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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 7, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas                                t Finalday filings scramble county elections By DEBBIE DeLOACH and DORIAN MARTIN Staff writers Three Republicans and one Democrat waited until Mondays final filing date before putting their names into the race for county Before the deadline had Jack Bremer and Gilbert Villarreal had filed for constable Lester Jonas was in the Precinct 3 county commissioner race and David Achilles joined two opponents on the ballot for Jonas old Precinct 3 One announced former highway patrolman Robert did not file by Mondays 6 deadline for the Precinct 3 constable Bremer Joins two other GOP can didates Carl Davis and Walter Van Auken who are trying to unseat incumbent Walter who has held that office since a New Braunfels is a Marine Corps veteran and has 24 years of law enforcement experience with the Justice and Treasury He retired in 1980 as the Assistant Regional Commissioner of Operations in the Customs Service in Noting the long time spent in law he I think its time to give something back to the Id like to have a sophisticated sheriffs He added he would bring new thoughts and new blood into the organization and I think thats a former sheriffs cited internal problems when he resigned as lieutenant of investigation on Fellers said the officer quit because he wanted an 8 to5 But Villarreal said I told Sheriff Fellers if I was not able to be effective within the department due to internal then I may as well have taken an 8to5 job to spend more time with my Wanting an 8to5 job wasnt why I he My resignation stemmed from a super visor causing friction among the That affected working The matter was taken to the and I wasnt utisfied with the Villarreal worked over eight years with the Comal County and was named Officer of the Year in 1982 by the Breakfast Lions The award honors the late Ed who was killed in the line of duty as sheriffs investigator in September That was about the time Villarreal was promoted to he He also listed letters of com mendation from the Federal Bureau of the New Braunfels Police the Drug En forcement and the Texas Department of Public Safety Nar cotics Division for his assistance in the biggest drug bust in Comal County in July He said he also helped establish a fingerprint program in 1983 for the countys young I know this campaign is going to be an uphill The sheriff has See Page 12 New Braunfels Hew Texas HeraldZrituno 27 12 Pages TUESDAY 1984 25 Cents USPS 377880 Three file for seats on Council By DYANNE FRY Staff writer Retired resort owner Bob Henry made good his promise to run for City Council in He was the second of three candidates to put his name in the hat on first day of the official filing Kenneth Joe a local opened the filing on Monday Rolf Edward a self employed increased the field to three before City Hall closed its bought Landa Resort in the and built the Schlitterbahn next door in He has since turned over operation of both businesses to his he told the Herald gives him plenty of time to serve on the Henry and his family are presently engaged in litigation against the City of New A federal filed August 1983 in San was on the March 5 court docket at last Both Henry and City Attorney John Chunn have said in the past few weeks that they were negotiating the possibility of a has an office at 457 and lives at 566 Kerlick See Page 12 Rebels take West Beirut Krueger kickoff Bob and Kathleen Krueger chat with supporters at a political rally Monday night which kicked off the New Braunfels natives campaign for The which was preceded by a sponsors Staff photo by Frances Bridges reception at Kruegers drew several hundred people to the Civic The can didates 70member local steering committee sponsored the Lebanon AP Rebel Moslem militiamen took charge of west Beirut today and called a final ceasefire with the beleaguered Lebanese A Christian militia commander summoned his fighters for a showdown with the Off the battleship New Jersey opened fire to halt a shelling attack on the American Marines in One Marine was reported wounded by mortar Another had been wounded the fiercest day of fighting since the latest outbreak in Lebanons civil war began last About 30 Embassy considered nonessential were evacuated by helicopter from the State Department reported in Officials in the Near East Bureau of the department said that represen tatives of the Agency for International Development and private contractors people who couldnt get to work because of the fighting in the city were taken to ships of the 6th Fleet and probably will be transferred from there to the island of It happened moments ago and Its still said a official Evacuation begins WASHINGTON API The United States today began evacuating nonessential personnel from embassy in the State Department said Some 30 workers were being taken out by said officials who declined to be who asked not to be quoted by One official said the embassy remains including the consular Asked if there are plans to evacuate more American personnel or to close the the official not at this Secretary of State George traveling in Latin told reporters the Western governments represented in the multinational force were considering possible changes in the forces He did not specify what changes were being Victorious Moslem militiamen took up positions throughout west driving armored personnel carriers through some The weakened by held on to See Page 12 Shuttle astronaut makes historic walk in space CAPE AP Astronauts Bruce McCandless and Robert Stewart unhooked lifelines today and became the first humans to fly free in using a gaspowered jetpack to propel themselves more than 300 feet away from the shuttle Challenger and back We sure have a nice flying said McCandless as he went The tests of the jetpack are to demonstrate the ability of an un tethered astronaut to retrieve and repair satellites in On the next mission in an astronaut is to use the jetpack to move over to the defective Solar Maximum Satellite and secure it so it can be brought into the cargo bay for replacement of a faulty electronics McCandless maneuvered cautiously at carefully testing the new pulsing its moving back and up and making certain all was He proceeded at a deliberate speed of about 2 mph equal to a slow Im going to head with your he Mission Control gave him permission to move out 150 There are some jealous folks down Looks like youre really having ready to help if Their colleagues in the commander Vance Robert Gibson and Ronald also were alert to fly the ship to a rescue should things go wrong during one of the free The TV pictures showed Mc Candless heading with first the Earth in the background and then the eerie blackness of He seemed to be rolling slowly as he adjusted his Its McCandless com The sun just came into my He was surrounded by a grand vista of sun and At one point he took time to look down at the globe Im over the Florida At 150 feet he stopped with a camera attached to his took TV pictures of the which were relayed to Mission Then he moved back toward ready to move out 300 feet on the next A successful test of the jetpack would ease some of NASAs pain over the loss of three satellites on this 10th shuttle Although the cause of the failures was not immediately they could scramble the future launch Informed of the third failure today none of them the crews fault a disappointed commander Vance Brand said That blows our Brand and the other crew Robert Gibson and Ronald watched their spacewalking colleagues and were ready to fly Challenger to a rescue should things go wrong during one of the free The pack is a backboardlike contraption with gas fired 24 jet thrusters provides the The astronaut controls the thrust with hand levers on each of the two With his right the astronaut operates controls that can send him tumbling or With his left he controls straight line movement up down or A minicomputer teamed with a gyroscope on the jetpack can automatically fire the jets to hold the space walker in one That enables him to do work in space with both hands free while being held relatively Clad in pressure McCandless and Stewart began their space walk at opening a shuttle airlock high above South Africa and floating into the 60footlong cargo whose doors were open to the vacuum of They were attached to guide wires by 50foot See Page 12 Water slide gets permit from state The Schlitterbahn water slide got its permit to increase the diversion of water from the Old Comal River New Braunfels City Manager Delashmutt described Mondays hearing before the Texas Water Commission as real Attorneys for the city and New Braunfels Utilities made no ob jections after Schlitterbahn owner Jeff Henry explained that the request was in the interests of clearer The amusement parks slides could continue to operate on the present gallons per Henry He added that the quicker flow up to gallons per minute would increase aerating the water in the same way a sewage treatment plant The result would be a cleanerlooking which people would be more in terested in floating Henry All the water circulated through the Schllttorbahn is returned to the old river bed at a point feet up stream from where its taken The water is pumped to the top of parks castlestyle runs through the slides and back into the Spokesmen for the parties involved indicated there was enough water in the Old Comal channel to support the increased The entire springfed stream passed through this channel at one but a manmade channel built in the mid1800s now carries most of the water around the other side of Landa The two channels join at south end of Hinman downstream from the Mondays hearing was a con tinuation of a hearing originally scheduled for at which time City Attorney John Chunn asked for a continuance so that the city could study possible impact on the banks and river Jeff Henrys Bob described the months delay as harrassment on the part of the Inside Todays Weather It will be mostly clear and mild then turning cloudy and cool through There is a 30 percent chance of light rain or drizzle and a 50 percent Winds will be from the southeast near 10 mph light tonight and 1015 mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Wed nesday will be at Two of Three In local basketball Canyons girls beat Gonzales 4443 on a shot with eight seconds left in the while Smithson Valleys girls bombed Southaide 7739 Monday New Braunfels girls werent quite so as they lost to Predericksburg DEAR TV Parks board tables cangobbling machine The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board decided Monday night that a Golden Goat reverse vending machine was not the answer to the park systems litter Board chairman Sharon Phair said Aluminum Vending Systems which gobbles up aluminum cans and gives money in is a great But the cost of the and the amount of business required to make it pay is too big a bite for the city to chew at this board members If they had a scaleddown model of that little and could put one in about six different it would be Phair said after the meeting He cant afford to put one everywhere we need And if youve got one where do you put it who left before the board voted to table the idea had indicated hed be willing to try a Golden Goat somewhere in the park So his San Antoniobased company has dealt mainly with putting the machines in the grocery parking The New Braunfels is due to get one in the next few Fitzgerald He thinks the community is big enough to support two Golden Goats but he does expect a certain return on his The machines cost approximately Fitzgerald AVS pays for main tenance and To break the Golden Goat must take in an average of pounds of cans per at 25 cents per If a machine does that well or AVS pays the host business a 10 percent commission on the If the take is consistently the company cant afford to keep the machine in Fitzgerald The parks board understood his And so members cant think of a location strategic enough to meet the After a look around the Fitzgerald seemed to favor a spot near the new bathhouse at Prince Solms Park He didnt know that the City Council had just agreed to charge a fee for driving into that area on summer weekends and Board members agreed that a machine there might get stray or even from the but that the fee would probably discourage local residents who had saved larger quantities of Board member Carl Fox said the Prince Solms circle wasnt a good idea because its so congested during the There would be no place to park while unloading Other locations suggested included the Union See Page 12   

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