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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 19, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Drownings at Comal River claim teenager By DEBBIE DeLOACH and SANDRA JACKSON Staff writers A threeyearold boy drowned in the Comal River and a San Antonio teenager drowned in Canyon Uike within a 30 ininute period Sunday Toddler Randy the son of a Houston police was found lodged in a hole under a small dam near Camp Warnecke where his family was Freddie drowned while wading along the shoreline of Comal Park at Canyon The lifejacket worn by the child caused him to be New Braunfels Police Felix Koque The hole where he was discovered wasnt big enough for both the boy and the jacket to go Koque said the hole was like a wash where soil under the small dams concrete base had been washed That created a suction he At the Thornton was apparently trying to make it from the mainland to an island off the when he slipped off an underwater ledge into deep The old Guadalupe River channel makes a loop by the ledges at Comal Park and the water is very said Canyon Reservoir Manager Phil He explained that the ledge drops off to a depth to 40 and farther the lake gets 100 feet deeper There are signs posted along this shoreline warning of the dangerous drop Parsley Thornton disappeared at and a search was begun by friends and divers who were already in the This is a very popular spot for because of the deep Parsley Sheriffs Deputy Ed and Park Rangers Judy Scott and Hunt par ticipated in the search for Thorntons A ttemp ted murder Man charged in River Bend shooting A New Braunfels charged with at tempted murder Friday remained in custody at the Guadalupe County as of David Brown of 1479 Bridge is accused of shooting Suzanne Nuhn once in the leg at a residence in the River Bend Guadalupe County Sheriffs Investigator Floyd Schlichting said The woman said the shooting occurred after an argument over babysitting money that the Nuhns owed Browns Brown was arrested Saturday morning in New where his bond was set at New Braunfels New Texas See Page 12 Schlichting took Brown to the Guadalupe County where his bond was reduced to Monday morning by Peace Justice Precinct 1 Charles The shooting occurred around Schlichting Nuhn was taken to McKenna Memorial but later a hospital spokeswoman said Schlichting and Guadalupe County Sheriffs Deputy Walter Bargfrede were put in charge of the shooting Our Grand Jury just met July Schlichting so this case probably wont go up until TUESDAY July 25 cents 142 panel dont get raves from lawmakers WASHINGTON APi President Reagans announcement of a Central American commission headed by Henry Kissinger will not still the clamor in Congress over ad ministration policies in the troubled critics The development might defuse some of the criticism but will not derail congressional efforts to end undercover operations in House Majority Leader Jim told reporters 1 would hope the president was not so misguided as to believe this would be an because I dont think it said Clarence chairman of the House Ap propriations subcommittee on foreign The House planned to close its galleries to the press and public for four hours today for a briefing and debate on a bill that would halt un dercover operations in support of Nicaragua rebels by the end of the The bill would substitute million in open assistance to friendly Central American governments to halt gun running to cornrnunistbacked rebels in El A vote is scheduled for next after another 12 hours of debate in open Pentagon sources say the administration is planning another exercise in Honduras early next month to show military commitment to Central The who declined to be said some to personnel and the aircraft carrer Ranger will take part in the which will be about twice as large as last years Big Pine operation in The exercises will include work on roughterrain airfields designed to accommodate C130 transport which the Hondurans use to move troops around the The described as were actually intended as a warning to Nicaragua and Cuba that the United States has the means to stop the shipment of military sup The New York Times today quoted administration sources as The administration says its covert assistance to the rebels in Nicaragua is needed to keep that countrys leftist government from funneling Soviet and Cuban arms to the Salvadoran Critics in Congress maintain the covert operation violates a law passed last December against the use of intelligence funds to overthrow Central American As the House prepared for its first closed session in three both critics and supporters of ad ministration policy on Central America were rallying on Capitol Four West Coast Democrats just back from a trip to Nicaragua See Page 12 Parking attendant It says customer but it doesnt say anything about so apparently someone decided to park his dog on the sidewalk in front of the New Braunfels Utilities parking lot on South Perhaps his owner was inside paving his case Delay in military ruling sought until civilian cases resolved William Dale Savage didnt wait for the United States Army to decide whether to convene a board of review over his involuntary manslaughter con He requested In his Savage asked that military proceedings be delayed until all civilian court cases have been That could take a The request was made to Savages Robert at Fort Sam Houstons Academy of Health Jim a spokesperson for the Health Services said Tuesday it could take a week or more before Buker makes a decision on the If Buker the whole thing will be a pending depending on when all civilian matters are Markiewicz If the decision is made for the board of inquiry to convene before civilian proceedings are its believed the board will meet sometime between midto the end of Savage was fined and placed on 10 years probation on April 14 for the death of Ruben Sauceda Saucedas pregnant wife and two small children were also killed last as they walked along Highway 81 The Fort Sam Houston private is scheduled to appear in 207th District Court on for rulings on all pretrial involving the deaths of Saucedas wife and the two Retired State District Judge Carl Anderson will preside over the Luis an assistant attorney for the Attorney Generals will prosecute the states case against Markiewicz said Tuesday that even though Savage has received one conviction so he still could be discharged honorably by the board of Other alternatives include a general discharge under honorable conditions and a dishonorable The academy spokesperson said that the general discharge is frequently used when a soldier has not completed his stint in the Savage is in his second year of a threeyear and currently serves as a physical activities specialist at Fort Sams 3rd Battalion If Savage is granted either an honorable or general he will retain full military But a dishonorable classified See Page 12 Superintendents may take heat from panel AUSTIN AP Its get the culprit says State Education Commissioner Raymon and Texas school superintendents are going to find fingers of blame pointing in their If you havent got a tough and if you dont understand that we are going to have an open and theyre going to criticize us then you are in the wrong Bynum told school administrators at a Monday A special headed by Dallas businessman Ross last week began a comprehensive review of Texas The panels recommendations are expected to be the basis of a program Mark White will try to sell to a special session of the This is going to be the year of get the whoever it The easiest person to blame is the Bynum The com missioner said Texas education problems include teachers of questionable He said there is no shortage of but education is no longer attracting the brightest boys and particularly The people who are coming into teaching do not have the high according to The former math teacher said Texas feeds better math and science I am totally convinced the biggest problem we have in mathematics is not the high school not the middle school Its the fact the elementary teacher doesnt really understand math and doesnt want to teach he adding that elementary teachers spend twice as much time on arts and crafts as they do on Prior to Bynums Department of Education official Jim Horn told the superin I look at Texas and hold it up as an example of what education should Bynum said that comment left him kind of Inside Todays Weather It will be partly cloudy today and but turning mostly cloudy Winds will be from the southeast at 1015 mph today and decreasing to near 10 mph Probability of thundershowers is 40 percent 20 percent tonight and 30 percent on Sunset will be at and sunrise Wednesday will be at An Anniversary The Sandinista government today marks its fourth year of rule in The government took over the country July as the result of the revolution in that Page 3 Caught In The Air An airliner en route to Miami was hijacked early this morning by a thin Cuban man who told passengers he had a blockbuster The plane landed This was the second hijacking in the last 48 3 911 8 DEAR 8 8 4 56 2 TV 8 2 Chopping the budget Brucks reductions makes appraisal board happy ByDYANNE FRY Staff writer Chief Appraiser Glenn Brucks trimmed from his first payroll from the postage fund and came up with a 1984 budget smaller than the one hes operating by this Directors of the Comal County Appraisal District will take a final vote on the budget at their 15 after all the districts taxing entities have had a chance to review the The bottom line at this point is who met Monday seemed much happier with this than they were with Brucks preliminary estimate of presented in The present years scheduled to run out on is As indicated most of the dif ference between the first and second budget proposals is in Brucks scrapped the idea of a 10percent raise for all employees after the board registered its he settled for a meritraise contingency fund amounting to five percent of the total Health workmans com pensation and social security payments are expected to go up Total salaries and benefits come to just more than was budgeted for this Brucks first budget proposal called for an annual payroll of This included one additional which was also nixed by the The chief appraiser budgeted for postage in but cut that for 1984 We only used about this he He hopes to save money in the future by using the 17cent presorted and doubling up on items that must be mailed There are two numbers in the 1984 budget that Brucks and the board cant do much Industrial con tracted to Thomas Picket for 1983 and will rost in 1984 more than in Data also handled by will go up That contract price of is the biggest single figure in the budget For the first year since its the appraisal district wont be making a payment for mapping service a fact which more than offsets the increases When the board set up operation in it contracted with Tobin Research to provide aerial maps of all territory See Page 12 SVHS wins state music award Smithson Valley High Schools Music Department was a little late getting the but it has been notified that it has taken the Sweepstakes award for University Interscholastic League competition in solo and ensemble The award means that the school was the highest ranking in Texas in Class AAA this We are very surprised said Bill choir We never seriously considered our school in the running for this Both band and choir members com peted on the state level in late May These kids were qualified with first division ratings in Class I competition on the regional Kretzmeier Smithson Valley students took 12 first division medals and 10 second division medals at the state Points are awarded for each medal earned and accummulated for each with the Sweepstakes award going to the school in the state with the highest number of SHVS band director is larry Iarry and 1 were at TLC Texas Lutheran College leaching band camp last when his went up to Smithson Valley and found this letter in the Kretzmeier said He had no idea how long it had been 1 think this reflects on the quality of our the choir director This is the first time this award has ever been won by Smithson Valley High
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