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Super Bowl time in soggy Pasadena
—Sports, Page 5A
SWC Scores Local Scores
Texas A&M 64, Texas 52 Unicorns 57, Cougars 38
TCU 68, Baylor 67 Rangerettes 38, Boerne 29
Texas Tech 58, Baylor 57 Boerne 50, Rangers 44
Spurs 120, Nets 109
Mavericks 119, Rockets 113
New Braunfels, Texas
i—4 Sections Vol. 92 — No. 21
SUNDAY January 30,1983 50 cents
60 Pages—4 Sections
(USPS 377-8801Defense heads Reagan budget list
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Reagan’s 1984 budget proposes cuts in benefits to the poor and elderly — including welfare, food stamps and Medicare — along with a spending freeze in hundreds of domestic programs to help make room for a $30 billion boost for the Pentagon.
Reagan’s emphasis on guns over butter drew sharp rebukes over the weekend from leading congressional Republicans and Democrats, who vowed that Congress would reorder priorities somewhat by taking from defense to protect many social programs.
“Our budget is fair and realistic,” Reagan said Saturday in his weekly radio address to
the nation. “It’s a budget that will position America to take full advantage of the (economic) recovery.”
But Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., argued that Reagan’s proposals for reducing federal health care costs are “the newest example of the administration’s continuing insensitivity and unfairness toward workers and the elderly.”
Reagan’s $848.5 billion budget plan for the fiscal year beginning Oct. I would curtail spending on subsidized housing, meal subsidies for children, Aid to Families with Dependent Children and food stamps; postpone cost-of-living increases in benefits for the
blind and disabled, and increase out-of-pocket medical costs paid by people covered by Medicare and Medicaid.
The budget, which is to be released formally on Monday, also proposes to hold total spending on an array of other domestic programs — when lumped together — at 1983 levels. Although spending on individual programs might rise, fall or stay the same, total spending would be $115 billion, compared with $116 billion this year.
Overall, the budget calls for a $43.3 billion increase in spending over 1983. with nearly three-quarters going to the Defense Department, which would see its spending ceiling rise
from $208.9 billion this year to $238.6 billion in 1984.
Speaking to a group of columnists on Friday, Reagan said he was “as stubborn as I always was” about seeking certain cuts in domestic programs.
White House Chief of Staff James A. Baker III said the president will remain firm on his defense increases. Reagan “is not prepared to start bargaining on that figure,” Baker said.
petails of other .spending plans were not made available Saturday, but administration officials conceded there would be modest reductions in some programs for the poor.
Sketchy highights of the budget, made
available to leaders of Congress on Friday, were obtained by The Associated Press. Complete budget documents — including precise estimates of proposed spending changes for each federal program between 1983 and 1984 — were being withheld until Monday.
Edwin L. Dale Jr., a spokesman for the White House budget office, said spending on food stamps, welfare and supplemental income payments to the elderly, blind and disabled would be “slightly lower than in 198;}.” but he declined to provide specific figures.
See BUDGET, Page 8A
GVTC eyes new data on bills
By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writer
Customers of the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative (GVTC) will be seeing a change in their phone bills beginning Tuesday.
Some telephone users will actually see a decrease in the bill, but most customers will only notice a change in the rate structure, Ken Brannies, GVTC general manager, said.
Due to the new federal deregulation in the telephone industry, telephone companies are now required to separate charges for uses of telephone equipment from charges for local service. The service charge gives the customer access to the phone company’s switching equipment, poles, lines, etc., while the instrument charge is a rental and maintenance fee for the telephone itself.
If the customer owns his own telephone, he is not required to pay the instrument fee. But he will no longer receive free maintenance and repair service from the telephone company. “Repairs will be just like your friendly Maytag repairman," Brannies said. adding that customers could bring their telephones into the GVTC’ service center for an estimate and repair work, or the company could send out a serviceman.
“But that’s where it gets ex-pensive,” he added, explaining that trip charges for a man and vehicle could run as much as $35 to $40 per hour. “Whereas, before, you never got a bill if your telephone went bad,” he said. This is part of the federal government’s effort to encourage competition and thus, lower charges. “We fought it, but we didn’t win,” said Brannies, who feels the new system will cost the customer more money — not less.
The rate changes will result in an overall annual revenue decrease of $2,610, or a .04 percent decrease in
See TELEPHONE, Page HA
Cassell named Junior Miss
Catherine Ellen Cassell obviously enjoys her "victory walk" Saturday in the Civic Center after being named Texas' 1983 Junior Miss Right photo, Kingsville's contestant, Lauri Lynn
Staff photos by Cindy Richardson
Whittington, who spent part of the week in the hospital and was unable to compete, gets a hug from Seguin's Kristi McClatchy
By DYANNEFRY Staff writer
The screams in the parents* gallery all but drowned out the ones on stage when Catherine Ellen Cassell of Waco captured the title of Texas Junior Miss Saturday night.
Tracey Dawn Estes, 1982 Junior Miss, handed over the official medallion in the New Braunfels Civic Center. Cassell.’ a senior at Midway High School, will represent Texas in the American Junior Miss pageant at Mobile. Alabama. But just winning the Texas contest makes her eligible for $85,350 in scholarships to various colleges around the state.
The new Junior Miss was also the winner of the Simplicity Fashion Show. and took the Youth Fitness award in the Thursday night preliminaries.
Cindy Michelle Angelcyk, representing the community of Aldine, is first runner-up She also took the talent award in the Thursda\ prelims, dazzling the crowd in a Victorian swimsuit with a novelty dance routine to “Seaside Rendezvous.”
Second runner-up Joann Celeste Marbach of San Antonio took the Revlon Personal Style award, and beat Cassell in youth fitness at Friday’s preliminaries.
Ixiura Elizabeth Harris of l^aredo was third runner-up, and was rated tops on poise and appearance in Friday’s preliminaries. Last of the lineup was Dana Sue Burg of Fredericksburg, appearing as the Hill Country Junior Miss.
The Spirit of Junior Miss award — perhaps the most coveted of all, since its recipient is chosen by the contestants themselves — went to Becky Wright of Hamilton.
Lynn Marie Gall of Killeen came in first in Scholarship and Achievement, followed by New Braunfels’ own Brenda Borchers as runner-up.
Gall was also first runner-up in the
Simplicity style show. while Ixiri Haynes was second runner-up. Each girl was required to select and sew a Jiffy pattern, and they were judged on fit. appearance, and use of color and fabric.
Kelli McGonagill of Lindale High School, representing the Ea t Texas program, won the Kraft recipe award. She took honors for poise and appearance Thursday night And on Friday, she w on the talent award with her dance routine, “Auditions.”
Even before she knew she d get the title, the new Junior Miss showed her leadership qualities.
After all the competition was over, the judges stayed out a long time. Cassell helped lighten those last tense moments by presenting tokens of appreciation to Junior Miss Program President I^arry Phillips and pageant choreographer Joan Slocum.
See Related photos. Pages 8A, IB
A particularly emotional moment came when I .a un Lynn Whittington, Junior Miss from Kingsville, was invited on stage to hear the judges’ decision. W'hittington became ill last week, and lay in a hospital while the other Junior Misses converged on New Braunfels for a full week of activities.
She recovered enough to make the trip and sit in the audience Saturday night, but Cassell brought her on stage, saying, “She’s still a Junior Miss and we love her.”
There were awards given out to the adults that made this all happen, too. Donna I.ehr, chairman of the New Braunfels program, was recognized for doing more than anyone else to add to the image of Junior Miss.
San Antonio got the award for the most outstanding local program. It’s one of the biggest in the state, chaired by Linda Bailey.
Local nightclub fined after surprise visitInside
Texas Junction had a brush with the Texas Alcoholic Beverages Commission earlier this month. But the club is still open for business, and still serving drinks, said co-owner Jim Stepan.
“They (the TABC) hit us with a $2,400 fine,” said Stepan, one of three business partners in the night spot at 262 W. Jahn. He' thought the fine seemed a bit steep, but he said the dub would pay it. The alternative was to close for 16 days, Stepan said.
“We want to uphold the law; we don’t want any trouble.” Stepan seemed fairly sure that a couple of TJ’s employees had broken the law, though he didn’t think it added up to a $2,400 offense.
None of the dub’s owners were present when the TABC made its surprise visit on the morning of Jan.
15. The way Stepan understands it, it was after 2:15 a m.; there was one customer still in the building, and the bartender-acting manager hadn’t picked up that customer’s glass.
“According to (the bartender) he had finished his drink,’’ Stepan said.
The bartender, and one of the dub waitresses, had drinks of their own behind the bar, and those weren’t empty yet, said the dub owner. And when the bartender went into the office to put the cashbox away, an off-duty employee was found asleep on the couch, with an unfinished drink nearby. It added up to four violations, Stepan said.
TABC official Louis Yeager said he couldn’t comment on any charges being filed until papers were served.
See NIGHTCLUB, Page 8AToday's Weather
Comal County forecast calls for increasing clouds and mild today, becoming mostly dear tonight, then back to mostly cloudy on Monday. Winds will be from the southeast at 10-15 mph today. There is a 40 percent chance of showers tonight.College Shakeup
The No. 2-ranked Hoosiers of Indiana University had visions of the No. I ranking dancing in their heads after UCLA’s Friday night loss to Alabama — but then they ran into No. 14 Iowa and got clobbered, 6348. Page 6A
Volunteer corps to hit road to help area cancer patients
A diagnosis of cancer doesn’t mean life is over. But chances are it w on’t be quite like it was before.
This is true even in the most treatable of cases. Treatment in itself may force a patient to drastically rearrange his schedule, cutting work time or perhaps quitting a job altogether When the patient lives some distance away from major treatment centers (in New Braunfels, for example, or at Canyon Uke), just getting there and back may be a bigger problem than the disease “Many times the patient’s own family has to take off from work (to drive him),” said l^anita Ross at the Senior Citizens’ Center. “When they have to go in five times a week (and some patients do), this is hard on the family.”
The American Cancer Society is here to help. Recently, the Comal Unit organized the Free Wheeler Driving Corps. Seven volunteers were trained and are now on call to drive patients who can’t drive themselves: to appointments in New Braunfels, San Antonio or elsewhere in the area.
“It’s all volunteer, so we can’t very well take them to M D. Anderson in Houston,” said Steve Werner,
field representative for ACS District 5.
Drivers will use their own vehicles to transport patients, with calls being referred through the Senior Citizens Center. The Comal unit won’t be able to reimburse for mileage, but drivers can file it as a charity deduction on their income tax returns.
“We’ve had the idea for a long time,” said Ross, w ho has signed on as chairman of the transportation committee In the past, individual volunteers have helped some senior citizens — cancer patients and others — make their appointments at doctors’ offices and treatment centers.
Some of those same people have joined the cancer society’s organized unit now. As the program gets under way, Ross hopes to attract more drivers.
”... as many as would like to,” she said. Since some people may have conflicts on certain days, ifs always good to have extra names on the list. Ideally, a driver won’t be asked to work more than one day a week. They may sometimes need to work in pairs, especially when a patient is receiving chemotherapy
See CANCER, Page 8A