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New Braunfels, Texas Vol. 92 - No. 224 22 Pages - 2 Sections (USPS 377-880)
Five jailed in drug raid
By DYANNEFRY Staff writer
Four men and one woman arrested Thursday on drug charges remained in custody at the Comal County Jail Friday at press time in lieu of $100,000 bond each.
State and local lawmen confiscated approximately a pound of cocaine, and more than 200 pounds of marijuana, in a raid at 940 Wood Road. Sheriff’s Investigator Gilbert Villarreal estimated the value of the drugs at $270,000.
Villarreal said the raid was a “buy bust," made with the help of two undercover narcotics agents. City police, county sheriff’s deputies and Texas Rangers began surveillance of the suspects at I p.m. The undercover agents made contact with them at a
local hotel, and set up a bogus drug deal.
One agent went with one of the suspects to the Wood Road home to “inspect the merchandise.” The other stayed in the hotel room with the rest of the suspects. Authorities hit both spots at about 6:15 p.m.
The drugs were found in the home of 34-year-old Kenneth Alexander. Also arrested were Richard Lynn Underwood, 31; of Dallas; Patsy Kathleen Owens, 28, also of Dallas; Rafael Gutierrez, 33, of Rio Grande City; and Sidney Eugene Miller, 30, of Jacksonville.
All were charged on two counts — possession and delivery of marijuana, and possession of cocaine Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger put a
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County unhappy with bids on jail
By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer
Comal County Commissioners opened two bids on the proposed temporary jail Thursday. They weren’t happy with either.
One bid from M-Co Construction Co. of San Antonio is for $39,822. Martini Inc. of Burkeville offered the other bid of $52,000.
The bids dismayed commissioners W.N. “Bill" George, Charles “Tart" Mund and J L. Evans, who had expected a lower bid.
Originally, the estimated construction cost was $35,000 to $40,000.
Although the decision on the bids was earned over until the Nov. 14 meeting, the three commissioners discussed reopening the bidding process
The temporary facility, designed to ease crowding in the existing jail, will be an 18-by-54 building with two showers, two water closets, two lavatones and a water heater.
It will be built on a foundation of concrete pilings and will be built on beams capable of being moved.
In other action, the commissioners unanimously approved a sketch of Rancho Del Iago, Units 2 Ii 3. The approval was subject to the construction of an entry from the plat on to FM 3424.
The commissioners also approved the Chateau Breeze Subdivision, a resubdivision of Canyon Park Estates. Unit II.
The court approved variance on Unit 7 of The Woodlands Subdivision" to allow ^subdividing the area into two tractsFly Your Flag
Helmuth Banting raises one of the flags along Seguin Avenue Friday morning in honor of Veterans Day. A 10 a m. ceremony was held atBook battleLocal man among foes of evolution
AUSTIN (AP) - The State Board of Education has watched what could be a preview of a year-long controversy over teaching evolution in public school classrooms Science and biology textbooks are up for adoption next November, and witnesses testified Thursday on a proclamation setting out guidelines for publishers who want to submit books to the board for adoption.
Mike Hudson, Texas coordinator for People for the American Way, said the proclamation omits any reference to evolutionary theory.
"The board rule which limits the teaching of evolution and Proclamation 60 which emerges from it remain concessions to a small, extremist group that is outside the mainstream of scientific thought and outside the mainstream of American religion," Hudson said.
He quoted Nobel prize winner Steven Weinberg of the University of Texas at Austin as saying the proclamation "dictates science education that is reminiscent of the Dark Ages."
The 27-member board devoted the afternoon to hearing comments on the proclamation, after taking final testimony on $36.3 million in proposed textbooks scheduled for adoption Saturday. Total textbook costs, including replacement of current books, are expected to reach $65.5 million this year.
Former astronaut Charles Duke Jr., who walked on the moon in 1972, was among those supporting the ■ward rule that states in part that textbooks shall identify evolution “as only ale of several explanations of the origins of humankind... .*’
Duke, a New Braunfels investor, said, “Darwinian evolution ... is not
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Staff photo* bv John Af Soot#
Main Plaza in honor of Veterans’ Day, held on the anniversary of the armistice which ended World War I.
Unbeaten Hance touts conservatism
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
When he visits Comal County. U S. Senate candidate Kent Hance knows he’s fighting Bob Krueger on his home territory. But Hance can think of several reasons why local Democrats might want to pick him over Krueger in the spring primaries
Hance, who spoke at a lightly-attended town meeting Thursday at the Faust Hotel, thinks his political philosophy comes closer to matching that of most Comal County residents He considers himself the most conservative of the three Democrats running for John Tower’s soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat. Krueger, he said, is liberal, at least by Texas standards. And Texas Sen. Lloyd
Doggett is "very liberal,” Hance added
Continuous service and expenence in Washington are two other points Hance mentioned in his own favor. “I’m the only candidate that has passed a bill in U S. Congress," he said.
A former business law professor at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Hance has been U S. Representative for Texas district 19 since 1979. From 1975 to 1978, he served on the Texas Senate.
Doggett’s experience is all at the state level. Krueger once served in the U S. House, but quit in 1978 to run against Tower for the Senate. After his narrow defeat, he became ambassador at large to Mexico, but he has not held public office for six years
Perhaps most importantly, Hance believes he's the candidate who can win for the Democrats next November So far, he’s never lost a race
His first campaign, for the Texas Senate, was against an incumbent of 16 years. “The only people who thought I could win were myself, my wife, and one of my two children," he said. “Don’t get me wrong — both children were for me, but only one thought I could win."
Hance was undaunted by the fact that only nine people I including press and hosts) showed up at Thursday’s meeting. He remembers a meeting in Andrews, during one of his earlier campaigns, which was attended by only one person.
When election day came, “I carried
that town," Hance said.
As a legislator, Hance says he supports what he believes in, regardless of how anyone else votes. “I’m my own person. I will not be dictated to by national party leaders," he said.
One of the bills he's especially proud of is last year’s Hance Amendment, which stopped federal withholding tax un stock dividends and savings-account interest before it got started.
The withholding provision, tacked on to the end of a major tax reform package, passed Congress without generating much publicity in 1962. When stockholders and lending institutions realized what had happened several months later, they launched a campaign to get that section repealed
before it took effect in the summer of 1983
Hance said President Carter had tried for withholding tax on interest and dividends during his term, and that Congress defeated the measure 401-4. "You’d think Reagan would have known better than to try it," he said.
Federal spending is a big concern for Hance, who says across-the-board cutting is the only way to get it under control. He gave the Reagan administration some credit for its efforts to reduce the budget, but said the president had made too many areas off-limits for cuts.
In fact, Reagan wanted to increase the defense budget by IO percent.
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TOKYO (AP) - President Reagan, winding up a three-day visit of pomp and blunt talk in Japan, is heading for South Korea, where 100,000 security agents are on alert to protect him against the kind of terrorism that recently decimated the senior ranks of that nation's ruling regime.
Secretary of State George P. Shultz said today that South Korea, where the president and Mrs. Reagan will spend two days beginning Saturday, “is very much an area where you feel the tension. Korea
Reagan heads for Korea after 'blunt' Tokyo talks
is a tense place right now with these murders."
In Seoul, the security-conscious capital that will be Reagan’s next stop just 30 miles south of the border with North Korea, U.S. and South Korean flags already line the streets to celebrate the Americans’ arrival. But police and military forces are on full alert, as they have been since a terrorist bomb killed 17 top South Korean government officials, including four cabinet ministers, and narrowly missed President and Mrs. Chun
Doo-hwan during a visit to Bunns on Oct. 9.
Sporadic anti-government and anti-Reagan demonstrations by several hundred students were reported on the campuses of three Seoul universities today. But students said reinforced police units, some using tear gas and riot control agents, moved in swiftly to break up the protests before they could gain momentum.
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Krueger charges mistreatment in jail
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
Comal County Jail inmate Kent Krueger has accused a former jailer of tying him to his bed with torn strips of sheet, and then leather restraints.
Krueger said a jailer known to him as "Charlie" tied him to his bed with sheets,
then leather restraints, and later handcuffed Mm to the jail bars. He also said the jailer’s city police buddies were called to come laugh at him.
Jail Administrator John Jenkins said he was aware of the alleged incident, and that the jailer involved was terminated shortly thereafter.
"He (Krueger) was handcuffed and had
leg irons on for roughly three hours — for his own protection. Tile County Court-at-Law coordinator was notified of the restraint," Jenkins said Friday.
The date in question was Oct. 18, four days before Krueger escaped from the jail’s exercise area.
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This afternoon will be sunny and mild, with a high rn the upper-60s Tonight will be clear, and not as cold as Thursday night. Saturday will be sunny and warm. Winds will shift to the southeast this afternoon, blowing at 5-10 miles per hour, becoming light tonight, and near IO mph Saturday . Sunset today will be at 5:38 p.m., and sunrise Saturday at 6:53 a.m.
Canyon’s volleyball team faces a showdown with Brownsville Pace for the Class 4A regional championship — ami the right to play in the state tournament in Austin — Saturday at 3 p.m. in Sinton. Details in sports.
WEATHER........................3APanel begins growth study of Comal ISD
Planning can be the key to meeting growth needs in the future of a school district as diverse as Comal ISD.
A long-range planning committee, organized Oct. 12, met Thursday night to begin analyzing those needs in five areas of study — demographics, curriculum, existing facilities, data management and extra-curricular activities.
"We’re taking a 1979 report by an architectural firm and upgrading it, rather than starting from scratch," Roo Eyres, chairman of the existing faculties subcommittee, said in his report. “Each campus principal was given a report to update. Then sometime before Christmas, we’U be touring each campus with the principals, making extensive notes of condition."
The demographics subcommittee is chaired by Dr. Byron Augustin, a professor at Southwest Texas State University. Existing information available to Augustin includes a statistical study done in 1973-74 by Dr. Terry Bishop, a professor at the University of
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