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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 10, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas /    >7 r ,******************* DALLAS, TX 7524' NB clinches football Sports playoff berth L_....... ...................... ... Page 9A Comal River.............. 299 (same) Watffr Canyon inflow ......... 509    (down 25) Canyon outflow........... 926 (same) Watch Edwards Aquifer ....... 625.58    (up    .01) Canyon Lake level .... 910.41 (down .11) Today is the last day to enjoy Wurstfest See below New Braunfels New Braunfels. Texas SundayNovember 10,1985 50 Cents 34 Pages — 3 SectionsRobber hits local motel By LILLIAN THOMAS Stall writer An armed robber held up the Quality Inn for $300 about 4 a rn Saturday. New Braunfels Police are looking for a young, caucasian male of average height and .slender build with blond and ‘ light-colored eyes, maybe blue.” the night auditor at the motel described the robber. ‘‘He was neatly dressed, he looked like a college student to me.” Sharon Bittner, the night auditor. said "He had on dark pants and a dark jacket with epaulets on the shoulders ” Bittner said she was working on the paperwork when she heard the door rattle and she got up to see who it was "I always keep the door locked, and I keep the side window curtains closed.” Bittner said, “So people cannot see I’m a woman in here alone.” She opened to ask the man what he wanted, and he asked for a single room See ROBBER, Page ISAThree injured in accident Three people were injured in a two-car accident on U S 281 G mile south of FM 1862 about 2:15 p m Thursday. Thomas Henry Holtz, 60, and his wife, Emma Holtz, 52. of Lakehills, were treated and released from Northeast Baptist Hospital after being transported there by Bexar Bulverde EMS, a hospital spokesperson said Their car was hit in rear by a car driven by Mark Anson Fox, 19. of Canyon Lake, the Department of Public Safety report said Fox had a scalp laceration, but he refused treatment at the scene, DPS Trooper Joe Fedor who investigated the accident wrote The Holtzes had complained of tender necks and backs, and Mr Holtz was believed to have gotten glass in his eye. Fedor’s report said. Mr Holtz, the driver, was traveling north at less than 55 miles per hour in the outside lane when Fox, who was traveling at a greater speed, struck the Holtz's vehicle in the rear, the DPS report stated Fox’s passenger escaped without injury Inside ' CLASSIFIED 2100 COMICS__ _SB CROSSWORD ISA DEAR ABBY 5B DEATHS 2A ENTERTAINMENT 1C HOROSCOPE SB KALIDEDOSCOPE USB OPINIONS 4A SPORTS 9-12 A WEATHER 2A Today's weather Partly cloudy and warm today with a high temperature in the mid 80s and a low tonight in the mid 60s Winds southerly 20-30 knots. Satur day’s high was 81 and low was 57 Sunset today will be 5:40 p m Sunrise Monday will be 6:50 a mLast of the Wurst D€«Yt CLARX Mf RAI OYOUNGDon Meyer with the Noon Lions Club waves Wurfest traffic on Today is the last chance to enjoy Wurstfest '85 By BABBIE ••LOACH Staff writer The 25th anniversary of Wurstlest is almost over, but there s still time to sink your teeth into a sizzling sausage-on-a-stick, or cluck like crazy to the last Chicken Dance tonight Wurstfest 1985 will offer fun, food and fellowship on a silver tray today with a variety of special events There s the Wurst Craft Show and Sale off Main Plaza, the traditional Heritage Exhibit at the Civic Center, and church services this morning at the First Protestant Church featuring German hymns. The 2nd annual Tour de Gruene bicycle classic will begin its trek through Gruene at 9 this morning, followed by team trials at IO, and the antique bike show and celebrity show race at noon. Today’s fun on the Wurst grounds will feature a 2 p m. drawing for a free week long trip for two to Frankfurt, Germany, sponsored by Delta Airlines The trip will include airfare, hotel accommodations and a rental car The drawing will be held at the Delta Airlines booth on the Wurstfest grounds, and the winner need not be present to win Wurstfest’s silver anniversary celebration began IO days ago to the sounds of accordion music’s finest, Myron Floren, and will end tonight for another year. But in the 25 years since Dr Ed Grist founded the sausage festival, Wurstfest has seen and survived many changes Bill Jackson executive secretary for Wurstfest 1985 said this year’s festival has shown a lot more evidence of family par tinpot ion “This festival has been very successful and enjoyed by all.” Jackson said. "We’re seeing more and more families turn out. and we feel very gratified by that .” Despite last weekend’s downpour. Jackson said attendance at Wurstfest 1985 is runn ing in line with the last two years My expectations for this year were 150.000. Last year, we had 145.000 ” On Monday night, admission was free to all New Braunfels residents who clipped coupons from local newspapers to save the regular $4 gate charge An official count later showed 1.600 coupons were collected at Gates I, 2 and 3. “The response to New Braunfels Night was excellent, an outstanding response,” Jackson said "The comments were all See WURSTFEST Page 16A Soviet ship ignores subpoena RESERVE. La (AP) A Soviet freighter, ignoring a U.S. Senate subpoena and protesters on and off shore, headed for the high seas Satur day with a load of corn and a seaman who caused an international furor after he twice jumped ship "Its heading out,” said Tom Richard of the Universal Shipping Agencies Aboard the 810-foot Marshal Koniev was Miroslav Medvid, a 25 year-old Ukrainian who swam to shore in the late night and early mor ning hours of Oct 24 and 25 and slit his wrist after being forced to return to the ship Medvid later denied in interviews with U S. officials he wanted to defect and the federal government said it could do no more Protesters on shore waved Ukrainian and U S flags and yelled "Stop that ship now’ Stop that ship now!” while the 120 one ton freighter slipped its moorings at ll a rn and pulled away from a Cargill Grain Co dock And Sen Jesse Helms. R N CT, who led Congressional attempts to get Medvid off the vessel, said he was "dismayed that the U S State Department has prevailed in its in- See SHIP Page 16A Father, son charged in burglary By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer A lather and son charged,. burglary of a non-habitat 105 w-e**o?r on $2,500 bail Saturday James D. Gray. 52, of 795 In terstate 35 VV Apartment No LIO and Steven Richard Gray. 23. of 2800 Win-dgate Apartment No. 15, were ar rested and charged with burglary by New Braunfels Police Detective Juan Gusme about 6 p rn Friday Though Judge David Perkins set bond at $2,500 for both, the elder Gray w as allowed to get out on a per sonal recognizance l>ond because of some unusual circumstances. Gusme said "The burglary that they are being charged w-ith happened in Gruene Gusme said “We are looking at others rn the vicinity The matter is still under investigation Gusme was referring to a rash of burglaries of businesses in Gruene about a week ago 19-year old jailed A 19-year-old man remains in Com al County Jail on charges of burglary of a motor vehicle here and burglary of a habitation in Galveston County tux. >1X1^% ly of Mo<lorn Frailer Park Lot No. 19. was arrested by New Braunfels Police Officer Mike Rust when Mendez allegedly attempted to burglarize a car Gusme said Mendez was charged with burglary of a motor vehicle and bond was sot at $l <mo But when his name was put in the computer another charge from Galveston County showed up burglary of a habitation which had $25,000 borid on it We do not suspect Mendez in any of the other motor recent vehicle burglaries Gusme said For two weeks in a row the incidence of burglaries to vehicles has risen dramatically, law enforcement officials report This past week parking lots at motels and Wurstfest parking lots have had scattered incidents of burglaries to vehiclesTwo released Two San Antonio men were released from jail Friday on SIU.OOO bond See FATHER Page 16A Truant officer has her work cut out for her By LILLIAB THOMAS Staff writer Miriam Campos prefers to be known as the visiting attendance ob fleer, but “a rose by any other name would still tie a truant of ficer, She has had the position at New Braunfels USD for one month and sees her work cut out tor her Campos, who has three years’ ex perience as a case worker with child welfare has been hired lur 12 hours a week First off. the school district does not have much ut a truancy pro blem. ” Campos explained District-wide October ran 96 83 percent with all the schools hitting between 96-97 percent.” But those small percentages lode some interesting trends that Campos believes can be changed with parent education “The first area ut difficulty is in middle school where a small percentage ot students are out of the discipline control of their parents.” the truant officer said The second area of absenteeism is in the kindergarten and first grade where parents who enroll their children in the optional kindergarten are not following through and getting their children to school Campos said. Surprisingly, these two problems are connected Kindergarten and tirst grade ale the time when students are developing their attitudes toward school and teachers Studs habits are formed, besides all of the important learning (fiat goes on every day, Campos said “People tend to forget that kindergarten and first grade are not ail play, there is a curriculum and when a child misses a lot of days, whether because of illness or a parent’s lack of consistency in bringing a child, the child gets tiehind. doesn t understand what is going on and gets frustrated.” Campos said “Once that pattern is set. the child gets used to tieing behind, not understanding, and gets tile message that school is not all that important.” Campos said Of the 17 middle school students that the administration office tracked because of jxior attendance, IO have bad poor attendance since kindergarten, the truant officer said “Of those IO. six had to repeat grades.” Campos said ‘“The remarkable thing here is the four wtio did not repeat grades Some of these missed as many as 40 days in a school year and still passed. That tells you these kids were bright.” “Then the child is further isolated because be or she does not fit in socially iii his grade,” Campos ex- See TRUANT OFFICER, Page ISA ;

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