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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 31, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday Taylor Communications 25 cents December n Center P 75235 HeraldZcitung 134 24 Pages 2 Sections USPS 377880 New Texas Blackley is choice of commissioners for judge By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer Attorney Charles Blackley was elected by the Comal County Bar Association at a special meeting today to temporarily assume the duties of Judge Buchanan suffered a stroke and was admitted to McKenna Memorial Hospital where he was listed in fair condition Comal County Commissioners in an emergency meeting ap proved the associations choice and 207th District Judge Robert Pfeuffer swore him in as a special Blackley is a 1974 law graduate of Baylor and has lived in New Braunfels since He was a member of and but was planning to join Chunn and both local law Im between Thats the reason I could be used on a temporary Chunn and Chunn were gracious enough to allow a temporary Blackley Robert 207th District said in an interview Tuesday he called the meeting to appoint a replacement until Judge Buchanan is back on his Hell probably be out for about 30 Theres so much business in the County we just couldnt let it sit So I took the bull by the looked up the and had the members of the bar association notified by he Buchanan can return to the bench as soon as he feels up to Pfeuffer Pfeuffer warned the 28 lawyers who assembled in the district courtroom at 9 that whoever took the position would have to desist from the practice of law during the period of Its going to be a sacrifice on the part of whoever takes We have av full month ahead and we cannot afford the luxury of a he Pfeuffer called on the attorneys to and whoever considered himself unavailable for the position could sit That left only three in the running and Richard The lawyers elected Blackley by secret using Sheriff Walter Fellers hat to collect Steve association said Blackley will be compensated at the rate of a Being an elected Judge Buchanans salary also Pfeuffer Bennie Bock congratulates Charles Blackey after special election Stall photos by John Senior Bank plans to appeal Canyon Lake Bank will appeal a summary judgment handed down Monday by 207th District Judge Robert Pfeuffer ruling in favor of New Braunfels Utilities civil suit against Comal County Bar Association members consider temporary replacements for County CourtatLaw Judge Buchanan sends nejr message WASfflNGfBN AP Amid from intermediaries a new messamjo Iran which Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher says could bring a prompt resolution of the hostage deadlock if the Iranians are willing and go The three Algerian envoys were to leave Washingtop today after four days of with American Before traiKmMng the messageV the Algerians will discuss Minister Mohammad Christppher told reporters Tuesday the note represents a reformulation of the basic position conveyed to Iran in midNovember and made public by the State Department on He said it will enable the two governments American and Iranian to reach a prompt resolution of the matter if the Iranians are willing and able to do The message is in response to Irans ninedayold demand for billion in financial guarantees before 52 now in their 424th day of are the Iranians want billion deposited in t Algerias Central Bank of Algeria for the return of fed frozen billion more as a guarantee against unidentified assets and billion as a arantee against identification and recovery of the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavjs property in the by various officials over the past few suggested the reply attempts to underscore e Carter administrations position that the demand is fSive and legally impossible to the head of Irans hostage negotiations Behead suggested Tuesday the Tehran might be ready to He told a news conference if the position meets with the Algerians it would be acceptable in our He said his government was ready to listen to what the Carter administration had to Reagan Iran hrdline blessed WASHINGTON AP Ronald Reagan had the in formal blessings of the Carter administration in his denunciations of Iran for refusing to release the American an aide to the presidentelect The who insisted on said Reagans advisers understood from their briefings with ad ministration officials that hardline statements by the presidentelect might be useful in breaking the stalemate in negotiations with The idea was to persuade Iranian leaders that a settlement with the current administration is their best the aide The day before Reagan labeled the Iranian captors kidnappers and Four days asked about Irans demands for financial guarantees as a condition of the hostages he I dont think you pay ransom for people that have been kidnapped by The Reagan aide said the presidentelects statements were not prompted by any formal agreement between the incoming and outgoing ad If we were to agree to any we would become parties to the and we do not in the slightest want to undercut the position of the he But he There are certain things that are understood among Asked about the Reagan camps a Carter administration official privy to the negotiations I think has been for them to say what they have been saying about Iran not holding out for a better deal from Indecency suspect is hunted Police are searching for a man who is supected of being indecent with a 9 yearold boy he picked up in this area early last Between 5 and last the child was near the Church Hill Street overpass near Loop 337 when the who is described as being clean tall and thin with gray picked up the It is believed that the man is wearing a class ring with a blue according to police The man forced the boy into the which is described as being a large twodoor silver car with a maroon Police Chief Burney Boeck The license plates are believed to be out of state with a dark blue background and white The inside of the vehicle is maroon with either bench type or bucket seats and power windows and The car has square he When the boy got in the the whose age is displayed a badge resembling a police badge and drove the boy towards Boeck He brought the boy back into town and made him get out of the near where he first picked the boy Boeck Anyone having information about the man is asked to contact the Police Utilities filed suit against former manager Richard Sledge and the bank last July in an attempt to recover in funds allegedly deposited there by Sledge in 1976 for personal Pfeuffer ordered Sledge and the bank to jointly and severally pay back the plus 9 percent interest com pounded annually since July Sledge made no attempt to fight the and promised to make full restitution of the money to Utilities when he was sentenced 26 after pleading guilty to a criminal theft I think hes given Edwin attorney for the said Were going to have to go to an appellate The bank was named in the suit because it permitted Sledge to with Inside HOROSCOPE SPRING TV draw money for personal use from an account he opened with Utilities Tom attorney for said I cant speak for the He has givenany reasons for his can only assume it was because the bank permitted Sledge to use these funds for his personal use when the deposit was clearly a trust Burrus said there was no reason why the bank shouldnt have handled the Depositions indicated Sledge told the Utilities trustees the money belonged to They believed Now four years later they come to the bank and wait a we want our money Nolan Nolan said he would appeal to the Court of Civil Appeals and the Supreme and expects to I feel the judges ruling is If that motion is upheld Utilities motion for a summary judgment it will remake banking Were basing our case on a twoyearold case that has been the current banking law in Nolan Nolan and Burrus both said there were no disputed questions of Its a question of Is New Braunfels Utilities entitled to recover from Canyon Lake Bank We feel they should since it was a bona fide negotiation of the check he brought Nolan Burrus said Pfeuffer would not sign the judgment until Sledge deposited a check at Canyon Lake Bank in July 1976 He bought a certificate of deposit at CLB and used the interest and part of the principal to pay off personal Sledge appeals his conviction Richard Sledge will appeal his theft his lawyer told 22nd District Judge Terry Jacks The former manager of New Braunfels who pleaded guilty 23 to a seconnd degree felony theft charge of in Utilities dismissed his Fred and was represented by Wallace Henderson of San Sledge was released on a District Attorney Bill Schroeder said The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals will have to decide if there are grounds for the Schroeder Neither Sledge nor of the San Antonio law firm of Hen Hohraann and was immediately available for It will have to be a straight and not a motion for a new since he pleaded guilty and it was not a jury Its kind of Schroeder Jacks sentenced Sledge to five years in the Texas Department of Correc tions and a fine of at a judgment session but formal sentencing was delayed until At the 26 session Sledge told the press he did not plan to appeal and promised to make full restitution of the money to Since Jacks is retiring any new ruling on the case will have to come from his Hays County CourtatLaw Judge Charles who will take over District Asked if he was surprised by Sledges decision to fight his con Schroeder Jn a yesFrom what he had sajwj J he was resigned to it ajad
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