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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 15, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Cegtor, ^. Box •*:' it %    * -9 Ila s £36 Tx 75235 Co Inc.Rabid fox sparks concern among vets Rabies tests on a fox which bit a New Braunfels man came back positive Thursday, prompting local veterinarians to again urge pet owners to have their animals vaccinated. A Kuehler Avenue man was bitten while trying to free a fox which had become tangled in a fence Monday, according to reports. The fox escaped, bit a dog later that day and chased would-be captors before finally being shot Tuesday, veterinarian Mike Doherty said. The animal was sent to the state health department’s rabies diagnostic lab for examination, and Thursday the lab reported the animal had been rabid. Fortunately for the victim, a new rabies vaccination has been developed recently which involves five injections in the buttocks rather than 21 in the stomach which the old vaccine required, Dr. Gary Bird indicated. That series was begun Tuesday, registered nurse Sandy Parnall said. Since the inoculations are given at intervals which vary from three to seven days, the series will be concluded Sept. 9, she added. Tests have shown the vaccination to be IOO percent effective, Bird indicated. Meanw hile, local veterinarians are hoping the case will motivate pet owners, who haven’t been as diligent in having their animals vaccinated as they were last summer, when a confirmed case was reported out of Laredo. “We were really busy giving rabies shots last year,” Doherty said. “It hasn’t been that way this year.” He advised residents to check their pets’ vaccination records and to heed reminders from their veterinarians. “All the vets have some sort of reminder,” Doherty said. Doherty said his clinic has seen five cases of rabies in animals this year. Vaccinations will help reduce this danger, he indicated. It’s also a suite law that dogs and cats over three months of age must be vaccinated, Doherty pointed out. If wild animals don’t turn tail and run when they see you, it might be best to leave them alone, he indicated. “We’re not trying to create a panic,” he said. “But people have been a little lax.” Linked with history A dog chained to a parking meter on South Seguin Avenue Thursday seems unaware of the flags in observance of Japan's surrender on Aug. 14, 1945. Stdtf photo by John Sewer President Truman announced the unconditional surrender. The flags were displayed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Refloating operations Precautions taken to avoid pollution, oil spillage CORPUS CHRISTI < AP) -Precautions against pollution and oil spillage will be taken during today’s efforts to refloat the vessels grounded as a result of Hurricane Allen, the Coast Guard says. Two ships which ran aground on shoals kicked up by Hurricane Allen were refloated Thursday, but an oil barge and a tanker still were stuck. The 735-foot Liberian tanker Athenian was reloaded after barges off-loaded 25,000 to 30,000 barrels of oil from the ship. Also on Thursday, the Greek-owned bulk carrier Argonaut was freed from a lonely sand strip in tile middle of Matagorda Channel. But the Liberian oil tanker Mary Ellen and the Chenilink 404 oil barge were still aground late Thursday, although preparations to re-float the vessels were underway today. Inside CHURCHES...........5-13A COMICS...............UA CROSSWORD..........UA HOROSCOPE...........UA OPINIONS...............4A SPORTS................6A TAKING STOCK.........UA WEATHER.............UA Barges and tugsboats rigged the Mary Ellen with beach gear and other equipment Wednesday, and the Coast Guard said pumping of 510,000 barrels of oil began about 7:45 p.m. Thursday on the ship, located off the north end of Padre Island. Coast Guard ships and oil containers encircle the ship, in case any spillage occurs. “We don’t know how badly damaged the ship is, so we are taking necessary precautions,” said Coast Guard spokesman Dan Dewell. Coast Guard Ct. J.G. Alan Peek said off-loading was expected to take from 20 to 24 hours Peek said the Cheinlink 404 is "fairly firmly aground” and probably will have to be lightened before it can be released from the shoal. The Coast Guard planned to make an aerial inspection of the barge today. Carter, Mondale suggest Reagan 'irresponsible' NEW YORK (AP) — With obvious relish, Jinuny Carter and Walter F. Mondale are plunging into their campaign against Ronald Reagan by portraying the Republican presidential nominee as “radical and irresponsible” and by raising the specter of "the final madness of a nuclear holocaust.” This rhetoric of attack brought cheers loud and long on the final night of the Democratic National Convention, but ironically not as deafening as those for Carter’s defeated rival. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. After Mondale’s and Carter’s acceptance speeches, Kennedy joined the two candidates on the podium at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night. He was there for less than five minutes. He spoke not a word to the delegates w ho loudly cheered each tune he waved with the understated clenched-fist gesture he used so often during his ill-starred presidential campaign. Carter held his hand out. Kennedy grasped it. There was no embrace. No suggestion that this was a meeting between old friends. They looked rather like two generals who had fought a long war and were trying to bring about peace among their followers as well as between themselves. It was an extraordinary end to a political convention at which the loudest cheers were for the defeated Democratic candidate. After a stop at today’s post-convention meeting of the Democratic National Committee, t arter planned to fly to the presidential retreat at Camp David, Md. He said early today that at some point he and Kennedy would meet in Washington. There was no word yet when or where he would formally open his fall campaign Four years ago. Carter and Mondale launched their campaign with a rally in Warm Springs, Ga., the resort where Franklin Delano Roosevelt often vacationed and where he died Carter campaign aides already have said the president will concentrate on the industrial states of the Northeast and upper Midwest, areas where Reagan also intends to make his principal effort. Reagan believes his conservative programs are becoming increasingly attractive to blue-collar workers who traditionally have voted Democratic. In addition, the Republican nominee also expects independent presidential candidate John Anderson to be far more damaging to Carter in states like New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Michigan and Illinois. That Reagan strategy made it all the more crucial to Carter to gain the Massachusetts senator’s active support in the states where he has a strong following. With their internal party squabbles quieted by a truce, if not necessarily a lasting peace, Carter and Mondale lost no tune jumping to the attack. Carter referred to Reagan as talking about “a world of tinsel and make-believe.” Texans' wounds healing NEW YORK (AID Texas Democrats, with wounds of their divided convention delegation starting to heal, headed for home today to set the stage for President Carter’s fall campaign against Ronald Reagan. "It’s not a new Carter or an old Carter. Ifs just the same Carter,” Billie Carr of Houston, a leading Texas supporter of Sen. Edward Kennedy’s unsuccessful candidacy, said Thursday after the president gave his acceptance speech. "I think we’ve got a real job ahead of us, she said. Texas labor leader Harry Hubbard of Austin, a Carter delegate, said Carter’s speech offered a message that he could Uke back to the grassroots Most Kennedy delegates from Texas had offered their support to the Carter-Mondale ticket. louise Cadded of San Antonio took to the stage at the delegation’s farewell party that doubled as a last caucus to tell Carter delegates, “You won. ... We’re all going to work for the Democratic ticket to defeat Ronald Reagan in November.” With the long fight for the presidential nomination out of the way, Texas delegates started to evaluate the chances for repeating the 1976 success. Hill conceded that polls show Carter trailing Reagan by a wide margin in Texas, but he said there is plenty of time to overcome the lead. “I feel that we’U continue to gam,’ he said Ll. Gov. Bill Hobby said the last elections have been so close iii Texas that they are becoming almost too close to call but the chances are good. Friday • Taylor Communications Inc 25 cents August 15,1980 Hgrald-Zeitumt Vol. 89 No. 41 22 Pages — 2 Sections (USPS 377 880) New Braunfels. Texas Inflation accelerates at wholesale level WASHINGTON (AP) Inflation at the wholesale level raced ahead 1.7 percent in July — the biggest jump in nearly six years - mainly as a result of a sharp, drought-influenced spurt in food prices, the government said today. The huge increase dramatically halted months of an easing inflation trend. In June, wholesale, or producer, prices rose 0.8 percent. Not since November 1974 have producer prices risen so fast, the I,abor Department said. July’s boost outpaced even the dizzying levels set earlier this year when inflation was so severe that credit controls were imposed. If July's seasonally adjusted rate continues for an entire year, inflation at the wholesale level would exceed 22 percent annually, far more than the IO percent yearly pace set in June. However, this spurt was called “temporary” by Allen Sinai, vice president of Data Resourceslnc., the Iexington, Mass., economic forecasting firm. “This is a shock due primarily to food. The overall backdrop for inflation, because consumer demand is down so, due to the recession, is favorable.” he said. The lasbor Department reported that food was the major culprit at all three levels of the Producer Price Index, finished goods, intermediate items and raw products. In sharp contrast, gasoline prices fell 1.2 percent in July, while home heating fuel remained the same. “Up even through June, food was a very strong moderating influence on prices, while energy had been the major thrust for pumping up inflation,” said John Early, a labor Department economist. "Now, it’s getting to a place where they are reversing roles.” The price of finished food products — ready for sale to consumers rose 3.8 percent last month, far more than the 0.7 percent increase in June, the department said. Processed poultry prices shot up 23.5 percent. Millions of chickens were killed in the heat wave. Prices for beef, meanwhile, jumped 7.4 percent, compared with 3.9 percent the month before, while pork prices increased 13.7 percent, far more than the 0.8 percent boost in June, the department said Compared with food, all other finished goods at the wholesale level rose Ll percent in July. The sharp acceleration in food was evident at the intermediate and crude stages — a signal that the worst may be yet to come as these jumps are passed on through processing and sale to consumers rn coming months, say private economists Prices for live poultry and hogs increased more than 25 percent. \ ;