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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 5, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Manslaughter charges filed in wake of tragic crash By DEBBIE DeLOACH at the military The four charges were in also five months died early Sunday I certainly learned a lesson last Patrick was given one year of deferre Staff writer connection with the deaths of a New Braunfels morning in a San Antonio Schroeder Since the Patrick I adjudication meaning if she kei By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A 22yearold San Antonio man spent Thursday night in Comal County Jail after being charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter earlier in the William Dale a private stationed at Fort Sam was arrested by New Braunfels Police Felix Roque at at the military The four charges were in connection with the deaths of a New Braunfels family Ruben Sauceda his wife their 23 monthold daughter and 11 monthold were all struck from behind by Savages Volkswagen on Highway 81 as they walked to the Y Cafe late Saturday Sauceda was dead at the The children were pronounced dead at McKenna Memorial and the who was also five months died early Sunday morning in a San Antonio Savage was booked on four involuntary manslaughter charges in the county jail at where he was still confined as of presstime Bond was set at for each or by Peace Justice Harold District Attorney Bill Schroeder said Friday the Savage case will be presented to the Comal County Grand Jury I certainly learned a lesson last Schroeder Since the Patrick I have demanded a blood test on questionable accidents where lives are Believe this one will be handled differently than Patrick The district attorney was referring to a tragic accident last year about this same when Debra Patrick of Houston lost control of her car on a River Road and killed two people sleeping in their Patrick was given one year of deferred adjudication meaning if she kept out of trouble for one the offense would be stricken from her In the 30 Savage was charged with driving while with any future charges pending on results of a blood test taken the night of the Once the blood test results were Schroeder made the decision to go ahead with four counts of involuntary New ferh Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeitung 216 16 Pages FRIDAY 1982 25 cents 216 USPS 377880 Grist crowns Nowotny as Overstuffed Bologna in 1961 Origins Grist recalls beginnings of Wurstfest By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer During its 21year Wurstfest has grown to such an extent that few know or remember how the first sausage which it was then One local has vivid memories of the first Wurstfest as well he It was his which orginated in 1961 as a small oneday was the brainchild of who at that time was a veterinarian and the citys meat Every community has got something to offer to others and if meat is all weve then well take a link of sausage and wrap it around the nation to let them know were Grist said in the mid1960s in explaining the rationale of Today Grist still feels that sausage which became the focus of this festival that has now gained worldwide attention is one of the best things New Braunfels has to All small communites like to have a local identity to be identified or known Grist noted in a recent Ours happens to be New Braunfels has long been known as the beauty spot of the 67yearold former County Sanitarian This Wurstfest is the added dressing to whats already Since the German people first settled here in the sausage has always been a part of New Braunfels German settlers had been making sausage long before they arrived But once settled in this area they learned even more about the art of preserving meat from the said Coming up with the idea of using sausage as the center of attention for a town celebration came about quite naturally to The idea was a result of his association with the towns dozen or so sausage manufacturers in his work as the city meat Grists orginal idea in holding a sausage climaxed by a oneday sausage was to focus attention on these local merchants who produced The idea was to fill in the gap with merchants between the offsummer season and Christmas when business was usually Grist promote income to those type of people during that He appeared before City Council in 1961 suggesting that 1116 of that year be designated as sausage During this week the producers and merchants were to display all types of sausage made in and around New to be climaxed by a sausage supper for the Grist proposed at that according to the Grists recommendation was approved by Mayor Joseph who proclaimed the first sausage week and noted upon its success it is hoped that the festival be an annual Grist was appointed chairman of the first Grist recalls how it all got started festivals planning committee by the And he did such a good job that for six years after that he was reappointed to head up the Joining Grist on that first committee were Harley Charlie Joe Kermit Alphonse Oberkampf and Tom executive vice president of the Chamber of Com now in charge of Not named to that was the one person who Grist said assisted him the most in planning that first festival his wife I guess you could call her my he Needless to the festival turned out to be even more successful than Grist although it bore little resemblance to the current The first Wurstfest was a little People came from neighboring areas Grist Then word spread and publicity Orginally scheduled for Landa the first festival had to be moved to the National Guard Armory due to bad And because it was held on government property no alcoholic beverages were Approximately to local residents at tended that oneday event where sausagemaking exhibits and displays were Grist And like todays that first celebration included a lot of merriment in the form of dancing and Reflecting on the growth of Wurstfest and the Wurstfest Grist said he had no idea how successful and accepted an annual sausage event would become to the See Page 16 Unemployment rate breaks postwar high WASHINGTON AP The nations unem ployment rate climbed to percent in October as joblessness among bluecollar and fulltime workers shattered the postwar records set only a month the Labor Department said Nearly people joined the jobless rolls last swelling the unemployment total to the department seasonally adjusted unemployment rose percentage from Septembers percent to Since the economy fell into recession in the late summer of some million people have lost their The Bureau of Labor Statistics survey of some households showed that hardly a segment of the population escaped the deteriorating em ployment Bluecollar hardhit by business plant closings and slumping registered a percent unemployment up percentage point from September and the highest since such figures were first compiled in Joblessness among fulltime workers spurted from percent to while the rate for parttime workers stood at down from We have never had the rate for fulltime workers exceed that for parttime noted bureau analyst Deborah I think thats clearly a sign of the recession and its impact on the durable goods manufacturing The jobless rate among construction workers alone reached 23 a new For other population new jobless peaks were reached for up from up from up from up from up from For blacks unemployment held steady at the record percent reached in Teenage unemployment rost percentage to matching previous record At the White spokesman Larry Speakes said President Reagan is sympathetic and con cerned about the difficulties of those who are unemployed but does not intend to alter his economic Speakes said Reagan believes his program of tax and spending cuts will bring results in unem ployment in the in the near We are con fident that unemployment will begin to come Unemployment rate Texans hail windfall profits tax decision By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A federal judges decision calling the so called windfall profits tax unconstitutional is way past due and will be a boon to the oil and gas industry if the ruling holds up through the appeals Texas oilmen and state officials District Judge Ewing Kerr in on Thursday ruled that the tax which specifically exempts oil produced in Alaska violates a con stitutional requirement that all taxes be applied Kerr said the more than 30 plaintiffs in the suit should get back the windfall profits taxes thay paid between March and December but added the government should continue collecting the tax until a higher court reviews his Kent a Lubbock Democrat whose bill to repeal the windfall profits tax is pending in cautioned that the oilmens fight is far from Now we reach the second he You know the government will appeal and if we continue to you know theres going to be members of Congress that will reintroduce the wind fall profits tax to apply it to all including Then comes the true colors of President who campaigned in Texas that the tax should be Because if a new law is passed by he will have an opportunity to veto And I wwould hold him to that he said from where he was attending a Julian executive director of the West Texaas Oil and Gas which is involved in the said the ruling is a realization that the tax is an unfair special excise We welcome this as great Lifting the tax will release money for exoloration and development at a time when we really need he Our industry has joined the recession with a and this ruling will help turn that For Frank president of Stringer Oil and Gas in San the news was so good he said he could hardly believe It will stimulate exploration he It will put money in the pockets of not only the but the lan farmers Ed executive vice president of the Permian Basin Petroleum said the ruling was way past The association joined with the Independent Petroleum Association of See Page 16 Protest may be aired on Precinct 4 results Inside Canyon Lake businesswoman Lois Duggan planned to appear before Commissioners Court Friday mor ning to protest the courts cer tification of a portion of ballots cast in Tuesdays general who ran in the Republican primary last May for precinct 4 county was going to ask the court that they not certify the votes cast in the precinct 4 county commissioners According to unofficial voting Canyon Lake resident Bill George won that race over incumbent County Commissioner a a defeated Duggan by 19 votes in the GOP See Page 16 TV
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