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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 7, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Sunday Taylor Communications SO cents 1980 ft Bex W36 B A HeraldZeitung i i i i i 62 Pages 4 Sections USPS New Braunf Texas Pearl Harbor Day stirs vivid memories By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer When air and naval forces of the Empire of Japan launched their attack on Pearl Harbor on a Sunday morning 39 years ago Americans lived in a much simpler world Up to that the violence that had already marked the 20th Century was believed to be and somehow unrelated to everyday life People remember hearing the news about Pearl Harbor because that simplicity was shattered Most of the people interviewed at random yesterday in businesses and on sidewalks downtown could remember it I was on a hunting at the Wuest guest I remember it exactly I had just shot a said Leissner as he settled into a barbers chair for a A friend of mine got it from the car Lets go on the Japanese have bombed Pearl Leissner Eugene Arnecke was working at a compressor station at Continental Oil Slick near A salesman came over I was checking my equipment and asked if Id heardabput he I was at at the said Otto Locke as he sipped a beer with Harold Fehlis at Krauses I heard it on the Fehlis said he was already in the serving at Camp On the I had been drafted for 12 and was in my sixth We all knew that was over we were in f6r Fehlis Virginia Mousie Hampe was at home in I was having breakfast with my mother and daddy in the can remember it so so We were listening to the and I was watching my I felt so sorry for He had two my who were draft They both she Amy a clerk at the Henne Hardware doesnt remember it as She was a little girl in We were so involved with our own I knew it had and what a terrible thing it but we were more worried and upset about what was happening to Shafer Down the the memories of Jane owner of Ye Olde Music were a bit more She didnt have to remember hearing the She was already an islandborn resident of I got and I heard the Our home was about 10 miles from Pearl I didnt know what it was until someone said on the radio the rising sun had been sighted on the side of the Kirby The fleet had just come in the night My father was in the He was out playing and didnt even know about I stayed at home the whole We had friends at Hickam and went there a day or two later it was a she See Page 8A County cleared of any wrongdoing in tabulation of election results County Commissioners did hot break the law by counting 1980 election ballots after receiving a request for a recount from candidate John a state investigator said In a letter addressed to Shad a staff at telling him the commissioners did not act improperly in proceeding with the first phase of the canvassing procedure Because the commissioners did not complete the until after Mullins withdrew his recount no laws were a defeated candidate for requested a recount io because of problems with the computer that counted the punchcard ballots Commissioners acting as a canvassing tabulated the results of the election after receiving Mullins request but stopped short of certifying the Mullins said that was a violation of the Election which requires a delay in canvassing until the recount can be Mullins his request but Joe editor ofthe weekly Canyon Lake notified the Election Division about his After completing his Jeffries wrote fries Although a lot of problems existed there was no intended or actual since similar problems with punchcard ballots occured all over the that whole system is in need of Jeffries Jeffries suggested Mullins could relay information about the temporary misplacement of 20 ballots by an election judge to the district Copies of the letter were sent to County Judge Max Worn 207th District Judge Robert District Attorney Bill County Clerk Irene and Jeffries said in an Sattler Claus Complete with a real beard instead of the usual artificial Santa Claus paid a visit to the youngsters of Canyon Lake Saturday at the hall in Judging from the facial this youngster doesnt quite know what to make of the bearded More photos page Juvenile problems Reimer trying to drum up support to build shelter for delinquents By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer County Attorneyelect Bill Reimer is trying to get a multipurpose county juvenile facility built and staffed but first he has to convince local civic groups to support Were he said in an interview at his office Weve approached four major civic and weve had good reac tions from all of Im very hopeful other clubs will be contacted in the near When Reimer speaks of the need for such a and illustrates it with case history after case its hard to imagine anyone in a position to help turning him The proposal is this somewhere in the Reimer wants to build or convert from an old if available a juvenile placement facility and detention center those con victed of little things but who are about to get into serious plus an emergency shelter for runaways or abandoned and combine it with an alternative school where chronic dropouts and expelled students can study outside the If all these functions can be rolled into one it will be first of its kind in Nobodys ever combined them all into one as far as were aware Five and a half years the City of Victoria except for the alternative It has worked very They started with mostly but the deterrent factor was Now they only have three kids in there for committing The rest of them are child abuse abandoned Reimer We need an emergency Every year we get 50 or 60 either coming through here or away from Weve been putting them in the county and thats not a par ticularly good place for a kid who hasnt broken any The facility would perform a variety of law enforcement support like holding a kid awaiting a hearing for a crime whom it might not be wise to let The major need here is for a placement facility for youth who havent committed such a heavy crime it requires but whose home or family situation is so bad itll make things worse to let him Its not for a kid who was in the wrong place at the wrong time who screwed up and got into trouble but who has a lot of parental support and is able to go Reimer And the alternatives The way young of fenders are handled only those guilty of major crimes get placed in the Texas Youth Council facility in Overcrowding is so bad they only take the violent and theyre sending kids back at an alarming There are so many of they wont take Class C Misdemeanors they wont take chronic Those guys are out walking the streets right There was a boy who was brought in over and over for little Theres 11 kids in his family his mom works two one of them at We kept trying to place him everytime he rolled through but his crimes were never serious enough for TYC to take him until he was convicted for aggravated assault of a police officer and they dont expect us to keep him here more than 30 Reimer Reimers examples seem Theres the kid who was finally sent up to TYC after five burglaries not just and who was out in 28 There are plenty of similar Reimer of juveniles with a list this long of See Page 8A Kossers resignation on CISDs agenda The resignation of Smithson Valley head football coach Tom Kosser will be one of the main items on Comal Independent School District trustees agenda Tuesday Smithson Valleys head coach since the school opened in will resign effective at the end of the school year May according to information in Tuesdays Kossers undermanned teams until this often dwindled to under 20 healthy players late in the season posted only 12 wins in five years against 35 losses and 3 including a 271 record this The Rangers best season was a 451 in which later became 541 when Boerne had to forfeit its victory over Smithson Valley months after the season ended after using an ineligible The meeting will be held at Mountain Valley School in Sattler beginning at Trustees usually handle personnel items such as discussing Kossers resignation in executive session at the end of the then return to open session to take In other trustees are expected to adopt a policy relating to student hazing The policy would serve as a deterrent to CISD students in either implementing or condoning certain actions or ac tivities which could be interpreted as The CISD audit presented by Robert will also be for approval by the More of the same utilities head city agenda an electrical and plans for three Comal River parks will again dominate the agenda of City Councils Monday with action possible on all three The meeting will begin at at city The Council tabled discussion of proposed annexation changes for the citys master plan at its last meeting 24 to let the Planning and Zoning office compile information on population and the ability of the city to provide services in the affected That information is ready to be City Planning Director Debra Goodwin said last The likelihood of an audience interested in the will probably force a City Manager Delashmutt said The Council can do a number of They can ask the attorney to draw up 9 resolution caJjjjjg for an amendment to the master plan in line with the Planning and Zoning Com missions Then they could advise people that until the required public hearings are held there wont be too much discussion But Ive been getting a lot of phone calls and Im sure there will be quite a few people anxious to talk about Delashmutt The third and final reading of an electrical ordinance proposed by New Braunfels Utilities is also The Utilities Board of Trustees met Thursday and reconsidered a residential deposit policy questioned by Council members during the first two but decided not to change their The board will meet in emergency session at 6 Monday to decide whether to recommend changing a different part of the General Manager Bob Sohn asked the board to recommend a change in the way Utilities handles rate in creases from its the Lower Colorado River Instead of applying higher rates to kilowatt hours across the Sohn said it would be more equitable for each rate classification to meet the increase on a percentage The LCRA has announced an 8 percent but it must be ap proved by the Public Utilities Com mission after 120 days of testimony and so the eariest it could be implemented is in The increase will affect only the energy cost part of each customers The fuel which takes up roughly half the total depending on how much is would not be in Sohn The board wants to see some examples ol how the ordinance change would affect each rate classification before it votes to recommend it to City Westpoint Pepperell Engineer Howard Morrison told the council 24 a power factor clause in the new ordinance would be unfair to Mission Valley but he told the Utilities See Inside BUSINESS BIRDS AND HOROSCOPE
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