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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 16, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas 4A New Braunf els January Opinions ttoNddZrilnt Dave Manager Robert Editor Jack Anderson Jailed doctor may be innocent of murder I have spent eight months in vestigating the bizarre case of Jeffrey who is locked behind bars for murders he swears he did not My staff has uncovered stacks of evidence that support the doctors claim of They also have found disturbing examples of government conflict of inept investigation and obvious prejudice on the part of the judge and Justice Department of Some officials seem more anxious to cover up their own malfeasance than to obtain justice for the im prisoned After he stimulated my investigation of his he was punished by being transferred to a prison hundreds of miles from his friends and And an FBI agent urged a crucial defense witness not to Heres the background As an Army doctor in MacDonald was stationed at Fort with a Green Beret He says a group of drugcrazed angered because he refused to supply illicit narcotics to broke into his mur dered his pregnant wife and two young daughters and seriously in jured The government says MacDonald committed the murders and inflicted his own wounds to support his cover After a fivemonth the Army found that the charges against MacDonald are not and recommended that civil authorities try to find the the Justice Department spent years gathering evidence against the Nine years after the MacDonald was tried and One of the alleged identified by was Helena a member of a witchcraft who has admitted her in volvement in the murders to a number of people over the The night after the she even told a police detective she had been at the MacDonald home during the Remember When 10 years ago today An option to buy an existing structure formerly occupied by an auto dealer for conversion into a new policecourts building has been en tered into by City Owner of the property at Castell and Garden across from the Civic Center is Johnny now living in The property has been on the market for several Cost would be for the building and land if the option is Efoctric power for New Braunf els is assured at least until ac cording to Oliver superin tendent of the Comal power and manager of New Braunf els If the cold wave the present fuel shortage may necessitate some curtailment of according to Sever icing on highways and bridges Tuesday afternoon and night brought traffic almost to a crawl as temperatures dropped into the low 20s and freezing rains his The weather caused the cancellation of the first night of preliminaries of the Texas Junior Miss Dan Mittel was elected president of the Community Fund at a meeting of directors Monday night in the Chamber of Commerce Other officers elected include Joe vice president Sida secretary and Arlon New Braunf els High School football players have been named to the SuperCentex team selected by the Austin Joe 195pound offensive and David 190pound defensive were named to the The Canyon Cougars basketball team has run its 197273 record to 106 with a convincing win over Karnes City and a lastminute loss to Cole in last weeks Mike Soechting led the Cougars with 17 points in a while Gregg Baese scored 15 in the 59 56 loss to 25 years ago today A recommendation that all water problems and watersheds in all creeks in Comal County be studied thoroughly before any bond issue for financing construction of small dams be considered was made by County Judge Clarence Rice at a joint meeting of the City and County Commissioners The meeting had been called to study ways and means available to finance the countys small dams program on Comal and Blieders Another halfmillion dollar ap propriation for Canyon Dam con struction has been included in President Dwight Eisenhowers 1959 Mayor Joseph Faust and Chamber of Commerce Manager Nuhn were informed Monday in telegrams from Senator Lyndon Johnson and Congressman John Alphonse city street commissioner for the past four filed as a candidate for reelection Monday Alton president of First Federal Savings and Loan participated in the University of Texas Conference of Expectations in Austin Friday and held in connection with the universitys 75th anniversary Lonnie Mosley scored 28 points to lead the Goodwin Rural High School senior basketball team to a 6017 win over New Braunfels Junior High School senior team in a game played at Goodwin Friday 50 years ago today Additional funds which will provide at least parttime labor for every unemployed person in New Braunfels were received by Comal County Tuesday from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation Emergency Relief to be used for labor on public according to Frank chairman of the Emergency Relief Fund for Comal The First National Bank reelected the following officers at the annual stockholders meeting on January 10 Walter president George first vicepresident second vice president Martin newlyelected third vice president Ben cashier Milton Pan Been and Walter Fault assistant The bank lost two directors by death durum the Henne and Ed Stockholders of the Guaranty State Bank have reelected the following officers at their annual meeting Emil president first vice president Alfred second vice president cashier Adams and Fred assistant Dan Cupid just about held his own in Comal County during according to the records of marriage licenses in the office of County Clerk Richard Four hundred and twenty eight couples decided to take the plunge in as compared with 446 the previous In other leap year doesnt mean a thing in Comal On the other there were seven divorce decrees handed down in as compared i with 19 in But at the doctors fearful of being prosecuted Stoeckley testified that she couldnt remember what had happened on the night of the The judge refused to let any witnesses who had heard her con fessions testify about My associate Donald Goldberg interviewed MacDonald at the Ter minal Island prison in Long for my syndicated television The doctors friends and ailing mother lived as did the attorneys who were handling his appeal to the Supreme But within days after the MacDonald was suddenly transferred to a prison in miles En route to MacDonald spent 55 days in a 5by9 foot isolation cell at a transit Questioned about the sudden regional Bureau of Prisons officials said the order came directly from When officials here denied any the regional officials changed their story and said the decision had been They claimed MacDonalds legal process was over which is not true and that he was scheduled to be moved to a prison with stricter security before the TV Stoeckley is also being subjected to Justice Department pressure since she was interviewed by my associate and confessed involvement in the Soon after the two men visited one identified as an FBI They urged her to stop cooperating with MacDonalds The FBI acknowledges the visit took but refuses to discuss some of the ac complices Stoeckley named have been along with vital evidence linking them to the Footnote Justice Department officials refuse to discuss the Mac Donald A John said the reason officials wont agree to an interview is that they dont like Needless to Im Shot in the Arm Eight hundred highlevel employees of the Postal Service got an early Christmas present last month when the Board of Governors voted to pay the full cost of their healthinsurance This backdoor pay raise has un derstandably stirred resentment among the lowerlevel They continue to pay a healthy share of their own medicalinsurance which keep on going A Postal Service spokesman said the decision to pay the health fees for the top grades was intended to make their jobs more attractive and keep the officials from leaving for betterpaid positions in private in The additional cost of the govern ment will be a Headlines and Footnotes The best paid union members in this country football players came to the rescue of the worstpaid poets in a touching display of workingclass The poets and small magazine writers division of the new National Writers Union needed help in getting out a they had no So the National Football League Players Association let the downatheel doggerel dispensers use its Xerox sealing and postage The poets are praising their burly benefactors as and thanking the divinity that shapes our ends for speeding their letters on wingbacks of Opposition to the densepack MX missile basing is not confined to A group called the TriState MX Coalition has been organizing opponents who live near the proposed site east of Spokesman Mark Bonkiewicz of said the groups educational campaign is slowly gathering They plan to recruit highranking retired military officers to argue the case against the I Washington today Mondale campaign already in full swing By HARRY ROSENTHAL Associated Press WASHINGTON The building that houses Walter Mondales campaign headquarters is so new that the street number is handlettered on a piece of paper taped to the front But there is nothing slapdash about the activity More than a month before he an nounces formally that he is a Democratic candidate for Mondales basic staff is in a budget is legalities are taken care of and the kind of campaign hell run is taking For his pursuit of the Democratic Partys the former vice president expects to raise million on his own and get another million in taxpayer matching He plans to spend million to million this year mostly for fund raising with the rest targeted for the 1984 primary Mondale spent the months before last Novembers congressional elections stumping on behalf of Democratic banking lOUs for With Mondale followed the path trod successfully in 11966 by another former vice president who wanted to be Richard Although Mondale registered as a candidate with the Federal Election Commission on the first business day of the new he wont make his ceremonial announcement until late The setting will be the Minnesota state capitol in The firstopportunity registration with the FEC is a practical necessity because all money raised after the first of the year may be matched by the The early an nouncement of his candidacy is a different It establishes Mondale immediately as the frontrunner subject to the searching scrutiny that it In Edward Kennedy was an automatic frontrunner and was hurt by From day one of his the Massachusetts senator was under a microscope provided by two planeloads of The longer the campaign the more the possibility of road Remember Edmund Muskie and George Romney There are Jimmy Carter went on the road just as early for the 1976 But he wasnt taken seriously and he was able to work out the kinks before anybody caught on to his Early announcers run the risk of peaking too Mondales team is confident that wont happen to We think our candidate is one whose preparation for the race is says a campaign in He has the kind of political skills and substantive approach which I is likely to wear well over a long period of And we welcome the opportunity for him to get as much scrutiny as possible and to have as many opportunities as possible to put himself and his views Two days after registering with the Mondale had met the requirements for matching funds by raising in amounts of at least in 20 different and the campaign staff was being fleshed Even the choice of a national headquarters is in line with Mondales determination to stay the By most candidates start with small quarters and move to larger ones as the campaign Mondales staff got options to expand the telephone switchboard and the office space in the building right up to convention The Mondale staff hopes to attract some of the Kennedy especially the organizers and his efficient Until Kennedy announced last December that he would not run in Mondale figured to have a hard time attracting He hopes its easier Mondales campaign isnt spending money yet on his handlers Nor have they worked out the strategy for the allimportant early primaries in because so many changes are yet to be made in the calendar of caucuses and After the disastrous loss in politicians wonder how Mondale is igoing to handle his tie to Jimmy Will he act if he never las the Republicans have done with Richard Nixon say Mondale He feels that iCarter gave him more opportunity as vice president than president in history and that the experience gave him a unique He will not in any sense walk away from said an Hell welcome Carters Your representatives Tom Loeffler House of Representatives 1213 Longworth House Office 20515 John Tower United States Senate Room 142 Russell 20510 Lloyd Bentsen United State Senate Room 240 Russell 20610
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