Wednesday, March 2, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 2, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas 4A New Braunfote March Opinions HmridZettlmg Dave General Manager ftfltor Jack Anderson ExCIA mans hit list included Billy Carter The murky world of exCIA agent Edwin Paul Wilson was one of con stant intrigue and His indictment for plotting murders in prison isnt his first encounter with According to my own lengthy in vestigation of he ordered the liquidation of at least a dozen onetime including his former business Frank himself an exCIA man and a flam boyant cutthroat in his own Hit lists traced to Wilson also in cluded one of my reporters and ex President Carters rambunctious kid Since he was tricked into the Marshals clutches from his Libyan Wilson has already been convicted of smuggling arms and explosives to Libyan dictator Muammar He is now on trial for another explosives He also faces charges that he offered million for the murder of a Libyan dissident and million for the murder of two federal prosecutors and six former associates who testified against My associate Dale Van whose own name was on one Wilson hit located the man who was supposed to rub out Billy The in tended to punish Billy for reneging on a deal with was to have been accomplished by sending the presidential brother a literally ex plosive oil Another Wilson enforcer has come forward and traces his exboss1 assassination orders back to He asked that his identity be so Ill just call him Hit He was hired by Wilson to in vestigate three employees who had disappeared one weekend with some important Wilson found dozens of canceled checks indicating em and told Hit Man Take care of the and then I want the He was referring to the an elderly So the hired armed with a and accompanied by a sidekick carrying a lead waited outside the ringleaders Virginia But the assassins chickened out at the last went to a bar and got thoroughly Hit Man then lied to Wilson the next telling him they had been unable to find the old He subsequently stalled Wilson until the kill order was Hit Mans next target was Douglas whom Wilson once treated like a but who apparently got too big for his As Hit Man remembered Schlachter decided to ease out of the Schlachter and a former high CIA official began talking openly about murdering Ed and taking Hit Man added Because I was the one that Ed trusted the they wanted me to call him in London and lure him back home so that we could kill Hit Man put through the arranged to meet Wilson at Dulles Airport and promptly told him all about the he handed him a wad of appointed him his bodyguard and said If any of those expletive deleted even looks like hes going to do me I want you to blow him Wilson promised the hit man protection from the saying Nothings going to happen to Ill take care of the con Wilson then set up a meeting with Schlachter at a restaurant in down town Hit Mans orders were to wait outside if the con versation didnt go Wilson would signal Hit Man as they emerged from the and Schlachters doom would be But when they came out on the Wilson glanced in Hit Mans direction and shook his head I dont know what happened between but it saved Dougs said Hit Wilson next became disenchanted with a friend from CIA who had been the original contact with Several Wilson associates speculated that there may have been nothing that Andy Rooney Old jobs never get finished they lead to more jobs There are ways we all think that are so wrong that I cant imagine why we continue to think that For we think that if we have a job to well start work away at it and finally finish Wrong thinking Most of the time we do nothing like We start the drop it somewhere in the middle or make a mess of it and have to start More often than not we create more problems than we It doesnt seem to matter what the job It may be vacuuming the living room working on the planting a painting a wall or writing a In each trying to do one simple job leads to another which is not quite so Vacuuming the rug you realize you ought to move the couch and after you move the couch or the chair to get under you remember the bag needs You go to the trash can in the garage and find papers stacked on top of it which ought to be bundled and the living room rug and the displaced couch One job has led to Your representatives Lloyd Bentsen United Sonata Room 240 Russell Building 20510 John Tower United States Senate Room 142 Russell Building 20610 Tom Loeffler House of Representatives 1213 Longworth House Officu Building 20615 Mark White Office Room 200 Stele Capitol Texas 78701 Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives Box 2910 7I7C9 John Traeger Texas Senate Capitol Station Texas 71711 You start your checkbook and realize there are some receipts you You check the pockets of a jacket or pair of pants in the find a spot on the pants and decide you better take them to the cleaners right away if youre going to have them for work One job has again led to Weve just had our kitchen modernized with a lot of fake old fashioned Its very but weve been practically camping out for a and Saturday it was time to move the pans and utensils into the new We had packed them all in boxes and put them down in the cellar while the work was being I started bringing the boxes upstairs and my wife was going to arrange things in the Wait a I We ought to line the bottom of those drawers with or paper at so they dont get all scratched She said they werent supposed to need but I stopped bringing things up from the basement and tried to decide what to line the drawers After two trips to the hardware the drawers are still the pans and utensils are still in the boxes and we arent getting along as well as when I started the Creating more probems than I solve seems to be a specialty of although I know Im not alone in the I see too many other people doing the same thing to feel bad about Youd think that once Id written a column that would be one piece of work out of the way for me but it Someone always writes to say I should have written feel badly not to feel And I have to write them a letter defending myself for not using the adverbial form when Im writing in a conversational For years Ive had a dependable little clock radio next to my but about a month ago the light that illuminates the dial went Last night I brought the clock radio downstairs and started taking it hoping to be able to replace the while I was watching the I thought Dan Rather was eyeing me suspiciously and he was The clock radio is now in Ive lost three of the screws and have no idea how to get it back Fur I never got to where the bulb The only way I ever stay with everything that ought to be done is by not starting a job in the first That I dont go to bed with more to do than when I woke Wilson simply felt compelled to screw every person who ever became a business partner of At any Wilson told Hit Man to kill Terpil and for once Wilson would be in on it Hit Man followed Wilson and Terpil as they drove toward Terpils home near CIA headquarters in But their car got a flat and Wilson managed to signal the trailing assassin to keep that the hit was Wilson never reissued the Terpil and Wilson broke up after they both jumped bail Terpil was last reported hiding out in The macabre footnote to Hit Mans story of aborted assassination is that he and Wilson eventually had a The hit man and his family were threatened by Wilson and his was one of seven names that showed up on a list found on his ap parent Donovan Probe Spinoff Attorneys for the Justice Departments Organized Crime Strike Force in Brooklyn are presenting evidence to a grand jury that could lead to perjury indictments stemming from last years investigation of Labor Secretary Ray The grand jury is hearing evidence that two officials of Blasters Union Local Louis Sanzo and Amadio lied to Special Prosecutor Leon Silverman when they claimed no knowledge that noshow employees had been paid by Donovans former Schiavone on a tunneling Silverman concluded that perjury and similar violations of law were committed by persons involved in the noshow Because Donovan wasnt Silverman turned the case over to At least 10 witnesses have testified so and last week Sanzo provided samples of his handwriting for comparison to signatures on payroll Washington Today Small states bracing for bigtime politicos By DONALD ROTHBERG AP Political Writer To the cheers of a crowd pumped up by a balloons and campaign Walter Mondale vowed to seek out the voters of New wherever they might No no matter how is That is the style of presidential campaigning in New You want to ask your questions eyeball to said the former vice Its the style in Iowa as well and its being practiced intensely by all the contenders for the 1984 Democratic presidential The unsettling fact is that those candidates are out running hard in February a full year before lowans will attend the precinct caucuses that open the process of selecting national convention Mondale and Alan Gary John Glenn and Ernest Hollings and former Reubin Askew are showing up regularly in places like Mason and Four years ago no one had yet in flated the white and blue A few lonesome politicians were traveling around the country without giving speeches to whomever would People joked about how much time George Bush was spending in His effort paid off many months later with a surprise victory over Ronald Reagan in the precinct But that triumph didnt last Reagan campaigned hard in New Hampshire and scored a landslide primary victory that set him firmly on the road to the GOP nomination and the White This year is say many including the people around The rules of the game have The Democrats decided to shorten the process and succeeded in lengthening In 1980 there was a month between the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire This year there will be eight And then on March the first day the new rules allow other states to start choosing at least 10 states will hold primaries or The compression of the schedule has potentially conflicting effects on campaign Reagan had a month to get his act together for the New Hampshire Eight days probably wouldnt be enough time for a front runner to recover from the em barrassment of an upset loss in a state everyone thought he would On the other under the 1980 schedule there was time for campaign money to start flowing to an upset victor in In an upset winner in the Iowa caucuses must already have his fund raising base in place because he will be forced to move right on to New Hampshire before the mail will show any surge of checks from people impressed by a win in the Money is a big reason why can didates are out this Guest viewpoint College auto fees hot issues By EDMUND KUEMPEL State 48 A large majority of the House voted to pass HJR 19 to the Senate Tuesday in a 1387 The constitutional amendment would create a dedicated fund for financing construction for seventeen colleges and universities in The resolution had a million escalating base adjusted for inflation annually on the basis of the Consumer Price Index This portion of the proposal lended itself to several Federal programs based on CPI have shown the index to be an unrealistic in dicator which in turn leads to financial troubles for the In a floor we voted to abolish the CPI index and establish future funding through the vote of the Should HJR 19 pass the the Governor would consider signing the As a con stitutional it must then be approved by a majority of This election date is set for April in auto fees has also been under discussion at the A million revenue increase for the 1984 85 biennium is predicted should present plans go into Although weightbased license fees have been justified since increased deterioration of highways is proportional to heavier proponents of a valuebased system say there are the owner of a Dodge Diplomat pays virtually the same fee as the owner of a Mercedes figures I have seen would raise fees from on an average priced car to cannot support the raising of fees for auto owners by a factor of six to ten times in this difficult economic The House Labor and Employment Relations Committee met this week to hear discussin on HB dealing with a change in the definition of em Because the transfer of a business entitles the former owner and shareholders to draw unem ployment this places a higher unemployment tax rate on the new