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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 4, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas itout Mi op l ex box MALDEF working on election compromise ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer i Judith attorney for the I Mexican American Legal Defense and Education says MALOEFs court I fight against the City of New Braunfels i would be over real if City Attorney John Chunn sounds a little less Were fully exploring the I possibilities of a compromise election plan for the he said the two attorneys gave the i same message the federal lawsuit filed by I MALDEF against the city on 23 is I near Its so in that I MALDEF has called a press conference on I Monday to announce the The New Braunfels City Council was to meet In special session at Friday to discuss the im pending settlement of MALDEFs SandersCastro doesnt expect to file final papers that In an 27 letter to District Judge Suttle Chunn requested that the court take no action for two giving the city and the plain tiffs time to work out the details of their The MALDEF attorney did say an agreement had been Chunn in dicated that the agreement involved a compromise plan for electing New Braunfels City Council The present threeatlarge adopted by public referendum last was seen as a compromise by But due to a snag in the Texas Con it wasnt as much a compromise as MALDEF would have A group of local represented by objected to the prescribed method of choosing the atlarge members by place and majority The original compromise drawn up See Page 12A SVHS drug charge principal says By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Principal David Summers has denied a teachers accusation Thursday of serious drug and alcohol abuse among Smithson Valley High School Charlie Rose said his observations were that one out of seven students here come to school under the influence of alcohol or I also feel that one of seVen students are never never completely free of the effects of Rose I perceive that not to be the Sum mers responded For the everyone has the right to Opinions are like Everybody has Rose is a marketing and distributive education teachercoordinator at His comment followed a Chemical People town meeting at SVHS Wednesday The meeting came after viewing of the Public Broadcasting System television Chemical hosted by First Lady Nancy which documented alcohol and drug abuse among this nations Weve got good kids Summers I think the printed information based on Roses comment was very I think it sheds a negative light on a very motivated and intelligent group of young New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeltuim FRIDAY November 25 cents 92 220 36 Sections USPS 377880 14 Israelis killed in bomb blast Lights fantastic single traffic light at the intersection of Mill and North Seguin Avenue will soon be a thing of the as this photo New Braunfels Utilities crews work on installing the new lights at a cost of They should be ready next Lebanon AP An explosivesladen pickup truck rammed the gates of an Israeli com mand post near Tyre rode through a hail of gunfire and blew demolishing a building and killing at least 14 The death toll announced by the Israeli army was the highest in a single hostile action since Israel invaded Lebanon in June and Israel swiftly retaliated with air strikes on Palestinian guerrilla targets to the Another 21 Israeli border soldiers and civilian security men were wounded and 13 were an army communique There was no word from the army on the fate of several dozen Arab detainees who the Israelis said were being held in the But Beirut radio said 25 detainees died in the The bombing was claimed by Islamic Holy the same fanatical proIranian Shiite Moslem group that claimed responsibility for the truck bombings of the Marine and French bases in Beirut 23 that killed 230 American and 58 French At the scene of the truck outside the Mediterranean Israeli Army Amos said the bodies of three Israeli soldiers were found in the He said 25 others were wounded and some 30 other border troopers or civilian security men had been in the building and were missing three hours after the rescue The Israeli warplanes targets were positions of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General headed by former Syrian Ahmed and Abu leader of the guerilla mutiny against PLO leader Yassar the military statement The planes attacked guerilla positions around Mansouriyeh in eastern Lebanon and Bhamdoun in The bombing was claimed by Islamic Holy the same fanatical proIranian Shiite Moslem group that claimed responsibility for the truck bombings of the Marine and French bases in the center of the the communique All planes returned safely after registering accurate hits on command and 130mm the military statement A huge explosion occurred this morning about six oclock in Two buildings in which security forces were housed were Israeli defense forces are busy with evacuation and rescue read a statement by the Israeli military Undersecretary of State Lawrence who was in Israel when the blast oc said Israel has our deepest sympathy and It is an event which we have ex perienced ourselves very Its murder and of the worst sort and we must together do what we can to stop he Similar suicide attacks destroyed a Marine command post and a French paratroop company headquarters in Beirut on killing almost 300 and French servicemen in the multinational peacekeeping The same extremist group of proIranian Shiite See Page 12A Donahues message Talk show host outlines how hed relive his life Inside SAN MARCOS In a benefit performance for the Hays County Womens Phil Donahue came here with a Love and cant have one without the host of the popular talk show which bears his told over persons in attendance at SWTs Strahan I believe one of the biggest reasons for divorce is male Too many men dont respect and you just cant live with someone you dont Women whove passed through the Hays County Womens Center have found that Since its founding in March of 293 women and 512 children have found The center has also provided support services to over 70 sexual assault ages 5 to Proceeds from the Donahue benefit will help construct a new shelter to expand current capacity from 13 to 20 residents at a My visit to the center today was an enlightening experience for Donahue I was particularly impressed with the looks on the childrens They were happy San Marcos was the only Texas stop on a 10city national tour for Why San Marcos Why not he the storys a little like Cindy the centers just called the Donahue Show in and asked to speak to the she got his press Cynthia who was intrigued by her After months of An Evening With Phil Donahue became This is my week to get to see what you look he told the I dont even have win dows in my off Dressed in early undertaker by his own description and wearing glasses that make me look like a Donahue captured the audience His con versation with them took on the format of If I could start over Id have more women Id be present for the birth of my I wouldnt spank my and Id worry less about what the neighbors We equate patriotism with and as a never make a Con formity is the best prescription for failing to grow and We wave the flag around We even put a biblical ribbon around But its time we examine the consequences of this legacy we pass from generation to Its not the end of the but See Page 12A Unemployment rate takes sharp drop WASHINGTON AP Americas civilian unemployment rate plummeted to percent in the lowest in 20 as people found the government reported The rotter of the jobless fell below 10 million for the first time since March Improvements were felt across the liter Some million people had Although million people remained of the the number out of work or 15 weeks or longer fell for the third straight In Ubor Departments civilian jobless adjusted or seasonal was the lowest since the percent of February 1982 and percentage point under the September rate of Just last unemployment was Todays announcement came as a mild surprise to private who had predicted only modest improvements in the unemployment picture through years Although the overall civilian rate plunged by percentage point last matching the largest one month drop aince the total employment actually declined from record Page UA Sandoval sues Wurstfest association eyes countersuit Last a New Braunfels family of four was killed by a drunken driver during the festival opens on the heels of a negligence suit filed by a San Antonio attorney for survivors of that family against the Wurstfest Association and the William Dale Attorney Ruben who filed the papers Thursday in a Bexar County district alleged the association was negligent in allowing Army Savage to consume an excessive amount of beer at the Germanstyle celebration on The suit named Savage and the Wurstfest Association as The petitions filing one day before 1983 Wurst fest opens was a Sandoval But hes had the idea in his head since June when he If the deaths of the Ruben Sauceda family havent changed the mentality of the Wurstfest maybe a lawsuit This is obviously a harassment Tom the associations executive said Our the associations officers are seriously considering a crossaction he and if we wed sue Sandoval for filing a frivolous suit for the purpose of harassment and Sandoval has claimed efforts to talk to Wurstfest Association representatives hit brick Pur said that to his has never attempted to contact any association If he has he hasnt left any This is so obviously for publicitys sake that we havent even been served Purdum Richard Savages said the suit would not succeed because one establishment cannot be responsible for a persons See Page 12A Wurstfest Opens Myron Floren and his accordion have been a fixture at Wurstfest for many and Floren will be aboard the Wurst Navy this afternoon to help open the annual sausage Floren and the navy will float down the Comal where the accordionist will perform and conduct the MidTexas Symphony at For a schedule of Wurstfest see the special section in todays 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