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Advocate (Newspaper) - September 24, 1972, Victoria, Texas Victoria a. Joseph 29 Spring Branch. 10 the Victoria advocate 127th year no 140 Victoria Texas 77901, sunday september 24, 1972 62 pages Victoria Man Dies in crash by Ben Prause advocate sufi writer Cuero Clifford l. Shows 27, of Victoria was killed about 2 . Saturday when his car crashed into a tree off farm Road Miles East 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 . 77a. Fitzpatrick said shows was driving Southeast when the car ran off the right Side of the Road. Fitzpatrick said the Carcame 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 . 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 born in Yoakum sept. 9, ims. Survivors Are the wife mrs. Mary Lou shows a daughter Michel 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 most of it directed at Hanoi but some at Washington. The three men were not aboard a night 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 bumped the delay on interference by the government and said the a Lori administration should keep its nose out of this mrs. Barney eras Mother of air Force maj. Edward Ellas 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. Mrs. Elias of Jacksonville iii., said she had thought there would be no conditions except that they ask for associated press staffer Peter Arnett reported from Hanoi meanwhile release was Likely in the next few Days and an Antiwar activist with the Epos 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. We were so mrs. Charles said. We had been looking Forward to seeing him. I Don t know what to do now. 1 Don t know what could have happened. I Hope he hurries and comes . 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 intended 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 i certainly would recommend that these men turn themselves Over As soon As possible to their military previously released prisoners were quickly placed under Mili tary supervision prompting protests from Hanoi. Radio Hanoi on Friday charged that . Military officials were lying in Wail at Vientiane Airport in the Hope of taking Possession of the three released pilots and returning them to . Military the broadcast stated that in order to avoid jeopardizing future i see prisoners nations set to open talks politics Campaign claims voiced by the associated press George Mcgovern sold slur any 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 carry ing on his Long distance debate with Mcgovern Over the Viet Nam War and said this War is no More unpopular than others in Lite nation s past. Sarge no Shriver Mcgovern s vice presidential running mate was slated to speak at a Jeffer son Jackson Day dinner in Las vegas saturday night. Mcgovern told the Ohio democratic convention that Nixon refuses 90 per cent of the Lime to face the american he said there is a Strong american tradition that a presidential candidate must take his record to the country especially if it is one that desperately needs Mcgovern said substitute campaigners and second string voices 1 cannot permit Nixon to avoid taking his record personally to Chr country. The democratic candidate said instead of going out with the Nixon chose logo to the Texas ranch of John h. Connally to Sec Oil billionaires and a few Mossback Polilli see claims. Pager Inge aiirolo9y a Markli clarified 4-Jc comics fun Oil news crop word fun Parade deaths sports editorial Page

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