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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 21, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Mcoflia Center f I I m Carter s absence key issue in BALTIMORE AP Ronald Reagan and independent John Anderson meet in televised campaign debate Sunday each aiming past the other at Jimmy the president who wouldnt As a the ReaganAnderson confrontation is likely to be more sideswipe than Carter was to spend the evening at home in the White 40 miles to the Asked while campaigning in Chicago on Saturday whether he would watch the televised the president said I probably And there will be a choice of television NBC and CBS were carrying the hourlong debate that begins at 10 Associated Press Radio and other radio networks were broadcasting the debate The Public Broadcasting Service planned to carry the event on a tape delay while ABCTV planned to stick with its primetime Midnight Ex That suits the who are rooting for the movie to win the Theyve done everything they can to play down the concerned that the forum will give Anderson a campaign Thats why Carter wouldnt go he figures anything that elevates the status of the liberal An derson can only hurt the Democratic ticket on The two debaters took time out from their campaign travels to prepare for Sundays Anderson views it as an opening to establish his credibility as an independent challenger for the White and to enhance his standing in the public opinion His 15 percentplus ratings were a major factor in the League decision to invite Anderson worked at his House office and at boning up on and viewing tapes of his past debate ap I cant hire a he I cant take acting lessons at this He said hell try to come on as a candidate of warmth and un Reagan did his homework at his rented estate in going over issues preparing answers to questions his advisers consider likely to be The debate debate has been going on all season all counting the primary election Carter wouldnt debate Edward Kennedy and he wont now debate if Anderson is Carter insists that the first debate should be between the major party candidates the only two men with a chance of He said hed be willing to include Anderson who says Anderson is a bigger hazard to Carter than to accuses the president of trying to hide his administrations record by skipping the debate and blaming his absence on the inclusion of the third Just how all of that plays with the electorate depends on Sunday nights performance and on the future of the debate The League of Women Voters is sponsoring the Baltimore and plans future debates in and plus a vice presidential candidate debate in But if Reagan and Anderson are the only interest and television coverage is likely to There is no sign of Both Carter and Reagan now say they may never each blaming the The president repeated on Thursday his demand that Reagan debate him Reagan hasnt quite closed the door on a twoman debate with saying his future judgment will depend whether the independent remains a viable Thats just what worries the Carter fears that Anderson will drain votes that would otherwise be especially in key industrial it was a debate Reagan in DCS on that got Anderson The lone liberal among a halfdozen GOP Anderson gained if not Republican Reagan joined the debate roster later he and Anderson have shared debate platforms twice in and in This theyll face a panel of six three of them in a forum moderated by public television commentator Bill Theyll take turns answering each candidate getting 2Vz minutes to then 1V4 minutes for Reagan and Anderson will get three minutes apiece for closing The League tried to come up with a compromise Carter would proposing a round robin of twoman the order determined by or a guarantee of a second debate without Anderson if the president agreed to the threeway format in the Carters representatives rejected anything short of a first debate bet ween the major party At the League had said it would put an empty chair on the stage at the Baltimore Convention Center as a symbol of Carters The organization dropped that but the odds arc that Reagan and Anderson will find ways to make the Four years Carter met President Gerald Ford in three campaign Ford was the first incumbent to and their meetings the first presidential cam paign debates since Carter said later that but for the he would have lost the Sunday Taylor Communications SO cents 1980 HgraldZeitung 89 64 62 Pages 4 Sections USPS 337880 New Texas Titan II Rescue workers find missing atomic warhead AP Air Force rescue workers had to search through debrisstrewn pastures before finding a nuclear warhead after a Titan II missile silo exploded in according to a local sheriff and others who monitored military radio Conway County Sheriff Carl Stobaugh said Saturday he learned from military radio transmissions that the warhead atop the intercontinental ballistic missile was hurled several hundred feet in the predawn blast Friday that killed one Air Force sergeant and injured 21 other maintenance He said he learned the warhead had not been moved by Saturday night and the Air Force was working on it at the Neither the Pentagon nor the Strategic Air Command in would comment on location of the warhead or even that the missile was armed with a nuclear Transcripts of radio transmissions monitored by the Arkansas Gazette while rescue workers were searching for the in jured indicate the warhead was clearly lost for a At one point exchange Air Force to Command Anybody that goes along that area have them look around to see if they can pinpoint the I Is there any danger as far as approaching it and At this particular its but no one thinks so at this According to the transmissions said the warhead was catapulted 300 to 400 feet in the blast which left a debrisstrewn crater 250 feet but was recovered Lloyd SAC vice com told reporters at a news conference Saturday at Little Rock Air Force Base that the missile was reduced to bits and He flew to Arkansas Saturday morning and looked in the hole where formerly the missile See TITAN Page 16A Concerns voiced about Titan safety WASHINGTON AP The explosion that rocked an Arkansas missile site last week has touched off renewed congressional concern over the safety and usefulness of the Titan the largest weapon in the nations nuclear Members of Congress are asking if the Titan missile built nearly two decades ago and intended primarily as a threat to Soviet has become an out moded dinosaur that also poses a threat to The explosion Friday in an underground missile silo near the rural Arkansas town of Damascus injured a total of 22 including an Air Force sergeant who later The blast also created political shock If its not safe and I dont know why you need said Robert R who represents one of the three states which have Titan missile In addition Inside to Arkansas and Arizona shares the nations 54 Titan Other members of Congress have joined Dole in calling for a thorough study of the missile The Armed Services Committees in the House and Senate may hold hearings on the although time is running short in the current Congress plans to recess for the fall elections on The Titan mishap was the second incident within a week that raised concern about a nuclear a B52 bomber at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota caught State and local officials complained that there was a thermonuclear device aboard the aircraft or at least But that incident caused little fallout in Washington compared to the Arkansas The Damascus blast is the latest in a series of accidents involving the In two airmen were killed following a leak of toxic fuel gas at a silo near Safety questions some members of Congress question the effectiveness of the which was developed long before the current generation of missiles which are supposed to have pinpoint accuracy so they can knock out an enemys defenses rather than wipe out the civilian The Titan the largest in tercontinental ballistic is capable of carrying a 24megaton nuclear bomb miles per hour to a target miles A 24megaton bomb is times the size of the bomb that destroyed at the end of World War Staff photos New shelter unveiled By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff Writer Boy is that dog one lady in the crowd ex claimed as Earl famous television and movie actor nuzzled his face up to a puppy during the grand opening of the New Braunfels Animal Saturday Besides members of the Humane local children aiid Mayor Pro Tern Barbara Tieken were among the of 100 or so people on hand to witness the ribbon Not everyone came just to see the shelter Tieken summed it up when she Im sure the most of you came because of the man next to me she said looking at And she was Everyone was given the chance and they took to shake hands and talk to the guest of honor for a few minutes before they toured the new president of Actors for is also the honorary chairman of the humane Two years ago this the new shelter seemed like such a long way he The which has been in the planning stages for more than two has been a dream of Mary president of the New Braunfels Humane Tieken Orginally the shelter came about because of a speech a representative of the national Humane Society gave at the New Braufels Civic Center in Enough people showed up to hear the speech and were interested enough to form their own local It wasnt long See Page ISA Shelter debut The Humane Society unveiled its new animal shelter in ribboncutting ceremonies Saturday The main attraction of the opening was actor Earl shown below being licked by Tootsie the shelters first Although lots of people came to see the noted animal lover Holliman has nine some came to inspect the new building like the people in the above The shelter is located on New Braunfels Utilities property on Kuehler ;