New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 10, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas
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Busy night ahead
Council eyes ordinances, revenue sharing
A public hearing on use of 1982-83 federal revenue funds will open the New Braunfels City Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday in City Hall.
A pack of new city ordinances will come up for consideration. Designated for a first reading are an ordinance making Gilbert Avenue a no-parking fire lane, as discussed at the last council meeting, an ordinance prohibiting unlawful assemblage and an ordinance creating a city Arts and Cultural Commission.
On the agenda for first readings or emergency adoption are ordinances
to: prohibit the use of glass containers in city parks near rivers; designate Nov. I as the effective date of appointments to the New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees and require detailed engineering plans to accompany requests for permits to place improvements along waterways.
The off-street parking ordinance considered Oct. ll will be read for the second time.
The council will also review proposals for upcoming lease agreements on the Landa Park Snack Bar and Novelty Shop, and
consider amending the city’s contract agreement with W.W. McCrary to operate a miniature train in the park.
The Missouri Pacific Railroad has asked permission to get rid of its New Braunfels agency. The council will discuss that, and also consider a request from the Noon Lions Club for use of a piece of city property during Wurstfest.
Bids on a curb installation project at luanda Street and Fredericksburg Road will be reviewed by the council.
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Faye Krueger dies in S.A. hospital
Faye Krueger, described by her son Robert as “an immensely generous person...who was able to give a great deal of joy and vivacity to life,” died of cancer Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in San Antonio. She was 76.
Memorial services will be held at her home at 298 E. Lincoln — where she had lived the past 40 years — Monday at 5 p.m. Robert Krueger will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
The service will not be a private one, he said. “We simply wished to have it in the environment in which she created for 40 years,” he ex
Robert Krueger, former 21st District Congressman and ain-bassador-at-large to Mexico under President Jimmy Carter, said his mother was supportive of his political career.
During his 1978 senatorial campaign against Republican John Tower, Faye Krueger and a rather well-known colleague — actor Gregory Peck — traveled across the state in his behalf, he said.
Mentioning his mother was a director of New Braunfels National
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Old FM 2252 a problem for state, Garden Ridge
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
An annexation ordinance passed Wednesday in the City of Garden Ridge puts both new and old versions of FM 2252 inside the city.
A re-routing and reconstruction project completed near the end of August changed the course of the farm road in the Cibolo Creek region.
The southeastern limit of Garden Ridge was at the edge of the old road until this week, when it was extended to the Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks. The new FM 2252 veers north, cutting across the earlier city line and joining up with the old roadbed east of Bat Cave Road.
The stretch of pavement that got sliced off the main route is still there, and may eventually become a Garden Ridge responsibility. Bob Hasert, district engineer for the Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation, doesn’t know yet.
“We’re still waiting for some answers from our administration,” he said Thursday, after learning of the Garden Ridge annexation. “At present, ifs still FM 2252, even though there are two designations like that. I’m sure ifs confusing to
people traveling through there. Of course, our signs indicate the new route.
“There is that possibility of the state’s wanting to retain that road, and call it a loop,” he added.
When the state chooses to abandon a road, it generally gets “turned back” to the local government, which is then responsible for maintaining it. In some cases, the state will maintain its legal right-of-way for possible future use.
Generally, ifs county governments that get possession of abandoned state roads. Hasert wasn’t sure what would happen now that the old FM 2252 is inside Garden Ridge.
“I’ve never faced this question before ...” he said. “No, I take that back. Some years ago, there was a piece of the old McQueeney Road in New Braunfels ... no, I think I dealt with the county on that.”
McQueeney Road was re-routed once before being merged with FM 725 on the east side of IH 35. “This was a piece of the old right-of-way that ran under a fence and was being farmed,” said Hasert. “It was just a matter clearing up the title.”
See HIGHWAY, Page 12AInsideToday's Weather
It will be mostly sunny and pleasant today and Monday, and mostly clear and cool tonight. Winds will be from the north at 5-10 mph today.Unicorns win
Despite a game-opening 94-yard kickoff return for a Lockhart touchdown, the New Braunfels Unicorns had a fairly easy time of things in pounding out a 38-12 win over the Lions. The key was a dominating rushing attack that rolled up 441 yards, 174 of them by tailback Earl Wilson. See Page 5A.Boomer Sooner
To the dismay of true Texans everywhere, Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer pulled a freshman running sensation named Marcus DuPree out of his hat and beat the University of Texas in the annual Cotton Bowl clash in Dallas, 28-22. See Page 5A.
hearing 'spicy' trial
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.
(AP) — A burly family man who grew up worlds away from Palm Beach high society is deciding whether twin 5-year-old heirs to a fortune made of newspapers, hotels and orange groves will be raised by their white-haired father or their young mother.
Judge Carl Harper, 55, left criminal court for civil court to escape the limelight. But for three weeks he has refereed the country’s ranking sex-and-drug trial — Peter and Roxanne Pulitzer’s divorce battle.
The non-jury trial, which recessed Friday, will resume Nov. I with more testimony and ultimately a decision on custody of kindergarteners Mack and Zack Pulitzer as well as a division of their father’s multimillion-dollar fortune.
Pulitzer, 52, claims his wife had affairs with four men, engaged in lesbian sex with another Palm Beach socialite and conducted seances in their bedroom. His estranged wife, a 31-year-old former secretary, claims Pulitzer has smuggled marijuana in his twin-engine plane and had an incestuous relationship with his daughter by an earlier marriage.
Both deny the allegations by the other, but admit to abusing cocaine in the two years before Pulitzer moved out in 1981.
Harper makes no secret of his distaste of the proceedings.
“This trial has really made me appreciate my wife,” he said during a break in the hearing. “I
go home every night and give her a big hug.”
In recessing court early one day for a dentist appointment Harper said in his Southern drawl: “Ordinarily I don’t like going to dentists, but today I’d much rather be there than here.”
The Palm Beach County circuit judge hasn't hidden his naivete as he hears witnesses describe a life of trips to Europe and Aspen, Colo., summers on the yacht, weekends at the ranch and afternoons at the pool.
When a witness was asked to name stores the Pulitzers frequented in Pans, the judge suggested another topic. “The names of the stores where they shop would be totally meaningless to me unless it was Sears, Roebuck or J.C. Penney."
Pulitzer, a tanned sportsman and international hotelier, is the grandson of Joseph Pulitzer, who launched a publishing empire, and son of Herbert Pulitzer, who published the New York World.
Harper’s grandfather and father were Pensacola policemen.
Pulitzer earns $850,000 a year on his $25 million fortune, his wife’s attorneys say, although Pulitzer says it’s only a tenth of that.
“Both of them claim a minus income, but they’re living better than I do,” Harper, who earns $53,000 a year, said during pretrial proceedings. “I don’t think either one of these people is in danger of going to the poorhouse anytime soon.”
Comfund drive off to good start
By DEBBIE TURNER Staff writer
What is tax deductible, goes in 19 different directions, and is about $12,000 closer to its 1982 pot of gold?
The Comal County Community Fund — the county’s own version of the United Way — is the answer, having received a total of $12,244 in pledges, as of Friday. And that was good news less than a week into the organization’s key phase of its fundraising drive.
Comfund’s 1982 goal is $85,000, to be distributed among 19 local agencies. That figure represents a $10,000 drop from last year’s goal, which was not met.
The advance gifts drive, which started in mid-September, usually provides about half of the total
goal, and precedes the employer-employee drive, which started last Saturday. As of Friday, $10,003 had been received in advance gifts.
A new twist and color from the blue and white Comfund pledge cards this year is a bright yellow return envelope, which has been included in billings from Guadalupe Valley Telephone Co-op. The bills were mailed out at the first of October, and a Comfund spokeswoman said 37 responses have pledged over $1,000 so far.
“The response has been encouraging,” she said, adding that area banks have also agreed to include the yellow envelopes in their statements to be mailed soon.
The return envelopes stress convenience, as well as an avenue to reach rural contributions. And if
See COMFUND, Page 12APolish officials 'bums'— Reagan
Drive, she Sdid Staff photo by Cindy Richardson
Four-year-old Amber Wenzel tries to “drive herself Lopez Karate School recently. That's four year-old
crazy” on an electronic car racing game at Chris Josh Hudson watching the action.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — President Reagan called the Polish leadership “a bunch of no good lousy bums" for banning the Solidarity trade
union and then moved Saturday to reduce Poland’s exports to the United States.
“I am ... today directing steps to bring about the suspension of Poland’s most favored nation tariff status as quickly as possible,” the president said.
U.S. officials said the step which would “not necessarily” require legislation, would be taken after consultation with Congress and would affect primarily Polish export of textiles, frozen fish and canned ham to the United States.
Reagan made his comments in his weekly radio address to the nation, delivered Saturday from the grounds of his ranch in the Santa Ynez Mountains northwest of Santa Barbara.
Just before the broadcast began, he said in a test of the microphone: “The Polish leadership, a bunch of no good lousy bums.” But the language in his actual live broadcast was more diplomatic.
The most favored nation status is accorded to the United States’ best trading partners. It reduces the tariffs charged on their goods shipped to this country.
Thus, by increasing the price of those goods here, the president would hamper that trade as well as Poland’s ability to earn dollars.
In Washington, one official, who asked not to be identified, said it is his “ballpark estimate” that
the projected $200 million total volume of Polish exports to the United States this year could be cut by as much as one half or more.
The president had intended to talk about unemployment in the wake of the announcement Friday that the September jobless rate had hit 10.1 percent. But the subject was shifted to Poland after the Warsaw government banned existing labor organizations and said they would be replaced by new unions with .sharply curtailed powers.
Reagan will address the nation on the economy in a speech from the Oval Office on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. EDT, deputy White House press secretary I^arry Speakes said.
In his radio address Saturday. Reagan called Poland’s decision to ban Solidarity and other trade organizations “another far reaching step’’ in the persecution of the Polish people by the military government there.
He said the Polish leaders “have made it clear that they never had any intention of restoring one of the most elemental human rights, the right to belong to a free trade union," after the imposition of martial law on Dec. 13, 1981.
Of the promise to establish a new union structure, the president said: “The free world can see this is only a sham. It is clear that such unions, if formed, will be mere extensions of the Polish communist party.”