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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 5, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels Nsw Ttxas 198 Zdtuno t WEDNESDAY 32 Pages 3 Sections USPSJ77 Autrys life spared at eleventh hour HUNTSVILLE AP Convicted killer James David Autry was strapped to a death house gurney with a needle in his arm today when he was told four minutes after his execution was to have begun that a Supreme Court justice had granted a a 29yearold drifter condemned for killing a store clerk over a sixpack of was awaiting a lethal jolt of chemicals when Justice Byron White granted a stay of execution at CDT The state failed in an at tempt to overturn the stay When Autry was told at 11 39 that there would be a He did nut say one word or have any prison spokesman Rick Hartley At the still bound by leather straps in the Texas death cham was told of the Hartley Once again there was no Three minutes later he was off the gurney and at he was back in a cell adjacent to the death the spokesman Autrys execution had been scheduled for just after Ann press secretary to Mark said the stay was granted on the basis of a California case wMch Attorney General Mattox said deals wttfc the question of proportionality of the sentence whether or not the sentence granted one person given the teawi penalty is the same or comparable to a sentence given someone else for an equal See Pafe ttA DPS case Butler says pets behind his transfer Reading Olympics Classes at Comal Elementary School may not be able to rival the opening ceremonies of the 1984 Summer but they gave it a good shot Tuesday to usher in their Reading Each class marched with a banner Staff pfinln hv Cindy Ruhanteon to the parking where runner Shannon Albrecht carried the Olympic Under the students will receive medals for reading a certain number of By DEBBIE DaLOACH Staff writer Two days of testimony in delayed Department of Public Safety Trooper Robert Butlers transfer to And the delay will Presiding Judge Robert Pfeuffer told the court late Tuesday afternoon he had a special setting in Lockhart Wednesday and a regular docket there So since testimony was not concluded Tuesday Butlers temporary injunction hearing will pick up again at 9 Friday in 207th District Court The decision on extending the restraining which put the Rockport transfer on or dissolving will be up to Judge But he cant make that decision until all testimony on both sides has been In testimony Tuesday Butler named James Holders and gave his own definition of a transfer for the good of the Butler listed Holders pets as troopers Ron Lin Gary Jim Shea and Tommy He said each one See Page 1A Plans at a glance NBISO 52 plan District Minority 1 2 3 4 5 Population to Total MALDEF plan District Minority 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Population to Total deviation NBISD voting choices outlined MALDEF offer proposals By ROBERT JOHNSON Editor Trustees face a decision on the future of the New Braunfels ISO election system at their 18 They can choose from one of three plans 1 some 2i all or 3 no And that choice will probably be between the first and third several trustees indicated Representatives of Tucker Gibson and Associates and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund presented their voting plans at a hearing Tuesday at New Braunfels High School We tried to maximize minority said Tucker president of the San Antonio in outlining his plan to Gibsons firm has been retained by NBISD to draw up redistricting Gibsons plan calls for a 52 system five singlemember and two at large MALDEFs presented by staff attorney Judith calls for seven Trustees can choose either of these or take the option no Thats the current election under which all seven trustees are elected atlarge by numbered trustees indicated the MALDEF plan was not to their Four of the seven board members Bob Garland Gene Scott and Don Bedford would fall into District 6 of that Only one could run when that district came up if the MALDEF plan was Under the 52 Bedford and Lloyd would be in the same But the possibility would be open for two of those three to run Both plans create two districts with See Page 12A Residents air views at hearing Jose Valdemar Espinoza once a New Braunfels LSD trustee now a City Councilman said the Mexican American community wants representation on the Esequiel Torres said the Hispanic community needs that representation because the allAnglo school board doesnt know whats going on in that part of Davis Jackson said Mexican Americans could have that represen tation if they would and argued that a plan to create seven singlemember which would include two minority was tantamount to giving up influence on the other Jackson and Torres spoke at Tuesdays hearing after the two redistricting plans had been Tucker retained by the outlined a 52 plan five singlemember two atlarge Judith representing the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational outlined MALDEFs plan seven singlemember Espinoza noted there had not been a MexicanAmerican on the school board in four years since Mike Garta was defeated by Gene Scott in We need the help of the Espinoza and we have not gotten that He said he wants the matter settled MALDEF has threatened to take the matter to court if a plan is adopted which the group and that will be Espinoza If MALDEF the district will have to pay all the legal and that means using tax Espinoza who was defeated by Rudy Reimer in the April trustee represented the 200member Mexican American See Page ttA Walesa wins Nobel Peace Prize Norway AP Lech founder of the nowoutlawed Solidarity labor today won the 1963 Nobel Peace Prize for his struggle on behalf of workers rights in Communistruled The Norwegian Nobbel Committee said it honored Walesa as an ex ponent of the active longing for peace and freedom which in spite of unequal unconquered in all the peoples of the the first Pole to win the coveted was chosen for his made with con siderable personal to ensure the workers right to establish their own the committee It said the 40yearold former head of the first independent trade union in the Soviet had worked with a determination to solve his countrys problems through negotiation and cooperation without resorting to Walesa had left his apartment this morning to hunt for mushrooms in the woods and was not at home when the prize was said his wife Oh I am very very she said when reached by telephone at their home in the Baltic port of where Walesa helped create Solidarity at the Lenin Walesa enteredd the international spotlight in August 1980 after a summer of strikes and labor Solidarity forced Polands govern ment to allow the right to strike and organize independent Those gains were negated later by the banning of Solidarity and the im position of martial The Nobel in a statement explaining its said Walesa has attempted to establish a dialogue between the organization he represents Solidarity and the The read by Nobel Committee chairman Egil did not speculate on whether Walesa will travel to Oslo to receive his award and Nobel Prize check on The awards always are given on that the anniversary of the death in 1896 of Swedish dynamite inventor Alfred whose will established the Nobel This years stipend for each winner is a record million Swedish kronor almost Walesa is only the second peace prize winner from the Soviet Inside Todays Weather Todays Comal County weather will be sunny and warm with a high in the low Tonight will be clear and cool with lows in the middle Winds will be eastnortheast at 5 to 10 miles per hour light and variable tonight and from the east Sunset will be at and sunrise at CLASSIFIED 1012B CROSSWORD 2C ENTERTAINMENT 11A OPINIONS SPOUTS TV LISTINGS 2C Two teenagers arrested in theft of dynamite By DYANNE FRY Staff writer County lawmen recovered four cases of dynamite and arrested two men Wednesday morning in connection with a weekend burglary at Strawn Explosives on Krueger Charles Scott 18 and Burke were charged with burglary of a nonhabitation and placed under arrest at 10 in the Comal County Sheriffs Both men were released on surety bond to district court before Precinct 2 Peace Justice R Blanchard issued arrest warrants at 9 and set each suspects bond at when they turned themselves in at the sheriffs office an hour said Investigator Gilbert The dynamite reported missing Monday from Strawn Explosives was found at approximately concealed on a wooded lot in the Preiss Heights Villarreal In addition to the four cases of there were two boxes of cord and two boxes of The money value was under but the danger was said He said the alertness of Deputy Roger Nolle had made the case for While on weekend Nolte made note of a suspicious vehicle in the vicinity of Krueger When the explosives theft was reported on the date Nolte added helped lead to the said the Mares gave an address on New Braunfels Route Tiedt lives at 711 At press time county authorities were preparing to file charges on another arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a 11yearold local woman Sunday morning Comfund halfway to goal The Comal County Community Fund has gone over the halfway mark toward its 1913 drive goal of Comfund secretary Her belin reported a total of and that was fee benefit of todays Weve still got a lot of major in dustries so we can see the Were just trying to get everything Theres at least 1530 blue envelopes in the mail every said Those were sent out by atm financial institutions and ttte Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative with their htUiag So far as calling and asking to thats pretty well wound she Local agencies that are Comfund reaches its fUMM goal include Salvation COBM County Mental HealthMental Retardation Crisis Youth Red Head Boy and Girl Scouts of Senior Citizens muiuty Service ArtfvttH Childrens Child Welfare County Womens Lake Volunteer Action Society for Autistic Comfund getting closer Way   

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