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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 12, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Sunday Ttytof hicof Center Ot Box 75235 SO cents 64 Pages 5 Sections USPS 377880 Ntw Texts Fraternal insurance given encouragement By PATRICIA YZNAGA and HENRY KRAUSSE Members of the 80th annual Texas Fraternal Congress were greeted Saturday morning with a word of encouragement to keep their organizations There are those who say fraternals will go the way of 30cent gasoline and a 5cent cup of Lyndon Olson member of the Texas State Board of told the I believe that will not he Olson highlighted fraternal insurance organizations continuous battle with govern ment regulation in his keynote in the middle of all the public one loses sight of what insurance is all he Olson described the opponents of fraternal insurance as strong and I personally know that you can be quite for Fraternal organizations have enjoyed great Olson They have carved out a special place in the regulatory You must be aware of the federal governments interest in he Many including the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of are highly critical of fraternal Olson Government will step in and regulate interstate he In other the government is in the Even at the state Olson there is pressure to place stricter standards on in surance Texas is the biggest growing state in this coun he In the Texas Legislature will be that of an not Olson Fraternal insurance is not as popular in urban areas as it is in rural Olson To remain alive in frater nals must brace for the 1960s by doing away with distinctions and homogenize the in he Only 12 complaints against fraternal in surance organizations havf been filed with the State Insurance Oiion To have not been regulated by state or federal governments is thfrbiggest com he I am very confident of your ability and that you will The congress heard John president of speak on a more general topic Friday evening at a banquet at Holiday King discussed leadership and cited four indicators by which you can always tell when leadership is present regardless of the organization fraternal a circle in a group in esprit de corps and proficiency are the trademarks of good leaders and effective he Morale is an individual state of It is either good or bad theres no middle Theres no such thing as pretty good King Discipline begins with the The leader must have If he it will be passed on to the and the organization will be a disciplined Very little can be done without he King defined esprit de corps as group and asked his audience to rate their own groups How to members feel about their organization Do they think it is the best or are they halfhearted Is attendance mediocre or poor If its then the whole heart of the membership is What about proficiency Are your leaders proficient Do they know the groups con stitution and can they follow the bylaws Do they know how to preside King Do they waste a lot of time getting cranked getting started We live in a busy If we could have shorter shorter we might be able to get more people to The key is There are really only two kinds of people those who lift and those who he Are you easing the load A good leader is never a Absent voting to open Absentee balloting for the 4 general election will begin Those who wish to vote absentee can visit the county clerks office at the Courthouse between 8 and 5 Monday through starting Personal appearance balloting will end The first batch of mailout ballots was sent Friday to Comal County voters living Starting the county will mail ballots on request Staff photo by John Senior Exercise is just or so it Members of Sally Kingsburys aerobics class loosen up in Landa Park preparatory to To be the county clerks office must recieve the ballots by mail no later than 7 Cutathon Monday The second annual Cutathon to benefit the Comal County Community Fund will be held from 10 to 5 Monday under the Utilities building canopy on Main Well cut anybodys hair women and children for five dollars a said Gaston president of the New Braunfels Hairdressers All the proceeds will benefit the Community whose goal of to help 20 area and youth groups has inspired their fundraising 80 in 19 percent gain in a year sales tax rebate mailed New Braunfels will receive a state sales tax rebate of for according to figures released Friday by State Comptroller Bob Bullocks This is approximately more than for the same month a year That brings 1980 payments to a 19percent increase over the in net payments through October Total payments to Texas cities for this month are bringing the 1980 total to just million shy of the 1979 Seguins share for October is Some in 1980 payments to date are 10 percent higher than the netted by this time last A check for will be sent to San Marcos for its October So San Marcos has received 1980 payments totalling up 20 percent from the received by October San Antonios check this month is Inside 47C Teachers due competency testing AUSTIN AP The State Board of Education approved a program of competency testing for new teachers Saturday and asked the Legislature for million to develop the Board members also voted to ask the Legislature for authority to oversee the testing program and establish a three level teacher certification The testing and certification 7ecommendations came originally from the Commission on Standards for the Teaching which reports to the Board approval was necessary to place the farreaching recom mendations before the Henry chairman of the said in his forwarding letter to the board that the commission was convinced of both the necessity and importance of improving the quality of teachers who staff public school classrooms in our Teachers now holding certificates would not be affected by any of the and their cer tificates would be The proposal would require a student to pass a general literacy test covering both communication and math skills before he or she could be admitted to an approved teacher education Students with degrees could obtain initial teaching certificates only after passing examinations in the subject areas for which they have requested There also would be competency tests to assure that graduates have learned how to A teacher who has received a finished a teacher education passed the required com petency tests and been recommended by his or her would receive a provisional The certificate would be good for three years and could be renewed for three years if the teacher had taken six semester hours of additional training either in her subject or in teaching After teaching for at least three completing 12 semester hours of additional higher education and win ning the recommendation of a school district and a a teacher would advance to a standard The certificate wuld be valid for seven years and could be renewed with 12 more semester hours of advanced Teachers could get a lifetime professional certificate after teaching for three obtaining a masters or doctors degree and winning recommendations from their school districts and Algerian quake devastates city AL Algeria AP Ambulance sirens wailed ceaselessly through this devastated Algerian city Saturday after the second killer earthquake in 26 years flattened most of the buildings and officials feared as many as people may have The cries and moans of trapped victims could be heard from under tons of rubble more than 24 hours after Fridays midday quake largely destroyed this normally quiet market Rescuers amputated arms or legs of some of the victims in order to free Food and drink was passed to some of those In officials said between and inhabitants of Al Asnam and surrounding towns may have died in the There was no official toll of the victims and a spokesman of the Algerian Red the equivalent of the Red said it was impossible to make an ac curate Medical teams and supplies were being sent from many nations at the appeal of the Red Roads to the city were scarred by gigantic cracks and clogged with convoys of water trucks and relief supplies converging from all parts of the There was almost no equipment available locally to move the giant blocks of steel and concrete that held many of the The city of located astride a major seismic fault 150 miles west of was devastated by an earthquake 26 years On Al Asnam then called Orleansville was virtually More than inhabitants were killed and some seriously This was far worse than lamented an old man grimly surveying the wreckage from a street
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