New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 31, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas
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Brooks named manager
Jim D. Brooks has been named general manager of the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung, according to Mike Story, Southern Region District Manager for Taylor Communications, Inc.
Brooks and wife, Georgia, who is a teacher at New Braunfels Middle School, have been residents of New Braunfels since 1966. They have two sons, Mike and Mark, who attend New Braunfels High School.
Brooks has most recently served as area advertising director for the Southern Region and prior as director of advertising for the New Braunfels
Herald-Zeitung, one of the Southern Region newspapers which include The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise and the Valley Metes of the Schertz-Cibolo, Converse and Universal City area.
In addition to the newspapers in this area, Taylor Communications, which is
headed by President Ted H. Taylor, owns and operates other publications in the state including the Lewis Ville Leader, Plano Star Courier, Mesquite Mews, Atlanta Citizen-Journal, Copperas Cove Press, the Hardin County Mews and the Caddo Citizen at Vivian, La.
“It is a good feeling to be able to promote local people to positions of responsibility when they become available,” said Story. “Brooks will have the sole responsibility for the management and operations of the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung and affiliated departments.
“I have asked Mr. Brooks to convey my congratulations and respect to the staff, the community and the advertisers for completing the first month as a daily newspaper.” said Story'. “This has been the most successful and smoothest conversion of a weekly to a daily that I have ever witnessed.”
JIM BROOKS general manager
Jaworski criticizes Carter's failure to tell Billy's Libya ties
ABRINE (AP) — President Carter should have issued a public statement saying his brother was representing the government of Libya, former Watergate prosecutor I .eon Jaworski said Saturday.
“Regardless of whether any laws were violated in the process, moral and ethical principles may well have been circumvented*’ in Carter’s handling of the affair, the Houston lawyer said in a speech at Abilene Christian College.
Jaworski used the libyan matter as an example of “questionable morality in government,” saying Carter should have expressed a desire to avoid any misunderstanding or any intimation that special privileges were expected.
“Such a public pronouncement was not only indicated, it was essential, because of the involvement of a nation rightfully suspect in the mines of Americans,” Jaworski said.
“No one knew better than the president that his brother Billy, expert though he may have been as a peanuts raiser and gasoline seller, had no expertise in industrial, technological or governmental affairs,” Jaworski said.
“He had nothing to offer to Libya except a willingness to misuse his relationship to the president of the United States."
Used properly and ethically, Jaworski said. Billy Carter’s kinship to the president had no value to Libya.
“Used improperly and unethically, it could conceivably result in favors that country was seeking,” he
Jaworski said the president should have known “that monetary considerations would be involved and that his brother, who was hanging on the ropes of bankruptcy, would not bt' serving the interests of Libya for
* Taylor Communication* Inc
August 31, 1980
Vol. 89 - No. 51 82 Pages 5 Sections (USPS 377 880)
New Braunfels, Texas2 die in gulf gas explosion
PORT O’CONNOR (AP) - Flames Coast Guard officials called off the shot IOO feet into the air from a burning search for the missing men at dark, but
gas well Saturday, hampering a search said it would resume Sunday,
for three people missing after the off- However, officials said the missing
shore rig exploded, killing two workers men would be difficult to find while the
and injuring seven, the Coast Guard fire continued to burn,
said. “Until we get it under control it will be
High flames and intense heat around extremely hard to find those missing
the rig, 18 miles out in the Gulf of men,” said Bob Hutton, a spokesman for
Mexico, hindered the search for missing the Tulsa-based Cities Service Co.,
men by helicopters and Coast Guard owners of the well,
vessels, officials said. Hutton, production manager for the
“There is gas burning on the water company, said the missing men were
and the platform and the wellhead, “probably” on or near the blazing well,
which is broken about halfway up,” said An effort to cap the runaway well is
Coast Guard Lt. Steve Sparks in Corpus scheduled to start around noon Sunday, Christi. he said.
Officials said the flames were still “We will bring in two very large
shooting 75 feet into the air Saturday barges to pump water on the rig to cool
night and that the blaze could continue the metal down and keep the thing from
for up to 60 days — or as long as it takes melting down further or collapsing,”
to cap the runaway well. Hutton said. “The first should start
around noon, and then it will take about __24 hours to get the second barge pum-
Button said a crew from Cities Service
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begin to drill the
QiDn.Mr od crippled rig.
BIRDINE................ • • »** wiu drin int0 the existing well
BUSINESS............. lo and kill it from the relief well,” he said.
CROSSWORD.......... SB “It could take up to 60 days to do this.”
DEATHS..................16A Hutton said the fire would probably
HOROSCOPE...............12B burn until the well is capped or until a
KALEIDOSCOPE......... 1-7B natural “bridge” of earth collapses into
OPINIONS..................4A ^e well and stops the flow of gas.
SPORTS..................5-7A He said company officials “felt sure”
WEATHER................16A the 6 a.m. explosion was due to pressure.
Independent Polish unions promised
GDANSK, Poland (AP) — Polish workers and government negotiators Saturday reached agreements that could end the counfry’s worst labor crisis in a decade. The Polish Communist Party approved the pacts and jubilant strikers celebrated the promise of “independent, self-governing trade unions” and other important concessions.
The party’s central committee
ratified the accords worked out earlier in the day in talks here and in the western port city of Szczecin where the radio reported some strikers already back at work.
“The strike on the Gdansk coast was declared over,” said Radio Gdansk. “Both sides agreed that the most important thing now is calm, normal work, unity, and a general awareness that everything should be done for the good
of the fatherland.”
The settlement, expected to prompt strikers to go back to work Monday, marked a dramatic reversal from Friday, when talks reportedly deadlocked. The number of strikers had soared to well over 600,000, up from the 300,000 estimated earlier last week.
The workers agreed the new unions would observe “socialist principles" and would recognize the ultimate
leadership of the Polish Communist Party, suggesting that the strikers had not won the full autonomy they were seeking.
In a development that coincided with the settlement, pollee arrested more dissidents and there were signs that those already detained would be sent to trial for ‘’anti-socialist” activities, dissident sources said.Labor Day closings set
All local, state, and federal governmental offices and most local businesses will be closed Monday in observance of labor Day.
Herald Zettung employees will be off as well The usual noon Monday deadline for all advertising in Tuesday’s issue has been extended until IO a.m. Tuesday.
There will be no mail delivery or garbage pickup.
Monday is also the last day of operation for the olympic and spring-fed pools in I anda ParkAnnexation decision awaits planning panel
After talking about it for months, Planning and Zoning commission members may decide to take action on annexation Tuesday.
“Discuss and consider action on annexation” is item 12 on the agenda for the commission’s 7 p.m. meeting in City Council chambers.
Since January, commission members have pored over the city master plan’s annexation recommendations, met with New Braunfels Utilities trustees to find
out about utility costs, asked for a cost of service study from city staff and fielded input from people who might be affected.
The most recent input came at a special meeting two weeks ago, during which representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and industries that might be annexed outlined their feelings on the subject.
For the past several months, commission members have seemed to favor
annexing a tract bounded roughly by I’M 306 on the north and the existing city limits on the other three sides. This parcel is listed as area F on the master plan.
The main unresolved point on area F is how far to extend it north of FM 306 The master plan calls for annexation up to 1,500 feet past 306, while the chamber’s proposal stops at 300 feet. In that 1,200-foot gap between the two is the Coleman Company plant, and Coleman
officials have indicated they would rather their plant not be annexed yet.
The Solms area and limestone quarries on the other side of town have also been discussed at length.
Before they can get to annexation, commission members have several other items to handle, including two public hearings on proposed zoning changes.
One of the two parcels is familiar. The last time it came before the commission
(June 3), it was being considered as the site of a facility for the mentally retarded. Commission members rejected the request from BF&M Co. of Abilene, which had sought a special permit to build the facility on the tract, located in the 300 block of North Liberty Ave.
The property has been sold to Jeff Henry, whose father Bob Henry owns nearby Banda Resort. Henry is requesting the zoning be changed from
R-3 (multi-family district) toC-4 (resort commercial). His application indicates he plans to use the tract as a parking lot.
Nine surrounding property owners have been notified of the zoning change proposal, city planner Debra Goodwin said Friday. None have responded yet, she indicated.
The second hearing concerns an existing ^ facility—the Arco service
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A girl and her tube catch a ride in the turbulent waters of the chute
Stuff photo bi John Sent*