New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 13, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
New Braunfels Hera\d-Ze/tung Tuesday, August 13,1985
Cause for crash unknown
QUINLAN (AP) — A Hunt County Sheriff’s investigator said there was no immediate explanation for the midair collision over northeastern Texas that killed three Jackson, Miss., men on a business trip.
Two Dallas area men survived the crash Monday by making an emergency belly landing of their plane in nearby Van Zandt County, authorities said.
The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office identified the three Jackson men as broadcast executive Owens Alexander, 63, the pilot; his son,
Doug Alexander, no age available, and son-in-law Kurt Baskin, 33, who were partners in a landscaping business.
Hunt County Sheriff’s Lt. Bryan Henson said federal investigators were trying to find the cause of the crash, but “there’s no explanation right now.”
The sheriff’s office said the Alexander plane
was a 1974 Cessna 206 six-seater en route from Jackson to Love Field in Dallas.
It collided with a larger twin-engine Super King Air beech 200, an eight-seater, which was being flown by two commercial pilots on a training flight from Dallas Love Field.
Chief Deputy David Alexander of the Hunt County Sheriff’s Department said the smaller plane left John Bell Williams Field in Raymond about 8 a.m. and was en route to Dallas when the collision occurred about IO: 15 a.m.
Hunt County sheriff’s deputies said the larger plane came down on the Cessna at an altitude of about 3,000 feet.
“Parts of the little plane were still stuck to the larger plane when it landed,” said Deak Hagler, who lived near the crash site.
The two survivors, who were unhurt but almost “in shock,” were identified as Milford Fred Dickson, 48, of Duncanville, and Scott A. Schlegelmilch, 25, of Dallas, said Van Zandt County Sheriff Travis Shafer.
The two pilots managed to land the plane in a rural area near Wills Point, damaging only two fences, Shafer said.
The plane was registered to Jet Fleet Corp. of Dallas. Jet Fleet president L.R. Space said Dickson and Schlegelmilch were experienced pilots who did “a tremendous job of getting down.”
The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration were investigating the crash, which occurred near I^ake Tawakoni, located in Hunt and Van Zandt counties.
Tommy McFall, an investigator with the Ft. Worth field office of the National Transportation Safety Board, said Dickson, the pilot of the Beechcraft, told him he saw the Cessna only at the last instant.
“He said he saw it off to the left. They were coming at each other,” McFall said.
Associates of the senior Alexander said the men were flying to Dallas for a meeting with T.3. I^andford Enterprises of Shreveport, a broadcasting company in which Alexander owned an interest.
Alexander was vice president of Capitol Broadcasting Co. of Jackson. Alexander’s son and son-in-law were partners in a landscaping business.
Texas GOP freshmen most conservative
WASHINGTON iAP> - Texas’ six freshmen Republican congressmen are among the most conservative rn their class, according to a political action committee that rated their votes during their first six months in office.
The Fund for a Conservative Majority said Reps Joe Barton of Ennis, Dick Armey of Denton and Tom Delray of Sugar I.and. voted IOO percent “correct” based on IO votes selected by the group as a barometer of their conservatism.
Texas' three other freshmen Republicans — Beau Boulter of Amarillo, Mac Sweeney of Wharton and I-arn Combest of Lubbock each scored 90 percent in the group's ratings All three disagreed with the FLM on the same vote emergency farm aid The Fund for a Conservative Majority is a major PAC contributor to conservative political candidates “For the second straight session of Congress. Republican freshmen are more conservative than the Republican delegation as a whole.” the organization's chairman, Robert Heckman, said in a statement released with the ratings.
Heckman said the study demonstrates tlial the Reagan revolution is alive and well’’ and that candidates do not feel they must become more tinnier ate in order to get elected
Texans elected seven new congressmen last year, six of them Republican. Four of the Republicans won seats previously held by Democrats. The 28-member Texas delegation now has a record IO COP members.
Republicans scored a 76 percent conservative rate on their votes last Congress, according to the group. This year’s GOP freshmen scored 87 percent based on their votes for the first six months, or ll percent more conservative, FCM said
Heckman said a similar survey two years ago showed the COP freshmen voting 6 percent more conservatively than the rest of the Republicans.
Here is a list of the IO votes and the position FCM considered correct:
— Military aid to the Contras in Nicaragua i for i.
— Humanitarian aid to the Contras ifon.
— Humanitarian aid to the Contras in supplemental bill <for).
— Economic sanctions against South Africa 1 against i
— Funding for MX missile (fon.
Funding for so-called “Star Wars” defense system i for I.
— Emergency farm loans I against I.
— Federal aid for family planning against >.
Federal Election Commission appropriations t against I.
Man arrested for killing elderly women
BOSTON (AP) — A man released after he couldn’t find a house where he said he killed two elderly women surrendered late Monday, hours after a warrant was issued for his arrest and a day after the victims’ bodies were found.
Ronald Guest, 37, was accompanied by his two sisters when he turned himself in at police headquarters, and faced arraignment Tuesday, said Kevin Foley, an officer assigned to the office of Police Commissioner Francis Roache.
Guest, who was drunk when he appeared Saturday at police headquarters, was named in two murder warrants, police Deputy Superintendent John E. Barry said in a news conference earlier Monday.
Police drove Guest around in a fruitless search for the house, and he was held overnight and early released Sunday, said Barry. The women’s bodies were found Sunday evening.
Guest confessed to the slayings Saturday, said Detective Mary Evans.
The bodies of Velma Goodwin, 85, and Harriet Cady, 75, were discovered by Mrs. Goodwin’s daughter, who had been unable to contact her mother by phone, said Ms. Evans.
“In my own experience, 50 or 60 times a year people confess to stuff they never did,” Barry said in discussing Guest’s release.
The cause of the women’s death was still not known, and police had no motive for the slayings, said Barry.
Austin drip rules get even tougher
AUSTIN (AP) — Even tougher water use restrictions were being enforced today, with officials saying Austin’s water treatment system has been working too close to its capacity.
The stricter “Stage Three” rules were imposed by City Manager Jorge Carrasco after three days of water use above 157 million gallons daily. Friday, use hit a record 168 million gallons.
“Phase Three is in (effect) and will stay in until we have five clear days of pumpage not exceeding 157 million gallons,’’ Deborah Dahlke, of the city's Resource Management Department, said Monday.
Violations of the rules can bring a fine of $50 to $200
It is the first time Austin has unposed the third phase of its water conservation plan. The new rules prohibit use of portable lawn sprinklers and impose other limits on outdoor water use.
Austin, located along the Colorado River, has
plenty of water. But the city’s water capacity has failed to keep pace with booming population growth.
The city began voluntary conservation measures on May I and imposed its mandatory “Stage Two” restrictions — limiting outdoor watering to once every five days — on July 28.
I^ast summer, mandatory conservation was in effect for about a month, but the city didn’t hit the third stage. This summer, the hot, dry weather has continued without letup. Sunday’s high was IOO degrees, and yearly rainfall is 2.19 inches below normal.
City officials said they had been getting complaints about low water pressure.
“In some of the areas of town, especially in the outlying areas of the southwest and a little bit in the northeast, their pressure dropped off.” Ms. Dahlke said.
“Low pressure has the potential of being a fire hazard. We were just concerned,” she said.
City officials also have voiced worries about mechanical breakdowns as the three treatment plants produce near capacity, which previously was pegged at 165 million gallons daily.
Under the tougher rules, lawn watering will be allowed only once every five days, based on a system keyed to street addresses. Use of portable sprinklers is prohibited, meaning residents can only water lawns with hand-held hoses, buckets of 5 gallons or less, a drip irrigation system or a permanent sprinkler system. Watering also is banned from noon to 7 p.m.
Elsehwere in central Texas, about 7,000 customers of a company that supplies water to rural areas in five counties have been told water rationing will being this week. The Aqua Water Supply Corp. notified its customers in Travis, Williamson, I>ee, Bastrop and Caldwell counties.BrieflyBeaumont budget means 189 less employees
BEAUMONT. Texas AP' - The elimination of 189 city positions are necessary to avoid an $8 5 million deficit by the end of this fiscal year, the city manager of this financially troubled city says City Manager Karl Nollenberger is expected to present the proposed $74 million budget to Beaumont's City Council on Tuesday. Final adoption of a city budget is set for Sept. 27 Nollenberger recommends cutting the cit) positions over one year by moving displaced employees into
newly vacated positions and paying their salaries with a $2 million transition fund. A reduction in employee benefits and no pay raises for the fiscal year are also included, he said.
With this recomendation, Nollenberger says, the city would save the city $1.5 million and city spending would drop by 15 percent, about $12 million from last year’s budget.
Among the suggested cuts are 13 positions in the fire department and 30 within the police department. City residents also may see cuts in garbage pickup, library hours, street maintenance and health services for
Nollenberger blamed most of the city’s poor economy on the city’s $20 million investment loss to ESM Government Securities.
Abducted mother, son found dead in car trunk
BRENHAM 'AP) - A 35-year-old mother and her son were found dead in the trunk of their car after being
abducted on their way home from church and authorities say suspects are still at large.
Kathy Coppedge and her son.
Casey, ll, were found about ll p.m. Sunday Brenham on U.S. Highway 290 near Burton, Brenham Police Chief Alfred Becker said. The two apparently suffocated, he said.
Police were called Sunday evening after Mrs. Coppedge and her son failed to return from church services in Brenham, located 70 miles west of Houston. One church member reported seeing the pair in their 1982 Buick with two men shortly after services ended at noon, investigators said.
Police were told late Sunday that the car was parked along the highway, IO miles west of Brenham.
Man Discovers His Marriage Is One of Convenience for Wife
DEAK Altin lh
for nearly I Ii r« beautiful J i vear «* ;i41 (lur marriage h. but I considered
ive been married ears to a v*rv I woman I am .ll t iteen perfect it better than
average with one exception — "Bettv ” has no interest in "ex Once ever\ twoof three months is enough for her. then sin acts Ilk* she s doing me a favor
When I try <IimU". it with her she gets angry D« *pit« our clit ferenoes I haw- given her all my devotion and a vt tv comfortable lite with all the material things a woman could want—a lovely home. clothes, jewelry and a car of her own
Two weeks ago I discovered that Bett\ had been seeing a married man I was shocked and hurt When I confronted her "he admitted it, and told me she'd never been physically attracted lo me, she married me bet aune I hat! money and she wanted to get out of her parents home She says sin “loves me”—hut not in a physical way
Betty doesn't want a divorce She says she s strongly attracted to the married man and will not give hun up She insists that sin wants to save our marriage, but needs to see her lover twice a week I find this totally absurd and unacceptable.
Abby, is this marriage worth saving-'
HI R I ING HUSBAND
DEAK HUR I ING: You didn t have much of a marriage in the first place. Bv Betty's ow n admission, she used you. You may qualify for an annulment.
DEAK ABBY Everybody writes to you to get something off their chest. well. now it s my turn
Does anyone realize how ditto ult it is for a woman w ith a child to get a date * Once a man finds out a woman has a child, he assumes she wants to get married and stick him with a readymade family, then boom! it s all over!
Abby, that s not true There are some women, like myself, who would just like to go out with a member of
the opposite sex once in a while lf marriage is in the cards then it will work out lf not, well. it was fun while it lasted So where does a decent woman meet a decent man? Don’t suggest church. I don’t belong to one.
LONELY IN I.FU IGD PA
and bodies, enjoy sports, music and theater, and cs en to w orship the Lord. vv hcthcr v ou belong to a church or not. I hey also meet through the thoughtfulness of friends.
bi w ll
iF.AK ABBY Am I touchy out of i* or overly sensitive to resent it en someone ask" Is that dress new ’
I enjoy tieing complimented on my clothes but I bristle when I am asked "Ibiw much did it cost ”
I never know what to say. so I foolishly respond as though I were on the witness "tand. having sworn tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing hut the truth
Am I an oddball to teel that these impudent questions? And how houtd such questions la* handled 1 KH KING MYSELF
DEAR LONELY: Here we go again. Decent women meet men w here decent people go tc, entertain themselves, do volun- sp teer work, improve their minds
DEAR KIU KI NG; You are no oddball. Quit kicking yourself and have the answer ready. To any question that strikes you as being impudent or out of line, haul out the standard response: “Whv do mu want to know?”
CONVUWIH MHH IRKED
Auto Repair Q
Automotive • Tiro* • 24 Hr Wracks* Sortie*
''Turning Customer! Into Friend,
365 LANDA ST
Teao e Voigt
. FEATURED ON YOUR _ WHITE & GREEN PHONE BOOK COVER!
Thank Goodness It’s Rib Day (All Day Tuesday) at
A Barbeque Restaurant in Historic Gruene
1299Gruene Road AU the Ribs you can eat with the trimming •649 Now with table service on the casual dinin* deck! Catering__ 629-6121 Open 7 days
Rusty Brandt’s Problem:
Heavy-traffic carpet to clean...
IN 350 ROOMS!
(Mr Brandt manages the well-known CAMP WARNECKE RESORTS.)
“I'm glad I called the professional-Terry Streuer. His re gular carpet cleaning and care keep Camp Warnecke's carpets much fresher...prettier. We need his protection of our big carpet investment!"
CALL TERRY FOR FREE ESTIMATE
1630 Highway 81 West
In 30 Minutes!
Just take 30 minutes and tell us the names and $ phone numbers of IO people you feel would Uke tog try out a cellular car phone
For each person you recommend that allows us to j install a car phone for free, we will pay you *30.
Just call or writ*:
Hill Country Communication*, Inc.
790 Rock St.
Now Braunfels, Tx. 78130 <5121 629-5888 Or
1-800-531-1U5 $ ‘Otter expiree August SI. 1#*5 ^
To All Interested Persons and Parties:
You are hereby notified of the opportunity for written public comment concerning the Special Permit Application No. S-9808 by Mont-Hard Inc. for the manufacture of Door Hinges in New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas. The location being 2415 Lifehaus Drive. Additional information is contained in the public notice section of this newspaper.