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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 1, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas M053 269 TEXAS AMERICAN MICROFILM ATT PETE SINCLAIR BOX 45436 TX 75245 State Holiday death toll increases See below Comal cfs down 10 cfs down Canyon outflow cfs same Edwards up Canyon Lake up Nation Farm credit system in trouble See Page 10A I New Braunfels sea page 12A New Braunfels New Texas 233 Sunday December 50 Cents 88 Sections Texans buckle up over seat belt law From stall and wira raaorls The time has come to stop saying grace over the seat belt law and buckle Today marks the first day the mandatory seat belt law will be The new law originally went into effect It requires anyone at Jeast 15 years old who is riding in the front seat of a passenger car or truck to wear seat Children under four must be secured in a safety Local law enforcement officers said they have been observing the threemonth grace period before enforcing the They have been issuing warnings instead of citations for violators of the new But beginning to violators may be fined from to We have been issuing warnings to people involved in accidents while not wearing ac said Patrol John Wommack of the New Braunfels Police He added that the department will start issuing citations John of the Texas Department of Public said more people in this area are wearing seat belts than before the law was He added that DPS officers will not stop drivers for violating the new law unless they actually see them not wearing seat He said it hard to tell while driving on the roads whether someone is wearing their seat Unless we observe the violation or we have good reason to believe a driver is not wearing were not going to issue Holder By good reason I mean if we go to the scene of an accident and someone has gone through the we have a pretty goqd idea that they werent wearing their seat Reaction to the new law has been the officers We believe its a good Wommack Weve found that of the people involved in 50 to 60 percent have been wearing seat more than it has The number of frontseat passengers killed on Texas highways dropped by a third during the first month the states new mandatory seat beltuse law was in figures In 136 people sitting in the front seats of cars and light trucks died on Texas DPS preliminary figures That is 33 percent fewer than in the same month last when 202 frontseat passengers died in The latest fatality figures were good news to those who supported the controversial new This just proves what weve been saying all along Seat belts in save Mark White said Thats said Austin political con sultant George who lobbied on behalf of the automobile industry for adop tion of the seatbelt Vandals damage NBHS LILLIAN THOMAS Stall writer Vandals caused in damage to New Braunfels High School during the Thanksgiving Police said the breakin occurred Wednesday night or Thursday morn Vandals also took some money and clothing from the police JHincipal Chuck Efigler estimated in replace ment and cleanup said New Braunfels Police Officer Robert Police believe more than one per son was involved in the breakin that messed up 14 rooms and damaged typewriters and potted They messed up more than they John the high school It looked as though whoever did it came in through the auto mechanic garage by breaking the then went over the fence and broke into the ROTC classroom and stole some boots and fatigue uniforms from the ROTC sup ply They also broke into the office the counselors prin cipals office and the faculty Turman Thats when they got a hold of the See Page 16A Inside CLASSIFIED 915B COMICS 7B CROSSWORD 7A DEAR ABBY SB DEATHS 2A HOROSCOPE 7B OPINIONS 4A SCRAP BOOK 2B SPORTS 1214A WEATHER Cheer Fund 2A The Christmas Cheer Fund will try to feed 200 families this As of Friday the balance stood at up from The was donated by Eddie and Verna Wright of 1345 Poppy Lane and Jane and Daniel Zucha of Deer Texas for each of their Tana and All Cheer Fund donations are tax deductible and may be brought to the offices at 186 Contributions may be in the form of money or nonperishable food Tree of Lights Threeandahalf year old Jennifer Bulgerin and her mother Patricia examine the Hospices native tree outside Divines Food and Drug in the Jennifer and LESLIE her mother turned on the tree during Saturdays kickoff ceremony for Hospice New Braunfels Tree of See Man hit by car A 51yearold man was listed in stable condition at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio Saturday night after being struck by an automobile Friday night at the In terstate 35 access road and West End Juan Casarez was taken to McKen na Memorial Hospital at Friday and then transferred to Methodist Hospital at about 3 hospital officials Emergency medical services of ficials said the man apparently was walking in the intersection when he was struck by an Casarez received serious head and neck injuries in the McKenna officials said they were not able to determine the mans ad dress but thought he was probably from New The identifica tion Casarez was carrying with him was not current and did not contain an hospital officials They added that it took some time to find the mans Casarez was transferred to the San Antonio for neurological Motorcycle accident A Bulverde man was taken to Humana Community Hospital in San Antonio Saturday afternoon after he lost control of his motorcycle and went off Doe Drive in Bulverde Bobby was treated and released from the hospital after his motorcycle flipped over when it went off the He received injuries to his Those who want to but who cannot come to the call 6259144 to arrange to have the dona tion picked Out in space Atlantis shuttle astronauts practice construction BUT I THOUGHT LVQU OJERE BRINGING THE CHESTNUTS 24 shopping days to Christmas Plaza Lights Up The annual Christmas tree lighting on Main Plaza begins at Monday with carols sung by Lone Star kindergarten and first followed by the New Braunfels Mid dle School Santa Claus also will appear at the ceremonies and will be ushered in with the Canyon Middle School Band and a fire truck Todays Weather Today will be windy and cold with a high in the upper 40s to low North winds will be 15 to 25 raph and There is a possibility of a light frost tonight as temperatures drop to the raid SPACE Houston AP The astronautconstruction workers aboard the space shuttle Atlantis rested their sore hands Saturday and got ready for another building pro ject while their Mexican crew member spoke with his countrys Guest astronaut Rodolfo Neri of the first of his nation to fly in received a phone call and warm greetings from Mexican President Miguel de la We are very proud of the way in which you are performing this historic said de la speaking in Neri told his leader he had had the opportunity to view all of his country from The astronaut took photographs of Mexico on Saturday using infrared and color The in frared film may help to detect hot spots of potential volcanic Mission Commander Brewster Shaw started the presidential call by giving a greeting to de la Madrid in Shaw then returned to Atlantis controls to continue testing a new auto pilot system that is designed to hold the shuttle beside a satellite or a space He said it worked bet ter than the shuttle auto pilot used Before the experts on the ground praised the work of spacewalkers Sherwood Spring and Jerry who spent 5 32 minutes Friday building and taking apart a 45foot tower or heum and a 12foot pyramid out of snaptogither metal struts in Atlantis open cargo Spring and Ross said the work in side their heavy spaccsuits left their hands sore and hey were glad for Saturdays day of rest before the next space walk on They also used the time to recharge the batteries in their space suits for todays scheduled to begin at CST and last about six And the others on the sevenmember crew performed ex took photographs and tun ed up Atlantis space NASA engineers and scientists said Fridays demonstration proved that astronauts are able to build large structures rapidly in despite the lack of gravity and the extremes of vacuum and Massachusett Institute of Technology scientist David Akin said experts expected astronauts would quickly adapt to doing con struction in weightlessness and become a creature of zero NASA plans to build a permanent space station in the 1990s and the Atlantis construction demonstrations See Page 16A At least 15 persons die on Texas roads THE mtCIATEt PRESS With only one day left in the Thanksgiving four more people were added to the list of those Who have died on Texas pushing the unofficial death count to 15 on Early Saturday morning a 28year old University of Texas student was killed the car he was riding in went out of control on wet Highway south of Mansfield Dam in The victim of the acci dent was identifed as Camille Zogheib of Department of Public Safety officials two pedestrians were struck by cars and San Antonio police said 45yearold Jose Gomez was killed around mid night Friday when he was hit by a car while walking along Southwest Military About 3 an uniden tified Mexican national was hit by a car and killed while he changed a tire on the shoulder of Highway 183 in north police Police said driving conditions were foggy at the time of the An Alamo man was killed Friday in the South Texas community after his motorcycle was hit by a mail officials Witnesses said the accident occurred when a man identified as George Murray tried to make a sharp turn into a mobile home He was pronounced dead at the Also on a 6yearold girl died near Fort Hood in Central Texas when she stepped out onto Highway police Kristi McVey of Copperas Cove was pro nounced dead shortly after the 11 At least 10 other people have been including four Denton residents traveling in the same car who were killed Thanksgiving The unofficial traffic fatality count is being conducted by the Associated It began 6 Wednesday and ends at midnight
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