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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 16, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas                                Jaycees seeking toys to brighten Christmas Christmas morning will be brighter for some of New Braunfels needier thanks to the efforts of the Once the service club is sponsoring the Toys for Tots This years goal is to provide food and toys for 30 needy Club president Doug Miller said 28 families were served last This is the 10th year the Jaycees have held this The public is urged to put toys or canned goods in any of the Toys for Tots donation which will be up through Tuesday at many New Braunfels Sites include and Pizza Jaycees will wrap the gifts that and distribute them on This is our most rewarding project of the said It allows the Jaycees and the residents of New Braunfels to really demonstrate the Christmas Kurt Wertheim is chairing this years Comf und makes it Lastminute push brings total to COMMUNITY FUND By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Comal County came through for the Community Fund pledging at least toward a now almostmodest drive Im just couldnt be said Comfund president John Turman Its exceeding the goal is a real credit to this com and the And I think the cutoff date had a lot to do with this Turman had set in stone as pledge solicitation toward the 1982 Comfund drive would He stuck to and felt it paid Its a lot easier to work like heck for a short rather than stretch it I think the deadline affected the and even more the Comfund board of Turman We got to rolled up our and gave it a heck of an An outstanding portion of that effort came Monday and Tuesday nights in a telephone poll See Page 14 New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeitung 244 14 Pages THURSDAY December 25 cents 244 USPS 3778801 Christmas glow and Walter 547 are known for their Christmas lights and and this year is no Their festivelooking house and yard includes a Stall photo by Cindy Richardson manger a rather unusuallooking Christmas a star and a crescent PUC staff slashes Bell rate hike AUSTIN AP Southwestern Bell would be allowed to raise its but bills to consumers would drop from what they are right now if a recom mendation by Public Utility Com mission hearing examiners is ap Examiner Rhonda Ryan said Wednesday that Bell is entitled to million in rate hikes far below the million increase Bell says it needs to serve But since the telephone company already has put into effect a rate hike which it was allowed to do by state law while its request was pending the bottom line for residential customers would be a decrease from the bonded rates they have paid since Prior to that New Braunfels customers paid a month for basic telephone When the interim rate hike took rates rose to a If the com mission accepts the hearing examiners the local rate would drop to a 70 cent increase over the old but a decrease from the interim The report criticized Ma Bell for its trust me and Mom herself may bear Southwestern Bell officials said the examiners recommendation left them shocked and Paul vice president for said the if could be a crippling blow to our ability to serve adequately and earn The threemember commission called a meeting for 30 to make a final ruling in the In the the commissioners have approved Southwestern Bell increases close to that recommended by the The amount has usually been something close to half of what the telephone company said it The major recommendations in Wednesdays report included Residential rates should go down from the current bonded Some customers would receive as much a plus percent for the two months the bonded rates have been in Long distance rates should go up by 10 the amount of a tem courtordered surcharge now in The report said the sur charge should be made meaning no actual increase from current Southwestern Bell says it does not want an increase in long distance The number of free directory assistance calls per month should be dropped from 10 to with a 25cent charge for additional South western Bell wants to limit the free calls to three per Service connections for residential customers should increase from the current to for installations made by the The fee for customer installations should go to from the current Jail agreement faces day in federal court Inside Cheer Fund By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer The proposed settlement in the lawsuit filed against the county over conditions in its jail will come under public scrutiny Thats the date set by Magistrate Jamie the federal judge presiding over the for a fairness Counsel for the parties in the case have submitted a proposed settlement of the Boyd stated in a letter to the But before this court can agree to the I must determine whether the proposal is adequate and said Ac he I have scheduled a fairness hearing in my Comments on the proposed settlement can be made by interested parties at this Comal Commissioners Court agreed to the tentative settlement last summer as presented by attorneys for Robert a former Comal County Jail Delgado filed suit against the four county commissioners and Sheriff Walter Fellers charging that con ditions in the county jail were allegedly The former inmate agreed to drop his which was filed in District Court and the in damages he was if the county agreed to have a new county jail ready for occupancy no later than Although the tentative settlement has not yet received the needed blessings of the federal county officials are proceeding with their They are currently working on renovations in the current jail since if the settlement is approved as it is renovations in the jail must be completed within 30 days after the judge signs the settlement County Attorney Bill Reimer said Wednesday that he did not see any problem with the county meeting this 30day deadline as if the judge approved the If it Commissioners Court wants to it can meet the he said in a telephone I forsee no difficulties for the county in meeting the proposed time Although Commissioners Court has not signed a the Austin architectural firm of HoltFatter and Scott is currently working on renovation plans for the old as well as plans for the new who completed a demographic study of the area to be used in planning for the new have offered the court four compensation which outline alternate fees for their Currently the court is still studying these four proposals and is expected to soon arrive at a contract agreement with the The response to our Cheer is to say the The which is designed to provide a Christmas dinner to local folks who might not have one topped the mark this week and continues to Here are our most recent con tributors Old New contributors Michael and Claudette Doherty and Gwen Anonymous and Lloyd food New If you would like to you can mail a check to NB Herald Zeitung 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 ap preciate your Todays Weather Today and Friday will be sunny and with a chilly Winds today will be from the north at 510 becoming light Sunset will be at and sunrise Friday EVEN BEETHOVEN WENT CHRISTMAS ONLY 7 PAYS TO CLUB DEAR TV Walesa nabbed before speech Poland AP Men in street clothes detained Lech Walesa driving him from his home in a black sedan hours before the labor leader was to deliver his first public address in more than a year of martial Reporters at the scene assumed the four men in the car with Walesa were security but it was not known where he was There was no official announcement that Walesa was detained and several hours officials denied knowledge of the We know said a spokesman for In formation Minister Jerzy Walesa was taken from his apart ment by plainclothesmen and driven away in a black Mercedes escorted by another Both which bore Warsaw license appeared to be government An Associated Press reporter and photographer tried to follow the cars in their own but were over taken by a police stopped and questioned for 2 At least six other Western correspondents and more than a dozen of their Polish assistants and photographers were detained and questioned for ap proaching Walesas apartment about a halfhour who was released in mid November from 11 months martial law had said he would speak today during a memorial service for Poles slain in anti government demonstrations in 1970 and Walesa refused to appear before a Gdansk prosecutor At the sources had predicted he might be detained for 24 a traditional hotbed of labor appeared calm and there were no reports of demon strations immediately after Walesa was The government had reinforced its Gdansk security forces on Wednesday in a show of force reminiscent of the first days of martial law imposed after 16 months of Solidarityinspired Thousands of uniformed police patrolled the city today and blocked access to the towering monument erected two years ago to fallen Polish where Walesa was to Armored personnel water and busloads of riot police were stationed at most and units of between three and eight helmeted riot police armed with batons and tear gas cannisters patrolled the Two army each with a half dozen soldiers with automatic patrolled the area of the Lenin shipyard where Solidarity was born in the summer of 1980 and where Walesa planned to But most of the security forces were members of the feared Zomo riot police used to break up Workers from the shipyard declined to discuss todays memorial ob The Lenin shipyard is where scores of workers died in a clash with authorities 12 years ago The anniversary falls on the date one year ago when nine miners were killed in fighting with martiallaw forces in southern sources close to the Communist government said it might bar Walesa from speaking and security was tightened at his apart ment The sources said the decision to allow a speech by Walesa was considered City Manager outlines Landa Lake dredging There were more city and Utilities staffers than public at a meeting Wednesday at City Hall on dredging near Landa Lake in But that didnt stop a pointerwielding city manager like Delashmutt from engineering a wellprepared seasoned with occasional sprinkles of The meeting centered around a proposed work predicated by weather of Delashmutt The muck raking scenario is set to begin at 7 when the Utilities will open two floodgates at the hydroelectric On some of our intake grates threeinch wide steel strips at the upper mill silt covers the bottom two feet of the Several have and are said Utilities manager Bob If those things give they could get into the hydroelectric and damage the So we have to go lower the get back to the concrete and anchor the grates to Thats what the Utilities has in the city will be taking advantage of this stroke of Delashmutt called in a way all its At 7 city forces and city contractors will begin the cleanupsilt removaldredging of 1 the main spring area of Lake between the main part of Landa Park and the peninsula with the circular and 2 the springs area in the vicinity of the park the city manager from dredging operations will be the main water control gates will be and the water level will rise to its normal level in Landa But the cleanup with a maximum allocation of isnt as simple as it We will block the circular drive around the Once the water level the citys front end loaders will push the muck near the and a gradeall a machine with a bucket on an arm will move back and forth along the scooping it Parks Director Court Thieleman What we cant get out that well use a vacuum which sucks the stuff right Thieleman Transport of what is dredged up and out wont be Some of it will be taken to the old landfill on and the stuff we cant get out that way can be put on the peninsula to and then hauled the parks director Categorized as useless debris by the Texas Parks and the silt will Delashmutt Thats why wed like to get it to an area away from I un See Page U   

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