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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 26, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Friday Taylor Communications 28 Cents December 131 24 Pages 2 Sections USPS Mew Texas Patriot thanks Uncle Sam with fortune ALVIN AP Lee Hamlin Edwards loved the United He cherished his homeland in life and rewarded it in Shortly after the first of the Edwards attorneys will turn over about million to the Federal Reserve Bank in I count as one of my highest blessings the fact that I was privileged to have been born in the United States and to have lived a good life under the government of such a Edwards wrote in his will bequeathing the bulk of his estate to Uncle Edwards died and it has taken almost two years to locate the fortune mostly government bonds and cash stored in at least 17 And his at torneys say they still are not sure they have found it He believed in this country until the day he said Wily the attorney for the 78yearold He never forgot that the Army fed him when he was put a roof over his head and gave him some warm Edwards was buried in his sergeants uniform at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio after a simple military a lifelong spent three tours in the He joined in San Antonio after a rift with his described as a nononsense Episcopalian who dabbled in real construction and fruit He and his were reconciled after 1935 when the elder Edwards had made a fortune oil Most of the estate comes from those born of a real estate deal that left the elder Edwards with 400 in the middle of Hastings Oil After the oil money carrie Edwards father formed a family partnership with the eldest son and Thomas Edwards was the last survivor of the part He left some an undetermined amount of his Alvin home and three cars to several But he stipulated that the bulk of his estate was to be used solely for the retirement in Texas of public debt obligations of the United States owed by citizens and residents of the state of Alieen Holdredge of executor of the said Edwards was an independent man who got white hot when he had to pay his income tax because he had In this he didnt have to do He wanted to do Holdredge For that was the big Art senior attorney for the Dallas said the funds will be used to pay interest owed on various government bonds and treasury bills held in It will have the effect overall of reducing the public Tribble Thomas said Edwards was an unpretentious patriot who loved his country and his home He was a real long I PUSH BUTTON FOR WALK SIGNAL Firemen busy on Christmas n Staff photos by Bill Snead Pedestrian crossing Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation em ployees completed installation of a pedestriancontrolled traffic signal this week at the intersection of Seguin and Coll David Keinbaum checks David Meier and Arthur Heinen work on the switching The system is pedestrian The system has been set to allow eights seconds of flashing walk signal light and 14 seconds of flashing dont walk signal This permits a pedestrian 22 seconds to cross Seguin The pedestrian signals are not Persons wishing to cross the street must press the button to activate the while most citizens slept attended opened presents and ate big police and firemen spent their holiday on the A split level house caught fire early Christmas morning in the Elm Creek Estates subdivision outside the The upper floor of the house was Assistant Fire Chief Robert Partida said The bottom floor suffered ceiling and roof he No injuries were The located at Route Box is owned by William There will probably be an in Right now we think maybe the central heating unit started According to fire the first call came in at about Three units responded to the The trucks did not return to Central Fire Station until A 15foot and a sixfoot ladder were and gallons of water were pumped to combat the the report In a related Partida said results of an investigation into Sundays trailer fire here in which a 17yearold woman died will not be available until when Fire Marshal Stanford Thorns The body of Barbara was found in the rear of the which was totally destroyed by an early morning Firemen were unsure whether cause of death was from smoke inhalation or and the origins of the fire were also In sheriffs deputies and policemen had a relatively quiet The residence of a Houston was reported Items worth approximately in cluding a TV set and were stolen from the house at 436 Coll but the breakin could have occurred any Police are also looking for a man who struck a female bartender at the Holiday Inns Prickly Pear lounge last She was hit in the face with the ball of the reports The incident is classified as an Class Officer Kevin Clayton arrested a woman at the wheel of a car near the Alta Motel 490 Highway 81 after receiving reports she was striking other vehicles in the parking lot with it late last She was charged with public intoxication and criminal All in a days Inside 1QA 1QA 15A 1QA 4A Sugar in milk may increase babies lead poisoning chances WASHINGTON AP The sugar in milk increases the bodys absorption and retention of and that may help explain why babies are more susceptible to lead poisoning than older scientists reported But despite the researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Madison said more study is needed to determine the overall effect of milk in lead The researchers said experiments with rat pups indicate milk sugar or lactose greatly increases the amount of orally ingested lead the intestines And tissues apparently keep more lead because more is taken into the body through the they Too much lead can cause brain damage and sometimes Lead poisoning can lead to neurological problems and The con dition has been tied to children breathing lead pollutants and eating leadbased paint as it flakes off Philip Busnnell and Hector PeLuca said that while milk is generally good for its role in lead poisoning has been questioned because of conflicting test Some indicate milk protects against absorbing while others say it increases the amount of the toxic substance the body Iran warns of spy trials By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS As fee hostages spent their second Christmas in captivity in what a papal envoy called good health and high Tehran Radio said fee United States must either accept Irans logical terras for their in cluding billion in cash and or watch them be tried as The papal envoy to Anibale visited 85 to 30 of fee 52 hostages Christmas morning and reported them in good health and Bugnini saw groups of fee captives twice previously since their capture on Two American ministers who have visited Iran twice before arrived in Tehran today but were reluctant to tell reporters fee purpose of their The Charles of and John of met AyatoUah RuhoUah leader of Irans while in Tehran last and accompanied former attorneygeneral Ramsey Clark to Iran in June to seek information related to the hostage Terry a personal represen tative of fee Archbishop of also arrived in Tehran in hopes of seeing four imprisoned in cluding three Anglican In a brief report Tehran radio said fee 52 spy hostages also had a Christmas visit Thursday night from a group of Algerian government envoys who saw them at feeir places See Page 16A Nuevo Laredos market lies in ruins following fire NUEVO Mexico AP A Laredo man and his teenaged companion have been charged with arson after raging fire blazed through a popular marketplace leaving one man missing and presumed Santos Hernandez and a 16yearold boy Nuevo Laredo police declined to were both charged with arson Thursday and denied bond after police arrested them as they fled from the scene of the Police say Guadalupe Barren and her son who operate a fireworks stand in the sprawling two story said they asked Zapata and the youth to leave the stand early Thursday because they appeared Zapata allegedly became angry and flipped a lighted cigarette into the touching off a fire that sent flames shooting 60 feet into the air and destroying 100 The name of the missing victim has not been Mayor Hector who estimated the damage at 400 million pesos about said he would allow bumedout store owners to set up temporary shops in city parks until the Mercado can be Firefighters from Laredo crossed the Rio Grande to assist Nuevo Laredos lone firefighting company when the fire broke out about 11 CST A wrecker had to be used to pull off a locked door feaJ prevented firemen from working inside the blazing building for amost an said Laredo Fire Chief Mike During the Perez said the fire spread to all the little stands filled with straw paper flimsey dresses and other highly flammable souvenir items sold to He said the fire inside the blocklong building generated heat so intense that firefighters feared the blaze would spread to nearby After nearly the whole roof came crashing flames shot up sixty feet into the said Nuevo Laredo Assistant Fire Chief Amado Gonzalez said a night who was supposed to be inside the still was unaccounted for late Thursday He said the man may have been crushed and burned when the main section of the roof The identity of the missing man was not Fueled by the wooden floors and flammable shop the fire quickly swept down dozens of corridors and hallways of the popular tourist Perez said the 25ryearold which had been one of the most modern in the downtown business will have to be completely rebuilt Only the outter shell of fee fee concrete framework of fee market was left The inleriQr was completely gutted as a result of fee concrete roof caving said Mmcan soldiers stood guard over fee rubble
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