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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 21, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Sunday Taylor Communications 50 Cents December Zcitung 128 64Pacjes 4 Sections USPS Mew Texas Woman dies Rescue efforts fail as trailer tfurns By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer A 17yearold woman died when a fire swept through a trailer here early Saturday despite frantic rescue efforts by her commonlaw husband and Barbara Gray was trapped inside a rented trailer at the Walnut Mobile Home Community on IH35 Her body was found in a rear room by Exact cause of death is Robert Ortiz who lived with Gray and escaped the blazing tried to re enter through a rear window with the help of Orville a He finally had to be another neighbor There were just flames Ive never seen it go so He couldnt get back in no the neighbor The fire started about Assistant Fire Chief Robert Partida Ortiz was treated at McKenna Memorial Hospital for a minor hand laceration and He is staying at his grand mothers a relative Ortiz was described as hysterical by some Hes taking it real confirmed David his as he surveyed the ruined trailer Saturday His nephew told him the trailer was already afire when the two he their blanket He told me Barbara went back in to get some He ran around and broke the glass on his back but it was kept chained because someone had tried to break in Then they tried the back He wanted to die with He was scrgaming You should jhayq jet me with heE was af the hospitaif uncle commonlaw but were thinking of getting married after the New he Partida said the first call came in about from what he guessed was a Three units responded to the A neighbor said he moved his automobiles away from the and gave a coat to who was clad only in blue See Page IDA A grim John Zuschlag surveys ruins from the living room Chrysler rigidity brings warning DETROIT AP Chrysler is making a mistake by taking a rigid stance in its attempt to get its employees to accept a wage United Auto Workers union President Douglas Fraser warned No one can dictate to Its we who are making the Fraser said at a news Fraser met with reporters to announce that he had wired Presidentelect Ronald Reagan proposing an emergency summit meeting on the crisis in the auto involving labor and industry Fraser said the nation is facing the literal collapse oft one of its most crucial Chrysler Chairman Lee lacocca said last week that Chrysler workers must accept a wage freeze and benefits cuts amounting to He said the company has nothing to offer workers in return for contract except their lacocca said the companys survival plan which includes the wage freeze until September 1982 was rigid and not subject to The pieces have to come or the mosaic will fall right off the he Firemen John Zuschlag and Robert Reed hose down stillsmoldering remains Staff photos by Bill Snead But Fraser countered If youre the walls going to Fraser said that in his telegram to he repeated previous UAW proposals calling for tax credits for trading in cars with low fuel mileage on fuel efficient domestic models and a requirement that high volume importers produce a significant part of the car in the or He said he thought Regan was concerned about the auto industrys problems and ought to be interested in the approximate number of autoworkers currently on indefinite On Monday the 200member Chrysler consisting of officers of Chrysler local will meet to determine whether they should re open negotiations on a contract already reduced once this In an interview published Saturday by the Detroit Fraser said he favored reopening the contract for but he added I would argue strenuously that we shouldnt have any preset conditions nor should we accept Chryslers proposal as terms of From what I read in the lacocca seemed very arbitrary and you cant negotiate that Hostages freedom still rests on return of shahs wealth By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Irans prime minister said Saturday that a demand for returning the late shahs wealth was the only potential problem among the Iranian terms for release Tehran radio said it tdWashingtoh to whetner to accept the terms or leave its Christmas tree unlighted next Prime Minister Mohammad All Rajai said Iran had no precise information about the exact amount of the wealth of the late Shah Mohammad Reza who fled Iran during the 1979 Iranian revolution and died at his Cairo homeinexile last Inside BIRDS AND we have suggested the place a guaranteed deposit with the Algerian govern ment and whatever amounv of the shahs wealth is cleared up we will take from that he Rajai said Iran had demanded the amount of thVdeposit be held at a particular level which he did not If Iran claimed money fromthe deposit the United States would be expected to restore the funds to the minimum he said in an interview with the state Rajai said Iran had stuck completely to the conditions set out by the Majlis and as long as a portion of these conditions are unfulfilled the hostages cannot go out from But he added all the issues between us and the United States in relation to the hostages are In Venezuelan Energy Minister Humberto Calderon Berti said he had been told by Hasan the head of Irans delegation to the recent conference of oilexporting countries in that the hostages would be released before the end of the officials have said more exchanges with Iran are needed because there are still problems to be and State Department spokesman John Trattner has virtually ruled out a pre Christmas release of the hostages held captive 413 Commissioners to open bids for sheriffs autos Comal County commissioners will open bids for two sheriffs department cars at their regular meeting The commissioners will meet in the Com missioners Courtroom at Two weeks ago the commissioners agreed to advertise for two cars to replace two sheriffs investigator The vehicles would be purchased from a lot in County Judge Max Wommack The commissioners will also discuss ac ceptance of County Auditor Bate Bonds recommendation of a computer for the auditors The commissioners two weeks ago opened a bid from Burroughs of San Antonio for and a bid from Justice Information Management of Austin for The county has in its budget for a Bond The commissioners also will consider approval of a resolution extending the ambulance service contract and the fire service contract between New Braunfels and the county for fiscal year Also on the agenda is consideration of final plat approval on Lange Subdivision and Hillcrest Estates discussion of tax assessor bond approval to the governor and discussion concerning the establishment of a postage fund for the county tax assessorcollectors Burglary Police unable to cope with increase By PATRICIA YZNAGA Staff writer One of the problems New Braunfels faces as a growing community is a rising burglary Burglaries of homes and businesses in the community are Felix Roque of the New Braunfels Police Department Criminal Investigation Although the year is not burglary statistics for 198Q are higher than they were last yearPottce records last week showed 357 burglaries for the compared with 301 in 217 in 1978 and 253 in Two factors continued community growth and an understaffed police department con tribute to the rate John McEachern of the patrol division McEachern said the crime rate was growing in proportion to the citys The citys getting bigger more more he Burglaries are no longer touted to certain areas in the Roque Our crime wave has come all over he An understaffed police force struggles to combat the burglary the lieutenants Changes have been made in personnel schedules to concentrate on McEachern Were casting about for an he The more people youve got the more it will knock a dent into it burglary Another way to prevent burglaries is to get the people of New Braunfels to give a damn and check other peoples houses as they do their Roque Two neighborhood watch projects exist in the community to prevent home The watch program consists of people keeping a eye on each others McEachern So the projects have been Roque We havent had any burglaries out there that we know he Although most persons involved in burglaries range from the late teens to the middle younger persons are becoming involved in the burglaries of homes and McEachern A good percentage of the juvenile offenders have learned to take advantage of the inadequacy of the Texas Family which regulates the prosecution of he ex Police are always playing catchup in major McEachern If we stand were falling Roque Theres GO way we can keep up with a growing problem if were not on it all the Because the department is we work on only the most serious crimes major Roque He added that for a force of its size covering a community the size of New Braunfels police estimate they cover a 23squaremile jhg department has a good crime clearance The departments priority scale gives us very little time to work on our narcotics Roque you say we dont have a nar cotics youve got yoAjr hga4 in tjjg Burglary is a very complex McEachern anyone comes up and they have an answer theyre
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