New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 18, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels, Texas Vol. 92 — No. 251 7 Sections — 84 Pages (USPS 377-880)Wreck kills local man
A 68-year-old New Braunfels man died at McKenna Memorial Hospital Saturday night after being struck by a truck at Highway 81 and South Casten.
Alberto Hernandez Jr., of 130 Merriweather was pronounced dead at 9:55 p.m. at McKenna. Two ambulances were called to the accident scene at 9 p.m. Police blocked off traffic, while the second ambulance transported the pedestrian to the hospital.
Reports indicated Hernandez was in full cardiac arrest while in transit. An Emergency Medical Service spokesman later said Hernandez suffered from massive internal injuries. His chest was
See WRECK, Page 12A
We received six more donations to toss into the Cheer Fund pot Friday.
Comal County Builders Association and Comal Bowl led the donations with gifts of $500 and $200 respectively. Gerald and Rosalie Groves contributed $25, Charles and Donna Vickerey donated $20, K.W. and Teresa Molthan gave $15 and New Braunfels Utilities Electric Department donated $44.
That brings our balance to $2,661.76, and that total does not include donated food.
You can bring contributions — cash or nonperishable food items — to our office at 186 S. Casten during regular business hours: 8:30-5 Monday through Friday. You can also mail a monetary contribution to Post Office Drawer 361. New Braunfels, 78131.
If you would like to donate food but can't bring it by, Circulation Manager Don Avery can arrange to have it picked up You can call him at 625-9144
We sincerely appreciate your helpArctic cold front puts most of nation on freeze
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Arctic air and blowing snow kept the lid on the freezer Saturday in the Great Plains, where temperatures plunged to well below zero and wind-chi ll factors fell to 60 below.
The severe, wmter-like weather spread from the northern Rockies to the East Coast and forecasters said more bitter temperatures would come rolling down the Rockies and head east
“It’s going to last indefinitely. There’s no warming in sight,’’ said Rich May. a National
Weather Service meteorologist in Bismarck. N.D. "We're going to be below zero pretty much through Wednesday.”
The death toll from storms in the United States last week was 24 The low Saturday in Great Falls. Mont., was 27 below zero, which tied a record for the date set in 1924 The windchill factor was 60 below in Havre. Mont.
Mason City, Iowa, residents, their town under 13 inches of snow, awoke to readings of 18 below, a record. It was ll below in Sioux City and 9 below in Waterloo.
It was 15 below in Minneapolis on Saturday, a reading that broke a record set in 1953 Another record was set in International Falls, Mum. — 30 below, cold enough to send the wind chill to 50 below.
Ken Mohr of the Minneapolis chapter of the American Automobile Association said AAA-affiliated garages were swamped Saturda) with calls from motorists whose engines wouldn’t turn over.
‘ We're just approaching 1,500 calls so far this morning," he said.
The 9 below reading in Omaha, Neb., tied a
record set two years ago.
The record broken in Isl Cross. Wts., was 108 years old. It was 18 below there “The forecast is basically cold, cold, cold and more cold and probabl) will hold fast into early next week,” said weather service meteorologist Walter Drag in Milwaukee.
Temperatures in the South, meanwhile, rose above freezing and the sun peeked out, ending a blast of cold weather that coated whole sections of Dixie with snow Friday. Nearly all of Mississippi got at least a dusting of snow.
Up to 9 inches blanketed parts of nor
thwestern Louisiana and a lot remained on yards and rooftops Saturday.
Janet Anderson, a spokeswoman for Southwestern Electric Power Co., said the situation around Shreveport, La., was less severe than during the last snowfall two years ago. “Once the snow stopped and the fact that it didn’t freeze (overnight) was a benefit” she said.
Arkansas Power & Light Co. had 42 work crews out Saturday restoring electricity to 4.000 customers after a 10-inch snowfall in the southern part of the state.
The forecast calls for cloudy, windy and much colder weather today with a 30 percent chance of rain, possibly changing to freezing rain or sleet later rn the day. Lake wind advisories will be in effect. Winds will shift to the north at 20-30 mph and gusty Cloudy ami very cold tonight with a 50 percent chance of sleet or freezing ram. Decreasing clouds and warmer on Monday. Sunrise today was at 7:20 a.m.
Nearly IOO seriously wounded Palestinians sailed for Cyprus Saturday in the first stage of the evacuation of besieged PLO chairman Yasser Arafat and his loyalist guerrillas from their last base in Lebanon. Israel’s navy unleashed a 20-minute barrage on Tripoli three hours before the Italian ferry Appia sailed into the harbor to pick up the evacuees, according to Palestine Liberation Organization officials and city residents. See Papa 10A
They kind of grow on ya'
Calmness marks local Cabbage Patch doll giveaway
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
Contrary to the Christmas horror stones around the nation, there was no pushing, hair-pulling or biting to get to the Cabbage Patch dolls at a New Braunfels store Saturday.
Shoppers at K-Mart took a ticket quietly, and browsed until a winning number was announced every hour from ll a.m. to 4 p.m. Drawings will also be held from noon to3 p.m. today.
Saturday’s winners ranged from the very young (who had mothers with winning tickets) to the young at heart, and a few lucky dolls got a new home for Christmas
K-Mart manager Ed Moss decided to give the dolls away, “because it was the only fair thing to do. We had a waiting list a mile long,” he said. Employees had first pickin’s. When they were done, there were 12 left to give away.
Cabbage Patch dolls are unique, because no two of the computer-designed, cuddly kids are alike, and each comes with a different name, a birth certificate and adoption papers
That individuality is why Moss thinks the dolls have been so sought-after this Christmas season.
“Cabbage Patch dolls have been around for several years. They were originally
Cabbage Patch dolls are available this weekend
handmade, sold only in speciality stores and very expensive,” Moss said. “This is the first year they’ve been mass-produced. But they’ve managed to maintain their individuality, and that makes them extra special ”
There weren’t many who walked by the give-away table Saturday without offering an opinion about Cabbage Patch dolls But for every “oh, they’re so cute,” was a “boy, those things are ugly” on the tip of someone else’s tongue.
“Is that what all the fuss is about7,” an
older woman asked She stooped down to peer inside the box, gave the doll at good once-over, and said, “You just never can tell what’U Lake people’s fancy.”
“Is that one of those Garbage Dolls '," an elderly gentleman asked He was quickly corrected by other admirers.
A rugged-looking man, who looked like he’d just come in off the range, saw his second Cabbage Patch doll, and said, “That one’s ugly, too I’ve got a hunch they all are.”
A dedicated daddy brought his lunch in anticipation of a long wait, while an older man kept walking by the ticket table and stealing “dollie” glimpses. “They kind* grow on ya,” he said when he got caught.
A grandpa who had "given up hope’’ won the day’s first Cabbage Patch doll in a bonus drawing at 10:30 a.in. “He said he didn’t know about the give-away, but registered and went about his shopping,” Moss said. "He was way back ui the automotive department when we called his number He said he was going to make one little granddaughter very happy .”
After winning the ll a m. drawing, a Canyon I .ake woman, shopping with her mother, said, “I’m going to keep it for myself ”
Christina Hernandez, 12 years old and See CABBAGE, Page 12ABomb blast in London kills ll
LONDON «AP) — A bomb ripped through four floors of Harrods department store Saturday at the height of lunchtime Christmas shopping Police said five people were killed and at least 77 injured when an explosives-packed car was detonated next to the building
Deputy Assistant Police Conuiussioner David Powis said there was “no doubt" the bombing was the work of the Irish Republican Army — the first fatal attack of a feared Christmas bombing blitz.
The explosion, heard miles away, sent throngs of shoppers running through flying shards of glass and debris in the janvned department store.
“People were ... running from the scene, their faces absolutely covered in blood — children, old people, men and women ” said Jackie McPherson of Hanulton, Scotland, who was in a store 50 yards from Harrods.
"There was a tremendous explosion There was blood everywhere,” said 22-year-old Michael Francis. “One policeman had an eye hanging from its socket He was very brave. I can’t describe the horror of it," said the young man, who was standing outside the store when Ute bomb went off.
Police said the bomb was triggered by remote
See BOMBING, Page 12AHomeCraig Rogers returnstofamily from Lebanon
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
The stranger at San Antonio International s Gate 2 didn’t know what to make of it. Twenty-odd musicians, with yellow ribbons tied around each horn, filled one side of the small seating area Another man carried a "Welcome Home” sign, and several women wore yellow Christmas bows where corsages ought to be. A TV cameraman stood by the window, watching the runway.
“Is there a special person coming in?" the stranger asked
Special to New Braunfels, at any rate. Marine LL Craig Rogers arrived home Saturday, fresh out of Lebanon He got a royal welcome. Wurst-fest style
The Teltschik Family Band, all cousins on his mother’s side, struck up the "Marine Hymn" as Ll. Rogers stepped into the terminal. Betty Richter, a close friend of the family, presented him with a yellow-ribboned wurst. The band followed up with in Heaven There Is No Beer.” Parents Joe and Ann Rogers seemed happy just to touch their son, making sure he was really there
Despite his mother s report that he “hates publicity,” the 27-year-old Marine took it all in stride “Great! I haven’t had any sausage lately,” he told Richter And “the band sounds great! Sounds like the Teltschik Band
"Trombone section’s a little weak back there.” he added as an afterthought — but declined an invitation to take a horn and join in.
“It’s great to be home,” he said. all smiles. “I love this country ”
"We were afraid you’d gotten wind the Teltschik Band was going to be playing, and decided not to come,” one cousin joked “You may have thought Beirut was bad, but.. ”
Craig Rogers greets his parents at San Antonio International Airport Saturday afternoon smit photo* tv jotws^nm
Beirut has been no picnic, especially in the weeks before and after the Oct. 23 bombing of the Marine headquarters Joe and Ann Rogers sat through some tense hours before getting word that their son had been aboard ship that morning, and was unharmed
Terronst hostility had been building for some weeks before that, in a letter to his father. written not long before the bombing. LL Rogers admitted to feeling "ten years older" than his upcoming bi it hurts would indicate.
There was no evidence of that Saturday , as Rogers greeted relatives and friends he hadn t seen in more than a year He told reporters that “the spirit is good” among Marines serving on the Middle East peacekeeping force
See ROGERS. Page 12A
Two New Braunfels girls watch Rogers step from the plane