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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 25, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas !'    ,! ^ I ' )    * c .    ^o»n    j. Ie. , • exas #’    „ it : * Itch ct.; ie i . J . DO ‘5~ j" Jail:.-s , ^ x ••-. 75?^Lest we forget...Local Memorial Day service planned Sunday American Legion Post 179 will hold a Memorial Day service this Sunday for veterans of the Civil War. Spanish* American War, first and second World Wars and Vietnam; and for fallen comrades serving overseas even in times of peace Though Monday is officially Memorial Day, "we thought we’d get better attendance on Sunday,” said a local Legionnaire. The last such commemorative service was held on Memorial Day. 1957. This year's sen ice will begin at 2 p.m. in the Comal Cemetery. In case of ram. it will be postponed until Monday Post Commander Hugh Talbot will give the welcome speech. The Comal County Band will play the national anthem, and colors will be presented by the New Braunfels Highschool ROTI C.uest speakers will include Mayor 0 A. Stratemann Jr.. former ambassador Rob Krueger and the reverends Hilmar Flugrath and Daniel Campos. The program includes a gun salute and Taps play ed by the KOTC Buglers Ladies' auxiliaries of the various participating groups will place flower wreaths on the graves of departed servicemen Organizations to bt' represented include legion Posts 179 and 35 of New Braunfels. Post 643 of Cany on I .ake. Disabled American Veterans Post 163. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110 and VFW Post 8573 of Canyon I Kike Canyon Dam outflow raised to 300 cubic feet per second By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writier An increase in the amount of water being released from Canyon Dam was ordered yesterday, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. The Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority requested the increase, and gates were opened at 1:30 p.m. Monday. The outflow w as raised to 300 cubic feet per second. Heavy rainfall last weekend had caused the lake to rise from a low of 904 98 feet above mean sea level on Saturday to 906.22 feet on Monday, prior to the increased release. With a recorded rainfall of 3 49 inches on Saturday, the inflow was marked at 2,284 cfs at 8 a rn. that day. and was actually higher than that later in the day. ’ This kind of caught me by surprise,” said Phillip Parsley, reservoir manager. He ex- See DAM, Page 16A >1V New JsjstL BraunfelsHerald-Ztltuns WEDNESDAY May 25, 1983 25 cents New Braunfels. Texas    Vol.    92    No.    103    44    Pages    4    Sections    (USPS    377    880v Complaints directed at CISD's WillhelmS winy my ninny Five year old Michael Chave/ tx es his    hits wet* after ret en! rains, anti with tree < limhmtj ie. ho I (J ut? on a swinijsef in the    schools lotto nj out tins week thou? should hat kyard at this Plum Street house With    he a marked int lease in backyard at tivity the weather hehavm i a little mote normally Trustees debate, approve transfer Hostility directed at Comal Independent School Distric t Supt I algal Willhelm wasn’t the only subject (rf controversy on Tuesday night’s agenda A transfer request from Mr and Mrs ILF loussaint for their five-yen 1-old (laughter Sara Ann It) cute! kindergarten, fostered some opposition of its own At the April 19 meeting, trustees approved a stiff transfer policy, eliminating a grandfather clause which allowed brothers anil sistei s of current transfers to attend (’ISI) schools without paying tuition. That same night, a list of 51 transfei students for 1983-84 was okayed. Some til the students on that list were transferred under the old grandfather clause, but the board specified that ans younger brothers and sisters not aln ads on the approved list would he charged tuition Waltei Torn.ssaut, Sal a's brother, has attended ( ISI) schools for seven years Mrs loussaint s lettei of request fot Sara's transfer and waive! of tuition stated her son’s transfer was Ilased on "advice from a psychologist and transportation problems arising from oui home being geographically separated from the district in winch ut live Hays ( nnsoiidateci i ■ If we grant this request, we’ll be opening a Pandora s Box We're at>out to violate the policy we just adopted.” boaid nieinltcr Carey Mi Willume said. anti our taxpaxtis will pay foi your kid to go to school "I pay taxes in this district. tot*. Mrs Lous,saint offered, adding that the Ha* s' bus comes within 8 ll) miles of lier house, and the ( ISI ) bus uUllin two miles other hoard memlters disagreetl with Mt Williams I wrench my guts on decisions like this one, hut I feel like we’ve set a precedent with this family.” David Way said l ins doesn't open a Pandora's Box iii my multi I feel there are exceptions lo policy, and that's what we sit here foi to make those decisions I think common sense should dictate this decision.” David Hoatner added. We should lie firm in not setting the stage for an eternity We t an ask that she apply every y ear, and leave it at that ” Sec I ll WSI FU, Page ICA By DI HBIE DelOACH Staff writer In his own words, Comal Independent School District Supt Fdgar Willhelm got a taste of what la1 gets paid for at Tuesday night's school board meeting Over 200 people, including teachers and taxpayers, crowded into Frazier Flementary s auditorium, and let the boar ti have it for over two hours (.ack of communication, dislike for board policy, rumors of curriculum changes, anti overall disgust iii Willhelm dominated individual's speeches from the crowd Teacher V u kl I Bingham said sin vt as told, "If I got up here and spoke out, I'd be consigned to a hit list I was also told I’d get my principal in trouble I rn here any w ay I .augh tin's concerns included the lack of professional courtesy, and teacher tur nover within the district ' He tWillhelm) says, ‘I don’t talk to teachers, principals take care of that,' gingham said Well, if that’s true, it s very condescending I’m not a personnel unit. I'm a person I work with people I deserve to lie consulted about curriculum changes "I feel like someone's just waiting for me to make a mistake I even take double looks at the literature I teach.'' slit* con turned "I have no axe to grind with Supt Willhelm But is he an edui attn first Ami it he is, the teat hers need to he on that same team "And for those who say. Fine, ii you don’t bkt it. leave,’ I say that’s exactly w hat I intend to do," I gingham stated lier remarks were followed by a standing ovation. "I am here because I kiioyy I’m right,” Pat Nisson said We have an intl Hi, cut board, but their wisdom hasn’t Ih'cu channeled in the right direction. Kenneth Wunderlich board president) called me at home, and had a temper tantrum on the phone We don't need this kind of leadership on our school hoard * Art' you aware that Willhelm resigned from Dollar Consolidated, before he came here, even before his contract was up'’,” Nisson asked hoard members. "If you did know this, you have misled your taxpayers We have a federal lawsuit filed against us that's going lo cost us a bundle if we win, and a ton if we lost1. And it (the Mitt was filet! against us for improper a dim mstrutiv e decisions.” Several Bulverde residents spoke out in favor of Willhelm, and presented .he board vs itll a card of appreciation signed by about Bk) patrons. "We want you lo know there are a lot of us who think the world of Sect ISI). Page ISA Agriculture Department eyes quarantine of Texas cattle WASHINGTON NP Barring texas Senate approval of a brut ellosis testing program bill. the Agriculture Department -aid it will quarantine all shipments of breeding cattle from Texas bcginiiim next week The planned quarantine, announced Tuesday, is necessary because th* state la* ks legal authority to test herds suspected of having brucellosis, lh* USHA said Brucellosis is a bacterial disease often causing w idcspr cad abortions in i atli*’ herds ’The quarantine will impose severe shipping restrictions on Texas cattle, said Bert Hawkins, administrator of I'SDA s Animal and Plant Health Insjx * hon Servo e However, tit* quarantine is needed to protect th* nation s $-") billion beef * attle and $18 billion dairy industries ” Hawkins said the USI>A has ‘been working closely with Texas authorities since 19/8 trying to assist them iii a settlement Most recently, we hoped the matter would b* resolved by Texas lawmakers But the Texas Senate has thus far failed to act favorable on a bill that would have given the state animal health officials the needed authority to control brucellosis.” lo- said. The legislation, already approved by the Lexa House, is tw*» votes short of the 21 votes, or two-thirds majority, required to bring it before the full Senate The bill’s sponsor, Sen Bob Glasgow. D-Stephenville. said he believes the quarantine announcement will give hun the necessary votes Glasgow said he will try to bring the bill to a vote Thursday or Friday after his colleagues have tune to access the impact of the USDA’s action Ranch industry groups have been di\ ated on the hill, some opposing it as a costly intrusion into their business. I .an y Mark, a spokesman for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, said other stales expressed concern to the federal agency about the * ult It* situation iii Texas We are concerned with breeding cattle from the standpoint of the disease spreading lo other cattle,” said Mark Haw Kins said tin* quarantine also will mean a utnfI of most federal funds to fight brucellosis ll) texas about $8 million last yeai including indemnity payments for ranchers whose cattle are found infected 'Hie problem arose as a state legal issue when ram her It J Nunley of Sabinal, Texas, obtained a ourt order to halt the brucellosis testing of his attle, Hawkins said I firs leaves us with no Option hut to impose a quarantine,” he said Brucellosis, also known as Bang s disease and abortion, poses no danger to consumers of meat and pasteurized dairy products However, it can Im* transmitted to slaughter plant workers and oilier iii contact with infected animals or their freshly killed carcasses Under the quarantine, breeding cattle may shipped out of texas only from qualified” herds those that have passed two herd tests for brucellosis 120 day s apart In addition, animals must be tested and found negative within 30 days of shipment Steers and spayed heifers, neutered animals, over six months of age will be exempt from testing The quarantine will not apply to animals being shipped into I exasInsideTo do y s Won th or this afternoon will Im- partly cloudy with a 20 | i percent ( fiance of thundershowers It will tx- ; cloudy tonight and Thursday morning, Ix'coming I partly cloudy iii tin- afternoon Winds today will he from tin* southeast near IO miles per hour, with variable winds tonight Sunset today will Im- at 8 22 p rn , and sunrise Thursday att* 33a. inI Unicorns Win Opener Riding the one-hit pitching of Armando Martinez. the New Braunfels Unicorns scratched together a run in til* sixtrh inning and beat Kd( ouch-Flsa, I 0, Tuesday iii the opener of the teams’ three game regional playoff series (lames 2 and 3 will be held F riday uiFdinhurg Detail* in SportsRangers Blast Hitchcock The Hitchcock Bulldogs never did figure out I Smithson Valley pit* lie! Pat Bruce lf took the Rangers five innings, but they finally got to Bulldog starter Fai nest Brow The result '’ A 7-1 I Ranger playoff win Details in Sports CLASSIFIED 8 IIH COMICS IOC CROSSWORD TOC DI AH ABBY 2B DEATHS ?A ENTER!AINMf NI 2 3C HOROSCOPE 12C KALE IDOSCOPt I 12B OPINIONS 4A SPORTS 11 13A STOCKS 2 A TV LISTINGS IOC WEA T LIER 14A Utilities trustees reject telephone bids again All PBX 1 private branch exchange i telephone system bids for the New Braunfels Utilities l o , under con sideration since March 24 iii* I their doom I ucsday afternoon ll was a death by unanimous vote this tune, as opposed to Iii** April 28 meeting, where trustees fiat! refused to reject Iuds from (cute! and Business Fclcphones Instead, tin lads were tabled, pending furtliei study Also in April. Utilities Manager Bob Soho said th* PBX system might not Im* what the company needed, and that's what the existing w tads quoted “In restudying the lads,” he added Tuesday, “we did get information on other equipment now available to us, including Out rex ta division of Southwestern Hell» ” in other action Tuesday, tile board approved a revision in the pipe multiplier section of a new pro rata rate schedule, effective June 22 The changes, which all represented reductions from what had been ap proved in March, wen necessitated. Sohn said, “because I felt the original multipliers were making t<»o big of a difference The revisions still allow us a big enough margin ” Prior to the March action, the last revision to the pro rata rate .schedule t ame in 1981 The pro rata schedule is a formula which determines what portion of the costs of extending utility service to new construction should la horns by the developers or builders The new pro rata schedule allows the Utilities to recover more, but will -till operate under the curt cut principle that Hie dcveto|>ei shouldn't pay tnt future expansion ideas the Utllltics might have We do have th** final determination whetliei a project needs a six inch water line, or an eight-inch,” Sohn said Bul we’re not going to * tiarge tile sutxlivider for our growing pains The subdivider pays for an eight-inch line, only if his needs i (-quire that si/*- ” Hi* board heard a report by Sam McKenzie of Hunter Associates on the relocation of tin- Relin k water tank Work on th* project should iM-gin in mid June oi by July I I lie bids wen divided into two sections Ii pipeline construction, and 2t pump stations. Im-* a use w e had some contractors w ho wanted to bid on til* pump stations, hut don’t bk* to lay pipe iii rock.” McKenzie remarked So we could possibly have two contra* tors on tins job.” he said. adding that Iud speculations, which wdl include painting the tank's iii terioi and exterior, would tx- on the June agenda An enthusiastic Frank Patiebiunco, Utilities electrical distribution superintendent, gave a favorable report to trustees on damage from a series of storms which swept through New Braunfels last Friday and Saturday “No major circuits were out during the storms, with the exception of some blips We had some 74 calls made to Utilities, 28 of which w ere related to the storms. See UTH.ITIICS, Page IHA ;