The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on September 24, 1978 · Page 1
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Texas A&M 37 Boston College 2 Houston Utah 42 25 FIRST HUTCHINGS 1 SEALY NATIONAL BANK land IN GALVESTON Texas Wyoming 17 Washington St. 51 Arizona St. 26 % Florida St. Miami <Fla.) Pittsburgh Temple 31 21 20 12 Ohio St. Minnesota 27 10 Oklahoma Rice 66 7 Kansas UCLA Arkansas Okla. State Penn State SMU 26 21 Kentucky Baylor 25 21 Michigan 28 Notre Dame 14 USC 24 Alabama 14 A GREAT FISH STORY 39ihaOcach« Closed Monday Texas' Oldest Newspaper, Established in 1842, Dedicated To The Growth and Progress of Galveston and All of Galveston County VOL. 139, No. 168 Member, United Press International GALVESTON, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 24,1978 Th« County's Only 7-Day Paptf 25c Daily, 50c Sunday Seawall Floodgate Collapses Into Bay News Mainland Bureau TEXAS CITY-City and county officials said Saturday Texas City residents have no cause for concern even though a mechanical failure Friday morning sent the Moses Lake floodgate crashing into the opening between the lake and Galveston Bay. Charles T. Doyle, mayor pro-tem of Texas City, said Saturday that the Corps of Engineers, at the request of County Commissioner Jack Lawrence, had already begun moving a large crane into position near the giant gate. The crane will be used to raise and lower the flood- control device on a temporary basis until per- CONGRESSMAN JACK BROOKS, left, discuss with Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gruner problems that the handicapped often have to deal with in daily life. Brooks spoke at a conference on handicapped individuals at Moody Center Saturday. (News Photo By Bill Barry) Council Appoints Daniels As Crystal Beach Mayor Check These STRIKING Bridgeport, Conn. teachers say they aren't going to' and their three-week walkout. See Page 6A. SENATE passes a $9.2 million foreign aid bill as part of Carter's Middle East peace plan. See Page 2B. Other Features Amusements.... &-7D Business News 5D Contact IB Crossword 7B Deaths 2A Horoscope 2B People, Family .1-4D Police Beat 2A School Menus 6D Sports 1-4C Travel Column 3B Viewpoints 6B Want Ads 5-11C Weather 5D manent repairs to Uie mechanism can be affected, Doyle said. There are several ways they (the county and the corps) can operate the gate in a situation like this, Doyle noted, but the crane is the most efficient and simplest way. At this point we foresee no reason for concern by area residents.even if we were to experience a heavy rainstorm. The Texas City Commission met Friday and we are fully satisfied that Commissioner Lawrence has this situation CRYSTAL BEACH-City council voted Alfred (Red) Daniels mayor of Crystal Beach at their last regular meeting here Friday night. Daniels appointed Councilwoman Pat Rollins to take his place as tax assessor-collector and treasurer of the city. Voting in favor of Daniels for mayor were Councilman Earl Osten, Councilwoman Rollins and Daniels. Councilman Melvin Blackwell voted no, and Mayor Pro-Tern Bob Land abstained because he was acting mayor. In other business, the council: -Voted to raise property taxes from 25 cents per hundred dollars valuation to 75 cents per hundred. The new ordinance allows for a $10,000 homestead exemption for those over 65 years of age. -Passed on the first reading a sand dune ordinance prohibiting the disturbance of'sand dunes 50 feet south and 100 feet north of the vegetation line without a permit. Livingston said she did not object to the tickets but that the wrecker charge was "highway robbery and unnecessary." The council took no action on the matter. By Serbian Orthodox Church Feast Of The Cross Celebrated Eastern Orthodox Church members in the Galveston area will join other or- thodox Christians today in celebrating the discovery of the Cross of Jesus Christ, Passing Parade By TERRY MacLEOD A reader wants to know whatever happened to Harvey (Bottsy) Bott? Did he outgrow the town, or did they finally lock him up? She says she hasn't heard anything about him lately. And she asks if he's off somewhere working up something that will dwarf the Egyptian Sphinx. Okay, Bott still is based on the island and loves it, and he's kept busy with his sculpture and paintings. Just two weeks ago we had a squib that he went to San Antonio for the opening of his paintings exhibit. Now he's working on a travel showing of his sculpture and paintings that will be shown at universities. As for the Sphinx number, you might just have planted a seed of thought. You can visit his studio at Loft on ( Classified Ads } \ Get FAST Results ij "I didn't realize how many calls you could get from an ad-but my ad pulled in about 35 calls. I even had one from Houston," says BOB BISHOP of 2810 Gist St. in Galveston, after selling a 1971 Plymouth advertised for $350. Two-thirds of all Galveston residents looking for an automobile or truck turn to The Galveston Daily News classified ads, according to a survey of 500 persons. Call one of our Ad- Visors Monday at 744-3611 to start your ad. Strand, but call first for an appointment. The number is in the phone book . . . Things are jumping and. jiving over at St. Peter the Apostle Church parish grounds, where the annual bazaar comes off starting at 11:30 a.m. Clarence Cantini and his crew have whipped up barbecue dinners for serving at a price of $2.75 for adults and $1.75 for children. A favorite, Father Paul Chovanec, will be on hand to lead his Czech Heritage Singers starting at 1:30 p.m. Also on the entertainment program are the Theresa and Michelle Callouett marionettes. This is a must-not-miss event... The Catholic Daughters of America, Court Queen of the Universe 1793 Mainland Galveston County, is having a smorgasbord dinner today from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the parish hall at Shrine of the True Cross Church in Dickinson. Mrs. J.B. Marselli says the menu includes three meat dishes, two vegetable dishes, three salads, relishes, coffee or tea, and the charge is $3.50 for adults and $1.50 for small dishes. There will be cakes, pies and cold drinks for sale. Proceeds from the dinner will be used for the many charity projects of the Court. . .Louise Benson and Lenora Dorian Jones will be guest entertainers for the birthday party at the Moody House today for all See PASSING Page 2A according to the Rev. Constantine Pazalos, pastor of Saintes Constantine and Helen Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church of Galveston. "The discovery and exalting of the Precious Cross of Christ took place in the year 326 A.D. in the city of Jerusalem," Pazalos explained. "Saint Helena, the mother of Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, led the pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and there in the Holy City of Jerusalem discovered the place where the Holy Cross and the other two crosses were buried. "It was not difficult to tell which one was the Cross of Christ, for the Lord performed several miracles through it," he added. "The most astonishing of all was: A man who had died recently was being carried away for burial. On the way the funeral procession See SERBIAN Page 2A SERBIAN CHURCH WILL CELEBRATE TODAY Feast Day Of The Elevation Of The Cross Hubisz To Discuss Space Cities Dr. John Hubisz, physicist at the College of the Mainland, will present a slide-talk entitled "Cities in Space" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Wortham Auditorium of the Rosenberg Library. The event is being held in conjunction miHt Coior*r»r» Jj^Q *S CfiCrSV exhibition on display in the Galveston County Historical Museum through Oct. 31. The museum's new Bacliff Man Dies In Kemah KEMAH—A 53-year-old Bacliff man was struck and killed by an unidentified vehicle as he crossed FM 2094 here early Saturday morning, a communications operator for the Department of Public Safety said. Pronounced dead at the scene was Charles J. Vian, of 315 Grand Avenue. Vian was killed, officer . K.B. Hallmark said, when he was crossing FM 2094 on his way to his truck. Police found his body 70 feet from the truck. hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Dr. Hubisz will maintain that cities in space are directly relevant to the theme of the exhibition, "Will present sources of energy meet future needs?" He starts from the premise that cities in space can get electrical energy directly from the sun through cells which convert sunlight. This energy, he argues, can then be used to cheaply process raw materials mined from planets, moons or asteroids. His conclusion is that such considerations make living in space not only possible, but more economical in the long run than living on earth. Dr. Hubisz has a Ph.D. in Space Science from York University in Toronto and has been teaching physics for 19 years. Born in Salem, Mass., and a long-time resident of Nova Scotia, he came to Texas in 1S7L Besides space studies, he is interested in computers, innovative teaching and the history and philosophy of science. Officials Search For Chlorea Source DR. JOHN HUBISZ BATON ROUGE, La. (UP1) — Expecting confirmation of a second and third case of epidemic cholera in coastal Vermilion Parish, federal and state health inspectors are searching an eight-parish area for the source of the bacteria. "Every sewer system in 19 towns south of Interstate 10 from Franklin to Lake Charles is being inspected," Karla Swacker, public information director for Health and Human Resources, said Friday. "Because we have not been able to find a common denominator between the three patients they are checking all possible sources." under total control," Doyle added. The floodgate, which is part of the Texas City-La Marque seawall, has been in operation since May of 19G7. Lawrence, within whose precinct the structure is located, said this was the first major pror.iem the county has faced with the gate. He said the company in Philadelphia that originally supplied the parts for the mechanism that raises and lowers the gate has been contacted, and they are checking now to see how See SEAWALL Page 2A Man Missing In Boating Accident A 73-year-old Galveston man remained missing Saturday night after his boat capsized in rough water near Pelican Island earlier that day. The man, Horace Thorton of 2617 Ave. L, was in the boat with his grandson She said the department has recorded one confirmed case and was expecting confirmation of two more cases from the national Center for Disease Control in Atlanta next week. A fourth "suspected infection" of a daughter of a 52-year-old Abbeville woman who showed clinical signs of cholera, also was reported. All the patients have recovered or are recovering, Miss Swacker said. Cholera bacteria has been found in the sewage systems o'' Abbeville and Kaplan, 11 miles to the west, where the reported infections occurred. when it capsized near Pelican Island Bridge. The boy, who was wearing a life preserver, was rescued, but Beach Patrol officers and Coast Guardsmen were unable to locate Thorton. Hill, Brooks Named Guild Co-Chairmen U.S. Rep. Jack Brooks and Mrs. John Hill, wife of the Texas attorney general, have accepted invitations to become honorary cochairmen of Galveston's 1894 Grand Opera House Guild. One of the major objectives of the guild, says Emily Whiteside, executive director of the Galveston County Cultural Arts Council, is to locate donors who can give a $100 gift to buy a new seat for the auditorium. Currently, 125 seats have been purchased, she said. The guild was formed to provide an opportunity for anyone interested in offering volunteer hours as tour guides, hosts or hostesses for the Grand Performing Arts Series and in fund-raising benefits. According to Lewis Harris, president of the Arts Council, restoration of the proscenium arch, 12 boxes and part of the orchestra pit will begin in late October with $500,000 of the city's Urban Development Action Grant funds. A public reception for Mrs. Hill is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Arts Center on The Strand. Anyone interested in joining Galveston's 1894 Grand Opera House Guild is encouraged to come and visit with Mrs. Hill, who will be the honored guest. Those interested in more information can write the Galveston County Cultural Arts Council at P.O. Box 1105, Galveston 77553, or call (713) 763-6459. Humorous Column Starts This Week The humor of Brian Robertson will be shared with readers of The Galveston D3i! u News each Thursday, beginning this week. A native of Houston, Robertson writes about everyday topics in an out-of-the-way manner that will have you chuckling over your breakfast cereal, if not at it. A graduate of the University of St. Thomas with a degree in psychology, Robertson now lives in Edinburg, Texas, where he works with a crisis phone service and writes poetry, short stories and At the suggestion of several editors, Robertson began syndication of a weekly humor column. The Galveston Daily News is one of the charter newspapers in the self-syndication network. So look for and enjoy Brian Robertson, beginning this Thursday in The Galveston Daily News. The Weather GALVESTON area forecast—Partly cloudy and mild today and Monday. High today and Monday in the mid 80s. Low tonight in the mid 70s. B 0 A T I N G a n d recreation—Northeasterly winds 10 to 15 mph with bay waters choppy through Monday. FISHING-Good. BEACH water temperature—83 degrees.

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