New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 18, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

May 18, 1983

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 18, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas -oil. It ^O’n j '1 ' J P da ‘ - 5 -3 c X ■*-;    ?5^/; Sahm, former superintendent, dead at 88 By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Dr FMgar A. Sahm once said. "I would not Like a million dollars for my education It made me what I wanted to be." He died Tuesday at the age of 88. having dedicated his life to giving others a sound education as a teac her and former superintendent of New Braunfels Independent School District Born in Comal County. Sahm went off lo college in San Marcos in 1910 His first teaching assignment was a one-room schoolhouse in deep Bexar County, then came back to New Braunfels in the fail of 1917 He taught science and math at New Braunfels High School, became a principal, and three years later took the top spot as superintendent of schools Sahm held that position until 1957, when he became superintendent emeritus He spent .several years as a college professor, then in 1969, ended hts educational career of 59 years He was a resident of Eden Home at the time of his death. Services for Sahm will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Doeppenschmuit Funeral Home, with the Rev .I I an wood Kennedy of New Braunfels officiating Burial will be in Comal Cemetery Curt Schmidt, a former principal and teacher under Sa hill's reign, had only words of honor for his late boss and friend. "We called him The Chief,’ even called him that to his face And we meant it." Schmidt said Wednesday "He never lost his composure, no matter how much fussing and fuming or ranting and raving there was. and believe me. he had lots of opportunities He was first and foremost a gentleman, a truly remarkable man In all the years I worked with him. I never saw him do or heard him sun a malicious thing." His son. Edgar, said Wednesday, "That's true, he was a good father. We never heard nothing but good about people when we got home. My mother was the same way .” Schmidt said the late Dr. Sahm’ Phi) degree came from the University of Texas "He never made less than an A that I can remember," he added "He was very scholarly, never took the superficial road, always definitive. He was extremely erudite, and had a mind like an encyclopedia " Dr. Sahm achieved greatness as a superintendent, Schmidt said, "because he believed in sound education, and plenty of it And he produced scholars who did well elsew here. He developed children who knew something when they left school, and he was good at personnel. He knew how to hire good teachers." Dr Sahm was a popular superintendent. "because he could tell you off in a gentle and precise manner," Schmidt continued. "But he was someone you could depend on. too lf you did right and good, he’d stand by you come hell or high water. He would have even gone down with you, if that’s w hat it took." In a 1981 Father’s Day tribute, Dr See SAHM, Page 12 A VIV New Braunfels New Braunfels. Texas Herald-Zeitunq Vol. 92 No. 98 36 Pages 4 Sections WEDNESDAY Mciy 18, 1983 25 cents (USPS 377 880* Bouse resigns at Rec Center Bv DYANNE FHY Staff writer Robert Bouse is bowing out but not before fulling someone to take over the summer progr am at the I .anda Recreation Center Dr Michael Doherty, president of the luanda Recreation Association, met Tuesday morning with Steve Chandler of San Marcos, who has been hired to replace Bouse as director of the recreation center until July 81 At that point, the I Tty of New Braunfels will take over, as agreed by tile Cit) Council in March Bouse, who has stuck with the {.anda Recreation Association through some lean financial times these past few mellitus, had already indicated his intention to seek other employment elsewliere when the city took ovri the cent**! Apparently. the right job came along a couple n ion tits early, and he didn't want to turn it down "(ChandlerI wdl fa* hor* Friday, and Robert s .vatg Saturday,” said Doherty Bouse couldn't be reached for comment, but Dohertv said the departing director was going to manage a park for recreational vehicles in the Dallas area Doherty said Bouse s resignation did riot mean the end of the agreement between the Cliv Council and the I .anda Recreation Association When council agreed to take over the center and set up a cit) .sponsored recreation division, the association agreed to run tile sunuilet program in the interim; and council gave it some funds for tliat purpose "Robert verbally may have said something about being here through the summer, but the commitment was from tile association." said Dohertv And Robert lias made arrangements, so I don’t think w e’ll have any problem." He said Chandler was a trained recreation supervisor, with teaching experience at Southwest Texas State University City Parks Director Court fhielemaii said In1 had also applied for the permanent city position of recreation coordinator, but ihieicman won I be making a decision on that for several weeks yet. The application deadline, I ndav coincides with Bouse s last day on the job Teacher's contract not renewed By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Even though neither the teacher nor her representatives were present, Un* New Braunfels school board held a lengthy hearing Tuesday night to dis* uss the non-renewal of her contract The teacher. Carmen Amaru, requested Unbearing but later decided riot to attend at the advice of lier attorney. MUSI) allo! ne) Jack Hurdlers said Following the four hour closed door session, the board voted to accept the administration’s recommendation which was not to renew tin* con-trad of the first grade teat lier Amaru’s contract, which will expire at the end of this school year, was not renewed for reasons that neither Un* board, Bor* hers or \maro would comment on Contacted at Dine Star Elementary Wednesday. Amaru said she would not be able to discuss her ease until she’d talked to her attorney She did say, however, that she’d wen with NHlSDfor 18 years over half of which was sjn-nt teaching at Unit* Star Her non-renewal was first recommended to the board March 15. nort hers said As is allowed by the district’s procedures, An taro requested a formal hearing and the date was set for I uesday For the hearing, the NHIM) board hired additional counsel at $100 an flour plus traveling expenses Vustiri attorney .Im* Hairston, who Hurdlers said specializes in school law. sat in on Tuesday’s hearing lader at tfie advice of her counsel. Amaro dei ated not to appeal at tile healing, said Hatchets wfto noted Unit Amarus attorney s had tried to obtain an injunction from Disti l* t Court to stop the hearing enable to obtain the injunction, Amaro’s legal counsel I astrut ted lier not to attend the hearing but the school board was legally requited to still hold it. Bor* liers said Following the hearing and tile board's decision, Amani now has the right to appeal to the Texas Commissioner of {‘Mutation In an interview following Tuesday’s late night session, Marchers said fie antu (pates Amaru w ill make tile appeal 'Tuesday s hearing, winch was opened back up to the public shortly lM*fore midnight, lasted so long due to witness testimony Foul school officials, including lame Star Principal Richard Free were questioned at length by Horcficrs Had legal representation for Amaro been present, the hearing would have lasted several hours longer, Bott hers noted ti* lilting Sent*! Fun on the t)<irs Comal f It? a physical parents I strength, I mentory student demonstrates gymnastic skills at eden alion program field for faculty students and uesday I fit* exercises develop the children's (hint e and agilityCrash claims Susan TiekenMemorial services set for Thursday morning Bv DYANNE I HY Staff writer A 20-year-old New Braunfels resident was killed Tuesday morning when her Datsun pickup collided with a tractor-ti aller rig on FNI 482 Susan Tieken, tm summer break from Virginia Interment College, is believed to have died at the scene tif the i Mf am. trash A New Braunfels Emergency Medical Service crew attempted to revive her en route to Mc henna Memorial Hospital, but without success The ambulance report indicated fractures and massive internal injuries. Tieken was the daughter of Dr Arlen Tieken, director of Community Education for the Comal Independent School District, and New Braunfels City Councilwoman Barbara Tieken. Highway patrolman Jim Shay said the young woman was westbound on KM 482, approximately 3.1 miles out of New Braunfels, when she met the eastbound 18-wheeler on a sharp curve It was drizzling, the road was wet. and the two vehicles collided left front to left front. "They met on the center line," said Shay "We’re still trying to determine who was at fault, if both were at fault or nobody was at fault ." The truck driver, 89-year old Ollie Scott of San Antonio, "wasn’t even scratched," Shay said. Tieken reportedly had found a summer job as a horse trainer on the Chappy Ranch, and was going for her first day of work when the wreck occurred She flail lived iii New Braunfels for IO years, and was a 1981 graduate of Canyon Highschool. Tuesday’s accident marks the second tune in the past year that tragedy has struck the family of a city council member Steve l ibel hard, 29-year-old son of Councilwoman I .av erne Eberhard, died suddenly of bronchial pneumonia iii Houston June 8,1982 ( ISI) trustees eau* idled their scheduled Tuesday night board meeting iii deference to Dr Tieken. The meeting has been reset for 7 80 May 24 at the mitral administration building A memorial service will be held at IO Thursday at St I ’aul I .utheran (’hut ch, w itll the Rev Jim presiding Memorial contributions may Im* given to St Paul s or the chanty of one’s choice There is also a Susan Tieken Memorial Scholarship Fund set up at New Braunfels National Bank Donations should Im* sent to P () Box 811, anti directed to the attention of Robert Hughes Tieken was born in Harlingen on Feb 12,1963, and was a member of Si Paul Lutheran Church. Slit* is survived bv her parents at 1242 F Common; lier maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs W I.. Henkhaus of Sinner; a sister, Nant y, anti a brother, Ross, both Canyon High School students Fire ants targeted in aerial spraying of Hill CountryInside KI KIWI! LF, i API For the next few weeks, twelve planes from the Texas Department of Agriculture w ill tx* spraying thousands of Hill Country acres with a non-poisonous cherna al aimed at eradicating the pesky briard Tin planes began dumping the cheimt al Pro-Drone across Kerr and Kendall counties Monday, said Carl Rust, the department’s airport supervisor About 26.000 of the targeted 500.000 acres were sprayed the first day, but Tuesday’s drizzly, cloudy weather hampered Uh* spraying from the 12 Cessnas, fie said The fire ant. a South American insect, has become a nuisance to farmers and ranchers throughout the Southwest and has a painful, stinging bite Some landowners and environmentalists have protested the use of Pro-Drone, saying not enough information has been made available about it, but die chemical has been tentatively approved by the Environmental Protection Agency "There has been some opposition because stein** say they don’t have all tfu* information on tfa* testing, Rost said Some Hill Country landowners have forbidden the* agriculture department to spray the Pro Drone on their land, and marked tfu* forbidden areas with weather balloons Incorporated areas rn the two counties w ill not Im* sprayed The* Sierra Club released a statement iii Austin that expressed concern alx>ut "important unanswered questions" surrounding the spraying operation and the- chemical Itself Many biologists" are concerned that wide use of the* any pesticide not specifically meant for imported fire ants may actually increase tfu* pests’ numbers, said spokeswoman J.J. Jacobson "Pro-Drone affects a variety of insects," Ms Jacobson said, "anti whatever picks up tile bait might Im* affected. When you kill native insects that compete with imported fire ants, you are making room for the foreigners. So far, they don’t seem to need our help."Today's Weather New DWI laws Expect a cloudy day, with a 50 percent chance of thundershowers, some possibly heavy Southeast winds, blowing near IO miles per hour, will shift to the north at 10-15 mph late this afternoon There is a 20 percent chance of evening thundershowers, with a partly cloudy night expected. Thursday will be partly cloudy, with winds out tif the southeast again at 5-10 mph Sunset tonight will be at 8 18 p.m., and sunrise Thursday at 6:86 a iiiRubber Match The Unicorns beat Alamo    Heights in    Game 2 of their playoff series, and    die    deciding    game is tonight in Seguin weather permitting Sports, Page 8A CLASSIFIED      6    BD COMICS..........................6C CROSSWORD................. 6C DEAR ABBY........    3B DEATHS..................... 3A ENTERTAINMENT ............... 6    7B HOROSCOPE..................... 3A KALEIDOSCOPE .................WB OPINIONS..................... 4A SPORTS.................. 8    10A STOCKS........................12A TV LISTINGS.....................SC WEATHER .........   3A Penalties tougher, but container bill fails AUSTIN < AP) Attempts to amend a tough DWI measure with a ban on o|M*n alcohol containers in vehicles failed iii tilt* House, but did trigger belated committee action on a separate bill to outlaw drinking w hile driving A compromise DWI bill increasing penalties for all levels of the offense was tentatively approved by UK-House 142-8 Tuesday Hep Carlyle Smith, IM lr and Prairie tried to add the open container measure to the DWI bill, but Speaker < lib I x*w is sustained a point of order that the amendment was not germane Open container legislation has been bottled up in the House Liquor Regulation Committee where a majority of the members oppose it Smith offered another amendment that would have increased DWI penalties if the offender had an open container in the vehicle, but it was rejected 65 78 after Rep Wayne Peveto, I Mil auge, surprised the House by saying his Criminal Jurisprudence ( ommittee could report out an ojm-ii container bill Peveto said th** measure was hidden iii one of the 21 DWI bills that were referred to his committee early in the session He said the committee never at ted on it, "because it was not our jurisdiction and I didn’t think it w as proper to take it up " He sanl the full committee would consider the measure today But the Senate sponsor of an open container ban, Sen Bill Sarpalius, D-Hereford, has said bt* has been unable to find the Senate votes to even debate such a bill Opponents of Smith s amendment to the DW! bill said it would not have the same effect as ail open container ban "Tins is like finding .someone guilty of murder, and then, because they had a gun on them when they committed the murder, making it capital murder," argued Gerald (ieistweidt, R Mason I’m going it) vote against against this and look forward to voting against a real open container bill when it comes to the floor," said Hep AI Granoff, D-I la I las T he DW I bill is a compromise measure agreed to by Peveto’s committee anti Sarpalius, its Senate sponsor T he bdl needs one more House vote before going bat k It) the Senate, where the Senate version has already been approved Both measures eliminate ‘deferred adjudication," under which DWI offenders who successfully complete probation have their records cleared of the conviction. Backers of tougher DWI laws have complained that deferred adjudication keeps offenders from ever being treated us felony offenders since previous convictions don’t show up on their records. House members amended Sarpalius’ bill to allow convicted DWI offenders to avoid jail tune by going through alcohol counseling programs. See DWL Page IZA Dr E A Sahm ;