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Galveston, Texas
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Sunday, December 17, 1978
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2-A Slu- <A:ihi»-oioii p.tilit Xi-tus Sunday Morning, December 17,1978 County Polict* Real Store Clerk Robbed At Knifepoint A 7-Eleven store clerk was robbed at knifepoint of about $30 early Saturday, police said. The clerk told police a man entered the store about 2 a.m. and asked for cigarettes. As the clerk turned his back to get the cigarettes, the man reportedly pulled out a knife and told the clerk to give him all the money in the cash register. The robber then reached across the counter, grabbed the money in the register drawer and fled, according to reports. No arrest had been made by Saturday afternoon. MAN ARRESTED A 21-year-old Galveston man was arrested and charged with terroristic threats after trying to provoke a security officer at a club Saturday morning. The officer said the club, located at 24th Street and Continued mentioned in the com- munique — the promise not to try to'retake Taiwan by force. For the Chinese, to make such a concession in public form would be a giveaway of sovereign rights and a loss of face. Yet Carter and his top aides repeatedly and confidently implied Taiwan has not been left vulnerable to Communist Chinese military attack. In his televised address announcing he will establish full relations with China and end them with Taiwan Jan. 1, the president said, for example, "I have paid special attention to assuring that normalization of relations.. .will not Jeopardize the well-being of the people of Taiwan." Afterwards, national security adviser Zbigniew Brezinksi rejected suggestions the United Stales is abandoning the Nationalist Chinese to their fate. "No, we certainly are not," Brzezinksi told ABC- TV news. "And I think this is a terribly Important point to get across to the American people. We are not abandoning Taiwan. "What we are doing is terminating a fiction, namely that the government on Taiwan is the government of 1 billion people." Brzezinski's summary reflects the prevailing diplomatic view in Washington — and apparently in Moscow — that Carter's move, despite its theatrical presentation, does not really compare to the shock wave created by President Richard Nixon's 1972 opening to Peking. It is simply an aftershock — a natural development riding the momentum of China's drive to build a modern industrial society with U.S. help and expanding trade that will hit $1 billion this year. Many conservative, anticommunist Americans do Avenue P, was closing when a man walked up to him and poured a mug of beer on the floor. The man, who was said to have been the owner's cousin, then insulted the officer, who ignored the man and told him to leave. The suspect threatened the officer and then fled in a car, which was later involved in an accident. Charged with terroristic threats, driving while intoxicated, negligent collision and driving without a driver's license was Dan Guerra, 510 10th St. RADAR LOCATIONS The Galveston Police Traffic Division will conduct radar patrols from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. today at the following locations: 61st Street from Broadway to Seawall Boulevard and Stewart Road from 80th Street to 103rd Street. From Page 1 not see it that way, however. The real fallout will be in American politics. Judging by the statements of men like Sen. Barry Goldwaler, R-Ariz., and Jesse Helms, R-N.C. — who condemned the move as "a stab in the back" and a sell-out — Carter can look forward to a bruising battle on Capitol Hill. The question is, what can Congress do about it? No new treaty is involved and therefore no Senate ratification is required. Abrogation of the U.S.- Taiwan defense pact is also self-executing. Congress' approval is not needed. Nonetheless, San. Frank Church, prospective chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a Carter supporter on this issue, told UPI recently it was his understanding Carter would submit any such move for some form of Senate approval. Sudden as it seemed to the public, Carter's method was strikingly similar to the original, hush-hush "ping pong diplomacy" of Henry Kissinger — the kind of secretive dealings Carter derided repeatedly as a presidential candidate, when he delighted in calling Kissinger "The Lone Ranger of Foreign Policy." It is now known, from administration officials, Carter used two Lone Rangers — Brzezinksi, who got the ball rolling in earnest with a visit to Peking in May, and Energy Secretary James Schlesinger, who apparently capped it off with a China visit last month. In Peking's view, these men share one quality — a hard-line approach U.S.- Soviet relations heartily endorsed in Peking. While their travels to China were not secret, their business was. Meantime, officials have disclosed, nuts-and-bolts negotiations were going on at an intensive pace in both Washington and Peking. Abuse Continued From Page 1 served "anything you can imagine or not imagine." "I've seen rings, burns on ankles and children with 15 or 20 lash marks. We've also seen burns, tattoos and tie marks," she added. The Galveston Daily News Pounded taUtt Texas' Oldest Newspaper Dedicated to the growth and progress of Galveston and all of Galveston County. Published every morning by Galveston Newspapers, Inc., 8522 Teichman Road. P.O. Box KB, Galveston, Texas 77553, Second class postage paid at Galveston, Texas. United Press Internationa] is entitled exclusively to the use or republication of all the local news o! spontaneous origin print*) In this newspaper. Subscription rates by carrier, H.25 per month; by mail, $54.00 per year anywhere in the continental United States, $108.00 per year outside theU.S. The Galveston Daily News welcomes letters to the edl lor. They must be limited to 300 words and ihe writer's name must be signed and the address given. Child abuse can result in more than just physical scars, according to Hebeler. "It's such an emotional disruption for the child. Their bones might heal faster than their minds," she said. In most cases there is little doubt a child has been abused, although parents seldom will admit it, Hebeler said. She added that most abused children are preschoolers and many are under three. "A child might come in with a bruise on his head and a parent will say he or she fell off a bed. They don't realize we can tell by the wound if a hand was used," she said. "It's funny most of us are raised with the idea that children just aren't hurt. But I assure you there are child abusers out there," Hebeler added. Pasming Parade Character Actor Chill Wills Dies Deaths and Funerals (Continued From Page 1) the concert being presented this afternoon at 3 at the Moody House by members of the Galveston County Chamber Opera Group. They will do the hilights from the opera "Lucia Di Lammermoor." The sextet is one of the greatest ever. Right on the front row you can be sure will be grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Levy Sr. to hear Llca Levy sing "We Need a Little Christmas. She is super and she has been unqualifiedly accepted by the music department of Southern Methodist University to begin her studies there next fall. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Levy Jr. . .A hairstyle benefit will be held today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gayle's Coiffures in Port Holiday Mall for Terry Jahn and Michael Dellollo, candidates for senior royalty for the Treasure Ball. Beauty operators giving their time for the benefit include Kathy Matous, Loretta Collopy, MariAnne Garcia and Gayle Jahn. So, go over and get prettied up. . .Warren Butler says everybody is invited to the First Union Baptist Church Christmas tree lighting this evening at 7:15. . .The CBers are having a coffee break at Globe and Kroger parking lots starting at 9 a.m. Lynn Mills says proceeds will benefit a lady whose child recently died of cancer and there are plenty of medical bills to pay.. .The Adult and Youth choirs of West End Baptist Church will present a cantata, "The Night the Angels Sang" at 7 p.m. Soloists include Alice Ewert, Leanne Ralston, and d'Wayne Warren... Birthday kids are Dr. Marc Shabot, Saunders Schreiber, Kay Haynes, Carol A. Showers, Bobby Reagan, Frances Ball, Gary Biggers, Lillian Nichols, Lila Plain, Mrs. Jewel Click, Connie Harper. £ . , , .,,,... ENCINO, Calif. (UPI) Character actor Chill Wills, gravel-voiced veteran of more than 60 years in show business, died at his home late Friday of cancer. He was 77. Wills, a native of Seagoville, Tex., had been ill for some time and was released from the Motion Picture Home Hospital to return to his Encino home only hours before he died. Wills began singing as a "falsetto tenor" in church choirs when he was 9 years old and soon was earning five dollars per engagement at local parties. Wills had more than one version of the origin of his name. One was that he was named after the horse-and- buggy doctor who delivered him, Dr. Chillin. Another was that he was born on the hottest day in years and the name "Chill" was to cool him off. His voice was distinctive — deep, gravely and expressive — and he once claimed his voice degenerated as his salary rose. At age 15, he left home and headed for Chicago where his rural western characterizations landed him jobs in burlesque as a straight man. During the 1920s, he toured with minstrels, medicine and tent shows. He soon moved to New York and became a vaudeville star and worked his way into the $600 a week bracket as a master of ceremonies based on his home-spun patter and tall Texas tales. He transferred his talents to posh dinner clubs and during his first Hollywood engagement at the Trocadero he was spotted by a studio executive. He was cast with Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy for his motion picture debut in "Boom Town," in 1939, and spent the next nine and a- half years as an MGM contract player. He began making movies at the rate of four or five a year. Some of his more notable films included, "Meet Me In St. Louis," "City That Never Sleeps," ' (_jUlt Continued From Page 1 Temple against their will. "I do not believe there were ever more than 200 persons who died voluntarily (at Jonestown)," said Mootoo, the first medical authority to arrive at Jonestown after the mass suicides. The Tribune said he based his estimate on 70 autopsies and some less extensive examinations of 'other bodies. Mootoo said it was impossible for him to perform autopsies on all 911 bodies and that extensive experience in determining causes of death made him certain most of the cultists were murdered and did not voluntarily drink a fatal mixture of a flavored soft drink and cyanide. Mootoo said he doubted Jones took his own life, but admitted Jones' body was so badly decomposed that it was difficult to determine. "A person like that would never kill himself," Mootoo said. "He would have to be killed. I just don't buy the suicide (theory). I don't believe he (Jones) was a megalomaniac as people have said. I do believe he was power-drunk." The Tribune said Mootoo noted that: —The Jonestown deaths were scattered over four hours and that seeing people go into convultions from poisoning would discourage others from taking the deathly drink voluntarily. —Dozens of adult victims had died from injections of the mixture. Mootoo said the injections were in a portion of the upper arm that made it virtually impossible for a person to inject himself. —Hundreds of bodies were found lying in "circles and rings," Mootoo said, indicating they had been gathered into manageable groups under the watchful eye of armed guards, then put to death. —Of the 911 victims, 260 were children. He said many had died from injections of the poisoned mixture, and that young children could not voluntarily take their life in that way. —That many of the cultists were physcially weak, elderly and children and could have been easily forced to drink the mixture. Mootoo has offered testimony on his findings at coroner's jury proceedings into the Jonestown massacre. The coroner's jury is expected to issue a report on its findings within a week. CHILL WILLS Tonk," "The Yearling," "Giant," and "The Sundowners." He was to appear in a Hallmark Hall of Fame special on television Sunday evening, "Stubby Pringle"s Christmas," taped earlier this year in Canada and New England. Wills was the voice of Francis the talking mule in seven motion pictures and his voice became familiar to the entire country although he was never seen. Wills had various business enterprises, including a string of restaurants and a chili manuacturing business. It was a business associate of Wills' in San Antonio, Texas, who first reported his death. Friends of Wills in Los Angeles said the actor died peacefully in his sleep with members of family present. Wills was well liked in the movie industry. He made it a rule to say, "Hello, Cousin," to everyone he met, from children to dignataries, an expression he used frequently in movies. At one time during the 1960s, he considered running for governor of Texas. "I'm a professional Texan and proud of it," he told an interviewer several years ago. "I could take a sack of rat-trap cheese and crackers and walk the length and breadth of that proud land and shoot Connally and Smith out of the saddle at one time with one shot," he said, referring to former Texas governors John Connally and Preston Smith. . Wills is_ survived by. his widow,i llbvadeen;' a 'son 1 ' Will, of Texas; a daughter Jill Wills of Los Angeles; a brother, Paul Wills of St. Louis, Mo., and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were pending. Continued From Page 1 has not decided on an alternative bill. — Creation of an Education Department. The Senate approved this legislation late last session, and an aide said, "We're committed to seek full passage. —Creation of a national development bank. This keystone of Carter's urban policy passed the Senate last session, but not the House. —Reorganization. Although no final reorganization plans have been drawn, some officials have recommended that a natural resources department be created to replace Interior, and an economic development department to replace Housing and Urban Development and Com- Louis Robinson Funeral services for Louis Clyde Robinson, 55, of 1502 25th St., will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of M alloy and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Douglas Guthier officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock. A wake will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the funeral home with an Elks Lodge memorial service. Mr. Robinson died at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Saint Mary's Hospital in Galveston. He was born Sept. 13, 1923 in Galveston. He was a supervisor at Amoco since 1947, a member of Elks Lodge 126 B.P.O.E. and a member of V.F.W. Post 880. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Robinson of Galveston; three stepdaughters , Joyce Caravageli of Galveston, Joan Winslow of Washington, D.C., and Janet Sweeny of Alvin; three sisters, Bernice Welke of California, Margaret Burton and Edna Shinn, both of Houston; three brothers, Clarence Werner and Vernon Robinson, both of La Marque, and Gus Robinson of Austin and seven grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Phil Donohue, Murry Berthold, Jimmy Donovan, Leroy Naschke and Al Cagnola. Visitors may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today. Charles Liering KEMAH —Funeral arrangements for Charles Liering, 87, of 1217 Esther, Kemah, are pending at a Houston funeral home. Private services will be held. Mr. Liering died Thursday at the Clear Lake Hospital in Webster. He was born Feb. 18,1891, in Bremerhaven, Germany. He was a retired restaurant owner. Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. George (Emma Jean) Evans of Kemah; .two,, grandsons, Jesse Higgmbbtha'nr Jr.> of Pasadena and Patrick Higginbotham of Houston; and four great- granddaughters. The family has asked that memorials be sent to the donors' favorite charities. Former Nixon Attorney Dies HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (UPI) - J. Fred Buzhardt, who managed most of former President Richard M. Nixon's Watergate defense, died Saturday of a heart attack. He was 55. Officials said Buzhardt was stricken about 9 a.m. at his home on Hilton Head Island, a resort community near Beaufort and Savannah, Ga. He was pronounced dead at Beaufort County Hospital at 10:20 a.m. Buzhardt suffered a mild heart attack before the Watergate issue was resolved and turned defense duties over to James D. St. Clair, a Boston attorney. A friend of the Buzhardt family said final funeral arrarigements have not been completed, but the funeral will, be held in McCormick on Monday. Sen. Strom Thurmond, R- S.C., said he was deeply saddened by the death of his close friend and former Washington aide of 10 years. "I am deeply bereaved by the death of Fred Buzhardt," Thurmond said. "In addition to being a friend, he was one of the most capable and astute men I have ever known. "Throughout his adult life he made outstanding contributions to the pulic well-being and to those around him." Prof, O'Hair At Odds On Anthony Dispute Mrs.JanisBraun Services for Mrs. Janis Marie Braun, 39, of 2302 39th St., will be held 11 a.m. Monday at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Chur- ch.the Fathers John W. Kellick and John DeForke officiating. Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. today at J. Levy and Bro. Funeral Home. Burial willbe Monday at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock. Mrs. Braun died Friday in Houston. She was born Feb. 10, 1939 in Galveston. She was a housewife and member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. She served as second vice president and board member of the women's propeller club. She also was a member of the K.J.Z.T. and the American Registry of X-Ray technicians. Surviving are her husband, Josef Braun of Galveston; her mother, Mrs. Sam J. Musey of Galveston and one son, Walter Conrad Braun. Visitors may call at noon Sunday at the J. Levy and Bro. Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be D. Jack Collier, Gus Manuel, Gelindo Michelletti, Michael Herndon, Floyd Muehlberger and Robert Armstrong. Robert John Vasquez SANTA FE—Robert John Vasquez, age four months, died Saturday. He was born Aug. 9,1978 in Texas City. A mass of the angels will be held at 10 a.m. Monday al Our Lady of Lords Church with the Rev. Charles McBride officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Vasquez of Santa Fe; a sister, Connie Vasquez of Santa Fe; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Vasquez of Alta Loma and Mr. and Mrs. Pete Escanilla of Alta Loma. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at Hayes Funeral Home in Alta Loma. Truman's Widow Goes Home KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) — Bess Truman will spend Christmas at her Independence home — the 93-year-old wife of former president Harry Truman was released Saturday from Research Medical Center. Mrs. Truman had been a patient at the center since her Nov. 20 admittance for treatment of abdominal distress and high blood pressure. She was released at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, hospital officials said. Dr. Wallace Graham, Mrs. Truman's physician, said she now is able to walk with the aid of a walker. He said his patient at times during her hospital stay was unable to walk without assistance. The nation's oldest surviving first lady arrived at her 17-room Independence home about 10:45 a.m., accompanied by two U.S. Secret Service agents assigned to protect her, said agent Larry Stewart. Mrs. Truman had been listed in satisfactory condition since she was admitted for treatment and tests. merce. —Alaskan lands. Carter wants legislation to protect millions of acres of Alaskan wilderness as national parks. —Oil pricing. Carter wants to increase the price of crude domestic oil to world levels. He can do that by imposing price controls on domestic crude oil or seeking passage of a crude oil equalization tax. —Solar energy. Carter is reviewing studies by 13 agencies on ways to encourage widespread commercial use of solar energy. —Election financing. Carter also backs public financing of congressional elections. Such legislation failed in the last Congress. AUSTIN, Texas (UPI) Atheist leader Madalyn Murray O'Hair and a University of Texas history professor strongly disagree on whether suffragette Susan B. Anthony was an atheist. Ms. O'Hair contends Ms. Anthony was an atheist and has filed suit in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to have the "In God We Trust" removed from the dollar coin on which the suffragette's image appears. The Philadelphia Mint began producing the Anthony dollar this week. Ms. O'Hair also has filed suit to remove the motto from all American currency and has asked the appeals court to issue an injunction stopping production of the Anthony dollar until a hearing can be held. FOR BEAUTIFUL iNSOTTAS 4323 BROADWAY PH: 762-6367 FREE DELIVERY CALL: ORCHID FLOWER SHOP 20% DISCOUNT SAT. I SUN., DEC. 16-17$ CASH ONLY! Mrs. Dona Mae Scbocke ALTA LOMA—Mrs. Dona Mae Schocke of 1409 Ave. L, Alta Loma, died Thursday in Memorial Hospital of Galveston County. She was born in Shannon, Miss. She had been a resident of Rockport, Tex., a bookkeeper at Clyde Campbell in Fort Worth, a member of the Rockport Women's Club, the Rockport Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, the Texas Real Estate Board, Republican Party chairman for Precinct 1, and a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Walter R. Schocke of Alta Loma; a son, Harold Grooskops of Mobile, Ala.; a daughter, Mrs. Dona Mae Fox of Tampa, Fla.; a brother, Herman Sheppard of Shannon, Miss.; two sisters, Orlean Lustig of Arkansas and Wanda Haynes of Talladega, Ala.; her mother, Mrs. Lena Mae Williams of Mobile, Ala. and two grandchildren. A private cremation was held Saturday at the South Park Crematory in under the direction of Hayes Funeral Home. Robert Mercer SEABROOK—Robert Mercer, 52, of 114 Harbor Crest, died at his residence early Saturday. Funeral arrangements are pending at Jack Rowe Funeral Home. Charles Hickman Services for Charles Lewis Hickman, 52, of 3527 Ave. M will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Shiloh African Methodist Church, the Rev. Richard T. Jinkins officiating. Visitation will be from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Fields Funeral Home. Burial will be in Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock. Mr. Hickman died Thursday at John Sealy Hospital after a long illness. He was born Oct. 18, 1926 in Port Arthur. He had been a nurse's assistant with U.S. Public Health. He also served as a Class Leader of Shiloh A.M.E. Church where he was a member of the Senior Choir and Steward Board. He had lived in Galveston 48 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florence Hickman of Galveston; his mother, Mrs. Sylvia James of Galveston; two sons, Charles L. Hickman Jr., and Michael L. Hickman, both of Galveston; four daughters, Gloria Hickerson and Linda Brooks, both of Houston, Carolyn demons of Texas City and Barbara Hickman of Galveston; three sisters, Mrs. Annie B. Woods of Houston, and Mrs. Veretta Blackman and Mrs. Mary Forman, both of Galveston and five grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be T.C Hickerson, David Dumas, Ennis Williams, Ernest Hunter, Elsworth Wilcox, Curtis Cobb and Freddie Hardeman. The Large Heirloom Family Appreciation Bible \? a sprriul-Tliaiik ^ui- ^ifl MI- it ill «\\r ;tin famih lliis lioiiulifnl Itmlcnm Hilili 1 ulio ;illo\\s us lo assir-t ilicm in jiro-iici-il iirraiiiii'iuciits in our iiimiMilrnni or \\illi a jmr- rluir-r of a fiimih ivlalr. N<>\\ is tlir lime — ami \IMI can 1 lliis :;ifi fn-c. Ooij'l miss mil. Offer mils IVr. 2 l >. LOCATED 2 MILES WEST OF HITCHCOCK ON HWY. NO. 6 P. O, SOX 258 — HITCHCOCK, TEXAS ROGER HENDERSON 986-6011 OFFICE 986-9239

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