New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, September 13, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

September 13, 1983

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 13, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas A New .ii—LL Braunfels New Braynfelt, TexesHerald-Zeituna VoT92^NoT8^“""Sr TUESDAY September 13.1983 25 cents (USPS 377-8801 Stratemann named mayor Eberhard new mayor pro tem By DYANNE FRY Staff writer Mayor O.A. Stratemann Jr. wields the gavel for the third year running, with Laverne Eberhard now seated on his right as mayor pro tem. Betty Lou Rushing and Jose Valdemar Espinoza took their oaths of office Monday night. Departing council member Max Winkler took his dollar and went home. “Bring in the armored car, please,” quipped Donnie Seay, as City Secretary Veronica Sarkozi passed the envelope containing the council’s pay. Each member got ll for serving the past year. In addition to the money, Winkler got a plaque, a resolution thanking him for his six years of service, and a standing ovation from the council and the gallery. Council had a dollar, a plaque and a resolution for Gerald Schaefer, who also served six years. But Stratemann See COUNCIL, Page 14 O.A. STRATEMANN JR. .. .re-elected mayor LAVERNE EBERHARD ... new mayor pro tem BETTY LOU RUSHING .. sworn in Monday JOSE ESPINOZA .. begins first term InsideThe controversy rages over Flight 007Japanese fighters scramble to track Soviets 'Hawks' may dominate debate in Congress By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Eight Japanese jet interceptors scrambled today when at least seven Soviet bombers appeared off the northwest coast of Japan, in the general area where a South Korean jetliner was shot down. A Japan Defense Agency official said he did not know whether the Soviet planes were part of a live-fire exercise begun by Soviet warships today near where a Soviet jet fighter shot down the jet with 269 people aboard two weeks ago. The defense official, who requested anonymity, told reporters in Tokyo that the Soviet Backfire and Badger bombers were first tracked 140 miles west-northwest of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island. He said the Japanese interceptors scrambled ami followed them for 370 miles, to a point about IOO miles northwest of Japan s Sado Island before returning to base. The official said there was no violation of Japanese airspace, no encounter between the interceptors and the bombers, and that it was the south time this year that Japanese jets scrambled during a flight by Soviet warplanes. Meanwhile, Lloyd’s of london and other insurers paid Korean Air Lines $26.8 million today for the downed Boeing 747 — about three-quarters of the insured value of the plane. The rest of the amount is insured by a South Korean company. A Maritime Safety Agency official in Wakkanai, Japan's northernmost city, said the Soviet shelling exercise began in waters west of the tiny island of Moneron, 55 miles to the north. The Korean Air Lines plane is believed to have crashed nearby after being struck with a missile Sept. I, and the 269 people on board are presumed dead. In other developments, the United States on Monday demanded compensation from Moscow for the 61 Americans killed in the plane attack. European pilots boycotted flights to the Soviet capital, and 13 of the 16 NATO governments got ready to bar the Soviet airline Aeroflot from their airports In Tokyo, the Japanese Foreign Ministry confirmed a Self Defense Agency analysis that the doomed jumbo jet was in the air for more than 12 minutes after a heat- See PLANE, Page 14 WASHINGTON < AP I — Congress, just back from a five-week recess, is prepanng to make foreign policy and defense decisions that leaders say will likely have a hawkish cast because of the Soviet attack on a Korean airliner. Senate Democratic and Republican leaders introduced a resolution Monday condemning the Soviet Union for its “cold-blooded attack” Sept. I on the civilian jumbo jet and the death of the 269 passengers and crew members The non-binding measure, which will probably receive unanimous support when it is voted upon Wednesday, calls for further international sanctions against the Soviets unless Moscow apologizes for the incident and pays damages to the victims’ families. A group of conservative senators, meanwhile, blocked plans for quick consideration of the resolution and indicated they would attempt to toughen its wordmg. Sources who spoke on condition they not be identified said Sen. William L Armstrong, K-Colo., and others want specific sanctions against the Soviet Union included in the resolution. House Speaker Thomas P. O’Neill Jr . P Maw said he expected a sum liar resolution to be introduced in the House soon President Reagan had requested the resolution in a nationwide speech last week. Several measures calling for specific sanctions — such as suspending the recently negotiated grain-sale agreement with Moscow — were mtrf>duced in the House Monday. O'Neill said any sanctions should be international in character. “Unless, you get cooperation with these things, they don’t work," he said ‘This isn t the United States against the Russians It is the Russians against the world.” O’Neill, however, did take a swipe at the Republican administration's relatively minor sanctions, contrasting them with the stiffer action taken by then-'Resident Jimmy Carter after Soviet troops occupied Afghanistan in 1979. Carter, for example, banned grain sales to the Soviet Union Candidate Reagan “kind of pooh-poohed everything Jimmy did,’’ O'Neill said, but Carter showed a lot of guts and courage in the campaign of I960 Meanwhile, the State Department officially demanded See CONGRESS. Page 14C0"AL C0#*Ty AjlrCOMMUNITY FUND Combind Time The annual Comal County Community Fund drive is underway. and the Combind board bas set a goal of $160,000. The current balance is $30,900.35. Your contribution is needed, and it should be sent to Combind. PO Box 014, New Braunfels, 70130. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce office, 025-2306. City, parks board to meet on no-parking ordinance Making the connection Stall photo bf franca* Bridges alternative facility for juveniles The center is City Council postponed the last reading of the Liberty Avenue “no parking’’ ordinance, and set a parking-space workshop with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for Oct. 3. Members agreed that congestion on Liberty Avenue was related to the need for more parking space in Prince SoIms Park East, and the vote to table the ordinance was unanimous. It had been approved on the first and second readings, but not without argument. In any case, the ordinance would only be effective from Palm Sunday through Labor Day, so there’s no real hurry. The city is now looking into adding some parking space in Prince Solms Park, which some council members believe will relieve the need for on-street parking on narrow liberty Avenue. Council referred the idea to the Parks Advisory Board last month, and the parks board responded by asking for a joint workshop, so that everybody can get a better idea what is desired The board has also been asked to study park capacity, and whether it would be feasible at some time rn the future to limit the number of people using the parks at any given time. New Councilmember Betty Lou Rushing thinks it might take more than one workshop, and mentioned the possibility of appointing a citizens committee to study these problems. “In the past, I think we've spent a lot of money on (outside) consultants, and then maybe not used their studies," she said. City Manager EN. Delashmutt and Councilmember Donnie Seay said the joint workshop would be an ideal place to discuss that. Barbara Tieken suggested combining the workshop with the parks board's regular meeting on Oct. 3, since the council has voted to cancel its regularly-scheduled meeting on Oct. IO. Council normally meets on second and fourth Mondays, but the 10th is the day of a Texas Municipal League conference in Houston At least three members, along with some of the city staff, plan to attend that conference. Two citizens attending Monday's meeting agreed that more parking space is needed on busy summer weekends, but don’t think the See PARKING, Pue 14 District Judge Robert Pf tufter gives the main address at ceremonies marking the opening of Teen Connection Sunday. Looking on is Nancy Ney, director of the located in the old Zoeller Funeral Home building on West San Antonio Street County wants 2-cent hike on road tax Even with this,” Evans said, “we’re By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Commissioners Court proposed Monday to raise the present farm to market lateral road tax of 34 cents par $160 valuation to 54 cents at a public hearing Sept. 26. The hearing, aet for 5.15 p.m., will provide commissioners a format to formally set the county tax rate, after listening to any objections, County Judge Fred Clark said. Funds generated by the latersl road tax have restricted use. “The money must be used for road maintenance and repair, exclusively,” Clark added. Commissioner J.L. “Jumbo” Evans seconded Clark’s motion of intention to raise the tax with these comments. “These funds go to the county road department, and not the general fund. falling short of the department’s request by some $200,000. This move will certainly not satisfy that need, but it’s a start in the right (fraction.” In other action Monday, commissioners gave preliminary and final (frit approval to Lake Hill Estates. The 110-acre subdivision is located about 24 miles east of U.S. Highway 281 on the north side of FM 306. It was also the first approval to fall under the county’s new subdivision rules and regulations. Commissioners also gave authorization to bid bulldozer equipment for fence nght-of-way and brush clearing on future extension of FM 3009 from FM 1863 to Highway 46. The county sold its old bulldozer, Commissioner Monroe Wet* said, because it was costing more to repair than it was worth. Commissioner Charles “Tart” Mund said nght-of-way clearing must be done on three tracts of land, and brush clearing on two large ranches to gel things ready for the Highway Department. Money for the bulldozer wort will come from the FM lateral road tax. Commissioners also approved a polling place change for Precinct I from the Dtttlinger Memorial library to the American Legion Hall on W CoU. Earth to move with new purchase for landfill City and county governing bodies afraid Monday to back the purchase of an aarth-movinf machine for the jointly-operated landfill, lf all goes well, however, payments will be made out of landfill fats. The bast of three bidi received by the SaMd Wast# Central Beard offered a used 16T4 Caterpillar doaer-ecraper for HMX Hw board baa $11,666 oat aside for capital outlay, and wants to put $10,000 of that down on the machine, City Manager E.N. Delashmutt told the City Council. County Commissioner Bill George told the Commissioners Court that monthly payments would run around 91,760. City and county governments I’t ba out anything unless tbs l’s operating coots sicced its revenue at some time in the next three years. AU three waste board members believe the machine will pay for itself, because it will enable the landfill operators to dig their own holes for the burial of refuse. Until now, this has boon done by outside contractors. "Pour months ago, we spent $13,000 to dig a hole, and it's almost full,” County Judge Fred Clark Iola the commissioners. "This way, we can dig our own holes and get more use from the same area.” Both Clark and George serve on the solid waste board, George because the landfill is located in his Precinct 4. Delashmutt represents the city. He told the City Council Monday that with this machine, the board expects to get another SO years of use out of the joint landfill site, opened rn im. There was no formal action taken by comnuaatonen on the agreement Clart said he was just advising the eau* OR JtoMRMMr. Hewever, the appreve* the purchase Motey night —DYANNEFRY Today's Weather Don’t get out your wilder coats yet, but tonight brings the first indication of a change in seasons Itll be partly cloudy and hot today, turning a little cooter tonight, and •st aa hot Wednesday Winds wtU ba light and variable today, northeasterly st 6-10 mph tonight, and sate to northeasterly near IO mph Wednesday. There’s also a SO percept chance of showers or thundershowers through Wednesday. Sunset will be at 7:39 p ro , and sunrise Wednesday will be at 7:1* am CLASSIFIED...........IMI COMICS...............lit CROSSWORD.............• DEAR ABBY..............• DEATHS  .........  I HOROSCOPE ........t OPINIONS................4 SPORTS................SA STOCKS.................2 TV LISTINGS..............S WEATHER........  S ;

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