South Jetty (Port Aransas, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 13, 1972 Page: 1 of 4
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VOL. 2 — NO. 3 — PRICE TEN CENTS PORT ARANSAS ON MUSTANG ISLAND, TEX AS
JULY 13, 1972
MORE COMING ON DEEP
SEA ROUND-UP IN THE
NEXT ISSUE OF SOUTH
SURFING FILMS AND
“Five Summer Stories,” a
superb surfing film will be
shown at the Community Build-
ing in Port Aransas on Sunday
evening, July 16. There will be
two showings, starting at 7 and
9. Admission will be $2.
On July 22nd the Joint Effort
Leisure Ministry will co-sponsor
along with the Corpus Christi
Drug Abuse Council a Beach
Music Festival. The free festival
will be held at Nueces County
Park — Bob Hall Pier — Bris-
coe King Pavilion from 4 p.m.
to 12 midnight. The purpose of
the Festival is to provide a set-
ting for celebration and commun-
ion or young people through the |
medium of music.
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BILLFISH TOURNAMENT DRAWS 41 BOATS
1972 BILLFISH JUNE 25 - JULY 8
The 5th Annual Texas Cham-
pionship Billfish Tournament
had two days of very rough fish-
ing on June 1 and 2. Strong SE
winds, a whitecapped sea, and
powerful currents kept the total
tournament catch to nine fish,
5 blue marlin, 4 sailfish, and no
white marlin. This was much
less than the expected catch for
the record number of boats, but
the rough conditions made it
understandable for the two day
In the point-a-pound contest,
the Striker 44 won the trophy
for the most blue marlin points
with Morty Cohn’s 3341/2 pound
blue. A close second was the 328
pound blue boated by Bill Whit-
ten on the Hokus Pokus. And the
Wolverine took third place with
Patt Hawn’s 2611/2 pound catch.
Other blue marlin were caught
by J. C. Barr on the Tempest,
and Barbara Evans on the com-
mittee boat, Pancho Villa, that
came in flying a marlin flag
from one outrigger and Capt.
Bruce’s pail from the other. Win-
ning boat captains were; 1st,
Cliff North on the Striker 44;
Chris Page on Hokus Pokus,
second; and third, B. J. Howard
on the Wolverine.
The Dean Hawn Memorial
Trophy for the largest blue mar-
lin went to Morty Cohn; and the
newly established Randy Faren-
thold Memorial Trophy for the
first marlin was won by Bar-
The most sailfish points
brought the trophy to 14 year
old Doyle Graham on the Escape.
He also took the award for the
heaviest sail with his 57 pound
fish. Second went to the Pretty
World with James Culver’s fish.
And the Emma Jo took third
with Leroy Kessler’s 461/2 pound
| sailfish. The trophy for the first
i sailfish also went to Leroy Kess-
ler. Winning captains were Mike
‘Wicker on the Escape, first;
I James Culver, second; and Le-
roy Kessler, third.
The Hard Luck Trophy was
■won by Barbara Claighorn on
the Edna H who had a 621/2
pound sailfish that had to be dis-
qualified due to an unintention-
al infringement of the tourna-
ment rules, resulting from boat
problems and heavy seas.
The tournament was a com-
bination of skill, endurance, and
some just plain luck, that made
it a real sporting event for all
the contestants who spent so
much effort going after the big
game fish of the Gulf.
■ Marlin S—Sailfish
R. H. Jennings
Dr. M. A.
T8H 6 2\.'iU
Dovle Graham, Jr.
205 4 4
J. C. Barr
Bob Palmer (C.C.)
Leon Dunn II
Leon Dunn II
Mrs. I. Gem
1972 Totals: Blue Marlin, 31; White Marlin, 12; Sailfish. 35
Port Aransas Waterfront 20 Years Ago
MUSTANG ISLAND PARK
Parks and Wildlife Commis-
sioners announced on July 7th
San Antonio, has been a strong
supporter of the Mustang Lsland
their approval of a purchase of PU1 chase ever since the land be-
3,360 acres of Mustang Island
for a State Park. The agreed
price per acre was $1,100. This
decision ends a 2V22 year contro-
versy in which former Commis-
sion chairman, Pearce Johnson,
attempted to block the purchase Commission’s decision to
proposal. The Commission deci-jceed with the purchase,
sion on Friday came after Atty.
Gen. Crawford Martin informed
The purchase will not be final
until some remaining details
have been negotiated with Mrs.
Wilson. Mrs. Wilson was re-
portedly very pleased with the
The area approved for the
park is roughly the southern
the group by letter, that he had five miles of Mustang Island,
reviewed his earlier opinion that and includes in most places the
the state had a binding con- entire width of the Island. The
tract to buy the property from northern boundary is just a
Mrs. Sam E. Wilson Jr.,
found it to still be valid.
Two members of the Parks
and Wildlife Commission voted
short distance south of the Mus-
tang Island Water Exchange
Pass, now nearing completion.
In the same meeting, the Com-
against the purchase. They were ! mission also approved purchase
commission chairman, Jack of 14,360 acres of the McFaddin
Stone, and commission member,
Pearce Johnson. Voting for the
park purchase were Max Thom-
as, Joe K. Fulton, Harry Jersig,
and Robert Burleson. Jersig, of
Ranch south ol Port Arthur.
This new park will be the sec-
ond largest in the state and will
also contain about 5 miles of
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Frishman, Steven & Reeder, Suzanna. South Jetty (Port Aransas, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 13, 1972, newspaper, July 13, 1972; Port Aransas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth623467/m1/1/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Ellis Memorial Library.