New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 8, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
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There is a 40 percent chance of thundershowers this afternoon and Friday, with mostly cloudy skies' predicted. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a 20 percent chance of precipitation. Daytime temperatures will be cooler than they have been, with a high near 90 predicted today. Winds will be from the southeast at 10-15 miles per hour, diminishing to 5-10 mph tonight. Sunset today will be at 7:45 p.m., and sunrise Friday at 7:12 a.m.Streety's 100th
New Braunfels Head Coach Jim Streety is looking at his 100th game aa the Unicorns' football coach the same way he’s looked at the other 99 — carefully. Sports, papa 6.
WEATHER................2Renovation for old high school said expensive
Architects planning the air commoning system for the New Braunfels Independent School District told trustees about possible problems they nught encounter in updating the old high school on Mill Street as an administrative facility
The problems discussed b> representatives of Jessen and Associates, an architectural firm, were incorrectly attributed to the Lamar School facility in Wednesday’s HeraldZ&Tung. NB1SD Superintendent Charles Bradberry said the I .a mar School building, located at 240 N. Central, is a sound structure Architects told the board Tuesday night that it might not be worth the cost of restoration to modernize the old high school, which was built in 1913, for use as a central administrative facility Every window rn the building would have to be rebuilt to help sustain a central air conditioning system, the architects said Presently, there are window units on the building’s third hour, where the Community Council of South Central Texas has some offices The arch at the entrance of the building would also need work, the architects said The architects said that there were also cracks rn the building s foundation up to the masonry Bradberry said this morning that he would like to see the old high school modernized as a central administrative facility for NB1SD, if the modernization costs would meet with the district’s budget. Two other alternatives would be to enlarge the present administrative offices or to tear down the present administrative offices and construct a new building, he said.
“if we could restore that one <the old high school) for the same price, we would,’’ Bradberry said
Garden Ridge looking for newcity hall
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
A temporary building has served Garden Ridge citizens as City Hall and Municipal Court for more than a decade. Now, there's a chance of its being sold out from under them.
Harold Miller, the developer who started the community in the late 1960s, is going out of business, and has put his remaining properties up for sale. The list includes the portable City Hall, the lot it sits on, and the water system that serves Garden Ridge and surrounding areas.
Councilmember David Hencshel thinks
the time has come to begin work on a permanent community center, starting with funds left the city by Eduard Holzapfel three years ago. He volunteered Wednesday night to chair a committee to get the off-discussed project off the ground.
“i’d like to get this thing off dead center,” said Hencshel after the meeting. “We can talk this thing to death. I’d like to see some action.”
Eduard Holzapfel was one of Garden Ridge's first residents and biggest landowners. He died a single man in 1960, and left the bulk of his estate to BoysviUe. However, his will provided that three acres be donated to Garden Ridge for a civic
Rather than try to build on the somewhat marshy plot of land, Council chose to sell the three acres for $12,000. The money was placed in a special building fund in 1961 It’s been drawing interest since then, and is now ‘close to J14.000,” said Mayor Paul Davis on Wednesday.
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The city park seems the likeliest spot for the proposed building. Hencshel wants to call it a “community center,” rather than a “town hall.” He hopes it would not only
serve as a headquarters for City Council, Municipal Court and the Police Department, but would also provide a meeting place for the Boy Scouts, the Women's Club, Community Education and other groups.
Davis told Hencshel to go ahead and start checking. Councilmember Ben White requested that the committee also look into what role the present city building might play, and whether Garden Ridge should try to buy it for future use. The city currently leases the building, with utilities, for 850 a month.
Maynard Hamilton, who serves on the See GARDEN RIDGE, Page lf
Property search expanded for new Post Office
By DEBBIE DaLOACH Staff w filar
The “preferred area” for a new post office in New Braunfels has bean expanded from just the downtown area in one direction to Highway ll
That's the recommendation of William H. Brady Jr., United States Post Office real estate division manager in Dallas. The idea hasn’t been approved yet, bid Brady said expansion was the only course available.
"This doesn't mean that the downtown area is out of contention,'' Brady said Thursday. “We got several offers on downtown sites, but none were suitable on price or configuration of the property All the downtown property is built up, and that causes
expense and disruption “So by expanding the preferred area,” he added, “I’m just saying now ‘in addition to,' we want to look into property between the downtown area and Highway 81.”
Before his expansion request, Brady was looking for an area bounded by the Comal River on the north, Santa Clara Street on the south. Garden Street on the east, and the Missouri-Kansas-Texas railroad tracks on the west Once Brady’s request is approved, the proposal will filter down to the New Braunfels Postmaster Kenneth Rheinlander. Any agreement by the city will be subject to Rheinlander's approval, Brady
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Jet debris found;
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Soviet Union reported today it found debris in international waters from the South Korean jetliner it shot down a week ago. Secretary of State George P. Shultz met the Soviet foreign minister and called the Soviet explanation for the attack “totally unacceptable.”
"The foreign minister’s response to me was even more unsatisfactory,” than previous statements, Shultz told reporters after the two hour session. "I find it totally unacceptable...this is not the end of the matter.”
An airline boycott of the Soviet Union, meanwhile, continued to escalate with British Airways cancelling all flights to Moscow for 60 days and French, Italian and Norwegian pilots saying they would stop flying to the Soviet Union next week.
The Soviet ambassador to Japan, Vladmir Pavlov, pinpointed four sites where the jetliner’s debris was found in international waters north of Moneron Island, Japanese Foreign Ministry officials said. Moneron Island is about 30 miles west of the Soviet island of Sakhalin, site of major defense installations.
The Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 carried 269 people when it was shot down Sept. I. Pavlov said no survivors or bodies had been recovered as of Tuesday, according to Japanese officials. He promised to turn the debris from the plane over to the Japanese government.
In Madrid, Shultz met with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko to demand a full explanation of the attack. The session had been planned to consider arms control, but Shultz said he would rule out any topic ex
cept the shooting down of the jetliner.
British Foreign Secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe, in Madrid with other foreign ministers for the Conference on European Security and Cooperation, said air travel sanctions were being considered that would "express the common sense of revulsion around the world.”
Pilots’ groups in West Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark and Switzerland said they would join a 60-day boycott on flights to the Soviet Union but have not announced a date to begin their action. No U.S. airlines fly to Moscow.
The pilots' boycott was called for Tuesday by their world governing body, the International Federation of Airline Pilots Associations.
British Airways has four scheduled
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Marines return fire to Druse positions
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP)-TheU.S. Navy went into action in Lebanon for the first time today, teaming up with Marine artillery to pound Druse gunners who shelled Beirut airport again in violation of a cease-fire pledge.
"We hit the target that we aimed at," Warrant Officer Charles Rowe said after the Marines joined the frigate Bowen in blasting militia positions southeast of the airport that fired on the Marine compound.
Rowe said the Navy and Marines retaliated at 12:45 p.m. — 6:45 a.m. EDT — as the airport was under renewed shelling.
He said the Bowen fired four rounds of high explosives from its five-inch guns and the Marines fired six rounds from a 155mm battery.
On Wednesday, U.S. and French jet fighters streaked over Lebanon for the first time in a warning to Druse gunners who killed two French peacekeeping troops and wounded a Marine.
The hills southeast of the airport are controlled by leftist Druse militiamen trying to stop the Lebanese army from moving into mountains from a highway intersection on the airport's edge.
At least three shells slammed into the runway about 200 yards from two American generals visiting the 1,200-man Marine contingent today. One shell blew up the airport’s fuel station, state radio reported.
The radio also said Lebanese army positions at the Khalde highway intersection and neighboring hills just a mile southeast of the Manne zone came under heavy shelling.
Ll. Gen. John H. Miller, commander of the Fleet Marine Force Atlantic, based at Norfolk, Va., and Maj. Gen. Alfred M. Gray, commander of the 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune. N.C., began their inspection visit a few hours before the shelling forced them and the Mannes to flee for bunkers. No casualties were reported.
The shelling was on the fifth day of fighting between Druse and Christian militias, which police say has left 353 dead and 875 wounded since an Israeli pullback from the area on Sunday.
Today’s barrage hit the airport only hours after Druse militiamen pledged to stop shooting at multinational peacekeeping forces in Beirut following reported threats of retaliation by the United States, France and Italy.
A statement from leftist Druse opposition leader Walid Jumblatt's Syrian-backed Progressive Socialist Party said it would guarantee that no “accident or erroneous shooting at the multinational positions will occur.”
"Our forces will also refrain from directing any fire agamst areas held by the multinational forces even if the lebanese army is stationed in these
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Fire department medical technicians carry the victim to a waiting ambulanceLocal man dies after accident
EMTs attempt to stabilize Kropp in a field off FM 306
By DEBBIE DelOACH StaH write*
Roger W Kropp. 31, was fatally injured Wednesda> on FM 306 when his truck collided with a Missouri-Pacific tram.
The New Braunfels native was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital shortly after noon by New Braunfels Emergency Medical Service personnel . but died at 3:12 p rn He had suffered massive internal injuries.
New Braunfels Police Sgt John Wommack said witnesses saw the signal lights work mg and heard the train s horn blowing prior to the collision. Kroppt s efforts to stop his dump truck or make it turn to the left came too late The officer's report staled the truck crossed the tracks and was struck by the tram on its right side “One of the witnesses said after impact, it looked like a kid kicking a toy." Wommack said “We know the truck flew 26 feet, because there s a gap between point of impact and where the truck first landed It slid down an embankment, and the driver was found some 20 feet from the truck's final resting place."
The dump truck was empt) at the time of the accident.1 Someone said if it had been full," Wommack said, “we d have had a derailment. ”
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