New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 29, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas
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m rn. I M I J- Bl 9 Wednesday. Oct. 29, 1980 3ARally supports Nobody for President7
AUSTIN (AP) — It was the strangest political rally anybody could remember seeing in the past four years — but then, the candidate was a bit on the odd side, too.
It was the Nobody for President campaign rally Monday on the University of Texas’ Austin campus. Campaign coordinator Wavy Gravy tried to whip the crowd of 500 students into a frenzy over his candidate — Nobody — with rhetoric and demagoguery of the lowest sort.
“Who was president before George Washington?’’ Gravy asked.
“Nobody!” the crowd chorused.
"Who honored the treaties with ♦ „ ; .
“Nobody!” answered the crowd "Who will lower our taxes?”
"Who will free the hostages?"
“Who do you want to run your In* • "Nobody!”
“Who bakes chocolate pie botte* ^ mom?"
By now the crowd was pretty llw# ^ Gravy began seeking testimonials
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stepped for war t ,, nit ness.
“I’ve never % ,ir > >body," he confessed, but immediate .‘This year rm Koin8
to vote for Nofc^.
Then Texas . ,IMf|v urn Steve Fromholz took the stage t« * J #f**t sing one of Nobody’s campaign tur . ’V ,*t> Knows You When You’re Dovo,^^
Knows You When
“Just remend, ***,.**> reminded the tudents. if \ mL, * • «. nobody loses.”
He then off*, tthe candidates’ debate and s, * ..^pendent “Aggie’
students, "if .
Hn »k«« j (he candidates’
contender, Col. Clay Cannon, stepped forward to conducta head-to-head debate with Nobody.
During a lull, Gravy admitted his real name is Hugh Romney and the campaign parody was organized by a San Francisco-area commune that calls itself the Hog Farm. Tin- members run a telephone answering service, children’s camps and an organic grape farm — and organize street theater presentations, such as the Nobody for President campaign.
This is Nobody’s second try for the presidency, Romney said. He was put forward as a candidate iii 1976 and is the candidate again this year because there is potential for a landslide.
Romney pointed out that Nobody drew a larger Crowd than did Ronald Reagan’s son, Mike, two ^eeks ago and pulled almost as many spectators as Vice President Walter Mondale last weekend.
Surrounded by evidence that his candidate was gaining popularity. Romney pointed to signs Saying "Nobody Cares," “Nobody Is Qualified” and "Nobody Should Have That Much Power,” listened to supporters chanting, “Nobody’s gonna send me to war and I'm going to war for Nobody," and a choral rendition of “Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen."
Nobody, Romney said, has stirred such political excitement
'Breakthrough,' Krueger saysBorder bridges get green light
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Mexican government has given the go-ahead for two bridges to be built between Mexico and Texas at Los Indios in the Lower Rio Grande Valley and at Presidio.
In announcing Tuesday that the decision had been made. Bob Krueger, U.S. ambassador-at-large for Mexico, hailed it as “kind of a breakthrough.”
“It’s something I think very important to South Texas,” the former Texas congressman said about the two bridges.
Krueger said Mexican foreign ministry officials told him about the decision at a Washington meeting.
The Suite Department had issued U.S. permits for the bridge at I ais Indios in 1974 and for the Presidio bridge ut 1976.
Representatives of die General Services Administration will meet with Mexican officials in December to discuss federal staffing requirements for the new bridges, he said.
The bridge between [ais Indios and the Mexican
state of Tamaulipas would a* * *** route-Cameron County, Texas, has take care
of the American share of con,*...,* %mm colts and will be repaid by tolls.
The bridge between xmf OJmaga,
Mexico, now is a privately ox , ( v1d#e built in the 1920s.
The operator of the wooden fetKfc* |f» Presidio Bridge Co., went as far as Cou,'t
trying to scuttle plans for th*. M arguing
that it would be put out of bu, , t 8hr publicly
The Mexican governing* jounced it
would close its side of the when a
new bridge opens.
The Supreme Court turt^ ^ pw bridge company’s bid for an appeal §
Presidio County would ih.%^ ■ bonds to
pay the U.S. construction ^ pie bonds
would be paid off by charging Cris Aldrete, federal of thc
Southwest Border Regional t ( | said the
_fntn»nt had suggested that a new appt ' * J*ded for issuing bridge permits.
“TV* ‘’ame up with a temporary
resit .» ** Vr. you might say,” he said. “The
Me*. m* , m effect these are issued urn t4,» have some form of more or-
of Del Rio, Texas, said the
Mtiwr •—fpinent preferred negotiating dir***. hic Suite Department to being
visit./, ** girder municipality interested in a
V . . m regional action was necessary
bcf„t*. * Mi national bridge could be built.
At * * ^ a(I°Pte(I would not affect
the ‘ v State Department already has *m,l"^fwrapproval ^ Mexico.
St. ^ ^ of the border commission said
man* ** <u*ii<f^nii»unities along the border have • cst ill building, expanding or • nu,t ' I cs. including El Paso, Del Rio,
Group seeks new utility rules
AUSTIN (Apl — To consumer groups that proposed the rules, the idea is to protect poor, defenseless Texans from powerful utility companies that arbitrarily dole out power.
To the companies, the only thing the rules would do is protect a few customers who might be looking for free electricity. Consumers who pay their bills would wind up also paying for the freeloaders, according to the companies.
“Utilities have been given a dangerous freedom. Essen
tially, a freedom to kill." said Willo Hardin of Austin, representing the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now < ACORN I.
Ms. Hardin told Public Utility Commission Hearing Examiner Mark Zeppa at a Tuesday hearing that "utility terminations kill people in Texas every year."
"The funny thing is a utility customer has no rights.
Convicted murderers have
rights," she said,
ACORN and Consumers
Union want the PUC to adopt a series of rules controlling
utility service including:
— No cut-offs w * m endanger a custo,,^ , Hh
— Annual six. ...
customers of then ,
— Deferred for delinquent accounts.
— Bilingual notices.
— A formal h*»:_______ ^
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Bull mutilation blamed on UFOs
HARLINGEN (AP) Rancher Bill Heath says there is only one explanation for the recent bizarre mutilation and death of his Charolais bull — UFOs.
"That’s what I believe,” the South Texas cattle man said after finding the bull with its tongue and heart cut out. “Some people have said it was persons from the occult, devil worshippers, but they would have had to be using a helicopter to get around out there."
Heath said he is baffled by the desecration, which resembles a rash of similar mutilations two years ago in eastern Cameron County.
"Ifs very strange," he said Tuesday, after finding the body of his best bull Sunday
afternoon. "There were no tracks around the animal It was like he was hit and just fell over on his side.
"There was some blood coming out of its nose, but in the other carcasses, there was no blood at ail."
The typical 1978 attacks involved clean incisions to remove some or all of the animals’ tongue, lips, reproductive organs, heart and eyes.
Texas Ranger Bruce Casteel of Harlingen was one of several state and local officers who investigated the wave of mutilations in 1978.
"Most of the cattle I looked at I would say had been mutilated, if that’s what you want to call it, by varmints, like coyotes," he said
all of then,. 1^7^11* ones Heath is Casteel said,
Heath said R* jilted scavengers ^ the
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"Just because you give a customer a statement of his rights doesn’t mean he is going to read it,” said Jeb loveless of Texas Power & Light Co.
Steinhilper said the disconnection policy would allow customers to go 110 days without paying bills, at an annual cost of $500,000 a year to the company.
Nancy Rice of Houston Lighting & Power Co., said: "It is unfair to customers who do pay their bills on time to continue to bear the expense of those who don’t.”
Al Engelland of Dallas Power & light Co. said the proposed rules actually would affect two-fifths of I percent of the company’s customers.
“There were some deaths in Dallas this summer,” Engelland said. "In each instance electric service was available. It was hooked up and connected ... These rules would not have stopped one death.”
Several spokesmen disputed the need for a formal hearing process.
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Ford surpass^ <3^ jn losses
DETROIT ( AP) Ford Motor Co.
$595 million in tho third quarter of 19^k loss that took the industry’s worst-quC ever title from its top competitor. Anq t‘r~ Ford officials say their economic futq(> depends greatly on tin’ government.
It was the second m the industry’s i. of third-quarter rep,,i is. Chrysler Coi^ 1,l() will announce results soon and Anierj.' Motors Corp. is to announce its figure early November. 1
Ford’s report Tues«lay eclipsed the | dustry record loss of $567 million, reb '' the day before by (Jrneral Motors Co),1 fed for the same quarter.
As big as Kurd’s loss was, it was n^. record for a U.S. eumpimy. d
U.S. Steel Corp. holds (hat record^
$669 million loss fin the fourth quarte,
reported at $562 million, but the steelmaker revised it earlier this ye^
1979. The loss for the quarter was fii^ ut
reflect accounting t hauges.
Ford’s losses for the year so far record for any U s company's first, '* months $1.23 billion or $10.20 pi*r^'be
against a profit »>t $i .21 billion or $1^ share for the period lust year. ® P'*1'
For the third quarter, Ford’s $595 loss amounted to $4 95 per share, c^^Hion pared to profits of $103 million or 85 per share in the period last year. ents Ford Chairman philip Caldwell President Donald |»ftersen said statement that the loss was caused ^
decreased sales, a smaller market share for Ford and higher interest costs.
Slowing economies in Europe, decreased sales, one-time expenses to trim costs, and the cost of launching new products helped cut into overseas results, they said.
Ford has closed two assembly plants and several other plants in the United States this year. The No. 2 automaker's share of the total U.S. car market slipped from 20 percent in the first three quarters of 1979 to 16 percent so far this year.
"How quickly Ford can improve its position in the U S market will depend importantly on how the government shapes the environment iii which our customers live and we do business," Caldwell and Petersen said.
"High inflation, declining productivity, excessive regulation and damage to the United Suites industry caused by tile sharp increase iii sales of cars imported from Japan are serious problems Rial need to be dealt with responsibly and quickly," then statement said.
Ford’s credit rating slip|>ed a notch Tuesday for the second time in BMW). Standard & Poor’s Corp. lowered Ford’s rating from AA to A because of what it said was increasing uncertainty that strong profits could be restored soon.
GM would lake the record for pre-tax losses for a single quarter with a deficit of $953 million before tax coedits iii this year's third quarter and $1.53 billion for the nine months
Man missing jn Qu|f
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PORT ISABEL < Apl - Oui man is safely ashore Imlay, but the Coast Guard search continues for his Pm t Arthur buddy last seen clinging I" «* •*’ gallon gas can after their pleasure boat sank in the Gulf of Mexico five days ago.
Owen Joe Cato. 311, of lx?ucadia, Calif., was rescued by a cot i ii nereis I fisherman who found hun floating in a life jacket Monday about 45 miles southeast of Corpus Christi, said ('oast (Juard spokesman I A. Steve Sp<u'ks.
Louis A. Nelson,2b, was still
CoajJ^ Tuesday night when suspr Guard officials a.iii, Jded the search until 6 •y*‘day.
and 1 Vc* been using aircraft sear./^''face vessels iii the wean * Sparks said "The and *^*' got bad, it got dark Highth called it off foi the
A Un „ sail) °ast Guard spokesman
to J^*1* urea from Port Labe
Padre Island had Tuo, Searched several tunes
I'Vfver, Coast (iuurd ’'lls would not comment
on when the search might tx* called off if the mail is not found today.
Cato told rescuers lie and Nelson left Port Isabel oil Oct. 2 iii a 30-foot wooden pleasure craft. The vessel sank Oct. 23 and tile two men climbed into a life raft which capsized three hours later.
Cato said he was wearing a life vest and that Nelson was clinging to a 5-gallon gas can.
Sparks said it is not known if tile men were on a fishing trip or some other activity when their boat capsized.
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