New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 27, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
The Comal County Community Fund hat reason to celebrate.
“I got the news this morning that contributions from employees of a local food chain will put us over the $100,000 mark," Jesse Garcia, 1963 Comfund drive chairman, said Thursday.
Before that good news, Garcia had placed the Comfund balance this week at $90,891.90.
"We've reached our goal, and it’s
time to celebrate. So the Comfund $100,000 Victory Celebration will be at 9 a.m. Monday on Main Plaza, where the Comfund thermometer is," Garcia said. Officials on the program include Major O.A. Stratemann and Chamber of Commerce president Donnie Seay.
Comfund president Bill Morton will have the honors of adding tile final $10,000 to the thermometer, which now stands at $90,000. Comfund
publicity chairman Leland Cox, advance drive chairman Bob Kiesling ami Garcia will also be on the program.
A similar type celebration will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Canyon Lake Action Center in Settler. There where a second giant thermometer has called home, Comfund director Polly Saunders and rural drive chairman Joel Loehman will be in
cluded on the program.
Garcia described the 1983 Comfund effort "the most successful campaign I’ve been with." He added that Pete Nowotny, drive chairman in 1964 had confirmed that this was the earliest a Comfund drive had ever been completed
"We started out this campaign with the theme, With you, it works,"’
Garcia said. "Our objective was to cover the county so well that no one would say they didn’t get asked to contribute."
With over 200 volunteers, Garde said he accomplished that objective. "We appreciate those who gave, big and small,” he added. "And we appreciate the people who had the desire to give, but nothing really to spare."
-DEBBIE DeLO ACH
Nww Braunfels, Texas
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THURSDAY October 27,1983 25 cants
Marines besiege Cubans at prison
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — American troops besieged the last of Grenada's stubborn defenders at a prison on the embattled Caribbean island today. The U.S. death toll rose to eight, and dozens of Cubans were reported killed in the invasion's first two days.
The prime minister of Barbados, one of the invasion's staunchest supporters, said elections for a new Grenadian government would be held within three months.
By early today, 375 American residents or tourists had been evacuated from the tiny island and flown to Charleston, S.C.
A Cuban force was "holding the high ground” around the island's Richmond Hill prison, where at least several dozen political prisoners were detained, a Pentagon source, who insisted on anonymity, said in Washington.
The Reagan administration said today there were upwards of 1,000 Cubans on Grenada, more heavily armed than expected. There were also indications Havana was planning to build a major installation on the island, White House spokesman larry Speakes told reporters.
Pentagon sources said today the number of UJS servicemen killed Md risen to eight Eight others were listed as missing, and 30 were reported wounded. About 2 JOO Marines and Army troops are on Grenada.
Various reports indicate at least 42 Cubans have been killed. The death toll among Grenadians remained unknown. State-owned Barbados radio said that "very few Grenadian soldiers have been captured."
Accounts of the invasion were impossible to verify first-hand because foreign reporters remained barred from Grenada. Three reporters who reached Grenada by boat on Wednesday were "picked up in the midst of heavy fighting and evacuated." said Army U. Col. Lee De Lome, a Pentagon spokesman
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See GRENADA, Page UABizarre caseVictim stabbed himself, police detectives feel
By DEBBIE DaLOACH Staff writer
A Seguin man, who died Tuesday night at McKenna Memorial Hospital apparently stabbed himself 26 times.
Travis County Medical Examiner Dr. Roberto Bayardo ruled the wounds on Jim L Roy’s body were "self-inflicted," following an autopsy Wednesday. But Precinct I Peace Justice Harold Krueger declined Thursday to rule the death a suicide.
"The man had 26 stab wounds, with 12 hitting vital organs,” Krueger said. "However, I don’t think it’s wise to make a fast decision in this case." He added his ruling on suicide or homicide would come by Friday noon "after we’ve put our heads together."
But at least two officers in the New Braunfels Police Criminal Investigation Division are convinced the wounds were self-inflicted.
Ll. Felix Roque called the case "unique and the most bizarre I’ve ever seen, but this man died of selfinflicted stab wounds." Detective Juan Gusme agreed.
Roy, 37, was found Tuesday night near death at the Fountain Motel. His body was discovered underneath the motel’s canopy on the driveway. He died over an hour later at McKenna Memorial Hospital.
The man was not registered at the motel, but his vehicle was in the parking lot. A buck knife and a pocket knife, reportedly belonging to Roy, were found at the scene. However, Bayardo’s report indicated only one knife was used to inflict the wounds.
"There were no defensive wounds, no obvious restraint bruises. There were no witnesses who could indicate any type of a struggle," Roque said Thursday.
See STABBING, Page IUGetting the hang of it
William Smith may be trying to get rid of a headache, but more than likely, he's hanging upside-down from the parallel bars at Bulverde Elementary just for the fun of it. With a week of pleasant weather so far, it's been a good time for students to hang around.
The wounded come home
Helicopter pilot among soldiers returning to U.S.
Airstrip Point Salines
Cubans were holding out in St. George's
FORT BRAGG, N C. (AP) - An Army sergeant injured when his helicopter was shot down over Grenada was among dozens of wounded servicemen who were returned to the United States for treatment after the island invasion, said military officials and family members.
At least 20 wounded were brought Wednesday to Womack Army Hospital at Fort Bragg, according to a newspaper photographer who witnessed their arrival, and officials said five more were at the Charleston, S C., naval hospital.
"I can go to sleep now," said a relieved Anna Bruton of Poughkeepsie, N Y., after receiving word that her son. Army Staff Sgt. Amos Martin Howard, was at the North Carolina hospital.
She had been told he was aboard a downed helicopter and waited 17 hours
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) - The UJS. invasion force on Greaada overcame resistance today at the Grenadian army headquarters of Fort Frederick ta the capital of St. George’s, a Barbados radio report said.
The privately owaed Voice of Barbados said eppositiea on the Caribbeaa islaad coattailed oa the east coast at Calivigny Point, a military terne. la Wash*^gtoa, Pentagon sources said armed Cubans also were still holding out at the Richmond Hill prison, in St. George's.
before learning from her daughter-in-law that Howard had escaped death She said he was rn stable condition, recovering from head injuries and broken ribs
Meanwhile, the last of an estimated 3,000 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division prepared to leave Fort Bragg for Grenada, unidentified Army sources told the Fayetteville Times
Soldiers and commanders spent Wednesday readying equipment, and flatbed trucks loaded with rations and ammunition headed for the air base gates
At several location inside the division area, wives — many carrying babies — embraced soldiers wearing battle uniforms and backpacks.
Soldiers waited in groups behind a C-141 plane for transport to the island
Marines compile list of Beirut survivors
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — UJS. Marinas today completed a bat of survivors of the terrorist bombing of their Beirut command post and searched the wreckage for more victims as the death toll rose to 211.
Cap!. Wayne Jones, a Marine spokesman, said bodies of those killed in the suicide truck-bomb attack on the Marine command post were being flown to the American Rhine-Main Air Base in West Germany. He provided no specific figures on what the military called its "live Ult," but the Pentagon said there were 1,799 servicemen not kitted or wounded in the bombing and began releasing the names in hatches
Jones said more than 490 serviceman at the camp had catted home on telephone circuits that had been aet up for them.
The command center at Beirut’s international airport was flattened by a truck bomb driven lido the building’s lobby by a suicide terrorist at daybreak Sunday.
Search efforts continued today both at the Marine poet and at the wreckage of a nine-story headquarters of a French paratroop company about a mile away. The French Defense Ministry put its casualty toll from the almost simultaneous truck-bombing at 54 killed, 15 wounded and four missile and presumed dssd.
Cpl. Randy Barefoot, 21, of Kenly. N.C., who was helping to dig through the wreckage at the Marine camp Wednesday, said: "We’vs given up hope anybody is alive. Att the floors are pressed down and everything is squished."
Vice President George Bush inspected the disaster site Wednesday and also met with President Amin Gemayei and the commanders of the French and Italian peacekeeping forces in Lebanon He landed while the Marines at Beirut airport were on their highest state of alert following a dawn attack with small arms, mortars and bazookas. No Marines were hit The vice president returned to the United States Wednesday night (hi arrival at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, he said he impressed upon Gemayei "the absolute essentiality of working with all intelligence services to find these culprits ... Thu amply cannot go unpunished’’ WASHINGTON (AP) - The Defense Department has released the following
partial list of Texas servicemen killed or missing in the Beirut headquarters bombing Sunday. They are Marines unless otherwise noted Moat — and possibly all — of those luted aa missing are presumed dead by the Pentagon and are included in the announced death toll of 221.
Ceaaar, Lance Cpl. Johnnie, El Campo, Tex.
Coleman, Army Spec. 4 Marcus E., Dallas
McMahon, Pfc. Timothy. Austin, Texas MISSING:
Brown, Lance Cpl. David, Conroe, Tex.
Fulton, Lance Cpl. Michael, Ft. Worth. INJURED:
Almanza, Navy Hoapttalman, Lorenzo, El Paso
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