Friday, June 3, 1983

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 3, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Firms with local ties to buy county jail bonds ByJACQUELINESMITH Staff writer Three outoftown financial firms plnn to purchase the countys million worth of revenue bonds which will be used to construct a new county These three firms Guerin Turner Mercantile National both of of and Texas Commerce Bank National Association of Houston all have local Guerin has a branch office in New Mercantile Bank and Texas Commerce are both holding companies and are represented locally by Guaranty State Bank and Texas Commerce BankNew Rather than going out for bids for public sale of the Commissioners Court Thursday accepted a joint proposal from these three firms which offered an effective interest rate of Feeling that the firms proposal was a good competitive commissioners agreed to go with this offer rather than taking time to advertise for other The courts fell that the county might not have its bond sale completed by July 1 if it took time to go out for other After July 1 a new law will go into effect requiring all bonds to thus making them more costly to Trying to beat this the court earlier instructed its financial Floyd to obtain a proposal for the purchase of the bonds from those financial institutions and investment bankers which have a local interest in Comal who presented such a proposal to the court said by Commissioners Court accepting the firms offer it was allowing time for the county bonds to be issued and delivered prior to such bond registration In presenting the Westerman executive vice president of Allison an investment banker firm in San An tonio mentioned the fluctuating interest rate During the last week or 10 days the bond market has gone off in the way of interest he told the The New Braunfels Independent School District bond sale on Tuesday evening resulting in our getting three bids and the bonds were awarded to the lowest net interest cost which was the school districts bonds arc payable from an unlimited tax and becuase they have continued to Imve rather substantial yearend fund balances they also have a one half step higher rating than the said But the countys bond rating is si ill a very respectable and good rating of Based on the interest market and the fact that he considered the firms proposal to be a good competitive Westerman said he could recommend that the court accept the AV New Braunfels New Texas HepaldZeitung f i t t o o FRIDAY 1983 25 cents 110 20 Pages 2 Sections USPS 377880 Fire in plane takes 23 lives CINCINNATI AP A pilot managed to land his burning Air Canada DC9 despite blinding smoke in the but 23 of the 46 people aboard died in the fire within a minute after the plane touched authorities said The which apparently started in a charred the planes interior and burned the Rescue workers found bodies strapped in seats and in the some burned beyond But survivors said there was no no Among those killed was television manufacturer Curtis Matties a Canadian resident returning home after a business Related 10B Eighteen other people were taken to hospitals after the Flight 797 from DallasFort Worth to landed at Greater Cincinnati International Airport in northern Kentucky at Sixteen remained hospitalized today at two Ken tucky two in lair condition and 14 in guarded Jack assistant director of airport said at a news conference today that all the victims died within one minute after He credited the fivemember crew for getting off all those people who got When you have you have only a few seconds to get he I dont know why some got out and some In Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Fred Farrar said the fire apparently started in a The exact cause was An Air Canada Dave said he had no reason to expect anything untoward about the cause of the Audrey of escaped onto a wing after the plane landed and smoke filled the There was no There was absolutely Nobody screamed or There were no It was just dead I went out on the out one of the she You couldnt see where you were going you could feel Among the victims was folksingerStan of National Transportation Safety Board in vestigators were sent to the airport to examine the charred a DC9 model 30 capable of currying 101 Barry said the FBI also would be involved in the because it routinely investigates air Officials declined to immediately identify the jets but said they all got out Barry said the clothing of one of the pilots caught Most of the damage was to the middle of the which was completely said Jim who supervises the Cincinnati fire departments heavy rescue Ixinagan said the pilots last words to the control tower I cant see He landed with smoke filling the He blew out all the tires when he He did a hell of a job Lanagan said he did not speak to the pilot but he was quoting others who The jets fuel began burning as the aircraft landed and the fire quickly spread when the plane was on the Barry All the people who died of carbon monoxide he adding that he did not know whether passengers were able to use emergency See Page 10A Survivors credit crew for getting out alive CINCINNATI API Two Air Canada planefire survivors say they owe their lives to the planes crew and that everyone aboard would have been killed if the plane had landed even seconds Smoke filled the plane while it was in the and after fire ripped through the jet like lighting a fuse on a one survivor Flight 797 from DallasFort Worth to Toronto made an emergency landing at the Greater Cin cinnati Airport on Thursday night and of the people aboard the plane many still strapped in their Authorities said the fire started in a rear lavatory of the Indian of and Roy of in bedside interviews at Booth Memorial Hospital today said there was no panic when the cabin filled with smoke and both praised the flight They took and theres absolutely no doubt in mv mind that if we had had one more none of us would have made said one of 18 passengers who survived the Wright said passengers became aware that there was a problem about 15 minutes before the plane came to an emergency landing at the airport in northern There was sort of chitchat thai there was a fire at the back of the and not to Wright But less than five minutes it became evident that we really did have a At that most of us started covering our faces and the plant started going down as fast as it Wright said passengers were remarkably even as the cabin of the plane began filling with smoke so thick that most had to cover their By the time the plane he he couldnt see in front of Page IDA Mortar attack at Canyon Lake lifelong dead at age 85 Inside Stnff ptiulo hy Snmtni Jack son Students work on the wall at Mountain Valley School Chipping off the block Lake residents learning rocklaying techniques BySANDRAJACKSON Staff writer Most people who live in the Canyon Lake area have a yard full of rocks thai they dont know what to do and thats where Charlie local in Moore lias been leaching rocklaying as a Community Kducation class for six and Ihis springs class has been his must Out of 27 14 are senior bill they ilonl seem to mind the and raking that goes willi Hie Theyve all been real said Ann coordinator for the program at Mountain Valley Kaeh class has a and his urn is no They have built a stone planter box across the front of the school in It will be planted and used as backdrop for the new marquee tin school will soon receive as a memorial In the late Van who drowned in a boatig mishap last Toussaint said she thought it was really special that the members of Hie class paid furthe materials for the since must of them had no children in Its the hardest working class weve ever said lie begins each new group with an orientation explaining what tools they will need and what can expect to Youve gol to limit yourself to whal you can leach and slick to the Moore explaining that 2V people is a lot in one Thenext I wo sessions were spent dry If you can stack a row of rocks two feet youre ready to change to the instructor The hiis been on Mondays and Wednesdays for five The first Charlie dumped a load of rock and just started chip said one of his Hes not one loilinniich Moore said that having 2V people working on Hie same wall was quite an Kaeh section shows the personality of the one who laid he explaining that the problems oc curred where the seciuns came Ive been known to tear some of it down after they he After learning how to build a rock the students will have to lake it from Moore and each one had a project in Its like putting together a huge jigsaw one woman Another described mixing the mortar as just like playing in the mud I havent done that in a long she I hope they plant that like was one suggestion given to lint Hie Community Education coordinator said lluplants would IKchosen for low maintenance and ease of Donations are still being received for Hie memorial anil may IK made by contacting Toussaint it Todays Weather Lewis will make motion to end appraisal district Iaura whose family had deep roots in the history of New died June at her 730 Howard Services will 10 Saturday at First Protestant United Church of where she was a The Linwood Kennedy of New Braunfels will and burial will be in Comal She was born on in New Her Fred Tausch was a longtime teacher and once publisher of the New Braunfels Her mother was Agatha On April in New she married James whose descendents had published the Neu Ztatuny back in the late His family was also partowner of the Kiband and Fischer located where the New Braunfels Utilities building stands The slore burned in Kiband was a a lifetime and a member of the Klks Auxiliary and the American legion She is survived by a lxonie Durham of New Braunfels and a Tausch of Her remains will lie in state at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home until Memorials may be given to the Eden Home for the It will be partly hot and humid this aflcrnoon and with some late night and early morning Winds will be from the at 1015 mph decreasing to 510 mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Saturday will CLASSIFIED CROSSWORD DEAR RELIGIOUS FOCUS SPORTS TV WEATHER 39B 2B 2B 2A 89A 2A 4A GA 67A 10A 2B IDA ByDYANNE FRY Staff writor Charles one of five directors of the Comal County Appraisal is slicking by his committees recommendation to put County Tux Assessor Gloria Cleniian in charge of the appraisal He says hell make a motion to thai effect when Hie boird meets June Director Glyn who cast the only dissenting vote on Lewis hasnt changed his mind If Lewis makes that hes going to vote against Goff thinks the present operation under Chief Appraiser Glenn Brucks is shaping up to be a real good and that everything is getting ready to fall into George vice president of the board of seems to be somewhere Die I think we need to make some changes i in the present appraisal of lice but I personally would like to see that nil ice remain separate and the was il he Krben did not serve on the The majority of its fell that Brucks operation was and hat the appraisal district board should contract with the counts tax assessor to clean up the The committee also felt thai by combining the operation with her own county tax could do the job for considerably less money The committees recommendation was tabled al the Ma Hi Alter hearing an extensive report from a minority report from Goff and i rebuttal of some of the committees claims by Chief Appraiser Glenn directors decided they needed more time to look into the matter before making a If Clennan does take over the it wont be the same thing as putting the appraisal district See Page 10A