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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 11, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Kennedy criticized South Africa CAPE South Africa AP Edward Kennedy issued a sharply worded rebuttal after South Africas foreign minister said Kennedy should be more concerned With the plight of American blacks than with South Africas racial The Massachusetts visiting South Africa at the in vitation of Nobel Peace Prize winner Bishop Desmond released a statement defending the status of blacks in America after Foreign Minister Botha criticized him Thursday in a statement broadcast on South African Kennedys sometimes tumultuous visit to the white minorityruled nation continued today with meetings with two South African ministers in charge of the major mechanics of the apartheid system that Kennedy says he wants The senator accused Botha of making an untrue attack on the United States when Botha said the death rate for American black children was twice that of and the black poverty rate was three times Botha said Kennedy should stay out of South African affairs and be more concerned with blacks in the United He contended black youngsters suffer from malnutrition in Kennedys home Kennedy responded The infant mortality rate for blacks in South Africa is not twice as but six times as high as for Black people in South Africa are not three times as likely to be but 30 He acknowledged that there are disparities in the United States between black Americans and white But they are disparities bet ween Americans who have equal rights not between whites who have the privilege of citizenship and blacks who are treated as aliens in their own he The Census Bureau says percent of white Americans were considered poor in compared with percent of A separate the National Center for Health reported that per white infants under 1 year old died in compared with per black South Africas more than 22 million blacks cannot vote or live where they They are dominated by the 5 million for whom the law preserves the best business op portunities and health New Bfaunfftte January 1986 Arms talks may delay MX vote Peace Corps aims recruiting at Africa WASHINGTON AP The work is tough and the pay is but the Peace Corps is confident that the spirit that moved Americans to send millions of dollars to Ethiopia will spur farm experts to consider becoming volunteers in a war on African In the most specialized recruiting drive since President Kennedy founded the agency in the Peace Corps is looking for agriculture specialists to keep two dozen African countries from suffering Ethiopias The most urgent need is for 600 recruits to fill vacancies opening as early as this spring and The other successful applicants will be sent as the Peace Corps gears up for a 10year program to help African agriculture build its own Peace Corps Director Loret Miller Ruppe told a news conference on Thursday that to build a talent she needs applicants to choose And shes confident she will get Among college she I see a tremendous willingness to I see the same stars in their eyes that were there in the They will I know they Ruppe began her appeal on breakfasttime television Thursday morning and by the end of the day about 400 queries from prospective applicants had been phoned to the Castro attends Nicaraguan inauguration Nicaragua AP With Cuban leader Fidel Castro and other guests looking former guerrilla Daniel Ortega was sworn in as Nicaraguas president and gave an inaugural address assailing the United who like Ortega wore a military was believed to be the only foreign head of government on hand Thursday for the inauguration of the 39year old coordinator of the leftist San dinista junta that took power in 1979 after overthrowing the proAmerican Somoza The Cuban whose arrival was not announced in ad was embraced warmly by Ortega at the overthrew the proAmerican Battista regime and established leftist rule in Cuba 26 years and Cuba was a supporter of the Sandinista Carlos president of Nicaraguas new National draped the blue and white sash of office over Ortega and swore in the new president for a sixyear ceremony took place in the outdoor Plaza of the Revolution alongside Lake An estimated 40 nations were represented at the but most delegations were relatively low We are not warlike nor Ortega said in his WASHINGTON AP The Reagan ad ministrations success in reopening arms talks with the Soviet Union may cause Congress to delay a showdown vote on the embattled MX a key House leader Dante chairman of the House Foreign Affairs said Secretary of State George Shultz made very persuasive points Thursday when he appealed privately to members of Congress not to undermine the arms talks by voting to kill the MX or by crimping military Fascell said its entirely possible that votes on continuing MX procurement may now be delayed even though he emphasized that House leaders have yet to discuss the issue and no decisions have been under a compromise struck between President Reagan and Congress late in four separate votes will be held in April on whether to permit the MX program to go forward or to kill A loss on any one of the four tallies on Senate and House authorization and spending bills would end the administrations hopes of deploying at least 15 of the modern strategic each equipped with 10 House Speaker Thomas said when the compromise was arranged that it meant the MX will never be Sentiment continues to run strong that the system is not needed and that killing it would save money at a time when maximum efforts are being made to trim the federal budget Shultz told senators and House members that the MX is essential to national that it simply must go and that WUIrig it Would have an adverse impact on the negotiating While refusing to describe the MX or any other proposed military system as an arms control bargaining Shulte told reporters I think its obviously the case that if they the Soviets can get what they want out of us without giving up anything in that they would love At the private Shulte was rewarded with a round of applause that could be heard through the closeil doors of the House Armed Services Committee as he concluded his I dont have my crystal but I think the secretarys points will be very Fascell said moments Man executed in South Carolina AP Joseph Carl a former altar boy and military policeman convicted of killing two went to South Carolinas electric chair today in the states first execution in nearly 23 Central Correctional Institution officials began preparing Shaw about 3 and strapped the 29yearold man into the electric chair before He was jolted with volts of electricity and was pronounced dead at said Deputy Corrections Commissioner Doug First I want to say Im sorry to all three the The Taylors and the Hartnesses for the agencys toll free 800424 Thats roughly double the normal number of said spokeswoman Patti Special recruiting efforts also will be made at agriculture colleges and attempts will be made to convince workers in major agribusiness centers to sign up for the twoyear To be eligible for the African agriculture jobs and any other Peace Corps tour of duty ap plicants must be American citizens with no dependent children and be willing to leave their spouses Once they pass the tests and get into the they will be paid a subsistence wage and be sent to some of the most remote parts of the African continent the parts where their help is most In Ruppe its the toughest job youll ever None of the new applicants will be sent to which kicked the Peace Corps out in 1977 when a Marxist government took with immediate relief for Ethiopias 7 million famine victims coming from other the Peace Corps is concentrating on programs that help build agriculture from the bottom If there had been IJeace Corps workers in she I think there would have been more food there greater grief and loss they have Shaw said in a last I realize their grief will but I hope tftey have some peace once all the publicity about me Catoe said that while Shaw was being strapped into the there was a last minute call to the governors office just to check to see if there was a lastminute granting of but there was Shaw pleaded guilty to killing Tommy and Carlotta in October He also admitted raping and shooting to death 21yearold Betty Swank 12 days but received a life sentence for that When the generator powering the electric chair was turned ap plause rang out from a crowd of about 40 death penalty advocates who shivered in the cold across the street from the One man paced Thursday night outside the state Supreme Court with a sign The electric chair is too good for Earlier this a group of businessmen gave merchants bumper stickers showing an electric chair and the phrase Use It About 150 death penalty opponents staged a brief candlelight vigil at the Statehouse steps in a cold drizzle Thursday while 20 people demonstrated outside the governors An ecumenical church service for Shaw was attended by about 300 Shaw on Thursday told his at torneys to make no more appeals for him and said he was ready to accept his fate after Dick Riley denied two clemency South the last Southern stale to reinstate the death penalty since the Supreme Court ruled it constitutional in became the 12th state to execute a criminal since The other 11 are Georgia and North Shaw was the 34th person executed nationwide since The war is forced on us by the United States and we can only end this aggression if we can con vince the American government that this revolution cannot be For the Ortegas election on 4 with 63 percent of the vote and his inauguration were seen as crucial to gaining in ternational acceptance and badly needed economic aid from West European democracies that have grown uneasy with the Sandinistas authoritarian In his Ortega said the United States had sent nightmares to Nicaragua to spoil the dreams born with the The Sandinista government estimates more than backed rebels roam the jungles and hills of northern waging hitandrun warfare almost Ortegas speech was largely a repeat of standard but he also said he would welcome normalization of relations with the United States and called for ratification of the socalled Con tadora peace plan for Central Western diplomatic who spoke only on condition they not be said Castro was expected to confer privately today with the foreign ministers of the Contadora group Colombia and Dairy S9 Sunday 125 Regular Prices May Vary At Some Stores Due To Local Competition The Saving Place9 SATURDAYTUESDAY Compact Portable BlackandWhife TV Sale Instant picture and low power Perfect second 1 2 4 5 SMe Ara Mil May Vary Potted Plant Special Sale Price 6 Potted Upright Plants Accent your home your 10 Tropical House Plants Sale Price V wl W 7 I Watersport Watches For Men And Women Durable multifunction watches with chrono graph Highly Save Mir van Our Quart K 10W30 Or 10W40 Motor Oil Choice of oil for all Our Plastic KODAMATICM 960 Instant Camera Sale Price Debut Sale Price Cookware Set 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