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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 7, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Uch sBaBamAfliaBBslABlam HeraldZeitung 92 200 o FRIDAY 1963 25 cants 92 200 Local student critical after fall from truck 18 Pages2 Sections USPS 377880 By PATRICIA YZNAQA KINO Staff writer A New Braunfela High School student remains in but condition in the intensive care unit at a San Antonio hospital after a prebonfire accident Thursday Julie a suffered multiple skull fractures Thursday morning when she was blown out of a truck bed carrying brush for schools annual homecoming New Braunfels ISD Charles Bradberry said early Thursday afternoon that because of the school of ficials had decided to cancel the It just wouldnt be Bradberry Bradberry said reports to the school district indicated that Clonts injuries were very and that she had been described as being in critical she had not required surgery as of press time The accident occurred about on Highway less than a mile from Loop police Another student who was also on the truck bed was not police Police said Clonts was riding on a pile of brush when a gust of wind picked her and the brush off the truck and threw them onto the The students were taking brush to Cypress Bend where the bonfire was See Page 10A Was it humane AUSTIN AP Prison officials are reviewing deathbyinjection procedures in the aftermath of Tuesday nights aborted execution of James David to make sure they are Autry lay strapped to a wheeled hospital stretcher with intravenous needles in serted in both arms for an hour and three minutes before receiving news his execution had been stayed by a Supreme Court During that paramedics allowed a harmless saline solution to enter his bloodstream while waiting word to start the lethal the execution was the needles were removed from Autrys and he was taken back to his death row cell at the Ellis I understand there may be some changes in Mark White said Ive been led to believe they prison officials are reveiwing those procedures and trying to make certain that they are done as humanely as Im not going to make any specific recommendations other than to say that the penalty itself is the and Prison officials review Autry case not the administration of and it should be done in the most humane fashion possible the governor That was the design behind changing from the electric chair to death by in and it should not be utilized and hopefully it will never be utilized to make it any more severe than it already White Prison administrators Thursday defended the decision by Warden Jack Pursley to strap Autry and insert the needles almost an hour before he was to be Family meal Phillip Schulze tried to share his sandwich with younger brother but John seems more interested in chomping on Phillips Staff photo by Cindy Richardson The two youngsters were having a picnic with their parents on Laurel Lane while their father was on his lunch IRf Fight over MADD Butlers statements not authorized by local i This the New Braunfels Fin is pushing than ever to warn r students about flre Although Fire Prevention Week t officially begin until fire department per sonnel and volunteers have begun visiting the schools within the city They plan to visit all the schools in the city in the next Fire Inspector Robert Reed Fire Chief Jack Wilson said Fire Prevention Week is an intensified period of what will be a yearlong With us from now on its going to be a yearround ha The fire department has spent about in new educational films and handouts this Reed See MA By DYANNE FRY Staff writer When Grant Butler wrote to the outlining cooperative efforts bet ween Mothers Against Drunk Drivers and the Wurstfest and criticizing Suzanne Hildebrand for her constant in terference in Comal County affairs he was not speaking for Everybody agrees on John president of the local MADD said he knew nothing of Butlers letter until he saw it in print Sunday I wish it had never he State MADD president Marinelle Tim mons told Reynolds that if Butler had been speaking for the the Comal County chapter would have stood a good chance of getting its charter Its against MADD policy for one chapter to publicly criticize Hildebrand is an active member of the San Antonio and Butler wrote some very uncomplimentary things about Butler says he knew the letter was going to get him in But hes not at all sorry he wrote I may have been out of order but Im tired of Im tired of the I felt somebody had to stand up for our com and I was the logical one to do he He and his were instrumental in organizing Comal Countys MADD and Butler was president until about a month At the September he voluntarily turned the job over to vice president In his controversial Butler referred to himself as vice president of the local That was not Reynolds un As far as hes when Butler gave up the he became just another member of the He may not even be a member But no one seems to know for Im They got rid of Butler told the HeraldZeitung on He said Reynolds had told him that the state MADD organization would terminate his and that he would be getting a letter to that I dont know that hes been asked to But she Marinelle Timmonsi kind of talked like she might do Timmons said that was the local chapters But she cant see Butler being much of an asset to the if hes going to keep making unauthorized statements that reflect badly on MADD as a We agree with part of it the said Five MADD including Reynolds and did indeed meet with Wurstfests executive board two weeks and made four suggestions for improving the safety level of the Reynolds said the board agreed to three of the We felt prett good about Reynolds His group decided to write a letter to the local commending Wurstfest for its willingness to work with But no one authorized Butler to write the He did that on his He called attention to the bad rap Wurstfest had received in the men tioned the board meeting with and I am personally satisifed that the Wurstfest Association is doing everything in its power to insure a safe As even intelligent person there is nothing the Wurstfest Association can do to control an individual once that person leaves the Wurstfest Butler went on to compare Wurstfest to any number of San Antonio festivals at which beer is and to wonder why Hildebrand doesnt stay in her own Of that will not gain her as he It was a statement Hildebrand made last month on radio or television that finally prompted him to write the Butler She said she had seen people crawling up to the bar at Wurstfest and being served more Butler says hes never seen anything of the and nobody he knows has seen it She hasnt contacted us i the local MADD chapter for just as though we didnt Then she makes these he He made the same complaint to when she phoned to reprimand him for the The HeraldZeitung listened to a recording of that Timmons told Butler that even if his complaints were there was still no reason to take them to the You dont blast other chapters you dont blast Timmons If you have a you go to Suzanne or you come to See Page 10A Testimony conflicts on ticket directive Inside By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A large crowd of spectators in 207th District Court Friday morning heard testimony about DPS James Holders alleged instruction to his troopers not to write tickets in Precinct New Braunfels patrolman Spencer Gremmer said he had heard Holder say something along those I dont recall his exact but it was something like dont file cases in Harold Kruegers court until he decides whether he wants to be a gun dealer or a justice of the The occasion for such testimony has been an injunction ordered by Judge Robert Pfeuffer stopped Trooper Robert Butlers transfer to Rockport with a tem porary restraining and the hearing ia to decide to diaaolve that order or attend Butler has made claims tha transfer waa and that hes barn dUcrimlaatod against far reporting violations of law and Testimony was heard Monday and but had to bo put on hold Pfeufferi docket IB The picked up agate Friday with a Gremmer began his time on the stand with his account of a West End recalled in testimony Tuesday by Butlers partner Keith Both Simmons and Gremmer alleged that DPS Trooper Gary Wong had struck a suspect while he was handcuffed and saatbaltod in the patrol In Assistant Attorney General Raed Lockhoof asked Gremmtr when this incident Could it have happened as far back as April I doubt Grammar Lockhoof than said thats what records Paaca Justice Harold Krusfar took tha and was Have you ever heard of a directive from OPS superiors involving lav enforcement activity IB your area Kruasjar tatf that BuUtr and several othars told him about Sgt Holders directive not to fila tickets In Precinct I and ha said ha did aat maka that Kruafar All othars I spoke to said that ha Tha Judge said tkjo put hta IB an unusual I have always held DPS parsniuMl IB high IB the they have always true aa4 But la this aaataaaa is I deal kaav who to Todays Warm and humid this with a 20 percent chance of Considerable cloudiness tonight and Saturday bscomiaf partiy cloudy by Winds today and tonight will be tram the southeast at 10 15 nilaa par Sunset tonight will be at and sunrisa Saturday at am Ai Up Tha National aad Aaaariean League playoff aeries shift to Chicago and Philadelphia today with both knotted at a game Baltimore blanked Thursday to tie the AL aeries as rookie Mike struck out 14 White Tha Phillies aad Dodgers resume their aeries today la PhJlisikhU after aa off day while the Sea aa4 Orioles meet in Unemployment rate declines to lowest point this year af Chats soddsat Thursday ap OB to Uakera volleyball In Us feat to Hays at lerrviBa to district art cutiimo comet MAM AMY aWTIHTAJNMfWT MOMMCOPf OUftOUttOCUt II IA IA IA WASHINGTON APi The nations unem ployment rate declined to percent in the lowest level in 17 as close to jobless Americans found work in the continuing economic the Iabor Department reported million Americans were still reported to be looking for jobs but unable to find the Department Septembers decrease in the overall jobless rate was just percentage point from the August level of But it restored the downward trend that had been interrupted when Augusts rate held steady at the same rate as in Unemployment had declined in most months since last Decembers the highest level in 42 Both government and private analysts have said they expect the rate to continue with companies calling back laidoff workers or hiring people for newly created jobs as the economy ex pands in its recovery from the 1M142 But those analysts have also said the improvement is likely to be Todays report said total civilian employment climbed to a record million in up from At the same the labor force of people holding or wanting jobs increased by to An alternate unemployment which the more than 11 million armed forces personnel stationed in the United dipped to percent from Augusts la further encouraging the department said the number of discouraged workers those not counted as unemployed becauM they have You just cant drop from percent to percent in a Three years of very weak economic performance left unemployment so its unlikely we could have anything like full employment about percent before Economist Robert Westcott given up looking for jobs totaled million in down since when the statistic was last and off from the recession high of more than million at the end of Whites accounted for moat of this improvement as blacks continued to account for a disproportionate share of the discouraged total 31 the report In the number of people who have I looking for work for six months or longer slightly to million from Augusts total of 1447 The report said about million jobs have eeea created this Economists have said those in creases should even if the recovery is down as many If hininsss can keep opening faster thin Americana stream iato tha labor the unemployment rate will decline evea further
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