Skip to main content
The largest online newspaper by Ancestryprint logo
A Publisher Extra® Newspaper

Victoria Advocate from Victoria, Texas • 1

Victoria Advocatei
Victoria, Texas
Issue Date:
Extracted Article Text (OCR)

I rmr A ADVOCATE 9l5t xcp '301 a-lIJ- j5 20 PAGES 15 CENTS 129th YEAR -NO. 341 MONDAY, APRIL 14, 1975 Gu im Bmim by -Volunteers Fmh C3 8 -r Advocate SUM Photos oy K. 0. McUmore KEEPING A RECORD Calhoun County Sheriff Maurice Woods tags and records the location, time and date where this pair of little girl's panties were found during the search for the three missing girls. A careful record was kept of the dozens of pieces of clothing and articles found during the long search that was abandoned at mid-afternoon.

SEARCHING FOR A CLUE Calhoun County Sheriff Maurice Woods waits patiently as mothers of the missing girls examine scraps of clothing brought to them for possible identification. In at least a dozen such trips, Woods and his volunteers were reluctantly told "no" by the s' SEARCH BEGINS John Swaim, center with badge, private investigator for Special Services Inc. of Fort Worth, waits with parents of Mary Rachel Arnold Trlica, one cf three girls missing fjom Fort Worth since December, prior to a Sunday search of the Hog Bayou area of State Highway 35 south of Port Lavaca. STRAIN SHOWS The strain of the waiting for any sign of clues as to the whereabouts of her daughter caught up with Mrs. J.W.

Mosley Sunday while law enforcement, officers and volunteer searchers scoured dense underbrush along the highway. Mrs. Mosley stumbled and fell from the camper used by the parents of the missing girls earclilot South 'GTfh ill! rrn 71T1T II UL1L ORIA, TEXAS 77901, Gmr i 1 their stand against approval of military aid for either country. Mansfield and some ranking House members favor prompt 1 rr, ir HUCDik States should immediately pull out the 5,500 Americans remaining in Saigon if It wants to "safeguard their lives." It said the Americans would meet no harm but that Viet Cong forces "are determined not to let the United States deceive them under the label evacuation to introduce its warships and Marines into South Vietnam for military Intervention." Peking also demanded the ships and Marines leave. The Viet Cong broadcast also said that Vietnamese employed by the U.S.

Embassy and other American agencies "shall not be given any trouble because the Provisional Revolutionary Government has a policy of reconciliation and concord," and scoffed at claims that a Viet Cong takeover would mean a bloodbath. 'In other Indochina developments: --Associated Press dispat ches from Phnom Penh said See VIETNAM, Page 10A) Yiets In Calhoun Attack By K. D. McLEMORE Advocate Staff Writer PORT LAVACA A desperate effort by the parents of three Fort Worth area girls missing since two days before Christmas, to find some shred of evidence that they might have been in Calhoun County failed to shed any light Sunday on their mysterious disappearance. Led by what he termed as information from "underworld sources," private investigator John Swaim and assistant investigator Gary Davis of a Fort Worth firm known as Special Services co-ordinated the search near Hog Bayou by more than 100 Calhoun County volunteers, officers of the Caihoun County Sheriff's and Port Lavaca Police Departments, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and Seadrift Police.

In addition, Victoria React aided in the search for the missing girls. From his roving red Cadillac command post, Swaim and Calhoun County Sheriff Maurice Woods directed the search that covered more than five miles along State Highway 35 south of here, but centered heavily on an area beneath and near the bridge at Hog Bayou. Nine other bridges along the road, spanning other bayous and the Victoria Barge Canal, also were searched by foot, by boat, and by horseback, but no clues were found. Letter Left With Parents Swaim said early Sunday morning mat the three girls, Mrs. Mary Rachel Arnold Trlica, 17, daughter of Mr.

and Mrs. "Cotton" Arnold; Lisa Renee Wilson, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard TI SUDAN Af CN 40 the nation. I ask all of you to remain calm and not to be worried about your A military communique said the army had freed Gen.

Felix Maloum. titular commander of the armed forces who had been under arrest since 1973 on charges of plotting against TomMbave. The communique (See CO VP. Page iuai Cab UIYA I SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) Ordered to fight at any cost to save the remaining quarter of the country, South Vietnamese forces drove back heavy assaults Sunday against strongholds northeast and southwest of Saigon. With Saigon itself at stake, military sources said President Nguyen Van Thieu sent hundreds of armored vehicles into the battle for Xuan Loc, the provincial capital 40 miles east of the capital which has practically been leveled by five days of fighting.

Casualties were reported heavy on both sides. Associated Press special correspondent Peter Arnett reported from Xuan Loc that the South Vietnamese army was holding against a concerted push by Communist-led forces. He quoted the commander of an infantry regiment inside the city as saying, "You see, we can beat them." Associated Press writer Huynh Minh Trinh reported from Tan Hoi hamlet, 30 miles southwest of Saigon, that South Vietnamese forces appeared to have turned back a major North Vietnamese attempt to cut Highway 4 and isolate Saigon from its food supplies in the Mekong Delta. The Saigon command said Communist-led gunners also shelled Can Tho, the capital of the Mekong Delta, 80 miles southwest of Saigon, killing nine persons, wounding 42 others and setting 50 homes afire. The Viet Cong said in a radio broadcast that the United CKuclcle Loan office sign: "See us at your earliest Inconvenience." 1, Associated Press Wlrephoto needed supplies to government troops near Xuan Loc AIR TRAFFIC South Vietnamese Chinock helicopters kick up a storm of dust as they bring in their load of badly Congress, Indochina Crucial Debates Loom Senate Democrats are to caucus Monday afternoon with Sen.

James Abourezk, calling for them to reiterate Weat! eather Wilson; and Julie Ann Mosley, 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Mosley, had apparently run away from home in December leaving a letter with their parents that they would be in contact within a week. "In the letter, they stated they would be back or would be in contact within a week," he said.

He went on to say that the girls had indicated in the letter they would be heading towards the Port Lavaca area, but foul play was suspected when the car they were occupying at the time of their disappearance was found in a Fort Worth area shopping center parking lot. It was at this point, said Swaim, that an anonymous informant told him that the bodies of the three girls would be found underneath one of the bridges along Highway 35. He said that from the description of the area, the informant could have only meant the Hog Bayou section of the road, But, Swaim pointed out that his sources in Fort Worth indicated the authorities might find something other than the missing girls. "Our underworld sources say that it possibly was not the-girls that were referred to in the tip, but that it could be the body of a gambler from Victoria who had disappointed his creditors," said Swaim. None-the-less, three and a half weeks ago, the parents of the girls (See REWARDS, Page 10A) Goup Successful In African Nation WASHINGTON (AP) -Congress begins deliberating crucial decisions on Indochina this week with meetings scheduled on President Ford's emergency aid requests.

Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield and House Speaker Carl Albert both predicting Congress' rejection of any military aid for South Vietnam or Cambodia are to discuss on Monday whether, when and how to put it to a vote. Partly cloudy Monday through Tuesday, with a chance for showers or thundershowers Monday. Warmer temperatures during the afternoon. Southeast winds 15 to 25 m.p.h. and gusty Monday, becoming west to northwest 6 to 14 m.p.h.

late Monday. Expected Monday temperatures: High near 80, low Monday night near 60. Shower probability Monday: 20 per cent. Sunday. action this week on Ford's original $300 million military aid request for South Vietnam.

They reason that its rejection would kill any further military aid for South Vietnam and that its approval would be the first installment on Ford's new $722 million military aid request for the country. Meanwhile, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled Monday to begin (See DEBATES, Page 10A) Assoc iated Press irephoto Committee Study Revision AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) A revived constitution, changed only slightly by the House, will be reviewed by a special Senate committee Monday morning. The full Senate is expected to approve the document Tuesday, giving Texans a chance in November to adopt the first complete revision of the state's 1876 constitution. Although the proposed new charter was rejected by legislators in convention last July, it cleared the House and Senate with a few votes to spare.

The major amendment by the House reinstated the authority of state colleges outside the University of Texas and Texas systems to issue bonds against a 10 cents per $100 valuation state property tax If the Senate accepts House amendments, Texans will vote on eight separate sections In a special election Nov. 4. On the Senate agenda for Monday are 32 proposals, but Sen. Betty Andujar, R-Fort Worth, apparently has decided to wait to seek final passage of her measure granting special legal Immunity to state textbook witnesses. It was tentatively approved, 20-11, Wednesday.

Of the 37 proposals, senators already have refused at least once to debate four of the bills. (See SENATE, Page 10A) Ind ex Abbv Astrology Boyd Classified Comics Crossword Deaths 3A fitty rears oo toe 7B Ooren I0B Health Cornar 7 Movies 5B Sports 4B TV Log IDA TV Scout 4B 4B 4B KB SB SB Dennis 6B Weather Map Editorial Page A Women's News 3A admirer. N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) -The army announced Sunday it has seized control of this north central African republic after fighting at the palace in which President Ngarta Tombalbaye was killed. Jubilant troops drove through the streets of the city shouting, "We've won. Tombalbaye Is dead." Official sources confirmed his death and said a number of other persons were killed or wounded.

Tombalbaye, 56, was named provisional president in 1960 when this drought-stricken, landlocked nation gained independence from France. He was elected president in 1962 and re-elected without opposition for another seven-year term in 1969. A radio announcement by Gen. Noel Odingar. acting commander of the armed forces, said: "Our armed forces have exercised their responsibilities before God and before BOARDINGHOUSE REACH Toto, a 15-year-old female elephant that lives in the London Zoo, reaches out for a morsel from the hand of a young.

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 300+ newspapers from the 1700's - 2000's
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra® Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the Victoria Advocate
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

About Victoria Advocate Archive

Pages Available:
Years Available: