Friday, August 6, 1982

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 6, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Texas s New Braunffels New Texas HgraldZdtung 154 16 Pages August 154 USPS 377880 Jobless rate jumps to postwar high WASHINGTON AP The nations unemployment rate pushed closer to the 10 percent level in hitting a percent the highest in 41 the govern ment reported The jobless rate had held nearly steady as the recession conttinued through the spring rising only from percent in April to percent in May and But todays Labor Department report was filled with newly discouraging In the report about million Americans were officially unemployed actively looking for jobs but not finding them about more than in About million more have given the government reported last Julys jobless rate for adult who make up the bulk of the nations bluecollar rose to a postWorld War II Unemployment for blacks held steady at although the jobless rate for black teenagers declined slightly to percent from Junes Unemployment rates rose percentage point percent for whites and to percent women of all The current overall jobless rate is tHe highest since the percent for all of 1941 at the end of the Great Unemployment hasnt been over 10 percent since the percent of In advance of todays economists cautioned that unemployment could well climb even despite some encouraging signs that a modest recovery from the recesion is beginning or is about to the economists are typically Slow to rehire laidoff workers until a recovery is well under The number of people who involuntarily accepted part time work for lack of fulltime jobs rose by to The number of such workers rose sharply earlier in the which set in last then declined in May and June before last months Total employment held steady ai million in down from the million reported for Those figures were all adjusted by government to discount for normal seasonal such as increases in the labor force that typically occur each The adjustment is aimed at making the figures more useful in analyzing longterm trends in the Before such employment rose about but department economists said that increase was almost exactly in line with what would normally be expected at this time of Without such Julys unemployment rate would have been same as the figure for The labor force increased more than would usually be the case in accounting for the rise in the adjusted rate despite the fact that the unadjusted rate remained On a seasonally adjusted the departments Bureau of Labor Statistics the labor force in July rose about to The department reported these details of July unemployment rates up from up from up from the same as in up from up from The government reported Thursday that firsttime claims for unemployment insurance in late July fell to the lowest level in more than five River group seeks water flow input By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer Representatives of river and tourismrelated meeting Thursday to start their own said they wanted a say in the amount of water released from Canyon The group discussed ways of in fluencing the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority to pay closer at tention to the needs of recreational users of the Guadalupe River below the Recreation isnt mentioned in the dams charter and is a low priority for determining river The dam was built for flood control and water but hotelier Ed Karnes told the Weve got to find some way to get recreation inserted in that list of Karnes owner of Maricopa Lodge said millions of manhours of recreation are going down the drain because of the GBRAs irrespon sible manner of handling the water when they had plenty of GBRA general manager John Specht was unavailable for comment We think the dam can be ef fectively used as a conservation lake and still give us water in the sum Jane Abbott of Abbotts River Outfitters said in an The range of common problems was so broad parking on River river flow that the acting Joe said he felt like a mosquito at a nudist I don1t know where to It was a preliminary meeting for a group that doesnt yet have a based loosely on a River Road business association that hasnt met formally in two Leaders hope to expand the organization to include New Braunfels as A membership committee was formed and officers will be nominated at a meeting at 8 this Thursday at Holiday Inn TBarM donated its con ference room and said the group was welcome to use it in the but declined to preferring to remain a spokesman said About 50 persons from at least eight businesses plus several representatives of companies wlio were there as The meeting focused on the flow of the a sore spot with The water is running at 100 cubic feet per second cfsj this and that was far too the members When the water goes people are still sitting They end up drinking a lot Betty owner of Texas Canoe Trails Walls said tourism tripled in We need to work together as a business community and get control of the she said other they could be overwhelmed by the numbers of A major advantage of having an Karnes was to give input to state and federal Karnes said he has See Page 16 Staff photo by Cindy Richardson Elliott Knox and McKenna turn the first shovelsful of dirt Ground broken for McKenna expansion By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer A threeyear dream came true Friday morning for McKenna Memorial Hospital Before a crowd of county and city citizens and ground was broken for the threestory expansion of McKenna This has been a long time in the hospital administrator Tom McNeal said in opening the There have been times in the past three and onehalf years that we were not sure that wed be able to do But its here he proudly told the crowd gathered on the south lawn of the hospital Serious planning for the hospitals expansion began more than two years ago when hospital officials first contacted their Jason of jligh their untillastmonth of revenue bonds were sold to finance the con See Page 16 Inside 8 RELIGIOUS 5 TV Funeralhorne officials remove the body of Marty Brandt killed in a fire Thursday Fire claims fouryearold boy Staff photo by Cindy Richardson By DEBBIE TURNER Staff A fQiuyearold New Braunfels boy was found dead in the bathtub of a home destroyed by fire Thursday morning on Camp Willow Marty Alan Brandt was pronounced death at the scene by Guadalupe County Peace Justice Roy The childs Christine and his Trina managed to escape from the burning Seguin Fire Marshall John Jandt said the cause of the fire is still under in vestigation but added one theory under consideration is the boy was locked in the playing with Two New Braunfels Fire Department and one Seguin Fire Department unit responded to the call for help at One side of the duplex 241 Camp Willow Road was pretty well a fire department spokesman saidThe other side of the duplex sustained smoke and heat Services for Marty Alan Brandt II are set for 10 Saturday at Zoeller See Page Israeli gunboats resume shelling By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli jets and gunboats bombarded west Beirut today after Prime Minister Menachem Begins government refused and demands to give up new military gains in the Palestinian guerrilla The warplanes bombed near the Lebanese prime collapsing two fourstory apartment buildings in rapid divebombing sorties that shat tered a 30hour lull in the There was no immediate word on But ambulances rushed victims to the American University hospital from the bombed which are about 300 yards from Prime Minister Shafik Wazzans One gunboat salvo struck near the abandoned beachfront Summerland Hotel about a half mile south of west Beiruts Guerrillas fired barrages of antiaircraft fire but they scored no apparent Police said people streamed out of west Beirut on foot and in bumpertobumper Thursday after Israeli forces opened one exit for eastbound and that the exodus was con tinuing this But Israel maintained its 12 dayold blockade of water and power supplies to the civilians believed remaining in west Correspondents in Beirut said Israeli tanks had dug in about miles north of the Beirut in ternational airport near the Henry Chehab Lebanese army barracks in order to tighten a noose around the Palestinian refugee camp of Bourj a major PLO But PLO spokesman Mahmoud Labadi said Israeli armored forces pulled out of the barracks and rolled back to the golf club ground near the Jail staff expansion due The effects of the outofcourt which requires that a new county jail be ready for occupancy no later than August of are beginning to In a special meeting com missioners began complying with this set tlement by authorising the county auditor to advertise for additional jail employees including a jail After conferring with Sheriff Walter Fellers in closed session the court agreed to advertise for a jail two ad ditional jailers and two one of which would be a relief The salary of the jail personnel will be decided at a later Monroe Wetz One commissioner that County Auditor Bate Bond come back to the court with a recommendation or range on the salary scale of these new In recommending that the court advertise for this County Judge Max Worn mack These are part of the requirements that we need to abide by in the Commissioners voiced but took no on other portions of the settlement which the county will soon have to abide as one commissioner See Page