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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 27, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Lake fire department eyes rescue trucks By SANDRA JACKSON Stiff writer Those who are involved in automobile accidents and car fires in the Canyon Lake area will have more help available to them soon. Directors of the Canyon Lake Area Volunteer Fire Department agreed at their monthly meeting Tuesday night to advertise for bids for two rescue trucks that will be outfitted specifically for those needs. “We’re looking for two one-ton trucks with some type of compartmentalized commercial body, similar to the ones used by the phone company,” said Board President R.A. “Bob” Hann. After they are purchased, the vehicles will be outfitted by the department for their specific needs. “We will install 300-gallon water tanks, hose reels and hoses, bars, saws, and other rescue equipment,” said Hann. He explained that in addition to the minimum amount of water to be carried on board, the trucks will also contain dry fire ex-ting ulcers. “A phone unit will very likely also be put on,” he added. Directors are looking forward to the completion of paving work which is planned at all five of the department’s fire stations around the lake. A contract was met last month to Sc heel Paving for approximately $14,000. Hann anticipates that work will begin this month. New Braunfels New Braunfels. Texas Herald-Zeituno kO Kl/v AQ    on    n____ A    c>_____ WEDNESDAY July 27. 1983 25 cents Vol. 92, No. 148 30 Pages- 4 Sections • LISPS 377 88C Reagan—no Vietnam in Central America WASHINGTON (AP) - President Reagan is assuring the nation that “we don’t want war’’ in Central America, but critics say a “massive escalation” of military force is increasing the risk of a US. combat role. The president, who hoped his news conference Tuesday night would help clear up queations about the military maneuvers his a&nimstration has planned for the Navy and up to 4,000 combat troops, also nibbed he saw no comparison with Vietnam. There have been reports the Pentagon has recommended the ackninistration increase the number of advisers in El Salvador beyond its self-imposed limit of 56 Reagan said he has received no such proposal. Bit he added that if the number is increased. the United States could train the Salvadoran army fighting leftist guerrillas “a little faster than we’re doing it.” Reagan held out little hope that he would reverse his course of military activity in the region and said:    “Wouldn’t    there perhaps be a risk if we changed our pattern and withdrew’’ Wouldn’t we be sending some kind of a signal that might be the wrong kind of signal to send if we want peace in that area?” The 34-minute news conference dealt with little but Central America, and Reagan opened with a statement declaring that “there has been entirely too much attention” paid to the military side of his program at the expense of other elements of his policy. The president, responding to a question about whether the troops would defend themselves if fired upon, said: “We don’t want war But I don't think that you prevent war by letting your personnel out there become the victims.” See REAGAN, Page ISA Community Council flunks quorum test Inside By DEBBIE De LOACH Staff writer The Community Council of South Central Texas couldn’t muster up a quorum for its Central Board of Directors meeting Tuesday night in Floresville. The gathering at the Wilson County Courthouse waa a repeat performance of the agency’s May meeting in Pleasanton. Quorum calls Friday, Monday and Tuesday indicated that 15 persons would come to Floresville. “We need 14 for a quorum, and only IO showed up,” agency Executive Director Michelle Rowcroft said. According to the agency’s by-laws, half of the filled seats (currently numbered at 27) composes a quorum Numerous reasons were discussed Tuesday night for the absences “It’s summer time, and people are taking vacations,” one board member said. “It’s too hot and people don’t feel Uke traveling,’’ another offered. Before the Pleasanton meeting, the agency tried meeting at the San Antonio Chest Hospital, but could never get a quorum there either. The last meeting with a quorum present was rn March in New Braunfels, when Community Council expanded from five to ll counties. That expansion has also accounted for some of the attendance problems Many of those new seats have not been filled by the respective counties. None of new counties added in March came to Floresville Tuesday night, Rowcroft said. Those include Kerr, Kendall, Bandera, Gillespie and Medina Original agency counties like Comal and Frio were also not represented Tuesday night See QUORUM. Page UAToday's Weather It will be sunny and hot today. Late night and early morning clouds Thursday will bura aff ta mostly sunny and hot by the afternoon. Winds will be southerly at 10-15 mph today and Thursday, decreasing to 5-10 mph tonight. Sunset will ba at 8:27 pjn., and sunrise Thursday will ba at 8:41 a.m.Goose Eggs The Astros and the Rangers didn’t win Tuesday night. In fact, they couldn’t manage a measly run between them. Philadelphia'• Charlie Hudson, who almost no-hit tbs Astros last time out, blanked them 1-0, while Yankee rookie Ray Fontenot beat the Rangers for the second straight time, 5-0. Details la Spots CLASSIFIED  ...............6-88 COMICS ...... SA CROSSWORD.....................BA DEAR ABBY ..........    .    . 38 ENTERTAINMENT ...............7-8 C HOROSCOPE   .................  10A KALEIDOSCOPE................. 1 3B OPINIONS........................4A SPORTS.......................8 9 A WEATHER .......................2A MX passes test Hart optimistic despite vote Moments after the president concluded his 19th nationally broadcast news conference at the White House, Democrats, and at least one Republican senator, sounded critical notes. Former Vice President Walter F. Moods ie, who is seeking the 1964 Democratic presidential nomination, said “after tonight. I’m more certain than ever that the current administration policy la leading us into wa- in Central America. The president had a duty to carefully define our purposes, but instead was vague and defensive and sought to declare this massive escalation aa routine.” Sen. Alan Cranston of California, another candidate for tne Democratic presidential nomination, said the Reagan policies “increase the risk of American involvement rn a shooting war.” Resort owner violating ordinances, neighbors say By DY ANNE FRY Staff writer Bob Henry had already left the City Council chamber when residents af Creek and Bavarian drives presented their petition Monday night But he was, more or leas, the subject of the petition Twenty-three citizens, counting husbands and wives, signed their names to a claim that a neighboring property owner is violating eight different city ordinances. And that property owner happens to be Bob Henry, who also owns the Schlater behn and Lands Resort on the other side of town Those reaorta are located on the old Comal River channel. The petitioners fear they’ll soon see another Soh lit ter behn in their own subdivision along the Dry Comal Creek. City Manager E N Delashmutt admits that many things are legally possible Part of that land < tai I ike the resort areas an the Dry Comal) is zoned for Ugh! industry. For now, however, the reside nu think they’ve found Henry in violation of a few laws. On Tuesday, J.T. Miller of 612 Bavarian took a copy of the petition to the Municipal Court Clark Tinker Moeng said Wednesday morning that die was “trying to get the complaints in order,” and should have something read) to file bv this afternoon. City Attorney John Churm had suggested a court complaint at City Council Monday night “You're asking us to do that"’’ asked Roy Ken nedy of 619 Creek, addressing the council. We’re asking you to do it ” Miller apparently decided that it couldn’t hurt, and went ahead to court But Moeng said no complaints had been signed as of Wednesday morning The petition claims that a tv codes are being violated at 620 Bavarian Drive and the property behind 631. 633 md 635 Creek Drive All this land is owned by Henry as well as some property off Hickory, on the other side of the creek. The alleged violations include construction equipment parked on residential property; presence of wrecked. Junked vehicles without s screening fence to block them from view; fumes See HENRY, Page 16A WASHINGTON (AP) - Although his two-week fight again* the MX missile produced only ane convert, a leading Senate opponent claims his campal pi will bear fruit when the rtrateglc nuclear weapon faces another congressional tart this fall. ‘i think we made it easier down the road for senators and House members to move around” to the oppo*tion cause, Sen. Gary Hart, D-Colo., told reporters Tuesday night din the Senate voted, 56-41, to keep MX production money in a defense authorization UU. The overall, 8200 bl Ilion measure later was approved, 83-16. The House, meantime, completed work on ga own defame UU at 1:40 am today Approving it 301-114 at the conclusion of a marathon sraslon. That measure also cantatas MX production funds. ”... There ars IO to ll (numbers) in the lag! ani ll in tbs Hones who ort braky” sapper!ars of His MX, and oui bs turned around before a separate appropriations bill to provide the actual dollars for the weapon is brought to a vote, probably in September, Hart said. Only a serious new commitment by President Reagan to obtain an ar ms-control agreement with the Soviet Union la likely to derail that trend, he added Hart’a amendment to strip $2.5 billion to build the fir* 27 of a planned IOO MX “Peacekeepers’’ from the $200 billion defense btu attracted support from 34 Democrats and 7 Republicans Twelve Democrats Joined 40 GOP senators in the majority The lineup closely resembled the 58-36 majority that voted to free $625 million In MX engineering and fUMiMeb money in May, with Sen. Bot .«wood, R-Ore, the only convert to Hart's causa. In s second MX vote Tuesday night, the Senate also refused, 87-42, to block MX deployment while allowing production to proceed. Sen. Lawton Chiles, D-Fla., switched to the opposition. The House had affirmed the decision to produce the 0-warhead MX in a 220-307 vote last week, although it cut the number af missiles to be built from 27 to 21 It also tied the MX production schedule to progress on developing a mobile, single-warhead missile that has wider congressional support. Those and other differences between the Senate and House versions of the defense btu wiU have to be worked out by conferees from the two chambers. The House passed its defense btu after dealing with 32 mostly minor amendmsnts in a sometimes*aucous session that caused tbs presiding officer, Rep. Dan Rostankowakl, D-01., to go to his gavel often to keep order. The effort was bowed by several riders that would ban, or require advance congressional approval of, plans by President Reagan to send more VS troops to Central America. The only one that succeeded would baa UM af the troop* to topple the left!* government of Nicaragua. SEN GARY HART . . fails on MX Attorney charged with drunkenness in county court Comal County Court-at-Law Judge Ran Zipp believes in accommodating out-of-town people, but not if they ’re intoxicated Zipp had Aubin attorney Carroll Cook arrebed for public intoxication Monday afternoon, when he blowed up late and cfrunk st the Court-at-Law courtroom around 1:56 p m Cook was released from cubody at 6 pm on a $100 bond, ab by Peace Justice Precinct I Harold Krueger “We were aet for ll a m Monday to his client to alter a guilty plea an a theft charge The clime (a New Braunfels woman) was here, Cook was not,” Zipp explained “We called, he said he'd get here by 1:15 p m , and that was fine We try to accommodate out-of-town folks as much as poebble.” But when Cook didn’t show Monday afternoon, his cliait “got disgusted," Tipp said, and tared another attorney. That’s her privilege, and the new attorney took care of the mettw,” the Judge added See COURT, Page MA -ti * itch woipr Ie .u. e>o> ^5L3'; L'r /'.r    75 Jail shakeup Parker resigns after reprimand from Fellers experience in the military,” Fellers said Parker, 46, was Comal County's fir* Jail adminlbrator The position was created in At^ub, 1882 by the Commissioners Court He wrote the jail policies and procedures manual currently uaed by the county in dealing with prisoners in the facility Parker has been with the county bnee 1977, serving in the Sheriffs Department before tbeing the administrator's Job. Jenkins, a native of Michigan, worked in New Braunfels for two years before getting the Job as Jailer He was the mal menace foreman at the Coleman Co. plant. PAT PARKER resigns jaiI post Comal County’s Jail adminlbrator resigned and was replaced in a short Span Monday, Sheriff Walter Fellers said Wedneaday. James “Pat” Pbker, a former Sheriff’s Department lnvebtgator and the Jail's administrator bnce October, 1882, resigned after a reprimand by the sheriff “We had all that buff going on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and I felt he (Parker) should have been there,” Fellers said, referring to a series of major drug arrests Friday and Saturday and a Jail escape Sunday. “He Jub warn I around; he didn’t blow up, dkkit call,” the sheriff added. “We were Jub bogged down ” Parker handed In a written resignation to Fellers after the reprimand. Fellers accepted the resignation and called in John Jenkins, the upstairs day Jailer, and Walt Sumner, the chief Jailer Sumner turned down the Job of Jail administrator, but Jenkins, s veteran of the federal penal sybem, took the pobtion Jenkins ,38. has been with the county bnce Sept I, 1882 He has worked at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Ken., the federal corrections institute in Milan, Mich, and the Kansas State Penitentiary “He’s had good experience in the federal Jails and some other prison bv Dvfww rn This structure in the Dry Comal Creek was brought to City Council s attention ;