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WEDNESDAY January 4,1984
New Braunfels. Texas Vol. 93 - No. 3 26 Pages - 3 Sections (USPS 377-880)Inside
Stella Timmermann, 86, dies at home in Geronimo
By DEBBIE DELOACH Staff writer
She was an avid gardener, the family organiser and Bm third oldest of the famed Seven Timmermami BBBara of Geronimo Creek.
Estella “Stella” Timmermann, M, died at lier home Tuesday. Her memery brought only kind words Wednesday from her younger sister Meta, and the Rev. Leroy ZiUmann. pastor of Friedens United Church of Christ in Geronimo
“She was a happy parson, had a smile an her
fee* nil thy time,’* ^lingam said. “She was always the first to think of someone else, and gut great excitement in helping others.
“She was a good organiser. When we
decorated the church, like for Chnstjnas, Stella could get everyone to work together.” he added.
Meta said Stella was the executive-type” al the family. “She would think ahead for us, and helped us all enjoy life more.”
Sella ako had a known knack for cooking and gardening “She had her specialities Ulm the brownies she always baked for Christmas.”' Meta said. “She had a special recipe, and other people tried to follow it. But their brownies never turned out the same as Stella s.”
“The outdoors was Stella’s real expertise,” ah—I said. “She was very involved la the weather, and she loved to plant things end snick them grow
See TIMMERMANN. Page MA
Goodmanr Jackson return to America
WASHINGTON (AP) - Navy U. Robert O. Goodman Jr., exclaiming “God Bless America,” returned to U.S. soil today after a month in Syrian captivity to a rousing welcome from his family, his friends and Ilia president.
Accompanied by Jesse Jackson, the Democratic presidential hopeful who negotated his release, Goodman, his wife, children and parents met with President Reagan in the Oval Office after the all-night flight to freedom.
“I would like once again to thank all the people involved ... for their diligent work and ability to get me home a little bit earlier than I had envisioned,” Goodman said in a Rose Garden meeting with reporters. “Thank you very much and I appreciate all the support. ”
“Today is a homecoming celebration and all of us are delighted to see Lt. Robert Goodman free, safe and reunited with his family,” Reagan said. “We’re all proud of
“We want to thank Almighty God who heard our sincere and earnest prayers during this hour of crisis and during this hour of opportunity,” Jackson told reporters.
Reagan praised Jackson for his role. Jackson, in turn, thanked Reagan for not trying to block his trip to Syria that ultimately won Goodman’s freedom.
As Jackson and Goodman left the blue and white plane at 6:35 a.m. EST, they raised their clasped hands amid cheers from more than 200 well-wishers and the rousing sounds of a local high school band which had come to nearby Andrews Air Force Base.
Goodman, dressed in his crisp Navy uniform, received hugs from his wife and family. In brief comments on the airport tarmac, Goodman said he had “received 60,000 pieces of mail and to me that’s awesome, and to me that shows what kind
of country this is.”
“I thought daily about the POW experience that I had been trained to withstand, and the type of POW experience the guys had to experience in Vietnam,” said Goodman, 27, a bom-bardier-navigator from Virginia Beach, Va., whose attack jet was shot down by the Syrians on Dec. 4.
“I would like to take from that experience and say one quote which one man said when he came back from Vietnam — and that was ‘God Bless America.’” Jackson, in his remarks, praised Syrian President Hafez Assad for “helping to break the cycle of pain.” He also complimented State Department officials and Sen. Charles Percy, R-Ill., for assisting in the efforts to negotiate Goodman’s release. Percy is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
See GOODMAN, Page MA
Stella Timmermann accepts a Chamber of Commerce President's award from Stanley Woodward on behalf of her sisters in this 1976 photo. With her are (top row) Willie Mae,
Melitta and Meta; (bottom row) Wanda, TekJa and HukJa. Also shown is Barron Schiameus, who also received a President's award in 1976. The award was for community service.
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
Public hearings on three proposed zoning changes took just under two hours at the Planning and Zoning Commission’s Tuesday night meeting.
Archie Heimer’s request for commercial zoning in a duplex district took five minutes, with the commission making a unanimous recommendation in favor of the change. No one voiced any opposition to that one.
But there weren’t enough seats in the council chamber when the commission took up requests for commercial zoning at
!H 35 and South Academy, and for multifamily zoning on the southwest comer of Loop 337 and Walnut Avenue.
In each case, the neighbors’ objection could be summed up in one sentence: “This is a quiet residential area, and we want to keep it that way.”
The tract at IH 35 and Academy is presently zoned R-3, for multi-family housing. The Nomad Motel, next door, is in a C-3 (commercial) district. The prospective buyers, Texas Classic Homes, want the C-3 zoning extended to the Academy lot, so that they can build an office and two model homes there.
City Council will make the final decision
in the next two months. After hearing objections from at least five property owners, the zoning commission voted 4-2 to recommend the zoning change, restricted to that specific use. If Texas Classic Homes sells the land, leases it or decides to use it for some other purpose, the zoning would revert back to R-3.
James Goodbread and Joe Hartigan voted against Mike Dietert’s motion Dieters S D David, Terry Burto and John Dierksen voted “aye,” though Dterksen said he’d prefer to see an unrestricted C-3 district
See REZONING, Page MA
What to do?
Health commissioner calls worry over carcinogen 'premature'
AUSTIN (AP) — State Health Commissioner Robert Bernstein says it is ’premature" to try to set state standards on the use of a cancer-causuig chemical in killing weevils while processing grain products.
Bernstein, who commented after State Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower called for state and federal controls on ethylene diobromide (EDB), said his department was watching the situation closely.
“We agree that tests show there is some level in some finished grain products, but we don’t know how much it affects people,” Bernstein said.
“When we find out for sure how this affects people we will do something about it.”
“There is no need to flog ourselves for no good reason,” Bernstein said.
Hightower said his demand for action from the Texas Department of Health and the federal Environmental Protection Agency was based on preliminary tests of grain-based products in Texas following a testing program in Florida After the testa, the Florida Department of Agriculture removed 64 products from supermarket shelves and set a state standard of one part-per-btllion of EDB as unacceptable for human consumption
Bernstein said Florida was the only state to set a standard and other states had refused to set Limit* until there was more scientific proof of harmful contamination One Texas food manufacturer, Ben Wichter. president of Old Ty me Foods in Dallas, said his firm and others have already taken steps to prevent
traces of the cancer*causing chemical from appearing rn their products
“We buy our com meal from milling companies and wheru we learned of tests in Florida on Ort. 15, we stopped using any such meal. Any of our products since Ort 15 are safe.” Wichter said in a telephone interview.
Assistant Agriculture Commissioner Ron White said ‘significant” amounts of EDB have been found in each of IO grain-based grocery products tested by the TDA
White said he had ordered extensive tests of gram-hased grocery products, including all of those discovered in Florida tests
There is no need for any consumer panic, since one box of grit* won t kill anyone,” White said, ** but neither should we be nonchalant.’’
Residents oppose plans for two rezoningsToday's Weather
The weatherman is calling for continued wan* temperatures Today should be partly cloudy aa* warm with variable winds at VM mph. Partly cloudy and cool tonight with light and variant winds Partly cloudy and warmer tonight adHi variable winds near IO mph. Sunset today at I.*# pm and sunrise Thursday at 7:27 a m.
The Pittsburgh Maulers made NnhredteT* Mike Rosier the No. I pick today in the Unload States Foothill league s second collegiate draft. The San Antonio Gunslingers selected TXM*
KDoug Dawson as a territorial pick hi Bm
Israeli jets blasted pro-lraiuaa guerriBa stronghold* in east Lebanon’s Boh aa Valley today, and a prominent Mila tem leader
•ald at least 73 people were killed hi a devastating air strike..See /hpe 94
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Long waits for buses concern NBISD officials
Btadants waiting to ride tho school bus cull § thing q| the peat, depending
Milady by New Braunfels ISD officials.
Superintendent Charles Bradberry told trustees Tuesday night that school district afflate!* will b* looking it way* to “move Md* tittle more quickly.”
Bena atudente have to wait aa long aa 4ft ml—lea both bafaro end after school before frtHagra the bus, Bradberry said.
Bt said owe possibility would be to stagger
the starting times of elementary and secondary schools, with the older students beginning school as much as 50 minutes earlier.
This would be feasible, Bradberry explained, ainee fewer secondary students ride tbs bus. The staggered start also would cause secondary students to be dismissed earlier for extracurricular activities.
This method would allow campuses to be cleared in IMO minutes, instead of the
current wait of up to 45 minutes.
The superintendent believes discipline problems on the buses also would decrease since older and younger students would be asperated.
Bradberry said the optimum time to make the switch to the staggered times would be when the new elementary achoo! opens.
One problem in the plan he foresees is getting students out to extraneous potints and back in time.
As far aa the reaction by parents, teachers end official* on the proposal, Bradberry said, “I’ve found • tremendous amount of support.”
“I think it’s a good idea,” NBISD trustee Rudy Renner laid, adding he approved especially of cutting down the younger student’s waiting time.
Bradberry said he would bring a report back for action in March.
Tamez to seek election to Constable Precinct 4
Team and a* a reserve deputy sheriff for the county A graduate of Canyon High School and a 35-year resident of Precinct 4, he has completed 70 bjurs of basic law enforcement courses ut San Antonio, 240 hours of advanced law enforcement courses rn New Braunfels, and a course in radar-speed control
Tamez also belongs to: the Guadalupe Valley Peace Officer Association; the Guadalupe River Valley Association, the International Lions Club; the Fraternal Order of the Eagle* at Canyon Lake, the International Police Chief Association, the Comal County Fire Department; and RALAC, a combination of all river association*
Tamez and his wife, Lucille, have two children
By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer
New Braunfels resident Hilmar Guenther receives treatment for a shoulder injury from (from left) Howard Eickenhorst, Daniel Halberdier and Randy Tomasini after being involved in a car motorcycle wreck on the IH 35 access road Tuesday. Story, Page 10A.
Fidel Tamez of Mountain View Ranch ha* announced his intentions to run for the port of Constable, Precinct 4. He will run on the Republican ticket in the May primaries.
The office currently is held by James Ivy,
Tamez, X), has worked for lh years as a Comal County deputy sheriff reserve officer and for four years as a deputy constable in Precinct 4. Employed for 12 years as the foreman on Mountain View Ranch, he also is active on the Comal County Swat