New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 1, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
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TUESDAY March 1,1983 25 cents
MSW Braunfels, Texas Vol. 92 — No. 42 12 Pages (USPS 377-880)
Three-way contest in NBISD
Denson joins race
With the deadline for candidates to file for Hie April 2 school board election approaching, one more name lias been added to the list in the New Braunfels Independent Sc hool District Doca1 businesswoman Bonnie Uhr Denson is the thud candidate to file for place 5 on the NBISD sellout board Also running for this position which will be* vacated when Trustee William Ut* Jr , step> down are Glad)* Hurtling and Konald Dairy tuple Wednesdu) is tile deadline to file, and Friday is the last da> to register to vote for the April 2 election
Denson who is an officer in Densons Inc (Densons gift shopi and landmark Enterprises i the building and property surrounding the shop) said Blere are three reasons why she chose to run.
•Tm a concerned parent. I’m concerned
that th* education system continues to move forward in its thinking and objective in its direction," the 39-year-old woman noted in a telephone interview
Denson, who has a 15-year-old high school daughter, also felt that NBISD\ “continued good growth should work as a catalyst for its potention for excellence for both the educators and tile students."
“The New Braunfels school district lias continued to be a system of which to be proud and we’re at a pivotal point now and we can’t afford to be apathetic,” she said for her third reason.
The “pivotal point’’ she referred to has to do with the district currently being in tile process of looking for a new superintendent and trying
See NBISD, Page 12
Miss M.A.S.H.? Council says 'no' and rushes through Monday agenda
City Council celebrated the final episode of M AS H. Monday night b> dropping priorities from its agenda, and appro* mg what remained with one vote — all in less than 45 minutes.
“I want you all to remember this when pro football season comes around," Councilman Max Winkler joked, as the adjournment gavel sounded, and his "consenting” comrades glanced at the chamber clock...8:15 p m. Still time to see Hot Lips show Hawkeye how she got her nickname, and Col. Potter ride off into the sunset on his horse Sophie
The night’s work was accomplished swiftly with one vote on a consent agenda, as to reconunendations listed in the council’s packets. The consent agenda passed, with one “no” vote, i’m going to cover my tail,” Councilman Joe Rogers
Setting priorities for street improvements for 1983-84 and proposals for repairing, replacing and updating departmental radio equipment were dropped from the agenda as priority items, and will be taken up at the council’s next meeting
Items covered with the consent vote included: The purchase* of a $29,995 mini-quick response* fire truck from W A Neel, Associates and Fire Appliance Co.; downtown sidewalk sales dates of April 8, July I and Nov 4; recommendations from the I .anda Park Advisor) Board that the New Braunfels Amateur Softball Association be allowed to install advertising signs and the San Antonio Gypsy Motorcycle Club be allowed exclusive use
of Cypress Bend Park from noon July 15 to midnight July lh for its Tenth Annual Aardvark Rally
Also, a request from U*roy F Albrecht to construct a concrete retaining wall at 230 Rio Dr., abutting on the Guadalupe River; another request from the Guadalupe Valley Shrine Club to solicit funds around the Main Plaza March 26; and resolutions extending the current lease agreement with Jim Biedermann for the lumda Park boat and bicycle concession, and the transfer.of funds from the contingency account to the animal patrol account for payment of a one-half ton truck.
Committee looking for downtown site
By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer
Within the next two to three weeks, the 20-plus sites being considered by the jail site selection committee will be w hittled down to half a dozen.
Of these six sites, the committee is hoping at least one will include a downtown site, Elliot Knox told members of the Downtown Merchants' Association Tuesday morning
Knox, who heads up the jail site selection committee, appeared before the downtown association by invitation of the group
The assocation became involved in the new jail's location out of its concern for the vitality of the downtown area as well as downtown business.
Downtown merchants are wormed that someday the county might move some of the courts out of the Cour
thouse to the new facility. Clark and commissioners have emphasized, however, that should this ever happen there are enough county administrative offices to fill and keep the Courthouse active.
Included initially in the new criminal justice facility will be a jail and offices for the Sheriff’s Department and a justice of the peace.
From his committee’s membership. Knox has appointed three subcommittees to study all the named sites and recommend six within the next two weeks.
These six will be put before Knox's main committee membership that will pick the best three or four sites to recommend to Commissioners Court
The court, who appointed the committee, will have the final say as to which site is selected. Prior to selecting a location, however, the court will hold a public hearing to discuss the three or four sites
proposed. County Judge Fred Clark has said.
Keeping the downtown area vital and alive is an important consideration in selecting a jail site, said Knox, who assured downtowners that his subcommittees were trying to come up with at least one downtown location recommendation.
“Other factors need to be considered besides dollars and cents.” said Knox “I feel like the responsibility of our community is to the voters of the community."
But, Knox noted that there are other considerations — such as planning for future expansion and initial construction costs — that his committee had to keep in mind in recommending sites.
“What bother me most about (finding i a downtown location.’’ said Knox, “is attempting to get or locate
See JAIL, Page 12
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Hospital nuns in fatigues. Max Klinger look-alikes in cocktail dresses and revelers in surgical scrub suits joined millions of other people who settled down before TV sets in an often cheery. sometimes tearful, farewell to “M-A-S-H."
In a 2‘^-hour finale Monday night on CBS, the make-believe surgeons, nurses and support crew of the 4077 Mobile Army Surgical Hospital folded their tents and shipped out for other roles, ending a string of 251 episodes over 11 seasons
The series, which depicted a mixture of merriment and morality amid war s may hem, ran about eight years onger than the actual Korean conflict.
The final episode, entitled "Goodbye. Farewell arui Amen.” was written by star Alan Alda, executive producer Burt Metcalf and six other writers. The fadeout showed a helicopter carrying surgeon Capt. "Hawkeye” Pierce (Alda i leaving for home — a symbolic reverse since wounded arriving in helicopters were the show's opening trademark
The real war began on June 25.1950, when 60,000 North Korean troops invaded South Korea, and it ended officially with an armistice on July 27. 1953. U.S. military forces serving with the United Nations contingent suffered 157,530 casualties in the fighting.
In Los Angeles, the cast gathered for a private screening at 20th Cen-tury-Fox studios. No news coverage was allowed. Alda had insisted that the showing be private.
More M.A.S.H., Page 8
The "M-A-S-H” crew later went to a West Los Angeles restaurant ai another off-limits farewell party As Alda walked past two Associated Press photographers, he said. "Please guys, leave me alone tonight."
But other gatherings particularly the “farewell to M-A-S-H bashes" held in bars, living rooms and auditoriums around tile country were any thing but private
See M.A.S.H.. Page 12
Sts ft ohoto by Cindy Richardson
M.A.S.H. Bash celebrants (from left) Craig Kneuper, Todd Winegar and Jim Wagner toast the series’ final chapter at the Faust
fly off into sunset
More for the course
City eyes higher fees for golf course
By OEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
An ordinance amending I .anda Park golf course fees passed on first reading at C ity Council Monday night But bef«*re it s al) mer. City Manager F N Delashuiutt said, things could get totally bloodthirsty
Tile ordinance, as proposed by the I .anda Park Golf Advisory Board, asked for increases in annual course green fees for non-residents of New Braunfels, in daily green fees before 6 p.in for persons 18 years and older. an additional $15 charge to nonresidents for annual trail fees for golf carts and a penalty of between lo and $10 for annual green fees paid in two installments
Also included in the board’s ordinance was a $5 trail fee for anyone
w ho borrows a golf cart from someone pay ing the trail fee What the council approved on first reading was the 50-cent increase in daily fees, no change in annual green fees or trail fees with the exception of the $5 borrowing charge, and the penalty for the two-mstallinent plan for annual green fees The proposed increase in annual course green fees for one adult nonresident (from $160 to $1801, and the increase for non-resident families from $235 to$2701 didn t set well with the council, or with the city manager We went through this same thing about seven years ago. It got as complicated as only for those in the Greater New Braunfels shopping area,’ and was totally bloodthirsty." Delashmutt said This has bloodthirsty potential, too My recom
mendation to the council is to approve the daily fee increase, which would bring iii an additional $2-4.000, and the penalty for the installment plan, and iea\e it at that “This is only the first reading,” Delashmutt added “The golf board meets again before the second or third reading, and I’m sure we’U have some guidance here for that "
Several councilmembers wanted to -simply send the ordinance back, but the majority passed its own version on first reading - giving the golf board only Ila lf of its w is bes The “intent” behind the increase for annual green fees for nonresidents gave Councilman Donnie Seay problems “This difference in fees for residents and non-residents —
See GOLF. Page 12
Sfat* pf'i>tv by John Ss'Het
The sptrit(s) of M A S H. will live on
Locals hospitalized after Sunday wreck on IH 35 frontage road
Two New Braunfels residents were listed in satisfactory condition at McKenna Memorial Hospital Tuesday, following a two-car accident Sunday night which injured six people at the intersection of FM 306 and the Interstate 35 access road.
Juan Garcia of 270 Hidalgo and Mary Jo Mata of 150 Merriweather were passengers in a 1969 Ford truck, reportedly struck broadside by Hector Manuel Flores of San Antonio in a 1972 Ford. Flores was charged with Driving While Intoxicated by police, refused to take a breath test, and was released on a $300 bond Monday morning.
The other three occupants of the truck — one-year-old Juan Mata Jr., two-year-old Lupe Mata, and driver -Concepcion Mala — were also taken to McKenna, and were either treated and released, or admitted overnight and discharged Monday.
The police report stated Flores was traveling south on FM 306, apparently ran the stop sign at the access road intersection, and hit the truck, which was going west on the frontage road. The accident occurred at approximately 6: IO p.m. Sunday.
— DEBBIE DeLOACH
Staff photo by John Sttnltn
New Braunfels patrolmen compare notes in the wake of Sunday's wreck
Comal County forecast calls for sunny today, turning partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday Winds will be southerly near IO mph today, and light southeasterly tonight. Sunset will be at 6 30 p.m., and sunrise Wednesday w ill be at 6 52 a rn
They spent all season climbing the basektball polls, and finally, the Houston Cougars are rated No I. See Page 5
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