The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on September 24, 1978 · Page 16
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The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas · Page 16

Galveston, Texas
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Sunday, September 24, 1978
Page 16
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4-B ^IF ^nUi-.'-jtini pnii'j Xrui-i Sunday Morning. September 24.1978 CM And Ford Love Detroit See This d Sunday's Jailg TV Guide for all The TV Listings BILL MARTIN Firestone, 2021 61st St., celebrated its grand opening Monday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new firm is a complete tire and automotive center. On band for the occasion were, front row, from left, Curtiss Brown, Glynda Oglesby, Don Gartman. owner Bill Martin, manager Adrian Cisneros, Maryann Bryan. Chuck Lawrence and Lou Muller. Others attending the ceremony included Ed Turk. Frank Marinelli, Bill Shirk, Harold Crawford, Carroll Sunseri, Charles Worthen, Ben Hatcher, Del (Inland and George Lemman. (Staff Photo By Jo Ann Oliphant) DETROIT fUPU - In. the showroom General Motors and Ford may be competitors but not when it comes to revitalizing Detroit. GM was a major contributor in a SI.1 million gift to Henry Ford Hospital to buy a vacant 14-story motor lodge in midtown^ The hospital is named after the auto pioneer and his descendants have been active in its board of directors. After renovation, the hospital plans to use the 290-room motel for classrooms and student nurses' quarters. BIG SAVINGS IN ALL DEPARTMENTS During Grand Opening Celebration SEASON^ IS HERE! PROTECT YOl'R HOME WTTH WARM Mi! Aramco Out.sifta Rlinds "STRONGEST OF THEM ALL" CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATES FREEl-FREEt HURRICANE TRACKING MAPS Aramco OUTSIDE BLINDS SERVING GALVESTON WITH ALUMINUM PRODUCTS FOR OVER 30 YEARS 5101 BROADWAY - 762-9652 ARAMCO Aluminum Folding Shutters FOR Patio Doors AND Glass Areas IN SIO»»l>t POSITION li i 1 < YOU UOSE WITH EASE. ( till —— MM X^ \ ANDIOCK FOB COMPUTE PROTECTION . FIRESTONE IS CELEBRATING IT'S Grand Opening With A Sale Through Sept.: ; Jim BisJiop: Reporter She Almost Gets A Shark ; Kellyo was a snow-white - feather on a clear jade sea. " She trolled north from Grand " Bahama Island with four - exhausts gargling sea water. - The 80-pound test lines bowed ; aft, skipping ballyhoo and •> mullet. The sun blinded us ~, through dark glasses. ~ This was one more try for »blue marlin. Capt. Steve ; Hollingsworth was on the fly Abridge. I didn't need him to ^run my boat, but he was a 7 friend, and he smelled game -> fish better than any captain I Iknew. His skin was shiny ; black sati/i, blacker than his heart. His pearly smile, I am ^ told, was deadly to Bahama maidens. This went on hour after " hour. We loafed through 20 ; miles of sea, through sand- wiches, boiled eggs and a case -' of beer. At 2 p.m., my wife was I strapped in the fighting chair. ; The hit came on the port - outrigger. "Let him run!" ^Hollingsworth roared. I reeled •three other lines in. He ran ;-with the bait. The big reel . * : :— tr-n..i> n .j v.~~ ^ •• aaiig in pant, ixcujr ui ai-cxi nci •^sneakers on the ice chest and -put the brake on. ". Far behind, a huge dark "body smashed out of the -water, leaped high and fell ^back. "You got him," I said. ;"Hang on." Steve took a -second look. "Cut the line. Big .lemon shark." NIPPING THE NIPPERS I got the nippers. Kelly is 135 pounds of complete femininity. She is a frilly, lacy person. "Keep away," she said softly. "This is MY fish." Steve idled both engines. "Shark is no good." He came down the ladder. "Miss Kelly, we gonna get good fish. Cut him loose. The lemon shark is .crazy in the head." She reeled in slack. "Go away," she said. On the main deck, we put both engines slow ahead. Sharks are not jumpers. He jumped again and slammed back in on his side. This was before the movie Jaws. This was before Jacques Cousteau depicted the dangers of sharks. Kelly had been on other game fish voyages. She was addicted to the stunning surprises of the sea. She had fought a 55-pound wahoo for :i5 minutes and gaffed him. The wahoo can rip off 40 knots in any direction with a lot of muscle. She had caught sail. Once, she caught fat bonita and used it as live bait to tempt a blue marlin. She didn't Ret it. I lit a cigarette for her and watched the sweat swell the white paper. The brass of the hot sun was dappled on her eyes. The heavy rod bent until the tip was below the aft rail. The shark was sounding. After 20 minutes, the contest altered. It was not woman against a fish. It was her will against his. She couldn't turn thp reel Thr> Iniid (jninf.s wprt» coming from her stomach. I took a bath towel and wiped her face and neck. "I^t him run a little," Steve said. She shook her head. "He's not going anywhere." This was a side I hadn't seen before the marriage. I pulled the engines out of gear to see how strong he was. I looked aft. Whatever he was, he was towing a 36-foot boat backwards. MARINA BOUND I went up on the flying bridge and turned the radio on. A disc jockey in Miami was playing golden goldies: "You Do Something to Me." Below, I could see a bun of blonde hair peeping out behind a floppy straw hat. "We can't bring a shark into the rnarina," I yelled. "It will scare the swimmers." She said nothing. I put the boat in gear. The fish felt the pull and swam near the surface and turned to port. His dorsal fin glistened. "Swing left," she said. "Keep him behind the boat." It went on like this for a long time. He turned to run aft fast and both her feet went through the ice chest. There was a smashing sound, and cubes danced like diamonds. She was winning. She wasn't breathing any more; just whimpering. Little whining sounds came from her throat. Steve shrugged. He got the big wooden gaff. Attached was 25 feet of one-inch manila. It was slipped onto a shiny bit. This would hold him. Inch by painful inch Kelly brought him in. We could see his shape. Hollingsworth's eyes bugged. It was indeed a iemon shark — not a bit panicky — and from snout to curving tail he had to be 15 feet long. Kelly said nothing. The reel was coming in one rachet at a time. I grabbed for the gaff. Slowly, gracefully, the huge shark came up the port side of the boat. His head was halfway to the bow with copper leader hanging from his jaws. In plunged the gaff once. Twice. Three times. He appeared to be almost on the surface, but he was a foot or more under the steel spear. Quietly, he turned under the boat, came up the other side, and snapped his head. The line broke. The mammoth shark slid silently under the waves. The perspiration was falling in huge drops off Kelly's blonde brows. "You bastard!" she screamed at him. My mother taught me that all women are ladies. . 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