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Advocate (Newspaper) - August 19, 1972, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE YEAR NO 104 VICTORIA TEXAS 77401 SATURDAY AUGUST m 1072 20 PAGES CENTS Hijacker Captured Shot Dragged From Plane A VETERAN DECORATED Complete restoration of the old Half Moon Reef Lighthouse which served Day mariners for almost a century is planned by Texas Gas Transmission Co owners of Bauer Dredging Co The partially restored lighthouse shown above now occupies a place of honor on Bauer Dredging facilities near Point Com for land can be seen by motorists to the north of State Highway 35 Historic Building Due Renovation Old Light Not Forgotten By V Advocate Staff Writer POUT LAVACA The beautiful little while many may have admired near Point Comfort he past months has been there 29 years As you drove along State way 55 in prior years you probably never oven noticed it because of its rather bedraggled condition The building is a lighthouse a real one that once served the Matagorda Bay area Now il serves as a thing of beauty and on the north side of the highway in Bauer Dredging Company's Point Comfort yard about six I I alk Sally Capistran surprised and pleased when her husband presented her with an orchid for no special reason County Judge Kill Sparks accused oi shaking be money again when he was first to pay up on a deer tease Jack and Tindall excited a very special rip to San Marcos Civil Director noting hat the Guadalupe flood tures have been moved from city hall to the courthouse lobby Dr Wilson reportedly picking up a new fool from till Arnold not loo fond of motorcycles after a wipeout Joe David Salinas home on leave from Korea visiting with wife Margie and parents Mr and Mis lav Salinas miles from Port il has been there since when it was removed from Half Moon in Matagorda Bay The site is approximately 12 miles northeast of Port O'Connor or approximately five miles southwest of Point which jets out unto Matagorda Bay The present management of Bauer hedging Co authorized restoration of the 19th Century lighthouse which was started and completed last year by company personnel The lighthouse on Half Moon Hoof was thought lo have been built about According to the archives in Washington the east and west wave actions of Matagorda Bay caused a reef be formed and oysters soon look Sailing ships were constantly running aground on the reef and the companies that owned these large ships filed complaints with the ment The government in turn the Half Moon Koef light station near Whether before or following the hurricane of 1854 when ships went down carrying their entire crews lo heir deaths is known Records kept by he Coast Guard District on the old lighthouse were destroyed in subsequent storms H did survive the major hurricane of hurricane raked the entire Texas coastline wiping out Bagdad and Clarksville near the Ilio mouth and the hurricanes of and when Indianola received its fatal blows Every house destroyed or damaged in the last of the two hurricanes and town was never rebuilt However it was one of the casualties of the major hurricane which struck Matagorda Bay July when eight persons were killed and damages totaling million porch of the lighthouse was washed off and the lighthouse was tilted one side much lower than the other The then caretaker Mike Nelson now of put shims supports i under light lo level it and got the light See Page SEATTLE aged gunman who hijacked a United Air jel from Reno Nev lo Vancouver and Friday was shot and dragged from the plane 12 hours he first rode up to the plane on a bicycle with a rifle authorities said The extent of the injuries were nol known The man still was shot dragged from the plane and handcuffed ly after two men believed to he relief crewmen hoarded the aircraft about 10 p.m CUT The capture was managed after hours of negotiating ment of million in cash and careful tracking by security of- who sneaked up on the from behind and the sides The Boeing 727 jet with a crew of three already had been refueled at the demand of the hijacker The gunman who rode a up to a United Air Lines jel in Heno Nev and hijacked the plane to Vancouver B.C and Seattle in an elaborate antiwar protest was paid the million ransom he had demanded Friday night an airlines spokesman said The hijacker already had 15 gold liars put aboard the plane during the four-hour stop in British Columbia About 50 minutes after the plane landed a man elad only in shorts drove an open truck lo the plane which was about yards from the terminal building Four cardboard boxes in the truck were loaded onto the pla tie t hrough a c i t window Officials declined say whether the boxes contained the ransom money Earlier an official had said the money awaited the hijacker in four cardboard boxes The air line prepared lo meet the request for two new crew members He had asked for the new crew bers names and cautioned that they indeed be pilots lie also demanded maps of Canada All air traffic through International Airport was halted soon after the hijacked plane landed The gunman who arrived at the plane in Keno on a bicycle ho pedaled through a hole in the fence nl the airport said the money would he used to help children crippled by the war in Vietnam Authorities quoted him as saying the hijack is part of an organized effort to destroy United Air Lines aircraft until the Vietnam war is ended He said United was a major con- to the war effort based on profit and greed In one of a series of menls he demanded he cast over a Vancouver radio station the hijacker said he was part of a well-organized organization fed up with Nixon's broken es hijacker ordered that two new crewmen be ready Seattle lo take the places of captive and first cer Me also asked that a change of clothes be ready for the third crew member officials said The final tion was not known Also un- known were his plans for most of the items lie million in in and 15 one pound gold bars heavy including armor Top Priority Money Remains Issue For Highway 59 Work Advocate Staff The proposed improvement of Highway from Ibe bridge to Goldman Hill continues as the priority in the Texas Highway Department's major program for Victoria County Commissioners Court was assured again Friday Inn the highway ment simply does not have the money to gel along with the project The assurance was given by Carl V Hamerl of Y oakum district highway engineer in the course of a conference which tentatively out a road program fur the county This plan will be submitted to the Texas Highway Commission by the of I ice Such major as the improvement program arc in a fund category of course which is entirely separate from the planning Improvement of the approach to Goldman Hill from the river to the point where nil and Highway 77 tor years lias been high on the highway department's list of priorities localise of the number of accidents which have been taken place along tins stretch Harnert told commissioners court that month after month his office resubmits this project to Austin as the lop priority for the county but the highway department's other demands and shortage of money lias held it out of he con- struction process County ludge C Sparks assured the highway engineer that all required right-of-way for the improvement is available and that the final two tracts will he settled in condemnation proceedings neM Tuesday in district court These include a small tract listed as the Green property and another small area listed to Wilder heirs In both cases Sparks said some of the heirs are unknwon and cannot he located so the county's only recourse is to obtain district court condemnation to pay over money awarded for the land which involves only a comparatively small amount and to hold the funds in escrow by the court until heirs are located and can he paid if ever One other matter which remains to be settled is the of lines in the improvement area belonging to Southwestern Bell and Judge Sparks told highway department representatives lhat his also will be attended to About Meteorologists of the National Weather vice station and their held their annual picnic Friday at the Optimist Club in Riverside Park Some ft persons offended during the dav Trie picnic began at to and continued until K p.m Bob James official m charge of the local station said his was to permit members of all different shifts to some time during the day Also with a 10 hour picnic it only rained part of the time on weathermen Declared Second Party Hy JIM Advocate SlaK Writer Two hours kite Init Bounding years ahead of his time with a philosophical outlook to the future La Raza Parly candidate for the highest office in the Mate of Texas Friday night kepi n crowd of more lhan persons on their feel cheering as he sought their vole in he November general election who was a player on he Corpus Christi Miller High School team that went lo the slate playoff in a football scholarship lo Baylor University and went on to earn his law degree told the crowd that he is seeking neither a Democratic nor a victory in Texas We're not in this to split the Democratic party to Campers Find New World JOHN Advocate Staff Writer PALACIOS Summer camp opens up a whole new world of activities and fun limes for youngsters and this is especially true for 111 special education students who are participating in the Camp Flipper project at the Encampment in The one-week camp which will end Saturday was termed a complete success by Mac Judd camp director and special education teacher at Patti Welder Intermediate School In its first year the project is being sponsored by Region ft of the Texas Association for Retarded Children including Ray Ci ty El Campo Port and Victoria units It's the social interaction that is realty important for these Judd said Many of hese students have never been away from home and had this experience while others have I ended camps in the past but because of their handicaps they stayed in the background Camp counselors composed of volunteers from various areas are represented by TARS Teens Aid he The fourth annual International Food Fair will be held led and Boy Scouts Adult next week at the Community Center and readers of Sunday's Fun Magazine section will get a preview of the food and entertainment that will be offered Proceeds from fair HEAR Foundation Last year the event attracted some local and area people I instructor from Hay City Sister Janet music director from Incarnate Word in and Jack Whalen of Port Kivaca in charge of fishing activities Personal attention is such that there was one counselor for every two campers In special a counselor had only one camper Emphasis was placed on activities swimming and fishing There are 25 water safety in- at the camp lo help the students in swimming and learning water safety About 20 of the students hail never been in the wafer Judd noted By the second or third day everybody had been swi m m i tip anil thoroughly enjoyed it he said Although Retting all the students to enjoy the recreational aspect of ming giving them the con- to take care nf them selves in the water significant progress This is fundamental to what we try tci accomplish in he swimming program Mrs Hodges said Pishing and swimming are what the kids look forward in most said Judd At first of students were scared nf fish and of even going out on the pier Now we have fishing and il have b i i re H L t K E i 1 i n two nice flounders are own fish wo iire putting them on ice so they can laken them when camp is over and families cook said Other at the ramp included aris ami crafts music activities and nature hikes the Hit n ti a i 1 I 1 I it il i i SUNDAY PREVIEW Food and Fun supervisors include Jack Hunl of Port in charge of physical education Mrs Frank Hodges water safety New Job Eddie Egan the former New York narcotics detective upon whose life the Academy Award winning movie The French Connection was based has gone into show business and is loving every minute of it Read about him in Fun Magazine Dennis Editor Ind cx iB 1A Parade 3B 146 TV Log TV Scour give the Republicans the Slate of said we're in this race as a second party in Texas is now protecting law in Sun Antonio in an in- prior his talk at the Aloe Field gymnasium said We've heard promises from people in the slate house the court house and the While liouse and we i Mexican American people stay in the We want to get out of the The candidate arrived in Victoria from a campaign swing to Corpus said In- felt thai neither the Democrats nor the Republicans offered voters any choice We need a two-party system in Texas said The Republicans think that they are the other parly in Texas but let me tell you they are the minority party We are the strong par i in this state From now on the Democrats and the Republicans will know that must come to use support We have over a million votes in Texas and we second party he added The most important thing said is the ol the human being We tin not practice picketing ins begging rat ions You're respected for what you are regardless of race creed or color We are a political party just like Democrats and Republicans We belief just like any other party ami lhal belief is respectability nf human lhal ho had the support of Abernathy of the Southern Leadership anil the widow of Hr Martin Luther in his for the governorship nl Texas he thai welcome all creeds in our party black white all icr cloudy and warm Saturday Sunday with of showers or Saturday Southeasterly winds If m ph Kain yo per cenl in 90s in lower 70s Fill Vein Ago Word A Day DOING BRUSH WORK young campers on either side of a counselor work diligently in painting plaster molds in an arts and crafts class at Camp Flipper The special education students worked on various t projects in the class during the week of camp Adult director of the arts and crafts program was Bradshaw of When a man breaks A date ho usually fins in When a girl a dale she usually has two
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