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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 11, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas u New Braunffels BvMMIMSt 10XAS 92 202 Zeltuno 12 Pages TUESDAY October 25 cants USPS377 Search underway for Watt successor WASHINGTON AP Former Wyoming Clifford Hansen may not be running for the job of interior but hes not exactly walking away from As the Reagan administration put the task of finding a replacement for Junes Watt on a fast track often mentioned as a leading said he was com plimented to be Three years when the Wyoming senator was Reagans first choice for the interior Hansen took himself out of the complaining about the financial disclosure But this time Hansen says the rules have been relaxed indicating they wouldnt be the impediment they once I am sure the president has a lot of good people to consider and I am complimented if I am one of Hansen said in an Thats the sort of thing that is best not an While the search for a successor began in Watt played tennis Monday in view of reporters as his chief spokesman offered more details on his bosss decision to step down following an 18day uproar over his description of a a two Jews and a cripple on a coal leasing advisory For the time Watt remains interior agreeing to stay on the job until a successor is confirmed by the Edwin Meese the presidents said the ad ministration hoped to have a replacement chosen in a week to 14 days and Senate approval by the time Congress adjourns next While Meese refused to speculate about possible other administration and Capitol Hill sources said others in the running in addition to Hansen are Manuel Energy Secretary Donald who served as Watts See Page 12 Highway patrolmen deny Butler charges JAMES WATT By DEBBIE D0LOACH Staff writer The second floor of the Comal County Courthouse has been a sea of Department of Public Safety uniforms for over a week Monday individual troopers finally had their say on the witness Attorneys for DPS first had a chance to crossexamine Robert the man who has taken James his James Adams and DPS to court to fight a transfer order to Butlers suit alleges misappropriation of public funds andor and abuse of official powers by state It also states his transfer to Rockport was punitive in for reporting violations of law in good faith to appropriate law enforcement Ann Kraatz with the Attorney Generals Office asked Butler why he hadnt used the DPS chain of command review available on unwanted When DPS said I was it came from the Hes already got his mind made and DPS isnt going to go back on Butler Isnt it true that you yourself requested a transfer before your Rockport notice came she I wanted to work on the Iaw Enforcement Task Its a stepping stone to becoming an and I saw a way to get back to this area that Butler I saw no way to ever rorne back as a Butlers first choice for Task Force duty was His second choice was You used to be on the team in Comal didnt you1 Kraatz asked Butler said he helped with the But the sergeant told you that you werent on it jnymore because you had alienated some of the older members He said something like Butler but he wasnt interested in rny side of the Butler had testified last week about files he kept on Holder and his fellow troopers He described those records Monday were more like a a daybyday account of what I I wrote down things I saw that werent and when the sergeant would memo me on Id look See Page 12 County seeks temporary remedy for jail By PATRICIA YZNAGA KING Wire editor Commissioners learned Monday that the county does not have to go through the for mal bidding process to begin work on a temporary minimumsecurity Earlier this the commissioners authorized jail architect Chris DiStephano to expand architectural drawings to include a 48bed minimumsecurity facility dor the commissioners and Comal County Sheriff Walter Fellers were to study the feasibility of converting a floor of the present jail into a minimumsecurity The dormitory would house prisoners until the new jail is County Attorney Bill Reimer said Monday that if the situation was considered an emergency the county could get informal bids from previous jail bidders over the instead of going through the formal process of advertising for The situation could be considered an emergency if Fellers felt that the safety and health of the prisoners was contingent on the temporary Reimer since federal law supercedes state the federal requirement of a minimumsecurity facility would automatically supercede the state requirement for formal he If the county does not get this taken care we will be liable in federal Reimer County Auditor Bate Bond told com missioners that the sheriffs office has already spoken to potential The highest bid was which included all the modifications required by the Jail Standards The facility would house about 16 Bond Commissioner Precinct 4 Bill George said that the City of had plans for a portable building which would hold 24 The plans were available free for the the county to he George said the which met jail would cost between to County Judge Fred Clark said the court would consider the jail plans in Hillsboro and weigh the options against present jail ex Comfund ataglance Current status Goal Balance Needed Working together MADD agree to 3 of 4 proposals By DYANNE FRY Staff writer The local Mothers Against Drunk Drivers formed in the wake of William Dale Savages involuntary manslaughter trial last plans to monitor this years Wurstfest very said MADD president John Savage was convicted of killing Ruben Sauceda in a traffic accident on the second night of Wurstfest He later pleaded guilty to the deaths of Saucedas wife and two who lost their lives in the same During the Sauceda admitted to having attended Wurstfest and there were some empty beer cups found in his The incident drew a great deal of at tention from Bexar Countys MADD and led indirectly to the forming of a Comal County Five members of his group met in late September with the Wurstfest Associations executive to discuss ways to cut down on drinking driving hazards during this years Tom executive vice president for said the two groups agreed on most Reynolds said the MADD members felt pretty good about the joint but planned to keep in touch and see how Wurstfest follows through on the measures We made four They were in favor of Reynolds MADDs fourth which was that each Wurstfest guest be limited to six cups of didnt go Reynolds group had suggested a punch card and the Wurstfest committee said it didnt have the manpower to implement such a system this The two groups also seem to have different opinions as to how effective it would Reynolds said he thought the committee members were sincere in their efforts to make Wurstfest a more familyoriented My concern I dont think theyre going far If every ticket stub had six holes to be punched for beer We know that some people would take other peoples tickets and buy extra Reynolds But we would hope the person who gave them the extra ticket would be the one driving Purdum thought a punch card might encourage more because guests might feel that they had to buy all the beer theyre entitled We dont average six cups a he MADDs other three suggestions were to warn against excessive drinking in the Wurstfest brochures and put up staysober signs on the highways ap proaching and run shuttlebuses between the Wurstfest grounds and the local hotels and Regarding the first We asked them to clarify because we felt that putting a warning in there would call too much attention to Purdum What they said that they would like us not to talk about In Wurstfest stopped advertising beer in its brochures and schedules several years Purdum That was part of the associations effort to control the crowds and attract a more familytype See Pace 12 Murder charge deals a blow to Southside SAN ANTONIO AP The superintendent of Southside High School says his district has been knocked back three years by the publicity that ensued after a 14yearold student was accused of killing a woman by slashing her The a freshman at was arrested Friday and charged with the slaying of 34yearold Lynn Clara Investigators said the throat of a mother of was slashed several times during a rape attempt at her home near the Three of the boys teenage who also played hooky to drink were released after fcwing questioned by sheriffs We are fighting a bad said Southside superintendent Ronald We had made tremendous which is not to say we dout have loag to A school assembly was called for today to Southside students to regain the districts he could not diacuM what StriplJMry Inside Todays Weather Today will be partly cloudy and with highs in the midMs and southeast winds blowing 1015 miles per A cold front is expected making Comal County cloudy and with a SO percent chance of Tonights low will be in the Wednesday will be mostly with a 40 percent chance of storms and a high in the Winds tonight will be from the north at approximately 10 increasing to IS mph on Expect much cooler temperatures Thursday through with skies clearing off some time Thursday Sunset today will be at 7 and sunrise Wednesday at 7 JO CROSSWORD SPORTS M TV Charges in lawsuit Fellers says Comal County Sheriff Walter Fellers said he knows which unidentified deputies are named in a million lawsuit filed by a New Braunfels family claiming false arrest and I think I know who they but Id rather not Not while the suits going Fellers said The filed in District Court alleges that three unidentified deputies searched and jailed four members of the Benedele family last October without probable cause or Brothers Bill and Robert Benedele and Georges pregnant wife were charged with either driving while intoxicated or resisting The suit states the charges were later Theres been a thorough in photo Tall order Abram Davila guides the drilling rig to its destination as work continues on the New Braunfels National Bank expansion on Walnut Avenue The bank expansion was one of several major projects begun in helping boost building permits to then highaat total for 1963 Clonts condition still critical New Braunfels High School senior Julie ClonU remains in critical but stable condition at Methodist Hospital in San the daughter of and Arthur Ml Twin suffered muPintt skull fractures Thursday mor ning after she was blown off a truck on Highway less than a mik from Loop She was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital for emergency and was later transferred to Methodist Hospital MI Saa classmates were carrying brush for a homecoming bonfire at Cypress Bead Park when the accident occurred The homecoming bonfire was canceled because of the School officials said dunng the weekend that although ClonU injuries were very her condition was New BrnunfeU police said that the ac cident was the first accident in many yean U be associated with hwl
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