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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 28, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Texas lax Inc tt MUCH box PACT speaker says parents key to drug control By DYANNE FRY Staff writer Bill Barton is pushing parent power in the war against agree with Nancy Reagan parents are the said who recently met with the First Lady in his capacity as president of the National Federation of Parents for DrugFree I dont think its the schools The schools arent gonna be able to solve Its not a law enforcement And were certainly not going to legislate the problem Speaking to a Wednesday night meeting of PACT Parents and Children Together at New Braunfels High Barton said concerned parents need to forget any idea of fixing blame and agree that drug abuse by young people is everybodys If we decide collectively that we want to lick we can do it within a he He doesnt ex pect it to happen that fast not when large numbers of parents still believe the problem isnt all that But he told the assembled PACT You can do anything you want to I got into the parents drug abuse business much the same way a lot of others said Two of my children got into using drugs mostly Until confronted with the problem in their own Florida Barton and his wife Pat knew very little about drugs in common use among todays Many of their peers were in the same We grew up in a society where there were only two drugs alcohol and I never heard of marijuana in high he Weve all heard the Marijuana is just a harmless Ip the it probably Increased along with a drop in users are the main reasons marijuana is considered so much more dangerous The Bartons and a few others formed a community action Naples Informed in Things moved slowly at We approached our kids Barton His first reaction was aint no drug problem in my Then we talked to the He you do have a and Im gonna give you some The sheriff put an undercover van in the school parking lot for three and came away with photographs of more than 300 students selling or buying Barton When the principal saw those he changed his mind about working with the Four years NIP membership has and has two other parent Barton His club recently participated in a community with floats calling attention to the desire for drugfree He was elected president of the National Federation of Parents in Barton said the federation See Page 16 Effects of drugs outlined Alcohol and marijuana are drugs of first choice for children NFP president Bill And studios show both art much more dangerous to children than they are to If any person began to drink at age 15 or the chances of becoming an alcoholic are much greater than if the same person began drinking at Barton Thats because alcohol attacks the hypothalamus which is just beginning to mature in the mid A drinking can develop an addiction to alcohol within six said An at normal hoavy levels of usually takes years to reach that Of the 10 to 12 million alcoholics in the United onqthird are estimated to be age Barton What a tremendous burden this is going to place on our society in a few years the other drug in common use by young is considered more dangerous now than it was when it started to gain popularity in the The Can See Page 16 ffl 1111 New Braunfels New Texas 210 Zeituno 16 Pages THURSDAY October 25 cents USPS 377880 Election day nears Candidates report campaign finances By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer County campaign expenditures and contributions dont come near matching the millions of dollars being poured into state but theres still a sizeable amount of money going into local According to reports filed with County Clerk Irene thousands of dollars are being spent on all those bumper signs and other campaign memorabilia seen around And the contested races are naturally where most money is spent specifically on advertisments for local newspapers and radio according to the candidates These which Nuhn will send off to the Texas Secretary of States were for the final reporting period from 23 prior to the 2gerieral Candidates are also required to file one final report declaring all their contributions and campaign ex penditures for the entire campaign including the May primary no later than 30 days after the Nuhn In the race for County being sought by Republican candidate Fred Clark and Democrat Chester Clark has spent approximately total contributions to according to his He listed his expenditures as being This figure was just for the final reporting and not the total Other than a folder with his name on Nuhns office had no record of Pehls campaign expenditures and con See Page 16 Absentee vote total continues to climb Absentee voting totals for the general election have already gone over the expectations of County Clerk of ficials and theres still one day left to As of Thursday 551 county residents had voted Of 451 were personal appearance votes and 100 were mailin absentee Deputy County Clerk Linnell Hinojosa But thats not all of it there are still 106 mailin absentee ballots which have not yet been Hinojosa Of these shes expecting ap proximately half of them to be A lot of them are from overseas and it takes longer to get them she In person absentee voting will continue at the County Clerks office through Friday from 8 to 5 Mail in absentee ballots will continue to be accepted the mail until 2 Hinojosa Anyone who expects absent from the courity on election or who or who is unable to appear at the polls because of sickness or physical is able to vote When absentee voting first began two weeks Hinojosa predicted that as many as 400 of the countys total registered voters woiild vote absentee in this A week after absentee voting had picked up Hinojosa increased her prediction to more than We may even make she said at that And with one day left to vote were over she said Hinojosa credits the six locally contested races with drawing in absentee These six include the race for County County Justice of the precinct 4 and County Commissioner precincts 3 and Off limits State may remove VD data from texts AUSTIN AP Texas school officials say they are considering banning men tion of venereal disease from textbooks on grounds such matters should be left to the discretion of local The bottom line issue when youre talking about sexually transmitted youre relating it How do you get Tom Texas Education Agency deputy said Education Commissioner Raymon Bynuin last week sent letters to publishers of series of health text books that were up for advising them to delete all reference to venereal diseases and sexually transmitted Bynum said the VD issue was under study and no decision has been He said the state Board of Education meets 13 to adopt the new list of approved textbooks and he will ask then that the decision on health books be postponed until Anderson Weve got school and what may be an attitude about the public schools delivering that kind of information to students in an urban district may be significantly dif ferent from the attitude in a suburban or rural The books in question are for grades 4 through Texas is the secondlargest public school textbook market in the nation and VD has been mentioned in two textbooks used in the state since School board member Volly Vastine said Houston residents have been stop ping him on the saying they dont like the Im a little concerned about In my district in Harris VD is on the Vastine Texas ranks second in the nation in per capita incidence of infectious syphillis and 12th in reported cases of according to the State Health Depart issues like this are first brought up before the agencys textbook but the VD question was not raised when the committee met during See Page 16 Party time Stall photo by Cindy Richardson top and Verlin Kuecker change light bulbs on the walkway at the Wurstfest grounds Inside Wurstfest Weather Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy this afternoon and turning fair and mild Winds will be southeasterly at 1520 mph and gusty shifting to the northwest near 10 mph There is a 20 percent chance of showers Looking Ahead Its Homecoming for the Canyon and coach Troy Burch is prediciting a win over the Lockhart Lions Friday night to help Smithson Valley coach Rick Calhoun likes his teams chances against Boerne provided they dont The Ranger game will be played at Unicorn See Page WEATHER Matheny eye rematch for J P 4 Howard Curly Smith By DEBBIE TURNER Staff writer The opponents for Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace have faced each other and will again on Republican Howard Curly Smith defeated his Democratic Carrol in a November 1980 special Matheny had been appointed to the post in January of 1980 when Kermit Schlameus Matheny decided to run for the position because he wants to see some I believe in equal justice for not just for Id be on call 24 hours a seven days a which hasnt been the case Matheny Wurstfest opens Friday with Floren sailing of Wurst Navy A naval invasion featuring accordionist Myron Floren and the Wurst Navy will officially kick off the 22nd annual Wurstfest Friday at performing at the 10day tribute to the sausage for the 15th straight will be brought up the Comal River by the three ships of the which will also transport Miss Loverwursl Sherry Henke and Der Grosse Opa Roger Reininger to the opening The noted for his long stint on the Lawrence Welk will be making his first performance on the celebrations opening In previous he has his debut on Floren will play a second show in the Wursthalle at it As a special opening day Wurstfest gates will be open for two hours of free admission from 57 Wurstfest Association President Ed Kadlecek Florens performances are only a portion of the opening day The Entertainers Polka Band and the Bavarian Village band will be playing in Das Grosse Zelt The Big Tent and Oma and the state accordion champion Bill Page and Mike Barker will be playing in Das Kleine Zelt The Little As visitors who concentrate only on the Wursthalle and Marktplatz food pavilion will be missing a great With its emphasis on the firsy 50 years of New Braunfels the annual Heritage Exhibit will open at 10 Friday in the Civic Across the the annual Wurstfest Art Show will open at the same time at the Elks Special activities at the Sophienburg Memorial Museum will also begin at that and guided tours of the historic First Protestant Church and Heritage Rooms will begin at One of the new the will open at in the Landa Recreation located near Gate 2 adjacent to the Wurstfest It will feature the largest collection of Hummel figurines in the Several artists and sculptors will bo on hand during the festival to demonstrate their talents and answer Next door to the Wursthalle in the Kloine the annual Wurstfest melodrama makes its debut with performances at 7 and This years offering is titled The Wurst Little Boar House in Texas a grownup and slightly fractured version of The Three Little Additional information on Wurstfest events is available at the Wurstfest information center in the Civic Center or by calling the Chamber of Commerce at Id like to see the precinct 4 office he not out of Canyon City or but just out of the building its in Smith is running on his which he said has been one of law enforcement and good ad This precinct has the highest fines in the county for public And about three months this office received a letter of recom mendation for 1981 from the Texas Judicial Council in for keeping such good he This court almost doubled in revenue in Smith Of weve dropped in See JP Page 16 Carrol Matheny
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