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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 13, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas Smoke fills hall of nursing home By DYANNE FRY Staff writer The west wing of Colonial Manor Nursing Home was evacuated Thursday night after a heating unit blew a filling the hall with The New Braunfels Fire Depart ment sent four units at followed by a Civil Defense team and a number of volunteer who had heard via radio scanner that the wing was on There was more smoke than as it turned By 11 city firemen had pinpointed the source as a roof mounted heating Shift Captain John Williams said that the unit had causing the tran sformers to burn and that the ventilation system had picked up the smoke and spread it through the west Within the nurses and aides were moving some 15 dislocated residents back to their Friends and relatives who had rushed to the home after hearing the alarms looking Colonial Manor had plenty of people on hand to because the smoke alarms went off just at shift it Friday the 13th Friday isnt such a bad but when you combine it with the number watch As Associated Press correspondent Hugh Mulligan points the two working toegther create the need to avoid black throw salt avoid Since 1984 is a leap there will be three Friday the 13ths this See Page Crime dropped in police department reports A lot of things went up in New Braunfels last but crime went Police Department statistics for the seven national index crimes theft and auto theft show an 11 percent drop for City officers worked major cases during the past 12 as opposed to in Numbers went down in each of the individual categories except which showed a 10 percent No murders were reported in the city last whereas there had been one each in 1981 and The number of reported rapes dropped from five to for a 40 percent Assault was down 20 percent burglary nine percent and theft seven Police Chief Burney Boeck thinks this may be a nationwide but hes still pretty happy about his An 11 percent decrease in your major crimes is pretty especially the nine percent decrease in he He admitted that 315 burglaries was still too many nearly one a but said burglary in recent years had been a headache for law enforcement authorities Auto thefts dropped from 79 in 1982 to 53 last showing a 35 percent Boeck said that 79 was sort of a bumper and that 53 stolen cars in a year was more or less average for this New Braunfels had a three percent increase in index crimes between the end of 1981 and the end of See Page 12A New Braunfels Haw Texas HeraldZeitung rn QO 1H OO Donao0 Cootirme FRIDAY January 25 Cents Volume 10 20 Sections USPS 377880 Prices post lowest gain in 19 years WASHINGTON AP Wholesale prices rose a minuscule percent last the smallest gain in two the government said Gasoline prices fell a record 10 percent home heating oil costs were off The overall increase was less than onefifth the percent gain in As for last months prices rose just the Labor Department as a percent decline in energy prices offset sharp meat prices Even before todays Producer Price Index for finished goods was analysts were hailing the economys performance last economist for the New York investment firm of Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb predicted the new report would be the capstone of a year of rather sensational statistics on Added Thomas chief economist for San Franciscos Crocker National The news is great for Not since 1964 when prices rose only percent have wholesale costs risen so They were up percent in 1981 and percent in The good news about prices last year was largely attributed to the moderate percent increase in food about the same as in 1982 Much of the food price improvement came as a result of meat price declines posted throughout the fall as producers trimmed their herds in the face of skyrocketing feed But Decembers showing increases of percent for beef and veal and percent for offered See Page 12A Equipment lost A grass fire off Watson Lane Thursday afternoon spread to a nearby destroying a gocart and a camper shell owned by Eulalio De La Fuente of New The fire also did Kuempel files for 2nd term Edmund state representative for Guadalupe and Kendall wants to keep his job for a couple more at He filed Thursday morning for a spot on the Republican primary ballot in The Seguin businessman was elected to represent District 46 in November defeating Democratic nominee John During his first term in the Kuempel was named one of the top 20 conservatives there by the Young Conservatives of When the regular session endedlast Kuempel cited the tougher Driving While Intoxicated laws as one of the legislatures top along with steps to keep the budget under Edmund Kuempel Ownby death still mystery SAN ANTONIO AP Federal investigators who initially were baffled by a terse note saying a two star general had been executed for crimes against the people of the now say the man might have committed The FBI said Thursday that Army Reserve Robert Ownby could have looped a noose around his neck and stepped into a secondstory stairwell after tying his own hands behind Two notes were found at the headquarters building at Fort Sam including a typewritten message pinned to the generals sweater that read convicted of crimes by the Army against the people of the Sentenced and The body of head of the 90th Army Reserve was discovered about His jacket and wallet were found in a neat See Page 12A Inside Todays Weather Staff photo by John Senter some violence to the shed but no injuries to humans were The winter reported at also burned four to six acres of Assault case It will be cool this turning cloudy and cold tonight and There will be a 30 percent chance of light rain increasing to a 50 percent chance Winds will be nor therly near 15 mph decreasing to between 1015 mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Saturday wiill be at High today will be in the mid low tonight near and a high Saturday in the upper This mornings low was and yesterdays high was DEATHS RELIGIOUS TV 11A Jury deciding fate of Ramon Amaro By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer As of presstime a Comal County jury was deliberating whether Ramon Amaro was guilty of aggravated assault or acted in selfdefense against Robert Cavazos on the night of Cavazos required at least 50 stitches around his nose at McKenna Memorial Hospital after an altercation inside Broncos Bar that He had been cut by Amaro with a A string of witnesses gave varying courtroom accounts of the incident But District Attorney Bill Schroeder chose to ignore those variations in his closing arguments and concentrated on the Did Amaro have the right to do what he did by law so Amaro was Schroeder intentionally I dont Someone hit See Page 12A senators accused of pork barrel politics SAN ANGELO AP The im portance of Goodfellow Air Force Base training programs to the national defense lias been challenged and the base included in a list of so called pork barrel programs by a presidential advisory ac cording to published The Presidents Private Sector Survey on Cost also known as the Grace Commission because of its Peter Grace of the multinational Grace It has been studying at President Reagans request aU aspects of federal operations with a view toward effecting greater governmental ef The section released Wednesday related to what the Washington Post describes as monuments to the multibilliondollar porkbarrel tradition in which members of Congress obtain and prolong costly andor questionable projects from Alaska to Commission members decided to delete most of the names of the projects and all congressional names from their final but that the newspaper obtained a copy of the original The Post said the Grace Com mission learned that the Air Force had determined a million annual savings could be effected by closing but that issue is thanks largely to John chairman of the Armed Services Tom Loeffler RTexas of House Ap propriations and Lloyd Tom Loeffler left and Senators John Tower center and Lloyd Bentsen were credited with the survival of Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Loefflers vast West Texas district includes Comal In Goodfellow activity cen tered around more than 100 courses in military intelligence training offered to Air Force and Marine the San Angelo Standard Times reported The programs are called cryptology When Goodfellow was put on the closing list in it was one of a million package of military installations and 40 radar sites proposed for closure or the StandardTimes Of the facilities on that most of the radar sites and some of the military installations have since been closed or while Good fellows role in training military in telligence personnel was determined by military and congressional members as an appropriate and important link in the national defense A spokesman for Bentsen said Tuesday in response to the Grace Commission I am certain that Bentsen is proud that he was able to keep Goodfellow Air Force Base It is important to our national defense and he is going to continue to be very proud of what he An aide to Tower told the Dallas Times Herald the senator certainly doesnt view Goodfellow as and that the base has a long future as an important part of our military in a statement issued See Page UA
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