New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 20, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Our local National Guard units have graciously volunteered to deliver our Cheer Fund goodies this Saturday, and judging from our donations, there should be plenty of food to deliver.
The Cheer Fund received IO more donations Monday, including one for $200, and that brings us within hailing distance of the $3,0000 mark. Our balance now stands at $2,961.76, and that does not include donated food.
Sgt. Isaac Orta of the National Guard said the local units were willing to help, and that names of volunteers were being collected. We certainly appreciate the help._
Our Monday donors include:
M C. Ethridge Co.............................1200
Mr. arti Mr*. Elmer Smith......................$25
Al and Flora English ..........................$25
H.M and Blanche Sanders .....................$10
Kristina Smith........................... $10
Mr. and Mrs Mike Ivy..........................$5
Deavef English....................$5 and stuffed toy
Gail Rhine......................canned goods
As mentioned previously, this is our second year to hold the Cheer Fund drive. The Herald-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 nonperishable food items — to our office at 186 S. Castell during regular business hours: 8:30-5 Monday through Friday. You can also mail a monetary contribution to Post Office Drawer 361, New Braunfels, 78131.
Pizza Hut manager killed in Tuesday motorcycle accident
By DYANNEFRY and DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writers
The manager of New Braunfels’ Pizza Hut was killed early Tuesday in what police believe was a one-motorcycle accident at Hidalgo and Spur 3.
William Lawrence Watkins, 34, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger at 2:40 a.m. Police investigator Juan Gusme believes the accident occurred between 1:50 and 2 a.m. He hasn’t been able to locate any witnesses.
"As near as we can figure out, it was a
one-vehicle accident. For some reason — I don’t know why — he ran up on the curb,” Gusme said. "Apparently the bike flipped, I don’t know how many times.” Eventually, the driver hit a sign post. The detective said the curb was very high on that section of the street, and that there was no evidence that Watkins had braked the bike.
An autopsy is under way, but the cause of death had not been released at press time. Gusme said the victim had a neck injury just below the edge of his motorcycle helmet.
Funeral services are being planned in Lockhart.
Pedestrian intoxicated, medical examiner rules
A New Braunfels man struck and killed by a pickup Saturday night on Highway 81 East had a blood alcohol level of .30, three times the legal limit in Texas.
Peace Justice Harold Krueger said autopsy information from Travis County Medical Examiner Dr. Roberto Bayardo indicated Abelardo "Iito" Hernandez Jr., died from massive internal bleeding.
“Dr. Bayardo also gave Hernandez’ blood alcohol level as .30,” Krueger said. "The man was definitely intoxicated ”
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Miles of smiles at Chamber meeting
Record lows chill Texas
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSGarcia, Naege/in Hillje honored by local Chamber
The Chamber of Commerce Monday recognized three citizens for their outstanding contributions to the community.
Former mayor Margaret Naegehn, Jarvis Hillje and Jesse Garcia were presented with special letters by Chamber president Donnie Seay Their portraits will be placed in Honors Hall and they will be given a certificate at the chamber's annual meeting and banquet Jan. 20 Naegelin was honored for her continued service to the community and to the Sophienburg Memorial Museum "I found out that the very most eloquent thing you can say is thank you,” she said after the presentation "Thank you.”
Hillje was recognized for work with senior citizens and the First Baptist Church.
See HONORS, Page 12
One man died and more than 160 automobile wrecks were reported on icy Dallas-area roads as frigid air produced rec ord low temperatures and put fuel company workers on overtime.
Temperatures were expected to warm some today, but snow and ice still was in the forecast for much of North and West Texas
Lone Star Gas Co. cut off fuel allotments Monday for electnc-power generating plants and reduced gas by 75 percent to low-priority industrial customers to meet residential demand, with the official start of winter still two days away. Generating plants switched to other fuels, such as oil.
A 16-tnch gas main break in Fort Worth left about 150 homes without fuel for about eight hours this morning, lame Star spokesman Breck Hams said.
The rupture also forced the utility to ask industrial customers in the Fort Worth and Arlington area to curtail usage until service was rerouted and the early morning residential crunch for gas eased. Hams said.
A 20-year-old Lewisville man died in an accident on Lake Dallas Bridge in Denton about 2:40 a rn. Monday, police said. Severe weather was also blamed for the death of an 6-year-old girl Sunday in Grandview whose house burned after her mother tried to use a stove for heat.
By Monday night, 23 nut jot accidents - those with injuries — were reported in the Dallas area.
Changing of the guard
Orr succeeds Seay as Chamber president
The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce began the new year a few days early Monday with the election of officers for 1964 The voting was unanimous The officers for 1964 are Robert Orr, president. John Dotter, presidentelect, John Chunn, first vice president and Bob Fisher, second vice president Robert Orr replaces Donnie Seay as president Four new appointments were made to the 1964 chamber board of directors The new members include Larry Brumbelow, manager of San Antonio Savings Association, Dr Milton "Mickey” Phair and Dave Kramer, general manager of the Herald Zettung Belgard Suhr, executive member of the German-American Society, will finish Doster’s term on the Chamber board
“The only thing between us and Canada is a few picket fences/9 said National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Alexander in Fort Worth.
Duster was also named to the board of the Braunfels Foundation Trust John Chunn and Jean Pfeuffer were re-elected to three-year terms on the board. Doug Crow, Andy Divine and Dan Sedgwick were elected to three-year terms Remaining on the board are John Dotter, laiverne Eberhard. George Erben, Hon Eyres, Bob Fisher, Everett Meyer, Alan Rompel, Steve Taylor, Craig Sagebtel and Martin Stratemann.
The chamber also recognized the directors and officers leaving the board. They are Rich Hitz, Doug Miller, Amo Becker and uiunediate past president Mitch Sacco.
In other business, the members heard reports
See chamber, Page 12 j 983 President Donnie Seay and '84 President Robert Orr (right)
Midland set a temperature record Monday morning with a low of 15 degrees and Del Rio set a record with a reading of 23 degrees The previous Dec. 19 record in Midland was 19. set in 1945, and the previous low in Del Rio was 26 set in 1909 and tied 1929.
‘ The only thing between us and Canada is a few picket fences,” said National Weathei .Service meteorologist Bill Alexander in Fort Worth. * I his is the coldest type of air mass there is. This is a midwinter air mass ”
Alexander said cold air builds up over snow-covered fields in western Canada, becomes more heavy and dense as it chills and then is pulled south by gravity
The bone-chilling cold — near zero in the Panhandle and in the teens across North Texas — burst water mains ut several cities, forced Dallas authorities to activ ate reserve ambulance crews and
See weather. Page 12 From left, Jarvis Hillje, Margaret Naegelin and Jesse GarciaClub fire ruled arson
By DEBBIE DaLOACH Staff writa»
An early morning fire which gutted the Starting Gate club on Interstate 35 Monday has been labeled arson by Fire Marshal Elroy Friesenhahn.
"There was definite evidence of namable liquid poured from different origins, leaving trail patterns on the interior floor finish,” Friesenhahn said Monday. "Some of the containers were still inside the structure.”
Truckers traveling Interstate 35 notified the New Braunfels Police Department about the blaze at I:56 a.m. Monday. "We had five pieces of equipment out there, and right firefighters — not counting volunteers,” Friesenhahn said. “It only took 10-15 minutes to put the Br* out. We stayed around to check for spot fires, and finish the salvage and clean-up ”
The fire marshal said everyone had left the scene by 3:38 pm Monday.
Friesenhahn described damage to the structure as "extanrive. All the furniture and interior finish was destroyed,” he said. ’’The structure was gutted.”
The marshal expressed no doubts about the arson
See FIRE, Page UInsideToday's Weather
Comal County residents should see the end of freezing temperatures today as temperatures climb into the low 40s. Cloudy this afternoon with scattered areas of drizzle and easterly winds at 10-15 mph. Twenty percent chance of precipitation. Tonight’s forecast calls for the same, except that winds will shift to southeast at 10-15 mph. Mostly cloudy and warmer Wednesday with southeasterly winds at 10-15 mph. Tonight’! sunset will be at 5:36 p m with Wednesday's sunrise will be at 7:21 am.One of Three
The New Braunfels girls brought home the only victory for a local basketball team Monday night. The Unicorns defeated Lockhart, while the Unicorn baya fell to Clemens and tbs Canyon girls lost to District 13-4A rival Fredericksburg. Sports,
The screams you heard Monday night were Dallas Cowboy fans gaggle over their team’s inept performance in San Francisco. The Cowboys were blown out for the second straight week, losing to the 49’en, 42-17. Dallas now faces the Los Angeles Rams next Monday in Texas Stadium for the NFC wildcard game. Sports, Page 6
Greyhound strike over, but workers aren't happy
PHOENIX, Ara (AP) — Greyhound strikers grumbled about concessions even after they over-whelnungly voted to end a seven-week strike, as the company vowed to resume full service by Wednesday and Trailways said it will match the larger bus line s new discounts “I’m just glad it’s over," said Harry Rosenblum, president of the Council of Greyhound laical Unions, a division of the Amalgamated Transit Union He announced late Monday that the contract was approved 7,404 to 2,596 in nationwide balloting.
"I ani not happy with it,” Rosenblum said. "It was a game of hardball and they played harder ball than we did."
Some returning Greyhound workers said that only financial hardship made them ratify the three-year pact, which included a 7 8 percent cut in wages.
The nation’s largest bus line had said it needed the concessions to remain competitive with ut lier carriers and cut-rate airlines “We’re shocked, disappointed, dismayed,” said Rick Ash, a spokesman for local 1205 of the ATU in Boston. "We were out on the street for seven weeks for absolutely nothing. We’ve been sold out ”
“We’re shocked, disappointed, dismayed,” said Rick Ash, a spokesman for local 1205 of the ATU in Boston. “We were out on the street for seven weeks for absolutely nothing. We've been
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Newly lured employees who had been prov iding limited service during tile walkout will continue to work but will be the first laid off once tile busy season ends in January, company officials said.
C.S. Robinson of I ais Angeles, whose Southern California kxal includes 1,200 drivers, *aid the reason for the strong margin of approval in the latest vote was that "time was against us "Greyhound would have been very happy to
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