New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, June 3, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

June 03, 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 By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Three out-of-town financial firms plan to purchase the county's $3.9 million worth of revenue bonds which will be used to construct a new count) jail These three firms tippler, Guerin & Turner Inc , Mercantile National Bank, both of of Dallas, and Texas Commerce Bank National Association of Houston all have local interests tippler, Guerin & Turner, Inc . has a branch office in New Braunfels Men untile Bank and Texas Conunerce are both holding companies and are represented locally by Guaranty State Bank and Texas Commerce Bank-New Braunfels, respectively. Rather than going out for bids for public sale of the bonds. Commissioners Court Thursday accepted a joint proposal from these three firms which offered an effective interest rate of 9.66 Feeling that the firm's proposal was "a good competitive bid.” commissioners agreed to go with this offer rather than taking tune to advertise for other bids The court's fetl that the count) might not have its bond sale completed by July I if it took time to go out for other bids. After July I a new law will go into effect requiring all bonds to registered, thus making them more costly to sell Trying to beat this deadline, the court earlier instructed its financial advisor. Floyd Westerman, to ‘’obtain a proposal for the purchase of the bonds from those financial institutions and investment bankers which have a local interest in Comal County Westerman. who presented such .1 proposal to the court Thursday. 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 date.” In presenting the propsal. Westerman executive vice president of M K. Allison & Co., Inc . an investment banker firm in San Antonio mentioned tile fluctuating interest rate market. 'During the last week or IO days the bond market has gone off substantially in the way of interest rates.' he told the court “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 9.585129,” he added However, the school district's bonds are payable from an “unlimited tax and becuase they have continued tv) has e rather substantial year-end fund balances they also have a one-half step higher rating than the county,” said Westerman. But tile county's bond rating is still a very respectable and good rating of “A,” he noted Based on the interest market and the fact that he considered the firms* proposal to be a giHHl competitive bid. Westerman said he 'could recommend” th.it the court accept the proposal VIV New Braunfels Herald New Braunfels. Texas Vol. 92 No. 110 FRIDAY Juno 3, 1983 25 cents 20 Paries 2 Sec tions vUSPS 377 880' Fire in plane takes 23 lives CINCINNATI Ai’ \ pilot managed to land his burning Air Canada DC-9 despite blinding smoke in the cockpit, but 23 of the Vi people aboard died in the fire within a minute after the plane touched down, authorities said today The fire. which apparently started in a lavatory, charred the plane's interior and burned die fuselage Rescue workers found bodies strapped in seats and iii the aisles, some burned 1h*\ ond recognition But survivors said there was no panic, no screaming. Among those killed was television manufacturer Curtis Mathcs Jr., a Canadian resident returning home after a business tripRelated stories, 3A, IB 10B Fighteen other people were taken tv) hospitals after the plane, Flight 797 from Dallus-Fort Worth to Toronto, landed at Greater Cincinnati International Airport in northern Kentucky at i 19 p m Thursday Sixteen remained hospitalized U 'ay al two Kentucky hospitals, two in lair cordition and 14 in guarded condition. Jack Barry, assistant director of airport operations, said at a news conference today that all the victims died within one minute after landing He credited the five-member crew for “getting off all those people who got off When vou have this, you have only a few seconds to get out,” he said. I don't know why some got out and some didn t ." In Washington, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Fred Farrar said the fire apparently started in a lavatory The exal t cause was unclear An Air Canada spokesman, Dave Member, said he had nu reason to expert anything untoward” about the cause of the fire Audrey Bullan. 39. of Midland, tint escaj>ed onto a wing after the plane landed arui smoke filled the cabin “There was no panic There was absolutely nothing Nobody screamed or yelled There were no cries It was just dead calm “I went out on the wing. out one of tile exits.” she said "You couldn't see where you were going you could feel air " Among the \ u turns was folksmger Stan Roger s. 33. of Dundas, Ont National Transportation Safety Hoard in vestigators were sent to the airport tv) examine the charred aircraft, a I >l’-9 model 30 capable of carrying 101 passengers Barry said the FBI also would Ire involved in the inquiry. localise it routinely imestigates air disasters Officials declined to immediately identify the jet s crew . but said they all got out alive Barry said the clothing of one of the pilots caught fir* Most of the damage was to the middle of the plant which was completely gutted,” said Jim Lanagan, who supervises the Cincinnati fire department's heavy rescue unit Uinagan said the pilot s last words to the control tower “were, I can't see anything He landed with smoke filling the cockpit He blew out all the tires when he landed He did a hell of a job landing l-anagan said he did not speak to the pilot himself, but lie was quoting others w ho had The jet s fuel began burning as the aircraft landed and the fire quickly spread when the plane was on the ground. Barry said “All the people who died, died of carbon monoxide poisoning,*’ he said. adding that he did not know whether passengers were able to use emergencySee IM.ANF.. Rage III A Survivors credit crew for getting out alive CINCINNATI ALD Two Air Canada plane-fire sun. Ivors '.ay they owe their lives to tho plane's 1 row and that everyone aboard would have been k 1 ll***t if tho plane had landed even seconds later Smoke filled the plane while it was in the air. and after touchdown, fire ripped through th** jet Ilk** lighting .* fuse on a firecracker," one sun Ivor said Flight 797 from DallasTort Worth to 'Toronto made an emergency landing at Un* Greater Cincinnati Airport vin Thursday night and 23 of the 46 people aboard til* plane died. many still strapped iii their Neats Authorities -.aid th* fire started in a rear laxatory of th** IV '-9 Graham Wright. 42. of Toronto, and Roy Grubbs, 52. vif Waxahachie. Texas in tM-dside interviews at Booth Memorial Hospital today said there was no panic when the cabin filled with smoke and fxdfi praised Un* flight c rew They took charge, and there s absolutely no doubt m im mind that if we had fuel on** noire minute, none of us would have mad* it. said Wright, one of IM passengers who survived the crash Wright said passengers became aware that there was a problem about 15 minutes Indore tin* plane v alue to .iii emergency landing at til** airport iii northern Kentucky There was stilt of chit-chat that there was .1 fir** at th** fiat k of the plan**, .md not to worry Wright said But less than five minutes later, it betaine evident tfi.tt we really did have a fin* At that point, most cif us started covering our fii* es and the* plane started going down asfast as it could Wright said passengers were remarkably calm, even .is the c a bin of tfi** plane fiegan filling with smoke so tho k that most bad to cover their faces B. the tune the plane landed, ti** said. ti** couldn't sec in front of himSee SI KA I Vt IKS. Rag* I0A Eiband, lifelong resident, dead at age 85 Inside Mrs I .aura Riband, 8v», whose family had deep roots in the history of New Braunfels, died Thursday. June 2. at In . home. 73(1 Howard St Servic es will I** at IO a in Saturday al First Protestant United Church of Christ, where she was a member The Rec J I .Inwood Kennedy of New Braunfels will officiate, and burial will U* in Comal Cemetery She was born on Feb 14, 1898. in New Braunfels Her father, Fred Ta use h was a longtime teacher and once publisher of the New Braunfels Her did Her mother was Agatha Moos On April 4. 1946, in New Braunfels, she married James Riband, whose descenders had published the Neu Br.tunfe-er /eiturnj bac k in th** late 1800s Hts family was also part-owner of the Riband and Fischer Store, lo* ated where the Now Braunfels Utilities building stands now The store burned in 1947 Mrs Riband was a housewife, a lifetime resident, and a member of th** Rlks Auxiliary and the American legion Auxiliary She is survived by a sister. Lamoine Durham of New Braunfels, and a brother, H ll Tausch of Wetmore Her remains will lie in slate at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Horne until 8 30 a in Saturday Memorials may be given to the Rden Home for the AgedToday's Weather it will ta* partly cloudy. hot and hunud this afternoon and Saturday, with some late night and call) morning cloudiness Winds will tx from Uh southeast at 10-13 mph today . dei l easing lo a- IO mph tonight Sunset will t>«* at 8 27 p iii , and sunrise Saturdax w ill ta* at 6 31 Cl ASSI! ll U COMICS CROSSWORD DI AR ABBY I Nil RTAINMl NI HOROSCOPE OPINIONS RELIGIOUS FOCUS SPORTS STOCKS TV LISTINGS WEATHER Lewis will make motion to end appraisal district By DYANNt I HY Staff wrilHi omal 3 9B 2B 2B 2A 8 9A 2A 4 A SA 8 /A TOA 28 TOA ( buries U*w»s, one of fist* dire* toi s of th* County Appraisal Distric t is sto king by his u) tim committee's recommendation to put County lax Assessor Gloria Clennan in charge of th* appraisal operation He says he ll make a motion to that rffec t when the board meet s on J un** 20 Director Glyn Goff, who * ast th** only dissenting vote vin I ,v*w is' committee*, hasn t ( flanged fin mind either ll Dwis makes that motion, he *> gum, to vole against it Guff thinks tilt* present operation under Chief Appraiser Glenn Hrucks I*, shaping up to be a real good office,” and that everything is getting re ady to tall into place ” George Rrben, vice president of the board of directors, seems to be somewhere in th** middle I think we definitelv need to make some changes iii Ute* present appraisal office! lint I personally would Ilk* to see that office remain separate and apaid. Hie was it is.” he said fsrbeii did not serve on til* .ut tun committee The* majority o! its members felt that Hrucks' operation wa-. hojM'less, aud that th* appraisal district hoard should tout raid with the county tax assessui to clean Up tile I ness 111** i ommittee also felt t fiat Clennan. by v ambuling the ope! a lion with lier own county tax office, could via the job bu coiisidci ably less money Tin committee's rec ommeiidatioii was tabled at tile May 16 meeting Attci hearing an extensive report from Lewis, a minority report from Guff and a rebuttal of some* of th* committee's claims by Chief Appraiser Glenn Hrucks. directors decided they needed more time to look into the matter before making a decision lf Clennan does lake ovei tin* operation, it won’t Im* th** same thing as putting lh** appraisal districtSee ARRKA1SA1.. Page IDA Mortar attack' at Canyon LakeChipping off the block Lake residents learning rocklaying techniques Bv SANDRA JACKSON Staff write* Most people wtio live III til* ( allyou Dike area flax*' a yard full of rocks that thev don't know what to via with, and thats where Challie Moore, local mason, comes iii Moore fias treen teaching ro< Maying .is a Community Fell ation class for six years, and this spring.*s class has been firs most unusual Out of 27 students. 14 arc* senior < iti/env but they (foil t ccm to mind (tie hauling, 'looping, shoveling, and raking that goes w itll the v oat sc They ’ve all l>een real cheerful, said Ann loussaint, coordinator for the program at Mountain Valley School Jan ti class has a project, aud this cunts no ex* option They have Inuit a stone planter box .u t ohs tin- front of the sc heal iii Sattler It will be planted and used as backdrop for the new marquee* the school will soon receive as a memorial to the late pi inc ipal. V an M< Inly i t*, who drow ned in a boatig mishap last year Mi \x Toussaint said she thought it was really spwial that the members of the class paid for I fit* materials for the rockwork, since most of them had no children iii school Ifs til** hardiest working class we've ecol had '.aid Moore ll* begins cai Ti new group with an orientation chis explaining what tools tin y will need and what they can expect to learn You’ve gut to limit yourself to what you (.iii teach aud sink to til* basics,” Moult* said. explaining (fiat 2/ people is a lot in CMU* class lh** next two sessions were spent dry .stacking If you eau stack a low of nu ks two feet tall. then you re ready to change to mortar, the instructoi said I fie ( lass fias been meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays tai fix** weeks l h** first night, ( bai In* dumped a load of HH k and jus! started chip ping,' said one of his students ll* snot one ludo much lecturing, lie added Moore said that having 27 people working on the same wall was quite an experience Iou Ti section shows the personality of th** mu* who laid it,” fie said, explaining that th** problems occurred veiler** flu* serious came together I've been known lo teat sonic* of it down af lei Ibex leave'he smiled Attn learning flow to build a roc k wall, tin* students will have to take it from there Moore said, and each one had a pi ojet t in mind It Ilk* putt HI* tugethei .I huge jigsaw puzzle.” one woman said Auntlier desc rifted mixing tile mortal as just like pl.iv mg iii the mud I li.tx cu t done that iii a long time,*’ she added I hope tfiex plant something til.it blooms, like lantanas.” was one suggestion given lo Mi s loussaint But the Community education roordmatoi aid tile plants would Im* chosen for low maintenance aud ease of planting Donation are still tieing received for the memorial marquee and max In-made by contacting Mrs Toussaint at Hil l 7671 S ta ft §ih to fay    J    st'* Students work on tin4 wall at Mountain Valley School ;

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