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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 3, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas                                e r op New Braunfels New Texas HcraldZeltung 151 4Pages TUESDAY August 3 J 982 USPS 377880 Reagan speech President tells Catholic group hes for private school credits AP President Reagan saluted a major Roman Catholic fraternal society today and vowed to fight for private school tuition tax credits and school prayer while seeking an end to abortion on I think youll agree with We need a prayer we need it Reagan told the Knights We are to have freedom of from who arrived here after an overnight trip to Iowa where he courted called attention to the importance of community and church themes he often hit two years ago as he campaigned for the These lvalues ennoble they make him something more than just the plaything of hedonism or the vassal of he Reagan made his comments in a speech Vprepared for delivery before the centennial con vention of the Knights of which he said worlds largest Roman Catholic fraternal a report card on the first months of his the president said We said we reduce the tax our national strive for legitimate arms reductions and be firm with totalitarian I believe the record shows that we kept our Reagan said his tax credit plan would raise the standards of the competing public school The which is pending in would allow parents to reduce their taxes by up to a year by 1985 to help offset tuition and related costs at private elementary and secondary Referring to lowerincome Reagan said as the cost of education has it is these groups that have been particularly hard hit by the double burden of supporting private and public schools private schools through tuition payments and public schools through tax Reiterating his support for antiabortion the president This national tragedy of abortion on demand must Reagan criticized unspecified court decisions on school He also thanked his audience for the support the Knights of Columbus has given on the morality of maintaining our strategic See Page 14 San Antonio murder victim buried in New Braunfels Morning spray By DYANIME FRY Staff writer The victim in a San Antonio murder case was scheduled to be buried this afternoon in the Paul Orlando was found dead early Sunday by a San Antonio policeman on his way from upiotia city a bullet in its At last authorities still didnt know who fired the fatal The offduty officer found Esquivel at ap proximately in the 100 block of Bristol Apparently someone else had seen the too police learned the dispatcher had received a call just a few minutes before or after the officer One witness said she had seen Esquivel earlier in the drinking at a bar with several com She couldnt describe any of The police report said the dead man had a beer can in his left hand and in his His vehicle was found approximately 100 feet and his wallet was on the Esquivel most recently lived in San where he worked as a mechanic for Cater Stewart Auto he was born in New Braunfels on July He was a member of Holy Family Catholic where his funeral services were to be held at 4 The procession was scheduled to leave Morales Funeral Home at Rosary was recited Sunday night r v Survivors include his wife of less than one 19yearold Margarita Dominquez Esquivel of San and a Orlando The Esquivels were married in September Esquivel is also survived by his Simon and Isabel Rodriguez Esquivel of San Antonio six Veronica Ruiz of Sandra San chez of New and Adriana Evangelina Maria Isabel Esquivel and Judy all of San Antonio six Simon Jose Maria Esquivel and Mario Young of New Javier George Esquivel and Ignacio Young of San The brothers of the deceased served as Sprinklers shoot water up into the trees of Landa which drip the water back onto the The Staff photo by John Senter early morning sun lights the entire scene with a misty feel of What safes low because fire ants hate summer heat SWT H writer You mightfhave a hard time finding fire ants in County this time of Why Because fire like dont like to be out in 100 degree weather for any great length of ranchers and other county citizens who were plagued with fire ant problems are probably glad to hear But Comal Commissioners probably since it means county residents arent buying the fire ant insecticides which they purchased from the Texas Department of As a still selling a fire ant bait at the county warehouse and will con tinue doing so until all of it is Residents are not buying a lot of in secticide because of the weather and how dry it Charles Tart Mund said The fire ants are not showing because theyve gone deeper into the ground to get away from the heat and the tops of the ant mounds probaby appear hollow because of he But as soon as we get our first more fire ant mounds will the commissioner Commissioners were hoping that the whichthey obtained shipmerilshom the agriculture de0artt would be sold at sales the county held in May and late their hopes didnt come true and the county ended up with ap proximately pounds leftover Amdro from these two Of that approximately pounds has since been said Tim administrative assistant to Commissioners Commissioner Mund felt a bit more had been He estimated that approximately pounds of the See Page 14 Districting committee takes first steps in opening meeting By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer A city looking into the possibility of a district election system for City decided at its first meeting Monday tp get some information on similarsized cities in the same On a motion from Robert the 17member Districting Charter Review Committee voted to ask city staff to obtain the facts on Texas cities that have changed to and how the system was working in those The Texas Municipal League can provide information on what other cities our size have districts and for how and what the con sequences Orr There was some general discussion on the reasons the panel was New with a 34percent minority has no member of a minority group on City Council created the panel to examine districting after being nudged in that direction by an ad hoc Committee for Justice angry about the citys firing of an Hispanic police officer for alleged A representative of MALDEF Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund quoted the and expressed hope the city would look at City Manager Delashmutt said of the Councils June 14 Other cities have switched from atlarge election like the one now in effect in New to the district method to satisfy federal We can do it on our own terms or wait until its federally said Margaret elected committee chairman by ac So we wouldnt have to be dictated Joe Alvarado left and Robert Blang study the current city Id much prefer to see it done at our City Attorney Irvin Boarnet said the districting idea wave of the present and the future given the Justice Departments interpretation of the Voting Rights Nobody was in a tremendous hurry to catch the Since City Council members have the right to finish their threeyear the earliest a district system could be im plemented would be Ezekiel Cheque not a committee member but speaking as a private said districting would benefit not just who live south and west of City he was in our by the Chamber of Most of the people on the Council live in one part of Council member Laverne Eberhard denied the Chamber controlled the Council and pointed out her own address on Nacogdoches Street was in one area of town Torres said had no A consulting firm may be called in to help implement a districting but there was no point in summoning them or attempting to draw up a plan by city staff until the committee has made a Delashmutt Merritt a member of the 1965 panel that created the current City Charter with its atlarge election said the committee should examine the philosophies behind both We felt it was good for everybody on the City Council to represent all the Just because you have districts doesnt mean that district is going to be Schumann We should consider what we have and whether the total people are being represen he Im for doing things when theyve got to be If we have no the best thing is to go ahead with Arts Council close to full agreement A compromise recommendation for a city Arts and Cultural Commission emerged from a Monday meeting of two local groups holding different ideas on the sub City Council had asked each group to send 10 representatives to the meeting to iron out their and they with only one sticking point remaining after a 1010 tie The which would oversee allocations of hotelmotel tax revenue to various art groups was the brainchild of the Chamber of Commerces Cultural Activities The idea drew fire from the New Braunfels Arts A consortium of eight local art the Arts Council said the city didnt need a Three of its groups already receive a portion of the hotel tax But if a commission was to be the Arts Council wanted a say in naming its That proposal was dropped following Mondays discussion in it didnt even come Tom Chamber executive vice said Were still going to submit a list of but as not as a Arts Council President Beth Elliott The Arts Council representatives agreed to a slightly larger com mission than they had from seven to nine The Chamber group also conceded some including any requirement that the funds be spent for capital improvement That really wasnt a but we did mention it in our We agreed to drop it Chamber committee chairman Roxylin Krueger The tie vote came on a proposal to limit the commission membership to persons who are not members of the board of any art organization or the Chamber We left it a for City Council to make the Krueger We talked a long time on Elliott said commission members might be influenced by groups they admire in any but board members were naturally the highest profile people who should stay off the commission to avoid even the appearance of a Purdum We felt that was too They felt it would eliminate possible conflicts of in There was an honest Both Krueger and Elliott said the See Page14 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