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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 25, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas hicofilm Box Marschalls spend anniversary fleeing hotel By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Standing on a balcony on the 25th floor of the burning MOM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas last Friday wasnt exactly how David and Paula Marschall planned to celebrate their wedding At the it didnt seem to to the former residents of New Thats because Friday was also the day of the MGM Grand Hotel the second largest hotel fire in this nations At last the MGM Grand fire which swept through the bottom floor left 84 dead and more than 500 persons Hotel owners estimate it will be July before it will Waiting for help to get away from black smoke and fumes which had filled their the Marschalls of Austin didnt know the location of the As Marschall put We didnt know what was We didnt know if the building was on fire or the roof or We just wished each other happy anniversary because we didnt know if we were going to make Had the roof been on fire she isnt sure they would have escaped since they were in a room just one Root1 from the As it they both escaped with Only a few bruises and sore The Marschalls were in Las Vegas last week attending the Comdex Computer conventon at the Convention Center She is the daughter of and Dennis Wegner of New His mother is Virginia also of New Explaining their Marschall We woke up that morning not from any alarms or We just woke I smelled a really bad smell like a heating unit that had overheated and then saw thick black smoke coming through the air con ditioning We dressed very quickly and since our sliding door we climbed out on our balcony where we stayed for the next 45 minutes to an It was then a little man on what looked like many floors below us told us that we could make it down the So we tried it which was probably the worst thing we could have she We couldnt see anything in the halls or on the The smoke in the hall was real thick and it made it much harder to The halls were kind of dark because they only had small dim yellow Ive got bruises from running into the she Once in the stairwell we could see a bit better because there were some But Tuesday Taylor Communications 25 cents November it took us going down about 10 floors before there was fresh air and we could breath bet Not until they had climbed down 25 flights of stairs and were out of the building and on the ground for about 30 minutes did they find out what had We found a security guard who finally told us that the building was on she Up until that we thought the roof was on fire since we had seen ashes coming from up The ashes turned out to be from the ground Sec Page 8A 109 16 Pages 2 Sections USPS 377880 New Texas Electric ordinance draws new objection By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff Writer t Westpoint Pepperells Mission Valley Mills became the second major in dustry to question portions of a new 5 electrical ordinance at a meeting of the Council Council members voted to pass the ordinance on its second but asked the board of trustees of New Braunfels Utilities to consider West points objections to the elimination of credits currently paid the industry for keeping its power factor above a certain Those credits are not part of the new ordinance because Utilities has been losing money on them for more than two Utilities Manager Bob Sohn told the Under the current Utilities customers who maintain a power factor of less than pay a rate and those who use more get a rate The new ordinance brings the penalties in line with the power factor imposed by the Lower Colorado River Authority in June Sohn Anything below or 90 percent gets but the new ordinance doesnt give users who stay above it Howard the mills chief told the We averaged last The power factor were maintaining is benefiting the entire Morrison Sohn said Utilities pays penalties to LCRA for dipping below but gets no credit for staying above that so it was costing money to pay credits to customers who Last year we paid in credits to and in penalties to LCRA for a net deficit Sohn The year before we paid in credits and in for a total of Morrison said Westpoint only became aware of the change and asked the council to postpone a vote on the ordinance until its meeting 8 so it could be studied Council decided to go ahead with approving the ordinance and asked Utilities to get together with Westpoint to consider the industrys complaint before the reading The council also instructed the board to consider reducing the deposit for residential customers from two months estimated billing to one while keeping the deposit for commercial users at two Council member Gerald Schaeffer voted against passage of the second Schaeffer saw no need to keep commercial deposits higher than especially since Utilities is in the process of acquiring insurance to protect against large users defaulting on their Ill have to see what recomen dations the board coiries up they see a dire necessity in having one months billing for residential deposits and two months for Ill have to accept Schaeffer said in an interview after the The board has already gone on record against reducing any deposit requirement in the new But if the requirement is lessened for one it should apply to including commercial the board recom mended at a meeting Staff photo Bucky Smith shows surprise upon being presented a Daisy Award by Wanda Rice Girl Scouts recognize Smiths 25 years service with Daisy SANDRA JACKSON founder of Girl Scouts in the United Sta Dog show told complaints okays event By SANDRAJACKSON Kaleidoscope Editor At its semiannual council meeting at Canyon High School Lone Star Council of Girl Scouts of America honored Bucky Smith for 25 years of service to Presented the rarely given Daisy Award by Girl Scout representative Wanda Smith was cited for her outstanding contribution to the This is only the fourth Daisy Award ever presented within the Lone Star which serves 18 Texas The Daisy Award is reserved for adult volunteers who work directly with girls or leaders and make outstanding contributions to Girl Scouting that can be said to exem plify Juliette Lows own adventuresome deter and willingness to tackle the unknown as well as Lows love of said Sandy a field executive of the Lone Star Juliette Low was the founder of Girl Scouts in the United The recipient of this award receives a gold charm and her name is engraved on a plaque which is hung in tjie Linda Cox Training Center in Smith has four daughters who have all participated in She has always been very said Smith has been a Girl Scout leader and is currently serving as a senior Upon receiving the Smith told the audience that five of the contestants in the recent Junior Miss pageant had been in her and three of the winners had been Girl Seven New Braunfels girls were also honored with First Class the highest achievement for girls in the scouting They were Catherine Amy Ann Julie Leigh Ann Donna Hasert and Becky They are all members of Senior Troop The Civic Center will be the scene of the Comal County Kennel Clubs dog show the City Council decided But the Mayor Pro Tern Bar bara Tieken questioned Kennel Club member Joseph Faust about allegations raised by Civic Center superintendent Ray Constance that dog owners failed to clean up after their pets the last time the show was in In an analysis of the Constance wrote the air conditioning filters had to be replaced twice in two weeks because of hair brushed into the atmosphere by owners sprucing up their In restroom facilities were used for shampoos and Constance there was a city ordinance against having animals where food is And most disconcerting of some owners were not responsible for dogs urinating on walls and the superintendent Faust poohpoohed the There was a minor amount of We take every precaution to lessen the detrimental he We had 400 dogs last and many of them were outside the cen Roger a citizen attending the remarked that he had been to the June show and thought Constance was exaggerating a little We didnt see any misuse of and if a dog made an oc casional it was certainly not on walls or he FaUst agreed to advise owners to avoid a recurrence of the Well take better I cant guarantee a person in every Constance does an outstanding job keeping the place Ive never been there when it wasnt exactly Councilman Joe Rogers said after the Couldnt agree with you Faust New taxi company licensed The City Council Monday approved an application for a taxicab service license made by Hannelore City Attorney Irvin Boarnet recommended the council require Brotze to take out liability insurance in the amount of because of terrific judgments on damage suits brought against cities Brotze said she checked with her insurance company and found she meets the state requirement for taxi The council decided that was sufficient especially si ice the citys only other taxi com Cantrel Cab was probably paying the same Its not fair to have one company pay one thing and another taxicab company to pay Councilman Donnie Seay Brotzes Comal Taxi and will charge a base rate of 50 cents plus 10 cents per each tenth of a The council tabled a request from See Page 2A Inside CLASSIFIED TV Revised park plan to be examined Monday An open meeting will be held 1 to examine a revised but still tentative plan for development of Hin man Island and Prince Solms Mayor Pro Tern Barbara Tieken an nounced at Mondays City Council The workshop session was recom mended by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board to acquaint council members with major changes in a pajk plan submitted by Fernandez and Bob vice president of the San Antonio consulting engineering will be on hand with an updated ver sion of the The board decided 17 to keep traffic open through the park while charging outoftown tourists an entry fee on weekends during the busy Some of the plans more ambitious as centralized parking lots and a tram system to move people through a trafficless were dropped after vocal opposition was heard from area residents at the Other aspects of the such as a lakeside were labeled for the and simply tabled for aja indefinite period of perhaps Id Uke to commend the citizens who were present at that Its good to get some feedback before we make a We welcome your Tieken Thats fee only way well know how they agreed Council member Joe In other park City Manager Delashmutt reported work by the local Young Adult Conservation Corps in Panther Canyon was and asked the council to approve a relocated said be planned to use the YACC manpower to build native rock retaining walls along the Comal River inside Landa Park from the train station to the LCRA plant to combat Council and toe work will begin pending approval from the Texas Department of Community The city has a new tent camping The Council passed the which requires campground operators to meet
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