New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 1, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
NBW Braunfels. Texas
as Vol. 93 No. 1 62 Pages - 4 Sections
(USPS 377 880)
Pershing missiles deployed, pointed at Soviet Union
FRANKFURT, West Germany (AP) - Western Europe’s first Pershing 2 nuclear missiles are ready to be fired on command, but will be “immediately destroyed” if the Soviet Union scraps its own medium-range missiles, the West German Defense Ministry said Friday.
The US. Army refused to confirm or deny the Defense Ministry's report.
In Mutlangen, where the missiles are deployed 30 miles east of Stuttgart, police dragged away IO to 20 protesters who tried to block the main gate of the U.S. Army airfield. No major protests were reported.
Peter Kurt Wuerzbach, the Defense Ministry 's No. 2 man, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview, "The first American battery of nine Pershing 2 rockets is ready for action in West Germany.”
Wuerzbach said the U.S.-built missiles “would beInsideToday's Woo thor
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immediately dismantled and destroyed if the Soviet Union agreed to a verifiable and comparable step in arms negotiations.”
Military sources previously have said deployment was proceeding according to NATO’s decision in 1979 to have the first of the Pershing 2s ready for firing if necessary by the end of 1963 unless significant progress was made in arms talks with the Soviets.
NATO began deploying 572 Pershing 2 and cruise missiles in Western Europe this fall, and the Soviets suspended the arms talks last month in Geneva, Switzerland. Separate talks on limiting both long-range nuclear weapons had been under way but no new session of those talks has been scheduled.
Officials of NATO say deployment can be halted and missiles dismantled if there is an arms agreement with the Soviets. But Moscow refuses to resume talks unless the Western alliance first gives up its new missiles.
NATO decided the new arsenal was needed to
counter a recent Soviet buildup of more than 350 SS-2U rockets able to strike the European continent.
The faster, more accurate and more mobile Pershing 2s are replacing 106 Hustling I As in West Germany one-for-one
Well-informed sources in Bonn indicated that more Pershing 2 components are expected to arrive in early January.
Over the next five years, NATO plans to deploy 464 Tomahawk cruise missiles in Western Europe: 160 in Britain, 112 in Italy, 96 in West Germany, and 46 each in Belgium and the Netherlands.
The British government refused on Friday to confirm whether its first cruise missiles were operational. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has said they would be set up by the end of December.
Sixteen of Italy's cruise missiles are expected to be made operational in March. Belgium’s contingent is not scheduled to become ready for firing until 1985
Warm New Year?
Record cold snap may let up soon
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The end was in sight Friday to a record cold snap blamed for at least 37 deaths across Texas, millions of dollars in damage to the state s vegetable and citrus croops and countless headaches for homeowners fighting broken water pipes.
The forecast called for a gradual warming trend into the holiday weekend, but the frigid breath of winter dropped temperatures to record lows in at least 14 Texas cities early Friday, including laredo, where an 11-degree reading set a 20th-century record for that South Texas city.
San Antonio fell to 9 degrees, a record for December.
Other daily records set Friday included IO at Abilene; 16 at Austin; 12 at College Station; 18 at Corpus Christi; 15 at Del Rio; 7 at the Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Airport; 19 at Houston; 12 at Midland; 4 at San Angelo; 15 at Victoria; 9 at Waco; and 4 at Wichita Falls.
Ironically, one city where the daily record low
remained intact was at Amarillo, where the mercury hit 5 degrees at midnight, three degrees above the 1911 low for the date.
Twenty different temperature records have been broken so far this month in Amarillo “Actually, it looks Uke we’re getting to a gradual warming trend ... up to where we ll have normal temperatures next week, and it should be dry period, with only chance of showers in East Texas on Monday," meterologist Michael Mach said.
A gas heater, turned up to battle temperatures in the teens, was blamed for the death of a 9-year-old Sweetwater girl early Friday. Investigators said Juke Anderson was trapped in the upstairs bedroom of her family’s two-story house and died when she refused to jump from a window.
While growers in the l.ower Rio Grande Valley continued totaUng up the damage from a Christmas Eve freeze that wrought havoc on the state’s vegetable and citrus crops, Texas homeowners
See WEATHER, Page UA
The big chill has had impact on plants as well as people
By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer
With temperatures dipping to record lows, man is not the only one risking life and limb from prolonged exposure to the elements.
Ares plsnt nurseries are feeling the effect of the cold waves, with reports of freezing plants, broken pipes and cold greenhouses.
Two local nurseries reported damage to greenhouse plants because of faulty heaters.
Jackie Caddell of Palm Garden Center said the business had lost 91,500 to $1,600 worth of indoor plants.
“You just can’t keep that greenhouse that warm when it gets down to 10-12 degrees,” Caddell said,
adding that the cover is “not going to keep the cold from penetrating it.”
The 2b degree temperature “still nipped them pretty good,” Caddell said.
Lands Garden Center also has heating troubles, thanks to a bes er which didn’t fire, said Wayne Classen. The plants are salvage hie, although they will have to be nipped hack.
“We normally don’t get seven days of freezing weather,” he noted.
Despite the cold, outdoor plants are still thriving for those two nurseries.
“We just keep them watered good and fertilized,” Caddell said. “I can’t tell of anything right now. It’s
See PLANTS, Page UA
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The message is clear enough, even without words
New signs urge drivers to stay sober and safe
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
The sign is small by Interstate standards, but it catches the eye. A stylized cocktail glass, wine glass and beer mug sit inside die international ‘ don’t do it" symbol. A legend underneath reads "No thanks, I’m driving ”
It isn t much, but it aught make New Year’s Eve parkers trunk twice. That’s the hope. at least, of the Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation, which decided four months ago to try the signs on an experimental basis With the Department of Public Safety predicting 39 traffic deaths this weekend, a few more safety reminders couldn't hurt.
Comal County was the first in the 16-county test area to receive the signs “They put ours up the last part of October,” said resident engineer B L. Hosed. His supervisor, district traffic engineer Herman Gadeke of San Antonio, made that decision, and Hased admitted the impending Wurst!est celebration had something to do with it.
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At the same time those signs were distributed, each county in the test area also received three or four larger signs bearing the slogan, “lf you drink, don’t drive, lf you drive, don’t drink." laical engineers were authorized to put those signs where they would do the must good ... anywhere but on the Interstate. Hasert put two on Ixwp 337, one on Texas 46 north, and one on 46 south, coming into town.
The mug-and-glass symbol printed on the smaller signs “is not something original to the highway
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1983 in review
There were plenty of big stories in 1963, but one dominated them all — the seemingly endless saga of William Dale Savage, an Army private who, while intoxicated, struck and killed four members of the Ruben Sauceda family as they walked along the IH 35 frontage road. The accident happened in October,
1962, but the protests, marches, legal issues and hearings which followed Savage’s trial in April dominated the spring and summer of
1963. See Page 1B.
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CISD gets 'second chance' in Cogdill appeal case
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
Comal ISD may get another chance at shooting down an appeal by former Smithson Valley High School principal Lilia Mae Cogdill, whose contract was not renewed in March.
The district has submitted a motion that leads a Texas Education Agency official to believe that CISD officials were not aware of the gravity of a Sept. 9 hearing on the matter.
Based on evidence presented then, hearing officer Judy Underwood recommended in November that Cogdill’s appeal of her non-renewal be granted.
“CISD has submitted a motion for a hearing on the merits of the case," Mark Robinett, director of the Texas Education Agency’s hearing and appeals
division, said Friday. “In turn, we’ve asked that CISD supplement that motion by Jan IO.”
In the supplement, Robinett said GSD must show that relevant and material evidence was net presented at a Sept 9 hearing on CogdiU’s appeal to her non-renewal. Cogdill, who served as SVIL^ principal for two years, was non-renewed by CISD trustees March 15 after a four-hour executive session.
“Revelant and material evidence means riot unduly repetitious — those are the magic words." he said, adding that CISD must also show “why” the evidence was not presented at the original bearm.
If GSD meets the Jan. IO deadline on the basis of time and content, “then the motion for a hearing on
See COGDILL, Page 12A