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New Braunfels. TexasTropical storm soaks Texas coastline
HOUSTON (AP) — Residents along the upper Texas coast were awash Saturday in floodwaters caused by up to 17 inches of rain as Tropical Storm Danielle splashed inland and collapsed.
The murky floodwaters slowly started to recede Saturday evening, but about 60 people evacuated from low-lying areas were forced to spend the night at an emergency shelter.
Heavy rains diminished to a drizzle along the Texas-Louisiana border and
skies over the Houston-Galveston area began to clear Saturday evening.
One unidentified woman drowned and Beaumont police searched for two others who might have been in a the car when it plunged a flooded underpass and sank in 20 feet of water, said Sgt. Martin Goldbeck.
The Coast Guard, along with law enforcement officers from Texas and Louisiana, searched the Gulf of Mexico for two men who disappeared in
Meanwhile, busy forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami watched Tropical Storm Earl building strength in the western Atlantic.
Another depression was nearing tropical storm strength off Cape Hatteras, N.C.
However, neither disturbance posed any immediate threat to land, forecasters said.
Danielle eased ashore Friday night near the Bolivar Penisula, a barrier island 50 miles southeast of Houston. Winds of 55 to 60 mph quickly dimished to 35 mph as the storm moved inland.
In Port Arthur, an industrial community of 60,000 near the Texas-Louisiana border, at least 60 people were evacauted from the Montrose and Elvester areas, said Jefferson County Civil Defense spokesman Bryan Broussard.
Several angry Montrose residents, however, claimed water from the nearby white neighborhoods was being pumped into the predominantly-black district.
“I ain’t gonna lie about it,” Oran Reed, 58, an employee of Jefferson County drainage district No. 7, told the Houston Post. “I’m not going to lie about it because I live there. I’ve already lost everything I had.”
By 8 p.m., the remnants of the storm were situated south of San Antonio.
The depression was expected to dissipate as it continued slowly westward at IO mph, the National Weather Service said.
Over a 24-hour period, Beaumont-Port Arthur had received 17.11 inches of rain, Lakeview had recorded 17.4 inches, Bridge City received 13 and nearly three inches had fallen in Houston, the NWS said.
Aniol to seek
By ROBERT JOHNSON News Editor
Nothing much has been happening lately on the 70-acre tract on the Guadalupe River at the end of Rusk Street behind Mission Valley Mills, and that fact has not escaped the attention of City Council.
That tract is the site of the proposed River Gardens clinic, a facility for handicapped slow learners which has been the brainchild of Dr. Larry J. Aniol, a clinical psychologist from San Antonio. Aniol’s clinic is supposed to be either completed or well on its way toward completion by midnight, Jan. 21,
That deadline was originally Jan. 21, 1979, but council granted him a two-year extension. Aniol is seeking another extension from council Monday, and Mayor Donnie Seay thinks council may not give it to him.
“If I judge the pulse of the council correctly, I’d say they’d be reluctant to grant another extension,” he said. They were reluctant the first time, he noted, but the two-year extension finally passed on a 5-1 vote at the Jan. 15,1979 meeting.
Noting Aniol said two years ago “he was fixing to start construction,” Seay said, “I
can’t say he showed very good faith in not getting anything done.”
However, Aniol, who has acquired a contractor for his project in Hoover Construction Co. of Burnet, feels differently.
Asked if he expected to receive an extension, Aniol said Friday, ’‘There’s no reason we shouldn’t. We have acted in good faith. We’re still going to do what we said we were going to do.”
When it came up in the summer of 1977, Aniol’s clinic was a very hot topic for several successive council meetings. Nine of the 31 surrouding property owners registered official complaints, and many others living nearby also protested. As a result, passage at each of the three readings was anything but routine.
The special permit needed to build the facility finally passed 6-1 at council’s Aug. 8, 1977 meeting. The seven votes (normally there are six, as the mayor votes only in ties) were needed after City Attorney Irvin Boamet ruled a 75 percent majority of the full council was needed to approve the permit, since more than 20 percent of the adjacent property owners had objected.
See ANIOL, Page 14A
Massive volumes of rainwater wash off the streets, over the curb into Comal Springs in Landa park Saturday, the result of the first
hard rain New Braunfels has experienced in several months. Other parts of Texas were in the same shape as a result of Danielle.
Election forecastReagan lead solid, but gap may be narrowing in key states
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Ronald Reagan has a solid head start over President Carter with two months of campaigning to go, but the presidential race appears to be tightening in big, battleground states that could re-elect or oust the Democratic administration.
An Associated Press survey of political leaders and campaign officials across the nation rated Reagan the leader in 25 states with a total of 212 electoral votes — just 58 short of the majority.
The survey favored Carter for 90 electoral votes in eight states and the District of Columbia.
The politicians call the race between Reagan and Carter a tossup in 17 states with 236 electoral votes, and that’s where the election will be won or lost.
The consensus is that if election day were at hand now, Reagan would capture more than enough of those swing states to win the White House.
The political leaders figure him to be leading, but with signs of Carter im
provement, in Texas, Michigan, New Jersey, South Carolina and Mississippi, with 78 electoral votes among them.
Here’s the way that competition looks now:New England
Massachusetts (14 electoral votes): Democrats outnumber Republicans 4-1, and Kennedy support is a big Carter asset. Democrats believe Anderson draws most of his support from GOP liberals and probably will not take
enough votes from Carter to give Reagan a victory.
Connecticut (8): A tossup, with recent polls showing Anderson declining. A late August poll indicated a virtual dead-heat in a heavily Democratic state that went for former President Gerald R. Ford in 1976.
Maine (4): Reagan seems in the lead, but political leaders say it is close. Secretary of State Edmund S. Muskie could be a Carter asset.
New Hampshire (4) and Vermont (3): Solid for Reagan.
Rhode Island (4): A question mark, despite overwhelming Democratic registration. The Anderson vote could be crucial; a pre-convention poll showed him second to Reagan.Northeast-Middle Atlantic
New York (41): A linchpin of Carter’s victory in 1976, now a tossup. Anderson is expected to gain the endorsement of the Liberal Party. If this occurs, Reagan’s prospects will be enhanced.
Pennsylvania (27): Gov. Dick Thornburgh, a Republican, says the race is close in a "classic swing state” that was narrowly Carter’s four years ago. The key will be Reagan’s success in wooing labor and minority voters. Economic woes are a serious problem for Carter in industrial areas.
New Jersey (17): leaders of both parties say Reagan leads now, but they agree the lead is shaky.
Maryland (IO): Political leaders rate
See ELECTION, Page 14A
Bush lauds Reagan as being 'man enough to apologize'
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -Republican vice presidential candidate George Bush said Saturday that Ronald Reagan is a stronger presidential candidate than ever because he was big enough to apologize for a mistake.
In brief remarks to the Texas Republican convention, Bush brought up a comment Reagan made recently about the birthplace of the Ku Klux Klan.
“One of the big and very important differences between Reagan and Jimmy Carter was vividly spelled out this past week when Governor Reagan was man enough to apologize to Governor Fob James of Alabama over a remark that was deliberately misinterpreted and misunderstood,” Bush said.
“That misunderstanding has been clarified ... but one thing stands clear in my mind — that Ronald Reagan is a man big and strong enough to make that apology.”
Bush went on to list a number of
mistakes he said Carter had made, including “foolishly allowing his brother, Billy, to set up a White House meeting for the representative of Libyan dictator (Moammarr) Khadafy.”
He said when Carter “makes mistake after mistake in foreign affairs and on the economy, does he apologize? No. What he does is tell us we are suffering from a ‘malaise.’ We don’t have a malaise. We don’t have any leadership in Washington.”
“We can cure that on November 4th by electing Ronald Reagan the next president of the United States,” Bush said.
Bush, former Houston congressman and adopted Texan, joined a long list of state and national party officials urging the state convention to dedicate the state party to Carter’s defeat.
After Bush’s speech, the 3,800 delegates turned to the business of the convention, which included action on a state party platform —
which closely follows the national document — and lection of a new executive committee to govern the party for the next two years.
Chester Upham of Mineral Wells and Dorothy Doehne of San Antonio were reelected chairman and vice chairman without opposition. The 62 members of the new executive committee approved by the convention include ll new committeemen and 13 new committeewomen.
After three hours of prolonged argument and a number of voice votes, the convention finally approved a 24-plank state party platform.
Much of the time was taken on long time controversial issues that resulted in party stands against mandatory licensing of church schools, in support of right-to-work laws, against ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and restriction of state funds for abortions.
A number of the other planks approved supported Clements’ programs to be presented to the 1981 legislature, including the rights of citizens to initiate legislation, fnore budget control by the governor, repeal of the federal windfall profits tax and legislation to permit wiretapping in felony drug cases.
“With only 60 days left until the election, I feel Reagan will win,” Bush told celebrating delegates Friday night at a fiesta in the historic La Villita section.
Reagan sent a personal message to the convention, read late Friday by Anne Armstrong, former U.S. ambassador to Great Britain.
“With your help we are going to take Texas in this election and send Jimmy Carter back to Plains (Ga.) where he belongs,” Reagan told the Texas delegates. ’’We are not going to get over our national bellyache until Jimmy Carter is defeated, and you Texans are the key to making this a reality.”
Asphyxiation cause of death, report says
A preliminary autopsy report shows Harold “Jeb” Stewart Buchanan died of asphyxiation caused by ligature around the neck, a spokesman for the Travis County Medical Examiner’s office said Saturday.
A formal inquest into the death will begin at the end of this week, Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger said.
Buchanan, 22, was found hanged by his T-shirt in his cell at the New Braunfels Police Department’s lockup facility shortly before 5 a.m. Thursday. He was pronounced dead by Krueger at 5:37 a.m.
New Braunfels police said that the hanging was the first to occur in the station’s lockup.
Police arrested Buchanan at a local
motel on IH 35 shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday. He was placed in the police station jail within 30 minutes and charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest, police said.
Buchanan, the son of Comal County Court-at-I-iw Judge D.H. Buchanan and Marcia Janette (nee Vetters) Buchanan of New Braunfels, was born Oct. 17, 1957 in Fort Worth. He was most recently employed at the Herald Zmtuny as a part-time inserter, and had been employed in Houston and in Austin.
Survivors include his parents; his wife, Ijnda (nee Farias); two children, and two brothers. Funeral services were held this morning at St. John’s Episcopal Church with burial at Sts Peter and Paul Cemetery.Inside