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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 5, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Beau nf els Stammtisch 129 Zeituno Four 46 Pages Sunday 50 Cents we were In the record business and didnt even know The record rainfall that soaked New Braunfels and everyplace for miles around during May and early June pushed the Edwards Aquifer level above the old record of feet above mean sea On June the Edwards level measured in at a new all time high of AMSL at the Bexar County The average June water level from 1932 through 1984 is When you compare the average June with the June we just finished last youll discover that the aquifer level is 34 feet above Knowing that is enough to make you want to want to celebrate by hopping into a flowing Hey all you dogooders out Bet you get the feeling no body even notices every tiling you do to try to be a nice guy or an all right kind of person in the Comal County Chapter of the American Red Cross will host an Annual Awards Banquet for the volunteers in Comal The banquet will be held at the Firs Baptist Church July 16 starting at somebody noticed all your hard Now all you have to do is pick up a ticket for a mere at Rhoades Interiors Harold got a letter from Ida one of the nice ladies who works real hard over at the Senior Citizens She has some nice things to say about Central Appraisal one of everybodys favorite punching Her letter Id like to put in a good word for Chief Appraiser Richard Rhodes and his At Home Care for Senior we depend on volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors Monday through Most volunteers tire retired people with free but each member of the Appraisal District Staff i including the chief and his assistant gives up a lunch hour every mouth to per form this labor of love and we appreciate it for your and we bet it makes some folks happy over at the Five exchange studentfrom Germany will be in town during the next weeks and they are in for a genuine New Braunfels Members of the Chamber of Commerce Executive the Wurstfest Executive the Chamber Partnership Com mittee in other the Whos Who of the big NBi and assorted other special guesLs are invited to an informal reception to honor the The sponsored by the Chambers Partnership will be in the Cham bers Honors Hall from to All those special guests you know who you are are asked to call the Chamber office by Monday to let those folks know if youre going to show Just a The HetaUi Zetiungs offices at 707 will be closed Monday to give our hard working and hardly working staff a We will reopen for business at The heat is And its here to Today will be windy and hot and thats the forecast for the Highs today will be in the mid but it just might hit that 100 degree Winds will be 15 to 20 mph and Tonight will be one of those famous hot summer nights with a low dipping only as far as the upper Monday just like Monday will be mostly But the day will sunny and clear by The high Monday will reach the mid Thf BUSINESS 910A 71 IB 7A DEAR ABB Y 78 17B OPINIONS 4A SPOUTS 1 i a i 0 i i a i a i n q a n CJ a a a Fantastic Fourth Kaboom Private donations made it possible for New Braunfels to have a fireworks show this Independence The show was visible for miles as a packed Landa Park saw big time pyrotechnics light up the summer Jim Johnson and his 32key Book Organ above and Fred Fey and his Military Band Organ below helped celebrate the Fourth of July in Landa Park Saturday The machine was used in roller rinks and dancehalls circa early Photos by Deryl Clark Comal County law enforcement was kept By nightfall no deaths had been though a New Braunfels police officer had been People missing on the Guadalupe River were but all in all it was One heck of a day Compiled from Staff Reports A Comal County Sheriffs summed it all up by We are having one heck of a New Braunfels policemen were searching the city for a man suspected of assaulting an officer shortly after 10 Police spokesmen were unable to release details of the incident late Saturday but said simply that Officer Jeff Jamison was assaulted in Landa He was treated for injuries at McKenna Memorial The reason for the reportedly by one was As of officers were trying to find a car matching the description of the The officer involved in the incident reported that he thought he could identify his Scores of holiday despite weeks of warnings concerning dangerous conditions along the Guadalupe kept county emergency personnel moving with river rescues and feared At one time Saturday authorities where looking for four persons who were missing in the Guadalupe By 9 all persons had been Slumber Falls Saturday was the scene of numerous reports of tubes and rafts turned over with people left clutching branches awaiting rescue from the swiftly moving currents of the Guadalupe After a relatively quiet Comal County sheriffs office began receiving reports of river accidents around The first occurred at the third crossing on River Road when it was reported that a person had gotten stuck under the bridge there and was screaming for help and was quickly Then one report after another started corning in about people their rafts clinging or stuck to Such reports were received from KL See HECK OF A Page 2A Drowning victims identity confirmed A body found in the Guadalupe River was identified Saturday as that of Sean of The Travis County medical Robert had to use dental records to make positive identification cf the body found in the Guadalupe River Wednesday north of Canyon Lannon was reported missing Sunday and presumed dead when he could not be located that The search continued through Wed nesday when canoeists discovered the body near the Rebecca Creek some six and one half miles downstream of where the man was last Lannon was tubing with friends near Spring Branch June 28 when he missed the pickup point near He is the sixth person to drown in the Guadalupe River in the Coma County area since drowned upstream of Canyon an area considered safer than the downstream area because flows not as Wed the day Lannons body was upstream flows were at cubic feet per second while cfs were being released from Canyon The Army Corps of Engineers is warning that the river below the dam is GJastron forecasting bright future after Jacobs buyout By DANA OVERSTREET Staff Writer president Keith Orme said if Genmar In didnt share his business he wouldnt be talking about becoming a Genmar Orme and Genmar chairman Irwin Jacobs have entered into an agreement for Genmar to purchase the assets of a 30yearold recreational boat manufacturing Orme expects the sale barring any unforeseen circumstances and with government approval to be final within 45 to 60 While we have enjoyed good growth and outstanding im provement in our operations over the past two I think the future is even brighter and more secure by joining Genmar because of its favorable buying power with respect to such things as engines and dealer Orme In the case of boat manufac there are some very significant particularly on A larger corporation can fare much better in obtaining liability Orme explaining that Genmar has access to volume discounts on supplies and the purchase of There are some very tangible it will ailow us to be com petively have a larger volume and grow Orme Orme said which also is the parent company of four other boat has a philosophy of letting the individual companies work He said Genmar executives acquire smaller boat companies for several Im sure its growth acquiring another company means more feet on the he Par ticularly the way he seems to do it letting each company do Us own It is my understanding that all of the current management and em ployees will be retained by Genmar after the final stated a June 30 memo from Orme to his em And that Glastron will continue to operate independently in much the same manner as we have been A news release from Jacobs states that Genmars strategy is to create a major force in the recreational power boat industry by combining the best names in the This acquisition will not only add another fine name to Genmars Larson and Lund businesses but will provide needed additional production the release In Glastrons boat trailer manufacturing facility in New Braunfels will offer Genmar new marketing opportunities most Glastron brings another experienced employee group and large dealer organization into The GlastronConroy boat factory at 3150 Interstate 35 in New Braunfels is world headquarters for the limited which has another plant in North The local plant has 280 while the North Carolina facility employs Conroy opened its trailer manufacturing plant in New Braunfels in Our headquarters were in San Antonio and I was anxious to get the operation nearer the Orme ex plaining that Conroy bought the current site when it was still far Conroy manufactured trailers to go with the Glastron but after the oil began to manufacture an economy line of boats for those who didnt want to buy the Glastron Glastron was active in Austin for 30 years and at one time was the largest employer in the capital It joined Conroy here in the early 1980s and the limited partnership was formed soon By keeping the Glastron Genmar will be gaining some of the See Page 2A Local officials unhappy over appeal courts taping ruling By DAVID MAY Staff Writtr Two local officials say prosecuting accused child molesters took a giant step backwards following a decision last week by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals that videotapes of juvenile victims used as evidence in a court of tew is District Attorney William Schroeder and Barry ehairrnjan of Coroal County Child Welfare said the decision serves only to further victimize the The court in a 63 overturned a 0ryear sentence of a man accused of sexually molesting the teenage daughter of a woman whom he had been Uying pa tjie grounds toat a videotape of the girls account as evidence was It rujed thai defendant the right to confront te or her accuser ft ttte time sts tenants are being made or taped i urofenltawJ I really said in a jnieryjiew Due to tadependance Ray md AUtao were toe only of toite wbp pojyid be localed f or J 4pntJ tepw why m IP fceep ncgnfetag the especially when they are that added the criminal saying the decision leaves in limbo future prosecution of child I dont know how many cases are washed down the Under provisions of legislation passed in 1983 under the sponsorship of Hugh taped statements from juvenile victims can be used as evidence so long as the child was available for cross Parraer has been reported as saying he would ask Bill Clements that a reworking of the bill be considered during the current special legislative There is a possibility that last weeks ruling could be overturned by a higher Until such prosecutors will be faced with thj decision of placing a juvenile on the witness stand before a judge and jury and whether or not such a confrontation might harm the child psychologically Schroeder sajd the appeals court decision would flyot affect a conviction in district court here in March against William Dale Day of Canyon Lafce OR charges aggravated sexual assault of his since Day pled guilty during jury See Page 2A
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