New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 14, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Solms Road bridge construction to start soon
Civil Defense coordinator only bidder for
By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer
The boat is painted red, is 42 years old, 16 feet long, squat and funny-looking, with a Chrysler engine that hasn’t turned over in months.
Herb Syring just bought it from the City of New Braunfels for 157 dollars and 52 cents. He plans to put it on blocks in his yard and keep it “as a conversation piece.”
Syring really loves the beat-up old thing. It wasn’t very fast, but it had
power and could carry a lot of people. Twenty-seven firefighters once crowded its decks for a training exercise on Canyon I,ake, he said Wednesday.
“They couldn’t shift to one or the other side, but as long as they were on the rails, it worked out perfect,” he said.
It was supposed to be a rescue craft, but the Civil Defense crews used it mainly to recover drowning victims. And because the city never bought a boat trailer to haul it around, it was
useless for flood rescue work in New Braunfels — the reason it was acquired in 1973 to begin with.
“We got it as a result of the 1972 flood. We wanted a large boat for rescue work,” Syring said. Through the Civil Defense Surplus Property Loan program, the city picked it up from the General Services Administration at Fort Worth.
“The Corps (of Engineers, U.S. Army) was nice enough to put it on
See BOAT, Page 14A
WEDNESDAY July 14,1982 25 cants
Iran invades to 'liberate'Iraq
Staff photo by John Sen tar
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New Braunfels, Texas
Vol. 91-No. 137
Herb Syring is the new proud owner of this 1940 Jasper.
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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Iranian forces have invaded Iraq and captured “hundreds” of Iraqi soldiers in a drive to topple the regime of President Saddam Hussein, Tehran radio reported today.
The official Iranian broadcasts, monitored in London, did not elaborate on the claim. If true, it would be the first time Iranian forces crossed the Iraqi border since Hussein’s army launched the Persian Gulf border war by invading western Iran almost two years ago.
“Our Islamic army is coming to liberate you,” Tehran radio said in an address to the Iraqi people urging them to “mutiny.”
“crossed successfully the first bunkers of the enemy.”
Canadian Press, in a dispatch from Tehran, said the communique reported heavy fighting in Iran’s oil-rich southwestern province of Khuzistan, but did not give the precise location.
The news agency quoted the communique as saying Iranian troops would use the “liberation of Iraq” as a step towards their goal of freeing Jerusalem “from the claws of the aggressive, criminal (Israeli) Zionism.”
Khomeini’s Islamic regime opposes Israel’s occupation of Jerusalem and does not recognize the Israeli government or its proclamation of the city, holy to both Moslems and Jews, as its capital.
Excerpts of the Iranian military communique monitored in London said the offensive, codenamed Ramadan after the Moslem fasting month, was to “prevent further Iraqi and other U.S. lackeys’ aggression, and to keep at a distance the Iraqi fire from cities of the Islamic homeland (Iran).”
The offensive was launched at 9:30 p.m. Tehran time (2 p.m EDT) Tuesday, the communique said.
In an earlier announcement, the Tehran government had said Iraqi troops still were in Iran despite Hussein’s announcement at the end of June that all his forces had withdrawn. Claims by either side cannot be verified because they do not allow foreign journalists to cover the fighting regularly.
The government of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini has been threatening to invade Iraq for several weeks, according to press reports from the Persian Gulf. The Iranians have scoffed at Hussein’s declaration last month of a unilateral cease-fire and have complained that Iraqi artillery continued to shell across the border.
Iraq invaded its neighbor in September 1980, to gain full control of the Shatt-al-Arab waterway, part of the southern Iran-Iraq border and Iraq’s only shipping outlet to the Persian Gulf. After losing large pieces of territory to Iraq, Iran launched a tide-turning offensive this spring.
None of the communiques indicated how many troops were involved in the renewed battles. Hussein said in an interview Tuesday with The Times of London that Iran was concentrating “massive forces” on its borders and appeared ready to invade Iraq.
U.S. intelligence sources in Washington have estimated as many as 200,000 Iranian troops were moved up to the frontier. An Iranian parliament member, Ayatollah Musavi Tabrizi, told a news conference in Istanbul, Turkey, that Iran “may launch a major attack against Iran.”
Prime Minister Hossein Musavi of Iran on Tuesday rejected a U.N. Security Council resolution proposing that U.N. observers be sent to
See WAP, Page 14A
Freesai/in ' Staff photo by John Senter
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“Our forces will not lay down their arms until this infidel agent regime and all symbols of treason in Baghdad have been toppled.”
In a later Arabic-language broadcast at 4 a.m. EDT, Tehran radio claimed that hundreds of Iraqi soldiers had been captured in the offensive begun Tuesday night.
An Iraqi military communique reaching london said the push was directed at Basra, Iraq’s main port located about 15 miles west of the Iranian border in extreme southeast Iraq. It did not say if Iranian forces crossed the frontier.
“The Iraqi armed forces and people will repulse and crush this new offensive of the Iranian enemy,” it said.
Tuesday night, Tehran radio broadcast excerpts from an Iranian military communique saying Iranian troops were “advancing after crushing the first resistance put up by Iraqi forces” and had
Baghdad • IRAQ
By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer
If the weather cooperates, Solms area residents will soon have a new bridge and hopefully a dangerous traffic situation will be solved.
Within three to four months, if there isn’t a lot of rain between now and then, a new Solms Road bridge will be open for traffic, Comm. Monroe Wetz said.
Almost six months ago, Solms residents complained to Commissioners Court that the current Solms Road bridge was too narrow — especially since it was < and is still (traveled heavily by
AAA upset with
NEW YORK (AP) - Papa has his Michelob. Now junior has “Pickelob.”
Papa’s got Miller High life; junior has “Milder Low Life.”
But that’s too much gusto for the American Automobile Association. It wants Pickelob and Milder — as well as Fallstiff, Heinekant, lowbrow (“The One For Bums”) and Von Schultz — out of the hands and mouths of children.
The “Chug-a-Can” candy, sold in 2-inch miniature beer cans made of plastic, are filled with brightly colored candy, not the frothy golden brew.
The AAA has launched a campaign against the
cement and limestone hauling trucks.
A petition, containing the names of 270 Solms residents, was sent in January to the court. The petition requested that commissioners consider widening or replacing the bridge.
Residents complained that since the 20-foot-wide bridge is the main artery used by large trucks transporting goods from Parker Brother, General Portland Inc., and U.S. Gypsum, it was (a.id is) heavily traveled.
They said the bridge was only wide enough for one large truck to pass at a time, causing traffic
See BRIDGE, Page 14A
beer-can packaging for candy
beer lookalikes in editorials sent recently to its 178 clubs for distribution through club newsletters nationwide. AAA says Chug-a-Can fosters unhealthy attitudes toward beer-drinking among youngsters, and they want stores to remove the candy.
“Making alcohol consumption a glamorous activity is something that shouldn’t be done,” says Allan Wilbur, national director of public relations for AAA, which has 22.5 million members. “We’ve been involved in alcohol education programs for so long, we just felt we had to say something.”
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