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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 20, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas 4A New Braunfels February Opinions ttorald Dave General Manager Robert Editor Jack Anderson Was woman a victim of strange cult Not long a tragic young woman named Helena Stoeckley stepped out of the shadows to save a man from life in She told my office a story that brought her nothing but grief and Last month she was found dead in her hideout apartment in South Her statements implicated a black witchcraft cult whose she had threatened her with Her story also embarrassed the authorities who may have sent the wrong man to Stoeckley was a key witness in the murder case against Jeffrey the Green Beret doctor who is now serving three consecutive life sentences for the 1970 murder of his wife and two young daughters at Fort What made Stoeckley a crucial witness in MacDonalds case was that she had said she was a member of the cult she perpetrated the This corroborated MacDonalds claim that not but a drugcrazed hippie group had killed his family and seriously injured Unfornately for Stoeckleys posttrial disclosures were not admitted as evidence to support the appeal of his At his Stoeckley had said she couldnt remember the events of the tragic night at Fort Since Stoeckley told my associate Donald Goldberg that MacDonald was telling the She admitted being part of the drug John Hess State of confusion Dan the had graciously consented to explain the state of the union to his sons class in prep After summing it he invited you said President Reagan deserved credit for slowing inflation and cutting interest but had to accept responsibility for increasing How did he do those things cut taxes and ran up a record But isnt that supposed to be in flationary Not when industry is running at twothirds of Youve noticed that prices have turned pretty except for a few things like prep school But how did Reagan slow down inflation By his tight money How did he tighten sir This is pretty technical Are you sure you want to hear it When the Treasury borrows a that makes money unless the Federal Reserve creates a lot Reagan told the Fed not You mean the reserve is not really independent it follows the election if money was wouldnt that cause interest rates to go up instead of down They went didn t they And they told us in economics that actually the money supply has been growing right Theyre not sure about the but its always been growing faster than the and lately its been running Isnt that a loose money policy To a Not ac cording to the best expert in Teacher said real interests rates are still very Why is that Its a matter of inflationary ex When lenders believe that prices will they are willing to lead at lower Do they have a choice And they are not sure that the country will stay the What course is sir The Reagan course further cuts in taxes and increases in military accompanied by trims in the domestic Isnt that what theyve been doing Pretty Theres even talk of moving up the next tax cut from July to Its supposed to stimulate and eventually produce more tax revenues and so balance the If weve been doing how come unemployment is up And if industry is running at twothirds of why do they expect it to invest more Good Many people think its Japanese and our failure to keep up with the technological You if we have more labor saving wed have more jobs Thats If you say But how is it Reagans fault that we dont Hes the isnt he As I if he gets the credit for slowing inflation and cutting interest he has to accept responsibility for rising But how did he slow inflation and cut interest rates and raise unemployment When you finish youll understand Im afraid our time is For all of this is Dan wishing you all a good oriented cult that committed the She said the motive for the murders was that MacDonald had refused to supply illicit drugs to the which included soldiers at the At MacDonalds 1979 Stoeckley I was afraid that I was going to go to So she claimed she couldnt remember what There was more than just fear of At the trial I was hit on the Stoeckley My nose was broken by one of the members of the He told me the same thing Ive been warned the whole time He Keep your mouth She described the circumstances of her attack at the hotel where she was staying during MacDonalds trial I went out to the ice then he followed me upstairs and the next thing I know he just he pun ched me in the nose and broke That wasnt the only time Stoeckley had been intimidated by members of the she They tracked her down last year in a shoppercenter parking she she was beaten up and her infant son was knocked to the South Carolina police officials say there was no evidence of foul play in Stoeckleys But Prince a former detective in believes that she may have been Beasley had known Stoeckley for 15 years he even picked her up with the other cult members the night after the MacDonald family But Beasley lacked authority in the which had taken place on the military base outside of He held the suspects for Army investigators for nearly two They never showed so Beasley had to let the suspects Beasley says Stoeckley told him on several occasions that she was being threatened by cult In just days before her she con tacted him and asked him to meet Beasley said she sounded but he was unable to meet But shortly before Stoeckley had managed to get a message to She told him of another cult member who could corroborate her That member has since been located and has told Ted a former FBI agent in charge of the1 Los Angeles of involvement in the Shown photographs that Stoeckley had identified as those of members of the drug in formant confirmed the The informant also provided im portant new information on the ac tivities and whereabouts of the cult What is most is that the member of the cult was able to tell investigators where Stoeckley was hiding if one member of the cult know where she was other members might also have NEW BRAUNFELS PARKS RECREATION DEPARTMENT PARKS Remember When 10 years ago today A bill to eliminate radar speed traps conducteonly on interstate highways within the city limits of smaller Texas cities has been introduced in the Legislature by Bennie Bock It would affect towns with less than I think the majority of the driving public should be answerable to the Texas Highway and not to the whims of a select few of the municipalities who oftentimes depend upon such speed traps as the sole source of revenue and sole purpose for the existence of such Bock Three persons filed during the past week for places on the ballot in the three school board elections scheduled for Alfonso a student at filed for Place 4 in the NBISD race against Janelle Incumbent Ken Karger filed for a place on the CISD and Elvin RitUmann filed for reelection in Precinct 1 of the County Board of School Scales of justice Monday tipped in favor of an assistant district attorney after one commissioner vowed he would resist a county court until we try all other John Ktrbicti was joined by Adolph I Sctoefer and Fred Ueclter in killing any chance for the county to have an additional district court or a county courtatlaw in the foreseeable Like everything electrical rates are going up again but customers of New Braunfels Utilities have almost a year to prepare themselves for the The in crease will be one passed onto the customer by the which faces another hike in its wholesale power rate from Lower Colorado River LCRA is proposing a 50 percent hike in its wholesale rate to the effective The Unicorn doubles team of Jill Hauk and Mae Beth Helm upset top rated teams from Lee and Alamo Heights to win second place trophies in the junior division of the San Antonio tennis tournament last The New Braunfels High School Unicorn varsity basketball team closed its 197273 campaign in winning form last crushing the San Marcos Rattlers 7062 Tuesday The win upped the Unicorns district record to 86 and its season mark to 18 Senior Leroy Baerwald closed his high school career by tallying 29 while senior Dan McLellan added 16 25 years ago today Three elementary school principals were reassigned at a special meeting of the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees Tuesday following the resignation of Marvin Doerr as principal of Carl Schurz School to return to a teaching Curt principal of Lamar was named principal of Carl Schurz William principal of Seele was assigned to Lamar and Herbert principal of Lone Star was assigned to Elizabeth Rice Bauknight and Ed Badouh are seeking positions on the NBISD Board of Bauknight is an illustrator of childrens books and a former teacher in public night school in Badouh is an attorney and president of New Braunfels Lumber Ferdinand Simon was elected president of the congregation and the church council of the First Protestant United Church of Christ at an organizational meeting of the council Also elected were Carolyn vice president Marvin secretary and Chester president of the NBISD board for the past two announced that he will not seek re election to the seat he has held for the past three Walter other member of the board whose term expires this has not yet announced his A plan for a complete tax re evaluation and equalization program in the New Braunfels Independent School to be conducted locally under the direction and with the advice of a professional tax was approved by the NBISD board of trustees Tuesday The presented by Frank member of the tax committee in the absence of Chairman Irvin calls for completion of the program before at which time tax statements for the district must be prepared for Winter weather hit New Braunfels Tuesday and Wednesday in the form of a rare phenomenon for this called covering the ground in town with approximately an inch and sending the temperatures down to 20 degrees Thursday The Goodwin Rural High School did not hold classes Wednesday because of the hazardous condition of snow covered county 50 years ago today MIAMI A gunman fired a stream of bullets into the party of President elect Fratfklin Roosevelt Wed wounding Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak and five but Roosevelt was who was shot in the died Thursday A man who was quoted as I kill all Kill all was arrested by Cermak was about 20 feet from the automobile of Roosevelt in Bay Front Park when the shots Startled and momentarily stunned by the Roosevelt waved to the I am all as he was hurriedly driven a Legal action will probably be taken by the city of New Braunfels in the near future against all those property owners who have not connected to the sewer system wherever the system is City Clerk Nuhn referee in gives notice that the final dividend in the estate of Landa In will be declared by him on February 27 and that all claims that have not been filed at that time will not receive Comal County schools will par ticipate in a county meet in various interscholastic league contests for the first time in 15 years the meet to be held in New Braunfels on April County Superintendent Fiedler said A committee composed of Ola Langendorff and Evelyn Tout met Saturday and decided to provide the means of enabling Comal County rural schools to participate in three interscholastic league contests as a start toward more extensive meets in the Winners in the Herald Buy in New Braunfels Essay Contest were an nounced Thursday by a committee of judges to whom the articles had been referred for Isabel English was awarded the first prize of in cash for the best Second and third were awarded to Elmo English Porothy Mae English Grade
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