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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 2, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Help us bring Christmas cheer to the needy The Christmas season is supposed to be a joyous and due to the current state of the this season may be a depressing time for It is rather difficult to be in a festive mood when you dont have a job and putting food on the table is a daily As a we at the HeraldZeitong have decided to start a fund to help put a Christmas dinner on the tables of needy families this holiday Were calling it the Cheer and were asking our employees to donate their time to help make this project a But to do we need your Were asking for donations either cash or non perishable food items to help us brighten Christmas for needy local families by providing them a basket full of goodies on Christmas To show our we will publish daily the names of the donors and the amounts of their To start the the HeraldZeitung has donated and the following individuals have made these and Dave Kramer and Don Ted Robert and Sue Johnson Louise Classen Frank and Wanda Lasater and Molly Nancy Harrelson Debbie Jacqueline Cindy Richardson That gives us an opening balance of If you would like to add to that please write a check to New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Cheer Fund and bring it by the office at 186 Castell or mail it to HeraldZeitung Cheer PO Drawer New If you would like to help us begin our stockpile of please bring those donations by the circulation Circulation manager Don Avery is in charge of the so if you have any or if you can recommend a needy family that could use one of our cheer baskets on Christmas please call Don at Don can also pick up donated items if it is inconvenient for you to bring them to our off We need and appreciate your AV New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeitunq Ponoo0 THURSDAY December 1982 25 cents 234 24 Pages Sections USPS 377880 Artificial heart saves Utah man SALT LAKE CITY AP Surgeons removed the failing heart of a Glyearold man today and im planted a polyurethane device in the first operation to replace a human heart with a permanent mechanical Doctors called the operation a Barney Clark is being sustained entirely by his new said University of Utah Medical Center spokesman Mark Sands shortly before the operation was completed at Another John said he had talked with the head of the surgical team by telephone from the operating and the doctor sounded very tired but very And the man who developed the heart said he didnt think it could have gone much Once he Clark will spend the rest of his life connected by 6foollong hoses to an air com pressor that sits on a wheeled cart about the size of a shopping Chase Peterson described the attitude of the surgical staff as cautiously The critical period will come over the next two to three We want to be sure were not developing pneumonia and that the pump is able to work its entirely a success This thing is doing what it is supposed Beyond we have no right to say Surgeons had experienced complications in the later hours of the operation while they were weaning Clark from a heartlung machine and placing him entirely on the new powered by said He said Clark suffered swelling from the lungs due to an earlier heart failure and there was bleeding in the chest cavity which Peterson attributed to earlier cortisone He did not say how the swelling and bleeding complicated the a former was taken off the heart lung machine at The artificial heart sustaining his life makes a soft clicking sound that is audible through his chest A hospital official who asked not to be identified said surgeons experienced problems with one of the ventricles of the mechanical heart after it was He said impeded the flow of so the ventricle was The pioneering operation was originally planned for this but doctors rushed the patient to the operating table Wednesday night when his condition deteriorated officials who suffers from incurable heart was having serious irregular heart said university vice president of health He said doctors decided to operate while Clarks heart was still pumping adequate amounts of See NEW Page 12A Signs of fall Fall has arrived a little late this but it has finally judging by the piles of leaves turning up in yards around the Market Plaza is no as Utilities employee Mark Dingeldein sits on a bench reading his magazine during lunch amid the fallen leaves and nearlybare Reagan touts free trade in speech in Brazil Brazil AP President in a twopronged message to Brazilian business today denounced what he called counterfeit revolutionaries in Central America and decried restriction of free trade as an ugly specter stalking the Reagan sounded a call for economic cooperation between the United States and Brazil one clay after moving to ease the impact of sugar quotas here and provide a billion loan to help Brazil restore its earlier economic But the presidents trip to Latin America is focusing as much on East West themes and troubled Central America as it is on the special problems of financially ailing In todays Reagan turned to a theme he used Wednesday when he told a dinner Just as threatening as conventional armies or nuclear weapons are counterfeit revolutionaries who undermine legitimate governments and destroy sources of economic In remarks prepared for delivery to and Brazilian business leaders in Sao Reagan said There is in the world a counterfeit a revolution of territorial a revolution of coercion and thought control where states rule behind the barrel of a gun and erect barbed wire walls not to keep enemies but to keep their See Page 12A Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy and warm today and and cloudy and mild There is a 20 percent chance of showers through Tax bills will hold steady for Garden Ridge residents By DYAIMIMEFRY Staff writer Taxincrease hearings are going on all over Comal but not in the City of Garden The new 1982 set by City Council Wednesday is 15 cents per With the new property values released last month by the Comal County Appraisal city residents as a whole will be paying approximately the same taxes they did last when the rate was 33 cents per The total taxable value of Garden Ridge is Mayor Betty McGranahan told the The effective figured from last years total tax was 15 Garden Ridges 1981 budget approved back in September calls for in tax McGranahan said the 15ccnt rate would cover provided we have almost 100 percent of people that pay their If an increase is she were running out of because we have have See TAX Page 12A CISD tax rate hearing scheduled for tonight On the grow New subdivision planned for Garden Ridge area Comal Independent School District patrons are urged to attend the public hearing on the cents per valuation tax to start at Thursday at the Administration 1421 Highway The passed by CISD trustees 23 on an 80 vote trustee David Boatner was does represent a percent increase over last years effective tax rate of cents per the 40 percent homestead enacted by the board last will prevent most patrons from seeing any significant changes in their tax At the 23 the board also had the option of passing a rate of which would have been a three percent increase over last years effective tax and eliminated the need for a public But legal action against the Comal County Central Appraisal District by at least one major industry in the school district virtually took away that General Portland has filed suit protesting its appraised tying up more than in taxes this That amount subtracted from the school districts carryover balance would leave CISD with a contigency fund of less than at the three percent rate increase over last years The boards decision to go with the rate was also influenced by the fact that last Texas In dustries followed GPIs lead and filed The two industries owe the school district about in un paid Ben Barranco Forest Waters to be located on the western corner of Garden got preliminary plat approval in City Council Wednesday Developer Ben representing Ivy Oaks hopes to get final plat approval in the next week or A special council meeting may be called for the pur Bank deadlines prompted that If I go past Ill have to get a whole new loan Barranco The new subdivision will contain 126 homesites and a park area with some small which are to be stocked for Council unanimously granted preliminary conditional on the following modifications recommended by the City Planning and Zoning Com mision Plat lines are to show a 45foot as required by city or Tree islands in the circles at the end of culdesac streets are to be designated as A variance was granted allowing a 16foot street width on the Tree Top Lane This is narrower the city but Barranco proposed to make the circle He said u number of trees would have to be cut down to widen the Drainage easements will bu regulated through deed restrictions on individual Deed restrictions will limited secondary access from Bat Cave and Schoenthal roads to properties bordering on those Barranco said this would apply to large back suitable for driving recreational vehicles and loads of dirt into the There will be no main driveways leading onto Bat Cave or Barranco and LadshawMiller Development Company have also come up with an answer to Planning and Zonings worries about water It is my opinion that additional well capacity will be needed to meet water needs in the summer Barranco If lie gels final plat he has agreed to put up front money for a now well at the present standpipilocation off Fair view which owns and operates the water will cither reimburse his cost or give Ivy Oaks Properties an equivalent value in The well at an estimated cost of to will go in during the utility construction of Forest Barranco The big point is that it will be functional before any families move into the But the well will be LadshawMiller and will serve the entire City of Garden Ron who works for Lad shawMiller and also serves as con sultant for Ivy Oaks said the existing water system more than meets the minimum standards as set by the Texas Department of But Garden Ridge with their welllandscaped use an unusual amount of water See GARDEN Page 12A
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