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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 14, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas                                Search continues for earthquake survivors AL Algeria AP The rescuers knocked on a steel girder and Moments they heard a feeble proof that someone was still alive nearly four days after Al Asnams killer earthquake buried him beneath the wreckage of the office the rescuers dropped their tools and ran into the The ruins had been shaken by another of the dozens of daily A concrete wall directly leaning at a 30 degree threatened to bury the The aftershocks some measuring up to 5 on the Richter caused a panic among the tens of thousands of homeless survivors receiving food and medical aid in temporary tent Terrified women and children poured into the open The official Algerian news agency said there was no further damage or casualties Monday in Al where bodies have been recovered and the Red Crescent relief organization estimated to people were 80 percent of the city of people were and of the provinces 1 million people were made As each aftershock the thousands of Algerian searchers and French and Swiss alpine rescue teams with trained search dogs returned to the More victims were brought alive but badly The scratching was believed to be coming from the watchman at the buildings un derground parking Last we heard him crying for said one of the This morning one of our avalanche dogs confirmed his but now his cries have Then they heard the faint scratching from Every day there is less and less hope for those buried in the said a doctor standing He said on Sunday he had to amputate both legs of a trapped man to save his A week after the 1954 quake which killed people in Al survivors were still being found alive in the according to a police Small children who lost their parents in the disaster wandered aimlessly through the Rescue teams organized by a womens group gathered them Those whose relatives could be found were turned over to Volunteer families cared for At one tent 12yearold Fadila com plained of the cold at night I have only a single blanket and no mattress could you help me get another blanket But she said her parents and all eight of their children escaped from their house seconds before the walls came crashing My eldest brother was carrying little aged and Mama clutched the new Thank God we are all she But I dont think I want to live in Al Asnam any I am Tuesday Taylor Communications 25 Cents October HeraldZeltuiw Vol 89 80 16 pages 1 section USPS 377880 New Texas Former mayor to join Utilities By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff Writer Mayor Max Winkler cast the deciding vote Monday to appoint former mayor William Brown to a fiveyear term on the New Braunfels Utilities board of Brown will replace Del an eight year veteran on the Utilities Brown is the first new appointment to the board since George was chosen in The City Council split evenly over the with Council members Donnie Laverne Eberhard and Joe Rogers voting for and Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Tieken and Council members Gerald Schaefer and Stratemann opting for A 45minute executive session before the meeting dealt mainly with questions con cerning Browns position as a director for the Edwards Underground Water District and the possibility of a conflict of City Attorney Irvin Boarnet no such conflict Boarnet since membership in soil and water conservation districts is allowed under the Such a position is included in a list of exceptions spelled out in Article Section 40 of the state Following the Tieken asked City Manager Delashmutt to prepare a letter thanking George for his years of Winkler reminded the council to attend a joint workshop with the Utilities board to discuss changes in rate and deposit The workshop will be held at 7 tonight in the Utilities Be sure you do your homework and try to be Winkler The council had an easier time filling appointments to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Dittlinger Memorial Library Irrna Laurel and Sharon 968 were appointed by acclamation to threeyear terms on the park Franklin Keller had asked to be relieved after serving on the advisory board 11 Delashmutt The council reappointed John Fon Mrs Vearl Jim Bridges and Knox to the library board for twoyear County agrees to look for water study funds Theres no money in county coffers for the but Comal Commissioners agreed yesterday to seek funds for a study of the i ater resources of the Glen Cow Sligo and Hosston Betty as spokesman for the Citizens Water Task requested that the county either fund or help the group find monies for a comprehensive study of the formations to provide documentation for any future action to meet water The task force was formed about two years ago to investigate the problem of a limited water supply in Comal document the findings and look into possible Dan Baker is chairman Betty vice chairman Beth secretary Cameron treasurer and Fred After Baker first presented the threepage typed County Judge Max Worn mack We all know that there is a real problem to obtain adequate amounts of See COUNTY Page 16A Council OKs ordinance for tent campgrounds An ordinance regulating overnight tent campgrounds passed its first reading by City Council but not without ob jections by Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Tieken wants the rules to go into effect sooner than the one year allowed by the ordinance for campground operators to comply with Under the new law which becomes ef fective after passage on second and third campgrounds must provide restroom facilities and maintain fences along adjoining private property New campgrounds must be in compliance before a city permit will be City Manager Delashmutt The established camp areas must be up to standard within a year after final passage of the The problem is not with the new but with the complaints of neighbors for not having restroom facilities Tieken adding that a new tourist season will have come and gone before the requirements are in Delashmutt said a heavy financial burden would be placed on the cam pgrounds without a form of a legal time The costs of constructing a restroom depended on soil distance to a sewer and other Delash mutt City Attorney Irvin Boarnet said the grandfather clause had precedents in earlier Some period of entirely within the discretion of the should be Boarnet Inside 4A 6A 10A 16A City welcomes German choir A Day in New Braunfels Stall photos Members of the Mens Choir from Germany receive a New Braunfels welcome from Mayor Max Winkler As a part of their tour of the city they visited Canyon Dam like any they took photographs to remember their trip By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff Writer Anyone strolling through Laiula Park yesterday af ternoon might have noticed that the park was a bit noisier and more crowded than And it The noise was being generated by a German choir singing to a small group of including Mayor Max The mens choir from in town to present a concert last toured the city yesterday Beginning at Landa the 42member choir sang a short song and then presented Winkler with a record album of their songs and a rare bottle of German wine as a gift of their In welcoming them to New Winkler Were very happy you are all here in our little Through translation by Helgard who also acted as tour guide for the the mayor told the choir group how proud and glad he was that so many local citizens speak the German language and that New Braunfels is so full of German After touring Landa the choir as well as the 56 other German citizens traveling with returned to their buses to visit Canyon Smithson Valley and the Sophienburg The groups reaction to the sights of New Braunfels ranged from those who were fascinated to those who were impressed or See GERMAN Page 16A Iraquis prepare Iranian siege Iraq AP Iraqi forces threatening Abadan moved more armor and artillery across the Karun River but appeared to be preparing for a siege rather than an assault to overrun the Iranian oil city and its giant New mediation efforts reportedly were under way to try to end the As the Iraqi effort to win complete control of the Snatt alArab estuary went into its 23rd Irans official Pars news agency said the in vaders put two more pontoon bridges across the Karun northwest of giving them three crossing points on the approaches to the threatened Iran claimed it shot down six Iraqi MiG jets in raids today on Abadan and Kharg off Irans southwestern Persian Gulf It claimed six other Iraqi jets were downed in raids Monday over the same Iraq said all its planes returned safely from both Habib secretary general of the 40 nation Islamic Conference prepared to begin a fresh mediation effort with visits to Baghdad and Both Iraq and Iran nave ignored past appeals by the United Nations to put an end to the A Kuwaiti quoted Saslah a leader in the Palestine Liberation as saying the PLO is about to propose a new formula for ending the Under the Iraq would agree to return to its border and Iran would agree to negotiate with Iraq in another country under the auspices of a third he was quoted as Iran said it had crushed an Iraqibacked breakaway rebellion by autonomyseeking Kurdish insurgents in northwestern Iran near the border with The Pars news agency said 80 rebels and 20 Iranian security forces had been killed in two days of A British reporter who visited the Abadan area said he saw amphibious vehicles and artillery moving across one of the bridges in a leisurely manner and that the Iraqi troops were relaxed and He said the luqis were shelling Abadan and the Iranians were replying See Page   

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