New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 24, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas
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Closed session, Utilities bonds high on City Council agenda
City Council has scheduled an executive session prior to Monday night’s regular meeting, for discussion of legal and personnel matters.
Members will call roll at 7 p.m. and then shut the doors of the council chamber. After reconvening in open session at 7:30, they will consider appointment of a new city attorney.
The council will also consider a resolution recognizing IO years of service by incumbent City Attorney Irvin Boarnet, whose resignation becomes effective at the end of this month.
Two requests from the New Braunfels Utilities board are also up for discussion. Utilities has asked the council to create a new class of securities for financing capital improvements, and to approve a notice of sale of $3.2 million in revenue bonds for improvements needed in the near future.
Council members will also consider appointed a student representative to the Parks and Recreation
Advisory Board from the New Braunfels Independent School District.
Two proposed ordinances tabled at the Oct. ll council meeting are back on the agenda again. The council will consider a revised version of an ordinance creating a city arts and cultural commission, and one which would require detailed engineering plans from anyone requesting a permit to build along a waterway. The latter ordinance, as presented at the last meeting, drew strong protests from local property owners and attorneys.
Parking, no-parking and unlawful assemblage ordinances voted on Oct. ll are up for second and third readings.
The City Planning and Zoning Commission is recommending annexation of three strip areas as soon as possible. Council may act on that Monday night. It will also consider authorizing removal of the asphalt wheelchair ramps downtown, which were reported at the last meeting to be inadequate.
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Coping with sorrow
Grief counseling helps Eberhards after son's death
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
Leon and I^averne Eberhard had every right to take pride in their younger son Steven. He was valedictorian of his New Braunfels High School class. As a student at Texas A4tM University, he became a member of the elite Ross Volunteers and earned a hatful of military and scholastic awards. He graduated summa cum laude and went on to receive a law degree from Harvard.
The bright story ended five months ago. On June 6, practicing Houston attorney Steven James Eberhard died
of bronchial pneumonia. He was 29 years old.
His parents may need months -perhaps years — to recover from the blow. But they’ve found help in an organization called The Compassionate Friends.
‘it’s a support group, exclusively for people who have lost children,’’ Mrs Eberhard said. The San Antonio chapter holds meetings on the first Thursday of each month.
“We go, and we talk about whatever it is that's really bothering us." said the New Braunfels woman. “The first few meetings you don’t think of anything but that horrible pain. And
everybody understands, because we’ve all been there.
“Other people can be supportive; they may think they understand,” she added. “But they really haven’t any idea.”
Alta Holmes, leader of the San Antonio group, echoed that sentiment.
"People compare it to, well, your parents died. You grieved for a while, then you got over it.’ But you’d been expecting that. That's the natural order of things,” said Holmes. To a parent, the untimely death of a child — at any age — presents a whole dif-
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Arab leaders relax stance on Israel
WASHINGTON i API - Morocco’s King Hassan said Saturday the Arab world will recognize Israel, if certain conditions are met. including Israeli surrender of the territories occupied in the 1967 war.
Hassan also said the Arab-Israeli conflict has “entered a new phase: This is no longer the conflict of force, but in fact it is the conflict of law, and rights.”
Although Hassan’s willingness to recognize Israel was qualified, he went further than most Arab leaders have been willing to go previously toward accepting the Israeli state.
Hassan headed a six-nation Arab league delegation that met with President Reagan Friday to discuss Arab and U.S. proposals for a lasting peace in the Middle East.
U.S. officials had said in advance of the meeting that the Arabs needed to “come out of th* closet and explicitly declare their willingness to recognize and negotiate with Israel.
At a news conference, with the foreign ministers of Tunisia, Algeria and Jordan sitting nearby, Hassan said: “Our presence here, if we want to be logical with our own position, shows that we also want ourselves to live in peace with Israel — Israel
being recognized and otherwise, we would not be
But he quickly added: "some conditions have to be fufilled in order for this to happen, and so long as these conditions are not fulfilled, there will be no recognition of Israel by Arab states."
A U.S. official said Hassan’s statement “seems positive ... rather upbeat” and was at least a “marginal” advance over the previous Arab attitude toward recognizing Israel. The official said he did not want to be identified.
Foremost among those conditions, he said, is that Israel must give up to the West Bank and Gaza Strip and return to the borders it occupied before the 1967 war. He didn’t list others, but in the past, the Arab nations have said they include Israeli recognition of the Palestine liberation Organization and the establishment of a Palestinian slate in the occupied territories.
Hassan made clear his feeling that Israel’s pre-1967 borders should be recognized by Arab states as the borders of Israel.
Voicing what he declared was an independent analysis of the .situation, he said, “We are bound to say these are the borders of Israel. We must say it undeniably.”
Candidates stress qualifications for post .
Betty Moorhead, Democratic nominee for Comal County Clerk, is running on her experience as a deputy in the clerk’s office and the County Court-at-Law.
Republican Rosie Bosenbury is running on 20 years’ experience in “people-managing.”
“In my opinion, the county clerk is a manager. Managers get things done through people, rather than doing the work themselves,” said Bosenbury. “They have a fantastic staff over there. If you have the managerial ability, the work is going to get done.”
Moorhead has a different opinion. “I believe I have the experience that specifically applies to the county clerk’s job,” she said.
The Democratic candidate points to 27 years of experience in “preparing statements, documents and depositions.’’ Working under incumbent County Clerk Irene Nuhn (who will retire when her successor takes office), she was the first deputy clerk assigned to the County Court-at-I^iw when it w as created in 1977.
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New wrinkles to be unveiled when Wurstfest opens gates Friday
The briskness in the air of late isn t all a change in seasons. There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes bustle in New Braunfels, as the community gets ready for Wurstfest ’82.
Wurstfest, rated one of America’s best fall festivals, will open this Friday and run through Nov. 7.
The 23-year-old event has undergone some changes in the past few years. The Wurstfest Association, working under president Ed Kadlecek, has made some this time too.
One of the most exciting new events will be the Goebelfest, featuring the largest display of “M.I. Hummel” figurines ever shown in the southern United States. Internationally recognized artists and sculptors will be present all IO days of the fest to answer questions and demonstrate their talents.
Goebelfest will be located adjacent to the Wurstfest grounds, and admission will be free. Visitors will have a chance to win an all-expense-paid two-week trip to West Germany, courtesy of TWA and the Goebel company.
A live Hummel figurine look-alike contest will be held on Nov. 3 (Students’ Day) in the Wursthalle. Children aged three to IO are eligible to enter. Applications must be submitted to the Wurstfest office by this Wednesday.
Entertainment chairman Joe Rogers said 15 new groups will be appearing in
the Wursthalle and on outdoor stages this year. One folk dancing group will demonstrate “clogging,” and fest visitors will experience the melodic sounds of zithers, knutsches, Alpine horns,
Tyrolean bells, musical saws and yodelers. There will be 57 entertainment groups in all.
Accordion man Myron Floren will be back for his 15th Wurstfest, playing six days instead of the usual five. In fact, Floren will open the festivities at the
Wurstfest grounds this Friday, sailing in courtesy of the new “Wurst Navy.”
Three deck boats will carry Floren and other dignitaries up the Comal River to the newly landscaped Wurstfest waterfront, and lawrence Welk’s accordion man will play his first performance at the landing.
Of course, the Wurstfest grounds aren’t the only place to see and visit - a variety of attractions are featured elsewhere in New Braunfels as well as at Canyon I^ake.
This year’s Heritage Exhibit in the New Braunfels Civic Center tells the story of the German immigration to Texas, with a live, continuous sausage-making demonstration on the side. Many of the artifacts on display will never again be offered for public viewing.
The Sophienburg Museum will hold demonstrations of crocheting, knitting, lap quilting, bobbin lacemaking and tatting. Wurstfest also includes an Art and Craft Sale on the Main Plaza, a yacht regatta at Canyon lake, tennis and bowling tournaments and an oldfashioned melodrama, The Wurst Little Boathouse in Texas.
A complete schedule of activities is now available at Wurstfest Information Headquarters in the Civic Center, along with information on group rates. Stop by, call (512) 625-2385 or write Wurstfest at P.O. Box 180, New Braunfels, 78130.InsideToday's Weather
The National Weather Service predicts “real fine weather" for the first part of this week. Today will be sunny and mild, with winds from the east at approximately IO mph. Fair weather will continue through Monday, with a cool night tonight.Unicorns roll
Earl Wilson didn’t play, but fortunately the New Braunfels Unicorns didn’t need him Friday against Kerrville. Led by quarterback Craig Wersterfer, the Unicorns rolled up enough offense to beat the Antlers, 24-6. Sports. Page 6ARangers Lose
Smithson Valley gave Randolph’s RoHawks a tussle, but the Rangers, minus their leading ground gainer Darren Grey, couldn’t find any offense in a 14-0 loss at Randolph Friday night. Sports, Page 6A.Comfund drive
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WEATHER..........................2AActress shot accidentally in mansion
BEDFORD HI LUS. NY. (AP) - Actress Jennifer O’Neill, found bleeding from a gunshot wound to the abdomen in her sprawling 22-room mansion, apparently shot herself accidentally, police said Saturday.
The star of the movie “Summer of ’42” was in fair and stable condition and under intensive care after surgery, officials of the Northern Westchester Hospital Center said.
Miss O’Neill’s wound was “accidental” and “apparently self-inflicted,” said Detective James Salmon,
At least four people, including her husband, were in the house at the time of the shooting Friday evening, Salmon said. He refused to identify the other three, but said they had been questioned.
Salmon said the former model was alone in her second-floor bedroom, on the bed and bleeding heavily, when police answered a call from a “hysterical” woman.
The bullet passed through her body, police said. The gun was recovered, but police would not disclose its caliber.
Miss O’Neill, 33, lives in a Colonial-styIe mansion in this affluent Westchester County community with her fourth husband and business manager, John Lederer, and her two children, 15-year-old Aimee and 1-year-old Reis.
Lederer was downstairs when the shot was fired, officials said.
Police learned of the shooting when Mount Kisco Police Lt. Ted Brugger received a call from a
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Dick Warren and Paul Carter work on a replica of the an
niversary arch in the Civic Center in preparation for the
annual Chamber of Commerce Heritage Exhibit, while the landscaped Comal River awaits the sound of Wurstfest visitors. Wurstfest and the
Heritage Exhibit open Friday, beginning a 10 day stretch of nonstop activity in Landa Park and other locations around New Braunfels.
Staff photos by Cindy Richardson