Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas on April 4, 1975 · Page 39
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April 4, 1975

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas · Page 39

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-I2.B-.LUBBQCK AVAIANCHE-JQURNAL— Friday Evening. April 4. 1975 Curate Ends Desert Trek For Charity LONDON (UP1) — Now that '.he's finished pushing his Chinese wheelbarrow 2,000 miles across the Sahara Desert, the Rev. Geoffrey Howard can tuck into his heart's desire —a .chocolate cake. "I'd have given anything for '.a huge cake," Howard said as ho returned from pushing a .large wheelbarrow across the "burning desert. It took him 90 days and nights. Howard said he did it "for charity, and to prove .himself. "It had never been done .ibcfore," said the 30-year-oJd curate of St. Luke's Anglican church in Manchester. . Howard started in Algeria •Just before Christmas and finished in Kano, northern Nigeria, 3ast month. He flew home Tuesday to a huge '\vclcome from his wife, Joan, '28, and children Susie, ,'j, and -Sam, 2. British Flag Dies . He made a demonstration run with his large-wheeled barrow, a contraption of two boxes painted with bright stripes on each side of the wheel, and a British flag flying bravely ovc-r it. Apart from my wive and •kids, the thing I missed most was chocolate cake," the Rev. -Howard said. "I'd have given anything for a huge cake. That, or a Jarge pot of strawberry -jam. " "I was using up so much energy every day and I was desperate for something sweet. I got fed up with eating sugar." Two British army men trailed him in a Land Rover, but were •allowed to give him food and water only at agreed points. .Chocolate cake was not in their stock. . ^ Cruel Desert "The worst moment was 'when I had just covered 30 miles of soft sand," the bespectacled curate said. "I came over the top of a ridge and saw the most awful .sand dune stretching for 200 yardr. I just slumped over the whee.bamnv and started to laugh. "My whole body was shaking with laughter, but inside I. was crying. I couldn't believe the .desert could be so cruel." • That- moment came on his longest stretch between water holes —253 miles of scorching 5'ands, with the temperature above 100 degrees. Howard had bnly a couple 'of pints of water -left. ; "I knew that just ahead was a small mining community," he •said. "But when I got there 1 thought I was seeing a mirage. The miners —350 of them and all Europeans —came out to ineet me with champagne." UAM-VH, Mo. (AP) — It was one of thousands of letters Greg Dalton has received but cannot read. "I strongly believe you have set off waves of love throughout the country," said the Colorado postmarked letter. "People care about each other, even strangers, and reach out to you." . , Greg, 14,- was class president and quarterback of the freshman football 'team, a handsome, talented youngster, when he was hurt in a gymnasium accident last November. He fell into a coma. • In January an Press story told Thousands Of Letters Pour In To Greg Dalton, Who Stays In Coma »"XL.SiTit^s S IT'S. "SE^SS ^"^^M'SIUC rsA'tir-ir"'' - moch "»' • *"" r wui •* *»«•*•• •"*'•*• w <™ n "™ <**> a"*** **,'*-*•«<.'«<»» • Dalton has received but cannot Fund from all parts of the na- or now are atnurrfiiK with « *, T^* * u*^*™ 1 P*°^ e and I k" 0 * H can help this daigua, N.Y,, who sent $i: "My similar brain injury. f ead. , tion. The fund has crown to al-hardihins of thrir ™n. • **? °°...i^.**<*. olher ' . .. V oun 8>>y's parents even 'a husband has been laid off. tern- A Rnr.kviile. aim.. wom al ry d Associated of Greg's tragedy and how the people of Lamar and surrounding southwest Missouri communities raised almost $4,000 to help mcot mountainous medical bills. Thousands of letters containing words of encouragement donations began pouring the Greg Dalton Trust Fund from all parts of the nation. The fund has grown to almost J15.000. Greg's mother. Katherine Dalton, often reads some of the letters before falling asleep in a lounge chair in his hospital room, where night after night, she prays that he will open his eyes and speak to her. „ "When those letters 'started coming in they became the sustaining force for Greg's father and me," she said. "The love and prayers of, the people of this country restored our faith." After almost four months in a. deep coma, Greg began showing improvement recently. He opened his eyes briefly, and sometimes laughs, sometimes cries. . / He is still in a coma but doctors say they are cautiously 'optimistic. • Many of Greg's letters are people who have known, or now are atrujgling with hardships of their own. One woman from' Xenia, Ohio, sent $5 and write: "We are from the town so hard hit Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words- YOLID f \ \^ j C) TEABA VARMEL / \ ^ j :) PARTTE r ^\ ^ ^J • imH^oonii*.'- ; J / N \,S :) Priit fe SUWW5 WCWBl ken COOLER AT THE FRONT OF THE CAR Now arrange the circled letter* to form the surprise aniwer, a* suggested by the above cartoon. Y«lerdiy'» (\aiver* tomorrow) Jumble.. ERUPT IVORY HIATUS ANKLET Amwen He it always the third- PERSON WIN A TREASURE CHEST WORTH HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS FROM FIRST STATE BANK. SEE OUR AD IN SECTION A FOR DETAILS. first state bank We'd like to be your bank. BIG STOCK LIQUIDATION Similar To Illustration \ i—SNKBtiiV. V 3 PC. KING SIZE BEDROOM SUITE Includes: Dresser with mirror, night Hand, king size headboard with maMresses. One Only! ROCKING LOVESEATS $ SPANISH COFFEE & END TABLES s EACH 2 PC. LIVING ROOM GROUP $! KELVINATOR HOME FREEZERS • Big 14.4 cu. ft. capacity • Five deep door shelves • Four fasf-freeze interior shelves • Bosket for odd size packages • Defrost drain • Four adjustable leveling legs WHILE THEY LASTl 3-PC. SPANISH LIVING ROOM Includes: Sofa, Chair t Loveseat Only HIGH BACK VELVET ROCKERS $ SPANISH NAUGAHYDE LOVESEATS Only $ 68 KING FURNITURE Convenient Credit Terms—Financing Available—Open Late to Serve You. 3418 Avt. H Family Park Center 744-6527 year and have learned so much by that «1>at a town and people can do for each other, A woman from Sterling Heights, Mich., wrote: "Enclosed is my small donation to the Greg Dalton Fund. Though the tornado of April 3 last 1 1 am no longer employed, I feel that a dollar will not hurt jote, it can help parents even _ little bit. God bless them. May God see fit to return thta boy to his family in good health." Won 8«f»r Bowl "We have a son Greg's age, husband has been laid off temporarily, or I'd send moire. May God help-you. Love from us." A woman from Ooronado, Calif., sent $20 and told the family to have faith, that her daughter had,recovered from a similar brain injury. A Rockvijle, Conn.,: woman sent ?20 and said she and her husband, who was soon to undergo open heart surgery, were including Greg in their prayers. TOWN & COUNTRY SHOPPING CENTER 4th & University Across from Jones Stadium Sporting Goods OPENING SPECIAL "360" GOLF OUTFIT TRUE-TEMPERED DYNALITE"R"SHAFTS WILSON "360" Golf Outfit 9:30-6:30 Mon.-Sat. Open Won & Thurs. until 9:00 P.M. •Set of 8 IRONS(3 Thru P Plus P/VV) Precisely croft- ed with the new loe-weighted irori blade for greater Kitting area. • Sel of 3 WOODS (1-3-4) Slroto-Slock heads hav- 'brass back weight and oversize face insert. Finished in beautiful antique oak. • A. J. Gotf Cort Folds easily, adjustable i brock- els, 10 inch wheels lightweight. • HALLMARK COMPARTMENT BAG Deluxe grade expanded vinyl Shaft saver styling. 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