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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 13, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Illcrop Lex 1nc t t H11 c w c rjox t Chicken dance makes Wurstfestgoers strut By DYANNE FRY Staff writer The scene was one of merry con Beer flowed from taps behind the bars balloons and dillybob bounced Jauntily above the heads of the On the dance couples whirled as a band ooihpned polka But the threesome on the sidelines wasnt dancing in time to the They were waiting for not quite When the two girls the group faced each and began practicing peculiar hand it became obvious what they They were waiting for the band to play that hand backtothebarnyard number the dance that every Wurstfest band has to play at least once each or risk being pecked off the The Chicken we love said one of the young obviously speaking straight from heart or gizzard She looked over her shoulder at the Do you think we ought to go over there Asked why the Chicken Dance should be so her companion looked thoughtful for a It gets everybody Everybody gets she A visitor in the outdoor with its smaller dance agreed with You see all these people sitting he When they play the Chicken theyll get up and do this silly bit of choreography may be the biggest thing to hit Wurstfest since Myron As far as the HeraldZeitung has been able to the Chicken Dance made its New Braunfels debut at Wurstfest when a performer at one of the tent shows taught the crowd a sitdown version of the It moved into the big hall in with a unique tailtwisting maneuver added in the third The as they is Not everyone likes the Chicken One local man said he generally sits it Im just not into A Houston visitor I like to but I like to hold the one Im dancing Chuck Buehler of Port who had apparently just arrived Saturday See Page HA New Braunfels New Texss HeraldZeitung i SUNDAY November 50 cents 92 225 72 Sections USPS 377880 Amtrak derailing kills 4 persons Texas AP The Amtrak train Eagle derailed in a rural area Saturday killing four people and hospitalizing at least 24 authorities Rescue workers using heavy cranes lifted three overturned cars and poked through the dirt with shovels but did not find any more bodies at the ac cident site 13 miles north of Authorities said they presumed that passengers not accounted for left the scene on their own by catching rides with cars on nearby Highway Harrison County Sheriff Bill Oldham said the lack of a good passenger manifest contributed to the confusion about the number of injured and unaccountedfor Witnesses also said they saw passengers walk away from the ac cident and get into who earlier said 25 people were unac counted said Saturday night that only four passengers still had not been He said the manifestshowed 183 people on including 145 passengers and 18 railroad A ticket agent said the bound for San An from had been running but its speed at the time of the accident wasnt im mediately One passenger said the train had been speeding to get an ailing passenger to a Missouri Pacific Vice President Richard Davidson said a data recorder on board confirmed that the train was traveling something just under 75 mph the speed limit for passenger trains when it He said workers still had a few other portions of the train to raise and would continue working through the We have no information on the cause at this Amtrak spokesman Clifford Black said in Davidson said he had no indication what caused the but he said repairs made earlier in the day to the track did not appear to have had any There was a rail pullapart this morning that had been There is no indication that had anything to do with Davidson The last five cars in the twoengine train left the Three were on their another was off the track and tilted at a 45 degree angle and a fifth was off the track but still It happened so said passenger Adah Sarber of who was en route to There was no We were going along heard this terrible crash glass was Funeral home employees stood by at the scene while workers used heavy cranes to lift the wreckage to make sure nobody was buried beneath the overturned Giant spotlights were brought in to illuminate the Nearby residents were brewing coffee and making sandwiches for the rescue Railroad spokesman Tim Hogan said Saturday night that workers had turned their efforts toward repairing 700 feet of track and removing the Amtrak Department of Public Safety spbkestrian Larry Todd identified two of the four dead women as Cybil of and Dorothy age and hometown He said one body was identified only by a last name and the fourth had not yet been Jim administrator of Marshall Memorial Hospital said four bodies had been brought to a temporary morgue there and that authorities had told him there were six more bodies at the Black initially said at least nine were but later said he was I earlier gave you nine and Ive since been told thats inaccurate and I can only confirm And Im told that may he said from Other passengers were treated and released by medical teams at the scene of the Authorities said most of the victims were riding in the rear of the Oldham said 101 passengers were taken to a National Guard where they used pay telephones and watched football on television while See Page 16A Tina Svajda enjoys every bite of her funnel cake Staff photo by Cindy Richardson Wurstfest waltzes to close Wurstfest 1983 closes after one more day of singing and So most of those participating have rated it a very successful despite some unexpected rain last At the end of Wednesday approximately people had come through the Official counts for Friday and Saturday nights were not but most Wurstfest workers thought the crowds had gotten bigger since Saturday night saw almost every seat in the Wursthalle and more than half the tables in the which was mostly empty on opening night and during the There were a few traffic jams in the but a worker in one booth said Thursday was the busiest This is a good You can still walk around and buy said Opa Donnie working the information booth in the Security officers were keeping a watchful eye on the which in to be better behaved than in past The story at the Comal County Sheriffs Office was pretty much the same as it was last There was a full staff on and enough for them to But Deputy Frank Dees said the jail wasnt full theyve got plenty up but its nothing like how we used to bring them he Its consistent two or three come and two or three go DYANNE FRY In Korea Reagan makes unprecedented trip into DMZ to visit soldiers stationed there CAMP LIBERTY South Korea AP With a white flag of truce waving from his armored President Reagan made an unprecedented journey into Koreas desolate demilitarized zone Sunday and visited with American GIs standing watch on the front lines of Right Im filled with Reagan told reporters after shaking nands with GIs in camouflage uniforms and using binoculars to peer into North Korean On the other side of the the president could see the North Korean village of Paek which ser vicemen say is simply a It looks like a Hollywood said a former Standing about of a mile from North the commanderinchief was given a briefing from Army Thomas You can see that the demilitarized zone is hardly he told Carney also Our role here is The trip into the ominous territory followed a Sunday morning prayer service the president attended with about 200 troops after he arrived in this mountainous area under extraordinary With Secret Service agents walking at the side and a van of SWAT team agents immediately Reagans armored limousine drove slowly from the helicopter landing zone to a motorpool depot for a prayer service with In accordance with the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean a white flag of truce was at tached to the door of the Under a canopy of green and brown camouflage netting and surrounded by two machine guntopped armored personnel carriers and two Reagan worshipped at a service with about 200 uniformed A choir of Korean orphans sang Jesus Loves See Page 1IA liquor sales top crowded City Council agenda Inside A public hearing on two strip an nexations will be and the annexation ordinances read for the first at Mondays meeting of the New Braunfels City The meeting at City will also take its first vote on an ordinance that would ban 2 permits for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in the An ordinance setting new speed limits on FM 901 from the north city limit to IH 35 will be and may be passed on a single emergency Council will also bold public hearings and vote on the rezoning of two tracts of from twofamily residential to C3 One tract is located at 1024 McQuwiey Road the other at 1354 An ordinance concerning additional acres on Old McQueeney proposed for multifamily will be voted on for the second The city will consider accepting an order for the extension of Common Street and Walnut Avenue from the State Department of Highways and Public Council applied through that agency for some federal funds to help finance these Council will vote for the of its choice for the Comal County Appraisal District Board of The city nominated only one incumbent director George it may choose to cast its 495 votes for any of the nine people All votes are due in the county clerks office by The group may also make some nominations for the Appraisal Review members of which are appointed by the Appraisal District Board of In other the council will advertise for bids on the Hinman Island Park Im provement It will also consider an application for a wreckedvehicle storage permit on 103 Faust a variance allowing a Texas Lutheran College student to study Rio Grande perch in Landa Lake and a request that Civic Center rental fees be In it will consider granting permission for the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council to hold its Holiday Com munity Sing on the Main and for a helicopter landing at the Courtyard Shopping Todays Weather Saturdays beautiful weather should last a with skies to remain clear to partly cloudy through Winds today will be for the south at 1015 miles per Highs will be back in the and nighttime lows in the The sun will rise at Reagan In Korea President Reagan welcomed South Koreas increased respect for human rights while sources said that 42 dissidents were under police surveillance during the presidents Page 16A Woman In Space Astronaut Kathryn Sullivan says NASA has selected her to become the first woman to walk in space and she plans to start training next week for the space shuttle mission next Arafat Worried Yasser Arafat on Saturday demanded guarantees for the safety of his fighters and civilians before he could leave which has been besieged for more than a week by Syrian backed Page ISA Emergency Landing Passengers on an Eastern flight forced to land because of a burst tire described it as a little bit rough but fine when the jets landing gear collapsed and it skidded in on its belly sparks 16A
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