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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 12, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Clements says program would create state jobs AUSTIN (AP) — Renewing his call for ‘ ‘jobs, jobs, jobs,” Gov. Bill Clements says the $35 million cost of his newest economic development program will be repaid many times over by the new taxpayers who find work because of it.    _    _    _ See Page 3 Area garden clubs seek new members for 1989 There may be many people in the community who are wondering what a garden club is and if they could benefit from belonging to one. The only prerequisite is a desire to learn about gardening. See Page 7 Vs ou 0,; c* a, Sp.\° to Shc ^ % Purvis Short i.    '/g, Houston Rockets, points and pulled down Antonio 122-117 in oven Spurs scored a franchise lo. quarter. -tart for the ;r, -ored26 at San <Jit. The a the first jB Page 8 New Braunfels A rM Vol. 137, No. 44 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144 Thursday January 12, 1989 25 Cents One Section, 12 Pages Good day Vandals A cold front was expected to move through the arca around    ^ mid-day, bringing with it a good ^ A. -I -chance for more rain. The high    I    I/ f-A today will be 65 degrees with the    m/M    lim    V low dropping to 39 degrees overnight. Friday will be a nasty day    rn    rn with cloudy, windy and cold con-    g~v    I ditions and a good chance of rain.    I I I IV I I The high will be 43 degrees and the low will be 37 degrees.    Comal    Coumy    sheriffs    office ,ns,da:    detectives are investigating recent CLASSIFIED.............................9-11    burglaries at elementary schools in COMICS.........................................6    Comal Independent School District. CROSSWORD...............................3    Bulverde Primary School and DEAR ABBY...............................12    Bulverde Elementary School were hit HOROSCOPE................................6    by vandals after IO p.m. Tuesday. KALEIDOSCOPE...........................7    C1SD campuses have been hit four SCRAPBOOK................................4    times in the last two weeks. Smithson SPORTS......................................8-9    Valley High School and Goodwin TV LISTINGS.................................6    Primary School were vandalized WEATHER.....................................2    earlier. “We’ve been hit real hard this year,” said CISD Superintendent Bill Brown. “We’re puzzled after all this time not getting any leads.” The kitchen is back to normal and all things are go at Landa Station following a Christmas Eve kitchen fire that put the menu on hold a while. Landa Station began full service again last weekend and is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The bar is open from ll a.m. to midnight during the week and until I a.m. Saturday.... to buy water Aquatics Director Marcus Tonish gets in some quiet night fishing at the spring-fed pool in Landa Park. Troutfest 89 continues at the spring-fed pool through Jan. 22 and a fishing license is not required to participate in the recreational fest at the pool, which was stocked with rainbow trout by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Tonish said more youngsters than ever before are participating this year and the pool will be re-stocked today. (Photo by Deryl Clark) By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer Directors of the Edwards Underground Water District have agreed in principle to provide funds to purchase water for a surface water treatment plant to be built by New Braunfels Utilities. The panel voted 13-2 to provide funds to New Braunfels Utilities to purchase 6,700 acre feet of raw watei per year for five years to offset with drawal of groundwater from the aquifer. A Bexar County director and a Medina County director voted against the agreement. An agreement between NBU and the water district still must be approved by the directors. Dr. Kenneth Ikels, Comal County Chairman of the Edwards Underground Water District, said the board agreed to pay See WATER, Page 2 NBU to discuss business surveys Stammtisch See SCHOOL, Page 2 New Braunfels Utilities officials will answer questions and explain the surveys that have been sent to 410 commercial and industrial customers tonight at 6:30 in New Braunfels Civic Center. The surveys are part of a pretreatment program mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency. NBU’s order to develop an EPA-approved pre-treatment program was included in a permit issued for NBU to expand the Gruene Wastewater Treatment Plant to treat I, I OO,(XX) gallons per day. This is the first time NBU has requested a change in one of its treatment plant permits since a law requiring the pre-treatment program went into effect. Roger Biggers, NBU manager of technical services, said NBU has to develop a system of testing and monitoring all “industrial dischargers.” An The Rehabilitation Institute of San Antonio is sponsoring a Stroke Educational Series exclusively for survivors, family members and other care givers. The meeting tonight is from 7 to 9 p.m. at RIOS A, 9119 Cinnamon Hill. The lecture will cover appropriate leisure and activities and community resources. For more information, call Grog Snowden or Janet Greenwood 691-0737.... The Schertz Public Library and the Schertz Humane Society will sponsor the sixth annual Benefit Dance and Auction Feb. 4 at the VFW Post 8315 in Schertz on FM 78. A live western band will be featured and bidding on auction items will occur several times throughout the evening. Proceeds are returned to the community. The event begins at 8 p.m. and admission is $3 per person. Call die library at 658-6011 for more information.... The National Arts Society is searching across the Southwestern United States for poetry writers. The society will be publishing a book titled Poems of the Great Southwest. If you are interested in sending one or two poems, 25 lines or fewer, the society will consider them for publishing. The poems must be written about something pertaining to the southwest and they must be original. Send your poem(s) to the National Arts Society, P.O. Box 95, Pass Christian, Miss. 39571, Sm STAMMTISCH, Page 2 Library receives weighty subject $25,000 bequest The Dittlinger Memorial Library this month received $25,000 from the estate of Bruno Dittlinger. “The Dittlinger family has a history of being generous when it comes to our library,” said Library Director Vickie Hocker this week. Bruno Dittlinger, 93, died July 22, 1987. The Dittlinger Memorial Library was constructed with a substantial contribution from Bruno Dittlinger and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Liebscher. A gift of $80,000 to match federal funds was presented to the City of New Braunfels in 1967 to build a new library as a memorial to Mr. and Mrs. Hippolyt Dittlinger, parents of Bruno Dittlinger and Mrs. Liebscher. In making the 1967 gift to the library, the donors said they wanted to create a close link with the past, present, and future, and also offer it as a token of appreciation to their community. “This recent bequest reflects yet another generous contribution to the continuance of quality library service to our community,” said Hocker. Hocker will make a report concerning the recent bequest to the library advisory board at its meeting Monday. “I will ask the board for input on developing guidelines or a policy concerning the use of the bequest according to the terms of the will,” she said. The will states the money is to be used for maintenance of library property. Israeli planes raid camps in Lebanon SIDON, Lebanon (AP) — Israeli warplanes today rocketed bases of Palestinian terrorist Abu Nidal outside this southern port for the second time in 13 hours and police said smoke billowed from the area. Two Israeli jets roared in at 10:05 a.m. to attack camps belonging to Abu Nidal’s Fatah-Revolutionary Council in Majdalyoun Valley, four miles east of Sidon. There were no immediate reports of casualties at the bases, which Israeli military authorities said served as a planning and staging area for terrorist attacks. The Fatah-Revolutionary Council, an extremist PLO splinter group, has been blamed for terrorist attacks against Israel and Western European countries, most notably the Rome and Vienna airport massacres in December 1985. A police spokesman said the two Israeli jets mounting today’s raid fired four rockets ‘‘in a few seconds and flew away west toward the Mediterranean.” The spokesman, who cannot be identified under standing rules, said smoke was billowing from the valley. See RAID, Page 2 The city’s user-fee program paid off this month when the Parks and Recreation Department purchased a $4,000 8-station weight machine with money raised through the parks’ fees. Recreation Director Charlie Sandberg, left, tells Dan Walker the fee for using the machine at the rec center is $10 per month, or $24 for three months, $49 for six months or $99 for a year. The rec center in Landa Park is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Photo by Deryl Clark industrial discharger is a business discharging one of 126 regulated pollutants. The eight-page survey asks everything from general infonnation to a qualitative analysis of discharge. All surveys must be returned to NBU by Jan. 20. Survivors pulled out of rubble MOSCOW (AP) — Six people who survived on canned vegetables, fruit and pickles for 35 days after the Armenian earthquake were pulled alive from the rubble of an apartment building in Leninakan, Tass reported today. The survivors were rescued Wednesday, Tass said, the 35th day after the Dec. 7 earthquake that killed an estimated 25,000 people in northwest Armenia. The six men were found under the rubble in the basement of a nine-story apartment building which had collapsed on them, the official Soviet news agency said in a report from Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. They survived because there was plenty of canned food stored in the basement, Tass said. All are hospitalized in Yerevan but none are in danger, doctors told the news agency. Officials had ended the search for survivors weeks ago. One of the six, Aikaz Akopyan, had medical training and administered massages to the others to relieve the pain of their injuries, Tass said. The first reports said one of the men, Karin Sarkissyan, had a broken arm, but there were no immediate details on their others’ injuries. ‘‘On the day of the earthquake, I asked five neighbors to help me carry two heavy jars to the basement,” Akopyan was quoted as telling Tass. ‘‘Just then, we suddently heard a terrible roar. The walls began to collapse. I thought a war had started.” Ste SURVIVORS, Pag* 2 Police capture youth wanted for robberies Taking stock $2 million street value Task force seizes drugs By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer After escaping from authorities in December, a 15-year-old boy wanted in connection with several convenience store robberies was apprehended today at Circle K on Loop 337. New Braunfels police officer Robert Parchmann observed auspicious activities when Gerald Walters, 60, 450 Clearfield, came from behind the convenience store at the comer of Common Street and Loop 337 around I a.m., said New Braunfels police spokesman Martin Mayer. “He stopped and checked him out and found alcohol in the car and the juvenile,” he said. “Because of the suspicious activities, officer Kevin Stevens backed him up” and arrested the juvenile. The juvenile had escaped in handcuffs from two San Antonio Texas Youth Commission parole officers Dec. 9. He was apprehended without incident this morning, Mayer said, adding he didn’t try to run this time. “He will be taken back to TYC with See JUVENILE, Page 2 Two pounds of mcthamphctamincs and four gallons of methamphetamine oil were recovered from a San Antonio man’s pickup truck on Texas 46 Monday night by members of the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force. Joseph Allen Saldavar, 33, 3815 Long Ridge, San Antonio, was arrested on a charge of aggravated manufacturing around 8 p.m. approximately four miles east of U .S. 281. Saldavar had been under investigation by the task force when he was arrested, according to officers. Comal County sheriff’s office also assisted in the arrest. See DRUGS, Page 2 Board agrees ;