The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on September 24, 1978 · Page 2
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The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas · Page 2

Galveston, Texas
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Sunday, September 24, 1978
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2- A *TliL' County Police Deal Sunday Morning, September 24, 1978 31 Arrested In Gambling Raid Galveston Police code enforcement agents capped from three to four months of surveillance Saturday after arresting 31 persons for misdemeanor and felony gambling. Officers served four separate search warrants beginning at 11 a.m. and continued arrests until about A p.m. In some of the raids, officers had "to run some foot races," one code enforcement agent said. Of those arrested, five were being filed on for felonies. Two of the raids were made in Galveston and two were made on the fringes of the city, police said. About $4,000 in illegal monies were confiscated in the busts. A mother grabbed her young daughter early Saturday morning and fled from their house when she discovered a man hiding in the bathroom, police said. The 23-year-old woman told police her daughter woke her up about 5 a.m. and told her that the bathroom light was out. The mother screwed the light back in and, while doing so, sensed someone was in the bathroom. She fled with her daughter out the house's front door after pulling the shower curtain back and seeing a man, who fled out the back door. The woman told police she had been home since 7 p.m. the previous night and could not understand how the man entered the house. MEN ARRESTED Police arrested and charged two men with robbery shortly after they allegedly beat a man with a stick and robbed him on a rock groin near 18th Street and Seawall Boulevard Saturday morning. The 23-year-old victim told officers he was sitting In a cafe about 1 a.m. when he decided to go out and listen to the waves on the rock groin. A while later, two men reportedly approached the victim and began a conversation. Shortly af- terward, however, one of the men picked up a stick and demanded the victim's money and watch, police said. The victim said "no" and began running, only to be caught, beaten and robbed of about $7. Police arrested two men fitting the description about 30 minutes after the incident occurred. Charged with aggrevated robbery with a deadly weapon were 28-year-old Robert Mack, of 412 Chip St., La Marque, and 27- year-old Russell Baugh of Galveston. Health officials were still unsure Saturday about what caused the nausea that inflicted a large number of Cleveland, Texas, band students after they marched during a football game in Santa Fe Friday night. About 17 students were treated for dizziness and hyperventilation at Memorial Hospital of Galveston County. Many more students, and several adults, exhibited symptoms but did not become sick enough to require treatment, W.W. Kemmerer, county health officer, said. Food poisoning, which had earlier been suspected, was ruled out as a cause since many of the youngsters ate at different places earlier that day. Kemmerer said the nausea was most likely a combination of heat and excitement. Cleveland beat Santa Fe, who had gone into the game undefeated. Strangely enough, a similar incident occurred Friday night in Smiley, a town north of Houston. All of the students were treated and released. Deaths and Funerals CENTRAL PLAZA was the center of activity Thursday, Friday and Saturday as hundreds turned out to celebrate Old Time Bargain Days. More than 40 non-profit organizations participated in the annual event in addition to area merchants offering special bargains during the three-day celebration. It was a huge success according to some merchants and to shoppers, it brought back memories of "those good old days" when you could take $10 to town and go home with a sack full of "goodies." (Staff Photo By Jo Ann Oliphant) at the church, 4109 Ave. L, with the celebration of the Holy Liturgy of St. John Shrysostom and the procession with the Holy Cross included in the service "The two great saints associated with this Holy Day are the patron saints of the Galveston Serbian Orthodox Church," Pazalos added. Continued From Page 1 passed the place where the excavation had taken place for the Holy Cross. The body of the deceased then was placed upon the first two crosses and nothing happened, but when he was placed upon the third, the dead man came back to life. So then the True Cross of Christ was clearly identified." Special services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today _ Joann Pitts TEXAS CITY—Joann Elaine Pitts ,of 2204 Fifth Ave. 'North, Texas City, died Friday in a Texas City automobile accident. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Hays Funeral Home in Alta Loma with Brother C.C. Mensch officiating. Burial will be in Grace Memorial Park in Alta Loma. She had been a secretary for Tri-Co Electronics and Communications for the past five years. She was a member of the Algoa Baptist Church. Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. K.E. Pitts of Algoa and a brother, Kinsey, of Texas City. Charles Vian BACLIFF—Charles J. Vian, 53, of 315 Grand St., died Saturday morning. Funeral arrangements are pending at Jack Rowe Funeral Home in League City. James Epps Funeral services for James Epps, 73, of 5328 Ave. H are pending at Strode-Armstrong Mortuary. Mr. Epps died Friday at Memorial Hospital of Galveston County in Texas City. Charles Baskett CLEBURNE-Charles R. Baskett, 81, of Cleburne, died Saturday. Services will be held Monday at Closier-Pearson Funeral Home in Cleburne. He was a veteran of World War I and was retired from the Santa Fe Railroad. Survivors include his wife, Lela; a daughter, Anna Jean of Bannister; a brother, B.F. Baskett of Stephenville; two sisters, Mrs. Roy Engelke of Gaiveston and Mrs. K.B. Kemp of La Marque; three grandsons and one granddaughter. Herman Beldon Funeral services for Herman Beldon, 23, of Fort Worth will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Strode- Armstrong Mortuary, the Rev. O.D. Beard officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery. Mr. Beldon died Thur- sday in John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. Ha was born June 29,1955 in Galveston and had been a resident of Fort Worth for the past two years. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Dorothy Beldon of Galveston; a sister, Ms. Irma Marie Beldon of Galveston; and several aunts and uncles. Visitors may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday. Continued From Page 1 residents who had birthdays during September. The party begins at 3 p.m. In the ballroom. . .Esther Bolton says everybody is Invited to the card party today at 2:30 p.m. at Salinas Hall, 5027 Ave. O 1 /.., Continued From Pag soon replacement parts can coupling and reduction be provided. The gate, which looks much like the blade of a guillotine, is, under normal conditions, raised and lowered between two 97- foot towers to insure that neither high tides nor heavy rains flood certain areas of Texas City. It must also be raised so that boats based in Moses Lake can move from the lake into the bay and back again.The structure is designed to be closed if a hurricane should raise the tides in Galveston Bay past a specified danger point. When closed, the gate completes the Texas City portion of the seawall. Lawrence said the gate free-fell some 15 feet Friday when the driveshaft Correction Live Oak The Live Oak Baptist Church of Galveston will close its annual music workshop with a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday featuring sacred music from black America. The concert had originally been reported as scheduled for 2:45 p.m. The News regrets the error. gear broke as it was being lowered. It landed in 25 feet of water. Lawrence said there was no apparent damage to the gate itself. Doyle said owners of boats using the passageway into Moses Lake were notified late Friday that they would not be able to leave and enter the body of water until the crane could be moved into position to lift the massive gate. sponsored by the Damas Pro Inf ancia. Proceeds will go to help underprivileged children ... A ham steak dinner will be served today by the Cooties at the VFW Hall, starting at 11 a.m. Henry Graugnard says the price tag is $2.85 per plate.. Celebrating wedding anniversaries are Mr. and Mrs. De Hill Ward, Mr. and Mrs. David Jones. . .Birthday kids are Julian Levy, Oury Sellg, Deatra Clay, Lunell Bozeman, L.J. Fleenor of La Marque, M.H. Rails, Jacqueline Yvonne Simmons, Etta Butler, Sherry Mayfield, Willie G. Jackson, David Jones, Emrnett Jackson, J.K. Taylor, Mollie Chargols, Frances A. Hill, Myrtlce Tavener, John Buys... Funerals Insulin Resistance Figures In Diabetes CHICAGO (UPI) - The blood sugar test for diabetes may of itself be inadequate, say two Wisconsin researchers in a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association. A high blood sugar count does not necessarily mean the patient has diabetes, say Drs. Roger W. Turkington and Howard K. Weindling of the Diabetes Center, St. Francis i7~*.«;t*%i *jc;i»..«.,u**** AiuaplKli, ITIUrrauivtv,. Rather, measurement of the body's insulin reserve is the true test, say Drs. Turkington and Weindling. Many of those who flunk the blood sugar test aren't deficient in insulin production at all. Their bodies are simply resistant to utilizing insulin properly. This can happen for a number of reasons, but most often is due to obesity. This explains the puzzle of the over-weight friend who was "cured" of diabetes by simply reducing to normal size. T'V»ir> r»/*r i e i r»*> rtmrot* H aH i IIIO / jX-a uvj» *»•*- - *-• ****** diabetes, despite a high blood sugar count, and was merely insulin resistant. TODAY Mary Hall, 61, of Hitchcock, died Friday; services at 2 p.m. today at James Crowder Funeral Home with the Rev. Hartley Berlin officiating; burial in Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock. Perry Christy, 17, of Seabrook, died Friday; services at 2 p.m. today at Jack Rowe Funeral Home; burial in Seabrook Cemetery. MONDAY Shelley Ross Jr., 56, of Texas City, died Thursday; services at 11 a.m. Monday at Fields Funeral Home with the Rev. R.B. Moody officiating; burial at Mainland Memorial Cemetery in Hitchcock. Melvln Green, 59, of Texas City, died Wednesday; services at 8 p.m. Monday at Rising Star Baptist Church with the Rev. D.N. Benford officiating; burial at Combre Cemetery in Lake Charles, La., under the direction of Fields Funeral Home. Alberta Reese, 61, of Galveston, died Thursday; services at 1 p.m. Monday at Greater Mount Calvary Baotist Church with the The first Major League All-Star baseball game was played on July 6, 1933 at Comlskey Park, Chicago. The American League defeated the National League, 4 to 2. Rev. J.B. Daniels officiating; burial at Lake View Cemetery in Galveston under the direction of Fields Funeral Home. Ardelia Oliver Funeral services for Mrs. Ardelia Oliver, 80, of 5615 Ave. M, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. M.C. Battle officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Cemetery in Galveston. A rosary will be recited from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Fields Funeral Home. Mrs. Oliver died at 12:35 p.m. Friday at John Sealy Hospital. She was born Jan. 21,1898, in Calvert, Texas. Mrs. Oliver, a housewife, was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church and a resident of Galveston for 57 years. Survivors include a daughter, Lillie Mae Leach of Galveston; six grandchildren, Audrey Lee, Arthur, Willie Ruth, Tyrone, Willie Douglas and Gertrude; nine great- grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Visitors may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday. George Wilson ARCADIA, La.-Funeral services for George L. Wilson, 73, of Arcadia will be held Thursday at the St. Duty CME Church in Arcadia Arcadia, the Rev. Sherman Davis officiating. Burial will be in Filmore Cemetery under local direction of Lundy Mortuary. Mr. Wilson died Friday at John Sealy Hospital. He was born Aug. 27,1905 in Webster Parish, La. and had been a life resident there. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ethel Wilson of Arcadia; three daughters, Mrs. Betty J yce Stewart, Mrs. Ophelia L. Davis and Mrs. Mary B. Vidtor, all of Galveston; three brothers, Aurthor Wilson and Thomas Wilson, both of Haughton, La. and Oberv Wilson of Sacramento, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitors may call at the funeral home from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday. Pallbearers will be J. C. Smith, John D. Davis, Charles Smith, Robert Mays and Verman Smith. William Ayars LA MARQUE-William E Ayars, 69, of 1410 Austin, died Saturday morning at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in La Marque with the Rev. Myron Hoff officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park. Mr. Ayars was born July 11, 1909, in La Marque. He was the son of William Newton Ayars of Dallas and Bessie Cahn of Galveston. His family was one of the early settlers of La Marque in the 1890s. Mr. Ayars went to work at American Oil in 1933 and retired in 1971 after completing 38 years with the company. His father also was employed at American Oil and, he was known as Big Bill while his son was known as Little Bill. Survivors include his wife, Murial D. Ayars of La Marque; a son, William John Ayars of La Marque; two daughters, Linda Franke of Houston and Constance Speaks of La Marque; a brother, B.F. Ayars of Freeport, Texas; three sisters, Constance Fannett of La Marque, Bessie Ayars Lamar of Indianapolis, Ind., and Frankie Gentle of Portland, Ore., and ten grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m today. AKREEND MBED At some time in your life you will have a very special need, requiring a very speeial service. At this time the FUNERAL DIRECTOR in your community is your bcsl friend. Together with your priest, rabbi and min ister the Funeral Director provides a support system that is reliable and dedicated to insuring the perpetuation of your family tradition. 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