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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 7, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas J 11 IT f P New envoy takes first tour Page 12A Texas Baseball Astros Giants 2 Rangers Indians 1 Gutierrez keeps lead in city golf play Communication workers go on strike WASHINGTON AP The Communications Workers of the largest union in the Bell went on strike late Saturday against American Telephone Telegraph I regret to advise you that our committee has just informed management that it is obvious we cannot reach an agreement by midnight Eastern Daylight said the Glenn He said the unions executive committee voted unanimously that we should go on strike as planned for the hundreds of thousands of people who had hoped we would not have to go on strike to obtain justice in this day and spokesman Pic Wagner said of Watts comment If that holds were very sorry that we were unable to reach an acceptable We made a very good offer and if the union does strike then we expect we will be in there talking as quickly as possible in an attempt to resolve the walkout just as quickly as we The three unions representing workers had rejected the companys latest wage proposal earlier In separate bargaining sessions with representatives of the three management offered to give experienced workers a per cent a year pay raise for each of the next three But all three unions the the International Brotherhood of Elec trical Workers and the Telecom munications International Union had turned down the offer by mid Company representatives and union negotiators recessed early Saturday and caucused among A union who asked not to be said CWAs leadership believed management will have to double the percentayear pay raise proposal before a new contract would be accepted by the unions negotiating committee Among CWA a topscale assistant technician makes per A topscale operator makes Company spokesman have said telephone customers would be largely by a spokesman Charles Dynes said supervisory personnel would be called off their desks to operate He also indicated that with the Bell System largely people might not even notice theres a strike unless they try to place an operatorassisted Then there probably would be some The the largest of which represents the bulk of the companys telephone operators and has said it would strike if no settlement were See Page 14A New Braunfels Nsw Texas HeraldZeitunfl SUNDAY 1983 50 cents 156 66 Pages 4 Sections DSPS Still waiting City wants to hear verdict on election from Justice ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer City Attorney John Chunn expects some word from the Department of Justice on Monday Unless the word is the citys new district election plan will go into effect this informed Chunn Friday that the plan was now on the desk of the Assistant Attorney General in Charge of Civil which is the final Chunn He was told the assistant would telephone him late Friday or early He had heard nothing as of 5 At City Secretary Veronica Sarkozi already had 39 absentee ballots for the 13 City Council Ballots will be ac cepted until 5 Tuesday at City But the justice department can still stop the election if it decides the new plan doesnt give all sectors of the community a fair shot at If the department okays the or even if it postpones making a decision for another 60 City Manager Delashmutt has indicated the election will proceed as At 7 voters in newly created districts 1 and 2 will go to the polls to elect their City Council representatives for the next three The contenders in District 1 are Norman Kraft and Jose Valdemar This district takes in the West and all portions of Solms that lie within the city District 2 candidates are incumbent Mayor Pro Tern Gerald Jerry Schaefer and Betty Lou This district includes most of the territory east of 1H 35 and north of the Guadaliipe as well as the downtown Because of the new district many New Braunfels residents will be voting in a different place than they have in the For District a new voting box has been set up at Lone Star Elementary West End fire guts home West End Avenue was the hottest spot in town Friday as four firefighting units battled a house fire in the 200 No injuries were reported at Walter Mulkey residence at 206 West But flames caused heavy damage to one with smoke and water damage extending into other parts of the The blaze is believed to have been caused by a discarded cigarette that didnt quite go The New Braunfels Fire Depart ment was called to the scene at a Parker Brothers was apparently at and Mulkey had reportedly left the house some 45 minutes before the fire was See Page 14A Neighborhood volunteers help New Braunfels firefighters feed hose into the house Firefighters had the flames under DfjotmH control within half an but did not leave the scene until after 4 Chad asks France for help plans to send aid Chad AP President Hissene Habre on Saturday pleaded for the French air force to intervene in Chads civil war and repel Libyanbacked insurgents who reportedly have surrounded government troops in the strategic northern city of Faya In the State Department an nounced that two AWACS surveillance planes and supporting jet fighters would be sent to monitor the Habre Libya intends to totally destroy What is happening there looks like something out of a film its a veritable act of Direct French air intervention is needed to counter the Libyan There was no immediate response by French but Foreign Minister Charles Hernu and his top aides were meeting in an urgent session in Paris to review the Hernu said he was in constant touch with President Francois One government source in Paris said France cannot remain indifferent to the aggravation of the military situation in State Deparatment spokeswoman Anita Stockman After consultation with other concerned including the we have moved some of our aircraft to where they could be most useful to help in monitoring the situation in Libyan radio said Friday that Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy expects a joint French aggression against his country because of the Chad The referring to two AWACS in Egypt to take part in military maneuvers and French arms supplies to the Habre said they were a cover for the plot to attack Libyan Miss Stockman said the aircraft were not intended for The United States accuses Khadafy of backing the Chad insusrgents to extend his influence in The French government source in Pans said increased French military aid to Chad was under He also reported that the rebels had ringed 500 miles north of with Sovietbuilt tanks and were attacking the city of people France has rejected repeated requests for troops since rebel forces loyal to Chads for mer Goukoum began an offensive in late French officials maintain that a 1976 military cooperation agreement with its former colony provides only for French logistic Habre flew to NDjamena from Faya largeau Friday Informed sources in Pans said he left shortly before a column of rebel tanks surrounded the oasis In State Department spokesman John Huyhes said the Reagan adnnnstration also believed reports that the insurgents had retaken the strategic towns of Oum Chalouba and 200 miles southeast of Habres government denies It was impossible to confirm the battle accounts independently because the Habre uovernment has banned journalists from the Geronimo incorporation raises citizens questions Riding on Dick Cloud finds a different way to get to the golf course He straps his bag over his hops on his moped and just toodles The questions came thick and fast when KWED Radio in Seguin opened a discussion on Geronimos upcoming incorporation election Saturday Most of the people asking seemed to think that John Duncan and his steering committee havent offered enough answers to questions Why incorporate Will it cost more than its worth and Why does the proposed city map look so crazy Residents of the proposed City of as outlined in a formal petition to the Guadalupe County Commissioners Court on June will decide on 13 whether they want the city to become a reality or The polls will be open from 7 to 7 at Navarro High chairman of the incorporation steering agreed to Saturdays radio discussion in hopes of clearing up some of the confusion surrounding the Robert Mueller was there speaking for those opposed to But Duncan did more because most of the phonedin questions were directed at The chief advantage of as the steering committee sees is to have an organization that could stand for the people out said A city government could direct the growth of industry in the bargain on an equal plane with other and preserve the identity of the community against en croachment by Seguin or New Opponents worry that the new city would have to levy new taxes to pay for services now provided by Guadalupe They doubt theres any real danger of being annexed by another city any time Some are angry because the proposed city limit line takes in hunks of their but leaves their houses making them ineligible to vote on Theres no way you can ever draw a line without leaving somebody Duncan It would have been very if we had had the to leave out many more No one denies that the map accompanying the petition is a curiouslooking thing not even the people who drew The proposed city is a mass of fingers1 along state and county The central which takes in downtown Geronimo on is feet across at the widest point and extends from Willunan Road north to FM A side leg follows Friedens Church taking a 500foot strip along the then runs north on Barbarosa Road to the bowling Another heads west on Link turns twice and takes in Cordova Heights Theres also a 500foot strip out Glenewinkle I really dont think the boundaries are said a local attorney who works for the Internal Revenue Service in They dont constitute a town per Duncan said the steering committee had made an effort to include all residents who had shown an See Page M A Inside Todays Weather Comal County can expect a partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the Winds will be from the northeast at 510 per Tonight and Monday will be partly with a flight chance of more thundershowen in the afternoon and Sunrise today will be at Wet Evening New had tome untifuM anowers Saturday The rain far day was measured at Remembering Saturday roartwd the Mfe ajwfcrarNpjr of the dropping of the atomic bomb an In Japan thousands paid a aoiaow memorial to the In the United ramiadad lawmakers of the horror af thai BUSINESS HA CLASSIFIED f111 COMICS CROSSWORD 1A DEATHS 1A ENTERTAINMENT tA i KALEIDOiCOFf Hi OPINIONS PUBLIC tf A WfATNER
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