New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 18, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
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Tye Preston Library to mark sixth birthday with open house
Tye Preston Memorial Library will become a bouncing six-year-old Sunday.
To celebrate the occasion, Friends of the Library will host an open house and reception at the library on FM 2673 in Sattler from 2-5 p.m. Sunday.
The party will serve several purposes, Librarian Mrs. Louise Jernigan said. Five new sections of library shelving, recently completed by Roger Gregston and his crew of volunteer helpers, will be exhibited to library patrons. So once more the rapidly-expanding library has plenty of space for new books.
Guests of honor at the celebration will be the library’s 13 present volunteer workers and the 37 lifetime members of Friends of the Library. President of the Friends is Mrs. Nelda Urban. Special recognition will be given to new officers of
the Pilot Club, which was the library’s founder and steady contributor since.
Tye Preston Library opened on May 13, 1972, as the Pilot Club Community Library, and was housed in a temporary cottage in Sattler. In May, 1973, the cottage was sold and the library’s 1,600 books were put in storage.
I,and was donated by E. Harrison Preston for a library building, and a permanent building was built and dedicated on Feb. 20, 1977. By late 1978, the library was bulging at the seams, with almost 10,000 volumes. So a fund-raising drive for a new annex was begun.
On Sept. I, 1979, the library became part of the Texas Library System, with a librarian approved by the Texas State Board of Library Examiners. In December 1979, construction began on the annex, which was dedicated on Feb. 22,1981.
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Tower planning bid for new Senate term
John Tower will run again
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John Tower has all but officially declared his intention to seek re-election in 1984 and predicted he’ll be the “number one target” of liberal political groups.
He'll also be the target of New Braunfelser Bob Krueger, former congressman and ambassador-at-large to Mexico. Krueger, who has not yet announced his candidacy, has given indications he would seek a rematch against Tower in 1984
“I'm doing a lot of things that would make it appear that I am” going to run again, Tower said at a news conference on Thursday.
The Texas Republican said he would not make a formal an
nouncement “until somewhat later in the year or early next year.”
“But I would call your attention to the track shoes I’m wearing,” Tower told reporters.
Krueger, who also has not made an official announcement, has made no secret of his candidacy. “Bob definitely will run,” his assistant, Nina Guinn, said Friday Krueger, who ran for the Senate after representing the 21st Congressional District for four years, lost by a few thousand votes out of over two million cast.
In a recent fundraising letter to
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I Libya threatens clash with U.
Ken Thayer's dinosaur flats —first tracks, now bones (and $10 for politicians)
Staff p flu to hy Sandra Jackson
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Libyan strongman Col. Moammar Khadafy has threatened military action if Libya is “pushed too far” by U.S. naval maneuvers that might extend into Mediterranean waters claimed by his country.
He said the Gulf of Sidra w ill be turned into a "red gulf of blood” if the U.S. aircraft carrier Nimitz and its battle group move too far into the disputed waters in the southern Mediterranean off Libya’s north coast.
“We will not permit America or any foreign state to enter the Gulf of Sidra or any other part of Libyan waters,” Khadafy said Thursday in a speech to his Parliament. “The libyan people are ready to fight to defend their land, their w ater and skies.”
President Reagan has said there are no plans to engage U.S. forces in the region even if Libya dashes with its U.S.-backed neighbor Sudan. But Reagan did say American troops are authorized to defend themselves if fired upon.
In August 1981, two U.S. jetfighters from the
Nimitz shot down a pair of Libyan planes after being fired on while conducting war games over the gulf. The Nimitz and its battle group just completed another set of maneuvers in the area Today, the official Soviet news agency Tass denounced the U.S. naval movements as a “dangerous provocation ... a continuation of the U S. anti-Libyan campaign."
Tass said the Pentagon’s “provocative militarist fuss” was intended to “establish undivided rule of U.S. imperialism in the region through military pressure, undisguised blackmail and diktat.'
Khadafy, in his speech, said, “Entering Sidra is an invasion of Libya Libyan people want to Ir e as free people and won’t accept foreign occupation The Gulf of Sidra will turn into a red gulf of blood if anyone tries to sail through it by force.”
Some of the w aters claimed by I aby a are IOO miles from its coast. The United States recognizes a three-mile limit.
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A skeleton crewInside
Dinosaur bones found with tracks at lake
By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writer
A dinosaur “graveyard” has been found on the Ken Thayer property between Sattler and Starkville, the same property where scientists eight months ago found more than 500 footprints made by the gigantic beasts.
The discovery was confirmed by Dr. Carl Baugh, paleo-anthropologist and president of International Baptist College in Crystal City, Mo. Baugh says this is the first time in paleontological research that skeletal remains have been found adjacent to dinosaur footprints.
Products of his recent digging are “bones without a doubt,’’ said Baugh. He thinks the bones may have belonged to a diplodocus dinosaur. He estimates its length to have been 42 feet, though the species was known to grow as long as 90 feet.
Haugh is head of a team of 20 certified scientists, 12 of them doctors, who have been working in Texas for the past ll months. They are creation scientists, involved in substantiating the Biblical record which claims the direct creation of humans by God.
Baugh estimates the age of the dinosaur bones at approximately 5,000 years. He believes the animals died during the great flood of Noah, as recorded in the book of Genesis.
“We have identified fossil remains in six different strata levels below the prints. This indicates that a tidal effect caught these creatures," he said.
Scientists espousing the theory of evolution — that man evolved from lower forms of life — have estimated that dinosaurs became extinct millions of years ago.
The fact that all the bones are intact indicates that the animals drowned, and that the bones settled as soft parts of the body deteriorated. “These are the best fossil specimens intact that I’ve seen so far,” said Baugh.
Another phenomenon noted at this site is a set of marks that appear to be cartwheel tracks.
“This is a tentative identification," said Baugh. But if the marks are wheel tracks, he feels they may have been made at the same time as the footprints. In some places, the wheels appear to have rolled over the prints. In Others, the prints obscure the tracks.
“We are certain that man lived in a superior form before this time and that he was capable of building an ark, which took considerable engineering skill,” Baugh explained.
His team has spent two days running samples through computers, and Baugh says he has ruled out all natural processes and biological forms that could have made such tracks.
The paleo-anthropologist first came to the Canyon laike area in June 1982, when the dinosaur footprints were found on the Thayer property. The prints were verified by Dr. Juan Langston, head of the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology at the University of Texas.
“I was very excited about tin* first find. but I have been more excited about finding this dinosaur graveyard,” said Baugh. “To our knowledge, this is only the third large graveyard that has been found.” Baugh admits his theories are being challenged by scientists who profess the theory of evolution. That’s all right with him; his team simply contends that the creationist theory is a viable alternative.
“We’re very happy for any scientist to come examine here,’’ he said. “Creation is the only bottom line conclusion we can espouse according to the data, and it should be taught in public schools along with evolution.”
In his opinion, it’s not possible that these skeletal formations could have been caused by erosion. “That would be like a w hirlw ind forming a 747,” he said.
The Thayers and International Baptist College hope to establish a museum supporting creationist evidence at the site of this dig. The building to be erected will be a replica of Noah’s Ark. Baugh said.
He said that details on a lease
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Comal County forecast calls for sunny and mild today, and fair tonight and Saturday. Winds will be from the southwest near IO mph today, and light tonight. The extended forecast calls for fair and cooler Sunday, then partly cloudy and warmer Monday and Tuesday. Sunset will be at 6:22 p.m., and sunrise Saturday will be at 7:07 a.m.Rangerettes Lose
The Smithson Valley Rangerettes, in their first basketball playoff game in the school’s history, put up a game effort against the taller Sweeny Bulldogs Thursday night. But it wasn’t enough, as the Bulldogs romped to a 53-28 win. Sports. Page 6Arts Encounter
Comal Countians wanting a close encounter of the cultural kind should check out “Arts Encounter III” at the Civic Center Sunday. The annual event will include a variety of musical performances and a performance of Circle Arts Theatre’s Windows Are Only Solid Au. It begins at I p.m. Page 2
County mulling choice of jail architects
By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer
After weeks of interviewing numerous architectural firms from around the state, Commissioners Court is about to make a decision.
As of press time the court was discussing hiring of a firm to work on the county’s plans to build a new criminal justice facility.
According to a yet-to-be approved settlement in a federal lawsuit brought against the county by a former inmate, a new jail should be completed no later than August, 1985.
But this settlement still needs the approval of a federal court judge. A public hearing to discuss the settlement is set for
Feb. 24 in U.S. District Court in San Antonio.
Commissioners Court is proceeding, however, as if the settlement (and the deadlines outlined w ithin I w ill be approved.
The court appointed an 11-member citizens jail site selection committee to review possible sites for the new facility and recommend three or four to the court.
This committee has named 18 possible county sites, but is witholding making any final decisions until until its met with whatever architects the court employs.
In the initial planning stages for the new jail, the Austin architectural firm of Holt-Fatter and Scott was employed by the county. This group completed a demograhpic study of the area that will be used in planning the size of the new jail. The court paid $18,000 for this study.
Commissioners interviewed Holt-Fatter and Scott, along w ith more than half a dozen others, as a prospective architectural firm to work on the jail plans.
This same firm later offered to work for the county along with “an associate firm” on the jail plans, if the county preferred.
“The associate agreement will be for the purpose of utilizing the jail planning experience for an associate architect during the programming, schematic design and design development,” Holt-Fatter and Scott said in a letter to County Judge Fred Clark This was “precisely the kind of arrangement which was utilized by Holt...in the design and concept of the recently completed $6.1 million Austin police headquarters,” the letter stated.
The two possible associates suggested by the Austin firm was Dailey and Warm, also of Austin, and Chris DeStpahono of Houston. Both finns were also interviewed by Commissioners Court.
This type of arrangement, according to UFS would cost “no greater than hiring a single finn.” The compensation paid to the associate firms — should the county consider such an arrangemeent — would be paid b> Holt, according to HFS’s letter. The compensation for the associate firm would then be “negotiated” by Holt, the firm stated.
Total compensation paid to Holt-Fatter and Scott would not exceed 7 percent of the project’s total construction costs and would provide for basic architectural and engineer services.Couple jailed; police recover stolen items
By DYANNEFRY Staff writer
A local couple was jailed this week, charged with possession of stolen property Now. police are wondering what to do with the goods they have recovered
Anyone who’s missing a TV. videocassette recorder, stereo equipment or miscellaneous hardware might want to check the list below. Stolen items can be reclaimed Saturday at the station between IO a m. and 2 p.m.
“That's the only time people will be able to come look at the items," said detective Juan Gusme. The station is located at I ll W. Garden St.
Terry and Elsa Ulloa of 2870 Pecan St. were arrested on a warrant Thursday and brought before County Court-at-lxiw Judge Ron Zipp In addition to the stolen-goods charge, the couple was charged with felony possession of marijuana Zipp set bond at $15,000 for Mr. Ulloa, and $10,000 for his wife.
In addition to the prisoners, police found a roomful of what they suspect is stolen equipment
There w as a brown leather Presto brand briefcase with a combination lock, containing assorted papers and maps, and a Sears exercise bike, yellow with a black seat.
Police also discovered a Triumph oscillograph, model 380, with a black case and handle; and a Simpson brand ha n disc ope in a grey case, model number 466.
A 58-inch bow, number KR-83600, was found, along with four M-10 hunting-type arrows. So were a pair of H K.P. “All American” bolt cutters, with red handles and black grips.
A Magnavox video recorder and tuner set was found, marked with the serial number 31016289 The videocassette recorder was model number VR8355BK01. The programmable \ ideo tuner was of model number VR8362BK01.
Authorities also found a Hitachi color video camera, model GP-5AU. The serial number on that one '8 1030882.
A Pioneer cassette deck (model CT-4) and stereo receiver (model SX-4i were paired as a set. Their respective serial numbers are BG3629537 and BK3615781Y.
Also on hold at the police station are two sets of speakers, a pair of walnut-finish H ELD model 1230s and a pair of black Realistics;
— Two color television sets and two black and whites. One of the color sets is a General Electric portable. The other is a Sylvania 19-inch table model, with walnut finish. Its serial number is 8f>-17306-2. One of the black and white sets is also a G E. portable, with a walnut case and broken glass on the
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