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April 24, 1986

The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 1

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recks but April 21 ^HPB^B t^^M A^Ai^M fnil Ml VON IN Ih-l'IKI. ,'!> MORE THAN 70,000 READERS EVERY DAY Volume 64, No. 149 Telephone Number: 422-8302 Thursday, April 24, 1986 Bay If. 25 Onl« IVr Copy After holdup attempt Alleged robber dies from wound By LOUISE SHAW A 23-year-old Baytown man who was shot April 11 during an apparent attempted armed robbery of a Baytown cab driver has died. Charles Ray Hicks of 424 Clyde Drive died Wednesday, according to a spokeswoman for Life Flight operations at Hermann Hospital in Houston. Hicks was shot in the abdomen by the driver of a Red Top Cab after he allegedly pulled a revolver and tried to rob the driver of his money, Baytown police reported. The driver told police he picked up the rider at the Stop-n-Go at Shady Hill and Decker Drive and was told to drive to Fortinberry Road. The driver said the rider got into the front passenger seat of the cab. He said he did not act suspicious and the two simply talked on the way to the cab's destination. In the 500 block of Fortinberry, the rider pulled a blue steel revolver and demanded money from the driver, police said. The driver said he pulled a small roll of $1 bills from his pocket and handed it to the rider, who then demanded more money. The driver took an additional $5 from his pocket and gave it to the rider, police said. The rider then got out of the cab and told the driver he would "blow him away" if he did not give him all his money, police said. The driver told police he reached under the car seat, pulled out a small plastic bag that (See ALLEGED, Page 11-A) HELPING THE USS TEXAS BERNARD OLIVE, founder of First Texas Volunteers BB-35, a volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the battleship USS Texas, accepts a check for $369 from Bowie Elementary School students Reglna Johnson and Robert English. Students at Bowie raised funds to help save the endangered ship by collecting aluminum cans. (Sun staff photo by Linnea Schlobohm) Reagan warns Iran, Syria of repercussions Baytown students declared merit scholars Two Baytown students have been named National Merit Scholars and the recipients of $2,000 scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corp. Charles Kester, a senior at Robert E. Lee High School and Kenneth Saylor, a Ross S. Sterling High School senior, are among 1,800 students nationwide who were chosen by NMSC from among 13,500 National Merit finalists. Kester, the son of Phyllis and Monty Kester, plans to enter the University of Texas in the fall. While at REL, Kester has been a member of the math and science teams; winning several awards. He is also a past member of the Junior Engineering and Technical Society and an honorable mention winner at the Houston Science Fair. Kester is a member of the REL debate team and has Pearce Street Journal - Big mouth You can't blame overweight people for getting sore when people are always talking about their expanse. -FH AROUND TOWN BIRON WILSON proposes several story ideas . . . June Morris asks permission . . . Jerry Brown heads a committee of one . . . Ron Mitchell volunteers for the job of "bouncer." Eileen Wallace adjusts to a "normal" schedule . . . John Hart volunteers for everything . . . Jill Rowlands gives horticulture advice . . . Vera Campbell leaves a heartening note. C.E. Matthews enjoys a program at the library . . . Sue Gillette says 'hello' . . . John Adams answers questions. Lydia and Artie Carmody celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary . . . Nancy Williams calls in a news item . . . Janelle Harvey looks forward to the time change enhancing her morning stroll. qualified for regional competition this year. He has also placed first in a Houston newspaper essay contest. He is a four-year member of the REL swim team, past captain of the water polo team and- has competed several times on the regional level. In addition, he'is a past Key Club lieutenant governor for the Texas-Oklahoma District, an Eagle Scout and the recipient of the God and Life award. KENNETH SAYLOR CHARLES KESTER Saylor, the son of Lonnie and Kathryn Saylor, plans to study business finance at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a two-year member of the RSS National Honor Society, serving as co-president this year, and is a three-year member and current president of the Junior Classical League. He has also won awards in classical and modern language contests for three years. Saylor is a member of the RSS Key Club and has been chosen a Keywanette Beau. He was a Boys' State delegate and a member of the RSS basketball team during his freshman and sophomore years. In addition, Saylor was named to the Society of Distinguished American High School Students and Who's Who Among American High School Students. He is a recipient of the Teagle Foundation Scholarship. WASHINGTON iAP> -- President Reagan, sketching more details of his plans for dealing with terrorism, said the United States might attack the capitals of Iran and Syria if there was "irrefutable evidence" that cither country \vjis behind a tiv- rorist act. Administration officials, in an effort to show increasing international unity, on Wednesday cited a West German decision to oust more Libyans as evidence of increasing Western European efforts to combat terrorism They added that Reagan would keep the pressure on when he goes to Ihe Tokyo summit next month by asking the leaders of the major democracies to do more. The president made his comment about military retaliation when asked during a White House interview with a group of reporters and editors whether he would order raids on the capitals of Syria and Iran. "Yes, if we had that kind of evidence." Reagan replied. "If we have irrefutable evidence. I think we should do that. We must have the same policy" against terrorism regardless of which state sponsors it. "State-supported terrorism is a form of warfare and you just can't sit by and let somebody else declare war on you and pretend that you're still at peace." Reagan said. But he added. "It's much more difficult to trace to the source terrorism sponsored by others than it is by Libya." Later, an administration official said Reagan would use military force only as a last resort if other efforts, such as Chambers County to observe John V. Clay Day WALLISVILLE — Saturday will be John V. Clay Day in Chambers County. The amateur historian who in 1965 discovered the sites of a Spanish mission and presidio near here, will be honored in a program from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wallisville Heritage Park. The ceremonies will be held in the park's restored 1869 schoolhouse. Price Daniel, former governor of Texas, will present a talk on Clay's contributions to history. Clay's long quest to discover the mission site will be described by Jim Kyle, feature editor of The Baytown Sun. Curtis Tunnel, executive director of the Texas Historical Commission, also will participate in the program. Master of ceremonies will be Kevin Ladd, executive director of Wallisville Heritage Park. Clay, 73, spent many years researching Spanish records and documents before locating the sites of Mission Nuestra Senora de la Luz and Presidio San Agustin de Ahumada. The Spanish established both as outposts against French encroachment and maintained them from 1756 to 1771. The search for the historic sites had been a Clay family affair for several years. His mother, Mary, and brother, Bill, began looking for the sites in 1949 but were unsuccessful. "They didn't do much original research," said Clay. "They just read the standard histories and tried to find the mission and presidio on the ground." The project went into full swing in 1955 with the opening of the Interstate 10 bridge over the Trinity River. "That just opened up a whole new world for them," he added. "They traveled all around Chambers County and talked to everybody they could find about the place. The problem was every old-timer they met had a different story about where it was supposed to be." Also on the program will be Chambers County Historical Commission chairman Sue Jenkins, Liberty County Historical Commission chairman Sandra Pickett, Chambers County Judge Alma Lois Turner and John Mlddleton, president of the Wallisville Heritage Park. The benediction will be given by Harry G. Daves Jr., president of the Chambers County Heritage Society. A reception will be held after the program in the new Wallisville Heritage Park Building. A display case will be unveiled to honor the work of Clay. Clay joined the search himself shortly thereafter and decided to tackle the original Spanish records. He was aided in his effort by Chester Klelman, former chief archivist for the Barker' Texas History Center at the University of Texas. "He had access to documents that I wouldn't be able to touch otherwise," said Clay, who would translate the documents and pass them on to other scholars interested in the sites. The "smoking-gun" came with the location of a 1767 map made by engineer Nicolas de Lafora during a 10-day visit there. Once located in a British museum, the map had been copied in 1932 by the WPA. The copy, according to Clay, was filed away In the Library of Congress and was found in 1965 after he wrote there. The original map was shipped away during Hitler's World War II bombings of London and has never been located since. The Lafora map matched the Wallisville and Lake Miller area perfectly. A 1966 archeologlcal study led by Tunnell, now executive director of the Texas Historical Commission, verified the site. Clay's discovery later ted to the creation of the El Orcoquisac Archeological District, named for the Indians who inhabited this area. The district, included on the National Register of Historical Places, protects the mission, presidio and other sites from treasure hunters. diplomatic and economic pressure, failed. The official, who spoke on condition lie not be identified, noted that Reagan did not make that point during the interview Wednesday But he said the president has stated that position repeatedly, including at his most recent news conference Keagan repeated in the Interview that the United States had proof Libya har! planned 35 terrorist actions. In a similar interview Tuesday, Keagan said the actions were "particularly aimed at Americans, but they take place in all of the other countries " He said, for example, that the US. Embassy in Paris-way-a target, and thai an attack was planned on people as they lined up to obtain visas lo visit the United States. Reagan's comments were provided by The San Francisco Examiner. In a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, the president threatened to "act again" if Libyan-sponsored terrorism against Americans continues. He said last week's air raid against Libya showed that "no one can kill Americans and brag about it." Meanwhile. Sen. Gary Hart, D-Colo , said the U.S. raids on Libya probably won't deter terrorism, and should have been preceded by a greater emphasis on infiltrating terrorist groups. Hart told reporters that while the United States should adhere to its policy of not attempting to assassinate foreign leaders, it should keep open the option of at(See REAGAN, Page ll-A) JOHN CLAY Classified 7-ll-B Comics 6-A Crossword Puzzle 6-A Dimension 7-A Editorial 4-A Markets 9-A Movies 8-A Obituaries 3-A People 6-0 Police Beat 2-A School Menus 12-A Sports l-4-B Teen Times 5-B Television Log 8-A Weather 9-A WEATHER PARTLY CLOUDY and mild with a low in the low 60s is forecast for Baytown Thursday night. Friday's forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures with a high In the low 80s. In the 24- hour period ending at 8 a.m. Thursday, the recorded high was 77 degrees, the low was 50 degrees with no rainfall reported. LONKBTAM IP.HC

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