Tuesday, August 23, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 23, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas IP n i Counterfeit bills turn up at two local banks By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer New Braunfels banks did not totally escape the products of the largest seizure of counterfeit money in South Texas Monday by San An tonio and federal Officials at Texas Commerce Bank New Braunfels and Guaranty State Bank have each reported four counterfeit which have been connected to the San Antonio Secret Service officials have said targets in an otherwise unspectacular drug investigation casually told undercover agents about the counterfeiting operation at Alamo 12159 Valllant Federal officials alao speculated much of the million In bogus money was earmarked for payments to drug At least nine San Antonians have been arrested so and more arrests are expected in the continuing The fake bills have mainly plagued stores on San Antonios northwest while Nelson security officer at Texas Commerce said Tuesday his bank had connected one two and one ISO bill to the latest At Texas none of the bills came over the teller The bills all came through that had accepted them from Kohlenberg Dan Dietert at Guaranty State Bank said the facility had received at least four fake At least three of them were he We dont know where two of them came but several others came to the bank through River Road They are fairly good counterfeit Dietert The quality of paper isnt the and thats one way we spotted Robert Hughes it New Braunfels National Bank reported Tuesday hes had no But he was quick to add the not at this Kohlenberg went a step further in identifying the fake bills with this latest ring through his Secret Service He even made his fin dings available for But the public must remember all these characteristics not just one or two have to be present on the same bill to identify the fake Counterfeit bills connected with this latest ring have a federal reserve seal of Thats the alphabet letter inside the seal to the left of the presidents The series must be The check which appears in the bills upper left must be and the face which appears next to the check number in the lower right corner must be the back plate on the back side of the bill in the lower right corner must be Counterfeit bills connected with this ring will have a K inside the federal reserve a 1981 a Hl check a H250 face and a back plate number of Fake bills will have a K inside the federal reserve be a 1977 have a check letter of a face plate of and a back plate number of Kohlenberg has come across to different identifications for connected with the latest counterfeit One identified series is a 1977 and has a K inside the federal reserve a Cl check a C155 face plate and 109 as a back plate The other series has the same charac with the exception of 121 for a back plate New Braunfels New Texas HepaldZdtung 167 12Pages TUESDAY 167 August 25 cents USPS 377380 Tower to step down Senator bored reports state WASHINGTON AP John the Republican chairman of the Armed Services will announce today that he will not seek reelection next GOP sources A leading conservative spokesman since he came to the Senate in Tower will announce his decision at a news conference in Austin this A spokesman for Linda confirmed the news conference but declined to discuss what the senator would Reports of his decision not to run first appeared in todays Houston The decision by the 58yearold incumbent surprised for he had already raised more than million for a reelection campaign to keep the seat inherited from Lyndon But Tower was also said to be one of the more vulnerable GOP incumbents up in 1984 as Democrats scrambled to win the nomination to oppose A GOP source here said that Tower had kept his decision very close to the He is simply bored with the said the Republican who requested Another source said Towers decision appears based on a feeling on his part that once youve gone through this so many you just dont want to grovel for votes again like a prizefighter that quits at the said the of Tower told close friends in Wichita Falls Sunday that Im just tired of being a the Wichita Falls Times and Record News reported I am burned out but I have no plans to leave the friends quoted Tower as I hope to work for See Page 12 Krueger touted as f rontrunner By ROBERT JOHNSON Editor Bob Krueger lost by an eyelash in his bid to unseat John Tower in hes the man to beat in the 1984 Texas Senate and his main opposition apparently will come from his own Democratic Party instead of from the Republican Bob Krueger was the frontrunner in the Democratic Krueger campaign manager Harmon Lisnow said Now hes the frontrunner in the Contacted in New Braunfels Tuesday before leaving for his Austin campaign headquarters Krueger in dicated he was somewhat suprised by the But he also said he had heard rumors as far back as 1978 that Tower might not run They were so 1 never gave them any he Krueger said Towers decision is a tremendous boost to our Usnow Were going to take a quantum jump A campaign aide in Austin described who arrived there around 10 as effervescent as he greeted people in the John Tower has been in office for almost 24 so one has to respect Krueger He was a formidable I think Tower knew he was in for a tough Lisnow Bob Kruegers very Both Krueger and Lisnow said the candidates which has remained in place since his narrow defeat six years should put him ahead of the Krueger pointed out he anounced his intention to run See Page 12 Alicia donations Jennifer Wolfshohl center and Kellie and Jerry Young help David Schlather in van and James Duffy load items to be sent to victims of hurricane Alicia on the Texas Local Jaycees and the Senior Citizens Center have coordinated the Statipholu Frances Bridges and donations came from several including the Red Home Care Volunteer Action Center of Canyon Lake and Civil Consumer prices took modest jump in July WASHINGTON AP Consumer held in check by a second straight month of falling food rose a moderate percent in the government said For the first seven months of retail prices rose at an annual rate of just bettering the percent clip for all of last Prices over the last 12 months have risen only percent the smallest gain in 17 Also helping hold down the overall rise in Julys Consumer Price Index was a modest percent increase in gasoline Those prices are now percent lower than a year despite Mays percent surge and Junes percent The percent drop in food prices resulted largely from fresh cuts in meat a trend expected to reverse itself next Food prices overall had dropped percent in the steepest onemonth plunge in seven In Julys percent seasonally adjusted gain doubled the percent advance of the previous Even with todays economists were still predicting that inflation this year will be less than last years which had been the smallest in a Leading the decline in food prices were a sharp percent drop in pork prices and a more moderate percent decline in the costs of beef and Fresh fruit prices rose percent while fresh vegetable prices tumbled Egg prices were off While meat prices were declining for the second straight month and further cuts are expected as producers trim their herds rather than pay rapidly rising feedgrain analysts caution that meat prices will begin rising next year as the number of animals going to slaughter The rising grain prices are largely the product of the drought that has scorched much of the nations Meals eaten outside the home rose percent last Food bought at grocery stores declined Alcoholic beverage prices were up Across the prices last month were slightly higher than in June care costs rose per a bit above the increases of each of the previous six months but much less than the doubledigit gains prevalent over the last four Even those costs have soared percent in the last the sharpest gain for any of the major components of the costs were up per double Junes percent Homeowners costs rose percent while renters expenses rose heating oil prices rose percent after falling percent in Natural gas prices also turned rising percent after falling percent in the preceding Since last heating oil prices have tumbled but natural gas prices have soared car prices surged per cent following increases of 1 percent in May and New car prices were unchanged after climbing slightly in the previous Overall tran sportation costs were up percent last prices rose following a percent gain in Entertainment costs increased the same as in All the changes are adjusted for normal seasonal variati If last months percent increase held steady for 12 straight the yearly advance would be See Page 12 Wrecker ordinance passes final reading The wreckerpermit ordinance became law Monday City Council made just two minor changes on the third Council members Barbara Tieken and Max Winkler pushed for a lower permit but were voted down by four other council members following City Manger Delashmutts Weve lowered it from all the way to Delaahmutt citing changes made upon second reading of the Donnie Seay held that the annual fee of Just per was not It will only have to be paid After the first a company can renew its permit for which is a little over per Seay Tieken moved to amend it to with a which is still much higher than the City of Austin she Laverne Joe Rogers and Mayor Stratemann voted against the Tieken and Winkler in turn voted against the but it Mayor Pro Tern Gerald Schaefer was The two changes made clarified the status of wrecker operators who dont want to be on the police departments nopreference list they dont have to get a permit at and made the list of required equipment more so that companies can upgrade as technology Two other points came up this month in Police Chief Burney Boecks meetings with wrecker but the council didnt give them serious At least one operator wanted to do away with the weekly rotation system now used by the police and go on a singlecall Delaslunutt didnt favor Two drivers liked the idea of putting an allowable tow fee in the Botck I dont think thats See Page It Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecait calls for partly cloudy and hot through Winds will be southeasterly at 1015 mph today and shifting to southerly at 510 mph Not Me Philippine PmWent Ferdinand Marcos says a hit man was hirtd to kill his politics Banigno Aquino Officials from Aquinos party are demanding an investigation into the mur Time For A Change A reader asks Abby if she can ensure that her wishes in a living Will can be Abby says they but if a doctor says switch CLASSIFIfO COMICS 1M CROSSWORD 1 DEAR ABBY HOftOSCOPf 1 OPINIONS SPOUTS M STOCKS I TV LISTINGS 1 WEATNfM Ways and means Prince Solms parking sent back to board By DYANNE FRY Staff writer The idea of more Tube Chute parking is going back to the Parks Advisory And this the question is more how to do than whether to do it at Parks advisors didnt like the idea last time it was brought They may not like it But the City Council is leaning in the other almost without Members who opposed more parking before appear to have been won over by a letter from Alfred widow of the man who made the city a gift of Prince Solms Plans call for the large green space on the east side of the Comal River to become a landscaped picnic areaVarious community groups have resisted moves to pave any more of it than is already Uebschers received by Mayor Stratemann in indicated the family would be willing to She called attention to the inconvenience suffered by residents of the neighborhoods around Prince Solms whose streets and driveways are often blocked by the parked cars of Tube Chute She said it wouldnt hurt the park much if a new parking lot was put in next to the tree line along San Antonio an area she described as unsuitable for Councilmember Donnie Seay thought the corner at Liberty and San Antonio might be even more Thats just a bald caliche Grass hardly grows he Thats one of the questions the parks board will be looking Councilmember Barbara Tieken said shed like it to study another 1 think were looking at something much bigger here than whether were going to park 165 cars or 1 think were looking at park she The down Liberty is now limiting the number of people who can come in on a given Is there a limit to what the Tube Chute can handle Tieken Is there a point where too many people in one stretch of river becomes a health hazard Surely the Texas Department of Health has some guidelines about how many people can be put in a See Page It