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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 3, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas f tfiftr op pis i Cornal ISO trustees defend proposed tax rate By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Comal Independent School District trustees resented being accused of creating a slush fund at the public tax hearing Tuesday night over the proposed cent per valuation tax The accusation came from Joe managing editor of the Times a Canyon Lakebased weekly The underlying reason for the proposed tax increase is the distinct probability that General Portland and Texas Industries will not pay their taxes again this And that was Shields biggest grip If you set the tax rate with the anticipation of someone not paying their and they how will you explain the Shields Its going to be embarassing to this board if these two industries pay all and youve got a million slush fund all of the It will be a slush only if the money is not spent responded board member Kenneth And I resent you referring to it as Ive thought about what youre And we would protect those surplus funds for future budget and maybe less taxes next even with Wunderlich There is a degree of faith placed with this and we have an ad ministration that recognizes that The CISD trustees have basically considered two tax and cents per GPIs November announcement that in protest of its appraised the company had filed suit against the Comal County Central Appraisal has since shifted the majority of the board away from the The which marked a threepercent increase over last years effective tax rate of would leave the school district with a contingency fund of less than a after GPIs taxes are sub At the the con tingency without GPIs would be more like Last Texas Industries followed GPIs and also filed suit in the tjvo industries owe the school district over in unpaid j The board has avenues available to it if funds come up and the district has to borrow People will Shields There would be less excuses to make to the taxpayers of this district that instead of overtaxing in an ticipation of not receiving The guidance we have received from the Appraisal District is not to expect even like we got last year from Wunderlich GPI has been advised that any payment shows so we dont expect anything this year We should base a tax rate on See Page IDA New Braunfels Herald New Texas 235 18 Pages 2 Sections FRIDAY December 25 cents USPS 377880 Lots of blue and white Slutt phulu liy Cindy Richardson Klint Kingsbury gets ready to try on a New Braunfels Unicorn courtesy of Stoney at Frist Protestant Church The kindergarten had a Blue and White Day and Unicorn along with players Williams and Craig were on Jobless rate eclipses Octobers postwar record WASHINGTON AP The unemployment rate soared to a post Depression record of percent in the government reported With people joining the jobless there were 12 million Americans out of Unemployment rates for virtually every category of worker fulltime bluecollar and adult men and women and Hispanics reached the highest levels in four the Labor Department Private economists said unem ployment was expected to worsen in regardless of any Christmas holiday surge in retail The percentage point increase in the jobless rate was more than enough to eclipse the previous post Depression record of percent established only a month the highest since Since July the unemployment rate has leaped by percentage The adjusted to take into account seasonal variations such as school closings and showed that the number of people officially classified by the govern ment as unemployed has soared by million in that Among construction workers the jobless rate was a decline from the 23 percent posted in The drop was not Congress is moving toward enact ment of a nickelagallon increase in the federal gasoline tax to finance a road and bridge rebuilding That legislation would create an estimated jobs in construction and another in allied in the Reagan administration Continuing weakness in heavy manufacturing accounted for much of the jobless increase last ac cording to the Bureau of Labor as a survey of business establishment payrolls showed a loss of A survey of used by the government to calculate the overall showed these post Depression unemployment highs up from Adult up from up from up from up from up from The jobless rate among held steady at percent in The bureau said total employment was essentially unchanged last month at 99 million The bulk of the increase in the jobless rolls resulted from people who entered the labor force in a futile search for Unemployment The percent unemployment rate was the highest since the nation recorded an annual average percent unemployment in the last year of the Great The alltime jobless high an annual average of percent was recorded at the depths of the Depression in In testimony prepared for the congressional Joint Economic Janet commissioner of labor said As the recession the number of unemployed who have been out of work for long periods In 38 percent f the unemployed had been jobless for 15 weeks or More than half of these had been out of work for more than six mon she It is also important to remember that people are continuing to enter the unemployment Four million unemployed persons in November had been jobless less than five People who have lost their rather than being listed as unem ployed simply because they searched in vain for account for more than 63 percent of the 12 million compared with about 50 percent in July The average duration of unem ployment held steady at See JOBLESS Page 10A Baseball calendar not CHS project Burch ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer A man who has been soliciting ads for a Canyon High School baseball calendar has no sanction whatever from the said coach Troy At least three local businesses have been approached by someone claiming to represent the APS company of San The salesman was described to Burch as a blond man approximately 26 years short and with one arm He travels in a dented Chrysler driven by a young woman who waits in the Burch even got a license number The young man contacts a businessman by asking him to purchase an ad on a school baseball calendar to be published in If the answer is he sets up a time to come collect the The procedure is similar to the one used by the Texas Educators Publishing which printed a CHS football calendar earlier this But Burch said Canyon had no plans for a baseball and no contract with He doesnt even know whether the company Police investigator Juan Gusme is following up the I cannot locate the company in he Ive talked to their San An tonios police and they dont know anything about these people he that doesnt necessarily mean that APS isnt a real And Gusme has no as that the onearmed salesman is violating the Until they dont produce theres no penal If they come up in the spring and produce a even if its not See CAN Page 10A Confrontation due Inside Colombian leader may clash on drug trafficking Brazil AP President moving north on his fournation tour of Latin is likely to run into political resistance as he takes his campaign for strict narcotics controls to drugrich Reagan left this Brazilian capital today for a halfday visit to situated feet high in an Andean and talks with Colombias new Belisario State Department officials said Reagan was prepared to discuss Colombias huge exports of marijuana and cocaine to the United There is likely to be some divergence of said one of who requested The reason is said the of ficial Colombia believes the drug abuse problem must be settled in the United and the Reagan ad ministration believes it is a problem of both the supplier and the pur In Colombia has become relatively wealthy in recent years with billion in foreign currency largely because it supplies 80 percent of the cocaine and 70 percent of the marijuana consumed in the United On the eve of Reagans demonstrators burned paper American flags and an effigy of Uncle Sam near Bogotas Bolivar where Reagan was to lay a wreath The group of about 400 persons shouted Yankees out of Reagan out of Colombia and Down with In a bomb exploded ex ploded Thursday outside a Mormon church in a governmentbuilt apart ment area named after the late President John the only other American president to visit dedicated the housing project in Colombia is the second stop on Reagans fiveday which ends in Costa Rica and Honduras on Satur After spending the afternoon in he planned to fly to Costa Rica for a brief meeting with the provisional president of El In a written Reagan said Central America faces enormous challenges economic social injustice and the cynical efforts of outside powers to impose non democratic systems of government on But I am Reagan we have the will and the ability to overcome these Reagan wound up his first in with a speech Thursday in Sao Paulo and then spent the night in He proposed that Brazilians and Americans train together for a future flight on the space Brazilian President Joao Baptista quickly volunteered for the A senior State Department official traveling with Reagan said the Colombian drug business generated as much as billion in economic in a nation of 27 million where the per capita income last year was In addition to the drug Reagan is likely to talk with Betancur about Latin America after the Falklands in which the United States sided with Britain over Argentina Western economic and the leftist insurgencies in Central said the State Department who asked not to be Colombia has had some problems with guerrilla and the official said the Bogota government was trying to transform an insurgent group known as believed to have had some Cuban into peaceful political body by granting it The Reagan administration is proposing million in military aid for which it is touting as a nation with a long and strong tradition of As mentioned the HeraldZeitung is conducting a food called the Cheer to provide a Christmas dinner to needy local We are asking for donations of either money or non perishable food For more contact Circulation Manager Don Avery at Since we have received the following donations Yesterdays balance New donations and Claude Scruggs and Jim Richard and Nancy New balance We appreciate your Todays Weather It will be partly cloudy and cool tonight and Saturday in Comal Winds will be westerly at 1015 mph becoming light northwesterly Sports Weekend Local sports fans should have plenty to do this In addition to the New BraunfelsSouth San West playoff football game theres the Canyon basketball tournament and Southwest Texas in the Division II Details in DEAR RELIGIOUS
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