New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, November 11, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

November 11, 1983

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 11, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas World /National Harald-Zeitung Friday, November 11,1983 9AU.S. jets continue flights over Beirut BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — U.S. jets new low over Beirut in reconnaissance runs this morning, a day after a similar mission drew groundfire from Syrian-held territory. Two radio stations said Syrian gunners fired at the planes again today. In northern Lebanon, meanwhile, Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Yasser Arafat’s besieged loyalists were reported trading sporadic artillery fire with Syrian-backed rebels around the port city of Tripoli.* Beirut residents saw U.S. F-14 Tomcat interceptors swoop over the capital and surrounding hills at 6:30 a.m. and then veer westward and fly back toward the sea. The Voice of Lebanon and Voice of Free Lebanon radio stations of the rightist Christian Phalange party said Syrian gunners fired at the F-14s from mountaintop positions in central Lebanon. The claim could not be officially or independently verified. Spokesmen for the U.S. Marine contingent serving with the multinational peacekeeping force in Beirut declined to comment on the new flights or the reported shooting at the Tomcats of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Syria said Thursday its air defenses drove off four U.S. jets that flew over Syrian positions in central Lebanon. But U.S. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger played down the claim, saying in Washington he had no evidence it was Syrian gunners who fired at a Navy F-14 plane. A White House spokesman said Navy jets doing “routine” reconnaissance Thursday were fired at from the ground but did not identify the attacker. None of the reports mentioned any hits. On Thursday, PLO mutineers bombarded residential neighborhoods in Tripoli as pressure mounted on Arafat to leave Lebanon’s second-largest city. The rebels have insisted Arafat leave before they end their assault. Libyan leader Col. Moammar Khadafy urged Arafat to go to Libya, where Khaddafy said he would “guarantee his safety, protection and right in defending himself before any Palestinian or Arab questioning and thus end the bloody struggle,” Libya’s news agency said. In Beirut, U.S. Marines returned fire along the eastern perimeter of their airport base Thursday afternoon. There were no casualties in the 24-minute exchange, said Capt. Wayne Jones, a spokesman for the U.S. force. Tensions in the Middle East have been worsening since Oct. 23, when suicide bombings killed 239 American and 58 French peacekeeping troops in Beirut. On Nov. 4, a similar attack killed 28 Israelis and 32 Lebanese prisoners. Who's winning? Salvador leftists still strong, American officials fear SAN SALVADOR. El Salvador (AP) — Two months into a new offensive, leftist guerrillas are showing they currently have the upper hand in this country's four-year-old civil war, military and political observers say. The guerrillas, made up of five groups fighting as the Farabundo Marti National liberation Front (FMLNi, have not held on to any new territory since they began the offensive Sept 3, a highly placed military' observer said. But they are easily seizing towns in a wider area, have shown they can operate in different regions simultaneously and are fighting harder, he said. "There was a tremendous propaganda effort (by the army) during the period from May until the end of August that coincided with a lack of activity by the FMLN,” said a Salvadoran university political scientist who has followed political developments in El Salvador for nearly IO years. The propaganda stressed that the FMLN was defeated, that the army had increased its offensive and technical capability and was moving on the kill.*’ he said “What you are witnessing now is that it was propaganda .” Both sources spoke on condition they not be identified. The military observer said the FMLN appears to be coordinating attacks from the Guazapa area, 15 miles north of San Salvador, to the northeastern province of Morazan, a long-time rebel stronghold. He said the FMLN has been successful “primarily because the military lost the initiative” and "the subversives had to challenge militarily the national plan.” He referred to the Vietnam-style pacification and reconstruction program that began in San Vicente province and is to be extended east to take in all of Usulutan province. Government troops drove rebels from San Vicente in June, but they have returned to some areas. Government troops, the military observer said, are using more big sweeps and fewer small patrols and night missions, tactics recommended for guerrilla warfare by U.S. military advisers. “They're tired, rn some cases.” he said. “They haven’t been rotated through a refitting process, which is beginning now. Their equipment wears out and it has to be replaced.” He said low morale was a problem rn some places and there was concern about continuing U.S. military aid. U.S. officials are concerned that Salvadoran leftists are gaining ground in El Salvador, and an American diplomat gained no ground in a meeting with a Nicaraguan leader Thursday. U.S. military officials, who asked not to be identified, have complained recently that the Salvadoran military leadership is ineffective and plagued by hazy lines of authority, a defeatist attitude and pervasive laziness. In recent rebel takeovers of two towns, some government troops at the defending garrisons fled in civilian clothing, a local commander and the Salvadoran military observer said. Reinforcements were ambushed or said they met resistance and in both cases arrived a day late, after the guerrillas had left. The military observer said he first saw the guerrilla strategy as an attempted nationwide challenge to the national plan, but he's reconsidering that theory. Briefly Farm forclosures show increase WASHINGTON tAP» — Some 1,357 farms that owed money to the Farmers Home Administration were sold out from under their owners in the past year to pay off the loans, according to Agriculture Department figures. That figure marked a 60 percent increase over the 844 foreclosures carried out the previous year by Fanners Home or by other creditors who also had loaned money to the administration's borrowers, the figures showed. The number of farmers declaring bankruptcy also increased, from 1,245 in fiscal year 1982 to 1,392 in the year ended Sept 30 Congress wrangles with spending bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Much of the federal government was technically without cash or credit today as Congress tried to patch together a compromise on emergency funding legislation held up by bickering over $1 billion ut education and social spending sought by House Democrats. Despite the delay rn congressional action, a widespread disruption of government operations was postponed by the Veterans Day holiday. The Senate slogged nearly four hours past a nudmght Thursday deadline before adopting its version of the stopgap money bill by a voice vote. While the compromise might be acceptable to Congress, Republicans said President Reagan was sure to veto the measure if the social spending additions remained rn it. Wet 'n wild/lrr“9 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A wet, gusty storm lashed the Northwest today leaving two yachters missing in the wind-whipped Pacific, as snow deepened in the Midwest where up to 14 inches had fallen in spots and the wintry blast was blamed for eight deaths. The Northeast, meanwhile, dried out from soaking rains that tangled highway and air traffic in northern New Jersey and New York City. “This is really only two storms, in the Northeast and Northwest, and in between the cold sinking all the way down to Texas,” National Weather Service meteorologist Harry Gordon said today. “This isn’t a situation that’ll give us widespread flooding or heavy snowdrifts. It’s just unpleasant.” The unpleasantness affected much of the nation. Gale warnings went up for the northern New England Coast High waves pushed lake trout and World pepper shortage feared BALTIMORE (AP) — One of the nation’s largest spice companies says it’s too soon to tell whether American consumers will feel the bite of a world pepper shortage that could double the price of the popular seasoning. Dealers in London said Thursday that the price of pepper would soar in the next few months to the highest levels in 25 years because of poor crops in Brazil and Malaysia and short stockpiles. But McCormick A Co. Inc., a major international producer of seasonings, flavorings and specialty foods, said the forecast was too speculative. Nicaraguan leader rejects Stone's plan MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — U.S. special envoy Richard Stone advised Nicaragua’s leftist government to conduct “internal dialogues” with U.S.-backed rebels but was quickly rebuffed by the coordinator of the ruling junta. Stone made his suggestion in a meeting late Thursday with San-dinista junta coordinator Daniel Ortega. But Ortega, at a news conference after the meeting, said he rejected such a proposal “because the counterrevolutionary groups are artificial forces created by the United States after the revolutionary triumph of 1979.” The Sandinistas gained control of Nicaragua four years ago in a civil war, ousting the rightist government of Anastasio Somoza. Stone, appointed by President Reagan as special envoy for Central America, and Ortega met for 14 hours. Both men flew to Managua from Mexico City, where they had separate meetings earlier Thursday with Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid. in Northwest salmon onto the Lake Michigan beach rn Milwaukee. Farmers in south-central Texas, western Arkansas and western Tennessee braced for frost. But the Pacific Northwest was taking the greatest pounding due to a storm 300 miles out to sea that was pushing toward land. Winds gusted Thursday afternoon to 105 mph at Cape Blanco on the southern Oregon coast and 81 mph in northern California, causing scattered power outages that continued today. Three vessels called off a search early today after failing to sight a man and woman who abandoned their 31-foot trimaran Thursday off the coast of California's Big Stir, the Coast Guard said. Aircraft were to resume the hunt today for the couple, who jumped overboard in life jackets after reporting their vessel was taking water, said petty officers Dan Kelleher and Ray HeUiwell. Grenada troops found large cache of ammo ST GEORGE’S. Grenada (AP) -U.S. Army spokesmen say invading troops on Grenada confiscated 5 million rounds of ammunition, 29 tons of TNT and 6,322 rifles — at least three for each soldier believed to have been in the island’s army. Capt. David Boggs, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Command on Grenada, said Thursday that the captured rifles included AK-47 models, the standard issue for Soviet bloc infantries. The size of the People’s Revolutionary Army, Grenada’s military force under pro-Cuban Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, has been estimated at 800 to 2,000 men. However, Bishop, who was slain Od. 19 during a coup, had talked of raising a militia of 20,000. U.S. officials say Bishop later scaled the size of his envisioned militia by half, but admit they have no estimate of the size of Bishop’s standing army or of the militia at the time of the invasion. But they say some 1,800 army soldiers and militiamen have surrendered. In 1981, U.S. diplomats in the Caribbean estimated the standing army at 2,000 members. The Reagan administration, trying to win support for the U.S.-led invasion of the island Od. 25, said after the operation: “We have discovered a complete base of weapons ... which makes it clear a Cuban occupation of the island had been planned.” New Braunfels National Bank MEMBER: VICTORIA BANK SHARES, INC./FD»C twit at fan ta littaa ta Reflections - "A backward flatten at whara wa in Carnal Caaaty hen bean awd whara wa ara taw" Sunder Mornings at 9 a.n. M MUB, mo AM, Sunday, November XI, 1983 featuring MELBA ROTH Ca-Spaatarad bf    „New,. Braunfels. NATIONAL BANK two North Walout Lobby Hour, Moa4ay Thwnday #-3 friday th*, Drtva-Thni Hour, Monday friday 7-*. Saturday H Fad nrvio h aob to* your dapoah, iaaurad to $100 OOO by the Fadar al Ba* art! tuatara*™ Corporation Mumm MMW Elsewhere in Central America, a lawyer in El Salvador appealed an order to try five former national guardsmen for the deaths of four American churchwomen. Maryknoll nuns Ita Ford, 40, and Maura Clarke, 49, both of New York, Ursuline sister Dorothy Kazel, 41 and lay Catholic social worker Jean Donovan, 27, both of Cleveland, were killed Dec. 2,1980, as they drove from the international airport to the capital. The lawyer, Cesar Auguste t anas, said the appeal could take three months. NBC News in New York reported Thursday that U.S. officials believe that the man arrested in the death of another American in El Salvador, LL Cmdr. Albert A. Schaufelberger III, did not commit the crime and confessed after five days of torture. Quoting unidentified State Department officials, the network said the United States believes Salvadoran Treasury Police who arrested Daniel Alvarado Rivera, 23, are leading members of right-wing death squads and framed him. “The difficult thing here is to try to predict the future. We’re just not in a position to do that,” said Mac Barrett, manager of press relations at McCormick, which is based in Baltimore. “Speculation just doesn't do anyone any good. It is unwise and risky for us to ever delve in speculation,” he added. A London dealer, who asked not to be identified, said the higher prices would hit the supermarkets there in a few months’ time as higher-priced raw pepper is processed and shipped. Heineken ransom demanded AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Holland's largest newspaper reported today that a ransom of more than IS million has been demanded for the release of kidnapped multimillionaire brewer Alfred Heineken and his chauffeur. The unattributed report was carried in morning editions of the Amsterdam daily De Telegraaf. It was not confirmed by Dutch officials. Three men armed with automatic weapons seized Heineken and his driver, Ab Doderer, outside the Amsterdam headquarters of the breweries Wednesday evening. 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