Tuesday, December 25, 1984

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 25, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas 410 M053 MICROPLEX MITCH WOMBLE p BOX 45436 TX 75245 306 If ITS A NOTUNPERUI6AR I IM New Braunfels HeraldZeituno Tuesday j December 26 Cents few f v Crews seal mine after fire flares Utah AP Crews working to seal a coal mine to extinguish a relentless fire that killed miners were forced to evacuate when a meter registered a sky high reading of volatile fueling fears of an It may be two or three days before the crews can go back into the Wilberg Mine and resume efforts to seal Robert spokesman for Emery Mining said Twentysix men and a working to break a one day production were trapped in the mine by the blaze that broke out Wednesday By two bodies still had not been but officials said they were presumed The first three or four days the fire could have been extinguished much more Henrie said But our effort was to save lives not put out we dont want to send a bunch of people up there where theres going to be threats or We simply want to let the fire get past the secure the seals and then extinguish the he Seven bodies were found but officials still hoped some miners had retreated to a safe Rescuers found late Saturday that none Attempts by some of the trapped miners to erect a barrier had It was the states worst coalmining disaster since when 172 miners died at a mine in nearby Castle It also was the nations worst mine disaster since May when 91 miners died in a fire in an Idaho In March people died in a Kentucky On the fire jeopardized crews trying to remove 25 bodies and find the other prompting officials to order the mine Then bgildup of methane gas prompted an evacuation order for the 100 workers in the Wilberg and two adjacent all operated by Emery for Utah Power Light The about feet inside the mines main had grown to feet in length Henrie and was difficult and Crews had worked about six hours before a firefighter put on his methane meter and it went sky Henrie Prayer services were held throughout the area though victims families had yet to make plans for memorial said Larry Mormon bishop at Huntington and an Emery Mining construction Emery will pay transportation expenses for the vic tims immediate Henrie We want them to have their families with them at this time and give them the ability to go through their time of mourning now and then get back to living their he An investigation into the tragedy will not begin until the new said John spokesman for the Mine Safety and Halth Weve made no judgments on he Henrie the conveyor belt where the fire was believed to have started was operating at only half capacity when the flames Woman dies in 1 car wreck Merry Christmas By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A 42yearold New Braunfels HeraldZoitung carrier died Sunday night after her car struck a telephone pole on Walnut Avenue and flipped earlier that Mary Lois Jeffrey of 770 Kerry Place was in the middle of delivering her Sunday morning newspapers when her compact car traveling south on Walnut for unknown reasons went up a telephone pole behind the Comal Pawn She was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital around by New Braunfels Emergency Service At Miss Jeffrey was transferred to Methodist Hospital in San where she later Her body was taken to the Bexar County Medical Examiners Office for an autopsy to determine the cause of Her Lasca said doctors told her Mary Lois may have had a massive cerebral and thats why she went up the But we dont know that for They asked me if shed ever had any Jeffrey I said there were Mary Lois had worked as a HeraldZeityng carrier since Funeral arrangements for Miss Jeffrey are pending at Zoeller Funeral She is survived by her and Jeffrey of New and her William Palmer of A NBHS student helps a Head Start youngster Christmas all year New Braunfels High School groups adopt Head Start classes By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Two New Braunfels High School groups have thought of a way to make Christmas last all year for two groups of Headstart For a community service both groups of students decided to adopt a classroom of Headstart children and gave their little friends Christmas For the Coordinated Vocation Academic Education class this was their second year of adopting a group of Headstart But this year there was only one class of the vocational so they only took care of the Rosa Park Headstart The Future Business Leaders of America club sponsored the Marjorie Chambers Headstart beginning with a Christmas party with gifts for all of the Each of the high school students in the two clubs took the name of a child and got a present for him or Our sponsorachild program will not end with the Christmas We will sponsor the Headstart group for the entire Becky sponsor of the business The party thrown by the business club had Santa Claus played by Torn The vocatonai some of whom were former Headstart pupils liked this project so much last that they wanted to do the same thing At their party John Cook played Santa The students the children a Valen tines and Easter The Headstart kids also got to visit us one day last year and we showed them what vocational education was Gloria high school See Page 12A County officials eye grievance hearing Inside Cheer Fund The district clerk and county treasurer plan to take their requests rpr raises to the grievance com hoping they can get a full 5 District Clerk Hazel Kuhn and County Treasurer Betty Engelhardt both only got 2a percent while the majority of county employees received 5 They found out about being singled out for the smaller increase after the budget was Both of ficeholders came before com missioners court earlier this month and tried to have it but the vote was tied and Commissioner Bill George was Last year they tried to not give Betty and I any then someone corrected U was suppose to have been an oversight and we did not know about it until it was Kuhn I think our strongest argument is this is suppose to be a cost of living not a merit the cost of living has gone up for us just as much as it has for anyone Engelhardt See Page 1 A Hanging victim moved to S A 22yearold woman found A 22yearold woman hanging in her jaU cell 19 was fcliiisf erred Sunday to 9 Antonio where she remains in in tensive Mike Ooerr fouad Mary also known as hanging from the bars by a rope made of hedsheets tied around her Another prisoner had alerted the jailer that she something was It was estimated that Grote had been hanging for about to 7 minutesShe was unconscious when she was A spokeswoman at Humana Hospital San Antojaio said Grote was in intensive but no report on her condition was For a look at what the Cheer Fund food drive see the pictures on Pages 2 and 3A and all contributors are listed on Page We thank you Manmade comet debuts for Christmas Water Watch Canyon Lake inflow 300 els Idovyn 505 Canyon Dam oyttlpvy 476 els down 24 Edwards tup Canyon Lake down Todays Weather The cojjj frfifli ibM bw in with Christmas wUJ cloudy and cool with morning in the increasing only to the tower 50s this af ternoonWednesdays high will stay in the low with partly cloudy Mondays low was The sun will set tonight at and rise Wednesday at CLASSIFIED 911A COMICS CBOSSWORD DEAR ABBY 3B DEATHS 2A HOROSCOPE 5B OPINIONS SPOBTS STOCKS 3A TV LISTINGS 9A WEATHER 2A LOS ANGELES AP What scientists have dubbed he year of the comets gets a dramatic Christmas Day sendoff when the first manmade comet is created out of chemicals spewed from a Wst Gnnan The artificial comet should be visible in the southern or southeastern sky from the Midwest to Hawaii and and from southwestern Canada and most of northern Mexico west of a line from Hudsons Bay to near Chicago through Mexico It should be visible to the naked eye for up to 10 to people using 7x50 binoculars for about 20 minutes and to astronomers using telescopes for an hour or viewers are cautioned not to expect too If youexpert this to exceed Fourth of July yowU he said physicist Morris Pongratz of Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Everybody who wants to see it should get well away from any city lights and should by all means take a pair of said Gerhard a coordinator of the project and director of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in West A real comet consists of a ball of dust and gas trailing a tail loose atoms and Te man made version is composed of a cloud of barium a metallic element used in another form to mak the digestive tract visible under The sun will energize the barium atoms make them radiate colored The chemicals wiU he launched when the West Germany satellite is miles above the Pacific The comet is part of a Grman study of how the solar wind interacs with Earths magnetic Comet photo 5 LOS ANGELEJS AP SplentMsj offer the following advice for See Page 124