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Seguin Gazette Enterprise (Newspaper) - November 21, 1982, Seguin, Texas Should City set curfew for minors opinions pm 15a trim your tree for Good cause see focus pm 4b football incas 17 Ben Bolt 20 Nav 23 Churchill 20 Reagan new braunfels 28 7 set 45 Texas 14 65 98 pages in 7 sections november 21 1982 usps488700 in 19k2 Taylor col o 50c experts again seeing economic recovery by Robert Furlow associated press writer Washington a 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 Winter and Spring new government figures released Friday said the National Economy was absolutely Flat in the jul september Quarter no growth no decline a vhf sitting there until it starts moving upward unemployment is unlikely to recede much from the highest level in 42 years percent in october but analysts say the fact that in Terest 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 talks of a snowballing 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 lower rates coupled with this years tax rate Cut and the Prospect of next years encourage Consumers to buy More goods giving producers an incentive to make More thus Leafy Blanket oceans of leaves replace traffic jams on the streets in Starcke Park As fall displaces the Long hot summer undisturbed now the leaves will soon be blown off the roads by future cold fronts in the meantime weather forecasters Are calling for mild fall weather with highs in the upper 70s through monday staff photo by Tom reel school Board to set Date for meeting with architects by Steve Tschoepe City editor a Date and time Are expected to be set by Seguin Independent school District trustees to meet with representatives of the firm Barnes Landes Good Man and Youngblood to discuss the facilities study report of the District prepared by the architects the decision on the meeting will be made during the trustees regular meeting at tuesday in the Board room of the administrative offices trustees first discussed the report during a special meeting last monday and several questions were raised concerning recommendations in the report so this meeting was requested there is the possibility that another meeting will be held to give All information to officials deny charges the Public the plans included in the report Are broken into five 10 and 15 year Seg ments the plans also propose construction of new elementary and mid dle school campuses As Well As re Novation and remodelling work on existing structures in other business trustees Are expected to approve a Resolution of respect in Honor of the past services to Seguin schools and Texas lutheran College of the late Robert Koennecke a framed certificate will be presented to mrs Margaret Koennecke noting the recognition once again trustees will have presented to them for a first Reading a Board policy concerning the naming of facilities trustees of the Board had requested the administration to Dev Elop a policy giving directives or guide lines for the naming of buildings with in the District such a policy was proposed at the boards oct 12 meeting but trustees said it was too vague and asked the administration to do More work on the proposed policy other Agenda items include of a textbook Selec Tion committee a request for use of facilities and waiver of use fee by Junior basketball program of bids for custodial equipment and aluminium stadium seating of budget amendments personnel recommendations for payment of Bills requiring them to hire Back Laid off workers who then have Money to buy More goods giving producers an incentive to make even More and hire even More and on and on of course the effect works in reverse too As apparently happened with the record High interest rates that preceded the recession High rates can push Consumers to Cut spending and prod producers to Cut output and Lay off workers but few expect rates to surge up Ward again soon the Federal Reserve Board concerned about the Long recession has been easing its formerly tight grip on the nations Supply of Money and credit and financial markets have reacted by lowering their rates on Friday it lowered its so called discount rate the rate at which it lends Money to Banks and other financial institutions from percent to 9 percent heres what some top economists Are saying about better Days ahead Robert Dederick undersecretary of Commerce we can mount a recovery at this the first clearly positive month might Well be december he said Allen Sinai the data resources inc vice president who has spoken of the 198182 downturn As a near but he said i believe the processes for recovery Are going on we Are looking for meaningful recovery in the first Jack Lavery chief economist for Merrill Lynch current weakness will push Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker to be More accommodating in policies leading to lower interest rates and that will Lead to moderate growth next year in fact the fed lowered its own lending rate on Friday for the sixth time since july a resident Pessimist in the forecasting fraternity Michael k Evans of the brokerage firm Mcmahan Brafman Morgan says huge Federal deficits and fast monetary growth Early next year could cause the fed to crack Down halting recovery As quickly As it begins but even he believes business will pick up smartly in the first Quarter if the predictions of imminent improvement sound familiar its because Treyve been heard several times in Public and private comments Over the past year the Reagan administrations Champion Optimist Treasury Secretary Donald t Regan said late last year the Economy would come roaring Back in the Spring he could be right one year late and Dederick concedes that i thought the recession hit its trough Low Point in with recovery Likely in May and june but the thing fizzled after a month or president Reagan himself was estimating More than a year ago that see economists pm 2a Schmidt offered another Job by appraisal District Board by Al Hutchinson staff writer the Board of directors of the Guada Lupe county appraisal District after being caught off guard by the sudden firing of Susan Schmidt nov 12 has offered her another Job at the appraisal office if she wants it while no official action was taken in the Marathon four hour emergency meeting of the Board thursday night the Board issued a written statement on Friday concerning part of the meet ing on thursday the statement issued by the Board said the Guadalupe county tax appraisal District Board of directors meeting in executive session on nov 18 1982 was informed at length by Norris Hall about the circumstances surrounding the recent termination of Susan Schmidt afterwards mrs Schmidt agreed to meet with the Board to further discuss the subject no official action was taken however the Board wants to emphasize that mrs Schmidt was not fired As recently reported the position she occupied was discontinued due to the changing tasks at the appraisal office one possibility discussed was moving her into a different position in the office which has been vacated this week provided she wants the Job the Board expressed regret to mrs Schmidt for the awkward handling of the members of the Board were visibly embarrassed by the events at the meeting thursday night none of the members apparently knew anything about schmidts firing until they read it in the paper on tuesday despite chief appraiser Norris Halls com ments to two newsmen that the matter had been before the Board for quite some Hall denied the comments at thursdays meeting but the two newsmen stood by their stories and pointed out that the comments were made at different times to each of the newsmen Franklin Hurt the boards acting chairman said after the executive session that the Board plans to take further action after the fifth member of the Board is chosen at the boards meeting monday night the new Mem ber will fill the vacancy created by the death of Robert Koennecke while neither Hurt nor any other Board member would elaborate on future action it appeared almost cer Tain that major changes will be made in the handling of personnel As Well As some other areas vote fraud has Long history in South Texas by Cam Rossie associated press writer Brownsville Texas a the Region that produced the notorious Box 13 vote fraud which some claim set up Lyndon Johnsons 1948 Senate Victory and launched him on a path to the presidency is again the target of investigations into voting irregularities but a lifelong South Texas resident and former democratic party official says the Patron system that allegedly got lbs elected to the Senate died out in the Region More than a dozen years ago while isolated instances of voter fraud May continue Power Bosses no longer dictate election results says Salinas former Starr county democratic party chairman you can see people in the Valley actually voting their minds he said Salinas acknowledges the stigma associated with the regions voting tactics remains due largely to the mid1900s when politics were extremely the Box 13 investigation was halted before any indictments came of it but in 1977 former Texas election judge Luis Salas said he had certified enough fictitious ballots for Jim Wells county Box 13 to steal the nomination then tantamount to election for lbs 29 years earlier Salas claimed the late Duval county political Boss George Parr had or dered the 202 fictions ballots be certified the current South Texas investigation Salinas charges is politically motivated by an anti democratic department of he says the Federal government int making a comparable Effort to get at the Root of alleged voter fraud in other areas of the country such As Chicago assistant attorney Jack Wolfe heading the vote buying investigation in Starr and four other counties agrees voter fraud is no More com Mon in the Region than it is anywhere else the difference says Wolfe is folks in the largely democratic Rural area tattle on each other the problem Here is that you have people in Small communities where everybody knows everybody said the South Texas raised Wolfe people Are willing to Point the Finger at another person its not like you can do it and nobody knows about said Wolfe in Houston or Chicago lets say somebody could blend into the eight people indicted by a Federal grand jury last month on charges of buying votes in the Duval county May democratic primary election will face a Jan 3 pretrial hearing before District judge Filemon Vela of Brownsville jury selection is to begin Jan 5 All eight have pleaded innocent Wolfe says his office the depart ment of Public safety and the Federal Bureau of investigation also Are probing allegations of voting irregularities in Hidalgo and Brooks counties a preliminary investigation has been launched in san Patrick county he said in All those counties its vote buying and ballot Box stuffing and generally it deals with the Absentee Wolfe said that the easiest thing to All the allegations weve received so far in All the counties involve the democratic he said stories of voting fraud and pressure tactics on voters Are common in this Region and incidents such As former Starr county sheriff Rene soils conviction for 1wo voting Irreg Laries dont help the areas reputation Salinas says however people Are not willing to recognize the great strides that we have made As far As elections and voting some people claim the so called hospitality tents set up by candidates outside polling places actually Are used to Check on citizens to ensure they voted for the proper candidate others say voters Are see vote fraud pm 2a Western theme planned for chamber breakfast by Steve Tschoepe City editor Western will be the theme of this wednesdays Segui Guadalupe county chamber of Commerce membership breakfast at in the coliseum sponsor of this months breakfast is farm and ranch super Market tickets to the breakfast Are each and will be available through tuesday at the chamber of com Merce office 111 e Center Seving As guest emcees for the breakfast will be Gary Bethel and Tim Rubinstein stepping in to As Sist the duo May be former emcee Edmund Kuempel providing musical entertainment on the piano will be Tom Engler in addition to a very special door prize donated by there will be the usual door prize and other door prizes to be Given to those attending the membership prize is up to and for it to be claimed a designated representative of the firm must be present at the break fast when the firms name is drawn More information is available by causing 3796382 Driver treated released Harris Gene Warren 17 of 2305 Chapman was treated and released from Guadalupe Valley Hospital for injuries received in an Accident at Friday police said Warren was ticketed Index 47a 12a Isa Isa 18b 10b 1m3b for failure to yield right Otway after he attempted a left turn in front of an oncoming vehicle at the Corner of North King and Cedar streets he sustained lacerations Over an Eyebrow in the Accident according to a police department spokesman weather Outlook Cloudy to partly Cloudy sunday with an afternoon High in the upper 70s winds will be southeasterly at 5io Mph Cloudy again sunday night with a Low in the Low 60s partly Cloudy on monday with a High in the upper 70s

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