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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - September 24, 1972, Galveston, Texas College football scores 27 Missouri 31 Indiana 23 Miami 21 Florida 24 Oklahoma St 23 Texas tech 41 n. Mexico 16 p Oklahoma 68 Al Oregon 38 Minnesota 77 army 55 Illinois 0 Rice Semson Alabama Kentucky 42 17 21 0 first Hutchings Sealy National Bank f up Nefos Texas oldest newspaper established in 1842, dedicated to the growth and Progress of Galveston and All of Galveston county 39th Beach monday vol. 131, no. 167 associated Preu a wire photo service Galveston Texas sunday morning september the county s Only 7-Day paper single copy 25c Texas City Kidnap victim freed la in m nine he Taviner was to to Tinct the kidnappers with Short Bushy hair and Taylors relaxing by David Lyons news staff writer Texas City an exhausted Richard Taylor leaned Back in his chair saturday night glad to be Home with his Wile once again. Clad Only in his trousers and undershirt he relaxed in his fashionable West Texas City Home where his wife had been kidnapped six Days earlier. His wife pretty Victoria Taylor rested in another room As she visited family and close friends. A Trio of abductors had been demanding j25.000 in Ransom for his wife since they had taken her away sunday night but police began closing in Early saturday and the woman was Reed without the Ransom. They healed. Up that whole he said and they had to let her go. Of. Man i m so glad its Taylor smiled. Taylor a Well known Texas City Black businessman owns and operates the Mainland funeral Home of la Marque As Well As a nursing Home and an apartment Complex. The two men and a woman who took his wife away at first demanded to see her alive again reduced the amount to and finally said they would Settle for the weary Taylor recounted the facts of last sunday night. The Story began innocently enough he said when the Doorbell rang and he answered the door in his undershirt. Outside were two men. Taylor said one holding himself up by crutches. They called me by he said and seemed to know a lot about Taylor his family and business. They said they wanted to discuss burial insurance with Taylor. As they stepped inside the door. Taylor first saw the attractive woman. He said he excused himself for a shirt after seeing the woman and when he resumed to the room the Trio were still standing in the hallway. Come sit he told them but instead of sitting Down the two men whipped out pistols. They told me they were professional robbers that they do this sort of thing for a Taylor recounted. They quickly checked out the House before tying both or. And mrs. Taylor with ropes. Some live and some the bandits told the terrified couple. If you cooperate you May the men and woman then ransacked the House taking watches jewelry antique furniture and approximately j2.600 Cash by Taylor s Taylors spa by David Lyons news staff writer five Day ordeal of mrs. Victoria Taylor of Texas City kidnapped sunday night and held for a Large Ransom ended saturday morning when her captors released her unharmed at a Houston intersection. Mrs. Taylor 40. Phoned her Home shortly before noon from a phone Booth telling her 17-year old son Ricky that she was Safe. Federal Bureau of investigation agents listening in on the phone Call immediately gave the news to her husband. Richard Taylor the attractive Texas City woman was kidnapped shortly before 10 . Sunday night by two men and a woman who originally demanded Ransom but quickly came Down to reports of the woman s abduction had been suppressed by news Media after the family and authorities requested monday no mention be made to insure mrs. Taylor s safely. Mrs. Taylor hysterical hut in Good health was released several hours after a Brief pre Dawn shootout near Houston s Yates senior High school. An Fri agent said he was fired upon by a Man Early saturday As he staked out the rendezvous spot where Victoria Tayjor Check a these Power crisis threatens industrialized world. Page deaths Earl Wilson editorial from Here to there Horoscope school menus sports to listings want Adt weather women s news teen forum 6a Samb 2b 7b 7a 7b 14-19a 10a 9-13b Isa 3-6b 6a cruelty observed in Uganda. Page pictures and Story about the sea Star. Page Taylor was to meet the kidnappers to deliver the Ransom Money. Police and agents surrounded the school but a search produced no one. The Fri said. The agent described Liis assailant As a negro Man wearing a dark sweater. No one was injured in the shooting agents reported. Although no one was found at the school City police later arrested a suspect in the area charging him with carrying a prohibited weapon. Officers said he had a pistol with three spent shells. The Man was held for questioning in the Case saturday night. Taylor and his wife returned to their West Texas City Home saturday night. Texas City police described the three kidnappers As follows negro male. 23 or 24 years old. Between five feet six inches and five feet eight inches tall. 160 and 11j5 pounds dark complexion with Short Bushy hair and Side Burns. He wore Dary Gray sport clothing and carried a two Inch Blue steel revolver. Negro male. 33 or 34 years old. Approximately five feet nine inches tall about 150 pounds dark complexion with a Semi afro haircut. Sideburns and moustache. He was Well dressed wearing a Gray suit and leather gloves and carried a six Inch barrel Nickel plated revolver. A negro female 25 or 26 years old about five feet five inches tall 125 to 130 pounds with a Black afro haircut and an attractive narrow face. She wore a Black pants suit or skirt suit trimmed in red. Dewalt said saturday Fiat he was very appreciative of uie cooperation of the news Media in the responsible manner in which they handled to charter review set committee appointed pow deny disappointing Dorothy Dow Madam president of the Galveston county civic music association is tickled As a kid with a new Lollipop Over the Success of the recent membership drive. This is a Gal who thinks that Good music is As important to Happy living As is the air to breathe and she ought to know. She has a voice supreme and has Sung operatic leads in the top opera houses of the world. So she does t want anybody denied an Opportunity to enjoy the upcoming concert series. She says those count ians who were not Able to join the association because of the closing of the w. L. Moody Bank May do so when their assets become available by contacting her at 744-2825. Mary Hamilton who went to turn in her completed civic music kit to mrs. Edward Wechsler was accompanied by her dog Fritzi. The Wechslur pet. Schatzi was taking her Constitution. Also Fritzi decided to do a Goldilocks. He ale Schatzi s dinner and then was found sound asleep in Schatzi s bed by none other than Schatzi who immediately gave out with a Strong piece of her mind. But a snack of Coffee nip Candy for both settled the argument and inc social Call did not end in a sour note. Or. And mrs. S. R. Snodgrass Are packing up to move and will be missed by their Many friends or. And mrs. Melvin Crockett or. Are still talking about the great labor Day they enjoyed reason their granddaughter Ayanna Trombe was born to or. And mrs. Melvin Crockett or. Of Atlanta. that Day. It s a wedding anniversary for Sarah and Joseph Remol Lino jr., or. And mrs. De Hill Ward or. And mrs. Joseph Runfola or. And mrs. Lindsay Murry birthday kids Are Sandra Merritte. Step Hen Jordan of Alia Loma. Rhonda Meadows Sherry Gongora. Julian Levy Oury Selig Lupe Galvan. Joseph Renollino jr., Kenneth Bright. Peggy Ann Ambrose Paul Holmes. Gretchen Holmes Gretchen Thomas. Benji , Frances Godbehere mrs. Etta Butler mrs. Tom n. Busby of la Marque who s 73 years Young. Make it a Happy Day. By Terry Macleod h the associated press stateside relatives of three american pilots released from North vietnamese prison Camps reacted to a delay in their return saturday with disappointment and resentment most of it directed at Hanoi but some at washing ton. The three men were not aboard a flight from Hanoi to Vientiane. Laos As had been expected and american anti War activists who obtained the release of the men issued a statement that the delay was apparently caused by fear that the released prisoners would be taken into custody by american military authorities. Gerlad Gartley 68. Of Green Ville Maine and father of Navy i. Markham Gartley blamed the delay on interference by the . Government and said the Nixon administration should keep its nose out of this mrs. Barney Elias. Mother of air Force maj. Edward Jias. Said she and her husband Are very upset Over the apparent imposition by Hanoi of conditions for the release of the men. Including a guarantee that they would do nothing to further the american War Effort in Indochina. In Tampa. Fla. Herbert Charles 65, and his wife had packed their suitcases in anticipation of a trip to new York to Greet their son. Navy la. Norris Charles. A phone Call from the Navy saturday morning told them of the delay. . Ambassador g. Mcmurtie Godley and other officials were on hand at the vient Iane Airport saturday to Greet a russian Aeroflot Airliner from defense Melvin r. Laird said Hanoi. Ii was t until the Friday i certainly would plane landed that Godley Learned recommend that these men turn the american pilots were not on themselves Over As soon As Board. Possible to their military in Washington. Secretory of by Patsy Jackson Nevis Mainland Bureau Texas City mayor Emmett 1-Owry announced saturday the names of citizens who have been appointed by the City commission to a City charter change review committee. Lowry said the committee will conduct meetings and will sit with the commission to study the City s present charter and prepare recommendations for needed changes. Approval of the committee was Given by the commission during the summer and Lowry said several meetings have been held since that time to discuss appointments. Originally the commission planned to appoint a committee of five persons but Lowry said selection became difficult because so Many qualified citizens were recommended. Seven appointees who have agreed to serve on the committee Are Jack Cooper. Former president of Texas City Jaycees Bob Westbrook. District president Sec committee spa olympian pedals from Houston mayor accused of time stalling by Lorraine Wolf news special correspondent Crystal Beach City councilman r. L. Bob land saturday accused mayor Eddie Robinson of stalling for Lime to help out George Mitchell and associates and of Over stepping his land said he questions Robinson s right to withhold his signature to an amendment of an ordinance passed by the Council at their last meeting sept. 15, and stated that Robinson had no right to Call the town s attorney and Tell him to disregard instructions Given him by the town Council. Robinson surprised the count last saturday when they Learned he had refused to sign the Amend ment passed the night before. The amendment to ordinance nine would regulate the construction of land and sea gathering platforms within the town s corporate limits. During a regular Council meeting on aug. 4. The Council instructed Everett lord of Beau Mont town attorney to draw up an ordinance pertaining to structures in the Gulf of Mexico and pipe lines Fiat would be within the town s corporate limits. The attorney was told. See mayor Page 8a Ennio Ponte Nino. World Champion Cross country bicyclist who peddled his Way from Houston to Munich Germany for the 1972 olympics straddled his italian made Cycle named pumper no. Saturday for a much Shorter journey but. None the less a journey of importance to him. An italian immigrant who came to the . 20 years ago. Ennio is a civilian member of the Houston fire department and a member of the International firefighters association which he represented on his mile Cycle from Houston to Munich. "1 think the .a. Is the greatest country in the world and the Houston fire department and the International fire fighters association Are the most import land things in my life in this said Ennio who recently applied for his citizenship. Ii was for the Houston fire department and the International fire fighters association that Ennio began his Early morning trip to Galveston saturday morning where sea Arama marines orld sponsored Volunteer firefighters Day or All Harris and Galveston county firefighters. Ennio peddled the 60 mile distance from Houston to calves ton s sea Arama in less than 2 hours averaging approximately 25 to 30 Miles per hour. Joining his fellow firefighters at sea Arama for the Days festivities Ennio displayed his Many trophies including an olympic Gold medal for the 350 pm individual bicycle event and his world Champion trophies. As far As future plans Ennio is looking Forward to Riding his bicycle from Houston to Canada for the 1976 olympics which May seem a Little less exciting than the Munich trip except that he will be accompanied by his Young son. Claiming his fathers world who. At that time will be it years Champion title according to old and hopefully on his Way to Ennio. Weather Galveston area partly Cloudy and warm tonight through monday with a Chance of showers and thunders Owen. Low tonight near High today and monday upper 80. Probability of precipitation 30 per cent today and 20 per cent monday. Boating and recreation southerly winds 8 to 16 Miles an hour through monday Gusty near thundershowers. Bay Waters slightly Choppy to Choppy. Offshore wave Heights 2 io4fcel. Beach water tempera degrees. Fishing fair. Nino crosses causeway Here it took 2 hours from Houston a marked Man in the Jungle returns Home Badavi Specht staff Kemter the Jungle Waits for the return o the dark haired soft talking stranger who left Galveston wednesday night. His lace overcast with the growth of a new Day heard was expressionless As he Sal in the 56th District court earlier that evening. About 30. He Lisl Ned in Cully As chief asst. Criminal dist. Ally. Ron Wilson told the jury the stranger could be murdered if he Ever went Back into the area West of 25th Street and North of Broadway the there Are people Down there who would kill this Man if he goes Back Wilson told the six woman six Man jury. The jury had convicted a Man for Selling heroin stranger and Wilson asked the jury to Send the dealer to prison or life. The stranger s face firmed then slackened As the jurors went into lock up. About six months of dangerous tedious work on another heroin Pusher was Over the state agent made the buy and turned his evidence Over to criminal dist. Ally. Jules Damiani. The a prepared the evidence and presented it to a county grand jury. The grand jury returned an indictment against the defendant charging three sales of stuff heroin. Arrested july 6, arraigned and appointed counsel by court the Pusher stood before the jury. They would decide his Fate and in he opinion of the state undercover agent perhaps inc future of heroin in the county. You vent to have a deterrent to Stop the agent said. A jury Call by giving out stiff sentences to heroin addicts kill or keep addicts in this county. In my opinion. Galveston was the easiest City in the state to gel heroin five months he said. I be worked undercover in Houston and it took about a week to score. We were surprised when we started work Down Here. Some of us made buys the first he was one of five undercover agents who came to the Island about six months ago to work with county and local lawmen on a Large hard drug Roundup. Five others worked intelligence gathering and compiling information from the undercover men. He spent about buying heroin he said. The most dangerous Par of this Job came one night when the Inlall Ipince boys told me some men were planning to Rob me. I was going to make a buy and they knew i had Money tout 1 called them and said the Deal was off. Galveston is pretty much the same As other cities that i be worked in. But stuff is much easier to get. Or at least it was a few months ago. A stranger someone from outside the City probably would starve to death he said. A married Man with three children he has t seen his family regularly since he came to Galveston. He likes undercover work because he says it s challenging challenging enough to compensate for the danger. I was asked to shoot up once Here but i told the Man i wanted to shoot with my Chic. He said. Okay Lei s go to my place but i told him my Sec agent. Spa

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