Galveston Daily News, December 10, 1970

Galveston Daily News

December 10, 1970

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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - December 10, 1970, Galveston, Texas It Vol. 129. .No. 143 Texas' Oldest Newspaper, Established in 1842, Dedicated To The Growth and Progress of Galveston and All of Galveston County tl Mfiwtay Associated Press AP Wirephoto Service GALVESTON. TEXAS, THURSDAY DECEMBER 10.1970 The County's Only 7-Day Papor SINGLE COPY lOc As Congress Works In Vain To Head It Off Nt WASHINGTON (API A na- in Baltimore as the Senate and lonwide rail strike began at House sat listening to expiana- a.m. Thursday as Con- lions of compromise legislation gross worked in a vain attempt aimed at averting the walkout. I Railroad Strike Begins s the time limit passed, nickels ''ersions contained an immnli. ,u.. ___, to head it "The strike is on every- Striking began minutes before the official a.m. deadline, n union spokesman said ,-jrst jn Hunlington, W. Va., then Isle Potential Cited In Model City Planning as the time limit passed, pickets were reported in several East Coast areas. The conferees went into ses- sion after the House and Senate passed differing bills on avert- ing the strike, although both In- versions contained an immedi- ate 13.5 per cent pay raise for half a million railworkers. The conferees agreed to a new strike deadline of March 1 as approved by the House earlier. They also accepted a Senate provision requiring the presi- Clerks, Issued this statement: Wednesday night approved leg- The emergency bill was passed oent to report on the status of "Every one of our efforts to islation aimed at barring a ria- by a 54-31 roll call vote time ifnnS yS the a sculemcnt ln rail- strike by giving But the legislation which ex- S road labor negotiations has failed. tended the strike deadUne of But while they worked on de- tails. C. Dennis, president of the Brotherhood of Railway WASHINGTON (AP) With just hours to spare, the Senate Embargo Imposed. Page 14A. rail workers an immedi- ate 13.5 per cent pay increase. four unions from a.m. See NATIONAL, Page 14A (EDITOR'S NOTE -Th Calmisa Caambtr el Commtrre hai aanoaactd a itvtkiploi proinm ,o make Galvetui i model rails! IOM city by ID tUl loir part lerlM, Maritime Editor Jim Holuiia aaalyiei tbt roactpl la ttrmi ol ibe -hlaod't pretest aad lit polealUl. By JIM HOLM AN NEWS STAFF WHITER What does Galveston have to offer that makes it a target for a model coastal zone city? The newly published (though dated October) issue of the Galveston Wharves magazine is devoted almost entirely to that question. It updates a previous brochure put out by the Galveston Chamber of Commerce and even includes quotes from state officials on the state's future boom in oceanography. It lists current operations; it outlines the industrial side and describes recreational facilities. Editorially, it salutes the state leaders for pledging "that Texas will move rapidly to assume national leadership in oceanographic sciences and mar- ing affairs. Only Gaiveston, it says, "offers scientists, researchers and students the chance to" work in close relationship with all types of oceanographic and marine related industry Symbolizing present activities and facilities might be the Marine Biomedical Institute, which unites the University of Texas Medical Branch and Texas University in a new concept for this state. MB1 last week joined with the chamber in announcing a feasibility study on a Texas Tektite Program an extension and new range of thought for the highly successful underwater living experiments conducted the past two years as Tektite I and II in the U. S. Virgin Islands. Dr. Edward Beckman, chief Second Of An EXCLUSIVE 4-Parl Series of the marine medicine division of the institute, was corordinator of the medical aspects of Tektite and anesthesiology residents from UTMB worked there as support crew. A Galveston College student, James Fitzgerald of Sweeney, who was enrolled in the college's marine technology program before it was cancelled, also participted as a support diver. Last month, MBI director Or. Stewart G. Wolf announced the Institute had begun Us first experiments in labs at the Scaly Smith Professional Building. They deal with the spinal cord and the nervous system, projecting reactions of the smaller organisms Into similar cells of the higher organisms, including man, MBI was formed officially in February, 1969, by the two giants of Texas education, both of which have a long history ol activities in Galveston, another side to the model city program. the state's only school with oceangoing facilities, has long had a marine biology lab here and six years ago added the Texas Maritime Academy to its system. ships berthed here are, in order of size: Texas Clipper, a converted passenger cargo ship, which serves as a training vessel for the TMA cadets during the summer and as their dormitory See ISLE, Page 1U Prexy Praises Isle's Research-Service Potential STAFF PHOTO By LINDA WESTERLAGE STUDENT LARRY FREEBERG (RIGHT) OUTLINES LAB WORK (Left To Right) Wells, Dr. Ray, President Dr. Williams POWRaid Facts Disclosed iin tm dinjiufi t) YOU HID (Dili MM OK 01 cm nut MGI cm FT. BRAGG, N.C. (AP) Secretary of Defense Melvin H. Laird presented silver stars to Army and Air Force comman- dos Wednesday in ceremonies which disclosed the unsuccess- ful effort to free American pris- oners from North Vietnam was greater in size and scope than previously indicated. Laird personally pinned med- als on 96 of the raiders. The Army said the 96. plus four oth- ers decorated earlier at the White House, made up the raid- ing party of 100 Army Green mi MR. and MRS. C. W. SANDEL were married 44 years ago today Yep, says the genial JUDGE HUGH GIBSON, he's all ready for Santa Claus to come down the chimney and see him on Christmas TOM HUNTER reports that big plans are in the making for Dec. 19. That's the Sacred Heart Men's Club annual Christmas dinner and dance. It has always been the talk of the town for many years, so better hurry and make your reservations... Former News Staffer John Davis, who's now living In Houston, threw the party to end all parties celebrating the legal adoption of SHERRI, GARY and LORI FASSETTA and wife NANCY joining in on the basheroo MRS. EMILY GUIDRY of Port Bolivar is beating the bushes for the games party slated Friday at the Recreation Hall with proceeds earmarked toward the purchase of ambulance equipment for the fire department JOSEPHINE ARMER of Port Bolivar lias just about flipped her wig over the microwave oven husband, BUSH, gave licr for her birthday. He gave it early so she can practice up and be an expert by Christmas but already she is a whiz. Can you imagine, baked potatoes in four minutes? PERRY BLACKWELL is doing just fine after .his encounter with a rattle snake, and all his friend want him to get with it and get going again... DAVID WAYNE SLIVA had pledged Beta Alpha Psi. national honorary accounting fraternity at the University of Texas in Austin Guests at the Hitchcock residence of CARL and PEGGY KING were their new son in law- and daughter, EDDIE and CYNTHIA HANSFORD of Denton, MR. and MRS. PHIL HANSFORD of Mesquite and MR. and MRS. LESTER HANSFORD of TopcKa, Kans. Birthday kids ore MRS. HATTIE HARRINGTON of Port Bolivar who's 90 years young, EMILY MARIE JOHN, LYNDIA MILLER, CINDY LETINICII, DR. FRED WOLMA, RUTH M. MOOR, JACK THORN, MRS. DAVID GOLDIIIRSCII, BOB WILLIAMS, LOULA ROSS, KELLEY DAVIS, PAT CLARK, GEORGE ROBERTSON, CHAR- LES L. KESTLER, FERNANDO ORTIZ. By TERRY MacLEOD Berets and Air Force comman- dos. Until now, it was believed the group which actually assaulted the camp at Son Tay numbered only about 70. The citations for bravery also disclosed the men came under much heavier enemy fire than was first reported by the Penta- gon. Also, the man who led the Related Picture, Page 14A Nov. 21 assault. Col. Arthur 'Bull' Simons, said his men in- flicted heavy casualties on the North Vietnamese guards. Citation after citation told of the heavy enemy fire and heroic action of the commandos as they searched the camp in a vain effort to locate the cap- tured Americans. "Before we left we were hit- ting everything we shot at." Si- mons said in an interview in which he disclosed that about a dozen enemy soldiers were in- side the compound while a much larger force closed in from outside the walls. In all, Laird conferred four Distinguished Service Crosses, four Air Force Crosses, four Dis- tinguished Flying Crosses, and 84 Silver Stars. In his remarks. Laird said that he, President Nixon and the other people involved in plan- ning the Son Tay raid knew there was "u chance of disap- pointment-and even of fail- ure." "But the reasonable chance to return to freedom Americans Sovicl Planes Leave Cuba WASHINGTON (AP) Two Soviet long-range naval recon- naissance bombers have left Cuba and returned to northern Russia, the Pentagon said Wednesday. Two days ago the Defense De- partment said Ihe TU95 Bears had flown nonstop to Ihe Ha- vana area, Ihe 7th and 8th such Russian planes to make this trip over a period of months. held captives made the mission well worth the Laird said. "If a similar chance to save Americans were to arrive to- morrow, I would aci just as I did in approving and supporting the effort at Son Tay." The comment came in the face of renewed criticism of the raid. Sen. J. William Fulbright, D- Ark., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, charged Tuesday that officials knew the prison camp had been vacated belore the raid and that it was carried out "for other reasons." At a reception after the awards ceremony, Lt. Col Ar- thur D. Simons, who command- ed the troops that penetrated into the camp, said there was "absolutely no truth" in Ful- bright's allegation. Among the medals presented were eight of the second-highest decoration given for valor--the Distinguished Service Cross and the Air Force Cross. Needy Facing Happier Yule; Fund Tops ByJLMHOLMAN NEWS STAFF WRITER "Galveston has about the most attractive possibility around of mixing research and public the new head of Texas University said here Wednesday. Dr. Jack K. Williams, named president of the school in October, compared the service research potential to that of giant extension service in agriculture. He toured the university's facilities here, including the Texas Maritime Academy and the marine laboratory at Fort Crockett. After the lab tour, he held a brief press conference to discuss the position on the Island. Dr. Williams noted he is familiar with, Galveston educational facilities, having worked with Dr. David Hunt on the creation of Galveston College while he served as commissioner of the Coordinating Board for Colleges and Universities of the state. "It's purpose to build a system of campuses. We see a growing complex of- programs, he said. "The potential is fantastic." Dr. Williams made an inspection of the TMA cadet corps Wednesday morning at the new Mitchell Campus on Pelican Island, where the Texas Clipper, the TMA training.. ship and dormijory berthed. He then toured 'the campus construction and had lunch aboard the Clipper before going to Fort Crockett. At the marine laboratory, director Dr. Sammy Ray took both Dr. Williams and Clyde Wells, president of the system board of directors on a tour, showing them current research going on, including a study for Shell Oil Co. of its "oil herder" congealant for oil slicks. The lab is studying the toxicity of the congealant and its effect on fish, shrimp and oysters. If feasible, it may be used on the offshore Louisiana wells now burning. Dr. Williams complimented the city of Galveston on planning to make the Island a model coastal zone city by the 1980s, but did not comment 'directly on a proposed Texas Tektite Program involving the Marine Biomedical Institute, (he joint project of and the University of Texas Medical Branch. "I would say that Galveston, with its medical college, with what has here now and planned for the future and with its junior college is one of the finest marine related complexes in the he said. Master plans for the Mitchell Campus are still very much in the works, Dr. Williams said, but "we just can't move as fast as we would like We're slowed by the pretty heavy depression in availability of funding." He said there is no definite schedule for the development, but noted that construction is already under way on two buildings for the TMA. When completed, the school will move out of the eastern half of the Fort Crockett Building, allowing expansion of the marine lab. "This will be a great campus for both Galveston and he said. "And I hope we can build enthusiasm both among Aggies and otherwise." 'Something Delays Road Opening LEAGUE CITY "Something drastic happened" and the southbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway just north of this city apparently did not open as expected Wednesday a Texas Highway Department spokesman said. Tuesday the department said it planned to open the three southbound lanes of the 6.4 mile freeway widening project Wednesday "unless something drastic happens" and it did, the spokesman said. The latest delay in the 4Vi year project was caused by the discovery of a four foot long by five foot wide hole in the roadway Wednesday mornine he said. s. The hole was discovered when a construction vehicle was moved from the road and was caused by gasoline from the vehicle leaking into the freshly laid asphalt roadway, the spokesman said. The department is "waiting for the contractor to fix it before they open It he said, reporting the department hoped to have the road open today. Work on the J7.8 million project began in May, 1966, with completion originally scheduled' for earlier thisyear. The three northbound lanes are now scheduled for completion, "by the' first of the the department has said. Prosecution Speedup Asked Kline Urges Bond System Changes The News Christmas Fund has topped the mark, and that means Christmas can be real for many destitute families. It means many children will have a visit from Santa a visit that would not be possible without the interest expressed through the contributions. Contributions received Wednes- day include: Floyd N. West. Mrs. D. D. Lipson, Viola M. Edmonson, Anonymous, ?20. Anonymous, Anonymous, And severe cases of need continue to come to oor attention through Letters to Santa and from various other sources. Circumstances are being carefully checked and because of the great need of many, only the most deserving can be aided and there's plenty In this category. Other assistance is being volunteered. The Ordinary and Group Claims Department nf American National Insurance Co. has "adopted" a family of eight and will see to its Christmas needs. The Samaritan Club is undertaking the job of supplying Christmas food and toys to several destitute families. Typical of families who will receive aid arc ;i widow with several children. Her husband died recently and her part time income of about SHO a month isn't enough for rent and groceries, to say nothing of the unpaid bills. Her prospects for making the Christmas season mean anything to her children were totally bleak. But thanks to your contributions to The News Christmas Fund, the basic needs for Christmas will be met and there will be toys for the children. One request must he passed on and maybe someone can help. A nine year old girl writes that she has two sisters and a brother. She says they recently arrived in Galveston. "All that anyone of us want is to have a home of our own for Christmas. Mama and Daddy have been looking for a house for five weeks. No one wants to rent a house to us because there's too many children in our family." And she concludes: "Santa, you won't have to bring me any toys if you find us a home to live in." Can anyone holp? The News will be happy to forward any offers of a place for this family. Persons desiring !o contribute to The News Christinas Fund may mail checks to the 'und. Box 628, Galveston 77550. Check These CALLEY Defense to try to show that Vietnamese civilians were killed before pla- toon entered in My Lai. Page 5A. INSURANCE execu- tives say coverage would be more avail- able to auto and home owners if Texas scrap- ped its uniform rating system. Page IB. Other Features: Bridge.........7B Comics........14B Crossword.......14B Deaths........16A Earl Wilson.......8B Editorials.......12B Horoscope.....6B Marine Log......13A Markets........8B Official Records 9B licoutiag News.....SA Sports.......20A-23A TV Listings......2A Want Ads.....11B-17B Weather......., 16A Women's News 2B-5B By BRIAN GRAHAM NEBS STAFF WHITER LEAGUE CITY The existing bond system and the long delay in bringing those charged to trial make many criminals "feel like they have a license to steal or hijack throughout the county until their first case is Sheriff J, B. Kline said here Wednesday night. Kline was addressing the meeting of the Galveston County Mayors and Councilmens Association at city hall. In his remarks, Kline described the operations of his department and asked the association to support several changes in slate laws requested by the Texas Sheriff's Association. The two major goals of the sheriff's association are to change the existing bail bond system and find some way. to speed up prosecution of those charged with crimes, the sheriff said. The association wants the present bail bond law changed to prohibit -a bond being set for anyone already out on bond on a felony charge, Kline said. The present system means that such repeaters are out on the street for months before they romp to trial and constitutes "practically a license for our repeaters." Illustrating his point, Kline said that his office knows of several persons out on bond in this county al the present time with "as many as 10 or 12 felony charges" filed against them. Compounding the problem is the "inadequacy of pur courts" which means that it is often many months and, in some cases, a year or more before they are brought to trial. The result is that the "repeaters" .feel they have a license to steal until they are brought to trial, he said, adding "and then they take a package deal on all the charges." Such a "package deal" means that they plead guilty both to See CHANGES, Page 14A I Weather I V. GALVESTON AREA Partly cloudy to cloudy and mild Thursday night with a chance of a few showers Thursday night and Friday. Clearing and turning cooler Friday. High Thursday, low 70s Island, mid 70s Mainland; low Thursday night, mid 60s Island and Mainland; high Friday in the 70s Island and Mainland. Probability of precipitation 20 per cent Thursday nicht. BOATING South and southeasterly winds 10-20 mpn and gusty in the afternoon, winds shifting to northerly Friday. Waters slightly choppy becoming occasionally rough Friday. Offshore wave heights 3-5 feet, increasing Friday. WATER TEMPERATURE degrees. FISHING-Fair. 'Umbrella' Pollution Unit Endorsed By H-GAC Panel HOUSTON A proposed "umbrella agency" which would combine all of Texas' pollution control offices into one agency was endorsed by the Houston Galveston Area Council (H- GAC) health commission here Wednesday. The proposal, drafted by the commission's pollution task force, calls for the creation of "one agency to deal with environmental problems in the John Hocking, task force member, said. Under the proposal both the Texas Water Quality Board and Air Control Board would be merged into the new agency. The proposal will now be submitted to the eight county council's executive committee and legislative committee for their consideration. Hocking reported. Should they approve it, the plan is to submit the idea to (he State Legislature at its next session. ;