Tuesday, December 20, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 20, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas nltoh nomtjle Ovr local National Guard unite hive graciously volunteered to deliver our Cheer Fund this and judging from our there should be plenty of food to The Cheer Fund received 10 more donations including one for and that brings us within hailing distance of the Our balance now stands at and that does not include donated Isaac Orta of the National Guard said the local units were willing to and that names of volunteers were being We certainly appreciate the Our Monday donors include tnl Al Md Flow and Mike Drnnrw arid stuffed toy Gsll goods As mentioned this is our second year to hold the Cheer Fund The Herald Zeitungs goal is to provide a Christmas dinner to needy local families families who might not have one without your You can bring contributions cash or non perishable food items to our office at 186 Castell during regular business hours Monday through You can also mail a monetary contribution to Post Office Drawer New Pizza Hut manager killed in Tuesday motorcycle accident By DYANNE FRY and DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writers The manager of New Braunfels Pizza Hut was killed early Tuesday in what police believe was a onemotorcycle ac cident at Hidalgo and Spur William Lawrence was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger at Police investigator Juan Gusme believes the accident occurred between and 2 He hasnt been able to locate any As near as we can figure it was a onevehicle For some reason I dont know why he ran up on the Gusme Apparently the bike I dont know how many Even the driver hit a sign The detective said the curb was very high on that section of the and that there was no evidence that Welkins had braked the An autopsy is under but the cause of death had not been released at press Gusme said the victim had a neck injury just below the edge of his motor cycle Funeral services are being planned in New Braunfels HcraUd Mtw Texas 92 252 Pedestrian medical examiner rules A New Braunfels man struck and killed by a pickup Saturday night on Highway 81 East had a blood alcohol level of three times the legal limit in Peace Justice Harold Krueger said autopsy information from Travis County Medical Examiner Roberto Bayardo indicated Abelardo Lito Hernandez died from massive internal Bayardo also gave Hernandez blood alcohol level as Krueger The man was definitely See Page 12 TUESDAY Record lows chill Texas 12 Pages December 25 cents USPS 377880 Miles of smiles at Chamber meeting By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS One man died and more than 160 automobile wrecks were reported on icy Dallasarea roads as frigid air produced record low temperatures and put fuel company workers on Temperatures were expected to warm some but snow and ice still was in the forecast for much of North and West Lone Star Gas cut off fuel allotments Monday for electricpower generating plants and reduced gas by 75 percent to lowpriority industrial customers to meet residential with the official start of winter still two days Generating plants switched to other such as A 16inch gas main break in Fort Worth left about 150 homes without fuel for about eight hours this Lone Star spokesman Breck Harris The rupture also forced the utility to ask industrial customers in the Fort Worth and Arlington area to curtail usage until service was rerouted and the early morning residential crunch for gas Harris A 20yearold Lewisville man died in an accident on Lake Dallas Bridge in Denton about police Severe weather was also blamed for the death of an 8yearold girl Sunday in Grandview whose house burned after her mother tried to use a stove for By Monday 23 major accidents those with injuries were reported in the Dallas The only thing between us and Canada is a few picket said National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Alexander in Fort Midland set a temperature record Monday morning with a low of 15 degrees and Del Rio set a record with a reading of 23 The previous 19 record in Midland was set in and the previous low in Del Rio was 26 set in 1909 and tied The only thing between us and Canada is a few picket said National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Alexander in Fort his is the coldest type of air mass there This is a mid winter air Alexander said cold air builds up over snow covered fields in western becomes more heavy and dense as it chills and then is pulled south by The bonechilling cold near zero in the Panhandle and in the teens across North Texas burst water mains in several forced Dallas authorities to activate reserve ambulance crews and See Page 12 From Jarvis Margaret Naegelin and Jesse Garcia Changing of the guard Orr succeeds Seay as Chamber president The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce began the new year a few days early Monday with the election of officers for The voting was The officers for 1984 are Robert John president John first vice president and Bob second vice Robert Orr replaces Donnie Seay as Four new appointments were made to the 1984 chamber board of The new members include Larry manager of San Antonio Savings Milton Mickey Phair and Dave general manager of the Herald Helgard executive member of the GermanAmerican will finish Posters term on the Chamber Club fire ruled arson By DEBBIE DaLOACH Staff writer An early morning fire which gutted the Starting Gate club on Interstate 35 Monday has been labeled arson by Fire Marshal Elroy There was definite evidence of flamable liquid poured from different leaving trail patterns on the interior floor Friesenhahn said Some of the containers were still inside the Truckers traveling Interstate 35 notified the New Braunfels Police Department about the blaze at We had five pieces of equipment out and eight firefighters not counting volun Friesenhahn It only took 1015 minutes to put the fire We stayed around to check for spot and finish the salvage and The fire marshal said everyone had left the scene by Friesenhahn described damage to the structure as All the furniture and interior finish was he The structure was The marshal expreued no doubts about the arson See Page U Doster was also named to the board of the Braunfels Foundation John Chunn and Jean Pfeuffer were reelected to threeyear terms on the Doug Andy Divine and Dan Sedgwick were elected to threeyear Remaining on the board are John Laverne George Ron Bob Everett Alan Steve Craig Sagebiel and Martin The chamber also recognized the directors and officers leaving the They are Rich Doug Arno Becker and immediate past president Mitch In other the members heard reports See Page 12 1983 President Donnie Seay and 84 President Robert Orr right Stall photos by Fiances Naegelin Hillje honored by local Chamber The Chamber of Commerce Monday recognized three citizens for their outstanding contributions to the Former mayor Margaret Jarvis Hillje and Jesse Garcia were presented with special letters by Chamber president Donnie Their portraits will be placed in Honors Hall and they will be given a certificate at the chambers annual meeting and banquet Naegelin was honored for her continued service to the community and to the Sophienburg Memorial I found out that the very most eloquent thing you can say is thank she said after the Thank Hillje was recognized for work with senior citizens and the First Baptist See Page 12 Todays Weather Comal County residents should see the end of freezing temperatures today as temperatures climb into the low Cloudy this afternoon with scattered areas of drizzle and easterly winds at 1015 Twenty percent chance of Tonights forecast calls for the except that winds will shift to southeast at 1015 Mostly cloudy and wanner Wednesday with southeasterly winds at 1015 Tonights sunset will be at with Wednesdays sunrise will be at One of Three The New Braunfels girls brought borne the only victory for a local basketball team Monday The Unicorns defeated while the Unicom boys f el to Clemens and the Canyon girls tart to District 13 4A rival Americas scream The screams you heard Monday night were Dallas Cowboy fans gagging over their teams inept performance in San The Cowboys were blown out for the second straight losing to the Dallas now faces the Los Angeles Rams next Monday in Texas Stadium for the NFC wild card Page 9 4 TV Greyhound strike but workers arent happy AP Greyhound strikers grumbled about concessions even after they over whelmingly voted to end a sevenweek as the company vowed to resume full service by Wed nesday and Trailways said it will match the larger bus lines new Im just glad its said Harry president of the Council of Greyhound Local a division of the Amalgamated Transit He announced late Monday that the contract was ap proved to in nationwide I am not happy with Rosenblum It was a game of hardball and they played harder ball than we Some returning Greyhound workers said that only financial hardship made them ratify the threeyear which included a percent cut in The nations largest bus line had said it needed the concessions to remain competitive with other carriers and cutrate Were said Rick a spokesman for local 1205 of the ATU in We were out on the street for seven weeks for absolutely Weve been sold Were said Rick a spokesman for local 1205 of the ATU in We were out on the street for seven weeks for absolutely Weve been sold Newly hired employees who had been providing limited service during the walkout will continue to work but will be the first laid off once the busy season ends in company officials Robinson of Los whose Southern California local includes said the reason for the strong margin of approval in the latest vote was that time was against Greyhound would have been very happy to See Page 12