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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 28, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Friday Center taylor Communications 25 cents November Heral f 112 1 20 Pages 2 Sections j USPS 377880 f New Texas Lights to glow shortly Walter Faust will ring the Cour thouse Santa Glaus will ride up San Antonio Street on a fire Police will block And all around Main Plaza at dusk colored lights will People will Carols will fill the its brought to you by the Downtown Merchants the City of New the Wurstfest New Braunfels Comal Independent Mens Association lets have we left anyone out Of course Laverne the woman who coordinated all these people and put the celebration We learned a lot last It was the first time wed done it in years and We thought it was well but we didnt anticipate the a member of the City said in an This police will block traffic to Main Plaza for about an starting shortly before to reduce the danger to Walter Faust will play the Cour thouse bells as people Don Roberts and his awardwinning barbershop quartet will also at about Eberhard will throw a and the Plaza will light up like a Christmas Some in lighting has been installed on every building facing the in cluding the County and on many of the trees as The city donated with Downtown Merchants and the Wurst fest Association paying the Utilities donated the installation When the lights go thats the signal for Santa to set out from the fire And Santa this year will be preceded by the New Braunfels Middle School The band will continue to play after Glaus reaches the Plaza and starts distributing goodies to the Last Santa got This itll be a little more CIMA is helping Santa supplying some of the The whole affair should last about an Coast Guard says WASHINGTON AP The Coast Guard says it has learned some tragic lessons about the qualifications and training of its shipboard personnel in the past two years from the sinkings di the cutters Cuyahoga and But the Guards commandant says the cosUof that information the lives of 34 seamen who died when the ships went to the bottom of the sea following collisions with merchant ships was top I think from both these casualties has come a at least in respect to rules of the that we Jfeed to be a little stricter about the qualifications of our people who are going to said John During an interview Hayes reflected ort the tragedies the sub sequent scrutiny given to training for seagoing Last the Coast Guard suffered its worst peacetime disaster when the Blackthorn collided with the 605foot oil tanker Capricorn in the Tampa The a buoy tender heading home to after several months in sank minutes after the taking 23 of its crewmen to the murky bottom of the including the skipper and executive suryivedjjhe The Cuiyahoga went down in Chesapeake Bay it cqllided with the Eleven oi the29 Coast Guardsmen aboard Ive become as a result of the accidents and some other things that I had undertaken bef6re these casualties that we need to do a better job of training our Hayes And I also think we need better training in every mission and every area of the Coast Guard as well as the operational Following the Blackthorn a Marine Board of Inquiry conducted extensive hearings and concluded in preliminary findings of fact that the officer at the helm of the John didnt know proper whistle signals and course who is reviewing a soontobe released final report on the refused to judge the actions of Ryan or Blackthorn skipper George But he said he disagreed with separate findings by the National Trahsportation Safety Board that the disaster was caused by a lack of Understand I am not judging their Hayes But I will to the extent that it is ap propriate to what happened with respect to who is at fault when I make my final on the report of the if you want to then go to the casualties themselves and say Were they caused by a lack of training the answer I would have to give you is I think it wHl be if it hasnt errors that occurred were errors in And you dont train You train the knowledge to exercise I think it is important to make that distinction the admiral We1 learn from the casualties but as far as the cause of the casualties being a lack of I would not ascribe either of those two accidents to a lack of Hayes said Coast Guard officials in the New Orleansbased 8th District are close to deciding whether Sepel and Ryan should be The commandant said he would leave the decision oh whether to convene a courtmartial to 8th District commander Paul I did order a courtmartial in the Cuyahoga for a different set of reasons and circumstances and my in is that probably wasan error on my I would have been better advised to leave it in the hands of the district This having if you can call that sort of tragedy something you can benefit I decided to let the immediate Coast Guard commander makethat Hayes In the Cuyahoga the cutters Chief Warrant Officer Donald was charged with the felony of negligently hazarding the But he was convicted of the lesser charge of dereliction of duty and received the minimum sentence a written reprimand and the loss of 200 Polish strikers warned Staff photo Tree trimming The Christmas tree on Main Plaza is so tall that New Braunfels Utilities workers have to use a lift to place the star on the The lights on the plaza will be officially turned on Tuesday at Poland AP Polands largest independent trade union called off a strike readiness alert at Warsaw area plants today after workers at a steel mill heeded an appeal by union leader Lech Walesa and ended their clearly upset over the labor movements frequent use of strikes and their use in support of political told a rally of workers that rockets and tanks could be the response to a serious confrontation in this Soviet bloc The end of the halfday strike at Huta Warszawa and cancellation of the strike alert appeared to have ended a labor crisis that erupted over the arrest of a union worker and once threatened to trigger a general strike around Workers at Huta Warszawa began returning to their jobs at 6 some three hours after they agreed to end the strike during a series of meetings at the plant and deliberations with senior government officials who led the August strikes along the Polish coast in which the independent labor movement was flew to Warsaw from Gdansk to part in deliberations at the Optimism surfaces against California fires SAN AP While capricious devil winds sub firefighters took to the air with water tankers and battled flames on doorsteps as they began to turn the tide in the fight against blazes that have scorched it is looking pretty op Joanna Guttman of the Forest Service said Four people have beea killed and 319 buildings damaged or destroyed since the rash of one of the worst in Southern California began Howling Santa Ana winds up to 100 mph had sent flames leaping over highways and surging through But the winds declined as the week wore and the 30 mph gusts Thur sday enabled firefighters to make their first widespread use of air tankers to drop water and retardant on the seven blazes still Three have been Firefighters raced from house to house Thursday to save buildings in the small community of Devore nor thwest of San Bernardino as the Panorama the most destructive of the swept out of the Edmund Brown joined several hundred firefighters for a Thanksgiving feast at Sycamore fire camp north of San Special meals were prepared for all of the more than some of whom came from as far away as New York and Brown also toured the fireravaged Northpark sector of San Bernardino where 253 homes were destroyed or damaged on Monday and said the area looked like some kind of a war He said he hoped President Carter would make lowinterest loans available to people who lost their The state has asked that the federal government declare an official disaster in all six counties where the fires have been Residents of several endangered San Bernardino mountain communities were permitted to return to their homes on Thanksgiving Day as firefighters grew more hopeful they were gaining the upper hand in the The Panorama which has damaged or destroyed 271 was 30 percent and officials could not predict when they would have it under A fire is contained when a fire line has been formed around it to prevent it from It is controlled when it has essentially been Two of the the Lakeland fire in Riverside County and the Sycamore fire in San Bernardino were 80 percent contained Thursday evening and full containment was expected The mountain communities of Twin Peaks and Rim Forest along the northern perimeter of the Panorama fire had been but residents were allowed to return Residents also were permitted to return in the Devore Heights area to the she 12term representatives victory no help in overcoming her illness AP While physicians and family keep watch inside the hospital where Gladys Noon Spellman lies hooked to tubes and another vigil goes on kept by eager politicians eyeing her The 62yearold Democrat is in serious but stable condition in the coronary care unit at Prince Georges General Sources say she hasnt spoken since 31 when she suffered cardiac arrest at a Laurel shopping center while campaigning for a fourth She is said hospital spokesman Fred At no time is she fully said Art her press Four days after her heart as she lay unconscious and in critical voters in Marylands 5th District gave her a to victory over Republican Inside OPINIONS SPORTS STOCKS TV LISTINGS WEATHER challenger Kevin But her political future is as un certain as her medical The new Congress will be sworn in Even if she is unable to be Spellman need not lose her seat Stanley general counsel to the House said there is precedent for either administering the oath outside the Capitol or waiting until an ill member returns to the But any representative can introduce a resolution declaring Spellmans seat If such a resolution were Harry a would have to call a special AJlan state Republican already has called for Spellmans resignation and a special election because of the prospect of a long Sales tax down slightly The November city sales tax rebate for New Braunfels was lower than last but total 1980 payments to date were 15 percent higher than in according to figures released by State Comptroller Bob Bullocks New Braunfels received for compared to last Payments for 1980 so far total versus for the same period in San Marcos got for November 1980 last years check was for Net payments to date amount to 19 percent more than in 1979 this last Seguin received a November payment of versus in To 1980 payments total percent more than the received in the same period last Motel tax collections increase City hotelmotel tax collections for the third quarter of 1980 totaled according to figures prepared by city secretary Veronica Thats quite a bit more than collected during the same period last Taxes collected from July 1 through were The difference appears to be the opening of the Holiday Inn late in That paid the Wghest third quarter 1980 tax of aU toe citys 19 hotels aAd motels The city collects 4 percent oi each hostelrys gross income per keeps 10 percent of The Chamber of Commerce receives 80 percent which translates into so far this The citys 10 percent amounted to in the first three Total collections from the first three quarters ol 1880 amounted to sUghUy more than the collected during January to September The remaining 10 percent is split four ways percent going to the Conservation the SophienbMrg Memorial the Circle Arts Theater and the New Brawnfels share oi toe Sym
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