New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 13, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
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Voting polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday in each of the five counties of the Edwards Underground Water District for the district’s board of directors election.
Incumbent director Oliver 0. Haas is running unopposed in Comal County.
The other counties in the district holding elections Saturday include Bexar, Hays, Medina and Uvalde Counties.
Each voting location will include one or more county precincts and voters should check their precinct number to determine the consolidated voting location, according to the EUWD office.
Following are the consolidated precincts and polling places in Comal County for the Edwards board election:
• Election precincts 4, 5, IO: Bracken Fire Station, Bracken.
• Precincts 9, 12, 13, 14: New Braunfels High School, east entrance, East Loop 337.
• Precincts 8, 22 and 23: Seele Elementary School, 540 Howard St.
• Precincts I, 2, 3, 6, and 7: First Methodist Church, 572 W. San Antonio.
• Precincts ll, 15, 20: Eagles Hall, 257 E. South St.
See EDWARDS, Page 14
Local man to head S.A. planning panel
Robert L. Schlabach of New Braunfels has recently been elected 1983 president of the San Antonio Research and Planning Council.
Formed in 1952, the council has seen involvement in the San Antonio Charter Commission, bidding policies of the City Public Service Board, cooperative purchasing of local school districts, financing jail improvements, and property tax administration and equalization of
Bexar County cities and schools.
Schlabach, former Comal County Tax Assessor-Collector, is employed as a property tax consultant for Diamond .Shamrock Corp., as well as a property tax and real estate investment consultant for Tom E. Turner In 1980, he was awarded the distinguished Certified Member of the Institute designation by the Institute of Property Taxation, and in 1982, was certified as an International Certified Public Appraiser.
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Vol. 92 - No. 9
January 13, 1983
Still more changes
Right-wing pressure forces Rostow out
WASHINGTON (AP) Arms control chief Eugene V. Rostow’s resignation under fire from President Reagan and a group of Senate conservatives climaxes a major shake-up in the U.S. disarmament agency at a time when strategy for negotiating with the Soviet Union is undergoing close review.
The 69-year-old Democrat, angered by a protracted battle with Senate hardliners over his top assistants and the way he was directing arms policy, submitted his resignation Wednesday in a letter to Reagan.
It said coolly that “in recent days it has become clear that the president wished to make changes. In response to his request. I have tendered my resignation.”
Rostow, who is returning to Yale law school to teach next semester, did not call on the president. In an exchange of letters with Reagan, he said he was leaving “for the reasons which Secretary of Suite (George) Shultz has so kindly discussed with me.”
Reagan said he was nominating Kenneth Adelrnan, deputy to U.N. ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, to take Rostow’s place. Affirming his commitment to arms control, the president said, “I have no higher
priority or higher purpose than to reduce the risk and the means of conflict.”
Reagan said Rostow had served his and earlier administrations “with distinction and has played a key role in launching our comprehensive arms reduction proposals.”
Senate Republican leader Howard Baker of Tennessee said he was not surprised by Rostow’s departure. “He has been a distinguished public servant and private citizen and no doubt will continue to contribute,” Baker said.Related story, Page 4
Two other senators, Democrat Paul Tsongas of Massachusetts and Republican terry Bressler of .South Dakota, reacted sharply.
“One really has to wonder how President Reagan can deal with th** Soviets it he can’t deal with Senator Helms,’’ said Tsongas. He referred to Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., a leading critic of Rostow and the arms control agency's operations.
test week, bowing to pressure from Helms and other conservatives, the White House withdrew the nomination of Robert Grey, the agency's deputy director and long-time Rostow associate. Rostow accused hardliners of trying to take over the agency and prevent any new agreement with the Soviets to limit nuclear weapons He called them “people who don’t want any agreement at all.”
Bressler, chairman of the Senate arms control subcommittee, said, “It’s a great setback for the U.S. position in arms control because it looks as though we are in a state of chaos and confusion."
Bressler said the arms negotiations require months of preparation. He praised Rostow as “a very high quality public servant.”
Two sets of negotiations are to resume in Geneva, Switzerland, early next month. One concerns efforts to make deep cuts in U S. and Soviet strategic nuclear missiles, bombers and submarines. The other involves Oro lied KuromiHsil*^. •%- the more than 600 the Soviets have targeted on western Europe and the 572 U.S. cruise and Pershing ll missiles to be deployed beginning in December and aimed at Soviet territory.
Israel, Lebanon agree on U.S. agenda for talks
Kl RY AT SHMONA, Israel (AB) Israel and Lebanon broke a three-week deadlock today and agreed to a U.S.-proposed compromise agenda for negotiating peaceful future relations and withdrawal of foreign armies from Lebanon, Israeli officials said.
The breakthrough came in the sixth round of talks among Israeli, Lebanese and U S. negotiators and followed efforts by President Reagan to break the stalemate.
“I wish to inform you that the delegations have reached an agreement on the agenda,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Avi Pazner told reporters in this Israeli border town.
Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon said the U.S. proposal contained the main elements of Israel’s and Lebanon’s proposals for the negotiations, which he said “will eventually form one document.”
Israeli chief negotiator David Kimche read the clauses of the agenda to reporters, say ing they would all be negotiated simultaneously.
This was apparently designed to avoid giving the impression that any one issue
was more important than another.
The first item on the agenda is termination of the technical state of war between Israel and Lebanon, followed by security arrangements to keep their border peaceful.
Next comes a “framework for mutual relations” to include subjects such as “liaison, an end to hostile propaganda, movement of goods, products and persons.”
The clause on troop pullbacks from lebanon speaks of “a program for complete withdrawals, conditions for Israel’s withdrawal in the context of the withdrawal of all foreign forces.”
Before the compromise was reached, Israel had insisted that the talks begin with normalization of relations between the two nations, while lebanon demanded that they focus on withdrawal of an estimated 60,000 Israeli, Syrian and Palestinian troops.
A technical state of war has existed between Israel and lebanon since the* armistice that ended the 1949 Arab-Israeli war.
The two countries never signed a peace
treaty and Lebanon is likely to oppose signing one now out of fear of angering its fellow Arab nations.
Lebanon wants the 1949 armistice to serve as a framework for future relations with Israel, while the Israelis say the armistice has been terminated by later wars.
In Jerusalem, U.S. envoy Philip I’. Habib — sent back to the Middle East by President Reagan to speed the slow-iiloving negotiations — spent 90 minutes with Prime Minister Menachem Begin but declined to make any comment to reporters following the meeting.
Israeli press reports had said Habib would bring Begin a message from Reagan urging him to break the stalemate and warning that lack of progress in the talks could mean postponement of his planned trip to Washington early this year.
U.S. officials refused to comment on the reports, which Israeli government spokesman Un Boral described as “ridic ulous juvenile spec ulation."
Porat, the government spokesman, said no date had been set for Begin’s visit.Telephone company seeks rate hike for long distance
AUSTIN (AP) — Southwestern Bell wants $12.3 million more from its Texas customers, but the company says it won’t keep any of the money.
The telephone company this week began charging $243.9 million in rate hikes recently approved by the Public Utility Commission. On Wednesday, however, Southwestern Bell said it needs another $12.3 million in intrastate long distance rates.
The increase, which the company wants to put in effect in March, is needed to pay for an October order by the PUC changing the way telephone companies divide long distance tolls among themselves, according to Southwestern Bell.
“Southwestern Bell would not keep any of the additional $12.3 million. The entire amount would flow through to 55 independent telephone companies in the state,” said a company news release.
The new formula for dividing long distance
See BELL, Page 14InsideToday's Weather
Today will be sunny and mild, with variable, mostly southerly winds blowing 5-10 mph. Considerable fog late tonight, clearing by midday Friday. Winds tonight will be light and variable. Friday afternoon will be partly cloudy.Cooperstown Bound
Two more of baseball’s greats -Juan Manchal and Brooks Robinson — were named to baseball’s Hall of Fame Wednesday. Manchal, the high-kicking pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, got in on his third year of eligibility. Robinson, considered by many to be the best-fieldmg third baseman ever, joined a select few to bt* picked in his first year of eligibility. See Page 8...Foreign Money Does Upset Us
The McDonald’s in downtown El Paso is no longer accepting Mexican pesos, due to the instability of the currency on international markets. Ifs just one sign of the problems people with pesos, and merchants who used to accept them gladly, are having on the US.-Mexican border. See Page 7.
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Golf isn't ofte.i thought of as a game for youngsters, but don't tell Trenton Moss that. With his own starter set of clubs,
Trenton follows lits father Ed, down the fairway at Landa Park Golf Course.Disease fells dogs at shelter
Dog runs at the Humane Society Animal Shelter were evacuated and disinfected Wednesday after several animals there fell victim tea Coccidia germ Several dogs had to be put to sleep, including two litters of puppies. Apparently, young dogs are most susceptible to the disease. Shelter manager Tina Ellis said at least IO healthy tenants were sent to foster homes until the runs could be disinfected “We’ve got some of them back in here now ,” she said Thursday morning. “Everything's under control. It was no major epidemic."
Coccidia, according to a local veterinary clinic, is a protozoal disease found in the intestinal tract. It causes diarrhea. If ifs caught early, it can I* treated, but “if it gets too far gone, there s no turning back on the dogs,” Ellis said.
Cats at the shelter were not affected by the disease.
Ernie Hassoki, president of tlu Humane Society. said the dog runs had been filled to capacity, with a large number of puppies on one wing, which made the danger of disease greater
Ellis believes the germ was brought iii by a stray dog before she took over management of the shelter in late December. A veterinarian said it can be spread by fecal contact.
The staff moved the dogs out and disinfected, Ellis said, because “we didn’t want to take any chances on a bunch of dogs leaving here w ith that
"We disinfected the whole building, in fact,” she said.
Tools, railroad ties favored by burglars
Tools valued at $2,350 were stolen from a tool shed at the Riedel Co., 520 N. Walnut, sometime between6 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Entry into the shed was gained with a chain saw Several nail guns, a staple gun, a compressor and a hose w ere subsequently stolen.
In other police news, someone may soon have a beautifully landscaped yard, at the expense of the
Missoui-Kansas-Texas Railroad Twenty cross ties, stamped “MKT’’ at one end, were stolen between 5:30p.in Sunday and3 30p.m. Monday.
The ties, valued at $22 each, were lay ing on the ground where Rock Street cross the Katy Railroad tracks Bill Maddox, division special agent of Katy
H.iilt *,ul i < po . 4 the theft to New Braunfels police.