Thursday, March 3, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 3, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels New Texes HgraldZeltung THURSDAY March 25 cents 92 44 20 Sections USPS 377880 Economicgauges point to recovery By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A boost in housing sales in January and a sharp rise in the Index of Leading Economic Indicators have flashed a bright green light for economic according to President Sales of new singlefamily houses jumped percent in rising to their highest level in more than two the government reported That news arrived on top of word from the government that its chief economic forecasting the Commerce Depart ments Index of Leading Economic shot skyward in January by its biggest gain in 33 And a business group reported a gain in consumer confidence and plans by Americans to make major Analysts have taken these signs as well as good news in stock inflation and interest rates to mean recovery from recession might be more vigorous than most President Reagan issued a statement saying Wednesdays figures flashed a bright green light for They provide compelling new evidence that the United States economy is rapidly gaining The president asked Congress to work with his administration in a bipartisan spirit to build a lasting recovery that will create more There has never been a gain in the leading Related Page 11A index this large in the past without an economic Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldrige Treasury Secretary Donald Regan spoke of substantial evidence that the recession is over and we are beginning the Some analysts voiced cautious I really do think that we have had a lot of evidence that we are in a said Sandra an economist for Chase a consulting But I think the danger is that people will overestimate how strong the recovery will There was so much caution late last and wisely because there were so many ob stacles that would restrain The Conference a business sponsored research said its consumer confidence index climbed to in up almost seven points from It was the second consecutive monthly gain for the Its buying plans index rose to from in the previous led by a gain in planned auto January sales of new singlefamily homes at an annual rate of houses were up a full 58 percent from the level as recently as The new sales rate was the highest since September With the stepup in the sale of their prices climbed The median the Commerce Department was a record The January gain in economic indicators was the fifth monthly increase in a row and the largest since the percent of July Lastminute filings swell school trustees races On the last day they could do three candidates added their names to the April ballot for school board elections in the Comal and New Braunfels Independent School Wednesday was the last day candidates could file for the April 2 unregistered voters wishing to vote in either election have until Friday to register to vote at the County Tax AssessorCollectors Absentee voting for the elections will be held March 14 to Two of the three candidates who filed Wednesday are vying for positions on the NBISD One of the two is running for what has become the most hotly contested race in that district place Shortly before 5 45 yearold Christina Zamora filed for this spot making it a fourway She faces opposition from Glailys Konald Dalrymple and Bonnie Uhr Denson for place which is being vacated in April by incumbent Trustee William Lee The other NBISD candidate who filed yesterday afternoon was Jose Valdemar Espinoza who lives at 1559 San Antonio who filed for place has lived in the school district and state for 48 according to his candidacy He was unavailable for com ment by Place 6 currently held by Trustee Rudy Reimer who is seeking reelection is now a threeway race since New Braunfels resident David Cook is also a candidate for this The other place up for reelection this year place 4 is an unopposed incumbent Trustee Bob Self is the lone The latest name added to the CISD ballot is that of Selden of Canyon who has been teaching for 16 He filed at Wednesday against incumbent CISD Trustee Erwin Lehmann was one of three incumbents who found himself with a spot on the board after a request from the Texas Association of School Board to reduce the CISD board to seven Terms of office of who is finishing his first term and incumbents Judy who has also served one term and Raymond who has served two terms were to expire in 1983 regardless of TASBs Essentially the three trustee spots will dissolve into one position on the which Lehmann filed to keep and Becker has now who was unavailable for comment by lives at Star Route Box 296V at Canyon He is a safety and driver education teacher for Northside Independent School District in San An Before teaching in San Antonio he taught the same subject for eight years in Houston and seven years at South West Texas State University in San He and his wife Gisela moved to Canyon Lake in Although he was unavailable for comment as to why he his wife He doesnt think anyone should go unopposed in a who filed for place 5 on the NBISD said she chose to run because of her interest in the school She and her husband Aguinaldo Nayo Zamora have been a resident of New Braunfels for 25 prior to which they lived in the Rio Grande They have five two of which have graduated and ytiU attend NBISD schools anigi eighth and a first who is an independent in surance agent and partowner of Easy Bail said she has just recently started as a volunteer teachers aide at Lone where her youngest child attends It was what shes already seen while working at the kindergarden and first See Page 12A Growing pains This one of several with strange shapes off Saengerhalle Road east of New Braunfelslooks like it forgot to take its Staff photo by John Senter vitamins while a mere Its strange shape and a passing buzzard are silhouetted against the evening Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for mostly cloudy today with a 30 per cent of increasing to a 50 percent chance tonight and Winds will be from the south at 1525 mph with a lake wind ad visory in Sunset will be at and sunrise Friday will be at All The Marbles Thats whats on the line tonight Barnhill Arena when the Arkansas Razorbacks host the nations 1 the Houston First place in the Southwest Conference is on the line in a game Arkansas coach Eddie Sutton calls the biggest in the history of the Sea Page Spreading The Word At the first stop of an eight country tour of Central Pope John Paul II told a group of priest and bishops in Costa Rica to shun both Marxism and unrestrained to seek justice and to work to stop See Page CLASSIFIED 578 DEAR SCRAPBOOK SPORTS STOCKS TV 3A Death toll rises to 17 in California By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS California got a break today with a lull in almost a week of violent storms that have caused million in killed 17 and chased from their But more trouble may be on the Officials late Wednesday evacuated about people from the Simi northwest of Los after deciding that the earthen Sinaloa Dam could give way under the strain of a week of Theres 6 inches of water coming over the dam and both sides of the dam are Ventura County fire dispatcher Kathy Whitman We have engineers out there cutting off the flow of trying to lower the level of said police Dorsey who said the water behind the dam was 6 feet above The death toll from the West Coast storms that began over the weekend rose to with more than 50 people Forecasters predicted another powerful storm would hit California this The storm pushed eastward into Arizona and western Colorado where forecasters issued a winter storm an intense storm over Nova Scotia was dumping rain and heavy snow over eastern New During the six hours ending at 7 a half a foot of snow fell at The storm also buffeted New England with strong northerly But unseasonably mild weather continued over much of the The storm has wrecked over million in property since according to the state Office of Emergency Services Thirtyone counties were expected to ask George Deukmejian for emergency aid and the govoernor was ex pected to relay the request to President The foul weather rerouted the California tour of Queen Elizabeth who left Southern California by air Wednesday afternoon and arrived at San Francisco a day ahead of The British monarch offered her sympathy to Deukmejian in a statement that said she and Prince Philip were saddened by the loss of life and damage caused by the storm in The state is just absolutely soaking wet right said Alex director of the state Office of Emergency Its like a com pletely saturated sponge that cant hold another drop of water without a drop running out Forecasters said the storm also spread eastward today to Colorado and Storm warnings were issued for In Southern 10 piers were undermined or sheared off by pounding surf and at least homes and businesses were damaged or including six wrecked by Malibu surf and 12 by a downtown Los Angeles In northern flooding and mudslides swept houses from their foundations and trapped 90 people in a See Page 12A Mapping approved for Garden Ridge Assured that the city could pay the bill over three years instead of in one Garden Ridge City Council Wednesday approved a city mapping To be prepared by Ferguson Map the detailed city maps would cost the city and would be ready in four to six Plan ning and Zoning chairman Bob Kolstad The program selected was actually the third option of four available to the with costs ranging from to for the fourth Since the city budgeted only for council members were concerned about the potential impact on the But Kolstad said after talking to Ferguson he was sure the city could pay the bill over a three year Council then approved the third option who supported the fourth option at councils February 2 said that plan will still be needed down the But he seemed happy with the third calling it a It looks like what we councilman Neil Craigmile The proposal passed would show property lines within the The fourth option would show those but would also add abstract parcel and lot numbers and legal Since the maps are prepared by they can be revised Kolstad ROBERT JOHNSON Garden Ridge council seeks answers on truck traffic Staff photo by Robert Johnson David Henschel raises a question during truck traffic discussion By ROBERT JOHNSON Editor One thing is certain they know trucks are tearing up their and they dont like it a But Garden Ridge City Council members arent quite sure what they can do about The subject came up at councils Wednesday meeting in the form of a proposed Taken from state statutes by city attorney Harvey the ordinance prohibited through truck traffic on Garden Ridge then defined truck as a vehicle carrying more than pounds on a single axle or on a tandem Violations would result in a maximum fine of council members saw two problems with the proposal It didnt prohibit heavy trucks from coining making a and then leaving it stopped only through The weight limit was too several members Council eventually moved to table the agreeing it was a good but that it needed as councilman Robert Harmon put The main purpose is not to stop a man from bringing a load of furniture or gravel Harmon But if trucks dont have any business they should go around the citys he Although portions of FM FM 3009 and Bat Cave Road are in the city council members made it clear the citymaintained which they felt couldnt take the punishment heavy trucks dish were their main Councilman Keith Richter was the first to point out that the weight limit was not very mentioning that fullyloaded tractortrailers probably wouldnt exceed those Harmon later noted that a truck could weigh pounds and still comply with the ordinance if it was making a delivery in the council members were unsure how to improve Municipal Judge John Phillips said lowering the weigth limits would make the or dinance since the city does not have See Page 12A