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Vol. 89-No. 97 36 Pages —3 Sections (USPS 377-880)
New Braunfels. Texas
anyon senior dies in crash
y PATRICIA YZNAGA nd DAVID KING taff writers
"Every Thursday, that's the last thirty we tell them — take care af yourself arid carne hack ready to play. " — Canyon football coach Sterling Jeter.
Mike Maus won’t be coming back. Maus, a senior at Canyon and one of leter’s players, died Thursday night in i single-car rollover two miles west of 'Jew Braunfels on Texas Hwy. 46.
A spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Public safety in New Braunfels said Friday that Maus, who was 17, was killed when he lost control of his car at 11:15 p.m. The car rolled over and burst into flames, she said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:50 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger. Reports indicated Maus burned to death.
He had been traveling at a high rate of speed when the accident occurred, an eyewitness told the highway patrolman investigating the accident.
No other persons were involved in
the accident, and there will be no autopsy, the spokeswoman said.
Services will be at Doppenschmidt Funeral Home tomorrow, with burial at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Rev. Marvin Tschatschula will conduct the service.
Maus, the starting tight end for the Canyon team, also ran track and played basketball, Jeter said. He was also a member of the German Club and of Cross Lutheran Church.
"All the kids liked him; he was kind of easy-going and he enjoyed life,” Jeter said. "He was always teasing the other guys on the team, and they
teased him about being so skinny."
Jeter said the school’s pep rally for tonight’s game with Kerrville Tivy was cancelled because “Noboby felt much like cheering."
"Nobody really knows what to say. Everybody is sort of in a state of shock.” Jeter added.
Maus is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Maus of New Braunfels; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Queen and Mrs. Natalie Maus, all of New Braunfels; and a sister, Caryn Maus of New Braunfels.
Memorials should be sent to the Canyon High Athletic Booster Club or Cross Lutheran Church.
Bell will initiate interim increase
AUSTIN (AP) — Southwestern Bell will impose an interim telephone rate hike next week, but the temporary charges will amount to less than half the permanent increase the company has requested, a company official said.
The company has indicated it will excercise its option to institute interim rates because prolonged hearings have delayed a Public Utility Commission decision on its proposed $326.3 million increase past
Under the law, Bell can impose the interim rates as long as it assures it will make refunds to its customers should the temporary rates exceed the charges ultimately approved by the commission.
The company did not release a tariff showing the impact of the new rates on individual customers, but a company official told The Dallas
See BELL, Page 12A
jobless rates climb
New Braunfels has a historical intersection. There probably weren't any battles fought there and no founding fathers built their homes there, but perhaps it is not a coincidence that Jackson Street and Hickory Avenue intersect. Andrew Jackson, 7th president of the United States, is also referred
to as “Old Hickory.” He was nicknamed “Old Hickory” by his army of Tennessee volunteers as they fought the Battle of New Orleans. The reason was that his men said he was as tough as the wood from this tree.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wholesale prices jumped 0.8 percent in October, equal to a 10.6 percent compound annual rate, and the nation’s unemployment figure edged up one notch to 7.6 percent, the government reported today.
October’s jump in the Producer Price Index contrasted markedly with September’s 0.2 percent dip. The increase was fueled by rising automobile prices and significant boost in the cost of sugar, meat and other foods, the Labor Department said.
For the first IO months of 1980,
holesale, or producer, prices have accelerated at a 12.4 percent annual pace, a rate very similar to the double digit mark of 1979 and further evidence of inflation’s persistent nature despite the recent recession.
Wholesale prices had risen 1.5 percent in both July and August.
Unemployment, meanwhile, inched up 0.1 of a percentage point from 7.5 percent in September, the department said. But behind the nearly stable figure, there was significant movement. The unemployment rate for adult men declined over the month to 6.4 percent, while the rate for women rose sharply to 6.8 percent.
Unemployment among teen-agers
rose to 18.4 percent last month following a decline in September.
The number of unemployed workers, at about 8 million, returned to its August level following a September dip. Joblessness was up 1.7 million from October 1979, with adult men accounting for about I million of the over-the-year increase, the department said.
The factory work week rose, reflecting the nation’s apparent emergence from the sharp but short recession that began late last winter.
On the inflation front, the Labor Department reported that wholesale prices at tile finished goods level rose 0.8 percent, with half the jump caused by higher prices for cars and trucks.
Sharply rising food prices accounted for most of the rest of the advance.
The introduction of 1981 model vehicles in October followed large price decreases in September, when Detroit closed out its 1980 model year with across-the-board discount to dealers.
That dip in September became an instant campaign issue in the presidential campaign, with Republican nominee Ronald Reagan accusing the Carter administration of “jimmying” the figures. The claim
was strongly denied by government officials.
The Producer Price Index includes three categories: finished goods, which are ready for sale to consumers; intermediate items, which are semiprocessed; and raw or crude materials, such as iron, ore or grain.
In October, intermediate goods rose 0.9 percent, compared with 0.6 percent the month before. Raw material costs climbed a steep I 9 percent after rising 1.3 percent in September and about 6 percent in both months before that, the department said.
All of the figures are adjusted for * seasonal variations.
When the effect of car prices is subtracted from other finished goods, wholesale pi ices rose only about 0.4 percent last month, about a 5 percent annual rate.
Price changes at the producer level often are reflected at the consumer level within a few weeks or months.
The department said prices for all consumer foods moved up 0.5 percent over the month. After declining in September, wholesale prices for beef, veal and pork rose moderately. Prices also jumped for dairy products, bakery goods, processed poultry, eggs, flour and milled rice.Reagan says he'll alter relations with Soviets
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Presidentelect Ronald Reagan says he will not “intrude” in President Carter’s foreign policy but will make a change in the way the United States deals with the Soviet Union once he takes office.
And, he said, Iran should not expect to benefit by continuing to hold its American hostages until Reagan becomes president on Jan. 20.
"I hope the Iranians will not have any idea there will be any profit to them in waiting,” Reagan said.
At a news conference Thursday, his first such meeting with reporters following his landslide election victory on Tuesday, Reagan also said the people who engineered his successful election campaign will be in charge of planning his take-over of power.
The Republican president-elect went directly from the news conference to a private meeting in downtown Los Angeles with the leaders of his transition team and some of the men who served in his “kitchen cabinet” while he was governor of California.Inside
Much of the news conference was devoted to foreign policy questions, and Reagan made clear that while he hopes to maintain the traditional nonpartisan nature of American foreign policy, he expects to make some immediate changes.
For instance, he rejected Carter’s contention that strategic arms limitation talks between the United States and the Soviet Union are too important to await resolution of such international crises as the Soviet’s occupation of Afghanistan.
“I don’t think you simply sit down at the table with the Soviet Union to discuss military arms, for example,” Reagan said. “You discuss the whole attitude, world attitude, as to whether we’re going to have a world at peace or whether we’re simply going to talk about weaponry and not bring up these other subjects.
“In other words,” he said, “I believe in linkage.”
Carter, recently asked whether he would ask for Senate approval of the SALT II treaty while the Soviets kept troops in Afghanistan, said the treaty was so important it should be ratified "under any circumstances.”
Reagan has vowed to throw out the current arms treaty with the Soviets and begin anew to gain a tougher treaty. He was asked if he would communicate with the Soviets during his transition to power to begin such negotiations.
He said that he and Vice Presidentelect George Bush do not “want to do anything that indicates that we are not a unified country and that we are in any way trying to speak with a different voice than the administration.” “The president is still the president,”
he said. "We are not going to intrude and we are going to recognize the fact that this administration is still in office and that foreign leaders must be aware that the president is still the president.”
Reagan also announced that William Casey, Sen. Paul l^axalt, R-Nev., and former Ambassador Anne Armstrong, the three people who headed his election campaign, would now be in charge of the transition.
Edwin Meese, Reagan’s chief of staff, will be transition director and will work with the president-elect’s other top campaign aides, Reagan said.
He also said many of the same people who advised him on policy matters during the campaign will continue to serve in a similar capacity in the coming 24 months before he takes office.
They include former Treasury Secretary William Simon; retired Gen. Alexander M. Haig; Caspar Weinberger, former budget director and secretary of health, education and welfare; and George Shultz, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.
On other issues, Reagan said:
It would be “just fine” with him if Congress went ahead and considered a tax-cut proposal during its lame-duck session before he takes office.
He would give special consideration to finding qualified blacks and members of other minority groups to fill Cabinet posts and that he hopes to name his Cabinet by late November or early December.
His staff had examined allegations
See REAGAN, Page 12ABock gives up personal bid to support Clayton for speaker
By PATRICIA YZNAGA Staff writer
Although Democratic state Rep. Bennie Bock had considered running for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, he fully supports Bill Clayton in his race in January.
Bock began running for the position in April.
“I was running, and I was a candidate until he (Clayton) was acquitted," he said today.
Bock said he had pledeged his support to Clayton in the last legislative session. “When I pledged my support to him, all of the Brilab stuff had not surfaced,” he said.
After the acquittal, Bock said he "reaffirmed my support for him.” He added that he did not have the votes necessary to secure the position.
Clayton has pledges of support from more than 90 representatives, Bock said, with 76 votes needed to be elected speaker.
"This is going to be a difficult session, even for a man who has that type of support,” Bock said.
Although Clayton has already served three terms as speaker, Bock said he would favor legislation limiting speakers to no more than two consecutive terms.
“That would not mean I would be against a person who has served two consecutive terms to run for the position again later on,” he said.
"The speaker vote by the representative is probably the only vote a member has control over,” Bock said. “I think that people elect you to use your good judgment in these instances.”
Bock said Clayton’s opponent, Democratic state Rep. John Bryant of Dallas, does not have a chance of winning.
Clayton lists 98 vote pledges
AUSTIN (AP) — Bill Clayton, acquitted Get. 22 of corruption charges arising from the FBI’s Brilab "sting” investigation, says he has clinched a fourth term as House speaker.
Clayton issued a list of 98 House members and representatives-elect pledged to his candidacy for the 1981 speaker’s race. He needs 76 votes to win.
“Today you are seeing a miracle become a reality. I know tnere were some who questioned statements I made in February that I would prove my innocence of false charges by fall and maintain my posture as a speaker candidate,” he said.
House members will elect the speaker — regarded as one of the three most powerful officials in state government — when the new legislature convenes Jan. 13.
Only Rep. John Bryant, D-Dallas, opposes Clayton, and Clayton said at a news conference Thursday that his list of 98 supporters "should effectively end any speculation about a speaker’s race.”
Clayton’s list included 28 of the 36 Republicans elected to the House on Tuesday.
Republicans are vitally interested in legislative and congressional redistricting — the major task of the 1981
session — but Clayton said they would receive no special consideration.
"Redistricting will be a thing I don’t feel will be given any weight because of any particular group,” Clayton said.
Among the well-wishers attending Clayton’s news conference were his Brilab lawyer, Roy Minton, and acquitted co-defendant, Randall "Buck” Wood of Austin.
Clayton dismissed a question about whether he is thinking of running for governor — a move he was considering before the Brilab accusations were made public in February.
"I won’t even consider that at this time. We are looking only toward the next legislative session,” he said.
The speaker said he waited until after the election to announce his plans because he did not want Brilab to be an issue in anybody’s campaign for state representative.
Clayton “saluted” Bryant for bringing “an opposing view to the race.”
Bryant says the speaker has too much power and Clayton has used it on behalf of special business interests
See CLAYTON, Page IZA