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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 12, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas                                Texas tt fiitoh onible Unicorns shock Seguin Page 6A Cougars romp past Antonian Page 6A SVHS2nd in Fraulein Volleyfest Page 6A New Braunfels New Texas 179 Zeituno SUNDAY September 50 cents 62 Pages4 Sections USPS 377880 City Council to choose mayor pro tern New terms of office for Joe Rogers and Stratemann will officially begin Monday when the City Council swears them in and elects a new mayor and mayor pro tem for The meeting begins at 7 in the council chamber at City who was unopposed for re election to his second term in is completing his first year as Gerald who is beginning the third year of his second is also completing his first year as mayor pro Council members will also receive their annual compensation a crisp The city charter provides for that hefty annual After the first business is taken care the reorganized council will have a healthy agenda to deal The Alamo Area Council of Govern ments has reviewed a proposed Hinman Island Park and recommends that the project be federally City staff members will present a report on and another on the upcoming regional meeting of the Texas Municipal to be hosted by New Braunfels on Property owners along Seguin Avenue and along Loop 337 have complained about people parking cars in their lots after The council will consider action on their which will be presented by attorney Edward Council members may also solicit bids for installation of curbing at Landa Street and Fredericksburg and authorize City Manager Delashmutt to sign si longterm lease agreement with Circle Arts Oliver a director of the Edwards Underground Water will present a resolution indicating city support of EUWD activities for consideration by Abandonment or sale of a portion of Gilbert Avenue will be and the council will consider advertising for bids on the Landa Park snack bar and novelty Ordinances approving the 1982 Public Housing Code and rezoning 1095 Bridge to allow for a daycare center are up for a second reading this Neither ordinance will become law until the third reading is Mayor Stratemann Mayor Pro Tem Gerald Schaefer Bock blasts stopgapbill Lawmaker sought state fund ing to ease crunch By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Action taken by the Texas Legislature at its justended special session is a stopgap Bonnie Bock II D New said The special session was called last week by Bill Clements to save the dwindling Texas Employment Commission fund from The bill that 10630 in the Texas House and 226 in the State calls for the state borrowing funds from the federal government to build up the state employment benefits fund for unemployed like some other democratic did not vote for the bill which he described as a tax I thought it was ridiculous for the state to have a surplus and to go ahead and borrow from the federal he said Friday in a telephone interview from his New Braunfels It did not resolve he It was a federal bailout and with a billion we could have funded Bock threw his support behind a bill proposed by Salado Stan which called for the state drawing the needed unemployment funds from state We could have funded said I didnt think it was necessary to borrow the federal government and end up paying million some say million in Contrary to Bocks one legislator in a surrounding county voiced strong support of the action taken during the special John Treager advocated the state taking a loan from the federal I think its a pretty good said who endorsed the ParkerCriss bill that proposed to raise the Texas Unem ployment Compensation Fund ceiling from Bennie Bock session million to What were setting up solves immediate increasing the tax three times next year and four the following year will raise enough money to get us off and pay the The Seguin senator Its not an exhorbitant increase for employers we pay over the national unemployment Lloyd Doggett voiced views similiar to It is most unfortunate for Texas to embark upon a program to borrow from an indebted national government and to waste million on interest Bock was quoted as saying that he did not think that Clements calling the special session would cost him his He did not have any comment concerning the accusations that the governor had prior knowledge of the situation and choose to ignore the failing condition of the employment felt the issue could not have been dealt with in the legislatures last special session held in Maybe a month but not in he Snelson who voiced confidence in the action taken by the said No one can foretell the state of the Last weeks special session of the legislature was called by Clements because the fund for state unemployment benefits was rapidly decreasing due to the growing unemployement Still another special session rumored The last special legislative session wasnt over before rumors began circulating that the governor would call another one later this The topic slated for this rumored new legislative session would most likely be state Bennie Bock II DNew noted There are rumors of another one being held sometime after the November election and before Bock said in a telephone interview from his New Braunfels The current redistricting plans expire as of the last of this year and there arent any plans yet in the works for new he ad If the current redistricting plan is allowed to some of the legislators may have to run again next Bock The last which lasted for slightly more than 54 was the third special session Clements has called since taking Unless another legislative session is called this this past special session will be Bocks The New Braunfels native choose not to seek reelection in He has yet to announce his future political Both the House and Senate passed redistricting plans during their 1981 only to have them shot down in Tragedy West Germany AP Army helicopter crashed onto a West German highway and exploded Saturday during an international air killing people aboard as thousands of horrified spectators wat officials The victims were said to include five American crew members and skydivers from at least three other No names were immediately The crash was one of the worst helicopter accidents on Two cars were hit by flying debris but the startled motorists escaped police adding that traffic was unusually light at the All we heard was a bang and we looked up and pieces of the rotor blades started flying through the air and the helicopter just went into a nosedive immediately and crashed into the said Derk Steenblitz who was among about people attending the 44 killed in helicopter crash 5 Americans among the victims air show in this southwestern industrial As soon as it hit the there was just this huge explosion with smoke and said a Canadian He said the families of some parachutists apparently had been waiting in the field and were carried away in shock by After taking off from the nearby Neuostheim the pilot radioed the control tower to say he wished to come in and Mayor Wilhelm Varnholt told The pilot did not say he was in Varnholt He didnt have a chance to put down that chopper a spokesman at the Neuostheim control tower said in a telephone He reported seeing the Chinook lose one blade from the rear then A photographer returning from the scene said the chopper hit a scattering debris across all four lanes of the All that is left of it now is twisted black from the topped with white foam from fire ex she There was no official report on the cause of the but Varnholt said a bolt underneath the rotor blade ap parently came The transmission was ripped he A spokesman at Mannheim police headquarters said the helicopter carried five American crew members and 39 skydivers from France and West Germany believed to be mostly civilians participating in the Mannheim Air A local radio station reporting from the crash Suedwestfunk said the victims included two American soldiers and five American crew 23 seven six West Germans and a Canadian River Road hearing set for 20 Comal Commissioners will give the topic of River Road a rest this But a week from its scheduled to be back on their agenda in the form of a public Had it not been for the legalities involved with calling a public Commissioners Court would probably have been discussing River Road again this See RIVER Page 14A Inside Todays Weather Comal County skies will be partly cloudy through with warm afternoons and mild Winds will be southsoutheasterly at 510 Doonesbury laments The comic strip Doonesbury is taking an extended and former President Jimmy Carter is among the Page v t v Steam bath New Braunfels firefighters put a quick damper on a Friday truck fire at 81 and but after the smoke the vehicle was declared a total Staff photo by Cindy Richardson Grass in the adjoining yard also caught Three units responded to the at   

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