Advocate, August 19, 1972

Advocate

August 19, 1972

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Advocate (Newspaper) - August 19, 1972, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 127th 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 Malagorda 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 .M.AH V PIIIU.II'S Advocate .Staff Writer POUT LAVACA The beautiful, little while huilding many may have admired near Point Comfort (he past few- months has been there 29 years. As you drove along State High- 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 nostalgia- Ixxrated on the north side of the highway in Bauer Dredging Company's Point Comfort yard, about six I Tovrn 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 Ircc again" when he, was first to pay up on a deer tease Jack and Lurlynp Tindall excited ahoul a very special (rip to San Marcos Civil Drfrnsr Director (leorgr KNIty noting (hat the Guadalupe flood pic- tures have been moved from city hall to the courthouse lobby Dr. Swlnford Wilson reportedly picking up a new fool from (till Mooller.......Danny 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 Lavacn, il has been there since 1W3. when it was removed from Half Moon Ileef in Matagorda Bay, The site is approximately 12 miles northeast of Port O'Connor, or approximately five miles southwest of Paiacios 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 185-i According to the archives in Washington, the east and west wave actions of Matagorda Bay caused a reef !o be formed and oysters soon look hold- Sailing ships were constantly running aground on the reef and the companies that owned these large ships filed complaints with the govern- ment, The government, in turn, buili the Half Moon Koef light station near Paiacios. Whether before or following the hurricane of 1854, when "ships went down carrying their entire crews lo (heir deaths" is no! known. Records kept by (he Cialvcslon 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 CJranrte's mouth, and the hurricanes of W75, and IfWtf, when Indianola received its fatal blows. Every house WJLS destroyed or damaged in the last of the two hurricanes and Ihe town was never rebuilt However, it was one of the casualties of the major hurricane which struck Matagorda Bay July :n. 19-12. 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 Paiacios, put shims (supports i under the1 light lo level it and got the light (See lirU.niNT.. Page 10A) SEATTLE middle- aged gunman who hijacked a United Air IJncs jel from Reno, Nev., lo Vancouver, and Sealllc Friday was shot and dragged from the plane 12 hours nfler he first rode up to the plane on a bicycle with a rifle, authorities said. The extent of the hijacker's injuries were nol known imme- diately. The man, still uniden- tified, was shot, dragged from the plane and handcuffed short- 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, pay- ment of million in cash and careful tracking by security of- ficers who sneaked up on the [dane 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 bicyle 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 S2 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 ockp i t window. Officials declined ti> 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 hijacker's request for two new crew members. He had asked for the new crew mem- bers' names and cautioned that they indeed be pilots, lie also demanded maps of Canada All air traffic through Scattle-Tacoma 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- tributor to the war effort based on profit and greed." In one of a series of slale- menls he demanded he broad- cast over a Vancouver radio station, the hijacker said he was part of a "well-organized, para-military organization fed up with Nixon's broken promis- es..." The- hijacker ordered that two new crewmen be ready 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 dog-house. We want to get out of the The pubcrntHorial candidate. arrived in Victoria from a campaign swing to Corpus Chrisli. 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 thi-y must come to use support. We have over a million votes in Texas and we llu1 second party." he added. "The most important thing." said "is the respec- tability ol the human being We tin not practice picketing sit- ins, begging, demons! rat ions. You're respected for what you are. regardless of race, creed or color. We are a political party, just like ihe Democrats and ihe Republicans We belief just like any other ftihtiea) party ami lhal belief is respectability nf Ihe human lhal ho had nrcived the support Friday1 of I'r Abernathy of the Southern t'hristKiii Leadership ('nrilcri'iu'r anil the widow of Hr Martin Luther Kmii, in his lYire for the governorship nl Texas he addrd. thai ut- welcome all nices rtnd creeds in our party, black, white. I'hicar.o, all Weal! icr E'arlly cloudy and warm Saturday nnrl Sunday with sliRhl of showers or IhiinrJcrshoHTrs Saturday. Southeasterly winds (1- If, m ph. Kain yo per cenl. SliRh in IdvvtT 90s. in lower 70s Fill Vein Ago Word A Day DOING BRUSH WORK Tvvo young campers on either side of a counselor work diligently in painting Ihcir 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 Carolvn Bradshaw of Paiacios. Cln.cklc When a man breaks A date, ho usually fins. in. When a girl a dale, she usually has two, ;

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