New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 28, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
2 New Braunfels, Herald-Ze/fung Tuesday, February 28,1^84
Sentence due on local man in fraud case
New Braunfels resident Lambert Daniel Slisz will be sentenced March 19 in connection with a mail fraud conviction.
Slisz and his partner, A.L. Chavis, were convicted Feb. 17 of using the mail to promote work-a-home services. Chavis was convicted of 19 counts of mail fraud and Slisz was convicted of seven counts of mail fraud.
The men were indicted in connection for mail fraud last summer.
The men operated Homeworker Job Opportunities and American Fidelity Company out of New Braunfels.
In addition to operating HJO and AMFICO, Chavis also operated four other work-at-home businessese.
The work at home promotions generated complaints to the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and to the Better Business Bureau in San Antonio.
The BBB said most of the complaints came from older persons on fixed incomes who saw the mail offer as a way to make extra money.
The complaints stated that when people read an advertisement in the newspaper, they would mail the company about $15 for a “starter kit.” The starter kit would consist of instructions telling the persons to buy advertisements in the newspaper similar to the one they had originally seen.
Promotions operated by Chavis and Slisz has been the subject of civil actions taken by the U.S. Postal Service. HJO was the subject of false representation orders in 1911.
False representation orders are civil actions which forbid the postmasters at the offices of address from delivering the mail to the addresses. They are issued after presentation of evidence to an administrative law judge which indicates false representations are being made to induce victims to send money through the mail to order products or services.
U.S. District Judge D.W. Suttle will sentence the men in San Antonio. Slisz faces a maximum penalty 35 years in prison and-or a fine up to $7,000. Chavis faces a maximum prison sentence of 95 years and-or a maximum fine of $19,000.
'New Braunfels Night' due at Spurs' game
New Braunfels will make its presence felt at an upcoming San Antonio Spurs basketball game.
Local Jaycees are sponsoring New Braunfels Night for the Spurs* March 13 contest with the Dallas Mavericks at the Hemisfair Arena. The Jaycees will be selling tickets, and 50 percent of the receipts will go to the local organization for its community service project.
In addition, halftime of the contest will feature the Bavarian Village Band. The band, which includes local residents Graham Green, Ed and Nancy Kadlecek and Rennie and Greg Guenther, is known for its German-style music and appearances at
Jaycee Jim Schmidt, who also heads the Texas Armadillo Association, will add to the festivities by staging part of his Texas Armadillo Show.
Tickets are available at Robar’s, Ubrado’s, Lands Station, Bavarian Village, the Fiddlin’ Cherokee, Gaz Green Real Estate and New Braunfels Travel. The $6 tickets are in blocks of IOO and are on a first-come, first-oerve basis.
Buses to San Antonio will be available through some merchant-sponsored packages. Terry Gallion is chairman of the project.
Jacob's Well near Wimberley claims Austin scuba diver
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — An experienced scuba diver who drowned Sunday in a water-filled cave is the ninth person to fall victim to the off-limits Jacob’s Well in the past two decades, authorities said.
The body of 36-year-old Wayne Wood Russell of Austin was found Monday morning in a narrow passageway about 90 feet from the surface. Danny Self, 26, said he, Russell and John Wilcox, 29, of Thrall, went into Jacob’s Well Sunday at 7:50 p.m. on a mapping expedition.
Self said Russell wanted to map Jacob’s Well “because there was this talk about putting a grate
over it, and he wanted to know what was down there and what the measurements were. “
Russell took a safety line and a long measuring tape because he wanted to measure the chambers of the cave. Self said.
Self said he and Wilcox thought Russell was right behind them as they began making the ascent, taking along an old diving tank they had found •
But Don Dibble of San Marcos, a former Navy diver who is very familiar with Jacob’s Well and nearly lost his life there in 1979, said the drowning victim and his two companions were not properly equipped for cave diving.
Stall photo by Lethe Khewekft
Today* high thou kl ba in th* upper 50 degree range, dec testing tonight into the mid 20* High Wednesday in tow 60* Monday s high was 57 degrees, and this morning * low was 37 degrees
Canyon Lake s level was recorded at 904 08 feet above sea level this morning Monday s level was 904 12
Winds up to 60 mph spavined by a weekend storm system left Panhandle residents digging out from under snow drifts and firefighters further south standing watch over resurgent grass fires that destroyed at least 4.000 acres
Snow Hurt ie* lingered over northwestern tactions of the state early today Although some of the snow melted off Monday, subfreezing temperatures covered the area again Monday night and early today Th* storm dumped four inches of snow on lh* Panhandle and left more than 140 vehicles strewn along Interstate 40 Sunday Most of th* vehicles had been removed by today, but some of th* stranded cats and trucks were hit by vandals, authorities said
It did qualify a* a blizzard We had sustained winds of more than 35 miles per hour tor three hour* or more." said National Weather Service meteorologist Gary Hartley in Amarillo
Some of the fire* kicker! up by high winds in North, Central and Southeast Tete* on Sunday wet* not emnguished until Monday Tornadoes and thunderstorms accompanied the high winds as the front moved through North Tete* on Sunday
By ewly Monday, temperatures rn far South Tu*as lied dropped to 57 as northerly welds gusted to 55 mph Only a day before, chi Wien were bulking sand castles on the beaches of South Padre Island as the* parents basked under the 87 degree temperature
Only tfie western Tran* Pecos escaped iii* gusts Monday, and high wmd warnings were posted m Southeast Tetas More than 10,000 customers in Amarillo wets without electric service for periods up to five hours Sunday and early Monday, said Bill Crenshaw, a spokesman for Southwestern Public Service Co
A storm that buried pens of the Midwest n almost 2 feet of wmd blown snow swept rn lo New England today, leaving at least eight people dead and creating a madhouse on highway* clogged with drifts and abandoned v*hclet across much of the East Snow fell as far south as Mississippi Alabama and Georgia this morning wkI the storm produced blizzard like conditions with 50 mph welds across Hi* Midwest Chunks of ice stacking up 7 feet high crashed into beachtinnt homes on lower Michigan s Saginaw Bay, on Hie shore* of Lake Huron
Snow came down as fast as 2 etches an hour in western Penn Sylvania and western New York, where one deputy said patrol cart had to bang through the drifts to reach sit ended rn ut ousts
In Indiana. IO etches of snow fell at Plymouth. Iud , with In 'Kmapofct reporting 9 etches and Detroit and Fort Wayne Ind., 9 lies S.* to 12 we.he* of snow tell et Oho from near Dayton nor titend t< Hie Lakeshore and from Sandusky east to Pennsylvania
■nks ” es and factories were closed et much of the t O Or' ordeied lite state s 81 National Guard j, ii i a.. receive stranded motorists and others rteedeig
During Hie night, up to 18 etches of snow lei at Niagara Fans. N » . with I o e■<-tie* cosec twig at Buffalo and 9 etches at Roctiester Up to 2 feet was expected at Buffalo before the snow quits
Winter storm warnings were rn effect for northern I Ile tors. riot tiler n Ohio and the noiHieasiern corner of Hie nation V .alibility was near zero across ISwtors and Indiana ifeavy thunderstorms and tornadoes whipped across Florida with 80 mph welds Monday uprooting trees, destroying mobile hornet and clowning power kite*
Tfie storm on Monday howled oot of Colorado where a dropped up to 3 feel it snow.
Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110 salute as New Braunfels Fire Department officials raise the flag presented them by the post. VFW representatives are (from left) Lewis Coldeway, Spike Reeves, Lawrence John and Alf Herry. Fire Chief Jack Wilson, captain John Williams and firefighter Norman Cessna watch as Clarence Nolte raises the flag at the station on Hill Avenue.
Lions schedu/e'White Cane
Members of the 20th largos! lions Club in the world will be manning seven sites in New Braunfels Saturday to collect donations for the annual White Cane Day.
The Noon lions Club sponsors the annual event to raise funds for ongoing projects such as the Eye Bank, glaucoma screenings, eye equipment for hospitals and clinics, summer vacations for1
children and adults who are blind, tape and record players for the blind, surgery and hospital care, periodic visual screening in schools, groups researching specific diseases such as glaucoma, braille writers and tape recorders for students arx! others.
Club members will be at K-Mart, Kroger, Divine’s, Safeway, both
Wuest’s ami TGAY from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday with small white canes, lapel pins, balloons for children and information on the various programs aided by the donations.
Flora L. Sorrell Services for Flora L. Sorrell, 86, will be held at IO a.m. Wednesday at the Alamo Funeral Home in San Antonio. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Parte. Mrs. Sorrell died Saturday, Feb. 26, in San Antonio. She was bom in Blanco on July 15, 1897. Survivors include two sons, Waymon E. Sorrell of New Braunfels and B.W. Sorrell; one brother, Dorcy Stover of Big Sandy; a sister, Ruth McCloud of San Antonio; eight grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren.
Ophelia Gomez Garcia Funeral services for Mrs. Ophelia Gomez Garcia of 2136 Hwy 35, Lot 20 will be at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at Morales Funeral Home with continued services at Our Lady of Per
petual Help Church. Father Don Murray will officiate. Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today in the Morales Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery. Mrs. Garcia, 27, died Tuesday morning. Bom Feb. IO, 1957 in New Braunfels, she was the daughter of Antonio Gomez and Francis Morales Alants. She married Felix Garcia. A lifetime resident of the city, she was a housewife and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
Survivors include her husband; her mother; a
daughter, Le’ Ann Garcia of New Braunfels; three sisters, Carmen Astran of Seguin, Teresa Aguilar of Lockhart and Viola Garcez of New Braunfels; two brothers, Henry Gomez of Houston and Edward Gomez of New Braunfels; and two grandmothers, Mrs. Charlie Morales of New Braunfels and Mrs. Aurelia Gomez of Universal City.
Graveside services for John W. Mathews of
229 Melody Lane will be at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Fort Sam
National with full honors. 81, died
Monday afternoon at McKenna Memorial Hospital. He was bom July 29, 1902 in
Greencastle, Ind. Mathews married Hazel Bour land in 1942 in Lawton, Okla. A retired proprietor of a grocery store, he lived in New Braunfels for two years.
He is survived by his wife.
Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.
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New Braunfels City Council: 5:15 p.m. today, executive session, City Hall council chamber.
Co—I County PomocnHr Club: workshop 6:30 tonight First Federal Savings meeting room.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 6:30 tonight, Laurel Plaza Recreation Center.
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