The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on September 26, 1978 · Page 2
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Galveston, Texas
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Tuesday, September 26, 1978
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2 -A CDu- uViUiratoit p.nilii \ County Police Beat Tuesday .'Morning, September 26. 2678 Galveston Man Held Up A. 27-year-old man was robbed of $70 Monday by a knife-wielding bandit near the intersection of 25th Street and Market, police reported. The man told police he was standing at the in- • tfrsection when another man approached him and demanded his money. The suspect then pulled a knife on the man before fleeing with $70, according to reports. Police said the kriife was not used. PURSE SNATCHER • Police are searching for a man whom they believe may be connected with a series of recent purse snatchings. The latest incident occurred Sunday when a woman, while pushing a shopping cart near 22nd and Avenue L, had her purse snatched, police reported. The man apparently ran up from behind the woman and grabbed her purse, containing $25. Poijce said the suspect fits the description of a man sought in connection with two similar incidents reported recently in the same vicinity. EQUIPMENT MISSING Police are investigating a ' burglary at the Grasso Docks which resulted in the loss of about $7,000 in nautical radio equipment. The equipment reportedly is missing from the boat Captain Frank. GIRL INJURED TEXAS CITY-An 8- year-old girl was injured Sunday as she was struck by a car in the 800 block of San Jacinto, police reported. Michele Mischer, who lives in the 800 block of San Jacinto, was listed in serious' condition at Danforth Hospital following the incident, which occurred. about 7 p.m. Sunday. The driver of the car, a 14- year-old Texas City girl, was cited for driving without a license. The girl's mother, who was a passenger in the car, was cited for allowing an unlicensed operator to drive a motor vehicle. The Mischer girl was hit when the driver lost control of the car and skidded into the child, who was riding her bike. Police said the girl sustained abrasions and a broken leg. STABBED IN BACKA. Port Bolivar man refused to press charges Monday after he was stabbed in the back at a lounge in the 2000 block of Post Office, Officer Joe Maffei reported • Edward Buchannan was treated for stab wounds at John Sealy Hospital following the incident, which was reported'at 8:$) p.m. : . Buchannan told police a fight began after he entered the lounge. Police said an unknown person used a razor blade to cut Buchannan. Passing Parade Deaths and Funerals SF May Contest Valuation Action SANTA FE-The Santa Fe school board Monday night considered contesting implementation of $56 million in intangible personal property added to the district's 1978 state- assessed property valuations. . Discussion of appeal was sparked when Superintendent Roy Wollara presented trustees with a list depicting marked differences between locally assessed' property valuations and state valuations. The most noticeable difference came in the form of the $56 million intangible property addition. The state appropriates more to school districts which have less taxable property to support them. Most districts which con- HltcJlCOCk Continued From Page 1 the first 500 cubic feet. The rate charged for each additional 100 cubic feet of water remained at 80 cents. Sewer rates Increased from $4 to.$5 for the first 500 cubic feet of water and from 40 cents to GO cents per additional 100 cubic feet. Garbage rates for single- family dwellings were raised to $6 per month. Houses with only one occupant will be charged $5. The commission passed an ordinance closing Barry Road to two-way traffic between Church and Shannon Streets. Residents will be able to travel east on the south 20 feet of Barry Road. Owners of more than three dogs over three months of .age in the city will be required to purchase a kennel permit under a new ordinance passed by the commission Monday night. test the state's property value assessment do so to draw extra funds. ."Most districts in the state have appealed," Wollam said. "They can't prove that there is any discrepancy because there is no way of gathering information to counteract the figures.'' Yet Wollam told trustees that the Santa Fe school district could benefit under current state assessments. The board's final decision will be based on the .recommendation by Truiit Pritchard Co., which will study work sheets used by Uie state to determine its assessments. If any contestable discrepancy can be found between local and state assessment, the district may have a basis for appeal. An appeal must be filed by Oct. 6,1978. In other business, the school 'board decided on immediate action on a bond issue which would provide $1 million for a 1,000- student elementary school, supportive facilities and parking lots. Trustees voted to have a 10-year co-mprehensive plan prepared in connection with the bond issue. County you're not going to make it—you're going to lose out," he said, while pistons pounded in the duster's eight mags, rocking the plane gently in subtle puffs of dove-grey exhaust. "Hell, when I crash- landed with one wheel, I was flying the same plane the next day at 4 a.m." The stigma of crop- dusting has gone through a metamorphosis since (Ceatined From Pafe I > designer; and to seek an /-, ,. iv, 0 i employee under . CETA Continued From Page 1 Tit £ fa lo rep!ace June « ,«*«. ..«. 01 Clingan, who has been in 1946 with one Stearman promoted duster. Yet, following the curator adage that even the longest journey begins with one to - assistant step, the company soon became the largest individually owned crop- dusting service, in the nation. Jenkins has always dreamed of owning his own cropdusting service. Several years ago, the dream was dashed when his Jenkins began Hying. At father, who owned Jenkins one time, he said, crop- Aerial, suffered a heart •dusting attracted the old World War II pilots who were looking for a thrill-seeking career. Now, cropdusting entices the more professionally minded pilots who prefer well-paying jobs. Jenkins considers himself an intermingling of the two eras. Sometimes he Jongs for the barnstorming days he's' often dreamed about. But since crop- dusting provides a large portion of his income, Jenkins must look upon it purely as a job. "To really make money cropdusting, you've got to really push your body hard. You have to push physically as well as mentally. • "When you come home, it's hard to unwind mentally. You have to unwind quickly because you only have four hours of sleep or less before you go back to work." Cropdusting season reaches its peak between May and August when the largest number of contracts are issued for planting, fertilizing and spraying rice and" soybean' fields throughout Jefferson and Chambers counties. With. only a handful of pilots to handle.the jobs, the strain on a pilbt can become hectic. The lens of his mirrored sunglasses reflected great expanses of rice fields, capped by icebergs of clouds high in the pale blue sky. He lifted the glasses, blotted out a droplet of sweat with his knuckle and then lowered them again like a visor. M&M Cropdusting Service began operation back attack and elected to sell the company to M&M. Despite the disappointment, Jenkins chose to stay and work for M&M. Since Jenkins spent his formative years in Winnie, growing up among small town customs and doing small town things, he has no desire to move. He plans to cropdust for two more v ears snd then retire. But, then, that's what he has been saying for the past several years. Behind him, the loading truck eased away, signaling him that -a job awaited. Five or six 'hours of .dusting remained. Jenkins pulled on his helmet and climbed back into the cockpit to face a myriad of vibrating gauges. Long-stemmed weeds bowed low as the duster's engine reached full pitch. The AgCat lurched forward with its rudder sawing at the air craziiy to gain the right direction. Within seconds, the duster was airborne, heading south, n uick! v shrinking to a small dot on the horizon and blending with the heat waves. Flying, Jenkins'had said; is all a matter of orientation with the environment...the ground, the horizon, the clouds, the endless expanse of sky and gravity; all acting at once and together. A pilot must understand the forces acting on his plane as best as he can, or the chances of survival . are slim. . In much the same line of logic, Jenkins has molded a way of life and a system to live by. —Received a letter thanking the county commissioners court for the recent help during . floods given by Bill Brady and his fellow workers in Bahdera County. The letter was sent by W.O. Hatfield Jr., county judge. —Voted to designate the week of Oct. 1-7 as "Women's Run Week" in Galveston County, on request of Beverly Benson,executive director of the Women's October Runfest of College of the Mainland. In a letter. to county commissioners, Benson said she feels there are more women runners than most people believe. ' 'We are hoping to have 50 to 100 women run," the letter said. "This is the first wojnen's run in Galveston County, and we hope it wiii become an annual event. Our forms have 'been sent as far as Dallas, but have been primarily . concentrated in the Galveston- Harris .County areas," Benson's letter notes'. ; — Accepted the deed to an .additional 14-acrepark site, adjacent to the Elva.Lobit Park near Dickinson, which has been given to Galveston County. The land was donated by Louis G. Lobit, who previously has donated park land to the county. County Judge Ray Holbrook thanked Commissioner Paul Hopkins publicly for his. efforts in the acquisition. . - — Took, under consideration a request for additional security measures at new county buildings at Port Bolivar and Santa Fe. Additional lighting and fencing for the 'new buildings and additional checking, by. law enforcement agencies is almost certain, according-. to commissioners. See This Sunday's QBau«»t<frn ^ntlg Jfe&w TV Guide for aH The Local tV Listings (CMtUoH From Pag* » winter season, and maybe next spring. . .Keitha Macdooald decided that her fifth birthday party should, be something very special. And it was! Some 30 friends joined her in. the Cabin Fever Room, of Galvez Plaza mall for "Keitha's Karnival." There were 10 game booths, apple bobbing, free tickets, movies (including scenes from "Star Wars,") carnival music and, of course, the birthday cake. Hats off to a brave mother, Linda Macdonald, who organized, supervised and survived the special birthday. . .Everybody is welcome to attend the film showing this evening at 7:30 in Wortham Auditorium of Rosenberg Library. "Soldier's Home" is the title of the film, which deals with the plight of a soldier's return to his hometown at the end of World War I. He needs peace and time while the rest of the world seems to be pressuring him to rejoin a community in which he now. feels alien. The Rev. John Caskey, program chairman, says a panel discussion will follow... Birthday kids are Cora Klock, Don Leach III, Hannah Lee Johnson, Mrs. Mary Teer Ward, Raquel Ann Morales, Yolanda Allen, Linda Alexander,. Mary Langoston, Tommy Smith Sr., Lillie Mae Collins Bohn of Texas City, who-is 80 years young, Steve Allgood, Mrs. Laura Fpntenot, Frank Carnes, Dr. John Williamson Jr., Joseph Plancbet, George Andersen... Kirkpatrick Elected To State Post Richard KirkpatricK, G a 1 y'e ston County treasurer, has been elected second vice president of the County Treasurers Association of.Texas, it was announced .by the association Monday. Kirkpatrick was. named the outstanding county treasurer in Texas in 1977. He previously has served as the association's secretary- treasurer and as a director. Traditionally, the second vice president becomes president within two years. One other Galveston County official has led a statewide association in recentyears. Tax - Assessor-Collector C.R. Johnson served as president of the Texas Assessor-Collector^ Association in 1976. MainlandUF Progress Report Due The first progress report meeting of'the Mainland United Fund will, be today at 4 p.m. at the staff office, 508 7th Ave. North in Texas .City. "Meetings will be each Tuesday through Get. 31. Each industrial division chairman is asked to report progress to Pat Donavon or Larry Durland by Monday., and each Monday through Oct. 30, so the progress of the division can be reported • at the Tuesday meeting. All community division chairmen are asked to attend this meeting to report their progress. If for some reason ;the chairman cannot attend, he should call 948-4211 or 948-1272 and give .his progress report prior to the meeting.. The Galvestoo Pally Ne*s Texas' Oldest Newspaper Dedicated to Ibe growth and progress of Galvestfln and afl of Galvestoo County. Published ever; morning by Galveston Newspapers, IDC., 8522 Tetenman Road. P.O. Boi Qg; Galveston, Texas 72553. Second class postage paid at Galveston, Tretas. United Press International ts entitled exclusively lo the use or repubiicalion of jut OK local pews of spoataBaxs origin printed in Ibis -newspaper. Subscription rales by carrier, V>£> per month; by man; jstoo per year anywhere in the continental United States, Jl 08.00 per year outside the UJS. The Galveston Daily News welcomes letters to the editor. They must be limited U> 300 words aad the writer's name must Designed andlhe address given. Robert Calboun ALTA LOMA-Funeral services for Robert Dale . Camo'un, 26, of Route 3, Box 242 will be at 9;30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Alia Loma with the Rev. George Olsovsky of-' ficiating. Burial will follow in Grace Memorial Park under the direction of Broadway Funeral Home. Mr. CaJhoun died Sunday night at John Sealy Hospital. He was born July 8, 1952, in Galveston. He was employed at Farmer's Grain Elevator. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and, Mrs. •Adam Simon of Alia Loma; his father, Robert. 0. Calhoun of Pearland; his grandmother, Elizabeth Gjurovich of Galveston; his step-grandmother, Ida Mae Simon of Alta Loma; two sisters, Cynthia Galvan and Cathy Doherty of Alta Loma; and three brothers, Kenneth W. Calhoun and Gary Joe Calhoun, both of Galveston, and Adam Simon III of Alta Loma. A rosary will be recited at 7 tonight at the funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home'after 3 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be Walter Lopez, Larry Krenak, Tommy. Cram, Robert Ochoa, Chris Schroeder and Archie Teer. James W.Chester LAS VEGAS; Nev.- Funeral services for James W. Chester, 48, son of Mrs. Mary W. Chester- of Galveston and a resident of Las Vegas, will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Williams Funeral Home in Beaumont with the Rev. Robert B. Pinckney officiating.. Burial will be in Magnolia.' Cemetery in Beaumont. Mr. Chester died Thursday in Las Vegas. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife; three sons, Ray Chester, Ted Chester .and Scott Chester, all of Kerrville; and a brother, the Rev. Eldon M. Chester IllofCpmo, Texas. James P. Hanlon DALLAS—Funeral . services for James P. Hanlon, 59, a native of Galveston and chief accountant for the Dallas Times Herald, were "conducted Saturday at St. CC District To Discuss Business LEAGUE CITY-The Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) board of directors will meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight to discuss the purchase of five school buses and consider bids received on six gym facilities in the district. The bus purchase was proposed in a recommendation from the director of transportation. The buses would be used to transport children in special education programs. The board will consider acceptance of an addition to P.H. . Greene Elementary School tonight. Also on the agenda are consideration of the second' reading for. a proposed policy regarding education for the handicapped and an update in enrollment projections by Alan Weber.- assistant superintendent for secondary education. Kemmerer To Attend Carter Meet LA MARQUE—Dr. W.W. Kemmerer, director of the Galveston County Health District, has been invited to a special White House conference today to discuss containment of hospital costs. According to a health district spokesman, . the conference with Carter and his administrative staff will take place at 2:30 today. The spokesman added that the conference will .cover several general health- related topics but that the emphasis will be. placed on methods to combat soaring medical care costs. Kemmerer received the invitation to the special conference by telegram Monday. Monica's Catholic Church in Dallas with the Rev. Stephen W. Bierschenk officiating. Burial was in Calvary Hill Cemetery ip Dallas. Mr. Hanlon died Thursday in St. Paul's Hospital in Dallas. He was born Dec, 5, 1918, in Galveston. A graduate of Kirwin High School in Galveston, he held an accounting degree from St. Mary's University in San Antonio and had attended graduate school at the University of Texas. He was member of the Texas Society of CPAs, the Dallas chapter of.that organization, Council 799 of the Knights of Columbus, the Southwest Railroad Historical Society and the North Texas Herb Society. He joined the Times Herald staff as chief accountant in 197?. He served with the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945; went to work for Texaco Inc. in 1946 and joined the firm of Haskins and Sells, Certified "Public Accountants, in 1951, From Funvralm TODAY Mrs. Horace Love, 79, of Galveston died Saturday; services today at Sparkman Hillcrest .Funeral Home in Dallas with Dr. John Anderson officiating; burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Dallas. Herman Beldon, 23, of Fort Worth died Thursday; services at 10 a.m. today at Strode-Armstrong Mortuary with the Rev. O.D/ Beard officiating; burial in Lakeview Cemetery. Ernest Cruz, 80, of Galveston died Sunday; services at 9:15 a.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Luke Miville officiating; burial in Calvary Cemetery in Galveston. WEDNESDAY Charles Briggs, 45, of Galveston djed Sunday; .services 10 a.m. Wednesday at J. Levy & Bro. Funeral Home, the Rev. Jack Bennett officiating; burial in Lake view . Memorial Park; friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. today. . Ardeiia Oliver, 80, of Galvestoh died Friday; services at- 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church with' the Rev. M.C. Battle officiating; burial in Galveston Memorial Cemetery in Galveston. 1959 to 1962, he was a self- employed CPA. He was employed by Peat Marwick Mitchell from 1962 to 1963, then became controller of Dallas Plumbing Co. until 1974. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Hanlon of Dallas; a son, James Patrick Hanlon III of Dallas; and a sister, Viola Hanlon of Galveston. Morris Maretick DICKINSON-Morris Maretick of 4920 38th St. in Dickinson died Sunday at Memorial Hospital of Galveston County in Texas City. Mr. Maretick was born in Chicago. He was a former longtime resident of Galveston and was owner and operator of the Furniture Hospital. He had been a resident of Dickinson for three years, Survivors include his wife, Mildred E. Maretick; a son, Don Maretick of Victoria; two daughters, Sylvia Brown of Monroe, Mich., and Jackie Hamack of Victoria; a sister, Sylvia Wolkin of Hollywood, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. At Mr. Maretick's request, no funeral services will be conducted. His remains will be donated to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. The family will receive friends at the home. Memorials may be sent to the Santa Fe Emergency Medical Service Association. Billy E. Metcalf FRIENDSWOOD—Billy Edwin Metcalf, 42, of 16435 Bouganvilla died Monday at Clear Lake Hospital in Webster. Services will be today at 7:30 p.m. at Jack Rowe Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Edinburg, Texas. Mr. Metcalf was born Feb. 1, 1936, in Washbum, Mo..He was an accountant for Lockheed Electronics.' He is survived by his mother, Marie Bennett of Corpus Christi. Georgia Rosier Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Rosier, 61, of 16-H Palm Terrace in Galveston will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Lundy Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Rasco Hardiman officiating. Burial wiii be in the Mainland Memorial Cemetery in Hitchcock. Mrs. Rosier died Thursday in an Alvin nursing home. • Survivors include ,a cousin, Mrs. Mandy Hamilton of Gaiveston. 'Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday. v } UrsulineShaw Funeral services for Mrs. Ursuline L. Shaw, C3, of 5509 Ave. M will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Union Baptist Church with the Rev. James A. Wrenn officiating. Burial will follow. in Lakeview Cemetery under direction of Fields Funeral Home. Mrs.. Shaw died Saturday afternoon at her home. She was born July 22, 1915, in Galveston and was a member of First Union Baptist Church and the Heroines of Jerico, Forever Faithful, Court No. 66. . A wake is scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, and friends may call there after 3p.m. Wednesday. Survivors include three daughters', Bridgett Bryant of Galveston, Leodell Starks of Los Angeles and V.irgie Teague of Lynnwood, Calif.;- two sisters, Louise Lewis of Galveston and Hazel White of San Francisco; an aunt, Laura Heral of Menlo Park, Calif.; and six grandchildren. James Epps. Funeral services for James- Epps, 73, of 5328 Ave. H will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Live Oak Baptist Church with the Rev. W.M. Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery under direction of Strode- Armstrong Mortuary. Mr. Epps died Friday afternoon at Memorial Hospital of Galveston County. He was born in West Columbia, Texas, and had been a resident of Galveston for the past 39 years. He was a veteran of World War I!. A wake is scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Rachel Epps of Galveston; three sons, James Epps Jr. of Galveston, Clarence D. Epps of Texas City and Armo R. Epps of Union City, Calif.; a daughter, Lucy Faye Smith of Galveston; a sister, Lillie M. Franklin of Galveston; a brother, Justice Franklin of Dansinger, Texas; 13 grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; and other relatives. Friends may call at the funeral home after.2 p.m. •Wednesday. George Wilson ARCADIA, La.—Funeral services for George L. Wilson, 73, of Arcadia, La., are pending with Lundy Mortuary in Galveston. Services will be at St. Duty CME Church .in Arcadia with the Rev. Sherman Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Filmore Cemetery in Arcadia under the direction of Lundy Mortuary in Galveston. Mr. Wilson died Friday at John Sealy Hospital after a brief illness. He was born Aug. 27. 1905, in Webster Parish, La., and lived there all his life. Surviving are his wife, Ethel Wilson; three daughters, Betty Joyce Stewart, Ophelia L. Davis and Mary B. Vidtor, all of Galveston; three brothers, Arthur Wilson and Thomas Wilson, both of Haughton, La., and Oberv Wilson of Sacramento, Calif.; .13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Melvfu C. Stewart, J.C. Smith, John D.. Davis, Charles Smith, Robert Mays and Verman Smith. George Mclntosh . Funeral services for George Mclntqsh, 59, of 12- B Cedar Terrace will be at 1 ; p.m. Thursday at Live Oak Baptist Church with the Rev. W.M. Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery .under the direction of Fields Funeral Home. Mr. Mclntosh died Friday moniing at John Sealy Hospital after a brief illness. He was born April 1, 19J9, in Alexandria, La. He was a retired employee of the .body and fender shop at Bill Brown Chevrolet Co. and was a member of Live Oak Baptist Church, where he served as first vice president of the Usher Board and Brotherhood. He also was a member of the Cedar Terrace 'Resident Association. Survivors include his wife, Callie Mae Mclntosh of Galveston; a daughter, Sharon Lynn Melton of Grand Rapids, Mich.; four sons, Airman George Mclntosh Jr. of the U.S. Air 'Force,- stationed in Michigan, Karjeffer'y Mclntosh, Michael Mclntosh and Dwight Mclntosh, all of Galveston; a granddaughter, Jonesia Lyna'E Melton of Grand Rapids; a foster child, Samuel Juneau of Port Arthur; 13 sisters, Annis Wilkerson, Josephine Jones and Virginia Rose of Alexandria, Virgie Woodall and Theresea Smith of Bunkie, La.; Doris Bfcaurcaux of Crosby, Texas, Alberta Jacob of Houston, Mae Drue Juneau of Port Arthur, Marcella LeV.iege.'of Hitchcock, Florida Jacob, Annie Mae McGlory and Lorine Simon of Marksville, La., and Flora' Mclntosh of Galveston; three brothers, Preston Mclntosh of La Marque, Joseph Scott Mclntosh of Hitchcock and Joseph Mclntosh of Marksville; -and other relatives and friends. . Friends may call at the funeral home'after 3 p.m.. Wednesday. A wake service is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral • home. •

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