New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 17, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels, Texas Vol. 91 - No. 204 62 Pages-4 Sections (USPS 377^80)
Hands off Israel, Shultz tells U.IM.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States threatened Saturday to halt payments to the United Nations and withdraw from the U.N. General Assembly if the assembly votes to expel Israel.
“Such action would do grave damage to the • entire United Nations system and it would hurt us all,” Secretary of State George P. Shultz said in a strongly worded statement issued Saturday. He called on U.N. members to “turn aside such initiatives.”
“If Israel were excluded from the General Assembly, the United States would withdraw from participation in the assembly and would withhold payments to the United Nations, until Israel’s right to participate is restored,” the statement said.
It reinforced a similar threat voiced Wednesday by U.S. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, who said American diplomats are employing a “full-court press” in lobbying against the ouster campaign, mounted by Iraq and Libya against Israel in the 157-member assembly.
U.N. observers have said hardline Arab nations succeeded last week in getting a creditials vote on the matter postponed until Oct. 25, to allow them more time to swing African, Asian and other Third World countries behind their drive.
In the statement, Shultz also said the United States would recall its delegation to the U.N.-affiliated International Telecommunication Union Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, and end further payments to it if the expulsion attempt is approved.
Just three weeks ago, U.S. delegates walked out of a UtN.-affiliated International Atomic Energy Agency conference in Vienna, Austria, following a vote to deny Israel credentials.
“The United States views these threats with grave concern,” Shultz said of the proposals to exclude Israel. “We will take ... action in other United Nations organizations if there are similar moves.”
The secretary added that the United States is withholding all further payments to the IAEA pending a reassessment of U.S. participation. The agency is a U.N. organization that polices the use
See ISRAEL, Page 12A
Staff photo by John Sen terRevenge—sort of
The New Braunfels Unicorns were spoiling to get at Gonzales Friday night, and, with quarterback Craig Wersterfer leading the charge, they did in a big way. But it was a costly victory. Sports, Page SA
Comal County skies will continue to be sunny with warm temperatures through Sunday. Skies will turn partly cloudy on Monday. Winds Sunday will be out of the southeast, 10-15 mph.
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Staff photo by Cindy Richardson
Friday night was homecoming for two of the three Comal County high schools - New Braunfels and Smithson Valley and, as usual, both named homecoming queens during halftime ceremonies. Above, Martha McComb and escort Carl Haack are all smiles after learning she has been named
Smithson Valley homecoming queen. Right, Tina Lisk gets an escort from Chris Winkler after being named NBHS homecoming queen. Both schools presented their fans and exes with homecoming game victories, as New Braunfels downed Gonzales and Smithson Valley defeated Southside.
By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer
They’ll be coming back Tuesday for the second time in two weeks — complete with their slides, drawings and plans for the New Braunfels Independent School District.
The “they” being architects from the Austin architectural firm of Jessen and Associates.
These same architects, who are currently working on plans for the district’s expansion, were orginally scheduled to appear before the NBISD board of trustees on Oct. 5.
But due to the board being tied up in executive session for almost four hours that night (discussing student discipline), the architects postponed their presentation until the board’s next meeting — which will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the library of New Braunfels High School.
Tuesday’s presentation will be the first time the
Architects to unveil
architects have formally appeared before the school board since their firm was hired by the district to work on NBISD’s long-range plans.
It’s expected that Jessen representatives will present their recommendations after studying the district’s long-range planning committee’s study, as well as show slides and-or drawings of how present NBISD campuses could be expanded.
The district has already taken action on one of the long-range committee’s recommendations — to build a new elementary school — by putting a down-payment of $10,000 down on a 20-acre tract of land located off FM 725 toward McQueeney.
In an earlier interview NBISD Supt. O.E. Hendricks said that the district had “taken an option” on this land to build the new school.
“This payment is for the option to buy,” Hendricks said. “If we don’t buy it we lose the money.”
NBISD officials are looking for the public to pay'map' of NBISD's future
for the new elementary school, as well as the committee’s recommendations for other NBISD campuses, by passing a bond issue.
Hendricks does not yet know how big a bond issue it would take to meet all these recommendations. “These people are going to tell us,” he said in an earlier telephone conversation, referring to the architects.
“And I don’t think they know yet,” he added. Hendricks does predict, however, that the bond issue will be put before the public in either November or December.
In doing its study, the planning committee predicted that within the next decade, NBISD's student population would increase by as much as 50 percent.
For this reason, the committee recommended that a new school be built and that additions and
See NBISD, Page 12A
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CISD board reduction on Tuesday agenda
A proposed plan for cutting the Comal Independent School District’s nine-member board to seven members will be presented at Tuesday’s board meeting. Trustees will convene at 7:30 p.m. at Bulverde Middle School.
The plan to be presented involves postponing elections until August.
Trustees will also consider offers from executives of the New Braunfels ISD and New Braunfels Utilities.
NBISD Superintendent O E. Hendricks has asked CISD to contribute half the cost of a teacher for Teen Connection, a newly-established alternative school for problem juveniles. The school is located inside the New Braunfels school district, but Hendricks said that both districts could suspend students there if staff were available.
Utilities General Manager Bob Sohn has advanced the idea of a cooperative maintenance program using equipment from the city, county and both school districts. CISD Superintendent Edgar O. Willhelm considers the
idea worthy of exploration.
Problems with the tax roll compiled by the Comal County Appraisal District have caused the CISD tax office to burn the midnight oil. Tax assessor E.W. Neuse estimates a $500 weekly overtime budget, and will ask trustees to amend the 1982-83 operating budget to allow for this.
Trustees will also consider an updated tax-year calendar, based on Chief Appraiser Glenn Brucks’ hope that the certified tax roll will be available by Nov. I.
A new version of the district’s policy on educational philosophy (amended last year) will be considered Tuesday, along with revised policies on board and administrative functions. One of the proposed amendments will require new administrative personnel to live within CISD.
Trustees will also review ACT and SAT scores, look at student fund-raising projects for the coming year, consider amending the Fischer community’s lease on a piece of school property and make appointments to the textbook committee.
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Money total slowly rising
By DEBBIE TURNER Staff writer
With a good two weeks into its 1982 drive, Comal County Community Fund had received, as of Friday, $17,300 in total pledges from advance gifts and the new yellow return envelopes.
"We’re pleased with the progress so far,’’ said Comfund public chairman Vladimir Pospisil Friday. “This effort benefits the whole county, so it’s important to contribute.”
Comfund is striving this month to reach its 1982 goal of $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, headed by chairman Robert Fisher and started in mid-September, usually provides about half of the total goal, and precedes the employer-employee drive, which
started Oct. 9. The $17,300 figure does not reflect employee donations, a Comfund spokeswoman said Friday.
In addition to the blue and white pledge cards, there’s a bright yellow return envelope, which has been included in billings from Guadalupe Valley Telephone Co-op and various bank statements. The return envelopes stress convenience, as well as an avenue to reach rural contributions.
Pospisil said that sixteen of the past drive chairmen, including the first one, E.P. Nowotny in 1954, will be featured in short spots on the local radio station throughout the remainder of the month. “I’ve spoken to about IO different organizations about Comfund,” he added, "and other members of the speaker’s bureau are ready, willing and able to come give a presentation about Comfund.”
See COMFUND, Page 12A
Utilities eyes bond issue for improvements
Trustees for New Braunfels Utilities will do some heavy planning for the future at a special meeting Monday night.
Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Utilities office board room, trustees will consider approval of a resolution to the City Council for $3.2 million in Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds. They’ll also discuss current, mid-range and long-range needs.
Utilities General Manager Bob Sohn said the
bonds would be used to improve “electric, water, sewer and general facilities.” Several different projects are contemplated, some in newly-annexed areas, and some in older parts of town.
Sewer service to Sleepy Hollow is one of the big items on the list, and Sohn said extensive water work is needed in the area of Walnut Square shopping center, between IH 35 and U.S. 81.
“A lot of the mains are very old and very
small,” he said. "People have told us if we ever had a fire over there, the water pressure would drop below what it should be. That’s a pretty expensive project.”
Utilities sold $4 million in bonds in 1980. "That s all the bonds we’ve had since way before 1970,” Sohn said. From now on, he added, the board hopes to issue bonds as needed for definite purposes.