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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 18, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Food distribution draws crowd, moves to new site By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Next month, the more than 400 people who have waited in line each month to collect their share of government food at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church will he making a trip across town to the National Guard Ar mol y the new home of the distribution center Ann Bartholomew, one of Comal County’s Community Council of South Central Texas directors, said the distribution site has been at the church for two years and the church has asked the council to relocate. ‘And that's only right.” she said. adding that the armory site is much larger and will more easily accommodate the crowds Distribution volunteers said church officials (Photo by De^y! Clatk)Teens escape serious injury in Jeep rollover Two New Braunfels teen agers escaped major injuries when the deep tbe\ were riding in rolled over lour times throwing them from the vehicle on the Interstate < • access road about 4 p ut Wednesday Stephanie Kills lid of Cibolo said she thanks Cod that the driver of the Jeep swerved to miss her ar as she entered the access road from the interstate hut she hopes both young men recover Police reports of the accident state that Christopher Mien 18 and Pedro Ayala IT both of New Braunfels were driving south on the northbound two-way access road when Allen tailed to yield the right 01 way to Kills who vs is ex ding from tin* highway Allen swerved to miss tin* oncoming car forcing his Jeep off the pave ment witnesses said When the driver fried to maneuver his vehicle onto the pavement it rolled over four times police reports slate I would have gotten hit if he \ hadn t dodged me Kills -aid I looked in the rear view mirror and saw the wreck Kriea Kills a passenger said she watched as ‘fie Jeep rolled over I turned around and I saw them tumbling Then I looked hack and there was the body she said Both men were listed in satisfactory condition ii McKenna Memorial Hospital \ hospital spokesperson said the injuries were not major No citations were issued See FOOD, Page 2 Comal County residents wait for commodity distribution at the church.ThursdayJune 18, 1987 25 CentsN BU, city compromise todown-scale transfer By DAVID MAY Stall Writer \ compromise between city and utility officials ironed out before the New Braunfels I Dillies board meeting Wednesday was approved by NHI trustees in a 4-to-l vote The utilities approved granting the city bult is requested additional b alisier amount with no strings attached I'be city beginning in Jaunary will receive six monthly payments totaling SIJu.JiKi to oifset budget -hortfalls (Tty Council, whose members were notified of the ar rangement and found it acceptable according to board member Mayor ieorge Krben are expected to accept the grant and give liscal 1987 38’s general operating budget or dinunce its third and final reading to day at 5 lo p m in the meeting room of the utilities City Manager Joe Michie -aid the city will defer the hiring of ail proposed additional police and fire department personnel until Jan I in eluding necessary vehicles tor the police department additions and said the move also keeps intact a proposed employee pay raise af I to J percent Trustee Vice President Albert Kosko. who opposed any type of in creased transfer of funds throughout discussions voted against the itility grant Tile monies provided will come from funds that the utility would have placed in its contingency reserve fund The board said that with a current land of some MHO.ouo, by tile tune January rolls around they expec t to have right at SI million in surplus funds See NBU Page 2 tired of the large numbers of people moving through the building tile third Tuesday ol each month “The priest said he believed it should be a community thing and that everyone should be involved,” said Lupe Keyes, a CCSCT employee who works with food distribution in tile county About than 125 people gathered outside of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church before 7• BO a m. Tuesday to wait their turn in the lines to collect government distributed food. Bartholomew said By mid-morning, more than UXJ people had come to get their share of free food. A small group of women, some chatting away in Spanish, sat under a shaded picnic area while a long line of people waited in the sun for their chance to wind into the building New Braunfels New Braunfels, TexasOne Section, 18 Pages Flood fears unfounded as dam release goes up In case you didn t know' G rue ne River Bridge crossing was closed at about IO p rn Wednesday night The Menu CLASSIFIED.........15-17 COMICS.................14 CROSSWORD............3 DEAR ABBY............18 KALEIDOSCOPE.......ll OPINIONS.......  4 SCRAPBOOK ..........IO SPORTS..............12,13 Stammtisch Frank “Old Man River” Smith and Bill Haas have rafted in the Guadalupe when it flowed at some > iMMI cubic feet per second and say it s a lot of fun. not nearly as horrible as the faint hearted may make it sound Course Frank knows this river like the back of his hand and says you gotta know what you’re do mg to safely and successfully negotiate the channel It helps to have a raft larger than a two- or three person craft Frank suggests that daring folks who finds themselves in trouble and wind up tipping over in a 5 JKK I plus cfs river should recognize that swimming is. for the most part, futile Y ou don't swim You certainly don’t try to swim back upstream XII that is going to happen is you’re going to go backwards said Haas Frank concurs and says that you will not reach the hank if you try to swim directly to it. and probably the hest recourse is to go with the flow and try to steer yourself gradually to the side all the while doing your best to simply stay ibove the surface State Sen Judith Zaffirini will address her constituents at 7 to p rn Tuesday June 22. in the meeting room of First F ederal Savings and Loan Xssociation Comal County Democrats are sponsoring Sen Zaf brim s speech on the upcoming special session of our Texas Legislature The public is invited and refreshments will be available .Members of the Democratic Party in Comal County are asked to arrive at 7 p rn for a short business meeting Jan Fstes a fine human being, is president of the CCD The Sophienburg Memorial Association Inc s Fourth of July celebration will include antique and classic cars being driven down San Antonio Street, circling the Plaza and toodlmg on down Lamia to its namesake park Somewhere along the way, the Stratemann family and friends will join in the entourage on antique bicycles The Community Band will do its thing under the direction of a fine musician and con ductor Arlen Tieken. and will herald the arrival of the parade to Area ll in Lamia Park, probably around IO a m The Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps color guard will present the colors and there will be renditions of the National Anthem, serenades by barber shop quartets and other neat stuff When it gets bot rn Texas it sure nut does get bot Mostly sunny skies will be the norm for the rest of the week and into the weekend There’s a 20 percent chance of thunder showers this afternoon and tonight, with a daytime high expected in the 90s Tonight will be fair and warm with a low in the upper 70s and southeast winds near IO mph Karly morning cloudiness will greet us in the a rn with a sunny and hot afternoon on tap High will reach the mid-90s Sunday through Monday is more of the same with late night and early morning cloudiness, sunny and hot afternoons and fair evenings Highs will be rn the 90s and lows in the 70s Bv DAVID MAY and JIM WE BRE Staff Writers C oncerns from property owners downstream of Canyon Lake Dam along the Guadalupe River that maximum discharges from the dam will cause flooding are un necessary, according to Corps of Engineer officials Reports of total flows of cfs or greater within the channel refer to flows downstream of New Braunfels proper and indicate what Corps engineers said would be the result of a 2,Jon cfs dam release combining with other runoff and tributary contributions into the Guadalupe by the time it reaches Victoria in about five days The total flow within the Guadalupe at Victoria Thursday was greater than 20.(KHI cfs and was decreasing. Corps officials said Within New Braunfels and Comal County. It may get as deep as IO feet in some places and will probably put some picnic tables or barbeque pits under water, but there wiH not be any significant property flooding, said Jerry Brite reservoir manager for the Corps at the lake Lake officials began releasing what by ti p rn yester day was to be 2,500 cubic feet per second Brite said by Friday the release rate may be increased to the max unum 5.200 cfs in an effort to low cr t he lake level Sally Worst of the Fort Worth office said all releases are continuously monitored and all figures to date are contingent on little or no rainfall within the next several days or w eeks As of 5 a rn Thursday Canyon Lake hit its all time high a recorded 942 23 feet above mean sea level and was continuing to rise at a slow rate The level at which un controlled spillage occurs is 943 feet above mean sea level Conditions ut the lake were reassessed and the lake level was not expected to rise above the 943-foot mark Brite said the dam has been monitored continuously for structural soundness The three vulnerable points along the dam. the hollow portion at the bottom center ot the dam where waters are released and attached abutments on either side were neither eroded weakened nor threatened in any way by the increased lake capacity “What you have here is a real good story where your tax dollars and mine have built a dam that works said Sally W'erst, public information officer for the Corps’ regional Fort W orth office .chere lake and weather comb Dons have been monitored Corps and lake officials have said continuously thai the dam was performing the function for which it was con strutted contain the flood waters People need to understand that W erst said Werst said economists have estimated the savings to properties as a result of the dam was around $2 million adding the estimate is conservative Damage totaling in the millions of dollars of damage already have occurred as a result of month-long rams that dumped a total of some 28 inches of rain on portions of South ( entra! Texas especially in the \ ictoria vicinity Corps officials today continued to discharge roughly 2,500 cfs after National Weather service officials in San Antonio reported that no precipation is anticipated within the next several days and following reports in downstream areas such as < Hero and Guadalupe that the river and its inflow levels had receded See RIVER Page 2 Site of construction accident Wednesday at Smithson Valley High School that seriously injured two workers A MAST helicopter ambulance arries one of the injured men to a San Antonio hospital. (Photos by Leslie Kriewaldti Two injured when 500-pound beams fall at new school site By DAVID MAY Staff Writer One man remains in critical condition and another is reported in satisfactory condition in area hospitals Unlay following a tragic ac cadent Wednesday morning at the construction site of the new Smithson Valley High School on Smithson V alley Road Gregory Stoutamire. 26. of Lytle was listed as critical this morning by Brooke Army Medical Center of finals at Fort Sum Houston in San Antonio where he w as transported by MAST helicopter from the site He sustained head injuries and one report that he was brain dead would not he confirmed by BA.MC officials. In satisfactory condition today at McKenna Memorial Hospital is Keith Schoolcraft. 25, ut San Antonio His injuries are said to be hack injuries He was transported by Bulverde Emergency Medical Service ambulance According to Comal County Sheriff’s Deputy Roger Nolte both men were standing on a steel beam about 20 feet above ground when a crane hoisting beams to the men ap parently struck the one they were standing on. knocking them to the ground and sending five >no-pound beams on top of them It wasn’t the tail so much as the beams that fell on top of them, said Nolte ol the men njur es Schoolcraft was listed as tieing employed by subcontractor Weedie s Welding and Fabrication Reports were incomplete today as to the employer of Stoutamire Law.son-A villa ol Houston is the general contractor at the -ate Paul Lawson arrived at the scene this morning and company officials were not issuing any statements Officials See INJURED, Page 2 ;