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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 2, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Local accountant offers strike plan i 410 M053 MICROPLEX MITCH WOMBLE p BOX 45436 TX 75245 253 Water Watch Comal cfs down 8 Canyon down 18 Canyon cfs same Edwards down Canyon Lake level down Area Riscuers rivers hcit Junior Miss 36 to see Sundays Kaleidoscope New Braunfels New Texas Teamsters strike has little effect here By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer More than Teamsters Union truck drivers are still on despite truckloads of cars that pulled into two local car dealerships this The strike Is still and theres no settlement on In I was out on the picket line most of the said Richard president of the South Texas Teamsters Union headquartered in But Jack Krueger at Krueger MazdaChevrolet and Milt Ferguson at his OldsmobileBuickChevrolet Pontiac dealership said they each received a truckload of cars about 10 a truck just pulled Ferguson said during his But its not the company that usually hauls our From all the im mediate effect of the weekold strike on local car dealerships has been But that could change If the strike endures into If it the strike lasts say into then it would really start said Arno head of Becker Motor where Plymouth and Chrysler models are Thats when they usually start shipping 86 model We had all our 85s In and were at a lull anyway when the strike Becker Ferguson said his dealership was light on inventory when the strike was announced on July Before this mornings he indicated he hadnt received any cars in over a We had quite a few cars Ive got up to 40 inventory cars still sitting in Arlington and Kansas Ferguson But our 1985 orders were just about Its only held up about four or five of Orders on 1986 models could be a different Weve received some but that was before the Ferguson Were See Page 12A A big one Rickey Rouse of Liberty Avenue has good reason to be smiling his Freddie brought a 43pound watermelon from LESLIE KRIEWALDTHERALDZEITUNG Lavaca were invited to Neighborhood partake of the couldnt make much of a youngsters but Friday August 25 Cents 24 Pages2 Sections TDHR suspends attorney A top Texas Department of Human Resources official in San Antonio has been suspended without pending the outcome of a felony drug case against him in Comal Arthur Richard Thormann of Route Box New was arrested Tuesday for possession of marijuana over four A warrant for his arrest was issued after local sheriffs investigators confiscated 60 marijuana ranging from two to seven feet growing at his residence off Nacogdoches Road on July Thormann had served as assistant regional director of the San Antonio DHR office since September He began his career with DHR in His Homero said Thormanns suspension will last until the drug case against him can be Thormann turned himself in to Comal County Sheriffs Rudy Rubio about 4 Tuesday after returning from a twoweek Within an Thormann posted bond set by Justice of the Peace Doc Respect for rivers can eliminate problems By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer A healthy respect for the power of moving water can eliminate a lot of Because three people have died this none of whom were canoing or word has gone out to water enthusiasts in the large cities that the Guadalupe is Rumors of hundreds of people being rescued every weekend from the made many tubers and novice canoers afraid to go in the No matter how many times youve been on the river Ellen Martin owner of Whitewater Sports This year we have a real Whitewater Because of that we are emphasizing the safety aspects of the river this Every outfitter has his own rule of for said if a person is not a her workers try to convince him not to go on the river at Others emphasize that the rest of the group should watch out for non Posey allows children as young as 6 years old to go rafting but no one younger than 12 years old can go canoing in her Other outfitters have 10 years old as the cutoff for But all of the canoe rentals said they require lifejackets on they assess their customers skill level and direct them to the part of the river best suited their Its just like ski said Betty owner of Texas Canoe There are slopes for intermediates and But the first question we ask our customers when we get them in a group is Does everybody swim Posey encouraged those who bring their equipment to check with an outfitter and find out river conditions before going Walls said she has a safety lecture and instruction on strokes she gives every group of and she always tells people to get out and look at the falls before going and portage around anything that looks too Outfitters were unanimous on discouraging tubes from going over Slumber and Hueco The owner of River RallyRio Raft near Sattler said he does not rent equipment to go over Slumber Falls or Hueco Spring Because we are below the chute and above the second we have a lot of families and Jphn coowner of Rio Raft We encourage people who want to do those lower rapids to rent a raft rather than a One of the problems this Walls is that the hydraulics on Slumber and Hueco Springs rapids have fooled many experienced People who have been over the river many times have gotten into trouble this year when they have taken a raft over the falls too Walls Everyone has gotten in the habit of just sitting back and going over the See Page 12A rescue squad keeps weekend vigil By SARAH DUKE Staff writer Sometimes I think were just a bunch of old fools out there trying to help Ernie president of the Comal County Civil Defense Rescue was referring to the squad and its rescue work on the Guadalupe Every weekend he and other members of the Emergency Communication Club fish hapless tubers and canoers out of the ad minister first aid if escort injured swimmers to the Hjajold estimates that on an average the squad t fetches to people who get caught in the We figure about onethird of those would drowo tf somebody werent there fft Brtft Hassold it Jfeeca Falls Tills weekend for bridge because of biggest doit common Whether people can swim or they should wear their Hassold said eight out of ten canoes going over the falls turn It beats all Ive ever he The canoes flip and people go one way and their lifejackets go A lifejacket may be un comfortable but it will save your he The best swimmer in the world is gonna drown if he gets knocked unconscious and isnt wearing a Fewer than 10 percent of people going down the river wear Hassold Other factors contributing to alcohol and Weirt people out of that river sometimes who are m they can hardly stand Hassold but they think they can handle themselves The most common injuries on the HassoM are SCTTI broken MM dislocated Squad rosmbere give basic first aid and tell swimmers whether or not they See page iu Wes Meyer is used to rescuing people from area rivers Austin water use drops AUSTIN AP City residents are cooperating with mandatory watering Austin of ficials and falling water use figures show Officials Thursday reported that Austins three water treatment plants pumped million gallons on the first day police enforced watering rules with That compared to million gallons used on a record which pushed pumping capacity near its We have a high degree of com People arent opposed to whats going said Jerry director of the Austin Resource Management Lawson said the citys booming population growth not waste appears to be the culprit behind the high levels of There are just so many more even though they are trying to be Theres been a lot of growth in the Lawson Lawson also said that because the heavy consumption has occurred on weekdays rather than officials believe business users rather than homeowners may be responsible for much of the increased City Manager Jorge Carrasco See Page 12A Commissioners work out lease By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer At a price of 65 cents per square the county is offering the Central Appraisal District square feet of office space in the new County Auditor Bate Bond told county commissioners in Thursdays meeting that the price included the construction but not janitorial or parking Utilities could be billed each month to the appraisal with its share of the bill based on the per centage of the buildings square footage being An alternative would be utilities figured as an additional cents per square the auditor He based that figure on the percentage of space the appraisal district would occupy multiplied by the estimated per month utility Parking space would also be a monthly based on per month per covered parking space for four See Page 12A Inside Todays Weather Todays forecast is identical to yesterdays sunny and hot with winds up to 10 mob out of the Temperatures may reach the upper90s and drop to the mid70s North Prevails A smalltown boy made a bigtime catch as the North defeated the South in the Texas High School Coaches Association allstar football game Thursday in Page
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