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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 7, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas 45436 Tx 7S 235 Thursday Taytof Communications r25 Cents 1980 Allens path could change from Texas HeraldZeitung 24 Pages USPS 377880 Mew Texas MIAMI AP Gulf Coast residents from Mexico to Florida eyed Hurricane Allens path of destruction across the Caribbean and tried to outguess the forecasters on where the killer storm would turn But forecasters are Predicting the paths of these mon strous ocean storms is far from an exact Over a 24hour forecasters predictions can be off by 100 miles or more in either direction if the storm slows speeds up or changes course by as little as 10 Allens path late Wednesday and early today seemed to head straight toward but National Hurricane Center forecaster Paul Hebert warned anything could happen in the next few days as Allen churns across the rejuvenating waters of the Gulf of Five hurt in barge collision HOUSTON AP Five men were injured today as a barge burst into flames after colliding with a wheat tanker in the Houston Ship Channel near Morgans All the injured were aboard a tug that was pushing four Three were flown to Hermann Hospital by Lifeflight The Coast Guard said the fire was confined to one compartment of one of the barges that contained flammable The tanker Brazos was inbound and the tugboat was outbound near Morgans Point where the 50mile ship channel enters Galveston The Coast Guard said the Brazos dropped anchor after the collision but appeared to have sustained only minor No injuries were reported aboard the They dont always go straight the Miami forecaster On its present Allen could land anywhere from Mexico to he As the hurricane moved toward the Gulf of storm jitters inspired precautions in many coastal People stocked up on canned goods in Louisiana and Alabama and oil workers were evacuated from rigs off The storm passed south of but small boat operators were warned to stay in port from South Marco Island on the west coast and Jupiter Inlet on the A giant ridge of air under high stuck over most of the southeastern United has so far resisted Allens natural inclination to turn weather officials The air moving south out of the high pressure area was curved clockwise to the west by the earths pushing the storm to the That has spared the Eastern Coast the fury of a killer hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 150 Giant rivers of air are responsible for most of the Forecasters call them steering They control where the hurricane not unlike the way a rivers current pushes a block of Part of the reasons forcasters cant be more precise was made clear by half a dozen television screens scattered around the hurricane centers office a whirling mass of angry clouds with the leading edge near western Cuba and the miles wagging across Puerto Tracking a hurricane would be easier if the eye were at the storms But because a hurricanes motion is similar to that of a officials the eye might travel in The eye also has height and could be in different places at different Scientists say little is known about a hurricanes steering All they can they is stick to mathematical guesses aimed at protecting as many lives as possible then watch the storm choose its own m JiAdfrk VffiXayV wir i jjj in dot the hood of a well waxed automobile Inside Kennedy vows convention fight NEW YORK AP Edward in a rare appearance by a presidential candidate on the floor of a political promises to bring more fireworks to what clearly will be a turbulent Democratic National Con Kennedy said Wednesday he will address the convention to stand up for his beliefs on economic but political considerations also seemed to play a part in the decision of the long shot challenger to take to the convention It has been more than 80 years since an orator took the convention floor and snatched a presidential nomination from the Then William Jennings Bryan led another economic debate and dispatched the opposition with his famous Cross of Gold Kennedy said he will address the convention during Tuesday nights primetime television debate on economic He said he was making the break with tradition to bring maximum attention to his I would certainly welcome Kennedy if Carter would join the Such a confrontation is unlikely since Carter has steadfastly refused to Light rains scattered in area Although yesterdays rain didnt break any for 45 minutes it put a crack in a drought condition that has existed in Comal County since June Between and thundershowers scattered around Comal Rainfall readings from 8 yesterday to 8 today ranged from of an inch at Canyon Lake to of an inch in New Weather reports indicated that while northeast New Braunfels received most of the no rain fell in the western portion Despite the rain at Canyon the water level of the lake fell from feet to The fall in the water level was attributed to the release of water from the dam and Although water release from the dam remains at 5t cubic feet per reports from the dam headquarters reported that the dams water inflow jumped from 46 cfs to 55 Tommy assistant engineer with GuadalupeBlanco River said despite the increase of inflow into the dam the authority would probably not increase the water outflow this We have a and we watch it for a week or he adding that the setting is not changed day by If the rain well have to he still The showers originated from an enhanced area of showers which stretches from Corpus Christi to Cliff a forecaster with the National Weather Service in San Antonio Some of the showers from that area moved in from the Texas coast and drifted he Most of them died before they could Brock which is why they werent able to Thats why there were no showers very far west of New civil defense workers are preparing the county for Hurricane Herb civil defense coordinator for New Braunfels and Comal Whenever a hurricane hits the Texas people evacuating the storm area usually come to the central Texas he If it comes into anywhere from below Houston to almost people come he We usually get the overflow from San If such circumstances the first shelter that will be opened is the American Legion Post 35 236 Garden be opened in five Syring Although New Braunfels police and fire departments reported no incidents relating to the one local mer chant felt the effects of the Curtis owner of M M Warehouse on 255 Landa was having roof built onto his building when at approximately a gust of wind picked up the roof and flipped it There were no injuries or major damages at the Bremer debate Kennedy throughout the cam Kennedy said the dramatic ap pearance is intended to redeem a campaign pledge to stand up at the convention for the victims of our current recession and But practical politics would seem to compel the Carter is well ahead of Kennedy in convention delegate votes and has more than enough to get the nomination unless a small miracle occurs between now and next Wednesday night when the convention A new effort at converting delegates to Kennedys open convention polistion was launched on Wednesday with mailgrams sent to delegates urging them to oppose the proposed loyalty Tom said the Mailgrams stressed that the sponsoring group was not trying to dump Carter but merely believed an open convention is the only way to have a strong ticket and a united party to beat the Republicans in the Republican presidential nominee Ronald was relaxing at his Pacific Take it from the top The nearly completed roof on the 255 Landa was blown off by a strong gust of wind Wednesday The incident occurred while men were working on the but no one was The storage warehouse is owned by Curtis Radiation House panel says government should pay damages WASHINGTON AP The govern ment deliberately concealed radiation dangers from people living downwind of atomic tests in the 1950s and 1960s and should pay damages to innocent vic charges a House The in a draft report released said the nowdefunct Atomic Energy Commission not only but actually suppressed all evidence of harmful effects from radiation given off by atmospheric tests at its Nevada Test The subcommittee said the nation owes a moral debt to those who relied on false assurances of safety during the tests and should not force radiation victims to battle for damages through the It is all the more pitiful that the forgotten human beings the guinea pigs of our countrys atomic bomb testing have in some cases had to wait nearly 20 years just to have their cries said Bob D the subcommittee Simple human compassion and morality dictate that we promptly and adequately compensate these un fortunate victims for their past suf he The subcommittees report charged that the AEC deliberately discouraged health studies and concealed in formation on radiation The panel said statistics have shown Utah many of whom were in the path of fallout from the have higher rates of thyroid cancer and thyroid abnormalities than would ordinarily be the subcommittee the AEC had known since 1953 of the potential health hazards of eating or drinking contaminated but did not try to stop infants or children from drinking milk from cows grazing downwind of the test Although such milk can carry radioactive which tends to concentrate in the thyroid the report said the AEC refused to monitor the milk until And when a 1963 study showed the commissions hazard level for such contanunation was grossly the AEC resisted attempts to change the stan the report The leukemia deaths were coxn children born in the mid1950s and lived downwind of the the report As for thyroid a 1967 study showed they doubled among Utah residents between 1948 and Thyroid cancers quadruped during the same the report The panel said the AEC concealed
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