The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas on August 18, 1971 · Page 28
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas · Page 28

Corpus Christi, Texas
Issue Date:
Wednesday, August 18, 1971
Page 28
Start Free Trial

TRIUMPHANT DAY ENDS IN TRAGEDY LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP)--It began as one of the proudest days of Sgt Leroy 'Wright's life . . . and ended in tragedy. Wright, who was given a medal by President Nixon last November for his role in the commando raid on a North- Vietnamese prisoner of war camp, returned' to his home town of Little Falls for the first time in four years. . But ;6nly a few hours after he was honored at ..a Chamber of Commerce luncheon in the central Minnesota town of 7,500, his wife was dead. Shirley Wright, 38, died about 9 p.m. Monday, apparently of a heart attack. She had been water nearby Green Prairie Lake with the rest of the family -- daughters Wendy, 14, and Wanda, 12, and son Wayne, 9. . She was standing next'to her husband when she suddenly complained of a sharp pain in her chest. Moments later, she died in his arms. "She was so happy and so proud," Wright said yesterday. "I just can't believe it." The Wrights were in Little Falls for a 10-day visit, their first there since 1967. From there they were to have gone to Washington, B.C., where he was to have received the Air Force Heroism Award, for which he was only the second man to be nominated. Wright, who recently was promoted to master sergeant, is stationed at Ogden, Utah. Mrs. Wright was a native of Wolf Creek, Mont. They met while he was stationed at Great Falls, Mont. Funeral services will be held Saturday in Little Falls, with burial there. CORPUS CHRISTI TIMES, Wed, Aug. 18, 1971 5C \ Air Fares Under Attack PHILADELPHIA UP) - Unable to vacation in Rome this summer because air fares were too expensive, a Philadelphia lawyer and his wife have filed a class action in U.S. District Court asking §50 million in damages from intern a t i o n a l airlines offering youth fares. Dennis Eisman, 30, and his wife Sandra, 28, allege in the suit filed yesterday that the airlines are conspiring to deprive all persons over 26 of equal protection of the law, and due process, by subjecting them unjustly to discriminatory fares. The suit asks the court to order the airlines to refund the differences between regular fares and youth fares to all persons who have paid the full fares since the special" prices for those under 26 went into effect. The total, according to Eisman, is about §50 million. He said he decided to file the suit when he and his wife discovered it would cost them $730 each to get to Rome und back, while those under 26 could' make the same trip for $199. Two Persons Die in Wreck CANTON W) -- Two psrsons were killed and one was injured last night when a pickup truck collided with a«car on Interstate 20 eight miles west of this northeast Texas town. State police identified the dead as Helmer Myers, 26, of Kaufman and Emit Myers, 54, of Terrell. In poor condition at Baylor H o s p i t a l in Dallas was Frances Ann Hetner, 46, of Terrell. THE FUN PLACE TO SHOP FOR THE ENTIRE FAMIIY HOMECRAFT -r^ Jets Buzz Campers, Boom Over Parks By PETER BERNSTEIN '£) Nswshouse News Service WASHINGTON -- U.S. Air Force fighter planes are bombarding America's national parks with ear-shattering sonic booms and terrifying dives over the heads of frightened campers. According to documented reports from National Park Service officials, more than 100 booni and buzzing incidents occurred in June and July alone. Park Service officials charge that shock waves from the booms are inflicting severe damage on prehistoric Indian ruins and geologic formations in the Southwest. The frequency and intensity of booms also are increasing, officials report. The Air Force, however, says the slights are necessary for national security, and has rejected appeals to stop them from National Park Service Director George B. Hartzog Jr. So far the White House has refused to intervene. An Air Force spokesman denied yesterday that supersonic flights are damaging the parks. He said such training flights are conducted at an altitude above 30,000 feet x and within flight paths approved by the Federal Aviation Administration. The flights are necessary for pilot training, the spokesman said, and "to maintain proficiency in low-level navigation missions involving terrain and radar-avoidance tactics." Air space over the national parks is used for. such flights, he said, because the parks of- tsn are the least populated areas near Air Force bases. Despite the official explanation, Hartzog, a career government employe, who rose in the ranks to become Park Service director, has vehemently protested the faster-than-sound flights. Testifying before the House interior appropiatipns subcommittee last April, Hartzog called the sonic booms "devastating," and said it was "disgraceful that our military carries on in this way." The committee, headed by Rep. Julia Butler Hansen, D- Wash., agreed with Hartzog, and said it would protest the Air Force flights to Rep. George H. Mahon, D-Texas, chairman of the full Appro- tions Committee, who yields considerable control over military policy. Mahon got nowhere, however, and the flights -confined. Hartzog then appealed to White House environmental aide John C. Whitaker. Whitaker referred 'the matter back to the Air Force. A Park Service spokesman said Hartzog and '.*'r ^n--a officials agreed in mid-July to discuss the suoerson'c f!ij'':L. but the meeting was never held. "ark Service records for the last two months show sonic boom incidents in more than 20 parks, ranging from the Custer Battleground in Montana to Acadia National Park in Maine. At Yosemite National Park in California, for instance, a sonic boom June 8 caused a rockfall on the upper portion of Yosemite Falls trails. There were no injuries or damage other than the rock- fall, but two days later a hiker on the trail fell as a result of shock coming from a subsequent boom. ADVERTISEMENT Artificial Teeth Neve Felt So Natural Before Now... Plastic Cream Discovery Revolutionizes Denture Wearing For the first time, science offers a plastic cream that holds dentures as they've never been held before-forms an elastic membrane that helps 'nald your dcnlurts to Hit natural tissues of your month. It's a revolutionary discovery called FIXODENT' for daily home use. (U.S. Patent #3.003,988) FIXODENT holds dentures firmer . . . and more comfortably. You may bite harder, chew better, eat more naturally. FIXODENT lasts for hours. Resists moisture. Dentures that fit are essential to health. Sec your dentist regularly. Get easy-to-use FIXODENT Denture Adhesive Cream at all drug counters. Bird motifs. 7 V square. Pre-itampcd ready-lo-em Yarn and needle in kit. broiler. 18" x 18" FOR BEGINNER'S PICTURE KIT QUILT BLOCKS set Colorful designs. Includes Fun food character! with 9 " x ? " pre-sfamped quilt yarns, needle, instructions, y a r n s , thread, 8" x 10'.' blocks. 12 in package. NEEDLEPOINT KIT GROW CHART LEARNER KIT $1.99 Pillow or picture fcir con- Complete 9 3 A" x 34'/" col- lovable fun animals. Com- taint e v e r y t h i n g . orful wall hanging chart, plete with yarn and hoop. fteady-to-embroider. PIECES Doilies Kitchen Towels Guest Towels Beainners Kit -· · - · Casing or Tub ""DOWNTOWN OPEN *on -THUW m - *o THE MALL OMN EVERY MITE TIL - * 00 Here's what we call a sale! El Tig re'n! Fiber glass belted! uarantee! Fiber glass belts for long mileage Polyester cords for a smooth, no-thump ride 36 MONTH GUARANTEE WITH 14. MONTHS 100% ALLOWANCE Foremost Protection Guarantee. Your Foremost tire protection guarantee covers all Foremost passenger tires (except our special high-pei- tormance tires) against all road hazard or de- lect failures. You are protected for the entire stated months of guarantee. II your tire fails during the guarantee period, return It to us and we will, at our option, repair your tire, or make an allowance! based on the original purchase price, excluding applicable Federal Excise Tax, toward the purchase of a new tire. We will allow 100% of the original purchase price, excluding applicable Federal Excise Tax, during Ihe 100% allowance period. Thereafter, we will allow 50% or 25% of the original purchase price, excluding applicable Federal Excise Tax, toward the purchase of a new tire. (See chart below). Federal Excise Tax: adjustment allowance will be made on the basis of the percent of the original tread remaining. FOREMOST PROTECTION GUARANTEE CHART HERE'S HOW YOUR GUARANTEE WORKS: Entire guarantee period 36 months 100% allowance period 1-14 months 50% allowance period 15-24 months 25% allowance period 25-36 months Tread Life Protection. Wo build into every Foremost tiro safe traction (ndtcators. They signal when your tire should bo replaced. If your tire wears out (except tor incorrect alignment) we will make an allowance based on the original purchase price, excluding applicable Federal Excise Tax, toward the purchase of a new tire. Wo will allow Y! during the first half or y t during the second half of the slated months of guarantee. Federal Excise Tax adjustment allowance will bo made on the basis of Ihe percent of tho original tread remaining, This guarantee is not transferable. , 1 1 Is only for private passenger cars or passenger station wagons. plus $2 fed. tax and old tire. Whitewall tubeless. C78-13. Reg. 29.95. 'El Tigre'IS with 2 belts of fiber glass on a 2 piy polyester cord body. Size F78-14 G78-14 G78-15 H78-15 Fed. Tax 2.54 2.69 2.80 3.01 Reg. 35.95 37.95 38.95 40.95 Sale 31.88 33.88 34.88 36.88 Whilewalls only S3 more. Other sizes available at sale prices. each JC Penney Heavy Duty Shocks JCPenney heavy duly shocks. For extra comfort, longer service, rugged driving and heavier cars. So smooth you'll think you're riding in a new car. Diagnostic Tune-Up 8 cyl. Let our service experts put your engine to the test both before and after a complete motor tune-up. They'll test your battery, starting circuit, charging circuit, ignition and carburetion. After the tune-up a test will be made again showing the effectiveness of the work performed. By appointment only. JCPenney auto center ·* Charge these values at Penney's- Padre Staples Mall - Open 8 'til 9 Daily

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free