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SUNDAY November 21,1982
Vol. 91-No. 226
Council to look at redistricting plan
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
The City Council will be looking at recommendations from the Charter Review Committee and the Parks Advisory Board Monday night.
The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the council chamber at City Hall.
The charter committee will present its plan for dividing New Braunfels into four voting districts, each of which would elect one member to the City Council. Under the plan agreed upon in committee, the three remaining council members would be elected at large by a plurality vote.
Committee chairman Margaret Naegelin has a sample district map to show She will also recommend opening a voting box in the West End neighborhood, which makes up most of district I
The parks board, which last met Nov. 9, will urge council to go ahead with City Manager E N. Delashmutt’s idea of turning the luanda Park tennis courts into a parking lot, and putting new tennis and volleyball courts in the place of a parking lot that was to be built on Fredericksburg Road.
Since the I .anda tennis courts are located close to Hinman Island Park, board members think that might reduce the need to enlarge the parking lot at Prince Solms Park on the other side of Hinman Island. At the Nov. 9 meeting, board members agreed they would rather see that green space stay green.
Council will also consider appointing the new Arts and Cultural Commission as per a city ordinance passed Nov. 15
A last-minute amendment to the ordinance states
that four of the seven commission members must come from a list of 20 candidates submitted by the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council. Delashmutt said the list of nominees is in, and has been forwarded to council members.
A much-discussed boat hoist built by Michael Flume at 464 Rio Drive may finally get an after-the-fact building permit Monday. Delashmutt said Flume had brought in a copy of the engineering drawings for the hoist, and also a copy of his permit from the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority.
Council members will hear New Braunfels Utilities’ preliminary plans for lowering the Comal River for repairs to hydroelectric generators. They will also consider donating a 1971 GMC ambulance to the Comal County Commissioners Court, which would then be able to re-donate it to a volunteer Emergency Medical Service unit somewhere in the county.
The old ambulance is being replaced by a new one at the city EMS Delashmutt said a donation to the county would benefit both governments.
It would give better protection to the area around the lake, and also cut down on our need for response," he said.
The council will review bids on a hydraulic trencher for the city Department of Parks and Recreation. The trencher will hook up to the city's front-end loader, and can be used to dig holes for laying sprinkler pipe.
Council members will also consider advertising for bids on a greens mower and riding front mower for the golf course, and for a mapping service to update the official city map.Recovery?
Economists say—once again—ifs near
WASHINGTON (AP) Take heart, recession-weary America: Here comes the recovery. Again.
Unfazed by a year of wrong guesses, most private and government forecasters are saying the economy will begin pulling out of the recession in the next month or so.
Many were almost as optimistic last w inter and spring
New government figures released Friday said the national economy was absolutely flat in the July-September quarter — no growth, no decline, just sitting there. Until it starts moving upward, unemployment is unlikely to recede much from the highest level in 42 years — 10.4 percent in October.
But analysts say the fact that interest rates have
been falling over the past few months means better times are almost surely coming.
David Cross, a senior economist at Chase Econometrics in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., talks of a ‘•snowballing effect."
At first, lower rates make it cheaper for Americans to buy expensive items ranging from refrigerators on up to houses. And they make it cheaper for businesses to finance storage of inventory stockpiles, lessening their risk in increasing production.
The way the snowball is supposed to roll: Ixiwer rates — coupled with this year’s tax-rate cut and
See RECOVERY. Page ISA
Borchers wins Jr. Miss
Staff photos by Cindy Hnhantson
(Left to right): Lisa Roberts, Shannon Kennady, Brenda Borchers, Sarah Tagert and Paula Gansky
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
New Braunfels High School twirler Brenda Borchers was crowned New Braunfels Junior Miss, and honored for her scholastic achievement at the Civic Center Saturday night.
First runner-up was Sarah Tagert, second runner-up was Shannon Kennady, and fourth was Lisa Roberts. Third runner-up Paula Gansky also captured the Spirit of Junior Miss award, and the Poise and Appearance prize. Pam Dunks was awarded the Creative and Performing Arts prize, and Roseann I^eyh was honored for Physical Fitness.
Borchers. who was sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council, will advance to the Texas Junior Miss Pageant held in New Braunfels in January. The state winner will represent Texas in America’s Junior Miss National Finals in Mobile, Ala
Among her honors as New Braunfels Junior Miss, Borchers will receive a $890 scholarship from Mary Hardin Baylor College, a $500 scholarship and banner from New Braunfels Merchants lambda Psi sorority), a plaque from Star
Awards and a diamond pendant from Zales.
Also, $50 savings accounts from First Federal Savings and Loan, Guaranty State Bank, and New Braunfels Savings and Ixian, two $50 savings bonds from New Braunfels National Bank and Texas Commerce Bank, two $25 gift certificates from Carolyn’s and M&M Jewelers, a $20 gift certificate from Rachelle’s, a curling iron from TG&Y, and a Just-In-Case Face Case from Coiffures De Ville and Merle Norman Cosmetics.
For the Scholastic Achievement honor, Borchers will be awarded a $50 scholarship and a corsage from Comal Flower Shop.
As first runner-up, Tagert, who is head majorette at New Braunfels High School, will receive a $300 scholarship from New Braunfels Merchants, two $15 gift certificates from Rachelle’s and Carolyn’s, a Just-In-Case Face Case, and a bouquet from Flowers by Sharon.
Second runner-up Kennady — also 1981-82 Comal County Fair Princess - will get a $200 scholarship from New Braunfels Merchants, two $15 gift cer-
See JR. MISS, Page IBA
Brenda Borchers (left) and Sarah Tagert
Comfund sets Dec. 15
are: American Red Cross, Arthritis Foundation, Bihl Rehabilitation Center, Boy Scouts of America, Cerebral Palsy Treatment Center, Comal County Head Start. Comal County Mental Health-Mental Retardation Center, Comal County Senior Citizens Center, Comal County Youth Fair, Community Service Center.
Also, Crisis Urie. Hays County Women’s Center, Home Care of Comal County, Humane Society of New Braunfels Area, I .anda Recreation Association, Ixine Star Girl Scout Council, Salvation Army, Texas Society for Autistic Children and United Way of Texas.
‘ We have gotten some good response, and a lot more negative than I expected," Turman said. “Some of those we approach are completely turned off, and I don’t know why. I don’t know if they just don’t know what the program is all about or
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
The Comal County Community Fund is $23,915 78 away from reaching its 1982 drive goal of $8o,000.
As of Friday, total pledges registered $61,084 22, said Comfund secretary Suzanne Herbelm. She added the board of directors had determined Dec. 15 as the cut-off date for this year’s drive.
l.ast year’s Comfund efforts, which fell short of its $95,000 goal by about $15,000, wasn’t over until the beginning of this year. But Comfund president John Turman said Friday, “We decided to cut everything off on Dec. 15 this year."
Because the 1981 goal wasn’t met, funded agencies only received 87 percent of their original allocations last year. That makes meeting the 1982 goal even more important, Turman said The 18 agencies funded by Comfund donations
Local drug manufacturing
lab just one link in chain
Charles G. Davis, Michael Oberski and Norman Richard Epperson were in custody as of Friday morning, along with nine other defendants. Oberski was picked up in Wimberley.
The remaining suspects named in the indictments had all been arrested by Saturday. Thomas said the list did not include any Comal County residents.
Investigation on Bus case began almost a year before the New Braunfels lab was seized, Thomas said. The drug ring, described by Carter as a $10-million-a-year business, is believed to have been operating in Texas since 1978. In the past, it has run labs in Baton Rouge and Albuquerque, the San Antonio agent said
Staff photo by John SentetWhy is this man smiling?
No, it s not a case of victory destroying coordination. New Braunfels tailback James Delemos illustrates the Unicorn hand signal after Friday night's 28 12 playoff victory over Carrizo Springs. The Unicorns will move into the second round Friday, November 26, when they meet Donna High School on the TexasA&l campus in Kingsville. Game time is 7:30 p.m.. See page 6A.
It was approximately one year ago that federal drug agents found a "speed” laboratory in a local mini-warehouse.
Government men confiscated the equipment stored at Ralph Curtis Builders on Walnut Street In the ensuing months, they seized three more labs, one in Fredericksburg and two in the San Marcos area. All were located in mini-storage units.
Special agent Fred Thomas of Austin said the units were rented under different names, “but they were all members of the DOPEC organization
Last Tuesday, a federal grand jury indicted 20 leaders of a group which authorities say was making and distributing methamphetamine in Texas, louisiana and Mexico. The informal name DOPEC (which stands for Davis, Oberski, Pearson, Epperson and Co.), includes initials of fourcut-off
The Comfund president said the group "it so close" to reaching the $85,000 goal, "but we’re at the point of asking what more can we do?’ About the only answer is, go back and beg some more "
Turman cited Westpoint Pepperell employees as having doubled their contributions from last year, and a local Kiwanis Club that got IOO percent participation from its membership * There are numerous other examples of organizations that have been helpful, but I certainly think these are worth mention," he added.
“It seems, too, that retailers aren't hesitant to give themselves, but they are hesitant to ask their employees for contributions," Turman said "In the businesses I’ve been to, I have found if t’ e employees are asked or reminded there is a need here, they give something.”
Don’t let the fog fool you There’s no rain iii the forecast for either today or Monday — just cloudy to partly cloudy skies, with highs iii the upper 70s, and lows in the low 60sSV Opens Season
The Smithson Valley Rangers and Rangerettes open their 1982 basketball season Monday, but there are minor problems. See page 7A
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