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4-C THE BAYTOWN SUN Sunday, August 30, l*Mt? Sdme papal pilgrims will sleep outdoors SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Dr. Marilyn Walker knew there would be "no room at the inn" next month for thousands of visitor* wanting to catch a glimpse of pope John Paul II. So the psychology professor decided to form "Homes for Pilgrims,'' which matches homeowners and out-of-town worshippers coming to San Antonio for the pope's visit Sept. 13. "Not all of the homeowners are Catholic. They're just people who want to help," said Ms. Walker, aided in her effort by her daughter, Rachel. "We have not had one pilgrim or homeowner reject each other.'' City officials don't really know how many visitors to expect, but they say 95 percent of San An- tonio's 17,000 hotel rooms already are reserved for the weekend of the pope's visit and they welcome the idea of residents opening up their homes. "Our city is simply not equipped to handle that many visitors from out of town at that time," said Kathy Wine, spokeswoman for the San Antonio Visitors and Convention Bureau. "When half of your population is going to be • doubled, obviously there is a need to have additional facilities, such as these private homes." Besides private homes, San Antonio accommodations run the gamut from luxury hotels to a campground under the stars near the site of a papal Mass that is expected to draw 500,000. Ms. Walker, who is on summer leave from Incarnate Word College, said about 100 homeowners and pilgrims have been matched through her program, which can accommodate another 500 pilgrims. Homeowners in the Homes for Pilgrims program pay a $2 registration and handling fee, while visitors pay $15 to help defray registration, telephone and mailing costs, she said. After a match is made, the homeowner and visitor work out their own arrangements for room and board. "I think most people are doing this because they want to help, and others because they want to help and they need a little extra cash, "Ms. Walker said. Ms. Wine said less than 300 of the city's hotel rooms are available now, and by Sept. 12, there will be even fewer vacancies. Most of the large downtown hotels, which charge $80 per room or more, have been booked for several months. Three hotels are hosts to several conventions, which reserved space a few years ago and declined to change their meeting date, hotel officials said. Marsh Nolan, assistant sales manager of the Hilton Palacio del Rio, said all of his hotel's 484 rooms are taken. "We've had a lot of pressure put on us by people wanting to come for the (pope's) visit," Nolan said. "Hotels that normally don't do well, the one* that do a lot of corporate business and not much on weekends, I'm sure that weekend they will be sold out and then some." Steve Boothe, marketing director of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, said his hotel will host delegates to a surgical convention, as well as Catholic Charities, a group that will meet the pontiff. "We tried to-rnove the conventions, but they wouldn't move," Boothe said. Those who are unable to find accommodations with friends, relatives, in hotels or in private homes, will be able to sleep under the stars at a site northwest of downtown near the •»" ^mf^^m • *i^"^^"^^"^^ FAITH... IS YOUR HAVEN OF REFUGE" In A Troubled World!! Lead, kindly Light amid the encircling gloom. Lead thou me on! — John Henry Cardinal Newman "Lord Treat Me Tomorrow As I Have Treated Those Around Me Today." San Jacintb Methodist Hospital 1101 Decker Drive Personnel Holiday Foods 1719 Garth'Rd. 427-4741 Jerry Alexander, Mai. & Employees Joe Camp Ford, Inc. "Truck Headquarters" Hwy. 146 S. La Porte Anderson Shoe i Saddle Repair Western Wear & Accessories 102 EastTexas Ave. Western Auto Store 4800 Garth Rd. 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Simon 4109 Allenbrook Zulene Kempt, Activities Dir. i Cantor This is a dramaci.ze.1 version of faces taken from the of Genesis intending to show soire of the customs of c!;t-st ancient and traditional ABRAtVHN-EGYPT ...SACTAI IS LITTLE MOI?E THAN A PcnSONEI? IN HEP LUXURIOUS QUARTERS, WAITING OW PHARAOH'S PLEASURE ... THAT WHICH ABC?AM HAS FEAI?EP, HAS COME TO PASS-PHARAOH, HEAPING OF SARW'S BEAUTY, HAS'!?a3UESTED"THAT SHE BE BROUGHT TO HIS PALACE,ANI7NCW. ...ANP-FHAf?AOH IS HIGHLY SOON HE WILL SEE FOt? HIMSELF IF TMIS BEAUTY FROM THE j ^^-^ EAST IS WORTHY TO > ^S ' 5ECOME A QDEEN IN EGYPT.... MANY GIFTS SENT 5Y PHARAOH, 0,BC?A.rV\ CAW FIMP &UT LITTLE CONSOLATION IN TH£M AS ME SPENK75 A SOetTOWFUL AMP LONELY NIGHT IN MIS TENT... ...WHILE SARW, IN GUA(?t7EC? PRIVACY, HUDDLES ON HER" SILKEN BEP .' SUDDENLY NIGHT I PH W?AOH, CA L LI N<3 IS SERVANTS, WHO AS THEY CAN TO JOHN, £EHT "SAVE THIS FOR YOUR SUNDAV SCWOOL SCPAP8OOK First Affiliated Securities, Inc. 1501 1-10 E. 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Management & Employees Foulk's Automotive "Complete Au^o Repair" 46 19 Hwy. 146 422-481 1 Rex Faulk & Employees Baytown State Bank Bay Plaza Shopping Ctr. Member F.D.I.C. Officers, Directors & Employees I ^Vf^B • WMfPWfB^f n^WTwffl • Wit ViW^BITfVfWf^J 301 N. Commerce 427-7401 Parts Svppty Comaony Auto Parts & Accessories 516 W. Francis 422-8215 2020 Ward Rood 427-0101 Ann Hoines, Manager "THE SPONSORS OF THESE MESSAGES URGE YOU TO WORSHIP FAITHFULLY"! scene of the outdoor papal Mass. Pilgrimage Park will have a space for 700 camp sites and 194 recreational vehicle sites. The park will be about 1.5 miles from the Mass location and will have medical and sanitary facilities, concession stands and security fencing, a park official said. Visitors will need to provide their own tents, sleeping bags or cots and personal items. "We're anticipating a nice, easy-going crowd," said park director Lee Robin. "We're excited about the papal visit and I don't know what would happen if we didn't provide Pilgrimage Park for the 5,000 to 6,000 people who we anticipate will be staying there." Sounds of silence can be sad By GEORGE R. PLAGENZ NEA Correspondent 1 do some work with the home- loss in the city where 1 live. The inter-church group 1 belong to. finds overnight lodging for these people, but probably the most good 1 can do for them is to talk to them. Many of them have no one to talk to for days at a time. That, some have told me. is the worst part of being homeless. Finding shelter is not the biggest of their worries. Finding someone to talk to is: This brings to mind a memorable story Paul Gallico once wrote about himself called "You Don't Know How Lucky You Are to Be Married." In that story Gallico said, "The loneliness and silences clo.se in when the rattle of one's key in the front door initiates no answering sound. ••.Moving to a club or hotel doesn't help. Sooner or later you encounter that instant when you come in and no voice says. 'That you. dear'. 1 ' or even. 'Well, where have you been THIS time"' " To have someone to talk to ranks right behind the gilt of speech itself as one of life's special but often unsung blessings Sometimes we have to lose our voice to discover (or ourselves what an unspeakable wonder human speech is and now import- .ini to our existence Sometimes even a speech impediment can drive this point home Annie Glenn returned this fall to Muskingum College in Neu Concord. Ohio, to be the opening speaker at the sesqtiicentenniai of the college from which she and her husband. Sen John Glenn, graduated in 1W2 It was a thrilling moment for ihis lovely lady who. after long years and heartbreaking failures, finally had conquered the severe stutter, which had set up b!ock to achieving fulfillment" in her life To lose one's voice to laryngitis for only a few days can be one of life's more humbling experiences. I can recall such an occasion 25 years ago when 1 lost my voice. One of the little boys at our house was just learning to talk His vocabulary was still small and he made certain words do duty for several meanings. For instance the word big It meant large. It also meant a great amount. A lake was "big water." And big also meant loud. So while his father was going around in a horse whisper, this little boy announced. "Daddy no! talking big today." He was right, even in the sense you and I use the phrase. It is impossible to "talk big" or make much of an impression when you are reduced to a squeak. And you realize, maybe for the first time, how most of us are inclined to build up our importance in other people's eyes by "talking big." Another thing a man notices when he has lost his voice is that he can't shout. Even the mildest- mannered fellow, when he is unable to speak above a whisper, is likely to be surprised at how many times during the day he is on the verge of raising his voice. Now he doesn't — because nothing comes out. Perhaps it would be a good idea if people went speechless automatically every time they opened their mouths to shout — the same way a fuse blows out and everything goes dead when we overload our cleclrical system.