Friday, January 14, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 14, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texas Bulverde residents to decide on incorporation Saturday ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Elections to incorporate two villages In the Bulverde area will be held Reports indicate there isnt much chance of the proposals But residents will need to If the turnout at the polls is extremely it takes only votes to swing an A number of citizens expressed strong views against incorporatoin at a town meeting held Members of the committee that called the election conceded that they had moved too and advised residents to vote no at the polls this All the signs say said Ervin Watson on Theres signs up everywhere that Vote The election committee of which Watson is a member thought incorporation might help this southwestern Comal County community find solutions to Its problems of limited water supply and protecting the quality of the water thats An incorporated city would have ordinancemaking could control development to some and could also set up its own police See Page 16 a member of the election still thinks Bulverde will need to incorporate at some time in the Im for but not this he There are too many unanswered For one we need responsible people to run for Watson If residents of the two proposed villages opt for city See Page 16 Composite of suspect Circle K store held again The Circle K Store at 1289 San Antonio has now been the target of two armed robberies in less than a At a tall Latin male wearing a gray Bear Bryant hat a houndstooth style hat which became the trademark of the longtime University of Alabama coach entered the displayed a and left with an undetermined amount of On the same store was by a man in a stocking cap flashing a small caliber Police are looking for a Latin about 25 years 140 in connection with Fridays He was last seen wearing a blue jean blue and a lightcolored He is not a suspect in the December The Circle K and the Y Cafe on the IH 35 access road were both robbed on the same day 9 and who suspected the two holdups were committed by the same later arrested a suspect in connection with the Y Cafe Texas Ranger Ray Martinez said Friday the suspect possibly left the store iii a 1982 or 1983 with a white vinyl top and a maroon Martinez added there may have been another individual in the New Braunfels New Texas 10 Zeftung 16 Pages FRIDAY January 25 cents USPS 377880 Inflation dropped to 11year low in 82 WASHINGTON AP Wholesale prices climbed percent last the smallest rise in 11 years and less than half the gain of the government reported In December the Labor Department prices rose a minuscule percent markedly off from Novembers percent and the smallest onemonth change since prices fell percent in assessing the years greatly improved inflation point to the worldwide oil which has held down gasoline and heating oil prices bountiful harvests and the lingering which has driven the unemployment rate to the highest siiwy Supporting that the departments own analysis said today that energy prices actully fell percent since December In such costs had soared per cent in the preceeding 12 Food the department rose a modest percent in up only slightly from the percent gain of The fullyear wholesale price gain was sharply under the percent registered for all of Wholesale prices rose percent in 1980 and percent in The 1982 increase was the smallest since the percent of Wholesale prices actually fell in four months last the departments Bureau of Labor Statistics The sharpest monthly climb was a 1 percent jump in For all last the department the moderation in energy and food prices actually restrained the overall wholesale price gain for consumer if those two areas were would have risen 5 The department gave this breakdown of specific changes in the Producer Price Index for finished as the wholesale price calculation is formally known costs Gasoline prices fell percent last helped by a percent drop in Natural gas which had soared following congressional price decontrol in surged percent in although dipping percent last Home heating oil costs were unchanged for the year despite a percent drop in The moderate percent yearly gain was helped by a percent jump in fresh fruits tumbled percent last year and were down 4 percent for the month of Vegetable prices tumbled 12 percent for the compared with a sharp 12 percent gain in Beef and veal prices fell percent last including a percent drop in Pork skyrocketed percent in although rising percent in Poultry prices rose a modest percent for the even though tumbling percent last prices rose a moderate percent last compared with a 1 percent increase in Light truck prices were up percent for 1982 and percent in equipment costs rose 4 percent for the year and percent last Those costs are for machinery and transportation equipment used by business and All the increases are adjusted for seasonal In the unadjusted Producer Price Index for finished goods stood at in meaning that goods costing at wholesale in 1967 would have cost last If prices rose for 12 straight months at Decembers the yearly rise would be In reporting its inflation the department bases its compounded annual rate on a more precise calculation of monthly changes than the figure it makes public for the onemonth Jail talk Commissioner Jumbo Evans will be busy over the next week contacting architects around the state concerning the construction of a new county jailcriminal justice The county is required to have a new jail built no later than according to yettobeapproved federal lawsuit Commissioners Court authorizedEvans to contact six architects during a special meeting Sitting on their hands Clements farewell draws little applause AUSTIN AP The Texas Constitution required Bill Clements to make a closing address to the but nothing said legislators had to applaud and they Legislators stood and applauded when Clements entered and again after he finished his state of the state speech But they failed to interrupt his address with spontaneous applause even one Clements noted challenges facing Texas such as prisons and jobs but said there is absolutely no reason to enact a new tax He asked the Legislature to carry on his crusade of reducing the size of state government and recom mended less money for public non partisan election of an appointed Board of a limitation of two fouryear terms for all statewide elected officials and a procedure for bypassing the Legislature in enacting so to sat on their There was no applause during the 23minute which his voice con cluded by God bless and may you always have fair skies and a following This is the first state of the state speech Ive ever heard that was not interrupted by said Oscar I think it was a per functory attempt to justify the last four which I dont think will stand the scrutiny of Two Republicans attributed the lack of applause to the seriousness of the governors remarks and the fact that he is a lame If he was an incoming full of vim and his speech would have been punctuated by said Don Referring to applause for Clements before and after the governors Henderson He was well received when he came in and it was better when he Bill Hobby said he didnt notice how quiet it but he added that he thought it was ironic that Clements would assert there was no need See Page 16 Sledge awaiting parole decision By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Richard former Utilities manager currently serving time in the Texas Department of must wait a little longer to find out exactly when hell get That was the word Friday from John executive director of the Texas Parole Sledge was approved for parole on That approval was received by the Parole Board on Sledges file is still waiting the governors I expect to hear something by the early part of next Up until 18 at we are asuming Bill Clements is approving Byrd Then at Mark White will take To get to the governors Sludge had to receive two out of three favorable votes from two parole commissioners and one Board of Pardons and Paroles Byrd has indicated Sledge received three favorable Sledge pleaded guilty in 1980 of stealing in Utilities funds in He was sentenced to five years in prison in February of but spent the rest of that year out of fighting his conviction on His request for a rehearing was denied by the appellate court on and Sledge was transported to Himtsville on He was released in error in then returned to TDC in On Utilities attorney Tom Burrus received a check from representing reimbursement plus Sledges parole process began in Stnll photo by John Setitur County eyes six firms for jail plans By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Next week Comal Commissioners Court will begin shopping around for an ar chitectural firm to work on the countys plans for a new jail and criminal justice Selecting an architectural firm is one of the building blocks in the countys schedule for completing a new jail criminal justice County Judge Fred Clark According to a tentative federal lawsuit the county is required to have a new jail ready for occupancy no later than That which still needs the blessings of a federal will be the topic of a public hearing 24 in District Court in San The which held a special meeting has a list of six architectural firms that it authorized Commissioner Jumbo Evans to contact for Other architects besides the six which Evans learned of through visits hes made recently to county jails and justice facilities around the state may be contacted For the court asked Evans to phone Robert Webster of Worth Gondeck of San Antonio Dailey and Wann of Austin DiStefano of Houston Jail Planners of Texarkana and Holt Fatter and Scott of At the suggestion of a letter will be sent after the phone call to those firms who express an interest in working on the county jail gee Page 16 Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy and mild fair and a little cooler and sunny Winds will be from the south at 510 mph shifting to the north at 1015 mph then to the northeast at 510 mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Saturday will be at The extended outlook is sunny through But No Thanks Former Solidarity leader Lech Walesa went back to the Lenin shipyard in today to ask for his old job The electrician turnedworld symbol of the fight for freedom was turned away it not all his papers in See Page DEAR RELIGIOUS SPORTS