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Vol. 92 - No. 131
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SUNDAY July 3,1983 50 cents
74 Pages — 5 Sections
(USPS 377-880*County teems with tourists
Garden Street on Camp Warnecke’s side of the bridge was lined with parked cars. Passing vehicles double-parked briefly to load and unload passengers.
At East Garden and Seguin Avenue, a family in a white sports car stopped a young woman bicycling home from lunch Saturday at a crowded restaurant. “Can you tell us how to get to... to the water slide place?” the mother asked.
As of Saturday night, Comal County Sheriff Walter Fellers estimated the population of Comal County at about 150.000.
“I went up yesterday (Friday) to Jacob's Creek Park, and it was full yesterday. Especially around the edges. People just camped on top of one another,” said Fellers, reporting on Canyon take. “I went up again this morning, and (FM) 306 was a solid stream of cars going that way.
“River Road is jammed full. Canyon take is jammed full. On the other end of the county, a lot of them are at that Guadalupe River State Park. I understand they (park personnel) have been turnin' 'em back,”
“I'd love to feed them all, but we can’t do everything,” joked Pat Cantrell, co-owner of the popular Pat’s Place restaurant near Prince Solms Park.
She said she had “no way of taking a count" on the number of customers her establishment had served during the day. "At least two," she said, wanting to err on the conservative side.
“I have no idea," groaned a waitress at Krause's Cafe, when asked the same question. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the line of people waiting for tables there stretched from the dining room through the delicatessen, and almost to the back door.
Fellers, who’s been in office for almost 31 years, had a feeling this was the biggest Fourth-of-July weekend crowd the county has ever had.
Boti) his office and the city police department have extra patrol units out. trying, where possible, to prevent problems before they happen. As of Saturday, some cars had been towed from no-parking areas on River Road, said a sheriff ’s office spokesman.
Water lovers float down the Comal River at Hinman Island Park
Rollover kills one man, injures two passengers
One man was killed and two were injured in a one •ar rollover on River Road Saturday.
It happened before sunup at the first Guadalupe ftiver crossing, approximately five miles north of Sew Braunfels According to the Department of Public Safety report, a southbound Pontiac Trans Am failed to make the nght-angle turn onto the bridge, hit the concrete curb, went off the roadway and landed upside down in the river.
Driver Kenneth Wayne Smart, 28. was pronounced dead by Peace Justice Precinct I Harold Krueger. Oliver Smart, also 28. was treated for multiple lacerations and McKenna Memorial Hospital, and released in good condition The men were Houston-
Another passenger. 28-> ear-old Rick Handel was treated for minor lacerations at McKenna.
The dead man's remains were taken to Austin for an autopsy, which is standard procedure for all Comal County traffic fatalities.
The River Road accident was the most serious on record at presstime, but minor incidents kept police forces and emergency medical services busy all day Saturday.
A 14-year-old New Braunfels boy was taken to McKenna for stitches after a bicycle accident in tanda Park at 3:15 p m An EMS spokesman said the youngster had “tried to jump a cable,’' and had a
laceration over the left ey ebrow .Another EMS patient, picked up at Slumber Falls and said to be suffering from heat stroke, really just had a very bad sunburn, said an ambulance attendant. It was so bad, Ute 24-year-old man was starting to suffer hypothermia. He was treated at .McKenna at approximately 6 30 p m The Canyon take EMS attended a traffic accident al Cedar Bluff, in which one man suffered a leg injury. The leg was first reported to be broken, but a Sheriffs Department spokesman said the victim was walking on it later in the evening This accident occurred just before 6 pm. and full details were not available at press lime
Great balls of fire
Fireworks display set for 9 p.m. Monday
City parks employees will light the fuse on approximately $3,800 worth of fireworks as the sun sets on Independence Day That will probably be about 9 p.m., and everyone is invited to come to tanda Park and watch.
Parks Director Court Thieleman thinks this is one of the two best times of the year, as far as city government is concerned.
"There are very few thing the city does that get ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from the public like the Christmas tree lighting on the Plaza, and the fireworks display tm the Fourth of July,” Thieleman said.
The city spends most of its energy doing jobs that citizens would notice only if they weren’t done, like picking up garbage, paving streets and controlling crime. When it takes time out to recognize a special occasion, "people really turn out,” said the parks director.
The fireworks display is free, and people are welcome to watch from the golf course, the parking
No garbage pickup Monday
Although a number of city employees will be on duty for the fireworks display Monday night, the Fourth of July is a holiday for the Sanitation Department. This means that no garbage will be picked up Monday morning
City Hall would also like to warn citizens that route schedules will change later this month As of July 18. trash must be out by 6 a in on regular pickup days, rather than 7, as at present
Schaefer files for city election
Gerald Schaefer, left, and Donnie Seay discuss an issue at a council meeting.
The mayor pro tem is going for a third term on the City Council Gerald Schaefer, the council’s second-in-command for the past two years, filed Friday afternoon for the District 2 council member's seat He was first elected to the council in 1977, and defeated challenger Doug Miller by a narrow margin in 1981)
As of Saturday night, no one had filed from District J, which includes the largely-Hispanic West End Schaefer, who could not bi* reached on Saturday, filed just four days after council passed an emergency ordinance calling the council election on Aug 13 Other candidates have little time to make up their minds, because
the filing deadline is July 12
The council, uncertain as to what the U S Department of Justice would say about New Braunfels' new district election plan, delayed calling the election until last week There s still no word from the justice department. which doesn t have to respond until Aug 7. But City Attorney John Churm urged the council to go ahead with pre-election procedure, so that the city will be ready if the plan is approved
If it isn t, or if the justice depart ment asks for additional study time, Monday's ordinance will become
See ELECTION, Page UA
lots or their own front yards But Thieleman says the best place to sit is on the west side of the lake.
"Approximately one-third of what we shoot off is ground displays,” he said The bright lights will be launched on the sloping east bank of the lake, facing across “If you’re on the golf course, you only see the ones that go up. You don’t see the welcome’ sign, or the ‘goodbye’ sign,” said Thieleman.
He recommended the main picnic area, or around the gazebo On the lake is good too, he added, for those lucky enough to get a paddle boat before they're all rented.
On the morning of the Fourth, the Sophienburg Memorial Association will stage a parade and an old-fashioned party on the Main Plaza
Walter Faust will ring the courthouse bells at 9 20 am, and the Community Band will play at 9 :30 The parade, featuring approximately 30 antique cars and bicycles, will leave from the museum on Coll Street at 9:45 and arrive downtown in time for the flag ceremony, patriotic speeches and barbershop music.
The celebration will conclude with a demonstration by the Volunteer Fire Department. Mike and Linda Dieter! will be selling ice cream and lemonade at old-fashioned prices
Today s Weather
The rest af the Fourth of July weekend will be partly cloudy and hot , with a 20 percent chance of thun dershowers tonight and Monday Winds today will be out of the southeast near 15 miles per hour Sunrise today will be atf:35a.m
like most business, the Herald Zertung will be closed Monday, July 4, so that our employees can have the day to enjoy all the typical holiday activities — have a cookout, visit relatives, get •unburned- with our families.
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Tourists canoe on the Guadalupe River.