New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 21, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Sunday, July 21,1985 5A
Vittles ready for Scouts Jamboree
BOWLING GREEN, Va. (AP) - Six tons of bacon, 7^i tons of sirloin steak, IO tons of breakfast cereal and three miles of sausage. That s what it takes to be prepared for more than 31,000 Boy Scouts and leaders who will gather at Fort A.P. Hill this week for a Jamboree marking the 75th anniversary of scouting.
Scouts from all 50 states and 32 foreign countries will be represented at the week-long Jamboree, the lith for the Boy Scouts of America and the second at this 77,000-acre Army base about 65 miles south of Washington,
Until tile closing show with the Oak Ridge Boys on July 30, the Boy Scouts will spend their days at the Jamboree canoeing, bicycling, pursuing other sports, building campfires and earning merit badges.
The Jamboree will reflect the world’s progress in 75 years. Exhibitors will include IBM and Apple computers and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
“We used to teach how to stop a runaway horse. Now we teach safe driving,” said Ralph W. Jordan, the Jamboree’s director. “You
have to stay with the times.”
The Boy Scouts even will be able to use a computer to fulfill that traditional camp requirement — writing a letter home.
This Jamboree even had to overcome a modern hazard — contamination with dioxin which was discovered on the site of a demolished building.
The Army spent $550,000 earlier this year to have contaminated soil hauled away, although they stressed that no health problems had cropped up among the Scouts who attended the 1981 Jamboree here.
The boys attending the Jamboree range in age from 12 to 17 and were picked to attend by their local councils.
Although the Jamboree officially begins Wednesday with an opening show featuring the Beach Boys, most Scouts and leaders will be arriving Monday and Tuesday, Jordan said.
“By Tuesday night we’ll have about 31,800 or a little better,” he said.
Jordan estimated the cost of the Jamboree at $8 million, paid by Scouts who are chipping in $246 each to attend.
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No MOVE deaths
came by gunfire
PHI LADE LPHIA (AP) - None of the ll deaths inside the MOVE compound during the May 13 siege has been attributed to gunfire, a city health official says.
Pathologists filed their report on the autopsies Friday, but the official cause of death in each case was not disclosed.
“No bullet fragments have been found in the remains,” Health Commissioner Stuart H. Shapiro said in a telephone interview. “At this time there is no reason to believe the cause of death was gunfire.”
The remains of seven adults and four children were found at the primitivist cult’s fortified house, one of 61 houses destroyed in a fire that broke out after police bombed the compound.
Ramona Africa. 30, and Birdie Africa, 13. are the only ones known to have escaped from the burning MOVE' compound. All cult members assumed the surname Africa Attorneys for Birdie Africa and his father have sued the city, contending it used excessive force and should have taken the boy from the armed radical group sooner.
The suit charges that Birdie’s father. Andmo R Ward, had several times sought the city’s help in trying to obtain custody of Birdie from his estranged wife.
Those efforts ended when MOVE', members warned that further attempts to meet w ith Birdie would put the boy in mortal risk.” according to the suit Ward. 31, won custody of Birdie two weeks after the fire
Woman doused with gas. then set herself on fire
TEMPLE (AP* - Bell County authorities say a woman who doused herself with gasoline and set herself on fire apparently committed suicide
The body of Rita Gibson. 42. of Belton, was found in a wooded area near here Thursday.
Bell County Justice of the Peace E'ugene McKenzie said a letter was found near the body, but he wouldn't reveal its contents ‘ I>et's just say it was enough to convince me it is suicide.” McKenzie said
Her husband and son discovered a suicide note at their residence early Friday and turned it over to investigators. McKenzie said Mrs Gibson s body was discovered by a couple who drove into the wooded area to practice pistol shooting, authorities said. A gas can and a car w ere found nearby Her clothes burned off. and her entire tx*d> burned. McKenzie said “There were no other wounds on the body.” he said.
Buyer for Cauble s bank holdings found
DENTON (AP* — The U.S. government has found a buyer for the bank holdings it seized from convicted drug smuggler Rex Cauble.
U S. Marshal James Barton said Friday that the government has selected the bid of a group of local investors for Cauble’s majority interest in Western State Bank But he also said that identity of the buyers and the amount of their bid will be kept confidential until the group is approved by the E'ederal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Texas Banking Commission.
He said the bid should become public “hopefully, within the next seven to IO days.”
The government acquired a majority interest in the bank through an agreement settling Cauble s interests in Cauble Enterprises. The government also acquired Cutter Bill Western Wear stores in Dallas and Houston in the agreement.
U.S. Attorney Bob Wortham estimated the total assets of Cauble Enterprises at between $70 million and $80 million, with debts of from $27 million to $30 million.
He described the bank and the western wear stores were the “three best assets" of Cauble Enterprises.
Wortham said the government will retain ownership of the 2.6-acre store site in Dallas and the 1.8 store property in Houston.
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