Thursday, August 26, 1982

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 26, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZdtunq U Pages THURSDAY August ftctfrts 168 IUSPS 3774fo6 A call to arms Texas key battlefield in political By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer If the Democrats on the national level want to win the presidency in 1984 they understand that theyll have to carry Bill Clements said Wednesday while in town But the first Republican to be elected governor since is not willing to let that happen as was evidenced from his ap pearance at an oldfashioned political rally Wed In this century theres not been a Democrat elected president that didnt carry the Republican incumbent told those packed into the Civjc Center for the held in his Texas has been chosen by the national Democratic Party as the number one target for replacing a Republican governor with a Democratic the Republican incumbent They understand that theyll have to unseat me to But my seats got glue on it they aint gonna do Clements boasted to an applauding The governors stop in New Braunfels was part of a sixday Roundup tour of Prior to speaking at the Civic Center which was well attended by local he stopped at New Braunfels High School to meet with New Braunfels teachers on their first day of Clements goal for this roundup his press aides is to encourage citizens to register to recruit volunteers and personally thank his grass root campaign On hand for Wednesdays rally was Congressman Tom LoefflcrillHunt and Texas Oilman Eddie who also owns the Texas Rangers baseball Mayor Stralemann introduced the With the New Braunfels High School Band playing in the background and campaign posters and ballons filling the Wednesdays gathering had the feel of an old fashioned campaign During his rally speech Clements touched on what he considered the major accomplishments of his which he had spoken about earlier with New Braunfels led the Legislation passed during his term created a better teachinglearning environment by returning curriculum to basic subjects the three Rs and by getting discipline back in the school Clements These bills did what you told me you wanted done to establish a hard core backtobasics he Clements also referred to the changes made through legislation which curbed social promotion of students and which required competency testing for new This will put professionalism back in the school system a higher state of the governor On the topic of Clements noted that out of 16 major pieces of legislation relating to crime and drugs were passed in the last legislative Instances of crime in Texas are not to be Clements Weve got the drug peddlers off the streets and in jail which is what weve tried to Clements also credited his administration for bringing about more effective state You wanted state bureaucracy reduced and we stopped it dead in its he referring to reduction of state Clements also bragged on the states When this fiscal year end on we will have the largest surplus of any state in the nation 0nly 20 states in the nation have a surplus and got 25 percent of the total surplus all states he Our state economy is the strongest in the he And its not an Looking to maintain Texas quality of Clements noted that predictions show Texas growing 50 percent by the year Think of the many more water whatever will we need to maintain and enhance the traditional quality of life for 50 per cent more Its not just my its yours It has to do with future he We must have good Andwe cannot turn the state over to an incompetent he making a jab At torney GeneralMark his Democratic op poiienL Staff photo by Cindy Richardson Clements makes a point Wednesday Governor touts work in aiding education Governor Bill Clements no trouble in attracting the teacherswhen he began talking about their From the reaction of the not everyone agreed with what he had say about In town for a campaign rally the incumbent governor stopped off to before New Braunfels teachers and administrators on their first day inservice This appearance was significant for Clements in that Mark his Democratic has obtained the support of a couple state educator including the Texas Federation of Teachers and Teachers Noting that teacher salaries have increased approximately 45 percent since I took Clements said that isl the beginning of his term in the average Texas teacher salary was approximately But due to pay raises which he said he that average salary will jump to this Clements Without considering the cost of our teachers salaries arc slightly below the national he With the increase that he said he will recommend to the 1983 legislature we will significantly above the national One teacher questioned how Clements arrived at the Does that include ad ministrators salaries the teacher Clements said it did not and a rumble of whispers could be heard among the The governor stressed his support of education returning back to See Page 14 Clements addresses teachers prior to his rally at the Civic Center Staff photo by Cindy Richardson Load management will keep lid on electric Sohn says Inside By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff wriUit An electric load management program could save millions of dollars for New Braunfels Utilities and its NBU General Manager Bob Sohn told industrial leaders Thursday at a breakfast meeting at Krauses And if saving money isnt enough to spur cooperation jn a voluntary Sohn said the cost of building new power plants to meet a growing demand for electricity may force man datory controls in the years Representatives from a local industries were asked to meet with Utilities officials to form individualized plans to reduce or at least rearrange their kilowatt The Lower Colorado River Authority bills its including for the electricity they demand during the authoritys daily generating That peak occurs sometime between 4 and 7 during the summer and between in winter and if Utilities customers can reduce their electric consumption during those the costs will go And even more the need to build more power which Utilities must help pay will be Sohn In an interview Sohn said reducing the peak might involve changing highpowered operations to later or earlier Thats sure to create management problems for most but Sohn thinks theyll play ball when they see whats at And if they ask for something in return consideration on for example Sohn said the answer would be depending on the sacrifice they That will be developed when I start seeing their and of course thats a political thing the board CNBU board of trustees has to decide it and City Council has to approve What this meetings for is to give them some What I really want at this point is their They can help reduce the cost of utilities for not just Sohn All Utilities including commercial anil can help keep the Utilities peak load to a said Penny coordinator for load A program will be set up for the smaller customers in three or four she But the industries were the first to get Sohns Representatives from General Portland West Point Gypsum Conroy Barkel Armstrong Machine Works New Braunfels Smokehouse and several others drank up some big numbers with their Utilities debt service the money required to pay off bonds for a new power could jump to 10 times the amount paid in 1980 That Utilities paid million for bond The LCRA is planning a third generatiitg unit at its Fayette County power Depending on interest Utilities share may be anywhere from million to million by See Page 14 Canyon loses tough one The Canyon Cougarettes showed a great deal of improvement Wed but it wasnt quite enough to best the Segiiin Lady The Lady Mats won a tough threegame match in Page Schools open Schools in the Comal Independent School District opened which means its time for motorists to once again watch their speed in school Todays Weather Expect partly cloudy skies and hot weather this witli a 20 percent chance of thundershowers continuing through Tonight will be fair and Winds today will be out of the southeast at 1015 increasing to 1520 mph tonight and diminishing by 10 TV More troops land in Beirut to aid PLO evacuation Lebanon AP More French and Italian peacekeeping troops landed in warbattered Beirut today and joined Marines in overseeing the evacuation of Palestine Liberation Organization fighters from the Israeliringed Lebanese The Syrian army sent 61 trucks and tank carriers across Israeli lines to west Beirut to start a twoday overland evacuation to Syria Friday of troops and officers of the Syriancommanded Palestine Liberation an Israeli spokesman in Lebanon Lebanons state radio and the Syrian government earlier said the Hittin Brigade evacuation on the BeirutDamascus highway would begin today depite the PLOs fear of attack from Presidentelect Gemayels Lebanese Christian There is no land evacuation the Israeli military spokesman told reporters in suburban five miles east of A truck convoy carrying about 500 PLO guerrillas was at the the Marine controlled port entrance at midday for sea evacuation to the Syrian port of But it was not clear whether any sea evacuation of the guerrillas was planned for Greek and Cypriot passenger ships took a total of guerrillas to South Syria and Sudan in the past five according to Lebanese and PLO Both contend the total of PLO guerrillas scheduled for evacuation was between and according to the plan presidential envoy Philip Habib had drawn for the PLO dispersal in the Arab But Israel said PLO already have been evacuated by boat out of a total of slated for There was a sharp decrease in farewell shooting as the caravan moved out from west The Marines and PLO met Wednesday to make sure there was no shooting once the guerrillas reached the port Lebanese police said nine civilians have been killed and 27 wounded in farewell shooting fusillades staged for the departing guerrillas each day since the evacuation began France completed its contribution to the multinational peacekeeping force when 450 paratroopers from 3rd Marine Infantry Regiment landed at the Beirut port at The contingent reinforced 350 Foreign Legion paratroopers at the central Museum Crossing at the Green Line dividing Beirut into Moslem and Christian A contingent of 250 Italian volunteers from the sharpshooters special forces sporting white helmets with black plum came ashore from the landing craft Caorie two hours after the brought absolutely everything we will including two of and that means we will be com pletely the Italian Bruno Tosetti told