The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on September 25, 1978 · Page 1
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FIRST HUTCHINGS 1 StALY NATIONAL BANK IN GAUVESTON atfo ^^ 39th & Beach* Closed Monday Texas' Oktet Newspaper, Established in 1842, Dedicated To The Growth and Progress of Galveston and Alt of Galveston County VOL. 139. No. 169 Member, United Press International GALVESTON, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 25,1978 Tht County's Only 7-D.y Paper 25c Daily, 50c Sunday Assad Takes Hard-Line Stance DAMASCUS. Syria i UP1) — Syrian President Hafez Assad listened politely to Secretary of State Cyrus Vance Sunday but refused to soften his campaign as head of the Arab hardliners to destroy the Camp David agreements. In a new complication to American peace efforts, the Syrians reacted with anger to President Carter's remarks grouping the Palestine Liberation Organization with the Nazis and Communists. Assad, who played host to the "steadfastness and confrontation front" of radical Arab regimes most of last week, met for five hours with Vance. But he gave no indication he would try to cool Arab fury at Sadat's peace initiatives. At the con- THIS IS THE COVER OF LIFE, the magazine that brought the magic of pictures to four generations of Americans, that will hit the newsstands on a regular basis Monday after an absence of six years. It will appear as a monthly instead of a weekly as it had for 36 yeai s before it suspended publication in 1.972. See related story Page 3A. Educators Have Reached A Tentative Agreement A tentative agreement was reached Sunday on a plan to end a 19-day teachers strike in Bridgeport. Conn., and teachers in the Chicago City College system scheduled a vote on a new contract that would salvage the semester for 110,000 students. Faculty strikes at two community colleges in Michigan also neared an end. But negotiations brought little progress in 11 other states where more than 275,000 grade school, high school and college students have been idled or otherwise affected by school strikes. The Bridgeport agreement was reached at Passing Parade By TERRY MacLEOD Just take a good look at the calendar. Three months from today will be Christmas day. . .Attention all actors and backstage crew members, with or without experience! All roles are open for the Upper Deck Theatre's third production of the season, "Marriage-Go-Round", to be directed by Betty Hilton. Auditions will be held today through Wednesday in the theatre arena beginning at 7:30 p.m. Roles are available for two men and two women, ages 20 to 40. The U n per Deck is located. orTthtTGalveston College's Fort Crockett campus at 5001 Ave. U. For further information call the theatre box office at 744-9661. All interested members of the community are invited to attend the auditions. . .Itza girl for Leslie and Harold Smith. The baby has been named Kara Nicole. Proud grandparents are James and Sarah Malin. Sharon, jylynn and Erin are aunts for the first time.. .Norman Guyewski, sculptor and firefighter, has been chosen for listing in the 1978-79 edition of "Personalities of America" published by the American Biographical Institute. It recognizes people from throughout America who have excelled in areas such as public and community service, industry, education, the arts and sciences... It's a blue bundle for Kathy and Ronny Beesley. The baby, born at St. Mary's Hospital, has been named Kyle. Happy grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gleen Childs and Mrs. Libby Beesley. . .The R. J. Fowles are back from the Dallas Market and Gift Show. Their purchases are on display at their two stores, the Galve?, Mall and Bay brook Mall. . . Jerry Marza is reminding everybody that tickets for the diamond jubilee celebration of the Msgr. Kirwin Council 787 Knights of Columbus slated Oct. 7 are. available at. the KC Hall through Oct. 4 Price is $5 per person. This will include a dinner and dance with Frank Incaprera and his orchestra providing the music. . .Everybody is wishing well for Anthea Butler of Texas City who is recovering from mononucleosis. She has had to interrupt her studies at the University of Houston but hopes to be back at her studies next semester... Celebrating a wedding anniversary are Willis and Hassia Jackson Jr., Connie and Manuel Rojas, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lee Douglas Sr. . .Birthday kids are Marvin Stein, Herman Earl Buckner III, Shirley Elder, Don Gartman, Pat Dow, Mary Borsellno, Stacy Butler, Luvena Sellers,Joe Biimpas, Thea Nadine • Collins, Mrs. Jerry A. Hall, Grace Melgs, Edna Wegner. elusion of the hard-line summit, he called on the Egyptian people and army to "assert themselves" — a remark that fell just short of a public appeal for Sadat's overthrow. He also described the current Egyptian-Israeli peace moves "a betrayal of the Palestinian cause and a switch 'to the Israeli side (by Egypt)." The summit — grouping Syria, Libya, Algeria, South Yemen and the PLO — agreed to break all diplomatic and economic ties with Egypt, set up a unifed military command and seek closer ties with the Soviet Union. Even as Vance's motorcade was driving into the Syrian capita!, Assad was driving out to the airport to see off Col. Moammar Khadafy, the militant leader of Libya. Later, as the American diplomat was meeting with the Syrian President, Syrian sources said King Hussein of Jordan was expected to visit Damascus soon, possibly as early as Monday. PLO chief Yasser Arafat also was expected to meet with Assad Monday for briefings on the Vance visit. Both Syria and the PLO rejected Carter's remarks in a speech Sunday comparing the guerrilla organization to the Nazis, Ku Klux Klan and Communists. "It would be nice for us if they .just went away," Carter said. But Syrian Foreign Minister Abdel Halim Khaddam told reporters the comments "don't change the facts." "The PLO represents the people of Palestine and acquired its legitimacy by the overwhelming support uf the Palestinians. This legitimacy has also been established in Arab Summit conferences," he said. And Salah Khalaf, a top Arafat aide, said the U.S. president's speech "will not shake or frighten us and we shall continue the struggle until victory and liberation." "Carter was irresponsible to declare this new type of i psychological) war against the PLO," he said. The Morning Cup Eckhardt Plans Ripof f Hearings By JOEL K1RKPATR1CK News Staff Writer 1 p.m. following a 16-hour negotiating session at the state Labor Department. About 261 of the district's teachers had been j ailed for defying a back to work court order to open schools for the district's 23,000 students. A ratification vote was scheduled for later Sunday. But there was little optimism for a speedy settlement in Bridgeport's other teachers strike — a walkout by professors at the University of Bridgeport. The professors walked off the job Friday, opening day of classes for 8,000 students. In Chicago, Mayor Michael Bilandic, who at first refused students' pleas that he intervene in the four-week city college strike, called both sides together Friday morning. He kept talks alive until 4 a.m. Saturday, when he emerged to announce the tentative accord. Teachers were victorious in the main issue, defeating a board of trustees demand that they teach an extra course each semester. But the teachers, who received no pay raise last year, compromised their demands for a 12 percent pay increase. They will receive an additional 5 percent this year and 5 percent the next. A vote by the college system's 1,450 teachers was scheduled for Sunday night. Classes also will resume Monday at Eastern Michigan University, where striking teachers accepted a new contract Friday, ending a walkout that delayed the start of classes for 20,000 students for more than a week. Classes at the university were not officially canceled but few were held. And a tentative agreement was announced during the weekend at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Mich., where 210 faculty members had been on strike. Classes at Detroit's See EDUCATORS Page 2A There are some things we'd never know if we didn't open our mail One letter this past week was from Keith Ozmore, genial precursor of U.S. Rep. Bob Eckhardt of the Eighth Congressional District. Keith was notifying all and sundry that the Houston congressman is going to hold hearings, beginning at 10 a.m. today at Houston city hall on ripoffs in the auto repair business. Eckhardt is going to bring members of his subcommittee on consumer protection and finance to Houston for the hearings and all are invited to appear. Ozmore contends that Americans are now spending to maintain and repair their cars half of what they spend on their homes. Ozmore's boss, Eckhardt, contends "...the consumer loses three billion dollars to un-needed parts of package deals; three billion for faulty repairs where owners do not get a refund; and another two billion on unneeded repairs sold with possible fraudulent intent." Two Escape Frni Palo Pinto JaU *********************************** MINERAL WELLS, Texas (UPI) — Two escapees from the Palo Pinto County Jail tied up two persons in a motel room, stole a pickup and were believed heading west, the Department of Public Safety said Sunday. The DPS said Michael Dwayne Bender, 23, of Mineral Wells, and Dan Dwayne Taggert, 18, of Dallas, left the city in a gold pickup and were armed with a" .44-magrmm anrt a carbine. The DPS said the two persons tied in the motel were uninjured and were being questioned by authorities. A third person who escaped from the Palo Pinto County Jail, Karol Ray McAtee, 24, of Mineral Wells, was arrested Saturday at the home of an acquaintance. County sheriff Ray Patterson said the search for the other two primarily centered on an area west of Mineral Wells. Mineral Wells police officder Robert Hemphill said McAtee was alone, unarmed and offered no resistance when apprehended late Saturday afternoon. He has beer, returned to the Palo Pinto County Jail. Hemphill said McAtee's arrest was prompted by a tip police received. He would not name the tipster. Patterson said the fugitive told him he outran the other two and had not seen them since, but the sheriff said he believed McAtee knew -#<°re the others were. 'if Two jail empi- 1 *is who were assaulted GI? ing the Thursday night hreakout were reported recovering from their injuries. Night jailer John Hutson, 22, was stabbed in the back and chest during the escape and was hospitalized in good condition. Dispatcher Melinda McCoy was recovering from a concussion and head cuts. The three escapees have been charged with attempted capital murder in the assaults by a Mineral Wells justice of the peace. Houston Man Dies In Two-Car Wreck i Pro Grid ^,1 \ Scores ; /W j; .S/xw.v«/W liv . NLV / > . ^ff ' \ Miller Itt'fr f>f (inlrt'Klnn r^S^ ' • Los Angeles 10 Houston 6 • Dallas 21 u St. Louis 12 «• ;; Pittsburgh 15 |; Cleveland 9 *• \ t Washington 23 J NY Jets 3 t- t " '•'•" l , Tampa 14 J; Atlanta 9 i • ] Philadelphia 17 $ Miami 3 a • Denver 23 > Kansas City 17 3 > Green Bay 24 > • San Diego 3 ] '. Buffalo 24 ' Baltimore 1.2 "• 3^Seattle 28 > Detroit 16 * > New Orleans 20 J Cincinnati 18 J ^ NY Giants 27 } San Francisco 10 ] i j For Details Of These NFL Games \ \. . See Sports Section ] [ FOOTBALL SCORES BROUGHT TO YOU BY i DIENST DISTRIBUTING CO. •t M AttrlbrtM'i •!.... { /t&^wb \5™/ : Houston City Hall located at 901 Bagby St. >s Also in the mail was a news release outlining how drivers of compact cars and many intermediate and full size autos ought to take more care on hills and curves. Naturally it is a study by the Aggies at College Station. The study shows that drivers in smaller cars, not surprisingly, are closer to the ground. Engineers who design highway grades and no- passing zones assume a driver eye height of 3.75 feet from the roadway, an average obtained from 1960* studies. Because of the smaller and lower cars, Texas A&M researcher Wiley Cunagin said many drivers now have an eye height 3.5 feet from the roadway. That's a drop of three inches. Therefore, he says some drivers have less sight distance on vertical curves and to a lesser degree on horizontal curves. Therefore, he says, someone in the Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation should change the striping for no-passing zones and the design of curves. See ECKHARDT Page 2A GILCHRIST—A 27-year- old Houston man was killed in a two car collision here Sunday morning and the Galveston Police Beach Patrol recovered the body of a man who drowned near Pelican Island Bridge Saturday. Donnie G. Barrow was pronounced dead at the scene minutes after his car collided head on with a pickup truck traveling west on Highway 87 about 4 a.m., Sheriff's Deputy Louis Ontiveros said. Two teenagers in the pickup truck suffered minor head injuries and lacerations. The two 15-year-olds told Ontiveros they were heading toward Giichrist when Barrow's car swerved into their lane and collided with them. The ( Classified Ads | Get FAST Results!] "I didn't think I'd sell it this fast. My roommate said the phone was ringing off the wall, and when I got home the first caller said she'd be right over." says D'LORAH ARTHUR of 2516 46th St. in Galveston. "She didn't even try it out—she just handed me the money." Ninety-two percent of all Galveston County residents who have ever placed a classified ad in The Galveston Daily News have gotten the results they wanted, according to a survey of 500 persons. Call one of our Ad-Visors today at 744-:5f)l 1 to start your ad. pickup flipped once, officers said. About 8:30 a.m. Sunday, the police beach patrol recovered the body of a 46- year-old man who drowned near Pelican Island Bridge Saturday after the boat he was in capsized in rough water. The body washed up near the site of the drowning, police said. LVWTo Sponsor Tours Local citizens will have a chance to learn more about county government at county courthouse tours being sponsored this week by the League of Women Voters of Galveston. Members of the tour Monday will hear Adams present a description of the administrative structure of county government. Next, they'll visit the county clerk's office, the county judge's office, the county engineer's office and the commissioners' workshop. Participants on Thursday's tour will have a chance to see the tax assessor's office, the department of county welfare, the office of the district clerk and the office of the district attorney. Both tours will originate in the lobby of th<j' county courthouse. 722 \ Moody, promptly at 9:30 a.jn. Each tour will last for twoTiours. Check Theae THE CONSUMER PRODUCT Safety Commission has drawn up a list of 24 of the most serious hazards facing consumers. See story Page 3A OCTANE RATINGS will now have to be posted on gasoline pumps, according to new regulations by the Federal Trade Commission. See story Page 5B Other Feature* Amusements 3B Birthdays 3 A, Bridge 9A Comics 4B Contact 4B County Agent 5A Crossword 9A Deaths 2A Horoscope 9A People, Family ... 4A Police Beat 2A Sports 1-2B TV Listings 3B Viewpoints 8A Want Ads 4-9B Weather 10A PLANNING THE itinerary for the County Courthouse tours sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Galveston arc, from left. Jason Adams, administrative assistant to the Commissioners Court; Joan Slavin, LAW member and county judge Kay Holbrook. (Staff Photo By Betty Tichich) Weather GALVESTON area forecast—Partly cloudy and mild through Tuesday. Low tonight and Monday upper 70s. High Monday and Tuesday Mid 80s. BOATING and recreation—East to northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with bay waters choppy through Tuesday. FlSHlNG-Goori. BEACH water temperature—«:? degrees.

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