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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 1, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Texas Hitoh wom ciojf 45436 Braunfels Ntw Texas i SUNDAY August Wctiitt 150 112 Sections USPS377MO On the trail Meier rap Democrats at GOP fundraiser ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Republican candidates are taking a hard line against government As far theyre thats the central issue for the November The emphasis is strongest at the federal Congressman Jim running for Democrat Lloyd Bentsens Senate berated Bentsens spending record at a party fundraiser in Comal County Friday Bentsen took his seat in after beating veteran Senator Ralph Yarborough in the Democratic Within his own hes known as a But Collins said Bentsen has outspent Yarborough three to one during his time in Out of 145 spending bills between 1970 and he voted no only two said the Dallasarea thats a liberal Congress spending and its refusal to balance the federal are the chief factors behind inflation and high interest Collins Interest in dampen business and industry all over the You cant build you cant build fac You cant sell You cant operate a Collins told the guests assembled in Howard and Marian Bensons back yard at 12 Cedar Other guests of honor at the Jumping Jellybean Fundraiser were State Senator Bill Meier of Fort who opposes Democrat Jim Mattox for attorney general and Texas House candidate Edmund Kuempel of Alicia wife of Dallas Cowboy coach Tom represented Mike Richards campaign for State Coach Landry is chairman for that Representative Tom Loeffler didnt make the but sent a token of his esteem a pair of his own worn boots to be sold at the fundraising as surprised everyone with See Page 12A French bus accident kills 44 children France AP Fortyfour children and nine adults were killed in a fiery highway catastrophe Saturday when a pair of camp buses racing on a rainslick highway crashed into a string of The pileup was Frances worst road All of the children who perished were aboard one of the two buses bound for a summer camp in the bus also were It occurred at a notoriously crowded highway interchange as millions of Europeans began their annual vacation Dijon public prosecutor Bernard Gauthier said the investigation was still at a preliminary stage and it is impossible to say yet if anyone will be charged He and an investigating magistrate questioned the surviving bus witnesses and the The newspaper FranceSoir quoted witnesses as saying the bus drivers were racing each other at 7580 miles an flashing their in the A relative of seven of the dead children said the drivers among angry they were 45 minutes late and arguing over their loads before the buses left a little town north of The children were aboard two buses traveling in convoy from CrepyenValois to a threeweek summer camp in the French A heroic counselor hustled 14 children to safety out the back door of one burning Smoke blocked rescuers from saving 44 other two drivers and two counselors trapped in the The vehicles front door had been jammed shut in the The second camp bus was carrying 48 three counselors and two All escaped That bus also burst into flames after being sandwiched between two other Five adults were killed and four injured in the seven cars involved in the chainreaction The dead were in two The figures were given by Civil ministrator Vachet at the regional government headquarters in not far from the crash site some 200 miles south of The local highway police Buffet said the buses speedometers had been destroyed so their exact speed would never be He said it was difficult to tell whether they had been driving at speeds of 7580 mph as witnesses told But he said evidence indicated they were traveling between 60 and 75 The speed limit for buses is 55 compared to 80 mph for private All of the 62 surviving children had arrived Saturday evening in buses at their summer camp at Aussois in the French Many ate their supper in Some were in Many stunned parents were making arrangements for their children to leave and return The victims bodies were being flown to Creil Air Base north of Paris and were to be placed Sunday in a hall in CrepyenValois pending a mass funeral Tuesday Officials told the griefstricken families that most of the bodies were too badly burned to be Jellybean smiles State GOP candidates and local Republicans got together for some speeches and fundraising Friday Senate candidate Jim Collins chats with hostess Marian Sharon Photos by Frances Bridges Phair displays Congressman Tom Loefflers con tribution to the State represen tative candidate Edmund Kuempel acted as auc Hospital expansion set to begin Friday By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Fridays the big day for hospital Thats the of ficial groundbreaking date for McKenna Memorials Tom hospital ad ministrator said that the groundbreaking for the proposed threestory expansion will start at Friday on the south lawn of the hospital The public is New construction of the local health facility has been in the planning stages for more than two Jt did not become a until last month when I in revenue bonds were sold to finance the new con McNeal The hospitals board of direc tors last week awarded a 20 month construction contract to Clearwater of Austin to build the new three story addition and to make renovations in the old Jason Frye Architects of Houston are the hospitals Presently an 86bed the new construction will add an additional 30 four new operating room a com prehensive obstetrical depart a central sterilizing department and coronary care in addition to other modern nursing McNeal Teacher back from Colombia Seventeen including Canyon Middle School teacher Jean left behind friends and a blistering Texas summer to spend six weeks learning firsthand about the South American country of Theyre back home working on ways to put their experiences to good use in social studies Project director Jerry Thomas says the 17 travelers will produce a multimedia presentation that Texas teachers can rent or borrow for use in their He hopes theyll also share their knowledge with the Lions Kiwanis and other civic We also hope for several articles to be said an associate professor of education at Southwest Texas State The project was funded by a Fulbright Hays Why should the public be interested in a country oneeighth the size of the United States Colombia is probably our best friend in Latin Thomas Not many Americans know I didnt before I went down A long history of close ties was he See Page 12A Work program Youngsters looking for odd jobs Inside OPINIONS 4A IDA DEARABBY 28 PUBLIC 3A 2A If you want to keep kids off the you have to give them something to Right The Comal County Juvenile Work Program has a force of youngsters ready and willing to do ail manner of odd The trouble there arent enough jobs to go Maybe the people of New Braunfels just arent Program coordinator Sandy Ahrens figures theres plenty of work these teenagers could do mowing cutting washing cars and She wants prospective em ployers to call 6292992 and let her Know whats out I think a lot of people think of a that would be and then they forget about Ahrens The work program was launched two weeks Its sponsored by the Juvenile Probation but Ahrens said its open to any kids in the community between the ages of 12 and Weve got 11 on the roster Considering were only getting one or two jobs per its not Ahrens The few jobs that have come in have worked out real she Most have involved some kind of yard but one local restaurant called for some emergency One of the older workers now has a on See Page 124 Hinman Island plan beats state deadline By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer A grant application for in matching state funds to redevelop Hinman Island Park was written in three weeks to beat an I but it may take months before its The application is now in the hands of the Texas Parks and Wildlife which has funds available for recreational Court the city administrative aide who put the application hand delivered it to Suzanne Brown at the departments Austin headquarters We may not hear from them until he but I think well get They asked us a lot of questions but they seemed Brown is a key link in the ap proval but the grant must be okayed by the full Parks and Wildlife which meets only Thielemann City Council authorized com mitment of local funds at its July 26 including help from civic groups Gifts of from the Wurstfest from the New Braunfels Rotary Club and from the Noon Lions Club will help pay for the citys share of the ;