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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 2, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Texas box Texas womble Jobless rate still high many have given up WASHINGTON AP The nations unemployment rate held steady at percent in but the number of Americans who gave up looking for work because of the tight job market set a the Labor Department said Although the jobless rate was unchanged from the number of people out of work actually fell from million to But million people fell into the discouraged worker category a statistic reported by the government every three The number of discouraged workers rose by from the first The departments Bureau of Labor Statistics attributed the steady unemployment rate to the process of seasonal by which it adjusts raw unemployment data to to account for such predictable variations as school closings and the The jobless rate normally rises in June with the influx of schoolage but because far fewer youths entered the labor force than expected the overall adjusted rate held The labor force shrank by last The number of people working declined and the number of people thrown out of work fell by more than off setting any tightness in the labor market that would have otherwise driven the rate up In advance of todays several private analysts said unemployment is certain to remain at postwar record levels through the The economists said they doubted the10 percent cut in income tax rates or the percent boost in Social Security benefits that took effect Thursday would produce enough of a spurt in consumer spending to cut into the unem ployment The nations unemployment rate was percent in a fractional rise from the previous million Americans were out of work and new records were set for joblessness among blacks and adult Before this the previous post World War II record was which was recorded in May 1975 as the nation emerged from a recession brought on by the Arab oil The bureau reported Thursday that initial claims for unemployment compensation benefits totaled in the week ending June a decrease of from the prior weeks total on a seasonally adjusted That would not take into any futile search for jobs by outofschool teenagers who do not qualify for jobless See Page 16 State figures WASHINGTON AP Here are the seasonally adjusted unem ployment rates industrial states in compared with as reported by the Labor Department today un changed from down from up from up from up from New down from New up from up from down from up from New Braunfels New Texas 129 Zeituno 16 Pages FRIDAY July 25 cents USPS 377880 Holiday activities set fireworks safety urged Staff photo by Cindy Richardson Swing of things Sarah gets a push from her older brother on their homemade rope swing at 207 recreation will be on everybodys mind this as Comal County braces for the Fourth of July By HENRY KRAUSJ5E and JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writers The citys annual Fourth of July parade and celebration will be held July so it wont conflict with churchgoing the next but the fireworks display at Landa Park is set for the traditional holiday Sunday at People have called me about it all Of course well have the fireworks on the City Manager Delashrnutt The last about ah The Pre4th celebration will begin at with Walter Faust playing the bells on Main A concert on the Plaza by the New Braunfels High School directed by Wayne will follow at With police blocking time will momentarily slip backwards to another age as a parade of dignitaries makes its way to the Plaza in antique accompanied by highwheeled some over a century county and museum officials will enjoy the brief but Mayor Skip Stratemann wont be in a car hell be on one of the old bikes with his The parade starts at the Sophienburg Memorial where coffee for museum association members and special guests will be served at 9 Acknowledgements and welcoming remarks are set for 10 by association president Fred Willard and Gaston celebration cochairman his wife Barbara is the other A Marine color guard from New Braunfels High School will present the flag and Stratemann will lead the crowd in the Pledge of Then comes the singing of the national led by Elizabeth Elliott and Kenneth A barbershop quartet formed by Gary Brian Wostal and Bill will entertain the audience with patriotic If you dont know the words to God brush up on Elliott will lead the crowd in this closing and announce the sale of ice cream and lemonade in the New Braunfels Utilities parking lot and but not the pumper races by the New Braunfels volunteer Garden Ridge Fourth of July Picnic Local Scouting organizations will raise the flag at 5 Sunday at Paul Davis Park to mark the start of Garden Ridges annual July 4 The Lions Club will serve a bar bequv supperaf Residents are asked to bring salads and and their own folding chairs if Guaclalupe River safety watch Water safety volunteers from the Emergency Communications the Comal County Civil Defense Rescue Squad and the Red Cross will patrol the Guadalupe River from a camper headquarters at the Huaco Springs Campground gate house off River rafters and tubers are urged to wear life avoid ex cessive drinking and use common sense on the The Guadalupe will be running at 395 feet per a relatively low Fireworks safety The Fourth of July is usually thought of as an enjoyable But for those who carelessly play around with an enjoyable day can quickly turn into a tragic For this New Braunfels fire marshal Jack Wilson encourages local citizens to attend public firework displays such as the one which will be held at Landa Park beginning at 9 To prevent accidents from hap pening Wilson suggested local citizens leave the fireworks to the either being sold or are outlawed by a city or dinance which states that it is unlawful to offer for or explode fireworks within the the city limits and within feet of the city Wilson Also according to this Wilson is the only one who can authorize supervised public firework Just in case an accident might occur at Landa Wilson said the fire department will have an ambulance standing along with a fire So New Braunfels has been Wilson remembered that besides a few fires including grass there have been no serious accidents in New Braunfels as the result of According to the Consumer Product Safety the Fourth of July and Christmas holidays are when most of the estimated to firework injuries occur in this country each About 20 percent of these are eye caused primarily by firecrackers and bottle In Texas last fireworks caused 72 reported eye 48 of which involved bottle Richard an 0 ophthalmologist at Scott and White Clinic in Again this a number of Texans will be subjected to poten tially blinding injuries from fireworks because of our ignorance or indifference to the hazards posed by these wrote in trie June issue of Nearly all blinding injuries could be prevented if all participants would use he Staff photo by Cindy Richardson Fireworks should be handled with if at all A matter of money Utilities still seeking repayment from Sledge By DEBBIE TURNER writer Former New Braunfels Utilities manager Richard Sledge may be out of prison on But the he owes the Utilities has not been IThat money is current Utilities manager Bob Sohn said It belongs to all of and rest we will keep on doing everything we can to get that money Sledge was convicted in 1980 of stealing in Utilities funds in He spent all of 1Q81 fighting the fiveryear until the Court of Criminal Appeals denied his request for a He was taken to the Texas Department of Corrections on to begin serving his He wasnt behind bars long four months and two days before he was released on parole to Hidalgo County on May Officials at TDC and the Texas Parole Board have indicated Sledge was given jail time credit from his sentence date of although he wasnt sent to Huntsville until But the debt has not been Utilities attorney Tom Burrus stressed Just because Sledge is this by no a closed By no means at In Utilities won a civil lawsuit against its former general manager and the bank in which he deposited the stolen Sledge didnt fight the but Canyon Lake Bank A summary judgment against the bank was signed on by 207th District Court Judge Robert Edwin the banks promptly As for Pfeuffer ruled against him and ordered him to pay back the But the order didnt become effective until the bank also lost the which is still pending in the Third District Court of Civil Inside End of the road After a string of Billie Jean King met her match at Wimbledon in Chris who bested her in an exciting threeset semifinal Page 10 PUBLIC RELIGIOUS TV Garden Ridge council eyes 83 budget requests By DYAIMNE FRY Staff writer Get out the said alderman Bob The Garden Ridge City Council had just toted up its first draft of the 1983 It came to But after looking at revenues from the past three and comparing them with projected revenues for Harmon agreed with the rest of the council that the budget isnt that far Even if it the council has time to work on Completion date on the city tax now being processed by the Comal County Appraisal has been moved back to midJuly at the Right now Im working as hard as I trying to get it ready by the middle of this said chief appraiser Glenn Of Id been hoping for the first We ran into some computer and it Garden Ridge has cancelled a budget hearing scheduled for July Mayor Betty McGranahan thinks it may be three weeks before the city gets its propertyvalue Until the council knows what those values it cant set a tax Members discussed basic city needs and penciled in preliminary figures in their first budget workshop They may trim See GARDEN Page W
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