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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 10, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas exas lie r op Inc Phone rate proposal would up bill From staff and wire reports The Public Utility Commission staff has recommended a million total increase in local residential and business rates for Southwestern Bell Telephone Broken that means residents and businessmen in New Braunfels would be paying approximately 35 percent more for local The local exchange rates produce the largest portion of the million rate increase recom mended by the PUC staff Bell has asked for a million rate With the wide variety of phone services offered its difficult to estimate an average But basic monthly exchange rates can give customers a picture of the increases proposed by as well as those recommended by The commission pared nearly off Bells proposed rate for local arriving at a figure of per month for a single The residential rate now is On business PUC came closer to meeting Bells request per month rather than The current rate is the PUC staff on Tuesday also recommended increases in service connection charges and a reduction in the number of free directory assistance Composite sketches of the two suspects in the Circle K robbery Drawings released in Circle K holdup New Braunfels police are still looking for two Latin males who held a store clerk at knife point while raiding his cash registers last The both figured to be 20 years of took in assorted bills from the Circle K store at 1289 San Antonio They forced the clerk to walk them to the warned him not to call the police and left the scene on foot at approximately Wed like to find That store has been hit a lot of said a police The clerk on duty reported that the two men had walked into the gone directly to the rear cooler and then proceeded to the check See Page 16 New Braunffels New Texas September 25 cents 178 Marines end Beirut duty By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Marching beneath a banner declaring mission the Marines left wartorn Beirut today after helping police the PLO withdrawal from the Lebanese But in eastern SyrianIsraeli tensions heightened after two straight days of Israeli air raids on Syrian missile The last of the 800 Marines who had guarded the port of Beirut as part of an trinational peacekeeping force left on the troopship which pulled from the dock at 8 2 exactly on troops from France and the other two nations involved in the peacekeeping took over the The 800 French and 530 Italian soldiers were expected to leave by but Lebanons state radio announced today that the govern ment has asked France to keep its forces in Beirut for a week beyond that Both Ambassador Robert Dillon and James the Marine said they were very proud of the job the Marines had The pullout came nine days after the completion of the evacuation of Palestine Liberation Organization guerrillas from their west Beirut The guerrillas withdrew and scattered to eight Arab countries in the face of a threatened Israeli In a related Arab leaders meeting in Morocco Thursday issued the first collective Arab proposal for a Middle East peace since creation of Israel in The plan was promptly denounced by In a statement issued the Israeli Foreign Ministry said the plan was useless and could not be taken It said the plan threatens Israels existence and suggested a better idea would be for the Arab nations to negotiate peace treaties individually with Exwife antes up for husbands kitty SAN ANTONIO AP A judge has signed an uncontested divorce awards a man a month from his exwife for cat Attorney Lawton who represents the said he thought Judge Pat Priest was going to fall out of his chair when Priest saw the catsupport provision of the divorce set John Ross will receive the voluntary payment from his Karen Stone The history of it he is going to keep the cats and she wanted to contribute to the support of the Stone I think its a rather sweet Priest signed the order Wed nesday making the divorce final for the San Antonio who married on Stone said the couple decided it was best for Nolan to keep the two pet Rebel and because Nolans condominum is probably a better pace to take care of Board meeting Raymond Hajek sights down some boards to be used on the historic Lindheimer Home on Comal Built in the structure requires some masonry and Staff photo by John Senter carpentry The historic structure was the home of Ferdinand known as the Father of Texas Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for sunny and hot and partly cloudy There is a 20 percent chance for showers Winds will be from the east at 510 shifting to southeasterly at 510 mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Saturday will be at An extended outlook for Sunday through Tuesday calls for cloudy to partly cloudy and warm and humid with a chance of scattered Busy weekend Sports fans ought to have their fill tonight and All three local high school football teams are in action as New Braunfels hosts Canyon hosts and Smithson Valley travels to In all three volleyball teams are in action at the Fraulein which concludes Saturday Details in DEAR RELIGIOUS 5 Veto showdown Senate to vote on budget resolution WASHINGTON AP President disappointed that the House overrode his veto of a billion spending is vowing to stand firm against any congressional attempt to bust the lupromised to curb spending and maintain the national defense and Im going to keep my Reagan said Thursday after the House handed him his first majo reversal on an economic The Senate was voting today on whether to override the If two thirds reject the the money bill will become Reagans veto will be sustained and a new bill will have to be Im hopeful with regard to the Senate Reagan said Thursday night while traveling in Deputy White House press secretary Larry Speakes predicted the Senate vote will be vey It was expected tt be so cloyse that Orrin on whose behalf Reagan was campaigning in was planning to return to Hatch described a conversation with Reagan in a hotel room Thursday night He Id really appreciate it if youd go and I said Ill be glad Hatch Following the 301117 House tally Thursday 22 more than the necessary twothirds a surprised Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker said the outcome in his chamber was At least four Senate Republicans including GOP Whip Ted Stevens of Alaska and Appropriations Committee Chairman Mark Hatfield of Oregon have said they wouid support an override attempt if such a move passed the it was unclear whether enough of the Senates 54 Republicans would join with Democrats to form the twothirds majority necessary for Congress to reject Reagans In the 81 Republicans joined 220 Democrats in voting to override the which House Speaker Thomas ONeill called a dastardly political move by a man with a stone Im hopeful with regard to the Senate Im going to keep on doing what I said I would to veto anytime there is an attempt to bust the Reagan said after the House The big spenders he House Republicans and Democrats alike saw it You just dont have 435 robots up here that are going to be in lock said Silvio the top GOP member of the House Ap propriations Committee and a leader of the override Less than a month I joined with the president in support of a tax ONeill told the House in a speech from the well of the I rise in opposition to the president because he has chosen to break that spirit of cooperation over the Congress decision to fund jobs for the loans for students and education for the Majority Leader Jim challenged the 130 Republicans who originally voted for the bill to stick with their earlier How many of you are going to let the White House lead you around with a ring in your nose like a prize bull at the county Wright Summer season Income increases over last year By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Economically this summers tourist season was a fairly good Tom executive vice president of the Chamber of said All the reports arent but of the few that have dribbled he it looks like this will turn out to be a very good tourist Room tax reports which go through June of this year show New Braunfels experiencing a 14 percent increase during the first and second quarter of 1982 over the same period last Purdum Third quarter reports arent yet This years is considerably lower than previous During the first two quarters of Purdum said room tax reports showed a 23 percent increase over the year That years increase was still lower than the 41 percent increase experienced in 1980 over 1979 he This is the fourth time that its dropped below a 20 percent increase since the 1972 he observed while looking through reports in his of But thats still not bad because weve been running ahead of state said There were some offsetting It the percentage reflects he Also because the level of the Guadalupe River was down this some tourists may have been discouraged from coming he But unlike previous years when the increase in room tax percentages reflected the construction of See Page 16 Purdum sketches tourism perspective If the New Braunfels community expects to maintain a healthy its going to have to expect said Tom executive vice president of the Chamber of Unfortunately theres no more free lunch and theres a price for he said With growth comes In comparison with the millions of dollars which tourism brings into the Purdum thinks the problems associated with this growth become Any kind of growth brings he but we need to attack the problem and not the source of our Just because we spend a few thousand hire extra law enforcement people and people to pick extra trash during the sum mertime I dont think we should want to throw a multimillion dollar industry out the The problems such as traffic trash and the need for more law enforcement need to be he Not the total tourist Tourism is a universal Purdum leaning back in his office Any area that has any kind of appeal is going to have And every state or country in the world is going after attracting tourists to support their Purdum The profit to their taxpayers is much Making general observations about recent criticism concerning Purdum whatever group it is thats criticizing they ought to get together to try to define the problems and not lash out with I think theyll find a lot of agreement on what the problems are and that theres a strong desire to solve the he The only way to attack them the problems successfully is when everybody works toward the same Referring specifically to the problems on River See Page 16
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