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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 23, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Thursday Center Taylor Comi ifnunications 25 cents October Box HcraldZeltung s 87 24 pages2 sections USPS 377880 New Texas Ambassador West German visitor feels right at home By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff Writer Peter West German am bassador to the United visited New Braunfels Wednesday and told his hosts at a luncheon at the Faust I dont feel strange here at I feel at Hermes recalled being invited to Texas by President Lyndon in Germany to visit Chancellor Ludwig When he told Erhard to come and see him on his he made it more at tractive by saying there were German settlements in the I really dont know if Erhard ever made it to New but I made he smiled as his members of the Chamber of Commerce and the German American Society It was the first time a German am bassador had visited the and Hermes impressed many with his and genuine interest in local He radiates exclaimed Mayor Max who made him a Burgermeister of the city of New Braunfels during exchanges of gifts and speeches after the A normal sum med up Chamber President Elliot He has the mark of true Master of Ceremonies Verne a GermanAmerican Society said as he led the luncheon guests in a a reception at the Sophienburg Memorial Museum gave Hermes a chance to meet his sample some locally made wine and recieve a tour of the conducted in both English and German by museum director Margaret Author Curt Schmidt autographed a copy of his a traditional collection of folk verse and Humor is the life jacket in the stream of Schmidt in inside the cover before presenting it to He gave a copy to Eleanore Lin German Consul General in with the Good friends are the flowers in the garden of who has visited New Braunfels convinced Hermes to stop They gave me such a warm I was so impressed by my last I highly recommended it to the Hes very much interested in the historic background of the she Indeed he We took him by the statue of the GermanAmerican immigrants at Landa He read it thoroughly and com mented on every Winkler Most of Hermes luncheon speech harked back to the original settlers of the They came to a strange They left a country where the prospects were There were too many and they had just survived the Napoleanic I came to see for myself how those settlements have done in the past and how they are doing Im very pleased to see how typical New Braunfels is of the history of the United It was symbolic of what this country was to They came here to become without losing their Many nations settled in the United States all of them have a right to claim the United States as their See related story Page 2A New Braunfels is not only a place where that heritage is but where the founding of the United States is Hermes Secretary and Assistant to the Am bassador Wolfgang Ischinger said Hermes made it a point to come to Texas because it was not only for business interests but because of the large German ethnic element in this The ambassadors tour started Tuesday in He arrived m New Braunfels by private plane and drove to Fredericksburg following the luncheon He was to spend the night as a guest of Ladybird Johnson at the LBJ and is scheduled to lecture at the University of Texas in Austin Then he will fly to Dallas and meet with the business com munity Ischinger Since he has taken his post as am he has been trying to in his first the most important centers in the United He has been to Chicago and will try to visit California later this Ischinger German visitor Peter West German ambassador to the United makes a point above dcftivg a lun cheon held in recognition of his visit who has been touring showed a great deal of interest in the history of New Braunfels during a brief tour of the city and the Sophienburg At he inspects a bottle of locallyproduced wine being held by Tom Chamber of Commerce executive vice Stall photos by John Senrer Clayton cleared HOUSTON AP Texas House Speaker Billy Clayton and two Austin attorneys lashed out at their accusers in the Texas Brilab trial after the trio was cleared of influencepeddling charges that threatened to scuttle carefully nurtured reputations and Randall Wood and Donald Ray were found innocent of six counts of ex racketeering and conspiracy by a federal court jury Wednesday The three maintained throughout the trial they had been manipulated and entrapped by con victed felon the FBI hired as an informant to assist the agency in the 10month undercover sting Ray was quiet and softspoken throughout the lengthy but after the verdict he blasted Attorney Tony Canales of who aided the He is a smallminded politician using this case for his own said I will ask for a Senate investigation of the FBI activities in the Brilab the threeterm speaker from the farmlands of West handed Canales a wooden stake after the On the stake were two One was inscribed with a Canales quote from August of this I want to drive a stake into the heart of Billy The other plate Oh make my words tender and sweet for tomorrow I may have to eat On his way out of the Federal Building Clayton told I told you news people this would This has been an experience I never expected and dont want But the verdict supports my belief in the court We are now going away for a few days Wood also chided the federal government and Canales for bringing the case to The real tragedy was not the fact we had to go through this said the 36yearold at The tragedy was that a jury had to put a stamp of disapproval on what our federal government Texas house speaker and attorneys acquitted of influencepeddling in Brilab trial There will be from now on some concern about anything done by the FBI and that is a But the responsbility must rest on the shoulders of Attorney Tony Canales and his chief prosecutor Ron Wood said he would have done nothing dif ferent and Canales also defended his role in the This case had to be he Prosecutors contended Clayton accepted a bribe and the promise of more a year from labor leader Moore to reopen the bidding on a multimillion dollar state employees health insurance Clayton denied repeatedly on the stand that he had ever accepted a He acknowledged receipt of the but said he considered it a campaign contribution that he intended to The veteran legislator has been embroiled in a heated bid for an unprecedented fourth term as but declined to say Wednesday night if he still is a regional director of the International Operating Engineers also was indicted on the charges and is to be tried The governments presentation relied heavily on secretly recorded tapes of conversations between the FBI informant Joseph Ha user and But jury foreman Tye a retired said it was the tapes that convinced some jurors to vote not The panel spread eight hours of deliberations over two spending much of Wednesday listening to five government There were some who were Holman I was in the three to four We would ask them what is bothering you about it After we listened to the tapes the second it started to clear The trial centered around a meeting between labor leader Moore and who was posing as a representative of Prudential Insurance At that meeting in Claytons the speaker accepted in cash from The government claimed Clayton accepted a bribe to reopen the rich state employees health insurance one that has annual premiums of between and Ray and Wood were accused of agreeing to accept payments to use their knowledge and influence at the state where both had worked before entering private to get the contract for During the trial one of the most sensational state political scandals in this decade defense attorneys portrayed Hauser and Moore as liars bent on rapping the influential Juror Jimmy Haynes said his decision became a choice of believing Clayton or who now is serving a 30month prison term on in surance fraud It was like two worlds with Clayton in the honest Haynes And I think Joseph Hauser is one of the finest crooks in the See Page 16A Russian premier resigns MOSCOW AP Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin has resigned on health grounds and been replaced by his first Nikolai the Soviet news agency Tass reported The 76yearold premier since has been ill most of this reportedly with heart and cir culatory He is said to have suffered at least one heart attack in the He was last seen in public 3 at the close of the Moscow Olympic has been performing Kosygins duties in recent Kosygins resignation leaves President Leonid as the last member of a onetime Soviet leadership troika with Kosygin and thenPresident Nikolai who is general secretary of the Communist took over Podgornys presidential post in May The three had inherited power from Nikita Khrushchev when Khrush chev was ousted in whose resignation came as little had gained a reputation as a great survivor of Kremlin in After Podgornys Kosygin occasionally helped Brezhnev with his duties when the Soviet president suf fered health But Kosygins own health became an increasing problem in the past keeping him away from public activities for McKenna looking for right person The process of finding a replacement for McKenna Memorial Hospital administrator John Svoboda must be thorough to find the right board president Elliot Knox said Not only will that person need to be capable of handling the dayto day situations that arise in a com plex medical but he or she must also handle a wide variety of unforeseen problems which could come up as the hospital begins a building program to expand facilities See Page 16A Inside BULVERDE RELIGIOUS 4B SPRING 78 8B 2A
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