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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 26, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texas tt 75 Pulling together Lakearea group to restore Fischer Store School By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writer A forgotten old school once used only by a small group of students who grew up in rural Comal County is now the focus of a community project in the rapidlygrowing Canyon Lake The project restoring the old Fischer Store School into a community center began as mere wishful thinking by a group of ladies at Canyon Since it has blossomed into a community and restoration of the school is no longer a Members of the Canyon Lake Extension Homemakers Club began the project over two years A board of directors for the Fischer Store School Community Center was and details have been worked out with Comal Independent School District for use of the The goal of renovating the old building began to take shape when a donation from the homemakers club began the actual restoration The tract is located on FM near but a motorist could easily miss since the old road leading to the school is now nothing but an overgrown Although the stone building appears to be much it was built in 1940 to replace its which was destroyed by The original school was built on land given for that purpose by Otto Fischer in Even though this schoolhouse served rural Comal it is not the typical oneroom school building of The building consists of two connected by a folding door which can be opened to make one big Each classroom had its own cloakroom and shelving for teachers At one end Is an elevated stage area with a dressing room to the The old stage curtain is but members of the board have discovered that it is now the property of the servation and it will be returned to the Fischer Store Some who remember the days when it still hung recall that it was covered with ad The old merrygoround that was once in the school yard has also been It some years ago with the intention of installing it at Mountain Valley School in it was deemed too according to spokesperson Ann and was never used It will be reinstalled at out of a concern for will not be See Page 14A The Fischer Store School soon to be a community center Stall by Sandra Jackson New Braunfels New Texas 18 Zeltung WEDNESDAY January 25 cents 34 Pages Sections USPS 377880 Police detective named recipient of annual award By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A humble Mario Guerrero received a very serious award from the Breakfast Lions Club Tuesday Wed heard some jokes this but the award Im about to present to Mario isnt a humorous County Attorney Bill Reimer Its a memorial to Ed Murphy a Sheriffs investigator who died in a helicopter crash in Sep which exemplies other officers who would lay down their lives in the line of The first such Officer of the Year a was presented to Shertf fs Investigator Gilbert Villarreal last Tuesday it was New Braunfels Police Detective Guerreros Butvbefore the award there who say a few words on behalf of the District Attorney Bill Schroeder and Police Chief Burney Boeck filled those shoes Mario is one of the finer younger officers Ive seen in my 16 years in criminal He has proven his his capabilities and his knowledge of the time and time Schroeder But he is one of the few who doesnt let his ego get in the hes unfamiliar with a particular hell come into my sit and Lets go over this and see how to put this together the best way for and not just Chief Boeck credited Guerrero with a decrease in citywide house burglaries the past two Mario applied to the department two or three times before we accepted But he was so we hired him to get the police chief We put him on and dont think we See Page 14A Reagan budget freeze faces tough sledding Mario Guerrero Staff photo by Cindy Richardson Officer of the Year WASHINGTON AP President Reagans midterm appeal for a standby tax hike and the strong medicine of a domestic spending freeze faces trouble in even though Democratic leaders say they will accept his summons to find a bipartisan cure for the nations economic The in his nationally broadcast State of the Union address to a loint HouseSenate session Tuesday called for JHofev4j spendingat about roughly 5 percent above current levels except for defense And he urged a 1 percent income tax hike to take effect 1985 if economic recovery fails to Reagan also called for excise taxes on domestic and imported Reagan said costofliving increases in Social Security and government retirement benefits should be delayed for six And he said federal pay and retirement both military and should be frozen for one The state of our union is but our economy is Reagan adding We have a long way to go but America is on the He called his plan prudent and And while praised by Republican the presidents prescription was greeted with skepticism and even sharp criticim from leading They complained the would still permit an increase of defense spending of around 14 percent a I found the speech was neither fair nor said Senate Democratic Leader Robert Hes freezing the wrong He of fering a freeze on Medicaid payments instead of a nuclear said However strong bipartisan feeling on the Hill It try to work together on the principal issue of the Assistant White House press secretary Anson Franklin said this morning that by EST 90 minutes after the speech the White House had received 633 telephone calls indicating support for Reagan and 124 opposing Treasury Secretary Donald in testimony prepared for the HouseSenate Joint Economic said today that while the best way to cut the federal deficit is to pare if we are not successful in reducing outlays and deficits still loom in the outyears even as the economy we are prepared to request additional revenueraising measures to be effective in those Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle said Reagan would have a hard time winning approval for his provisional tax either in the GOP controlled Loeffler backs Reagans plan Congressman Tom Loefflers response to President Reagans State of the Union was basically a big president is quite communication to the Herald Those looming deficits do represent a clear and present Sustained economic recovery will require the Congress to work together in a bipartisan manner to achieve responsible solutions to the problems which face all Loeffler As a member of the Ap propriations and Budget 1 say lets get to Senate or the Democraticled Reagans proposed standby tax sur charge would be levied as of 1985 only if the deficit is projected to exceed percent of the gross national product and only if Congress has first adopted his freeze Senate Majority Leader Howard called Reagans proposals See Page 14A Texas congressmen not wild about gasoline tax a nQuQe romnprflt said thpv ronhl an El Paso WASHINGTON AP President Reagans proposed cure for the American economy included some particulary badtasting medicine for in the form of a possible new per barrel tax on And following Reagans State of the Union address on a number of Texas congressmen said they werent prepared to swallow That kind of tax creates a problem for us in said Jack a Republican from who said it would adversely affect oil refining and Thats something I hope does not see the light of If Reagan really started pushing that 1984 is going to be a long year for him in predicted Kent a Democrat from Lubbock who has generally supported Reagans economic Several Texas congressmen also expressed concern over Reagans proposal for a oneyear freeze on military which would have ex tensive impact in a state with a heavy military I think military personnel deserve more than adequate said Mickey a Houston His reference to cutting pay for them is absolutely The oil tax proposal was not im mediately evident in Reagans ad in which he proposed a standby tax program that would begin on 1985 under certain One of those circumstances would be a federal deficit of more than 2a percent of the Gross National Reagan did not specifically detail in his speech the kind of taxes he had in But a fact sheet provided by the White House indicated that one was an excise tax on domestic and im ported oil that would raise about per I think its first of all very tricky of the president to leave it out of his said John a Democrat from Bryant said he wouldnt support a tax on the Texas economy to bail him out of his economic That was the biggest shock to somebody from said who said the proposal was just ludicrous coming from a president who had campaigned against the windfall profits tax on It would run the price of gasoline through the top of the commented Ralph a Rockwall Hance and Martin a Dallas said they could support such a tax on foreign but not oil produced But Frost predicted that this whole idea of contingency not going to get Either we pass taxes or we dont pass said Frost also called the military pay freeze a terrible step backwards and said many military leaders would rather sacrifice some of the fancy new weapons than provide no pay I dont see that wage freeze as the solution to the overall economic said Ron an El Paso Jack a Democrat from said a wage freeze might be justified with a lower in flation but that to freeze salaries while we have inflation continuing to grow is going to be very Bill a Ganado indicated he might be able to support a military wage freeze if he became convinced it would help solve the nations economic Its not really acceptable to he But I want to go the last mile if thatll cure our Inside Todays Weather It will be sunny and mild clear and cold and mostly clear Thursday in Comal Winds will be gusty at 1015 Sunset will be at and sunrise Thursday will be at Bruce Breaks Hand Sroithson Valley postman Pat Bruce broke his hand this past creating numerous problems for the Rangers basketball They defeated Cole Tuesday but will the new combo See Page Shuttle delay An itsybitsy hydrogen leak is causing big troublefor the space shuttle as both the next launch and the entire program face Page TV NBHS students nominated to academies Congressman Tom Loeffler R Hunt has announced the names of 35 young Texans from his 21st District who hes nominated to compete for military academy Included among the 35 are six New Braunfels High School students Michael Richard Christopher Kipling Van Dean Duan and Deron son of and Francis and son of and George all of New were among Loef flers 10 nominees competing for the one vacancy at the Air Force Academy in Colorado son of and Vale son of and Nelson all of New were among Loefflers 10 nominees competing for one vacancy at the United States Military Academy at West son of and Charles and son of and Dolorce also of New Braunfels were two of five nominees named by Loeffler for consideration by the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings The 35 finalists were chosen by an Academy Selection which serves each year at the request of whose 21st Congressional District includes Comal County Loefflers nominees were selected from applicants throughout the 21st Congressional District and children of military families whose home of record is in the 21st but who are currently stationed The selection which this year was chaired by Army Major General Warren Myers of San con sisted of Navy Captain Jack Stevens of Hunt Navy Commander Doug Army Captain Dean and Air Force Captain Jeffrey all of San The board faced a particularly difficult task in reviewing applicants because of the exceptionally high caliber of young people who ex pressed an interest in serving their country in this said Loef I feel very confident about our military leadership in the future if all nominees are of the quality shown by these he They are enthusiastc and committed to upholding the military integrity of our Loeffler also expressed his deep gratitude to those who served on the selection board for their invaluable assistance and the congressman noted that he wished to salute them for a job well JACQUELINE SMITH
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