New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, October 17, 1980

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

October 17, 1980

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 17, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas wlcoflio Center BOX 75235 riday Taylor Communications b cents October HeraldZeitung 83 22 pages sections USPS 377880 New Texas Mount Helens erupts for sixth time AP Mount Helens coughed a layer of ash onto nearby communities belching steam and ash nearly eight miles into the dark sky in its sixth major eruption in as many The less powerful than other recent came late three hours after scientists warned the volcano might erupt a warning that followed repeated earthquakes at the There were no immediate reports of injury or damages from the On May Mount Helens blew its top in a devastating eruption of superheated gas and ash that killed 34 people and left 28 people missing and presumed That blast paralyzed parts of eastern Washington with a thick cover of A very black cloud of steam and ash spewed to more than feet after Thursdays said Forest Service spokesman Jim The volcano quieted after the and by only a light dusting of ash had been reported in the A red glow was seen at the bottom of the volcanos crater by a Forest Service pilot who flew over the mountain less than an hour after the Weve got reports of ash falling in Battle Ground and Hazel but no accidents or complications reported said Linda an information officer for Clark County j south of It was late enough that few people were out on the The National Weather Service issued a three county ash warning for the area and two southwest counties of saying ash could make for possible hazardous driving conditions with slippery roads or reduced The eruption was accompanied by harmonic tremors which indicate the movement of molten rock for nearly 10 said Don Leaver of the University of Washington geophysics By 11 the Forest Service reported the volcano had ceased venting ash and only a minor steam plume to feet was University spokesman Bob Norris said the mountain was seismically quiet after the adding Its not necessarily the end of Weve seen activity die down like this before renewed At a news conference in Hazel Dell late Geological Survey geologist Don Peterson said the eruption did not catch scien tists totally by He put the time of he blast at From about 1 to 2 Thursday there were three to four seismic events per he and at 7 an earthquake measuring about on the Richter scale of ground motion was recorded beneath the volcanos The mountains five previous significant eruptions all occurred during The last major eruption was The blast followed a week of minor ear Geologists seemed unconcerned about the activity until the 7 Economic data shows upswing WASHINGTON AP In a report that could signal an end to the 1980 the Commerce Department said today that the economy grew at a 1 percent annual rate in the third quarter due chiefly to a sharp rebound in personal A preliminary report showed the inflation adjusted value of all goods and services the real gross national product rose by billion during the JulySeptember period to an annual rate of The an nual rate is determined by projecting the change in one quarter over a full 12 Before adjusting for GNP rose percent during the to The thirdquarter performance contrasted with the record percent decline in real GNP in the second The Commerce Department said the turnaround was caused by a or increase in final sales after a percent decline during the previous three Personal which had fallen billion in the second rose billion in the A key factor in that increase was higher automobile which raised the purchase of durable goods by billion in the third quarter after a decline in the Aftertax personal income rose billion during the quarter and spending was up Savings as a portion o personal income dropped from pe cent in the second quarter to percent in the Business investment rose billion in the third quarter after a billion plunge in the second three months of the The Commerce Departments measure of called the GNP showed the price spiral slowed in the third The deflator indicated prices rose by percent in the third quarter compared with percent in the Todays report indicated that by one popular there was no 1980 recession at all simply because the downturn was limited to one calendar The popular definition of recession is two consecutive quarters of GNP Statisticians say the economy began sliding in January or tint the first quarter still registered an overall growth rate of That was by the worst quarter in history an annual rate of decline of percent in economic output from April to That concentrated in the con struction and automobile resulted in unemployment of percent to per cent from May to a steep decline in industrial a drop in retail sales and the worst slide in corporate profits in five See Page 16A Surrounded by a maze of a utility worker goes about his business hy John S Conciliatory signals Carter willing to discuss hostages with Iranian prime minister WASHINGTON AP officials from President Carter on while denying that any deal has been made or is being are sending conciliatory signals to Iran in a bid to free the 52 American Carter said Thursday he would be willing to meet and discuss the hostages with Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Ali in New York for an unexpected appearance at the United if he should be Secretary of State Edmund Muskie added that the door is open for Rajai arrived in New York shortly after midnight about two hours after Carter had attended a charity banquet in the and was to plead Irans case in its 26day war with Iraq before the Security Council later Rajai is the highestranking Iranian official to visit the United States since revolutionary forces overthrew the late Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in January There were no indications the hardline Islamic fundamentalist would meet with Carter or any other but Rajais trip nevertheless fueled frenzied speculation about the hostages and relations with Iran all of which the Pentagon and the State Department tried to Carter and other were playing down the United States tensions with The who called Iraq an invading nation Wednesday continued to em phasize support for Irans national in Asked on a campaign stop if the ad ministration would support Irans complaints against Iraq at the United Carter Disputes like this should not be settled through aggression or invasion of another countrys The Pentagon denied a published report that the United States and its allies have built up an armada of 60 warships to keep the Strait of Hormuz open to Persian Gulf oil The Iranians have threatened to mine the Muskie stressed that if the hostages are the United States would lift its economic sanctions against Iran and possibly allow the shipment to Iran of military spare parts now stockpiled around the Chicago television station quoting what it said were four highly placed sources on three reported Thursday that a deal is in the works for the United States to trade military spare parts for release of the now spending their 349th day in The station said the parts would have to be in the air by noon today for the deal to go but the trade would not be announced until next It said the reported to have been dispersed around Iran after the aborted rescue mission last have been to the Embassy in Tehran to anticipation of their Pentagon officials denied that any planus have been loaded with parts destined for Iran or that any preparations have been made for such a See Page 16A Amendment 8 would cut backlog Smith favors appeals court changes By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer BOB SMITH campaign stop Judge Robert Bob in town for a campaign stop in his bid for election to the Third Court of Civil said he favors a proposed constitutional amendment that would give criminal cases to state civil appeals Appointed to the Austinbased court which handles civil appeals from a 24county including Comal by Bill Smith faces Democrat John Powers to keep his He couched his position on the amendment in terms that seemed a little As a judge presiding over a court it would directly Id prefer to keep it like it This amendment Amendment 8 would com plicate As a Im going to vote for The legislature has given us this Rather than not do were better off doing something that has a reasonable chance at solving the The problem is a serious backlog of criminal tying up the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to the tune of at least two years worth of Smith The backlog has bean gradually increasing for ten years at the rate of 300 a he Amendment which will appear on the ballot is the least controversial of any of the proposals designed to deal with Smith If voters tell the legislature to go back to the drawing itll three or four years before they come up with something and thats another cases backed he Critics of the amendment have said most appeals court judges arent familiar enough with criminal procedures to handle criminal but Smith doesnt see that as a real Im not familiar with the personal background of all the appeals court but its my impression at least one or two have quite a bit of criminal practice Smith Smith himself has been twice elected Travis County District Attorney as a and has prosecuted and defended in both civil and criminal Now a he says he doesnt like party State judges are and they should People whose lives they most intrinsically affect ought to have a say in their But its wrong to put a party label on a position that should be and is This wasnt such a concern when Texas was a oneparty but it is more and more so as the system Smith adding that twoparty politics is and its going to become a way of Inside REAL ;