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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 21, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels HO New Bfaunfels Herald Publishing 707 Landa New Zeituno Texas 78130 USPS 377800 Tuesday July 25 Cents One 10 Pages Stammtisch its that time Time for the hoopla of another presidential In the midst of the mediocrity and various and assorted vaguely uninteresting one woman from Colorado has entered the scene with the shin ing light of common Patricia Schroeder D Colorado hasnt officially announc ed her candidacy by all indica she This is a woman of Immense She stands for fiscal arms reduction and international This is a woman who knows that the best way to pre vent war is not through countries aiming weapons at each but through attempting to break down the barriers of communications and working toward common goals such as living in peace without the fear of nuclear Anyone interested can drop Schroeder a line at 2000 Gaylord in You could help her decide what to do with her future by either urging her to run or maybe telling Uie woman to keep her halrbrained ideas to Juan De Dios the eight year old boy who was one of two kidlcts struck by a car July 17 on San Antonio needs you Juans family doesnt have a lot of money and the boy is banged up pretty He is admitted to Santa Rosa Childrens Hospital intensive care unit and is in serious The Juan De Dios Mendoza Fund is at First Federal Savings and Loan Association and any spare change would be apreciated Jusi got this bit of information in the There will be a slight change in the program for the New Braunfels Area Button Clubs Wednesday The meeting Die Eden Apartments on Lake View Drive will be the same as usual The l w time is the same and the Mother Goose Rhymes on will be changed only a heres the Mr Bill Odom ol San Antonio will not lead the Mrs Kifidoo of Canyon Lake will discuss the children storybook but Each member of the club is asked to add to the subject their favorite storybook either by br inging old pictures or dolls to show and tell Television has brought new characters for children of this generation but the revival of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is renewing an interest in fairy The animated cartoons on Saturday morning television use many of the stories found in The Tales of Mother Goose of the pictures are very dif ferent Visitors are welcomed at the meetings of the Button Club although Kiddoo said they do not always join the they seem to enjoy the novelty of the Jean Kerlick called this morning to say that her Buster killed a threefoot long rat tle snake in the couples back yard just The Kerlicks by the was found at 264 Kerlick had about three rat Kerlick said it looked like there might have been more rattlers that were cut 1 think everybody ought to be warned that theyre coming Kerlick She added that she hates every kind of Harold dogs cm mil 15 3 5 Man found here youth still missing Drowning victim is found near Loop 337 bridge as area outfitters reiterate rivers danger By DAVIOMAY and SARAH DUKE Staff Writers The eighth drowning this year on the raging Guadalupe River in Comal County happened Sunday afternoon just below the Gruene Road crossing when a large inner tube carrying four persons overturned in the churning waters Searchers found the body of Stewart 20 of San Angelo at today about 200 yards downstream of the Loop 337 Dennis Williams and Rodney Bartels of the New Braunfels Fire Department found the body in the middle of the river channel in about 10 to 12 feet of water The men investigated after spotting the mans tennis shoes The body was face down at the bottom of the river Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger pronounced the body dead at the A woman who was a friend of the Lwald family identified the Family members from San Angelo were at the site when the body was recovered from the See Page 2 Tube mishap occurred here Body ot Stewart Ewald found in river downstream Photo by Deryl Clark of FM Officials say it could take several days to locate the body of a 17yearold hero missing since Saturday Texas AP Fatigued searchers pleaded for more volunteers today in what could be a futile hunt for the only teenager still missing after a rainswollen river engulfed a church bus and The Texas Department of Public Safety asked farmers and ranchers along the Guadalupe River to search its banks today for John Bankston Nine other youths died Friday when the from the Seagoville Road Baptist Church were swept away in the rivers worst flooding in 55 But its possible that Bankston may never be said Bill Robinson of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in Youve got many drifts and gravel changes like over on the road where the bus went That gravel was pro bably 18 to 20 feet deep where they cleared said You get the same thing down here every time the river makes a bend it deposits gravel in the It washes the banks out and if one of them bodies were to wash up under a then water kept washing it would cave it off in Of we hope and pray thats not the but it possibly could hap About 50 National Guardsmen and 100 state and area law enforcement officials and volunteers used helicopters and rubber rafts Monday in the search along 18 miles of the river before stopping about We wont stop until after weve done everthing humanly said Charles DPS area super From what weve looked at were looking at least to the weekend before we can complete our entire search to Seale The DPS requested volunteers to report to the Kendall County Building in Comfort at 7 today to aid in the search for the said spokesman Mike Were going to break our groups into smaller numbers so that we can have more groups covering a larger but we will still concentrate the majority of our personnel between the 110 bridge and said DPS trooper Mark The search for Bankston has been the most said A lot of us are getting We really said who has been coordinating the More than See Page 2 And the cycle goes on Bv DAVin AXAV By DAVID MAY Staff Writer The last several days have been rather grim ones for Saltier resident Frank Old Man River an acknowledged river Smith has taken part in two separate searches of the Guadalupe River for drowning victims over the past three The onetime river outfitter navigated the raging river between Comfort and Sisterdale Saturday and Sunday looking for eight people missing following Fridays tragic bus accident in that The acci dent claimed 10 One of the a 17yearold Dallas was still missing this morning and Smith left at dawn to go back to the Comfort area and aid in that Tired and in need of Smith came home late Sunday and learned of the accident on the river just below Gruene Road crossing that afternoon that claimed the life of Stewart of San Angelo On Smith was back on the river helping fellow members of the Comal County Civil Defense Rescue Club in that 1 was tired and I told them Comfort searchers that Id be back Tuesday if they needed hut when 1 heard about this 1 said this is my home and I can searcn Smith said Smith received a call late Monday evening shortly after returning home asking him toreturn to Comfort as efforts continue there to find the last re maining On Smith was responsible for finding one of the Comfort Mike of Dallas He was described as the best friend of John the victim still Smiths wife Juanita accompanied him to Comfort where she helped Salvation Army and Red Cross volunteers dispense food and water to National Guardsmen ana other Its not a pretty sight to walk up on a but I do it out ot care for Smith said See OLD Page 2 Roc center rising CISD kids writing above state a verage on TEAMS New trusses pojm ip the old rppf pf the Unda Parts Beereitipfl which gytteJ by on Christmas The pJ4 rppf list wef fc tp ty replied py new pne this Senertl pgnttislpr while Soyth Star qonstryetipn is a1 ping the dempJJJioji iind new By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Comal ISO students are scoring higher than the state averages in the Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills according to Curriculum Director Carol In a review of local TEAMS test scores during a CISD board of trustees meeting Hall said district students have demonstrated improved performances in almost every In looking at the San Antonio of 16 school districts in writing we scored better than 14 of those In we scored better than 14 of those she Of the school districts in the San Antonio area scoring better than Comal ISO were Judson and CISD ranked ninth in the mathematics portion of the test in comparison with the San Antonio the curriculum director Hall said the tests have helped teachers identify exactly which areas of study need In all except fifth grade reading scores and seventh grade writing CISD students scored better than the state Local students scored the same as the state average on fifth grade reading tests and seventh grade Hall pointed out that CISD nth grade students scored 13 points higher than the state level in reading and 20 points above the state level in The high school juniors scored three points the state level in In most grade students spored closer to the state level in mathematics than in the reading and writing All students odonymbiered grades are required to tate lite TgAMS test and students must pass test before may gradate from high Hail said the did not prevent any high school Wudmts from We had high school WKfetts who did Aoi fewt it Was not ojf this she The New Braunfels ISO unveiled TEAMS test results for that district earlier during the Anita NBISD secondary cur riculum said there were no New Braunfels High School students prevented from graduating because of the NBISD students scored higher than the average state scores in all areas of the In most the NBISD TEAMS scores improved over last although both the fifth grade students and ninth grade students reading scores Hall said that next after the test has been used forthree it will help to determine how individual classes are improving or declining in Also during the meeting CISD trustees approved hiring Car roll Truitt Welch as the new principal of the Mountain Valley Welch will replace Fred Mclntyre who will become the director of CISDs alter native CISD Superintendent Bill Brown said he hopes to see improvements in the alternative school this We hope we can do something for the kids rather than just boot them out of he adding that the name of the school might be changed to the transitional school to give it a more positive Welch will be principal of both the middle school and the elementary school in Since Welch has been assistant superintendent of instruction at Clint He has been principal at two elementary schools in Also during Mondays the trustees approved payment of to LawsonAvUa Construe tion for construction of the Smithson Valley High Trustees approved paynjgnj to Cahaba work at the new The trusses did payment of tfi Chessey architects fojwork Bids were approved i ojr br contracts for the coming of for
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