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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 15, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Wtc i Mitdh ite matters Inspection can lower ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer A by a qualified crime prevention inspector can get a homeowner a discount on theft But New Braunfels has no such and probably wont have them any time An amendment to the Texas insurance passed by the 1981 established a program for certifying in spectors through the Texas Crime Prevention The course is offered at Southwest Texas State a convenient 20 miles from The rub to an inspector must be a city or county The training course takes and so would the actual And the way City Manager Delashmutt understands hes not allowed to charge a fee for the inspectors I quite frankly think that on this point the state legislature fumbled the ball a little said City Attorney John Hes studied the law in and said he couldnt personally find language that would preempt a But thats certainly their the crime prevention institutes interpretation of he told the City Council Monday Delashmutt said he just didnt have the manpower to set up an uncompensated inspection He couldnt speak for the County Commissioners but the word from Mike Miller at the San Marcos institute is that there are no qualified inspectors in the Chunn isnt sure theres a real they havent exactly been deluged by inquiries from Comal he Miller has answered four since the legislation went into effect in June See Page 16A Cheer Fund Judging from the response so far to our Cheer a lot of needy families will have a brighter Christmas this The which is designed to provide a Christmas dinner to local folks who might not have one topped the mark Needless to we are delighted with the Here are our most recent con tributors Old New contributors Detex and John and Ford Grace canned food and Bruce and Harold Myrtle and Hiram Cox New If you would like to you can mail a check to NB HeraldZeitung Cheer PO Drawer New You can also drop it by our offices at 186 South If you have nonperishable food items to you can bring those by our Circulation or contact circulation manager Don Avery at 6259144 if you would like us to pick them we appreciate your New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeltuno 01 AO c WEDNESDAY December 25 cents 243 48 Pages Sections USPS 377880 Reindeer on the run Students at Goodwin Primary School grew horns for their Christmas play this At some of the reindeer dance for Another at bottom sings along with the chorus at Comfund goes down to the wire Inside House members B pass pay raise Stattphotos by Cindy Richardson bottom one of reindeer looks through the classified ads for a job after Santa buys a WASHINGTON AP A bill increasing congressional salaries by is on its way to the Senate after the House approved it over objections from lawmakers who said a raise is inappropriate during a nationwide The House voted Tuesday to raise by 15 percent the current legal ceiling on the now paid annually to members of the House and It was the first time in four years that the House has passed such a pay The measure also covers pay increases of up to a year for some senior federal em ployees and Cabinet including the vice In the the proposal is expected to en counter heavy resistance in the final days of the lameduck session of Opposing arguments are expected to be similar to those encountered in the where some members objected to a pay increase when the national unemployment rate is percent and thousands are out of Sam Hall said he could not face jobless oil workers in his district and It is time for a congressional pay And several opponents contended they were trapped by parliamentary maneuvers into voting for the pay which passed Vic sponsor of the 15 per cent noted that the 435 House and Senate members have had only one per cent pay hike since Workers in other professional and non professional jobs have had regular cost of living he We have lost far more than any group in our And Clair Good pay is essential for good Bad pay is leading to bad The way was paved for the pay vote when the House Appropriations Committee last week agreed to eliminate the existing salary cap from the stopgap Unless Congress acts by the cap will be lifted and congressional salaries will shoot up to Two amendments on the pay issue came to the House floor Fazios amendment was to pay hike Congressman Tom Locffler does not think now is the right time for Congress to give itself a pay Loeffler RHunt voted against a bill in the House of Representatives Tuesday that called for congressional salaries to be raised by more than That which passed in the House 303 to is now up for consideration by the who represents the 21st Congressional which includes Comal feels that Congress is asking many sectors of the country to make sacrifies right said Alan Loefflers chief of staff in He feels that its incumbent on members of Congress to set an example for the rest of the Kranowitz said in a telephone in And that now is the wrong time for Congress to give itself a pay The bill passed by the House Tuesday would give House and Senate members a 15 percent raise in the current legal salary limit of they are now paid It was the first time in four years that the House has passed such a pay followed by a second vote on a proposal from Bob Traxlers which would have retained the cap on salaries for congressmen and top federal was defeated in a 208208 tie The Fazio and Traxler amendments were at tached to the stopgap spending which also in cludes a billion Democraticallysponsored jobs Carroll said he voted for the 15 per cent increase because the alternative was to See PAY Page 16A CISD action on Searight The former drill team instructor at Canyon High School was a discussion topic during the twohour Comal Independent School District trustees executive session Tuesday but no action was taken in open Carol former drill team instructor and cheerleader became the object of heated allegations by parents and in a public hearing Complaints against Searight ranged from lack of supervision at practices to overall negative and demeaning attitudes against cheerleaders and drill team At least 20 audience including waited out Tuesday nights executive But the board came back in open apr roved the hiring of a a and the resignation of a Canyon Middle School then quickly After tlio CISD Edgar Willhelm said he had reassigned Searight on 17 to a semiadministrative position in the CHS principals and a physical education teacher took over as drill team An outside consultant was brought in on this Some of the allegations made were con and others were the superintendent But the board made it my and I do not see the reassignment as unless I change my By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Its now or never for the Comal County Com munity which stands at and hours away from the end of pledge solicitation toward this years Comfund president John Turman has set as the cutoff date for the 1982 and hes determined to make it But he said Tuesday I am real confident were going to make even with the 15 today is and the goal is still away from The goal is set to be distributed among 19 local county That figure represents a drop from last years which was not Comfund board members dialed on telephones again Tuesday contacting those persons who had contributed in years Last night was a little slower than Monday said Comfund secretary Suzanne Approximately in pledges was taken in Monday and about half that Tuesday Board members doing telephone duty Tuesday night were Fred John Roxolin Joe and Vladimir Other telephone workers included Pospisils daughter and Canyon Lake Volunteer Action Center volunteers Anita and Bill Ohlenbusch and Nace Even though today is the cutoff for pledge we will still accept money after Herbelin And there is a Comfund run set for this sponsored by the New Braunfels High School Student that is sure to give the pledge total a Quite a few pledges came in Tuesdays Herbelin and shes hoping for more of the same Were pleased with the way things have been and I think were going to make she ad Todays Weather Expect sunny skies and mild temperatures over the next few clays in Comal Todays high will reach the upper 60s with winds out of the northwest 1015 Tonight will be clear and cool with a low in the low to mid30s with light Thursday will continue to be sunny and mild with a high near Clark faces long odds after surgery to repair valve in artificial heart SALT LAKE CITY AP Barney in critical but stable condition today after surgery to replace the left side of his mechanical has pneumonia and faces awfully tough slugging to recover from his third operation in two doctors He was in critical before and hes more critical said Chase University of Utah vice president for health following an emergency operation Tuesday after a valve broke in Clarks polyurethane Two hours after surgery was the first human to receive a permanent mechanical was fully conscious and responding to doctors questions by nodding his university Medical Center spokesman John Dwan The 61yearold retired dentist from the Seattle area was resting quietly a hospital spokeswoman A social Margaret said late Tuesday that she had visited the intensive care unit and found Clarks Una very en See Page ISA
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