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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 14, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Texas ii ic ropier Inc tt Mitch DOX 75 Local races may bring heavy election turnout By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer This may not be a presidential election but the six contested Comal County races may make up for it in terms of voter according to early election this isnt an election were still ex pecting a good voter because of the locally contested Deputy County Clerk Linnell Hinojosa said If absentee votes are any Hinojosas prediction may be As of Thursday only one day after absentee voting 1G inperson absentee ballots had been cast for the November 2 according to the County Clerks In 75 mailin absentee ballots had also already been Hinojosa In personabsentee which began will continue through 29 at the County Clerks office during office But mailin absentee ballots will continue to be accepted until 7 Anyone who expects to be absent from the county on election or who is over or is unable to appear at the polling places due to sickness or physical disability is eligible to vote Hinojosa predicted that as many as 400 of the countys registered voters would vote absentee in this election many more than in the May The six contested which are expected to draw voters to the include the race for county judge county commissioner precincts and 4 county clerk and justice of the peace precinct Following is a list of the local and some of the major state races which will appear on the November County candidates County Judge Fred Republican Chester County Commissioner Precinct 1 Jumbo Precinct 2 Alden Al Republican Monroe Precinct 3 Lorenzo Yankee1 Republican Charles Tart Precinct 4 Bill Republican Orville Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Harold Precinct 2 Doc Precinct 3 Fred Precinct 4 Carrol Democrat Howard Curly County Clerk Rosie Stratemann Republican Betty County Treasurer Betty Jane County CourtatLaw Judge Ronald Ron District 274th District Fred District 207th District Robert Bob State candidates Governor William Republican Mark Democrat David Libertarian Bob Lieutenant Governor George Republican Bill Democrat Laurel Kay Attorney General Bill Republican Jim Democrat Katherine Liber Senator Jim Republican Lloyd Bent Democrat John E Libertarian Lineaus Hooper District 21 Tom Republican Charles Democrat Jeffrey State District 46 Edmund Republican John Comptroller of Public Accounts Mike Republican Bob Democrat Janet State Treasurer Allen Republican Ann Democrat Alma See Page 16 New Braunfels New Texas 202 Zeituno 16 Pages THURSDAY October 25 cants USPS 377880 McCrary and his Staff photo by John Senter Retiring By DYANNE FRY Staff writer Missouri Pacific is shutting clown its New Braunfels but business is booming on the Landa Park We had the best summer weve ever said whos sat in the drivers seat since the train first started to During the 1982 tourist he carried Even at the reasonable rate of a quarter a that comes to Fall days arent so hectic except during Wurst fest but the train keeps As much rain as we had we still hauled 260 McCrary Its just the engineer thats slowing Of ficial last the 66yearold McCrary sold his lease to a younger man former paddleboat manager David I bought that train on July said Mc Ive built it up from I wish I didnt have to give it but rny doctor said I had If the summer of 1982 was the best it was also one of the The engineer suffered a very small sunstroke on and had to call on his wife Marjorie for help while he I didnt even pass I just got to where I couldnt half talk McCrary Under doctors hes Sort As long as it doesnt get too park visitors may be seeing McCrarys bluestriped railroad hat around McCrary steps down from Landa Park train the depot for some time to He has a lot of background to share with McCrary knows just about everything he needs to know about switching equip ment and Before taking the Landa Park he worked 42 years for a fullsize a 1968 graduate of Texas Universitys college of doesnt have that The Landa train was the first one he ever Theres no real trick to running the brightly painted miniature It has a basic six cylinder Ford and starts with a key just like anybodys Gas mileage depends on passenger load and Its just like a car a light foot gets better Schoenvogel The smoke that comes from the stack is mostly engine doctored for visual Schoenvogel said the smoker burned but McCrary said he mixes some diesel fuel It makes better he stated He rolls his chuckled I learn something new all the The new engineer does know a lot about hard work in the Texas He grew up on a farm in back when they used to pick cotton by he The worst part of it was you had to stand in the shade of the cotton Other the soil would be too He came to live in New Braunfels in See Page 16 Polish violence spreads to two more cities Poland AP Polands Communist regime warned today that strikes and rioting could extend martial but underground militants of the outlawed Solidarity trade union called for more The threat to extend martial which was imposed followed work stoppages and riots in Gdansk Monday and Tuesday and protests Wednesday in Nowa Huta and where 170 people were reported tear gas cannisters and remains of barricades littered the streets of the riottorn but tough measures taken by the auftflrities forced people back to work andthe country was reported The hardline army daily Zolnierz Wolnosci said workers should welcome the law passed Friday that banned Solidarity because the measure had widespread public But Warsaws underground union leaders called on workers to stage sympathy strikes to help the workers in Gdansk who called off their protest The circulated in Warsaw said plants with more than workers should begin oc cupation strikes but did not say There were no immediate reports of workers in the Warsaw region complying with the The Gdansk workers ended their protest Wednesday in the face of police pressure and government militarization of the Lenin Solidaritys underground leaders in said in another appeal circulated in Warsaw that workers in the southern city would stage a protest but would start it sooner if the authorities attempted to prevent Several thousands youths and bystanders battled martiallaw en forcers Wednesday in Nowa near and state television reported police jailed an unspecified number of most aggressive 1 off the center of the southern said official sources m nearby Rioters tore up roads and littered streets with glass shards and the sources There was no word on injuries in the clash that erupted in the southern city after riot police fired water cannon and tear gas into a crowd steelworkers demonstrating in support of the outlawed independent The workers but within a few Warsaw television rowdies blocked the streets and were damaging municipal and transport Police teargassed the rioters again and sprayed them with powerful water hoses when the mob tried to destroy public the television It said police were showered with ballbearings and con cussion It is difficult to estimate the but indications are that it is The broadcast did not explain how the rioters obtained the concussion which have no shrapnel but can knock people down with the force of a gun powder Sources said the uprising matched the fury of when five people were killed and hundreds injured in protests riots that swept scores of Polish Pbland has beeri protests since the government decreed martial law 13 and interned hun dreds of union including Solidarity chief Lech Antigovernment demonstrations also erupted Wednesday in the southern city of where about 700 people screamed Gestapo as officers detained about 30 No violence was Official news media said workers abandoned a strike at a Wroclaw railroad equipment plant and pump factory after discussions with In deputy White House press secretary Larry Speakes called the protests a sad anniversary of 10 months of martial law in Death toll at five in refinery explosion Inside PORT ARTHUR AP Federal safety investigators today planned to survey the site of a sixstory tower where a pipeline burning five workmen to death in a shower of hot powder and injuring eight A fluid catalytic cracking unit ruptured about 11 producing a large crack in an at tached officials It looks like somebody took a knife and sliced it right through said Ed a member of the Chemical and Atomic Workers safety The a fluid catalyst heated to high temperature and used to trigger a chemical reaction in the refinery was ankledeep in some places and covered the ground around the cracking unit for many Morse There was a loud the line exploded and the catalyst spraying the powdery substance over the workyard near the said James one of those injured in the The workmen were burned by the powder as they tried to start the plants 1 fluid catalytic cracking which had been shut down for said Texaco spokesman Charles A safety specialist of the Oc cupational Safety and Health Ad ministration in Houston was to join an industrial hygienist at the refinery Rentz A 40year employee of Texaco said that catalyst was lost on the same line last I dont know how much stress it put on Morris Glover But most workers at the plant described the incident as a freak Danny brother of one of the said a break in such a line was Ive been out there 15 years and I never heard of anything like that he Dead at the scene were Frederick Jessie Dennis and Herman all of Port Arthur Vernon of Groves and Charles of said One injured worker was reported in fair condition and three other men were hospitalized in stable condition with officials Rentz said four workers suffered minor injuries and were treated at the Freddie who lives about a mile from the said he was working in his yard when he saw a cloud of It was a lot of smoke thats all I can Raymond It was and kind of bluish in Bobby principal of Phillis Wheatley Elementary School nor thwest of the Texaco also noticed some unusual It wasnt the normal smoke coming from the It looked like something was The smoke was real dark like some oil or chemical was But we didnt hear any kind of explosion or feel In March eight workers at the Texaco plant died in a fire in which the plants main stabilizer unit Todays Weather Comal County will continue to be sunny and mild with partly cloudy skies through turning cool tonight and warmer Todays high will be in the upper 70s with a low tonight in the Fridays high is expected to reach near Winds will be and less than 10 mph out of the nortii today and Sunset tonight be at Sunrise tomorrow is expected at All Tied Up Its an old but one that can never be repeated often enough dont walk especially in the bottom of the eighth with the bases loaded in the World Milwaukee Brewer reliever Peter Ladd failed to remember that lesson Thursday and it gave the Louis Cardinals a 54 win that evened the See Page Friday Night Football In that means high school and the three local teams are all in action again this New Braunfels looks for revenge at home against Canyon looks for a road win at and Smithson Valley plays Southside in a homecoming game at Canyon See 1214 n 2 3 11
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