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FRIDAY November 12,1982 2S cents
Changing of the guard
Former secret police chief to succeed Brezhnev
MOSCOW (AP) - Former KGB chief Yuri V. Andropov took over as head of the Soviet Communist Party today and then led the Kremlin hierarchy in paying respects to the late I^eonid I. Brezhnev.
Andropov was named to succeed Brezhnev as general secretary of the party in a swift assumption of the nation’s most powerful post.
Andropov, 68, who commanded the shadowy KGB secret police for 15 years, was unanimously elected general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party in a special session. The committee acted on a decision of the ruling Politburo, of which Andropov is one of 12 voting members.
The official Tass news agency said Andropov told the Central Committee after his election: “We know full well that imperialists will never meet one’s pleas for peace. It can be upheld only by resting upon the invincible might of the Soviet armed forces.’’ Andropov gave up control of the sprawling KGB
secret police network last spring to take up fulltime duties in the top circle of the ruling hierarchy. Observers saw the move as an attempt to separate himself from the domestic police and foreign intelligence agency.
Andropov moved to the fore in the leadership race when he was chosen Thursday to head the committee arranging the funeral of the 75-year-old president and Communist Party chief.
Soviet sources speculated that Andropov’s chief rival for power, long-time Brezhnev aide Konstantin U. Chernenko, would be named president later this month.
Brezhnev, who died Wednesday after an 18-year rule, also held that largely ceremonial post.
Chernenko nominated Andropov to the top party post, Tass said. It was seen as a message of unity.
After the election, Andropov and the other Politburo members went to the columned hall of the
House of Unions, where Brezhnev’s body lay in state.
Also present was 76-year-old Andrei P. Kirilenko, who disappeared mysteriously from the Politburo portrait gallery for last Sunday’s Revolution Day (festivities, witnesses said.
But they said Kirilenko, who for a long time was considered Brezhnev’s heir apparent, stood separately from the members of the ruling Politburo. This appear to signal that Kirilenko is no longer a member of the Kremlin ruling circle.
Thousands of Red Army troops jammed the flag-draped capital today to pay respects to Brezhnev.
The military men lined up under gray skies outside the columned hall of the House of Unions, where the body of the 75-year-old president and Communist Party secretary general lay in state.
Hundreds of thousands of Soviet citizens were
See brezhnev, Page 16 Leonid Brezhnev — Russians pay last respects
Deer season begins Saturday
By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer
Saturday is a day many Comal Countians have been waiting for — ifs the opening day of deer season.
The 1982-83 regular deer season runs from Saturday through Jan. 2, according to newly adopted Texas Parks and Wildlife regulations.
This year’s limit is three deer per hunter. Of these three, only two may be bucks and antlerless deer may be taken by permit only, according to wildlife rules.
Also according Parks and Wildlife regulations, “bucks must have a pronged antler.”
These regulations, however, were not the original regulations proposed for this hunting season by proposed by Parks and Wildlife. Commissioners Court vetoed the proposed new regulations this past summer and called for the previous year’s regulations to remain in effect.
As a result, shooting of spike bucks will be illegal this hunting season.
Legally the court has the power (and has used it in previous years) to veto the Parks and Wildlife Commission’s proposed hunting regulations. By usmg this power the court ensures that the regulations for the previous hunting season
automatically remain ut effect for another year.
In June of this past year, the court vetoed the Parks and Wildlife Commission’s proposed regulations that called for a change in antlerless deer hunting so that an antlerless deer tag would be required for either sex of deer.
It was also proposed that the definition of a buck deer be changed to mean one “with hardened antlers protruding through the skin.” This change would make spike buck hunting legal.
In previous years, the legalization of spike buck hunting has been a sore point between the court and Parks and Wildlife, which contends that spike bucks are inferior animals and “should not be given any special protection.”
This year, however, commissioners weren’t as strongly opposed to the spike buck rule — although still concerned about it — as they were to the antlerless deer hunting.
The court strongly opposed the commission’s regulation concerning antlerless deer hunting which commissioners said would “allow for unlimited antlerless deer hunting.”
The commission, on the other hand,
See DEER, Page 16
Winds will take a turn to the north today, blowing up to 30 mph and gusty by evening and cooling things off considerably. lake wind advisories are in effect. Tonight will be fair, with winds diminishing to 10-15 mph. Saturday will be fair and cool.
New Braunfels and Hays Consolidated butt heads tonight in Kyle, with the District 13-AAAA championship on the line. Canyon seeks a measure of revenge at home against the Kerrville Tivy Antlers, who inflicted a 63-8 pasting on the Cougars last year. Tonight’s games end the regular season schedule.
The space shuttle Columbia performed like a champ Thursday, delivering its satellite cargo into space. A second such delivery was scheduled for today. See Page 3
Has it gotten to the point where you don’t even blink when politicians talk in terms of billions of dollars? Columnist Virginia Payette has some down-to-earth descriptions of just how much money they’re talking about. See Page 4
COMICS ...................... 8
Walesa release due
Polish authorities sign papers freeing Solidarity union leader
WARSAW, Poland (API - Martial law authorities have signed the order for release of interned Solidarity chief lz?ch Walesa and said he will leave the remote villa where he has been held on Saturday, a reliable source reported today.
The unofficial source, who requested anonymity, said Walesa was expected to be brought to his home in Gdansk by Sunday for a reunion with his w ife and seven children.
A government source said Walesa would leave the government resort of Arlainow in extreme southeast Poland on Saturday where he has been held ll months and be taken directly to Gdansk The source, an aide to a top official, requested anonymity.
Reports that Walesa had already been set free swept the capital today, but the Justice Ministry spokesmen denied them, say ing “it is not true that Walesa has already been freed.”
Spokesmen for the Interior Ministry and the government’s press office would not comment.
Technically, Walesa could be considered a free man from the moment Interior Minister C zeslaw Kiszczak ordered his release which was announced Wednesday by government spokesman Jerzy Urban.
In announcing that Walesa would be freed, Urban skirted a reporter’s question about whether the 39-year-old labor leader would be forced into exile.
“Walesa has not expressed his intentions to leave the country, but I can add that his passport is at his disposal at any moment,” Urban told foreign reporters at a hastily called news conference Thursday.
Word of Walesa’s impending release was the latest in a string of events indicating martial law chief Gen. Wojcieeh Jaruzelski is now confident of control in this nation of 36 million people.
The government and the influential Roman Catholic Church announced Monday that Pope
John Paul ll will pay a second visit to his homeland next June On Wednesday. Solidarity s second bid t< stir nationwide protests over its Ort. 8 outlawing fizzled when only about 2,000 of the Poland’s 13 million workers reportedly attempted to strike.
Urban did not link either development to the decision to free Walesa.
He said Walesa offered to cooperate with the military government but added that “no conditions were put to Walesa concerning his release ”
The news spread quickly . An estimated 6,000 demonstrators in Warsaw and 2,000 in Krakow rallied to mark Poland’s re-emergence as an independent state after V* orld War I and chanted “Walesa is free’’’and Solidarity. Solidarity!” Police broke up the crowd w uh tear gas. Walesa’s wife, Danuta, greeted news that her husband would soon join her and their seven children with a lunt of skepticism.
If it is true, I will be happy,” she told The Associated Press by telephone from the couple’s home in Gdansk, the Baltic port city where Walesa helped found Solidarity during shipyard strikes in August, 1980.
Walesa was among tiiousands of unionists seized when martial law was decreed and Solidarity suspended last Dec. 13 in a move to crush a wave of nationwide uiuest Hundreds of internees have since been released but Walesa remained in a government villa in Arlainow, near the Soviet border in southeastern Poland.
Urban said Walesa’s release would be delayed until sometime in “the next few days because of technical reasons such as different formalities, his luggage and so forth ’
He said Walesa expressed a new willingness to help solve Poland’s problems in a letter he wrote four days ago to Jaruzelski, who is premier, Canun unlet Party chief and head of the military government-
Comfund needs your help to reach $85,000 target
At least five stereo sets stolen over the last three months were recovered when police executed a search warrant at 159 S. Krueger,
New Braunfels Detective Juan Gusme said Ruben Paredez, 18, and Johnny Bennett, were arrested for burglary of a habitant, in connection with the
recovered items. Paredez is still in jail, while Bennett is free on a $5,000 bond.
“Paredez was at 159 S. Krueger when we run the search warrant, and the Bennett arrest was made earlier that week on fingerprints,” Gusme said, adding that the recovered items were all from burglaries
within the last three months.
Although the items were connected with at least five separate burglaries, Gusme said that a lot of stolen property has not been recovered. “Some of the bigger items haven't been found yet, but we’re still looking,” he added.
Detective Juan Gusme inspects the recovered merchandise
Staff photo by Ctndy fiichmc
Two jailed on burglary charges
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
He admits he's worried, but Comfund president John Turman still thinks Comal County’s version of the United Way will reach its $85,000 goal.
“We’re closer than we were in August, but I don’t mind telling you I'm worried,” Turman said Friday. “We’re short, but we’re ahead of last year, and that’s encouraging.”
As of Friday morning, Comal County Conununity Fund pledges totaled $51,545.62. But Comfund secretary Suzanne Herbelin said there were still a few major industries out, and that the yellow return envelopes - a new idea this year, included in bank statements and telephone billings - were still a big success.
The 18 agencies funded by Comfund donations are: American Red Cross. Arthritis Foundation, Bihl Rehabilitation Center, Boy Scouts of America, Cerebral Palsy Treatment Center. Comal County Head Start, Comal County Mental Health-Mental Retardation Center, Comal County Senior Citizens Center, Comal County Youth Fair. Community Service Center.
Also, Crisis Line. Hays County Women’s Center. Home Care of Comal County, Humane Society of New Braunfels Area, luanda Recreation Association, Lone Star Girl Scout Council, Salvation Army, Texas Society for Autistic children, and United Wa, of Texas.
(.ast year, Comfund fell short of its $95,000 goal by
about $15,000. So funded agencies only received 87 percent of their original allocations.
“The economy is not as we’d like to see it,” Turman said. “But that just means these agencies need the money that much more. And a one-time donation like this is one of the best ways to help out.”
Turman reported several Comfund board members had gotten negative reactions from people when asked for donations, because they didn't like a particular agency being funded, etc. “That reminds me of a little story rn, father used to tell me,” Turman began
“There was this farmer and his son, and they broke the post hole digger while building a fence. So the farmer asked his neighbor if he could borrow a post ho * digger, and the neighbor said. ‘No. my cow is having a calf *
“Later, the son said, ‘l ather, I don't understand what his cow having a calf had to do with us borrowing hts post hole digger?' The farmer said. ‘Son, when someone doesn't want to loan you something, any old excuse will do.’
‘‘There s no donation too small, or none too large, for that matter,” Turman added
The 1981 Comfund drive shut down at the first of lv*8*2. This year, October was proclaimed Comfund month, and Turman laid, "The first of the year <1983) will be the absolute deadline for this drive.
But I’m hoping to reach our goal this year by the end of NovemL* i Ar ii I think we can with everybody’s help.”