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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 13, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2A Herald-Ze/funp New Braunfels. Texas Friday. November 13,1987 Weather Water Watch Comal River..............................407    (same) Canyon Lake inflow.....................331    (down 15) Canyon Lake outflow.......................296    (up IO) Canyon Lake level.....................901.16    (up .01) Edwards Aquifer.......................627.85    (up .01) •The U S Corps of Engineers office at Canyon Dam is an official collection point for recyclable aluminum cans donated to help save the Battleship Texas, a veteran of two World Wars that is now rusting away in dock. Take beverage cans to the corps office between 8 a rn. and 4 30 p rn Monday through Friday. For more information, call I 800 64 TEXAS Texas Forecasts SOL TH TEXAS: Fair to partly cloudy tonight Partly cloudy and warm Saturday Widely scattered mainly afternoon thundershowers in the northwest portion Lows tonight from the 40s north to the 50s south Highs Saturday mostly in the 70s NORTH TEXAS Increasing clouds tonight with lows mainly in the 40s. Mostly cloudy Saturday with widely scattered showers or thunderstorms developing over the west in the afternoon Highs 70s. WEST TEXAS Fair through tonight, but mostly sunny with isolated late afternoon showers Saturday Highs Saturday 60s mountains and Panhandle to mid 70s south Lows tonight 30s most areas to mid 40s valleys of southwest Extended Forecasts Sunday through Tuesday SOUTH TEXAS Mostly cloudy Sunday with a chance of showers and thundershowers most sections A chance of showers and thundershowers east on Monday, otherwise decreasing clouds from the west and turning cooler Fair. windy and cool on Tuesday Highs from the 70s north to the 80s south Sunday and Monday cooling to the 60s north to the 70s south Tuesday. Lows from the Sos north to the 60s south Sunday, cooling to the 40s north to the 50s south Monday and Tuesday NORTH TEXAS \ chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday. mostly in the central and east Monday Fooler Monday and Tuesday Lows in upper 40s to mid 50s Sunday cooling into the mid 30s to lower 40s by Tuesday Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s Sunday cooling into the dos by Tuesday WEST TEXAS A chance of showers north Sunday and Mon day otherwise partly cloudy Sun day through Tuesday Colder Monday and Tuesday Panhandle lows in upper 30s cooling to mid 20s Highs in the mid 60s cooling to the lower 50s South Plains, lows in the lower 4os cooling to near 3o Highs in upper bos cooling to the mid Sos Permian Basin and Con cho Valley, lows in the mid to up per 40s cooling to the mid to upper 30s. Highs in mid 70s cooling to the upper 50s. Far West, lows middle 40s cooling to lower 30s Highs in upper 60s cooling to the upper 50s Big Bend region, lows 30s moun tains to 40s lowlands and highs 60s in the mountains to between mid die 70s and middle 60s along the river Texas Weather Scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecast across all of Texas Saturday as moisture and warmer air moves into the state from the Gulf of Mexico The warming trend began today with readings expected to climb into the upper 60s and 70s over the state. Temperatures will remain warm Saturday despite the showers and thunderstorms with readings expected to bt* in the 70s statewide Ix)ws tonight will be in the 40s except in extreme South Texas where readings will be in the 50s Some readings may remain in the lower 60s along the coast and in the Lower Rio Grande V alley Rain was falling just offshore in the Gulf of Mexico off central and southern sections of the coast Skies were mostly cloudy along the coastal plains and in the l/ower Rio Grande Valley and some fog was reported at Del Rio at dawn Some scattered showers are ex pected tonight in southern sections of the state but most of the activity is expected to begin Saturday Early morning temperatures were mostly in the 4us, ranging from the 30s across West Texas to the upper 50s and lower bos in South Texas Temperatures in the higher elevations of Southwest Texas dipped into the lower 2os Extremes ranged from 22 at Mar fa in the Davis Mountains to 64 at Corpus Christi Other early morning temperatures around the state in eluded 39 at Amarillo 35 at W ichita F alls 37 at Fort Worth 40 at Waco 41 at Austin 50 at san Antonio. 44 at Houston 62 at Brownsville 32 at San Angelo ft) at Lubbock 33 at Midland and 35 at El Paso rsovemuei u. < Critic says social studies textbook will make Texas ‘laughingstock’ AUSTIN IAP) — A conservative textbook critic predicts that Texas will become a laughingstock if it uses a new social studies textbook that describes Siberia as “a land of opportunity ” Textbook critic Mel Gabler of Longview told the State Board of Education Thursday that the sixth-grade textbook. The World Past to Present, promotes the frigid region of the Soviet Union as a desirable place to live but neglects to mention the prison camps for which Siberia is notorious “I afraid this would make Texas the laughingstock of the nation," Drainage_ Police Report — A motel in the 200 block of U S 81 East reported Thursday morning theft of service after a room and food bill w as w alked by a customer A pharmacy Wednesday in the 500 block of North I mon Street reported a forgery in the amount $27 44 — A 15-year old male juvenile was arrested by police Thursday evening at a grocery store in the boo block of South W alnut on a charge of shoplifting two packs of cigarettes — Burglary overnight Wednesday of a service station in the 9uu block of Interstate 35 West resulted in the theft of alcoholic beverages and cigarettes valued at $67 58 — Criminal mischief to a fence was reported Thursday morning at a business in the 4O0 block of West San Antonio Street Damage as a result was estimated at $125 — A San Anlomo-based bakery complained of a miscellaneous theft of goods Tuesday from a truck Loca-Hon where the theft occurred is unknown — Theft earlier this week of a 10-speed bike from a residence in the boo block of Summerwood was reported to police Thursday — A restaurant in the IOO block of I 35 West Thursday reported a forgery and in a separate case complained of a deceptive business practice — Police investigated a report Thursday by a 22-year-old female that she had been assaulted Get 31 at Gabler said at the board's annual textbook hearing But board members disregarded the criticism and tentatively adopted the book along with $114 million worth of other new textbooks to be used in Texas public schools over the next six years Final action on the textbooks is expected at the board’s monthly meeting Saturday Although the publisher of the social studies book. D C Heath and Co., did not respond to Cahiers comments the Texas Council for Social Studies recommended it along with social studies books by four other publishing companies All five textbooks were tentatively approved by the state board for use by local school districts "We believe that any of these series would make a fine basis for a social studies program in Texas." said Jan Moberley. a Plano teacher and a representative of the council "We found these books to be objective with regard to political and religious viewpoints " The passages on Siberia in the D C Heath book stated "Today Siberia is a land of opportunity Young Soviet workers go east much as any young Americans used to go west to make Continued from Page IA provements throughout the west side of the city Residents encouraged city officials not to stop with a grant application, but to pursue any available funds to improve the area which floods during rains and which has poor streets Council member Ramon Chapa Jr told the group that he plans to push for a bond issue to fund drainage and street improvements in the West End next year whether the grant is ap proved or not The S UK).OOO grant if approved, will be supplemented by more than $176,000 for the first phase of West End drainage improvements The council member stressed that even if the grant project is com pleted. the bulk of drainage problems will remain in that portion of the citv City staff members have estimated that about $1 9 million is needed make necessary improvements to the drainage sy stem "Regardless of whether the grant is approved of disapproved we re go mg to have to set up some bond package Chapa said We would have to devise other projects than just the West End tie*-aux* then a lot of people from the rest of the town might not go vote for it So we would have to come up with something that would tx*nefit people all over town Council members James Good bread and Doug Miller also attended the meeting Goodbread called tile proposed grant project a stepping Obituaries Public Records stone and then hopefully we can get some bonds to build on it " City Engineer Bill Dobrowolski said the proposed drainage work "is the backbone to the whole system This will be the beginning to help all the other areas " About a JO block area surrounding the proposed drainage improvement sites drain toward those streets "lf we get the system in first you have a mort1 logical working situa Hon. Dobrowolski said adding that it would be counter productive to begin street improvements in the West End without first eliminating the drainage problems The street improvements planned for the two avenues will bt1 a new look for the West End including sidewalks and Curtis the city engineer said He said the street construction will I*- similar to that of Pahmeyer Road The tm proved streets will be 37 feet wide with 4 foot wide sidewalks on ix»th sides City Finance Director Court Thieleman said even though the ac tual construction will tie limited to a few blocks on VS est F.nd and Bergfeld avenues residents in a wide area will benefit t>ecause drainage will tie im proved The area included in the pro Herbert H Blessing Services are pending for Hert>ert Harv ey Blessing of Route 7 ( any on Lake at I kieppens* hmidt Funeral Home Blessing rn died Nov 12 at Humana Hospital in San Antonio Jose Juarez serv ices art* pending at Z***IU*r Funeral Home for Jose Juarez of Lamesa and formerly of New Braunfels Juarez fa. died Nov 12 a residence in the 200 block of Kl ingeman Burglary of a sales office on I S 81 within the past two months resulted in the theft of appliances valued at $4 oui A resident in the 2oo block of Melody Lane reported theft of a $1,200 lawn mower taken overnight Wednesday Police Thursday evening ar rested Thomas Rathbone 61, of 272 Pennsylvania on a charge of shoplif ting two packs of cigarettes from a grocery store in the 600 bloc k of South Walnut — Burglary of a motor vehicle was reported Wednesday morning in the 60U block of North Houston Street F'orgery was reported Wednes day at a business in the 200 block of East San Antonio Street — Police Wednesday arrested Domingo Montoya. 31. of 1051 West San Antonio Street on a charge she shoplifted $45 worth of children s clothing from a discount store in the 600 block of South W alnut Street Persons with information reqar ding any unsolved felony crime are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 620 TIPS, day or night, and speak to the officer on duty. Callers are not asked to give their names. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to $1,000 tor information that leads to an arrest and grand tury conviction of persons committing felony crimes. ject extends south of Interstate 35 to Morningside Drive and south sur rounding lame Star School, past the railroad tracks on the north An estimated 1.008 residents live in the area that will benefit from the proposed project That number in eludes 539 low to middle income residents The community develop ment block grant is available through the Texas Department of Community Affairs But should we get this money by no means will it solve all the needs in the West Find We want to use this money to get the major expensive problems out of the w ay Thieleman said Th*1 application for the $3o< •• grant will tie submitted to the Alamo Area Council of Governments by Dee J The finance direc tor said city officials will know by late January or early F'ebruary whether the grant has t*een approved as work will tiegm as soon as possible after receiving the funds City officials said the drainage pro blems which cause water to stand in streets and yards in parts of Hie West F.nd can he blamed on the fact that th**re are no drainage facilities under VS est Find \ venue their fortunes "The Soviet government en courages these young people to do so It offers them better wages, longer holidays and a life of adventure " Cahier said nowhere does the book contain "any mention of the fact that Siberia has long been the location of slave labor camps for citizens who do not conform to Soviet wishes He also complained that book un fairly attacks South Africa while of fering complimentary descriptions of communist nations Not offering testimony at the public hearing Thursday was People for the American Way a civil rights group that has clashed repeatedly with Gabler and other conservative textbook critics in recent years Those arguments have centered primarily on the treatment of evolu Hon rn high school science books Textbooks adopted by the board will tie used beginning with the 1988 89 school vear Dam Continue*) from Page I A the storage capacity of the lake The level of the lake now is at 901 feet at love mean sea level We got that far and decided we won t have to go to 9i*i he* ^aid The lake level usually does not drop tielow 9i«9 feet alane mean v*a level Weisvh said the gates likely will remain closed until March while construction con Urines unless heavy rains force the river authority to halt construction to release w ater If we have an extraordinary flood we would have to shut down operations and release water Basically we have three plans of •lier at ion We can pumj over the dam continue working and open the gates at the end of the construction period That would tie ideal < *r we could make releases at s* brdu,«*d periods if the lake leve. un pease* ’o a Reward Continued from Page ’A was voted onto the board of directors Ferguson said he was equally delighted to have a ( any on l.ak« area resident and businessman ap pointed to the board and hopes to awl tinue garnering more community support and involvement from the lake as well as Garden Ridge ami Bulverde Mayer redried that good in form a lion was rel ieved this on a year old antique burglary t as** through Crime Stoppers and that acUvitv lr th** form continue; I he tm anorn I gradua lous Iv im SOUS ration reuse i ans tt tetter disseminate information con cerning projwr progr am procedures ami av aiiahkltty to create a greater aw arenevs among the genera! publu on how to give information ami col lect reward monies Persons with Information atmut any unsolved felony crime are asked to call Crime stoppers directly ami s^teak to the offi« er on dutv Ga ers are m>t askoi to give their names but are issued a numtier referente Crime v ‘ c ash for ll arrest am personsii point where that ll there is a major fl out ami f«egtn const time Welsch said Patrol rvsary we can Continue*) t*orn Page dents within the city TF p considerably from 11 cidents wert* recorded t year lf we on tm ut adc [Ut! pa** (formation that I grand jury c minuting team JCI VI Arrest Ma Leo A. Ulcak Services for las. A t Booker will be at 3 p rn Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hallettsville Burial will tm in St Mary s Cemetery in Hallettsville \ rosary will be recited at 7 p rn today at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home and again at 7 p rn Saturday at Ketjena Funeral Home in Hailed sville Ulcak 61 diet! Nov ll in Amli** Murphy Memorial Veterans Ad ministration Hospital in San Antonio He was born Nov 16 1925 to Fid wa rd and F rances net* Smirek Ulcak in Lavaca A New Braunfels resident for 31 years he was a retired teacher and principal I leak was a member of Sts Peter and Paul i atholic Church He also w as a member of the Knights of Columbus Disabled Veterans Association National FIducators and Texas State Teachers Association Ulcak was a veteran of Worldwar ll Survivors include his wife Helen M Ulcak of New Braunfels three daughters FIstelle Motes and Loretta Roach both of Houston and Sandy I leak of New Braunfels one son Stanley R Ulcak of New Braunfels one sister. FIdith Dusek of Pasadena two brothers Gus Ulcak and Henry I leak both of Hallettsville ami three grandchildren Visitation will be until 8 3u a rn Saturday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Visitation in Hailed sville will be from noon Saturday un til service time Continue*) trom Pug** 'A Kenner to th** Guardian program Reimer said he is working with two grounds of revo* at ion th** hit and run accident Nm H that left one woman dead arn! another cntuuilv injured and violation of probation after police discovered hi* Guardian device had t««*«*n removed from his car The county prosecutor said he ex pected to have an arrest warrant for Strickland and have if executed sometime today I pon re arrest Strickland will have an opportune ira * un at known !« -i g.t * po"! I* if ! afi.l * rn 11 pending action in county ex law Reimer said it is the first violation of the ijuardian Interlock System in Coma! county in *4 cases instituted Bec a us** of the mundutofv 60-day sy vtem ev aluation tampering would likelv have t"****n ilrlr> ted anyway he added The failure to slop ami render aid charge is a third (Jegree felony punishable under guidelines of the state motor vehicle axle of up to S years prison and or a fine not reed $5 ii*1 ftnan state approves th ed that the fund! Sea Braunfels a prove*! for the pix or Mu hi to enter I He said es set w I the pro possible e contra* . are ava Heady ha •gram r am after He j abir an I start ther* ta* glv rn an i*p for extra pain sat im* of ti anni! leers w vol unle ex Marion High School band takes third in competition The Marion High sctmol Band did some fancy stepping in \ustm this week to take third place among 2A marching bands in Texas The band was one of 12 bands in tile 2A division competing at the state level after advancing past district and regional competition Judges at the state competition finals held in Memorial Stadium Monday praise*! the band with the following comments "uniformity and execution were excellent nice variety in show lots of energy in the show excellent tone quality " F rands Badrak directs the To member band In his four years at Marion High School he has built the band from 20 mem tier* to To members each giving lib percent to the organization Fred Brown ami DeAnna Wahl senior drum majors directed the band on the field Band members now are working to earn sweepstakes ami plan to travel to the All American Band F estival in Orlando Fla in June The band won that competition two years ago tak mg the w in over 5A lev el bands Budget talks enter 15th day after rocky sessions District Clerk Civil Filings Athena Lynn Garia vs. Mark An thony Campal*), protective order. Divorces Bill and Gloria Ann Wright JoAnnP and John R Dickinson .Anna Sanders and Thomas G Grier County Court At Law Convictions Judge Ron Prichard Richard A Morris 725 Ottawa Way. San Antonio OWLS, $100 tine. 20 days jail credit fine and time served Jose Luis Castilleja, 1566 West Katy. New Braunfels DW I; $350 fine, 60 days jail probated two years Jorge Alvarado Camacho 5535 Painted Horse. San Antonio, OWLS; $25 fine, three days jail credit fine and time served Lawrence David Hernandez 7204 Onion Crossing. Austin, DWL driver’s license suspended six mon ths HOO fine, 60 days jail credit time served Benton F'ord Sifford, Route I. Box 185K, New Braunfels, DWL driver s license suspended 90 days 60 davs jail credit time served Ramiro Hernandez Juarez 793 Comal New Braunfels resisting arrest. $100 fine todays jail Mike Allen Day, Route 8. Box 181E, New Braunfels, theft over $20/under $200, $50 fine, three days jail credit time served William Thomas liegeman 322 Grey Fawn Dr . Canyon Lake. DW1, driver’s license suspended 90 days, $100 fine, three days jail credit time served Oliver William Zitterich, Star Route I, Box 1J F'ischer DWL $150 fine 90 days jail probated two years three day s shock jail W ASHINGTON AP The mood has shifted from upbeat to grim as congressional and White House negotiators hold their 15th day of bargaining today over how to shrink the federal deficit Thursday’s meeting included consideration of a three month delay in emit-of living increases due Social Security recipients and federal workers and retirees in January, participants said But lawmakers later said those options which would be tremendously unpopular politically, were not taken seriously Negotiators have been trying to reach agreement on a plan that would cut about $30 billion from the deficit this year and more than $45 billion next year The package would include about $10 billion in new taxes for the 1988 fiscal year, which began Od I Officials leaving Thursday’s sen sion in the Capitol sought lo ease ex pectations about the closed door talks in contrast to a day earlier when lawmakers insisted that a deal could be closed at any time We haven t reached any decisions this afternoon," said House Majority leader Thomas S F'oley DW ash "Perhaps last night there was a little too much euphoria " Sen Pete) Doinenici of New Mex leo, ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee said the negotiators had moved closer in several areas but he concede*! ‘‘There were plenty of disagreements " lamming ahead is a Nov 20 deadline set in the Gramm Rodman deficit reduction law Without an agreement by that day, the law will automatically impose $23 billion in spending reductions divided evenly between defense and domestic spending rx ai ll) »r some1 Patrol ort unity lo duty but Womma* k "aid officers will not n*** esvanlv br chosen on the basis of seniority The stair department also pays mileage for the use of City automobiles Worn mack said It aas working hr said Of N**u Braunfels t*\perien*r with the STF P program This program will t**i**fit the city there s no w ay around it Wommack said the patrols ail! in elude Interstate 15 tie* a use the department dor* not have the person ne! to patrol both Ila* city and the in terstate traffic District judge dismisses revocation AUSTIN AP A judge dismiss rd probation revocation proceedings gainst \ anessa F ontenot that stern rd from a 1984 check forgery after •r attorney argue*! the court had no jurisdiction State District Judge Bob Jones dismissed the motion for probation revocation Thursday after attorney lewis Dickson of Houston argued the state made no effort at all to bring the case before the judge in a timely manner Fontenot 26 is serving six years probation for aggravated perjury Polk County jurors May JO found her guilty of lying lo support her father $ alibi in the April 1985 shooting death of Billy Mac Fleming Her father Hurley F'onlenot, was acquitted of murder in Fleming s death F'ontenol was serving three years deferred adjudicated proba Hon for the forgery charge when prosecutors alleged she violated that probation by committing perjury in Polk Counts Dickson said Travis County prx> se* utors allowed six months to elapse between the time they issued the warrant and the time Fontenot turn ed herself in lo county authorities Get 14 in Austin ;