New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 12, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Btw Braunfels, Texas
Vol. 92 - No. 160
20 Pages - 2 Sections
FRIDAY August 12,1983 25 cents
Voters to decide City Council races
Residents of New Braunfels voting districts I and 2 will elect one council member apiece on Saturday, and each district has two candidates to choose from.
Norman Kraft and Jose Valdemar Espinoza are competing for the District I seat. Residents of this area will vote at Lone Star Elementary School, 144 Hidalgo. Patricio Hernandez will be the election judge.
In District 2, Betty Ij>u Rushing opposes Mayor Pro Tem Gerald Schaefer. District 2 votes at the First United Methodist Church, 572 San Antonio St., with Hinton Ludwig as presiding judge. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
If you’re not sure which district you live in, refer to the map in Wednesday’s HeraldZeitung or the list of streets which appeared in Thursday’s edition.
That list contained two errors. Guenther Street, which lies partly in one district and partly in another, divides at the South 600 block. From 600 on up, even-numbered houses will be in District I; and odd-numbered houses will be in District 2. All North and South addresses in the 500s or lower will be in District 2.
Also, City Hall reports that I-ou Ann Drive, in-See ELECTION, Page 12A
Lone Star Elementary School 144 North Hidalgo
First United Methodist Church 572 West San Antonio St.
Navarro High School Highway 123 at Link Road
Henry wants $10,000 from city
Resort owner also seeks end to no-parking areas
SANTIAGO. Chile (AP) — Police and soldiers machine-gunned and tear-gassed people rn their homes and clubbed marchers on the streets to smash an anti-government protest that reportedly left at least IO people dead, IOO wounded and 800 arrested It was the bloodiest repression of opponents since the military regime came to power IO years ago.
Riot squads roamed the streets of Santiago and the port city of
Valparaiso this morning, enforcing a dusk-to-dawn curfew decreed by President Gen. Augusto Pinochet to quell the fourth monthly ‘ day of national protest” organized by opposition political parties, labor leaders and students.
"He's going to fall!,” hundreds of university students shouted, running through Santiago streets after the curfew was announced at midday Thursday. Police routed them with
dogs and teargas.
Witnesses said some police hurled rocks and fired tear-gas grenades through windows of homes where people obeying the curfew banged on empty pots and pans to protest Pinochet's authoritarian rule and the poor state of the economy.
By nightfall, machine-gun bursts and the clanging pots combined in a thunderous din heard throughout this city of 4 million, where hundreds of
youths from slum districts defied the curfew. They lobbed rocks and garbage at police and erected barricades of flaming car tires soaked in gasoline
Most of the 800 arrested were street rioters
The killings and arrests marked the bloodiest violence rn the series of monthly one-day protest* begun rn
See CHILE, Page 124
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A sailboat glides along Canyon Lake m the afternoon sun. The take a ii be a p easant place to be today as the forecast is the same or broken record for Texas in August- hot The sun might disappear later however as there is a 30 percent
chance of thundershowers
Rec Center just tip of Maxwell's iceberg
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
He may be called a recreation coordinator But what Keith Maxwell does is work...to promote recreation and leisure-time activities.
He arrived in New Braunfels July 17, and has been touching base with all clubs, organizations and associations related with recreation.
Tm not finished with that project yet,” Maxwell said Wednesday. “But so far, everyone's been very cooperative, and they all want to work.”
While visions of tri-city leagues with Seguin and San Marcos dance in Maxwell’s head, he's got two basic
immediate goals. "I'm here to educate the citizens of New Braunfels on what municipal recreation is all about. Recreation doesn’t have to be a ball, bat and lights on a field It can be a domino tournament, indoor board games .
"You know, out-of-towners come into the (Lands Recreation) Center, and they’ve been exposed to municipal recreation in other places They know what it's all about, and eventually we'll get that same message across here,” he added
But Maxwell's no dummy He's also aware a lot of eyes are on the Rec Center, taken over by the city on Aug. I. "The rec center is just part of my job, but probably the most important
part right now I have the feeling that a lot of people here think the center's just for kids But I want everybody old and young - lo use it."
Parks Director Court Thie leman said osage is already up since the city’s take-over. We’ve got an average of 30 people per day using the center (excluding the instructional classes). That's roughly three-quarters of the people who come in this office, and who’d ever think of clotting us down'*"
Maxwell broke down the center's current usage like this Hours are from 1-8 pm Monday through Friday. Out of the average 30 people, half are using the weights These people are power-lifters. bodv
builders, who come here instead of driving to San Antonio
The other 15 or so play basketball — one-on-one. and solo — and get a good workout that way We have young people who come in between 1-5 p rn and play chess, Monopoly, checkers, table tennis, darts And we have a jazzercise class of between 17-25 people three nights a w eek ”
And that’s basically w hat the I anda Recreation Center has to offer right now There s even a table tennis tournament Aug 23-26. inviting those from age 12 and under to 55 and over to participate The center's interior is due for some upgrading, too, ‘ There s no insulation rn that budding’s roof now, so we’re
going to put some in. and reduce the temperature in the budding by about IO degrees.” Thie leman said We also plan some renovation to the center’s back portion, inc ludo rig a rad of rough cedar We'll also be putting in some women's showers and dressing room areas "All this can be done at minimal cost, and will improve the center’s insides tremendously,” he added Both men see the Rec Center becoming a central location for municipal recreation "It’s already started, in fact," Thieleman said. "People come in and look on the bulletin board to see who’s playing
See MAXWELL. Page IZA
Drop in food prices keeps inflation to small July increase
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wholesale prices rose a minuscule O I percent in July as the cost of food fell for the third straight month and the summer's energy price gains moderated, the government reported today.
For the first seven months of the year, wholesale prices fell at an annual rate of 0.7 percent, fueling economists’ predictions that, for the full year, inflation at the wholesale level could be the smallest in two decades Last month’s tiny gains were largely the predict of a 0.8 percent drop in food prices and a 0.2 percent gain in energy coats. Prices fall sharply for meat, a trend to continua through year's end reverse itself, for vegetables and
Natural gas and heating oil prices tumbled. Gasoline prices rose only moderately after surginng in the two previous months
Overall, wholesale prices for the year ending in July rose just 1.4 percent - the smallest 12-month gam in la years. Since July 1182, anergy prices have tumbled 4.7 percent and food prices have risen Just O I percent
Indeed, the bright price picture has been widely attributed to the long 1981-82 recession and the worldwide oil glut that drove down gasoline and fuel oil prices.
Food prices have also been falling, but this summer’s scorching hast wave has devastated much of the nation’s corn crop,
now projected to be the (town 38 percent from last year,
That is expected to be good news for consumers in the short run as farmers aquidate their herds rather than pay skyrocketing feed bills Experts expect, however, that as the liquids Hon ends, meat prices may nae significantly next year.
But, rn today's report, the Labor Department said beef and veal pnces fell 4.8 percent in July and pork prices tumbled 5.7 percent Poultry prices were down 2 percent
The report said prices fell 11.9 percent for vegetables and 1.4 percent for eggs
See INFLATION, Page UA
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It will be partly cloudy and hot today and Sa turds), with a 30 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms Winds will be from the southeast at 10-15 mph Sunset mil be at 1:14 p m , and sunrise Saturday will be at 1:57 a rn.OM Timm*
The latest Uj>. Census figures indicate that the population was whole is older - and that the numerical superiority of women has increased. Raft UAOdd Orammmr
Houston Astros' pitcher Mike Scott was ca far off tarty rn Thursday 's game with San Diego that ha couldn't even find a word for it. But bt straightened ant and led the Astros to a 5-1 victory. Sports. pngagA,Summer Champs
All the Coma (tex Panthers needed to chack the regular-nee son title in the Summer Basketball league was a victory over Jeaae's Discount Gas Thursday night Comaltex got it — without taking a shot Sports, papa 8A
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By DYANNEFRY Staff writer
A local resort owner is seeking $10,000 damages from the City of New Braunfels, for alleged selective enforcement of a city ordinance.
Cecil Bam, attorney for Robert R. Henry and Bad Schloss Inc. (doing business as the Schlitterbahn >, said Friday that he would rather not discuss the details of the case until all defendants have been served a summons The case was filed Tuesday in U S. District Court at San Antonio.
The defendants include the City of New Braunfels, all seven members of the City Council and City Manager E N. Deiashmutt The issues are the alleged selective enforcement of a law prohibiting weekend parking along Ijberty Street, and a 4 scheme of
harrassment” which Henry claims the council and Deiashmutt have instituted rn response to his complaints about the parking ordinance.
Henry’s complaint includes a copy of Ordinance 81-8. which forbids weekend and holiday parking on portions of Ijberty and Elizabeth Avenues, Fredericksburg Road and Torrey Street. Henry, whose Schlitterbahn and luanda Resort front on Ijberty. charges that the city has chosen to put up "no-parking” signs and enforce the ordinance in some of these areas; specifically, the ones in his neighborhood
He further claims that other businesses in the vicinity have been granted exceptions, and allowed to put up "patron parking” signs in violation of the ordinance. Bain declined to say winch tniainesst* he
was referring to, until all defendants have been served.
The suit sets forth the claim that other recent differences between Henry and the city, which include unwarranted searches of Plaintiffs' businesses and unsubstantiated accusations by the City Health Inspector. City Building Inspector and the City Fire Marshall.” are the result of harrassment” brought on by Henry’s attempts to discuss his no-parking grievances w ith the council The complaint refers to two complaints filed in Municipal Court Henry is actually facing five Municipal Court charges, brought to the city's attention by residents who live nowhere near the Schlitterbahn. The resort owner also has some land
See HENRY. Page ITA
IO killed as protest crushed