Page 1 of 24 Sep 1972 Issue of Victoria Advocate in Victoria, Texas

See the full image with a free trial.

Start for Free

Read an issue on 24 Sep 1972 in Victoria, Texas and find what was happening, who was there, and other important and exciting news from the times. You can also check out other issues in The Victoria Advocate.

Browse Victoria Advocate

How to Find What You Are Looking for on This Page

We use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to make the text on a newspaper image searchable. Below is the OCR data for 24 Sep 1972 Victoria Advocate in Victoria, Texas. Because of the nature of the OCR technology, sometimes the language can appear to be nonsensical. The best way to see what’s on the page is to view the newspaper page.

Victoria Advocate (Newspaper) - September 24, 1972, Victoria, Texas I Victoria.7 St. Joseph.23 Texas 23 i sij.42 smu.21 tcl.31 rice.29 i Spring Branch. 6 Louise. 0 Texas amp m it Florida .14 Indiana .28 the Victoria advocate is 127th year no. 140 Victoria Man Dies in crash Victoria. Texas 77901, sunday september 24, 1972 62 pages by bin Prause advocate staff writer Cuero a Clifford l. Shows 27, of Victoria was killed about 2 a in saturday when his car crashed into a tree off farm Road 682.14.5 Miles list of Cuero shows an Alcoa employee who resided on Northeast Cardinal Street in Victoria was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the peace Dan Autrey of Yoakum Highway patrolman Jimmy Fitzpatrick of Cuero said the one car wreck was reported by a truck Driver who passed the scene the wreck site is on the farm Road that joins Terryville and u s Tea Fitzpatrick said shows was driving Southeast when the car ran off the right Side of the Road. Fitzpatrick said the car came Back onto the Road went into a broadside skid ran off the left Side. Crashed through a wire Fence and smashed into the tree. Services will be conducted at Buffington funeral Home in Yoakum at 4 p m monday. The Rev d i. Dolton pastor of holy Cross lutheran Church in Yoakum and David Smitherman pastor of the Church of Christ of Victoria will officiate burial will be in Salem cemetery in Lavaca county. Shows was bom in Yoakum sept 9, 1945 survivors Are the wife. Mrs Mary Lou shows a daughter Michele shows. A son. Chad l. Shows All of Victoria father Clifford a. Shows of Cuero Mother. Mrs Lillian shows of Yoakum three Brothers. Ken a. Wayne and Gary shows of Yoakum a sister. Mrs Beverly Hajek of Yoakum and grandmother mrs a j shows of Cuero shows death is the third traffic fatality in Dewitt county this year there had been no fatalities at this time last year pow delay opens doors to speculation by 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 a most of it directed at Hanoi but some at Washburn the three men were not aboard a flight from Hanoi to Vientiane Laos As had been expected and american Antiwar 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 Gerald Gartley 68, of Greenville. Maine and father of Navy it Markham Gartley blamed the delay on interference by the u s government and said the a Nixon administration should keep its nose out of this affair a mrs Barney Elias Mother of air Force a j Edward Ellis a id she and her husband Are very upset a Over the apparent imposition by Hanoi of conditions for the release of the men include a guarantee that they would do nothing to further the american War Effort in Indochina mrs Elias of Jacksonville. Us. Said she had thought there would be no conditions except that they ask for their release associated press staffer Peter Arnett reported from Hanoi meanwhile release was Likely in the next few Days and an Antiwar activist with the pos said arrangements were in the hands of the North vietnamese. 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 it Norris Charles a phone Call from the Navy saturday morning told them of the delay a we were so disappointed. Mrs Quot bar Lei said a we had been looking Forward to seeing him i Don t know what to do now i Don t know what could have happened i Hope he hurries and comes Home Quot u s ambassador g Mcmurtie Godley and other officials were on hand at the Vientiane Airport saturday to Greet a russian Aeroflot Airliner from Hanoi it was t until the plane landed that Godley Learned the american pilots were not on Board Godley had earlier told newsmen he mended to Board the plane to offer the freed prisoners whatever assistance he could give them he denied that he intended to inform them that they were still under military orders in Washington. Secretary of defense Melvin r Laird said Friday Quot i certainly would recommend that these men turn themselves Over As soon As possible to their military command a previously released prisoners were quickly placed under military supervision prompting protests from Hanoi radio Hanoi on Friday charged that u s military officials were a flying in wait Quot at Vientiane Airport in the Hope of a taking Possession of the three released pilots and returning them to u s military control Quot the broadcast muted that in order to avoid jeopardizing future i see prisoners Page a nation set to open talks polities Campaign claims voiced by the associated press George Mcgovern said saturday his democratic presidential Campaign is on an upturn which will Force president Nixon into More open campaigning but Nixon returning from his second major Campaign swing said things were just Fine with him at the same time vice presi Dent Spiro t Agnew was carrying on his Long distance Dehate with Mcgovern Over the vie Nam War and said this War is no More unpopular than others in the nation s past Sargent Shriver Mcgovern s vice presidential running mate. Was slated to speak at a Lefter son Jackson Day dinner in Lus vegas saturday night Mcgovern told the Ohio democratic convention that Nixon Quot refuses 90 per cent of the time to face the american people a a he said there is a Strong american tradition that a presidential candidate must take his record to the country especially if it is one a that desperately needs explaining Quot Mcgovern said a substitute campaigners and second string cannot permit Nixon to avoid taking his record personally to the country the democratic candidate said instead of going Quot out with the people a Nixon chose to go to the Texas ranch of John b Connail to see Oil billionaires and a a few Mossback polite see claims pages a Index astrology c Crow Mew a too hts i Cost a fun fun a a 4a farm now in fifty a re ate to i. A vim a in Marten Mono Oil or i Par adv Apo in tool or i to l of to Chi a is fun is a a my pc fun fun woman t n a i a Japan China link near Tokyo a three months ago the japanese and communist tunese govern ments were not even speaking to each other now they Are on a course which is expected to Lead to establishment of diplomatic relations perhaps before to cameras on monday Kakuei Tanaka. Japan a prime minister since july. Will Board a japanese Airliner for the first direct flight to peking from Japan since world War ii and attempt to open a Friendship which will Quot continue for a Long time to come talmud from the Day Tanaka took office it seemed the japanese were preparing for live television coverage from peking in recent weeks even before the Date for Tanaka s arrival in the chinese capital was announced. Japanese technicians have been beaming test Bond program voting to open at College Absentee voting in the $2,750,000 Victoria College Bond program for expanding facilities on the local Campus will begin monday business manager Harold Nichols said that ballots May lie cast from 8 a in to spin at the College business office the Absentee voting will continue through oct to the three phase Bond program will provide the College with a new Library t i additional parking facilities classroom space which will be jointly utilized by the University of Houston upper level Center a new gymnasium in the third construction phase and various other facilities j d Moore president said Bonds will to sold and facilities built As the need arises the first priority will go to the Library the Bond election is set for Ort. 14 to signals Back from peking viewers on saturday night were shown a live Panorama of the magnificent buildings of the forbidden City a japanese Airliner carried 65 persons half of the total of Iso japanese and foreign new s men who will cover the Tanaka visit to peking via Shanghai on saturday unlike u s news Media pre paring to cover president Nix ones visit to peking in february the japanese have had a handful of correspondents St a honed in peking All along while pursuing a policy of recognizing nationalist Celina on Taiwan but carrying on track and cultural relations with the Mainland these and visiting japanese correspondents have been kept Busy in recent months with the flow of japanese officials going to pave the Way for Tanaka s visit even before the formal announcement aug 13 that tan aka had succeeded in having himself invited to peking the proposed visit and normalization of japanese communist see link. Pages it dressed in Centennial garb the eight women pictured above Are among Cuero office workers who have been dressing in old fashioned costumes to promote the Cuero Centennial and Turkey Trot oct. 20-23. Pictured before the colourful Dewitt county courthouse Are left to right h web is at of try Henry Watt or mrs Rose Ann Jacob. Mrs Patsy Heath. Mrs Ellen Schley mrs Grace Ressman. Mrs Alta Reese mrs Olene Prasek. Mrs Alice Scheibe and mrs Gladys Dieringer. Marcos seals off Philippines by Lee lest ask Lei whom Angelet Tom Gge we Nglen Xor it Newt serv let Manila a philippine a Rem knt Ferdinand Marcos told his people saturday night that he imposed martial Law Quot to save the Republic and to Reform our speaking on National radio and television. Marcos said he had no alternative in the face of growing armed rebellion and imminent economic collapse but stressed that martial Law does not mean a military take Over of civilian functions Marcos spelled out details of what martial Law does mean Many of which had become apparent saturday As police throughout the nation arrested men whose names appear on previously prepared govern ment lists All schools and universities will be closed indefinitely newspapers radio and television stations will be controlled by the government no overseas Telephone Calls or cables can be transmitted without government clearance carrying a firearm in Public places without authorization from the armed forces is punishable by death a mid night to 4 a in curfew is in effect no philippine citizen can travel abroad without special clearance from the defense department strikes demonstrations and Public rallies Are banned and Quot those directly involved in the conspiracy to overthrow it the government Quot have been or dered arrested. Marcos said Manila was generally Calm saturday with fewer people than usual in the streets a few camouflage uniformed soldiers armed w Ith hand grenades and automatic rifles were stationed at major Public buildings including the Hilton hotel newspaper offices were locked by the armed forces and police set up checkpoints at several intersections to search for guns lines of cars backed up at the checkpoints throughout the Day other police units confiscated weapons from gun shops and set up barricades on streets leading to the presidential Palace two philippine military trucks were parked on the Domestic runway of Manila Airport to prevent any flights by private Plant s All Domestic airline flights were cancelled but International schedules continued undisturbed the news blackout caused widespread uncertainty and Many shops closed Early As people sought the safety of their Homes to await the president is broadcast there seemed no reason for any alarm saturday however except for those people on the arrest lists two radio stations stayed i the air playing records and the station chosen to broadcast Marcos speech made periodic announcements of new delays the presidents office offered no explanation Why the speech originally scheduled for noon was held up until after 7pm a the news blackout obviously is to give them a Chance to make arrests of the men on their prepared lists Quot one Well informed source said there was no indication when the newspapers and radio stations would resume full scale operations under their new government controls nor did the president set any time limit to the other measures of his martial Law decree Marcos made his martial Law proclamation a combination of authoritarian Steps and promises of Quick reforms starting sunday i said. The government will begin sweeping changes of the social economic and political institutions of the nation Marcos said land Reform would la an important part of the package and that corrupt and inefficient Public officials would be removed while gangs of criminals would be eliminated Quot we will explain the details As soon As possible Quot the Rural watery sewer plan due cog Board action directors of Golden Crescent Council of governments will consider adoption of an area wide Rural water and sewer study at its meeting tuesday and is scheduled to appoint a selection committee to employ consultants for the first phase of a regional drainage study the water and sewer study covering Jackson. Calhoun Goliad Dewitt and Victoria counties has been in preparation for some two years under a Grant from the farm Home administration after formal adoption by the directors it will be submitted to the department of housing and Urban development for regional certification according to cog executive director Robert Burr directors Are scheduled to meet at 5 p m tuesday in the la Salle room of Victoria Bank and Trust co. The Board also will hear recommendations of its Public Protection committee on the 1973-1977 criminal Justice plan and consider submission of the cog application to Texas criminal Justice Council for funds to operate the regional police teletype network for the coming year Cost of the teletype program for the new fiscal year will be $19,362. With cog providing $7,735 and the criminal Justice Council providing $11,627 also on the Agenda for directors Are a application of Victoria Community action committee to the office of economic Opportunity for its general program including $37,414 in Leo funds and $12,497 in local contributions totalling $50,184 a application of cac to Leo for family planning funds including $78,884 in Leo funds and $8,283 in local contributions totalling $87,167 a application of Victoria county com missioners court to Texas criminal Justice Council for supporting funds for an interim Home for youths including $84 974 in Csc funds and $39,204 in local contributions totalling $115,178 a consider environmental statement by the u s. Corps of engineers on removal of logjam from the Guadalupe River president said a the armed he added a is already cleansing its own ranks More than any other Man the Soldier must set an example most of the roughly 40 people known to have been arrested in Manila it far Are leading critics of president Marcos a either politicians or journalists Quot there Are known pinkos and communist sympathizers on the list but unfortunately there Are also people like Max Soliven a one source com merited Soliven is a columnist for the Manila times a leading paper whose publisher Joaquin roles has also been jailed Well informed sources a see critics. Pages it town i Alk Hist. Jerk Alton Spoerl passing the word that persons called for jury duty monday in 135th District court will not need to appear mrs Alice Morgan finding a tree uprooted in her front Yard after Satur Days thunderstorm m. Munim noting that veterans of world War i and the auxiliary will meet at 4 30 p m monday at \ h a Hall airs. Henry Schroeder issuing a reminder about the meeting of St Joseph mothers club at 7 30 pm monday at the school cafeteria to in followed by a pantry Shower for the Sisters mrs. Bessie Ruth making her first air plane flight on the return from new Orleans where she visited her daughter mrs Jerry Hajek and family playground for armadillos Plaza site sought for event Chuck it magicians should be barred front sawing women in half there Are too Many of them As ii is a move has been started to provide a special Plaza adjacent to Victoria Community Center that can tx1 Utah it a each year for the annual inter National armadillo confab and exposition and other events according to Fred Armstrong festival chairman Armstrong said the festival committee and chamber of Commerce tourist and con vent Ion committee has been studying the proposal and is considering a recommendation to City Council to increase the one cent Motel tax to three cents to help defray the exl it Ense of developing the new Park a we feel the festival has outgrown the downtown he said a and believe it would lie More convenient for the people involved if a special site is for one thing. Armstrong noted that plans Call for per manent tooth areas which could in utilized for other events in addition to the summer festival a handstand is also envisioned As Well As landscaping with boor More 15 to 20 loot Trees and a series of walkways when not in use for other purposes he said the site can be utilized As a Park Armstrong estimates that the Lark can by built for about $50,000 on City owned property Northwest of the Center on North Street he said financing with certificates of indebtedness which would in paid with Motel tax funds is being studied the Park would in Quot about a Block Square he said and cat lie it partly Cloudy sunday through monday with 30 per cent Chance for scattered showers and thundershowers sunday. Winds variable but mostly southerly 5 15 in p h and Gusty in Vicinity of showers expected sunday temperatures High in mid Low in Mitos would be near the present Community Center and the Center s Large paved parking area Armstrong said the proposal has been enthusiastically received by members of the committees and various other civic and governmental leaders who have been contacted of try Council accepts the proposition. Armstrong said he is hopeful that work can begin on the Park next month providing plenty of time to develop an attractive Well landscaped Park by next years festival two previous festivals have been held around Deleon Plaza in downtown Victoria each drawing three Day crowds of 30,000 or More people

Search All Newspapers in Victoria, Texas

Advanced Search

Search Courier

Search the Victoria Advocate Today with a Free Trial

We want people to find what they are looking for at NewspaperArchive. We are confident that we have the newspapers that will increase the value of your family history or other historical research. With our 7-day free trial, you can view the documents you find for free.

Not Finding What You Were Looking for on This Page of The Victoria Advocate?

People find the most success using advanced search. Try plugging in keywords, names, dates, and locations, and get matched with results from the entire collection of newspapers at NewspaperArchive!

Looking Courier

Browse Newspapers

You can also successfully find newspapers by these browse options. Explore our archives on your own!

By Location

By Location

Browse by location and discover newspapers from all across the world.

Browse by Location
By Date

By Date

Browse by date and find publications for a specific day or era.

Browse by Date
By Publication

By Publication

Browse old newspaper publications to find specific newspapers.

Browse by Publication
By Collection

By Collection

Browse our newspaper collections to learn about historical topics.

Browse by Collection