New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 30, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
.Cor j,Fireworks display to highlight local Fourth
Barbershop songs, an outdoor band concert, antique cars and ice cream What more does a town need to celebrate the Fourth of July?
Fireworks, of course. The city Parks and Recreation Department is taking care of that, with a professional display planned in luanda Park at dusk Monday.
Daytime activities on the Main Plaza will be sponsored by the Sophienburg Memorial Association Its members hope
to show that the old-fashioned way is the best way to celebrate our country’s birthday.
Walter Faust w ill open the celebration at 9:20 a.m. with a few tunes on the courthouse bells. The Community Band, directed by Dr. Arlen Tieken, will start its half-hour concert at 9 30.
A parade including some JO vintage cars and antique bicycles w ill leave at 9:45 a.m. from the museum on Coll Street, and will
proceed downtown for the remainder of the festivities.
Mayor CXA. Stratemann Jr will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, after an introduction by Dr. Fred Willard, Sophienburg president. Ken Triesch will lead the crowd in “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and colors will be presented b> tile Marine HOTI unit of New Braunfels High School.
Two NBHS students will present brief addresses. Wendy Zabava will speak on
“The Constitution” and Rim Grudzinski will talk about “The Voice of Democracy.”
The local barbershop chorus. South Texas Sound, will harmonize a medley of patriotic songs, and Elizabeth Elliott will lead some crow d numbers.
The program will conclude with demonstrations by the Volunteer Fire Department. For those overwhelmed by the midsummer sun. Mike and Unda Dietert will be selling ice cream and lemonade at old-fashioned prices
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Vol. 92 No. 129
18 Pages 2 Sections
Briefing book mess centers on 'culprit'
WASHINGTON i AP i A House subcommittee chairman says President Reagan can quickly end the investigation into how his 1980 campaign obtained briefing materials from the Carter White House by nabbing the culprit himself “There have to be people in the administration that may know, and if they do, he ought to find out more and give us more than he has up to this point,” says Rep Donald Albosta “I think if he asked for insisted on. perhaps an explanation from each one of the people that allegations have been made against, he would get an answer and once and for all this matter would come to rest,” the Michigan Democrat says.
Former Vice l*resident Walter Mondale said Wednesday in Chicago that he believes Reagan knows who took the briefing materials from the Carter staff
"This president has a duty to tell us. and I’m sure he knows, who look those documents.’ Mondale said. "It’s a dirty business and they know it ”
Albosta tm Wednesday announced the start of a formal investigation by his human resources subcommittee of the Post Office and Civil Service
The chairman said that statements by Reagan and ranking administration officials have not answered the basic question How did debate briefing papers prepared for President Carter w ind up in the Reagan campaign shortly before the two men faced off in Cleveland''
Albosta said he would, if necessary, "not hesitate” to hold public hearings and subpoena Reagan administration officials to testify under oath
Charles T. Manatt. chairman til tin Democratic Party, renewed his call for a special prosecutor, saying Wednesday that “very, very sensitive" National Security Council papers may have been part of the material reaching the Reagan campaign
The White House on Tuesday released a thick stal k of Carter documents that two administration officials said the. discovered in their campaign fdes
Reagan told a news conference Tuesday night that he had never seen the briefing book. had no idea how
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County officials defend jail site selection process
By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff wntm
The Water lame site was chosen lur the new county jail because it was tho best site available for such a facility. Commissioners Court members said Thursday
The good drainage on the nine-acre trai t and its commercial zoning were the actual reasons why it was chosen," County Judge Fred Clark said in a telephone interview "It the site selected• had nothing to do with a particular part of town or any une ethnic group.” the judge added iii his response to statements made earlier this week by an attorney reprt entitle Wost End citizens w 1h» opfiosc Un- chosen jail Multi a statement issued Tuesday. San Antonio attorney Richard O Trevino, who represented tin-“Westside Citizens Committee," said that he had not found grounds for suit against tile county over (Insteps it took in planning for the jail The attomev did. however, criticize Uh* court
and specifically Commissioner Charles "Tart” Muml. whose precinct nu lades that area fin what he t ailed it’s “high-handed manner in which our elected officials acted iii placing the new jail iii an area predominantly Mexican American "
Hut after reviewing all tin- documents tin- county gave him concerning actions taken by the c ourt iii selecting a jail site and calling a jail bond election, Trevino said "it appears that their actions, though not just. were legal ”
Clark, Mund and other member of the court have lu-eii out-of-town this week attending a county government seminar in beaumont In a separate interview. Mund who took the brunt of tin- criticism alined at the court by Trevino agreed with Clark's statement that the court selected the Water Erne site "bec a list* it was t Inmost logit al place due lo its zoning U-gaily the county is required to have the new jail ojM*n by August. POL) and is planning to put the UMI-
By OYANNE ERY Staff writer
I l ams go with the territory when y ou're putting out fires alongside the tracks
New Braunfels firefighters John XusihJag and Armando Aguirre became ail too aware of ttiat Wednesday, when their brush truck stalled on the Missouri Pacific tracks north of Watson lame.
Of course, there just had to bt- a freight train coming.
The engineer didn't have tune to stop, bul he apparently saw the obstacle iii tune to hit the brakes Fire Chief Jack Wilson said the tram was only going IU or 15 miles pet hour when it tut the truck.
Meanwhile, the two crewmen had computed then odds and cleared the scene. Nu one was hurt, and Hie truck isn t as badly off as it might have been Wilson
seel OI M Y. Page IDA Fortunately, the train wasn't going very fast
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Guatemalan president imposes restrictionsInside
GUATEMALA CITY I AP» ^resident Kfrain Rios Montt has inposed a state of alert" to help hwart the latest effort to oust him rom power, but the attempt appears o signal growing discontent with his 5-rnonlh-otd government Rios Montt imposed the indefinite Pert Wednesday after a former junta partner called for his overthrow and a tinner presidential candidate also knotweed hun Tile state of alert suspends civil uberties and imposes press restrictions. It also gives police search and arrest powers without warrant and t>ans travel, political meetings and private gatherings The crackdown carne as Viscount Colville de Guiro*.., a special representative of the U N Human Rights Commission, was visiting Guatemala at Rios Montes request "Rios Montt appears to be firmly in control at this tune,” said a Western political specialist who asked not to be identified But, he added, "There is almost nobody he hasn't offended in one way or the other. This sort of thing has been building up for a long time Alejandro Maldonado, a 1982 Christian Democrat presidential candidate, said the real significance of the events was they showed “a lack
of unity within I Rios Moult s I own government " The external threat to the government was minimal, lie said Rios Montt on Wednesday also dismissed a six-man presidential advisory board, composed of young officers who helped uislall him as president after the March 23, 1982 coup A presidential statement gave no reasons for the dismissals On Tuesday night. Col Francisco Luis GordiUo Martinez said on television he was going “underground” to plot Rios Montes overthrow Along with Rios Montt, he was part of tile three-man junta heading for the government until June last year.
The broadcast touched off rumors of an uiunuient coup On Wednesday , the government took over radio and television stations for much of the day and there were reports of unusually targe troop movements around lite downtown National Palace on Tuesday night.
Rios Montt earlier this month announced elections for a constituent assembly would be held in tile second half of 1984 Hut he has not set a date, and opponents claim he is not sincere.
Rios Montt has a loyal following among many officers he taught in this
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Canyon Lake man killed in crop dusterToday's Weather
Sunny days and warm, partly cloudy nights arc-ahead for tile rest of thus week, and tile upcoming Fourth of July weekend. Winds will be out of the south at 10-15 miles per hour today and Friday, and IO mph tonight Sunset today will be at 8 iii p in , and sunrise Friday at 6 34 a.rnPure Torture
Thumb screws and the rack were popular torture devices in Medieval limes Columnist James J Kilpatrick think being forced to listen to someone play the bagpipes just might be the modern day equilavent. See Kilpatrick's column on Pay* 4A
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By DEBBIE Del OACH Staff writer
A Canyon lake man was killed iii a small plane crash 2 5 miles north •»! Lytton Springs in Caldwell County Wednesdays? ernoon
Mitchell Maim, 33, of Route 7, Box 693-11, Canyon lake, wa the only occupant of a 1%9 ( altair crop (iu tor, owned by SluS Fertilizer Co mlockhart The crash oc curred at about 2 35 pm in a milt* field
It is believed he was crop-dusting, when he flew northeast into a bauk, lost control, and crashed into
a tree," Department of Public Safety Trooper Jim Pearce said Thursday "The aircraft burned upon impact, and so did the toxic insecticide it was carrying "
Firefighters from I wick hart Fire Department and Lytton Springs volunteer firemen fought the fire, whic h was c ontained in about “a 30-mile radius,” Pearce said. ‘ It was a big blaze, though, because of the toxic fumes ”
Pearce said the exac t cause of the crash is unknown "But any further investigation into the crash will Im* handed over lo the Federal Aviation Administration,” he added
CISD panel meets again tonight
The 11-member Comal independent School District advisory committee will hold its second public hearing at 7 p iii Thursday at Smithson Valley Highschool
Roughly 50 (a rsons showed up for the first public-hearing Tuesday night at Frazier Elementary Twelve people spoke to tile c ommittee with input on topics ranging from teac her intimidation to lack of coriuiiumcation
The advisory committee was appointed at the June 14 (ISI) school Ixia rd meeting, with instructions to report its findings from a prepared list of concerns within 30 days lite majority of com
mittee meetings are closed, but tile committee clee ted to hold two open hearings to gather public-input
Among tile concerns the committee was charged to address by the CIS!) board were: communication, teacher turnover, divisive board policy, low morale, and an alleged teacher "hit list.”
Advisory committee members inc lude C!oI Robert Van Horn, chairman; Kay Walling, Phillip Endicott, Dwain Brown, Jane Burr, Lucie Howe, Hon Travis, Dennis Williams, Paul Tice and Don Olson Committee member Tom Potter lias been out-of-town for all meetings so far, but may be present at the public hearing tonight
Stiff pho’xn bv John A) S# tv*
Fire Chief Jack Wilson takes an elevated look at the damaged firetruckTrain dents