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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 1, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas s out MeofUft Of Baa ArnnV BROWNFIELD AP A sixman com mando team trying to slip secretly across the South Plains apparently lost its bearings and wound up damp and hungry in a farmers seed barn several miles east of their They had been instructed to get in and out without Instead they were detained by sheriffs deputies and had their pictures displayed on the front page of the local Team members were dressed in camouflage fatigues without rank or unit insignia and armed with automatic pistols and A congressmans aide said the men may have been participating in a series of training manuevers on orders from the Joint Chiefs of Ive been working on this all An Army liaison major told me today Tuesday its definitely tied in to the Joint Chiefs of said Don an aide to Kent It was part of training exercises in Texas and The team was dropped at a Brownfield airport Friday with orders to get to an auxiliary Air Force base nine miles north of town without said Army Tony Caggeiano at the Pentagon But early Friday Ruben Martinez said he noticed the men on his isolated farm and it got me and my wife and kids kind of These two Army boys showed up at my door in ponchos asking if they could use the Martinez They shouldnt be down here in the country and I didnt know who they were and nowdays you cant trust so I said no Martinez said the secretive men made him nervous but he told them they could change clothes in his cotton seed They wouldnt go said his They were standing outside trying to look in and we were looking out at We locked our doors and but they just kept knocking on our door and saying Open the well show you our I said dont open the they dont look like Army guys to And they didnt have any business out here in the Martinez said the men stayed in the barn several hours just walking back and forth in the pasture and back to the chicken So he called the Terry County Sheriffs Brownfield News editor Don Arnwine heard the call on the police monitor and went to in Arnwine met the sheriffs squad car retur ning from the farm and noticed some military personnel in the He followed them back to the sheriffs office and photographed the At that Arnwine a sheriffs deputy told I want that Arnwine He said he was told it was a matter of national Your boss will hang if the pictures are printed in the the deputy Arnwine ran the story Sunday after getting if information out of the various military Sheriff Homer Parker would not talk about the You talk to the They told me not to say anything and I dont intend I didnt ask he The men were released to the custody of an Army officer a few hours Martinez said he was a little worried about calling the but the weapons scared They werent talking thats for They were keeping I still feel kind of worried about Wednesday Taylor Communications 25 cents October 1980 HeraldZeitung 71 32 Pages 2 Sections USPS 377880 New Texas Always mention the fires Assistant Chief Robert Partida says Staff photos Children get tips on safety in case of fire By PATRICIA YZNAGA Staff writer Although National Fire Prevention Week does not begin until elementarygrade students in the county are being prepped this week by the local Fire Depart While speaking to a group of Frazier Elementary School students Assistant Fire Chief Robert Partida and firefighter Bill Watts outlined a game plan for children to follow in case of Because New Braunfels is not equipped with alarm boxes emergency boxes with which to report a persons must report a fire to the central fire station with the correct city and street address by Partida Always mention the Partida ex plaining that persons will often call the operator to report a fire without mentioning the name of the The only help we have is your he Partida urged the students to develop a watch system in their so that when fires neigh bors can help firefighters locate the He also advised against making false fire Theres no reason for us to be out in the street on crank Partida Were not there to play Were there to save lives and We dont want to play We want to be there when you need Persons wearing flammable such as should avoid standing near open the firemen Little girls nightgowns are Watts but dont you dare stand by an open heater itll go up like he snapping his In such a a person should try to put out the fire by rolling around on the Partida If you catch on fire and theres nobody you better believe youll roll around to put it he Each family should have a fire escape the firemen The family should practice an escape route and establish a place for everyone to meet for a head That Partida No one will go back into the fire to look for somebody whos already safe The firemen gave the students two immediate actions to take in case of a fire get everyone out of the burning building and call the Fire Department The only thing thats going to keep you from burning in a Sire is Partida Firefighter Bill Watts gives tips Senate vote blocks early action on bill WASHINGTON AP The voting to soften a proposed restriction on federally funded blocked final action early Wednesday morning on an emergencyfunding bill needed to keep the government By voice the Senate adopted an amendment revising a House proposal that would sharply restrict the number of times that Medicaid payments could be made for poor womens abortions in cases of rape and Because House had adjourned when the Senate made the the bill was effectively delayed until later Wednesday when the two bodies were scheduled to The proposed by Ted would require a woman to report a rape within 72 hours in order to later qualify for a federally funded It would require no reporting to authorities of a case of the House approved the stopgapfunding with an amendment that would have required a case of rape or incest to be reported within 48 hours for a federal abortion payment to be Failure to meet a midnight Tuesday deadline on the emergencyspending bill meant that nearly the entire federal government was technically left without spending But it was not immediately clear what effect that would have on the actual operation of the On a 65 Senate negotiators had accepted the Houseproposal although Stevens argued that cases of incest are rarely reported before a pregnancy is The Office of Personnel instructed the governments 5 million employees to go to work as usual but federal agencies hastily made emergency preparations for shutting down a wide array of activities beyond those needed to protect life and Apparently unaffected were much of the as well as federal Inside 4A SPRING TAKING TELEVISION veterans airport controllers and many police Treasury Department officials said 35 million Social Security checks would be delivered by the Post Office on Friday because they have already been processed and the Post Office is an independent With none of the 13 regular ap propriations bills enacted as the 1980 fiscal year ended at midnight the stopgap bill was intended to fihanoc the government then and 15 to give Congress time to return from an election recess and finish work on the 1981 The Senate abortion proposed by Ted R would require a woman to report a rape within 72 hours to qualify for federal funds for an It would not require reporting to authorities of a case of the House approved the stopgap bill 290100 with an amendment that would have required a case of rape or incest to be reported within 48 hours to qualify for a federal abortion The House initially insisted that the bill ban federal payments for poor womens abortions unless the mothers life is in a stricter limit than current which also allows payment in cases of rape and The Senate demanded that payments be continued for rape and incest vic although it agreed with another House proposal to allow states to set tougher Senate negotiators had on a 65 the 48hour compromise passed by the Khomeini rejects early to fight to end Iraq AP Iran and Iraq reported tank and infantry battles raging today after Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini slammed the door to an early vowing to fight to the Iran declared it intends to keep the Strait of Hormuz open to shipping and claimed its ground forces in streetto street fighting had pushed Iraqi in vaders out of a key city in oilrich Khuzestan Khomeini broadcast a message to his people Tuesday night saying Iran will not compromise and will not stop the now 10 days until all Iraqis are driven from Iranian Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Ali Rajai said he had received a letter from Secretary of State Edmund Muskie on the American hostage issue and will study the Iranian news agency Pars The 52 hostages were in their 333rd day of The Iraqi news agency said smoke still curling over Baghdad was from the Dora Hilla natural gas line junc ture that fed the power plant attacked Tuesday by Iranian Phantom It also said reporters for Agence France Madrids Diario and Am Despite our current relationship with the hostile government or governments of the the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran guarantees to do its share to maintain this waterway sterdams De Telegraaf were expelled for reporting that there was damage to a nuclear research center hit in the It said they hadnt seen any damage and relied on accounts by Iraq claimed its infantry had cap tured all approaches to the strategic army garrison town of which controls all land routes linking Khuzestan province with central Iran and Dezful is 90 miles north of the city where Iran reported fierce street The Strait of the narrow channel forming the entrance to the Persian is the bottleneck through which much of the Wests oil supply was Iranian officials have threatened to expand the war if other Arab states aid and the Pentagon has sent four special radarequipped planes to Saudi Arabia to provide an early warning system in case of at Noting Irans Pars news agency said that in the past few several governments under the pretext of expressing their concern over the possible closure of the Strait of Hor are considering interfering in the region of the Persian The statement added The government of the Islamic Republic of in full cognizance of its in ternational wishes to assure the international community that Iran shall not hesitate in any effort to keep this waterway in full Abadan was under siege and heavy artillery attack but apparently Irans revolutionary guards were holding on
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