The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas on August 18, 1971 · Page 4
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The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas · Page 4

Corpus Christi, Texas
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Wednesday, August 18, 1971
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4A CORPUS CHRISTI TIMES, Wed., Aug. 18, 1971 Ky Pays Respects South Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky (left) and his wife Mai (right) paid their respects today at the coffin of a Vietnamese veteran who burned himself to death Monday to protest Ky's being barred from the presidential race. The Kys burned incense at the altar in front of the flag-drapped coffin of Tran Viet Nghia. The coffin was at the open storefront headquarters of a veterans' group and was to lie in state there until the funeral and burial Friday. (AP Radiophoto) SUNK IN 1733 B By RICH OPPEL TALLAHASSEE, Fla. W A 1733 "treasure chest" yielded only a couple sailmakers' . needles before its decomposition forced a work delay yes- teday, but scientists were hopeful it contained archaeological riches. "If it is a seaman's private chest, that is the best possible thing it could be," said Sta^e M a r i n e Archaeologist Carl Clausen. Department of State scien- tists hoisted the 410-pound packing crate out of a water tank, placed it on a table and burned a hole with a nitric acid solution through a calcium encrustation to the needles before having to stop. Although workers soaked the box throughout the probing, i f s aged and water ·weak'- ened half-indh boarding quickly showed the first signs of degeneration when "checking" -- or flaking and cracking -began to appear. Bank Robbers Escape With $72,246 in Cash HOUSTON UP) -- Two men wearing masks walked into the Channelview State Bank Tuesday and a few minutes later walked out with 572,426. The robbers, armed with a shotgun and a pistol, fled in a white panel truck driven by a third man. Sheriff deputies later found the truck abandoned in a parking lot. a few blocks away. The three men then sped away in a late model compact car apparently driven by a fourth man, deputies said. A witness near the parking lot gave deputies a description and license number of the car, but the number proved to be false, Lt. Larry Frazier said. Frazier said the robbers left behind in the truck a loaded double barrel 12-gauge shotgun. The truck turned out to have been stolen last Thursday from a diaper service, deputies said. Bank tellers, Mrs. Mickey Golden and Joyce Linton, told deputies the men shouted and cursed them as they robbed the bank. One of the men forced a woman customer to lie on the floor and threatened to "blow her head off" if she screamed. ."We're right at the edge of the maximum handling now," said Clausen. The box was quickly resub- merged and scientists went back to their books. Clausen said a method of preserving the wood before further probing of it would be studied. The 28-by-16-by-16-inch box almost surely is from the wreckage of a Spanish flotilla, numbering 17 to 22 ships, sunk in the straits of Florida in 1733. Scientists pulled from the acid-burned hole in the box a curved, two-inch, highly tempered steel needle. Clausen said it most likely was used to sew sails on early 18th Centu- rv ships. Another archaeologist, Art McKee of Plantation, speculated it could be a surgeon's needle. The flotilla is thought to have been scuttled by a violent hurricane which ripped the straits, whipping up the bottom .so vigorously that the ciiest was deep under its surface when the storm subsided. Clausen speculated the ship was either carrying Spanish cargo bound for St. Augustine af'er a Vera Cruz, Mexico, stop; Oriental cargo bound for Spain, or Spanish cargo which merchants were unable to sell at the Vera Cruz fair and were bringing home. Corpus Christies building remodeling center ft 3 GAS RANGE OVER UNDER OVENS · CLOCK · TIMER OVEN VIEW BLACK GLASS DOORS MODEL NE38B ^28O°° MODEL KE40B $ 2 7O°° ^g\ DISAPPEARING 16\ STAIRWAY EACH 4654 BALDWIN fton«: 188-5502 DAILY 8-5 · SAT. B til-1:00 carry · KITCHEN CABINETS · APPLIANCES · PLYWOOD AND PANELING · BATH VANITIES AND ACCESSORIES » INTERCOMS · AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING · ROOFING AND ACCESSORIES · FOUNDATION STEEL · LOCKS AND SECURITY SYSTEMS · AND MANY OTHER ITEMS DOOR BUSTER SPECIALS WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 18th Group 1 - Percale famous-maker KING SIZE SHEETS Choose from Asst. Prints-Stripes-Solids irregulars of Values to $10.99 Save! Save! Up to $7.00 Fiat-Fitted Styles IN CAKMEL VILLAGE (Acrtss from Parkdak} STOKE HOURS MOM-SAT. 10-9 master charM' lANKAUERIURB. NO LBMST $6. Shredded Polyurethane foam filled KING SIZE PiLlOWS Resilient - Allergy free ^^ -s Blue-Pink floral ticking m "M *| Values te $5.99 jg for NO LIMIT POLYISTISt fiSied BED PILLOWS Odorless-Dusrless Non-Matting-Allergy free large floral Ticking VALUE TO $3.98 NO LIMIT At for %P Plug in and watch it making loads of time for you. Time for little things like babies or books.Time for big things like careers and clubs. For fun things with your family. Just plug in. Low-cost electric energy makes your life style leisurely, easy and comfortable. k«Si£ii'i!££;3£jiS^^;^^Ss3ii^^ ACTION LINE in The Times

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