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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 1, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas 4A    Sew    B/aun#eis    He*akl    Zesting    Sunday,    May    I.    1983OpinionsHerald-Zeltung Dave Kramer, . ’.vm Mo* .iv*•*    Robert    Johnson,    EditorGuest viewpointLet's pass the NBISD bond propositions When it comes to bond issues. New Braunfels Independent Sc hool District is on a three-game losing streak dating back to 1977. It’s time that streak was broken. The improvements the district wants are not outlandish They are not frills Most of them are overdue They were needed in 1977 and '78, when two bond issues failed, and they’re needed even more now. Basically. NBISD is in a bind, and a bond issue is the only way out Ideally, a school district should have a balance between residential and industrial property, with residential supplying the kids and industry paying a hefty chunk of the bills NBISD has all of one category I houses i and almost none of the other i industry i As a result, tlx* district depends on bond issues and the voting public to finance major projects A look at the crowded elementary schools tells us the* public hasn t been too good to NBISD the past few years In some ways the district has been at fault Five years ago, voters overwhelmingly rejected an ‘ all-or-nothing" package, forcing trustees to come back with four separate propositions. Only one passed, possibly due to resentment over the first package This year, the same process has been repeated, and trustees also admit their "low-key" promotion of last February’s bond package was a mistake To aggravate matters, the district hasn t been overly blessed with luck, either The economy is just now starting to pull out of a recession. Comal County Appraisal District is revaluing property, which means higher taxes for many people, bond issue or no This is not a ideal time to bf* asking for money But despite all this, we need to pass the three propositions on Tuesday’s ballot Yes. taxes will go up substantially. But growth won t stop, and we’ve got to pas the piper sooner or later The elementary schools are at or near the saturation point New Braunfels Middle School and High School won’t be far behind Proposition I, with its new elementary school and massive renovations of the two secondary schools, should defuse this crisis. Imposition 2 is the always-controversial topic of air conditioning. It has been defeated every time out Why? Ixits of folks still think it s a luxury I don’t think so It’s hard to concentrate in 80- and 90-degree classrooms I-ast fall, it was a wonder teachers didn’t strike for the right to wear gym shorts to class. School began in the 90-degree heat of August, and it was mid-October before teachers and students got arn relief May isn’t always pleasant, either You say. why spend that much money S2 million i for something that won t be used much of the time” Valid question. The answer is. we can’t afford to just flush September and May down the drain because it’s too hot No air conditioning means students operate below their (x)tential for a quarter of the school year What a waste. And. for Fetes sake, (pardon the expression!, let’s pass imposition 3 and give the administration a new building. Yes. money is best spent on .students and teachers, but a school district has to have administrators to operate, too The situation at the NBISD administration office is so bad it’s almost laughable. Records are crammed into every conceivable place, and that, as you saw in Friday’s edition, includes the showers at the old Academy Street gym next door An efficient, well-run school district starts at the top. and NBISD administrators have done a credible job, given what little they have to work with This bond issue is not the product of a spendthrift school district’s romp through a Christmas catalog These are needs that have been well-documented by a committee of NBISD staff members and taxpayers The district has been begging for these things for years. It’s about time we listenedRemember when 10 years ago today A % penal election on th** construction "f Hic t aliform* B«ulr\ard-F rrdrrli ktburg Woad conn* tin. street and the homestead ta* exemption for senior citizens will Im* held June 19 as a result of City Council ai tion in a sp*-* tai meeting Tuesday night Hie ordinance calling the election p.o'x**) 3-1. with Wilburn F ix* tibet k, Frederick Bemar/ ami W ll Brown voting yes (.uudalup* Suarez voted Ho In the *h»>rt span of 12 months, wfiat seemed like an impossible task has prelt) mu* Ii Veil a* t omplishcd Many of the homes, businesses ami re* (rational area** (lev a sled by lust May’s flood have re-emerged in g***»d condition tar more v* than before the disaster In this conn* ti »n Mayor Ja< k K i ie ice la red May $ 12 a ( I retells** Week At th** ret ommendati ii *f Supt Norman Whisrnant ti* t omal Isl) trusters vote*! to reject apple attorn from jut rots in adjoining districts to enroll their children in Comal ISI) kindergarten under the tuition program for ineligible students The annual one-day membership drive of th* New Braunfels ( handier •ii ( nm mr reels scheduled Tuesday. with a goal id |j.000. according to Blue I oat! hairmanl armil Hoffmann HONOR CHADS    Carolyn (■rrenfield is the valedictorian of the 19. I anion High class The daughter .( Mr and Mr* James (.rrenfield site maintained a grad*- average cf 96 13 Isidro Hernandez, right, son >( Mr arni Mrs Mare*** Hernandez s the salutatory Hi* average is 95 22 HIPS Al NM HS Valedictorian id th* senior class at New Braunfels High School is ( laudla Hagen laughter of Mr and Mrs John Hagen She has an average of % 23 Not fai Villi! I is Melba Jean Hernandez daughter of Mr and Mr* Pal Her nandez til** salutatory with a grade average of 9b 09 25 years ago today The heroism <*( a New Braunfels v-ldier in combat during th** Korean War has been memorialized bv naiiung an Army installation in korea after hun, it was announced this a**, k First ll John Albert Mercer Jr son ut Mr and Mrs J A Mercer Sr oho w.*> kill***! in action in Korea Aug I 1950 was in/nor cd by having I amp Mercer named for hun in a memoriali/atioii ceremony held at 3 pm Thursday, April K Jo Ann Hokausott is v atedn balun of New Braunfels Senior High Scho*i| *du\' I IIH .md Margaret Soiling sulututoriun Announ* fluent wa* fiu«d« Wednesday by l*rm* ip.t! F lf West Jo Ann had a grade average ol 'Hi 37 for lilt* three gra<l**s of senior high school, while Margaret * average was *a» 22 AT TBF BHAI NTFIX W inner of 7 Academy Aw arils, for best picture, brst actor, best director, best screenplay, ta* st cinematography, first film editing and best sound, Hie Bridge Over The River Kwai .Starring William Holden. Ale* dulness and Jack Hawkins Now (bowing through Wednesday Adults 'aicents, children 25 cents Top honors were taken bv New Braunfels High School Band Thor sd.*) in tile San Jacinto Fiesta Battle of Flowers" parade at Alamo Stadium The Comal County flout won third pla« *• among live visitors entries at Hie Fiesta Flambeau parade .saturday night Hiding the float was Atis* Virginia Wrlsser Queen of Hearts, arui * ate of her princesses. Miss Jam* Kraft the i.oodwtn Kural High School track team* brought home two third •plates fr*»m the San Marcos junior high track meet Saturday Goodwin plat rd third in the seventh and eighth grade competition Seventh grader Jimmy (ireen won tile broad jump anti tht* high Jump, while eighth grader ( harIrs I added won the jO-v art! dash 50 years ago today A bathing beauty pageant featuring 35 lot al, beautif ul girl IIKldrU will I* staged by tile Opera Mouse Theatre and cooperating mer* hunts on Friday night. May 5. at t tiding to an announcement by manager Jack kaufmanu t slav **Mi.vs New Braunfels will be selected by a group of outside judges arui other features will lend entertainment anti hruuty to the pageant. Kaufmanu declared The newest bathing suits, including the new rubber suits, will be modeled Philip V Ftawson Huaco Springs Camp operator, appeared before the City Board of [Fevelepmrol and chamber of commerce Tuesday night and appealed for action that would result in a stronger foundation for the bridge now being erected by the county at the first croaaing on the Guadalupe River Rawson expressed Cool in jail not in school Bonds, Savage, CIS D concerns til** fear that a heavy rise might topple over” the new bridge W I long was the successful low hokier un the contract for the Suphlenburg Memorial Building work on the building starting Thursday, KB Wagenfuehr president, announced The contract was let at $4.563 60 That New Braunfels along with almost the entire United States will celebrate May 7th to 13th as Music Week was assured ly a proclamation signed by Mayor H F Fischer this week A K ludwig, member of the New Braunfels Board of FduraUoo for many years and chairman of its finance committee, submitted his resignation to a special meeting of the board last week luzdwig's successor has not been elected yet DeHaven speaks on students behalf To The Fditor There is a minority in our town that is truly discriminated against They cannot form unions or protest groups They cannot vote or hold jobs Th** minority has very little flower eitiier mentally or physically to protect it self The majority tells them they must sit for sn hours in school rooms .oui a* hieve muter conditions in which Hie majority would never wt*rk Tin* majority say s so* h things as. I didn t have it as a child or I'm trying to save money " Hie majority makes the*** statements from their air conditioned homes, tars. churches, funeral parlors .out icruelest of alii prisons Rapists, thieves and niur derers live in belter conditions liian our children I I am a spokesperson fur the minority I watch them work in an environment that is both mentally arui phv snail) harmful to them I watch the majority use this minority as a scapegoat for over-taxation and to vent their frustrations about the world situation lf the majority were truly serious about saving money. it would immediately tum off all air conditioning al home, work and play (We even have ll in our exercise facilities where we are supposed to sweat I The minority group I am speaking of is our school children Please let us do for our children what we have (lone for ourselves Vote KOK TBF BONDS on May 3 Respectfully. Carol DeHaven Kindergarten teacher Dine Star Primary Ponfick concerned cibout Savage case To The F.litor I Au*-Oma. i.rtisse Opa familiar word to anyone in New Braunfels or tin* surrounding communities I * an t tv**11) but believe that almost every Oma and-or Crosse Oma, no matter what part of the world th**ir nationality haiLs from Aln* u-4 .eniuny xSpaui MexicosSweden . et** I. feels a little of the anguish and hurt the Saw eda family an«l liieir relatives and friends fee! A Im by, a * hiid is the world's most precious product The accident that happened was a horrible, horrible experiem e not only for the Sauce* ta s. but also for Mr Savage, his family and our community No matter hew we feel whether real justice was done or whetter it was a mockery of just!* r nothing will bring back that .family So we go on living trying to reach in our hearts some feeling of peace toward this matter My mind fills with questions about New Braunfels and Die people our family have grown to admire as individuals and pillars of the com inanity The paper is always full of viewpoints and activities from the local churches, garden clubs, city council members, school board members, animal shelter, local jay cees, etc What do all these people and organizations feel' IX* they want the outside news media to go home as does the editor and general manager of their hometown newspaper so that the image of a sleepy little German town is not destroyed'’ Or do we have a time bomb in New Braunfels that could be jostled to the point of explosion’ I wonder how many pe*»ple bk* myself have never really spoken out publicly because of fear of standing abave or against opinions of friends or relatives lampers on River Road. Jimmy Muenu h. Saw eda fanuly When, New Braunfels, are we going lo wake up When will we put aside our dif ferences and work together to save our own’ May fir it is to easy for us to slav asleep I wonder Sue Ponfick Two CISD patrons worried about district To The Editor We as taxpayer*, as well as parents, are be* tailing very concerned in the Comal ln*leprntk*nt S* hool bestrut There seems to be much unrest and apathy between our school board. tea* hers and superintendent We have always been very proud of our district and have taken pride in our children’s education, but something is wrong Why is their a growing tea*lier turnover annually’ What is making good, cxperlenced teachers leave Comal Independent School District? Why are positions named and renamed as people are released and hired Comal Independent School District has. until recently, had a good reputation and had no difficulty recruiting qualified teachers At a time like this, with the economy as suc h. one does not resign a job very easily, but the serious talks of unionization of Comal Independent Sc hool District teachers could mean additional formal problems in relations between superintendent, staff and school board We think it is time for the parents to visit th** schools, the teacher* and administrators W e elec ted our school board members in good faith, and they hired the superintendent but something seems to be w rung We all need to join blether and not forget the one* tieing (mist affected our children Ilk* leaders of tomorrow Cat Nisson Jane Burr Rues/responds to DWI comment To The Fibtor I read with interest your ' Man on the Street" interviews in last Friday s paper I am now compelled to answer one of them I discovered, by reading their statements. Ilk* reason behind the great problem we have in Comal County concerning punishment for DWI It *s the idea that I could be the next to stand trial for DWI, therefore I don't want to be too tough tin you this time and you will let me off next time I take offense to the statement by Mr Caf fee that 'it's one of those nuslakes we all make on occasion." That is not true There are many of us who will never be in the position to kill someone while driving while drinking ll only becomes true for those few who insist on drinking and then driving Fd Kaesz Canyon lake Sari t nj ta mn untioa s totoi s Hoof*! 240 Hutto* tudOotg o C job to Son John I <jotfO> Untrod 5«t»s So o’o Moo** t4J HuttoZ    J) ftot/dngton OL 20b to ;