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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 14, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Mailbag New Braunfels Herald Zeitung P.O. Box 361 New Braunfels, Texas 78131 o • • Hwrald-Ztitung pinions Dave Kraemer, General Manager Robert Jobosoa, Editor MailbagReader-Humane Society has problems Dear Editor: I believe it is time the Humane Society of New Braunfels owns up to the real problems about keeping shelter managers. Having observed some of the Society’s meetings, I am appalled at the petty bickering and internal power politics so blatantly visible among the members. Olen Elliott was a capable manager who brought more favorable publicity to the Shelter work. He was creative and made every effort to run a professional shelter. He does not deserve the shabby treatment he’s receiving by the board of directors. Perhaps their egos cannot handle the favorable public relations image he projected, especially since they seem to have established a high turnover for shelter managers. I would urge anyone in this community to take a hard look at how the Humane Society board actually works or not before giving them any more support — money, supplies, volunteers, etc. In my opinion, the real problem is the power struggle among the board of directors and has been for years. How much longer do they think they can hide the truth and refuse to themselves accept the blame for the Shelter’s problems.? In view- of my past obervations, I plan to contact the Internal Revenue Service in Austin and inquire about an audit of the board’s finances. Too, there are other state regulatory agencies which might need to take a look at the board of directors and how they function.Julie A. Trezona Local gas prices run too high Dear Editor: I’m sitting here having my morning coffee and hearing, on the radio, that gasoline prices are now the lowest that they’ve been in a long time (.98). A few weeks ago our local stations were advertising “regular” gasoline at .97 per gallon. Since then, they’ve raised the prices to $1.04 on regular. Is this a case of “to hell with our residents” and “hail” to tourism?! Tourists buy elsewhere anyway, cause local prices are too high!! Al VaicuriasStudent—Tuition hikes outrageous To the Editor: The Texas Legislature is currently considering a bill which would increase tuition at state universities over the next four years. The cost would jump from four dollars per semester hour to twenty dollars. Many students won’t be able to afford this kind of increase. All the students I have spoken with agree that an increase is necessary’, but such an outrageous increase is unacceptable. The bill will also increase the nonresident tuition from 40 dollars an hour to 180. This means that many foreign students will no longer come to Texas to go to school. Lt. Governor Hobby claims that these nonresidents are freeloading on Texas. I disagree. If we want our Texas universities to be as good as any other schools in the nation, or the world, we should encourage students from other states and countries to attend college in Texas. These students bring ideas and opinions from around the world to our campuses. By talking with these students we learn a lot about their countries that newspapers and books just don’t teach. And these foreign students learn from us. Many will return to their countries to work for American companies. Many others will return to teach their countrymen about Democracy and American ideas. On April 2, I marched with 2000 other students to the state capitol to show the legislature how we feel. Judging from the reception we received, I don’t think we made our point. I was personally told by Eddie Klein “I don’t have to take this crap, we’ve been hearing this for weeks.” Mr. Klein is the aide to Senator Traeger, who, by the way, is in favor of the tuition increase. The students here in Austin aren’t enough to change the senate’s mind. We need all the support we can get from our hometowns. If you hasve kids in a state university, or you attend a university, or you plan to attend a state school after graduating from high school, I urge you, write a letter to your representative. Tell them that you’ll accept a reasonable increase, but the current bill is unacceptable. Or even better, if you can get to Austin, visit your represenative and tell him how you feel in person. This issue is important and will eventually affect everyone in Texas in one way or another. We stand to lose a lot. Nicholas Parma, Sophomore, University of Texas at AustinBullock defends his accountability Dear Editor: In your March 24 edition, reporter Lillian Thomas quoted Southwest Texas State University Katherine Lowery as saying that my report on higher education was a “distortion.” I find this particularly troubling because Ms. Lowery is also quoted as saying that she is “acutely aware of the need for accountability.” All my report says is that the legislature should be aware of these college local funds, $1.8 billion last year alone. It’s true that many schools publish complete annual reports on their local funds but they are not included rn the appropriations process. I just want to make sure that the legislature has all the tools it needs to distinguish between lean and malnourished. Sincerely, Bob Bullock Comptroller of Public Accounts av* *u,. Your representatives Sen. Phil Gramm United States Senate Washington D.C., 20510 Gov. Mark White Governor's Office Room 200 State Capitol Austin, Texas 78701 Sen. John Traeger Texas Senate Capitol Station Austin, Texas, 78711 Sen. Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate Room 240 Russell Bldg Washington, D.C. 20510 Rep. Tom Loeffler U.S. House of Representatives 1212 Longworth House Office Bldg Washington, D.C. 20515 Rep. Mac Sweeney (Guadalupe County) U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C., 20515 Rep. Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives P.O. Box 2910 Austin, Texas 78769 NEPHEW, I UNDERSTAND YOU AND CURTIS THATS APE LEAVING FOR IHE    RIGHT. I STATES IN IHF- MORN- FT. LAUDING.. I ERPALB. WHATSIT 4-13 NOTHING TO MG, ZON NBR OUT DRENNER HERB HAG SOMETHING TO SAVIO YOU BEFORE YOU GO. ISN’T THAT RJ6HT, BRENNER* Va >—- \ I SURE DO, MAN TRUANT JU APOLOGIZE FOR All THE PRESSURE J PUT ON YOU. I HAS (NAY OUT OF UNG, MAN, AND I'M REALLY SORRY.    fflp? AND* AND I WAS WONDERING IE I COLIO TAPE A SMALL , PACKAGE TO YOU / ITV BE A LOVELY GESTURE. TO SHOUT THERE'RE NOHARP FEELINGS.,, ii Remember when 10 years ago Leroy Goodson. John Geistweidt and Mrs. Beraerd < Esther» Boa met won the contested school district races Saturday. In Comal ISD. Goodson outpolled Mrs. Kenneth (Betty) Triesch by 441 to 250 votes. In New Braunfels ISD, Geistweidt defeated John Powell and Donald Crisp, while Boamet defeated Louis Frank and Robert Colson A request from city fathers for an additional $123,000 from New Braunfels Utilities in lieu of taxes could cut into the company’s capital expenditure budget, it was revealed last week. Added to the funds already paid by the Utilities, the request could raise the payment to more than $380,000 annually. The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Outdoor Recreation has approved a $40,400 grant to the City of New Braunfels for development of Prince Solms Park adjacent to Clemens Dam Wurstfest Association has contributed $50,000 to the city as its local share of the development. CAPTION: “Toppled Giant” — A grain bin under construction at the Dittlinger Mill on {.anda Street and landa Park Drive was a casualty of the early Tuesday morning winds this week which were clocked at 55 miles per hour, and unofficially at up to 70 miles per hour. To fulfill requirements for the county’s staying in the Federal Flood Insurance Program, commissioners Monday hired a county engineer He is Dwight Horton, a registered engineer, who will work with the county road and sanitation departments as well as the flood insurance program on a two-day-a-week basis 25 years ago A record turnout of more than 2,800 voters Saturday rejected the proposed $2,470,000 school bond Issue by 308 votes, but elected two staunch supporters of the issue to the school board by an overwhelming majority. Voters elected incumbent Dr. LeRoy Schleicher and Dr. R.C. Schumann, who polled 1,729 and 1,292 votes, respectively. Write-in candidate Leo Proake polled a strong 730 votes. “Immediate action” in bringing about the consolidation of city and rural schools in ’Comal County was “urgently requested” in three identical lettersmailed Wednesday night to the three school boards of the county by the Chamber of Com merce An ordinance permitting the United Gas Corp. to institute special reduced summer rates for gas air conditioning was placed on first reading by City Commission Monday. Booker T. Washington Elementary School will be closed this September and its 62 students assigned to schools in the vicinity of their homes. it was decided unanimously by the New Braunfels ISD at a special meeting Monday night. The move is an economic one, and is expected to save the district over $27,000 next year. It was pointed out that the facilities are in poor condition. 50 years ago Emphatically declaring themselves against a $100,000 bond issue with which to purchase I.anda Park, approximately 150 New Braunfels citizens refused in a public mass meeting held Monday night to accept an offer by the Trinity Universal Insurance Company to sell at that figure. The meeting was called by the President’* Club, with George Nowotay presiding. Dr. M.C. Hafter was elected to the Board of Trustees of the New Braunfels ISO, together with Mrs. ELP. Stein and Dr. E.G. Bielsteia, incumbent members up for re-election, at a city school election held Saturday. Dr. AJ. Hhunaa and Herbert Katt, whose names were also On the ballot, were defeated. (The vote totals: Mrs. Stein, 524; Bielstein, SOS; Kegler, 501; Hillman, 227; Katt, 223). Teachers in the city school system were re-elected for the year 1935-36 with an average raise in salary of 9 percent at a meeting of the Beard of Trustees of toe New Braunfels ISD bald this polk. The raise was not uniform, varying from 3 to 15 percent in individual instances. The average annual salary for elementary school teachers under the new scale is $976. The average for high school teachers is $1,380. The raises do not quite equal the IO percent cut made two years ago. An issuance of $25,000 worth of Comal County Road and Bridge Warrants with which to purchase rights-of-way for Highways No. 46 and 66 will be authorized by Commissioners Court at its next meeting on May 13, according to an order passed by the court at a meeting held Monday. The Girl Scout Troop Committee, which meets regularly the firs! Tuesday of every month, elected Mrs. Fred Oheim permanent chairman; Mrs. Rennie Wright as awards chairman. According to the local relief organization, a project to repair the Guadalupe River scenic drive will not be submitted at present, awaiting passage of the Congressional relief hill, which is expected to provide furnishing truckage for the project. ;