New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 23, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels, Texas
Vol. 94 - No. 246
December 23, 1984
54 Pages 5 Sections
Thatcher backs 'Star Wars'
Prime Minister: Soviets can't split Britain, U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Reagan agreed Saturday that the United States will not deploy its controversial ‘ Star Wars” missile defense system before holding negotiations with the Soviet Union. British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said.
Reporting on 34 hours of talks with Reagan at Camp David. Mrs. Thatcher endorsed research on the Star Wars program but stopped short of blessing its eventual deployment.
Attempting to scotch suggestions of discord within the Western alliance on Star Wars, Mrs. Thatcher said she assured the president the Soviet Union would not be able to drive a wedge between the United States and Britain on arms issues
“The two found themselves in substantial agreement. said a senior U.S. official in his account of their meeting at the presidential retreat in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains.
Under Reagan, the United States is adhering to the 1972 U S -Soviet treaty limiting defenses against missiles.
said the official, who briefed reporters on condition he not be identified.
Mrs. Thatcher said negotiations before deployment were called for in the 1972 pact and also a 1967 agreement banning nuclear weapons from outer space. “Otherwise you’d be breaking treaty obligations,” she said.
Despite her approval of Star Wars research, she praised current nuclear strategy for keeping the peace in Europe for 40 years and said "we’re going to have to live with that same doctrine for a considerable period of time.”
Reagan and other leaders of his administration have described “Star Wars” as an alternative to the present policy of deterring Soviet aggression through ‘mutual terror.” Speaking about current policy, Reagan said Friday, "I don't think there s any morality in that at all
The New York Times reported in its Sunday editions that Reagan's strategic defense initiative has been scaled back, from attempting to create an impenetrable
defense to protecting this country's 1,000 land-based nuclear missiles.
It quoted White House science adviser George A. Keyworth as saying that while the president’s call for a total defense remained the ultimate goal, it has been set aside at least temporarily . “Now what we're addressing more and more is what people call the transition, from first deployment to the second and so on.” Keyworth said.
Mrs. Thatcher spoke with reporters at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington as she concluded an 18-hour visit to the United States and returned to London.
Reagan and Mrs. Thatcher met at Camp David to review her talks in London last weekend with Soviet Politburo member Mikhail Gorbachev and discuss U.S.-Soviet arms talks in Geneva next month.
Assessing prospects for an arms control agreement, Mrs. Thatcher said she believes that both the United
See THATCHER. Page 12A
Margaret Thatcher said she told President Reagan that she had informed the Soviet Union that it could not drive a wedge between Britain and the United States on defense matters.
Death toll 22 in Utah mine fire
Ambulance workers and police help the drivers out of their cars Friday
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A New Braunfels man was slightly injured when his car was hit in the intersection of Spur 3 and South Peach at ll 46 Friday night.
A local police officer was in pursuit of the man for not having the car's headlights on.
Michael .1 Ripper of 26 Country Club w as taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital with a busted lip.
and “his arm was messed up,” said New Braunfels Patrolman Robert Diaz.
Inez Adame of 114 San Mateo, San Antonio, was given a ticket for failure to yield right of way. driving without a license, and not having proof of insurance.
“She went to jail and he went to the hospital,” said Diaz.
Pipper’s Mustang and Adame’s Mercury Montego both sustained serious damage
I >iaz said he was follow mg Ripper w est on Spur ii try ing to stop him for not having headlights on. "I was fixing to turn my overheads lightsi on when it happened," the patrolman said.
Adame had stopped at the stop sign on South Peach and had just taken off again when she and Ripper collided.
Diaz said Ripper was traveling at about 30 mph. He was issued a ticket for driving without lights.
ORANGEVILLE, Utah (AP) A search team discovered the bodies of nine more miners late Saturday, bringing to 22 the number of workers found dead in a smoky mine fire Five others still trapped inside were believed dead, officials said
“We believe there will be no survivors,” said Emery Mining Co. spokesman Robert Henrie “They are looking for the bodies It could bt* several more hours before those bodies are located.
The miners — 26 men and one woman — were trapped Wednesday when fire broke out as they tried to break a one-day production record at the Wilberg Mine. operated by Emery Mining for Utah Power & Light.
Thirteen bodies were found Friday but the fire flared up again early Saturday, and rescuers were unable to get back into the mine until Saturday afternoon.
Then they advanced rapidly, finding the air clearing, and hopes revived that some of the trapped miners might still be alive.
But late Saturday they found nine more bodies.
“An attempt was made to establish a barricade,” Henrie said.
Asked how long they might have lived, be said. "We don’t expect it was very long.”
2 men rob Norman's Texaco; station clerk beaten, kicked
New Braunfels police are looking for two Hispanic males who held up tile clerk id Norman’s Texaco at 1691 Highway 81 east Friday night.
The clerk, who was in the station alone, was hit in the face with the large blue steel revolver by one of the men. He also was kicked in the groin several tunes by both men, said detective Marie Guerrero.
The clerk was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital by a private vhicle, where he was treated and released.
Guerrero said two men entered the station about 9: IO p.m. Friday. “The
short one asked for a San Antonio map. He (the clerk) bends over real quick and when he look up, the guy had his ski mask pulled down," the detective said.
"He comes back up and he’s looking at a ski mask and a coc ked gun.”
While one man held the gun on the clerk, his companion went behind the counter. They ordered the clerk to open the register. “They kicked him several times and escaped with the money,” Guerrero said. The men left on foot.
There are no suspects at this time,
but Guerrero has a desc ription of the two suspects. The man who had the gun is about 5 feet 6 inches tall. He was wearing a brown plaid long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and dirty tennis shoes. He had on a brown ski mask and brown gloves The other man is about a feet IU inches tall. He was wearing blue jeans, and scuffed, dark brown shoes. He also had on a brown ski mask and brown gloves.
The service station had just recently reopened after a fire earlier this year.
The wheels begin to roll this morning, as 200 local families w ill receive the fruits (and meat and vegetables, for that matter) of your contributions to our Cheer Fund drive.
Precinct 4 JP seeks budget increase
By ULLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
Justice of the Peace Howard (Curly) Smith got part of what he asked commissioners for in Thursday’s commissioners court.
County commissioners decided to
give Smith, the Precinct 4 JR, an increase in telephone allowance from $700 to $1,000 as he had requested, because the incoming constable, Fidel Tamez, plans to work out of his office.
But Smith also wanted his parttime secretary to be increased to full
time like the other peace justices have because of the increased work load. She works 16 hours a week now and he wants her 40 hours a week Commissioner Bill George and Charles (Tart) Mund said they would
See JP, Page 12A
And we received three more late contributions, increasing our total to $5,789.80. Since our goal was $5,300, we’ll have some seed money for next year’s drive.
Over five tons of groceries were bagged Saturday at the National Guard armory, and this morning National Guard vehicles will help us deliver our cheer packages to local families. Th re will also be toys with each, courtesy of the Community Srvice Cuter.
We’ll show you some pictures of Saturday's and Sunday's
operations in our Christmas Eve paper.
Our most recent contributors include Mr. aud Mrs. W.L.
Shumaim < $101, Margaret Quinn
($10), and an anonymous donor who contributed $20 Wt e grateful for nu* response to this year’s drive, which has been our most ambitious to date We hope to have your continued support iii the years to come.
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“We believe there Mill be no survivors," said Emery Mining Co. spokesman Robert Henrie. “They are looking for the bodies."
Emery Mining President Neal Savage told the families that all the miners were believed dead, the spokesman said “The rescue effort has not been canceled. They are continuing to look for the unaccounted for ,” Henrie said
The bodies of eight men and one woman were found late Saturday in a ventilation passage in the rear portion ut the mine, he said Seven of the bodies were close to the bungwall face where the miners were working when the fire broke out Two more were farther down the passage It appeared they had not tried to escape, and had not gone into the safety chamber, Henrie said “It would appear it happened quite quickly They were not in real close proximity, but in the same general
See MINERS. Page IZA
Frosty the Snowman wouldn’t last long here The weatherman says skies will be partly cloud) today through Tuesday with a 20 percent chance of rain today. Highs will range from the 60s to the .Os, with lows dropping to the low 40s Saturday's high was 69 and the low was 50 Sunset tonight will be at 5 38 The Christmas Eve sun Mondos will rise at 7 23 and will set at u:38 p iii The sun will rise Christmas morning at 7:23 a in