New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 9, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Cheer I Fund
Thursday was another big day for the Cheer Fund, as five people contributed a total of $150 and four more brought in food.
Coupled with Wednesday's donations, the fund has received over $300 in the last two days. Thursday's contrubitions bring our monetary balance to $1,210.76.
Here are Thursday’s contributors:
Anonymous. ...... *60
Mr. and Mr* Richard Etowara . *25
Mr. and Mn. W.O. Sultan...........*25
Victor and Katharine Sponenbarg *25
Anonymous. 4....... 125
Uxzia Pickard and So* Rowski....... food
Mr. and Mn. VardW Brown ...... . food
As we've mentioned previously, this is the second year we've had the Cheer Fund drive. The HereM-Zeitung’s goal is to provide a Christmas dinner to needy local families — families who might not have one without your help.
You can bring contributions — cash or non-perishable food items— to our office at 186 S. Casten dining regular business hours: 8:30-5 Monday through Friday. You can also mail a monetary contribution to Post Office Drawer 361, New Braunfels, 78131.
If you would like to donate food but can’t bring it by, Circulation Manager Don Avery can arrange to have it picked up. You can call him at 625-8144.
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County seeks Smithson Valley help to build temporary jail
By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer
A little quick thinking by Commissioner J.L. “Jumbo” Evans may save Comal County some money, as well as get a temporary county jail built quickly.
In Thursday’s regular commissioners meeting, Evans proposed using the building crafts class from Smithson Valley High School to construct the temporary jail.
The court unanimously approved the commissioner’s proposal, although the Comal ISD board of trustees still must authorize the project.
Additional space is needed to handle crowded conditions in the existing jail, officials have said. An expanded, permanent facility is on the drawing
board, but it won’t be ready until late 1985.
Evans noted that only two bids had been received, neither of which were from New Braunfels contractors. The lowest bid received was over $39,000 to build the 18-by-54 foot dormitory building.
By using the labor of students, the county would minimize costs.
The county would have to purchase all supplies, the commissioner said.
The students also are unable do the plumbing and electrical work, ’’so we’ll have to get bids from contractors,” Evans said.
The commissioner said he had talked to Comal Superintendent Dr. Edgar Willhelm, Smithson Valley principal David Summers, instructor Mike Haggard and the students.
“They were all very, very much in favor of the
Smithson Valley crafts class building this jail for us,” Evans said.
The building crafts class already has built a CISD special education building and is working on temporary classrooms.
“They would slow up or maybe stop the construction of the temporary classrooms in order to help the county out,” Evans said.
“They would like to build it on campus...and then we would have it moved on the site here,” the commissioner explained.
He said this would be more feasible since the students would not work 8-hour days, and otherwise would spend a great deal of time in transit from the high school into New Braunfels.
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Marines hurt Israel hits PLO
BEIRUT, lebanon (AP) - Shiite militiamen fired on the Marine base at Beirut airport today, wounding two U S servicemen, and Israeli gunboats and helicopter gunships attacked a PU) base near Tripoli.
A PLO spokesman said the Israeli shelling killed one person and wounded three and that the Israelis set up a naval blockade to prevent Yasser Arafat and his loyalists from evacuating Tnpolt. Israel denied it set up a blockade.
The Marine contingent at the airport retaliated with small arms, 40mm grenades and anti-tank Dragon missiles and “the firing ceased. There were no other casualties or damage,” Manne spokesman Ma) Dennis Brooks said Beirut radio stations said the counterattack devastated the Shute position, the second wiped out in two days by the Marines.
Brooks said one Manne was slightly wounded and one Navy Sea bee suffered minor wounds when two rocket-propelled grenades and smaUarms fire struck near the northeastern perimeter of the base shortly before 8 a m. (la m. EST).
Brooks said the Marine was in a bunker and the Sea bee was driving a bulldozer when the base came under fire.
The wounded Marine was evacuated by helicopter to the amphibious assault ship Guam. The Seabee suffered a broken eardrum when a rocket propelled grenade blast hurled him off the tractor. He was treated at the airport, Brooks said.
The PU) base shelled by Israeli gunboats contained tents, buildings and vehicles, Israel’s military command announced It said the bombardment scored "accurate hits”
Beirut radio stations said the counterattack devastated the Shiite position, the second wiped out in two days.
on the fortification which it said was a half-mile north of Tripoli, where Arafat is trapped.
The Israeli attack came three days after a bomb exploded on a Jerusalem bus. killing four Israelis and wounding 46. Yasser Arafat's Fatah faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization claimed responsibility for the blast.
But a government official in Jerusalem, speaking to reporters on condition he not be identified, said the Israeli attack today "shouldn’t be considered an eye-for-an-eye action” and "should not be viewed as an effort to prevent Arafat from leaving Tripoli.”
Tile Israeli official said the gunboat assault on the Tripoli base was “in line with our long-standing policy of tutting terrorist targets from which terrorists are sent out on actions or where terrorist actions are planned. ’ ’
The official reiterated Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir’s condemnation of the United Nations' decision to allow the use of its Bag on Greek ships heading for Tripoli to evacuate Arafat and his loyalists from the siege mounted by Syrian-backed rebels in the PLO.
Fatah spokesman Ahmed Abdul-Rahman charged that Israeli ships set up a naval blockade after the attack to
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Local man injured in overpass crash
A New Braunfels man was transferred to a San Antonio hospital early Friday for treatment of injuries received in a one-car crash at 2 a m.
Roy Morales, 35, of 430 Seele St., left McKenna Memorial Hospital in guarded condition. According to the police report, his blue Oldsmobile hit a support pillar of the IH 35 overpass on Seguin Avenue.
The report says Morales was northbound on Seguin, approaching the overpass, when his car struck the
concrete road divider. The vehicle apparently went out of control, crossed the divider and then crossed the southbound traffic lanes, still heading north. It hit the concrete curb on the far side of the underpass, went over it and struck the central support pillar.
Morales was taken to McKenna by the New Braunfels Emergency Medical Service, and was later transferred to Humana San Antonio (formerly Community Hospital). Officers say there were no witnesses.
Horns were sprouting everywhere in Unicorn country Friday, as two pep rallies were held to fire up football fans for the New Braunfels Bay City semifinal game tonight in Victoria Top, Unicorn boosters show their spirit at an evening pep rally at New Braunfels High School Left, Santa Claus pronounces that a Bay City Black Cat on his knee will have a blue Friday in Victoria. Above, Lone Star Elementary students have gotten into the spirit too, as signs in the school demonstrate Kickoff time is 7:30, and the winner advances to the Class 4A state championship game next week
Pep rallies stir up spirit
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Court bothered by higher cost
A routine subject became one of the more discussed items on Comal Commissioners’ agenda Thursday.
Commissioners unanimously voted to hire the Sail Antonio finn of Findling, Milam and Pyle as outside auditors to review the 1983 fiscal year.
Bid the approval didn’t come without many questions
(toe of the major conflicts was the coat to hire the auditors.
The firm, which has handled the Comal County audit for three years, is requesting a sum of $19,850 for Bs services, payable in six-month installments. That la a five-percent increase from last year’s cost of 118 JOO.
County judge Fred Clart warned the firm’s representative Bob Milam that the court would not
agree to a five to ten percent increase in cost per year. Clark also requested the court receive an overview of the auditing procedure that will be used.
Milam said the cost of this year’s audit could be more if auditors ran into extraordinary circumstances but that he would contact the court in that case.
“I would want you to know,” Milam said. “People don’t like surprises.”
Commissioners also questioned the purpose of the external audit.
“We go through and we examine the internal controls” in almost every county office, Milam explained.
If a problem is found, the auditors go to the person in charge of that office “so we give people a chance to explain these things to us,” he said.
Milam explained the audit helps shore up management.
“When we say management, we don’t come over here and turn every rock,” he explained.
“We take what they have and see if it will stand up to our auditing process,” Milam said.
Clark asked, “You've been up to date on all this (county work)?”
“Oh, yes,” Milam said. He said the firm did preps tory work before the audit and the auditors sent have worked with the county before.
“We really do many services as well as update over here,” Milam explained.
He explained in the past the county has helped the auditors set up work papers while the firm has
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Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy and mild today, mostly cloudy tonight, cloudy Saturday morning but beconung partly cloudy by the afternoon Winds will be southerly at 10-15 mph today, southeasterly near IO mph and southwesterly near 15 mph Saturday.
DEATHS................2ABad Day in Kyle
All six local basketball teams traveled to Kyle for the Hays Consolidated tournament Only one team won The Smithson Valley boys' team beat Canyon, 43-41, to advance to the winners' bracket in the boys division All other were in consolation action Friday. Sports. Pag* 7A
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