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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 14, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas 2 A a HfaM-Zeitung O Friday, Juno 14,1996 AD remaining Freemen surrender peacefully, court battle looming By LEN IWANSKI Associated Press Writer JORDAN, Mont. (AP) — With hogs and prayers, the Freemen traded Ace pastoral refuge on the wind-swept Montana plains for cramped jail cells, plaaarag to cany their anti-foveni-nent crusade to the courtroom. The group's 16 remaining members wit nth md to the FBI sad left their ranch Thursday night, ending the iwy e wined siege in modem U.S. history and avoiding the bloodshed of Waco and Ruby Ridge. The siege at the (emote ranch the group called Justus Township famed 81 days. They came out in their own vehicles, meeting the FBI at the compound entrance. Some hugged before being patted down and escorted, unhand-cuffed, to transport vans. Others formed a circle holding hands and bowed their heads in prayer. •We will ah say a IHM* prayer tonight for this peaceful settlement of a dHRcult situation.’ — President Clinton As two vans and a sedan carrying the Freemen left the 960-acre ranch for Billings and the YeOowslooe County Jail, an FBI agent in a following vehicle waved an American flag out the window, an apparent gesture of triumph. And a few minutes later, a half dozen FBI agents drove to “sentry hill,** where Freemen lookouts had peered at them for more than ll weeks. One of the agents climbed onto the trailer parked there and hauled down a Confederate battle flag the extremists had hoisted earlier in the day. Fourteen Freemen spent the night in jail and were expected to appear in federal court today. They face charges including circulating millions of dollars in bogus checks and threatening to loll a federal judge. The two people not facing charges, wives of Freemen members, accompanied foe group on die 3 I/2-hour trip to Billings. It was not dear where the women went after arriving at die jail. Since March, a total of633 federal agents rotated in and out of the standoff, working 12-hour shifts, said FBI Agent Thomas T. Kubic, die load FBI commander. There were up to 150 in the Jordan area at any one time. FBI Director Louis J. Freeh lauded the policy of “patience and resolute-ness mat ne creaitea tot me outcome. “We will all say a little prayer tonight for this peaceful settlement of a difficult situation,** President Chilton told a state dinner Thursday night. Texas Today Smith PriHMfid To Sign Anti Abortion Hadgi SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A congressman from San Antonio says be will not bow to pressure from anti-aboition groups and sign an anti-abortion pledge in order to become a delegate to die Republican National Convention. U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, whose name was submitted by Bob Dole’s oighnalion for ratification as t national delegate from his congressional dis-trict, is being pressured to sign the pledge. Smith, who has supported abortion rights, mid Thursday he will not sign although he wants to be a national delegate. Anti-abortion groups want national delegates from Texas congressional districts to sign a pledge to support the strong anti-abortion language from die 1992 Republican platform. They also want delegates to vow to beck only a “pro-life vice presidential nominee.** Tsxm Stoetton Return Ctoudwd By Ruling WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's latest strike against use of race as a dominant factor in drawing legislative district boundaries has prompted an election-year puzzle: How will next year’s crop of Texas House members be selected? Geaeral-election upheaval potentially looms for Texas state officials, congressional candidates and voters in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday that three predominately minority congressional districts in Houston and Dallas are unconstitutional. The central question now is whether the November congressional elections must be conducted under a new redistricting plan. If so, results of die Mardi primaries and April runoffs in districts whose lines are changed would be thrown out That would mean new primaries, and possibly runoffs, under a rushed calendar. Boundary changes to the three unconstitutional districts would have a ripple effect extending to neighboring districts, though die number isn't yet known. While Republicans applauded the ruling and die potential for new elections in some or many of Texas* 30 House districts, Democrats decried die effect and said die current plan should be used in November. State Ooet Ahaad wttti Caste Aft ar Judge's Ruling AUSTIN (AP) — Texas win push ahead with its $4 billion federal lawsuit against the tobacco industry after a state judge put on hold an industry lawsuit that had sought to fend off die case. “We now essentially have the green light to proceed in die federal court which is really what we have been arguing all along,** Texas Attorney General Dan Morales said Thursday. But State District Judge Joseph Hart refused Morales’ request to dismiss tobacco companies’ state lawsuit against him, in which the industry claimed he oversteps his authority in the federal case. CaNte2g-3311 For Pick-up Window Jtssnitf 0m»*d 8 3 & 9 8 (ii) S3 Texas Size Chicken Fried Steak Special GUADALUPE’S DEST DINER MEXICAN FOOD Friday Nights S to IO STEAK NieHU BANDS Saturday Nigrns 5 to IO Saturday, Juno 15, No cover PURE HEART "lf you can find the Pam, you can find us!" 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He is survived by many loving relatives and friends; locally by his mother Anne McCoy; sister and brother-in-law Cynthia and Mark Keith; his nieces and nephew, Sarah, Michelle and Aaron Keith and his brother Robert Kocian. A memorial service is scheduled for 3:30, June 15, at the Shiner Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice New Braunfels or Alamo Area Resource Center. Emteteto Y. Aldan* Sr. Ernesto Y. Aldana Sr., age 87, of New Braunfels, died Thursday, June 13, 19%, at tile Arboretum. He was bom September 13,1908, in San Antonio, Texas, to Pedro Aldana and Victoria Ybaibo Aldana. He married Inez Aldana who preceded him in death in 1978. He was a member of the Woodmen of tile World and tile Holy Family Catholic Church. Survivors are sons md daughters-in-law Robert and Elida Aldana of Midland, Texas, Gilbert and Esperanza Aldana of New Braunfels, Ernesto and Mary Aldana Jr. of Dei Rio, Texas; daughters and son-in-law Janie Cantu, Irene and Guadalupe Castaneda, all ofNew Braunfels; 17 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday at IO arn at tile Holy Family Catholic Church with Rev. Stanley Soria celebrant. Interment will follow in the Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery. Visitation begins after 2 p.m. Friday and continues until 9:30 arn Sat- untoy jailer^ jL-SbjHkHLHOMi Evtetyn Glass Evelyn Glass ofNew Braunfels died Wednesday, June 12,19%, in Conal County at tile age of 79 years. She was bom June 29,1916, in New Braunfels to Gilbert A. Hartmann and Hulda (Hoffmann) Hartmann. She married Benjamin “Pete” Glass Sept 25,1944. He preceded her in death Feb. 24, 1973. She was a telephone operator for ova 40 years at Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. and was a volunteer worker at tile “Utile Church at La Villita” for many years. She is survived by numerous cousins. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Louis W. “Buddy” Hartmann on Feb. 22,1991. Funeral services will be at 9:30 arn Saturday, June 15,19%, at Doeppen-schmidt Funeral Home with the Rev. Cleo Edmunds and the Rev. David L. Groos officiating. Burial will be at the Comal Cemetery. Visitation began at 6 pm Thursday and continues until service time on Saturday. Memorials may be sent to The Historical Church of La Villita, 508 Paseo del La Villita, San Antonio, Texas 78205, or Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, P.O. Box 58, Gonzales, Texas 78629 or to the charity of one’s choice. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home r Elizabeth Stephens Koehler    v Elizabeth “Ducky” Stephens^ Koehler of New Braunfels died June-' 13, 1996, at Kirkwood Manor at tillage of 79. She was bom Jan. 25,1917, in Hutto, Texas, to Hiram Stephensb and Alice (Robinson) Stephens. She^ married Elwood Koehler in 1942 inf! Balboa, Canal Zone, Panama. He pre-1 ceded her in death in 1%9. A New Braunfels resident since 1977, she was ' a housewife and a member of the'* Methodist faith. She was a member of-' the Order of the Eastern Star at Taylor,''' Texas. She is survived by her sister, Mary1* Jo Walker, of Austin, two nephews and three nieces.    (j Graveside service will be at 2 pm™ Saturday, June 15, 1996, at Hutto”* Cemetery in Hutto, Texas, with the’ * Rev. Judy Seewald officiating. Visita-f1 bon began at 8 arn Friday and con-' tinues until 11 am Saturday at Deep-penschmidt Funeral Home. Memorial^ may be given to the charity of one V* choice.    ‘ Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Hilda Kallannan Funeral arrangements are pending’* at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Hone in>! New Braunfels for Hilda Kellennan,i: who died at Leon Valley Lodge in San”* Antonio on Friday, June 14, 19%, at”' the age of 99 years. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home;1! By MEUSSA WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Every day this week, Greenville residents have wakened to new reports of suspicious fires. But after the first wave of grief and anger at blazes at two black churches, the mood seems to have shifted to disgust and exasperation at what many suspect are copycat crimes. “I think they’re getting on tile bandwagon now,” said a black 66-year-old former selling vegetables at the farmer’s market near the courthouse square. Police and fire officials say there is nothing linking all seven fires, a string .ti Seventh fire yields few clues, tries city’s patience that began with the church firesf ovemight Sunday and continued witho fires mostly at vacant buildings around town through Thursday morning. A police dog searching tile site of the ~ latest blaze, which consumed tile aban-^ doned Nutrena Feeds store, found two J items that could help determine j whether the fire was intentionally set. J 30th Anniversary Said ► Now through June 29th *r<j Storewide Saving^ on Fine Home Furnishings including special orders (dots not apply to previous purchases) Johnson Furniture Co. 283 South Seguin Avenue • New Braunfels • 625-5321 New Braunfels Black Heritage Society Presents Juneteenth Celebration Saturday, June 15,1996 •' :Vr7?Hr.    :i".    "r    •    ■' iRsAg .v;    *;. *. v -irs L'&k&m Aurar*.- ■ v*- “tit t if - i T y jar fort tier lr' ‘    'n All Proceeds go to High School Scholarships Contact Nathan Millett at The Greater Hispanic Chamber Office for More Information 606-9636 ;