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Growth panel lives past February deadline
By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer
It was supposed to "self-destruct” in February. But contrary to original plans, the Comal County Growth and Development Committee is alive and striving to complete its task.
That task — to study the effect growth and tourism are having on the county and make recommendations for meeting the resulting problems — was assigned to the 13-member panel last summer by Con ftiissi. Tiers Court
A few committee members neld an
"ad-hoc” meeting late last week to discuss finalizing the committee’s task, said Tim Darilek, Commissioners Court administrator and committee member.
At that meeting, committee members tried to "get a foothold on everything (surveys and studies) so that it can all be finalized into one document” that will be turned over to Commissioners Court, Darilek explained.
“Just guessing,” Darilek said the soonest Commissioners Court would have the committee's final report would be at least a month away.
Time is still needed, he said, to review subcommittee reports and document the findings of a survey distributed earlier this year by the committee.
"Tabulating responses” to the surveys is the process that has delayed the committee the most from completing its task on its original time phrame, he noted in a telephone interview Friday.
Upon its organization last fall, the committee agreed to a “self-destruct date" by February, 1983. "We hoped
See GROWTH. Page 14A
Atheist's son to speak at Civic Center Tuesday
William "Bill” Murray, former atheist and son of atheist leader Madalyne Murray O’Hair, will be the guest speaker of the Christian Women’s Club at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Civic Center.
Tickets for adults will be $2, and r children 12 and under are free. In addition to Murray’s testimony, those in attendance will hear gospel singers Dave and Carol Graves of San Antonio. Desserts and coffee will be I served.
I Murray was the plaintiff in the ' historic Supreme Court decision in 1963 that banned prayer and Bible reading from public schools. In 1979,
he became a born-again Christian, and now lives in Dallas.
"The Court case was a drastic mistake. Look at the current discipline problems, crime, drugs, moral decay and violence now in the schools,” Murray now says. "I was raised to believe that people who went to church were strange.’ I was not allowed to join the Boy Scouts or even have dinner at a friend’s house just in case a prayer was said before meals.”
Murray will describe growing up in an atheist’s home and his conversion. Reservations, requested but not necessary, can be made by calling 629-0406.
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Vol. 92 No. 46
66 Pages 4 Sections
OPEC price war takes ironic turn(Out fromI Under the Weather
Lu Quesada. a tennis player from Clemens High in Schertz, watches the rain from under a blanket while waiting to play in the
Staff photo bt John Santo'
Unicorn tournament Friday The weather finally cooperated, and play was completed Saturday Details in Sports
Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
In their desperate scramble to prevent a collapse of world petroleum prices. OPEC ministers must appreciate the irony of holding crisis talks in london
For the first time their success hinges on Britain’s cooperation Yet it was the startling increase in OPEC privet in the ItTV Cia I ^renea the door for Britain to become an .n-dependent oil power able to influence OPEC’s fate
When Britain decided lust month to cut its prices $3 a barrel, OPEC member Nigeria quickly slashed its price $5.50 a barrel, pushing the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to the brink of a price war Nigeria’s oil competes in European markets with that of Britain, which is not a cartel member.
That sent several key OPEC oil ministers scrambling between oil capitals this past week, climaxing with an unspecified "understanding on Friday and a decision to call a meeting of all 13 cartel members
Monday to seek a full agreement.
OPEC, which often meets at its headquarters in Vienna, Austria, has not explained why it chose london for the site of what may be its most crucial meeting.
It is believed the oil ministers will attempt to agree on a cut of about $4 a barrel in the OPEC base price of $34 It would be the first such reduction in the 22-year history of OPEC. They also will seek agreement on a plan for production quotas.
The situation has reached the stage where OPEC can no longer afford to tolerate free-lance behavior by other major oil exporters," the oil journal Middle East Economic Survey said Saturday. The outcome of Monday’s meeting of OPEC ministers "will depend very much on the policy and behavior of Britain," it added If the British undercut any new OPEC price, Nigeria may again be compelled to match it. That could trigger a bigger price cut by Saudi Arabia and its OPEC allies on the
See OPEC, Page 14AInsideToday's Weather
It will be sunny and windy today, with lake wind advisories possible for west to northwesterly winds at 15-25 mph and gusty Tonight and Monday will be fair. High today will be in the upper 70s. low tonight in the upper 40s, and a high Monday in the low 70s.On the Run
The high school track season got underway with a vengeance Saturday, as all six local boys’ arid girls’ squads saw action Details in Sports
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WEATHER..................... 3APope addresses Panama crowd in 110-degree heat
PANAMA CITY. Panama (AP) Addressing a sweltering outdoor Mass at which scores fainted under 110-degree temperatures, Pope John Paul ll on Saturday urged an estimated 300,000 faithful to renew their commitment to marriage and reject divorce.
Divorce is unacceptable” and "against the will of God,” the pontiff said at Albrook Air Field in the former U.S. Canal Zone, which reverted to Panamanian control in 1979. He also told the assembled to “say no” to
contraception, abortion, sterilization and living together unmarried.
People iii the crowd carried umbrellas to ward off the broiling sun One policemen said the temperature soared to 110 degrees and Red Cross workers could be seen taking away scores of worshippers who fainted Dust rose above the field where vendors sold pineapple slices, cotton candy and hot dogs.
Schoolchildren sang a song for the pope in his native Polish. A man wearing a baseball cap held up a sign
in Spanish quoting Abraham Uncoln: "God must love poor people. Otherwise he wouldn’t have made so many of them.”
The pope later was to address 40,000 poor farmers in Panama City’s Revolutionary Stadium and tell them to "avoid the temptation of violence and selfish class struggle” in seeking redistribution of land In an advance text of his speech, he pronused church support for farm development programs aimed at eliminating "unfair” situations.
The pope was to return Saturday night to a temporary base in Costa Rica and set out Sunday for war-racked El Salvador, where there were reports a new attempt might be made to kill the pontiff, the target of two previous assassination attempts.
Earlier Saturday, as schoolchildren waved pompoms and cheered, Panamanian President Ricardo de la Espriella welcomed the pope to Omar Torrijos International Airport and decreed a "joyous fiesta of faith.” As the pope beamed, the president said,
“Through God’s generosity we do not suffer from the extremes that afflict much of the rest of this region.”
The Vatican took the unusual step of releasing a report of Friday’s closed-door meeting between the pope and Nicaragua's ruling Sandinista junta, saying the pope felt used by the Sandimstas, who greeted him with anti-U.S. speeches, chanted Marxist slogans, and failed to place a cross at a Mass site According to the Vatican, the Sandimstas told the pope, who is on an
eight-day, eight-nation mission to Central America, that the United States was planning full-scale military intervention in El Sa vador. They asked him to persue ie the Reagan administration to stop the alleged action, the Vatican said.
The pope replied there must be "a political, not a military solution” to Central America’s conflicts, the Vatican said, adding the pontiff felt very strongly about his position, which "was not a mere declaration of principles.’’
Public schools week set
Texas Public Schools Week begins Monday, and area schools have a number of special events and programs planned. Parents are urged to take time this week to visit their child’s school.
Here are some of tile activities planned:New Braunfels ISD
Parents are invited to NBISD to visit their child’s school during Texas Public Schools Week.
“Encourage your child in applying himself or herself to gain the best possible education now,” said Assistant Supt. Oscar Smith.
Urging parents to visit NBISD schools, Smith said, “Show your children that you are proud of their schools. Ifs your duty. It should be your pleasure.”
Activities at various NBISD schools next week is as follows:
• Lamar Special Education: An open
house will be held at the school on 240 N. Central from 8 a m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. All interested school personnel and community patrons are invited to visit the classrooms and talk with the staff to learn about Lamar’s program for handicapped students. Parents of Lamar students are encouraged to eat lunch in the cafeteria with their child on Wednesday. Cost for lunch is $1.50 per person. Coffee and cookies will be served throughout the day.
• Lone Star Primary: An open house will be held on Monday beginning at 7 p.m. to give patrons and parents an opportunity to visit classrooms and view student work, which will be on display.
• Seele Elementary: Parents of Seele students are welcome to visit the school throughout the week. On Wednesday, however, parents of first grade students (who will be enrolled in Seele next year)
are invited to attend an orientation meeting in the cafeteria and tour the school.
• Carl Schurz Intermediate: The Carl Schurz PTA will meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the school cafetorium. Following this meeting will be program presented by fourth grade students. The school will also be open for visits during school hours throughout Public Schools Week. Vistors are asked to check in with the school’s office prior to visiting the classrooms.
• New Braunfels Middle School: An open house will be held Thursday along with a PTA meeting and the election of FTA officers. Patrons are especially invited by the school personnel to vitis the school during the week.
• New Braunfels High School. Parents,
See SCHOO!£, Page 14A
Rec Center funds on agenda
The future of the luanda Recreation Center may be a little more dear after the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Parks Office.
The Rec Center expects to run out of money by the end of March. That revelation led to the idea of the city taking over the Rec Center, and setting up a real city recreation division as part of the Parks and Recreation Department.
More discussion and possible action on that proposal is on the agenda Monday night, along with citizen’s communications and the park director’s report.
Arts and Cultural Commission
Even though “the arts” lost the battle for funds at the Valentine’s Day City Council meeting, the Arts and Cultural Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday to review requests for funding, and will forward those funding
recommendations to City Council.
The Greater New Braunfels Arts Council had requested 25 percent of the city hotel-motel tax. The Chamber of Commerce convention and tourism committee received 80 percent, IO percent went to the city, and the remaining IO percent went to "the arts.”
In years past, that IO percent has been divided between Circle Arts Theatre, the Mid-Texas Symphony, the Sophienburg Museum and the New Braunfels Conservation Soc iety.
With one exception, all topics on Monday’s Commissioners Court agenda concern subdivisions.
The exception is the court’s consideration of appointing a deputy constable to precinct I.
See MEETINGS, Page MA