New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 14, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas
MIC of lim Center Comp. X-. u, Box i*536 callas, Itexa^ 75235Commitment called greatest park need
By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer
“It’s unfortunate, but luanda Park will never realize its full potential unless the city decides what the park should become.”
The speaker was Pat Callihan, one of 45 Texas A&M University students who developed a rather strong interest in New Braunfels this year — their grade in a senior-level course depended on it.
“The problems cannot be solved by a master plan.
Until the city comes up with goals and objectives, development of the park will be unclear, unpredictable,” Callihan continued.
Its work now over, the class was presenting the results to the citizens of New Braunfels. About 30 citizens showed up Friday at Dittlinger Memorial Library to watch and listen, and came away impressed with the detail and variety of ideas, the quality of the graphics and the sheer effort involved.
Attorney Edward Badouh called the presentation “an intelligent, sensible approach. The work they’ve done on it is better than the professional stuff I’ve seen so far.”
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Chairman Carter Casteel said the slides and collection of maps and sketches that ran the length of the meeting room wall was “fine work.”
“They’ve got it right: until the City Council makes up its mind what direction to take, we aren’t going to gtt anywhere,” she added.
As members of an architectural landscape class, the students had absorbed as much about the park as could be learned through research and field observation early in October.
The class project for each student was to create a “design study,” complete with a master plan for park development. But the students ran into the same problem that stumped Parks Advisory Board and City Council members: the lack of a clear consensus among New’ Braunfelsers as to “what they want in the park,” student
Michael Burton said.
So, they created three different scenarios, or possible directions, and based their work on them. The three groups of students decided the major goals for each, then the individuals worked out their own objectives and guidelines.
For presentation purposes, each group got together and organized a slide show combining the best individual work, narrated by a group representative.
The first scenario was called the “Pro-community Approach." based on the notion that “it is feasible to keep all non-residents out of your park,” student Debra Werchan said.
Scenario No. 2 came closest to what exists today: the “Limited Use” option for the maximum community participation plus some tourism.
And finally, a third choice: “Unlimited Use,” whereby the park would be developed “within reason, and within the character of New Braunfels,” to attract tourists who “stay longer, spend more money and make the park self-
sustaining,” student Ann Adams explained.
Hinman Island Park was judged to be “deteriorating the fastest, because it’s the most used.”
All three narrators were careful to point oui these were only suggestions, examples of what might be desirable.
All three scenarios stressed the need for something called “edge definition” — fewer entrances and more clearly defined park borders, perhaps even a physical barrier around the park for the Pro-community option.
And all three directions depended heavily on the observation that luanda Park was the “core,” the center, the "physical and mental focal point” of New Braunfels, as Greg Schadt, narrating for the Limited Use viewpoint, put it.
“Citizens from all neighborhoods can gather here. It’s a common denominator for the whole city,” Schadt said.
“The decision can only be made by you. A commitment to improve the park is the only way future generations will continue to enjoy its rare beauty,” Callihan told the audience at the end of the presentation.
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The official 1980 Christmas card from President and Mrs. Carter features a reproduction of a painting of the White House as it looked in 1836. The painting hangs on the wall in the Oval Office. More than 100,000 cards
were created by American Greeting Corp. for the Carters. They also designed a card for Vice President Walter Mondale. Previously the company desinged Christmas cards for President Lyndon Johnson.
at pay raise
WASHINGTON I AP) The Senate accept the more complicated measure, threw in the towel Saturday night on but without the pay raise. Instead, the
the issue of a proposed $10.000-a-year House sent back the streamlined
pay raise for senators and House package after fori tally asking that
members, opting to delay a decision negotiators from both chambers to
until Monday. meet on the issue.
There will be “considerable debate Byrd said the negotiators may try to
on the matter before it is finally meet Sunday afternoon in order to
resolved,” said Senate Majority have a compromise ready Monday
leader Robert C. Byrd in announcing morning.
that the Senate would recess. This is “something of a holding
The House earlier tossed the issue action while we take other action,”
back to the Senate, ending prospects said Hep. Jamie L. Whitten, D-Miss.,
for adjournment of the lame-duck 96th chairman of the House Appropriations
On a voice vote and with little The uncertainty over when ad-
debate, the House sent the Senate a journment might come was illustrated
stripped-down version of a .stopgap while the House was in recess pon-
spending plan that would prohibit a dering its next move. A group of nine
congressional pay raise. Republican congressmen gathered in
In effect, the Senate was being asked the well of the House and began
to accept a simple spending measure singing Christmas carols, including
without a pay raise or an amendment- “Jingle Bells” and "Santa Claus is
laden bill that contained a pay raise. Coming to Town.”
The Senate had asked the House to In a surprise move, the Senate voted
_ 62 to 8 to force further negotiations
with the House on the politically sensitive pay raise issue.
The Senate at first voted 57 to 14 to reject the entire stop-gap spending bill of which the pay raise is a part. On
BIRDS AND BIRDING.........8B reconsideration, however, the senators
CLASSIFIED.............11-14A decided to separate the issues and
CROSSWORD...............8B accept all of the spending bill except
DEATHS...................2A ^e pay hike.
HOROSCOPE...............10B This apparently averted a threat of
KALEIDOSCOPE.............1B disruption of federal services. Without
OPINIONS..................4A the stop-gap bill, a number of gover-
WEATHER.................2A See SENATE, Page 16A
No attempt to override
Busing rider brings Carter veto
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Carter vetoed a $9.1 billion spending bill because of an anti-busing rider Saturday, saying "we should not turn back the clock to an era when the Department of Justice stood passive” in civil rights cases.
The president’s veto message was shunted aside into the House Appropriations Committee when it reached Capitol Hill, without any effort to override the veto in the closing hours of the 96th Congress.
Congressional leaders had said all along they believed the administration had enough support to sustain a veto of
the bill, and the funds it would have appropriated have been provided in other legislation.
The bill would appropriate money for the Departments of Justice, State and Commerce, the federal courts and other agencies. The amendment would prohibit the Justice Department from taking part in court cases that could result in crosstown busing of children as a means of desegregating schools.
A stopgap measure providing money for these and other departments without imposing the busing ban was approved by a House-Senate conference committee and sent to the
House floor on Saturday.
Attorney General Benjamin R. Civiletti had recommended a veto of the bill, saying it would cripple the efforts of the Justice Department to desegregate schools.
In his veto message, the president said, the anti-busing amendment “would impose an unprecedented prohibition on the power of the president of the United States and the attorney general to seek a particular remedy in the federal courts.” “Throughout my administration I have been committed to the vigorous enforcement of the 14th Amendment to
the Constitution and of our civil rights laws,” Carter said.
Carter said he believed busing should only be used as a last resort in school desegregation cases.
“But busing even as a last resort is not the real issue here,” he said. “The real issue is whether it is proper for the Congress to prevent the president from carrying out his constitutional responsibility ... to enforce the Constitution and other laws of the United States.”
President-elect Ronald Reagan has indicated he would sign such legislation if it ever came to his desk.
Fund established to aid fire victim
Comal County Ix*gal Secretaries Association has begun a fund to help a member — Charlotte Sanchez, who lost her possessions in a fire which destroyed her home last week.
“She lost everything, with the exception of the clothes on her back and her car, which she happened to have the keys for at the time (of the fire) so she could get it out,” Martha Hoehne, president of the association, said.
For this reason, members of the
association have set up a bank account in Charlotte’s name at Guaranty State Bank.
The association itself has not yet had a chance to vote on the fund since “our next meeting is not until January," Hoehne said.
Those wishing to contribute should tell bank tellers they want to deposit money in the special charity fund for Charlotte Sanchez, Hoehne said. Close to $100 has been deposited since the fund was set up Friday, Hoehne said.Pay increase inadequate, local teacher says
By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer
Although the legislative Budget Board is proposing a 23 percent increase in teachers salaries, the president of a local educators group
says it is not what it seems.
In fact, the figure “23 percent” is misleading to the public, Annette Richey, president of the New Braunfels Educators Association and teacher at New Braunfels High School, said.
“First of all, the governor puts out a
big press release saying that teachers are going to get a 23 percent increase, but what most people don’t realize is that this increase is for two years since the legislature doesn’t meet but every two years,” she said. “And ifs just not enough.”
She continued, “Even if you divide that 23 percent by two that is still not enough to keep up with the rate of inflation since inflation is more than 12 percent,” she said.
Teachers are not getting all of that 12 percent, Richey said.. “Part of that
increase teachers would already get, even if the legislature didn’t give us any increase,” she said.
Since there is a 5 percent increase already built into the pay grades (the scale on which teachers are paid), “we’re actually getting only a 6 per
cent increase,” she said.
Richey is not alone in her feelings about the proposed increase.
Members of the Texas State Teachers Association said last week
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