classified ad in The Galveston Daily News reported satisfactory results, according to a survey of 500 persons. Call one of our Ad-Visors today at 744-3611 to start your ad. ference is to obtain information for handicapped individuals in five areas of concern, including housing, employment, education, transportation and personal and social affairs. Each person attending will have the opportunity to speak three minutes, addressing one of the areas of concern. All information obtained will be sent to the governor. The state has been divided into six regions, with a conference to be conducted in each region. The local region consists of 36 counties. A steering committee was formed under Lambert's direction with one representative from each town having a population in excess of 29,000. Eight persons, in addition to Lambert, from UTMB have served on the steering committee charged with organizing the conference. They are Donald Barnett, human biological chemistry and genetics; Sherry Camp, Moody State School; Clyde Damewood, Moody State School; Bettylu Fitzsimmons, office of the dean of medicine; Mary Ann Mabry, office of school health program; Edward Maples, hospital collections; Jeanne Schaub, office of the president; and James Williams, office of the dean of medicine. Those attending the conference will be primarily the handicapped, although professionals and others specifically concerned with the interests of the handicapped also are expected. Punt, Pass & Kick Competition Today Today has been declared Punt, Pass and Kick by Galveston Mayor John Unbehagen. More than 300 youngsters, aged 8 through 13, are expected to match punting, passing and place- kicking skills in local competition beginning at 1 p.m. today at Spoor Field. The Galveston program is sponsored by the Galveston Evening Optimists and Bob Pagan Ford. In his proclamation, Unbehagen pointed out that Punt, Pass and Kick "offers youngsters an opportunity to compete in a national program which underlines the importance of physical conditioning basic to other forms of excellence." Punt, Pass and Kick is celebrating its 18th anniversary under sponsorship of the Ford Dealers of America in cooperation with the National Football League. Participation this year is expected to be in excess of one million youngsters. Participants in the program compete only against others of the same age. No special equipment is needed, and participation does not impair a youngster's amateur standing. There is no bodily contact, and any youngster 8 through 13 years of age is eligible to register at a participating Ford dealer if accompanied by a parent or guardian. No entry fee is required. Punt, Pass and Kick receives the support of athletic coaches throughout the United States. George Allen, a former NFL head coach, for example, has described the program as "the finest youth activity of its kind in the world." said under the circumstances, he is sure both the state of Texas and the foundation want everything to be proper. Robert Moody is a family member of the board of trustees of Moody Foundation. Moody Foundation is a charitable trust founded and created by his grandfather, W.L. Moody Jr. Other members of the board of the foundation are Mary Moody Northen and Shearn Moody Jr. A letter from Randall to the Moody Foundation was introduced in the hearing on vacating the judgment. In the letter, Randall offered $26 a share for the 153,242 shares of common capital stock of Moody National Bank. He attached several conditions to the offer, however. He made the offer as an individual, he said in a letter to the foundation. The attorney general's representative, Riggs, came into the courtroom behind his last-minute petition arguing that the banking community was uninformed of the sale. He said one such organization is Texas Commerce Bancshares of Houston, a Texas bank holding company. Ben Powel, attorney for the foundation, introduced documents to show that Texas Commerce knows, or should have known, of the requirement that the Moody Foundation divest itself of stocks in corporations by May 26,1984. It should have known, Powel contended, because See BANK Page ZA Crash Kills Three TEXAS CITY—Three persons died about 2:20 a.m. Friday when an 18-wheel tractor- trailer slammed into the rear of a car after the car lost control on Highway 146 near Loop 197. Pronounced dead at the scene were 26-year- old Joann Pitts of 2204 Fifth Ave. North, Texas City; 18-year-old Connie L. Long, of 13th St. North, Texas City and 17-year-old Perry D. Christy, of 1761 Florida St., Seabrook. The car, driven by Mrs. Pitts, was southbound on Highway 146 when it apparently slipped onto the road's shoulder, lost control and entered the path of the truck, police said. Spotlight On People Dr. Mount Considered Challenges. '£, "' '-' v "* • v ' •• -'• "•'• £' '<* ^ '••*:< Stayed Here—And Has No Regrets By JIMMY BLAIR Jerry Mount, who was born in San Antonio, came to Galveston to study medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He liked what he saw and remained after his internship and residency. He considered the challenges offered to one with enthusiasm and vision and in the 16 years he has resided here, there are no regrets, he said. Dr. Mount and his wife have two daughters and he hopes that they, too, will ultimately take an active interest in the island's progress and development. Dr. Mount has been active in civic and the business life of the city. Those who have been associated with him and also patients appreciate his ability and level judgment plus his understanding of friends and patients. His parents, Col. and Mrs. Glynn 0. Mount, moved with the family to Nagoya, Japan, where Jerry attended the Nagoya American High School. The family later moved to Fort Worth, where Jerry graduated from North Side High School in 1954. He attended Texas A&M College and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in zoology in 1958. Later he entered the UTMB Medical School and completed his four years in 1962. Mount interned at UTMB in 1963 and was a surgery resident in 1964. From 1964 to 1967 he was the urology resident. He is^infirl ir» v\ra'HrnoT'cf'Hr* xiritVi jisjilv^vi JBJ fsui **i^-*wi*ij> »r«w* Dr. Elihu Klein after completing his residency. "A great number of my earlier years were involved [ Weather ] GALVESTON area forecast — Partly cloudy and mild through Sunday. Highs today and Sunday in the mid-80s. Low tonight in the upper 70s. BOATING and recreation forecast — Small craft advisory in effect. Northeast winds at 15 to 20 mph. Bay waters rough. FISHING - Good for redfish. BEACH water temperature 84 degrees. DR. JERRY MOUNT, GALVESTON SURGEON He Also Practices Woodcarving in traveling," Dr. Mount said. "I have lived in such cities as Nagoya, Japan; Weisbaden, Germany; Anchorage, Alaska, and a number of cities in Texas. "My family and I have enjoyed staying in Galveston. This city's future looks good and I feel happy in contributing my part to help the city," he said. Not one to totally bury himself in the medical field, Dr. Mount Hkes sailing, swimming, photography, gardening, carpentry and wood .sculpturing. He plays racquetball and tennis and was coach 01 a girl's softball team this past season. In his high school years, Mount lettered in basketball and track. And at Texas A&M he was elected as captain of the freshman swimming team and later the varsity team in his senior year. Some of Dr. Mount's activities include involvement in Boy Scouts, the Kiwanis Club, and a number of other local organizations. For the past three years he has participated in the Festival on the Strand, Dickens' Evening on the Strand, and he has carved a number of wooden toys which were sold at the Ye Olde Toy Shoppe. One of Mount's wood sculptures was used by the March of Dimes as a trophy. He has many photos of his wood sculptures in his den at home. Dr. Mount is a member of the Galveston County Medical Society, Singleton Surgical Society, Texas Medical Association, Air Force Clinical Surgeons, American Urologic Association, Texas Urologic Association and several other urology associations nation wide. Mount said his par-' ticipation in the civic and cultural activity has been helpful in many ways. "You get a chance to communicate with many people from all walks of life. This kind of communication is helpful to any doctor," he said. "There were a number of things I had to overcome. But after realizing that you will have some problems, it makes you appreciate the work involved to smooth out things," Mount said. Dr. Mount married Carol Kitson of Barron-in- Forness, England, a registered nurse. They have two girls, Kit and Linda, and are members of Trinity Episcopal Church. Bargain Days In Full Swing Old Time Bargain Days will be in full swing today in Galveston, highlighted by special bargains offered by area merchants. The Flea Market, which opened Friday, also ends today with offerings of a variety of foods and merchandise for the benefit of local charitable organizations. Shop the ads in the newspaper today for special buys. Check NICARAGUAN National Guard establishes control over rebel-held city of Estehy ending 14-day siege. Page 7B. FEDERAL Reserve Board raises discount rate to 8 percent in move to show the government's determination to fight inflation. Page 2A. Other Features Amusements 6C Bridge 6C Church News 3C Comics 5B Contact 7A Crossword 5B DearAbby 5C Deaths 2A Horoscope 6C Marine Log 3A Markets 6B Sports 1-3B TV Listings 6C Viewpoints 4C Want Ads 2-CD Weather 7C

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